ABC Good Game


September 18, 2006


Premiering on ABC2 and ABC Online on Tuesday 19 September at 8.30pm, Good Game is a program by gamers for gamers. Each week it will be jam-packed with the latest gaming news and events, top gaming tips, reviews, techniques to pimp and boost your machine, and interviews with game developers and the people behind the scenes.

Exclusive to ABC2, Good Game is fully supported by an interactive site at ABC Online Good Game is available to audiences when, where and how they want it with all segments available online as Video on Demand.

Hosted by Junglist (Jeremy Ray) and Kapowski (Michael Makowski), Good Game is filmed in the Den of Gaming (DOG); a gamers' paradise fitted out with just about every gaming device ever invented and complemented by a huge plasma screen - every gamers' dream screen! Junglist and Kapowski are supported each week by Dr Daneel, Good Game's technical wizard, and P_Nutz, the computer-hacking ape.

Australian gamers are largely ignored by the mainstream media, treated very much as a fringe niche.

But the numbers speak for themselves. Three quarters of all Australian households now have a device for playing computer or console games, and annual spending on gaming products is now over $850 million.

Good Game is dedicated to giving these gamers an intelligent and entertaining analysis of the gamescene in Australia and around the world. And if you're thinking Good Game is a program for geeks then think again. Women aged 18 or older represent a significantly greater portion of the game-playing population than boys aged 17 or younger, and the average game player age is now 33.

"Good Game is all about bringing the gamers what they want, showing them stuff that they will actually be interested in watching, and we can do this because we are gamers ourselves," says Junglist.

Junglist first picked up a controller at the age of six and has been a passionate gamer ever since.

Until recently he ran a successful Counter-Strike: Source team. Junglist now trains younger gamers in online sportsmanship as well as war-gaming tactics.

Kapowski started gaming at the age of five. At the age of 13 he built his first computer to satisfy his love of gaming.

Dr Daneel (Miles Tulett) built his first computer at the age of eight and hasn't stopped. He recently won two major competitions for computer design. Dr Daneel is currently studying and plans to embark on a career in computer design.

Good Game is an exciting offering for the growing digital TV audience. Across Australia 1.57 million households are now able to watch digital free-to-air television, and another million plus can enjoy ABC2 as part of their digital subscription TV service.

ABC2 is the ABC's digital-only, free-to-air channel - a complementary service offering new and
time-shifted ABC programs. It is available free-to-air on channel 21 with a digital set-top box, or
from selected pay TV services.

For further information contact:

Aimee Lipscombe
Publicist, ABC New Media & Digital Services
P: 03 9626 1985
M: 0402 258 482





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