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04/06/09 at 04:34:42
 
Anyone else seen this new "reality" show on Sci Fi? I just happened to catch it as I was flipping channels tonight. Here is a description:

"In WCG ULTIMATE GAMER, 12 top gamers from around the country live together and battle one another in a series of competitions that take them "beyond the game." From real-life challenges inspired by top-selling games to head-to-head elimination matches before hundreds of screaming spectators, the last gamer standing after eight grueling weeks will have survived gaming's ultimate test and will be called the best all-around gamer in the United States."

First off thats some balls the Sci Fi channel has there thinking they can declare the best all around gamer in the US. Fuck that.

I was having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that this was actually a reality show at first and at first I was like this could be cool. After about 10 minutes I realized that the show is just as stupid as any other reality show. The "contestants" are supposedly top players in their respective games. Im not expert on whether they actually are or not, but Ive never heard of any of these people and I do somewhat keep up with the pro circuits and there are other shows on tv from time to time showcasing MLB and other well known tournies. The "contestants" seem like they were just chosen for the show and of course its completely ruined by the fake drama that they always concoct on reality shows to make it seem more interesting than it really is.

Im all for games/gamers getting some recognition in other outlets like tv but this isnt really the way to go about it I dont think. I dont understand why no one can come up with game inspired shows for tv aside from the few that are already out there.

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Reply #1 - 04/06/09 at 05:20:12
 
Yeah seriously when people claim to be the best in the world at some games, but when the whole thing isn't even debatable by letting just anyone compete... its so unfair as opposed to REAL sporting events(which are reasonable) where you can start from scratch and work your way up winning events.


I remember a few years ago some losers from china proclaimed they had the top rogue and top priest players in WoW on some tv show... its like how the fuck do you judge that you the best in the world? at THAT game? And china didnt even get WoW until 2 years later then rest of world so they would easily have the WORST players in world and they wouldnt have as deep a knowledge base as someone who played from launch.
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Reply #2 - 04/06/09 at 06:00:52
 
That sounds astonishingly stupid.
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Reply #3 - 04/08/09 at 09:01:57
 
yea, that sounds fucking retarded.. for all they know, the best gamer in the world could be some creepy guy in Bumblefuck, Montana who never leaves his house.. they wanna just leave it up to 12 dumbasses on a reality show. and they have to re-enact shit from a game in real-life? how does THAT prove your gaming skills? go to hell...

they did the same thing on Bullrun.. the producers were supposed to recruit ppl from the forums, but instead, they went to car shows and recruited from there. ppl who didnt even give a shit who had "show cars"... tv executives always have to ruin some entity in spite of its true, just to make a quick dollar
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Reply #4 - 04/08/09 at 12:39:05
 
I seen the commercial but no I havent watched it yet. any good?
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Reply #5 - 04/08/09 at 14:24:24
 
Uhhh no.

Never watched a second of it. Nor do I have plans to.

Better time playing games than watching someone else.
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Reply #6 - 04/08/09 at 15:33:13
 
Magnum wrote on 04/08/09 at 14:24:24:
Uhhh no.

Never watched a second of it. Nor do I have plans to.

Better time playing games than watching someone else.



Hahaha so true. Still sounds interesting though
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Reply #7 - 04/08/09 at 16:35:38
 
When I first heard about it I knew it would be shit. The first dead giveaway was the physical calibre of the contestants. They all seem attractive and they're physically fit. Chances are top gamers don't have time to work on their appearance. I've seen what they look like and these people are not them.

I also agree with the self proclaimed "I'm the best" statements.
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Reply #8 - 04/08/09 at 17:14:19
 
SynthR wrote on 04/08/09 at 16:35:38:
When I first heard about it I knew it would be shit. The first dead giveaway was the physical calibre of the contestants. They all seem attractive and they're physically fit. Chances are top gamers don't have time to work on their appearance. I've seen what they look like and these people are not them.

I also agree with the self proclaimed "I'm the best" statements.


I first heard about it when they were doing that dancing game and it turned into a drama scen on the commerical, but the other episodes looked good. I lost interest at first with that dancing game episode from the comercials
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Reply #9 - 04/08/09 at 18:23:39
 
I bet if the contestants ever challenged a true skilled player, they'd get owned in a matter of seconds.

Nobody can be labeled as the best in the country, there is just none. It's only a compliment. With this show it's a compliment with an empty feeling inside. This show would've been better off without the drama, the same drama since the Real World.

People just take pride too seriously for their own control.
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Reply #10 - 04/08/09 at 18:32:09
 
Ill be the first to admit i suck at online matches. I dont know why, i just do.

But I really do well on the campaign types. I guess because i dont play for 23 hours of the day trying to perfect myself online. The only game types I do fairly well online is fighting games, only because i dont have to do slick manuvers to ge away from gunfire or move around the screen like a bad glitch
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Reply #11 - 04/08/09 at 19:57:21
 
Ive watched a couple episodes now just because its kinda like a car wreck....I cant turn away. And it is completely stupid in every possible way. The "real world" challenges corrilate to what the game actually is, like if they play a driving game that week then the RL challenge would be something to do with driving RL car, are pointless and shouldnt have an effect on the overall outcome of the show...but they do.

In the Rock Band episode the contestants were made to play actual instruments as a band and perform in front of judges, this is all fine and dandy because Im all for these people understanding that playing Rock Band and real instruments arent one in the same, but they are actually scored on this and this can be crucial to actually staying on the show.

Then after that they actually play the Rock Band game and are judged on that, based on their actual score in the game of course. So in the group there are plenty who cant play both real life instruments and Rock Band very well so already on the first show there is a chance of being eliminated based on one challenge that has nothing to do with games and then another challenge of a game most of them dont play. Stupid.

Then the person who has the lowest score in both challenges is to face off against another person in a one on one and who ever loses is automatically kicked off the show. The other person who competes in this one on one is chosen by the person with the highest score overall from both challenges. So by now if you cant see all the problems with this show then you arent reading what Im typing here.

Dumb dumb dumb. In tonights episode they are playing Halo 3 so Ill probably watch that just because its fucking Halo. The real life challenge is to play paint ball. Cause thats so much like a real life Halo and all.
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Reply #12 - 04/08/09 at 21:48:34
 
I saw the WCG Ultimate Gamer the other day, and I just couldn't finish watching the whole thing. It's just unspeakably retarded. I fear I may have lost some IQ points.

It's just another scheme to lure and pull in more viewers for the ratings. I'd rather just play the fucking games than watch someone go "Oh shit, I haven't played that! Practice practice practice!"

Though it was hilarious when that dude was like "I haven't played that game" and tried to put on the "gamer" face but you could just see the fear.
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Reply #13 - 04/09/09 at 02:03:56
 
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Still sounds interesting though


Weren't you the guy that said he hated reality shows?
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Reply #14 - 04/09/09 at 02:51:13
 
NightShade wrote on 04/09/09 at 02:03:56:
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Still sounds interesting though


Weren't you the guy that said he hated reality shows?



Yea.

All i said, is it sounds interesting. I didnt say i liked it. lol
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