SyFy’s WCG Ultimate Gamer show a little bit of a dud

Posted by | August 25, 2010

I would like to direct everyone over to an article by Kit Dotson at SiliconANGLE about SyFy Channel’s second season of WCG Ultimate Gamer.

So I watched the second season opener for SyFy’s WCG Ultimate Gamer reality show last Friday. (Starting this autumn, it airs on SyFy channel, Thursday nights at 11pm.) I haven’t had a chance to check out the first season, so as I watched it buffer up on Hulu I expected the staid reality show formula: manufactured drama, Machiavellian political maneuvering, two arbitrarily formed teams, and some sort of single elimination culminating in a walk of shame for some poor schlub at the end of the show. When it came to this angle, SyFy Ultimate Gamer did not disappoint me.

But, much like CrunchGear reviewer, Nicholas Deleon, it did let me down when it came down to pure gamer connection…

Link, via SiliconANGLE.


1 Comment so far
  1. Elaine Mercer
    August 25, 2010 1:06 pm

    Boo.

    Okay, okay, I am being unfair. Still, I also found this episode deliriously wanting. Tekken 6 is interesting and all, but when most of the episode isn’t even about how the players interacted with the video game — just how they sported, sniped, and politicked at one another — the entire premise ran thin.

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