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GamesMaster: The Oral History

Dominik Diamond, Jack Templeton, Robbie Williams


The definitive history of the iconic ‘90s videogame TV show, written by host Dominik Diamond

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GamesMaster: The Oral History charts the highs and lows of Channel 4’s iconic and anarchic UK videogames entertainment show. First broadcast in 1992 amid a brash youth television takeover, the ambitious and sometimes chaotic production of GamesMaster is as much a story of the 1990s, set against a backdrop of videogame console wars, Britpop and a curious new thing called the World Wide Web. This definitive retrospective is guided by show host Dominik Diamond and features over 40 contributors, including production crew, celebrity guests and the games-playing members of the public who became either playground heroes or defeated outcasts vying for the iconic Golden Joystick prize.


'Any fan of GamesMaster should come away from this book having learned something new, but it would be an interesting read even for those who never saw the show. In any case, we can’t imagine any way to have done it better'
Retro Gamer

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Book Details

Format: PLC

Size: 23.0 x 16.0 cm

Extent: 320 pp

Illustrations: 100

Publication date: 6 October 2022

ISBN: 9780500025918

About the Author

Dominik Diamond is a Scottish television and radio presenter and newspaper columnist. He is best known as the original presenter of Channel 4’s video gaming programme GamesMaster, as host of The Dominik Diamond Breakfast Show on XFM Scotland and as a columnist for the Daily Star.