PBS Game/Show Has Officially Ended
(Last Updated On: July 6, 2016)

The PBS experiment on YouTube called Game/Show, hosted by Jamin Warren, has officially closed up shop. After more than 130 episodes and a lot of controversial comments and themes covered, the show is wrapping up and going out into the digital pastures to lay down and become a historical mark on YouTube that was once a very thrifty experiment by PBS.

The channel saying “goodbye” was done with a minute long video showing a few clips and calling it a day. Kotaku In Action caught wind of the video that was posted at the end of June, which seems to have flown well under the radar.

It seems very similar to when Rev3 ended up biting the dust a couple of years ago, silently fading out into the ether like a choked whisper from brittle old man.

The content on the site delved mostly into conversations about sociopolitical topics. Yes, the same sort of topics a lot of gamers have been trying to get away from.

[Update 7/6/2016: It was also pointed out that Jamin Warren is the founder of the culture site Kill Screen, which oftentimes comes under fire for its attacks on gaming. Kill Screen also had a few members from the Game Journo Pros on the writing staff, including Ryan Kuo and Chris Dahlen, as reported by Breitbart. ]

The Game/Show series came bursting onto the scene back in 2013 with hot-button topics like discussing if Master Chief from Halo were gay…

…they also did controversial topics covering things like Anita Sarkeesian and Feminist Frequency, asking if the controversies surrounding GTA V warranted the necessity of [mostly uninformed] cultural critics to criticize and censure games.

Suffice it to say, many of these kind of videos were not very well liked.

Nevertheless, Warren and crew kept picking at the scabs, furthering the narratives that were repeated amongst those on the websites operated by the Game Journo Pros. Eventually the audience’s tolerance for the narrative propaganda began to wear thin and their uneasy acceptance of the show’s message turned into outright irritation.

On the “Goodbye” video, some of the top comments are from users like John Wilkison, who stated…

“Don’t let the door hit you. You have been doing nothing but pushing irrational dogma when people just want to learn about video games.”

Others like CapnHolic didn’t hold back, stating…

“How’d that whole putting identity politics in gaming thing work out for you? Ohhhh………..”

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Mike Hatley also had no sympathy to spare, writing…

“Thanks for making gaming worse. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”

Not everyone was glad to see Warren go, and not everyone was disappointed with the narrative driven structure of the content. Some people like David Rahn enjoyed Game/Show, stating…

“I’ve been here since the beginning and I’m very sad to see it go. I hope Jamin can find somewhere we can all follow him to and continue the great discussions (besides the comment section) that we’ve all enjoyed here for the last two years.”

There are a few sprinkles of comments commending Warren and the topics covered by the channel, but the vast majority of comments are glad to see the channel go. As Turtoi Radu stated…

“One less cancerous Youtuber to pollute our beloved medium! Such great news!”

PBS apparently tried to experiment with indoctrinating gamers with ideas about social and identity politics through the YouTube sub-culture, but most audience members were able to see through the facade.

A lot of the misinformation and misrepresentation presented through the channel about game culture was quickly and vehemently dismissed by most gamers.

In the marketplace of free ideas, this particular experiment from PBS failed to provide the gaming community with the one commodity they appreciate more than anything else: honesty and common sense.


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  • Coopersale

    Always funny to see the sensitive little snowflake Billy get triggered. Were your poor wittle fee fees hurt by the bad man and his videos, Billy Willy? Poor wittle thing!

  • steprock

    It was so odd the way the channel just went POOF with a sad little recap video. I assumed someone higher up pulled the plug with no explanation.

    For my part, I liked the deep discussion about games and culture, but – like you point out – this channel lurched so far into identity politics and tried so hard to indoctrinate viewers that it became un-watchable.

    Example: the video on race in gaming finally ended up at a place where ANY depiction of a person of color in a game was racist! Also, FAILING to have a person of color was racist. Literally, anything you did or did not do was denounced (in the nicest way possible) as racist! Jamin and company had laid out such a mine-field of “don’t do anything to offend anyone about anything ever” that they themselves fell right into their own trap. It was absurd.

    Watching people do scathing follow-ups that dismantled the lack of logic was fairly hysterical. Still, when the show just stuck to thought-provoking topics about gamine, it was actually interesting.

  • Gamergater #7230

    Good news 🙂 Things are finally getting better

  • MusouTensei

    And nothing of value was lost.

  • Michael P

    Vaguely heard of him. He’s got one of the most punchable nu-male hipster faces in SoJus, right down to those ridiculous problem non-glasses. All that’s missing is a goony beard.

    Seriously, what kind of 30 odd yr old wears a fucking cardigan? Good riddance you cuck.

  • Don’t know much about this person and I don’t think I’ve ever watched any videos on that channel.

    But if they are SJWs and feminism agenda-pushers, then good fucking riddance.

  • TT

    i swear, all “progessives” wear the same pair of glasses. ffs the guy doesn’t even have lens…

    • One of the most frequently made comments on that video was that he didn’t have lenses. A lot of people really don’t like problem glasses.

      • durka durka

        our favorite transpedodogfucker said “he is doing it so the lens wont shine on the camera”

    • Wisdomcube2000

      I remember he gave a reason for that one, think it was due to a glare or something. Been a while though so I might be remembering it wrong.

      • TT

        I vaguely recall something like that too, but if that were the case, why not just take the glasses off?

  • SomeGeek

    YES, there is a sliver of justice in the world!
    I very much agree with the user, Turtoi, “One less cancerous Youtuber to pollute our beloved medium! Such great news!

  • C G Saturation

    I saw a little of one of that guy’s videos, and he just spouted constant lies and made up shit, while acting like he speaks fact. I hate him so much. Assholes will destroy the world for a few extra bucks.

  • giygas

    Gamers don’t have to be your audience. That is if don’t want anyone to take you seriously.

    • Shelly the kid

      That and she’s a Muslim at heart.

      :/

    • They don’t even realize how completely bigoted and discriminative they actually are when they say “gamers don’t have to be your audience”. Because a comment like that is basically suggesting to the developers/companies to NOT make video games for gamers.

      It’s the same in the case of the Ghostbusters Reboot movie, “men/nerds do not have to be your audience”. Sexism and discrimination.

      SJWs are a despicable set of cunts.

      • Gamergater #7230

        Couldn’t have said it better myself. These people have NO place in video game culture or industry if they do not respect or care about the very people whose money supports their bullshit.

  • RadicalPepe1488

    Adios, muchachos! I’m so glad to see this nonwhite mystery meat get dropped.

  • Hawk Hopper

    The less money SJWs get from tax payers to peddle their narrative the better.

    I can recall how I first came into contact with this Jamin weirdo. I remember once doing a YouTube search for “video game analysis”. It gave me Movie Bob videos and the PBS Game Show. I should have just searched for “cancer”.