Gawker Media Buys Rights to Japanese Reality Show

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By Chris O'Shea Comment

According to All Things D, Nick Denton and the Gawker Media empire have officially entered into the TV business. Beginning next week Gawker’s gaming website – Kotaku – is going to air complete episodes of a show called Retro Game Master. The premise of the show is this: A guy named Arino tries to beat old Nintendo games. Yes, that’s it.

Denton has purchased 12 episodes of the show and if it’s a hit for Kotaku, he has the rights to air more episodes. Gawker Media’s Chief Operating Officer Gaby Darbyshire explained that if it fails, it won’t be a big deal. “Put it this way – it was not an extravagant experiment to make. Surprisingly small,” she said.

Let’s hope so. We can’t imagine how watching a TV show about a guy playing video games could be entertaining, since watching people play video games live is intensely boring. But hey, maybe that’s just us.

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