“Daycare for adults” – GamesMaster and the shifting cultural capital of videogames

The television show GamesMaster, broadcast on the UK’s Channel 4 between 1992 and 1998, would serve as an early attempt at looking at the wider cultural and economic significance of Super Mario Bros and Sonic the Hedgehog. It would also experiment with whether it was also possible get real world clout from stunt playing two Virtua Cop 2 cabinets at the same time.

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