Saturday, 23 July 2011

Dom Jolly has a go at a gaming show...kinda



You know Dom Jolly, he of the popular hidden camera show: "Trigger Happy TV" -where he mainly played an obnoxious bastard who shouted into a over sized mobile phone. Or as a contestant on "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here" -where he was an obnoxious bastard who ate insects and rat testicles. Well now, he's the star of his new youtube channell: Dom Jolly's joystick. Where he's an obnoxious bastard, hosting a video game show. At least, I think it's supposed to be one. I assume it's an attempt to get  a show made for television, but seeing as no channel in the UK will touch video games with a ten foot pole, he's had to stick on YouTube. Which is amusing in of itself as he's chosen the worst possible time to do it, seeing as the publishers have set their sights on the terrible people that record game footage and put it up online (how dare they). Which would explain the lack of gaming footage in his latest video, him waxing lyrical about playing Call of Duty.
To be fair, he clearly does play games, that comes across in his delivery. however he also has some glaring gaps in his knowledge. In on video he starts with the question, "Remember when Nintendo took the fatalities out of Mortal Kombat 2 on the snes?"
No Dom, nobody does, because they never took them out of Mortal Kombat 2. It was the first Mortal Kombat that was censored for Nintendo consoles. Maybe you could try a little something the rest of us call "research"?
It's not hugely funny either, which is ok, if Jolly just wants to talk about the gaming. But as he's on screen for the majority of the time, it's a bit of a drag. However, the videos are refreshingly short. Lasting no more than two to three minutes, they have an intro, go right into the subject and no waste. If The Blurb delivered it's links like that, I wouldn't be scrubbing my eyes with bleach now.
Is Dom Jolly's joystick breaking any new ground? Not really. But as a work in progress it shows promise. So long as Jolly keeps it game related, does more than a quick look on wikipedia when writing and gets rid of the title. Because it's only good for the one "you wanna have a go on my joystick" joke, then it's just pathetic

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