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Gawker Media Buys Rights to Japanese Reality Show

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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