Reality TV may not be the best place to find anything realistic, but it can be a good place to find people who would fit right in an anime.
A reality TV show about some of the best indie game developers in the business competing Iron-Chef-style to make amazing games? Sounds like a great idea, right? You'd think so, but this story does not, unfortunately, have a happy ending.
America's Got Talent is NBC's crowdsourced variety show, designed to get the network from the end of May sweeps to the new fall lineup as cheaply as possible. It still delivers some eye-popping acts, such as Kenichi Ebina, who found the perfect interpretation for his signature reverse-time dance move: a video game.
If you stop and think about it, Booker DeWitt's life is kind of a mess. And you know what works great for reality TV? People with messy lives. This reality TV take on BioShock Infinite by timtimfed, then, is kind of perfect.
Oh, trashy reality TV shows. You're so formulaic, and so awful, and yet there's something about you that makes it difficult to look away. Like a car wreck, really. (And sure, sometimes you're genuinely entertaining.)
The television network TLC—known for gems like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo—aired a couple of specials following speed dating last year. Not just any speed dating, mind, but speed dating at nerdy events like Comic-Con. The hope was that the episodes would do well enough to warrant a full show.
Last month Zynga laid off more than 100 game developers in a firing extravaganza set against the backdrop of Apple's big iPad event. Thanks to CBS reality show "The Job", the company's hiring of a new associate game designer will be every bit as spectacular and public as that mass termination.
The third season of PlayStation Network reality show The Tester is coming, and Sony has whittled down the list of shitty-job hopefuls to 100. Now it's time to vote.
Just when I thought it was safe to watch original PlayStation 3 programming, Sony returns with The Tester 2 Reunion Special, in which Big Fazeek proves once again that he is not capable of behaving like an adult.
Because you demanded it, Namco is finally bringing the 1980 arcade sensation Pac-Man to unscripted television. Think Wipeout (the pratfall-soaked game show) or the Amazing Race, not so much Jersey Shore, for Pac-Man's "reality" TV outing.