is a computer
and video games
television show, originally produced by and shown on Rapture TV
from 1999-2006. As of July 2010, the show has been revived and is now broadcast on Information TV and Showcase TV. The show has presented by Matt Cuttle
, a former presenter on Sky One
", and Kate Heavenor
, a former children's TV presenter. It is perhaps most famous for launching the career of BBC
presenter Jake Humphrey
G@mers was first broadcast on cable and satellite channel Rapture TV
in 1999. Initially, the show (then titled just "Gamers" without the @) was presented by Cuttle and Humphrey. The show was later sold to ITV
, coinciding with Rapture's financial problems at the time, and ended when the channel went off-the-air (temporarily) in 2001. At this point Humphrey left. On their third relaunch in 2005, the show was resumed, back on Rapture, with Heavenor replacing Humphrey as presenter.
The show covered console and handheld gaming, PC gaming and retro console systems, with the majority of time devoted to game reviews, which are rated by both presenters.
After 54 concurrent episodes, the programme, alongside Rapture TV's other production That Film Show
- ceased production, owing to the station and later closing.
In July 2010, Rapture TV announced that G@mers would return on Information TV
and Showcase TV as a weekly 15 minute programme,... Read More