ABC 2’s ‘Good Game’ axed after 10 years on air

Presumably so the ABC can air more BBC repeats

ABC 2’s ‘Good Game’ axed after 10 years on air

A statement from Good Game’s Facebook page:

Sad news. After the program’s summer break, two of the key presenters of Good Game announced they were leaving to pursue other opportunities.
In light of this major setback, and changes in the way audiences are choosing to get their information about gaming, the ABC has decided to end the long and successful run of the show. We plan to continue Spawn Point in a new format.
We expect to retain all the remaining Good Game team.
The ABC would like to acknowledge the wonderful work of Janet Carr and all of the Good Gamers. Any show that makes it to a 10th birthday is something to be proud of. Good Game pioneered video game TV. Its commitment and innovation has been repeatedly and appropriately awarded. The show has had a tremendous run and plenty of adventures, none of which would have happened without the ongoing love and support of you, the GG community.
Thank you.

The two hosts leaving:

Good Game first hit Australian screens in 2006 on digital channel ABC 2. It was created by Janet Carr and original hosts Jeremy ‘Junglist’ Ray and Michael ‘Kapowski’ Makowski. Makowski was soon replaced by Steven ‘Bajo’ O’Donnell, while in 2009 Ray was replaced by Stephanie ‘Hex’ Bendixsen. Spin-off ‘Good Game: Spawn Point’, aimed at younger gamers, went to air in 2010 on ABC 3. The show also had other online spin-offs, including daily show ‘Good Game Pocket’, hosted by Nich ‘NichBoy’ Richardson, as well as ‘Good Game Well Played’, hosted by Angharad ‘Rad’ Yeo.

Last year the ABC celebrated Good Game’s 10th birthday with a live studio audience special.

The final 2016 episode of ‘Good Game’, which is now sadly the final ever episode, took a look at the best games of the year:

Feel free to complain to the ABC here.