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Published on March 10th, 2009 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

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WCG's Ultimate Gamer Hits Airwaves Tonight

Tonight marks a night of culmination for a lot of people. World Cyber Games, of course, but also the legions of gamers that believe that gaming should be a mainstream phenomenon. That’s why The Ultimate Gamer is such a big deal.

The fact that it’s premiering on SciFi says tons as well, but that’s something for another day…

Here’s what the official site has to say about the show:

In WCG ULTIMATE GAMER, 12 top gamers from around the country live together and battle one another in a series of competitions that take them “beyond the game.” From real-life challenges inspired by top-selling games to head-to-head elimination matches before hundreds of screaming spectators, the last gamer standing after eight grueling weeks will have survived gaming’s ultimate test and will be called the best all-around gamer in the United States.

The prizes are also pretty major. Take a look:

  • $100,000
  • The ultimate Samsung electronics package
  • And the opportunity to be the face of the WCG, where they will represent the world’s largest video gaming organization around the globe, including the 2009 Grand Final in China

I don’t know about you, but I find this show pretty interesting. Now, the real-life challenges are kind of unexpected, but they’re not exactly a bad thing.

It premiers tonight at 10pm Eastern /9pm Central on SciFi.

What do you think? Will you be checking out The Ultimate Gamer?

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Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at GAMINGtruth.com, streaming at http://www.twitch.tv/deejayknight and teaching.



  • Mike

    Yeah.. I hate to say it, but you KNOW some of the female "contestants" are executive plants to raise ratings. Not saying that it doesn't work.. I want to watch it now, lol. But I remain suspicious until I see the episode. Film-room editing can hide a lot.

  • Mike

    Yeah.. I hate to say it, but you KNOW some of the female "contestants" are executive plants to raise ratings. Not saying that it doesn't work.. I want to watch it now, lol. But I remain suspicious until I see the episode. Film-room editing can hide a lot.

  • Andrew

    This seems a lot like that Gears 2 promotional contest SciFi ran before the release. It still looks promising though.

  • Andrew

    This seems a lot like that Gears 2 promotional contest SciFi ran before the release. It still looks promising though.

  • Mike

    After seeing the first episode, I'm slightly hooked. The dialogue is pretty bad with the hosts, but oh well. It's gaming on tv, how can we not watch?

  • Mike

    After seeing the first episode, I'm slightly hooked. The dialogue is pretty bad with the hosts, but oh well. It's gaming on tv, how can we not watch?

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