GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley

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GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley
Also known as GT.TV
Starring Geoff Keighley
Amanda MacKay
Daniel Kayser
iJustine
Composer(s) Kurt Bumbulis, Bruce Edwards
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
Production
Executive producer(s) Geoff Keighley, Kevin Kay, Neil Schuurmans, Jon Slusser
Producer(s) Jeremy Hoffmann, Joel Goodling
Editor(s) Adam Greenstein (lead), Stephanie B. Keane, John Stobaugh, Mike Thoroe
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) MTV Networks Company
GameTrailers.com
Broadcast
Original channel Spike
Original run January 14, 2005 (2005-01-14)–January 18, 2008 (2008-01-18) (Game Head)
January 25, 2008 (2008-01-25) – present (GT.TV)
External links
Website

GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley (or GT.TV) is a television show about video games hosted by video game journalist Geoff Keighley. Originally titled Game Head, on January 25, 2008, the show relaunched under its current name with a slightly different format and further incorporation of GameTrailers hosts, Amanda MacKay and Daniel Kayser. The series airs Friday nights at different times (depending on the previous programming) at 12am, 12:30am, 1am, and 1:30am Eastern Time on Spike in the U.S. and Canada.

Series overview[edit]

In the program, host Geoff Keighley, along with his correspondents, are seen on location at video game companies or interviewing with special guests while divulging exclusive information on upcoming video games. During the program, video game previews, reviews, new gadgets, and trivia facts about the video games are featured.

Notable episodes[edit]

Past episodes have included interviews with film director Uwe Boll, current Nintendo of America President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime, professional video gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, and fashion designer Marc Ecko.

Episodes have also focused on the "Best of E3" (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in their E³ 2006 and E³ 2007 episode, featuring editors from internet gaming site GameSpot. Other episodes have featured the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences's D.I.C.E. Summit, including an interview with the former head of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division Peter Moore, the 8th Annual Independent Games Festival, PAX East, and Spike TV Video Game Awards (VGAs).

Ratings[edit]

According to Spike TV, GT.TV is the highest rated video game show on television, and consistently has higher ratings than anything on G4 or MTV2.[1]

Hosts[edit]

  • Geoff Keighley (2005–present) - Video game journalist for online, print and television, freelance writer, and executive producer. Former correspondent for G4TV's The Electric Playground.
  • Amanda MacKay (2007–present) - On-location host, actress, and producer.
  • Daniel Kayser (2007–present) - On-location correspondent and interviewer.
  • iJustine (2010–present) - On-location gadget correspondent, and actress.

Celebrity Guests[edit]

A number of celebrities have also appeared as guests, including Clint Eastwood, Kiefer Sutherland, Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and even Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

Game Head: Episode Guide[edit]

Season 1 (2005)[edit]

Season 2 (2006)[edit]

Season 3 (2006)[edit]

Season 4 (2007)[edit]

During the 2006 Spike TV Video Game Awards on December 13, 2006, a 30-second commercial revealed that Game Head will return for a fourth season in 2007. Commercials stated that new episodes would premiere on Fridays at 1AM in January. However, the first new episode actually aired on Friday, February 2, 2007. The start of season 4 brought with it a new logo and new graphics throughout the show. Other new additions include a ratings score for game reviews, based on a 10-point scale, and a Game Head Icon segment, highlighting an iconic character in video game history. Also, a feature called Open World lists the top-selling games at a given independent video game retailer.

GameTrailers TV (GT.TV) Episode Guide[edit]

Season 1 (2008)[edit]

In January 2008 it was announced that the 5th season Game Head would be relaunched as GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley, further aligning the show with MTV's popular gaming site GameTrailers. The format of the show is largely the same as Game Head, although game reviews are now handled by GameTrailers.com so the scores match those on the website. The show was also re-launched in high-definition on SpikeHD and is available in HD on GameTrailers.com and Xbox Live Marketplace.

Season 2 (2009)[edit]

Season 3 (2010)[edit]

Season 4 (2011)[edit]

Special - GT.TV Presents: E3 2011 All Access Live (June 6, 2011)
Special - GameStop All Access (Battlefield 3/Assassin's Creed: Revelations/Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception/Batman: Arkham City) (September 16, 2011)

Season 5 (2012)[edit]

Season 6 (2013)[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]