Wi-Fi Wars is a live comedy game show where you play along! Log in with your smartphone or tablet (make sure you’ve got plenty of battery!) and compete in a range of games, quizzes and challenges to win the show, and prizes!
Hosted by comedian and regular videogames commentator Steve McNeil (Challenge TV’s Videogame Nation, Ginx TV’s Console Yourself and Ginx Live), the show was first performed as part of the Royal Institution’s 2015 Summer Programme after Steve and Rob Sedgebeer’s appearance on their 2014 BBC Christmas Lectures. In 2016 they returned with a new show, at which they broke the Guinness World Record for “Most People Playing A Single Game of Pong” (286 people, the previous record was 251) – click here for video.
An early version of the technology used in the show was developed by Rob Sedgebeer and kindly loaned to the live incarnation of McNeil and Pamphilon’s videogaming/comedy show Go 8-Bit, which you may have spotted in things such as Time Out (Critic’s Choice), Metro (Top Ten London Geek Nights Out), The Guardian (“Not To Be Missed”) and on BBC Radio 4 Extra. They also had their own stage at Eurogamer’s EGX, welcoming over 80,000 people to the event over its four day run at Earls’ Court.
Go 8-Bit is now a television show hosted by Dara O’Briain. Steve’s a Team Captain, Rob did all the technical stuff, and it’ll be on your TVs this Autumn, on the channel ‘Dave’. Find out more about Go 8-Bit on their website: www.go8bit.com.
2014 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (BBC)
BBC Click (BBC One & BBC News Worldwide)
Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit (Dave) – Airing Autumn 2016
BBC Radio 4, “While My Guitar Gently Bleeps”
2015 Manchester University Christmas Lectures
Festival of The Spoken Nerd
Royal Institution ‘Lates’ Events
Royal Institution Regular Residency
Blue Dot Festival, Jodrell Bank Observatory
Google (Private Event)
Eurogamer’s EGX (Earl’s Court 2014 and Birmingham NEC 2015)
National Videogame Arcade
The Heart of Gaming, 2nd Birthday Bash
Cube Cinema, Bristol ‘Competition Cube’
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Brighton Fringe Festival
Bedford Fringe Festival
Udderbelly/South Bank Festival
Machynlleth Comedy Festival (2015/2016)
Nottingham Comedy Festival
Milton Keynes Comedy Festival
Croydon Comedy Festival