Andy Johnson of TheGameReviews writes: "Gameswipe's apparent success offers an opportunity to reassess games on television. After all, the show was actually as much about gaming on television as it was about gaming itself. It included clips of the likes of GamesMaster, as well as ones of more mainstream science offered disdainful outlook on the worth of the medium. In the show's introduction, Brooker also offered an explanation as to why games rarely feature on TV, suggesting that gaming is still seen as a sedentary, mind-rotting activity pursued only by emotionally and sexually inexperienced loners. Whilst it's true that such perceptions probably still exist among some of those behind the TV shows we watch, it doesn't go all the way to explaining why TV appears to shun our past-time, nor does it excuse what is ultimately a failure to give the audience what they want."