One thing they were bashing was the game show version of Candy Crush, recently announced by CBS. That's hardly unexpected. It's a new game show, after all, and new is a dirty word on GSF. Check their list of 50
One of the odder complaints came from the sensible Matt Ottinger, the guy who used to run the board when it was known as his. (Apologies for the bad sentence construction.) It's Magnificent Marble Machine or Starcade all over again. The idea that we would be entertained simply watching someone else play a game.
I agree that the show sounds like a physical stunt game, based on the sparse information available right now. Which does limit its play-along value, and that's what Matt is driving at. But you could say the same about Beat the Clock, recently enshrined in the GSF list of 50
Play-along value no doubt helps. But it's not necessarily the be-all and end-all. Otherwise, no stunt game show would last beyond the first stunt. We'll see if this Candy Crush effort can keep us interested in other people's games.