Allow me to introduce you to one of my favorite gaming related shows, Game center CX!
"What the hell is this, some crazy Japanese show?" you ask. Yeah, pretty much. Basically it's about this guy named Arino who goes around to arcades around Japan, talks to people in the game industry about many new games, as well as some classics.
The best part of it by far is Arino's challenge. In this segment he usually has to play some old, obscure or really difficult game and win his challenge by either beating the game or getting a certain item, reaching a set score, etc.
Arino himself is a funny guy who is entertaining to watch whether he succeeds or fails. The best part of it though is that he's actually not very good at the games he plays. In some cases he's terrible, but that's what makes it so great when he actually beats them.
Watching him trying so hard to win and enlisting the help of friends, pros and even the games' developers is really entertaining. It reminds me what's so great about playing games in the first place. You can't help but cheer him on. This is a great show and I wish we had something like it in North America. Check out a clip of it on youtube!