I just discovered this show called “Hero AAAA – A Game Show that You Can Watch and Kinda Get Even if You Have Zero Gaming Knowledge” 『勇者ああああ〜ゲーム知識ゼロでもなんとなく見られるゲーム番組〜』.
You might like it if you like video games and Japanese variety comedy. No subs as far as I’m aware (the show is only 1 year old).
The MCs are Alco and Peace (comedy duo). https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%A2%E3%83%AB%E3%82%B3%26%E3%83%94%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B9
The show is produced by Square Enix.
It’s quite different from game center cx though, which is to me 80% gaming and 20% comedy. This show is more 70% comedy, 30% gaming, even though the whole show is firmly video game-themed and the MCs are much better gamers than Arino of GCCX (they also make references to gaming culture than only gamers would understand). Also, GCCX is pretty family-friendly while this show has a more “bro” feel to it (it’s a late night show, for one).
Here is a streaming link to the first episode: http://www.miomio.tv/watch/cc318177/
An upload of the first ep (aired 2017-04-06): https://mega.nz/#!FTxywbAD
Decryption key: !dOi2_6njwqTTEsga11-6n5TKE303ciHRgrk3kw_uRsM
Here is a site that semi-reliably (some links may be broken) posts links to each episode: http://variety111.blog.fc2.com/?q=%E5%8B%87%E8%80%85%E3%81%82%E3%81%82%E3%81%82%E3%81%82&page=5
Episodes can also generally be found on miomio.tv or pandora.tv
Miomio.tv has better uploads than pandora.tv. An episode on pandora.tv I found had the video start 1 minute into the show while miomio didn’t have that issue.
An example of a show (using the first ep): in the first segment, the MCs and some guest comedians play a “challenge” from a video game. In the first ep, they taken turns trying to successfully do a “hadoken” in Street Fighter II 9 straight times. If they fail at any point, they get (mildly) electrocuted, batsu game style.
In the second segment, they bring in entertainers who claim that video games is a hobby of theirs. Alco and Peace comically grill them on their gaming knowledge to expose them as fakes (who don’t really know about gaming) or authentic.
“Later, I was a car show model.”
“There’s no way a car show model who has guys all over her is into video games.”
In the third and final segment, comedians perform video-game themed skits.
The first segment where they play the challenges probably need no subs to understand, but the following segments probably do.
It’s a different take on video game-themed comedy than GCCX, and it’s pretty hilarious.
Another first segment I watched was from this episode: http://variety111.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-44630.html
(miomio.tv and pandora.tv links still work), where everyone tries to do this thing from Mario:
across a section of the level. I remember this skill as being one of the harder things to do in this Mario game, so it shows that they do bring in comedians who have a certain level of gaming under their belts already.