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« on: July 12, 2009, 11:56:02 PM »
What do you guys think of G4? I used to love the channel back when it was called Tech TV and it was actually about video games and tech stuff and also played anime at night. What happened to shows like Cinematech? I used to be able to stay up all night watching the awesome stuff they had on. I think Adam Sessler is the only person I still respect on that channel, I can't stand Kevin Ferrara or Morgan Manjaw.


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Re: G4
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 12:03:45 AM »
G4 is pretty stupid. The shows that are actually about video games ( not cops and cheaters) are hosted by annoying bitches. I like x-play with Adam and Morgan, thats about it.

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 12:22:29 AM »
Ahah! Painfully true.

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 12:23:21 AM »
I see this on the TV's when im at the Gym. I find it pretty amusing on the portions when they give tip's on games since some of them are some no brainers. :ganishka:
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Re: G4
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 12:26:56 AM »
I like x-play with Adam and Morgan, thats about it.

This. The rest of the channel is crap with some hot chicks, but big deal.

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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2009, 12:51:15 AM »
X-play is pretty much the only show that G4 should keep. I do enjoy Adam Sessler, but Morgan Webb is nothing special. Code Monkeys, Cheaters, and Attack of the Show are just awful. I also don't appreciate the channel's random specials about porn. Ninja Warrior is interesting but has nothing to do with games. G4 is trying to be another Spike, but Spike isn't that good either. The channel should be all about developer interviews, political discussion (that relates to games), gaming tournaments, reviews, gaming news, comedy*, and convention coverage. So long as there are no decent gaming channels out there, there's always Kotaku, the Escapist, and VGcats.

*Like Zero Punctuation, Unskippable, the Wii fit commercial...
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Re: G4
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009, 01:14:24 AM »
Thinking about it, most of the people that play games and or what not would be online... so wouldn't it be better to just keep the stuff as an online show only?  :???:
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Re: G4
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2009, 05:01:22 AM »
What do you guys think of G4? I used to love the channel back when it was called Tech TV and it was actually about video games and tech stuff and also played anime at night. What happened to shows like Cinematech?

  No matter how well nerd based Tech TV was, it lacked on serious ratings.  Working at NBC at the time they always posted the charts in the office, and frankly G4 is the result of it.  I still don't know how these people are able to fund the station with commercials about ExtenZe or any of the FEW commercials they keep on re-running.  But it's no secret, they are doing anything at this point to gain raitings.  I assure you,  if things were going smoother on their side, I guarantee more tech related shows.  On that note... I did liked the Underground "investigations" flicks.   

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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2009, 06:56:52 AM »
Ratings would be the obvious motivator, but it still sounds so strange. I have never encountered a single human being in my life who said that they like G4 better now. Everyone who I talked to about it absolutely hated the change. Oh well, 90% of everything on TV is utter crap anyway.

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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2009, 07:02:06 AM »
Dude i forgot about cinematech, the best show tech tv had and maybe one of the coolest shows ever. I would watch that for hours at 2 in the morning all fucked up just braindead. Ahh high school memories, I need that show back in my life.

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Re: G4
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2009, 03:51:08 PM »
Sessler may seem like a tool on the show, but he generally knows his stuff.

The rest of the network is mostly an embarrassment. I remember when it was in the early TechTV days, where they'd basically just run bullshit electronics info for 24 hours. It was entertaining in the same way watching QVC is -- for when they fuck up badly.
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2009, 09:31:16 PM »
Yea Sessler knows his stuff. Whose the guy who hosts Attack Of the Show? I want him to die, hes fucking annoying and he thinks he's the shit.

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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2009, 09:39:52 PM »
Yea Sessler knows his stuff. Whose the guy who hosts Attack Of the Show? I want him to die, hes fucking annoying and he thinks he's the shit.
Kevin Ferrara. Yeah, Adam is the only guy on that channel who I can still stand to listen to. I wish they could at least put Cinematech and Anime back on there for late nights. If it wasn't for them back in the day I would've never seen Cromartie High or Gungrave.

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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2009, 08:13:39 AM »
  Cinematech was made by some of the crew members of the station per-say as a side project made outside the station.  It was granted air time originally to fill in dead air time.  I was surprised it lasted as long as it did to be honest. Miami was office of one of the best tv station regarding that specific topic.  It was called Locomotion.  A show called "Expand".  And let me tell you... God damn I miss that station.  From experimental to all around the globe students submitting their works being aired.  However, the FCC denied access to the station from being aired in the US.  Unedited anime including Berserk was amongst them.  They even aired most of the 80's cartoons.  It was nice while it lasted  :judo:

  But hey, at least you had the chance of seeing shows like those.  Sad to say show's like these get trashed for lack of ratings and sales.  MTV's Liquid Television is the primary example. 

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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2009, 02:04:03 PM »

  But hey, at least you had the chance of seeing shows like those.  Sad to say show's like these get trashed for lack of ratings and sales.  MTV's Liquid Television is the primary example. 

I miss that too  :sad: At least i have my Aeon Flux box set on dvd, one of my favorite dvds.

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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2009, 05:56:07 AM »
Ninja Warrior fan here. That and G4 Underground are both great shows. Also, even more of a guilty pleasure, they occasionally play Arrested Development and The X-Files. =)

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Re: G4
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2009, 04:38:32 AM »
I just want to say that Attack of the Show is such a distasteful and unfunny program. The two hosts are so full of themselves and seem to be having way more fun then anyone whose watching them is. This show is so terrible that I'm embarrassed for them for being such jackasses on TV. Makes Morgan Webb and Adam Sessler look like professional comedians.

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Re: G4
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2009, 04:56:41 AM »
I just want to say that Attack of the Show is such a distasteful and unfunny program. The two hosts are so full of themselves and seem to be having way more fun then anyone whose watching them is. This show is so terrible that I'm embarrassed for them for being such jackasses on TV. Makes Morgan Webb and Adam Sessler look like professional comedians.
You saying this is probably why a representitive from Somethingawful who was there to talk about SA on G4 put on a fake website that talked about laundry machines or some shit.

I think these type of shows need to stay as web streams.
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