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#31 Nogib

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

Yeah I tuned out of G4 after the death of G4TV.com, The Screen Savers, The Electric Playground, ad Judgement Day. Even Cinematech was kinda cool and better than what they put out nowadays.

Really sad but another reason why cable is not needed in the age of internet streaming.

Sessler (and X play) was probably the last thing gaming related on the network.


I really miss Cinematech (and Icons too). Showing reruns of shows to be super cheap instead of quality programming relevant to your channel name tarnished G4 and so many other channels I no longer watch (I still remember long ago when TLC was, you know, THE LEARNING CHANNEL and not shitty-reality-programming-only-channel).
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#32 jlarlee

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

I dunno AOS isn't a bad show and it come son when nothing else is on really
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:44 PM

Any gamer hardcore enough to watch an entire station about video games is going to be playing video games on his TV, not watching people talk about video games.

It really seems like a bad idea at its core to me.


My feelings exactly.

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#34 lokizz

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:42 AM

that show the did on the history of videogames and developers was the sht and i never understood why someone didnt pick that up.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:14 AM

Uh, because no one would watch it?

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#36 Nogib

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:50 AM

Uh, because no one would watch it?


Are you crazy? Icons was awesome!
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#37 neocisco

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:58 AM

It had some interesting episodes but it's for such an ultra niche audience no network would go near it. Extremely low viewership means virtually no ad sales and thus no profit.

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#38 KaneRobot

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:28 AM

Fuck it, the only thing I actually miss is original "year 1" G4 that had next to no sponsors, hence very few ads (although Pringles was all over it before long). That channel was surreal. The "ads" would wind up being random clips of shit like Night Driver for the 2600. Half the shows looked like they had cable access-level budget available; the show with the guy who went down a hatch to his secret underground lair to talk about MMORPGs (before WoW even existed) was especially shoddy looking. Then every few hours they'd randomly throw in a random episode of that Starcade game show from the early 80's. One episode I saw featured the grand prize of a motherfucking ROBOT. But usually it was just shit like remote control cars or metal detectors.

But yeah, Icons was by far the best show that came out of those early months and years. Shame a DVD set of that never came out. It would fit in fine on a channel like Spike nowadays.
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#39 Loonknight

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:09 AM

Yeah I tuned out of G4 after the death of G4TV.com, The Screen Savers, The Electric Playground, ad Judgement Day. Even Cinematech was kinda cool and better than what they put out nowadays.

Really sad but another reason why cable is not needed in the age of internet streaming.

Sessler (and X play) was probably the last thing gaming related on the network.


That was about the time I stopped watching. I miss the pure TechTV of old, and after the merger I held on for longer than I thought I would but G4's demise is inevitable. Adam is wise to depart.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:15 AM

I must be one of the few who actually watches/likes Attack of the Show. If I were on that show however, I'd be polishing up the old resume...



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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

I must be one of the few who actually watches/likes Attack of the Show. If I were on that show however, I'd be polishing up the old resume...


I do too! It's the only show left that I do watch other than Ninja Warrior. Personally I'm glad they got rid of Olivia Munn because she seemed like a total b**ch that didn't care about our culture at all. Candace Bailey is a good replacement.

I remember the good ol' days when I watched G4 and TechTV nonstop. Then they merged and it was still good, with my fav shows like Icons, Cinematech, Anime Unleashed, Filter (before they got that dumb blonde to host it instead of the HOTNESS Diane Mizota), and before X-Play got infected by the virus that is Morgan ManJaw. But those days are gone and what we have left are fleeting good moments with AOTS, Ninja Warrior, but also incessant repeats of "movies that don't suck" (Tekken and Robocop 3 don't suck, right?), and a bunch of crappy reality shows. Cheaters? really? Come the Fuck on.

Well, good luck to the Sess, he was the last real person on the network to talk about games. With him leaving, they might as well just call the network what we all know it is now, SpikeTV Lite.

And I'm surprised we are talking about the hot girls of G4 and no one has mentioned Alison Haislip yet... :D:D:D

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

Sessler won't be commentating at evo this year? :(

#43 MSUHitman

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:16 PM

I do too! It's the only show left that I do watch other than Ninja Warrior. Personally I'm glad they got rid of Olivia Munn because she seemed like a total b**ch that didn't care about our culture at all. Candace Bailey is a good replacement.

I remember the good ol' days when I watched G4 and TechTV nonstop. Then they merged and it was still good, with my fav shows like Icons, Cinematech, Anime Unleashed, Filter (before they got that dumb blonde to host it instead of the HOTNESS Diane Mizota), and before X-Play got infected by the virus that is Morgan ManJaw. But those days are gone and what we have left are fleeting good moments with AOTS, Ninja Warrior, but also incessant repeats of "movies that don't suck" (Tekken and Robocop 3 don't suck, right?), and a bunch of crappy reality shows. Cheaters? really? Come the Fuck on.

Well, good luck to the Sess, he was the last real person on the network to talk about games. With him leaving, they might as well just call the network what we all know it is now, SpikeTV Lite.

And I'm surprised we are talking about the hot girls of G4 and no one has mentioned Alison Haislip yet... :D:D:D


That's who should have replaced Munn IMO and when she didn't get it I pretty much stopped caring about AOTS.

I'll still listen to the Feedback podcast since Blair is OK, and Jessica/Nikole are cool chicks. I wonder if Matt Kyle is leaving soon also, since he hasn't been on Feedback in months, and he was a regular when I watched (which started when Patrick Klepek broke the IW/Act. story) and every episode of Feedback was Patrick, Matt, Abbie Heppe, and Sessler.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:17 PM

Sessler won't be commentating at evo this year? :(


Oh, god, keep him far away from Evo. Far, far away.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:16 PM

It wouldn't surprise me if this is the sign that G4 is coming to an end. The ratings have been so low for years, which is why Direct tv dropped the channel a year or so ago. Their only two regular company produced shows have been taking breaks more often than they used to(at least now, they'll tell when it's an old episode).

Seems like ever since Comcast bought NBC Universal, they haven't cared about the channel. Comcast now seems more focused on stuff like NBC, USA & Syfy than one of their old channels that's now airing old movies & tv shows most of the time.

It wouldn't shock me if Comcast pulls the plug on the channel by the end of the year.
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#46 Survivalism

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:17 PM

At least Adam Sessler has a career to fall back on as guitarist of Killswitch Engage.



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Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:12 AM

I actually like Sessler though he's not the most popular guy. No, he's not the best gaming journalists but he's one of the few gaming journalists who actually seems to enjoy gaming.

I think Webb has been making him look bad since they started working together. She's just awful at the whole gaming journalism thing. Hopefully he finds work that better suits him.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:40 PM

Any gamer hardcore enough to watch an entire station about video games is going to be playing video games on his TV, not watching people talk about video games.

It really seems like a bad idea at its core to me.


I disagree. Back when they did quality reviews it let you avoid some stinkers. Of course now we can all just goto IGN, so it kind of makes a videogame station moot. Hence the crap shows full of buxom babes and fan service.

The really hardcore gamer has two HDTVs side by side. He still hasn't forgotten that Sony promised dual screen support on the PS3. So he can game and watch G4 simultaneously. Plus, if he crosses his eyes just right it's almost free 3D!


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#50 rlse9

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:23 AM

Not that I have cable, but that eliminates the final reason I had any interest left in G4. I miss the old Tech TV days, back when The Screen Savers and Call For Help and so on were still on TV. Only good thing is that between Revision3 and TWiT, technology shows are plentiful online now and more interesting and focused than the old Tech TV shows. Gaming and technology shows are really too niche for television but a great fit online.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:41 PM

Update to this thread: http://www.g4tv.com/...ck-of-the-show/

Kevin Pereira is leaving now, too. He's been there since 2002 and is pretty much the entire network. Looks like G4 is done...

#52 lokizz

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:29 PM

damn id never thought hed leave must be something going on internally but without him there theres really only morgan webb left.maybe she will host all the shows lol.

#53 dmaul1114

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:34 PM

I disagree. Back when they did quality reviews it let you avoid some stinkers. Of course now we can all just goto IGN, so it kind of makes a videogame station moot. Hence the crap shows full of buxom babes and fan service.


Yeah, it was really only useful back before I had broadband as it was the only way to get video reviews and get glimpses of games in action in general.

Haven't watched G4 (or TechTV before it) in probably a decade. Was never interested in the tech shows as I'm not much of a techie. So all I watched were the review shows occasionally back in the day.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:43 PM

Holy shit @ Kevin leaving too. I never thought that would happen. Definitely agree that there's something seriously screwed behind the scenes. GGPO AOTS as that was one of the main reasons anyone was even remotely interested in watching G4.

 

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#55 Jodou

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:14 PM

It was only a matter of time before the dominoes fell. The network will implode as a result of this, which sucks because nobody will ever try making a channel like this again. Looks like Cartoon Network will remain my go-to channel when there's nothing on (90% of the time).

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:52 PM

who ever said it was like spike tv lite is correct i remember few years ago when g4 was worth watching. now i can careless

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:05 PM

I stopped watching AOTS for a while before DirecTV and G4 had that fallout and then I literally had no choice but to not watch it. Still, I was saddened to hear Sessler was leaving and almost just as sad to hear Pereira's leaving as well. RIP G4.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:28 PM

Not surprised G4 is dying. G4 became Spike TV Lite and the only show that I would actually watch on the damn station was x-play (when it was still carried by DirectTV). I hated AOTS and Kevin Pereira with a passion. Even then x-play is still terrible compared to back in 2003/2004 ish when I started watching it.

I feel bad for everyone working there though. It's tough seeing people lose jobs in this economy. Best Wishes for Sess though, but I feel like there is better opportunities for him.

I do feel like x-play could continue on another network though. I mean the premise of the show in theory is still valid. As long as it stopped being as retarded as it became on G4.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:50 PM

I use to watch G4 a lot when they were TechTV. I actually got interested in computers by watching some of the shows with my brother. I'm sad to see the network pretty much in free fall right now.. but it was never the same after it became G4.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:57 PM

I use to watch G4 a lot when they were TechTV. I actually got interested in computers by watching some of the shows with my brother. I'm sad to see the network pretty much in free fall right now.. but it was never the same after it became G4.

TechTV is the reason I took Computer Science in college. I just watched it and got really interested in computers and such. To this day I am still pissed TechTV got bought and became G4.
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