G4 Makes Me Cry

As I write my next post for this very blog, G4 is on in the background. A (vaguely interesting) special about a Madden football tournament has just transitioned into a piece about the “lingerie bowl,” a bunch of girls in bras and panties playing full contact football. Real life football… not video game football. This piece has been going on for about five minutes now. Every few seconds, I have to check the corner of the screen for a Spike TV logo. No such luck.

This is G4… Video Game (and Scantily Clad Women’s Sports) Television.

9 thoughts on “G4 Makes Me Cry

  1. I don’t feel the floundering network will live to see 2006 at this rate. Every week or so I’ll scan the programing, and it’s the same tired reruns. The screen savers, which is hit or miss in my book, is the only show worth tuneing in for on a daily basis.

  2. Yes, I agree. It was so outraged to find out that a great channel (Techtv) for the computer nerd in you was getting infestied by this hip, young, new channel called G4. Because of this infestation the channel is now almost completely for gamers and not for the computer people.
    Of coarse we still have the screen savers, but this jack ass named Kevin Perira (or however you spell his name) has joined in and guess what? He talking about friggin games! If I want to watch a show about video games, I watch X-Play.
    Which (by the way) gives much more intellegent reviews than Judgement Day or G4TV.com. These new shows are shallow, stupid, and have horrible writing. I guess the only good new show that was added was Icons. But thats about it. I’m dissapointed, I really am and I’m sorry it had to be this way. ๐Ÿ™

  3. Aw man. I totally agree with all you guys.It’s really pathetic how TechTv just got eaten up by the dumb asses at G4. As for X-Play, I guess is still like Morgan but it’s sad how they took away her moral integrity and turned her into the other bimbo’s on G4. And Mike is absolutly right about how they turned Adam into an even bigger jackass than he was before. I mean, it was fine when it was just TechTv, but now their just being cruel when frankly he’s a very intellegent man. But, again, needs food on the table.

    I mean, really, F U G4. I’m sick of your trash mucking up a poor yet good channel into a dimwitted, stereotypical, assfest which has no respect for it’s veiwers.

  4. By misfortune I caught an episode of Filter which itself is a decent concept that is terribly, terribly implemented. Essentially it is a countdown show of games (Top 10 RPGs, Top 10 survival horror games, etc) hosted by a token โ€œhot chickโ€ who is given abysmal dialogue written for idiots (these are, of course, my personal feelings).

    Anyhow, the episode I saw was the Top 10 Best Selling Games of All Time. I thought to myself that this might be pretty interesting. The flaw, of course, is that all top x lists come from polls from their web site. Now items such as the Top 10 Text Adventure Games are obviously very opinion oriented but the Top 10 Best Selling Games of All Time sounds, to me, like itโ€™s supposed to be factual and it was, indeed, presented this way.

    So if you are wondering, the top selling game of all time is Super Mario Brothers for the NES. Yeah.

  5. Aw man. I totally agree with all you guys.It’s really pathetic how TechTv just got eaten up by the dumb asses at G4. As for X-Play, I guess is still like Morgan but it’s sad how they took away her moral integrity and turned her into the other bimbo’s on G4. And Mike is absolutly right about how they turned Adam into an even bigger jackass than he was before. I mean, it was fine when it was just TechTv, but now their just being cruel when frankly he’s a very intellegent man. But, again, needs food on the table.

    I mean, really, F U G4. I’m sick of your trash mucking up a poor yet good channel into a dimwitted, stereotypical, assfest which has no respect for it’s veiwers.

  6. Yes, I agree. It was so outraged to find out that a great channel (Techtv) for the computer nerd in you was getting infestied by this hip, young, new channel called G4. Because of this infestation the channel is now almost completely for gamers and not for the computer people.
    Of coarse we still have the screen savers, but this jack ass named Kevin Perira (or however you spell his name) has joined in and guess what? He talking about friggin games! If I want to watch a show about video games, I watch X-Play.
    Which (by the way) gives much more intellegent reviews than Judgement Day or G4TV.com. These new shows are shallow, stupid, and have horrible writing. I guess the only good new show that was added was Icons. But thats about it. I’m dissapointed, I really am and I’m sorry it had to be this way. ๐Ÿ™

  7. Yes, I agree. It was so outraged to find out that a great channel (Techtv) for the computer nerd in you was getting infestied by this hip, young, new channel called G4. Because of this infestation the channel is now almost completely for gamers and not for the computer people.
    Of coarse we still have the screen savers, but this jack ass named Kevin Perira (or however you spell his name) has joined in and guess what? He talking about friggin games! If I want to watch a show about video games, I watch X-Play.
    Which (by the way) gives much more intellegent reviews than Judgement Day or G4TV.com. These new shows are shallow, stupid, and have horrible writing. I guess the only good new show that was added was Icons. But thats about it. I’m dissapointed, I really am and I’m sorry it had to be this way. ๐Ÿ™

  8. Normally i wouldnt post, i would just read and laugh (or cry as the case maybe). this one on the other hand strikes a cord with me cause i’ve been flipping out about it since G4 and techtv merged, or should i say G4 gobbled up techtv?

    G4 seems to be trying to pull you in with sex now, from the horrible host girl (christen halt, she cant make me believe for a minute she isnt reading off a card, or that she actully plays games let alone knows any thing about them) who replaced poor cory rouse on cheat, to this lingerie bowl and the make over i will state later that they did on morgan webb; G4 seems to have figured that most of their viewers are sterotypicly lonely guys and have thrown a pack of “hot babes” at us hoping we don’t notice their intentions.

    The thing is that GF4 isnt new to this at all. they had a channel before, and thats why evey one that was from G4 was all buddy buddy when they made the move to the realm of techtv. Obviaously they werent good at it before and they choose to aquire techtv in order to right themselves, and since techtv was small beans as it was i bet the owners jusmped at the chance to make a good buck on the sale.

    sad thing about it all is that G4 kills a good thing real fast. There is only so much one might do with CURRENT games, as only a handful come out a month. So they are reduced to saturating their airtime with repeats, and this blows. i’m imagening that they dont think that people care to much about old school games to at least make one or two shows detailing things about them (other then listing them in a top ten list like filter does).
    other thing that is upsetting is that the good shows tghat G4 has kept from the techtv line up got majorly watered down. robot wars was and always will be a disapointment, but thats not eaither channels fault, they should have canned it after battlebots died. Anime unleashed is still ok cause it’s anime and as long as they keep getting good shows it’s a keeper in my book (i’m a fan of the magic shopping arcade abenobashi from before it was on the channel. the shows i feel were watered down were screensavers and x-play.

    Screensavers is upsetting cause of the fact that they moved kevin Perira from that joke of a show arena (who wants to watch other people play games?) and bumped the people who actually knew things out, as well as bring in the irriateing Chi-lan on board also. Sarah lane and Kevin rose are the only two i enjoy hearing a word from as well as being the only two who seem to know any thing. Also upsetting is the fact that they moved Kevin rose to the backburner (or pretty much backstage) and stripped him of his hosting role, only cutting to him when he has a peice to present or when Kevin Perira cracks a joke about him. you can tell that Rose wants to hit Perira hard, and who can blame him, i can’t wait to see it happen and my money is on Rose in that fight. Sarah doesnt seem amused by Perira’s jokes eaither. only thing about chi-lan i can say is that her voice isnt for TV, or radio, or this planet; it’s just irritateing

    X-play is a whole other beast. The show has the structure of the old TechTV days but there are suttle changes that when found make the show much different, and almost unwatchable. First would be that they make Adam Sessler out to be even more of a fool then they did when they were working for TechTV, i’m assuming that he isnt happy with that but does it cause the job puts food in his stomach. on the oppisite side of the coin Morgan Webb, ever since that playboy poll she won, has been getting more and more suductive. now most would ask how is her being that way a bad change; well it is when you realize that she isnt acting like a game happy-go-lucky game playing woman, and more like a airy voiced idiot. watch a old rerun of the techtv days and then watch a newer G4 version of the show, you’ll see it’s as if they gave her new things to wear and told her to act like a girl.again i’m sure she does it cause she likes to eat food and live in a house. Their reviews seem to be about the same as usual though (thank god) but hey seem to hacve adopted the channels veiw of every game should be multiplayer even if it isnt supposed to be in any way, i guess if they just reviewed and didnt talk any more it would be a happy day, to bad it was my favorite show for a while.

    G4 has to make a decision to choose between, electric playground or judgementday. the two shows are exactly the same, right down to the people who make them. G4.com should be thrown out all together cause they don’t do any thing more then talk about how every game should be a multiplayer expericance even if it was never intended to be (seems to be the company creedo), which makes me mad cause of how one sided it is, and halo (a great game but get over it the rest of the world has for the most part). after that their squawking becomes to annoying to watch or listen to, no wonder they can’t keep a third host on the show any more; eaither no one wants the job or they can’t see the point when tina wood and laura foy can’t shut up long enough to listen to each other. Fliter they have messed up a already messed up idea. if the show was the top ten things based on industry facts or the votes of the people who write stuff about the industry then yeah the show would work. but asking a bunch of people their opinion doesnt to it specailly when they dont give you many choices to begin with, i mean if it was a write in vote shows where they ask things like “whats the most horrifying game of all time” would most likely come up with alot of people writing in crap like burger time. now the show has moved to judgeing the top ten gadgets for specific situations (like one last night was about going to the “slopes”)and while the “hot” host is there to moderate, the show gets given to a bunch of no named random people on pre-recorded video. it’s un-interesting and should be scrapped. Arena is a joke like i said and Players would be good if half the people they interviewed actualy played games, i mean they go talk to models who have never seen a console let alone played one, both shows are horrid ideas.

    only 2 shows that show any sense of worth are Cinimatech; i actually like watching trailers and FMV’s from games and a few newer episodes have had commercails from games of the past; and Icons, which is awesome in a documentry sort of way. strangely they are the only 2 shows with out people actully on them (unless you feel that Icons disembodied voice is a person to speak of) are the only two good shows.

    I really hope something gets better or i to have a feeling that the channel will be soon canned from any and all digetal cable and satalite line-ups. hope this all comes out acurate and people agree.

    P.S. sorry for the long post ๐Ÿ˜›

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