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G4 Revisiting Three Things That Suck

"Knee-jerk reactions to popular culture are a dangerous thing, especially when it comes to expectations: For example, there was no way Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was going to be beloved, because fans' expectations were impossibly high. How could one movie satisfy 20 years of hype?

On the other hand, some things everyone thought sucked, when revisited, were actually not as bad as they first appeared. Ishtar is a really funny movie. U2's Zooropa is a decent album, overshadowed by the commercial success of Achtung Baby, and forced into a cultural corner.

And so it is with the world of gaming and tech. I'm not going to tell you that the Atari 2600 version of E.T: The Game is anything but crap, because it is, but there are lots of other things that seemed completely awful when they were in their prime, but over the course of time to have proved been pretty worthwhile, maybe even pretty great. Please reconsider the following trio of loathed things from the world of technology..."

-- by mdalonzo

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jackdoe3595d ago

You know what is one thing that sucks? G4 television. No one expected it to be good and it isn't good.

ichimaru3594d ago

i like the phantom menace

haloblows3594d ago

Attack of the Show,X-Play,and G4 television in general.

RecSpec3594d ago

So according to this, the New E3 didn't suck because it lacked everything that that made E3 great. Fascinating! To think that taking out the best parts of something would make it better.

JeepGamer3594d ago

I was one of the few people who had no problem with the "New" E3 because every year it was a complete ZOO and it's purpose was becoming ever increasingly obscured. While I do think there needs to be an E3 like event that is geared more towards fans than press, the new version of E3 is far better than the old one because it accomplishes what it was meant to accomplish. Had E3 continued down the path it was going it would have eventually served no function at all as I assure you slowly but surely developers would have abandoned it.

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