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Submitted by 32froshes 714d ago | opinion piece

G4 Is Dead. But Do Gamers Really Care?

It appears that the rumors about G4's demise were not entirely overstated. On Friday, the Hollywood Reporter published an article revealing that everyone's favorite gaming-related television network is about to become extinct. NBC is planning to replace G4's game-centric programming with a television version of everyone's favorite self-congratulatory, metrosexual magazine, Esquire. (Culture, Industry)

chadboban  +   714d ago
G4 has been dead to me for a long time. Ever since they became "Cops Reruns Central".
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showtimefolks  +   714d ago
The only thing I used G4 for was E3 coverage
darthv72  +   714d ago
same here
i preferred tech tv over g4. Shows like audiophile and fresh gear were really cool. I will say though, the early tech tv/g4 days had a show called icons that was good.

There was also this game show like competition called arena (???) i think.

Too many changes left too many holes in their programming schedule and so they filled the voids with cops. Bad call G4....really bad call.
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animegamingnerd  +   714d ago
this year was the first year i didn't watch E3 on G4 but spike.com instead
guitarded77  +   714d ago
I prefer Gametrailers for E3 coverage, but I get your point. All they do is recycle news on their blogroll, and the G4 community are sheep. But anytime we have one less option for gaming news/reviews it sucks.
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DatNJDom81  +   714d ago
I say good riddance to the xbox channel.
xTHRASHx  +   713d ago
I LOVED Icons. Man, during my long days up in Canada I used to sit around and watch Icons, Cinematech, Cheat, Game Makers, and of course Xplay
xTHRASHx  +   713d ago
I cant remember the name of that show, with the two guys who reviewed games, that was awesome. Theyd be like outside at parks and shit talking about games they played. I wish I could remember the name
Acquiesc3  +   713d ago
Judgment Day. And agreed with pretty much everything already said.
R3DRAIN89  +   714d ago
Same here. I wish their was a full 24/7 all about games network sort of like how espn has its 24/7 sports news & updates. I would love to see a gaming network with that sort of concept.
chadboban  +   714d ago
That's what they originally were. As a matter of fact, when they first changed techTV to G4tv their tagline was "TV for gamers" and it was pretty true to that, we had shows like X-Play, Cinematech, Code Monkeys, Game Makers, Icons, Arena, Filter, Cheat etc. They were good until they became the cesspool of everything bad about television that they are today.
MarkusMcNugen  +   714d ago
@chadboban

Bubbles for remembering all those old awesome TV shows before the network went to absolute crap. The problem is networks bending over to ratings. Just look at almost any TV network nowadays and you will see it.

History Channel doesnt have much to do with history. Discovery isnt much about nature or discoveries at all anymore. Animal Planet is just a bunch of reality shows like hoarders for pet owners. TLC is the exact opposite of its name, promoting stupidity like Honey Boo Boo than anything remotely educational. MTV hasnt shown music videos for 12+ years. VH1 rarely shows music videos just like MTV. G4TV barely shows any reviews of video games or their technology.

In todays society, it seems television networks care more about quantity than quality. This probably has something to do with profit gains.

I say good riddance. When a network becomes as corrupt as these all have, just let them go. A show here and there is fine, but for the most part boycott their programming. Be part of the few that demand quality over generic programming.
JoySticksFTW  +   713d ago
My show was Portal
Drifter was the Man!

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
NYC_Gamer  +   714d ago
Nope,G4 was garbage and full of lame comedy & reality shows.
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JoshEngen  +   714d ago
What? Playboy models aren't comedians?
darkride66  +   714d ago
I only figured out it was a station a year ago. Prior to that I thought it was just a gaming Tv show. I didn't even realize it was a whole channel. I don't even know if it was ever available in Canada but I don't think I ever saw it as an option in my cable packages or anything. Sounds like I didn't miss anything.
MariaHelFutura  +   714d ago
People are going to come here for the girl in the picture. So, I'd say no.
Chuk5  +   714d ago
Sessler was the last thing that kept that place relevant.
He's gone.
chadboban  +   714d ago
Yeah, he actually works for Rev3 games now. You should check him out on youtube.
dgonza40  +   714d ago
Yeah, it's pretty cool seeing him talk to the fans and talk about the things he wants to
Godmars290  +   714d ago
What?
typikal82  +   714d ago
I will miss ogling at Kristin Adams the most
Infernostew  +   714d ago
G4 sucked. Bring back TechTV!
majiebeast  +   714d ago
Where will i watch cops now...
ALLWRONG  +   714d ago
Don't they still run new shows on FOX?
Acadius  +   714d ago
Once Adam Sessler left, X-Play seemed to be geared towards an audience that seemingly never picked up a video game controller. Add to the fact that the dialogue that came out of the current hosts mouth was as if it was written by some 9yr old on a sugar rush with ADD. Being an adult myself, I truly find it painful when I see other adults using the 'hip lingo' in effort to identify with a core audience. The average age of a gamer is 36, so don't treat your audience like we are idiots.
Nonetheless, I am sad (partially) to see Attack of the Show to leave. And I really like watching those know it all college students get spanked on Campus PD.
LOGICWINS  +   714d ago
You listen to Kevin's Pointless podcast? Hilarious! It's astonishing to see how much funnier these people are without red tape covering their mouths.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Apparently he's trying to drum up a new internet show similar to Attack. Seems like Candace and Sara are going to be part of it as well.
isarai  +   714d ago
Once it changed from "TechTV" to "G4" it was already dead
yesmynameissumo  +   714d ago
I'm heartbroken...I can't mock the trash that was/is G4.
Bar_Brothers  +   714d ago
What´s G4?
lol
WeskerChildReborned  +   714d ago
G4 has been dead for a while and is now just getting buried.
MrJonathan  +   714d ago
Thank God it's dead. I hated G4. It represented everything that is wrong with the industry.

Now let's just get rid of the VGAs and we'll be all set.
Playstation4LyFe  +   714d ago
Well.. as long as Adam Sessler is still on youtube or becomes a part of a new show im happy.. right now hes on Rev3Games on youtube and he's still as good as he always was.. I say whatever.. havent watched g4 since like 2008 anyways so.. doesn't bother me... past is the past, ninja warrior was fun tho.. attack of the show and xplay were amazing
Y_5150  +   713d ago
Yeah those are the shows that i watched. also code monkeys and human wrecking balls were great shows to watch aswell.
silkrevolver  +   714d ago
Remember "ICONS"?

That shit was sweet.
RuleofOne343  +   714d ago
I Don't mind G4 or Cops taking a hike , but it would be cool if Esquire brought back X-PLAY & AOTS as mature Shows for Older , Younger & gamers. Also if their about all things guy's like & want then bring back Sara Underwood, Morgan Webb & Candace bailey cause women like that are what Guys like me want & look for . Which are women with the Entire package (looks, brains , maturity, sophistication & killer bodies .
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rapidturtle  +   714d ago
What took them so long to pull the plug? Attack of the Show was one of the worst shows I ever watched.
Plagasx  +   714d ago
G4 has been dead to me since 2006.
SegaKnuckles86  +   714d ago
No.
black911  +   714d ago
TV is dead. I miss the 90's.

I grew up on garfield,Doug,Rugrats,Salute Your Shorts,Double Dare,Gargoyles,Legends hidden Temple,Wild N crzy Kids etc.....

Fresh Prince ,Martin,wayans Bros etc....

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