Is it possible for G4 to hit a new low? Because I think they did.

You know, I thought things were bad when I skipped over the channel and saw nothing but Cops and Cheaters re-runs for days on end. Then they mostly got rid of Olivia Munn and I thought, "well, at least most of the people on Attack of the Show aren't as awful as she was, maybe things could be looking up."


And then I get this.
  
  
I'm genuinely curious: who the fuck are they marketing their channel towards? I have no clue. No clue at all. And it's awful, because I want G4 to be good. I remember what it used to be, and I remember how wonderful Tech TV was and I realize I'll never get that (on a TV station) again.
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Posted by benjaebe

You know, I thought things were bad when I skipped over the channel and saw nothing but Cops and Cheaters re-runs for days on end. Then they mostly got rid of Olivia Munn and I thought, "well, at least most of the people on Attack of the Show aren't as awful as she was, maybe things could be looking up."


And then I get this.
  
  
I'm genuinely curious: who the fuck are they marketing their channel towards? I have no clue. No clue at all. And it's awful, because I want G4 to be good. I remember what it used to be, and I remember how wonderful Tech TV was and I realize I'll never get that (on a TV station) again.
Posted by KaosAngel

First off, I got off to this.  Second off, and looking at it with a clear head, why are you watching G4?

Posted by ThatFrood

what... the... fuck...

Posted by DystopiaX

The fuck is happening? I think that's something 10 year old boys would watch...but even then I think I was smart enough to realize how shit of a show that would be.

Posted by Surkov

And I thought Olivia Munn's interview with David Jaffe was bad. i don't know what G4 is thinking. I feel sorry for Adam Sessler. 

Posted by Dallas_Raines

I'm proud to say that I haven't watched G4 at all since 2004.

Posted by SecondPersonShooter

You know, this show is really old.  and it didn't last, at all.

However, despite all the hate AOTS gets, I think it's legitimately a good show.  It feels very non-scripted, and you really see the hosts personalities a lot of the time, which leads to a lot of genuinely funny improvised humor.  It's also a pretty good tech-news source.  Unfortunately, everything else on the network is utter-shit, with X-PLAY being only mediocre.

Posted by JasonR86
@benjaebe:

It's like Fear Factor for middle school kids.

...well, Fear Factor was kind of for middle school kids too.
Posted by laserbolts
Yeah I don't get this channel either. One minute it's reviews on the run the next it's metalocalypse. Please don't get me started on attack of the show.
Posted by Napalm

Jesusfuck.

Posted by benjaebe
@SecondPersonShooter: I suppose it was really old, I hadn't noticed the upload date. I'm still amazed it existed at all, though.
Posted by Yummylee

Even though I'm well accustomed to your avatar, this time I couldn't help but read your OP as Chandler Bing. It was glorious.

Posted by ChristianCastillo

Why does the channel still exist?  I mean it's supposed to be a channel about video games right?  But only one show really focuses on video games and that's xplay.  Attack Of The Show was good for a while but then got really boring.  Every other show on the channel is horrible or old reruns of what used to be interesting shows (Ninja Warrior).  G4 is a poor excuse for a gaming channel and should be replaced with a true channel that focuses soley on video games.

Posted by yakov456

They hit a low when having a full day dedicated to pot on 4/20. Video games!

Posted by Video_Game_King

Remember when this was a gamer-centric channel? Me neither!

Posted by Vinny_Says

This show....Ive seen it before....was it G4 or another channel? I totally remember they make them do shit then speed eat until someone pukes. Last to puke wins a prize. what channel was it?

Posted by ArbitraryWater

I'm really glad I don't watch TV anymore. So apparently G4 originally was about video games?

Posted by Demon_Sandwich

I dont watch G4 the channel.. but their website is pretty legit. Sessler runs two really cool web shows (Feedback and the Soapbox) and they have some pretty cool guys overall working their. 

Posted by SethPhotopoulos

The only reason I ever turn on G4 is that ninja warrior show where everyone competes in an obstacle course.
Posted by boylie
@blacklabeldomm said:
This show....Ive seen it before....was it G4 or another channel? I totally remember they make them do shit then speed eat until someone pukes. Last to puke wins a prize. what channel was it?
I'm with you, and I wanna say it was G4 too. I mean, who the hell else would play this garbage? 
Edited by benjaebe
@nikeforces: Feedback and Sessler's Soapbox are really great. I think they have a lot of talented people there, I mean Giant Bomb's own Patrick Klepek came from there, but I don't think they give any of them the kind of prominence they should have on the channel. Instead they show reruns of cops and, apparently at one point or another, shows entirely about women puking.
Posted by YetiAntics

I could swear this is one of those obscure crazy ass international game shows that now have a US version...

Edited by Unchained

When I was a bouncer at a nightclub, a drunk chick staggered up to me on her way to the washroom. She barfed in front of me, with much of it landing on my shoes. 
I wasn't thinking "Holy fuck! People need to watch this!".  Apparently, I don't have what it takes to produce television shows. 

Posted by TonicBH

Guys, they've abandoned the "video game-specific channel" thing for years now. They're basically a Spike TV clone. Unfortunately I cannot give my opinions on the network today as I have DirecTV, and they gave G4 the axe.


The website content was pretty good for a while, and that probably was because Patrick Klepek was on staff for about a few months.
Posted by Daveyo520

I stopped watching G4 a long time ago. I don't even get it any more.

Posted by MrKlorox

They're trying to get the Japanophile in the worst possible ways.

Posted by ThePickle

There are people that get off of seeing people vomit that are totally stoked right now. 

Posted by FesteringNeon

Ahh you had to mention Tech TV didn't you? I was so excited once I got to college and realized we got Tech TV in the dorms.  (didn't grow up with it)

Posted by awesomeusername

I think I'm gonna hurl! (Covers mouth.)

Seriously, what the fuck? That's disgusting and the audience there are sick people.

Posted by Aus_azn
@SethPhotopoulos said:
The only reason I ever turn on G4 is that ninja warrior show where everyone competes in an obstacle course.
I would do this, but my TV package dropped them after they got too stupid. Now they're only in the "super pack" of every channel that they can possibly offer. Back in the day, they were in the package above basic cable on my provider.
Posted by cstrang

What the fuck?  But, honestly though, is it really that much worse than anything else on American television?

Also, not only does G4 pretty much only show reruns of Cheater and Cops, it's the same 5 episodes of Cheaters and Cops.  My housemate was watching Cops on G4 earlier today and I fell asleep, two hours later I woke up to the same episode of Cops...

Posted by PhunkyPhantom

Oh man. I just lost two grand bidding on Jill!

Edited by MariachiMacabre
@yakov456 said:

They hit a low when having a full day dedicated to pot on 4/20. Video games!

This. "No one gives a shit" is probably my most uttered phrase on 4/20.
Posted by EVO
@cstrang said:
is it really that much worse than anything else on American television?
Exactly. This still beats 90% of other TV shows.
Posted by LordXavierBritish

Masturbation party.

Posted by iam3green

wow that is sad. i think it is a new low. i wish g4 was pointed to video games like back in the day. i don't have g4 on the tv by my computer, but another tv does and when i get to watch that i look what on it. the only thing that is on  it cheaters. i'm pretty sure that they are the same ones over and over, like literally 3pm is the same one at 3pm the next day.

Posted by Blair

Cops is WAYYYYY better than this.

Posted by fox01313

Only watch X-play & listen to feedback for g4 otherwise ignore most of what goes on there, agreed that they seem to be going off several deep ends where just doesn't make any sense (or is just not entertaining).

Edited by artofwar420

It is my curse to have lived and experienced the period in time where TechTV existed. I know how gloriously nerdy that channel was and now it's something completely different. I just don't watch it anymore, in fact, I don't watch that much television ON a TV as much, if at all.
Sad, but it's been over for a long time and with this we're that much closer to "Idiocracy."

Posted by NegativeCero

I would have liked to see the meeting where this was green-lit as their new show.

Posted by RedEyesBlueBunny

so...G4 is the new MTV?

Posted by Subjugation
@MariachiMacabre said:
@yakov456 said:

They hit a low when having a full day dedicated to pot on 4/20. Video games!

This. "No one gives a shit" is probably my most uttered phrase on 4/20.
Just put this on a shirt and wear it all day:
Posted by Demon_Sandwich
@benjaebe: Oh i agree with you.  That channel is horrible but i was saying they do have good content and over all talented people somewhere. 
Posted by p_p_o_d

I hope  Sessler is getting paid a shit tone of money to work there.   


Dude deserves better.    


Posted by MariachiMacabre
@weeman105 said:
@MariachiMacabre said:
@yakov456 said:

They hit a low when having a full day dedicated to pot on 4/20. Video games!

This. "No one gives a shit" is probably my most uttered phrase on 4/20.
Just put this on a shirt and wear it all day:
I would wear the hell out of that if it were on a shirt.
Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

Does anyone else remember Judgement Day? I used to love that fucking show.

Posted by SlightConfuse

And here i thought they canceled cops. The only reasoni was wathing g4 was ninja warrior.

Glad direct tv dropped it

Posted by OsvaldoMoreno

And to think that before AOTS and this whole G4 shit, there was The Screen Savers and Call For Help... I really miss those shows...

Posted by SleepyDoughnut
@Lord_Yeti said:
I'm proud to say that I haven't watched G4 at all since 2004.
No sarcasm intended, that actually is pretty admirable, since it was right at that year that everything started turning to shit.
Posted by Patman99

I think that the Canadian version of G4 (G4Tech TV), is very different. There is AOTS and X play but it is much more centered on tech shows, game shows and general nerd culture shows. The American version seems to try to copy Spike TV a little too much and thats where this kind of stuff falls into place...

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