If so, is there any specific reasons?
My impression is that its alot of hate towards G4 and AOTS.
Does everyone hate G4 "Attack of the Show"
" I know it's a natural progression for the channel, but when it went from all gaming stuff to a wannabe Spike Tv I was done. And AOTS was the worst part of the station, X-play the best part. And before X play I much preferred whatever the review show was with Tommy Tallarico. "judgment day. I miss the old shows like Portal, Arena, etc
" I know it's a natural progression for the channel, but when it went from all gaming stuff to a wannabe Spike Tv I was done. And AOTS was the worst part of the station, X-play the best part. And before X play I much preferred whatever the review show was with Tommy Tallarico. "Judgment Day.
I don't hate it, I just don't like the direction it has taken (or Olivia Munn - if she gets replaced by Alison Haislip I might actually start watching again). I actually think Kevin's pretty damn hilarious, and he was great on Screen-Savers.
Also, everything else on G4 (barring X-Play, because Adam Sessler is one of my favorite game "journalists") is garbage.
And yeah, Portal, Arena, et cetera were way better.
You know what? I guess I just want Tech TV back.
I believe that a lot of the hate stemmed from gamers' reactions to G4's reformatting. The channel used to be devoted to video games, and when the people behind the networked realized that there wasn't enough money in that, they started changing the format to include other types of shows. Many people who were big fans of the network turned on it for selling out. That's probably a lot of it. A lot of people didn't like when Olivia Munn was added to AotS, because she knew very little about video games; there has been something about Kevin Pereira that has rubbed some people the wrong way for quite some time as well.
" I believe that a lot of the hate stemmed from gamers' reactions to G4's reformatting."This...
" I don't hate it, but I stopped watching when Olivia Munn took over for Sarah Lane. I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't like Olivia all that much. : / "...this...
and the fact that if I wanted to watch people try to be comedians, I'd go watch reruns of Last Comic Standing...
" I don't hate any shows on G4 that actually talk about video games. Ya know, the hour they manage to put in between the 6 hour Cops and Cheaters marathons. "Exactly what I was going to say. X Play and Attack of the Show are the only decent shows on G4 anymore, which is why I stopped watching it. It's also worth mentioning that Kevin and Olivia have gotten very, very annoying. Adam and Morgan are okay, but Kevin and Olivia, ugh.
I hate Olivia Munn. It just got to the point where it wasnt worth watching the show at all due to her being there. I've got no problems with KP though.
I love the show when Chris Hardwick and/or ANY other woman guest hosts.
It would make me so happy if they expanded X-Play to an hour long, more in depth show and shrunk AoTS to a half hour.
The reason most 'gamers' or 'tech saavy' people dislike AOTS is because the cast and material is very poorly done. The cast, or a majority of them are what we call 'hipsters', that know little to nothing about what they are talking about. Chris Hardwick maybe knows the most out of all of them, but I even know more things about a basic DSLR, and that is sad.
Reasons the cast are hipster, or do not know anything.
1. During tech reviews, the teleprompter is on, and rarely do the hosts improvise about the product and/or their experiences. Short answer, they are pretty faces Comcast hired (comcast owns G4 and NBC) to read a review someone else typed up on a teleprompter, (likely an intern getting no paycheck from the company, and is just there for a quick college credit, to move onto a likely successful, interesting job), that they had nothing to do with. Biggest example, Kevin P asked Olivia Munn a specific question about a Nokia phone a while back, and she was speechless. It was a simple ass question too. They have no idea what they are talking about, and that is why 'The Screensavers' kicked ass. (Now Revision 3, run by people who know what they are talking about, take for example, an ex Screensavers host, Kevin Rose. He went on the create the widely popular site, Digg.com. Not smart? Think again.
2. Material lacks core interest to fanbase. So, do you consider yourself a gamer, or at least someone interested in the medium? If so, why does Attack of the show constantly bring on celebrities, and expect you to be impressed? Because Attack of the show caters to posers and hipsters, who now think it is cool to look like a geek. I can tell you right now, the only perk to being a geek, or talented geek is the paycheck and passion. The hipster play on the chip tune, 8 bit cliche', and get no where, I hate 'em. So, now that we know who Attack of the show caters to, lets see the material they put on. First, random ass youtube videos of a kid singing a song about who knows what. If I were a person who the show advertises to, geeks, which I am, wouldnt they assume the geek crowd doesnt want to see stupid ass youtube videos, I thought so too. Two, they have constant updates of games, which is good, but it is so loose and airy, it makes me mad they are not saying more. Know why they leave it at the second sentence of a game description, it's because that is all they know.
3. Lame jokes.
I have nothing against the cute people on the show who admit they have no clue what they are talking about, mostly guests. But when a co host (Olivia Munn) is oblivious to a ton of shit, there is a problem with the show.
And that is why some people dislike the show.
" Hating on G4 is the new cool thing to do. How can you hate on any channel that shows COPS? "True, but that has nothing to do with Gaming, which was the business model in the very beginning. So hating a channel for not showing what they advertise they do is justifiable.
" I love Attack of the Show, especially when they have Olivia Munn eat hot dogs. Or have her wrestle in coleslaw. Or have her dress in a french maids outfit. Don't YOU see the relevance to video games and tech? huh? HUH!? "Thank you for reassuring me I am not alone in this awful debate.
I just think the show itself doesn't have any direction. Like if someone asked me what ATS is about, I wouldn't be able to answer. I stopped watching about 4 months after Munn started co-hosting. Or I can watch 6 hour of Cops. G4 as a network is, for lack of better articulation, a waste of time and money. Hopefully Adam Sessler finds opportunity elsewhere.
I don't mind G4 when there's nothing on; I'll watch it if Ninja Warrior, Unbeatable Banzuke, or Cops is on. Besides that I feel they are trying too hard to be another Spike TV, and since I don't like Spike that's a bad thing.
That, and Olivia Munn annoys me. I preferred the show when both the Kevins were on.
" I don't mind G4 when there's nothing on; I'll watch it if Ninja Warrior, Unbeatable Banzuke, or Cops is on. Besides that I feel they are trying too hard to be another Spike TV, and since I don't like Spike that's a bad thing. That, and Olivia Munn annoys me. I preferred the show when both the Kevins were on. "Kevin Rose kicks ass. And is a millionaire now, so I wonder who won in the end.....
Anyways, there's three reasons why that network pisses me off. The first is of course Kevin Pereira. He's too much of a douche in my opinion. The second being there's only one show that relates to video games and thats X-Play. And third, remember when they did the auditions for the co-host for Attack of the Show? One of the rules they mentioned was no girls will be chosen for the co-host position. I know it's sexist, but so is being a guy trying to be a server at Hooters. Anyways, I was there at the auditions. There were a shit load of people. Maybe about 500 people came to this sausage fest. Out of all those people, they didn't choose any of them. After the auditions they said they chose 3 people to try out for the show. Each person for 1 week. They only had 1 person on the show and that was it. No one filled in that part. Except for Olivia Munn and I don't know how long it took them to do that. Freakin ridiculous.
" @Daveyo520 said:" Olivia is an idiot. Also it is not Screen Savers. "If you like(d) Screensavers, check out Revision 3, it is the same exact crew that was on screensavers. Then again, if you were smart enough to like that show, you already know about Revision 3. "
I kept up with Kevin Rose. I used to watch Diggnation a bunch.
" @Daveyo520 said:rofl" Olivia is an idiot. Also it is not Screen Savers. "If you like(d) Screensavers, check out Revision 3, it is the same exact crew that was on screensavers. Then again, if you were smart enough to like that show, you already know about Revision 3. "
" I haven't watched it several years now, but when I did, I hated it simply because it was the sorry replacement for The Screen Savers, and kind of the final nail in the coffin for the whole death of Tech TV. Maybe it's a cool show now, I have no idea. "It isn't its gotten worse over the years since 2005.
" @BestUsernameEver said:Yeah same here. I stopped watching because it was mostly them talking about beer, and kind of strayed away from the tech core. I really like how Kevin Rose is leaving Diggnation by the end of the year though. He is making his own Screensavers show (fucking serious). It's going to be called fForward, not a misspell. Of course Kevin Rose will host, and there is a rumor Sarah lane will step back into a spot in the show. It's also going to be on Revision 3, January 2011." @Daveyo520 said:I kept up with Kevin Rose. I used to watch Diggnation a bunch. "" Olivia is an idiot. Also it is not Screen Savers. "If you like(d) Screensavers, check out Revision 3, it is the same exact crew that was on screensavers. Then again, if you were smart enough to like that show, you already know about Revision 3. "
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