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We recently had G4TV (the video game channel) added to our channel list up here. I was wondering if there was anything worth watching on there, or any shows that are helpful for upcoming game releases or things of that nature.



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I like it just because it shows a lot of actual game footage, unlike the 95% cut-scene commercials for most titles. They don't have a lot of programming yet, so you get a lot of repeats. This also leads to a lot of the game reviews not being current.
However, my favorite program by far is Starcade. (sadly no WCW affiliation) For those that haven't seen it, it's an early 80's game show where contestants battle it out on their favorite arcade games for some pretty sweet prizes. Sample prizes include the "Mr. Disc" portable record player and I believe some sort of electronic chess game.
Oh, and the contestants' early 80's hair and wardrobe are SUPER FRESH!



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G4TV is one of the 20 channels I have programmed into my favorites on our digital cable box. I like the Cheats show - and Arena can be entertaining at times. The cut-scenes movie show is kinda bad, in a cheesy movie kinda of way. It's ok if you played Everquest for any length of time.

Then there is the show with the Asian hostess... that one is pretty good too.



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The following post expresses the opinions of a raving Jerichoholic. He is biased, opinionated and bitter. You have been warned.

Starcade is fun, but I also enjoy:

Cheat!: Gives cheats (gasp) and strategies for all sorts of games for the big 3 consoles

Judgment Day: Anything with Tommy Tallarico is pure gold. Reviews of all sorts of games for the big 3 as well as looks at hardware and portable stuff for your GBA. Also looks for buried treasure, games that rule but didn't get mich hype.

Pulse: It's what you said you were looking for. Gives release dates and other vital information.

Filter and Portal are OK too, but they're nothing special. I wish they did more with older games (N64, PSX, SNES, Genesis, etc.) but they're getting better.



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Having digital cable, I have had G4 for many months now. This is what I think about them:

Judgement Day: My favorite show on the network. The two guys have good chemistry and most of their reviews are dead-on. The only problem I have is the same problem I have with 411mania.com reviews: Nothing gets below a 5 out of 10 (unless it is REALLY bad like MIB II). They can rip the game all they want and often do, and then they get give it a high score (like 7 out of 10 after they were just ripping the game to shreds).

Portal: My least favorite show, but that might be because I don't do multi-player online games. The comedy is just not funny.

Filter: Throw-away show, but it is fun to watch if the Top Ten list is interesting (like the hottest female fighter). Diane Mizota is really good looking (triviata: she was also one of the twins in Austin Powers in Goldmemeber...you know...Fook Mi and Fook Yu).

Cheat: That host of the show is seriously on speed for every episode. The way he says "Coming up on CHEAT!!!11!" is scary. Good show though otherwise.

Arena: Again, not a fan of these games, so this show bores me. Plus they have different hosts like every week. It started with Wil Wheaton, moved to Hawk from American Gladiators, and now is hosted by two guys I've never heard of.

Starcade: This show rules, especially in a nostalgic sense. I also get the sense that the host didn't like working this show at all, which is funny to see. DRAGON'S LAIR, BABEE!

G4TV.com: Decent show, with IMHO the hottest woman on the network, Tina Wood (called T-dub on the show). She looks like a girl next door type that you could eat dinner with, and then go home and play 2 player Halo all night. She is better than the show she's on.

All in all, I like the network despite the constant repeats and the shows that bore me.



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    Originally posted by Simba
    I like it just because it shows a lot of actual game footage, unlike the 95% cut-scene commercials for most titles. They don't have a lot of programming yet, so you get a lot of repeats. This also leads to a lot of the game reviews not being current.
    However, my favorite program by far is Starcade. (sadly no WCW affiliation) For those that haven't seen it, it's an early 80's game show where contestants battle it out on their favorite arcade games for some pretty sweet prizes. Sample prizes include the "Mr. Disc" portable record player and I believe some sort of electronic chess game.
    Oh, and the contestants' early 80's hair and wardrobe are SUPER FRESH!



Technically, there *is* a WCW affiliation. Starcade originally aired out of WTBS, Turner owned. NWA/WCW back then was owned by -- you guessed it -- Ted Turner.

Really bad chyron and a really bad music track made it SOOOO good.





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    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    Having digital cable, I have had G4 for many months now. This is what I think about them:

    Judgement Day: My favorite show on the network. The two guys have good chemistry and most of their reviews are dead-on. The only problem I have is the same problem I have with 411mania.com reviews: Nothing gets below a 5 out of 10 (unless it is REALLY bad like MIB II). They can rip the game all they want and often do, and then they get give it a high score (like 7 out of 10 after they were just ripping the game to shreds).

    Portal: My least favorite show, but that might be because I don't do multi-player online games. The comedy is just not funny.

    Filter: Throw-away show, but it is fun to watch if the Top Ten list is interesting (like the hottest female fighter). Diane Mizota is really good looking (triviata: she was also one of the twins in Austin Powers in Goldmemeber...you know...Fook Mi and Fook Yu).

    Cheat: That host of the show is seriously on speed for every episode. The way he says "Coming up on CHEAT!!!11!" is scary. Good show though otherwise.

    Arena: Again, not a fan of these games, so this show bores me. Plus they have different hosts like every week. It started with Wil Wheaton, moved to Hawk from American Gladiators, and now is hosted by two guys I've never heard of.

    Starcade: This show rules, especially in a nostalgic sense. I also get the sense that the host didn't like working this show at all, which is funny to see. DRAGON'S LAIR, BABEE!

    G4TV.com: Decent show, with IMHO the hottest woman on the network, Tina Wood (called T-dub on the show). She looks like a girl next door type that you could eat dinner with, and then go home and play 2 player Halo all night. She is better than the show she's on.

    All in all, I like the network despite the constant repeats and the shows that bore me.



Arena would be a much better show if the powers that be allowed the games to go beyond 2 minutes. I was watching an episode where one of the games was Unreal 2003 Bombing Run, and it was over after one team scored *once.*

Starcade is pretty awesome, although I find it creepy that Geoff Edwards used to put his arms around the male contestants and not the female. The Dragon's Lair episode ruled, although I was disappointed that no one died and I didn't see any of the death scenes. The Cliff Hanger episode that aired afterward was okay, but it took me a while to realize the game was basically the Lupin III movie "The Castle of Cagliostro" made into a Dragon's Lair-type game with re-dubbed voices, not to mention Lupin and Jigen were renamed "Cliff" and "Jeff."

I also noticed on that sports show (the name escapes me), they had Mark Long from the original Road Rules (tall guy with the tall-hair) host a few episodes and he didn't come off bad at all.

The "Screenshots" and the idiotic G4TV bumpers *HAVE* to go, though.



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I couldn't disagree more about the screenshots. I love those! I don't spend a lot of time in stores that sell games, so I may end up seeing something that I am into there that I wouldn't have otherwise.

I shop a lot online, though. I guess if you go to a local store that actually puts out games as demos, then you probably end up seeing everything. It's really helpful for me.



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