DirecTV drops G4, says it's "among the lowest rated networks&

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    http://news-briefs.ew.com/2010/11/01/directv-drops-g4/
     


  2. [M]artin

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    Is it just me or is G4 fucking terrible?

    Even with AotS and X-Play its still a pathetic excuse for a "gaming" channel. Everytime I flip past its always reruns of COPS or some other waste of time. And I do mean ALWAYS.

    Good riddance for DirecTV users, I'd say.
     
  3. Gaiaknight

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    only time i watch G4 is around E3 time to watch it in 1080p
     
  4. Heran Bago

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    Oh no but what about great shows like
     
  5. Feels Good Man
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    Oh hohoho
     
  6. dmonkey21

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    Wow that sucks... I always really liked g4... X-Play always had really cool interviews and I really liked the stuff they did on AOTS (they're the reason I heard about minecraft). I wonder how being dropped by such a large consumer base in going to affect the network...
     
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    bah who cares g4 sux and x-play are all graphic whores our pay channel tv provider dropped them years ago they knew what was coming [​IMG]
     
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    Playing videogames is more fun that watching them on TV. The interviews and such seemed an interesting concept, but the people they got to interview weren't usually people with much interesting to say, either due to not being a big part of something, or being under an NDA.
     
  10. Phoenix Goddess

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    Away from civilization.
    I think it's terrible.
    I stopped watching it long ago because it wasn't really about video games anymore.
    Sure, you see a show here and there, but not like it once was when they showed Portal, Cinematech and Judgement Day.
    I don't think it was such a loss for DirecTV.
     
  11. Celice

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    A quick timeline of where G4 came from, and my reactions throughout:

    TechTV? Fucking awesome!

    Some merger thing...? I dunno... there's all these shitty game... things... coming on. Nothing like TechTV's X-Play or other cool stuff.

    Oh. TechTV's dead, now it's G4. At least that great show still lives as Attack of the Show, and X-Play re running.

    What. The fuck. Happened.
     
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    As ZDTV and TechTV I used to love it, with Call for Help and ScreenSavers, many of the pioneers of the Web and Blogs came to be. G4 ripped it up and spit out shit.
     
  13. geminisama

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    I used to like G4 TV, you know, before they showed Cops, and Cheaters.
     
  14. SylvWolf

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    G4 was awesome when it first started. Judgment Day, Portal, Icons, and the others were great shows. After the TechTV merger, it just all went downhill. It's so horrible now that it's not even funny. Only thing I've watched on there in the last few years was a few episodes of Banzai and some James Bond movies (great content for a gaming channel).
     
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    It's not just you. They took a great opportunity and ran it straight into the ground. Aside from two or three premier, gaming-related shows, the rest of their programming is garbage like COPs and Cheaters. We can get that drek on many other channels. Their success was built on X-Play, and they quickly decided NOT to capitalize on that by adding more content for the viewership they had. Instead they tried to force feed trash that most folks can give a shit less about.

    This, to me, is very good news. Hope other service providers follow suit.
     
  16. 431unknown

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    Yeah, once they dropped all of thier original programing they had from when it first started up I stopped watching it also.
     
  17. johncenafan427

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    i miss the old G4
    shows like cinematech, judgment day, and icons(gamemakers) were awesome!!
    and xplay and attack of the show.

    now when i look through the guide, all i see is a never ending marathon of cops or cheaters.
    F that crap.
     
  18. Canonbeat234

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    G4TV was good? I thought it always suck due to bias gaming rants.
     
  19. Bunie

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    Then along came repeats of Cops and other peices of crap. college cops? Who watches that? G4 was for nerds, then they decided to attempt to appeal to non-nerds.
    so it was like nerd channel for jocks. (aparently, someone figured this would work? O.o)
     
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