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Infinite Justice
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(04-25-2012, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Patryn

Wasn't Cinematech originally a TechTV show?

no it was G4
FStop7
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(04-25-2012, 09:07 PM)
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I hope he goes to Gia-

Originally Posted by cr_blah_blah

Here comes the Giant Bomb cycle.

-oh.
Patryn
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(04-25-2012, 09:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by RPGCrazied

No.

Ooops.

And it made me go look up what G4 was calling its late night programming blocks.

Nocturnal Emissions? Barbed Wire Biscuit? They must have seriously been going after that 12-year old audience that probably couldn't even stay up late enough to watch it.

And seriously, what the hell does Barbed Wire Biscuit even mean? I have no idea how a person could even come up with that.
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(04-25-2012, 09:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by _dementia

I hope he commentates fighting games full time.

Came here to post this too.
Saw him at Comic-con SD in 2009. Sad to see him go. I hope he goes to GiantBomb.
BlackJace
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(04-25-2012, 09:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by jmdajr

I found the shows like icon, filter, cinematech enjoyable...

much rather have that then cops.

Man, I miss Cinematech so goddamn much.

Where can one find a place to watch it again?
Zeer0id
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(04-25-2012, 09:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by zlatko

Who the hell is that beautiful woman?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Jean_Underwood


Originally Posted by BlackJace

Man, I miss Cinematech so goddamn much.

Where can one find a place to watch it again?

I didn't have any interest in Cinematech back when it was airing, but if I'd known the sordid state G4 would be in years later, I'd have watched it every damn time it was on.
george_us
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(04-25-2012, 09:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Patryn

Ooops.

And it made me go look up what G4 was calling its late night programming blocks.

Nocturnal Emissions? Barbed Wire Biscuit? They must have seriously been going after that 12-year old audience that probably couldn't even stay up late enough to watch it.

And seriously, what the hell does Barbed Wire Biscuit even mean? I have no idea how a person could even come up with that.

I'm curious, did G4 gain more viewership after the switch to their Spike TV knockoff phase? I thought the channel had decent viewership but the execs wanted more.
Strike
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(04-25-2012, 09:11 PM)
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That was really unexpected. I think G4 really messed up with this one. X-play is their most popular show. God knows they need the ratings. I figure the only reason they're still on the air after DirecTV dropped them is because Comcast owns them.
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(04-25-2012, 09:12 PM)
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It does seem like he still has a gig going, hopefully making video game movies less bad.

And 70% sure the dispute was over his hair or lack of.

not g4 material!


God, I remember subscribing to xplay on my ipod video. Good times.
FStop7
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(04-25-2012, 09:13 PM)
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Smokin' sess in honor of Sess.
Infinite Justice
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(04-25-2012, 09:14 PM)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J41ba7qv9rQ

I would watch this, seriously
zlatko
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(04-25-2012, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zeer0id

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Jean_Underwood




I didn't have any interest in Cinematech back when it was airing, but if I'd known the sordid state G4 would be in years later, I'd have watched it every damn time it was on.

*google images at work with safe search off*

MUST

NOT

FAP...
_woLf
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(04-25-2012, 09:15 PM)
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Hope he ends up at GB and not Polygon. They have enough huge names, they don't need any more.

I feel bad for Morgan, though.
The Dutch Slayer
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(04-25-2012, 09:17 PM)
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Bwhahahahahah G4 sure I'll bet that is not going to bite you in the end, getting rid of the only thing that it has going for it on gaming side...... :|

I think this is a great step and I think that he is going to take a vacation but when he is coming back, he will go to, VOX Media and Polygon I'll bet you that.
Razgriz-Specter
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(04-25-2012, 09:18 PM)
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Well guess I won't be watching G4's E3 beside the live conferences.
Harlock
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(04-25-2012, 09:18 PM)
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This guy must be the culprit. He has total culprit face:

http://www.g4tv.com/about/management/

Adam Stotsky
General Manager
steadfast
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(04-25-2012, 09:20 PM)
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Now I want Adam to take over as managing director of xbox and be the new face of Microsoft.
jmdajr
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(04-25-2012, 09:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by zlatko

*google images at work with safe search off*

MUST

NOT

FAP...

Yeah, I didn't know she was so talented in her previous line of work..
Retro_
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(04-25-2012, 09:22 PM)
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Did they threaten to not renew his contract until he shaved his awful beard?

Seriously someone tell him it's a terrible look



Other than that this seems kind of like it was a long time coming. He looked like the only person still there that actually cared about videogames.
The Dutch Slayer
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(04-25-2012, 09:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Infinite Justice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J41ba7qv9rQ

I would watch this, seriously

That was the greatest thing I have ever seen ! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

bwhahahhaah almost the entire video is gifable _0__0__0__0__0__0__0__0__0__0__0__0__0__0_
SolidSnakex
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(04-25-2012, 09:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Patryn

G4 hasn't truly been about gaming in a long, long time. I'm talking about when it launched with shows like G4TV.com, Icon, Arena, Pulse, etc. When pretty much every show was about gaming in some form.

What were the ratings like back when it was nearly gaming only? I can't imagine that they were worse than they are now. I didn't have G4 back when it was like that, but a lot of current gaming related media (podcasts, shows and award events) come across as being an insult to gamers. Whether it be crude humor or people that just don't want to take the time to fact check. So it's never surprising when you see them doing poorly.
Arpeggio23
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(04-25-2012, 09:23 PM)

Originally Posted by Zaph

Yup. Gaming and TV is just not a good mix anymore.

I disagree. I think it is a great mix. Just look at YouTube and all of the gaming-related videos on it. Or the entire Gametrailers website. Or Giant Bomb's Quick Looks. If G4 really tried, they could very easily fill a 24 hour block with gaming-related programming. The problem is that they just don't try. Letting Sessler go is the ultimate proof of that.
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(04-25-2012, 09:23 PM)
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The memories.
Last edited by Razgriz-Specter; 04-25-2012 at 09:27 PM.
KittenMaster
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(04-25-2012, 09:23 PM)
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Seems like good news. Adam Sessler deserves better.
Hot Coldman
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Originally Posted by Arpeggio23

I disagree. I think it is a great mix. Just look at YouTube and all of the gaming-related videos on it. Or the entire Gametrailers website. Or Giant Bomb's Quick Looks. If G4 really tried, they could very easily fill a 24 hour block with gaming-related programming. The problem is that they just don't try. Letting Sessler go is the ultimate proof of that.

Those things work because they're on the Internet. TV programming needs to be designed for the format- to wring as much entertainment out of that 8 minute slab or so between the ads. Plus TV is business-led, whilst websites are editorial-led. You can't drag or drop the things you mention and air them on telly.
KingK
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(04-25-2012, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Razgriz-Specter

Well guess I won't be watching G4's E3 beside the live conferences.

.

Sessler was the only reason I ever watched G4 anymore. I'm sure he'll find somewhere else soon enough.
zlatko
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(04-25-2012, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by jmdajr

Yeah, I didn't know she was so talented in her previous line of work..

I definitely admire her .. body of work.

I'll have to do more investigating later tonight alone at home with the lights off to get a closer look.
Aselith
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(04-25-2012, 09:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by zlatko

I definitely admire her .. body of work.

I'll have to do more investigating later tonight alone at home with the lights off to get a closer look.

Those are some bolt-ons if I ever saw them.
ghostmind
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(04-25-2012, 09:31 PM)
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This is a good thing, I think, since I like Sessler but I despise G4. Not sure Giantbomb needs another big personality like that, but they should bring him over to the GameSpot side and have him head up the revamp., or jsut let him do his own thing. A group of sites managed by Gerstmann, Davison and Sessler would be potentially killer.
zlatko
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(04-25-2012, 09:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aselith

Those are some bolt-ons if I ever saw them.

I'd still motor boat them and allow her the privelege of touching my penis.
Zakkath
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(04-25-2012, 09:35 PM)
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R.I.P. G4 ? I know I have no reason to visit their site now if the rumor is true.
N4Us
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(04-25-2012, 09:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Patryn

Wasn't Cinematech originally a TechTV show?

Began on G4, although it's loosely based after a TechTV show called Eye Drops (which showcased a bunch of student animation footage in a similar style)

Originally Posted by Patryn

Nocturnal Emissions?

Nocturnal Emissions was pretty much Cinematech but with more obsucre games and some hentai.
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(04-25-2012, 09:41 PM)
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Host Samurai
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Cinematech was my favorite show on the station. I would DVR and watch marathons of it stoned late night. I loved how they would show weird ass Japanese PS2 games and horror games.
Luigison
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(04-25-2012, 09:41 PM)
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I have a lot of respect for Adam Sessler for this: http://www.g4tv.com/videos/55954/ses...-hate-numbers/
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(04-25-2012, 09:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aselith

Those are some bolt-ons if I ever saw them.

Yeah seriously they look terrible.
lazybones18
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(04-25-2012, 09:45 PM)
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Good for Sessler

Now if only the channel can finally be put out of its misery
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(04-25-2012, 09:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by chiablo

This is the third funny VGCatz I've seen today, so help me god.
TriGen
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(04-25-2012, 09:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by -Pyromaniac-

Sessler was the only reason to ever watch anything G4 related.

Yeah, that's exactly how I feel. Once TechTV was turned into G4 the only reason I ever paid attention to that channel at all was Sessler, now that he's gone, I guess that channel is officially dead to me.
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(04-25-2012, 09:46 PM)
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Awesome!
Infinite Justice
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(04-25-2012, 09:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Razgriz-Specter


The memories.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IzLN...eature=related
RyanardoDaVinci
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(04-25-2012, 09:46 PM)
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Love the Sess.

Candace Bailey is 10x hotter than Sarah.
Lombax
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(04-25-2012, 09:46 PM)
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been a fan of Sessler since TechTv, may he find a new happy home at GiantBomb.
Patryn
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(04-25-2012, 09:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

What were the ratings like back when it was nearly gaming only? I can't imagine that they were worse than they are now. I didn't have G4 back when it was like that, but a lot of current gaming related media (podcasts, shows and award events) come across as being an insult to gamers. Whether it be crude humor or people that just don't want to take the time to fact check. So it's never surprising when you see them doing poorly.

As I recall, ratings were bad. For one thing, back then only Comcast carried it, because they owned it.

TechTV was acquired not so much for its content, but for its viewers and coverage on other carriers, I believe. It was actually getting much higher ratings than G4, but they didn't care about the content. That's why it slowly but surely dismantled everything from TechTV.
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(04-25-2012, 09:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lombax

been a fan of Sessler since TechTv, may he find a new happy home at GiantBomb.

Only if to get the job he must banish Pat in a fight.
Apeopleman
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(04-25-2012, 09:52 PM)
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Most entertaining person in the gaming industry. You will be missed. You, and your soapbox.
KageMaru
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(04-25-2012, 09:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by KittenMaster

Seems like good news. Adam Sessler deserves better.

Agreed, he's the only one there I take serious and I enjoy his soapbox vids as well.
Felix Lighter
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(04-25-2012, 09:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Patryn

As I recall, ratings were bad. For one thing, back then only Comcast carried it, because they owned it.

TechTV was acquired not so much for its content, but for its viewers and coverage on other carriers, I believe. It was actually getting much higher ratings than G4, but they didn't care about the content. That's why it slowly but surely dismantled everything from TechTV.

That slow agonizing transition from TechTV to G4TechTV to a steaming pile of horseshit.
TriGen
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(04-25-2012, 09:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lombax

been a fan of Sessler since TechTv, may he find a new happy home at GiantBomb.

I would love to see him work at GiantBomb, an Edurance Run with Sessler would be amazing.
GodfatherX
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(04-25-2012, 09:59 PM)
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so who will now keep G4 from cutting to commercial during the main announcement at the conferences?

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