Games

No More G4TV

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Apparently, I’m late to the news desk but G4, the channel that mainly covered video games, is changing into a different kind of network with a much less, if any, emphasis on gaming. I think the reason why I’m late on this is because I actually haven’t watched the channel in years. I watched it all the time when it first came on in 2002. It was a very low budget network but they tried their best to put on the best shows so it was filled with energy and enthusiasm. One of my favorite shows was called Icons and it was like a biography show on different aspects of gaming whether it was a specific game or a game designer or even a period in gaming history. When the channel revamped and became what it eventually became shows like this were gone. I was afraid for good. Luckily, some […]

Games

Early Video Games And Arcades

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I have a fascination with the birth of the video game and the arcade. I think because I was around for part of it (even though I was a wee one), mainly the early 80’s arcade boom and the Atari craze, that it has a nostalgia thing for me. Also because video games today are such a huge part of our lives that it’s fascinating to see the dawn of it. Back in the early days of the G4 channel there were a lot of great shows. The channel today is, in my opinion, become a little too Mtv in that it has lost some of its original intent. In the beginning, about ten years ago, it was completely video game based and their shows were pretty great. Albeit very low on production value as it was obvious they didn’t have major backing yet. But what they lacked in pizzazz […]