Weekdays 4:00 PM on G4 Premiered May 01, 2002 In Season



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There are gamers who play for fun, who play to win, and those who play to...well...they just play. Sometimes, in each case, you need a little help. Cheat! gives you the exclusives on how to pass bosses, find those secret weapons, skip levels and show you skills on how to beat the game. Need a walkthrough? We can help. Want to kick it in "godmode"? We can show you how. Mini-boss giving you problems. We can get you pass. Need a date for Friday night? Sorry, try Call for Help. Cheat! premiered in May 2002 on the G4 network (The Network for Gamers) and was originally hosted by Cory Rouse. In the Fall of that same year, G4 made a deal with the Pringles potato chip company to sponsor the show. The show was renamed Cheat, Pringles Gamer's Guides. The Spring of 2004 saw the merge of TechTV with G4 to form G4TechTV, and possibly due to this merger, there was a dispute between the newly formed G4TechTV and Pringles removed their sponsorship. The last quarter of 2004 saw many of the former TechTV staff members fired and few from that original network survived due to a change of direction at the new network. Rouse eventually fell victim to this new direction as he was let go from Cheat! to be replaced for the 2005 Season by former American Idol contestant Kristin Holt. In 2006, while Cheat! was on hiatus, it was reduced to a 60 second spot airing during commerical breaks for G4's G-Spot segments. This change cause some confusion and controversy on the status of the show; having some sites "officially" reporting that the show was cancelled, while sites like listed it as being on hiatus. The show would return to it's full 30 minutes that summer. Near the end of March in 2007, the show's producer announced that the crew had worked on 10 episodes for the show's sixth season and that he would be leaving at the end of the month. This comes at the same time that G4 furthered their directionional change and renamed their slogan "TV That's Plugged In" thus finally removing video games from it's primary focus. The official status of Cheat! was that it was shelved (G4 retains the rights to make new episodes, but has not yet ordered any). While he did say Kristin would remain at G4, the fate of Cheat! was still in the air. Ultimately, during the revamp of X-Play (a new studio and now airing daily) in January of 2008, Cheat! and Kristin became a segment on X-Play that aired twice a week.In November 2008, G4 has hinted that there could be additional episodes of Cheat! in 2009. This became true, earlier than expected, when new episodes with Kristin (now credited as Kristin Adams) began airing on December 8, 2008. Alternative Title - Cheat! Pringles Gamers Guide


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AIRED ON 12/10/2008

Season 7 : Episode 10

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  • Looking for a specific game

    I've been looking through the titles listed on games on each episode and having no luck, and I'm not being given a chance to ask on the forums tied to the here who has watched ever so faithfully able to give me some help?

    I'm looking for a game showcased on this show where the main character had a yellow and purple palette, and ability to shapeshift, he was human/humanoid, and the setting was in a sci-fi city, the cheat in particular involved shooting out a window and hopping around a ledge or something to find a hidden item. Anyone able to direct me to the name of this game? Thanks.moreless
  • Must Find!

    Episodes are hard to come by, and this was once THE go-to show for gamers. I need to find ACTUAL episodes somewhere, somehow...
  • It is the best show to getting your cheats. It will help win almost any level. But one thing is you might not remeber the cheat or you might not get a game you have. You might get a cheat for a game you have already betten. This will only help somemoreless

    Watch it. it has some bad words and some bad games but who cares about that. you should watch it. if you are trying to get a cheat for a vearry old game you probably won't get it. It shows cheats for fairly new games so you will only get ones that came out Q4 of 2006 or 2007 for now. Just for your info this was written on april 24 2007. This show is awseum. it totally beats those nazi eskimos and all other video game shows except for x-play. now i am just stalling words to make it one hundred.moreless
  • A show about video game cheat codes? Awesome!

    This show is all about video games and the little cheats, secrets, glitches, easter eggs, and strategies it has. I think that is a very cool idea! I have to admit that I try not to cheat on games, but I find myself doing it all the time. Usually after I have beaten a game. I also have to admit that I don't watch the show anymore. I watched it all the time when Cory Rouse was the host. I thought he was a great host! Kristin Holt is still a good host and I try to watch it once in a while. Overall, Cheat is a fun show to watch and very useful! A 9 out of 10!moreless
  • Ya.Who is the brilliant person who thought of this!?I would like to give him a Nobel Prize.

    Ya.Who is the brilliant person who thought of this!?I would like to give him a Nobel Prize.This show is off the wall!What could a gammer need more when he or she is stuck on a level of a certain game!Why,cheat of course!Sure it may take awile for the game you need help on pop up on the show,but this show is still great.I would have given this show a 10, but the jokes just arnt as funny as X-Plays.So I gave it a 9.5 insted.

    The set is great.Along with the host,Christin Holt.Which,I've noticed, really likes Snake from MGS 3.moreless

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