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    X-Play

    X-Play

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    G4 (ended 2013)
    It's Game Time. Airing on G4, X-Play provides reviews and previews of the latest video games. Hosted by Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb, each episode rates new video games releases on a 5 point scale and previews soon to be released games with game trailers, clips and hands on demos with the game makers. Mixed with highbrow and lowbrow humor, it's "TV's gaming source, that feeds your daily gaming addiction." Originally airing on the ZDTV network in 1998 as GameSpot TV, the show was hosted by Adam Sessler and Lauren Fielder for the first year and Sessler and Kate Botello afterwards. A typical episode began with an update of information posted on the GameSpot website then went into game reviews where games were ranked according to GameSpot's 0.1-10.0 scale. Other segments included interview game designers and hints and cheats on games. In 2001, TechTv acquired ZDTV and changed the name of the show to Extended Play. Much of the original format remained, but the rating scale was simplified to the 5 point scale. Botello remained with the show for a year, and Sessler would host on his own until 2003 when the name changed to X-Play and he would gain another Co-Host with Morgan Webb, formally of The Screen Savers. With the inception of X-Play, the show became more comical and darker. Skits were added that included many of the crew of the show and became fan favorites. More mature games and subject matter were discussed and it wasn't unusual to see someone "die" in an episode (only to be revived in the next one). While the reviews and previews remained the show began to show some variety show elements which many fans enjoyed. Self depreciating humor and recurring characters helped make the show more than just a simple review show. During this time G4 merged with TechTV and later disbanded many of the networks former employees. X-Play survived the merge and would later become the only show that survived that period, including all of the original G4 shows. Eventually, the skits were removed, the humor was toned down, and X-Play became a streamlined show more like it's roots with game reviews, previews cheats and interviews with game designers and members of the gaming community. With additional correspondents (American Idol contestant and former G4 Cheat! host Kristin Adams and former Road Rules member Blair Herter) the occasional dirty reference and a wide library of games to choose from, X-Play has become one of the most watched shows on G4 and boasts to be the highest rated video game show on television. On October 26, 2012, it was announced by G4 that X-Play (along with Attack of the Show) was canceled and would endproduction at the end of the year.This was due to G4 being rebranded in February 2013to the Equire Network, a channeldevoted to the"metrosexual" demographic. The final episode aired as a one hour special on Wednesday January 23, 2013.moreless
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    Ninja Warrior

    Ninja Warrior

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    The world's top fighters, wrestlers, and athletes compete in one of the most difficult physical contests ever devised. Of the 1,900 people that have attempted to complete stage one since 1997, only about 200 have succeeded. Of the 200 that passed stage one, only 2 people have gone on to complete all four stages and have the title of Ninja Warrior.moreless
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    Attack of the Show!

    Attack of the Show!

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    G4 (ended 2013)
    Attack of the Show (or "AOTS")--the self-proclaimed "show that gets it before it gets out"--is a signature show of G4, the video game network. There's the inside track, and then there are those who pave the inside track. Attack of the Show gets you inside, underneath, around, and behind the newest tech, the hottest games, the fastest-breaking news, and the oddest oddities from the fringe. In addition to reporting the hot Internet memes of the day, AOTS features interviews with both famous and internet-famous celebrities, the most-blogged news of the day, coverage of alt-events like the Geek Prom and the Modern Drunkard Festival, and the latest games and gear for PCs and consoles. AOTS is also well-known for its regular weekly segments such as "Gems of the Internet," "DVDuesday," "It Came From eBay," "The Feed," "User Created," "AOTS LAN Party," "Free Play Friday," and "Damn Good Download."moreless
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    Icons

    Icons

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    G4 (ended 2007)
    For the 2006 season, Icons focuses on popular cultural icons - The Emperors of Cool. Each week a new person or element of pop-culture is highlighted and gives viewers a history of that topic as well as behind the scenes biographical sights of the topic of focus. Seasons 1-4: The video game industry has a rich history that is mostly unknown to even serious gamers. Icons takes an episodic look at the history of the gaming industry through a documentary approach. Each episode provides the history of a topic, a game, or an individual which is considered to be "iconic" in the industry of gaming. Coverage includes interviews from those in the industry and those who report on it, as well as behind the scenes footage. Icons gives viewers a comprehensive retrospective on the history of video games. Renamed Game Makers after Season 5 began.moreless
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    Code Monkeys

    Code Monkeys

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    G4 (ended 2008)
    Code Monkeys uses old-school video game animation to tell the story of Dave and Jerry, two video game designers at a company called Gameavision in the early 1980s. Follow Dave, Jerry, and all the other inmates... er... employees of Gameavision every Wednesday at 9 on G4TV.moreless
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    Spaceballs: The Animated Series

    Spaceballs: The Animated Series

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    Mel Brooks is producing and co-writing this series based on his hit comedy movie, Spaceballs, a spoof on the Star Wars saga. The show features animated versions of the movie characters President Skroob, Princess Vespa, Dot Matrix, Barf, Lone Starr and more.moreless
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    Hurl!

    Hurl!

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    G4 (ended 2008)
    Get ready to get grossed out with G4's off-color game show, Hurl. Contestants gorge themselves on as much grub as they can, then try to perform physical challenges without losing their lunch. The last man standing wins.moreless
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    Women of Ninja Warrior

    Women of Ninja Warrior

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    The Women of Ninja Warrior is a group of one thousand contestants that compete to finish the four grueling obstacle courses that put their agility and strength to the test. This contest brings the worlds top fighters, jump ropers and ordinary house wives together to see who will be considered to be a ninja warrior!moreless
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    The Electric Playground

    The Electric Playground

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    While you may play the games, do you really know the people behind the games? The Electric Playground highlights those "invisible people" who are the true stars of the games: The game developers, writers, concept artists, directors, producers, and anyone involved in creating games. Hosted by Victor Lucas and Tommy Tallarico, they go on location with Co-hosts Julie Stoffer, Geoff Keighley and Jade Raymond to interview those people in the gaming industry to let you know the creative and always exciting minds behind those games you love to play. Plus get a preview of upcoming games, news from the gaming industry and get gaming info on some of your favorite stars. In 2007 EP curiously was absent from G4's lineup in the United States, but new episodes were shown in Canada. In the summer of 2007 EP returned to G4 as an online podcast. Note: Reviews on the Run (Called Judgment Day in the U.S.) is a spin-off of a segment from this show.moreless
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    Unbeatable Banzuke

    Unbeatable Banzuke

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    Competitors from all over the world come to compete in this strange array of physical challenges in Unbeatable Banzuke. The challengers will undergo some of the most wild and most bizarre challenges seen on TV with more than a dozen stand alone challenges.moreless
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    Marvel Anime: Wolverine

    Marvel Anime: Wolverine

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    Based on the popular graphic novel by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, Mariko, the love of Logan's life, is forced to go back to Japan by her father, Shingen. Logan decides he must get her back, no matter what it takes. He enters a new world of danger and he teams up with Yukio, a young assassin, to make their way through the crime world in Japan.moreless
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    Cinematech

    Cinematech

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    G4 (ended 2007)
    G4's Cinematech featured cut scenes and game trailers from various video games from the past, the present, and those that will soon be released. It also presented Machinima shorts as well as spoiled the ending cut-scenes from popular games. There was no host or commentary for most of the episodes, just footage of gameplay and cinematics from popular and high-end video games.moreless
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    RahXephon

    RahXephon

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    G4 (ended 2005)
    The city of Tokyo has been overthrown, taken over by the Mu, invaders who have devastated the rest of the planet. Within the domed walls of the city, however, time flows in a different path, and none of the citizens even know they've been conquered. Outside Tokyo, the remnants of the human race have fought a desperate 15-year war against the Mu, knowing only that the key to victory lies within the occupied city. But no one has been able to get into Tokyo—until Ayato Kamina, a young resident fleeing a horrifying attack on the city, unwittingly breaks out. An extraordinary mystery unfolds as Ayato confronts a world he has never known, and begins to learn the horrifying secrets of RahXephon, a humanoid super weapon which apparently only he can control.moreless
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    Wired for Sex

    Wired for Sex

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    G4
    Originally airing on TechTV for only 13 episodes, the series explored various relationships between sex and technology. Sometimes going beyond the regular television boundaries for the time, the show covered not only the negative side-effects of sex-tech, but also the positive outlook of the comination of sex with technology. In 2006, long after TechTV had merged with G4TV, G4 brought the series back to air since it had long become less of a technology network and more of a show for the young male demographic. Then in 2008, G4 asked World of Wonder Productions (the original creators of the show) for a new season of episodes. Thus after a 5 year absence, Wired for Sex returned to TV.moreless
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    Campus PD

    Campus PD

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    G4
    This show takes viewers along for the ride with officers on duty on college campuses; showing us first hand the crazy things that go on from policing parties to security issues.moreless
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    Cheat

    Cheat

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    G4
    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 TV.com 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 Guidemoreless
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    Marvel Anime: Iron Man

    Marvel Anime: Iron Man

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    Tony Stark is committed to building the world up rather than tearing it down. He makes his way to Japan to build a new arc reactor that will give unlimited free energy to the Japanese people. The Japanese government and media is making it difficult to import the nuclear priming device. When the nuclear reactor is attacked by the Zodiac consortium, Tony must get his allies to take on Zodiac.moreless
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    Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan

    Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan

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    Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan is inspired by the Oscar winning movie "The Hurt Locker," where viewers are given a behind the scenes look at the Navy Explosive Ordinance unit. The series will begin in the U.S. where the unit will be trained, and then follow them across the seas and film their deployment.moreless
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    X-Men

    X-Men

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    G4 (ended 2012)
    G4 and Marvel team up to produce an all new X-Men series. Drawn in anime style, the series features new stories, action and drama, but features the same set of lovable mutants. moreless
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    G4TV.COM

    G4TV.COM

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    G4 (ended 2005)
    G4tv.com was G4's weekly interactive late night talk show. Every Monday night, Co-hosts Tina Wood, Laura Foy and Geoff Keighley discuss and debate the previous weeks hottest topics in the gaming industry. Whether it be the latest game releases, the news on a new console release or the current game controversy, G4tv gets you the info. A viewer friendly show, callers would regularly have their questions answered on air or members of the G4 message board could have their questions answered on air. The show aired for four seasons before being cancelled soon after the G4/TechTV merger. Because G4tv, the only show with a budget smaller than X-Play, starts now. Show Trivia - - Originally started on G4. - After the merger of G4 and TechTV the show aired 10:00 p.m. EST on Friday nights. - October 10, 2005 - moved to 9:30 p.m. EST on Monday nights.moreless
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