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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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    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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    Cheat

    Cheat

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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 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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    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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    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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    Cinematech: Nocturnal Emissions

    Cinematech: Nocturnal Emissions

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    G4 (ended 2007)
    Cinematech: Nocturnal Emissions is the late-night spin-off of G4's popular Cinematech series. C:NE shows clips of video game cinematics that viewers would not be able to see during primetime. The clips include M rated games and are racier and more violent than those featured on the regular Cinematech episodes that are broadcast earlier in the day.moreless
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    Campus PD

    Campus PD

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    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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    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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    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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    Street Fury

    Street Fury

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    G4 (ended 2006)
    Fast Cars and Beautiful women, Street Fury and Big C brings it all to you. Street Fury takes footage from the best selling Street Fury DVDs, as well as non-DVD content specifically done for the G4 network. It orginally aired as part of the Sunday night "Whip Set" on G4 with the Cop/Car Drama Fastlane and the Sports Drifting coverage of Formula D. Just remember, due to some sexual related content, this show isn't for the kiddies.moreless
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    Cromartie High School

    Cromartie High School

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    G4 (ended 2006)
    Takashi Kamiyama is enrolled at Cromartie High, where every student is a delinquent. Kamiyama apparently is the only non-delinquent in the school. Therefore, by some twisted logic, he must be the toughest in his class. He is joined by Hayashida, the King of Idiots, Maeda the comedian, Mechazawa the bad robot student, Takenouchi the one who's good at fighting but has motion sickness, Hokuto, who wound up at the wrong school, Freddie, the mysterious middle aged man, a Gorilla, Destrade High rival Yamanouchi, and much more! Thus begins the story that parodies every cliché of tough-guy anime that you've ever heard of - "Cromartie High School" or, as it’s know as in Japan, "Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou" (魁!! クロマティ高校 or "Charge!! Cromartie High").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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    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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    Web Soup

    Web Soup

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    Give them the best, the funniest, the weirdest – and let them make it even better, funnier and zanier. From the producer's of E!'s "The Soup" comes an Internet clip-based spinoff called "Web Soup." Hosted by stand-up comedian and veteran host Chris Hardwick, "Web Soup" skewers Web clips and features themed segments like The Daily Upload, This Week in FAIL and Things You Can't Un-See.moreless
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    Read or Die

    Read or Die

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    G4 (ended 2005)
    Yomiko Readman is "The Paper" - a secret underground operative for the British Library with the incredible power of complete control over paper, including the ability to make it as solid as steel. She is called to duty when a book, that can cause the end of the world, is stolen. Going with two other operatives, she attempts to take it back and save the world. The TV series takes place approximately half a decade after the conclusion of the three OVAs. It focuses on three girls named Anita, Michelle and Maggie. They are hired to protect Japanese author Nenene Sumiregawa during her stay in Hong Kong. In an incident where the "Paper Sisters" save Nenene from an author who's out to kill her, Nenene discovers that the sisters have the capability to control paper at their own will - an ability once used by her long lost friend Yomiko "The Paper" Readman. Arriving in Japan after an airliner incident, the Paper Sisters move into Nenene's apartment and become her freeloading bodyguards. NOTE : This guide is based on both the Read or Die OVA and R.O.D -The TV-. The air dates and channel are for the TV Series. Charcters: Michelle Chang: She's the oldest of the three paper sisters. She may seem very dizzy at time, but she may be the most responsible paper sister when she wants to be. Her special paper trick is making a bow and arrow set with paper. Her favorite books are the Harry Potter series. In the beginning of the series she's 24. Maggia Mui: She's the middle paper sister. She's very tall, but she loves small and dark place. She's the bravest one of the three. Her special paper trick is to make giant paper animals and other beins like a giant bird. Her favorite author is Hemminway, but she enjoys Nenene's books as well. In the beginning she's 21. Anita King: She's the youngest of the paper sisters. She's really stubborn and she's a neat freak. She also does the cooking. She can only make paper knives and other standard paper tricks. In the beginning of the series she hates book, but grows to love them as much as her sisters. In the beginning she's 13.moreless
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    Gun X Sword

    Gun X Sword

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    G4 (ended 2005)
    Armed with a metal sash that straightens into a sword, lanky swordsman Van is traveling through the desert, searching for the mysterious clawed man who killed his bride. Along the way he picks up a fellow traveler: Wendy, a young girl whose town he saves from bandits by summoning a mecha with his sword. Wendy is searching for her missing older brother, whose engraved gun she carries on her back. In their mutual quest they run afoul of more bandits and villains, a mysterious woman named Carmen99, and more mecha battles a la Wild West.moreless
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    Arena

    Arena

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    G4 (ended 2005)
    Two teams face off. But only one of them will save face. It's time to find out who's got the stuff of champions on Arena! The days of the arcade are over! Today, gamers team up around the world to do battle on-line. Arena brings you the LAN multiplayer action straight to your home. Watch as two teams fight for bragging rights and attempt to gain honor by winning their way into the Hall of Champions. Three games, two teams, and only one champion in Arena!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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    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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    Tenjho Tenge

    Tenjho Tenge

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    G4 (ended 2007)
    Soichiro and Bob want to rule their new school, but just as they begin cracking heads, their plan is shot to hell. First, there's the Natsume sisters and their Juken Club. If the older sister, Maya, isn't kicking their asses, then the younger sister, Aya, is trying to force-feed Souichiro and make him her husband. Then, there's the Student Executive Council that sends executioners to "educate" anyone who questions the council's authority! Their education is just beginning!moreless
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