Saturday, July 07, 2007
G4 TV overrated and annoying?
Yes thats right, I went ahead and said it. Recently G4 posted some videos clips of Morgan Webb and Adam Sessler talking about what they expect to see at E3 next week. Adam said that we should expect to see a lot games for all systems to be revealed, blah blah Halo3 blah blah Lair blah blah Mario. Morgan Webb said basically the same thing, sounding rehearsed even. News? Hardly. What kind of audience watches G4? Why are the hosts stating the obvious and why do we care about what the hell they say?
If any of you actually watch G4 for the gaming news, you either A: Don't have the internet or B: too lazy to go on the internet to find the most recent gaming news or C: You think Morgan Webb is hot and can't believe she likes to play video games so you watch. (Jessica Chobot from IGN looks better in my opinion)
What annoys me about G4 is the way they talk to the listener and the way the entire game industry is portrayed. The Wii is currently at almost 9 million systems sold worldwide and is out pacing Xbox 360 and PS3 in sales by a large margin. You'd never know any of this if you watch G4 since these systems are portrayed as either being better than Wii (they would never say it, but it is implied) or when a game is released of all systems, they say for Wii and the Next Gen systems. The Wii is actually the ONLY Next Generation system out there. Xbox 360 and PS3 are from the Nintendo 64 Generation with better graphics. Playstation 3 has some motion controls put in but poorly implemented and cannot really be considered as any kind of leap in play control.
As for Morgan Webb and Adam Sessler, why should anyone care what they say if you have the internet in your home? Morgan Webb doesn't know a damn thing that anyone else who comes here or goes to Gonintendo or IGN doesn't know. The truth of the matter is that G4 exists for the money. They found out that they can make a lot money from basically regurgitating everything on the internet and giving cute girls a job to attract more viewers. Don't let what they say fool you, G4 doesn't decide console races and they don't decide sales. I remember when they were comparing PS2, Gamecube and Xbox versions of Need for Speed back in the day. The Gamecube version was a poorly done port of the PS2 version (of course) and the G4 hosts said that it was the system not being powerful enough to make the game look as good as the PS2 version, NOT that the developers dropped the ball. That is the kind of stuff that has been going on for years on G4, its not new. Spike TV is pretty bad as well but they don't cover games as much as G4.
G4 announced that they will be covering E3 live this year. Will Nintendo be brushed aside for Microsoft and Sony coverage? I would like for once that Nintendo be given their due on these TV programs (internet sites are doing this now) since the Wii is such a smashing success. However, how much does G4 really matter in the grand scheme of things? How many people really care about G4 in the first place?