June 01, 2004

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2004.06.01 Geeks and Morgan Webb

Syphon Filter: Chris Leary?Okay, maybe it's because I miss watching Tech Live since G4 took over TechTV and removed the show from its line up, but doesn't Gabe Logan from Syphon Filter look like Chris Leary from TechTv TechLive?

You know, one thing I really enjoyed about watching TechTV, it's not just for geeks -- I mean, it was a little for everyone and you can't label the viewers are geeks/nerds/gamers -- but now with G4 generally holding on to shows only for gamers, I guess it's really now for geeks and nerds, isolating them from the rest of society.

I mean before, you had shows like Call for Help in which you had mothers and fathers calling in for help. This means that they actually watched the station -- heh heh, if you watched the show, you know those calling in aren't on top of the computer geek-chain. You also had shows like Tech Live which talks about other areas of technology. There was a mixture in programming and this programming brought viewers from all different demographic areas. But now, those shows are gone and all that you're left are shows like Cheat (provide you with game exclusives and the ways to beat them), the Electric Playground (show that goes on location and behind the scenes of the videogame industry) and Cinematech (Complementing the gameplay of many high-end games is an extraordinary assortment of intro-games, cinematics and trailers), just to name a few.

Sure they kept Unscrewed to entice those to the dark side.

From "About G4TechTV:"
G4techTV is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week television network dedicated to creating a lifestyle brand that is the source of entertainment, news and information about the interactive entertainment industry, including video, computer, online and wireless games, for young adults (18-34) and teens (12-17).

So, where does Future Fighting Machines fall in the 'entertainment industry, including video, computer, online and wireless games'? What about Body Hits?

Anyways, tonight's episode reviewed three new games:

Steel Battalion: Line of ContactSteel Battalion: Line of Contact Xbox 2 out of 5 stars
Bomberman JettersBomberman Jetters GCN 2 out of 5 stars
Syphon Filter: The Omega StrainSyphon Filter: The Omega Strain PS2 4 out of 5 stars

I liked the original Syphon Filter series on the PS One (before the PS2 ever made it to market) and I've spent many hours playing the game. Personally, I don't think I'll be buying this game for the online component only because I'm already online doing stuff for this website and many other websites that I maintain and operate. I want to play a game now, that I can simply rev up, load and start playing. I don't want to wait for players and suffer the possible 'connection lost' errors.

Steel Battalion: Line of Contact -- all I can say is $300.00 for the whole controller/game unit? No thanks, but the control system does look nice.

Posted by John Highway at June 1, 2004 11:05 PM | TrackBack

I think Adam is possibly the most comfortable with Morgan on the set just because he is so used to having her there all the time. The two of them are abviously great as a host team, they got a good chemistry on the show. Not to mention they are both funny as hell ^_^

Posted by: shivadee (from at June 2, 2004 05:09 AM

Wow. Gamers are ALL Geeks and nerds?

this from a guy with a freakin' "I <3 Morgan Webb" website?

A girl from tv who talks about computers you'll never get with in your life?!!?

and ALL gamers are nerds and geeks?!?!? HAHAHA OMFG!!

Look, stop with the crap. I'm tired of the 'geeks and nerds' calling eachother 'geeks and nerds'. Get with it dude, you're a geek and you are a nerd. So are alot of other people on the internet who you label.

But guess what else? We're all people. High School was the place for the damn labels. No adult walks around saying "I'm a jock" or "I'm a drama major" because they dropped that crap in HS. Why are geeks and nerds still clinging to their labels and then using them against eachother?

Get a clue dude. I know you're upset your girlfriend was fired, but don't use your website to insult people so you can feel better than them.

Posted by: Ben (from at June 2, 2004 11:02 PM

The programming schedule is not that even. When I checked, it seemed that the TechTV shows had about 9 hours, but then again they were the ones that got bought. G4 is still showing a lot of reruns themselves (G4Retro). I only watch the channel for X-Play, TSS, Unscrewed, and Filter. Only sometimes would I want to watch any of the other G4 shows.

Oh, how come no pictures of Morgan during the Steel Battalion skit? It was cute.

Posted by: Winged VoX (from at June 3, 2004 12:10 AM

I never claimed not to be a geek or a nerd -- As I stated, the one thing about TechTV's line up was that it was geared for everyone, in all walks of life. While G4TechTV is keeping some of the shows from TechTV that isn't for gaming, much of the core programming is for gamers -- leaving out everyone else -- in other words, where do those non-gamers, non-geeks, non-nerds now go to get tips like when Call For Help was still on?

TechTV incorporated folks of all walks of life.

As for 'labels' stopping in high school? It doesn't just stop there, don't forget college and universities.

Why are geeks and nerds still clinging on to those labels? Probably because it's something they can call they're own.

"This is... Highway the Half-breed Geek/Nerd, signing off"

Posted by: HIGHWAY (from at June 3, 2004 12:19 AM

I'm damn proud to be a Geek an a Nerd !

Posted by: MorganWebbLover (from at June 3, 2004 01:00 AM

Yeah I'm damn proud to be a geek/nerd too!

Posted by: Samurai X (from at June 3, 2004 06:31 PM

I think that video games are now mainstream enough where it's not just a niche thing for geeks. Considering all those other niche channels like Speed and OLN, a channel about gaming doesn't sound so abnormal. Not saying that it's better than the original TechTV by any means though.

Posted by: Ken193 (from at June 3, 2004 08:47 PM
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