Editor's Note: Our thoughts are with everyone at G4 who's being laid off. Here's hoping they can continue to do what they love elsewhere.
Over the past year (actually, a lot longer than that), G4 has been slowly dying. There were the endless marathons of Cops and Cheaters that many people got sick and tired of, with the only good gaming/tech-related shows left being Attack of the Show and X-Play.
But.....many key people at G4 have since left, including Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn, and Adam Sessler. They were the ones keeping the ship afloat. But now, that ship has officially sunk, because AOTS and X-Play will be canceled in December. This tells me that NBC no longer wants a tech/gaming channel (or show) on its network.
For instance, I recently watched the iPod Touch 5 review on AOTS on G4TV.com. I'm used to seeing Kevin and 1 other person. Then I forgot that they left, and they were replaced with two random people. I was like "WTF G4?!?!?"
Anyway, here's the official word from G4TV.com:
G4 was dead to me (and therefore I stopped watching it) ever since they started the endless marathons of Cops and Cheaters every single day of my life. The only time I ever tuned back in was for their E3 coverage, but I think even that will end as well.
So what are your thoughts g1s? Did you like G4 when it was actually good? If so, why? And if not, when/why did you stop liking/watching it? I want to hear from you in the comments section below!
UPDATE: Joystiq reports The Feed staff (who brings us news via the network) will be laid off with their last week taking place before Thanksgiving. I'm not sure of how many jobs we're talking about here, but so far 5 editors have been booted and some may stick around after Thanksgiving. So I guess the website will be going away as we know it, huh?