G4TechTV at a new low

I never cared for TechTV. The Screensavers were the closest to geekdom that it got and while Leo Laporte sometimes incorrectly stated some issues and Kevin Rose looked like one of the punks from high school, they actually had a vast array of knowledge that definitely hit home for non-digerati.
Lately, I figured that I would try it again. So I turned on Filter. They plug devices that ThinkGeek has had for almost six months. The previous show was a game review show that paled compared to X-Play. They were plugging Getaway: Black Monday as a good game when the graphics were terrible and other review sites have given thumbs down for that game. Amusing. Perhaps paid off reviews?
I’m not saying that TechTV did not have some Microsoft plugging before the switch. For similar games, XBOX would almost always rate higher than PS2. Same game, different console.
But this is outrageous. Half of the people that I know who used to watch the old TechTV now have switched to other things. I’m sure the ratings on TechTV have dropped. The producers need to get a clue and get rid of the VH1/MTV style look and go back to what worked.
Geeky might be in, but obviously interviewing geeks isn’t the same as being geek.

  • i posted about this pretty recently, and most people have left g4techtv because they have realized that all the shows are rigged
    i want kevin rose and sarah lane to leave, and show the network what low its sunk to, but at the same time, neither of them should leave, cause they will go into “not seen” mode like chris pirillo, leo laporte, and countless other former techtv staffers
    http://home.triad.rr.com/weinerville/blog/2005_01_01_adamwenner_archive.html#110464381811079939
    –adam

  • i posted about this pretty recently, and most people have left g4techtv because they have realized that all the shows are rigged
    i want kevin rose and sarah lane to leave, and show the network what low its sunk to, but at the same time, neither of them should leave, cause they will go into “not seen” mode like chris pirillo, leo laporte, and countless other former techtv staffers
    http://home.triad.rr.com/weinerville/blog/2005_01_01_adamwenner_archive.html#110464381811079939
    –adam

  • darkmoon

    I was watching some today. If it wasn’t for X-Play, I would have turned it off. The couple of shows before it (I think it’s called “54”) was pure crap. They have hostesses that look like they have never touched a game controller in their life. I could almost bet that they wouldn’t know the difference between a Gameboy SP and a Gameboy Advance if it bit them in the butt. Thank goodness for Morgan Webb. At least she knows what she’s talking about. *sigh* Let the geeks back on. At least I can at least choke down their Windows driven babble.

  • darkmoon

    I was watching some today. If it wasn’t for X-Play, I would have turned it off. The couple of shows before it (I think it’s called “54”) was pure crap. They have hostesses that look like they have never touched a game controller in their life. I could almost bet that they wouldn’t know the difference between a Gameboy SP and a Gameboy Advance if it bit them in the butt. Thank goodness for Morgan Webb. At least she knows what she’s talking about. *sigh* Let the geeks back on. At least I can at least choke down their Windows driven babble.