'''''Cinematech''''' was a clip show that launched with the G4 network in 2002. At first, it was a straightforward affair of showing then-recent VideoGames, but eventually branched off into themed shows (SurvivalHorror games during Halloween week, for example).

In 2005, ''Cinematech'' was spun off into ''Cinematech: Nocturnal Emissions'' for [=G4's=] late-night block of programming.

!!''Cinematech'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* [[AmericansHateTingle Americans Hate Soccer]]: A literal, InUniverse example in an episode featuring a soccer game on the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable. The segment featuring the game had very jokey, [[Creator/MontyPython Monty Python]]-esque music and ended with a graphic of a white picket fence with "Paint (Drying)" on it.
* BloodierAndGorier: ''Nocturnal Emissions''
* DarkerAndEdgier: Certain episodes of ''Cinematech'' itself that featured such controversial games as ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria}}'', and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto''. ''Nocturnal Emissions'' took this even farther with even more obscure and potentially disturbing games.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The names of several of the episodes.
* HotterAndSexier: ''Nocturnal Emissions''.
* {{Montage}}: The most general way to show a game on the series. Other times, they would do a montage for a specific genre.
* OhAndXDies: On a 2005 episode where they crossed over with Gamespot, [[Website/GiantBomb Jeff Gerstmann]] ended a summary of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' with this trope:
--> '''Jeff''': And oh yeah, [[ItWasHisSled Aeris dies]].
* PopUpTrivia: Used in a few episodes of ''Cinematech''.
* RefugeInAudacity : ''Nocturnal Emissions''
* SoundEffectBleep: Used in an episode featuring scenes from ''VideoGame/SaintsRow''.
* [[VomitIndiscretionShot Vomit Indiscretion]] {{Montage}}: ''Nocturnal Emissions'' did one with games like ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'', ''Breakdown'', ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'', and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''.