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** In the review of ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}}'', which got a 2 out of 5, it was branded as a ''Guitar Hero'' ripoff. However, the game was released years, in fact almost a decade, ''before'' the release of ''Guitar Hero'' in 1997. 2006 was the first time the game was released in North America. This was often regarded as the most annoying example of inaccuracy on this show.

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** In the review of ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}}'', which got a 2 out of 5, it was branded as a ''Guitar Hero'' ripoff. However, the game was released years, in fact almost a decade, ''before'' the 2005 release of ''Guitar Hero'' Hero'', in 1997. 2006 was the first time the game was released in North America. This was often regarded as the most annoying example of inaccuracy on this show.


** In the review of ''Beatmania'', which got a 2 out of 5, it was branded as a ''Guitar Hero'' ripoff. However, the game was released years ''before'' the release of ''Guitar Hero'' in 1997. 2006 was the first time the game was released in North America. This was often regarded as the most annoying example of inaccuracy on this show.

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** In the review of ''Beatmania'', ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}}'', which got a 2 out of 5, it was branded as a ''Guitar Hero'' ripoff. However, the game was released years years, in fact almost a decade, ''before'' the release of ''Guitar Hero'' in 1997. 2006 was the first time the game was released in North America. This was often regarded as the most annoying example of inaccuracy on this show.

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** In their review of ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesSmashUp,'' they criticized the cutscenes for being unfinished when they were supposed to be a nod to the original black and white comics.


* EarWorm: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtQEArALvWA X-Play All the way Monday through Friday please don't ever go away 'cause I need my X-Play!]]
** The Musical episode is full of them:
-->"X-Play! They review the games the best way! I watch them on the TV every daaaaayyy...!"


** Or [[VideoGame/SplinterCell Special Agent Bob and Secret Agent Steve.

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** Or [[VideoGame/SplinterCell VideoGame/SplinterCell: Special Agent Bob and Secret Agent Steve.


** Just imagine the state of Adam's inbox after he did the segment entitled: "Your Childhood Sucks: VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII." The primary reason it was scorned by viewers was because they chose ludicrous and superficial reason to trash the game, like the graphics and music (despite being made in '''1997'''), the random battles (even though it's a JRPG, and if they hate the frequent encounters, they could get Materia to reduce it), and the translation (while a fair judgment, is not the game itself's fault). Then Adam went full FanHater by threatening to assault anybody that said they cried when [[spoiler: Aerith died]]. A lot of it boiled down to ItsPopularSoItSucks and it's clear they just wanted to piss off ''Final Fantasy'' fans. There's probably a reason they haven't done another segment like that since...

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** Just imagine the state of Adam's inbox after he did the segment entitled: "Your Childhood Sucks: VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII." The primary reason it was scorned by viewers was because they chose ludicrous and superficial reason to trash the game, like the graphics and music (despite being made in '''1997'''), the random battles (even though it's a JRPG, and if they hate the frequent encounters, they could get Materia to reduce it), and the translation (while a fair judgment, is not the game itself's fault). Then Adam went full FanHater by threatening to assault anybody that said they cried when [[spoiler: Aerith died]]. A lot of it boiled down to ItsPopularSoItSucks ItsPopularNowItSucks and it's clear they just wanted to piss off ''Final Fantasy'' fans. There's probably a reason they haven't done another segment like that since...


** Or [[VideoGame/SplinterCell Special Agent Bob and Secret Agent Steve]]?
* FanDisservice: In 2008, Morgan appeared on ''The Tyra Banks Show'' to discuss male gamers and their habits. Many fans who once had tons of respect for her, were outraged to see her disgrace herself, by insulting, degrading, embarrassing, and really hurting and confusing the legions of male gamers that looked up to her, and she was supposed to look up to back. Though others argue that this segment (including Tyra's show) was staged, being that it is not physically possible for any gamer to own "every game console ever made". You can see it, and judge for yourself, right [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdIZuu6IaQo here]].

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** Or [[VideoGame/SplinterCell Special Agent Bob and Secret Agent Steve]]?
* FanDisservice: In 2008, Morgan appeared on ''The Tyra Banks Show'' to discuss male gamers and their habits. Many fans who once had tons of respect for her, were outraged to see her disgrace herself, by insulting, degrading, embarrassing, and really hurting and confusing the legions of male gamers that looked up to her, and she was supposed to look up to back. Though others argue that this segment (including Tyra's show) was staged, being that it is not physically possible for any gamer to own "every game console ever made". You can see it, and judge for yourself, right [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdIZuu6IaQo here]].
Steve.


* FandomRivalry: With ''Judgement Day/Reviews on the Run,'' another review show that ran on G4. Both sides would argue which show is funnier or has a better review format and they can be pretty heated.

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* FandomRivalry: With ''Judgement Day/Reviews on the Run,'' ''Series/JudgementDay'', another review show that ran on G4. Both sides would argue which show is funnier or has a better review format and they can be pretty heated.


* HarsherInHindsight: The show did April Fools' episodes that involved format changes, and other things that fans in general would fear, like the time Adam and Morgan did the show from the ''Tech Live'' newsdesk, or the time Adam "left" to host a show called ''Meet the Sess'', and Morgan tried to go through a few replacements. In 2008, the show ''did'' eventually change formats, much to the fandom's dismay, and Adam would abruptly leave in 2012.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The show did April Fools' episodes that involved format changes, and other things that fans in general would fear, like the time Adam and Morgan did the show from the ''Tech Live'' newsdesk, or the time Adam "left" to host a show called ''Meet the Sess'', and Morgan tried to go through a few replacements. In 2008, the show ''did'' eventually change formats, much to the fandom's dismay, and Adam would abruptly leave in 2012.2012, and the show would die shortly afterward.


** The rot became more evident once G4 [[NetworkDecay got rid of almost all of its original video game and tech based programing]] save for ''X-Play'' and ''Attack of the Show!''. Stuff like ''Cheat!'', which was originally its own show, became a segment on ''X-Play'' and the show itself became less focused on reviews and comedy and more on sneak peeks, interviews, E3 buzz, and various other things. It all felt like everything video gaming was cramped into this one show, making it feel cluttered. The rot went even further once Adam was fired, practically signaling the show's imminent demise.

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** The rot became more evident once G4 [[NetworkDecay got rid of almost all of its original video game and tech based programing]] save for ''X-Play'' and ''Attack of the Show!''. Stuff like ''Cheat!'', which was originally its own show, became a segment on ''X-Play'' and the show itself became less focused on reviews and comedy and more on sneak peeks, interviews, E3 buzz, and various other things. It all felt like everything video gaming was cramped into this one show, making it feel cluttered. The rot went even further once Once Adam was fired, it completed the rot and practically signaling signaled the show's imminent demise.


** The show apparently caught backlash for its ''[[VideoGame/{{Killzone}} Killzone 2]]'' review; when their score was 5... [[FanDumb out of 5.]]

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** The show apparently caught backlash for its ''[[VideoGame/{{Killzone}} Killzone 2]]'' review; when their score was 5... [[FanDumb out of 5.]]


** The show apparently caught backlash for its ''[[VideoGame/{{Killzone}} Killzone 2]]'' review; when their score was 5. Out of 5.

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** The show apparently caught backlash for its ''[[VideoGame/{{Killzone}} Killzone 2]]'' review; when their score was 5. Out 5... [[FanDumb out of 5.]]


** In particular, the 2/5 they gave the otherwise universally well-received ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII: VideoGame/CrisisCore''. Adam and Morgan admitted they had it in for ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' in general. And then, in a CrowningMomentOfFunny, they [[http://e3.g4tv.com/videos/21036/Crisis-Core-Final-Fantasy-VII-Re-Review/ "re-reviewed" it.]]

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** In particular, the 2/5 they gave the otherwise universally well-received ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII: VideoGame/CrisisCore''. Adam and Morgan admitted they had it in for ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' in general. And then, in a CrowningMomentOfFunny, rather dickish attitude, they [[http://e3.g4tv.com/videos/21036/Crisis-Core-Final-Fantasy-VII-Re-Review/ "re-reviewed" it.]]


* BiasSteamroller: see the AwardSnub entry


* ArchiveBinge / ArchivePanic: Averted. Back in the early days of video podcasts, ''X-Play'''s Daily Video Podcast chronicled nearly every review and comedy sketch - even those made under the ''X-Play'' version of the show but predating the podcast's inception. After a few years, the back episodes were relegated to their own archives by year, still free to download, but then for whatever reason - maybe bandwidth costs, ExecutiveMeddling related to the retools, or iTunes not wanting to host thousands of videos of a single show - then videos were removed, and now you can't find many videos from more than a year ago anywhere. Many reviews were also available on Website/YouTube in both legal and not-so-legal forms, but the latter were {{DMCA}}'ed in the lead-up to the launch of {{Creator/Hulu}}, which features G4 content. [[NoExportForYou Only in America, of course]].

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* ArchiveBinge / ArchivePanic: Averted. Back in the early days of video podcasts, ''X-Play'''s Daily Video Podcast chronicled nearly every review and comedy sketch - even those made under the ''X-Play'' version of the show but predating the podcast's inception. After a few years, the back episodes were relegated to their own archives by year, still free to download, but then for whatever reason - maybe bandwidth costs, ExecutiveMeddling related to the retools, or iTunes not wanting to host thousands of videos of a single show - then videos were removed, and now you can't find many videos from more than a year ago anywhere. Many reviews were also available on Website/YouTube in both legal and not-so-legal forms, but the latter were {{DMCA}}'ed UsefulNotes/{{DMCA}}'ed in the lead-up to the launch of {{Creator/Hulu}}, which features G4 content. [[NoExportForYou Only in America, of course]].

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