G4 has had its fair share of struggles over the years. The biggest problem was likely a severe lack of understanding what the core demographic actually wanted to watch, but that’s just the face of it, such as the channel’s leading stars leaving in droves and the constant restructuring that never seemed to do any good.
None of that matters now, though, as one of the only “tech” stations in the world is undergoing a seemingly metrosexual lobotomy next year. In a hilariously brash move, the channel’s owners claim to want programming to be more like “GQ,” which I’ll leave you to decide what an appropriate acronym would be.
The entire station, from the name to individual facets, is reportedly getting a massive facelift, with the focus being directed more towards the “modern male,” which is likely related to the whole GQ thing, but still really confusing. While it’s not likely that all the technological babble and video-game-centric programming will disappear completely, it’s not unreasonable to think the perspective will be changing. Perhaps more Angry Birds and less Call of Duty? It’s hard to decide what’s worse.
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