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G4 TV teases 2021 return with surprise Comic-Con at Home trailer

Published: 24/Jul/2020 19:02 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 12:43

by Michael Gwilliam

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G4 teased their shocking return to television with a trailer that debuted during Comic-Con at Home.

The surprise trailer begins with a shot of an old, abandoned building as the camera eventually pans to a Pong game being played on a television. Eventually, an “incoming transmission” interrupts the game and leads to the classic G4 logo.

From there, “2021” emerges on the screen, followed by the words “we never stopped playing.”

It’s unclear what exactly this return will entail, but thus far, Twitter accounts for older G4 shows have been tweeting the trailer and have updated their bios to read “we never stopped playing.”

Additionally, the G4TV website redirects to some fake code, along with a virtual pong game. After scoring four points to defeat a snarky computer, users can enter their email addresses to receive updates.

G4 was a game-focused TV network that originally launched in 2002 and ceased operations in 2014. Its range of programming included the ever-popular review show X-Play and daily program Attack of the Show, which starred Olivia Munn, Geoff Keighley and Kevin Pereira.

Pereira himself teased the trailer before it was officially shown. “Something is about to happen,” he wrote. “I know a lot of things happen, all the time, but this particular something is pretty interesting.”

“Well, it’s specifically interesting. I’m VERY interested. You may be as well,” he added.

Former X-Play host Adam Sessler seemed shocked by the news, writing that he “didn’t expect” to see the show’s Twitter account active again.

Meanwhile, his former co-host Morgan Webb simply remarked she was “impressed someone remembered the password to [G4’s] Twitter.”

It will be interesting to see what the future holds for G4 and its content. There was no official news as to if this would be a relaunch of the channel completely, as an on-demand service, free web show or anything else for that matter. However, insider Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau claims the new G4 will be focused on the web and not TV.

Nonetheless, expect to hear more news soon as whatever G4 has planned seems like it will take shape by next year.

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Spider-Verse producer wants Spider-Man: Miles Morales glitches in sequel

Published: 28/Nov/2020 19:29

by Theo Salaun

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The transformational glitches in Spider-Man: Miles Morales are pretty hilarious. So hilarious, in fact, that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s producer, screenplay and story writer, Phil Lord, wants to use them in the hit movie’s sequel.

Lord and his filmmaking duo, Christopher Miller, are no strangers to animation or comedy. With titles like Spider-Verse, Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street under their shared filmmaking belt, it’s no wonder that the two are unafraid of getting a little weird with the animated Spider-Man flick’s sequel.

And if you want inspiration for red and blue weirdness, look no further than the Miles Morales game. Playable on PS4 and PS5, the title has apparently been a massive success, with 97 percent of Google users enjoying it. While people are typically annoyed with launch day bugs, the issues with this one are just too funny to chastise. 

With weird, viral videos of players transforming into various inanimate objects, it was actually a transformation of a patio heater that caught Lord’s eye. Now, it appears that “Heater Parker” could become a reality in Spider-Verse 2.

Since the original Spider-Verse movie was chock-full of absurdities and goofy odes to different genres or pop-culture references, invoking a video game’s glitch should be no problem. And, as far as content goes, few things evoke comedic surrealism as much as a patio heater using a web to swing from building to building in New York City.

For Lord, at least, the randomized development mistake appears too funny to ignore as film inspiration: “We’re putting this in Spider-Verse 2 if we have any self-respect at all.”

Hopefully, he and Miller have as much self-respect as the title’s developers, Insomniac Games, have humility. In response to Lord’s tweet, which has since gone viral, the game’s makers couldn’t help but acknowledge their imperfections with a pun.

While we were under the impression that patio heaters were meant to heat patios, not hearts, the Insomniac reflection remains accurate: this silly, inanimate object glitch is “equally as embarrassing as it is heartwarming.”

But, above all else, they’re just funny. It could legitimately be one of gaming and cinema’s greatest, most randomly inspired crossovers if Spider-Verse 2 involves an alternate dimensional Heater Parker.