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There's no doubt that Mark Echo's Dexter iPhone game is going to be a triumph in mobile gaming, or at least an interesting milestone in the history of the platform. It's crossover appeal, due to its cable TV origins, is undeniable. Of course, this isn't the only mobile game based on a popular cable television show to make waves. Here's a list of the top five (unfortunately fictional) mobile phone games to proudly carry on the spirit of their television counterparts.

OzOz - In this point and tap adventure title, you play a new arrival to the miserable land of Oz. Your objective; survival. Players are forced to solve unique puzzles, like creating a shank out of easily accessible items, smuggling elicit substances and avoiding gangland style execution at every turn. It's great for people looking for a gameplay experience that lasts, because the minimum play through time is five to ten hours (if you've decided to play through with a character that's been convicted of murder one).

Nip/Tuck - Reminiscent of the Monster Rancher series, players first create their own monster, or as the game calls them "narcissistic Hollywood starlet" and then pit them against their friend's creations in online combat. Whoever is able to scratch and claw their way to the top of the Hollywood heap, wins.

Rescue Me - This is basically a mobile rehash of the arcade game Brave Firefighters, only players save a building on fire by using their digits to aim jets of water instead of mock fire hoses... and there's a lot of swearing and misogyny. A lot.

Deadwood: Blood in the Dust - This game makes the violent western Gun look like Pony Friends for the Ninendo DS. It's an unrelenting first person shooter which includes all of the show's best characters, a surprisingly rich story (for a mobile game) and a lot of bloodshed.

Chappelle's Show - This fan created app completely rips off Pac-Man, with Mr. Chappelle taking the place of that series' titular character and icons representing the FCC, Cable Executives, Religious Protest Groups and the Board of Standards and Practices taking the place of Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde. Unfortunately, due to a glitch in the game's code it resets should a player get fifty million points.

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James L. VenableThe next time you're sitting in a theater watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster or sitting on your couch zoning out to your favorite TV show, try for a second to ignore the good looking actors, the well written dialogue and the expensive sets and zero in on the underlying element which completes the scene, yet so often goes ignored by the conscious mind, the musical score. Today, we're taking a moment to profile one of Hollywood's special songsmiths, master composer for film, television and video games, who has worked on projects such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Scary Movie series, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Powerpuff Girls, Clerks: The Animated Series and Samurai Jack James L. Venable.

What inspired you to become a composer?

I originally started off on piano. My grandmother made me take lessons and I was sort of a reluctant student, but I did kind of enjoy messing around with the piano and just seeing what kind of melodies I could come up with on my own. When I got into high school, I saw the opportunity to get into rock bands and that sort of thing and I decided to switch over to the drum set. That was always kind of a cooler more fun thing, so I thought I could meet more girls that way anyway. So, what I did was (this was all in the 80s when synthesizers were really coming to forefront and electronic drums were kind of a big thing), I decided the best way to get into those was to get a sampler. So, I bought my Ensoniq Mirage, which was the first portable sampler. It had like, I don't know, half a meg of RAM or some ridiculous, low amount of memory, but you could kind of put your drums in there and I hooked up pads to it and I realized it could sample so much more than percussion and drums, so I bought a keyboard for it and that's when I kind of decided, "Well this would be kind of neat if I could use these tools to create my own music and I could drum to it.” Because I'm not really lyrically driven, I started looking into the world of instrumental music and I saw that it has a really great life in film and television. So, what lead me to film and TV music was just sort of messing around with my drums and the technology and doing instrumental music.

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AOTS Monday, August 17

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Posted August 17, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Learn about Gainers, a group of people devoted to eating and feeding all to gain weight for fetishistic reasons.
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The alien flick, District 9, blew audiences away this weekend and Chris Hardwick talks to HitFix.com's Drew McWeeny and USA Today's Scott Bowles on why America fell in love with these little Prawns.
Virtual Ghost
Your personal home computer can be available anywhere you want with Ghost, a free virtual computer that runs on any web browser. So now you really don't have an excuse to come home!
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Take your boring digital camera to the extreme with these fun photograph gadgets, like the Monster Pod tripod, OWLE Bubo for your iPhone camera, shoot in 3D with the Samsung DualView TL225 and more!
Daily Feed with Blair Herter
Blair Herter gives us our Monday feeding with news on District 9's box office hit, Pirate Bay's $675K Mix Tape Tribute, the Southeastern Conference ban on social media and more.
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Find out if you should pick up Best Buy's Insignia Blu-ray player, which not only plays your movies at full 1080P but also converts DVDs to high definition (and lots more!) for only $99.
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Motorcycle Show Off, Highway Superman, Shark Chorus, Giant Tortoise Sex, PETA's Inhumane Treatment Of Women.
Cyborg Mice Arena
Get a glimpse at Cyborg Mice Arena, the Xbox Live Arcade title where you play as a cybernetic killer rodent whose sole mission is to put holes in about a million killer drone robots.
Turtle Sex
Olivia Munn and Chris Hardwick discover the truth behind the kinky tortoise phone sex lines.
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The beautiful Marina from HotForWords.com teaches us the origins of Olivia Munn's favorite word, "pie."

AOTS Thursday, July 23

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Posted July 23, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Blair Butler rounds up the latest news from Comic-Con '09 regarding Image Comics' upcoming creator drawn crossover book, Image United, the launch of the pirate title Blackbeard, a new Magdalena series and a G.I. Joe mini series.
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Olivia Munn and Kevin Pereira check in with Blair Butler and Alison Haislip down in San Diego at Comic-Con 2009 and what you can expect from G4's live coverage, including the latest movie and TV news, a tour of the convention floor and more.
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It's Kevin Pereira' and Olivia Munn's turn to bring you a Thursday feeding of news about Frank Miller's '300' sequel draft, 'Saw' director James Wan on 'Castlevania,' A 'Halo Legends' anime series and more.
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You know it's coming. It's just a matter of time. Kevin Pereira talks to Harvard Medical School Professor Steven C Scholzman about understanding the living dead, their biology and why they like to eat our brains so much.
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Chris Hardwick reviews the MyTouch 3G, the latest Android phone for T-Mobile designed by HTC with a 3.2" touch screen, 3.2 mega pixel camera and smooth, sleek form. Find out if T-Mobile has brought another iPhone competitor to the mobile market.
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Don't get lost in San Diego this weekend because Alison Haislip is here to give you the ins and outs of Comic-Con '09, from the best panels, navigating the geek crowds and more.
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Juggalo Weekend, Jet Ski Ends Picnic, Smut Cave, Horse Soccer, Pruane Got Glasses.
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Kevin Pereira tries to incorporate his various product endorsements into Attack of the Show.
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The minions of Jigsaw are back with this exclusive trailer for Saw VI.

AOTS Wednesday, July 22

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Posted July 22, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Around the Net is an all-purpose tool. It can mend fences, sharpen knives, clean gutters and make your sides split with laughter. We suggest you use it for the latter. After all, videos featuring idiots being knocked out by gun recoil, cat pianists, turtles in heat and a creepy furry can only mend fences but so well.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
Want to tether your iPhone or just send mms? Don't wait for AT&T or new firmware! Jailbreaking your iPhone takes only 5 minutes with these simple instructions so you can use your phone at its utmost potential.
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Blair Butler explains why David Mazzucchelli's graphic novel, Asterios Polyp, is the frontrunner for the Best Graphic Novel of 2009 in this last edition of Fresh Ink before she heads off to Comic-Con.
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Our founders like Ben Franklin may have first harnessed the power of electricity, but sadly, it's our generation that finds the dumbest things to do with it, like playing around with a cattle prod and a taser gun.
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Wrap up your Hump Day with Blair Herter, who brings you a nice dose of news about Sam Raimi directing the World of Warcraft movie, Oakland's new pot tax, Google Wave and more.
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Humor your sick and twisted self with these off-beat comedy blogs, full of embarrassing but adorable animals, tutorials on fighting and more. Totally hilarious.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn reveal the grand winner of the Great American Keyboard Cat Competition.
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Kevin Pereira talks to David Poland, Editor and Writer for Movie City News and The Hot Blog, about what big movie announcements we can expect and what we should check out at this week's San Diego Comic-Con 09.
Attack Of The Show knows what you like, what makes you laugh, and has an exhaustive list of your private information that includes your PIN numbers.
An argument over Around The Net sends Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn into a serious fight worthy of any South Korean Parliament.

AOTS Monday, June 22

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Posted June 22, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Sick of Vista or need a clean install on a new PC? Then download a Release Candidate of Windows 7, which has an improved taskbar, live icon previews of running apps and an integrated search feature. The free download expires in 2010.
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We give you a rundown of the best video editing and filming resources that you can find in the blogosphere.
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Play your cards right in this poker edition of Attack This, with products like the waterproof Drinxx Cards, custom chips, card player tools, and the Pododds app for your iPhone.
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Kevin Pereira recounts his awesome experience waiting in line to buy the Apple iPhone 3GS, all through the miracles of Twitter.
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Alison Haislip visits the Demolition Derby in Irwindale, CA to see who's driving, what they're riding and what's going on with all that mayhem.
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Start the new week off with Blair Herter who's got the latest feeding with news about Steve Job's liver transplant, iPhone 3GS sales, Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland' film and more.
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Kevin Pereira talks to Larry Hyrb (Major Nelson), Director of Programming at Xbox Live, to set the rumors straight about a new console, Project Natal and what's coming up for Microsoft after E3.
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Still not convinced about the new iPhone 3GS? No worries, because Chris Hardwick is here to give a hands-on review of this new generation of Apple's smart phone.
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Elaborate Nutshot, Baman Piderman Make Da Band, Pop and Lock Thunderstorm, Single Ladies Fail, Make Money at Home.
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Kevin and Olivia show you how to get rich and get others to build everlasting, triangular monuments to your prowess and masculinity using a handy, dandy system called a pyramid scheme.

AOTS Thursday, June 18

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Posted June 18, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
Attack of the Show has an exclusive first look at Zombieland, a comedy about two guys fighting for survival during the zombie apocalypse, which comes out this October.
Women of the Web counts down 10 girls with a hot web presence that makes you just keep on clicking for more.
Skinny dip in the Hollywood gene pool with this edition of Women of the Web that's all about the hot, sexy offspring of famous dads, like Bryce Dallas Howard, Kimberly Stewart, Liv Tyler and more.
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The American Ninja Challenge is back! Alison Haislip checks out the new course in Santa Monica to see if she has what it takes to complete the challenge!
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Happy Thursday! Blair Herter brings us our daily feed with news about enabling tethering on your iPhone with the 3.0 firmware, following a NASA rocket on Twitter, Nielsen revealing the true winner of E3 and more.
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Kevin Pereira interviews Steve Lipscomb, CEO of World Poker Tour, to discuss the Department of Justice freezing over $30 million in winnings over a violation claim.
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In an age where your cell phone is quickly becoming your link to the Internet, Chris Hardwick gives us the Novatel MiFi 2200 Mobile Hotspot hub that can create a Wi-Fi network anywhere you want.
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You look a little stressed, all the more reason to watch today's stimulating, yet soothing Around the Net, which has videos featuring a pig slop mishap, overly friendly dinosaurs, MMA fighters who love to show off and a chef who knows his way around a chicken.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
Olivia Munn gets a visit from an old friend, Drunk Iron Man to announce exciting news about her new movie role in Iron Man 2 and appearing in Entertainment Weekly's annual "Must List" issue.
Attack Of The Show knows what you like, what makes you laugh, and has an exhaustive list of your private information that includes your PIN numbers.
Chefs Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn show their personal methods of wining, dining and relaxing your chicken for pre-boning.

G4 Specials presents a look at the life and legacy of Steve Jobs, the man who is responsible for the global phenomenon that is Apple. From the Lisa to the Macintosh to the iPod to the iPhone, the world runs on the products and with the ethic that Jobs has developed, starting with a creation in his garage in the 70's.

Please enjoy the special in this bite-sized edition of the show, and help us celebrate Jobs's creations.

 

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AOTS Tuesday, May 12

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Posted May 12, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Today, we're taking a second look at the Wireless iPod Dock from EOS. Will it do better in our re-review? You'll hear all about it in today's Gadget Pr0n.
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In the future, people will need things that convince them that they are, indeed, evolving. Things like a coffee mug that's designed to work in zero gravity, a handheld device that translates sign language into speech and a flying cargo robot.
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Chris Gore is here to give us his weekly look at the upcoming DVDs on the market, including 'Underworld: Rise of the Lycans' and the sequel to 'Donnie Darko,' called 'S Darko.'
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In our new segment about the wilder side of automobiles, Rides, Whips, and Hoons, we take a look at a car that runs on veggies and chocolate, the launch of the new electric Aptera, and a $1.75 million Aston Martin.
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A quick look at the downloadable game from PopCap that pits zombie-killing plants versus their natural enemy, the zombie. It's eco-friendly and undead all at once.
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On this Tuesday Feed, Alison tells you about an online scam posing as a Facebook game, talks about the possibility of a Zune phone, and more.
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Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn get some business cards made of meat, for those carnivores who really want to make an impact on potential business.
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Frog Orgy, Monkeys vs. Girl, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, Mentos Trek, Ice Fox Costume.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
Big C goes to Willow Springs Raceway to drive the Subaru Impreza WRX with X-Games Rally Medalist Ken Block.
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Go Hack Yourself and learn how to keep in shape with D3O protection, the Panasonic EW FA 70 scale, and the Lunocet Swim Fin swim aid.
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A disgruntled Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn drive around the island from 'Lost' doing their clandestine activities as employees of The Dharma Project.
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Tired of doing work for The Dharma Project, Kevin and Olivia entertain themselves by recounting the best works of actor, Nestor Carbonell, who played the role of the mayor in 'The Dark Knight.'

AOTS Wednesday, April 15

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Posted April 15, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Anna David and Olivia Munn are back with their candid sex advice to help out a guy who wants to be more interesting on the phone, and another who likes to dress up in skirts and it's bugging his lady. What to do?!?
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We sent Kevin to Australia to do some hands-on research with the locals about the marijuana culture, but while he was there he also did some Aussie myth busting with a smokin' hot host.
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Smashing your face and/or nuts on camera is just like riding a bike, you never forget how to do it, especially if you're de-evolving as fast as today's subjects for Great Moments who do both at the same time.
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The new Verizon Hub is revolutionizing the way people use their land lines at home with a fancy 7 inch touchscreen, VOIP connectivity, downloads widgets, and even syncs with Outlook, but do people really need all this on a land line? Hardwick's got the an
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Tons of people are making a living developing iPhone apps and in today's Hack Yourself, we give you a couple tips for heading down that golden road yourself.
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Baby T-Pain, He's So Terrible, Mario Kart Death Race, Teabagging MSNBC Report, We Didn't Start the Flamewar.
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Alison has got your tax day feed and it's a doozy from news about AT&T's new iPhone contract, to an HD Zune, and the next wave of advanced banking fraud tactics.
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