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AOTS Tuesday, August 11

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Posted August 11, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Film expert Chris Gore talks to Sara Jean Underwood about three new DVD releases coming out this week, including 'I Love You Man,' 'Alien Trespass' and 'Big Man Japan.' Which one to buy, rent or ignore? Only Gore can tell.
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It's time for a Tuesday news feeding from Kristin Adams, who has stories on the summer update for the Xbox 360 dashboard, the new Chevy Volt with its 230MPG rating, and Twitter opera and more.
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Blair Herter transforms into a Klingon to visit the Klingon Blood Feast at the Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas.
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Virtual audience member CD-ROM 1019 (better known as Chris Delucia) shows us around his hometown of Syracuse, NY with his new Flip camera from the AOTS viewer army.
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Take a nice, soothing game break with X-Play's Adam Sessler, who stops by for an early review on Batman: Arkham Asylum.
On set or on location, Attack Of The Show brings you the deets on your favorite things to watch when you're not watching us.
If you can't wait until Friday for District 9, then AOTS is here to save the day. Chris Hardwick presents an exclusive clip from the new Sci-Fi flick from Peter Jackson.
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Chris Hardwick and Sam Abuelsamid from AutoblogGreen.com take a hard look at Chevy's new electric car, Volt, with its impressive 230 MPG rating and what this debut can mean for you as an eco-friendly, hybrid-driving consumer.
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Take your nerdy fandom to the extreme with these Star Wars bookends, the Simpsons movie promotional sofa, Batman's own leather motorcycle suit and the SFX T-1000 motorbike from Terminator.
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Deer Rump Mount, Onion Google Opt Out, Guy Catches Laptop with Butt, World's Best Dancer, The Hammer-X.
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Chris Hardwick and Sara Jean Underwood discover the original strength test footage of the Hammer-X golf club.

This year's Comic-Con was filled to the brim with more celebrities than ever before, faces you could recognize from a thousand yards away. Of course, it was also packed with famous, beloved actors that even most hard-core nerds wouldn't recognize, simply because they've never seen their faces. I'm talking about the people who give life to your favorite cartoons and video game characters, voice actors. Today, we have an interview with one such actor (and film maker) who has lent his voice to such classic game series as Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Red Faction and Saints Row and current cartoon sensations like The Emperor’s New School, Justin Cowden.
 
Justin Cowden Voice ActorWhat inspired you to want to do voice acting?

I always loved cartoons! You name it, I watched it; Hanna Barbara, Rankin and Bass, Looney Toons, Mel Blank was the King! But there was actually a moment when I was about eight years old. I grew up in Culver City and they were filming Matlock on my street. I got to meet Kenny Holiday. And when I found out that he was the voice of RoadBlock on GI.Joe, I went nuts. Not only was he the coolest, this guy was the biggest celebrity to me. I haven't seen him since, and I don't think he knows what he did for me. He inspired me. I wanted to be like him.

How did you get your start?

I kind of fell into voice acting. I had gone into an audition for a radio spot. They asked me if I did Spanish, which I do. After that, they sent me up against a bunch of little kids to play a little Latino boy on a cartoon, knowing that my voice wouldn't change and I was an adult. The producers hired me for Ozzy and Drix on Kids WB. That was where I met all my mentors and heroes: Pat Fraley, Rob Paulson, Jeff Bennett, Phill Lammar, Jim Cummings, Frank Welker, Alanna Ubach,Tasia Valenz, Billy West, and Jess Harnell. And that was only a few!!

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AOTS Friday, July 17

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Posted July 17, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Correspondent Kelly Egarian took one for the team with a special trip to the Los Angeles Convention Center for the annual porn festival, Erotica LA, to check out what's selling in the sex industry.
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Headbutt Windshield, Palm Pre Girl, The Russian Hit Me Baby, Auto-Tune the News #6, Viking Folk Rock.
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Earn a new wrinkle in your brain by learning the effin' science on how the Swiss pulse-jet engine works.
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Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip cover the Canon D10, a weatherproof digital camera that could be perfect for your next camping trip where you scuba-dive into the Artic Ocean.
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X-Play's Adam Sessler stops by to break down 'Battlefield 1943,' the latest game in the historical online shooter game available on Xbox Live and PSN.
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Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn dive into the world of WTF with 'salirophilia,' the strange sexual fetish for the wet, messy, and squishy. Just like pie!
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Comic-Con is just around the corner, so it's only natural that Women of the Web is all about the sexy heroines from the pages of our favorite comics, like Wonder Woman, Psylocke, Emma Frost and more.
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It's all the past times Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn put things in their most used orifices. That's their mouth, you dirty person!

Intern's Corner: Meg's Turn 2.0

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Posted July 17, 2009 - By InternMeg

 

Hey hey hey! It's time again for another Intern's Corner. We skipped last week because things got a little crazy with AOTS's 1000th show, which was awesome! I got to help interview Sarah Lane and watch Kevin Pereira catch a greased pig. (Poor piggy!) So, this week, I'm bringing the Intern's Corner back with a discussion of my top 5 horror games.

Intern's Corner: Meg's Turn 2.0

5. Left 4 Dead - Zombies. A lot of people think know that the zombie apocalypse is inevitable. Most of those people work here, at g4tv.com. We take zombies very seriously and they scare the crap out of us. So, Left 4 Dead left me a little jumpy long after I'd switched it off. Of course, this isn't truly a horror title at heart, but having zombies in your face is scary, even if it's just for the sake of a shooter.

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AOTS Monday, July 13

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Posted July 13, 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.
X-Play's Adam Sessler stops by to break down 'Battlefield 1943,' the latest game in the historical online shooter game available on Xbox Live and PSN.
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This edition of Robot News won't make you feel good (or very smart) with a substitute robot teacher in Japan, a machine that can read and an emo humanoid.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
Correspondent Kelly Egarian took one for the team with a special trip to the Los Angeles Convention Center for the annual porn festival, Erotica LA, to check out what's selling in the sex industry.
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Blair Herter so kindly feeds us today's news with stories about Microsoft's announcement about Office 2010, Ryan Reynolds in the Green Lantern, rumors about the Apple tablet and more.
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Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip cover the Canon D10, a weatherproof digital camera that could be perfect for your next camping trip where you scuba-dive into the Artic Ocean.
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Kevin Pereira talks to Ben Mezrich, author of 'Accidental Billionaires' to get the true story behind Facebook and how the social networking site took the world by storm.
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Headbutt Windshield, Palm Pre Girl, The Russian Hit Me Baby, Auto-Tune the News #6, Viking Folk Rock.

I want to take the intern’s corner in a different direction this week. It’s time we all go back to our childhood and talk about the games we played religiously, but could never seam to beat. There are too many to describe in one blog post, but this list is going to cover the intern’s top five hardest games.

** To ensure variety, if a series of games punched our testes particularly hard we lumped them together.**
 

Intern’s Corner: Games That Make You Say, FML!
5. Devil May Cry Series

Devil May Cry fist came out on the Playstation 2. It introduced one of video game’s most memorable characters Dante. Dante was a foul mouthed, sword swinging, gun toting, magic casting, badass from hell who doesn’t care about anything. The DMC series is known for its notorious puzzles and teeth grinding boss battles.

No game of this series is more responsible for the destruction of gamer minds then Devil May Cry 3. DMC3 is the last game featuring Dante as the protagonist. It was launched on the Playstation 2 in 2005 to a symphonic harmony of nerd rage felt around the world. The primary antagonist for this game was Dante’s twin brother Virgil. He is one of the hardest bosses to defeat in video game history. Any player up to the challenge of DMC3 has to be prepared for the inevitable and self-inflicted blow to the head.

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E3 '09 "The Big Reveal" Promo »


Have you heard? The E3 video game convention kicks off in Los Angeles on Monday. G4 is here to break down our on-air schedule for the week of E3.

Monday

  • 1:00 PM ET - E3 Spotlight: Microsoft Press Conference
  • 4:30 PM ET - E3 Spotlights: EA & Ubisoft Press Conferences

Tuesday

  • 11:00 AM ET - E3 Spotlights: Nintendo & Sony Press Conferences
  • 6:00 PM ET - E3 Live Coverage
  • All Day - Steve Wiebe Donkey Kong World Record Event

Wednesday

  • 6:00 PM ET - E3 Live Coverage

Thursday

  • 7:00 PM ET - E3 Live Coverage

All of that amounts to 22 hours of live coverage on G4 and we've got even more coverage here on the web. Keep your TV tuned to G4 all week and your browser locked to G4tv.com to be sure you don't miss a single thing.

'AOTS' Monday, April 27

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Posted April 27, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Would you like to access your files from anywhere in the world, at any time? Well, the My Book World hard drive can do that for you, and Chris Hardwick is here to let you know what he thinks of it.
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Animoto is an application that will allow you to input pictures and music, and create a custom slideshow from the result. So, you can show your friends and family all of those vacation pictures you've been sitting on.
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Dancing Chihuahua, 'GI Joe' Cartoon, Hamster Car Race, Moms on the Net, Lucy Song.
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Kevin Pereira and Adam Sessler break down the new PlayStation 3 game, 'Fat Princess,' and tell us if it's worth a play.
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Alison Haislip is here to deliver your Monday Feed, and she's got stories about a possible Verizon iPhone, a computer that takes on ?Jeopardy,' GE's massive new disc, and more.
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Weston Scott, our military expert, goes behind the scenes at ?Heroes,' to take a look at the weaponry in the show, and gives a preview of tonight's season finale.
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Our newest superhero, Girlverine, shows the world what a hassle it can be for a lady with adamantium claws to maintain her personal hygene.
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We've found a beautiful easter egg on the internet, in the form of the ESPN website and a gaggle of unicorns.
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With people increasingly getting their news online and from other sources, the newspaper industry has been facing sharp decline for years. Are the print and paper days over? Kevin Pereira talks with Nicholas Carlson of 'Business Insider' to find out.

What would you say if I told you you'd never have to file a tax return again? No money comes out of your paycheck for taxes and if you win a million dollars on a game show, you get a million dollars. What if we could complete dissolve the IRS? You'd probably say yes to all these things unless you work for the IRS or as a Turbo Tax programmer. Today's actual moment in de-evolution is about changing the funky tax system. We've got a few ideas, the Fair Tax, the Flat Tax, and the Wacky Tax. One of them is ours, the best ones are not.
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The best idea: The Fair Tax
Most recently and widely known to be touted by Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee in the 2008 election, the fair tax was first formally proposed in Congress in January of this year and the basic gist is that income tax would not be taken out of your paycheck, the IRS would be dissolved (or to put it more bluntly as they do in the description, ABOLISHED) and the job of collecting tax would fall to the states, who would increase their sales tax percentages to make up for the loss of revenue.
Here's why I love this idea: Everyone buys things. Regardless of your income, your citizenship status, or the number of kids you have, you will be buying goods and services year round. This goes for everyone. If your hamburger is $1 and a 25% sales tax was tacked on, your burger is now $1.25. But you know what else, it's also $1.25 for the illegal alien who just got paid under the table and would have never paid any tax on his income. It's also $1.25 for the drug dealer who lives off his illegal trafficking.
The trouble is, it's also $1.25 for the AIG CEO who makes $23 million a year. It breaks down here because you don't want to charge the bum who just scrounged together 100% of his income to buy a hamburger, while Bernie Madoff isn't paying anything close to a fair percentage of his income for the same burger. But economists and mathematicians a billion times smarter than us can figure out how to make this work and I hope that someday soon it becomes a reality.

Read the proposed House bill here sponsored by John Linder of Georgia

The next best idea: The Flat Tax

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From the Desk of Bad Ideas: Lightning Reaction XTREME"Red to green, get ready to scream." That's the tag line for the most ominous toy ever created, the Lightning Reaction XTREME from Jumpin' Banana. The game, which supports up to four players, is a delicate mix of Jeopardy and torture, with a little Deer Hunter and Alfred Hitchcock thrown in for good measure.

Allow me to break that down for you, in case you've never played (and if you haven't , good for you). When you turn on the game, choosing either the low or high setting, the white circle in the middle begins to glow red and the device plays a disquieting tune that sounds like a cut from the score of Vertigo. When the music stops, the players must depress the red triggers at the top of the handles as quickly as possible. The last person to hit his or her trigger, or any person who hits their trigger prematurely, gets a fierce, painful jolt sent through their bodies.

"Tee, hee," you say. "I bet it's no worse than those cheesy joy buzzers which don't even hurt," you say. Well, friend, although I understand your credulity regarding the pain this device inflicts, let me tell you now that you're wrong. In fact, I've included quotes from AOTS staffers and Feed writers that might help you understand the gravitas of this supposed child's play thing. These aren't kids either, they're grown ass men (and a grown ass woman)!

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