G4 Canada Officially Shuts Down September 1st, 2017
G4 Shuts Down
(Last Updated On: July 5, 2017)

G4 Canada, the Canadian spinoff of G4TV, will officially stop broadcasting on September 1st, 2017, according to a community report over on the Shaw Broadcasting website.

The news was further corroborated by the Rogers Cable support account on Twitter, which confirmed the news to a drive-by tweet asking about the channel no longer being broadcast.

There’s an extremely detailed post-mortem on G4 over on the iMissBionix blog, which goes through a large portion of the history of the Canadian arm, along with its ties to the American version of G4.

G4 in the U.S., originally shuttered its doors three years ago when #GamerGate was still a thing, closing up shop on December 31st, 2014. This actually happened short on the heels of Revision3 games, oftentimes shortened to Rev3, having shut its doors just a month earlier on November 7th, 2014. Adam Sessler departed to start up a consulting firm, while the rest of the staff scattered about to other avenues.

The video game journalism ring hasn’t been all that stable these days. A lot of outlets have had to reconfigure how they produce content, as well as trim the fat in areas where excess expenses need to be excised.

Just recently Rolling Stone’s San Francisco outfit for Glixel had its doors shut, with the entire San Francisco team laid off.

The iMissBionix blog does note that the G4 website in Canada still seems to roll out news every once in a while, if only with sporadic dedication. The site was last updated on July 4th, 2017 according to the RSS feed, but before that the last update came on June 12th, an entire month before.

With the television broadcast being shutdown it’s tough to tell how long the website will stay in service.


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  • All they had was 10 year old repeats of “Lab with Leo” and “Man Hunter” – not much of a loss actually!

  • Disqusted

    I remember when people wouldn’t shut the hell up about G4 like it was some kind of pinnacle or core of gaming, and I couldn’t help but think “I miss when gaming wasn’t all this mainstream bullshit”.

  • Disqusted

    I remember when people wouldn’t shut the hell up about G4 like it was some kind of pinnacle or core of gaming, and I couldn’t help but think “I miss when gaming wasn’t all this mainstream bullshit”.

  • Grey

    Oh no. How will gaming journalism endure without the pillar of G4 that was based out of global capital of free expression that is Canada? If only gaming news outlets were more incestuous and the journalists involved likely to just move on to other sites. But no, that is a pipe dream. We shall forever lose these powerful voices into the dark night.

  • Pratim Gupta

    Was that zombie still alive????

  • Sebas

    I had no idea G4 existed in Canada, did they also show 10 hours of Cops every day?

  • Haven’t checked out the links yet, but are the G4 your typical SJW propaganda pushing parasites?

    • Not really… well, not from what I remember. I haven’t checked out their content in ages, so maybe they are SJWs. I don’t really know. *shrugs*

    • Disqusted

      I think the crazy Gamespot feminist who hated Onechanbara R on Wii went on G4 to further trash the game after writing a hitpiece “review” that whined forever about the protagonist having a bikini as part of her outfit, without really talking about the actual gameplay.

      That was a long time ago, though. Pretty sure it was G4. No idea if that’s the norm for them though.

    • Disqusted

      I think the crazy Gamespot feminist who hated Onechanbara R on Wii went on G4 to further trash the game after writing a hitpiece “review” that whined forever about the protagonist having a bikini as part of her outfit, without really talking about the actual gameplay.

      That was a long time ago, though. Pretty sure it was G4. No idea if that’s the norm for them though.

  • Hawk Hopper

    G4 was still living in some sort of vegetative state?