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Back when the video game channel G4 TV launched on cable in 2002, Twitch was nine years away from existing and the concept of creating programming exclusively for gamers, by gamers was basically unheard of.

At the time, the channel captured an audience with popular shows like "Attack of the Show!" and "X-Play," a game review show with comedy skits, but it didn't last.

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The union that represents behind-the-scenes workers in Hollywood narrowly ratified a new three-year deal with major studio owners on Monday, even though it lost by popular vote. The deal comes just a month after talks nearly erupted into the biggest strike the industry has seen since World War II.

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It's only 11am, but Brian Volk-Weiss is on his 7th or 8th meeting of the day when we finally get a chance to talk. No surprise there—who has time for sleep when you've got over over a dozen different projects in post-production alone?

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