Once upon a time there was a little television show called Icons that aired on cable's G4. This thirty minute program explored the history of some of gaming's most popular developers, characters, hardware, and franchises. Then the show was smothered and canceled just as last generation's console libraries were becoming interesting. The reruns were renamed Game Makers and appeared sporadically to help fill stray holes in the G4 schedule. Then, by some miracle, the reruns returned in large blocks on certain seemingly random mornings. Coming up this Saturday, January 19, G4 will run another block of Game Makers from 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. ET. If you've ever wanted to see a crash course in the history of Dead or Alive, Donkey Kong, Tetris, the Apple II, the Sega Dreamcast, Super Mario, and a bunch of other topics while killing an otherwise unremarkable Saturday, well, here's your chance. The stories revealed in Game Makers have this nasty habit of running out of steam around 2003, but the series is still the best Biography-like game history program that I know.