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Old October 26 2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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G4 cancels both X-Play and Attack of the Show

X-Play and Attack of the Show will wrap of production at the end of this year, leaving G4 with... Cops reruns, Ninja Warrior and movies edited for TV. The network will be revamped and rebranded next year, moving "into a more upscale, sophisticated guy TV space." Basically, another Spike TV?

You think Kevin Pereira and Adam Sessler knew something was up?
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Old October 26 2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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Re: G4 cancels both X-Play and Attack of the Show

Given that they cut back both of those shows in 2009, the writing's been on the wall for a while now. Ratings are down for the network as a whole. They have to rebrand the channel in order to save it, since right now it is simply dying.
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Old October 26 2012, 09:30 PM   #3
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G4 itself needed to be cancelled. Heck same could be said of most of cable.
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Old October 26 2012, 09:43 PM   #4
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Re: G4 cancels both X-Play and Attack of the Show

Man I just got satellite and fell in love with G4 and AotS. This is a bunch of crap.
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Old October 26 2012, 10:18 PM   #5
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Re: G4 cancels both X-Play and Attack of the Show

http://www.vgcats.com/comics/ this
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Old October 27 2012, 12:18 AM   #6
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Re: G4 cancels both X-Play and Attack of the Show

Haha geez. Those are the two best things the channel has to offer, not that it's much, but still, without it, the channel doesn't have much left. Yeah, I think I heard Comcast was going to cancel the channel and rebrand it.


I've never been impressed with AOTS. It's always been immature and obnoxious, and they'd always talk down to the viewers. I miss The Screensavers.

X-Play is good, but when Adam Sessler left, the show was doomed. Now it seems like Morgan Webb is the only original TechTV person left there.
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Old October 27 2012, 12:45 AM   #7
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Re: G4 cancels both X-Play and Attack of the Show

The advancement of Internet TV and sites probably doomed G4 because when those shows began you mainly had more 'static' web sites covering those issues. Now anyone and everyone can throw crazy ---- onto the web.
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Old October 27 2012, 01:13 AM   #8
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Re: G4 cancels both X-Play and Attack of the Show

I really can't say that I'm surprised after hearing of the plan to revamp the network into "a more sophisticated" version of SPIKE TV. I was wondering how they were going to do that while keeping X-Play and Attack of the Show--now I have my answer.

IMO, I thought it was odd that AOTS didn't get a permanent co-host after Kevin left.
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Old October 27 2012, 02:52 AM   #9
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Re: G4 cancels both X-Play and Attack of the Show

I don't really care for either show, I guess I'm out of the age range demo...but as someone else noted aren't those basically their only two original shows?

Flush this channel.
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Old October 27 2012, 04:10 AM   #10
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Re: G4 cancels both X-Play and Attack of the Show

The only bad thing is no more Candace Bailey. Other than that, they should've put G4 out of its misery long ago.
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Old October 27 2012, 04:41 AM   #11
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Re: G4 cancels both X-Play and Attack of the Show

I've been watching AoTS and XPlay for years and I'm disappointed to seem them go, though given the so called 'rebranding' that's going to happen, it's not all that surprising. G4 has been steadily moving away from tech/gaming/geek/nerd coverage for a long time and this is just the finally nail in the coffin, which is really a shame. There is/was a lot of talent there, Pereira and Sessler chief among them, and I'm at least interested to see what will happen to the people that still work there...if they'll lose their jobs like back when G4 took over TechTV, or if they'll be kept on to help work in whatever new shows are created....if any are even developed.

Either way, it doesn't instill me with a great deal of anticipation or faith in what they might have in store, given that they're canceling the only two shows I ever watch on G4.
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Old October 27 2012, 04:58 AM   #12
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Re: G4 cancels both X-Play and Attack of the Show

Rather inevitable at this point. I quit watching since I could never figure out when new X-Play episodes were on and the DVR didn't seem capable of figuring it out (despite Comcast owning G4). Sessler was annoying sometimes but he was like the face of X-Play and G4 in all its present and past incarnations for so long that once he was gone it just seemed time to fold it in. (God, I can remember when Kate Botello joined the show and according to the web that was 12 years ago, man....)

Something I realized thinking about this is not only does internet help kill TV but having hundreds of channels and an on-screen guide I don't really "surf" TV looking for shows either. Once something falls off my radar I don't even see the channel anymore even in passing.
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Old October 27 2012, 05:42 AM   #13
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Re: G4 cancels both X-Play and Attack of the Show

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There is/was a lot of talent there, Pereira and Sessler chief among them

You know what's ironic? After Adam was let go, he went to work for Spike. Saw him on the channel during the E3 coverage, and it took me by surprise. Also found their coverage of the event to be more mature.
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Old October 28 2012, 12:07 AM   #14
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Re: G4 cancels both X-Play and Attack of the Show

Somewhere, deep inside, a little voice is shouting, "Yay!" That voice, silent these past 7 1/2-8 years, feels some vindication for what happened to TechTV after Comcast took over.

The other 99% of me stopped caring long, long ago.

While never an avid watcher, I did try to tune into The Screen Savers when I could (seeing as how I didn't get a DVR until the summer of '05, at the time, it was either watch live or tape to VHS). I even remember spending some boring week-ends watching the other shows including Fresh Gear, Call for Help, and X-Play. I also quite enjoyed the short-lived Unscrewed with Martin Sargent.
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Old October 28 2012, 02:57 AM   #15
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Re: G4 cancels both X-Play and Attack of the Show

I didn't even know that G4 was still around.
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