G4 ending X-Play and Attack of the Show

G4 is ending production on its two cornerstone gaming programs, X-Play and Attack of the Show. TV Guide reports the shows will both wrap up by the end of this year in advance of a planned revamp for the channel.

"Attack of the Show and X-Play have been important for G4, and we want to acknowledge the creative people who have helped inspire and showcase the phenomenon of gamer culture," G4 Media general manager Adam Stotsky said.

Both programs will close out with several programs guest starring former hosts and popular segments from their more than 3,000 episodes combined (X-Play began in its current form in 2003 on TechTV and Attack of the Show first aired in 2005). Original host Adam Sessler left X-Play and the network in April, though the program has continued with longtime co-host Morgan Webb in his absence.

Some sources have speculated that G4 plans to transition to an "upscale, sophisticated guy" demographic, potentially partnering with men's magazines like Esquire or GQ.




  • IamTheBalance - October 27, 2012 12:24 p.m.

    Not too much longer before other broadcasters drop G4 like Directv did
  • avery78 - October 27, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    I'll never watch this channel again once these shows are gone
  • brickman409 - October 27, 2012 11:23 a.m.

    I'm glad direcTV dropped this channel along time ago
  • n00b - October 27, 2012 7:10 a.m.

    so g4 is going after the exact opposite audience. smart
  • n'wah - October 26, 2012 10:59 p.m.

    total bummer dude. toooootal bummer
  • I'maCanadian! - October 26, 2012 7 p.m.

    I don't remember Attack of the Show being especially game focused. X-Play was 5 minutes of worthwhile show surrounded by 20 minutes of sketches and weak humour. Fortunately, we Canadians still have Victor Lucas. Reviews on the Run and EP Daily are both excellent!
  • ertywerty - October 27, 2012 11:47 p.m.

    Ya ROTR and EP Daily are awesome
  • ertywerty - October 26, 2012 6:50 p.m.

    I'm sad to hear about this after watching G4 for years however I knew it was only a matter of time after Kevin periera and Adam sessler left G4 they would be cancelled.
  • Japanaman - October 26, 2012 6:41 p.m.

    G4 is now What 4?
  • Viron - October 26, 2012 5:04 p.m.

    Eh, I stopped caring when my TV service stopped showing G4, too bad that didn't happen before it declined into garbage.
  • Child Of Death - October 26, 2012 3:30 p.m.

    What happened to you G4? You used to be the video game channel. Now you join the ranks of the 1000s of shitty ass tv channels that plague us.
  • Darth Olds - October 26, 2012 2:11 p.m.

    "Some sources have speculated that G4 plans to transition to an "upscale, sophisticated guy" demographic, potentially partnering with men's magazines like Esquire or GQ." Speculation or not I have to laugh at that statement as neither magazine has been upscale or sophisticated for years. Both are worse than any "woman's" magazine, feature mainly vulgar and infantile writing, are 3/4 ads, and are the complete opposite of upscale and sophisticated. Unless the quotes in the article are conveying sarcasm than G4 is well on it's way to being that.
  • Lucario995 - October 26, 2012 1:53 p.m.

    *Plays Taps*
  • sk8r7 - October 26, 2012 4:07 p.m.

    i wonder if this means no more Ninja Warrior? and a sad announcement indeed, after all their great stages and hosts and actual comedy bits on xplay. g4 is no longer worth watching
  • TheFabricOfTime - October 26, 2012 1:25 p.m.

    Goodbye G4. Your programming fell down the shitter. No new gaming stuff, instead you promoted cop shows and people running through an obstacle course, and you killed yourself.
  • Z-man427 - October 26, 2012 1:11 p.m.

    What did you expect? Neither show was Ninja Warrior or COPS, so there was no way to continue to fit them into the line up. That's kind of a shame.
  • Turtman - October 26, 2012 1:09 p.m.

    It is finally dead. We can be at peace. For the record, Judgement Day was their best show.
  • Captain_eff - October 26, 2012 1:06 p.m.

    Remember Codemonkeys? Remember Cheat! ? Remember new Xplay and AotS every day? Remember when G4 was about games? This breaks my heart...But I'm not gonna miss it. I'm sad because what it's become, the new G4 can go off-air. I don't care for it. RIP G4 2003-2008-9
  • SveedishFeesh - October 26, 2012 1:28 p.m.

    Those were the days, man...those were the days... A classy channel doesn't sound too bad, but replacing the current G4 is just putting it out of its misery.

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