G4 Canceling Attack of the Show! and X-Play
So, it’s official. G4 has officially announced that they are canceling their flagship shows, Attack of the Show! and X-Play. The network had previously announced that they were going to be moving in a more mature direction, with Variety reporting back in September that the channel would become “more ‘GQ’.” The Huffington Post is now reporting that the network could possibly be renamed “G4Men”. Whatever it ends up being called, the following is clear: It will no longer be videogame/tech focused.
Although the departures of Adam Sessler and Kevin Pereira earlier this year marked the end of G4 for many, there are droves of loyal fans who will be sad to see both shows go. I know that I, as a young college student, looked to X-Play (and to Morgan Webb, specifically) as an inspiration to start my own career in videogame journalism. Through all the cast changes and show reformats (remember way back when X-Play had hilarious skits?!), the unique connection each show offered to viewers is something often imitated, but never truly duplicated.
I have, in the last few years, been in two very unique positions that allowed me to see and get to know many of those behind (and in front of) the camera at G4 and I can easily say I met some of the most amazing souls there and I know they’ll go on to do great things. As my way of saying thanks to all those made these shows possible over the years, I’d like to leave you with what I still consider to be one of the single greatest moments in television history: The Hot Sauce Mega Dare.