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« on: October 27, 2012, 04:17:19 AM »

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G4's two longest-running and defining series, Attack of the Show! and X-Play, will be ending their run at the end of 2012. Both shows will include original episodes through the end of the year, and will look back at theirmost memorable moments as we lead up to their final episodes. A rotating lineup of guest co-hosts including John Barrowman, Michael Ian Black, Josh Myers, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Horatio Sanz will join AOTS hosts Candace Bailey and Sara Underwood, and X-Play hosts Morgan Webb and Blair Herter as part of the farewell shows.

With well over a thousand episodes each, Attack of the Show! and X-Play have defined gamer culture for a generation, serving as the launch pad for prominent personalities including Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn, Chris Hardwick and Adam Sessler. Attack of the Show! debuted March 28, 2005 and from the start was the ultimate guide to everything cool and new in the world of technology, web culture, gaming and pop culture. X-Play made its debut almost two years earlier, on April 28, 2003 (on G4ís previous incarnation: TechTV), and immediately became the go-to destination for young men seeking the latest video game news, honest reviews, hands-on demos and exclusive video game trailers and footage. The year-end celebration will take you back through highlights of these landmark shows' history, including its exclusive live-from-the-floor coverage of San Diego Comic-Con and E3.

Both long-running shows helped define, as well as expand, the pop culture and gaming TV experience for a generation. We hope you've had as much fun watching them as we have had making them, and sincerely hope you join us in bidding a fond farewell to Attack of the Show and X-Play's as we look back over the next two months and head towards each series' finale.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2012, 04:25:04 AM »

So G4 is the new MTV. No more videogame related content?
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2012, 07:01:15 AM »

Can't say I feel sorry about AOTS. Does make me wonder what will happen to the channel though as those two programs were their only original programming left.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2012, 01:34:22 PM »

Yeah, pretty much becomes a pointless channel now.... just showing reruns of other stuff...
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2012, 03:21:08 PM »

Yep, it will undergo the same weird branding transformation that happened to Mtv and SyFy. A shame for those who will lose their jobs. The channel never made a full commitment to be a gaming network. The bottom line is they wanted ad revenue.. and gamers just didn't watch the channel in droves.
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2012, 06:07:05 PM »

Thing is, I think it could have done well if it didn't constantly talk down to the viewer. As far as AOTS  goes anyway. It was unwatchable and the attitude they had on there turned me away from it. When they weren't talking down to people, they were insulting entire groups thinking they were somehow funny.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2012, 04:10:12 PM »

Everyone can just relax I'm sure they will still have 22 and a half hours of Cops reruns everyday. At least until the new season of Ninja Warriors starts.
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