It could be argued that G4 is a shell of its former self and many people would agree with you. One of the few decent things that G4 is still airing would be X-Play. Unfortunately, it looks like that too is going down the drain with host Adam Sessler's departure.
Kotaku broke the news today that Adam Sessler, host of X-Play since 1998 when it was called Extended Play, will be leaving the show and the network. Here's what Sessler's representative had to say on the issue:
Television personality Adam Sessler and TV network G4 are parting ways, with Adam's last episode as host of G4's "X-Play" airing on the network today, Wednesday, April 25. Adam has been hosting the show since it first aired as ZDTV's "Gamespot TV" in July 1998 and he also served as Editor In Chief of games content at G4. His current projects include starring as himself in the Summer 2012 movie "noobz" and consulting with a film production company on theatrical feature adaptations of video games. Adam intends to stay in front of the camera and continue as a key voice within the games industry. He also sings and is available for weddings and bar mitzvahs.
What does this mean for X-Play now? I would assume not much except for Morgan Webb getting far more screen time than should be allowed. I'm sure they'll pick up somebody else as well to fill in for the usual high energy antics of Sessler.
According to Kotaku's sources, the departure was no good terms. It's said that Sessler is leaving the network due to a contractual dispute.
The real travesty here is that G4's coverage of E3 is really going to suck this year. Sessler has been one of the few bright spots in G4's usually awful E3 coverage. He's one of the few people on the network who seemed to legitimately care about gaming. It's sad to see him go. Although, I am interested in his desire to get into film adaptation of video games.
Twitter has already exploded with the news with fans sad to see him go.
Adam Sessler is a U.S. trending topic now, wow! We are all sad to see him go 🙁
Glad to see Adam Sessler gone from G4. Talented people deserve better than that.
Adam Sessler quits G4. There is officially nothing good about that channel anymore.
Woah.... what is G4 without Adam Sessler?? wow
http://t.co/VGe9dtOa All the best to the guy -- he was/is one of the few genuine voices in the industry.Adam Sessler has left G4/X-Play
Now that Adam Sessler is out, I'd like to extend my hand to host at G4. My hair is thinning and I hate modern gaming. Lets do this.
I hope Adam Sessler continues his soapbox bits in a different name. I love hearing his thoughts on games and the industry.
STALKER 2 cancelled, G4 loses Adam Sessler, PAX Prime tickets on sale. Not a slow news day in the gaming world...
Do that many people actually watch G4 enough to know who Adam Sessler actually is?
@xplay is very saddening. I hope they put a hologram of him on the show from time to time!Adam Sessler leaving
Holy crap. Adam Sessler out at G4. Well if that isn't the final nail in G4's coffin I don't know what is.