G4 Canceling All Of Its Gaming Programming, Including X-Play And Attack Of The Show

    October 26, 2012

G4, and Tech TV before it, was the one-stop destination for many gamers looking to find something even remotely relevant to their interests on television. The quality had gone downhill over the years, but at least X-Play and Attack of the Show were around to keep things interesting. Hopes of a resurgence were squashed earlier this year when the two major names from both shows – Adam Sessler and Kevin Pereira – left the network. Now it looks like G4 is ready to kill off the whole thing.

Citing sources close to the matter, Kotaku is reporting that G4 will be killing off X-Play and Attack of the Show today. The network will also be killing off the rest of the gaming programming that G4 still dabbled in. We can assume that means the networks extensive live coverage of E3 and Comic-Con will be no more.

The source continues to say that the higher-ups at G4 will be holding meetings with staff later today to inform them of their fate. They will also detail the future of the network going forward. What kind of future? The source says that G4 will be transformed into a lifestyle network focused on “the modern male” – whatever that means.

A report from TV Guide confirms the cancelations and says that both shows will end later this year. Until then, they will air a number of farewell episodes over the next two months. Most of it will apparently be the network lazily rebroadcasting important moments in the history of both shows.

As expected, the news has already spread throughout the Twitterverse with many gamers, nerds and former G4 hosts looking back on a network that used to provide a much needed voice for a subset of culture that’s ignored, or outright ridiculed, by the rest of mainstream media.