The G4 television channel announced on Friday that it will cancel two of its video game-related programming, X-Play and Attack of the Show, by the end of the year. G4 noted that the two shows were the longest-running shows on the channel.
The X-Play video game news and review show debuted on TechTV in April 2003 and has aired around 1,300 episodes. The Attack of the Show video game, technology, and pop culture news show debuted in March 2005, and has aired approximately 1,700 episodes. Both shows also aired coverage for the San Diego Comic Con and E3 conventions.
During their last episodes, both shows will take a look back on their more memorable moments and will feature special guests. Both shows will have original content through the end of 2012.
The entertainment trade magazine Variety had reported on September 6 that NBC Universal was planning to rebrand the channel and that G4 may have a name change. Variety had noted at the time that the network would be considering "a more sophisticated look while remaining true to its tech and vid game roots."
X-Play ceased to exist to me when they 'rebooted' it in 2008. G4 as a whole has been nothing but sexist garbage. It's about time they gave it an overhaul.