The end of G4TV.

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http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/26/g4-ending-x-play-attack-of-the-show/

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G4 just announced the final vestiges of its video game content, Attack of the Show! and X-Play, will cease production by the end of 2012.

"Both shows will include original episodes through the end of the year, and will look back at their most memorable moments as we lead up to their final episodes," G4 noted in a statement.

Attack of the Show debuted March 28, 2005. X-Play had been on the air since April 28, 2003, back when the network was called TechTV. G4 had recently seen the departure of long time hosts Kevin Pereira from Attack of the Show and Adam Sessler from X-Play.

That's it for gaming content on G4, making Geoff Keighley's GameTrailers TV on Spike the only prominent video game related show left on American air... er, cable.

Update: Joystiq has been informed by a source close to the matter that G4TV.com's gaming editorial staff at "The Feed" is being laid off, with their final week taking place before Thanksgiving. We currently don't have an official count on how many jobs have been lost. At least five editors have been laid off and a skeleton crew may remain on staff past the pre-Thanksgiving layoffs.

A representative for G4 had "no comment" regarding further layoffs. Asked if the network had intentions of continuing with what we described as any gaming content, we were referred to the attached press release, which avoids the subject.

We all knew it'd happen someday. It was just unfortunate that it had to die such a slow and painful death. Even before it merged with TechTV, it was a great network. Tons of shows like Filter, Cinematech, Icons, Judgment Day. All awesome. And somehow, it ended up turning into a dumping ground for Cops and Cheaters reruns.

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Are they officially changing it into the subpar reality tv channel or what.

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They're going to change the name to Cops and Cops Related Shows TV
What they should do though is buy the rights to every single japanese game show and air those 24/7

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FINE FORGET IT LETS JUST STOP ALL ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

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I used to love X-Play and Icons.

Almost every important on-air personality seems to have left around the same time: Sessler, Pereira, Munn. The only one still there is Morgan Webb. I'm sure that had a lot to do with it.

Now it'll ENTIRELY be another "shit we don't own" channel until someone buys it, assuming that hasn't already happened.

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I used to watch X-Play and Attack of the Show all the time (even back when it was the Screen Savers). The whole thing started going downhill (lol) when they brought in all the desperate pretty girls to the show. They weren't entertaining, or funny, or even interesting. They're just there as eye candy, struggling to form a coherent sentence without stuttering, saying things they've been coached to say because they really have no interest in video games or technology at all.

They were booth babes. They actually tried to incorporate booth babes in to a television network about video games and technology.

Olivia Munn and Morgan Webb were exceptions, of course. They were genuinely funny and actually knew what they were talking about. Or if they didn't, they wouldn't try to hide it. Hell, even Candice wasn't that bad. But the network clearly started trying to mimic Spike TV a long time ago, with an out-of-touch-ness that only a corporation can exemplify. "We need more viewers. What else do video game people like. Well, they're nerds, so they probably can't get girlfriends. I know, let's put pretty girls on every show! Are there any past playboy models or failed American Idol singers with pretty faces we can get for cheap, because they don't have any other skills besides looking pretty?"

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