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 their most 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 andSara 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 G4’s 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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You guys are AMAZING. We got to 2,000 and beyond, which means more Tumblr giveaways are definitely going to happen since you all seem to dig it. Yay you!
Let the T-Shirt hand-out begin!
We’ll be messaging folks out randomly all day today, so keep your eyes peeled and your fingers crossed.
EDIT: We’ll be announcing the winner this afternoon, so keep your eyes open! You still have a chance at winning if you reblog before 3PM!
Oh this? Just ultra-portable iPad stereo speakers that you can win by following G4’s Tumblr and reblogging this post. Here are just a few places you can take them and listen to sweet, sweet music on the go:
1. Camping without bears
2. Your backyard
3. Our backyard
4. The beach
5. Camping with bears
6. A room full of geese (to drown out the sounds of geese)
7. The moon (for when you get bored)
8. A restaurant
9. A club
10. Another club
11. The park
12. A concert (for if the band sucks)
We’ll choose one of our lucky followers (from the US) at random, so make sure you reblog this post, lest you’re chosen and miss out. Don’t you want to take these awesome iPad speakers camping with or without bears?! Sure you do.
After beating the Water Temple in Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time.
Let’s play a game, Tumblr.
You’re feeling blue. You’re feeling broken. You’re feeling overshadowed. You’re second best. You’re misunderstood. People don’t really get you.
We’ve all felt like Player 2 sometimes.
Nay, we’re ALL Player 2 sometimes.
An injustice has been done to Luigi in the beautiful new Mario Party 9 Box Art. And it’s up to US as the collective Player 2s, the misunderstood, the broken, overshadowed, down on their luck individuals to bring Luigi justice.
Photoshop Luigi into any picture (safe for work) and we’ll reblog it. Today is Save Luigi Day! WE WILL BE HEARD!
Tag the photo SaveLuigi or message it to us in our inbox. Let’s make this count. For Player 2.