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.
Want to win a nifty G4 t-shirt of your choice?
Because we’re doing another round of epic giveaways!
1. You’ve got to follow us on Tumblr. We can’t just give shirts to strangers! We want to give them to our pals, so let’s be pals.
2. US only. We love all of our fans, but unfortunately, we’re sending these via carrier pigeons and our carrier pigeons are so ignorant when it comes to locations. They’ll learn the world eventually, promise.
3. Reblog this post!
4. ENJOY T-SHIRT!
If you win, you get to pick which shirt you’d like. Note, the shirt with “GEEK” written on the back? Yeah, that comes in “NERD” as well. Awesome, we know.
HOP TO IT! Just in time for E3.
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.
Send us a message answering the following trivia questions from tonight’s show! Links to the videos at the bottom (for those who don’t have DirectTV and couldn’t watch!):
1. Which game won MOST Broken-Ass Shooter?
2. Does Adam Sessler still have a beard?
3. What did you think of Blair’s mustache during the apology? Pretty neat right?
4. Which game took home the Lifetime Achievement Award?
If you couldn’t watch, find the answers somewhere in here: http://g4.tv/wys75d
Welcome to X-Plays Best of 2011 Awards.
The end of the year means different things to different people. To us, it means that we get to pass judgments upon video games.Game of the Year? Check. Best Action Adventure Game? Check. Best performance not by Nolan North? Triple Check.
And the Game of The Year is….Drum Roll…Please….
For the entire list of the Best of the Year 2011 awards stop by G4TV.