X-Play

X-Play

  • 2003
  • 2012 Seasons
  • 8.2  (978)

X-Play is show where two hosts, Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb, preview and review video games from multiple gaming consoles in a brutally honest manner. Every episode includes in-game and cinematic footage from the games being reviewed as well as video game-themed comedy sketches. The show typically reviews three to five games and previews at least one game per episode. X-Play also includes content on in-depth gaming news, event coverage of major technology and gaming events such as E3 and Comic-Con, viewer e-mail segments, and occasional game walk-through and cheats. X-Play has developed other segments like gaming features that explore working in the gaming industry, interviews with game developers, top 5 and top 10 lists, game system reviews, and lists of upcoming games just to name a few. Guest/co hosts and correspondents include: Blair Herter, Kristin Adams, Jessica Chobot, Alex Sim-Wise, and Joel Gourdin. The hosts are the ones to review the games, often giving an abundance of witty commentary filled with pop-culture references, literary allusions, and innuendo. Games are scored on a 1-to-5 rating system. The hosts will typically praise and highlight noteworthy features of highly-rated games and scathingly insult and bemoan games at the lower end of the spectrum. They will rate games on visual graphics, gameplay, length, story, accessibility, and originality. X-Play has reviewed games for systems including the Nintendo Game Cube, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS (including DSi and 3DS), Sony Playstation 2, Sony Playstation 3, Sony PSP, Microsoft XBox, and Microsoft XBox 360. Besides the game reviews and news, X-Play has several comedy sketches with a host of recurring characters that poke fun at popular culture and games. Many even create alternate fictional back-stories or side-stories for existing video game characters. These sketches are cast with the hosts, interns, writers and production team. X-Play first aired April 28, 2003 on the G4 channel and produced and distributed by G4 Media. Originally it was called Extended Play and was produced and distributed by TechTV Inc. before being bought by Comcast. It was then renamed X-Play.

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Best of Dec 13, 2012
50. Best of Dec 13, 2012
December 12, 2012
This week, we're breaking down the winners of X-Play's Best of 2012 Awards! Plus, see how many wins "Halo 4," "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2," "Max Payne 3," "Assassin's Creed III," "Journey" and more rack up!
Best of Dec 6, 2012
49. Best of Dec 6, 2012
December 5, 2012
Let's kick off the show with an overview of the Wii U. Then, Sony rounded up its most famous gaming characters for battle in "PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale." And finally, get a rundown of the top-selling Android games!
Best of Nov 29, 2012
48. Best of Nov 29, 2012
November 28, 2012
Full episode: Kristin Adams is at the Texas Motor Speedway hanging with Danica Patrick. Then, Blair Herter is with "Crysis 3" producer Mike Read for a first look at the post-apocalyptic videogame. Plus, stick around for the "X-Play" reviews
Best of Nov 15, 2012
46. Best of Nov 15, 2012
November 15, 2012
We take a look at Halo and some of its franchise's defining moments. Then, we'll take a look at a preview of "Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two." Finally, learn to speak like Kirk with the "Shatoetry" app.
Best of Nov. 11, 2012
45. Best of Nov. 11, 2012
November 7, 2012
We are at the "Assassin's Creed 3" launch party and have a detailed review of Ubisoft's latest gem. Next, we check out Apple's newest and stylish iPad Mini.
Best of Nov 1, 2012
44. Best of Nov 1, 2012
October 31, 2012
Full Episode: This week we chat up pinball junkie Andrew W.K. about the game's resurgence. Then, we go in-depth with the new Nintendo console. Finally, feed your "need for speed" with a look at "Most Wanted" and a review of "Forza Horizon."
Best of Oct 25, 2012
43. Best of Oct 25, 2012
October 25, 2012
We got pro driver Brad Keselowski. Then we take a look back at Solid Snake with this "Metal Gear" retrospective. Finally, go hands-on with "WWE '13," and "Nike+ Kinect".
Best of Oct 18, 2012
42. Best of Oct 18, 2012
October 18, 2012
An app that will help you manage your squad to a championship! Then, we dig into "Torchlight 2," and "World of Warcraft". Lastly, a course at "Need for Speed Most Wanted." Start your engines!
Best of Oct 11, 2012
41. Best of Oct 11, 2012
October 10, 2012
Full Episode: In the spirit of terror, we offer you a review of "Resident Evil 6." Then, we have a look at the future with previews of "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" and "Halo 4." Lastly, it's off to the launch party for "NBA 2K13." Check it out!
Best of Sep 27, 2012
39. Best of Sep 27, 2012
September 26, 2012
Full episode: This week we sit down with Insomniac Games' Ted Price for a look at their brand-new IP "Fuse." Then, sink your teeth into a hands-on preview of the gorgeous and gory "Resident Evil 6."
Week of Feb 2, 2012
2. Week of Feb 2, 2012
February 2, 2012
Cliff Bleszinski and Ted Price, "Bioshock: Infinite" behind the scenes, "Mass Effect 3" with Kinect, "UFC Undisputed 3," "Halo: Reach," "NFL Blitz."
Week Of Jan 26, 2012
1. Week Of Jan 26, 2012
January 26, 2012
Full episode. "Batman: Arkham City" cheats, "Ninja Gaiden 3," "L.A. Noire" parody, "Borderlands 2" Lilith winner, "Fortnite" peek, "UFC Undisputed 3," "Star Wars: The Old Republic."
Description

X-Play is show where two hosts, Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb, preview and review video games from multiple gaming consoles in a brutally honest manner. Every episode includes in-game and cinematic footage from the games being reviewed as well as video game-themed comedy sketches. The show typically reviews three to five games and previews at least one game per episode.

X-Play also includes content on in-depth gaming news, event coverage of major technology and gaming events such as E3 and Comic-Con, viewer e-mail segments, and occasional game walk-through and cheats. X-Play has developed other segments like gaming features that explore working in the gaming industry, interviews with game developers, top 5 and top 10 lists, game system reviews, and lists of upcoming games just to name a few. Guest/co hosts and correspondents include: Blair Herter, Kristin Adams, Jessica Chobot, Alex Sim-Wise, and Joel Gourdin.

The hosts are the ones to review the games, often giving an abundance of witty commentary filled with pop-culture references, literary allusions, and innuendo. Games are scored on a 1-to-5 rating system. The hosts will typically praise and highlight noteworthy features of highly-rated games and scathingly insult and bemoan games at the lower end of the spectrum. They will rate games on visual graphics, gameplay, length, story, accessibility, and originality. X-Play has reviewed games for systems including the Nintendo Game Cube, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS (including DSi and 3DS), Sony Playstation 2, Sony Playstation 3, Sony PSP, Microsoft XBox, and Microsoft XBox 360.

Besides the game reviews and news, X-Play has several comedy sketches with a host of recurring characters that poke fun at popular culture and games. Many even create alternate fictional back-stories or side-stories for existing video game characters. These sketches are cast with the hosts, interns, writers and production team.

X-Play first aired April 28, 2003 on the G4 channel and produced and distributed by G4 Media. Originally it was called Extended Play and was produced and distributed by TechTV Inc. before being bought by Comcast. It was then renamed X-Play.

  • Premiere Date
    April 7, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (978)