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.

Weekdays 6:30 PM et/pt on G4
8 Seasons, 553 Episodes
April 7, 2003
Game Show, Talk & Interview, Gaming
Cast: Adam Sessler

X-Play Full Episode Guide

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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".

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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."

  • Cliff Bleszinski and Ted Price, "Bioshock: Infinite" behind the scenes, "Mass Effect 3" with Kinect, "UFC Undisputed 3," "Halo: Reach," "NFL Blitz."

  • 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."

  • N64 15th anniversary, "Mario Kart 64," "GoldenEye," shocking moments in videogames, "Guild Wars 2," "Battlefield 3," "Deus Ex" tips, "NHL 12," "Super Meat Boy," "Gunstringer."

  • Call of Duty XP event, "Bodycount," "Dance Central 2," "Star Wars: The Old Republic," "inFAMOUS 2" cheats, "Mass Effect 3," "Kingdoms of Amalur."

  • "inFAMOUS 2: Festival of Blood," "Halo 4," "Quantum Conundrum," "Assassin's Creed: Revelations," "BioShock," "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive," "Madden NFL 12," "Resistance 3"

  • "Green Lantern #1," "DC Universe Online," "Deus Ex: Human Revolution," "No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise," "L.A. Noire," "Batman: Arkham City," "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," "Mass Effect 3," "Battlefield 3," "DOTA 2."

  • "Street Fighter X Tekken," "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword," "Diablo 3," "Darksiders 2," "Captain America: Super Soldier," "X-Play Investigates: Kinect Fun Labs in the Nude," top five games for PS3.

  • Full episode. "Max Payne" anniversary, revolutionary '90s games, "Twisted Metal," "Hitman: Absolution," "The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim," "Guild Wars 2," "NCAA Football 12," "Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon."

  • Full episode. Get the best of 2011 Comic-Con including Sasha Grey on "Saints Row 3," cosplay with Alex Sim-Wise, Star Wars Kinect peek, more.

  • Game reviews of: UFC Personal Trainer, Dead Space 2, Alan Wake, The Last Guardian, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Portal 2, BioShock Infinite, Guild Wars 2, F.E.A.R. 3, Shadows of the Damned, Trenched.

  • Game news on: Halo, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Batman: Arkham City, Child of Eden, Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

  • Entertainment news on: Battlefield 3, L.A. Noire, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Bulletstorm, Duke Nukem Forever, Hunted: The Demon's Forge.

  • Dead Space 2, Duke Nukem Forever, InFAMOUS 2, L.A. Noire, Mortal Kombat, Energy City, Rizk, Evoke.

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic; Yakuza; LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean; Nascar 2011; WWE All Stars; Dynasty Warriors 7; Dead Space 2 part 1 cheats.

  • Nintendo 3DS, "NASCAR The Game 2011," "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters," "Super Street Fighter IV 3DS," "PilotWings Resort 3DS," "Steel Diver 3DS," "Dragon Quest 6: Realms of Revelation," "Shogun 2," "LEGO Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars."

  • We have reviews of the latest games: Gears of War 3; BioShock; Killzone3, Firefall; Skulls of the Shogun; Crysis 2; Okamiden; Torchlight; Dissidia 012; Duodecim Final Fantazy.

  • Review of games: Halo: Reach, Fable III: Traitor's keep, Child of Eden, LittleBigPlanet 2, MLB 2K11, The Gunstringer, Age of Empires online, Homefornt, MLB 11: the show, and RIFT.

  • Jay Mohr presents the DICE 2011: Interactive Achievement Awards. Discover who won all the awards in each category and enjoy the appearance by Duke Nukem and Claptrap.

  • A Special edition from the 2011 PAX East Convention in Boston, with a review of Dragon Age 2 and a dish on Bethesda's upcoming games and more.

  • New games are reviewed: "Total War; Shogun2", "Stacking", "Marvel VS Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds".

  • New video games and consoles are discussed in this episode: Nintendo's 3DS, the price of gaming, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Mass Effect 2 for the PS3, Mindjack, Duke Nukem Forever, Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2 MX vs. ATV Alive, Red Faction: Armageddon.

  • New video games are reviewed: World of Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, WOW: Cataclysm, Call of Duty: Black Ops, DLC First Strike, LittleBigPlanet 2, Diablo III, Homefront.

  • X-Play reviews the games; "Uncharted 3", "Killzone 3", "DC Universe Online", "Dead Space 2", "ilomilo", "Kingdom Hearts Re:coded", and game testing at Epic.

  • X-Play reviews "Battlefield: Bad Company 2" Vietnam expansion pack, "LittleBigPlanet 2", "Uncharted 3", Nintendo 3DS, "Halo: Reach", "Super Mario All-Stars", "Fallout: New Vegas" Dead money DLC, "World of Warcraft: Cataclysm".

  • Sucker Punch Productions, "Portal 2" cheats and tips, "Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine," "Mass Effect," "Firefall," "Dead Island," "Gears of War 3."

  • Full Episode. Zynga Games studio, "God of War," "Batman: Arkham City," "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," "Battlefield 3," "Rage," "Heat Street," "Payday: The Heist."

  • Full episode. "Prototype 2" BTS, "Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning," "Assassin's Creed: Revelations," "Gears of War 3 "Saints Row: The Third," "NBA 2K12," "Supremacy MMA," "Forza Motorsport 4," "FIFA 12."

  • Full episode. This week, Epic Games 20th anniversary, "SSX," trailer, "Lord of the Rings: War in the North," "Saints Row," "Assassin's Creed: Revelations," "Batman: Arkham City," "Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One," "Gears of War 3" Beast Mode.

  • "Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition," "Need for Speed: The Run," "Dead Island," "Saints Row: The Third," "Assassin's Creed: Revelations," "Gears of War 3," "Dark Souls," "Uncharted 3."

  • Full episode. THQ's Core Games executive vice president, "Saints Row 4" scoop, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," "UFC Undisputed 3," "World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria," "Diablo 3."

  • Full episode. Gran Turismo Awards 2011 "Mass Effect 3" multiplayer, "The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim," "Assassin's Creed: Revelations," "Saints Row: The Third."

  • Full episode. "Halo" future, "inFAMOUS 2: Festival of Blood," "Warhammer 40K: Space Marine cheats and tips, "Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Pt. 1," "Need for Speed: The Run," "Rayman Origins."

  • Game of the year picks for Holiday Buyers Guide 2011: PS3; Xbox 360; Nintendo Wii; PC; Shooters; multiplatform.

  • "Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow," "Brutality" for "Resistance 3," LA Auto Show, real-life "Mario Kart 7" car mod treatment, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" cheat tips, "GoldenEye: 007 Reloaded," "WWE 12."

  • Full episode. Biggest games of 2011, "Infinity Blade 2," "Star Wars: The Old Republic" opening cinematic peek, "Diablo 3," "World of Warcraft: Cataclysm."

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