Why does X-Play suck now?

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  1. machomuu
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    So most of you have probably heard of a show called X-Play, a video game show hosted on G4 (which is supposed to be a gamer's channel but ironically enough the only gamer show on there is X-Play, other than that it's basically a more extreme version of Spike). Well, does anyone remember when it was good? I mean, right now it seems that, for the most part, they're only really worried about catering to the mainstream gamer (don't worry, this isn't one of my "mainstream gamer rants"). The sad part about this is, for the most part if a game series isn't extremely popular, well known, or extremely weird it doesn't get covered at all, and when they are covered unless it's a lesser known game in which case they usually give it a bad rating. Has anyone else noticed this/Is anyone else pissed off by this?

    Actually, recently I saw a skit that made my blood boil. They were covering Dynasty Warriors 7 and they just completely disrespected it, and treated it as if it were trash. Worst part is, they didn't even acknowledge the fact that Koei was trying this time and were pushing themselves away from being cash cows, they added a lot of stuff and wanted to make this a game the fans would love, because they knows it's a cult classic, but X-Play just stomped over it. I really wonder if that's the criteria for which they judge all of their games, I wouldn't be surprised. Now, the original review gave it a 3 out of 5 and was released after the actual game came out while this skit was a preview, but I could tell under their mediocre comedic facade they were being truly serious.
     


  2. ShinyJellicent12

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    I used to LOVE X-Play.
    It just went down the drain, too.
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    What about that Dish channel called Colors? It was channel 9407.
    It used to show all my favorite anime, but then it stopped.
    WHY???!!!
     
  3. Schlupi

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    I agree. G4 has been a joke to me for the past 2-3 years, when they started adding shit for programming.

    The Man Show reruns?
    COPS?!?!

    Ugh. I don't take them seriously anymore.
     
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    Funny thing is, they still call themselves a channel for gamers.

    What a joke.
     
  5. emigre

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    In fairness a gamer who doesn't like Cops isn't a gamer at all.
     
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    I'm am so fucking tired of Cheaters. It's the only thing other than COPS that I ever spot on there nowadays, it's beyond ridiculous. Why is a show like that even on a GAMING NETWORK to begin with?
     
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    Cops has nothing to do with gamers. Oh? What's that? You want a REALLY SHITTY show on G4?

    How about CHEATERS? WHY. The. HoLy. HELL would they put cheaters on?

    *facepalm*
     
  8. ShinyJellicent12

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    G4, just walk out the door.
    You. Officially. Suck
     
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    I just watch it's on demand channel (to check up on game releases) the channel itself sucks X play doesn't have any appeal anymore.
     
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    And what ever happened to Filter? And Cheat (well that merged with X-Play, but the show was better)? And Cinematech? Those were some good shows (especially Filter, I love countdowns).
     
  11. Schlupi

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    Yeah. If you want gaming countdowns... I have some planned. [​IMG]

    You'll probably see one soon. I have been working on it for a while.
     
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    God I miss Cinematech. I remember when it showed an entire Symphony of the Night Richter Belmont speedrun throughout an episode.

    EDIT: Oh look. NINJA WARRIOR!
     
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    I still watch, but just for Sara Underwood.

    Man she gives me some serious under-wood......
     
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    The ONLY reason to watch G4. [​IMG]
     
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    G4 sucks, plain and simple.
    X-Play sucks, they are just a televised IGN
     
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    What if IGN IS G4?

    [​IMG]

    And 4Kids is pulling the stings...
     
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    Holy crap! It all makes sense [​IMG]
     
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    I used to watch X-Play, but my cable provider decided that we should start paying for G4, to which i responded, fuck off. Haven't watched X-Play, well actually G4 in years....
     
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    I stopped watching X-Play when they gave sonic chronicles the dark brotherhood 4 stars.
    The biggest point they made is it was made by bioware.