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Sessler Leaves G4, Departure "Not On Amicable Terms"

Love him, hate him, indifferent; however you feel, it's still the end of an era.

According to Kotaku, gaming personality and television host Adam Sessler has left G4. He was the host of the well-known show X-Play, which has aired in various forms since 1998; he teamed up with Morgan Webb for the latter part of his run. Apparently, he has left due to a "contractual dispute" and unfortunately, the split was not amicable.

Said a representative for Sessler:

"Television personality Adam Sessler and TV network G4 are parting ways, with Adam's last episode as host of G4's "X-Play" airing on the network today, Wednesday, April 25. Adam has been hosting the show since it first aired as ZDTV's "Gamespot TV" in July 1998 and he also served as Editor In Chief of games content at G4. His current projects include starring as himself in the Summer 2012 movie "noobz" and consulting with a film production company on theatrical feature adaptations of video games. Adam intends to stay in front of the camera and continue as a key voice within the games industry. He also sings and is available for weddings and bar mitzvahs."

...we can't decide if that last part is meant to be a joke. Sessler went on Twitter to make a brief parting statement of his own:

"Thank you to everyone with your exceedingly kind wishes and thoughts. I think I'll finally take a nap..."

Okay, so who wants the hosting gig? Who's up for it?

Tags: g4, g4tv, adam sessler, gamespot tv, zdtv

4/25/2012 9:04:01 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (25 posts)

Raze22
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 9:30:27 PM
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Does this mean no more Sessler's Soapbox =(

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oldmike
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 9:07:03 AM

that and the older feed backs were the only good things on G4

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fatelementality
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 9:32:36 PM
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Awww......Adam, I remember all those times you almsot made me laugh.

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oONewcloudOo
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 9:34:22 PM
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I never seen his show since I dont live the US, but good look to him

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 9:40:04 PM
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Sessler was the only reason I enjoyed X-Play in the first place!!

No Sessler, no X-Play.

I will tune in for whatever Adam does next. I've always liked his nerdy but reasonable personality, and his Soapbox podcast was the only podcast I'd subscribed to.

Good luck Adam Sessler. G4 won't be the same without you.

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TheCanadianGuy
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 10:05:15 PM
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wow total shocker i've always been a big fan of him. x play won't be the same without him. can't wait to see what he does next.

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laxpro2001
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 10:35:35 PM
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I never really agreed with his opinions much... save for the one where they were talking about ps2 games they would love to see an HD remake of. He said Ecco the Dolphin (Defender of the Future? or maybe a revamp)

That game looked stunning on the PS@... they really need to remake it!

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Rogueagent01
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 12:19:24 AM
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I used to watch him all the time when it was still Extended Play, but when it turned into X Play I just couldn't bare to watch that often since they acted like total fanboys with a good portion of their reviews.

I wish I could remember the game that they were talking about on an episode last year, it was a PS3 game if I'm not mistaken and they ripped it apart for being the same(not changing enough), even though it had a lot of changes to it. Then in the same episode they interviewed someone from Activision and kissed thier ass and talked about how different things were with their next game(the current CoD). I sat here scratching my head thinking did the editor mix up the comments here or what, and that was basically the last time I ever watched the show.

However even though he hated Final Fantasies I still wish him luck in whatever he does.

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 1:11:43 AM
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Isn't this the tool who gave that lame-O Kinect dance game a perfect score but crapped all over Uncharted 3?

Good riddance.

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CheddarClyde
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 1:28:30 AM
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Jawknee and Rogueagent01 posts above highlight exactly why I stopped going to G4 for gaming news last year. I started watching them when they became TechTV back in 2001 and loved them for actually covering everything tech (digital media, gaming, computers, etc.) at a time when many didn't. Since 2009 or so however, I noticed they started going out of their way to mess with PS3 and Wii owners on their network and on their site. Once others on their forums started calling them on it and the atmosphere on their boards turned ugly (especially with the Metroid Other M review), I left. I don't mind people being critical of Sony, but if you let the competition get away with things you punish them for then that is just wrong.

Considering G4's ownership and the potential for reviewers being "pressured" to give certain games/systems better reviews over others, I have to wonder if there were other reasons for Adam to leave.

Either way, G4 may as well be done at this point. Olivia Munn and the Sess were their best assets over there.

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Highlander
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 12:31:45 PM

Excellent summary of G4s problems. That and their tendency to put crap on the screen 95% of the time.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 3:54:53 AM
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Somethin wasn't right about that boy from the word go. Maybe I will check that channel now that there is no fear of him being on.

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dembiscuits
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 4:16:50 AM
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I pretty much hated Xplay, but his soapbox's were usually well balanced and he spoke from the heart. Gotta respect that.

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___________
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 5:50:49 AM
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shame, he added allot of personality and enjoyment to xplay.
i cant imagine it being half as enjoyable without him!
i hope he finds another place to go to, video game journalism would be missing a massive key player if he left!

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SoulController
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 7:25:43 AM
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I enjoyed his soapbox videos & him speaking highly of Sony for their IPs at E3 last year but xplay was way too biased. It's pretty obvious M$ is giving them early Christmas presents & their Uncharted 3 & COD reviews were total BS. I wonder if there's more to it why he left....

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Highlander
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 12:32:59 PM

lol, it IS called *X* Play after all, subtle hint for the X generation in the US? ;)

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SoulController
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 4:22:38 PM

LOL I know right. X play has been irrelevant for a while anyway

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Sir Dan
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 8:42:11 AM
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I remember his review of Skyrim where he started it by saying it was the best game ever made. I was like come on man... it's great but...

Nah he wasn't my cup of meat.

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Highlander
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 12:34:25 PM

His reviews haven't really been up to scratch in years, the show went through a massive decline about 4 years ago, it's like it got dumbed down and inherited a chunk of editorial spin doctoring all at once.

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I007spectre
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 10:44:00 AM
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Haven't watched it in years, used to love it though.

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marcusfrommo
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 3:51:18 PM
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Direct tv said g4 was the lowest rated network of their 100's of channels. Really? Are you kidding me? The only thing that catches my attention was the G4's e3 highlights.

And that's like listening to the local morning news, cause they almost say the same thing over and over. And the cast pretends to be extra gitty like kids during the holidays.

What gets me was that they aired the THE AVN AWARDS a while back. I don't know if they do this every year, but really? If this was showtime doing this I would kinda feel the same way.

That's like watching the charlie sheen roast on PBS, with everything butcherd.

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Robochic
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 7:28:52 PM
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i stopped watching cause alot of their reviews i found were very bias especially ps3 games.

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TheCanadianGuy
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 3:55:49 PM

you mean bias towards or against PS3 ? people are always saying x play is bias towards 360 but i never understood why.

they gave uncharted 2 their 2009 goty (adam also said it was the best game he ever played) they also nominated infamous for goty)

they said the PS3 version of mass effect 2 was the definitive version of the game


they gave MGS4. LBP 1&2 And god of war 3 perfect scores. and they gave heavy rain & GT5 good reviews to.

sure they had some issues with uncharted 3 but they weren't the only ones who did. and thay still said they liked it.

idk i just don't get why people think their bias in favor of 360.

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Lairfan
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 8:16:46 PM
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Always like Adam, despite the rest of G4's nonsense. Hope he finds good work elsewhere, away from their BS.

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DVE2k
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:47:06 AM
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G4 TV was way betta when they had all those epic video games shows in the late 90's to the early 00's when it was G4 Tech TV etc... Ever since G4TV became G4 all it was good for was E3 coverage and when olivia munn was on AOTS

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