Yesterday we found out that G4 is closing up shop on the geek appeal by cancelling Attack of The Show and X-Play. A lot of people are sad by hearing such news. But the shape of both show now compared to their heyday is much sadder to look at.
When you look at both shows, there wasn’t much to either of them, even in their prime. Attack of the Show pretty much covers geek culture overall while X-Play focused on video game news and reviews. You know the stuff most people look up online. It’s very hard to sell a TV show if it IGN or Geek & Sundry can makes that show obsolete. (One G4 personality also does work for IGN and another was featured on Geek & Sundry. Go figure.)
With Olivia Munn leaving AOTS and Adam Sessler leaving X-Play, there is very little reason left to watch either show. Of course you have Morgan Webb. But not every game would spend 30 minutes including commercials for obvious reasons.
Attack of the Show and X-Play are beyond outdated in today’s era and G4 needs to swap them out for something that gets them better ratings. But don’t worry. There’s MUCH better stuff online.
I’m watching this. Are you?
One thing you can count on during New York Comic Con is people showing up in costume. I manages to take pictures of some of the cosplay in this year’s NYCC! Continue reading
On Thursday I competed in Dead Or Alive 5. For somebody with not much DOA experience, I think I did decent. With a few hours more practice think I can be a serious threat.
If you want to check our the stream for it make sure you go to Complex.com on November 3!
I went to New York Comic Con this weekend. And it was FUN! It would have been more fun if I had a press pass but I still enjoyed myself. There were a lot of events in and out the venue and it was definitely a well needed break from “normal life”. Continue reading
I will be going to Battlefield Arcadia in the Bronx this Thursday to compete in SoulCalibur V and Dead or Alvive 5. If you want to find out more about the tournament, make sure you go to. http://8wayrun.com/threads/oct-11-2012-battlefield-arcadia-road-to-vxg-2013-bronx-new-york.14955/
In case anyone missed my frequent tweets, I will be going to New York Comic Con this year! I will be there on October 12, 13, and 14. I will also hit up a few after parties. Hope to see you there!
If you want to be want to read what I did during last year’s NYCC, pleas check out my NYCC 2011 post!