It doesn't matter if you are into videogames or not, G4TV
with Adam Sessler
and Morgan Webb
is the best original web programming H2RS has seen to date.X-Play
does for videogaming what Mystery Science Theatre 3000
did for cranky sci-fi. That is, timeless piss-takes.
For instance, the show's recent episode-review of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
(incidentally, sub-titled "Chaos Theory Co-op Theatre") is a must see. So much so that they have sequalized it, like a recurring skit on SNL. Synopsis? Using the multi-player mode of the game, the X-Play hosts create "Bob" and "Steve", two Splinter Cell killers that have a proto-tarded relationship with a undeniably closet homosexual/gay superhero overtone. It's shameless, laugh-out loud, pee in your pants, genius. Ambiguously Gay Duo
meets Beavis and Butthead
. Or something. It's that good.
Don't believe us? The Soul Calibur Theater: 1-900-NINJA-LUV
episode has a Soul Calibur
character as a 900-line porn chat line host being called by none other than Legend of Zelda
, as portrayed by an X-Play show regular (complete with embarrassing walk-in, ala the bathroom scene from Fast Times At Ridgemont High
). Says the Link character (after screaming split-screen orgasm): "Thanks for helping me . . . clean my sword."
Actually, it's X-Play's writers' and producers' dedication to consistent quality writing, and the show's talented hosts obvious chemistry and make-it-look-easy delivery that raises the stakes for original internet programming, and stations X-Play head and shoulders above the competition–internet or otherwise.
Take our word for it. This show is more addictive than a multi-player RPG and an even better guilty pleasure than one-person shooters.
Seriously, with internet programming this well done, all the talk about cable television being a thing of the past is now a reality.
Turn on, type in, but don't dial-up, H2RS predicts giant things for G4's X-Play: Can a so-called internet tv show "about videogames" make it's way onto the big screen? If it's X-Play, it just very well may.Link
Oh yeah, and Morgan Webb is, like, hot