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19 July 2005

G4TV's X-Play with Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb

It doesn't matter if you are into videogames or not, G4TV's X-Play 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's Link, 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.

Oh yeah, and Morgan Webb is, like, hot.


Anonymous Nick said...

alright, enough with the "morgan is hot" nonsense. Anyway, yes, X-Play is THE best show regarding video games. Just curious, when did you figure this out? We've known Adam hosted the best video game related show since it was 'extended play' since about what?, 1999 or so?
Even with all the changes that have happened over the years, there are so many good memories from the now past TechTV, and it's been consistently funny into the sad G4 era. X-Play rocks!

6:20 PM  
Anonymous nick said...

also, I wouldn't link to "adam's blog" as that too could be fake, there's almost been some moron parade onto the G4 boards at one point, website & all, earning him a "ceast & decist" order from G4. Read about it on Wikipedia


6:24 PM  

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