Submitted by capitanandi 513d ago | news

Adam Sessler Leaving His Days as a Video Game Personality Behind

Adam Sessler explains how he will be pursuing other career opportunities in the industry after sixteen years of being in front of the camera. (Adam Sessler, Industry)

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aceitman  +   513d ago | Well said
I am happy about him leaving , he doesn't know how to act if things don't go his way, and then favors one over the other because of that and that is not true journalism .
pixelsword  +   513d ago | Funny
...So the position of "closet fanboy" is available.
slate91  +   513d ago
Lol Ill never forget when he departed from g4 and everyone was wishing him the best of luck and praising him as a passionate video game personality.

...and then...resolution gate. Yall have been out for blood ever since haha
Just an observation
FriedGoat  +   513d ago
Bubbles pixelsword.
He's not even closet fanboy, he's in your face.
truefan1  +   513d ago
What i have learned from the n4g boards is that Sessler had a valuable opinion until he gave infamous a 3/5. Now it seems some people can't wait to see him go.
TomShoe  +   513d ago
Looks like GAF got to him lol. Best of luck in his future endeavors.
cell989  +   513d ago | Well said

Thats the thing, when he was in G4 he was neutral and showed integrity.

When he left and started his own website REVGAMES, thats when he changed and became obvious he is out for the money and his true fanboy colors came up. With blatant signs of interest for the party he so vigorously defends.
thisminetile  +   513d ago | Well said
It's sad, but true, lol. He's probably tired of the (rightfully deserved) criticism he received for rating Infamous:SS 6, while giving Titanfall and Forza 5 perfect 10's, even though he did have negative things to say about them, as well. All I have to say is...Obvious fanboy is obvious.
TheGreatAndPowerful  +   513d ago
Sessler had nothing to do with the creation of Rev3.

Rev3 Founder(s):
Jay Adelson
David Prager
Kevin Rose

Army_of_Darkness   513d ago | Trolling | show
InTheLab  +   513d ago | Well said
When Sessler was at G4 he was exactly as he is now. Most of you probably never watched Feedback and believe he was the same guy as he was on Xplay but that couldn't be further from the truth.

He surrounded himself with Xbox fanboys and it was almost embarrassing watching him, Morgan, Abbie heppe, Nicole Z, and I forget the big girl with glasses name. Those were the worst of the bunch. When G4 died, most of the Xplay team were rabid fanboys. He really allowed that team to crap on Nintendo and Sony for the 4 years he was editor and chief.

I think people really took notice of how bad Adam was after that ridiculous bros before hos thing but everyone who watched G4 behind the scenes knew he went full Xbox fanboy when he dogged MGS4 in 2008 and made fable 2 G4s game of the year.

Here's a quick highlight of his bull$&&$

Gets called out in the killzone 2 review thread for being a paid by MS then asked "does you mom suck you d1&&??"
On multiple occasions suggests certain Wii titles would play better with a 360 controller
Bashes Kinect on Sessles soapbox but creates a catagory for it to win on Xplay. Yes kinect "won" most innovative game in 2010.
Regularly praised MS for the volume of games during the early years but jumped on the quality over quantity fanboy bandwagon in 2011 when the ps3 had 20 exclusives while Xbox had 4.
Bashes Sony for the breach when the news broke and said that's why he pays for Xbox live but reprimanded everyone a few weeks later when it comes out that there were no cases of fraud and that we all overreacted.
Heads up a panel and says Uncharted 3 is not worth $60 but has not problem with Titanfall missing 2/3 the content of other shooters.
Says he's tired of military shooters when Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm dropped but suddenly loved Crysis 2 a week later.

I can go on forever with this stuff but I'll stop at what comes to mind.

He stopped being respectable years ago when he forgot to respect fans of other consoles.

Good riddance.
Flutterby  +   513d ago
I am pretty sure MS have hired him as the head of PR and the face of xbone, they said because of his ability to tell the "truth" without bias he will be a welcome addition to the team /S sarcasm in case people don't realise that. It also makes it easier to send the checks out as he will be an official employee and also for tax purposes.
u got owned  +   513d ago
Sony fans going out strong tonight. Good luck on your new phase Adam.
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Boody-Bandit  +   513d ago | Well said
This is the best news I've heard this week on N4G.
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Raider69  +   513d ago | Well said
I will not miss him!Godspeed!
Gozer  +   513d ago
A lot of irony regarding fanboyism and the posters in this story.
DragonKnight   513d ago | Immature | show
Eddie20101  +   512d ago
I have never thought he was a good games journalist, personality, even when he was with Tech TV, and I loved Tech TV.
GTgamer  +   512d ago
Thank god this is not a APRIL FOOL ARTICLE :D.
@Gozer your a fanboy calling out fanboys that's the only Irony here.
@InTheLab don't forget when he overreacted over the GOWAcension Bros before Hoes trophy can we really take this guy seriously.
Dee_91  +   512d ago
wait so he made a tumblr just to post that? thats his only post, wouldn't he post something like that on twitter?
Something fishy about this
miyamoto  +   512d ago
good news for all gamers! woo hoo!
TheGreatAndPowerful  +   512d ago
Resgate is what did it for me..after that I just couldn't take the dude serious.

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Boody-Bandit  +   512d ago

"Resgate is what did it for me..after that I just couldn't take the dude serious.

http://youtu.be/QzqKd3fWFnk "

This youtube video says it all.
I really hope this is for real that he is leaving and not just a rumor. He is EVERYTHING that is wrong with the media. A flip flopping sellout hypocrite.
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MysticStrummer  +   512d ago
Ha If Sessler was in the closet he was in there screaming out his love for XBox.

@truefan - You have more learning to do. Sessler lost his rep a long time before Infamous.
SilentNegotiator  +   512d ago
@slate91, truefanboy, other fanboys pretending like distaste for Adam Sessler is new

Don't forget how that white knight stirred up that "bros before hos" "controversy" (A phrase that has to do with putting friends before sexual partners, not something meant to be demeaning to women).
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morganfell  +   512d ago
It is a little after 6 am but this calls for a celebratory shot of Fireball Whiskey. You will not find a post by me wishing him well when he left G4. It was more like good riddance. I can't help but take pride in the fact it was likely more than a few remarks by gamers that provided a much needed swift kick to the rear that assisted in his decision to leave.
warczar  +   512d ago
Good riddance, and he can take that stupid 5 star rating system with him. I always thought he was giving out ratings for restaurants.
DatNJDom81  +   512d ago
Great! Maybe he can now get a job @ m$. Well, he can always get a job at an only xbox website. Im pretty sure he can excel there. That will be great for him. Regardless of how much of a fanbot he is, I wish him the best. At the end of the day he is a person with a family that he needs to support. Every man should be able to do that. Good luck Sess.
ZodTheRipper  +   512d ago
Best news all week, finally we don't have to deal with his so called "reviews" anymore. He could start as a janitor in Redmond I'm sure he would enjoy cleaning Major Nelsons office and it would be on par with his qualification. Big lol at his new consulting firm btw.
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Gamer1982  +   512d ago
Thank god.. It's a shame as he is a good reviewer in the way he lays out his reviews and there well thought out.. It's just ashame he's so damn biased.. Nobody does reviews like him and not many have been around as long as him hes a dinosaur of gaming. Maybe thats whats made him so grumpy and biased over time..
ThanatosDMC  +   512d ago
Glad he's gone. Good news. Wonder what the bad news we'll get today.
nukeitall  +   513d ago
I liked Sessler. One of my favorite reviewers that isn't afraid to go against the hype!
sAVAge_bEaST  +   513d ago | Well said
Titan Fall 5/5

Second Son 3/5

Dude, Your so right!

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MasterCornholio  +   513d ago | Well said
You only liked him because he favored the XBOX.

Septic  +   513d ago
People on here hate him because he reviewed Sony games low.

Orange Juice   513d ago | Off topic | show
MasterCornholio  +   513d ago | Well said

I agree with you. He targeted Sony games with low reviews to damage the image of Sony first party studios.

Glad we agree on that.

A true reviewer should not care about who makes the games. Instead they should judge a game by how good it is than who makes it.
Why o why  +   513d ago
Sorry septic, by saying what you're saying you kinda imply you believe zero bias exists. Like this industry is so different from any other. . C'mon now

Adam sessler was talking about 1080p and 60fps being the defacto . . . . . When the x1 couldn't achieve parity with the ps4 he controlled the damage. . . Good riddens from gaming but hope he does well wherever he goes. . No ill health or harm wished upon his family or friends from me. . Good luck but good riddens
u got owned  +   513d ago

What about if it was the opposite, would you be complaining. Popke really showing their true colors tonight. Reviews are just opinions, take them as what they are.
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tuglu_pati  +   513d ago

So what do you think about the 5/5 he gave to Last of Us.
DragonKnight  +   513d ago
@Septic: You know better than that.
Why o why  +   512d ago
What do YOU think that means tuglu?

After that explain what you think about 'in the labs' list.

Surely you're not suggesting because sessler gave the game of the year and possibly gen, a top mark it exonerates him from his history of favoritism. C'mon man. Even polygon have giving a couple sony exclusives high marks and their bias is as clear as the 750 bags ms pushed their way. . . Please. Ive even heard some of the 360 faithful call him bias towards their favoured console.
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MorePowerOfGreen  +   512d ago

Infamous scored around that universally from most reviewers. You're mad for nothing. You are blaming Adam because Infamous is a mediocre game? I think you guys are upset because Adam did not sugar coat or defend Infamous's mediocrity as the rest of the Sony bandwagon media has done in the past, although most are returning to normal.
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MysticStrummer  +   512d ago

"Infamous scored around that universally from most reviewers."

Titanfall didn't, so what's your point? He gave a fair review to I:SS and overhyped TF?
badz149  +   512d ago

TLoU? Why you ask? It's not like it's the most critically acclaimed and most awarded game in history or anything, right? /s

OT, I'm glad he decided to go away. He's nothing but an attention whore and often can't hide his fanboyism despite being a "self-proclaim" PROFESSIONAL!
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LoveOfTheGame  +   512d ago
Simple, TLOU is neither of those.

IntheLab's list doesn't really say much:
There are several games on Wii that would have been better with a 360 controller, Zelda anyone?

He gave an award to something he didn't necessarily like himself, aka kinect, which means he didn't let his personal feelings get in the way. That's kinda the opposite of biased.

Uncharted 3 wasn't worth the $30 I paid for it, Titanfall isn't really missing any content from other shooters. Less guns but more maps.

I'm not too fond of the man myself, since the GOW: Ascension debacle, and while he was clearly a fan of Xbox, I never really saw a huge amount of bias coming from him.

Except the above mention of bashing MGS4, clearly the second best game on PS3 behind Demon Souls(or TLOU for others). Giving Fable 2, a good but not great game, GOTY is a little biased.
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warczar  +   512d ago
That's one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. That's right up there with "Fox news is fair and unbiased."
ziggurcat  +   512d ago
@ loveofthegame:

"He gave an award to something he didn't necessarily like himself, aka kinect, which means he didn't let his personal feelings get in the way. That's kinda the opposite of biased."

does it really need to be explained as to what that means? hint: it's not objective, it's the opposite of professionalism, and it usually involves an exchange of currency.
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DrKarateChop  +   513d ago
I don't believe he ever claimed to be a journalist. A commentator and a critic, sure, but a journalist? Never. He's easily one of the most educated folks in what we call Games Press. Whatever he may have lacked in general game knowledge in the beginning (late 90's), he more than made up for by his first hand experiences over the years.

Now this idea of him being stubborn, or ignoring the truth in favor of his personal bias is flat out wrong. Not only because he only gave opinions, not facts, through-out his career, but many of his videos included him admitting surprise. Surprise doesn't come stubborn people. Also, he would regularly admit his predictions were wrong. I'm not sure where you got this impression of Sessler, but I completely disagree.

I'll miss him and I believe it's a huge loss.
FriedGoat  +   513d ago
People aren't saying he is stubborn. People are saying he is a hypocrite who says one thing and then goes back on it because the people who are writing him cheques and have the weaker console want him to. He is clearly leaving after his perfect scores on both forza and Titanfall sealed his fate as a poor journalist.

I have no beef with the Xbox one, I will pick one up when halo 2 anniversary comes out. I had an Xbox and a 360 before I even touched the ps3.

But if you can't see how slimy sessler is and how biast towards playstation, you must be blind.

InTheLab sums it up nicely in his huge post above, and all true.
UnwanteDreamz  +   512d ago
Man are you serious? Sessler produces absolutely nothing but opinion. He doesn't make games or fund them. What has the industry lost? Sheeple really miss their talking heads. Loss to the industry? What are you 10 years old.
3-4-5  +   513d ago
I actually like listening to what he has to say most of the time even if I don't agree 50% of the time.

* He's made a lot of really good comments or points about random video game topics over the years, and I've enjoyed what he has to say more often then not.

When he was wrong though......He was REALLY wrong.

Good Luck Adam
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Games_R_Us  +   513d ago
Its idiots like you who do nothing but complain and whinge thats probably pushed great talent like Adam Sesslers and more to the point of breaking.

There is only so much trolling one can take.

I'd like to see you or others do a better job and acheive what he has acheived and contribute to the industry in ways that these people do.

Gamers are so quick to cast a stone, and it makes me sick.

Wish you well Adam Sessler, your works will not be forgotten.
FriedGoat  +   513d ago
Sessler will be forgotten in no time, I barely knew who he was before a year ago and I've probrably been gaming longer than he has.

I could do a better job than sessler, I just need to go on twitter and start complaining that I PAID for all my consoles. WHERE ARE MY FREE CONSOLES?!?'
DragonKnight  +   512d ago
Please. Sessler was nothing. Hell, I've wanted Tommy Tallarico to come back to reviewing ever since he stopped because he really was the only one that I could say pulled absolutely no punches no matter what games he was reviewing, even if they were Spider-man related or Tron related, as those are two of his favourite franchises.

Sessler was a well spoken fanboy, simple as that.
johndoe11211  +   512d ago
Adam who?
Fez  +   512d ago
I kind of think Adam Sesslers enjoys the hate he gets. This can be seen in his I:SS review at the 6:37 mark. He includes this line of dialogue "Looks like the haters are getting ready for their big parade". This is placed in his review after a deluge of negative comments and is unrelated to the points he is actually making.

It is important to note that this section of gameplay must be near the start of the game due to the Sony embargo so when Sessler was playing through, he must have taken note of this phrase and thought "I'm going to use this in my review".

It is clear he is aware that lots of people won't like what he is saying, even before he has written his review, and is consciously playing up to it.

Even more interesting is the fact that he would be nowhere near the end of the game so has pretty much made his mind up long before completion. You could possibly let him away with that though because he'd have lots of pre-release hands on and first impressions of a game are important but it does raise doubts about the mindset he had when he went into the game.

From his review it is also very clear he was not happy with Sony for limiting the content of his review again raising questions of integrity.

It's a very fishy review overall.

Then there's the other controversies with Sessler like resolution-gate and GOW:A.

I like Sessler when he is talking about something non-company specific and that he is passionate about, but based on his actions his bias eventually shines through.
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thehitman1398  +   513d ago
Thank you. A journalist can favor something more then another, but when said journalist interjects that opinion into their review/comments about the product their are judging, then that is where the journalist should not be allowed to review/comment anymore. Because people look at the reviews/comments as an un-bias standpoint. And don't give me this crap about, well I should have known better, that excuse does not justifie or make it OK.
Cryptcuzz  +   513d ago
I really wish this isn't another late and cruel April fools joke again!

Good Riddance I'd say.
Conzul  +   513d ago
I won't miss him either. His way with words was charming at first, but no amount of culture or book 'larnin justifies his obvious bias.

I hope Tara and the others hold down the fort and don't give up without him. Actually if Tara left I don't think I'd keep up with Rev3games anymore. Everyone else is just too airheaded.
trenso1  +   513d ago
completely agree, i never liked him even on G4 his reviews never seemed to have the same forethought as Morgan Webb, and then with resolution gate he was just acting like a child who couldn't get his way.
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solar  +   513d ago
idiots in this community have done it again.
SilentNegotiator  +   512d ago
Why, what did you do?
ThatOneGuyThere  +   512d ago
He was entertaining on xplay. after that, he kind of went all game hipster and lost that magic that made him fun. Best of luck to the dude.
Orionsangel  +   512d ago
You mean his opinions are never your opinions and it pisses you off.
solar  +   512d ago
do you remember his rant about KZ2 and how he gave it a 5/5 and yet he got bombarded by Sony Extremists because his commentary wasnt "good enough"? the poor guy probably went insane because of all the insane fanboys extremists over video games.
BTBuck1   512d ago | Trolling | show
PudgeySan  +   512d ago
I think this is the right time, he is at the point where he has mastered his craft. Some might disagree and to be honest I wouldn't disagree with them. That said you could see it in him at Rev3. He has worn the position thin and there is no more stimulation there. Whatever he ends up doing I think he will do well.. and as much as I won't miss some of his opinions ill also miss his opinions I just previously said I won't miss.
TruthInsider  +   512d ago
Crack open the champagne, nearly as good news as rabid Xbawx fanboy Tim Dog (@PNF4LYFE) buying a PS4!

Even the most diehards can't resist the power of PS4.

Never underestimate the power of Playstation.
andrewsqual  +   512d ago
Good riddance. Can hopefully stop seeing articles about him showing up here, whoever he is.
james090162  +   512d ago
aceitman, as far as favoring one over another, that is why it's called an opinion. And as someone who has followed him for years, I am sorry to see him go.
nosferatuzodd  +   512d ago
Good good never like this bias a hole anyways
Aceman18  +   512d ago
Meh i'm not gonna lose any sleep over him quitting the biz. maybe now the whining will become less.
geddesmond  +   512d ago
That sessler dude wouldn't know a good game if it jumped up and bit him in the ass. I'm tired of these game journalists who think they are someone special because they over criticized this game or that game.

The industry will be much better without him.
joab777  +   512d ago
Shoulda happened after G4. He is one of the few ppl that actually come off as thinking they know better or are more informed, and will grace us with his infinite knowledge.

Maybe its just me, but he has never been likeable and we won't even go into his PC rantings that were oh so annoying.

I do wish him well as hes been there from the beginning but I cant say ill miss him that much.
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Paulie_gualtieri  +   513d ago | Well said

Can't stand this guy the last year or two.Glad he's done.
His whining, obnoxious sense of entitlement is over! and finally never have to look at that rat fur he covered his cheeks with again!
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SilverTuna  +   513d ago | Well said
Prediction: This comments section will soon reveal the reason Adam Sessler wants to step away from video games.
creatchee  +   513d ago
It already has.
SilentNegotiator  +   512d ago
Because the gaming community sees him for the hypocritical shill that he is. He can't keep on being a VG personality with a reputation like this.
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Baccra17  +   513d ago
There is a god!
DigitalRaptor  +   513d ago
I like Sessler as a personality. He's firm and his interview style kicks ass.

But I'm glad he going and I'll tell you why. He's full of double standards as a "professional". He exaggerates things from one company that aren't relevant, and downplays things that are important to recognise from others. As a journalist, he was meant to bring us the truth about the next-gen consoles, but all he was doing was muddying things up intentionally, which really spells out "shill". The industry doesn't need people like that.

And his reviews are hit & miss.
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Gozer  +   513d ago
I think this is an instance of the pot calling the kettle black. You truly are fun to watch DigitalRaptor.
DigitalRaptor  +   512d ago
I am not a journalist or someone representing the press, who's programming or publishings influence a great deal of people. The position that Sessler had demands standards. Your point basically did nothing to prove otherwise.

I don't pretend to be an unbiased gamer, like you do, but I at least have integrity. You are the pot calling the kettle black, calling the pot black.
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Black-Helghast  +   512d ago
proof or there isnt
AntsPai  +   513d ago
About time!
candy_mafia  +   512d ago
I agree Adam Sessler is more aligned to Xbox, sure, but Max Scoffield (now@Destructoid) was far worse than Adam Sessler IMO.

Max was such a condescending jerk to Tara Long. You could see how uncomfortable Tara looked working with Max.

Has anyone seen just how awful Max Scoffield is on Destructoid? He hasn't changed one bit, an ego bigger than you can count....Destructoid is probably the worst show on youtube like ever!
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Conzul  +   512d ago
Max and Anthony are egotistical airheads. Sess is a shill and Nick is still a n00b. I'm pretty far from a White Knight or feminist, and even ** I ** got uncomfortable watching how often they spoke over Tara and dissed her all the time. You can see it easily in their "Casual Friday" episodes.
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Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   512d ago
To be fair, Max at least has some comedic value to him. Listen to Comedy Button. It's a great podcast he's a part of.
Pudge88  +   513d ago
Thank god this one sided, wanna know it all is leaving.... he didnt know what he was doing or going for these past 2 years.
Rich1631  +   513d ago
Adam Sessler along with Jeff Gerstmann and Greg Miller are some of the funniest video game dudes there are. I will miss him. :(

Bring on the haters.
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blackbirdi  +   513d ago
never dare to compare an a-hole with the master Greg Miller
SilentNegotiator  +   512d ago
or Jeff G, more importantly.
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TheTowelBoy  +   513d ago
He's definitely a passionate guy and speeks his mind. There's nothing wrong with that, some just don't like it :P
cell989  +   513d ago
for starters he stutters like a mofo. He is nowhere near as cool as Greg Miller is. The older Adam gets the more self entitled he becomes, and the more the fanboy inside him creeps out
Clogmaster  +   513d ago
It's fine being passionate, and it's fine speaking your mind.

Just make sure you do some research before speaking.
TheTowelBoy  +   513d ago
Sorry @ cell I'm sorry, I didn't know we were talking about cool factor? At what point did I talk about that? Stutters? What does not being able to sometimes speak correctly not make you passionate? And there's fanboys everywhere on the internet on every site. There's also fanboys in the media, the sooner you realize that the sooner you can stop being so bitter.
rainslacker  +   512d ago
I like it from people that stand by their convictions. We still have Angry Joe and Jimquisition if you want people that speak their minds. They're both much more entertaining as well.
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Yodagamer  +   513d ago
I liked him back in the day, but now days he isn't as good as he once was. There are times where he can still be a very good reviewer, but there were times that maybe he shouldn't have complained about simple things like free consoles or the infamous embargo. It's a shame to see him go regardless.
Dlacy13g  +   513d ago
Agreed... I actually like Adam and wish him nothing but the best. The last 2 yrs in particular I think were a struggle for him trying to find his way after leaving G4.
iceman06  +   513d ago
So true. I don't know if it was the comfort of being able to hide behind tongue-in-cheek banter on G4, as opposed to having to offer "real" criticism. What I DO know is that he was struggling to find a balance between HIS voice and just A voice. Sadly, he slowly but surely became just A voice.
I actually like Sess and thought that he came across as a smart, thinking person. He actually had many good things to say about the industry. Regardless of his inherent or perceived bias, I'll miss him for just being a smart "journalist" in an age that is somewhat lacking of those.
Naruto_Uzumaki  +   513d ago
i liked him so i am sad to see him leave i watch him when he was with x play.. so take care Adam
TheTowelBoy  +   512d ago
I liked him too, lol at all the disagrees.
Rickgrimes95  +   513d ago
To go an work at Microsoft!
NegativeCreep427  +   513d ago
Exactly. Why just milk the cow when you can move in with it and have the milk served to you every morning?
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Lukebb91  +   513d ago
A few comments are saying hes one sided, what side of what?
Pudge88  +   513d ago
E.G .... before the new consoles came out all he said was "All next-gen games should be 1080/60FPS, no excuses". That all changed when the xbone came out, he said " it doesn't matter if its not 1080/60 (meaning xbone), as long as its fun. He's a Hypocrite.
kewlkat007  +   513d ago
I've never met him or talk to him personally.

He reviewed things and gave me his "opinion" like every other person online.

Sometimes I agree and sometimes I didn't.

Just another journalist..good luck to him and whatever he pursues.
SuperLupe  +   513d ago
Expressed yourself like a normal human being who happens to like video games.

You do not have your place on this site.
jessupj  +   513d ago
The problem appeared when his "opinion" directly contradicted another one of his "opinions".

We call that being a hypocrite and their opinions should not be highly regarded.
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aragon  +   513d ago
so right kewitkat
ThatOneGuyThere  +   512d ago
did i accidentally stumble upon the non-circle jerk section?
tommygunzII  +   512d ago
My god that made me laugh my ass off lol
Fireseed  +   513d ago
Sad to see him go. Always liked his reviews and rants on subjects.
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   513d ago
Video game personalities do not have a very long shelf life.

Someday, I intend to be the old man of the video game industry.
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Knushwood Butt  +   513d ago
SegaGamer  +   512d ago
Exactly, i have never heard of the guy before. What is he, some celebrity reviewer or something ?

A nobody with no importance to the gaming industry what so ever.
the worst  +   513d ago
About Got Damm Time
weirdo  +   513d ago
I'll miss his opinions.
Longshot28  +   513d ago
Thank god.
danny818  +   513d ago
oh but I loved #sesllersomething.
modesign  +   513d ago
you can find sessler at your local gamestop,
thisminetile  +   513d ago
Yep. You'll find him next to the One section, trying to convince people that 1080p doesn't matter.
aquamala  +   513d ago
oh no, love his reviews and podcasts
Summons75  +   513d ago
Oh happy day, all that we need now is Geoff Keighley to leave gaming and the industry can progress without the headache inducing and facepalm interviews and bias reviews from these two idiots.
Silly gameAr  +   513d ago
Adios Sess man. Though he got a little iffy there the past couple of years, I've always respected him and (most) of his opinions.
RyanShutup  +   512d ago
I'm with you on this. He def started getting weird towards the end... annnnnd he's not technically good enough at games to review them anyway, I watched a few lets plays and he acts the same way I imagine my mom would if I gave her a controller. o_O
Corpser  +   513d ago
Sad day for the video game industry, he's the best critic out there, akways looking forward to his reviews
Angels3785  +   513d ago
I couldn't hit the disagree button more than a million times so I just broke my mouse......

Corpser you always take the cake with stupidity congrats
johndoe11211  +   512d ago
Funniest comment ofthe day LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!
SpitFireAce85  +   513d ago
We have enough fanboys we dont need game
Critics as Fanboys aka Adam sessler who wont be missed..Just look at his
Reviews for the past few years ..!
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Master-H  +   513d ago
Some major shilling opportunity/position must've opened up for him, congrats!
MeLoveRamen  +   513d ago
I can't say am sad about this. Ever sense the whole bros before ho's thing about God of War being blown out of proportion and the fact that he renigged on his statement about resolution and frame rate after people started to find out that Microsoft's X1 wasn't up to par, i just couldn't help but think he was just a fanboy for xbox. I definitely think he is biased when he can give forza 5 and titanfall five stars when really both of them games are lacking plenty of stuff, then goes on to give infamous second son three stars because it was "lacking" for his taste. Good Riddance go be a cheerleader somewhere else because gaming journalist already has enough of those.
Funky Town_TX  +   513d ago
I watched hours of infamous vids and knew I wanted this game. If every site game that game a 1/100 I would still get it. Not all games please all people. Forza and TF are totally different games.
aragon  +   513d ago
he also gave last of us 5 out of 5, Reviewers have their opinion, play the game yourself and decide all reviewers dissed castlevania lord of shadows 2 and i fricking love it, let them express their opinion i vote with my wallet
MeLoveRamen  +   512d ago
Yes he did give last of us 5 out of 5 because if he didn't it would proved even further that he was just like polygon and biased toward Microsoft. If I am not mistaking he gave uncharted 3 three stars while not as good as the second one its still an S+ tier game and that he subtracted a star from God of War Ascension because of a trophy called bro's before ho's which really just shows he was just trying find a way to nitpick at things to lower the score. Btw i want to know for anyone who doesn't think he is biased why did he change his stance on resolution and fps? There was a video of him giving a speech about next gen and what he wanted to see from it and he was very adamant about resolution, fps cursing and demanding to see 1080p and 60fps. Then after all of Xbox1 games start to be 720p with 30fps dipping to the teen he all of a sudden he changes he's stance and doesn't care about anymore?
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