Through all the changes and programming turmoil TechTV has seen since its acquisition by Comcast and its rebranding as G4, one part of the schedule has remained remarkably consistent. X-Play (formerly Extended Play, and formerly Gamespot TV before that) is by far the longest-running video game-related program on American TV. The show's focus on brutally honest game reviews and oddball humor has kept it relatively well-respected in the eyes of gamers throughout its nearly ten-year tenure.
That's why it was somewhat surprising for the show to announce a major format change last week. On Jan. 14, 2008, X-Play will begin running five days a week, with gaming news coverage, tips and tricks, and other new content mixed in with the familiar base of reviews. The format change accompanies a promotion for co-host Adam Sessler, who has been named Managing Editor, Games Editorial for G4. GameDaily talked to Sessler about his new position, his new show, and a potentially new image for his network.