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Adam Sessler Out At G4

Longrunning gaming personality Adam Sessler is no longer at G4, the TV host's representative said today. (Adam Sessler, G4, Industry)

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Emilio_Estevez  +   1223d ago
Meh, his tastes didn't quite line up with mine anyway. Here is to hoping the next one does!
Kurylo3d  +   1223d ago
i dont think his tastes lined up with anyone. Every time i saw this dude i wondered how the hell he even had a job. He was not even entertaining.
closnyc  +   1223d ago
you obviously didnt watch the first xplays before they became the mundane shit they are now. him and morgan webb, i used to fap to her, cause she was the perfect gf. he was awwesome and those intern skits they used to do, amazing. so yes, he used to be entertaining before g4 decided they wanted a more serious mature xplay, which killed it
MAJ0R  +   1223d ago
Well idk about the fap part but I remember back in the day I used to watch xplay weeknights at 6 and it was awesome. After a while though (I don't remember when) G4 became a really crappy network and that brought down all the gaming shows and they started running cops 24/7.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1223d ago
Adam Sessler was one of the only credible people at G4 including Morgan Webb.
Hate on G4 all you want(including myself), but he was alright with me.
zeeshan  +   1223d ago
Love Morgan! She's a true gamer! Never liked Sessler. I do love AOTS though :)
morganfell  +   1222d ago
When Tech TV ceased to exist and G4 took over and people like Leo were removed, it was all down hill from there.

Putting people like Kevin Pereira at the forefront of their prime time was tantamount to driving the network over a cliff. Suddenly lame attempts to be hip combined with an airhead and her failed displays of sexuality were more important than true substance.

Sessler was too often an overly righteous sort of person that like most gaming wannabee journalists (and that is most all of them period) forget their job is to serve the industry, not become self appointed, self important dictators of its direction. As much as they want to tell themselves otherwise, they do far more damage to the industry and the consumer than any help they provide. I for one am glad to see the Soapbox yanked from beneath his feet.

Far from being the guardians of quality they are instead purveyors of the only opinion that matters...theirs. They want to be part of the industry? Fine. Prepare to be attacked like the games you criticize, you bunch of talentless hacks.

The only thing more laughable than this story is the fact it is being reported by Kotaku.
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Drake117  +   1222d ago
Man i loved watching this guy and Morgan Webb every day after school when growing up. Hopefully he does well else where. G4 went way down hill a couple years ago, when they stopped being a channel about games, maybe he noticed and that's why he left.
ThanatosDMC  +   1222d ago
Yup, i agree. His Soupbox thing was annoying.
Gamer1982  +   1222d ago
The guy always seemed to have a stick up his backside and for that reason i'm surprised he lasted to long.
Kurylo3d  +   1222d ago
watching him.. i just had a feeling he had some very low self esteem. Morgan webb is still hot though :)
ReservoirDog316  +   1223d ago | Well said
Jeez, you two are completely opposite from me. Adam Sessler has for years been the only stand up guy in G4 for years. I might not have always* agreed with him but he had his reasons for everything he liked and he was clear and concise and just head and shoulders above everyone else in G4.

He introduced me to Sly Cooper years back since he always gushed about it. So he'll always be a good guy in my book.

He's gonna be sorely sorely sorely* missed at G4. Let's hope he lands somewhere good.
KonaBro  +   1223d ago | Well said
Sessler was the last little bit of integrity and dignity they had left at G4. With him gone, we get to see all of the personalities whore themselves out for a quick buck. G4 is dead. :/
LOGICWINS  +   1223d ago
@KonaBro- Please, step off your high horse for a second. A whore is anyone who sells their body for money..hence, most human beings are whores(whether they crunch numbers in a cubicle or dance on a stripper pole).
jb1276  +   1223d ago
Best thing G4 has done to date...


"here's my impression.. of life at big Adam's House" lol XD

still think Kevin is funny too (sometimes)
LOGICWINS  +   1223d ago
^^Kevins a good T.V personality, so is that blonde chick with the huge boobs. But the channel is straying away from gaming more and more.

Most likely, G4 will become an online only experience in the near future. Everything is in the G4tv.com archives anyways.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1223d ago
***"A whore is anyone who sells their body for money..hence, most human beings are whores"***

lol wow. Someone doesn't know what "sell your body" means.

I bet you think there isn't anything wrong with a guy a "sleeping" with another woman despite having a girlfriend. I mean what's the harm in sleeping eh? Most human beings sleep right?

Besides, work on your definitions bro..

BlackPrince 42  +   1223d ago
I'm glad he's leaving. G4 doesn't deserve him or most of the people who work in their games division.

If it weren't for all the great people working on their website I'd have written off the whole network years ago.
Human Analog  +   1223d ago
@LOGICWINS.... On one side you are correcting people on their use of the word WHORE. Then in your next reply you refer to "the blonde chick with huge boobs" You are an idiot. It is people like you who degrade the integrity of gamers, and our culture. Thank you... You are an A+ Hole.
Awesome_Gamer  +   1221d ago
He will be sorley missed, what a great guy :(
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Awesome_Gamer  +   1221d ago
Sorry but i had to say that i got some name mixed, adam sessler is the worst X360 fanboy of all-time, nobody will miss him
ReservoirDog316  +   1221d ago
@ above

How? His favorite games are Uncharted 2, Sly Cooper and Ratchet and Clank. And Ghost n Goblins.

But his all time favorite is Uncharted 2. How's that make him a fanboy of anything?
Christopher  +   1223d ago
I can't say I shared the same views as Sessler all the time, but I can say that he seemed to be the only one who stuck to his guns and didn't flip flop. And, instead of making jokes, he was mostly about being serious about games.

Honestly, he's probably hit that too old for the market of G4TV and I hope he finds a new home elsewhere. I honestly haven't watched G4TV in ages because everytime I flip to it, it has absolutely nothing to do with gaming. Unless it's E3 week, that is.
Parasyte  +   1223d ago
I completely agree with you. I had a feeling this was coming when he stepped down as host of Feedback.

For me, Feedback has sucked every since. Hell, G4 as a whole has been going down hill since they jumped on the reality show bandwagon.
nnotdead  +   1222d ago
i thought the same thing Parasyte. really haven't watched the show since.
TENTONGUN  +   1223d ago
g4 suck ass and so does everyone on the network. i remember when g4 used to be an all video games channel. they merged with tech tv(in came sessler) and then it was the only fkn video game show left on the network. i dont know why any gamer still cares about g4. i say good for sessler, leave and find a better job man.
anyways dude, is everyone suppost to have the same taste and opinions as you? i think he has a serious love for games, me as well so i respect the man.
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BlackTar187  +   1223d ago
I miss the show where they had the clans playing each other for prizes. The hosts were kinda nutz but i do miss actual Video game TV
TENTONGUN  +   1222d ago
dude i was the biggest dork back then. i never changed the channel, seriously. i would kill for a all videogame channel now. veg out rather than research on the pc ya know
BlackTar187  +   1222d ago
@ ten

Yea it was awesome i remember we and my buddies used to watch that show in particular and would always be like we could woop these guys(Probably can't)but now its just stuff that some gamers may like that have really nothing to do with gaming.
ATi_Elite  +   1223d ago
I never cared too much for him or the show!

Although I appreciate what X-Play has meant to Gamers as a long running Game review and preview show Sessler and the Show were just too commercial for me.

X-Play sold out a long time ago!

I always liked the other show on G4TTV that actually had the two guys reviewing games that actually worked on video games and were really in the industry! They never held back and kept it real. (forget the show and their names....too lazy to Google right now)

I like that he may consult movie studios on game to movie adaptations but it only works if the studio and director listen.

Oh P.S. Sarah Underwood and Candace Bailey are HOT!!
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darkpower  +   1222d ago
You're thinking of Judgement Day. It had Victor Lucas (don't know what he did in the industry) and Tommy Tameraco (sp?) (he worked with Shiny Games).

They did Electric Playground, as well, but I never watched that show.
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MEsoJD  +   1223d ago
He was one of the only people on techtv/g4 that usually knew what they were talking about, when it came to games. I wish him the best.
Persistantthug  +   1222d ago
I Would totally laugh myself to silly tears in rl if they brought in HHG to replace Sessler.
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CanadianTurtle  +   1222d ago
Have you idiots seen the sesslers soapbox episodes? This man knows what hes talking about when it comes to gaming
Snookies12  +   1223d ago
Wow, that's sucky... I always kinda liked him and he's been there forever.
v1c1ous  +   1223d ago
Well there goes the last bit of integrity G4 had.

i guess this means one more hour of COPS reruns
MidnytRain  +   1222d ago
You're right, G4 was on life support entertainment wise for a while now. With Adam Sessler gone, there's little reason to tune to the channel and little reason to be upset about DirecTV not carrying them anymore. I sincerely look forward to Sessler's future projects. Cheers.
NukaCola  +   1223d ago
Thank you so much. G4 is a cancer and has gone down hill for ages now. Adam is way too smart for the station, hell too smart for anyone. He is a certified genius. I loved watching his Soapbox and Feedback episodes online. I learn so much about non gaming related things. He could relate Halo or Uncharted to Mozart or a philosopher and just Ben Stein the hell out of us all. I hope and wish for the best, wherever he chooses to go.
UnSelf  +   1223d ago
Adam held G4 on his shoulders
solar  +   1222d ago
Adam is a god imo when it comes to video game reviews. He tells it like it is and he feels geniune when he talks about video games. Other then giving perfect review scores for games, which my opinion should be as rare as seeing a giant squid, he was alright in my book. I loved it when he lambasted comments of ps3 extremists bitching about x-plays 5/5 score. LoL!!! Great stuff.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1223d ago
X-Play is officialy dead then, not to say that the game show wasn't just a soulless beast since the channel name change.

I remember when the show used to be awesome with it's great game reviews and funny skits to go with it (especially Devil Summoner Silent Theatre which draws a laugh from me to this day). Now it's a shadow of what it use to be which makes me sad that he is leaving on this note but it is what's best for him.

I miss ZDTV/Tech TV, Screen Savers, Anime Unleashed and Arena....:(
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ronin4life  +   1223d ago
Yes... -_-;
I miss those days too.
LOGICWINS  +   1223d ago
Remember when Kristin Holt became host of Cheat? The dreams I had about her were so...so dirty.
clearelite  +   1223d ago
now we are in somewhat of an agreement,

Kristin(or kirsten?) Holt was hot, as was morgan vebb(intentional), etc.

I miss those girls, along with cinematech, when Xplay used to be good/funny, attack of the show used to be decent, etc.

memmmmmoriiiiies.... :/
TheStorm  +   1223d ago
Agreed when it was Gamespot TV it was just a beacon of great journalism. I remember I would cling to every word he said. Though not always agreeing with him, he just was a great journalist. G4 has been a joke since it's inception and I've always been sad to see him surround himself with many of them there.
azshorty2003  +   1222d ago
While I like Morgan Webb, Sessler and X-Play were better before she got there.
dboyman  +   1222d ago
I agree. Ever since they merged Tech TV/ZDTV with G4 everything went downhill. I miss shows like the Screensavers with Leo Laporte, Sarah, and others. There wasn't just shows about games, don't get me wrong I like such shows, but TechTV offered variety like learning about tech and tech news. I learned a lot from those shows. Plus had Anime Unleashed. But after the merger I knew things like this happening would eventually come to pass.

Adam at times make have been odd and unique at G4, but he had interesting and unique points of view about gaming and the industry. He wasn't afarid to tell how it is especially truths about the industry, and pointed out games if they were actually good, mediocre, or just plain bad. I wish him the best of luck...
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mike1up  +   1223d ago
I wonder which Boothbabe reject G4 will get to replace him?
Kurylo3d  +   1223d ago
i prefer the boothbabe reject.
LOGICWINS  +   1223d ago
Probably Blair Herter
MagicAccent  +   1223d ago
Who cares, G4 is a joke anyway.

Now he can try to get a job as a real gaming journalist instead. lol, jk, there is no such thing
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clearelite  +   1223d ago
Not really sure there is any such thing as a real journalist anymore period. At minimum they are few and far between imo. That goes for supposedly reliable sources of info in general. You have to take the time and effort to find quality sometimes.
ScubaSteve1  +   1223d ago
now its time for Morgan Webb to leave g4
DA_SHREDDER  +   1223d ago
You mean Skelator? She used to be so sexy, what happened to her?
Snookies12  +   1223d ago
Hahaha, that's so awful, yet so true...
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Game3s  +   1223d ago
April 25, 2012- G4 TV officially dead.
Tuxedo_Mask  +   1223d ago
It was already dead.

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clearelite  +   1223d ago
Yeah well, when it was dying, I officially stopped watching it because I already knew the outcome.
Nac  +   1223d ago
NOOOOOOOOOOOO. Tech Tv, what became of you?
user789456123  +   1223d ago
I thought it said 64, at first glance.
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user5467007  +   1223d ago
Shame I kind of liked him, he had some great views on things, the only thing I didn't agree on was when he jumped on the bandwagon and called the L4D2 boycotters even though we know now they actually had great points, it's like he didn't know the full story and just called them because most people were.

I'll never forget that episode on Kinect where it blackmails him since it's captured him dressed up as a woman prancing around in front of the TV.......no I'm serious I can't forget.....It's disturbing, once you see it you can't un see it.

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VanillaBear  +   1223d ago
I remember that episode, funny stuff :)

I didn't like his take on the L4D2 boycotters, I mean after everything that happened in the end they were right. Valve never continued to support L4D and it did indeed spilt the fanbase.

I hate it when journalists don't know whats going on and they go with the side they think is defending the deveoper, remember Jessica Chobot calling ME fans because they were "moaning" about the ending even though she never finished it ¬¬
josephayal  +   1223d ago
Meh!! G4 is just one of the reasons I don't watch as much TV, A channel that plays Cops for 16 hours, with at least 4 hours of Cheaters and 20 of Ninja warrior
WeskerChildReborned  +   1223d ago
And isn't G4 suppose to be a gaming channel? Lol i hate how their's only X Play and AOTS that even talk about games while everything else is just Cops, Cheaters, and Ninja Warrior which get's boring after a while.
TheDivine  +   1223d ago
I always liked him. He was odd, wierd, and could be kind of annoying but thats why he was great. He wasnt afraid to make an ass or idiot out of himself and he has a real passion and love of gaming. Wish you well homie, hope to see you start your own website or show.
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8bit_Nes_Rambo  +   1223d ago
Good riddance. Quite frankly, I wouldn't have even noticed if it wasn't for N4G. See, my cable company canceled G4 a while back. Actually, the only thing I miss is Ninja Warrior quite frankly. Sessler must have blown an artery when he found out the latest Naruto game was actually good.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1223d ago
I have to admit, Ninja Warrior was pretty entertaining until the countless marathons which made me got tired of the series. I loved Makoto Nagano and the gas attendant who always tackled the obstacle course in uniform.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1223d ago
Same here, The show get's tiring after watching it all day.
8bit_Nes_Rambo  +   1223d ago
Those two are my favorites as well. Well, them and Mr. Ninja Warrior.
Human Analog  +   1222d ago
@WeskerChildReborned... Try going outside off and on through out the day.... Just Kidding! I watch the marathons too. And then I feel guilty because they are all athletic, and fit. And I am just a regular guy, Who watches 8 hours of marathon TV on a sunny Saturday..... Just shoot me in the face!
Dlacy13g  +   1223d ago
Wow... pretty big shake up. Adam honestly was fun to watch imo. He was quirky, passionate about gaming and not afraid to speak his mind on occassion. That leaves Morgan and Blare? Hmm.... Xplay could be in a death spin.
MetalProxy  +   1223d ago
This is the first time I agreed with what you have said. Adam will be missed.
BuckyBarnes  +   1223d ago
Man, I loved Adam Sessler. His reviews were always spot on, and he was one of the few people who called out companies for doing a terrible job. Probally got sick of being forced to give 9/10 and 10/10s to the yearly call of doodie, halo recycled, and generic games that are honestly not good.
Gunshot  +   1223d ago
Haven't watched G4 in 2 years, still, Adam was the only reason I watched that awful channel for as long as I did. G4 actually thinks those terrible Japanese games shows, and old episodes of cops is what gamers like....
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WeskerChildReborned  +   1223d ago
AOTS, XPlay, and Cheat! we're the only shows that we're actually interesting cause i don't think anyone really care's about Cops and Cheaters which seem's to be shown way more than AOTS and Xplay.
NYC_Gamer  +   1223d ago
G4 was just awful anyway
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Ascalon94  +   1223d ago
G4 might as well play old episodes of xplay and attack of the show all day because no one give a shit about cops, cheaters, or ninja warrior.
ChocalateDog203  +   1223d ago
I miss Tech TV, Sandler was the last real part of it. Hope he gets a good job somewhere else. Although I am sad that I won't be watching him come E3, since G4 always did have good coverage of that event.
telekineticmantis  +   1223d ago
Guess I won't be watching that show
as much anymore. I respected his point of view on Games/industry much more than almost anyone else in Game journalism.
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chukamachine  +   1223d ago
I don't trust any reviewer, you will never no if their opinion is to be trusted.

Money plays a role in all parts of life.

I'll try a demo and know straight away.

He was ok though to watch at G4, nothing wrong with his approach.
FarCryLover182  +   1223d ago
lol, G4. I'm glad DirecTv stopped carrying it. But anyway, hope Sessler gets a job somewhere. He's a good guy and knows his videogames....G4 was weighing him down.
Yodagamer  +   1223d ago
I always liked him, i remember the time he got into an argument with Jack Thompson (which was awesome), without him g4 is now at it's death bed
FarCryLover182  +   1223d ago
G4 has been there the day they cancelled all the gaming shows and added Cops, Lost, and other dumb stuff.
FarCryLover182  +   1223d ago
Let me clarify...Lost isn't dumb, but you all get my drift. Cheaters was added too. :x
The_Nameless_One  +   1223d ago
Do any of you remember the scene from Spaceballs where Lord Helmet realizes he's surrounded by assholes?
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the worst  +   1223d ago
about time what took so long next up
VoggNogg  +   1223d ago
Final nail in the coffin of ZDTV/G4... First one started with Leo Laporte no longer being there... Then John Dvorak... Now Adam Sessler.

Guess they will have more for Cops/Cheaters...
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