By the end of 2012, both X-Play and Attack of the Show will no longer be airing. This is a move made by the network to reboot the channel to appeal to a different demographic.
In an official press release recently given out, the network G4 has announced that both “Attack of the Show!” and “X-Play” will be canceled at the end of 2012. By the end of 2012, G4TV will truly be a network void of gaming. For those that have followed the G4TV channel, there is a sense of irony involved. This is due to the fact that G4TV was originally a channel about video games and dedicated to the everyday gamer.
Ever since the merging between G4 and TechTV, G4 had canceled many video game and technology related shows throughout the years. X-Play was the only video game show that survived through the years. Attack of the Show (AotS) was created shortly after the merging of the two networks.
Those two programs were the only shows around that still dealt with video games and technology related topics. Both shows played an important part of making video games apart of the mainstream community.
The cancellation of both shows is a move made by NBCUniversal as a reboot of the network. Instead of focusing on video games and technology, NBCUniversal has plans of reconfiguring G4 to target the crowd of older males. To be more specific, it aims to target those that read publications such as GQ.
On forums and in replies to related articles, people have shown dissatisfaction with the action taken by NBCUniversal. It is unknown how many viewers NBCUniversal risks to lose by reconfiguring G4.
However, is it not the end of 2012 yet. From now until the end of 2012, you can still watch original episodes of both shows. Afterward, G4 is truly no longer a channel dedicated to video games and technology. It is unknown until after 2012 on what the new G4 channel would be like. They could even change the name of G4 to something else.
Still, you can get your gaming and technology information on the Internet. One can take advantage of streaming news on the latest games and devices from many different websites.