Earlier this year, gaming-centric television network G4 announced that they would be rebranding their network towards the more "sophisticated GQ" audience. Well, today it looks like G4 is taking a giant step in that direction, cancelling G4 staples X-Play and Attack of the Show.
Both shows will air new episodes until the end of this year, with fairwell episodes and a rotating list of returning hosts planned for each. In a statement on their Facebook page, G4 said:
"Both long-running shows helped define, as well as expand, the pop culture and gaming TV experience for a generation. We hope you've had as much fun watching them as we have had making them, and sincerely hope you join us in bidding a fond farewell to Attack of the Show and X-Play's as we look back over the next two months and head towards each series' finale."
X-Play and Attack of the Show were the last remaining gaming- and tech-oriented programs on G4, which began as an exclusively gaming-related network. While some may have their complaints about the quality of both in recent years, it's a shame to see the last of gaming's mainstream representation exit television.