Sessler's Soapbox: X-Play's 1000th Episode!

Posted: February 2, 2010
Sessler's Soapbox: X-Play's 1000th Episode!
Adam celebrates X-Play's 1000th episode by reminiscing about how games have changed since he started working television.

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  • AnomalyOfMax

    Bring back BOB AND STEVE!!!!!!

    Posted: February 2, 2010 4:47 PM
  • alexsmerch

    Hey Adam,
    I don't know if you read these or not but I'll say it anyway. I'm a big fan of the soapbox, it reminds me that gamers are not all adolescent, feebleminded consumer whores as the mass media often makes us out to be and also makes me feel like I'm not alone in my passion for video games. I'm saying this because I grew up in the country where video games are considered to be on the same level as cartoons, a childish obsession that is destined to pass sooner or later. It has taken my parents a incredibly long time to accept the fact that it is possible to enjoy games at my age and not be a complete loser (studying engineering at the most prestigious university in Canada, I don't consider myself one), and to this I get made fun of for playing games but I've learned to live with it.
    My point is, keep up the good work, these things mean a lot to me (and other people as well).
    Congratulations on 1000th episode.

    Posted: February 2, 2010 4:47 PM
  • Notafanboythatiknow

    When you first mentioned current games being a mixture of genres Adam, I was not sure it it was a good idea. But you are right about current games being able to satisfy the various "genre needs" gamers might have. In the process it will save gamers from buying multiple games like you said.

    Congratulations to Adam, Morgan and all the X-Play's staff for your 1,000th show. I cannot wait for the 1,000,000th show in the distant future when you and Morgan eat young interns to juvenilize.

    Posted: February 2, 2010 4:43 PM
  • zenmastersamuraimonk

    i miss ratty

    Posted: February 2, 2010 4:09 PM
  • MasterNoble6

    "I f'ing hate all of these games!"

    "So you'd like zena saga?"


    "What the F is you problem!?"

    Truly funny man, Sess will remember what i mean. Would love to see more of this character! Happy chiliad, millenary, millennial, millennium show!

    (they all mean a thousand:)

    Posted: February 2, 2010 4:02 PM
  • WildfireFox

    Soapbox drinking game: Sessler raises his arms in the air. Take a shot.
    Sessler says 'Yay'. Take a shot.
    Sessler says 'Oooo' while wiggling his fingers.

    Posted: February 2, 2010 3:17 PM
  • PSfanboy

    Granted I'm no analyst, nowadays with this gen of video games being more expensive to develop for than any other generation by in large I think developers have to cater to more audiences to retain profitability, which is why I think all the developers are really mixing it up combining properties from various genres.

    Posted: February 2, 2010 3:08 PM
  • samiam0605

    Thank you so much for all the episodes. I started watching when I was about 13 and am now 19 so I'm glad to have grown up with the great TV show X-Play.

    Posted: February 2, 2010 3:05 PM
  • PSfanboy

    Granted I'm no analyst I suspect that nowadays with this generation of video games being much more expensive to developer for by in large any of its predecessors (excluding the Wii of course),
    I think developers have to cater to more audiences with each title in order to remain a profitable business.

    Posted: February 2, 2010 2:57 PM
  • bluemanrule

    1,000 episodes of anything is an achievement. To feature video games for 1,000 episodes in a society that rules them as games for kids is remarkable. Keep the content coming (now available in HD) and we'll keep supporting X-Play.

    Posted: February 2, 2010 2:26 PM
  • Warrior567

    those terrible games are still around. there on the wii, and you can find them at the checkout line next to the chewing gum at target

    Posted: February 2, 2010 2:11 PM
  • Metalstorm98

    I miss the suck for one reason... it allowed me to laugh at making fun of the suck... i wouldnt mind developers pshing more shovel ware as long as other developers continued to actually make good games... that way ican view hilarity and play awesomeness

    Posted: February 2, 2010 1:59 PM
  • KeyBlaz

    I look back at the show i started watching in high school at night on tech tv and i look at it now and im like wow has a lot changed. Not just the show but also the industry. Adam was right the b list games have gone down a little bit and it does kind of suck that it keeps them from being so comedic like it was in the past. It's also good though becaue they can be treated more seriously. I just remember the days when they had the complaint about how people wouldn't quit fan mailing them about when Kingdom Hearts 2 comes out after they showed a trailer of it and how the disembodied voice said yes we finally have our review of Kingdom Hearts 2. Its little things like that (and a few stand out episodes) that bring back fond memories.

    Posted: February 2, 2010 1:52 PM
  • XFRod

    Now, if we can get you to just post FULL episodes somewhere, those of us that don't get G4 could enjoy it, too.

    I don't have cable, the money saved from not having cable, pays for an additional game every month. Besides, EVERYTHING I have any desire to see, is posted somewhere online (legally, too) the very next day it airs, except X-Play... :(

    Posted: February 2, 2010 1:45 PM
  • KeyBlaz

    man looking back at how long ive been watching this show back when it was on tech tv i do miss a lot of small things like the disembodied voice and a lot of the funny stuff, but Adam is right. Games have gotton better and because of them getting better there's less comedy at the expense of horrible games. This is awesome for the industry and the show cause it can be more serious, but when i look back i also remember all the good times i had watching the show grow.

    Posted: February 2, 2010 1:42 PM
  • TheWarhamster

    Bring back Shad Grimgravy!

    Posted: February 2, 2010 1:29 PM
  • ElectroIdiot

    Adam ii agree but why dont you have drunk link anymore? and why isnt Johnny extreme back? i mean you dont need bad games to make fun of them. i mean minish cap wasnt a bad zelda game yet you had drunk link in the review. i miss drunk link!

    Posted: February 2, 2010 1:15 PM
  • sirisles

    and i thought i don,t play crappy games anymore because of xplay and game web sites reviews!!

    Posted: February 2, 2010 1:10 PM
  • Boomstik101

    Do you ever think there will be a "B game" collection in the same way Mystery Science Theater 3000 did theirs? Granted it would be difficult to add in a commentary in the video game, but the games were linear enough to make it funny. Let Yahtzee do the commentaries and i'll play any crappy game you can find.

    Happy 1000th!

    Posted: February 2, 2010 1:01 PM
  • I C U Right Now

    hey you still got tony hawk ride =) that was like the first 1 out of 5 i've seen in a long time. its funny, my cousin got that game for christmas and i told him how much it sucked, and i tried it when i went to his house, and coming in with such low expectations made me like the game a little more. i think i enjoyed laughing witgh my cousin at how ridiculous we looked and he had it on a hard wood floor so at one point the board slipped out from under me, not injury, but it was funny none the less

    Posted: February 2, 2010 12:43 PM