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#1 Edited by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

According to this kotaku article sessler has left the comapny. more info is to come but he has left a statement with his lawyer

Television personality Adam Sessler and TV network G4 are parting ways, with Adam's last episode as host of G4's "X-Play" airing on the network today, Wednesday, April 25. Adam has been hosting the show since it first aired as ZDTV's "Gamespot TV" in July 1998 and he also served as Editor In Chief of games content at G4. His current projects include starring as himself in the Summer 2012 movie "noobz" and consulting with a film production company on theatrical feature adaptations of video games. Adam intends to stay in front of the camera and continue as a key voice within the games industry. He also sings and is available for weddings and bar mitzvahs.

Im suprided he stayed around as long as he did, the network went to shit he stuck around. Sessler seemed to be a man who lnew his history and his appernce on the bombcast was great. He was my favoeirte personality at G4. , i wonder if morgan webb will be the next to leave. he intends to be in fornt of the camera so i imagine he will start his own site. i can;t imagine him going over to the development side of the industry.

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#2 Posted by GunslingerPanda (5175 posts) -

How long till someone speculates he'll be going to GB?

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#3 Posted by AndrewB (7815 posts) -

Oh my dear sweet...

I've been waiting for the day Adam was freed from the shackles of a soulless conglomerate. This is fantastic news!

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#4 Posted by devilzrule27 (1257 posts) -

Is he coming to GB!?!?!?!?!?! ;)

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#5 Posted by FonkyMucker (181 posts) -

@GunslingerPanda:

It would be nice to have him do his "soapbox" once in awhile on the site......

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#6 Posted by SeanFoster (958 posts) -

@GunslingerPanda said:

How long till someone speculates he'll be going to GB?

I'd settle for a Bombcast appearance.

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#7 Posted by JJOR64 (19686 posts) -

Good for him. About time he left that terrible network.

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#8 Posted by KittenTactics (55 posts) -

Glad to hear it. I've never cared for X-Play (or anything on G4 for that matter), but rather enjoyed Sessler's Soapbox and his appearances on 1up Yours and Weekend Confirmed.

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#9 Posted by jacksukeru (6586 posts) -

@seanfoster said:

@GunslingerPanda said:

How long till someone speculates he'll be going to GB?

I'd settle for a Bombcast appearance.

It is, after all, tradition.

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#10 Posted by GioVANNI (1317 posts) -

Well, I suppose there's no more reason to visit G4 anymore.

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#11 Posted by Jrinswand (1745 posts) -

I don't have anything against Adam Sessler personally, but I think he is just a mite annoying.

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#12 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

It'd be pretty great if he joined GB as a news guy or review guy, despite the fact that such a thing more than likely wouldn't happen.

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#13 Posted by Strife777 (2084 posts) -

@GunslingerPanda said:

How long till someone speculates he'll be going to GB?

How about right now?

I would definitely like it if he made an appearance on the bombcast.

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#14 Posted by Obsidian (347 posts) -

Jeff, make it happen.

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#15 Posted by PresidentOfJellybeans (335 posts) -

Ryan did tweet about a special TNT surprise tomorrow, but it'll prolly just be Alex laughing at his own jokes cause nobody else will.

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#16 Edited by alternate (2823 posts) -

@GunslingerPanda said:

How long till someone speculates he'll be going to GB?

That has been replaced with "He is going to Polygon". It turns out more likely to be true.

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#17 Edited by Ketchupp (687 posts) -

Maybe he's going to be full-timing commentating on fighting games...

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#18 Posted by fox01313 (5229 posts) -

Well hope to hear more from Adam in the future as his soapbox & the podcast at g4 were the things I really enjoyed watching mainly due to Adam's wit & humor.

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#19 Posted by mracoon (5104 posts) -
@GunslingerPanda said:

How long till someone speculates he'll be going to GB?

I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up at Polygon, they seem to be hiring everybody lately. If they wanted to focus on more video content than he would be they guy to get.
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#20 Posted by Getz (3764 posts) -

I am slight confuse by that mangled paragraph you just wrote. Spelling errors are one thing, but you're not even speaking English anymore.

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#21 Edited by FLStyle (6285 posts) -

A FLURRY OF PUNCHES!

Don't start commentating fighting games again as your new job Mr. Sessler, thanks.

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#22 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14785 posts) -

Adam Sessler was the only good thing about G4, so now that network literally has nothing to back it up besides endless reruns of Cops and Ninja Warrior. I'm interested to see where he goes in any case.

Also X-Play used to be called Gamespot TV. That kind of blows my mind.

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#23 Posted by Huey2k2 (527 posts) -

Adam Sessler ending up at GB would literally be the most amazing thing to ever happen.

That said, it won't happen.

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#24 Edited by whyareyoucrouchingspock (1017 posts) -

I have never liked Adam Sessler. He gets alot of cred with the gaming kids for some reason (I guess they buy into his act) and can see him rather easily getting a position somewere else. I think this will happen.

I can only guess they realized he was balding, over 20 and not a hot girl and thus, fired him.

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#25 Posted by N7 (4159 posts) -

He wouldn't be a very good fit for Giant Bomb, no matter how great he is. His personality is too professional and not street enough.
 
I hope he finds a place that makes sense.

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#26 Posted by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater: ninja warrior is really awesome but yea G4 has been cops, cheaters 24/7

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#27 Posted by efman (218 posts) -

Wow, wasn't seeing this one coming. No word as to whether or not he'll, still, be covering the games-industry in some capacity or not, save for the part where it is oulined that he'll be part of the production of videogame film projects. Though, the part where it says his departure wasn't "on amicable terms" sounds rather a bit ugly.

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#28 Posted by louiedog (2390 posts) -

Good. I like him but dislike G4. I can't wait to see what he does.

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#29 Posted by Justin258 (14492 posts) -

@GunslingerPanda said:

How long till someone speculates he'll be going to GB?

About two posts

@devilzrule27 said:

Is he coming to GB!?!?!?!?!?! ;)

Anyway, good for him. I guess. I'd bet that he stuck around so long because it's not at all easy to get a job as a bigger name in either the journalism or the development sides of the games industry. He was there, so why should he leave?

But I do have one very, very important question.

is available for weddings

What on Earth does Sessler do at weddings?

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#30 Posted by Huey2k2 (527 posts) -

@N7 said:

He wouldn't be a very good fit for Giant Bomb, no matter how great he is. His personality is too professional and not street enough. I hope he finds a place that makes sense.

Isn't it more likely that he had to be extremely professional because he was working for a network like G4?

I bet you he is not as reserved as he makes himself out to be on television.

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#31 Posted by Silver-Streak (1853 posts) -

While some people find Sessler abrasive, I always found his view on games in general interesting. I don't always agree with him, but I think his thoughts are as worth listening to as the GB crew. I can't really say that for many other game personalities/journalists.

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#32 Posted by gearhead (2377 posts) -

Shit just got real.

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#33 Posted by BabyChooChoo (6613 posts) -

Bout time. Sessler is a fucking boss and it always amazed me how long he stayed at G4. Wherever he ends up is going be the fucking place to be...second to Giant Bomb of course haha.

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#34 Posted by Claude (16651 posts) -

I always enjoyed Sessler's energy and passion. I wish him the best of luck.

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#35 Posted by RobotHamster (4254 posts) -

Would be awesome for him to at least appear on a bombcast. To join seems kinda not likely.

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#36 Posted by ZombiePie (6941 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater said:

Also X-Play used to be called Gamespot TV. That kind of blows my mind.

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It was a legitimately good show by the way. Anyways best of luck to Adam in his search for a new job.

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#37 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -

If GB hires anyone who isn't Matthew Rorie, disappointed I shall be.

That said, He's going to Polygon. Like, duh.

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#38 Posted by AndrewB (7815 posts) -

@ZombiePie: Bwahaha~! That was the same episode I was about to post. I don't remember a Planet of the Apes game... but I do remember he still had a plucky female co-host and spikey hair.

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#39 Posted by devilzrule27 (1257 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@GunslingerPanda said:

How long till someone speculates he'll be going to GB?

About two posts

@devilzrule27 said:

Is he coming to GB!?!?!?!?!?! ;)

Anyway, good for him. I guess. I'd bet that he stuck around so long because it's not at all easy to get a job as a bigger name in either the journalism or the development sides of the games industry. He was there, so why should he leave?

But I do have one very, very important question.

is available for weddings

What on Earth does Sessler do at weddings?

Well I only posted that because he posted what he did.

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#40 Posted by Rabid619 (1124 posts) -

Hope he does well. I haven't watched G4 in a long while, but I've always really liked and appreciated both Adam and Morgan and loved watching both of them

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#41 Posted by mordukai (8497 posts) -

@seanfoster said:

@GunslingerPanda said:

How long till someone speculates he'll be going to GB?

I'd settle for a Bombcast appearance.

I agree. I don't think he'll mash very well with them. It would be kinda of step down for him too, no? Not company wise but position wise. He's been the top guy in G4 fr so long I don't think he'll leave G4 to come be whatever GB has to offer him. It'll be nice to see him have a section on GB though. Keep his soapbox thing because even though I do not agree with him on everything I have much respect for him.

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#42 Posted by ReyGitano (2491 posts) -

I've enjoyed Adam Sessler's reviews since X-Play was on TechTV so I'll really be looking forward to whatever he ends up doing next. (Giant Bomb)

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#43 Posted by procrasturbate (297 posts) -

Dudes he IS a true gamer and a very passionate one at that. So much experience. Mad respect. Best of luck bro, it's a fucking jungle in the unemployment world out there.

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#44 Posted by Lukeweizer (3282 posts) -

As long as he doesn't try to commentate on any more EVO matches... I don't care.

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#45 Posted by AndrewB (7815 posts) -

@mordukai said:

@seanfoster said:

@GunslingerPanda said:

How long till someone speculates he'll be going to GB?

I'd settle for a Bombcast appearance.

I agree. I don't think he'll mash very well with them. It would be kinda of step down for him too, no? Not company wise but position wise. He's been the top guy in G4 fr so long I don't think he'll leave G4 to come be whatever GB has to offer him. It'll be nice to see him have a section on GB though. Keep his soapbox thing because even though I do not agree with him on everything I have much respect for him.

I think Adam would be willing to do quite a bit to maintain dignity and keep doing what he loves doing...

But he's not going to be joining Giant Bomb, so that point it moot.

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#46 Posted by N7 (4159 posts) -
@Huey2k2 said:

@N7 said:

He wouldn't be a very good fit for Giant Bomb, no matter how great he is. His personality is too professional and not street enough. I hope he finds a place that makes sense.

Isn't it more likely that he had to be extremely professional because he was working for a network like G4?

I bet you he is not as reserved as he makes himself out to be on television.

That is true. I bet he keeps his pimp hand stronger than he gets credit for.
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#47 Posted by supermonkey122 (1209 posts) -

@ZombiePie said:

@ArbitraryWater said:

Also X-Play used to be called Gamespot TV. That kind of blows my mind.

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It was a legitimately good show by the way. Anyways best of luck to Adam in his search for a new job.

DAT HAIR.

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#48 Posted by Dagbiker (7045 posts) -

I liked Xplay when they did skits and shit, but then they changed the format, and then they changed the format again. and every time it got worse.

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#49 Posted by Justin258 (14492 posts) -

@ZombiePie said:

@ArbitraryWater said:

Also X-Play used to be called Gamespot TV. That kind of blows my mind.

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It was a legitimately good show by the way. Anyways best of luck to Adam in his search for a new job.

4:15 "...and E3 is not complete without the Big 3 - Sony, Nintendo, and SEGA"

The '90's, man. I was only a kid...

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#50 Edited by Spiegel (158 posts) -

Now he can devote his life to commentating on fighting games. #Kappa

But seriously, he may not know the difference between a round and a set, but Sessler is cool. Good luck... on Polygon.