If you dabble in the gaming community through forums, websites or TV shows- chances are you’ve heard of G4TV. If so, then you without a doubt know Adam Sessler
On April 25th, Adam Sessler - Co-host to the popular G4 show, X-Play announced his departure from the station after 14 years. Sessler was often received as an icon to the show and the network itself. If you followed him since his first appearance on “Extended-Play” in 1998, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say he fundamentally help build G4 to what it is today. As always, all things must come to an end but the reason why has been skillfully avoided by both Adam and G4. There is word buzzing around is that Sessler left due to a contract dispute, however this has not been confirmed.
Sessler’s Representative gave a statement:
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.
Sessler is known for his unique humor and brutally honest appeal to all aspects of the gaming world. He, along with several others survived the network’s many transitions, from ZDTV, TechTV to the current G4TV. Since then he was not only a host of X-Play, but also chief-in-editor, and he hosted a few web shows such as Feedback and probably most known, Sessler’s Soapbox. Sessler made no effort to hide his passion for gaming and perhaps his most notorious display of passion was a podcast in which he addressed criticisms of a review. One thing I attest to Sessler is what he says may either make you love him or hate him, but he is man deserving of respect.
Sessler later posted on Twitter,
"Thank you to everyone with your exceedingly kind wishes and thoughts, I think I'll finally take a nap."
Where he goes from here is not quite clear, but one thing is for sure: He is not out of gaming scene just yet!
References: Kotaku, EscapistMagazine