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I finally decided to STOP watching X-PLAY and G4TV.

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hatmoza 2.0 said:
i stopped watching xplay
but juz becuz morgan is so fucking fake
but i still tivo aots cuz kevin and olivia are cool

 

both shows suck



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BoneArk said:

I've been watching X-PLAY when it was called Extended Play back when I was in high school. I decided to stop watching it because it got too fanboyish. X-PLAY used to be about the games for whatever console it comes out for, nowadays the spotlight is on the XBOX 360 and PC games. They focus too much on 360 games and not enough on the other great games on the other consoles. If you watch the show everyday like I did you will notice the love they have for the 360, they always have a Halo 3 or Gears cheats, they give praise to the 360 exclusives for months, and for the past 3 years X-PLAY's game of year has gone to 360 exclusives(06' Gears of War, 07' Bioshock(its now on the PS3), 08' Fable 2). I think X-PLAY focus too much on all the hyped games and forget the other good games that are also coming out. Their definition of hardcore has changed alot from an addicting game with a great storyline to a m-rated and bloody shooter. The reviews have become too predictable nowadays and any game thats m-rated has a good chance of getting a perfect score. I saw a segment on a  episode of X-PLAY about a month ago talking about the top 5 games franchises they wanted to see gone and most of the games on the list consist games for casual and/or kid gamers and I was thinking that games are for everyone even before the Wii came out; didn't they play games when they were kids, I know I did. I read forums about X-PLAY saying the X in X-PLAY means X-BOX, gamers asking if G4TV is owned by Microsoft, gamers saying X-PLAY hates japanese consoles and games, and ect. I don't know if any of that is true or not but I'm not going to watch to find out. I used to defend X-PLAY when people talked bad about it but I guess I was wrong.

 

I agree with the bias, but fanboyish!! does that mean that you're done with VGchartz as well, this place reeks of fan boys



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Strategyking92 said:
So, you are saying fable 2, gears of war, and bioshock (especially) didn't deserve to win GOTY awards? I think your problem is that you just don't like seeing the xbox praised. And the fact that most hardcore games are m-rated has to do with realism and the fact that there aren't alot of e-t rated games coming out anymore. Realism. If every ps2 game had it, people would be making excuses that it wasn't hardcore cause all the kids only play the m rated games on the system.
And about the nintendo hate: it's pure bullshit. I bet everyone has forgotten about the wii's launch. X-play highly praised the system, gave zelda a 5 out of 5 and so on. If you notice a change in their tune, maybe it's not bias, but disappointment. Maybe they have a freaking reason to be disappointed.


I don't think x-play is bias, or anything. I just think they've gotten boring, and too artificial.

That's what bugs me, the statements people bandy about like fact because of the games THEY like completely oblivious to the real facts.  Strategyking 92 said "And the fact that most hardcore games are m-rated has to do with realism and the fact that there aren't a lot of e-t rated games coming out anymore." That is just not true.

According to the Entertainment Software Association in their annual report for 2008 (games sold July 2007 to July 2008):

Sales by rating were E -45%,  E+10-12%,  T-28%, M-15%

85% of all games sold were NOT M, so I'd say a lot of E-T rated games are coming out but they just aren't noticed by the hardcore minority who think they control all gaming and do in fact control the gaming press. They just don't control that much of the actual sales

Just to make it clear who the ESA is, it is made up of the following game developers who commission and pay for the study. ESA members Atari, Inc. Capcom, Codemasters , Disney Interactive Studios, Eidos, Epic Games, Her Interactive, Inc. Konami , Microsoft Corporation, Midway ,MTV Games ,Namco Bandai,NC Interactive ,Nintendo ,SEGA , Sony Computer Entertainment, Square Enix, Take-Two,THQ, Ubisoft, Warner Bros.

And by the by, fortunately wholesale slaughter with grotesque super weapons hardly constitutes realism, at least for most of the world, thank God. 



you can just tell that morgan has lost her zeal for what she does....and now just does it because. Adam is getting old (jokes too) and there just isn't any interest anymore. and yea, they're totally bias. shooter shooter shooter. 360 360 360. why don't they show the PS3 version of multiplat games? it's always the 360 ver. hardly the PC if you ask me either.



G4 is god awful now. all they show are those weird...japanese...shows.



 

 

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I watch x-play even thought they don't like the games that I prefer. Morgan rock Baby



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LifeTaker21 said:
i don't like x-play at all .they are xbox lovers and see how they hate on nintendo has got worse on the show .people in NA dislike ps3 they hate nintendo . people like ps3 , it the wii they don't like . everyday i see hate about wii and x-play are worse to do it . i think thats mess up .

 

 They gave No More Heroes a 5 so they're cool with me for now.

 

True. But that was before they took a turn toward the "fanish" -- which is a shame. The sad thing is that Sessler ought to know better -- he has been around forever. But then again, he may have survived by adapting (He is the last person who worked for Tech TV still standing).

Speaking of NMH, they have made comments wondering if such a game should have come out on the Wii and when the sequel was announced added to specultation that was it was not for the Wii.

Back to the OP -- I started losing interest when the format changed. I loved the old reviews and skits. But trying to be a semi real time news show just wasn't for me. I used to tape (yes, I still use my VCR) and scan for reviews and anything intersesting. But it became less and less to the point that I decided to give it up (watching Xplay) as my New Year's Resolution

Being a Wii owner, I can speak to the shift. The first year the Wii was out, it swept the hosts' awards. Now, it draws their ire. Admittedly, not every game is great. But still, it was neither as good as they made it out to be in late 2006 nor as bad as they make it out to be now. And they were incredulous when MKWii won best racer last year in Gphoria -- even though they lauded the DS game perviously and the Wii builds upon that effort.

 

Mike from Morgantown

 

PS -- One last piece of bias. Late last year, they talked about how the Wii needed more Balance Board games -- right after reviewing the Xbox360/PS3 version of Shaun White. They never mentioned the Wii version of that game -- which has generally garnered higher reviews.



      


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Squilliam said:
So if they are catering to their audience is there a problem, really?

Catering to the audience is not a problem. But when you start essentially being smug/swarmy toward others, that begin to make you a fanzine show rather than a magazine show. You should not bill yourself as the latter when you begin to act as the former. And what has happened is that things of a certain style are increasingly belittled on X-play.

Plus, what is the audience? One would assume that it is more Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers. But if you thought the same about Game Informer from looking at its content, you would be wrong since their own survey published last year showed that more readers owned Wiis than PS3s. 

 

Mike from Morgantown

 

 

 



      


I am Mario.


I like to jump around, and would lead a fairly serene and aimless existence if it weren't for my friends always getting into trouble. I love to help out, even when it puts me at risk. I seem to make friends with people who just can't stay out of trouble.

Wii Friend Code: 1624 6601 1126 1492

NNID: Mike_INTV