Extended Play was actually the original title of X-Play, but the show couldn't call themselves that at first due to the ownership of Ziff Davis. Instead, a Game Spot.com format had to be settled on. That all changed, when the company ended its relationship with the network in 2000.
porn star-turned MTV VJ, Simon Rex, was seen as "The Lord of the Games". Also, the original format featured the typical reviews, previews, and tips, as well as on-camera head-to-head matches, among other elements that never made it to the finished program.