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X-play and Attack of The Show ending. :

 26 Sgt Ricko, Sun, 28th Oct '12 1:06:08 PM from Guam, USA Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
The issue with Xplay was it's TV format. A website can show bias towards big-name titles and still give plenty of coverage to the smaller titles, provided they have the manpower to do so. The reason why is because it's a website: the readers choose what they want to read and when, so they can still give massive exposes to Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 while conducting interviews with promising developers or snooping out upcoming projects.

But Xplay doesn't have that advantage. Instead, all they have is a half-hour show, and they've gotta choose what's gonna get more viewers: some obscure PC game called Dwarf Fortress that takes a certain amount of patience to like and drives away casuals like the plague, or a flashy new COD game with high-end graphics that the kiddies are all crazy about? Oh, and giving it coverage would mean a good chance of more interviews and press with them? Not hard to guess which one is gonna win the screentime then.
Would you believe I never fully watched the original Indiana Jones trilogy? I gotta correct that someday.
Keep in mind too that X-play existed before the indie boom of 2006-on. But they did champion a number of underrated quality games like Beyond Good & Evil.

 28 Risetteer, Mon, 29th Oct '12 4:51:25 AM from Kagamination Relationship Status: Tsundere'ing
The Girl Behind the Aura
And some of their best reviews were for games no one played, like Stake and Lifeline.

Did anyone here play Stake or Lifeline?

No, you did not.

But they did, and it was amazing.
 29 nomuru2d, Mon, 29th Oct '12 6:33:46 AM from Back in Inkster, MI Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
Gamer-turning-maker
I had a demo for Lifeline.

Which I couldn't play because I was too broke to have a headset.

Seriously, why'd they think that thing was a good idea for PS2?
Long live Cinematech.

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Oh, some of their 1/5 reviews were hilarious back when they were still funny. I'm amazed that none of the internet's more famous humorists haven't tried to have fun with the likes of Stake and Drake Of The 99 Dragons.

edited 30th Oct '12 6:45:43 PM by BearyScary

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 31 Sgt Ricko, Tue, 30th Oct '12 9:19:17 PM from Guam, USA Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Probably because Youtube tends not to parody stuff from the late 90s and early 2000s. Second, X-Play is one of those shows that trying to make any sort of video about will automatically get you labeled a "casual n00b" online due to it being one of those It's Popular, Now it Sucks shows. Well, at least it was a couple years back...
Would you believe I never fully watched the original Indiana Jones trilogy? I gotta correct that someday.
[up]Well, they certainly solved that problem.
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