G4 has announced the hosts for its rebooted network, including X-Play and Attack of the Show! veterans Adam Sessler and Kevin Pereira.
Game channel G4 you have announced the new hosts on your rebooted network. The NBC-owned cable television channel aired video game and technology programming for the first few years before going inactive in 2014. G4 announced its return after a six-year hiatus last July.
In a Twitter video featuring “Acting CEO” Jerry_XL and WWE wrestler Xavier Woods, G4 now announces some of the personalities who will present their next shows. Two old favorites are returning to the game, Adam Sessler and Kevin Pereira, along with streaming-age commentators Ovilee May and Indiana “Froskurinn” Black. Woods was announced as the network’s first host in August. See the full video announcement below:
Dot Sports confirms Sessler will direct a revival of X-Play, a popular G4 golden age show that he originally hosted. Pereira will also revive his old outfit, Attack of the show! May and Black come from League of Legends world and will appear in G4 esports content. Pereira jokingly refers to the chain’s decline in his statement:
If you told me nine years ago that I would be returning to G4 in 2021, I would ask if I would be on an episode of COPS. I’m delighted to be back home and can’t wait to bring a fresh approach to the epic stunts, ill-conceived comedy sketches, and pop culture commentary they made. Attack of the show! such a phenomenon during its first run.
The host’s reveal comes amid an ongoing hashtag campaign # G4NeedsTalent, which the network began in July with a call for submissions from Sessler. The campaign asks fans to nominate potential hosts or come forward for consideration on the G4 subreddit. The world of video game reviews has changed enormously in the last six years with the explosion of live streaming platforms like Twitch and the new G4 seems determined to keep up.
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