After nearly a decade of absence, the G4 gaming network revealed last year that a full network reboot is underway. Now, a little over a year later, G4 has finally announced a date we can expect to see some of our favorite shows and gaming personalities making their return to the channel, and it’s just around the corner. According to the network, we can expect to see the return of the “pretty absurd sandbox” on November 16.
“Since the initial announcement of G4’s revival at Comic-Con @ Home last year, we’ve been in constant dialogue with our audiences through the content we’ve produced,” said Russell Arons, President of G4. “We have promised fans to build this network with their contribution and we are proud to say that our promise has been kept. At G4 we have never stopped playing and can’t wait for our fans to join us in our sandbox. hilarious and quite absurd on November 16th.
Starting November 16, the channel will be available on linear TV via Verizon Fios, Cox, and Xfinity TV, as well as streaming on Philo. In addition, G4 is also working with Twitch on a “multi-year promotional and commercial partnership”, although what exactly that entails, other than the channel available on Twitch, has not yet been disclosed. Last but not least, G4 has also confirmed that the network will continue to create “channel specific content” on its social media platforms, which means now is the time to start following G4’s Insta and connect with it. on YouTube if you don’t. don’t want to miss anything.
The new G4 will launch with faces familiar to former fans of the channel, namely former hosts Kevin Pereira and Adam Sessler. In addition to Pereira and Sessler, several other high-profile creators will be joining the channel for the very first time, including esports personalities Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, Ovile May and Froskurinn, WWE’s Xavier Woods (Austin Creed), YouTube stars Kassem G, Jirard “The Completionist” Khalil and Gina Darling, Twitch streamers Fiona Nova and Will Neff, and vStreamer CodeMiko.
G4 also revealed its lineup at launch, which – just like its cast – includes a good mix of legacy shows as well as fresh new content. Back on the channel, iconic game programs Attack of the show and Xplay, each of them promising to deliver the same content that fans have known and loved for so many years, but maybe with a few much-needed updates. According to the descriptions of the G4 programs, Attack on the show is billed as “a welcoming place for any fan who wants to spend a few hours laughing, watching epic stunts and hilarious skits, and delving into the latest internet trends”, while Xplay “returns as the first digital content brand that balances authoritative confidence aloud with the absurdity of a publicly accessible comedy skit, while (somehow) maintaining enough credibility to book interviews with the industry’s top luminaries.
In addition to Attack on the show and Xplay, the channel entered into an exclusive contract with Tokyo Broadcasting System Television granting them the right to broadcast the 167 episodes of the ninja warrior as well as three new tournaments. The channel will also air a comedy-esports show named Boosted, a Dungeons and Dragons limited edition series featuring Jack Black, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Smith and DrLupo, and live esports programming via ESL Gaming. All of these shows (and more) and are set to debut on G4 on November 16, when the channel makes its big comeback on TV.