He hosted X-Play for 15 years. He stated some ideals about game visuals (60fps, 1080p, other MoooaRRR Grafphicxz stuff.) As those ideals didn't make their way into consoles as guarantees for every single FUCKINGGAMEEVER, he said "it's alright as long as games are fun." There was an uproar by internet nerds and he left the gaming pundit business in a huff. OP cites some gamergate stuff, I remember looking for stories at the time as to why people were mad at Sessler and didn't see anything gamergate related.
I find it hypocritical and hilarious how he has spent the last couple of years shitting on pretty much his old fanbase (white males, gamers, etc) and now hes crawling back making videos for them. Gotta love the comment section.
Like his coverage of games and some of the stuff he discussed in reviews and their old podcast. Don't care if he is 1000 years old. No fucks given. I want MORE people into games not less, regardless of age.
X-Play was the only thing I saw that truly felt like they loved gaming on TV. Everything out there was 'GAMING IS CORRUPTING THE YOUTH' and other such dribble. School you were mocked for enjoying games (my have times changed), and I felt like I had a connection to the cast of the show. I used to look up to Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb. They were these cool adults who played video games for a living!
Over time gaming became more acceptable of a hobby and by the time Wii released, it was everywhere. I started dropping off of TechTV/G4 around this time as I found online communities (such as 1UP) and just enjoyed playing games with other like-minded individuals online.
Sad to see that Adam has become such a repugnant person. Utterly devoid of any respect and so entrenched in the cult-like mentality of the far-left. Morgan Webb seems to have fared better, at least given how little I see of her or horrendous hot takes.
To me, I will still continue to remember Sessler as the goofy dumbass who hosted Xplay, not the ego-centric cunt waffle who ran Rev3Games, bitched about achievements, and openly promotes harassment and doxxing.