Game Spot TV, Extended Play, and X-Play all originated in San Francisco, California.Throughout the course of the show's history, it has gone through numerous changes, in more than just name.While originally maintaining its late-night time slot, new episodes were eventually moved to p.m.EST in the afternoons (usually airing on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays) starting on April 10, 2006. EST on September 5, 2006, before X-Play returned to prime-time on November 6 of the same year, to an p.m. On March 4, 2007, it was announced that the G4 Studios in Santa Monica would close on April 15.EST (although reruns still air at 8 o'clock) and a number of X-Play staff members were laid off.
On January 14, 2008, the G4 network commenced with a complete overhaul to the show's entire format, branding the move as X-Play "jumping to the next level".Unlike its predecessors, X-Play had more of an edge, containing some adult language and more mature (sometimes controversial) subject matter. X-Play aired four brand new episodes for their first two weeks, but would ultimately air three new episodes a week for the majority of the show's remainder on Tech TV.As a result, it was paired in a programming block with the network's other new show, Unscrewed with Martin Sargent. Many of the episodes created during this time period aired on the G4 Rewind block of retro programming in 2008; the first episode would end up being the last show on the channel itself before it officially shut down on December 31, 2014.The Disembodied Voice was also introduced to the show at this phase in its history.This unseen announcer would begin each episode with an often over-the-top introduction to which the hosts usually responded or commented (these comments varied widely, ranging from total non-sequiturs to Gilbert and Sullivan references to current events, along with viewer-submitted intros taken from the show's web forums).