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Adam Michael Sessler (born August 29, 1973) is the President of TheoryHead, Inc. a consultancy firm for entertainment and media. He is best known for being a former producer and editor-in-chief of Rev3Games, X-Play with Morgan Webb and editor-in-chief of G4's game content for the network. Sessler is notable as the only TV personality staff member to start with the channel from its launch as ZDTV all the way through its G4TV days when he left on April 25, 2012.



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This week on Address the Sess, Adam is joined by indie game developer Andy Schatz!
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, E3 is here! But Adam still wants to talk about The Last of Us, and specifically is the game fun? Does it NEED to be fun? Also, Adam answers your queston about much the hardcore gamers' opinion matters in the next-gen (Note: this was taped before Microsoft "clarified" their Xbox One policies).
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam tackles the past week's other controversy: the "launch" of EA's SimCity. What does this latest disaster mean for the future of always-online games? And where does EA go from here? PLUS: What free game is Adam going to take?
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This week on Address the Sess, we're all about shootin' - Titanfall, Evolve, and more.
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam ruminates on his recent preview of Watch_Dogs, and some of the fascinating through-lines between it and Ubisoft Montreal's other games, notably Assassin's Creed 3 and Far Cry 3. Plus: Adam wants more DLC like Blood Dragon, and is there any chance we'll see a next-gen Banjo Kazooie?
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam is answering YOUR questions! He discusses whether military shooters can have truly compelling narrative, and shares a little more light on his review process.
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This week on the final holiday Q&A edition of Sessler's ...Something, Adam answers your question about why we don't typically review handheld games, and whether or not Adam enjoys board games. See you next week with a brand new episode!
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This week, Adam talks fanboys and the possibility of cheaper games in the next-gen!
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On this week's Sessler's ...Something, Adam talks about Metacritic.
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam reports in from 2013 Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals and ponders the issue we face in discussing and typifying games.
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This week on Sessler's... Something, Adam touches on the recent news of Microsoft buying the rights to the Gears of War franchise. Watch as he discusses what this means for MS, and where Black Tusk Studios may take the future of the franchise.
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam ponders whether Microsoft's silence over their next-gen console is a bad thing. ALSO: when can game length detract from the quality of the product?
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With Grand Theft Auto 5 almost here, Adam examines our fascination with the GTA franchise.
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam discusses the future of virtual reality, its presence at GDC, and the potential it has to introduce new genres of games more dependent on exploration and storytelling than combat and action.
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam runs down our process for choosing our game(s) of the year, and reflects further on the ongoing YouTube copyright controversy.
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam answers your questions about whether or not EA can bounce back from the Battlefield fiasco, and how game price affects review scores.
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This week, Adam talks about the issue of game length and whether longer playing time equates to more value.
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This week on Address the Sess, Adam is joined by TotalBuscuit to discuss the Watch Dogs Delay, Pokemon, Metacritic, and more.
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This week on Address the Sess, Adam responds to questions on review scale, discusses the Steam Box, and the theme of religion in games.
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This week on Sessler's Something, Adam reflects on the trifecta of Steam announcements, and ponders the eventual place that the Steam Machine will fill in the upcoming generation. Plus, learn why Adam thinks Wind Waker's visual style will stand the test of time.
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With the recent resignation of EA CEO John Riccitello, Adam examines the events that caused his departure and looks into what's on the horizon for EA. Plus, he discusses the idea and subsequent impact of exclusive reviews.
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, we finally saw the announcement of the announcement of the next Xbox! All (or, at least some) will be revealed on May 21st, but until then, why don't we speculate wildly? What do you want to see in the next Xbox?
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam reflects on the tragedy at Newtown, and the conversation about violence in video games.
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On this first episode of Address the Sess, Adam talks, the new Xbox, the Ouya and exclusive reviews...with you!
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam reflects on the recent news that the Xbox One will not require Kinect to function (but will still be bundled in), and shares three small games he's recently fallen in love with.
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In light of Obama's proposal this week to study the impact of media on violence, Adam examines what exactly it is about video game violence that attracts us, and how those unfamiliar with new media have a tendency to misconstrue it.
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With the recently announced addition of multiplayer to the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, Adam takes this week to examine the reasons why a developer might add such a mode to their game. Do you think Tomb Raider could benefit from multiplayer?
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Adam talks about the Xbox One's new look on indie gaming and self-publishing.
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On this special extra-long edition of Address the Sess, Adam discusses pretty much every E3 topic you could think of. Will we hear prices for the new consoles or anything about used games? Will Microsoft come out in support of independent developers, or will they remain in the 'walled garden'? And in this age of Nintendo Directs and social media, is E3 even relevant anymore? Tune in for Adam's - and your - opinions!
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This week on Address the Sess, Adam chats Xbox One and PS4 trends, Metal Gear Solid 5, DRM, the Dual Shock 4, and more.
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Adam Sessler talks about the "Broken Age" Kickstarter project, crowdfunding and video game preservation on this episode of Sessler's ...Something.
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It's the last week of 2012, which means it is time to reflect. This week on Sessler's ...Something Adam ponders the biggest gaming stories of the year. What do you think was the biggest story of the year?
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam looks back at the launch of the Xbox 360 and the PS3, and ponders how different the surrounding environment was. Plus: how bad are GTA Online's problems, and what should consumers expect?
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam wants to discuss how Rev3Games will be reviewing next-gen hardware and games. Look for our first reviews of Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed 4 very soon!
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, we are on the cusp of THE NEXT GENERATION... of console wars. Before we dust off those pitchforks and sharpen those spears, is it really worth it to align ourselves with one particular manufacturer? Does one console HAVE to be better than the other, or is healthy competition a good thing? Can't we all just get along?
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam reflects on the intriguing announcement of Valve's SteamOS, and ponders what the rest of the week's announcements might have in store. Will we see Half-Life 3, or a physical Steam console, or maybe a Steam subscription service ala Netflix? We'll find out soon enough.
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This week on Sessler's Something, Adam discusses the dwindling sales numbers of Nintendo's Wii U, and ruminates on his frustrations with the company and how they can potentially bring themselves out of the red.
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This week, Adam wishes for a next-gen future of gaming with no loading screens, and reflects on the effects waiting around has had on gameplay.
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam braved the crowds and headed into the Black Friday shopping madness, and was reminded of the gaming community outside the hardcore bubble. Plus: Adam reflects on Assassin's Creed IV's massive open world, and the sometimes-puzzling contradiction between narrative and activities.
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The new year is almost upon us, so this week Adam stares into the crystal ball and brings you his predictions for 2013. Next-gen consoles? Check. Too many Q1 games? Check. Summer dry spell? Check. New Zelda game? PLEASE NINTENDO GIVE IT TO US.
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This week on Address The Sess: International Edition, we're talking about the post next-gen launch world. How were the launches around the globe? What's the advertising situation? And what the hell is Electronic Arts doing with Battlefield 4?
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam tackles the Titanfall multiplayer match size, and discusses why bigger isn't always better. Plus: why you shouldn't be okay with working for free.
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It's time for the first Address The Sess of 2014, and what better way to kick off the new year than with SEVERE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES? (Things should be back to normal next week, we promise.) Besides that, we run the gamut on topics this week, discussing everything from PlayStation Now to episodic games to who Adam expects to win the virtual reality war - and it's not who you think!
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This time around, Adam flips the script and asks questions about TV/video game crossovers, the Ouya and what he would do if he were EA's CEO.
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This week on Sessler's Something, Adam reflects on the Titanfall beta and the reveal of Turtle Rock Studios' EVOLVE, and how they may represent a changing tide in online multiplayer.
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This week on Address the Ses, Adam chats with YOU about the Xbox One's newly-announced launch date, PAX Prime 2013, and Keiji Infaune's Mega Man-esque Kickstarter, the Mighty No 9.
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam discusses his first review of 2013, and ruminates on the issue of review scores.
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This is it: less than two weeks from now, both Sony and Microsoft's next-gen consoles will finally be out! In this installment of Sessler's ...Something, Adam talks about what he wants to see from the first batch of truly next-gen games, and speculates that indies might be the primary source of innovation this generation. Plus: Adam covers what videos expect from us this week, including the first batch of PS4 reviews, all our coverage from Sony's PlayStation 4 launch in New York and much more!
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, E3 is almost upon us, and Adam wants to help you prepare. How do you make sense of the E3 mayhem and what can we epxect from the show? Plus - what does Adam think of EA's removal of their online pass system?
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam ruminates on the upcoming releases of Beyond: Two Souls and The Wolf Among Us, and the surrounding debate over what makes a game a "game." Plus: how Adam did a 180 and fell in love with livestreams.
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It's late Summer and news is slow, so this week Adam decided to answer several questions from the audience.
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Adam talks next-gen consoles this week, specifically, what could be the Playstation 4.
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Giant Bomb's Patrick Klepek on his Xbox DRM story. Could Microsoft still be making decisions? Xbox betrayal! Staying with PS4 still? And more.
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam discusses the future of virtual reality, its presence at GDC, and the potential it has to introduce new genres of games more dependent on exploration and storytelling than combat and action.
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam returns from vacation to ruminate on Sony's PlayStation Now announcement, and the ramifications it could have on the future of consoles. Plus: Adam responds to criticisms of his game of the year choice, and ponders the definition of "game."
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam reflects on the unfortunate delay of Watch_Dogs (and Driveclub), and ponders: should we still care about the launch of the next-gen consoles? Plus: Adam says goodbye to Max Scoville.
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With the announcement of the 2DS and Wind Waker HD, Adam got to thinking about Nintendo's strategy and if Microsoft and Sony could follow suit.
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In honor of Shark Week, Adam explores the relationship between sharks and video games.
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Adam Sessler laments the destruction of the least important part of his gaming collection: the cases. What will happen when things finally go all digital? And why did throwing out the game cases make Adam a bit anxious?
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This week on Sessler's Something, we're right inbetween the launch of the PS4 and that of the Xbox One. We've had reports of some bad PS4 units, but what can we make of those reports? How bad is the problem? And will Microsoft's launch be any smoother?
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This week on Sessler's Something, Adam shares his advice for doing your own games criticism, and includes his thoughts on the growing trend of HD remakes.
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Adam Sessler discusses the "#1ReasonWhy" Twitter hashtag and the ongoing conversation about sexism in the video game industry. 2012 has been particularly poor in regards to this topic, especially in the online gaming community. What's the fix to this problem?
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In a historic move, Microsoft officially reversed a ton of the Xbox One's much debated always-online and DRM functionalities last week. What does this mean for the industry, and for this fall's next-gen battleground?
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With Sony's newfound appreciation for indie gaming, Adam discusses what this does for the company's new console and what it means for gaming in general moving forward.
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam discusses the concept of ethics in video game journalism, and the idea that some publishers pay outlets for positive reviews.
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam is still thinking about the Xbox One, and the massive misstep that Microsoft made in their announcement. Although we must wait to reserve final judgment, how did they manage to mess up their messaging so much? And what is Nintendo thinking with their attack on the Lets Play community?
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam reflects on the most impressive games at PAX, and ponders whether the Xbox One's November 22nd release date could hurt the console.
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This week on Address the Sess, we're all talking about the PS4. Obviously.
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam discusses the tricky subject of difficulty in games, and how "fun and challenging" can turn into "I want to destroy my controller." Also, Adam answers YOUR question about the fate of Nintendo's Wii U. Start your flame engines.
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Adam Sessler has returned and to discuss one growing theme in video games, the idea of choice.
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This time on Address the Sess, we're discussing the Machinima Xbox contract controversy with ReconXBL, the guy who kicked this whole firestorm off by leaking the contract in the first place. In addition, we're joined by TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit, Kotaku's Jason Schreier, and industry PR veteran Erik Reynolds!
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam reflects on the past two weeks of God/Gears of War, and ponders the nature of prequels. Can they be great? What challenges do they face?
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As the Wii U launch came and went, Adam noticed a few things wrong with Nintendo's approach.
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This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam reflects on the revelation that the NSA is spying on World of Warcraft, Xbox Live, and Second Life, and wallows in the depressing news that Fallout 4's "teaser site" was a hoax.
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This week on Address the Sess, we're talking about the Xbox One, the PS4, and the launch of the next generation.
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