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VGA Awards – Better than Nothing


Gripes is all my Twitter timeline was filled with on Saturday evening because of the slew of tweets berating the VGA awards.  Sure they where horrendous moments where the viewer had to ask, “Why would you honor games with a soldier crouching over a video game producer?”  But for the most part, we have to be happy the show was on.

The image molded into my brain after the VGA

Most people probably won’t agree and just point to the horrible Hollywood element crept into the show (Charlie Sheen even presented an award), but I enjoyed seeing the industry celebs like Cliffy B and Miyamoto on the big stage.

Growing up I would have dreamed of watching a Video Game awards show.  Back then Video Games didn’t get any appreciation, only by the kids who played them. Now gaming is more mainstream so advertisers see an award show as a good way to reach their target market.

It’s the age of G4 TV and free games on Facebook.  Games are everywhere.  It’s not just the image of the pocket protector wearing guys who played Dungeons and Dragons.

I think all gamers are unique so it’s going to be hard to cater a Video Game award show to every gamer out there; which probably explains the public discontent on my Twitter timeline.

Sure I shook my head when I saw the guy tea-bagging and the discussions of tea-bagging.  Tea-bagging was a joke from the original Halo 2 online. So to me, that joke is far to old to be effective. Now, the joke is probably only potent to the pre-adolescent gamers.  Other than that one crude joke and the possible spoilers shown on the trailers, I am happy there was a Video Game Awards.  It’s far better than not having one at all.

Until next year Spike TV!

  1. December 12, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Was I the only one who felt slightly let down by the whole thing? There were just too many non-gameplay trailers released for me to get excited…

    • December 13, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      Yes, as a whole it was a let down. They could have done a lot more to better represent the industry. Still it had some good trailers like Alan Wake and the new Rainbow 6.

  1. May 15, 2012 at 11:20 pm

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