Jeff from Holygrenade wonders if Spike's excuse for an award show is still relevant.
Yeah it's relevant if you only get your gaming news/information via corporate marketing.
Bro, all gaming news is delivered via "corporate marketing". FOX owns IGN, Viacom owns Gametrailers, CBS owns Gamespot, etc... The VGA's has had its problems in the past, but its only ten years old and gets better each year. Stop being jaded about everything, Gamers. I'm looking forward to a night of awesome premieres and a two hour block of television dedicated to my favorite hobby. Good times.
"Are the Spike Video Game Awards Still Relevant?" they never were, not even close
Although I do agree that most gaming information is feed to us by marketing campaigns, I would like to see a more open and direct line of communication with developers without all the unnecessary filler that advertising causes.
"and the RPG of the year award goes to.... Madden NFL 13!!"
It's a puerile, juvenile junk show that makes gamers look like ignoramuses......an embarrassment to gamers. Instead of showing awards like they should be shown, they'd rather show that Felisha Day broad eating cupcakes while getting frosting on her mouth....sh17 like that. It's about as relevant as an MTV Movie award. Keep your eyes open for the AIAS AWARDS. That's a real Academy and is the OSCAR equivalent for the video game industry.....basically.
I don't watch even them anymore. I used to tune in for the new trailers but now I can just come to N4G or Youtube as the new premiers and trailers are posted. The VGAs are useless and a complete embarrassment to gaming.
no, it´s pure commerce ...not the games win, the most sells games win the awards ...
really ?! is that's why there is no halo 4 or BLOPS 2 in GOTY nominees ?!
"The VGAs are notorious for hosting many major reveals" and here lies the problem. I find they are taken less seriously as an award show because all its has become is a public stage for reveals. If they can they should cut that and actually start doing the award show properly.
completely agree with that, comparing the VGA to the oscars is already bad as it is, its more like the MTV awards of game, purely commercial
They were never relevant.
This, only useful for exclusive game trailers
So they're relevant.. Lol
If you love Doritos, Mountain Dew and watching actors/actresses who pretend to enjoy gaming then they're very relevant.... All I want to see is 2 games that begin w / "The Last" and one I most likely won't see, so I'll just wait and watch it when it gets posted online. I will not be tuning in to support this garbage for one minute.
Implying they ever were. Just watching it for the potentially awesome game reveals.
The only reason this year may be different is the GOTY award is not going to go to Halo 4 or COD Blops 2. They aren't on the list. So it should be interesting to see who wins. Other then that, no they aren't relevant except for trailers/teasers and possible announcements.
you would find ppl here say no but when you go to the site you will find alot and alot and alot of ppl care about it and pretty much every gaming site care about it
Is any award show relevant? Do I care that the music industry garnishes praise and awards upon each other or likewise the movie industry? They are just silly hype machines for their respective product. Why doesn't the insurance business have a televised award ceremony? "And the 2012 Actuary of the year award goes to Spencer Pendelton III for his world class use of asset management and balance sheet budgeting". Just TiVo the Spike VGA's, watch the reveals and fast forward past the awards.
Or you could just watch the reveals on the internet 5 minutes after they air. TiVo still goes into calculating viewership numbers.:)
It's a popularity contest. Only watching it cause Naughty Dog is forcing me too.
Just watching for new trailers/announced games. The awards are a joke, especially the selected candidates for GoTY
Nope. Besides the title a game gets I don't think the mass market cares.
The awards are worthless, but the new game trailers and reveals are quite nice.
No. The VGAs are a joke to the industry.
Its not perfect and like every other award show its pretty much bought and paid for via various corporations, but it does bring gaming to the forefront and out of what people tend to perceive as "something nerds do". Its a spectacle and there can be some decent reveals like last years The Last Of Us reveal. So its at best a bit of a mixed blessing, but at least its a pretty big gaming related event that makes the news. I'm so tired of negative gaming news lately.
I remember a year ago that another article just like this appeared and the answer is still the same.
Anything owned by MTV is not relevant.
Have they shown the "great news for old-school gamers" yet? I've seen a few articles about reveals, but nothing that would qualify.
I don't get it, who there chooses the game of the year? Who decided that they have the authority to tell people what the best game is?
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