Submitted by Filthcardia 1035d ago | opinion piece

Are the Spike Video Game Awards Still Relevant?

Jeff from Holygrenade wonders if Spike's excuse for an award show is still relevant. (Industry)

DERKADER  +   1035d ago
Yeah it's relevant if you only get your gaming news/information via corporate marketing.
RoccoXIII  +   1035d ago
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.
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BlindGuardian  +   1035d ago
"Are the Spike Video Game Awards Still Relevant?"

they never were, not even close
DERKADER  +   1035d ago
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.
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Flipgeneral  +   1035d ago
"and the RPG of the year award goes to.... Madden NFL 13!!"
Persistantthug  +   1035d ago
The SPIKE VGA Awards are owned by MTV.....It's never been Relevant.
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.
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NukaCola  +   1034d ago
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.
Tripe_Down  +   1035d ago
no, it´s pure commerce ...not the games win, the most sells games win the awards ...
Ezz2013  +   1035d ago
really ?!
is that's why there is no halo 4 or BLOPS 2 in GOTY nominees ?!
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iamnsuperman  +   1035d ago
"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.
nassour  +   1035d ago
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
Son_Lee  +   1035d ago
They were never relevant.
nutcrackr  +   1035d ago
This, only useful for exclusive game trailers
dgonza40  +   1034d ago
So they're relevant.. Lol
MariaHelFutura  +   1035d ago
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.
Locksus  +   1035d ago
Implying they ever were. Just watching it for the potentially awesome game reveals.
GamerSciz  +   1035d ago
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.
Ezz2013  +   1035d ago
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
kingme71  +   1035d ago
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.
rainslacker  +   1034d ago
Or you could just watch the reveals on the internet 5 minutes after they air. TiVo still goes into calculating viewership numbers.:)
Riderz1337  +   1035d ago
It's a popularity contest. Only watching it cause Naughty Dog is forcing me too.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1035d ago
Just watching for new trailers/announced games. The awards are a joke, especially the selected candidates for GoTY
sdozzo  +   1035d ago
Nope. Besides the title a game gets I don't think the mass market cares.
FarCryLover182  +   1034d ago
The awards are worthless, but the new game trailers and reveals are quite nice.
PS4isKing_82  +   1034d ago
No. The VGAs are a joke to the industry.
Jek_Porkins  +   1034d ago
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.
r21  +   1034d ago
I remember a year ago that another article just like this appeared and the answer is still the same.
ghostrider32  +   1034d ago
Anything owned by MTV is not relevant.
kalkano  +   1034d ago
Have they shown the "great news for old-school gamers" yet? I've seen a few articles about reveals, but nothing that would qualify.
Smashbro29  +   1034d ago
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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