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Submitted by Theyellowflash30 794d ago | opinion piece

Let’s be Honest guys, The VGX Awards Sucked

Nintendo could have saved the craptastic show with a new look at a game we hadn’t already seen a week or two ago, but they trolled us all with DKC Tropical Freeze. (Nintendo, PS3, PS4, VGX, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Majin-vegeta  +   794d ago
Everyone knows this was the main attraction at the event.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   794d ago
Lol lets be honest.

Yeah it sucked. And it wasn't so much the host for me anyway he was about 50 50. It was the fact that most of those reveals were freakin indies. I don't have a problem with indies but they went indie crazy.

This is the thing. Indies are becoming so big that they need there own show/event or convention. Whatever as long as it doesn't get in the way of the AAA showcases. Those are the type of games I wanna see at the end of the day.

I said this twice already but Sony was a no show. And they even said Sony would be there or heavily speculated that they would (Geoff Keighly -_-)

So Geoff lied to all of us.

It was a terrible show overall.
cyguration  +   794d ago
What's wrong with indies? Dude, please... enough with this anti-hippy BS.

No Man's Sky looked a heck of a lot more interesting than Quantum Break, which was promoted as yet ANOTHER generic Hollywood action-shooter with slow-motion abilities, because oh right, we didn't get enough of that in that FPS time game, Max Payne, BioShock, Syndicate and a bunch of other titles out there.

I don't mind that indies get mainstream attention, but that was actually one of the highlights of the show.

The downside was the fact that it looked pretty cheap and terrible, it was produced like a last-minute Saturday night awards special -- oh wait, it was! -- and Keighley looked like he was about keel over.

McHale's misanthropic/nihilistic approach helped bring enough cringe to make it entertaining.
Godmars290  +   794d ago
Keighly's just doing his job, which is to get people to watch.

Sadly however, how he tries to get people to watch by teasing overhyping rather than just plain hyping, and misdirection.

Or in other words, yeah, lying.
badboy776  +   794d ago
Cranky Kong!!!!
AngelicIceDiamond  +   794d ago

There's nothing wrong with indies. No man's Sky is easily my most anticipated indie game and that's the first I've been super pumped for any indie game. In fact I think No Man's Sky is the most anticipated since Minecraft.

Geoff easily mislead all of us when he said huge announcements and Sony was was gonna be there. The misleading is what I'm upset about. Yeah there were some great announcements.

I'm not saying just throw the indie community in some downscale event but simply separate the two. Indies on this side and Blockbuster AAA's on the other.

Can we just the agree the show as a whole sucked?
mikeslemonade  +   794d ago
So most of you guys are complaining about Nintendo? It wasn't the shows' fault. It was Nintendo's fault.
TheKayle1  +   794d ago

wtf mans sky looked a check of a lots more intereting of whta?!...i think u hard drunk
EVILDEAD360  +   794d ago
The show was horrible. If this show is the result of listening to the internet gaming fans then they should STOP listening to internet gaming fans.

Award shows have clichés and that
s cool, but mainstreaming gaming was NOT a bad thing. Bring the crowds, the stars etc.

Loved a few of the World Premieres though.

slimeybrainboy  +   794d ago
@mikeslemonade Nintendo were crap, but at least they showed up. In some ways that's worse, they showed up in person and didnt even have anything.

MS demo'd QB and TF, kinda lame that there was no reveal, but again, they showed up.

I'm most dissapointed in Sony, more so because I have a PS4. They didnt even raise their head. There was no reveal, no announcemnt, not even one of thse shitty "60 mins of eclusive content" announcement. There was nothing.

The show really wasnt all that bad, it's just the presenter put everyone in a negative 'let's find faults' mode. No Man's Sky and the Schafer game looked really good, and I actually liked how disorganised the black guys were, Joel's jokes ripping on Geoff were pretty funny. Also Divison and Witcher looks were cool. The rest was a complete waste of time.
rainslacker  +   793d ago
Nothing wrong with showing indies. Everything was just too spread out. I think the show should have been more focused by showing the indies and AAA or A games in more succession instead of show an award, show a trailer, then talk about it for 10 minutes. Most of the show was padding and was painfully boring.

Most of the "world premieres" were for games that we already knew about, except for the indies.

Indies also have plenty of their own shows/conventions throughout the year. They just don't typically get national TV/Streaming coverage. Indies are becoming mainstream though, and if the big devs don't want to show their work at VGX, it's only natural they'd go to the developers that are willing to, and I can't imagine any indie is going to pass up the chance to be shown on VGX.

On a side note, I hated it when they were about to show a trailer, and then they would say what it was for. Trailers should surprise you when you watch them. It takes away a little bit of the surprise and interest when they tell you what it's for, and then show it.
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SilentNegotiator  +   793d ago
"What's wrong with indies?"

Certain fanboys have a problem with them now that Xbox doesn't own a near monopoly on them.
Vegetarianshark  +   793d ago
@AngelicIceDiamond The problem is not too much indies, the problem is not enough AAA games! Stop blaming indie developers for showing off their games and start requesting for AAA studios to pump out more ip's!
Godmars290  +   793d ago
Actually, MS's issue was that they tried to own all of the indies while trying not to own them. Telling them how they were going to do business with them as if they were the only game in town.
animegamingnerd  +   794d ago
you know your event sucks when a overuse meme is the highlight of it
Jughead3416  +   794d ago
It was bad. I didn't expect a mini version of E3 or anything, but I did expect a much better presentation. I don't think they should even air this on Monday. I appreciate some of the reveals like the next gen Tomb Raider, and more The Division footage, but a lot of it was forgettable to me. And the host was just awful. And that concert....(puke)
kneon  +   794d ago
It sounds like I made the right choice, I ignored VGX and played games all night instead.
Destrania  +   793d ago
Haha, I LOVED that Naughty Dog did that! Awesome.
GamersHeaven  +   794d ago
You sound a bit cranky but yes I agree it was god awful.
Theyellowflash30  +   794d ago
LOL, the best game there was Donkey Kong! LOL
LOL_WUT  +   794d ago
No, The Division, No Mans Sky, Thief and The Witcher all say hi ;)

By the way damn Geoff really put Reggie on the spot asking him about the competition and for wanting them to reveal more.
Theyellowflash30  +   794d ago
The Division just showed their engine....and No Mans Sky looks cool...but there wasn't much. Thief and Witcher look...meh

I wasn't a huge fan of the first Witcher game, or the second.

And I think MGS 5 will wipe the floor with Thief.

And that's what good journalists do, push for more. But that showed sucked man.

We saw more on The Division weeks ago. Nothing special was shown at this show.

I didn't say the games were bad, the show was lackluster though.
GamersHeaven  +   794d ago
Actually that was one of the worst games shown at VGX graphically on par with DK Jungle beat LOL.

@Theyellowflash30-It will be a good game DK is great franchise but the best game shown at this years VGX? Hell no! not even close Nintendo had a golden opportunity to show something more appealing they did not they failed.
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Theyellowflash30  +   794d ago
The graphics are far better in person.

And do you really think the DKC is going to suck?
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MasterCornholio  +   794d ago
Your a Nintendo fan so it's normal for you to ignore everything that isn't made by Nintendo.
pyramidshead  +   794d ago
the witcher, no man's sky, broken age. The rest were stuff we've either seen before or just generally meh.
Amigaengine  +   794d ago
The Division and Witcher 3 was the best looking games there.
H0RSE  +   793d ago
Thief isn't a new IP - the franchise has been around since 1998, and has many loyal fans. I'm assuming you didn't play the original games (were you even old enough?) but Thief 2 is one of my favorite games, and even for being dated, it features some of the best stealth mechanics ever in a game.

It provided your character with tools for the jobs, but didn't really rely on hokey gimmicks like leveling up your characters "sneak ability," or unlocking perks - you actually had to be sneaky... consistently.

The new game will offer a plethora of options for players to customize their experience/difficulty settings, like offering things like Iron Man Mode (if you die or fail a mission, you lose your game and must restart from the beginning.) In this regard, those oldschool gamers like myself who played and enjoyed the originals, in addition to those new to the game and simply see it as something interesting, are looking forward to this new title.

MGS is undoubtedly a popular franchise - I personally do not like it, since I tend not to like Japanese games, but when you say "wipe the floor with" what are you implying? Sales, gameplay, overall fun? Or are you implying that it's going to go for the flawless victory and beat it in all these categories?

After being pleased with the recent revival of another Eidos classic (Deus Ex) I am hopeful that the new Thief title will deliver. My personal outlook aside, I doubt MGS5 is gonna be a clear winner here, not that it matters anyway, since they are entirely different games.
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LOGICWINS  +   794d ago
Probably the worst VGA/VGX I've seen, but I still enjoyed it. The awkardness Joel brought to the atmosphere was cringeworthy...but in a good way. He made Reggie sweat a little lol.

Geoff did live up to one thing he promised though. This VGX was more developer/gamer focused than an other just wasn't very exciting.

All it did was re-confirm why I want a next-gen console.
Concertoine  +   794d ago
3 hours of padding and horribly quirky humor from the 2 hosts. I'm not watching this next year... i'll wait until the trailers are all up on youtube an hour after it airs.
Blackdeath_663  +   794d ago
i feel so happy i didn't waste my time watching it. i knew it. all the people who got excited by some announcements i really feel sorry for you guys. not watching anymore "gaming" shows especially from spike TV all the reveals will be covered afterwards anyways without having to put up all that nonsense
majiebeast  +   794d ago
What they had to do was the same format as last year without the B list celebs. Cause last year was a big step forward with the live orchestra and everything. and now we had a crap rap concert for the terrible soundtrack of GTA V.
AceBlazer13  +   794d ago
How GTA won best soundtrack is beyond me, the songs mostly suck.

Joel had to tell the audience to applaud at some points.Then the awkward applauds he tried to get rolling himself.

Lackluster reveals.A cheap set, seriously Tosh.O has more work put into it -_-

The Loiter squad sucks ass, immature dicks.
Too much was wrong to fit in one bubble.
MrSwankSinatra  +   794d ago
this is like the worst the VGA's have ever been like mannn....
matrixman92  +   794d ago
no mans sky was the show stealer for me..the telltale stuff is cool too. other than that, just overhyped stupidity
Remy_S  +   794d ago
It sucked and blowed. I don't think I'll ever watch another godawful vgx show again.
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betan21  +   794d ago
Low budget shit lame ass award show ever period.I'll wait for E3.
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Relientk77  +   794d ago
Yeah, now I know why they didnt air it live on Spike TV, it sucked
4logpc  +   794d ago
I didn't expect it to be good.
Ethereal  +   794d ago
Horrible, outside of Naughty Dog and Irrational Games's acceptance videos.
serratos27  +   794d ago
Irrational Games devs reactions were hilarious!! They were so awkward xD
Einhert  +   794d ago
I stayed up for 3 hours to get 1 minute and 11 seconds of the witcher 3, then I realised the universe was crying every time joel made a "joke"
chrisarsenalsavart  +   794d ago
when are we ever gonna get a proper show like the golden globes.....
i mean even the porn industry have a better show than that.
gaming should be taking more seriously by the media.
diepdiep  +   794d ago
Sure everyone is disappointed with Nintendo's presence at the VGX. However, based on the overall negative reception that VGX got, I'd say Nintendo did the right thing to save their big announcements for a Nintendo Direct or next E3 instead. Better to reveal new games for larger events than small ones; I read that VGX only had a tiny audience of 40,000 viewers while a live Nintendo Direct gets watched by millions (don't know if this is true though).
_FantasmA_  +   794d ago
Nintendo's first and probably only appearance and its yet another sequel. I liked the Rare Kongs, but this Crankey Kong looks like just another sequel. Nintendo should try something new. They need to stop being afraind of Mature rated games. SNES had plenty of them. Adult and kiddie games can co-exist.
Reeze  +   793d ago
The host kept nudging Reggie to announce more.

I actually thought it was hinting that there was going to be some huge Nintendo announcement about a new FPS/puzzle game or something.

I was very let down. Sure, the game looks great, but it was leaked and I really don't think VGX is the right place for that.
christocolus  +   794d ago
It wasn't great but I did enjoy the trailers shown especially quantum break, titanfall and game of thrones by telltale games also looking forward to tim schafers new game.
zerogotit  +   794d ago
Is it me or did the entire show look extremely awkward? There was no audience, just a couple of people talking in front of a camera like if there were thousands of people in front of them. Think about it...thats awkward
HighResHero  +   794d ago
I started nodding out halfway through, literally bumped my head on the dining room table, and then went to bed. I was totally exhausted but it's still kinda funny.
Show reeked of politics and bias unfortunately.
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modesign  +   794d ago
i guess there was a good reason spike didnt want to put that disaster that was the VGA's on its channel.
_QQ_  +   794d ago
The event was trash, the venue was a joke the presentation was a joke, the gtav concert was a joke, i'm not surprised that Sony didn't want to show anything there and that MS/Nintendo barely wanted to show anything either.

The event was so dull, the anounncments felt so underwelming with their 3 second trailers. Nintendo only showed Krankey because spike begged them to have somthing for their show so they gave them the bottem of the barrel(no pun intended) for that sack of crap show, same goes for MS and thier 3 seconds of QB gameplay footage and you know Spike begged Sony to at least show a 2 second clip of Drakes shirt. The Order wasn't ready to be shown?!? no no they just didn't want to show it at VGtrashX

How was the witcher 3 trailer shorter than the e3 trailer!?!and then geoff was going so off topic with reggie, begging for a another announcement because he knows noone wants to give anything to their god awful VGX.
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SoulSercher620  +   794d ago
Yeah it did suck. Pretty much the only things that got me really excited was the trailers for The Division and No Man's Sky.
BattleAxe  +   794d ago
"Let’s be Honest guys, The VGX Awards Sucked"

No shit....

I'm still not going to let Playeressence off the hook for saying that rich people like Jason Rubin should buy a WiiU or else they are evil though.....
HappyWithOneBubble  +   794d ago
They need to leave all the bs out like none funny hosts and bad rap performers. They should be ashamed of themselves for making this garbage.
DanielGearSolid  +   794d ago
The loiter squad and awkward concert was useless...

But the funny host, I think it worked. He asked questions gaming journalists would be too scared to ask. The guy literally asked Reggie how they can literally view the Wii U as the next go-to gaming console
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monkey602  +   794d ago
I gave up half way through. McHale is an a$$hat and i couldnt bare to watch him anymore
MasterCornholio  +   794d ago
Diaper man was the main reason why I stopped watching.
MasterCornholio  +   794d ago
I only have one thing to say.

Burn diaper man. I never want to see him present anything again.
stragomccloud  +   794d ago
What the heck Nintendo?
Why would you bring Donkey Kong to VGX? Don't get me wrong, it's amazing, but come on! You should have showed anything from the upcoming Zelda game.
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riot365  +   794d ago
I'm a lifelong Nintendo fan, and I've never been worried about the future of my favorite company until now. Not necessarily a Geoff fan before today, but I am now. It was a great question that needed to be asked. Riding on the success of the Wii name has proved to be not enough. Iwata out; Miyamoto in.
mochachino  +   793d ago
Miyamoto undoubtably has great game ideas but he's also responsible for some of Nintendo's boneheaded hardware choices - like the 3D on 3DS and it having only one analog stick.

Too much reliance on him may not be in their best interest.
CLOUD1983  +   794d ago
Yep they sucked because GOTY is TLOU.
kidhero99  +   794d ago
Joel took a massive shit on Geoff in the last minute of the show.

Keighly the whole night:
Sheikah  +   794d ago
It was massive step back from last years spectacle, in my humble opinion.
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