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Submitted by Theparanerds 502d ago | article

Why The Failure of VGX 2013 Matters

By now if you’ve been looking in the right places you will have seen the critical opinion of Spike TV’s Video Game Awards show, VGX. On Twigger, NeoGAF and a number of other sites, people have been vocal of the general presentation of the awards and their failings. (Culture, Industry, VGX)

-Foxtrot  +   503d ago
I really think someone in the industry need to set up a rival show to the VGA's where it would be up to the same kind of professionalism as something like the Oscars or at least the Emmies for example, where developers can get smartly dressed for a show which is about gamers celebrating their hard work they've done over the year.

You could have developer reveals, proper video game music being performed by an orchestra, developer insight to the field, a better judging panel for the awards and even new awards which could focus on certain people in the industry and in the end you could have one last reveal which would end the show with a bang.

You know something like that...someone has to do it because I would love to see what would happen to the VGA's. Surely devs would rather get on board a more professional event then going to the VGA's.

At first the new show would start out small but it would grow over time.
theinkandpen  +   503d ago
Foxtrot, you have an idealistic vision of what gaming could become. It is still an industry for children however, the most basic proof is how little advertisers are willing to invest in it. It is still a long way from the movie industry.
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MightyNoX  +   503d ago
I'd argue otherwise, it's SEEN as an industry for children BECAUSE of advertisers (The chicken and the egg scenario). Displaying gamers as losers, showcasing the wrong games in pop culture (three people playing Final Fantasy VIII? Wtf?), all served to give gaming a bad stigma of not being 'cool'.
Hollywood has no love for this industry, no greater proof can be found than when Steven Spielberg said videogames suck as a storytelling medium with Don Mattrick nodding his head approvingly.
DanielGearSolid  +   502d ago
Who cares how the industry is viewed. We still get great games, and it keeps growing!

Why do need the same status as movies? How does it improve gameplay?

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