It wasn’t three hours of celebrating the accomplishments of the industry; it was three hours of corporate pandering.
I don't get the criticism. This was the best they've been so far, and the show continues to be the most "respectable" showing if its kind. Where else do you see gaming treated this mainstream? The attention to indie devs, students, and the Youtube community, all important drivers of this business, was well done. It's not the Oscars because it doesn't have that kind of budget. But guess what, the Oscars are all about corporate pandering, too, with millions to blow on it each year regardless. This thing gets paid for by those Steam and eBay ads. To drive engagement, they don't show every award, but instead show game trailers and reveals. If the fine people at sites like hardcoregamer.com want to spend their money putting on a better show, then I'm all for it. Until then, let's not throw stones at someone doing more to further the industry then your click-hungry bloggers.
[At The Game Awards 2017, only about 50% of the awards were announced on-stage. The remaining awards were either announced off-hand during the presentation or weren’t announced on-stage. To add insult to injury, a good portion of winners weren’t even announced until after the show aired. In Best Multiplayer’s case, a winner wasn’t announced until more than 12 hours after the show ended. While essential categories like Action/Adventure, RPG and Audio Design were shoved off into the off-stage/off-hand status, corporate-promoted awards like Trending Gamer, eSports Player and Most Anticipated Game were given significant on-screen time.] the guy has a point
Then this guy should write about some of those neglected, hard-working industry people. Let's see how many clicks he gets.
The Criticism valid imo. What hes saying makes sense and they could really improve the show by just fixing some things and taking things a little more serious. If it was and some real effort was put in to actually make it so then who knows where it might go. They need to trim about 5 of those awards off the list, show 1 trailer before each award as well as do the important drivers you mentioned and it would be fine. They don't need acceptance speeches after each award just the major ones and just limit the ones done to 2 minutes. It would fit the run time they normally go for, it would recognize people in the industry, and it would give fans a taste of new games to come.
The Game awards will continue to be a commercial gringe-fest as long as they starve for money to even organise it. They (and by they I mean Jeff K.) have trapped themselves by being depended on publishers and other commercial companies that force them to shape the entire show based on their promotional needs. It really is a joke. They need to take back control and create a good show about games and those who make them and support them; a show gamers and the gaming industry wants to see.
Yup, why is there even a game awards? It doesn't feel like a game event, more like a bunch of pompous journalist and executives stroking themselves.
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Industry = corporations.
Boohoo I guess.
Dpes anyone really care about game awards. They are subjective and mean nothing if your game sold well.
I only care what trailers they release. This year's event was garage though
"This year's event was G A R A G E though"..........Really ? i'm sure you meant G-A-R-B-A-G-E !!! garbage .
As in Indy???
Not really, but it does have cool announcements/reveals and the cringey moments are usually entertaining.
Long as Sean Murray don't receive one i don't Care who get one.
It's never been more irrelevant in the gaming industry. The constant pompous corporate pandering (GaaS and the AAA microtransaction green love-in) and the irrelevancy of 'the gamer/community vote' compared to the 'gaming journalist' vote (most prevalent in the 'Game of the Year' award, where Zelda Breath of the Wild got less than 15% of the 'gamer/community vote' yet still won the award), just shows that they have not learned the lessons of the 2016 TGAs and that the Geoff Keighley pet project has been an utter failure. The only real reason to tune in is for the new trailers of upcoming games, because the rest of it is puerile trash.
The Game Awards has been a joke since it’s inception in 2014. The level of underlying bias is insane. The only reason to tune in is for reveal trailers.
The game awards functions more like advertisement for publishers that back it than an actual award show. The categories for nomination changes yearly also. For example this year there was no best graphics category.
And for Crowbcat's cringe comps.
I thought it was awful. More ads and ebay discounts than awards......
Definitely. The team behind HZD, for example, put in tons more effort than then another Zelda title. Unlike Super Mario Odyssey, which actually broke new ground, Zelda is the same old crap in a new package. They've been using the same formula since Ocarina of Time. Honestly, the game feels so lazy in the wake of massively better RPGs like Witcher 3.
Obviously you have never played Breathe of the Wild if you are comparing it to Ocarina of Time. It’s whole purpose was to not follow the typical Zelda formula so you have just shown your ignorance regarding Zelda, as well as how salty you are because it actually won Game of the Year !!
Breath of the wild is completely different from Twilight Princess or Skyward Sword. I'm not even sure how you can quantify effort between GG and Nintendo, or how you can compare Zelda or even Horizon for that matter to The Witcher 3. Some people really liked Zelda get over it man, I wanted Warhammer 2 to win Best strategy game and it didn't, I adore PUBG and it didn't win. Do you see me whinging over it? Everyone has different opinions or feelings, games winning or not winning awards isn't a validation of your feelings.
How do you know GG put more effort into their game than Nintendo? BOTW is nothing like past Zeldas (heck it didn’t even have traditional dungeons). I love both games but this is just a silly fanboy mentality.
The witcher 3 is garbage gameplay wise
McDonald ads got more attention then a lot of the awards.
Oh relax, man. It was okay. It was a fun night. Some of you take things too seriously
I really enjoyed watching these game awards. Stop whining about ads acting. That’s how they raise money to even be able to put this kind of stuff on.
Neir Automata got shafted industry wide THAT I'M PISSED ABOUT
The show is a discredit to True gamers..
Still a improvement over last year Also... [FROMSOFTWARE] alone worth it
The game awards were absolutely horrible this year and the fact that Horizon didn’t win anything is mind boggling.
Sony didn't win the big prize all the cry babies gonna start posting all these articles about the unfair gaming industry
I'm loving the reactions so far personally.
I started playing Horizon again and I cannot believe it did not win any awards!!! This game is absolutely perfect! Awesome graphics, awesome gameplay, awesome story, awesome controls! What else this game needed to get at least 1 award? This proved me that these awards are just plain BS!!!
WHO is the moron who wrote this article!? Did they even watch the game awards!? It was clearly a celebration of the ENTIRE games industry..from small companies to the biggest there is.
Sony didn't win game of the year
The Game Awards has never mattered; It's basically on the same level as getting a school participation award from a school for the retarded.
And yet it managed to upset so many people.
It was the best show yet. Only the guy in the picture was a real Idiot. Wont Support his game
The Game Awards you have failed this industry. *Green Arrow*
There are many flaws with this show, but my personal biggest problem with this show is that it airs before the year is even completed. How can we judge the year of games for 2017, when 2017 is still running?! It actually makes no sense. Because of this, current popular games released just before the cut-off date get a significant boost due to current hype surrounding them as well as being almost impossible for the voters to complete in time to send in votes. Games released after the window of opportunity closes (Nov & Dec) have to go up against NEXT YEAR'S games which is awful. 2017 games vs 2018 games? Who thought that was a good idea? Obviously that buffoon Geoff did. The show is a sloppy mess, yeah its corporate, but the most critical part, the awards and voting, is completely botched. Games need time to be reflected upon, and they also take longer to complete than watching a movie, the show should be airing in FEBRUARY, once the entire year has completed and voters have had time to play as many games as possible for nomination. As it currently stands the show means nothing, and serves no purpose with a completed botched voting system.
This dude was a douchebag, i dunno know if he was drunk or high, but for me it lost value, while the games were well awarded, he really was out of place.
This was fueled by advertising and gamestop. Honestly. I didn't even bother to watch.
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