Submitted by Kors 1634d ago | opinion piece

Why we hate the VGAs

GamePro: Less than 10 minutes into the Spike Video Game Awards show and GamePro's feed overloaded with hate-Tweets. Why's it so vogue to bash this particular awards show?

The easy answer is: "The show sucks." (Culture, Industry, Nintendo DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

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DasBunker  +   1634d ago
the moment it started i facepalmed.. im glad most of the links got shut down so i didnt have to endure this garbage longer.. all to see the almighty drake :) awesumeeeeee
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N4GAddict  +   1634d ago
No need to watch the show
All the trailers were immediately posted on Gametrailers
ksense  +   1634d ago
Where the HELL was KEVIN BUTLER!!!!! they used his name to make me watch the show. atleast i had it muted until the trailers showed.....
EYEamNUMBER1  +   1634d ago
i didn't even know it started
OneSneakyMofo  +   1634d ago
Who cares if the VGAs gave Barbie's Horseback Riding game of the year? Apparently, GamePro missed the Uncharted 3 grand finale. That's the whole reason gamers watch this crapfest of an awards show.
SilentNegotiator  +   1634d ago
"All the trailers were immediately posted on Gametrailers"
Well, right now: "Service Temporarily Unavailable"

Plus, I don't think they posted some of the new COMMERCIAL trailers, like one of Homefront.

The acting is absolutely horrible in the VGAs.
Almost too painful to watch.
Even Dane Cook isn't funny in this.
Now Nick S. is bombing. Sheesh.
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DasBunker  +   1633d ago
also wtf happened to the new zombie game reveal? i thought it was del toros game but all they showed was a name and a date that who knows if we'll be alive by then, my unborn kid will probably be able to play it on release.
-Alpha  +   1633d ago
Everything was massively overhyped. Barely saw any new PS3 exclusives (was waiting for LA Noire, Agent, Starhawk, etc), UC3's trailer wasn't over 2 minutes, COD winning some of the nominations was a joke, no 360 titles aside from Forza 4, etc. Most of it was just teaser trailers. It's just one terribly driven show and like always it got hyped way too much.

And SMG2 was left out of a GOTY nomination because it's not for the braind-dead "game-bro" audience that Spike supports, what a joke.

Glad to hear about the new Oblivion game, SSX, and Resistance looked pretty good, other then that it was so very overhyped and bogged down by crap nobody cared about
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ExplosionSauce  +   1633d ago
It's Geoff Keighley's job to overhype things. And I don't think LA Noire is exclusive. But yeah, I was waiting on other game reveals.

Anyway the jokes were awful.
GT5 wasn't even nominated for Driving Game. But Blur and SplitSecond were.
And COD's Sgt. Generic won Best Game Character?

Trailers weren't half bad, but everything else...
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PinkFunk  +   1633d ago
I didn't actually watch the VGAs. But I did watch the trailers afterwards. That Geoff fellow really overhyped the UC3 trailer. Not that it was bad in any way; it was scrumptious and beautiful. But he made it seem like we would see a lot of gameplay tbh. My jaw never hits the floor unless it's unbelievable gameplay.
B-312  +   1633d ago
Mofo is mad a PS3 exclusive didn't got game of the year.

Poor fanboy.

On topic, it started with the dancers and i was like "shit! wrong show" but when i changed the channel i realized i was watching the VGAs...

It was awful.
BeOneWithTheGun  +   1633d ago
Exactly, tigersnake86. Why would anyone watch this in real-time when clips are posted to gametrailers in seconds?

I TIVO my favorite shows and watch them about 38 minutes into the episode so I can just skip all the crap. This isn't 1985. People have access to the internet.
Christopher  +   1633d ago
***Even Dane Cook isn't funny in this. ***

Wait, there's a moment when he is funny?
LoganX  +   1634d ago
I facepalmed as soon as they started telling those cringe worthy jokes. The only joke I probably chuckled at was when Neil Patrick Harris considered next year's Tiger Woods game as a porn title.
SpartanPrince  +   1634d ago
I only laughed twice. At what you said and when NBA elite was listed "in memoriam" lol

OnTopic: I was honestly waiting for this article to come up. Even though the award show was a waste of time, we dont need articles telling us this
DasBunker  +   1634d ago
yeah the memoriam shit was the only funny part... song was crap tho.

the t woods joke was old and overplayed IMO
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1634d ago
I assume I'm just easy to entertain... I liked the jokes, I didn't laughed at all of them but I mostly could appreciate the trying to places joges on context of gaming industry here and there.

What I really didn't like was it's dynamics... Too much I'm famous bullcrap, too much cliche jokes, WAY TOO MUCH ads and almost no game content... Let's be real, the least they could do being an award programm was to make proper videos of all nominate content so we could at least pretent we are surprised when something wins.

They only show/make comments on things that will win one award or another, like they were totally riding on RDR before the game's music and like Ezio appeared way before it was awarded as a virtual guest.
xTruthx  +   1634d ago
They did better than last year tho lol
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1634d ago
Gotta say I got tired of all the sex jokes. And all of the other ones. I just wish they would shut up and play the trailers and announce the winners, but for all their goofin off on stage they couldn't even properly announce the winners for all the categories. And no Neil...we don't believe youre a real gamer. And sorry Olivia Munn but you left the industry. Let's keep it that way.
Christopher  +   1633d ago
She hardly left the industry, she's still a female icon in the gaming community and will remain so until she loses what looks she has. The jobs she's taken pay a lot more and are still targeted at the same audience (like most male gamers over the age of 20 don't watch The Daily Show?).
ExplosionSauce  +   1633d ago
Is she even a real gamer just some pretty face G4 hired a while back?
showtimefolks  +   1634d ago
don't know about you but VGA
was aight this year
NewShadow101  +   1633d ago
im actually very disappointed with with microsoft. why would they cancel the gears of war announcement?! it was the only thing they had, im tired of waiting on gears of war 3, i havent seen anything since e3. it was the only reason i was goin to watch the vga's, aside from uncharted and mass effect. microsoft is screwed, not money wise of course but fan base wise. they have nothing! NOTHING! gears is my last hope.
Lord_Doggington  +   1633d ago
too bad, the devs need public recognition for their hard work. they get it in the oscars. they should get it in a medium of entertainment that has nearly matched film: games
PS3ROCKS  +   1634d ago
I saw a commercial for kz3 with new gameplay.

Off topic. The Dr. Pepper commercial made me want some.
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Nitrowolf2  +   1634d ago
yup i saw that too

also saw a homefront commercial i never seen
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SpartanPrince  +   1634d ago
I was wondering why no one mentioned that. We saw a tank get flipped at Narville, the first "official" MAWLR footage and an environment that almost looked like cooled lava(?). On one hand, this was the first time where i actually saw Sony advertising, as i saw KZ3 and GT5 commercials a lot.
fight4love  +   1634d ago
Alot of commercials for many games were shown
RememberThe357  +   1634d ago
Shit really?! Thats what I get for flipping between this and ESPN 30 for 30...
Rhezin  +   1634d ago
I thought it was fun, better than watching Indiana jones and the temple of doom for the 2134123452352345 time. Although it IS the temple of doom.........*runs to go watch it again*
andron666  +   1634d ago
Shabby show, what little I got to see of it anyway...
mricecreamman  +   1634d ago
wtf already?? man people starting the hate already when the show isn't eve over yet lol?!
Mario18  +   1634d ago
the show is over buddy
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rjdofu  +   1634d ago
It's over mate... really disappointed... at least UC3 saves it somehow
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LoaMcLoa  +   1633d ago
And resistance 3... and Mass Effect 3... And Elder Scrolls... And...
rjdofu  +   1633d ago
Yeah right :)
tdogg06051991  +   1634d ago
What made me angry the most was
Sony, they made me palmface, the game they said was another new unannounced PS3 exclusive was Journey and THAT GAME WAS ANNOUNCED MONTHS AGOOOO!!!!!!
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Nitrowolf2  +   1634d ago
I think they have one tomorrow
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Mario18  +   1634d ago
Where did you pull Journey from? Am I missing something?
RememberThe357  +   1634d ago

But I have no idea why he brought it up. Their announcement is set for tomorrow.
Spitfire_Riggz  +   1634d ago
I hope they announce cross game chat for everyone!! hahaha Im kidding. I enjoy anything new Sony announces (except for the removal of the other os)
Shani  +   1634d ago
Sony knew this was going to happen..
that is why they told "Save the Date Exclusive PS3 Reveal Sunday December 12,2010"
renegade  +   1634d ago
I watched VGA only for the reveals and trailers that's all...
KillingAllFanboys  +   1634d ago
Mad that their were nothing about Nintendo dont leave them out of the party!!!
Darth_Bane79  +   1633d ago
Havent you noticed that the VGAs are all about the american market? Hardly anything was said about Japanese games or development.
Scotland-The-Brave  +   1633d ago
um ps3?
Bass_fisherman  +   1634d ago
The adds were so freakin anoying sometimes and that unfunny host won for best male performance in spider man shattered dimensions LMAO WTF BOOM! ´´

the angry birds joke was such an fail btw
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BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1634d ago
Yup, the moment he got the chicken I said to myself "now they'll pretend PETA has called to stop it" and guess what...
Arup02  +   1634d ago
It wasn't bad. Actually i liked.
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femshep  +   1634d ago

best gaming year ever next year
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Spitfire_Riggz  +   1634d ago
The show was garbage. Its very easy to tell none of those people were gamers. The only one I think actually gamed was Dane Cook, just with that joke he made about sex pushing square circle half turn of the left stick (God of war 3 obviously) but then again who doesnt know about that scene...
SanMarco  +   1634d ago
i cant beleive that prancing host won best performance???
weres the guy who acted john Marston..he was brilliant..

just like Jack Black winning over Nolan North??!?!?cmon
femshep  +   1634d ago
tho marston's voice actor was great.....i think sam fishers was amazing and deserved some credit
phntom  +   1634d ago
The only thing that pissed me off were the fucking "jokes" every damn time, apart from that, it was a good show.
EliteAssassin81  +   1634d ago
I think this will be the last VGA I watch. I don't know why they have to make it so stupid. I don't care about famous people pretending to be gamers, I just want to hear about the games.
femshep  +   1634d ago
*COUGH*olvia munn*COUGH*
Darth_Bane79  +   1633d ago
oldjadedgamer  +   1634d ago
All in all the show was complete garbage.

-NPH wasn't too bad.
-Dane Cook was awful.
-Oliva Munn looked hot. Not funny. Also very annoying.
-All the jokes were horrible.
-Too many commercials.
-Most of the trailers had no gameplay and were on the internet within minutes.

Waste of my time.

Best part was following CliffyB on Twitter as he made fun of the show.
Darth_Bane79  +   1633d ago
No, best part was every time Olivia Munn was on the screen. :)
oldjadedgamer  +   1633d ago
The Munn vs NHP segment made me want to punch both of them in the face. Multiple times.
andron666  +   1634d ago
They should fire the script writers... all of them...
VenomProject  +   1634d ago
Did anyone stick around after the credits to see Kratos SMASH his trophy?

He was all like, "I OWE YOU NOTHING!!!"

Seriously, that was the highlight of the show. (Except of course for TES V: Skyrim :D)
andron666  +   1634d ago
He's angry because he didn't win? lol

Too bad he didn't hop in and slaughter the show sooner...
SpartanPrince  +   1634d ago
lol that was wonderful. I love how when he got nominated for character of the year he just threw the girl off him and then threw the cameraman across the floor. "I WAS THE GOD OF WAR AND YOU OFFER ME AN ACCOLADE!!"
Shani  +   1634d ago
I was watching it for Batman AC, ME3 , R3 and UC3.
Loved all those trailers. + Oblivian V & P2
oh.. and I also liked all the Angels on the stage and behind the stage too. :P
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holdmedownma2008  +   1634d ago
I enjoyed the trailers, except for Thor and Prototype 2. But other than that it's the VGAs, nothing more.
Gambit07  +   1634d ago
Was Thor for the PS2? It looked terrible.
Spawn-KING  +   1634d ago
Black Ops is a great game but no GOTY .
Gambit07  +   1634d ago
Herios, 'nuff said.
wiggles  +   1633d ago
It's to bad that we can't have a respectful game awards show... We always complain that we don't get respect as a form of media compared with movies, and then we get crap with the VGA coming out with jokes about porn and tits galore.

It would be nice if someone would take a chance and turn this image into something professional so maybe games can be looked at the same level of movies.
Darth_Bane79  +   1633d ago
I think Its gonna get better through time. Last year's was puke worthy, the one before was drunk man's sh%%t, and this years was.. mmm.. baby poo? See? They are improving! :)
Darth_Bane79  +   1633d ago
I wish they would make make it descentralized from just the American market and consider Japanese games too, after all, they are the ones that made this industry as big as it is right now IMO.
NaiNaiNai  +   1633d ago
wrong. they jump started the industry, nothing more.
NaiNaiNai  +   1633d ago
because whiny fanboys didn't have there games winning I'm assuming. XD
WesMcLaren  +   1633d ago
Sooooo...That part when the chick introduced My Chemical Romance...TOTALLY SCRIPTED...and terribly said.
SephireX  +   1633d ago
As good as Uncharted 3's announcement was, Elder Scrolls V is what its all about. You can't beat an open world rpg by Bethesda!
VenomProject  +   1633d ago
Seriously! When I saw Todd Howard, my anus was clenched so hard waiting for that TES V announcement.
lukewind  +   1633d ago
Agreed. I like Uncharted, just not a game I could ever play more then once. ME3, and ES are gonna be awesome. Tons more depth and gameplay. These are games on a different level then games like Uncharted. At least when it comes to my taste in games.
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