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."
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
All the trailers were immediately posted on Gametrailers
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.....
i didn't even know it started
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.
"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.
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.
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
***Even Dane Cook isn't funny in this. *** Wait, there's a moment when he is funny?
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.
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
yeah the memoriam shit was the only funny part... song was crap tho. the t woods joke was old and overplayed IMO
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.
They did better than last year tho lol
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.
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?).
Is she even a real gamer just some pretty face G4 hired a while back?
was aight this year
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.
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
I saw a commercial for kz3 with new gameplay. Off topic. The Dr. Pepper commercial made me want some.
yup i saw that too also saw a homefront commercial i never seen
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.
Alot of commercials for many games were shown
Shit really?! Thats what I get for flipping between this and ESPN 30 for 30...
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*
Shabby show, what little I got to see of it anyway...
wtf already?? man people starting the hate already when the show isn't eve over yet lol?!
the show is over buddy
It's over mate... really disappointed... at least UC3 saves it somehow
And resistance 3... and Mass Effect 3... And Elder Scrolls... And...
Yeah right :)
Sony, they made me palmface, the game they said was another new unannounced PS3 exclusive was Journey and THAT GAME WAS ANNOUNCED MONTHS AGOOOO!!!!!!
I think they have one tomorrow http://forums.gametrailers....
Where did you pull Journey from? Am I missing something?
http://n4g.com/news/662730/... But I have no idea why he brought it up. Their announcement is set for tomorrow.
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)
Sony knew this was going to happen.. that is why they told "Save the Date Exclusive PS3 Reveal Sunday December 12,2010"
I watched VGA only for the reveals and trailers that's all...
Mad that their were nothing about Nintendo dont leave them out of the party!!!
Havent you noticed that the VGAs are all about the american market? Hardly anything was said about Japanese games or development.
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
Yup, the moment he got the chicken I said to myself "now they'll pretend PETA has called to stop it" and guess what...
It wasn't bad. Actually i liked.
ELDER SCROLLS AND MASS EFFECT AND UNCHARTED best gaming year ever next year
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...
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
tho marston's voice actor was great.....i think sam fishers was amazing and deserved some credit
The only thing that pissed me off were the fucking "jokes" every damn time, apart from that, it was a good show.
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.
OLIVIA MUNN WAS THE BEST THING ON THE VGAs!!!!
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.
No, best part was every time Olivia Munn was on the screen. :)
The Munn vs NHP segment made me want to punch both of them in the face. Multiple times.
They should fire the script writers... all of them...
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)
He's angry because he didn't win? lol Too bad he didn't hop in and slaughter the show sooner...
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!!"
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
I enjoyed the trailers, except for Thor and Prototype 2. But other than that it's the VGAs, nothing more.
Was Thor for the PS2? It looked terrible.
Black Ops is a great game but no GOTY .
Herios, 'nuff said.
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.