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Geoff Keighley unveils The Game Awards 2014 to replace the VGAs

The three major console makers, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, and the largest publishers that produce games for the systems, have paired up to back The Game Awards.

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-Foxtrot1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

Just like how VGX was supposed to replace the VGAs?

The VGX show last year was a nightmare.

Kayant1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

Well this at least has the backing of every major publisher and the three console makers so am willing to give them the benefit of thought it should be OK at least :p

eyeofcore1534d ago

I loved how Nintendo trolled with Cranky Kong...

Mr Pumblechook1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

"Keighley has rounded up some marquee advisory board members, including ... Peter Moore (COO, Electronic Arts)... Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox, Microsoft)."

With Phil Spencer and his old boss and best friend Peter Moore I predict BIG WINS for Microsoft Xbox! Unless all votes are by the public there is a danger of substantial bias. How could GameTrailers not see the danger?

donthate1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

Mr Pumblechook:

"With Phil Spencer and his old boss and best friend Peter Moore I predict BIG WINS for Microsoft Xbox! Unless all votes are by the public there is a danger of substantial bias. How could GameTrailers not see the danger?"

Except there are a lot of other people there:

* Reggie Fils-Aime (President and COO, Nintendo of America)
* Yves Guillemot (Co-Founder and CEO, Ubisoft)
* Hideo Kojima (Director, Kojima Productions)
* Shawn Layden (CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment America)
* Peter Moore (COO, Electronic Arts), Rockstar Games, * Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox, Microsoft)
* Martin Tremblay (President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
* Valve

I doubt Phil Spencer and Peter Moore has that much power!

Instead of your idiotic fanboy conspiracy theories, perhaps you should ask:

* why isn't Activision represented?
* why are only major companies represented?
* why isn't there people from sort of outside the industry, but related?

I guess it is early enough that things might change or has not been revealed.

MasterCornholio1534d ago

I hope I don't see diaper man again. I hated that guy.

P.S By Diaper man I mean McHale. He wouldn't shut up about needing diapers because the announcements were going to make him soil himself.

Exari1534d ago

oh man, I remember how annoying joel was, I dont think he was the right person to co-host the show. I really wish they pick someone like Zack braff (JD from scrubs)

joab7771534d ago

There's no reason in this day and age that this shouldn't be a big deal. It just needs to b done right. Having all 3 behind u is big.

The problem is that there r so many shows that r much bigger. To be honest, Sony's press conference in december will probably be bigger.

MoveTheGlow1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

Actually no, not like VGX vs the VGAs, because both of those had SpikeTV as their host. It is un-Spiked now, they've pulled out of the event. This should remove some of the more focus-test-derived irrelevant marketing BS from past years, and throw out those random celebrity appearances which were obviously there for cross-promotion and not to enhance the event at all.

Will it be any good, a step in the right direction? Eh, we'll see. But it'll be about games, and that's already a step above the VGAs and VGX.

AngelicIceDiamond1534d ago

Its about time Geoff Keighly is doing something about the VGA's.

Like WTF happened last year? It was so armaturely done it was pathetic and made me question my gamer status there for a minute.

Glad Geoff's taking it to the developers as well as the gamers and centering around the industry that's "ours" but also apart of the larger industry.

Last year host's Joel Mchale was a figure to talk down to us and our industry. He had to been why would Spike hire that guy? Geoff made it sound like hes was mostly in control and hes one of the producers but some other negative force was at work here.

Horrid impromptu jokes, stupid humor, poorly written lines and musical performances, terrible execution dragged on way to long. Making our hobby look bad, immature and I think that was the plan last year and I believe Goeff even got trolled last year as well.

Geoff better have this thing under control this year. He needs to know everything behind the scenes and have say in just about everything. Like I said Geoff got trolled as well as us now lets focus on a REAL Video Game Award Show.

Rodney251534d ago

It's like with every iteration the names gets more bland. Should the oscars be called Movie awards now.

TheFanboySlayer1534d ago

First time I've seen large amount of agrees so unanimously at n4g in a long time.

rainslacker1534d ago

LOL. It's telling that 14 hours later you don't have a single disagree yet have 75 agrees...That should speak volumes to how bad it was.

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bleedsoe9mm1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

day before and in the same city as the PS experience , what a coincidence . guess this is where any sony game announcements will be made .

MasterCornholio1534d ago

Nope those announcements will be made at PlayStation experience.

You really think that major first party studios are going to announce titles at that event instead of PlayStation experience?

ginganinja1534d ago

I could see a teaser trailer or similar being shown at the awards followed with 'see more tomorrow at the PS experience.'

bleedsoe9mm1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

@ginganinja thats my guess interviews and follow ups at the ps experience , like a after party , maybe some small expanded announcements . anything sony has big will be at the vgx .

@beastModeOn you worry about your gaming products and i"ll worry about mine . i think someone needs a nap .
edit : and a bottle apparently

someone can't have a different opinion without it being stealth trolling , i know i don't care where sony makes its announcements as long as there are cool games , but thats just me

beastModeOn1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

@bleedsoe9mm
Nope. It's already known that there will be announcements at playstation experience. That's the real deal.
Why do you care btw? Not like you have ps4 to begin with.

Edit

Lmao. All you care about is stealth trolling in ps articles kid. You think that we can't see through your BS. Heh.
Who do you think you are fooling?

"I think someone need a nap"

Move to bed then. Chop Chop!

Here's a little advice before you take nap kid.

Don't think others are fools. We can see through your miserable stealth troll attempts.
Sweet dreams. :)

OB1Biker1534d ago

Ideally I could see uncharted 4 gameplay trailer and demo announcement for PSexp but it would be like a christmas wish tbh
I m not really fond of awards things where they all congratulate themselves for their awesomeness I'm guessing most exclusive games will get awards

beastModeOn1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

Looking forward to it.
Much more excited for PLAYSTATION EXPERIENCE though. :D

Eldyraen1534d ago

I'm psyched for both--PS will go all out at theirs then show a bit more here. If they have enough they could still come out and show something big at Awards as well.

WeAreLegion1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

Sounds much more promising. Great board, too!

Wait. Musical peformances? Ugh... WHY?!?

Eldyraen1534d ago

Because they think it is the "cool" thing to do and if its televised and has to do with Awards in any way music is a must nowadays no matter if it fits the show.

Truth is most every gamer would prefer straight up games with maybe a few short interviews but not much else.

AlphaCentyros1534d ago

Please for the love of God, let it not be those awkward 'POTATOES, POTATOES!' guys..

Jughead34161534d ago

I hope they go back to the previous format similar to the one that Samuel L. Jackson hosted 2 years ago. And please get a host that's actually passionate about gaming, not someone that makes a mockery of the industry like last year. It was terrible. We don't need a celebrity, but if you do, get someone like Jimmy Fallon or Conan O'Brien, who actually likes gaming.

WeAreLegion1534d ago

Conan isn't a gamer, but at least he's honest about it. Jimmy lies.

Joel is a gamer, by the way. He was going off a script. He was livid.

N4GDgAPc1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

Guess I'm the only one that found McHale funny for VGX. Made the show better for me.

Baka-akaB1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

You arent alone , he just ridiculed a show that needed it , with such content .

Quite frankly , had Mchale behaved , it would still be incredible awkward and awful

Jughead34161534d ago

Naw, for me, he was deliberately disrespectful to the gaming community. He wasn't funny to me at all.

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