Ironstarmovement Writes: Like many gamers on Saturday night, I wasted two hours of my life trying to enjoy the VGA's. Considering the tremendous amount of hype generated for this event, it was extremely hard for me to crack a smile.
I LOLED @ "and Steven A. Smith didn't go home and play Flower when he got fired from ESPN."
PimPin Snoop sure dont play no RPGS!!!!!!!!! I just watched the show for the new games.
I think writer of this article is a complete moob ... seriously directors/producers/actors/etc get various kind of awards such as OSCAR, Grammys etc for makin films which they make sometimes in half a years time or sometimes within a months period ... movie last for like 90 - 120min ... and thats it. Whereas Game developers spent roughly same amount of money on developing games ... takes 2-3 years of hardwork and complete dedication ... games last longer then a movie ... you are able to control the main character ... audio quality is superb 5.1ch DTS surround sound ... and when u get all these things and u say there shoudln't be an award show ... well u fail Mr. ... These fellas require same level of recognition what film industry people get or even better. Metal Gear Solid, Gears of War, HALO, Killzone, Uncharted, FEAR, Call of Duty franchise ... name a few has given longer lastin entertainment and satisfaction then any movie has ever given. World is changing ... Newere Generation is more inclined towards gamin then movies and I can almost see that in near future film industry diminishin to ever evolvin and growin industry of gaming.
The VGAs were a failiure, but that was mainly due to Geoff Keighley hyping it up to insanity. The only good announcement was Arkham Asylum 2. I'll watch again next year, but ill lower my expectations immensely. @Baby- Dude, when I saw Mike Tyson come out with those Jersey guidos I knew the show was going down hill lol.
the awards were good. but I usually stick to Xplay's awards. This night was supposed to "blow me away". Reach's trailer did nothing for me. I dont think Halo is as much fun without being Master Chief. lol. Dont care for Arkham 2. But im sure alot of people were jazzed about it. Didnt care for Spec Ops. Bad Company 2 is prolly going to be alot better. Force Unleashed 2---dear god in heaven, i hope this game is a vast improvement on the original. I just wasnt wowwed. Unless you count Jwow. Trashy slut really gets me going. *I need some alone time, brb* :)
I do agree though with some bits of this article that gaming is all about popularity nowadays and not actually how good a game really is. We are treated to the same crap over and over each year and the reviews keep dolling out 9+/10 reviews its a joke. The halos/GTA/MW type games are the worst example of this so its nice when a fresh game like Uncharted comes along. Internet gaming hasn't really helped the market believe it or not. I used to love inviting mates over for 4 player time-splitters and drink a few beers. Now you have to sit in different houses and talk over headsets to play with your friends?? It just doesn't have the same feeling...
Come on no-one was pshyced about Deadliest Warrior and True Crime? LOL. I do have to say I am intrigued with FU2, Halo Reach, Batman2 and Spec ops, but the rest of the "New Games" where garbage. Most where movie tie-in games or stuff that will fly under radar.
VGA's = Failure thanks to G.Keighley, stop over-hyping guy!!!
Heck, the biggest surprise at the VGAs was the GOTY. It was unexpected. At least they got something right for once.
Sure the presenters weren't exactly industry people, but it is spike, and they do need to generate viewers. When it comes down to it, hardcore gamers are the minority and casual gamers outnumber us by an enormous amount. The announcements weren't ridiculous either, but it's an awards show. Save the announcements for a show that's about announcements. You should be thankful there is an awards show. At least great developers get a little main-stream credibility, which is one more step towards the industry being accepted as a dramatic medium.
he's not criticizing the idea of an award show for games. he's criticizing that show itself. and i agree 100%. it was god awful. and obviously staged.
it's really a null issue. Games don't pull enough weight to make demands on networks yet. It's either you get a sub par show and have awards on a major network, or you don't have awards on a major network at all. I'll take the former.
i'll take the ladder. i'm happy to keep gaming as far away from the mainstream as possible. bad enough gamers taste is nearly as dumbed down as movie goers. now we gotta have cheesy award shows celebrating our decline into the mundane? i guess Yahtzee was right when he said, "If you feed humanity flavorless wall paper paste for decades, then you shouldn't be surprised when that's all they want to eat now."
I found the show hilarious, the many failed jokes were pretty funny as they weren't well received at all.
Just skip the show next time and watch the premieres online a day later at gametrailers.com its so simple. I didn't care at all for the awards and I don't now either. Most of the videos were kinda meh to me. I did like the Spec Ops trailer and the Medal of Honor trailer. They were awesome. Other things were okay, but not as good as I expected. You people complain to much.
First and last timing watching it.
e3 suck was hying but it end up sucking tgs was hyping out it end up sucking and now vga: new games around trying to tease for a secret game , suppose to have zelda trailers. it end up like e3 and tgs. suck
Although I can barely understand what you are typing, I completely disagree about E3 this year. In the past few years E3 was terrible, but this year's was really good and makes me want to pay attention to it again in the future. VGA awards, on the other hand, did suck. Only redeeming factor is who got a couple of the rewards (mainly UC2, thinking it was gonna be snubbed). There is really no reason to watch it. Two hours for no entertainment value and any reveals can be seen 10 minutes after they are shown on another site, anyway. If they want to make the awards better, they need to get rid of the stupid staged humor, get rid of the musical acts, and replace all that with more video game premieres. Remember, the better each year's show becomes, the more likely it is that they are able to get meaningful premieres. (I'm curious if the people behind Crackdown 2 pissed off the VGAs to have them show something as horrible as that trailer)
What you watched, Nintendo E3? lol SONY CE E3 09 was Absolutely Amazing, so much Awesome Games...
but E3 was great these last 2 years, especially Sony's although the same can't be said about Nintendo! E3 was always about games! (although you know, one particular camp always brings in celebrities!) but I agree about one thing VGA was all about fame! most of the awards given were nonsense! p/s: E3 2008
True, there are too many events. E3, GamesCom, TGS, and much more. 3 is more then enough hyping.
I AGREE!!!! Last time I'm going to watch this crap and last time i'll listen to that boy (Geoff) when he cries wolf.
...but his megaton announcements are all bogus. Not one is worth even mentioning as a big announcement, but more of a side note. He's either totally out of touch with what gamers want or he's cashes a check every time he cries wolf.
this article = Failure
The VGAs were crap and you know it. The awards were poorly chosen, the games reveals were crap, Halo was crap even though Geoff claimed it would blow everyone away (that loser has lost all credibility), the speakers are annoying and not funny (especially Jack Black), etc. Overall it looked like some stupid Nickelodeon awards show. What an embarrassment.
VGA's are so lame, never watching them again. "World Premiere's" suck just a bunch of CGI, no gameplay. No close ups on the stage babes. Snoop needs retire back to the ghetto. Jack Black is getting old fast. Samuel L. Jackson, is on my list of Top Ten worst actors. Extreme developer nerds accepting their awards is painful to watch. Who cares about Game of the Year, it means absolutely nothing.
Sorry but your comment is extremely indicative of what is wrong with the industry. Get off your high horse already and realized that although you don't see it there are thousands of people working around the clock to make games that you buy and play. I think it is only fair that there is a show to award those hard working individuals who shed blood and tears to provided us with quality entertainment for us spoiled brats to enjoy. Who cares about the Game of the Year you ask? Ask any of the people who were involved in the development of Uncharted 2 and see what they think about winning the award. The creative director was damn near in tears on that stage when they accepted the award. No close ups on the stage babes. (Get a girlfriend "nerd".) Snoop needs retire back to the ghetto. (Snoop has more money and skills than you know what to do with, not to mention pvssy) Jack Black is getting old fast. (Still funny as hell and he has his own game) Samuel L. Jackson, is on my list of Top Ten worst actors. (I agree, but still a better and richer actor than you, unless you are secretly TOm Cruise or Brad Pit or Mel Gibson)
@nycredude- Hes not opposed to having awards that recognize video games, hes opposed to the CURRENT show that Spike does on a yearly basis. BTW, call me crazy, but I didn't thk Snoop Dogg's performance was THAT bad.
Developers want you to BUY the games. Developers want you to INVEST in their franchise. They don't care about some pathetic awards that is a popularity contest first. PS3 Fans don't want to hear that in a year that they FINALLY make headway, it's all for nothing. I told you Sony Fans that NO ONE CARES. 2009 is the WORST year of gaming EVER. Naughty Dog is an amazing developer, and I hope winning "Game of the Year" motivates PS3 owners to support the title. But these Awards Shows mean nothing. Zero. They need funding. Your money. Your support. Now give it to them. Today. Go and buy something.
I'm not disagreeing with your statements that the hard working developers deserve some recognition. I'm simply saying the VGA's are boring as hell, the same as any other award show IMO, music, movies, they all suck. My comment about the stage babes, I am married, maybe your [email protected] and don't like to look at women, I don't know. Snoop was good back in the day, but now he looks ridicolous. Sam Jackson is a loser, sorry.
HAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! "Worst year for gaming, Ever!" Yeah maybe for the 360 only owner, ha! I have had one of the best years to date, Killzone, RE5, Infamous, Uncharted 2, Forza 3, Shadow Complex, Demon Souls Assasins Creed, MW2, Dragon Age Origins, Ratchet & Clank, Batman AA etc, Notice how many of those were PS3 exclusives ;)
Borgome No I am not g*y. I am actually married but seriously if you are tuning in the the VGA awards show to look at babes then I have to question your choice there. Snoop might look rediculous but so does almost every rapper now. Rap isn't what it used to be period. Samual Jackson I totally agree with you he sucks. I have to admit I watch this to get gaming news but the content was dissappointing. All the trailers were cutscenes and sucked but I am looking forward to BAtman: AA 2. However this show is pretty much the same as all of the awards shows in Hollywood. They all suck ass. But going in expecting an emmy award winning experience you are just setting yourself up for dissappointment.
It was average, I actually have more fun watching 'Funniest Home Video's' reruns.
Men getting hit in the junk. Good times. :P
Only watched the trailers wasn't that interested in the game awards. Though I think a VGA for the gaming industrie isn't a bad thing. I got nothing against any other awards program, seems logical games would also have some kind of awards program. Just seems to me the execution wasn't that well.
Im still waiting for the biggest surprise premiere in VGA history sigh...
a failure to your expectations or a failure in execution, because I saw a show that started and ended according to plan. Oh I see you did not like it and now you want to b*tch about it because you have no real news to give us you produce a show of half that caliber then come back so we can talk sh*t about it
That was great. Thank you for your true sense of reality. lol
Well, personally I don't see the point in asking us all to actually do something before we're allowed an opinion(murder, rape, paedopgilia-don't need t try em to know they ain't for me, y'know?)but I'll concur that the moaning is a little OTT at times. sure GK ballsed it up this year by hyping it way too far when there was little we couldn't have guessed at pretty safely to begin with. The thing I really fon't get about gamers and this kind of thing is how we haven't learned from decades of the Oscars-awardsceremonies suck and are pretty much meaningless oputside of those invited to attend. Getting kudos from your audience and peers muct be great and things like this offer that in a nice, concise way but, honestly, how many times has your gavourite movie of the year won the BIG Oscar? I can't hink of once-and I'm OLD! If you're gonna be upset when someone's hype fails or when your bestest game doesn't win then these things aren't for you jusr as, because I see no point in them for gamers themselves they aren't for me either-but expecting a ceremony for gaming awards to be a lot better than this? Why and how? Seriously-it means sod all. I mean EVERYONE loves Okami and BG&E now, don't they? If there was an award for best games that sold sod all they'd win every time but I'm sure they'd have preferred even decent sales and the chance to make a sequel(or in BG&E2's case they might be but Okami has been forced onto DS like BC has to PSP)over a gew nice, nut iltimately pointless gongs. I fon't like awards in film, in music or, now, in gaming. How can we have a fair "winner" between a great RPG and a great shooter? Why should we want one? We know what we liked best and no award is empirical proof to bandy around in some fanboy argument is it? So, if it's not gor you just leave it alone and let others enjoy it--that's where Ross is right as you really didn't have to watch any of it-even the trailers would(and now are anyway)be up right away at GT so there's litle excuse for falling for the hype that only existed(and you can't really blame him) to boost his show. BTW, all those "who won E3" articles are even worse, imo, how can you "win" a press junket that costs more than it's worth? That takes devs away from their work, delays games and reduces the cash available to them? When we could be given the information way better without the gaming industry having to drag itself to one spot every year and pretend to like journalists so much they drink with them? And what about the month of hype and BS predictions beforehand? OK, enough questions. Seriouslym though, this need for "winners" is a little silly in my eyes and E3(and TGS, GDC etc)are even less necessary these days-honestly, wouldn't we all be better off if the E3 budget actually just went into game R&D , no? Plus, I'm as big a fan of Uncharted2 as anyone but is my life any better for their two awards at ND? Is the game better? Do we enjoy it more now that this has validated our opinion? Being frank there's very few things worth getting less excited about than bloody awards.
Uncharted 2 game of the year! Like it or not Xbots hahaha :)
Hope you like the only good game the PS3 had "Beside MGS4"
Spoken like a true xbot who wouldn't know a good game even if it bit him in the ass.
browse the net the next day. You'll get all the info packed into 1 minute or so.
It's sad, but the VGA's have really been out of touch with the gaming communities for far too long. Really, there's a few places where their choices were ludicrous. Modern Warfare 2 for best Multiplayer? I guess they didn't read all of the complaints about the multiplayer. AC2 for best action game? Maybe they never got hit with that critical checkpoint bug... Most Anticipated Game: God of War 3? That one's going to be a topic of contention all on its own. It was put up against some pretty hyped up games: Mass Effect 2, Bioshock 2, Starcraft 2. Time will tell if it was deserved, however.
So modern warfare 2 doesn't have the best multiplayer? I guess you've never played it and only read reports of the bugs. You're a hater if I've ever seen one. The only award they gave out that I disagree with is "Most Anticipated". I think it should have went to Mass Effect 2 but that's just me. As far as GOTY is concerned, they couldn't have picked a better game than Uncharted 2. If Modern Warfare 2 won I would have completely dismissed the entire show as a popularity contest instead of choosing quality over quantity. Uncharted 2 is my favorite game ever I think, FF7 ranking behind it. UC2 FTW
I'll never watch VGA's again the last two years were a waste of time. Any trailer they show end up on the net 5 minutes later or on various sites the next day. If I want to see Jack Black or Sam Jackson I'll go to Walmart and throw a dart at the DVD section.
I cant believe anyone really has time to watch this total pile of trash. Look at the games nominated and some of the some of the winners...real BS.. Dragon Origin...beat Demons Souls...thats a LOL joke...DO brings nothing new to the table and it scored lower than DS....I could go on..but what a waste
I don't watch award shows for any form of entertainment because the masses of people that vote for winners are generally stupid
Must be a bot who wrote this article.
I feel bad for Shane Kim he doesn't know that retarded people use his name.
Except, Jack Black aka WTF was simply handed his award just for show. Nolan should have won! But GOTY was on point and deserved. :)
Gosh, I wasn't expecting to see @ssholes on N4G whining about something stupid today. What a surprise.
And you're just as much of an @sshole as those people whining. Grow up, if you disagree what they're saying, then address it directly instead of being a whining hypocrite.
You cut me deep just then. Let's try this: I hate everything. Nothing's ever good enough. Give me bubbles. Better?
this just proves that media starts the hype not the gamers, like that one guy from gametrailers did.
Can anyone write an article that is more than two short paragraphs? I'm so sick of articles with no substance that at first seem interesting.
otherwise it was awful. Just like every year.
Freaking Mike Tyson and those jersey douches. OMFG! You know its bad when they have to get the jersey douches and Mike Tyson on the show.
it was a joke
Did anyone see (or more importantly, hear) The Bravery? My fᴜck, they were horrible.
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