Why Video Game Awards Shows are not taken seriously

Nelson writes "The 2010 Video Game popularity contest, also known as, the Spike TV Video Game Awards are over. Some people took home awards, while others just sat and watched. But then again, did anyone really care to watch it? Video Game Awards are rarely taken seriously among gamers. What matters with gamers is if they liked the game personally. Awards rarely persuade them to either buy or not buy a game. What usually persuades a gamer’s opinion is either a word of mouth suggestion from a friend, a fair online review, or a game demo.

Awards shows and awards are mainly looked at as just another marketing tool used by marketing companies and this is what this year’s Spike TV VGAs felt like."

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I_find_it_funny3490d ago (Edited 3490d ago )

They're like MTV awards, a lotta wistles and supposedly fun, yay for FUN!!

Imo Game Critics Awards and Game Choice Awards are more prestige

deadreckoning6663490d ago (Edited 3490d ago )

"Imo Game Critics Awards and Game Choice Awards are more prestige"

Why do you say that?

@I_find_it_funny- Obviously its ur opinion...but you have nothing to back it up.

For example, what factors make Game Critics and Game Choice awards more prestigious than other video game award shows in YOUR opinion? etc.

Edit: Oh okay

I_find_it_funny3490d ago (Edited 3490d ago )

Because thats my opinion

GCM awards are based on many, many media awards including Spike, and it's kind of perfect summary. Many websites, magazines participate and vote.
GCA are given by developers themselves, no explanation needed why it's better than fanboys voting online.

An example heard on youtube, let's allow people vote for Oscars... and te winner is... Twilight

jony_dols3490d ago

They should get Dara O'Brien (an Irish comedian who is big in the UK and is a self professed gamer) to present it.

SaiyanFury3490d ago

I am physically unable to watch Spike, so I care not for the VGA. Although I put my own merit and gaming above celebrities giving out awards for things they don't know about. Like GT5; I dig the game in a huge way. Do I care if some celebrity I know nothing about gives it some award? Nope. I'm playing it because I love it, personally. I don't care what other people think.

Sticky__Rice3490d ago (Edited 3490d ago )

Yep... but who really cares; I'm a gamer; forget what other's think about it;

-Alpha3490d ago (Edited 3490d ago )

I care that they are allowed to have such an event and screw people who deserve proper recognition. And also what superstrokey said below is true.

The entire thing is a joke, but I wish we could have a serious show dedicated to our media. There is a reason why the game industry isn't taken seriously and this is why.

The VGAs appeal to the "Cool Bro!" gamers, in fact, SMG2 was specifically phased out of GOTY because it wasn't appealing enough for the supposed core crowd.

And the fact that it's based on a voting system where a bunch of fanboys under 12 have the power to vote (just read the comments on the voting section) and coupling in the fact that games like COD win categories they don't even deserve to belong in it's not hard to see what kind of show the VGAs are

SuperStrokey11233490d ago

I can tell you why, cause they make constant bad jokes abotu porn and drugs and then put it on TV to represent all gamers. Its terrible.

stuntman_mike3490d ago (Edited 3490d ago )

i agree with your comment in that they get someone to present the thing then they try thier hardest to detract you from the games and make it seem cool, when most of us just wanna see the games on offer. not some nobody who thinks their funny pretending they like gaming.

people need to get over being embarrased about being a gamer and except its a part of our society, and we aint gonna back down.

SnakeMustDie3490d ago

Because they act like they don't even deserved to be taken seriously considering VGA has already lost so much credibility it's not even funny. The only thing that can be taken seriously on the show is the game reveals, trailers and footages like Uncharted 3.

creatchee3490d ago (Edited 3490d ago )

I like it for the fun aspect to be sure. I can't disagree with RDR winning either, but I was rooting for GOW3 though.

SnakeMustDie3490d ago

I was rooting for SC2. I am more of a PC fanboy

theonlylolking3490d ago

I wanted Mass effect 2 or GOW3 to win not crappy RDR.

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