You’d think a show that’s packed with celebrities, new game announcements and awesome trailers would draw a pretty sizable crowd – well, apparently that’s not the case at all.
They had bigger reveals but less viewers. Ouch.
I didn't watch it either i just waited till the videos showed up on N4G. ....Thats totally not what i did, i fell asleep lol.
i think all the gaming community should just ditch the VGA's they are a joke
Yeah i just laughed when people compared VGA to E3.
Halve the number of adverts, halve the number of Z grade jokes which i found either pointlessly obnoxious or exceptionally patronising, give the show a lot more intelligence. No need for pretentiousness, just acknowledge viewers are educated. With this will come credibility where these awards have MEANING. Which is rather the point of award shows and awards in general. Doesn't actually matter if you give out a piece of paper or a solid gold diamond covered statue, what counts is building up credibility and genuine desirability for a coveted award. When people watching and people involved genuinely see the awards as an accomplishment or aspiration then you are likely to have yourselves an unmissable event for the millions and millions of gamers out there....
Doesn't matter how big the reveals are when they're on the Web only an hour after they were aired. They need to change the format overall.
An hour? more like 10 minutes lol.
Same could be said about e3 tho, but e3 its all about developers and their games
Nah, E3 is a geekfest. You get to go demo games, meet developers, get swag, and hang out with people you normally only talk to on the Web. And there's a lot that happens at E3 that doesn't make it to the Web (parties and meals with various developers and the such).
I thought the NPH would bring em out!
I think they need an Angry Joe vs Geoff Keighly Steel cage match for next year's ratings
I’ve never watched the VGAs personally. I actually kinda miss the days when E3 was the premiere source for new game news. Now games are being exposed in a trickle-down effect that just kills the buzz for me.
Well, you have got to put on a big show, i don't know hwy are they having such a hard time realizing that. They are just bringing in big Celebrities and are hoping that the viewer-ship will increase.
Terrible Show Got Terrible Ratings. In other news: 1+1=2 Aside from the Trailers/Premiers, it was CRAP.
lol - bubbles for you.
You're absolutely correct, Spunnups, it was a terrible show, and it had terrible ratings, but to play Devil's Advocate here: 16 and Pregnant had 2.091 million viewers last night: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2i... Does that make it a good show? Hehe, not at all, of course, but I think Spike is just catering to the wrong age group. At least that horrid show I mentioned above knows its audience enough to get them watching, however vapid that audience tends to be. Maybe Spike should get over the whole "13-year-olds that still have to substitute Maxim for porn - those poor souls - totally love this show!" kick and appeal to actual gamers next time.
Don't forget those watching it overseas via streams. Then check how many viewers watched xD
maybe if every gaming-site and blog didn't have their own list, and VGA would/could get a number of really respected journalists/reviewers of respected gaming sites to decide for the winner. Maybe they have a shot in a few years to get the ratings up again.
Taking away the viewers chance to vote on the winners had to hurt the ratings. I know I didn't watch it because of this fact! I watched it last year though
Well what do you expect when you have a good majority of hosts that dont know crap about video games. If they actually had a little more gaming elements put into it, and not have crap bands like My Chemical Romance. Though I did like how they had the song from RDR on there, that and the reveals were like the only good parts of the show. The reveals are the only reason people watch it, mainly because its just a glorified version of what every other gaming website does for Video game awards.
VGA is nothing but a star promotion who has nothing to do with gaming.
Spike's Idea of a Good Awards Show: 1) Hire celebrity guests who don't even know how to spell "PS3". 2) Make an obscene amount of sex jokes, because all gamers will surely snicker at the word "boobs". 3) Have a live band perform. That just SOUNDS like a fantastic idea for a video game show. 4) Fudge the votes, so that the nominee with the most expensive acceptance video wins. 5) Don't censor the dialogue. People will think we're cool for using strong language! 6) For the love of humanity, HIRE NEIL PATRICK HARRIS! He was in that one hamburger movie! lol so kewl!!!1!!
Maybe the need to change their name to SVGA or HDEF?
They did have some decent premieres though Uncharted 3 Forza 4, which had stolen footage Call of Duty: Modern Snowboarding and 10 others
The VGA's...Its a love hate thing for me. I love that gaming has a televised awards show. I hate what inevitably ends up as the final product. I love that they have tons of new game trailers. I hate that the show focuses so much on the game trailer reveals. I love the expectation/build up of all the possible reveals. I hate that all those reveals get leaked the week before. I love having comedic types with gaming backgrounds MC the show. I hate the countless stiff celebrities/gaming people they add in that have zero stage presence or public speaking skills. I love seeing developers getting recognized. I hate Spike turning it into a teeny bopper, look at this cool music guest, fart joke excuse of a timeslot.
Problem with the VGA's is that they cater to the Mainstream gamer. And the Mainstream gamer only cares about 1 thing, Mainstream games. They don't care about the reveals or anything else cause as long as they get their CoD fix every year then they're okay and won't care about anything else other then "How good is the next CoD going to be?". I gave up on the show after they had the cast from Jersey Shore show up. After that, done and wrap, no need to even watch this trash anymore.
Serious question: did they ever increase?
They need to make it viewable on the Spike website for people outside of the US, I'm sick of jumping between Ustream and Justin.tv streams when they get closed down.
I'm in Canada and I got to see it on TV, so you must mean outside North America :P
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