Well, it’s a day after the VGAs, and, now, I kind of want to kill myself after sitting through the whole damn thing. Man, I’ve heard horror stories about the show, but I never realized how bad it was. There is NOTHING I can say that hasn’t been said before of what’s wrong with this show.
This whole show pretty much stems from one problem. It’s not an awards show, it’s a marketing event. It’s not there to celebrate games, the making of games, the developers, the community, or anything. It’s there to sell you stuff. I can go on about how wrong it is to show so few awards or how they shove off the ACTUAL GAME OF THE YEAR in order to market more things. It’s all just so terribly offensive.
Anyways, if you want to see what my reactions were while I was watching the show, I was pretty busy with my Twitter feed last night. I took all the ones I felt were the highlight(since, this is The VGAs to someone who’s never watched the VGAs)
2h Oh god….I already may not be able to watch it all the way through, and it hasn’t even started…
2h Starting with South Park isn’t so bad…actually, it’s probably a really good choice.
2h And, now hosting the next guy who don’t know nothing about video games….
2h OOhhhhhhh GOODDDD!!! Did he really do that?
1h Thanks for agreeing to ruin one of the coolest moments from Pulp Fiction Sam….
1h It’s weird to see a South Park game show a lot of promise. I mean, I love South Park, but it kind of looks like a good game too.
1h Ok, that really is what the VGA statue looks like….I’m really not sure what to say about it. It looks like a toy.
1h VGAs showing games you might not have heard of? Oh god…..
1h If it’s promoted on VGA, I don’t think the game really needs their help in the first place.
1h The Phantom Pain? That’s an even dumber title than…well…The Phantom Menace. That title looks cool all of a sudden.
1h Character of the Year. Wait, what the hell is this?
1h I think gaming would be better if the VGAs weren’t around. Maybe not by that much, but, still…..
1h Does anyone actually care about the new Tom Cruise movie? Didn’t think so…
1h Why is there even a character of the year?
1h I thought the Prince of Darkness was Ozzy….oh, never mind.
1h You know, there’s a reason hardly anyone takes the show seriously.
1h Good god, this show really does deserve a column…..I never realized how bad it was.
1h Sam Jackson mode….how hilarious.
1h Did they really just go through a whole part of the show without an award?
1h I’m sorry for not being able to provide funny commentary like I promised, but this is just sad……
1h Conglaturations, you have prooved how horrid our culture can get. Now go rest our heroes.
1h What’s the deal with Character of the year? This is just more promotional bull****!
1h Welcome our next celebrity who don’t know nothin’ about video games. She works as the boobs tonight. Why else would she be here?
1h Another trailer, not even another award yet. Great work guys.
1h Hey, another reward finally.
1h Well, Assassin’s Creed 3 isn’t winning GotY now.
1h Hahaha, another Sam Jackson quip. This is really degrading for him. I can’t believe this.
1h Wait, a BlOps II character? God………..I’m trying really hard not to cuss out this show right now.
1h Yeah, bringing up the military in the same light as Black Ops. Real ****ing classy guys!
56m You see? It’s funny, because Sam Jackson is playing a bad mother****er in everything he’s in.
45m Ok, this is pretty low, why is Shepard a nominee for character of the year? That really defeats the point of having a character award.
44m It’s funny, because…..2012…..yeah…..
24m Hey, that got someone on who actually knows a thing or two about video games. Who would’a thunk?
22m Portal probably deserves it more than anything else though.
21m Half-Life 2? I can think of worse games…
20m They should have pulled out the game because of the failure that was Half-Life 3, or Episode 3, or, oh, whatever.
19m Oh, Halo 4, he actually had to tell people to cheer about a game that nobody’s going to care about once the year is over.
5m Why does Game of the Year get shoved off for more of whatever bull**** promotions this show is doing? Kind of not a big deal, isn’t it?
Well, my first and last viewing of a VGA show. Thanks for making me lose a lot of faith with video games now.