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Op Ed

Fempop - VGAs--Not The Oscars For Video Games.
And VGAs? Buddies? You’re the MTV Movie Awards. Despite a great panel of judges (a mix of male and female video game critics who know their stuff) and some very smart categories (Best DLC? Best Multiplayer? That’s awesome. Heck next you’ll do “Best Environment Design” and “Best UI” and those will be awesome too.) you’re pandering to the populist demographic. You’re forgoing prestige for ratings.

Which I get. Mama gotta eat right? You need to make money or it’s a waste, and you’re technically part of Spike TV, which never met a boob on a trampoline it didn’t like. So a little pandering is certainly in order.

But the VGAs have become straight up pandering with a side of stupidity. And what’s worse? It’s not even pandering to gamers! It’s pandering to pop culture’s idea of gamers. Which apparently involve sex obsessed dudes who like bad jokes and outdated internet memes.

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14. Re: Op Ed Dec 14, 2011, 08:55 Ant
 
Why don't you guys just record and watch later so you can fast forward (FF) or skip parts? That is what I do. BTW, is there an online video of it?  
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13. Re: Op Ed Dec 13, 2011, 19:41 Sepharo
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Dec 13, 2011, 16:28:
....outdated internet memes.
This seems like an oxymoron, as all internet memes are generally outdated the very next day after they're created. They get old to me that quickly, anyway.

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12. Re: Op Ed Dec 13, 2011, 16:28 Mordecai Walfish
 
....outdated internet memes.

This seems like an oxymoron, as all internet memes are generally outdated the very next day after they're created. They get old to me that quickly, anyway.

Also, fuck the VGA's.

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11. Re: Op Ed Dec 13, 2011, 16:18 PHJF
 
...somehow have the hots for Felicia Day.

Who doesn't?
 
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10. Re: Op Ed Dec 13, 2011, 15:31 jacobvandy
 
GameTrailers is an official partner of Spike TV (might even be owned by them, I'm not sure), so they had all the direct-feed trailers and videos instantly posted online after they aired. There was absolutely no reason to actually watch the show, unless you like cringing at bad video game jokes or somehow have the hots for Felicia Day.  
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9. Re: Op Ed Dec 13, 2011, 12:41 Beamer
 
Fion wrote on Dec 13, 2011, 12:37:
I forced myself to watch the entire 2 hours of crap that was the VGA's for the Bioware reveal. Granted that was pointless as well. I can say that at least it was more about the games this time around and Zack Levi made it relatively watchable. But in the end it was just a two hour long game commercial. They gave what, four awards in TWO HOURS! On top of that the award winners had about 10 seconds to say their thanks before it was back to the franchise humping.

Dude, I'm sure the reveal was on YouTube 5 minutes later...
 
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8. Re: Op Ed Dec 13, 2011, 12:37 Fion
 
I forced myself to watch the entire 2 hours of crap that was the VGA's for the Bioware reveal. Granted that was pointless as well. I can say that at least it was more about the games this time around and Zack Levi made it relatively watchable. But in the end it was just a two hour long game commercial. They gave what, four awards in TWO HOURS! On top of that the award winners had about 10 seconds to say their thanks before it was back to the franchise humping.  
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7. Re: Op Ed Dec 13, 2011, 12:32 Cutter
 
Who do you think watches shit like the VGAs? The same mouth-breathers that buy games like MW3.
 
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6. Re: Op Ed Dec 13, 2011, 11:40 xXBatmanXx
 
Note to readers: Paint is Wet Until Dry.  
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5. Re: Op Ed Dec 13, 2011, 11:38 Beamer
 
A reporter watching something to report on!?
Heresy!


Man, what's next, will you tell me Roger Ebert watched Jack & Jill?
 
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4. Re: Op Ed Dec 13, 2011, 11:32 tuddies
 
How would Fempop give a review without watching?

Your invalidation is invalid
 
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3. Re: Op Ed Dec 13, 2011, 11:16 Silicon Avatar
 
The story here is that TV is talking about video games to get people to watch TV.  
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2. Re: Op Ed Dec 13, 2011, 10:51 InBlack
 
Im thinking for the same reason we still visit Blues, read occasional reviews and dig through piles of shit to find an actual gem of a game....

We dont have much choice, its either that or find another hobby.
 
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1. Re: Op Ed Dec 13, 2011, 10:36 Creston
 
So why are you watching then, Fempop?

/argument invalidated.

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