Alright, so the VGAs kinda sucked once again. What would you guys propose be done differently to make the show respectable and enjoyable for all types of gamers. What would be your idea of the ideal show?
My idea of a good show would be one hosted by someone like Tim Schafer (suggested by Justin McElroy). When listing nominees for GOTY, get people who have a fucking clue why those respective games are good to talk about them rather than some has been celebrity using stupid stereotypical idioms to describe every game such as, "Its got a lot of action!" or, "Boy do I love owning people", or "Yeah, it has a great story". Tell people WHY these games are good and WHY they deserve to be GOTY. Maybe pick a representative to from the judges panel to pitch why each game should be GOTY. Also, the only time a developer got a decent amount of time to speak tonight, they tea-bagged him. Way to disrespect the people you're trying to celebrate in a completely unfunny and cliche way.
Charity is great and all, but there's absolutely no need to waste time watching a Jonas brother jump around like Spiderman, Felicia Day slicing fruit, or some bimbos eating cupcakes off a conveyor belt. This is supposed to be a show about games, probably over half of the segments were either completely unrelated or loosely related to gaming. In the first 40 minutes of the show this year, they gave out ONE AWARD. Then, they proceeded to knock of about 10 awards in 30 seconds right before a commercial break. What the fuck? If the awards have no meaning, the show has no meaning.
Its neat that they spend time creating footage of some characters talking about the show but they could be better, and I'd like the see the developers of each specific character have input on these videos as to better capture the persona of each character. This show would greatly benefit from people like Tim Schafer, Justin McElroy, David Jaffe, Todd Howard, Jonathan Blow, Jeff Gerstmann, Ken Levine, etc. having their presence felt and running the show. Unfortunately, that kind of set up probably isn't possible with a show produced by Mark Burnett and aired on SPIKE. Until the show is completely produced and planned by those fully invested in the gaming industry, this show will always reflect badly for the gaming community as a whole.