Geoff Keighley has been updating the world on Twitter on the presenters for this year's The Game Awards and while there are luminaries from the gaming industry present like Reggie Fils-Aime, there are also some choices which are odd (even though I respect them in their own respective crafts) e.g. Stephen A Smith, Christopher Nolan, and Gal Gadot to name a few. It's closest thing the game industry has to an Academy Award but it seems kinda weird to me that these presenters are barely associated with video games, if at all. It's an interesting way of producing the show for sure and I dig the non-insular approach. Inviting these celebrities would maybe lend legitimacy to the awards which the game industry seems to have been clamoring for for so long but I do not know of any instance where celebrities from the Oscars or the Grammy, or any awards shows for that matter intermingled with one another (apart from performances and actors who are also successful musical artists). Sorry for rambling on and on. My point being, it should only be fair that someday, Hideo Kojima or (cue in the laugh track) David Cage, or Jonathan Blow, or any other reputable gaming personality be invited in the more established awards show as a host or some sort of presenter.
Eh, in the end what does it matter, right? It's an awards show, who gives a damn? Still, I want to know your thoughts on this trivial matter. Should Geoff Keighley invite more non-gaming personalities or should he endeavor to include more gaming personalities in place of these celebrities or is he doing an excellent job mixing in both gaming and non-gaming personalities?