I mean, only like 3 seconds of the whole program were actually devoted to video games.
I mean, they had live apearances by david spade - who announced a couple award winners...yes, no nomonee's(sp?)...just the winners.
Lil' kim...who i'm quite sure has never touched a video game in her life.
did I mention no nomonee's(sp?)...When have you EVER seen an award show that didn't show who was eligable for the award!?!?!
They awarded best animation in a game to "DOA: Extreme beach vollyball" which pardon me, WAS THE DUMBEST GAME EVER!. I mean, I didn't mind the T&A shots, but gimmie a break, the game really blew hardcore. But besides that, many other games had much better animation. But I guess this is Spike tv, and they just assume that this is "television for guys" that all we'd care about in games are violence, and nudity.
They voted most addictive game of the year to "Soul Caliber 2"....right...I don't see to many people (losing their jobs, dropping out of school, commiting suicide, or getting divorced) over @#%$ Soul Caliber 2. Great game, but as far as addictivness...Everquest bends soul caliber 2 over a counter and busts a die in it's face.
They actually had a catigory that was "best in game voice played by a human"....yeah, that one went to Grand theft auto III.
Ok...so lets screw over all the people who put countless hours into programing, testing, and designing GTA III, only to give an award to the guy who did the least amount of work in the video game. I guess it's ok though, cause they actually let him come out, and give credit to the company for creating the game in the first place.
Lets not forget the wrestling match in the middle of the show announced by jenna jameson. Some people like wrestling, but to me...it seems vaguely the same.
My main beef with the show is that they didn't even remotely try to award the people who work on games. If they really wanted to put on a good show, they would have people announce the nomonees for each category, then bring up like the producer, and lead designers of the game to accept the awards.
Hell, the closest thing I saw to someone's name, was in a small window that was crammed into the bottom of the screen. At least let them get up there, and give credit to those that worked on it...don't just have a bunch of moron's throwing confetti all over the table that won, and zip back up on stage.
I think the payoff comes for the developers in the fact they are making good money. Think how well the guys at Rockstar North are doing on last year's success of GTA:VC.
Anyways, I didn't even bother to watch it. If Spike TV is as lame and shallow as most of their programing, no way in hell I'm going to watch an award show about something I actually take seriously. I mean, if i was a professional, involved music critic, the MTV music awards would probably drive me out into the street in NYC with a 12 gauge and .45 sidearm, looking for the first moron award winning @#%$ to step out into the street.
Either a shotgun and a 9mm or a high powered rifle and a .45. Otherwise, shotty and .45 are more knockdown close range than anything you can use to take out those annoying people who actually think they can outrun you.
1. Shuffle a bunch of geeky lookin dudes with bad physiques, not tans across the stage. Announce their names that no one has ever heard before.
2. Get a bunch of musicians and actors and put on a show.
Sure, 1. may be more real, fulfilling for the winners, and maybe the least bit credible. But, 2. is gonna get ratings, or at least a little ratings, unlike 1. who only a few will watch.
The bottom line is it was gonna suck anyways. Things like this should be handled in-industry like a convention where its the developers choosing who wins. Brelkor the Blackhammer, The Masta Back Stabba, retired rogue
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They have a excellent show at the local McDonalds once per month. The honorable employee of the month ceremony and the handing down of a terrifc $30 gift certificate, admiration of peers and customers and the mugshot on the bathroom wall.
Lately George has been putting in a very strong performance. Man, he smiles on the worst days! Even once I dropped my bucket of fries and he gave me one for free. Have you seen that man work a broom? Oh I want to me a mop handle in my next life.
Esther has been coming in strong though. Even with her bad accent and vocabulary of 3 english words(please, thank you, @#%$), she works the drivethru window like a champ. Rush hour? No problem. Grandma paying in pennies and dropped half in the handoff? Its ok. Pranksters on the mic, nobody can zoom in faster and call the manager.
I don't know who will win but I am damn curious. I even climb the kiddy ride outside to try to get a birds eye view in the managers office to no avail.
We can all watch it right before the superbowl, its gonna be good.
*disclaimer: I can't remeber the last time I stepped into McDonalds.