The Big Picture: If the Oscars Were the VGAs

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If the Oscars were the VGAs, Watchmen would lose Best Superhero Movie to X-Men Orgins: Wolverine.

*Shudder*

If the Oscars were the VGA's, Twilight would win every award.

Oh wait, we have MTV for that!

If the Oscars were the VGA's...

micheal bay would win awards for best cinematography and shia leboof would win best actor.

i feel dirty just typing that, i need a shower....

If the Oscars were the VGAs, films like Inception, Social Network, etc. would not exist, and there might have been a sequel to Avatar consisting of nothing but that fight scene at the end.

... Oh, and I would have an even bigger reason why to never, EVER watch TV. Ever.

I'm getting more than a little sick of Bob's uber geek crap here. We all know the VGAs are a fucking joke, but Bob's constant dismisal of the current state of the industry is more than a little grating. Nintendo doesn't rule the world anymore, more people are into games than just reclusive geeks, and the industry is thriving. The man needs to accept the fact that the vast majority of FPS players aren't the villainous jocks from every nerd movie ever made. There needs to be more than one voice of reason and wisdom on this site because Bob's constant dismisal and even belittleing of the FPS genre and its fans is wearing out its welcome.

JoeThree:
PS: Felicia Day will never touch your penis, no matter how white a knight you are.

Challenge accepted!!

Vault101:

Jennacide:
Nice jab at the Mark Hamill fiasco. I refuse to ever watch the VGAs, I'm not giving the drivel ratings, but I heard about Tara Strong's super angry tweet about what they did to him. Which brings up two questions: why would you disrespect MARK FUCKING HAMILL, and what in the living hell was the cast of the Jersey Shore even doing there?

what did they do to mark hamil?...

and jersy shore??

.....fuck....just

...fuck

Tara Strong posted a very angry Tweet mentioning what happened, it was never on camera, but a few people there reinforced her claim. Basically, they put the morons from Jersey Shore in the front row, who don't even fucking belong there, and she and Mark Hamill were in the very last rows, when they had actually been in one of the biggest games of the year. She was accepting that maybe she doesn't have as much star power, but Mark Hamill is a pop culture icon.

fuck you

fuck you

kill yourself

wow that was nice

JoeThree:
Waaah! Gaming is diverse and I only like diversity when it involves black people and women, not people with differences than me beyond the surface! Waaaah!

PS: Felicia Day will never touch your penis, no matter how white a knight you are.

wow that was nice

If the Oscars were the VGAs, Fast Five would of been nominated for picture of the year, but The Expendables would of won.

But seriously, the VGAs are a sourge on gaming. They do little more than demonize the whole industry and make us all seem like extremely immature.

Oh, and did they actually teabag someone on stage? Seriously? I can't even imagine Spike TV stooping that low...

And the winner of the OscarVGAGrammyGameOfTheYear award goes to...Pinkie Pie!

Fox242:
I'm getting more than a little sick of Bob's uber geek crap here. We all know the VGAs are a fucking joke, but Bob's constant dismisal of the current state of the industry is more than a little grating. Nintendo doesn't rule the world anymore, more people are into games than just reclusive geeks, and the industry is thriving. The man needs to accept the fact that the vast majority of FPS players aren't the villainous jocks from every nerd movie ever made. There needs to be more than one voice of reason and wisdom on this site because Bob's constant dismisal and even belittleing of the FPS genre and its fans is wearing out its welcome.

Not trying to dismiss this point as there is true to what you say and we should not stereotype the entire FPS genre. But it doesn't help that I can go onto any modern FPS and listen for about 2 minutes and half the crap that is sputtered by players is immature, imbecilic, and senseless.

I actually like the VGAs, unprofessional as it may be. It's presented much like a comedy act, so I don't have to rage whenever there's an opinion that contradicts mine. The metascore and sales are what really matter in the end.

Freakout456:

Fox242:
I'm getting more than a little sick of Bob's uber geek crap here. We all know the VGAs are a fucking joke, but Bob's constant dismisal of the current state of the industry is more than a little grating. Nintendo doesn't rule the world anymore, more people are into games than just reclusive geeks, and the industry is thriving. The man needs to accept the fact that the vast majority of FPS players aren't the villainous jocks from every nerd movie ever made. There needs to be more than one voice of reason and wisdom on this site because Bob's constant dismisal and even belittleing of the FPS genre and its fans is wearing out its welcome.

Not trying to dismiss this point as there is true to what you say and we should not stereotype the entire FPS genre. But it doesn't help that I can go onto any modern FPS and listen for about 2 minutes and half the crap that is sputtered by players is immature, imbecilic, and senseless.

Dude, it's called trash talking. Sports type people trash talk each other to try and make the other guys slip up, it's just more intense because of internet anonymity.

If the Oscars were the VGAs the actual awards part would amount to about half an hour while the rest of it would be taken up by shitty pyrotechnics and musical performances by people who have nothing to do with the films in question.

"At least they aren't the VGA's." I almost literally clapped. I hate SpikeTV, not only because it's an extremely sexist and misogynistic network but it's also really insulting to many communities, including the gaming community.

Extra Credits did a really great piece on the VGA's as well. Google "Our Oscars Extra Credits" if anyone is interested. It's really awesome. Border House also did a really terrific (and sarcastic) spin on the VGA's with their "Rejected VGA Categories" Check it out because it's also true of SpikeTV and their shit-tastic award show :)

Basically, I agree with everything you said and love everything you did about this, especially because it's all pretty much true. You're freaking awesome!

Long story short, the whole world and VGAs still see video gaming as a juvenile thing only immature adults and little kids like.

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