Joel McHale and Geoff Keighley to Host Spike TV's VGX Awards

Joel McHale and Geoff Keighley to Host Spike TV's VGX Awards

Community star McHale and veteran games journalist Keighley start the former Video Game Awards show at 6 p.m. EST, Friday.

Community star and The Soup host Joel McHale will join Geoff Keighley to emcee the VGX awards, airing Friday night on Spike TV. The announcement came today via Keighley's Twitter account. McHale has played lead character Jeff Winger in NBC's Community since the series started in 2009. The sitcom will begin its fifth season in January. McHale also hosts E!'s The Soup and has been the master of ceremonies at several official Ubisoft events. Video game journalist Keighley currently hosts Spike TV's Game Trailers TV.

The VGX Awards, formerly known as the Spike TV Video Game Awards, air tomorrow at 6 p.m. Eastern. Also confirmed to be in attendance are the creators of South Park, who will be showing a preview of the upcoming game South Park: The Stick of Truth. Other previews to be shown during the awards include Titanfall, Broken Age and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. And if you're interested in trying out some of the games up for awards this year, Steam currently has a bunch of them discounted.

Source: Polygon

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So do any of these newcomers actually know about games or what is happening in the games industry?

Has someone mentioned doritos? No? What about mountain dew? Really? Oh man, sweet.

"Doritos and Mountain Dew, lol"

Anyway. We'll see what happens, but I never have high hopes with these things. I remember when they first came around and I gathered 'round with my friends to watch. It's always weird when things like this don't grow up when you do.

Glaice:
So do any of these newcomers actually know about games or what is happening in the games industry?

Never even heard of this guy before, nor whatever show Community is. Sounds like they're on to a real winner here.

Surely there are others more suited both to gaming and mass-market appeal?

Oh, geeze. No, Joel. Joel. No. You're better than this. I know Community's going down the crapper but even so. You're better and funnier and should be doing better stuff than this.

Also, GoaThief: If you've not watched Community seasons 1-3, you're missing out. Amazing comedy.

Community> nearly everything else on TV.

Criminal Minds is pretty good too.

Oh man. I hope he's still funny without a script. I actually don't know.

Tangent: Community is now becoming a "mass-market appeal" show and I'm sad.

Glaice:
So do any of these newcomers actually know about games or what is happening in the games industry?

Lets face it, they can't do any worse than that time they hired.. damn, I forgot his name. You know who I'm talking about, that idiot who thinks he's a stand up comedian? Dane Cook I'm thinking, maybe? Can't be half arsed to look it up.

All I remember from last year was a some rapper, a guy from The Big Bang Theory dressed, and a few others who had nothing to do with video games. At least Community had that one episode where they were in a game or something (need to watch that stuff sometime)so I guess spike is making some progress here. Maybe in 30 years we will get a senile Adam Sessler up there ranting about Donkey Kong.

GoaThief:

Glaice:
So do any of these newcomers actually know about games or what is happening in the games industry?

Never even heard of this guy before, nor whatever show Community is. Sounds like they're on to a real winner here.

Surely there are others more suited both to gaming and mass-market appeal?

Well Community has a cult following at most, but its audience would have an interest in games(hell, they did a D&D episode once, and an episode as an 8-bit RPG).

Also McHale is a cool guy, but I still think that the VGAs are a fucking joke.

Akichi Daikashima:
Also McHale is a cool guy, but I still think that the VGAs are a fucking joke.

Gotta agree there. All this worrying about the hosts gamer cred seems rather silly, when the whole show is close to being a popularity contest to begin with.

 

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