I was at work when the show first started. I was so eager to get off to catch these new trailers. I came just in time to catch the Uncharted 3 trailer. Excitement! And then I caught game of the year which was Red Dead Redemption. While I can agree with that, where was a major Wii or PC title? No Starcraft 2? Super Mario Galaxy 2 was even nominated. Are we being biased toward Japanese games? Would it not seem right for a Japanese title to takes this "coveted" award? I caught the rerun. As I watched the intro I knew this show was doomed from the start. Neil Patrick Harris and his failed gunshots. That must've been the practice run.
Now let's get to some of these awards and who I thought should have won.
Best Downloadable Game: Costume Quest
Who Should've Won: Monday Night Combat or Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game
Monday Night Combat is a solid online multiplayer game. It may not be Team Fortress 2 but the class based game play is pretty decent. On top of that, the developers love us. FREE DLC.
Best Handheld Game: God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Who Should've Won: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
I really had a problem with this category^. How can you mention handheld games and have Pokemon not even be nominated?!
Best PS3 Game: God of War III
My problem is Red Dead Redemption being a nominee. And the funny thing about it is that you know, I know, and everyone there knows that the game isn't an exclusive. So why the %&$! was it nominated?
Best Driving Game: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Who Should've Won: Modnation Racers
Modnation Racers is one of the best racers out there. The gameplay is similar to Mario Kart but it takes the concept further by being able to upgrade your weapons. You are also given the ability to defend yourself as well. And the customization is so damn deep. The possibilities are indeed endless. Modnation Racers is powered by an amazing community too. Search for any popular car or character and I promise you'll find it. If not, then you can create it!
Best Perfomance by a Human Male: Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
Who Should've Won: someone else
Why? This seems like a gimmick for him to win. There's also tons of others who deserve this award. Why wasn't TC Carson nominated either? He does an EXCEPTIONAL job as Kratos. I can't believe he went out of his way to voice those silly scenes for the show.
Strongest Heroes of All Time: Master Chief, Samus Aran, and Marcus Fenix
Who Should've Won: Kratos or Mario
*breathe*......HOW DOES BEING ABLE TO USE A FUCKING GUN MAKE YOU STRONG. Strength is being able to punch mountains and uppercut a person into the atmosphere. Strength for Master Chief would being picking a warthog and smashing an Elite with it. I'm pretty sure if Samus and real strength she would not be rolling around a suit that can fire and huge laser beam. And if Marcus Fenix had strength, instead of chainsawing Locust, he would take his bare hands and split them down the middle. Kratos took down gods. Mario is smashing stuff with his feet, smacking ememies with a cape or tail, and RUNNING THROUGH LEVELS AS A GIANT.
With all that being said, screw the VGAs. The ratings dropped again this year. Us purchasing the games have a greater value than a VGA. Hopefully in the future, video games will get a grand award show like the Grammy's and get televised on one of the big networks. But like most games, it's probably a fantasy. And Spike TV, you need to stop.