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Video Game Award Show Announced

CowboyNeal posted more than 11 years ago | from the hedgehogs-and-plumbers dept.

Games 117

HorrorIsland writes "According to the Boston Globe, Video game industry gets TV award show. Of course, it sounds like the on-screen awards will focus on celebrities both real (Dennis Hopper), artifical (Laura Croft, perhaps), and in-between (Jenna Jameson)... so you can quit trying to hold in your gut, programmers!"

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FPMP (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4928812)

hmmmmm [princess-madeleine.com]

Lara. (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4928813)

It's "Lara", not "Laura".

But I guess that it doesn't matter, because the games blow.

Re:Lara. (1)

OneEyedApe (610059) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928904)

The original Tomb Raider was a rather enjoyable game, but I must agree that the games following that did not come close to the quality of the original, and the "modifications" to the main character model did get a bit ridiculous.

Re:Lara. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4928997)

because the games blow

Wow! Is there a secret cheat code for that?
Is that where Jenna Jamison gets involved?

That's it, I'm purchasing a copy today!

Re:Lara. (1)

CaptainPsyko (632409) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929069)

It's a damn shame the games blow. The first one had quite a bit of potential.

Of course, I'd rather Lara blow anyway.

Re:Lara. (1)

Andy_R (114137) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929204)

Wow, Really? Well, that's one set of cut scenes I sure won't be skipping!

Re:Lara. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4930041)

AHAHHAHAHA

"blow" means ORAL SEX!

That so fucking hilarious. I mean, wow, you have to be a creative genious to associate that with a poorly rendered 3d videogame girl.

Yeah. Way to go unfunny slashdot posters.

Jenna (-1, Troll)

casiowatch (596956) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928814)

Oh Baby

Region encoded prizes (4, Funny)

KrunZ (247479) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928816)

...and all the prize-categories will be replicated for each region.

Re:Region encoded prizes (1)

mkraft (200694) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929509)

What if someone dupes the prizes? Do they have to reset and do the awards show over?

CowboyNeil out of touch? (-1, Redundant)

iapetus (24050) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928818)

It's Lara Croft, not Laura...

Re:CowboyNeil out of touch? (4, Funny)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928836)

It's CowboyNeal, not CowboyNeil...

Re:CowboyNeil out of touch? (1, Funny)

lburdet (552112) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928890)

>> It's Lara Croft, not Laura...
> It's CowboyNeal, not CowboyNeil...

where, oh where are your mod-points when you need them... and where's the Grammar Nazi when you need him?

Re:CowboyNeil out of touch? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4929861)

That would be 'Spelling Nazi,' not 'Grammar Nazi.'

Regards,
Terminology Nazi

Re:CowboyNeil out of touch? (2)

iapetus (24050) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928956)

<sigh> From Websters [dict.org] :
Irony \I"ron*y\, a. [From Iron.] 1. Made or consisting of iron; partaking of iron; iron; as, irony chains; irony particles. [R.]

Blatant Discrimination (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4928824)

I suppose Donkey Kong and Ms. Pac Man were not invited, simply because they're out of favor with the "in" crowd. What a convenient way to overlook their innumerable contributions to video gaming over the years. I, frankly, am disgusted.

Re:Blatant Discrimination (1)

mirko (198274) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928857)

What about Commander Keen and Miner Willy ?

Re:Blatant Discrimination (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4928906)

...and I suppose we're going to ignore Leisure Suit Larry because he works blue, right?

Re:Blatant Discrimination (2)

Jagasian (129329) | more than 11 years ago | (#4930424)

Keen is a Super Mario Bros rip off. Id originally intended to make a Super Mario Bros clone for the PC, but Nintendo said no, so they changed the art.

Re:Blatant Discrimination (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4928967)

but in that case how do they do so well? it doesn't make much sence if you consider the dynamics of it all.

Of course they weren't... (2)

No Such Agency (136681) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929129)

People kept mistaking DK for George W. Bush, and Pac Man went around eating everyone else's E.

Sam & Max (1)

artoo (11319) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929255)

None of the charaters from Sam & Max were invited either. That has to be one of the most overlooked games ever.

Of course, then they'd definitely have to run this on a delay, or live. There's no telling what that $%(@!*$# rabbit would say on national TV.

Would there be a (1, Funny)

The Analog Kid (565327) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928825)

sort of Razzie Award show too? Then you can really tell who the bad developers are.

Re:Would there be a (2)

uncoveror (570620) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929103)

I wonder if the Video Game Awards will produce anything worthy of inclusion on the Awards Show Awards? [uncoveror.com] Is TV out of ideas or what?

Re:Would there be a (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4929459)

Dude, will you get a clue, your site is not funny in the least.

Categories (5, Funny)

MosesJones (55544) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928831)


Most expanded Female chest in an Action Game

Largest amount of gore created from a shotgun blast

Largest gun

Largest impact on work productivity

Smallest number of patches before it would work properly

Smallest slip from proposed date to actual date

Re:Categories (2, Funny)

ender81b (520454) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928863)

Smallest slip from proposed date to actual date

Or, the converse:

Greatest change from proposed date to actual date. We can just go ahead and call this the 'Blizzard' award in honor of Warcraft II, III, Diablo II, Starcraft, etc, etc.

Re:Categories (3, Funny)

G-funk (22712) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928868)

Er, I believe we can safely call a pre-emptive strike in favour of duke nukem forever.

Re:Categories (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4928877)

i would have thought dai katana would be in there (i didn't want to mention it, the devil made me do it)

Re:Categories (4, Funny)

ender81b (520454) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928878)

Heh, they get the 'lifetime achievement award.' =).

Re:Categories (5, Funny)

Dark Lord Seth (584963) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928924)

Er, I believe we can safely call a pre-emptive strike in favour of duke nukem forever.

Clearly, the "Forever" bit is related to the development time...

Re:Categories (2)

ThrasherTT (87841) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929537)

I've said it before and I'll say it again:

D(uke) N(ukem) F(orever)

D(id) N(ot) F(inish)

Coincidence? Perhaps...

Re:Categories (2)

jgerman (106518) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929132)

Hey they warned you. Forever was how long you'd have to wait for it.

Re:Categories (2)

anonymous loser (58627) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929163)

Duke Nukem Forever = infinity. Only on Star Trek could they figure out a way to cancel out infinity.

Re:Categories (1, Funny)

KrunZ (247479) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928895)

and these I suppose:


Largest amount of football games released by one company


Least difference between a game released last year and a game released this year

Re:Categories (1)

Inda (580031) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929327)

Smallest number of patches before it would work properly

Smallest slip from proposed date to actual date

I would like to nominate Team17 [team17.com] for both these awards. Apart from the fact their game [team17.com] is still not working properly after 3 years and the only proposed date for the long awaited patch is "Soon, before Christmas <INSERT RANDOM YEAR HERE>".

Re:Categories (1)

SmittyTheBold (14066) | more than 11 years ago | (#4931450)

Which particular issues are you talking about?

I'm honestly a bit fuzzy, because one, I play the game on other platforms (Dreamcast etc.) and because WWP has been relatively trouble-free for me.

so what... (5, Insightful)

eglamkowski (631706) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928835)

There are already a ton of awards in the game industry as it is. They're all politically hacked back-scratching non-sense (to put it kindly) and this one won't be any different. Game geeks turned CEOs can be quite petty and vicious...

Re:so what... (2)

AnamanFan (314677) | more than 11 years ago | (#4931833)

There is one difference with this awards show. It will get more press than the others.

And who said these awards are being rewared by game geeks to begin with?

No point... (1, Funny)

DasBub (139460) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928838)

I doubt anyone would bother attending this event...

John Romero's gonna win everything anyway.

My acceptance speech (4, Funny)

Scorchio (177053) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928839)

As winner of the "longest amount of overtime worked on wacky feature, removed two days after completion when the designer decided he doesn't want it after all" award, I'd like to say hello to my wife, family and dog who are all but a faint memory, and would like to know if I can use the MTV showers.

PREDICTIONS (0, Flamebait)

Vidmaster_Steve (455301) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928849)

Duke Forever will sweep the fucking show.

MOST "ATTITUDE"!
BEST MALE CHARACTER!
MOST ANTICIPATED GAME!

Wait, what am I saying, the works of Color Dreams / Wisdom Tree will end up taking the gold. COME ON BIBLE ADVENTURES, OPERATION SECRET STRIKE, YOU FUCKING GO AND GIVE DUKE NUKEM THE GODDAMNED BEAT DOWN.

If American Sammy isn't at least given their "Mad Propz, Yo" we can sufficiently say that this show is "Motherfucking Rigged"

Cashing in (5, Insightful)

LordKronos (470910) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928853)

Why do I get the feeling this is just a cheap attempt to cash in on the industry? Of course, what else should I expect?

I would be curious to know if anyone has seen any more details about this even. I wonder if this whole thing is going to be arranged in collaboration with industry professional or if it is all going to be based on the opinions of a few random judges or something.

Re:Cashing in (3, Insightful)

swordboy (472941) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928884)

Why do I get the feeling this is just a cheap attempt to cash in on the industry?

Ummm... Capitalism is about cashing in.

The video game industry has already 'cashed in', as they rake in more than the domestic box office every year. It is huge. This is the next logical step (the fingers in the pie that are the Xbox was one of the first).

Re:Cashing in (5, Insightful)

LordKronos (470910) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928972)

I really meant people *outside* the industry trying to cash in and get a little piece of the video game pie. Thats why I was asking how much collaboration there would be with industry professionals on this.

Maybe it is elitist of me but, as an independant game developer myself, I kind of feel insulted by the prospect of someone else trying to give out awards for my industry. We already have our own awards ceremoney (as the article mentioned). Its the Game Developers Choice Awards at the Game Developers Conference each March. The thing I like about the GDCA is it is the industry giving out awards to their own people, and the winners are quite level headed. There isn't anyone showing up accepting awards drunk, or getting up there saying "I'd like to thank god, and my mom, ....[5 minutes later, stage director cues to wrap it up]...I'm not done yet...I'd also like to thank my dog, and that guy that bought me a hot dog this morning". I feel that at most of the other awards, the winners get caught up in the glammor and how "special" they are. I'm afraid an event like this wouldn't acknowledge the people who actually make these games happen, and instead we would have some big headed CEO's accepting the awards or something.

IN SOVIET RUSSIA (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4930134)

Capitalism cashes in you!

In Soviet Russia (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4928856)

Video game industry produces games as unentertaining as watching TV awards!

Cmon (1, Offtopic)

zephc (225327) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928881)

What is with this rumor that all programmers are fat?? [eamontales.com]

Re:Cmon (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4930573)

that's a nice site, pics of some fat guy who likes to tell you he's fat, and his cats. and they say there's nothing of interest left on the internet!

P

Don't forget the long-standing tradition... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4928883)

...as with all awards ceremonies, there'll have to be a Lifetime Achievement Award, which will probably go to Mario...

A hope (4, Interesting)

katalyst (618126) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928887)

This is great !!! Now, it may not be the market ALONE which judges the game... (as the same goes for movies). Actuall SKILL will now be appreciated. The possible areas for awards are amazing: -best action/adventure/blah blah -best gfx -best sfx -best soundtrack -best voice over -best gameplay -best MOD -best charecter male -best charecter female -best weapon (?) -best story line -best cutscenes/direction woha... i'm drooling here.
Incedently, Lara Croft was the only woman who made it in the top 50 personalities.. listed by the Time Magazine a few yrs back.. (2000 I think).

I suppose this could work... (1, Redundant)

acehole (174372) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928888)

I could see the designers and programmers involved with 'Duke Nukem Forever' getting a life time achievement award.

(providing it ever does get released ;)

Re:I suppose this could work... (2, Funny)

ender81b (520454) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928958)

Great Minds think alike! [slashdot.org] .

Of course the possibility of Duke Nukem Forever ever actually being released is pretty much nil. Indeed in a few years the possibility of it actually being released will go *Below* zero and soon we will have the memory of Duke Nukem Forever actually be erased from our minds and the collective consciousness of the geek community. Or something. I'm delirious time for bed.

Who will decide... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4928896)

Who will decide who gets the prizes?
The current awards that are given within the IGDA (International Game Developers Association) aren't public prices. They are selected by a jury form within the industry, making those prices more important for your reputation amongst other developers.
Such TV shows only seem to be for commercial endings and only big titles will win I suspect. Settled big name publishers and developers will benefit from such an event.

Will anyone look at this? (4, Insightful)

Fulkkari (603331) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928900)

Do you really think this will be interesting? Why would anyone want to see never-before seen person like a producer of a game grab an award? Why you actually look at awards on the tv, is not because not the awards itself. It's because of the celebrities.

Re:Will anyone look at this? (2)

Man of E (531031) | more than 11 years ago | (#4930737)

Not that most people know the names and faces of movie producers, editors or effects people. It's really just the actors and directors that get the limelight.
But when it comes to game designers, who can tell? Maybe thanks to this, next thing you know, John Carmack or Romero will be as well-known as Steven Spielberg. This might also make voice acting for games a more interesting area for professional actors to explore.
The downside might be a return to FMV as "celebrities" try to get their faces in the game (shudder).

Believe it or not... (1)

Salden (571264) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928908)

Of course, it sounds like the on-screen awards will focus on celebrities both real (Dennis Hopper), artifical (Laura Croft, perhaps), and in-between (Jenna Jameson)...

Jenna Jameson does exist. There are real women out there, they are not all fantasies, fellas.

Yes, I know it was a joke, mine post is also a joke, relax....

Re:Believe it or not... (1, Funny)

jmcwork (564008) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928970)

Would Ms. Jameson qualify as a partially silicone-base life form?

Re:Believe it or not... (1)

Parad0x177 (635296) | more than 11 years ago | (#4930257)

Yes Virginia, there is a Jenna Jameson...

It's just that she's surgically, digitally, and manually augmented, lifted, tucked, brushed, tweaked, buffed, and fluffed for our "viewing" pleasure....

I wonder (-1, Troll)

bace (628761) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928912)

If Britney will accept the award for "Person most featured in online flash games that depiced mameing and decapition" (though i think Osama might have that title now.

Re:I wonder (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4929188)

"Person most featured in online flash games that depiced mameing and decapition"

What??

I mean, there are typos here, and there are times when I think I have been errantly routed to a foreign language edition of this site...

Kid, get off line now, and come back when you have some rudimentary language skills.

'kay?

The "When It's Done" Lifetime Achievement Award (1, Funny)

pariahdecss (534450) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928915)

And the nominees are: 1) Duke Nukem Forever (and ever) 2) Team Fortress 2 (Brotherhood of Vaporware) 3) Prey (that we never release this) 4) The big hairy mole on Doom guy's ass 5) et al

Been done before. (3, Insightful)

Ryokurin (74729) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928951)

I remember in the early 90s a so called "Video Game Awards Show" called something on the lines of 'Cybermania' that was shown on TBS one year. It was around 1993 or 1994. Im willing to bet that the TNN version would be pretty much the same thing, and probably will only come around once too.

Re:Been done before. (2)

parliboy (233658) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929586)

I certainly hope it'll improve somewhat on that one's track record. They gave token awards to Doom and the SimCity CD-Rom game, but other than that, it was pretty much an ass-kissing to an FMV title by the name of Voyeur [mobygames.com] . Eventually it was swallowed up by IDSA and integrated into E3's awards, a much better fate to be sure.

What... (2, Funny)

Wtcher (312395) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928952)

No "Best Story" award?

*glitters*

Halle Berry (1)

KrunZ (247479) | more than 11 years ago | (#4928989)

As long as the award show commitee can promise me that we won't have Halle Berry crying on the stage I will not interfer.

Like Beavis and Butthead on MTV or... (2, Interesting)

wwwssabbsdotcom (604349) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929028)

...like the animated characters on Monsters for the Emmys was it? I think they should have Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid in here somewhere, but who knows what they'll do.

Cool idea, I wonder other than Gamespy.com and GameSpot.com how are people voting on these?

Re:Like Beavis and Butthead on MTV or... (2)

kin_korn_karn (466864) | more than 11 years ago | (#4930127)

I think they should have Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid in here somewhere

He can't make it. He's working the AVN awards instead.

*rimshot*

Will the usual rules apply? (4, Insightful)

Washizu (220337) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929040)

When I hear the Oscar nominees I typically try to see the movies I haven't heard much about. If I have heard of it already, chances are I've already made my mind up about it by seeing it or watching the trailers. Unlike a book, you can usually judge a movie by it's trailer.

Many times the Best Picture nominees are a lot better than the winner. Just look at 1997's group that lost to Titanic:

As Good As It Gets
The Full Monty
Good Will Hunting
L.A. Confidential

Personally I don't think video games need an award show. There is so much gaming press on the Internet that good games rarely fall through the cracks.

Re:Will the usual rules apply? (2)

tswinzig (210999) | more than 11 years ago | (#4930292)

Many times the Best Picture nominees are a lot better than the winner.

Here, try this sentence on instead:

"Many times I feel the Best Picture nominees are a lot better than the winner."

There ya go.

Re:Will the usual rules apply? (2)

jpmkm (160526) | more than 11 years ago | (#4931252)

Unless someone tells you something is a fact and can provide evidence, or it is common knowledge, you should assume whatever the person is saying is opinion(especially with such an opinionated crowd as slashdot). Therefore, the 'I feel' would be superfluous.

Back ontopic, Titanic was full of dog shit and cat hair and should have never even been nominated.

L.A. Confidential (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4930318)

That's French, you know. It means "the confidential one."

First reality TV now this... (4, Interesting)

will_die (586523) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929156)

So a TV channel looking for rating has decided they will create thier own awards show.
You already have some of this with channels dedicated to a specific topic, but do we really want this with a general anything goes network?

IN SOVIET RUSSIA ... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4929169)

... computer games play YOU!

Jenna Jameson? (1)

Queelix (635663) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929237)

That girl has gone down more than the slashdot server!

Ba dum pish!

Re:Jenna Jameson? (1)

inteller (599544) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929389)

Jenna Jameson sucks.....oh wait that's not a good put down. Jenna Jameson blows....hmmm not that either. Jenna Jameson is a ho...uh crap. Ok, there are better ladies out there than Jenna Jameson.

Re:Jenna Jameson? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4929601)

Maybe so, but I'd still do her again.

Re:Jenna Jameson? (1)

kin_korn_karn (466864) | more than 11 years ago | (#4930196)

She smokes more meat than Hickory Farms

Who is Jenna Jameson? (1, Troll)

gosand (234100) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929245)

Just kidding. :-)

Re:Who is Jenna Jameson? (1)

Queelix (635663) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929755)

I think she was in "Donkey Kong"

Re:Who is Jenna Jameson? (2)

kin_korn_karn (466864) | more than 11 years ago | (#4930163)

No, you're thinking of Donkey DONG

misty water-colored memories (3, Insightful)

Alric (58756) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929371)

There is a significant part of my mind that wishes I were 13 again, with nothing to do on a saturday except play video games all day.

Is it an inherent quality of getting older to feel that all of the coolest shit is marketed at people younger than you?

I would now like to pause my life for several years to read good books, watch good movies, and play all of the RPG's I haven't even heard of.

ARrrrrrr.

Re:misty water-colored memories (1)

Hubert_Shrump (256081) | more than 11 years ago | (#4931446)

Is it an inherent quality of getting older to feel that all of the coolest shit is marketed at people younger than you?

Nonsense!

What about things of real quality? I mean, yeah - Kurby 40,000 probably rocks... But.

The vast majority of non/. reading children (you know who you are) would never get a Kurosawa film. Well, maybe the 7 samurai. But only after that badassed guy lops the loud guy in half -- _SNIP_

Your tastes are supposed to ripen, I think...

WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4931475)

What the hell is up with 'no score bonus'?

This has _way_ more points than I meant it to...

Avert your eyes, kids.

Games aren't worthy of this (2)

Junks Jerzey (54586) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929487)

The typical game has a budget of 4-8 million US dollars, is designed by committee, and is created by 30-100 people working overtime for years. I know that fanboys think that there's a Designer With A Vision behind each game, and so on, but the reality is that marketing concerns override all else (games are marketed as toys) and there's no equivalent of the art film (meaning a movie created without bending to marketing concerns, even though it greatly lowers the odds of being successful).

Re:Games aren't worthy of this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4929806)

Yes there is; Ico.

Re:Games aren't worthy of this (2)

Junks Jerzey (54586) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929831)

Yes there is; Ico.

No, Ico was just like any other mass market, corporate produced game, except that it didn't click with consumers. That's something different.

Re:Games aren't worthy of this (2, Insightful)

eglamkowski (631706) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929864)

Uh, what world are you living in? The average game has a typical budget of a few hundred thousand (at MOST), and a small handful of programmers and artists. A big project for a game dev house might run up to a million dollars (at the high end), have a dozen artists, a half dozen programmers, and a designer or two.

The big game companies like EA and Microsoft are the exceptions in the game industry. Next time you go to your local computer game store, take a look at how many hundreds (possibly thousands if you consider consoles) of games there are. Most of them are written by third party development houses on shoestring budgets, not by mega corporations with multimillion dollar budgets.
Yes, many of the most popular games are written by the biggies, but that's a tiny fraction of the total games out there.

Most of the games are *published* by the big guys, but the actual coding and artwork is done externally.

This will suck royally to watch. (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4929760)

It will also mean jack shit.

This is an awards show being produced FOR TV. Not for the developers. It's an excuse to get some lame Hollywood stars up on stage to say, "Wow, games are great, I didn't know you could do this kind of thing with computers. [Insert outdated Pac-Man joke here, pause for lau^H^H^Hcoughing.] I'd like to thank EA for letting me do the voice work for Stinkface McAss, because I've been stuck doing dinner theater in Tahoe after getting caught doing lines off so-and-so's wife's tits. Hi Mom!"

Meanwhile, it's a given that pretty much no Japanese or European dev talent will be recognized. But for some reason I envision Microsoft already has a team working on sweeping these so-called awards with gaudy "extreme" non-games fewaturing an all-Scientologist voice cast extravaganza.

"For a thorough Hollywood rimjob, there is no power greater than X."

please stop these hurtful stereotypes! (5, Funny)

bilbobuggins (535860) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929808)

so you can quit trying to hold in your gut, programmers!

why is this such a stereotype with programmers?
it's just because of this i've been trying to _get_ a gut for years, beer, cheetos the works - but nothing doing yet

and to top it all off, i have to have /. in the morning reminding me how much of a lesser coder i am with comments like these!
please stop this horrible stereotype, so us skinny geeks can finally stand up proud!!

Re:please stop these hurtful stereotypes! (2, Funny)

Quixadhal (45024) | more than 11 years ago | (#4929936)

You need a beard too.... regardless of gender, all true programming gurus have beards. :)

Video games, on TV? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4930019)

It'll never happen.

Laura Croft (1, Flamebait)

Amazing Quantum Man (458715) | more than 11 years ago | (#4930097)

I know who Lara Croft is, but who is "Laura Croft"? And why does she matter to video game junkies?

I can't see this being successful... (2)

sterno (16320) | more than 11 years ago | (#4930592)

One of the primary values of the awards shows for movies and music is that, for the most part, the people who are receiving awards are attractive, or at least interesting to look at. Somehow I don't think the show's going to appeal to much of an audience when the stage is populated by people who can barely survive in sunlight :).

Regardless, it's good to see the videogame industry being recognized for it's impact on the world in a positive way. Most of the time when it gets shown in the public light it's surrounded by phrases like, "graphic violence", and "think of the children".

Dennis and Jenna are in GTA:Vice City (3, Interesting)

AgentTim3 (447311) | more than 11 years ago | (#4930633)

Dennis Hopper plays the porn director at the film studio, Jenna Jameson is Candy Suxxx.

And don't forget Gary Busey, playing the gun-toting hard-drinking redneck Phil.

What a great game. :)

Great. (2)

Hubert_Shrump (256081) | more than 11 years ago | (#4930792)

You know, I'd been saying to myself: When are we going to bow down before the voice talent?

Thank you, Hollywood - for teaching us how to love again.

I hope Aerosmith gets that long overdue award for 'Revolution X' [seanbaby.com] . Ahh, the double-whammy of a videogame/hair-band crossover. Torgo would be proud.

Video (game) industry gets 'F' for Christmas (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4930834)

" For the first time, the National Institute on Media and the Family's annual "MediaWise Video Game Report Card" gave the video game industry an "F" grade, prompting Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, to threaten congressional hearings."

More info HERE: http://www.washtimes.com/national/20021220-692065. htm

I have no respect... (3, Insightful)

The Raven (30575) | more than 11 years ago | (#4931173)

... for an awards show that focuses on the personalities and not the people who make it happen. That would be like awards for best movie that included no director awards.

Laura Croft is a fictional entity. It does not deserve an award. You do not give out awards to the character, you give them to the actor.

No! No! No! (Redux) (2)

Maul (83993) | more than 11 years ago | (#4931448)

This is stupid. Absolutely stupid.

I could care less how many Oscars a movie wins. I could care less how many Emmys a TV show wins.

The 2003 Fraggies (1)

salientpoints (322296) | more than 11 years ago | (#4931934)

I don't think many people will be tuning in.

How many gamers do you know actually watch MTV, let alone watch television? If Viacom promotes the show on their other channels, how will they target the gamer demographic?

The reason why folks tune in to awards shows is to see the stars. The Academy Awards are most popular because it doesn't matter that people haven't seen the movies being honored, they want to see these celebrities be funny, or cry like Halle Berry when they win. They tune in to see fashion and "personality." Without star power, the National Book Awards on BookTV is just as exciting.

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