Game Rant Asks: What Did You Think Of The 2012 Spike Video Game Awards?



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  1. Not only with games but also movies i don’t give a damn about award shows.

  2. Great except for the lack of Destiny and the odd goty winner. But the trailers were very intriguing an Samuel L Jackson was funny.

    • Was REALLY looking forward to a major Destiny reveal. Ah well, they can pwn E3 2013.

      • unlikely if next gen consoles are revealed.

      • I know fingers crossed for E3. But MGS 5 (or should I say Phantom Pain) was an extremely surprising, awesome announcement/trailer.

  3. Also the game of the decade was a very cool part and the winner was very deserving.

  4. I agree with Shalkowski.
    I do think though that for being the only network to host an award show for games, SPIKE deserves more credit because I doubt another network would even consider it.

  5. It’s got about as much respectability as the MTV Movie Awards, and I skipped it accordingly.

    • There are really only 3 types of award shows: The pretentious awards that nominate things you’ve never heard of (Oscars), the awards that go out to practically anyone and everyone (Grammys), or the awards that simply nominate the most popular, regardless of quality (MTV).

      None are particularly effective, but I suppose the VGA’s had to pick one. And I assume they wanted to make money…

  6. I remember last year’s award show being a horrible mess, so I was pleasantly surprised at how not awful this one was. It was smoother, simpler, and more professional. It did good on awarding deserving games but it still needs a lot more work, like getting rid of clueless celebrities who have no idea what they’re talking about (Was Jessica Alba high?), handing out more awards, and giving proper credit to the people who create video games. I think it’s moving in a better direction but it’ll be a while before gamers can be proud of it.

    • I agree on all points… except for the pleasantly surprised part.

    • I was thinking the same thing about Alba.

  7. I’ve honestly never watched it, but it’s nice to see some of the artsy games like Journey slip through the cracks this year. It shows that actual gamers might legitimately be involved with the decision making, not just a slew of EA and Activision reps.

    Based on the commercials for the VGA’s alone, however, it is unfortunate that they seem to pander the lowest common denominator of the gaming community (frat boys and sweaty CS kids). Gamers aren’t just sad computer science majors who don’t get enough sunlight anymore. Some of us are normal people… sometimes :P

  8. There came to a point when I realized that the only reason I was still watching was to wait for Tenacious D to play. I was surprised to agree with pretty much all of the actual awards… though I haven’t played The Walking Dead, it seems legit for GOTY from what I’ve heard. Sega bass fishing duel should have won game of the decade.

  9. It was ok; however GTA V definitely deserved Most Anticipated Game

  10. The Walking Dead game easily deserved game of the year. I guess you wouldn’t think so, if you want your “zombie” games to be like Left 4 dead (which is fun, but not game of the year quality). And also if you don’t like an actually intriguing story.

  11. I’m still completely baffled as to how TWD, a point and click adventure, would win GOTY, let alone be nominated for it. Yes, the story was good. But we are talking about games here, not movies or books. The gameplay should be the core of what makes a game good, the story should only add to it.
    After seeing that it was nominated for GOTY, I decided to give it a try, and after playing it I found out the game was exactly what I thought it would be. It’s a simple point and click/puzzle game. Yes the story is sweet, but very predictable. The part that failed for me to really care about it was the shotty “combat” scenes. Sometimes they would force you into a fps like scene that made you want to bash your head off a wall for how terrible it was.
    Overall, I just feel that it is really sad that a point and click game would ever beat out any AAA game.
    What about Dishonored? I thought the game was going to be a Assassin’s Creed rip off and it turned out to be so much more. Now I’m hoping for a sequel.

    • Thank you.

  12. well,im proud that Assassin’s Creed 3 didnt get any awards at all.though for game of the year,the walking dead shouldnt have won.still i wished Prototype 2 was nominated for Anticipated game award.

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