Neil Patrick Harris, an actor well known for his role as Carl Jenkins in Starship Troopers, has just been confirmed as the host of 2010 Spike TV VGAs. Harris, who is nominated for his voice acting in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, is a classy, clever, and generally pretty funny guy, and will likely make this year's VGAs the best yet.
13 world premieres are said to be occurring at VGAs this, and hopefully Neil can help pass the time between announcements easily. Oh, and the awards too!Said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer of Spike TV's VGAs:
“Neil is a big gamer and a brilliant host,” ... “Video games are taking over the world and Neil is perfect to lead the ‘VGA’s’ in celebrating the best of the year and the future of gaming.”
While it's unclear whether or not Neil plays many games, he is credited with voicework in: Saints Row 2, Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, and Rock of the Dead. While his game work might be a bit lacking, it's hard to argue Neil's nerd credibility. His roles in different super hero cartoons, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and various other casting roles show just how perfect this hosting job fits.
Joining Harris on-stage include presenters such as Nathan Fillion, and Guillermo Del Toro. Oh, and then your typical ridiculous marketing stunt presenters like the cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Tony Hawk, Olivia Munn and star of the upcoming Thor: God of Thunder, Chris Hemsworth.
The real meat of the press release is what followed:
"The show will feature 13 world premieres of the most anticipated games of 2011 and beyond. World premiere titles confirmed so far include “Batman: Arkham City,” “Resistance 3” and “Thor: God of Thunder,” as well as the next game from Studio of the Year nominee BioWare, the debut of Guillermo del Toro’s video game and a special “Gears of War” announcement. More titles will be confirmed shortly."
The biggest reveal of this press release though, is that it's almost certain Neil Patrick Harris will be winning that VGA for male voice acting. Oh VGAs, dare you surprise us?
What do you think of the casting choice, Ranters? Do you think Neil Patrick Harris is a good choice for the awards? Who else would you have liked to see hosting?