Only at the VGAs will you will get a glimpse into the future of gaming with world premieres of 10 new titles. Every Wednesday leading to the show Spike will go live with amazing premieres debuting at the VGA.
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Now guys hear me out on this one. Now these are my criticism on SpikeTV’s VGA.
The VGAs are merely a popularity contest, meaning that its not about the quality of the game.
VGAs tend to ignore games released for the Nintendo GameCube and Nintendo in general. For example, Super Mario Galaxy wasn’t nominated for Game of the Year, even though it was the second best reviewed game of all time, scoring higher than all the other games on the list by most critics.
In the very first VGAs, Halo on the PC won the best shooter category when it was technically a two year old game ported to another system by this point and should have been an invalid choice. Also in the first VGAs, during one year’s shooters nominee preview, they spelled SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs “SOCMO.” A similar situation arose the next year when Samuel L. Jackson repeatedly referred to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as “Grand Theft Auto 2″, though San Andreas is the fifth game in the series. The game was also shown as “Grand Theft Auto 3: San Andreas” when displayed.
So this is my take on it, this is just a bit of history for those that didn’t know.