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2012 VGA's

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I have created this thread for those of us who will be watching the VGA's have a chance to discuss the nominee's, the awards, and overall everything we thought about the show.

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  • @Johro said: Why do I get the feeling I can kiss Sam & Max Season 4 goodbye?

    *Shrugs* I have no clue...

  • Why are we cheering that they won? I mean, kudos, I guess. But let's just think about this. All this rewards show does is promote the games that were the most popular, not the ones that were actually any good. Gameplay means nothing in this sense. It's a pretty shallow award even more shallowly given. I'm not saying that TWD is a crap game (I'm not saying it isn't either, I'm just not going in that direction), I'm just saying they didn't win because it wasn't. So why are we celebrating? Because TTG is in the public eye? Well, good for them. Their business will certainly get better because of this. But receiving this award, even if it is the best game ever, isn't going to mean that good games will suddenly get the spotlight. It means that TTG is probably going to be making even worse games to appeal to the masses. Or at least games that are far different than what they started out as. And we all knew that anyway, I think. Also, receiving any award from the VGA's doesn't seem to mean very much as the whole thing is a joke. So again I ask, why are we celebrating?

    I can't stand how Hollywood just can't get games. Even after all this time. Gamers are just not the same and can't relate equally in the same way to Hollywood movies, which are (were?) the center of pop culture. They think they know how to treat it and they just don't. VGAs are crap. Hollywood is crap. It's all crap. Crap.

  • @RingmasterJ5 said: I just find myself getting paranoid because it looks a lot like the easier they make their games gameplay-wise, the more money TTG gets.

    Find me a truly difficult game nowadays that isn't made difficult by the guys you're playing against online.

  • @MusicallyInspired said: Why are we cheering that they won? I mean, kudos, I guess. But let's just think about this. All this rewards show does is promote the games that were the most popular, not the ones that were actually any good. Gameplay means nothing in this sense. It's a pretty shallow award even more shallowly given. I'm not saying that TWD is a crap game (I'm not saying it isn't either, I'm just not going in that direction), I'm just saying they didn't win because it wasn't.

    You're right.

    After seeing how the awardees were treated in the pre-show, it's impossible to treat this award with any REAL favor. It's a really big deal that Telltale beat out games like AC3, though, in such a shallow show.

  • @Secret Fawful said: It's a really big deal that Telltale beat out games like AC3, though, in such a shallow show.

    True. But again, to what end? It doesn't mean a better game won. It means a niche game developer turned some heads (from the wrong people, from a gamer's perspective, not for a business's) and is about to go full-throttle sell-out.

  • @MusicallyInspired said: True. But again, to what end? It doesn't mean a better game won. It means a niche game developer turned some heads (from the wrong people, from a gamer's perspective, not for a business's) and is about to go full-throttle sell-out.

    To exactly the end you just said.

  • @Shadowknight1 said: Find me a truly difficult game nowadays that isn't made difficult by the guys you're playing against online.

    Super Hexagon? Binding of Isaac? Spelunky? Stealth Bastard Deluxe? FTL? Hotline Miami? Super Meat Boy? XCOM? Trials Evolution? Ms. Splosion Man?

    But, how does this have any relevance to the fact that TTG games have had barely any puzzle-based difficulty since BTTF? Are you trying to say that easy single-player games are just the norm now?

  • @Secret Fawful said: To exactly the end you just said.

    Yes, I figured it out as I was talking. Narrating your mind is fun.

  • @Shadowknight1 said: Find me a truly difficult game nowadays that isn't made difficult by the guys you're playing against online.

    Hotline Miami. FTL. Super Meat Boy, The Binding Of Isaac. They Bleed Pixels. Legend of Grimrock.

  • @Shadowknight1 said: Find me a truly difficult game nowadays that isn't made difficult by the guys you're playing against online.

    Almost anything indie. Pretty much nothing AAA. Very very few exceptions.

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