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I'm really happy for the guys, but it kind of sucks that their recognition is an award less meaningful than a movie review from The Seattle Markdown Times.

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They were both within 10 feet of Sam Jackson and didn't take his arm!

I award this: forum post of the century!

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Fucking best. The fact that Sean and Jake are up there is just hilarious. Could've used a Baboo, but I'll take it. Congratulations, guys.

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Even if it's the Spike VGA's this is pretty damn cool. Congrats Jake, Sean, and the rest of Telltale.

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The contrast between the show crass and the range of games awarded is making my head spin.

I must confess that, looking at which games sell hugely, I thought the silent majority of gamers really looked to games to have their narrow minded adolescent fantasies full-filled.

That didn't make me want to make games which reinforces those views; but it made me expect that 'higher' sorts of games would only appeal to a minority. And that status quo was fine by me; I accept it the same way that I accept the disappointing fact that Transformers movies always sell more than The Master.

But this year's major VG's awards - which are 100% based on gamers vote I believe - went to Journey, The Walking Dead, X-Com and Dishonored; and none of those really tap into the fantasies that I thought were at the core of mainstream console/PC game consumption.

And the fact that the whole presentation of VGA's rode on an endless parade of booth-babes in skimpy outfits (even the violin player, dammit), fake enthusiasm for military power fantasy and useless profanity, was a dramatic realization that the media and the market analysts might be completely wrong in what they think player's aspirations are.

And what frightens me and pisses me off, is that I know for a fact that these views have a strong foothold in big studios because media and analysts gets strong credit there. Even I was convinced.

So interestingly, despite its abysmal lack of interest, the show has renewed my faith in gamers as a whole - based on the somewhat OK hypothesis that the ones voting are a representative sample - and I hope we as an industry, takes some strong clue from it.

Also, eat that hat Pachter!

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Also, eat that hat Pachter!

You are putting way too much thought into one of the most overtly sleezy things on modern television.

DARK SOULS TWO

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Yeah, the disparity between the award nominees and the absolute garbage filler stuff was really strange, I was expecting Blops 2 and Halo 4 to get awarded everything. It also seems odd that Jackson's whole shtick existed even though he was MCing for what appeared to be a room full of adults and people in the industry.

The whole thing left me feeling baffled and ill.

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Hate to break it to you vimes, but the awards are not voted on by the fans. Its a handful of journalists who do the voting. Don't get too high on how worldly gamers are.

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On the bright side, it could be introducing games like Journey and Walking Dead to people who traditionally only care about stuff like Halo or Call of Duty.

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I was thrilled to see that neither Call of Duty nor Halo won an award.

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I haven't watched the show and I don't think I will, I just want to join to HUZZAH for Walking Dead chorus! HUZZAH! Congratulations!

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