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Dear Geoff Keighly, these should have been your presenters at the Game Awards

Oct 25, 2017
21,815
Providence / Boston
#52
Because, like the Oscars, they're industry peers recognizing the work of other industry peers. The people who do the same work telling you your work is the best is one of the highest possible forms of validation and compliment in creative work. TGA is an important PR/marketing opportunity, but that's a very different kind of "matter." I should probably have said "meaningful" instead.

It's the difference between winning Best Actor at the Oscars and winning Best Actor at the MTV Movie Awards. Both are good things, but guess which one's going on the mantel?
You put the Oscars on too high of a pedestal. And by the hyperbolic comparison to the MTV Movie Awards, you put The Game Awards on too low of one.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,805
#56
why do people keep expecting the game awards to become some high-class thing

just enjoy it for the amusing and enjoyably awkward mini-E3 it is
 
Jul 30, 2018
2,117
United States
#57
Yeah the commercial aspect of TGAs has always been disappointing. I guess the DICE awards are the Oscars (the real ones) and TGAs are the Golden Globes/MTV awards?
 
Oct 25, 2017
8,482
Finland
#58
Jordan Vogt-Roberts (don't think he makes games), I'll pass. Funny that they misspelled his name though. Mark Cerny, the creator of Knack has also presented on TGA:s.

It's hilarious how hurt some gamers get when someone doesn't share their excitement of the hobby. Or even worse, dare to poke fun at it openly mock it.
The problem is nobody really cares about the presenters to begin with. It doesn't really matter if Pitbull or Tim Schafer shows up presenting the award for Game of the Year. People tune into The Game Awards for the announcement trailers, not the awards themselves.

Not trying to downplay the huge amount of work Geoff does every year. It's just clear to me that people aren't interested in an award show.
Well you're not entirely wrong. Hence TGA:s gathers interest from the gaming community while BAFTA:s, DICE Awards and Game Developers Choice Awards really don't.
 
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Oct 30, 2017
2,553
NYC
#60
I kinda thought the Game Awards were like the golden globes for games (awards given out by press) and that Dice was analagous to the Oscars (awards given out by artists to artists i.e., an "academy").

So the difference in presenters kind of makes sense to me.
Nice man, came in to post exactly this.