The Game Awards 2018 |OT| Not Ready For Prime Time Players

Is Metroid a sandwich?

  • Yes

    Votes: 1,309 78.8%
  • No

    Votes: 352 21.2%

  • Total voters
    1,661
Oct 25, 2017
1,204
Bought into the Nintendo hype and was extremely disappointed to see Reggie’s big reveal of a DLC character...... I mean ok? You couldn’t even announce persona 5 to go with it?
 

Jam

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,536
So are these "insiders" going to be allowed to carry on bullshitting fans with bollocks teases?

The teases were not at all subtle.
Yeah I'm tired of so called insiders.

I stick by these people should have their accounts held to account. If you want to be an 'insider' and tease then verify your position/source whatever with an admin. Sometimes plans change but if you're legit and unofficially verified that's fine.

Issue is with randoms just pretending to know stuff to feed the hype machine and there's no recourse for leading people on. If you make an unsubstantiated insider claim and refuse to verify with an admin, and it turns out to be wrong, you should get banned.

It's not even about entitlement, it's just tiresome at this point. I'm not even a switch owner who was hyped and expecting Prime to be there, but I totally understand their sentiment.
 
Mar 16, 2018
859
it was a good show but in terms of announcements it was really disappointing. maybe i expected to much but a TGA without kojima and a long kojipro trailer doesn't feel right

also where was alien blackout and metroid? what about borderlands 3? i'm not even a fan of that series but wasn't there a lot of teasing about that?
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,812
Unova
The highlights of the game awards for me were Joker being announced for Smash, Ultimate Alliance for the Switch, and God of War winning game of the year. I’m happy for Cory it’s well deserved and a fantastic game.


Oh! And Boy! Read it! Whatever he said. I lost it
 
Nov 15, 2017
956
the best way to describe this show is: when ads pretend to be entertainment
the awards felt like filler content with geoff quickly reading the winners of many categories.
 

SweetNicole

Community Manager
Administrator
Oct 24, 2017
3,995
That was a really great show this year! The production was smooth, engaging, and it kept moving a long without getting dragged down. I'm really pleased to see what TGA has become, and I can't wait to see what the future looks like for the show!
 

Ryu

Banned
Member
Oct 25, 2017
92
That show was by far one of the worst i‘ve ever seen, and that‘s not even because of Metroid missing its chance to shine, but because of overhyping the show to something that it simply wasn‘t. And that also coming from the person responsible himself.

It felt rushed as hell, big game announcements and shockers were nowhere to be seen. I liked the Joker reveal, but that‘s literally one character in a game. The rest „big“ games were actually pretty small games. Good for them to have a place to shine, but for „big“ surprises and „worlds will change“ or whatever, it was overhyped.
Edit: Rushed in the sense of content sticked together too tight, some speaking too less, some to long and time fillers waaaaay to long. In a whole, too long show.

I don‘t even think i felt that bad after a single E3. The awards were more than predictable, with RDR2 and GOW fighting it out. As what i‘ve seen right now, i will never watch that show again. It got hyped up so fucking much, but it is what it is, just giving out some awards with trying to fit in some ads for games.

For big game reveals, i will watch something else. This was literally 3 hours down the pipe for me.

Geoff said he will bring people to tears this time, and i think i‘m literally close to cry because i want my precious wasted time back that i could‘ve slept.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
7,987
Right, this thread was kind of a fucking shit show with the "this is getting too long" shit after an hour. The orchestra was awesome, some great speeches, some touching moments, and some cool ass surprises like Joker. Why do people hype themselves up and watch a 3 hour show for a 30 second trailer of a game they already know is announced and coming. The hype machine on Era needs to be put in check.
Yeah. I didn't understand the length complaints. I thought the length of the show was good and the balance between content (awards, reveals, game music) was surprisingly good too. It's also probably really hard to navigate all the various changes in tone and they did a pretty good job with that too.
 
Oct 27, 2017
785
That's my thinking as well. I hope you guys at least learned your lesson. Don't waste your time watching this trash "award" show.
I hate myself for having watched this. I was naive enough to expect some decent announcements or trailers during the show. What a waste of time.

I don’t understand how anyone can enjoy this.
 
Oct 31, 2017
1,857
Honestly the show was okay, but I probably won't watch next year(something that I probably said last year)

Last year was better, schick hydrostick and all. False rumours aren't the shows' fault it's yall fault
 
Oct 25, 2017
16,332
Providence / Boston
That was a really great show this year! The production was smooth, engaging, and it kept moving a long without getting dragged down. I'm really pleased to see what TGA has become, and I can't wait to see what the future looks like for the show!
Totally agreed! There are definitely things they can improve on (I'd like to see a few more awards get presented, personally) but I imagine it's incredibly difficult to find a perfect balance for something like this.

Some fun announcements too. The biggest disappointments come from rumors that people bought into and that's not the show's fault.
 
Apr 8, 2018
348
Overall, I thought it was one of best Game Awards to date. A bit disappointed that some game announcement rumors weren't true, but hey what can you do. Thanks for the show Geoff! Can't wait for next year!
 
Oct 25, 2017
216
Overall, it was a pretty solid show with some pretty strong reveals, but I think last year’s show was better. No Death Stranding was a surprise...

But man, I won’t even lie, this one stings hard. I usually don’t go for insiders but it seemed like literally all of them were on the Metroid train so I bought in hard...

I’m so disappointed...I was counting down the hours to finally see my favorite series of all time again. I don’t get what happened, it was the perfect audience for it. I doubt we’ll see it until E3 now. No way they show first gameplay in a Direct outside of E3.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
5,133
I don't think insiders or teasers need to be banned or blacklisted (what would blacklisting even mean?).

I do think there needs to be consideration as to why hype and emotion is allowed to endlessly fester in days-long speculation threads, just because of an anonymous 4Chan/Reddit post or somebody's cutesy coy Twitter hints. If there's nothing really backing these rumors up then just lock the thread before things get out of hand.

Somehow we went from SamusThumbsUp.GIF to "OMG Nintendo announcing Metroid Prime 1-3 HD Remaster on Thursday!"
 
Oct 30, 2017
479
Really great show. Expected it to be cringe, but it was good. The winners and performers were genuine and looked like they had a great time. The orchestra was amazing. Was really happy about obra Dinn, Astro bot, God of War, and sonicfox winning, among others.
I feel like this is what Geoff has been working towards the last years. Sort of like Kojima to finally be able to get all of the people he wanted into his game.
Only a few years ago he stood there in some crappy studio with Joel McHale saying stupid shit. And now he got Hans Fucking Zimmer, Russo Brothers, Jeff Kaplan, the CEOs of the big three, and half of Hollywood in there for.....video games.
Geoff Keighley loves this industry more than most on era do.
 
Jan 30, 2018
147
Was a good watch from what I could tune into.

I must say though, it’s like some of you have never watched an award show. This is how they go. Hell, none of the other ones really even have cool ass reveals or trailers. I don’t know what I’m the world you get in your heads that make you think this is going to be some kind of E3 barrage all the time. It is an awards show with added bonus of reveals. Those reveals will vary in quality every year.

Also, getting pissed because there was no Metroid, based off of random rumors you chose to believe, is just hilarious.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,784
I feel this show will be short lived.

Disappointment at some hyped games being missing won't sit well with some fans.

3 and a half hours (including preshow) is far, far too long.

There were some cool moments but I feel 0 desire tuning in ever again.

Last year's show was a good one. This year has me regretting the effort to stay up.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,931
People overreacting and being assholes here towards the insiders for Metroid not happening are why the insiders don't do much or barely share info to begin with because they get attacked the moment they do or if something doesn't work out 100%. :V Very upsetting to see.
They need to keep it to their selves if they don’t have it properly sourced.

And they should have a one strike policy, get de-modded and/or banned for shit like this. People lost sleep over their bullshit.
 
Oct 28, 2017
344
NJ
I really appreciated Geoff’s passion for this. You could see him getting emotional when he announced the orchestra performing the gane awards theme. Award shows are a weird format, and there’s always awkward moments, but Geoff and his team put on an amazing, classy show that really respected the medium, and we got some cool announcements out of it.

This makes me proud of my favorite hobby.
 
Oct 29, 2017
695
New Zealand
I'd love the 'insiders' to get called out for their stringing people along bullshit but they'll just brush it off going "Sorry guys my source said plans change you know?" or something like that and we'll go through the whole song and dance again next time there is something to pretend hype for clicks.

I WANTED METROID FFS. :(

Just gimme a Direct with Animal Crossing and Metroid and I'll feel better.
 

Advc

Member
Nov 3, 2017
1,326
I honestly didn’t liked the show at all. It was WAY too long which is obvious it was done that way so they could make space for the huge amount of ads they had to show. I only appreciate that indie studios are getting a lot of exposure with this but other than that. Meh.

Agreed. Enough with this game already. A port of P5 would be hype, but its just another character in Smash
From an advertising perspective, announcing that was a genius move considering Smash launches today and TGA is seen by tons of people, but yeah screw that tbh. I’m beyond done with Smash related stuff. I’m actually sick of hearing the main theme already hah. Let’s just hope Persona 5 gets announced for Switch eventually
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,116
I feel this show will be short lived.

Disappointment at some hyped games being missing won't sit well with some fans.

3 and a half hours (including preshow) is far, far too long.

There were some cool moments but I feel 0 desire tuning in ever again.

Last year's show was a good one. This year has me regretting the effort to stay up.
Tbh, we are in a transition phase into next gen. You really shouldn’t expect many major announcements right now
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,816
I don't think insiders or teasers need to be banned or blacklisted (what would blacklisting even mean?).

I do think there needs to be consideration as to why hype and emotion is allowed to endlessly fester in days-long speculation threads, just because of an anonymous 4Chan/Reddit post or somebody's cutesy coy Twitter hints. If there's nothing really backing these rumors up then just lock the thread before things get out of hand.

Somehow we went from SamusThumbsUp.GIF to "OMG Nintendo announcing Metroid Prime 1-3 HD Remaster on Thursday!"
Isnt misinformation against the rules or at least rise an infraction considering said person is a Insider?
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,607
Was there seriously nothing Metroid related at the TGAs? Time to ban all the self-aggrandizing "insiders" or at least not allow threads that are based on nothing. I thought a Metroid Prime 4 tease at least was coming because it was sanctioned by the mods.
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,222
People overreacting and being assholes here towards the insiders for Metroid not happening are why the insiders don't do much or barely share info to begin with because they get attacked the moment they do or if something doesn't work out 100%. :V Very upsetting to see.
Then they should keep it to themselves. Period. If they want to share, they should have a definitive source.

If someone is hinting as a user here, they should have to verify their source with a mod. One strike, you're out and can't spread rumors any more.

They all want all of the fame with none of the work of actual journalism/networking/sourcing/research/digging.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,777
People overreacting and being assholes here towards the insiders for Metroid not happening are why the insiders don't do much or barely share info to begin with because they get attacked the moment they do or if something doesn't work out 100%. :V Very upsetting to see.

The show overall was disappointing as an nintendo fan and an SSB character who doesn't fit Nintendo at all (yet... Unless they put any main Persona game on Switch or link it to SMTV somehow), but good for all the other misc reveals in general. Shocked MK11 is out on Switch and happy the Messenger and Celeste won something even though i think RDR2 winning the music category is BS
I'd rather they just not say anything then.
 
Oct 25, 2017
54
I’m really happy with the outcome, I wish Spider-Man got more recognition. I’m so happy for Cory, God of War was a beautiful game. Well deserved.