Tonight, Joel McHale makes a triumphant return to The Game Awards

Oct 27, 2017
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#51
His hosting of the VGX was an embarrassing shambles. His fault or not. Hopefully he's not disrespectful to anyone here.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#54
Good. The amount of people who were offended by him was embarrassing. I mean goddamn, have some self awareness and stop taking some of this shit so seriously.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#64
Genuinely can't believe it's been 5 years since that disastrous show, where Joel made Geoff look like the size of an ant. Feels like yesterday.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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#67
I remember Geoff looking super pissed at Joel’s antics that whole night 5 years ago, but maybe that was part of the act.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#79
The Game Awards are more "legit" now (in terms of presentation and celebrity features), I don't think it would really work this time haha
I dunno, I think a good-natured ribbing could help remind people to not take this whole thing too seriously.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#84
Joel was rude, a douche and a made a mockery of a show Geoff spent a year making. He should stay away.
I'm okay with him being rude and douchy though, he should be welcomed.

With more time to prepare and an actual budget to work with I think they can do something great.

Also, Jade Raymond should co-host and announce her new Splinter Cell game.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#92
I thought this was created to distance itself from the terrible Video Game awards on Spike tv years ago. But this is slowly crawling back to that same level of unnecessary pandering to outsiders.
Talking about spoooooky "outsiders" while this is the same show that had a mascot for a razor company integrated into it.
 
Nov 6, 2017
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#93
I find it hard to believe Joel didn't run his bit by Geoff ahead of time.That's just not how these sorts of things are done.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#99
Joel McHale respresented the attitude I wish the world didn't have on video games. I thought Joel was funny but it definitely wasn't why I was watching the show. It turned that first show into a lot of mocking of video games rather than celebrating the game industry and it's achievements which is what I think Geoff was going for.

That is not to say the Joel + Geoff debacle was not extremely entertaining, I'm just glad that the Game Awards have come so far from what that was.
 
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