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

Oct 25, 2017
5,670
McHale tried his best to make that show as less shitty as possible. I still don't understand the people saying he was the reason the show was bad. He was not. The show was bad before if shit production and shit guests.
 

daxy

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Oct 25, 2017
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celebrating the game industry and it's achievements which is what I think Geoff was going for.
I would buy this if the show wasn't hyped up around how many WORLD EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS @ #GAMEAWARDS it's gonna have. It comes across as an ad reel punctuated by awards.
 
Apr 21, 2018
2,005
I really disliked him at the show 5 years ago and I am disappointed to see him again.
Maybe I’m the odd one out but I really don’t find him funny and his crass jerk comedy routine doesn’t work for me.
 
Oct 29, 2017
403
Britannia
I was on the fence about whether it was worth getting up in the early hours to watch this live, but after seeing that this asshat is making an appearance, after the complete cringefest disaster that was the last time...

Alarm. Set.
 
Dec 6, 2017
82
Oh come on now, you didn’t think that this was a legit awards show and not just an ad space for random things, celebrities that have nothing to do with games and trailers for upcoming games right?
Exactly. If you're taking the Game Awards seriously in any regard, you're doing it wrong. Embrace the cheese, cringeyness, bad jokes, and just enjoy it!
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,709
McHale tried his best to make that show as less shitty as possible. I still don't understand the people saying he was the reason the show was bad. He was not. The show was bad before if shit production and shit guests.
Yeah. Lmao, it was so embarassing. I remember waiting like 15 minutes for some live performance while some dudes were trying to buy time for it.... and.... good lord:


(5:04 if time stamp doesn't work)

Not to mention the Cranky Kong announcement. If it wasn't for Joel, it'd have been a complete and utter trainwreck.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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Geoff is super cool, I hope he doesn't try to make any comebacks and this award show works well for him, like last year
 
Dec 4, 2017
3,381
Brazil
McHale tried his best to make that show as less shitty as possible. I still don't understand the people saying he was the reason the show was bad. He was not. The show was bad before if shit production and shit guests.
And those guys at Street trying to be funny, man, that was really bad, if I recall correctly Mchale made a joke about that
 
Aug 19, 2018
57
tbf Joel gave the VGX all the respect it deserved, which was none. He was the highlight of the show, and his refusal to lap up marketing and PR statements was refreshing.
Having said that, the show has come a long way since then afaik so I'm not expecting the same amount savagery
 
Oct 27, 2017
499
Chicago
I would buy this if the show wasn't hyped up around how many WORLD EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS @ #GAMEAWARDS it's gonna have. It comes across as an ad reel punctuated by awards.
The sooner gamers accept that this is more the MTV Movie Awards, and less the Oscars, the better for all involved.
 
Mar 8, 2018
285
Exactly. If you're taking the Game Awards seriously in any regard, you're doing it wrong. Embrace the cheese, cringeyness, bad jokes, and just enjoy it!
I guess it’s just me but it looks like some here on Era are taking this thing seriously. I can only imagine the meltdown that’s gonna happen here when/if Ninja ends up winning that “trending gamer” award or whatever it is. Even funnier some who keep wanting them to ditch it when it gets views for/from the nominated streamer’s fans.
 
Oct 27, 2017
552
I guess it’s just me but it looks like some here on Era are taking this thing seriously. I can only imagine the meltdown that’s gonna happen here when/if Ninja ends up winning that “trending gamer” award or whatever it is. Even funnier some who keep wanting them to ditch it when it gets views for/from the nominated streamer’s fans.
This is ResetEra. If there's something you don't see how people can take seriously, there is no doubt someone here who very much does.
 

Braaier

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Oct 29, 2017
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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.
Yeah. Definitely skipping this crap. Will check later to see what was announced
 
Mar 8, 2018
285
Damn time flies. He was horrible last time. hope he is better

Hope this year is better than last year
Keep your expectations low bud. This is a giant ad space for products and upcoming games and pretending to care about the games thay cane out this year that will end up being forgotten for the next sequel in a year like Battlefield 20 and COD 45.
 

Vire

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Oct 27, 2017
3,231
People genuinely skipping the show because of this? The fuck outta here, you never were going to watch anyway.

The guy was hilarious and rightly called Geoff out on all his shit last time around. Completely disrespected the buttkissing, marketing and championing of advertisements.

You guys should be thanking this guy for paving a way for a new and better format.
 
Dec 25, 2017
557
Lagos , Nigeria
Keep your expectations low bud. This is a giant ad space for products and upcoming games and pretending to care about the games thay cane out this year that will end up being forgotten for the next sequel in a year like Battlefield 20 and COD 45.
yeah i know but last year devs got the spot light and it was really cool. hope to see that again.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Providence / Boston
yeah i know but last year devs got the spot light and it was really cool. hope to see that again.
I don't understand why some people are worried about this. The awards are still for the devs. The devs are still accepting them and giving speeches.

The only difference is more outside presenters replacing Geoff announcing every single award, as he did last year.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,752
Keep your expectations low bud. This is a giant ad space for products and upcoming games and pretending to care about the games thay cane out this year that will end up being forgotten for the next sequel in a year like Battlefield 20 and COD 45.
oh yes that huge marketing push that river raid needs

Celebrating people on the industry is not a bad thing. Seeing Mick Gordon perform live was a joy. Yeah, the awards are whatever, but so is your cynic attitude.
 
Oct 25, 2017
396
I feel the difference between those that want Joel and not on the show is like those that want to see a dance show to see a great performance. And those that watch it to see the main dancer trip, fall, break his neck, and die while chocking on his own blood.

I guess people find amusement on the oddest things.
 
Dec 25, 2017
557
Lagos , Nigeria
I don't understand why some people are worried about this. The awards are still for the devs. The devs are still accepting them and giving speeches.

The only difference is more outside presenters replacing Geoff announcing every single award, as he did last year.
I get you but this show already has so much world premiers and footage. The invited guest better take less time men
 
Oct 25, 2017
134
Geoff seems like a pretty good sport and doesn't strike me as the type to burn bridges. VGX was super cringey but Joel presenting an award seems pretty harmless.

At worst he and Geoff will exchange some awkward scripted banter.
 
Oct 29, 2017
778
My god. This thing is gonna be all kinds of levels of self aware. Get your adult diapers ready.

That VGX show was horrendous.
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,145
YES, glad he'll be there. Some of the posts here smdh, taking ourselves too seriously are we now. Also how can some of you not look through the veneer of the show and see that it's a massive marketing hype machine? It's not even trying to be subtle ffs.
 

DMiz

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Oct 29, 2017
228
I’d be genuinely curious to see how Joel handles it this time. I’m sure he’s aware about the public perception of the last time he had a run on this.

I guess my curiosity stems from the fact that Joel seemed very much upset or against the fact that the awards were very much an advertisement platform as opposed to an award show that celebrates the year in games. I think some would argue that this hasn’t changed substantially much with the current game awards, but I do applaud Geoff because I strongly feel that he’s done much to try to make each year better.