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You're all catching a break tonight as I'll be posting a shorter
than normal blog on a rather benign topic that probably won't generate much
fervor. Staying up late trying to defeat the Joker on Batman Arkham Asylum
coupled with a long day at work and two business meetings first thing in the
morning, means I'm taking it easy tonight. Anyway...
On my drive to work this morning, I heard on the radio
during one of the breaks the DJ say that tonight the 2012 People's Choice
Awards would be airing on CBS. Of course the host ran through a brief list of just
a few of the categories and big names that the people could vote on...your favorite
new TV comedy or whether you like Lady Gaga over Taylor Swift. To be completely
honest, I couldn't care less. I think events like these are a huge waste of
time and money and do nothing but feed the ego monster of the Hollywood elite,
but hey that's just me - a whole 'nother blog for a different kind of website. Out of curiosity (I was hunting for a blog
topic) I visited the CBS website to see what I could find.
If you take a gander at the below pic, perhaps the thing I
noticed will also catch your eye. But if you're one of those people who suffer
from that nearsightedness disorder where a snake inches away from you could
bite you and you wouldn't see it coming, please allow me to point you to the
item of interest. Under the polls, in the drop down list, there is a video game
section. See it?
Now, before you navigate your browser away from my blog to
go check out the Video Game section of the People's Choice Awards website, let
me save you the trouble. There is only one question.
One. Uno. I'un. Een.
Only one question, are you kidding me?
Clearly the drop down menu has a section for movies, music,
TV and a few other things...and each of these categories has several questions...but
the lowly video game section has one question. Not even a really good question
I would like to point out that...none of those movies, and none
of those songs and none of those TV shows grossed more than Modern Warfare 3
I'd also like to point out that a number of those actors and
actresses present have also had roles in some of our video games; and some are
even gamer's themselves.
So, I don't know if I'm surprised by this and disappointed, or if I'm
even more proud to be a gamer and not caught up in all of the nonsense. It does
seem ironic the contributions the video game industry has on our economy and
the ever growing and evolving demographics that seems to suggest the number of
gamers, both male and female, continues to skyrocket...
Yet, at an award ceremony that recognizes the art and
entertainment industry and we get practically no love, what the heck is that?
Yes, I know we have our own awards exhibitions at events like GDC and E3, but
what better medium to help change mainstream society's view of the video game
industry than by including them at a People's Choice Awards event.
It would suggest that no matter how far we've progressed,
society still doesn't take the video game industry seriously...despite more than
half of the population admitting they play video games, has a video game system in their home and considers
themselves to be a gamer.
Who really cares who the Favorite Animated Movie Voice is, I'd
much prefer to cast my vote on who my Favorite Animated Video Game Character
But hey, that's just me...one of the gamers.
I completely agree with you Saint. They could at least have better choices on the list. They're missing some HUGE games.
I think and award show for video games would be nice. However, unlike this or the VGAs, it should be put on and hosted by the video game industry. Let big figures in the industry present awards, give speeches, etc.
"I think events like these are a huge waste of time and money and do nothing but feed the ego monster of the Hollywood elite, but hey that's just me "
You, me, and many others.
I wish they would slowly combine video game into things like these but the problem is they would have to have someone like you are andy or similar person who knows about the gaming industry and what people like and stuff like that. Not just some random crap "which game is the best" vote as those suck.
I also believe that it will take a very long time before video games start to appear in things like this as the people who make these things tend to shun video games...
I count four mistakes in that poll. If you're not going to treat it seriously, than don't do it at all.
People's Choice Awards is a joke. I don't even bother to look at the winners or vote. If anyone wants a good look at everything wrong with mainstream culture, watch the People's Choice Awards.
Who cares? Honestly, those people will all rot, and like ArcadeFire said, People's Choice Awards is a joke. It seriously is. We should be proud of who we are, and what games we play. So let's all overthrow the website!(in a psychological way)
@Saint: You just have to live in America to know who the Hollywood elite are.
Why even ask that question? Call of Duty will win every time, no matter how bad they manage to make it.
Yeah, I don't know why people even bother with that stuff either... why do we pay so much attention to actors and oftentimes vapid, horrible people? Why do we give them so much money to... act?
Eh, we don't need their recognition. Gaming's already a mainstream cash cow as it is. And it's the same battle that's fought by any medium... the money usually has a say in changing that. It is insulting that they'd throw up a cheap, poorly-made poll like that but I'm sure it will come in due time.