[MUD-Dev] Spike TV"s Video Game Awards

Zach Collins {Siege} zcollins at seidata.com
Thu Dec 11 10:36:43 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003


On Thu, 4 Dec 2003, Michael Tresca wrote:

> Okay, so I started watching the Video Game Awards (VGA).

>   http://www.spiketv.com/shows/vga/player.jhtml

> Then I turned it off after the first half hour.  There were too
> many cheerleaders cheering, porn stars teasing, rappers mumbling,
> and David Spade walking around like a homeless person on stage.
> Good lord in Heaven, what the hell is going on here?  It's like
> the Man Show threw up on the Morton Downey Jr. Show.

As far as I'm concerned, that's the majority of SpikeTV's
programming.

> I'm curious.  Because what really concerns me is that these awards
> are accurately representing the current and future player base.

I think your players are right to be at least disgusted.  I
personally believe that media organizations are run by executives
out of touch with any popular culture they didn't create themselves;
so we're dealing with a view from the previous generation looking
through E3-colored glasses at booth babes while thinking of geeky
social failures and semi-punk trend followers.  Plus televised
awards shows are always kind of silly.

--
Zach Collins
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