[MUD-Dev] Spike TV"s Video Game Awards
drey at speakeasy.org
Thu Dec 11 14:25:59 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003
Michael Tresca wrote:
> Okay, so I started watching the Video Game Awards (VGA).
You have my condolences.
> THINKS game players are. An informal poll of my MUD players
> indicated that they were horrified at the portrayal. It made
> gamers look like the pathetic stereotypes. It made gaming look
> like it's only for nerds and geeks. In essence, it felt like what
Many gamers felt the same way about the obnoxious ad Nokia did for
the N-Gage prior to its launch. Penny Arcade has a copy of the print
ad at this URL if you've not seen it:
> So here's the question: Is there a lot of advertising being shoved
> at this awards show because it's the only thing running? Is this
> just Spike TV showing once again how unbelievably screwed up it
> is? Is this something not even worth getting upset over? I'm
> curious. Because what really concerns me is that these awards are
> accurately representing the current and future player base.
I'd say the awards were a horrifically distorted representation of
an inaccurate picture of gamers.
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