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

Rayzam rayzam at travellingbard.com
Thu Dec 11 22:29:53 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003


From: "Zach Collins (Siege)" <zcollins at seidata.com>
> On Thu, 4 Dec 2003, Michael Tresca wrote:

>> 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.

Shockingly, it's not just the executives that are out of touch. I
also got sick of the award show. A few days later, I was watching
G4TV, the game cable channel. On one of their shows, the two pundits
were lauding how great the SpikeTV award show was, how much they
enjoyed it, and that it was good to see celebrities standing up for
their video games [especially the ones who didn't appear at all
convincing that they even knew what a console was].  You'd think
that 2 hosts of a show aimed at the dedicated gamer [who else would
watch a cable channel about video/computer games?] would have a
better feel for the pulse of the industry and of their
audience. That means that either they were out of touch, or those of
us appalled at the show are out of touch. Anyone feel that the show
was aimed at the [and our?] target audience?

If I'm out of touch, please don't let them touch me!

  rayzam
  www.travellingbard.com
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