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When videogame culture reaches a point in which it enters mainstream realm, we as gamers sometimes get sensitive to the idea. Our beloved past-time has a special meaning that most pop-culture does not, so to see it even remotely attempt it trying to be like modern pop-culture is a travesty since well ... it's a pop-culture of it's own.
This year, at the 2009 SpikeTV Video Game Awards, I made an interesting observation: as usual, even before the show began, the general gaming community completely dismissed the awards show as trivial. The key difference I noticed about this year was that when the awards show actually started broadcasting, gamers were actually paying attention. Geoff Keighley, executive producer of ceremony and host of the mostly respected Gametrailers.tv, promised the audience world exclusive premiers and from the looks of it, he was providing. As gamers were treated to Arkham Asylum 2 and the sequel to Force Unleashed, we began paying attention to the awards given. Despite our complaints on the lack of credibility for the VGA's, we were somewhat concerned who won in what category.
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