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Dtoid Community Discusses pt 23: VGAs


The VGA's demographic....OMG BEER PONG


I think the VGAs are hitting their demographic. I mean, you've got a video game award show on a channel for men, so it should be aimed at the 18 and over male gamer. However, they should be making it more for the core gamers and less for the, "OMG CALL OF DUTY RULES" frat boy gamers. I like tits and ass as much as the next guy but it'd be nice to see presenters who actually have a purpose for being on stage. They did good with people like Nathan Fillion who's actually done voice work in games and is someone I could believe is a gamer. Did the cast of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia need to be there? Probably not. But that's showbiz I suppose.


Yeah, there are very little gaming celebrities or household names, which is terrible. More terrible even than Lex Luthor taking 40 cakes.

I think for gaming to continue to grow as a respected medium we need those names that are recognized like directors or writers are, and I applaud the efforts some take to go down that path. Make gamers maybe not care, but at least be able to recognize more names. As is all there is to offer is no different than you can get on nearly any gaming site.

Spike as a channel are pretty much hitting their target demographic with the show, but I for one am sick and tired of seeing marketing towards 18-35 year old males and would love to see the show on another network... preferably one that will stream the show online for those of us without cable.


Honestly, I wouldn't mind if say, Jimmy Fallon were to host. He's able to do stuff professionally, well, while also being relative to core gamers such as ourselves. He's the kinda guy we need presenting these shows, but NPH was definitely a step in the right direction compared to last year. If we keep improving every year, maybe it'll stop being a mess eventually.


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About Jesse Cortezone of us since 4:34 AM on 01.13.2007


I am a Ph. D. chemist from the University of California, Berkeley. I have been playing videogames since as long as I can remember! My past favorite games include Secret of Mana, TMNT: Turtles in Time, the Resident Evil series (Jill is SUCH as master of unlocking), FFVII, Smash Bros Melee, and many others.

I've definitely gone through phases in my gaming "career". I used to LOVE fighting games in the time of Tekken Tag and Marvel vs Capcom II (my favorite fighting game), but now I find myself drawn to the more story driven games, and very recently, the music games....:)

But....fighting games are making a comeback! SFIV! MvC3! BlazBlue! Beware everyone, Tactix has put a quarter on the screen and is challenging you for battle!

It was mere chance that brought me to Destructoid back in early 2007, and through it all I've stayed because of the great writing staff, a community that cares, and lots of new internet and IRL friends. Destructoid has changed my life. True story.

If you live in the SF Bay Area, check out the DtoidSanFrancisco C-blog and join the Google Group!


Check out the past installments of my DTOID COMMUNITY DISCUSSES! Series:

Part 1: DLC
Part 2: Achievements
Part 3: Gaming Journalism
Part 4: Next Next-Gen Consoles
Part 5: Retro Renaissance
Part 6: Games That Suck
Part 7: Educational Games
Part 8: Evolution of Gaming Music
Part 9: Gaming Merchandise
Part 10: Iconic Games
Part 12: GDC
Part 13: Videogame Movies
Part 14: Competitive Gaming
Part 15: Level Design
Part 16: Emulation and Game Modding
E3 Edition: Microsoft
E3 Edition: Nintendo
E3 Edition: Sony
Part 17: Triple A Titles
Part 18: Fighting Games
Part 19: Digital Distribution

Card courtesy of TheGHost

Rock Band tag courtesy of CutieHoney

Thanks guys!

Last but not least, Chad Concelmo and I are the same person. Go ahead and ask him. :P

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