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The Game Awards | Streaming Live Thursday, December 9

Coolwhhip

Neophyte
Maggie's breasts were the highlight of the show.

show me GIF by John Legend
 

Clear

Gold Member
Just watched a bunch of trailers on the TGA Youtube page and... fucking hell, why is almost every trailer cut the same way?

Fucking seriously, its identikit shit. Many of the titles are conceptually familiar enough that they really need to have any unique characteristics brought to the fore in order to make them stand out. Formatting the presentation like everyone else is just... deathly.

I'm angry because there's some really good stuff there, but the overall takeaway is just meh, for the most part. And that was from mainlining all the big stuff in around an hour-long burst, I hate to think how deadening it would be as part of the TGA's traditional endless bloat and feast of backslapping.
 

NahaNago

Member
Welp went through all of the video game trailers and thought the show had a nice variety. I'll probably rewatch it again with some youtuber reaction. Nothing that truly wowed me. I thought the Forspoken game looked pretty good and reminded me of infamous but the facial animations were terrible. I really want a game with that puppet style in the cuphead trailer. That Dokev music trailer killed my hype somewhat for the game since the characters looked like dolls I would buy for my nieces. Tupic or tunic or something has had a style change and it doesn't quite look as adorable. From just watching all of these trailers I would give the show a solid rating of B.
 

Woopah

Member
What, so we could have 20-some posts arguing about the merits of whether Bowser's Fury should've won something or New Pokemon Snap was a contender? I'm not here to repeat the exact same song and dance people do with Nintendo @ TGA every year. It's clear now the reason Nintendo games don't get awards and what games Nintendo makes and publishes to address this. Who wants to make a bet that Bayonetta 3 will win more TGA awards than Breath of the WIld 2 next year, assuming both manage to make their release dates?
Well firstly I don't think the Game Awards has any impact whatsoever on "what games Nintendo makes and publishes". They didn't greenlight Metroid Dread because of the TGAs.

Secondly Nintendo has had several games get awards at TGAs, and there's no pattern there based on gender. What are you basing your theory on other than "a game with a female protagonist won an award".
 
Both MS and Sony were kinda quiet this TGA; fair to say in terms of games reveals/trailers/announcments?

Sony
HFW : Updated Gameplay Trailer

MS
HB2 : Gameplay Trailer
PC Gamepass rebrand + 4 games on PC Gamepass
Halo tv show Traile
Both MS and Sony were kinda quiet this TGA; fair to say in terms of games reveals/trailers/announcments?

Sony
HFW : Updated Gameplay Trailer

MS
HB2 : Gameplay Trailer
PC Gamepass rebrand + 4 games on PC Gamepass
Halo tv show Trailer
HB2 was not a gameplay trailer.
 

nbkicker

Member
So looking on you tube and on here looks like yet again another hyped event for showing nothing, oh well heres to 2022 , mind u can remember saying that last yr
 

ethomaz

Banned
I can't believe anyone would see this running on their own console on their own TV and say "meh game x looks better". NOTHING on any console looks better than this. Some games (new saints row) look like a joke in the face of this technology. The fact they could put together a city that looks like this for a tech demo is ridiculous.

They could improve temporal AA, yeah. Some refinement in areas would improve it.... but that doesn't change that this thing just showed what these consoles can REALLY do... and it's far beyond what we've seen up until this point.
Yeap I'm not sure how people can say it was not just better than anything we have today in terms of graphic look.

Of course some can discuss the downsides like to reach that level they had to go with 1440p 30fps but the end result is indeed impressive.
 

ethomaz

Banned
So looking on you tube and on here looks like yet again another hyped event for showing nothing, oh well heres to 2022 , mind u can remember saying that last yr
Well Kojima said he will definitively be there in 2022.
It was the high point of the show.

I'm shocked the organization used Kojima troll to tease 2022... it was that bad and sumarize perfectly the whole show "I don't have nothing for 2021 but I will be here in 2022" lol lol lol
 
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Jaybe

Member
Clearly Sony and MS are keeping reveals for the own events from now on. That’s going to affect the level of what gets shown at the TGAs.
 

TheInfamousKira

Reseterror Resettler
weird isnt it , dude is a contender in the boobs category

I don't hate or judge (things that aren't boobs) you do you. Yas slay queen or whatever. But I am interested in seeing if there will ever be a cis hetero white man as the influential gamer of the year or whatever. I mean, inclusivity dictates by definition that we're ALL involved, right? This isn't just a virtue signal thing so we look better when we give Activision the most awards of the night, right? Right?
 

splattered

Member
After thinking back on the awards show last night i feel like the big three all had a decent showing (Maybe nintendo the least though - we got what, a sizzle real?) and third party stuff was relatively strong outside of some of the weird smaller indie stuff.
 

Naked Lunch

Member
Why is everyone blaming the show - when its the state of the game industry releasing piles of this wack ass shit?
Tons of stuff announced here - and I wont touch 99% of it.
Who is playing this stuff - and how can there even be an audience to support most of it? Is all of it destined to bomb?

For me , theres only a handful of games worth trying each year. Been that way for a while and it keeps getting worse.
 
I am hangover from this event. i look miserable tired on my job. Fuck this event from the bottom of my heart.

What were you doing? Throwing back a vodka shot each time when a misplaced wierdass statement was brought up or an unsubtle ad popped up?
 
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This "game awards" show spent more time 1. Pushing LGBT/Drag propanganda/acceptance, 2. Pushing BLM as a legitimate example of a beneficial movement, and 3. Virtue signaling about harassment than actually putting forth anything remotely resembling a good "video game". What a waste of my life.
 
Time for the show to get an overhaul. This current format tries to do too many things and fails at them all.

Remember when they had the BoTW gameplay reveal years back? It was a good 5 minutes or so of Aounuma and Miyamoto playing the game and just talking about it. Now everything is a trailer, usually cgi and the real time trailers are mostly cinematic - which is something I liked a lot about the Suicide Squad trailer, it at least had plenty of gameplay scenes in there.

Also kind of funny how the game awards should be about giving developers their due recognition when in actuality 75% of the awards are glossed over. I would like to see more of these developers come up and get a chance to say a few words

Also hilarious how they ended the show with another movie tie in. The whole show I was thinking about how they probably learned their lesson from the fast and furious fiasco last year. No, not really.

Is it worth watching ? I didn't know it was yesterday (yeah I lived under a rock)
Nah. This is probably the most lukewarm show they've ever done.
 
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Hinedorf

Banned
Super disappointing the most exciting reveal was the same game from last years awards show (Elden Ring)

2022 is supposed to be a great year due to 2020/2021 being so fucking shit but boy does the future look absolutely shitty.

Everybody has clearly put their eggs into 2022's basket without much else in the oven, absolute worst lineup of game reveals I've ever seen at one of Jeff's shows......
 
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