Wednesday, December 13, 2006

What Sucks...Live Blogging, the Live Blogging


...okay here we are it's 10:04 and I'm googling for someone who is live blogging...

10:08 still can't find anyone live blogging- I know they are out there...

10:13- still nothing- I think they must be running a journal...

10:20- in the middle of commercial break one...still looking- I'm sure there are a lot of journals out there, may just have to respond to them after they post...

11:03 Found one- Kotaku.com He missed the 1st 30 mins though. Let's take a look, my comments are in CAPS...

KOTAKU.COM

OK I missed the first thirty of the VGAs, but I'm sitting here on my couch now watching it.

AHEM, THANKS FOR SHOWING UP.

The award presentations seem kinda cool, the skits... not so much.

OUCH, BUT OKAY.

they're showing random audience shots and Seth Green is there, tie and all. He so kicks ass.

A FAN OF SETH GREEN, NOT HARD TO FIND- SETH GREEN IS PRETTY AWESOME.

I think the problem with the skits are, they're just not funny. You can't force this stuff. Maybe Spike needs to just concentrate on the awards. Perhaps they should cut it down to an hour and have it be more like the Oscars, a coupe of jokes from the emcee and that's all she wrote.

AHEM, ALL COMMENTS ARE WELCOME.

Hmm, show's back and they just introduced Yellow Card to present the studio of the year. These guys are idiots. Id-E-Ots.

WELL, ACTUALLY NO ARGUMENT HERE.

OK, for the record I not only voted for Clover Studios, but I nominated them. They really should have won, nothing against Epic.

NO OFFENSE TAKEN.

Cliffy looks so happy. I just heard him say "that things huge". Lol, he just shouted "What's up bitches". I think four people clapped. Bitches is right.

NOTE: ONLY 4 BITCHES WERE THERE.

Rogan, he's even cracking himself up. Man, they need to get better writers, or actors, or something.

DON'T LAY "ROGAN UNFUNNINESS" ON ME, YEAH, ROGAN IS USUALLY HILARIOUS- THAT'S TOTALLY OUR BAD.

Showing the world premier of GRAW 2 now. That's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter for the three of you who've never played the game.

Hahahaha, El Paso, Texas. That's just perfect. Actually, it does sort of remind me of junior high school.

Now that's what I'm talking about. They just brought two of the guys from Reno 911. Let's see if they can do live.

They can. First, they're cussing like nobody's business. Ahhhahaha: They just said Fuck you pig. Oh, man they rock.

OKAY- SEEMS LIKE WE'RE ENJOYING THE SHOW AND HAVE SOME FEELINGS ABOUT THE POLICE.

What the... awards round-up.

IT'S COOL, JUST AWARDS GIVEN OUT EARLIER...

Hit the jump for more of my babbling.

Game Head commercial. What do you guys think of that show, it seems pretty respectable they've done some pretty impressive things this year.

WOW- THIS IS LIKE THE QUOTE ON THE BACK OF THE BOOK FOR US SO FAR.

I think Samuel L is actually changing clothes during every commercial break.

YES HE WAS.

Oh hell no. Samuel L. Jackson pwned. Lol.

WOW- AN "LOL". THIS IS VERY RARE, UNLESS ITS…SARCASTIC!.

Hotness just walked onto th estage. She's got a name, but it's just been wiped clean from my brain.

ELIZABETH HASSLEBECK, MY FRIEND. JUST KIDDING.

Best Cast nominees coming up. And the winner is, as you all know, Family Guy. Holy Seth Green Batman. Nice, they have some of the cast up on stage, I mean besides Seth Green. Yes, he said Gigity, gigity goo.

AT LEAST YOU GOT A GIGITY, GIGITY.

Oh shit, Michael Irving is plaing Wii Golf. Lame, he threw it and broke the camera. La-Ame.

WHAT? COME ON- MICHAEL IRVIN IS GREAT- DIDN'T YOU SEE THE LONGEST YARD?

Tony Hawk just won an award. Wasn't he just a presenter.

ITS TONY HAWK- IT'S NOT LIKE WE'RE GIVING ONE TO JAMES GANDOL...NEVERMIND

Samuel L is introducing a Spike TV show now. This is starting to feel like a big circle jerk.

Holy... The King is in the audience.

AFI is on the stage performing. They should never be allowed to perform live again... never!

It sounds like the mixing is all screwed up, or maybe the singer always sounds that way Man, I feel old.

ITS THE MASCARA, IT MESSES UP THE AUDIO.

Some TNA Impact guy just threatened to kick the Gamehead guy's ass. Nice.

YEAH, WE GOT OFF EASY ON THIS ONE- THAT WHOLE BIT, LET'S JUST SAY IT WASN'T ON THE PROMPTER, YOU KNOW, WITH THE SHIRT THING

More Reno guys on stage now. Sorry, girl and guyish. They are awesome. I love them.

WE'RE ALMOST DONE AND HAVE NOT BEEN RIPPED TO SHREDS...

There seem to be an awful lot of commercials with this show, both during and around it. Zing!

GOT TO PAY THE BILLS.

OK, the VGA drinking game: Everytime Samuel L cusses take a drink.

FUN, I'LL PLAY.

SLJ in yet another outfit annnnnnd. waiting for it, waiting for it, waiting for it... and drink.

GULP.

How in the hell did the Loco Roco song (my vote and nomination) not win the Best Song award. How? Frggin Yellow Card, I'm disgusted.

NOT WRONG TO FEEL THIS WAY.

Wait, the Spike TV VGA award is a monkey? A Monkey. OK CliffyB, I want a picture like now.

Heroes hottie just took to the stage. She's blathering on about video game addiction and mocking young gamers knowledge of books. I bet she couldn't name three books by Hemingway.

Whats with all of the sorta off camera COS players. Very odd.

OK, some painful comedian is on stage now. She's actually getting booed. Not only is she insulting everyone, she's not even funny.

Wow, that was really, really bad.

SARAH SILVERMAN.

Heroes guy took the stage: the Japanese guy who was recently nominated as one of the sexiest geeks around by Wired.

He's doing the best team sports nominees, that's a little tangential don't you think?

Hmm, he just busted out with a "Save the cheerleader, save the world." Thanks for the commercial buddy.

DIDN'T KNOW THE SEXIEST GEEK THING.

Superman is yapping about World of Warcraft now. He, apparently loves Blizzard. How very trendy.

They're showing the trailer for World of Warcraft Burning Crusade, But instead of just showing it the cameras keep cutting back to the live choir. We don't care about the people in robes singing god dammit, just show the trailer. Ahhh, my brain is going to explode.

SORRY, OUR RESEARCH SAID "CHOIR".

Oh man, the finally got some good jokes. The Game of the Year nominees lead-up is hilarious.

WOW.

Oblivion wins, despite all the people shouting Gears of War.

It just ended with things exploding and Samuel L cussing. DRINK!

OKAY.

OK, one post show wrap-up question and observation.

Was the Tenacious D performance worth sitting through the whole show?

I think the problem is that Spike TV is trying to make a show that is both attractive to gamers and non-gamers. Don't. There's plenty of gamers around to support the show, just shoot for appealing to them.


All right, that wasn't that bad, considering. Here's another one from GAMING NEXUS

This guy only showed for the 1st hour. Again, my comments are in CAPS.

With nothing else on TV tonight I ended up watching the Spike TV Video Game Awards while I worked on some reviews and news postings. Rather than live blog this sorry and painful event I'm going to post a few observations based on the first hour of the show:

WHATEVER, WE ALL KNOW THIS HAS BEEN ON YOUR CALENDAR FOR WEEKS.

- There are a few funny moments but I don' think they were intentional

IS THIS GAMING NEXUS, OR BACKHANDED COMPLIMENT.COM?

- Tenacious D as the opener was pretty sweet but they performed the same song (with the same dude in the suit) on Saturday Night Live a few weeks back.

THEY BASICALLY MAKE THE CALL ON THE SONG THEY WANT TO DO.

- I'm not sure what 50 cent had before coming out but he had a lot of it

IT WAS A GLASS OF "I'M MAKING THIS UP AS I GO ALONG".

- You can tell gaming has infiltrated pop culture as there are a few decent attempts at inside game jokes. They suck but it's an attempt. The rest of the jokes are based on lame gaming stereotypes (the annoying girlfriend, the fat slob gamer, Cosplay)

THE LOVE HERE IS FLOWING LIKE THE GREAT MISSISSIPPI.

- I don't feel as bad about my mispronunciations and stumbling in the Digital Crack Report after watching most of the presenters
- Seth Green rocks

MORE LOVE FOR SETH GREEN.

- I can't really complain about the award winners, too bad we knew about them over the weekend when this was shot

NOT A BAD POINT.

- Product placements FTW

BETTER GET USED TO IT, THANK YOUR FRIEND MR. TIVO.

- WTF is Michael Irvin doing on this show?

NOT A BAD QUESTION.


OKAY....that's it for now, I'll take a look again in the morning to see if I missed any live-blogging, but for now, I'm headed- this history making live blogging a live blogging, has been well just as cool as I thought it would be.*

*denotes: I wasn't sure it would be so cool.

1 comment:

Inkling said...

Live-blogging the live-bloggers; a very hyper-meta concept. Enjoyed you as a soldier in the opening! Gabrus was hilarious, as always. Funny how he likes to take off his clothes on camera.

Very well put together. Many funny moments. All the hard work really paid off. This viewing audience is probably the most cynical and pop-media-savvy demographic possible, and that goes triple for the subset of viewers who will actually sit down to critique the show. So don't take the criticism too harshly.

A great show!