mightyred75 wrote:So I decided to watch the video game BAFTAs sponsored by GAME last night and in all honesty I was bored. Has this what the industry has come down to, a stuffy award ceremony showcasing commercial games.
It depends what you mean by showcasing commercial games. If the commerically successful games dominated just because of their comercial success then that is a shame. But if the commercially successful games genuinely won their awards and nominations on gameplay merits etc then I have no problem with that.
What I do have a problem is when award shows become dominated by marketing, especially for games that aren't even out yet (eg Spike TV's VGAs). That is where games are being showcased purely becuase someone has paid for them to be, and before anyone has even played them they are given as much, if not more, exposure and acclaim than the current games being judged on their genuine merits.
I didn't see the Baftas so I probably can't comment, but Spike TV's awards are a joke, their awards mean nothing to me. The industry needs these shows more than the consumers do.