The Gamers in Guinness Gamer’s 2012

I appear in a video on Empire Arcadia’s channel where Triforce GameMaster and I go through some of the gamers whose name appears in Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition. I hope everyone enjoys watching the video as much as I did recording it.

Part 1

Part 2

MrsViolence Article on Gather

I wrote an article about Kelly Kelley (MrsViolence) that is now on Gather.com. She won Gamespot’s show YouTube called “The Controller: Battlefield 3”. She is one of my favorite gamers, male or female.

If you want to read my article about Kelly you can go to Technology.Gather.com.

Q & A: Triforce and the VGA’s

TriforceGameMaster is back from the Spike’s Video Game Awards and has agreed to a Q & A about the event.

What was your first thought when you received you invitation to this year’s VGA’s?

Yes! I get to witness The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword win Spike TV VGA’s game of the year live.

Did you like the selection of celebrities for this year?

A. I’m indifferent to the celebrities. I like the fact that they are well established names in American society that get to endorse gaming but at the same time this is our culture, our community and our industry. I just wish that they would get more gamers involved. I’m looking to 2012 as that year.

You know have to mention this: Charlie Sheen presenting the Best Shooter Award, winner getting teabagged. Your thoughts?

A. I don’t know what’s the whole big deal with Charlie Sheen. That’s whole thing was some issue about his character based on public opinion. I think he did a good job coming on stage reading his line and presenting the game. Besides that I’m ignorant to Charlie Sheen’s life and whatever is it he did that made the whole world is mad at him about. I don’t see how is any of that relevant when there are more pressing matters happening in the world.

As for the Tea-bagging, well its a reflection of what we do as gamers when we play video games. Gamers need to get off their high horse for a bit and laugh at themselves. It’s not like they made it up to trash us. They just emulated us. Big deal. It was funny to everyone, laugh it off and keep it moving.

The day after the VGA’s Mark Hamill (Voice of the Joker) tweeted how he got bad seats and was not even told that the winner of the award he was nominated for was announced. Any opinions on that?

Yeah I saw that Tweet. I will not even try to get involved in that. That is a blunder in the production of the show, based on a lot of factors that we are all ignorant too. It would not be fair to comment on that.

What was the best part of the VGA’s?

The best part of the VGA’s for me is kind of a bias answer. I was honored to witness Shigeru Miyamoto accept the Hall of Fame award for The Legend of Zelda video game franchise. 15 games in 25 years and still going strong. In fact, it was a contender for Video Game of the Year. That’s how much lasting power Zelda has.

There have been some key changes to the VGA’s. Which parts did you feel the best improved and which needs more work?

The most improved part of the VGA’s was the innovation in the technology that they used for the show such as the AR. Having the Skyrim Dragon fly in on the set was godlike. As for what needs work…they need more notable gamers to be apart of the program. Felicia Day and the Black Baron was a good start. They need to work toward some of the pros gamers mixed in with the social gamers, mixed with Hollywood celebrities.

The 2011 Video Game Awards (Spike)

I watched this year’s Video Game Awards on Spike and wrote about it on Gather. But there are a few things I didn’t write about there so I am writing about it here. This is pretty much a deeper look into what has happened. It’s not uber deep. Just deeper than what I put on Gather.

Celebrity Drama

First the gripe about the celebrity appearances. This the bashing of the celebrity appearances has been constant no matter who shows up. It’s like when a famous person wants does something related to video games, the online warriors question their “gaming rep” to their last breath! Even this guy admits to doing once! This has to stop.  I saw a comment that said “Why Jerry Rice and Hulk Hogan?” Uh… maybe those were there because they have appeared in a hefty amount of games?

Felcia Day had to be there. Yes here segments were lacking but after meeting her at New York Comic Con I can tell she was a blast to be around backstage.  Spike did good in getting her.

The only appearance I don’t agree with is Charlie Sheen’s. His current image makes him unfit to present at any award show right now.

But overall people will bitch and moan if there a D-listers and when A-listers  do show up people will just call them D-listers and go through procedure.

Trailer Failure

The trailers should be one or two per year. That’s it. That’s all I’m gonna say on that matter.

Take it out back

Some of the “core” will say Felicia Day’s backstage segments looked lame. But I’ll tell you thing. There were people backstage who had a frigging blast Felecia and company.

And the award goes to…

The nominations did improve I must admit. Yes there will be people who won’t agree with what (or who) got nominated or what (or who) won. It is what it is. But they did improve in my opinion.

I would have like you see more awards announced on the show, especially the Best Human Performances . Yes it would make the show longer but it should have been 3 hours anyways.

One thing should have been a clear cutoff date for what is eligible. I noticed that WWE All-Stare was nominated for Best Fighting Game instead of WWE ’12. Some might say that WWE ’12 came too late but get this. The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword came out November 20 while WWE ’12 came out November 22. That’s only a two day difference. This can be interpreted by a move by Spike, which airs TNA, Impact, or whatever the hell it is, to prevent WWE from taking home a VGA. But I’m sure that’s not the case, I’m sure the cutoff was coincidentally November 20 or 21. 😉

That ends what I have to say about this year’s VGA. I didn’t talk about teabagging segment or the Mark Hamill situation but you can read about it on my Gather article. ‘Till next time.