VGX - Netflix
VGX is an award show hosted by Spike TV that recognizes the best computer and video games of the year. Beginning in 2003, the Spike TV Video Game Awards garnered much attention, since video game awards were not common prior to its introduction. The VGAs feature live music performances and appearances by popular performers in music, movies, and television. Additionally, preview trailers for upcoming games are highlighted.
Type: Award Show
Runtime: 120 minutes
VGX - Spike Video Game Awards - Netflix
The Spike Video Game Awards (also known as the VGAs, and the VGX in its final year) were an annual award show hosted by Spike between 2003 and 2013 that recognized the best computer and video games of the year. The VGAs featured live music performances and appearances by popular performers in music, movies, and television. Additionally, preview trailers for upcoming games were highlighted. The show was produced by GameTrailers TV's Geoff Keighley. The event has been held at various locations in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California as well as Las Vegas, Nevada. The first event was held on December 2, 2003 (aired on December 4) while the last event was held on December 7, 2013. Spike's only Video Game Hall of Fame award, given to The Legend of Zelda, was awarded at the 2011 awards show. On November 15, 2013, Spike announced a new format under the name VGX, calling it “The next generation of the VGAs”. The last award show, carrying this name, aired on December 7. Changes from the previous format included “in-depth extended demos of the next generation of games and interactive one-on-one interviews and panels in an intimate studio setting.” On November 10, 2014, it was announced that Spike would drop their award show, ending their decade-long run. Geoff Keighley went on to create his own video game award show in the form of The Game Awards starting in that year, dropping the support from Spike.
VGX - Parodies - Netflix
The Video MADtv, highlighting the fictional 1st Annual Video Game Awards on June 21, 1977, hosted by Joe Namath (played by Michael McDonald) and Farrah Fawcett (played by Arden Myrin), musical guest The Jackson 5, and award presenter Mark Spitz (played by Ike Barinholtz). Pong and Asteroids were the only video games nominated for all of the awards presented, even though Asteroids wasn't released in the arcade until 1979. The categories shown in the sketch were “Best Graphics in a Video Game” (Asteroids wins), and “Most Realistic Sound in a Video Game” (Pong and Asteroids win in a tie). Bobby Lee accepts an award as a designer of Asteroids. Space Invaders is shown to display the future of video games, although it was released before Asteroids in 1978.
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