Here's a general rule of thumb: Neil Patrick Harris is cool. It's just the way things are.
So maybe the fact that Harris is hosting this year's Video Game Awards on Spike TV will be enough to entice you to watch. It's freakin' Doogie hosting the VMAs. It's just so grand. On top of which, the show will also welcome big names like Danny Devito, Kaitlin Olson, and Rob McElhenney of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" fame; it's a solid complement to Harris, who has starred in another sitcom, "How I Met Your Mother." Also, expect to see director Guillermo Del Toro, Nathan Fillion, Chris Hemsworth, Tony Hawk, and more. You can bet that when Fillion takes the stage – for whatever reason he's there – you'll hear the crowd spontaneously burst into chants of "Drake, Drake, Drake!" Just a guess. It isn't that Mark Wahlberg is a bad actor or even a bad choice but the entire world seems to know that Fillion was born to be the "Uncharted" hero.
But anyway, the point is that Neil Patrick Harris is the host, and that works out just fine. Maybe while he's there, he can sign a few more voiceover gigs for games…just make sure to pick better ones this time around, Neil. The VGAs are coming up this weekend on December 11.