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.

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jlch777
jlch777
9 years ago

That is… wait for it…Aweeeesomeee!!!

Shams
Shams
9 years ago

Awesome, maybe, in the same sense as Chuck Norris…but, of course, not nearly in the same magnitude.

Orvisman
Orvisman
9 years ago

Actually, its LEGEND … wait for it… DARY!

dkmrules
dkmrules
9 years ago

Yeah this is pretty cool, as is how i met your mother. Who is gonna watch?!?!?!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I have trouble believing him as a heterosexual male.

dkmrules
dkmrules
9 years ago

Thats true, that show changed for me when i found out he was gay…. but I still like it nonetheless

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

"Not that there's anything wrong with that."

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
9 years ago

i stopped watching how i met your mother, because it is the most drawn out bull crap show ever.

well maybe not ever, but it's still pretty crappy.

they never get anywhere in terms of plot development, i mean i know it's a sitcom, but it's *supposed* to have a sort of overall storyline……

all they do is keep recycling plot elements (as with other sitcoms of course, but as i said, HIMYM is supposed to have a story). too much of the same old IMO

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

yah, the show is lame.

PAKINIPS
PAKINIPS
9 years ago

What the hell? Himym is one of the best programmes on tv ATM.
Must be better for the English ….

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Funny to think of what celebrities are gamers and which prefer which console. Never cared for Neil much but he was pretty funny in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.

FYI, there's a new PS3 and GT5 update. Seems they just went live.

dkmrules
dkmrules
9 years ago

Did it fix the crappy shadows?

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

i hear that there is a 3rd harold and kumar movie coming out.

ps3 update v3.55 is just a security update. it seems people have hacked the 3.5 update.

my internet will not work right now as my service provider is f'n retarded and they dont know what their problem is. curious as to what the gt5 update is.


Last edited by frylock25 on 12/6/2010 10:23:48 PM

Milonakis
Milonakis
9 years ago

unlikely as kumar is now a part of the presidents cabinet. No joke, that's why he quit house.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Nope, the crappy shadows are still existent. Hopefully they will be fixed soon. Not sure what the GT5 update was for. A patch for the online component perhaps?

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

from what i know it is still comin out next year and is called a very harold and kumar christmas.

"Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner buds Harold Lee and Kumar Patel cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree."

i know he works for obama but it might still happen as most of the details are from july. i could be wrong. also neil is signed on for the 3rd movie.

edit: Kal Penn has officially left his job with the White House as of June 1, 2010 to reprise his role as Kumar in the third Harold & Kumar installment. The film is currently being filmed with an expected release date in the 2011 holiday season.


Last edited by frylock25 on 12/6/2010 11:05:20 PM

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
9 years ago

Harold & Kumar FTW!!!! I love those movies, can't wait for the third.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

The only VGA awards I remember was the one win Oblivion beat out Gears. That was pretty cool.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

He wasn't cool until Harold and Kumar.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Or funny.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
9 years ago

watch dr horrible, it is by far his best work

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I never cared much for NPH, in either Doogie or in Meeting your Mother.

As for Nathan Fillion,
just let me say this about that…

DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE,
DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE!


Last edited by BikerSaint on 12/6/2010 10:05:41 PM

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
9 years ago

I would watch it if they brought out Fillion, and Wahlberg together just to see the reaction of the crowd…

PAKINIPS
PAKINIPS
9 years ago

Wouldn't you feel just a teeeeensy bit sorry for wahlberg?

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
9 years ago

yeah, a little..I've got nothing against the guy, I just don't see him as Nathan Drake…Maybe Neil Patrick could hold an Nathan Drake audition and let Fillion and Walhberg have a no holds barred match for the role…hmm..then I'd do pay per view to watch VGA's… ah what the hell throw in the warm up fight as Angelina Jolie fighting Megan Fox for the role of the next Lara Croft…and you've got a license to print money!


Last edited by CH1N00K on 12/7/2010 12:02:27 PM

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

Sorry, I'll be watching UFC 124 instead. The VGAs are garbage.

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
9 years ago

UFC??? You need to watch something FAR more gay than the VGAs or NPH could ever be? 😉

akmdpc
akmdpc
9 years ago

I don't know what the hell the producers of the Uncharted movie are doing. I read this quote by David O. Russell (writer and director) the other day.

"This idea really turns me on that there's a family that's a force to be reckoned with in the world of international art and antiquities … [a family] that deals with heads of state and heads of museums and metes out justice … We'll have the family dynamic, which we've done in a couple of movies now. And then you take that and put it on the bigger, more muscular stage of an international action picture, but also put all the character stuff in it. That's a really cool idea to me."

Naughty Dog needs to either step in and force them to get Fillion or put the kabosh on the whole thing.

LISTEN TO YOUR FANS!!!!!! (and make a sequel to Serenity)

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I hate the whole family thing, first off Drake has buddies not a family, second off the family angle is what ruins disaster movies (a la War of the Worlds)

chedison
chedison
9 years ago

War of the Worlds is not a good example for family element ruining movies. But I do agree, where did they come up with the idea of having a family in the movie? From their hat of generic ploys to pull in the everyday crowd?

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

I read this too, and how stupid are they? Call it Uncharted, but if they want to do this, drop the 'Drake's Fortune' moniker. And bloody stupid…

Also, hang the Serenity sequel, go back to making Firefly (Of course, the prequel series to Serenity). That show was seven shades of awesome.
Peace.

Gamer Girl Gemo
Gamer Girl Gemo
9 years ago

I agree that bringing Drake's family (which we hear diddly squat about in the games) is not the brightest of ideas. It certainly shows that they may just be taking the basic plot of UC and… "Hollywoodizing" it, if you will. Come on Naughty Dog. Step on the brake or pull in the reins. They don't know how to handle Uncharted!

GuyverLT
GuyverLT
9 years ago

It's hard to say if this will be actually good or not with direction it's taking but considering Hollywood's track record when it comes to video-game to film adaptation all I got to say to you UC fans is please don't get your hopes up or hold your breath; remember fellas it's HOLLYWOOD.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

Can't get away from drunk divas I guess.

Milonakis
Milonakis
9 years ago

I love doogie. Plus if danny devito is on I'm gonna have to dvr this thing.

AntDC
AntDC
9 years ago

You could have the coolest man on the planet host the VGAs and they'd still be the most out of touch awards show out there.

booze925
booze925
9 years ago

looks like the VGA's just got a little more gay

LittleBigMidget
LittleBigMidget
9 years ago

Meh, I could care less about the VGAs, I'll only be watching for the gameplay premiers and revealings.

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

Unless he's there to promote a Doogie Howser movie it won't make me want to watch it any more or less


Last edited by cLoudou on 12/6/2010 11:02:20 PM

sunspider13
sunspider13
9 years ago

Well I guess I'll DVR it now.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Off topic for a second…

Here's some great news concerning all our Australian gamers brethren out there….

AU R18+ Rating is a Go

Australian gamers concerned that recent elections and the relative silence of politicians on the issue, will be happy to hear that there is light at the end of the tunnel for the R18+ rating.

According to News.com.au by way of Joystiq and Gamspot, Australia's federal cabinet has approved the R18+ rating.

This means that games that might usually be banned from the Australian games market will now be available and will avoid having to be edited and then resubmitted for reclassification.

Read the whole article here….

http://gamepolitics.com/2010/12/06/au-r18-rating-go

STAY3R
STAY3R
9 years ago

it will gonna be legend — wait 4 it—–dary

H8WL3R
H8WL3R
9 years ago

I don't recall ever watching any of the VGA in the past x amount of years. I've been kind of interested in this one, although with NPH hosting I'll probably be more likely to check it out.

Although mostly not gaming I did watch the Scream 2010 Awards (hmmm, was there a gaming catagory?).

Later.


Last edited by H8WL3R on 12/7/2010 12:09:21 AM

Dreno
Dreno
9 years ago

I only got 1 thing to say to this.

STARSHIP EFFIN TROOPERS!

Gamer Girl Gemo
Gamer Girl Gemo
9 years ago

Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever watched the VGAs before. Sounds like it'll be a pretty juicey one this year and something I wouldn't want to miss! I honestly haven't seen anything of Fillion (not a movie person) and this'll be a great oppurtunity to see possibly just how badly Hollywood possibly screwed up the casting of UC.
I have no doubt that the moment everyone calls for him to be Drake, if he's as fitting as everyone on this site says, then I'll be calling with them! 🙂

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

I would… but as far as I know, they aren't broadcast here. Now, just imagine if Mark Wahlberg walks on stage to get it into everyone's heads that he is playing Drake, then the producers walk on, followed by Fillion, tell Wahlberg that he's fired and announcing Fillion as his replacement. Nerdgasms would reverberate across the world.
Peace.

Zorigo
Zorigo
9 years ago

please at least make a suit up joke.

or, have you met ted? 😀

this guy is awesome, so wooo. ill see if i have time to watch. probs just check highlights.

Corak
Corak
9 years ago

ah.. doctor horrible i should have known!

Mamills
Mamills
9 years ago

screw the VGA's. have anyone even seen their award categories? and where the fu** is Gran turismo in the nominee's list?

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Uhhhhh, who's Neil Patrick Harris?