If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny

Today, the nominees for the annual Spike TV VGA Awards were announced. It is a God-given right for people to bitch endlessly about awards shows, and so the moment the nominees were announced, a huge number of people jumped on twitter to joke, complain, and generally carry on about them.

(For example: The outrageous snub of The Witcher 2 in the Best RPG category. I am outraged!)

(No seriously, I am outraged.)

Shortly after the announcement, the #RejectedVGACategories hashtag got going, and the results were outstanding. Some were funny, several were mean, and many were insightful. Some actually offered categories that I'd love to see in real life! I compiled a bunch of the best, funniest, and weirdest ones here.

The hashtag is still going, so there are doubtless already a bunch more good ones. If you'd like to go cast votes on the VGA Awards website, you can do so, though the VGA Advisory Council (upon which I should mention both Brian Crecente and Stephen Totilo sit) still chooses the winners. Seeing as how they aren't accepting write-in nominees, I think I'll just go replay The Witcher 2 and quietly cry instead.


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If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny


Werezompire prompts a rueful chuckle.

If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny


Morbidorable thinks we should give the Bronies some more attention. Fair enough, they are an ever-growing contingent, after all.

If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny


Aww, Breterbies makes me sad about the 3DS library all over again.

If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny


Jonny_Wags keeps it real.

If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny


Hmm, no idea which game IndieScent might be referring to.

If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny


Ivan2294 submits a potential comments-section bloodbath.

If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny


AKvltGhost makes me laugh and wish I could actually vote on this one.

If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny


Hell, PontiusPyrite's category could become a tradition. Unfortunately.

If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny


Not all of the tweets were outlandish. I like EdibleToaster's idea, though Skyrim would totally win in a walk.

If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny


ETPC1's suggestion would actually be difficult to decide. Maybe Crysis 2? I think that may have happened more than once in that game, even.

If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny


Matthew Burns, aka MrWasteland, never fails to disappoint. This is actually a valid one, in a weird sort of way.

If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny


isaackarth raises another one that would be fun to see at a more granular VGAs. Maybe the ICO re-release would win this one… it sure as hell wouldn't be Dead Island.

If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny


With my favorite "real" suggestion, AttObl suggests "Best Love Interest." Which is getting a bit into MTV's Movie Awards territory, but hey, this ain't the Oscars. Anyway, who would win this one? I'm genuinely curious.

If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny


jaypullman suggests "Least Boring Load Screens," and gets me thinking—will any game have better loading screens than Bayonetta? I'm hard-pressed to think of one, no matter how fun it is to ogle Skyrim's various weapons and character models.

If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny


Two words, AdamUltraberg: Arkham City.

If Only There Were Actually Video Game Awards This Funny


I have no idea why, but dehamunise's suggestion made me laugh the hardest.