The Video Game Awards are a high-profile event, but trade mainstream exposure for a production some gamers find cheaply stereotypical. That bargain still hasn't conclusively paid off; overall ratings declined for a third straight year, but gained in some demographics.
Last year's installment of Spike's Video Game Awards didn't have a specific host. That's okay, because this year's are being hosted by a man with enough talent for two award shows.
Neil Patrick Harris, the man behind Dr. Horrible and How I Met Your Mother's Barney Stinson, will be the voice of one of the four different Spider-Men in Activision's upcoming Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, according to the publisher.