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4Chan Holds Their Second Vidya Gaem Awards

4Chan Holds Their Second Vidya Gaem Awards
Do you ever get the feeling all video game news is paid off? While we at Gamers Heroes always tell it how it is (our Dead Space 3 review proves that), the folks over at 4Chan’s /v/ board take brutal honesty to a whole new level. Dissatisfied with Spike TV’s ad-infused Video Game Awards, they have returned once again to make their own award ceremony: The 2012 /V/idya Gaem Awards.

Created in collaboration with the Website Gather Your Party, the second annual /V/idya Gaem Awards (/V/GA’s) trades political correctness and product placement in for brutal honesty and crude jokes. Samuel Jackson may not make an appearance, but the “Reddit Award” (for most hated fanbase) and “Kotick Award” (for crimes against gaming) most certainly do.

The two-hour ordeal is also peppered with skits regarding DmC: Devil May Cry’s “Shakespearian” roots, the My Little Pony fanbase, and plenty of Mountain Dew and Doritos. Not every joke hits its mark, but the whole neo-80s presentation has a level of polish much higher than the iJustine’s and PewDiePie’s of the world (which also make the list in the “Slender Award” for most hated vidya-related YouTube personalities).

Casey Scheld

Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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