Apparently, SpikeTV aired its first Video Game Awards show last week. Does anyone have this on tape or Tivo? I have a horrific urge to see it. After all, I am an American male between the ages of 18 and 34, and therefore am a part of SpikeTV’s target demographic. Pardon me while I curl into the fetal position and weep for a while.

The Hollywood-style award ceremony is yet another step in the game industry’s weird obsession with becoming an exact copy of the film industry, a desire I’ve never quite understood. Of course, comparing the VGAs to movie awards like the Oscars is fallacious, since the former were determined by an online poll, which gives them somewhat less credibility than the People’s Choice Awards. It also explains how the widely-panned Enter the Matrix won the award for Best Game Based on a Movie.