Neil Patrick Harris is Hosting the VGAs

The Oscars are in March. We knew before today who would be hosting. The Spike VGAs are on Saturday, and we found out this afternoon who would be hosting. I think that says more about this event than could any original thought I might have about it.

But, yeah, the VGAs have a host in the form of Hip Choice to Do Stuff Neil Patrick Harris. The guy hosted the Tonys and the Emmys last year, and now he’s slumping it hardcore to host Saturday’s thing. I have no strong feelings about this choice, but I’d guess most gamers, who latch on to something forever if they like it for five minutes, will very much enjoy having NPH on the show.

Oh, and in bigger VGA news: the cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is expected to show up in some capacity. This is strange, considering that show is on a rival cable net and has nothing at all to do with video games, so there’s not much of an upside to having them. You do what you gotta do for a few extra eyeballs, I guess?

Last thing: My Chemical Romance will play a song on the show. I had forgotten they exist.

All right. So can we all agree that none of use are going to be watching this show for the awards themselves? It’s all about the talent and the game teases. Remember: Mass Effect probably, Gears something, Resident Evil who the hell knows, Uncharted 3 hopefully.

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