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Neil Patrick Harris: Reason Enough To Watch The VGAs

Here's a general rule of thumb: Neil Patrick Harris is cool. It's just the way things are.

So maybe the fact that Harris is hosting this year's Video Game Awards on Spike TV will be enough to entice you to watch. It's freakin' Doogie hosting the VMAs. It's just so grand. On top of which, the show will also welcome big names like Danny Devito, Kaitlin Olson, and Rob McElhenney of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" fame; it's a solid complement to Harris, who has starred in another sitcom, "How I Met Your Mother." Also, expect to see director Guillermo Del Toro, Nathan Fillion, Chris Hemsworth, Tony Hawk, and more. You can bet that when Fillion takes the stage - for whatever reason he's there - you'll hear the crowd spontaneously burst into chants of "Drake, Drake, Drake!" Just a guess. It isn't that Mark Wahlberg is a bad actor or even a bad choice but the entire world seems to know that Fillion was born to be the "Uncharted" hero.

But anyway, the point is that Neil Patrick Harris is the host, and that works out just fine. Maybe while he's there, he can sign a few more voiceover gigs for games...just make sure to pick better ones this time around, Neil. The VGAs are coming up this weekend on December 11.

Tags: spike vga, video game awards, neil patrick harris

12/6/2010 9:26:14 PM Ben Dutka

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jlch777
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 9:43:29 PM
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That is... wait for it...Aweeeesomeee!!!

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Shams
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 12:31:34 AM

Awesome, maybe, in the same sense as Chuck Norris...but, of course, not nearly in the same magnitude.

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Orvisman
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 8:57:37 AM

Actually, its LEGEND ... wait for it... DARY!

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dkmrules
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 9:46:17 PM
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Yeah this is pretty cool, as is how i met your mother. Who is gonna watch?!?!?!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 9:58:18 PM

I have trouble believing him as a heterosexual male.

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dkmrules
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 9:59:55 PM

Thats true, that show changed for me when i found out he was gay.... but I still like it nonetheless

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:21:50 PM

"Not that there's anything wrong with that."

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 11:37:39 PM

i stopped watching how i met your mother, because it is the most drawn out bull crap show ever.

well maybe not ever, but it's still pretty crappy.

they never get anywhere in terms of plot development, i mean i know it's a sitcom, but it's *supposed* to have a sort of overall storyline......

all they do is keep recycling plot elements (as with other sitcoms of course, but as i said, HIMYM is supposed to have a story). too much of the same old IMO

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 1:07:05 AM

yah, the show is lame.

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PAKINIPS
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 5:39:06 AM

What the hell? Himym is one of the best programmes on tv ATM.
Must be better for the English ....

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Jawknee
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 9:51:45 PM
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Funny to think of what celebrities are gamers and which prefer which console. Never cared for Neil much but he was pretty funny in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.

FYI, there's a new PS3 and GT5 update. Seems they just went live.

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dkmrules
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:02:40 PM

Did it fix the crappy shadows?

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frylock25
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:16:47 PM

i hear that there is a 3rd harold and kumar movie coming out.

ps3 update v3.55 is just a security update. it seems people have hacked the 3.5 update.

my internet will not work right now as my service provider is f'n retarded and they dont know what their problem is. curious as to what the gt5 update is.

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Milonakis
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:23:38 PM

unlikely as kumar is now a part of the presidents cabinet. No joke, that's why he quit house.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:35:29 PM

Nope, the crappy shadows are still existent. Hopefully they will be fixed soon. Not sure what the GT5 update was for. A patch for the online component perhaps?

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frylock25
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:59:34 PM

from what i know it is still comin out next year and is called a very harold and kumar christmas.

"Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner buds Harold Lee and Kumar Patel cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree."

i know he works for obama but it might still happen as most of the details are from july. i could be wrong. also neil is signed on for the 3rd movie.

edit: Kal Penn has officially left his job with the White House as of June 1, 2010 to reprise his role as Kumar in the third Harold & Kumar installment. The film is currently being filmed with an expected release date in the 2011 holiday season.

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MadKatBebop
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 6:22:42 PM

Harold & Kumar FTW!!!! I love those movies, can't wait for the third.

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Temjin001
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 9:57:22 PM
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The only VGA awards I remember was the one win Oblivion beat out Gears. That was pretty cool.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 9:57:38 PM
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He wasn't cool until Harold and Kumar.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:00:03 PM

Or funny.

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BTNwarrior
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:25:43 PM

watch dr horrible, it is by far his best work

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BikerSaint
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:04:40 PM
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I never cared much for NPH, in either Doogie or in Meeting your Mother.

As for Nathan Fillion,
just let me say this about that...

DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE,
DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE, DRAKE!


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CH1N00K
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:11:37 PM
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I would watch it if they brought out Fillion, and Wahlberg together just to see the reaction of the crowd...

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PAKINIPS
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 11:36:26 AM

Wouldn't you feel just a teeeeensy bit sorry for wahlberg?

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 11:59:07 AM

yeah, a little..I've got nothing against the guy, I just don't see him as Nathan Drake...Maybe Neil Patrick could hold an Nathan Drake audition and let Fillion and Walhberg have a no holds barred match for the role...hmm..then I'd do pay per view to watch VGA's... ah what the hell throw in the warm up fight as Angelina Jolie fighting Megan Fox for the role of the next Lara Croft...and you've got a license to print money!



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Deleted User
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:14:11 PM
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Sorry, I'll be watching UFC 124 instead. The VGAs are garbage.

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xnonsuchx
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 9:32:30 PM

UFC??? You need to watch something FAR more gay than the VGAs or NPH could ever be? ;-)

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akmdpc
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:16:52 PM
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I don't know what the hell the producers of the Uncharted movie are doing. I read this quote by David O. Russell (writer and director) the other day.

"This idea really turns me on that there's a family that's a force to be reckoned with in the world of international art and antiquities ... [a family] that deals with heads of state and heads of museums and metes out justice ... We'll have the family dynamic, which we've done in a couple of movies now. And then you take that and put it on the bigger, more muscular stage of an international action picture, but also put all the character stuff in it. That's a really cool idea to me."

Naughty Dog needs to either step in and force them to get Fillion or put the kabosh on the whole thing.

LISTEN TO YOUR FANS!!!!!! (and make a sequel to Serenity)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:20:50 PM

I hate the whole family thing, first off Drake has buddies not a family, second off the family angle is what ruins disaster movies (a la War of the Worlds)

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chedison
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 12:33:34 AM

War of the Worlds is not a good example for family element ruining movies. But I do agree, where did they come up with the idea of having a family in the movie? From their hat of generic ploys to pull in the everyday crowd?

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 1:06:01 AM

I read this too, and how stupid are they? Call it Uncharted, but if they want to do this, drop the 'Drake's Fortune' moniker. And bloody stupid...

Also, hang the Serenity sequel, go back to making Firefly (Of course, the prequel series to Serenity). That show was seven shades of awesome.
Peace.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 1:09:46 AM

I agree that bringing Drake's family (which we hear diddly squat about in the games) is not the brightest of ideas. It certainly shows that they may just be taking the basic plot of UC and... "Hollywoodizing" it, if you will. Come on Naughty Dog. Step on the brake or pull in the reins. They don't know how to handle Uncharted!

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GuyverLT
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 11:27:41 AM

It's hard to say if this will be actually good or not with direction it's taking but considering Hollywood's track record when it comes to video-game to film adaptation all I got to say to you UC fans is please don't get your hopes up or hold your breath; remember fellas it's HOLLYWOOD.

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Alienange
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:16:55 PM
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Can't get away from drunk divas I guess.

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Milonakis
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:24:13 PM
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I love doogie. Plus if danny devito is on I'm gonna have to dvr this thing.

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AntDC
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:28:50 PM
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You could have the coolest man on the planet host the VGAs and they'd still be the most out of touch awards show out there.

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booze925
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:32:48 PM
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looks like the VGA's just got a little more gay

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LittleBigMidget
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 10:56:00 PM
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Meh, I could care less about the VGAs, I'll only be watching for the gameplay premiers and revealings.

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cLoudou
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 11:01:14 PM
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Unless he's there to promote a Doogie Howser movie it won't make me want to watch it any more or less

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sunspider13
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 11:09:17 PM
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Well I guess I'll DVR it now.

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BikerSaint
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 11:15:06 PM
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Off topic for a second...

Here's some great news concerning all our Australian gamers brethren out there....


AU R18+ Rating is a Go

Australian gamers concerned that recent elections and the relative silence of politicians on the issue, will be happy to hear that there is light at the end of the tunnel for the R18+ rating.

According to News.com.au by way of Joystiq and Gamspot, Australia's federal cabinet has approved the R18+ rating.

This means that games that might usually be banned from the Australian games market will now be available and will avoid having to be edited and then resubmitted for reclassification.

Read the whole article here....

http://gamepolitics.com/2010/12/06/au-r18-rating-go

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STAY3R
Monday, December 06, 2010 @ 11:48:08 PM
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it will gonna be legend --- wait 4 it-----dary

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H8WL3R
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 12:02:42 AM
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I don't recall ever watching any of the VGA in the past x amount of years. I've been kind of interested in this one, although with NPH hosting I'll probably be more likely to check it out.

Although mostly not gaming I did watch the Scream 2010 Awards (hmmm, was there a gaming catagory?).

Later.

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Dreno
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 12:57:20 AM
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I only got 1 thing to say to this.

STARSHIP EFFIN TROOPERS!

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 1:04:59 AM
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Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever watched the VGAs before. Sounds like it'll be a pretty juicey one this year and something I wouldn't want to miss! I honestly haven't seen anything of Fillion (not a movie person) and this'll be a great oppurtunity to see possibly just how badly Hollywood possibly screwed up the casting of UC.
I have no doubt that the moment everyone calls for him to be Drake, if he's as fitting as everyone on this site says, then I'll be calling with them! :)

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 1:09:30 AM
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I would... but as far as I know, they aren't broadcast here. Now, just imagine if Mark Wahlberg walks on stage to get it into everyone's heads that he is playing Drake, then the producers walk on, followed by Fillion, tell Wahlberg that he's fired and announcing Fillion as his replacement. Nerdgasms would reverberate across the world.
Peace.

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Zorigo
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 2:35:00 AM
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please at least make a suit up joke.

or, have you met ted? :D

this guy is awesome, so wooo. ill see if i have time to watch. probs just check highlights.

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Corak
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 3:46:58 AM
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ah.. doctor horrible i should have known!

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Mamills
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 7:58:33 AM
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screw the VGA's. have anyone even seen their award categories? and where the fu** is Gran turismo in the nominee's list?

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 8:53:04 AM
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Uhhhhh, who's Neil Patrick Harris?

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Kiryu
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 9:07:53 AM
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I seriously hope he gives some award to Quantic Dream.They seriously deserve it.They went beyond and made a masterpiece!

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 9:08:01 AM
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Don't care for him one bit.

Will still watch the show however.

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SirLoin of Beef
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 10:42:34 AM
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The only thing I think of when I think of NPH is Starship Troopers and the way he callously sent Rasczak's Roughnecks to P, even though he had a feeling it was a one-way mission.

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MadKatBebop
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 6:24:05 PM

Lol, I thought I was the only one.

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Wissam
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 1:00:00 PM
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I want to see uncharted 3 at VGA. that's what I want.

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Danny007
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 3:09:26 PM
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I'm just glad they have a host this year. If you don't remember, last year Spike's VGA's went without a host. I thought it was lame.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 6:54:05 PM
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Who is this guy?

Pardon me, I just don't care for TV, TV is way inferior to anything and everything these days. Unless it's sports or the History Channel.

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