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Walk of Game: Lame

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Oluseyi

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The 2005 Walk of Game (Game Walk of Fame, geddit? ugh) induction ceremony was advertised as running at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, so I scrambled and got over there a couple minutes over.

Shoulda never bothered.

Basically, what we got was a video of a previously recorded "ceremony," hosted by G4's X-Play host, Adam Sessler - because the image of ourselves that we need to put out there is of self-deprecatingly emasculated nerdiness, of course - presenting awards to Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Halo, Shigeru Miyamoto, Nolan Bushnell and Link. I got there just before the Mario presentation, and I left about a minute and a half into the Miyamoto, which occured immediately afterward. Mario "accepted" the honor and "delivered" an acceptance speech in the now-thoroughly-tired animated-character-as-real meme. That his voice is painful to listen to doesn't help at all.

Miyamoto wasn't even at the ceremony, whenever it was taped. Instead, the "US Localization Producer" or something - basically, his translator - accepted the award on his behalf. I left before the rambling got insipid.
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I just want to rectify this and state that this was a live event, and I have the full coverage here

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Yeah, turns out the live event was on the second floor - which I would have had access to, what with both my press and exhibitor passes.

That said, Adam Sessler + no Miyamoto + annoying Mario voice + gimmicky game character/title awards → meh.

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