Neil Patrick Harris to host VGAs

Monday, 6th December 2010 18:02 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Spike’s announced actor Neil Patrick Harris will host this weekend’s Video Game Awards.

The actor is most known for playing the role Barney in How I Met Your Mother.

This WSJ reports also states there will be 13 premieres at the show, three more then organiser Geoff Keighley had previously said.

Keighley tweeted a while ago that Thor: God of Thunder would be revealed at the show by the actor of the character in the upcoming movie, Chris Hemsworth.

The VGAs take place this Saturday. It’s going to be legen, wait for it…



  1. Johnny Cullen


    #1 4 years ago
  2. Crysis

    @1, I WANTED TO SAY THAT! :’(
    But yes indeed, this is going to be Legen wait for it…

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Crysis

    …dary, LEGENDARY!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    He plays Hector Hammond in the Green Lantern movie, right?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Crysis

    @4, Not sure, but he plays Spidey’s voice in Shattered Dimensions, i think, infact he’s done several voice overs.
    Haven’t actually seen Shattered Dimension in any game retailer.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Michael O’Connor

    It’s still going to be shit.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Hunam

    Doogie mother fucking Howser.

    He’s also in Starship troopers.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Moonwalker1982

    @ 6

    You think so?

    I mean, aren’t they gonna be revealing like 10 surprise games?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Hunam

    The game reveals are always cool to be honest, the awards, bleh, no one cares about games industry awards.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. osric90

    @9 Someday they will, as games are superior to movies in some cases (and I’m a movie industry artist so you see I really mean this).

    Hopefully next year’s VGAs will be hosted by Harold and Kumar, hahaha.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. alimokrane

    The LEGEND will be LE GEN DARY!!!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. unacomn

    I wonder if Doctor Horrible will make a cameo.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. kupocake

    @8 The game reveals are usually minuscule, but the actual Spike awards are the worst thing imaginable for the face of gaming. How does this bullshit carry on? By giving talentless B-list tit flashers like Megan Fox accolades for daring to come near a computer game, and by having categories literally of the form ‘Best X SPONSORED BY DEW!’. It’s a view of the games industry that perpetuates less the view that it’s for kids or nerds, more that it’s for 17 year old proto-dropouts with suspicious stains on their tracksuit bottoms.

    Still, it’s better than the Baftas. The industry may think it’s getting a good deal, but film just wants to annex gaming and put it in the same vegetative state as animation.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. pukem0n

    any way to watch this outside of the US?
    awards are shit from what ive heard but still, its barney

    #14 4 years ago
  15. keyvan812

    …of the fall , legend of the fall :D

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @14 i think not.

    I want to watch this piece of turd just for VGA world premieres… ;(

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Anders

    The Twitter link and the WSJ link both links to Keighleys tweet.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Bloodyghost

    Now this is great! Neil is the best.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. theevilaires

    Thats Dougie Howser. Who the hell is Barney? Anyway who cares. I hope everyone realizes how much of a joke this award so is this year and never does it again. Have an award ceremony during E3 like on the last day so the fun doesn’t stop until the end of E3 rather than at the end of SONY’s conference.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Anders

    I didn’t understand anything of the third sentence in your comment.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Bloodyghost

    @20 Has a point. Terrific Rant @19

    #21 4 years ago
  22. TraceableX

    RE6…I hope.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Alakratt


    And we all know what the PH stands for…



    #23 4 years ago
  24. OrbitMonkey

    Vg247 should host a alternative awards show. Here’s my suggestions.
    We’re going on a bug hunt award – FO New Vegas.
    Long time coming, wasn’t worth the wait award – GT5
    I made you a promise I was never going to keep award – Fable 3
    Nice face, shame about the gameplay award – FF13
    I used to be a contender award – MOH
    The law of diminishing returns in full effect award – Halo Reach

    #24 4 years ago
  25. theevilaires

    ^ It does. Blerk usually wins the best awards :P and people get to throw tomatoes at me :D

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Gekidami

    Just seen one of the nominations for best female voice actress over on Spike; “Emmanuelle Chriqui as the numbers lady”. Yeah, the chick in Black Ops who reads the numbers. What a joke, i wouldnt be surprised if she won to, Acti have a strange tendancy to always win big at the VGA’s…

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Isaaclarke37

    I truly like this guy, i don’t mind him hosting the event.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. onlineatron

    NPH is good…

    But the best part is the cast of ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA will be there!!!

    Really looking forward to it, will have to find a stream online for the UK. Last year someone was streaming it on Justin TV.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. onlineatron

    You realise he’s gay, right?

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Golden

    Will they be showing this on UK telly again this year? I think it was on 5 last crimbo

    #30 4 years ago
  31. AHA-Lambda

    apparently its us only this time
    so i’m going to be F5ing neogaf every minute come saturday

    #31 4 years ago

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