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I've been a fan of Extra Credits for a long time now. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Extra Credits is a miniseries for The Escapist magazine created by Daniel Floyd, James Portnow and Alison Theus, as a kind of more intellectual, impartial and analytical (but still funny) counterpart to the likes of Zero Punctuation. This week, the Extra Credits team is talking about award shows for games; using the Spike VGA's as (obviously) a negative example, they feel that the gaming industry needs an awards show with Oscar-like prestige in order to make game developers release "Oscar bait" games, taking risks they otherwise wouldn't with nothing on the line. You may not always agree with what they say, but there's no denying that it's extremely well written, thought-provoking and actually quite funny.

Have a look at this week's episode here!

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