Xbox Users Set to Play With Unique Awards Show Component – ‘Samuel L. Jackson Mode’

The king of U.S. reality TV, Mark Burnett, has added a royale-with-cheese-like element to tonight’s live broadcast on Spike TV of the 10th anniversary edition of the Video Game Awards (6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET). Per an article in Variety by Marc Graser:

Through Xbox Live, viewers will choose which weapons from various video games that host Samuel L.Jackson will appear with onstage, or the video games they want to see him integrated into via what’s being dubbed “Sam Jackson Mode.”

Should be a fun night. The VGA acting categories, delightfully known as Best Performance by a Human Male and Best Performance by a Human Female, feature four nominees as opposed to the usual, standard Oscars five. Among the latter group Emma Stone for her voice work as Amanda Cartwright in Sleeping Dogs.

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.