The Spike Video Game Awards, this year called VGX probably because it's so extreme, will be co-hosted by Joel McHale, the lovably sarcastic guy from Community and The Soup. He's not entirely new to the gaming circuit, having hosted Ubisoft's E3 press conference in 2009 and starred in Nintendo's pointedly viral 3DS ad last year.

McHale joins Geoff Keighley on stage for a barrage of new game trailers and announcements, starting at 6PM ET on Spike TV and across a number of streaming services, including Steam. We'll be liveblogging the entire show and posting the news as it breaks, so think of us as another group of co-hosts. Less famous, silent, but still really cool co-hosts.
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JOEL MCHALE TO HOST VGX LIVE STREAM

Ready for the weekend binge? Star of "Community," Host of "The Soup" and gamer Joel McHale is confirmed as host for the VGX live stream along with co-host Geoff Keighley Saturday, December 7, on vgxlive.com.

VGX (#VGX) is an all-day gaming experience and the next generation of Spike TV's "Video Game Awards" franchise. With the potential to reach over 100 million households across all screens and gaming devices worldwide-including Xbox One, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 (PS3™), Twitch, iOS and Android devices, and available globally on VGXLIVE.com, Hulu, Yahoo Screen, the Yahoo Screen app, Steam and Viacom Media Networks properties Spike.com, ComedyCentral.com, MTV.com, MTV2.com, BET.com and GameTrailers.com-it will be the most widely distributed live gaming event of all time. VGX will continue the Video Game Awards' legacy of showcasing world-premiere game trailers, but will now offer extended demos of next-gen games, 1-on-1 interviews, and an unrivaled interactive experience through exclusive social-media partner Twitter. The VGX-Twitter partnership will give viewers a direct impact on the stream by allowing them to vote on show order, unlock additional content, and participate in live Twitter-powered Q&A interviews with talent and developers.

VGX streaming begins Saturday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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