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Neil Patrick Harris is taking on the world of video games

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: Hey, the Academy Awards hosting gig went to James Franco and Anne Hathaway so what’s a guy with the mad award show hosting skills of Neil Patrick Harris to do?

He’s going to be hosting tonight’s 8th Annual Video Games Awards on Spike TV!

Neil won an Emmy for hosting the 2009 Tonys, and later that year hosted the Emmys.

But the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star has in the past hosted award shows for organizations near to his heart including the World of Magic Awards and LA’s Ovation Awards for local theater productions. He was also the host of the 2009 TV Land Awards.

According to ‘Entertainment Weekly,’ the show will feature 13 world premieres of games from 2011 and beyond. Confirmed so far: Batman: Arkham City, Resistance 3, and Thor: God of Thunder, as well as the next game from Studio of the Year nominee BioWare, the debut of Guillermo del Toro’s video game, and a special Gears of War announcement.

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