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Old 07-14-2013, 01:53 PM
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I haven't watched the Game Grumps Zelda videos, but calling him a "voice of authority" sounds like trying to make a bigger deal out of his inexperience than it actually is. He's just a person sharing his thoughts based on whatever games he has played, and aren't there are a lot of Zelda games besides Zelda 1 to base that opinion on?
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:59 PM
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For what it's worth, I find a boss that kills me fifty times more fun than a boss that is basically incapable of killing me even once, like 90% of the bosses in Symphony are.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:00 PM
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For what it's worth, I find a boss that kills me fifty times more fun than a boss that is basically incapable of killing me even once, like 90% of the bosses in Symphony are.
But then you start up Richter mode, and...
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:54 PM
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Oh dear god what just happened on this Zelda video? At one point they had maxed out the money, but then instead of buying the blue ring, which they apparently know about, they went to level two. Then they stated the new video and they apparently had blown a bunch of money on medicine and bombs (still no ring). In the video he uses the medicine once, then dies. Then he uses the continues, uses the medicine to refill his life, then goes and buys red medicine, and then for some reason goes back to buy blue medicine, and now he has like 20 rupees. I have no idea what is going on in this game, but it's hurting me.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:34 PM
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I think the best thing to come from Jon's departure is that now I know about Ninja Sex Party.

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Old 07-18-2013, 02:13 PM
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Stop what you're doing and watch this right now

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Old 07-18-2013, 03:15 PM
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Just watched that episode. Arin's voices made me crack up within the first minute.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:15 PM
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:28 PM
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It felt like something I'd hear from a bunch of stoned college students where one guy just says something profane and everybody laughs so hard so he just keeps laying on more and more toilet humor.

I watched that whole vid waiting for them to progress beyond that point, and it never happened. Maybe I'm just too old; I knew a guy like that ten years ago and thought he was the best comedian in the world, too.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:57 PM
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I was chuckling pretty heavily throughout. I've been linked to one too many of the style of videos Arin was mocking.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:05 AM
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What got me was pretty much any time Arin said:

"...bitch"
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:37 AM
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It felt like something I'd hear from a bunch of stoned college students where one guy just says something profane and everybody laughs so hard so he just keeps laying on more and more toilet humor.

I watched that whole vid waiting for them to progress beyond that point, and it never happened. Maybe I'm just too old; I knew a guy like that ten years ago and thought he was the best comedian in the world, too.
The gag was that Arin was mocking people who--

oh, never mind.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:42 AM
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The gag was that Arin was mocking people who--

oh, never mind.
Clearly, brickroad, you don't understand this type of humor because you're a giant poopy butt dick who farts out explosive diarrhea nuggets.

...bitch
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:17 PM
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That was great. It almost makes me want to watch whatever terrible video inspired it.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:46 PM
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That was great. It almost makes me want to watch whatever terrible video inspired it.
Supposedly, it was this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywokdc8Am68
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:58 PM
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Wow, AVGN is totally ripping off that guy's act!!
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:58 PM
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♫He's new
He's crude
He's got an attitude♫

*close window*
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Old 07-20-2013, 04:46 AM
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The gag was that Arin was mocking people who--

oh, never mind.
So it's inside YouTube subculture humor that I don't get?


In the meantime, I'm getting a kick out of the Steam Train playthrough of Hotline Miami. See, the comedy is a little silly, but it's actually relevant to what's on the screen and not largely a decoration.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:03 PM
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Is it just me or have they tweaked the Steam Train theme like every episode?
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:51 PM
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So it's inside YouTube subculture humor that I don't get?
Not sure there's that much to get really, it's just a straight send-up of all those horrible faux-angry game reviewers that sprang up in the wake of the AVGN, all running off the principle that an extremely limited vocabulary revolving mostly around shit and dicks = comedy gold.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:10 PM
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:47 AM
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The whole Ducktales debacle (particularly the Quick Look video) kind of drove home why I like Game Grumps. As snarky as the grumps are, they don't set out to just bash games for no reason. They're just dudes trying to have fun. A lot of these types of videos try and take on the role of critic, whose job it is to find flaws, but you shouldn't do that while also being a snarky silly person.

Like, the Grumps will play something thoroughly mediocre like A Bug's Life or Glover, and make fun of it, but they'll also say when they're having fun. They'll start out Goof Troop, and make fun of it, but then have a blast, and say as much. Their only goal is to entertain, and they succeed by being earnest and honest.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:10 AM
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The whole Ducktales debacle (particularly the Quick Look video) kind of drove home why I like Game Grumps. As snarky as the grumps are, they don't set out to just bash games for no reason. They're just dudes trying to have fun. A lot of these types of videos try and take on the role of critic, whose job it is to find flaws, but you shouldn't do that while also being a snarky silly person.
Oh man, Giant Bomb vs. Game Grumps? I think Game Grumps is pretty okay, I'm not opposed to watching it when I have nothing else. It's sometimes funny and 50% of all the videos is just someone laughing out loud.

But Giant Bomb does not set out to merely bash a game from the outset (except maybe in certain cases when the quality is worn on its sleeve), and Ducktales Remastered is not one of those situations. Just like many Quick Looks, the game was experienced fresh, with Jeff being a person who doesn't give a shit about Ducktales, while Brad and Vinny had some limited nostalgia for the property that hadn't manifested in years. Unless it's a game they've been actively following, that's just how most of these QL's go. If you're going to Giant Bomb expecting a dry list of information about a game, then it's just not the place for you and most of its audience seems quite aware of this.

Jeff also seems quite aware of this as well, stating that the average visitor will instead both watch the videos and listen to the podcast, allowing a fuller picture of a game that's still short of a full review. I mean heck, it's a running joke that at the end of a Quick Look, they have to look up how much the game costs. Personally, that kind of laid-back attitude just fills me with glee and has kept me glued to the site's content.

Just my two cents. Back to Game Grumps.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:36 AM
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Sorry, I probably shouldn't have used that example. I'm not trying to start a Grumps vs. Bomb thing.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:38 AM
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Sorry, I probably shouldn't have used that example. I'm not trying to start a Grumps vs. Bomb thing.
It ain't no thang. Game Grumps is a quality way to spend time and be entertained by great chemistry.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:25 AM
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:23 PM
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I get confused by youtube comments about Game Grumps, like the comments where people rage about how they're playing a game, or rage that their commentary isn't strictly about the game. It's not a journalistic review show, it's dudes playing a videogame. And it confuses me why some viewers seem so entitled, like they feel cheated if they don't find a particular episode's choice of commentary funny. I just want to shake them and scream, "YOU ARE WATCHING THIS FOR FREE, IF YOU DON'T ENJOY IT THEN DON'T WATCH IT. YOU ARE LITERALLY UNDER NO OBLIGATION, AND THEY HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO ENTERTAIN SPECIFICALLY YOU."

Then I remember I'm a fool for reading youtube comments and then I go lay down.
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:45 PM
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I always enjoy the occasional homophobic flare up when they start making dick jokes.
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:36 PM
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I always enjoy the occasional homophobic flare up when they start making dick jokes.
There's also a yaoi shipping fanbase.

Just saying...two sides to the crazy coin.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:35 PM
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I get confused by youtube comments about Game Grumps, like the comments where people rage about how they're playing a game, or rage that their commentary isn't strictly about the game. It's not a journalistic review show, it's dudes playing a videogame. And it confuses me why some viewers seem so entitled, like they feel cheated if they don't find a particular episode's choice of commentary funny. I just want to shake them and scream, "YOU ARE WATCHING THIS FOR FREE, IF YOU DON'T ENJOY IT THEN DON'T WATCH IT. YOU ARE LITERALLY UNDER NO OBLIGATION, AND THEY HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO ENTERTAIN SPECIFICALLY YOU."

Then I remember I'm a fool for reading youtube comments and then I go lay down.
Except for your capslock rage I would agree. (posting that one doesn't like something is not out of place, in of itself). The poor manner in which people do so is just because it's youtube and most of those people are young and/or immature. It is less confusing though if you think that the impetus is that they care, not that they feel entitled to have everything please them.
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