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I'm not Sue Gruff [Game Grumps]

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    Taya wrote: »
    If I can't tell what the game is by the title or the thumbnail, I don't watch it.

    And I know all of it is because of the algorithm so I do my part by not supporting this nonsense. If something is part 2, put part 2 in the title. I clicked on something recently thinking it was a one-off and it was part 2 or 3 to a series. It sucks.

    Happy to report the latest episode has a 2 on the thumbnail...although it's not in the video title and the name of the game is absent.

    😂😂 Baby steps I guess?

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    TayaTaya Registered User regular
    A small victory but I’ll take it.

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    NitsuaNitsua Gloucester, VARegistered User regular
    urahonky wrote: »
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    Taya wrote: »
    If I can't tell what the game is by the title or the thumbnail, I don't watch it.

    And I know all of it is because of the algorithm so I do my part by not supporting this nonsense. If something is part 2, put part 2 in the title. I clicked on something recently thinking it was a one-off and it was part 2 or 3 to a series. It sucks.

    Happy to report the latest episode has a 2 on the thumbnail...although it's not in the video title and the name of the game is absent.

    😂😂 Baby steps I guess?

    Though they introduce the game in this episode as though no one saw the last one. I really hope they don’t do that every episode. They’ve never done this before and it get that it’s to help those who didn’t see the previous episode, but honestly they should just be pointing out it is episode 2 of a long series… as they are kinda doing anyhow.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    Nitsua wrote: »
    urahonky wrote: »
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    Taya wrote: »
    If I can't tell what the game is by the title or the thumbnail, I don't watch it.

    And I know all of it is because of the algorithm so I do my part by not supporting this nonsense. If something is part 2, put part 2 in the title. I clicked on something recently thinking it was a one-off and it was part 2 or 3 to a series. It sucks.

    Happy to report the latest episode has a 2 on the thumbnail...although it's not in the video title and the name of the game is absent.

    😂😂 Baby steps I guess?

    Though they introduce the game in this episode as though no one saw the last one. I really hope they don’t do that every episode. They’ve never done this before and it get that it’s to help those who didn’t see the previous episode, but honestly they should just be pointing out it is episode 2 of a long series… as they are kinda doing anyhow.

    Aw man they're bringing that back? You mean they pretend that no one saw it while they're talking or they did the annoying "last time on game grumps" voice again?

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    NitsuaNitsua Gloucester, VARegistered User regular
    They did the last time on game grumps, but, when the episode started, they actually took some time to explain what the game was.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    Nitsua wrote: »
    They did the last time on game grumps, but, when the episode started, they actually took some time to explain what the game was.

    Is it the high pitched voice? I'm sorry for so many questions. I won't even have time to think about watching Game Grumps for a few days thanks to work.

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    jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
    urahonky wrote: »
    Nitsua wrote: »
    They did the last time on game grumps, but, when the episode started, they actually took some time to explain what the game was.

    Is it the high pitched voice? I'm sorry for so many questions. I won't even have time to think about watching Game Grumps for a few days thanks to work.

    No, I think it's Arin making fun of people who didn't like the high pitched voice.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    urahonky wrote: »
    Nitsua wrote: »
    They did the last time on game grumps, but, when the episode started, they actually took some time to explain what the game was.

    Is it the high pitched voice? I'm sorry for so many questions. I won't even have time to think about watching Game Grumps for a few days thanks to work.

    No, I think it's Arin making fun of people who didn't like the high pitched voice.

    Ah cool. Saves my ears.

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    Holy crap the contrast in the game and topics being discussed in the 102 Dalmations video is just wonderful.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    Ah but it's a Sonic game so there will be 4 episodes of them reading erotic sonic fanfiction for some reason. Hopefully they start titling the one off games too.

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    EmperorSethEmperorSeth Registered User regular
    Kind of a big name Guest Grump today. Roberta friggin' Williams.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKOccxMALbQ

    Though it's 80 minutes, so probably won't get the chance to watch the whole thing until like Friday.

    You know what? Nanowrimo's cancelled on account of the world is stupid.
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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    Really enjoyed the Colossal Cave episode. The beginning is a bit long to get through before they actually start playing, but once they start and Dan is able to ask some leading questions about the older Sierra games, it's just fascinating. The point-and-click generation is a massive part of my teenage gaming years and her games were a large (frustrating) piece of that. I don't think I've watched their Phantasmagoria playthrough, I guess I know what I'm watching next.

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    jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
    I don't think the Phantasmagoria episdoes have aired yet

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    Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    Really enjoyed the Colossal Cave episode. The beginning is a bit long to get through before they actually start playing, but once they start and Dan is able to ask some leading questions about the older Sierra games, it's just fascinating.

    I saw a YouTube comment that said something along the lines of "Arin has finally met his match: the unskippable tutorial".

    I won't lie, after about 6 minutes I started skipping forward.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    So it looks like they're titling the episodes with the game name and part number about 24 hours after the episode is released. Which I'm cool with and I will start watching them again.

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    jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
    urahonky wrote: »
    So it looks like they're titling the episodes with the game name and part number about 24 hours after the episode is released. Which I'm cool with and I will start watching them again.

    Yeah a lot of channels need to be a slave to the algorithm.

    Just kind of the nature of the beast.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    They aren't even waiting 24 hours anymore. They're including the title of the game in every newly released video which is great.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    That Pizza Tower game though? I'm glad Arin seems to be enjoying it because it looks like a hot mess to me. I had to turn it off about half way because my old man brain just didn't like anything about it.

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    BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    Ooh they're playing pizza tower? I've been meaning to grab it, but I haven't really had free time. I loved the old Wario Land games it keeps getting compared to.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    Ooh they're playing pizza tower? I've been meaning to grab it, but I haven't really had free time. I loved the old Wario Land games it keeps getting compared to.

    It absolutely looks like it's an apt description haha.

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    BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    No joke, I still have an original GameBoy that my uncle gave me when I was a kid, and it runs perfectly fine. Those things are real heavy duty. The only game I still have for it is Wario Land 3, which I boot up every few months just to goof around in for an hour or two of nostalgia.

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    Kai_SanKai_San Commonly known as Klineshrike! Registered User regular
    Pizza tower is freaking amazing and I'm glad they are playing it. The first video brought me pure joy just watching arin appreciate the game.

    I can't imagine what about it would make you need to turn off a video. Seems like an extra reaction to anything but to each their own. The game is one of the best experiences to come out in a long time and every aspect of it is top notch. Especially the music, the music is so freaking good.

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    KupiKupi Registered User regular
    I've seen a few people put off by the late-90s grotesque animation style it deliberately invokes. Like the way Pepino's eyes pop out of his head in the status window during escapes was viscerally upsetting to them.

    My favorite musical instrument is the air-raid siren.
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    DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    Kupi wrote: »
    I've seen a few people put off by the late-90s grotesque animation style it deliberately invokes. Like the way Pepino's eyes pop out of his head in the status window during escapes was viscerally upsetting to them.

    You take any particular art style you're gonna get some subset of people that don't like it. I personally don't like the "CalArts" style, myself.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    edited March 2023
    Nah it's just... all over the place? Screen colors are changing constantly, the animation of him dashing, everything is in constant motion and the textures are too much. It feels like an assault on my senses. My old man brain just couldn't handle it.

    I'm not saying it's a bad game so don't take it the wrong way lol.

    e: Also CalArts anything is bad for me too.

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    VontreVontre Registered User regular
    Whoa Pizza Tower looks sick. If this was on console I would buy it immediately.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    Oh my god speaking of incomprehensible games this Shrek racing game is hilarious.

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    Kai_SanKai_San Commonly known as Klineshrike! Registered User regular
    Kupi wrote: »
    I've seen a few people put off by the late-90s grotesque animation style it deliberately invokes. Like the way Pepino's eyes pop out of his head in the status window during escapes was viscerally upsetting to them.

    Didn't really think of this angle and it makes sense.

    I absolutely love the art style though and it genuinely makes me laugh constantly.

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    Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    edited March 2023
    I thought the whole 'Cal Arts' thing was just right wing code until "woke" became the only word the shitpile brigade use for everything they don't like?

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    I thought the whole 'Cal Arts' thing was just right wing code until "woke" became the only word the shitpile brigade use for everything they don't like?

    I dunno. I just googled it, clicked on image search and agreed.

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    jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
    edited March 2023
    I thought the whole 'Cal Arts' thing was just right wing code until "woke" became the only word the shitpile brigade use for everything they don't like?

    I mean

    It's a very specific animation aesthetic I don't find very endearing. EVERYTHING IS A BEAN.

    Also, at this point, it's probably easier to pick words they haven't used to shitpile brigade everything they don't like

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    TayaTaya Registered User regular
    I haven’t watched today’s video yet so I don’t know if it’s a good episode or not, but I just want to say that I’ve played Rusty Lake Hotel and it’s a great game and I wouldn’t describe it as a “furry murder mystery”. In case you think this is another furry visual novel, it’s not.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    Thanks for the heads up. I was fully prepared to skip it lol

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    Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    Whenever talk of the "CalArts Style" comes up I like to note that Kid Goku from the late 80's Dragon Ball anime would fit in perfectly as a 2010's Steven Universe character.

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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    Whenever talk of the "CalArts Style" comes up I like to note that Kid Goku from the late 80's Dragon Ball anime would fit in perfectly as a 2010's Steven Universe character.

    I mean that show is an unabashed 'homage' of Dragonball, so yeah?

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    jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
    Reynolds wrote: »
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    Whenever talk of the "CalArts Style" comes up I like to note that Kid Goku from the late 80's Dragon Ball anime would fit in perfectly as a 2010's Steven Universe character.

    I mean that show is an unabashed 'homage' of Dragonball, so yeah?

    Jesus christ the star on Stevens Shirt.

    It didn't even click until right now.

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    Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited March 2023
    Reynolds wrote: »
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    Whenever talk of the "CalArts Style" comes up I like to note that Kid Goku from the late 80's Dragon Ball anime would fit in perfectly as a 2010's Steven Universe character.

    I mean that show is an unabashed 'homage' of Dragonball, so yeah?

    I'm just pointing out Kid Goku's rockin' that bran mouth.

    Also Steven Universe is 1000% the Western cartoon with the most anime references and I'm betting over half the production team was made up of big ol' weebs. One of the recurring locations was literally an homage to the Junji Ito story "The Enigma at Amigara Fault", a pair of characters wear parts of Kamina from Gurren Lagann's outfit, lots of subtle to blatant Revolutionary Girl Utena references, etc.

    To be fair there's also a character that is heavily based on Zim from Invader Zim.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    I also hate Kid Goku lol. I can't watch DB. But give me DBZ any day of the week!

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    I don't really mind the CalArts thing - some of my favorite recent cartoons have it (Gravity Falls, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears). The one case where I thought it looked terrible was the attempt at a funny revamp of Thundercats. Taking characters with existing designs and trying to shoehorn them into that look just missed the mark for me.

    Also, there are very few things on YouTube that bring me as much pleasure as Dan and Arin singing "I Love Your Smile".

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