>>189226 I was about to suggest slowbeef's, which is considered among the ones that kinda started this entire LP business. But fuck man, checked it out for a bit and you can tell that shit's from 2007. Video and audio quality are almost intolerable.
This is a real disappointing QL on a lot of levels. Dan wasn't the right guy to ride into Japan with Jeff and the game itself is a lot less amusingly zany than it seemed. It's also real weird that it's like, dubbed for example. This is the kind of thing you expect Xseed to put out digital only with all the Japanese audio left in untouched. I do sort of find it funny that it's SUPER ANIME Yakuza right down to the insane level of advertising though.
>>189342 I absolutely hate the videos that dude makes, but shit's fucked, yo. He still deserves to get fucking paid. I hope the Best Friends Zaibatsu aren't as dependant on Machinima now that they have their site.
So this pic has now gone viral, and Jon retweeted it. He also admitted that he broke up with Arin and quit over his League livestream, though he didn't tell why. (Though he did use the words "damn dirty")
>>189459 Heard it has something to do with some sort of legal mumbojumbo involving the Polaris company that they're both subsidiaries of. It's possible the dirty laundry they have to air isn't that big of a deal but because of all the redtape they aren't allowed to just deal with it outright and are forced to let it fester. There was another post of the same sort in the past that was allowed to slide by because it was a lot less in-your-face about it all.
>>189459 >>189462 >>189463 All this time I thought the only reason they weren't talking was it could potentially hurt those involved. But if it's Arin's fault, and it clearly is, Jon has no reason not to say what it is. Now you're telling me they can't LEGALLY do it?
I mean, it's a fucking Let's Play. Two friends sitting down and recording themselves playing a game. There was a contract? A non-disclosure agreement? REALLY?
>>189465 >I mean, it's a fucking Let's Play. Two friends sitting down and recording themselves playing a game. But it's not. It's a business. There's money involved. You'd do well to remember that. These people are entertainers. Not your friends.
>>189465 What makes you so sure it's Arin's fault and what specifically did Jon say about it? Other Polaris members' statements alluding to whatever's happened seem to be on Jon's side but he's kinda shown himsef to be pretty oversensitive and there's a chance he overreacted to whatever Arin did, even if there's no doubt douchebag SJWs have gone out of their way to provoke him and twist his words out of context now that he's on their bad side.
>>189465 >>189467 According to one of the old TGS podcasts you're not allowed to publically say anything that could be construed asz critical of or insulting towards a fellow member of the Polaris network (which both Jon and Arin are in). Based on the context TotalBiscuit or Jesse Cox or whoever it was that cited it was ready to impugn Arin specifically.
>>189465 Remember that whole episode where they were talking about how they became corporatized and signed up for some financial account and Jon put himself down as Arin's "fartner"? Wonder if that's gonna bite him in the ass
Rumor is Jon got fed up with Arin for turning into a social justice warrior type but I find it hard to believe Arin was the target of that comment of Jon's considering he's still been making a metric ton of offensive jokes even with Danny around and if anything he's ramped it up to the point it's a little cringeworthy.
>>189472 I doubt Jon is actually a racist/sexist/ableist/whatever like Tumblr claims he is. His problem seems to be getting way too butthurt over stuff and that he'd sink to any level to avoid admitting he's wrong, but that's different from having actual hatred for any group and sadly Tumblr can't (or refuses to) understand that distinction.
>>189459 Does anyone know exactly what Jon actually said about it? As someone said earlier whatever happened might not have been a big deal at all, but the non-disclosure agreement rules mean he can't do jack about even the smallest mention of it unless a third party who was also there but not affiliated with Polaris can break the silence.
>>189480 >but the non-disclosure agreement rules mean he can't do jack about even the smallest mention of it unless a third party who was also there but not affiliated with Polaris can break the silence.
Oh please, you people honestly think anything would happen to Jon if he spoke up about this? You think anything happened to Alfonso Ribeiro when he revealed how Janet Hubert was a total bitch when they were working on Fresh Prince, even though he was under an NDA too? If you have a shitload of fans, no company would dare do anything to your career. The amount of hate mail and bad publicity they'd get would hurt them more than telling people Arin is an asshole.
>>189510 >Another popular theory is that Arin tried to make sexual advances towards Jon's rl waifu (who remarkably looks like Arin himself) and when rejected slapped her. This caused Jon to sperg out and sperate all ties. Legally there is nothing Jon can do, because his slave-contract with polaris forbids him from criticising from fellow "polaris" members.
rumor I read was that it was over mone. Arin brought in Danny and Ross and was taking a percentage of their revenue. Jon said as partners the two of them should split it or take none. Arin made fart noises with his mouth about it and Jon left.
>>189571 I'm confused why he's getting so much hate over the ZQ issue specifically when what he said about her isn't even that bad. It's known that he was never particularly fond of her for whatever reason (even then, if the stories about that guy are true when he tried to get him to start a fight with her it didn't work), but even if the allegations are most likely bullshit, what she's doing in response isn't so great either, and to not side with her is not the same as being a rape advocate (see: the overreaction to TotalBiscuit who said the same thing way nicer). The "retard" controversy I totally get, and it's fine to continue hating him for that, but here? Seems like a big SJW bandwagon.
stop caring about bad videogame man jontron and start caring about best videogame man supergreatfriend his deadly premonition LP is p fucking great and if youve already seen it check out the illbleed lp SGF basically does weird, usually old games that never really took off in the mainstream for whatever reason. he also used to do weekly features where hed play every free xbox live indie game released during a week.
>>189598 >>189597 Obviously a ploy to repair his image after the whole Jon thing. Makes a rape joke, gets called out on it and makes himself look like the better man unlike Jon, that hate-speech spewing fuck. (note: not actually a hate-speech spewing fuck)
The thing that makes SGF's Deadly P run interesting compared to the Best Friends or the two GB runs is that SGF knows the game in and out so he does a 100% run and actually shows off a lot of weird side quests. He also does some extra shit like mini reviews of the weird movies York talks about.
>>189610 I know those feels. A few years back someone broke in, stole every single one of my games, systems, and DVDs... save my PS2. They stole its controllers and the HDMI cable I had in it, but not the system itself (and by proxy the memory cards). So that was nice in a way.
It’s a stupid bullshit thing called ‘swatting’ where some anonymous jackoff sics a SWAT team on a livestreamer by calling in a bogus emergency. It’s a prank where that one lone anonymous jackoff is the only one who gets a laugh, and it’s also highly fucking illegal (seriously, it’s a felony to do that shit).
>>189634 Anyone that thinks the MGS series has great story needs a slap. Maybe amusing in that its so silly and over the top in places, but its far from being "great" and nowhere close to being the "Greatest".
Eh, it's highly subjective. I also think the MGS' story is more dumb than clever, but to each their own. I doubt Dan would enjoy a more cerebral story like Planescape or Soul Sacrifice. He'd be bored three minutes in.
People who say Kojima just wants to make movies/that MGS is a movie have never played a Metal Gear game. Those games are what they are BECAUSE they are games and have all those weird little details you'd normally never have.
>>189902 I feel like Dan is destroying Drew's mystique. Since his arrival, Drew has shown a whole new range of emotions, like fear, anger, and sadness, and has been revealed to in fact be Brad at games. Possibly moreso than Brad himself.
After seeing some stuff of his posted on the Five Nights thread, I've been watching some of Markiplier's stuff and I gotta say, he might be silly but man he's cute. Than and he's got a wicked good voice.
So I finished watching Jeff's Destiny stream over at //youtube.com/watch?v=ExyGQige8Mg and man, does he not have a single good thing to say about the game. I know Jeff is cynical and all, but he usually likes futuristic shootbangs. And he just fucking trashed it nonstop. I'm guessing it's just waking up at 5AM that made him extra cranky.
http://superbestfriendsplay.com/video/friday-night-fisticuffs-nidhogg/ I love how they always start treating Matt like a little baby towards the latter parts of these, cheering him on like he's the sad little boy that still waddles on while everyone's long since crossed the finish line.
>>190475 I don't know how feasible it would be, but I'd like it if Youtube (and news sites) had commenting systems with a persistent karma (ala Slashdot) as part of the profile. That way if you want to have comments but not be overloaded in shit, you can allow only "high" karma users. The problem, of course, is if everyone tunes things to high karma there's no way for lower karma profiles to move up so there would need to be some incentive to use it selectively.
http://superbestfriendsplay.com/video/tbfp-walking-dead-s2-part-12/ If there's anything this playthrough has taught me is that you should never, ever do anything that Pat doesn't agree with, because he will hold an unreasonable grudge towards you for the rest of your fucking life.
urgh... I need to stop browsing through the comments sections on that site, all the whiny youtubers bitching about them getting Clem to cover when before that she just got her brains blown out, and the lpers were clearly planning to get Clem out of the line of fire so they could resolve the situation and save the baby better without her getting headshot again.
Hell I even saw someone accuse them of being just like DSP, and I saw that crop up in the DS2 videos too, there's some major goddamn drama queens on youtube who need little prodding to jump to extremes, have they even watche DSP's stuff?
I've only dipped into a few videos of this lp to see what all the fuss was about since I don't really like this franchise at all but you'd think if people disagreed with them so badly over favourite characters they'd just stop watching.
>>190566 >>190569 Jon didn't have to apologize for anything. Because he didn't do anything. He's not a fucking public figure, no matter how much you want him to be.
I say "Phil Fish" all over again not because Phil Fish didn't do anything, but Jon has every right to remove himself from the internet and stop making JonTron if you keep treating him like you're fucking TMZ.
Jon made a social faux pas. This, in itself is not a big deal. If he had apologized, it would have gone away immediately. If he had ignored it, it would still have been forgotten within days. Instead, Jon went on a weeklong rampage against the very concept of an apology, casting himself as a victim of the 'pussification' of America, insulting a lot of people in the process. That is being a dick. And that's without even touching on his behavior during the Zoë Quinn conflagration, which was just disgraceful.
Also, yes, like Phil Fish he has the right to withdraw from the internet and stop producing content. I wouldn't want him to do that, because I do enjoy his videos even if I think someone needs to take his Twitter feed away before he hurts himself. But that doesn't change the fact that his behavior of late has been really dickish, nor that by making his living selling himself and his image, he does in fact qualify as a public figure and subject to public criticism.
No, that is not wanting to be a victim of this conception that because you're a "celebrity" you have to be nice to everyone. He doesn't want to change who he was before he became popular, just because he's popular now.
If Quentin Tarantino can act like a douchebag and nobody bats an eye, just accepting that's just how he rolls, why can't Jon?
What irritates me about the whole JonTron thing is that I've seen way more backlash on Tumblr over him being an anti-Semite for making a Schindler's List joke, or a transphobe and misogynist for Game Grumps jokes that weren't actually misogynist, or that a racist for using the N word even though Arin made those exact same kinds of jokes without apologizing for them either, and so on and on. And not nearly as much over the actual douchey thing he did with the tweets to Zoe Quinn. Something tells me Tumblr has their priorities way fucked.
He sold out to the man. The Coffee Man, or as he's known in his native tongue: El Hombre. Now John's peddling over-the-counter stimulants like the other cuppa pushers in the world, getting people hooked on momentary highs that won't get them past 2-3 hours and require expensive machines to make at home that are maintenance fee vampires in mechanical casings. On every corner, in every market, there's some sick dealer ready to make you feel like a supernova's going off in your brain that's gonna give you enlightenment, but all that you get when you inevitably come down is some funky aftertaste and the onset of heartburn. Mark my words, in a few decades, pumping this stuff through our veins will be mandatory. That's how they're going to control us! That's how they're going to win. I'm scared; I don't want another hit, BUT I NEED IT! And now Jon's a part of the problem.
Porky, Senor Jon Tron? POUR KAY?!
Also, he sung on livestream while playing Banjo Kazooie:
>>190597 While I agree that some of the criticism is pretty fucking ridiculous (being mean to an individual woman =/= having a deepseated hatred of all women in general), he needs to learn to be less goddamn thin-skinned and learn to accept the more reasonable criticism (see: TotalBiscuit telling him not to be a buttmunch who insults people personally then gets mad when people call him out on it) while being able to ignore the extreme comments (SJW who say he's a white cishet tool of the patriarchy who wants all Jews, blacks, gays, and women raped or dead) if he wants to continue to be in the public eye.
>>198624 Because he's made the move to TV on the internet and both those things are very important in television, it's okay not to like what he's doing now but for all intents and purposes it's a TV show on the internet now so obviously things like that will be important.
>>198630 It's making his videos suffer though. They're nowhere near as funny as they used to be and the fact that he has a fucking stage set instead of filming in his house rubs me the wrong way. I can't relate to Jon or think of him as just a normal guy that reviews and plays games now that he's putting an unnecessarily large amount of production into his shit. I mean if that's where he wants to take his videos, fine. But I think most of his fans prefer the simpler, meme-worthy style of his older videos.
Stuff like pic related is going to be referenced for years, I can't say the same for this embarrassing TV shit.
>>198636 I know, didn't he get that memo you sent out about which things were okay to have opinions on and which ones weren't? He must feel like such a fool, going around, having opinions about everything he sees and enjoys without caring about how important those things are to you.
Oh we are talking about Jontron? Sweet I wanted an exsuce to link this for ages! http://www.fimfiction.net/story/244516/1/jontron-goes-to-equestria/youve-officially-become-that-chapter-you-know-the-one Its the funnies SHIT!
>>198640 He's strutting it up in New York. I'm impressed he scored some big connections with the StarCade and the incoming Holiday Holiday Special. The Special is gonna be fun. Grandpa Wookie watching Porn, Carrie Fisher high as a kite crooning, the acid trip circus. Miles of fun with that one.
>>198672 Arin doesn't really need makeup that kind of a makeup to look like he's dying... He's like the pastiest, unhealthiest looking nerd imaginable. He looks like he lives at the bottom of the sea and feeds on barnacles.
>>198707 I agree. Well, maybe in Danny's case, Ross is not great even when he's paired with someone he does have better chemistry with. But Game Grumps without Jon and Arin as the team just doesn't work well for me.
>>198759 Then they most fucking HATE Spoony given that he riped that game a new one. http://spoonyexperiment.com/game-reviews/it-begins-again/ (if you forgot) Mostly because he of obvious zero tolerance for ANIME BULLSHIT(tm).
But Matt and Woolie loves making fun of that shit.
>>198845 Its been fuckin good. So fuckin good. SO good that I haven't gotten through half my to-play list of this year much less some of years past. MH4U, Splatoon and MGSV have completely dominated my game time. Not that I'm complaining.
>>198853 I had to choose priorities between Witcher 3 and MGSV. I chose Witcher 3, which was a poor decision. It's amazing and all, but Witcher 3 continues to get better with time, while MGSV is on the way to becoming virtually unplayable due to Konami's fuckery.
>>199475 I am enjoying the wonderful sense of shadenfreude watching best friends play Telltale games, although this is because I've never felt any emotional attachment to Minecraft myself (and nobody enjoys seeing people they like shit on something else they like so I can understand how some people will not be happy).
>>199476 I think it's fair to say some people have gotten a bit burned out by the clunkers using the Telltale formula that it's tarnished whatever fond memories they had of their previous work.