History LetsPlay / TheDeadbeats

26th Oct '17 4:07:38 AM Neuraria
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** Coming to a head in the aptly named episode "Ash Plays Dark Souls".

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** Coming to a head in the aptly named episode "Ash ''Ash Plays Dark Souls".Souls''.



* BornLucky: Casey, over the course of the series, gets plenty of rare drops for his first playthrough: [[spoiler: three of the Black Knight weapons, the Dark Hand, and the Bonewheel Shield.]] Ash, watching him, is amazed.



* ColdOpen: The entirety of the Pinwheel fight takes place before the opening title of ''Two Minutes of Pinwheel''. There's a reason Ash asked Casey beforehand to [[CutShort finish the episode right after the fight]].
* CouchGag: The opening of ''Two Minutes of Pinwheel'' relegates Ash to "guest" status with hastily overlaid text.
* DreamTellsYouToWakeUp: Discussed briefly in ''Deadbeasts'', and then played out in the alternate version, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TijeonNZlbs&list=PL-8Pbv_DsYXR3S7Fx52IMS2gOEkuh31mI&index=120 WAKE UP]]'', [[NightmareFuel to horrifying effect]].



* GenreShift: In ''#banallskeletons'' the killing of one of the skeletons in the Catacombs leads to a "Draw My Life" style video about the skeleton's life and undeath.
* JumpCut: When intended, it usually goes:
-->'''Casey:''' Aaand cut... to... [cut]



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After an IncrediblyLamePun, ''the viewer'' clicks off the video to watch Simon Says play Minecraft instead.



** The video "zooms out" of Dark Souls in one video to instead show the room at his [[strike:dormitory]] (sorry, ''residence hall'') as he was leaving it not long after the episode was uploaded and he wanted a piece to remember it by.
** After an IncrediblyLamePun, "the viewer" clicks off the video to watch Simon Says play Minecraft instead.

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** The video "zooms out" of Dark Souls in one video to instead show the room at his [[strike:dormitory]] dormitory (sorry, ''residence hall'') as he was leaving it not long after the episode was uploaded and he wanted a piece to remember it by.
** After an IncrediblyLamePun, "the viewer" clicks off the video to watch Simon Says play Minecraft instead.
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24th Oct '17 2:39:05 AM Neuraria
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* BossRush: The last few episodes are practically this as Ash takes Casey to defeat bosses and other major enemies that were postponed or just not discovered throughout the rest of the games.



*** [[spoiler: At the end of the video, Edit Casey gets a phone call telling him he never sponsored Snickers. It was always the other way around, in universe.]]
24th Oct '17 12:55:54 AM Neuraria
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Resident VideoGame/DarkSouls expert Ash convinces Casey to pick up and play VideoGame/DarkSoulsI, with no idea of what to expect. This happens to be the longest running series, with its first episode coming out on September 22, 2014. You can [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-8Pbv_DsYXR3S7Fx52IMS2gOEkuh31mI view the entire playlist here]].

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Resident VideoGame/DarkSouls expert Ash convinces Casey to pick up and play VideoGame/DarkSoulsI, with no idea of what to expect. They are sometimes joined by friend Spicy, and sometimes by friend Sam. This happens to be the longest running series, series of the Deadbeats, with its first episode coming out on September 22, 2014. You can [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-8Pbv_DsYXR3S7Fx52IMS2gOEkuh31mI view the entire playlist here]].



* FreezeFrameBonus: Whenever there is a monitor on camera, when it's not that current episode playing on it, it'll be one of the Deadbeats' videos. On a few occasions, this happens to be Simon's own Dark Souls playthrough.



-->''Sponsored by Snickers. Eat Snickers! "It's Snickers."''

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-->''Sponsored ** Parodied when Casey takes control of the direction of the episode.
--->''Sponsored
by Snickers. Eat Snickers! "It's Snickers."''"''
** All the noises happening in the background of the episode "''In The Background''", including one apparently coming from Casey himself 'in the background'.
* ScheduleSlip: As said above, the series started in September of 2014. Three years later, while recording for the series is complete, the last episode (or so) has yet to be published.
** At one point Ash and Casey decide they wanted to finish the game before VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII was released. While recording dates are uncertain, Edit Casey makes it clear that the videos themselves were a bit late on that.


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** After an IncrediblyLamePun, "the viewer" clicks off the video to watch Simon Says play Minecraft instead.


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[[#SoulsSSLPs]]
[[folder:Dark Souls with Simon Says]]
Inspired by Casey, Simon has a go with DarkSoulsI for the first time. He is joined by Taili, his friend and guide, in a mostly co-operative style playthrough. The first episode was posted on April 16, 2016, and his playlist can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLi8u-iSlRsHXltWXK314IXZJW9hv025b0 here]].

* {{Crossover}}: "Episode Zero" of the series is a video with Casey, now in the teacher role as Simon attempts a [[SelfImposedChallenge permadeath run]] with little to no knowledge of the game. It goes as well as you would expect.
* MoodWhiplash: ''Simon Fucks With One Section Of Level For An Hour''.
** The Duke's Archives Tower really takes its toll, leading Simon to be dejected and make sloppy mistakes for the rest of the Archives.
* RageBreakingPoint: Taili has some [[ClusterFBomb choice words]] for Bed of Chaos after his 'cheese' strategy failed spectacularly.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: His experience with Bed of Chaos culminates in him getting up from his desk and walking out of the house.
* ShoutOut: Often in episode titles.
* TechnicolorPerson: Simon's permadeath character, "Welp", is all blue thanks to Casey showing him how to exploit the "Create Similar" function in the character creator.

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2nd Oct '17 1:32:07 AM Neuraria
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* ProductPlacement: Parodied. The Dark Souls playthrough isn't sponsored by Snickers, but that doesn't stop Casey from plugging them here and there for a gag.
** In "Demon When Hungry", a section of video has various elements replaced by Snickers bars: his Black Knight Halberd in the UI becomes a Snickers bar, the background of his souls count contains one, and his HP bar has even more. When he dies, "YOU DIED" is replaced with a big red Snickers bar.
** Right after, Edit Casey appears to tell the viewer that he [[spoiler: had never eaten a Snickers bar before. Cue tasting one on camera...]]
-->'''Casey:''' [[spoiler: ...I think we need to stop sponsoring Snickers.]]
*** [[spoiler: At the end of the video, Edit Casey gets a phone call telling him he never sponsored Snickers. It was always the other way around, in universe.]]
20th Aug '17 6:08:37 AM Neuraria
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The Deadbeats are a YouTube LetsPlay group that started as a VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} server in September 2012 with [=NateXTheMachine=], [=SimonSaysLPs=], Reddus, [=ChronosRegex=] and [=LackingLives=]. At the time it was a split-off group from Creator/TheLayabouts as they transitioned from being a media creation group to game developers - Nate, Simon and Jack ([=LackingLives=]) were previously hosting LetsPlay footage on the The Layabouts, and got together with friends to play Minecraft and other assorted games.

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The Deadbeats are a YouTube LetsPlay group that started as a VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} server in September 2012 with [=NateXTheMachine=], [=SimonSaysLPs=], Reddus, [=ChronosRegex=] Ashdeer and [=LackingLives=]. At the time it was a split-off group from Creator/TheLayabouts as they transitioned from being a media creation group to game developers - Nate, Simon and Jack ([=LackingLives=]) were previously hosting LetsPlay footage on the The Layabouts, and got together with friends to play Minecraft and other assorted games.



* [=ChronosRegex=]

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* Ashdeer [[note]]formerly [=ChronosRegex=]



* BerserkButton: Don't fill Chronos' cathedral with vines.

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* BerserkButton: Don't fill Chronos' Ash's cathedral with vines.



** After challenging members of Season 2 to make a house out of leather, Chronos then says you can craft leather into blocks to make a portal to the Meat Dimension. [[note]] None of these things are possible.[[/note]] The resulting tangent of the conversation immediately turns to the Layabouts Minecraft Server of years past and the infamous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSVacMFFLrA PULSATING COW VORTEX]].

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** After challenging members of Season 2 to make a house out of leather, Chronos Ash then says you can craft leather into blocks to make a portal to the Meat Dimension. [[note]] None of these things are possible.[[/note]] The resulting tangent of the conversation immediately turns to the Layabouts Minecraft Server of years past and the infamous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSVacMFFLrA PULSATING COW VORTEX]].



'''Chronos:''' Not after the TNT goes off it won't be.\\

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'''Chronos:''' '''Ash:''' Not after the TNT goes off it won't be.\\



'''Chronos:''' [''laughs''] I love saying lies and then Phil freaking out over my lies.

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'''Chronos:''' '''Ash:''' [''laughs''] I love saying lies and then Phil freaking out over my lies.



** Ross's funeral for Numpty Doppit. He gave a eulogy with Phil and Chronos present. Then Chronos ruined the moment by murdering him.
* FallGuy: Phil essentially became the fall guy for a prank on Chronos's cathedral by himself, Brian and Simon (though he probably deserved it more for killing Chronos while AFK). It resulted in no less than THREE pranks on him at the same time (his spawn house being filled with sheep and dirt, Ross vandalising Dragonmoor island with "Phil sucks" in dirt and a GagPenis, and Chronos filling his Dragonmoor house entirely with glass, placing vines all over it, replacing the "S" in "Sucks" with "f" [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill and finally]] filling his wizard tower nearby with vines.

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** Ross's funeral for Numpty Doppit. He gave a eulogy with Phil and Chronos Ash present. Then Chronos Ash ruined the moment by murdering him.
* FallGuy: Phil essentially became the fall guy for a prank on Chronos's Ash's cathedral by himself, Brian and Simon (though he probably deserved it more for killing Chronos Ash while AFK). It resulted in no less than THREE pranks on him at the same time (his time:
** His
spawn house being filled with sheep and dirt, dirt
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Ross vandalising Dragonmoor island with "Phil sucks" in dirt and a GagPenis, GagPenis
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and Chronos Ash filling his Dragonmoor house entirely with glass, placing vines all over it, replacing the "S" in "Sucks" with "f" [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill and finally]] filling his wizard tower nearby with vines.



** Even though Briguy masterminded the original prank, and he admitted to this ''in a call with all four people'', Chronos says of Phil's particular punishment, "well you were involved". Brian and Simon somehow ended up being a KarmaHoudini, with nothing relating to the prank happening to them in season 1. Which is especially surprising as Brian tore a hole in the monastery where the giant bell 'fell' and Simon placed a majority of the vines in it.

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** Even though Briguy masterminded the original prank, and he admitted to this ''in a call with all four people'', Chronos Ash says of Phil's particular punishment, "well you were involved". Brian and Simon somehow ended up being a KarmaHoudini, with nothing relating to the prank happening to them in season 1. Which is especially surprising as Brian tore a hole in the monastery where the giant bell 'fell' and Simon placed a majority of the vines in it.



* MoodWhiplash: After filling the top of Chronos' monastery with gravel, combined with the quietness of the server toward the end of Season 1, Simon apologised and personally took down the whole 'prank' with a depression-induced commentary.

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* MoodWhiplash: After filling the top of Chronos' Ash's monastery with gravel, combined with the quietness of the server toward the end of Season 1, Simon apologised and personally took down the whole 'prank' with a depression-induced commentary.



-->'''Chronos:''' So that must mean Phil hasn't seen Dragonmoor Island at all!\\

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-->'''Chronos:''' -->'''Ash:''' So that must mean Phil hasn't seen Dragonmoor Island at all!\\



'''Chronos:''' Oh god, ''yes''!

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'''Chronos:''' '''Ash:''' Oh god, ''yes''!



'''Chronos:''' Four enderdragons?!\\

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'''Chronos:''' '''Ash:''' Four enderdragons?!\\



'''Chronos:''' That's like five, right.\\

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'''Chronos:''' '''Ash:''' That's like five, right.\\



'''Chronos:''' How many chips are there?\\

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'''Chronos:''' '''Ash:''' How many chips are there?\\



** Context: In a chat about Nate against SMP, Zach noted that when he, Nate and Skyler fought the enderdragon for the finale, a glitch (or possibly a mod) caused one to spawn for each player connected (four at the time, though only three were in The End). Apparently, they managed to take down all four dragons.

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** Context: In a chat about Nate against Against SMP, Zach noted that when he, Nate and Skyler fought the enderdragon for the finale, a glitch (or possibly a mod) caused one to spawn for each player connected (four at the time, though only three were in The End). Apparently, they managed to take down all four dragons.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Chronos wasn't around for the first part of season 1 as his computer was too bad to both play and record Minecraft with. The house he was building became the Museum when Nate, Jack, Brian and Joe went to The End.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Chronos Ash wasn't around for the first part of season 1 as his computer was too bad to both play and record Minecraft with. The house he was building became the Museum when Nate, Jack, Brian and Joe went to The End.



* SelfDeprecation: Zach, while showing Chronos around the server in his first new episode of Season 1, takes potshots at his own inability to post videos when talking about Skyler's short-lived time on the server.

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* SelfDeprecation: Zach, while showing Chronos Ash around the server in his first new episode of Season 1, takes potshots at his own inability to post videos when talking about Skyler's short-lived time on the server.



** Simon set himself a challenge to see how long he could go without getting the "Taking Inventory" achievement in Minecraft, meaning he could not access the inventory directly, only through other blocks (crafting tables or furnaces, for example). [[spoiler: It took about one in-game day before he accidentally pressed it, and as punishment he drowned himself and started over.]]



** In season 3, someone calling themselves Obsidia [[spoiler: (Hinchy)]] set the server a series of puzzles and clues that would ultimately lead to a gift of highly-enchanted diamond pickaxes, sending them across the world and back.



--> '''Chronos:''' You really should be careful with that stuff Simon.\\

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--> '''Chronos:''' '''Ash:''' You really should be careful with that stuff Simon.\\



* HowWeGotHere: Phil's first episode of Season 3 begins with "...But be warned, everyone watching on my channel will know your dirty secret," said by Chronos. It's implied that there have been a few takes of the 'first episode'. In Chronos' episode "Philman", most of the dialogue is of the take before, which he scraps on the spot because of unfortunate deaths. Phil states in the video that he had died eight times prior while trying to make the final video.

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* HowWeGotHere: Phil's first episode of Season 3 begins with "...But be warned, everyone watching on my channel will know your dirty secret," said by Chronos.Ash. It's implied that there have been a few takes of the 'first episode'. In Chronos' episode "Philman", most of the dialogue is of the take before, which he scraps on the spot because of unfortunate deaths. Phil states in the video that he had died eight times prior while trying to make the final video.



* UnrealisticBlackHole: In Simon's first video of Season 4, he, Chronos and Phil come across a Thaumcraft "Hungry Node" which gradually breaks down and sucks up part of the world around it. Simon, not having seen one before, is nervous. The others don't mind, as it doesn't affect a large area anyway.

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* UnrealisticBlackHole: In Simon's first video of Season 4, he, Chronos Ash and Phil come across a Thaumcraft "Hungry Node" which gradually breaks down and sucks up part of the world around it. Simon, not having seen one before, is nervous. The others don't mind, as it doesn't affect a large area anyway.



** MurderByMistake: In the middle of a later video after fighting a mini-boss, Chronos is being revived by Simon... then Brian drives into them, knocking Simon away and causing Chronos to disappear. Another epitaph appears... with the message [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing "I dunno I liked KC better"]].

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** MurderByMistake: In the middle of a later video after fighting a mini-boss, Chronos Ash is being revived by Simon... then Brian drives into them, knocking Simon away and causing Chronos Ash to disappear. Another epitaph appears... with the message [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing "I dunno I liked KC better"]].



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: One of Simon's Borderlands episodes is called "The Vault". As soon as he, Chronos and Brian find out that Casey is unable to play, the video [[JumpCut Jump Cuts]] into a playthrough of [[VideoGame/{{Payday2}} PAYDAY 2]]'s Diamond Heist.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: One of Simon's Borderlands episodes is called "The Vault". As soon as he, Chronos Ash and Brian find out that Casey is unable to play, the video [[JumpCut Jump Cuts]] into a playthrough of [[VideoGame/{{Payday2}} PAYDAY 2]]'s Diamond Heist.



* WithFriendsLikeThese: Simon sure does like killing enemies Chronos needs to get Second Wind off of in VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}.

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* WithFriendsLikeThese: Simon sure does like killing enemies Chronos Ash needs to get Second Wind off of in VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}.
6th Aug '17 2:34:22 AM Neuraria
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** The video "zooms out" of Dark Souls in one video to instead show the room at his ~~dormitory~~ (sorry, ''residence hall'') as he was leaving it not long after the episode was uploaded and he wanted a piece to remember it by.

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** The video "zooms out" of Dark Souls in one video to instead show the room at his ~~dormitory~~ [[strike:dormitory]] (sorry, ''residence hall'') as he was leaving it not long after the episode was uploaded and he wanted a piece to remember it by.
6th Aug '17 2:32:45 AM Neuraria
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-->'''Ash:''' Listen, I want to see Casey fight more-- I want to make Casey's life hell but still make him beat the game.


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* BackseatDriver: Though Ash is Casey's guide through Lordran, it becomes clear that Ash also wants to make sure that Casey kills 'every single enemy' before letting him finish the game, while alternatively complaining that he is exploring and not going directly to each thing. Also, that they want Casey to parry enemies far more than he actually does.
-->'''Ash:''' We're going for all bosses!\\
'''Casey:''' Wh- Who decide-- I didn't decide that!
** Coming to a head in the aptly named episode "Ash Plays Dark Souls".
** Though Casey does get back at him in episode 52 by joking that the rest of the series will be done on a keyboard and mouse instead of a controller, causing Ash to take a TenMinuteRetirement.


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* PromotedFanboy: Spicyrab (or Spicy) joins the duo here and there starting in episode 49 - when Ash quips that they don't watch any of Casey's videos, Spicy points out that she does (followed by Casey putting plenty of her YouTube comments on screen, all arguing about things Ash had said). [[invoked]]
* RunningGag: Dark Souls is sponsored by Snickers. Except when it isn't.
-->''Sponsored by Snickers. Eat Snickers! "It's Snickers."''
* ShoutOut: Of course, but also generally [[DiscussedTrope discussed]]. Casey brings up at the end of episode 50 that some references or uses of music can destroy his impression of a given media, including a movie that used a licenced song fittingly, and found himself torn on whether to include a LetsPlay/GameGrumps reference made by one of his commentators. (Ultimately he kept it in, and the discussion, because talking it out made him realise his argument didn't hold up in this given case.)
* SketchComedy: Sometimes, Casey takes the viewer away from the game to do something related to an event that happened or a topic of discussion.
** One sketch tied into the Snickers "sponsorship". Another was a re-enactment of a meeting with a "hacker" Casey talked to.


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** The video "zooms out" of Dark Souls in one video to instead show the room at his ~~dormitory~~ (sorry, ''residence hall'') as he was leaving it not long after the episode was uploaded and he wanted a piece to remember it by.
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[[#SoulsKcH]]
[[folder:Dark Souls with KC and Ash]]
Resident VideoGame/DarkSouls expert Ash convinces Casey to pick up and play VideoGame/DarkSoulsI, with no idea of what to expect. This happens to be the longest running series, with its first episode coming out on September 22, 2014. You can [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-8Pbv_DsYXR3S7Fx52IMS2gOEkuh31mI view the entire playlist here]].

* OverlyLongName: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4JDPZnLQjg&index=116&list=PL-8Pbv_DsYXR3S7Fx52IMS2gOEkuh31mI "So I've Been Having Trouble Naming This Episode And I've Gone Through It A Couple Of Times Looking For The Right Name, And: Oh Shit. Last Episode Should Have Been Titled 'Atonement, Part Two'. Whoops."]] Though the title gets shortened down to just "''Oh shit. Last episode should have been titled Atonement, Part Two. Whoops.''" in writing.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: A whole section of Episode 56 is replaced with one of Casey's "[[VideoGame/RocketLeague Rocket Klieg]]" review videos as he talks about Film/{{Deadpool}} with Phil.
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24th Jan '17 11:50:24 AM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever
** Nate Against Minecraft and Nate Against The Machine, as well as Joe and Jack's series', Survival Mode and Quick Attack, were previously lost to Blip.tv's account purge. Brought back with the release of The Layabouts Archive. [[http://old.wearethelayabouts.com/content/natm Nate Against The Machine]] and [[http://old.wearethelayabouts.com/content/survivalmode Survival Mode]] are now back in all their [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness oh-god-why-did-we-make-this]] glory.
** Phil deleted the first four uploads of his vanilla Season 1 footage, as they were raw footage from his starting out on the server. Viewers looking for his first Deadbeats video now will find him already with a house and a decent amount of items.
14th Mar '16 4:04:46 AM SimonSays
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* ColdOpen: Episode 22 starts with Phil and Casey continuing on the topic of The West Wing (see IncrediblyLamePun) and Brian setting the timer for a full minute before the episode starts proper.
** Episodes 26 through 28 (The Megasode) start with an intro from Casey explaining the technical issues present.
* DeepImmersionGaming: The cast are represented in video as their personas in gear similar to Four Swords' Links.



* RuleOfThree: Mentioned by name (and the episode's title) of episode 37, as Brian's trying to explain the current goal of visiting Lanayru's Silent Realm to Casey, who's more focused on his conversation with Phil at the time.



--->[''as Brian collects items in the sky, an airplane is heard over the mic...'']\\

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--->[''as Brian collects items in the sky, an --->[''An airplane is heard over the mic...'']\\
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