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23rd Oct '16 12:00:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* Most of CharlieBrooker's "Screen Burn" columns - and everything he does, such as programs like ''Series/{{Screenwipe}}'' -- is all about tearing into the crass stupidity and manipulation of much of television. The rest is bemoaning other things, or praising something that deserves it.

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* Most of CharlieBrooker's Creator/CharlieBrooker's "Screen Burn" columns - and everything he does, such as programs like ''Series/{{Screenwipe}}'' -- is all about tearing into the crass stupidity and manipulation of much of television. The rest is bemoaning other things, or praising something that deserves it.
13th Sep '16 7:37:20 AM minikiss
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* WebVideo/MovieRehab: Played straight in earlier episodes, which [[OldShame Jack himself regrets retrospectively]].



* WebVideo/MovieRehab: Played straight in earlier episodes, which [[OldShame Jack himself regrets retrospectively]].

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* WebVideo/MovieRehab: Played straight in earlier episodes, which [[OldShame Jack himself regrets retrospectively]].
13th Sep '16 7:36:38 AM minikiss
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* WebVideo/MovieRehab: Played straight in earlier episodes, which [[OldShame Jack himself regrets retrospectively]].




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* WebVideo/MovieRehab: Played straight in earlier episodes, which [[OldShame Jack himself regrets retrospectively]].
11th Sep '16 11:41:12 PM minikiss
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* WebVideo/MovieRehab: Played straight in earlier episodes, which [[OldShame Jack himself regrets retrospectively]].
3rd Sep '16 1:24:33 PM DarkHunter
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** Yahtzee further intentionally does not play games in genres that he's not a fan of (most commonly: RTS's and JRPG's). The reason being that he dislikes the conventions of that genre in general, so he isn't in the target audience of those games, and what do you ''think'' his opinion on such a game is going to be if he's forced to play through it? He's made exceptions here and there, but for the most part states his biases up front and avoids reviewing games that he knows he won't be fair to.

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** Yahtzee further intentionally does not play games in genres that he's not a fan of (most commonly: RTS's and JRPG's). The reason being that he dislikes the conventions of that genre those genres in general, so he isn't in the target audience of those games, and what do you ''think'' his opinion on such a game is going to be if he's forced to play through it? He's made exceptions here and there, but for the most part states his biases up front and avoids reviewing games that he knows he won't be fair to.
15th Aug '16 6:18:22 PM DarkHunter
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* The biggest reason to watch Yahtzee's ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' reviews is to listen to a [[TheMeanBrit Mean Brit]] [[MotorMouth talk very fast]] about games he hates. There ''are'' some games he enjoys unreservedly, like ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''. With ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', he showed mild shock and disgust with ''himself'' for loving it so completely, and his ''Psychonauts'' review consisted of 40% [[ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow insulting the people who didn't buy it]], 20% bashing ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and [[FanHater anyone that plays it]], 20% complaining that there aren't more original intellectual properties like this, and 20% actual praise. Not so surprisingly, he is a frequenter of the Website/SomethingAwful boards. Heck, he'll even do it to games he likes, like ''VideoGame/BioShock1,'' ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty4,'' and ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI!'' At one point he actually said "There are a few nitpicks I could make but I wouldn't be the critic I like to think I am if I didn't pick nits like an amphetamine-fueled chimp" so he pretty much bound to the formula. As he put it, "[[RuleOfFunny It's not very funny to like a game.]]"
** Yahtzee has also pointed out many times that just because he blasts every game he reviews with both barrels, he doesn't exactly hate it (unless he hates a game so much that he tears it a new one). Yahtzee has also gone out of his way to say that just because he doesn't like something doesn't mean that it is a bad game and that people should be able to form their own opinions, and that he only points out things he didn't like or found bad in his review -- anything he didn't mention shouldn't count against the game.

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* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''
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The biggest reason to watch Yahtzee's ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' reviews is to listen to a [[TheMeanBrit Mean Brit]] [[MotorMouth talk very fast]] about games he hates. There ''are'' some games he enjoys unreservedly, like ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''. With ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', he showed mild shock and disgust with ''himself'' for loving it so completely, and his ''Psychonauts'' review consisted of 40% [[ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow insulting the people who didn't buy it]], 20% bashing ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and [[FanHater anyone that plays it]], 20% complaining that there aren't more original intellectual properties like this, and 20% actual praise. Not so surprisingly, he is a frequenter of the Website/SomethingAwful boards. Heck, he'll even do it to games he likes, like ''VideoGame/BioShock1,'' ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty4,'' and ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI!'' At one point he actually said "There are a few nitpicks I could make but I wouldn't be the critic I like to think I am if I didn't pick nits like an amphetamine-fueled chimp" so he pretty much bound to the formula. As he put it, "[[RuleOfFunny It's not very funny to like a game.]]"
** Yahtzee has also pointed out many times that just because he blasts every game he reviews with both barrels, he doesn't exactly hate it (unless he hates a game so much that he tears it a new one). Yahtzee has also gone out of his way to say that just because he doesn't like something doesn't mean that it is a bad game and that people should be able to form their own opinions, and that he only points out things he didn't like or found bad in his review -- anything he didn't mention shouldn't count against the game.game.
** Yahtzee further intentionally does not play games in genres that he's not a fan of (most commonly: RTS's and JRPG's). The reason being that he dislikes the conventions of that genre in general, so he isn't in the target audience of those games, and what do you ''think'' his opinion on such a game is going to be if he's forced to play through it? He's made exceptions here and there, but for the most part states his biases up front and avoids reviewing games that he knows he won't be fair to.
8th Aug '16 8:24:33 PM WillBGood
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* Creator/HGWells, in his late 19th century work of science-fiction, ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', had the all-destroying alien tripods land in London at least partly with the intention of having them reduce his home districts of London, Woking and Bromley, to smouldering corpse-heavy rubble. Wells utterly despised Bromley for its parochial mentality and its lower-middle-class smug smallmindedness. He also wanted to get even for long, soul-destroying thirteen hour days spent in a miserable Mac-job working for a tiny-minded bully. Although today's Woking, London, boasts a statue of an alien tripod on the main street, to commemorate Well's vision...

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* Creator/HGWells, in his late 19th century work of science-fiction, ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', had the all-destroying alien tripods land in London at least partly with the intention of having them reduce his home districts of London, Woking and Bromley, to smouldering corpse-heavy rubble. Wells utterly despised Bromley for its parochial mentality and its lower-middle-class smug smallmindedness. He also wanted to get even for long, soul-destroying thirteen hour days spent in a miserable Mac-job [=McJob=] working for a tiny-minded bully. Although today's Woking, London, boasts a statue of an alien tripod on the main street, to commemorate Well's vision...
13th Jun '16 2:32:48 PM MarkLungo
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* This exchange from ''Series/DoctorWho: [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol A Christmas Carol]]'':

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* This exchange from ''Series/DoctorWho: [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol [[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol A Christmas Carol]]'':



** The new madeover incarnation of ''Doctor Who'' attracts snark from a significant minority of older people who fondly remember the original 1960's and 1970's series. To them, the New Who is too glossy, soul-less, over-produced, evidently made for the bloody Americans, it was at its best in the Patrick Troughton/Tom Baker/Peter Davison years, why can't we have it back as it was before, yes we ''KNOW'' the aliens were risible and the sets wobbled, but it was so bloody ''good'', especially when Creator/DouglasAdams wrote the scripts, why didn't they leave well alone, etc., etc.
*** Which actually demonstrates a subversion of this trope. Douglas Adams story-edited one season of ''Series/DoctorWho'', and it's considered to be one of the worst seasons of the series. However it contained City Of Death, which is considered to be one of the best episodes of either incarnation of the series. Yet people tend to have a cheery view of the time Douglas Adams spent on Doctor Who.
** Classic Who can get this a lot. For example, a lot of people think the companions were one-dimensional women whose main quality was screaming a lot. However many companions had strong and interesting personalities and people basically just remember the worst moments and qualities of companions. The first adult female companion on the whole show was a strong yet feminine female character who used her brain, got her hands dirty and shared one of the most profound Doctor/companion relationships with her Doctor, one that [[TookALevelInKindness set the precedent for his entire personality]] as well as did horrible damage to his mental health when she left it.

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** The new madeover incarnation of ''Doctor Who'' attracts snark from a significant minority of older people who fondly remember the original 1960's and 1970's series. To them, the New Who is too glossy, soul-less, over-produced, evidently made for the bloody Americans, it was at its best in the Patrick Troughton/Tom Baker/Peter Davison Creator/PatrickTroughton[=/=]Creator/Tom Baker[=/=]Creator/PeterDavison years, why can't we have it back as it was before, yes we ''KNOW'' the aliens were risible and the sets wobbled, but it was so bloody ''good'', especially when Creator/DouglasAdams wrote the scripts, why didn't they leave well alone, etc., etc.
*** Which actually demonstrates a subversion of this trope. Douglas Adams story-edited one season of ''Series/DoctorWho'', and it's considered to be one of the worst seasons of the series. However it contained "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City Of Death, of Death]]", which is considered to be one of the best episodes of either incarnation of the series. Yet people tend to have a cheery view of the time Douglas Adams spent on Doctor Who.
''Doctor Who''.
** Classic Who ''Who'' can get this a lot. For example, a lot of people think the companions were one-dimensional women whose main quality was [[ScreamingWoman screaming a lot.lot]]. However many companions had strong and interesting personalities and people basically just remember the worst moments and qualities of companions. The first adult female companion on the whole show was a strong yet feminine female character who used her brain, got her hands dirty and shared one of the most profound Doctor/companion relationships with her Doctor, one that [[TookALevelInKindness set the precedent for his entire personality]] as well as did horrible damage to his mental health when she left it.



* In ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "One Breath", Melissa Scully calls Mulder out for doing this while trying to convince him to go to the hospital to see Dana, who is dying:

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* In ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "One Breath", "[[Recap/TheXFilesS02E08OneBreath One Breath]]", Melissa Scully calls Mulder out for doing this while trying to convince him to go to the hospital to see Dana, who is dying:



* There are lot of bands who made a career out of writing gloomy, depressing or melancholic lyrics. Especially in the ''goth'' genre.

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* There are lot of bands who made a career out of writing gloomy, depressing or melancholic lyrics. Especially in the ''goth'' {{Goth}} genre.



* ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'', as expected with a name like that. Posts daily to rip on the newspaper funnies. Notable in that as rough as it is on comics as a whole, it has managed to establish good relationships with the creators of many of these comics, especially Bob Weber Jr. of ''Slylock Fox'' and the late Al Scaduto of ''They'll Do It Every Time''. Also notable in that it occasionally does praise elements of the comics that it normally mocks. Occasionally.
** He has even been referenced within said comics. Such as one of his running gags being on a T-Shirt in "Archie", and outright insulted by the (late) creator of "Crock", and was (In a more affectionate way) featured as a criminal standing trial in "Jumble"

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* ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'', as expected with a name like that. Posts daily to rip on the newspaper funnies. Notable in that as rough as it is on comics as a whole, it has managed to establish good relationships with the creators of many of these comics, especially Bob Weber Jr. of ''Slylock Fox'' ''ComicStrip/SlylockFox'' and the late Al Scaduto of ''They'll Do It Every Time''. Also notable in that it occasionally does praise elements of the comics that it normally mocks. Occasionally.
** He has even been referenced within said comics. Such as one of his running gags being on a T-Shirt in "Archie", ''[[Franchse/ArchieComics Archie]]'', and outright insulted by the (late) creator of "Crock", ''Crock'', and was (In a more affectionate way) featured as a criminal standing trial in "Jumble" ''Jumble''.



** Unfortunately for Noah this has backfired, as he tends to get viewed as a {{Troll}} even when he's offering an honest (if negative) opinion. When he went on Twitter to say he didn't like ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods,'' Creator/JossWhedon fans jumped on him, assuming he was specifically trying to screw with them.
*** Noah himself has remarked that his reputation as a FanHater comes from people doing this to ''him'', taking statements like "I didn't care for this" and interpreting it as "This sucks and so does anything who likes it". He's outright admitted that he can't enjoy things like ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' as much as he'd like because of his own personal hang-ups, and said that he tried to give KristenStewart a fair chance but she just annoys the hell out of him and he doesn't think she's that good an actress.

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** Unfortunately for Noah this has backfired, as he tends to get viewed as a {{Troll}} even when he's offering an honest (if negative) opinion. When he went on Twitter Website/{{Twitter}} to say he didn't like ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods,'' Creator/JossWhedon fans jumped on him, assuming he was specifically trying to screw with them.
*** Noah himself has remarked that his reputation as a FanHater comes from people doing this to ''him'', taking statements like "I didn't care for this" and interpreting it as "This sucks and so does anything anyone who likes it". He's outright admitted that he can't enjoy things like ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' as much as he'd like because of his own personal hang-ups, and said that he tried to give KristenStewart Creator/KristenStewart a fair chance but she just annoys the hell out of him and he doesn't think she's that good an actress.



* WebVideo/JesuOtaku, similar to Spoony, often takes controversial opinions (believing the eponymous character of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is a DesignatedHero and a "cunt" comparable to Anakin Skywalker in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels, declaring WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} on the level of Nick Jr., celebrating ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice's'' cancellation, and general vitriol directed at fanbases he dislikes) and runs with them. Unlike Spoony, he has a genuine dislike of what he makes fun of.

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* WebVideo/JesuOtaku, similar to Spoony, often takes controversial opinions (believing the eponymous character of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is a DesignatedHero and a "cunt" comparable to Anakin Skywalker in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels, declaring WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' on the level of Nick Jr., celebrating ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice's'' cancellation, and general vitriol directed at fanbases he dislikes) and runs with them. Unlike Spoony, he has a genuine dislike of what he makes fun of.



* ''Website/{{Cracked}}.com's'' articles consist mainly (but, of course, not completely) of movie bashings, doomsday scenarios and explanations of "Why Good Thing X is actually a very Bad Thing". Ironically the other half is exactly the opposite of this, gushing stories about how awesome the world is.

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* ''Website/{{Cracked}}.com's'' articles consist mainly (but, of course, not completely) of movie bashings, doomsday scenarios and explanations of "Why Good Thing X is actually a very Bad Thing". Ironically the other half is exactly the opposite of this, gushing stories about [[TheWorldIsJustAwesome how awesome the world is.is]].



* The [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ animation news site]] Blog/CartoonBrew tends to do this a lot, especially with anything Disney or Dreamworks. This borders on FanDumb territory with the article bashing ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' for using a parody of the double rainbow, conveniently forgetting the time ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' parodied the same exact video in an ad.

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* The [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ animation news site]] Blog/CartoonBrew tends to do this a lot, especially with anything Disney from Creator/{{Disney}} or Dreamworks.Creator/DreamworksAnimation. This borders on FanDumb territory with the article bashing ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' for using a parody of the double rainbow, conveniently forgetting the time ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' parodied the same exact video in an ad.



* [[http://screamsheet.wordpress.com The Screamsheet]] has a lot of this trope, especially if the site owner gets talking about Creator/DavidLynch, ''Highlander'', or bad comics in general. He has apparently made more of an attempt to give credit where it is due and focus on the positive aspects of the things he discusses, but still does plenty of ranting and raving.

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* [[http://screamsheet.wordpress.com The Screamsheet]] has a lot of this trope, especially if the site owner gets talking about Creator/DavidLynch, ''Highlander'', ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'', or bad comics in general. He has apparently made more of an attempt to give credit where it is due and focus on the positive aspects of the things he discusses, but still does plenty of ranting and raving.



* DownloadableContent. It's the modern ExpansionPack and it is well received for those that want to get some more content to their favorite game(s). But you wouldn't know that with all the InternetBackdraft on it, with quite a few claiming them; regardless of the actual content, as "overpriced cash cows hidden on the disc waiting to be unlocked."
** Keep in mind, these complaints were flowing freely ''before'' Capcom did one of their infamous moves [[note]] Capcom during the release of Street Fighter 4, caught some infamy when hackers found out that all DLC was already on disc and had to be purchased to unlocked, serving as a money based DoubleUnlock. This has become slightly more frequent with certain games now, but not by much [[/note]].

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* DownloadableContent. It's the modern ExpansionPack and it is well received for those that who want to get some more content to their favorite game(s). But you wouldn't know that with all the InternetBackdraft on it, with quite a few claiming them; regardless of the actual content, as "overpriced cash cows hidden on the disc waiting to be unlocked."
** Keep in mind, these complaints were flowing freely ''before'' Capcom Creator/{{Capcom}} did one of their infamous moves [[note]] Capcom during the release of Street Fighter 4, ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', caught some infamy when hackers found out that all DLC was already on disc and had to be purchased to unlocked, serving as a money based DoubleUnlock. This has become slightly more frequent with certain games now, but not by much [[/note]].



** Creator/SiliconKnights get this to a smaller scale, though they still exemplify this trope beautifully. Essentially, after they [[DevelopmentHell took years]] to make [[TooHuman a game]] that ended up as, not bad, not cap, just SoOkayItsAverage. Then, their next game project ''VideoGame/XMenDestiny'' was announced, and about three quarters of any discussion was over exaggerations about the game was instead about how SK are incompetent idiots who take too long to make crap games and that Too Human was shit and therefore so will Destiny be, while the remaining quarter was split between actual talk about the game, and people having to point out SK ''have'' made decent, if few, games in the past, and that Too Human wasn't that bad. The game itself ended up being released on time, to mediocre reviews, though official forums seemed to think it was decent, if short and not very groundbreaking.

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** Creator/SiliconKnights get this to a smaller scale, though they still exemplify this trope beautifully. Essentially, after they [[DevelopmentHell took years]] to make [[TooHuman ''VideoGame/TooHuman'', a game]] game that ended up as, not bad, not cap, just SoOkayItsAverage. Then, their next game project ''VideoGame/XMenDestiny'' was announced, and about three quarters of any discussion was over exaggerations about the game was instead about how SK are incompetent idiots who take too long to make crap games and that Too Human ''Too Human'' was shit and therefore so will Destiny ''Destiny'' be, while the remaining quarter was split between actual talk about the game, and people having to point out SK ''have'' made decent, if few, games in the past, and that Too Human ''Too Human'' wasn't that bad. The game itself ended up being released on time, to mediocre reviews, though official forums seemed to think it was decent, if short and not very groundbreaking.



* Anything released by Activision and VideoGame/ElectronicArts now. Mainly because most of what you see from either publisher is their well-over-known games, like ''Call of Duty'' or ''Battlefield.'' That and because both publishers have been known to have incredibly pricy downloadable content, because MoneyDearBoy.

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* Anything released by Activision Creator/{{Activision}} and VideoGame/ElectronicArts Creator/ElectronicArts now. Mainly because most of what you see from either publisher is their well-over-known games, like ''Call of Duty'' ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' or ''Battlefield.'' ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}''. That and because both publishers have been known to have incredibly pricy downloadable content, because MoneyDearBoy.



* WebVideo/AitorMolinaVs the first episode of Manga/{{Bleach}}.
** UpToEleven when he talks about [[VeteALaVersh Darkar]] or Elrubius.
* WebVideo/NonBronyCommentary: Baglady really, really hates MLP.

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* WebVideo/AitorMolinaVs ''WebVideo/AitorMolinaVs'' the first episode of Manga/{{Bleach}}.
''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
** UpToEleven when he talks about [[VeteALaVersh [[WebAnimation/VeteALaVersh Darkar]] or Elrubius.
* WebVideo/NonBronyCommentary: ''WebVideo/NonBronyCommentary'': Baglady really, really hates MLP.''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.



* In ''LetsPlay/LetsDrownOut'' Grand Theft Auto', Gabriel stated that he did not trust Yahtzee's ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' reviews due to its cynical nature, which Yahtzee admitted that it was a bit of an exaggeration and stated that he likes ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' to prove said statement.

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* In ''LetsPlay/LetsDrownOut'' Grand Theft Auto', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', Gabriel stated that he did not trust Yahtzee's ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' reviews due to its cynical nature, which Yahtzee admitted that it was a bit of an exaggeration and stated that he likes ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' to prove said statement.



Is that all? They didn't even mention my favourite show!

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[[TheStinger Is that all? all?]] [[HypocriticalHumor They didn't even mention my favourite show!show!]]
2nd Jun '16 1:04:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* OlderThanFeudalism: The Greek playwright {{Aristophanes}} was pretty fond of this, too, ruthlessly satirizing the philosophers and politicians of his day.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: The Greek playwright {{Aristophanes}} Creator/{{Aristophanes}} was pretty fond of this, too, ruthlessly satirizing the philosophers and politicians of his day.
10th Apr '16 3:29:57 PM aye_amber
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* World Famous Flea Market, hosted by "Hot" Johnny August and Ross "I'm Drunk" Vegas, is a youtube series that does this to backyard and extra-cheap indy "wrestling" matches. They rarely have anything good to say about the matches they show, and often come to regret it when they do. They also mock Wrestling/ScottHall in the form of a drinking game called "Drinking With The Bad Guy", in which you take shots after certain moments, such as working the wrong (in this case right) side of the opponent, which is accompanied by a voice clip of Scott Hall going "Hey Yo".

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* World Famous Flea Market, hosted by "Hot" Johnny August and Ross "I'm Drunk" Vegas, is a youtube series that does this to backyard and extra-cheap indy "wrestling" matches. They rarely have anything good to say about the matches they show, and often come to regret it when they do. They also mock Wrestling/ScottHall in the form of a drinking game called "Drinking With The with the Bad Guy", Guy," in which you take shots after certain moments, such as working the wrong (in this case right) side of the opponent, which is accompanied by a voice clip of Scott Hall going "Hey Yo".Yo."



** Keep in mind, these complaints were flowing freely ''before'' Capcom did one of their infamous moves [[note]]Capcom during the release of Street Fighter 4, caught some infamy when hackers found out that all DLC was already on disc and had to be purchased to unlocked, serving as a money based DoubleUnlock. This has become slightly more frequent with certain games now, but not by much[[/note]].
* In an in-universe and comedic example, Francis from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', who will proclaim [[MadLibsCatchPhrase "I hate (blank)!"]] several times throughout the game. The list of things he actually likes includes vests, steam, Jimmy Gibbs Jr.'s stock car, Music/DepecheMode, and Rochelle from the second game. The list of things he hates is...[[http://left4dead.wikia.com/wiki/Francis#Hatred_of_Everything considerably larger.]]

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** Keep in mind, these complaints were flowing freely ''before'' Capcom did one of their infamous moves [[note]]Capcom [[note]] Capcom during the release of Street Fighter 4, caught some infamy when hackers found out that all DLC was already on disc and had to be purchased to unlocked, serving as a money based DoubleUnlock. This has become slightly more frequent with certain games now, but not by much[[/note]].
much [[/note]].
* In an in-universe and comedic example, Francis from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', ''VideoGame/Left4Dead,'' who will proclaim [[MadLibsCatchPhrase "I hate (blank)!"]] several times throughout the game. The list of things he actually likes includes vests, steam, Jimmy Gibbs Jr.'s stock car, Music/DepecheMode, and Rochelle from the second game. The list of things he hates is...[[http://left4dead.wikia.com/wiki/Francis#Hatred_of_Everything considerably larger.]]



** Creator/SiliconKnights get this to a smaller scale, though they still exemplify this trope beautifully. Essentially, after they [[DevelopmentHell took years]] to make [[TooHuman a game]] that ended up as, not bad, not cap, just SoOkayItsAverage. Then, their next game project ''VideoGame/XMenDestiny'' was announced, and about three quarters of any discussion was over exaggeration about the game was instead about how SK are incompetent idiots who take too long to make crap games and that Too Human was shit and therefore so will Destiny be, while the remaining quarter was split between actual talk about the game, and people having to point out SK ''have'' made decent, if few, games in the past, and that Too Human wasn't that bad. The game itself ended up being released on time, to mediocre reviews, though official forums seemed to think it was decent, if short and not very groundbreaking.

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** Creator/SiliconKnights get this to a smaller scale, though they still exemplify this trope beautifully. Essentially, after they [[DevelopmentHell took years]] to make [[TooHuman a game]] that ended up as, not bad, not cap, just SoOkayItsAverage. Then, their next game project ''VideoGame/XMenDestiny'' was announced, and about three quarters of any discussion was over exaggeration exaggerations about the game was instead about how SK are incompetent idiots who take too long to make crap games and that Too Human was shit and therefore so will Destiny be, while the remaining quarter was split between actual talk about the game, and people having to point out SK ''have'' made decent, if few, games in the past, and that Too Human wasn't that bad. The game itself ended up being released on time, to mediocre reviews, though official forums seemed to think it was decent, if short and not very groundbreaking.
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