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Marcus Sparacio is Armake21 (now known as Marc0, previously known as NicotineAlien and theWasteOTime), (once) a CausticCritic of video games for the {{NES}}. Marc0 made himself known when he went up against The Game Boys, a group on youtube who are now known as Freeze Cracker, having slammed them publicly. He would eventually start reviewing video games in September 2006 with his "Games That Suck" series. Armake21 was one of the foremost of the glut of video game reviewers to come about after the success of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd. Nowadays, however, he hosts a VideoReviewShow called "Context Sensitive", where he reviews modern titles for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

He was also a big inspiration for WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment back when Spoony was starting out.

His current Website/YouTube account can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheWaste0Time here]]. His old account was deleted. He's back now doing a series called Marc0 plays. He's also recently gone back to his roots of playing retro games, and replaying some that he'd originally reviewed, such as Total Recall.

[[folder:Games that had been reviewed or discussed (In No Particular Order)]]
* ''Total Recall''
* ''Treasure Master''
* ''Dr. Chaos''
* ''Action 52''
* ''Nerf Arena Blast''
* ''Jaws''
* ''Dragon Power''
* ''Bomberman: Act Zero''
* ''Widget''
* ''Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing''
* ''Batman: Vengeance
* ''Wurm''
* ''Demon Sword''
* ''Quatro Adventure''
* ''Gilligan's Island''
* ''Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire''
* ''Adventures in The Magic Kingdom''
* WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Zombie Ninja Pro-Am
* ''Kendo Rage''
[[/folder]]
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!!Armake21 provides examples of:
* AffectionateParody: Armake21 was being compared to the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]] an awful lot. So he spends the first half of his review on Ghostbusters 2 for NES acting like the nerd and even dressed up as him.
* CatchPhrase: "Avoid it like the fucking plague!"
* CausticCritic: Surprisingly averted at some points where he was more forgiving towards negatively viewed games such as ''VideoGame/VampireRain'' and ''Videogame/AloneInTheDark2008'' for X-Box 360, to the point of giving them a little more praise.
* CelebrityIsOverrated: Has gone on record as saying that he doesn't miss the days of his booming popularity, as it took a toll on his life and personality, and that he's comfortable with just having a more underground following on Youtube.
* ClusterFBomb: Especially prevalent in his earliest reviews.
* ContentWarnings: There was a time where Marc0 had his content warnings in some of his videos because he received complaints from some parents of younger viewers watching his videos.
** During a live stream, Marc0 talked about talking to a child's mother during a game of Rainbow Six Vegas and telling her why her young child really shouldn't be playing M rated games.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Marc0 previously did a series called: ''Games that '''Suck''' '', ''Games that '''Rock''' '', and '' '''Strange''' Games''
* FourPointScale: There was a point of time where Marc0 decided to introduce a rating scale, but later decided against reusing it, thinking that reviews cannot be measured.
* FromBadToWorse: In his VideoGame/BombermanActZero review, he quickly warns you at the end that "the shit hits the fan." He wasn't kidding...
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: At the end of his Games That Suck Apocalypse movie, he discovered that his once-finished review of ''Deadly Towers'' was lost thanks to a software crash. His highly requested review. He reacted as you would expect from this trope.
** The ending to his Quatro Adventure movie also garnered a similar reaction from him.
** In the end of his VideoGame/BombermanActZero review, he goes from this to UnstoppableRage after reaching '''level 89''' and '''dying.''' Oh and there is no way to continue your progress. He gave the game exactly what it deserved.
* HairTriggerTemper: And ''how''.
* {{Improv}}: Marc0 does this for nearly all of his videos, and does it well.
* ItsBeenDone: Marc0 doesn't really criticize the game because it's like certain other games, but he does criticize them if they copy the concept, but not how good it is. Like Renegade being a Double Dragon clone and somehow being so much worse.
** Marc0 went on record to mention that [=WizWar100=] beat him to reviewing both Deadly Towers and Predator for the NES, and mentioned that the Predator review was especially good, and done way better than he hoped to accomplish.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Due to losing THREE accounts and Marcus' refusal to reupload the videos himself, his reviews are posted on various sites and Website/YouTube channels.
* LostForever: Many videos from his second account [=NicotineAlien=] are impossible to find now. This included his well received DarkMessiah LetsPlay. [[HateDom You can thank some unfair flack for that one.]]
* MandatoryUnRetirement: Invoked. After abandoning and calling off the character, Armake, for the longest time and had no desire to make more game reviews, he suddenly decided to do one more "Games That Suck" video after playing VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines. Needless to say, there was much rejoicing among his fanbase.
* OldShame: For some reason, he absolutely hates his old videos, and refuses to reupload any of them no matter how many times he's asked.
* OrphanedSeries: On multiple occasions he never finishes reviews or LetsPlay's that he starts. Including Fallout 3, Killzone 2, Alone in the Dark (2008), and Neverwinter Nights 2. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since his LetsPlay of NWN 2 stopped due to the game not running or recording properly.
* ScheduleSlip: Has happened on several occasions; most notably with "Armake21 vs. Action 52", which suffered a delay of ''nearly a year and a half'' for numerous reasons.
* SeriousBusiness: His clash with the IrateGamer, to both him and his fans.
* ShoutOut: The (lesser-known) second part of his infamous Irate Gamer rant, where he gave praise to other reviewers such as ''WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd'' and ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment''.
** In return, WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd made a [[AffectionateParody response video as a joke to shout out right back to Armake21]]. [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], likewise, referenced Armake21 on a couple of occasions.
** At some point, he has mentioned that WebVideo/PlayItBogart was his biggest inspiration.
* TakeThat: His (now infamous) rant against the IrateGamer.
** Before that though, he does have a habit of talking back at the AVGN fans who constantly compare him with the AVGN. He even decided to parody the nerd to show how baseless the comparisons are. For the record, he does highly respect Creator/JamesRolfe to the point of standing up for him against the Irate Gamer.
** He also did a rant about the infamous Chadwarden 'PS Triple' video, which he didn't know was a StealthParody. Later on, he admitted that Chad fooled him good.
** He also has ''very'' strong opinions on video game reviewers in general (especially "mainstream" ones) as well as the state of the game industry. Though he's also gone out of the way to put a "take with a pinch of salt" disclaimer on his views.
** There was a time where he was streaming, got drunk and invoked this trope towards Spoony. Though he may not have meant it.
** He also had his share of FanDumb, and did take a shot at them every now and then, especially to the ones that really want him to release video game reviews consistently. One of his few responses includes making a video showing how difficult releasing his kind of game reviews can be. That and [[RealityEnsues he does have a life.]]
* TheCameo: WebVideo/UrinatingTree had a voice role in his VideoGame/{{Halo3}} review.
* TheMovie: Games That Suck: Apocalypse NES, and Quatro Adventure are edited and treated like mini-films.
** Armake21 vs Action 52 was planned to be this as well. See WhatCouldHaveBeen below.
* ToiletHumour: Marc0 ended his strong review of Bomberman Act: Zero by peeing on it.
** Rumor has it that he [[{{Squick}} literally pissed on it.]]
* UnstoppableRage: Goes into this at times, though [[spoiler: VideoGame/BombermanActZero takes the cake as he got so angry, he beats up the case and disc, before finally peeing on it.]]
* VideoReviewShow
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Marc0 has intended to release Armake21 vs Action52 as a movie, but due to various of reasons that lead to DevelopmentHell. Eventually, he would release it as a multi-part game review.
** There were other videos he intended to start or finish on (such as a review of Killer7), which never came to light.
** He was originally going to open a website with the help of some friends of his, similar to the likes of ThatGuyWithTheGlasses with youtube reviewers. It never came to fruition.
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Marcus Sparacio is Armake21 (now known as Marc0, previously known as NicotineAlien and theWasteOTime), (once) a CausticCritic of video games for the {{NES}}. Marc0 made himself known when he went up against The Game Boys, a group on youtube who are now known as Freeze Cracker, having slammed them publicly. He would eventually start reviewing video games in September 2006 with his "Games That Suck" series. Armake21 was one of the foremost of the glut of video game reviewers to come about after the success of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd. Nowadays, however, he hosts a VideoReviewShow called "Context Sensitive", where he reviews modern titles for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

He was also a big inspiration for WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment back when Spoony was starting out.

His current Website/YouTube account can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheWaste0Time here]]. His old account was deleted. He's back now doing a series called Marc0 plays. He's also recently gone back to his roots of playing retro games, and replaying some that he'd originally reviewed, such as Total Recall.

[[folder:Games that had been reviewed or discussed (In No Particular Order)]]
* ''Total Recall''
* ''Treasure Master''
* ''Dr. Chaos''
* ''Action 52''
* ''Nerf Arena Blast''
* ''Jaws''
* ''Dragon Power''
* ''Bomberman: Act Zero''
* ''Widget''
* ''Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing''
* ''Batman: Vengeance
* ''Wurm''
* ''Demon Sword''
* ''Quatro Adventure''
* ''Gilligan's Island''
* ''Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire''
* ''Adventures in The Magic Kingdom''
* WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Zombie Ninja Pro-Am
* ''Kendo Rage''
[[/folder]]
----
!!Armake21 provides examples of:
* AffectionateParody: Armake21 was being compared to the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]] an awful lot. So he spends the first half of his review on Ghostbusters 2 for NES acting like the nerd and even dressed up as him.
* CatchPhrase: "Avoid it like the fucking plague!"
* CausticCritic: Surprisingly averted at some points where he was more forgiving towards negatively viewed games such as ''VideoGame/VampireRain'' and ''Videogame/AloneInTheDark2008'' for X-Box 360, to the point of giving them a little more praise.
* CelebrityIsOverrated: Has gone on record as saying that he doesn't miss the days of his booming popularity, as it took a toll on his life and personality, and that he's comfortable with just having a more underground following on Youtube.
* ClusterFBomb: Especially prevalent in his earliest reviews.
* ContentWarnings: There was a time where Marc0 had his content warnings in some of his videos because he received complaints from some parents of younger viewers watching his videos.
** During a live stream, Marc0 talked about talking to a child's mother during a game of Rainbow Six Vegas and telling her why her young child really shouldn't be playing M rated games.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Marc0 previously did a series called: ''Games that '''Suck''' '', ''Games that '''Rock''' '', and '' '''Strange''' Games''
* FourPointScale: There was a point of time where Marc0 decided to introduce a rating scale, but later decided against reusing it, thinking that reviews cannot be measured.
* FromBadToWorse: In his VideoGame/BombermanActZero review, he quickly warns you at the end that "the shit hits the fan." He wasn't kidding...
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: At the end of his Games That Suck Apocalypse movie, he discovered that his once-finished review of ''Deadly Towers'' was lost thanks to a software crash. His highly requested review. He reacted as you would expect from this trope.
** The ending to his Quatro Adventure movie also garnered a similar reaction from him.
** In the end of his VideoGame/BombermanActZero review, he goes from this to UnstoppableRage after reaching '''level 89''' and '''dying.''' Oh and there is no way to continue your progress. He gave the game exactly what it deserved.
* HairTriggerTemper: And ''how''.
* {{Improv}}: Marc0 does this for nearly all of his videos, and does it well.
* ItsBeenDone: Marc0 doesn't really criticize the game because it's like certain other games, but he does criticize them if they copy the concept, but not how good it is. Like Renegade being a Double Dragon clone and somehow being so much worse.
** Marc0 went on record to mention that [=WizWar100=] beat him to reviewing both Deadly Towers and Predator for the NES, and mentioned that the Predator review was especially good, and done way better than he hoped to accomplish.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Due to losing THREE accounts and Marcus' refusal to reupload the videos himself, his reviews are posted on various sites and Website/YouTube channels.
* LostForever: Many videos from his second account [=NicotineAlien=] are impossible to find now. This included his well received DarkMessiah LetsPlay. [[HateDom You can thank some unfair flack for that one.]]
* MandatoryUnRetirement: Invoked. After abandoning and calling off the character, Armake, for the longest time and had no desire to make more game reviews, he suddenly decided to do one more "Games That Suck" video after playing VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines. Needless to say, there was much rejoicing among his fanbase.
* OldShame: For some reason, he absolutely hates his old videos, and refuses to reupload any of them no matter how many times he's asked.
* OrphanedSeries: On multiple occasions he never finishes reviews or LetsPlay's that he starts. Including Fallout 3, Killzone 2, Alone in the Dark (2008), and Neverwinter Nights 2. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since his LetsPlay of NWN 2 stopped due to the game not running or recording properly.
* ScheduleSlip: Has happened on several occasions; most notably with "Armake21 vs. Action 52", which suffered a delay of ''nearly a year and a half'' for numerous reasons.
* SeriousBusiness: His clash with the IrateGamer, to both him and his fans.
* ShoutOut: The (lesser-known) second part of his infamous Irate Gamer rant, where he gave praise to other reviewers such as ''WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd'' and ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment''.
** In return, WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd made a [[AffectionateParody response video as a joke to shout out right back to Armake21]]. [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], likewise, referenced Armake21 on a couple of occasions.
** At some point, he has mentioned that WebVideo/PlayItBogart was his biggest inspiration.
* TakeThat: His (now infamous) rant against the IrateGamer.
** Before that though, he does have a habit of talking back at the AVGN fans who constantly compare him with the AVGN. He even decided to parody the nerd to show how baseless the comparisons are. For the record, he does highly respect Creator/JamesRolfe to the point of standing up for him against the Irate Gamer.
** He also did a rant about the infamous Chadwarden 'PS Triple' video, which he didn't know was a StealthParody. Later on, he admitted that Chad fooled him good.
** He also has ''very'' strong opinions on video game reviewers in general (especially "mainstream" ones) as well as the state of the game industry. Though he's also gone out of the way to put a "take with a pinch of salt" disclaimer on his views.
** There was a time where he was streaming, got drunk and invoked this trope towards Spoony. Though he may not have meant it.
** He also had his share of FanDumb, and did take a shot at them every now and then, especially to the ones that really want him to release video game reviews consistently. One of his few responses includes making a video showing how difficult releasing his kind of game reviews can be. That and [[RealityEnsues he does have a life.]]
* TheCameo: WebVideo/UrinatingTree had a voice role in his VideoGame/{{Halo3}} review.
* TheMovie: Games That Suck: Apocalypse NES, and Quatro Adventure are edited and treated like mini-films.
** Armake21 vs Action 52 was planned to be this as well. See WhatCouldHaveBeen below.
* ToiletHumour: Marc0 ended his strong review of Bomberman Act: Zero by peeing on it.
** Rumor has it that he [[{{Squick}} literally pissed on it.]]
* UnstoppableRage: Goes into this at times, though [[spoiler: VideoGame/BombermanActZero takes the cake as he got so angry, he beats up the case and disc, before finally peeing on it.]]
* VideoReviewShow
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Marc0 has intended to release Armake21 vs Action52 as a movie, but due to various of reasons that lead to DevelopmentHell. Eventually, he would release it as a multi-part game review.
** There were other videos he intended to start or finish on (such as a review of Killer7), which never came to light.
** He was originally going to open a website with the help of some friends of his, similar to the likes of ThatGuyWithTheGlasses with youtube reviewers. It never came to fruition.
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9th Nov '13 4:23:19 PM AngelHalo
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** During a live stream, Marc0 talked about talking to a child's mother during a game of VideoGame/RainbowSixVegas and telling her why her young child really shouldn't be playing M rated games. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny That's pretty amusing that a foul mouth video game critic to talk to a parent as to why their son shouldn't play M rated games.]]

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** During a live stream, Marc0 talked about talking to a child's mother during a game of VideoGame/RainbowSixVegas Rainbow Six Vegas and telling her why her young child really shouldn't be playing M rated games. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny That's pretty amusing that a foul mouth video game critic to talk to a parent as to why their son shouldn't play M rated games.]]
9th Nov '13 4:21:34 PM AngelHalo
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* ContentWarnings: There was a time where Marc0 had his content warnings in some of his videos because he received complaints from some parents of younger viewers watching his videos.
** During a live stream, Marc0 talked about talking to a child's mother during a game of VideoGame/RainbowSixVegas and telling her why her young child really shouldn't be playing M rated games. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny That's pretty amusing that a foul mouth video game critic to talk to a parent as to why their son shouldn't play M rated games.]]



* FromBadToWorse: In his VideoGame/BombermanActZero review, he quickly warns you at the end that "the shit hits the fan." He wasn't kidding...



** In the end of his VideoGame/BombermanActZero review, he goes from this to UnstoppableRage after reaching '''level 98''' and '''dying.''' Oh and there is no way to continue your progress. He gave the game exactly what it deserved.

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** In the end of his VideoGame/BombermanActZero review, he goes from this to UnstoppableRage after reaching '''level 98''' 89''' and '''dying.''' Oh and there is no way to continue your progress. He gave the game exactly what it deserved.
9th Nov '13 4:16:06 PM AngelHalo
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* FourPointScale: There was a point of time where Marc0 decided to introduce a rating scale, but later decided against reusing it, thinking that reviews cannot be measured.



* ToiletHumour: Marc0 ended his strong review of Bomberman Act: Zero by [[spoiler: peeing on it.]]
* UnstoppableRage: Goes into this at times, though [[spoiler: Bomberman Act: Zero takes the cake as he got so angry, he beats up the case and disc, before finally peeing on it.]]

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* ToiletHumour: Marc0 ended his strong review of Bomberman Act: Zero by [[spoiler: peeing on it.
** Rumor has it that he [[{{Squick}} literally pissed on
it.]]
* UnstoppableRage: Goes into this at times, though [[spoiler: Bomberman Act: Zero VideoGame/BombermanActZero takes the cake as he got so angry, he beats up the case and disc, before finally peeing on it.]]
2nd Nov '13 12:52:19 AM AngelHalo
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** At some point, he has mentioned that WebVideo/PlayItBogart was his biggest inspiration.
30th Oct '13 10:24:57 AM AngelHalo
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* MandatoryUnRetirement: Armake decided to do one more "Games That Suck" video after playing VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines. Needless to say, there was much rejoicing among his fanbase.

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* MandatoryUnRetirement: Armake Invoked. After abandoning and calling off the character, Armake, for the longest time and had no desire to make more game reviews, he suddenly decided to do one more "Games That Suck" video after playing VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines. VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines. Needless to say, there was much rejoicing among his fanbase.



* OrphanedSeries: On multiple occasions he never finishes reviews or LetsPlay's that he starts. Including Fallout 3, Killzone 2, and Neverwinter Nights 2. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since his LetsPlay of NWN 2 stopped due to the game not running or recording properly.

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* OrphanedSeries: On multiple occasions he never finishes reviews or LetsPlay's that he starts. Including Fallout 3, Killzone 2, Alone in the Dark (2008), and Neverwinter Nights 2. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since his LetsPlay of NWN 2 stopped due to the game not running or recording properly.
28th Oct '13 12:44:46 PM AngelHalo
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* ItsBeenDone: Marc0 doesn't really criticize the game because it's like certain other games, but he does criticize them if they copy the concept, but not how good it is. Like Renegade being a Double Dragon clone and somehow being so much worse.
** Marc0 went on record to mention that [=WizWar100=] beat him to reviewing both Deadly Towers and Predator for the NES, and mentioned that the Predator review was especially good, and done way better than he hoped to accomplish.
28th Oct '13 12:04:50 PM AngelHalo
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* TheCameo: Main/UrinatingTree had a voice role in his VideoGame/{{Halo3}} review.

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* TheCameo: Main/UrinatingTree WebVideo/UrinatingTree had a voice role in his VideoGame/{{Halo3}} review.review.
* TheMovie: Games That Suck: Apocalypse NES, and Quatro Adventure are edited and treated like mini-films.
** Armake21 vs Action 52 was planned to be this as well. See WhatCouldHaveBeen below.
28th Oct '13 11:56:50 AM AngelHalo
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* TheCameo: Main/UrinatingTree had a voice role in his VideoGame/Halo3 review.

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* TheCameo: Main/UrinatingTree had a voice role in his VideoGame/Halo3 VideoGame/{{Halo3}} review.
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