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24th Mar '17 7:46:00 PM nombretomado
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* "Innovative," which gets dragged out whenever a game or peripheral uses an unconventional gimmick. They beat this horse particularly hard when the {{Wii}} and {{DS}} came out, but they learned their lesson when competing {{Waggle}}-devices were released.

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* "Innovative," which gets dragged out whenever a game or peripheral uses an unconventional gimmick. They beat this horse particularly hard when the {{Wii}} and {{DS}} UsefulNotes/{{DS}} came out, but they learned their lesson when competing {{Waggle}}-devices were released.
19th Mar '17 10:03:18 AM nombretomado
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** [[NeuroticallyYours Foamy The Squirrel]] railed against this during one of his famous rants.

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** [[NeuroticallyYours [[WebAnimation/NeuroticallyYours Foamy The Squirrel]] railed against this during one of his famous rants.
5th Mar '17 5:23:39 PM nombretomado
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** ''Discworld/EqualRites'' had a foreword reading "This book is not wacky. Only [[ILoveLucy dumb redheads in Fifties sitcoms]] are wacky. It isn't zany, either."

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** ''Discworld/EqualRites'' had a foreword reading "This book is not wacky. Only [[ILoveLucy [[Series/ILoveLucy dumb redheads in Fifties sitcoms]] are wacky. It isn't zany, either."
20th Feb '17 6:20:07 PM nombretomado
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* "I laughed. I cried. It was better than ''{{Cats}}''!" Fun fact: This is a MemeticMutation paraphrased from a 1980s ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit, in which a hypnotist entranced his audience to recommend his show to others.

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* "I laughed. I cried. It was better than ''{{Cats}}''!" ''Theatre/{{Cats}}''!" Fun fact: This is a MemeticMutation paraphrased from a 1980s ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit, in which a hypnotist entranced his audience to recommend his show to others.
1st Feb '17 11:20:03 PM jormis29
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* Expect sometimes-intentionally painful {{pun}}s and metaphors. For example, "''Earth'' is terra-ble" for ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', "This Cradle rocks!" for ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaiderTheCradleOfLife'', "scales the heights of filmmaking" for ''[[Film/OneHundredAndTwentySevenHours 127 Hours]]'' and "will keep you at the edge of your seat" for ''Film/EdgeOfDarkness''. That last one was used by three separate reviews.

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* Expect sometimes-intentionally painful {{pun}}s and metaphors. For example, "''Earth'' is terra-ble" for ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', "This Cradle rocks!" for ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaiderTheCradleOfLife'', "scales the heights of filmmaking" for ''[[Film/OneHundredAndTwentySevenHours 127 Hours]]'' and "will keep you at the edge of your seat" for ''Film/EdgeOfDarkness''.''Film/{{Edge of Darkness|2010}}''. That last one was used by three separate reviews.
10th Jan '17 6:50:24 PM nombretomado
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** [[LoadingReadyRun ENN]] had a segment about a robotic game reviewer that judged everything "compelling", which later became a tagline for the show.

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** [[LoadingReadyRun [[WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun ENN]] had a segment about a robotic game reviewer that judged everything "compelling", which later became a tagline for the show.
18th Nov '16 10:43:42 AM jtgibson
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* ''Extremely'' common contemporarily, any game which features either [[NintendoHard high difficulty]] or [[FinalDeath permanent death]] is now bandied about as a "{{Main/Roguelike}}" or "Rogueli''t''e", even if it has absolutely nothing in common with roleplaying games, the roguelike genre, or the original ''{{VideoGame/Rogue}}'' game.

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* ''Extremely'' common contemporarily, any game which features either [[NintendoHard high difficulty]] or [[FinalDeath permanent death]] is now bandied about as a "{{Main/Roguelike}}" or "Rogueli''t''e", even if it has absolutely nothing (else) in common with roleplaying games, the roguelike genre, or the original ''{{VideoGame/Rogue}}'' game.
18th Nov '16 10:42:37 AM jtgibson
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* ''Extremely'' common contemporarily, any game which features either [[NintendoHard high difficulty]] or [[FinalDeath permanent death]] is now bandied about as a "{{Main/Roguelike}}" or "Rogueli''t''e", even if it has absolutely nothing in common with roleplaying games, the roguelike genre, or the original ''{{VideoGame/Rogue}}'' game.
9th Aug '16 11:34:14 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* [[TemptingFate "The X Killer"]]. Remember ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'', which everyone said would be a "Halo killer"? [[AppealToObscurity No, of course not.]]

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* [[TemptingFate "The X Killer"]]. Remember ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'', which everyone said would be a "Halo "''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' killer"? [[AppealToObscurity No, of course not.]]
30th Jul '16 6:00:22 PM nombretomado
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** DaveBarry once claimed to have been [[LampshadeHanging "literally riveted to [his] seat, by literal rivets."]]

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** DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry once claimed to have been [[LampshadeHanging "literally riveted to [his] seat, by literal rivets."]]
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