History SeinfeldIsUnfunny / WebOriginal

10th Aug '17 5:59:51 AM StFan
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* TheAbridgedSeries phenomenon. When Creator/LittleKuriboh debuted ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', the format of re-editing a series into mini-episodes and the style of quirky, self-referential {{parody}} were fairly original and amusing, and while {{Gag Dub}}s were certainly not anything new, ''YGOTAS'' massively popularized them. Nowadays, there are so many imitators that neither the format nor the humor seem innovative anymore.
** Even then, the GagDub and AffectionateParody of many popular series [[OlderThanTheyThink was already a VERY old trope by the time [=LittleKuriboh=] started recording his voice over everything]]. With the advent (and subsequent popularization) of TheAbridgedSeries, old UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash movies like "Dragon Ball Z in a Nutshell" and "A Mile a Minute Star Wars" (both considered quite popular and humorous, which use many of the tropes that TheAbridgedSeries now use) now seem like imitators... of ''poorly done'' abridged series.
** ''WebAnimation/EvangelionReDeath'', being the UrExample of abridged series, was hit particularly hard by this trope. When it was first released in early 2000, it was quite the phenomenon, being regularly played at anime conventions and spawning numerous [[MemeticMutation memes]]. Now, its writing and voice acting are considered to be quite dry compared to the works of Creator/TeamFourStar (the only group whose works still maintain the level of popularity that ''[=ReDeath=]'' had), and many modern viewers find it hard to believe how big of a phenomenon this 30-minute short film was over a decade ago.
* UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash movies. Browse any website full of them and then point out how many cartoons that were "hot stuff" back when they were made now seem rather generic, loosely drawn, or poorly animated. Especially sites like Website/{{Newgrounds}}.
** Many of Newgrounds' Flash games suffer from this, as well. In a time where the site is full of much more complex games, looking back at a time of arcade-y shooting games can be rough for newer users. Stamper even mentions this in [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/130 the description]] of his 2000 game ''Street Life'', which was a top rated game at the time, telling new people that it's not worth playing by today's standards.
** Not to mention Newgrounds' SeriesMascot, VideoGame/{{Pico}}. His debut was the pinnacle of Flash 3 programming and was what put Newgrounds on the map. Nowadays, the animation is very low-quality, the gameplay is incredibly basic compared to what modern Actionscript can do, and the gratuitously M-rated content comes off as immature. Luckily, the characters themselves grew with the times.
** ''WebAnimation/{{Asdfmovie}}'' in particular was seen as fresh and new in its debut, since a Flash RapidFireComedy with SurrealHumor and a dose of BlackComedy had seldom been seen before, but now it's become ''very'' common in {{Web Original}}s and {{Web Animation}} due to its success. Mix this with a few {{Discredited Meme}}s and the fact that a majority of fans of this genre have seen it already, and it and similar works are cringeworthy to people it's shown to nowadays.
* WebAnimation/YouTubePoop even. Granted, some [[WebAnimation/YouTubePoop YTPs]] are still quite as funny today as they were back in mid 2007 when the fad was new (like where Link decides to toast spaghetti for dinner and HilarityEnsues), but some jokes have been used so much people may think "Oh, look at the use of the word 'Come', and Robotnik is saying something that sounds like Penis" when they view a few [[WebAnimation/YouTubePoop YTPs]] that came up with it.
** Some other early [[WebAnimation/YouTubePoop YTPs]] that were simply screwing around with Windows Movie Maker or other such effects also come off as boring today because we've ''only'' heard everything in G major by this point.

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* TheAbridgedSeries phenomenon. When Creator/LittleKuriboh debuted ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', the format of re-editing a series into mini-episodes and the style of quirky, self-referential {{parody}} were fairly original and amusing, and while {{Gag Dub}}s were certainly not anything new, ''YGOTAS'' massively popularized them. Nowadays, there are so many imitators that neither the format nor the humor seem innovative anymore.
** Even then, the GagDub and AffectionateParody of many popular series [[OlderThanTheyThink was already a VERY old trope by the time [=LittleKuriboh=] started recording his voice over everything]]. With the advent (and subsequent popularization) of TheAbridgedSeries, old UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash movies like "Dragon Ball Z in a Nutshell" and "A Mile a Minute Star Wars" (both considered quite popular and humorous, which use many of the tropes that TheAbridgedSeries now use) now seem like imitators... of ''poorly done'' abridged series.
** ''WebAnimation/EvangelionReDeath'', being the UrExample of abridged series, was hit particularly hard by this trope. When it was first released in early 2000, it was quite the phenomenon, being regularly played at anime conventions and spawning numerous [[MemeticMutation memes]]. Now, its writing and voice acting are considered to be quite dry compared to the works of Creator/TeamFourStar (the only group whose works still maintain the level of popularity that ''[=ReDeath=]'' had), and many modern viewers find it hard to believe how big of a phenomenon this 30-minute short film was over a decade ago.
* UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash movies. Browse any website full of them and then point out how many cartoons that were "hot stuff" back when they were made now seem rather generic, loosely drawn, or poorly animated. Especially sites like Website/{{Newgrounds}}.
** Many of Newgrounds' Flash games suffer from this, as well. In a time where the site is full of much more complex games, looking back at a time of arcade-y shooting games can be rough for newer users. Stamper even mentions this in [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/130 the description]] of his 2000 game ''Street Life'', which was a top rated game at the time, telling new people that it's not worth playing by today's standards.
** Not to mention Newgrounds' SeriesMascot, VideoGame/{{Pico}}. His debut was the pinnacle of Flash 3 programming and was what put Newgrounds on the map. Nowadays, the animation is very low-quality, the gameplay is incredibly basic compared to what modern Actionscript can do, and the gratuitously M-rated content comes off as immature. Luckily, the characters themselves grew with the times.
** ''WebAnimation/{{Asdfmovie}}'' in particular was seen as fresh and new in its debut, since a Flash RapidFireComedy with SurrealHumor and a dose of BlackComedy had seldom been seen before, but now it's become ''very'' common in {{Web Original}}s and {{Web Animation}} due to its success. Mix this with a few {{Discredited Meme}}s and the fact that a majority of fans of this genre have seen it already, and it and similar works are cringeworthy to people it's shown to nowadays.
* WebAnimation/YouTubePoop even. Granted, some [[WebAnimation/YouTubePoop YTPs]] are still quite as funny today as they were back in mid 2007 when the fad was new (like where Link decides to toast spaghetti for dinner and HilarityEnsues), but some jokes have been used so much people may think "Oh, look at the use of the word 'Come', and Robotnik is saying something that sounds like Penis" when they view a few [[WebAnimation/YouTubePoop YTPs]] that came up with it.
** Some other early [[WebAnimation/YouTubePoop YTPs]] that were simply screwing around with Windows Movie Maker or other such effects also come off as boring today because we've ''only'' heard everything in G major by this point.



* ''Machinima/DiaryOfACamper'' is a ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' movie, the first ''Quake'' demo with an actual plot beyond simple gameplay footage -- and the very first {{Machinima}} movie ever made, thus a launching point for an entire new form of art. Its success in the ''Quake'' community quickly spawned a lot of other movies from other people. Special websites for reviews of ''Quake'' movies cropped up soon. ...And ''Machinima/DiaryOfACamper'' nearly universally received very low scores there, due to how primitive it was compared to what came afterward.
** Not to mention, ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' was one of the most original uses of games at the time, helped to make {{Machinima}} popular, too. While still going strong, it doesn't look that new.



* The [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl That Guy With The Glasses One-Year Anniversary Brawl]]. At the time it was a complete secret what was going to happen, and just the sight of so many contributors in one room was absolutely mindblowing. And of course, now it looks downright primitive with the lack of any plot besides everyone fighting, and lasting only 20 minutes rather than the feature length extravaganzas of WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}, WebVideo/SuburbanKnights, and WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee. However, this proved unsustainable. With most of the big names leaving the site, many listing the experience of making those films as major reasons (it was fairly expensive for them to participate and they didn't get a piece of the sales, plus the general high stress involved in throwing such long productions together in a few days). The next year's special WebVideo/TheUncannyValley was just a collection of small shorts put together by different contributors, and afterwards they were abandoned altogether.

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* The [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl ''[[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl That Guy With The Glasses One-Year Anniversary Brawl]].Brawl]]''. At the time it was a complete secret what was going to happen, and just the sight of so many contributors in one room was absolutely mindblowing. And of course, now it looks downright primitive with the lack of any plot besides everyone fighting, and lasting only 20 minutes rather than the feature length feature-length extravaganzas of WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}, WebVideo/SuburbanKnights, ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'', and WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee.''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''. However, this proved unsustainable. With most of the big names leaving the site, many listing the experience of making those films as major reasons (it was fairly expensive for them to participate and they didn't get a piece of the sales, plus the general high stress involved in throwing such long productions together in a few days). The next year's special WebVideo/TheUncannyValley ''WebVideo/TheUncannyValley'' was just a collection of small shorts put together by different contributors, and afterwards they were abandoned altogether.



* Once upon a time, an ambitious user of ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'' made the first StylisticSuck movie from the program. Suddenly, ''everyone'' thought this was the only way to animate in ''Garry's Mod''. However, after some genuinely good uses of the program, most people started to see "Heavy flails his arms around and dies" videos as old-hat, or at least from a bygone era.
14th Jul '17 2:33:04 AM PsychicSlayerNatrium
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* Nintendo OldSchool Revolution can come off as this nowadays. Not only because the animation is really dated and looks horrendous even for the time, but also because half of the dialogue sounds like an overly whiny MoralGuardian complaining about how games [[InsaneTrollLogic "abandon great gameplay for shock value and perversion"]] in such a condescending manner that even most Nintendo fans would probably think is pretentious.
6th Jul '17 6:03:24 PM Shadoboy
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* {{Creepypasta}}s can fall into this too. Some stories were very original and genuinely creepy when they first came out, but when more and more copycats attempt to use the same plot points (hyper-realistic blood!) they lose their edge and make the first stories look predictable.

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* {{Creepypasta}}s can fall into this too. Some stories were very original and genuinely creepy when they first came out, but when more and more copycats attempt to use the same plot points (hyper-realistic blood!) they lose their edge and make the first stories look predictable. A good example of a story hit by this trope is ''FanFic/SquidwardsSuicide'', on of the first "lost episode" stories.
25th Apr '17 4:08:53 AM GastonRabbit
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* An iTunes app was released of the Fairlight CMI Series II, a $100,000 machine invented in 1979 in Australia which is considered both one of the first major digital workstations and the first commercially available digital sampler. The app was designed by one of the Fairlight's inventors. Fairlights were used in TheEighties by many top artists with the cash to buy one[[labelnote:i.e.]]producer Trevor Horn (with Music/ArtOfNoise, ABC and Music/{{Yes}}), Music/{{Devo}}, Music/PaulMcCartney, Music/{{Erasure}}, Music/{{U2}}, Music/{{Queen}}, Music/StevieWonder, Music/FleetwoodMac, Music/ElvisCostello, Thomas Dolby, Howard Jones, Hall And Oates, Music/TheCars, Music/DefLeppard, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/PetShopBoys, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/HerbieHancock, Music/KateBush...[[/labelnote]]. In today's world, where $1,000 can get you a decent workstation that can wipe the floor with the Fairlight, the app is getting mixed reviews, partly on being seen as "generic" and "more of a toy."

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* An iTunes app was released of the Fairlight CMI Series II, a $100,000 machine invented in 1979 in Australia which is considered both one of the first major digital workstations and the first commercially available digital sampler. The app was designed by one of the Fairlight's inventors. Fairlights were used in TheEighties by many top artists with the cash to buy one[[labelnote:i.e.]]producer one[[labelnote:e.g.,]]producer Trevor Horn (with Music/ArtOfNoise, ABC and Music/{{Yes}}), Music/{{Devo}}, Music/PaulMcCartney, Music/{{Erasure}}, Music/{{U2}}, Music/{{Queen}}, Music/StevieWonder, Music/FleetwoodMac, Music/ElvisCostello, Thomas Dolby, Howard Jones, Hall And Oates, Music/TheCars, Music/DefLeppard, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/PetShopBoys, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/HerbieHancock, Music/KateBush...[[/labelnote]]. In today's world, where $1,000 can get you a decent workstation that can wipe the floor with the Fairlight, the app is getting mixed reviews, partly on being seen as "generic" and "more of a toy."



* {{Video Review Show}}s, especially ones that focus on acting angry and constant swearing (e.g., ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'', ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'', or ''WebVideo/TheIrateGamer''), have fallen into this. While the idea of critics isn't new, it became pretty popular to do angry video reviewing online. Nowadays, it's considered a dated trend since everyone has copied them, and many people consider the recent reviews of the people who originated the idea lost in a sea of imitators and mediocrity.

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* {{Video Review Show}}s, especially ones that focus on [[CausticCritic acting angry and constant swearing swearing]] (e.g., ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'', ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'', or ''WebVideo/TheIrateGamer''), have fallen into this. While the idea of critics isn't new, it became pretty popular to do angry video reviewing online. Nowadays, it's considered a dated trend since everyone has copied them, and many people consider the recent reviews of the people who originated the idea lost in a sea of imitators and mediocrity.
25th Apr '17 4:07:19 AM GastonRabbit
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** Not to mention Newgrounds' SeriesMascot, VideoGame/{{Pico}}. His debut was the pinnacle of Flash 3 programming and was what put Newgrounds on the map. Nowadays, the animation is very low quality, the game-play is incredibly basic compared to what modern Actionscript can do, and the gratuitously M-rated content comes off as immature. Luckily, the characters themselves grew with the times.

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** Not to mention Newgrounds' SeriesMascot, VideoGame/{{Pico}}. His debut was the pinnacle of Flash 3 programming and was what put Newgrounds on the map. Nowadays, the animation is very low quality, low-quality, the game-play gameplay is incredibly basic compared to what modern Actionscript can do, and the gratuitously M-rated content comes off as immature. Luckily, the characters themselves grew with the times.



* An {{iTunes}} app was released of the Fairlight CMI Series II, (a $100,000 machine invented in 1979 in Australia which is considered both one of the first major digital workstations and the first commercially available digital sampler.) The app was designed by one of the Fairlight's inventors. Fairlights were used in TheEighties by many top artists with the cash to buy one[[labelnote:i.e.]]producer Trevor Horn (with Music/ArtOfNoise, ABC and Music/{{Yes}}), Music/{{Devo}}, Music/PaulMcCartney, Music/{{Erasure}}, Music/{{U2}}, Music/{{Queen}}, Music/StevieWonder, Music/FleetwoodMac, Music/ElvisCostello, Thomas Dolby, Howard Jones, Hall And Oates, Music/TheCars, Music/DefLeppard, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/PetShopBoys, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/HerbieHancock, Music/KateBush...[[/labelnote]]. In today's world, where $1,000 can get you a decent workstation that can wipe the floor with the Fairlight, the app is getting mixed reviews, partly on being seen as "generic" and "more of a toy."

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* An {{iTunes}} iTunes app was released of the Fairlight CMI Series II, (a a $100,000 machine invented in 1979 in Australia which is considered both one of the first major digital workstations and the first commercially available digital sampler.) sampler. The app was designed by one of the Fairlight's inventors. Fairlights were used in TheEighties by many top artists with the cash to buy one[[labelnote:i.e.]]producer Trevor Horn (with Music/ArtOfNoise, ABC and Music/{{Yes}}), Music/{{Devo}}, Music/PaulMcCartney, Music/{{Erasure}}, Music/{{U2}}, Music/{{Queen}}, Music/StevieWonder, Music/FleetwoodMac, Music/ElvisCostello, Thomas Dolby, Howard Jones, Hall And Oates, Music/TheCars, Music/DefLeppard, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/PetShopBoys, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/HerbieHancock, Music/KateBush...[[/labelnote]]. In today's world, where $1,000 can get you a decent workstation that can wipe the floor with the Fairlight, the app is getting mixed reviews, partly on being seen as "generic" and "more of a toy."



* GeoCities. Think about it -- ''anyone'', even ''you'', can make their own site on this new, exciting "Internet" thing, and write anything they want, for the ''entire world'' to see! Geocities is the place where early Internet culture bloomed. Today, it's mainly remembered (and derided) as that deleted webhost with all the cheesy MIDI background tunes and ugly layouts.
* The [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl That Guy With The Glasses One-Year Anniversary Brawl]]. At the time it was a complete secret what was going to happen, and just the sight of so many contributors in one room was absolutely mindblowing. And of course, now it looks downright primitive with the lack of any plot besides everyone fighting, and lasting only 20 minutes rather than the feature length extravaganzas of {{WebVideo/Kickassia}}, WebVideo/SuburbanKnights, and WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee.
** However, this proved unsustainable. With most of the big names leaving the site, many listing the experience of making those films as major reasons (it was fairly expensive for them to participate and they didn't get a piece of the sales, plus the general high stress involved in throwing such long productions together in a few days). The next year's special WebVideo/TheUncannyValley was just a collection of small shorts put together by different contributors, and afterwards they were abandoned altogether.
* {{Video Review Show}}s, especially ones that focus on acting angry and constant swearing (i.e. ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'', ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'', ''WebVideo/TheIrateGamer'', etc), have fallen into this. While the idea of critics isn't new, it became pretty popular to do angry video reviewing online. Nowadays, it's considered a dated trend since everyone has copied them, and many people consider the recent reviews of the people who originated the idea lost in a sea of imitators and mediocrity.
* NumaNuma Dance, one of the first videos on Youtube to go Viral. Seen today, it's "just another fat guy dancing video". No. It's THE fat guy dancing video.
* {{Creepypasta}}s can fall into this too. Some stories were very original and genuinely creepy when they first came out, but when more and more copycats attempt to use the same plot points (Hyper-Realistic Blood!) they lose their edge and make the first stories look predictable.
** Many "[[WretchedHive Deep Web]]" horror stories are starting to develop this - a notable cliche is that every single person on the Deep Web will hack your camera and take a picture of you. Why this still happens despite the popularity of these stories on YouTube, people don't just [[FridgeLogic cover their webcams with a band-aid]]..
** Subverted with ''readings'' of {{Creepypasta}}s - many readings that were made in the early [[TheNewTens 10s]] are still watched today.

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* GeoCities. Website/GeoCities. Think about it -- ''anyone'', even ''you'', can make their own site on this new, exciting "Internet" thing, and write anything they want, for the ''entire world'' to see! Geocities [=GeoCities=] is the place where early Internet culture bloomed. Today, it's mainly remembered (and derided) as that deleted webhost web host with all the cheesy MIDI background tunes and ugly layouts.
* The [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl That Guy With The Glasses One-Year Anniversary Brawl]]. At the time it was a complete secret what was going to happen, and just the sight of so many contributors in one room was absolutely mindblowing. And of course, now it looks downright primitive with the lack of any plot besides everyone fighting, and lasting only 20 minutes rather than the feature length extravaganzas of {{WebVideo/Kickassia}}, WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}, WebVideo/SuburbanKnights, and WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee.
**
WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee. However, this proved unsustainable. With most of the big names leaving the site, many listing the experience of making those films as major reasons (it was fairly expensive for them to participate and they didn't get a piece of the sales, plus the general high stress involved in throwing such long productions together in a few days). The next year's special WebVideo/TheUncannyValley was just a collection of small shorts put together by different contributors, and afterwards they were abandoned altogether.
* {{Video Review Show}}s, especially ones that focus on acting angry and constant swearing (i.e. (e.g., ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'', ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'', ''WebVideo/TheIrateGamer'', etc), or ''WebVideo/TheIrateGamer''), have fallen into this. While the idea of critics isn't new, it became pretty popular to do angry video reviewing online. Nowadays, it's considered a dated trend since everyone has copied them, and many people consider the recent reviews of the people who originated the idea lost in a sea of imitators and mediocrity.
* NumaNuma Numa Numa Dance, one of the first videos on Youtube Website/YouTube to go Viral. Seen today, it's "just another fat guy dancing video". No. It's THE fat guy dancing video.
* {{Creepypasta}}s can fall into this too. Some stories were very original and genuinely creepy when they first came out, but when more and more copycats attempt to use the same plot points (Hyper-Realistic Blood!) (hyper-realistic blood!) they lose their edge and make the first stories look predictable.
** Many "[[WretchedHive Deep Web]]" horror stories are starting to develop this - -- a notable cliche is that every single person on the Deep Web will hack your camera and take a picture of you. Why this still happens despite the popularity of these stories on YouTube, [=YouTube=], people don't just [[FridgeLogic cover their webcams with a band-aid]]..
Band-Aid.
** Subverted with ''readings'' of {{Creepypasta}}s - -- many readings that were made in the early [[TheNewTens 10s]] are still watched today.



* In the very early days of online video game walkthroughs, a Website/GameFAQs user known as Kao Megura (whose real name was Chris [=MacDonald=]) was an absolute legend. He became famous for his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' FAQ, which was the game's first English walkthrough, and thus, the one most people clicked on when they looked it up- and besides that, it was very organized and well-written. He wrote many more guides in the same style, and gave lots of advice and assistance to other FAQ writers.... but since literally ''everyone'' used his ideas, there is no longer anything special about his guides. [=MacDonald=] died in 2004, so most gamers haven't even heard of him, even those who are very active in the [=GameFAQs=] community.
** [=GameFAQs=] in general, and other websites dedicated to written walkthroughs and cheatcodes, got hit hard with this with the rise of Youtube. Once it became popular to upload recorded gameplay online, gamers took to watching video walkthroughs instead of reading.
** Another blow to the written walkthrough format is the rise of wiki software, modeled on Wikipedia, which gave rise to every game (or game series) having its own dedicated wiki, with wikis of major titles offering far more information than even the most detailed written walkthroughs did.

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* In the very early days of online video game walkthroughs, a Website/GameFAQs user known as Kao Megura (whose real name was Chris [=MacDonald=]) was an absolute legend. He became famous for his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' FAQ, which was the game's first English walkthrough, and thus, the one most people clicked on when they looked it up- and besides that, it was very organized and well-written. He wrote many more guides in the same style, and gave lots of advice and assistance to other FAQ writers.... writers... but since literally ''everyone'' ''many'' others used his ideas, there is no longer anything special about his guides. [=MacDonald=] died in 2004, so most gamers haven't even heard of him, even those who are very active in the [=GameFAQs=] community.
** [=GameFAQs=] in general, and other websites dedicated to written walkthroughs and cheatcodes, cheat codes, got hit hard with this with the rise of Youtube. [=YouTube=]. Once it became popular to upload recorded gameplay online, gamers took to watching video walkthroughs instead of reading.
**
reading. Another blow to the written walkthrough format is the rise of wiki software, modeled on Wikipedia, which gave rise to every game (or game series) having its own dedicated wiki, with wikis of major titles offering far more information than even the most detailed written walkthroughs did.



* Website/ChuckNorrisFacts used to be one of the most memetic things on the internet, and their loose style made them endlessly adaptable to the MemeticBadass du jour. However, most people existing after 2007 or so actually react negatively to Chuck Norris Facts. This is partly because most MemeticBadass jokes are [[UpToEleven more]] [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter spectacular]] than Chuck Norris, though it's mostly because [[DiscreditedMeme everyone has already heard all the facts]].

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* Website/ChuckNorrisFacts used to be one of the most memetic things on the internet, Internet, and their loose style made them endlessly adaptable to the MemeticBadass du jour. However, most people existing after 2007 or so actually react negatively to Chuck Norris Facts. This is partly because most MemeticBadass jokes are [[UpToEleven more]] [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter spectacular]] than Chuck Norris, though it's mostly because [[DiscreditedMeme everyone has already heard all the facts]].



* WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms' schtick comes off as this, now that anyone can make regular ''six''-second videos on Website/{{Vine}}.

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* WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms' schtick shtick comes off as this, now that anyone can make regular ''six''-second videos on Website/{{Vine}}.
25th Apr '17 3:37:46 AM GastonRabbit
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** Many of Newgrounds' flash games suffer from this, as well. In a time where the site is full of much more complex games, looking back at a time of arcade-y shooting games can be rough for newer users. Stamper even mentions this in [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/130 the description]] of his 2000 game ''Street Life'', which was a top rated game at the time, telling new people that it's not worth playing by today's standards.

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** Many of Newgrounds' flash Flash games suffer from this, as well. In a time where the site is full of much more complex games, looking back at a time of arcade-y shooting games can be rough for newer users. Stamper even mentions this in [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/130 the description]] of his 2000 game ''Street Life'', which was a top rated game at the time, telling new people that it's not worth playing by today's standards.
2nd Apr '17 10:50:55 AM nombretomado
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* An {{iTunes}} app was released of the Fairlight CMI Series II, (a $100,000 machine invented in 1979 in Australia which is considered both one of the first major digital workstations and the first commercially available digital sampler.) The app was designed by one of the Fairlight's inventors. Fairlights were used in TheEighties by many top artists with the cash to buy one[[labelnote:i.e.]]producer Trevor Horn (with Music/ArtOfNoise, ABC and Music/{{Yes}}), Music/{{Devo}}, PaulMcCartney, {{Erasure}}, Music/{{U2}}, Music/{{Queen}}, Music/StevieWonder, Music/FleetwoodMac, Music/ElvisCostello, Thomas Dolby, Howard Jones, Hall And Oates, Music/TheCars, Music/DefLeppard, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/PetShopBoys, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/HerbieHancock, Music/KateBush...[[/labelnote]]. In today's world, where $1,000 can get you a decent workstation that can wipe the floor with the Fairlight, the app is getting mixed reviews, partly on being seen as "generic" and "more of a toy."

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* An {{iTunes}} app was released of the Fairlight CMI Series II, (a $100,000 machine invented in 1979 in Australia which is considered both one of the first major digital workstations and the first commercially available digital sampler.) The app was designed by one of the Fairlight's inventors. Fairlights were used in TheEighties by many top artists with the cash to buy one[[labelnote:i.e.]]producer Trevor Horn (with Music/ArtOfNoise, ABC and Music/{{Yes}}), Music/{{Devo}}, PaulMcCartney, {{Erasure}}, Music/PaulMcCartney, Music/{{Erasure}}, Music/{{U2}}, Music/{{Queen}}, Music/StevieWonder, Music/FleetwoodMac, Music/ElvisCostello, Thomas Dolby, Howard Jones, Hall And Oates, Music/TheCars, Music/DefLeppard, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/PetShopBoys, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/HerbieHancock, Music/KateBush...[[/labelnote]]. In today's world, where $1,000 can get you a decent workstation that can wipe the floor with the Fairlight, the app is getting mixed reviews, partly on being seen as "generic" and "more of a toy."
19th Mar '17 9:36:54 AM nombretomado
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* UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash movies. Browse any website full of them and then point out how many cartoons that were "hot stuff" back when they were made now seem rather generic, loosely drawn, or poorly animated. Especially sites like {{Newgrounds}}.

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* UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash movies. Browse any website full of them and then point out how many cartoons that were "hot stuff" back when they were made now seem rather generic, loosely drawn, or poorly animated. Especially sites like {{Newgrounds}}.Website/{{Newgrounds}}.
16th Jan '17 4:40:57 PM TVT1234
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* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''
** While [[SubvertedKidsShow subverted kids shows]] that depict cute and innocent characters getting into horrible mishaps aren't even rare back then as the show was released during the early days of public internet (see various Flash websites with [[FollowTheLeader this type of content]]), viewers see this show as having a slightly more unique spin of the BlackComedy genre by having an entirely [[SugarBowl innocent-looking world and characters]] (enough to trick young children into watching) that only serve as the lead-up to the "shock" moments involving lots of blood and gore. However, ask any people nowadays and they usually see HTF as "just another parody kids show only relying on shock value".
** Even specific fandom trends suffer from this. Of note are the [[OriginalCharacter fan character]] Ale and more elaborate takes on stories involving this show.
*** Ale, first and foremost, was a fan character so popular, fans tended to [[WordOfDante mistake her for a canon character]]. But then [[FollowTheLeader more fan characters with her basic template]] (often female; wears military outfit or, if not, more complex-looking outfit compared to even the [[FullyDressedCartoonAnimal fully-clothed canon characters]]; can flip out like Flippy; often made as a SelfInsert to [[WishFulfillment be with Flippy]]) show up, and the term "Flippy-sue" is coined as a protest against this practice. Her creator later considered her work as an OldShame and no longer allowed anyone to involve Ale in their HTF fanworks. Even then, the Flippy-sue trend is still going on as part of SturgeonsLaw, which often tires the fans and is usually the main point raised when criticizing the fanbase.
*** Elaborate stories involving HTF. Back then, this was a popular way of expanding the show in fanworks (see (now-retired) zolrac3005's works as a more popular example, which is helped by his ability to apply that to his near-show-perfect Flash animation). It also helps that the show has (almost) negative continuity, allowing fans to have their freedom in developing their own HTF stories. Fan characters are often involved, but back then they were mostly acceptable (SturgeonsLaw is still strong even back then, however). But ClicheStorm and a flood of poorly-made fan characters occurred, causing fans to complain that said stories made the show look InNameOnly. Nowadays, fans still have their own takes on complex HTF stories, but it's rare for them to get any sort of praise, even the ones that involve exclusively the canon cast.
10th Jan '17 6:23:36 PM nombretomado
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* TheAbridgedSeries phenomenon. When LittleKuriboh debuted ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', the format of re-editing a series into mini-episodes and the style of quirky, self-referential {{parody}} were fairly original and amusing, and while {{Gag Dub}}s were certainly not anything new, ''YGOTAS'' massively popularized them. Nowadays, there are so many imitators that neither the format nor the humor seem innovative anymore.
** Even then, the GagDub and AffectionateParody of many popular series [[OlderThanTheyThink was already a VERY old trope by the time LittleKuriboh started recording his voice over everything]]. With the advent (and subsequent popularization) of TheAbridgedSeries, old UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash movies like "Dragon Ball Z in a Nutshell" and "A Mile a Minute Star Wars" (both considered quite popular and humorous, which use many of the tropes that TheAbridgedSeries now use) now seem like imitators... of ''poorly done'' abridged series.

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* TheAbridgedSeries phenomenon. When LittleKuriboh Creator/LittleKuriboh debuted ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', the format of re-editing a series into mini-episodes and the style of quirky, self-referential {{parody}} were fairly original and amusing, and while {{Gag Dub}}s were certainly not anything new, ''YGOTAS'' massively popularized them. Nowadays, there are so many imitators that neither the format nor the humor seem innovative anymore.
** Even then, the GagDub and AffectionateParody of many popular series [[OlderThanTheyThink was already a VERY old trope by the time LittleKuriboh [=LittleKuriboh=] started recording his voice over everything]]. With the advent (and subsequent popularization) of TheAbridgedSeries, old UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash movies like "Dragon Ball Z in a Nutshell" and "A Mile a Minute Star Wars" (both considered quite popular and humorous, which use many of the tropes that TheAbridgedSeries now use) now seem like imitators... of ''poorly done'' abridged series.
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