History WebVideo / TheSpoonyExperiment

26th Nov '16 4:31:16 AM PRH
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** {{Lampshaded}} in that he's never actually played ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', beyond maybe two hours, but avoided it ''solely'' because he hated the art style, and hadn't been paying any attention to the first two hours, since he wrote Zidane off as an "androgynous-whiny-pansy-ass character". He also admitted that "it was likely that [he] was being fiercely unfair" to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' on judging it by its art style, especially when the game was specifically targeted at fans of the NES and SuperNintendo-era Franchise/FinalFantasy games like him, but he just couldn't get over it. He elaborated in his Q&A at [=MAGfest=], and admitted his reasons for avoiding it were entirely childish, and he really can't stand the art style so much that he simply can't make himself keep playing. [[invoked]]

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** {{Lampshaded}} in that he's never actually played ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', beyond maybe two hours, but avoided it ''solely'' because he hated the art style, and hadn't been paying any attention to the first two hours, since he wrote Zidane off as an "androgynous-whiny-pansy-ass character"."[[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass androgynous-whiny-pansy-ass character]]". He also admitted that "it was likely that [he] was being fiercely unfair" to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' on judging it by its art style, especially when the game was specifically targeted at fans of the NES and SuperNintendo-era Franchise/FinalFantasy games like him, but he just couldn't get over it. He elaborated in his Q&A at [=MAGfest=], and admitted his reasons for avoiding it were entirely childish, and he really can't stand the art style so much that he simply can't make himself keep playing. [[invoked]]
20th Nov '16 2:56:44 AM SeptimusHeap
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Spoony's reaction to the fact that TNA showed Samoa Joe being kidnapped by [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninjas]] and then promptly forgot that he existed, with not so much as a single reaction, going on a month since the kidnapping. This also happens to be the moment when, after enduring the entire TNA broadcast, he finally snaps:

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Spoony's reaction to the fact that TNA showed Samoa Joe being kidnapped by [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja [[GratuitousNinja ninjas]] and then promptly forgot that he existed, with not so much as a single reaction, going on a month since the kidnapping. This also happens to be the moment when, after enduring the entire TNA broadcast, he finally snaps:
24th Oct '16 5:05:59 PM nombretomado
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He is perhaps most famous for his eviscerating reviews of the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series, specifically otherwise-beloved titles such as [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII VIII]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX X]], which earned him a spot at Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. Additionally, Spoony garnered attention for his ''Mystery Science Theater 3000''-style {{Lets Play}}s of ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria 2}}: A Puzzle of Flesh'' and ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' (which he slogged through in the dark ages of pre-GameFAQs).

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He is perhaps most famous for his eviscerating reviews of the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series, specifically otherwise-beloved titles such as [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII VIII]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX X]], which earned him a spot at Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. Additionally, Spoony garnered attention for his ''Mystery Science Theater 3000''-style {{Lets Play}}s of ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria 2}}: A Puzzle of Flesh'' and ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' (which he slogged through in the dark ages of pre-GameFAQs).
pre-Website/GameFAQs).
22nd Oct '16 11:42:43 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: [[{{In-universe}} Noah firmly believes]] that either the makers of ''Highlander: The Source'' either didn't have a clue about the franchise or were deliberately trying to piss off the Highlander fans with it.
19th Oct '16 7:01:35 AM erforce
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** In the second part of the FFX review, there's a throwaway gag where Dr. Insano bursts into Spoony's room to ask if anyone has seen Neutro, which he'd left parked out back while Spoony is singing "A Whole New World". [[spoiler: Later, in Linkara's review of Zeo Rangers #1, Linkara fights a giant Mechakara by using Neutro as a zord, which he claim he took from Dr. Insano when the doctor left it "parked behind Spoony's house"]]
** An example pretty close in line to the original quote that named the trope: in his Paranormal Activity 4/Sinister vlogs we see a new edition to his shelf-o-stuff to his right that can't help but be noticed even though he doesn't bring attention to it. Sure enough, during the videos, he accidentally knocks it down.

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** In the second part of the FFX review, there's a throwaway gag where Dr. Insano bursts into Spoony's room to ask if anyone has seen Neutro, which he'd left parked out back while Spoony is singing "A Whole New World". [[spoiler: Later, in Linkara's review of Zeo Rangers ''Zeo Rangers'' #1, Linkara fights a giant Mechakara by using Neutro as a zord, which he claim he took from Dr. Insano when the doctor left it "parked behind Spoony's house"]]
** An example pretty close in line to the original quote that named the trope: in his Paranormal Activity 4/Sinister ''Film/ParanormalActivity4''/''Film/{{Sinister}}'' vlogs we see a new edition to his shelf-o-stuff to his right that can't help but be noticed even though he doesn't bring attention to it. Sure enough, during the videos, he accidentally knocks it down.



* JumpScare: Discussed (and used) in his ''ParanormalActivity 4'' review. Spoony ultimately discourages the use of jump scares, saying that they're not scary; they're startling. He [[DiscussedTrope discusses the trope further]] by saying that too many modern horror directors substitute jump scares in place of a real horrific atmosphere, and how they quickly become annoying, making you more scared of the movie itself rather than what's in the movie. He also refers to a JumpScare as "the equivalent of grabbing your ear and yelling into it". He admits, though, that a JumpScare [[TropesAreTools can be done well]] if a movie uses it only once or twice.

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* JumpScare: Discussed (and used) in his ''ParanormalActivity 4'' ''Film/ParanormalActivity4'' review. Spoony ultimately discourages the use of jump scares, saying that they're not scary; they're startling. He [[DiscussedTrope discusses the trope further]] by saying that too many modern horror directors substitute jump scares in place of a real horrific atmosphere, and how they quickly become annoying, making you more scared of the movie itself rather than what's in the movie. He also refers to a JumpScare as "the equivalent of grabbing your ear and yelling into it". He admits, though, that a JumpScare [[TropesAreTools can be done well]] if a movie uses it only once or twice.
13th Aug '16 5:03:39 PM nombretomado
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* NoEnding: The ''DirtyHarry'' [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames game]] would simply cut to a password screen upon completion of a level. Spoony would reproduce this shortly after in the review ''itself'', abruptly cutting to black just as Spoony would about to tell what would happen in the second level. [[ShoutOut Plus]], there was the exact same song as [[Series/TheSopranos with certain more infamous instance of this trope]] playing in the background.

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* NoEnding: The ''DirtyHarry'' ''Film/DirtyHarry'' [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames game]] would simply cut to a password screen upon completion of a level. Spoony would reproduce this shortly after in the review ''itself'', abruptly cutting to black just as Spoony would about to tell what would happen in the second level. [[ShoutOut Plus]], there was the exact same song as [[Series/TheSopranos with certain more infamous instance of this trope]] playing in the background.
13th Aug '16 12:22:03 PM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: After DiamandaHagan remarks in her review how much an actor in ''Apocalypse'' looks like Spoony, there are cameos by Spoony, Dr. Insano and a Spoony clone, Christian Spoony.

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* TheCameo: After DiamandaHagan WebVideo/DiamandaHagan remarks in her review how much an actor in ''Apocalypse'' looks like Spoony, there are cameos by Spoony, Dr. Insano and a Spoony clone, Christian Spoony.



** He and DiamandaHagan reviewed ''Wrestling/{{Sting}}: Moment of Truth'' together, which combined wrestling, Spoony's specialty, with Christian themes, a favorite topic for Hagan.

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** He and DiamandaHagan WebVideo/DiamandaHagan reviewed ''Wrestling/{{Sting}}: Moment of Truth'' together, which combined wrestling, Spoony's specialty, with Christian themes, a favorite topic for Hagan.
24th Jul '16 11:08:33 AM nombretomado
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** Invoked by Spoony after he refers to a wrestler being choked out as being "''ChrisBenoit''ed".

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** Invoked by Spoony after he refers to a wrestler being choked out as being "''ChrisBenoit''ed"."''Wrestling/ChrisBenoit''ed".
23rd Jun '16 4:19:41 PM kawaiineko333
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[[folder:List of games played on Live Wire]]
In order of air date that are publicly available
* VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRogue
* VideoGame/DarkSouls
* VideoGame/{{Lucius}}
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2
* VideoGame/PleaseDontTouchAnything
* VideoGame/{{PT}}
* VideoGame/HerStory
* VideoGame/LANoire
* VideoGame/{{Outlast}}
* VideoGame/BloodStone
* VideoGame/MortalKombatX
* [[VideoGame/{{Yakuza}} Yakuza 4]]
* VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots
* VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain
* VideoGame/{{Betrayer}}
* VideoGame/HandOfFate
* VideoGame/TheLastDoor
* VideoGame/{{Soma}}
* VideoGame/UntilDawn
* VideoGame/EternalDarkness
* VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac
* VideoGame/{{Dreadout}}
* VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines
* VideoGame/{{Pathologic}}
* VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas
* VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight
* MISSING: An Interactive Thriller
* VideoGame/Fallout4
* VideoGame/Fallout2
* VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition
* VideoGame/TelltalesGameOfThrones
* VideoGame/NeverendingNightmares
* VideoGame/{{Roundabout}}
* VideoGame/PonyIsland
* Yakuza 5
* VideoGame/TheVanishingOfEthanCarter
* VideoGame/{{Policenauts}}
* VideoGame/PapersPlease
* VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition (Played by April)
* VideoGame/{{Contradiction}}
* VideoGame/TheStanleyParable
* VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron
* VideoGame/DawnOfWar
* VideoGame/MetroLastLight
* VideoGame/TheWolfAmongUs (Completed)
* VideoGame/SWAT4
* VideoGame/MafiaII
* ALIVE
* VideoGame/{{Technobabylon}}
* [[VideoGame/Persona4 Persona 4 Golden]]
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18th Jun '16 7:40:12 AM morenohijazo
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* HashtagForLaughs: In the review of the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}: Runes of Virtue'' games, the Black Knight succeeds in his plan to annoy Spoony by spreading the hashtag "[[AC:[=#SpoonyHatesEverything=]]]". Spoony pulls out his cellphone to confirm, and is quickly ranting. The Black Knight has succeeded, which is more than a lot of the villains on the show can say.
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