[[caption-width-right:230:His icon (taken from ''VideoGame/TheImmortal'').]]

->''It's weird to think of yourself as "the old guard" in something that's like 3-4 years old, but shit's changed for the better and worse. What will Let's Play be like in 2011? You can read all about it in my upcoming book - "Let's Read" subtitled: "2007 - the Year of the VLP" and sub-subtitled: "This is as meta as it gets." Ghost written by Creator/StephenKing and LetsPlay/ProtonJon. On the back of the book jacket you will see a picture of me holding up a bunch of controllers while a camera is on me, and the wires are all tangled and I'm sorta shrugging as if to say "I think I'm in over my head here!!!"''
-->-- '''slowbeef''', in the opening post for his ''VideoGame/TheImmortal'' LetsPlay, 2010

In 2007, Website/SomethingAwful user ''slowbeef'', whose real name is Michael Sawyer, posted a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA1kIBwGhrk video]] of him playing ''VideoGame/TheImmortal'' with commentary over it and called it LetsPlay. Numerous adapted this term for this kind of video. [[note]]Despite often being credited as the ur-father of the entire Let's Play phenomenon , slowbeef himself downplays this role and notes that he at the most just made the term popular. Filming gameplay with commentary dates back to the VHS era. ''Screenshot'' [=LPs=] on the Let's Play Archive have dated back to at least a year before he started out.[[/note]] In 2008, he along with fellow Something Awful user Diabetus created WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}, a Website/YouTube account in which the two [[{{MST}} make fun of the worst LPs out there,]] for which he has gained an even bigger following than his Let's Plays, which he still continues to do. Retsupurae also spawned a spinoff called ''Webcam Ward'', in which the same principle is applied to non-gaming Website/YouTube videos.

slowbeef's [=LPs=] can be found [[http://bd.baldurk.org/all/default/A/slowbeef here]], [[http://www.youtube.com/user/slowbeef here]], and [[http://lparchive.org/search/slowbeef#results here]]. See also LetsPlay/{{Diabetus}}, who guest stars in many of his videos (and vice-versa sometimes).


[[folder: Games slowbeef has Let's Played]]
* ''VideoGame/DarkSeed and Dark Seed II'' (screenshot, later riffed on as WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}})
* ''VideoGame/{{Snatcher}}'' (screenshot, later redone with video)
* ''VideoGame/TheImmortal''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid''
* ''VideoGame/{{Golgo 13}}'' (screenshot)
* ''VideoGame/{{Sprung}}'' (screenshot) (once as Becky, and once as Brett)
* ''VideoGame/SDSnatcher'' (screenshot)
* ''Amazon: Guardians of Eden''
* ''VideoGame/DeadToRights''
* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy''
* ''Dead to Rights: Retribution''
* ''VideoGame/{{Policenauts}}'' (screenshot and then later streamed with Diabetus)
* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}} III'', ''Contra: Hard Corps'', and ''[[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} The Revenge of Shinobi]]'' (For the Something Awful Hard Games thread)
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' (not an official-style LP)
* ''Videogame/{{Bloodborne}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Nioh}}''
[[folder: Games Slowbeef has streamed]]
* ''VideoGame/CaveStory + Hard Mode''
* ''VideoGame/RoomBreak''
* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' (cancelled then finished for WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}})
* ''Videogame/{{Psychonauts}}''
* ''Videogame/CrimzonClover''
* ''Videogame/PokemonFireRed'' Nuzlocke Run
* ''Videogame/DemonsSouls''
* ''Videogame/{{Undertale}}'' Genocide run
* ''Videogame/AlienIsolation''
* ''Videogame/HeavyRain'' (with his wife Shiddy Kat)
* ''VideoGame/{{Furi}}''
* ''VideoGame/AnotherMetroid2Remake''
* ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}''
* ''VideoGame/Mother3''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' Journey (Series playthrough; Patreon Goal)
* ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods''
* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata''
* ''I Wanna Run the Marathon'' (IWBTG fangame)
* ''VideoGame/AlQadimTheGeniesCurse''
* ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub''
* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' (part of reading for Visual Novel Book Club podcast)
* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}''

'''Note:''' This page is for tropes pertaining to slowbeef's Let's Plays. Tropes pertaining to Retsupurae and ''Webcam Ward'' should go [[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} here]].
!!Slowbeef's Let's Plays provide examples of:
* ActionDuo: slowbeef and Diabetus, though sometimes other guests fill in for Diabetus.
* {{Adorkable}}: [=ShiddyKat's=] complete and endearing ignorance towards video games in general in slowbeef's Wifestream series could be seen as this.
** Blister and his corny jokes during the Metroid Prime series for sure.
* AffectionateNickname: Slowbeef gives the Xenomorph in ''Alien Isolation'' the name "Steve."
* AllLowercaseLetters: His screen name.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The final episode of his ''Metroid Prime'' Let's Play ends with him unwrapping the box to ''Metroid Prime: Echoes''.
* {{Angrish}}: Not as angry as the usual examples, but the beef's first encounter with kinetic orb cannons in ''Echoes'' completely destroys his ability to speak coherently; you can tell that the illogical nature of the device has hit a BerserkButton.
-->'''Vicas:''' Remember how there were those one-meter tunnels that you didn't understand?\\
''[[DontExplainTheJoke (The tunnels in question are just big enough for Samus' ball form to travel through, a strange design choice considering that Samus seems to be the only living being capable of going through such things.)]]''\\
'''slowbeef:''' Yeah.\\
'''Vicas:''' This makes even less sense.\\
''(Samus enters ball mode and enters the kinetic orb cannon, which fires her to a man-made target against the opposite cliff wall, granting her access to an otherwise-unreachable ledge.)''\\
'''slowbeef:''' What?! Wait a--wait a minute, what? W... what? What--but why--why would... ugh. That's the--that's the stupidest fucking thing I've ever heard!
** In the first ''Prime'' game, he's rendered incoherent for the better part of a minute when he takes the wrong route to the Omega Pirate boss fight, and traps himself on the far side of a locked door, through a Phazon-covered tunnel.
** He lapses into infuriated gibberish a couple of times during the Grapple Guardian and Chykka fights.
--> Come-just di-ugh-'''HATE YOU! SO MUCH CHYKKA! HATE THIS GAME!'''
* ARareSentence: From the [[https://youtu.be/EyrVWN4Ol5k?t=4m Metroid Prime LP]]:
-->'''slowbeef:''' Hold on; I'm negotiating the lava clams. They're, uhh... I never thought in my life I'd be saying something like that, but, here we are.
* AuthorPhobia: slowbeef does ''not'' like bugs. This espcially tends to come up in his Dark Souls LPs.
* BackFromTheBrink: Both the Gandrayda and Metroid Hatcher boss fights in ''Prime 3''.
* BerserkButton: People spoiling video games for him. It comes up most often in the ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' videos.
* BigGood: For the Let's Play Community, as he was the one to bring the concept to life. He was even a moderator for Something Awful's LP board for a time.
* BigYes: After finally beating [[ThatOneBoss the Dark Aurora Unit.]]
** Performs one earlier after discovering he can [[BoomHeadshot Instantly kill]] the Metroid Hatcher with the Nova Beam after spending most of a video killing one before.
** In ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', he lets out a big one after finally killing his first BlackKnight.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: In part 24 of ''Metroid Prime: Corruption'', Zellus says "So, you have how many [energy] tanks? Eight? Nine? Eight? ... Ninety-eight?"
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In Part 22 of the ''SD Snatcher'' LP, he interrupts a description of a game weapon to explain his shock at a guy reading a porn magazine in public right near him as he writes the LP at a bookstore.
* BriefAccentImitation: In the ''Metroid Prime'' series alone, slowbeef and guests come up with voices for Ridley, Amorbis, the Rezbits, and the Lava Clam. They also say that they're going to come up with a voice for Kraid.
* BrickJoke: During a dull moment from ''Metroid Prime: Echoes'' video, Diabetus notes that he's playing ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''. A few videos later, slowbeef [[FakeOutOpening opened a video playing that game]].
-->'''slowbeef''': [[SarcasmMode You know what? I just realized,]] this isn't ''Metroid Prime: Echoes'' after all. You know how you can tell the difference? '''''[[TakeThat THIS IS FUCKING FUN!]]'''''
** One of the earliest [=LPs=] slowbeef did was ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid''. Before the Ridley fight, slowbeef mentions that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8_-eH9dBT4&t=40m44s he's scared of Ridley]]. This LP precedes the AlternativeCharacterInterpretation and was done about three years before ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM''. Surely, '''someone''' was inspired...
* CatchPhrase: Plenty of gags here.
** According to slowbeef, Ridley's catchphrase is "It's a livin'!" In ''Prime 3'' it became "[[OffscreenInertia Still fallin'.]]" ''Metroid Fusion'' turned it into "[[HumanPopsicle Freezin' my balls off here!]]"
** Throughout the ''Prime'' [=LPs=], nearly every time slowbeef encounters a new enemy, he says some variation of 'What the hell is this?'
** From the same [=LPs=], Diabetus has a habit of saying "Corruption!" in a funny voice.
** Slowbeef, in general, will often say "God Almighty" when faced with a particularly trying or annoying obstacle, "Oh, fuck me!" when there's a sudden hazard, and "...so, there's ''that''," when something absurd happens.
** Slowbeef tends to add "...is the thing" to odd statements. For example:
-->(playing ''Dungeon World'') "I've got this big serrated sword, is the thing."\\
(watching ''VideoGame/ShadowOfDestiny'') "To make up for Eike's lack of spatial awareness, he needs time travel, is the thing."\\
(watching ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d7xIz8dHfo&t=3m0s Phantasmagoria]]'') "It's a kevlar spine, is the thing, they had them back then."
** The ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' LP spawned two: "Oh, Yarnham" and "Fuck yeah, Babycakes."
** During the Wifestream videos, slowbeef and [=ShiddyKat=] frequently say "What a Jerk!" to each other.
* CensorshipBySpelling: As slowbeef battles Warp Hounds in ''Prime 3'':
-->'''Diabetus:''' See, what you need is the T-R-E-A-T beam.\\
'''slowbeef:''' The tit beam?
* ChekhovsGun: Early on in the Justin Bailey run, slowbeef asks Diabetus if he's played any of the ''Metroid Prime'' games, mentioning that he has ''Echoes'' but has never even unwrapped the game case. Two years later, he finally unwraps it at the very end of the first ''Metroid Prime'' LP.
* ChekhovsSkill: After he gets the X-ray Visor and Nova Beam in ''Metroid Prime 3: Corruption'', Toffile pipes up to instruct him on how to use them together to one-shot kill certain enemies that have Phazite armor. Later, he encounters a Metroid Hatcher and is totally pissed off since he had so much trouble with the last one... until Toffile directs him to read its scan data again, which mentions its Phazite armor....
* {{Cliffhanger}}: After defeating the Omega Pirate in ''Metroid Prime'', Slowbeef expresses relief at his victory... just before the Omega Pirate falls onto Samus in a cutscene, cuing the hanger.
-->'''slowbeef''': ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny DID HE JUST LAND ON ME!?]]''
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Blister, one of slowbeef's guests.
* ClusterFBomb: His reaction to a particularly humiliating death during the Blood-Starved Beast boss fight.
-->'''slowbeef:''' Die! DIE! ''*The Beast grabs him and bites off his character's head*'' What? WHAT?! FUCK! DAMN IT! FUCKING DAMN IT!
* CompanionCube: Mr. Sunabouzu becomes very attached to "The Dynamo" in Metroid Prime: Echoes, which makes it all the more saddening when slowbeef destroys it in the next video. All for a Power Bomb expansion.
-->'''slowbeef''': ''(Faces camera towards the remnants of the destroyed dynamo)'' [[KickTheDog GAZE UPON IT, MR. SUNABOUZU!]]\\
'''Toffile''': Oh, no! You bastard!!\\
'''Vicas''': How could you?!
* ContinuityNod: The ''VideoGame/DeadToRights: Retribution'' Let's Play included several references to the original ''Dead to Rights'' LP.
* DarkestHour: For slowbeef, it's the depths of Torvus Bog, after the fight with the [[GoddamnedBoss Grapple Guardian]].
* DeadpanSnarker: As with WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}, Diabetus fills this role in contrast to slowbeef's HotBlooded nature. But guest commentator Mr. Sunabouzu outshines him on that aspect, who ''always'' sounds deadpan. Even when excited.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Guest commentators for ''Metroid Prime 3: Corruption'' have personalized Miis made by slowbeef. They are made without reference and almost certainly do not resemble the actual commentators.
* DespairEventHorizon: slowbeef nearly crosses this in [[ThatOneLevel Torvus Bog]], culminating in a priceless fight with Chykka. He gets better once he gets to Sanctuary.
** He crosses the horizon in Lost Izalith in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', when after slogging through a deeply unfun level, he's forced to kill his favorite NPC, Solaire.
* DiesWideOpen: After coming across a dead Federation Trooper in ''Echoes'', slowbeef wonders if there's a command to make Samus do the typical action movie "close their eyes" thing. Vicas pointedly doesn't say anything, because Samus does that exact motion on her own one cutscene later.
* {{Dissimile}}: In ''Prime 3'', slowbeef compares Admiral Dane to [[VideoGame/MetroidOtherM Adam]] before guest Baldurk points out they're not similar at all.
-->'''Slowbeef''': [Dane is] basically like the Adam of Corruption, I suppose.\\
'''Baldurk''': That bad?\\
'''Vicas''': He's less intrusive.\\
'''Slowbeef''': Oh, yeah, much less. This is like the second time I've seen him the whole game.\\
'''Baldurk''': So he's not really like Adam at all then.\\
'''Slowbeef''': (Laughing) Yeah, actually you're right.
* [[EmotionlessGirl Emotionless Dude]]: [=KevinCow=] is likely slowbeef's least excitable guest during his ''Prime'' trilogy run. Blister's commentary at the time borders on [[MustMakeHerLaugh Must Make Him Laugh]] levels.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: [[invoked]] From ''Metroid Prime 2: Echoes'', Galactic Federation Marine Corps specialist M. Angseth, communications officer, Samus fangirl and late-to-the-party victim. Slowbeef holds her in high regard and continues to reference her many videos later.
-->'''slowbeef''': ''(After failing to convince Diabetus that the Space Jump and the High Jump were distinct from each other)'' ...Angseth would've understood.\\
'''Diabetus''': Fuck Angseth.\\
'''slowbeef''': '''Angseth is the best! YOU SHUT YOUR DAMN MOUTH!'''
** From the same LP, slowbeef tends to look at all its enemies with disdain. Except [[ComputerVirus Rezbits]]. Even going as far as to ask whether they reappear in ''Corruption''. And in the actual ''Corruption'' LP, he excitedly hopes aloud whether similar-looking enemies he came across were Rezbits.
* EpicFail: While playing ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', slowbeef fights the [[DualBoss Bell Gargoyles]] several times with an un-upgraded halberd, and manages to nearly kill them several times. He upgrades it, goes back to challenge them again, and promptly gets destroyed by the first one.
** In his ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' playthrough, he loses to the [[WakeUpCallBoss Blood-Starved Beast]] when the Beast is at single-digit HP.
** He does it again in the same game when tackling the DLC: His victory over the Living Failures is almost completely nullified by the fact that their blue meteor move still connected after they died. ''Even when he had won, he lost.''
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When [[TheAce Vicas]] first made an appearance in a ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' video, he got slowbeef past a point he had spent about half the previous video being stuck at.
** In the first ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' video, slowbeef somehow gets stuck in ''one of the first rooms in the game.''
* EvenTheDogIsAshamed: A minor RunningGag in the ''VideoGame/DeadToRights'' LP has Shadow being embarrassed by Jack's terrible one-liners.
* EurekaMoment: Discussed after slowbeef has one soon after getting the Gravity Suit in ''Metroid Prime'':
-->'''slowbeef''': Man, this underwater doesn't mess me up anymore. I can get right back to that crashed frigate and... '''oh''', I bet that's where I'm supposed to go now.\\
''(NGDBSS bursts out laughing)''\\
'''Ironicus''': These are my favorite moments of the LP.\\
'''slowbeef''': These moments of revelation.\\
'''Ironicus''': ''Eureka''!
* FailedASpotCheck: Occasionally in his ''Metroid Prime'' [=LPs=], he'll spend most of a video blundering around blindly due to missing something extremely obvious like a grapple point.
* FakeOutOpening: The beginning of [[http://bd.baldurk.org/1707#title this video.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the ''VideoGame/DeadToRights: Retribution'' LP, after arresting [[spoiler:Julian Temple]], Slowbeef remarks: "Grant City's under martial law, right? So what are we gonna do? Go to the police station, kill everyone in it, and throw him in an empty jail cell?" No points for guessing what happens in the very next chapter.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: slowbeef's aghast reaction to finding out that General Ironicus is [[spoiler:a sociology major.]]
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: slowbeef paints fellow goon Khad as this in the ''Metroid Prime'' LP and everyone--guests and viewers alike--has followed suit, although it's usually PlayedForLaughs. Even up to slowbeef's playthrough of the ''[[{{VideoGame/Shadowgate}} Shadowgate]]'' remake in September 2014 where Khad returns as a guest--over four years after the ''Prime'' LP--the former's animosity towards the latter is still going strong.
* FunWithAcronyms: In the videos with guest NGDBSS, Slowbeef and General Ironicus make several guesses as to what exactly said guest's name stood for.
** '''N'''orfair '''G'''argoyles '''D'''o '''B'''est, '''S'''amus '''S'''truggles
** '''N'''orth '''G'''ermany '''D'''istributes '''B'''ad '''S'''wastika '''S'''tickers
** '''N'''ine '''G'''runting '''D'''ead'''b'''eats '''S'''ay '''S'''o
** '''N'''ews '''G'''ets '''D'''amn '''B'''etter '''S'''ometime '''S'''oon
** '''N'''aval '''G'''ratuity '''D'''oes '''B'''oats '''S'''everal '''S'''ervices
** '''N'''ifty '''G'''runge '''D'''estructive '''B'''ands '''S'''ave '''S'''oldiers
** '''N'''ecromonicon '''G'''oes '''D'''eadly '''B'''efore '''S'''itting '''S'''till
** They also say that Vicas stands for '''V'''aria '''I'''ce '''C'''annon '''A'''nd '''S'''tuff
* GenreSavvy: During the fight with Rom the Vacuous Spider in ''Bloodborne,'' slowbeef wonders if he can kill all the spiderlings. Diabetus chastizes him for forgetting one of the rules of videogaming; a spider boss will ''never'' stop making little spiders.
* HeroicBSOD: Near the end of VideoGame/SDSnatcher he closes an encounter with a particularly new enemy, after [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMie-gfz-6U half a minute of silence and grasping for words]] with
--> '''Slowbeef:''' Fuck you, Creator/HideoKojima. That is all that's left. That is all that is god damn left. I went through a god damn mirror maze to fight a ''robot in a panda suit''. That's my life... that's... you... I'm broken, I'm broken. Good night.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Diabetus, at least, in his [=LPs=]. He lives in Jersey, Diabetus lives in Alabama.
* HiddenDepths: Judging from [[http://bd.baldurk.org/1944#title this video]], as well as his work on creating an unofficial translation patch of Policenauts, Slowbeef is quite skilled in the Japanese language, skilled enough even to know the distinctions between accents.
** He also seems to be quite fond of philosophy. He brings up a small instance of Voltaire in Diabetus' ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' LP. He also countered the frustratingly terrible [=LPing=] of one Quadraxis14 by reading "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill.
* HurricaneOfPuns: While facing [[MightyGlacier Thardus]] (who's made up of rocks), Diabetus makes several rock/stone-based puns.
** StealthPun: "That wasn't very ''granite'' of you... no, lavaish... oh, wait, what was it?" Odds are he deliberately avoided saying "gneiss".
*** "Aqua reaper that's what people call me. Why?" said during the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' LP is a reference to a line from [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2 Margaret Moonlight's Theme]].
* HypercompetentSidekick: The ''Metroid Prime'' videos tend to feature guest commentators who know far more about where slowbeef needs to go than he does. Particularly Vicas. This is lampshaded a few times.
-->'''Slowbeef:''' How much do I have to give you to just play this game for me?
** Shadow in ''VideoGame/DeadToRights'', thanks to being a teleporting OneHitKill attack that steals the victim's weapon. slowbeef and Diabetus end up playing him up as even more badass and doing most of the work and thinking for Slate while he just bumbles around and shoots random henchman.
* HypocrisyNod: In 2008, Slowbeef and Diabetus posted a WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} video mocking [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T-jFZbbXJU a Youtube LP]] of VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}, commenting on what a terrible idea it was to LP Snatcher in video form. One year later, the duo [[http://lparchive.org/Snatcher-%28Video%29/ made their own video LP of the game]], and one of the very first things they comment on is the apparent hypocrisy.
** The description for the first episode of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' when it was rehosted on Slowbeef's [=YouTube=] channel was "See how many things we do in this LP that we've made fun of on ''WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}''."
* IdiotHero: Slowbeef and co. tend to paint their player characters as this. A glaring example is the ''Snatcher'' LP.
-->''(The main character walks into a church-like building with pews inside that has already been classified in-story as a church)''\\
'''Gillian Seed''': What's this...?\\
'''[=CherryDoom=]''': "Looks like a church!"\\
'''Diabetus''': "What is this--A CHURCH?!"
* [[IFellForHours I Fell For A Month]]: What happened to Ridley in ''Corruption''.
-->'''Ridley:''' [[RunningGag Still fallin'!]]
* InsultBackfire: During the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' LP, slowbeef's playstyle is compared against the speedruns [=ScurvyKip=] has watched.
-->'''Diabetus:''' This run is ''tool''-assisted, all right.\\
'''slowbeef:''' Oh, and I would like to thank you for assisting me, Diabetus.
* InvokedTrope:
** In the ''Metroid Prime'' LP series:
*** BestBossEver: Thardus, any form of Ridley, Spider Guardian, Caretaker Drone, Dark Samus. [[invoked]]
*** BestLevelEver: Sanctuary Fortress. Remarkable in that it's the only level in the entire trilogy to elicit an overtly passionate response from slowbeef, yet hails from his least favorite game in the ''Prime'' series. [[invoked]]
*** EnsembleDarkhorse: Ridley, Lava Clam, Rezbit, Angseth [[invoked]]
*** GoddamnedBats: War Wasps, Chozo Ghosts, Grenchlers, Dark Pirate Commandos. [[invoked]]
*** GoddamnedBoss: Grapple Guardian, Chykka, Mogenar, Gandrayda. [[invoked]]
*** NightmareFuel: Samus's eye reflections (especially when they [[BlackEyesOfEvil render incorrectly]]), Bloggs. [[invoked]]
*** ScrappyMechanic: Spider Ball puzzles, key collecting, the Dark World's life draining, the grapple lasso. [[invoked]]
*** ThatOneLevel: The crashed SpacePirate frigate, Phazon Mines, Torvus Bog. [[invoked]]
** From the ''VideoGame/DeadToRights'' LP:
*** BestBossEver: Pinnacle. [[invoked]]
*** BreatherEpisode: According to slowbeef in the last few videos of the Corruption LP, he saw the upcoming Dead to Rights Retribution LP as this for himself, since he had recorded the gameplay some time ago and all that was left was to watch and comment.
*** GoodBadBugs: A few on the airplane stage. [[invoked]]
*** GuiltyPleasure: slowbeef insists throughout the LP that it's actually a good game, even though he keeps having to end it with "...except this part" every time he says it.
*** MemeticBadass: Shadow. [[invoked]]
*** MemeticPsychopath: Jack Slate [[invoked]]
*** SoBadItsGood: Their general opinion. [[invoked]]
* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: Slowbeef always refers to [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] as "Marry-o." Despite [=BklynBruzer's=] best-laid plans.
* {{Joisey}}: Slowbeef is from the Garden State and will often alternate between defending or ridiculing his home state.
* LetsPlay: The almighty TropeMaker and TropeCodifier.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Slowbeef and Diabetus during the ''Fusion'' LP.
* {{Mentors}}: Guest commentators [[SpiritAdvisor Vicas]] and [[SinkOrSwimMentor Toffile]] act as this for newcomer to the Metroid Prime series Slowbeef during his run through the Prime trilogy. [[TheObiWannabe Diabetus]] dabbles in this during ''Corruption''.
** [[BigBrotherMentor Scarboy]] fills this role for slowbeef's ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' [=LP=].
** Slowbeef himself serves as a TricksterMentor for Diabetus during the ''Fusion'' [=LP=].
** In ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': Red Mercer, as well as the fans, mentor Slowbeef on the tricks of the infamously hard game. Slowbeef's also mentioned that Diabetus is a huge fan of the game, and he can be heard typing to him over Skype now and then (probably about his progress).
* MoodWhiplash: In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', slowbeef goes from marveling at the scenery in the crashed pirate frigate to raging at the Aqua Pirates abruptly.
* MundaneUtility: Diabetus envisions Emperor Ing using his portal-tentacles this way. "Oh man, those Pringles are all the way over there..."
* MutualKill: slowbeef and the Blood-Starved Beast.
* NeverTrustATrailer: Conversed in the ''Metroid Prime'' LP, when guest commentator Khad mentioned seeing one of the infamous ''Evony'' ads while watching the stream and how displeased he was when, sadly, there were no tits in the actual game.
* NostalgiaFilter: Slowbeef admits that this may be one reason he's so fond of ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'', toward the end of his video LP of the game.
* NowYouTellMe: Slowbeef discovered he could freeze [[ThatOneBoss Mogenar]] with missiles right as soon as he was about to die.
--> '''Slowbeef:''' The things you discover with 9 energy.
* OffscreenInertia: [[{{Inuniverse}} Slowbeef and Diabetus use]], as a RunningJoke, the idea that Ridley is still falling down the hole in which Samus fought him. Over a month later, when Samus fights Ridley again near the end of the game, they immediately conclude that Ridley ''just'' stopped falling, and the arena where she fights him just happens to be the end of the very, very long chute that Ridley's been falling down the entire game.
* OhCrap: His reaction to finding a scan in ''Metroid Prime 2: Echoes'' that said he had to find ''ten keys'' to enter the final area (one of which was already found for him, at least).
--> '''slowbeef''': Energy, dark Aether, entry is... key - ''TEN KEYS?!!''
** In the first 10 minutes of ''Corruption'', he finds he can shoot allies. 30 seconds later, he accidentally shoots someone, and he fires several more shots for the hell of it, prompting a turret to pop down from the ceiling.
'''Slowbeef:''' Oh, shit! "Please stand down", you got it, I'm sorry! Okay!
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Throughout ''Metroid Prime'', [[TheAce Vicas]] is usually very calm and deadpan, but when slowbeef finds the [[AwesomeButImpractical Ice Spreader]], he gets very excited.
* PhlebotinumAnalogy: How slowbeef explains to Scarboy what Phazon is in ''Corruption'':
-->'''slowbeef:''' Did you ever see TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles? The cartoon? Do you remember mutagen? That's Phazon.
* ThePowerOfHate: "I'm going to use my hatred for ''Echoes'' to kill [[ThatOneBoss Chykka]] on the first try." [[spoiler: It works.]]
* RailingKill: After slowbeef "disarms" a thug in ''Dead to Rights: Retribution''.
* ARareSentence: From episode 12 of ''Metroid Prime''- "Hold on, I'm negotiating the lava clams. And they're, uh... [[LampshadeHanging I never thought in my life I'd be saying something like that]], but... here we are."
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: When Slowbeef got the Wave Beam, he made sure to take out all the Pulse Bombus in the shafts that had bugged him.
* RunningGag: Several.
** His various {{Alternative Character Interpretation}}s, ''especially'' Ridley.
** He often mentions [[ManipulativeEditing editing out things Diabetus and other commentators say and put in comments praising his skill]]. [[LeftItIn He never does]].
*** He and the guests also often act like the episode just started after he dies, as if he would edit out the failure. He also never does. This extends to Diabetus' LP of ''Fusion'' as well.
** During the VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}} LP he did with Diabetus, the two liked to shout "SNATCHER" every time it appeared on screen, since the game capitalized every important key word.
** Always struggling with the pronunciation of guest Mr. Sunabouzu.
** The ''VideoGame/DeadToRights'' LP provided a couple, most notably when Diabetus comments on one of the prison mini games and shouts "DEAD TO RIGHTS". From then on during the LP the would occasionally say "Dead to Rights" during ridiculous sections of the game.
*** This would extend to the next game, where the two would mutter "Dead to Rights" at the end of every video. Eventually they would say the phrase randomly during segments of completely unrelated videos, both regular LP and Retsupurae.
*** The prison level also gave us "speed level 4", from a speed bag punching minigame. Jack's speed level of 4 and his quest to attain higher speed levels were commented on throughout the LP.
** slowbeef is quite fond of impersonating Edward G. Robinson's gangster persona for usually no apparent reason, yeah, see?
** [[YourHeadAsplode Head explosions]] were one in most of his [=LPs=] to the point when he asked in his old Snatcher screenshot LP why head explosions were always a recurring theme in his [=LPs=], to which a gimmick account posting as Random Hajile replied with:
-->'''Random Hajile''': Have you considered the possibility that you're a [[Film/{{Scanners}} Scanner]]? Not my style, either way. I'll stick to Snatchers.
** During his LetsPlay of ''[[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} Revenge of Shinobi]]'' for the Hard Games Thread on Website/SomethingAwful, whenever he came across something particularly lawyer baiting, Slowbeef would claim to have an email from Sega's lawyer claiming that said something is not what it appears to be ripping off, such as the picture of Joe Musashi on the title screen not being Creator/SonnyChiba from Kage No Gundan or the flamethrower guys not being Franchise/{{Rambo}} (even if they had the license, he's bald in later versions), and the Round 4 boss not being either Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger or TheIncredibleHulk even if he's a robot and turns green. Played with in two letters which apologizes for a poor representation of the state of Detroit, and another which asks people not to LetsPlay ''VideoGame/ShiningForce''. Averted when he fights Web-Bat, the boss of Round 6, where said letter claims it IS SpiderMan (Since Sega had the license to make Spidey games at the time.) but the guy he turns into is certainly not Franchise/{{Batman}} (And later revisions changed him to Manga/{{Devilman}} anyway.) and the dinosaur boss of Round 7 IS Franchise/{{Godzilla}} ("Fuck it, it IS Godzilla.")
** Diabetus' InsistentTerminology of "Echoes!" in ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}.''
* SanitySlippage: All throughout [[ThatOneLevel Torvus Bog]].
* SelfDeprecation: As slowbeef once put in a short bio on himself:
-->"[slowbeef] has been doing Let's Plays since 2005, despite being incredibly unsuccessful at them. He is a self-described video game humorist and is officially way too old to being doing that."
* TheScrappy: [[invoked]] Contrary to the game's own themes, slowbeef hates [[VideoGame/{{Earthbound}} Jeff]], part of it because [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass he's not as cool as the other characters]] and partly because of his [[ButtMonkey bad performance]].
* SirSwearsALot: Proteus.
* SpitTake: Implied by Diabetus in the Dead to Rights LP when Jack disarmed someone.
* SnubByOmission: At the end of each LP, slowbeef thanks everyone who guested or did something notable in the forum during the LP. Except Diabetus.
** [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] at the end of the ''Metroid Prime: Corruption'' LP. Slowbeef makes sure to thank him ''first.'']]
* SoUnfunnyItsFunny: The ''Metroid'' jokes that guest commentator Blister makes during the ''Prime'' LP's.
* {{Squee}}: His reaction to [[BestLevelEver Sanctuary Fortress]] in ''Echoes''.
--> '''slowbeef''': The whole game could have taken place in Sanctuary and I would have said it was the greatest thing in the whole world.
* StealthInsult: Occasionally, in his ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' LP, slowbeef will bring up Windows Notepad and type out insults to his fellow commentators which are only visible to the audience while his partners remain blissfully unaware.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: When slowbeef reaches the elevator to Torvus Bog in ''Echoes'':
-->'''[=BklynBruzer=]:''' Just take the elevator... and then play that Music/{{Aerosmith}} song.\\
'''slowbeef and Diabetus in unison:''' "Dude Looks Like A Lady"?
* TakeThat:
** Diabetus after seeing the night club mini-game in the ''Dead to Rights'' LP asked slowbeef this:
---> '''Diabetus:''' "Is this like VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}} when you think Snake is the main character and after the first level it turns out to be a stripper?"
*** Later on in the same LP, Slowbeef refers to the 13th level as the "[[Website/SomethingAwful gooniest]]", due to its plot involving Jack chasing after a love interest even after she shot another love interest and then stole from him at gunpoint.
** ''Metroid Prime 3: Corruption'' manages to be the subject of its own LP only by barely edging out the mass quantity of harsh criticism of ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM''. Indeed, the first episode begins with slowbeef [[OrphanedPunchline mid-rant about the game.]]
** His final ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' episode is a very long jab at the game's FanDumb.
* TemptingFate: While in Elysia in ''Metroid Prime 3'': [[SarcasmMode "I was hoping to roll off the edge into another endless pit...".]] He does.
** Diabetus seems to have the uncanny ability to make joke predictions that actually end up true. Particularly in both ''Dead to Rights'' [=LPs.=]
** Happens several times in the ''Dark Souls'' LP, to the point where slowbeef saying that something doesn't seem so bad and then immediately dying is like an unintentional RunningGag.
* ThatCameOutWrong:
--> '''Diabetus:''' Do you feel like checking out the vast depths of Elysia? That came out really bad.
** From ''Echoes'':
--> '''slowbeef:''' There's too much animation and not enough screwing. I know what I said.
** During one session early in Bloodborne, the two were talking about slowbeef's over reliance on the saw spear's first form:
-->'''Diabetus:''' ''(skeptically)'' Well I can't tell from what I'm seeing, because I'm only seeing a cleaver, you're not showing me the spear.
-->'''slowbeef:''' ''(distracted)'' Bloodtinge gemstone...
-->'''Diabetus:''' Show me that spear.
-->'''slowbeef:''' ''I'll show you my''- wait, uhhh (clears throat).
* TranslationWithAnAgenda: After having railed against Yoshio Sakomoto for ''Other M'' in earlier videos, slowbeef translated his producer's log in Prime 3 as thus:
-->Hello, this is Yoshio Sakomoto! Itís not easy writing stories for Metroid considering my functional illiteracy. Honestly, I donít really like Samus, and I donít want you to like her either. I hate her and feel threatened by her. I will ruin this franchise. Iím just coming out and telling you. Fuck Metroid and fuck you.
* VulgarHumor: The second half of the Super Metroid [[GameMod Justin Bailey]] Let's Play.
-->'''Slowbeef (as Samus)''': I mean that in a way that makes me want to scratch my nipples with missile tips.
* UnusualEuphemism: During a visit in Lower Norfair while playing the Super Metroid Justin Bailey FanService hack he and Diabetus suddenly start a storm of Metroid double entendres.
* VaderBreath: Toffile's conspicuous breathing. Diabetus [[LampshadeHanging pokes fun at this]] at one point in ''Corruption''.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Bugs?]]: Judging by his adventures in ''Dark Souls''' Blighttown, he ''really'' doesn't like bugs. He sounds genuinely nauseated when he encounters the [[BodyHorror Egg-Burdened]] and discovers they're full of giant maggots.
* JustForFun/XMeetsY: In-universe. He and Diabetus spend the aftermath of ''Dead to Rights: Retribution'' Chapter 9 imagining possible sequels, going from mundane crossovers to a BloodierAndGorier version of ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros1''.
--> '''slowbeef:''' Well I think what's gonna happen in ''Dead To Rights: Retribution 2''; Jack will be killing all these people [[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption but on a horse]] with [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy gravity wells around]].\\
'''Diabetus:''' And there's a lot of [[PressXToNotDie constant quick-time]] [[VideoGame/HeavyRain events as well]].\\
'''slowbeef:''' Also, he's [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl saving]] [[VideoGame/MeatBoy Bandage Girl]]\\
'''Diabetus:''' You have to make difficult moral choices, is Jack Slate [[KarmaMeter a paragon or]] [[Franchise/MassEffect a renegade?]] The choice is yours, the player, to drive Jack's story because you ''are'' Jack!
* YourHeadAsplode: Every LP he's done has featured either a head actually exploding, getting blown off, or at the very least a head shot. His screenshot LP of the DatingSim ''Sprung'' had a photoshopped explosion with the reason that [[OncePerEpisode "every slowbeef LP has a head explosion."]]
** Even ''Dark Souls'' technically qualifies when [[spoiler: Slowbeef momentarily chooses to be infected by an Egg-Burdened, and his head starts to bulge with giant maggots]]. He seems unusually amused by it.