Jon "ChaosD1" Burkhardt takes a look at the games, shows, or items that he enjoys enough to tell others about. Be it a sarcastic remark, a sincere statement, or an ear piercing yell, he's sure to get his point across. He has a show called MMO Grinder which reviews free-to-play MMORPGs. It can be found here, here and here.He is also participating in Sad Panda Q&A (here), has on Lord Kat's live stream a monthly podcast with Critical Marine called Conduct Unbecoming which is about the military, since he is a veteran, and is a guest on the weekly MMO podcast called MMO Underground, which can be found here.A list of stuff done by Jon can be found here.
Animation Age Ghetto: invoked He relates an interesting MMO example in his MMO Grinder: MapleStory enforced by the community itself, not an outside group: He witnessed a group of players harassing one player because he was too old in their eyes to play this rather cutesy game - 16 years.
He mentions in his review of Dark Blood that he himself doesn't really like the idea of a catchphrase; feeling it's something of a cheap gag. However, at the same time, sometimes it needs to be said (this time, in regard to the design of the game's female characters).
In the same vein, some of the newer cameos instead use a Dull Surprise-laden "Feel the magic".
Episode 1: LUNA Online. An achievement called "Why don't you have a seat?" with Chris Hansen appears when he mentions you can search for players under 10.
Episode 2: Pangya. "Why don't you have a seat?" appears again when Kooh and Lucia dance, with the added description of "You kept watching her dance." He pushes the achievement back downward when it appears for Lucia, though.
Episode 4: LOTRO. "Name Dropper" at the end of the video with the text "Mention World of Warcraft over 30 times in a single review." He smacks it away.
Episode 7: Eden Eternal. "Cheap Shot" appears he makes a very specific reference when mentioning the "Couples" system. The text reads "You went for an obvious joke on an easy target."
Getting Crap Past the Radar: The alpacas in Eden Eternal are actually "Grass Mud Horses", a Chinese Meme which circumvents government censorship: Their Chinese name, Cao Ni Ma, sounds like Mandarin for "Fuck your mother". ChaosD1 just says they are a meme, but leaves it for the viewer to discover the punchline on his own.
GIFT: The main reason why there is a section about the community in MMO Grinder, although there is quite a variation in the niceness of the communities. ChaosD1 also states that sometimes the reputation of a community isn't as bad as exaggerated, as he, for example, had few problems with the infamous League of Legends community.
Gilligan Cut: In the beginning of the World of Tanks review, he is installing the game, hoping it is quick to review and something he can delete after that so as to not clog up his PC. Cut to two weeks later, where he became addicted to the game.
Precision F-Strike: He did a very funny one when he learned in Conduct Unbecoming that certain regulations became way more lenient since he left the Marine Corps. He went to the other side of the room and faced away from the mike, but it still was very loud.
Previously On: Used in Chaos Reviews: MTN DEW Game Fuel 2011, where Phelous provides the voice and makes up a story from a fantasy epic which naturally didn't really happen in the previous Mtn Dew review.
Special Effects Failure: invoked He sprouts demon wings in the beginning of the Hellgate: London review, which he immediately takes off again since they are intentionally silly looking. In The Stinger, the wings don't even deploy properly on the first try.
In Chaos Reviews: MTN DEW Game Fuel 2011, Phelous provides a more literal version of the Previously On segment.
In the Hellgate: London review, he is distraught that apparently League of Legends will win the poll. Also, it is shown that when he first tried to deploy the demon wings, they didn't work properly.
In the Rusty Hearts review, he's watching the character Angela walking while he wears a pair of 3D glasses, until the Chris Hansen pop-up appears, implying Angela is underage.
In the "Fantasy Tennis" review, It cuts to "Tales of Fantastical Tennis" where Andycak reads the game's storyline in a goofy, overly simplified manner. This is a direct reference to the "Tales of the Legendary League" videos he occasionally posts on YouTube.
In the Cityof Heroes review, it cuts to an image of the store "Scheherazade" with a voice clip from Phelous's 2011 April Fools video, on "New Phelous" trying to pronounce the word.
In the Lineage 2 review, he is seen gleefully deinstalling the game.