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Lets Play: Tipping Forties

Tipping Forties were a group of young gentlemen in Arizona that enjoy the drink.

They also enjoyed making Let's Plays.

Originally a team of three gents named Ryan, Benson and Michael, they started out on the Something Awful forums under the handles Kuvo, topiKal and bandunk, respectively, with a let's play of Final Fantasy X which gained some popularity. Following that up with an additional let's play of Metal Gear Solid 4 and adding Alex (a.k.a. Marvelis) to the team, they came into full-swing... until the beginning of the Final Fantasy X-2 Let's Play, where Marvelis bailed out.

The guys also made other videos that put a face to the voices. You can watch their videos on Kuvo's Viddler, TippingForties's blip, or TippingForties's YouTube. There's also their non-LP series, Lunch Break, found here and their movie High

On May 27th, 2012 they announced their breakup, which meant the end of the podcast as well as everything else that had the T40 name on it. However, Kuvo still does Let's Plays with a new crew, and streams together with Benson, bandunk and Minifoo. Benson and bandunk also have a new show, Mockflix, where they do riffs of Netflix movies.


Tipping Forties has Let's Played the following:

Let's Plays Produced Post Break-Up:

Other Projects:

Stream Channels:


Tropes:

    The Guys 
    Final Fantasy X 
    Metal Gear Solid 4 
    Tales of Symphonia 
    Fugitive Hunter 
  • America Saves the Day: The general attitude for this LP.
    bandunk: "If you suspect that you are a terrorist, you might be a terrorist. If you know you're not a terrorist, you are a terrorist. If you want to kill terrorists, then you are a freedom fighter."
  • So Bad, It's Good: They consider the game to be this.
  • Unnecessary Combat Roll: Seen frequently.
    • Lampshaded by Benson when he pointed out that you couldn't hit them when they rolled, but they couldn't hit you either so it was pointless.
    Benson: "He John Woo'd!"
    Golden Eye 007 
    Shenmue 
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: In what amounts to being possibly one of the funniest moments of the LP, Shenmue episode 30 concludes with bandunk telling stories of his worst experiences of the porn that he has watched over the years.
  • Big "NO!": From Ryo, right in the beginning.
    topiKal: "Damn, that was a big no!"
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: They love Tom. He reminds them of someone they love.
  • No Indoor Voice: "HEY MISTER!!!"
    • Tom and Goro, full stop.
    Ryo (to Goro): "You know about the Mad Angels?"
    Goro: "HEY! Bro, didn't I ask you not to say that so LOOOUUUDDDD!"
    Ryo (to Tom): "Do you know of a group called the Mad Angels?"
    Tom: "Oh NO! They are very dangerous, man!"
    Benson: "Why does everyone scream as soon as you mention them to 'em?
  • Schedule Slip: Averted. After getting their save-file corrupted, Kuvo sat down and played the entire game up to that point again; it took him six hours to get back to where they left off.
  • Shaving Is Science: Invoked for a joke involving Ryo cutting himself while shaving.
    New Super Mario Bros. Wii 
  • Drinking Game: Had them drinking whenever one of them dies, someone kills another or when one of them uses a continue. We're not sure how they survived that.
  • Griefer: Everyone at every possible moment, which is par for the course.
  • It's Easy, so It Sucks: Alex got mad at Ryan whenever he used the Star power-up in New Super Mario Brothers, because it made the game too easy and "like Sonic".
    Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 
    Vanquish 
    Fallout: New Vegas 
Big "NO!": Alex, when bandunk threw out the minigun to make room in the inventory. The whole crew would do it whenever he passed up a Confirmed Bachelor speech check.
topiKal: "Man, you could've fucked a black guy! Can you imagine how big his dick would've been?"
bandunk: "Job still got done."
Kuvo: "I'm disappointed in you, Bandunk."
Marvelis: "I fuckin' hate you, Bandunk. Fuck Bandunk.
  • Chekhov's Gun: While wandering around in New Vegas, bandunk managed to find a Lucky 38 VIP Keycard and states that he knows what has to do. Upon confronting Mr. House, rather than doing any quests for him, he uses the Keycard to instantly gain access to the Control Room, where he deactivates him, thereby cutting off an entire quest line before it even started.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Raddunk, the gang's player character.
    Benson: "Raddunk is not only a sociopath, but he might be the greatest character in any of the games we've played. He is consistantly completely insane, completely unpredictable, and has multiple voices in his head telling him what to do and who constantly contradict each other. He is the perfect character for Tipping Forties and I declare him as our mascot. He's wonderful."
  • The Chew Toy: Cass and Boone. Benson calls for killing both more than once.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory: Episode 56. Because bandunk was playing L.A. Noire at the time, he kept holding down the R2 button in NV, thinking it'd make him move faster.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Raddunk.
  • Drinking Game: Due to the nature of the PS3 version, they would all take a shot if the game broke. If a quest broke, only bandunk had to take a shot because he was the one who wanted to play on PS3.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Yes Man.
    Marvelis: "You notice that he's the only character in the game we pay attention to and don't talk over?"
    topiKal: "Well, why would I talk over him? He's Dave Foley. I have no problem talking over Matthew Perry."
  • Have I Mentioned I am Gay??: The crew picks the Confirmed Bachelor perk for Raddunk early on, so that he can flirt with other gay men and bypass certain tasks. However, bandunk still maxes out his Speech stat and always picks the normal speech option so he can get EXP points. They end up going the entire game without a single gay speech check.
  • Loads and Loads of Loading: Episode 17.
  • Moment of Silence: In Episode 41, the crew takes a moment to remember the recently passed Macho Man Randy Savage. It lasts for about five seconds, after which they start yelling his catchphrases.
  • PC vs. Console: Alex (and to a lesser extent Ryan) dislikes shooters on consoles. Enter the New Vegas LP on a PS3.
  • Refuge in Vulgarity: In the New Vegas LP, as Raddunk tries to employ a ghoul as a prostitute, Benson and Alex try to gross each other out with jokes about what sex with her would be like.
  • Too Dumb to Live: While doing quests for the Brotherhood of Steel, Raddunk finds himself unable to talk to Elder Macnamara to find out his next objective. Not realizing that he's supposed to talk to somebody else, the 40s assume the quest broke, blow the whole base up and leave.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Bandunk decides to play the game his own way.
    • To elaborate, one accidental trip to H&H Tools lead Bandunk to formulate the happenings in the video above, much to everyone's surprise.
    Bandunk: Hi! I win! Yaay!
    Little Big Planet 2 
  • Audience Participation: They asked people to either create or recommend custom levels for them to play.
  • Call Back: For each episode, each player would be wearing a new costume. Character-themed costumes included Wakka, Raddunk, Lloyd, and others. A fan also sent them a custom level that was a medley of things from all their previous L Ps, but sadly a physics glitch prevented them from making it to the end.
  • Griefer: Most prominently in the custom level episodes.
    Fable 2 
  • The Chew Toy: ** Hammer. They mock her tiny head and uninteresting personality throughout almost all of her screen time.
    bandunk: "It's like if you took a normal-looking woman's head and put it onto Triple H."
  • Ending Fatigue: Started kicking in around the last third, as the team quickly ran out of funny side things to do and started doing more and more of the (uninteresting) main quests. The pace picked up again for a few episodes, though, as Alex tried to start a family.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Every time Alex tries to attract a woman, he ends up attracting several men in the process.
  • Kick the Dog: Done literally to Juiceman the dog in Fable II by Dean the Househusband. Alex swears revenge, and guns him down in the street the next time he runs into him. A fan later makes a donation to T40s as a bounty on Dean.
  • Shout-Out: When the Spire is first introduced.
    Alex: "Oh, The Matrix."
    Benson: "You gettin' any Half-Life 2 flashbacks here?"
    Bandunk: "I feel like I'm playing flOw."
    Alex: "...We all made different references."
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: Plenty.
    Final Fantasy X- 2 
  • Book Ends: Final Fantasy X was their first LP, its sequel was their final one.
  • Critical Existence Failure: The end of the life of their copy of Final Fantasy X-2 after they all unanimously agreed it was one of the worst games they had ever done a Let's Play of.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun:
    bandunk: "Is there any Jecht in this game?"
    topiKal: "No Jecht."
    Kuvo: "Not that I know of."
    bandunk: "Oh God. I ob-jecht to that."
  • Too Dumb to Live: During Final Fantasy X-2 the group is fighting a trio of Blue Orbs. Assuming Blue means ice (when it actually means water), they try fire magic. When that doesn't work, the group doesn't know what to do, despite the fact the Orbs constantly cast water spells. They died two or three times in that one fight. Even after finally winning, one of them complains about fire not working.
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