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Two NewMedia enthusiasts investigate the various computer-game controversies, video game ventures and digital disasters that you didn't even realize were a thing, with series such as "Games Yanks Can't Wank", a series about games that were only released in the United Kingdom on their beloved home computers and "Fact Hunt", a series that, of course, details various obscure facts about video games, old and new, as we say: [[CatchPhrase But, hello you!]] This is the page on Guru Larry and Wez, and we welcome you to it!

Originally from [=ScrewAttack=], these two guys from UsefulNotes/TheMidlands provide voice-over top-10 countdowns related to popular video games, as well as other gaming-related videos. Can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJVdNvvuvOnthuWVQjYff2w here]].

As of this writing, Larry is one of the few members left on [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Channel Awesome]] (along with Creator/DougWalker and Creator/BradJones) in the wake of Channel Awesome's March-April 2018 controversy.

!!Tropes:
* AcceptableTargets:
** [[invoked]] Creator/PeterMolyneux, Tim Langdell, and Ocean Software. Larry ''will'' find a way to poke fun at Molyneux in each "Fact Hunt" video, even when he's cutting him some slack by [[InsultToRocks finding something so stupid that it makes him look good in comparison]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9k3RdfJ2U8 "5 Times Peter Molyneux Was an Asshole"]] is an entire video justifying why Larry takes a shot at him in every video, but proving exactly why he's an acceptable target.
** Another frequent punching bag is Creator/TheKingOfHate.
** Larry isn't very fond of WebVideo/PatTheNesPunk.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Larry is fond of these, dropping a good few of them in the intro most of his videos.
* ArtisticLicense: Guru Larry has said to use "Trap Streets" to make the truths slighty exaggerated.[[note]]Trap Street coming from the act of making a nonexistent or misplaced street on a map to counter plagiarists.[[/note]] This method allowed him to catch WebVideo/WatchMojo copying part of his "Top 10 ACTUAL Worst Selling Consoles" video.
* BadassBaritone: Even if he didn't have his accent, no one would deny that Larry has a ''killer'' speaking voice.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: {{Invoked|Trope}} in the intro to "Games Yanks Can't Wank" when the theme song suddenly takes a ShockingSwerve to a darker tone:
--> ''Would you like to be my friend''
--> ''I don't have many friends''
--> ''[[LampshadeHanging But what does this have to do with the soooooong?]]''
* TheCameo:
** The usual musical intro for "Games Yanks Can't Wank" features the appropriately British [[VideoGame/FatalFury Billy Kane]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Cammy White]], and [[VideoGame/PunchOut Narcis Prince]].
** The "Top 5 Hidden Pissed Off Programmer Rants" sub-series of "Fact Hunt" features voice-overs from several other personalities such as [[Website/TheBestPageInTheUniverse Maddox]], WebVideo/LazyGameReviews, [[WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}} Jim Sterling]], WebVideo/TotalBiscuit, and even VideoGame/DukeNukem himself, Creator/JonStJohn.
* CatchPhrase
** Larry likes to start off his videos for real by saying "But... ''hello you''! I'm Guru Larry and I welcome you to Fact Hunt!"
** "I'll get me coat" whenever some particularly horrible wordplay gets a LamePunReaction.
* ClusterFBomb:
** Wez does this at the start of "Top Ten Overhyped Shite Games":
--> '''Wez:''' We're not on TV any more, we can say what the fuck we want! Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck!
** The "Top 5 Hidden Pissed Off Programmer Rants" sub-series of "Fact Hunt" also contains a fair share of cussing. Take, for example, this rant against [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil software pirates]] hidden in the code of the Amiga ECS version of ''Film/JurassicPark'':
--> "MESSAGE TO FAGSHITE AND PARAPLEGIC AND ALL THE OTHER DICKHEADS! BETTER LUCK THIS TIME! TRY AND REMOVE MORE THAT [sic] 20% OF THE PROTECTION THIS TIME YOU USELESS CUNTS! ISN'T IT TIME YOU STOPPED PULLING YOUR DICKS AND LEFT YOUR BEDROOMS AND GOT A REAL JOB?"
** There are two episodes dedicated to cheat codes and pass codes that contain swearing. The first one, "Top 5 Offensive Cheat Codes", focuses on codes that are deliberately put in by game programmers. The second one, "Top 5 Offensive Passcodes (That all Exist Purely by Chance!)", focuses on codes that are generated due to the games' password systems (as opposed to battery backups and save files) that coincidentally form curse words.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: On a video riffing on DSP's Christmas special, Guru Larry commented how disgusted he was...because Phil didn't get the real Santa Claus for the video.
* {{Crossover}}: Has done several joint reviews with WebVideo/StuartAshen in which they look at [[BoardGame board games]] based on video games.
* CurseCutShort:
** During his retrospective of ''VideoGame/DuckTales'', Larry concedes that the game had a sequel, "but it was a pile of shi-".
** A visual example from Larry's retrospective of ''Art Alive''; one of the pictures Larry draws with the game includes text saying "ART ALIVE IS SH".
* TheDogBitesBack: During [=#ChangeTheChannel=], Larry has openly admitted that his reasons for staying amount to this, as a "Fuck you" to the management ignoring him during his time on the site and to [[WhileRomeBurns watch the site implode]].
* EpicFail: "5 Hilarious Idiotic Gaming Screw Ups" lists examples from developers, such as a cheat code for ''VideoGame/KeioFlyingSquadron'' unlocking the full game in the demo, and the DRM for ''Rainbow Six Vegas 2'''s digital version being so hard to fix, [[GoneHorriblyRight that not even a clean install could do anything]], that Ubisoft was only able to fix it by ''using a pirated crack of the game'' as an official patch.
* EveryoneHasStandards: At the end of ''Film/{{Apaches}}'', there's a list of names of real children who died playing on farms, but Larry stops there as he's not sick enough to joke about that.
* FourthWallGreeting: A common introduction to his videos.
* HarmlessVillain: His friend [[WebVideo/StuartAshen Ashens]] kills Itsmyyard on the Top Tens.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The Fact Hunt episode "5 Times Scalpers Totally Screwed Themselves Over" documents how scalpers of things such as the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 and the Super Nintendo Classic Mini were eventually brought down by their own greed.
* HurricaneOfPuns: When looking back at previous entries on the Top Tens, in preparation for the number 1, every number comes with a pun.
* {{Irony}}: In "4 S***y Patents that Ruined Gaming", he talks about two instances pertaining to SEGA's patenting actually ''helping'' their opponents; trying to patent the transitions between the point of views started in ''Virtua Racing'' meant every other developer excluded the transitions, which was actually a ''boon'' in a genre that requires very precise timing, and patenting levitating arrow that tells you where to go from ''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi'', which they took Fox to court over for using something similar in ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsRoadRage'', made other developers come up with a far more efficient workaround, by using a glowing line in the road on maps instead.
* LongTitle: A common occurrence in ''Fact Hunt''. A recurring gag is Larry's avatar trying to make himself visible from the long title covering the screen.
* {{Machinima}}: Larry and Wez created a Wrestling Machinima video, WMW Smackfest!
* MarketBasedTitle: The Fact Hunt episode "5 Games Renamed for REALLY Stupid Reasons" covers this, from Creator/GeorgeLucas forcing ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' to be retitled as ''Lylat Wars'' in Europe,[[note]]Due to ''Star Wing'', which was the European title for the prequel, sounding like ''Franchise/StarWars''.[[/note]] to Creator/{{Activision}}'s UK branch renaming the first ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater'' to ''Tony Hawk's Skateboarding''.[[note]]Because the execs there thought the Brits would mistake it for an ice skating game.[[/note]]
* NoExportForYou: The point of his shows "Games Yanks Can't Wank" and "Films Yanks Can't Wank", looking at media that was released in the UK but not the USA. [[invoked]]
* NonindicativeName: Larry's internet image is being the one British guy on gaming sites otherwise dominated by Americans. Yet his full name, Larry Bundy Jr., sounds rather stereotypically ''American'' to British ears. Furthermore, the addendum to Larry's name is spelled "Jnr" in UsefulNotes/BritishEnglish, [[WordOfGod but he thought the U.S. spelling looked better.]]
* OldShame: Invoked: The Fact Hunt episode "5 Angry Programmers (Game Developers) Who Hated Their Own Games" focuses on game developers who hated their own creations. One of them even didn't like video games in general.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Larry is in his late thirties, but easily looks a decade younger.
* OncePerEpisode:
** A potshot at Peter Molyneux is made in every episode, no exceptions... even when they make the exception by finding something even more stupid.
** Coming from the UK, at least one European game (port or original) appears in his lists.
* OutOfFocus: Wez hasn't shown up that much in Larry's videos. He doesn't appear in ''Fact Hunt'' at all.
* PrecisionFStrike: Wez drops one during "Top Ten Biggest Rip-Offs in Gaming". It's [[SoundEffectBleep bleeped out]], but it's pretty obvious what he's saying.
* {{Pun}}: [[OnceAnEpisode In every episode]], at least one is usually horrible. Larry likes to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] them with a {{Beat}} and a quick "I'll get me coat".
* ARareSentence: Larry acknowledges that even he can say something nice about Peter Molyneux at the end of "10 Companies EA Bought, Then DESTROYED!!!" While explaining the circumstances that lead to Electronic Arts acquiring Bullfrog Productions, Larry comments that it was Molyneaux's business savvy that helped fight off EA from acquiring their studios in the first place. When Molyneux left, the company had nobody who could stop them from being bought out.
* RunningGag:
** Larry has referenced the game "Pinball Construction Set" several times in his videos.
** His various [[TakeThat pot shots]] to Creator/PeterMolyneux.
** Anytime he speaks the word "Edge", expect a shot at infamous copyright troll Tim Langdell.
* SelfDeprecation: Larry tends to make fun of the fact a lot of his Fact Hunt videos have clickbaity titles, sometimes [[HypocrisyNod after making fun of someone else employing the same technique]]:
-->'''Larry:''' But, Hello you! And I welcome you to Fact Hunt. "Five Purposely Broken, Unbeatable Games by Dickish Developers." Yes, I know it's a convoluted name. You try coming up with a more clickbaity title to describe this episode.
* ShoddyKnockoffProduct: He reviewed British games that ripped off famous NES titles.
* ShoutOut: Boggle Flash ([[Film/FlashGordon1980 Ahhhhh!]])
* SoundEffectBleep: Several times in "Top Ten Awesome Weapons", during the [[{{VideoGame/Doom}} BFG-9000]] segment.
%%** Also during "Top Ten Rip-Offs".
* SpinOff: Website/{{Kickstarter}} related videos by Dan Ibbertson (of Slopes Game Room) sporadically appear whenever Larry is unable to post a ''Fact Hunt'' for the week.
* SurpriseCreepy: [[https://youtu.be/ZrmCf9r5J0A "5 Mascots Cancelled For Incredibly Messed Up Reasons"]] was first released on April Fools' Day 2017, and many viewers would have expected stories of amusing incompetence. Instead, the video reveals that three mascots were cancelled due to tragedies.
* TakeThat: [[RunningGag Done once a video]] to Peter Molyneux.
* {{Troll}}:
** Larry is amongst many of those who likes mocking [[Webcomic/{{Sonichu}} Christian Weston Chandler]], having even done interviews with Chandler himself.
** His reasons for staying on Channel Awesome pretty much amounts to him being this.
* VideoReviewShow: Reviewing the gory kid's 1970s [=PSAs=] such as ''Film/{{Apaches}}'' and ''Film/TheFinishingLine''.
* WhileRomeBurns: Larry's other reason for staying with Channel Awesome other than [[TheDogBitesBack spite for the management ignoring him]]: to watch the site implode.
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