Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?, aka HAWP, is a video series by Destructoid hosted on Gametrailers.It is presented in short episodes, usually only a few minutes long. Any given episode typically begins with Ashly's older brother, Anthony, asking his sister what game she's currently playing, whereupon she responds and the siblings (and sometimes their friends) conduct a skit/parody of said game. Said skit can consist of her acting as the game's characters, putting herself into the game's situation and acting completely unlike the characters (she'd rather play Connect Four with herself than fight the horde) or even just sitting and yelling at the game while she plays it.
Tropes that apply to Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?:
A God Am I: In Anthony's retelling of getting the writing job for Borderlands 2, Ashly!Anthony realizes that he's Armed With Canon
Ashly!Anthony: I can create motherfucking universes with my mind!
Ambiguously Brown: Ash and Anthony are mixed-race (their mom is Thai/East Indian according to Ashly's Facebook profile) and Anthony describes himself as "brown" in a couple of videos. This results in Anthony being accused of being a terrorist by Ash and Papa Burch in the Red Faction Guerrilla episode.
Anthony, who gets married to Ashley Davis... and refuses to have sex with her, until she cosplays as Big Boss... and writes disturbing Gears of War yaoi after that.
In the Quantum Conundrum episode it's shown that his nightmare is his wife asking to have intercourse. His fantasy is a half dressed guy asking the same thing... And his wife watches.
Ash herself gets this treatment in "Noir", where she agrees to help Blavis because of her "half-decent rack". She also gets excited over boobs in the "Lara Croft" and "Sexy Booth Babes" episodes.
And Starring: Ashley Davis always gets this credit, even though she appears in the larger majority of episodes by now.
Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: In the episode about Limbo, Anthony thinks this sorta thing would ensue when Ash asks whether he would look for her if she was stuck in a dark forest. When he asks whether she would come looking for him, she shoots down the possibility completely.
Badass: Papa Burch, who has had orgies, done all the things you could do in Saints Row The Third in real life, and could tell when Ashly was about to possess him after rendering herself comatose and, in equal measure, scare her off.
Bait and Switch: In "Noir", Ashley recruits Ashly to find a man who is "a lover and a brother" to her. She's talking about her Mario figurine, not Anthony.
Bilingual Bonus: Anthony and Ashly's grandmother in Rayman Origins speaks actual Arabic at the beginning. She's even credited as Teta in the credits which is Arabic for Grandma.
Crossdresser: Ash is fond of wearing suits (surprisingly, in "Noir", she isn't wearing a suit, but does have fake stubble), and dressed up as Francis from Left 4 Dead in one episode. Papa Burch and her sister-in-law Davis dressed up as, respectively, Zoey and Louis from the same game, while Anthony has dressed up as Sakura from Street Fighter.
Defictionalization: Ashly, Anthony, and Papa Burch have been officially released as DLC homies for Saints Row IV. The DLC comes with the "hit 'em with your dildo laser" line from the Saints Row the Third episode of "Hey, Ash."
Ashly (Burch) and Ashley Davis, who does Once Upon a Pixel. Anthony is now married to Ashley Davis, but this didn't stop Ashly (his sister) from making incest jokes.
In the Season 3 finale, Anthony gets letters threatening Ash, so they agree to work together. Except he was protecting the wrong Ashley. This can be easily explained by the fact that Anthony could easily have assumed "Ashley" was a misspelling of his sister's name, and there are a lot more reasons for someone to try and kill Ash than his wife.
Pet the Dog: Theoretically, Ashly getting Anthony toilet paper in the Elite Beat Agents episode. Her method of delivery, imitating the gameplay of the series, is rather circuitous, however.
Promoted Fanboy: Both Ash and Anthony have broken out into careers in the games industry. Anthony works for Gearbox, and has worked on Borderlands 2 as head writer. Ash, meanwhile, has gone into voice acting, portraying Tiny Tina in Borderlands 2 and Ayla in Awesomenauts.
Straight Man and Wise Guy: Anthony is the straight man, taking games an important, artistic form. Ash is the wise guy, making cutting comments and jabs at whatever logical or interesting points her brother makes.
Too Dumb to Live: In the "Once Upon A Pixel" episode (which started the Spin-Off video series with the same name), Papa Burch tells Ashly and Anthony that he needs to go out, and is dropping them off at daycare. Anthony starts to protest, but then notices Ashly:
You Are Too Late: Ashly declares that she's going to poop in Anthony's bed while he's playing Guitar Hero. Anthony tries to pause the game and stop her, but it turns out that she broke the pause button earlier. By the time he finishes playing, well...