Website / RVT

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RVT (formerly Reviewtopia) is a review website similar in style to That Guy with the Glasses—in fact, a few of the contributors were later recruited by and featured on both sites. Reviewed topics are Film, Live-Action TV, Video Games, Anime, Tokusatsu, Professional Wrestling, Music and Comics. There is also a live-stream called RVTV. The site has since changed its name and is shifting focus from exclusively reviewing to also include original content.

Also like That Guy With The Glasses/Channel Awesome and ScrewAttack, members of the community are invited to post their own reviews and original content. Some reviewers just use it as a video dumping ground while other reviewers and community contributors (such as Zeltrax Millennium) are regular members of the community and even help the site's runners with their own shows and join their podcasts.

In early 2013, about two-thirds of the site's contributors left following a controversial incident: during a live-stream of a Sinner Radio episode at MAGFest there was a combination of nudity and several lewd and exploitative comments made by Enigma, who was operating the site's Twitter at the time (which were later deleted). The result was a mass exodus of members, Enigma's firing, and temporary suspension of live-streaming.

As of November 2014, the main site has been down, with the reason given being that it's transferring to a more reliable server, however as of July 2016, the site remains down for unknown reasons. RVT's Twitter account can still be accessed here, where they still post links to their contributor's videos and scheduled stream announcements. Their facebook is also still active, though it is updated far less frequently.

During the downtime, EZ Rider has opened his own site for his own shows and podcasts, Tokuti.me, with mention on the FAQ page that other producers might be featured on the site, though he has yet to feature anyone else.

A history of the site as related by Marc Mues and Doc Pepper can be found here

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There are also a few podcasts:

The site also has several weekly U Stream events to interact with the community:

  • Matty Jay LIVE: Matty spins music requests, rants a little, and an occasional stupid wrestling story rears its head.
  • Riffdown w/ TWK: TWK, Hairball(aka Sooper Kami Guru), Bobbert and Brymstone Sean doing a full MST on Smack Down.
  • Toku Riffs LIVE w/ EZ Rider, Matty Jay, Spade Ace, and The Shades
  • RVT Game Night: Grab your controllers and keyboards, cause it's time to play! Join your favorite RVT contributors for some multiplayer action. Not only can you watch, you can play with us LIVE! IT'S GAME TIME!
  • Ranger Recap LIVE with EZ Rider, The Shades, and Matty Jay. Join EZ Rider, Matty Jay, and The Shades as they riff the newest episodes of the latest incarnation in the Power Rangers franchise and even riff classic episodes, and then read you're emails and comments LIVE! **Sometimes Power Rangers Trivial Pursuit games with members of the RVT community will be played and sometimes Cards Against Humanity.
  • Rising Sun Podcast: Join The Shades, Mikshel, and Yamiangie for all the anime news, reviews, and interviews that you crave.

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Alternative Title(s): Reviewtopia

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