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Website: RVT
RVT (formerly Reviewtopia) is a review website similar in style to That Guy with the Glasses- in fact, a few of the contributors were recruited by later 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 livestream called RVTV. The site has since changed its name and is shifting focus to both reviews and original content.

Much like thatguywiththeglasses.com and screwattack.com, members of the community can post their own reviews and orginal content, however some reviewers seem to just use it as a video dumping ground while other reviewers and community contributers, such as Zeltrax Millenium are regluar members of the community and even help the site's runners with their own shows and join their podcasts.

In early 2013 two-thirds of the site's contributors left after an incident at Magfest involving a live-streaming episode of Sinner Radio. During the show, there was an incident involving nudity and Enigma, who was operating the site's Twitter, made several lewd and exploitative comments (that were since deleted). The incident resulted in a mass exodus of members, Enigma's firing and LC being suspended from the site for some time.

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

Contributors:

Former contributors:


There are also a few podcasts:

  • The Rising Sun with the Shades, EZ Rider, Yamiangie, and Hybrid Rain
  • Wrestle-Cast with Matty Jay and TWK
  • Ikaricast with 16 Bit Jeff, Fighter Xaos, and Seraph
  • Ranger Recap with EZ Rider, The Shades, and Matty Jay

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 going MST 3 K on Smack Down.
  • Toku Riffs LIVE w/ The Shades and EZ Rider
  • 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!
  • Monday Night Riffs: Love Raw? Hate Cole? Join Matty Jay, EZ and whoever wants to swing by as we riff Monday Night RAW on RVTV
  • Ranger Recap LIVE with EZ Rider, The Shades, and Matty Jay(no official description available). **Sometimes Power Rangers Trivial Pursuit games with members of the RVT community will be played.
  • Rising Sun Podcast: Join The Shades, EZ Rider and the gang as we give you all the anime news, reviews, and interviews you crave. (alternates tuesdays with Ranger Recap LIVE)


Tropes appearing on the site:


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