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YMMV: Video Games Awesome!
  • Archive Panic: Just look at how many games they've covered. Good luck watching them all.
  • Broken Base: Complaints came in by the truckload when the show started to get Minecraft-heavy (even though Fraser has never abandoned or substantially reduced non-Minecraft content), though many fans now consider these shows to be a VGA staple.
    • Complaints also poured in when Fraser, Ben, and Becky started a fullscreen Long Haul of Borderlands 2 that was much more similar to a normal Let's Play than the usual show and lacked a visible chat. These complaints increased due to the fact that these shows began in October and were taking the place of many promised spooky games and because of the increasing levels of grumpiness and frustration Fraser was showing on the normal shows, which some blamed on having to be taken away from the much easier to produce Borderlands episodes. Of course, many people adored the episodes because of their relaxed atmosphere, the co-op dynamic, the game itself, and the unique experience of getting to watch Becky learn how to play an FPS.
    • There are also fans who prefer the recorded 5 to 15-minute shows to the live multi-hour shows, or just want more episodes of Awesome Video Games. The "abridged" episodes have since been reintroduced to satisfy those who desire shorter shows.
    • There are also those who show incredible bile towards the gang (Fraser especially) for putting forth little effort in understanding the plot of some games, misinterpreting important aspects or features, blaming the game for their own mistakes or lack of attention to instructions, or offering incredibly inconsistent criticism from game-to-game. The other half of the fandom see this as the best part of the show, as it provides plenty of opportunities for humor and gives the show a much more casual atmosphere.
    • The Silent Hill 2 playthrough was perhaps the biggest Base Breaker in the shows history so far, largely because of ignoring the plot (see above) and unfavourable comparisons to Deadly Premonition (which the team were much more invested in). However, some viewers agreed with much of the gang's criticism and/or saw the massive protests against the gang's mocking of the game as simple fanboyism.
  • Crazy Awesome: Santa Fraser.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: The reaction of some to Fraser and crew's extremely harsh treatment of Duck in The Walking Dead.
    • Much of Fraser's trolling against the Chat or sarcastic teasing of his co-hosts will be given this treatment by some of the Chat.
    • Fraser himself has some of these moments in The Binding of Isaac the Wrath of the Lamb show to some of the childhood stories being told (admittedly this is the Chat so whether or not they are true should be taken with a pinch of salt).
    • Ben's 'getting into character' as Comstock during the BioShock Infinite playthrough. Fraser joined in as well.
    • More recently another example sprung up when it became clear that some users were experiencing sexual harassment. The mods have made clear (and the community agrees) that this is NOT funny in any way.
    • When unwrapping gifts from fans, someone sent Fraser a Christian book, in the hope to convert him. Which then led to a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
      • Fraser: "I'm an atheist, through and through." *stream dies*
  • Ear Worm: Fraser's impromptu sea shanty in Minecraft Survival episode 49 (at 29:22). Saaaailing, across the ocean blue...
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Deacon has become very popular with fans of the show, if only because it bugs Fraser so much.
    • Some Minecrafters are also inordinately popular with the fans EnterMEUN in particular.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight
    Enzo991: I imagine Fraser's character as a mad man who thinks he is making friends this way :D
    • This line from the Assassin's Creed II playthrough is twice as funny after recent releases in the franchise.
    Fraser: Were there any British Assassins? I don't think so.
    • Right at the beginning of Batman: Arkham Origins, Fraser says that the Joker has hired the assassins, before correcting himself and saying it was Black Mask. As it turns out...
  • Hilarious in Hindsight/Harsher in Hindsight: Whichever it is, Fraser's speech about killing wolves in the Minecraft server Genesis certainly has a different feel to it after the death of Ruddadog.
    Ben: No killing the dogs.
    • Likewise, Fraser's refusal to kill the dog Stump in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Even more awkwardly, when Fraser kills a wolf on a different save, he states that wolves don't count as killing dogs.
    • Eventually, Becky pretending to stab herself and die repeatedly in the Assassin's Creed playthrough will become this due to the fact that she's dressed as Lucy.
    • Every other line in their BioShock Infinite playthrough. Moments include flirting with Elizabeth and noting how weird it would be if she was Booker's daughter.
      • This line in Part 49:
    Ben (as Booker): I'M NOT COMSTOCK!
  • Ho Yay: Near the end of Fraser's vlog on June 10, 2011, the rest of the gang comes into his home with beer for the hockey game. At about 7:36, With Fraser still talking, Ben comes up from behind him and kisses him on the ear.
    • Ben also takes a lot of opportunities to playfully flirt with Fraser (like in their liveshow of Earthbound) and touch him (reaching into his lap when playing Halo: Reach, in the You Don't Know Jack episode when he first comes back), which Fraser seems strangely used too.
      • With Deacon too, In the NHL 2011 Playoff game Deacon and Ben were dancing quite closely. They also tend to hug each other a lot as well.
      • And again in the Pre Minecon Minecraft Show.
    • Deacon tried to kiss Ben in the Pre Three post show.
    • Then there's the bit where Fraser mock-serenades Ben with a violin in Wii Music.
    • In the Amnesia: The Dark Descent playthrough, Fraser and Ben "kiss" well... 
    • Um...this.
  • The Scrappy: While playing The Walking Dead, Duck and Ben are treated with absolute loathing by the gang due to how useless, cruel, or incompetent they are. Fraser continually makes all of his choices based on getting them killed, even though both of them are kids. By the time Duck dies, he's come to peace with him due to how crappy his situation has gotten. He outright murders Ben, though.
    • Considering how Ben is indirectly responsible for Duck's death, Katjaa's death, and the near-death of several others, some may have felt this justified.
    • In Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, even though they love most of the characters, even the villains, Fraser shows contempt for Angel Starr for being so spiteful against everyone, and Lana Skye for being so adamant about not helping Wright defend her.
  • Squick: In this part of their Pheonix Wright play through, Fraser describes the reason he never reads Stephen King. Which was a scene involving an obese woman masturbating to a picture of Elvis Presley. Ewww, Frasher, just... ewwww...
    • This is Fraser's reaction towards the end of the BioShock Infinite playthrough, when he finds out that Elizabeth, who he has been jokingly lusting after the whole game is the PC's daughter.
  • "Stop Having Fun" Guys: Mostly averted, as the point of the show is to depict friends having fun with video games. There are some members of the Chat who play this straight, at the risk of being trolled by Fraser and company.
  • Stop Helping Me!: The Chat occasionally got this reaction from Fraser which lead to the Snarf and Derp system; when this escalated to the point that spoilers were common in the chat, Fraser made the chat for paid members (or Turbos) only during the livestream.
    • Ironically, the very first show with a Turbo-only chat featured one of the more infamous moments of chat misinformation: while trying to escape a burning apartment in Heavy Rain, the chat told him he was going the wrong way; when he found out he had actually been going the right way after all, he really lost it.
    • The SNARF and Derp system has now been stopped because of this very reason. Chat now only gives "SNAR Fs" when asked, although chat members are still perfectly free to guess about things in the game they don't know and play along with the crew.
  • Suckiness Is Painful: See Broken Base. Some viewers simply don't enjoy watching them bumble through games they're particularly bad at, evoking this effect.
  • Superlative Dubbing: Fraiser, being a Man of a Thousand Voices, likes to dub over the character's lines in games where there are no voiced dialogue. Sometimes this goes surprisingly well. Especially evident when they LP the Phoenix Wright games.
  • The Woobie: Ben. A doctor advised his mother not to give birth to him. Fraser constantly brings up his dyslexia. An old man in a park offered him drugs in exchange for blowjobs.

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