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Geek Remix is a YouTube channel started in July of 2013 by two women, Mari and Stacy. Their 2 Girls 1 Let's Play series includes full playthroughs as well as the shows 2 Girls 1 Shitty Look, which examines poorly written, animated, or designed games, and 2 Girls 1 Quick Look which delves briefly into games, sometimes through their demos, alphas, or betas.

Mari also writes and edits other types of videos for the channel, including fan theories, Easter Eggs and easily missed details, scene compilations, and examination of tropes like the Uncanny Valley, Subliminal Seduction, and Freeze-Frame Bonus. They have also founded a new show called "Pixel Squirt" which looks at the inevitable porn adaptations of video games.

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Geek Remix's videos, along with its hosts, Mari and Stacy, have examples of the following tropes:

  • Big "NO!": Mari, after a gameplay snafu in Detroit: Become Human leads to an undesired injury.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mari and Stacy, especially Stacy. Their Super Seducer Let's Plays are notable for being a fairly constant roast.
  • invokedDraco in Leather Pants: Mari tends to do this with certain antagonists, such as Nathan Prescott, the Sha-Brytol, and the kett.
  • invokedEpileptic Trees: Mari often believes her own theories verge into this territory.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Mari thinks being a princess is the most badass thing around.
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  • invokedEvil Is Sexy: The hosts are very excited by Lara going on a brutal, terrifying rampage in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, calling it the sexiest thing they've ever seen. There's also a Running Gag that any male character Stacy finds attractive turns out to be evil (starting with Mr. Jefferson).
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: No matter how insane Mari's theories are, she's smart and genre savvy enough that they're usually right. For example, she actually called that Mr. Jefferson was the Big Bad of Life is Strange.
  • Freud Was Right: In their Mass Effect 3 replay, they discuss the theory that most species' spaceships look like the species' genitals (the "yonic" shape of the asari dreadnought and its giant blue hole in the middle are contrasted with every other species' more phallic design), and use this to interpolate what Garrus has going on under the hood.
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  • Genre Savvy: One of the points of their Let's Plays. For example, they noticed Chloe's targeting of the handicapped several hours before the revelation of Chloe being in a wheelchair in the new timeline. Stacy immediately called it out as foreshadowing upon the revelation. They also correctly guessed that Isabel Kruger was actually Faith's sister in Mirror's Edge: Catalyst.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Fans often assume Mari and Stacy are lesbian life partners (or sisters). They are actually just two friends with separate significant others. However, neither identifies as heterosexual.
  • High Heel Hurt: Something of a Running Gag whenever a character is wearing high heels while doing a lot of running is mentioning how painful it must be. Most notably the main character of The Missing: J.J Macfield and the Island of Memories, who Stacy compares to the one girl who's decided she's committed to a pair of heels on a night out and refuses to take them off.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: Both Mari and Stacy change their hair color every once in a while.
  • Mars-and-Venus Gender Contrast: When exploring Simon's apartment at the beginning of SOMA they bring up the classic toilet seat example and resolve to make Simon put it down before leaving the bathroom, only to have some trouble doing so due to the game's slightly wonky physics engine, causing them to jokingly state that now they understand why it's so hard for guys to do it.
  • Robosexual: In Soma, Mari discusses the possibility of dating Carl Semken, a human mind copied into a robot body.
  • Save Scumming: referenced by name in the Detroit: Become Human series when unabashedly reversing certain choices to keep characters alive.
  • Screaming at Squick: The poorly thought-out finale of Indigo Prophecy leaves them howling in a mixture of horror and amusement - first at an incident in which the Lucas breaks into an orphanage and tells a little girl that he's seen her in his dreams, then in the finale when Carla ends up having sex with what is essentially an ice-cold zombie.
  • Self-Deprecation: Their videos sometimes reference how bad they are at the particular game. They joke about it extensively in their video for Mirror's Edge: Catalyst.
  • Straw Feminist: Played With. Mari and Stacy will occasionally chastise each other for not being politically correct, but also spend time genuinely discussing issues of social justice as depicted in the subtext of the game they're playing. Perhaps best seen in the Mass Effect: Andromeda playthrough, where Mari goes from criticizing Administrator Tann's Fantastic Racism to playing the "Krogan Scientists Get No Respect" trope straight within the course of a (real-life) hour, with Stacy criticizing both standpoints.
  • The Xenophile: Mari has a sexual attraction to many aliens in and out of the Mass Effect Universe. Her favorite alien lover is Garrus Vakarian.
    • She's also stated by her own admission that she finds intelligent non-humans to be more attractive than humans.

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