Neebs Gaming is a Youtube gaming channel started by Hank And Jed to keep engaged with fans while they work on their animations. It began as a spin-off of Battlefield Friends, and has since grown to cover a wide number of games, usually running multiple series at once.
This show provides examples of:
- Achievements in Ignorance: One commenter on a Human: Fall Flat video remarked upon how they developed new, but unnecessary, ways of navigating the levels never intended by the developers because they approach problems as entertainers rather than gamers.
- Adult Fear: In the Five Nights at Freddy's 2 video:Thick: As soon as you start putting kid voices in it, no thank you.Neebs: Are you afraid of kids?Thick: Yeah, I'm afraid of kids! I've got two of 'em!
- Aluminum Christmas Trees: In 2014, Youtube kept flagging their videos for music copyright issues... for music that they composed themselves.
- Apologetic Attacker: In Seven Days to Die- Get Off My Bridge, Thick gets attacked by a dog:Thick: Sorry about this, pooch!(The dog damages him.)Thick: Not anymore!(Shoots.)
- Ascended Fan: Adahop, a fan who appears in and makes builds for Scrap Mechanic videos.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Neebs tends to get distracted by climbing ladders during Grand Theft Auto V videos.
- Bittersweet Ending: Their playthrough of The Forest. Timmy is dead, as everyone except Appsro suspected, and at Simon and Thick's urging, Appsro decides not to bring him back to life, shutting down the EMP so no more planes will be shot down. Neebs, who was last seen trying to make his way back to the surface after hang gliding into the sinkhole to help the others, regroups with Doraleous, who busied himself by making a small, easily defendable settlement, and all five of them soon group back up together. However, none of this changes the fact that Timmy is still dead, and unless they build a boat or someone comes looking for them, they're stuck on the island with no way home. But whatever happens, for the moment, the gang has each other.
- Butt-Monkey: Simon, being the one member of the gang who isn't a regular gamer. The role gets shifted to Anthony when he's around.
- Cuteness Proximity: They break into baby-talk, usually "oozha boozha", when dogs are in a game.
- Dead Baby Humor: Their series on The Forest has Appsro searching for his son Timmy, while the others insist Timmy is probably dead.
- Downer Ending: Their Outer Wilds series. Appsro, driven into Death Seeker territory by the "Groundhog Day" Loop, removes the warp core powering the Ash Twin Project. This breaks the loop despite N.E.E.B.S's protests, and their final moments before the sun explodes and they're Killed Off for Real are spent arguing with each other.
- Forgetful Jones: Simon will frequently forget about various mechanics and things he was just told, leading some to legitimately wonder if he has a short-term memory disorder.
- Gilligan Cut: In part 9 of the Fallout 4 series, Appsro comes up with a plan to avoid a dangerous bridge:"We'll stay on the shore and we'll head that way. Yeah, it's a solid plan.(Smash Cut to Appsro surrounded by mirelurks)"Every plan I have goes fuckin' south!"
- Giver of Lame Names: In Subnautica, Simon and Neebs demand that Appsro name his Seamoth "Dr. Spaghetti". He eventually gives in.
- Insane Troll Logic: Simon gets flagged by HR in Subnautica for stalking Tina, Neebs' secretary. He doesn't call it stalking. He gets told the definition of stalking - which is unwanted attention - and dismisses it on the grounds that Tina can't not want it if she doesn't know about it.
- Simon probably had a pretty good chance of going out with Tina, as it turns out she really liked it when Doraleous did the same thing as Simon and she was extremely into it, too bad he stopped after the talk with HR.
- Kaizo Trap: Neebs gets to the bottom of 'Balcony Terror' in Happy Wheels, but the ground is so littered with corpses that he can't land and win.Neebs: I should be winning right now!
- Killer Cop: Appsro's Rage Cop series, in which he plays a cop who goes from brtually enforcing the law to just flat-out rampaging across the world.
- Missing Steps Plan: Neebs's goal for his channel is written as:1.Create a channel2.Largest Channel in the world3.World Peace
"Phil Collins killed his wife, had a chicken baby...Sussudio".
- In the P.T. video, they try to figure out the backstory of the demo. They come up with:
- Mundane Made Awesome: "Godmode Resupply Montage", a video which treats the act of handing out ammo as the most epic thing of all time.
- Open Secret: Youtube comments frequently ask the gang to do face reveals, when there are already numerous videos out there that show their faces. They often mock this by doing fake face reveals which just show their Battlefield Friends characters' faces.
Simon: I was talking to Nate, Neebs! (correcting himself) I was talking to Doraleous!Doraleous: Now people know my real name!
- Then there's this bit in Outlast:
- Out-of-Genre Experience: Neebs and Simon turn some segments in 7 Days to Die into a home decorating show, complete with a "SGTV" (Simon and Gardens) network bumper.
- Sixth Ranger: Anthony, who runs the Culture Shock Network on Youtube, consults on various videos.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: While playing Until Dawn:
- The Operators Must Be Crazy: The premise of their Subnautica video, in which Appsro plays the survivor and the rest of the crew act as the support hotline.
- To run a list on their craziness:
- Neebs is the mellowed out one, who's genuinely trying to help, but he has to do things by the book because if Appsro gets found by the rescue team and he's happy and wants to stay, then that's on Neebs and it comes out of his paycheck. Neebs is also insistent on having things scanned, even when scanning is hazardous.
- Simon is the one off his meds. He's depressed, lazy, irresponsible, and the least health-cautious of the lot. He takes drugs during work hours and smokes in his office. He constantly tells Appsro that he's going to die and thinks that he's smart when in reality, he's rather dumb and doesn't give as good advice as he thinks he does, having convinced his friend to break up with a girl he'd been dating for two years and planned to propose to.
- Thick isn't as bad as the others, but he's trying to get people to sign up for premium packages as often as possible because Thick gets a bonus every time they do. He does give up on it with Appsro as he comes to terms with the fact that Appsro could very well die and it would be a waste of time.
- Doraleous is a lot more casual with Appsro, being chill but not knowing much about the job. There's a good reason for that: He doesn't actually work there at first. He's a pizza guy who found the workplace empty and decided to make a random call for fun. Appsro likes him the most because he's the most upbeat, trying to see the bright side of everything, and is generally a fun guy. Hilariously, he turns out to be more helpful than the other three in terms of technical information via the database.
- Take That!: In the final episode of the Rage Cop series, the titular character mentions that one of the reasons he became a police officer was because he liked killing minorities.
- Trivially Obvious: One of the lyrics to the song "Battlefield Bill" just talks about how he needs his thighs to ride a motorcycle.
- Vocal Evolution: During early videos, Simon was still doing his character's high-pitched voice from the Battlefield Friends series, which he has since dropped.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: They hardly go a video without having some kind of argument.