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Testeur Alpha is a video game reviewer from Quebec, Canada. Inspired by the Angry Video Game Nerd, he reviews both good and bad games along with his long-suffering sidekick Beta.


    Games reviewed so far, chronological order 

2012

2013

2014

2015


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  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: The hockey episode is presented by Beta, with a depressed Alpha taking the back seat.
  • Big Eater: Beta eats a lot, especially in the more recent videos. He's also an Extreme Omnivore. In one episode, he eats patience calendars.
  • Butt-Monkey: You thought Seb had it bad? Beta gets it way, way worse. In every episode, he's beaten up at least once.
  • Caustic Critic: Subverted. As anger prone as Alpha is, he is quick to give credit to a game where credit is due.
  • The Chew Toy: Beta is abused in every episode.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • In the Carmageddon episode, Beta accidentally shoots someone through the window. In the following episode, Alpha gets a phone call about Lambda having been shot in front of his house.
    • In the VIP review, he yells when one of the game's characters compares herself to Shaquille O'Neal.
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    • In the same review, he gets aggravated because of a message where the word "tire" is spelled "tyre". In the following episode, a tire is visible in the background with a note pinned to it saying "TYRE for sale".
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Beta. Big time.
  • Couch Gag: Every opening sequence ends with Alpha and Beta playing a game, Beta punching Alpha and Alpha retaliating. Alpha's payback for the punch changes every episode.
  • Every Episode Ending: Every episode ends with "Beta's chronic puns": Beta tells a story full of very, very bad puns.
  • Evolving Credits: When the episode features Lambda or a guest who stays for the entire episode, they are shown in the opening sequence alongside Alpha and Beta.
  • Gratuitous English
  • Identical Grandson: Lambda and her great-grandmother.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: Due to Alpha, Beta and (formerly) Lambda playing all secondary characters. They include:
    • Herr Doktor: A German Mad Scientist (played by Alpha), who is apparently behind some of the worst games Alpha reviews.
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    • The Igor: Herr Doktor's assistant (played by Beta) named Gertrude.
    • A simpleton neighbor (played by Alpha) who drives a jumping car.
    • A snobby French couple living nearby (played by Beta and Lambda)
    • A constantly annoyed postal worker (played by Alpha) who Beta mistakenly believes to be his friend.
    • And many more...
  • Metalhead: Alpha
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: How the third episode starts:
    Alpha: Hello my friends. And Beta.
    Beta: (gives finger)
  • Nigh Invulnerable: According to the homebrew games review, Beta is this. It explains why the abuse he's put through never leaves any permanent mark.
  • Put on a Bus: Lambda apparently left for Japan.
  • Separated by a Common Language:
    • The differences between the dialects of French spoken in Quebec and in France are sometimes noted by Alpha.
    • He did his Rugrats review while imitating the French accent and speaking in French dialect after Joueur du Grenier challenged him to do so.
  • Sidekick: Beta, to Alpha.
  • Take That!: Lots to Justin Bieber.
  • Theme Naming: Alpha, Beta and Lambda.
    • Odd Name Out: You could have expected the third member to be called Gamma.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
  • Unexplained Recovery: Lambda, after having been shot, prompting a very appropriate reaction from Alpha.
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