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YMMV / Hardcore Gaming 101

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  • Bile Fascination: "Your Weekly Kusoge" is all about this. Some of the main articles do this, too (most notably the ones on the Bubsy series and the Last Action Hero licensed games).
  • Broken Base:
    • In October 2017, almost 14 years after the site's opening, HG101 underwent a complete redesign from a simple "web 1.0" HTML database to a WordPress-based modern and streamlined design. The reasons are because it's easier to upload and mantain the huge number of articles, for accessibility purposes and because modern web design dictates that a site needs to be browsed on a variety of portable devices. However, not everyone is happy with this. Fans of the redesign say the old site was too archaic-looking and difficult to be taken seriously as an informative portal. Detractors say it was at least visually distinct and now looks like every sub-par gaming blog under the sun, and also complain that several unique features had to be removed, making it less interesting to browse and less complete, especially in regard to the huge amount of screenshots and some of the more curious features (and many, many articles somehow didn't survive the transition and can only be found on the archived original site). Like every major change, it's impossible to find a way to please everyone.
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    • And once again in January 2020, when Kurt Kalata (Discoalucard), who manages the HG_101 got in an argument over the Goemon 3 fan translations for its usage of slurs.
  • Critical Research Failure:
    • The Bayou Billy review says that there are no ammo pickups in the shooting stages. That's just plain not true.
    • The Pole no Daibouken review says that you cannot turn off the commentary. However, the main menu has an option that lets you turn off the commentary (or move the commentary to the Wii Remote Speaker). Then again, the whole thing was in Japanese...
  • Memetic Mutation: The neologism for things like Impossibly Cool Clothes and Impractically Fancy Outfits (particularly of the sort popularized by Tetsuya Nomura) and anything else generally considered Cool, but Stupid is "zazz".