Thursday, December 16, 2010

Introducing: "The Game AntiThinker"

Just FYI, trying something a little different over at the other show:

29 comments:

Smashmatt202 said...

I really hate how you're just using you're platform to just bitch and rant about the kinds of people you hate instead of just being informative and having fun with video games. That episodes seems to represent everything that's wrong with your show... In one character!

Not to mention, I hate how you just cut yourself off from a possibly interesting discussion just so you can make up a story reminiscent of Linkara and The Spoony One over on ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com.

I hope the "Antithinker" dies off in the first 5 seconds of the next video because that BARELY as much as I can take of him. I know the point of him is that he's obnoxious, but he's obnoxious because I KNOW that it just your latest way of demonizing the kinds of people you don't like.

Charlie said...

Bob, I've been following you regularly for almost two years now. I liked your early GO videos, I found them informative, thought provoking, and even a little amusing at times. When I heard you were a finalist in the My Vids Don't Suck contest I voted for you without a second thought. I've really appreciated your film news and reviews over the years (I also like your Intermission column on the Escapist). Thanks to your recommendations I saw and loved Watchmen, District 9, Inglourious Basterds, Zombieland, and Scott Pilgrim among others.

That said, even though I agree with you in broad strokes that guys like Master Chief and Nathan Drake may be somewhat over-rated, this is going too far. So I am asking you as a fan to please stop this now. You're starting to sound just as hateful and closed-minded as the kind of people you're "against."

Bob said...

You may be surprised to learn what The AntiThinker thinks of Halo, actually ;)

Reverend Allan Ironside said...

I watch this kind of stuff all the time at Nostalgia Critc and Spoony's site, so I'm interested to see where it's going.

FYI, I saw wat you did there with th Anti-Thinker having a New York Accent Ha!!

akkuma420 said...

(sigh)...

Dave said...

@ Charlie

Starting? This has been going on for a LOOOOONG time. Look at the previous entry about Iron man 2. The director of the iron man movies leaves because he isn't willing to continue whoring the lesser known marvel products to the detriment of his movie...and bob tries to spin this as a positive.

Whereas if it were anothe popular marvel franchise, he'd be acting like this was worse than the holocaust.

I'm not quite sure exactly what look bob is trying to pull off with the overhtinker. I don't think horizontal striped tees have been in fashion since the pirate days. Though I find it rather funny that the defining characteristic of the antithinker is his accent and different fashion sense. Other than that, he and bob are essentially the same guy. They just are prejudiced against different genres.

Aaron said...

Shouldn't the Anti-Thinker be in shape?

Nick said...

The director of the iron man movies leaves because he isn't willing to continue whoring the lesser known marvel products to the detriment of his movie

That wasn't really the point at all. They wanted Favreau to fit the movie in with the Avengers continuity they were developing (which still would have allowed him a TON of creative freedom), and he took his ball and went home, because apparently it conflicted with his "reimagining" of the character.

a.m.bernal said...

I just don't like sketches. Seriously no more sketches.
Anyway, I watch this show to hear you complain, bitch, speculate and theorize about games and everything related, and any viewer that is somehow annoyed at your rants and demonizations is clearly an idiot. TGO is all about subjectivity and less about objectivity (IMHO); guys, fans, douche bags cut it... Oh wait, what am I doing? like you're gonna upset Bob :D!

P.S.: again, no more SNL/AVGN-ish sketches, plz?

Lucas Neumann said...

@ Aaron

Yeah... and not going bald?

Anyways... I dunno, from Bob's shows, just the Escape to the Movies I like, The Big Picture isn't good, and game over thinker... never really cared, too much nintendo for my taste...

I guess it's cool, good to see that Bob is not afraid to make fun of himself, or wear that ridiculous shirt.. or show some man boobs...

Whatever...

Reverend Allan Ironside said...

Wow. Just...Wow. Bob lists himself in his profile as a"Part-Time Independent Filmmaker" and the instant he does something that even slightly deters from his normal schtick and his own fans fly off the fucking handle.

Even if I occasionally don't agree with his politics, I still find Bob a man of intelligence and wit. I say he deserves the benefit of the doubt and the support of his fans.

ZAENGO said...

If you whiny little pretentious turds would just calm down, and wait for him to actually get the real fucking video up, you might be pleasently surprised. For god sakes, this was just an introduction, he hasnt even done anything with the character yet. And already you pricks are starting the whole "IM liek, yur #1 fan and junk, But can U please ST0P B-cuz UR RUINING Teh GAME OVERTHINKER!!!!!1!" shit. Can you at least give him a chance to start before you start begging him to stop? Anyways, im pretty sure Bob isnt going to start turning into linkara all of a sudden. this whole thing is just to lighten up the series for a bit, since the last few episodes have been kinda depressing, what with the "bad things are happening to the games industry" theme and all.

just calm down.

And im sorry i sound like a douche in this message, its just that you this is pissing me off.

Reverend Allan Ironside said...

I bet ten bucks the AntiThinker is a Glenn Beck fan

Luc said...

I, unlike some commentators here, enjoyed your episode and is looking forward to more of the Anitthinker's verbal shenanigans.

Charlie said...

@ZAENGO

You did sound like a douche but whatever.

The point I was trying to make is that Bob has made his thoughts on Halo very clear throughout his internet fame and I'm sick of hearing about it. If he says the Anti-Thinker's views on Halo will surprise me then fine, I'd appreciate the surprise.

Lucas Neumann said...

http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=285

knew I saw the fratboy gamer joke somewhere before!

As for the gamer AntiTinker... I liked the fact that Bob can put himself into ridiculous to make a joke. The problem is the joke, it doesn't come as funny, just as hateful.

We get it Bob, you don't like the "douchebags" who play Gears of wars and say "braw". You make that point in pretty much every movie you make. Be talking about movies, games or space exploration.

They are the ones you blame for destroying the Transformers movies, they are the ones yo blame for the videogame stagnation and not making more the fantasy games you like.
More and more it comes as Bob is trapped in his sad, sad school memories, and now the guys who bullied him are having fun playing FPS, HOW DARE THEY!!! trending his ground!!! They should do Sports and fuck cheerleaders, and not watch movies or play Xbox.

Maybe I'm overtinking the overthinker (ha!), but it's kind pathetic the fact he can't let go this obvious grudge he has.

And I'm betting 10 bucks that the anti-thinker finds Halo too Brainy and claims that gears of war is more like games should be, mindless muscular guys shooting big guns, Brawn!! That's the surprise. who's in?

mirage said...

I wasn't going to comment on this cause I figured it was going to get bombed hard, I'm actually surprised the comments are about split. Sketch thesis review thingys are a lot harder than most people give credit for, and for a first real attempt I have to actually say it was pretty good. The shaky cam part made me laugh and so did the intro. While not totally sold on what the anti-thinker character is, I'm intrigued on how it will develop in part two. Characters can go either way in these sketches, just making him the embodiment of everything you hate will go over badly. He has to be somewhat likable, in an "oh this is interesting to watch" kinda way.

Arturo said...

Am I the only one who isn't bothered by the fact that he tried something new just for once?
Oh well, haters gonna hate.

TheDVDGrouch said...

I say don't bash the direction that's been taken until you see it fully played out. I especially enjoyed your choice in attire for The Antithinker most certainly something someone like that would wear.

Arturo said...

Am I the only one who after watching this video thought about a mash-up with Bill and Ted? That would be most (wait for it)....

EXCELLENT!!! (air guitar)

Ezenwa said...

My goodness. All this talk. All this support, all this hate. All the mentions of AVGN, That guy with the glasses, and the like. The worlds are colliding!

Or maybe, it's just Bob trying to change the pace a little?

Here's a thought: It seems that since the My Vids don't suck competition, people have been down on Bob. For a while, he stuck with his original setup, and, people started to dislike it. He changes the pace, and everyone hates it. How about this? No one wins outright in this whole thing b/c people will be mad regardless. It's started to happen with AVGN, it happens on TGWTG, and even happens with Screwattack, as it does happen with most web stars that get too popular.

It is what it is. Just see where this leads. Keep an open mind, and remember, it's mostly opinion, until fact is used.

Just see where it goes.

My thoughts: it's different. Apparently, he's taking the approach of the alternate persona move, like Spoony, Linkara, AVGN, etc. If it works, it works. If not, it won't. But, we won't know until it fully fleshes out.

In hindsight, I haven't seen this much craziness since the Miz won the WWE title. You should see the comments on that one...

I am glad to see these comments, for one reason: there's no heavy bias towards one side or another, unlike on other web sites.

bobbzman said...

The real question is: Where does the Game Underthinker fit into all of this?

Dave Kraft said...

@Bob: A quick note on your Japanese:

"Warui" means "bad," not "bad man".

And since the r and l sounds are interchangeable in Japanese, it can be romanized as "Walui," hence "Waluigi". "Wario" is just a play on the words "Mario" and "Warui," but Waluigi would've been a more overt example.

Since you're a big Mario fan, I'm really surprised you never brought that up.

Smashmatt202 said...

He may be a big Mario fan, but I never caught hint that he wasn't a fan of Wario.

a.m.bernal said...

Hey, Bob's an Internet star now, huh?
More power to ya then, sir.

ZAENGO said...

@ezenwa
THANK YOU. thats what i was trying to say, but i just ended up sounding like a dickweed. I tend to do that alot. Anyways, yeah. What you said.

Why everybody got to be hatin' on Bob?
Quit hatin' yall.

Lucas Neumann said...

@ZAENGO

Why? Well, he got popular, that's why. And when something gets popular, it's also gets the famous backlash.

Does anyone cared about little girly boy Justin Bieber when he was singing his songs on youtube? now just look at him, he even got to die in one of the South Park episodes.

And when you make your fame by sounding like an arrogant prick most of the times, you gotta be prepared for this. Don't get me wrong, I like the man, not really into his Big picture show, but I dig his reviews, I find most of them entretaining, funny and original, and I find nice he's not afraid to put up "I'm smarter than you" attitude. And even if sometimes he comes off as a douche, he does make some good points that other movie that I don't see in other reviwers.

I don't want to get into the "hatting Bob" boat, and when I criticize him, I try to use the best arguments I can use, but he'll have to learn to cope with the "haters gonna hate" thing. We've seen he can do that pretty well looking by his reception of the new spider-man movie, let's see how he does when he's on the receiving end.

Nick said...

My personal theory is that Bob is working up to a "Scott Pilgrim vs. Nega Scott" plot twist, where he comes back and they're about to fight, but they wind up finding some common ground and getting along at the end.

Bob has already mentioned that he likes BioShock, which is something both he and the "hardcores" agree on. It's almost universally agreed that the new Sonic games suck, which the hardcores will readily agree on (as far as I can tell, the only person on the planet who disagrees with that one is me).

And on the movie side, Pixar is awesome and even the fratboys know it, District 9 was awesome, Indiana Jones 4 sucked, et cetera.

There's a lot of common ground to be found (hey, that rhymes), and it would be a fucking awesome plot twist.

REPTILE 0009 said...

@Bob
What is the next episode going to be about? Will it be as racist as your previous episodes? Are you going to use your platform to make the people you hate look bad?