Escapist News Network: Year in Review 2009

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The S & M Hello Kitty just about killed me! Great video as always, and I hope game publishers see this and start including stickers with all new releases.:p

theaceplaya:
99 Peripherals but a Wii ain't one. Great Jay-Z reference.

Also, Kathleen is extremely attractive, and I would wine and dine her without hesitation... just putting that out there.

i agree on the first part, but i never found kathleen to be attractive, Kate stark on the other hand, http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/439/commodoreHUSTLE-09-Growl, wowzie zhebouwsie!
shes like a graham i can be attracted to without being a disappointment to my parents.

Great choice for game of the year! I can't tell you how many times I wanted a game about penguins that has great character development and the stickers are like the icing on the perfection cake. MW2, AC2, and all the other games would be so much more accessible if they came with stickers. Great episode!

lol club penguin! my little cousins play the mmo (although i don't know how massive or "m" it actually is) it's hilarious seeing them take that game as serious as disarming a bomb in a children's hospital.

also i don't really like game awards for the year because you never hear about any games from earlier in the year. spikes vga's had pretty much the same games in every category. it was like O LOOK uncharted 2 is in this one...again, arkham asylum is in this one...again i was half expecting dragon age to show up in the indie category just for the fuck of it. like what about games from last jan and feb... but then again that was sooo far away i can barely remember what happened all the way back when... o look mw2.

also when is the next phailhaus coming out

awesome!

Shameless plugs are great.

So is bashing games that everyone else are saying were great.

So is insulting the VGA's. What trash those are.

Loved this entire episode, but I specifically lol-ed at the HelloKittyFetishMMO and the punchline after the dirty names bit.

Club Penguin...I KNEW IT!

I know you guys were joking but Modern Warfare 2 and Ass-ass-in's Creed 2 are really overrated and stickers really do make games better. Remember Guitar Hero 2? I didn't even bother buying the new guitar controller for any games after that, mostly because they didn't have stickers.

lockgar:
O god, you guys just trashed the Bonus Round. :p and here I thought no one watched that show.

Games media be warned: we watch EVERYTHING.

Hamster at Dawn:
I know you guys were joking but Modern Warfare 2 and Ass-ass-in's Creed 2 are really overrated and stickers really do make games better. Remember Guitar Hero 2? I didn't even bother buying the new guitar controller for any games after that, mostly because they didn't have stickers.

I know for sure the Guitar Hero 3 guitar came with stickers, and I'm fairly certain the GH4 and GH5 ones did, as well.

I highly recommend the newest Guitar Hero guitars; they're really solid and much more comfortable to play.

I feel like buying Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force Collector's Edition (with stickers) now.

lolz

Hileict:
And ladies and gentlemen, your official "The Escapist Douche of the Year" award goes to Multi-Kill! :O Sorry, had to say it, just from the posts..

So, anyway, ignoring all that trivial stuff.. Go Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force~! (I have never heard of that "game" o.o)

Also, just to clarify, it's not just Graham and Kathleen that make ENN. Paul Saunders and Jeremy Petter actually write it, with a lot of input from Graham and Kathleen, who host it. Much was explained during Desert Bus.

Actually, to clarify your clarification, all four of us write it - here's how it goes:

feature stories are written far in advance by one or two people, (ie, Jer wrote a few, and Graham and I collaborated on the first couple of features).

During the week, all four of us read the news and come up with the news jokes. They are always based in fact, and then brought a step further. Then we all get together and pick which five or six to do, and brainstorm titles and photoshop. Then Jer and Paul photoshop the heck out the graphics, and we shoot everything and Graham edits it.

Multi-Kill:

Note:I said douche bag's in their late teens through mid 30's. I did'nt say perfectle reasonable people in their late teens through mid 30's.

I've got a question Multi-Kill. I've been reading your line of posts and was wondering, Am I a douche bag for thinking that Uncharted 2 might have actually deserved game of the year? Not saying that DA:O was rubbish, cause it was a great game that I had much fun with, but rather that I found Uncharted 2 more entertaining.

Also...just wondering cause I didn't see your PSN name up on your profile. Have you played Uncharted 2? Not going to hound you if you haven't, just a question.

OT: "Then we all have sex for money."

That and the Hello Kitty S&M thing was great.

Jer_LRR:

lockgar:
O god, you guys just trashed the Bonus Round. :p and here I thought no one watched that show.

Games media be warned: we watch EVERYTHING.

Oh crap, they know about the porn. Okay, how much would I have to pay to make you forget what you saw? It was totally not my idea, I was forced to do it. I donīt even like sheeps, really.

...Loved this episode.

...then we all have sex for money.

Nice dropline :)

And reow at Graham for the VGA's...(Isn't that a screen type?)

Absolutely, no children should be playing Hello Kitty S&M Online Fetish Party. It only gets even more involved after you hit level 15 and get to create your own personalized Cat 'O Nine Tails. I think the blue one really sets off the color of....

...my lawyer says I should shut up now. Sorry for taking up your time.

"And then we all have sex for money." "...ah." Ha ha ha.

The whole episode was great, but the wordplay on the names was the best. "I'll be doing cocaine with prostitutes." "Ronald Prostitutes?" lol

The closing gag was fantastic. As was that games blogger from sirfragsalot.com. Good job on the year's videos, I loved them all!

Graham get a hair cut dude, you look like a shaggy dog.

Armshrinker:
Great episode, I didn't realize Club Penguin was actually a game, must check that out. Also http://sirfragsalot.com/ actually exists 0.0 I don't know what to say about that lol

I have a strong suspicion they bought this domain and set it up a). because they knew some douchebag would register it once the name got into the wild, and b). they knew someone else would go looking just to see if it was real. Even in its rather hastily-assembled state, mad props to the team for doing the extra legwork on this and even working in a lot of the same "awesome" commentary between the site and the show :)

"and then we all had sex for money."

man that line got me good.

I like stickers! seriously Arkham asylmn takes game of the year.

am I the only one who didn't find this funny? Given I've put alot my free time in the past two (three?) days into watching any and all Zero Punctuation videos... So perhaps his high level of wit and cynicism has dulled my sense of humor.(?)

I almost wanted to get club penguine now. Anyways, good ending, but otherwise mediocre.

Getting better every episode! the cthulhu call is the best line so far too!

Didn't like the year in review part so much but everything else was again just the quality we've come to expect from you.
And by that I mean awesome.

Nice digs against Uncharted 2. Sure, it's a decent game, but for all it is they might as well have released it as an add-on pack for Uncharted 1.

Also, must buy Elite Penguin Force!

Tim_LRR:
I know for sure the Guitar Hero 3 guitar came with stickers, and I'm fairly certain the GH4 and GH5 ones did, as well.

I highly recommend the newest Guitar Hero guitars; they're really solid and much more comfortable to play.

Damn, you're right. I just assumed they didn't have stickers because I'd never seen them in use. don't know why you wouldn't use the stickers.

I Agree with everything expect The Assassins creed 2 thing and Club penguine being the game of the year...
We ALL know "Super Mario 5000 and 1" Is the game of the year.

1. I always suspected that Cu'thu'lu (or however that is spelled) was responsible for the high jackass quotient in online games

2. More games should include stickers

3. This was the best episode yet !

Is it 11 yet? I wanna learn how to not be that one guy.

TheSchaef:

Armshrinker:
Great episode, I didn't realize Club Penguin was actually a game, must check that out. Also http://sirfragsalot.com/ actually exists 0.0 I don't know what to say about that lol

I have a strong suspicion they bought this domain and set it up a). because they knew some douchebag would register it once the name got into the wild, and b). they knew someone else would go looking just to see if it was real. Even in its rather hastily-assembled state, mad props to the team for doing the extra legwork on this and even working in a lot of the same "awesome" commentary between the site and the show :)

Actually, LRR typically buys domains to sites that they use in videos as soon as the domain is planned out. They've done this for numerous videos in the past (though specific url's escape me at the moment).

If you do a whois search on the domain, you can find that it is owned by Graham Stark and actually points to their Loading Ready Run servers...and if you do a whois on graham you can find over a dozen sites to his name...

Once again, LRR goes above and beyond for the sake of comedy. Congratulations.

Matt_LRR:
That Ryan Quickbender fellow is both talented and handsome....

>.>

-m

PLLLUUUUGG!

Tim_LRR:

Matt_LRR:
That Ryan Quickbender fellow is both talented and handsome....

>.>

-m

I dunno. I've met him in person, and his facial structure, while it bears a certain sense of appealing familiarity, doesn't really do it for me.

Glad everyone liked this episode! Can't wait for more in the new year.

FRRRAGGED!

You all knew someone had to do that, admit it.

2009 had way too many games. More, or almost as much as '07? I had some laughs in this; gotta' love the Hello Kitty part... dear God help us...

Happrry Christramannukahwanzastice everybody.

Yees, yes, Elite Penguins Force (or some crap like that), my favorite game of all time.
Screw Ubisoft, IW, Naughty Dog and others.
Amazing episode, guys.

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