Escapist Expo to Host Smosh Games Crew

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MrTwo:

Calibanbutcher:

Somehow more enjoyable than their gaming shows, which are as funny as having your fingernails ripped out whilst being forced to listen to a duet of Miley Cyrus and Kesha.

You were saying? :D

lemby117:
Yes we are just nowhere near as vocal as those that don't like it, as with every hate topic on the site like Bioware and ea it seems that the people who dislike the subject insist on being as loud as possible to show people how stupid they are for liking something they don't.

OK you like them I think they are absolute shite, each to their own, but is it really feasible to bring them to the Escapist Expo when the vast majority of users seem to hold a fiery dislike for them (so much so that their videos were taken off the site). And if they aren't contributors anymore, and they aren't developers or guest speakers to offer insights into the industry and whatnot, what the hell are they doing there? I'll tell you what, promoting the Alloy Digital brand that the Escapist is now a part of.

Me and my big mouth...
Luckily ze german government protects it's citizens from having to listen to such filth.
Ach, ze youtube is restricting mein access.

I have no idea who Smosh is. I was expecting to come into this thread to be greeted by cries of "Yay! Smosh will be here!".

This has been a strange experience for me. And it will likely be rather strange for Smosh as well.

Calibanbutcher:

Me and my big mouth...
Luckily ze german government protects it's citizens from having to listen to such filth.
Ach, ze youtube is restricting mein access.

Argh, my cunning scheme is foiled. For once censorship has saved you. Trust me, I listened to the first 30 seconds of that crap, just to make sure it WAS crap. Definitely not worth it.

You win this time, Germany.

MrTwo:

Calibanbutcher:

Me and my big mouth...
Luckily ze german government protects it's citizens from having to listen to such filth.
Ach, ze youtube is restricting mein access.

Argh, my cunning scheme is foiled. For once censorship has saved you. Trust me, I listened to the first 30 seconds of that crap, just to make sure it WAS crap. Definitely not worth it.

You win this time, Germany.

Also: It can't be just me who thinks that Miley Cyrus's newer songs have an inredibly strong undertone of melancholy?
I mean for god's sake, her "party" "anthem": "We can't stop" is a real downer that makes one want to kinda sit somewhere quiet and ponder the meaning and the implications of life instead of partying harder, and the new single "wrecking ball" is just flat out depressing.
There is nothing "funny" or "sexy" about the video either, nope, sterile lighting and a solitary Miley posing for the camera. If it wasn't for the failed attempts at being "erotic", what with her licking the big ole sledge-hammer and trying to pose seductively for the camera, the video could be downright brilliant in a melancholic, sad kinda way.

EDIT:
To avoid ze off-topic-Banhammer:

I'd very much prefer Miey Cyrus as a guest-star. Still more entertaining than Smosh, classier too.

MeChaNiZ3D:

Goliath100:
The Escapist is kinda a "hardcore" games-are-art-hippie site, not much love for mainstream "casuals". My indifference to Smosh is great.

Glaice:
.... [They aren't]... real gamers.

Define "gamer".

*grabs popcorn*

TheScottishMexican42:
You know what's the most awesome thing about this announcement?
A plug-in that blocks Smosh has been brought to my attention. Where is it?

There's "Block youtube users 2.7" that I have, basically allows you to block any channel and its videos from appearing. Not sure if that's what they mean, but it'll certainly do the job.

OT: Yay. How exciting. A bunch of unfunny medium common denominator hacks. Certainly a match for the content that is created by/for the Escapist. Please stop.

MrTwo:
What the fuck Escapist?

I know you got bought out by Alloy Digital, who owns Smosh (like another guy kindly pointed out), but really?

FUCKING SMOSH?

Does anyone on this site actually like them?

I mean, try comparing LRR or Zero Punctuation, to this piece of shit:

Please nobody go to their booth, and just ignore them on the panels (that will actually be funnier than any of the content these guys put out).

James's LRR cop Vs the SMOSH cop. I'd watch it.

Its just screamy kids. Maybe its just not my brand of comedy but i just find them irritating.

Roofstone:
It is rather interesting how their appearance gets universal hatred. Personally I have no idea who they are.. But wow, I suppose I should not look them up. They seem to be evil incarnate if this thread is to be believed. O_o

I don't know who they are either.
Can't say I've been bothered by them in any way.

Calibanbutcher:

Also: It can't be just me who thinks that Miley Cyrus's newer songs have an inredibly strong undertone of melancholy?
I mean for god's sake, her "party" "anthem": "We can't stop" is a real downer that makes one want to kinda sit somewhere quiet and ponder the meaning and the implications of life instead of partying harder, and the new single "wrecking ball" is just flat out depressing.
There is nothing "funny" or "sexy" about the video either, nope, sterile lighting and a solitary Miley posing for the camera. If it wasn't for the failed attempts at being "erotic", what with her licking the big ole sledge-hammer and trying to pose seductively for the camera, the video could be downright brilliant in a melancholic, sad kinda way.

EDIT:
To avoid ze off-topic-Banhammer:

I'd very much prefer Miey Cyrus as a guest-star. Still more entertaining than Smosh, classier too.

I just watched endured "We Can't Stop" for you, and yeah there's some sad piano tunes and also a shot of a guy cutting off his fingers, so not the happiest video. "Wrecking Ball" is just plain funny, in nobody's eyes is licking a sledgehammer in a sterile white room covered in broken concrete considered "erotic". And in both songs, the fucking autotune for God's sake. If you can't sing don't cheat for it.
And OT: Why yes, I agree Miley Cyrus would be a great guest star for the Expo. Really fits the target demographic.

jackdeesface:

James's LRR cop Vs the SMOSH cop. I'd watch it.

C'mon, James would win every time. Who could beat those completely rational links pulled in those detective sketches, and above all the sexy sunglasses. Smosh does have a seedy mo though...

MrTwo:

Calibanbutcher:

Also: It can't be just me who thinks that Miley Cyrus's newer songs have an inredibly strong undertone of melancholy?
I mean for god's sake, her "party" "anthem": "We can't stop" is a real downer that makes one want to kinda sit somewhere quiet and ponder the meaning and the implications of life instead of partying harder, and the new single "wrecking ball" is just flat out depressing.
There is nothing "funny" or "sexy" about the video either, nope, sterile lighting and a solitary Miley posing for the camera. If it wasn't for the failed attempts at being "erotic", what with her licking the big ole sledge-hammer and trying to pose seductively for the camera, the video could be downright brilliant in a melancholic, sad kinda way.

EDIT:
To avoid ze off-topic-Banhammer:

I'd very much prefer Miey Cyrus as a guest-star. Still more entertaining than Smosh, classier too.

I just watched endured "We Can't Stop" for you, and yeah there's some sad piano tunes and also a shot of a guy cutting off his fingers, so not the happiest video. "Wrecking Ball" is just plain funny, in nobody's eyes is licking a sledgehammer in a sterile white room covered in broken concrete considered "erotic". And in both songs, the fucking autotune for God's sake. If you can't sing don't cheat for it.
And OT: Why yes, I agree Miley Cyrus would be a great guest star for the Expo. Really fits the target demographic.

jackdeesface:

James's LRR cop Vs the SMOSH cop. I'd watch it.

C'mon, James would win every time. Who could beat those completely rational links pulled in those detective sketches, and above all the sexy sunglasses. Smosh does have a seedy mo though...

You know, I kinda think that Miley Cyrus would do well to consult a therapist over her problems with her sexuality. It's almostlike she doesn't really understand the concept of sexuality because a giant multi-industrial corporation stole her puberty from her, instaead forcing her into a role that stripped her of any chance to develop her sexual identity like a normal person would.

OT:
Miley Cyrus's therapist would also make a better addition to the Expo than the smosh crew.

Calibanbutcher:

You know, I kinda think that Miley Cyrus would do well to consult a therapist over her problems with her sexuality. It's almostlike she doesn't really understand the concept of sexuality because a giant multi-industrial corporation stole her puberty from her, instaead forcing her into a role that stripped her of any chance to develop her sexual identity like a normal person would.
OT:
Miley Cyrus's therapist would also make a better addition to the Expo than the smosh crew.

What are you talking about? Her sexual identity has developed completely normally! People say sexual development is a process, and they're right, there's only two steps:
1) Innocent, chastity-filled teen popstar who oozes childish indifference from her eyeballs.
2) Radical, sex-crazed maniac wannabe punk rocker who thinks being erotic comes down to waggling your tongue at things (and oozes other things, frankly).

Simple! (But yeah, successful child stars are few and far between, have you seen the Olsen twins and Macauley Culkin lately? Their faces look like a cocktail of drugs, botox and lost childhood).

And on the therapist note, the therapist would actually be really interesting, give us a behind the scenes look at the hit sensation.

MrTwo:

Calibanbutcher:

You know, I kinda think that Miley Cyrus would do well to consult a therapist over her problems with her sexuality. It's almostlike she doesn't really understand the concept of sexuality because a giant multi-industrial corporation stole her puberty from her, instaead forcing her into a role that stripped her of any chance to develop her sexual identity like a normal person would.
OT:
Miley Cyrus's therapist would also make a better addition to the Expo than the smosh crew.

What are you talking about? Her sexual identity has developed completely normally! People say sexual development is a process, and they're right, there's only two steps:
1) Innocent, chastity-filled teen popstar who oozes childish indifference from her eyeballs.
2) Radical, sex-crazed maniac wannabe punk rocker who thinks being erotic comes down to waggling your tongue at things (and oozes other things, frankly).

Simple! (But yeah, successful child stars are few and far between, have you seen the Olsen twins and Macauley Culkin lately? Their faces look like a cocktail of drugs, botox and lost childhood).

And on the therapist note, the therapist would actually be really interesting, give us a behind the scenes look at the hit sensation.

Didn't Culkin start taking drugs? Like, all of them?
And the Olsen twins rock an interesting combination of depression and eating-disorders going on, if I am not mistaken.

Of course, there are succesful child-stars that managed to follow up their child-stardom with actual careers (looking at you, NPH) but mostly it seems that being a child-star will fuck you up good.

OT: Let's invite ALL their therapists, THAT would make for an interesting panel.

Christ, these twats aren't going to be on the main panel, are they?

I'd like to see how that goes down with the other panelists...

Calibanbutcher:

Didn't Culkin start taking drugs? Like, all of them?
And the Olsen twins rock an interesting combination of depression and eating-disorders going on, if I am not mistaken.

Of course, there are succesful child-stars that managed to follow up their child-stardom with actual careers (looking at you, NPH) but mostly it seems that being a child-star will fuck you up good.

OT: Let's invite ALL their therapists, THAT would make for an interesting panel.

Yeah, I think Macauley is home alone quite a bit now. Alone with the cocaine and the voices, anyways.

But NPH, yes I forgot about him! You've just reminded me I should go watch Dr Horrible again, please mack another one Joss. Please?

Fuck their therapists, invite NPH along as well. OK I think we've got this worked out, there is a panel of Miley Cyrus, Macauley Culkin (incidentally same initials, coincidence?) and the Olsen Twins' therapists, with NPH asking hilarious questions of them. We'll call it "Child Stars - Successes and Fuckups".

MrTwo:

Calibanbutcher:

Didn't Culkin start taking drugs? Like, all of them?
And the Olsen twins rock an interesting combination of depression and eating-disorders going on, if I am not mistaken.

Of course, there are succesful child-stars that managed to follow up their child-stardom with actual careers (looking at you, NPH) but mostly it seems that being a child-star will fuck you up good.

OT: Let's invite ALL their therapists, THAT would make for an interesting panel.

Yeah, I think Macauley is home alone quite a bit now. Alone with the cocaine and the voices, anyways.

But NPH, yes I forgot about him! You've just reminded me I should go watch Dr Horrible again, please mack another one Joss. Please?

Fuck their therapists, invite NPH along as well. OK I think we've got this worked out, there is a panel of Miley Cyrus, Macauley Culkin (incidentally same initials, coincidence?) and the Olsen Twins' therapists, with NPH asking hilarious questions of them. We'll call it "Child Stars - Successes and Fuckups".

I demand NPH be in full Dr. Horrbile costume for this panel!
And he should also perform random acts of magic and trickery just because.

It would be legend....(you knew this was coming)...wait for it....DARY.

Boy, we sure managed to go off the rails, though I am very much pleased with the result of our joined efforts. We should pitch this to the scapist-xpo-crew.
Maybe have smosh as the usher-boys or something. Don't give them a mic though.

Calibanbutcher:

I demand NPH be in full Dr. Horrbile costume for this panel!
And he should also perform random acts of magic and trickery just because.

It would be legend....(you knew this was coming)...wait for it....DARY.

Boy, we sure managed to go off the rails, though I am very much pleased with the result of our joined efforts. We should pitch this to the scapist-xpo-crew.
Maybe have smosh as the usher-boys or something. Don't give them a mic though.

Well, he is President of the Magic Castle, so I'm expecting some fancy sorcery. Maybe he could make smosh disappear?

Hey, rails are for trains anyways, so with our brilliant brainstorming we've managed to come up with a fantastic panel that is definitely feasible (and on-topic). Spiffing good show.

And usher-boys? I'm thinking cleaners. And by cleaners, I mean toilet cleaners. And by toilet cleaners, I mean ensuring the toilets work properly by tasting the water and whatnot. A fitting role, I think.

MrTwo:

Calibanbutcher:

I demand NPH be in full Dr. Horrbile costume for this panel!
And he should also perform random acts of magic and trickery just because.

It would be legend....(you knew this was coming)...wait for it....DARY.

Boy, we sure managed to go off the rails, though I am very much pleased with the result of our joined efforts. We should pitch this to the scapist-xpo-crew.
Maybe have smosh as the usher-boys or something. Don't give them a mic though.

Well, he is President of the Magic Castle, so I'm expecting some fancy sorcery. Maybe he could make smosh disappear?

Hey, rails are for trains anyways, so with our brilliant brainstorming we've managed to come up with a fantastic panel that is definitely feasible (and on-topic). Spiffing good show.

And usher-boys? I'm thinking cleaners. And by cleaners, I mean toilet cleaners. And by toilet cleaners, I mean ensuring the toilets work properly by tasting the water and whatnot. A fitting role, I think.

You would trust such an important role to these guys?
You are a braver man than I am sir.

No, if anything, I think that we should have them work as booth-babes for Jim Sterling, carrying him to his panels, wearing nothing but palm leaf-loin-clothes, which they subsequently use to fan Jim and purple dildo-swords with which they defend their master against the germ-ridden unwashed masses, so his delicate constitution will not suffer from another ill-gotten illness.

Calibanbutcher:

You would trust such an important role to these guys?
You are a braver man than I am sir.

No, if anything, I think that we should have them work as booth-babes for Jim Sterling, carrying him to his panels, wearing nothing but palm leaf-loin-clothes, which they subsequently use to fan Jim and purple dildo-swords with which they defend their master against the germ-ridden unwashed masses, so his delicate constitution will not suffer from another ill-gotten illness.

That was a very detailed description. Experience in the field, perhaps?

But I think Jim can be his own booth babe, working that sexy bod to sell merchandise and whatnot. That man needs a bikini, I'm telling you. Although the purple dildo-defenders are a good idea, but I'm not sure Smosh has the strength to wield these mighty weapons. Maybe we can draft in Volition developers for that job?

Yes, call in Volition developers for the Escapist Expo instead of smosh, perfectly reasonable request (lets not tell them they'll be wielding dildo bats in palm leaf loin cloths though).

MrTwo:

Calibanbutcher:

You would trust such an important role to these guys?
You are a braver man than I am sir.

No, if anything, I think that we should have them work as booth-babes for Jim Sterling, carrying him to his panels, wearing nothing but palm leaf-loin-clothes, which they subsequently use to fan Jim and purple dildo-swords with which they defend their master against the germ-ridden unwashed masses, so his delicate constitution will not suffer from another ill-gotten illness.

That was a very detailed description. Experience in the field, perhaps?

But I think Jim can be his own booth babe, working that sexy bod to sell merchandise and whatnot. That man needs a bikini, I'm telling you. Although the purple dildo-defenders are a good idea, but I'm not sure Smosh has the strength to wield these mighty weapons. Maybe we can draft in Volition developers for that job?

Yes, call in Volition developers for the Escapist Expo instead of smosh, perfectly reasonable request (lets not tell them they'll be wielding dildo bats in palm leaf loin cloths though).

Sadly no, I have not yet had the possibility to protect our glorious overlord, though a man can dream, can he not?
Also I assumed it was a given that Jim would be wearing nothing but a Princess-Leia-Bikini-Outfit and I felt that I didn't need to speficy that.
As far as volition goes, I am reasonably certain that, if we told them what the job entailed, they would pay US for the opportunity to beat random members of the audience with huge floppy purple dildos.

And now I shall prepare my Jabba the Hutt costume for completely unrelated reasons.

Calibanbutcher:

Sadly no, I have not yet had the possibility to protect our glorious overlord, though a man can dream, can he not?
Also I assumed it was a given that Jim would be wearing nothing but a Princess-Leia-Bikini-Outfit and I felt that I didn't need to speficy that.
As far as volition goes, I am reasonably certain that, if we told them what the job entailed, they would pay US for the opportunity to beat random members of the audience with huge floppy purple dildos.

And now I shall prepare my Jabba the Hutt costume for completely unrelated reasons.

And now I have the mental image of a near naked Jim Sterling in chains, watched intently by a manatee in a Jabba the Hutt costume. Thanks very much.

Also, come on, Volition won't be beating random members of the audience, just the ones who seem like wankers or the ones who need a bit of sexual healing. I'm wondering now if THQ paid for Volition to buy a giant purple dildo, just to check the dimensions and get the floppiness just right. That could be awkward to explain on the financial statement. So long as nobody writes "personal reasons" I think it'd be fine though.

MrTwo:

Calibanbutcher:

Sadly no, I have not yet had the possibility to protect our glorious overlord, though a man can dream, can he not?
Also I assumed it was a given that Jim would be wearing nothing but a Princess-Leia-Bikini-Outfit and I felt that I didn't need to speficy that.
As far as volition goes, I am reasonably certain that, if we told them what the job entailed, they would pay US for the opportunity to beat random members of the audience with huge floppy purple dildos.

And now I shall prepare my Jabba the Hutt costume for completely unrelated reasons.

And now I have the mental image of a near naked Jim Sterling in chains, watched intently by a manatee in a Jabba the Hutt costume. Thanks very much.

Also, come on, Volition won't be beating random members of the audience, just the ones who seem like wankers or the ones who need a bit of sexual healing. I'm wondering now if THQ paid for Volition to buy a giant purple dildo, just to check the dimensions and get the floppiness just right. That could be awkward to explain on the financial statement. So long as nobody writes "personal reasons" I think it'd be fine though.

Oh, you are most welcome.

"Sexual Healing?" You think Miley Cyrus could benefit from being assaulted by Volition employees with floppy purple dildos?
I think we need to conduct a scientific experience on this subject.
We shall need a group consisting of sexually repressed ex-child-stars and a control group consisting of non-damaged ex-child-stars, which we shall subsequently assault with humongous purple dildos of floppyness.
FOR SCIENCE.

Remember, that if you want to picture this, you need to imagine Jim Sterling in a Princess Leia costume dual-wielding purple dildos, whilst shackled to a manatee in a Jabba-the-Hutt costume.

Calibanbutcher:

Oh, you are most welcome.

"Sexual Healing?" You think Miley Cyrus could benefit from being assaulted by Volition employees with floppy purple dildos?
I think we need to conduct a scientific experience on this subject.
We shall need a group consisting of sexually repressed ex-child-stars and a control group consisting of non-damaged ex-child-stars, which we shall subsequently assault with humongous purple dildos of floppyness.
FOR SCIENCE.

Glados would approve. Although some of these damaged ex-child stars have probably already had the experience of being assaulted with humongous purple dildos, but I digress.

TEAM 1: Olsen Twins, Macauley Culkin, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus.
TEAM 2: NPH, pretty much the entire cast of the early Harry Potter films (go Britain in not fucking your kids up so much) and Frankie Muniz.

FIGHT!

MrTwo:

Calibanbutcher:

Oh, you are most welcome.

"Sexual Healing?" You think Miley Cyrus could benefit from being assaulted by Volition employees with floppy purple dildos?
I think we need to conduct a scientific experience on this subject.
We shall need a group consisting of sexually repressed ex-child-stars and a control group consisting of non-damaged ex-child-stars, which we shall subsequently assault with humongous purple dildos of floppyness.
FOR SCIENCE.

Glados would approve. Although some of these damaged ex-child stars have probably already had the experience of being assaulted with humongous purple dildos, but I digress.

TEAM 1: Olsen Twins, Macauley Culkin, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus.
TEAM 2: NPH, pretty much the entire cast of the early Harry Potter films (go Britain in not fucking your kids up so much) and Frankie Muniz.

FIGHT!

I think THAT would be a panel we'd all watch.
Make them wear skimpy outfits as well.
ALL OF THEM.
Also: I guess it's a good thing the mods are too busy laughing their asses off, otherwise we might have gotten a warning for completely derailing a thread.

OK, here you go scapist-crew;
THE ULTIMATE PANEL:

ME, your resident crazy manatee, in a Jabba-the-Hut costume, holding the chains of your one and only Jim Sterling, sporting the full Leia-Sex-Slave-Outfit, who, supported by Volition developers in palm-leaf loinclothes, pummels former child start with giant flopping purple dildos.

Calibanbutcher:

I think THAT would be a panel we'd all watch.
Make them wear skimpy outfits as well.
ALL OF THEM.
Also: I guess it's a good thing the mods are too busy laughing their asses off, otherwise we might have gotten a warning for completely derailing a thread.

OK, here you go scapist-crew;
THE ULTIMATE PANEL:

ME, your resident crazy manatee, in a Jabba-the-Hut costume, holding the chains of your one and only Jim Sterling, sporting the full Leia-Sex-Slave-Outfit, who, supported by Volition developers in palm-leaf loinclothes, pummels former child start with giant flopping purple dildos.

*dusts off hands* A job well done, I think. Smosh Games, beat that! (also Miley Cyrus is quite good at wearing skimpy outfits, I've heard. Something about the VMA's? I dunno).

Well I must say its been good fun holding the driver of this thread at gunpoint, taking it completely the rails and then detonating it in a ditch in the middle of nowhere, but I must be off now. Cheerio my good manatee, and I hope one day we can delight in the joy of clubbing damaged ex-child stars with floppy purple dildos. Adios!

MrTwo:

Calibanbutcher:

I think THAT would be a panel we'd all watch.
Make them wear skimpy outfits as well.
ALL OF THEM.
Also: I guess it's a good thing the mods are too busy laughing their asses off, otherwise we might have gotten a warning for completely derailing a thread.

OK, here you go scapist-crew;
THE ULTIMATE PANEL:

ME, your resident crazy manatee, in a Jabba-the-Hut costume, holding the chains of your one and only Jim Sterling, sporting the full Leia-Sex-Slave-Outfit, who, supported by Volition developers in palm-leaf loinclothes, pummels former child start with giant flopping purple dildos.

*dusts off hands* A job well done, I think. Smosh Games, beat that! (also Miley Cyrus is quite good at wearing skimpy outfits, I've heard. Something about the VMA's? I dunno).

Well I must say its been good fun holding the driver of this thread at gunpoint, taking it completely the rails and then detonating it in a ditch in the middle of nowhere, but I must be off now. Cheerio my good manatee, and I hope one day we can delight in the joy of clubbing damaged ex-child stars with floppy purple dildos. Adios!

Farewell my brother in arms, may we both live to derail another thread another time so the forums may once again erupt in flames laughter, rainbows and friendship.
And now I must get myself a Royale with cheese.
Then again, I heard good things about Kahuna burgers.

@xpo crew: Maybe get on that? Have Kahuna Burger cater the expo?

Well at least, by the looks of the panels they're involved in, I can easily ignore them when the videos come up online. Yeah, yeah, I know both owned by the same company and all that, but The Escapist's content and Smosh's "content" target two completely different audiences to put it politely.

Caiphus:
I have no idea who Smosh is. I was expecting to come into this thread to be greeted by cries of "Yay! Smosh will be here!".

This has been a strange experience for me. And it will likely be rather strange for Smosh as well.

They're basically a gaming/comedy channel aimed at like 13 year olds.
This isn't being flamboyantly derogatory like "omg they're so immature" it really does seem to be comedy targeted specifically at that age range. I have two younger cousins around that age who just love them.

I mean, that's fine; fill the market niche and make your money. But we're all old, jaded gamers here.

DewMan001:

lemby117:

MrTwo:

Does anyone on this site actually like them?

Yes we are just nowhere near as vocal as those that don't like it, as with every hate topic on the site like Bioware and ea it seems that the people who dislike the subject insist on being as loud as possible to show people how stupid they are for liking something they don't.

I just don't understand why they're going when they don't even contribute anymore.

If I remember correctly, one of the Smosh Games guys said that they were not employed by the Escapist nor did they get paid by the Escapist for their Top 5 videos. So my guess is that their videos were just uploaded here because they SG and Escapist has the same parent company and some people missed Lisa's Top 5 vids after they silently passed away some time ago and Alloy thought "Well, we have this other top 5 show, maybe they will like that" and uploaded SG top 5's here.

Weaver:
They're basically a gaming/comedy channel aimed at like 13 year olds.
This isn't being flamboyantly derogatory like "omg they're so immature" it really does seem to be comedy targeted specifically at that age range. I have two younger cousins around that age who just love them.

I mean, that's fine; fill the market niche and make your money. But we're all old, jaded gamers here.

No offence to your cousins and granted it was a reeeally long time ago but I'd like to think that even 13 year-old me would've seen this as a pile! Maybe I was old and jaded even when young.

Eric the Orange:
hey I'm sure someone is excited about this.

Neat. But most people here are voicing their own opinions, rather than the opinions someone else somewhere probably has.

Speaking of which, I hope this is just the escapist trying to attract the non-escapist crowd. I really hope we're not looking up to Smosh as a good thing.

I see that Sohinki guy is going to be there. that'll be interesting.

Smosh? Here? Doesn't seem like a good idea, even when I saw a distant Smosh branch on this site, ShutUpCartoons, I found myself asking "Why?" This is the wrong audience for their kind of stuff.

My loyalty to Smosh mostly stems from the fact I've been watching them since their humble beginnings, which were much more original than today's stuff, by the way. But to be fair, they have a very difficult job. I think they've made a big mistake in spreading themselves so thin.

At least they appeal to the audience they have, just keep then away from this place of burning hatred. It annoys me because it makes me feel very unwelcome, like I should just pack my bags and stay with the YouTube commenters with all the other heathens.

In response to the "Define real gamer" question, others have mentioned it themselves when they quotes their "gaming commentary" with nothing but "Aaah, wooo, yay, wooo aaah" etc. That's the sound of a very boring LPer doing it simply for views and the money, not from their heart/passion for gaming like myself, Jim Sterling and hundreds if not thousands of other Lets Players on Youtube of varying sizes who don't do it simply for money.

That is what separates SmoshGames and other fake/casual gamers like iJustine from the rest of the Youtube community.

Headsprouter:
Smosh? Here? Doesn't seem like a good idea, even when I saw a distant Smosh branch on this site, ShutUpCartoons, I found myself asking "Why?" This is the wrong audience for their kind of stuff.

My loyalty to Smosh mostly stems from the fact I've been watching them since their humble beginnings, which were much more original than today's stuff, by the way. But to be fair, they have a very difficult job. I think they've made a big mistake in spreading themselves so thin.

At least they appeal to the audience they have, just keep then away from this place of burning hatred. It annoys me because it makes me feel very unwelcome, like I should just pack my bags and stay with the YouTube commenters with all the other heathens.

I'm glad to see that even a fan of theirs (it's okay to like their stuff) agrees that it just isn't that good of a fit. Again, it's like trying to fit the square block through the round hole. It isn't going to work. You can like their stuff, that's fine. Just don't try to bring it over to an audience that clearly doesn't want it.

You are most welcome here, Headsprouter, but Smosh aren't.

DewMan001:
I'm glad to see that even a fan of theirs (it's okay to like their stuff) agrees that it just isn't that good of a fit. Again, it's like trying to fit the square block through the round hole. It isn't going to work. You can like their stuff, that's fine. Just don't try to bring it over to an audience that clearly doesn't want it.

You are most welcome here, Headsprouter, but Smosh aren't.

Thanks for that. I think Smosh are making a mistake with it as much as the Escapist are, but then again, the Escapist should really know better. Smosh often makes the mistake of trying to latch on to far too many niches: vlogs, gaming, animation, sketch comedy and now they're trying to interest an audience that already knows about them and for the most part hates them. Their main channel's standards have already fallen drastically. And the Escapist is trying to attract a community that will have little interest in that of the site, and that the majority of which has a demeanour that just won't fit in. It attracts the wrong type of crowd and I fear it'll make the mods more aggressive, as well as creating a rift between older and newer members.

At least SmoshGames is half non-Smosh members, brought in from a separate channel, those being Sohinki, Lasercorn and Jovenshire. They'll probably work with the Escapist community, just keep Ian and Anthony away. I'm not sure about Mari, though. She's a bit like Lisa Foiles...

Speaking of youtube-celebrities completely unrelated to the Esapist, could you perhaps invite Chef John from Foodwishes.com next year? thx.

Teoes:

MrTwo:
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I lasted 30 seconds into that video and was on my way out with the typical headphone/speaker/eardrum-killing intro at obnoxious and unnecessary volume. That was fucking awful.

Got through the entire video.

Fuck that noise. Was there a joke, punchline, any kind of coherence?

OT: This seems like a stupid marketing discussion. The escapist commentators tend to talk in depth about games and other topics. Smosh is just a bunch of lets plays and comedy, not really known for discussions, which was primarily what the escapists events were to my understanding.

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