- Feb 20, 2008
I actually liked this - it wasn't that funny, but I got the impression it wasn't aiming at that. It's an affectionate tribute, not a parody.
Thanks Harry! Interesting thoughts, hadn't thought about it that way before. Yeah, the response to those Halo Minutes was pretty hilarious, almost as funny as the videos. Glad you're here and of course, glad you loved "Defenders."Harry Tatcher said:I loved it once again.
It's cracking me up that there are a half dozen posters who Keep Coming Back to this series just to say "this sucked... again" It's like they chug a glass of bleach and then have to take another drink (and another and another) just so they can say "bleh."
And over again.
You don't like it?
There's other good stuff on this site.
I think a big part of the hating on this series is that the topic of videogames are almost peripheral. In addition, most of the videogame references (if they are made at all) are to videogame characters or series that most of the gamers on this board are simply not familiar with. I mean how many here have ever played Zaxxon or Berserk?
Thing I liked most about this episode is that videogames are thrown entirely out the window and by the way, the hip hop was damn good too. That didn't hurt.
This series gets gamers' panties in a twist primarily because it's pretty clear there's a level of indifference (even contempt, which is fine by me. I love videogames, but I also can take a joke. Even one made at my expense) to videogames in the material. The episode starts off leading one to believe it might be about the old Williams arcade classic Defender, but then just trails off into a profane and raunchy hip hop video as if purely to stick a finger in the eye of uptight gamers.
This is similar to Halo Minute which was done by Channel 101 talent. They intentionally mishandled, mispronounced, and misreferenced the Halo source material (pronouncing Bungie as Bun-gey and "Major Chief") and the comments on YouTube were just livid. People didn't get it.
Just keep rolling it, fellows.
Let the Haters hate.
Classic videogames featured or referenced in "VGT: Defenders of the Universe" (off the top of my head):OriginalUsername said:That was completely unfunny, and didn't really seem to be video game related at all, other than it featured a spaceship and so do some games...