Alrighty then its’ been a while but that would be for two reasons.
1. Eric hasn’t really done anything that didn’t immediately backfire on him
2. Writing about the boring and unwatchable boring garbage that Eric puts out isn’t exactly necessary or important. I don’t find it offensive or otherwise notable that someone puts out a bad video or lame content. I do find that lame and distasteful attempts to start flame wars is worth writing about.
And so it wouldn’t be until roughly a week about that Eric came out of hiding and started making RAR’s even though his attempt to RAR jontron failed so badly that he had to disable ratings. I also like to note that Asalieri has 6k or so subscribers but most of his videos get way less than that. It’s almost as if he’s trying to emulate his good friend Chris Bores, who barely even gets 10k views anymore despite over 100k subscribers. People may wonder why I would bother writing about a show that quite frankly gets less than 5k viewers these days but the fact of the matter is that Eric is still trying to go back to the glory days where he could send gullible fans to attack and otherwise harass people for fun. Even now Eric is still acting as if he’s the victim and that he’s never done anything that deserves animosity. But I digress, Eric’s ego is just one of many problems that he has yet to fix over the many years he’s been doing this.
As for RAR as a whole, well I can describe it as a sick attempt to harass other people on the internet generally by trying to get his fans to go over to that person’s channel and troll them. Heck if this wasn’t the case I wouldn’t be writing these articles. The fact of the matter is that people are willing to troll and harass to uphold information that is baseless and often times wrong. Even when Eric does pick a suitable target, he makes poor critiques and doesn’t properly point out the flaws inherent in the person’s work and makes really crappy suggestions. The big 3 problems I have so far are:
1. Not making proper criticism and instead just attacking someone’s character. This show is called RAR as in Reviewing a reviewer right? So where’s the reviewing? Most of the time its just Eric making direct attacks at the person instead of pointing out their problems. How can you review a reviewer when you don’t know what a review is? This is especially bad since Eric keeps talking about how his ‘haters’ are trying to assassinate his character. Don’t throw stones if don’t want to see some of them coming right back at you Eric!
2. Not understanding terms or how reality works. Its one thing to make fun of someone because they screwed up, its another to make fun of someone for doing their job and working within the bounds of reality. Sometimes Eric just doesn’t seem to understand that there is a reality that requires things such as volunteers, hard work and compromises. For example Eric laughed at the idea that a library would need to advertise its existence; he scoffed at the idea that a library has any reason to exist with the invention of the internet and thought that library’s have BATHROOMS. If you’re too busy making jokes about what seems odd to you, perhaps you should do the research before laughing at words you don’t actually know the meaning of?
3. The misuse of the word E-begging. Oh this one is just so bad that it breaks away from complaint #2. E-begging and Eric’s blatant misuse of it has gotten Eric into a lot of trouble and it doesn’t help that he doesn’t use the term E-begging properly at all. E-begging is the act of taking money without providing conditions or otherwise providing any guarantees as to what you will do with the money. Contrary to what really stupid people are believing at the moment, e-begging has nothing to do with taking funds to make a project and definitely nothing to do with movies. Taking money with an established plan to go make a movie or some product is known as crowd funding. “But what about the jackasses who take 10,000 dollars but only use 500 bucks?” well for one that’s not e-begging that’s fraud and two there’s something known as a lawsuit for people who commit fraud. I don’t think kickstarter money is taxable so I’m definitely sure that the government is going to be pissed if people are making money by overcharging people for projects on kick-starter. But this isn’t the only problem with Eric’s usage of E-begging, because we all know it wouldn’t be Eric Gaede if he just misused the term in one manner… no no no he’s gotta misuse it in every possible way. You see E-begging is popular for 2 reasons. For starters you get a wide audience. The more important part however is that you don’t have to give your name. Why would E-begging accused people like James Rolfe and Linkara do things like crowd source a movie or ask people to stop using adblock when they could just do the same thing anonymously? What’s particularly sad about this is that Eric asked unconditionally for a laptop… which is exactly what E-begging is. So not only does Eric not know what E-begging is, he’s guilty of committing it!
Well with that list out of the way let’s watch the 13 minute RAR that Eric made on the ranting robots group. From what I can tell Ranting Robots are simply a reviewing group that uses a robot reviewer motif. They’re fairly small group going by subscribers but then again its not like that really matters because I’m sure Eric is going to hit everything on the above checklist.
warning a fat jackass takes up 90% of the video.
0-0:13 A message flashes that says “this is the real #32”. Yeah Eric because your april fools joke with the RAR on Jontron was so radically different from what you’d normally do and people just so happened to not notice it was an april fools joke. Maybe if you actually had humor then the april fools joke might not have backfired.
0:22 “I’ve been reviewing reviewers for way too long now” Oh boy where is this going? Please tell me you’re going to quit making an ass out of yourself… I would like that very much
0:30 Nope instead Eric says that youtube reviews have been around since the ‘dawn of time’ and he’s only been around since the ‘renaissance’ because youtube apparently follows human history. Oh I’ve got to love the ego here, yeah just pretend that you’re apart of the rebirth of culture. You’re so freaking cultural and unique Eric, I mean it’s almost like you joined during the period where douchebags like Chris Bores became prevalent on youtube.
0:40 “so what drives people to replicate the success of shows like AVGN” Uh Eric you said AVGN sucks… consistency? And Eric, please don’t tell me you’re going to call these guys, these ranting robots, as lack water imitators. Eric, you can’t even do the basic review format correctly.
0:50 “So I guess someone has tasted success with video game reviews haven’t they?” Oh god we’re going here aren’t we? So in case no one has noticed yet, Eric is going to pretend that ranting robots are unsuccessful talentless hacks. And this is Eric Gaede, the guy who couldn’t make a good joke if it was worth a million dollars and the guy too lazy to pick up a a dictionary. I would like to note that RAR isn’t a fresh concept either and reviewing critics has existed since the concept of dirt.
0:51 Wow this picture is stupid. Essentially its a fisherman throwing his line into water to catch a fish and Eric has decided to just label it with stupid garbage because he’s apparently convinced that youtube angry reviewing genre has entered the apocalypse or some shit. I wonder if Eric realizes that being unnecessarily negative and harsh is one of the tenants unique to angry reviewing? But then again I’m pretty sure Eric doesn’t notice that people aren’t paying any attention to him anymore because its this kind of angry reviewing, the smug jackass who doesn’t know anything, that’s been declining recently. Actual Angry reviewing has been fairly stable. For those wonder about the picture, the fisherman is labeled wannabe reviewer, because apparently popularity is all that is important when it comes to being a reviewer; where as the murky water is labeled grim truth (Angry reviewing on youtube is hard? What? In his angry Joe critique Eric said that Angry review is easy and like a “vacation”). Finally the fish is labeled “the last tiny bit of online success reviewing has to offer anyone”. How out of touch with reality and egotistical do you have to be pretend that you can describe a genre you can’t even critique properly as “overfished”?
0:56 “this is really the snag for this quote on quote art form if you really want to call it that is that you can’t really be successful with it” Wow you’re an idiot Eric, I think you just hit every thing on the list and its barely the one minute mark! Holy shit, I can’t believe you can be this utterly stupid. Do you have evidence? Do you want to provide a statistic? This is your introduction to your essay/thesis, where is your data? There are a ridiculous amount of people who make a living being angry reviewers and it shouldn’t be surprising that supply and demand is in effect. If all the people who watch angry reviewing shows are satisfied with AVGN, Angry Joe show and all the others then its going to be harder a new comer to find a niche. You can’t pretend that this means the death of the angry reviewing genre. There’s still room for more people, it just means they need to be more talented to get more leg room. You could use a hollywood movie metaphor for this. Hollywood action movies are a dime a dozen, and its rare for them to flop even though they tend to be so goddamn generic. But then comes a movie you don’t expect, something that really changes the formula and finds an audience like inception or hurt locker. The art form known as movie making isn’t dead but its definitely over-saturated and thus requires people to think smart in order to find an audience. Same thing for angry reviewing, people are looking for innovation and something new, not the same damn crap they’ve already seen. Will Eric acknowledge that the genre of angry reviewing is going nowhere but up? Let’s see shall we?
1:06 hurray Eric admits that people with originality will make it. Unfortunately he decides to be an asshole while doing it. First off Eric decides to say people with connections will succeed and then decides to show a picture of ‘Angry Joe’ implying that Angry Joe is only successful because of his connections. Eric you do realize that Angry Joe puts quite a lot of work into his stuff right? You can’t pretend that Angry Joe is successful due to cronyism because any way you want to look at it, Angry Joe isn’t exactly a full fledged moron. AH geez don’t tell me you’re still jelly about Angry Joe being successful while you’re not! It really doesn’t breed confidence when Eric continues to pretend that he’s done nothing wrong to attract haters while he continues to bash Angry Joe without providing one iota of evidence as to what makes Angry Joe a valid target!
If there is anyone who has a job they shouldn’t it would be Chris Bores, who’s weak work ethic really shouldn’t put him in gott game’s roster. But I digress as Eric also says that people with originality will succeed… while showing a picture of 404 not found because its not egotistical to state that everyone else lacks innovation aside from one’s self right?
1:22 Eric just decides to say that everyone else who tries to be innovative fails. Because that’s how you be a critic right? Just pretend that everyone who does anything is a failure for attempting to do something!
1:28 “If only it was 2006 again. I could experience the boom of angry reviewing” Wow you suck Eric. Angry Reviewing started in 2004… Besides why would you want to view the boom of Angry reviewing? You just said everyone else is not innovative! If you’re not convinced of innovation now, what good is going back in time to see the things you’ve already seen!? Bad Writing: Its not just for Chris Bores anymore!
I also gotta love the appeal to nostalgia fallacy here because going back in time will apparently solve things like not having innovation. Then again I guess Eric could go back in time so he wouldn’t start this shitty review show that makes no sense half the goddamn time! There’s a whole bunch of pictures that don’t have any relevance to anything. Zero wing is in there, 300 is in there, what the hell does this have to do with his message?
1:32 “AVGN’s shtick would still be fresh and hilarious” because… you’ve already seen it… what? Eric this isn’t how time travel works! Also I believe you’ve said Irate Gamer’s stuff was better than AVGN’s. In addition I would love to point out how much of a friend Eric is being here. Chris started reviewing in 2007 so essentially by saying 2006 was the peak of angry reviewing, Eric is saying that Chris was the start of Angry review’s death. Gotta love how you treat your friends Eric!
1:50 Eric says that back in 2006 people thought videogame review shows would get better but its now 2014 and they are now beyond passe. Says who? What evidence supports this statement? You know who really is passe Eric? How about you? Its been like what 2 accounts and several years and your subscriber count is about even to ranting robots? Ranting robots started a YEAR AGO. If anything this is a hell of good start for ranting robots. This is what I mean about not knowing how to critique. You can’t critique someone on the grounds that they’re genre is dead unless you prove that their genre is dead! In addition Eric’s language keeps changing from sentence to sentence. What genre is dead? Is it angry reviewing? Is it Video game reviewing? Is it reviewing in general? These are three different terms and Eric uses them interchangeably. No wonder the genre of reviewing a reviewer is dead on youtube, an idiot is plastered as its role model.
2:00 “every game you can think of has been reviewed by someone online” Really now? So can anyone tell me about times of conflict on the PC? How about Gundam G-next or battle commander on the SNES? Does it occur to Eric that he really shouldn’t talk in absolutes when he can’t prove anything? Its been 2 minutes and he hasn’t backed up his thesis. How the fuck do you manage that? I would also point out that this is the reviewer’s dibs fallacy, in that you assume that because someone else did it you can’t be innovative reviewing it. Its utter bullshit and as everyone can do things in their own unique way otherwise every student tasked on talking about a well documented phenomenon would be expelled for plagiarism.
2:06 “we even have a general consensus on what the worst video seems to be, insert superman 64 joke here somewhere” ………………. What? Superman64 is the worst game of all time? Really? Not ET? Not custard’s revenge? Not Ride to hell retribution? Not Guise of the wolf? Just going to pretend you know it all don’t you Eric? Could you have at least have done some fact checking? People and professionals alike cannot actually agree. Go ahead and make a search for the worse games of all time. They will have discrepancies and differences. Let’s not even begin on games that were lost to time or simply never became popular because they sucked that bad. Superman 64 and ET are well known because they have a brand name associated with them but other games like Big Rigs, Times of Conflict, Elf Bowling, Make my video and many others get glossed over despite being leagues more unplayable than Superman 64.
2:12 “Why am I bring up this obvious observation” its not an obvious observation… stop speaking in absolutes. Gosh its like editing and proofreading as well as proper thought processes were not at work here. But here comes Eric’s because statement that apparently will justify this blatant and unnecessary harassment of other youtube channels
2:21 “Because we’ve reached the point where its clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that we’ve just plain stopped trying. We’ve run out of gimmicks, angry nerd, happy nerd,… the point is we need no more review shows. But THEY just keep making more even though we’ve never heard every reviewing catchphrase and cliche” Ah I see and all this is exemplified in Ranting Robots because… well I actually don’t understand the point of these last 2 minutes and a half at all because quite literally there was nothing accomplished in these last 2 minutes and a half! I’m tried of saying this but talking in absolutes does not make it true. Eric will need to present evidence if his thesis of “Angry Reviewing being totally stagnant is to be true” after all we are living in the world where the most over-saturated video game genre ‘FPS’ is still ridiculously strong. All this statement solidifies is that Eric seems to be convinced that the apocalypse is coming. What I really don’t understand is why even bother saying this? Bashing Angry review newcomers isn’t going to solve the oversaturation problem as much as boycotting the next FPS game that isn’t Call of duty is going to stop FPS oversaturation. You can’t save the genre by driving everybody out of it!
Which brings me to my second problem with this quote. Who’s “THEY”? Was there a large memo that said “don’t make angry reviewing”? Did god come down and say there was 10 new commandments and all of them were “don’t make angry reviewing shows?”? Does the youtube user agreeement say “the creation of angry reviewing shows is prohibited?”? By saying “THEY” Eric is implying that the people in this video are somehow responsible for the oversaturation of the genre (and I’m not even convinced the genre is over-saturated) and apparently they deserve to be his victims because they know it was wrong but kept doing it. So apparently the creator of Ranting robots has made like 200 angry reviewing shows, all of which lack substance but are widely popular enough to damage the genre (like a Seltzer and Friedburg film) all of which is totally bogus because no one intentionally kills a genre and Eric is despicable for casting the crew of Ranting Robots as the villain simply because they decided to pick a hobby that is apparently popular (Seriously the only Angry reviewer I’ve seen who isn’t mainstream is charlietheatari… yeah I’m not kidding either, it would really help if Eric provided examples of the genre being overdone).
My third problem lies with the bad writing that has persisted up to this point? Is there a particular reason why Eric needed to drag this intro on and on for two minutes? Here’s what he could have done:
“We know there’s a lot of talent in the angry reviewing genre and there are many more people who do what’s popular in the hopes of making it big. But there’s a famous law out there that says “90% of everything is crap” a paraphrase of sturgeon’s law, a law pertaining to horrible over-saturation of the sci-fi fiction genre. The 10 percent is worth dying for but today we’re looking at the 90%. Let’s take a look at Ranting Robots shall we?”
There, you see? You don’t have to talk about the genre being dead or some shit you can’t prove. You don’t insult the people who are actually trying to be innovative. You don’t throw out a bunch of pointless insults to people that will get you in trouble later and most importantly you set up the review in less than a minute! How egotistical do you have to be to stretch a 15 second message to 2 minutes and half by being preachy, attempting to be an expert in a field you know nothing about, making forecasts based on no evidence and all to make fun of some group that is more successful than you are? This fucking egotistical as Eric shows us how!
3:04 “is it possible to make a show that’s even lamer and less inspired than your average guy sitting in a webcamera talking about his likes and dislikes?” Wow I don’t even know what to say. Its like Eric is trying to tell his audience something about the quality of his own show but then again that would assume Eric was trying to tell a joke when he is in fact still doing HIS GODDAMN INTRO. 3 FUCKING MINUTES TO DO AN INTRO!? I thought you were done at the 2 and half minute mark. Fuck, where’s the editing and proof reading here? Did you really need 3 minutes to say “Angry reviewing is a dying genre, many people attempt it and fail, here’s ranting robots”!? If this is fast paced I can’t want to see what slow pace is!
3:08 “Yes there is, the answer is, Ranting Robots” I honestly don’t see what’s so uninspired here about robots. Yeah I mean sure, robot voices isn’t exactly new and I’m pretty sure there’s been another review show with robots as its hosts but what exactly is wrong with this? Well let’s see what Eric says shall we?
3:24 “Yeah! Ranting Robots” Yeah I could have swore this was a review. Seriously this video is really bloated. GET ON WITH THE REVIEW ALREADY!
3:34 “Its just two guys in flimsy looking costumes… reviewing things. Okay so we’re pretty much done here right?” Wow… this is just lazy. Like what? The joke speaks for itself? I sure hope Eric realizes that wearing a costume is really fucking annoying and hard to pull off. Its hot, unbearably so and you’re lucky if you can see shit when you’re wearing that crap. I seriously don’t get the joke here. Is Eric trying to say innovation is bad? He was just ranting about how innovation is necessary and that people keep doing the same thing… now its wrong?
3:51 Eric says that the costumes are cheap and were likely found in a dumpster before cutting himself off and saying that they are worth roughly 100 dollars. Because he couldn’t have simply edited out the joke at the costumes being cheap and therefore save himself and the audience some stupidity. I am now convinced this video was not edited or otherwise proofread.
4:10 Eric just names off really generic complaints… with no respect towards the actual intent of the show. Eric just says the costumes look cheap, even though they’re fucking costumes and they cost money (which even he admits) because its A-okay just to make fun of someone because they were willing to put themselves in costume to entertain you.
Eric even complains about the monotone voice work because apparently retro 80s robots should talk normally… I mean wow Eric you have no taste for innovation of any kind. Why don’t you just say they don’t deserve to exist because you said so and cut the review. If you’re not going to try then why bother? There are literally not standards in his review, doing anything that isn’t generic is apparently despicable. I bet Eric hates water because its a liquid! Naming a problem that isn’t a problem because its actually a design feature is not what a critic does! Eric is old enough to know about disco robots and the sterotype of robots having monotone voices. Speaking of which, if these people are speaking in a monotone voice then how is this an angry reviewing show? Couldn’t even get this far without a logic implosion could you Eric?
Eric also just makes baseless claims about unfunny jokes. Hey Eric it might help if you showed a terrible joke… you know… like a good reviewer?
4:14 “these guys are the zenith of everything wrong with review shows” Really? Let me take a look at their work.
Huh that wasn’t bad… the humor is actually pretty meta… as in its actually there! Heck at least they talk about the material. This is actually a review show, compare contrast to RAR by Eric Gaede where even the most simple opinion is left without evidence.
4:24 “So I guess these guys woke up one morning and decided you know what we still don’t have enough crappy review shows on the internet so by god did they come up with the mother of all absolute nothing to do with video game gimmicks” OH MY GOD… the things wrong with this statement.
“So I guess these guys woke up one morning and decided you know what we still don’t have enough crappy review shows on the internet” UH WHAT? NO NO NO SERIOUSLY WHAT? Hey Eric are you really that egotistical to pretend that you know how a show as created and that everyone thinks the same way you do? All data suggests that YES is the answer but I’d also like to ask where is the evidence for the statement that there are too many crappy review shows on the internet? No one jumps into a genre because it is oversaturated but then again I wouldn’t be surprised that Eric is this fucking dumb because this is guy who promised Mr.KILL an apology and then didn’t give it!
“so by god did they come up with the mother of all absolute nothing to do with video game gimmicks” You heard him folks. I guess robots simply aren’t in video games anymore. I’d also like to note they review movies but apparently that would require Eric to waste some calories to move his mouse and push buttons on the keyboard which he e-begged for.
So I guess these robots will never ever catch on.
4:44 Eric just decides to mock the hand motion they move which can be aptly described as the stereotypical robot hand movements in which one makes karate chops forward and back. I seriously don’t get what the critique is because the hand motions have literally nothing to do with a review show. But I can’t wait to see what really terrible advice Eric gives for this!
4:56 Eric says that they should hire a group of dancers doing the robot and possibly buy their wardrobe. Because that’s what you want in a review! DANCING will be very conducive to the review! And hey let’s replace the 80’s robots costumes with spraypainted yellow shirts and skin. That’ll be healthy for everyday life! Way to be an asshole Eric, though I wasn’t expecting good advice I was expecting actual advice.
5:07 Eric suggests taking acting lessons from some random robot with programmed lines. Uh yeah I’m sure that non-sentient robot will be capable of teaching. Is there ae joke here… you know aside from Eric being utterly insane?
5:16 “Just give him [that non-sentient robot] your lines, he’ll do the acting for you. Now that is a review show I would stay glued to from here to eternity.” Please STOP LYING ERIC. I know you wouldn’t watch that in fact the monotone voice is what gives the show comedic value. What would be point of making the show more generic by giving them normal voices?
5:17-5:30 Eric decides to use his terrible audio editing skills. The sound volume goes very high to the point I’m sure I could sue Eric for ear damage. “what can be said about mario brothers, it is a terrible piece of shit. I am a robot and therefore cannot poop but playing this game I learned how HERPUERPDERPHERPU*incomprehensible shit I hate you Eric, its like you’re a sociopath or something*” Yeah I’m not exaggerating, the robot dialogue just cuts out to some weird crap that is apparently Eric’s attempt to tell a joke. The crickets that can be heard are not apart of the video but that’s because this video is ungodly awful.
Also mario brothers sucks? Seriously? And I thought Chris Bores sucks as a reviewer…
5:44 Eric mocks the fact that the Ranting robots hate games that other people hate. OH MY GOSH is Eric discovering the correlation between a game being terrible and everyone playing it hating it? NOPE Eric groans when Ranting Robots admit they hate Superman 64… because apparently its not okay to hate an obviously terrible game because…. well Eric wills it I guess.
6:03 Eric just decides to take a quote where the ranting robots say the wii virtual console sucks balls and that alot of balls are in the mouth. “As you can see, very intelligence and well thought out humor”
Eric you just said that Mario brothers was a terrible piece of shit and then had a robot talk about pooping before going incoherent. You are the last person to say anyone does not have humor. At least Eric is trying to present evidence but this is 6 minutes in, its too little too late. Hopefully Eric will show more substantial evidence because let’s face it, ball jokes aren’t exactly too generic and even then one joke does not a reviewing show make. Of course this RAR episode has yet to make a joke so I’m really concerned as to what reality Eric thinks he’s in.
6:10 Eric doesn’t present anymore evidence and decides to say that only 13 year old kids would like the show because its A-okay to be 6 minutes in and not present anything more than a quote mine as evidence. Granted the humor on the Ranting Robots show is violent and often times nasty, that would make it more adult especially when they reference things that kids would not find funny. Eric does realize that swearing and mentions of drug and sex obviously is for a mature audience right? I don’t exactly think people who like swearing are going to be 13 year olds especially if they don’t want their parents taking their computers away from them.
6:31 Eric says he’s atheist and that his stance to religion is that people can practice what they want and people shouldn’t force their religion onto others… SO you’re agnostic… because atheism means you believe religion shouldn’t exist and god is not real. Agnostic means you don’t give a shit either way. Bad writing or Eric misstating his stance? You decide!
6:44 Eric then plays a clip where the Ranting Robots say that human bible is nonsense because they are robots. Eric decides to say that they’ve decided to take on religion as a dicussion topic.
*FACEPALM* NO THEY DID NOT. This is quote mining. The characters in ranting robots pretend to be apathetic evil robots that wish to wipe out humanity. That’s that joke! To pad out this stupidity Eric decides to pretend even more that they spent an entire episode on the bible specifically a ‘top 20 horrible things in the bible’ episode. I cannot find or otherwise confirm that such an episode even exists and considering that no flak is present at all on the channel, the like bar or anywhere I can safely conclude that Eric is lying out of his ass.
Edit: The video does exist as the rant robots have stated the following when asked about it:
Tokusatsu Fanatic (Should I be surprised that Ben Wagner is the one doing the asking?)
20 hours ago
So what happened to the “Top 20” video about the bible video?
10 hours ago
The Google Analytics software was showing a number of humans unsubscribing because of that video. We need as many indoctrinated humans as possible to make the Robot Uprising happen.
So yes the top 20 bible video does exist however Eric seems to have caught the video well after the creators realized it wasn’t worth it and have taken it away and thus very few people actually watched it. It doesn’t help that Eric pretends as if this is their mainstream material when even a cursory glance at their video list shows they mostly do games and not religious debates. As for how bad the video actually was… well we’ll never know because Eric says he saved the video but deletes any comments asking him to go post the damn thing so people can understand what he’s talking about!
7:22 Eric says its something you really need to see. Yeah I can’t find it Eric. I tried and I wrote down “Ranting robots Bible” and got nothing. Either the video is gone though obviously there should be a ripple effect or you quote mined them again.
8:00 Eric continues to fail to notice the ranting robots are being sarcastic.
8:34 Eric decides to advertise another person’s channel. Oh boy I love cronyism. He advertises Nonstampcollector… though I fail to see the point considering that this has nothing to do with angry reviewing. What does this have to do with Angry reviewing exactly? That bible debates are bad or something? Eric then says that the ranting robots are making a mockery atheists… that was the joke you moron! I haven’t even seen the video and I’m pretty sure it was sarcastic.
9:00 oh wow Eric says he’s actually going to take a look at one of the Ranting Robot reviews. Queue another clip with the ranting robots talking about jesus. You have ONE JOB ERIC, that is to review… not quote mine and focus on details that don’t have to do with anything! Its is a fallacy to state that all religious topics are off topic because people will start fights over them. Its kinda over folks!
9:22 Eric continues to not do his goddamn job by repeatedly pussying out when the bible is mentioned because that’s what you do as a reviewer, just piece together the parts you don’t like while ignoring that there are plenty of episodes that have nothing to do with the bible. Like the one I just posted here!
9:40 Eric says Jesus Christ for no reason. I would find this funny if Eric was actually trying to be funny as opposed to an egotistical jerk. Eric decides to say that the south park stick of truth review was very anti-religious and that they used the jew class in the game to be anti-semetic… even though it wasn’t. I’d like to note that even though Eric targeted this episode, most people found it funny and the dislike bar is relatively unchanged with an overwhelming majority of likes. Most people got the joke Eric, why didn’t you?
10:30 Eric just keeps showing them making jokes. Eric pretend that they’re shock value jokes… they’re not. you suck Eric.
11:00 Eric says they make too many prostitute jokes even though he fails to notice that robots have no reason to care about prostitutes. But hey why give a crap about humor when you just pretend that humor is the problem with the show?
11:20 Eric states that don’t actually review the game. Uh no Eric they do review game. Get off the sauce and actually watch an episode without lying about its contents.
11:32 “You’ve seen one review you’ve seen them all. If you want to hear crappy racist sex jokes delivered in monotone for 8 minutes on average…” Yeah Eric because each review is apparently the same… another trademark of you not bothering to actually do a review. Bet you watched like 3 videos and called it a day didn’t you? They don’t regularly make jew jokes (I see its only in the south park review) and racism is non-existent. Prostitute jokes are nowhere near prevalent either. Seriously all I have to do is watch a single episode and nothing Eric says is true. I’m really tired of how generic and lame these RAR’s are. It’s always this sucks, give bad advice, there’s nothing redeemable FIN.
11:50 Eric shows a clip of the ranting robots talking about the indiegogo campaign, not realizing its a sarcastic joke. The robot character even says they want a billion dollars even though the campaign asks for $500 only. The rewards are also hilarious to read but of course Eric decides to take the joke seriously and thinks they’re e-begging. Then again when Mr.Kill asked for an apology Eric thought Mr.Kill wanted a bribe.
12:28 Eric says the Ranting Robots are complete nobodies that would ruin a party. Hmmm let’s take a look at the description shall we?
“Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate these guys, i’m sure they are awesome and fun-to-be-around dudes. But I wouldn’t watch their show again under the penalty of poking my scrotum with a pitchfork. Which incidentally, also adequately describes how I felt listening to their robot voicework.” -Eric
So yeah folks Eric doesn’t hate these guys but he thinks they’re total nobodies who ruin everything they touch. Gotta lie as much as possible do you Eric? I love the fact that the ranting robots are actually pretty funny and try to make jokes while Eric here is as generic and boring as possible. Could his complaints get anymore formulaic?
Eric didn’t even bother to note that the campaign ended months ago and in fact doesn’t even note what it was about. The one Eric was looking about was the ranting robots asking for a console expansion so they can do more game reviews.
There’s another one too
Boy it would really take talent if Eric were to point out that they’ve done this multiple times….
13:00 video ends with Asalieri being a smug jackass.
Well you can’t blame me for trying can you?
Major Problems with this RAR:
1. Inconsistent use of the word angry reviewing and video game reviewing. You cannot state that angry reviewing is dying and then suddenly switch between terms Eric. Angry reviewing and video game reviewing are two different things. The ranting robots are in no way even similar to AVGN either so I don’t understand why the first 3 minutes of this review was about the angry reviewing genre dying only to suddenly talk about video game reviewing as if they’re the same thing.
2. Mistaking design decisions for legit problems. This is equivalent for making fun of dark souls because its third person hack and slash game and saying you hate it because it doesn’t have a M-16 automatic assault rifle. It doesn’t help that Eric’s suggestions are terrible and had he some talent maybe it would came off as a joke; instead it came off as smug, disgusting and egotistic. Not everything is made for you Eric and maybe just maybe you should reflect that in your reviews.
3. The lack of humorous content. The closest thing to a joke here was something about not knowing what a peanut flavored game is and some poor voice over of a robot. You can’t say someone else is humorous when you demonstrate a clear lack of humor yourself and expect people to take your word for it. Maybe if Eric just got to the point, didn’t make jokes he can’t make work then this complaint wouldn’t be a problem.
4. Pointless advertising. What was the point of saying that Nonstampcollector was a focal point of atheist material? Wasn’t the first 3 minutes to setup the fact that these people in the review can’t do video game reviews or angry reviews? Shouldn’t you advertise someone who does video game reviews without being atheist or religiously antagonistic? Why spend time talking about a bible episode no one can find and why didn’t Eric at least cover one full episode? This is literally 13 minutes of filler.
5. Loads upon loads of non-research. Let’s check two facts here and tell me if you they’re correct.
Clouds are white. The video game review genre is dead and people really shouldn’t bother to create anymore material in the genre. The fact about clouds is easily verifiable unless you’re color blind (in which case my condolences) while its no where near clear if the video game review genre is dead. I could also talk about his statement about angry reviewing but in this video Eric clearly meant video game review genre because the ranting robots aren’t angry reviewers. The fact of the matter is that video game reviewing can’t be considered dead unless the audiences go away too. Think of disco and forced memes like the harlem shake. The audience for those have simply disappeared and no one wants to be associated with them anymore. Video game reviews? That’s like construction work in that there’s always more and more games for people to review at any given time. PC game reviewers in particular get a lot of crap to work though most of which hasn’t been reviewed yet. To say that the reviewing genre is devoid of fresh topics is just ignorant. Of course Eric could avoid the issue by saying something like “retro games have all been reviewed to death” but that’s not what he said! Likewise Eric could have been responsible and actually watched through an entire episode of Ranting robots but instead just decided to throw out generic they suck complaints demonstrating how immature and unprofessional he is. I watched through this entire video to say every single thing that was wrong with it and yet Eric couldn’t watch an 8 minute video.
One good thing I can say however is that Eric’s fans haven’t gone on a rampage. There’s no trolling assholes messing with the ranting robots as far as I can see and most if not all their videos have overwhelming likes. So score 1 for the fans of Eric as they’ve demonstrated something Eric hasn’t, Responsibility!