The Lost Metagame Episodes: Kessler vs. Ben!

So it's been over two months since I was a Whiskey Media intern. That's not gonna stop Mr. Domino new Metagame videos from happening! Time travel!

Alright, fine. Here's what's actually going on here: I was going through old files on my computer and found a few unreleased Metagame videos we shot during my last week at Whiskey. This is the second installment of a three-part finale I'm choosing to call Metagame: The Lost Episodes. Hope you guys enjoy it!

By the way, in the time since we first did these videos, a lot has happened in the world of the Metagame. When we last checked in, they had just taken Kickstarter donations from folks who wanted a deck of their own. You can keep up with their updates yourself on their Kickstarter page, but basically, the non-copyright-violating card redesigns have been done for quite some time and the cards themselves are at the printers! They should be done by December, and once that happens, I'll probably make a video or something showing them off for you. Here's a sample of what the new, redesigned cards look like:

As always, you should leave a comment letting us know who you think won the debate and why. Wanna see the rest of the Metagame videos? Check out the playlist right here!

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Posted by Babylonian

So it's been over two months since I was a Whiskey Media intern. That's not gonna stop Mr. Domino new Metagame videos from happening! Time travel!

Alright, fine. Here's what's actually going on here: I was going through old files on my computer and found a few unreleased Metagame videos we shot during my last week at Whiskey. This is the second installment of a three-part finale I'm choosing to call Metagame: The Lost Episodes. Hope you guys enjoy it!

By the way, in the time since we first did these videos, a lot has happened in the world of the Metagame. When we last checked in, they had just taken Kickstarter donations from folks who wanted a deck of their own. You can keep up with their updates yourself on their Kickstarter page, but basically, the non-copyright-violating card redesigns have been done for quite some time and the cards themselves are at the printers! They should be done by December, and once that happens, I'll probably make a video or something showing them off for you. Here's a sample of what the new, redesigned cards look like:

As always, you should leave a comment letting us know who you think won the debate and why. Wanna see the rest of the Metagame videos? Check out the playlist right here!

Posted by deathstriker666

WHY IS LUCHADEER ON THE GROUND? WHAT THE FUCK, MAN.

Posted by Video_Game_King

Is there a sound delay? It looks like the sound isn't lined up with the actual video. Something is definitely off.

Posted by TurboMan

has anyone ever won in these videos?

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Posted by Mento

The Meta-Game technically isn't a game is it? It's an exercise. Arguing that Tetris is the best game ever seems a little easy in comparison.

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Posted by Video_Game_King
@TurboMan said:

has anyone ever won in these videos?

You're supposed to vote in the comments.
Posted by ArbitraryWater

Kessler wins.

Posted by Little_Socrates

Wow, both of you made exactly the arguments I wanted to hear. Impressive.

Kessler wins by choosing a better game only.

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Edited by Doctorchimp

I'm going to assume Ben is going to look blankly at his cards and wonder what Half-Life is and then Kessler will destroy him verbally.

EDIT: Ben argued for Metagame? Seriously? When Matt's whole argument was Tetris couldn't be done elsewhere and Ben tried to do the same thing he kind of lost me since people argue that inane stupid bullshit all the time without metagame.

Edited by Silver-Streak

@TurboMan: Jeff Demolished that Punch Out "Which game should be taught in schools" shpeel

Edit: Also, the Kingtern just shaking his head no forever is the best thing ever.

Posted by GlenTennis

@Little_Socrates: @Doctorchimp: @ArbitraryWater:

You're all racist.

Posted by OroJackson

I must know what Kessler said at the end!

I must know!

Posted by Floope

I couldn't even concentrate on Ben, Kessler was hypnotizing therefore wins by default.

Posted by Little_Socrates

@GlenTennis said:

@Little_Socrates: @Doctorchimp: @ArbitraryWater:

You're all racist.

To be fair, you made the only argument I could think of to beat Kessler, but Kessler also picked Tetris. Personally, I prefer the Metagame, though. Can't wait to get my copy.

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Posted by Babylonian

@RobbleWobble said:

I couldn't even concentrate on Ben, Kessler was hypnotizing therefore wins by default.

You are rewarding unsportsmanlike behavior, I'll have you know.

Posted by Hizang

@RobbleWobble said:

I couldn't even concentrate on Ben, Kessler was hypnotizing therefore wins by default.

Posted by Shadow

Ben should've taken the trade. Holo Garydos is already better than Alakazam. By throwing in the Ninetails, Kessler is just ripping himself off

Posted by GlenTennis

@Shadow said:

Ben should've taken the trade. Holo Garydos is already better than Alakazam. By throwing in the Ninetails, Kessler is just ripping himself off

Alakazam was my first holographic, and I got it in my very first booster pack. I hold in a very high regard emotionally, I'll have you know.

Posted by Castiel

Oh they were so young back then.

Posted by FateOfNever

Hm.. I can't pick a winner. Kessler tried cheating at the end, so he should be disqualified, but Ben picked the Metagame over far superior options, and I can't help but wonder if at least part of that was because he looked at all of the games but Minecraft and went "but I don't know what this game is."

Posted by Nate

Kessler wins. Ben had some good arguments and made me think for a second, but this was all Kessler.

Posted by D_W

Ben had some interesting points, but Kessler is correct. Tetris is one of those things that's not going to go away ever. It's not just important to video games, but it's in grained into human culture forever. In 400 years there will still be people playing it.

Posted by csl316

Ben's head shaking got me leaning away from Kessler, and Kessler's dancing definitely made me lean away from Kessler.
 
But it's fucking Tetris, man.  TETRIS.

Posted by DEFE

@deathstriker666 said:

WHY IS LUCHADEER ON THE GROUND? WHAT THE FUCK, MAN.

I WAS THINKING THAT TOO. On a more video-related note, I give this to Kessler. It's hard to argue against Tetris, man. Ben put out a good effort though. And on a less related note, my World of Goo fanboy side is cringing at the portrayal of a visible person building a goo structure. Still thrilled that it's in the Metagame though.

Posted by Xpgamer7

I would probably choose metagame as a better game, but argument wise I think Kessler did it better.