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Unprofessional Fridays: 01/20/2017

Drew goes full Japan, Jason combos up, Jeff bounces around, and Brad can't catch a break.

The end of the week is here! You made it! Let's sit back, relax, and close the week out in style with some video games.

Jan. 20 2017

Cast: Jeff, Brad, Drew, Matt, Jason

Posted by: Drew

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TGJessie • 

This looks downright unprofessional.

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Tagged: GuitarFreaks

Oh, this will be good.

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Edited By mlarrabee • 

Nothing solves conflict like a burning limo.

Time to get unprofessional.

EDIT: Holy crap, Jeff just used the word ostensibly, perfectly.

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dovah • 

Drews brother! This must be the one that he played all that Halo with. Very cool.

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deerokus • 

Thumbnail dog looks just like mine. Freaky.

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Humanity • 

Nothing rad about XCOM2 is all I'm sayin'

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@humanity said:

Nothing rad about XCOM2 is all I'm sayin'

Pretty disappointed that it's the feature of the Humble monthly for January.

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m0nk3y80y • 

Is the video super blown out, white balance-wise, for everyone?

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This should be called Unpupfessional Friday.

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Is it me or does Jeff's hair look extra luxurious?

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I can't find the spinning around pig, you guys.

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@m0nk3y80y: Yeah, the studio looks super bright. It's not just you.

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Chunithm is pretty rad and there's some really cool stuff in it such as warps and even rewinds mid-song.

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Maimai is the washing machine rhythm game also by Sega. That one is being tested over here in the west so there is potential it can appear in US arcades.

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Edited By Onemanarmyy • 

This was chaotic. Some good Dog pics though.

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bathala • 

it's your watch video/youtube UPF version.

meh

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@xylase said:

@m0nk3y80y: Yeah, the studio looks super bright. It's not just you.

funny how the complaint used to be it was super dark SUPER. DARK. SUPER. DARK. SUPER. DARK.

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TARMANDER • 

Sometimes Rorie can be beyond annoying. Other times I want a daily premium show dedicated to watching Rorie watch puppy things on the internet. I recommend the Daily Doggy, oh Goddammit!

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I can't wait till we're all future ladies.

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Drew's phone takes really high resolution video

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PBalfredo • 

Fun fact from the land of game development: the 360's "This disc is unreadable" error is actually their generic catch-all for hard crashes. They don't want to tell the player that they hit a game breaking bug, so they blame the disc.

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Sound Voltex is the best bemani game, therefore best rhythm game.

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DystopiaX • 

it's funny to hear Jeff talk about Arashi as "the next SMAP" considering how big they have been, and that they debuted in 1999.

Anyway the show he was talking about is VS Arashi, most episodes can be found online (or DL'd via torrent), and it is excellent. Fun game show.

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What is the URL for this cuteness? Sorry if I missed it-

Thanks in advance!

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This UPF was a beautiful trainwreck. @drewbert I think you're looking for "diagetic" UI.

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@humanity: thanks for the heads up sorta, snagged the one off humble monthly!

now ti try to make progress in the first game...

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yourbrain • 

I think it's the Awkward Animals Twitter account - https://twitter.com/SoVeryAwkward :]

@shtybill said:

What is the URL for this cuteness? Sorry if I missed it-

Thanks in advance!

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For any newer users of this site who may have been confused about the lack of games played on this UPF, note that this is normal. Once about every 6 weeks or so, UPF turns into a randomfest. (See a previous episode with a slew of pepper-spray videos.)

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For any newer users of this site who may have been confused about the lack of games played on this UPF, note that this is normal. Once about every 6 weeks or so, UPF turns into a randomfest. (See a previous episode with a slew of pepper-spray videos.)

Usually to amazing results (exhibit 1, exhibit 2).

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one of the shots is super washed out. maybe Jason should take the controls back to the control room..

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All this XCOM 2 hate! So weird. Technical issues aside, that game was great at launch and has only gotten better with mods. It fixed all the problems I had with XCOM EU/EW. The only fault that could be leveled against it is that it is occasionally difficult to the point of unfairness, but never in a way that can't be anticipated. Well, that, and that there wasn't that much room for improvement to begin with.

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Holy fuck guys, why is the cross-talking so bad this week? It's a fucking mess to hear just a load of people talking over each other constantly.

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THAT DOG IS WEARING A BOX. LIKE A LITTLE HOBO.

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Edited By whalesex • 

@heatdrive88: Yeah, I'm with you on this. I'm trying to say this as constructive criticism and not to be rude, but I think Rorie was just too much this week.

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@m0nk3y80y: I thought it was just me, cause I checked the video on my phone and it looks fine, I don't know what the problem is

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There's plenty of good tv shows here in The Netherlands. Just saying, before people think TV in europe is super weird.

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@avioto: The TV I think of when thinking of you guys is reality tv. For a while it seemed like every new reality tv concept came from the Netherlands :p

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To be fair ... that german show Jeff mentioned is considered terrible in germany too.

@avioto said:

There's plenty of good tv shows here in The Netherlands. Just saying, before people think TV in europe is super weird.

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i live in taiwan and i'm kinda surprised you guys didn't get PPAP, it's a fire meme over here

we basically just rip japan's pop culture, and shitty songs that all sound like someone doing a PSY impression are v popular, much like that "I'm a perfect human" song

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Humanity • 

@ripelivejam: I live to give; even if my gift is a subpar sequel. At least the price is right.

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Aw I want to play Oracion too

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So. That game with the knobs they're talking about, the arcade game is called Sound Voltex, the freeware PC clone of it is called Kshootmania, and the home controllers you can buy are right over here:

http://en.virgoo.me/VTCplus/

I extremely need one in my life.

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It's been a long road, which started out firmly in hater-town, but I'm now convinced that Matt Rorie is a god damn comic genius.

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I remember watching that quick look years ago about the game based on the German cop show. The quick look was a classic but I don't remember which game it was.

Poor Brad.

I wish there was a database of Jeff's shoes.