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Unprofessional Fridays: 07/20/2018

Nothing better on a Friday afternoon than going for a little bike ride with the family!

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.

Jul. 20 2018

Cast: Jeff, Ben, Matt, Jason

Posted by: Jan

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NEWWWW (OLDDDD) COUCH

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Seeing Jeff on that X-Play episode was a real treat. Sess-dog!!!

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That is not the Adam Sessler interview you are looking for... *waves hand*

This one is:

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(Jeff is at 1:40)

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Unprofessional Fridays with Rorie

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Unprofessional Fridays with Brad

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Ben and Rorie back and forth were good

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holy shit is that the new old couch???

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Old couch

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Helium is not toxic, but occupies space in your breath that would be used for air. So prolonged "use" of helium with cause you to suffocate.

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Rorie: "I'm not one to complain about free food"

Isn't the whole reduced fat, extra life bit him doing exactly that?

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I can only see Rorie as a pug now. I must paint

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How the hell can you forget Samus?! You know the series all about a video game character killing aliens and is directly inspired by Aliens the movie franchise.

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Re: Video game character alongside whom to fight Xenos... does Garfield count? Because Garfield.

Actually, no. I'd go with anyone from the Mortal Kombat universe, since MKX has set precedent and shown that they can all just punch a Xenomorph in the face like it ain't no thang.

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I love Rory but God Damn, Unprofessional Friday's are basically him aimlessly talking non-stop these days. It's making it almost unwatchable at times.

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Just to let you know, I grew up going to that Blockbuster. It is still there. People still use it to get movies and the shelves have grown to the ceiling. It is common practice still in Wasilla, Alaska to go rent a movie for a weekend. Safeway and Carrs still have movie rentals at the customer service counter in the front.

I used to rent games from that store as a kid. Now I make VR hardware. Funny how things work out. Also, when I was there in December for Christmas, I went in and got Logan Noir for like $3.00. Life is just a little different for people that grow up in the subarctic. Now I'm in Seattle and say that I traded nine months of snow for nine months of rain. But that is another story...

...I'm always in Wasilla for Christmas visiting family in the house I grew up in and I can tell you honestly that two years running now, I sit in the recliner, eat the peanut butter fudge and other stuff my grandpa makes for me and watch every one of the Game of the Year podcast videos.

The take away is that Giant Bomb has a long reach. We should all be so lucky.

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@kdsb said:

I love Rory but God Damn, Unprofessional Friday's are basically him aimlessly talking non-stop these days. It's making it almost unwatchable at times.

Wrong. It makes it the best UPF.

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That aliens game looked a thousand times better after they changed that typo. They weren't paying enough attention, but during the big fight where the aliens were pouring in from outside, it looked way less fucked up than when the aliens were spinning off the cieling in the first hallway sequence. Rorie kept getting flanked as they came from the panels and scurried away, it looked like a totally different game. I'm flabbergasted that a game could change so much thanks to one letter in one .ini file. It's too bad they only started paying attention when rorie got to the turret sequence, they didn't even notice that one alien sneaking past rorie in the grates at 54:34, the one that eventually killed him. they chalked it up to a glitch but that thing totally snuck up on him like they were saying it was capable of doing now. I never played aliens colonial marines, but from these two sequences that was a striking fucking difference. so crazy that they worked on so much AI that never got used.

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@tr0n said:
@kdsb said:

I love Rory but God Damn, Unprofessional Friday's are basically him aimlessly talking non-stop these days. It's making it almost unwatchable at times.

Wrong. It makes it the best UPF.

Now hear me out on this, but what if people have different preferences? Like flavors of ice cream? Maybe one of the flavors—Rorie, cover your ears—maybe one of the flavors has a habit of talking without listening or paying attention, and it leads to derailed conversations whenever other people indulge it and weird cross-talk when they don't. Maybe this gets exhausting over the course of two hours and makes it seem like one of the flavors is talking a lot more than all the others. And there are some people who like random trivia and off-the-wall stories about pepperoni slices, and there are some people who don't.

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@doctorfaust said:

Now hear me out on this, but what if people have different preferences? Like flavors of ice cream?

There's good ice cream and bad ice cream. Rorie is very good ice cream.

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Rorie is easily the best thing about UPF

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Fuck the haters! Rorie is great on UPFs

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There's a Hellgate London fan revival project over at https://london2038.com/

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god, I could sit here and listen to Rorie talk about his life forever

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man, of course No Man's Sky wouldn't have been able to make their current game if they were honest in the first place. But who the fuck cares? The ends don't justify the means here.

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I wish Jason was in the booth more so we could get Jan on UPFs

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god I love Matt Rorie

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Holy crap...Rorie's wearing a Mae tshirt.

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@kdsb said:

I love Rory but God Damn, Unprofessional Friday's are basically him aimlessly talking non-stop these days. It's making it almost unwatchable at times.

Agreed. I skip like half of them outright now and scrub through giant chunks of the rest.

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Matt Rorie is the best human being.

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And you want to be my latex salesman...

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@kdsb: 100% with you, it's annoying. My only relief is watching the other staff members react to his utter randomness; always good to know we're not alone.

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I love you Rorie, never stop showing cute doggos on UPFs!

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@doctorfaust: What you wrote was genius, just wanted to say. Really unfortunate that every single rebuttal to your well thought out analogy is effectively "NOOO! RORIE GOOD!"

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@kdsb said:

I love Rory but God Damn, Unprofessional Friday's are basically him aimlessly talking non-stop these days. It's making it almost unwatchable at times.

Agreed. I skip like half of them outright now and scrub through giant chunks of the rest.

I like Rorie but I don't like the weird (obviously staged I realize this) antagonistic atmosphere that Ben is always trying to create with him. Overall Ben is very awkward with his jokes most of the time, but this bit in particular always feels especially forced.

As a game question: Is On Rush actually good? Because it's a bit of a dry spell and each time I see it the game looks very dull, but maybe you have to play it to get it? Does it just not show really well?

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@humanity: yall have no chill on fridays that are supposed to be unprofessional

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@humanity: I don't think it is that staged. It seems to me like Ben is sometimes genuinely annoyed by Rories's rambling.

Again, I think Rorie is great but if no one is talking for even half a second he feels the need to jump in. I know this comes from somewhat anxious place (as he's acknowledged) but I wish he'd back off because when there's 50% less Rorie there would still be a lot of the Rorie I really like. But not so much to literally make me stop watching as I sadly had to do today.

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Anyone have the episode of weekend confirmed (probably even earlier than that) when they talked about Jeff's firing? I can't find it in my library.

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Can we please just celebrate moments like 2:08:56?

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New GBWest series, you say? Have really no knowledge of God Hand besides seeing them play it on UPF a few times, but I'll happily watch it. Going to guess that Brad will be holding the reins on that one.

Also a pretty fun episode, even if they didn't do much Anniversary celebrating.

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I really like Rorie but he does have a bad habit steering the conversation towards the personal. "What are you gonna do tonight?" or "have you ever been to (insert random San Fransisco bar that 99% of us know nothing about here)." This doesn't normally bother me but when I am trying to hear audio from a video or game it can be a bit annoying. That being said, I love when he appears on the site. His personality is infectious and I find that I most enjoy UPF when he takes part.

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Did Ben let slip that the ROF crew is going to Evo this year or was that an already announced thing?

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Why do Jason and Ben look like generic game characters?

:D