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Unprofessional Fridays: UPF - 08/05/22

2002 was a wonderful year for games and we're joined by the authority of all things fun, Russ Frushtik! We take a peak at some Metroid action, some wrasslin', and of course HOCKEY!

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.

Aug. 5 2022

Cast: Jeff Grubb, JERF, Jan

Posted by: Jan

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Nice shirt Jerf! Great show. Excellent shirt.

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Anyone have a link to the exact What We Do In The Shadows shirt?

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oh shit, New York Giraffe showed up on UPF

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I'm pretty sure that reflection in Metroid Prime is something added in by the Prime Hack or the HD texture pack they're using. I've played that game a zillion times, seen that disc on the wall, and never noticed a reflection. That doesn't mean it isn't there for sure and I haven't fact-checked myself, but I seriously doubt it's in the original Gamecube version and I don't think it's in the Wii version either.

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I wish Jess was around for the Ultimate Muscle segment. She was really enthusiastic about that show.

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Just wanna say I like the idea of themed UPF. Things like year, genre, etc would be cool. Maybe even bring a game from the year you were born/graduated high school?

Doesn't have to be every week, but I think it'd get me to tune in more frequently!

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Always thought it was Rush Frushtick.

Either way, looks like a guy who knows the best game of weeeeeeek.

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Ey, nice "What we do in the Shadows"-t shirt @jerf

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Just wanna say I like the idea of themed UPF. Things like year, genre, etc would be cool. Maybe even bring a game from the year you were born/graduated high school?

Doesn't have to be every week, but I think it'd get me to tune in more frequently!

Agreed, a theme is kinda cool. UPF is about bringing in whatever, I suppose, but an occasional theme week would be fun to see routinely.

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Sc(grubb)ed through the timestamps quickly to see what was here before I go to work, but I'm excited to catch this one later.

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Ice hockey is like football?

No no no no no.

No.

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Wally got those Johnny Cash thigh highs

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Cool idea for the theme. Also would love to see an Eternal Darkness playthrough!

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@jeffgrubb actually in Russia its hard to tell which is more popular Hockey or Bandy, which is played on ice, with 11 players with a ball, on skates. Its a hybrid of soccer and hockey. Its pretty insane to watch, check it on youtube https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandy

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I'd definitely watch an Eternal Darkness with Bakalar series.

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Most of these guys were 20ish in 2002? God I am old...

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Themes?

- Worst movie licensed games they can find

- I faintly remember a UPF where people brought in games that were the opposite or same taste of another member of the crew? Maybe a twist on that

- Games about Frogs/with frogs/frog enemies

- Mario ripoffs

- Shrek games

- Anime ONLY

- Maybe underrated games from a specific year?

- Games where one of the crew members is really good but is challenged by others.. Jeff B with NHL, Jan with Pokemon, etc

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I have never finished the first Metroid prime, but that mod set makes it VERY compelling for me to do so. Thanks for showing that off.

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Scott Gomez, seen scoring his final NHL goal in that NHL2K3 segment.