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Posted By Abendlaender

The ending is just so fucking touching (I know it has nothing to do with Ryan). Stay strong Patrick

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Edited By flufflogic

He's said on Tumblr that he was reacting more to the anniversary of his father's passing; he found out about Ryan later that day, in the evening. Proof here.

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Edited By nights

@mrfluke said:

the end of the video makes a lot of sense now.

The date on the URL (if you download it) is the 2nd of July.

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Posted By Sen0r_Awes0me

I feel perverse and terrible :/ Poor Patrick

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Posted By sammo21

@defordj: I don't think Patrick is the person to do Shutup and Jam: Gaiden justice in a quick look. Definitely needs to be Jeff.

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Posted By imjoelirule

i hate it when i kill a spider and a bunch of baby spiders pop out of it.

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Edited By xxhennesseyxx

After hearing the news of Ryans death and watching the end of this video it makes perfect sense how Patrick was acting at the end of the video. We all just need to take a TIMEOUT and remember Ryan as one of the best god damn video game journalist and human to ever live. THANK YOU Ryan for all the great times!

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Posted By daggon55

As a Jazz fan who is old enough to remember the late 90s Jazz vs Bulls finals, I am contractually obligated to hate everything involving Michael Jordan. Fortunately this game doesn't look very good so I still feel good about that.

Man I feel you 100% on this. I grew up in Park City and haven't followed basketball since then. Whats worse is I now live in the Chicago suburbs and I still have to hate the Bulls.

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Posted By madman19
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Posted By kishinfoulux

Man that last minute is rough to watch. :-(

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Posted By TylerDurden4321

I take it back, he didn't know about Ryan. Dying in the game and it being his father's death 1-year anniversary... that together did it. Sorry for posting that misleading shit some minutes ago.

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Edited By TylerDurden4321

OMG, now I know what happened at the end there... why he felt sad so suddenly...

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Edited By Toastburner_B

As a Jazz fan who is old enough to remember the late 90s Jazz vs Bulls finals, I am contractually obligated to hate everything involving Michael Jordan. Fortunately this game doesn't look very good so I still feel good about that.

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Posted By Deathpooky

Dear lord, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to mid-90's terrible 2D platformers with slippery controls. Some sponsored, some not, all terrible.

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Posted By aperfecttool72

He's heating up!

PATRICK'S ON FIRE!

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Posted By OneKillWonder_

I simply cannot believe I have never heard of this game before.

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Posted By kycinematic

I don't know how I feel about enemies dropping Mickey's 40s

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Edited By iragequit

Diggin' these EBs, even if I never played the original.

Patrick is on fire here.

Also, goldmine: creepy MJ is creeping around

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Posted By GearDraxon

DAMMIT PATRICK, THE "COMICAL" GESTURE THAT MJ MAKES WHEN HE FALLS DOWN A PIT IS CLEARLY THE "EVEN I DON'T KNOW HOW I'M PULLING THIS SHIT OFF" SHRUG HE DID AFTER BOMBING ALL THOSE THREES THAT ONE TIME.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLDNxhFCXPs

COME ON!

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Edited By CottoneUD

YO THOSE BASKETBALLS ARE ON FIRE

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Posted By MeatSim

This game doesn't seem terrible. I would watch a speed run of this.

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Posted By Homeslice

I thought he was just joking the first time, but as I continue to watch this, I'm actually quite confident that Patrick doesn't think they're called "dunks", but rather, "slammajams".

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Posted By LegendaryChopChop

Yes, Shut Up and Jam is better than this — the Genesis one at least.

Also, this game has kick ass music.

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Posted By LordLOC

@kirios: Seems decent enough to me. I remember playing it for the first time back then and thinking "Gee, this looks pretty good, also it's kinda hard" aka like most games from that genre from that era :D

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Edited By fishburger7

Great to see Patrick again an hope we get to see more of these snes games such a big part of my childhood, zombies ate my neighbors FTW

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@mrfluke said:

patricks beard still really uneven :P

Yuup. He needs to take care of that thing.

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Posted By LordAndrew

It looks better than it should.

It's not clear what Patrick's problem with the game is. He seems to be having trouble controlling Michael at times, but it's hard to tell if that's the game's fault or not.

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Edited By ManlyBeast

@planetary: I agree

He is starting to really force jokes now also...

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Edited By Kirios

Is it just me or does this game seem decent?

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Posted By Jodski

I don't get whats 'bad' about this game. Great music and decent visuals, cleaver quirky mechanics and story.

Great to see Patrick and another Encyclopædia Bombastica though.

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Posted By Evil_Bunny_Hat

I like how at one point Patrick almost said "man there were a lot of doors in the 90's"

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Posted By RetroVirus

GB Chicago is stepping it up!

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Posted By Xbox420

Why did they ever stop making games like these for major consoles? I would buy the shit out of a LeBron game.

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Posted By kkotd

I still have an old 'Game Players' magazine with the guide for this game. It looked aaaaamaaaaazing and played like shiiiiiit.

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Posted By LiK

zombie dudes with basketball heads...riiiiiight

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Edited By mondeblue

Loving your Chicago content Patrick!

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Posted By Seb

Whistles are the enemy.

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Posted By Morningstar

This game looks kinda neat.

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Posted By KikkomanSA

I always thought this game was interesting when I grew up. The entire premise was just so weird, but the gameplay was so finicky, so I couldn't really get into it.

Constructive criticism time: Watching someone struggle with a game like this's basic controls is super annoying. If you decide to produce more of these videos, howzabout spending some time making sure you know how to make it all work?

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Posted By radioactivez0r

I...kinda want to play this. Looks really cool with the different balls and the random but welcome baskets to dunk on.