Pre-Rec: Mario Kart 8

August 22, 2014423 Comments

Rich and Jack play Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U, Mario Kart being the only thing that Jack is good at.


Filed in: Previously Recorded

  • Cashin01

    I want to get a Wii U….but honestly I already have a gamecube, so why bother? But i’m glad to know that I am not the only one who sucks at Mario Kart.

  • dirk beefhammer

    This review could’ve been half as long if you edited out the parts where Jack brags about his Mario Kart skills.

  • Kelsie

    For me, Mariokart8 wasn’t a system seller, but as soon as we decided we were going to get a WiiU it was one of the first games we bought (the system seller for me was Rayman Legends, just putting that out there). I really enjoy MK8 (my skill level is somewhere between Jack and Rich), but I will completely agree that the battle mode sucks ass. Besides the issue of it just being a regular track, you can stop and turn around at any point to go the other direction, meaning there’s no advantage to going fast or getting speed boosts. It’s actually better to take it slower so you can aim more carefully, and it really takes any last remaining shred of fun and crushes it.

  • Sully

    According to my son, Mario Kart 8 is a completely valid reason to cough up 3 bills for a Wii U. So I’m guessing Santa will be especially generous this year…

    …mostly because I want to destroy him in the game so he’ll shut the fuck up about it. Six year old “gamers.” What do they know? I grew up in the Atari and Commodore 64 years. Fucking COMMODORE!!!!
    You had to turn that shit on 2 years before you wanted to play it because of the load-up times.

    At least Nintendo is keeping it light though. I will credit them for that. Xbox and Playstation seem to primarily focus on teen and adult gamers.

  • assballsack

    Fart Fart Fart. I like farts. pfffffft.

  • Robotpals

    A new Pre-Rec! In the words of the immortal William Shakesman: “Forsooth! what Jams these be must needs be Jim’d!”

  • Robert Fitl

    Pre-Rec is starting to grow on me. Well, I’ve watched every episode, so it should have by now, or I just have too much time on my hands.

  • Manioc

    Oh boy, what beloved childhood franchise will meme person and other meme suck at today? UGHHHHH I have opinions about things!

  • onenil

    Cool! I have the same miter saw as RLM.

  • Grimmers

    Stop the the text blurb pauses thing Jack, they’re pretty much nomedy for how much they stick the joke from 2 seconds ago right in your face and awkwardly drag it out. Just let the humor be subtle and flow.

  • Erik Truckner

    What song is that playing at the end?

  • Elvis Delvis

    When Playing Mario Kart, be sure to remove Jack.

  • Adam Cleverley

    mario kart for the snes was the best! loved mario kart! grando showo amigos

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    It’s too bad they lost all their footage from when Rich Evans and Jay made their Miis.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Rich Evans Mii when Jack keeps winning? Relevant.

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X is a system seller and it isn’t release yet !

    (and I agree, Double dash was great !)

  • GeneralFailer

    Rayman Legends can’t possibly be a system seller simply because the only modern gaming platform that didn’t get it is Nintendo 3DS. It was originally meant to be Wii U exclusive but it was announced to be cross-platform 6 months before actual release.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Speaking of games, anyone play the Space Cop game yet?

    http://www.doghousereillystudios.com/spacecop/

  • Punkster

    WOW… Mario Kart 64?
    People say Call of Duty is a milked franchise.
    I’m sorry, I’ll just leave now.

  • JAGUART

    I really don’t see the fascination with all this mountain of goofy “Mario” stuff. The reason we played it back in the 80’s was because that’s all we had.

  • JAGUART

    It’s too bad all the games they play are either shitty, or they suck at them.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    8 Mario Kart games between 1992 and 2014 [22 years] vs 22 Call of Duty games between 2003 and 2014 [11 years, including the one coming out in November].

    Call of Duty has released nearly THREE [2.75] times as many games in literally HALF the time. They’re both milked, but one of the cows hasn’t collapsed of exhaustion yet.

  • Egon

    OW!

  • Max Wylde

    I have the same problem when I play Madden games. Though I’ve only played Football in high school, I know the sport so well that what I do is take the worst team for that Madden year and see how long it takes me to get to the Super Bowl on the hardest setting, which is All-Madden. The best I did was I took the Cleveland Browns, with Derek Anderson as QB, to the Super Bowl in two seasons, though I admit I did make some good trades to develop the defense and special teams. I have a hard time getting people to play with me.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Why are a bunch of comments awaiting moderation?

    Oh no, has Zoe Quinn Mega Shig [shig is ‘shit pig’] penetrated here, too?! I thought this was our safe space!

  • Fuck Me I’m January

    BOOM, Scienced! (mathed*)

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I’ll play with you.

    Also, what’s football?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Rich Evans is displeased. This is a different type of “Oh my gawd.”

  • Felson

    Nice XCOM shirt, Rich. Are you excited about Firaxis’ Beyond Earth?

  • Kelsie

    For ME it was a system seller because the only system we had at the time was my ancient PS2 and we went and bought a WiiU back when RL was still supposedly going to be system exclusive. But I see your point.

  • El_Runko

    SMK on the Super Nintendo never earned its praise and legacy. Shitty way-too-low camera angle and slippery controls. Gimme F-Zero any time of the day. That shit controlled like a motherfucker.

  • Stupid Wizard

    Zoe Quinn is a fraud. That isn’t a joke there are actually now rumors on /v/ she committed tax fraud

  • Max Wylde

    Football is war. It is a Sissiphyan hell where six months out of the year you’re conducting an exercise in futility, leading to broken dreams, broken hearts, misery, pain, punctuated by the occasional spark of joy. Kind of like marriage.

  • Sully

    That’s not true. We had a shit ton of games back then. I was playing Wilfred the Wizard, Ace, Metroid, Contra, Below the Root, Donkey Kong, Q-bert, Alex Kidd, the list goes on.

    Mario has endured because he appeals to children for what ever primitive reason, and they’ll buy anything with his stupid mug on the cover. The same goes for Sonic.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    This just keeps getting deeper and deeper.

    Also, isn’t that ‘v’ supposed to be capitalized? That’s how you spell it when you hack yourself, anyway. 😉

    So, wait … she’s literally a HACK FRAUD?! Perfect.

  • Alex Lee

    “OH MY GAAWWWDDDD!”

  • Max Wylde

    I ought to do a review for every Madden game ever. I have them all, except of course for Madden 15, coming out soon. I don’t know exactly when EA introduced sadomasochism in the line, but I think one of the lowest things they did was introduce the RP aspect where you create your own player, and play him from Pop Warner through High School, through College, and then into the NFL. I made the mistake of doing that in Madden 14, and it led me to drink. My all-star Heisman winning quarterback ended up playing for Jacksonville, where I’m convinced he ended up catching herpes from some groupie and threw more interceptions in one game that broke even Peyton Manning’s record. He ended up a third stringer, and wound up in Carolina, where he committed suicide. Screw EA!

  • GeneralFailer

    I understood that. PC version has pretty low requirements, so you might still have had a suitable system if you don’t use OS X on your computer exclusively.

  • GeneralFailer

    That’s a weird way of counting. According to wikis there has been 13 games if we only count mainline ones and 34 if we count mobile versions and other stuff.

  • I think you can steal an enemy’s balloon (or at least destroy one) by mushroom-boosting into them. At least, you could do that in Mario Kart Wii, I never bothered to try it in 8’s battle mode because it sucks.
    Although to be fair, the battle mode for MK Wii also sucked, because you couldn’t just have four people playing it, you always had to have 8 AI players. How can it be so hard to not fuck up battle mode?

  • It looks pretty good, but I have no idea how to beat the first boss. Halp.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Here I thought I was only ignoring the 3 arcade games co-produced by Namco, bringing the total up to 11. I figured it was okay leaving out arcade versions of games for whatever reasons [it featuring characters outside the Mario/Nintendo roster like Pac-Man, Mametchi, and Don].

    Never heard of the other 2 to make it 13 nor the other 21 for mobile and other stuff to make it 34.

    “To date, there have been five Mario Kart games released for home consoles, three portable games, and three Namco co-developed arcade games, for a total of eleven.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Kart

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Kart#List_of_Mario_Kart_games

  • Palpatine

    No, he seems to saying; “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”

  • GeneralFailer

    I was talking about CoD. Sorry, I forgot to clarify that.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    “I will do whatever you … ask.”
    “I pledge myself … to your teachings.”
    “Thank you … my master.”

  • I agree.
    I’m completely gonna go out on a limb and say Mario Kart 64 is what really made MK a franchise.

  • FiachSidhe

    Mario Kart uses either infinite special weapons for NPCs or what’s called “rubber band A.I.”.

    If you think the A.I. cheats, its because it literally does. It cheats so much, that you can actually use the cheating to your advantage if you know how. TV Tropes “The A.I. Is A Cheating Bastard” has an entire section simply devoted to the SMK series.

    In the original SMK computer opponents could literally jump over shells as you shot them. The player could not.

    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheComputerIsACheatingBastard

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Oh … ohhhhh.

  • GeneralFailer

    Activision still are a bunch of frauds. There are 50 DLCs for Ghosts already.
    And you are a hack. A math hack.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Taco probably takes being called a Math Hack Hack a compliment.

  • TJ

    They feel threatened when we say funny shit.

  • GeneralFailer

    I was complimenting him, how could you not notice?

  • Toost Inc.

    I think the newer Mario Kart versions are mainly to sell to people who don’t already own a previous copy, lack backwards compatibility, and to make sure it still looks nice for the kids.

    If you still have a Nintendo 64, and are okay with shitty graphics then you might as well play that one.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    My husband is telling me about a hack in ’95(?) Madden where he would routinely play as The Buffalo Bills. His team would always guarantee an onside kick recovery, run a deep-route post, pass to the far left wide receiver, guaranteed touchdown.

    No one played Madden with him, either.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    If you go to the left of the green boss’ body then face right, the frenzies can’t touch you.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Never heard of the Maka Wuhu glitch before.

    “There was an exploit that has been discovered in the Maka Wuhu track that allows you to skip one section of the track. Pull it off, and the CPU pack is no less than 5 seconds behind you when you are ferried onto the upper section of the course, rendering the entire exploit moot in 1-player mode.”

    Trying to find videos where people play against AI opponents and the AI catches up but can’t find any. Does anyone know of a video?

  • Drain

    Brag all you want Jack, but when you get to the XCOM episode, Rich is going to lay it down.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Jack needs a smug Mii just for when he’s playing Mario Kart.

  • Like Icare

    It’s some sexual fetish involving testicles and feet. Pretty sick stuff IMHO.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I saw it more as a compliment and a diss. A complidiss.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I don’t know why, but Jack’s Jimmy Jams have seeped into my RLM ads.

  • fred

    Woof! Woof! Woof!

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    /Gives Milk Bone.

  • fred

    I wonder if they have a dog…

  • John Hoge

    That music at the beginning was pitched down, like a lot. At least a full step.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Oooh. They could have a Basenji on site since they don’t bark, and therefore no interruptions on set.

    I feel they really need a Saarloos Wolfhound, though.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Potatoing?

    Where’s Len K. when you need him?

  • Drain

    I hate the computer cheating in RTS games. They always know where stuff is despite having no logical way of seeing it. This is all CnC games, all Warcrafts, Starcraft, and they usually get unlimited money too, meaning you should prioritize unit production buildings instead of workers. Against a player, you’d want to destroy their income, which is logical, but against a computer it doesn’t serve any purpose because they sit on infinite money, so you may as well go for things Barracks’ first. Their workers are just for show. In CnC, they can target your stuff anywhere, through the shroud, without having to scout it. In Warcraft 3, they know which creep camps are up, which are not, in addition to when expansions are built, attacking them right away. Basically, they are all a bunch of map hackers that have full map vision. In fact if you play a match long enough, you can have the computer chase you around the map through the shroud because it wants to fight, sees where you are at, at all times, and will just keep running to you.

  • FiachSidhe

    I’m playing ‘The Witcher: Enhanced Edition’ on Steam, and the poker dice is painful how bad the a.i. cheats.

  • Drain

    Mario Kart sees a new game every console, which is perfectly reasonable. There’s nothing wrong with that. You get a console, you’d at least like to have “one” Mario Kart on it. CoD sees a new game every year. Every single year, on the mark, probably the same month too. They have a row of games right on the same consoles. Now that is a milked franchise. But for some reason people keep buying that shit every year. 60$ for the same shit on the same console that you got last year. But they’ll keep doing it because it keeps working. It’s like fast food to shooter fans. They want the same dull diluted shit they got last time. They probably laugh all the way to the bank after every release. “I can’t believe people keep buying this shit, lol, well, let’s make the next one guys!”

  • fred

    ….click click….tap click click………..click… click…….click click tap tap tap……………”There’s so many goddamned bananas on this course!”

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    “Now I have a question for you, Jack: Is Mario Kart a happy, fun game, or is it a frustrating experience in human misery?”
    “… Yes.”

    Glad to see Jack’s keeping up that running gag I’m fond of.

  • Drain

    I thought he meant that it was both.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Mario Kart 64, implying there have been 64 of them.

    That’s his joke.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    He does, but answering ‘yes’ to an ‘either/or’ question [or any question where answering ‘yes’ doesn’t make sense] has been a running gag on the RLM comments and one that I’m fond of. I forget where it started or if it even has a start. I’m not even sure if Jack had these comments in mind [or wherever it began … it is a common joke/saying?] while saying it, either.

  • Stardog Champion

    Who the hell made this game? It’s more fun then Call of Duty.

  • Ugh

    Mario Kart is a party game. Back in the day at the local hangout spot, my friend’s mom used to kick everyone out when she’d get home from work, unless someone challenged her to Mario Kart, then she’d chill out, kick off her shoes and start dropping bananas.

    There is a special spot in my heart for it. She didn’t play “silly games”, just Mario Kart, and I saw how time and again it turned a grumpy adult figure into a kid in an instant. 4 player spilt screen or nothing.

  • Ugh

    Yes.

  • Stupid Wizard

    Miyamoto probably slept with Jack and Rich to praise Mario Kart

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    “start dropping bananas”

    So that’s what the kids called it back in the day.

  • Fuck Me I’m January

    Is the video not working for anyone else? All it’s doing is looping the first second over and over again.

  • Fuck Me I’m January

    Miyamoto sleeping with Rich Evans is like a god sleeping with another god. It’s not affair this world deserves right now but it’s the one we need.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    “It happens when they change something.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_KmNZNT5xw

  • Fuck Me I’m January

    The name sounds like if Jimmy John’s made a porno.

  • Fuck Me I’m January

    It’s something with my computer bc this one is doing it too.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    THE MARIO KART REVIEW WAS AN INSIDE JOB! THE MARIO KART REVIEW WAS AN INSIDE JOB!

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Hehehe. ‘Call’.

  • Ugh

    That is the only scene that kills the Matrix virtual reality world for me. That ain’t what deja vu is. It’s a FEEELING, nothing more than FEEEELINGs

    .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64uBOLCQXSo

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    No white people?

    RACISM!

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Jimmy Jizz.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    “…mostly because I want to destroy him in the game so he’ll shut the fuck up about it. ”

    Record this for evidence. I want to see this because my dark soul will find joy from it.

  • Ugh

    I think they have a whole dog pound out back now. Surely they could nap one.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    You’re welcum. 🙂

  • Sully

    I’ll see what I can do. Come this holiday season, the world will turn white from the frozen tears of pwnd children.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Not enough sexual puns in this comment.

  • Sully

    GET OUT!! GET OUT NOW!!! THEY’RE COMING FOR YOU!!!

  • Ugh

    “Mitchell Taco Nash • 6 minutes ago
    Why are a bunch of comments awaiting moderation?”
    Ahem….

  • omitted

    I would mate with Jay’s Mii

  • tweakerbelle

    computer games are suck ass boredom killers for children. Personally I refuse to watch these reviews. It’s my little form of protest. I know, it’s a useless protest, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    “Please don’t make more of these. I could not possibly care less about video games.”
    “computer games are a boring waste of time. reviews of computer games are a dumb waste of time. reviews of boring computer games is a level of fuckwittery I cannot condone. Please, don’t do this again. Review youtube cat videos before this kind of bilge.”
    “Games are stupid. And boring. Please don’t review them. It only encourages them.”

    Entitlement and redundancy. It’s like poetry …

  • Duckler

    Harry S. PlinKart

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Pwning builds character.

  • Ugh

    I do like the use of fuckwittery though.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    A two minute review?

    What is this, Quick Cuts?

    Speaking of which, when’s the next Quick Cuts?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    That’s why my parents pwned me off to the orphanage.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    You should have made Mike play Mario Kart … 😀 Give him a 5 minute window to get into things.

  • thehilblog

    Better.

  • thehilblog

    Wahhhhhh much?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    6 minutes ago? You need to hit refresh/F5, m8. I made that comment 3 hours ago.

  • Palpatine

    Henceforth, he shall be known as Darth… Evans.

  • Ugh

    I did I did, then copied and pasteded an everything. Alas, disqus.

  • Jessi’s laught always get me. 5 mins in.

  • GTA 5 “the Stoklasa” mod. I’d pay real money to get that.

  • TechnoSyndrome

    Mario Kart 8 is fun but I wish Nintendo would make a new F-Zero. Best racing franchise.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I enjoy the humour she puts into the comments [as well as the creative name-calling], but the main argument that her dislike of games means Rich Evans and Jack shouldn’t put time into them or these videos is weak sauce.

  • Ugh

    She’s just a silly girl though.

  • Fuck Me I’m January

    I even tried switching browers but that didn’t help either. I just wanted to say browers. (Reference!)

  • Max Wylde

    Oh, Hell Yes. I loved F-Zero. And Wipeout. Do you remember Wipeout for the original Playstation? I loved those games.

  • Max Wylde

    Actually, I remember something like that. It was for like Madden 96 or 97, where the Dallas Cowboys had Superman’s Brother on there named Leon Lett. In the game, Leon was unstoppable. I would routinely take command of this defender and just plow right past every center they had and sack the quarterback, racking up like 20 sacks per game. Ahh, the memories.

    To be fair, I still think Madden 2005 is the best iteration of Madden. Fairly, and I use that term in the loosest possible way, well balanced, and enjoyable. 2006 is one of the worst, where they introduced QB vision, where you had to move the QB’s “eyes” so you can spot your receiver. Some QBs, like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, were the gods of this, having a huge angle of vision, whereas others had appallingly narrow vision. And it made determining who you were going to throw to much more easier for your opponent if you were playing multiplayer.

  • Max Wylde

    Gotta talk about Madden again, and how the Miracles just pop up in the All-Madden difficulty level. Man, I really ought to do some videos.

    My favorite all-time team is the Green Bay Packers, and I use them frequently when I compete for prizes (and I’ve won my share). But when you play against the computer on All-Madden, the game can and does cheat.

    If you play against a relatively decent team, let’s say, in Madden 14, the NY Giants, you will see more miracles than Moses gave the Ten Plagues of Egypt in one QUARTER.

    I kid you not, you will be 4th and 5 and the Giants have the ball. They will fake punt more often in that than anything else they do, regardless of where they are on the field. In this case,and I have this recorded from my PS3, they do this from my 45 yard line, and I am ready for it. I send in a small blitz to harry Eli Manning, and I don’t get his ass. Fine, but he throws a lobbing ball up into the air into quadruple coverage to Victor Cruz, and amazingly, he catches it and runs in for a first down.

    Then, next play, Eli calls an audible into a QB sneak, and manages to break not one, not two, not three, but FOUR tackles to get to the endzone. SCREW EA!!

    You know, I want a Madden game where I can recruit not just from colleges and high schools, but Supermax prisons. Just to even the odds.

    “The Packers new rookie outer linebacker is Harris Felman, who had a spotted history for Armed Robbery and Rape, and is a ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood in the off season, fresh out of ADX Florence. I’m sure Mike McCarthy thinks he’ll be a good accessory for A.J. Hawk and Clay Matthews, if they can keep him from using weapons on the field, Cris.”

    “You said it, Al.”

  • Evil Octopus

    Sonic and Sega All Star Racing is the best version of Mario Kart.

  • Reign Mack

    no doubt

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Ironically, the only time she kind of puts some effort into her comments on this webzone is whenever there’s a new Pre-Rec episode.

  • dick_the_bday_boy

    “Fuck it we’ll just move the kitchen table into the garage” – Rich Evans, PreRec MK8 Production Meeting

  • fred

    It would be nice if they made something new.

  • EmceeLucas

    Parenting, ladies and gentlemen! XD

  • sigaba

    I like the dogs from the kennel next door barking at the end.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Are you Calvin’s dad?

  • WrongWithYourFace

    I just couldn’t help looking at his evil eyebrows.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    You just need to tag him and he shall appear… eventually.

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?
  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    Squiggy?

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Is it really true this game has only one level?

  • Michael Collins

    Rich had all the best lines in that pre-rec, but the best of all was..

    “How does it feel to have concrete proof that you’re a killjoy?”
    hahahahaha

  • Kamui

    great episode Rich, Jack keep up the good work

  • WrongWithYourFace

    How much did they get?

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    The ending theme needs to be the music from “Papers Please”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBQE_TNI7zw

  • Stupid Wizard

    Where do you come up this jokes?!

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    A banana peel.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    First of all, computer games are for grown men. It is console games that are for children.

    Second of all, let’s see if anyone bites the trollbait… 🙂

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    Not at Jimmy Jazz Nash, haha.

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    Jets fan?

  • Michael Collins

    Yeah, Jessi has a cute giggle.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Quite.

  • DiggyG

    Glory to Arstotzka!

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    These are ridiculously fun to make.

    Rich Evans and Jack present: ‘Mario Kart 8: Name Dropping’

    http://youtu.be/r2wkofzMT6M

  • Ogrot

    Hail Arstozka!

  • WrongWithYourFace

    That reminds me of when Microsoft revealed their new gaming console last year:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbWgUO-Rqcw

  • Sully

    Real talk (I think that’s what the kiddies are saying these days), I’d play the fuck out of some RedLetter Kart.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Caulidoodie.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Tru dat.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Makes sense that Rich Evans is still in last place.

  • moleman124

    Wipeout much better games 🙂

  • Jason

    In Super Mario Kart if you hit Y and A at the same time in the Character Selection Screen you’ll shrink your player. I used to have to do that to play with my little brothers

  • Stupid Wizard

    Looks like one of Mike’s personal favorites

  • Stupid Wizard

    The entire internet internet is preparing for a war, perhaps the largest in it’s history. We here must choose a side.

    http://i.imgur.com/WU8AXkS.jpg

  • Old Ben

    I logged many hours in Wipeout XL. Wipeout 3 in high res on PSX looked amazing. I would keep them in my car to listen to the soundtracks. I remember getting the first one for two bucks in a Toshi Station bargain bin.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Hail Hydra!

    Wait …

  • Stupid Wizard

    Wait, there were highlights of that year’s E3?

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Maybe, but why is Mike 2nd? He should be parked, comfortably, right at the start line.

  • Sully

    And you’ll notice where Jack’s pompous ass is.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Pizza roll power ups!

  • Sully

    Fuckin’ A, friend of friends.

  • Bob

    Sorry for some reason these Pre Rec reviews aren’t working for me, perhaps it’s Jack’s constant smug attitude, I feel like I want to be Len Kabazinski and punch his face.

  • Sully

    The chosen one…

  • Stupid Wizard

    Hey guys remember when those shit for brains Kotaku readers came here and bashed Rich and Jack for thinking Sonic was overrated? Yeah those fucking idiots, along with the Social Justice Warriors and gaming douche bags have joined together to protect the liar known as Zoe Quinn. A war is upon us, any site that has talked about this in any form what so ever will be involved. Someone here will delete this comment in support of that complete monster. Before that will most likely happens I must ask everyone here that is a gamer, who was one, or believes in non-fraudulent and uncorrupted journalism must stand against the blatant lies and speak the truth. These two pages have enough information to created an army:

    https://encyclopediadramatica.es/Zoe_Quinn
    http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/quinnspiracy

    The war will begin soon. Everyone must choose a side. Prepare for it. I am going to begin my siege on IGN. Who wants to join me in battle, my brothers? My fellow hack frauds?

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    I’d through Rich under the bus for Five Guys Burgers and Fries, literally under a bus. So yeah them.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    >through

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Someone is trying to rustle some Jimmies.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    “Someone here will delete this comment in support of that complete monster.”

    I’m not sure if that will happen. I got rightfully angry at what happened [because it’s wrong on many, many levels .. ‘levels’ because gaming joke], but I’m not much of a gamer and most people on the RLM forums seem rather chill.

    I’m not sure if Rich Evans or Jack would care enough to delete your comment or if they even know what’s going on. They’d probably roll their eyes. Rich Evans would say, “Eh,” then wave it away. I mentioned it in passing on here as a joke, but for the most part I think we’re isolated from crazies in here.

    Super juicy reading and watching everything about it, though. Shit’s-a-brewing. War’s-a-comin’ [just probably not here].

  • Stupid Wizard

    I have even changed my avatar for everything, except YouTube for some reason, in preparation for this. Because of crazy homophobic actors I just watched Expendables 3, the worst watered down action movie since ever.

  • Guest

    Jack’s reaction

  • Stupid Wizard

    Jack’s reaction

  • Glory to Arstotzka! The land of the Rich and the Mike !

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    Oh great now I have to leave my error there or your comment won’t make any sense, well played.

  • Old Ben

    I sometimes wonder what RLM would be like if Mike took his hack fraudery to a whole new level. Like if he dressed up as Plinkett (only glasses, hat, and jacket) sat in a 5×5 space in front of his kitchen table and did new movie reviews in seven to fifteen minute videos. Then he could use thumbnails of himself making a stupid face with some obnoxious bright color in the background with the logo of the movie in an annoying candy font. Or Plinkett Let’s Plays… “What’s that on the ground? Is that the script?”

  • Andrew St. Clair

    Played a computer game once… it sucked.

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    You typed that comment from your mom’s basement, while drinking Mountain Dew and eating Hot Pockets, World of Warcraft yada yada.

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    Fake Plinkett needs to focus on being Fake Plinkett for our amusement, and do nothing else, how else will we get throw our daily grind?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    < Asshole.

  • Old Ben

    My moneys on JC. He’s smirking because he’s about to pelt Jack’s bald head with a blue shell.

  • Palpatine

    Eh, I’ll just sit on my rotating throne and just watch all the drama like I did when I was Emperor.

  • Bob

    I think it was the Sonic review that really killed my respect for Jack. When he was reviewing Curse of the Wolf and other Len K. films, he criticized the bad editing but in the Sonic reviews the editing was just as bad (volume going up and down).

  • Bob

    Why is Jack bragging about being #1 in Mario Kart when he’s playing against casual gamers or bad players? I can guarantee Jack is last place in any online match.

  • EdgarAllanFoe

    Never noticed this in MK8. Is it present there, still? Anyway, easily eliminated by playing online. 🙂

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    I thought it was illegal for Canadians to be assholes outside of Hockey season.

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    Eh I think he and Rich work well together because they’re so opposite in personality and gaming style.

  • EdgarAllanFoe

    Mario Kart 8 is fun. I totally get the complaint that it does too little new, but I guess MK is Nintendo’s version of a sports game. Tweaked and updated regularly, with no huge differences. Only once every generation instead of once every year. Anyway, I dig the sense of speed in MK8. It feels a lot faster than other MK games I’ve tried.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    wat

    You’re only allowed to criticize something you can do yourself? I guess critics can’t say shit about any Hollywood films, then. Those things are mother-fuckers to put together, especially to make GOOD in the process.

    Also, comparing a feature length film with an internet video, one most likely without a budget as well? Your logic makes no sense.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Bob, Jack’s ‘#1’ Fan!

    In fact, 100% of his comments are about Jack [all 5 of them].

  • Hank_Henshaw

    On the stream (I saw it on youtube) he said sometimes he wins, sometimes he comes second or third, or fourth. So, he is competitive.

  • Stupid Wizard

    I thought you still were. Unless….YOU’RE A GHOST!

  • Stupid Wizard

    I fucked up this comment and uploaded the wrong picture. I try to delete yet it shows up. I’m so confused

  • Ugh

    It is, my buddies and I are currently searching for Mitch. Unfortunately it is a big country, and it could take awhile.

  • Dan

    The *only* thing Jack is good at? But I heard that he’s the cat who won’t cop out when there’s danger all about. Surely that’s a skill.

  • Sean Gall

    Amazing game if not frustrating sometimes.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    They’re not your buddies, guy.

  • Drain

    I don’t know why people are obsessing over this lady. You shouldn’t care about how many people she may have slept with. Whether she is a complete whore and liar doesn’t affect your life in the least. Obsessing over celebrity news, their life events, or some silly edrama; don’t people got better things to do? So she managed to get a “game” through Greenlight(which isn’t exactly an accomplishment now days, let’s be honest here), which doesn’t even cost money to play. Should I clap? I didn’t even know she existed until I saw this comment and went digging into it just to see what the fuss was about. I now wish I hadn’t wasted my time and that you didn’t come here sharing it.(It has nothing to do with the show, or even Mario Kart)

    Yesterday, I didn’t know who Zoe was, didn’t know about any of this that happened, didn’t even know “Depression Quest” existed. Tomorrow, this will all be true again.

  • Drain

    Think it could be Rich in disguise?

  • Stupid Wizard

    What does that have to do with Expendables 3 and it’s suckness?

  • Stupid Wizard

    He’s not your guy, friend

  • Drain

    Wait, hold on, that was in response to the Zoe post. Let me try to move it…

  • Drain

    I don’t know why people are obsessing over this lady. You shouldn’t
    care about how many people she may have slept with. Whether she is a
    complete whore and liar doesn’t affect your life in the least. Obsessing
    over celebrity news, their life events, or some silly edrama; don’t
    people got better things to do? So she managed to get a “game” through
    Greenlight(which isn’t exactly an accomplishment now days, let’s be
    honest here), which doesn’t even cost money to play. Should I clap? I
    didn’t even know she existed until I saw this comment and went digging
    into it just to see what the fuss was about. I now wish I hadn’t wasted
    my time and that you didn’t come here sharing it.(It has nothing to do
    with the show, or even Mario Kart)

    Yesterday, I didn’t know who
    Zoe was, didn’t know about any of this that happened, didn’t even know
    “Depression Quest” existed. Tomorrow, this will all be true again.

  • Stupid Wizard

    “Dunkin’ Doughnuts in the movie?”

  • Stupid Wizard

    I currently have multiple personally disorder. I blame my family for locking me up in a basement with my neighbor Christian, who talked only about Sonic and Pokemon.

  • Stupid Wizard

    I thought you wrote fap for a second there

  • Stupid Wizard

    We have entered a parallel universe.

  • Stupid Wizard

    “That’s a lot of cum”

  • Stupid Wizard

    Call of Duty is made for little kids, you should get your kid that instead

  • Bob

    You’re not making sense. I’m saying Jack can’t even proof his own video so he shouldn’t slam Len Kabazinski for having black frames in his movies.

  • Stupid Wizard

    When is the next Gamestation 2.0?

  • Stupid Wizard

    Bob: He’s an asshole

  • Bob

    Probably because Jack is the worst contributor on RLM:

    1. He’s critical of Len Kabazinski’s movies but even Jack’s own 15 minute YouTube videos are poorly edited as well.

    2. Bragged about not knowing anything about Asian culture

    3. Any game he’s bad at is “overrated” (Sonic)

    4. Is nothing but a smug, smarmy a-hole whenever he’s on camera.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Please clean up after your caulidoodie.

  • Drain

    Web videos are not movies. They don’t need to be professional. The irony is that RLM videos are actually among the highest of production quality videos on the internet, and do in fact exceed Len’s works in that respect. If you are complaining about RLM videos, I question how you survive anything else on Youtube. You must spend daily 12 hour shifts browsing channels complaining about everything in sight.

  • Sully

    Have you listened to some of the kids that play COD? I’m not sure I want my son fraternizing with those cretins. Besides, the combat in Mario is more realistic than that game.

  • Bob

    Sorry, that’s a copout argument. Everyone should take pride in their work regardless of what it is.

    If you’re not putting in 100% effort on your own works, why should anyone else care?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Actually, whether or not Jack can edit videos doesn’t invalidate his criticisms of Len’s work. Saying that Jack may be a hypocrite [debatable] doesn’t mean he can’t criticize Len’s films. That’s an example of an ad hominem tu quoque, a logical fallacy.

    I’ll be redundant just to hit this point home: You’re pointing out that Jack may be making the same mistakes. That may make him a hypocrite [you’ll have to argue that point better since what you have so far is flimsy] yet that doesn’t mean his criticisms of Len’s editing [black frames] isn’t valid. If someone called out a film for having black frames it should not matter their background.

    That’s why I’m saying your logic makes no sense. “You’re not making sense” I’m making far more sense than you are.

  • Bob

    I’m not saying that the criticism of Len K. is invalidated, I’m just pointing out Jack’s hypocrisy. At what point did I say Len K. did no wrong?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Let’s see if I can try this list-making thing out. Do my claims even have to be true or can I just state them like they’re fact? I’ll just lead by your example.

    Bob is the worst contributor in RLM comments:

    1. He’s critical of Jack being critical yet himself is overly critical of Jack [literally all his comments are about him].

    2. Ignorant of logical arguments.

    3. He thinks any video with Jack in it “sucks”.

    4. Is nothing but an angry, annoying a-hole whenever he comments [unlike Jack who may be playing it up for the camera and is tongue-in-cheek].

    Did I do it right?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I’m not saying you said Len did no wrong, I’m saying you can’t say Jack can’t criticize Len because he also makes editing mistakes. “he shouldn’t slam Len Kabazinski for having black frames in his movies” Right there is where you said Jack shouldn’t criticize Len. You went beyond saying it’s hypocritical and are saying he shouldn’t criticize another for mistakes he also makes.

    It’s like saying a smoker can’t say smoking is bad. His arguments may be perfectly logical even though he himself is a smoker. An argument should not depend on the source for it to be valid.

    You can dislike Jack all you want, but at least don’t bring up illogical arguments to back up your opinions.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    What does racism have to do with the Red Hot Chili Peppers?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPYyoY49Bc

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    Yeah what’s the with Five Guys thing? What the hell is that about? It was spammed all over one of the streams…you know what, I don’t even want to know, but those are damn good burgers.

  • TPoppaPuff

    I think that’s the description of almost all Mario Karts.

  • Captain Turbo

    Damn, Taco, busting out some mad Latin. Props.

  • Captain Turbo

    An impossible standard. You’re starting to sound like a crazy man, “Bob”.

  • Captain Turbo

    Spoiler alert! Assknob…

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I had a decent summary that was a paragraph long about what happened, but seeing as how the other comment about it got deleted [I think] I’m not even going to bother. Seriously though, it’s deliciously juicy. StupidWizard brought it to my attention. Google search the blog her ex wrote and the meme page she now has. You can find everything you need [including links] there.

    I hope this shit storm doesn’t come here as well. I like being chill with my fellow assholes.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I was hoping for this comment. I am not disappointed.

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    Its the only place on the internet that doesn’t totally suck, it can’t last.

  • Captain Turbo

    Damn your clairvoyance! Damn you!

  • Stupid Wizard

    I was joking. In fact I was using an overused stereotype as a joke

  • Stupid Wizard

    As long as it doesn’t kill Rich Evans

  • Stupid Wizard

    “What does bring balance to the force mean?”

  • Stupid Wizard

    RLM Kart Racer would be an awesome game. Let’s hope who ever makes it doesn’t become a complete douche bag, cancels the game, and insults an entire culture.

  • Stupid Wizard

    Comment written by Richard Linklater

  • jaymanxyz2

    All that is needed is a laugh track. Boom, hack gold.

  • Ugh

    The disqus gods didn’t like your South Park reference Taco.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5uzJVkeaUI

  • Boehm

    I never played this on the wii u, but I was pretty decent at the 3ds version. I wish there was a way for me to challenge Jack 🙁

  • Stupid Wizard

    Bob’s annoying fanboyism and immaturity to prove himself right reminds me of Christian Weston Chandler, the reason why Autism Awareness Month exist, creator of Sonichu, and someone that supports LGBT rights but the rights of gays.

    Bob are you and him related?

  • Stupid Wizard

    Paul, you fuck. When are you going to make movies in english again?!

  • weege

    Last time, you reviewed Sonic the Hedgehog – a game from 1991. Next time, you’re reviewing Invisible Inc. – a game that’s still in beta.

    I really don’t follow the selection process…

  • GeneralFailer

    He is bad at coping out then, that hack.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    I still think they should play Ghostbusters: The video game.

  • GeneralFailer

    Do you mean the NES one or the 2009 one?

  • Punkster

    Then don’t watch him!

    Since you do anyway, then keep your opinions about him to yourself! What do you hope to gain from sharing your hatred about him, on a website that he works on?

    Are you hoping that people will say, “Hey you know what, that Bob guy is right, Jack is all these things and more!”

    Then what?
    Do you want him to lose his job at RLM? Do you want Rich, Mike and Jay to agree with you?

    Even if they did share your opinion, they wouldn’t share it here in a comments section of his own videos.

    Hmmm… why not? Because it’s tasteless and you know, it is fucking retarded!

    Your sense of entitlement is staggeringly pathetic BOB, picking on the very people that are providing you entertainment for free! You are just one step away from bullying and that shite makes me sick!

    So again I ask, why do you watch him?

    The internet is full of good videos, why must you constantly pick on Jack is a mystery and then you have the nerve to share that shite on this site is really sad!

    I know you will respond with anger, but just to let you know… I’m now done.

    Farewell you poor thing.

    p.s. All the RLM folks have been critical to Len’s movies, for fucks sake even Len himself has!

  • DoctorKillpatient

    Rich sure loves that X-Com.
    Hint: his shirt.

  • Sully

    I think it’s the Star Wars equivalent to “Trickle Down Economics.”

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    Well I was going ta make another movie in Dutch where Clarice Van Houten is naked the whole time, but since you said that I’m not gonna!

    http://www.vettri.net/gallery/celeb/carice_van_houten/Game-Of-Thrones-S4-NY-Premiere/Carice_van_Houten_GameOfThronesS4NYP_Vettri.Net-06.jpg

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Why do you keep changing your face? I’m so confused.

  • Drain

    Hint: His hours played on Steam.

  • Good job with the face! You look happier sober.

  • Captain Turbo

    The Mario Kart franchise would be more fun if they abandoned the go-cart paradigm and raced something like ostriches. That would be a game worth playing.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    The latter. I don’t think there’s much they could say about the NES one.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    It’s spelt Sonikku.

  • Drain

    No, it’s not. And they do take pride in it. The only one unhappy here is you, yet you continue watching anyway. I’m starting to question why you are even on this site, as all you do is complain about Jack or the videos. Well, piss off then? Go watch some other web videos that are apparently of a higher quality than RLM. We’re sorry that these videos don’t get “100% effort”. Tough shit.

  • Guest

    I’ll do you one better.

  • Guest
  • KhamStronk .

    So when’s the next Plinkett review?

  • Hank_Henshaw

    That game is good for a movie tie-in. The ghost-wrangling mechanic is great. The game is easy enough, even on the highest difficulty setting to make you want to replay it just for fun.The story is pretty decent, and makes a nice attempt at trying to replicate the movies’ humor. On the downside, it is waaay too linear. From what I’ve read, it wasn’t meant to be so linear, but they had to cut stuff away during the, very long, development process.

    Even with it’s shortcomings, getting to “interact” with Egon, Winston, Peter and Ray, plus the ghost-wrangling mechanic, makes it a winner.

  • Aich

    I really hope they stop making Pre-Rec and spend the time and money on making something good or maybe adding polish to their other videos. Pre-Rec is just about two guys that don’t seem to know enough about games to critique them and the commentary is too boring to make up for it.

    I love RLM, but Pre-Rec really needs to go. The whole videogame gameplay/discussion thing is so overdone now anyway.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    What’s wrong with his face?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Huh? Not sure I follow. Did one of my comments get deleted?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    By Bob’s logic Len can’t criticize Len’s works because Len has made those very same mistakes that Len has made … ouch, my brain hurts.

    “Len Kabasinski doesn’t criticize what Len Kabasinski does for Len Kabasinski. Len Kabasinski criticizes what Len Kabasinski does because Len Kabasinski is … Len Kabasinski.”

  • Alex

    I’m a little bit out of touch with modern videogaming.
    So I assume with the XBoxOne you can finally play television?
    Like watching a random TVseries and if I don’t like what I see, I pick up my controller and change the events.
    Like turning a FRIENDS episode into Silent Hill, right?

  • Alex

    Wait, she’ll play the next Bond?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Oh GOD, my EARS!

  • Alex

    Don’t forget to include hidden players like SpaceCop and The Avengin’ Disco Godfather.
    “Put your weeeeeight on it.”

  • cabbo

    Jack didn’t need the mushroom to beat Rich in the MKDD!! clip.

    (If he’d driven better, that is)

  • WrongWithYourFace

    It’s not exactly “replicating” the humor since it’s written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. I agree about the linearity, but the other elements make up for it, so I can forgive that. The difficulty is decentöy balanced except for a few spikes (damned stone angels).

  • Captain Turbo

    You just blew my mind.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    I know Aykroyd and Ramis have writing credits, but I remember reading an interview, with Raimis, I think, where they said that, in truth, the game was mostly written by the game studio and they just approved the storyline. I’m sure they did suggest jokes and dialogue lines, though. And Aykoryd helped with the techno-babble.

    I agree about the stone angels at the graveyard gate, that got annoying. The only other fight that can get frustrating is the one against The Collector.

    Other thing I found slightly disappointing was Murray. He sounded like current-day Bill Murray, not like Peter Venkman. The difference is very subtle, but it makes a world of difference.

    All in all, for a Ghostbusters fan, it was quite the nostalgia trip. 🙂

  • Mr Murray problably phoned it in. Sure he was tired of the ghostbustin’ business.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Oh, hadn’t heard that about the writing. Seems believable though, considering the fact that Dan and Ramis probably wouldn’t know how to write the story with level design in mind. Now that I think of it, it’s likely they pretty much just wrote the dialogue. Gotta give credit to the studio for writing in all the familiar locations and re-enacting some scenes without making it feel too tacky.

    The Collector is by far the most annoying boss. On the hardest difficulty it’s almost impossible to survive if you don’t keep going through the two portals that are the furthest away from each other, which gets boring fast. The other ‘busters aren’t any help either.

    I remember there was some critique regarding Murray’s tired performance when the game came out. But we all know how enthusiastic he’s been towards Ghostbusters ever since the first movie. I wonder how much they had to pay him to appear in the get-up in the 2010 Scream Awards. He just looks so awkward and sad.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1U6FaoCGUo

  • Hank_Henshaw

    I’ve said this before. I don’t think it is so much that he hates Ghostbusters, but more that he is convinced the first one can’t be topped. Something I got to agree with. He’s said several times he is very proud of the first movie, and particularly of the first 2 acts, before the special effects take over.

    Some fans counter argue, that if he is so committed to quality, why he agreed to make 2 Garfield movies? Apparently there was some confusion, and he thought it was the Coen brothers that were making Garfield, which sounds ridiculous, but Murray is his own agent, so mistakes like that are probable. Besides, voice acting is apparently good money, and it’s over with fast.

    Why agree to that Zombieland cameo if he hates Ghostbusters?

  • Sully

    The lineup…

  • Sully

    I have that effect on people.

    Sorry the entries are under “guest.”
    I couldn’t get the frackin’ GIF to work properly so I deleted my posts….
    Which apparently in Disqus terms translates into leaving the comment, but removing your profile name and avatar.

    #daFuq?

  • fred

    fap fap fap fap

  • dollar store cashier wife

    did they teabagged you on the way there?

  • Paulus Cañamonjas

    “Plinkett Rants: rotten pizza rolls!”.

    Seriously, I hate it when smart and original people choose that beaten path. But there’s a reason to all of it: more views, no matter what.
    Even intelligent youtubers like Lindybeige. Makes me sad, although in the end is just a stupid technicality. But it’s also an statement.

    P.S: When’s the next bloody Plinkett review?

  • Bob

    2 casual gamers who are bad at games talking like they are experts (Sonic is overrated)

  • Bob

    Who am I a fanboy of? My main point is that Javk doesn’t understand games and shouldn’t review them.

  • Bob

    I point out Jack’s hypocrisy and eveyrone rushes to defend him? Guess you fanboys aren’t the only ones “ignoring reality”.

  • RLMkeepitup

    I have to agree with this and the Bob comment below. Game videos are way too competitive now for 30 somethings to be making casual reviews of sporadic titles. I enjoyed careboars or dudebros better.

  • Palpatine

    Hey, where I am I? Even though I’m a trademark character of Lucasfilm Ltd., a subsidary of The Walt Disney Company, I should at least be a DLC character!

  • Old Ben

    I could see it now. Every time, in all his videos, Plinkett would say the phrase, “doesn’t make any sense.” Then a giant annotation pops up “Thumbs up for not making any sense :D”

    That’s why I love the Spring Break 2012 episode and the summer movie round up so much. The satire is spot on.

  • Ugh

    I know right, much worse than you expected.

  • Sully

    I’ll give you a hint…
    Up, Down, Left, Right, Right, Down, A.

  • Alex

    Hahaha, great. I’m gonna buy 5 copies of that game to ensure the sequel is in the works.

  • Thanatos2k

    My Mario Kart is Tetris Attack/Pokemon Puzzle League.

    I’ve never played anyone who’s been anywhere near as good as me. I beat my parents and every friend. I was so good only the computer on Super Hard mode could pose a challenge….

  • oh my, Tetris Attack, that sure brings back memories…I’m a bit rusty but I reckon I could take you to school.

  • Thanatos2k

    Also, +100 points for Rich giving Double Dash the win, because Double Dash is the ONLY game since Mario Kart 64 that attempted to move forward with any changes to the gameplay, changes that were immediately quashed in the next version.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Never played Tetris Attack, but I frequent Tetris Battle on Facebook. Pretty good at it.

  • Thanatos2k

    Unless of course your six year old destroys you. Then we especially want to see the footage.

  • Thanatos2k

    Go behind him all the way on the left, you’re safe there.

  • Thanatos2k

    For now

  • Thanatos2k

    If you really want to get into it, watch the two InternetAristocrat videos on it.

    Poor Rich and Jack shouldn’t even be bothered with shit of this magnitude.

  • Thanatos2k

    The Sonic review is a black stain for sure, but this one is way better.

  • old man gamer

    if only the world revolved around little kids, someone would care about your opinion

  • RLMkeepitup

    You’re way off target and passive-aggressive as well. You posted your opinion of my opinion, Oh the irony.

  • Actually they both seem to know their fair share about games, and if you watch the videos on the YouTube channel they talk about other stuff too. It’s sort of like a podcast.

  • old man gamer

    Well, you’ve demonstrated pretty handily you don’t understand what “passive-aggressive” or “irony” mean. I’m not sure what else you were going for but good job so far!

  • Tomorrow. It’s about the Die Hard movie series.

  • The first one wasn’t like that, and it’s still the best one. No blue shells, and items remain random regardless of your pole position.

  • Hm, 5 upvotes and 4 of them are guests… interesting

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    I despise inside baseball stuff like this, even a quick google was more than enough for me. I’m just here to listen to Jack getting high on energy drinks, and Rich being miserable.

  • Hm, 12 upvotes and a whopping 9 of them are anonymous guest votes… interesting…

  • Agreed, because the weapon pick ups are random and there is no equivalent blue shell item. However the PS2 version sucked, and after F-Zero GX it was really hard to go back to Wipeout.

  • Who are you a fanboy of? I’m guessing Sonic.

  • People who play as Miis in Mario Kart are the worst

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I noticed that as well. Either from himself or other people that agree but never comment to voice their opinions.

  • Palpatine

    When is the next Dude Bros?

  • Palpatine

    Holy shit, it worked!

  • Hank_Henshaw

    They are doing the Tokyo Drift.

  • Old Ben

    I missed Double Dash but really want to get it. I have MK64 and I’ve been playing MK Wii with the gimmicky wheel for the past two weeks and can’t beat 150cc. Guess I need a GC controller. Also what game is your avatar from?

  • Palpatine

    This how Plinkett plays Mario Kart. And the cat that loses, he eats.

  • Anthony D.

    I’d love to see you guys do a Pre-Rec about the Souls games, or at least just Dark Souls 1. Glad RLM finally figured out a gaming show format that works really well. It helps that Rich and Jack are obviously passionate about gaming and into doing the show.

  • Sully

    Don’t get me wrong, the Force is strong with this kid, but he has no idea the power of the Dark Side. He will learn.

  • I’ll just leave this here.

  • I really couldn’t care less about video games. But let me say one word in defense of Jack: Fuck-Bot 5000. F-botting brilliant.

  • Sully

    Especially this one…

  • Sully

    I thought he milked them…

  • Palpatine

    Conglaturation!!!
    You have completed a great game.
    And prooved the justice of our culture.
    Now go and rest our heroes!
    That’s what you can say about the NES game.

  • Palpatine
  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Seems he’s got his concentration face on.

  • Sully

    Didn’t that happen with ‘Thrill Kill’? Does anyone else remember that game… er premise? Did it ever come out anywhere?

  • Sully

    How else are you supposed to get warm milk?

    Now… warm dairy milk? That’s a bit trickier.

  • Mike Jakermen

    I want to play as Len Kabasinski with his Ninja Move Power Ups.

  • Stupid Wizard

    Hey look! A mii of Mike!

  • Stupid Wizard

    I’d fucked her right in the pussy. And it changed my face.

  • Yo you assholes need to stop over-killing the whole pausing-the-show-and-slapping-your-own-quotes-on-the-screen thing. It’s only funny when what you say is funny, not a regular fucking sentence that uses just the word “fuck.”

    Otherwise, great job!

  • atheistconservative

    Jack, you need to stop watching the kids. We’ve talked about this

  • Noah R.

    Double Dash is such a great title, surely one of the best on the GameCube, I have such great memories. I hate that we have gotten to the point in the series where we are getting gimmicks, like the glider, instead something truly innovative…

  • Erik

    Jack mentions that he likes the online play and vs. customization of MK8, but weren’t those features the same in Mario Kart Wii? There didn’t appear to be any mention of that iteration–seems odd since it was the most recent home console version before MK8.

  • Noah R.

    Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is….

  • Stupid Wizard

    We need some DLC including Nadine, Palpatine, and the nitpicky Star Trek guy.

  • Yeah, it’s hilllarious! Back then I thought Wizard was playing F-b 5000. One of the first shorts I saw. Wish they’d make more.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxfDnq9ORIs

  • Thanatos2k

    Secret of Mana.

  • Old Ben

    Thanks. Secret of Mana and Secret of Evermore are two Square classic I need to revisit.

  • GeneralFailer

    Then buy it us, you dumbass!

    The message above was brought to you telepathically through the hivemind of Richard Evans

  • GeneralFailer

    I don’t see how they can review the series they barely touched one title of. That one livestream is probably the closest to this they will do in a forseeable future.
    http://www.twitch.tv/previouslyrecorded_live/b/535465103
    http://www.twitch.tv/previouslyrecorded_live/b/535482417
    Disclamer: it’s a bit of a trainwreck in terms of skill.

  • Punkster

    Hey… I’m not your friend, guy!
    Oh right we did that already. Sorry.

  • Punkster

    *claps hands*
    Bravo Bob! What a witty retort, something I can not compete with man.
    Fanboism is the same shite I deal with everyday on gaming websites, I come here because it never existed until I saw your hateful BS!

    Now I wonder, if I am a fanboy that likes RLM’s videos and in your eyes, just defending them blindly or more to the point Jack, then what are you?

    You see, where I am asking you what you hope to gain from this and you answer with we are all fanboys. That leaves me thinking that you have no good reasons to answer with and that perhaps you are the biggest fanboy I’ve ever seen on this site.
    Since your behaviour defines the very word “Fanboy.”

    Bob… Are you a 10 year old?

  • Robert Lawson

    What Mario Kart 8 does differently is open a ton of more ways to traverse a track through anti gravity and customization of the actual karts Also, online is WAY more stable, and of course it’s interesting to see it rendered in HD. (So pretty)

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I thought the Plinkett review was yesterday. It’s about The Muppet Movie series.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Why didn’t Doctor Who start with that premise instead of all this Time Lord bullshit?

    “Why did you change appearance?”
    “I had sex with my companion.”

  • Big Mclargehuge

    I didn’t notice that.

    But my brain did.

  • Mike Jakermen
  • Punkster

    Be thankful it is just a profile shot! That looks like a sex face to me.

  • Punkster

    Mario Kat. classic

  • Painted Pagliacci Of Perfidy

    Great show guys. Next time do a man’s game; Counter Strike. You thought you were annoyed before? Prepare to put your fist through your monitor.

  • Captain Turbo

    Hmm… Rich is in better shape than I imagined.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Those forearms, though!

  • Jason Ross

    Skinny Moby seems to get more enjoyment out of these games, but I guess I understand that Rich Evans has to rant a bit and kind of counterbalance the positives.

  • I’ll always remember where I was on that day…the day fuckbot died…

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    He is right though, I loved “TitanHaloFall: Call of Battlefield Destiny” it was the tits.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Rich Evans is CANADIAN?

    This is the best news I’ve heard all day, eh?

  • Lt Hurwitz

    Paul Verhoeven directing Van Houten as Bond in the next Bond movie? Yes, I can safely say I would pay to see that.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    Because he didn’t like Titanfall? Titanfall is like a game as if made by Michael Bay, a lot of indie game fans probably wouldn’t like it.

  • Palpatine

    It should be called Grand Fraud Auto V.

  • Anthony D.

    Ah, I must have missed when they recorded these sessions. My bad.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Grand Theft Fraudo V.

  • Sully

    Mike and Rich seem content with their haul.

    Meanwhile, Jay looks like he just walked in on his grandparents fucking.

  • Sully

  • Gee, a generic FPS. Who’d have thought that would get nominated.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    It’s generic only in looks.Gameplay wise this game beats 99% games out there from any genre with it’s depth.
    So a Pre-Rec epizode of it? hmmm
    Rich would hate it because it’s a multiplayer game right off the bat.
    Jack would suck at it and therefore would claim it’s overrated.

  • Robert Fitl

    Well, it’s pretty much at my level, so I can’t complain.

  • Alex Lee

    I also don’t remember gamepad support for that game, so Jack wouldn’t care for it either.

  • Constantine1985

    ‘Twas about frickin’ time for an update, you lazy hacks. Thanks!

  • Ogrot

    And now for your weekly Pre Rec complaint digest.

    Chapter 4 Paragraph 1

    After spending weeks helplessly watching this detestable mediocrity I have now narrowed down why I hate this show with such a passion that I feel compelled to keep watching and continue complaining about it. At first I thought it was because Jack the AIDS patient, white Moby, powder looking like motherfucker was a loathsome cunt whose presence makes other mortals succumb to madness like some sort of ghost-faced Eldritch horror. But thanks to this episode and Bob’s astute observations I now understand that we all hate Jack because he smugly lord’s his Mario Cart skills over all of us like he’s the Tony Stewart of the Mushroom cup or something. How fucking dare you declare yourself good at something you smug prick. I bet you get your dick knocked in the dirt online asshole! And if you don’t, well it’s cause Mario Cart is for babies and played by babies! Play a man’s game like Dark Souls you fucking scrub! But you probably wouldn’t because you proudly know nothing about Japanese culture you fucking racist!

  • Ogrot

    But seriously play more Dark Souls on the stream. We want to watch you guys git gud.

  • TPoppaPuff

    First one could be terribly frustrating. Did you not play two player?

  • Alex
  • Alex

    Grand Hack Fraudo Episode V
    (we have to shove-in more shit in this game)

  • DarkFluffy

    I almost wanted to buy MK8 but without the classic MK64 Battle mode it is just junk for me.

  • DarkFluffy

    My brother played it alot. But the Battle was very weak compared to the n64 version. We played thousands of hours MK64 and still waiting for a next gen MK with such a compareable fast, brutal and complex battle mode.

  • DarkFluffy

    I wonder about this argument from the review…

    It can also be very frustrating to be a beginner at Gran Tourismo and be the last guy for the next 50 races. MK gives beginners more chances so that everone can have fun wihtout much experience and training.

  • DarkFluffy

    Wipeout has no battle mode…

  • Charon

    I recant my previous statement about Jack being a “Golden Age” gamer. I now realize that he’s a pretentious Nintendo fanboy who never moved on from the “first console war”, as he so delicately put it. It’s fucking hilarious to watch him neurotically spout his adulation for a game that’s been re-released six times, on various systems, with various marketing and game play gimmicks.

    Someone commented earlier that Jack “doesn’t understand gaming”, and I tend to agree with that more and more as Pre-Rec becomes more prolific. GameStation 2.0 had the sardonic premise, but Pre-Rec is the “Jack is a clickbait hoebag” hour-long spectacular of RLM.

  • Mike Jakermen

    Didn’t they just do a FPS not to long ago. Frankly unless the main character is killing pigs in cop uniforms or Nazi. I’m not interested.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    10/ of Ten

    Wood reed again.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    That’s an unfair question, Punkster.

    He can’t count up to 10 yet.

  • The Summer of George

    Obviously, it’s not that Mario Kart is less fun with Jack, as much as it is way more fun with Jessi.

  • The Ghost

    If the internet has taught me anything, it’s that you either:

    A) Savagely hate Nintendo for being the scourge of the gaming industry and pandering to children
    B) Are a drooling, 30-year-old, nostalgia-obsessed fanboy who blindly adores anything the company does

    Two nights ago I had friends over to play Mario Kart 8. One of them – after his character got hit by a red shell – laughed, took a sip of beer, looked over at me and said “This game is fun!”

    It was as if I’d been traveling in a desert for weeks, hopelessly seeking the concept of “Casual Enjoyment” and finding it. Was it a mirage? I’ll never know.

  • WhateverFace

    It’s cute how Jack thinks he’s good at the game, when I’m sure he’d just get his ass handed to him if he wasn’t just dinking around the 1000 rating range online.

  • Peon

    I’m certainly not going to try and sound high and mighty about Counter-Strike, but I will say it’s a brutally demanding FPS, if one ever existed. That being said, the gameplay mechanics have amazingly withstood the test of time, and are at their peak in the Global Offensive version. I’m also not saying that I really, really want to see Jack and Rich play it online either, because their reactions are most likely to be exactly what you think they’ll be, which will incidentally be what everyone else’s reaction is, which is one of rage and intensity. There are plenty of CS rage videos out there, not least of which is the all-time classic “FPS Doug” one, but to be completely honest I would really love to play some CS:GO with Rich and Jack, just sayin’.

  • Peon

    I don’t really mind the Pre-Rec segments, but I’m not losing any sleep waiting for the next one. Honestly, I’d rather they dust off the old “Gamestation 2.0” schtick, I thought it was more entertaining.

  • Mark Bisone
  • GeneralFailer

    Whaat?! CS:GO supports even goddamn racing wheels!

  • NotRickBerman

    This is still a better love story than Twilight.

  • Jesus the Hutt

    I was amazed (not surprised) to hear you say on the Nuclear throne stream (01:01:00) that you have always hated Sonic The Hedgehog!!
    (yes…I have that much time to waste on my hands..)
    ..Did you really base that episode on pure hate??
    I mean.. I am glad that you got the views and I still love the show…
    But you should not be surprised when you get hate back from us Sonic lovers!!
    …what if you weren´t a good Mario Kart player..if you did not now how to dash..
    If you suck at it like Rich does…
    would it still be a good game? or would it be overrated?

  • Sully
  • thehilblog

    I want to play devil’s advocate because I didn’t think this ep was that bad… but… I can’t… I just can’t… because you’re so right.

  • thehilblog

    I think their level of gaming expertise is definitely up for debate.

  • thehilblog

    It’s not that he didn’t like Titanfall- a lot of people don’t and ain’t nuthin wrong with that- but he had no idea how to play it. Like 0 idea.

  • thehilblog

    This one was definitely better, I agree. But the Titanfall review was also a black mark, and I’ve heard others complain about earlier ones. Granted, we all like to complain.

  • Ogrot

    This gif visually describes what Dark Souls is like for a new player.

  • I claim all FPS’s are the same fucking thing over and over again. Point and click at enemy, point and click at enemy, ad nauseum. How many different ways can you click on an enemy? “Depth” my ass.

  • Josh Sand

    I love Pre-Rec for sounding like it comes from older people that have less time for video games now that they’re not teenagers, and need more reason to put time into them. So many video game reviewers sound like they come from this mysterious land where they do nothing but play video games all day, and only play games they put hundreds of hours in to master. I like Mario Kart as much as the next guy (if the next guy isn’t Rich Evans), but I love the Pre-Rec gang for sharing emotions that aren’t complete obsessive immersion or intense hatred. Indifference is nice and identifiable sometimes.

    NEVER CHANGE

  • Bart Fargo

    Awesome XCOM shirt, Rich!

  • The Ghost

    Agreed. It’s actually hilarious to check the Youtube comments on the Pre Rec videos. They often criticize Jack and Rich for “sucking,” which basically means that they’re playing the game casually and doing about as well as any normal player would do. Then when Jack exhibits his impressive Mario Kart skills, they criticize him for boasting about it.

    It’s nice to have some balanced perspective on games for a change.

  • Thanatos2k

    No, the Titanfall one is spot on. Team Fortess 2 puts it to shame.

  • Duckler

    When’s the next Rich Evans plays some kind of game thing?

  • dollar store cashier wife

    What a compelling argument.You can summarize every game ever made that way.If you actually played it and have at least some understanding of it’s design you woudn’t dismiss it.CS kept it’s acclaim and popularity all the way since 1999 for a reason.

  • I have played it. That’s still what I think. The reason it’s stayed popular is most American gamers are idiots who like the same thing over and over again.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    Might have confused it with COD there pal.There are like 3 versions total of CS separated by 5 year gap at minimum which for the most part are just graphical updates.People don’t want sequels to it-they just wanna play that same 15 year old game because it’s still one of the best things the market could offer.It’s just like when Quake3 was simply made to be playable on a browser a decade later and garnered a big audience right away-it’s not because people want the same over and over again.No it’s because was and still is one of the finest Arena shooters ever made.And CS is massively popular in europe here as well btw.

  • Just because you like something doesn’t mean everyone does, or that it’s objectively good. But please, keep lecturing me on games I’ve already tried and formed an opinion on.

  • son of pluto

    I’d love to smash a turtle shell on Jack’s head, hopefully not killing him, but rendering him unable to appear in any future RLM videos.

  • Charon

    I can’t say that I agree with you. The Sonic the Hedgehog review was based on only one of many defining aspects that make Sonic a ‘classic game’ – that, and it was padded out with biased commentary and fanboy lingo.

    This Mario Kart review is a lot better. It’s almost like Rich and Jack play Good Cop, Bad Cop.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    Right…CS and Quake is a part of gaming history at this point and I’m just a nut who defends such horrible titles.After all it’s just pointing at stuff and clicking it.Overrated shit for sheeple.

  • The Ghost

    I think the crux of their argument – that a game that encourages you to go fast is contradictory to building labyrinth-like levels – is the bread and butter of it. And I agree with that. As far as the biased commentary goes, that’s kind of what I expect out of this website, odd as it sounds. Everyone here has their respective likes and dislikes. And whether or not I agree with them (I happen to think Sonic 2 is a marvelous game), the point is that it’s entertaining and/or thought provoking.

  • Josh Sand

    The good cop/bad cop routine did work well in this video. It would be nice if they had a bigger group of people interested in video games so they could always have two dissenting opinions and have more interesting discussions, not just Jack and Rich agreeing on everything, like in the Sonic review and some others.

    HOWEVER, the Sonic review was the one that really solidified my complex love for Pre-Rec.

    *backstory* I’ve struggled trying to get into Sonic since middle school, and more recently, struggled trying to motivate myself to play Skyward Sword, but figured I was getting older and losing my care and interest in video games. But then I saw the old Game Station 2.0 review for Skyward Sword, and I realized I wasn’t alone in my feelings towards it. I wasn’t apathetic and bored in video games, Skyward Sword just didn’t work for me. Seeing the Sonic review did the same thing, like a light in the darkness.

    I think their biggest mistake in the Sonic review was to include those two minutes of picking apart Robotnik’s plan right at the start of the video, because it sounded like fanboys wanting to tear apart something and going for whatever dumb things they can find, and rightfully getting people on the defensive from the start (or judging from the comments, offensive), but all their critiques about the gameplay itself (complete with video and frame-by-frame examples) felt like it was coming straight from my subconscious (particularly the game’s active punishment for going fast and the hazards which are much more frustrating than most classic platformers). YMMV of course, but my mileage was perfectly synced right there.

    In the end they sound like me, or one of my friends, talking about video games from a human-perspective and not a reviewer-perspective. Watching RLM always feels like hanging out with a bunch of friends and not like watching a bunch of reviewers.

    tl;dc Pre-Rec made me believe in myself.

    Normally I wouldn’t spout like this, but all the really mean comments towards Pre-Rec (and Jack especially) made me want to balance it out.

  • Alex Lee
  • catnep

    Does Mario exclaim “MEXICO!” in this version? That’s my favorite part.

  • Burn

    Dear Pre-Rec team, could you please review BROFORCE!!! That game molested my soul and mind … in a good way 🙂

  • Choopyplz

    IMO nothing felt more gimmicky than the move from Mario Kart 64 to Double Dash. Mario Kart 8 felt like a much better version of Mario Kart Wii without the motion control driving crap. It’s not my favorite one ever, but I think it’s pretty solid.

  • Holy crap, I have the same issue as Rich with Pac-Man Vs. I don’t know, maybe it’s a common thing?

  • Jesse Rose

    Now I REALLY want to play against Jack on Double Dash! I know exactly how he feels.

  • Joe

    Really enjoyed this episode, guys. Good work, Jack and Rich you are getting a good feel for the tone of the show and I enjoy it a lot.

    Maybe down the line a episode you could do is a top 10 favorite games of all time discussion episode or something like that. Or at the end of the year do top 3 favorite games of the year or something.

    Whatever you do though, keep it up, it’s a fun show to watch and a nice supplement to HitB (which I’m always behind on because I only watch the episodes after seeing the movies they talk about).

  • Itsthisguylol

    Another great episode. I’m starting to enjoy this more than Half in the Bag ;p

    I have to agree with Rich though, each Mario Kart is just an improvement upon the last. But you know what, that’s OK. I think that’s what fans expect. And it’s a nice addition to your Wii u, if you have one.

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  • King

    Nothing beats the N64 version. From this game they could have built up a online competive E-sport industry. Instead they gave us Double Dash…

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