1) So far I've been successful in playing vidya besides Skyrim. I'm happy with my life.
The premise of the show isn't all that bad, but at times it can get really dumb. They have an annoying model for a judge who always cracks shitty one liners that someone clearly wrote for her, and a slightly less annoying host. They also have Sony celebs like David Jaffe and Nolan North show up, so that's cool I guess (the video of one of the contestant who's name I can't pull off the top of my head running over to North to give him a flying hug is really funny). The best part? Youtuber holdenmcclure's video series "The Tester in a Nutshell," which is an abridged version of The Tester, actually has more views than the tester itself. Goes to show how entertaining the show is.
My tl;dr thoughts about The Tester? It's sub-par. The only reason I had even heard of it in the first place was due to Egoraptor's video about it, and it's in its third season. If you want to follow the show but not give Sony the views, here's a link to holdenmcclure's channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/holdenmcclure?feature=watch
6) It is now a universal law that Kingdom Hearts I + II have the greatest intro cutscene of any video game ever made, and will be made (until Square finally releases three). REGARRRRDLESSSS OF WARRRRRRNINGGGGS THE FUTURE DOESN'T SCARE ME AT ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL NOOOOTHINGG'S LIIIIIIIKE BEEEEEEFORE.
Yes, the hate directed at Hepler was childish and mundane, and I would go into the events surrounding if not for everyone and their mom knowing about what happened, but so was how Hepler reacted. There's a saying that goes 'Don't feed the trolls," but Hepler fed them plenty. What started as "They're jealous that I have a game industry job and a vagina, while they can't have either one," soon just degraded into "fuck you!", and "no, fuck you!" The calm and professional air which Hepler should have kept to stay above the masses was broken. Simply staying silent against the torrent of insults would have been more professional than calling the age old excuse of "jealousy" and stooping to their childish levels.
In closing, I recommend Googling "M.I.T.H."
8) Why is "I never asked for this" still funny while "Arrow in the knee" isn't? I saw a t-shirt with an arrow in the knee joke, and I said to my brother "I might as well buy a T-shirt with a picture of someone beating a dead horse with a sledgehammer," but I can laugh all day about Adam Jensen not asking for things. It must be one of nature's mysteries. I feel like the video on the right, however, deserves internet fame. Anyone who let this gem of a line slip through, and how Spike Spiegel's former voice actor was willing to keep a straight face while recording this is beyond me.
In closing, Weekend Update is a fun thing that lets me make a bunch of articles in one entry instead of clouding up the blog with multiple per-day posts. I likey. Also, after about two years of operating out of Steam, I finally caught on about the whole connection between "Valve" and "Steam." Please tell me I'm not the only one....