Monday, October 27, 2008


Anyone who browses YouTube on a regular basis knows the name. The supposed account belonging to a kid was home to two "infamous" reviews in which the kid bashed Contra and the Genesis version of Mortal Kombat. In trying to be another AVGN knockoff, he ended up opening a can of worms and gotten many other posters to post parodies and really vile comments.

Goes to show you can't have opinions on the Internet, because just anybody who disagrees with you can and will bash you because your tastes don't match up with theirs. It's a damn shame...

Turns out the kid featured on those videos are NOT that of Sizzler07, but a guy by the name of VIB(x)00. The story so far is that the Sizzler07 took videos the guy made years ago and posted them without permission. VIB had recently made a video addressing this, saying that he regrets making the vids and that he's putting out a warning to anyone who uses the Sizzler stuff for their own warped purposes.

Now let me be clear on a couple things. In terms of the actual reviews, I seem to be the only one to get some semblance of enjoyment out of them. Don't get me wrong, I disagree with him on the two games and to be fair, they're not entirely great reviews. Somehow, I seem to enjoy seeing kids not know what they're talking about and act like complete idiots. However, let's be fair. The kid was doing one of two things; either giving his true thoughts (dispeled as VIB did an actual review of Contra and had some good things to say about it) or attempting to be like an anti-AVGN who bashes good games as a joke.

To be honest, this was something that I had actually thought about doing, but then I saw all the responses these reviews were getting and none of them were exciting kind to the guy. Responses have ranged from typical disagreements to cursing to unwarranted insults to full-fledge parodies. Now I'll admit that some of these parodies are amusing (NicotineAlien has a particularly good one), but these are all parodying and insulting a kid who just posted a couple videos.

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