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July 14, 2015 8:00 AM   Subscribe

Sure, G.A.R.F.I.E.L.D. was funny. And who doesn't love "The Pebble"? But with the latest installment in the Monster Factory series, pushing character creation in videogames farther than ever intended, have Justin and Griffin McElroy gone too far? Behold: Truck Shepard, human(?) Spectre, nightmare fuel.

A couple of non-Monster Factory highlights from the McElroys' Polygon collabos: Griffin wastes Justin's time in Catlateral Damage, Griffin discovers car mechanic Ponzi scheming.
posted by kmz (14 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I had been meaning to watch these forever, and stumbled across the Fallout episode few days ago and I was in tears. Putting aside my genuine love for the brothers McElroy, I suspect they'd have the best Let's Play channel.
posted by gc at 8:16 AM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

As I didn't read past "G.A.R.F.I.E.L.D." before clicking, today I learned that I can recognize Justin McElroy's voice within microseconds.
posted by Navelgazer at 8:22 AM on July 14, 2015

Darn, I thought you were talking about the card game Monster Factory.
posted by xingcat at 8:32 AM on July 14, 2015

Crying and dying laughing. Holy jamoly.
posted by sleevener at 8:46 AM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

Can't breathe, laughing too hard.
posted by sixswitch at 9:04 AM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

The McElroys can never go to far!
posted by triage_lazarus at 9:52 AM on July 14, 2015

Good god, I came very close to wetting myself watching the ME2 video last night. I should avoid Monster Factory with a full bladder.
I wasn't really a fan of these guys until I saw Monster Factory, but I've started keeping an eye out for their Polygon videos and listening to their podcast (My Brother, My Brother, And Me) too now.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 10:07 AM on July 14, 2015

Videos are NSFW
posted by miguelcervantes at 11:12 AM on July 14, 2015

Have we, as an internet, reached Peak McElroy?

Nah, probably not.
posted by Itaxpica at 2:05 PM on July 14, 2015

I don't think I've ever laughed this hard at a youtube video, and this is no hyperbole. They're all amazing. I'm clearly going to have to check out their podcast.
posted by One Second Before Awakening at 11:00 PM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

I consume pretty much every McElroy thing on the internet (except Trends Like These), and this is definitely up there. I love the polygon overviews with Griffin and Justin especially, the Catlateral damage one perhaps being the peak of that genre.
posted by DynamiteToast at 10:59 AM on July 15, 2015

In my opinion the best overview videos are the ones where Griffin is playing a difficult game live, and the discussion about the game is divided by Griffin cursing loudly at his mistakes, while Justin "helps". Titan Souls is a recent example of this (make it to 11:00 for the hard boss that gets frustrating, also Justin impersonates Dracula).
posted by DynamiteToast at 11:48 AM on July 15, 2015

Oh yeah, I forgot about Justin as Dracula... I think that debuted in the 1001 Spikes video.
posted by kmz at 1:07 PM on July 15, 2015

There's a playlist of all the Polygon videos with Justin & Griffin here.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:07 AM on July 16, 2015

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