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June 7, 2017 3:06 PM   Subscribe

Believe it or not, Polygon produces lots of great video content that don't feature any brothers. SEO Play is perhaps the greatest of these, where host Simone de Rochefort answers your pressing questions on today's hottest games. Please Retweet documents Polygon video producer Patrick Gill's Sisyphean effort to have Nintendo retweet a very good picture of Toad. A recent series has Russ Frushtick and Simone guide each other playing games blindfolded in Fold Yeller, leading to moments exciting, frustrating, and triumphant. posted by kmz (17 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Well crap, I hadn't even seen this tweet when I made the post, maybe I should have waited. But man Polygon's entire video team is just killing it these days.
posted by kmz at 3:11 PM on June 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

kmz, I've been watching SEO Play since your recommendation in the last thread and it's wonderful. "Call me old, but I miss the days of classic Nintendo, when they presented us with an enormous spikey turtle as if daring us to find ways to fuck it."
posted by jason_steakums at 3:29 PM on June 7, 2017 [3 favorites]

Also, the eggs in the Night Trap SEO Play killed me, I am dead now from goofs
posted by jason_steakums at 3:32 PM on June 7, 2017 [4 favorites]

Yes! SEO Play is very very funny.
posted by naju at 3:34 PM on June 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

Believe it or not, Polygon [features] lots of great video content that don't feature any brothers.

Metafilter should try that
posted by thedaniel at 3:46 PM on June 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

(In brothers related news, it looks like Griffin's voice will be in an episode of a bona fide regular television show. Of course just a stepping stone to being in Trolls 2.)
posted by kmz at 3:55 PM on June 7, 2017 [4 favorites]

I only really just got into SEO Play with the Arms video, which is pretty good.
"Splatoon, the game in which Nintendo said: what if gun? But non-violent.
With Arms Nintendo said: what if fist? But with gun."
Simone's delivery is great.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:00 PM on June 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

If you want more Simone material, the recent Battlegrounds stream with Simone as... Commander? Mother? was hilarious.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:02 PM on June 7, 2017 [3 favorites]

I only recall watching one thing with both Simone and Patrick together, but it was as good as you might imagine. they are both my favorite. cannot stress enough that I have not played or wanted to play any video games since we called them computer games and they didn't have any pictures in them, so the only context I have for Polygon videos is what they give me. doesn't matter. still good.
posted by queenofbithynia at 4:02 PM on June 7, 2017 [2 favorites]

I would like to second naju in that SEO Play is fantastic. The recent episode about Night Trap is particularly good.
posted by truex at 4:09 PM on June 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

The timing here is funny for me, because my wife and I just last night decided to try SEO Play, after watching that Battlegrounds stream and enjoying Simone so much. I'm glad to see this post.
posted by Caduceus at 5:28 PM on June 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

I want to second The Issue at Hand. Always insightful with a great tone, something i wish more YouTube videos would be.
posted by gc at 5:43 PM on June 7, 2017

I kept waiting for Simone to break out last year.

When she did...
posted by wotsac at 6:25 PM on June 7, 2017

Simone is so great in everything, and Pat's Please Retweet is the highlight of my early week. It is a Very Good Picture of Toad.

Veering into Brother-included content:
Loving Awful Squad too but jesus Russ can be a pill. I wouldn't mind seeing them get a chicken dinner or two.

I'm hoping for another Jackbox play with the new Party Pack dropping this summer.
posted by supercres at 7:33 PM on June 7, 2017

I want to second The Issue at Hand.

Yeah, I'm not a comic guy but I like superhero films and IAH does a really good job of summarising superhero backstories (and other comic-related stuff) for the lay-person.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:08 AM on June 8, 2017

The ones with brothers in them are especially good.
posted by HakaiMagazine at 10:29 AM on June 8, 2017

Team Awful was at it again in PUBG yesterday, with Simone setting the rules for "traitor mode" in which one of the four boys was a secret traitor out to kill the other group members but only with a melee weapon or a vehicle. I was skeptical at first, but it turned into a really fun set of games. The stream introduces a new star in the Polygon universe and the final game - despite all of the hiccups getting there - may have given us the world's longest virtual human conga line.
posted by nubs at 8:30 AM on June 21, 2017

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