Posted By Doug W. about 2 years, 5 months ago
Video Game Confessions: Angry Birds, 9.3 out of 10 based on 67 ratings
VGC Angry Birds
See the REAL story of the Angry Birds!
FINALLY got around to watching this…
I haven’t played Angry Birds yet, but my mom plays it all the time! It’s such a weird feeling that not only is my mom playing video games, but she’s playing a game that I haven’t played!
I assume he’s talking about the Red Bird. It looks like the Red Bird, and he’s pretty much the mascot of the game, even though, from what I’ve heard, he’s also the most generic and least useful of all the birds you can use. Regardless, I want to see where this goes…
I DO know what the basic premise of Angry Birds is, namely a bunch of green pigs steal the birds eggs, and in retaliation, the birds fling themselves at the pigs houses and “strongholds”. Pretty fun concept, if I do say so myself.
lol, Robotnik loves his eggs! XD He is the Eggman, after all. …And the walrus, goo-goo ga-jub!
Government conspiracies, THAT’S funny stuff, especially when it seems outrageous and ridiculous! Hence why I thought the Daisy VGC was so intriguing and why I’m BEGGING to see a Bowser VGC!
Uh, no, his name is “Robotnik”. I don’t care what Japan, Sega, or whoever calls him, his name is ROBOTNIK! His grandfather, Professor Gerald’s name is Robotnik, his cousin Maria’s name is Robotnik, he makes robots, HE! IS! ROBOTNIK! Now, since he’s egg-shaped, has an egghead, and has an obsession with eggs, then I find it appropriate to call him Eggman, but still, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Oh, I get it, this is kind of a social commentary on America’s “war on terror”. I think Yahtzee in his “Call of Juarez: The Cartel” review said it best: “Everyone knows the US would never invade a country just because a small faction within it committed an atrocity! No, they’d invade the country next door!” Yahtzee also had signs reading Afghanistan and Iraq crossed out in the background, as if it weren’t subtle enough.
Of course, this popular conspiracy theory, that some people genuinely believe, gets deflated once you put two and two together… Like MovieBob does in this video:
Wait what? So now the King of the Pigs is like Saddam Hussein? Well, now, I’m all behind poking fun at government conspiracies, but Saddam Hussein- oh, nevermind, it’s supposed to be satirical. I’m sure Doug didn’t REALLY think Saddam was actually a GOOD guy, he’s just making parallels between him and this for the sake of humor… and honestly, I really like it.
Seriously, this is one of the better VGC’s I’ve seen, great work! Although I don’t know how the bird would “punch him” in the face, since he doesn’t have hands, or wings for that matter, to make a fist with… Ah, whatever, just a nitpick! Great stuff!
I’ve been playing that game alot recently and I really thought that the game was kinda sick. I mean it’s pretty much about killing civilians that hasn’t done anything. You even bomb churches, you get extra points for destroying their buildings, infrastructure and food. It’s not a war, it’s a genocide.
It was amazing. Smartly written and well played. I hope more episodes like this continue to come.
Doug, your next video game confessions should be about Kratos. That guy has way too much potential for these vids to be ignored. and I know you know who that is, he was on your title card for Titanic the OTHER animated musical.
I do believe that was captain america.
Please keep the political parallels out of your stuff. It doesn’t suit you.
Angry birds? that’s not a game!
Wow, that’s a really long tag.
He will alwasy be Dr. Robotnik to me… And Bowser will always be King Koopa. And Peach will always be Princess Toadstool…
I don’t care what anyone says!
Also, the main fights at the end of video game levels is a fight with the “main dude” not “boss”
Hahaha yes, I wan’t familiar with the term “boss battle” until I got on the internet. Before that it was just, the hard guy at the end of the level. Or in Sonic’s case, the “Robotnik bit”.
I know that in Japan Eggman was his name and is his official name in the states now too, but IMO Eggman is a retarded name and not as cool/evil sounding as Robotnik. And I personally refuse to use that stupid name for him. Though in retrospect since he’s been so lame ever since they made the switch maybe he should have a stupid name as well.
Back on topic, another very funny episode Doug ^^
I made an account just to thumbs down capthavic’s idiotic comment.
Well at least you were honest.
Haha nice ^^
And care to explain why you think my opinion is idiotic?
Because, it’s not his opinion.
Try reading what you wrote. Maybe you’ll find out.
Brilliant as always!
“Weapons of Mass Nutrition” , that was fantastic
and loved the excuse for the “Rio” tie-in game. XD
Awesome! I love the parody of the Iraq war through Angry Birds of all things. It’s perfect.
I wish he’d do more of this series, I love ‘em!
How i have waited for a new episode of these! And it was worth it!
Very funny video, and the political references worked very well in this one!
Really great job Doug!
That was more hilarious, than I thought.
So, I’m not sure whether to applaud Doug for making a rather hilarious satire of the Iraq War, which I’m against even though I’m a very conservative and patriotic person, or roll my eyes at him because he’s making a satire of a war that’s basically over and done with and jokes about it have been old since 2008…
I guess I’ll just split the difference.
3 stars for raising such conflicting emotions within me!
If the ‘war’ is over. . . explain why we’re still there.
You do realize that we’ve only got, like, 10,000 troops still there, serving in non-combative roles, right? It’s the Iraqi security forces who do the heavy lifting when it comes to fighting against the weakened insurgency, not the United States.
So, for all intents and purposes, the Iraq war is BASICALLY(which is what I said to begin with) over.
Great episode! Been waiting forever and it was worth it!
Fail….. His name is Dr. Robotnik.. Sonic called him “Eggman” as an insult… I’m so sick of seeing people calling him Eggman.. WHY ARE THEY TRYING TO RUIN MY CHILDHOOD!!!!!!
Hate to break this to you but Dr. Eggman is his official canonical name now. Has been since I think the Dreamcast days.
FAIL, Eggman’s name has nothing to do with your childhood dude.
Sonic the Hedgehog originated from Japan, and the Japanese named his enemy Eggman, so that IS his true name.
It was a common practice in America to rename and edit imported games and TV shows. I could name off dozens of them that suffered the cultural censorship. So the name “Robotnik” is actually his Americanized Re-name.Just like how “Bowser” was renamed “King Koopa” when Mario Bros came to America.
In recent years, America came to realize its mistake and how our edits of original imported content was offensive and an insult, so they reverted back to giving characters and TV shows their original names and content back.
Minor correction: “King Koopa” was renamed “Bowser” here in the States, not the other way around. If you want to draw a comparison to Eggman’s name, there’s no better example than Princess Peach being renamed Toadstool. Just like with Eggman, her name was changed back in the 3D era.
Actually, Dr. Eggman was the original Japanese name for Robotnik. His name was changed for the US release because Sega of America didn’t think Eggman sounded menacing enough. I mean, his Space Station in Sonic 2 is called the Death Egg for a reason.
Still, the Japanese liked the name Robotnik and began incorporating it into the Japanese version, which is why in both the Japanese and English versions of Sonic Adventure 2, Eggman’s grandfather is named Gerald Robotnik. I think it’s been said that Robotnik is his actual name and Eggman is his alias at this point.
Fail….. His name is Dr. Robotinik.. Sonic called him “Eggman” as an insult… I’m so sick of seeing people call him Eggman.. WHY ARE THEY TRYING TO RUIN MY CHILDHOOD!!!!!!
What about the gold eggs?
I think Eggman wasn’t able to get the eggs from the geese. They probably all knew Reppuken
The gold eggs were the attempts to enrich the eggs into nuclear weapons. The press hushed it up because they didn’t want the prove of the war’s justification getting out…. damn pro-pig biased liberal media.
Good use of Allegory in the VGC! Totally agree with it 100%! Can’t wait for the next one! One last thing….Doug should Mega Man lol
So, how did they learn that Eggman was behind it, instead of the pigs? Was that discovered in the trial, or…
War… it never changes… even with birds, pigs, and eggs.
Sure was waiting for next VGC a long time. Gotta admit though, it is a bit strange choice, if you had to choose a finnish game, bet you could have pulled hellava lot out from Max Payne. Anyways, keep up the good work and hope to see more in this great series soon.
Luckily almost every bird was withdrawn from that pigsty since then, unfortunately there’s a real fear that the Persian cats will try to fill the power vacuum left by the war and build weapons of mass nutrition in their own right. Not only that but those cat bastards also threatened to wipe the kosher foods right off the map!
Great job as usual Doug.
The point about not retrieving any eggs has bothered me for a long time as well.
This makes me wonder if there’s a video game character out there who’s well adjusted.
That was suprising pick but it was still funny.
“The Yolks on you,” it’s the type of thing you shouldn’t say but you have to say because really, you’ll never get a better chance.
That was Fun!!!!
Political satire in a VIDEO GAME CONFESSIONS EPISODE?!!!!!!
but in all seriousness, this was pretty funny and long overdue. Props.
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