Game Grumps - unreleased videos (lost content of Let's Play YouTube channel; 2012-2015)


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Game Grumps (lost content)
The old logo used before Jontron's departure from the show.
The old logo used before Jontron's departure from the show.
Status Lost

The Game Grumps are a Let's Play YouTube channel, hosted by Arin (Egoraptor), Jon (JonTron) and later Dan (Danny Sexbang). Starting in 2012, they now have a strong fanbase with almost 4 million subscribers total. Unfortunately, some of their material is unreleased, half-recorded or completely lost due to various reasons.

Conker's Bad Fur Day

A few episodes (three according to Arin) of Arin and Jon playing Conker's Bad Fur Day were made, however were never released and the let's play was discontinued. As explained in the first Banjo-Kazooie episode and the panel Arin did at Shadocan, Arin thought the game was bad while Jon highly disagreed, "but was slowly realising why", so they weren't talking and had a really awkward dynamic. On top of that, it was a dialogue-heavy game that started off really slow, so it was really hard to put funny dialogue on top of it which was another reason Arin hated it: a dialogue-heavy game wasn't really the best choice for Game Grumps. Arin called the experience depressing, and called Conker the worst game they had to play on the show.

Demon's Crest

A similar incident happened with the initial playthrough of Demon's Crest. Jon wasn't having a good day, Arin liked the game but Jon hated it and they actually got into an argument about it ("Blood was shed" as Arin put it.). The episode also lacked many jokes, while the channel is known for their comedy. They later replayed it on the show from the beginning, to which Jon mentioned that when they first tried it he "didn't much like it", so he was giving it another chance and that he originally didn't approach the game with an "old-school mindset". It has been mentioned by Arin in his aforementioned Shadocan 2012 Panel and their Yoshi's Island playthrough.

Dino City

And as confirmed at Magfest '11 there was an episode for Dino City that was made but never released. Since Jon had already reviewed the game on his channel, the commentary consisted of (possibly only) referencing his review.

Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past/Mega Man 7

Some games like Link to the Past, Mega Man 7, and possibly others, were replayed and re-recorded as their first playthroughs were trial runs for the show to test out recording and things like facecam.

Mario Party 4

As revealed in episode #2 of Yoshi's Island, there was planned two-hour session of Mario Party 4. They recorded the audio but forgot to actually record the gameplay footage. They have stated that they may release the audio in the future, but this has not happened yet and seems a little less feasible now since Jon has left the show. The game ended up being re-played anyways on one of the channel's spin-off shows 'Steam Train'.

Super Metroid

As revealed in episode #67 of Sonic '06, they recorded themselves playing Super Metroid but lost the footage as it was contained on Arin's computer which later died on them. They did want to play it again for the show and as revealed in episode #5 of Journey to Silius, it was attempted, but the footage ended up being lost again.

Sonic '06

Some footage of Sonic '06 was lost partway through so they had to start their playthrough all over again.

Nickelodeon Guts/Castle Crashers

Nickelodeon Guts also had to be replayed because of the original playthrough's capture failing and four hours of Castle Crashers audio was lost because of another computer malfunction of Arin's; his laptop getting a blue screen of death, which was used for recording the audio.

Sonic Adventure 2/Strider 2

Two unknown cases are the original playthrough of Strider 2 and a possible Sonic Adventure 2 episode.

They may have done an episode on Sonic Adventure 2 because, as said by Arin on Twitter, after Arin said he hated the Sonic Adventure series with a lot of controversy following it, he replayed SA2 with Jon who was releasing it wasn't as great as he remembered. But it's unverified as to if they were recording that playthrough for an actual Game Grumps episode or not, especially since there was a similar fast-forwarded event during one of the episodes of Sonic '06, in which after they had discussed the game's quality earlier, Arin showed Jon Sonic Adventure 2 on the Dreamcast to show that the gameplay was similar, to which Jon agreed on.

With Strider 2, they had lost the footage and tried to salvage it, to which their editor Barry said it was unsalvageable. However, they make no reference to an original playthrough in the version they did end up uploading. It's unknown if the footage did end up appearing in the currently uploaded playthrough or not.

Sonic Adventure DX

There is one episode of the Grumps' Sonic Adventure DX playthrough that was removed following some considerable controversy. During part 32, Arin and Dan repeatedly mocked the ambiguity of an online walkthrough for the game, particularly in regards to the Knuckles levels. During these levels, Knuckles is required to find three randomly scattered emerald shards in order to advance; as the shards' locations are not predetermined, the walkthrough simply provided performance hints rather than concise directions. Because of this, the Grumps admonished the walkthrough throughout their run of Knuckles's campaign, eventually culminating in Danny reading aloud the name of the walkthrough's author, Daniel "The Leadfoot" Rosmus. In the original upload of this part, Rosmus's name remained uncensored, prompting Game Grumps fans to seek out and harass him despite the walkthrough having been written during his middle school years. This caused considerable amounts of backlash, resulting in Danny providing an official apology for the incident on Reddit and Kevin Abernathy (Barry's replacement as editor following his retirement from the position) re-uploading part 32 with the name-dropping audio replaced with a voice saying "pizza" between two bleeps. Though Rosmus responded to Danny's apology by revealing that the harassment did not affect him, the uncensored video remains deleted out of courtesy.

Initially, there was a YouTube account that provided mirror uploads for the initial releases of every Game Grumps video, including the uncensored version of part 32. However, the account (and by extension, the video) has disappeared, having either been terminated by YouTube's staff or closed by the channel's owner. It is unknown if anyone is in possession of a copy of the video.


UPDATE: On December 9, 2013, Arin and Dan have started playing Super Metroid again on the show; they completed the game on January 14, 2014.

UPDATE: On September 27, 2015, a mega-compilation of the entire Sonic Adventure DX playthrough was uploaded to YouTube, containing the uncensored name-dropping of Daniel Rosmus at around 1:16:10. Special thanks to Azumi for pointing this out in the comments! It is unknown if the original uploader still has an individual uncensored copy of episode 32, though.

Gallery

The first episode of their Banjo Kazooie playthrough, which includes them talking about the cancelled Conker playthrough (08:39 - 10:43, specifically from 10:15).
A Panel Egoraptor did at Shadocan 2012 where he speaks of the unreleased Conker and Demon's Crest episodes (05:28 - 06:31).
The first episode of their second playthrough of Demon's Crest, where Jon briefly mentions the original playthrough. (02:17 - 02:23).
Their appearance at Magfest '11, where they mention the Dino City episode.
The episode of their Yoshi's Island playthrough where they talk about the Mario Party 4 audio (01:38 - 03:11).
The censored version of part 32; Danny name-drops Rosmus at the 7:58 mark.

Comments


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Azumi

17 months ago
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Unsure whether this is known or not, but this compilation has the uncensored name dropping of Rosmus at around 1:16:00, so the creator may have the original episode.

https://yout...g?t=1h16m19s
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Game4brains

17 months ago
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Well, at the very least we've been able to find the audio itself in some accessible format. Thanks for linking the video!
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Anonymous user #1

17 months ago
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What about that gameplay of Sparkster (SNES)? They didn't continue far in that game.
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Anonymous user #2

15 months ago
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Game Grumps is factually bad and has literally 0 fans.
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Kobochat

15 months ago
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As a Game Grumps fan I can confirm this
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Anonymous user #6

2 months ago
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lol
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Anonymous user #8

1 months ago
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Yes that's why they have 4 million subscribers
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Anonymous user #3

13 months ago
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^) If I ever saw someone with a game grumps shirt walking down the street id probably throw a Bomb at them :^)
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Anonymous user #4

9 months ago
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No
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Supersonic25730

7 months ago
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I have to wonder how hellish it was in the beginning. Like, this is a new medium for all three people participating, Barry, the editor, was now whiplashed with doing way more work than ever before (at least as seen on JonTron), there were tons of technical problems, and Arin and Jon's personalities seemed to clash most of the time.
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Anonymous user #5

2 months ago
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I hope anything game grumps related outside of the JonTron era gets lost with no chance of recovery.
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Thesadhorse

2 months ago
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So they cancelled the Conker's Bad Fur Day because Arin hated the game. ....So the usual with him saying all games suck unless it's Megaman X?
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Anonymous user #7

1 months ago
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Jesus, what's with all the haters in the comments?
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