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I Miss Cheesy Video Game Voice Acting

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The decade is coming to a close, year and years of forward progress in design and production having transformed games as we know them. Professional actors fill video game casts and look so realistic that they might as well be right there. It’s a remarkable change, but I’ve gotta say, I miss the hammy voice acting of…

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TheUnchosenOne
8 days ago
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REmake 2's lack of cheesy voice acting is one of its biggest flaws imo
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Henderson: ‘Hilarious’ BMF title fight is ‘not that big of a deal’

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UFC 244 Masividal v Diaz Press Conference Photo by Michael Owens/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC

Former UFC champion Ben Henderson shares his thoughts on the upcoming “BMF” title fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz at UFC 244.

While many are on board with the UFC’s inaugural “baddest motherf—r” title fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz at UFC 244, it also has its critics. One of them is former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.

“They can put the millions of dollars behind promotion, that’s their job, what they are supposed to do,” Henderson told MMA Fighting in a Bellator Dublin pre-fight interview (transcript by MMA Mania). “They are a promotion company so their job is to promote things and say, ‘This is a huge fight!’ When you look at it, in reality it doesn’t really mean anything. There is no title on the line.

“There’s a made up title on the line, someone just told me like five minutes ago there is that belt on the line. That’s hilarious. It’s awesome, good for those guys it’s great, but it’s hilarious.”

“Bendo” did acknowledge it was all part of the UFC’s promotion efforts, while also giving props to both Masvidal and Diaz, both of whom he’s fought in the past.

“But that’s what you do as a promotion,” he said. “That is their job, so if you say, ‘It’s the BMF title, we put $50,000 behind making a belt,’ that is because it’s their job, to get you to care about it, to watch it, when really it’s not that big of a deal of a fight.

“It is, great for those guys. But UFC’s job is to spin it, create the thing for more people to watch. They do a great job of that. But for Nate and Jorge, good for them, I am happy for them. I like both those dues, their camps, it’s awesome and I am happy for them.”

UFC 244 is scheduled for November 2nd at Madison Square Garden.

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TheUnchosenOne
79 days ago
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Got bad news for Bendo about the status of all the other titles that exist
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UFC trying to trademark ‘Baddest Motherf—ker’

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UFC 241 Cormier v Miocic 2: Open Workouts Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC

ZUFFA LLC want to monetize the term ‘BMF’ and prevent anyone else from doing the same.

On September 11th ZUFFA LLC, owners of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, filed paperwork in an attempt to trademark the terms ‘BMF’ and ‘Baddest Motherfucker’. The term has become common parlance in MMA thanks to mostly Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal.

ZUFFA filed for a variety of trademarks connected to these terms. Here’s a breakdown of each of them:

BADDEST MOTHERFUCKER (serial number 88613208)

Goods and Services:

Entertainment services, namely, live stage shows and performances featuring sports and mixed martial arts; entertainment services, namely, providing online computer games, video games and electronic games; providing information, news and commentary in the field of sports and mixed martial arts

International Class:

041 - Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities. - Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.

BADDEST MOTHERFUCKER (serial number 88613114)

Goods and Services:

Toy championship belts; toy mixed martial arts belts; toy figures and accessories therefor; action figures and accessories therefor; play sets for action figures and toy figures; and video game consoles

International Class:

028 - Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees. - Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees.

BADDEST MOTHERFUCKER (serial number 88613069)

Goods and Services:

Championship belts; championship trophy belts

International Class:

025 - Clothing, footwear, headgear. - Clothing, footwear, headgear.

BMF (serial number 88613032)

Goods and Services:

Entertainment services, namely, live stage shows and performances featuring sports and mixed martial arts; entertainment services, namely, providing online computer games, video games and electronic games; providing information, news and commentary in the field of sports and mixed martial arts

International Class:

041 - Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities. - Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.

BMF (serial number 88612863)

Goods and Services:

Toy championship belts; toy mixed martial arts belts; toy figures and accessories therefor; action figures and accessories therefor; play sets for action figures and toy figures; and video game consoles

International Class:

028 - Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees. - Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees.

BMF (serial number 88612833)

Goods and Services:

Championship belts; championship trophy belts

International Class:

025 - Clothing, footwear, headgear. - Clothing, footwear, headgear.

BMF (serial number 88612770)

Goods and Services:

Jewelry; key chains

International Class:

014 - Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewellery, precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments. - Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewellery, precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments.

Based on these applications it appears that ZUFFA is interested in creating and selling merchandise emblazoned with the letters ‘BMF’ or the words ‘Baddest Motherfucker’.

The applications cover a wide range of potential uses, including footwear, Christmas tree decorations and action figures. Interestingly the trademark applications do hint at intentions to make belts marked with those terms.

UFC President Dana White is on record stating he would like to create a special ‘BMF’ title belt for the proposed match-up between welterweights Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal at November 2nd’s UFC 244. These trademark applications show that White may be following through on his intentions.

Use of the term ‘BMF’ grew in popularity within MMA culture thanks to the recent performances of Masvidal and Diaz.

Diaz began laying claim to the ‘BMF’ title after his beating of Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 last month. In the post-fight press conference Diaz stated:

“No one’s showing any acknowledgement for being the best fighter in the world. Which I am, just like Masvidal. I’m the best martial artist. We’re not just some ‘hold on to me wrestlers,’ who will hold you and hopefully win a round, finding a loophole to winning these fights and put a belt on their waist. Now we’re fighting for the baddest motherf—ker in the game belt. And that’s mine! So I’d like to defend that against Jorge Masvidal, so if he wants to be the baddest motherf—ker, that’s how we gonna do it.”

Masvidal was on Diaz’s mind that night thanks to his headline-grabbing highlight finish over Ben Askren at UFC 239 in July.

Now it appears as though ‘BMF’ is on the precipice of crossing over into the mainstream with the term potentially about to land on official UFC merch. If the UFC is successful with its applications they will not only be able to monetize the terms, but they will also be able to prevent anyone else from doing the same — including those who popularized the term; including fighters (most notably), media, and fans.

Though, it should be noted that getting a trademark doesn’t mean the term will bring in lots of cash. For examples of a ZUFFA owned trademark that never got traction, look no further than the infamous CHICKEN MONSTER (logo seen here).

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TheUnchosenOne
88 days ago
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Okay this is fucking ridiculous, it's a Goddamn Pulp Fiction reference
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Anime's Bloody Nose Trope Isn't Backed By Science

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In anime and manga, when characters get excited—often sexually excited—blood dribbles, or squirts, out of their noses. But is this backed by medical science? Nope!

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TheUnchosenOne
122 days ago
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Who could've guessed!?
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The anxiety of the late '90s is alive on the Y2K.Gov website archive

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While we continue to celebrate 1999 Week, we must remember that the bygone year wasn’t all Lou Bega listing women’s names and baby Haley Joel Osment seeing dead people, but also, for many, the possible eve of a world-rending apocalypse. The Y2k bug—a numerical oversight in global computer systems—didn’t end up having…

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TheUnchosenOne
129 days ago
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"The Y2k bug ... didn’t end up having any real, serious consequences" because a lot of people spent a lot of time fixing it, dipshit
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Conor McGregor, Max Holloway or Jose Aldo: Who's the greatest UFC featherweight champ of all time?

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TheUnchosenOne
139 days ago
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This is embarrassing for MMA fans
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