Tipping Forties were a group of young gentlemen in Arizona that enjoy the drink. They also enjoyed making Let's Plays
Originally a team of three gents named Ryan, Benson and Michael, they started out on the Something Awful
forums under the handles Kuvo, topiKal and bandunk, respectively, with a let's play of Final Fantasy X
which gained some popularity. Following that up with an additional let's play of Metal Gear Solid 4
and adding Alex (a.k.a. Marvelis) to the team, they came into full-swing... until the beginning of the Final Fantasy X 2
Let's Play, where Marvelis bailed out.
The guys also made other videos that put a face to the voices. You can watch their videos on Kuvo's Viddler
, TippingForties's blip
, or TippingForties's YouTube
. There's also their non-LP series, Lunch Break
, found here
and their movie High
On May 27th, 2012 they announced their breakup, which meant the end of the podcast as well as everything else that had the T40 name on it. However, Kuvo and topiKal continue doing Let's Plays (with bandunk joining in on the weekly streams
), and topiKal has expressed interest in doing a new podcast. Though the official company has been dismantled and the website removed from the net, the original members will often refer to themselves still as the Tipping Forties on the livestreams Kuvo and Benson do.