Around his MUSCLE review Chris Bores began to gain popularity at an alarming rate. Those who were aware of his lies were displeased but he still had a large army of zombie fans willing to defend him for his effects and “jokes.”
Because YouTube seems to find this sick joke of a reviewer “quality” (their definition of that word is VERY vague) they featured two of his videos on YouTube’s front page (Super Mario Bros. 2 and MUSCLE). This does explain the sudden rise in popularity so he made a video to thank his “fans” and answer some questions. However this video has since been removed from YouTube but can be found on DailyMotion (which I’ll link at the end). Let’s take a look (this won’t be a minute-by-minute breakdown since it’s short but I’ll just explain the bullshit).
He notes at the beginning that thanks to YouTube featuring him he has gotten a ton of subscribers and a lot of fan-mail (though how much of it is hate-mail for SMB2 and being a rip-off is never stated), he goes through the process of making his videos noting they take 2-3 weeks to “play the game” (HAHAHA), write the script (*shaking my head*), and edit the video. He also notes it takes hours upon hours to make a 13 second special effect (seriously?)
He also answers on why he doesn’t review newer games, he says he doesn’t have any recent consoles but it’s obviously because the AVGN only reviews old games and I won’t hit myself for that comment because it’s true. He also claims to be “emotionally attached” to old NES games, yeah whatever. This video is home to the now infamous quote “I’ve been playing these games for 20 years; I know all the ins and outs of these games” that people often cite in their accusations.
I just thought I’d point out that this video exists and for those who have seen the JoeyDrunko video “Shitload of Fuck” will now know where that quote at the beginning came from.
Now this next analysis has an unknown date but the amount of failure within it deserves special mention. The story is Chris Bores was noticing all the flack he was getting for ripping off the AVGN so he PMed his YouTube account JamesNintendoNerd with an extremely brown-nosing letter. However James Rolfe himself does not monitor his YouTube account, his friend/co-writer Mike ***** does. ***** finds his PM and posts it on the ScrewAttack forums. The post has since been deleted but has been mirrored in many places. Let’s read it shall we?
I'm not sure if you know me but my name is Chris Bores, I do the Irate Gamer videos on youtube.
This is going to end well.
I feel compelled to finally write you since my videos are starting to get popular on youtube and tons of people are comparing my quality of work to yours.
For good reason you asshat. You lift direct lines and concepts that James already did.
I don't know if you'll end up reading this because you probably get tons of emails in a day and I know mine would be swimming in the sea of them, but I wanted to write you anyway.
I’m pretty sure ***** would notice a PM from the user “Irategamer” (that’s seriously how it’s spelled).
Anyhow, I just wanted to let you know I've been a fan of your videos ever since I saw your Ninja Turtles game review around last year. And I gotta say, it was very inspiring to me. In fact, I hardly got any sleep that night because I had hundreds of new idea's flowing through my mind of what I could do with this intriguing thing you started. But due to my career, I had to tuck them away for a few months until I could get some spare time to record them.
Where are these “hundreds of ideas” Chris? Seeing as you took James idea and made it worse shows that you’re just talking shit there. Also what career? Making boring DVDs of you, a fat Buddhist Priest, and your girlfriend going around dark areas hunting ghosts? By the way that’s been done as well and your glowing review on Amazon won’t change how shit it is (I’m not kidding, he reviewed his own DVD on Amazon). By the way, make note of the Ninja Turtles comment.
Now I'm not sure if you've ever seen any of my reviews or ever heard of me, or heck, even like me for that matter, but I just wanted to take some time out of my busy schedule and let you know I respect your work and I do try my hardest to not copy your material. Although in my earlier reviews, I will admit, that I accidentally used some of your well known made up words in my review and I only found this out because people were telling me I did. I felt really bad about it and still do because the last thing I want to do is steal your catch phrases.
If you really respect his work you’d admit that he inspired you to make these videos. But instead you pretend you’re original, and censor any comment referencing James or the AVGN. Also you didn’t know you “accidentally” used some of The Nerd’s catchphrases? You just contradicted yourself there as you’ve said you watched many of his reviews and now you’re denying it? This is just fucking dishonest.
Since then, I made a point to watch all your reviews again and to make sure not to make that same blunder again. So if I ended up causing any negative feelings because of it, my apologies. But hey, I just wanted to email you and let you know I respect your work and clear the air of any hard feelings if there are any, because I'm just doing this stuff for fun and I know you are too.
Okay, so you’re going to watch his reviews to make sure you don’t steal from him. This will come and bite him in the ass very soon.
So thanks for everything, and I should mention, since day one I thought it would be neat to do a duel review with you, but I'm still trying to figure out how getting both worlds to collide would work. Hmm Oh well, maybe one day. Thanks again my friend, and I'm glad to see you doing so well!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s never EVER going to happen. Since ***** leaked this you’ve been censoring AVGN comments even more then usual and now you deny watching his videos at all. Not to mention anytime James Rolfe is asked about you he says “Don’t bother with that asshole.” You screwed yourself Bores, and everyone with a brain knows it.
So, why am I bringing this up? It leads in to the next review… Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That’s going to be a long one folks so be ready.
To the Thank You Video: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/IrateGamerSucks/video/x55j2x_irate-gamer-mystery-thank-youvideo_videogames
JoeyDrunko's Shitload of Fuck video (reupload from a different account): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpRhEsP3wyY
Encyclopedia Dramatica for Mirroring the letter.
themorshushow for inspiring me to make these rants.
IrritatedGamer/Chris Holland for making great parodies of this asshat.
James Rolfe for kicking ass.