Wednesday, June 30, 2010

E3 Part 3: Are You Familiar with the Idea of "Show Don't Tell"?

I wanted to wait for one more video before I did another E3 recap, but the last two do have enough material to cover. Especially the latest one.

Mortal Kombat interview & "review":
- Bores is surprised that Mortal Kombat is back. ... It never left.
- All his compliments are visual related. Are you surprised?
- He talks about the private demonstration he saw (and this is a real private demonstration, the Nintendo Conference was not private if taping was allowed). He notes how it's 2-D (like he knows the difference), and the "mastery of fighters is much more challenging" (wha...?)
- Then he enters Captain Obvious mode. We can see all of this in the trailer, we're not stupid! We can see the battle damage, we can see the bone breaking, we can see how gruesome the fatalities will be (this is implied when you can see Kung Lao dragging an opponent crotch first into his razor-sharp hat).
- He also got an interview. Oh goody, I wonder if he'll bomb it.
- He talks to... some guy. I don't know, a name isn't given. That's real professional isn't it, not even name-dropping the person you're interviewing.
- Sadly, he doesn't bomb the interview. However, it isn't a good one either. It was just boring, all he asked about was the characters. Who is in the game? How many will be in the game? Can we unlock them? Here's my question, have you considered asking about gameplay?

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and F.3.A.R. "reviews"
- The entire Harry Potter portion is Captain Obvious up to 11. It's beyond stupid.
-- "It will cover years 1-4" we can see that in the title.
-- "You'll play as a bunch of different characters" Do I even have to point out what's wrong with that line?
-- "Enjoy the animation cutscenes" The what cutscenes? English motherfucker, do you speak it?
-- "And perform new tasks..." Really? You perform new tasks in a new game? Next you'll be telling me that you can leave your house by opening the door!
-- "like mixing potions and flying on broomsticks" WE CAN SEE THIS! Gah!

- He was "surprised" over the life-size statue of the main characters. How is this a surprise? They're using real Lego to promote the fake Lego, it's called marketing and common sense.
- "Lego Her-moy-ne" You heard that right folks, Bores completely mispronounces Hermione's name. Didn't Bores say he was a big fan of the movies? I'd understand if he only read the books and never saw the movies, but he clearly said he never read the books. So how the fuck did he screw that up.
- Hey, remember those awful list jokes he always does? This video has one. "Lego Ron, Lego Hagrid and Lego Irate Gamer". Sad thing is, there are people dumb enough to find that funny.

Fun fact: Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 came out yesterday in North America. So once again, Bores focused on a game that was coming out within the next month.

- He mentions the trailer to the newest Lord of the Rings game, says he didn't see much of it but the trailer impressed him. I'm sure that was worth adding to this already short & stupid video.

- He claims to be a fan of the F.E.A.R. series. I thought First-Person Shooters give you motion sickness? Also, that is such a blatant lie. You're not even trying anymore.
- "The third installment looks to be unique & awesome" Care to elaborate?
- He mentions how there's a character that can possess bodies. "I hope this is a feature that catches on" *sighs* In 2005, a Nintendo-published game called Geist was released. The concept had you play as a spirit possessing people and items. In short, it's been done.
- He shows off how he got John Carpenter's autograph. Nothing wrong here.

- "If you're a fan of the F.E.A.R. series, odds are you're gonna love this game cause this one looks to be the best installment yet." ... That is one of the most poorly-written lines I've ever heard. "So if you like the series, there's a chance you'll like this new installment." Well no shit. This is why Bores has to steal, because his own writing is below 2nd grade.


You know, SWAG should have given that E3 ticket to Kwing. He deserves to go to E3 a lot more than Bores.

256 comments:

  1. Long time reader, first time poster. I have a joke that's old but still relevant: Chris "Bores" and James "ROFL". Significant names are significant? You bet!

    Keep up the good work, dude. Spread the hate.

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  2. Whew. Finally the shitstorm is over.

    Acutally, he bombed at the beginning by asking what makes Mortal Kombat different from the rest. As a fan, shouldn't that be very obvious? I also find very funny how he realizes how very obvious he was with his questions.

    I commented that on your previous post, but I think it should be put here as well.

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  3. I don't even understand the Lego Irate Gamer joke. He was just standing still by the other statues. It didn't even look like he was made of Lego or anything.

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  4. This review is as boring as the MK video, but it's no fault on your part, BatDan. The Bores is blander than oatmeal.

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  5. Hey whoever do this blog should stop cyberbullying Irate Gamer because its illegal

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  6. @Darephony
    Thank you very much. Glad you enjoy it.

    @Sabertooth
    I was far more concerned over the prospect that people will find that joke funny. That's true though, it doesn't make a lick of sense.

    @Anon (June 30th 11:12 PM)
    Thanks for the feedback. That's why I have trouble with this movie reviews, there's only so much you can get out of a BORING clip.

    @pokemonfan17
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Welcome to the Internet.

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  7. Fuckin AVGN fanbrats, how do they work?

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  8. I don't get it. I'm already online

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  9. pokemonfan17 you suck.

    It is not illegal the only thing illegal is Christopher Bores shameless stealing and ripping off of his fans. His poor lies, copyright infringements,wrong statements.

    He is a stupid moron, he always claimed its a private screening.....unfortunately it wasnt it so not wasnt, some friends of me from germany got this kind of developer audience just for fun and they got real answers.

    Believe me stupid Pokemonfan everybody or let me say almost 80% of videogame developers and people around games know the Irate HACK and his frauds so nobody actually wants to talk to him, someone told us, they just wanted to be nice cause they know how generic his interviews are.

    What the hell some developers even gave somer random guys a screening when the asked for it politely.

    I hope the IrateGamer as a fictional persons DIES

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  10. Seriously, why the fuck wasn't Kwing at E3?

    People don't even know IG for reviews of new games, that's way more Kwing's territory. Add that to the fact that Kwing actually knows shit about games and might have been able to add something useful to the preview videos and i'm left dumbfounded as to why the fuck he was there.

    Maybe years down the line we'll all end up finding out that the whole IG persona was a massive joke that no one was supposed to take seriously to begin with.

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  11. @anon July 1, 2010, 2:18 AM

    Learn 2 English.

    Also: Cool story, bro.

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  12. @ Sabertooth

    There is no joke there. Watching Bores is like watching the movie North. There's no possible way you can tell what's a joke or not. Reminds me of that stupid-ass Rancor in his review of Ghosts and Goblins...

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  13. Chris Bores is not a gamer. A "gamer" doesn’t just play games. A person who plays games is "a person who plays games." Get it? No? Okay, listen:

    People deserving of the term "gamer" are no longer only those who participate in the pastime of picking up a controller, skilled or not skilled. Rather, gamers are those who are passionate about the craft itself. A gamer sees video games as an art form.

    They have logical rebuttals for those who accuse video games of creating violence and making kids fat. They can list five or more game developers and publishers. They read game news articles, as opposed to just looking at the pictures.

    They care about character development, story arc, and excellent dialogue – not just about graphics (even though those are important, too). They can tell you at least a chunk of video game history. It’s about passion – it’s not about skill.

    Hollywood makes it sound like celebrity twits, such as Megan Fox and Vanessa Hudgens, are "gamers" and "nerds" because they have been caught on film with a Guitar Hero controller. I’m sorry, if all you play is Guitar Hero, you are NOT a gamer.

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  14. There was another game were you possesed ppl before 2005, but I can't remember the name, if I remember, I'll post it here.

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  15. @Rafa3l16
    You mean that 3rd person Action adventure title where you played as a cherub?
    Or maybe 'Second sight' (damn that was a good one)
    Or maybe...

    ^^

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  16. no hay nick libreJuly 1, 2010 at 7:25 AM

    @Rafa3l16

    Geist for the Gamecube?

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  17. @nick libre, it wasn't geist.

    @Wolfmweh, It's neither one of those, although I kinda remember the first game you mentioned.

    Ok, my brother remembered the name, it's called Omikron: The Nomad Soul. It came before geist, since it came out in 1999.

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  18. @Anonymous (July 1, 2010 2:18 AM )

    Is there a difference between Chris Bores and the Irate Gamer? I don't think he ever got the point of appearing as a character.

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  19. @polo_sc83
    That's another big problem with his videos, his character is never consistent.
    Sometimes he's happy & and all smiles, sometimes he's "pissed", sometimes he's bored, there's almost no distinction between Bores and his character.

    @Rafa3|16
    Ah, thanks for the info.
    See, it's been done a few times so Bores claiming "I hope it catches on" is poorly thought out.

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  20. no hay nick libreJuly 1, 2010 at 8:29 AM

    Well,to Bores credit,those games aren't exactly well known

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  21. At Anonymous who responded me
    No he's not ripping off anyone that much. Still stop badmouthing Chris Bores

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  22. Pokemonfan,

    We'll stop badmouthing the Bores when he gives us a reason to stop badmouthing him. You follow?

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  23. At Anonoymous
    Hmph Well Fine

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  24. Pokemonfan, This is the internet! And I quote "A harsh, hate filled environment" If you post something on the internet, expect to get critisism! This isnt school or Russia where you cannot say certain things, We can say whatever we damn please.

    There are tons of sites dedicated to bashing people and things, its not in ANY WAY illegal. Irate Gamer gets bashed because he is NOT a gamer, and he expects us to beleive that and give him money. Hes also NOT funny, not entertaining, or informative!

    In every episode he has ever made, he has gotten facts wrong, stated obvious things, and just made blatently stupid statments.

    Lets pretend for a mineute that Irate DIDNT rip off AVGN, he would STILL be hated, he lies, he cheats, he censors comments, scams his fans and overall sucks.

    Who reading my rant right now, has to CHEAT to beat a game and is proud of it?.....No one? Want to know why? because NO gamer is proud of it, hell most real gamers dont HAVE to cheat!

    Irate sucks at everygame he plays, I am terrible at Contra, but I could beat the game easier than he did! I dont have to use the Konami code or a game genie or a frigging turbo controller!

    The point is Pokemon, in the world of the internet, people are free to critisize who every they damn please, its NOT cyber bullying alright? This is just one of the many blogs and sites dedicated to bashing people and things, there is NOTHING wrong with that!

    Good day sir!
    P.S good review today Dan!

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  25. lukestarkiller441July 1, 2010 at 9:50 AM

    Has anybody seen my balls? I haven't been able to find them lately.

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  26. At Darthgamer
    Well alright. I won't talk about it but earlier I contact one of my online friends about this site and he sounds very angry

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  27. Who's Kwing?

    @Pokemonfan:
    Chris Bores is a disgrace to the video game community. He knows nothing about them and constantly gives false information and reads off of Wikipedia articles. He deserves to be bad mouthed. What he doesn't deserve is to go to E3. All he does is spread bad mojo all over the place. If your name implies what you are then you should remember from one of his reviews (I can't remember which one) he (or someone else I really can't and don't want to remember) says the catch phrase of Pokemon is gotta "collect" 'em all when any gamer who played or was growing up with it knew the catchphrase was gotta "catch" 'em all. That should tell you this guy is no gamer and knows nothing about them. Move on to AVGN or someone else who actually gives accurate information.

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  28. This is Blasphemy! A blog showing disrespect on just one person and preventing anyone from liking him. Is this trying to prevent their freedom or opinions liking him. Fools you will be punished for this treacherous

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  29. Nooooo. This is a blog to show how much of a fraud he is and to prevent people for giving into his lies and to show how much of an un-gamer he is exposing his many mistakes and how much "research" he really does. I was once a fan of Bores and laughed at his jokes. I was 12 (maybe 11), but 3 years later now that I look back on it, this guy is a pussy and a dumbass. He knows nothing about video games, complains about the most trivial things, a con artist, a douchebag, an attention craver, a crybaby, I could go on forever, but I see you need time to finish your sentence. We will be punished for this treacherous what exactly?

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  30. Excuse me, I meant "from" giving into his lies. Oh and he's not funny either. He's about as funny as iCarly and that's an insult.

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  31. Bores probably thought Mortal Kombat 4 was the last Mortal Kombat.

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  32. Kwing is an excellent reviewer. His style is less about entertainment and more about professionalism. Only he isn't a whore like IGN or Gamespot.
    However, he still keeps things entertaining with his personal insights and epic reviews (his Chrono Trigger review is a must-see).


    By the way, if this offends you then you will not last 10 seconds on Something Awful, Maddox's page, or 4chan.

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  33. Well I still believe there are cowards such as the ones who created this site and making the person look bad. They must be spies sent by trolls demolishing any entertaiment that is popular

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  34. @Darthgamer

    No gamers should cheat, huh?

    *coughAVGNcough*

    Enough said.

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  35. Irate Gamer and entertainment don't mix. This is not a troll site. It's a site pointing people in the right direction away from his lies. Have you even watched his reviews? They're so inaccurate and full of false information. He even scams people with fake contests and only uses the internet to make money with his poorly designed T-Shirts.

    Irate Gamer doesn't even try to be entertaining. He just makes up shit and expects people to laugh at it and buy what he's saying. I do believe this site was created by one person who hated him from day one because he bashed his favorite game (or a game he liked that Irate Gamer shouldn't have called bad or gave more accurate information), Zombies ate my Neighbors. I believe you're one of Irate Gamer's so-called "fans" and believes everything he's saying is true and funny.

    Irate Gamer's reviews are even worse than IGN's reviews. At least IGN states facts about games during their reviews, Irate Gamer doesn't do ANY research and just makes up whatever he can think of. Both IGN and IG called Sonic Unleashed for the 360 and PS3 a bad game as opposed to the Wii version. Why? Because it had Tornado mini-games and side-quests. Sure the 360/PS3 versions of Sonic Unleashed weren't perfect, but at least give it some credit for going deeper than the Wii version. At least you can walk around and talk to people as opposed to using a damned map and meeting random people. Hell in the 360/PS3 versions you get extra stages and missions.

    IGN and IG were just being pussies about it and [IGN] probably called the Wii version better because it was easier. Gamers today are never up to challenges and just want easy gameplay. Why do you think IG always uses a Game Genie? In his Home Improvement review he actually complained that there weren't any cheat codes for the game! What does that tell you?

    Calling a game bad for not having cheat codes is like calling a woman with a pretty face ugly for being flat chested. It doesn't make sense. I use cheat codes too, but only after I beat the game. I used to use an AR for my Pokémon games all the time, but I learned that way took the fun out of everything. I will admit I still do use the AR, but I only use it so I can get Pokémon I don't want to wait to get after the game like Houndour.

    I don't level them up with Rare Candies. I EV train them on my own (though I think I overdid it with my Hitmonlee). I don't have a team full of legendaries. I limit myself to one per team. I don't give them impossible moves either like say I use a move modifier to give my Mawile Hydro Pump. Sure I'm not proud of it, but I'm still having fun while playing the game because I'm playing the right way whilst adding my own flair. And most importantly, I NEVER cheat online or during multiplayer because that's major dishonesty.

    I'd like to see Irate Gamer decode all that. But seriously, no one with a straight brain here is a troll. Irate Gamer is making himself look bad with all of his false information and Big Lipped Alligator moments (pointless jokes and scenes no one ever mentions again after seeing them). He didn't deserve to go to E3. He should be banned from playing video games all together. He's so bad iCarly would even reject him. The only reason Irate Gamer is popular is because he's so bad. His "entertainment" is already demolished rubble.

    @Anonymous:
    AVGN doesn't cheat. He only used that Game Genie to prove a point. As for me, I refer you to my comment towards GeneralCzar.

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  36. So Kwing is pretty good you say? I should check him out. But I will NOT watch S.W.A.G. (Smart-Ass with ad-ware and games WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT MEAN?) But eitherway I hope to go to E3 one day and ask the developers is they know who Irate Gamer is, that would be fun.

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  37. I just finished watching his TMNT: Smash-Up review. The guy's a genius. Sadly, he and SWAG did a team up review of Sonic Unleashed. Haven't seen that one.

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  38. Batdan is a fuckin nigger-faggot.

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  39. Then leave his blogger troll. You and the rest of your IG cock sucking posse.

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  40. "AVGN doesn't cheat. He only used that Game Genie to prove a point."

    WTF? Prove what point? That he cheats? Intellectual checkmate, LOL!

    "As for me, I refer you to my comment towards GeneralCzar."

    AVGN cheats, and he uses GameFAQs and Nintendo Power a lot, you AVGN dick-rider.

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  41. @digitalharrisom's novel

    Cool story, bro.

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  42. @digitalharrisom

    "I use cheat codes too, but only after I beat the game."

    WTF? LOL!

    Yeah, cheat codes provide a lot of replay value, LMAO. That's why God Mode or the Konami Code was invented; so that people who've finished the game without those cheats can finish the same game again _minus_ the challenge! Smart move there, dipshit!

    There are a lot of Einsteins in this blog.

    "I used to use an AR for my Pokémon games all the time, but I learned that way took the fun out of everything. I will admit I still do use the AR, but I only use it so I can get Pokémon I don't want to wait to get after the game like Houndour."

    You use cheat codes to cheat. Period. There are no ifs, buts, or whatever around that. Don't even try to justify cheating, you'll only make yourself look like a dumbass.

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  43. @digiharrisom

    I think you're giving iCarly too much credit, actually.

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  44. Remember people DON'T FEED THE TROLLS! Now lets get back on subject what do you think Bores is going to do in his next HOVG?

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  45. Since when does using GameFAQs, Nintendo Power, and other various guides considered cheating? Those are GUIDES. They help you out. Not cheat for you. I use cheats after I beat the game to make it more fun. It's what I do, so don't tell me my way of plaing games is bad. I play MY way. As for the Pokemon AR codes I when I use them like that I train the Pokemon legitimately. It doesn't start off as a powerhouse. I actually play the whole game through whilst following the game's format. I may be using cheat codes, but I still play the game legitimately. I find nothing wrong with that. You may not, but that's you. This is me. Now fuck off.

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  46. I think, that you should stop this bullying of the Irate Gamer in my honest opinion. Have you never heard of what the conseckuences of bullying are to bullied people? Driven to suicide, to kill yourself, bullycide anybody? It's just like in that movie the Shawshank redemption where that old guy is being released from prison and then he kills himself because they bully him out. If I were in that movie I would've dialed 911 because I was r.o.b-ullied.

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  47. @Hardcore555A: I know. I know. Just posting my opinion. People may not agree with my methods but that's them. I see nothing wrong with what I do. But alright, what's HOVG? Whatever it is he's going to blow it bad.

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  48. @ Hardcore555A

    Maybe he'll talk about the Atari 2600 and barely mentions the other consoles (that he'll buy on eBay for the hell of it). But I hope he'll focus more on harmless videos before that one, like I Rate the 80's.

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  49. @Anon
    For the very last time, WE'RE NOT FUCKING BULLYING HIM! We're just pointing out his many mistakes, failures, and why people shouldn't watch him. The dude lies! He says stuff we already know! Bullying would be constantly calling him names and insulting him non-stop. We don't do that. Provide logical arguements as to what he's doing. We're not bullying anyone here. And as much hate as he gets from other people, he'll never kill himself.

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  50. My bad, I forgot to log on before posting. I was Anonymous July 1, 2010 1:33 PM. '_'

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  51. Another good reviewer would be Chris Bucci (spida1a), who reviews TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine games, as well as Pinball Machines and did do a Super Mario Galaxy review as well. Pretty fair reviews, as he will cover good and bad games, and rate them appropriately.

    Just a random thought. SGC (screwattack) starts tomorrow. I wonder what would happen if Chris Bores showed up there.

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  52. He did say in the last History video that the Atari 2600 was next. Even though the Fairchild Channel F came out before that.

    @InanimateGamer
    An evil group stare that will have Bores running out of there. A stare that says "get out now if you value your skin."

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  53. Gotta keep searching this blog. There must be valuable information of this nonsense.

    @ Pokemonfan17
    Did you find something useful of this site

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  54. no hay nick libreJuly 1, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    Sorry,but what is SGC?And what would happen if the Irate Gamer shows up?Well,if its something related with Screwattack I don't think he would be very well received.

    Also,I'll love to see him reviewing IWBTG.Just imagine for a moment

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  55. SGC stands for ScrewAttack Gaming Convention. Obviously if IG showed up it would not end well.

    I don't think anyone should review IWBTG. It's not worth reviewing.

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  56. no hay nick libreJuly 1, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    Well,I said "review" as an euphemism,I really meant "whining about the game being too hard,making awful jokes and and getting facts wrong",which is what Bores do,but yeah,in second thought is funnier seeing "him whining at easy games rather than really hard ones,because if he said about IWBTG "this game is to hard",he actually would be right

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  57. no hay nick libreJuly 1, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    "and and?" Oops

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  58. To GeneralCzar

    I found out he also made some post dedicated to the fans that he thinks of them as mentally retards

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    http://www.theawesomearchfiend.com/ there will be a live show at 9 PM EST

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  60. I can't wait until Bores gets to the Atari 5200

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  61. Both AVGN and IG are dipshit nigger faggots. WHTIE POWER!

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  62. Hey Batdan you motherfuckin son of a bitch. You say that the internet is a hate filled place? Guess what? I'ma gonna bring the hate here.

    Batdan and his cronies, as well as AVGN, NC and IG are all nigger jew dipshit faggots!
    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! WHITE POWER! Heil Hitler.

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  63. Bores said one of arenas is called "Haunted Forest" when it's "Living Forest". Hardcore MK fans don't do mistakes like that.

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  64. Hardcore555A, Go fuck yourself, nigger.

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  65. Fucking jew white trash nigger infested blog.

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  66. Well, this seems typical for an IG fanboy. They're widely known for being intemperate, immature, undereducated children.

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  67. "conseckuences"

    Lulz. Yup, that's an IG fan for you.

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  68. Free speech is a beautiful thing. It means we can discuss and criticize Chris bores in an open forum, talk about the pros and cons of his product and offer insight into his method.

    While being called a cocksucking Jewish nigger is also free speech, it's perhaps more appropriate to keep shit like that to yourself, you racist homophobic bigot. As all you succeed in doing is damaging... even moreso... the image of the Irate gamer and his fanbase (by association)

    What would Ronnie the skeleton say? :(

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  69. @digitalcheater

    "Since when does using GameFAQs, Nintendo Power, and other various guides considered cheating? Those are GUIDES. They help you out."

    Yes, because every game comes with a guide. Hey, genius, where do guides come from? I'll tell you; from actual gamers who can play the game without guides, or else there will be no guides, just n00bs complaining that the game is hard.

    "Not cheat for you. I use cheats after I beat the game to make it more fun. It's what I do, so don't tell me my way of plaing games is bad. I play MY way. As for the Pokemon AR codes I when I use them like that I train the Pokemon legitimately."

    Bullshit. It's either you play the game legitimately or you don't. There's no in-between, and you're deluding yourself if you honestly think that using Game Genie isn't cheating, then you're a moron.

    "It doesn't start off as a powerhouse. I actually play the whole game through whilst following the game's format. I may be using cheat codes, but I still play the game legitimately. I find nothing wrong with that. You may not, but that's you. This is me. Now fuck off."

    Stop cheating if you don't want to be called a cheater. Don't cry about people making fun of you for using Game Genie. With that said, AVGN and IG are both n00bs, not gamers, and the only thing "entertaining" about them is that they're there to be laughed at, nothing more (for different reasons, granted, but hey, they both suck).

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  70. "Free speech is a beautiful thing. It means we can discuss and criticize Chris bores in an open forum, talk about the pros and cons of his product and offer insight into his method."

    Freedom of speech entails making fun of people who couldn't even do the "Shooting fish in a barrel" act of making fun of Bores right, but I guess you're too much of a self-involved prick to notice.

    "While being called a cocksucking Jewish nigger is also free speech, it's perhaps more appropriate to keep shit like that to yourself, you racist homophobic bigot. As all you succeed in doing is damaging... even moreso... the image of the Irate gamer and his fanbase (by association)"

    AVGN fanboys are getting butthurt but Internet spam that isn't supposed to be taken seriously. Pathetic.

    "What would Ronnie the skeleton say? :("

    That you suck, and for a hate blog, it's blander than mayonnaise. "Hurr durr, hey guise, Bores sucks! Get it? Hurr durr."

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  71. @Anon

    "Well, this seems typical for an IG fanboy. They're widely known for being intemperate, immature, undereducated children."

    As opposed to AVGN fanboys, who'll suck his cock even when it's painfully obvious that he hasn't been funny for four years now?

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  72. Freedom of speech entails making fun of people who couldn't even do the "Shooting fish in a barrel" act of making fun of Bores right, but I guess you're too much of a self-involved prick to notice.

    "While being called a cocksucking Jewish nigger is also free speech, it's perhaps more appropriate to keep shit like that to yourself, you racist homophobic bigot. As all you succeed in doing is damaging... even moreso... the image of the Irate gamer and his fanbase (by association)"

    AAaannnndddd I'm done ;)

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  73. Freedom of speech entails making fun of people who couldn't even do the "Shooting fish in a barrel" act of making fun of Bores right, but I guess you're too much of a self-involved prick to notice.

    So pray, what is the correct methold for critising Mr. Chris Bores?

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  74. @digitalhypocrite

    "For the very last time, WE'RE NOT FUCKING BULLYING HIM! We're just pointing out his many mistakes, failures, and why people shouldn't watch him."

    Isn't that the very definition of bullying? LOL, it's like your cheating rant. "I'm not cheating, I'm just using Game Genie for fun!" or to be more succinct, "I'm not cheating, I'm just using my hidden answer sheet to not fail math class!"

    With geniuses like you, no wonder IG has gained so many subscribers in two years. They take one look at an AVGN fanbrat and say to themselves, "Fuck that shit." LMAO.

    "The dude lies! He says stuff we already know!"

    By your logic, AVGN lies too. Recently, in his abysmal E3 videos for Screwattack, he was asking when did Diddy Kong have a jetpack, and then saying later that the last DK game he played was DK 64 (hint: Diddy got his jetpack in DK 64; AVGN must not have finished the first level of the game).

    Also, he shows a series of NES games "released in Japan" that were also released in the US. However, the Famicom cartridges he shows are actually gray market bootlegs and some of the games he shows (namely Last Action Hero and Jungle Book) never actually got official Japanese releases.

    "Bullying would be constantly calling him names and insulting him non-stop. We don't do that."

    Uhhhh... here's a recent post by BatDan.

    "Seriously though, what _idiot_ would complain that a cheat code isn’t effective enough?" Irate Gamer Sucks: Redux Recap: A Super Force of Contra Stupidity (June 25, 2010)

    One of the blog's regulars, Fattoler, posted this on the same blog post:

    fattoler said: "In fact I can see why it takes him so long to make a review, he's about as photogenic as the Loch Ness Monster."(June 29, 2010 5:40 AM)

    WTF are you talking about? Yeah, you're so not bullying, LMAO.

    "Provide logical arguements as to what he's doing."

    As opposed to you, whose logic consists of, "I'm not cheating, I'm (insert an example of cheating)!" Oh, and by the way? Stealing Nostalgia Critic's jokes isn't "logical arguements" (sic).

    Also, BatDan wrote recently, "I mean wow, it's like he's never even played a Capcom fighter before. It's a button-masher, it's not that hard." E3 Part 2: The Failure Just Keeps on Coming (June 27, 2010)

    _Any_ self-respecting gamer would know that decent competition would beat down any scrubs who dares resort to dares resort to button-mashing tactics. But then again, I'm obviously getting criticism from a gaming expert... Oh wait, no. BatDan is as hypocritical as Bores--a twenty-year-old waste of sperm who thought that by watching Internet videos of MST3K, he too can make fun of gamer reviewers _without knowing shit about games either_!

    The fail and AIDS of this blog is staggering. Just... staggering.

    "We're not bullying anyone here. And as much hate as he gets from other people, he'll never kill himself."

    Yeah, with enemies like you, who needs friends? LOL.

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  75. Yes, because every game comes with a guide. Hey, genius, where do guides come from? I'll tell you; from actual gamers who can play the game without guides, or else there will be no guides, just n00bs complaining that the game is hard.

    Belive it or not but a lot of guides origninate from the programmers of the game. I ask you, would ANYONE apart from the programmers have worked out that grenade the wall trick in the Atari Indiana Jones game?

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  76. "Belive it or not but a lot of guides origninate from the programmers of the game. I ask you, would ANYONE apart from the programmers have worked out that grenade the wall trick in the Atari Indiana Jones game?"

    Yes, because the guides on GameFAQs were all provided by developers, LOL. You're justifying _cheating_ just to cover AVGN's ass? That is the definition of pathetic.

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  77. @Wolfmweh

    "AAaannnndddd I'm done ;)"

    Ah, so you're even worse than Bores when it comes to making jokes. You copy-paste obvious troll entries in a dismal attempt at humor. Kind of like AVGN after Friday the 13th video... I mean the "copy-paste entries in a dismal attempt at humor" part.

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  78. @fattoler

    "Yes, because every game comes with a guide. Hey, genius, where do guides come from? I'll tell you; from actual gamers who can play the game without guides, or else there will be no guides, just n00bs complaining that the game is hard."

    FAQs

    "All of the guides and walkthroughs on GameFAQs are contributed by volunteers."

    Mary-Kate and Ashley: Winner's Circle; The Times (London); July 1, 2001; Stuart Andrews; p. Doors.2 "Guides to completing thousands of video games, compiled by gamers worldwide"

    Fail.

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  79. fattoler said: "In fact I can see why it takes him so long to make a review, he's about as photogenic as the Loch Ness Monster."(June 29, 2010 5:40 AM)

    WTF are you talking about? Yeah, you're so not bullying, LMAO.

    Ahem, 'photogenic' is the word used to describe one persons suitability for appearing on camera, however it may also be used to describe the ease of which a person reacts to appearing on camera and how easy their speech and actions flow, a good example of a photogentic person in this regard would be one of the actors from "Who's line is it anyway?".

    Mr Chris Bores however splutters and stutters on his little update videos and indeed any other video where he needs to improvise in, therefore by the layman definiton of photogenic he is not very good.

    The Loch Ness Monster joke was in regard to the fact that pictures of the reputed beast have always appeared burry or faked, therefore the Loch Ness Monster is not very good at appearing on camera and is therefore not photogenic.

    The comparison between the Loch Ness Monster and Mr Bores' ablilities in the same feild was a joke becasue of it's irelevant and rediculous nature.

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  80. Yes, because the guides on GameFAQs were all provided by developers, LOL. You're justifying _cheating_ just to cover AVGN's ass? That is the definition of pathetic.

    Ah, but where did the gamer learn? from a magazine, and where did the magazine get it's info, from a gamer who wrote to the developer asking them for the various secrets about the game.

    Also you need to bear in mind the time constraints placed upon the AVGN, he needs to record footage of a game once a month, this combined with the fact that many of the games he plays are criptic and badly programmed means he cannot possibly beat every game, if he had the time he would but I seriously doubt you would have the patience to work out all the odds and ends of a badly made game with fake difficulty.

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  81. @Annoyingjackass: I don't use a Game Genie idiot. Don't tell me how to play MY game. I already said I don't believe what I'm doing is full fledged cheating. I've stated my point already. If you don't agree with my methods then fuck off. AVGN only used that Game Genie to prove a point of how hard Ninja Gaiden is. It's so hard even cheats won't help you. Stop making me look like a bad person because of the way I do things. Don't tell me how to fucking play my own games. You're nothing but a IG nai so get your stupid ass out of here and go suck his cock why don't ya? You're only trying to cover Irate Gamer's ass while you're talking about hypocrites. Bat-Dan's smarter than your ass. He has the mentality to create a blog supporting his claims while providing actual information along with it. I'd like to see you try to do that and make a blog defending your boyfriend Chris Bores.

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  82. In fact let's see you do that. Provide us with watertight arguments that are not simply badly informed opinions and then we'll listen.

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  83. "Ah, but where did the gamer learn? from a magazine,"

    At this point, BatDan would be using the TGWTG staple of quoting Scrub's own Dr. Cox.

    WrongwrongwrongWRONG! WrongwrongWRONGwrong. You're WRONG!

    "and where did the magazine get it's info, from a gamer who wrote to the developer asking them for the various secrets about the game."

    Uh, no. Gamers don't ask for developers for walkthroughs. As AVGN said, there are "Some guys out there who have more time on their hands than me". Those are real gamers. People who depend on those gamers? Those are n00bs and scrubs.

    If gamers did what AVGN or IG are doing, they won't be considered as gamers. AVGN is a walkthrough brat. IG is a Game Genie brat. Both suck.

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  84. I was ferrering to old video games, where gamers needed to rely on Nintendo Power, a magazine in close contact to the developers of the games it provided walkthoughs to.

    Secondly, AVGN is capiable of passing the 'regular' parts of a game much better than IG. Most of the times AVGN uses a walkthough is when the game he reviews becomes criptic and for the sake of the review and the time constraints placed upon him he uses a walkthough so he can go on and review the rest of the game, making the review fuller. Chris on the other hand froze at the second level of Home Improvement, no criptic puzzle or anything like that to solve, he just couldn't be bothered to play the second level.

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  85. @Anonymous Troll July 1, 4:39 PM

    ...
    Wow.
    I've got to hand it to ya. you definately lack any sort of restraint. You managed to fill you comments with some of the most despicable, God-hating garbage you could possibly think of. Boy, Satan must be proud. The amount of filth you spewed out of you dirty, toothless, skervy riden mouth has surpassed the troll-o-meter by over 9000 degrees. Or maybe I'm just exaggerating. But to put it bluntly, you sir, have lost the argument. Gowin's Law wins everytime.

    You know, Batdan is against racism in any form, so he could've deleted your horrible filth to protect the eyes of the innocent. But no, he didn't. You know why? Because it's just not worth the trouble. Besides, your precious comments are the least of your worries, for I have a frightful tale to tell about a troll JUST LIKE YOU. *Ahem*

    Once Upon a Time, in the year 2008, there was a troll who stumbled onto Youtube. He was a racist bigot, a big fan of Hitler, a bigger fan of Satan, an even bigger of Osama Bin Laden, and biggest fan of animal cruelty. By the time he signed up on Youtube, his heart's an empty hole, possibly due to all the abuse he took from both his abusive father and the kids at school who teased and mocked him as a freak. His self loathing was often the reason why he enjoyed pulling legs off caterpillers, blowing up ants with fire crackers, and torturing a frog that he managed to find on his own, even denying the frog's wish of putting it out if its misery.
    So, this troll decided that it would be funny to post videos of Harlequin babies, KKK rallies, and of course, dogs getting brutally tortured on his channel. Of course, anyone who has seen such videos are so offended (and how can they not be) that they're often compelled to call him names, give him constructive critisism, or even flag his videos. It didn't matter, he was having a ball with the reactions he gets day after day, week after week. He's a heartless monster, that troll! One day, he while lurking around, looking for some Youtube Drama, he made a discovery; A discovery that made him come all over the moniter. You see, he found a video about some youtube ranter (hint, the ranter loves erspecting opinions), ranting about voice acting in a well known video game franchise that met a recent decline about a year or two prior. Now, seeing as though this troll enjoyed a certain game that came out in 2006, and that the youtube ranter not only mentioned it, but bashed it to no end, the troll found his soul rival in the ranter. So, he decided to post comments about supporting a certain voice acter that the ranter is so angry about, making insulting remarks about good video games, and calling the ranter names. Now, it's one thing to feed an ordinary troll that at least must have some decency in his soul, but this troll is literally a demon and has no soul, and the ranter, despite his good nature, could not help but insult the troll, thus feeding him. (to be continued)

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  86. This isn't even fun anymore! These comments are so borring. They are over used and just generic insults. Cheating is the last Fucking resort and that is all that matters! I don't care if you cheat or not if you didn't fine if you didn't, fine. NO ONE CARES ABOUT THIS WAR WITH CHEATERS AND PEOPLE WHO PLAY THE GAME WITHOUT CHEATS. They are programed in the game. They pretty much said cheat we don't care!

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  87. (continuing from July 1, 2010 8:56 PM)
    Then came that fateful day. two months prior to this certain day, a voice actor that the ranter was supporting recently gained a baby boy. that voice actor's wife posted a video about burping their baby. The ranter and his online pals celeb1rate the child's existence and praise it as some sort of hope. But the troll... wished death on that baby. That troll made several comments on that video, wishing death on an innocent baby that had no involvement in the E-drama about video game voice actors. Even worse, he made a video, even claiming to have day dreams of doing unspeakable things to that baby. People were shocked, terrified, disgusted, appalled, and scarred for life. I have a feeling some even had nightmares about it. Everyone took their E-pitchforks and E-torches out, set their opinions from stun to kill, and had the troll banned from Youtube indefinately! The troll, however, was haing such a magnificent feast of hatred towards him. He loved it, and he just could not stop laughing and jerking off. He was having a blast. It had been a week since that dreadful day, and he was still snickering that so many people reacted to his sick, depraved comments! But suddenly, a huge lurching figure came into his room! Was it his father? No, and the troll was unable to say anything before he was being dragged, kicking and shrieking, into a dark alley somewhere on the bad side of town. Nobody heard his screams, as they slowly grew into total silence...
    On the next day, a group of police were called to investigate that very alley by an unkown character. The police team split up, leaving a female police officer on her own(she can handle it... right?) as they search for the caller/cause of the call. It was said that someone was found dead there. It seemed that none of the officers could find any clue as to what was going on... except one. A blood chilling shriek tore through the air, prompting the everyone in the area to rush to the location from where that terrible cry came from, guns in hand. It was the female officer, shaking in terror of the thing that lies before her: a mutilated corpse. One officer investigates the crudely ruined cadaver while the rest try to confort their tramatized lady peer. Suddenly, the sound of a grown man weeping was heard, and soon enough, all the officers see a big, lurching man in a trench coat, eyes filled to brim with tears, carrying a machete stained with blood. the officer grabbed his pistol and pointed it at the man's head. The big man dropped his weapon, much to the surprise of the officers, fell on his knees, and weeped like a young boy who lost his dog. The big man, who was actually the sweetest man and a father of four orphaned children, cofessed that he murdered that corpse that the police beared witness too. Having been taken to custody, the big man told his tale about who it was that he killed. You see... IT WAS THE TROLL WHO WAS MURDERED!!!*Thunder*

    So, that is my tale about the Youtube Troll with no soul. So what is the lesson to be learned here? Well, no specific one, really, as this story was only meant to caution evil, demonic trolls like you, yes, YOU, of the consequences of crossing the line.

    But I will tell you something even more disturbing. My story is based on a eral incident that happened on Youtube. It's not 100% accurate but some of it is true. What? Do you want to know the parts that are true? Too bad, because I'M NOT TELLING.

    Sweet dreams, faceless coward. ;)

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  88. "@Annoyingjackass: I don't use a Game Genie idiot. Don't tell me how to play MY game. I already said I don't believe what I'm doing is full fledged cheating. I've stated my point already. If you don't agree with my methods then fuck off. AVGN only used that Game Genie to prove a point of how hard Ninja Gaiden is."

    First off: He sucks at Ninja Gaiden.

    Second off: He cheated, and he still didn't win.

    Enough said. That's the "When did Diddy Kong have a jetpack? I played DK 64, and he didn't have a jetpack there!" Nerd for you.

    "It's so hard even cheats won't help you. Stop making me look like a bad person because of the way I do things."

    You don't want to look like a cheater? Don't cheat.

    "Don't tell me how to fucking play my own games."

    Do that to Bores first, then we'll talk. I sincerely doubt that, so I'll label you a cheat because you are a cheat.

    "You're nothing but a IG nai so get your stupid ass out of here and go suck his cock why don't ya?"

    Ah, the sweet sound of ad hominem attacks when the person couldn't, for the life of him, defend his stance. Music to my ears.

    "You're only trying to cover Irate Gamer's ass while you're talking about hypocrites. Bat-Dan's smarter than your ass."

    The smartest thing BatDan has done is not post while I'm posting, because he's a critic who can't dish it out or take it.

    "He has the mentality to create a blog supporting his claims while providing actual information along with it."

    Mentality? Son, I don't think that word means what you think it means.

    "I'd like to see you try to do that and make a blog defending your boyfriend Chris Bores."

    Statements like that are easy to turn around. Food for thought for anyone who goes about rebutting in debates. For example, I'll point out that you've become highly defensive (i.e., butthurt) once I pointed out correctly that AVGN cheats, makes mistakes in his videos, doesn't do his research, and generally sucks at gamer for someone who's considered a gamer.

    So in essence, it's arguable that you're being defensive of your "boyfriend" (i.e., buttfucker) when I said the truth, and now you're lashing out. But that's to be expected from fanbrats who are confronted with the truth that AVGN is an overrated movie nerd pretending to be a coprophiliac gaming nerd that has Tourette syndrome.

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  89. Some of us aren't fortunate enough to ask developers for stuff like that. We have lives too. And what about you? You think you're so superior. Do you think you can do any better than AVGN or...well anyone can do better than IG. You can't call someone a non-gamer because they use walkthroughs. I'm sure you've used walkthroughs as well. Everyone has. Face it, the video game community would be incomplete without walkthroughs. You depend on those gamers as well. We all do, so basically you're saying everyone here (including yourself) is either a noob or srcub. WrongwrongwrongWRONG! WrongwrongWRONGwrong. You're WRONG! AVGN is the superior. Deal with it.

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  90. @Anon: Point-blank. I'd like to see you do better. You say he sucks, yet you provide no substance as to whether you can do better or not. AVGN is a game nerd. NC's the movie nerd dumbass. Now feck off.

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  91. "This isn't even fun anymore! These comments are so borring. They are over used and just generic insults."

    Translation: WAAAAAH! I can't rebut any these statements, so therefore I'll go in the middle of a discussion I have no place in and whine that they're BORING! WAAAAH!

    Reminds me of: This game sucks! I can't even finish the first stage, and it's too difficult! Can't the easy setting be easier? It's so fustrating.

    "Cheating is the last Fucking resort and that is all that matters! I don't care if you cheat or not if you didn't fine if you didn't, fine."

    Oh, but if you did that, then what will you use to insult Bores?

    Oh right, TGWTG memes. I think the "My Jack" one he recently used was hilarious. BatDan should try to forced down that meme on our throats even though it's not applicable to what he's criticizing.

    "NO ONE CARES ABOUT THIS WAR WITH CHEATERS AND PEOPLE WHO PLAY THE GAME WITHOUT CHEATS."

    Yes, that's why you're screaming about it at the top of your lungs.

    "hey are programed in the game. They pretty much said cheat we don't care!"

    So the next time Bores cheats, you won't care? That's hardly sporting. How will you fill the retard and hypocrite quota of this blog?

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  92. Dude just stop. You're embarrassing yourself in front of 50+ people who hate you and IG all together. Just GTFO.

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  93. @ digiharrisom said...

    "@Anon: Point-blank. I'd like to see you do better. You say he sucks, yet you provide no substance as to whether you can do better or not. AVGN is a game nerd. NC's the movie nerd dumbass. Now feck off."

    Wow. This is like the Irate Gamer's YouTube comments. You know what you sound like? Here, I'm going to use Pokemonfan17 as an example.

    Pokemonfan17: "Point-blank. I'd like to see you do better. You say Irate Gamer sucks, yet you provide no substance as to whether you can do better or not. If you don't like his videos, then don't comment on them, dumbass. Now feck off."

    Like I've always said, give people enough rope, and they'll neatly hang themselves.

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  94. @ digiharrisom

    "Dude just stop. You're embarrassing yourself in front of 50+ people who hate you and IG all together. Just GTFO."

    You're right, you've thoroughly rebutted my claims, have made well-thought-out "arguements" and embarrassed my... oh wait, I was looking at my own comments. My bad. You've been... what? Resorting to ad hominem attacks and proving that you're a cheat, just like the "I can't believe he's not a gamer" AVGN.

    Nice try, but no medal.

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  95. Point is you're on a IG Sucks blog trying to defend him. Fail.

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  96. @ digiharrisom

    "Some of us aren't fortunate enough to ask developers for stuff like that. We have lives too."

    Some scrubs can't finish the first level of a given game. They have lives too.

    "And what about you? You think you're so superior. Do you think you can do any better than AVGN or...well anyone can do better than IG."

    Nah, I'm beginning to think all of you have about the skill level of IG when it comes to games. BatDan isn't even a gamer, just an MST3K nerd. If there wasn't a TGWTG website, he'd probably be stealing his jokes from Mike or Joel (as predictable as he is).

    "You can't call someone a non-gamer because they use walkthroughs."

    Yes, I can. They're n00bs, in fact, because a game doesn't come with a walkthrough. It comes with a manual, yes, but not walkthroughs. True gamers know that half the fun of playing the game is discovering things about it and manipulating it to the point of mastery. Then he shares his knowledge to the scrubs (i.e., casual gamers) of the world, who shouldn't even be called gamers in the first place.

    "I'm sure you've used walkthroughs as well. Everyone has. Face it, the video game community would be incomplete without walkthroughs."

    Let's suppose you're right... then that means IG is a gamer. I mean, if walkthroughs, Game Genie cheats, and doing all the stuff that even the AVGN does is considered okay for gamers, then IG should be considered a gamer.

    "You depend on those gamers as well. We all do, so basically you're saying everyone here (including yourself) is either a noob or srcub. WrongwrongwrongWRONG! WrongwrongWRONGwrong. You're WRONG! AVGN is the superior. Deal with it."

    The "AVGN is superior arguement" (sic) is irrelevant in this discussion because I'm not even disputing that. Nor do I dispute that "I've been gaming for 20 years" Bores is the nadir of gaming humor on the Internet. I will make fun of AVGN fanbrats who'd give him a free pass for doing the same things Bores is doing, though. It's only fair.

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  97. @The Spy

    "I've got to hand it to ya. you definately"

    definately --> definitely

    "lack any sort of restraint. You managed to fill you comments with some of the most despicable, God-hating garbage you could possibly think of."

    LOL. So basically you're saying, "How dare you fill our hate site with despicable, God-hating garbage!" Yeah... somebody needs to take logic classes.

    "Boy, Satan must be proud. The amount of filth you spewed out of you dirty, toothless, skervy riden"

    skervy riden --> scurvy-ridden

    "mouth has surpassed the troll-o-meter by over 9000 degrees."

    ...Degrees? LOLwut?

    "Or maybe I'm just exaggerating. But to put it bluntly, you sir, have lost the argument. Gowin's Law wins everytime."

    Gowin's Law --> Godwin's Law

    everytime --> every time

    If there's a quote I want to be remembered by, it's the "Give enough people some rope" quote. It's literally applicable to every last comment here. _Somebody_ should stop being homeschooled and have a taste of higher education...

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  98. @fattoler

    "In fact let's see you do that. Provide us with watertight arguments that are not simply badly informed opinions and then we'll listen."

    Yes, because you've been giving watertight rebuttals over my arguments all day. Well, no, not really, but it's the thought that counts.

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  99. No matter what anyone says about who or what, no one is going to change the other person's opinion. So one guy is defending the IG who gives a shit? We all know he sucks and people who defend him are obviously his "friends" and know nothing about games themselves if they're buying into his crap. If anyone compared IG to AVGN you could clearly see that IG is in no way a Gamer. Another thing, if you don't feed the trolls they won't bother you so stop this pointless arguement about cheats as well. People do what they want to do. You can't judge them for that or control what they do. Point is, IG doesn't even try. If loses one level he just pops in a cheat device. After reading what digiharrisom said I say he's not doing any bad cheating. He's not making the game easier for him. He's just forming the team he wanted use right away and I understand that completely. And using a walkthrough for help is NOT cheating. It doesn't make you less of gamer. It just helps you beat the game and form strategies depending on what game you play. People have different opinions about the ranters of the internet. 89% of people prefer AVGN than IG. Why? I don't know. It's their preference and we can't change that. As for the troll Anons you're comments and insult will get you no sympathy from anyone on this blog so please stop. Your arguements may be long, but you're doing no one any favors by defending IG on an Anti-Irate Gamer blogger. And seriously, can you do any better than Ninja Gaiden than anyone else here? You're not perfect. I'm not perfect. No one here is perfect. AVGN's not perfect. Nostalgia Critic isn't perfect. Stop trying to make yourself look superior to others because you and I know as sure as hell that you nor anyone else can do better at Ninja Gaiden. But like I said. It's all a matter of opinion. You like skateboarding, I like ice-skating. That's all it is and let's leave it at that. And really, stop insulting Bat-Dan because he's actually doing something to back up his claims. He made this blogger for that exact reason. Until you make a blogger or rant backing up your claims you can't talk about anyone, so please just stop.

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  100. @Anon (July 1st 9:37 PM)
    Thank you.

    Message to my readers: Don't feed the trolls. Thank you.

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  101. @ BatDan
    THAT IS WHAT I've been saying!

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  102. @Anonymous July 1st 9:37 PM

    Now that is one heck of a speech.
    You get 900 cookies.

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  103. @fattoler

    "Also you need to bear in mind the time constraints placed upon the AVGN, he needs to record footage of a game once a month,"

    Translated as: "A new Angry Video Game Nerd show is posted every month. And these episodes do take a lot of time and effort to put together. Each one can take up to 50-70 hours of work so I ask for you to be patient."

    "this combined with the fact that many of the games he plays are criptic"

    criptic --> cryptic

    "and badly programmed means he cannot possibly beat every game, if he had the time he would but I seriously doubt you would have the patience to work out all the odds and ends of a badly made game with fake difficulty."

    Ah, but many of the games that real gamers have beaten and enjoyed, AVGN can't beat. True gamers don't want to have their hand held when playing games, or else risk getting the n00b cred. AVGN has n00b credibility, as seen with how clueless he was with the PlayStation 3, how he called the Resident Evil series as First-Person Shooters (facepalm) on a recent E3 video, and how he claimed that the NES Metal Gear always restarts at the beginning after a standard Game Over and that the only way to continue at a later area is to use passwords (In reality, the respawn points when Snake dies is determined by the player's current rank, which is based on the number of prisoners that has been rescued so far).

    But that's to be expected of a guy who only first did this as a joke. If he'd had made a Nostalgia-Critic-like video or if his independent movies gained more popularity than the AVGN ones, then perhaps he'd have more informed opinions in regards to his videos.

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  104. @Anon (July 1st 9:37 PM)

    "No matter what anyone says about who or what, no one is going to change the other person's opinion. So one guy is defending the IG who gives a shit? We all know he sucks and people who defend him are obviously his "friends" and know nothing about games themselves if they're buying into his crap."

    Yes, because blindly following the herd without reason is also what defines the IG herd... just like you guys. You are what you hate.

    "If anyone compared IG to AVGN you could clearly see that IG is in no way a Gamer."

    If you compared AVGN to any decent gamer, you could clearly see that AVGN has no place reviewing games.

    "Another thing, if you don't feed the trolls they won't bother you so stop this pointless arguement about cheats as well."

    Seriously, it's argument. It was funny the first few times, but now you're just embarrassing yourself. With that said, it's funny when people can't rebut a statement, they'll instead claim trolling instead of giving a proper "arguement" against it.

    AVGN is a cheater. Why crucify Bores for cheating if AVGN himself cheats?

    "People do what they want to do. You can't judge them for that or control what they do."

    That argument can be used against this blog too, you know.

    "Point is, IG doesn't even try. If loses one level he just pops in a cheat device. After reading what digiharrisom said I say he's not doing any bad cheating. He's not making the game easier for him. He's just forming the team he wanted use right away and I understand that completely."

    Bullshit. If you use Game Genie, you cheat. There are no ifs and buts around that.

    "And using a walkthrough for help is NOT cheating. It doesn't make you less of gamer."

    No, it makes you less of a gamer because you're depending on the skill of others to finish a game instead of your own skills.

    "It just helps you beat the game and form strategies depending on what game you play. People have different opinions about the ranters of the internet. 89% of people prefer AVGN than IG."

    Yeah, that's a statistic you didn't pull out of your ass. Arguably, the fanbrats who worship everything the overrated AVGN does is what ruined AVGN in the first place. Why would he bother making decent, funny videos when his fans will love everything he does? For example, his Action 52 and CheetahMen reviews were mediocre to the point of boredom, yet the fandom still lapped them up because AVGN is slowly and gradually moving away from making Internet videos about game reviews (which he is sick and tired of) to what he really wants to do. Sadly, his own popularity has proven to be the noose around his neck at this point.

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  105. @Anon (July 1st 9:37 PM)

    "Why? I don't know. It's their preference and we can't change that."

    So if people prefer AVGN, it's because of personal opinion, but if people prefer IG, it isn't? Yeah, that says quite a lot about the failure that is this blog.

    "As for the troll Anons you're comments and insult will get you no sympathy from anyone on this blog so please stop. Your arguements may be long,"

    As opposed to this "arguement", which is short and to the point.

    "but you're doing no one any favors by defending IG on an Anti-Irate Gamer blogger."

    If you're any good at being anti-irate gamers, you'll be able to logically and thoroughly pick apart my arguments one by one. You are incapable of doing so.

    "And seriously, can you do any better than Ninja Gaiden than anyone else here? You're not perfect."

    I've beaten Ninja Gaiden. It's hard, but not impossible. It takes patience, particularly the final boss's second form and its pattern. AVGN's humor roots from exaggeration and lies (the punch line is that even Game Genie can't help him beat the game), but then again, so does Bores.

    "I'm not perfect. No one here is perfect. AVGN's not perfect. Nostalgia Critic isn't perfect."

    IG isn't perfect. You're incapable of forming a coherent "arguement".

    "Stop trying to make yourself look superior to others because you and I know as sure as hell that you nor anyone else can do better at Ninja Gaiden."

    The myth that Ninja Gaiden and Silver Surfer is impossible to beat just shows how utterly blind the AVGN fanbrat fandom is about AVGN. One or two criticisms of him, and look what it has made you do; you've gone out of your way to embarrass yourself. For what? For a guy who sucks at gaming? Please.

    "But like I said. It's all a matter of opinion."

    However, if it's an opinion you can't rebut, it automatically becomes trolling, right?

    "You like skateboarding, I like ice-skating. That's all it is and let's leave it at that. And really, stop insulting Bat-Dan because he's actually doing something to back up his claims. He made this blogger for that exact reason. Until you make a blogger or rant backing up your claims you can't talk about anyone, so please just stop."

    BatDan leaves much to be desired, and if he can go about criticizing people, then he should grow some balls and take criticism himself. Why should I stop if BatDan won't? If he wants to improve, heed my advice. If he can't, then he should be called on it. Just like Bores.

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  106. @everyone

    People need to know the difference between a gamer and an entertainer. My two cents.

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  107. @TheSpy

    Hey, dude. Sorry to sound like a newbie, but who are you talking about? :)

    @Obvious Troll

    tl;dr

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  108. Oh people these days.......it must be fun having pointless arguments on the internet to raise your e-penis status

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  109. @anontroll

    AVGN sucks! IG sucks too, but AVGN sucks even more because people actually find him funnier! I'm a Grammar Nazi, and I make tl;dr tomes because I have no girlfriend! RAWR!

    You need to get laid, fatso.

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  110. @Anon July 1, 2010 8:59 PM

    AVGN is a movie buff? LOL. AVGN has bad taste in movies. What do you expect from someone who can relate to Ed Wood, anyway?

    http://www.spike.com/video/cinemassacre-top-10/3423944

    Indy 4 and Spiderman 3 were garbage. I'm not surprised he liked them though, because liking shitty movies is kind of his shtick... which is fine and all, but let's not pretend they weren't terrible. Because they sucked. Bad.

    AVGN calling out people for sheep mentality is just a sad reflection of his own inability to understand why they're shitty movies.

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  111. It's his opinion. You can't change that.

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  112. @digiharrisom

    His opinion sucks, and he should be made of having such a stupid opinion.

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  113. You can't call anyone's opinion bad because it's not yours.

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  114. @anon
    "If (BatDan) wants to improve, heed my advice."

    Why don't you give a comprehensive list on how he can improve? I'm sure you've already have a tips in mind. And please don't use insults on that list. I just want your honest opinion.

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  115. @digiharrisom

    "You can't call anyone's opinion bad because it's not yours."

    LOL, you never learn.

    "You can't call Chris Bores' opinion on Tekken 6 sucking bad because it's not yours."

    Fail.

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  116. @Observer

    "Why don't you give a comprehensive list on how he can improve? I'm sure you've already have a tips in mind. And please don't use insults on that list. I just want your honest opinion."

    It's a short list.

    1. Get a sense of humor. Irony is funny.

    2. Stop stealing jokes from others to complain about people who steal jokes.

    3. Don't do anything that can be used against you.

    4. Research about games before criticizing someone who doesn't know about games.

    5. If it's a boring IG video, don't bother posting an entry. It's pointless.

    Things he's doing right: The scam reveal on IG's contest, the reveal of Chris Bores' use of Digital Juice's Blind Pass, managing to help IG get abysmal scores on several of his videos, his correct research on what Bores is doing wrong when it comes to games, and collecting the research of other IG haters into one blog.

    You're welcome.

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  117. @anon

    See? That wasn't so bad. You didn't have to cause such a big commotion.

    BatDan, if you would take his advice into consideration, I would be grateful. Honestly, I think you went a little overboard on some of your criticisms on Bores.

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  118. @Darephony

    Very well.
    It is the racist Anonymous troll at July 1, 2010 4:39 PM. I must warn you that the comment he posted on that date is just so awful!

    But seriously, what do you think of my story? was it entertaining? Was it scary? One anonymous person, though he could've been a little more nice about it, pointed out my spelling mistakes. I would thank him, but I'd end up feeding him. Bah! And I must point out that of course my story wasn't meant for the specific anonymous user... UNLESS he's the one that made the post on July 1, 2010 4:39 PM.

    Think of the Jews. Think, of, the Jews. :`(

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  119. Um, I disagree heavily on AVGN's last video on Spike.com. I mean, this is a guy who has made it a living to make fun of shitty games, then he tells people who makes fun of shitty movies to chill out? WTF?

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  120. @Observer

    No. That's a troll. We don't listen to trolls and their insane troll logic. BatDan is doing fine, the troll is using the old "AVGN sucks, you losers hurr durr" argument on an Irate Gamer sucks blog for his shits and giggles. Ignore him and watch him wither away into nothingness.

    BatDan, keep up the good work, and the Nostalgia Critic references are actually hilarious. Some of the readers should do what BatDan is doing; he's completely not even acknowledging the troll. That's the correct way to handle him.

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  121. @anon July 1, 2010 11:18 PM

    dude, so what! They make movies because they WANT to and they love it! Not just to please you pathetic little fan-boys who expect them to break their backs and minds trying to please every little whiny, snot-nosed little brat like you! If they want to make a movie just to have fun and do what they love, LET THEM!! They deserve it! They already worked hard bringing us other movies! They deserve a break to just chill out and have fun! That’s why they got into the business anyway. Because they love it! Not to please a stupid crowd of picky little unappreciative brats like you!!! So just leave them alone, and let them do what they want!! I love all movies, because I understand the effort and hard work it takes to make any of them. Actually, I think theirs only one or two movies I actually hate! Sure, I don’t actually LOVE all of them. There are ones that I can hardly stand to watch, but I still don’t hate them! I look for the good parts in all of them. Probably the only movies i actually hate are, like, Twilight, or Star Wars 1,2,+6. And I can even find good in them. In Twilight I found SOME good(It was hard, but I found some), like the Jamaican guy. And in Star Wars, in 1-the fight with Darth Maul, in 2-…um…well…uh…I think Obi Wan told a joke…right?(haven’t seen it in a while), and in 6-Darth Vader turning good(but man I hate those freakin Care Bears!!{ewaks, or whatever they are}) Anyway, don’t watch a movie just to expect an awesome blockbuster to just blow you (away), watch movies to have fun, and appreciate the troubles and effort it took to make it. Don’t be so fast to point out every little problem, if you do that, you won’t enjoy the movie, and there will be fewer movies you actually like.

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  122. @anon

    You're right. I'm sorry, but this is getting ridiculous. You keep saying to ignore him when clearly most of you don't.

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  123. How about AVGN make a video as James Rolfe that counts down the Top 10 Video Games That Aren't As Bad As AVGN Says? I think that'd be swell.

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  124. @anon and observer

    Is it bad for me to say that the troll makes some good points? Yes, he's a raging cockbag, but he does bring up some good points, like James using Game Genie and the like. Correct me if I'm wrong to think that.

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  125. @anon July 2, 2010 1:00AM

    No, I think he does bring up good points. It's just that the way he phrases it is... impolite.

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  126. In other news: Lewis Lovhaug's girlfriend, Iron Liz, looks like a surfer dude with melons attached to his chest. Discuss.

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  127. @Observer

    You're not the anon troll talking to himself via sock puppet, are you? It's mighty suspicious how the two of your are spamming the page just to get BatDan's attention and convince him to change (which he won't do, because he's smarter than that).

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  128. @Anonymous July 2, 2010 1:11 AM

    STFU.

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  129. This is now a Boxxy thread. Post your Boxxys!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yavx9yxTrsw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AihNudpEaUU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80hx2FfWjow

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ3wcNJQ2Dc

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  130. @anon July 2, 2010 1:14AM

    No, I'm not. How did you even come to that conclusion? I'm not asking BatDan to stop what he's doing. I've read this blog for a long time for the lulz, but some of the entries were... well, I'm not sure how to put it without getting people angry.

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  131. This is now a Boxxy thread. Post your Boxxys!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yavx9yxTrsw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AihNudpEaUU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80hx2FfWjow
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ3wcNJQ2Dc

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  132. Hey Batdan, judging by your posts, you seem to be the BIG expert on comedy. I've got news for you, motherfucker.

    YOU'RE NOT FUNNY YOURSELF!! YOU ARE JUST AS UNFUNNY AS AVGN, NC, AND IG. Who in the fuck do you think you are? Mr. comedy know it all? BULLSHIT! Have you done stand-up? No. Then shut the fuck up.

    Oh and I ain't an IG fanboy since he is unfunny himself.

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  133. Neither do you chum. We didn't call his opinion bad. We provided our own reasons to why it was not a bad game and what he was missing in his review. That's what the blog is for. To debunk Bores' "claims" and provide true information. Really why don't you just fuck off man? You're defending a guy that doesn't know the difference between NES and SNES. You're calling people non gamers for using guides when clearly that isn't even an issue to anyone but your ass. You're trying to make us look bad because of our opinions and methods (BTW, I don't use Game Genie. There is an in-between line in methods of using codes. I still play the game legitimately whilst using the team I wanted for that game. I don't consider that full-blown cheating. It's my game not yours so don't give me anymore crap about cheating being cheating because you don't know what you're talking about and/or are not comprehending what I'm saying. I don't cheat online, I don't cheat in multiplayer, I don't use those 1 hit-ko codes, I get legendaries legitimately, I only get the team I planned for that game. Cheating is cheating I understand that, but there's a line in-between that case with certain games like Pokemon. If you don't agree then fuck off. Besides, people are still debating on this subject matter anyway so there is no true answer at the moment.) You state your so-called claims to try to defend that bastard, insult BatDan (I don't think you have the testicles to insult yourself either smart arse). You're only hurting yourself man. Oh and the way you call people non-gamers for looking at guides is laughable. So I guess the companies who make the guides aren't gamers because they have to read them after they make them. Guides don't judge gamer position. They're there to help others who aren't very good and need to plan strategies. Insulting them makes you the bully here and lose more dignity than they do. Have you ever considered the fact that there are younger gamers out there who may not be very good at the game? That's what guides are for. To help people. They don't effect your gamer status at all. Everyone here including yourself has used a guide before. If you say you haven't you're lying. People who use guides aren't gamers. Hmph! My ass. You try to make yourself sound smart with all of your "claims" when what you're really doing is showing us you're nothing but an IG nazi. You say AVGN isn't a gamer for using walkthroughs yet ignore the fact that IG uses Game Genie most of the time. Reading on how to do something is better than taking matters into your own hands and improvising. You're doing nothing but trolling on this blog along with other stupid Anons who make no sense at all. You have no right to call us non-gamers because unlike IG we actually know what we're talking about and how the video game community works. BatDan wouldn't have even made this blog if he didn't know what he was talking about. If IG knew what he was talking about he wouldn't have a whole page dedicated to him on TV Tropes about his mistakes. Admit it. You're just an IG troll trying to make yourself look smart. You call yourself a gamer yet you look down on other ones well let me tell you something. TRUE Gamers don't look down on each other. They help one another and give friendly advice as to how to improve their skills. They don't pass insults around the table for not knowing a simple piece of information or making a stupid mistake. They help each other grow and gain more experience. Irate Gamer doesn't even try to act like a gamer that's why we don't like him. He claims he's played games for twenty plus years yet I refer you to the TV Tropes page. Gamers use guides to help them. That doesn't make them less of what they are. In fact, guides help them get better at the game if they're willing to try.

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  134. Next you're going to say How to Play tutorials are worthless too. What about manuals that come with the game. Are those worthless too? You're only focusing on the fact that AVGN couldn't beat Ninja Gaiden and you did. Woop-dee-doo. You beat 1 game he couldn't beat as opposed to the other hundred games he's reviewed. And back to the Game Genie thing, what AVGN was getting across was a message saying that even if you tried to use cheat codes for the game it would still be hard so don't bother trying. AVGN is both a gamer and entertainer. He reviews games and makes the review entertaining in the process. Wait! I got this one for ya.
    "So reviewing games automatically makes you a gamer?"

    No. Knowing what you're talking about, whilst providing facts and history people want to hear about, playing games for more than five years, knowing controller buttons without looking at the controller, caring about character development, story, quality, effort, knowing who Mario is, where video games originated from, helping others improve their skill, trying before cheating, not complaining about trivial matters, not being unpleaseable, know what kind of games you're playing, trying the game for yourself despite what ANYONE says, being polite and fair during multiplayer/online, knowing who Sonic is, knowing who Nintendo is, owning more than two systems including handheld, listening to video game music, not losing faith in your favorite company, giving HONEST opinions about games, having no shame in reading walkthroughs, having a good imagination, sharing your ideas for future generations, having good strategy skills, knowing your consoles, knowing which characters belong to what company, knowing more about games than your family, not restricting yourself to just one game genre, willing to pay huge amounts of cash for the games you want (otherwise not stealing games), respecting the opinions of others while stating yours in a calm well thought out matter, playing for more than one hour, understanding how games are made and programmed, reaching out to a shy person online, knowing how much a game is truly worth, never buying hacks or cloned games, knowing how to hook up your console for the best quality, admitting your mistakes and how you are not very good at a game, and most importantly knowing how to care for your system and games without them breaking down make you a true gamer. If I'm missing anything please feel free to add on. That's what a true gamer is. I'm sure AVGN has all those qualities. IG may have maybe 4 or 5 of those. So really, you're just here to defend the Irate Gamer and make us all look bad. About me making myself look bad for using "innocent" cheats, well I don't see anyone but you object to my methods so either the rest agree with my methods or don't give a damn. Face it man. You're only hurting yourself. BatDan isn't going to stop posting and correcting the IG until he says when. You nor anyone else can change that. If you don't like it then you're more than welcome to leave. I've said what I needed to say. Good day.

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  135. @anon July 2, 2010 1:11 AM

    I agree. Linkara may have gotten himself a post-op transexual who couldn't afford hormone treatment. He just chopped it off, then got a boob job. Bailey Jay looks more like a girl than Iron Liz does, and he's got a penor.

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  136. @anon

    "dude, so what! They make movies because they WANT to and they love it! Not just to please you pathetic little fan-boys who expect them to break their backs and minds trying to please every little whiny, snot-nosed little brat like you!"

    http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Irony

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  137. @ digiharrisom's tl;dr novels defending his rampant cheating on Pokemon

    If you were an IG fanbrat, BatDan would say to you...

    BatDan: "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Welcome to the Internet."

    In classic BatDan fashion, I'll now bring up Spoony saying...

    Spoony: BETRAAAAAYAAAAAL!

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  138. Moar boxxys! <3<3<3<3

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLWKWPSzlLM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCvkkBiNLWc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyKxqC2bJ34
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-rMhNqgEO8

    <3<3<3<3

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  139. "Next you're going to say How to Play tutorials are worthless too. What about manuals that come with the game. Are those worthless too?"

    Yes, because they soooo had that back in the eighties.

    "You're only focusing on the fact that AVGN couldn't beat Ninja Gaiden and you did. Woop-dee-doo. You beat 1 game he couldn't beat as opposed to the other hundred games he's reviewed."

    LOL, so this debate, this entire library of rants you're making, is because I pointed out that AVGN sucks on games, just like IG?

    HAHAHA! Oh wow...


    "And back to the Game Genie thing, what AVGN was getting across was a message saying that even if you tried to use cheat codes for the game it would still be hard so don't bother trying."

    So you're basically agreeing that even with cheating devices, AVGN sucks with games? Yeah, that sounds about right.

    Oh, and here's what his "well-researched" reviews have uncovered, by the way.

    He claimed that on the Rocky game, there's no existence of the TKO, but, as in the Punch Out games and the real life, the TKO applies when any of the fighters is knocked three times in the same round. In game, Apollo was knocked, maximum two times per round without KO, before the round 3, where was really knocked out.

    He also says in his McKids review that Cool Spot is 7-11's mascot, but it's actually 7-Up.

    Despite his claims, it is possible to shoot straight in front in the staircase level of Ghostbusters for Sega Master System. Apparently he didn't think about trying Button 2.

    The most inaccurate error for his Action 52 review has to be when he claimed that Firebreathers was the only two-player game on Action 52. Actually, it was the only game that was two-player only as most of the library allows one or two players.

    "AVGN is both a gamer and entertainer."

    He's not a gamer, and as of four years ago, he's failing miserably as an entertainer. Face it, he's deader than disco or Matrix parodies.

    "He reviews games and makes the review entertaining in the process. Wait! I got this one for ya."

    AVGN is a very cool guy. He sucks at games and doesn't afraid of anything.

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  140. @digiharrisom

    "Knowing what you're talking about, whilst providing facts and history people want to hear about, playing games for more than five years, knowing controller buttons without looking at the controller, caring about character development, story, quality, effort, knowing who Mario is, where video games originated from, helping others improve their skill, trying before cheating, not complaining about trivial matters, not being unpleaseable, know what kind of games you're playing, trying the game for yourself despite what ANYONE says, being polite and fair during multiplayer/online, knowing who Sonic is, knowing who Nintendo is, owning more than two systems including handheld, listening to video game music, not losing faith in your favorite company, giving HONEST opinions about games, having no shame in reading walkthroughs, having a good imagination, sharing your ideas for future generations, having good strategy skills, knowing your consoles, knowing which characters belong to what company, knowing more about games than your family, not restricting yourself to just one game genre, willing to pay huge amounts of cash for the games you want (otherwise not stealing games), respecting the opinions of others while stating yours in a calm well thought out matter, playing for more than one hour, understanding how games are made and programmed, reaching out to a shy person online, knowing how much a game is truly worth, never buying hacks or cloned games, knowing how to hook up your console for the best quality, admitting your mistakes and how you are not very good at a game, and most importantly knowing how to care for your system and games without them breaking down make you a true gamer."

    Cool run-on sentence, bro.

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  141. @Observer

    "No, I'm not. How did you even come to that conclusion? I'm not asking BatDan to stop what he's doing. I've read this blog for a long time for the lulz, but some of the entries were... well, I'm not sure how to put it without getting people angry."

    Don't start injecting logic into your argument, you'll only hurt the butthurt IG hater's case.

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  142. @anon

    "Um, I disagree heavily on AVGN's last video on Spike.com. I mean, this is a guy who has made it a living to make fun of shitty games, then he tells people who makes fun of shitty movies to chill out? WTF?"

    That sounds kind of hypocritical. To be honest, I haven't been watching any of the latest AVGNs lately because they sound more like lectures than comedic videos. If I want to know something about video games, I'll look it up the Internet, not watch an AVGN video. That goes double for his Shittymassacre offerings.

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  143. @digiharrisom

    "Face it man. You're only hurting yourself. BatDan isn't going to stop posting and correcting the IG until he says when. You nor anyone else can change that. If you don't like it then you're more than welcome to leave. I've said what I needed to say. Good day."

    BatDan is as unfunny as Something Awful. They both use to have a good thing going, but nowadays, they both lack the oomph and drive. I'm holding out hope that he'll come up with something epic (the Scam thing was fucking awesome), but nowadays, it's as halfhearted as, well, an AVGN video.

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  144. @anon July 2, 2010 2:06AM

    Alright, I'm sorry. I'm really sorry for wasting everyone's time, I just wish all this trolling would stop. I'm leaving now.

    Wow, I sound like I'm butthurt or somethinglol But seriously, I'm sorry.

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  145. The Last Airbender sucked monkey dick, and a sequel will only bring about Armageddon.

    Just saying. James' video has that ad going on and on, and by the looks of things, TLA is just another confirmation of Shyamalamadingdong's descent into failure.

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  146. @anon July 2, 2010 1:16 AM

    "STFU"

    I'm not even trolling, dude. Seriously, Iron Liz's lack of eyebrows, scarred face, surfer dude drawl, and inappropriate bustage just screams drag queen. It sounds mean, but did you hear it when "she" tried out to do woman's voice? It sounded like a dude trying to do a woman's voice! Beauty is a relative thing and all that shit, but man... I'm tempted to say that's a man, baby!

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  147. Krystal Skull why it sucked:

    2 reasons why many people complain:

    The CGI was bad
    There were aliens in it

    5 reasons why not that many people notice:

    The 4 new characters of Mac, Oxley, Spalko and Mutt.

    First of all, Mac was supposed to be Indy’s friend and yet he constantly changed back and forth between which side he was really on. I don’t really care about this character since I had never seen of heard of him before. The character development was so poor. It was not as if it was Marcus who turned out to be against Indy in the end, it was a character I never knew of. It was not a shocker or anything, it was bad writing.

    As for the character of Oxley, he was annoying and unnecessary.

    Spalko was not as cool as the other villains. I can see the jump the Communists since it was the Cold War, that is fine. But the character of Spalko seemed to be more like the henchman of a hire power than the actual villain herself. Her psychic powers were not impressive to me and she was not really developed as well. Overall just uninteresting.

    Mutt was brutal. He was annoying, not interesting, and did extraordinary things. Yes, I know he was Indy’s son, but when watching the series, I expect only Indy to be able to do the things that he did, such as fencing and swinging on vines. Just because he is his son doesn’t mean he should be able to do all those things. Just look at Henry Sr. He was nothing like his son Junior.

    As for the fifth reason, Marion Ravenwood. We haven’t seen her since the first movie. Since then Indy has been with at least two other women, that we see (yes i know TOD takes place before Raiders). Then all of a sudden, over 20 years later shes back in the picture? Come on, thats just a silly attempt to connect everything together. It doesn’t fit right that after all those years, they are just going to get back together again and everything. It was just a scheme to help the audience into a new Indy movie.

    Mac, Oxley should not have been in it.

    Spalko cooler.

    Mutt should have really have been Shortround.

    and Marion could be in it, but not as Indy’s wife.

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  148. God.....I cant belive i had faith in shamalyan. I REALLY wanted to belive that he'd do avatar justice but he instend made it a muddled, porly acted mess. God help us all for film 2

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  149. Just realized recently that Lisa Foiles, Angry Joe's bridge bunny, is the girl from all that.

    I was all like O_______O when I realized that. Damn.

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  150. @Motherplayer

    The thing that sucked the most is that the fans themselves all wanted to believe in Shyamalan. They really did. They were ready to make logical leaps to defend the film, but here comes "Night" and goes beyond the impossible by making even accepting Avatards feel dirty, bored, and betrayed by watching that film. I can't wait for Spoony to rip TLA a new one once he gets around making those vlogs of his.

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  151. @new cinemassacre video

    Rocky 5?!!!

    Say it ain’t so, James….say it ain’t so!

    :_(

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  152. @Motherplayer

    There will be no film 2. The message should be sent to Hollywood. Boycott this movie. Stop letting MNS shit all over our faces with his pretentious garbage, the effin hack.

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  153. I couldn't believe the 6% score of TLA on Rotten Tomatoes, so I decided to see it anyways. The critics are being lenient, this movie deserves a 0%

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  154. "I'm sure AVGN has all those qualities. IG may have maybe 4 or 5 of those. So really, you're just here to defend the Irate Gamer and make us all look bad. About me making myself look bad for using "innocent" cheats, well I don't see anyone but you object to my methods so either the rest agree with my methods or don't give a damn."

    Truth: You make yourselves look bad.

    The sooner you accept it, the sooner you'll move on.

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  155. @Anonymous said...

    That sounds kind of hypocritical. To be honest, I haven't been watching any of the latest AVGNs lately because they sound more like lectures than comedic videos. If I want to know something about video games, I'll look it up the Internet, not watch an AVGN video. That goes double for his Shittymassacre offerings.

    Do you Realize that James in his Spike Reviews he speaks as himself, the real guy, not the AVGN character?, you Retard.

    His opinions are quite honest and brings ups good points, specially his Top's 10 Like Videos.

    His Video pretty much give second opinions, wich is nice in some cases, and i think i liked more his Reviews when he speaks as himself, with an honest opinion, he seems believable, and that's why he so good at those type of videos, as opposed to teh characters ones.

    Chris Bores on the other hand has bad taste in movies, i mean, he think's that Watchmen and Pulp Fiction are shitty Movies, but he give praise to X-Men Origins Wolverine and even give it praise to the Dragonball Movie at first.

    are you Nuts, oh and stop Spamming Batdan for what he's doing.

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  156. "I'm not even trolling, dude. Seriously, Iron Liz's lack of eyebrows, scarred face, surfer dude drawl, and inappropriate bustage just screams drag queen."

    It gets a lot funnier when you think about the time he said he wasn't gay, and he's sorry to disappoint all of his gay fans.

    Mmm-kay.

    "It sounds mean, but did you hear it when "she" tried out to do woman's voice? It sounded like a dude trying to do a woman's voice! Beauty is a relative thing and all that shit, but man... I'm tempted to say that's a man, baby!"

    "She" reminds me of Keven "Ug" Lee from Salute my Shorts. What's funny is that it's the same video where Doug started the "Boy or Girl?" game, ROTFL.

    http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/3605-nickcoms

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  157. "Do you Realize that James in his Spike Reviews he speaks as himself, the real guy, not the AVGN character?, you Retard."

    Is randomly capitalizing words the new "in-thing" among kids nowadays?

    "His opinions are quite honest and brings ups good points, specially his Top's 10 Like Videos."

    Chillax, dude. I just said I don't watch his Cinemassacre stuff. I'm not even the guy who's spamming this blog, I just responded that it's hypocritical of James to say that people should chill out with how sucky some sequels were when he himself has made a name for himself doing just that to shitty video games. Can't a guy have an opinion?

    "His Video pretty much give second opinions, wich is nice in some cases, and i think i liked more his Reviews when he speaks as himself, with an honest opinion, he seems believable, and that's why he so good at those type of videos, as opposed to teh characters ones."

    This video confirms, with all due respect, that he has terrible taste in movies.

    "Chris Bores on the other hand has bad taste in movies, i mean, he think's that Watchmen and Pulp Fiction are shitty Movies, but he give praise to X-Men Origins Wolverine and even give it praise to the Dragonball Movie at first."

    Yeeeaah, well, if you're trying to get a rise on me by saying Chris Bores sucks, it's not going to work. I know he sucks, dude. The whole Internet does.

    "are you Nuts, oh and stop Spamming Batdan for what he's doing."

    I'm not the guy who's spamming the board! Jeez, I just replied to some anon who said that he's being hypocritical. You don't think he is? Well, air it out. Don't bite my head off for pointing it out, though.

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  158. Anyone else here loves AVGN, but hates Cinemassacre? Don't tell me that you have to love them both to be a "true" fan, because that's bullshit!

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  159. @Darephony

    If only they said "Aang" instead of "Ong" or whatever just once... JUST ONCE... it would be a better movie. As is, it just found a way to suck and suck and suck. Shyamalan is a piece of shit. What a fucking waste.

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  160. @ anon July 2, 2010 2:47 AM

    It's those Neanderthal-like brow ridges and Psychlo-like jheri-curls that kill me about Iron Liz... more like Iron Leroy, amiright?

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  161. @BatDan

    "- Sadly, he doesn't bomb the interview. However, it isn't a good one either. It was just boring, all he asked about was the characters. Who is in the game? How many will be in the game? Can we unlock them? Here's my question, have you considered asking about gameplay?"

    Sorry to say, dude. But this post is as boring as Bores' video. There aren't even any jokes to be made here. Nice work on that "Con"test thing, though. Hope you get rid of the trolls.

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  162. I'm not the guy who's spamming the board! Jeez, I just replied to some anon who said that he's being hypocritical. You don't think he is? Well, air it out. Don't bite my head off for pointing it out, though.

    Sure you're not.

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  163. About The Last Airbender:

    I'm a fan of the show.

    I'm a big fan of Unbreakable.

    This movie bombing the way it did is NO surprise to me considering the way M. Night has been trending ever since and the last-minute reshoots back in March. This whole production was a mess from casting to post.

    Harold Zoid could make a better talky.

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  165. Regarding the critical reception of The Last Airbender...

    IT IS NOT SHYAMALAN'S FAULT. IT'S PARAMOUNTS!...& probably Nickelodeon Movies.

    If you already know that I'm right about what I just said, send me a P.M.(private message). I have something to discuss with anybody who agrees.

    Nobody on the board has managed to prove that the movie is bad because of poor dialogue OR poor character-interacti on (which are the only true reasons to say a movie is bad because of the screenwriter).

    The Last Airbender was a great movie BEFORE Paramount decided to edit it into the version that you saw in theaters today...The evidence to support this is all in the TV spots and international trailers, which show us material that was actually filmed and could've been good-storytelling materal, but were removed by the greedy studio-CEO(s) before we could get a chance to see for ourselves.

    These are some examples, but they're NOT the only ones:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5Ra-2eLmXE&feature=channel
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mGiZBeetKM
    And I'm not posting these to say that everything you see in them is not in the movie.

    For even more examples of material that was originally in the movie, read some of the posts in the link below:
    http://forums.avatarspirit.net/index.php?topic=18703.0
    But even that is not all.

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  167. Haven't seen The Last Airbender, but I'm guessing I'll wait for the rental. I really thought this would be the surprise hit of the summer. This movie does look good-probably the best of all summer movies-from all the trailers and spots. Hasn't Shalamander learned anything from his past movies? Can't believe people let him direct movies. Either movie studios still had faith in him or Shalamander is one great lying, manipulative, convincing person.

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  168. Don't boycott TLA!

    I think that a better idea would be to pay to see the movie. Then leave after 10 minutes and demand your money back.

    Either way, the studio doesn't get money. But I think that the idea of people demanding their money back is a lot more effective than people avoiding the movie entirely.

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  170. Why The Last Airbender Failed

    M Night totally disrespected the source material and it's audience by not sticking to it. The name changes. Key events. Bending. Culture. All of these things M Night changed is nothing but a big middle finger.

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  171. If Mike and Bryan approved the screenplay, then M. Night Shymalan must have done some thing really bad to them to have pissed them off and let him run with it.

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  172. To Mr. Shamalamadingdong...

    Congrats you made Dragonball Z look like Doctor Zhivago compared to The Last Airbender.

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  173. http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/

    M. Night has antother hit!

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  174. @ anon July 2, 2010 3:38 AM

    That it got a good opening day is no surprise whatsoever. It had a good trailer (at least to the ignorant).

    But expect attendance to drop like a rock once word of mouth get out how crap the movie is and more importantly repeat viewings will be nil.

    I think all up it will make around 200 million, which will make it pretty much the bomb of the year eclipsing Jonah Hex (which was around a 70 million write off).

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  175. Im just upset that they let M Night destroyed what could have possibly been the start of a great live action fantasy film franchise. I guess it was to much to ask. Lucky for us that original series is still just as good as ever on repeat viewings.

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  176. @ anon July 1, 2010 11:18 PM

    My problem with the Indiana Jones movie was that there wasn't enough Indi !! Due to Harrison Ford's age, they kind of moved the character to the sidelines and had "Indi's son" become the main character. They should have had Indiana Jones be the main character and had someone else play him. (I know people would argue against that too, but it would...

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  177. Dante Basco's take on the whole thing:

    Today is the opening of the film “The Last Airbender”, a show based on Avatar, the animated series that I played the role of Prince Zuko, one if the lead characters. Now, with this event happening, I have been getting numerous emails and questions of how I feel on the casting of the film and ultimately does it warrant a boycott.

    Now some come from fans that would have like to see me play the role I originated for the series, they want to see me play Zuko on the big screen, and I must admit, I would have loved to do the role. I was told many of the producers were pushing to make that happen but M. Night Shymalan, the director of the film had another vision. Also him casting his country man Dev Patel, doesn’t bother me, he’s a fine young actor and I’m sure he’ll do a great job. For other’s the question of boycott comes from the casting of the other character, mainly, Ang, Katara and Sokka. For those that may not know the series, when you break it down to the bottomline, many feel that “white” kids were cast as roles that were supposed to be “asian” kids from the series.

    So… to boycott or not? I still feel a loyalty to the whole project, I helped to make it popular and I hope the film does justice to a near perfect animated series. Boycott is a strong word, but I do know that I won’t go see it opening weekend. I’m sure I will see it sooner or later, but my money won’t be apart of the opening weekend tally. In this day and age, in America 2010… I just don’t think it is at all viable for white actors to play ethnic roles… at least until they let us play white roles.

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  178. 1 i liked lost world… but it just does not have that charm the 1st one had… 2 and 3 are a group, but 1 is like a wonderful wow we did it story.

    Ghostbusters 2 was FUNNY and so was the game… it’s number 3 really

    Terminator was SUPER fun to watch and so it the tv series… just salvation… cut out the middle and we are good to go…

    The only thing i hate about gremlins 2 is that lady gremlin, it just gives me the creeps.. and cringe…

    Psycho.. i dont even like the 1st one… it has NOT ages well at all.
    The stairs falling scene just really made me laugh because it’s like seeing a guy dancing in front of a screen looking silly.

    Back to the future 3 is just a bit meh. but i like it

    Rocky… all of them the are the same movie… same BORING movie lol :P rambo much better :P

    Spider man 3… oh my god… not only those “nip pick” moments, what about the pointless part of goblin being knocked out then getting memory back, slow down plot? ok, then what about all the BAD BAD written duologue, it reminds me of the new star wars movies in that it is soooo badly written and directed… there is a good story there.. somewhere…

    Indy 4… i like it, what really destroys the movie completely is… Shia LaBeouf I HATE HIM, he is the reason i did not enjoy the new transformers… thank god megan fox is out of those films.

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  179. I Thought 'The Happening' Was As Low As Sham Man Could Sink....

    ...Boy was I wrong [[dead]]

    I liken M Night Currymuncher to a brilliant and supreme young athlete that becomes addicted to cystal meth or crack

    He goes from running the 100m in 10 seconds and hitting home runs at will......to sucking off fat guys in alleyways for $5.00....all in the space of 11 years. [[sad]]

    Unfortunately, M Night Shyalamentable is not addicted to crack or meth....he is addicted to ego...and I doubt rehab or an intervention will help.

    Look at how I rate his films (and most would share my opinion):

    Sixth Sense 8/10
    Unbreakable 9/10
    Signs 6/10
    The Village 5/10
    Lady In The Water 4/10
    The Happening 1/10

    Could Airbender be a minus???

    He needs to find a new line of work.....for all our sakes........

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  180. This movie doesn't look terrible from what The Last Airbender isn't that bad. It may have bad acting, but IT'S A SUMMER POPCORN FLICK.

    If you spend all movie over-ANAL-yzing it, guess what, you won't enjoy it.

    Stop trying to rip this movie a new airhole. If you think you can do better then put up or shut the hell up.

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  181. What are you blabbering about? Many people who wanted this movie to be great were severly disappointed. It's not just "people overanalyzing" the movie.

    Not only does it have a standard to live up to (an excellent cartoon), it just doesn't work even on its own. People who never saw the show thought "What the hell is this?"

    But I believe Aang can shave his head.

    Hey, that kid's imitating Fred Astaire! Get him!

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  182. Alright, so I don't know what I'm adding by giving MY two cents on this dirty business, but I'm going to put it out there anyway.

    So the movie starts off with the four bender demonstrations against the red background, like in the show. That was pretty kickass, and received nothing less than cheers from the audience...

    ...and then Katara's infamous speech starts up. The speech itself I have no issue with, but it's the fact that everything she says is written on an upward floating series of paragraphs against a black background...

    Okay, so this immediately tells you one major thing: this movie is far more interested in telling than it is in showing. Hell M. Night, even Dragonball Evolution provided some imagery with it's expository intro scene. Why would this be missing here? It's not like you didn't have the budget to do it. Star Wars can get away with this, you can't.

    Anyway, one ominous thing is that while this does not become a theme, Katara's mentions of the word "Avatar", tend to pronounce it "awe-vuh-tar". It doesn't happen again, but it didn't go unnoticed by me.

    So it opens on Sokka and Katara hunting, and things unfold mostly as you'd expect them to. You've seen the trailers, so likely you have an idea or two of what it looks like. They find Aang, but his whole introductory scene features him unconscious, with Katara trying to speak to him while he apparently seems to be in a coma. If you're expecting him to suddenly jerk awake and ask about penguins, don't. Next cut sends us to Sokka and Katara's Tribe, which looks fine and dandy. Aang wakes up in time for Katara to ogle his apparently sexy back- er, his airbending tattoos and for Zuko's ship to arrive.

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  183. It plays out pretty much like in the series, except Patel's performance goes a few notes above over-the-top, and poor Aang gets his hood thrown back with savagery at least twice. Meanwhile, Sokka seems to have abandoned any idea of resisting and does not attack Zuko, in fact prompting Katara to do the same. Anyway, they leave with Aang, and we get a slow-ass scene involving Iroh and Zuko testing Aang for Avatar-ness. Obviously Shyamalan realizes this scene is running way too damn long, and splits it between some exposition between Gran-Gran, Sokka and Katara, where Gran-Gran tells them she thinks Aang is the Avatar, though we still only know him as "that boy" according to the narrative, and tells them about the Spirit World, which they've never heard of before, which feels a little bit like Christians who never heard of Jesus.

    Anyway, Appa, thus far nameless, is shown floating like a parade balloon, and so somehow Sokka and Katara learn to ride and steer him off-screen. Meanwhile, we return to the slow-as-Water-Tribe-molasses scene, which takes a turn as Aang makes his daring and effortless escape. Pretty straightforward so far. Thankfully Sokka's "You can bend air!" line from the trailers has been cut, and we now make for the Southern Air Temple.

    And now, finally, after what must have been days, they ask what Aang's name is. And what do we hear back?

    "Ah-ng"...

    Yep, the rumors are true folks. The names have been re-pronounced, and yes, it's as obnoxious as it sounds, easily the most annoying aspect of the entire shebang. Here are some other interesting pronunciations:

    "Sew-kuh"
    "E-row"
    "ag-knee key"

    And this is when we actually hear names at all. Yue's name isn't mentioned for about 15 minutes, I don't think we ever hear the names "Pakku" or "Appa", and we hear the name "Momo" only after reaching the sacred oasis of the Moon and Ocean spirits when he's pestering them. No formal introductions, nothing. To save you time, people weren't exaggerating when they said there was NO character development that wasn't necessary for the plot. Aang, Sokka and Katara seems to have as close of a bond as oil and water. No chemistry, and as far as I remember, not even a hint of Kataang brewing, not even a single real moment. And when it IS present, this movie approaches romance with the bluntness of an earthbender, but more on that later.

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  184. So, after hastily introducing Momo, (and not giving him a name) who is basically eye-candy for the film with no plot significance, we finally see a flashback of how the temple used to be as Aang stumbles upon the skeletons of everyone he ever knew, comes across Gyatso's pendent, and out of nowhere gives out the worst, most strangulated cry of "No!!!" I've ever heard, before going silently into the Avatar state, whipping up a windstorm and rising into the air in a fairly goofy way. Here we meet the Spirit World and the Dragon Spirit, who chides him for being late before Katara is able to talk him down. The moment feels wooden, and what ought to form the beginnings of a character bond and make us feel sorry for Aang, leaves basically no impression on us.

    Ah well, but so we finally meet Zhao, who has Zuko and Iroh dine with him and his crew on his ship, purely for the sake of being able to taunt the crap out of Zuko in a manner as un-subtle as a train-wreck. Zhao is a short, high-voiced image of an Indian Napoleon with no apparent understanding of the original character. He comes off as slimy and arrogant, but never has any presence, looking more like a walking joke most of the time, especially given he seems to have no talent as a firebender. He provides some pretty lazy exposition about Zuko's past and motivation before both Zuko and Iroh decide they're not hungry anymore and stomp off.

    So the Gaang (or is it pronounced "Gong" now?) arrives at the Earth Kingdom to enact the cliff-notes version of the Haru episode, in which we meet the extraneous no-name extras. A firebender soldier sounds like a total ham as he says "That boy was bending stones at us!...It really hurt!". Now, imagine that line spoken in the lamest way possible, and there you are. Katara and Sokka reenact a joke from the show by having Katara accidentally freeze Sokka instead of the soldiers she was aiming at. They get captured in a bewitchingly easily escapable-looking prison camp for earthbenders, and spur the seldom guarded inmates into a riot, or what looks more like interpretive dance. Since the fighting is being done mostly by poorly (and God, do I MEAN POORLY) coached extras, the slow-ass fight features wild arm flailing that looks totally like grown men playing pretend, hurling pretend fire and rocks at each other while ILM in post-processing does all it can to make the decent effects block the camera to try and hide the poor performances of the benders.

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  185. Sokka gets his one moment of glory here, realizing his boomerang was taken, finds the guard who took it, KICKS HIM IN THE BALLS, steals it back, and floors two soldiers with a single toss of the boomerang. And this is the last of the combat for Sokka, though admittedly funny.

    God, I can't really explain this scene better, but I'm sure I don't do it justice. The audience was laughing, and not for good reasons. One point where the earthbenders are levitating rocks has a couple stones suddenly float lazily into view of the camera, and until they finally rocket them at some soldiers, it looked comical as Hell.

    Anyway, the battle won, they break open the Fire Nation's secret closet of bending tools and find the waterbending scroll among it. There's an apparent visit to Kyoshi island/village as an old man explains the statue of Kyoshi to Aang, suddenly stating that Kyoshi liked games, to which Aang responds that he does too- er, STILL does. And this sequence is neither referred back to, nor mentioned again.

    ...

    *Sigh* Bigged-Lipped Alligator Moment...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ds4xhz-xIY

    ...Anyway, moving on.

    So Zhao has a talk with Firelord Ozai, who while certainly not a bad actor, lacks any aura of true menace, and in my opinion is scarcely imaginable as the fire-breathing badass who takes Aang on in the final episode. But aside from that, they discuss rumors of the Avatar and agree to set up traps in likely places, making the scenes coming up soon entirely unsurprising. They also discuss the Moon and Ocean spirits.

    Aang and Katara have been practicing waterbending with the scroll at a lake, but Aang, despite being able to make most of the damn lake move, seems to think he's got trouble with waterbending, and opts to leave Sokka and Katara behind to make a short trip to the Northern Air Temple on Appa (yes, we do thankfully hear "Yip-Yip"), thus setting the stage for the film's version of "The Blue Spirit" episode. There's a scene in which Zuko broods in a Fire Colony tea shop with Iroh who asks him to give up his search. Zuko asks a boy what he thinks about the Fire Prince and gives additional exposition to exactly what happened for Zuko to be banished, and the boy apparently had a poor opinion of the prince, which Zuko uses as proof of why he needs his honor.

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  186. Aang arrives at the the temple to meet... Randall Duk Kim...huh...

    Kim, for those of you who don't know, is an Asian actor who is typically type-cast as "the wizened old Asian guy" in most films. Most recently he's played a tattoo artist in Ninja Assassin, a badass turtle in Kung Fu Panda, and Grandpa Gohan in Dragonball Evolution...yeah...

    Okay, okay, so sure this guy is hardly a bad actor and certainly not a mood killer. I've generally liked him in most of his roles. Even in DBE he's probably the most likable guy, despite getting offed in the first twenty minutes or so by Spike from Buffy.

    Anyway, the guy shows Aang to the hall of Avatars which he takes care of and was set to make the new statue of Aang...or something. But oh, let's guess what happens! Of course, archers arrive, and of course it was because Kim is upset over lack of business...in...making a single statue or something, that he's turned on Aang to collect a reward. Aang is captured, and the plot of the episode goes off just about perfect, though once more Aang enters the spirit world where the Dragon tells him there is a plot against the Moon and Ocean Spirit's lives.

    Long story short, Zuko arrives in costume in some seriously badass dual sword stealth that reminds of f|ucking Batman Begins, frees Aang in similarly awesome fashion and both fight their way out, Aang using Airbending practice equipment to his advantage, although at one point he seems to be using a bunch of panels to hide more than to fight. So Zhao gives away they don't want to kill Aang, Zuko puts swords to Aang's throat, they walk out, an archer breaks Zuko's mask and after seeing who it is, Aang airbends some fog to them to provide a smokescreen to escape.

    This was easily the most sincerely accurate bit of the plot, not that the film's sins have anything to do with keeping to the story, mostly. Almost scary, actually...until...

    So, Aang makes camp with K.O.'ed Zuko, but leaves before he wakes up, robbing the film of that powerful moment in which Aang suggests to Zuko that they might have been friends if things were different. M. Night seems to realize after the fact that this part was pretty damn important, so he crowbars it in when Aang is halfway out the door near the end of the movie after Katara freezes Zuko in a block of ice, so the whole thing sounds comically lazy.

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  187. Well, Aang goes back to the others, while Zhao talks to Ozai again (Jesus, how quick do those battleships move? Or rather, how small is this planet?) and says he suspects Zuko of being the Blue Spirit and a traitor, despite having no real proof, which he acknowledges. Ozai makes it clear that Zuko is not to be touched, which obviously foreshadows what happens in a few minutes. Zuko returns to the colony where he left Iroh, who is busy getting a foot massage (okay, while he looks and sounds nothing like him, Taub's performance as Iroh hits the right notes, and I'll say he's one of the best things about the film). He tells Zuko that Zhao's men were looking for him and told them he was on vacation with a girl. Somehow, though, Zhao's men seem to exert a clairvoyance only possible through the art of plot convenience, and have broken a gasline on his ship that goes off from a torch mere MOMENTS after Zuko first notices it. Zuko seems to have died in the explosion while running from it, off-screen!

    And after this gripping white-knuckle turn of events, the Gong arrives at the Northern Water Tribe, where they meet such people as...well, okay we know HE'S a waterbending master...and we know SHE'S a princess...uh, well, I guess we don't get to know that information yet. Sokka and Princess No-Name share a significant look, and the crappy J-cut tells us several weeks have passed. Sokka seems to have seriously hit it off with the white-haired wintress, (offscreen, undoubtedly like every other bonding moment between any of these characters apparently) and in a badly written bit of thinly disguised exposition, we hear about how Yue was born as a miscarriage until the Moon Spirit gave her life, and white hair, though apparently not white eyebrows. Which begs the question: does the carpet match the drapes? The world may never know...

    Anyway, Aang and Katara are busy with their noses to the grindstone, training under Pakku to be world-class Waterbenders. Pakku invites Aang to spar, but it more ends up being a game of catch, of which Aang seems to have little interest, glumly breaking through his "attacks" with ease, but not moving or really fighting back. Once prompted, Aang tries to go on the offensive, wowing the whole class as water in the canals all around them swells with power, but once more, dissatisfied Aang seems to think he's failing and stops.

    Meanwhile, ashen snow falls upon the city, signifying the approach of the Fire Nation Navy and their invasion force. Iroh appears to be assisting Zhao in the venture, although we're only told in passing that he was asked and agreed. This "Show don't tell" rule-ignoring moment brought to you by M. Night Shyamalan! And because Zhao has gone a while without insulting someone, he bluntly brings up the death of Iroh's son in the campaign for Ba Sing Se, and his failure thereafter. But of course, Iroh travels below to reveal Zuko is alive, out for revenge, and determined to find Aang first. Zuko swims through the frozen water beneath the city and uses fire-bending to make his way into the city, while the city prepares for the siege.

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  188. And so, the battle won, Aang walks down from the wall to a crowd of people who bow down to him. Katara gives him some encouragement, and he starts a complex bending move that- oh, wait...he's just BOWING...kinda unnecessary flourish there... In fact, the bending itself in the movie isn't bad, but so often the characters do these unnecessary flourishes and kicks that seem to have nothing to do with what they're making their elements do. That was something the series was adamant about. Every motion had a deliberate effect on the element, crucial to certain techniques. This simply wasn't the case here; it just looks like the stupid posing Sailor Moon or f|ucking Captain Ginyu might do. Anyway, this moment is supposed to signify that Aang is accepting his responsibilities as the Avatar or something, but the movie does such a poor job of conveying this theme through the movie that if you blink, you'll miss it. So the screen fades to black, and...that's it, right? Well, no, but the screen stays black for about ten seconds, so it could've fooled a lot of people.

    We basically open again on Ozai, who FINALLY gives us exposition concerning Sozin's Comet, and clarifies that only bending masters can create fire from nothing by saying the comet will give all firebenders the powers of a master. And who is he tasking with taking down Zuko, Iroh and the Gong? Why, it's Princess Azula! ...Or, some giddy looking Indian girl who looks nothing like her and emits no aura of command or creepiness...

    And that's the end of the movie.

    Now, here's the thing. This movie had a fetish for plot details, it had great effects, great costumes, great scenery. So...what happened? Well, in his obsession with events, M Night seemed to have forgotten he had some characters to flesh out too, and that this was a lot more important to emphasize than the accuracy of the story. How do we know Aang is a pacifist? Where did we see Sokka employ his trademark ingenuity? Why does Katara go with the flow so much, and not seem to emit any of her motherly aura? These aren't characters here, they're just bodies to drive the plot forward. Were the miscasts? Y'know what...I don't know. None of the main actors here got a chance to show anything worth showing. They were given bad dialogue, and don't seem to have been coached at all with direction.

    As to the race thing, I still don't care, and it certainly wasn't anywhere close to the film's biggest problem. However, I'll meet Racebenders halfway, and say that I wish the Fire Nation had been Japanese. Not only do the Indian actors not seem threatening, but I really miss those awesome top-knot things in their hair. Taub was my favorite performance as Iroh, but he still wasn't quite there.

    So yeah, just a mess. Bad ideas, very little true directing, worshipping at the foot of the show's storyline to the detriment of everything else.

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  189. You know whats funny, this whole review looks like the script for a Nostalgia Critic episode. It seriously sounds like something he would say. Including the "BIG LIPPED ALLIGATOR MOMENT" thank you for bringing me some enjoyment. But I digress. Wow that sounds really bad, won't stop me from watching it though....on bootleg.

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  190. That is what I have been saying. Please don't let this go the way of Shyamalan's other movies and allow this piece of awful *beep* to get a bunch of money.

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  191. The Last Airbender is worse than Dragonball Why? Quantity over quality. DB:E looked bad and was always going to be a stinker from the day it was announced, this movie on the other hand had both the MONEY and the TALENT behind it and it was a failure all around. That and DB:E is more fun to rip apart of, for such reasons alone I hereby declare Last Airbender WORSE than Dragonball.

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  192. Anyone else walk out of The Last Airbender?

    Katara's acting, which made me cringe every time she spoke, was the worst of it for me. My best friend is a big fan of the show, though, and every five seconds would tell me that they changed something. I only saw a few episodes, but even I could tell the changes. We ended up walking out after 40 minutes.

    Anyone else?

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  193. Waste of your time and money if you just walk out of a film. I stay until the end no matter how bitter it is. The only reason I would ever walk out of a film is if it featured actual cruelty to animals or children.

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  194. Well, this sucks.

    If this racial stuff wasn't bad enough, the argument that the child actors earned the part with talent and that race doesn't matter, is now invalid. They were horrible, and I have seen bad acting, these kids just couldn't act! Also, on the call sheet for acting, it acutally said for the hero's, to find white kids, and for the bad guys, people from the middle east or asian. Must I say more?

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  195. I feel like I'm back in middle school where its not cool like Green Day, except now its not cool to watch a Shyamalan movie. He's not a bad director, he just makes movies for a certain audience, one that is clearly not mainstream.

    I am a huge avatar fan, but I didn't go into the movie expecting everything it to be word for word, I expected an adaptation. In all honesty I was impressed. He took a 10 hour season and made it a less drawn out, more plot focused movie. The first season, in my opinion was filled with more fluff than the other seasons, and he did a great job picking out the more important parts to include in the movie.

    The acting, I agree, could be a little bit better. But take into consideration how hard it is to find a child who is both excellent in martial arts and acting. Hopefully greater skills will develop for them. The choreography in the beginning was a bit week, the actors seemed to be doing too much movement for how little bending was produced, but the ending seemed a little more realistic to the bending in the series.

    I think the races in this movie was a great idea, it makes it more realistic to our world, and it shows that anybody possess the power to be good, just like the series did. There is a possibility that firebending was Shyamalan's favorite, so he used his race to represent the fire nation.

    All in all, I enjoyed this movie and look forward to the next two.

    Stop hating it because your friends hate it. If you are going to go into the movie with a pessimistic mind, then don't complain when you come out.

    Go in with an open mind, its actually quite good.

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  196. Lost interest in seeing a movie based upon what others have written/said. I usually have the "well, it looks decent to me, so I want to form my own opinion" attitude, but the reviews for this film have all been so overwhelmingly bad, that I just can't bring myself to do it, especially being a fan of the series. Now, M. Night, as we all know, has had a string of crap films, IMO, starting with Signs, but, I had figured since this wasn't his story to begin with, there was a chance, turns out I may have been wrong, very wrong. I guess, the whole point of this topic is for me to say what many have said before me, give it up man, lightning may have struck twice, (Sixth Sense, Unbreakable), but enough is enough, stop crapping on Hollywood, I realize it's your job, but you need to realize you aren't good at it.

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