Do you remember that “Making-Of” clip that Bores included on his first DVD? The one where he pretends he’s being interviewed, stroking his own ego on how difficult it is working on the show, and going through the “intense” process of moving 5 boxes and playing short games. He did it again!
This time for the History of Video Games. Brace yourselves, this will hurt.
In the description he says this “documentary” will be a part of the History of Video Games DVD coming later this year. I’ll get into that after I finish the video, but I find it funny how he basically destroyed all incentive to buy the DVD. Other than bloopers, I don’t see what else he could include.
I find it funny how he still calls this video a “review”. It almost feels like his video titles are automated considering “review” isn’t capitalized.
0:08 - 0:47: The faux-interview starts with Bores saying the idea has been in his head for a while. Sure it was.
Then says the idea took off when he bought a bunch of books on video games, including one that tells of the history. Can you show us what book this is? Nope, instead he shows a CGI background with a CGI book opening up. Obviously he can’t tell us what book it is, otherwise people would find it and call him out on lying.
“I read the book, cover-to-cover, in a short period of time” You can read?
We then get a pointless clip of him saying “Holy crap”.
0:48 - 1:43: Bores rattles on saying the early days were like the “wild west”. Not even one minute in and my brain is hurting. That’s a really dumb comparison.
Then he says the one thing that bothered him was the lack of “visual representation”, he wanted to see the games. Well, you’re not going to get that in a book. It’s a book! It’s not like there were visual documentaries already made that you blatantly stole footage from and we have evidence that you did. I’m not letting that go.
Oh my God are you still talking about the visuals? We get it! Most of the shit you talk about in the series doesn’t even matter in the long-run.
Then another pointless clip from his show.
1:44 - 2:27: He gets on the subject of “creating the show” and how it’s like an artist with a blank canvas. … That just happened.
To everyone that still thinks the Irate Gamer is a troll, listen to how he delivers that line. He’s 100% serious about this shit. Yet nobody that knows him has the guts to tell him that what he’s doing is a bad idea!
He says that he settled on “a documentary style with reviews and ‘Irate Gamer comedy’ thrown in”. Someone tell him this is horrid! Oh man, his ego radiates pain.
2:28 - 2:54: He talks about the “script-writing” process (what the hell is with this CGI?), how it started with reviews of Space War and Computer Space and then filling in the gaps with “huge blocks of history”. You told us nothing! Except for crap you read off Wikipedia! All I remember about the first episode was “the scream”, the Captain Kirk joke, “Computer Space: Bob Uecker”, and the Devil Bores. Your attempt at informing us has failed because all I remember are the retarded jokes! Gah!
2:55 - 4:29: He then moves onto three possible points he could have started at. The first point (again with the unnecessary CGI) was pinball but he felt it was too broad. He wanted to focus on the smaller aspects. No wonder your pacing is unnaturally slow, no wait that still doesn’t make sense.
The second point was Tennis for Two (no he doesn’t actually say the name) created by “a guy in the military”. … The fuck is wrong with you? William Higinbotham! It isn’t that hard! Names! They’re important! Then again, this is the same moron that got Al Alcorn’s name wrong and thinks Steve Jobs created Breakout.
However, he felt it wasn’t important enough to cover. Translation: He couldn’t find a way to review it and make unfunny jokes.
He chose to start with Space War because it “started” the industry due to Nolan Bushnell playing it, creating Computer Space, seeing the Odyssey (wait, I thought you said him seeing the Odyssey was an urban legend? Admitting you were finally wrong about something Chris?) and creating Pong. Which lead to “the races”. Ugh…
4:30 - 5:18: He then starts talking about the musical score. Wait musical score? You mean that background noise that’s drowned out by Bores’ monotonous voice?
He claims putting the music in was a “time-consuming process” because he wanted to find the right emotions at the time. As an example shows Death Race set to some sort of “horror” tune that he obviously got off Digital Juice.
He goes on about how important mood is and blah blah blah what a load! Oh yeah, I’m sure it was sooo hard putting Ennio Morricone over a Western game and the William Tell Overture over a horse-racing game. Wait, isn’t Morricone’s music copyrighted? How is he going to get away with that in the DVD?
And to make sure we understand this “mood” thing, we get a clip of his editing screen and playing some “dramatic” music over the spaceship scene from the first video. Don’t lie about this, it only makes you look like a bigger tool.
5:19 - 5:40: He then brings up a realistic question, how many episodes are there going to be. He says he doesn’t know. Oh wow, that’s good planning right there. He claims he leaves it “open-ended” because he doesn’t know and because of “job security”. What does that mean?
The video reaches the end with him claiming he’s gotten e-mails from college professors. NO! That’s a huge lie! However, I’ll believe he got e-mails if said professors were debunking his bullshit. Then says that fans enjoyed the- VIDEO OVER! I’m done!
In the name of all that is time and space, what the fuck was that? Could Bores have anymore of an ego? Ugh. You know, the whole “interview” set-up only makes him look like a bigger douche.
As I mentioned at the beginning, Bores is planning to include this on a DVD. On March 24th, he announced three DVDs. Volumes 2 & 3 of the Irate Gamer show coming this Summer, and a separate DVD for History of Boring in the Fall. He still hasn’t learned why his first DVD failed. Also, nobody is going to buy a DVD that doesn’t even have an hour worth of content! No really, I counted up the time for all the videos, including the “making-of”, and it comes to 48 minutes and 32 seconds. That is an outright rip-off!
Can somebody bust his ego? It’s getting really bad.