Sunday, March 11, 2012

14 Months for a Fairchild Channel F Review. What a Joke.

*breathes in then out* Been a while.

It’s been 14 months since IG last did an installment of “History of Video Games”. A normal person would have just given up at this point. He started this nearly 3 years ago and he’s not even on the Atari 2600 yet. And he somehow thinks people will take this slow shit seriously?

The description notes he’s covering 1976-1977. On Facebook he noted that he’s stopping before the Atari 2600. Basically, he’s covering a dead period in gaming. The length of the shows this too as it’s only five minutes long. Five minutes? All that wait for that? Unless Bores is a stop-motion puppet, there’s no fucking way this video can justify the long wait.

*reads rest of description* Critically acclaimed series? Fuck. You. Who are these critics? Your 11 year old fans that are too young to know the true brutality of the Nintendo and Sega wars? Screw you.

0:02 - 0:20: He starts off with mentioning that the oversaturation of Pong consoles has ruined any interest in them, and brings up a console that “changed things” or something. He holds up his Fairchild Channel F. So far no issues.

0:20 - 0:41: He mentions the company that released it was by Fairchild Camera and Instrument. Technically, no. It was released by Fairchild Semiconductor, another company created by FCI founder Sherman Fairchild. The two companies were rather different.
“Called the Fairchild Channel F” Noooo. It was originally released as the Fairchild VES (Video Entertainment System) but the name was changed to Channel F to avoid confusion with the much more popular Atari VCS (Video Computer System, later changed to 2600). Wow, not even a minute into this and I’ve already found two flaws.
He goes onto mention that it used different video game cartridges, making it the first of its kind. This is correct.

0:42 - 0:53: He lists off what the console came with, ending on a place to store extra cartridges. Leading to a joke where he stores “other things” including Cheez-Its (and now I can‘t eat those anymore *tries alternative* never mind), ice cubes (I don’t think putting ice there is a good idea) and… condoms. Eeeewwwwww. No, that’s just wrong.
You know, it amuses me when IG fans (including his mother) say they hate the AVGN because he uses too much gross-out humor. … Pay attention people!

0:54 - 1:24: He brings up that the console has tennis and hockey pre-programmed into it, and that people were tired of it. Then moves on to 3 other games made for it.
He shows Desert Fox, then asks “Isn’t this just Tank from Atari”. Expecting originality from the early days of gaming? Pffft.
Then Blackjack. Starting a gag where he says “Hit me” again and again! You went over 21, quit pressing the damn button! He does this like 10 times, leading up to the predictable joke of a fist hitting him. Uggggh.
Also, was it necessary to edit the footage just to do that tired joke? I found some footage of Channel F Blackjack and you can’t place that many cards down. For a so-called “informative documentary“, it’s extremely misrepresentative of the facts.

1:25 - 1:40: After that he moves to Tic-Tac-Toe. He loses and the game says “You Lose Turkey”, which does in fact happen. I checked and the game does call you a turkey if you lose. It was the 70s, I can understand that.
IG yells at the game (as usual) and then the game tells him “Suck It Bitch”. What have I said about editing footage? How is this funny? The only credit I can give is that it looks just like the text, but here in lies another problem. He wastes all this time on tiny details like this instead of more important things like research or writing or acting or ANYTHING OTHER THAN PHOTOSHOP! Effects are a tool, not a crutch.
IG then tears the game out and throws it into the trash. Judging by how it barely made it, I get the feeling it took 10 takes.

1:41 - 2:00: IG brings up how the carts cost $20 but gave more income to Fairchild. You mean selling additional supply meant more revenue? Wow, glad I can have some moron explain how basic business works.
He also mentions the carts are numbered to “give anxiety to collectors”, prompting a joke where he’s missing Videocart-2 and it magically appears in front of him. What does this add? It’s just padding at this point.

2:01 - 2:27: To further “milk this cash cow” as he puts it (and here’s another issue, how he phrases things, how is this a cash cow?) Fairchild released ten more cartridges. Actually, of the 26 Channel F games, the first 21 were released by them. Not just 13. Sounds to me like that’s all he could find.
We then get a quick montage of IG listing a game then cutting to him looking bored. He lists one of the math games, looks excited, then goes back to bored. Oh Bores, don’t try convincing us math excites you. Especially when you get something as easy as 8 times 2 wrong. I suck at math and even I know it’s 16, not 20. If you were attempting to “lose” in that shot, don’t do it on a fucking math game!
He wonders if any of the games don’t suck. … It was 1976. Games were in their infancy. Fucking adjust your mind. This is like the Odyssey video all over again! Here’s a shock, 36 years ago we didn’t have Blu-Rays or HDTVs. This is what existed. God damn how do people take you seriously?
He then throws away all the games. Out there, a collector is shedding a tear witnessing this abuse.

2:28 - 2:59: He says they stopped making Videocarts in 1977 (try a year later) and mentions one of the popular ones was #17, Pinball Challenge. He plays it and notices it’s just Breakout… then says “fuck them”. Saying the f-word again, meaning he still can’t decide what demographic he wants. Make up your mind!
He brings up how this was popular enough that other companies started trying their own versions, but that there was a “dark road” coming. Umm… spooky?

3:00 - 3:33: IG continues to insult our intelligence by using a special effects line in his hands to represent 76-77 and how this was the first “video game crash”. I checked and this was a real thing. Not Bores trying to be dramatic again like the “Maganvox and Atari war”. That didn’t exist!
He does another “throwing out” joke by throwing out his Pong console. *sighs* No respect at all. And no respect to the rule of three. This is giving me a headache.
Then he says Fairchild bailed out due to low sales. Actually it was more along the lines of the 2600 doing much better in sales, but okay.
IG moves onto the arcade, mentioning how it was getting too much crap, listing a few examples. He walks on screen and tells them they don’t ring a bell because they were crap… then he explodes. What the fuck was that? You can’t just randomly explode like that.

3:34 - 4:05: IG mentions how Nolan Bushnell was facing problems and wanted to get his console out, but needed money. So Bushnell sold the company to Warner Communications. Hmm, accuracy. This is rare.

The video comes to a quick end with IG mentioning other companies tried consoles but failed, and only Atari could do it. Blah blah blah blah next time is the Atari VCS/2600. You know, for only being five minutes there was A LOT wrong with it.

Along with being horribly misinformed, it was insanely stupid with those jokes, and way too fucking short. This was just a review of the Channel F and some bits about the lesser-known crash. How the fuck did this take so long to get out? Nothing about it showed it required months of work. Just… ugh.

Five minutes? What kind of joke is that? And how does Bores expect people to take him seriously when he uses tired Blackjack jokes and puts condoms in his console? Even if I ignore all that, I haven’t learned a damn thing about the history of video games. His words don’t stick.

What disgusts me is that a forum user on TVTropes said their college professor showed IG‘s Odyssey video in class. I quickly told them to show my blog and how it points out everything is wrong. This is what I’m trying to fight people! Ignorance. People that don’t realize this man is a fraud. Not everyone is a gamer and don’t know that most of what he’s saying is outright false. This is one thing I’m trying to do here!

So it took him nearly 3 years to get to the Atari 2600. Unbelievable. You have to try in order to be that bad.

That’s all for now everyone. Bores said that he has a new Neo video in the works (I predict Sonic Generations, or if his Facebook is anything to go by, Skylanders) and another short (oh good, more nonsense like that Lakitu video). I’m going to sleep.

80 comments:

  1. Hey Dan, in case you missed my last post on your previous post, here it is again in case you'd like to point this out in an edit:

    God damn it, Bores, I thought you had stopped stealing jokes!
    Okay, so first he makes a joke about the storage space in the Channel F, putting Cheezits and other junk in there. Seemed a bit similar to the Nerd's joke about putting beer in the Atari 5200. Still, I thought, MAYBE this one was just a coincidence. I suppose I could give him the benefit of the dou-
    *Blackjack joke obviously stolen from Family guy*
    FUCK YOU, YOU PLAGIARIZING SHITHEAD!

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    1. also used in a '93 Simpsons episode "Brother from the Same Planet" when Barts telling Tom about Homer gambling all their money away.

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    2. No, he is referring to a scene from Family Guy where Peter is a Black Jack dealer and punches a woman after she said, „Hit me.“

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  2. The one thing I can positively say about this review: he released it on time. Barely.

    Other than that, this was painfully annoying. Dumb jokes, "special effects", a narrow mind for tech from the 70s, huge inaccuracies, another typical Bores failure to add to the pile.

    And about that college professor, I really hope that's a joke. That or the professor is a teacher on psychology and was just showing Bores' video to his class to illustrate mental illness. I just can't fathom the idea that there's an educator out there that thinks that Bores is legit!

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    1. In all fairness, it could be laziness of the professor, he typed I. Magnavox oddysey and that was the first video that popped up.

      There's also a distinct lack of "accurate" video makers on the web, and the ones that are, are often buried by I'll researching idiots who place "comedy" over information.

      On the plus side, some of my retro corner episodes have been used in a couple of universities on the UK, so I'm quite chuffed about that!

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    2. Good to know that the universities have a better quality control XD

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  3. I did enjoy the early YouTube comment he received from AMEwrestling:

    "I am a huge video game buff and this is the first time I have ever heard about the Fairchild Channel F. YOU REALLY DID YOUR RESEARCH CHRIS! Great job! Keep it coming!"

    So all I can assume is Mr. AMEwrestling is either A) a liar, as the channel F is common knowledge b) a kid, who doesn't k ow of any consoles pre NES c) a sarcastic douche or d) a fucking idiot and suck up.

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  4. I... wow. Fourteen months for THIS contrived bullshit. Just... fuck this deep throating ass-muncher. How... how the hell can anyone DEFEND this? The horrible time frame, the inaccuracy, the pitiful attempts at humor... nope. Can't do it. I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt but he's painfully obvious. He's nothing more than a braying jackass.

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  5. God...this is unbelievably pathetic BatDan. How long do you wanna milk this blog? Move the fuck on. It's really sad to see that there are people that keep going on about this when most of the world stopped caring since, at the very most, 2010.

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    1. why hello there Timothy. you just couldn't stop trolling at just NostalgiaCriticFan4's reuploads. you just had to come here didn't you? fucking fail troll >:(

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    2. Tim - as long as he's still releasing videos (albeit very few of them); as long as he's still making money from an idea and material he flat-out stole from more talented and intelligent individuals without referencing their influence on him; as long as he's still completely half-arseing the few videos he DOES release while continuing to bleat on about how great he is; as long as there are still blind, deluded fanboys on Youtube defending everything he does and photoshopping images to show different upload dates or fake messages from James Rolfe and others in order to defame them; and as long as Chris Bores continues to - illegally, I might add - send fake copyright notices from a non-existent company in order to get videos removed that criticise his 'work' - there will always, ALWAYS be a reason to critique and analyse his activity. If you don't want to read it, don't go on a blog called 'Irate Gamer Sucks'. It's that simple.

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    3. It's really sad to see you still caring about people who still care about IG ^^

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  6. Oh wow. Bores uses Condom jokes? Please Chris...just...NO!

    And wow, there are schools that show students IG's Odyssey video. That's very sad. I fear for the future everyone...

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    1. He did make a masturbation joke back in his Odyssey review (if i recall correctly) so i'm really not surprised.

      Good god. They really show this trash in SCHOOLS?

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  7. Ye gods.

    After dragging this out for almost 3 years, he's stopping on the Atari 2600? This proves there is no point to this series when there are people who can do far better in less time than Bores.

    If it's any consolation, the two colleges I went to (Oregon Institute of Technology and Linn Benton Community College) have enough people that are knowledgeable about video games, both teacher and student; and would not use Bores' Odyssey video as a reference. Still, the fact that there are professors and students who would even consider that man as a credible resource could very well make the film Idiocracy a reality.

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  8. "Who are these critics? Your 11 year old fans that are too young to know the true brutality of the Nintendo and Sega wars?"

    I'm just waiting for when he gets that far (even though he won't) and tries to pull out that "the Genesis was created to compete with the Super Nintendo" bull crap (instead of the other way around).

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    1. You're looking at sometime in the 2020s before he gets anywhere near the 16 bit era.

      Christ, the Xbox 720 will be considered retro by the time he covers them!

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    2. Isn't that a bit optimistic? I fear not a single person commenting on this blog will be alive at the time he leaves the 8 bit era...

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  9. ... There's already a new IG video up at GotGame. He talks about Skylanders.

    *sighs* Expect it later today or tomorrow.

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  10. Yawn, another Batdannight rant full of bias, nitpicky, whining.

    1. What's wrong with calling it the Fairchild Channel F? That was the name of the damn thing. You'd have a point if it was Channel F then switched to VES, but that didn't happen.

    2. No reviewer in the world would have not made a joke about the game calling you a turkey.

    3. (lol I love this constant complaint from you) "The wait was too long and the video is too short" How many HOVG videos have you done Batbias? none? I thought so. You no clue how much time it takes to make a series like Bores is doing. You probably wont believe it but Bores probably has a real job and a life outside of his show.

    4. People seemed to take AVGN seriously with his potty humor and overused jokes.

    5. "IG continues to insult our intelligence by using a special effects line in his hands to represent 76-77 and how this was the first “video game crash”." Because only 12 year olds use a line to represent spaces in time right?

    6. "What disgusts me is that a forum user on TVTropes said their college professor showed IG‘s Odyssey video in class. I quickly told them to show my blog" yeah because it's better to show a jealous pissed off pricks blog whining about a reviewer more popular then him.

    7. "I haven’t learned a damn thing about the history of video games" I don't know what you were watching but the IG video I watched actually taught me about the first video game crash and the first console to use cartridges.

    Funny how there's more errors in your rant then the IG video you're ranting on.

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    1. Why are you defending this stupid piece of crap?

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    2. and by stupid piece of crap, I mean the Irate Gamer. (as if I had to point that out to you in case you didn't get who I was referring to)

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    3. Indeed, how dare Batdan citisise such videogratographic perfection?

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    4. Actually Ozzy its because his Blog shows Ralph Baer, not Batdan, tearing his inaccuracies to shreds http://irategamersucks.blogspot.com/2011/03/ralph-baer-responds-no-chris-he-didnt.html

      This series is suppose to be a documentary and he hasn't gone back to correct his mistakes, while Bores will delete youtube comments who point out errors can you explain how its nothing short of uncaring laziness to ignore the key figure of what your documentary was about? Even a guy like Spoony, who can get pretty defensive at times, apologised and added notes that he made a mistake recounting a fictional D&D encounter when people pointed it out.

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    5. The difference is, BatDan isn't making money from this blog and he doesn't claim to be an expert. Chris Bores is a Youtube partner whose ego is well in advance of his virtually non-existent knowledge. As for 'bias'? Given that the blog is called 'Irate Gamer Sucks', I don't know whether you're naive or stupid (or both) to expect complete transparency and objectivity from the material but either way you're clearly barking up the wrong tree. I have to wonder why you're even reading it if you know full-well that you're going to disagree with what's being said, unless (as I suspect) it's just to troll out of sheer self-loathing.

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    6. 1. It was something Bores should have at least brought up.

      2. Yes, someone else would have made a joke here, but the fact is that this is at least the third time a video game has called IG "bitch". Wasn't that funny the first time, still not funny now.

      3. And now we've sunk to the "Let's see you do better" level. Pathetic, Ozmand. Pathetic.

      4. See, Ozwald, this is an example of a true double standard. IG fans diss the nerd for poop jokes then ignore equally base humor from Bores.

      5. Eh, I got nothing.

      6. Well, it IS better that they know just how full of shit Bores is so that they might find a more reliable source for this information. And the jealous argument? Pretty weak, Ozstrich.

      7. I WILL concede that I learned a bit from this video. However, I probably could have learned more by skimming a Wikipedia article on the topic.

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    7. 3. Then how can you even DARE to critize a blogger if you don't have one of your own? You have no idea how much time it takes to nitpick IG videos!

      (And now I hope you realize how stupid that kind of criticism is)

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  11. 2:25 - Take a shot.

    2:42 - Winter Games

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  12. Wow. Just when you think Bores couldn't get any lazier. IT TOOK HIM FOURTEEN FUCKING MONTHS TO FINISH THIS VIDEO AND IT'S ONLY FIVE FUCKING MINUTES! Even by Bores's standards that's sad. Great blog as always BatDan.

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  13. How in the world did Bores miss the second model of the Fairchild Channel F? I think that information would been beneficial to his series. It would certainly lengthen his video a bit. I can imagine Bores would say he did not include the information because he does not have the console which is just as silly as buying a Famicom R.O.B. to confirm their colors.

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  14. "2:28 - 2:59: He says they stopped making Videocarts in 1977 (try a year later)"

    When I watched the video, I heard him say 1978.

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  15. Good Lord, how can this be possible? 14 months for a five minute video full of innacuracies? Unbelievable.
    If Bores was a god, he'd be the God of Laziness. There's no way he spent 14 months working on this, or any of his other recent videos.
    No. Fucking. Way.

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  16. ...and he still pronounces "portal" as "port hole".

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  17. lol it's always the same response with you people, "IG's huge ego, he's making money, he's lazy, etc etc" You all sound like a broken record.

    How is it that IG is lazy because it took him 14 months to release his new HOVG episode? He obviously has a life outside of reviewing, but you people seem to ignore that fact.

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    1. Wouldn't he have said himself that he has an actual job? It's better than saying his hard drive crashed. :P

      Also, calling us broken records? How about you take your own advice? Oh wait, I forgot I'm talking to a closet troll.

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    2. Mmm...I do not recall anyone praising Rolfe for bathroom jokes. Someone (besides you) reference it, but he did not praise him for it. Surely if what you say is true, you can find us at least three quotes in this blog site no older than six months to support your claim.

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    3. Sure, because the other reviewers don't have a life nor a job; and of course, Bores works so hard he can't do a video longer than FIVE MINUTES in a FOURTEEN MONTHS span.

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  18. @lordlaharl

    1. Sure maybe he should have brought it up; but was it that important? No.

    2. Well it's not his fault that the game calls the player a turkey.

    3. Hey, nice cop out!

    4. And people here criticize IG for poop jokes while praising the nerd, so most people here are guilty of double standards.

    5. Yeah, that's what I thought.

    6. Why should everyone in the world have to know about how bad IG is? Who gives a shit if some professor used his video? It was fairly accurate.

    7. Yeah exactly, but Batdannight being the whinny inconsiderate douche cant admit that so he uses that as a half assed complaint.

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  19. Oh yeah and It's pretty pathetic how you people make fun of him by saying he has a mental illness, that's real classy.

    Do you people also go to cancer wards and hand out funeral parlor brochures?

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    1. Geez, I never thought of that. It's almost like it wasn't just one person joking about it. You see your problem there, Ozzy? You take one person from this blog, and then you generalize the entire blog's community.

      Also, have you ever heard of a little something called black humor?

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    2. Considering he clearly possesses a Narcissistic personality, that is actually considered a mental illness.

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  20. Why is everyone bothering to respond to Ozzy? The guy's nothing more than a delusional nitwit.

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    1. Because it's fun to play with a person with a twig on his head in and attempt to disguise his trolling.

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  21. @VinceThePhilosopher

    Why? Because I dare criticize the person criticizing a reviewer no one's cared about since 2008?

    If I'm a "delusional nitwit" then so is everyone else here.

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    1. No. I find no problem with offering criticism towards anyone or anything. You come here, disrespect everyone who thinks other than you, and you seem to adhere to the Archfiend mentality of "I right, you wrong, I win cause I say so". You constantly shoot yourself in the foot with your arguments, listen to yourself.

      Hmm, apparently James is "too busy" with his movie to put together an AVGN episode for all his fans, But not too busy to go to some video game competition with Screwattack.

      As Batdannight so riotously put it with IG, "Nice Planning Asshole".

      THEN you say,

      How is it that IG is lazy because it took him 14 months to release his new HOVG episode? He obviously has a life outside of reviewing, but you people seem to ignore that fact.

      Do you even think before you speak? You talk down to everyone on this yet you can't even offer a consistent argument.

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    2. ''oh we will stop talking about irate gamer because General Asalieri said so, oh and don't forget lieutentant Razorfist and Colonel He11sing920'

      YOU DUMB SON OF BITCH!!!

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    3. wow, i really let myself go there. lol

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  22. Anyone checked out his social blade stats today?

    Poor guy has had 201 people unsubscribe to him because of that video. Possibly more.

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    1. He's been stagnating for a while now. I think his fans want to see his regular IG stuff, not HoVG/I rate the 80s/random bullshit like the Lakitu video. His CONtests are a joke (seriously, mousepads ?) and don't even work anymore as he's losing subscribers nowadays.

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    2. Indeed, it's a trait of most producers on YouTube that they will stagnate and eventually lose subscriptions if they don't at least make semi regular content. But poor Chris seems to have a mass exodus as of late.

      But good point, his competitions seem a waste of time if they're no longer pulling in new viewers, and a mouse pad seems rather insignificant, everyone and their mother gives the, away for free now as people don't really need them with laser mouses and altogether with trackpads, and touch screens etc. he should consider giving away something like a PS Vita or an iPad 3 now. Or just abandon the concept altogether as their obviously no longer performing their intention anymore.

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  23. Something I've been thinking about.

    First how long ago was it when he was saying that he needed the console for the piece? While it's taken him 14 months to put this video out it was only since that time we can confirm that he was actually working on the thing.

    Second, because of the flimsy nature of the Channel-F controllers, finding an intact version of the console is a rare collector's item, and a working one more so. In fact in order to do a history piece on the unit doesn't require actually having the console or playing the games. That is just gravy. Remember Bennett the Sage's list of horrible consoles that you've never heard of? He covered more or less everything Bores did, and more, in just the part of that where he talked about the system as part of the list.

    Third, it is sad to see the abuse he did to the system and how little respect he gave to something that had to have cost him a pretty penny to acquire, and then think about whoever it was that had taken good care of the thing so they have one in that condition to sell.

    Fourth, it was the first cartridge based home system. Of course the gameplay and graphics were simplistic. They didn't have the tech to do much more then that! Even primitive it was a massive improvement.

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    1. 4. Yes, that's often a reason for criticism against Bores. He doesn't look at these games/consoles from the perspective of someone from that era. An example of such is in his Odyssey video where he complains about how hard it is to find a part for a machine from the 1970s.

      Heck, even though he grew up in the days of the original Nintendo, he tends to forget the limits of the 8-Bit console.

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    2. @antiyonder

      He forgets them because he probably never knew them. Maybe he grew up during the height of the NES's popularity, but Bores has always come across as somebody who never cared about videogames until angry game reviewers got popular.

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    3. There was more to video game History at the time too. That was the time that the Arcade game was starting to come into it's own. Just a year later, 1978, Asteroids, Space Invaders and a bunch of other classics hit the market. Adding one more year to his range would have given him much more interesting stuff to talk about even if he didn't cover the Atari 2600.

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  24. Just saw IG's Skylander review and ugh...that joke at the end. I KNEW he was going to do something like that.

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    1. I didn't mind it so much, if only because his comment about playing it with younger gamers made me think he was about to bring in Cousin Joey.

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  25. I really miss the TV Tropes thread but political correctness got in the way. Sigh.

    I'm subscribed out of pure curiosity and so that I know when I can check back on this blog for updates. These posts are much more entertaining by miles.

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  26. Didn't he plan to release a HoVG DVD sometime in the future? Man, it's almost sad to see that his magnum opus' runtime has increased by only 5 minutes in the last 14 months... almost.

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    1. He did. Back when he announced he was releasing Volumes 2 and 3 simultaneously he also said a History of Video Games DVD was coming as well, saying "Fall 2011".

      It's almost Spring 2012 now. Oops.

      Oh yes, I forgot he referred to this as his "opus". What a load.

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    2. So he HAS referred to it as his "opus"? Well, considering how many episodes he has planned, it was only natural to assume that.

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    3. Sadly, he did. In the description to one of the videos he said "My opus continues".

      An ego like that shows why he hasn't improved at all.

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    4. I get the feeling that Bores uploaded this episode after seeing The Video Game Years on RetrowareTV. I say this because they covered 1977 at least two months prior to this video and much longer than 5 minutes.

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    5. I get the feeling that Bores uploaded this episode after seeing The Video Game Years on RetrowareTV. I say this because they covered 1977 at least two months prior to this video.

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    1. Blogger since March 2012. That's subtle.

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    2. Join date: October 2008
      Profile views: 30-something (lol)
      I'm not really a blogger BTW. I just came to ask a question. Is this BatDan's life because he sure spends a lot of time nitpicking about a single YouTube user.

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    3. FUK U ALL!!!!! THA IRATE GAMER ES THU GRAITES REVUER N THU WURLD!!!!! AVGN ES FUKING STEWPED!!!!!!!!

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    4. He doesn't really spend a lot of time. Maybe half an hour to an hour a month is all that it would really take considering how lax Bores' schedule is.

      Who knows, maybe BatDan will have to cover three videos a month.

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    5. @"UT" Williams:

      More important is the question how much of those last 14 month were spent on this 5-minute epos. 2 weeks maybe?

      @IrateSuperMonkey916:

      And this is why we can't take IG fans seriously.

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  28. Lazy, lazy, lazy. AVGN managed to squeeze more useful and engaging information in less than a minute than this. I mean, he didn't explain much about the Channel F's historical significance, but he did explain what it felt like to play (which in my opinion is far more interesting to know than a rambling, factually-dubious history lesson).

    Also, aren't those things meant to be insanely rare and incredibly fragile?

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    1. Well it's the other way around. They are insanely rare because they are incredibly fragile.

      Yet Bores thinks nothing about tossing it about like it is worth nothing.

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  29. I didn't actually know about the earlier video game crash, but I didn't believe it, since the info came from Irate Gamer. I just thought he was just making shit up again, or he got his facts wrong.

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    1. Eh, a broken clock is right twice a day.

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  30. Just 5 minutes after 14 months.

    -*270 years later* Part 40 of SNES has just been uploaded and he still makes videos what is this?! How i wish my head was not in that water container right now *obivious reference*-

    RetrowareTV is much better and longer no less. Lucky I know this blog if someone ever use his video.

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  31. To be fair most people probably learned at least something I mean how many 12 year olds know about the Farchild Channel F (not that this makes up for the lack of quality jokes and the snail pace to make 5 videos)

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  32. I'm 17 years old (born 1994), the first video game system I ever played was an N64 (around the time of the Gamecube's launch even), the oldest game I've ever played is Super Mario 64, the most primitive, Pokémon Blue. (And I didn't even play Blue until I was at least 10, so I don't even have nostalgia for it!)

    And yet, despite being raised in an era of 3D graphics, even I have more knowledge of the limitations of 70's and 80's technology than Bores does... If a game is entertaining who cares about the technology or the graphics? This past year my boyfriend got me Pokémon Yellow for Christmas, a game I'd wanted for several years but never actually obtained. He got me a 12-year-old Gameboy game that was remade in FR/LG and had one of its chief perks (Pokémon following you) replicated in HG/SS, because that was what I wanted to play. I could look at it as being a genuinely enjoyable game and not "a shitty watered-down version of FR/LG with abominable music and vomit for graphics"... I even cried when I beat the Champion because it felt like an accomplishment. An accomplishment... in Yellow version... when I'd already completed the entire goddamn Pokédex in Platinum. That was just what I wanted to play.

    Bores seems like he lacks hindsight completely... being a graphics whore is one thing, not understanding how technology advances and being able to genuinely appreciate it in the light of what things were like at the time is another. He's ~15 years older than me, I would expect that even if he didn't grow up with Nintendo like he claims, that he'd have SOME idea of how technology worked back then... at the very least wouldn't playing a ton of NES games for the sake of his reviews give him an idea of what things were like? I've never touched an NES in my life but even I know better than Bores what could and could not happen technologically on that system... It's just completely mind-boggling that he could do such a terrible job of putting things in perspective. It's like, how could anyone be that short-sighted?

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  33. Batdan, not sure if was added or not, but Boring Man added an annotation saying "Be Sure to Watch this Series from Ep.1" No, really?

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