Monday, March 19, 2012

Info for Slow Days

It's going to be a bit slow around here for a while. Why? Chris' computer crashed... again. Expect another long wait people. I'll fall back onto Redux Recaps during this.
Until I get to one, here's some bits of info.

It's been a year since the AVGN uploaded his 100th episode to Gametrailers, meaning it's now free to go on YouTube. With this, the whole "He stole from IG" bullshit has started up again. I'd like to remind you that James took inspiration from an episode of FarfromSubtle's series "Awesome Video Games", a parody of shows from the "Xtreme 90s!" Not to be confused with their current series "Video Games Awesome" where they just play games on a couch. Come on Fraser, I'll forgive your homophobic comments about Ike from Fire Emblem if you start filming Awesome Video Games again.

Though where James likely got permission from FarfromSubtle (they're friends), Bores decided "I should just steal from them, nobody would notice". Oh, but I did. The dancing R.O.B., R.O.B. "accidentally" squishing the professor, the secret evil intentions, the battle at the end. Just because they were less popular than you doesn't mean nobody would notice. Ask LazyWorkCreations and his "fists of fury"
The original Gyromite video was uploaded in five parts between September and November 2007. You can view the whole thing in one part here: http://blip.tv/videogamesawesome/gyromite-3103492

Meanwhile, IG's subscriber count keeps dropping fast. According to Socialblade, Bores has been consistently losing subscribers everyday for the past 10 days. With no signs of stopping. Where did this massive drop come from? I can understand pissed fans leaving after the latest History of Video Games but for it to keep going down after that? Something else is at work here. Likely his mother LadyBuggin777.

http://socialblade.com/youtube/user/Irategamer

I've been told reports that people are getting banned from his channel for the smallest things (corrections, tiny bits of criticism, saying they watch other people, and so on). Either way, if this drop in subscribers keeps going this could have harsh consequences on his channel. Even loss of partnership, the only thing that's protecting him.
If you were banned for leaving a comment that wasn't insulting but merely giving advice or suggestions, please tell me. That is extremely unfair. But make sure to show the comment word-for-word so I know for sure.

Which leads me into the difference between "Good comments and bad comments". A good comment is one that offers suggestions and criticism in a concise manner. A bad comment does that but then adds insults to it. People don't like to be insulted, and if your comment gets deleted it's your own fault. It's not "censorship" if a comment that says "Fuck you faggot I hope you die" gets deleted. It IS censorship if a comment saying "It was too short, it could have used more jokes" or "It's pronounced Portal not Port Hole" gets deleted. And from I'm hearing, people are getting blocked from IG's channel for the latter.

That's it for now.

134 comments:

  1. i commented his last video : ''you are losing a lot of suscribers bores. if you had been best actor this had not happened. you suck and you have no one but yourself to blame''

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  2. Question. Is there an exact number of how many subscribers you need to be a partner or is it something else?

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    1. It's not about subscribers, it's about views. It's about how much money YouTube can make from a user. The more popular the more likely they'll get partnership. Nowadays they just hand out partnerships like candy but back in 2007 it was a new thing and Bores' inexplicable popularity made money for the site.

      If he doesn't make enough money for YouTube, they can drop him.

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    2. This is the main reason he did the "pick me" contest.

      People were visiting the URL two, five, ten, maybe twenty times. This made the people at YouTube viewing the stats think that he actually had that many people viewing and enjoying his videos.

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    3. Chris never became a partner because of his contests, ive been told by several people who have connections within YouTube, that the SOLE reason he became a partner was because they saw how pular the AVGN was and wanted a "less sweary" version for their family audience.

      Of course they could have gone for so,some like Armake21, but his production values sadly aren't in the same level as Chris' and Spoony hadn't thrown his hat into the ring just yet.


      Not sure why I wasn't considered, I've heard rumours it was because I'm British so wasn't qualified to be partnerised at the time, or because of my connections to Screwattack/AVGN back then.

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    4. @Guru Larry

      Of course, we all know it's not his contests that made Bores a Youtube partner in the first place. I believe what Shaolin Dave mean't is that Bores uses his contests to keep people subscribed to his channel so that he doesn't lose his Youtube partnership.

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    5. Right, the contest didn't make Bores a partner. The contest were after that, and just made him seem like a more valuable partner than he really is.
      Better stats means more money. B.S. contests means better stats with less effort.

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    6. "the SOLE reason he became a partner was because they saw how pular the AVGN was and wanted a "less sweary" version for their family audience."

      Wouldn't be surprised considering his censored TMNT review and how he tried to avoid swearing all together in later videos.

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    7. Well, YouTube had a thing during the whole google takeover that if you did make content that was of a more family orientated nature, they would promote your shows a lot more. In fact they would purposly bury a lot of videos with more adult content in them.

      But YouTube would never remove a partnership because they've become less popular or stop making videos, plenty of former partners have moved onto making videos on Blip because of the far higher revenue, but they haven't had partnerships revoked, your friend FarFromSubtle being one!

      unless its under exceptional circumstances, the only way to have a partnership revoked is from copyright strikes. Which Chris is ironically guilty of infringing.

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  3. The biggest test would be to write a really positive review, but include "the only draw(l)back was when (blah blah blah), but other than that..." and see if THAT got deleted. It wouldn't surprise me one bit. He probably still shares a bed with his mother.

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    1. Personally, I've been considering making a video making a list of 5 constructive criticisms of IG and then sending it to him and LadyBuggin, but personally I already deal with a stupid online reviewer on my own blog. I'll leave dealing with IG to BatDan.

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    2. He use to share a bed with his cousin Jennifer. Sharing a bed with his mom wouldn't be that much weirder.

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  4. things is starting to get complicated to Bores now!

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  5. Wow, you're actually trying to defend James obvious plagiarism of Bores?

    So when IG does it, it's plagiarism.

    But when AVGN does it, it's ok because some reviewer no one's ever heard of did it and he and James so happen to be friends.

    That's more retarded then Bores logic!

    Speaking of, didn't YOU just block somone just for giving criticism? (I'll know if I'm blocked or this comment is deleted)

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    1. @ "Unknown"

      Welcome back.

      Angry reviewer plays shitty game featuring R.O.B. then has to fighter R.O.B.

      Well, angry reviewer plays shitty game featuring x then has to fight x... 91.66% of what you claim James plagiarized from Bores could be simply referred to as "The AVGN Formula", established in October 2006, long before Bores started reviewing. Just replace x with "Jason Voorhees", "The Joker", or "Bugs Bunny".

      Angry reviewer plays shitty game featuring R.O.B. then has to fight R.O.B.

      16.66% is redundant, so it's really only like 8.33%. That's assuming that James Rolfe had no idea who/what R.O.B. the robot was until seeing it in Bores's review and thought "I should review that, too!".

      Watching Jame's review, there is ZERO evidence that he even saw Bores's review, much less took anything from it. Nothing in that review reminded ANYONE (including you, troll) of anything from a IG episode that wasn't already in an AVGN episode before IG was even around.

      That's part of the reason I hate the AVGN formula so much. James used it too much, it was old and tired even before every other reviewer started emulating it.

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    2. Hey! I knew you'd be back, Ozzyman.

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    3. Incase you hadn't noticed, James performed much better at reviewing R.O.B.'s games because he didn't torture R.O.B. endlessly; he gave R.O.B. a bit of a personality by giving him a voice and an ability to communicate. Have you ever seen Bores' R.O.B. speak actual human words?

      Plus, with Ozzy, he was a recurring offender to the blog who just keep rambling on over the same subjects for weeks because he was uncomfortable (maybe jealous) with James' funding for his movie.

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    4. "Speaking of, didn't YOU just block somone just for giving criticism? (I'll know if I'm blocked or this comment is deleted)" What you have failed to realise is that giving criticism and starting an enormous flame war are two completely different things, and by association, blocking people for the former is completely different from blocking people for the latter.

      You gave criticism, whereas Ozzyman, the guy who Dan blocked, started a flame war and refused to listen to reason. That is what Dan blocked Ozzy for.

      Shaolin Dave called Dan out on being "too lenient", which I agree with. What he should have done was block Ozzy the moment it degenerated into a flame war. What he did was let the flame war go on for multiple posts.

      That makes it clear to me that Dan is, or at least was, reluctant to block people for even legitimate reasons, whereas Bores blocks people the minute he realises they aren't gonna blindly like what he puts out.

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    5. @Justin De Lucia

      Hey there, now! Ozzy himself used the jealousy argument and we called him out for it Let's not stoop down to his point by using it,otherwise we'd be hypocrites.

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    6. Don't we all realize that Bores did his ROB video because ROB popped up in the background of the AVGN Nintendo accessory video then James held off doing one himself because Bores sniped the idea?

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  6. I would comment, but he blocked me from his channel last year after I commented.

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  7. If Chris' mother has access to his account and is banning people, it would account for his mass loss of subscribers. As when you ban a subscriber, they're automatically unsubscribed to you,

    But I don't get these people who work on the Internet for a living bawl about their computer going down, if they rely on it for their job, then it seems idiotic to own only one, I mean they could at least own a laptop to fall back on. It's really inexcusable.

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    1. Still, it is kinda strange to see such a big turnover all of the sudden. I really think people are leaving his channel because he barely does IG videos anymore. And even when he does, it's half-assed and plagued by his epic storyline of generic crap.

      About his computer crashing, that's probably a lie to cover for something happening IRL.

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  8. Wonder if he backed up the data...

    BTW, I saw this on Yahoo's main page: http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/9666/irateyahoo.jpg

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    1. Heh, nice one.

      Frankly I'm more concerned about Micheal Bay bastardising the Ninja Turtles, to quote George Tsoukalas, "I'm not saying they're aliens, but they're aliens."

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    2. Micheal Bay - the destroyer of childhood memories...

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    3. I recently had a discussion about Michael Bay with some friends a couple of days ago. During that I did an impersonation of Bay from that Verizon commercial which went like "I'am Michael Bay and I just blew up an entire town, killing 2000 innocent people. I'AM FUCKING AWESOME!!!!"

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    4. My friend and I came up with what Bay would do if he made (to be honest 'when he makes' would be more accurate at his rate) a He Man film:

      The story would be a bout a young guy called Adam (played by Shia Leboeuf) who lives a normal life in LA until he finds a fabulous magic sword which makes him travel the 'Eternal Dimension' where he meets Woman-At-Arms (played by a scantily clad current pubescent-fantasy pin-up), The Sorceress, and a eubonics-speaking Orko. Who all fight against Skeletor, who wants to steal the sword so he can merge the Eternal Dimension with Earth-Realm. So it’s up to the band of heroes to fight Skeletor and his 2 second cameo brigade, during which Adam has to learn to master the sword so he can utter the line “I have the POWER!” (granting him CGI muscles) during the thrid act when Skeletor travels to LA without the swrod to blow the shizz out of it. Explosions.

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    5. I remember a guy on the GameFAQs comic board came up with a Bay version of Spider-Man where a giant spider crashes into the Parker house and infects Peter with its serum. Also Aunt May would be played by Cindy Crawford.

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    6. And Uncle Ben would be played by a black guy, because "LOL GETTIT?!"

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  9. I'd have to also add that another of Chris' mistakes sadly is him purpously distancing himself from the gaming community and it's members.

    I mean, how many times has Chris done a collaboration with another member, aside from that what the buck guy, and his ex-boss, swag. Never. Which is a shame on his behalf as he could have really boosted his reputation by working with others.

    In his defence he might have been burned from the idea after Mike Matei did the dick move of publicly posting his request to James in 2007. Also that radio. Interview where they ripped him apart. But there were plenty of wasted opportunities that could have helped improve his popularity.

    I do feel bad for the poor guy in all honesty, when you do finally sit down and speak to him, he's actually a really friendly guy.

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    1. Well, I've heard people say similar things about Tommy Wiseau. Supposedly one of his co-stars stated something to the effect of:
      "Tommy's a nice guy, but he's full of shit."

      Terrible independent films aside, though, the way I say it Bores seems like he was just some schmuck who stumbled into success and didn't know what to do with it. Which I suppose isn't too different from other internet celebrities, except whereas guys like James Rolfe and Doug Walker developed their material and established strong connections, Bores more or less stayed stagnate, isolating himself behind his partner status. I'll give you that Mike Mattei and the radio interview probably spooked him and made him more reluctant to interact with the community, but that only wound up making him look more ignorant of the culture he claims to represent.

      I do understand your sympathies, though. I have very rarely seen the capacity for good work in his videos, and I do wish he might accept help/advice, both from tenured reviewers like yourself and from the more reasonable critics. However, until he decides that he wants to be more than just a dancing monkey for YouTube and GotGame, I don't see that happening anytime soon.

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    2. Weren't there also a few people willing to make title cards for him, only for him to ignore them?

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    3. Wait, SWAG was Bores' ex-boss? Did SWAG quit GotGame or something? Sorry, kinda out of the loop on this one.

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  10. @Shaolin Dave

    So what you're basically saying is that James owns all rights to have video game peripherals/characters etc, interact with him?

    Saying there's no similarities in James' R.O.B review with Bores' is like saying there aren't any similarities in Bores Back to the future or TMNT reviews.

    Ignoring the fact that ROB attacked James(Since most character do attack him) there's still uncanny similarities.

    *James stares impatiently at ROB*

    *ROB throws Items at James*

    *James uses reflective surface to deflect ROB's laser and blow him up*

    *James strangles ROB*

    watch IG's ROB video and tell me he didn't do the same thing.

    The robot talk was so annoying too. It sounded like Wall-E has sex with the Speak-and-Spell.(I'll be surprised if anyone gets that reference)

    even I have to admit that IG's "I've been robbed" joke was barely more tolerable then AVGN's "Gyro" joke.

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    1. The Gyro joke had context at least. Chris' "I was robbed" joke had nothing to do with Aladdin, let alone the portion of the review he used it in (i.e. failing to get the red gem).

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    2. A) The gyro joke was reasonably well delivered, and thus actually worth a chuckle.

      B) James didn't waste a minute and a half making up a complaint to lead up to it.

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    3. @ Unknown

      Ugh, here I go feeding trolls again. I should really know better by now.

      No, I'm not saying that James owns rights to video game characters or peripherals that interact with him. "R.O.B." is not owned by James. Neither "is Back to the Future" or "TMNT".

      Guess what? Bores doesn't own the rights to "R.O.B." either!

      So, Bores has done a R.O.B. review. No one else in the world can do a R.O.B. review now? He did it in the AVGN style, so that means that no one can do reviews in the AVGN style anymore, not even James?

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    4. @ Unknown

      Here's another thing to ponder...

      In the late 90's my two best friends and I make a great DooM mod but we lost the files when they were deleted without notice from the servers.

      Around 2000, two people claimed they actually made the game. I called them out with proof that my friends and I were the original creators and they both closed their web sites in response to the backlash.

      I'm almost certain that one of those two plagiarist was Bores. I posed as an ignorant fan last February asking if he'd made the mods, trying to trick him into revealing his plagiarism, but he told me he didn't make it.

      However, a while later he started telling people he plays "Garry's mod" with that he DID make it.

      So 2 or 3 people have claimed credit for my work, and one of them is Bores.

      I'm pondering making a sequel or remake to this mod with my current game-making tools.

      If I do, does that mean I'll be building off my own work, or will I be plagiarizing the people who plagiarized me?

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  11. @Unknown

    Its from albert einstein vs stephen hawking (epic rap battles of history) lol

    BTW, do you really think james is going through IG rob review looking for shit he can steal, I doubt it.

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  12. this the human nature : everybody steals of everybody

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  13. Uh, Dan, I think Ozzy got past your blocking him somehow. If you don't know what I mean, look at the posts 'Unknown' made. Also, I can't wait for more Redux Recaps.

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  14. Uggggghhhhhh.......Ozzy, why are you here again? If you are a huge IG defender, why even bother coming here?

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    1. that's a very good point. If it IS Ozzy, then why don't you just make your own blog bringing up your arguments? You've made it quite clear that you do not like this blog or anyone who comments on it.

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    2. Ozzy made it perfectly clear in a previous post that he is not here to defend Bores. He is here a bash Rolfe which is why he is brought up in almost every one of Ozzy's posts. He only chose this blog to troll because he assumes every hater of Bores is a fan of Rolfe's.

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  15. @Ozzymanusinganotheraccount

    Why don't you go suck Charlie's small dick.

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  16. I think I got banned after calling him out on his "gameplay footage" (read: splicing footage from the trailer with his winter gaming/mugging for the camera) in his Super Mario 3D Land "review". I'll admit my words in that post may have been harsher than usual, but with the sheer IDIOCY on display in that video, I really could not help but think to myself "This asshat gets a free pass to E3 to provide inside coverage, and THIS is the best he can manage?!"

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  17. Well, just got "Silent Hill: Downpour" in the mail. About to play it. This will be my first "Silent Hill" game. I've heard the others are masterpieces so I intend to play them as well, just waiting for the HD collection to come out.

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    1. If you can, I would definitely recommend getting the first Silent Hill game. The horror value of the game as well as the soundtrack only becomes greater as time goes by.

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    2. Silent Hill 4 is the best one, IMO.

      Basically after that they started to suck, also downpour got bad reviews.

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    3. Silent Hill 2 is the best, hands down. SH3 is a close second.

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  18. Speaking of censorship, have you guys heard about the situation with Mike Matei's Elmo in Grouchland review posted on Youtube?

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    1. All I will say is Matt had every right to take down his video, if you or other people don't like something then there's no point in trying to keep it going. George Lucas has never allowed anyone to release the Star Wars Holiday Special and he has a damn good reason to do so. It's terrible.

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    2. Wait what? What happened? Why'd he take it down?

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    3. ... Matt = Mike, I'm guessing.

      I'm wondering why it was taken off YouTube but not Cinemassacre.

      I don't blame him for taking it down either. It was horrible.

      Now, if only Bores would take down some of his videos...

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    4. Were the YouTube uploads from Mike or James to begin with?

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    5. I called him Matt? I guess I was unconsciously abbreviating his surname...

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    6. I understand that Mikes trying to keep new content coming out while James is away but Mike just doesn't have the appeal of a Cinema Snob or a Lupa/Phelous when it comes to looking at crap movies. I am interested to see how the lack of AVGN has affected Cinemasacre and Screw Attacks views. I bet, with James looking to move on and Keith Apicary getting an adult swim show, Stuttering Craigs going to be calculating how many uninformative (and unfunny) top ten lists he'll have to crank out to make up the lost revenue.

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    7. That's not the point. Of course Mattei can remove his own video if he wants, it's not like there's a law against that.

      The problem here is that Mattei first disabled the thumbing up/down then moderated comments because people were expressing how terrible his commentary was. Only after that, he removed the video from the channel.

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  19. i have three different youtube accounts (don't ask me why), akk if which i have posted criticisms of bore's work from. mind you, not personal attacks or slandering, honest criticisms about each video at hand. the result? all 3 accounts banned from posting comments again. fidel bores.

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    1. why do you have three different youtube accounts?

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    2. @Dave
      Dude! He told you not to ask!

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    3. in short, i have three different youtube accounts because i have three different e-mail accounts(gmail to be precise). one for singing up for bullshit i know will spam me, another for business purposes, and finally one for personal use. since youtube and my email are only loosely connected in the sense that one account essentially comes prepackaged with the other, i use all of my youtube accounts for whatever i feel like. so... there you go. i hope you're still reading up to this point, thus allowing me to waste your time with an explanation i'm sure you weren't truly interested in in the first place. sometimes, being a smartass doesn't pay.

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  20. I have to say though since James' Rob Review was brought up is that there are several things he has over Bores' review:

    1. Being more accurate for one (i.e. the main character being Professor Hector, not Professor Gyro).

    2. Chris would later come up with an explanation for R.O.B. becoming evil (Evil Gamer programmed him into killing IR), but James actually gave R.O.B. a motivation. A pretty fitting one that fits with the reasoning why the robot was made (to save the game industries).

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    1. I meant to say that James actually gives an in video explanation (as opposed to retconning a reason in later).

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  21. I have commented on his channel and I got blocked for talking about the fake contests and stuff then got banned from his videos

    so I guess its my own fault....

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    1. But were you being a dick when you said that? That's the difference between criticism and trolling.

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  22. Not sure if you guys have seen this comment by LadyBuggin777:

    "UPDATE: IrateGamer recieves his new computer tomarrow and since he had all his files backed-up he should be up and running here soon. He will need some time tho. to adjust to the new & advanced system, he ordered, so please be patient. Thanks to all the fans with all the nice emails & best wishes for IG, he truly appreciates the kind support of you all. BTW there is an IG neo now showing on Gotgame.com. Feel free to check it out, during the wait. :D"

    The "new and advanced system" had me in tears.

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    1. The new and advanced system is Windows XP, I'm guessing.

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    2. Ladybuggin claims that the "new and advanced system" is one that's made primarily for video editing. I've seen computers like that before where they have 32gb of ram and 3.2GHz. I personally would love to own a computer like that... if it wasn't so damn expensive (they usually range from $2,000-50,000).

      As far as adjusting to the new system goes, I don't think that should be hard at all. If anything, it should be much easier to handle if it's more advanced. The only thing I could think of that would really make it somewhat difficult is setting it up.

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    3. Considering how uniform most PC's have been since Windows 98 Im confused why it would take longer then uploading the files and software he needs. Its not like he's going to be getting some bleeding edge custom OS to produce videos on.

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    4. I got a laptop back in December. And it didn't take long for me to get adjusted to having my own computer for the first time. So, I don't know what the hell Bores is talking about. I guess if he went from using a PC to a Mac that might need some adjusting... Great, I'm actually thinking into this. Its Bores, so who knows what the hell is going on.

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  23. unrelated, but awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bcW8O9_ZMQ

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  24. I got blocked for saying that he needed to take more time to give an accurate review on his Tekken/Brutal Legend debacle.

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  25. I remember correcting him on one of his ET videos quite a while back. I didn't get blocked for it but Bores responded trying to defend his mistake. I wish I could post the comment here but what do you know he disabled the comments for those videos.

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    1. Just to be clear, you don't recall the mistake or anything?

      Also, did he try to justify getting it wrong, or did he try to insist that his misinformation was accurate (like he did when someone told him that the Genesis predated the SNES).

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  26. I find it really hard to believe that Bores' computer crashed again. The guy has made excuses like this that its getting to the point where you can't even tell if he's being serious or not.

    Also, Bores is losing subscribers faster then he's gaining them. I'd say if he doesn't get something up soon, he's pretty screwed.

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  27. I made two videos listing ways he could improve. They weren't mean spirited, but rather kind and careful not to get the banhammer. I sent him the vids via PM, but I never got a response. Found out I was banned two months later.

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  28. I just read his Facebook post that he's recovering from some crazy computer troubles. The fact that he already posted that would mean that he must have adjusted to his new computer.

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  29. Off topic but look, more AVGN awesomeness.

    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/episode-22-pop-fiction/728332

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  30. These two charts on this Cracked article were just so true that I have to share it.

    http://www.cracked.com/funny-3989-criticism/

    The first chart relates to Chris himself. The second one (Except for Parry), to his fans and Ladybuggin.

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  31. On the topic of my response to 27backspace, has Chris actually tried to claim any other mistakes to be facts?

    To clarify, the statement about the Sega Genesis being made to compete with the Super Nintendo stands out. With most mistakes being pointed out he either:

    A. Refuses acknowledgement.
    B. Passes it off as a joke. (Claiming there was no way to get that Red Gem in Aladdin)

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  32. As a response to my previous comment (the reply button doesn't seem to work on my computer). I believe that the mistake was that he referred to the Game Boy Color game as a Game Boy Advance game or something similar and I'm pretty sure he tried to he tried to insist his misinformation was accurate.

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  33. Bores uploaded an update video. Next Neo review will be Ninja Gaiden III. Oh joy...
    He said it was Tecmo themselves that sent it. Oh please! We know it's GotGame that sends you the games, don't pretend you're important enough to get games directly from the publishers.

    He also went on about his ghost hunting crap, and how it's "really groundbreaking" but I seriously doubt that. He also planned to make it a "TV pilot". Yeah, like that will happen. *rolls eyes*

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    1. Bores trying to play Ninja Gaiden? That's a laugh. Then again, I did hear that they dialed back the difficulty on this one, and it seems as though the game has gotten mixed reviews. Who knows, maybe Techmo was looking to have it reviewed by someone too dense to notice any real flaws, or "flawls" as the case may be. I doubt it, though.

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    2. and he will mispronounce Gaiden and Ryu.

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    3. Amazingly, he pronounced Gaiden correctly in his update video. Of course, he also said he had nothing but praises for the game, and if it's easier than previous entries, I can see why he would.

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    4. I guess one credit we can give is that this is one of those modern games he would review within the same month of it's release.

      And on other news the Irate Gamer lost 133 subscribers today.

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    5. They might've made the game easier, but I'm sure he'll still complain about the difficulty, since the game will probably still be challenging.
      And even if it's not, we all know that there exists no game that's "just right" for him. It's always "too easy" or "too hard". Only the Irate Gamer deals in absolutes!

      @blueluigi:
      It's almost scary how fast he loses subscribers Oo

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  34. @lordlaharl

    Yeah, there are a lot of changes in the third game. It gotten mixed reviews for it but I still respect Team Ninja for trying something different.

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  35. On another topic, anyone else get Kid Icarus: Uprising yet? I got it this weekend, and let me tell you, if the 3DS didn't have a killer app yet, it does now. I still don't get why so many people are so pissy about the controls. There's a bit of a learning curve, sure, but once you get used to it it works just as well as a dual stick setup, if not better. And before anyone brings it up, I am a lefty, and I use the circle pad pro, which also works just fine.

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  36. I've added up all the subscribers he's lost since March 10th. The exact number is 1,279. If this keeps up, I have a feeling Bores will have to say goodbye to his partnership.

    @lordlaharl

    I preordered Uprising, and got it on the first day it came out. Unfortunately though I can't play it because I have to sen my 3DS to Nintendo for repairs.

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    1. Even if Youtube doesn't care about the subscribers, it still looks like his average AND total views per months are steadily decreasing...

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  37. Why does Chris Bores look like the Doomguy's mug/face in Doom and Doom II?

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    1. Even if he did, Chris is nowhere near as awesome.

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  38. im glad he is losing subscribers its about time he does it would be funny if he lost all his subscribers and he is left begging for new ones with his crappy ass contest videos when it would be too late

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    1. Something tells me we're gonna' see a dramatic increase in contest videos for a few weeks. It will no doubt be Chris' shitty/lazy attempt to regain lost subscribers. Y'know, because producing actual content is for morons.

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  39. Now I had a weird thought: Bores will make his grand "Walking around abandoned buildings finding absolutely nothing"-show revival a "TV pilot".

    ...

    Why does he think that any channel will air this show? How is he supposed to keep up a weekly shedule?

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    1. Frankly, seeing what the History Channel shows these days I wouldn't put it past them... As for your other query If Bores somehow gets commissioned he might actually feel obliged to drop all other obligations he has and just make episodes.

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    2. The Ghost Hunting fad is dead but he might get it onto a smaller public access network.

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    3. According to one of the newspaper articles posted on his Haunted Investigators site, it was apparently shown on a Ohio public access Cablevision channel. In fact, the article showed the exact date and time as to when a certain episode is being shown. Not really sure how a series that lasted for 6 episodes would have worked on cable access though.

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    4. @fattoler:

      Even if he would somehow manage to keep a shedule, there's still the problem that Bores' previous work has been an ego trip. Even in his old Haunted Investigator show, he was pretty much the only guy credited. Getting a weekly timeslot on a TV channel will most likely result in said channel wanting to have some say in his production. How is he going to react on that?

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    5. @Doresh
      "What da fuck is an editor?"

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    6. "And why can't I add some Boo sprites to pad out the episode? ... What the fuck is copyright infringement?"

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  40. You know what I hate? Seeing Bores' newest Facebook post on his computer problems, and his fans responding with comments like "Maybe Dr. Mario can help" or "Use a Final Fantasy potion". I mean, does his fans really think statements like that are funny and is appropriate to use in a situation like that?

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    1. The point being, his fan are almost as stupid as he is. =/

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    2. Would it be different if they told him to stab himself with an Irate Dagger?

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    3. Because pills and potions totally work on a broken computer!

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    4. @Arthur:

      Everyone knows that only a Phoenix Down can help here, anyways XD

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    5. not really IG-related, but why not just slap some omni-gel on it in that case?

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  41. Well, Bores posted a new video on his channel. It's this review he did for notioncomics original game "Up Up Ubi." Not really sure if that's worthy of a recap since it's only a minute and 30 seconds, and it's done in the way of how his contest videos are done. However, there are a few moments in this video that I think is work mentioning.

    First off, he says that notioncomics is also working on a game that might include the Irate Gamer himself. My god, I really hope that does not happen. But the worst part of the video is when he advertised Johnny Awesome's contest video that he made with the Irate Gamer.

    Oh, and on the Facebook page where he posted the video, Bores said that he is heading to E3 this year. As much as I really hope Gotgame does not let that happen, they probably will.

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    1. Saw the video, definitely not worth a recap. But I will mention it in my recap of his upcoming Ninja Gaiden III video (whenever that will be).

      The bright side is that IG is just a cameo and it's not a full-fledged IG game (that would be a joke).
      Ugh, yeah my Facebook informant told me too. "E3 wouldn't be the same without me" Screw you, your presence doesn't matter!

      On a better note, fans are HATING that video. One person even compared him to iJustine. That is harsh.

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    2. And he still can't pronounce "picture" right.

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    3. @BatDanNight:

      They're hating the video? Let me see... yes, todays subscriber loss seems to be aiming for a new record.

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  42. Y'know, the update video was pretty funny at the end. IG finally brings up Johnny, but he doesn't realize that Johnny did the contest 2 months ago. Also, IG sounds extremely uninterested when he mentions him.

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    1. He never sounds interested in anything ever. Makes you wonder why he does this whole internet cewebrity thing at all . . .

      (Incidentally, I can't comment through livejournal. Any reason?)

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  43. I just hope that karma gets Chris Bores and he Pays for every single bad thing he's ever done.

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    1. @ DynamiteNinja

      Someday, Bores will no longer be able to do IG and his other rip-offs won't catch on. He'll need to look for a real job. Had he never done these bad things, he could have started young and been successful. Now, anyone who might consider hiring him will see he spent a long time without a real job, and it won't take much for them to figure out what a lazy and untrustworthy tool he is.

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    2. Exactly. he fucked up big time.

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    3. I was under the impression he was a wedding videographer or some such thing?

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  44. I think Halo is a pretty cool guy. eh kills aleins and doesnt afraid of anything.

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  45. The Ninja Gaiden III review is now posted on Gotgame.

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    1. What sad excuse for a review was that? Only two minutes long.

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    2. He likes "simple games that require no games", so he has no problem with EVERY game being like that.

      "Targeted at a niche audience"? Yeah, that's probably why they dumbed the game down and reduced the difficulty. For the niche audience.

      Man, he needs to play Dynasty Warriors - or rather not. He'll probably complain about Lu Bu being too hard...

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    3. He'll complain of the difficulty, story (it's a loose adaption of "Romance of the Three Kingdoms") and not like the very first game (it was a fighting game, don't ask). However, he'll praise the graphics and even shove some gay jokes. Either way, it would be insulting to the intelligence of the audience.

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  46. I see his videos on Youtube that don't take long enough for a toilet break - 'cause I'm masochistic - and at the same time, farfromsubtle churning out 50 videos a month (slight exaggeration), each video as good as five times longer and infinite times better. What a world we live in.

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  47. Awe come on! I didn't make homophobic comments about Ike! I just think he's a sissy!

    But really, thanks for calling attention to this!

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    1. Oh, hey. Sorry, I must have misheard. I still recommend playing Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn (the sequel), it will change your view point.

      Yeah, I've noticed Chris stole from your Gyromite video for a while. Unfortunately nobody has listened to me.

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