Friday, March 30, 2012

Ryu Hayabusa Weeps for This Inferior Installment. IG Tries to Cheer Him Up.

Impressive, a Ninja Gaiden 3 review within two weeks of the game’s release. Granted, he announced it beforehand so I’m not too surprised. I still doubt Tecmo sent him that copy though.

But first, I should mention another video. The other day he uploaded a “review” of an iOS game designed by his artist DatBoiDrew called Up Up Ubi. It was only 1:39 with barely enough material for a recap.
During it he mentioned he’ll appear in Andrew’s next game, but he didn’t say as what. My guess is a statue since the Kickstarter page has a prize where someone that donates $1000 gets a statue of their likeness in the game.
He also mentioned some annoying kid, but sounded like he was being forced into mentioning him. It’s almost like he has trouble showing compassion to his fans.

Either way, the fans haaaated the video. Tired of the lack of effort, the short length, one user even compared him to iJustine. Ouch. Some were even pleading he go back to being an AVGN rip-off. Now that’s a sad state of affairs right there, people hate your original material so much they want you to go back to stealing from others.

What’s funny is that a week prior to that video’s release, Andrew updated his site to include two reviews of Up Up Ubi. These reviews had more time, effort, and care put into them than the 99 second crap Chris slapped together in a day.

http://notiongames.com/?p=1313
You can see them there.

Now, onto the new video. It’s at GotGame right now.
Ninja Gaiden 3 has been panned by critics and audiences for numerous reasons. Mostly for the lack of weapon variety (compared to the second game), removal of decapitation and dismemberment, added Quicktime Events, and a HUGE decrease in difficulty, to the point where one can mash buttons, look away at the screen, and win. Something the first two games greatly discouraged.
If IG likes this game, it will tell me he didn’t play the first two titles.

0:07 - 0:14: IG opens the video telling us he’ll review Ninja Gaiden 3 and holds up a copy of the NES Ninja Gaiden 3, he says “oops”, throws it and takes out the new one. Meh, wasn’t funny but it didn’t cause pain. Considering IG that’s somehow a good thing.

0:15 - 0:26: “Now this is another game I got to play at E3” WE GET IT! YOU WENT TO E3! Quit telling us at the beginning of every video! Seriously, nobody else does that when they review games. It really shows how little effort goes into his scripts for IG Neo. I wouldn’t be surprised if he wrote them on a fast food napkin.

He really liked the concept of running around and slicing the shit out of bad guys. You mean like Devil May Cry, God of War, Shinobi on PS2, or just about any other 3D action-adventure game in the past 12 years? Are you familiar with proof-reading?
“What more could you ask for?” Oh, let’s see. Better camera angles, more ninpo, more weapons, and a HARDER GAME!

0:27 - 0:53: He brings up how other review sites don’t like the game and are ripping it to shreds. It deserves it, the game has been toned down and that’s not a good thing.
Holy shit! He just admitted he didn’t play the first two games! Ohh this is going to suuuuuuck.
Because of this, he doesn’t understand if the hate is coming from the title being a departure from the previous titles, but follows up with saying that as a newcomer, it was a lot of fun. … This is what I was afraid of. Ninja Gaiden 3 was designed with the casuals in mind, this is what they wanted. *feels something* What the? Something is stirring… but what?

0:54 - 1:10: He brings up the other reviewers complaints about the simplicity of attacks. How you only get a sword (compared to before when you can also get a scythe, claws, and many more), three basic attacks (compared to before when you had a multitude of combos and attacks) and… a single “Limit Break” attack. This isn’t Final Fantasy! It’s called Ninpo, and considering there was more than one in the previous game, this is another downgrade that was frowned upon.

He says that later on you get more “fighting attacks”. Fighting attacks, isn’t that redundant? Fighting moves sounds better.
I like how he brings that up while showing footage of him firing his bow. Wouldn’t “weapons” be more appropriate there? Oh, and when I say you only get the sword, that’s only for close-range melee combat. Not projectile combat.

1:10 - 1:25: “You don’t have to be a freaking Stephen Hawking to figure this game out” Was that an attempt at a joke? Also, you don’t have to be smart to figure out the first two games either, they’re games that are easy to learn, difficult to master.

He then mentions that’s why he likes the game, it’s something he can pick up and button mash to start kicking ass. NOOOO! That’s why people hate it! The first two games punished you for button mashing, and it was made more rewarding when you beat a level! *feels something* There’s that stirring feeling again, what the hell is happening?

He also mentions that sometimes he needs a “simple game” to just kick back and relax too. *feels something* Hang on, I think I got a lock on what’s going on. … Oooooh boy. It’s the rage of all the Ninja Gaiden fans that now want to eviscerate Bores. I’m predicting Tekken levels of anger here, and all because he praised a game for the wrong reasons.

1:26 - 1:37: IG gives in on one thing and that’s how the story wasn’t great, but then says he didn’t pick this game up for the story. Since when did you care about story? Also, this kind of tells me he didn’t play the original NES trilogy. Those games were lauded for including a story beyond “Go out and save the princess/world”
“I picked this one up to kick some major ass with blood splattering everywhere!” Then you’ll love Ninja Gaiden II, there you can actually decapitate and dismember enemies. Oh wait, you’d hate it because it’s too hard.

IG moves onto the final verdict
He once again brings up that people are giving it crap, believing it’s because the game is intended for a “niche audience” and “probably not for everyone” WHAT?! NO NO NO NO NO NO! The game is hated because it’s NOT trying to appeal to a niche audience! The game was toned down for casual players, and you fell for it! Tecmo was trying to reach to everyone, and they alienated the hardcore fans because of it! This is what happens when you have zero knowledge of the first two games, hell the franchise in general! Ninja Gaiden is known for difficulty, it’s more than a game, it’s a test of skill! Aggggh!

He notes that if people try to compare to something “epic” like God of War or Gears of War NO! Gears of War?! Ninja Gaiden is nothing like Gears of War! Do you even know what Gears of War is? Do you think it’s an action-adventure game because it sounds similar to God of War? No! It’s a third-person shooter! DO! RESEARCH!

The video ends with him saying his catchphrase and throwing the game. Why did you throw if it you said you liked it? Stop abusing your games! Fuck this review! Fucking fuck!

Jeez, this was terrible. The entire review was wondering why reviewers hated this game and nothing else. Tell us about levels, music, actual issues like the fucking camera! Ninja Gaiden isn’t a mindless game, and that’s the problem with you playing this one first. Those reviewers did play the other two games, they liked the other two games. That’s why they hated this one so much. Just… ugh.
You can summarize his review as "It's fun because it doesn't require thinking". Again, something that critics and fans hated about the game.

2012 isn’t over yet but we already have one of the worst videos. The rage from Ninja Gaiden fans will be immense.

185 comments:

  1. "Either way, the fans haaaated the video. Tired of the lack of effort, the short length, one user even compared him to iJustine. Ouch. Some were even pleading he go back to being an AVGN rip-off."

    Ooooh, I'm sensing a drop of subscribers again. Maybe we'll be lucky and he'll be reduced to the few retarded children that think he's cool as his only subscribers.

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  2. Whoa... For the Irate Gamer's own crappy fans to actually hate something from him, this review must be truly abysmal.

    Also, i can't believe he really praised Ninja Gaiden 3, this game sucked so hard i regret buying a copy of it.

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  3. Wow this review was horrible. I honestly consider it the worst this year (tied with the new HOVG).

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  4. I just watched it at GotGame. What a fucking waste of time... Then again, all of his IG NEO videos suck, but this is the worst one by far.

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  5. I could forgive him for liking it as a simple "pick up and play", he IS a casual gamer no matter how much he claims he's an expert, but he seems to get defensive because others disagree with him (inferiority complex much?.
    I just can't see how he doesn't realise that there is no mask for his complete lack of interest in games and gaming.

    If you sat him down and ask him about Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Uncharted 3, Skyrim, Deus Ex, Mass Effect 3, or any other big name game from the last year and a bit that (GotGame didn't send to him) he couldn't tell you a single thing about them.

    I am no expert on video games by any stretch of the imagination but I know more then Chris due to one fact and one fact only, I buy and play Games in my spare time for fun, Chris plays games as little as he feels he needs to then makes a video on it then doesn't look at his consoles until he has to do it again. As I've said before even if Chris din't know anything about games when he started he's been doing this long enough to at least fake it, but he's too lazy to even absorb the slightest of knowledge about games or gaming culture.

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  6. Another great blog post Batdan!

    I feel like a total noob. I have never heard of or played the modern Ninja Gaiden games, only parts of Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2 for the NES.

    Speaking of which, if Irategamer ever makes a video where he reviews the Ninja Gaiden games for the NES I would like to see it. He clearly showed the Ninja Gaiden 3 cartridge at the start, so I wouldn't be surprised if he has the other two games as well.

    I can see his review right now:
    "These games are too fustrating! I keep losing on the first stage, so these games suck!"

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    1. Yeah! And he'll complain about how there's a port hole sending dozens of emenies after him that do not go down with a fight!

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  7. Funny how he's now 950th in Subscriber Rank. Far cry from the "Prestigous 55th rank" all those years ago...Anyone want to guess how long it'll take before he falls out of the top 1000?

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    1. If he keeps losing subscribers at the rate he is, not long probably.

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    2. With the steady decline we're seeing in his quality, coupled with the constant drop in subscribers, I'd give it a month or two, four tops.

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    3. 951 now. He's lost 642 subs in the last seven days. Do you think Bores realises its because of his lazy content?

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    4. I suspect on some level he does realize he accumulated his subscribers in the first place because of his retro review show. In the last 2 years he's produced a grand total of 4 episodes of that. I don't think even Chris is dim enough not to see the correlation between lack of output and dwindling subscribers.

      I do believe however that he's too belligerent, stubborn and lazy to do anything about it.

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  8. Ugh, definitely one of the most horrible videos he released this year...

    @ Robert

    Wow....from 55th to 950th...that's really sad.

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  9. You know it's sad.
    It's sad that he has the gall to pick up a third game in a trilogy and think that it's okay to review it with no knowledge of the franchise! What if he reviewed the Revenge of the Sith and didn't see Attack of the Clones or Phantom Menace.

    I can see it now:
    "Revenge of the Sith is cool cause the clones and droids fight and there is super mondo cool lazers. Fuck nuts. Oh and Darth Vader. I'm a true fan cause I know him."

    He is a conceited fuck who needs to be exempt from his partnership. For falsification, plagiarism and fraud. Why doesn't he play ninja gaiden one and two first to fully understand plot and game construction and why loyal fans hated the third installment? WHY NOT?

    Oh God. I hope to Jesus that he doesn't review Banjo Kazooie: Nut and Bolts with the same knowledge he had for the ninja gaiden series...

    FUCK I jinxed it!

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    1. I doubt he'll review it. It's been a while since that game came out, even by his standards.

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  10. So, those who actually watched (and obviously hated) this video... did you just close the page in disgust, or did you take the time to rate it down?

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    1. I had the time. I could even control my disgust long enough to read the only comment so far - which explains exactly why fans are so upset about the game. I wonder if Bores can block GotGame commenters, too?

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    1. that "without being smart enough to change the name" comment came off a lot more mean than i intended. i wrote it as friendly sarcasm, but reading it back i just sound like a total dick.

      while i stand by my criticism of the game and the self-rating, i'd like to publicly apologize for the harsh tone of it all.

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  12. IG defenders might argue that the judged the game on its own merits (not that he had any other chance, thanks to him not caring about the two previous games), but that's bs: This game is the third entry in a (rebooted) franchise, thus it has already developed a fanbase with certain expectations. If the developer suddenly decided to piss off said fanbase (who, as I must add, is the main reason why this franchise got this far) by turning the franchise into a mindless by-the-numbers button masher, you just can't call it "Ninja Gaiden 3". Call it "Ninja War" or "Baby's First Ninja Gaiden". Don't just use a well-established brand name to sell this piss-poor excuse for a Ninja Gaiden game.

    (Thoug, looking how positive his review was, I'm almost willing to believe that Tecmo actually send him the game, knowing that he would be the only reviewer to give it a thumbs up...)

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    1. "I am behind freedom of speech and you are putting it into good practice"

      So you go out of your way to insult someone who wasn't a fan of your game? The guy downloaded it and it wasn't his cup of tea.
      Its fair enough if you want to defend your work but your comment is a blatant attempt at saying there must be something wrong with someone who doesn't like it. If you truly believe your work to be 5 star worthy you should just put it out there and let people decide

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  14. I'd have been happy for NG3 to simply have an easier setting than the previous titles, but I can't understand why they'd scale back so much else. Either way, Bores really didn't explain in any detail why he enjoyed the game or why the dissenters were wrong. It was just more laziness.

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    1. Strangely, he doesn't say they are wrong. He just doesn't care, because he enjoys easy and mindless action.

      And now for something completely different: A lame joke based on this review!
      "Oh boy, this video will likely hit his subscriber counter like a Limit Break!"

      (And seriously, difficulty settings exist for a reason. DMC3 had more than half a dozen of them!)

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  15. I'll be sure to stay away from Ninja Gaiden 3 if they toned it down so much. It's the same issue as Tekken 6-he was completely clueless about the franchise; he disregards what better video game critics say, and gave a completely contrarian opinion on it. The original Ninja Gaiden games on NES are some of the hardest games I've played, but I took that as a motivation to keep playing. I'd probably approach the first two next-gen versions the same way.
    On that note, how did Bores get this video out if his computer crashed? My guess is he was lying again.

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    1. Oh. Well, as much as I can't stand the guy, even he knew that he had to get something out at the rate he's losing subscribers. Still, I don't think this helped matters either way.

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    2. What does he mean when he says that, anyway? If it just crashed he can restart it, if he got a virus or something it shouldn't take more than a day to re-install Windows. If he lost time because he didn't keep backups of his ongoing projects then that's his problem. It's no excuse.

      And if he means his computer physically broke then what the hell is he doing to break this? I'm guessing he got a virus.

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  16. I wonder if we'll get a short video for April Fool's Day...Hopefully not.

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  17. Didn't Chris say something about playing sequels out of order in his Goonies 2 review? I believe he said "Who in their right mind would play Castlevania 3 before Castlevania 2?"

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    1. It was Castlevania 3 before Castlevania 1, but yes. And I think that's my favorite Chris Bores moment of all times, since as we all know that's technically the correct order.

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    2. He already forgot that when he made his Tekken 6 review, if not sooner.

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  18. What is GotGames traffic like? IG's vids have barely any comments and his star rating's are pretty low. I honestly wonder how its worth having him on there

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    1. I for one find it quite telling that their forums don't have a section used to talk about/with the reviewers - not that the forum isn't otherwise a poor excuse for a forum.

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  19. Ooh, I remember! Today we have the Earth Hour feature on Youtube!

    Yes, I like it.

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    1. They should just keep it there year-round. I like the black background.

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  20. I really don't understand what Tecmo was trying to do with this game. To appeal to casuals (admittedly, an INCREDIBLY vague category, but moving on) they made it absurdly simplified and cut out features that detracted from nothing, for a series BatDanNight described as "easy to learn". If they think this is what casual gamers like, they must have a very poor opinion of casuals.

    So he's continuing to mark down games for difficulty, even when that's what fans like? Now, as a fairly inexperienced gamer, I get frustrated with games very easily. But there's a huge gap between disliking difficult games (as I do) and actually giving a game a low score for something it's designed to have. End rant.

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    1. They probably think that casual gamers hate challenges.

      As for difficult games, there's a big difference between the bad kind of difficulty (like the infamous "every hit sends you flying backwards" of far too many NES games) and the good kind of difficulty - the kind were the game is hard, but fair, so that every Game Over is usually YOUR fault, not the game designer's.

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  21. Hmm... I never have played Ninja Gaiden III. I might still try it out just to see how bad it really is.

    Though, to be honest, Ninja Gaiden II wasn't all that hard for me when I was playing it. I've gotten to about stage 5, and there was very few times when I was having trouble. Then again, I probably haven't gotten far enough where the game starts to get really difficult for me. Either way though, I enjoyed playing Ninja Gaiden II a lot. The third installment does sound disappointing, but I would still probably try that out.

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  22. While this is sort of unrelated, I added up exactly how many subscribers IG lost during the month of March. The total number is 1,877. And he's already started loosing more subscribers this month.

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  23. I like this "game" that some of you are doing to see how many subscribers IG is losing. I think it's a game...

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    1. Well, we've gotta do something while we wait for the next blog (which is usually quite some time, due to Bore's slow as hell schedule).

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    2. We usually alternate between that and "What would Bores say about this game?"

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    3. @Speeddasher:

      Who knows? Maybe he'll bless us with even more poory thought out videos that are barely 1 minute long in a desperate attempt to win new subscribers?

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    4. Wonder if he even knows he's losing them.

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    5. I imagine even he'll have to notice the decline in his paycheck eventually.

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  24. With all this talk about his subscribers, what's the most he's been known to have anyway?

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    1. I think he capped off at 151,000+ before it started dropping precipitously.

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    2. According to encyclopedia dramatica he had 121,000 before the glitch causing unsubs to be duplicated. I think that's the highest he ever had, can't be sure though.

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  25. It's funny how much Bores has fallen. His early videos had over one million views. But nowadays, his videos usually receive less than 20,000 views

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  26. Some stuff from my Facebook informant.

    A fan asks if he can review The Darkness II. He responds "I played that at 2K's demo booth, it was a lot of fun!". That wasn't what he asked, pay attention you dolt.

    A different fan asked if Skylanders is open-world or a dungeon crawler. Something Bores should have covered in a "review". He then told him "it's on a set path like God of War"
    ... Stop comparing everything to God of War! By that logic, Super Mario Bros is like God of War!

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    1. I don't think Bores knows what "open-world" and "dungeon crawler" means, hence his idiotic response.

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    2. I think that proves God of War is the only game he's ever actually played through more then one level of

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    3. To paraphrase something one of his fanboys said "He said that he liked it, that counts as a review!" I wish I were joking. I think it was in response to his Review Hoedown or whatever it was.

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    4. A game where you control your character through a more or less interactive environment? Wha sort if witchcraft is this?!

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    5. Skyrim is a game viewed from the first person like COD, but wait a second where are all the guns? killing these dragons would be a lot easier if I had a rocket launcher what a turd salad. (chris points a toy gun at the screen and a poor explosion effect happens over the dragon while clearly showing the sword of the in game character hitting it)

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    6. Well, Super Mario Bros is on a set path, so it is like God of War. Mario Kart 64 is on numerous set paths, so it's also like God of War. Mass Effect 3 has a way to slash the shit out of enemies, so it is also like God of War. And that Green Lantern movie tie-in he talked about for like 20 seconds? Total Diablo ripoff.

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    1. has anyone seen ICBINAVGN'S APRIL FOOLS:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1N-R-DJdKc
      Safe to say, this is one of busy street and Asalieri's down points.

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    2. Had to deal with something. Sorry.

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    3. Did you hear what they call "The Hunger Games" in France?

      "Battle Royale with Cheese"

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  28. Ok Could You Go Back Cause I Have A File That You Might Want To See It Proves A Few Things And Its Massive Censorship

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    1. I hate to sound nitpicky, but what's up with the capitals? Isn't this more work than it's worth Oo ?

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  29. BatDan could you please go on skype so we could talk a bit more and so i can send the picture that i have - Tk

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    1. Link to it. Copy the URL/HTML address of the picture and paste it in the comment field.

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  30. So Star Wars Kinect is out. Can't wait to see IG flail around and "review" it.

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  31. BatDan This picture proves that LadyBuggin777 knows about this blog and that she cannot take any comments that criticise her son this would make a great post here is the link to that picture http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7429/irategamersucks.png

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    1. "ball muncher"? classy lady. Most people would have told their mum to shut up due to the embarrassment of having your mummy defending you when your in your 30's.

      I still think Ladybuggin777 is Chris doing a cyber Simon Bates and she is just a sock puppet for a personality that lets him say what he really wants to say to his critics.

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    2. She sure knows how to handle her son's ever-plummeting sub count: just keep on childishly insulting people who *gasp* don't kiss his ass! Thank$ for the lo$t $ub$criber$! :D

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  32. If that link does not work go here http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/13/irategamersucks.png/

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  33. The Archfiend: Calls other Youtubers cowards for censorship. Blocks anyone who doesn't agree with him.

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    1. Hypocrisy, thy name is Archfiend.

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  34. Time for the game where we see how many subs and the rank he has its "Irate Falling"

    Irategamer has lost in April - 246
    Sub Rank - 960

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    1. 246 subscribers lost already? Seriously this is really sad.

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  35. @TheGRVOfLightning

    Sorry but the damn reply button isn't working.

    Anyways, LadyBuggin, I got a question for you. What the FUCK is your problem? Never in my life I had met such a messed up old lady like you. He wasn't being a troll at all and yet you just blocked him, like that. Are you out of your mind? Are you really 50+ years old? Do you even want your son to improve? I now fully understand why your husband broke up with you. I bet you couldn't even do laundry in real life.

    You know what, keep doing that and watch your son's viwer count drop all the way to zero. Keep up the good work.

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  36. @ lordlaharl

    Pffft, I can never understand messed up hypocrites like him.

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  37. Damn, if IG keeps losing subs, He'll be less credible then this blog.

    Speaking of; I love how it's NOT hypocritical of BatdanNight in any way to block people that criticize him.

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    1. Dude, BatDan only blocks idiots who antagonize both him and other commenters for weeks on end, well after his point has been made. I made, like two or three comments on one of Archwipe's videos, and said nothing more offensive than what he and his fanboys have said.

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    2. Well hello, troll of the week! Just know that BatDan doensn't block criticism, he blocks persistent trolls, like I'm sure you'll become soon enough.

      Enjoy your stay!

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  38. @lordlaharl

    yeahhh I'm calling BS on that. BatDan has block me before simply for criticizing his rant on IG's Brawl review. And again because I asked him to give me the "evidence" that AVGN got permission to "steal" AVGs ROB review.

    This what I wrote on his Brawl rant; http://internethitlist.blogspot.com/

    Truth is, Batdan can't accept criticism any more then IG.

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    1. And yet he's approved both of your comments, stupid though they may be.

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    2. Guys the Angry Video Game Dork is Ozzyman yep that troll this blog is what he wants to troll - Tk

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    3. I guessed that from his adversity to the "reply" button.

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    4. @AVGD: ""His name isn’t Kid Icarus, it’s Pit! Kid Icarus was the game he was in. That would be like calling Marth “Fire Emblem” or Jigglypuff “Pokemon”. It gets worse when you remember that his name is listed below him on the select screen and the announcer says his name!"

      Now is that such a huge crime? No. Kid Icarus was a very old Nintendo series, most people would only remember the character by the name of the game it was in."

      1. If he didn't make frequent mistakes and made an effort to cut back on his error, people would be more inclinde to let the occasional mistake slide.

      2. And again Chris Bores (not the Irate Gamer) claims to know all the ins & outs of these game for 20 years, so it's fair to expect him to know his stuff.

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    5. Jesus Ozzy, you don't even hide the fact that you created that blog just to troll BatDan. Hell, your about me is Ozzyman and your first post is about a blog that you got banned from for being a dickhead.

      Worst troll ever since you aren't even trying. Not that you were with your irrational hatred of James Rolfe but it's even more of a step down from that sort of failure.

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    6. LOL Angry Video Game Dork....that sounds oddly familiar.....ummm Ozzy, aren't you "thangrymoviedork" on YT?

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    7. "And again Chris Bores (not the Irate Gamer) claims to know all the ins & outs of these game for 20 years, so it's fair to expect him to know his stuff."

      Plus however many it's been since he said that.

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    8. @"UT" Williams:

      Don't get mad about him making his own blog. That was pretty much the main advise people (me included) gave Ozzy before he got blocked, so I'm glad he actually did it.
      I sure hope he'll be a bit more civilised in his own blog ;)

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  39. Anyone know what the number of subscribers for Rank 1,000 is? Then we'll have a goal for his downfall rate.

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    1. At the time of this comment, the channel ranked 1000 is "ThrasherMagazine", a channel dedicated to skateboarding. They have (at the time) 144,123 subscribers.

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    2. Hi BatDan did you see that picture i sent? if not here`s the link - http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7429/irategamersucks.png maybe thats an idea for a blog post

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    3. So, that means Bores would have top lose 5,000 more subscribers. Seeing as how he lost over 2,000 subscribers in the past 30 days, then it should be about 2-3 months for him to get below 1,000.

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    4. They have an average gain of 296 subscribers per day. Bores has an average loss of 74 subscribers per day. I would imagine he'd drop below #1000 by the end of July at the latest if that rate keeps up.

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  40. Mmh, his subscriber change is currently slightly positive (+6, with what seems to be a negative tendency). So he still get's a few new subscribers. Weird Oo

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    1. Wow, Bores has finally gotten + subscribers for once. Granted it's only +8 as of this post, but it's something. Now we just have to see if this will keep up.

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    2. Make that +14 Oo

      (Though I fear he'll quickly go back into the negatives once this this review hits Youtube...)

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  41. Something occurred to me. Most likely Bores was lying his ass off when he said that Tecmo sent the game to him. However, he is the only reviewer not tearing it apart, so if they did send it to him it would've worked out in their favor.

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    1. Exactly my thoughts. Has Bores become widely known in game company circles, or was Tecmo just desparately looking for positive reviews?

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  42. Here's a copy of what I posted on Ozzy's blog:

    "Okay, so first off I'd like to congratulate you for finally putting your money where your mouth is and making your own blog. We suggested it, so it's only fair that you be commended for it.
    Second, I'd like to say how FUCKING PATHETIC it is that you really couldn't wait to try and get your petty little vengeance against BatDan. Seriously, you try to write a blog about "internet celebrities", and you open with BatDan? No offense to him, but on the grand scale of things, he could hardly be considered a celebrity by any means, and I believe he's probably aware of this. If you want to be taken seriously at all, talk about someone big league! AVGN, anyone from TGWTG, some webcomic artist, or anyone else who people other than those who have familiarized themselves with the whole IG debate might have actually heard of!
    I might check this blog periodically to see if you've actually posted something worth reading here. You seem to think that you have something to say, and that you're more than just another troll. Prove it."

    Note that I'm not trying to insult you, BatDan, but I imagine you'd agree that "guy with a mildly popular blog" doesn't exactly qualify as "internet celebrity" and that having his first post on his "internet celebrity hate blog" be about you just makes Ozzy seem like even more of a troll.

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      Who the fuck is BatDan?

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    2. I was thinkin, is it possible that Ozzyman might be Asalieri in disguise or a Busy Streeter?.

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  43. LOL I love it! I come up with a valid criticisms that none of you can defend, so you resort to calling me a troll.

    @lordlaharl
    U mad because I ranted on your BFF? Not to mention your hypocrisy; How it's "sad" that I choose Batdan first to rant on, since he's not really a "celebrity". By the same token It's sad that Batdan created a blog for the sole purpose of hating IG. Given his sub count; I'd hardly call him a celebrity either.

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    1. What valid criticisms? All you did was call him "immature" nine or ten times, with little to no reason as to why what he said was "immature".

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    2. What "valid criticism" exactly?

      And why is it sad that THIS blog does exactly what it claims to do, whereas your blog starts its grand campaign to criticise internet celebrities by bashing a blog writer with 217 followers.

      While Bores' sub count took a huge drop recently, him being a Youtube partner AND being allowed to get to E3 every bloody year DOES make him an internet celebrity.

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    3. "LOL I love it! I come up with a valid criticisms"... nope, never had a single one.

      "that none of you can defend"... don't you mean defend against? we've debunked every argument you've pulled out of your ass rather throughly. just because you don't acknowledge that you don't have a leg on doesn't make it true, stumpy.

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    4. @Angry Video Game Dork

      You fail to realize Bores' lack of credibility as a video game historian as Bores claims himself to be on his facebook profile, and even more so in a video posting in which he claimed to have more than over twenty years of experience.

      http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x55j2x_irate-gamer-mystery-thank-you-video_videogames

      With all that said, during his review of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he should of at least named some of the stages instead of referring to them as "castle and boats." Even more so, he should know what company owns the right to Simon Belmont because...you know, he's supposedly a "Castlevania fan." No, Bores does not get a pass just because of a butchered port of Metal Gear on NES which you claimed on your blog. As a video game historian, Bores loses all credibility.

      ...and seriously, "U mad because I ranted on your BFF?" Only a troll would make such a comment.

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    5. *MortalKombat2007: Thank you. It's one thing for a humble person to make some factual errors', but when you pass yourself off as an expert/know it all, you're expected to get the majority of your comments right.

      It would be like me claiming to be an expert on the Spider-Man franchise and calling Peter Parker, Peter Palmer not just once or twice, but frequently.

      Even then, it might not be as problematic if it was just his regular episodes, but when you intend for a particular series (HoVG) to be a legit source of info, fact checking isn't something you do if you have the time.

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    6. "It would be like me claiming to be an expert on the Spider-Man franchise and calling Peter Parker, Peter Palmer not just once or twice, but frequently."

      Especially when everyone knows Spider-Man's real name is Takuya Yamashiro.

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  44. For the record, maybe it's sad that people would spend time critiquing IG, but doesn't creating another account just for the purpose of commenting on a blog you don't like just as sad?

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  45. Ah there you are Ozzy. I was wondering when you'd come back.

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  46. I'm only subbed to Bores because I to love his ultimate downfall.

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  47. (2012-04-05 +22 Subs) Can't win them all I suppose...

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    1. So far today he's lots 25 so he is now at a net loss of -3 at the moment.

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  48. Bores just uploaded a video of him giving his thoughts on Michael Bay's TMNT. Late the party as usual...

    Boring video, didn't find much to comment on. Just him quoting things and going into "nostalgia" and ideas on how it could work.

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  49. What really bugs me about IG is the sheer lack of research he puts into most things. I've started doing written reviews on my website (http://vintage-awesomeness.webs.com/ in case you're wondering) and I've put in more research for my company profiles for each review then he does for an entire review.

    An example from my Blood Bowl(1995) review, I gave it a negative review, not because of improvements that had been made to the initial tabletop game that couldn't have been included, but instead focused on the lack of doing anything to the team off the field and just how slow and clunky the engine is while suggesting an older game with a similar premise that came out five years earlier called M.U.D.S.

    Without a doubt, Bores would have inserted stupid effects, not acknowledged the original tabletop game and made some kind of scat joke over the slow speed of it.

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    1. Seriously, when the guy does a Neo review, he doesn't even give good reasons, or at least recommend another game in the same genre. Hell, even I did that in one of my blog posts, and I don't even review games! I critique a horribly biased Christian game reviewing site, for crying out loud!

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  50. Well, I don't have a lot to comment on about Bores' Micheal Bay VS TMNT video, but I did notice one thing he contradicted himself on.

    He was talking about how he didn't want to see "Transformers 3" due to how bad the second movie is. But last year, during his Top 10 Summer Movies list, he said that he has to go see "Transformers 3" simply because it's Transformers.

    But in the meantime, I'll see if he loses subscribers for this video. Yesterday, it was surprisingly positive, but today, he lost 8 subscribers. So we'll see how the number goes up.

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  51. Most of IG's subscribers aren't fans. They're just people who like to see him say things so stupid that they're funny. Lately IG hasn't even been unintentionally funny, just bland and stupid. He's losing his non-fan subs, but probably not his actual fans.

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    1. More likely then not although you've gotta wonder how much more of his slack schedule his fans will put up with.

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  52. I've watched Bores's rant on TMNT and Michael Bay. Not much, except one thing. So you didn't watch Dark of the Moon at all Bores, then why did you still put it number 4 in your Top 10 Summer Movies of 2011. Why put it at a high spot when you know it's going to suck, especially when you have watched the first two movies and know they sucked?

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  53. @Sovereign64 He mentioned that he's counting down by release date: http://irategamersucks.blogspot.com/2011/04/2011-summer-movies-oh-good-more-trailer.html
    Still, if he knew it was gonna suck, why put it on his list at all?

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  54. You know those 22 subscribers Bore's gained yesterday? He just lot all of them, plus 2 more. Looks like this cycle might begin again.

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  55. *sighs* Bores just posted this at GotGame.
    http://gotgame.com/2012/04/05/e3-2012-tradeshow-floor-map-revealed/

    Not the actual tradeshow map, but a mock-up of what he thinks it will be. All speculation with no evidence. Is this how he wastes his time? Is this where all the "I'm very busy" crap comes from? Good lord... what a joke.

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    1. Talk about a waste of time Oo

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    2. So...what was the point of this map?

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    3. Because y'know it might look like that or something.... possibly....maybe....maybe not.

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    4. @EricKirby
      You know how a kid plans for DisneyWorld by drawing on a map of where he wants to go? It's a little like this, only this is for a DisneyWorld that hasn't been built yet and he's only drawing what HE wants to do.

      Also, who is this going to help? The 2 or 3 people that work at GotGame that are going? Sensible people wait for the real thing. I just don't get it.

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    5. I love how most people going would be excited about seeing the new games and innovations in gaming but Bores is excited about how booths might move around.

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    6. I don't know what to think of this map either. He clearly speculated based on information that wasn't cited but acted like this was the concrete final map. A couple other complaints

      -THQ has Darksiders 2, the UFC and WWE license, Warhammer and Saint's Row. Why is he saying they won't show up because of their over-exaggerated financial problems? I agree the company hit a snag but the worst thing they could do right now is flat-out not demonstrate anything.

      -He says Nolan Bushnell returned as CEO of Atari. THE ATARI OF TODAY IS NOT THE ATARI OF THE 70s BORES! They just took the brand name and slapped it onto their company. Plus, Bushnell is on the board of directors and not the CEO of Atari.

      -Says Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony will share a single hall in a "keep your enemies closer" kind of scenario. This is an organizational nightmare. You have three very big and very important vendors and a finite amount of convention space. One of them has to go into the other hall for both organizational and crowd control purposes. Plus, having you own hall away from your competition is kind of sweet I would think.

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    7. I think UbiSoft might not let GotGame in because of that response he made of blowing up their office with a bad visual effect. Major companies don't take being threatened with violence lightly.

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    8. THQ are financially in deep shit due to poor management but as you say they have enough big licenses that at the very least the will have something to show. Some WWE wrestlers are already doing VO work for the next game

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  56. Irate Falling - Apr 6

    Sub Rank - 966
    Subs Lost In April - 257

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    1. Quite telling isn't it. Looks like an estimate of a couple of months between his drop and Thrashers rise was a little off. At this rate, I'd give him until the end of the month.

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  57. All he has to do is release his Ninja Gaiden review on Youtube and the sub count will drop dramatically.

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  58. Irate Falling - Apr 7

    Sub Rank - 968
    Subs Lost in April - 242

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  59. Seems that Irategamer's subscribers has now gone up to positive again. I knew this loss in subscribers was too good to last.

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    1. Seems like NOT releasing any new content on Youtube is the best thing he can do to get new subscribers Oo

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  60. I've finally seen it all. We are a doomed species. I can't believe that I share a reality in which something like this website exists. What is the point of this. There are so many problems that need to be solved in our world today and this is where you choose to put forth your efforts. Shame on you. All of this because of some reviewer who kind of sort of ripped off another reviewer. Why would you take pleasure in making fun of a stranger? Think about it. I mean, obviously the AVGN is a superior game reviewer to the IG. But who cares. If this guy wants to make videos, fine. But why would anyone go to such lengths to try and tear this poor guy apart. Is this what you want to be remembered for when you leave this place? When you are on your deathbed will you be proud of this? I mean if this is what our generation has turned into than we are screwed. Don't support this garbage. Find something good and positive to focus on and help to advance our culture instead of crushing it. If this is what we have turned into as a people, then bring on the Doomsday because this place is Fucked!!!

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    1. Says you, commenting on this blog right now. I'm also sure that you'll check back to reply.

      Also, what are YOU doing to help the planet not "be doomed"? Commenting on a fucking blog, that's what you're doing. Don't you have any Nobel Prizes to win for this incredible effort in saving humanity, O Enlightened One? I wish to join your crusade to cleanse the world of these philistines writing blogs! Surely they are the reason this world is "doomed"!

      And this blog? *Gasp* It's giving Bores criticism and tips on how to make a credible video, I must comment about how the writer has no life for criticising this "poor guy", posthaste!

      I await your next comment, O Master Adam.

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    2. Ugh, can't believe I fed a troll again. I really need to learn.

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    3. On my Deathbed I doubt I'll remember something I did to kill a few minutes here and there while I have to wait for things at work. To be honest Adam its hard to find any high ground with the "no life" argument when 90% of everything people do online is just a waste of time in the general sense so you're wasting time by being online as well.

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    4. 90% of everything people to OFFLINE is a waste of time, too.

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    5. Are you by any chance a college freshman, Adam?

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  61. Hey Batdan, have you seen the Irate Gamer's latest video, TMNT Michael Bay?

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    1. Yes, it was rather boring. Not much to say about it. Though he did contradict himself when talking about Transformers.

      In the video he said he had no plans to see the third movie, but back in his "Top 10 Summer Movies of 2011" list he said "But it's Transformers, I guess I gotta see it". Make up your mind!

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    2. Yeah, it's a really boring video and pretty awkward to watch to be honest. It's what you would expect from a near 5-minute video of just Bores talking to the camera. There's the usual weird pauses, mispronunciation of words and other oddnesses that arise from Bores' strange speech patterns. Nothing much to report, just the typical Bores crap.

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  62. Does anyone here know of Archfiend? He said Mike Matei is a coward for blocking people, even though Archfiend blocked me. Hypocrite.

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    1. Yeah, we're familiar with the Archfiend around here. He's just a douchebag. End of story.

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    2. Archfiend is well known for being a hypocritical dickhead by the regular people that read this blog.

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    3. Yeah, we're familiar about Archfiend. He made one anti-Irate Gamer video that I actually liked (by itself) but in every other video he is an incredible douchebag and hypocrite.

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    4. When it comes to Archie you just have to think like this. Bores is about 972 ranking for subs Archfiend is about 6227. Makes you wonder why he's so arrogant

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  63. Hm. I always feel out of the loop whenever it comes to newer games. Though speaking from my past experience with the Ninja Gaiden series (...the NES ones) I can immediately tell that Chris is no fan. The Ninja Gaiden games test your abilities as a gamer and reward you for mastering them. As much as I disliked James' Ninja Gaiden review even he knew this.

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  64. You know, I realized something while looking at the stuff below the title of this blog. Who is the worst video game reviewer? There are so many, but who is the worst? (in your opinion)

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    1. NC17 doesn't bother to script and just says fuck at the start and end of every sentence, stumbles over his words and appears to speak like he's only allowed to breathe after making his "points"

      "Fuckthis uh piece of..of fuckingshitfuck whyputthatfuckingenemythereifm Imnotfuckingsupposetofuckingjumponthem..it fucksucks"

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    2. I feel like I need a shower after watching a retrogamer3 video. He just has this sleazeball look to him and he has a personality to match.

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  65. (Last 3 Days) #Subs: +15, +25, +39. What people are subscribing, idiotic fans returning, giving him a second chance, other giving him a first chance, or people subbing to see him fail?

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    1. Looks like a response to his jumping on the Bay Ninja Turtles Bandwagon.

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  66. Imagine if Bores reviews Riviera the Promised Land? Batdan

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    1. "Why can't I just walk around? This game is broken!"

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    2. Just think about Bores' reaction to the bath scenes in that game?

      P.S. Batdan, do you know Riviera the Promised Land?

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    3. Nope. Just looked it up and it's an Atlus game, often a seal of quality, so I should check it out.

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    4. You notice the bath scenes, right?

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  67. Does anyone know who the lowest subbed youtube partner is? With Bores near the 1000 mark and Archfiend being in the 6227 mark I was just wondering how far down you can get and make money off YT.

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    1. Silent Rob got a partnership recently and he's below 5k subscribers.

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  68. Bores TMNT film rant was utterly pointless and uninteresting. Most movie buffs know Michael Bay is an infamous producer. Bores just did the same thing every other user did. Bores had nothing insightful to say about the movie other what can be summarized as "it will suck because of Michael Bay." Bores obviously made the video for more views and subscription. This is very evident by his plug of his TMNT videos. If that video is really is Bores opinion on the subject of the film, well...then my reaction to video that is neutral. If his opinion is the same as everyone else, then why should I care?

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  69. Hey hey hey, who wants to bet that he'll review Kid Icarus Uprising anytime soon (Read: in a few months)?

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    1. Because, you know, he's such a huuuuge fan of Kid Icarus.

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    2. Just like he's a huge fan of pretty much anything he talks about. :D

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  70. Word of advice, Michael Bay: if you're going to update something, keep the elements the same. Otherwise, you're just crapping on the source material. Right, Ubisoft?

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    1. But that would require him to actually spend time and LEARN about the stuff he's adapting!

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  71. Breaking news everyone. Bores is loosing subs again. 31 yesterday and as of now 18 today.

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  72. Will I gotta hel- if I said I like chris's TMNT video? I thought it was informative. And will anyone on this site understand what I just referenced in the first sentence?

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    1. I didn't =)

      But everyone's entitled to their own opinions as long as they can explain it in a rational manner.

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  73. I don't like Irategamer either but this is a review. If every reviewer had the same opinions then we would only have a single reviewer.

    What he thought about ninja gaiden is his opinions and he can't be wrong when he says the game is fun. Some people can like it , other hate it.

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    1. But it does unfortunately show that he doesn't know anything about the fanbase's tastes. He also shows that he has no Idea what he's talking about as the earlier games Ninja Gaiden 1 and 2 have ridiculously easy modes that you can access if you just want to take the game easy. Dumbing down a game doesn't naturally make the game easier and Irate gamer is a fool for thinking that makes the game worth buying at full price. IG just wears his tinted glasses and overlooks missing weapons, weak combos, weak multiplayer, pathetic story and lame enemies and boss fights while praising for lacking these very things. Everyone is entitle to their own opinion sure, but it has to be a well informed one. It's equivalent to saying that the lower class should be taxed more because there's more of them.

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  74. UPDATE but not bore's related.
    Ninja gaiden 3 comes out for the WiiU and unlike the Ninja Gaiden sigma series (where the difficulty is toned down slightly), Ninja Gaiden 3 razor's edge beefed up the challenges and removed most of the bullshit QTE moves. Unsurprising its really good and fans really like it. Why Bore's would praise a game that was an obvious beta is just plain stupid. I mean would you pay $60 for a game that's missing variety, has repetitive action and constantly takes control away from you?

    I'll never play either though, Wii U needs a wii I don't have either so... AND I'M DEFINITELY not getting the original... even if its 20 bucks.

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