Thursday, May 31, 2012

Generations of Sonic Speed By IG's Slow Schedule

If I said “I didn’t see this game coming”, I would be lying. Given how he’s talked about Unleashed and Colors, it was only a matter of time until he got to Sonic Generations. If he released this review one day later, it would have been seven months since it came out.

What’s that? Generations was praised by critics AND loved by fans? And it’s unlikely Bores will add anything new long after the game has been released? Ha, you guys have read my mind. I don’t see Bores saying anything new half a year after this game came out, but as usual I’ll recap the nonsense.

0:06 - 0:28: IG announces the review, then wonders if it’s the one “Sonic fans have been waiting for”.
After once again reminding us Sonic games have sucked and that he didn’t like Unleashed. We get it! You didn’t like Sonic Unleashed. Personally, I don’t think you have the right to judge it considering you barely played it. At least tell me you’re familiar with Sonic 06, that one has far more problems than Unleashed.
“All I gotta say, it’s been a long time coming” What about Sonic Colors? That was pretty good, you even said you liked it.

0:29 - 1:08: He mentions the levels are comprised in two styles, the classic side-scrolling style and the “zoom through the level” style. Don’t you mean 3D? That’s… the big difference. Classic Sonic is in 2D while Modern Sonic is in 3D with some 2D elements. That’s the point, to showcase the major differences between the Sonic of old and new.

Oh this is hilarious. IG mentions back in the day he played Sonic 1-3 so much he “pretty much memorized the levels”. Bullshit. You’ve done so much to prove you’re not a gamer that the idea of you playing Genesis back in the day is laughable. You thought Super Mario World was an NES game. Also, if you played Sonic 2 so much, why did you bash the flying stage in Unleashed? It was kind of the same thing as Sky Chase Zone.

He goes on about how the levels got “major upgrades” or something. I’m sorry, I just don’t believe that he played Sonic 1-3 that much.
He also says the graphics are “breath-taking” and if you have a 3D TV then you’re in for a treat. Honestly, I’m not surprised Bores doesn’t treat 3D as a stupid gimmick. Given his love of special effects, having them pop out must be like cocaine to him.
This prompts a joke where he’s playing with 3D glasses and a couple of stock electric balls fly out at him. He remarks it “feels so dimensional” whatever that means.

1:09 - 1:31: He briefly talks about the story and says it’s not really needed, but knows Sega loves putting their stories in there. You clearly never played Sonic 06, you don’t know how bad it can get. Generations is Coppola compared to 06 being Uwe Boll.
He attempts to skip the cut scenes, but he can’t, prompting one of his forced growls where he slacks his jaw. Stop that! You don’t look angry doing that, you look like you have problems.

EDIT: It's been confirmed to me multiple times that you can skip cutscenes. So Bores was angry for... no reason at all. This also furthers confirms he didn't actually play the game, but watched Cyberman65's playthrough. This is getting worse and worse....

1:32 - 2:06: IG says he’s reached the part where he tears it apart, but can’t find anything to rant on. Surely you can find something, too many bonus levels for you, easy mode too hard? Nah, this shows some progress.
But he does go back to his ranting on Sega taking a long time to release a good Sonic game, brings up Unleashed again (god damn it, enough! This is worse than Epic Yarn) and not only wants the old Sonic games done in this style, but wants old NES games done the same way. They have! NES titles have been remade for years! Bionic Commando, all three NES Final Fantasy titles, the first Fire Emblem, Metroid, all three Super Mario Bros games, Kirby’s Adventure, they’re just not all on HD consoles.

His final verdict is for Sonic fans to check it out and it’s a nostalgic overload (wrong series Bores). That’s it.

Despite my rants, that was fairly harmless. A boring video of IG gushing about a game, as per usual when it comes to IG Neo these days. But seriously, I still find it hard to believe he played the classic Sonic games that much. Especially his belief that the only thing that matters about Sonic is “speed”.
I will compliment him for not bringing up that he played it at E3.

I do wonder when he’ll put up his Ninja Gaiden 3 review to YouTube. The backlash to that will be glorious.

EDIT: blueluigi brought up a VERY interesting detail about this video. When viewed in HD (click the little HD button in the bottom part of the video), a watermark saying "Cyberman65" can be seen. Through a YouTube search, there is a user called Cyberman65 with  a playthrough of Sonic Generations. He's also a YouTube partner as well.
http://www.youtube.com/user/Cyberman65

Wow, he can't even get his own footage. The fact he didn't credit Cyberman65 is an even greater crime.

EDIT: Karl Reid has brought some new info.
He left a post on GotGame's Facebook page, informing  them of the stolen footage using the screenshot left by Mario Augusto Puga Valera. GotGame says they'll "take care of it" and now under his video, a message saying "Green Hill Zone footage courtesy of Youtuber Cyberman65" with a link not to his channel, but to his first video of the playthrough.
Okay, no. He didn't just steal Green Hill Zone, he stole ALL the footage from him. That watermark is in every shot of gameplay.
You can't just add that and expect this problem to go away. You don't know if Bores asked him for permission (he likely didn't).
How desperate are you for traffic that you will ignore everything he does? You let him get away with reviews of games he's only played for an hour, and videos where he blows up the office of a video game publisher. What the hell guys?

EDIT: Cyberman65 responds!
He messaged me back saying "thanks for telling me" and that he didn't know about this. Proving Bores did NOT ask for permission.
He also posted a bulletin saying thanks to everyone for informing him, his late response was due to him being away from his computer, and that he is NOT happy about this. However, an hour prior to posting the bulletin, IG sent him a PM about it. Sounds like someone is scrambling for damage control. He also notes this is exactly why he uses watermarks on his videos. Good advice!

EDIT: GotGame has changed "Green Hill Zone footage" to "Game footage". Dolly it up all you want guys, it still doesn't change the fact Bores stole from him.

161 comments:

  1. Eh, this review was more boring that horrendous. Still, good blog post BatDan.

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  2. Still though, he's managed to release a Irate Gamer Episode, a movie review, and a Neo review all in one month. Granted the latter to were really short, but still this hasn't happened in a long time.

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    1. Yeah, but bear in mind that he goes to E3 next week, which, if history is any indicator, should bring his new found productivity to a screeching halt.

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  3. Boring as always. I knew it would be as bland as his Sonic Colors review.

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  4. Why do a lot of people ignore the Sonic Advance series and the Sonic Rush games? Is it because they are on portable systems? Those five games are amazing!

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    1. I have Sonic Rush Adventure for the DS. It's the game for the people that complain about Sonic straying too far from it roots.

      Then again, they'd complain about how it has a story, and bash the few 3D segments.

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    2. people still complained about Sonic Adventure 2 Battle having the 2 other stages for tails/robotnic(I refuse to call him eggman >:-( ) and knuckles/... the bat.. idr her name. amd having the chaos.. which were cute! and awesome! and so cool and I loved them! sending them away made me want to cry :(

      But yeah I agree a game should stay somewhat close to its roots, but Sonic has done a good job of mixing things up at the same time! At least in my opinion.

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    3. I loved the Tails/Robotnic (I like that name more too) levels. I don't like the Knuckles/Rouge the Bat ones as much though. Still, Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 are awesome games. I'll probably never be good enough to 100% them.

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  5. Wow, I'm the first to mention "Un-mercilessly!" (1:34)

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  6. can i play devil's advocate?

    i know Bores review of Ninja Gaiden 3 was terrible but, i saw Armake21's video of gaming decline, and he brought up a good point.

    that Ninja Gaiden 3 was supposed to be more in the style of the original NES games and hence why they toned down the difficulty, and because the 1st 2 Ninja Gaidens were too hard to be enjoyed.

    his video right here

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx00aW6T_hc&feature=plcp

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    1. That's no excuse. If they were afraid that the game was too hard for some people to enjoy, then they could have added difficulty settings. That way, they could appease the mainstream audience without alienating the fanbase.

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    2. The original NES games are some of the most difficult video games ever made.

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    3. @Shaolin Dave:

      Exactly. If one thinks that the previous games in the new Ninja Gaiden series were "too hard to be enjoyed", you ain't the nothing yet. NES-era Ninja Gaiden is downright sadistic, especially the 3rd entry whose difficulty was cranked up to eleven thanks to the developer being sure that we guys in the west can handle it.

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  7. Has the video been removed?

    Should be here, right? http://gotgame.com/2012/05/30/sonic-generations-irate-gamer-neo-game-review-ps3-xbox-360

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    1. Hmm, looks like it wasn't supposed to go up that early.

      It's still up on Blip though. http://blip.tv/irategamer/sonic-generations-irate-gamer-neo-game-review-ps3-xbox-360-6175442

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    2. Thanks, didn't think to look there.

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    3. It seems to be back up now. Weird how it went down...

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  8. He really made fun of Sega for an "unnecessary storyline"? Pot and kettle, Bores, pot and kettle.

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    1. Not to mention the number of times he complained about lack of story, cut scenes or end scenes in reviews.

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    2. this is very hypocritical. He adds far more pointless story lines and I never feel informed about the game after his review I just wonder what the heck just happened in his story line. Like going from a sword granting a he-man style form to a surf board power in a single video... What did I miss? I am seriously curios did I miss a video between that guys?

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    3. You didn't miss anything either. I'm just as confused as how in one episode he gets a magic sword, then the next episode it's a "force" that can summon surfboards.

      It's pretty obvious he's making this up as he goes along.

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  9. Wait wait wait WAIT.

    Bores - the guy who repeatedly bashes old games for not explaining their plot outside of the manual - is suddenly ANNOYED by a game explaining its plot within the game Oo ?!

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  10. Un-mercilessly?! Bores, LEARN ENGLISH.

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  11. "He briefly talks about the story and says it’s not really needed, but knows Sega loves putting their stories in there."

    That's so ironic coming from Bores, the same guy who put a pointless stupid storyline in his reviews.

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  12. It was relatively harmless, EXCEPT for the bullshit about how the story isn't needed after constantly bleating on about how so many NES games don't explain the story on-screen. This is just like him criticising Sonic 4 for not being different enough, months after saying Sonic Unleashed was too different and Sega should stop trying to vary the gameplay.

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  13. When I was watching this video with the HD mode (the SD mode crops out the small text) then if you look over to the down-right corner, you'll see a very small watermark that reads Cyberman65. I did a Youtube search, and sure enough, there does exist a Youtube user named Cyberman65 who uploaded a playthrough of Sonic Generations on his Youtube account, and it used the SAME WATERMARK that's used in Bores video.

    Yup, that's right, it seems that Bores, once again, stole gameplay footage from another user for this review. That further shows how lazy he is AND that he's still a thief.

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    1. ... Son of a bitch.

      I'm contacting Cyberman65. Telling him this.

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    2. When everyone points it out, will he remove the video, or just block everyone?

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    3. Wow. Just, wow. How the hell GotGames allows this shenanigan?
      Here's a screencap, if you don't wanna check his video. You can CLEARLY SEE the damn watermark. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/53749552/plagio01.png

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    4. For some reason, Bores stealing footage kinda reminds me of "Third Rate Gamer", where on some of his videos he "steals" AVGN footage and comments over it.

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    5. Ok, the plot thickens..

      I posted on GotGame's facebook(because apparently they do not have an email address or any official way of contacting them) and pointed out the watermark and lack of attribution using the screenshot Mario posted. They then told me they would look into it, then 2 minutes later they added some text underneath the review- "Green Hill Zone footage courtesy of Youtuber Cyberman65." They linked to a URL I gave them, which was directly into a video by cyberman65, not his channel. They then seem to have deleted my post from their Facebook wall.

      I'm considering going back and telling them that in fact all the game footage(the cutscenes too) is ripped off, but given their unprofessional attitude and failure to identify the scale of the rip of, they really don't seem to care what Chris does.

      Cyberman26 remains offline from YouTube and Twitter as well so we will have to wait until he comes online again to get the full picture here.

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    6. I just checked, your wall post is still there.
      But the fact they only mentioned Green Hill Zone and not ALL the footage shows they don't care what Bores does. Only that he brings in traffic. Sad...

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    7. Yes, you're right, it's still there, whoops. Anyway, cyberma65 just posted a bulletin on his youtube:

      "Thanks a lot guys for telling me about the deal with the Irategamer taking my videos. Was away from the computer yesterday. Not happy about this, but he PMed me about it and stuff about an hour ago. That's why you have watermarks on your videos."

      So wonder where it goes from here. If I was him I'd be pissed right now- he's 100% right about why he uses watermarks, it shows that he is well aware people will take his footage. You'd just think Chris could find footage without a watermark, or make some attempt to crop it out. He is just shamelessly lazy.

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    8. .... or he can actually play the game himself and get his own damn footage.

      I created an easter egg in one of my games that was the names of me and the two other creators written on the floor. That's all it was suppose to be, an easter egg. It eventually became the only proof that we were the real creators when some certain asshats decided to simply modify the text file for the credits and claim it as their own.

      http://www.awesomesaucegames.me/2011/11/history-of-awesomesauce-games-part-2.html

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    9. @BatDanNight
      That's exactly the reason why shows like "Jerry Springer" still exist. There's not such thing as bad publicity.

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    10. Lol, no I'm just waiting for Bore's fanatic fans to claim that "IG and Cyberman65 are BFF!"

      And who knows? This is probably not the only time he stole footage...

      Mmh, does anyone else want Bores to make a LetsPlay now?

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    11. I hope so, then Retsupurae can rip him a new one.

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  14. One thing I find sad about this "review" is that he could have reviewed Sonic 4 Episode II instead and at least maintain a shred of relevance. That game is pretty short too, so he'd have no excuse not to finish it first.

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  15. Now, don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty sure that you are able to skip the cutscenes in the game. I may have to check to be sure, but I think you can.

    Also, if Bores stole the footage, why do I feel like he never actually played the game?

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    1. Because he always uses vague statements that never get into the Gameplay's detail?

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  16. Seriously, what is wrong with Gotgame?! Are they even a professional video game reviewing site? First, they let him get away with blowing up Ubisoft, then excuse him for posting a half-assed 4-in-1 review and now they let him get away with stealing game footage from other people?! Whoever runs Gotgame needs to be put in an asylum. Seriously.

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  17. Wow. At first I thought this video wasn't incredibly bad, but after seeing what went into making it, this is just inexcusable.

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  18. I'm afraid Chris Bores (and Gotgame, for that matter) represents everything wrong with new media: poor research, low quality, arrogance, manipulative editing, style-over-substance approach, general irresponsibility and, most gravely, intellectual dishonesty.

    Judging from Cyberman65's opinion, those trends are here to stay. We're going from the "blogosphere" to both the "tabloidsphere" and the "ripoffsphere".

    Seriosly, the Web needs urgent regulation addressing that vices.

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    1. This isn't proof that the web as a whole needs regulating; Chris Bores just needs his shit ruined by everyone for being worthless.

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  19. Wow.
    Just, wow.
    Did he even BUY the game?

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    1. In other words:
      "Didn't they buy this game before they reviewed it?!"

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  20. You know, the "no skipping cutscenes" bit really only seems like a valid complaint when you're playing a game that has no extra lives/continue feature. For example, several RPGs boot you back to the title screen when you lose a fight, forcing you to start from your last save. Many modern RPGs have cutscenes prior to major boss battles, which is where one expects to die a lot. As such, it seems reasonable to expect to be able to skip lengthy cutscenes prior to such an encounter. Sonic Generations, on the other hand, has both extra lives AND infinite continues, so even if you can't skip the cutscenes (a dubious claim already, considering the source), the only reason one would be forced to rewatch one would be if they quit the game after watching it before defeating the boss. Seems to me like Bores just sifted through the barrel of generic complaints in another sad attempt to prove that he's a gamer.

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    1. I'm not 100% sure, bot don't these "you can't skip cutscenes"-games give you the ability to skip the cutscenes after having watched them at least once?

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    2. So he either plowed through the game only once without dying once, or he thought to himself: "Why's this Cyberman guy not skipping the stupid cutscenes?!"

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    3. Is a 2 minute cutscene really something to complain about? Unless they are painfully long but I feel like he is overplaying this for "comedic" reasons.

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  21. I pointed it out on GotGames website

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/443/geeoneg.jpg/

    And then i pointed it out on their facebook page. About 20 minutes later they responded saying that they gave him credit for "gameplay footage"; not just Green Hill Zone.

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/515/geeone1.jpg/

    But you see in my first link that they did at first only give credit for the Green hill zone footage and not all footage. So 20 minutes after i pointed it out on their facebook page: they changed their info on GotGame and now it seems that they are going to pretend that their mistake never happened.

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    1. Someone should ask GotGame on their facebook page if they have permission to by Cyberman65 to use the footage.

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    2. I responded to them saying "'giving credit to' and 'used with permission' are two very different things." This however was deleted within two minutes. Thankfully I screen captured it.

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    3. @Zemboni
      No, it's still there.

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    4. I just noticed my comment on GotGame got deleted...

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    5. @Tony Stark
      Doesn't surprise me. If you noticed, the comment there says "Awaiting Moderation". Since it was negative towards Bores, it was automatically deleted.

      This does show why his videos aren't full of negative comments. What I wonder is if the moderation is extended to everyone else. If everyone gets it, okay. If it's only Bores, special treatment is obvious.

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    6. @BatDanNight

      Yeah. It seems that most of his videos on GotGame have low ratings (Sonic Generations has 2 stars). His videos probably would have had plenty of negative comments if they were allowed by the moderators of the site.

      BTW any news from Cyberman 65? Is he going to do something about Bores stealing his footage?

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  22. Why isn't this on Encyclopedia Dramatica right now? This gold mine of fuck-uppery cannot be forgotten.

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  23. I didn't think much of this "review" until he claimed that he played all three of the Genesis Sonic games. Not that I expected him to start being honest, but what baring did it have on the review to bring it up?

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    1. Bores feels to constantly remind his audience that he's a seasoned gamer veteran for realz.

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    2. he's not. he only played the first sonic that I know of and he sucked at it.

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  24. "Chemical Zone"?

    Yeah, right Bores, i totally believe you've played Sonic 1-3 that much.

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    1. When I first played Sonic 2, I was a kid who didn't even know what a "chemical plant" WAS. And I STILL remembered the name of the zone!

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  25. Well that's why he couldn't skip cutscenes. He was playing a youtube video instead of a game.

    Yeah, he didn't play this.

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    1. Not to mention you can skip the cutscenes in the game. Come on, i've skipped the second one in my first time playing this game.

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    2. Knew it. I never played this game, but that No skipping icon looked fake like it didn't mesh with the game.

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    3. So, I was right. Fucking Bores...

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  26. Bullcrap! he did NOT memorize sonic 1,2 and 3! he barely played 1 and sucked at it! Come on Chris lying like this to build up a false image and get views is very dirty business and less than moral. I really loose respect for him every day especially when he puts statements like that up that I KNOW are not true about his childhood. (He only really played games at our house that I know of and we only owned the first sonic if I recall. He wasn't and even today isn't a gamer.) Goodness Chris... please... stop while you're ahead.

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    1. If you are being serious, I'd like to hear more of your backstory. How well you know him, what's he like, and how much do you hate him now?

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    2. I'd love to see a full post about this sort of thing.

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    3. @Uknown

      I grew up with Chris. He was my brothers friend, If you email me I'll be glad to fill you in. Idk if Daniel plans to do a post or not.

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    4. I'm still not sure. Seems a bit too personal. I'm considering it though.

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    5. I don't think there would be anything wrong with it as long as there wasn't any senseless slander or anything of that sort.

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    6. @victor009 agree with you there.

      @batdan being your blog and all it is your call. Just remember to keep my name and stuff of that sort out of the blog :P Or give me a weapon to fight off the hoards of Irate Gamer fans. I'm reading his youtube comments and WOW.. these guys are kinda nuts.

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  27. I can only imagine how Retsupurae would riff on one of his reviews.

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  28. Btw, he uploaded his Ninja Gaiden 3 "review" on Youtube.

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    1. Yeah. No changes to it.

      Hopefully that backlash kicks in soon.

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    2. I vaguely remember Ninja Gaiden. I remember it was hard as heck at least for me. Wouldn't a game like that be way over Chris' head? he isn't a gamer and I imagine he would be very irritated by a difficult game like a Ninja Gaiden game, That or he would complain that it's too hard?

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    3. Funnily enough, his NG3 review is flawed for almost the complete opposite reason. He actually likes the game for how easy it is to pick up and play.

      And therein lies our problem. NG3 has been criticized for nerfing the difficulty level from past NG games, as well as toning down and altering numerous other franchise hallmarks. Chris outright admitted to not playing any other NG games, and throughout the review it's blatantly clear he doesn't know a thing about the franchise or it's fanbase.

      As well as that, we also have the typical Chris Bores reviewing style; his pretentious attitude, comparisons to other games that are irrelevant, getting game titles wrong, giving praise and criticism for all the wrong reasons and empty remarks that don't tell us anything about the game.

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    4. See I hate how dumbed down and easy games these days seem. But yeah I just watched that review and you are right. That is pretty insulting to fans of the original. Doesn't he know how bad that review is for PR?... I honestly don't get why he does this kind of stuff.

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  29. Speaking of mess-ups, the New 52 messed up Mr Freeze's origin.

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    1. The New 52 can do whatever it feels like. It's a new continuity.

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    2. Yeah, I know it can, but it won't stop me from disliking certain stuff. ;3

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    3. I heard they had changed it. What happened?

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    4. I can see that. I think rebooting the universe was a stupid idea, especially after DC already tried a reboot (or at least a revamp) with Infinite Crisis etc.

      Characters don't progress if you just keep hitting the reset button.

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    5. I love Scott Snyder's Batman, but this new origin was just awful compared to his other origin.

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    6. The New 52 messed up my favorite Green Lantern Alan Scott by making him gay. I don't have a problem with gays, but by making him have a boyfriend, his wife and children are wiped from existence which really pisses me off. Alan's a family man. But of course this is supposed to be before he became Green Lantern, but still, I liked his wife and kids.

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  30. Hey Batdan, are you aware of the Game Dude and Mariotehplumber?

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    1. Yes. One's a spoiled brat that can't take criticism and changes his videos more than George Lucas changes Star Wars.

      The other is a troll that got off on screaming and cursing (though checking his channel, he seems to have stopped doing that).

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  31. it makes me wonder how he will get away this posting this review on youtube with the stolen footage

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  32. i wonder what the pm bores sent him said

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    1. Well coming from someone who contacted bores just recently bores was probably just blew it off and didn't give a care. I mean if that's how he responds to childhood acquaintances who thinks a youtuber he stole from is going to get the light of day? not I. It's not like it wasn't very noticeable. It could not have been a mistake to steal footage and then forget to cover it up. No one is THAT oblivious.

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  33. I've given up on reading the comments of Chris' video. God, every single thing I hate in Youtube comments are compressed into a cornucopia of horror. It's so hard to look at...

    By the way, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO87OGMQZHQ&feature=g-all-u I think we all need a good laugh.

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  34. 0_o The Ninja Gaiden review has more likes than dislikes.
    Well, I guess I shouldn't be too surprised, considering that his fans are idiot 10 year olds.

    Also, are you going to do the E.T. recap soon? Because I don't think there'll be any E3 videos until late next month.

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  35. Has anyone seen JustSomeRandomClips newest videos?

    Can i say jump-the-shark?

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    1. Seems like another case of a somewhat amusing critic of crappy youtubers that got too big for his/her britches, leading to level the same sort of criticism at respectable internet celebrities. I'm not saying it's impossible to poke fun at guys like James Rolfe and Doug Walker without coming off as a total dick, but it requires a lot of talent, sort of like a good celebrity roast.

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    2. "Seems like another case of a somewhat amusing critic of crappy youtubers that got too big for his/her britches, leading to level the same sort of criticism at respectable internet celebrities."

      So basically, you can talk as much shit about Bores all you fucking want, but when it comes to so called "good" reviewers like Doug, James and Noah you are taking shit too far.

      "I'm not saying it's impossible to poke fun at guys like James Rolfe and Doug Walker without coming off as a total dick"

      Yes, yes you are.

      "but it requires a lot of talent, sort of like a good celebrity roast."

      BULL-FUCKING-SHIT

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    3. See, these are the sorts of arguments I usually see from people attempting to riff these reviewers, but are unable to find the same flaws they find in IG's videos and aren't clever enough to pick apart something of higher caliber. Instead they, like you seem to have, devolve into accusations of "Nuh uh!" and "No, you are!"

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    4. Oh, yeah, it takes quite a lot of high caliber riffing to poke fun at an unfunny and offensive Elmo video or the comedy genius that is "building brown bricks with Minecrap".

      Irate Gamer, you can make fun of him all you want, but this ... you simply aren't sophisticated enough to riff on this.

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  36. So Ubisoft held their press conference today. Who wants to bet that, assuming they didn't bar GotGame from entering for last year's stunt, Bores makes some sort of "tough guy" statement like "I guess they learned their lesson last year!"?

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  37. Is Bores going to E3 this year? 'm amazed Gotgame gets invited considering they have like no fans.

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    1. He is apparently, I'm not a fan of E3 anyways. I get my news from PAX.

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  38. Boy oh boy. Nintendo's press release thingy at E3 is an hour and a half away. It's like Christmas!

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    1. I saw the gameplay video, and it looked awesome (then again, that was PC gameplay, so of course it's going to look awesome). I hope they don't screw up this game.

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  40. I feel bad for GotGame, honestly. It's some unpopular site that only makes profit because they have the Irate Gamer. Without him, the site would get no traffic whatsoever; that's why they try to cover all of Chris' mistakes. They can't afford to lose him.

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    1. Quite right. Although, with Chris declining in popularity, he is becoming a useless resource.

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    2. I don't they could get some solid traffic by giving some recent up to date reports from E3 but they keep sending a guy who takes 2 months to produce any content. Some of the stuff announced at E3 is done to get a bit of publicity before its upcoming release, what good is it for Chris to talk about seeing it when its out on the shelves.

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  41. And also Batdan, you are aware that Game Dude is also a nitpicking devil, right?

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    1. I was going to say something about Game Dude not being around anymore, but I guess he released a new video last week...

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  42. Well how do you think Chris will fuck up Nintendo's E3 press release?

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    1. And yet he'll still claim it to be "never before seen" coverage.

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  43. I'm quite amazed at how low this is, even for him. Also, how lazy can Bores be? I mean, this is like a robber entering your house and tripping with the rug, falling flat on his ass over a table. Was it really that hard to erase that watermark?

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  44. HA! Bores has lost over 11,000 subscribers in the last 30 days. Looks like even his fans are getting sick of him.

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  45. To be fair, several Youtube channels have lost an inordinate number of subscribers over the past month, possibly due to them terminating several inactive accounts.

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    1. Correct. This is why I stopped reporting on his sub loss. It's happening to everyone now.

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  46. Hmm... well it's been a couple days since e3 started, and still nothing from Bores. I'm wondering if he's either running really slow on the e3 videos, or Gotgame didn't take him this time around.

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    1. I would not expect "coverage" from Bores for a week from now at the earliest. Last year he only got one video out during the week of E3. The rest of the videos came out about a week later, and that is only counting the videos on GotGame. Really, we all know Bores is just there for the games instead of doing his job as a press member.

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  47. Do you know Tokimeki Memorial, Batdan?

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    1. I looked it up, it's a dating simulator. Why do you bring it up?

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  48. trust the irate gamer not being able to provide his own footage of the actuall game =/

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    1. He doesn't have time to play the game. He gotta make reviews!

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  49. @Shaolin Dave I don't know. Makes me think of something. Do you think Mariotehplumber is worse than Chris Bores?

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  50. E3 update from my Facebook informant (about a day ago).
    He mentioned games that looked good to him.

    His list includes (using official names and not the ones he typed) Star Wars 1313, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, South Park: The Stick of Truth, New Super Mario Bros. U, and Skylanders Giants.
    He also bragged about getting a Spyro variant. Note: Unless they're Legendary or Dark characters, Skylanders variants are exactly the same as the regular versions when playing the game. The only difference is the figure itself is shiny or clear.

    He also mentioned that he couldn't edit anything because he's been "too busy". I'd question how he would edit something, but I imagine he has a laptop. If he can afford an iPad 2 (*points to RoboCop video*), he can afford a laptop.

    Nothing about revenge on Ubisoft or any of the press conferences.

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    1. What? No The Last of Us, Watch Dogs or Beyond: Two Souls? Or any other game that got talked about a lot? And instead he's interested in Skylanders Giants? At least he mentioned Star Wars 1313 and Injustice. I'm personally not really hyped about a new Mario game, to be honest (unless it's a new Super Mario RPG, or something like that).

      Oh, and he called the games "star wars 1313, dc comics injustice, lego batman 2, south park, super mario u and skylanders giants"

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    2. Bores has this ability to block out games people want to hear about at E3 further diminishing his credibility as a gaming journalist (if GotGame sends him to E3 for their site, then that is what his role is). Bores doesn't get this and thinks it's a personal holiday instead of work and just raves about games only he is interested in.

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  52. Hey Batdan, do you know or heard of VIP Mario?

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  53. @GangstaLizard95

    Why the random questions? They certainly have nothing to with Irate Gamer, nor do they carry a conversation.

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  54. I wonder when GotGame have the sense to stop bringing IG to E3 or E4 or so on?

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    1. @GangstaLizard95

      E3 is not like the Super Bowl which are numbered for each season. E3 is an abbreviation for Electronic Entertainment Expo with each of the three words begin with the same letter, hence the name E3.

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  55. BTw here is a comment made by asalieri on the top 15 smegged up youtube failiures blip comment page:So, why don't you actually show the comments that would support your argument? Oh right, because they DOn't support your arguments. Also, I never attempted to join TGWTG. This is a misconception you haters love to spread around, much like that thing you lied about where I allegedly sent you death threats. You're a liar and a talentless glory hog that is no better than the people you criticize

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    1. "You're a liar and a talentless glory hog that is no better than the people you criticize"
      Asalieri said that about someone else?

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    2. It's weird if you can respond to someone's ranting by just sending said rant back at him Oo

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    3. Asalieri is scum. I hope that worthless fat fuck gets torn apart Capt. Rhodes style (If you don't know who that is, it's the dude from Day of the Dead who's gruesomely ripped to pieces on-screen by a zombie horde after getting shot by a halfway sentient zombie). That's the least this hypocritical motherfucker deserves.

      This video was a Crowning Moment of Awesome. Also, OMG DLA SHOWED HIS FACE OMGWTFBBQ! That was fucking epic. I always wondered what he looked like. Who here is excited for ICBINAVGN 100, on a quick side note?

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  56. Bores updated his Facebook cover photo. It's a picture of him at THQ's conference.

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    1. Joe Spoony and JW have all posted videos from E3 and at least in Spoony's case have done videos since coming back and Bores has posted a photo. (clap....clap...clap..)

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  57. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx9NDA_GxS0&feature=g-u-u iiiiiiiiitttsssssssss drama time!

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    1. Of courses he goes after the little guy specially if it just criticiez him, so according to him now, NO ONE should ever talk about him, i have been seeing Hardcore Kid, and while he is not great, he is not a talentless hack, he is just a review with humildity, knowing that he is of a minor league, but still providing the best he cans, and doing his thing, the sad part is that, Asalieri actually started like that, but then became the monster that he is right now, what a shame.

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    2. I've said this to Asalieri, and I'll repeat it here. for a man who appears so austere, he does seem to be easily wound up.

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  58. On his Facebook page, Chris finally posted his first E3 video covering Sony and Microsoft's press conferences. It's been a full week since these conferences took place.

    http://gotgame.com/2012/06/11/igs-e3-coverage-south-park-creators-usher-more/

    He said that Nintendo's conference would be his next E3 video.

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    1. Good God, that was awful. I mean, at first I didn't think it was THAT bad, just your typical Chris Bores blandness, but then he barely showed Sony's press conference! And was it really necessary to focus so damn much on the South Park game?

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  59. important: Fake Bores is at it again. Be skeptical of any emails claiming to be from him, even if it comes from irategamer@aol.com.

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    1. What is the deal with that?

      What good does it do?

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  60. Recently also Irate Gamer just added a thank you to cyberman65. Still he didn't ask for the footage first.

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    1. If you mean that little message under the video, that wasn't Bores that added it. It was the higher-ups at GotGame. Damage control and all that.

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  61. Seven months? Even when I reviewed this game for my college's newspaper in January, it was because the school was closed for Christmas vacation and I bought the game with my Christmas money. But I digress. Sonic Generations is the perfect game for Sonic's 20th anniversary, as opposed to that bug-ridden mess of a game we got for his 15th anniversary. I played the Wii version of Unleashed, and it is passable. It's not as bad as others would have you believe. What I think made it a bit better than the PS3/360 version is that the flying stages and adventure segments were made into simple point-and-click sections; and the motion controls made it easier to use some of the Werehog's special moves. I really loved Colors and Generations. And the story in Sonic Generations is much better than Bores' Pixel Demon bit. I won't spoil it for those who haven't played the game; but you will be surprised.

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  62. This isn't exactly a gamer blog i've been looking for but I found some interesting stuff in here so cheers lol
    also you may wanna check this out http://flashshed.com

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    1. not sure what zombie games has to do with this but okay =)!

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  63. Where can I find Irate Gamer's Sonic Generations review on Youtube? I didn't find it on his channel.

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    1. It was never uploaded to YouTube, because of the stolen footage. If he had uploaded it, he could've gotten banned, especially since Cyberman65 is also a YouTube partner.

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  64. Can someone at least give me a download link to Irate Gamer's review of Sonic Generations? Because I've never seen it.

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    1. No download link but I do have this
      http://blip.tv/irategamer/sonic-generations-irate-gamer-neo-game-review-ps3-xbox-360-6175442

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