You know, I thought Bores couldn’t possibly sink any lower than he is now. The man has no respect from anyone in the gaming community, he’s seen as a complete joke. He’s incredibly lazy, sometimes resorting to stealing footage from other people.
But this? This is outright despicable.
For those not in the know, a few days ago, the AVGN YouTube channel posted a goofy Cheetahmen II video that related to a Kickstarter about the game. The Kickstarter itself is about funding a complete, less buggy version of the game for release. Personally, I thought it was a dumb idea, essentially polishing a turd. But beyond that, I didn’t care.
BUT BECAUSE IT’S KICKSTARTER, PEOPLE WENT FUCKING INSANE!
The backlash was immense, people cried out “sell-out”, “scammer” and blah blah blah. I didn’t give my piece before because I was neutral to this, and being neutral isn’t good enough, you have to outright HATE or else you’re called a dick-sucking white knight fanboy. *sighs* I have nothing against people neutral to Chris Bores, hell it’s better if they’ve never heard of him.
Despite saying that James and Cinemassacre get none the money, the backlash only got worse. Mike, tired of all the lies being thrown around, came out and said that James only did this video as a favor because he’s a nice guy. Similar to how he does appearances for TGWTG and ScrewAttack. In fact, they’re in talks with the people behind the Kickstarter to take the video down.
By the way, Pat the NES Punk was in the video too. Where’s the hate for him? Where’s his backlash?
I know Kickstarter is popular to hate right now, because most of the time you don’t know you’ll get what you donated money for. There are a lot of crooked ones out there too. But what people tend to forget is that it’s optional, nobody is pointing a gun to your head and saying you have to donate it. Personally, I don’t care for it. If people want to do Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, more power to them. Kind of makes me wonder what the Kickstarter haters think of PBS and how they operate on donation drives and outside funding.
Besides, if you’re really weary about something, donate like $5 dollars. A small amount that you’re not going to miss if it ends up being a scam.
Also, Kickstarter is not e-begging. Because it offers rewards depending on the donation amount. E-begging gives nothing back to the donators, and only benefits the recipient.
You’re probably wondering what this is leading to. Bores posted a video titled “Ebegging: The Spoof”. I’ll give you three guesses to what it’s about, and the first two don’t count.
The video opens with Bores saying that everyone else is “ebegging” so he’ll do it to. So you’ll steal money and offer nothing in return? Just like how you steal footage without giving credit?
“I own every game in existence” No you don’t! Oh wait, was that supposed to be a joke? Ugh, I can see what type of video were in for.
“I got income from many sources every month” YouTube and Blip. That’s two sources, and you barely get Blip money since you rarely post videos there. Hell, you barely get YouTube money since you rarely post videos there as well.
“Me and my friends need more money” You don’t have any friends.
He says he needs money for a private jumbo jet to E3, and a special effects department that rivals Lucasarts. That’s a video game developer you dumb fuck! Did you mean Lucasfilm? Even so, the correct George Lucas company would have been Industrial Light & Magic. Also, the fact he even brought up special effects continues to show that is all he cares about in his videos.
Then he follows that with “possibly in a couple years there will be ick-significant” changes to his show. Didn’t you just say that you’d get special effects that would rival George Lucas? That’s not insignificant at all. Even this “not to be taken seriously spoof” has the same problems as your other videos
“Specially if you’re one of those no-life haters that takes a microscope to the show” Hi Chris, thanks for the plug! Also, I don’t need a microscope to find the problems in your show. Just knowledge of basic video editing and video gaming in general. Heh, Chris trying to take a stab at me, that’s so cute.
“Sure you’ll say it sucks, but now you’ll say it sucks IN STYLE” Nope. I’ll just point out how the effects mask your shitty acting and writing. Actually, that’s what I do now so… nothing would change.
He brings up that he would save up with his monthly checks but why bother when he could just e-beg. *sighs* I’m going to bring up another stupid point people made towards James, and that was all the people that don’t realize how expensive movies really are. All these people were like “why doesn’t James just save up with all his money sources”. Movies are a costly investment, that’s why producers exist. Some multi-million dollar movies require multiple producers. Hell, even a smaller movie can cost a good seven digits. It isn’t just actors, directors and writers that get paid, there’s countless crew members, camera men, lighting, makeup, sound technicians, so much more.
If you’re filming in a real place, you need to pay a permit. Or you could build a set, that costs money too. You need to feed everybody, so there’s catering. Sometimes you have to stay on the set for days at a time so living arrangements are a must. Basically, filmmaking is a lot more expensive than people think. That $220 million that went into The Avengers didn’t just go to the effects and actors.
Besides, if James only made his movie for like $10,000 dollars, it would be like Birdemic. A movie so incompetent it uses Particle Illusion explosions. The very same ones Chris used for years. Hmmmm.
Sorry, got off tangent there.
He then says he’d need $20,000 but because he lives in make-believe land he really needs $250 million dollars. To be fair, this spoof could work in the hands of someone else. Someone that’s actually subtle and isn’t purposely attacking a certain person. If anything, this video shows Bores has all the subtly of a chainsaw-wielding samurai bear with a Mohawk.
After say he wants millions, his phone rings. When he answers it, you can clearly see it’s off. You don’t see or hear who’s on the other side, but it sounds like a loan shark/mob boss who’s demanding money, and Bores says something about robbing a bank. I think there’s a joke here but I can’t seem to find it.
Oh God, he pulls the “country is in a recession” card. Have you considered that people don’t donate massive numbers? Most of the time they donate a small amount? And what people do with their money is their choice. I don’t think the anti-Kickstarter groups get that. It’s their choice to give it to the Red Cross, or to someone on the internet they like. At least they aren’t giving it animal killing organizations like PETA, that would be dumb.
He then goes into the reward incentives. Donating $100 gets you nothing. Ah, see that’s the very definition of e-begging, asking for something and giving nothing in return. That’s not what… never mind I’ve already said enough on that.
$1000 gets you a flask of his spit. Again, better people can do this.
$100,000 gets you a random trinket he tried to sell on eBay for more because it’s associated with his name. Say Chris, how’s your DVD and merch sales going? I’m sure they’re flying off the shelf, I mean, that’s why you’re constantly giving them away. It’s not like nobody is buying them because you have very few actual fans, and most them are little kids that have to ask mommy and daddy if they can have it. That would be silly.
$1 million gets you one of his bowel movements that we’ll love because we know his shit doesn’t stink. You know, even though he’s being sarcastic here, his egotistical behavior before shows that he probably does think his shit doesn’t stink. Yeah, hard to take that as a joke when it’s based in reality you hypocrite.
He ends the video saying … oh for fuck‘s sake. “If you don’t donate, I’ll have cartoon cheetahs I MEAN pixel demons jump out of the TV and beat your ass” and he gives a stupid duck face. Oh, real subtle. Real fucking subtle you dirt bag. You shouldn’t talk, your contests are exactly like Kickstarter. You ask for subscribers, you give them stuff in return. Only unlike Kickstarter, you only give them to a select number of people. People your mommy chooses, because those are the “loyal fans” that deserve crap like posters and douchey necklaces. And when non-subscribers try to enter, you get angry at them, saying “ONLY SUBSCRIBERS CAN ENTER”. Fuck. You.
That was… disgusting. Deplorable. Vile. So much for “I haven’t watched him in two years” huh Chris? You are the last person to call out someone for doing Kickstarter. It’s so obvious what this video is doing too. James was hit hard for promoting that Cheetahmen thing, so here’s Bores swooping in and saying “I think Kickstarters are stupid, subscribe to me instead!”
Here’s the funny part though. In the last 30 days, JamesNintendoNerd has only had subscriber gains. Today (August 11th 2012), Bores has lost at least 58 subscribers. That sounds like complete backfire to me.
By the way Chris, if you try another contest after this, it will show exactly what kind of a scumbag person you are.
EDIT: KUKEDUDE has pointed out that Bores has updated the video description.
*UPDATE* - Due to a few people not liking this video, I am seeking
permission to take this video down from someone that doesn't exist, even
though I can easily remove this video from my channel anytime I like.
In the meantime I will be closing comments, closing voting, and leaving
the ad's where they are so I can still continue to make even more money
off you even though I will keep telling you I'm against this video
I'm sorry, are you calling out James and Mike for disabling comments and ratings? Something you do ALL THE DAMN TIME?! No! You don't get to do that! How are you capable of making your hypocrisy worse and worse?
Greg Pabich is a real person. They have to ask him to take down the video because they put it up for him.
Also, they've disabled ads on that video. I've checked with Adblock off.
I find it funny that at one point, Chris told his fans to support DatBoiDrew, who himself was holding a Kickstarter. So, it's okay for your artist to do it? Oh wait, if he's still your artist. A while ago, he removed links to his site, and took down the Up Up Ubi review he made.