It has been slow around here hasn't it? Very few videos from IG. Even the superfluous stuff like contests or update videos are nowhere to be seen. I don't feel like doing a redux recap now so here's some updates and other stuff I noticed. If you read the comments, you will have probably seen this.
Bores mentioned that his upcoming IG video will have him play around 15 characters. Jeez, overkill much? I'm aware that some people require themselves to play multiple characters as they don't always have other people around to help. Take Linkara, he doesn't always have his friend Will around to play Snowflame or the Gunslinger. However, AT4W is put out on a weekly basis and only has a limited window to get people. Bores takes MONTHS at a time to put an episode out, and during this time he seriously can't get other people to help out? Take on a couple of roles?
He claims the reason that Brad Harp didn't reprise his role as the Genie is that he moved away, and found it easier to do it himself. Is that hard to call him and ask "Are you free? Want to spend a couple hours filming some lines for my review?" and then work the schedule around to do it. Especially when there's huge gaps in releases.
Maybe Bores is scared that people will like the other actors better than him? He seems to have that problem. That's why I'm suspicious that he wrote out the Wise Sage, or plans to push Eric Allen away and play the Sage himself.
Up Up Ubi:
Earlier this year, Bores did a "review" of the iOS game "Up Up Ubi", created by his (former?) artist DatBoiDrew. When I noticed that Bores removed the review and the link to Drew's site, I contacted him about it, wondering if he's still involved. Drew said he hasn't been in contact for a while and pointed out something interesting. Bores reviewed the TRIAL version of Up Up Ubi, not the full version. The game only costs $1 dollar, so Bores couldn't even bother to pay one measly dollar to support someone that helped him.
The review is back up now, but I get the feeling he also pushed Drew away. Not a good idea Bores. Very few people are willing to help you, and it's not going to get better if you push them away.
Bores actually did upload a new video the other day, but it was so damn boring that I can't bothered to write a recap on it. It's another preview of Skylanders: Giants. All that happens is Bores listing off the new figures, mentioning some E3 stuff, and some of the SKUs that will be available. It was a selfish video too as Bores even mentioned in the description that it won't appeal to everybody but he really wanted to make it.
He was right about one thing, that not everybody will like it. So much so he lost over 80 subscribers because of it. People on his Facebook even said "I'm unsubscribing". That's harsh.
One of my readers, Doresh, brought up a good point about his Skylanders obsession. He calls out Nintendo for being "too kiddy", yet here he is making multiple videos on a toy/game combo made specifically to drain money from kids (and parents). I'm aware that Skylanders has a massive adult following, but they know when something is intended for kids but can appeal to everyone. Unlike Bores who is all "Nintendo is kiddy" now. *rolls eyes*
A couple days ago, Doug Walker announced that, after five years, he's retiring the Nostalgia Critic. He won't be gone forever as he'll do a video on a rare occasion, but the weekly format is done and he'll focus on other projects now.
This makes me wonder, what kind of future does Bores have? A lot of internet personalities seem to have it set. Gamers like Derek Alexander (HVGN), Joey DeSena (CotGW), Joe Vargas (Angry Joe), John Bain (Total Biscuit) and others all have reporting and reviewing jobs that can last a long time (look at Jeff Gerstmann). Movie people like James Rolfe (AVGN/Cinemassacre), Brad Jones (Cinema Snob) and Doug Walker (TGWTG) all have bigger plans as well, two of them have movies coming soon. Lewis Lovhaug (Linkara) is making a lot of connections in the comic book industry. Some already have steady jobs like Chuck Sonnenburg of SFDebris (he's a teacher) but he still gets paid plenty for his Star Trek and Sci-Fi reviews.
Where is Bores going? The gaming community treats him like a joke, he's an incompetent film "director", and I'm not sure about the paranormal community, but I get the feeling they treat him like a joke too.
My only guess is that he'll be forced behind the scenes, working under people that won't allow him to stick stock explosions in every shot. Maybe GotGame will save him.
Linkara, Brad, if you're reading this, think you can weigh in?
That's it for now. I recommend people play Tales of Graces F on PS3. Why? Because it has an awesome battle system and it's better than Final Fantasy currently is.
EDIT (9/22): Bores posted an update to his site yesterday.
New episode of
the irate gamer show is well underway. Finished taping a few days ago and
into the post production stages now. Suffice to say I played about 15
different parts in this one which oddly enough didn’t give me an identity
crisis lol. Stay tuned for more!!
Once again doing the identity crisis joke. Reminding us he's playing 15 characters. Going by this, expect it early October.