Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wanted Dead or Alive: A Script

After four months of waiting, his new IG video is finally out. What, it’s not his new IG video? It’s a Neo video? Figures. What’s it about? Dead or Alive 5? Wow, that just came out today! He must have gotten an early review copy from GotGame. … This is going to blow hard isn’t it?

Just from the title I can tell this will fail. He calls it a “short handed” review, and short is right, it’s only 2 minutes long. Because of the length, I’m not going to do my usual recap style with the timestamps.

Right off the bat, you can tell this was unscripted and likely done in one take. How? He scratches his chest! That’s not the type of thing you show in a video!
“If you like fighting games, this one’s for you” I’m this close to writing up an Irate Gamer drinking game. Take a shot every time he says “If you like x, then you’ll like this/this is for you”
He also brings up that you have hot chicks beating the crap out of each other. No surprise there…

He brings up Mortal Kombat again, and that MK is his standard for how fighting games should work with “secret moves” and “all that stuff”. That’s a really weird standard. All fighting games have “secret moves”, they’re called specials. It’s not a big deal. A real standard would be Virtua Fighter, or anything by SNK.
He once again brings up the hot chicks. You’re starting to sound a bit perverted.

IG brings up he prefers playing the girls over the guys because they’re “normal guys you can find in other fighting games”. Okay, now you’re really starting to sound like a pervert! By the way, Ryu Hayabusa is in this game. You won’t find him in “every other fighting game”, just the DoA ones. Plus, Ryu is a major selling point.

He goes to the story mode and says it isn’t that special. Then mentions he only got through an hour of it thus making his point void. Come on, you got an early copy and you couldn’t even play the whole thing? I am so glad GotGame doesn’t give him RPGs, I would hate to see him review the upcoming Tales of Xillia after a couple hours.
He says his reason for not going any farther is that he couldn’t get into it because he doesn’t know everyone’s special moves. Psst, there’s a moves list if you pause the game. Every fighting game has one. It’s a secret to everybody.
“Like I said, I prefer playing the hot girls instead of the guys” Because you’re a perv.

He mentions he got his ass kicked by the computer because he didn’t know all the special moves. Are we going around in circles? I feel like he keeps mentioning the same points over and over. How the fuck does GotGame allow this?!
Also, the reason isn’t because you don’t know the special movies, it’s because you suck. I thought we’ve made this perfectly clear by now.

“This one might not appeal to all fighting genre fans out there” But… but… but you said in the beginning that if you “like fighting games, this one’s for you”. This is why writing a script is so important! Especially for someone like you!
And of course, he ends on a shot of a female figher’s ass. Keeping it classy, Bores.

That was garbage. But I expected as much from the title “short handed”. Not even a mention of multiplayer. Far too many mentions of the "hot chicks". All kinds of bleh.
At the beginning of the video, he said Tecmo themselves sent him the game. If that’s true, they really should reconsider who they give free copies to. Then again, he was the only person to praise Ninja Gaiden 3 so they probably see him as a dumbass willing to praise anything they do.

119 comments:

  1. Meh, this video was more boring than anything else. Didn't say a damn thing about the game though (heck, his video game Roundup vid was more informative than this).

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  2. Wow even I walked into DC versus Mortal Kombat and I learned everything quikly and they are are a bit complex in that.
    And I find it funny that he keeps bringing up the hot girls, hopefully the kids (his audience) parents dont hear that part of the vid.

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  3. It seems to me that if your sole job is to review something, then you should do it. Here is a man who's job is to play a game (prior to release in this case) and give a critique on game play, game design, yadda yadda. it doesn't have to be crazy in depth at this time, but any depth is preferred.

    I think what would help is what has been said repeatedly, and that is for Bores to be an actual gamer. If he were, he would be able to provide much better insight to a game despite not having completed it. I am not a gamer, but I do play games a lot (if that makes sense), so it bothers me to see someone squanders a great opportunity to inform.

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  4. Someone please start an IG drinking game. Drink when a sentence cannot be parsed grammatically, when a word is mispronounced, when he reviews something AVGN has reviewed, and kill the drink when he says "Shitload of fuck."

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    1. There's a problem with that though. Since most of his videos are 2 minutes long, you would be drinking 7 bottles of beer in too short a time. You wouldn't even have time to breathe, it'd just be non-stop drinking!

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  6. jfc his obsession with the girls is getting on my nerves (as a girl)

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    1. Not sure what your gender has to do with it, I think most men would agree it's pretty unhealthy for him to be so turned on by pixelated women. The irony is I bet if he saw the live-action film he wouldn't even notice how hot Holly Valance is and would instead complain that the story isn't faithful to the franchise or something.

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    2. You're giving Bores too much credit, in that he'd know anything about the franchise.

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  7. Did anyone get any message from this video other than that Chris is really really NOT gay whatever anyone might think? Like, an impression of the game for instance?

    I seriously dare Chris to put less effort than this in to a 'review' and have the nerve to put it online. Seriously, if he has any limit this has to be it.

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    1. Wait for God of War Ascension. "Ever since the end of the trilogy I've been eagerly awaiting God of War 4: The Ascension. Fans of God of War will love it although newcomers to the series might want to try an earlier one, like God of War 1. Now I've only played it for an hour but so far the story is interesting, although I've had difficulty becoming invested in it. One thing I will say, it's kind of fustrating that there aren't many gods. I was hoping Zeus and Thor would be in it but so far it's just Kratos and some sexy statue chick with no eyes. Other than that, it looks amazing and it really pushes the PS3 to its limits - I can't wait to see what they do with the next one!" Less than a minute long.

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    2. Since his GoW3 "review" was less than 2 minutes long, it's possible.

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  8. This just felt dull. I was hoping that the new Haunted Investigators or standard Irate Gamer episode would come and be really bad, so we'd have more to talk about. His worst fighting game review for me is the Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 review (we just got the game, I'm pretty good with Wolverine and Viewtiful Joe). I think the reason he didn't bring up Ryu Hayabusa is because he really got in hot water for praising Ninja Gaiden III. On that note, do you guys think the Wii U version of NGIII will be any better? You know, fist-through-wall, mock-you-for-picking-easy difficult?

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    1. Kind of hard to beat his Tekken 6 review. Granted, he originally didn't review as a fighting game because he didn't know it was one.

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    2. Yes. I've played the first five games in arcades and on consoles. It was one of the most popular fighting games of the 90s and the early 2000s, so it boggles the mind how he could be so clueless. It only got worse when he was informed it was a fighting game and STILL reflected poorly on it; because he apparently can't scroll through a menu screen to find the arcade mode.

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  9. So what do we have here? A new low in terms of effort, and Bores discovering fanservice in fighting games? Hurray...?

    If he thinks DoA is the only fighting game with "hot chicks", he probably hasn't played the other ones all that long... (<_<)

    And here's a drinking game: Take a shot everytime he uses one of those generic phrases that can be easily applied to ANY game just by replacing a word.

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    1. Heck, lots of fighting games of "hot chicks", and I tend to play more as a male character! (i.e. Akira in Virtua Fighter, Terry in Fatal Fury, Ryu in Street Fighter, and so on)

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    2. I gravitate towards males and cute chicks (or in Blazblue terms: Ragna, Noel and Taokaka). SNK clearly wins in that regard with Iori, K', Kula Diamond and Hotaru Futaba :D

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    3. I tend to be better with women in Street Fighter (Chun-Li, Sakura, Cammy); but I'm better with men in other fighting games. Kazuya and Jin in Tekken, Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat, Terry Bogard in SNK fighters. By the way, Iori is a man. And he's a really good fighter. Those fireballs and red leather pants: BAM!

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    4. I know he's he man. That's why I said I also play males ^^

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  10. AVGN, meanwhile, has announced that a horror movie review will go up every TWO DAYS in October, 1-31, for a total of sixteen in a single month.

    What do you want to bet that the least impressive of these reviews will surpass Bores' entire output for the month?

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    1. If his earlier Madnesses are any indication, we don't have to bet.

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    2. It believe the odds will be something along the lines of a $1000 bet earns you $0 if AVGN makes better videos but a bet of $0 for Irate gamer earns you $2000000 if Irate's videos are better. Very few takers on that Irate gamer bet though...

      (there we go, this was the comment I wanted to reply to!)

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  11. Anyone see the new contest video, he's just giving away IG merchandise that no one bought.

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    1. Why does he even make the merchandise anyway? Only his die hard fans give a shit. If I was him (Which I'm glad I'm not), I would make them on a made-to-order system.

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  12. I'm really confused by this blog. Why do you care so much about the irategamer? If you hate him that much, why not just no watch his videos? I've watched them, and personally they aren't really for me. I'm not going to waste my life hating someone I've never met, or spend hours and hours writing about someone I apparently "hate".

    Seriously, why is this even here? The best thing you can do is ignore him. Does it really affect you that much that he posts videos on youtube "rip-off" or not? Seriously dude, you need to learn to just chill out and let it go.

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    1. We love seeing Batdan tear Irate Gamer a new one.

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    2. It's no longer about watching a rip-off (he sadly stopped copying more talented people a long time ago). It's about his steady decline. Like watching a car crash in slow-motion.

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    3. At this point its more about empirically* studying irate gamer then actually saying he sucks. Besides, his work is bad enough it merits a team of people to look for errors and point them out. Seriously, there's no other website out there that keeps track of his mistakes. Its getting to the point that people only hate him because other people hate him. It also doesn't help that time and time again first time youtube watchers watch irate gamer's videos and believe that he is the first talented person to review video games. Basic psychology dictates that people want to find and stay in a social group as much as possible. And so we sadly have many many many "teenaged" children who can't honestly comprehend criticism directed at irate gamer. I can't come up with specific psychological term for this phenomena but it similar to the many fans of celebrities who have mental breakdowns about tabloid depictions of their idols.

      It makes little logical sense but the human mind is not rational. Only by listing what Irate gamer has actually done and studying his actions in an empirical* fashion can we ever hope to prevent more hapless people from getting involved with the wrong crowd.(*empirical means to use evidence that can be observed using human senses and without bias though it also means to verify with experimentation, which obviously can't be done in this case)

      Sure we could stop talking about the irate gamer but that would just mean more people would get suckered into this irate dilemma. History books don't just empirically study history themselves they're there to help the future generations from falling into the same logical pitfalls as their ancestors have. This why ludicrously unpopular topics like massacres and serial killings are covered. This blog is here to demonstrate why irate gamer is youtube villain, a man who has intentionally contributed nothing but hate and set a trend for youtube partnership that involves posting bland, uncreative and untalented material. And more importantly this blog is here to help prevent more people from getting the wrong first impression and wasting a good deal of time defending Irate gamer.

      It's also very very amusing to read, at least in my opinion =)

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    4. Well said, MKuMkV...

      @ ninman58

      I'm confused by your post. You try to present the case that you don't care about IG and he isn't even worth criticisms, but then you criticize us for criticizing him? Bores insults and harasses far more people than this blog's readers and contributors ever will. Saying that Bores isn't worth criticizing but we are is like saying a quarter isn't worth the effort of picking up, but a nickel is.

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    5. "I'm not going to waste my life hating someone I've never met, or spend hours and hours writing about someone I apparently 'hate'."

      Well if it isn't the "YOU HAVE NO LIFE!!" argument. Seriously, do you honestly believe that the people here spend every waking hour leaving comments?

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    6. We do this because it's fun riffing on bad things. That is that.

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  13. in irate gamer's defense dead or alive isn't necessarily a classy game but on the other hand fighting games normally have a command list and training mode to practice the special moves so he still fails

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    1. Yeah, if your franchise is mainly known for revolutionizing boob giggle physics, it can be quite hard to take it seriously.

      But someone should send Bores those DoA Beach Volleyball games. He'll love them ^^

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    2. Blog posted my reply to another comment entirely....

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  14. I've stopped getting into the Irate Gamer A LONG TIME AGO... I've unsubscribed from his channel and went on to watching much better internet reviewers. The only reason I still watch the Irate Gamer's videos is because of this blog... ironically enough.

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  15. I have no problem with games having unrealistically attractive women in them. I have no problem with people finding the unrealistically attractive women attractive. As a game developer I will probably want to put attractive characters in my games, why wouldn't I?

    I do have a problem with "gamers" who ignore a games flaws because it also has jiggle-physics. If hot chicks is all a game needs, then the best game in the world is a picture of Kate Beckinsale taped to a Game Boy screen.

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  16. I sure hope Irate Gamer doesn't get to keep his advanced copies.... If he does then we can add it a list of things that his lack of talent doesn't deserve. To quote and remix the gameover message in 'Balance of power'

    "You have ignited an 'accidental' Flame war"
    "AND NO, There is no animated display of a mushroom cloud with parts of bodies flying through the air. We do not reward failure"

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  17. Just checked ladybuggins channel apparently Chris's dad plays Wilson in the series I assume its a lie.

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    1. I seriously doubt that. Not-Wilson looks the exact same age as Bores, and when he did the voice at the end of the Colorforms video it was exact.

      Yeah, I'm calling bullshit.

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  18. Yeah she also said she was one of the characters in the zombies at my newborns review
    She is really spewing lies out a lot recently.
    I even told her about how dumb she's acting and how she is saying stuff like "Ur just a hater" her reply? She said "Lol you buthurt AVGN fans be mad"
    What a child

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    1. your review? I mean you just popped up so suddenly. Just like me actually! In case anyone asks I don't actually do anything notable except frequently read this blog (and of course other things).

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  19. Sorry (DAMNYOUAUTOCORRECT) I meant his Zombies ate my neighbors review

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    1. Haha wow. Autocorrect changes "Neighbors" to "Newborns"? What the fuck?

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    2. Holy shit that's messed up. For a second there I thought you reviewed things.

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    3. Wow... and I thought Robot Chicken was fucked up.

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  20. It seems to me the only fighting game series Bores enjoys is Mortal Kombat. If that's the case, I wonder how he'd act if he ended up reviewing one of the many clones of Mortal Kombat, like that one on the Jaguar.

    Another thing I wanted to point out, if Ladybuggin really is Chris' mom, why doesn't Chris try to utilize her in one of his videos? Or is he afraid that if she did appear all the popularity would go to her? Well she's already hated by many people so I don't think she'd get any more popular by appearing in a Bores video, even a shitty costume.

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    1. From what I've seen in his Mortal Kombat Kollection (or whatever it was called again) review, he seems to have a weird sense of "enjoyment" Oo

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  21. Phelous took a jab a Chris' i Rate the 80s in his new TMNT video.

    NOSTALGIC OKAY!

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    1. I wonder what would happen if Bores tried to make his 80s vids like that one, with him tooling around with the toys he's talking about... It'd probably just result in more unfunny jokes. Though at least it might justify him spending MONTHS trying to collect all his shit.

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    2. Just watched Phelous's TMNT figures review and it was really good.

      See Chris? This is how you do an action figures review.

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    3. I really enjoyed Phelous' look at the deluxe 1987 Turtles. It's definitely one of my favorite videos of his, along with Birdemic.
      I also enjoyed him jabbing at the Irate the 80s series. I have also done a video mocking that series, on Pepsi variants (based on the Kool-Aid flavors episode); applying the same faulty economic logic to bringing back Crystal Pepsi and Pepsi Blue.

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    4. Phelous: Proofing once more that one can be highly entertaining despite sounding bored.

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  22. IG got 98 subs today, That is unbelivable

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    1. He reviewed a game the day it came out, so he probably got a lot of new viewers who found his video by searching for the specific game. (compare the 21649 views on Thursday to the 0 on Wednesday). Also, some of those might be from the 240 that were purged just re-subbing.
      A more competent video might've resulted in thousands of new subs that would stick, instead it's barely over 100 that'll fall off pretty quickly.

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    2. As soon as he announce the winners of his newest contest, the sub numbers will go plummeting like a rock again.

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  23. I took a look at Socialblade and Jamesnintendonerd is earning an average of 663 new subs every day. Archfiend on the other hand only earn 17 new subs a day and he's no where near the top 1000.

    Guess you're not the greatest person on Youtube huh Archie?

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    1. Quantity doesn't equal quality.

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    2. As demonstrated by RayWilliamJohnson.

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    3. @KUKEDUKE:

      Sadly, we're talking about a measurement that measures quantity only. And I don't think anyone knows these 17 subs personally to testify that they are of a higher quality than the 663 subs.
      But I suppose that the amount of high-quality subs amongst the 663 is at least equal to the amount of high-quality subs amongst the 17.

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    4. Though if nothing else, it does kind of debunk Archwipe's whole "James's channel is dying, everyone hates him now, I am the David to his Goliath" thing.

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    5. Say, not that I support Arch or anything, but what are the things exactly that caused him to spiral downwards?

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    6. Note: (the following is not a researched opinion but based on what I have observed)
      Arch has never really been popular. I actually subscribed to him because it seemed like he was trying to clean up youtube and put back the emphasis of being creative and entertaining.

      Now.... good god.... He seems to have completely lost all sense of reason. I mean sure, you don't have to be popular or super educated to reveal a true flaw in a piece of work or character BUT you do have to demonstrate proper character or people are gonna laugh at your claims. Heck, that's the reason why the easy excuse "you're just jealous" exists, because its meant to state that you are not trying to be constructive but rather you're greedy loser who wants the other guy's crap.

      Arch... well he's not being well, "wholesome" with his work. Before he used to be "shane dawson you are youtube whore for making videos on the japanese tsunami and having ads run on it, as you can see I have disabled ads on this video to not be asshole like you". Now its like he wants to just bitch and moan as long as the target is popular! Let's just recap his crusade against AVGN. He praises the fuck out of Irate gamer for hatemongering, which is something he said he was against. He also believes that Irate gamer is opportunist vulture who screws over any competition he has at any opportunity, BUT HE LET'S THAT GO COMPLETELY AND SAYS THE IRATE GAMER HAS REDEEMED HIMSELF! Again it seems like he just jumped on the grapevine without doing any research. It doesn't help that the whole claiming I'm better than AVGN while doing nothing to prove he's better, causes an effect opposite of what he did in Shane's video (it makes him look like a colossal jealous prick)

      So yeah if you are a fan of hatemongering, hypocritical, unlikable people then you would notice no down-spiral for archfiend's career. As for me... UNSUBSCRIBED!

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    7. @Justin
      Well, he says that he used to be a James Rolfe fanboy, so now that he's decided that his former hero's actions don't perfectly square with his own moral code, that means that he has to treat Rolfe as the scum of the Earth and act as a prophet towards us other blind sheep. Or some such bullshit.

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    8. To me, he (and Asalieri) seemed to go totally insane after the AVGN movie was teased in the Spielberg Games episode and began production. And I also believe that one incident also sparked the endless void of anti-Kickstarter stuff.

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    9. you know what takes me off, is that nowadays we are being called a bunch of immature children and they tend to easily dismiss our neutral points or counterpoints to the hatemongers now, all because we are a small community from a blog that criticizes Chris Bores work, specially since Gaede (Asa) mocks us, like he did in his previous video speaking in stupid douchey mock voices to make our points look bad, and what's sad is that people who saw things like that, quickily assume he is right or take the way he says things all because he seems "funny", and we are seen as inmature idiotic children and accused of being the biggest AVGN fanboys, just because most of us at least are more considerate towards him and Mike because of the Cheetahmen 2 kickstarter incident, yet they on the other hand, who acts incredibly spiteful and irrational and jump to hate and demonizing and jump to conclusions and let their prejudice, jealousy, envy and conjecture rule their judgement, and YET, we are being accused of being fanboys, idiots, losers, manchildren, biased, and what not, and that our opinions don't matter in the slightest just because "We still bitch about the Irate Gamer".

      You know what that is Mr. Gaede and Archfiend, Is called pulling a Strawman!, and that point, they are not in the right in my eyes.

      and @Mr Kill Ultra, its funny you mention how Arch used to see Bores as a Vulture feeding off any chance, because that's exactly what he did with his infamous video spoof on the Cheetahman 2 incident adding fuel to the fire, and funny how the hatemongerers, well mainly Asa and Arch now praised him for that as he was suddenly hilarious and OK now, instead of actually call him out, since they now support the same goal, which in this case is, demonizing and attacking and making people who use kickstarter our similar look like the worst people o earth and be treated like that. and YET, somehow, the people doing so, felt like they are the noble heroes and the guys in the right.

      i have a friend that even accused me of being a fanboy when he jumped in to the bandwaggon and praised bores for attacking james, and of course my friend now hates james now all because of what the hatemongers have said, i dint even call out or insulted my friend, just saying that Bores was being an hypocrite opportunist, and yet he mocked me back as being a fanboy.

      what's worse is that he thinks is in the right to seeing James as the worse while seeing the hatemongers as the better people, and that is just sad.

      Yes, James and Mike made a notable mistake, but i dont see why they should be hated and treated like they did something really horrible.

      as for that video, for what i understood they dint immedieatly put the video on private because of the other parties involved like Pat and others which i don't remember at this point, and here's is the thing.

      Asa and Arch ONLY targeted James, and only him, but not any of the other guys..................just sayin.

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    10. Well,asa seems like a nice guy,plus he has a wife and kids,and it's best not to assume that his house is filthy and he swears in front of his kids.

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    11. @ harryhenry: when did we say that?

      @KiKi That is why I unsubscribed, they're trying to solve problems and stop injustices, they're just trying to gain fame and fortune by causing havoc. I miss the days when creative and cool videos on youtube would be the ones getting the crapton of views, but now it seems like its pirated illegally uploaded video (4chan's porn) and people who don't know anything shouting about 'injustices' (and how they themselves are somehow 'better') that get all the attention.

      I love how they ignore Kickstarter's harsh criteria (you need a manufacturing plan and a physical prototype) and don't suggest any ideas on how they should avoid scams. Rather, they WANT THEIR DUMB AUDIENCE TO KEEP WATCHING. Nothing about checking for copy-pasted work or unrealistic pledges. Greg Pabich's kickstarter is nowhere near as bad as certain scams such as the plagarized movie or the plagarized video game (both got thousands of dollars despite there being no way for them to succeed). Greg already has the means to make his work occur (he just needs to rent a fucking factory). Granted its no where unique but its no true scam either. Its not like Greg is gonna walk out with the money and give nothing back, the idiots who paid for cheetahmen 2 will still get their money.

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    12. @ Mr Kill

      To avoid confusion, who are you talking about?.

      @Harry

      that thing about him having his house dirty and swearing in front of his kids, We did not came out with that, that was something that appeared in the TGWTG forums, however to be honest i wont completly ruled out if you ask me, specially since the asshole keeps deleting certain videos, and in his response video to Hardcorekid when he showed his house clean, look more to me like he just cleaned at that time to make his critics look like liars, that's not a good sign.

      Oh not to mention the bastard accused of being the ones that false flag his latest video in which he ridicules our comments, just because he hates us and want people to hate us, but without showing any goddamn evidence, just his goddamn conjecture that his drones immediately follow.(seriously DLAbaoquao showed once the kid who flagged once, cause i guess YT informs you of who false flagged your video, i don't know if they still do tough), and KEEP THIS IN MIND, YT is well known for having the worst DMCA system on the internet, when you can impersonate companies or users and make bogus copyright and DMCA flaggins if you just want to troll or screw around somebody you don't like, IT IS TRUE and it has happen countless of times during the last 3 years.

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    13. I wonder, did he ridicule me at any point? I haven't seen the video myself so I can't judge it. However Asa seems pretty reasonable in conversation and I believe that he is a good family man. Just because he has a negative opinion about AVGn doesn't mean that we should rag on him, do what I do and ignore the man, if he came on here and commented then I would object but really ranting about Asa just vindicates his argument that we are a bunch of sad trolls who spend every waking moment conspiring to bring down TGWTG or James Rolfe.

      Archfiend on the other hand is really just a blow-hard.

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    14. you probably don't know about the repulsive shit he did with TGWTG during the premiere of Suburban Knights, i am sorry but Asa is someone who only cares about starting drama and fights because he needs to amuse himself easily.

      Is not just the fact that he has a Negative opinion, is the fact that he is an arrogant pretentious smug person that thinks he is always right and that his opinion should be treated as a fact, no matter how much he tries to prove otherwise, and even then there is yet another reason more valid and powerful, IT HIS ATTITUDE, the way he acts, the way he treats others who confront him with even decent counter arguments, the way how he acts like he knows what he is talking about as if he is never wrong, ad how much he jumps to conclusions without giving a rats ass about the consequences, he is one of those people who uses the excuse "I am just telling it like it is" to get away with saying something mean spirited or idiotic and full of shit and even slanderous and not expect a negative reaction back over the fact that he acts like a jerk and his ethics are messed up and hypocritical.

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    15. oh wait Fattoler, dint remember you since i think you have been an old time follower of here's.

      but even then, the whole thing that Gaede plays his mean spirited nature off YT, i am sorry, but seems to me that he just pulls that trick just to confuse and make the people who just criticized him feel conflicted and guilty for even dare to do so, when he had no problem trowing slanders, ad-hominem attacks and straw-man arguments and flat out cheap mock in his videos when he targets someone, oh yeah, that's totally not suspicious at all, right?.

      its called manipulation and malicious intent dude.

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    16. @kiki Asa and Archfiend.

      @fattoler Whether or not they're good people in real-life doesn't excuse the fact that they're being hatemongers on the internet and are acting like pretentious pricks who have no idea how things work and letting trolls run rampant. There are safer and less harmful methods of venting anger and one's everyday frustrations that don't involve targeting specific people and applying negative terminology that doesn't really apply.

      Seriously, Asa and pretty much everyone who comments about this blogs purpose, judges it solely by the title. They don't read the articles, they don't keep track of the comments and they sure as fuck don't keep pay attention to our empirical viewpoint. Ignoring these people only lets them know that they can keep doing what they do and let them keep their habit of lashing out at other via personal internet attack. But I guess the only good thing we could do is ignore them.

      Let's think about this, they have many many things that make the personal attacks seem like good Ideas. First and foremost, they are making money, if they pick popular people and call them devils they'll get lots of money from the resulting views. Secondly, they have their idiot fanbase who don't do research, giving them praise and encouraging this habit. Lastly, they appear to be rather stubborn, and choose to delude themselves into thinking their cause is righteous and that all hell will break loose if they don't get what they want. Basic psychology dictates that people will repeat actions that don't have consequences and that they like repeating; any one of those above is reason enough for them to continue doing this.

      But what does it really accomplish? Jame is unlikely to even do another guest appearance in another kickstarter video. So advocating people to take action against AVGN or slandering him so people don't like isn't gonna making things better. Nope, rather it'll likely make James want to quit or try less.

      Meanwhile its a common psychological effect (and yes I probably people hate the psych arguments I make but its true) that things you do often become primary nature to you. So Asa and Arch will continue to be compelled to hate things more and more; their habits getting more obnoxious than it is now. It has been proven that people who vent their anger towards others become more and more likely to do it again. Given their recent trends (especially Asa's) it really looks like they're not gonna be able to keep their habits under-control. These personal attacks are getting too out of hand and if it keeps up they might not be able to keep their anger out of their real lives....

      Of course people are capable of controlling their urges to some extent (even more so if they're consciously aware they're acting out a role) so its entirely possible that Asa could be faking anger and that's why he's perfectly capable of being a good family man and an angry hatemonger. Arch on the other hand....

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  24. http://gamasutra.com/view/news/178358/Team_Ninja_learns_to_fear_its_fans.php#.UGYWDPk5wVd

    "We actually got a lot of feedback from people who were playing it, saying, 'We want bigger breasts. Make the characters more like that.' That was kind of surprising."

    I guess Irate Gamer was one of those "fans".

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    1. I think they'll have to make a new Beach Volleyball game to appease their fans' bloodlust.

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    2. @Mr.Kill Ultra:

      Whoops, pardon me XD

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  25. Wow, I can't believe that anyone could be this lazy. He couldn't even bother putting a script together, does he actually think people will base their purchase of Tekken off of that review.

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    1. Bores doesn't care about gaming, the quality of his work, or his audience. I doubt he cares what little influence he has.

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  26. I am amazed this blog exists. you are one group of sad fuckers.

    I assume most of you are teenagers that get bullied at school, if not, you should be.

    Seriously i thought football fans were sad but this is a whole new low.

    That said, enjoy your jobs at walmart or a refuse collectors...

    You strange strange people

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    1. I'm amazed YOU exist, but here we are.

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    2. hey look its another person:
      1. who didn't read the blog
      2. Judged it only by the title
      3. Has no actual Idea about the objective of this blog
      4. Has a no name account and thinks we're losers

      You know.... you don't look at a black person and say that he's a criminal because he's black or at rock music fans and say they're hippies... So why do you look at us and say we're weak incapable people? Perhaps it because life hasn't gone the way you wanted it too.

      I mean its rather Oddly Specific about the getting bullied in school not liking football fans and getting jobs at walmart and garbage piles. Perhaps you were all of those at one point, which is why you feel the need to be above us regular people. Because you can't feel satisfied until you are a demi-god who isn't a victim of bullying or not accepted by the football community and definitely not working at Walmart or at a Scrapyard.

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    3. Haha, that was an amazing piece of rant you wrote there. *Rolls eyes*

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    4. @Sovereign64 wrote it for fun... you are referring to me right =)?

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    5. @ Mr. Kill Ultra No, I was referring to Fin. XD

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    6. And I was being sarcastic to Fin. I hope I didn't offend you Kill Ultra, thinking that my message was towards you when it's actually Towards Fin.

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    7. @Fin:

      I'm amazed people like you exist: barging into a blog, throwing random, nonsensical insults around that are too immature to even count as insults, and then leaving, (probably) never to be seen again Oo

      You also utterly failed to clearly state your opinion. Your comment is so bland and generic that it could be used for ANY blog. Heck, you might actually just visit random blogs, copy-and-pasting the same comment on each one.

      But let's see:

      - Bullied teenager? True - 10 years or so ago.

      - I SHOULD be bullied? Who are you to judge?

      - What has football to do with ANYTHING here Oo ?

      - Do you mean main jobs or vacation jobs for collegians?

      If anyone is strange, you are.

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    8. @sovereign No offense taken. Even when I didn't know who you were talking to =)

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  27. Ok,i have to say this,what is the point of this blog now?there is no point anymore in talking about the irate gamer anymore.talking about the irate gamers failings now is basicilly redundant."He dosent know anything about retro games,he has a large ego,he barely acknowledges his mistakes."we have heard these points a 1000 times now,and besides,it's not like he is doing anything wrong,he is just some guy on the internet who makes bad videos.P.S,about the last post i made,batdan said those things about asa and his kids.

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    1. Yeah, we tend to repeat ourselves, but it's only because we analyze Bores' growth as a video game reviewer - aka the total lack of growth. And who is more to blame: The one that doesn't evolve, or the one that constantly points this out?

      But it's true, couldn't hurt to consider making this a "How to NOT make video reviews" blog.

      And yeah, that wasn't all that well thought out by batdan Oo

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  28. "i have to say this,what is the point of this blog now?"

    Well, even if Chris isn't so well known, he still produces content (even if it is sparingly).

    Now if he actually did improve early on or stopped altogether like say in 2008, then yeah I'd argue this blog to be pointless.

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    1. But still,who else talks about the irate gamer anymore,and as i said,he is not really doing anything wrong besides making bad videos.

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    2. So are the RiffTrax guys redundant because all they do is make fun of movies? We aren't here to simply bash Bores. We're here for the entertainment of it. Sure, he's not really that relevant anymore, but it's all in good fun (for the most part).

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    3. All in good fun? but the way batdan writes things,i could'nt tell.i mean,you get the occasional joke,but the articles seem to take this a little too seriously.

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    4. He obviously means it to be a joke. It's essentially caustic reviewing in text format. And if he's not joking around... then yeah, its not healthy to vent his frustration in this manner. But again we have to consider that text doesn't reveal actual emotion, we do not know what Batdan is thinking when he types this just as we do not know Asa's or Arch's personal reasons behind AVGN personal attacks.

      But it is possible that he isn't joking around. I mean we throw around fan theories and actual evidence all the time. Batdan actually watches the videos and points out exactly what's wrong. This article wasn't as funny because bore's didn't do much except say "yeah this game exists and yes it still has boobs". Check the other reviews like the one on the longer sketches like history of video games or E3 recaps. You still have to hand it to batdan for actually reviewing the controversial videos and subject matter in a rather empirical way. My belief is that Batdan isn't really being angry when he writes these reviews, it's just him summarizing what actually happens. If he were really angry and involved then there would be a lot more articles then the 52 on average per year (the excuse of irate gamer's low video count shouldn't apply since if Batdan were being irrational he would be making tons upon tons of articles on anything)

      This blog is less about making funny jokes and more about keeping track of irate gamer's mistakes, we've repeated this and if you want the full explanation about why this blog exists you can see my long ass speech in reply to ninman58.

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  29. "his house is filthy and he curses in front of them all the time."BatDan,what was up with that quote? that was way to much in poor taste towards his family.

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    1. hmmmm I entered your quote into the blog post search bar and it wasn't there. That means it wasn't stated in the articles.... I think. It's also possible that the search engine sucks dick. So you could you like, state the article title name in which he said it in the posts or articles?

      As for my stance on it, yeah that's not really relevant to Asa. I mean whether or not he is a bad parent has nothing to do with his lack of empathy for people he doesn't like.

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    2. It was posted on the TGWTG forum. I agree with harryhenry on this one, that post was uncalled for. Whether of not you like Asa or not (I'm mostly indifferent towards him), making claims about how he raises his kids is just wrong.

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    3. Yeah that's textbook chewbacca defense. You can't say that someone is not making an adequate point by stating that he's a bad parent. It doesn't disprove the point and it just takes it to a personal level. How long ago was this?

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    4. Do we really need to indulge every sockpuppet and troll who comes in here?

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    5. Probably, Probably not. But as a troll he seems to only be concerned with the mention of Asa in this blog. Seriously that's all he's talked about (aside from the obvious where is this blog going).

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    6. @ shaolin Dave, AND WHAT DO YOU KNOW? HE DIDN'T BOTHER TO REPLY BACK!

      DAVE = 1 points
      Mr.Kill + people who think people are civil and not mindless drones = 0
      Dave team has taken the lead!
      He's got the FLAG!
      Enemy FLAG carrier mid-field low!

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  30. I don't know about you guys but I like playing DOA5.

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    1. I'm sure it's a solid fighting game. But IG's review sure doesn't give that impression.

      From the other reviews I have checked out, it's merely "decent".

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    2. The dead or alive series as a fighting game, has always been a personal favorite of mine. It's about the only one I play with the only other exception being soul calibur.

      Not gonna get DOA 5 until prices go down. I'm not the kind of person who buys things new =)

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    3. I've played the game for a little while. It was fun to play and I also like the cameos by the characters from Virtua Fighters. Though honestly, I'm not a huge fan of the DOA series.

      Also, I'm gonna buy Resident Evil 6 when it comes out.

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  31. In Chris' contest/update video, he said the new Irate Gamer episode would be uploaded by the end of the week. Well now it's Monday and there's still no video. Come on dude. Why does he make so many Neo videos but never any retro ones?

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    1. Neo videos are easier. He puts them together in an afternoon and only has to play an hour of a game. Though I suspect that hour is due to modern consoles lacking a method of cheating a/la Action Replay or Game Genie.

      I'm also getting the feeling "special effects" are a codeword for "I'm feeling lazy". His effects look very basic and should NOT take this long.

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    2. Irate gamer really is that lazy. Take a look at his Neo reviews, notice the complete lack of sprites or explosion effects. The use of next gen graphics in the gameplay footage appears to be an excuse for bores not to edit in sprites or shitty explosions (or falling pieces of shit). Notice the utter lack of sketches or scenes which demonstrate unique quarks (i.e He throws the cartridge or edits the gameplay footage to make it look like something is wrong). Next gen graphics look good so he doesn't have to spend time on graphics to make the video have eye focus. He can't edit them and can't put in 3D models so Bores can sleep comfortably at night knowing he did as much work as he possibly could.

      P.S this is theory of mine. Please disprove/prove it with evidence. Thanks.

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    3. I think the main reason we see more Neo videos than anything is because of GotGame. Usually when you're sponsored by a review site, they require you to be somewhat active at the very least. Without GotGame, Chris probably wouldn't have any motivation to make videos, so we should really thank GotGame for keeping Chris around.

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    4. @Mr.Kill Ultra:

      I think you've got a point here: his Neo reviews are deliberately kept basic, without any bells and whistles.
      His normal reviews on the other hand started with special effects, multiple characters and sketches, quickly adding "epic storyline that changes its gears every 5 minutes or so". Going basic with his normal reviews will most likely put off his fans (who, going by the usual comments on his videos, are mainly interested in his retro stuff).

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  32. Anyone else find it funny that while James has taken a lot of flak for being involved with projects on Kickstarter and Indie A Go Go, but far more famous people such as Dave Sim, the Troma Team, John Kricfalusi, Bob Burden, Doug TenNapel, Top Cow Productions, and freakin' Carol Spinney, the man behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, have done the same and yat AFAIK, no one has gone after them or accused them of being "e-beggars"? I seriously what would happen if Asa or Archfiend went after one of the guys I mentioned? On the one hand, it would disturbing if people started hated one of the guys behind the Muppets, though enough people would realize that the man behind Big Bird is being persecuted then something is wrong.

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    1. @John(who may be 117 and thus an elite spartan) Aw but you forget THOSE people while AWESOME AND TIMELESS are not on the internet and definitely not cyber celebrities. This means you can't tell how many people on the internet will actually be butt-hurt by extremely offensive statements. Besides most people on the internet are too dumb to figure out who those people are.

      No wait, scratch that, I'm too dumb to figure out that you were refering to the creator of ren & stimpy and other timeless classics. Fact of the matter is, it doesn't print well in tabloids. Instead of putting John kricfalusi funds scam they'd have to put "creator of Ren & stimpy creates scam" which still isn't as good.

      Asa and Arch want monies. If you can't put hate to a popular face or Icon, then you don't get press.

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  33. I'd like to do some shameless self promoting and give myself a littl smile for reaching 250 reviews for Movie Night yesterday(Where I review films)http://officalmovienight.blogspot.com/2012/09/movie-night-many-adventures-of-winnie.html. 251 (I reviewed Jetsons: The Movie the day after #250) reviews in 651 days, sadly more things done then the Irate Gamer has done in those 2 years. Anyway, I hope you like the review.

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  34. Bores has released a new IG Neo review (Big shock)and this time it's Resident Evil 6. Holy shit, this game just came out today! Two early reviews in a row? Is Bores getting faster or what? But I doubt it.

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  35. "IG brings up he prefers playing the girls over the guys"

    Hey! Nothing wrong with that! I mean, I can get into a game due to it starring a hot chick too. Actually, some of my favorite games drew me in that way honestly (Disgaea, Code of Princess, I'm willing to bet I'll enjoy Dragon's Crown when I get that too...). Though I guess I'm a bit more sexually open than the average girl, too.

    " because they’re 'normal guys you can find in other fighting games'"

    ...but there is something wrong with that. I for one don't think you can play as Johnny Cage or Guile in this game, and as you said I don't see a "Ryu Hayabusa" in Mortal Kombat.

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    1. Everytime I read that quote I think Irate Gamer was professing a love for transvestites. Different stroke for different folks but I think I need a nap.

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