*sighs* You know, this post was going to be reserved for the Irate Gamer drinking game. But I'm going to have to postpone that because Bores pulled another insanely stupid stunt with his contests.
The way to enter in one of his many contests is to subscribe to his channel and write "PICK ME" in the comments section. Considering how adamant he is about people being subscribed, it's quite obvious what his true intent is. Still, it seems like every fan gets a fair chance right? WROOOONG!
Last year, IG gave away some Star Trek posters. One of the winners was a kid calling himself Johnny Awesome (because Rotten was taken), he even made a video showing off his "amazing" posters. Does he care they're Star Trek? I don't know, but I do know he only cares that they came from Chris Bores.
Johnny came to my attention when he started posting here about meeting Bores himself. I brushed him off since I didn't care. Earlier this year, Bores went down to Florida to shoot footage for the Haunted Investigators relaunch and, likely forced by his mother, went to visit Johnny. Johnny filmed the meeting while advertising it as the most epic thing ever, even though it was just the two of them standing around awkwardly talking. To be fair, he's a dumb kid and probably thought that was epic. I wonder if his parents know what kind of show the Irate Gamer is, and that it's not exactly suitable for his age.
Last week, Bores did another contest. Giving away one of his t-shirts and mouse pads (flying off the shelves!). Yesterday he announced the winners, one of them happened to be Johnny Awesome... again.
That's right IG fans, you don't get a fair chance after all, and you know why? His mom. LadyBuggin777. She's openly admitted that she picks the winners, and since I've seen some of his other notable fanboys (I won't say names, but you can figure out who they are) win as well, this told me the contests were rigged. The fact that Johnny won again only convinces me further. Considering LadyBuggin was the one that arranged the above mentioned meeting, and going by posts on her channel, she seems to stay in contact with Johnny.
Sounds like there's hidden criteria to the contests after all. Not only do you have be subscribed and write "PICK ME", but you must be 100% loyal to the Irate Gamer (all other reviewers are scum in your eyes) and you must be nice to his mommy. Considering how many actual fans LadyBuggin has pushed away and/or blocked, that's not an easy feat.
Now I know there's going to be some people saying "LadyBuggin isn't real, it's just Chris pretending to be her, pulling a Norman Bates". I used to believe that too. But Eric "Wise Sage" Allen has told me that LadyBuggin is real, and actually has control of IG's account. What reason does he have to lie? Hell, Eric has been openly critical of Chris' work, so he's not 100% "loyal".
Plus, there's a difference in how the two of them type. Chris is reserved and quiet, while LadyBuggin is loud and angry.
This post is calling out both Chris and his mother for pulling this sham on so many fans. This is absolutely deplorable and not how contests should be done. Winners win once, that's a rule you should stick with. Johnny won his posters, he shouldn't be allowed other prizes.
I doubt this will accomplish anything, but it will get the message out that the Irate Gamer's contests are not all they seem. Spread this around.