Monday, December 31, 2012

Year End List: Top 11 Worst IG Moments of 2012

Wow, 2013 is upon us. A lot of people thought we wouldn’t get this far, especially those that believed we would all die on the 21st, but here we are.
As is tradition, it’s time to count down what I think are the worst Irate Gamer moments/videos of the year. This has been a strange year, with Bores flip-flopping on multiple ideas and an overall lack of activity.
His ego stroking was still there, but not as bad as last year. Some people believe he’s actually improving, I don’t see how but okay.
Then again, some people believe I’ve been doing this since 2007, even though my posts date back to 2009. Reading comprehension is hard you guys!

And now, the IG Tally!

Regular Irate Gamer Show: Two (Silver Surfer and X-Men)
His inane storyline continues to trudge along at astonishing speed. It amuses me that he claims this will be his “movie”, showing me he has no clue how movies work.

IG Neo: Eight (Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, Ninja Gaiden 3, Sonic Generations, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Dead or Alive 5, Resident Evil 6, Skylanders: Giants)
As per usual, Neo reviews take the top spot in actual content. Even with eight videos, this was by far his laziest year. At least I take some satisfaction knowing one of those videos can never be posted to his YouTube account, but more on that later.

I Rate the 80s: Four (Bud Bowl, Colorforms, TMNT Comics, Documentary thing)
So much for this being his regular thing now. Hindsight is a bitch. At least he extended beyond toys and food this year with … commercials (from the 90s) and a comic book series.

History of Video Games: One (Fairchild Channel F)
What’s the point? We all know Chris will never finish this stupid thing. What the hell is wrong with him?

Movies: Three (Michael Bay Rant, Men in Black 3, Hunger Games)
What’s this? Bores actually did movie reviews this year? That’s surprising. Though, he didn’t do a Summer Movies list this year, how strange. Really though, only one of those videos can be called a review, the other two were rants. One just reiterating the same stuff about Michael Bay we’ve all heard, and the other showing Bores has next to no idea what he’s talking about when it comes to movie-making.

E3: Twenty-Two
Less than last year, but still just as pointless. I feel sorry for any of the dumb kids that use IG’s E3 coverage for actual news, instead of the multitude of other sources out there. This number includes the late Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse interview he did.

Sketches: Four (Lakitu, Boos, E-Begging Spoof, Real Real Gaming)
This year saw an increase in sketch videos. All of them terrible.
I remember last year, Bores said he was planning to do more sketches with his other characters. All we got from that was Ronnie singing and that Aflac thing. Another unfulfilled promise, he should be a politician.

Other: Nineteen
These are the videos that don’t fit in any of the categories. These include trailers, contests, updates, his 300th video, the many, many, MANY Skylanders videos that weren’t reviews, his History of Video Games revisions, and that Up Up Ubi “review” that felt more like an update.
Much less than last year, thanks to Bores cutting back on contests and superfluous videos like “trailer reviews”.

Total: 63

Because there wasn’t as much activity as last year, I’ve only selected 11 moments.

11. Haunted Investigators returns… WHY?!
I have to wonder what Bores was thinking when he decided to revive this boring garbage. Did he really think people were so invested in him and his friends walking around abandoned buildings with equipment that detects cell phone signals hoping to find fucking ghosts? “Most popular ghost hunting channel on YouTube” You’re the only one, and people are not going to the channel to watch you fumble with a defective camera while blaming “spirits” on it.
He even said in his 200th video that the ghost hunting thing failed! I imagine Bores thought of the old phrase “at first you don’t succeed, try try again”. I don’t think that applies here though.

What really gets me is that he plans to put this on DVD & Blu-Ray, AND put it on Netflix. Try reaching out for the Asylum, they could advertise it as “Paranormal Activity if the people weren’t actors and they actually took this shit seriously”

10. “I’ll just recycle a four year old video, nobody will notice!”
I Rate the 80s wasn’t as horrid as it was last year, thanks in part to less videos. Of course, they were still bad videos, now on a pointless DVD.
Of the three actual episodes, the worst by far was his look at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics. His look at the original Mirage Studios series was poorly researched and clear that he didn’t read past issue 5 or 6. But the biggest offense was when he talked about Archie Comics’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, where he recycled a video he made about the same comics back in 2008. Why not spend time doing research on further Mirage Comics, then briefly bring up the Archie ones and post a link to your previous video? Are you that ashamed of anything you made prior to your jump to HD that you pretend it never happened and hope your fans don’t remember as you recycle them?
Or hell, maybe Chris doesn’t remember that he made the 2008 video. He’s said before that he doesn’t remember his past reviews. Either way, it was a lazy review and effort, all so he could do sketches with Kid Bores and Jughead.

9. “Must rush review out, don’t care if I barely played it”
This one is a tie between his reviews of Dead or Alive 5 and Resident Evil 6. Both reviews were posted on the game’s release date, and both were astronomically lazy and rushed. The DOA5 review absolutely reeked of “unscripted”, and we’ve seen Bores can’t do unscripted to save his life. Nothing was said about the gameplay or the multiplayer, instead we get 2 minutes of Bores perving over the women in the game, not even trying to hide it. It was like reading Spoony’s Twitter (at least those women are real).

His RE6 review had some semblance of a script, but it was still bad. Well, more boring than the previous review but the lack of actual points or anything beyond Leon’s campaign shows that he wanted nothing more than to get it out by October 2nd. Hell, some of the footage even looked stolen.
In fact, someone on GotGame called him out on it. Of couse, Bores denies it. The comment is still there. Surprising since anything negative towards Bores tends to get deleted. Can’t have anyone bashing their cash cow.

8. Skylanders Skylanders Skylanders
Back in March, Bores posted a review of Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, the toy-fueled, money-sucking “reboot” of Spyro the Dragon. Shortly after posting it on YouTube, he made a video about the sequel Skylanders: Giants, going over news that was revealed months ago. He also talked about Giants at E3.
Bores noticed that his Skylanders videos got views, lots and lots of views. More views than his normal content. So Bores only saw one thing, $$$$$$$$.
In the months leading up to Giants’ release, Bores posted a lot of Skylanders videos. All boring, all pointless. It was beyond irritating, the man was obsessed with these things. He even admitted to waiting in line at Toys R Us early in the morning just to get certain figures before they sell out. It’s one thing to wait for the latest tech, but you’re a grown-ass man waiting in line for a KID’S TOY, and you don‘t have kids! Even Jeff Gerstmann wouldn’t do that for his Skylanders.
Even the fans got sick of all the Skylanders videos, the highest rated comments would always be negative.
His Skylanders obsession came to a head when he posted his review of Giants, and not only called “in-depth”, but put more work into the written portion than he has with any other modern game he’s ever reviewed. AND IT WAS STILL TERRIBLE!
Considering how Activision works, I can guarantee there will be a third game next year. To more boring-ass Skylanders videos from Bores! *raises glass then throws it on the ground*

7. The X-Men face their greatest challenge, Mary Sue writing!
The second of two regular Irate Gamer videos released this year. Bores choice of hyping it up was bragging that he was playing 15 characters! Holy shit, that’s nothing to be proud of! To be fair though, the review part was okay. But it’s a game that’s so infamous, so derided, that he really had nothing new to say about it. It’s the type of game that anyone can pick up and realize “this is a pile of crap”.
But the reason it’s on the list is the “storyline” part of it. What a fucking load. As Bores starts playing, he goes over the six playable characters, and all six of them show up in his apartment. Wolverine, Cyclops, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Iceman and Storm. They’re all played by Bores wearing a black turtleneck with X-shaped duct tape on it, various wigs, sunglasses for Cyclops, and visual effects to color his skin. There’s almost no difference between Colossus and Iceman.
Does Bores treat these heroes with respect? No! He’s belligerent, he’s violent, he treats them like servants! Linkara brought up to me that the X-Men are meant to be a Marvel Universe stand-in for minorities, so to see Bores treating them like slaves….. *cough cough*

But they have superpowers, can’t they stop him? Bores cranked the Mary Sue meter to 20 as after he merely swatted Wolverine to his death (I assume death since he disappears for the rest of the video), the rest of the team are reduced to sniveling cowards. If I was doing something like this, I would show respect to the X-Men, apologize to them for having this terrible game to live with.
He also kills Cyclops and Iceman, the former with his still unexplained “Power of Inferno”, the latter is shattered. Worse than The Sentry.
Then there’s his portrayal of Storm, the first female he’s ever portrayed in his five years of videos. Despite only two scenes, she comes off like a total bitch. Part of me thinks that he doesn’t like Storm, considering he said she was terrible in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (far from the truth), and when she shows up there are crickets chirping (and he still fails at this joke because nobody was applauding beforehand). But part of me also thinks he doesn’t think too highly of women… at least, going by all his pervy comments.
But what about the Evil Gamer? … He’s creating a giant HAL-bot. That’s it. It will probably fight a giant Bores or giant R.O.B. We will see.

6. Ninja Gaiden 3 “It’s easy, so it ROCKS!”
Ugh, Ninja Gaiden 3, what a piece of shit that was. Boring ass game with insultingly easy A.I., severe lack of variety, stupid bosses, lame level design, overabundance of quicktime events, lack of difficulty, lack of violence, and just an overall awful game. They say the Wii U one is better but I haven’t tried it.
However, Bores wants to show that he’s outside of the majority and praises the hell out of Ninja Gaiden 3. Of course, he mentions never playing the first two games, only sullying his opinion on this one.
He even brings up that the game has received negative press, though he makes it clear he didn’t bother to read WHY people hate this game. He mentions that he loves how mindless and relaxing it is, the very thing that fans and critics derided. Meaning Bores loves games only if they’re easy.
At one point, he compares it to Gears of War, despite Gears being a third-person shooter and Ninja Gaiden being an action/hack and slash title. Why the odd comparison? Well, he also mentions God of War in the same sentence, his ignorant ass probably thinks Gears of War is exactly the same. Even though it’s not. Showing that he continues to have no idea what he’s talking about.

What’s interesting is that in the beginning, he mentions that Tecmo themselves sent him the game. I actually believe that, they knew the game was a pile of shit, so they sent it to someone dumb enough not to see its flaws. Once they got their praise, they sent him DOA5, knowing they have a patsy willing to praise anything they do.
I’ve heard that the Wii U version of NG3 retains the difficulty from the first two games, something tells me Bores would hate this updated version.

5. History revisions take priority
I’ve gone on numerous rants about the abysmal pacing of “History of Video Games”. Fans don’t appreciate when they wait 14 months for the next installment, and all they get is 5 minutes about a failed console.
What they also don’t like is even further delays for the next part because Bores’ ego refuses to allow the existence of the SD videos. He must upgrade it to HD and be “consistent”. People don’t want this, and the views reflect that.
Not only are these revisions pointless, they’re somehow worse than the originals. Sure, they’re shorter, but he doesn’t fix the mistakes he made last time, and writing is once again thrown to the wayside for more SPECHUL EFFECTZ SPARKLY.
And why does he revise this stuff? Besides his ego? Because he thinks he can sell this on DVD. Never mind that he can probably get sued for false advertising as this barely scratches the surface of video game history. He can add a “Part 1” all he wants, it doesn’t change the fact that at this pace, he will NEVER finish it. Doesn’t help when he stops going forward and prefers to revisit his past work. What’s next? He’s going to stop his storyline and go back to previous videos and re-edit them to fit this “continuity”? Fuck that noise.

4. “Nintendo is kiddy, Me am manly gamer”
This… came out of nowhere.
Of the 30 something episodes of the regular IG show, only 3 cover games that aren’t on Nintendo consoles (E.T. Kool-Aid Man, and He-Man), giving the impression that he’s a big fan of Nintendo.
When IG Neo started out, he did nothing but games on Nintendo consoles (not counting The Simpsons game, he looked at the PS2 version of that). This changed when he looked at Resident Evil 5, and changed even further when he revealed himself to be a Sony fanboy. The last game on a Nintendo console he reviewed was Mario Sports Mix back in August 2011, and that was in the Video Game Roundup so it was barely a review.
Then came E3 2012, coming out of the Nintendo press conference, Bores decided to change his stance on Nintendo to that of an angry forum fanboy, basically “Nintendo is Kiddy”.
Claiming that he’s happy Nintendo is going the “adult route” while citing ZombiU and Batman Arkham City, never mind that they’re third party games and Nintendo has had “adult” third party games for years now. He goes on to claim that Nintendo needs an “adult” franchise to get Call of Duty money, showing once again that he has no clue how business works. Besides, Nintendo is not going out of business anytime soon.

Then in his Top 5 Worst of E3, he continues whining about Nintendo not “appealing to adults” when he brings up Nintendo Land (which is quite fun by the way). Going on about “Gritty Zelda” and showing he has no idea why people hated Metroid Other M, thinking they made it “for kids” or something. They say “ignorance is bliss”, but it can also be infuriating.
What I don’t get it is how he goes on to put New Super Mario Bros. U in his Top 5 Best of E3, and claim he’s “all about the Mario”. So Mario is the only one that’s “allowed” to be for everyone? Even though the gameplay in Zelda and Metroid are far more complex than “run and jump”? You’re mixing the messages.
Also, this is really hypocritical of Bores to claim, given how he’s overly obsessed with Skylanders. Explain how Skylanders, a game meant for kids, is better than Nintendo franchises, games that are meant for everybody.
Looking back though, Bores seems really insecure about liking things meant for “kids”, going by his comments on WALL-E and Toy Story 3. I’ll let this C.S. Lewis quote sum things up: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/84171-critics-who-treat-adult-as-a-term-of-approval-instead

3. Sonic Generations stolen footage
It’s clear that Bores barely gives a shit when making his Neo reviews, we’d be lucky to see a game that he actually manages to beat, let alone get far in. Most of the time, he plays for only an hour or a couple levels, nothing more.
This time though, Chris didn’t even bother to play the game at all. Instead, he watched a playthrough on YouTube, and proceeded to use that playthrough to make it look like he played the game.
All the footage in his Sonic Generations review was stolen from YouTube user Cyberman65, who uses a watermark in the corner of his videos to prevent such a thing from happening. Bores probably hoped people were too stupid not to notice it, or he probably didn’t care. Either way, he got caught, and boy did it not look good for him.

GotGame went into damage control mode, adding a disclaimer under the video that included a link to Cyberman65’s first Sonic Generations video (not his channel, just that video). However, Bores was not reprimanded for this. Unless it happened behind the scenes, but nothing official was stated. Can’t make their single source of income look bad.
Cyberman65 himself responded, saying he was very upset and never gave Bores permission to use it. LadyBuggin777 had her own damage control, saying Bores and CM65 were friends. Even though that’s a blatant lie.
Either way, the fact he didn’t even use his own footage tells us that he didn’t bother to play the game. One can tell from his complaint about being unable to skip cutscenes (which is false, you can skip cutscenes).
It makes me wonder how many other Neo videos have stolen footage. I suspected his Arkham City video had it, but I couldn’t really prove it.
This wasn’t even the first time that Bores has stolen footage. In History of Video Games Part 3, he took footage from a CNBC documentary about the same subject, but that time he actually hid CNBC’s watermark. What makes Cyberman65 any different?
This would have been second place, but for once Bores was smart and he didn’t upload this to YouTube. If he did, he would have been flagged soooo hard, especially since Cyberman65 is also a YouTube partner.

2. Silver Surfer Stupidity
Here we go, the worst regular IG episode of the year. Not saying much when there was only two.
This beats out X-Men for having an awful story and an awful review.
The review part had inaccurate info about the controls, petty complaints (like the lack of a save feature despite only playing for a minute and getting game over without making progress), and really just regurgitated the same things other reviewers have said, right down to similar dialogue (“death after death after death”). He also called it a Mega Man rip-off (even though the only similarity is the ability to select your stage) just so he could do an awful joke of a Mega Man sprite waving his fist to the game. Look, the humor should come from the game, not from made-up complaints or Family Guy cutaways. It’s sad how much of Family Guy’s influence has on his show.
The storyline part… oh god. Bores hyped the fuck out this, changing the layout to his site and Facebook page to be about the PIXEL DEMON! Anyone asking about it just got the answer “PIXEL DEMON”. Real creative stuff.
So what was the Pixel Demon? A green toad looking thing that wasn’t even made of pixels and got beaten by a single Bob-omb. … Fucking weak.
The villain’s backstory is right out of terrible creepypasta, the Pixel Demon was locked away in Silver Surfer because the game was “too hard” so he couldn’t be released. Just… all of the stupid!
Then there’s everything before that awful ending sequence. The stupid news scene with… ugh, Johnny Newscaster. Plus, the return of the Genie, now played by Bores, with a horribly flimsy excuse for why he’s no longer played by Brad Harp. Fucking fuck god damn it. He really couldn’t have called him up for a weekend to do some filming?
And yet, I know Bores can do worse. Far, far worse. Like Aladdin, or Zombies Ate My Neighbors, or RoboCop.

1. The E-Begging “Spoof”
This shouldn’t come as a surprise. This video actually made me angry. *sighs*
James Rolfe got in hot water when he had a fundraiser for his movie, of course these critics were just a vocal minority, and many of their points lacked logic. Then James posted a video showing support for a Cheetahmen II Kickstarter that many saw as a scam. Instead of blaming Greg Pabich, the man behind the Kickstarter, everything went towards James. Most people clearly didn’t know the facts, like thinking James was getting the money even though he wasn’t, and none of the blame went to The Game Chasers and Pat the NES Punk, both equally guilty of appearing in the video. Why should James get all the hate?
One would think that with all this controversy, Bores would ignore and get back to being a lazy ass like he usually is. … He did not.

What he did instead was a two and a half minute video called “Ebegging: The Spoof’, which poorly mocked “e-beggers” and clearly attacked James. No hint of subtly at all, but what do you expect?
The video was nothing but hypocrisy. This is the man that frequently has contests to give away stuff, and the key to winning is to subscribe. Being a subscriber somewhat guarantees him a view, and views = money. It’s still a terrible practice, especially when most of the prizes are his worthless DVDs and t-shirts. Multiple times he’s clarified “you have to be subscribed” and got upset at people entering that weren’t  subscribed. Doesn’t that seem suspicious to anyone?
He mentions that his fans don’t think his shit doesn’t stink, a reference to someone with an over-inflated ego. He shouldn’t make that joke considering his coliseum sized ego.
As for the attack? He ended the video saying “If you don’t donate, cartoon cheetahs I MEAN pixel demons will come out of the TV and attack you”. Not even trying to hide it, also showing his whole “I don’t watch AVGN” claim is a big fat lie.
After a few hours, he added an update calling out James and Mike for disabling comments and ratings. Go fuck yourself Chris, you disabled comments and ratings all the damn time, that’s the last thing you should call someone out for you piece of shit.

I get the feeling this wasn’t his idea, it was his mom’s. She’s extremely anti-AVGN, praising videos calling him out, becoming friends with Asalieri and many other anti-AVGN critics, as well as anti-IG critics to troll shield herself, saying a lot of the shit that Bores said in his video. I know she reads this blog, and she probably tells Chris “that Nazi retard BatDan just keeps comparing you to AVGN”, even though I barely do that, but my Facebook informant has told me that when someone asks about me, Chris says that’s all I do. Then he proceeds to claim his early videos were parodies. Really? Is that why you claimed you put your blood, sweat, and tears in that Angel & Devil effect in Temple of Doom? Is that why you claimed the TMNT video was really difficult because you played five games instead of one? People that parody retcon are shitheads, like Tommy Wiseau.
Chris may have won people over that day, but that victory was short-lived as I don’t see him doing any more drama videos.

So, those were my Worst IG Moments of 2012. Will 2013 mark the end of the Irate Gamer? Will Chris realize that his only real fan is his mom? Will he realize that his mom is actually driving away people? Will he actually get good? Probably none of these.

See you all in 2013.

184 comments:

  1. Great list! But is it even accurate to say that "James Rolfe got in hot water when he had a fundraiser for his movie?" I thought the only complainants were people either looking to criticize James, or people with no concept of what IndieGoGo is, or both.

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    1. Wasn't that enough? He was basically accused of trying to steal money and clear out on a tropical island.

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    2. I guess to me, the phrase "hot water" suggests actual trouble or penalty- anything from losing your YouTube partner status to an arrest warrant. All the beeyotching about James is hot air from them rather than hot water surrounding him. A tempest in a teapot rather than... hot water in a teapot.

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    3. Well, the internet overhypes everything, so I guess it looked worse than it actually was.

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  2. Excellent List.

    Nothing that ended up on it was a surprise for me. Unfortunately, it seems that his lazy video making is going to continue as long as he gets just enough views to justify it. Yes he has lost his full partnership last year but that doesn't seem to have phased him much. Speaking of phasing I wonder if his epic climax of his storyline, which during his Linkara has completed at least 4 of his own, is going to be as lame as the Pixel Demon was?

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    1. Of course it will be lame. He can sorta hype his next big villain (if poorly), but the resolution is severly lacking.

      ...

      Anyone wanna bet that he'll review Godzilla on the NES next, with him turning giant to destroy the big HAL-bot with "Inferno Breath" - while screaming awkwardly at the camera Oo ?

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    2. This promised "epic climax" interests me... a lot of what Chris does gives me the impression of a guy who loves to start projects, and tease upcoming things, but gets fatigued by the process of actually delivering. This "storyline" where he plays every character has felt completely improvised from the get-go- each segment seems to be written not even knowing who or what will be in the following segment.

      Although I could be wrong, my prediction for the conclusion is a certain amount of suspenseful buildup, and then an anticlimax that is meant to both be funny and absolve him of responsibility for the storyline. "It was all a dream" feels about right. If he does the dream ending, he'll also hang a lampshade on it by complaining about how stupid dream endings are.

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    3. You know what makes it funny is he did the NES X-Men game and not once did he reference the awesome arcade beat-em up game in the Review!


      Gamer my eye!!!!!!WOOOOOOOOPP!!!!!!!

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    4. One more thing I've thought of. Just using a 'Giant Robot' is treading into Dr Insano Territory(and Neutro) and so he's stealing from Linkara now too(as if he wasn't already) so no one is safe from his silliness.

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    5. @Isolder74:

      He seems to have a blind spot when it comes to Arcade games...

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    6. Unless it's the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles........Even then he misses stuff.

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  3. Wow! I guess you do agree with me that Bores' "e-begging spoof" was the worst video of 2012. :-) Considering the majority of the fans, I thought for sure his stupid diatribe about Nintendo being "kiddy" was #1. And it still pisses me off how, after four months of this shit, people are praising Bores for his hypocrisy with that video attacking James. Kinda also surprised you didn't bring up the DealDash fiasco from 2010. That REALLY shows how much of a hypocrite Chris is.

    Maybe 2013 will have a video of Bores that's worse than his "spoof"...

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    1. Oh right, I forgot about the DealDash fiasco. Can't remember all the bullshit he does.

      But yeah, just another piece of hypocrisy that makes the video worse.

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    2. Maybe you could update the blog with mention of DealDash and how that REALLY proved to be Bores' Achilles heel when he made the e-begging "spoof".

      BTW, I suggested to DLAbaoaqu of I Can't Believe It's Not AVGN that the next time he riffs a video Bores made, he should go after the spoof. Especially considering how people claim AVGN's fans are more blind than Bores'.

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  4. Man, what a year Oo

    I know we do A LOT more than just comparing him to AVGN, but it's telling how James managed to make more regular episodes this year despite him filming a whole movie.

    And I think I know why he denies having ever disabled comments and ratings: Didn't he only do this during his SD era - aka the "parody" era he tries to forget?

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    1. He still disables ratings. Looking at videos he posted earlier this year, a lot of them have disabled ratings.
      Comments are still allowed though.

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    2. @BatDanNight

      Comments are allowed, however, he removes any critical of him.

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    3. Turning off ratings is another reason why he gets terrible views now, as it instantly boots you out of video searches and trends.

      He's neutoric that down votes makes him look bad, when in fact it makes no difference at all, In fact not voting AT ALL does more damage than down voting.

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  5. Guys lets just think about this.
    LadyBuggin777 has a vast amount of evidence it is Bores.
    AND it would be the easiest way for him to get away with deleting comments that are negative without himself getting the blame.

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    1. I completely agree with you. There's no doubt in my mind it's Bores. I look forward to the day where he slips up and reveals they're one and the same.

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    2. He already seems to have done that several times already. Following which he(or she) ALWAYS has a lame excuse.

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    3. Yeah... that's determinately true. What I mean is I can't wait for the day he slips up and it sticks. As in, it becomes obvious to EVERYONE it's really him and he can't bullcrap his way out with an excuse.

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  6. Dan...can you please stop harping on NG3 being a bad game because it's too easy. I mean you've crapped on that game just as much as Bores for crying out loud. I ask this because I get the impression that you are only hating on NG3 because other people are doing so because these days gamers can't accept the fact that not everyone can play these "ultra hard impossible to get past the first level" games like the first 2 NG games (the ones on the current systems, not the orignal NES trilogy) are and have to scream like crybabies when Tecmo decide to try something different (and believe me gamers acting like spoiled entitled crybabies is something that's been really common lately). Just because a game is easier does not mean it sucks you know. Not every game has to be say Dark Souls hard

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    1. Except Dan said the game sucks because it lacks gameplay and fun engaging challenge. He never said it sucked you didn't die every 10 seconds.

      "gamers can't accept the fact that not everyone can play these "ultra hard impossible to get past the first level" games like the first 2 NG games"
      Are you kidding me? Most people can damn well get past the first stage of the first two ninja gaiden games! The first one is easy except for the boss and the second one is even easier! If someone is really having trouble they can die and respawn on ninja dog mode which makes the game even easier. Games are hard because they require skill and its fun to learn and master said skills. If you have to remove timing blocks, counters and slashes, then I'm not sure if there's a game left.

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    2. The previous 2 Ninja Gaiden games had that certain DMC- or God-Hand-type of challenge: It's hard, but not in the Arcade-like "The more people die, the more coins they have to spend!" way. If you die, it's because you didn't pay attention. Mastering it was rewarding.

      Ninja Gaiden 3 on the other hand is basically a button-masher that dumbed down the gameplay so much it removed any form of challenge or reward.

      Any questions?

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    3. I suck at the previous Ninja Gaiden games, yet I still play them and try to advance. The third was so devoid of anything even remotely challenging or interesting that in spite of being far easier, it became a slog to endure. There's nothing wrong with easy games as long as they're giving you something else in return and justifying their reliance on button mashing and quick-time events, like The Walking Dead or Heavy Rain or something like that. Ninja Gaiden is advertised as an action game, and the action was so watered down that it was pointless. If they wanted to get more casual fans involved and make it more forgiving, all they needed to do was give you a longer life bar, make it slightly easier to counter, and give you more checkpoints and save points. That way it still plays like a regular, challenging Ninja Gaiden game while not being so relentlessly hard that it drives people away. Instead, they went the hand-holding route, ultimately removing any legitimate reason to play it for either casual or hardcore fans.

      Oh, and several trophies and achievements were glitched and wouldn't unlock, so there's that.

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    4. Well if NG1 is nit as hard as I think it is...would it not hurt to try out? (btw I can get NG Black as a digital download from XBL for only 800MS Points...that's quite a bargain I'd say)

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    5. I've played black and sigma. Go with sigma its the easiest. But if you really want to play ninja gaiden in an even more fair form, you should go with its sequel 2 which doesn't operate on a save checkpoint system and allows you to restart where you died which is much much easier. I've beaten 2 while my bro has beaten 1. 1 is is much more difficult then 2. Either way you're in for a fun game so its win win. Try watching some 'let's play' to see what kind of game-play your in for. You will die alot though until you've learned the controls but the game will be a breeze once you've learned blocking and izuna drop the game will be a breeze.

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  7. Great year end list, BatDan! I wish you luck in continuing to debunk IG in 2013!

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  8. You know something Doresh? I'm completely willing to believe that Bores might do something like that Godzilla review for the sake of the storyline. If anything, one of his fanboys might end up reading your post and tell Chris about it. I can see that low-wattage light bulb light up over his head as he proceeds to steal the idea, hahaha.

    Anyway, a great list Batdan. If he keeps slowing down like this, you might not have enough material to cover a top ten list next year. Which brings a mixed bag of emotions, since I would love to hear something like "the IG is closing up shop", but at the same time I do enjoy reading this blog. At any rate, I hope you and everyone reading this has a happy new year!!!

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    1. That'd be fun XD

      I just assumed that Bores would have to become big as well (provided a giant ROB doesn't just appear out of nowhere or his Gary Stu powers allow him to defeat the HALbot without size increase), and there aren't that many well-known NES games with giants.

      (That, and I think the atomic breath would look hilarious on his constipated "angry" face)

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  9. Ladybuggin and Bores are two entirely different people. Their mannerisms, grammar and even some spellings are entirely different. So unless Chris is an absolute genius for disguising who he is, then they are so separate people.

    Plus if you wee sockpuppeting as a female white knight, wouldn't you pretend to be a girlfriend, sister or cousin? Pretending to be our own mother protecting would do more harm than good.

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    1. Which is what it is doing. IG is surrounding himself with hate by allowing her to spam the comments with juvenile language, to the point where she has created a hostile environment where you have to gush Chris with praise or risk getting blocked or caught up in a tedious argument that mostly consists of her spewing childish remarks, while you desperately try to get through to her.

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    2. Indeed, and when that happens, its the beginning of the end of them. If you surround yourselves with ass kissers and also put the fear of being banned if they ever speak out of line with constructive criticism, then you won't only never improve, but slowly degrade into shite as no matter what you do will always be praised.

      Case in point... George Lucas. Look at all his workers, scared shitless of talking out of line and look what happened with the Star Wars prequels, Indiana Jones and the temple of the crystal skull, red wings!!! All trash as all his followers were intimidated to object.

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    3. I agree, stranger things have happened. Hopefully 2013 will be the year Chris either improves greatly (fat chance) or he gives up. In fact I would bet about 20p that his 'epic conclusion' will be the final episode of the Irate Gamer show. Unlikely but it would be a good opportunity for him to get out of doing the whole IG shtick and concentrate on a career he would actually be suited for.

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    4. Larry, I noticed that you were in a discussion with LadyBuggin a short while ago on YouTube. Why did you deny that you were commenting in this blog? Were you just trying to get on her good side or were you just messing around with her?

      I hope this was just all just a gag, because you claimed that you wanted to take BatDan to court in one of your comments. Unless you were joking, this statement is dripping with ignorance.

      Here is the discussion I am referring to.
      http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=_S3x9SP6s28

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    5. Ha ha ha, yeah, I was e, joking there! Yeah! Joking!

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    6. It's pretty clear to me that Larry is spoofing Eric Douglace with his line about having MI6 connections. LB just seems too dense to grasp that she's being trolled, and thus Larry ups the ante at will and pretends he never was on this blog.

      Amirite Larry?

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    1. Probably just another kid trying to defend Chris Bores.

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    2. @AnotherPersonGuyThing
      "What was that comment?"
      Read the one anonymous posted. Its the same one, its a double post with different names.

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    3. (reads Anon comment), oh hai Charlie.

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  11. ladybuggin777 is not his mother batdan, stop trying to pretend that you have caused every fan of his to turn against him because if what you are saying is true, he would have very little subscribers and the majority of his ratings would be dislikes, so stop trying to find ways to attack the irate gamer (many of them contradict each other btw), go outside and get a life

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    1. why would you post the same thing twice with the other being what you wrote as "BatDanNight loves to suck big black cock"?

      "go outside and get a life"
      You can't tell people to get a life when you clearly aren't a role model yourself.

      "very little subscribers and the majority of his ratings would be dislikes"
      That statement is true, do not act like its not.

      " stop trying to pretend that you have caused every fan of his to turn against him"
      Please quote exactly where Batdan did this.

      As much as I would like to feed the obvious troll, I think its best not to.

      We can post as anonymous now?

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    2. No, he just changed his name to "Anonymous". You can click on it.

      Hiiii Charlie, haven't seen you in a while Charlie. Still getting in trouble Charlie? Charlie Charlie Charlie.

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    3. Oh, it's CHARLIE! What a wonderful New Year's Eve present. /sarcasm

      So, why were you gone for so long? Did you parents see the kind of crap you watch/write and ban you from the computer? Any chance they'll do it again, CHARLIE?

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    4. What makes you think that Batdan is behind this "LadyBuggin = Irate Gamer" theory? If so, why does he still treat them like different people?

      And man Charlie, will you ever grow up?

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    5. Ah, Charlie. The prototypical IG fanboy/ hate figure that everyone cherishes. Been a long time, huh? Please stay, you bring extra happiness into my life as you try and fail to protect your hero.

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    6. You must be the only Irate Gamer fanboy who thinks Ladybuggin is another Chris Bores account. Strange considering that all his fans acknowledges and accepts that his mom is really there rooting for him.

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    7. Good to see you again Charlie! :D We miss you! *Sarcasm*

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    8. Prove positive that anyone under 10 should be banned from the internet without supervision.

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    9. Now that I think about it, isn't CHARLIE around 13 now? I'm not sure if that makes the fact he's still going at this better or worse.

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    10. Charlie actually believes that LadyBuggin is just an IG fangirl. So, yeah...

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    11. Damn it, late for the party...

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  12. I just noticed something else.

    "Meaning Bores loves games only if they’re easy."
    - From Ninja Gaiden 3 post

    If this is true, then why did he bash Kirby's Epic Yarn for being "too easy"? Or ask for a "higher" difficulty in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure?
    Hypocrisy at its finest.

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    1. Shit, good point.

      Bores flip-flops?

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    2. He already hated Kirby because he's "too kiddy", and he was probably searching for anything to critize about the game.

      About Skylanders: Dunno, maybe it's because he is such a Skylanders fan that he actually played through the whole game and found it to be a bit too easy?

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    3. I don't think he hated Kirby's Epic Yarn because he found Kirby "too kiddy". The whole "Nintendo is kiddy" affair arose a year and a half after the review for Kirby's Epic Yarn. If I recall, IG himself said in the review that he had been a fan of the Kirby series ever since Kirby's Adventure (or "the first game on the NES" in his mind). Also, during his E3 2011 video looking at Kirby Wii (later called Kirby's Return to Dreamland), he said he was excited for the game to be released so he could play it.

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    4. I call bullshit on him being a big Kirby fan. Kirby is the happiest and cutest Nintendo franchise, so it would probably fall under "too kiddy" in his book.

      Then again, he's anything but consistent, so hell if I know.

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    5. I also believe he's lying about being a big Kirby fan. His review on Kirby's Epic Yarn demonstrated his complete lack of Kirby knowledge.
      If IG does turn things around and start accusing Kirby of being "too kiddy", he will become an even bigger hypocrite and scumbag in my eyes.

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  13. Wonderful list, Dan. I'm glad the Skylanders obsession and the "Nintendo is Kiddy" spiel made the list. I mean, Nintendo's games have something for just about everyone; while barely anybody I know is into Skylanders. However, I can't say I'm surprised that the e-begging spoof topped the list. This blog is more than just bashing Bores for being an AVGN ripoff; in spite of what LadyBuggin777 and the others may think. His lack of research, incompetence in playing games, reputation as a greedy hypocrite and astonishing hubris in the face of criticism have long since replaced the AVGN ripoff being his worst quality. And the comparison to Tommy Wiseau fits, given both of their bizarre priorities as filmmakers. I've also taken to comparing Bores to Ed Wood. I'm going to go celebrate the new year, and I don't know what will happen to IG in 2013. See you space cowboy.

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  14. When he revived Haunted Investigators, he didn't think of "at first you don’t succeed, try try again", it was "at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you seed" ;)

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  15. Great list BatDan. I'm glad the "E-Begging" Spoof video gets the number 1 spot.

    I really don't understand why is James getting all the hate when the real mastermind behind this scam is Greg Pabich and that Pat the NES Punk and the Game Chasers are in the video as well. It saddens me how there are so many people out there who fail to see the facts.

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    1. one word, or rather one person, which name begins with an E and his surname begins with a G.

      Oh and Archfiend and a guy called Mr Weenie too.

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    2. That's easy to explain: Why attack an unknown fellow nobody cares about if you can attack one of the most well-known internet reviewers out there?

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    3. Intellectual laziness. People need a scapegoat in situations like these, and it just so happens that James had received a lot of stupid flack over the optional and totally transparent IndieGoGo fundraiser (though I reject the notion that it should be ignored simply because it was a "vocal minority," that to me is a fallacy and gets in the way of the true reason why it was a fatuous backlash, i.e. no coherent arguments) and was an easy target. I remember twats 'guaranteeing' that the film was a scam and would never be made. Hell, even Encyclopedia Dramatica completely shits on him, maybe that was always the case. Pat the NES Punk and the others simply aren't well known enough, and don't have enough pre-existing 'dirt' against them, to warrant the same response. James was a victim of his own success. Fortunately it's more or less died down now, and most of the idiots claiming the film was a scam have had to either apologise or been completely silent since the trailer was released.

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    4. Lol, name me ONE person Encyclopedia Dramatica doesn't shit on. Isn't this the main purpose of that site?

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    5. Yeah, I think complaining about ED is a fruitless activity. It's a focal point of negativity, and that's not necessarily a bad thing because everything is treated with equal contempt. Think of it as an inverted TvTropes.

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    6. I stop visiting ED when many of their articles become very sickening and cruel. Especially one of their most recent ones based on the Sandy Hook incident.

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    7. I only find myself to be less and less excited for ED as they keep moving to different mirrors/go offline.

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  16. Hey Doresh, it makes perfect sense to guess a Godzilla angle for a giant ROB storyline. And the constipated angry breath would just be a great touch to the whole thing, lol.

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    1. Let's just hope he won't mess up this time.

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  17. Another point on the X-Men review - once again, Bores uses blatant toilet humour by having Iceman piss into a glass and shit ice cubes and Bores drink it, yet the supposed absence of toilet humour is one of the things LadyCuntface777 uses as ammunition against AVGN.

    Also, Nightcrawler says 'Nyet' instead of 'Nein' which seems to indicate that he either doesn't know basic German or he thinks Nightcrawler is Russian. Bit of a petty complaint, but that's what Bores specialises in.

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  18. Has he announced his plans for 2013 yet?

    He must be really busy on them! His forgo his "Turkey Day Special" AND "Christmas Day Special" this year.

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    1. Larry, I sent a message to your YouTube account to confirm it was you a while back. I didn't get a response.

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    2. He did confirm for me. With Larry's approval I can post the exact message.

      Somehow I knew the entire event wouldn't pay off. Now we've got more cleaning up to do and unless I'm wrong, nothing to show for it.

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  20. @Shadow19: I'd chalk his double standard down to most likely another example of him flip flopping. I mean he complains about how some of the characters (not all) speak English, when his big complaint about Tekken 6 was (as he puts it) lacked English speaking characters.

    @Batdan: Don't forget his hypocritical moment where he critiques the X-Men games for making Wolverine look like a weakling, while doing the same thing himself. It would be fine if he was taking the hypocritical humor route, but I don't see it.

    @Sovereign64: I'm going to join in on James being more well known and thus an easier target. To look at a different situation, take the temporary removal of videos from TGWTG reviewing The Room. Obscurus Lupa was the first to review the movie, but it was the Nostalgia Critic's video which got Wiseau's attention.

    @KUKEDUKE: I've wonder why myself. Other YouTube videos may or may not be of similar quality or worse, but in those cases they tend to get a lot of views so it's easy to understand why the uploader dismisses criticism (Not that being successful means that criticism should be withheld mind you).

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    1. Id go out on a limb somewhat and say that Chris still believes he has the same eCeleb status he had in 2007, as evident by the fact he still holds on to his "51st most subscribed channel on YouTube" accolade like an old boxer clinging on to his overly polished, cloth decaying belt like its still relevant.

      Maybe he does realise his current situation and just clings on hoping for the glory days will return.

      Or it could just be a drug, he still gets praise from his fans and that one small light of praise is just enough to keep him going for more.


      But it's probably the money, for 750,000 views a month, he's earning $500 - $700 a month from it, good money for spewing off bullshit into the camera for a few hours each month, its why YouTube is full of fucking let's plays.

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    2. I hate Lets Plays though I do see them coming to an end soon especially considering so many people getting uninterested in them and a lot of Lets play parodies being made making fun of them (Pats Play) But Chris will be starting to fail soon he is barely getting ANY subscribers compared to other reviewers if anything I see Pat becoming one of the more dominant Reviewers while IrateGamer becomes the new Jfreedan.
      I also think GotGame will start a road to its demise soon considering all the nobodies they have on the site.

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    3. "Let's Plays" are easy to do, but hard to do well. I recorded a couple LPs a few years ago and never uploaded them, as I wasn't happy with the quality. Still, most LPs I see are even worse than mine, with a few exceptions.

      TheSw1tcher and DeceasedCrab are my favorites. I also like Doug's "Bart's Nightmare" LP, I guess I'm the minority there, though.

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    4. The only one good that is from gotgame (in my opinion) is Yuriofwind BUT he uploads all of his stuff to youtube so i don`t need to go to gotgame :D.

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    5. I must disagree with you somewhat Yuriofwind is excellent, yes. But I also really enjoy Aqualunggamereviews on there too. However, his A material is on his YouTube channel, and not on GotGame, so that might be why you don't rate him as highly.

      Then again, what would I know? According to Bores I was fired from GotGame, despite the fact I've never had a single video on there...:S

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    6. Oh, Goose is pretty good on GG too when he can be arsed to post anything! :D

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    7. Oh i forgot to mention kwing he is pretty good too.

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    8. I thought Kwing left ages ago?

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    9. Well hes video is featured in front page so i think he is still there.

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    10. @Guru
      "he's earning $500 - $700 a month from it, good money for spewing off bullshit"

      Wait didn't he lose his partnership? How is he making money now? I sincerely doubt anyone goes to gottgame to watch his vids.

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    11. Where did you hear he lost his partnership?

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    12. @Guru

      Alot of people have been saying that. Then again alot of people have been saying this blog has been going for 7 years (I thought that was true too, but apparently its not).

      I.E " Yes he has lost his full partnership last year" - Isolder

      So I wanted to confirm if he did =)

      Doesn't youtube have an icon for youtube partners?

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    13. Sheesh ... I love LPs. I don't watch a lot but I do love those that are professional and informative, or otherwise entertaining without being of crappy quality. Frenzy the Killbot, and supergreatfriend are two of my utmost favourite LPers and they do fantastic work. In terms of blind LPs, if they count, Video Games Awesome are great too.

      I will be one who will regret the day they are phased out.

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    14. From what I understand He's lost his full rights partnership but he's still a you tube partner just does have the full rights anymore. His contract is mor lower tier now.

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  21. This may be a small fact, but given the posts from the posts of 2009-2012 (as of now), this blog has passed 200 posts (52+55+51+44)

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  22. Look at what the Game Dude found:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtS9T0OVI6w

    Chris's wedding videographer ad. This part is not suprising, we know he does other brief professional stints with video. No, what gets me is he still plugs his Irate Gamer site here. It doesn't sound like a good idea to me.

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    1. HIs old friend told me that he did one wedding video (long before Irate Gamer, this would have been 2002 or earlier), and screwed it up royally. Like, "he probably blamed the poor quality on ghosts messing with his camera during the wedding" bad. I'm surprised he's actually trying this again, maybe he saw "Wedding Crashers" and is trying to "pick up some bitches".

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    2. He put his phone number on their?

      *Sits back and waits for all the prank call videos to flood onto YouTube*

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    3. ...So he linked to his website in the ad. No one in their right mind are going to hire him after seeing his past works. Why did he think that was a good idea?

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    4. And sorry to respond twice in a row, but I found the actual site. This is, in fact, real.

      http://www.wedplan.net/pages/9621/

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    5. Remember when BatDan riffed about the History of Bores and a wedding video from him would look lie? (Mr and Mrs somebody's wedding aw yeah this is getting hawt) That's basically all the comments in the video. Life imitates art, so to say.

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    6. Wow, he really is full of himself showing off his Irate whatever on a wedding photography web advertisement......

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    7. That is not only a generic wedding planner website it is also a very generic site period. It's more or less a wiki/facebook of that type of business page.

      I looked into the site itself and poking around it offered to let me set up my own wedding planner/photo business page in my own area. As far as business sites go it's as generic and lazy as they come.

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  23. I'd say I feel sorry for the guy considering all the crank calls he's going to get... but... nah, he deserves all the ridicule he's gonna get.

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    1. No matter how those happen no one should come back here to brag about it. All that does is add fuel to the fire.

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  24. The ad from the Y2B ad on Webplan (Slightly analyzed)

    "Professional Videographer in the Sandusky, Ohio area!"
    I like to shout my profession and residence!

    "Weddings are a very special event."
    Grass is green, the sky is blue. and the ball is red.

    "So much that we've dedicated 5 different extensive packages to choose from."
    So much that we won't show you the packages.

    "We strive to stay competitive with a low worthwhile price with the most bells and whistles to offer!"
    Bells and whistles? Low price? Sounds like fun right? Right?

    "We strive to make the DVD as unique and precious as the wedding event itself."
    If by unique, you mean uniquely the only DVD ever used as a cup holder.

    "This includes the recording process all the way up to the final moments of the DVD construction process."
    What the hell is "DVD construction process?

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    1. WEDplan, actually. Not Webplan. :-)

      But still...

      Why the FUCK would you want Chris Bores to shoot a wedding video? Can you imagine how pissed off the bride and groom would be after seeing something from him?

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    2. This is how I imagine the wedding video plays out,

      "Stop the wedding, we need more SPECIAL EFFECTS and Explosion or something like that?"

      "Fine. How long will it take?"

      "About a few hours."

      A few hours later...

      "Are you done yet Mr. Bores?"

      "Nope, I need to get that special effect JUST right."

      A day later...

      "Are you done now?"

      "Call me back in a week."

      "Fuck it, do the wedding video with someone else."

      "Come back! I was 55th most subscribed on Youtube! I have accomplishment and such! Fuck you! You piece of...crud!"

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  25. The Ebegging Spoof comes at number one... why am I not surprised?

    Interesting. I actually thought that one was decent and no, I'm not an AVGN hater, I actually defended James when he was attacked for the way he funded his movie, and I always said it was a shame the way Greg Pabich threw him under the bus. But in the end, it was James who chose to expose himself in that weird Cheetamen kickstarter and he most likely got some money for doing it, so to me that stupid choice of his (even if he got paid) was fair game for parody.

    The stolen footage for his Sonic Generations video is first as far as I'm concerned.

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    1. @Andoc I think the E-begging spoof being number 1 is the most justified. That one moment shows how little Irate Gamer has changed. When he began he was delusional hypocritical hate spreader who followed AVGN despite constant denial. This year he proved that he's still a delusional hypocritical hate spreader with the spoof video that just screams 'I'm living in my own little world here'.

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  26. I've seen better Top 11 Lists from the Nostalgia Critic (RIP) than this....also, after watching the provided video down below, I don't think Rolfe, Matei, Justin and Stuttering Craig will appreciate the fact that you do either and/or all of the following with and/or to them every day [NOT....ONE....GOD....FUCKING....DAMN....BIT]: toss their salad, ride their coattails, pack their fudge, teabag them while sleeping, or better yet - BJ them blindfolded singing 'Detroit Rock City' and 'I'm Shipping Up to Boston' in a mish-mashed dialect of Serbian, Armenian, Kazakh and Simlish, MOTHERFUCKERS!!


    youtu.be/jpc1zx0ktAc

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    1. Hey cool you actually stopped posting on the IG contest is a scam section.

      "youtu.be/jpc1zx0ktAc"
      So by not answering a question (that was only asked once) which he probably didn't hear that makes AVGN a fan hater

      By trying to move along and avoid encouraging Irate Gamer trolls back into activity it makes AVGN a fan hater.

      I don't think the person in the video doesn't seem to understand the phrase 'insulting their intelligence'.

      His third example isn't even described. Piter... you'll have to explain that one to me.

      This video has so much fail it hurts. AVGN has a lot to be mad about at IG.

      "Chris bores has the utmost respect for James"
      Uhhhhhhhhhhhh...

      "When a person is accused of being a hack or ripoff and all your doing is reviewing a game for fun like everybody else"
      Uhhhhhhhhhhhh...

      "And blindly attack anyone else to protect their hero"
      Uhhhhhhhhhhhh...

      "Tell his fans to pay for a pointless game that shouldn't be made"
      Which the man in the video bought and reviewed... Uhhhhhh I linked to this guy?

      "You evil greedy..."
      I thinks that about sums up how much research failure is in that video. Cause you know Irate Gamer should be allowed to blatantly rip people off with rigged contests, shit merchandise and faked thumbnails. Its okay for him to hate and not answer any questions at all. AVGN tries to avoid a question to keep the mood nice? "FUCK HIM, I HATE HIM! HE WEARS HIS UNDERWEAR UPSIDE DOWN! HE'S WORSE THAN HITLER!"

      I don't even know where to begin. The fact that someone can't even mention Irate Gamer without killing the mood is dead give away to why AVGN tried to skip the question.

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    2. @piter
      I also don't understand the last half of the comment. It appears to take your standard format of asking us to do something but it is instead a checklist. The problem is that it ends with a very classy word that implies that's what we have done, but the statement asks if we have done that. This is almost unreadable piter, you should try harder.

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    3. Man I wonder what Mr.weenie is gonna think when he finds out that Irate Gamer thinks calling someone a black person is an insult.

      Assuming that he's not wearing his tinted glasses of course.

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  27. Hm, you're still here Karbia? Look, your empty threats are only making you look like the fool. Go home, you're drunk.

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    1. Speaking of Karbia and his epic lame threat. His alternate account DuneReplicant1965 attacked me days ago. And man, HE'S SO F***KING BUTTHURT. So bad that I blocked him not long ago.

      All he did is sending a bunch of lame threats like filming me devour each other cocks if I didn't delete an art that mocks his art style. I mean, what's wrong with mocking people's art style?

      He even claim Karbia Yuan as a well known artist. Wow. That just prove your ego is bigger than a galaxy.

      I have to apology to Chris Bores, because Karbia is even WORSE than him.

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    2. "what's wrong with mocking people's art style?"
      Well that depends, exactly which picture is he mad at? If it looks like it could fit on an encyclopedia dramatica article without any second thoughts then perhaps you should reconsider swapping the word mock with alienate. Given that's its karbia, I think you could have just drawn anything and wrote 'parody of karbia' and he'd be insulted.

      What I don't understand is exactly why he feels the need to affiliate himself with Irate Gamer. What is it with Irate Gamer and his ability to attract similarly egotistical and crude individuals?

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  28. Go back to your fantasy land and draw your fanfic ideas Karbia. It's no use posting your empty threats here.

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  29. Breaking News: AVGN Suspended..... again.

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  30. What the hell exactly happened to the AVGN account on YT?

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  31. AVGN got suspended? But I thought the Dark Souls review was pretty good...

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    1. This I've never heard of. What's he done in the past, or lately, to warrant suspension?

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  32. I've got an easy way to ascertain if this is Larry:

    What's the real name of that guy you're BFFs with, several of whose vids you showed up in and who lives in Norwich?

    Also, what since-demolished 80s landmark are/were you building on Minecraft?

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    1. There's really no reason to do that. I got a message directly from here that solves the problem outright. BUT I NEED Larry's or Batdan's permission to do it (some sort of conspiracy going on here or some shit).

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    2. I am only half-serious. BUT were Larry to answer that, people might drop the whole conspiracy thing.

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  33. Just out of curiosity, I checked Bores' wedding ad again. I don't know if something is wrong on my end, but it appears the description is gone. Now all there is is that picture of his site, and his phone number and all that. I wonder why he removed his description? Now all people have to gauge hiring him on is that picture, and I guarantee no one in their right mind will hire him if they actually go to his site and see his "work".

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    1. Nope, same on my end. It's gone. It's amazing, Bores is so egotistical that he believes people will hire him based solely on his now dead internet show.

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    2. Well, I screen capped the site yesterday when the description was still up, plus people here have it in the comments, so it's not at all lost.

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    3. The way it is now no one will want to look into hiring a company that provides nothing about what services it offers. I know someone who does have a photography business and his work is awesome. It kind of saddens me that someone as lazy as Bores even wants to try and get into this kind of thing.

      And like I pointed out already, the site itself has little to no quality control as anyone can set up their own ad on it without anyone checking to make sure the business being added actually exists.

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  34. So... anyone pumped for Pokemon X and Y? I know I am. I want to pre-order it now... but I also want to wait for a little more info, like version exclusives. Man, I'm torn. And the starters are awesome as well! I don't know which I'll pick!

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    1. I'm looking forward to it. Though I still have to laugh that they've run out of colors.

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    2. Yeah, who'd have ever thought there'd be a main series Pokemon game that ISN'T a color? Still, totally psyched. I especially like the starters this time around. Previous generations, I could look at the starters and immediately know what I wanted. But with this one... I like all of them! Atleast I have until October to decide.

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    3. @BatDanNight:

      That's all a build-up for Pokemon Z, when it is revealed that Pokemon are aliens originally sent to Earth to destroy humanity.

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  35. Looks like "JamesNintendoNerd" is back up. Some Reddit detectives found the culprit was a false-flagger.

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    1. Maybe it was an Irate Gamer fanboy. (yes, I do believe he has fans willing to do that)

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    2. Well its not particularly far fetched. Irate Gamer Fans have been caught doing such things (Crywolfproductions, Y2Bproductions) and its the majority of the reason why I hate him. Hell Its not like his fans haven't been caught doing stupid things like spam posting people's videos with 'IG is better' and if Iratefan345 (whatever it was that batdan wrote an article about) is indeed Irate gamer, then Irate Gamer has been doing it himself too.

      But apparently the rumor goes that Sega has been removing videos to get its commercial advertisements to the top of the recommended watch list on you-tube.

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  36. Wow, you guys are all fucking losers. Hows about getting a life you fucking retards?

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    1. Thanks for your kindly worded statement. We will take it into consideration and utilize this advice to improve your blog viewing experience. Thank you, and have a nice day. Idiot.

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    2. cakeland:

      Sorry you can't find any cool forums to post in.

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  37. I'm also guessing that the reason JamesNintendoNerd got false-flagged was because of the whole "AVGN is an e-beggar" crap.

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  38. hmmm I can't see my own comments either. I think the blog server is fucking up. This isn't the first time this has happened.

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  39. Oh never mind. Someone decided to put the comments on approval... That's just dumb.

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  40. Oh for fuck's sake...
    Kill Ultra, I am the only one running things here! If a comment is gone, I deleted it. If comments are set to approval, I set them that way. This is a one man operation. Stop pretending there's some fucking conspiracy.

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    1. why the fuck would you put it on approval and delete comments?

      I said 'someone' and I know damn well who runs the blog. That's the most polite way of saying its a dumb idea to do that. And certainly less direct and rude than "Batdan decided to put comments on approval and do the very thing that we're supposed to be against".

      What does deleting his comments do anyway? You're gonna have to explain that one to me.

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    2. @BatDanNight

      Dude, calm down.

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    3. @KUKEDUDE
      Sorry...

      Look, it's hard to explain why those comments were deleted. The person I deleted earlier would go nuclear if I explained why and would never shut up about it.

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  41. Someone just asked Chris on Facebook if he could do more Martial Arts stuff ("I picture you holding a samurai sword").

    His response?

    "lol. thanks but martial arts is a spiritual thing that i do. Not really for youtube videos."

    Explains his poor fight choreography...

    Also he prefers the PS3 because of it's Blu-Ray player. Which is fair enough I guess.

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    1. "but martial arts is a spiritual thing that i do" I honestly doubt he practices the martial arts that people generally think of (i.e Combat martial arts) probably a lesser known meditation art or maybe not at all.

      "he prefers the PS3 because of it's Blu-Ray player"
      The Blu-Ray player is indeed good but only if you're watching BD movies. Otherwise for gaming its actually worse. The speed of the blu-ray drive is slow. The extra space on the CD usually just gets filled up with repeat data to allow the system to load faster. Unless the later PS3 upgrades included a faster BD drive, Blu-Ray is not something to brag about for a gaming system.

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    2. He claims to have studied Traditional Crane Kung Fu for over a decade, and is a self-proclaimed "expert".
      It doesn't take an expert to see he doesn't even know the fundamentals of martial arts.

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    3. Chris' friend Buddhist Monk (from the Haunted Investigators show) a factor?

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    4. Actually, Shaolin Dave, the originator of Crane Kung Fu (Fāng Qīniáng) was quite explicit that its arcane techniques were not to be used by the common man, but were in his words "Only for that evolved soul who has tried to emulate a more talented artist's work and failed consistently, and whose mother has hyperextended herself to defend her son against all attackers and indeed all reality. And he should be on the chubby side, too."

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    5. Wait, didn't he downright advertise for his Predator video by bragging with his "great" martial arts skills and choreography Oo ?

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  42. So on another topic, has anyone else noticed that Bores is really bad at picking out thumbnails for his videos. I swear at least half of them are a pictures of him with the most derp-ass expression possible. You can choose the still for your thumbnail when you post a video, right?

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    1. Yes, in fact Bores is still a partner so he can even put a custom thumbnail there.

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  43. Hey, BatDan, I wonder if the first post of 2013's going to be about Chris' ad for shooting wedding videos. God, I still cringe at the idea of Bores doing something like that...

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    1. I'm waiting for Bores to post a video. I'll bring up the wedding plan ad at the end of that recap.

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  44. Hey batdan, since the comments are still on approval, is it okay if I talk about how stupid that guys comments were? Go ahead and not allow this comment to be posted, I'll take the hint buddy.

    He wrote:

    "must the culprit NECESSARILY have had to have been Irate Gamer/someone related to his channel?"
    "Crywolf was infamous, but he had a method; basically, you had a video making fun of IG, he'd take you down. Why on Earth would an Irate Gamer fanboy decide out of the blue to false flag AVGN? This is the logical disconnect I see constantly with this blog. "

    Which are both stupid because he treats our idea as deductive reasoning when it is in fact by the qualifier of 'maybe' inductive reasoning. If we had said 'since IG fans hate AVGN, they would flag him' then that would be deductive reasoning. But we said it was most likely and that is illogical and out of context for 'that guy' to state that we're delusional with 'logical disconnect'.

    The point is, he isn't pointing out a mistake. He's actually just saying we're idiots by taking our lines severely out of context to suit his needs. The fact that he can't tell the difference between 'It is IG fans' and 'maybe its IG fans' is severely crippling and irresponsible given his profession.

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    1. But wait a minute. Of all the times for 'that guy' to interject and insult us for theorizing it was bores, it was now. There's relatively no reason to believe that it wasn't bore's as most if not all the people rallying against AVGN for his 'scandals' are also acting like IG is the victim. Suddenly under all this, AVGN gets false flagged and gets successfully (but temporarily) taken down. Then 'that guy' shows up and ignores the talk about the sega false flagging acting like the accepted theory is IG fans. There's almost no reason to show up and target that one theory... unless 'that guy' clearly knows the answer.

      AVGN has been suspended/banned before over a false copy-right claim over game-trailers in 2008 coincidentally when IG got crap-tons of publicity from youtube. Suffice to say, AVGN was not allowed to come back in full force for quite a long while. Yet not once has IG faced a false flag removal of any video despite how hated he is. AVGN got banned for a video that was not only legally his but by a copy-right claim from game-trailers a site he worked with at the time!

      There's plenty of reason to suspect IG as he clearly has connections (Even other youtube partners have to deal with false flagging) and plenty of charisma to make 'influential' people such as 'that guy' look the other way. Its awfully strange that 'that guy' decided to show up at that exact time (and never come back again) to poke fun at a theory that's clearly credible. While 'that guy' might not be behind it, its entirely likely that 'that guy' knows more than he lets on.

      P.S 'That guy' is not 'that guy' from guilty gear. Its someone much less cool and much more stupid unfortunately.

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    2. Edit: I meant to say 'That guy' should not be confused with 'that man' From guilty gear. It should not be confused with the 'That guy' song from the third episode of season 3. Both are much cooler then the 'that guy' implied above.

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  45. Hey Batdan, what's your opinion on Bleach?

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    1. My recommended links include a site whose purpose is to point out every plot hole and lapse in logic in Bleach. What do you think?

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    2. Well I think it's a Yu Yu Hakusho rip-off.

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    3. @GangstaLizard95:

      Would've been nice if Kubo was just constantly ripping it off. Instead, he spends most of his time turning Bleach into the most generic, blandest and dumbest Shounen Action series ever.

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  46. Hey Batdan, when Bores DOES get off his lazy behind and put up a video, and you bring up his wedding ad, would you like a picture? I took a screenshot of the ad before he deleted his description. As it is now, it's just his location, number, and contact info. And that picture of his site.

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    1. Sure, a screenshot would be nice.

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    2. OK, great! I'll send it to you. Check your e-mail.

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  47. He has put ip a video now. It's HOVG HD Episode 3

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    1. How the hell does he convert it to HD anyhow?

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    2. That's how Hollywood makes several small fortunes on "Remastered" TV boxsets.

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    3. Doesn't upscaling make the video look like shit? I've seen what happens when you try to do that with 720p to 1080p conversions.

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    4. Exactly, as since the TV studios exploit the notion that everyone equates HD with high-quality. This also allows them to get a cheap buck from the uninformed public. In other words, "HD make thing better, therefore HD conversion make SD video clearer!" :s

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    5. @AnotherPersonGuyThing

      Big-budget Hollywood HD remakes are usually remaster, not upscale.
      Remastering means they remake the master to the most recent HD specs from the raw footage. This can make the HD version better, depending on if the quality of the raw footage is sufficient to make a difference.
      Upscaling means they stretch the image and fix the pixelation using different enhancement techniques. This can only go so far.
      I think remastering is slowly going away as digital film is being used more and more from the beginning. I remember reading an article after "Swordfish" came out that claimed several of the scenes where filmed with a digital camera that had double-DVD resolution. You could think of that as 960p, which means a 1080p remaster would be impossible.

      On the subject of Bores's updated versions, I haven't watched them. I was under the impression that he didn't remaster or upscale them, but actually refilmed everything with a new camera. Is that so?

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    6. So, did the Bores add anything to this one like he did the previous two, or is this JUST a HD re-release?

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    7. @Shaolin Dave
      He actually did re-film all the scenes. Maybe they should be called remakes not revisions.

      @skyrunner14
      There is some new stuff, I'll bring it up in the post.

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    8. Speaking of Ninja Gaiden 3. I cheched out and Razor's edge will be released on XBox 360 and PS3 in April 2nd this year. I wonder, Batdan, if you will try it when it comes.

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