Monday, August 19, 2013

Go Go Power Rangers, Stop the Irate Gamer!

Oh man, it’s been a while since he’s done any actual videos. The last few months has just been E3, Skylanders, and that Man of Steel vlog that I imagine didn’t take that long to put together. Also the endless news articles about random shit that most of his fans really don’t care about.
It’s been 3 months since his Star Trek review, and considering that this continues his stupid-ass storyline, it’s been 10 months since the X-Men review. Good lord… and I thought he just quit because he clearly wrote himself into a corner.

So, after all that downtime, what’s he going to review? Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for the SNES. Hold on, that’s a good game! A competently made beat-em-up developed by Natsume. Why review this?
Wait, this is continuing his storyline… OH MY GOD NO! *runs to liquor cabinet* I’m going to need all of this.

Let’s do it! *takes a swig*

0:01 - 0:44: We open on the Castle of Evil when a bad green-screen effect bursts through the roof. Actually it’s the Giant HAL-Bot, claiming he’ll “destroy destroy” as Evil Gamer, Shadow Bores and Lead HAL-Bot watch,  the former two delivering their lines horribly. Apparently that 10 months off wasn’t spent improving his acting, that’s for sure. I think its actually gotten worse.

Then it cuts to… Secret Caverns (that’s what it says) where we see the two Monks. The young one says something about the plan being ready and leaves, while the old monk says it’s time to “reveal themselves”. If he’s naked under that robe, I’m leaving.

Intro

0:47 - 1:18: We cut to IG who claims he’s in a 90’s mood today so he wants to check out Power Rangers.
He starts the game and right off the bat he starts bitching about the story, saying that all we get is Rita Repulsa looking over the city while the Rangers watch. He’s mad at Bandai for dropping the ball (blame Natsume, they developed it) and that the SNES has enough room on the cartridge to fit a story in.
Oh boy, where do I begin? It doesn’t matter how much room is on the cartridge, there are SNES games with just as little story explained. Donkey Kong Country anyone? Not to mention multiple NES games with even bigger stories like all four Dragon Quests and all three Final Fantasies.
The story actually seems pretty basic. Rita Repulsa is threatening the city, go save the city Power Rangers. You know, like most episodes of the TV show? How is there no story?

1:19 - 2:01: IG gets to the character select screen and lists off the Rangers.
“The damsel in distress Kimberly” It’s been a while, but I’m pretty sure Kimberly wasn’t that much of a damsel in distress. She had her moments sure but it wasn’t her defining characteristic like say Princess Peach. I think Tommy had more moments where he needed rescuing.
He insults Billy, saying his moves look dorky (let’s see you do better), mentions Zack and when he gets to Tommy, he notices that he’s not there. He then wonders how they didn’t get him. If I had to guess, and this is going by Wikipedia, the engine is based on the Famicom tie-in to Choji Sentai Jetman, the Super Sentai series that came before Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger (the series that was used for MMPR Season 1), and since Jetman did not have a sixth ranger, they didn’t have anything to work Tommy in. Keep in mind the Rangers in the game all have different moves, so I doubt they could just copy-paste Jason and turn him green. But I’m sure there were reasons why he wasn’t there.

He brings up that the Green Ranger didn’t show up in the second or third season, he was introduced in the middle of the first season and even cites the episode number (17). Oh look, he bothered to research. Wait, why did this line remind me of Home Improvement? *thinks* Oh wait, that wasn’t IG, that was the Third Rate Gamer’s parody where he was copying the AVGN’s TMNT rant. … Son of a bitch!
He then wonders if they made the game before Tommy was introduced and they slapped it together really quickly. No, the game came out a year after Power Rangers premiered. MMPR premiered August 1993, the SNES game came out September 1994. I wouldn’t exactly call that rushed. It might have started development the same time the show premiered.
Also, if you want to play as the Green Ranger so bad, play the fighting game on the Sega Genesis. He’s in that one.

2:02 - 2:58: He starts the game, picking Jason, and notices he’s fighting in his street clothes. He claims it doesn’t make sense. Actually it does, fights often started with the Rangers fighting Putties in their street clothes and morphing when things got too hectic, like when the monster of the week showed up.
“It makes as much sense is pissing in a radiator” Toilet humor! Remind me how he doesn’t use it again?
You’ll also notice that he’s doing a poor job and is blaming the game for it. As per usual.

He gets to the boss mid-way through and morphs. Oh, just like the show. He does mention that he’s actually having fun. Are you acknowledging that this isn’t a “poorly constructed game” like you claimed and is actually pretty good?
He lists off the Ranger’s special attacks, ending on the Yellow Ranger and her electric attack, which IG didn’t understand and thinks is an “explosive fart”, complete with added sound effect. More toilet humor!
Apparently he was in an area where the lightning didn’t show up.

2:59 - 3:17: IG notes that it’s a beat-em-up and that all we’ll be doing is “fighting fighting and more fighting” and he wants some variety. Right as he says this, the Red Ranger lifts up a park bench and uses it to destroy a putty. There’s some variation in attack. Does he acknowledge it? Nope! Instead he chastises the Rangers for destroying public property and can’t wait to see that scandal on TMZ. Power Rangers destroy stuff all the time in the show, how is this any different?
Oh  he said that so he could show off a fake newspaper. Not for TMZ, but for the Springfield Shopper. Huh? Wouldn’t it make more sense to call it the Angel Grove Times or whatever their newspaper was called in the show? They didn’t live in Springfield. Also in the corner is something about a mayoral race between Mayor McCheese and the Mayor from Powerpuff Girls. Mayor over what exactly? They live in two separate cities! Is Mayor McCheese trying to take over Townsville? And if this the Springfield Shopper, shouldn’t someone be running against Mayor Quimby? Why are the Power Rangers in Springfield?! Your jokes make no sense!

3:17 - 3:57: He reaches the first boss (Bones from the second episode) and takes out his first form, but starts his second form. We cut to him suffering Pac-Man Fever when- uggggggh, Ronnie has returned. Looks like we’re not rid of him.
Ronnie claims he can beat any skeleton in a video game … I’m not sure how that works but okay. So IG gives him the controller and predictably he fails. Well, that’s what happens when you play games with gloves on, and supposedly no muscles under those gloves. He is supposed to be a skeleton so I imagine his gloves hide nothing but bones. Oh dear lord, I’m trying to apply logic to his characters.
Ronnie somehow manages to pull out the entire SNES console out of the TV. Not sure how he didn’t break anything… and IG takes the console away from him and somehow reconnects it by putting it on the floor. Even though it wasn’t on the floor in previous shots, in fact I’m not sure how Ronnie managed to pull it out without it falling on the fl- FOUR MINUTES IN!
Then Ronnie leaves while saying he wants some Big League Chew. Random… and completely pointless. Oh, and we get a patented glance at the camera from Bores.

3:58 - 5:14: IG beats Bones and moves onto the second level. He complains about the large number of bad guys, comparing it to a 90’s Batman movie. Or the average episode of Power Rangers where they fight off the mooks. Are you sure you watched the show? I mean, he got Green Ranger footage and even looked up what episode Tommy first showed up in.
Also, that really doesn’t look like that many enemies. It’s only two at once. That’s nothing compared to Streets of Rage or Final Fight.
He breezes through a few levels, complaining about the obstacles in each of them. Funny how he complains yet the footage shows him easily avoiding them. It’s almost like this is a decent game and can’t find any realistic flaws.

He reaches the second boss, who he calls a Viking janitor elf. Actually, that’s Gnarly Gnome from episode five but whatever. He compares all his teleporting to Great Tiger from Punch-Out (or as he calls him “the tiger boss”), insults him and wonders how to beat him.
Then *sighs* Not-Wilson shows up out of nowhere and tells him just to punch the air, which ends up working. Despite winning, IG is not happy and yells at Not-Wilson, who gives him a fish, rather a sprite of a Cheep-Cheep. …Why? IG is annoyed and tells him to go away and throws the Cheep-Cheep at his head. Calling it, IG hitting Not-Wilson in the head with things is his running gag for him. It’s not funny of course but… someone must like it. Ugh.

Sidenote: I think Gnarly Gnome’s teleporting might be a callback to his Zyuranger counterpart DoraGoblin, who was invisible to adults unless he was wearing his shoes on the wrong feet. I am most likely wrong.

5:15 - 6:05: Onto Stage 3, where he complains you “swim around like an idiot” and then get stabbed to death “like at the YMCA”. Is that a reference to something? I thought the YMCA was considered a sort of safe place. Notice how he doesn’t try to fight the Putties when he lands, instead wasting time to pull off the Bomb attack. Oh look, the Yellow Ranger’s lightning actually showed up! Aren’t you going to acknowledge that? Nope

He reaches the  boss, who he calls one of the most iconic villains in Power Rangers… but can’t figure out his name. It’s Eye Guy. All the bosses are listed on the games Wikipedia page. You can then cross check that with RangerWiki.
He points out how red Eye Guy’s final eye gets and makes a reference to the Visine commercials. Funny how Ben Stein still has more emotion than you do.

He skips over to Stage 5 where he narrowly avoids a giant blast, saying he almost got his ass blasted. Following that with “I need that for pooping”. That’s three instances of toilet humor in this video. Tell me IG fans, how does he not resort to lowbrow toilet jokes again?
Then… *tips back a drink* Tony shows up. IG wonders how everyone is getting in his house. You write them in for contrived comedy?
Actually, Tony tells him the door is open, and IG yells at him to close it and get out. Our hero, treats his imaginary friends like shit.

6:06 - 7:20: Onto Stage 6 where he gets in the Megazord, which Bores calls the “Ultra Megazord”. That’s… incorrect. The closest to an Ultra Megazord in the first season was the Ultrazord, a combination of the Megazord, the Dragonzord, and Titanus.
IG fights the boss (Mutitus from Episodes 28 and 29, RangerWiki is so great) and he starts gushing since this is like the show, but he starts losing (because he sucks of course) and complains that “this isn’t how it goes in the show”. You do realize that the Rangers don’t always win when they summon the Megazord right? Since this is a video game though, it’s all your fault.
After he loses, he poorly throws his controller through a wall. Dear lord, not only is the acting bad, the effects are horrid. It’s like he didn’t give a shit. More so than usual.

He makes it to the final boss (Cyclopsis from the intended finale Doomsday), beats the first form, then gets pissed that it has a second form, comparing it to DBZ. You act like the final boss having a second form is a rare thing. It’s one of the most common tropes in gaming. RPGs are mocked for having it!
He dies to his second form, and throws another controller through the wall. Same bad acting and effect, then a random appearance of Kool-Aid Man peeking in and claiming he didn’t do it. Oh look, he can say more words. It’s almost like Chris bothered to watch the commercials.

He does manage to beat Cyclopsis (probably through Game Genie) and gets pissed that the ending is nothing more than the Rangers driving back to the soda shop (you mean Youth Center right) and watching Zack dance. Like how most episodes end? Most of them end with the Rangers going to the youth center and whatever conflict was going on earlier is resolved through character moments or Bulk & Skull getting humiliated. Hey there’s Bulk & Skull in the game! Aren’t you going to address them? Nope!
Of course he complains that it’s a bad ending, noting that Zack fight his way through the game and calls it a “Dancing with the Stars audition” You’re really fishing hard for complaints huh?

The video ends with him getting ready to destroy the cartridge when his TV somehow switches inputs and broadcasts an emergency news bulletin with- REALLY? Johnny Newscaster again? Jeez…
He’s reporting the Giant HAL-bot attacking the city and… wow these effects are shameful. Toei should take this and show it to rookie Sentai prop designers on how NOT to destroy buildings. The way he’s destroying them is by pushing them and the image of the building is tipping over. These effects are bad even by his standards. Good lord. And the city is all one image and nothing is right and… how much longer?
Oh yeah, the Giant HAL-bot is telling everyone to surrender to the Shadow Overlord.

Then the X-Men show up, yeah the same ones from the last video.  And to pad for time, they do the exact same roll call. Was this really necessary? Did you think we’d forget who these characters are? I know it’s been 10 months but we’re not that dumb! Also, didn’t Cyclops and Iceman die? How are they back? Don’t say “it’s comic books” because those give explanations. They don’t just show up out of thin air.
Predictably, the Giant HAL-bot crushes the X-Men. Apparently, he wears gym shoes. Really Chris? You’re wearing a full body costume and you had to put on shoes?
Not Kent Brockman gladly surrenders himself to the Shadow Overlord, and the picture in the corner changes to say he sold out. You do realize there’s a difference between surrender and selling out, right?

IG sees the dead X-Men, and comments that he really dug Storm. WHAT? After you said she was terrible in MvC3 and treated her like shit in the X-Men video? Is this an author’s saving throw to deter the criticism that you’re a sexist pig?

Then the young monk shows up and says he’s going to take IG to see his friends. Silly monk, don’t you know IG doesn’t have any real friends? He said so himself.
To be Continued…. Probably in 6 months.

*massages temples* Oooh, this review gave me a damn headache, and no that’s not a Power Rangers reference, it actually did hurt my head.
The review was by far one of his worst. It doesn’t help that MMPR on SNES is actually a decent game with great controls and music. Nothing about those here. Just bitching and moaning about the most meaningless of stuff. Also, Chris somehow sucked at the game, when it looks really damn easy. Was he doing it on purpose again?
The story parts, it just gets worse and worse. Even by his standards, the acting and effects were beyond atrocious. Nothing makes sense and this feels like a big pile of nothing. I just know the next episode is going to blow ass.

My informant noticed someone in the comments say he needs to get more actors, and Bores told him “That’s part of the charm” … In what world? Sane people would call that a FLAW. You can’t possibly be this crazy. Find some fucking people to help you egotistical hack!

*sighs* That’s all for now. I’m going to go watch some Sentai and clear my mind. Fucking hell.
Oh, here's Bulk & Skull's theme because it easily goes with IG's videos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwup4ItqyNQ

126 comments:

  1. "Oh boy, where do I begin? It doesn’t matter how much room is on the cartridge, there are SNES games with just as little story explained. Donkey Kong Country anyone?"

    I couldn't help but bring up the GBA port of DKC actually included an intro detailing the story.

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  2. I seem to remember Gnarly Gnome's power was he could hypnotize people by playing the accordion. Nothing about him being invisible.

    I'm tempted to disbelieve the teleporting's a reference to his Sentai episode, because he didn't appear and disappear, he was invisible the entire time until he changed his boots. And there was no Zyuranger Super Famicom game.

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    1. Oh right right, invisible to everyone but children. Forgot about that.
      I've been watching Zyuranger. I still think MMPR Season 1 is better. Less annoying children, and the Zyurangers are bland. Except for Burai, he's the best part.

      I do know there was a Zyuranger Famicom game, and a Jetman one that Natsume got the engine from (as I mentioned above).

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    2. Yes there were, but games about Sentai and Kamen Rider properties are a lot less numerous than Power Ranger ones (probably because they only for a year or so and by the time they can get one out, the show it's about is over or almost over). And the Zyuranger one is particularly infamous for blandness and randomness.

      And yeah, Zyuranger isn't one of the high points of Sentai history, which is kind of a shame because it seems like a lot of people curious about Sentai decide to start there because it was the basis of the first Power Rangers. I actually feel like that about all three dinosaur Sentai. But...I digress.

      I haven't got the energy to watch this video yet, so I'm wondering if Bores claimed to be a big fan as a kid? You might think he'd notice that yes, the Power Rangers can be put on the ropes sometimes, like in most two-parters...like the ones where they fought Mutitus and Cyclopsis. Let alone where they fought the Green Ranger, who he was so pissed at not getting to play.

      At least if he's dragging out the storyline for another video, that means it probably won't be MMPR-inspired...god only knows how embarrassing that would be.

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    3. While that is true about sentai, Kamen Rider has a lot. When the Climax games came out, the DS got the Generations series, and this year PS3 is getting the Dynasty Warriors esque Battride Wars. Although I just want one of the climax games, particularly Super Climax Heroes. Man, Japan gets all the good stuff toku wise. We only ever get sentai toys...

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  3. As a Mighty Morphin' fan growing up in the 90s, I'm ashamed that Bores treated the characters like crap. Austin St. John, Walter Jones, Amy Jo Johnson, David Yost, and Jason David Frank are probably rolling their eyes in disgust if they came across his review... and Thuy Trang would probably be rolling in her grave.

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  4. The guy who said that he should get more actors is Asalieri.

    Along with saying in the pass to Lady Buggin that he should have gone for a "straight" review.

    At least Asa is keeping it real... somewhat.

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    1. I sense a break up between asalieri and bores soon.

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    2. If that happens, there will be such a field day!

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    3. I would be on Asa's side if that happens. And yes yes I already can hear Joe Hladnik crying foul and double standards. would it make him feel better if I still thought he was an asshole for demonizing Lewis Lovhaug for supporting the 90 second blip ads, BatDanNight for worrying about the safety of his own daughter, (I know I'm flip-flopping, fuck you Joe Hladnik) Telling someone to die in a car fire, etc.? of course not, it's Joe Hladnik.

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    4. Asa and IG calling off the friendship would be awesome. After all, it was done in the first place just to do a shitty April Fools' prank that was dragged on way too long.

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    5. I hope that happens too. If it does, I may actually sympathize Asa.

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    1. There's a wiki for Drakengard. Drakengard, one of the worst game series ever created. DRAKENGARD!

      Yes, there is.

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    2. I think he meant in the sense that there's a wiki just for Power Rangers/Sentai.

      Like how there's a wiki just for Star Trek, a wiki just for Ghostbusters, a wiki just for Twilight/The Sopranos/Ace Lightning, etc.

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    3. There's even a wiki for Slender and The House. So I guess there is.

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  6. That game actually looked quite fun

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  7. I find it strange he chose to release a Power Rangers video, as the Wonderful 101 is the most anticipated upcoming Wii U game right now, and it has been compared to Power Rangers quite a lot.

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    1. Probably to ride the hype over the poweranger anniversary

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  8. Speaking of Power Ranger, I wonder what happen if Chris saw SH Figuarts? I'm aware that a few SH Figuarts sold IN AMERICA.
    He probably would said he will buy it to his cousin Joey again even though he's fictional.

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    1. Nah, I doubt he will buy them since they're expensive and I also doubt he will do a review on them because judging by his I Rate the 80s He-Man review, he even doesn't know what 'figure articulation' is.

      I suggest watching TJOmega instead of him. He's an awesome toy reviewer.

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  9. That Big League Chew bit is less random and more "I'm going to rip off a Family Guy joke because fuck being creative."

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  10. I love Power Rangers (even though I do think Sentai has better-written stories), and this review was just really lazy. Any Ranger fan knows that fifteen minutes of reading behind the scenes of Power Rangers can give you well over half an hour of riffing fodder. However, like usual, instead of researching how the show works he just writes context-negative jokes in his script first and writes the review around it.

    Doug Walker hates the show, yet he actually took the time to research it and his Power Rangers parody turned out hilarious. Hell, MIGHTILY MURDERED POWER RINGERS was more well-researched and thoughtful than this.

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    1. And Mightily Murdered was the one where the writer apparently watched Voltron for his research. THAT was the show where they'd wait til the last minute to form the robot for no good reason.

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    2. I watched the first six PR seasons as a kid before I grew out of it thanks to Lost Galaxy (though I did watch all of Lightspeed Rescue, which was OK), and I can give my thoughts on each other of them, including both movies:

      Mighty Morphin' Season 1: Fantastic, especially the tie-in games for SNES and Mega Drive.

      Mighty Morphin' Season 2: Starts off well, but soon became the "Tommy Oliver and Friends" show once Jason, Zack, and Trini left for Switzerland, but still pretty good.

      Mighty Morphin' The Movie: So-so movie, but I do like Ivan Ooze, and the Mega Drive game based on it is pretty good.

      Mighty Morphin' Season 3: Starting to lose me, but it's still plausible.

      Zeo: Pretty good, especially when Jason returned as the second Gold Ranger.

      Turbo, A Power Rangers Movie: Decent action-adventure film, and it's not the worst film I've ever watched in my life, plus I enjoyed the final fight at the end.

      Turbo: The first half was flimsy at best, but the second half was great thanks to a change of cast (since this was the first season to have an African-American Red Ranger and an Asian-American Pink Ranger, Saban could no longer be called racist).

      Space: I only watched a good chunk of this season, but it was pretty fun, especially the crossover with the Next Mutation version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the epic finale "Countdown to Destruction".

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    1. You again? Go home, you're drunk. You are not funny anymore.

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    2. "I know it’s been 10 months but we’re not that dumb!"

      Uh batdan?

      "IG sees the dead X-Men, and comments that he really dug Storm. WHAT? After you said she was terrible in MvC3 and treated her like shit in the X-Men video? Is this an author’s saving throw to deter the criticism that you’re a sexist pig?"

      I think its more of sexist necrophillia. I mean the only woman he respects is the dead one.

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    3. I take it you didn't even read the post before you commented on it. Let's just look at our argument a different way:

      Can you please explain to me what things the Irate Gamer can do RIGHT as opposed to what other video game reviewers have done in the past? This may be the only way we can make mature discussion.

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    4. Got to love how the only Bores fantoy who currently cares enough to try and defend him on here doesn't even give enough of a shit to either describe the fact he's a troll with nothing to say, or to at least choose a different screenname from the one that was already rejected and humiliated days ago.

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    5. I thinks those trolls represent the Dunning-Kruger effect very accurately.

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  12. You know, I have to say: I honestly expected more of this whole story arc thing when it started. There was something entertainingly cheesy about the first couple episodes. I thought it would stay at So Bad It's Good levels throughout. But apparently even maintaining THAT was too much effort for ol' Borstadt, and now I can't even watch his later videos without pausing to groan at how awful they are...

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    1. Why does he even bother with his half-assed story? Surely, he must understand, that with his levels of humor and creativity nothing interesting will come out of it. The story feels like a jumbled mess of different really old and really tired cliches, slapped together into this ungodly mess that no one wanted in the first place?

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    2. One thing that came to mind for me is the inconsistency between the storyline and his normal "reviews". Say what you want about Linkara, but the events happening within his storyline actually make sense that it'd take month or so for the story to pick up again. I as the viewer, can see it taking months for someone prepare for an intergalactic conquerer to get to earth. But we SAW Dark Lord Whats-his-name unleash the giant robot... where are they that it takes months for that thing to get to the city Chris's character lives in? Not that far considering the Evil Gamer can go from their lair to his home in minutes. What was that robot doing for the past few months?

      If it were anyone else, I really wouldn't harp on it, but since Chris claims to be a professional writer and filmmaker, he should expect people to call him out on inconsistencies with the writing.

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    3. @VinceThePhilosopher

      And since IG should be well aware of what's going on, he often comes off as a lazy dick for loafing around and doing game reviews while the plot is happening. Linkara is at least usually on top of the situation, even if it's kind of odd that he's still reviewing comics. He's usually like "Well, as long as we're waiting for Lord Vyce to show up, let's review a comic" or "Well, as long as I'm being held captive against my will and can't escape, let's review a comic". Bores city can be under an immediate attack by evil robots, and he'll be like "I'll just send a crappy NES peripheral to fight them, and then loaf around my house and review video games, instead of fighting them myself, or at least finding a place for my friends and me to hide."

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  13. Shadow Overlord's voice isn't electronically deepened or echoed in this one; it just seems to be Chris talking deep.

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    1. I notice that too. It's like he doesn't care anymore. It's like Michael Bay not using a vocoder to electronically deepen Frank Welker's Soundwave voice in the Transformers movies.

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  14. I'm pretty certain he sucked at the game on purpose. It's actually a really easy game. Heck, out of all the games I played when I was really little, like 4 or 5, this was one even I could beat!

    Anyone looking for a GOOD review of the game should check out the HVGN's Game Quickie on it. More informative, more well-writen, and a hell of a lot smarter. You can find it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDkIbqAI0Ww

    Also, great article as usual BatDan.

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  15. Bores is a flip-flopper. He showed that by claiming to like Storm, and he also showed it by talking about the lack of variety when in several other reviews he's complained about there being too much variety (e.g. Sonic Unleashed).

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  16. So here's all the games reviewed in this story arc so far:

    1. Spot: The Video Game [NES]
    2. Spot: The Cool Adventure [GB]
    3. Cool Spot [SNES]
    4. RoboCop [NES]
    5. RoboCop 2 [NES]
    6. RoboCop 3 [NES]
    7. Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man [Atari 2600]
    8. Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man [Intellivision]
    9. Silver Surfer [NES]
    10. The Uncanny X-Men [NES]
    11. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers [SNES]

    I wrote this just for the sake of recapping.

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    1. Someone should time the story-arc portions of these reviews and calculate how much "movie" it sums to.

      An even more obsessive act would be to edit the whole mess together and upload it so we can watch the "movie" all at once.

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    2. Geez, it's all only NES or SNES games. If he's not going to review anymore Atari 2600 games, why does he even have an Atari 2600 at home. Oh right I forgot. For his slow-ass History of Video Games show.

      I also noticed he has an Atari Jaguar in his room too but til today, he never touched it at all.

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    3. He also has a Sega Genesis (a model 3) and has never touched that. He claims he planned to review Contra: Hard Corps but "ran out of time" or something. Sure...

      I did hear a theory that the Jaguar he has is broken, and he bought it for cheap for the purpose of displaying it. Quite possible.

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    4. So he took three years to show his "movie" over the course of what will be 8 episodes?

      A movie where his character spends most of the time sitting in his room while ROB dealt with the first robot invasion. Hell, the monk even brought the magic sword right to IG's room. So far all his character has really done is use super powers to toss a Bob-omb at a pushover villain (the Pixel Demon)and even then a monk had to walk to his room and tell IG to do it.

      Breakthrough script there.

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    5. @edgexl

      And then he went on to use those superpowers to bully and murder minorities...

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  17. Oh goody the irate gamer game is going to have gratuitous amounts of blood according to one screenshot. Weird that timer is gone.

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    1. It's probably the same amount of blood he wants Zelda to have.

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  18. I remember when we all thought this was going to be a review of a Godzilla game because of the giant HAL-Bot, but of course it's Power Rangers-related because just about every Monster of the Week is giant in the series.

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    1. It did say "to be continued" at the end, it's very possible the next part will be Godzilla.

      Either that or one of the other Power Rangers games out there.

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    2. Actually, not every Tokusatsu series has kaiju. Most only have kaijin. Really, its only sentai and ultraman. One with both for adults that's fun is garo.

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    3. I cannot see how he could play a video game while out fighting the giant Robotic Electromatic Device or 'Big Large Unmanned Electronic'

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  19. IRATE GAMER IS THE GREATEST! YOU BASTARDS CAN'T GET ANYTHING STRAIGHT ABOUT CHRIS! HE IS THE BEST!

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    1. Your caps lock seems to be broken you might want to get that fixed.

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    2. Yeah, keep saying Irate gamer is the best, kid. You will be a great politician one day. Pffft...

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    3. I take it you didn't even read the post before you commented on it. Let's just look at our argument a different way:

      Can you please explain to me what things the Irate Gamer can do RIGHT as opposed to what other video game reviewers have done in the past? This may be the only way we can make mature discussion.

      (See, look! I can use the Copy-and-Paste command, too!)

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  20. "Oh, here's Bulk & Skull's theme because it easily goes with IG's videos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwup4ItqyNQ"

    Aww come on. Bulk & Skull are actually better characters and funny.

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    1. and talented, since Paul Schrier directed some episodes and was an artist for the comic book 'the red star'. Jason Narvy has a freakin bachelor (compared to Chris Bore's completely made up credentials) and works as an assistant professor.

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  21. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmuFKWNFjWc&list=WL0102E7393BC4C297

    Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy FTW!

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    1. I hope the taste is worth eating or it will be the same failure as before!

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  22. You know, when Bores complained about it being a bland beat em up with no story, I kept wondering why since he loves turtles in time. They look to be the same caliber of fun...

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    1. What was he expecting anyway? Even the frigging movie's little more than an extra-long episode of the show with a higher fx budget.

      Even Sentai's like that when they make a movie.

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    2. Hell, this story is Coppala compared to Turbo, A Power Rangers Movie. Hell, it's better than Power Rangers Turbo!!! Crap, now I feel unclean. Gonna have to marathon Kamen Rider Kabuto to wash away the sin...

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    3. @starofjustice
      Yeah my brother is making me watch the show and after 6 or so episodes of the Malaysian English dub, here are my impressions. P.S I'm not really liking it so far

      1. Why does Kagami have to sound like the dub in the live action cityhunter movie (the movie responsible for the best street fighter parody http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVx8l_-nn6c). I'm half expecting Kagami to start chasing women in the street!

      2. What the hell is up with Kabuto? Either the dub wants to make him look misguided or its trying as hard as it can to make him look as much as a complete unlikeable jackass as possible. We get some cool moments where he takes a hit for the team but we don't get to see the main freaking character taking consequences for his actions. Case and point, he gets punched in the belt because he didn't want to fight the Bee and then suddenly next episode belt's repaired and kabuto doesn't bother changing his facade or thanking anyone for it.

      3. The trooper guns are incapable of killing anyone, unless kagami picks one up. Then suddenly he gets a kill streak.

      4. HQ gets infiltrated because the monsters killed some guys in their parking lot... The characters try to act as if the monsters found about the HQ because they took the memories of the characters they killed but for goodness sakes, the location of the 'secret base' isn't so secret if the mosnters are killing personel in its completely unguarded parking lot.

      I know I'm probably just talking to myself here, but I think the english dub wasn't very good.

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    4. If you wanna try it again here is a better english dub:
      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=272363532791153&set=a.272348802792626.81420.108261035868071&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-frc1%2F332251_272363532791153_7655071_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fsphotos-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-frc1%2F301641_272363532791153_7655071_n.jpg&size=1024%2C768
      But yeah, Kabuto is a bit of a prick. Although he has his reasons. And the belt getting repaired was due to a certin character touching it. It makes sense later down the line.

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    5. Also, ZECT are complete morons and assholes. I'm only on epsiode 10 and I Hate most of ZECT sans Kagami. In the dub I watch I actually feel sorry for him. Until he gets his zecter. I mostly know that from all the later series and vids I watch. Well if you didn't like that you could watch W. That one is great.

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    6. I hate it because the whole show's about kissing Tendou's ass. I got the feeling he got his Hyper mode not so much because he actually needed the power to beat stronger monsters, but because it came with a power he needed to achieve a personal goal. At least Decade was shown to be capable of losing a fight, and the "passing through Kamen Rider" bit in every serial.

      As for Kabuto's belt getting broken and repaired...I can't believe I'm defending this show, but it's pretty obvious he's had it a long time and been waiting to use it when the show starts. Ask yourself, where'd it come from?

      And I know about Kamen Rider W, yeah. It's one of my favorites. :)

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    7. ehh, they still made Decade out to be a major sue. I mean, he was supposed to kill kamen riders to save them? Also, they never, ever explain where the K-Touch came from. That and I find Decade to be about as emotionally variable as a piece of wood. Did really like him In Superhero Taisen. it's sad when Decade is liked far more than Capt. Marvelous. Still, better than Hibiki, in my opinion.

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    8. I never meant to imply I thought Decade was balanced, just moreso than Kabuto. And as for how well the story was told...it wasn't. But then, Decade's basically the Kamen Rider version of Crisis on Infinite Earths. It always seemed to be more about trying to be epic than coherent. I guess I'm a little more forgiving of that than in a standalone story like Kabuto.

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    9. Eh. Fair enough. I like faiz for the design. And yeah, i like Kabuto, but I can understand where you are comming from. That and I like talking to someone who know kamen rider.

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    10. The battride game is already out. I know because my brother bought an import of the game and is playing it. I really should start playing Another century episode 3 seeing as how he bought that too.

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    11. Well, I have gotten going on an original story series again, I like to think I know a bit.

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    12. @Mr.Kill Ultra
      Is your brother's PS3 modded? I wondered if you to do anything to the PS3 if I wanted to play it. Also, what did he think of the game so far?

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    13. @Adam
      All PS3 games are not regionlocked (there is one exception, persona 4 arena). As a result, the PS3 has not been modded (and in fact has to have been replaced 3 or so times because the goddamn yellow light malfunction keeps happening... DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY TIMES WE HAVE HAD TO REPLACE THE XBOX 360? JUST ONCE!).

      Battride is a very standard dynasty warriors fighting game. You can't run over anyone with your bike which kinda sucks and you are expected to fight all the riders from the previous franchises (though I believe you get to pick the one you start with). There some sort of plot going on but its in Japanese so good luck with that. If you like repetitive combat like the ones in the dynasty warrior series then you'll like the game (and my bro loves the repetitive combat in the dynasty warrior series and loves this game). You can switch the rider form (assuming the character you picked has such capacity) and in dynasty warrior style, a defeated boss (or mini-boss) will get a freeze frame of you hitting him. Thus if you use a rider kick or finisher, it'll look just like the show.

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    14. Hmm. that is pretty neat. But Idk, I might someday buy a PSP. I like the Climax heroes games idea a bit more. But it's good to know I got options. Also, Sorry about your PS3. Mine has never done that, although mine is the big black brick from the original. Was yours and old school one or was it the slims?

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    15. Although from some footage I saw, it looks like it starts with the riders series, then moves into an all riders type of story...

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    16. All of them are the old ones that have PS2 compatability.

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  23. I hate how IG bashes Billy.
    For his information, David Yost has been constantly harassed because of his homosexuality.

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    1. IG is always like this. Acting like a douche and bashed peoples when he thinks it's funny and fans will laugh at his joke. Chris sure has crossed so many lines.

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  24. You know batdan, Chris was actually trying, those who agree with you don't see his reviews. This episode was pretty epic and funny and he did have some really good points to back up why he didnt like this game. You are just going ahead and trying to fish for any reasons possible. So batdan, if you continue raging over the Irate gamer's innocent little videos, the chances are you will end up like this elderly scizophrenic woman (turn down your violume): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkE1Nbk-wuI

    I am not going to bother hiding my identity, 2600theatari

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    1. Charlie's grammar can't be that good. So you're an imposer.

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    2. Well if anything he fits the indoctrinated part of 2600theatari.

      "those who agree with you don't see his reviews. This episode was pretty epic and funny and he did have some really good points to back up why he didnt like this game. You are just going ahead and trying to fish for any reasons possible"

      @ladybitching666
      I love how there's absolutely no evidence or backing up of this statement. Just throw accusations out there. Are you sure you're not the schizophrenic lady? Because I've worked with elderly people and they have enough sense to not like this crap. You can say all you want about us being wrong but you haven't done anything except prove that you have no idea why or if we're even guilty of your accusations. But no, instead of looking you just label people as the things you're most afraid of being and in the process you don't bother to look where you're heading.

      Oh and by the way, you're the last person to be talking about spelling to another person seeing as you didn't have brain power to spell 'schizophrenic' properly.

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    3. I was talking to batdan, not his unerringly loyal goons

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    4. You do realize that I have gotten into arguments with Batdan before right?

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    5. "unerringly"

      So you're saying that I don't make errors and all my assumptions about were correct? I don't even have to begin about your pompous and incredibly hypocritical attitude. For the record, I don't even know how to contact or even talk to Batdan.

      Well not gonna feed the failure of a diplomat.

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    6. Eric Cartman:- Well fuck you guys (bronies), i'm going home (YouTube is my home).

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    7. Eh I wrote something about MLP, I don't watch the show at all (though I heard something negative about the third season). I'm just gonna say here that this guy here is an idiot who is apparently trying to get us to troll 2600theatari.

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    8. "...he did have some really good points to back up why he didnt like this game."

      Give us some good legit reasons to hate the game other than Chris sucking at it.

      I'm not the big gamer I once was, but I could play Power Rangers much better than Bores ever could.

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    9. Whoop, brony "insult" in an article that doesn't mention MLP in any way shape or form. Take a shot.

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    10. @2600theatari = Cartman is a fat, overrated piece of shit. Hey, just like your idol Bores! No wonder you like him so much.

      God, you have to have some sort of special ANTI-talent to suck at Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. I'd understand more if it were the GB version (Which is WAY fucking harder), but Jesus Christ, the SNES game is one of the tamest beat-'em-ups ever created. I beat it, and I suck at beat-'em-ups.

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    11. "Youtube is my home"

      *ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED*

      Congratulations 2600theatari! You finally admitted you had no life in reality!

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    12. There are several choice words for your achievements 2600theatari

      http://hahgay.com/

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  25. Just out of curiosity, is it possible to create archive folders on a blog like this? I'd kind of like to have one just for his main series reviews in case I feel like going over them in order again.

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    1. BatDan could organize his recaps like my friend organized his TMNT comic book reviews by publisher on the sidebar of his blog here: http://tmntentity.blogspot.com/

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    2. Basically if he were to go back to the old articles and tag them, it would create a list in the right sidebar. Then you could click on one and see all the articles with that tag.

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  26. This guy did some through reviews of Bores's DVDs:

    http://www.totalactionadventure.com/content/are-they-worth-it-dvds-internet-3-irate-gamer-volume-1

    http://www.totalactionadventure.com/content/are-they-worth-it-dvds-internet-7-haunted-investigators-season-1

    http://www.totalactionadventure.com/content/are-they-worth-it-dvds-internet-9-i-rate-80s-season-1

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    1. Impressive reviews. I applaud this guy for managing to get through them.

      Bonus features sound like junk, and the quality doesn't surprise me. Sounds like "professionally pressed" was a god damn lie. Shocker.

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    2. I'm surprised he didn't mentioned the fact that Bores still has copyrighted footage and music in those DVDs.

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  27. What was with the "Damsel in Distress" comment? Was he referencing that one feminist that does as much research as he does?

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    1. I think he assumed that since Kimberly is the Pink Ranger and the most "girly-girl" of the group, that she was also the token damsel. Even though she wasn't.

      I doubt it was a reference to Anita Sarkeesian.

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    2. Or maybe because Chris hates woman.

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    3. Yes, it's misogynistic. Especially since Kimberly fought just as hard as her male comrades in most given situations; which tends to be common for Pink Rangers and female Sentai/PR heroes in general. I think I'm going to a photo album of my favorite female Rangers to vent about this.

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  28. I was thinking of the possibility that this video might have been a pot shot to Linkara's (hilarious) April Fool's gag. But that was 2 years ago, surely he wouldn't hold a grudge for that long right?

    As always, an excellent write-up. Keep up the fine work.

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    1. Coming from the same guy who still has a grudge against James despite James not caring, nor ever caring?

      It's Bores we're talking about, I wouldn't put it past him. After all, Linkara really made a fool of him.

      ...And it was hilarious.

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    2. Yes, Linkara royally had Bores. Bores responded in kind... two years later and having nowhere near the level of humor Lewis had. Anyway, if Linkara is angry in his New 52 marathon (I have not been hearing good things about those books); I can only imagine what he'll say now. I hope he breaks out the tranquil fury; which is every bit as effective a form of anger from him as yelling until his voice gives out.

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  29. I know I posted this before but I'm now gonna start writing the summaries for the Irate Gamer wiki. Irate Gamer SEASON 2 START!

    http://irategamerdoesnotsuck.wikia.com/wiki/Tetris#Plot

    It has become clear that Egon Eagle has left the building. I sure hope nothing bad happened to him.

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  30. http://youtu.be/ns4v2aZJ-Ic
    SO MUCH WANT

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    1. It costs a little more than I was expecting, but it actually looks *very* promising. I can't say I was expecting it to look this good. Still not decided if I want to get it right away though, even if it is 10% off right now.

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  31. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTzyz2TgGls

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    1. ... Well... things have changed since then... sort of.

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  32. In other news, SOPA has returned:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fTt4K4Cae4

    goddamn it >:(

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    1. Go home SOPA... wait. SOPA doesn't even had a home.

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  33. Karbia sure get trolled pretty easily.

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  34. I decided to share a comment before I delete that blog.

    El-Dritcatcus commented:
    "Just because several other people have an issue with her doesn't make it any more acceptable for you to do it. That is the most pathetic reason I have ever heard. Me, The-Psychid and other people are aware of your plain-outright imprudence yet we don't have any reason to write entire blogs featuring nit-picky and spiteful things about your narcissistic blogs, do we?

    You just love to add insult to injury, don't you? She dislikes MLP, in which she has absolutely every right to as you also have the right to be a fan, and you insult her, grief her, bitch about the most miniscule of things she does and judge, judge, judge. So you think you can make critiques about her life, huh? This isn't even about her disliking MLP anymore, it's bashing, harassing, stalking, and cyber-bullying. You only do it because you're all cozy behind that little monitor of yours; the anonymity shields you from what is punishable in real life and yet you fuck with the rules way to much.

    If what wasn't enough you said yourself you'd quick, but of course, you gone against your own word and decided to start again. That's narcissism in it's richest coating right there buddy. You should be downright ashamed of yourself son, you know that?

    I don't personally have anything against you, but I will not, repeat NOT tolerate other people just harassing my friends. You're lucky you haven't even been banned yet, so I suggest you pack it in and write blogs about something else other than obsessing over a lost cause. Lordstarscream89 is done with you. She's had enough of your bullshit, even after having heart problems, dept, etc, and then an insensitive douche like you comes along and grind her down about everything she does. That's shallow man. Do you ever wonder why she blocked you to begin with? Ah yes, because of you, that's why. Don't waste your time telling me otherwise.

    Now, let's just throw this aside and keep in mind what I said. This blog was just not worth it, seriously. You're wasting your own time, hurting people but, most importantly, hurting yourself. You're your own worst enemy so please, just STOP.

    Thank you very much for reading. Please, just stop."

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  35. http://theirategamer.com/meet-the-new-batman-ben-affleck-wtf/

    Can't Chris maintain a limited facade of Professionality? This is just him acting like a fanboy, not a Journalist. This really should not shock anybody though.

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    1. Look at the dude in the comments section, how long until Chris goes on his Facebook and quotes the guy saying "CHECK OUT THIS MASSIVE HATER" "HERE IS HIS IP EVERYONE"
      But the guy or fan..? Seems to not even have any hate towards Chris but I'm sure Chris will find a way to ridicule one of the last few who enjoys his work.

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  36. In the words of Rita, and her occasionally her Sentai counterpart Bandora: "I HAVE A HEADACHE!" This is the monumentally stupid stuff I was waiting for. Stuff that would get us talking and banging our heads on any hard surface nearby; taking Advil in more ways then one. I know we have a little over 3 months left, but this is one of the things that is making my worst moments from his there. Even Nostalgia Critic's review of Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie had more knowledge about the franchise and better mecha fights than this (and no, this is not Channel Awesome fanboyism, this is genuine recognition of good filmmaking and comedy to contrast bad.)! Dan, I think I will join you in your Sentai marathon to get this out of my head; and I was just getting over the lack of knowledge he displayed on Pokémon. Geez, Pokémon, Star Trek, Power Rangers; how angry can Chris make me over things that I love in one year? Time for a good drink at Black Condor's vision of heaven from Gokaiger's Jetman tribute.

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  37. Ok. I think it's time for me to criticize the review since I'm a huge fan of Power Rangers and the show itself inspired me to do visual effects...To go off the grand here, it's probably the worse than his X-Men Review. I mean, the review was completely rushed so he can get his storyline out of the way, the review has no redeeming effort and value to it, he never mentioned or go over the story of how the series started and originally came into play, and I know this sounds silly when I about to mention the stereotypes, since the characters themselves are stereotypical teenagers, but where did he get his reference from? Scooby Doo? I mean, I'm a very neutral guy, doing my own thing, making my own review show, but mostly, when it comes to Power Rangers, I have to step in because this is by far a major facepalm.

    AVGN and IG are ok, but my most favorite reviewer out there was Jirard Khalil "the Completionist" because the guy loves to complete video games, and the show really got me back into gaming.

    As for Irate Gamer...my final thoughts...STEP UP YOUR FREAKIN' A-GAME! It's like 8 years and you still haven't hit great potential!!

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  38. I was "irated" by his review of MMPR. Its a good game and he obviously did it on purpose to play the game badly and criticize it for no reason. If not, then he sucks really bad. No matter what he still can't do his research properly.

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  39. Irate Gamer was wrong saying Kimberly was a "damsel in distress", she kicked ass along with her other four Rangers!

    Also commented on his review saying it sucked and one of his shitty fanboys told me to kill myself/"do the same thing JewWario did ;)"

    I told him to shut up, said he must be Chris under another name or something, blocked, and reported.

    Guess Irate Gamer should be a new Monster of the Day the Rangers should face...

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