Before I begin, I would like to report that I am, once again, skipping Attempts the News. Everything this week has just been dull, and looking at what I've written so far, half of it is just complaining how boring the stories are. I figured nobody would like to read that, so I'm skipping this week.
To make up for it, I'll discuss the two things Bores has been doing. Skylanders, and the Pursuit of the Paranormal premiere.
On October 13th, Skylanders Swap Force came out in North America (the 16th in Australia and today in Europe). Bores celebrated by making FIVE VIDEOS (so far) where he shows off many of the figures. He claims he got them from Activision, but I doubt they would be that generous (it's Activisoin).
The videos are, like the news articles, boring. It's just Bores droning on and on about the figures. Unboxing them and releasing "buyer's guides" that don't judge a character on how they play, but whether or not Bores thinks they're "cool". It's a waste of time, video, and camera battery.
And surprisingly, we're not the only ones that hate this. All the videos are filled with comments saying they're tired of Skylanders, with many of them saying they've unsubbed and want "the Irate Gamer back". Some are calling him a sell-out too.
You see this Chris, or rather "Linda"? This is why you're losing fans! Not because of my blog, but you've completely lost focus and would rather endlessly talk about a franchise engineered to drain parent's wallets. This is the year that's giving us the rest of the Eighth Generation, the year that gave us Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us, Pokemon X & Y, Bioshock Infinite, and gems like The Wonderful 101. But you refuse to talk about any of this. PlayStation 4? I don't care, it's not Skylanders!
It's been over a month since you've done a proper review (Rayman Legends), and that wasn't even well done, you half-assed it by only playing like an hour.
Also, according SocialBlade, people are unsubscribing in droves. They really don't like the Skylanders videos.
Why don't you make a separate Skylanders channel? That way, the people who subscribed for the Irate Gamer, only get the Irate Gamer. They don't have to watch all these vlogs where you fumble around with plastic action figures for 6 minutes! Other channels talk about Skylanders, but they don't do it to the extent you do! That's why Skylanders exclusive channels exist, follow their example!
But what of Pursuit of the Paranormal?
On the evening of October 12th, Chris premiered the film at an old theater in Toledo, Ohio, after spending thousands trying to get it on TV (even being told by SyFy that nobody watches ghost hunting shows anymore). How did it go?
Thankfully, I managed to get a testimonial thanks to Uatu (the brave man that played through the Irate Gamer Game and took pictures for us all). He managed to contact one of the vendors there, the owner of "Mama Tracy Inc.". I looked them up, and they do psychic readings. I see bullshit attracts bullshit, good to know.
According to her, the movie had some "awesome orbs and apparitions" (yeah sure), but only 20-30 people actually showed up. My guess is that the number leans towards 20. For comparison, I attended a midnight opening of Pokemon X & Y, and there had to be least 60 people that showed (and that's a minimum). She stated that she couldn't attend the ghost hunt though. Meaning that there were people that only showed up for the movie.
It sounds like Pursuit of the Paranormal's premiere was a bust. Only a handful of people actually showed up. Bores hasn't said a word about the premiere doing well (if it did, he would make a video boasting about it), the only thing we have is Linda's claim it did well, but we know she's really Bores, and the praise was clearly hollow denial.
I'm pretty sure Bores is really upset about this. If you watch the Skylanders videos, he has really sad eyes, sometimes looking like he just spent time crying before turning on the camera. I'd feel bad, but the only one at fault is him. After all these years, he doesn't seem to get what his fans want, and why he's "popular". People want reviews of certain games, he doesn't give them. People want Call of Duty or Minecraft, and he completely ignores them, instead talking about Skylanders some more.
Will the premiere bust and loads of angry comments on his Skylanders videos finally change him? Will he see what he's doing wrong and try to change it? Probably not, he's really damn stubborn.
You may also noticed that it's been two months and he still hasn't brought up the Irate Gamer Game. Why is that? Does he know that it's a total piece of shit and would be completely embarrassed if he mentioned it? Does he know that he's not going to get money out of this? Either way, nobody is buying it. As of today (October 18th), the full game now costs a dollar. Compared to when it came out, when it was $4. Yeah, there's not going to be a sequel. Mad Media Labs wasted 3 years on this piece of shit, and they're going to get nothing. You should have scrapped the project, instead of rushing it out to beat AVGN Adventures.
I actually don't know what the future holds. Is he ever going to finish his story line? Will we ever see another IG Short, which he claimed to have a ton of ideas for but only made two? Is History of Video Games dead? Is it nothing but Skylanders from here on out? Is GotGame ever going to fire him?
Well, whatever happens, I'll be here. Calling out all the lies.