Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Year End List: Top 8 Worst IG Moments of 2013

Another year has come to a close, and that means it’s list time!
This wasn’t easy as this year was a whole lot of nothing. Chris’ inactivity was so bad that I couldn’t even make a Top 10. Either that or the videos were so boring and generic that there wasn’t much to say.

Despite this, 2013 really was his worst year. Let’s go over it.

You’re probably expecting the tally aren’t you… that’s not going to happen this year. Honestly, I lost count after a while since everything just started running together and I partly stopped caring. I’ll try again next year, hopefully things won’t be so… samey. I did count the major videos though so that’s something.

8, All the side series are essentially dead.

It’s no secret that Bores has trouble focusing on one or two projects at a time. He’s created so many side-series that it takes months for a major review to come out. … Well, that was last year at least.
2013 saw only a single I Rate the 80’s video back in March, and not a single History of Video Games episode (the revised episode doesn’t count, there is no reason for that to exist). IG Shorts is long dead, and only a single movie review (Man of Steel).
I would say he’s finally taking his time to focus on his reviews… but the rest of the list says otherwise.

7. Sonic Lost Hurl

IG Neo was about as active as it usually is, with six episode this year. Most of them were just boring or inoffensive though, so it was tough to pick the worst one for this list. It was between Diablo III and Sonic Lost World, but I went with Sonic for a simple reason. I don’t think he played the game.
Calling his Sonic Lost World video a “review” is being generous, the entire video was an off-the-cuff vlog with footage playing where Chris only complains about one thing, the game gave him motion sickness. That’s it. Nothing on controls, nothing on gameplay, nothing on sound, just the fact it made him sick.
So why do I think he didn’t play the game? When he held it up on camera, one can see it’s still in the shrink wrap. So either he didn’t play the game, or he played the digital copy for some weird reason. Either way, it sounds more like he watched videos of it online and couldn’t stand it.
It also had one of his dumbest research mistakes, his claim that Sony and Microsoft “didn’t want the game on their console”, even though it’s part of a 3-game deal between Nintendo and Sega. He even reported the deal on his site back when it began!

Chris has had a history of claiming that games have been giving him motion sickness. He mentioned he barely played Doom because of that, he often mentions getting “Vertigo” when playing certain games (specifically, Contra III and Cool Spot), he often brings up that he doesn’t like shooters because they make him dizzy, and that the flying in Lego Batman 2 made him sick. I really have to wonder why Bores chose to take this career path if most games out there make him sick. If we consider he was never a gamer before 2007, why didn’t he stop when he realized that most games were making him sick? It just raises too many questions.

6. Baka Sentai Ge-Mas (later adapted into Power Rangers Gaming Dumbasses)

2013 was surprisingly active for his retro reviews, four in total. The first three were less reviews and more like condensed walkthroughs/Let’s Plays that still got things wrong, with the usual terrible jokes and cutaways. All three also felt rushed to get out in time for a Hollywood blockbuster release, and all three lacked any of the stupid storyline he’s been doing for over three years now. They also felt like a “return to form”, which isn’t saying much.
That is why this moment goes to the fourth review, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for the SNES.
The “review” is spent bashing what’s really a pretty decent game, all for petty reasons that were clearly reaching. Often complaining about aspects that are similar to the show (and yes he also did complain about how it differed from the show). A complete mess of a review littered with his pointless characters.
The story part though… wow. The villains unleash their giant HAL-bot into “the city” (no I don’t know what city, probably Cleveland since Bores lives in Ohio) and… good lord these effects. Toei should take that footage and show it to their set designers and effects workers on how NOT to do a Super Sentai giant scene.

And the worst part is? There’s still one storyline video left! How the hell did this take over three years? How many story arcs did Linkara complete in that span of time? Watch, the ending is going to be complete bullshit, just like it usually is with Chris.

5. IG turns his homepage into a blog, with pointless results.

IG’s website was just… there. It occasionally updated with “I’m working on something” and “This video is going to be epic”, but most of the time the site was just empty air (though it provide us with April 31st). That all changed in July of this year.
IG’s site changed from an MS word layout to a Wordpress blog funded by GotGame (who I imagine are regretting this immensely). Now Bores can tell us all sorts of gaming news like… this Mario video he found, and this Zelda video he found, and this Street Fighter video he found, and this Zelda picture he found, and this stuff related to Breaking Ba- that’s not even a game!
So yeah, the new site was less Kotaku and more “Chris Bores finds random shit and posts it for a couple people to see”. Not that it stopped him from stealing from Kotaku.
I tried covering it every week, but after a while I noticed how tedious it was. How every article was essentially the same again and again and again. Even his constant spelling and grammar mistakes couldn’t motivate me to keep going.
It does warm my heart that Bores almost never gets comments on his posts. Time to rethink this strategy? … Pffffft.

4. Too. Much. Skylanders.

Chris’ obsession with the toyetic franchise reached a boiling point this year. Every other article on the above site is Skylanders related, most of his videos were talking about Skylanders, and his longest E3 video was an “epic” interview with Activision reps about Swap Force (22 minutes compared to every other game getting like four). Not to mention Vicarious Visions flew him to New York to give him a Skylanders tour. You could almost forget that the Irate Gamer once talked about other games.
As you can imagine, his fans were not happy. The comments were always people bringing up how tired they are of Skylanders and to do something else, or to make a separate channel for the franchise since he clearly loves it so much. At one point, Chris even acknowledged that he was aware of overabundance of Skylanders. Did that stop him? Oh I wish.
Instead, he posted a 6 minute stop-motion video that can be called “uninspired and boring”. They’re statues! They’re a terrible figure to use for stop-motion animation!

I’m just waiting for the day when the public gets tired of Skylanders, it happens with every Activision franchise. It happened with Tony Hawk, it happened with Guitar Hero, and it’s starting to happen with Call of Duty (Ghosts sold a lot less than BLOPS 2)

3. Pursuit of the Bankruptcy

Chris surprised us last year when he announced the return of Haunted Investigators, a series thought long dead (even by Chris himself if his 200th video was anything to go by). But like a 12 year old troll during summer vacation, it came back with a vengeance.
Instead of a TV show, it would be a movie, and it would now be called “Pursuit of the Paranormal”. After showing a trailer around Halloween 2012, Chris went silent on it. Until September of this year.
That’s when the bullshit started. Chris revealed that he dumped his entire bank account into this movie, going to TV conventions and talking to various networks trying to get it on air. He listed Discovery, TruTV, History Channel, and SyFy, and all turned him down. SyFy even told him that “nobody is watching ghost hunting shows anymore” (Chris should have invested in making a schlock-y B-movie with a stupid title, it always works for the Asylum). You would think Chris would take that as a sign to shelve the project, but apparently he cares for this far more than video games. Hell, he would constantly claim this would change the “paranormal world” forever, and that he got a “90 minute conversation with the dead”.
Instead, Chris rented out an old theater in Toledo Ohio for one night to show the movie, as well as have a “genuine ghost hunt” in said theater. He was so proud of this that he even went on local news and radio to promote it (which you can see on his YouTube channel).
So what happened? The obvious, very few people actually came. Reportedly around 20-30 in total, likely a lot less for the ghost hunt. I think Chris knew this wouldn’t be a good turnout as he advertised it on his YouTube channel as “Meet the Irate Gamer”. Even though it had nothing to do with video games and he probably wouldn’t have fielded questions about IG.
The other big mistake is that he scheduled the premiere on October 12th, the same day as the release of the highly anticipated Pokemon X & Y. Considering he advertised it on his YouTube channel, one mostly watched by gamers, this was definitely a bone-headed move.

Of course if you couldn’t make it to the premiere, worry not, there’s a DVD available. And Shawn from TotalActionAdventure has reviewed it: http://www.totalactionadventure.com/content/are-they-worth-it-dvds-internet-15-pursuit-paranormal
Turns out that the movie’s claim of a 90 minute conversation was a lie as the movie is only 54 minutes long. About the same time as an hour-long TV show with limited commercial interruption. Well, he did say he wanted to get it on TV…
And unsurprisingly, Chris found nothing, and was just talking out of his ass when he claimed it would change everything forever. Unless it makes more sense to people actually interested in this crap.

Like Skylanders, maybe Chris should make a separate channel for all this ghost hunting stuff. … Oh wait, he did! Y2B2006, long before he created the Irate Gamer. I wonder what happened there? Hmmmmmmmmmm.

2. The Irate Gamer Game has arriv- and it’s gone.

Long-delayed projects seem to be a running theme with Chris Bores, such as the “Irate Gamer Game”.
Announced back in 2010 or so, the game was the butt of many jokes, mostly on how it will never come out and that the studio, Mad Media Labs, was clearly scamming Chris. It never even left the concept art stage! But like Pursuit of the Blah, it re-emerged. Around the same time a certain other reviewer was having a game about them being released.
So without a peep, the Irate Gamer Game was released on the iTunes App Store in August, with Chris taking A MONTH to announce it on his channel. For $4 dollars (eventually slashed to $1), you could get 52 levels of platforming hell. Oh, I don’t mean good platforming hell like Super Meat Boy or Cloudberry Kingdom. I mean poorly programmed TOUCH SCREEN hell where you can’t even jump and shoot at the same time.
And that’s just the start of the game’s issues. The animations are terrible, there’s no enemy variety (three HAL-bots and ROB), despite the controls looking like a D-Pad you can only go left or right, there’s ladders for absolutely no reason, you can’t tell what’s background and what’s a wall, IG has a hang glider for some reason, there’s a pointless blood effect every time he gets hit, health power-ups are too plentiful, there’s no checkpoints, the list just goes on and on. Hell, the only positive most people can think of is the artwork in the comic-book style cut scenes is pretty good, too bad it’s attached to a lame-ass story that makes more pointless references than Duke Nukem.

Two months after release, another major problem with the game arose, it’s unoriginal! Specifically, it’s a reskin of another iOS game called Commander Cool. The developers do sell the assets to willing game-makers, but with the intention that they make something original. Mad Media Labs brought the assets and slapped on various Irate  Gamer related characters. Some of the above flaws were carry-overs from the source game (such as the hang-glider and the blood). Considering how poorly-coded the game is, one wonders if this was done in a weekend.

By far the weirdest aspect is Chris constantly claiming that the game is “like Angry Birds”. Has he ever actually played Angry Birds? The two are nothing alike. He could have said it was like Mario or Contra, but instead he chose something that was far from similar. Maybe he just heard it was popular and hoped the comparison would get people to buy it? Didn’t exactly work out there…

Three months after release, the game vanished from the App Store. It was almost too good to be true, but it’s really gone. Three years in “development”, three months of life. Most likely scenario is that Apple did a quality sweep and the game was removed for being crap, and I really can’t blame them. As of this posting, it’s still not there. Good.
Man, I bet the fans were disappointed that it’s gone. Surprisingly, no. Most people commented on IG’s video that it looks like a really bad flash game, the people that did play said it sucked hard, and some were upset that it wasn’t available on Android (you weren’t missing out).

I do wonder if Chris learned something from this experience. Like the importance of not rushing a game out, or doing a background check on the studio you commissioned to make a game, or wonder why the fuck it took three years to make a shitty platformer?!

1. “I don’t feel like doing anything for weeks at a time, I’ll still make money right?”

IG’s worst moment of 2013 wasn’t for something he did, rather it was for doing nothing.
Last year he claimed 2013 would be “his year”. That did not happen. In fact, this year was by far his laziest, with weeks where nothing new would be posted. To Chris, there’s no such thing as a schedule.
His Neo reviews were filled with the usual laziness (outside of Disney Infinity), none of his side series were posted (as mentioned above), and his idea of a Christmas special was posting a two year old video with added bloopers. Okay that Skylanders stop-motion video was also a Christmas special, but it had nothing to do with Irate Gamer. He could have at least done a review.

The question is, why the laziness? Isn’t this his job? He can’t be making money by posting such little content and barely getting views from it. Until he says something about another job outside of YouTube, I’m going to assume this is how he makes a living. If so, he’s going to crash in 2014. With YouTube’s screwed up “content ID” changes, Chris’ complete lack of understanding of the gaming world and YouTube community, and his refusal to change course and direction, I can’t see Chris surviving 2014.

If Chris was smart, he would have started doing Let’s Plays a looooong time ago. Before you bring up that he’s not good at games, that hasn’t stopped other people from making careers of doing poor playthroughs *cough*DSP*cough*
If full playthroughs are too tough, then he could always do what Two Best Friends Play or Cinemassacre do, only show the best moments.
The point is, if Bores wants to keep making money, he needs to stop being a lazy-ass and put out more content. He’s had so many excuses, and none of them hold water (my favorite is his claim that he’s a perfectionist… yeah right!) Then again, doing it solely for the money is the easiest way to not enjoy it. The best course of action is to give up, sever ties with the Irate Gamer channel, and start a new one for something he actually enjoys. Or get a job outside of YouTube, either way I don't see that happening.

*sighs* And that was IG’s 2013. It didn’t feel like much did it?
What do you think next year will bring?  Hopefully the end of that god damn story arc, you just know he’s been making this shit up as he went along. Maybe the return of the Wise Sage?
I do expect Neo reviews of Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (*insert Cranky Kong meme here*) and South Park: The Stick of Truth. Because Bores is just that predictable.

Happy new year everyone, see you all in 2014.

64 comments:

  1. I was always expecting his lazy schedule to hit the top. No wonder you were only able to do a top 8.

    By the way, I bet the end of the story arc will have a power of friendship thing going on.

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    1. "will have a power of friendship thing going on"
      And egotism... lots and lots of egotism.

      As for the list. I'm surprised there was nothing on his obvious sockpuppetry to the point that even IG himself finally got tired of playing the puppets. Oh well.

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    2. The egotism would probably be an Aesop which he has to learn in order to stop the Shadow Overlord, or was it lord?

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  2. Great list, BatDan! It's a shame that IG put out such little content for you to make a top 10 list.
    Speaking of which, in case anyone is interested, I went through and counted up all of the videos IG uploaded this year (keep in mind, this video tally probably isn't 100% correct).

    - 4 IG episodes (Die Hard, G.I. Joe, Star Trek, & Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
    - 6 Neo episodes (New Super Mario Bros. 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Disney Infinity, Diablo III, Rayman Legends, & Sonic Lost World)
    - 1 Irate the 80’s (Uncle O’Grimacey)
    - 0 History of Video Games
    - 1 Movie Review (Man of Steel)
    - 21 E3 videos (too many to list here)
    - 30 “Other” videos (Skylanders, contests, unboxings, updates, trailers, reuploaded Ronnie Christmas video, etc.)
    Total: 63 videos

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    1. That is truly an abysmal showing for what was suppose to be his year. He's not the Irate Gamer he's the lazy pokey gamer.

      I suppose he thinks that if he acts like the pokey little puppy he'll get all of the goodies just like he does through most of the story.

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    2. No History of Video Games videos this. I guess he should quit doing History of video games.

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  3. Great list! I really think you could have done ten: How about that painful E3 kickoff video where the other two guys were right on point but had to wait for Chris the Human Anchor to stammer variations on what they had just said?

    When Chris compared his game to "Angry Birds," I almost wonder if it's a Freudian slip, because deep down he wants more than anything to compare it to the "Angry Nerd's" game.


    I suppose the next big IG event will be the end of the storyline. Can't wait to see precisely how bad it is and in what ways...

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    1. I'm just sticking with Cousin Joey being the Shadow Overlord. Also, expect alot of explosions.

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    2. A lot of terrible explosions effect.
      Man, the storyline is so long that makes Namek arc more fast paced than that.

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  4. Chris has more links to this blog to deal with now. ;-) See if you can find them before he does.

    Happy New Year, BatDan and all!

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    1. Wow, it's one thing to forget to renew one domain, but SEVERAL? I mean, considering who we're talking about I'm not surprised, but geeze... ah well, more fun for the rest of us!

      Happy 2014, Uatu!

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    2. Not sure which domains you're talking about...anyone else figure them out?

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    3. I looked, but haven't found what Uatu refers to... has the below domain been discussed here before? It seems to be devolving into gibberish since Chris abandoned it:

      http://y2bproductions.com/

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    4. I don't know how to give a clue without giving it away. Not as exciting as iratethe80s.com, but it amuses me nonetheless.

      @Harrod I love how they left the original graphics intact, hehe.

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    5. I see why you're called Uatu the Watcher. It's because you "watch" for IG's domains to expire.

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  5. Guys what are your top 5 worst number 1 ig moments? Also Happy New Year everybody!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Conrad :)

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    2. I can't remember all the number one moments, but the worst I can think of is definitely that ridiculous Kickstarter parody that tried to capitalise on the criticism being aimed at James Rolfe.

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  6. Well, I will try to call it jow for the end of the story arc. With the giant HAL bot, he would review godzilla nes games, and release it around may to coincide with the movie release date; just a thought. Happy New Year!

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  7. Everything I thought of is on this list. I know. It's just as well Boring Man didn't actually review Pokémon X and Y or Grand Theft Auto V. I know from personal experience his method of only playing for an hour or two before making the review would not work, as that is just barely scratching the surface on how massive Kalos and Los Santos are; to say nothing of all the changes to the gameplay in those titles. I also agree that the MMPR SNES review is the worst of the retro reviews, and I may even have to retract my statement about the storyline bit being worse than Operation Overdrive (while the reputation of it being the nadir of the franchise will probably make me more receptive to Boukenger, I don't find it as bad as others say). We're entering Invasion of the Neptune Men territory. Even Nostalgia Critic's review of Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie had better understanding of the franchise and sketches in between the movie clips, and Doug has admitted both in and out of character he's not a fan of the franchise (he and Rob were more into TMNT and X-Men when they were that age). I'm glad TIGG is still gone, and I'm most likely going to be getting my Sonic 4 and Tetris apps back on my prospective new smartphone (I think X-Men was delisted from Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network, I'm not sure about iOS or Google Play). The news articles, especially when they related to Pokémon or Grand Theft Auto, had me banging my head on the nearest hard surface. He is no Ron Burgundy (by the way, Will Ferrell has done some videos for IGN as the character to promote Anchorman 2, and they're actually funny!). Even so, he's worse at being Nick Park. The Asylum would be a good outlet, and given that Toy Story mockbuster masquerading as a Christmas special, I think Video Brinquedo may have an opening as well, but I don't think Bores would be willing to go to Brazil. I can't say I'm surprised the lack of activity made the top spot. I myself was hard-pressed to find 10 moments, I capped out at 7. Well, I have about 7 hours or so left in this very turbulent year, I'm hoping 2014 will be better. Games I'm looking forward to next year include the new Super Smash Bros. (I am quite good with Link, Pikachu, and Sonic, and Mega Man is my go-to character in the new ones. I'll probably be getting the 3DS version first since I don't have a Wii U yet.), Star Wars Battlefront (I may have been playing the Battle of Hoth ever since Shadows of the Empire on N64, but I'd be willing to buy a PS4 when that game comes out to put myself in the shoes of a Rebel soldier in the midst of Echo Base being stormed. I hope it does for the Rebellion what Battlefront II did for the Empire in terms of storytelling. Renegade Squadron had a good model, but the gameplay was limited by the PSP, even if mine had a Darth Vader silkscreen), and Kingdom Hearts III (in addition to more potential films being represented, the Tokyo Game Show trailer had some integration of the theme park rides. I'd also be willing to take Sora, Goofy, and Donald to fight Heartless on Thunder Mountain). Until then, I think Grand Theft Auto V and Zelda: A Link Between worlds will keep me busy well into 2014. Happy new year, Dan.

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  8. Well friends, as this year draws to a close I wish you all the best. Seems like it was only yesterday that I joined this blog. Bores is gradually self-destructing, which leads me to the believe that soon might no longer serve a purpose. Not that it matters to me much. My interest in Bores and his endevors has waned but I still come back because I enjoy the conversations in the comments. All that said, happy new year BatDan. Good list and keep up the good work.

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  9. Ah, a new year (well, not yet for me, but you get the idea), new opportunities. Do you think Bores will take advantage of them and improve himself? Maybe, if he's not still being a lay-about.

    Anyway, happy 2014 to you all, and may you all be more productive than everyone's "favorite" reviewer!

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    1. I agree. He claimed 2013 would be his year, but he barely did anything. I considered scaling back my output for my YouTube channel, but I ended up doing more than I thought; even when factoring in moving to a new place and starting school again. I personally feel lazy if I haven't put out at least one video a week. One positive to Google Plus being integrated into the comments is that I can engage my audience on a more active level, something Bores does not do well. I get the feeling his usage of it would end up like that infamous time he tried to "own" a hater.

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  10. Y'know what's weird about the Sonic series? It's the only series where the music has been consistently great. I got the idea after hearing Crush 40's cover of Sonic Boom and MY GOD is it better than the original!

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    1. Yeah, there's always at least a handful of good tracks per Sonic game. Even the cheesy rock and punk tracks are usually ok or at the very least memorable. And the graphics are always nicely coloured. It's just a shame they went through such a duff period that thankfully appears to have finally passed them by now.

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    2. I think I'm in the minority who enjoys Sonic R's soundtrack... and has in on their iPod.

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    3. I think some of my favorites have to be "Reach for the Stars" by Jean Paul Mahklouf (the theme to Sonic Colors); the Modern remix of Chemical Plant Zone, and the Classic remix of Speed Highway. I will most likely be after the 3DS version of Lost Worlds for my birthday. The Sonic Boom show on Cartoon Network might be good, given the teaser image and press release. Some of the skits that were done by Sega for Unleashed and some of the other games almost look like something done by Pixar, so I'm confident they can give a good show on a TV budget. If all else fails, I can't imagine it being worse than Sonic Underground.

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  11. The thing is with Bores is that he seems to have some talent and some passion... but they are misdirected.

    The Irate Gamer obviously started out as a rip off of the AVGN, to cash in. It could have matured into a more legitimate show, but that has never happened. Bores displays no passion for gaming, little understanding of the history, and ignorance of the industry. It's all faked and forced, and not very well.

    His scripts and writing are clumsy with poor understanding of what constitutes as good comedy, with bad timing and lazy jokes. He mispronounces words all the time and constructs wonky sentences with redundant words and phrases. His 'reviews' have no legitimacy and carry no weight as legitimate criticism; compare to the AVGN who has a good camera manner, a great understanding of comedic timing and an obviously love for gaming. His reviews and his criticism are well-constructed with foundation in his own childhood; he understand games and how they make/made us feel. Bores does not.

    However, he clearly shows passion for his Ghost stuff and for Skylanders. I can't help but think that he should have focused all of his efforts on his true 'passion' in order to attain some respect from the Internet, but he instead has stuck his fingers in too many pies whilst being not particularly good at any of them.

    Furthermore, he seems to be rushing to be the 'first' at everything in comparison to AVGN and is constantly stroking his self-inflated ego. If he had earned the right to be respected then perhaps this would be understandable, but he seems to race to the imaginary finish line with total disregard for his actual image and place in people's minds.

    I wish him the best - I don't laugh at his expense with regard to his money being wasted, I wouldn't wish that on anyone - but it does seem he would benefit from some more self awareness; taking a step back and re-evaluating his trajectory as a YouTube personality. Work on and upload one or two shows with true effort and respect for the viewers and community, and show some humility. I think there is space for him on YouTube, but his current format is dragging him straight down into obscurity,

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    1. Well said. This is probably one of the most mature Irate Gamer rants.

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    2. If it weren't for the fact that Chris has clearly turned his franchise into an excuse for harassment ala edge games style I probably wouldn't hate Chris or his work at all. Granted it does lack talent and needs refining but that's not what made the show popular to begin with. People came to watch because it was funny to see video game reviews done by someone who didn't know what the hell a video game was. They then left as soon as they realized he was serious and willing to troll and harass over it.

      Heck this is primarily the reason why I write the wiki, Chris Bore's franchise is certainly capable of making people laugh but like all things it appears Chris took it in the wrong direction.

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    3. In short, Chris believes they were laughing with him than at him.

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  12. I wonder if McKids is going to be one of the next retro reviews he does. I'm surprised he hasn't yet seeing that he has a clear obsession with food, McDonalds, and advertising vehicle games.

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  13. You know I just thought of something. If buggin calls us haters why does she even bother to, in a sense, respond to what we say. Isn't the best way to get rid of a hater to ignore them? In fact this is something DSP does where eh tries to own the people who he thinks are haters.

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    1. Something I just saw posted on Buggins comments:

      "Christopher decided months ago to let a few of his domains go. He doesn't need them any more as he is so involved with several other pet projects. Don't worry this is something he well thought out and decided. Out with the old and in with the new! ha~"

      More likely, he forgot about them completely. As I recall, didn't he try to have the one redirect back to his blog? If he'd decided months ago that he didn't need them, then why try to save them at all?

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    2. not to mention that if he'd planned this for months, then he would have redirected his links away from those domains before they expired.

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    3. Well this whole thing probably ties into why buggin, who clearly is bores at this point mind you that whole she thing is essentially and insult, is a conspiracy theorist. You see Alex Jones makes up these supposed plans that the NWO have been doing for years, why they don't just get it over with considering how long they say they were at it I'll never know, that have one very obvious flaw in them. Like him saying the global elite, whatever that means, is trying to kill off everyone below them the flaw should be rather apparent. Of course it is also possible that bores has histrionic personality disorder, essentially he has to be the center of attention. I only say that considering his tendency to just appear in fandoms and try to outdo everyone there. Of course I am not actually qualified to say either way for both just going of my observations and limited knowledge.

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    4. Really well thought out? Is that why for the longest time he still linked to the domains on his site despite them linking straight to here?

      Just more of Norman Bores trying to pull a "Winning by Losing" gambit, the same practice he attempted (and failed at) when Lazer revealed his IP address and identity as Buggin to the masses.

      Yawn.

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    5. Oh dear, it seems like she is trying to make it seem like she is ignoring us. Problem is she is clearly reacting to what we say. I seriously don't get how someone could be so stupid.

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    6. I'll post this here, just so I can see the reaction from them.

      Our favorite impersonator actually does have another youtube channel up.

      http://www.youtube.com/user/constantinechernobyl/discussion

      Thing is, there's no comments posted and no videos posted. There were videos posted at one time, but they've been deleted.

      This happened about the same time as his BrutalDoomSucks page went quiet, which was almost two weeks ago. If he's just been suspended or whatnot, then he should be back here pretty soon. If not, then it's possible Google finally caught on to what he was doing and has banned him for good. There's not any way to be sure, as according to Bores, "he's just taking a break".

      I guess we'll find out soon enough whether that's true or not.

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    7. Apparently the BrutalDoomSucks channel is now closed.

      http://www.youtube.com/user/BrutalDoomSucks

      Also, apparently the UltraDisk17 channel is still up, and is still linking to the BrutalDoomSucks channel. Not sure what happened, but this now makes I think either 10 or 11 channels now that he's lost, that I know of.

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  14. Feel kinda proud of myself now.

    I haven't played Karate Kid for the NES in twenty-two years, but I just beat it in one try (I lost lives, no game overs or continues, no cheats)

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    1. How is that game anyway? The most I know of it is from AVGN's review of it and he openly admitted to playing the game poorly on purpose.

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    2. In my cynical opinion its an okay game. It lacks decent control or even good powerups and enemies and is generally a subpar game for the NES (compared to others) but its not a bad game per say. The mini-games which you do for powerups are actually quite fun. The powerups while lame are still useful and its the difference between a double punch or single punch (or chop). The only thing that really offends me with this game is that the final boss is a joke. Its just some douchebag jumping on to a platform you're on. You can even delay the final boss battle by repeatedly hitting the guy so he never makes it on the platform to begin with (however, the final boss heals every-time he gets knocked off screen).

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    3. Yeah, Mr.Kill Ultra just about hit the nail on the head.

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  15. I'm very curious to see the epic failures of 2014. Hmm... maybe reviewing Super Castlevania 4 or any Simcity game? What do you believe?

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    1. The ceiling and the threat of Chris boredom!

      Ah just kidding. I've set up my computer so that it plugs into a hdmi sony big screen tv in order to play local co-op pc games on the same computer with my brother. I was hoping to avoid using PS3 controllers for player 2 (as this charges them and ruins the battery) but it appears that it can't be helped. We recently finished terminator salvation making many a joke at the game's ridiculously simple plot and fauxforeshadowing.

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    2. I'm waiting for Kamen Rider Super Climax Heroes to arrive. I bought a used PSP to play it. YAY FOR PSPS NOT HAVNG REGION LOCKS!!!

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    3. There DOES exist a softmod for the Wii to play imports, and what with that being all but discontinued, there's no more updates to muck with such a mod. So there's that.

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    4. @MrKillUltra

      You could just use a wired 360 controller. That's what I used until I found a Recoil PC Gamepad at a yard sale that worked just as good.

      You might be able to find a cheaper alternative than just using a 360 wired controller, but most of those you'd have to order and they can sometimes go for more than the 360 controllers.

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    5. I wanted to do that too... but I don't have any wired 360 controllers thus forcing me to use PS3 or get unique receivers for the wireless 360 controllers.

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    6. Can't remember if you've said if you live in the US or not, but I did find this on ebay.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Battlefield-1942-PC-Game-with-Recoil-PC-Game-Controller-/321288191606?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ace44be76

      The controller pictured there is the same type of one I've got. Not sure if you'd be interested in that or not, but just thought I'd show it to you.

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    7. I'm spending time drawing artwork with my tablet. And so far I really liked it. :)

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    8. Good luck with your rival. I remember playing my brother's sapphire version, and getting my ass kicked by May on Route 110.

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    9. I got sick and time somehow time goes much slower than usual for me...
      That again, I can't eat many kind of food...

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  17. Has anyone noticed that in Sonic Lost World, you're basically fighting the 7 deadly sins?

    Zor = Sloth

    Zazz = Lust

    Zik = Envy

    Zavok = Wrath

    Zomon = Gluttony

    Zeena = Pride

    Eggman = Greed

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  18. Anyone excited for Nicolas Cage Month?

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    1. That was on theme month I seriously didn't see coming.

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    2. Not me. Then again, I haven't seen all of his movies.

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    3. Do you think he will cover "The Family Man" and "Vampire's Kiss" because of the memes that spawned from those to films?

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  19. So, anyone playing the Bravely Default demo? I'm REALLY getting into this game, so looking forward to when it comes out!

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  20. Long time lurker, first time poster.
    Oh god! He's reviewing LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.
    He called it: IG NEO Review – LEGO Marvel Universe Super Heroes
    Here is the link for any brave souls:
    http://gotgame.com/2014/01/07/ig-neo-review-lego-marvel-universe-super-heroes/

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