Saturday, July 12, 2014

Once More Unto the Updates

Hm? Bores uploaded new videos?
*checks* Two Skylanders videos... of course. What was even the point of the second channel?
Funny thing about that, my Facebook informant found a comment from Bores saying that he plans to close the channel as he "has no idea how it works", claiming that he tried to post the E3 videos but they're "stuck in limbo". I have absolutely no idea what this means, and I haven't heard anyone else have this problem.
I think the real answer is that he's too lazy to run two channels and would rather have everything on one easy channel for the "views". It's not like the views are that good though, despite his delusional belief that the Skylanders videos do better than everything else. Is that why your subs dropped again? Why most of the comments are people complaining about this?
Bores clearly doesn't care.
One of the comments on the new videos was from a 14 year old kid that claimed to have been watching him for 7 years. Yeah, a 7 year old watching IG.... where were the parents?
Outside of that, even he was tired of all the Skylanders content. You see what you've done Chris?

Also, Bores claimed something that I'm having trouble believing. He claims he saw more of the game than he was allowed to and the Activision PR was "going crazy" when they saw how far he got. I don't believe that. Why would Activision have an E3 demo with material that the public isn't allowed to see? Normally an E3 demo is composed of material they've prepared, usually 2 or 3 levels. What I think really happened is that Bores was spending too much time playing the demo and wasn't allowing anyone else a turn, hence why the PR "went crazy". Maybe that's why he barely covered any other games, like Smash Bros. 4.

Oh and as for something that's actually IG related? Bores claimed on Facebook that it won't be for a while as he's focusing on 80s and History of Video Games (just kill this series Bores, nobody cares anymore). He also has more ghost crap planned. For who? Who is watching the ghost crap? Are you pandering to the voices in your head?

Now... I have some bad news myself.
I know I'm barely posting here, and I know some of you are screaming for a Redux Recap. Well... there isn't going to be anymore Redux Recaps.
I just don't have the energy or the patience to look back into the past. Every time I think of possibly doing one, I feel sick. I'm sorry, but you'll have to be more patient for new content now. Whenever Bores himself posts new content.

That's it. Hmm, I wonder if there's any good material on his site.
"21 Cat EPIC FAILS Animated Gif Gallery"
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Well that doesn't scream desperation at all. I thought the bubble he lived in was bad before but DAMN, posting cat GIFs like its something new.

85 comments:

  1. Anyone else beside me think 2014 will be the last year for Bores? He's losing subs, he doesn't care about the crap he puts out... he's just doing nothing.

    I think you were right in saying Chris Bores' YT channels won't survive beyond this year, BatDan.

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  2. OMG NO MORE REDUX RECAPS U SUK GO SHOVE A KAKTAS UP UR ASS

    Just kidding, I understand 100% if you don't want to do them anymore. You've already recapped pretty much everything Bores has ever done video-wise, and I get that you have a life outside of this blog.

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  3. Even when Bores's own fans try to put some sense into him, he still doesn't care. (After asking Bores for a second story arc (pfft)), 1 of his FB fans just straight up told him that views don't matter if a majority of those people who view the video don't like it...... And Bores still didn't care (that was coming out of some1 who seems to be 1 of his biggest fans).

    My thoughts? Bores is an ass to even his biggest admirers and he doesn't even care about what he posts. A long as activision keeps giving Bores free shit, then he will keep posting 10 Skylander Vids at once (seriously, if Bores only posted like 1 ever couple of months or something, it wouldn't be a major problem).

    I already have a prediction of what the worst IG moments will look like Batdan. This year (so far), the content itself wasn't as disastrous as previous years, but what made this year blow so hard was Chris's lack of respect and care for his fans or the youtube/gaming community (*Cough cough. Fuck you Bores! JewWario kicked more ass than you ever will! Cough*)

    Thoughts?

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    1. He has never honestly cared for his fans anyway. He encourages them to get into flame wars and given that he runs Ladybuggin777, the entire premise of his show is a troll shield for him to harass others while hiding behind his fanbase and the show itself.

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  4. Does anyone want to take over the recaps? I don't think I have the time myself, but maybe Dan could anoint a successor if he'd like to see them continue.

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    1. Well, I think some of the long-time followers could chip in. I'm not sure anyone would want the full burden of all future redux recaps.

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    2. What's the next one, anyway?

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    3. I think it's Home Improvement.

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    4. I base the wiki articles off the recaps but then again my wiki articles are based on alternate character interpretations. I don't even watch the episodes I just use the recaps.

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    5. What are the objectives of a redux recap? Is it to thoroughly watch the episode? Or is it to just re-review the episode and see how it stands from a time standpoint?

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    6. That I can answer by revisiting the first one:

      "Today I want to revisit his older videos, take another look and do brand new recaps of his early crap. Try to do without too much harsh language, and include things I forgot like mistakes I missed or grammar failure."

      I wouldn't be terribly opposed to doing some of them, since writing used to be a hobby of mine that I'd love to rekindle.

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    7. I have things to say here and there on his Neo reviews, and if BatDan is at all interested, I'll be happy to do some.

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  5. With the fact that Redux Recaps has been dropped, does that mean that Bores' second Mythbusters video won't be covered? Or has it already been covered in a different blog post?

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    1. I've never covered that. We'll see...

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  6. So, according to an article I saw on Destructoid, AVGN Adventures will be heading to Wii U in the near future, and the 3DS version coming some time later on. I'm not much of a PC gamer, so it'll be nice to see the game coming out on something I actually play (my 3DS). Anyone else excited?

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    1. YES. I haven't purchased the game because 1) my computer sucks when it comes to games and 2) I don't have a controller for the PC and I don't want to play a platformer with a keyboard (which is why I'm on the fence about playing Psychonauts). This means I can finally play the game.

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    2. @Connor

      You should play Psychonauts. You can get it on 360 via Games on Demand or you can play from a hard copy of the XBox version on the 360 since it is backwards compatible with Psychonauts. It is also on Playstation Network which is the alternative since it is the PS2 version which suffers from frame rate issue and long load times. Of course, the PC is the definitive with the Xbox version behind.

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    3. I don't have an XBox or a 360 for that matter. The things never interested me because a good chunk of the most popular games for it are shooters, most of which I can't stand. I was aware of the problems with the PS2 version, which is why the PC version is my best bet.

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  7. Well since nothing seems to be going on I guess I should do a bit of an update of my own. With only one game left to finish playing before I have officially played them all (Adventure of Link is hard) if all goes well the script for my little project won't take long after. Of course, while the script might be a somewhat easy part I have no idea how the video itself is going to be presented.

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  8. At least you gave a reason you're killing off the reduxes... Bores would not even bother to announce a dead series.

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    1. Amen to that. As much as I'll miss the Recaps, I respect that there's at least a reason for it too.

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  9. I seriously can't get this thought out of my head. Something is just off about Maker Studio and I can't place it.

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  10. Here's what I still think will make up the list of worst moments for 2014...

    5.) Too. Much. Freakin'. Skylanders.

    4.) Not doing anything of substance

    3.) His piss-poor excuse of a "movie", and him planning to put it on DVD for profit

    2.) The review of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers on Sega CD... complete with pointless cameos, including Archfiend yelling "FUCK YOU, AVGN!"

    1.) Chris Bores being disrespectful to JewWario after he committed suicide and shoving religion down someone's throat on Facebook. IMO, this is the dumbest thing he's ever done, next to the "e-begging spoof".

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    1. If my comment above means anything, then I agree that this is how the list will turn out.

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  11. I was looking to trade a guy on Steam when I came across something interesting. A Steam group dedicated to the Irate Gamer. http://steamcommunity.com/groups/irategamers

    Thoughts?

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    1. Aside from the "plug your fingers in your ears: LA LA LA I'm not listening" description... nope nothing to talk about really. You need to remember that there's a fine line between liking Chris Bores because you like trolling and being an asshole and liking Chris Bores because you find his work so bad its good.

      Let's not forget that memes like "after doing some research" and "breakfast is ruined" are funny even though they were unintentional. In addition the lack of discussion or even acknowledgement by Chris Bores himself shows that it really just fans who want to associate themselves with him and aren't aware of issues like "Chris is really just trying to troll people" and "Chris is quite the hater and manchild" which is what normally prevents the average person from making associations with him. The steam group does not appear to run discussions or even behave like a group so there is really nothing to talk about.

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  12. C'mon dan you and I both know that 7 year old/parents comment is bullshit and you are just reaching to criticize.

    You can't tell me at that age you weren't watching r rated films or playing m rated games. Where were your parents?

    If you say you werent youre just as full of shit as bores.


    His lack of videos must be making you nitpick every little detail that isn't even a fault of dumbass chris.

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    1. Uh... the parents should watch their kid's media consumption is a cornerstone of many morality debates. Unless you're trying to say parents shouldn't watch their kids. I mean all it takes is for a parent to tell their kids that they shouldn't do what they see in videos games because its not right. I mean my parents told me that I was just playing genesis games when I was 7. Didn't get to play halo until I was like 12.

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    2. I'm a troll for pointing out a criticism that's nitpicky at best?

      Jesus Christ, I wasn't even defending Bores, but as of late, Dan's criticisms have sometimes been complete reaches just to criticize Bores for something.

      I don't disagree parents SHOULD be watching what their kids watch/tell them it's all fake but blaming Chris for that, such a fucking reach.

      On the same token, let's really act like regardless if that kid's parents told him or not, some would do it anyway.

      Ultra's proving my point by saying he played Halo at 12...12 isn't 17, the age reccomended for that game.

      But by Dan's logic that means Ultra's parents fucked up.

      I call a spade a spade.

      I don't give a fuck about Bores, and this blog has been comedy since day 1, but some of you guys take this too fucking seriously.

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    3. Funny how you complain about someone reaching with complaints and then do the exact same thing. Not to mention just where did Dan say it was Bores fault for that? Just because some people do something does not mean it should be accepted considering how before the Civil War people owned other human beings as property. That wasn't Batdan's logic that was your interpretation of his logic. Also you were most likely called a troll since that very first statement seems to be based on a strawman.

      Also, before you ask I played Unreal Tournament 2004 when I was 10 but my parents didn't really complain since they likely realized the unreal part of the name.

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    4. And what do you call this overly wordy reply? You say "call a spade a spade", I say you're a pot calling the kettle black.

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    5. I don't think its okay to say someone else is nitpicking when you really are nitpicking yourself.

      I meant to write this before but the comment system fried my comment 3 times in a row:
      Halo does not have swearing, severe immorality or ask kids to troll and otherwise engage in group mentality. The Irate Gamer show does. Halo has about as much violence as Die hard which I should note is as violent as halo (i.e blood, guns) but has swearing and yet was intended for young kids (it was rated PG-13). Heck there's games like heart of darkness and Braindead 13 that are totally for kids but involve ridiculous amounts of violence that are WAY more disturbing then halo ever would.

      " but some of you guys take this too fucking seriously"
      Says the guy constantly coming in here to nitpick on very small statements. You do realize that Batdan is a human right? Use Hanlon's Razor "Do not attribute to malice what can easily be attributed to stupidity". Stop acting like everything written on this blog is super critcism and thus Chris must adjust. The overall message in this article is quite clear; no more skylanders because everyone is sick of it. And yet somehow you're freaking out over the mention of 7 year old fan... who I should note is not named or harassed beyond asking why he's watching a show that involves swearing and poor morality.

      "12 isn't 17, the age reccomended for that game."
      YES but I ALSO said that my parents spent a good amount of time telling me about how violence is bad and you don't do what you do in video games in real life. Please read then entire comment before saying I support your stance.

      "I don't disagree parents SHOULD be watching what their kids watch/tell them it's all fake but blaming Chris for that"
      Okay seriously? That's not even what batdan was getting at let alone what he wrote. What Batdan wrote was that it is odd for a 7 year old to watch the IG show considering its content (though given the lackluster immature writing, a good deal of people make fun of the fanbase by calling them kids... irony or coincidental?). There was no criticism of Irate Gamer for having a child as a fan. There WAS criticism for alienating the 7 year old with crappy skylanders. There's nitpicking and then there's a nitpick posed as a legit complaint that's really a nitpick that turns out to be a result of misreading. NOT every sentence is a complaint against Irate Gamer. How did you even infer such a thing?

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    1. Don't worry about this. Blogger comment system was doing 3 things:

      1. Not letting me comment on this article
      2. Letting me comment on another article
      3. Then letting me comment on this article but not as a reply.

      Seriously what causes these problems?

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    2. Yeah, I would like to know this myself.

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  14. :( First DLA stops reviewing Bores and now the Reduxes are gone. I can't say I blame either of you, but it's a shame.

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  15. So now he's hogging the E3 demos for himself? Why does this not surprise me one bit?

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  16. I know this is a bit old, but nobody's brought it up yet.

    Brad Jones made a review of HowardCantour.com, in which he wore the IG T-shirt. If you're familiar with that film's history, you should have a good idea as to why.

    http://blip.tv/the-cinema-snob/dvd-r-hell-howard-cantour-com-6718082

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    1. For those of us who are not familiar with the film's history, please elaborate.

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    2. Shia LeBoeuf's short film that was a critical hit until the revelation that the script was heavily plagiarized.

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    3. I like to call him Chia LeDouche now.

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    4. Yeah I used to have respect for Shia LeBeouf but now I finally realized he's more of Shia LeShit. I can't believe I actually admire this guy before...

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  17. So, who do you think is going to be the new Smash Bros. Character?

    (If he/she is revealed) What do you think?

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    1. This is the longest of long shots but I'd love to see Bayonetta as a fighter.

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    2. It's going to be someone that nobody expected.

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    3. I was hoping for Sagi or Kalas from Baten Kaitos. A man can dream.

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  18. I can believe the part about Chris hogging the Skylanders game at E3 as opposed to what he said happened. After all, remember when Chris said he owned the guys on the Coast to Coast radio show?

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    1. Or maybe Chris sucked so bad at the game (sudden sequel difficulty spike) and freaked out about how hard the game is. Keep in mind that skylanders IS a game where you can substitite money for skill (i.e more skylanders = more lives)

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  19. Off-topic:
    Lucina and Robin from Fire Emblem: Awakening are revealed as the newest participants joining the roster for the next Super Smash Bros. title, and Captain Falcon will be a returning character.

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    1. Big FE fan here and Robin being playable is huuuuuge. Lucina, I could really do without, and not *just* because she's a clone, I'm just not too keen on her character.

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  20. "What was even the point of the second channel?"

    I would say there were good intentions of no longer annoying the hell out of fans and non-fans alike but either he could not monetize that new channel for some reason or he realized that few people give a crap about Skylanders and the ones that did were not looking to his obscure secondary channel for information. Hence, he rolled back his decision.

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  21. Apparently, Egoraptor is planning on doing a Sequelitis on Skyward Sword, even though we already know his thoughts on the game. It's gonna hurt.

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    1. Okay, I wasn't going to say this in the last discussion but it seems Egoraptor has forced my hand. Honestly his hatred seems to be of a masturbatory nature. I know people are allowed to like and dislike things but their is an upper limit and then it just becomes whiny. Egoraptor will most likely pass that point with this since it will most likely only highlight the negative aspects and not compare it to any other negative aspects of Legend of Zelda ( of which there is many.)

      I guess I might have found what was so odd to Maker's Studio to me. It seems like eventually the people who join it and stay just drop their morals. Now hear me out since this might be hard to explain. TB say's there are certain things he hates about LPers but he completely ignores when Jesse does the same crap. Egoraptor had previously said he disliked many things that he now does ( like LPs, end slates, and asking for likes.)

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  22. somebody ask bores to review ace attorney please because i am a lazy
    i am a huge AA fan and to see bores review it (especially given his thoughts on harvey birdman) would be awesome!

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    1. Why would you WANT him to rip the game apart for idiotic reasons?

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    2. Why not? Mostly so I can laugh at the idiocy of it all. And also so I can share it with all my AA-playing friends.

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    3. You get the gullible people who will start to hate it because he hates it. We don't need that in the world if the majority opinion is positive.

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    4. Eh I guess that's fair. I already messaged him on youtube and asked him to review it though so :/

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  23. It's okay Dan. I don't mind that there aren't any Redux Recaps anymore. I honestly don't think of revisiting any of Bores' old videos anyway.

    By the way, anyone seen the new AVGN movie trailer?

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    1. I am purposely avoiding the trailer to avoid spoilers on the movie's content.

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  24. Just for shits and giggles, I looked at Irategamer's Socialblade Youtube future projections. he has 145k subs at the moment, and as time goes on, it's gonna go down and down and down and in five years time (If he's still around somehow. D:), he'll have around 38k. XD

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    1. And in ten years (if he gets that far), he'll have only one subscriber-- LadyBuggin777! :D

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  25. So the latest Nostalgia Critic is the review of Bloodrayne...and it also has Linkara and Spoony in a glorious return as The Three Schmuckheads. That is something I NEVER expected, especially after the, uh, "incident" a few years back.

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    1. for some some reason my comment didn't go through so here I go again)

      I said it in the comments of the video and I'm saying it here too, I think that was the worst Nostalgia Critic video of the year. Why Doug I liked all the other videos this year why did you gives us something so bad?

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    2. What exactly was so bad about the episode?

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    3. Well for starters I just didn't find it funny, it's roughly a half hour video and I probably laugh for less than 30 seconds. Maybe because I never watched Spoony videos before(outside of crossovers or cameos) but I just him found so annoying in this video, I kept waiting for Brad to knock him out and replace him. Also, dammit Linkara why are you making me defend Boll the whole water thing was from the games, if I remember correctly. Well that's my opinion on it until something else comes that I think is worse I'm sticking by above statement.

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    4. Personally, I didn't find the video funny, but I was more or less amused by it especially since I get a certain enjoyment out of crossovers with people I'm particularly a fan of. If you ask me, it was about the same level of 85% of NC's output since the comeback; the only recent video I can deem funny was the Christmas special.

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    5. "Also, dammit Linkara why are you making me defend Boll the whole water thing was from the games"
      The water thing is from video games to the point that the sprinkler system is a lethal. However I would note that linkara i still correct to complain that drinking blood should be bad because blood is mostly water.

      Not sure why you hate spoony's role in this video he barely does anything.

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    6. Ok about the blood thing I never knew that till today and I going to guess the developers didn't know either so again not really Boll's fault he probably just took it from the game and didn't bother researching it.

      As for Spoony's role in the video I thinks it's because I'm not a fan of his I watched his review FFX and that's it. So think about it wouldn't you be a little negative about something you didn't like that you were forced to put up with. Ok I know I wasn't forced to watch the video that's not the point here.

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  26. I'm trying to do video riffs like DLA did. I've done ones on his McDonalds Changeables and Fairchild Channel F videos. DLA is way better at riffing than me, but I'm hoping to fill a void left by his retirement of Boring Man videos. I wanted to pick up where he left off with the Die Hard review, but then I decided I didn't want to deal with Bores' stupid story arc. (His pathetic attempt at doing a movie since AVGN did one.)

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    1. Ive been reading the articles and comments everyweek but for some reason I couldnt comment. Some weird bug. Anyway, its pretty funny that I have actually bumped into a bunch of you on youtube and facebook lately.

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  28. Something interesting happens when you go to Gotgame's website. When you click the Irate Gamer tab, instead of showing all his videos, it now says that the page cannot be found..... Could this finally mean that Gotgame finally learned that Irate Gamer is an abomination to their website? :D

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    1. It could always just be an error, but lets hope for the best :D

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    2. Could be related to the fact that he hasn't done a video for them in over a year.

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    3. I just checked. The pages for Aqualung, Kwing and Yuriofwind are down too. So either the site higher-ups decided one day to just fire everyone, or (more likely) this is just a bug.

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    4. I'm thinking it's the latter option. If Bores were fired due to his incompetency, that would've been awesome!

      Sadly, I don't think that's the case.

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    5. Look at it this way: if Bores ever WAS fired by GotGame, his website would probably be taken down, since the only reason it exists as it does is through his partnership with them.

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  29. I think I may have backed myself into a corner with the enemy names for Adventure of Link. Two of the enemies have very interesting names and they don't have an English name. The two enemies are fokka and fokkeru. You can probably guess what little problem I will have with those two names.

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  30. Pronounce them like Fol-Ka and Fol-ker-ru

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  31. Still sad how the 2 latest skylander vids got nearly as many views as his last episode of his story arc. But some fans are commenting for some new episodes like irate gamer show (i dont see that happen), 80's (yes) and history of Video Games (ehm, ... 3 Years?)
    Even James Rolfe at his 10th Anniversary spoke about Board James and how he has lots of ideas but he was too busy because of the movie, but what was Chris doing in all this time. Getting Footage from MMPR must be time consuming

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  32. I wish Bores could've taken some lessons from Gamester81-- the guy has five channels, but at least he knows how to use them!

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  33. It is astonishing to see this downward spiral that Bores has put himself into. By his own words his flagship show- the name of his freakin' channel- does not pay the bills which is why he busied himself with other jobs and floods his video feed with so many Skylanders videos.

    Now he wants to revive Irate the 80s after he lost the domain name to that website and HoVG- a series that has gone over two years without a new episode. Hell, the series itself is about 4-5 years old now and he has still not covered the NES! The people who have unsubscribed won't care and the people who watch him for Skylanders won't be interested either.

    It seems that Bores just sort of flails around and applies these short-term fixes to his problems without really thinking about the consequences. I honestly don't see how he will keep going much longer with Irate Gamer especially since it is not paying the bills for him.

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