Thursday, August 14, 2014

Effort is Dead

Skylanders... Skylanders... fucking Skylanders...
Contrary to what Chris believes, he does NOT get "monstrous" views for making Skylanders content. And if he gets higher than average ones, it's not because of Skylanders in general, but for "checklist videos". Videos where he lists off all the upcoming figures for the next game, those are the ones that get him views. Not the individual preview videos from E3 or whatever stupid Skylander event he gets invited to. I am so sick of this shit...

The first of the recent Skylanders videos was Bores attempting comedy and failing hard. "Rejected Skylanders Ideas", stupid characters he thought up that wouldn't work in Skylanders. It's not funny and the drawings he made for it are terrible.
"Here is a satirical look at Rejected Skylanders that will never ever grace store shelves." Pretty sure you don't know what satire is Chris. Nothing about this was satirical.

The second video was Bores looking over a Skylanders poster. Rather, a low quality picture of the poster he printed off DarkSpyro or something. By the way, DarkSpyro is where Chris gets all his Skylanders info, he never mentions it because of his ego, and the one IG thread I saw there mocked him.
What I saw of the video had him mention Gamescom. Holy shit, he does know it exists! After completely ignoring it last year! Oh, of course he doesn't mention any of the other news, only fucking Skylanders. New Tomb Raider "timed" exclusive to Xbox One and the subsequent freakout? Derp. New Silent Hill produced by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro? Derp.
You know what disturbs me about the Skylanders videos lately? The posters. He plasters Skylanders posters over his old Nintendo Power ones, almost like a subtle "Fuck you old fans, this is my new gig now!" Or Chris is lazy and couldn't be bothered to remove the old posters for these videos... Either way it speaks volumes about who he really wants to watch his videos.

The third video is the full "mini figure" roster for Trap Team. Likely taken from DarkSpyro. I really don't care...
The other day, Bandai revealed they were jumping on the "Toy-to-Game Connectivity" train with a Kamen Rider game for PS3 and Wii U. Think Chris will talk about that? Ha! That would mean actually knowing what Kamen Rider is, and knowing the type of moron Chris is, he would call it a "stupid Power Rangers rip-off".
Instead, Chris is going to talk about.... Well, here's a comment I found in the second video.



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Minecraft. Minecraft.
He's actually planning Minecraft videos.
You fucking whore.

It's bad enough you outright admit you only do Skylanders videos for views (which is incredibly cynical), but now you're giving in and jumping on the Minecraft bandwagon years after fans have been asking! Especially after you said on your site you "don't get it". (http://theirategamer.com/south-park-teaching-us-how-minecraft-is-viewed/). But now suddenly you want to talk about it. You're a whore, forcing yourself to play something you never care for to get views. You're no better than DSP now.

Also, it seems Chris has hidden his sub count. Now that's cowardly. He knows he's been losing them and he wants to hide that now. I just... I don't even know. Chris better figure out what he really wants or he is beyond internet-dead.

UPDATE: Bores released the Minecraft video. It's... about action figures. Not the game, but the fucking toys. If you didn't believe it before, it's obvious now, Chris cares more for toys than video games. He would rather be Mike Mozart than James Rolfe. His views are gonna plummet hard.
And the effort continues to be dead with really poor audio balancing throughout. He's been doing this for how long?

76 comments:

  1. I can't believe he's still at this, doesn't he know that people don't give a shit about skylanders!

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  2. Bores is thinking about doing Minecraft videos? Oh, that will be a treat; I can't wait to watch him fumble his way across a Minecraft landscape, wondering how to mine things and screaming at creepers and zombies that keep killing him. I have a feeling it will end up like iJustine's Minecraft videos, full of ignorance and stupidity.
    Sorry Bores, but I'm going to continue watching Roosterteeth / LetsPlay's Minecraft videos. Unlike you, they actually put effort and [well-timed] comedic humor into their videos, making them enjoyable to watch.
    Also, speaking of Roosterteeth / LetsPlay, they hit 100 episodes of Minecraft back in April 2014, a little under 2 years after they started recording Minecraft videos. Due to his lack of effort ("effort is dead"), I doubt Bores will ever reach 100 episodes of Minecraft. He hasn't even made 50 episodes of the Irate Gamer "Show"; there is no way he will be able to do so with Minecraft videos.

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    1. That, or Bores will end up stealing Minecraft footage from some YouTuber, famous or not, and say that the video is his.

      Whatever happens, I hope that someone never creates an Irate Gamer Mod for Minecraft.

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    2. My lord, iJustine playing Portal would be more enjoyable than Chris Bores playing Minecraft...

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  3. That was either one short retirement, or Irate Gamer NEO is a different character.

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  4. Someone else may have already noticed this (due to the fact that I don't come here that often), but apparently Bores has a second channel which is just some of his IG videos in HD (or it's by someone else).
    Either way, this is obviously an attempt to get some extra money, and the fact that he's extraordinarily lazy this year likely means that 2014 will be the IG's last year.

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  5. To quote an old BatDan catchphrase:

    WHY DOES BORES PISS US OFF SO FUCKING MUCH?

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  6. I still can't believe he doesn't realize that people want to watch so bad its good material and that such audiences quickly go away when you stop doing anything important.

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  7. Leave Chris alone, he's just trying to make a living like the rest of us you asshole!

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    1. YouTube is not "making a living", especially when one uploads as infrequently as Bores. He's given absolutely NO indication that he even has another job. If he did, we wouldn't be so hard on him.

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    2. That would imply that one can make a living while literally doing less work than children and other socially dependent people. Last time I checked, making a living doesn't include running troll accounts (not implying you are a troll, Chris has been proven to run ladybuggin777 among several other accounts) or coordinating harassment attempts (irategamerfan345 and that spoof video were clear examples) and refusing to make any improvement or actual hard work is unlike anyone trying to live life like the rest of us.

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    3. And he's failing. When somebody is failing at what they do "for a living," one naturally wants to see that person improve so that they can "make that living" successfully. Thus it becomes especially frustrating when said failing person pushes away any and all genuine criticism and advice as nothing but hate. That's called biting the hand that feeds you, and that's not something you do in this or pretty much any other community. You can't just give him a participation medal, pat him on the head like he's a child, and send him on his way no matter what kind of effort (or lack thereof) he's put forth.

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    4. You lost the right to tell anyone to "leave Chris alone" when Chris made that video slaughtering James Rolfe (aka the guy he claims he hasn't watched in years) for supporting a friend's Kickstarter. Not to mention he's made his living by copying other peoples' material, using sockpuppet accounts to get their videos taken off Youtube and somehow get himself a partnership credit, trolling other sites as well as positively reviewing his own damn DVDs on Amazon because nobody else wants to, and generally being a dishonest, deceitful sack of shit. And that's not even mentioning getting ArchFail to do a hypocritical cameo also mocking AVGN, in a 'movie' he made only because AVGN was also making a much better one (same with his terrible Android game), and making the disrespectful remark about JewWario's suicide.

      There's a way to make a living and a way not to make a living. Chris has taken every shortcut he could think off, stolen every concept he's seen, and sunk to every low possible in order to try to stay relevant. And none of it is working anymore.

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    5. Irate Gamer's game was also for iOS...

      Man, I didn't think this year was worse than last year for Bores, but it just might well be.

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  8. Chris won't touch Summonride... that would require effort from his end to even look up, let alone import a copy of that game or Battride War 2 in order to make anything with it. Hell, he'd probably end up importing a Wii U version of the game, not realize the Wii U is region-locked, and then just steal youtube footage again.

    Actually, now that I'm thinking about it, aside from the Power Rangers games, has he even DONE any material related to Bandai itself, games or toys or what have you? (As in, franchises clearly brought from the Bandai side of the Namco-Bandai union instead of Namco?)

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    1. Didn't Bandai make Monster Party?

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    2. They published the game, but they didn't make it. It was actually an early title by Human Entertainment (the guys behind the Clock Tower series of horror games), under the name Shinsei.

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    3. Ah. OK. Thanks for that. I didn't know that

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    4. And quite a few Bandai-published games on the NES sucked really hard-- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde being a prime example. (Yet no one seems to treat Bandai as harsh as LJN...)

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  9. Ugh, I don't wanna think about Bores trying to get Kamen Rider. Heck, I doubt he even gets that Power Rangers uses Japanese Footage. He probably thinks it's all american. OH GARO KEEP HIM AWAY FROM THE KAMEN RIDER DRAGON KNIGHT GAME!!!

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    1. I doubt he could comprehend that KR even predates Super Sentai by a few years, the first Rider airing at least 3 years before Goranger. I never saw Dragon Knight, and it's a pity the franchise is still trying to overcome the Masked Rider stigma (which tanked so badly, the creator blacklisted any further adaptations until his estate could be shown they would respect the source material). I was curious about that "Power Rider," but the trademark seems to have gone the way of "Chrono Break."

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    2. What really? Can you get a source for that? I didn't know that. In fact I didn't even know there was a controversy over masked rider.

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    3. I'm working on it, the connection is not very good right now. The short version, however, is that Shotaro Ishinomori was so displeased with it that he forbade any further western KR adaptations until Dragon Knight was conceived with input from his estate. Given how poorly Masked Rider has aged, I don't blame him.

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    4. It didn't help that the CW kept screwing it over in the ratings

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    5. I dunno, the thing about Ishinomori himself disallowing any further American adaptations kind of has the stink of something made up by a hater...was that ever actually confirmed?

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    6. @starofjustice. As far as I know. It's been floating around, but finding a copy has been tougher than I thought, not helped by the anemic web connection. I would definitely believe it, given how Masked Rider wasn't all that well-received; save for possibly the backdoor pilot attached to the third season opener of MMPR, and I gather that the makers of Dragon Knight had to prove that they wouldn't repeat the mistakes that series made.
      @Adam. Yes; it's a pity about that, especially since it was actually quite well-received, and even won an Emmy for best daytime stunt choreography (which I have noticed is getting better with each progressive new Rider series).

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    7. To be fair, Most of the action in Dragon Knight is nearly all new. They got the costumes and made almost entirely new footage, really only using effect shots from Ryuki and some scenes here and there

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  10. ...Minecraft...Why? Your going into an already tapped out market and the only ones that could thrive in trying to get in are Star_ and Jerma (here's hoping I got those right) who are normally enjoyable to listen to. Hell go the Bisnap and Northernlion route and do a Binding of Issac run daily (A/N:Yes I would find that enjoyably funny too) or any game (As far I know FTL is the only other rougelike that is quick) where you can explain what happens in a twenty minute chunks and using it as a blog. As for Minecraft, never really understood the facstion would rather play a JRPG and do the same thing for two hours (okay four hours but who's counting) and still find enjoyment the next day.

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  11. Seriously, Minecraft? Youtube is already clogged with bland Minecraft content and now HE is going to throw his two cents into this? Ughhhh.

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  12. The Minecraft video's up... it's a review of the figures with no (overt) indication that he doesn't play the game. The central message of the video is "I have action figures." Some Minecraft player, please point out any mistakes.

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    1. Just a few notes, keeps referring to Steve as the Main Chacter, dosen't really go into to much detail on figures or price (When my store carried them they ran about 10 to 15 USD), wasted a chance to do a Link to The Past joke when talking about the chicken, calling a saddle a harness and saying that firugers are well articulated when really there more like blocky chunks of plastic. He did call the Oclot by the correct name, when I would have said Cheata. Mostly a dull video with no information whatsoever, my reccomandtaion do not watch.

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    2. Just wait, in a few months he'll try tapping into that sweet League of Legends money. Oh wait, no toys for that game. To Bores that means the franchise is stupid

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  13. Well all of my suspicions are now completely confirmed. Bores is a collector not a gamer. It was always apparent by his "Irate the '80's" videos and by his later attempts to get his fans to buy him a full set of G1 transformers.

    I too am a collector but I am not a completionist as Bores obviously seems to be. As far as i've seen the only interest he has in Nintendo games at all is in collecting the cartridges. Notice how he always shows off his collection of games and console? Notice how he shows off his gaming toys all of the time?

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  14. Bores showed off Minecraft toys and not the game?

    *slams head on keyboard*

    BTW, I wonder if Mike Mozart has ever dealt with him before? Since you brought him up...

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  15. Ouch

    https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSkylanderC/discussion

    Take a look at the top comment. That's really harsh man.

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    1. In addition, social blade still shows his subscriber count, though its pretty clear that the 140+k is a fake number or full of inactive accounts.

      http://socialblade.com/youtube/user/irategamer

      Apparently Chris lost 2.64k last month and his subscriber growth rate is still on average zero or less.

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    2. The current top comment is "Wait you just hid them =P"

      Which comment did you think was harsh?

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    3. No that's the most "recent comment" changing the filter "top comment (as in top rated comment) you will find:

      "I hate your stupid face. It makes me cringe everytime I look at it you ugly piece of crap. " -youtuber Fu

      That's just harsh.

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  16. irategamer.com today highlights a Space Invaders toilet paper holder on Etsy. Bores' comments conclude with "Only the best for my tushy!"

    BatDan, please remember this for the 2014 year-end wrapup.

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    1. Look at Bores' ego spiraling out of control...

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    2. Bores does take any opportunity to refer to himself in his blog posts, but this is just an example of poor humor writing. At least it shows less of a poo fetish than the horrifying toilet scene in the latest monster cereal review.

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  17. I don't understand...

    why would he buy something just to review it?

    I know it's not the first time he's done it...but at least in those other instances he might have been mildly interested in the thing he was reviewing.


    That's like me buying all superbowl memorabilia just to do a review.

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  18. He's not even 'reviewing' them, that's the thing. He just pulls them out if the box with a gormless expression on his face and says 'Heh, pretty keewl'. It's embarrassing because be obviously doesn't know anything about the game or products beyond what he found on Wikipedia.

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    1. Yep, that's really his toy reviews in general. Even the I Rate the 80s videos are exactly like that.

      He doesn't review them, he just lists them off. As Isolder74 said above, he only cares about collecting things and showing them off. Probably to satisfy his ego.

      Really puts I Rate the 80s in a new perspective. "Look at my awesome He Man collection guyz!"

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    2. Indeed, at least we can all live in a hope that he never does a G1 Transformers episode because he can't get a full set per his overinflated ego!

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  19. Now here is something I have really been wondering about recently. How many people truly knows who runs Maker Studio now? Funny how it also seems to use the channels under contract as advertisements for everything Disney. Also they plan on turning into a short and long term programming platform. Now doesn't this sound slightly familiar?

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  20. Starting to wonder if krataskull does actual research or just says he does.

    Krataskull
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    I've been checking out reviews and it turns out that people think the AVGN movie is a big stinking turd. I guess karma has gotten back to James :D

    Funny how I can't seem to find the reviews that actually say that. So citation very much needed. Also, "Because I said so," doesn't count.

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    1. Let me guess-- he started liking Chris Bores because of the "e-begging spoof", right? And I've only seen POSITIVE reviews of James' movie! (Makes me want to go buy it when it comes out on DVD and/or Blu-ray...)

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    2. You can download it Sept. 2nd.

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    3. This is odd considering that James had a documented full house at his movie's opening and we have only claims from bores that anyone showed up to his stupid ghost movie. I think someone is worked up over James getting too much attention.

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    4. Seems a small fact was lost in translation. Krataskull is pretty much batdanm lite. He practically worships bores but he is also a bigot. But he probably brought it up trying to get a rise out of us since bores did also finish his craptastic "movie." Maybe he got James movie and bores "movie" confused.

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    5. Good job krataskull, couldn't more of a mindless drone then if you said you were deliberately using 1984 as an instruction manual for how to be less of a person.

      In other words, has anyone checked if krataskull's nose is brown?

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  21. Presented without comment:

    http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee100/harrod_bucket/IGpace_zps8381a8f4.jpg

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    1. Yes Chris, let's blame youtube for your own lack of work ethic.

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    2. This also seemingly confirms that yes, the IG show IS done for good. Notice how he mentioned 80's and HOVG but not that.

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    3. Oh, come on, Chris. Other reviewers have no problems getting millions of views on their videos. Look at James: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbQ-gSLYQEc5zsOcYcKbnQYM2DQbEGC0x

      If your videos are not getting as many videos as they used to then it is because you are not putting out a product that interests people.

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  22. honestly i think his whole skylanders phase is coming from the failure of his 'movie." if chris is really getting paid to do this skylanders shit then it is obvious why he is doing so goddamn much of it.

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    1. I think it has more to do with getting to show off his collection of toys than any real interest in the game itself. It's a game that is laughably easy to play with RFID chips inside of action figures. A game where he can collect all of the figures and brag about doing it. I love how excited he got about simple happy meal toys for the series. If they had included specials for the game itself I might take him seriously as a gamer but I can't.

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    2. i am not denying any fact that he thinks this shit is cool hahaha, but going through his videos i noticed that this ridiculous trend began RIGHT AFTER he posted his stupid videos of him being on the news and the radio advertising his "movie" coming out within the following days. There were some videos before, not many, but that is where the flood began, HAHAHAHA yeah i agree, him getting a hard on for the happy meal toys was a riot. i can't see any other reasoning however, who is he trying to impress with this shit? 12 year olds? still? Because nobody else cares. My personal opinion, that is borderline perverted,

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  23. Big update video from James Rolfe about the AVGN movie. I'd say it's only for hardcore fans who want to peer into his brain or are desperately eager for the movie, but for the purposes of this blog, imagine Bores trying to articulate all of this information in 17 minutes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_4XmACg1S8

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  24. Bores: "Gee wiz, Skylander toy reviews get me the most views, what do kids like nowadays? Minecraft. Minecraft + Toys = $$$$"
    What I like the most, is that the "young kids" demographic seems to be his new target audience, which is hilarious considering what the rest of his channel is about(Scatological humor, curse words, etc)

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  25. James posted a movie montage tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hdVHJQGz6U

    Notice how this video is packed with shots of the crowds attending his movie showings? Something that Chris Bores never did when he was showing video from his Pursuit of the Paranormal screening.

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    1. I love that video. Hard-earned success on glorious display. I wonder whether it's hard for Bores to watch.

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  26. wow the protests in venezuela are still going thought media doesn't appear to be covering it at all. Things are so bad at the governmental management level that one of chavez's daughters has become a UN ambassador... despite being known for corruption and not moving out the presidential palace after 10 months of being asked to leave (and spending the time partying).

    I don't speak the language there but these pictures sum up how messed up the place is, both in terms of the disparity between media coverage and reality and in terms of living conditions.

    http://www.lapatilla.com/site/2014/07/31/aparecieron-los-crueles-memes-de-cheverito/

    Apparently, Venezuela has been ramping up its tourism advertising so one disgruntled citizen decided to past the marketing mascot over the real situation that is going on right now.

    I find it really sad that people who don't know they're doing somehow gain influence and use their influence to direct hatred to the people who do know what they're doing while they and all their followers pay the price for it.

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    1. Here's an english coverage of the event
      http://www.democraticunderground.com/110832374

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  27. Weird, looking up redeads for my little project and I finally see just what it is the OOT ones do. I don't think they bite Link since they appear to be unable to move their mouths with that death mask over it and their hands are in a rather interesting place. One hand is over Link's mouth while the other is on his throat.

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  28. OH geez.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5-51PfwI3M

    The short story:
    1. Girl dev makes a game and game journalists suspiciously write about it
    2. Girl dev claims that people harassed her even though they did not and at best two people out of a forum of thousands did anything
    3. Girl dev's ex boyfriend reveals she's having affairs with the game journalists in point 1.
    4. Girl dev and game journalists start censoring EVERYTHING.

    Its so great to see that feminism has been treated so well on the internet scene, well enough to be distorted and turned into a hideous pretzel.

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    1. This entire situation is terrible. All of the people involved in this need to fess up to their mistake and stop shooting at the integrity of gaming journalism with a double-barrel shotgun.

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    2. Well, I think it's about time I post my thoughts on this matter. We got suckered. Notice how Phil Fish also appeared after this started to get big. Attention whores attract attention whores TB really should have just kept quiet about it and a rational discussion might have emerged but since some "famous" on the internet said something people who honestly had no business knowing about it found out and made it much larger. Basically this is just another corrupt extension of game journalism. If only we could ground people from the internet so they might actually think about their actions for once.

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    3. which is hilariously ironic because TB said people should sit back and do nothing. Really its the reddit mods and admins fault for simply auto deleting the entire forum.

      OH and zoe's for faking a dox and phil fish for faking a dox and talking down a sex abuse victim.

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  29. IG posted this boring listicle today:

    http://theirategamer.com/10-disturbing-facts-that-happened-on-nicktoons-cartoons/

    Which is just a trivially altered version of this:

    http://www.answers.com/article/1206992/13-twisted-and-dark-things-we-totally-forgot-happened-on-nicktoons

    And of course he made it worse in the process. Right off the top, facts do not 'happen,' they 'are.'

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  30. OKay guys, I'll be doing the wiki article for Irate Gamer's ET games some time this week. Any one have any jokes they want added in?

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    1. Why E.T., right now? The AVGN movie will be available for download in 2 weeks, and what better baseline from which to mock IG than by comparing his take on E.T. to what I presume will be a far more definitive, if not history's quintessential, take on the whole debacle?

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    2. Because its the next article on the list of episodes I need to cover. Unless you want me to skip it or something.

      Its right there at 20-21
      http://irategamerdoesnotsuck.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_The_Irate_Gamer_episodes
      I could skip to homeimprovement if you'd want to

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    3. Oh my god I just realized I made an incredibly good continuity. I'll definitely be referencing certain door disabilities from the predator episode page.

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    4. Just watched the E.T. episodes. If anything, the moments in both episodes (one each) where IG allows sentiment for E.T. to soften his asshole facade is better narrative than anything he's done in the six years since. Does he think it's more entertaining to be an inflexible asshole at all times, or is it merely easier to write that way? I can't say, and the question "who cares" presents itself. But tonight, seeing Bores wipe away a sympathetic tear feels like a glimpse of what might have been if he cared about the actual product, rather than the expected rewards.

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