Thursday, October 2, 2014

Bores "Opens Up" After Eight Years

*sighs* I'm not sure how to start this post. This really came out of nowhere.

On October 2nd, 2014 (for posterity's sake), Chris Bores posted a 39 minute video detailing his "career" on YouTube. In reality, it's a whiny petty rant on how James Rolfe is the worst person ever, and how all the "other guys" are jealous of him and losers, and how he believes James was out to sabotage him.

It's a long video, and detailing it all would take too much time and energy that I no longer have.

In fact, it proves everything I've been saying is true. Bores paints himself as a petty douchebag that despite his claim of having grown up, he clearly won't let go of certain things.
He even admits at the end that he only makes videos for himself now. Basically giving a giant middle finger to his remaining fans.

Honestly... what's left for me to say?

EDIT: After taking some time to breathe, relax, and hearing quite a few requests, I will do a post about the video. Eventually. It's a big video, and it's wall-to-wall bullshit. It's not going to get done in a couple hours.

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  1. Other than, "That's just another item to go on the list.

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  2. Okay this may just be me being pedantic but light years refers to distance not time. Although, it could still work if applied to how bores has said he has moved on yet is even further back from when the whole AVGN mess started.

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  3. Great, that's the 'worst IG moment of 2014' sealed then. Pathetically trying to portray himself as the victim when he's spent years stealing other peoples' material, false-flagging videos that prove it, reviewing his own DVDs on Amazon, blocking users who don't suck his dick, using sock puppet accounts to troll others, rushing out a shitty game and a shitty 'movie' in order to try and beat James so he can claim James was plagiarising him, flip-flopping on pretty much everything relating to games while showing even less knowledge and research that Anita Sarkeesian, and just generally acting like a bratty entitled whiner. And yet somehow he's actually delusional enough to think that James is trying to sabotage him? That would suggest that James actually gives anything resembling a flying fuck about what this hack is doing, which he clearly doesn't.

    Really, I'm glad that he's finally packing it up. He's the Youtube equivalent of a jumped up little shit on a forum spouting easily disproved rubbish that then starts spamming abuse in caps and leaves the site for good while claiming he's won the argument. Good riddance to human waste.

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  4. I find it funny that a lot of his dumbass fanboys are backing him up on this its just mind blowing if you ask me

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  5. I absolutely despised how Chris didn't understand why he didn't win the "OutNerd the Nerd" contest, and basically felt that James was out to get him and rigged the contest. The guy that won, Derek Alexander, AKA The Happy Video Game Nerd, puts in more effort and research into one review than Chris does for almost an entire year of videos.

    It's so ironic that this "Opening up", or "Redemption" could be one of the worst things Chris Bores has done in the past 7-8 years.

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    1. Speaking of Derek, I need to start watching his videos more often...

      Now I'm starting to decide, after reading the post, if Bores' 39-minute ego trip could possibly top his insult to JewWario's suicide as the worst moment of 2014...

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    2. Amazingly there are people who still believe Derek is being an illegitimate rip-off of James. Absolutely ridiculous.

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    3. Seriously? If they watched an HVGN review that Derek's made in the past 3 or so years, it's quite obvious that he's developed his own style of review now. Sure, he started off very similar to the AVGN, but at least he acknowledged that James was his inspiration on pretty much review.

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    4. I made the mistake of getting in an argument with a guy who posted such a thing on one of Derek's earlier videos. This year. Like, a few months ago. Wanted James to sue Derek. Go figure.

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    5. I saw a few comments like that posted on Derek's review of Doom 64, which was posted only last year. At that point Derek had completely fleshed out his own unique review style. It makes me wonder if people even watch the video, or just comment because the characters' names are similar.

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  6. Ok since I'm not going to watch this video(even if it was only 4 mins) but does Chris bring up Phelous because I could be wrong but hasn't Phelous made fun or insulted Chris more than any other internet reviewer and again I could be wrong because I haven't watch every video by every well know internet reviewer. Hell here's something Phelous said in a commentary to one of his videos "How fucking stupid do you have to be to think taking out levels in NES will make it look like an arcade game" or what about Linkara April Fool's day joke from 2011(I think) does he bring that up or how about how Archie fucked him over with that interview does he bring these things up? Why is it always James what does Chris have against James? I've watched almost all of James he's never mention Chris in any way or form. Whatever Chris is a sinking ship and everyone should just abandon ship before its too late like all those haters turned supporters.

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    1. To confirm this, I did a Google image search of "Chris Bores Smiling".... I found one picture, he was smiling while holding money and had dollar signs in his eyes.

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    2. Which is a screenshot from his Yo! Noid review, if I'm not mistaken.

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  8. I would rather hear James' side of the story just to see what he thinks about this.

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    1. I agree. We need to hear both sides of the story. Even though i hate irate gamer, i don't completely disagree with him. We need James Rolfe to respond to his video.

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    2. That would be interesting for us, but one person who DOESN'T need it is James. He's got a family and a career, and his pleasure and ours comes from him making his videos; getting into a back-and-forth with Bores would only validate Bores like a creationist getting to debate Richard Dawkins.

      Maybe this blog could have a fan-fiction contest postulating a public feud between the two.

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    3. @BKman74

      Are you kidding me, you really give the Bores the benefit of the doubt?, cant you see this is just a trap to attempt to destroy James?

      How much you wanna bet Eric Gaede is behind all of this?.

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    4. @Kiki Qhaulqon, i know Chris may be a douchebag, a liar, a thief, a piece of shit but honestly i still think he's a human being. My personal advice to you Chris is to stop making videos (at least on your irategamer account) and move on with your life. You'll never have a hit video again. You'll never gain any more subscribers. And you probably won't care to improve your videos. If Bores still wants to post more videos like Skylanders and E3, then he should make another account just for those videos.

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  9. As if Asalieri demonizing Lewis Lovhaug wasn't enough, Chris Bores goes ahead and basically fucking does the same thing to James Rolfe. My god have you no shame Bores?

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  10. I thought the most interesting part was when he mentioned that his mom does "interact" with fans on his videos. I dunno if it'd already bern confirmed, but this pretty much seals the deal on the whole LadyBuggin thing.

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  11. You know what? At this point, I wouldn't blame James Rolfe if he actually did call out Chris Bores's ass or address him in any other fashion. He fucking deserves it.

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    1. Seeing how James doesn't want any part of the drama, I think it would make more sense if Mike Matei called out Chris instead of him.

      Heck, I wouldn't mind seeing Doug Walker (and the rest of Channel Awesome) and Pat Contri (The NES Punk) calling out Bores, either!

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    3. Hey, Mike Matei here. There seems to be a lot of mixed messages going around. Even Chris Bores in this recent video does not seem to understand how that letter got leaked, or why. I’d like to explain what really happened.

      August 28th, 2007, Chris Bores wrote an e-mail to James. This is what Bores wrote in the email


      - Hello James
      I'm not sure if you know me but my name is Chris Bores, I do the Irate Gamer videos on youtube. I feel compelled to finally write you since my videos are starting to get popular on youtube and tons of people are comparing my quality of work to yours. I don't know if you'll end up reading this because you probably get tons of emails in a day and I know mine would be swimming in the sea of them, but I wanted to write you anyway. Anyhow, I just wanted to let you know I've been a fan of your videos ever since I saw your Ninja Turtles game review around last year. And I gotta say, it was very inspiring to me. In fact, I hardly got any sleep that night because I had hundreds of new idea's flowing through my mind of what I could do with this intriguing thing you started. But due to my career, I had to tuck them away for a few months until I could get some spare time to record them.
      Now I'm not sure if you've ever seen any of my reviews or ever heard of me, or heck, even like me for that matter, but I just wanted to take some time out of my busy schedule and let you know I respect your work and I do try my hardest to not copy your material. Although in my earlier reviews, I will admit, that I accidentally used some of your well known made up words in my review and I only found this out because people were telling me I did. I felt really bad about it and still do because the last thing I want to do is steal your catch phrases. Since then, I made a point to watch all your reviews again and to make sure not to make that same blunder again. So if I ended up causing any negative feelings because of it, my apologies. But hey, I just wanted to email you and let you know I respect your work and clear the air of any hard feelings if there are any, because I'm just doing this stuff for fun and I know you are too. So thanks for everything, and I should mention, since day one I thought it would be neat to do a duel review with you, but I'm still trying to figure out how getting both worlds to collide would work. Hmm Oh well, maybe one day. Thanks again my friend, and I'm glad to see you doing so well! -Chris



      James forwarded me that email to see what I thought. I read it, and didn’t think much of it. I always had felt imitation is the sincerest form of flattery So I was totally fine with Bores and his videos. Up to that point that is. My issue with him came shortly after.

      Please reread and pay careful attention to this part of Bores letter, because this is what I took issue with -

      “I accidentally used some of your well known made up words in my review and I only found this out because people were telling me I did. I felt really bad about it and still do because the last thing I want to do is steal your catch phrases. Since then, I made a point to watch all your reviews again and to make sure not to make that same blunder again.”

      Shortly after this e-mail, Bores released his TMNT video. (On Sept 10th, 2007) Which was the biggest example of Bores plagiarizing James work to date. Needless to say, I was pissed. Bores had just said he was going to stop copying James, and then he did it again. This totally showed that he didn’t give a shit about what he said to James, and was just going to keep copying him in an attempt to ride the wave of the Nerds popularity.

      That’s why I decided to post Bores letter online. I put it on the ScrewAttack forum so that people could see the type of person Chris was. A guy that doesn’t live up to his words. James is my friend, and I didn’t want to see him get plagiarized. I’m still very glad I posted that letter online, and exposed Bores for what he is. A plagiarist.

      - Mike

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    4. Good on you Mike. If I had the opportunity to meet you (and possibly James) I'd buy you two a couple of Rolling Rocks

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    5. Also Mike, would you mind setting the record straight on those supposed "demands" Chris said were by James?

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    6. You'll have to remind me exactly what Bores said exactly.

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    7. Hi, Mike! Around the 18-minute mark of the video, Bores talks about the above letter to James, then at 18:45:

      "I ended up getting a reply from him... and interestingly enough... he kind of had a set of demands that he wanted from me... that said, 'I'm OK with this, BUT, I want you to publically acknowledge that I was your inspiration. I want it in black and white, and I want it done in this manner.'" Then he talks about your leak of Bores' email.

      Certainly looks typical of his failure to research and properly understand situations before making a video.

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    8. God you guys are riding Mike Matei's dick so quickly this is pathetic.

      This is the same guy that tried to lead AVGN fanboys to attack a Frenchman who was a blatant parody of AVGN who had a huge and growing youtube following at the time.

      http://i.imgur.com/zJ8IXQo.png

      This guy also controls AVGN's channel and has done things like censor his critics as well, so he's no fucking angel himself either.

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    9. But I probably shouldn't bother posting on a blog like this, since clearly this place was probably built by the man himself. Wouldn't be surprised either...

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    10. But in all seriousness, I'm quite curious about these said "demands" as well. And I want the fucking truth, no BS.

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    11. @ Emperor-okin
      Hey buddy... watch the bias okay?

      "God you guys are riding Mike Matei's dick so quickly this is pathetic."
      Because greeting him normally or otherwise just talking to him counts as unnecessary worship. Are you honestly expecting people to just dogpile someone just because they're reputable?

      "This is the same guy that tried to lead AVGN fanboys to attack a Frenchman who was a blatant parody of AVGN who had a huge and growing youtube following at the time."

      And this disproves mike's encounter with Irate Gamer's email because? It also doesn't help that you didn't include a time stamp.. or any of the other things that would make this claim more substantial. French AVGN, aka Joueur du grenier has made a cameo in mike's video. AND considering that joueur du grenier is very popular, I find it telling that Mike's decision to attempt a witch-hunt has not had a repercussion of any sort.

      "This guy also controls AVGN's channel and has done things like censor his critics as well, so he's no fucking angel himself either."

      Noted, except I should also note that AVGN censorship has no where become as prevalent as Irate Gamer's or anyone else's. I'm also not exactly sure why you would support the previous claim but not support this one. Debate 101, always have evidence.

      "was probably built by the man himself"
      Now that is just paint brushing. Come one man, gamergate is going on right now; you should know better than this.

      "But in all seriousness, I'm quite curious about these said "demands" as well. And I want the fucking truth, no BS."

      Considering how you fail to read in-between the lines and consistently write garbage in these last three comments... I don't think you could see the obvious fact that Chris Bores is lying about any demands being made especially since he jumps on any chance to make himself look like the victim or attack AVGN.

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    12. Oh yes and we shouldn't discount Irate Gamer's insistent terminology that he was not inspired by AVGN but "100 other guys doing the same thing" before the email leak and his insistence in doing it even after the email leak. You can yell at Mike for leaking a private message but you can't argue that Chris is massive hypocrite; which is ironic because that was the entire point behind the email leakage. How Chris didn't get the memo that blatant plagarism admitted (or backpedaling to how you didn't do it) wasn't okay is beyond me. Chris Bore's plagiarism is so bad that there's no way he'd be able to get through elementary school with the amount of effort he's putting in.

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    13. I ain't defending IG, in fact, I trust him about as much as I trust Mike Matei and Asalieri, which of course means not at all.

      In fact, the only way I'm going to believe what anyone says is if the Nerd himself clears the air, but I doubt he'll get involved in this petty drama.

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  12. And hey, if you want to retire and have someone else take over this blog, you can riff the entire 39 minutes as your sendoff if that's what you want to do.

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  13. There's so much to respond to in this video... My first question is, does anyone remember this "Out-nerd the Nerd" contest?

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    1. Would you happen to know the results?

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    2. Are you joking? He mentions them in the video.

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    3. It's a given that he lost. I was just asking for something more concrete.

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    4. Derek Alexander was the one that won the contest. He's known as the "Happy Video Game Nerd".

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    5. I already knew that. What I meant was a source that details specific placings for all involved (or at least the finalists) if it could be found.

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  14. dan you should make a blog responding to this whole video because there is so much to talk about here and i think you would do a good job at it

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  15. I saw the whole video. The first half of it is actually pretty sincere-sounding. Also the whole "angry game reviewer pecking-order" thing is fairly accurate for the time. The spot where it completely falls apart is when he starts demonizing AVGN, which manages to take up the entire second half of the video.

    I should also point out that there is a major problem with his claim that James has been out to get him. The basis for his argument, how James posted the YouTube message he sent him online, isn't accurate. The YouTube page was run by Mike Matei, and HE'S the one who posted it for the world to see. If he should be mad at anyone, it should be Mike.

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    1. Well according to a video I saw once by Archie(and I saw two years so my memory could be off) Mike doesn't do anything unless James tells him to or at least as far Youtube is concerned.

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    2. and you believe the archfiend?

      CMON, the guy choose his allience with Asa's cult without even admitting it.

      remember the "fuck you AVGN" thingy in Chris Bores.

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    3. No I don't believe him I'm just pointing out what he said once. I could be wrong but I think Archie said this during the time Mike did all that stupid shit involving that bad movie review because Archie acted like James was to blame more than Mike.

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  16. awesome to hear you will be making a blog on the whole video i cant wait

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  17. Lol he's paranoid.

    He can't even get his lies right

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  18. You know I brought this up in my above comment but as Chris really forgotten how Archie screwed him over with that interview(I forgot what it was for). I mean he humiliated him and I'm probably the only one who will this but that was too far because he was a bad video game reviewer at the time, sure he plagiarized but so did other nobodies he didn't dissevered it back than. Sure after everything he's done in the past few years he would deserve it today but not back than. But has Chris forgotten or even forgiven Archie for that, just wow Chris people give you some criticism you hate them forever one guy ruins you and you become best friends with him.

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  19. He wishes his ghost crap was kick started


    I like how he thinks the contest was rigged like his aren't.

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    1. And as you and I both know, there's two posts that prove Bores is lying about his contests...
      http://irategamersucks.blogspot.com/2012/02/contests-are-rigged-plus-other-info.html
      http://irategamersucks.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-irate-gamers-contests-are-still.html

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  20. BTW, didn't Bores bring up the Nerd's existence before-- back in 2011 in his 200th video?

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  21. I really don't want to give the guy views by watching his whine n' cheese, but... wow. Just reading the short summary blows my mind that he actually made that video.

    Definitely looking forward to your overview, Dan!

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  22. Also, has anyone downloaded the video in case he takes it down? This seems like the kind of thing that should be saved for posterity.

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  23. i dont think james should respond to chris at all. he's a internet celebrity, has a family, a great show, and a movie that i hear is pretty good while chris has...ghost hunting. chris is beneath him and responding to him would be a waste of time that he could better use to do what he loves. he will never be the AVGN or angry joe or spoony, or game grumps, or projared, or the complitionist, or the super gaming bros, or the runaway guys. he will just be a big fat never-was and a big fat never-will-be. also, the only other person with any kind of celebrity he knows is the archfiend and all that guy does is bitch about anything to bitch about.

    so james, if you are reading this, you are living the dream. you are the tupac to his soujaboy.

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  24. I just sat through the entire video without interruption, and holy crap does it make me curse my own flesh for not having proper sleep habits. While a great deal of it is pure bullshit like Dan said, it isn't without the occasional poorly digested kernel of half-truth. Notwithstanding, I'm gonna have to watch it again just to point how deep the rabbit hole goes on this one. If I don't make it back, tell my wife I love her.

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  25. No way I'm sitting through the video because I knew it will only just make me angry. But we can all agree on one thing.

    Chris Bores can go fuck himself to hell.

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  26. I swear to god, this dickfaced cockhead is asking for war.

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    1. He'd probably be ok with that since it seems like attention is all he ever wanted. And even hate is attention.

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  27. Even in this video where he's attempting to "come clean", he still is very vague and beats around the bush acting like he's a victim in all this. He only BRIEFLY addressed his mother for example, saying "Yeah, my mom likes to get on YouTube and watch and comment on some of my videos", completely ignoring that her actions damaged Chris's reputation to an unrepairable point.

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    1. He might as well just confessed that he was posing as his mom the entire time. He pretty much has no reputation left to destroy, so why not just come clean with it?

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  28. Also, I don't really believe the stuff he said about James is true. I can't say that it didn't really happen because I don't know, but seeing how Chris likes to bend facts like with how he "owned the host with his facts on ghosts" and how he was the only one given facts on ghosts at the panel discussion, it's very VERY difficult to trust him now.

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  29. Tried to watch IG's new video. Couldn't make it to the 8-minute mark-- it was so freakin' dull!

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  30. Watched the video. A few things that come to mind:

    1. How does he know about that the 'OutNerdtheNerd' contest was rigged? Any concrete evidence to back that up, Bores?

    2. I'm surprised he didn't mention anything the lack of research in his reviews.

    But again, I'm with the people who say that I want to hear James Rolfe's account on this ordeal. It's hard at this moment to determine what Bores says is actually true and false.

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    1. Then again, I don't know if James Rolfe will actually bother to have a say about this. It's likely he'll brush it off his shoulder and ignore it completely. He's never wanted to give Bores any attention, I feel.

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    2. James is just going to do what he's always done: ignore it. It's worked pretty well before, and, after all, why would one concern themselves with a drama king? It isn't worth anyone's time.

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    3. Idle accusations by Chris Bores do not carry enough weight to warrant a response from someone as accomplished as James. And any acknowledgement from him would likely make things worse by making Bores think he's in a 'feud' with James just like the Nostalgia Critic was. Engaging Bores at any level would prove a rabbit hole James wouldn't easily find his way out of.

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    4. @Harrod

      But you forgot one thing, the bores now has the back up of Eric Gaede and his drones pawns Jimmy RandomDCE Thompseth, Onbe176 (one of the traitors) the Archfiend himself, Hellsing920, Game Boob, Bluemagus, Mr Weenie, and other internet scumbags.

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    5. Why did they start supporting Bores? Because of his e-begging "spoof" to make James look bad all because the latter was holding a Kickstarter for his movie? Or because they thought HE (AVGN) did a Kickstarter for a less-buggy version of Cheetahmen II when someone else did it?

      BTW, even if it is giving Eric Gaede and his cult more attention, a quick post about them couldn't hurt... I guess.

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    6. @Kiki

      Wait, is Mr Weenie making more vids on AVGN again, after he private the ones he made mid 2012 to early 2013? And I thought he stopped ranting on Youtubers after being caught doing the same stuff Archfiend and now Gaede is doing (deleting comments and blocking people).

      @Andrew

      And if Eric does make a vid on it, it is most likely the Shadow People will respond to it.

      On a related note, I believe One176 posted this on tumblr a while back:

      http://blackfacekermit.tumblr.com/post/95339527080

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    7. " Or because they thought HE (AVGN) did a Kickstarter for a less-buggy version of Cheetahmen II when someone else did it?"

      I think it is that option. And while I did not like James' endorsing that Cheetahmen kickstarter, I can't blame him if he got paid for it. It's his life.

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  31. If he only makes videos for himself, why bother putting them on the internet? It's not like he's making money off of them these days.

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  32. I wanted to have a look at this burt as soon as I saw that it was monitized I closed the page. If someone has a copy to let me see so I can look at it without giving him add revenue let me know.

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    1. I really don't care if he gets paid since it's YouTube that's paying him.

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    2. With the recap up now I don't think I'd need it but if you still want to send it to me message me. BDbradbury@aol.com

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  34. I think some people need to take a LONG break from YouTube...

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  35. It's amusing that while James currently has a lot of momentum (Monster Madness, the fairly recent premier of his movie, etc), Bores resorts to this, as opposed to making videos that are enjoyable (or at least, not openly petty). Granted, his "Irate Gamer HD/story arc" show was incredibly boring (to put it very, very mildly), but at least at that time, he kept up the illusion of making 'entertaining' videos for his 'fans'. I might've mentioned this before, but it's become even harder to find any legitimate redeeming factor for Bores, as he keeps projecting himself in a much worse light frequently. It certainly doesn't help that he's not respecting his "fans" and does things that alienate them further (as well as scaring away any potential new fans).

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  36. I always had a theory that Bores only got featured because YouTube wanted to promote a new angry reviewer to replace James since he was leaving for Gametrailers. They picked Bores because he was the closest I guess.

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  37. And with no surprise, the Archfiend is defending him in the comments, pretty much being an immature douche like always. Remember when the Archfiend used to be likeable? I don't either. I still wonder how he even still has fans.

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    1. He already made a response video. Haven't watched it yet though.

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    2. It's awfully telling about the company Bores keeps around. They pretty much reflect many negative attributes together.

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    3. BatDan should write articles about the Archfiend and other Youtube douchbags. Anyone else with me?

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    4. No. That's feeding the trolls. They need the response. The one thing I never quite supported about this blog was the overt attention for these unrelated clowns. They don't need any more attention.

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    5. Why I think detailed coverage on Bores is reasonable is because there's a whole variety of his failings. Starting with leeching off success from AVGN, heavy censorship of critical feedback, sockpuppets to boost his sub count and circulate anti-AVGN propaganda, complete lack of video game knowledge + skill, poor handling of his shows on DVD (including the bogus positive review he wrote himself for his Haunted Investigators show), constantly reusing and abusing the same kind of skits/"jokes", the contest scams (especially to boost sub count), his generic presentation style of video games and non-video game stuff, having his mom defend him (Assuming that it IS his real mom, you have to question what a 50+ year old woman is doing with her time), his inability/refusal to improve his flaws, and so on. That's why there's a lot of material for IG parody-makers to use.

      All the rest who are James Rolfe/Doug Walker Haters (and coincidentally, "friends" of Bores), are more or less the same, creating 50 different ways of saying that AVGN or NC are scum. Nothing interesting about them (all one-note hate propaganda), no need to bother with coverage on them.

      For the time it takes to watch Bores' 39 minute video, I found it much more worthwhile and enjoyable to watch spida1a's latest 3 Turbografx-16 game reviews instead. Bucci shows a lot of care, effort, and attention to provide entertaining and interesting game videos. His fans acknowledge the work he puts in his videos, and enjoy it as a result. Bores could learn a lot from spida1a. Turbo Views is a good example of video game reviews done right.

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    6. Eh, you're probably right. Though the Archfiend isn't a troll, he probably isn't worth it, anyway.

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    7. Look at the kind of company a popular gamer/reviewer keeps, and the kind that Bores keeps around. The friends/associates/affiliates of such popular (and legitimate) gamers who hang out together have fun when on video. They may not be perfect, they may act like goof-balls, but at least they show they enjoy themselves and reflect that fun onto their fans. With Bores and associates, there's no sense of light-hearted fun for the fans, only contempt towards the community.

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  38. That video was so full of shit. I can't wait to see BatDan pick this apart.

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  39. Why does Bores even think he is still relevant? He basically just repeated what he said on that Radio Show years ago. I'm not buying it that he has fans and he is such an egotistical prick to bring up subscriber counts and YouTube front page stuff from 2007. I don't think anybody cares except Chris that his videos made it to YouTube front page in 2007. And he is completely delusional to think that makes him better than James. He has never been genuine about anything and he has never had genuine fans or respect. The only reason why people watch his material is because it's so bad it's good.

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  40. Another thing I would like to mention is that he brings up Subscriber counts and page views like he has them memorized and is obsessed with them. I don't think James gives a shit about that stuff. It's not a competition and again, nobody but you cares Bores.

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  41. Here is a couple of comments from Chris Bores:

    "Since when is an observation constitute being an obsession? It's not like Krataskull or I made an Batdannightsucks blog. LOL Our observations have come to hold the truth as if you check out Batty's blog you will see him digging in his heels along with the rest of those losers when not one of them even watched IG's response video to give a fair and unbiased account of the actual things that Chris Bores even talked about. Old habits die hard and Batty & company will forever live in a state of raging anger and no amount of any of us observing their convoluted opinions will change that. It's hell being them and thankfully we will never have to walk in their shoes! :D"

    and the other:

    "In my world the opposite of LOVE is hate, maybe in your world, not so much? The fact that I find those losers amusing seems to cause you distress, why I have no idea? The fact that they are such a small, minor, few, no-lives makes it even more amusing to observe their lack of reality based opinions. I call that the, "clucking of angry hens" as that's really how it comes across to the viewer, such as myself and Krataskull. Not to mention how they try desperately to gain more followers but instead are forced into making sock accounts to make it look like so many others agree with their insanity. If you don't find that hilarious, I don't know what is, to you? As long as people like Arch, Asa, and a few others make video's calling that silly blog out, I will be making comments on their findings now and again, and then back to making family and friends comments as usual :D I really don't feel like I need anyone's approval on what I decide to post, but thanks for your input :)~"

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    1. "Our observations have come to hold the truth as if you check out Batty's blog you will see him digging in his heels along with the rest of those losers when not one of them even watched IG's response video to give a fair and unbiased account of the actual things that Chris Bores even talked about."

      Really? Calling you out on things you do and say seems pretty fair and unbiased. What makes you think we haven't watched your video?

      "The fact that they are such a small, minor, few, no-lives makes it even more amusing to observe their lack of reality based opinions."

      I could say the exact same thing about the Archfiend and the rest of your fanboys. It seems like he hasn't even read the blog, or is just in denial.

      "Not to mention how they try desperately to gain more followers but instead are forced into making sock accounts to make it look like so many others agree with their insanity."

      Christ, the hypocrisy is astounding. Would you listen to yourself at least for once?

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    2. I would say that Chris' thoughs on people who are on this blog is bad for my depression but than I feel like like I'm abusing myself, also I would I be on Chris' level of bullshit.

      And again to repeat myself why is Chris and Archie so close now? He RUINED him by sabotaging that interview why is he not brother by it he made such a big deal the day what is wrong with.

      Chris I said this before and I say it again "Grow up" you're not that old you can help yourself don't turn into some middleage loser who clings onto to irrelevant things and gets into fights with kids. My god man think of your health.

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    3. I doubt that it was Archfiend's response that got him into replying to him, but more of the lines that his affiliation with Asalieri did. Hell, Irate Gamer plugs Asalieri in his video, someone who really doesn't deserve any sort of attention (and is a bigger hack than he is).

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    4. Accusing us of making sock puppets, Bores? Like you're one to talk. Drop the ladybuggin persona and give up.

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  42. If Chris thinks this video is going to give him more respect, he won't be getting anymore from me, in fact, less.

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    1. Bores doesn't understand why his viewers don't respect him is because he shows none in return. Besides the fact that he ignores opinions of his critics, he also ignores his fans who want to see more Irate Gamer reviews. I've mentioned this before: I don't think Irate Gamer's reviews are particularly good, but I can still respect him if he was more open-minded, mature, and receptive to fans and other viewers. (He can use the critiques in this entire blog as a resource for improvement instead of blindly associating it as hate-propaganda) The way he continues to act and respond, makes it VERY VERY difficult for anyone to like him, even when giving him the widest range of leeway. The only "fans" who give him 100% support (like his "friends" for instance) are the same kind who are ignorant and unable to show respect themselves.

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  43. One thing that does drive me far away from Chris Bores was him plugging Asalieri, that guy really doesn't deserve anymore attention.

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  44. Has anyone seen Bores' Socialblade recently? Today, he lost 21,982 subscribers. Ouch.

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    1. Isn't that like 2x as much as he supposely gained overnight years ago?

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    2. Are you sure it's the loss of 21,982 subscribers? I've taken a look at the page myself just now. The column for subscribers showed no change in those listed days, staying at 145,655. The negative 21,892 looks like it's under the column for changes in Video Views. I could be wrong, of course; how I'm reading those statistics might be because of browser misalignment or something.

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    3. I think because Chris hidden the number of subscriptions, it's actually affected Socialblade. We can no longer tell what his real number of subscribers are now.

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    4. Ah, looking back on it that number was indeed video views. My bad.

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  45. Is it wrong for me to say that James Rolfe is the equivalent of Jerry Lewis' character from the King of Comedy, and that Chris Bores is the equivalent to Robert De Niro's character from the same film? That's basically what it feels like to me right now.

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  46. Mob mentality is a wonderful thing isn't it? Honestly Bores we both know the only reason you are still around to do this video. A few comments here agreeing with you and a few comments elsewhere and mob mentality is an absolute bitch to get rid of. For those that don't know mob mentality is the process whereby people are influence to act in certain ways. In essence it is the purest form of group think. All it takes sometimes is just a few people and slowly the minority grows until it becomes the majority and the rest are silenced.

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      James is getting a bad rap lately because a number of well known YouTube celebrities are pouring out false accusations about James Rolfe being a ripoff for a number of reasons.

      But looking at his website statistics on socialblade & worthofweb compared to Chris' I don't think he has anything to worry about. Hopefully Chris will continue to lose viewers and Subscribers and eventually disappear into oblivion.

      I used to enjoy his videos because of the so bad it's good quality, but now after him posting that video I don't even want him to exist on the internet anymore. Now that Chris is trying to claim that James was stealing ideas from him and he was the one scamming people and harassing Chris, he just crossed the line and he crossed it so far I hope armake21 comes back to put his foot up his ass verbally like he did in his rant years ago.

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    3. Technically, armake21 never left. He still makes videos under the account, "TheWaste0Time." A while back he made a video where he wanted to explain why he doesn't want to make video reviews until he spots a comment from an Irate Gamer troll. The response has to be seen to be believed.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO87OGMQZHQ&list=UU53V9PnRCL7YyBZ2BPWEWaQ

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  47. His story of "YouTube isn't the same anymore" doesn't hold up too well when the AVGN's channel has shown consistent, sustained growth while Bores and Archfiend, both YT partners for years, have seemingly plateaued and are dropping off the radar. That, to me, explains the hostility towards James.

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  48. I like how he doesn't hold the same standards for himself to the ones he's criticizing. Every single point he's made, he's been guilty of...but he glosses over that and plays the victim.

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  49. Yeah, almost everybody over on the YouTube comments of that page seems to be ignoring that right now. This material he is delivering isn't even new. He has been saying this crap for years. He is accusing James of basically ignoring him and not respecting him (which is actually Mike Matie) and people are feeling sorry for him (poor him). Why should James acknowledge him? People are all of the sudden feeling sorry for Chris and hating on AVGN. I can understand not liking his movie and some new recent episodes, but I don't get it.

    Chris has tried this crap before and it didn't work, but this time it seems to be working as a lot of old time haters are now coming around to respect him. Even Save State Gamer? WTF? Has hell froze over?

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    1. Not to sound bias or anything, but how many of those guys that are joining Irate Gamer's side are also fans of either/both Asalieri and Archfiend? Would they still join his side if he told this story, but wasn't affiliated with either of those two?

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    2. Possibly but the odds are quite low given that most people who choose to side with Irate Gamer tend to do so using evidence Asalieri or Archfiend fabricated. It is theoretically possible though but its also more likely that anyone simply given their own reasoning would just pick to tell irate gamer to GTFO.

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    3. "Not to sound bias or anything, but how many of those guys that are joining Irate Gamer's side are also fans of either/both Asalieri and Archfiend?"

      Everything's a conspiracy, huh?

      For the record, I've been on good terms with Chris for years now. This video, I feel, was long overdue, but it's by no means the catalyst for a change of heart. The commentaries I posted around three years ago should lay that to rest.

      And if you'd like to lump me into a scheming cabal, at least do it with people I actually associate with. I haven't spoken in any form with Asalieri in quite a few years, and I've always seen Archfiend as an idiotic douche.

      Those two guys don't hate something that I also don't hate. I appreciate the suggestion that I wouldn't be able to come to my own opinion on something, but in this case, somehow I managed it. Thanks!

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    4. Well he wasn't singling you out personally, but still good to know you're one of the few people who can do that (which is really good actually)... unless of course you've got evidence that a-lot of people who hate AVGN but like/don't hate Irate gamer came to it on their own. Because that would be awesome!

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    5. Fair play, MKU, certainly. I apologize. I saw myself singled out...but then I responded to a comment from someone else. That was silly on my part, and I apologize. The facts of my post remain, but, yeah, that was slightly uncalled for. My bad.

      Just to clear one more thing up...I don't hate the AVGN at all. I still think he's worth watching, even if I do agree the quality has slipped a bit. I just don't want anyone to think I lost respect for James as I gained it for Chris. That wouldn't be true. They may not like each other, but I have no problem with either of them.

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    6. Yeah it shame that most of the people who choose to hate AVGN (or at least the very vocal ones) tend to so just so they can say Chris is the better man. I don't understand why they think its necessary to be pro-IG to be anti-AVGN. Great to see rational people on the concept of AVGN's decline in quality, especially after certain "other" people decided to just be sensationalist with it.

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    7. Also before take that the wrong way, I'm not saying you hate AVGN. You said you don't like him so essentially that's still a lot different from the immature people who do things like make the short-lived and hilariously operated AVGN-sucks blog (it exists!).

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    8. You might be mistaken...I actually like the AVGN. As I mentioned above, yeah, I believe the quality has slipped, but I unquestionably still enjoy him. I've got nothing but respect for James himself.

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    9. @phil
      Then why were you taking issue with what okin said? He was referring to people who were helping Irate Gamer harass AVGN. For some reason people who want to feel sorry for Irate Gamer do it by being hostile to AVGN. That's what he was referring to.

      Oh well this all just one big misunderstanding at this point.

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    10. Probably. The original post mentioning me is what made me chime in. At no point did I mean to imply that James had slipped in my estimation at all, so I apologize if the very fact that I DID reply confused the issue.

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  50. I honestly forget how i discovered the irate gamer. I think it was on the side bar after watching an AVGN video ironically. After reading so many hateful comments in his videos, i was bored one night and literally just googled "irate gamer sucks" and that's how i found this blog.

    It is hard to write this without seeming like a white knight, so let me just clarify this. I do not think Chris Bores OR James Rolfe are funny in any way shape or form. I would usually watch an AVGN review, then watch an Irate Gamer review to see if there were differences in review points. I always found both of their jokes extremely immature (especially the cringe worthy AVGN intro).

    I'm sure i will get ALOT of hate for this comment, but something that was posted in particular really drew my eye and stuck with me.

    "It's awfully telling about the company Bores keeps around. They pretty much reflect many negative attributes together."

    Isn't that exactly what this blog and the people who comment on posts do? I have always been confused about why people cant wrap their head around not necessarily LIKING two reviewers of similar nature, but just watching them. Why cant i watch both?

    Where is the blog about all the PewDiePie ripoffs? Certainly that is more relevant than Chris Bores, what with all the 50 million lets play youtube celebrities nowadays. I am not denying the things that has garnered negative attention for this man, but i do agree with one thing that was said in Archfiends video. Its been 8 fucking years people. He doesn't even make Irate Gamer videos anymore. He makes Skylanders videos. He has moved on, and i think you people should too.

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    1. I'll be honest I don't get why this blog was made in the first place(other than Batdan being bored) because when Chris first started he was harmless for the most part. It's now days where he shines as a complete douche, like saying people who commit suicide go to Hell.

      Oh and Archfiend has some to talk about this blog when he(to repeat myself for the third time) personally sabotage Chris with an interview making Chris look like a fool. Also funny enough I first came across Chris after watching a video by BigAl(boy takes me back) back in 2008, than I came across this blog two months after I stopped watching Chris...in 2012, why yes I did watch Chris for four years(fuck that's sad).

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    2. I also admit I sometimes find people too negative on this blog, I only stuck to this blog because I got a laugh at bad Chris videos were and how well Batdan broke them down. But now days there are so few videos so what's the point?

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    3. ""It's awfully telling about the company Bores keeps around. They pretty much reflect many negative attributes together."

      Isn't that exactly what this blog and the people who comment on posts do?"

      Depends, exactly what kind of negative attributes are being displayed here? And of those attributes, how do they compare to Chris and his jolly band of liars?

      There isn't any censorship occurring here, at least that I'm aware of. We do call out members for death threats and we don't encourage hate speech. Expressing displeasure is not hate speech. Unless the review directly steals AVGN material, AVGN is not even mentioned during a review or discussion of Irate Gamer episode. The only reason why AVGN continues to be mentioned in the articles or the comment section is because Chris keeps dragging AVGN into this. I can understand if you want to raise concerns of an echo chamber or groupthink but quite frankly I don't see anything even when doing a full check for such things.

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  51. You HAVE to make a post about this. I was thinking about doing my own perspective on this, but I can't stomach this shit.

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  52. The word 'disingenuous' was made for this phoney turd of a Youtube 'celebrity'.

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  53. The funny thing about the irate gamer, is how much of an artifact he is in terms of gaming videos. He now feels like a relic from that first wave of youtube game reviewers, (which began with AVGN) and he hasn't moved or evolved much since then. Since bores debuted, we've had another wave of YT game reviewers, (which began jontron) which has had people like Peanut Butter Gamer, Caddicarus, brutalmoose, etc.. Also, people like totalbiscuit, whose WTF is... videos strattle the line between let's plays and reviews, as well as video game analyzers like the Jimquisition, Errant Signal, and Super Bunnyhop. Through ALL of that, most of the first wave has stopped making videos, (Like Armake21) or moved on to make different videos. Bores hasn't. Although he's tried to do the latter with the toy videos and Skylanders, he's (somehow) still doing that same kind of video review from 2007.

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  54. I'm gonna copy/paste what I commented on his video because I've no shame and I mean to comment here what I said there. Keep in mind I was trying to keep it civil, since as much as I don't like Bores' content, it's still no reason to attack him, and I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt, even if he has done some... questionable things before(The Sonic Generations fiasco, the Jewario comment, etc.)
    Personal Opinion: Could this have, maybe, been a case of misunderstanding?
    I am a fan of James, so I naturally sides towards him, but here is why:
    A)"Then I later found out the contest was rigged and James surely had a hand at picking the winner" This seems to be you being angry at not having won. People hyped you up "You totally gonna win", but they chose someone else. Someone could've told Chris "It was totally rigged, I bet James picked the winner" and he took it at face value. By the by, I don't know which Happy Video Game Nerd video won, but he is awesome, I could see how he could've won legitimately.

    B) The letter thing is Mike Mattei's fault, not James. Regardless, either I didn't understand correctly or Chris contradicted himself. First he said that the AVGN didn't write back, and then he says he did? And he mentions a set of demands, with no proof. It seems fairly out-of-character for James(As far as how we "know" him online), I'm not saying Chris is lying, just that there's no proof, maybe James said something like "Just don't claim to be the original" but Irate Gamer took it the wrong way?

    C) I felt there were some contradictions, first IG states that the similar jokes were due to him trying to "outnerd" the nerd for the contest.... but the letter said that the similarities were purely accidental. And the reason Mike posted the letter was because "He said he would view and review AVGN's videos to make sure that didn't happen again", and the next video he released(The TMNT one?) was filled with similarities, and that's the reason he posted the letter. Or so he says.

    D) The Pewdiepie comparison isn't really fair. Firstly, the "For someone so concerned about copying...", James is only "concerned" about copies according to IG's side of the story, James has never cared about the other angry reviewers. And "James and Mike plays" are very different from Pewdiepie's videos, Pewdiepie's are heavily edited, James and Mike's aren't, Pewdiepie tries to be funny by screaming at the camera while James and Mike casually talk over the game, different games, James and Mike do Retro games while Pewdiepie does Modern games. As Chris said it himself, his first videos were VERY similar to AVGN's, it's a totally different scenario. But I will admit that "James and Mike plays" is part of this new wave of "Let's Play" that everybody and their dogs are doing now. Because we really need more of those.

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    1. Speaking of PewDiePie...
      http://news.yahoo.com/pewdiepie-might-leave-disney-start-210200054.html

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    2. Can anyone explain to me what this 'Outnerd the nerd' contest is about? And why Bores is bitching and whining about himself not winning?

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    3. Seems it was a contest Gametrailers held where you had to make a video in the same style or something? THat's what I could gather from Bores' words.

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  55. And that's why he's so full of shit.

    He can't even get his lies right.

    He should at least have scripted it so he could lie without fucking up.

    But it's Bores, even he can't research his own lies.

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  56. At least he said "frustrating" correctly in this video.

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  57. I noticed an erro in his video: He says that he announced that he was gonna do the Magnavox Odyseey at the end of part 1 of the History of Video Games series, and then james did the Odyseey because of that. Except that the AVGN video with the Odyseey originally premiered on GameTrailers on April 21st, 2009. Bores' first History of Video Games video was released on May 9th, 2009.

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  58. Hey wait didn't Irate Gamer make a claim that AVGN hacked the youtube creation date to make it look like AVGN's account was made before Irate Gamer? I'm pretty sure he did.

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    1. You are correct, he did claim that in the past. Which makes his current claim even harder to believe. For whatever reason, this guy REALLY seems to hate James.

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    2. He's Jealous. I mean look at him, he's like an envious shadow to James. Always trying to out-due him, but always falls flat on his face

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  59. Wait, he compare 'James and Mike Plays' with PewDiePie's 'Let's Play' videos? Wow. That's a fucking stupid comparison to make there, Bores.

    PewDiePie's videos is mostly showing himself at the top corner of the video, shouting and making sex jokes while playing modern horror games. James and Mike on the other hand are just talking casually while playing old video games. That's a difference between the two styles Bores. Are you really that fucking blind?

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  60. "Chris Bore's plagiarism is so bad that there's no way he'd be able to get through elementary school with the amount of effort he's putting in."

    I've sort of brought this up before, but it'd be intriguing to know what Bores was like in his childhood. If there's anybody reading this blog who knew Bores in elementary or high school, or even college (if he ever went), and isn't afraid to come forward and give us insight on him, that'd be great.

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    1. I met a guy who knew him in middle and high school. I invited him to comment on this blog, but that was years ago.
      The stories were about what you'd expect of young Bores. The only proof he had that they knew each other was some old pictures.
      One of the more off-the-wall stories of Bores dating his own cousin turned out to be true, though the cousin wasn't as closely related as assumed.

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  61. And back to gamergate news. A dell employee has made another attempt to compare gamergate with ISIS and misogyny... because its A-Okay to act like a manchild. How did this many manchildren get into gaming corporations?

    In addition a full analysis was written on a possible reason why gamergate has grown so much

    http://unprofessionalportfolio.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/an-issue-with-agendas/

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  62. I don't really see Archfiend as "untrustworthy", I personally see him as naive. I know that his opinions on IG hasn't changed since he's not removing those videos/blogs on him., but taking sides with Bores just to spite Mike/James is not really a way to go.

    Especially since Bores is currently associated with Asalieri. An attention whore who feeds off this drama, who deserves no attention, and is much of a hack as Bores is if not worst.

    Funny thing is, Asalieri's the one who's responsible for nearly getting Archfiend in a pointless drama war with Linkara when he did the "Let the Ads Play" video, just because their names are similar.

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    1. Granted I don't like Mike as well, but I'm not going to take sides with some carbon copy of AVGN just to "criticize" him or James.

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    2. Archie is a hypocritical prick but that doesn't James any less of a bad person.

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  63. At least The Irate Gamer isn't an E beggar like James and Mike "The Coward" Matei.

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    1. Yeah I know, Chris just expects people to send him stuff for free while AVGN promises to make content out of the funding received. AVGN is such an asshole for trying to have reciprocal interactions with his fanbase.

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    2. He doesn't give a damn about his fans either. He takes money from them. He's no better than Smosh.

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    3. Yeah and people who work jobs get paid by their employer. Fucking assholes.

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    4. Don't see your point. There's earning money, and then there's patheticly asking for money.

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    5. Yeah and the income from a job is being paid to render (or for having rendered) a service.

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    6. Obvious troll is fraught with obviousness.

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    7. I'm not trolling, I really don't respect James. Especially with that whole Cheetahmen II fiasco two years ago. He's a crook, he doesn't care about his fans.

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    8. You never met the guy. For all you know, he could be a very nice guy. (same goes for me as well) Oh, and did you forget about DealDash? It was a two-in-one deal. (it was a scam and e-begging)

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  64. Oh geez, the comment system's reply button isn't working right now

    @Jordan
    You might want to find more evidence of James being a crook aside from citing a single, very overblown scenario. I mean seriously, its cheetahmen fucking 2, anyone who paid money to that knew what they were getting. It doesn't even matter if AVGN got paid for his cameo, we're not the IRS and whether or not he got paid doesn't really relevance to his motives anyway.

    Let it go already, unless of course you're trying to say that AVGN is doing another stupid cameo plugging a product that is terrible.
    http://youtu.be/Cuebj4kVOy4?t=1m8s

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    1. To this day I don't understand what the deal was about Cheetahmen II. He got paid to do an add, big deal. James didn't go to your house and demand you give your money to the guy, he just did a fun add for a kickstarter.

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    2. Ignore Jordan. i seen a few comments of his. He hate Austic people and considere them Cancers of Society

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