Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Year End List: Top 10 Worst IG Moments of 2014

2014 has come to a close, it sucked, let’s talk about it.
Sorry, but 2014 was a really dumb year. It feels like this is the year where everyone started taking crazy pills, or maybe it was me. It all feels wrong…

Chris’ output this year was a deluge of Skylanders and ghost garbage. I’m surprised I was able to find 10 moments. But here we are, the Worst Moments of 2014.

10. Orwellion editing, no longer reserved for North Ko-*censored*

I’d like to thank NES Boy for reminding me this happened. Otherwise, it would have been 9.

Back in February, Chris posted a picture on his site of an ocean wave that looks like it has a face. It was pointless, just like 98% of his site content (GotGame gave server space to him to post video game news and show updates, which he never does).
However, one person had enough of the random nonsense and let Chris know how he felt. A user by the name of Archon wrote “NO ONE FUCKING CARES Dear lord, post some fucking INTERESTING, not random shit that’s shit.” While harsh and redundant, it is quite accurate.
You can read the comment here.

Soon, something happened. Instead of deleting the comment (as he normally does), Chris CHANGED it, to make it positive. “this is interesting!” the comment now said.
You can read that here.

Chris, you barely get comments on your site as it is. Maybe you should take what you get, and not scare everyone off with the possibility of censorship. Hell, the last time someone commented on your site was on November 20th. Maybe do something to bring more people over, rather than push them away.

9. History out of fucking nowhere!

I’d say this moment was a surprise to everyone. After 32 months of nothing (well, not nothing, there was “remastered” episodes and a DVD), the newest History of Video Games came out. … It still blows.
Very little history is actually discussed, pushed aside in favor of (poorly) reviewing the Atari VCS launch titles with more annoying random sketches that should not belong in a “documentary.” Why am I seeing Mr. Magoo and the Count from Sesame Street? I also want to mention again that Chris did the Three Stooges routine by himself. His inability (or refusal) to get other people in his videos has reached 90 levels of sad.

8. What kind of E3 coverage was that?!

GotGame took Bores to E3 again. Okay, either he’s providing them drugs, or he’s screwing someone on the team, because I don’t understand how or why they keep him around. He gives no content to their site, and barely uses the blog they gave him for actual information.

Somehow, his coverage reached a new level of “what the hell am I watching?” The game selection was odd this year, looking at The Evil Within and Dragon Age Inquisition (the latter he admits he only looked at because “it looked cool”). Praising Hyrule Warriors as a “great new direction for the series” (never mind that it was a spin-off!), praising Sonic Boom period (how?! Everyone could see it was bad!), randomly switching between coverage at the show and filming at his house (consistency?), not a single mention of Super Smash Bros for Wii U, and of course, PILES of Skylanders.
There was even a video that was nothing but an empty convention hall. As one of the video’s comments said, a good analogy for his content.

The strangest part to me was Chris crying that he wouldn’t be able to play the new Gauntlet because he doesn’t have Steam. Even though I’ve heard evidence to the contrary. Just fucking download it Chris, it’s not hard. Surely with all the editing you do, you should have a PC that can run the game.

7. Jumping on the face-cam bandwagon

IG Neo was surprisingly anemic this year. Only two videos. Again, I ask why GotGame keeps him around.
The first one about Lego Marvel Superheroes was boring, and said nothing interesting about the game. However, the second one looked like Chris’ attempt at a “new direction”. When looking at South Park: The Stick of Truth, he put on a face-cam a/la PewDiePie and showed his reactions. But even he screwed this up as all he did was laugh at the jokes, no commentary or stupid over-the-top reactions that people like Marikiplier and PDP are known for, hell any thoughts were done with post-commentary. Making me wonder what the point of the face-cam was, oh right bandwagon.

Hell, he barely played the game, only getting like an hour in before saying “that’s good enough”. He opens the game on camera! Who does that for a “review”? I’d say this was a “new direction”, but he never made anymore videos to solidify this. Stick of Truth is a great game, and deserves way more respect than the quarter-assed attempt Bores gave. Speaking of deserving better.

6. What is with the cereal mascot fetish?

Of all of Chris’ main shows, I Rate the 80s saw the most content. Three whole videos! The latter two videos about “McDonalds Changeables” and “Looney Tunes Baseball Comic Cards” were completely boring, covering things nobody cares about with terrible random humor all over. The “worst moment” honor goes to his video on General Mills’ Monster Cereals. Posted months after Halloween, this near 8-minute exercise in mental torture shows Bores splooging random references all over with no rhyme or reason. With animated versions of the mascots appearing and Bores giving them terrible impressions. Ending on a terrible gag involving a Ronnie the Skeleton cereal.

There are ways to honor these characters, and Bores did it all completely wrong. Despite what he thinks, he’s not an authority on the 80s. I know he wants to be VH1 so bad, but it’s not going to happen.

5. How can anybody take “ghost hunting” seriously?

Maybe “hunting” is the wrong word. From what I’m told, ghost hunting mostly involves disproving if an area is haunted. What Chris is trying to claim is that he “speaks” to ghosts, that he knows how to “communicate” with them. Which is a load of bullcrap.
It doesn’t help that his way of presenting all this is through the filter of a shitty reality TV show, at least an attempted one. You can tell he wants this on TV so bad.

I mean, how can anyone take this seriously? He has to be a joke in the paranormal community right? What gets me are the people in the comments saying it’s “interesting”, and one parent saying it scared his kids. First of all, you shouldn’t allow your kids to be watching Chris Bores’ videos, have them watch good entertainment like Gravity Falls. Second, THIS is scary? Even going by the philosophy of “what you don‘t see is scarier than what you do see”, this was less than nothing, this was non-existent, there was nothing to indicate it was scary.

I’m still hoping for someone to buy his ghost DVDs and riff them, because what he posted was comedy gold.

4. There was a separate Skylanders channel?

Chris’ Skylander obsession still exists, what a shock. It’s going to exist next year too, as long as people keep buying this crap and Activision keeps him on their *ahem* payroll.
Like last year he even attempted comedy videos, this time “Rejected Skylander Ideas” which were unfunny ideas he came up with (he didn’t even blame it on his girlfriend’s kids).

However, the highlight came from when he actually opened a second channel exclusively for his Skylanders content. Something I approved of greatly as I and many others didn’t want to see that crap anymore. … Then he fucked it up. Not even a month into the channel’s inception, he gives it up. Goes back to posting more Skylanders shit on his main channel. He gave all these excuses like “YouTube’s too different” “It doesn’t make sense” Wah wah wah. No, the real reason is that you barely got subscribers and views, showing that very little of your already dwindling fan base actually cares for your plastic obsession. Well, that and you didn’t fucking promote it! Gee, it’s almost like if you don’t advertise something, it’s going to fail.

To this day, people still tell him to stop with the Skylanders, and Chris just shuts his eyes, covers his ears and sings as loudly as possible to drown out any and all criticism. Enjoy your bubble, it’s going to burst hard.

Oh and why won’t he talk about Amiibo? Those are better!
According to a Facebook comment, he said “kids will like it”. …. Does Bores not understand the hypocrisy of dismissing something as “for kids” when he won’t shut the fuck up about Skylanders?
He also put up a blog post about a misprint Samus Amiibo selling for $2,500. That seems to be the most we’re going to get from Chris about that… though he probably isn’t interested because Nintendo won’t give him free stuff like Activision does. How sad.

3. The “movie” comes to an end in the dumbest way possible.

The Irate Gamer storyline ended this year. Took three and a half years and it accomplished… utter nonsense. I’ve gone over how this “movie” makes no sense before, so I‘ll attempt to keep this brief. This year saw the final two parts, both involving Mighty Morphin Power Rangers games. He ended everything with recycled Power Rangers footage (which I still don’t believe is a satire on how PR is recycled Sentai footage, Bores is not that smart) and as usual, terrible reviews.
The final part also had “cameos”, but only like 6 people actually agreed to appear so the rest were all action figures, video game sprites, and Bores in different costumes. As well as a notable contrarian hypocrite screaming “fuck you AVGN”.
Bores claimed he asked every reviewer he knew, but if that was the turnout… I’ll get more into that in a bit.

I also noticed something recently. Bores thinks really highly of his own writing. You know the bit at the end with the giant HAL-bot falling into Hell and how that made no sense? Apparently, Bores “foreshadowed” that with the line “Let’s send this thing to Hell”. He mentioned this in his “making of“ video. Chris, cliché lines do not count as foreshadowing. Nobody is going to look at that final scene and think “Ooh now it makes sense”, that’s not how foreshadowing works. You sure you took a writing course in college? Man, I can’t imagine how The Dark Chapters would have turned out.

Chris claims this was the final episode (which is odd as the end of the video had him promise he would “keep on reviewing”) and that he retired. Or he’s just on break to focus on History of Video Games. I don’t know, he never keeps his story straight! Of course, Bores is too blind to notice that PEOPLE KEEP ASKING FOR THESE REVIEWS! They don’t want Skylanders, they want old games. In one ear and out the other…

Though I did take solace that Bores could never release this on DVD due to all the copyrighted footage. … Oh wait.

2. DVDs full of copyrighted footage

Somehow, Bores didn’t learn a damn thing the last time he did this. All the way back in 2007 with Back to the Future footage.
Did Bores think that Power Rangers wasn’t owned by anyone? Because it’s owned by at least two different companies (Toei Entertainment and Saban Brands). The only reason Bores hasn’t lost everything to lawsuits is that he’s nothing. He’s probably making nothing on these DVDs and isn’t seen as a threat to these multi-billion dollar (and yen) corporations.

Could Bores not make original Megazords for this? It’s not like he can’t do the “giant” effect, that was the whole point of the giant HAL-bot. It looked like shit yes, but it wasn’t recycled footage.
I’d say report Chris, but it won’t do anything.

1. The “Opening Up” video

The damned attempting one last escape from internet purgatory.
In a supposed response to TheArchfiend (the above mentioned contrarian hypocrite), Bores made a 39 minute video talking about his “career” on YouTube. Most of it was Bores playing the victim card to the “big bad bully James Rolfe”, all without providing a shred of evidence to what he’s saying. All those e-mails, all that proof, we’re just meant to take his word for it.
I don’t know what’s more disgusting, Bores playing the victim in what’s obviously a plea for fans, or the YouTube public swallowing that shit whole without taking a second thought. While some people in the comments have called out his lies and asked for proof, they seem to be in the minority compared to all the fools that fell for this hook, line, and seeker.

Another thing this video shows me is how stuck in the past Chris really is. He mentions all these old reviewers that retired or disappeared, and speaks of them like they’re still new. If these were the people he asked to cameo in his “grand finale”, it’s no wonder he only got 6 people.

There’s also all the lies he gave to try and discredit James. Many about the release dates of his videos. He also got angry that nobody called out James for being a “PewDiePie rip-off”, showing how deep in his bubble he is if he learned about Let’s Plays from PDP. Never mind his use of face-cam in the Stick of Truth video… WAIT A MINUTE!

The video was a lot of “I’m good guy, seriously, just ask these guys that used to hate me and but now love me because I’m too stupid to notice their agenda”. And it worked, it was one of the highest viewed videos of the year (beaten by Skylanders and that one Minecraft toy video).

And that’s the list! I’m surprised that I was able to get more moments than last year, even though most of it was fucking Skylanders.
What will 2015 bring? Will Chris realize his mistake and “un-retire” IG? Will he realize trying to talk to ghosts is nonsense? Will-





No… It’s not over. There’s still one more thing I need to discuss.

0. Disrespecting Justin “JewWario” Carmical

In January of this year, the gaming community lost a wonderful man. Justin Carmical AKA JewWario was said to be one of the nicest guys, who wanted nothing more than to show his love of Japanese video games to the world. When the news of his passing came, the internet was deeply saddened. 

When someone told Chris the news… his remarks were absolutely deplorable.
Justin took his own life, whatever your opinions on suicide are, it’s best to be mindful of the victim and their families.
SOMEBODY DIDN’T TELL BORES THIS! Instead when learning the news, he remarks that he never heard of him (which isn’t a surprise given how cut off he is from the internet) but that Justin will “suffer in the afterlife because he didn’t go on his intended path”. He’s basically saying he will burn in Hell. What the fuck is wrong with you?! It doesn’t matter if you knew the guy or not, you don’t talk like that. Especially on a public place like Facebook where people can screen-cap the image and spread it around.
At no point has Chris personally apologized for his comments, and likely won’t because he’s too thick to notice or care.

I put this at 0 because of how absolutely disgusting this was. It only shows that for all the claims of being a religious, spiritual person, Chris Bores truly is a scumbag. That is why I keep doing, what I’m doing.


And that is the real end of the list. Did you have any stand-out moments? What do you think 2015 will bring?
All we know so far is that in January, Chris will appear on a reality TV show. Still no word on which one. Plus, more fucking Skylanders because what else. Supposedly more History of Video Games, but that’s such a joke at this point. I know Chris likes to think he’s this big “educational informative entertainer”, but the fact he gets information wrong combined with the unfunny random humor, it all adds up to a career of nothingness that nobody will take seriously.

See you next year!

108 comments:

  1. 2015 will bring nothing...because he's a lazy scumbag.

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  2. Don't think we're going to see much in 2015 from Chris. I think at this point he has moved on. As far as the reality TV show, I know it can't be The Apprentice.

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    1. TBH, he doesn't even meet today's very loose definition of "celebrity".

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  3. All this year has really showed us is that CB only cares about toys and showing off that he has more then he thinks everyone else. Why else would he complain about people selling the rare ones that he wants on E-Bay at elevated prices?

    He's not even the good kind of collector that enjoys collecting but the kind that tries to be a completionist then gloats about the ones he thinks no one else can have. It's fine to buy things because you enjoy it but no one wants to see someone bragging about his collection is better then everyone else's.

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  4. This was a great Year End list, BatDan! It seems like you hit all of the major events. Congrats! As for me, I also don't know what 2015 will bring when it comes to the Bores. At this point, it's anyone's guess what to expect from him. Besides Skylanders, Pursuit of the Paranormal, and History of Video Games, the sky is the limit for what Bores could do.
    Speaking of Skylanders and its toy-based concept, I am also surprised that he didn't mention Amiibo besides that one Facebook comment about how "kids will love it" and a post on his website about a $2,500 Samus Aran figure. Owing to how I received a Wii U as a Christmas present this month, I've had a chance to try out Amiibo (I only have two, Yoshi and Kirby, but I'm satisfied) and they work like a charm. Not only do they perform very well in Smash Bros. by being able to level up by fighting alongside you while also earning gold, trophies, and gear that can allow you to upgrade them and, in a sense, make them stronger, they also have shown potential for games like Mario Kart 8 as well as upcoming titles like Yoshi's Woolly World and Mario Party 10. Plus, they'll even prove to be available sometime in the near future for 3DS owners. In my opinion, they have a lot more potential and future possibilities than Activision's (current) cash cow known as Skylanders.
    Well, I don't want to rant longer than I have to. Have a Happy New Year everyone, and good luck continuing to debunk Bores in 2015, BatDan!

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  5. BatDan, you did not disappoint. I always knew the "opening up" video and insult to JewWario's suicide would reach the top. Great list, by the way! I had forgotten about the Super Sentai footage left on Bores' DVDs and the shoddy E3 coverage until you brought them up.

    As for what 2015 will bring... probably nothing but Skylanders and ghost hunting crap as usual. :D

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    1. This blog is funny I'm glad it's still up 😁

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  6. Looks like 2015 will just be more of Bores' totally amazing ghost hunting, along with more Skylanders and maybe 1 HOVG.

    Also, this might sound stupid- but I wonder, would it be possible that Amiibo be utilized like the E-Reader eventually, where you could have figurines that transfer in extra content like power-ups or levels? I want an SMA4 remake for the 3DS, with all the unreleased levels and the ability to scan (or in this case, transfer) in power-ups.

    Oh, and BatDan, do you think that Bores' second Mythbusters video might be covered soon sometime?

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    1. Honestly, I don't know if I'll cover it. Don't really have the energy to look at his old stuff, even though this is pre-IG.

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  7. Some honorable (dishonorable?) mentions from me:

    - Refusing to review Arkham Origins because they wouldn't give him a free copy
    - Wanting "Captain N" characters in "Super Smash Bros."
    - Having another "Pick Me" contest to give away Skylanders toys from McDonalds, while they were still being given away at McDonalds
    - Plagiarizing clickbait articles almost word-for-word (two that I can remember, possibly more)
    - Supporting a Kickstarter project after opening criticizing AVGN for crowdfunding, just because the project was similar to Skylanders.

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    1. I don't remember the fifth. Could you provide a link?

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    2. http://theirategamer.com/pc-game-to-combine-skylanders-toys-with-magic-the-gathering-type-strategy/

      I suppose "promoting" would be a better word that "supporting". I don't think he actually donated any money to it.

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    3. Thank you.
      "Kickstarters should only be educational" Nothing educational about this game.

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    4. Don't forget when Bores bragged to his fans that he was appearing in "Atari: Game Over" without realizing that his "mortal enemy", James Rolfe, was also appearing in it...

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  8. 2015 will Skylanders and Ghosts because Bores is a shitfaced cunt who has a sick enjoyment from wanking to that stuff. That's what I think this year will bring for IG.
    Hope everyone here have a happy 2015.....or try to...

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  9. That was a great list, BatDan! You did not disappoint. Til today, I'm still extremely pissed about 1 and 0 and the Archfiend can seriously go fuck himself for siding with Bores the scumbag.

    Happy 2015 everyone!

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    1. And the #1 video on BatDan's list is STILL getting positive comments over three months later... >:(

      I should mention I was in the "minority" of the comments-- the ones where people called out Bores on his bullshit and hypocrisy. Sadly, the majority of the comments never listen.

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  10. Off topic, are you guys familiar with "Your baby can read"?

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    1. Yeah, the company folded in 2012 because of multiple lawsuits claiming their ads were misleading. The founder was fined $300,000.

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    2. Do you guys think it actually works? I heard several parents that claim it works.

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    3. HAHAHAno. In fact, most doctors recommend that babies not be allowed to watch any TV at all until age 2.

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  11. We all say things without thinking at some points and then later regret, but that fact that Chris doesn't even come out and apologize is outstanding.

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    1. Yet, people still want to be friends and buddies with him...

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  12. Long time reader, first time etc.

    Anyway, Happy New Year to everyone!

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  13. Happy New Year!

    Counting down the hours until Sunday.

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  14. Happy New Year to everybody here. If Bores somehow makes it through this year, I'll be surprised.

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  15. I do hope Chris does continue personally. I do like his stuff.

    Also, the "lack of research" debate on YouTube has fallen so low now (cough Pat the NES Punk cough) that Chris,ironically is on the upper echelon of research now.

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    1. I haven't watched Pat's stuff outside of his Flea Market videos. What has he been saying?

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    2. He's pro Gamergate.

      So of course, everyone associated with the sort of people the anti gamers are involved with are very angry with him about that.

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    3. What are you even talking about? Chris frequently fails to grasp even the simplest of facts that anyone that's even remotely familiar with the subject can tell he's full of it.

      Off the top of my head, calling Toad 'Toadstool' in his SMB2 video, his ridiculous standards on quality (Calling Zombies at my Neighbors bad, praising Sonic Boom at E3) his ridiculous complaining about things that don't actually matter (WHERE'S SIMON BELMONT?) and his stubborn refusal to create content that any sane person would want to watch. (The endless Skylanders videos)

      In essence, claiming Chris is good at what he does, in any way, shape, or form, is absolutely disgusting and you should be ashamed of yourself.

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  16. On the topic of the ghost hunting DVDs, I say you should talk to Shawn from TotalActionAdventure and see if he can review them like he did to Pursuit of the Paranormal and the "movie" Chris made and rushed out to beat James' movie.

    BTW, how was New Year's for you, Dan? :D

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  17. CMR is go!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=356_iY30i8w

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    1. Like I said in the comments, it's still better than Irate Gamer's History of Video Games

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    2. That's not hard. All you have to do is talk about actual game history and you've made that happen.

      As far as i can tell, IG's HoVG is nothing more then an excuse to do pointless skits while trying to make it look like he knows anything about computer games!

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  18. Long time reader first time commenter on this blog. Honestly I have no respect for Bores given how often he's plagiarized from others, his comments towards JewWario (RIP), and in general I find his comedy style really terrible. So yeah I might fit in here very nicely. ;-)

    For the year 2015 my predictions are as follows:

    We'll get more Skylanders videos to start the year. I predict sometime by the spring we will get a classic review probably of some game that will for sure get people's attention so I'm going with say Golden Axe or Streets Of Rage - some Genesis era game. He will claim it's the start of his second "movie" as well and to expect "many more reviews this year."

    We get to the summer time and we randomly get a new HoVG which covers the NES. Expect as usual a ton of random skits, misinformation (claims NES released in Japan and USA at the same time), and in general is pretty bad.

    We also somehow get one modern game review as well which might make it seem like he's finally trying to care about putting up content. This will end up being his ONLY modern game review the entire year and it'll be to usual Bores quality - or in this case lack of quality.

    Also his E3 coverage is pretty much as you'd expect - tons of Skylanders, maybe covering 1-2 other games that nobody cares, and we're all still asking how Got Game keeps sending him to E3.

    Fall time we get the second review in his new "movie" I suspect AVGN says he's releasing a new review within a few days so Bores quickly throws together a review of the same game just to cause controversy ("But I was already working on it before AVGN announced he was reviewing it too"). Also the said review will have NOTHING at all for his "movie" besides one throw away line that he will claim later on was supposed to be a clue or hint of things to come.

    We go into the end of the year with another review potentially a Christmas themed review. Believe it or not we actually get what might be an interesting plot development in the movie but that will be quickly forgotten about (or contradicted or whatever).

    Oh and somewhere along the way he will claim he's working on more Haunted Investigators since he will claim at least three cable networks now have interest in wanting to have it as a series.

    We end 2015 with a teaser video released for the next HoVG which will be on the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive). Because other game systems like the Colecovision, Intellivision, Atari and Commedore computers don't exist in Bores revisionist world of gaming.

    So to count on what I'm predicting here:

    Classic Reviews: 3
    Modern Reviews: 1
    HoVG: 1
    Skylanders videos: Too Many
    E3: Same as ever

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    1. Neat, let's see if any of this comes true.

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    2. By "Atari", you mean the 5200, 7800, and 8-bit computers, I bet. Seeing how he covered the VCS/2600...

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    3. I don't think it's going to be that. Skylanders videos are going to be the absolute main videos he puts out and he will release one every two weeks. When he goes to E3 (if he goes this year), the vast majority of the videos will be Skylanders-related. There will be absolutely no classic or modern reviews. Add in some Pursuit of the Paranormal videos and at least one I-rate the 80s video. HoVG is a slight possibility, but it will be quite a stretch.

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  19. the ship has sailed avgn fanboys it's not 2007 any more, come join us in 2015....

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    1. I love how you morons don't even try to come up with a reasonable argument and just resort to calling us fanboys.

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    2. Hey Daniel, which side of IG's ass are you gonna kiss today?

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    3. Yeah it is 2015. The AVGN is still a relevant person. Bores is not.

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    4. Don't you just hate when trolls try to argue with us without resorting to using terms like "fanboy" or even showing any proof?
      -_-

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    5. Join you in 2015 and... do what, exactly? No, really, I'd like to know. Bores isn't really making reviews anymore, so the AVGN comparison doesn't even make sense. I'd just like to know what I'm in for is all.

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    6. Lemme guess, Daniel's a kid, right? Seeing how most fanboys of IG are kids...

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  20. So, any thoughts on the fact that Lindsey (the Nostalgia Chick), Phelous, and Andrew Dickman have all left Channel Awesome?

    Also, this article on the fall of Blistered Thumbs claims, among other things, that the BT staff wasn't being paid and that none of the money from the TGWTG Indie Gogo campaign went to BT:

    http://blogjob.com/oneangrygamer/2014/12/the-fall-of-blistered-thumbs-mismanagement-and-despair-part-1/

    http://blogjob.com/oneangrygamer/2014/12/the-fall-of-blistered-thumbs-mismanagement-and-despair-part-2/

    There's also this harsh comment regarding that article:

    http://abdullahqutbedden.tumblr.com/post/106435826170/the-fall-of-blistered-thumbs-mismanagement-and

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    1. Haven't checked in on Channel Awesome or TGWTG for a while now. What's been happening?

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    2. Sucks. I liked NC's videos. I never watched the other two.

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  21. off-topic: http://www.awesomesaucegames.us/2015/01/avgn-movie-very-late-review.html

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  22. Hey, guys. This campaign's just starting out. If you'd like to bring Sonic the Hedgehog 3 to mobile devices, follow the instructions here.

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    1. Just let Sonic die. No one really cares about Sonic anymore.

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    2. Same type of bias I talked about in the S-Unleashed riff, Zelda.

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  23. Interesting comment from Phelous

    https://twitter.com/Phelous/status/554807280584376321

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    1. Watching Channel Awesome self destruct like this is sad. I found a lot of the people I watch via TGWTG but I almost never visit CA any more and I really don't have much of a reason to since most of the producers I like have their own sites to view them.

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    2. Read Allison (aka Obscurus Lupa) Pregler's post about her leaving. Its... interesting to say the least: http://obscuruslupa.tumblr.com/post/108008749157/bye-ca

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  24. Hey Batdan, what are your thoughts on the AVGN movie?

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  25. Here are Phelous, Lupa, and JesuOtaku's accounts of why they left Channel Awesome, and they don't paint a very good picture of CA's management:

    http://phelous.tumblr.com/post/108013883721/goodbye-farewell-and-amen-ca

    http://obscuruslupa.tumblr.com/post/108008749157/bye-ca

    https://mobile.twitter.com/JesuOtaku/status/555135560088428546/photo/1

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    1. I don't know if my Twitter skills are terrible and therefore I don't know how to enlarge the image but I can't read a thing in that last one ...

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    2. Do you have Screen Thief? Try using that. :-)

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    3. Get rid of 'mobile' in the URL.

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    4. Thanks, Evan. That is absolutely atrocious.

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    5. Wonder what Linkara thinks about all this.

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    6. Here's a post he made about the situation on tumblr:
      http://atopfourthwall.tumblr.com/post/108020599623

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  26. Off-topic:
    The first Nintendo Direct video of 2015 just finished up, with announcements for a whole range of games for Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and Nintendo eShop.

    - Nintendo 3DS:
    * New Fire Emblem game (title and date n/a)
    * Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition (May)
    * Pokémon Shuffle (February)
    * Fossil Fighters Frontier (March 20)
    * The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (February 13)

    - New Nintendo 3DS:
    * Comes out February 13 in red and silver-black colors (doesn't come with AC Adapter; works with AC Adapters from Nintendo DSi and Nintendo 3DS systems)
    * Code Name STEAM - also compatible w/ Nintendo 3DS (March 13)
    * Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+ - also compatible w/ Nintendo 3DS (February 13)
    * Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (April)
    * Ironfall Invasion - also compatible w/ Nintendo 3DS (date n/a)
    * Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate & The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D get exclusive New Nintendo 3DS models (former model available through GameStop)

    - Wii U:
    * Re-releasing Wii titles: Super Mario Galaxy 2 (January 14), Punch-Out! (January 22), and Metroid Prime Trilogy (January 29), with more Wii titles coming soon
    * Kirby & the Rainbow Curse - compatible w/ Kirby, King Dedede, and Meta Knight Amiibo figures (February 20)
    * Another wave of Amiibo figures - 11 total - releasing soon
    * Super Mario-based Amiibo figures - 6 total - w/ compatible features for Mario Party 10 and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (March 20)
    * Mario Party 10 (March 20)
    * Splatoon (May)
    * Majora's Mask DLC Pack for Hyrule Warriors, featuring playable characters like Tingle, Young Link, and Fierce Deity Link
    * Xenoblade Chronicles X (2015)

    - Nintendo eShop:
    * Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (March 5)
    * Project Treasure (date n/a)
    * Elliot Quest (February)
    * Blek (February)
    * Citizens of Earth (January 20)
    * Gunman Clive 2 (January)
    * Moon Chronicles - episodes 2, 3, & 4 (January)
    * SEGA 3D Classics (January - March)
    * Etrian Mystery Dungeon (Spring)
    * Story of Seasons (March)

    Any thoughts?

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  27. Good to see Punch Out!! Wii get a rerelease. I'm also really excited for the new wave of amiibos, as well as Mario Party 10 and Mario Maker. I'm surprised the release date of MP10 isn't that far off.

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    1. I can't at all get excited about MP10. As a solo gamer, somewhat not by choice, it just looks incredibly dull. The boards especially.

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  28. Mariotehplumber has just come clean of his act. Really.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrtepI8XWwo

    He admits his entire persona online was false, apologizes for acting like a douche, and retires the character permanently. Wow.

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    1. The thing is, his hand was forced. He was apparently doxxed by some group of people after the whole Rosalina Amiibo incident and had to haggle to get his information safely retrieved. I don't care what kind of troll you are, you don't deserve to be blackmailed. Period.

      That being said, the fact that he went on for five years with this bit, to the point of wasting so much time, money, and even some friendships on something like that, is completely stupid. I can forgive him for manning up, but i'm not going to stick around and wait for proper karma (as opposed to what happened) to run its course.

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  29. CMR #2 has gone up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqb_sScnnj4

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  30. You know... Bores hasn't logged into his channel in over 4 weeks. His last Facebook post was on Christmas Eve. His last blog post ("Fan-Made Marvel Vs DC Movie Trailer – Universes Collide") was on the 12th. Is it possible he's finally given up?

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    1. New Years Resolution?

      I think he's having some family issues.

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    2. Given up, you say? Should I bring out the bottle of champagne to share with you guys?

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    3. He's blogged three new items. One of them is detectably not written by him and looks like a stealth ad for a lottery website.

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    4. If it is true that Bores has quit, I'm going to celebrate.

      But don't hold your breath...

      @BatDan - If this blog had existed back in 2007 and 2008, what would you have said were the #1 worst moments of those years for Bores? My guesses are his Zombies Ate My Neighbors review for '07 and Contra trilogy for '08...

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  31. There is a part of me that wishes Bores would go to MAGFest, a small part, just to see what the reaction would be.

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    1. I'd like to see him run a twitch.tv channel. Bad gaming + inability to ad-lib would = something to see.

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    2. I'd like to see him review an online dating site. THAT would be the most hilarious thing on the Internet. Seriously, we don't get many good reviews of online dating sites, and we need the Irate Gamer (or Irate Dater in this case) to step up to the plate!

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  32. Just a thought- these articles that have recently popped up on IG's blog strike me as having been purchased through a small services website. I should know- I have been writing similar content for extra cash for over four years now.

    Just to be clear- I did not write these articles. I am just saying I see content like this every day and produce a lot of it.

    To be fair to IG, there is nothing wrong with this practice. Just an observation that he is now paying for content to keep his blog updated.

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  33. Eesh! We're nearing the end of January and Crisbo STILL hasn't done anything at all? I guess he DOES make videos for just himself if he only makes videos whenever he feels like.
    o_o

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    1. He did claim on Facebook that he's in the process of shooting Part 7 of HOVG. There's also a photo of him in a horribly fake black wig and shaggy mustache.

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    2. I think he spends more money buying cosplay costumes than actual video games. :/

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  34. Hey everyone, I've decided to start doing research on a new Irate Gamer theory. This theory will aim to explain why many former detractors of IG have become chummy with him. The current list of names that I have to work with is:
    Archfiend
    Asalieri
    BigAl2k6
    Mr. Weenie
    Save-State Gamer
    SWAGshow
    VlogRays

    If anyone would like to add any names to that list, feel free.

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    1. Hasn't SWAG always been chummy with Bores?

      Either way, I can't wait to see the theory. Probably the reason most detractors turned chummy was because of two videos-- the "e-begging spoof" and the "opening up" one.

      BTW, add No-Date Gamers to the list:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIxQZVfxRbI

      And I still, to this day, do not believe Chris Bores is deserving of sympathy for all the crap he's done, especially on YouTube for the past nine years.

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    2. Very true, now that you mention it. I think you've shared that No-Date Gamers video before, and I think it goes hand in hand with one of Archfiend's motives, and by extension, why some people still give this blog a bad rap (with the exception of IG's fanboys and his psycho bitch mother).

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    3. Kiki shared it first, IIRC, in the comments of the post of BatDan criticizing Bores' "opening up" video. But still, the issue of how and why Bores has been getting a lot of praise has to be addressed.

      Can't believe the first month of 2015 is almost over... and no post from Dan! Guess it's because of Bores' lack of activity or excess posts of Skylanders crap.

      BTW, I'm not 100% sure, but I think Confused Matthew might be friends with Bores, too. You can correct me if I'm wrong. :-)

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    4. @Brandon One other thing-- you notice the videos of Linkara parodying Irate Gamer as an April Fool's joke and the AVGN roast where Captain S and Brentalfloss make fun of Bores? The comments in both videos have been rather harsh lately. Probably from a bunch of people who saw a certain 39-minute video...

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    5. "Save-State Gamer"

      I can't wait to read your theory about my change of heart that never actually happened. I'm sure it will be enlightening.

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    6. I haven't seen any of your videos yet, so if I find what you're saying to be true, you'll be exempted.

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    7. By the way, is there any reason why your older videos aren't available to view in the U.S.?

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    8. "I haven't seen any of your videos yet"

      Then I predict one very strong theory indeed!

      "I find what you're saying to be true, you'll be exempted."

      How nice.

      "is there any reason why your older videos aren't available to view in the U.S.?"

      As far as I'm aware all of my videos are viewable in the US. If that's not the case this is the first I'm hearing of it.

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    9. "'I haven't seen any of your videos yet'

      Then I predict one very strong theory indeed!"

      Clearly, you should consider another line of work if you're planning to be a psychic. If you'd read the first paragraph of the post you initially reacted to, you'd see that I said that I'd be starting my research, not that it was complete.

      "'I find what you're saying to be true, you'll be exempted.'

      How nice."

      You know what be even nicer, Phil?

      "I haven't seen any of your videos yet, so if I find what you're saying to be true, you'll be exempted."

      You not taking my words out of context; and despite your behavior, I'm still going to watch all of your videos, and I'm still going to judge your actions accordingly.

      "As far as I'm aware all of my videos are viewable in the US. If that's not the case this is the first I'm hearing of it."

      Some of the earliest episodes of Save State Gamer appear to have content from SME in them, who has blocked said content in my country, which happens to be the U.S. Wouldn't you have known that that content was there when the videos were uploaded?

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    10. "Some of the earliest episodes of Save State Gamer appear to have content from SME in them, who has blocked said content in my country, which happens to be the U.S. Wouldn't you have known that that content was there when the videos were uploaded?"

      Nope. This is the first I'm hearing of it. I wasn't informed of any of the content being blocked and if that's the case there's nothing I can do about it apart from reediting the videos, which won't be happening. Sorry bud.

      And I've read your posts here, certainly. Forgive me for not taking a list of names and an already-determined conclusion as evidence that a sound theory is coming. Historically what that implies is selective sampling and reporting to fill in the gaps to reach your preferred outcome.

      "I'm still going to watch all of your videos, and I'm still going to judge your actions accordingly."

      Frankly I couldn't care less what you "judge." But I find it hilarious to see myself listed with all these people I don't associate with as part of your Grand Unified Theory to explain something that's demonstrably untrue.

      (Of course, one thing that COULD be done is to ask these people directly whatever questions you may have, rather than cobble together whatever ramshackle silliness you can in your research, but what's the fun in that, right?)

      In short, have fun!

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    11. First off, do you even know what the scientific method is? First, you make an observation. In this case, some people who made videos criticizing or parodying the IG have done a complete 180.

      Second, you question why it happened or why it's happening; so the question is why have these people changed their minds.

      The next step at that point is to do the research, which is what I just stated that I was in the process of. I haven't even gotten to the point where I've formed a hypothesis, analyzed all of the data, and then reached a final conclusion.

      It seems to me that your big hangup with the theory that I'm about to propose is that your name came up on this list. The truth is, I didn't make it. Someone asked me if I had any idea why people who had once been really critical of IG have more recently come out in favor of him, and gave me a list of names of people that allegedly fit that description (some of those people I know for a fact do). If you want proof, here it is:

      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2BRdBk98ZGT2S1wCpQGCWw/discussion

      And if what you're saying is true, and I see the proof that it is, let me be the first to apologize to you for any association with those people.

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    12. There's also

      TheOne [insert random string of numbers that I can't remember] a.k.a. BlackFace Kermit (he dubbed over Bores in the "IG joins Blistered Thumbs" April Fools Day video.

      I think Joey drunk may have turned, since he's in cahoots with Asalieri's pal Emer (a.k.a. hellsing).

      Is Silent Rob pro-Bores now? I know he's anti-James Rolfe.

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  35. Hey BatDan great blog as usual man. So anyway I was wondering if you'd do a post about Ig fanboys. There's this guy called ArchitectGaming and he's really buying into everything Chris Bores is saying. All he does is bash anyone who comes into disagreement. What's worse? He even targeted you and Mike matei in his posts. He claims you guys are lying and desperate to seek the truth. Not to mention he called everyone that's a fan of your blog a "f****** moron" . Sad thing is he actually believes in his own words. So can you do a response toward him if you're interested?

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  36. Apologies if this is a duplicate post. I'm not sure if this is a moderated blog or not and my first post disappeared into internet purgatory.

    Salutations to BatDan et al., long-time reader, first-time commenter, etc. Great to see you here, Phil, I hope you've been hearing from agents about your novel! But I digress.

    I was also surprised to see the Save-State Gamer on the list of converted Bores partisans. This is strange seeing as how you a) retired the character back in, I think, 2010, and b) SSG episodes make it fairly clear that there's no love lost for Bores. So Brandon - watch those episodes that are available (more on this in a sec), and I suspect you'll be taking Phil's alter-ego off the list.

    As for the episodes not being available in the US, sadly, it is true. A week ago I moved to France for the next several months, and I was pretty jazzed to see that I could watch SSG both on your channel and IrateGamerParodies when back in the US I kept getting copyright claims from Sony Entertainment. Probably for "C'est la Vie." I can only imagine the poor intern bastard who has to comb through YouTube videos for copyrighted material. Anyway, SSG is a welcome taste of the old country, so I'm happy to have access here.

    So there you are. As an aside, I'm pretty curious about the recently released SSG "Episode 13" that popped up on your channel, but I won't clutter the comments by asking about it here.

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    1. Weird. I wonder why I wasn't notified. :/

      Again, there's nothing I can do about it apart from re-editing the videos to use a different song (or remove the intro altogether) and I definitely won't be revisiting the series for the sake of that.

      Sorry to hear they're not viewable. Meh.

      Thanks for letting me know.

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  37. Chris hasn't posted anything yet this year. He's got 4 more days or he'll go a whole month without any content. At least James guarantees at least 1 new video a week with J&MM. Chris on the other hand can go months without anything.

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  38. Yes, this is a rather old (and fairly short) video, but I still think it's possibly the funniest Irate Gamer parody ever.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSB9SZvtP2I

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  39. Bores has finally posted something, but I don't think it's really noteworthy. https://youtube.com/watch?v=RgTl4WJLEDA

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    1. *yawn* Pretty boring video.

      Although if there's any consolation, I LOVE how he sucks ass at Call of Duty when I see footage of it. XD

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  40. The final IG ep with the giant hal robot vs. Megazord was a rip off of power rangers AND get this AVGN's first intended last AVGN episode. There wa a giant AVGN vs. Giant rob the robot fight in the AVGN episode. Chris is still copying AVGN like a little brother copies the older brother. Made sense for James to do that because he always talked about his love for godzilla but where did this come from chris?

    That should of been another one of IG worst moments.

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