Thursday, October 22, 2015

Bores Cheats in Real Life with Fake Amazon Reviews

Bores, how many times have I stated that cheating is wrong? Nearly every instance you use Game Genie, or other cheating devices, I call you out. But you never learn. Whether it's God Mode in Ghosts n Goblins, skipping to the end of Goonies II, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Monster Party, infinite lives in TMNT III: The Manhattan Project, the times you used it for Contra, and even recent stuff like maxing out your stats in Final Fantasy III for DS. You have a loooong history of cheating.

Still hasn't changed now that you're a "published author".  Bores noticed all the negative reviews his book has gotten, so he did the very unethical thing. He used a "review bot" to inflate his numbers.
In the span of a day, a slew of 5-star positive reviews suddenly appeared on his book's review page. Many of them in unintelligible English, making it possible that Bores used something like this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSfXYi2T5_c

You can see the reviews here.

Notice how many of them repeat the same keywords (as shown in the video above), and are written in a very stilted and unnatural way. Making it clear that Bores is cheating to make his book look better than it really is. Plus, all the new reviews suddenly have multiple people rate them "helpful". That's not suspect at all!

Here's the thing, this is illegal. Amazon can find out about this and permanently ban Chris and his book from the site. Did you really want to take that risk Bores?
I don't know if there's a way to report this to Amazon, if there is let me know. This is just wrong.

Of course, this all relates back to the fact that Bores is incapable of taking criticism, and he continues to show that with a couple of comments about his Kung-Fu review.

First comment comes from totallyterrificpants who gives some pretty good contstructive feedback about the video. How it was a random mess, his use of "NES System" (yes I missed this, but I think he used it before and I'm just so used to his style of speech that I miss stuff like this) and suggests IG talk about the game itself instead of finding ways to include jokes.

Chris' response was... awful





Wow, the guy offers real criticism without insulting you and you just say "That's the show asshole, screw you for telling me to change it". Also, when was this "always" the show? In the past you at least attempted to "review" the game, now it's just jokes. It's nothing but jokes. You're full of it Bores.
Oh, but that's nothing compared to the next comment.

Over on Facebook from Mario Mario, who also happens to be Facebook friends with Chris, he asks Chris to go back to bad games. Understandable, Chris bashing on classics is boring and terrible.

Chris' response is in this IMGUR page. 
Thanks to Rick Lee for spotting this.

For those that don't want to click it. Bores tells him that plenty of people already review bad games and "[his] opinion is pointless"

Wow... fuck you Chris. You're outright telling a fan that you don't care what he thinks. That is video maker suicide. And you wonder why you're losing viewers? That is DSP levels of awful. At least Chris isn't making 30 minute videos crying about his views..
Also this comment showcases that Geoff Mendicino (the baseball hat douchebag at the end of the Kung-Fu review) is a complete asshole. I've known about Geoff for years, he's a notorious troll and it's best to ignore him.

So what are you going to do Chris? Are you going to log in to LadyBuggin777 and cry and bitch and moan about how I'm the worst person in the world? You can't hide from this stuff forever Chris, you have to face up to it someday.

144 comments:

  1. I didn't even know there was such a thing as an Amazon review bot.

    Hey, Chris! Since you claimed to be very religious why don't you tell us what religion condones attempting to trick people put of their money?

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  2. Bot thing surprises me too, cause as far as I knew to write a review the person had to had bought at least one thing on Amazon.

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  3. I don't know if this is relevant or not, but this Geoff guy, who is known as "Geoff the Hero" on his YouTube channel, uploaded Chris's ENTIRE Kung Fu "review" to his channel and said that he was featured in it in the title of this reuploaded video. In the description, he said that he didn't know why he was featured in this latest video, as he had not talked to Chris in a while. I'd provide a link, but the video now seems to be gone from his channel. Maybe Chris was upset that Geoff basically stole his entire video (gee, irony much, Bores?). Trust me, it was definitely there though.

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    1. Geoff is a good guy, I've known him (not well, but I used to publish for one of his websites years & years back) but he is a huge "troll", or prankster. He used to know/work with Mega64 as the site admin before they got as big as they are today.

      He can be an ass, but in a self aware "I'm doing this for laughs" kind of way unlike Bores who is a genuine asshole that isn't aware that he is the punchline of a joke no-one really found funny to begin with.

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  4. Jesus Christ, Keith Janksi. This is the last time I am going to say this. Take down that fucking 5-star pity review you wrote for Bores's book on Amazon. I don't care if it was "just trolling" or if "you wanted to see how he would react." He knows you wrote it and that it's not genuine, because you admitted that you wrote it as a joke here on this blog that he himself reads along with all the comments. There's no point keeping it up there at this point. If you even care that Bores is basically committing a crime just to make his book look good, you would delete that fucking "review" you made for his garbage book so that the rating for it would come even the tiniest bit closer to what its quality truly is. In fact, if anyone here agrees with me that Keith should take down his "review," please reply to this comment saying that you agree.

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    1. Stop it Hunter.
      Let Keith live with what he did.
      If anything, this proves that Chris can only get 5-star reviews out of pity or if he cheats.

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    2. Yeah, you're right. It ultimately doesn't matter if Keith's review stays up there or not anyway, as Amazon may take Bores's book off of their website very soon when they find out that he's breaking the law just to make his book look good. I apologize to Keith, the other members of the blog, and to you, BatDan. It just bothers me so much that there's so much bogus on that book's page right now.

      Btw, at this point in time, 2 new 5-star reviews were written about his book today. One is from an account that actually looks legit, and the other one is a VERY short review written by someone named "G Walker" who has chosen to hide all activity. Chris never learns, does he?

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    3. I tried to take it down but I couldn't force myself to do it. I think it's too funny. Is it really that big of a deal Hunter? Besides, I wanted to see if Chris is desperate enough to use it as a bragging tool.

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    4. Keith, it's fine. Just leave it up. It doesn't bother me now. Sorry I was acting so angry over the whole thing.

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  5. You know its abuse of robots like this that leads to sentient AIs and robots born of toy cars tryingbto enclave us, right Bores?
    Seriously though I was at least 20% shocked

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    1. Yeah, it's shit like this that leads to Skynet becoming self-aware and sending a T101 back in time to kill Sarah Connor. It's one thing to bash great NES games for petty reasons; but it's pretty abysmal to try and salvage his book this way (especially since the site started as a bookstore and is one of the largest ones in the world). As an English major myself, I think his schedule slip from his own set schedule has now officially been replaced as my tentative worst moment of the year.

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  6. Does Amazon have like a tech support email address or something? Maybe we could ask them if there is a way to report things like this. And if we do, do you think Chris could possibly get in legal trouble? I hope so. He can't keep getting away with this shit.

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    1. I'm not sure, but it is entirely possible to tell them that a review is inaccurate and misleading when you tell them it's unhelpful. I know; I just came across some guy bashing DBZ Butoden (a Dragon Ball game by Arc System Works; the people behind Guilty Gear and BlazBlue) and other users set him straight for obviously troll tactics (specifically, claiming that Dragon Ball is a Pokémon ripoff despite Dragon Ball predating Pokémon by at least a decade, and one being martial-arts focused and the other being a monster-collecting series; both varying wildly in presentation and tone). It's not the first time online shopping reviews have been abused and lacking in credibility, and knowing Boring Man; it won't be the last.

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  7. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200414340

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  8. Oh, Chris.... take a look at this, won't you?


    https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_left_sib?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200414320

    Misuse of ratings and feedback or reviews: Any attempt to manipulate ratings, feedback, or reviews is prohibited.
    Ratings and feedback: The rating and feedback features allow buyers to evaluate the overall performance of a seller, helping sellers to develop a reputation within the Amazon Marketplace. You may not post abusive or inappropriate feedback or include personal information about a transaction partner. This also includes posting ratings or feedback to your own account. You may request feedback from a buyer, however you may not pay or offer any incentive to a buyer for either providing or removing feedback.

    Reviews: Reviews are important to the Amazon Marketplace, providing a forum for feedback about product and service details and reviewers' experiences with products and services — positive or negative. You may not write reviews for products or services that you have a financial interest in, including reviews for products or services that you or your competitors sell. Additionally, you may not provide compensation for a review other than a free copy of the product. If you offer a free product, it must be clear that you are soliciting an unbiased review. The free product must be provided in advance; no refunds are permitted after the review is written. Review solicitations that ask for only positive reviews or that offer compensation are prohibited. You may not ask buyers to remove negative reviews.

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    1. Chris, I hope for your sake I do not uncover any evidence that you violated any of the rules posted above. If I find anything I promise you I will submit it.

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    2. I think you will. Bores may be good at hiding his tracks, but most of the time, people like him will slip up eventually. The internet is an inescapable permanent record of everything you do, and the internet NEVER forgets.

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    3. He's good at hiding his tracks? Since when?

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    4. @Dynamite. He's unwittingly outed himself in conversation posing as Linda more than once; in addition to having the same vernacular, typing syntax and IP address as LadyBuggin. That's not even getting into brazenly stealing Power Rangers footage and putting it on a DVD when he clearly doesn't have the rights to it the way Toei and Saban do (not to mention Viacom as part of their partnership with Nickelodeon). I personally don't see any point in him trying to "hide his tracks" anymore.

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  9. I'm surprised Chris isn't an elected official.

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  10. Remember when Bores gave his own game a good rating on the app store and forgot to hide it?

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    1. Yeah, there were like three positive reviews on it right away. I can't remember which one was his but one review said it was the most influential thing in video games since "Super Mario Bros". Another review said it was " The Citizen Cane of Video Games!"

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    2. I always thought (at least hoped) they were written as ironic/pity reviews...but who knows, could be yet another instance of sock accounts

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  11. I can see a possibility that Bores might upload a video or make a post somewhere claiming his innocence behind all this. Otherwise he's most likely going to run crying to super mommy Ladybuggin to help fight his battles for him.

    I'm guessing the reason neither of them have posted here is because they know they can't delete our comments.

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  12. Damn. This whole fake book review thing sounds like it could be his undoing. I thought, even with the poor writing and reused ideas being called revolutionary etc, the book might do well for its niche. He managed to get on Coast to Coast and that might have been the push his book needs. He must be very impatient or desperate for money, the book has been out only about a month.

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  13. I'll let Josh Gad tell Chris Bores what he needs to do to handle criticism via song. :D
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtroMS3K5zc

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  14. Here's where you can report the fraud, click here and then click the "contact us" button on the right.

    Some info you'll need to include, just copy-paste this into the message:

    ASIN: 151710212X
    ISBN: 978-151710212
    Product Title: "Ghost Hunting 2.0: Breaking New Ground"
    Business Name: "Chris Bores"

    In addition to that, you can go to the list of reviews and click "report abuse" on each fake one.

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  15. I don't normally comment on places like this, but there's something I just want to point out. It just really, really bothers me.

    Chris Bores always claims he's a religious person. I'm going to flat out say it: He's NOT a Christian. If you constantly lie and scam people, you are not behaving like a Christian. Honestly, people like Chris who do heinous things and use the "I'm a religious person" excuse to gain sympothy just give a bad name to actual Christians.

    Sorry, being an actual Christian myself l, I just had to get that out. Chris' "I'm a Christian guys, really!" claims are just as bad as his "I'm a gamer guys, really!" claims.

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    1. Chris is Buddhist, or at least claims to be. When did he not only change his religion, but outright state as such publicly? I mean, you're right about his behavior either way, but I'm curious.

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    2. I always figured he might be Christian because when he's under the guise of Buggin, he's said he's a god fearing man...Buddhism doesn't believe in God, at least not in the way Chris as Buggin frames it.

      Never knew he claimed Buddhism...sounds like some shit he threw out there

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    3. Does the descriptions of ghosts in his books align with Buddhism? Maybe he invented his own religion, too.

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    4. Far as I remember Buddhism believes in reincarnation and working your way up toward enlightenment, but then I can't claim I've ever made a serious study of it.

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  16. It is indeed possible to report reviews. On every single one, there is an option called "report abuse". All you have to do is click that, type a reason for why it should be removed, and hit send. Done. I imagine if enough people report the false reviews, it'll be looked at.

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  17. Let's take a moment and reflect on how Chris is nearly 40 years old. Almost 40, and creating fake reviews on a niche book that nobody is going to read. He seriously needs professional help.

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  18. Dude, this new episode of South Park really reminds me of Bores.

    Cartman just needs to pretend to be his own mother and get Butters to make fake positive comments.

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    1. I agree; and I think it could fit with Geoff as well, what with this whole mindset of essentially painting a target on one's back, then complaining when the arrows start flying.

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    2. I know he doesn't deserve the attention, but I would love to see South Park's take on Bores.

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  19. Right off the bat attempting to read this book; I have found yet another problem. He cites Philip Imbrogno as a catalyst for his pursuit in 2009; when in 2011, he withdrew from the field of paranormal investigation after it was found out he faked his credentials and was subsequently accused of fraud. I Googled his name; and there were multiple results that confirmed this. So, not only is Chris using a text that has debunked from various testimonials as a legitimate source; he's citing a man that's been discredited from the field he claims is his primary focus. In the words of Peter Venkman, "This man has no dick."

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    1. Um, the "no dick" thing is hitting below the belt (no pun intended) and is a little harsh/immature.
      I think a more appropriate Ghostbusters quote for this situation would be from Dean Yager, "Your theories are the worst kind of popular tripe, your methods are sloppy, and your conclusions are highly questionable. You are a poor scientist."
      Well, except the "popular" part.

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    2. Thank you Dave. I'll have to remember that one; especially as Boring Man's book has as big research canyons (we're long past holes, Chris) as his talk about old video games. Even another Artistic License History of Video Games (wherein he'll claim the console is a piece of crap by modern standards and all the games suck via Family Guy skits) probably won't top this snafu; which has now officially passed his inability to keep a set schedule for himself as my tentative worst moment for this year.

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  20. Its funny how so many of the "people" who reviewed the Boresbook also gave glowing reviews to a dog training collar.

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    1. If you click on the reviewer's name, you can see other products they reviewed, a few of them have reviewed similar/same products...one of them being a dog shock collar.

      Does make it even more apparent that the reviews may not be genuine.

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  21. It's funny, he obviously did this because he was so inept at hiding his identity when posting fake reviews for his DVDs, yet these ones come off as even more phony.

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  22. Funny how Geoff's comment brings up autism when that's the very thing Chris Bores suffers from.

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    1. Dude, don't say that. I don't think Chris is autistic, but even if he is, that doesn't mean it's the reason he's an arrogant dickbag.

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    2. @Hunter the Hunter
      Agreed. I have autism, and Bores acts nothing like me.

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    3. @Realshow. Exactly. I was diagnosed with Asperger's when I was little; and even if Bores is on the spectrum, he honestly doesn't represent me with all the terrible things he's done; many of which are far greater pet peeves of mine with him than merely ripping off "you-know-who."

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    4. I think I've said this before here on the blog, but I too am on the autism spectrum. I have a learning disorder similar to Asperger's, so I'm probably fairly low on the spectrum. And I also can't stand it when people use the word "autistic" to insult someone, whether the person is as bad as Bores or not.

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    5. Guys, don't get it wrong. I'm not saying autistic people are bad. There are a lot of great people out there who have autism and have done amazing things really. But Chris' constant inability to learn from his mistakes, his awkward and stilted acting, and his social withdrawal from people only leads me to speculate he has autism, a worse type may I add.

      But who knows? I can't say for certain. Make of it as you wish.

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    6. Autism is just a word to describe people who lack social skills. It's not a virus like AIDS because autism can be get rid of within time. I know many people who had autism in the past, but are now better people today and now able to express themselves more to the public.

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    7. Well, the inability to learn from mistakes and poor acting might just be another example of his ego. He probably thinks his acting and stuff is really good so he doesn't have to change. The social withdrawal could be explained by the fact that he is not a real gamer, and probably doesn't know just how many people are doing it, remember his JewWario post? ''There aren't many of us left''? Or the times he has been asked to list reviewers that he liked and would say really old ones?

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    8. Bores suffers from the same mental disorder Amy from Amy's Baking Company and Barack Obama do.

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  23. OT: Am I the only one disappointed by the Yo-Kai Watch demo after playing it? Given how I didn't like the anime; I was hoping the game would be the part of the franchise that could change my mind about it. No such luck. While the presentation is slick and the mechanics are competent; they're also a tad simplistic for my tastes. Barring the occasional quicktime event or minigame; all the combat is on autopilot, to the point where I've very rarely lost any battles even putting in the bare minimum of effort. On top of that, the game often constantly tells you what to do next; which dampers a lot of potential strategy or puzzle-solving (the most difficulty I had was trying to keep the Yo-Kai Lens on Cadin; and that was because of a shaky bus ride home). Worst of all, the demo cuts off after the Dismerella battle; as opposed to the one for OR/AS showing off the updated mechanics as well as granting you bonuses for the full game. I may not hate the game like I do the anime; but I'm sure not convinced enough to pay full retail price on day one when it might fare better as an eShop title for a $20 spot or less. Not with Ni No Kuni from the same developer already out here and better. Finally, I was hoping that I could play as Katie; but it makes you play as Nate, a character the anime essentially ruined for me. With the dub being a total mess; I can say that any murmurs of it being "the next Pokémon" have now been officially overstated.

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    1. I downloaded the Yo-Kai Watch demo yesterday, and I have mixed feelings about it as well.Before I begin, let me just say I am in no way a Pokemon fanboy, and while playing YW, I kept an open mind about it.

      One problem I had was the battle sequence. At first, I didn't know Yo-Kai would automatically battle, as I thought you had to choose a command before attacking. I will say this though. I did enjoy the "Soultimate" attacks, as it had a WarioWare feel to it. However, the "Purify" and "Target" choices felt useless to me. I also didn't like objective in the demo. For example, I found many Yo-Kai and defeated them in battle, yet I still had to find 1 more Yo-Kai. One of the things I did like were the visuals. I'm not one to judge a game by graphics, but the graphics in YW were much more brighter and somewhat realistic than Pokemon.

      As for the anime, I have yet to see it, but I've heard mixed feelings towards it. Some people say it's good (with praise going to Whisper's voice), others say it got chopped up for an American audience. I know Johnny Yong Bosch voices Nate in the dub, but as much as I respect JYB and enjoy his work, his child voice can get old (it doesn't help either that he also uses the same voice for Noby from Doraemon, which by the way, airs on the SAME network YW does). I did hear that a porn joke was in the dub, but I have yet to confirm that.

      Will Yo-Kai Watch be the next Pokemon? No. Does it have potential? Maybe. Like I said earlier, I enjoy Pokemon, but can agree that the games have problems, like post-game content and the story being loose at points. I might pick up YW when it goes down in price. All I can say though is that good luck to YW, and hopefully you can become popular and not be forgotten.

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  24. Seriously? Didn't anyone tell Crisbo that this sort of thing would only make more people hate him? Does he really think we're stupid?
    >.<#

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    1. Considering some of the shit he's pulled in recent years? Yes, yes he does.

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  25. Two more 5-star reviews went up today. Interestingly, they're both marked with "Amazon Verified Purchase", meaning that the reviewers DID buy the book.

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    1. Yeah but those could be friends or sock puppets. Bores would buy his own book just to get a "verified" review then sell it again.

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    2. One of those profiles wrote 4 book reviews on October 23rd and three book reviews on October 22nd.

      The other one wrote 4 book reviews on October 23rd.

      These profiles were created recently and consist entirely of review spam. Hell, the books range from entrepreneurship to ghost hunting to improving one's golf game.

      Either these people are extremely voracious readers or.... and we all know this to be true (even you, Chris), these profiles received a code to get the book for free, a discount or were compensated to buy the book and review it.

      Very pathetic that Chris must resort to fake review to pad the score for his book.

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  26. It's about 10:30 in the East. No new video. Just gonna watch some Netflix. I'll finally be able to check out RWBY.

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    1. Speaking of Netflix it seems that Force Awakens will be on Netflix here in Canada before anyway where else, sounds like before the year's out but seems too unlikely. This is great news for me because at the moment I not sure if I'll be able to see Force Awakens in theaters, at least in December and January anyway

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    2. Been binge-watching various horror films since October started; both old favorites (such as Wes Craven's films in honor of his passing) and newer ventures (such as the Saw films and The Human Centipede). Also, been catching up on Agents of SHIELD before the next season of Daredevil starts in 2016. Almost to the point where everything changes because of the events of The Winter Soldier (my favorite single-hero phase 2 film, by the way).

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    3. Isn't the entire series of RWBY so far on Rooster Teeth's YouTube channel? Why not just watch it there in the first place?

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    4. My roommates had Netflix on, and I thought "What the Hell?"

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    5. I'm working on RWBY myself, it seems interesting.

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  27. So the baseball cap-wearing guy at the end of the video is one of Irate Gamer's fanboys. And he acts like an asshole.

    Well, what do you expect? Assholes attract other assholes.

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  28. "Since when did an irate gamer review go that way? That's the show, sorry."

    Chris, you really are a lazy asshole. People know you're not funny but you still want to do the same things over and over until people just don't like you anymore. This is why you have no respect at all.

    Also, Chris's response reminds me of Adam Sandler. An actor who does the same things over and over again in all of his Happy Madison movies and completely refuses to evolve and try a new comedic style.

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  29. I can imagine Chris Bores just outright saying somewhere in the comments: "I can make good videos if I want to!" even though he clearly doesn't want to, like DSP being good at games.

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  30. Already reported to amazon, you can only review if you bought something,

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  31. I honestly wonder what he's trying to accomplish by spamming paid reviews. It won't magically make his book any better, if anything fooling genuine people will only hurt him more when they figure out how poorly it's written.

    Is his confidence that low that he had to resort to this?

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  32. 16 5stars reviews in the last 3 days. Sure, the ghost society and your fanbase is so interested in your book chris. So well, waiting for him to maybe get banned. Sad thing, i only can post a review on the german amazon website

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  33. Oh







    My












    GOD!!!!!!!!
    I didn't think bores would go this far.

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  34. Wait, I just realized something. Are his DVDs on Amazon?

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    1. http://www.amazon.com/The-Ch/dp/B000X9LVQA/ref=cm_cr_pr_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8

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    2. Yeah, I'd pointed out that his old Irate Gamer DVD was all messed up on Amazon. I also just realized that Haunted Investigators Volume 1 is messed up in a similar way.

      The title was changed to "Hi1" (or "H.I. Vol.1" according to the cover) and his name was changed to "Chi Born".

      Both products have the studio changed to "y2", not sure why his name is different on them both. The IG DVD cover was changed to plain serif text over a generic red background. The HI1 was the same text and background, but green instead of red.

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  35. Just bought the Yoshi's Woolly World Amiibo bundle yesterday, and I am loving this game. Sure, it plays just like any other Yoshi game, but it really shines in it's creativity and art style. And, at least imo, the co-op play is better than that in New Super Mario Bros. Wii (or U).

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    1. Looked like a lot of fun; definitely plan on picking it up when I get a Wii U; Yarn Yoshi Amiibo and all.

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  36. Also

    "If you didn’t know that Chris Bores once had the 55th most subscribed channel on all of YouTube, don’t worry. He will mention it no fewer than three times in Ghost Hunting 2.0"

    Holy Jesus he actually put this non achievement as part of his credentials in there ? Like, seriously ?

    I mean, it's bad enough where he's so openly arrogant that he calls his book "X 2.0" but to do that while having to scrape the empty space of the five mile deep cavern you dug below the bottom of the barrel to dig up anything you've accomplished ? This is just sad.

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    1. That is my review you are quoting. Yes, at three separate points in the book Chris mentions he once had the 55th most subscribed channel on all of YouTube.

      Unlike the bulk of the profiles which gave Ghost Hunoting 2.0 5 stars, I actually read the entire book.

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    2. Do you remember a single instance of that ? Cause I'd love to see in what way he brings this momentous achievement up.

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    3. Off the top of my head...

      In chapter 5 he discusses how being the 55th most subscribed channel on YouTube gave him responsibilities such as interviewing video game developers. Apparently his interviewing skills helped him in his conversations with spirits. He also discussed how he would be frustrated while watching ghost hunt shows on TV because he felt they weren't qualified and had no game plan if they did happen to make con tact with a spirit.

      In the "About the Author" section he brings up how he once had the 55th most subscribed YouTube channel. I am a bit fuzzy on the third occurrence

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    4. Oh my god it's better then I imagined.

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  37. Oh and apparently the entire book was readable in the Amazon preview according to Constantino Rivas Rangel.

    So people could read the whole thing without Bores getting a dime off it.

    Ironic considering his love of ripping off others and using other people's copyrighted material for his own profit.

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    1. No it isn't the entire book, it skips pages but a good portion and enough to gauge the poor quality.

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    2. The amount of pages previewed changed several times immediately after it was published.
      For at least a couple hours, it was the entire book. I didn't read it, but I browsed the pages and checked the page numbers, it actually went all the way from beginning to end. I was trying to see if I could be saved as a PDF so I could "preview" the book on a plane trip a few days later, but while searching for the ability/legality I refreshed the Amazon page and about half the book was gone from the preview.
      I think about a week later, even more pages disappeared from the preview. I think it's been that way since.

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    3. Just going by what the reviewer said, as I didn't see a preview.

      Looking at it now.

      First page, he's missing a word. FIRST PAGE.

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    4. The bad grammar, misspellings are intentional according to Chris.

      He prefers the less "political correct" (his words not mine) way of writing.


      More proof the reviews praising the book are utter bullshit.

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    5. I wonder how the hell Bores confuses political with grammatical. Oh yeah, its because he is a genius. If he can invent a new form of psychology and reinvent ghost hunting, I suppose he has the power alter the definition of political correctness.

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  38. off-topic: I finally got a chance to use the Steam Controller some. I wrote my first impressions on my blog if anyone's interested.

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  39. this is office topic just found out about what is the deal with this whole batdan sucks was created since he seems to coer asalieri hellisng as weel as irate gamer too

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    1. It was started by someone who was basically pretending to hate James Rolfe and this blog just to show how Bores, Asalieri, and the others would immediately trust and collaborate with anyone who happens to hate the same people they do.
      Since then he's drop the guise, but kept the blog by the same title.

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    2. oh so u think hes liegitmate or not cause i found vids of asa and hellkign920 i like but when hear stuff about him not sure what to think

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    3. i acutally watched irate gamer briefly untill found avgn channel awesome saw this realiEzed how bad he was so when see other posts abotu users not sure about them

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  40. RWBY volume 3 is finally up on Rooster Teeth's official website.

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  41. Another 5 star review went up. Typically devoid of substance and the profile is filled with cheap crap from companies begging for reviews. Even that Vassar brand dog collar is on there with two other collars from Petiner.

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  42. Look at the dates of each 5-star review. Most of them are submitted on the same day. About 8 5-star reviews are posted on October 21st.

    Totally nawt suspicious at all! Derp, derp!

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    1. That's a week after his Coast to Coast interview, so it's plausible. I don't know how likely it is that ghost believers would all hail the book as being so great.

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    2. Especially the profiles who write 4 book reviews per day!

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  43. Okay, the latest 5-star review is in-character from Ronnie the Jewish Skeleton.
    I have to admit, that's hilarious...

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  44. If Chris Bores doesn't go to jail for pulling this shit, I don't know what will...

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    1. I don't think review spamming is a jailable offense.

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    2. He'll pull a Board James and use a Get Out of Jail Free Card

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    3. Oh. My bad.

      Let me rephrase that:

      If Chris Bores doesn't get banned from Amazon for pulling this shit, I don't know what will...

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  45. Okay, who posted the review by "Ronnie"?

    That's some funny stuff.

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  46. DoubleEdgedSword2 just posted his riff of the "Kung Fu" review:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXBqEmFY6H8

    If I ever get a reply to this, I was wondering where the clip where the guy says "Therefore it's the game fault that I suck at it!" comes from. I have no idea who that is, what game he's playing, or what series (if it is a series) that is. Great video by the way.

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    1. That's the Third Rate Gamer, he makes the best Irate Gamer parodies. He stopped doing videos mainly because he stopped caring about Bores & AVGN but he still comments from time to time. I remember seeing him comment on Bores's terrible Coming Out video and even he didn't buy it and asked for evidence.

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    2. His YT username is "FFL2and3rocks".

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    3. Watching his riff of the Artistic License History of Video Games on Atari's 1978-80 lineup. Still astonished at how he couldn't find a Superman shirt in the time he allegedly spent working on it (typing this in my Man of Steel variant shirt, by the way). Also, a bunch of pixels isn't exactly Margot Kidder or Amy Adams; or even Kate Bosworth. Even as a man who considers Superman IV: The Quest for Peace to be the American version of Puma Man; even Cannon Films would call Boring Man lazy.

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  47. Ha, on the "Customers also viewed these items" section, it lists Best of James and Mike Mondays as one of the items. Despite the fake reviews, Bores' book is lower rated than the Mondays blu-ray...

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    1. There's also a couple of political books that sound very radical right-wing. More proof that Bores is an Alex Jones fanboi like his mom?

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  48. If Bores truly wrote that Ronnie review, my hats off to him for once. That's probably the funniest shit he's ever done

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    1. So, the only funny thing he's ever done intentionally?

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    2. It's funny and coherent. Bores didn't write it.

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  49. How can you possibly think Bores would have written it?! A guy who just paid out to have fake serious reviews written would then go and log on as an allegedly comedic Jewish skeleton to write one taking the piss?

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    1. Yeah, I personally think it's a troll.

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  50. Now there's another one by Cousin Joey!

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    1. Okay... not nearly as funny... and it's not like Bores needs any more fake positive reviews.
      Could we please kill this trend before it gets out of hand?

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    2. Bruh...bruh... who is trolling with these reviews? I think this is funny as Hell.

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    3. Alright, I wrote the "Ronnie" review. I am unsure who authored the others

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  51. If this trend continues it will soon reach peak ridiculousness. I presume that the original "Ronnie" review was intended to satirize the fact that one of Chris' paid reviews was just as viable as one written by one of his fictional characters; in both cases the coveted five star rating was a gilded one obtained under false pretenses.

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  52. I claimed copyrite on his Kung fu review

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  53. Seems like Geoff Mendicino was also in Irate Gamer's season 4 finale during the crowd scene, which is one of IG's worst episodes yet for various and some obvious reasons

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  54. Coming up to 10:00 PM on the East Coast. No new video.

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  55. Holy shit, a 1-star review for the book actually popped up, and it's really spot on too:

    "Kindle Unlimited was offering the book free of charge so I went ahead and dove in. I’ll give Chris some credit in that he has an interesting viewpoint on the afterlife. Unfortunately he presents his views as fact instead of conjecture. Often times praising his own work and not realizing how arrogant that comes across. I get that you’re trying to sell yourself, but once the product is in someone’s hands pull it back a little.

    All of the investigations described in the book are conducted with several crew members. However you only get Chris’ side of the story and his interpretations. It’d be interesting to get the other investigators to recount their experiences and help broaden the scope of the book.

    The book also really needs an editor to fine tune it. Grammar issues plague the text and make it difficult to digest. It’s also annoying to read the author complain about how the paranormal field isn’t elevating itself when he sprinkles unnecessary referential humor into his own book (“my spidey senses are tingling!”).

    Bores is clearly passionate about ghost hunting, but his own ego holds him back. If he could learn some humility and open himself up to help and differing viewpoints, he might actually be able to accomplish some feats. As it currently stands Ghost Hunting 2.0 isn’t going to rock your worldview nor is it even a coherent guidebook. In reality it’s a glance into the mind of a person trying to create relevancy in a fading field."

    I just love how the writer of this review, Crystal Weston Chandler, says that Bores's ego is the reason he can't accomplish any feats. If he wasn't so full of himself, he could take criticism and use it to actually improve his work rather than just leave it in its same shitty state just because he's afraid to admit that he's wrong/can make mistakes/can always do better.

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  56. That was a great review and I am surprised that Crystal was so forthright. Her other reviews are often WTF moments.

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  58. I think we officially have some new contenders for the 'worst moments' list in 2 months.

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  59. I wonder if just like with Chris's Opening Up video if Obama will make a similar video talking about how much he hates America after he's out of office.

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  60. God do those 5-star reviews stink. Classic Bores subtlety.

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  61. You might be eligible to receive a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

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