It’s been an eventful couple of weeks hasn’t it? Mostly around Bores releasing his book, the negative reception, and “Linda’s” damage control. I’ll get to that at the end.
But first, what did this week bring in videos?
SKYLANDERS! FUCKING SKYLANDERS FOR BOTH DAYS!
Actually, the second video might be worth checking out.
First video is another checklist, which seem to be the only thing on his channel that still gets views. The last checklist video he made now has over 133k, which is way more than the two preceding videos. His Donkey Kong review with a little under 60k, and the Lego Minecraft video with 27k (sounds like his first Minecraft video was a fluke).
The second video is a REVIEW of Skylanders SuperChargers. After skipping over Swap Force and Trap Team, Bores finally “reviews” a new Skylanders installment. From reading the title, “Skylanders Superchargers The IG Video Game Review, Missteps and more”, it looks like he might actually show some reason and not make this a biased gushfest. But I get the feeling the missteps will be minor, or things that are common in other games. We shall see.
The video is more of a vlog with edited bits in so… no timestamps.
Right into the video, no intro.
In fact, this seems to be a continuation of the last video as he opens saying “Alright, now that I’m done talking about the figures…”
He shows that the version he got is the PS3 version. Well I imagine he got the Wii U and 3DS versions too since I can see the DK and Bowser figures. But from the looks of it he’ll be “focusing” on the PS3 version. This tells me that he still doesn’t have a PS4, GotGame likely depriving him of one because he won’t make them videos.
He mentions that the figures no longer come with cards. To any Skylanders fans reading, did anyone care about the cards? They probably got rid of them because nobody cared about them.
All the footage is from his previously posted videos at Vicarious Visions, at least it’s not a camcorder pointed at the TV.
He said he didn’t like the vehicle segments. Sounds like Arkham Knight.
So will he explain?
He says he got into Skylanders because it reminded him of Gauntlet and Diablo (no pointless God of War comparison?) but “it was for kids”. Gauntlet was considered safe for kids too, it wasn’t bloody like Diablo. Just saying.
Also, “it’s for kids” feels like code for “It’s easy because I’m really a total scrub”
He says he didn’t like the added stuff like controlling robots or vehicles and all he wants to do is “smash through the level”. So you just want a super easy game with no variety or challenge? Shit, you really are a scrub. I’m pretty sure all the “extra stuff” was added so the sequels don’t get stale.
He keeps going on about wanting to go back to basics, how he wants “element doors” like the first game again. Saying that he loves how water Skylanders walk through water, and fire Skylanders walk through lava. I don’t know why, but I find this part insulting.
He wanted them to “expand on that”. How? There’s only 10 elements, there’s only so much you can do with that. This isn’t Pokemon where the Rock-Paper-Scissor mechanic comes into play.
He likes the story and characters, but won’t say why. Of course…
He’s also glad there’s no larger figures. I remember he didn’t like the Giants back in that review (for the dumb reason of “they don’t fit in my storage case”) but I guess he also complained about them during Swap Force and Trap Team. Again, I don’t watch 99% of his Skylanders content so he could have brought this up multiple times for all I know.
Blah blah blah blah I don’t care.
Barely a review, more complaining that things aren’t like they used to be, whatever this franchise is stupid.
Onto the ghosts!
Ghost Hunting 2.0 has been out for well over a week. Reception has been… justifiably negative.
As of this writing, there are four reviews on Amazon. Three negative 1-star reviews, and a PITY review. The latter is someone outright saying they didn’t even read the book (no joke) but still giving it a 5-star rating because he feels bad for Chris. Pity reviews aren’t going to change the fact the book is unreadable trash. If anything, outsiders will see the majority negative, see the only 5-star didn’t even read the book, and realize that this is not worth looking at.
For the record, the people that did review the book did not buy it, rather they used Kindle Unlimited, or borrowed the book through Kindle, negating any possible sales for Bores.
The first review, from Anthony Devon, called it “Hopelessly amateur and poorly written”. Shaolin Dave got in touch with Anthony and asked how he came across the book. Seems a friend recommended it to him as a joke, he had no prior knowledge of Bores before that. This man went in completely blind, and he still found the book terrible. That says a lot about Chris’ writing. For the record, Anthony has written a few books under different pen names, two of which have sold 54,000 and 124,000 copies each.
When the review was copy pasted to the GH2.0 video comments, “Linda” had this to say.
Thanks to Harrod for capturing this.
Note how she’s bragging that Bores sold… 18 copies. How is that worth bragging about? That is abysmal no matter how you slice it.
The second review from Constantino Rivas Rangel brings up something interesting. The book’s title is likely a reference to (or jab at) Grant Wilson’s book, “Ghost Hunting: True Stories of Unexplained Phenomena from The Atlantic Paranormal Society”. Kind of shows where Bores placed his ego.
The third review (technically the fourth but I’m not counting the pity review) came from reader Chico Edge. I applaud you Chico for managing to make your way through that egotistical wank.
Remember in the video he said that hopes a new branch of psychology is formed from his book? Yeah, I’m still laughing. Well, his ego has gotten so massive by the end, he outright claims he created a new branch of psychology. The delusion is fucking real!
He also brings up a humorous bit where Bores asks the readers if they want their spirits to leave their bodies through their sex organs. You know, if the peanut butter bait, singing the alphabet, the Scooby-Doo reference, and the comparison to Batman didn’t convince you this was a joke, then surely that line sealed the deal.
Basically, this book won’t convince skeptics, and it might crush the beliefs of potential ghost hunters.
I look forward to more negative reviews in the future (if any are made).
There is one more thing.
Thanks to reader You Tubed for this image. “Linda” has clearly lost her god damn mind (more so than usual).
Seems I’m on the same level as Christopher Harper-Mercer, the man responsible for the massacre at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week. Yeah… screw you Chris.
First of all, I don’t like guns. I will never feel the urge to grab one and go on a killing spree. That is horrifying.
Second, going by the date You Tubed posted the screencap, this was three days after the shooting. Too soon.
Third, you’re using a tragedy to forward your agenda of trying to make me look like a complete monster. It’s rather sad and pathetic that you go so far as to compare me to a killer.
And Chris, if this really is your mom and not you pretending to be her, how about having a talk with her. Her behavior is getting worse, she is beyond batshit insane now. Maybe tell her to stop listening to Alex Jones.
And to my readers, this will not go on the Year End list. I really wish you guys would stop saying “This should go on the list or that should go on the list”. I will decide what goes on the list. Of course this year I’ll have waaaay more options to choose from but that’s still two months away and who knows what will happen then?
Have a good weekend everyone.