*stretches* Hey everyone. Did my American readers have a nice Thanksgiving?
But now that it’s all over, I better get back to Bores. Got quite a bit to catch up on.
I kind of pulled the trigger on making a post about his AssCreed Art Book video as he posted another video on Tuesday. More shitty tech reviews! At least the title indicates that this shouldn’t be another “Herp derp review dun gone wrong herp”
Wow! So many dislikes. Looks like that’s a clue Chris.
First item is a Power Bank from Lumsing.
Nothing interesting about it. He thinks it has a better battery than the last Power Bank he reviewed. You think, or you know? Maybe you should try testing them out?
“When I do lectures” and he shows a picture from his stupid ghost hunting lecture back at that convention in October. We haven’t even begun the desperation train.
Next is a record player. I know that there are people that still listen to vinyl, it’s a better sound I get that. But Bores is not an audiophile, why the hell would he talk about this?
“There’s a feature where you can turn it off and on” Wow, so this is why people subscribe to him. I never knew you could turn a record player off AND on. Fascinating. …… PFFFFFFFFFFF
His impression of the fans demanding to see it in action is really awkward. I think he’s trying to be like a spoiled kid or something?
So the record he decides to showcase? A Smurfs record. … You know, a bunch of annoying blue dwarves would not be my first choice to demonstrate a record player. I would choose some classic rock like The Who or The Rolling Stones, a band that would benefit from vinyl. But no, we get stupid shit.
He forgets to plug it in, then he does, then he plays it, it’s annoying, and he decides to never play it again. Yep, stupid shit. That was the whole reason to do Smurfs, to do a stupid joke. You know, I was looking in the description and the Category is listed as “Gaming”. Nothing in this video has to do with gaming. What the hell?
Last item is a drone. Rather a remote control Quadcopter. Thiiiis is going to be awkward.
Blah blah blah, made of plastic, camera, battery sucks (oh hey, something useful)
“There is a learning curve to learning how to fly this” … You sure you script yourself?
Blah blah blah blah blah
Then a summary. Pointless video, glad it has more dislikes than likes, stop reviewing tech companies send you, nobody cares.
Say Chris, did you do what I suggested and buy a PS4 or Xbone on Black Friday? No? You’re going to post a video instead?
Yeah, a Black Friday “deal” for his fans. If you buy Ghost Hunting 2.0, not only do you get Irate Gamer Volume 1, but you also get another Irate Gamer DVD of your choosing, both for free. I told you the desperation train hasn’t even begun.
Chris, do you not understand your audience? Do you really think that the people that care about your gaming videos give a shit about your ghost passion? The views don’t reflect that. The update video about that convention you attended has less views than the tech reviews and Skylanders spam. Perhaps you should start a third channel for all this ghost stuff. For the five people that actually care.
On another note, it seems Chris is trying Buzzfeed tactics to sell his book now. My informant saw his Amazon page recently and noticed he added a keyword to the description to try and move copies. “Controversial”. With choice quotes like “The Most Controversial Ghost Hunting Book in Years” and “Ghost Hunting 2.0 presents a highly controversial but effective new approach to ghost hunting”
… What’s controversial about it? Has there been a major outcry to it? Is there something about the convention you haven’t told us? As far as I know, the only “controversy” is the negative Amazon reviews, the positive reviews you clearly paid for, and all the stuff I’ve said on here. It sounds like he’s trying sensationalist tactics to trick people into buying it, much like clickbait articles. The desperation train just keeps rolling!
Also, Shaolin Dave noticed that the official listing price on Amazon was $169.99, but has been reduced 93% to $11.14. … Did Chris mistype? Did he mean to list it at $16.99 but added another 9 by accident? Even Chris can’t be dense enough to think he can sell this for $170.
Say, how about that GotGame? Chris hasn’t posted there for months, and I suspect he got fired. Last thing he posted was his Donkey Kong review back in July, and the last “original” content was an article about the R.O.B. amiibo prototype. However, Bores says differently.
Matt Cooper AKA Versain TV asked Bores if he’s still part of GotGame. Bores replied “yep” but then claims he hasn’t posted anything there for a couple months because he’s been “busy”. Ah yes, that excuse again. Matt was nice enough to get a screencap of the comment and post it here: http://imgur.com/gallery/0UAjXSw/new
I suspect there’s more at play. He claimed was too “busy” for E3, and he’s claiming he’s too “busy” to even post content on the site. It sounds like he just wants to save face and not admit that he’s been let go. Maybe he hasn’t, GotGame still has him listed on the site. If he was fired, they would remove all (or most) traces of him. Still, the fact Bores doesn’t have a new console speaks volumes of his crumbling relationship with Got(No)Game.
Once again, thank you Matt for finding this.
Today, on November 30th 2015, Bores posted yet another fucking Skylanders video. My informant watched it and told me there was a really pointless face cam moment. I checked it out and yeah I saw it. At the end of the video, he actually promoted his side channel “TheSkylanderC”, the one he abandoned ages ago. I thought that was weird. So, I went to the channel and saw he posted SEVEN videos around 5 days ago. All really short, and all very similar (Chris talks about a figure, then shows gameplay with face cam). For the record, all the gameplay is recorded by pointing a camera at his TV, just like all the other modern game reviews as of late. He’s claimed before that he did this for Super Smash Bros and Splatoon to avoid Nintendo’s content ID bot, but they don’t own Skylanders, meaning the reality is that CHRIS IS LAZY!
However, there’s something else odd about these videos. The views… they’re rather high. Only posted 5 days ago and they each have over 3k views a piece. That’s impressive when the videos he posted four months ago managed to only get over 600. In fact, these views are consistent… too consistent.
Notice how they’re all in the range of 3200-3400 (minus the one posted four months ago). There’s no way he got that many views in 5 days, and there’s no way that the video he just posted on his channel (3-4 hours ago as of this writing) managed to attract that many hits. Especially when the video itself is barely scraping 300.
… I’m suspecting view bots are being used. Various scripts that one can use to abuse the YouTube system and gain more views. It’s not hard to learn, but it’s incredibly unethical. You could call this the last stop on the desperation train, but I get the feeling it’s going to keep rolling for a while. Good lord Chris, this is why you should have listened to all the criticism. You’re now reduced to cheating YouTube. You’re no better than LifeInATent, who got caught and suspended from the site. Hell, he also made an insensitive video about death (“Thumbs up this video for epic earthquake”/Leonard Nimoy died, give me subscribers)
Will you listen to anyone? Are you just going to stay stuck in your bubble with your fingers in your ears? You have no connections, you burned so many bridges (Guru Larry for instance), what is your plan? Do you really think ghosts will take off again? Are you betting on the upcoming Ghostbusters movie to make them “popular” like the original? Which would be ironic considering your first reaction to the cast was “I wanna jump off a building now”.
It’s just getting sad. *munches popcorn* It's a good trainwreck though.