Saturday, January 9, 2016

A Dimensional Shopping List for Stupid People

Really Chris? I just put up a post yesterday, and here you are already putting up a video. Did you just have this waiting in your hard drive for the chance to strike? Also, you posted videos on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. You don’t give a fuck about your schedule do you?

Anyway, here’s the Lego Dimensions review he promised in that awful comparison video. It’s 11:18 long… fuuuuuuuck
Likes are high, but the views are low. The video’s been up for 14 hours as of this typing and there’s only a little over 2000 views. Sounds like the fans are so sick of the toys, they don’t even bother to click the video to even dislike it.

It’s a Neo episode so the intro is there.

0:06 - 2:15: “I know it’s been out for a couple months now” Couple = Four? Also, when the fuck has that stopped you Bores?
He’s repeating what he said in the comparison video about getting “burned” by Disney Infinity and amiibo. So is that why your amiibo blog is dead? Again, you should have done research!
The brief footage he shows indicates this is either on PS3 or PS4. He doesn’t seem to specify.
“I want to get into all the aspects” Spoiler alert: He does not do this.
Going over the story, mentioning the Gateway. “Plug it into whatever game device you use” Console. It’s called a console you pleb.
Lot of captain obvious stuff, like having to build everything, the fact you get instructions, yeah I’m sure anyone over the age of 3 could have figured that out.
Mentions that the vehicle and gadget instructions are in-game only (holy crap an actual game flaw), then says the story really hooked him in the first couple minutes. “When it does that you know you’ve got a good game” Naaah *looks at Fallout 4* Hooks you in, but it ends up laaaame.

2:16 - 4:38: Gushing about the worlds, how Lego has so many. Too bad about Marvel and Star Wars huh? Thanks Disney Infinity!
Lists off the franchises… a couple he lists off he implies were already made by Lego before, specifically Back to the Future and Ghostbusters. I bring this up because he makes sure to note the new franchises like Doctor Who, Midway Arcade, Portal, and The Wizard Oz. All the other franchises have had toys or games, the six I mentioned here did not. You really should do research Chris.
“A list of others that will be showing up in the future” No love Chima or Ninjago? Some Lego fan you are.
More about the worlds… this review has been mostly listing shit.
“Now I haven’t played through the entire game just yet” Stop! We have another review that is now considered null & void because he didn’t beat the game. Seriously Chris? The game has been out since September.
Oh, he’s “savoring” it because not everyone is out. That’s not an excuse! You can beat the entire game with just the starter characters. Also by that logic, you would never be able to beat/review it because there’s still more and more packs coming. 12 have been announced for the future (five of them coming out January 19th).
He goes over the three types of packs… blah blah blah…
Oh, so he DOES know you only need the starter characters! You’re so full of it Chris…
He mentions people’s issues with the price, all he says is to check stores for sales. Are you going to explain how much these normally cost without sale prices and why people are turned off? Level Packs are $30, Team Packs are $25, and Fun Packs are $15. Considering that as of this posting there are 4 Level Packs ($120), 3 Team Packs ($75), and 19 Fun Packs ($285!), it all really adds up. Even with sales prices it’s still not cheap.

4:39- 7:47: “I’m a big proponent of Skylanders” Weird word to use…
7 characters at once, blah blah blah blah… can’t level up… how about talking about the gameplay itself?
Mentions the voice acting, only giving a few examples. No mention of both Troy Baker & Will Arnett as Batman? Implying he knows who Troy Baker is…
He mentions the fucking Chris Pratt thing again! Does he think his viewers have goldfish memories? Actually, why don’t you show the line? Show the scene? You’re recording footage (surprisingly, not with his camera). Show, don’t tell.
Also, no mention of the weirdness involving The Simpsons levels and characters? The only voice actor they could get was Dan Castellaneta, and even then they technically didn’t get him. All of Homer’s lines are taken from the show. The stage you get when you purchase him is a recreation of the season 8 episode The Mysterious Voyage of Homer, where he spends a chunk of it alone. The only other voice is the Coyote played by Johnny Cash, using dialogue from the episode (obviously they couldn’t get new dialogue as Cash passed away years ago). I watched a video online and everyone else is silent, including Marge and it just looks weird. Looking into it, there are other Castellaneta characters that speak like Krusty, Mayor Quimby, Groundskeeper Willie, and Hans Moleman, but they’re all taken from the show. No mention on any of this Chris?

He brings up the Gateway’s interactivity. Probably the most he’ll say about the gameplay.
More listing… this time about vehicles. Says some are stupid, but won’t mention which ones. Elaborate!
IG goes on about how lazy he is by not fully putting the Hoverboard together. You’re doing it wrong!

7:48 - 10:37: MORE LISTING!
I’m surprised he didn’t bring up his review when he mentioned Spy Hunter in the upcoming Midway Arcade Level Pack
He gushes about how “cool” it is to have a Ghostbuster playing Marty McFly. God, he just can’t stop fellating the 80’s can he? You know Chris, not everything about the 80’s was perfect. The HIV scare, rampant drug use, the Libyan Hostage Situation, the first George Bush. I grew up in the 90’s, but I don’t worship that decade. I will acknowledge there was a lot of crap and a lot of horrible things that happened. Don’t act like it was all roses and smiles.
“If you’re a child of the 80’s like I am” FUCK! I’m adding that to the drinking game.
He begins talking about the levels that come with the Level Packs.
“The storyline contains Doctor Who, that is in the middle of an attack” Wait, is he calling the main character Doctor Who? He’s called The Doctor. Yeah, he’s not a fucking fan. So full of it.
He doesn’t mention that the Simpsons level is a reenactment of The Mysterious Voyage of Homer. Come on, it’s so obvious!
Of course he never played Portal 2! Why would the so called gamer play one of the most important puzzle games of the last decade? Pfffffkl;aejrtg;klkjdragl;kgkl;
Oh and the Portal 2 level is his least favorite because it makes no sense and the music is weird. Fuck you! You have no right to call yourself a gamer anymore Chris. Change your name!
“Play it yourself, you’ll probably come to the same conclusion” No! I actually played Portal 2, I would probably love it! You are a sack of crap.
He says his least favorite character if the ACU Trooper from Jurassic World. Claims he wouldn’t have bought him if he wasn’t packed with Owen Grady. Bullshit, you probably would have bought him anyway. That’s how completionists work. Unless you’re lying about being a completionist, which you probably are.

Video ends with overall thoughts.
“The gameplay is solid” So solid that you barely mention it!
“Getting new characters to play in this game is a lot of fun” Nothing more fun than buying something!
“I wish Disney Infinity was like that but man they really missed the boat” … It’s called Disney Infinity! They’re only going to include franchises they own! How stupid are you?! It’s like some ignorant manchild wanting Captain N or the Doki Doki Panic cast to be amiibo. Nintendo doesn’t own those characters!

Ugh, video over.

Despite some really stupid moments, it was just boring overall. A lot of the “review” was just listing shit. He barely goes into gameplay, and he calls everything cool or confusing. This isn’t how you review.
And the worst part is that some people in the comments say he’s “finally got it right”. No he hasn’t! How about watching some real reviews, just search YouTube you’ll find them easily.

*sighs* Why does my head hurt…

153 comments:

  1. If anyone cares, DOWN THE PIPE is on hiatus until I can find some motivation to continue.

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    1. Take all the time you need. I've been behind on projects myself; and I've also quietly retired other series I've worked on too.

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  2. By jove, we've got another bad one to top 2015's infamy; and it looks like Boring Man is going out of his way to make 2016 an even bigger mess. I'll have to think more about this game; since I personally consider many of the Lego games made by Traveler's Tales to be some of the big aversions of the problem with licensed games. I'm definitely not a completionist (nor am I a fan of Ninjago or Chima; though I can at least appreciate what they're trying to do); but I consider his assessment of the Doctor Who pack, as Matt Smith's Eleven put it: "Four buses, a long walk and a cab ride from good!" If Chris did play Portal 2; I imagine it would turn out like iJustine's infamous Let's Play (plus the wouldn't understand the game's humor at all). I also lived through the '90s; but I've never understood the obsession over one time period when each one has its ups and downs (like the ones you mentioned about the 80s). It makes one look like some insufferable hipster; or the South Park episode "You're Getting Old". I know this since my 24th birthday is tomorrow; and I plan to keep enjoying life as I mock Chris and others who seem to be unable or unwilling to adapt to a changing landscape. See you Tuesday, Dan.

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  3. I have to put ICBIND on hiatus until things get better for me. I'm anticipating resuming next month and I'll catch up on any retro game review, HOVG, or I Rate the 80's during that time. So far, all I need to do is the Intellivision one.

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    1. I hope things do get better for you. take as much time off as possible to fix your problems. We'll still be here. (hopefully)

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    2. Take all the time you need; dude. That entry in the Artistic License History of Video Games may not have been the worst; but still has the same problems of canyons in research and bullshit Family Guy sketches that have plagued the videos since that series went HD (not to mention the HD reversionings of prior episodes that still contain the same mistakes as the SD ones).

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  4. Mate, you gotta admit he's getting a little better....you can't really ask MUCH of Bores, at least it was informative enough for anyone who never played it. And about Portal 2, I also played it and love it, but Bores has the right to say he didn't like it.

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    1. No, he doesn't. He's a fucking dumbass and at least needs to assume that a lot of other people (real gamers) will like it.

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    2. He has the right to dislike Portal and to say so, but if a game critic can't articulate his problem with a modern masterpiece, it's a weird, off-putting moment that sticks way out and makes the viewer wonder where this guy's coming from. Hey Bores, how about a video explaining Portal's shortcomings as you see them? Because your comment is as odd as a lifelong fan of British-invasion rock parenthetically dropping "never cared for the Beatles" into a sentence and moving on like something normal has been communicated.

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    3. Exactly. What kind of critic can't pin down what he doesn't like about something? The irony is doing a video explaining how Portal 'has its share of flawls' might net him more views, and he probably wouldn't understand the backlash.

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  5. Chris is nearing his 500th video. How much do y'all wanna bet that he boasts about it in some way?

    After nine years, Chris still hasn't even done 50 Irate gamer episodes. Yes, he does other types of videos, but the Irate Gamer is the only real reason that people even know about him. How sad.

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    1. I dunno; he only made a video to celebrate his 200th video because James Rolfe did the same in 2008. Unless a "Cinemassacre 500" video comes out really soon it's hard to see Bores making the creative leap.

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    2. I don't know, but I wouldn't put it past him. Hell, I just cracked my 800th video with my look at The Room; and that was something I had to consider for quite some time before I went through with it. Naturally, the next video was kind of a breather in an unboxing and talking about the Amiibo craze. Sorry if I'm editorializing, but there was a mix-up with my package; and it won't be here till Monday (my Amazon order was going to be handled by FedEx; but they changed it to local mail the moment it got to town. Why that happened is beyond me.).

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  6. That's another thing Crisbo has in common with McFarlane: they orgasm over the 80's.

    But as for this review, he just doesn't care anymore, does he?
    -_-

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  7. The 80s also had a lot of people breaking into homes searching for crack cocaine.

    Penn & Teller did a Bullshit episode about "The Good Old Days", making fun of people who celebrate a decade or time period they may or may not have grown up in but wish they did, including the renaissance.

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  8. I can tolerate Chris gushing so much about the 80's and barely talking about the gameplay.

    But he doesn't like Portal 2? He calls himself a gamer but doesn't like Portal 2, one of the greatest video games of all time?!?!?! NOOO!!! DOES NOT COMPUTE! DOES NOT COMPUTE!

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  9. Blast it all, Bores! Does this lout even like using his brain? I get to thinking he doesn't like using it. Portal 2! Even though I've never touched it, I know it's a bit of a brain tickler, so it's the stark contrast to the kind of thing Bores enjoys.

    But I digress. I must ask all you gents and ladies, but what is it about Fallout 4 that is such a "disappointment"? I don't have it myself as I lack a computer hardy enough to challenge it, but I've spent hours watching one of my friends go at it and found it to be terrific. I can't say I like the PC's limited responses--Fallout's strength has always been its wide variety of dialogue--but I can't help but get the feeling I'm missing something.

    As a rule, however, saying the graphics aren't up to par is not a good enough reason.

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    1. From what I've heard, there weren't many big improvements from Fallout 3, and it's on the same engine as Fallout 3. Oh, and once again, your choices of dialogue make little to no impact.

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    2. From my experience, they upped the number of baddies you fight at any given time, new enemies, Death Claws are even worse to deal with, and now you have a settlement to take care of. Oh and POWER ARMOR that has me in oodles of glee! The power armor is now more like a hulking human tank than the "heavy" armor that it was in Fallout 3. Get in one of those and you feel like Iron Man. Or, more accurately, War Machine.

      As for the engine...hm. I suppose it's a more polished version of what they had before. Though what isn't broken doesn't need fixing, I think. The dialogue, though.......they did worse. It's a bit off putting.

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  10. So I just saw a comment on the Tech review that criticized him on the Super Famicon flub (for saying it was the European name when it's actually the Japanese name), and he responded with: "I meant the company".

    Is he thinking that a company named Famicon released the Super Famicon?

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    1. When has that fag ever admitted that he's wrong?

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    2. Dude, no need to resort to name calling. Especially that word.

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    3. Ugh! This is just another "Wikipedia is wrong" "rebuttal", isn't it?

      Anyway, for those unaware, Famicom is actually short for "Family Computer" (It even had a keyboard peripheral). Where did he get the impression that it was a company?
      o_o

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    4. To me, it sounds like a flub...but he has pulled this crap before, which makes it hard to believe it was a mere flub.

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    5. And not to mention, "Family Computer" is written on the Famicom itself! Then again, Bores is too lazy to look at the damn thing as usual.

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    6. Maybe he was thinking of this company:

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihon_Falcom

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  11. Is Lego Dimensions advertised at all? I didn't even know it was out until I was amiibo hunting one day, turned around and saw a section for it. Makes me wonder how well it's doing.

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    1. I've seen a few commercials since my family got cable; regardless of what I'm watching. I gather it's selling OK; but I'm relatively new to the whole "toys-to-life" type of video game. While I admit the cost will be a bit pricey in the long term (apart from what's already out now, Lego has confirmed there's a contingency for more expansion sets); the whole thing does look interesting, and Traveler's Tales has helped past Lego games they worked on avoid the usual problem with licensed games. I'm not a completionist, but I admit quite a few of the packs look pretty cool. I haven't seen Capaldi's run on Doctor Who yet; but any game that has BBC's long-running period sci-fi show as an expansion is fine by me. As for Portal 2: just because Chris is a moron who doesn't get why people love the game doesn't mean I can't enjoy that expansion (I haven't played the Portal games yet, but I want to.). I still think if Boring Man tried it; it would be like iJustine's much-reviled Let's Play.

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  12. Do you guys think '80s nostolgia fad is dying down?

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    1. Since when was it even a thing?
      0_0

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    2. @ixey5

      Have you been living under a rock?

      It certainly was a thing. From gaming to TV to movies to even fashion.

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    3. I believe so, Keith. I keep wondering if it's peaked every time there's a project that relies on it and is disappointing (which is a key reason why people hate Pixels; though not the only one, having just come off watching the Nostalgia Critic's review of the movie), and I'm also noticing that '90s nostalgia seems to be in the process of taking its place. I personally don't get the glorification of any one time period; since it often makes people look like insufferable hipsters. Personally, I like the idea of taking the bad with the good in each time; something that Chris doesn't seem to understand each time he rocks off to his growing up in the Reagan era.

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    4. Do you think if Jimmy Carter won a second term & Democrats held the Whitehouse throughout the decade it would have looked much different? These days it seems like Conservatives win no matter whose president. Obama treats Republicans better than his own constituents.

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    5. I can't begin to imagine what would have happened if the past had turned out differently, Keith. While it is an interesting idea to speculate about that; I find it to be more useful to make things happen for my future.

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    6. Hey Keith, get that damn political shit outta here!!! ;)

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    8. Keith, please. Political comments aren't really something that are relevant here; and I don't really see how it relates to Boring Man's hard-on for the '80s. I don't even think it's been that long since I told "Linda" or whoever to lay off the Alex Jones podcasts either.

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    9. Keith reaaally should've known by now that this blog is about dissecting the worst reviewer on the internet (and possibly the biggest scum of the earth), and NOT a blog about politics which has little to no connection to the the man that we've been targeted for years. Seriously what's up with your head, Keith? I'm not trying to be rude to you, just sayin.

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    10. Back on the topic of nostalgia, I swear Bores is the most uncritical reviewer of 80s media. At least Cinemassacre or TGWTG videos about 80s media have some kind of balance between nostalgic value and actual value, and Bores just bangs on about how much he loves stuff from that time period. He may as well call his sideshow 'Fellate the 80s'.

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    11. Sorry about the politics, but I don't know how it was double posted.

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  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXea6Pa676w

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    1. Oh man, not even a minute in and I'm dying. If he doesn't consider stalking to be "drama;" I don't want to know what "tranquility" is.

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    2. I hope someone contacts Overcast Sleuther and the rest of the Shadow People about this... that is, if they haven't been notified yet.

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  14. “The storyline contains Doctor Who, that is in the middle of an attack”
    Ok, ignoring one of the biggest fopa to Doctor Who fans ever (Aside from saying he's half human on his mother's side), you gotta love how that says nothing about the story in the Doctor Who stuff. For all I know that could be the First Dalek Invasion of earth to the Autons. Way to keep it vague Bores.

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    1. Also, whenever someone says it like that; it's usually a gag. I think more than one series started with one of the companions saying it like that, then the credits came up (at least a couple in the revival have done it like that).

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    2. According to Wikipedia, the level is called "The Dalek Extermination of Earth". He does mention Daleks in the video, but that's it.

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  15. It's official; Chris knows what we're up to in this blog. He reads all of our comments and he also knows when BatDan will put a post on this blog. These strings of videos that he uploaded for this month definitely shows that Chris is going to make all of our lives even more miserable than last year.

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    1. If Chris is really making your life miserable with his videos, then you need to shut off your internet for a while.

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    2. I'm personally not letting it get to me; given how big 2016 looks to be in terms of video games. I could easily say Boring Man would make things more "miserable" than 2015; but I personally get more enjoyment out of mocking his schtick that he's somehow kept going for almost 9 years. Especially given how other "caustic critic" personae like people at Channel Awesome and Red Letter Media have changed in that time, to say nothing of you-know-who.

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    3. That is entirely the point of this blog, Mr. Hakim98! We volunteered for this. We knew the risks when we made the choice to post here. Though I must say, if Bores is trying to make "us" miserable, he's only feeding the flame.

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  16. I may be living under a rock about the subject, but what's with IG hatred of Disney Infinity? I mean, I was thinking to buy the 3.0 one and I wonder what are the counter arguments to his claim.

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    1. This is pure conjecture, but I have a feeling that he hates it because it's more popular than Skylanders. Again, this is just a theory.
      ^-^

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    2. I personally thought that's because the game actually requires some level of creativity. And for him, being creative is beyond his level of comprehention.

      Which is not surprising considering how he is to reviewers what DSP is for let's players.

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    3. Like I said, my theory is just that, pure conjecture. We all have different ideas.
      ^-^

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  17. Off-topic, but has Chris ever mentioned the Nostalgia Critic? Does he even know who the Nostalgia Critic is? You'd think with this one-sided war between him and James, he would have acknowledged AVGN'S "rival" at some point. I'm starting to seriously wonder if Chris even knows who Doug Walker is or even Channel Awesome at all for that matter. You know, since he's so cut off from the Internet.

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    1. Nope. Chris has never mentioned Doug Walker in any of his videos, at least as far as I know.

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    2. Interesting, given when the mock NC/AVGN conflict was going on; he name-dropped IG and then considered that was going to far, even if Doug's characters are among many I follow whose skill in profane criticism would honestly be the envy of David Mamet. He definitely doesn't know about anyone else at Channel Awesome (given the infamous "there's not that many of us left" statement in regards to Justin Carmical); even when many current and former contributors (such as Linkara and Phelous) have made fun of him more than once.

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    3. I know Hellsing920 has a huge personal feud with Doug Walker.

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    4. Second Hellsing920 reference in two posts...

      *checks*

      Have we time-warped back to 2012?

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  18. OT: David Bowie, the legendary musician; has died at age 69. As someone who was such an influential figure in the music scene (his new album will now be his last); he will be sorely missed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEde35UbwUI

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    1. fuck no way man, wow :( R.I.P.

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    2. Hopefully, Chrisbo's careful when it comes to making a tribute for him-- I don't want to see a repeat of last year where he tried to profit off of Leonard Nimoy's death. That still disgusts me for what he did.

      And yes, may Ziggy Stardust RIP.

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    3. So weird to think he's dead, especially since he put out an album just a few days ago...

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    4. yeah weird too, he died so soon after Lemmy, both died soon after their birthdays, of cancer, pretty soon after releasing new albums, and both are British and legends in their fields. You know bad things come in threes, I hate to think who is next. I have speculations but as a matter of taste and respect, i guess i will keep them to myself lol

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  19. Nintendo actually does own the characters originating from Captain N. Though it's possible that they're owned by Nintendo's American branch instead of the Japanese branch that actually produces the games (like with Sega and the Sonic SatAM characters).

    AFAIK, the only Doki Doki Panic characters/elements Nintendo doesn't own are the four playable characters (and maybe the designs of some objects and items), since they're from Fuji TV's Dream Factory festival.

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    1. Yeah, while having Kevin as a wild card fighter in the new Super Smash Bros. may have been fun for me to imagine in many ways; clearing the red tape may have been too much for Sakurai or Namco/Bandai or whoever. Least I can make a custom Mii fighter in his stead (same deal with the Doki Doki Panic characters).

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    2. I thought DIC owned the original Captain N characters? Or rather DHX Media as they own DIC now.

      Yeah, I knew the main four character of Doki Doki Panic were owned by Fuji TV. Hence why it would be difficult for Nintendo to use them.

      Really though, I was just making fun of Moviebob's idiotic "amiibo I want to exist" video, where he lists only like 3 or 4 legit possibilities and a bunch of impossible ones like Hudson Soft characters (and Hudson Soft is owned by Konami and Konami are fucking awful at the moment so it won't happen)

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    3. Well, Nintendo licensed the Captain N comics from Valiant, DiC had nothing to do with that.

      DHX Media does own the film copyright to all the Captain N episodes (same with all of DiC's video game cartoons, save the Darkstalkers one, which I'd imagine is owned by Capcom), but not the characters.

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    4. That's interesting.
      That being said, I don't see Nintendo ever using Captain N for anything. They're not going to put him in Smash, or make an amiibo out of him.

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    5. "They're not going to put him in Smash, or make an amiibo out of him."

      I bet Chris REALLY wants that to happen. Along with Eggplant Wizard.

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    6. And King Hippo, I imagine.

      And I don't see Nintendo making figures out of characters from Saban's Acclaim-oriented clone of Captain N, The Power Team, either.

      If you saw season 1 of Video Power, chances are you'd know what it is. If not, well...
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17CUq0_W6xc

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    7. Yeah, I can only imagine what they had to go through with Sega to get one made of Sonic; though I imagine Pac-Man was somewhat easier as Namco Bandai codeveloped the new entry. The rights would probably be too prohibitive; and I gather Sakurai is already moving on to his next project (to say nothing of the inevitable entry on the NX in the coming years).

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  20. Just so you know, Joey Drunko has told me that he still hates Bores.

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    1. Interesting. Thought he became a fan, from what I heard. Guess I was wrong.

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  21. My package finally came today! Gonna do some Amiibo training with my new Lucario, who I have dubbed Sir Aaron. Given how this video was; it's highly likely another masturbatory 80s video might be tomorrow; if anything at all. See you then.

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    1. Speaking of Amiibos, while I generally don't collect them (I only have Megaman, which I trained to lv. 50 and called "Rokkuman"), today I just bought the Splatoon Amiibo pack. Interesting ideas that they give for the game.
      ^-^

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    2. Most likely after that next; as well as the 3-pack with the Boy, Girl, and Squid. I also just got the Mewtwo and Roy DLC; and I'm getting pretty good with them (their playstyle is largely the same from Melee; though they have gained new Final Smashes after sitting Brawl out). I also got Blaster Master and Earthbound Beginnings on Virtual Console; as I'm working on building my collection of games. While I wasn't planning on getting the rare figures first; I know how competitive vying for those orders can be, so I wasted no time in going after my favorite Pokémon and ones that stood out among the shipment my Walmart got in (my console came with a Modern Pixel Mario, so I got a Classic Pixel Mario to go with it; and a Mewtwo among a host of Animal Crossing figures that will probably keep for a while). One thing I've noticed since the whole thing started is that shipping patterns in my area are totally schizo, not to mention where I live has been slow to take to the whole "toys-to-life" type of game; regardless of whether it's younger players or folks like me. That said, Mega Man is definitely on my list (I gather they're releasing a gold variant for the 30th anniversary this year; like they did with Mario).

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  22. The holidays were especially rough for my family and I this year. Things are just starting to settle down. I haven’t gotten online very often, mostly just for work. Looks like I have some catching up to do.

    I just read the worst of 2015 list and I think something major was left off. Bores Got Duped. His Side of the Irate Gamer Game. Bores talked about the disaster of a game he inspired/endorsed, and it’s disappearance. The part of this that I think should have been on the list was that the real reason he could bring it up was to sell Geoff Hassing’s artwork, even signing it, without giving Geoff any credit, and even deleting Geoff’s comments when he asked to be credited.

    Anyway, I’m taking a break this evening. I was going to delete some videos of an abandoned project of mine, but thought maybe I’d share it on my blog instead.

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  23. OT: For the next 82 days I'm going to keep my mind and body in check in preparation for this year's Indonesia National Exam, so I'll be offline from any internet activities until the exam is over. Wish me luck, everybody! ^_^ b

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    1. Good luck, Raihan. Hope you do well with your studies.

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  24. To be fair, Dan, the classic (and current Doctor actors) call the character Doctor Who. The distinction is in the in universe stuff. I mean I know classic series fans who call him Doctor Who and The Doctor interchangeably.
    But, then again, Bores probably doesn't know that history and called The Doctor "Doctor Who" out of pure ignorance.

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    1. One of the unique aspects of the Doctor in Lego Dimensions is that every regeneration is available. Including the War Doctor. He could have mentioned that at least.

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    2. Oh totally! As a Doctor Who fan I went out of my way to find footage of each Doctor just because I wanted to see their animations and TARDIS interiors and stuff. Like I squeed when I saw Four, Six and Twelve. And the attention to detail like the change in the music with each interior. And I think even Four's interior was that like wood paneled sub control room from like the 15th season? The one in the first season with Leela? Like that's awesome! Bores didn't say shit about that I'm sure.

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    3. i also like the fact you can unlock the tv themes by going into the TARDIS with that doctor

      from 60's to the present theme

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  25. Looks like Chris-Bo is going to begin teaching ghost hunting lessons.


    http://www.collingwoodartscenter.org/ghost-hunting

    Scroll down and you will see Private Ghost Hunting Lessons- Coming Soon!

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    1. Oh wow. That sounds like a complete trainwreck in the making.

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    2. Anyone read the little bio?

      I chuckled at this:

      in 2006 and posted short episodes of his adventures on YouTube which ended up being featured twice in September of 2007 gaining a huge following. In 2008, Chris began focusing on researching the spirit world in more detail.

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    3. At least he didn't boast about being 55th in YT subscriptions again.

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    4. I wonder who'd be dumb enough to pay $350+ for this.

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  26. Semi-related; but CinemaSins just put up their take on Pixels, and their 12th sin essentially points out the fatal flaw with the plot; and one of the many reasons I didn't go. So here's more ammo to mock Chris for being one of the few people that liked one of the biggest flops of 2015, international monies and DVD/Blu-Ray sales notwithstanding. I hope that if Nintendo really is interested in getting directly involved with making movies like some are saying; they stay as far away from this bomb as possible. Admittedly, the Warcraft movie actually looks good (it helps that Duncan Jones managed to successfully integrate video game motifs into Moon and Source Code; and the teaser seems to send the message that he knows the source material and cares about it); and Sony's Ratchet and Clank movie looks to capture the game's humor and have many of the key actors from the game reprise their roles (especially in the case of Patrick Warburton as Captain Quark). Overall, though, live-action ones still need a lot of work; and I've found animated ones have usually fared better with me (the Sonic the Hedgehog OVA; the numerous Pokémon films, Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete; and especially Wreck-it Ralph). Anyway; guess I'll deal with Boring Man's lousy Ghostbusters RP disguised as "education" as it comes.

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  27. Looks like the "sale" on "Ghost Hunting 2.0" is over. Amazon is now listing it at it's full price of $199.99

    The cheapest new copy is $145.85, making the cheapest used copy even more expensive at $175.96

    The most expensive seller wants $226.49, new.

    At least the Kindle version is still only $5.99

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    1. I figured it was just Bores trying to trick Amazon's "deal of the day" mechanic since his book would appear as being over 90% off. The timed sale ran out and it automatically reverted to the fake 'real' price of $199.99

      This morning, I saw that the sale price had been manually updated to $149.99. I was going to screen shot it just now, and I see it's been manually updated again to $159.99, sometime in the last two hours.

      Both of those price changes took conscious effort on Bores's part. He actually believes his book is worth $150-160 dollars.

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    2. he's fucking stupid if he thinks he'll sell anything at that price and fake savings when it's brought down to less than 20 dollars.

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    3. Who the hell in their right mind would pay $200 to buy such a piece-of-crap book? That's like the same idiots who paid $200 to buy Action 52 back when it first came out on the NES in 1991...

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    4. I'd rather buy Action 52 than Chris's shitty book.

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  28. Bores now has a spreadshirt store... http://shop.spreadshirt.com/irategamer/

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  29. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1yPWx_YL5g

    Resurrection Files posted an over 15 minute update video.

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  30. Well, it looks like the 20th anniversary of Pokémon has officially been set in motion; with a bevy of content and associated wares being rolled out over the coming year; including the New 3DS with the Virtual Console versions of Red and Blue preloaded into it. Glad I waited for anything like that before I made any decision to upgrade my unit (which I got when X and Y launched in 2013, and it's seen a bit of mileage since then). I'll have to see how much my model will count towards the new one; and I will be holding on to my power bricks for it (seriously guys; can you be a friend and include them with the new ones sometime?). As I expected, it will definitely be one of many reasons this year will be great for video games no matter what Chris does. #Pokémon20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlcckRrhaNQ&feature=youtu.be

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    1. Chandelure from Black and White has been confirmed for Pokken Tournament.

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    2. Sounds good. Looking forward to the launch of the Wii U version in springtime; and I've been practicing on the Type: Wild game to get ready (a sort of anime-style fighter similar to Guilty Gear or BlazBlue).

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  31. Disney wants to sponsor PewDiePie and give him his own channel. Major WTF there:
    http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/pewdiepie-revelmode-disney-network/?fb=dd

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    1. (Goes to hang himself upon hearing this news)

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    2. I have no formal opinion on the man or the news. I gather he has fans; but I'm certainly not one of them. I personally find their new movie Zootopia to be greater niche pandering in a year that's seeing them handle Captain America Civil War, Doctor Strange; Star Wars Rogue One, and Moana (seriously guys; why all the promotion of tedious sloth DMV gags and almost nothing on a South Pacific princess film?). I can't really be too hard on a guy that I've never watched when the same company is distributing a movie that looks incredibly overhyped in my eyes (I saw the trailers each time I went to see Episode VII; I thought they looked boring).

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  32. So, what does everyone think of this new fan campaign to get Mother 3 officially released on Nintendo eShop here? I'm personally onboard with the idea; as I'm enjoying Earthbound Beginnings so far, having started it on Virtual Console; and I do plan on getting the download voucher for Earthbound very soon. Any given day; I can often count at least 5 Wii U games I want, but it always ends with that. The fact the Virtual Console release has sold incredibly well definitely means there's an audience for the games here; and one fan group has even said they'll give NOA their translation if they want it.

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    1. Eh I dunno. The vast majority of people that ever wanted to play Mother 3 have played it by now.

      Well, maybe it could expose the game to a younger audience that doesn't know that much about the Mother series.

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    2. Good points; even if the idea is intriguing for an official release stateside (as the 64DD's failure kept that from happening and from the peripheral itself from being released here too). Also; the presence of Ness and Lucas in the Super Smash Bros. series can definitely generate interest among people who may not be aware of the series (like it has with the Fire Emblem games).

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    1. oooh boy and its got a contest in it.

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    2. well at least you dont have to sub to win

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    3. Short video, I'll probably combine it with the next one he releases.

      Also, released on a Wednesday. Remove that schedule Chris because it's nothing more than a lie now.

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    4. Ugh, third time he has made a video about a power bank and he still doesn't know how to review them. What is the output voltage? Does it protect from overcharging?

      And playing music over a Bluetooth speaker in a YouTube video doesn't help much. The sound is distorted by his microphone.

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    1. *sighs* First Bowie now Rickman. This year sucks already.

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    2. I am sincerely going to miss the stage actor who later became Hans Gruber; Snape, and Lazarus from Galaxy Quest. Goodbye, old friend.

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  35. My informant showed me this.
    https://twitter.com/ChrisBoresIG/status/685853212348383232

    Okay Chris, then let's hear your side. How is what we say "incorrect"? What did we get wrong? And please provide evidence, don't expect us to just take your word for it like when your "mother" claims to be your mother. Evidence is required.

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    1. It's utterly amazing how he can talk so much but say nothing.

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    2. Naturally, the first reply is almost immediately pointing out the numerous mistakes Chris makes in his videos. He really doesn't have any grounds to call US incorrect after that infamous "opening up" video similarly provided nothing in 39 minutes.

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    3. Man, 15 months later, and I still think that video's a piece of diarrhea dog-turds.

      Also, just read the tweet. My reaction? HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!!!! XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD

      Fuck you, Chris. Your ego is spiraling out even faster than ever before...

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    4. He'll never listen to us. He's as big of a pussy as an overly defensive For Glory player who rolls/spot dodges every millisecond.

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    5. Yeah I second Hunter. Chris won't read this. Even if he does, he won't bother replying, or he'll forget about it later. Bores is never good at remembering things let's admit.

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    6. Well, he's not good at remembering things that inconvenience him.
      ^-^

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  36. Now we've lost another one, just a couple hours after Alan Rickman: Brian Bedford, the voice actor for Disney's Robin Hood; has died at age 66. The man also had considerable stage work; and his work helped make that movie one of my favorite versions of the story.

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    1. 3 famous people die in the same week? Half Life 3 confir- no, that's just immature. Seriously though, this is getting to be a pretty shitty week. All these wonderful, talented men will be missed.

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    2. Brian was actually 80 when he died. Just saying.

      That being said, if Robin Hood made a return to Disney media, who'd do his voice? I'd say get Jimmy Hibbert of Count Duckula fame to play him, though I heard Maurice LaMarche wasn't bad as Robin Hood.

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    3. I thought y'all didn't like the Disney Robin Hood. I remember when Chris made an obscure reference to it in one of his HOVG videos (putting in the turtle), some of you criticized him "just for referencing that movie." I personally think it's a pretty good movie. It's definitely no masterpiece, but it's still pretty enjoyable to watch. I just thought a lot of people on here didn't like it.

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    4. Angus Scrimm who played the tall man in the Phantasm movies also died recently. His death and Bowie's means a bit more to me than the other actors, since I never heard of those other two guys, but RIP to all of them.

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    5. And the Grizzly Adams guy has passed away, too.

      http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dan-haggerty-dead-grizzly-adams-820154?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%20Breaking%20News_now_2016-01-15%2008:14:56_ehayden&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_breakingnews

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  37. holy shit, James Rolfe & Mike Matei are in the fucking TMNT Batman crossover comic, they even added James's tattoo too

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  38. Friday video is out; more Lego Dimensions. Again, it's over 11 minutes long; and I sense more of these self-indulgent videos over the course of the year; like he's done with the Skylanders and Amiibo ones.

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    1. On the thumbnail ALONE, I see a screenshot from what I think is Wikipedia. Chris, you know you should take info from that website with a grain of salt, right?

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    2. This despite his claim that Wikipedia is an inaccurate; thus furthering his hypocrisy yet again. I may still be thinking about the game (with the behemoth cost of the base set and any expansions I might want or need being the cause of my uncertainty); but Boring Man hasn't really been much of an authority on the subject before, and I don't see that changing with his latest attempt to muscle in on the "toys-to-life" type of game.

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  39. So, Matt Groening is developing an animated series for Netflix. Interesting.

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  40. Ex-Power Rangers star Ricardo Medina, Jr. was arrested for murder.

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    1. Right, that incident with his roommate last year. He's going on trial Tuesday, with a bail at $1 million; and a 26 to life sentence if he's convicted. Damn. I must admit; I'm never going to be able to see him the same way again with his role as the Red Wild Force Ranger (and later as Deker in Samurai/Super Samurai) after this.

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    2. And here's a video of the original Red Ranger, Austin St. John, speaking out about Medina.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1et66ta1pw

      Gotta admit, didn't really watch much of Power Rangers after Mighty Morphin'...

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    3. I stopped watching power rangers after Zeo. I did catch a few episodes of Turbo and Space, but gave up after. The Japanese Sentai versions are WAY better in my opinion, at least with the series that aired after 2000. It's funny because MMPR is superior to the original ZyuRanger in my opinion (I thought ZyuRanger was overall boring and focused way too much on bratty kids), but after a while the Japanese Sentai series became superior to the American counterparts, ironically because they're closer to being like the original MMPR than the newer Power Rangers series are as far as character focus and humor goes.

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    4. Yes, I'm very surprised to find how the source material manages to tell unique stories that are distinct from what they're adapted into. In particular; I'm liking how Zyuranger has elements of caste systems and power struggles at certain points, and how Bandora is meaner in many ways than Rita was. Also; the backlog I've got going (since it predates PR by at least 16 years) helps me be prepared for the breaks that have unfortunately become common in the New Saban era (it's highly likely that I could finish Go-Busters and Kyoryuger by the time Dino Supercharge; to say nothing of starting Tokkyuger and Ninninger before Ninja Steel in 2017). I must admit; the quality has gone up, down, and sideways over the years (with Operation Overdrive now displacing Turbo in many circles as the nadir of the series) as the source material has been more consistent (I'm enjoying Boukenger so far and I've found Carranger to be utterly hilarious).

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    5. yeha im also following this watch zyuranger prtty good i say zyuranger better cause of more darker tone. also super megaforce is considered bad season of pwoer rangers as well

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    6. Yes, quite polarizing for what was supposed to be the 20th anniversary celebration; given the liberties that were taken with prior seasons (as well as condensing about 50-odd episodes of Gokaiger and elements of Goseiger into a 20-episode season) and how Viacom has been treating the New Saban era (seriously, they're still forcing these rules on them and shafting new episodes for SpongeBob reruns and tween sitcoms despite being a top-rated show and moving quite a bit of merchandise for Bandai). I don't know what will happen now that their contract has been renewed till 2018; especially with this whole business model of trying to reach people my age while also trying to appeal to today's kids as well. That said; I have been enjoying the perspective the Sentai source material has been giving me; and I'm fortunately prepared for more breaks with my backlog (I'm also mulling importing some of the Japanese goods as well; as a fair number of Sentai-only heroes and mecha look very nice).

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    7. have u seen linkaras history of power rangers videos while i no longer watch the show i do find his vids funny interesting

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    8. I'm on his look at RPM; which should be a good look at that season. While Go-Onger was the first Sentai I watched (I found it hilarious); RPM is definitely a good model to follow for a darker take on the series, if the planned film reboot does go that route (at least more than that infamous fan film that went viral about a year ago). Even given Eddie Guzelian's quote on how he was going to pull it off (before he left and series veteran Judd Lynn returned); they managed to take a very silly Sentai series and turn it into a very dark and gritty PR series (which is what they tried to do with Turbo, only this time it worked).

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    9. yeah ure right u saww his hopr vids before rpm

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  41. Ghost Hunting 2.0 now lists at $17.99, no discounts. It's like Beanie Baby prices, without the widespread consumer interest.

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    1. Or the old people buying them for what they think will be worth more in the future.

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  42. OT - Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey dead at 67

    http://www.tmz.com/2016/01/18/glenn-frey-the-eagles-dead/

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    1. People are dying left and right. 2016 is off to a really crappy start.

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    2. This has been a very rough month so far. Not what I was hoping for. Think I'll go listen to my Eagles tracks while I figure out how to deal with this.

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    4. Adding salt to he wound, Celine Dion not only lost her husband but her brother as well in the same month. DA FUQ'S goin' on this year?!

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