Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Another Testimony of a Former Irate Gamer Fan by marston

Hey everyone. I know new posts have been slow, but the last two videos barely contained content worth bringing up (I'll address them when we get a video with meat to it). Instead, here's another fan contribution. This one coming to us from TVTropes user marston. After I showed him the blog, more specifically, Robert's testimonial back in October, he wanted to share his own story on how he fell out of favor with the Irate Gamer. Enjoy.

Back in 2007 when I was age 12 years old, I discovered YouTube for the first time and had loads of fun with it, especially when it came to watching videos about various Video Games. I came across AVGN's Friday The 13th review and absolutely loved it. I watched it along with all his other videos that were out at the time. There was one point for a while where he stopped uploading the reviews on YouTube and kept them on Screwattack.com. Before I got the totally ingenious idea of just going to that website and watching his new videos {From my experience, when your young enough you don't always have common sense}, I started looking up other "Angry Video Game Reviewers" and came across people like Wizwar100 and Armake21, finding them just as hilarious as AVGN. Eventually I ran into Irate Gamer's videos, and that's where this story really begins. 

When I watched Irate Gamer's videos, I thought the guy was fantastic. The random jokes, the edits he'd make to video games, the fast-paced Family Guy style of humor, even the side characters {Yes, I liked some of them, with Evil Gamer being my favorite one out of what I thought was a colorful cast of quirky and funny characters}, I loved it all. I would get excited whenever he released a new video. And much like fellow ex-fan Robert, I also believed IG whenever he said a game was shitty. I really did think that Super Mario Advance was better then the "Crappy" NES version of SMB 2, just because IG said so, even though in the end the only huge differences between the two are updated graphics, some voice acting and the ability to save your progress. He's also the guy who got me into Indiana Jones via his video on the Temple Of Doom video game, as I was inspired to check out those awesome films because of said video. 

There was something that annoyed me though. Something that, in hindsight, I really should have listened to much earlier. A lot of people were accusing Chris Bores of ripping off AVGN. I didn't take them seriously though, and there's another reason for that besides my blind fanboyism towards IG back then. See, back in 2007-2008, there were a LOT of douchebags in YouTube comments who gained the insulting nickname "AVGN Nazis". These people were fanboys who would go and accuse nearly any Angry Reviewer, and possibly even just any video game reviewer in general, of being an AVGN rip-off. Even if your style was different and you didn't take a single joke from the Nerd {Or even cover the same games as him}, you would get accused of ripping his show off just because you reviewed a video game. I remember that at one point even James Rolfe himself told these guys to knock it off. As a result of these annoying twats combined with me hating when people bashed something I liked, I didn't take legit criticisms towards IG seriously and just wrote them off as being more AVGN fanboys. There were some signs that should have been telling, however. I use to follow a ranter known as BigAl2K6. One of the subjects he ranted about was these very same AVGN fanboys. Yet he also did several rant videos on IG and detailed how the guy really was ripping off James as well as giving examples of how he blatantly lies in his videos {For example, Big Al is a huge fan of Kinnikuman, and he showed actual proof on how you can do way more things in the NES game based on it then what Bores showed off}. But being the huge fan of IG I was, I didn't listen to him or even watch more then one of his IG Rant videos. I was baffled at Al's supposed hypocrisy on the matter. "What, he hates AVGN Nazis and yet accuses poor Chris Bores of ripping off the Nerd? Why do so many people hate Irate Gamer? He just wants to entertain people just like AVGN does!" were my thoughts at the time. Looking back now I understand the whole situation, but that's the power of hindsight I guess. 

I continued watching IG's videos for a long while after that. I can even name what were once my favorite reviews of his too {Jaws, the Temple Of Doom, and Tetris, especially since I grew up with that last game and the fact that his review of it was actually positive}. At some point though, I just kind of stopped watching his videos. Not for any particular reason that I can remember though, I just stopped going out of my way to watch any more Irate Gamer stuff. Somewhere down the line due to my lack of interest in IG now, I finally started listening to the negative things people had to say about this guy, and not only did I find myself agreeing with them, but also shocked at how much of a douche Bores really is, especially with that message that showed how huge his ego is and even accusing AVGN of ripping HIM off. I think it might have started when I watched some videos from the "I Can't Believe It's Not AVGN" riffing series. The whole reason why I've even been looking up more stuff about Irate Gamer lately is because I recently not only watched a ton of those aforementioned riffing videos, but also due to watching Third Rate Gamer's hilarious parodies of IG. As for Irate Gamer himself though, nowadays when I look back at his series, these videos I once use to love and laugh at, my thoughts on it are similar to how people view the terrible Monster A Go-Go movie that the MST3K crew mocked: It's completely unwatchable without someone riffing on it. None of his jokes are funny, most of the characters are annoying, and his acting is absolutely terrible. And nowadays he's been bashing even more classic games just because "Wah, it's too hard, I hate challenge!". And I've noticed just how badly he's ripped off AVGN too, especially with those terrible DVD's of his. I can't believe that I use to actually like this asshole. 

I can thankfully say that I'm still a fan of AVGN though, even to this day. His acting, comedy, insight and just about everything about him is far better then what IG has ever done, including James Rolfe being a far nicer guy then Chris Bores. I still watch his videos every now and then and get a huge kick out of them. Even most of his new stuff is still good too. Maybe someday I might even buy some of his DVD's. That's far more then what I can say for Irate Gamer, who as I said before I won't even touch with a 10-foot pole unless it's a riff video. It is kind of sad though, having once enjoyed IG's stuff. His actions as well as me growing up over time ruined my view of him being a hilarious guy who just wanted to make people laugh. If he had changed his style and wasn't an asshole, maybe I would still be watching his stuff to this day. But he's mostly been just doing the same thing since 2007, and I outgrew it. Nowadays when I watch a funny reviewer it'll be someone like Cinema Snob, Linkara or the aforementioned Nerd. I doubt I'll ever watch an un-riffed Irate Gamer video ever again. 

Sorry if this story isn't as insightful as the previous ex-Irate Gamer Fan. My memory isn't as good as his, and both his story and mine cover some of the same stuff to begin with. I will say this however: I've noticed that a fair amount of his current fans are roughly around 12 years old or younger just like I was. This was even pointed out in one of the "I Can't Believe It's Not AVGN" videos. They might annoy you severely, and you can get pissed at them {IG fans or not, kids on YouTube tend to be rather annoying}, but keep in mind that they're tastes will likely change over the years. It happened with me, after all. Try not to hold it against them. Hindsight and Growing Up can really help people see things in a different perspective. They might end up going through something very similar to what I did. Thanks for reading my story.

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  1. Sadly, BigAl is now an Irate Gamer apologist. He's been one since 2008, when he claimed the Uncensored Net Noise interview "Didn't expose dick" (his words, not mine).

    Also, Bores is behaving exactly how he did in 2009. Reviews even fewer than ever, continuing to make promises he can't keep on when to expect certain reviews, etc.

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    1. When it comes to reviewing that is.

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    2. BigAl not too long ago was informed of Bores' insensitivity towards Justin "JewWario" Carmichael's death, and was appalled:

      https://youtu.be/FvYEc7X4kL8?t=50m58s

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    3. And for the impatient, said reaction is around the 56-minute mark.

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  2. I used to be the exact same way. I used to really love watching the Irate Gamer with my brother, since I was so much younger at the time and didn't think the criticisms against him were valid. But looking back on it, I *really* lacked the critical thinking skills I needed to see Bores for who he really was. This very blog even helped me see his true colors, and BatDan's posts are all FAR more entertaining than the videos themselves. I guess it means there's hope that the rest of the 12 year olds who watch him can see it the same as well one day.

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  3. You know, at this point I'm seriously starting to wonder if it's even logically possible for Chris Bores to make a good video. Not good as in not as many problems, I mean good as in legitimately interesting to watch. Honesly, as long as he never even tries to improve his skills or deflate his ego I think it's mathematically impossible for a legitimate good video to come from Chris.

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  4. Could someone tell me the name of Bores' pre IG channel, or the name of one of the videos? i feel like torturing myself a little and i can't find it.

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    1. y2b2006.
      I "recommend" Back to the Past for pure Bores incompetence.

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  5. I already wrote my testimony in the last post, but I was an IG fan up until I was informed about all the stuff going on behind the scenes. The truth is for IG, his videos don't have to be great. They don't even have to be good. For him, as long as he makes money off of it, that's all he cares about. That and his ego. I commend him for finding ways to make money other than slaving away at a job, but he's very dishonest and acts unethically. For those of you who are into the Pickup Industry, it reminds me of certain companies that try to act as if the guys running them get laid by a bunch of really hot women when really they're just making up and regurgitating theory to make money. I'm just glad Chris never got into the Pickup Artist community. Then again, he'd fit right in.

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    1. Post about you badly disguised as post about the blog's topic.

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  7. It's about 1:06AM Ohio time, and nothing. Guess I'll see you all Friday. I've got a preorder in for the Lucas Amiibo as well as Fox on order; I'm going to see what kind of games I can get on Thursday (with priority being given towards preordering the Pokémon 20th anniversary New 3DS with my birthday/Christmas money; then seeing what else I can find).

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    1. Whoop, forgot Dr. Mario. They'll be on their way soon; along with some DVDs and a White Ranger shirt. Even Amazon has had some schizophrenic stock patterns lately (I chose those three by mere chance; and I may consider importing some from Japan or Europe depending on how things go over the course of the year).

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  8. Hi, it's currently 12:05AM in Tokyo, and just got through reading this post. I just checked out Chris' channel and it currently has 444 videos posted.
    I though he was nearing 500? I'm assuming it's just google messing with shit, but imagine the alternative.

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    1. he has deleted a few, like the Nimoy tribute/cash grab.

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    2. Thank you for the clarification.
      I would understand deleting a few videos here and there for various reasons, but eviscerating roughly 10% of your content is suspicious.

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  9. OT: Sorry but I'm bringing you a terrible, TERRIBLE news: Alex of I Hate Everything got his YouTube channel suspended because someone is butthurt over his review on The Little Panda Fighter. This is ridiculous, Youtube has lost itself over the last few years, and I say, this scares me, seeing my favorite YTers being removed on unjust claims in a cinch due to an algorithm.
    Witnessing this, EVERY YouTubers are all at danger, and we must take a stand against this injustice. I've been on YT for 5 years, but this has been a major and recent happening within the last few months that must be resolved. No individual should have their right to posting their rightful opinion violated.


    #FreeIHE

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    1. Thank God. As if the shit with Derek "Douce bag" Savage wasn't enough. And Boogie2988's video where he as Francis bitched about YouTube in order to help support IHE was so honest about the website and the garbage they try to promote.

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    2. I'm entering my fifth year; and I find their policies ridiculous if they're at the point where they can essentially hold channels hostage for minor infractions in rules THEY made up. It's like giving someone the needle for boosting a Snickers from 7-Eleven. Also; the whole saga with Daddy Derek was bullcrap, especially given that video he made trying to justify those phony copyright claims he made (which IHE and Your Movie Sucks promptly refuted) against his movie (I checked it out due to morbid curiosity; I found the writing, acting and production values to be atrocious; and nothing about Cool Cat Saves the Kids made any sense. I felt the same way I did whenever I watched The Room or Plan 9 from Outer Space).

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    3. @Silent Spring Really?! Thank God, that's good news!

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    4. @Silent Spring Really?! Thank God, that's good news!

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    5. I've heard of Little Panda Fighter before. That's from Video Brinquedo, right?

      IINM, Tooncrap trashed that lazy-as-hell Kung Fu Panda ripoff. Great thrashing, too.

      Man, I knew VB was bad, but I didn't think they'd go so far as to not handle criticism well. What is it with people and corporations not knowing about section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976?

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    6. Video Brinquedo doesn't care for quality whatsoever. They purposely rip off popular animates movies in order to fool uninformed people into buying them. They know their terrible and they don't care. Disgusting.

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  10. I mentioned this before, but here it is again: I also used to like the Irate Gamer back then (I was also, and still am, an AVGN fan as well). But as time went by, I started to see his faults and by 2010, I had no respect for him anymore.

    As for BigAl2K6, is he even relevant anymore? I'm also sure he was an apologist for Crisbo after that "response" video.
    -_-

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    1. Uhhhhh well he's still around, pretty regularly making videos ranting about "SJWs", soccer moms, whatever garbage that comes to his mind is that's what you're asking. But he is way smaller then he used to be back in the day I think. So if you're going by subs then yeah he's not too relevant I guess.

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    2. BigAl was appalled by Bores' insensitivity towards JewWario's death:

      https://youtu.be/FvYEc7X4kL8?t=50m58s

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  11. Well, looks like Mortal Kombat X is getting a GOTY edition with all DLC included (which even includes the upcoming Kombat Pack 2 that many fans of the series were disappointed with and which includes Goro if you didn't already buy him separately or pre-order). It's called Mortal Kombat XL and of fucking course they're releasing it when the game hasn't even been out for a whole fucking year. Oh, but do you want to know what the best part is? Mortal Kombat XL is only being sold for Xbox One and PS4, and the PC port isn't even getting the Kombat Pack 2 period. I know the PC port was a train wreck, but this is just fucking ludicrous.

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    1. Is NetherRealms getting absorbed by the Dark Age of Gaming?
      -_-

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    2. It may be more of WB Games than NRS, but probably.

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  12. I'm pretty sure people on here collect amiibo, so here's some news: Ryu is up on Best Buy now, and Roy is confirmed to get preorders at Gamestop tomorrow at 4 PM EST, online and in-store. Hope that helps anyone with their collection.

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    1. I'll think about it; since I managed to snag orders for Lucas and Fox out of sheer luck, plus I've got Amazon exclusive Dr. Mario on order as well (along with some DVDs and a White Ranger shirt). I do plan on going out tomorrow; but I'm giving priority towards preordering the Pokémon 20th anniversary New 3DS.

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    2. Well, I got my 20th Anniversary Pokémon New 3DS preordered along with a download code for Yellow (since Red and Blue are preloaded onto the handheld); so I'll hold onto my black 3DS for now (since it will take a while to do the data transfer) and especially the power bricks. I also managed to acquire a Zelda Amiibo at Walmart (amid a glut of Modern Pixel Mario; Mewtwo, and Animal Crossing ones) and Splatoon at Gamestop, plus the Amiibo 3-pack for that. I should have fun with all this (as well as a Pokémon XY DVD and a Blu-Ray of the new TMNT); and see what else Boring Man got wrong in the infamous "Crazy" "Review" of that game (really loved Restpurae's live riff of that one)

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  13. Am I the only one here who thinks it is fucking stupid as shit that people post garbage about shit not related to IG here? I hate reading about amiibos and modern games and all that garbage.

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    1. Just my opinion of course, huzzah for freedom of speech.

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    2. It doesn't help when Chris doesn't do anything worth commenting about.

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    3. About 50% of the off-topic stuff here, I don't give a shit about.

      The other 50% is a large part of the reason I still come here.

      That being said, sorry if my off-topic posts bother you. I try to only post things that I think this group would be interested in, like indie games or other geek culture stuff.

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    4. maybe im just an old curmudgeon lol

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    5. It's not like we're reviewing cheap non-gaming-related garbage here like Chris is doing on his channel.

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  14. new video up something about a let's play of an app

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    1. also looks like the company may have requested for Chris to do a "review"

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyuMOn-TNp4

      one of the comments from their official trailer mentions they requested a LP of the game.

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    2. I'm not sure what's more baffling. The fact they thought IG of all people would be a great promotional tool, or that they tried to sell that piece of shit for five US dollars.

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    3. least they figured that it should be free eventually.

      looks like such a shitty...game. The 5 star reviews on the play store has to be padded.

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    4. Holy Shit. This game is put out by the Heene family, best known for the 2009 "Balloon Boy" hoax. The dad, Richard Heene, is obsessed with becoming famous, and tried for years to sell reality shows before the hoax, and has drummed up a bunch of asinine schemes and business ventures since then. This game, American Chilly, is in fact a merchandising tie-in to a bizarre stage musical starring Balloon Boy & his brothers that they mounted last year. And this is far from the strangest project Richard Heene has attempted to sell the public on.

      I can't believe they and Bores found each other. They... have so much in common.

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    5. That game with the car looks like a shitty FNAF clone.

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    6. I notice how it brings Tiger handheld technology to a device capable of streaming live video.

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    7. So in other words, a pathetic fraud shills for another pathetic fraud. I wonder if Richard Heene lies about dating his cousin too?

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    8. Someone on here told me that was just his adopted cousin.

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    9. I'd put "She's adopted" alongside "James Rolfe rigged the contest", "James Rolfe plagiarized me then hacked YouTube to change the upload dates", "The video is late because my hard drive crashed", "I've been a gamer for over twenty years", "The Irate Gamer Game will be back after the contract is renewed", "Ralph Baer likes my history videos", "I'm a 60-year old woman", and all the other lies/excuses.

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    10. hahaha good point Dave, I wish i could find that post here, whoever told me that, if i remember right, seemed to have a little bit of an attitude about it, something like, "its old news, everyone knows that it is his adopted cousin"

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    11. @gary

      check the entry a few weeks ago, Chris as Ladybuggin's the one who mentioned it

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    12. I just watched the Heene Boyz video for "Balloon Boy Not a Hoax". It's horrible, I'm providing the link even though I don't really suggest anyone click on it.
      Does seem like the type of people for Bores to be associated with. Talentless, but throw out whatever garbage you can come up with because they want fame but infamy is good enough.

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    13. @gary and dave, yes, Norman Bores tried to claim Jennifer was adopted, despite there being genealogy records on line that conclusively prove she has the same great grandfather as Chris and these are a matter of public record.

      Coincidentally the second I brought this up our psychotic relative-banging friend decided it was time to stop commenting. Go figure.

      I was quite surprised that people here didn't make a bigger deal about the fact that Chris is willing to lie about a relative being adopted in a feeble effort to make himself look very marginally less pathetic.

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    14. I don't see why this matters. There's no need to dig around for all this nonsense. Focus on the videos.

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    15. Mot, we gotta use all these fancy shovels for something!

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    16. Anything that proves Bores is a liar is relevant to me. Besides which I don't recall any of us forcing him to comment (i.e. lie) about it on here.

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  15. There's a Mike & Bootsy video on Kung Fu. How long before Bores accuses them of ripping him off?

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    1. "HOW DARE THEY RIP ME OFF! WHAT PIECES OF SHEE-YAT!!!" Oh, I can't imagine what Boring Man would do in response to that...

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    2. Make a 40-minute video saying that Bootsy sent him threatening emails without actually showing the emails as proof and expecting everyone to be dumb enough to believe him?

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    3. Who knows at this point...

      Though I bet unlike James, Bootsy would probably respond to Chris.

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  16. I find it amazing to this day Chris Bores is still providing viable material to cover on this blog.

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  17. Well, the last batch of Animal Crossing amiibo stuff (both figurines and cards) is announced to be coming out in Japan on March 24. The figurines are Isabelle (Summer Outfit), Rover, Timmy & Tommy, and Kapp'n. As for the Series 4 cards, it seems that there are sixteen special characters instead of the usual seventeen. The special characters are Brewster, Celeste, Crazy Redd in his fireworks show outfit, Dr. Shrunk in his signature yellow jacket, Gracie, Gulliver, Isabelle in her New 3DS dress, Katrina, Leilani, Lottie without her makeup, Mr. Resetti without his pickaxe and helmet, Pavé, Phineas, Timmy & Tommy in their T.I.Y. and Nookington's/T&T Emporium uniforms, and Zipper T. Bunny.

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    1. Also, the firgures will be released in Europe and America on March 18 (except Isabelle, who is not announced for America for some reason).

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    2. I'll have to think about Amiibo Festival; what with it being a party game as opposed to a life simulator, but I am glad they're putting out Digby separately for those who can't get the initial pack with both him and Isabelle. As for Happy Home Designer: while that also lacks the slice of life elements, it might be interesting as a man who's taking an interest in interior design lately (one of the things I enjoyed most about prior games was seeing all the unique furniture, carpets, wallpapers and artwork you could decorate your place with; so a whole game with that focus could be quite relaxing).

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  18. Well, after getting my imported Robin (or Reflet as Japan calls him) yesterday and my Lucas today, I officially have all Smash amiibo released thus far (except for the Mii Fighters, who I don't really count as characters, and Famicom R.O.B.).

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    1. I have everyone including Famicom ROB and the Miis, EXCEPT Kirby. Figured I'd wait to get him, next thing I know he's impossible to find in stores. Prices aren't bad online so I'll wait until I get everyone else.

      Do we know if Gold Mega Man's stand is Smash Bros?

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    2. I have both Pixel Mario figures (Modern and Classic color); the Splatoon 3-pack (still working on getting the game up and running for those challenges); and I thankfully managed to secure order slots for Lucario (who I have dubbed Sir Aaron) and Lucas (who doesn't have a delivery date yet even though he just came out). I also managed to get Fox, Zelda, and the Dr. Mario exclusive by sheer luck. For all intents and purposes; release patterns in my area have been schizo even if they've been slow to take to the whole "toys-to-life" craze. As for Smash Bros: I don't know about the Gold Mega Man, Daniel. I'll have to look into it more (I think it might work with Legacy Collection from what I can gather).

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  19. After midnight Ohio time, and nothing. Well; think I'll work more on Smash Bros. Amiibo training with my new Zelda one (as well as trying to get Splatoon to work with these last updates).

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    1. That schedule is a lie. Bores should change it to "weekly updates" or something else more fitting.

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  20. Bores is going overkill when it comes to deleting videos. 53 vids deleted in the past week, most of them being old E3 videos, update or announcement vids.

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    1. Is he trying to distance himself from the Irate Gamer despite that being his monicker? If he boasts that he reached 500 videos, no one will believe him with the video count.

      -_-

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    2. To be fair, I suspect that has to do with a practice I've seen with other (better) youtubers. Basically, the theory seems to go that update videos, vlogs, or previews are now irrelevant - after all, what good is an E3 video promoting a game that's been out for 2 years or something like that? The idea is to clear away glut like that and keep the channel focused on things that are still relevant to have on there and can be rewatched more easily.

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    3. I also noticed his video on Amiibo, mainly where he asked for them, was one of these deleted videos.

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  21. There's an article on cracked.com today called "17 Important Sounding Jobs That Are Dumber Than You Think."

    http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_1912_17-important-sounding-jobs-that-are-dumber-than-you-think/

    Take a look at #7.

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    1. I already knew it was going to be "paranormal investigator" before going to the page.

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  22. So, from what we've all seen of Bores's Let's Plays, which category does he fit in the most?:

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

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    1. I'm not sure; but he seems to incorporate elements from a lot of those types. I'm still trying to determine if all those attempts last year are as bad as whenever DSP tries to do one (I at least see common ground of trying to blame the games for their own incompetence and shielding themselves from any and all criticism).

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  23. Someone should make a video titled "How Not To Do A Let's Play" and use Chris' (remaining) "Let's Play" videos as examples. I put Let's Play in paranthesis right there because Chris' videos hardly count as Let's Plays.

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    1. Did I say paranthesis? I meant quotation marks. My bad.

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    2. You mean.. "This is how You Don't Play"?

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  24. Hi everyone. I haven't been on this blog for a while because of personal stuff.

    Can anyone tell me what I've missed while I'm gone?

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    1. Well, this year he gave abysmal reviews to techs that no one cared about and he also badly "reviewed" Lego Dimensions. And in December, he reviewed the Latest "Tales Of..." game and released the latest "History of Badly-convincing-my-haters". So, yeah, you didn't miss much.
      ^-^

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    2. So after 25 days into 2016, the only review he posted still is Lego Dimensions. Yeah, I didn't miss anything. :D

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  25. Mighty No. 9 delayed for a 3rd time. Oh Jesus Christ this is turning into a trainwreck.

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    1. Well, that just makes a hole in my birthday wishlist.

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    2. Holy shit really? omfg that is pretty amazing.

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    3. Damn. Really looking forward to this game; and this really isn't helping.

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    4. Oh, come on! I know Miyamoto said that a delayed game is eventually good, but this is ridiculous!
      -_-

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    5. Inafune says the Pc port has bugs and they have to fix it. At least this time there's a good reason for the delay. Better delay than be the next PC port of Arkham Knight.

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    6. Yeah, that was a fucking mess with how it got pulled from Steam and resulted in many refunds (and made me question the validity of a "PC master race" when the PS4 version has been much better-received; even selling a million units its first day on the market and getting its own bundle. It's one of the games that has me thinking about a PS4 in the near future).

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  26. Anyone seen the Pokémon Super Bowl ad?

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    1. It was amazing. I may not be a fan of the Panthers (apparently they made it in; I was just waiting for the new X-Files to start), but they really made a good TV spot which is already getting traction online before the game next month. #Pokémon20

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    2. It was great, yet I still hate how everything was Gen I except for Lucario. Why does GameFreak try to shove him in particular down our throats so much ?

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    3. He's personally my favorite; doesn't mean I'm always right. I don't get everyone's obsession with Flygon when I find Hydreigon to be more interesting.

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  27. Speaking of the Super Bowl, who are you pulling for-- Denver or Carolina?

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  28. Ugh, seems FNAF World got pulled from Steam. This is a mixed bag for gaming today. For everything good like that #Pokémon20 spot for Super Bowl L; there's been shit like this and the Mighty No.9 delay. Think I'll go try some of the Amiibo Challenges in Splatoon and vent over it while my brother is out of the house for a while.

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    1. No, it's a good that FNAF World shit was pulled. It was released too early, and even the fans hated it and found it hard to look at. Hell, the review that was declared most helpful on its Steam page at the time was just the word "No."

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    2. Scott Cawthon allegedly pulled it himself due to bad reviews, and negotiated with Steam to allow refunds to everyone (even though outside the window), so that he can polish and rerelease it.

      Based on what I know (having not yet played the games, only watching a couple let's plays), I think all of them were really rushed out. Several sequels came out while I was still trying to find time to play the first. With so many indie games that are in development for several years, I just wondered why four games released in barely over one year wasn't all the same game.

      I do give him props for acknowledging his mistakes, trying to improve, and making efforts to appease the customers.

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    3. So, looks like it was an Obvious Beta situation then. Thanks for the warning; especially since this isn't the first time something like this has happened. I don't think it's even been that long since that whole debacle with the PC version of Batman Arkham Knight (while my computer could probably run it; the whole mess has me instead seriously considering a PS4 in the near future, since that version had an edge over the XB1 version).

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    4. At least Scott Cawthon acknowledges his failure. Unlike the hacks at Digital Homicide.

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  29. So, I'm definitely enjoying Splatoon so far. While I was looking for something Zelda-related to tide me over till the Pokémon 20th Anniversary New 3DS comes out, I am glad that this new IP has proven its mettle as the antithesis of every other shooter on the market. There were only so many times I could shoot up grimdark environments in dingy fatigues; so I found splattering everything with neon colors in quasi-90s clothes and running shoes to be a refreshing change of pace. The graphics and gameplay are topnotch to boot, too. As for Boring Man's "Crazy" "review," (sighs) I can officially say it makes me want to splatter him with my Roller. Acting that made Torgo look like Laurence Olivier, trying to pass off basic gameplay mechanics as special moves (since shapeshifting into your squid form is required to refill your ink gauge) and having no clue how the Amiibo challenges worked (I still have quite a few Pikachu bred in my X and Y games who'd give him an Electro Ball up the yin-yang if he told them to go to Hell) all made it an abysmal video. Lastly, I still find the "squid fetish" line particularly tasteless given the amount of Squid Kid Rule 34 there was even before the game came out (when I look for fanart of it or anything I'm into, I try to keep it under PG13 for obvious reasons).

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    1. Crisbo cared more about stupid jokes than actually reviewing the game. And given what he thinks a "review" should have, it was pretty inevitable that it was going to suck.

      But yeah, Splatoon is the opposite of all those shooters and is proof that you don't need to be gritty or "realistic" to be a good game. Now, where are those fans of Children's Online Daycare that complained about Splatoon winning "Best Multiplayer Shooter of 2015"?
      ^-^

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    2. I also managed to set another record on the drinking game; capping the conditions for the Mountain Dew at 0:54. Chris is seriously lacking in "freshness," given how great Retspurae's live riff of the review was (I already have a good amount of weapons; clothes and shoes even after just a week of playing. Definitely plan to do more of the Amiibo challenges and single-player missions soon.).

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  30. Of all the characters played by Bores (in other words, not Wise Sage), who do y'all consider the most tolerable? I personally think Devil Bores is the most tolerable. He's still a terrible character, but he's not as terrible as the rest.

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    1. Tony, I guess. I at least only have to hear Chris giving a bad performance rather than seeing it too.

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    2. Wise Sage for me. At least when Eric Allen played him.

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    3. Uh, he explicitly said not counting Wise Sage, Andrew.

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  31. Here's what Joey Drunko told me about his stance on Bores:

    https://goo.gl/photos/jG7UdHoPVhQUMWzX6

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  32. Who saw NC's Lady in the Water review? My God...it is worse than The Happening.

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    1. Okay, I was just wondering since people have really been criticizing NC'S newer videos lately.

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    2. I think "Lady in the Water" should be renamed "Shaymalan's Ego Trip".
      ^-^

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    3. the race in the film are called Narf, i'm not kidding, sure shaymalan steal pinkys catch phase, would you

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    4. the race in the film are called Narf, i'm not kidding, sure shaymalan steal pinkys catch phase, would you

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  33. OT: Nintendo of America recently announced that the petting system in Fire Emblem Fates is completely removed in the North American port.

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    1. Seems like North America can't handle cute. Not saying that system was like that, but whatever...
      -_-

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    2. It was probably a good thing they took it out. Kids could be playing the game. Oh wait, the game is probably going to be rated T anyway. Fuck this stupid world.

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  34. So, another Tuesday of nothing. At least my Dr. Mario Amiibo Amazon exclusive came; and I've been working on training with it (I have called him Dr. House). My Lucas is still on order; and Fox is on his way with some DVDs. They should be here on Friday, I guess we'll see what happens then.

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    1. Uh, Dr. Mario is a Target exclusive. And he's very easy to find.

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    2. Oh. Well, I've already got him up to Level 24 at least; and Fox is on his way. Even though I got a preorder in; they keep saying Lucas is "pending". So, all this further proves my point that my area's stock patterns have been totally schizophrenic.

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  35. Evo 2016 lineup:

    - Street Fighter V
    - Guilty Gear Xrd
    - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
    - Pokken Tournament
    - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
    - Super Smash Bros. Melee
    - Killer Instinct
    - Mortal Kombat X
    - Tekken 7

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    1. I'm kinda disappointed that King of Fighters XIII has been removed.

      At least I'm happy that SNK is now working on XIV.

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    2. Probably going to watch SFV, Pokken and Smash 4. Maybe UMvC3 if I feel like it. Really looking forward to seeing Pokken

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  36. I might be a little nitpicky but does any of you notice that Bores really likes to clap his hands a lot? Especially in his non-retro game reviews? I notice this a lot everytime he starts a tech or toy review and also his recent Let's Play video of American Chilly and Revolute.

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    1. So basically, another similarity between him and DSP. They really are clones, aren't they?
      ^-^

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    2. He occasionally claps his hands, usually when being sarcastic (one example was when he beat classic mode in Smash Wii U). Trust me, it sounds very, VERY grating!
      -_-

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    3. DSP also clapped his hands over finishing in first place in some Grand Prix matches during the launch weekend of Mario Kart 8, as well as during the launch of Splatoon to mock Nintendo when he felt the matchmaking or connection issues were the company's fault.
      It's very irritating to listen to (even during the TIHYDP videos) as it just shows how big his ego is.

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  37. New video. Book review. Art of Fable Legends. Under five minutes. Shows every single page. Says "This is a interesting book, just keep in mind that the first half is of the characters that appear in this book, so if you're not really into that, this might not fit your flavor." Suggests clicking "the link up in the corner" for more book reviews. Only link that appears is on bottom of screen and is for "Legend of Zelda NES Sprite Fun."

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    1. garbage "review" flipping through a book isn't a review

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    2. wow check out this little exchange on the book review's comment sections(or half exchange, as it appears Bores deleted his own comment) presented cut and paste style, as i do not know how to do that fancy pants screen cap all the kids are hip to:

      gundamzerostrike 13 hours ago
      Do you have that artbook of Xenoblade for the Wii U? You could make a review of that next.
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      gundamzerostrike 1 hour ago
      +Irategamer I was just giving an idea for a future video, not demanding anything. If didn`t like the idea, fine, but there`s no need to call me an idiot or anything,
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      gundamzerostrike 1 hour ago
      +Irategamer Okay then. I've been watching, liking and commenting on your videos for years, but now you've just lost a fan. You could have just ignored my comment if you didn't like the suggestion. Hell, it was just a suggestion, I wasn't even expecting an reply to it.
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  38. So, anyone else see the Detective Pikachu trailer that just leaked? I think it might be an interesting game; and I seriously hope it gets released stateside,since there's definitely a market for it. As for the fact that Pikachu can talk: I'll just deal with that as it comes, as well as all the Sherlock crossover memes I'm seeing right now.

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    1. I saw it and ooooohhh boy! It's so crazy and stupid that it's AWESOME! Can't wait to see what GameFreaks can do with this bizarre entry in the Pokemon series.

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  39. I know Chris has never cared about his fans, but does he even care about his paycheck anymore? If he really wants to make money, he'd make a better effort to put out videos much more often (that will actually get him views).

    Maybe he still has a lot of hopes for that ghost hunting book.

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  40. "New review tomorrow. Anyone remember Excitebike?"

    I'm going to want to forget it after tomorrow.

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    1. When he was asked if he thinks Excitebike is a bad game, he says "I always covered games I enjoyed." By his logic he means he always has liked to bash games he likes, including his older reviews.

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    2. So he enjoys X-men on the NES, Back To The Future, Muscle, Silver Surfer, and ET?

      Yeah, Chris has officially run out of lame excuses.

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  41. OT: Doug juat posted a video about his Youtube woes

    Yet Seaason 3 of Irate Gamer with all the stolen footage still stands

    things that make you go hmmm

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