Sunday, February 28, 2016

There's Been No Videos of Substance, So Let's Talk Fair Use

February is almost over and it's been a dead month for Chris. Only three videos. Granted, it's a leap year and he could post something tomorrow, but we will see (he might read this and do so). Outside of the shitty app I talked about in the last post, the other two videos were about, surprise surprise, toys. Lego Dimensions Wave 3 and Minecraft action figures. Both videos were the same, he shows the packages, he unboxes them, and says they're really cool. There's some stupid stuff, like saying the Cyberman from Doctor Who "obviously" rides the Dalek like a vehicle (even though that never happened, could have rephrased that differently) but most of all they are boring. No wonder his subs stagnate or go down in big numbers when a new video comes out.

Soooo, let's talk about Fair Use. If you haven't been paying attention, the YouTube community has launched into a new campaign called "Where's the Fair Use" or #WTFU. Started by Doug "The Nostalgia Critic" Walker, various YouTube users are making videos and posts wanting YouTube to change their copyright policies. Altering their draconian ID bots, fixing the monetization system, and most of all actually helping users that felt they were wronged. Doug himself recounted how his channel could not receive revenue for 23 days thanks to a copyright strike, and the people at YouTube would do nothing about it. Only when he made a video and brought it to people's attention that they restored their monetization. But this only convinced him to start the campaign. Several people came forward in support. I Hate Everything, YourMovieSucks, Boogie2988, Jim Sterling, AlphaOmegaSin, GradeAUnderA, Markiplier, Ross "RubberNinja" O'Donovan, SFDebris, TeamFourStar, and so many more. The movement has gained enough traction that YouTube's CEO noticed it (though it's likely she won't do anything outside of "Yeah I hear you whatever")

What does any of this have to do with Chris Bores?
I'm curious how much Chris suffers from YouTube's terrible policies and ID bots. He never brings it up, and with all the copyrighted material he randomly uses, I have to imagine there's been several issues. Then again, this is the man that willingly kept copyrighted Power Rangers footage on a DVD he sells for profit. See this is where Fair Use can get a bit muddy. Many of the above people use the footage for commentary or criticism, but even they know not to put their material on DVD unless given permission or it's public domain. Chris was not using the PR footage for commentary or criticism, but to pretend to fight a robot like an episode of the show. He didn't add anything to it, he just used it because he was too lazy to make his own robot costume. Not to mention the Back to the Future footage waaaaaay back in the first season. He claims he got permission, but I don't believe him.

You'd think Chris would take this opportunity to address his own problems with YouTube, because I have to imagine he has them. If he leaves his bubble for one minute, and actually addresses this very real issue, I'll gain a tiny sliver of respect for him. Chances are he won't do it. He ignores pretty much everything unless it involves making James Rolfe look bad.

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  1. Honestly, I would think Chris bringing this up would be hypocritical. Hasn't he false flagged videos that were critical of him claiming copyright in the past? Him complaining about Youtube's system would be like the pot calling the kettle black.

    I am curious to know what issues he may have had with his use of clips.

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    1. Yup-- he's done plenty of false-flagging before. And IINM, he still does that to an extent.

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  2. I didn't know he claimed to have permission on the BTTF footage. If so, the DVD credits should have an explicit announcement to that effect.

    ... There's no point checking, is there?

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    1. According to this post, the Goonies movie footage was removed from the DVD version of the Goonies II review, but the only movie footage removed from the BTTF review was the "Pepsi Free" bit. BatDan didn't post anything about the other DVDs because he has no access to them.

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  3. One of the worst things is when Bores doesn't post anything for days. That means we can't see any posts for days as well.

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  4. One YouTube user who's dealt with a crazy amount of copyright crap is TheMysteriousMrEnter. He's had video removed several times for "copyright", he can rarely do videos of FOX shows since they ALWAYS take down videos that show any footage from their shows (including positive reviews), and his channel taken down for quite a while (not just for a day or a few hours, but for over two weeks) after several strikes from Viacom (a terrible, terrible company who seemed to be purposely trying to get rid of him). Today, several of his older videos (mainly FOX videos) are not available on his channel due to all of the flaggings and he always has to be prepared for getting his channel taken down again.

    I'm a huge fan of Mrenter and it really irritates me to see him deal with all of this crap due to a broken copyright system. YouTube, seriously, get it together!

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    1. I been a fan of Mr Enter too despite some issues i have with how he makes videos, not just Windows Movie Maker crap, but tip-toeeing over copyright at times, tough now i dont think it matters anymore thanks to Content ID now being legit out of control that it makes anyone puke.

      Make no mistake, the Content ID as we know it know came in place due to the fear caused by the Internet Killing Bills and the like, blip keeping only the big guy reviewers but erasing everyone else under "Updated Copyright policies", dailymotion being also shit on fair use but more subtle than youtube (people still think dailymotion is a good alternative when its never really been), Vimeo outright forbidding video game footage and pretty much becoming a shitty social network app ala instagram for travels and pointless videos rather than a video sharing website, then all the dick moves that nintendo did regarding youtube, his recent releases, etc.

      It a fucking mess.

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    2. Fellow Mr. Enter fan here. He's using Zippcast for FOX reviews:
      http://www.zippcast.com/user/TheMysteriousMisterEnter

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    3. I'm a fan of Mr Enter too and I sympathize him for having to go through copyright strikes every time he uploads a review which he clearly uses the footage under fair use.

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    4. I heard Zippcast does dickish things, too...

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  5. Oh man, considering Bores is still in cahuts with, "you know who" and speaking of, guess who decided to open his horrible contrarian hole and raises its ugly head, just because Doug Walker was on the #WTFU movement...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmQiAkMUT0k

    From the same mastermind behind Bores "E-Beggin Spoof" and co-master with the "Opening Up" video.

    WARNING: as usual he makes accusations and lies with no evidence.

    UNDER YOUR OWN RISK

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    1. 40 seconds in, and already, I'm wishing for Overcast Sleuther and the rest of the Shadow People to go after Asa for this...

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    2. Lol I assume it's Archfiend you're talking about.



      Oh shit no it wasn't. Damn.

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    3. Look, I know that Doug Walker's gone downhill (wasn't the point of TGWTG to avoid the issues he had after he got suspended before?), but even I wouldn't stoop as low as to mock him for this!

      And that fat crud (obviously not referring to Walker) calls US obsessed! Look who's talking, Mr. Waiting-for-Doug-to-screw-up-so-I-can-mock-him-for-it! While I may not join the movement, mocking everyone who does is just low even for him!
      #>.<#

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    4. People like Asa and Bores are stuck in 2008. And because of this, they never bothered to improve and to this day claim that anyone who gets more views than them is only in it for the money.

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    5. So basically, those 2 jokers are just jealous of others' successes (and this is coming from a guy who hates using that argument).
      -_-

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    6. And I think you're one of the few who used "jealous" in the PROPER context. :-)

      Yeah, Asa and Bores need to quit living in the late 2000s and try to improve. That way, the criticism towards them will start to dwindle.

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    7. @Ixey5 No, what you're thinking of me hating is people defending Bores only with this same argument: "Oh, they're all just butthurt AVGN fanboys living in the past who are still mad that he 'copied' him. That's why there are so many dislikes on his vidoes, not because they're actually bad." THAT's the shit I hate. The hypocrisy is that people like Bores and Asa are the ones living in the past while the people with these "butthurt fans" actually changed with the times and improved.

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    8. The biggest problem with this man child is he can never let anything go. He is only make a stink about this because he was rejected at TGWTG and then after going on a temper tantrum in the forums ia mad because he was banned for his stupidity. I think he goes after Linkara as well because he was one of the mods that kicked him out.

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    9. They even made a "reviewing a reviewer" on Linkara, specifically his Street Fighter #1 (which I love that review). It's uninformative and biased, as you'd expect. The guy (it wasn't Asalieri) at one point even starts eating, which, in my opinion, in a review, is HIGHLY unprofessional. Just goes to show their credentials.
      >.<

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  6. Unfortunately everyone behind Where's the Fair Use will most likely go nowhere with this campaign as YouTube doesn't need to change anything if they so chose. And really why should they? What are all reviewers and the like on YouTube going to do leave YouTube, with Blip gone there really is no alternative. The only way things will change is if YouTube gets tried of everyone screaming about Fair Use(which as people smarter then me have pointed out is a defense not a right) or if the Fair Use law gets updated for the internet age(as other people have also pointed out). Speaking of Fair Use I can't remember where I heard this but apparently if you make a negative review of something(that's copyrighted) then the original owners are allow to take down your review, if that's true so many people would be screwed over.

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    1. where did you get your info anyways?

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    2. A Clay Claymore and from his butt combo meal.

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  7. I'm surprised Bores hasn't jumped on the "Fair Use" bandwagon. It has a lot of attention right now, and it surprises me that he hasn't started talking about it in order to "get views" or to play the victim card despite actually deserving copyright strikes

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    1. He probably knows that people will attack him for all of the false flagging he did years ago.

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  8. Off topic, but did you guys hear that Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar? Congratulations to him!

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    1. Finally, after years of being a nominee, he finally breaks the curse.

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    2. Yes, congrats to Leonardo Di Carprio. You deserve it after six excellent performances.

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    3. Ennio Morricone- one of the best composers in the business- finally broke through too.

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    4. @itsmrben He got one in 2007, despite not doing any work on American films that year, but yeah, I see what you're saying.

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    5. Speaking of the Oscars, I'm glad that Sam Smith won the Oscar for Best Song. But wait, did he just say in his speech he was the first gay person to win an Oscar? (*cough* Elton John, Dustin Lance Black)

      Talk about lack of research.....

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  9. Seeing how deep Bores is inside his bubble, I wondered if he has even heard about the React World bullcrap that the Fine Brothers tried to pull off a month ago? It was one of the most talked-about incidents on the Internet. Surely he would have heard about it, right?

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  10. i have a smallish channel and even i've been snaked by copyright claims because of some music that happens to play in the background of my vids that you can barely hear.

    so yeah. it's not just the big guns getting hit. any one can get it, which makes it harder for smaller channels like mind to see any kind of success.

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  11. Off-topic, but I was looking up a bunch of YouTubers on SocialBlade just now and I noticed that a whole bunch of users lost a bunch of subscribers on February 17. Not just Irate Gamer, but Markiplier, Cinemassacre, Game Grumps, JonTron, and even PewDiePie. They all for some reason lost a large amount of subscribers on February 17. Anyone know what's up with that?

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    1. I think there have been glitches on YouTube lately. A video by LeafyisHere (who has over 1M subs and who uploads daily) was locked at about 100 views after hours of being up despite the fact that YouTube still displayed thousands of likes.

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  12. I remember something like this happening back in 2010. I know Chuggaaconroy and NintendoCapriSun got their channels locked away for a few weeks. I think Chugga even said one of the strikes was some dude claming copyright of Chugga's voice.

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    1. What? False-flagging over someone's voice? That's beyond a dumb way to flag someone! *facepalm*

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    2. Have you seen the shit happening with Damn Daniel and that shitty Merlin company? They're literally using YouTube's copyright system to commit identity fraud and steal money.

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    3. I have not. What that company is doing is, to quote AVGN, "FUCKING HORRIBLE!"

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    4. Companies like Merlin are the ones that need to be on the receiving end of the #WTFU movement, While I have a feeling that #WTFU is unlikely to change much, if one of the things it successfully does is prevent fraudulent cases like these from happening, then I can sleep well knowing it at least made some sort of impact

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  13. Holy fuck, JonTron is just cranking out content left and right as of late. REALLY glad he left Egoraptor to rot in Lame Chumps.

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    1. They're called that since their humor, their gaming skills, and reputations take no effort. What I mean is that they don't show any.

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    2. I'd be fine with Arin not animating anymore if it weren't for the fact that Starbomb is lazy garbage and Game Grumps is just unfunny garbage pumped out at mass. Honestly, the only great GG Let's Play was the Sonic '06 one, but that was back when Jon was still there; even Arin knew how successful it was and tried way too hard to recreate it with the horrendous Sonic Boom playthrough.

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    3. Hunter, we get it. You don't like Egoraptor. Please stop posting about it, it's getting really annoying.

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    4. His Quaker Oats Wet Dream still stands as one of the funniest bits on his show. XD

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  14. With Pokemon now twenty years old, I think back to a certain show starring two posers who predicted that said series was on its last legs.

    Let's all hold hands and laugh at all their pompous presumption: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG-4n75U7u0

    (Also, keep an ear out for a Yuyu Hakusho Abridged line.)

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    1. Didn't South Park have an episode when Pokemon first came out and claim how Pokemon (or chinpokomon as they call it) was just a tad and everyone would forget about it?

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    2. Yeah, but the difference between South Park and X-Play is that the former doesn't usually make fun of stuff out of malice... except for when it shows (John Edward).

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    3. Eh, this happens to pretty much anything
      Power Rangers
      TMNT
      Yu Gi Oh
      Pretty much all of these were said they were gonna be shots in the pan
      And then these people look like idiots when they go on to be decades old

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    4. Eh, this happens to pretty much anything
      Power Rangers
      TMNT
      Yu Gi Oh
      Pretty much all of these were said they were gonna be shots in the pan
      And then these people look like idiots when they go on to be decades old

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  15. so anyone just see Pat the NES' vid on the Colecovision Chamelon being exposed as a fake (again)

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    1. Saw it. And ReviewTechUSA just made a video analyzing pictures of the system to come to the conclusion that it's fake. They put a capture card in to make it look like a motherboard.
      -_-

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    1. Jeez, that face in the thumbnail is hideous.

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    2. Ugh. Well, see you all Friday; I'm going to work more on the Virtual Console versions of Red/Blue/Yellow; and the Celebi DLC just went live today too.

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  17. According to SocialBlade, Chris lost three subscribers today. That may not sound like a lot, but it kind of is when you barely get any subscriber gains.

    Chris, it really isn't a good idea to be posting numerous toy videos RIGHT after promising your fans that you would have a new IG episode out "hopefully in a week." It's actually a pretty big mistake.

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  18. Nintendo Direct tomorrow at 2 PM PST. Fingers crossed for new Pokken fighters.

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    1. Oooh, I didn't even think of that. Now I'm kind of excited.

      I'm hearing people expect Star Fox to get delayed, which would be a shame.

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    2. A delayed game is better than one released unfinished (glares at Street Fighter V and Assassin's Creed Unity).

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    3. Star Fox isn't being delayed. That was a rumor coming from Tamaki 'Shovel Knight is coming to Smash' Robertson.

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    4. Yeah, but maybe with updates and stuff it will be at the level that it would have been if it had a delayed release so yeah!

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    5. Speaking of which, did you know that Zelda is celebrating 30 years this year? And Zelda Wii U is releasing this year. I'm starting to think there is more to its initial delay than it appears!
      ^-^

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  19. I'm either gonna get flamed for this comment or have it deleted but i can always screen cap this

    Why waste time blogging and commenting on someone's videos if you don't like them? This is kind of petty blogging about how bad his videos are. Move on

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    1. So I guess all negative review of any type of media is stupid to you to huh? Beside, it has been establish that this blog is meant for Bores to improve his stuff but he didn't and this is still alive because of that. And finally, I pretty sure BatDan has said that these posts only took him like an hour to make so he don't even waste time with it, heck he even waste less time for them now because he only write when Bores have something worth taking about. Also, BatDan don't delete negative comments, you were confused him with Bores

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    2. Why waste time commenting on someone's blog if you don't like it? Its kind of like petty commenting about how bad we are for thinking his videos are bad. Move on

      It can work both ways.

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    3. Making constant blogs about someone's videos is petty, he went as far as to call his site "irate gamer sucks" petty as hell tbh

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    4. Making constant commets about someone's blogs is petty, you went as far as to call the site "petty" petty as hell tbh

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    5. I used to think the same thing, but the truth is this blog goes way beyond IG's videos sucking.

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    6. You aren't even making any points, you're just copy and pasting my posts and changing words here and there,

      If you despise Bores' badly, ignore them, no need to blog about every video he makes and talk shit about him.

      Smh just let the guy do his videos.

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    7. The fact this went over your head entirely makes this all the more amusing. Case in point...

      If you despise this blog so badly, ignore it, no need to comment about why we should stop talking shit about him.

      Just let us enjoy the blog.

      The "Don't Like, Don't Watch/Read" defense is very easy to flip on its head. Try something better.

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    8. Ugh you seriously have no clue wtf i am saying

      It makes no sense blogging about someone you dislike just to bash them

      That would be like me watching episodes of Family Guy and blogging about how stupid the jokes are.

      Than you people continue to feed the blog creator

      Yes IG's videos may be lame but that's him

      No need to blog and comment on his videos repeatedly if you hate them so bad. What's the sense in it?

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    9. Hating on IG is always fun! He actually reads this blog and the comments so that's why we do it.

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    10. How can I not make any points when I clearly do in the first freaking reply. You are as bad as Bores, avoiding any criticism that is too hard to counter and attacking ones that is short and easy. And the reason why he call this "Irate Gamer sucks" is because it's the name he chose back in the day and now he can't change it, that all, the name is just a way to atrack people in the early day and now it stick like a brand name. And in case you didn't read my first reply, the site is for Bores to read it and improve, but he didn't and that's why it's still alive

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    11. What point? You just rambled on and off,

      Seriously, watching videos and blogging just to hate on them makes zero sense, smh

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    12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism

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    13. Criticism and needlessly and excessively hating are two different things

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    14. Does the prospect that we find this blog enjoyable incomprehensible to you?

      That we have different opinions than you? And that we have no right to voice them because you believe they "make no sense"?

      From my perspective, you make no sense. So I'm gonna take your advice and put this discussion to a close.

      Ignore set in 3..2..1...

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    15. Does the prospect that we find this blog enjoyable incomprehensible to you?

      That we have different opinions than you? And that we have no right to voice them because you believe they "make no sense"?

      From my perspective, you make no sense. So I'm gonna take your advice and put this discussion to a close.

      Ignore set in 3..2..1...

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    16. What i see

      "Durr me no like what person says cuz he says mindless hating wrong, durr me ignore him now"

      Smh children

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    17. I think I see where you're coming from, David.

      You're saying it's a lot like if this blog claimed to review classic, bestselling video games, but what we actually did was complain about them and say they sucked, and threw in a lot of misinformation and terrible jokes and then lied about it when confronted. You mean that kind of thing?

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    18. I have made THREE points about criticism, the point of this blog, and the fact that the creator doesn't even waste time with it to counter your original comment, plus one more about the name of the site and you still call me rambling nonsense, YOU ARE WORST THAN BORES!

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    19. First off, Worse*

      Second, first you go off on a rant, than when i reiterate what common sense would say, you just copy and paste my post and change things to your liking

      I keep saying, blogging about someone you dislike's videos repeatedly is tedious and a waste of time, don't like, don't watch and don't gripe.

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    20. Don't forget to respond to my question, Corino:

      If this blog claimed to review classic, bestselling video games, but what we actually did was complain about them and say they sucked, and threw in a lot of misinformation and terrible jokes and then lied about it when confronted, what would your opinion of this blog be?

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    21. I don't even watch Bores video, i click and comment, that's how awful they are

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    22. You don't watch his video, yet you comment on it anyway?

      Yeah that makes no sense

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    23. You don't read the blog, yet you comment on it anyway?

      Yeah that makes no sense

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    24. Don't forget to respond to my question, David Corino.

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    25. My first comment is just to tell you that you are wrong on something and the point of the blog, it's not even a rant. Since you ignore my comment, my second one are just to hammer in the fact that anything you criticise about the blog can be direct back at you and that somehow make you notice and said I haven't made any point. So I make another comment telling you that I have made a point and you call it ramping nonsense and with my fourth reply you said my original comment is a pointless rant. You know what, I'm not gonna add anything to that cause you seem to focus more on grammar of the BIG AND OBVIOUS TEXTS. Also how do you even found this blog? Google don't have a blog finding tool in Blogspot as far as I know and you seem to don't care about Bores so I don't know how you end up at this in the first place. As for your "it's tedious" argument, I'm sure that back in the day BadDan just do it like a review project but the site attracted many readers and Bores still have things to talk about so he might as well make it a side job and a painless one since you know? "these posts only took him like an hour to make so he don't even waste time with it"
      And since you like to live in the bubble that is my only comment worth talking about is my irony one, you deserve another one
      I keep saying, commenting about some blog you dislike repeatedly is tedious and a waste of time, don't like, don't read and don't gripe.

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    26. Did you read any of my posts or are you just trying to annoy me by copy/pasting what I say and picking your favorite bits to post?

      And i never said i didn't read his blogs. I wouldn't be here if I didn't. I just said there are better things out there to blog about than some guy who's videos you don't like.

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    27. Did you read any of my posts or are you just trying to annoy me by copy /pasting what I say and picking your favorite bits to post?

      And I never said I didn't watch his videos. I wouldn't be here if I didn't. I just said there are better things to gripe about than some guy who's blogs you don't like.

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    28. I have only do that two time and one of them I literally announce it to be ironic after a long passage showing all the thing that is wrong about you. Seriously, did you just read the last thing I said and attack it then counter any point that is easy to do? And I guess the people who review bad games and movies for a living is the dumbest people on the Earth to you? So what if it just one guy's video, it's pretty much the same as someone making an half hour review of an bad movie every week, heck they actually waste more time on it than this blog so is those people are a bunch of dumbasses? Again, this is just a painless sidejob so if you don't like it, just follow your own advice don't like, don't read and don't gripe

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    29. Oh wait, you only focus on the last part so you'll probably say I just copy and pasting again, so forget the last part

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    30. Debra Stone once again copy/pasting my words

      Srsly are you someone's alt?

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    31. Yeah David Corino,im guessing that Debra isnt real, I doubt any women read this blog.

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    32. Danger Dan, copy/pasting someone else's post to attempt to prove a point makes you autofail.

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    33. Again only did it two time(well three if you count that last on), was only try to hammer in the fact that Kama made the first time, that you sound stupid criticising a criticism blog. You are the one who autofail when you ignore any point I made and focus more on the fact that your words are being use against you. I have two lengthy passage pointing out your problem and was kinda feel guilty when I realize the "you copy my comment" was for Debra, but now your reply sound like you read those two passage like they were just to damage control the fact that I copy and paste and don't even address any other point I made. You know what? I'm done talking to you cuz you just gonna ignore it and look for the easiest thing to attack so you can come of looking like the bigger person.
      David Corino, ignoring someone else's post that attempt to prove a point makes you autofail
      And no I did type that in. Goodbye

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    34. Danger Dan, again you made no points at all saying i was stupid for calling a blog dedicated to roasting a guy whose videos the blog creator hates

      Srsly do you know even know what makes copy/pasting someone else and twisting things them around stupid?

      1. You couldn't come up with anything on your own except "you're stupid for criticising a roast blog"

      2. You will plagiarize someone else's comments to make yourself seem smarter

      3. You took a point I made and tried to make it seem stupid

      And btw i know a roast blog when i see one before you try to say this isn't one

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  20. Just thought I'd share something I found rather amusing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ2dKiT3a6o

    Bores actually left a positive comment on a parody video of himself. Good on him, I suppose.

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    1. I honestly don't know what to think of this. Chincherrinas was that one guy I was talking about who portrayed Bores a shitty clone of AVGN in his Smash Bros. Lawl series. Does Bores even know that exists?

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    2. Also he apparently decided to put spaces in his username (so it is no longer "TheIrateGamer") after he stopped calling himself "Chris Bores TV." Does that mean that really may have been telling someone on one of his videos to "stfu?"

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    3. Hunter, yes he did, and removed it. I'm pretty sure the account P Jones is him and I think he meant to reply as P Jones and messed up.

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    4. @Hunter
      To be fair, his last appearance in The Frollo Show actually made him somewhat sympathetic, even if only in a continuation of his status as a joke character.

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    5. @Hunter
      Yeah, and it actually made me feel bad for him when it happened.

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  21. So, the trailer for the Ghostbusters reboot (guess it's not a sequel, as they're not calling it "Ghostbusters 3") just dropped today. Thoughts anyone?

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    1. I wasn't excited before. Not excited now. Looks really uninspired.

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    2. Looks pretty terrible. And The Nerdist is really pissing me off in their defending of it.

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    3. The effects look nice, and the ghost at the beginning does bring to mind the library scene from the first film (that thing scared me silly as a kid).

      Other than that, not too interested.

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    4. not excited for it but i will give it a chance.

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    5. The parts where the nerdy girl licks her gun and the black woman (Sorry if I sound racist) shouting as she slaps the other woman at the end of the trailer make me cringe.

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    6. Attempting to express my thoughts in a more articulate way than "omg the Ghostbusters are women! I want to jump off a building, LOL!"

      I never liked the idea of rebooting and replacing the starring cast with women. Plenty of feminist have already called me sexist, or a man-child who doesn't want icky girls in my playhouse. Personally, I think feminist should be offended by it. There's nothing empowering about accepting blatant pandering.

      When I first heard the rumors of Ghostbusters 3, the concept was that the original cast would be passing the torch to a younger generation. Among the rumored cast was Seth Rogen and Kaitlin Olson. Kaitlin was my favorite choice, Seth being the least.

      Despite my problems with the entire premise sounding like a bad gender-swap fanfic, I watched the trailer with an open mind, and hated it anyway.

      The "comedy" makes it seem like they're trying to give Ghostbusters the "21 Jump Street" treatment, when they should be giving it the "Ghostbusters" treatment. The original had a nice blend of drama and comedy, did the new production team think it was slapstick? The effects look nice, but everything else just seems generic and forgettable.

      I have less of a desire to see it after the trailer than I did before. Maybe I'll check it out when it comes to Netflix, but probably not.

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    7. I personally laughed my ass off at it. I know a lot of people disagree with me; but I've seen Kristen Wiig do well on Saturday Night Live and in other movies; and Paul Feig definitely understands the dynamics of comedy (not to mention Melissa McCarthy bringing her usual blend of self-deprecating humor to the table). Hell, I didn't even hate Ghostbusters II! I can understand how people are upset; but a lot of them seem to be taking things way too seriously (something the Ghostbusters verse notably isn't). As for the Jump Street thing: I'm actually not a fan of the rebooted 21 Jump Street (I was vehemently against the idea of making it a comedy, and wished they stuck to how serious the show was and made the movie more similar to Collateral or American Gangster). I plan on going; because even if it sucks, I should be able to get something out if it as content for my YouTube channel.

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    8. Chris commented on facebook about it. Other than the part about the graphics and humor, I actually agree with him.

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    9. For me, I'm more surprised at making trailer reaction videos longer than the actual trailer. If it wasn't called Ghostbusters, perhaps it wouldn't be held to so much varied reactions.

      My first problem was the fact that they decided to call it "Ghostbusters" instead of adding a subtitle like the animated Ghostbusters shows did.

      It certainly won't ruin anybody's childhood, that's for sure.

      I wasn't really on/off the fence about it, so I'll just wait for the Rotten Tomatoes score for it to help influence in going to seeing it/not.

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    10. What did Chris say about the trailer?

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    11. "Just saw the new ghost busters trailer. Effects are awesome, good humor but still makes me wish the original cast were doing it, or rebooting it with younger actors like what they did with Star Trek. Since it is "Ghostbusters" it will make money"

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  22. So, what do you think about the recent Nintendo Direct announcements? Here are my thoughts:

    • No official announcement of playable Octolings in Splatoon. I guess they're saving that for E3. They did say that updates are still coming for that game, however.
    The Japanese Super Mario Maker info video about the upcoming Wednesday update actually has a few tidbits of information that the Direct itself doesn't have. Specifically, you can carry up to eight keys (since you can put up to eight sets of doors in a course, four for each sub area, it makes sense), one of the Super Expert costumes is Diskun (#143 in the costume roster), and there's a new viewer for courses that you've uploaded that lets you check out death spots and comments without having to play through the courses yourself.
    • Localization for the 3DS Rhythm Heaven game has finally been confirmed! I guess when it comes to Rhythm Heaven, these things take their sweet time.
    • Kirby, Meta Knight, and King Dedede are getting new figurines for the Kirby amiibo line. Waddle Dee will also be getting an amiibo.

    In other news, the Shovel Knight amiibo has been confirmed for Japan, but not Silver Mario.

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    1. SNES only on the N3DS is an odd random thing, especially if the 3DS on its last legs...but I'm happy we'll get portable Earthbound in a few weeks.

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    2. Nintendo HAS to get with it on cross platform purchases. Not even a discount for SNES games you already bought on the Wii or Wii U is garbage.

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    3. Don't even get me started on this same bullshit with the Smash DLC (which only applies if you got one version of the game well after the other, but still).

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    1. Just saw it today. Best Disney movie since Wreck-It Ralph in my opinion (I didn't like Frozen as much as everyone else did).

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    2. I saw it. It's a great movie that tackles racism and sexism. I enjoyed it as much as Wreck-It-Ralph, Frozen and Big Hero 6.

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    3. Didn't look like my thing; personally waiting for Moana.

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  24. Another Friday of nothing, seeing as it's after midnight Ohio time. Well, think I'll work more on Blue on Virtual Console (I picked Squirtle, which made Misty tougher than I thought with no grass or electric types handy) and finally play in the Kanto Classic in OR/AS; as well as catch up on Jessica Jones on Netflix (Daredevil season 2 starts soon, really excited with how they'll handle the Punisher). See you all Tuesday, going to see my grandfather tomorrow.

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  25. OT: So... anyone watch the Oscars last week? Glad for Inside Out to win Best Animated Feature... though I wish Fury Road had won Best Picture instead of Spotlight.

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    1. I'm surprised Spotlight won Best Picture when Mad Max won the most awards while The Revenant won Best Director and Best Actor.

      I'm also disappointed The Martian didn't win any awards.

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    2. There were a lot of good nominees this year; and I'm glad Mad Max swept the technical awards (despite not being the biggest fan of Fury Road; I can't deny how well-made it was), and I concede it was a tough call on Best Picture myself. I am glad that Leo finally made Best Actor after being nominated numerous times, and that living legend Ennio Morricone won Best Original Score.

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  26. RIP to former first lady Nancy Reagan who has passed away today at the age of 94.

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  27. I know this is random, but am I the only one who can't stand Sonic Boom? (the show)

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    1. Why? It has good humor, most of the characters are likeable, and the villains are pretty fun. How can you not stand it? It's not like Cartoon Network spams it like Teen Titans Go.

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    2. It's decent; and it has some nice animation compared to how glitchy the games were (I like how one episode apparently canonized the Knuckles jump glitch). It's a bit more action-oriented than AoSTH; but goofier than SatAM (I still think Underground is the weakest Sonic show I've seen). It's getting a second season soon; and I'm seeing a lot of parallels with the new TMNT as well (something that wasn't lost on VG Cats or Black Nerd Comedy). As for this Fire and Ice game: I will just have to see where that goes (I tried to give Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal the benefit of the doubt; but just playing the demos, I could say many fans' skepticism was justified). Even Sticks is pretty amusing to me; especially as a man who's not a big fan of Nika Futterman's voice acting.

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    3. I think the humor is pretty lame honestly. It only started getting legitimately funny moments in the later episodes which is a good sign but then it goes back to "Knuckles being stupid" as humor.

      No Sonic cartoon has ever really impressed me, though the movie/OVA is the absolute best piece of Sonic media period imo

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    4. The main reason I hate it is because, frankly, it just isn't that interesting. No really, think about it. Most of the show's plots have been done before, 80 percent of the cast are just boring sterotypes that barely do anything (looking at you Amy) and it's trying to be a million different things at a time. In some episodes, it's trying to be an Adventure Time-like action comedy. In others, it's a sitcom. That's not diversity, that's being inconsistent.

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  28. I recently made a list of the top 8 reasons people hate the Irate Gamer on my blog RNG. I think people can agree with most of these reasons.

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  29. Today is National Cereal Day. Bores must be celebrating

    http://www.nationalcerealday.com/

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  30. Cinemassacre's YouTube channel hit TWO MILLION subscribers today. Something to keep in mind when it feels like the imbeciles are winning.

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    1. I probably expect Crisbo and those stupid jokers to call the subscribers (myself included) "fanboys". Hey, it can happen. And we'll be waiting!
      ^-^

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    2. Congratulations Cinemassacre on achieving such a milestone. :)

      Crisbo on the other hand still has 150k subs. That was the amount he has when he posted that Opening Up video and two years later, it's still around that same number. Pffft, Chris is the better person my ass.

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    3. Oh, but Bores was once the 55th most subscribed person on YouTube.

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    4. And even though that was only true for a brief time more than 5 years ago it, it's still a bigger accomplishment than James'.

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    5. Not to be outdone, Ghost Hunting 2.0 has reached a rank of 1,773,620 in book sales on Amazon.

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    6. And who could forget the time he proved that Charlie Charlie was real?

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  31. So, they've leaked a bit of the Duck Tales reboot for next year; and the art style looks like it's going to be a fun show. If Chris thinks he can write for them; he's delusional after that mess of a storyline he tried. Also, what does Boring Man have against Launchpad? I like Launchpad. Ever since that abysmal review of the NES game; I still don't get his antipathy towards the character.

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    1. My guess is... he hates Launchpad because he downplayed Donald's role?

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    2. When Bores said he would like to help on the show, he probably meant get coffee for the staff or clean their bathrooms.

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    3. I think he thinks that his silly web show is enough to get him a writing job. He's acting more and more like Fred every day.

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    4. Yeah, I can imagine that Boring Man will probably fade into obscurity the same way that Lucas Cruikshank did after his work with Nickelodeon flopped (both his own show and that horrible Marvin Marvin one). Even their similarities in trying to do other things have the stigma of their characters being like an albatross around their neck.

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  32. Oh look a Skylanders video!

    http://imgur.com/5NIWYca

    Also he looks like such a doof in that screencap.

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    1. Yeesh. I can only imagine what Chris has planned for today after yet another one of those self-indulgent videos.

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  33. Does I rate 80s still exist? Or did Chris throw it in the same trash can where he dumped Chris and Scottie Road Trip, Irate Cinema, Let's Plays, and his "Crazy" style reviews?

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    1. The last one he did was Captain EO. I personally wouldn't put it past him to do more episodes of the same decade that Seth MacFarlane has a hard-on for. Then again, his masturbatory attitude towards that time period has been a large part of his other videos as well.

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    2. Who knows with Crisbo? He might surprise everyone with a new one, but considering his laziness and Skylanders fetish, it's hard to tell.
      -_-

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  34. Another Tuesday of nothing. Well, guess I'll rewatch the Star Wars saga while I wait for the Blu-Ray of Episode VII (doing Anachronistic Order this time) and play some more of Mario Maker (both it and Splatoon are getting updates tomorrow). That title alone is keeping me busy well into this year (going to work on paying off Pokkén Tournament before next week, and seeking out a copy of Twilight Princess HD). Well, see you all Friday.

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  35. Chris so obviously doesn't care about his channel anymore. Everything of the last year says it's become nothing more than an annoying obligation to him.

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    1. At this point I think Chris is just going to phase out. He hasn't come
      out with anything in the last few years that is even remotely good. At least during the height of his popularity his videos were SOMEWHAT enjoyable, back when people were mainly bashing him for being an AVGN ripoff. Now it's
      gotten to the point where his content is so bad that it's bad. The Skylanders obsession is what sealed his fate.

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    2. The problem has been that he has refused to adapt
      He was always trying to follow trends (horribly), but nowadays he seems to try and use his obscurity to make him popular again, but in order for that to work he has to make his retro reviews, the thing his fans want, or his 80s show, or that History series that will end after the Heat Death of the Universe. The other problem was that he never wanted to keep doing this, only using it to make money for Haunted Investigators, but that tanked

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    3. I don't know what Chris has planned for tomorrow (my plan is to make a payment on my copy of Pokkén Tournament and get tickets for Batman V Superman); but given how anemic his output has been this year so far, I wouldn't be surprised if it were more rocking off to his plastic fetish. I can only imagine what NES classic he'll bash for lousy clickbait, and we'll definitely be well into the lifespan of the NX before he gets to the NES in the Artistic License History of Video Games. That's not even getting into his desire to write another book; how badly-written Ghost Hunting 2.0 was be damned.

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  36. It seems that Pokémon Sun and Moon are coming out in winter time, according to the tail end of this video chronicling the history of the series from the official Japanese YouTube channel. I plan on preordering them when I have the money.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7JkGlMze_g

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  37. http://i.imgur.com/7ja4G7k.png
    Typical Chris.

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    1. To think he wonders why he's losing a lot of the fans he gained after the infamous 39-minute video where he "opened up" a load of hot air.

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    2. Sorry to be nitpicky, when linking to things maybe we should use href hyperlinks like this. Easier than copy-pasting urls, especially when having to highlight on a mobile device.

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    3. That's no way to treat a fan who's offering a friendly suggestion, Chris.

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    4. It's official. Chris no longer gives a fuck what people think about him.

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    5. How exactly is that guy "attention whoring" himself? If you're going to insult somebody, at least have it make sense.

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    6. I don't think it's that Chris doesn't give a fuck about what people think of him as much as he doesn't give a fuck about the success of his channel.

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    7. Ever notice how Chris kinda looks like Biff Tannen?

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    8. For some reasons, Bores' comments don't appear on the video. I can only see my comments. (I'm SuperFeatherYoshi BTW)

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    9. That means the pussy blocked you.

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  38. OT: The new Civil War trailer seems to have finally leaked how Spider-Man will appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; and I think "Underoos" (as Tony calls him) looks to be an improvement over The Amazing Spider-Man 2. I'm also eager to see how the film will be used a springboard for the single-hero reboot film next year; as the design looks quite similar to Steve Ditko's original design for the character when he first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15. Needless to say, I'm quite excited to see what Tom Holland brings to the table.

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    1. Wait? Spider-Man? They have his copyright now?

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    2. They're sharing it with Sony. Marvel can make movies where Spider-Man teams up with other superheroes (i.e. Avengers), while Sony can make standalone movies with the same actor that may or may not be considered MCU canon.

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    3. And to think that it all happen thanks to North Korea destroying their PR and Damage Control attempts.....

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  39. It's been a month since Chris told his fans that he would have the next IG episode out "hopefully in a week." This is just sad now.

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    1. Empty promises are par for the course with Crisbo! It really is just sad now!
      -_-

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    2. The Bores should have listened to Stu Pickles from "Rugrats":

      "If a promise you don't keep, it will haunt you in your sleep. And as you lie beneath your quilt, you will have a conscience full of guilt."

      Sad when even a cartoon character makes more sense than The Bores.

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    3. Further compounding this is that it's once again after midnight Ohio time, and nothing. Well, guess I'll work more on my Virtual Console copy of Yellow (they're still tallying the results of the Kanto Classic, I probably won't be able to get my Lance Dragonite codes till after that); then get my ticket to Batman V Superman and make a payment on Pokkén Tournament this weekend. Guess I'll see you all Tuesday.

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  40. James and Mike played M.U.S.C.L.E. in their new video. I now patiently await Chris's fanbrats to scream that they "ripped him off".

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    1. Yes, but in 6 Minutes from James and Mike i knew more of the game than from Bores. There is an orb that gives you for a limited time more strength or something and you can switch player because you're in a tag-team, i think that was kind of cool. Boring Man said nothing about this

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    2. Don't forget: Despite his "After doing some research", research is actually beneath him. Not to mention, he never takes the time to know how to play games.
      ^-^

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    3. "There are no special moves, no combo moves..."

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    4. “To tell you the truth, this game is the most boring, stupidest, dumbest, vile-repulsive, anal-raping, fecal-flinging, ass-ramming, toe-jerking, vomit-inducing, piece of shit I’ve ever played in my life!”

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  41. new video YET another let's read

    iRead Gamer

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    1. He's going to great lengths to avoid reviewing, isn't he?
      -_-

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    2. Well, one thing's for sure... that book exists.

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  42. Tuesday video is up, Elder Scrolls V art book review. Not much to it, really. Think I'll play some more Type: Wild, since Pokkén Tournament is out Friday; and I'm still working on getting my ticket to Batman V Superman (which is apparently preselling more than The Avengers or Deadpool). Well, see you all Friday.

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    1. "Here's a book. It has a cover, text and illustrations printed on paper. If you like the subject of this book you may like this book." - Chris Bores, reviewer extraordinaire

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  43. To all Splatoon players...NEWSPLATFESTDEGESSO!!! So pick one!
    ^o^

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    1. I'll keep an eye out for some of you guys (I wasn't sure what to pick at first, since the European options were Hoverboard Vs. Jetpack, but I should be able to make plenty of coin for weapons and gear all the same).

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    2. I found out about that this morning and signed up already. It's Team Snowman vs. Team Sand Castles.
      Even though I don't mind the winter (*coughandCallieissobaecough*), I ended up choosing Sand Castles (spring is coming soon after all). This'll be the first time I'm actually siding with Marie for a Splatfest.

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    3. I'm siding with Callie again! Especially since I prefer the cold over the hot. And for a reminder, my username is Majo.
      ^-^

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  44. Well, IGN gave Pokken Tournament an 8/10 solely because of "overwhelming gameplay." Git gud, IGN.

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    1. "Overwhelming gameplay"? What kind of phrase is that?

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