Thursday, March 24, 2016

Is This the End of Irate Gamer?

I know I just made a post, but Chris finally broke radio silence and dropped a bomb today on Facebook.


"I've been getting questions about the next IG Episode. The character is pretty much semi-retired at this point since the channel didn't see a big enough growth last year. I haven't had enough free time to edit episodes lately that require many man hours so I'm not sure when the next episode will be completed. Thanks for continuing to support the show, I love all the fans!"

 Well... this could be real.

Now I know he mentioned retirement before, and then 24 hours later said "Turns out I'm sticking around haha!" since it was a clear attempt at fishing for praise. "No don't go Chris we love you" and all that. However, this sounds much more serious. The red flag is "the channel didn't see a big enough growth last year", which I imagine was his experimental "three videos a week" phase that only ended up driving people away with terrible style changes (CRAZY videos) and severe selling out.
This does coincide with my discovery that he's no longer part of a Multi-Channel Network (according to Socialblade). 

By the way, this tells me his "technical difficulties" excuse was a lie. Knew it!

This could also mean that he's not completely done. Just that IG episodes will be even slower than usual (which would be impressive considering the "storyline" years saw like 2-3 IG episodes a year). We'll likely see a lot more stupid toy videos as those don't take long to edit. Though I hope this means he's done with all the selling out, no more terrible tech reviews or art books. 

Does this mean I'm done? No. Just that output will be a lot slower to match his. There's still his possible second book (which I doubt will really happen) and his alleged Hardcore Pawn appearance (if that hasn't been cancelled). As he says, the episode he was working will eventually come out, and I will cover that.

If Chris goes through with a full retirement instead of a "semi" one... I called it. Chris, you never tried. You didn't want to try. You never accepted help, you turned away countless people, you tried to take the easy way without realizing that trends change and people change and people get older. You stayed stagnant relying on the same tired jokes and ideas, even when you tried to do your own thing to avoid Angry Video Game Nerd comparisons, you relied on pointless references and random humor. You still showed amateur knowledge of games, complaining about things that are standard, and your attempt to bash beloved classics only showed you had no clue what you were doing. The last year also had you jump on trends far too late, and you didn't understand what made those trends work. I've had many former fans of yours come to me, realizing that you were really only funny when they were 11 or 12 years old, but as they grew older they realized that you weren't funny at all, even on nostalgia. Speaking of, you're approaching 9 years on YouTube (not counting Y2B2006), old enough to be considered "internet nostalgic" and what do you have to show for it? Your channel hasn't even come close to 200k subs. Channels started much later managed to skyrocket past you (Markiplier and The Completionist began in 2012, JonTron in 2010) and you never tried to adapt. When you tried to make a separate Skylanders channel amidst complaints that you were releasing too many videos about them, you lasted a week and came back to your regular channel crying that "YouTube is too different". Not even trying to learn what's changed, or ask someone for help. I imagine Guru Larry, who had spent YEARS trying to help you, would have offered tips. But you never listened, you never took criticism. You hid behind sock accounts to deflect criticism (the most notable being your "mother"), you had your friend Eric Allen do the same early on (Eric, contact me, I've got questions), and after years of avoiding the most common criticism you received, you spoke out about it and instead threw everyone under the bus. You didn't really apologize, you played the victim while crying that James Rolfe is a big bad bully that purposely sabotaged you (without showing ANY evidence of this). You fucked up Chris, you tried to make easy money by stealing an idea, for a hobby you clearly have no clue about, and it got way too big and way over your head and you were forced to keep going, resulting in the position you're in now. Do you even have genuine fans at this point? Even DarkSydePhil somehow has those, and he's in a worse position than you.

I hope you're proud of yourself Chris. Enjoy your fucking ghosts.

Again, there might be more videos so this is not a goodbye post. But it will likely be a while before I post again.

250 comments:

  1. Chris and IG could have been something more. If he didn't screw up all those countless times, he wouldn't be the laughingstock in the gaming community like he is today.

    I'm actually waiting for a Chris Bores documentary. If a Chris-Chan documentary can be done, then why not Chris?

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  2. I had a feeling Chris's Internet career would decay far enough to hit this point sooner or later. It's kind of tragic, really.

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  3. 1. Isn't this his 3rd semi retirement?
    2. He only says the IG character is in semi retirement. I'm sure he will milk the tech/toy/book thing (can't imagine how long companies would wanna send him shit if he doesn't do IG anymore so not sure how long he could ride that gravy train), I would expect the next video to have him mentioning his "semi retirement of IG", or maybe even a video dedicated to it. I am very sure he will be back with IG. This is probably just another ruse to stir up attention, or if he is legitimately too busy to do all that grueling time consuming editing it probably won't be for long.

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  4. Is he going to make another 40-minute video demonizing James Rolfe?

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    1. What's the point of him doing that? If anything, it would make him lose even more fans because it will prove that he was lying the first time and that he is just making an innocent internet celebrity look bad.

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  5. I'm confused. I just checked Bores' channel, the most recent video is IG Tech Review - Archer Speakers, Headphones, 1byone light first look. It was posted a week ago (march 15). I check his channel frequently (yes sick I know) and I haven't seen this until now. Can anyone explain?

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    1. Holy crap that's out of nowhere.

      Wait, for a video that nobody knew about, it has way too many views. Aw crap, Chris is using viewbots again.

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    2. he uses Aerosmith again to show off the awesome power of those speakers.

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    3. Modern shitty Aerosmith of course.

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    4. I imagine it was simply a hidden video (only accessible by URL) until today.

      It definitely wasn't there when I checked yesterday.

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  6. Does that mean the possible end of History of Video Games and I Rate the 80s to?

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    1. Well the last Irate the 80's episode was one year ago, so its pretty much dead, but hey, it's bores, he can speak to dead people so he can bring possibly a dead series back to life ;) . And HOVG, ... i don't know, since season 5 it's part of The Irate Gamer Season 5, so that is still alive, but the playstation 1 is planned for Episode 87 in the year 2065 so there is a long way ahead

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  7. Chris failed at being an entrepreneur, so his next pursuit is to run for Congress.

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  8. Just watch Chris read this post and upload something the next day.

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  9. As much as we all have joked about it throughout the years, this point in time was eventually going to come. It was inevitable that, with the way Bores was handling his channel and releasing videos that didn't appeal to his fanbase, he would be forced to put the Irate Gamer character to pasture.
    Even if he isn't permanently done yet, Bores is on bought time nowadays. Though there will always be a fanbase willing to support him (like DarkSydePhil), a time will come when he will have to leave YouTube and find a job elsewhere that offers better pay and other beneficial incentives (no, I don't believe his ghost-hunting shtick will be enough to support him).
    Let's just hope that, whenever that time comes, Bores will have found something he is truly passionate for and enjoys doing. I know we here find entertainment by seeing just how bad his videos and work ethic can be, but Bores is, in the end, a human being just like all of us. Therefore, I at least want him to succeed at something in life that can be considered a positive achievement.

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  10. OT: Sad news-- Larry Sanders himself, Garry Shandling, has passed away at the age of 66:
    http://news.yahoo.com/video/comedian-garry-shandling-dies-la-220159983.html?nf=1

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  11. I wonder what Scottie and Brad Harp have to say about Chris? Maybe even Alan Cicco and most importantly, Jennifer, since the two were dating at one point.

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    1. I would say that Scottie, Brad and Jennifer have all moved on with their lives and are probably not even paying much attention to what Chris does these days. Not sure about Alan or what he is doing.

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  12. People thought Uwe Boll was a goner when he released that charming video last year. He's still making movies, but they're hardly even known. Chris will probably turn out the same way. Still making videos, but so unheard of that he's hardly even considered infamous anymore.

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  13. Well, that was unexpected; and by unexpected I mean totally expected. He's been hemorrhaging views and subscribers for years; and that "55th most subscribed" glory can only go so far when other "caustic critic" personae have seen much change over the years, and Chris has shown a perpetual inability/unwillingness to evolve. When he's experimented; it's been in the wrong areas. His career began leeching off you-know-who; it's devolved from there. Well, I just got back from Batman V Superman; guess I'll see what happens tomorrow. If Chris is serious; I hope whatever IG review he's working on is as spectacularly bad as his "movie." One that would make Batman and Robin look like The Dark Knight (by the way, I put BVS at better than the former, not as good as the latter). Until then-Pokkén Tournament!

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  14. @BatDanNight

    Any luck getting in touch with Scottie besides Eric Allen, Dan?

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  15. Do y'all get the feeling that a clipless Nostalgia Critic/Angry Joe crossover is coming up?

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  16. Off topic, but what are your guys' thoughts on the Batman vs. Superman movie?

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    1. I personally thought it was better than Batman and Robin; but not as good as The Dark Knight Trilogy or the MCU films it was trying to emulate. I acknowledge that many of the decisions Zack makes as a storyteller are often controversial; but I can't deny he's got a hell of an eye for spectacle. I also noticed that many scenes had lines and shots echoing stories like The Death and Return of Superman and The Dark Knight Returns; two of my favorite stories featuring these characters. I say, bring on Suicide Squad; Wonder Woman and Justice League.

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    2. I hate that movie. It perfectly represents everything that's wrong with Hollywood blockbusters from the last few years: incoherent plot, obnoxious score, endless sequel set-ups.

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  17. Honestly Bores at this point just put IG to pasture
    I really just think u need to move on at this point
    U have failed to evolve at all in the 9 years
    That you have done this
    And have made yourself so seperated from the community that you will never recover
    I don't even believe that this is the end for you
    This is probably just you giving an excuse for your terrible turn out
    That or perhaps you just want to finally do your stupid ghost movie even tho you spent YOUR ENTIRE LIFE SAVINGS and getting nothing out of it
    Just let IG rest Bores
    Because it is just a shambling corpse begging for death's sweet embrace
    Now if you excuse me, I'm going to go wait for Kamen Rider Amazons to get subbed

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  18. Let me guess... Chris had an opportunity with an MCN so long as his views met a certain threshold. That would have been the motivation behind his surprise return to YouTube and three videos a week schedule. In an effort to find content he resorted to ridiculous videos like his paper tablecloth greenscreen and buying cheap tech crappie from shill websites.

    When his views predictably dropped the network let him go. After the failure of his book Chris is now forced to find another way to earn money. Would that be a fair guess?

    He seems to be too much of anew attention whore to quietly disappear. I suspect he will be back to crash and burn in a spectacular way.

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  19. You know the fact that bores is nine, only makes me think of a certain thing that is also ten years old...Congrats Little Kuriboh

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  20. Another Friday of nothing. Well, be seeing you all; since I'm going back to school Monday and I'm working on some projects of my own. I'm also mulling over getting a PS4 in the near future; since there's a lot of big titles coming out soon that look interesting (not to mention talk of a potential 4K model soon).

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  21. If Chris wanted to stay relevant, he should have read gaming news everyday, learn about the newest trends in gaming, learn how the gaming industry works and also the lastest gaming technology and indie games. He should also have made friends with other gaming reviewers like Jontron and the Completionist rather than his former detractors who don't even care about gaming in the first place. He should think about new and upcoming games instead of toys like Skylanders and Lego Dimensions.

    And look what happens when he chose to do none of that. Congrats Bores, after nine years on Youtube, you still haven't evolved.

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    1. All of which shows that Chris never really had any sort of vision or plan for the Irate Gamer show. He jumped on a bandwagon.

      He can claim that James sabotaged him all he wants but when he woke up and realized he gained about 11,000 subscribers almost overnight he really should have sat down and planned how he was going to use that momentum.

      Instead he handled his show very haphazardly and took on too much work for himself. James at least has friends like Mike, Bootsy, Ryan, etc to make content when James is too busy to post.

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  22. Off topic.

    We should all congratulate Digital Homicide for taking over Konami as the new number 1 worst gaming company in the world. The fact that they are able to sue Jim Sterling for 'ruining their lives' shows that the future of the video gaming is going to be destroyed. If they succeed (which I highly doubt they will), it will create a chain reaction. More and more gaming companies can sue video game critics for giving them negative scores and opinions.

    So again, congratulations Digital Homicide. The future of gaming is dead because of you. It's truly both hilarious and pathetic that you guys spend more time, money and effort in suing someone rather than using them to make a good video game.

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    1. DH is pretty much doing what Eidos and Gamespot did to Jeff Gerstmann when he gave Kane and Lynch a negative review (which deserved it, IMO)...

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    2. Yeah, I read about that too. It's very disgusting that a video game company can pay a game journalist site to highly advertised their game and can sue them if they ultimately give it a negative review.

      At least it's good to know that Jeff Gerstmann is still doing gaming journalism after the whole thing.

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    3. This is, sadly, another common thing in this Dark Age of Gaming: developers who absolutely refuse to take criticism. Never mind that criticism can actually help your work!

      Many of their catchphrases seem to be, to quote the Nostalgia Critic, "Gimme all your munee". This is truly pathetic.
      -_-

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    4. Yeah I don't buy that we are in some Dark Age of Gaming or whatever. That's some extremely cynical nonsense that is "Good ole days" style thinking.

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    5. I can see DH's case headed straight for the round file; if it even goes to court at all. I am well aware of Sterling actually trying to reason with them and pointing out how their arguments make no sense, but they won't listen.

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    6. This is where we need to keep spreading the message of #WTFU around so that people will listen to criticism...

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  23. Well, if there's anything Chris followed in Guru Larry's advice, he's stopped those awful competitions. Not saying that's a whole lot of good, but at least it's something.

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  24. btw. even on his side there is no activity since 19th February

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    1. And the new IG Episode is still Kung Fu on his site

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    2. Was the more recent IG episode Excitebike?

      If that's the case, then it just shows that Crisbo's been way too lazy to update his site since October. That's a new low, isn't it?
      -_-

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  25. HA. Rest in shit, Cunts Boring. You will not be missed, you fraud.

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  26. Hey, long time reader, first time commenter.

    I was wondering, when Chrisbo does decide to leave the youtube gaming stuff behind, if you, BatDan, would make the final blog post covering his 50 worst moments ever.

    I hope you guys like that idea. :)

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    1. I second this motion; since I can think of quite a few.

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    2. We could possibly just go through all previous "Top Ten" lists (or whatever there was for that year) and put them all together on a survey, then we could all vote rather than have Dan consider Bores's entire "career".
      I'd say wait until the end of this year, though. He might make a comeback before then.

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    3. I would like to see 3 list: Worst videos, worst non video stuff (like stupid posts on FB or whatever), and because I am a believer in giving the Devil (Bores) his due (especially if its someone who hasnt done shit to me personally), his best/least worst videos.

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    4. @Shaolin Dave: True... Perhaps it would be better to take a poll, but I prefer letting Dan handle it, as this blog didn't exist until 2009. And I think the ZAMN "review" would be on the list.

      @StevenPR-92: Thanks. :)

      @Gary Sargent: Hmmm... We could have the "good bye" posts broken up, like the first says "Bores Retired," the second goes into the "Top 50 worst IG/Bores moments" and the third and final one thanks the blog's fans and readers.

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    5. good call. A final round of all time worst moments to wrap things up sounds appropriate.

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  27. OT: Gary Shandling, comedian and the actor who played Senator Stern in Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier has passed away.

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    1. RIP.

      Now that I think of it, is he the first MCU alumnus to pass on?

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  28. I say that it has been a really haphazard run for him.

    From the stigma of being an AVGN rip-off that he can't get rid of, I would give him credit that he sort of evolve his show on the things he actually likes doing (even though most of the topics he did on flopped; ghost hunting is a fad, his toys reviews are not as interesting, etc). The tech reviews, I will leave it out, since he was just selling out to those companies.

    To side track. I feel that angry reviewing is also coming to a slowdown/halt, since I think even the AVGN might be growing tired of it. He has moved on to different style of videos, while the normal AVGN-type of vids are becoming more sparse.

    Sigh.. If only you take the advice of Larry and the countless number of people that tries to help you out, Chris.

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    1. I agree with what you're saying about angry reviewing winding down.

      I mean, I'm currently thinking of AVGN as a good character that is predominantly historic. The 2014 movie was his one big hit over the past five years. There is a feeling that maybe that is it for the Nerd.

      But, I could be wrong, since there is a new AVGN episode coming out within the next couple of months, and maybe it might breath fresh energy into the character for least another few years.

      I'm just saying.

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    2. Yep, I still go to Cinemassacre now and then. AVGN reviews are still good, but you know, the aforementioned sparseness.

      Or he's simply running out of bad games to review. ;)

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    3. Well, here's a list of bad games that AVGN hasn't reviewed yet:

      Gilligan's Island
      Bebe's Kids
      Barney's Hide and Seek
      Ultraman
      James Bond Jr.
      Captain Novolin
      Road Runner's Death Valley Rally
      Space Ace
      The Pagemaster
      Rise of the Robots
      Time Killers
      Strider Returns
      The Adventures of Mighty Max
      Ballz 3D
      HammerLock Wrestling
      Warlock

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    4. Nostalgia Critic already reviewed Bebe's Kids.

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    5. That may be, but you never know, AVGN just might review it anyway.
      ^-^

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    6. Here's a bunch more bad games that AVGN should review:

      Sword of Sodan
      Techno Cop
      Awesome Possum
      Heavy Nova
      Fantasia
      Stormlord
      Nightmare Circus
      Heavy Shreddin'

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    7. He's just having fun now playing games. I'm not disappointed the output of Nerd videos have slowed down significantly, especially when the games aren't games he may not necessarily be familiar with.

      His James & Mike Videos aren't too bad for a dose of Cinemassarce. Board James was a nice derivation too.

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    8. James admitted on Twitter that he's nearly done on a new AVGN episode, not sure what it will be about, just thought I'd throw this out there.
      Meanwhile Chris hasn't added anything new to his twitter since the Start of the Month, another example of Chris not interacting with his fans

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    9. That's exactly what I told everyone, and I'm betting that the new AVGN episode is gonna involve time travel, where AVGN travels back to 2007 or 2008 and meets his younger self and prepares him for the storms which lie ahead.

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    10. @Deep Ghoul

      I don't think Road Runner's Death Valley Rally is bad at all. It may not be a classic, but I quite like, same with some of Sunsoft's other Looney Tunes games.

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    11. Oh, and speaking about bad games, there's also Zoo Race for PC. JonTron reviewed that very well, actually. It is a really weird, weird game.

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    12. The only game I've ever wanted AVGN to review is Blues Brothers for the NES. Maybe one day...

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    13. Oh, hey! Don't forgot Raid 2020, from his Bible Games II.

      "Maybe I'll review that in the year 2020."

      I'm waiting, James.

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    14. Yeah, I saw it last week, and I'm glad the title card concept of the show came back.

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  29. Not sure if this means much as have never paid much attention to his FB page before but his info says "Worked at YouTube". That's worked as in past tense. Probably legit and this truly is the end. I'll miss your blog, it was a good read but intrinsically linked to the ongoing output of someone who's output was less than ongoing. Doomed to failure, but what a ride while it lasted. Thanks for all the entertainment Dan, I wonder if there's anything else as good at making an enjoyable situation out of such an awful excuse for a show. Deadhomersociety is the only thing that springs to mind.

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    1. he has had that for a long time. I think it refers to his time as youtube partner channel

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    2. lmao, I bet he puts that on his resume

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    3. I think he may have put, "Previously the 55th most subscribed YouTube channel" on his resume.

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    4. when he hit the number, he probably had a parade and airplane write it in the sky

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  30. Another Tuesday of nothing. Seeing as Friday is April Fool's day; it's safe to say it's been another functionally dead month. Well, be seeing you all; since I'm back in school and I expect this CWE class I'm taking for journalism to be quite intensive.

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  31. I hope he will at least do Metroid so our Captain N theory can come full circle.

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    1. I'd have respect for him if he reviewed that game WITHOUT cheating

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    2. But I have a strong feeling he'll be using the crap out of Game Genie if he reviews that game...

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    3. I wouldn't doubt it. I mean, who uses cheats to beat MEGAMAN?!?!? It's one thing to use a password that fills up your e-tank storage or look up what the boss's weaknesses are, but to manipulate the overall gameplay is just downright pathetic.

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    4. You would think after nearly a decade of doing his show, he would develop some decent gaming skills and beat a game without cheating but he still thinks that he can get away with using cheat devices.

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  32. Chris must be making so little from YouTube these days, I don't know why he even bothers. He clearly doesn't enjoy it.

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    1. Since when did it look like he enjoyed doing this?
      o_o

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  33. Hello, all! Long-time reader, first-time, etc, etc. Firstly, kudos, on such an amusing, yet always incisive blog. You have hit the nail on the noggin countless times: Chris Bores is waaaaay more than just a shoddy knock-off of James Rolfe, et al.

    Something about Bores has always bothered me, however: what exactly interests him? Bandwagon jumping? Does he actually like anything? Or is he simply a hollow husk of a human, incapable of independent thought and reason, guided only by what seems to be popular (and, ergo, profitable) at any given time? If you rocked on down to his gaffe for a party (Christ!), what would his conversation be like? Self-absorbed, yet yawningly empty? If you said, "Do you like so-and-so?", would he even be able to give a genuine, heartfelt answer? Or would he simply say, "Hell, yeah!", if so-and-so was popular, or, "Shit, no!", if so-and-so wasn't? And then misquote some clapped-out quotes and/or memes? (I imagine he still says, "Wazzup!!!", completely oblivious to the fact that it's about as fresh as a decade-old bottle of Eau de Surströmming.)

    It’s a shame he never really embraced the whole "good bad movie" reviewing thing, because watching him tear into Tommy Wiseau would have been absolutely fucking hilarious. Pots calling kettles racially connotative epithets spring to mind, there.

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  34. So, TheMysteriousMrEnter has been dealing with some major "copyright" issues lately. Some Australian company managed to flag one of his videos THREE TIMES. They took down the EXACT SAME VIDEO three times. It seemed like they were absolutely desperate to get rid of any constructive criticism towards their terrible show (Pixel Pinkie). At one point, they even took down his video again RIGHT after it went back up. What the heck, YouTube? Why do you let this crap happen?

    I'm just bring this up as a warning that terrible companies will go to extremes to get videos taken down (Mr. Enter actually advised his fans to warn people about this). In this case, going out of their way to abuse a broken copyright system IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY. Be very careful guys.

    "Sue me or leave me alone." - Brilliant quote from Mr. Enter

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  35. So, the Alison Rapp getting fired from Nintendo thing....

    ....Yeah, I'm just going to leave these articles/documents here:

    A morally questionable thesis paper Rapp wrote back in 2011:

    https://my.mixtape.moe/azloup.pdf

    And recent info on her shenanigans:

    https://medium.com/@jkellytwit/nintendo-s-public-relations-employee-alison-rapp-now-vocal-for-pedophiles-656f9965c6e9#.ab0hi9i6w

    Yeah, I have no stake in GamerGate, I just hate pedophiles.

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    1. And this:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZt0-tCid_Y

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    2. Jesus fucking christ. Get that shit out of here.

      What's next, are you going to post a link to some 40 min youtube video ranting about cultural marxists censoring high review scores from DOAx3 or whatever it's called?

      I'm sure the crowd that loves their jailbait and lolicon and loses their shit when XBCX Lyn got some skimpy outfits covered up just went digging into her past out of concern for the...........uhhh the society that she was censoring tits and ass out of Fire Emblem.

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    3. Agreed with Mot. I don't think this is the place to deal with that.
      I also don't think that person is important enough to even talk about.

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    4. I hate pedophiles as well, and agree that I don't think this is the place for that, but, I have to ask.

      Mot, do you even have the slightest clue what Fire Emblem was censored over? Or anything at all about DOA? Because your post seems to suggest you have no clue at all.

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  36. In any case,

    Watch this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoIL5qUI1p8

    and go here by tomorrow to save Fair Use:

    https://www.takedownabuse.org/

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  37. So I found another anti-WTFU video:

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

    I don't know, it seems to mostly be an anti-Nostalgia Critic video than an WTFU, but it seems he's clueless to what WTFU is about seeing that he thinks WTFU is just "a stupid, crybaby movement".

    Unfortunately, I sort of agree that NC spoils the movies in his reviews. Don't know if NC ever warns about spoilers in his reviews.

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    1. Everyone does spoils something for someone to a degree by talking about it.

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    2. A lot of the time, it's impossible to properly critique a film without spoiling it to at least some extent.

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    3. Yeah, I guess it's hard to review a movie without giving away spoilers.

      I've been noticing that the reason most people making these anti-WTFU do it, mainly because they don't like NC. At least Eli the Computer Guy gave a reason why he doesn't like the WTFU movement without sounding like a jackass.

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  38. I wish I could say he's quitting, but it sounds like an attempt to get whatever followers he has left to rush to his support. You know the kind: won't say anything until you announce you're quitting and they rush you to say "NO! Don't quit! We love your show!"

    He'd been bleeding followers for years and the "AVGN is a big, fat poopypants asshole" video exacerbated the diaspora. It made him look weak and played up a victim mentality.

    His decline from a crappy Nerd copycat in 2007/2008 to abysmal reviewer period in the present is analogous to the increased usage of greenscreen.

    In his Y2B2006 videos and his early IG videos (BACK TO THE FUTURE, INDIANA JONES) he actually used real sets: he shot in his living room, went walking around in some woods, peddled into a dumpster at a bunch of condos...

    By the time of PREDATOR, he never left his house. Making his studio look like jungle by moving around a plastic ficus, greenscreening a desert, and taking a BRAK SHOW approach by using stock backgrounds for cities and such.

    In many ways, it seems to be indicative of an implied isolation from the outside world. He claims that there aren't many game reviewers left, but is unaware of people like ProJared, Peanut Butter Gamer, and JonTron -- only Angry reviewing seems to be dying out.

    ...Am I pulling a Guptill and overanalyzing this to the point of looking stupid?






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  39. Ive seen 2 people make argument with his recent vids hes bad at games on purpose to show how stupid the character irate gamer is and how bad he is at games. Anyone think theres any weight to this?

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    1. sometimes I can fool myself into believe that's the premise of his show and it helps me enjoy it somewhat.

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    2. That's kind of hard to tell, seeing as there's barely any difference between the character and the dunce playing him.
      -_-

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  40. Seems irate gamer actually has funny moments on trope page http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Funny/TheIrateGamer though could be put by irate gamer fans explaining why his opening up vid is under awesome and heartwarming

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  41. Chris Bores might be a sleezeball scammer, but he definitely pales in comparison to much of the entire Pickup Artist industry.

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  42. Another Tuesday of nothing. See you all Friday, I just got The Force Awakens on Blu-ray. Now I just need to work on getting my computer fixed. Hard drive trouble, temporary setback.

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    1. i have a feeling its gonna be a few another tuesdays and fridays of nothings

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    2. Well, you win that bet today. Guess I'll do the drinking game on one of his Artistic License History of Video Games reviews. My plans for the weekend involve Pokken Tournament, homework, and my sixth viewing of Episode VII. Can't wait for Rogue One, the viral trailer looks great.

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  43. *waits for Chris to accuse James of stealing ideas because the new AVGN is about Mega Man*

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    1. Funny that James is starting to strongly imply that AVGN is nearly over as well.

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    2. Even though James didn't review any of the NES games.

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    3. We'll probably get small eps here and there, mostly holiday ones...but I'm not surprised...after the 100th ep, I could tell he was getting tired of the character, even the movie showed how the character was a bit one dimensional. It was a good run

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    4. Plus, the guy's been a father for a couple of years now. Wouldn't want his kid picking up phrases like "Cowa-fucking-piece-of-dog-shit" too soon in their life.

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    5. Also, I was right when I said that the Mega Man episode would involve time travel.

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    6. My only complaint was that he now plays old-school games on an HDTV. Especially after Bootsy brought up how screwy the framerate for those games is on an HDTV.

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    7. Well, James and Mike sometimes play more modern games, and it would probably get annoying to have to switch the TVs back and forth.

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    8. I just realized something. It really has to be a sign for Chris to quit for good when James gets WAY more views in a matter of days (or even hours) on one video than what Chris can get on all his videos combined in an entire year (at least as far as actual IG episodes).

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    9. DSP would also be jealous of those views.

      Watched the episode and loved it, by the way (it wasn't flawless, of course). I especially loved that he included the Nerd clones. But I digress! I do wonder how Crisbo would react.
      ^-^

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    10. FINALLY, AVGN bashes Megaman X7. I was hoping that day would finally come.

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    11. Kind of sad he didn't bring up the best part of X7 though...
      No love for Flame Hyenard

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  44. Since Bores still hasn't uploaded anything of note, here's your weekly dose of horrifying implications for the future of tech.

    Nest, Google's home automation division, is ending support for Revolv, another smart home hub that they bought out previously. So if you were one of the few that actually paid $300 for the Revolv device when it was still for sale, it will be completely useless come May 15 even though there's nothing physically wrong with it.

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/5/11374358/nest-revolv-smart-home-hub-disable-user-compensation

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    1. I'm starting to think that these businesses only buy out smaller ones not to give customers more varied experiences, but to boast to their competitors about who has the most subsidiaries. It's sad, really!
      -_-

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  45. Chris lives!

    He has recently made two blog entries on his website. One is about NECA's Contra plays etc and the other is about NECA's Simon Belmont figure.

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    1. Yay! Old news!

      Sorry Bores, Pixel Dan already talked about them TWO MONTHS ago.

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  46. Key line, 4/5 post: "No updates for awhile since we were updating our servers but we are back." Whew. I was worried we'd be in the dark about video game culture for the rest of time. When that amiiboinformer.com server update is finally finished, it's going to be phenomenal.

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    1. What does that even mean? He hosts his site on Go Daddy. What needed several weeks of updating?

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    2. Probably just an excuse for his laziness.

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    3. It's called being a liar. It's called being Chris.

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  47. Wanna see someone who actually makes Chris look cool in comparison? Look up Vince Kelvin on YouTube. It's sad yet funny at the same time.

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  48. So, has everyone seen the new Bores puppet account? I really don't understand why the guy doesn't just sign in under his own account to interact with his fans.

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    1. What's the name? What's he saying? How are you sure it's a puppet?

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    2. AJstylesfan361(no content on his channel and no about or comment (or any other) tabs), he is saying things like "Chris needs time for personal things" type stuff (maybe other stuff too?) to people asking where Bores is. Its all over his most recent video. The wording makes it seem like he (she? Bores? some other mysterious entity?) is commenting on his behalf.

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    3. Read his hilarious comment about how he thinks the justice system should work.
      http://vloggest.com/watch/381887/

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    4. Yeah, AJStylesfan361 is who I meant. The person posting has been responding to everyone asking about Chris saying stuff like "he needs time for personal things" to begging people to be patient and to not leave, to doing the whole white knighting that all of Bores accounts are known for.

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  49. I think Chris is slowly trying to end his Internet career backstage.
    He hasn't made any announcements/videos, but there is no longer any BIO of him on his website, nor fan art, and he is still deleting videos. His Mario Party 10 review is gone, Lego Marvel Review is gone, tons of skylanders, E3 vids and update vids are gone....

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    1. Oh, and his Dead or Alive 5 and Resident Evil 6 review are gone as well

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    2. His channel is a ghost town. I'm calling it. It's over.

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    3. Too bad he can't delete all the vids calling him out, or stuff saved on Daily motion or this blog
      Because in the end, only the truth can prevail

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  50. I can't believe no one else has pointed this out, but the fact that Chris is now playing retro games on an HD LCD TV is really bad. They are really laggy. He should be using a standard-definition CRT, but of course he doesn't know this. There is this thing called a Framemeister that helps reduce lag, but he probably doesn't know it exists.

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    1. Yeah. There's probably at least 5 frames of input lag on that TV with standard-definition consoles while CRTs don't lag at all (unless you count a few nanoseconds). Of course, it doesn't excuse how much he sucks. I connected my NES to a laggy LCD HDTV that I could notice tons of lag on to see if he really sucks or it's the lag, and I could still easily beat Great Tiger and Piston Honda 2 (the later bosses are impossible without a CRT, though, but the earlier bosses give a long enough timing window to be playable even with all the lag).

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    2. why does it matter though? The guy is known to use emulators and steal footage. No one probably pointed it out because it's irrelevant.

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    3. I know he uses emulators, but it still looks bad because he's trying to make it seem like he's playing on the original hardware. Just the fact that he thinks playing NES connected directly to an LCD HDTV is a good idea is yet another giveaway to the fact that not only is he using emulators, but he's also not a gamer.

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    4. Look, there is a lot of dirty stuff Bores does, playing on a LCD is not one of them.

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    5. Plus, isn't James using an LCD now?

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    6. Yeah, he is, but at least he's using a Framemeister.

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    7. Also, he didn't use emulators for his Punch-Out review, at least. I know this because I can see composite video artifacts.

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  51. so alison rapp is a hooker

    so much irony...

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    1. And for clarification
      http://www.gamezone.com/news/it-seems-former-nintendo-pr-employee-alison-rapp-was-a-prostitute-3435712

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  52. I know my question will probably be ignored since, well... I'm me...

    But I've seen a few of you bring up Boring Man using an emulator. The only issue there seems to be with that is that when he uses one it seems to be in an effort to cheat rather than using one period. A friend of mine asks because he's not sure if you need to own a cartridge in order to do a game review. Is this true?

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    1. you really don't need the cart.

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    2. A lot of reviewers use an actual cart on original hardware. I'm sure a lot of them use emulators, or cheap NOAC consoles, or Retrons, or Pitendos.

      Besides the question of an authentic experience (no emulator is 100% accurate, especially when they have features to improve the experience), there's the legal and moral questions.

      Legally, I think you can use an emulator if you own the game and ripped the ROM yourself, but it’s been a while since I read up on it so that might not be true.

      Morally, it's a bit of a gray area. I think most people don't have a problem with emulating things that have been out of print and off store shelves for a long time. I've seen "Super Metroid" go for $200+ loose (seeing it for $70 on eBay now), but wether it's $3 or $300, Nintendo won't see one penny of your flea market or eBay purchase.

      However, the cart isn't the only way to legally acquire these games from the legal copyright owner. "Super Metroid" is on the Virtual Console for $8.


      So, I think the problems that people have with Bores using emulation is:

      1) Cheating, as you mentioned.
      2) Not playing on an old CRT doesn’t give the authentic experience so it proves he’s not a gamer (I disagree. Lot’s of “real gamers” don’t keep a CRT around, myself included).
      3) Piracy. Sometimes he does show the cart as a prop, so maybe he does legally own all the games.

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    3. Correct. An emulator is legal. However, the RIM must be ripped from your own cartridge and must not be downloaded from an unauthorized source.

      My issue about using CRTs has nothing to do with "real gamers". Playing NES games on a modern TV can introduce significant lag. Try playing Mike Tyson's Punch-Out with a loss of 5 frames per second. Providing game play footage with this deficiency is not presenting an authentic experience to the viewers and as we have seen a large chunk of his viewership is very young and would have no idea.

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    4. Honestly, one thing that Bores does right is the quality of the video recording. In his Back to the Future review, he used emulation and it showed. His later reviews, however, used a legitimate capture device from his TV screen. Considering how lazy Bores is, this is a major plus.

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  53. A lot of people keep on suggesting to make a Top Ten Worst IG Moments of All Time if Chris does decide to call it quits. I have a better idea. How about multiple top ten lists? Each list about a specific problem with Chris. Worst IG episodes, Worst IG Neo Episodes, Worst Videos in General, Worst Lines, Worst Jokes, Worst Acting Moments, Worst "I'm a gamer guys, really!" Moments, Worst Research Failures, Worst E3 Moments, Worst YouTube comments, Worst Moments Outside of Making Videos, Worst LadyBuggin moments, etc. I think this would be a great way to officially end Chris Bores' journey on YouTube.

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    1. That might work. It's been quite a massive amount of failure over 9 years, it might take that many to catalog it.

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  54. After midnight Ohio time, and nothing. Back to training for Lance on Virtual Console for me. See you all Friday.

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  55. Woo! The National Exam is over and I can finally meet you guys again! So, did I miss anything?

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    1. Chris Bores was being a lazyass.
      In other shocking news, water is wet and space is big.

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  56. Just saw Nostalgia Critic and Angry Joe's crossover review of Batman v Superman yesterday. I thought everything they said was pretty on point.

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  57. Who else saw James' newest video announcing the AVGN auction? He was SO much more sincere than Bores has ever been, I'm glad to hear 100% of the proceeds are going to charity. Good on him for doing actual good for others, unlike Bores who just does the "pick me" bullshit.

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    1. And yet he still had the fucking nerve to call James a greedy scammer.

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    2. It was great. I was afraid at first he was calling it quits and was selling all his stuff, but it's really for a good cause.

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    3. @MacDragard

      Honestly, I wouldn't care if he quit AVGN. I'm sure he's got better things he wants to do than this all his life.

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  58. Chris deleted his latest video, what the fuck is happening with this guy????

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    1. i was also wondering, hmm the dislikes may be a reason but also his "newest" vid has heavy dislikes

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    2. Also i searched irate gamer and 2 results where deleted to, well im sorry can translate that but i know whats wrong.

      https://picload.org/view/rgrapgol/aha.png.html

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    3. Going back to a point I made a few months ago, it really seems like Crisbo wants to forget that Irate Gamer even existed...despite the fact that that's his monicker.
      -_-

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    4. He's going crazy with the deleting. I think he plans on bringing Irate Gamer back and maybe he is going to focus on his most viewed things (IG/hovg, Skylanders(ughhhh)/toys,maybe IG NEO)and drop the whole tech/speakers/book shit.

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    5. We wouldn't have to speculate if Chris actually bothered to communicate. Fans and critics are confused alike.

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    6. The art book reviews he did recently are gone.

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  59. Thats very odd.
    Is anyone else being brought to Gotgame's website when clicking on the link to IG's website?

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  60. Hi guys, I've been inactive mainly because I have depression lately.

    Anyways, he deleted his latest tech video? Then I'm convinced, he has completely given up.

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    1. Wait, what happened to you?

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    2. Hope everything is good. It would be Irate Gamer Sucks without you, Sovereign.

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    3. I broke up with a friend. That's what happened.

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  61. I asked this yesterday, but whenever I click on the link to IG's website, I get brought to Gotgame's website.
    Is anyone else experiencing the same thing (if you don't go to IG's site, I don't blame you...)?

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  62. Has anybody heard of news about a live-action Pokémon movie?

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    1. Holy crap I didn't know one was being made. Well I knew about that fan made one, but this just blows my mind.

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    2. Might be cool if they get the right cast and crew behind it. WB, Legendary and Sony all expressed interest. I think TCPI or Game Freak could potentially have the next Star Wars or Marvel Cinematic Universe on their hands if all goes well. I didn't care for Pokemon Apocalypse, but I've been open to a family film or a PG13 action piece for ages. At worst, I can't imagine it being worse than the Super Mario Bros. movie.

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  63. Before reading this blog, I had never heard of Asalieri. From what I've heard, he seems to be one of the most despised people on YouTube (even more so than Chris). What exactly has he done?

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    1. Got kicked off of ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, stalked a hater, some shit like that. Idk, I don't know too much about it.

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    2. Search "Resurrection Files" on YouTube. You'll get a lot of info regarding Asalieri and his bizarre behavior on the net.

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    3. Asalieri is an immature fat prick who got jealous of ThatGuyWithTheGlasses after they kicked him out for trying to post his Reviewing a Reviewer videos are both sites. It's against the rules because you can't post a series that's mean-spirited and attacking other people on the Internet. He continue making his series on Youtube but since then, he started slandering AVGN, members of TGWTG and other well known Internet celebrities just because he's jealous of them being more famous and earning more money than him.

      The most disgusting thing is that he kept accusing AVGN and other Internet reviewers as money greedy scumbags for using sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo and kept defending himself that even though he's a poor man, he would still never rip people's money off when in reality, he does go to casinos and gamble his money off. Even worse is that he enjoys slandering Jewwario and when the reviewer tragically died in 2014, he DARE posted a video to give condolences to the late reviewer. That's right, this man who constantly bullies Jewwario, is now trying to express sorrow for him upon his death.

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  64. After midnight Ohio time, and Chris deleted more videos and put up nothing in their place. Well, see you all Tuesday.

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  65. Because I have no life, here is some news that is 9 minutes fresh via Bores' FB: The next IG will be Duck Hunt.

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    1. Well, so much for retirement. Seriously though, Duck Hunt? I'm REALLY not looking forward to this. I think this video is going to be so bad that I'm considering skipping it altogether and just reading Dan's review. I'm sure it's going to be chock full of stupid ass jokes like killing the dog with the Zapper like he did in his Jaws review. There really isn't any substance to that game overall, so expect a shit ton of padding and jokes even kindergartners won't find funny.

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    2. Judging by the way he releases videos, it'll probably come in 3-4 weeks.

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    3. He's probably going to go overboard with the "shooting the dog" joke. He's also probably going to shout like a moron after the dog laughs at him.

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    4. Will he mention the arcade version where you can shoot the Dog, or in "Barker Bill's Trick Shooting"?

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    5. ooh, maybe he'll make a reference to his hiatus by taking a swipe at us "haters", because it worked so well the first time

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    6. I imagine it will be like five minutes long, and four minutes of it will be stupid gags.

      All you do in Duck Hunt is shoot a duck, shoot two ducks, or shoot Clay Pigeons. There's so little to talk about.
      I just see a whole lot of "the dog is annoying" scenes. It's going to be boring...

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    7. im wondering what other than the ducks, clay pigeon, and dogs he is going to shoot with the zapper.

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    8. I have a feeling he'll make a ripoff of the "Awesome Video Games" episode on Duck Hunt.

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    9. Oh gee, let me guess, the Duck Hunt Dog will appear in Bores's room and Bores will then brutally attacks the dog in front of him? He's so predictable.

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  67. So, to compliment Bores's Irate Entertainment, Chris-chan has formed Sonichu Entertainment of America.

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    1. *Sigh* Will Chris-Chan ever stop plagiarizing names?

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