Saturday, October 22, 2016

Guru Larry Presents: The Untold Rise and Fall Stories of 3 YouTube Gaming Channels

Hello you! (oh noes, plagiarism)
Our old friend Larry Bundy Jr AKA Guru Larry has posted a new video going over how once popular gaming channels on YouTube took a major nosedive.

You can watch the video here.

I'm posting this as one of the subjects is Chris Bores himself. I also helped with some of the info.
You can also see how Machinima fell, and the complete obliteration of GameLife (now there's a relic).

Enjoy!

37 comments:

  1. All of Larry's videos on game history are really interesting.

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    1. I think his look at Sonic's real first home appearance, and his look at "Driver 3", are the best out there.

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  2. Two questions:

    1) Who was that Granddad at 10:46?

    2) 15:51 Did he say "third degree bowl cuts"?

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    1. That's Peter Oakley, better known as geriatric1927. He made videos talking about his life. He passed away in 2014.

      And yeah, he was making fun of his hair.

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  3. That Gamelife segment took a dark turn.

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  4. Does Chris still think he is fooling people by insisting that all the times he has been exposed to be posing as Linda (Ladybugggin777) were just huge coincidences of them being logged in as the wrong username/using the same computer.

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  5. I didn't even know Gamelife was a thing until I saw Guru Larry's vid yesterday. Kinda sad, too.

    And I haven't even checked Machinima since 2010. They did a deal with Levi's? Wow.

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  6. Puppet Steve is doing videos about all the FNAF toys he can find, to the point where his latest video talks about the announcement of toys that have not come out (and he therefore doesn't have) yet.

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  7. I always enjoy watching Fact Hunt! These were indeed interesting stories (seriously, were they so desperate that they made a deal with a jeans company?). And yes, I had never even heard of Gamelife until that very video!
    ^-^

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  8. Don't you mean "Goro" Larry? HAHA!!

    *hangs self*

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  9. For Halloween, Puppet Steve uploaded an unboxing of a Ghostbusters 2016 Blu-Ray with socks. The socks are supposed to be the highlight of the video.

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    1. It kills me that the AVGN haters are silent on Bores saying he'd jump off a cliff when he heard that the new movie would have female ghostbusters.

      Bores is the REAL misogynist, not James Rolfe.

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    2. Reviewing socks. Talk about low. Even on Puppet Steve, Chris has no content.

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      Chris seems to have changed his mind. In the video he said it was a good movie. I shouldn't be surprised, he thought Pixels was a good movie, and many critics compared Ghostbusters 2016 to Pixels.

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    3. Sadly Daniel, it appears those who threw Rolfe under the bus (Patton Oswalt and Dane Cook) are gonna praise Bores. I know it.

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    4. Patton Oswalt went on to apologize for taking a potshot at James, IIRC.

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  10. Yeah, Larry's "Fact Hunt" videos are great. The subjects are very interesting, especially since they're subject I wouldn't even think of until he made the videos.

    I remember some of his earlier videos were a bit long-winded, but lately it's been a lot better. I actually pointed this out to him years ago and he took the criticism very well (unlike a certain other reviewer).

    Larry and I either have very similar taste in YouTube videos, or he spends way too much time watching them. I'd say 85-90% of the videos I comment on already have a comment from him.

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  11. Okay, so is Ghostbusters 2016 a good movie or bad movie? People on the Internet keep saying it's bad, yet it has a 73 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. I haven't seen it and don't plan on watching it in theaters. Is it worth maybe getting on DVD or watching on Netflix or something?

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    1. not as bad as the internet said. The trailers cut were downright terrible...the film itself is mediocre at best. If it wasn't slapped w/ the GB name, and some paraody/rip off I think it might've been received better.

      I personally wouldn't buy the blu ray but if it's on NF or HBo, I'd put it on as background.

      Kate McKinnon was the best of the 4

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    2. I'd recommend skipping it. I watched it only because I got an opportunity to do so for free, still wasn't worth it.

      It's not as bad as the internet says, but it pretty much couldn't be. It's still the worst movie I've seen since "Cabin Fever".

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  12. I wonder what Bores thinks about this:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2016/10/24/general-mills-launching-girl-scouts-cookie-cereals/92706140/

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    1. It would be hilarious if he revived "The Breakfast Rant" over this.

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    2. "They turned Girl Scout cookies into breakfast cereal? Face it, breakfast is ruined!"

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    3. Seems to me this is rather brilliant. Everyone loves Girl Scout Cookies.

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  13. So if Chris runs for US Senate, what will you do?

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    1. Not much, seeing as I don't live in Ohio. :P

      At any rate, he wouldn't even have the money or the connections (or the name recognition) to get even a single percentage point.

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    2. "if the mayor isn't fucking mayor mccheese, i'm not buying it!"

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  14. THERE'S NOW IRATE GAMER SEASON 5 DVD ON HIS WEBSITE! For fucks sake this is the worst cover out of all of them. Re-used image from the IG Game (doubt chris is giving credit to the artist) and like 3 screenshots of the episodes on the bottom. Wouldn't he put those on the back? http://imgur.com/a/OFhZl

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    1. Seeing how season 4 was full of copyrighted content, it's not going to surprise me if this DVD is full of copyrighted footage, if not more. Brace yourselves, Here Comes IG's Most Illegal DVD yet!

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  15. Hey guys, it's been a while. How's everything?

    Also, I've seen the video. Thanks for the wonderful facts, Guru Larry! :D I was wondering what happened to Machinima and I honestly felt sad how far they've fallen because Arby n' the Chief was one of my all-time favorite series on Youtube.

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  16. Monday: "All this week on the Pubba Steve channel, we're doing Halloween items!"

    Tuesday: [SFX: CRICKETS]

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    1. Wednesday: [SFX: CRICKETS]

      He always does this...

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    2. Thursday: ...oh brother! This guy STINKS!!!
      ^-^

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    3. Hey funny guy! What smells rotten and puts people to sleep?

      Chris: Ummm...noxious gas?

      No, you're act!

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    4. Finally puts up a new video Thursday evening... and it's not a Halloween product review. It's Part 2 of his FNAF playthrough.

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  17. I love Larry's stuff; and the fact he brings up all the gaming computers unknown/uncommon to American audiences is why he appeals to me. Plus the topics he picks for videos are interesting.

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