Saturday, November 5, 2016

We Might Truly Be at The End of Irate Gamer

This is the way the Irate Gamer ends. Not with a grand finale, but a sad ghostly whimper.

Chris has gone through some major changes in the last couple days. Along with more videos getting deleted (he's now under 200, so much for that big celebratory video which is probably gone too), he's dropped the Irate Gamer name. His channel is now "CB Network" (pfft, network). His avatar is the one he uses on one of his Facebook pages where half his face is in shadow and he's trying to be "spooky".

The channel comes with a new description that surprisingly lacks ego.
"Chris Bores Network coming at you with a wide variety of shows: Interviews, Ghost Hunts, The Irate Gamer Show, Irate the 80's, and History of Video Games."
Interviews huh? More generic questions that have no substance?
Maybe those last three are mentioned in the same way TV networks mention repeats? Because I don't think he's coming back, at least not now.

He's started advertising his Season 5 DVD, and is claiming this is the final season.  Yeah, an entire season of bashing classic games, that's how he decides to go out. Considering Duck Hunt was the last episode produced, his show literally ends with a joke that's been done a million times, one that he's even done himself in the early days. You're really screwing over what few fans you have left if that's how you end the show. They want real closure, they want a finale, or at least a video answering questions. One that's not full of bullshit like your "Opening Up" video.
Oh and so much for "I might do Kickstarter". Yeah nice job giving false hope to your fans. That will really help you when your next project fails to take off.

This also leads into his site being changed. theirategamer.com now redirects to a revamped chrisbores.com. On there, IG is nothing more than a mention, he's all about how amazing his ghost hunting is and how he's the expert and blah blah blah ghosts are still bullshit. Love that he's still flaunting his Hardcore Pawn appearance even though the show is dead and his episode never even aired (if the story was true anyway).

What's interesting is that Chris put a new Featured Channel on the IG side. Minecraft Puppet Steve. Looks like Chris is done pretending he has nothing to do with it. I'm guessing Guru Larry exposing him made him realize he can't hide forever, no matter how many Facebook comments he deletes. Yet somehow my many posts didn't get your ass in gear. I know you read this Chris!

Is IG truly truly truly done? Hard to say, Chris has a bad habit of crawling back to it. Like when he said Season 4 was the end, but then came Season 5 when nobody wanted his ghost crap.
Sure, Minecraft Puppet Steve is doing decently right now, but Chris has a very big problem that I don't often bring up because it's not as noticeable in the short term. Chris is incapable of growth.
As Guru Larry has pointed out to me multiple times, Chris' subscriber count stagnated hard. In the last five something years, he's only gained 20k subscribers. That is depressing for someone that puts out regular content. Chris' ego made him believe that he was doing something right all along, and thus he never tried changing the Irate Gamer. If he did, it was barely noticeable. The storyline of Season 4? Same shit as before but with extra scenes and "characters". Season 5? Bashing classic games instead of legit bad ones because he's incapable of proper criticism.
A lot of people came to his channel for his History of Video Games series (I don't know why but okay), and from May 2009 to December 2015, he only got up to the Intellivision. The rare updates contributed to the stagnation.
Fans requested games all the time for IG Neo, and he very rarely took them. They wanted to see Minecraft, he never delivered. What he did deliver was often half-baked and clearly unfinished. This lead to more people leaving and less people subbing.

Chris did try to do different things in 2015. That's what it was all about. A weekly schedule of three videos, then two videos, then whenever he felt like it. See, the dwindling output is another reason you stagnated. The only time you explained things was when you went from 3 to 2, after that you didn't tell your fans anything. Your lack of communication is yet another reason. Your fans know nothing! They chomp at the bit for info about upcoming videos, but you stay silent. You pretend they aren't yelling at you.
You tried Let's Plays, but you never listened to criticism. In fact, when people pointed out moments in the Punch-Out LP where there was clear cheating, you deleted them. Hiding from the truth was never the answer. Not in 2007, not now.
You tried this new style of "crazy" review, and people HATED it. You did seem to wise up as you only did a couple more, but you were so in love with this idea that you made an entirely separate channel where you do nothing but "crazy". When those kids grow up, they're going to see what a hack you were. Just like all the kids that grew up watching Irate Gamer. More stagnation! Kids didn't want you, they wanted Let's Plays, they wanted games they know about. They don't want retro, they don't know what the NES is. They don't care about the toys you collected when you were a kid.

And yet in all these new ideas you were trying to showcase in 2015, you never tried the simplest one. Networking with other channels, having crossovers, trying to be more of a presence on the site. Sure you had a very bad reputation, but what you could have done is be honest and ask for forgiv-... wait, that kind of happened with the Opening Up video. Sure most of it was bullshit, but a lot of people believed you. Yet, when you went back into doing Irate Gamer, you made the same mistakes. Starting with DuckTales, you bashed a classic game and told the same style of jokes that made people dislike you in the first place. Then Kid Icarus, bashed a classic and told the same style of jokes. You had a golden opportunity, a chance to improve, but you went back to the same broken tools that failed you years ago. Another reason your channel stopped growing.

You tried to push your paranormal projects, but most of your channel doesn't care about that. They came for video games, and instead you show them boring night vision videos where nothing happens. Why you didn't just make a separate channel for these vid- oh right, you did. Y2B2006. My point still stands though, your fans didn't want to see this. Your big theater night from 2013? We know it was a bust, we know there was only like 20 people that showed up.
Oh and asking for positive reviews of your book on Facebook? That is the ultimate smell of desperation. You know how I know your claim that it was spammed with negative reviews was a big fat lie? The major gaps in review dates. An anonymous Amazon Customer posted a 1-star review on January 24th 2016. Someone called Truth of the 12's posted a 4-star on August 17th. A fan of yours named Michael posted a 5-star review on October 29th, the very same day you made that post crying about the negative reviews. By the way, your ploy for pity didn't work, he was the only one to give a phony positive review. In fact, the latest review posted on Halloween (also from a guy named Michael) is a 1-star review calling out your begging. We're not stupid Chris, despite what you want to think.

Do you think Puppet Steve can save you? You're making the same mistakes. Remember when you got a bunch of views from Skylanders content, and then you spammed Skylanders constantly, and all your fans left in droves? Oh hey, another reason for stagnation. You're doing the same thing, only with Five Nights at Freddy's. You got a bunch of views on FNAF content, and now you're spamming FNAF content constantly, even doing a video on a toy that was just announced. You're going to lose fans this way, they'll get tired of all the FNAF. Then again, there are bunch of channels that are nothing but Minecraft and they manage to retain an audience. But Minecraft does have a multitude of possibilities. Chris is fairly limited with what he can do with Puppet Steve, especially when every video looks and sounds the same. It's more formulaic than an episode of House.
Not to mention you're doing paid promotions without warning people that they're paid promotions! I know you're not doing Peppa Pig videos because you care for that series, I know Jazwares is following you on Twitter, why do you have to be so dishonest even in these videos for dumb kids?

Chris, for once in your life, be honest. Don't beat around the bush, don't make up stories, don't pretend to your mother and scream at people about how they're evil Clinton supporters just for disagreeing with you.
By the way, someone posted the comment "she" left on Guru Larry's video onto Chris' Facebook, and he played dumb about it, asking "what does that have to do with anything?" Come on Chris, we all know you're pretending to be mommy dearest, stop denying it.
I think you'll realize that being honest with everyone will get you some fans back.

So what does this mean for this blog? Well, if Chris posts something of interest, like a playthrough on Puppet Steve, or the sudden return of IG when he gets desperate, I'll be there. I'll also clean the spam when it happens.

What I really want to see is someone interview him, and not a fluffy late-night talk show interview, I mean a Brian Ross investigative interview that gives us answers. If not from him, then someone close. Maybe someone from GotGame that knew him? Maybe someone that worked with him? I want to get in contact with Eric Allen but I can't seem to message him on his channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/eallen001
Answers would be nice.

195 comments:

  1. It bears repeating. Chris started off with a Wayne's World fantasy. He began with a number of different shows (Road Trip, IG, Haunted Investigators)in hopes that some executive would fund one of them and hire Chris as a producer.

    That didn't pan out but the YouTube executives back then wanted a non-Angry Nintendo Nerd show to promote. They settled on Chris and weren't familiar enough with video games to see the flaws in the Irate Gamer.

    Then Chris received another boost from the plagiarism controversy. His "fame" was never built on his own talents but rather negative publicity and a bit of luck.

    Still, Chris had attention and lots of subscribers. That was when he really should have worked harder on the quality of his show and networked with other gaming channels. Unfortunately for Chris, his ego wouldn't allow that.

    Every project Chris takes on will end in mediocrity if he keeps neglecting the pre-production phase and instead focuses on glittery special effects and shallow characters.

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  2. The Irate Gamer name is really dead at this point. There's no point in keeping it around anymore, and I think it would too little too late for Bores to get his former fans back. He's been giving them the middle finger since 2013. I can't believe this is how things end for the Irate Gamer with toys and ghosts. Bores probably knows he's done.

    I think we can wholeheartedly say this will be IG's worst and final year! With nothing but paid shilling and toys. Say, you think we'll see another Box Wars this month?

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  3. I wouldn't be surprised if he does another Box Wars so long as they continue to pay well.

    It's really creepy how Chris claims to care about IG fans and then uses them as fodder for his shill videos and referrals.

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  4. I feel sorry for Chris at this point. I never thought it would get this bad.

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    1. You shouldn't feel too bad for him, not sure how accurate socialblade is on income, but he is making at least $1,600 a month via Puppet Steve according to sb.

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    2. That's pretty damn good for someone who just plays with puppets all day.

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  5. There's one thing you didn't cover and that was The Irate Gamer Game scam.

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  6. 1. Wasn't it not that long ago that he changed his channel name to "Bores TV"? Chris Bores Network? CBN? The first google results are mostly Christian Broadcast Network, Cannabanoid, and Central Bank Of Nigeria.
    2. Its pretty sad and funny to think that while Bores was considering taking fan donations for the "expenses" involved in making an episode of IG, while unbeknownst to all of us (fans, antifans, haters, etc) he was making decent bank off Steve. The worst moments list this year is gonna be pretty good, and we still have a couple months left in this wacky sick stupid year. I'm predicting a IG related video for xmas.

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    1. One last thing, it must have been tough for his ego to delete all those videos. He was a few million away from 100 million, he is now just over 85 million.

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    2. Yeah, I'm thinking I'll have a lot for my personal worst too; topped by openly refusing to open a Patreon in favor of all this shilling worthless crap nobody else wants. Heck, I'm even considering opening one depending on what happens next year (even though I'll most likely have my associate's degree, finding work is another story; though I imagine it will probably get easier). It would also provide motivation to make things like it has for so many; but Boring Man would rather make random puppet nonsense (Puppet Steve is definitely no Kermit the Frog in my eyes). Then again, he is the same man who couldn't be bothered to credit an extra playing the Predator or some guy with expired TMNT cereal; so I don't think he'd be capable of crediting any patrons who might have contributed to him.

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    3. Steven, this might be a hard personal list to do, considering this year if you don't count Puppet Steve has really been a whole lot of nothing except paid shilling. He's only done two IG episodes, one Irate the 80's, no HOVG(he needed to cut his losses and give that one up years ago), Box Wars, and endless selling out. If I had to guess, my worst moments would be either Chris going weeks without doing anything like he did in 2013, or him abandoning his fans for Puppet Steve. I'm not sure if Puppet Steve will be counted in BatDan's Year End List. His reviews of Excitebike and Duck Hunt weren't the worst videos he's ever made, they were really just showing "I don't care anymore. Let me just pump this shit out and move on". Honestly, the worst thing he's done is abandon his fans and give him nothing but paid shilling. He's giving the fans something they don't want and doesn't care if they hate. He's just so deep in his bubble that he'll never leave. This year has been worse than 2013 for the Irate Gamer and he's not putting it to rest.

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    4. Thank you Spyro. I will probably be including some of the Puppet Steve moments that drew particular ire from me, and I agree that the NES reviews he did were par for the course (bashing beloved classics in lieu of actual bad games). Still, I agree that Puppet Steve is now officially the point where he's lost all ability to give a fuck, and his main channel has officially reached Eye Creatures level of not caring. Even when he still did things outside his home; it was evident in the ET review that the night sky before he blew up the mothership was very clearly filmed during the day. To quote Tom Servo: "You couldn't have picked a NICER day to film a night sequence!"

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    5. You're welcome, Steven. Personally, I don't consider Puppet Steve that bad and see it more as something separate than IG. I don't hardly watch anything on that channel since it's just a less than five minute video where he shows off and talks about the toy in the most generic way possible. It's just really boring and silly and not really that harmful to kids. They'll grow up and move on like IG's fans. And he only did one Neo Review and that felt like "Hey, let me show off my new toys" video, and it's now deleted. And you're right about him not giving a fuck anymore about IG. My worst moment is likely him abandoning his fans for Puppet Steve. That's probably the worst thing he's done this year and he just keeps giving them the middle finger.

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    6. When I think "CBN", I tend to think of the Christian Broadcasting Network (the first version of what is now Freeform TV) more than the Chris Bores Network myself. Though I only started watching it when it became The Family Channel in the 1990s...

      And to Chris Bores, let me say this. You. Have. Really. Hit. The. Bottom. Of. The. Barrel. This. Time. Moreso than all of the other crap you pulled on people like the e-begging "spoof" and "Opening Up" videos. For once in your damn life, tell the fans about Puppet Steve instead of trying to hide from them. Doesn't help you that Guru Larry exposed Puppet Steve a fortnight ago...

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  7. I've been wondering if I should do a farewell video for ICBIND, where I would thank my fans for their support and DLA for the inspiration. Bores still has Irate Gamer mentions on his site, so I don't want to do a farewell if he's crying wolf with "retirement" again, and starts a sixth season bashing Super Mario Bros. 3 saying it's too hard and has ass written all over it.

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    1. That, and it would reek of people calling him on ripping off you-know-who and his review (which also has the bonus of covering the film The Wizard; something Boring Man definitely couldn't do well).

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    2. Still, I think it would be nice if the intended "finale" of the Power Rangers "reviews" were riffed to bury the hatchet if this is the end (though the Genesis and Sega CD versions would have to be done somewhere besides YouTube because of the stolen Megazord footage).

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    3. I would hold off on the farewell video just in case he does come back. And if he doesn't do anything with the Irate Gamer Show (that isn't Box Wars or any of that crap) in 5 years, then we can safely say that he's done, and you can make the farewell video. (I know 5 years sounds too generous, but PlayItBogart just made his first review in 4 years, so anything is possible in that timeframe.)

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    4. I think 5 years is way too many. I just say that we wait 1 full year to see if he is really done. Also, Chris has said nothing about Irate the 80s and HOV which according to the channel's description appear to be separate from IG.

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    5. I think IG's done and Chris doesn't want to bother with it anymore. He done his most recent Irate the 80's in June after over a year of nothing, so it's safe to say that might be done as well. HOVG is really a dead series and Bores needed to cut his losses on it years ago. We know he's NEVER going to finish it and I'm sure he knows it as well. Besides, he probably has to buy an old console off Ebay and then play it poorly for a couple hours before it becomes a dust collector. HOVG is a waste of time and money for him and it's a dead series no matter what.

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  8. And we never got that Superman for the NES review that he promised a while back.

    This pretty much confirms that the whole reason why Chris started doing IG was because it was really popular on YouTube at the time and he wanted to jump on the bandwagon. I don't think even he thought his stichk was going to kick off as well as it did; most people only expected him to only be a fly-by-night operation like most of the other guys on YouTube jumping on the bandwagon. Now that the angry retro game reviewing fad is a thing of the past with most of the reviewers not having made any new videos (at least related to reviewing bad games) and having the AVGN only make a new video every once in a while, I think the days of IG are all but over.

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    1. That's Bores for you about never keeping his promises to people and his soon to be former fans. And Chris' only reason was to make easy money, though now he's found a new way to make money in Puppet Steve, and he does get easy money for shilling these boxes and phone apps. All in all, I'd say I'm glad to see IG finally coming to an end, because I think the name was damaged beyond repair and there was no point in continuing it, considering he's making nothing on his IG channel according to Socialblade. Puppet Steve really isn't something too terrible and it's mostly just boring. And here's a helpful bit of advice for Chris, just sell off all your classic games and consoles. You'll make a small fortune and there's no point in keeping them anymore. Anyone else here agree with me about him selling his retro games?

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    2. Yeah. He probably has some rare games, console, accessories, and memorabilia unbeknownst to him, but knowing Chris, he probably going to do some contest scam.

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    3. You're right. Bores would make a small fortune selling off all his retro gaming memorabilia, consoles, and games. However, considering he's lost so many fans, Ebay might be a better choice to sell it all.

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    4. He also promised to look at the NES Simpsons games at some point! Guess what never happened?
      ^-^

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  9. Boring Man's legacy is being laid to rest at long last.

    Meanwhile, I'm inching along with a book of my own.

    And no, it won't be a ghost hunting manual taking cues from a poorly translated self-help book.

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    1. No Ghost Hunting 3.0, then? :P

      Jokes aside, best of luck with your book!

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    2. Yeah, I hope you do well with your book too. I really don't think it will be citing individuals who have been outed as frauds in their field either.

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    3. @GeneralValentine

      No, it's children's fiction. I've been working on it since I graduated college and I'm aiming to put it on Amazon.

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    4. That would be a good outlet; a lot of aspiring authors go that route, and it's open to anyone who has a Kindle or another one of their devices. I'll keep an eye out for it.

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    5. @Radio Looking forward to it. Hope all goes well.

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  10. Well on a unrelated subject.

    You guys know who Zoie Burgher is, right? The camgirl that gets into drama when she ASKS for it? Also, you know how Chris at least keeps his shilling in a single video (at times)? Well, Zoie put up a new video today about sex tips supposeably.

    She spent almost 10 minutes of the video shilling the crappy Candid app.

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    1. Zoie is the literal definition of YouTube Whore to me. Plus she's also as dumb as a rock. Just watch her response video to Pyrocynical.

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    2. I've watched that video. What the heck is a body reveal?

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    3. @Marley Hughes Well, tht's basically what it sounds like.

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  11. Well, I guess this is it. Unless Chris does another 180, I can honestly say I saw this coming as the year where he finally self-destructed. Dan, you definitely summed up the fatal flaw I have with IG as a character: more than everything else, he has consistently refused to adapt to a changing web landscape; whereas his so-called "inspiration" definitely has, to say nothing of other "caustic critic" personae on places like Channel Awesome and Red Letter Media. Even when he has, it's been in the wrong areas. I also find it astonishing that he'd rather promote shitty bloatware apps than open a Patreon, but this the same man who couldn't be bothered to credit anyone other than himself for years. So, I can totally see him sinking further into puppet nonsense (Jim Henson, he is not) and ghost bullshit (even with Pokémon X and Y's bestselling launch making his film as big a bomb as Alice Through the Looking Glass; still can't wait for Sun and Moon this month) until he officially throws in the towel, since he's at least a decent editor. If I may damn him with faint praise; he can at least try editing others' work, but I'm not sure who would want to hire him after all that he's done outside his online career. Even if he's trying to scrub it from the net, I'm not likely to forget someone who's bashed a lot of my favorite games for petty reasons and whose research, or lack thereof is so bad that he gets called out by Ralph Baer for knowing so little about a device HE invented and tried to claim he was honored (which he wasn't). I guess I'll always have Bores in Doors. One last thing off-topic: I saw Doctor Strange on opening night, and I honestly think it's the best comic book film I've seen since The Dark Knight. I am seriously considering seeing it again for Veteran's day weekend. Far as I'm concerned, everything else is running for second; as Marvel is now officially unstoppable this year. Well, see you all some other time.

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    1. I seriously doubt he will, Steven. I think Bores knows he's done and I think he's pretty much sucked all of the life out of IG at this point. I think he's oversized ego is preventing him from closing the channel and he's likely thinking about the fame it brought him in his early years when he was considered an AVGN ripoff. This is the man who believes his own shit doesn't stink(yes I actually think he does believe that considering his ego). But honestly what did you expect from Bores? The two worst qualities about Bores and I think you might agree with me are that he's a fraud and overall a terrible person. When I look at him, I just see a scumbag and his disrespect towards JewWario and then profiting off Leonard Nimoy's death just show off evil of a person Bores truly is. His video where he "blows up" Ubisoft shows what an unprofessional douchebag he is, his E-Begging "Spoof" shows that he's willing to attack someone when they're down, and his "Opening Up" video shows that he's willing to do anything to get people to watch him and make James Rolfe look like the worst human being alive. This man clearly doesn't care about anything but money and paid shilling for him was easy money. He basically caused the death of IG and it's all his fault. It's honestly sad to see IG become a ghost channel, and I do suspect many of his fans will just unsub and leave by now. There's no point in staying subbed to him, and he clearly doesn't care about losing all of his IG fans. Chris Bores is a fraud and a terrible person, and those are his two worst qualities in my opinion. And by the way, I hope you enjoy Pokémon Sun and Moon when you get it.

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    2. Yes, he also killed the president of LJN for bad BTTF games; blown up an alien mothership for bad ET games, sent a redshirt to die on a planet with no oxygen, killed the Kool-aid Man on Christmas; treated the X-men like lackeys and let them die at the feet of the Giant HAL-Bot; and put the Duck Hunt dog's head on a pike in Mortal Kombat in no particular order, whereas his so-called "evil twin" just stole his Odyssey and not a whole lot else. Thank you for your input Spyro, and I will definitely be picking up Sun and Moon on launch day after communications class (been enjoying the demo so far; just have one more event to see someone off on a cruise). Also, glad James more or less acts like Chris doesn't exist; given how he's preoccupied with getting ready to review a hot mess of a Ninja Turtles movie with Doug and André (probably going to rent it someplace to get ready, just watching Cinema Sins' take on Out of the Shadows seems to give the implication that I'll probably be watching a take on the series akin to a 112-minute fever dream doused in radioactive mutagen).

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  12. Just out of curiosity, Dan, have you brought the NES Mini, and if so, is it really worth the hype like the media is saying?

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    1. It isn't coming out here in North America until November 11!

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  13. If Chris finally does retire, I say good riddance. I also have this to say,

    "You're not even a has-been, you're a never-was!"

    - Coach Reilly, The Mighty Ducks

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    1. Wasn't Chris planning to make a video with Obama as a guest star?

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    2. Vote for the WONDERFUL Broken Matt Hardy!

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    3. #BROKEN Matt will make America great again! He's the Real American Hero! XD

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  14. Seven more videos down the drain. Down to 181 now!

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    1. I would archive his videos if I had enough hard drive space and/or have spare external storage devices laying around. I also would need to find a place to reupload them. (I don't think YouTube is a good idea since Chris can take them down which he has done before.)

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    2. Try either Dailymotion or Vimeo.

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  15. Some videos worth noting that he deleted, on top if various E3, Neo and Skylander vids: His remastering of Zombies ate my neighbors is gone, his sophranos video from 2007 is gone (where he talks about show endings) and Chris and Scottie road trips.

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    1. Wow, Chris is really desperate to restart his career now. Coming from an old fan of his, I'm sorry Bores, it's just too little too late now.

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    2. maybe deleting all these videos is a ploy for some future "The Lost Irate Gamer Videos" DVD

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  16. So on FB, Chris publically came out to bash Hillary Clinton and praise Donald Trump. I guess it really wasn't a LadyBuggin front.

    All I gotta say is - For once this is finally something I can back Chris on.

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    1. Bores injects politics into this blog's discussions, now you're doing it for him. Please stop

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    2. Next election, I'm voting as early as possible then taking a media-free vacation until hopefully there's less political talk.
      There's political themed decorations and products at the goddamn pet stores, for fucks sake!

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    3. Because all the kittens vote for Clinton, and all the puppies vote for Trump (can be the other way around).

      But seriously, how does that even work? "Come on, Rover, let's buy you that Trump-themed collar?" I don't know anymore...

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  17. Yeah Chris has a lot of problems regarding his work ethic that's been mentioned already. Lack of willingness to take criticism, make corrections, learning about something he reviews and iffy morality.

    But at times it feels like for all of the ego he has, he never has tried to do videos on something with a personal importance to him.

    He covers subjects that are popular and are likely to get him some attention, but providing he has an interest beyond merely success and profit, he's never tried to utilize it over subjects he claims to be a fan of.

    It's why James and even others who've emulated him have had better reception. Whether they did the angry review bit, did the opposite or just went with a more analytical approach, said reviewers actually have a fondness for gaming and even it's history.

    And while a genuine interest in the subject doesn't always guarantee quality, it's usually going to be enjoyed more than something made by a person who claims to be a huge fan of gaming for 20 years but can't even feign interest in it.

    So ironically, Chris might even be his own worst enemy.

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    1. I think Chris is passionate about ghost hunting. The guy does ghost hunt tours and tried several times to push video content and even a book about the subject. Though he's never found the same success with it as his other projects.

      The content Chris produces shares the same problems across the board. He's arrogant about the subject matter and typically follows an established format. It makes it hard for him to really master the subject and stand out from the people already doing this stuff in their respective fields.

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    2. Oh I agree that egotism is part of the equation. Still I'm not sure if the measures taken for the ghost hunting is a sign that he's really into it.

      I mean he did pull out a lot of stuff to look like a gamer for example like:

      1. Filling his room with various gaming memorabilia with moments like his battery hunt in the ROB episode to show it off more.

      2. Constant references to random games in his review that lack a relation to subject of the video (the Duck Hunt gag in Jaws, or the Donkey Kong bit in his TMNT video).

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  18. Don't want a bunch of political comments to come from this, but I bet Chris is feeling pretty happy right now. Also, I bet the upcoming Internet reactions will be pretty interesting.

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  19. Trump won the election, yes? Forgive me for being harsh since I'm an Indonesian, but you guys must've been very dissapointed with the results?

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    1. I was happy with the election results for the first time in 20 years.

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    4. That time of the month again, eh?

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  20. Hey everyone, a reminder to please try and keep the political talk to a minimum. I know we just got through a controversial election but some readers are getting uncomfortable with it.

    Also, I am aware of what Chris has been posting on Facebook, and it's disturbing. But I don't want to open that massive can of worms.

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    1. Chris is posting what on Facebook?

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    2. I have no idea what that "Drain the Swamp" picture means (beyond being some Hillary insult). But how hilarious that Bores thought that up himself (apparently) and threw CB "cbnetwork" in the corner. I find it strange he that decided to suddenly come out publicly with a political opinion. I wanna say more about this, and how it relates to Ladybuggin, but I'm tired and can't quite figure out a coherent way to type it, so I will stop here.

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    3. Drain the Swamp means get rid of all the corruption and scandalous activities that are taking place in our current Federal Government.

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    4. @MacDragard
      BatDanNight literally just told everyone to stop talking about politics and you post more. Kindly follow Sovereign64's lead and FUCK OFF.

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    5. Mushroomguy, I was simply answering Gary's question. If you don't like it, don't read it. Or are you one of those college kids who's so traumatized by the results of this election that you're having to go through months of therapy?

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    6. You were answering his question with your own bias, which is EXACTLY what we are trying to avoid on this blog. I also like how you automatically assumed I was against your political beliefs and proceeded to once again insult and alienate potential viewers on this blog. If you want to know why I'm specifically targeting you, its because unlike most of the other users who are reprimanded for posting political comments, you DON'T STOP. YOU were the one who initiated the political discussion and YOU are the only one who has posted multiple comments about politics. I did not attack others because they rightfully realized they were making others uncomfortable, deleted their comments, and apologized. I am not attacking you for political beliefs, I am attacking you for your BEHAVIOR.

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    7. Political comments are ALL divisive and hurtful, no matter what end of the spectrum they are on. I would have said the same thing if you were on the other side. Batdannight and Shaolin Dave's recommendations should be followed, not ignored. And Sovereign64's example should also be a model for what to do.

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  21. Hey guys, I'm sorry about the last post I wrote here. After reading it for myself, I realized it was too pretentious and uncomfortable to others. I apologize for that.

    So instead, can we talk something that's related to gaming? Please?

    Does anyone think Final Fantasy XV will be a good game when it comes out? After a VR game, an anime series, a prequel CGI animated film and now recently announcing an MMO based on it, I'm starting to get worried that it may not succeed. Remember the last game that created too much hype but ends up failing upon release? *coughDestinycough*

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    1. Well, I accept the apology. I think if you could get context of my reaction it'd make a lot more sense to you, but I don't want this blog getting into it so maybe I'll just follow up in an email response.

      We should all refrain from the political talk. It's all divisive and all insulting to a significant portion of the users...

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      On the subject of FF XV, I actually haven't seen that much of it really. The trailer looks amazing, but it's all cinematics, I think trailers do too much of that as it is. I've heard it's going to an action combat system, but I honestly prefer the turn-based of the older games. Of course, I haven't played a FF game since IX (yeah, long time ago), so I'm not really their target audience anyway.

      One thing I recently saw that really inspired me was "Lost Soul Aside". After seeing the FF XV trailer, one guy spent two years making a fan game inspired by it. It beats the shit out of the "Irate Gamer Game", which allegedly had 50% more development time and at least twice the manpower.

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    2. Clarification on that last post: I'm not claiming that TIGG should've been anywhere near the same quality as LSA... I wouldn't hold anyone to such amazing standards.

      Still, on a grading scale from 0 to 10, putting the average indie game at 5 and the average AAA title at 7, I'd give TIGG a 1 and LSA an 10.

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    3. (Please allow me to preface by saying that I am not a Final Fantasy fan and have never played a single game in the critical franchise; I am merely giving my two cents on this topic.)
      Considering how Final Fantasy is Square Enix's bread and butter, it honestly doesn't surprise me that they're milking the prospect of Final Fantasy XV. While it does seem like a marketing ploy to build up hype, I think the best course of action would be to wait until the game releases before coming to a final decision.
      At the same time, I can see why you are a bit weary about whether or not it will succeed, Sovereign64. I think it's safe to say that we have been deceived by hyped-up marketing this gaming generation, where games come out half baked and/or don't live up to people's expectations. Aside from Destiny, two other examples that come to mind are The Order: 1886 (some people were judging its quality before it even released, despite some people, like ReviewTechUSA, enjoying the game regardless) and---more recently---No Man's Sky (an overhyped, full-price title from a small independent developer with little to no prior credibility that disappointed everyone and eventually caused Sony to throw Hello Games under the bus due to its negative reception).
      It's reasons like these that make me hesitant to buy games on Day 1, even if they may turn out good in the long run (I heard Destiny is finally turning out to be the game it was advertised as two years ago).

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    4. I have lost all hope for Final Fantasy since the XIII fiasco. Don't have much hope for the FF VII remake either.
      I'll wait for the reviews and WoM on this one before deciding if I buy it or not.

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    5. At least you had the balls to apologize and prominently deleted your comments. Unlike Mr. Macdragard.

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    6. @ Shaolin Dave

      I tried the demo and the gameplay is reminiscent to Kingdom Hearts. But yeah, I prefer the old turn-based games too because as much as I like Kingdom Hearts, the hack-n-slash type gameplay doesn't remind me of Final Fantasy.

      Also, wow. That "Lost Soul Aside" trailer is fantastic. I was blown away. I hope the person who is working on it succeeds because he truly is talented.

      @ Shadow19

      Not to mention a lot of companies these days (Especially Ubisoft) are offering people collector's editions of these games (Which includes artwork books, helmets, statues, memorabilia, etc.) when they preorder. If it's a sequel, I can understand. But most of them are games that haven't left an impact on the gaming community yet. Don't you find it sad when you are willing to spend $100 on a collector's edition, only to discover the game didn't live up to your expectations upon release?

      Destiny greatly improved with The Taken King but then the follow-up Rise of Iron screws things up again. At least people are agreeing that the game is now at the state it was advertised two years ago. But even still, the damage is done.

      @ Andoc

      Unless the FFVII remake will stick to its original turn-based gameplay, then I'm fully invested in it.

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    7. @ Sovereign

      Sovereign, you know Stella77, who happens to know Chris' ex-friend Scottie. Any chance you can grab hold of him for us to help us reach Scottie?

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    8. For several reasons, many of which I've mentioned before, I don't think Stella77 was legit.

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    9. @ Phantom

      Sorry, I never knew him and I don't have any of his contact info.

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  22. Puppet Steve actually reviewed more Minecraft toys today!

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  23. Is anyone here a fan of Joshscorcher aka The Fiery Joker? Just curious, I don't think he's ever been brought up on the blog before.

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    1. I am a fan of his for a very long time (since 2012). Yeah I get what you mean. By the way, did you hear about a recent fallout between Josh and his friend Lily Peet?

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    2. I just saw his video about it. I didn't really know too much about he and Lily's friendsip, mainly because I've never really been a fan of his MLP stuff. I mainly just watch his video game countdowns. From what I've seen in the video, it's pretty upsetting that things have gotten this way, but I guess it was best for Josh to get out of that friendship.

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    3. I've been watching Josh's countdowns for several years. I've always enjoyed watching them. Along with Alex Rochon aka The Autarch Of Flame (sad that he's retired from making countdowns). Anyway, I really hope things get better for him from here on out and that he can put this whole situation behind him.

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    4. @Silent Spring Speaking of Alex, he's recently stars in a web series called Hades' Misguidance, which is exactly what it says on the tin; a parody of Palutena's Guidance taunt from Smash 4. There's only one episode at the time of this writing, with more to come down the line, but it's worth checking out simply because of how fun it is having Alex playing one of the greatest gaming villain like Hades.

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  24. Puppet Steve's new method of reviewing every single FNAF toy individually, no matter how small, is worse than Bores' old stream of Skylanders videos. Could you imagine of there was a new Irate Gamer video for every individual Skylander? That would be 32 for the first game alone!

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    1. He REALLY wants that ad revenue, doesn't he?
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  25. Until ol' Bores comes out and quits himself and under no uncertain terms, I am afraid the terms shall remain thus uncertain. Remember, gents, about when he tried to "retire" the Irate gamer not but some months ago and that sure as heck didn't happen. Rome could be burning around him but Bores does what Bores feels like. He's an ape.

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  26. So... did anyone pick up an NES Mini? If so, is it worth the hype like how the media gave it?

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    1. They're hard to come by, but Cinemassacre has a good review:

      http://cinemassacre.com/2016/11/11/nes-classic-edition-nes-mini-talk-about-games/

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    2. If I can find one, I'll probably get it, but that's because I actually collect Plug and Play consoles (the original Jakks Pacific Namco Plug and Play I got in 2003 when it came out is what sparked the obsession).

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    3. depends on how you classify worth. I have a good portion of the games via the virtual console already across Nintendo's platforms...but I still sought after one and luckily was able to get one. it's a nice little package and fun for nostalgic purposes. I think it might be a little overhyped based on the fact the games themselves for the most part are already available from Nintendo digitally themselves legally. The media is acting like this is something new and stuff when it isn't.

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    4. possibly stupid question: This NES mini, you can only use it on a modern tv as the thing uses usb or something?

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    5. @gary - Yes, it only has HDMI, so if you don't have an HDTV, you can't just plug it into your TV. You can get a component adapter for HDMI, but I don't know if it causes issues or not.

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    6. I hate newer tvs (and newer game consoles for that matter) for being too complex. What happened to just pressing an ON button on the TV, pressing the ON button on a game console, and just playing the game?

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    7. You hate so much about the modern world, yet you love commenting with it's tech.

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  27. New Puppet Steve. This time, it's on Trolls.

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

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  28. One of the effects of Bores' deleting of videos is making the season's episodes look crazy. I've been watching his season 3 playlist and episodes 7-9 are missing. Same thing with his NEO show, the there are only 13 remaining, and the numbers go from 1 to 23. I wonder if he is going to bother editing the titles (again, remember retroactively adding HVOG to the IG episodes and altering Duck Hunt to be the last episode of season 5{and the series finale too apparently?}).
    On another note, I was watching his Monster Party video and think it is a strong for contender for Best IG episode. Filled with stupid random illogical jokes and plot devices and simple storyline, and he ends up with ronnie satan and his evil twin at the bar. Not too many (maybe no) factual errors or blatant plaguarism. Its too bad he didn't end the whole Satan/Evil IG vs IG thing there, instead of subjecting us to that whole "story arc" "my movie" shit.

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    1. not too mention Bores and doors, and get the fuck off mah propereteh!

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    2. Don't forget the Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde princible.

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    3. I genuinely laughed at Cousin Joey's reaction to the game. One of the very rare times when Bores was funny.

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    4. "This is set in the sewer, and wouldn't you know, not a Ninja Turtle in sight."

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    5. So unless the town is run by the fuckin Mayor McCheese, I ain't buying it!

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    6. Chris must have seen your comment, he edited the Neo playlist today.

      Still want to pretend you don't read this blog, Chris?

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  29. New Puppet Steve video shows of a LEGO Star Wars Roge (sic) One set. Half the video is spent using the power of cheap special effects to blow up other LEGO figures.

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  30. Did you guys know that Screw Attack/Rooster Teeth is owned by AT&T and some other company called the Chernin Group? Makes ya wonder if AT&T could buyout merge SA into Time Warner if their merger with the latter goes through.

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    1. That would be the final nail in the ScrewAttack coffin.

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  31. Just shut the fuck up and leave him alone. What has he ever done to you? He's not even the Irate Gamer anymore. Just let it go.

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    1. Well, Crisbo has made some pretty fatal mistakes and completely asinine decisions during his career...

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    2. @Hunter - He screwed a lot of his fans over with broken promises. Not to mention, he made his little Puppet Steve show without even letting his fans know. Hell, he'd been doing this since January, and I didn't know about it until August.

      Also, is it me, or has "What has he/has she/have I ever done to you?" become an overused phrase on the internet in general? Alongside "That's so gay," "Get out of your mother's basement," "You're just jealous," and "Get a life," among others? (Though I have a tendency to use these phrases myself...)

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    3. Don't forget "why did you come here (come here is annoying in and of itself to me, i think click on the video or something would make more sense)/waste your time just to comment on something you don't like?" and getting paragraph long responses by someone butthurt (another overused term) because of a short pun/jab/insult/etc.

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  32. The new Puppet Steve video is a review of the Fantastic Beasts LEGO Dimensions set. I wonder if he'll do another "let's play"?

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    1. Probably not. He doesn't have the stamina to make gaming videos these days.

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  33. If you look at the Wikipedia page for Hardcore Pawn, it says "Original release: August 16, 2010 - April 6, 2015." Wah, wah, wah.

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    1. It's safe to say that Chris either mistaken taking pictures with the creators of Hardcore Pawn as being featured on the show, or he's just lying to everyone for being on Hardcore Pawn by showing his picture with the creator to fool people as usual.

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    2. I disagree. Chris makes video- he at least knows when a show is being made and when it isn't. I for one trust that they shot deals at the shop in hopes of a new season that unfortunately didn't materialize. He even said (somewhere) that he tried to sell his Ovilus ghost-hunting gizmo... having watched a lot of HP, that has the ring of truth to me; the show was always looking for unusual people and items to put on camera.

      Chris is dishonest and unfunny, but I for one do not count him as delusional.

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    3. I'm almost certain when they filmed footage for HP, less than 1% of what's filmed actually airs, and I'm sure what footage of Chris was actually filmed wasn't nearly as exciting as some trashy guy from the Detroit Ghetto (which is the entire city) throwing a fit, starting a fight and getting thrown out by the big security guy.

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    4. Less than one percent?! This was a trashy basic-cable reality show with a finite budget, not a history documentary. They kept the costs down by obviously staging segments (Wow, what a coincidence: another unhinged wacko came into the store, and once again they had the cameras rolling BEFORE it turned crazy!), and, I'm sure, by feeding the family behind-the-scenes plot lines to argue about. In the 21st-century media landscape, you just can't afford to either run a camera crew all day or to let the small, organic moments of real life be the show.

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  34. So...anyone enjoying Sun and Moon?
    ^-^

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  35. Well I hear a guy named Erod is the irate gamer of movie reviews so check him out.

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    1. I admit that I had high hopes for him when he originally started on TGWTG. He did show some things that I liked. he had an angle that was reminiscent of Linkara and actually seemed relatively entertaining... to a degree. After a while, I began to notice some things that made convinced; He's no different than Chris Bores.

      His story lines are pretty much the same story retold over and over again, he latches onto one version of a character and insists that it’s the “definitive version” and calls nearly every other version inferior. He states in his Beastly review that Disney's version of Beauty and the Beast was "perfect" and no one should ever make it again because of that. Contrast that to Oancitizen and Some Jerk With a Camera's review where they say, anything can and should be remade as stories gain power through retelling and stories are owned by no one.

      He has a bad habit to categorize all movies depicting vampires in a more sympathetic light as Twilight-like movies that "pussified" vampire, with the implication he believes vampires should be Always Chaotic Evil in every media they appear in (Angel being apparently the sole exception to the rule). Being incredibly pessimistic on the upcoming DC Extended Universe when the movies haven't even come out yet, which is especially evident on how his Deadpool vs Suicide Squad video contained around 7 minutes of bashing the comic-con trailer for the latter, with the remaining time spent praising the former's comic con trailer, and has developed a bad habit to repeatedly bash Man of Steel in his Honest Reviews about Marvel Cinematic Universe.

      As much as he tries playing himself off as a superhero, he acts a lot more like a bully to movies. The reviews for The Little Vampire and Robots come to mind, but honestly just watch the Robots one to see his running gag just for celebrity cameo-voices.
      Even more hilarious when you realize that the supposed "Evil" version of him actually did less than he implies he does. What exactly did he do when he's first introduced? He admits he likes Spider-Man 3 most of all out of the Spider-Man series. Apparently just doing that is punishable by being trapped in the Phantom Zone. The rest of his actions could easily be described as a revenge trip (Sounds familiar?). These factors made me stop watching his show and stopped subscribing him. What you said about him being the Irate Gamer of movie reviews is sadly true.

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    2. ERod is a joke. His lack of flexibility is what really hurts him.

      I'm still annoyed at the time he had a list of "Voice Actors mostly known for one role" and put Steve Blum on the list because of Wolverine. Completely ignoring all the anime, western animation and video games he's worked on.

      As well his tribute to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles where he would talk about the bad aspects of the franchise with a Bane action figure because he can't get over his dislike of The Dark Knight Rises. Even though Bane has NOTHING to do with TMNT.

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    3. Seen his Pateron ? Its so lazy. He stopped answering comment as well.

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    4. @BatDanKnight Him fully supporting the voice acting industry is one of the reasons why I used to followed him. But what really annoyed me is, aside from what you said, is that he always seems to think video games and anime voice actors don't deserve the same kind of respect as the voice actors who did western animated works. He only talk about those type of VA's after they branch out from the medium they worked on to western shows.

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    5. Same really. Most of my friends are voice actors. Some of work in non-union and it is hard for them. Non-Union covers anime and video games.

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    6. Also he does not realise what Casting Couch means. (It means someone does a sexual favour for a role) I keep telling him people may find the name defensive but he ignores me.

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    7. @Joseph Chadwick Not to mention he also calls motion capture animation as "capture motion (?) animation". And he might be the only one who calls it like that. Plus, just like IG, his massive list of Critical Research Failures.

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    8. @Joseph Chadwick Here are a few examples of his CRF's:

      In his review of Shrek 2, he criticizes the film for, among other things, betraying the tone of the original film by having songs in it, noting that the only song in the first film (sung by Robin Hood and his gang) was a parody, and interrupted mid-way through by Fiona. Except that not counting pop song covers (which were also in the first film), there is only one actual musical-style song in Shrek 2 (sung by the Fairy Godmother), and it's just as clearly a parody as the equivalent song in Shrek, being a pretty obvious riff on "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" from Cinderella. And, in fact, the song is also protested against and ultimately interrupted by Fiona. In the same video, he also refers to the Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming as "pretty much the closest thing" the film has to a villain, implying that they're not wholly villainous antagonists... which is odd given that they attempt to brainwash, frame and murder the main characters and attempt to commit a coup, identity theft and implicitly rape by deception by getting Charming fraudulently married to Fiona and making him the heir to Far Far Away. Not a lot of viewers paying attention would doubt that they are full villains.

      In his Tim Burton Planet of the Apes review, he claims that the concept of a super-intelligent ape forming an army to conquer the Earth from Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a rip-off of The Powerpuff Girls Movie. Except that they have little to nothing in common with each other. Caesar was born from a virus-infested monkey while Mojo Jojo was a mischievous monkey who accidentally had a dose of Chemical X after pushing the professor. Also, Caesar was treated horribly at a primate shelter which resulted in him forming an army of apes to rebel and get out of the city. Mojo, on the other hand, created an army of super-intelligent apes just so he could take over Townsville. On the other hand, it's likely just a joke about how the two products came out close together.

      Sometimes when he says a movie bombed at the box office, a quick Google search would inform him that the movie actually made back its budget or made a profit. It seems he's confused "box office" and "critical reception"

      He often confuses comic book canon with animated canon. For example, in his review of X-Men: Days of Future Past, he made mention that in the film, Wolverine is sent back in time instead of Bishop as in the original comic. That happened in the 90's X-Men animated series. In the comic book, Kitty Pryde was sent back. Bishop wouldn't even be created for another 10 years.

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    9. I 1000% agree with you on the Powerpuff movie rip off.

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  36. I heard Warner Bros. bought out Machinima.

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    1. When you see Guru Larry's video on 3 Youtube names that went down, it's not hard to see why!
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  37. Puppet Steve just reviewed a LEGO DC Super Hero Girls (like Monster High with female DC Superheroes) called "Harley Quinn to the Rescue". Since when was Harley Quinn a hero?

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    1. DC/WB has been pushing Harley-Quinn hard. Even in areas where it doesn't make sense. This being one of them.

      She was a big reason Suicide Squad did as well as it did.

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    2. Well that happens when a villain gets popular, being in a movie or no
      Space Knight Venom is a great example

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  38. Some recent thoughts on our old pal CB/IG:
    1. most recent Ghost video on Irat...I mean "CB Network". I can't really bring myself to watch the ghost stuff, so i put this on mute on perused the comments. Just noticed it was put up on Halloween. It has more views than anything since his DuckHunt video 6 months ago. Comments are disabled apparently. Someone comments negatively about the channel name change, and just like before, someone with a wrestling related screen name comes to Bores defense. He made it his home video page, so the first thing you hear on it Is My name is Chris Bores (apparently its pronounced Bore-ez? 2 syllables?)the leading ghost blah blah durrr.
    2. deletion of videos
    One affect of his deleting of videos is that going through his videos makes his channel appear more coherent and aesthetically pleasing. It also more clearly shows the slow decline of his channel if you scroll through the videos from oldest to new. I also noticed he has changed at least one video's title. An E3 video about the game Naughty Bear has been rechristened "E3 - Naughty Bear Game - Pre- Five Nights at Freddy's FNAF". I'm not sure when he changed it but i assume it was recent. Not sure what the connection is between the two games other than having crazy bears. Pretty clever I guess using Bores logic, retitle old stuff to get new views.

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    1. If that's the logic Bores uses, than FNAF is also like Banjo-Kazooie because they both star bears.

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    2. So I guess Plants Vs. Zombies and Left 4 Dead are related because they both involve zombies?

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    3. He said many games (including "Skylanders") were similar to "God of War".

      He also said his own crappy platformer was like "Angry Birds".

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  39. Has Bores ever done a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale on any of his storefronts?

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    1. I think he has done several DVD sales on those days, he'll do anything to sell them.

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  40. Puppet Steve posted a review of Muppets figures today, so I am going to rewatch the 2011 Muppets movie instead.

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    1. Puppet Steve seems like a "throw everything at the wall and see what sticks" channel.

      Which he also did during his "3 videos a week" experiment on IG. Of course, only this blog remembers that as Chris deleted over half his fucking channel.

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    2. Why is Chris deleting his old channel. After all these years, now he decides to distance himself from the Irate Gamer.

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    3. More than likely to fully move on to Puppet Steve and live in his bubble full of puppets and ghosts.

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    4. I think he may have deleted lots of those videos to make his channel look better, especially for any puppet steve fans that discover it, though i'm sure his fans are mostly young kids that shouldn't being hearing things like "cunty bitch" and "nudie bar" etc

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    5. But as long as all those videos bashing Chris (riffs, parodies, rants, etc.) and this blog still exist, Chris can't fully fix his reputation he built during his time as the Irate Gamer.

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    6. Yeah that's one problem Steve could have - anyone interested in outside of youtube would google it, and the first results after about two pages of youtube vids is for this blog (maybe it should be retitled Irategamersucked now?)

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  41. I am just going leave the title for the new Puppet Steve video here. Warning: this may hurt your eyes.

    "Thanksgiving Christmas exclusive Boo Amiibo Skylanders jingle bell choppy mage chicken lego Unboxing"

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    1. Not to mention, he misspelled the villain's name. It's Chompy Mage. Even when he talks about Skylanders, it's clear he knows nothing!

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    1. http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/tv/florence-henderson-mom-brady-bunch-dies-82-n688186

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    2. WHY SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE TO DIE THIS YEAR!!??

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    3. Ron Glass dead at 71

      http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2016/11/26/barney-miller-star-ron-glass-dies-71/94481300/

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  43. OT, I saw the Nostalgia Critic's latest commercials video. Couldn't stop laughing!

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    1. Well, he always at his funiest when making commercial videos.

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    2. I'm still really disturbed by the Canadian PSA with the chef chick that trips and pours grease on herself, but I thought it was hilarious how he disected the spagetteos commercial where it was unclear what sport they were playing cause I always wondered about that. I would like to see him feature the Spicy Cheetos commercial where some guy sculpts a penguin out of ice and the kids were like "that's not art" like the snooty kids they are.

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    3. The first Australian ad for the NES (the one with terrible [even by 1980s standards] CGI representations of Nintendo characters such as Bowser and the Duck Hunt dog saying "YOU CANNOT BEAT US!") is rather disturbing, too.

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  44. Who saw the Double Dare Reunion Special?

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    1. (raises hand)

      And great to see Marc, Harvey, and Robin together again.

      BTW, had Bores not just up and abandoned his fans, could he ever do an I Rate the 80s on Double Dare and its variants, merchandise, and even international counterparts?

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    2. I liked Doug Walker's tribute to Double Dare.

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  45. Maybe it's just me, but he seemed to have deleted a whole lot of videos from his channel. The videos I have noticed are missing:
    - GEMR Phone App
    - AppNana
    - Soylent 2.0 Subscription Box

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  46. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI61_2n64tphTfqSBWDUa3w/videos This channel has been doing a good job on archiving several of Bores' now deleted videos.

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  47. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/QtidXUd6oxnPBNvbQS8oUvk11RNBX0gGgxZiprgEQynzuK9gl4ynVAa03tKoeFTfeL6Fkl30l9iJRAVDxSw4-kShcEhEOE8


    I noticed this in his book. It confirms that his Hardcore Pawns appearance was indeed filmed.

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  48. I don't know if you guys have boticed, but in the Channels section on CB Network, the Puppet Steve is linked.

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    1. *Puppet Steve channel

      Also, here's a link to the image just in case if Bores removes the channel.

      http://m.imgur.com/a/Ca7Hd

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    2. P.S. Sorry for my bad writing. I'm typing on my phone and this site lags when I type for some reason.

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    3. No harm to you, but please read the original post first before commenting stuff like that.

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  49. Is today Cyber Monday? I never heard of it!
    o_o

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    1. Sounds like a WWE pay-per-view. :p

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    2. It has been around for a few years now. Obviously not as long as Black Friday.

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    3. Oh! Cause today was also my birthday!
      o_o

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  50. Don't know if anybody's brought it up, but apparently Uwe Boll is no longer making films. At least according to Wikipedia.

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    1. Well, you also have Mr. Boll's butthurt video to go by:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT1J65KHX8E

      Along with Lloyd Kaufman mocking him:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYXnz_NSkXI

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  51. The new Puppet Steve video shows a robot toy of Marshall (the dalmatian from Paw Patrol). He pointed out that you have to put the batteries in his butt, which I found amusing.

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  52. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZHtMOTd6_Q

    So uh... Skylanders might be ending.

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    1. Honestly, if it's true, I'm glad it's ending. I liked the games, but I'm honestly not sure what they were planning on adding after the character creator opened near infinite possibilities for characters, and everyone (including myself) has moved on to LEGO Dimensions. The toys to life gimmick is wearing off among gamers, with LEGO Dimensions being the exception due to its ties with many popular movie/TV/video game franchises (loads of Sonic fans bought the game just to play as him, for example).

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  53. off-topic: I'd like to ask opinions, especially from anyone here who plays indie games.

    What would you find more appealing for graphics in a 2d or 2.5d platformer, 2d rigged characters or low-poly stylized 3d?

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    1. I personally prefer 2d rigged characters. They just have that charm that the 3D low-poly characters don't really have (most of the time; I know there are quite a few memorable ones). Maybe because the 2d characters can be more detailed.

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  54. I think he may have deleted lots of those videos to make his channel look better, especially for any puppet steve fans that discover it.
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  55. You might be qualified for a free $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

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