Saturday, December 10, 2016

Bores Continues to Use "CB Network" Just to Shill

Bores actually posted two videos yesterday. Unfortunately it's all paid promotion with no actual content.
First video is some hard drive, and the title he wrote for it is like a 10 in "shameless clickbait".
Western Digital NEXT GENERATION of HARDDRIVES!
Yeaaaah I don't buy it. Chris seems to understand his remaining fans hate these videos as comments are disabled.
Second video is another Box Wars. Yawn.
What's weird about these videos (and the previous Box Wars) is that he's filming them at a different angle. Instead of sitting in front of his posters, he's sitting in front of his game shelves. Did he remove the posters on the wall? Too bad Chris is incapable of communication like a normal YouTube user.
The comments on the Box Wars are open, but seems Chris is modding them hard. I noticed one user with an AkaNinger avatar (Shuriken Sentai Ninninger) who was yelling at everyone that "CHRIS IS RETIRED, STOP BEING MEAN!" because people kept asking for real content. However, all those comments are gone now. Is Chris trying to hide from his YouTube fans that he's retired? Pick a position and stick with it!

I have to wonder if "CB Network" is going to only be active in October. Despite his claims to the contrary, Chris really doesn't seem dedicated to ghost hunting, and only seems to talk about around Halloween. What is he doing the rest of the year? Well, besides buying plastic crap and making the same video again and again and again and again and again and again and this is why I barely talk about Puppet Steve.

Speaking of, over there we find more fucking FNAF. Another Minecraft video. A look at Harley Quinn statue that's from Arkham City, but because Chris is desperate for clicks like a Buzzfeed whore, he puts Suicide Squad in the title. It's just sad at this point.
All the Lego Dimensions Adventure Time figures, because fuck the rest of Wave 6 & 7.
And... I am not kidding, Emoji toys. Not the characters from that upcoming animated movie produced by Sony, but actual figures based on the Emojis you find in your phones. This reeks of "How do you do fellow kids?"
"Easter Egg" is in the title, which apparently he calls it that because he has an "Easter Egg" box. ... No that doesn't make sense! Ugh... Chris really is a moron...

But that's not the most recent video. The newest is more fucking FNAF.
It's not even new toys, it's about toys that aren't even out yet. Holy shit! It's like Chris is thinking "FNAF is the only thing that gives me views, I need to milk it more and more, I don't care how vapid and stupid it is!"
In the video he says "We're one of the top YouTube channels that talks about the McFarlane Five Nights at Freddy's toys!" Chris still loves his overly narrow superlatives. Just like how he tried to show his book was a success with narrow Amazon categories. Can someone actually check on Chris? I don't think he's mentally doing well.

That's about it from me. Should probably work on the year end list, if I even have anything to write about.

228 comments:

  1. CB Network is like just a shell and ghost channel now. We'll probably see long droughts of nothing and some paid shilling along the way. Maybe a couple ghost videos during the Halloween season.

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    1. Yeah. He obviously renamed his channel as an excuse to make shilling videos.

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  2. A few thoughts regarding the last two videos:

    Does anybody really believe he used that SSD drive as an external for his laptop? It's not impossible but Chris has proven he is not very technically savvy so I doubt he actually put that thing in a case or used a SATA converter. It also looks a bit too new to have been used for an external drive.

    He can't even look up the names of the characters on the shirts? I haven't even seen Nightmare Before Christmas and I know Jack Skellington, let alone Clyde from Pac-Man. I mean, he uses a sound effect from Pac-Man in the Box Wars videos!

    He sure rushed through that box of Russian snacks, didn't he? Not even long enough to see what they are.

    Bam Box - A "demonic puzzle box from Hellraiser", otherwise known as the Lament Configuration.

    He doesn't understand the S-Mart name tag. He makes a really weird sound, I think he meant to say "Ash" but choked up.

    He knows Linda Blair from the Exorcist but refers to Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger as "cool horror icons"?

    Part of me thinks the "hangy thing" in the Japan box is a Christmas ornament but I am not entirely certain how Christmas is celebrated in Japan so I won't bash Chris for that.

    Arcade Block starts off with what he says is a Batman figure. It's Robin. Not only does it look like Robin, it says "Robin" on the fucking box. Robin is NOT Batman except for a brief period when Grayson wore a Batman outfit.

    He knows a surprising amount of details for South Park. It seems to be the one box he has any interest in.

    Chris is bored by the Simply Earth box and doesn't know what to say about it but he has to earn that paycheck. He says it has "a whole amalgamation of different items". He also says it has essential oils including citric burst twice.

    Geek box - he somehow misses the skeleton hand is doing the Vulcan "Live Long and Prosper" sign.

    He neglects to mention he is using his affiliate tags in the description.

    He has definitely removed a bunch of posters and it is easy to see why. He is doing more content for Minecraft Puppet Steve and he doesn't want to go through the effort of putting up posters and removing them again as he makes content for one channel or the other.

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  3. At this point, he definitely knows that angry reviewing is coming to a standstill (as I've said before), as in people like AVGN are still doing it, but at a much lesser frequency.

    He probably retired the Irate Gamer series and now renamed it so that he can upload more random stuff without his fans asking for "more IG plz".

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    1. Furthermore, "toy review" channels for children are HUGE on YouTube these days- the more popular ones tend to millions of subscribers and views and make millions in ad revenue. Ditto with Minecraft themed YouTube channels. So naturally, Bores wanted to cash in on both while attempting to create a more family friendly (and therefore profitable) image. Thus, Puppet Steve was born.

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    2. If Chris starts playing Minecraft he might get more views and subs from it, though he'd like be terrible at playing the actual game, or steal footage and claim it's his. You think he'll actually play Minecraft?

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    3. The closest thing Bores ever did to playing Minecraft was the godawful "Enderman Rant", which was one of the first Puppet Steve episodes. He used small snippets of gameplay throughout the video, though even for that he was clearly using mods.

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    4. If there's one thing that never runs out, are Minecraft channels. There are quite a number of decent channels (and parody songs like Screw the Nether), but most are in the territory of "75 % of video is EDM intro", or "kid screaming into microphone for the entire length".

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  4. I get it now! I get why Crisbo does nothing but these types of videos: It's because they take absolutely no effort to make and he has a severe allergy to effort!
    ^-^

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  5. So I played the original Megaman game recently. Other than the yellow devil in the first Wily stage, it's overall a really easy game (at least to me). It baffles me why Chris had to use cheats when he reviewed it.

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    1. And he likely stole footage for the review as well. The footage looked different at some points in the game during the second part of it.

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    2. I don't know how to make videos but I'd so do a parody reviewing Megaman X.

      "Up next is Spark Mandrill's stage, and as you can see he's sporting a pretty cool moustache. I wonder if he's related to the Third Rate Gamer."

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    3. Also I know he had to have stolen footage. He never got the magnet beam in the game, probably because he didn't know it even existed, and there's a part in Wily Stage 1 where you absolutely have to use the magnet beam to progress. That's probably also why he never showed the yellow devil in his review.

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    4. The Yellow Devil is only hard because you only get a few shots at it before you have to play dodgeball over and over trying to kill it. It's a case of difficulty by not having learned the pattern yet. It take work and practice to get past it without using the lightning gun pause exploit.

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    5. It's hard because you can't slide and you have no E-Tanks in the game, so you can only fuck up a few times. It also really messes with your head, causing you to unintentionally jump into one of the flying projectiles. Oh, and don't get hit once the the Yellow Devil shoots pellets; they pack quite a punch.

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    6. Yeah, I don't see why people complain that the Yellow Devil "has no pattern" when it's clear that they're too lazy to learn said "nonexistant" pattern! I actually find the Yellow Devil the easiest of the Wily bosses (this coming from a guy who doesn't use that stupid trick, by the way)!
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    7. It's tricky, but by no means impossible. I'm kind of old-fashioned; but since I'm on the Yellow Devil in the Virtual Console version for my 3DS, I know I just have to keep hitting the eye until he's down. More of an endurance test for me more than anything. In fact, the only problem I had was forgetting to get the magnet beam; so I had to kill my character to go back and get it. Inconvenient, but doable.

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  6. It would appear that Bores really just wants to shill for the dough. How much does he get paid to showcase just one product? Must be pretty sweet if that's all he's doing. Sweet for him, anyway. Bad for about everyone else. I personally count down the days until his subs hit rock bottom, no one wants to have him showcase their crap, and he goes into one last tirade against the "haters" for ruining him.

    When that day comes, I will do as I do, gentlemen: I will kick back, have a nice shot of a fine vodka, and enjoy the show. The last episode will truly be Chrisbo's best, wouldn't you say?

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    1. Yeah, I can see it being similar to Uwe Boll's meltdown over his failed crowdfunding effort; which finally seems to have done him in (as well as having a backhanded insult to Joss Whedon and his Avengers films. For the record, I highly doubt Whedon knows who Boll is; and since those films made over $1 billion worldwide apiece, Joss definitely has enough financial clout to do whatever he likes for the rest of his career.).

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    2. @A-List Supervillain
      I'm following up on something that might give us an idea at where his money comes from.

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    3. Oooh! I'm just as excited about this as I am at all these theories, Batdan!

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    4. @BatDanNight
      I see! I will eagerly await where this trail leads. Until then, I shall speak nothing more of it.

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    5. @Steven, interesting to note that Michael Bay never heard of Boll until Boll mentioned him and Eli Roth in a video.

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    6. Yeah, and Bay, no stranger to criticism himself; called Boll "a fucking idiot" as I recall, John.

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  7. It's been quite the year for Boring Man; and I'm not surprised that he's still doing lousy shilling videos in lieu of any real content. It's the main reason why I'm going to be including them all collectively in one entry on my personal worst moments (if I wanted advice on a new hard drive, I sure as Hell wouldn't be consulting a man who doesn't understand how the processing power of the NES works, as he's consistently proven over the years). Still, with only a little bit left in this year; I don't think anything's going to top his overall not giving a shit for me.

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    1. @Steven. It's really has been his worst year ever. Compare 2013 with this year, and 2013 will seem like a good year. His channel really is just a shell and ghost channel. He just seems lifeless in both shilling videos again like he doesn't want to do this shit anymore. Even makes you wonder if he even gives a crap about ghosts now.

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    2. The information on ghosts comes from monster cereal commercials.

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  8. So I was browsing YouTube and saw a review of Megaman 2 by some chick. This has to be the most god awful boring review of Megaman 2 I have ever seen and I could imagine the George Pimpton kid appearing every five seconds.

    It makes me wonder though - If the Irate Gamer had been some hot gamer chick, would this blog even exist?

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    1. Can you link to it? I miss riffing.

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    2. Sure

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvGDlMZXAHc&sns=em

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    3. Absolutely. Being a woman does not give you a free pass (contrary to what some may think). The internet gave iJustine crap for her awful Portal 2 LP.

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    4. This blog would exist, but I doubt the amount of hate Chris had gotten would be the same. And I'm pretty sure his (or her) fan base would have been much larger. That's just how the world works.

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    5. Very true Silent Spring, although that does make it more difficult to find women who aren't empty suits.

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    6. Anyways, speaking of riffing, I remember this was the absolute worst review you ever riffed. I just wanted to knock this kid senseless:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKc-b2Wkwpc

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    7. I don't see the problem with that Megaman 2 review. It was pretty inoffensive and chill.

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    8. Yeah. There wee a lot of "I was not aware of that" moments but nothing over the top. At least she doesn't use game genie.

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    9. Yeah, it wasn't downright terrible. At least she knows how to play the game well (even if it was on the easy setting that didn't exist in the original Japanese version) and didn't state anything factually wrong or complain about anything stupid (except the part about the menu screen). I watched some of her other videos and felt the same level of boredom. Again, not bad enough to riff; just boring. I'm sure most people who watch her videos though don't pay attention to the actual review of the game and are focused on something else...

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  9. Totally random, but am I the only person who thinks Naches Libre is extremely overrated? People I know always talk like it's comedy gold and it's one of the most quotable movies ever. I just don't find it that funny. 95 percent of the quotable lines wouldn't have the same effect without Jack Black's stupid fake accent (example: "Get that corn out of my face!"). As Mr. Enter would say, accents are not jokes!

    If anybody likes the movie, then fine. This is just my opinion. I find Nacho Libre about as funny as an Adam Sandler movie.

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    1. Yeah, I never particularly cared for it. It's also an example I can use of Jared Hess peaking too early as a filmmaker. Even when he first started out, I wasn't his biggest fan. Personally, I was more into Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny that year. Also, I've personally got more mileage out of comedies like Office Space or The Big Lebowski.

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    2. I totally feel the same way. If I wanna watch a good wrestling movie I prefer something like The Wrestler or Kayfabe: The Real Fake Movie about Wrestling than seeing a bastardised version of Fray Tormenta's (and Tiger Mask, plus King from Tekken) amazing story.

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  10. New Puppet Steve with more Skylanders. Does Bores realize the series is all but officially stated to be dead?

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    1. Activision hasn't came out and officially confirmed the series to be dead. We might hear something about that February. Also, he makes more mistakes in the video. The figures he shows off are part of wave 3 and he claims it's wave 2, despite fans in the comments saying it's wave 3. Some Skylander fan he is.

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    2. I have to wonder, though: is Activision still enabling him or did they cut Boring Man off? Even so, this habit of his doesn't really surprise me anymore.

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    3. I think they likely cut him off. There are so many more Skylander channels that provide good Skylanders content. Activision likely sees him as irrelevant at this point and he's already came out about hating the games after the first one. It's pretty clear that he only cares about the toys. It's all about the toys.

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    4. The title was edited to say "Wave 3 Series 3", so I guess that's the first factual error Bores has corrected since... I don't know.

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  11. Has anyone here seen Bojack Horseman? I just finished it the other day. Wow, that was...amazing. Like really, really amazing. This is hands down the greatest TV show ever made.

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    1. I love that show. It seemed a little too weird for me at first, but it's deceptively deep. The anthropomorphic animal characters are written to be more "human" than most shows with actual human characters, ironically.
      Really looking forward to Season 4.

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  12. Puppet Steve's new video shows a Darth Vader ArtFX statue. He claims it's from Rouge One, but the actual box states that it's based on the original Star Wars movie (A New Hope).

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    1. Oy. Again, as a big fan of the series; I can definitely tell the difference between a figure from Episode IV and from Rogue One! CollectionDX and Peaugh, Chris is not.

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    2. Does he even do research into any toy he looks at? It just makes you wonder if Chris Bores is a fan of anything. Because it sure looks like not even toys interest him.

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    3. Hell, it seems he can't even be bothered to look into the branding of each item he picks up; given how it's a similar mistake to confusing the Arkham City Harley Quinn with the Suicide Squad version.

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    4. I agree. It's like he just picks up the toy and poorly reviews it and calls it a day. It's really showing that he really doesn't care for anything except shameless clickbait.

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    5. Not quite as bad as picking up a box that clearly says "Robin" on it and calling it "Batman" but yeah, Chris doesn't seem to understand these kinds of details. That or he thinks his audience is dumb and will pay more attention of they think the Vader figure is from Rogue One.

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  13. TMZ has reported that Alan Thicke has died at age 69.

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  14. "I'm disgusted to see so many high level youtubers complaining about the drop in views they are seeing, yet they are still netting a million views a video. Talk about loosing touch of reality. That still nets them over $1,000 for only spending a few hour editing and filming for one video! You know how many people have to work a couple of weeks of manual labor to make 1k?! Wahhh, you have it so bad..."

    Something Chris posted on facebook.

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    1. "Loosing"

      And what's with his profile picture?

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    2. This is coming from the person who can't make any videos the require effort (Irate Gamer, Irate the 80s, History of Video Games) anymore, and just does endless shilling videos and boring toy "reviews" with Minecraft Puppets instead.

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    3. Boring Man is certainly one to talk about being detached from reality; given how he's been living in a time warp of the 1980s and has shown a consistent inability/unwillingness to get out of it for almost 10 years.

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    4. Wow, can he sound anymore like a hypocrite? His hypocrisy will never end. Is it too much for him to just delete CB Network and everything Irate Gamer related so he can do Puppet Steve fulltime? He already doesn't want to do it anymore. Even now, Chris just has to be a total scumbag.

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  15. new video..Chris attempts a holiday gift guide tech review

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    1. And all of it is stuff he's been paid to shill.

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    2. aye aye aye, this video is like his last year or so of non IG/80s videos rolled into one sludgy ball. Toys, tech, headphones, fuggin' art books,a good summation of this year.

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    3. Yeah, I definitely wouldn't be going to Boring Man for that kind of advice; given how it's a mixture of badly-researched toys and useless crap I wouldn't even gag gift someone with.

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    4. yeah Steven, its like, what are some good gifts? Whatever random stuff I picked up or (possibly?) am being paid/compensated for promoting this month! looking forward to part 2 Nice to see LB's comments before deletions, Merry freakin' Xmas to you too LB!

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    5. And look at those dislikes and unsubs coming along with it. His few remaining fans really need to just unsub and move on at this point.

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  16. Okay, getting our minds off of stupid LadyBuggin nonsense, who's seen Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them? Haven't seen it yet, but I really want to soon. Anyone have any thoughts?

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    1. Haven't seen it, but it looks promising. It might be a good movie. (Sigh) BugginBores is going to follow me, isn't he? Sorry for getting into a fight with the idiot.

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    2. I saw that movie. It was pretty good. If you're planning on going to see it, do so. That is really all I can say about the matter. Any more would be barking up the wrong tree.

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  17. Who likes ghost hunting... on Christmas?

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    1. It's always a good time for ghost hunting in the mind of Chris Bores!

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    2. Maybe he is looking for the ghosts of Xmas past, present and future

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  19. Puppet Steve, looking for more of that sweet FNAF ad revenue, made a video comparing real FNAF plushies to bootlegs. The bootleggers got money anyway goes he bought the bootlegs to use in the video. BTW, if you want a good look at bootleg toys to avoid, I would recommend leokimvideo's "Dark Side" series (where he compares bootleg toys of famous childrens franchises that he buys at dollar stores to real ones, and destroys the bootlegs in various cool ways) and of course good old Ashens!

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    1. Phelous should deserve a mention like what Isolder says.

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    2. I love the irony of a cheap, low quality knockoff reviewing cheap, low quality knockoff toys.

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  20. Hey guys, I'm watching Star Wars: Rogue One tomorrow. Pretty excited for it actually.

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    1. I'll see it in almost exactly 4 hours. I am very intrigued.

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    2. I thought it was overall a boring movie. I thought the protagonists in the movie were flat and uninteresting to the point where i didn't care if any of them were killed off. It was cool to see Darth Vader in the movie although he isn't in it much and I liked how they were able to CG in Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin.

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    3. As far as being a Gaiden Series goes, I think it's alright. I enjoy the film but the reason why I think it's not really as good as Force Awakens is the characters. Outside of Jyn Erso the rest of the characters just feels one dimensional and lack any sort of depth, making really hard to root for them through the action sequences in this movie. When Darth Vader being in this movie was cool... but he should've been this movie's Big Bad, 'cause the ACTUAL Big Bad of this movies just isn't very good.

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    4. I just got back, and actually really enjoyed it.
      I can understand why people (especially Star Wars fans) would be turned off, but I liked it's focus on the war and espionage, while the mystical fantasy themes from the main series took a back seat.
      Also, having not even watched the trailers, I was pleasantly surprised when Donnie Yen showed up. I liked when they introduced Kung Fu into the series with Darth Maul's WuShu (and Jar Jar Binks' rumored Drunken Fist).

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  21. gift guide part 2 is up. chris just doesnt get it

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    1. I know right? Well, i guess it's time for Dan to make the year-end list, if he even has enough material to do so. And i thought his output in 2013 was lacking...

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    2. Oh, he gets it. He just doesn't care.

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    3. Well, considering he has only been dumping ads since his Duck Hunt review (even though i still wonder how crappy Bores's review on Metroid would have been, so much for that) and is pretty much playing with puppets now (Rather it be as his mom or Puppet Steve), you pretty much have a valid point, Silent. Also, the reason it took me so long to speak up was because i was reluctant and didn't have the time to do so. I found out this blog when i was reading the entry for Boring Man's crappy game on the So Bad, It's Horrible page of video games when i clicked on the link to the post where it turned out the game was a reskin. And he (posing as his mom) says he's having the time of his life...

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  22. I've just been told that David Tennant will voice Scrooge McDuck in the new DuckTales cartoon:
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2016/12/16/david-tennant-ducktales-cast-announcement/95506038/

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  23. New Puppet Steve video is up. It shows a couple of Mario toys: a jumping Mario doll that plays music and sound effects, and a remote control Mario Kart that he is somehow able to control from his bedro-I mean "studio" while the kart itself is in the kitchen.

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  24. Channel Awesome uploaded the Disneycember review for Mulan 2 and...wow......

    I did watched Mulan 2 on TV as a kid and after watching Doug's review of it...I can't believed what a train wreck of a storyline it had.

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    1. No surprise there. Disney cartoon sequels usually suck. The only real exception is Rescurers Down Under and arguably Bambi 2.

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    2. What about Lion King 2?
      o_o

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    3. That one was ok. I liked how it was loosely based off of Romeo and Juliet like the original was based off of Hamlet. Still much prefer the original though.

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    4. Lion King 1 1/2 was also pretty okay. It's a lot like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in that it's a more comedic version of the original that focuses on secondary characters, in this case Timon and Pumbaa.

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  25. Considering the end of 2016 (Boy, what a trainwreck this year has been) is coming, i know it might be a bad idea to jumpstart this topic knowing that the year-end list hasn't been posted, but what do you think was Boring Man's worst moment was this year? For me, it was Bores having little output, just like 2013. with the exception of Puppet Steve, the two retro reviews and IG Neo and I Bore the 80's, all it has been is cheap crap. Sorry, but i just felt felt like asking it.

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    1. Well, for me and a couple other people, it's Bores has officially stopped caring at this point with long periods of nothing being a close second for me. For me personally, I consider Puppet Steve it's own thing and it's really just boring and stupid so I just ignore it. Others for me would include the endless shilling, his Halloween Ghost video where nothing happens, his Irate the 80's, his now deleted IG Neo of Lego Dimensions, more DVDs full of copyrighted footage, Bores putting on his mommy mask and trolling the blog, deleting more videos, and the two IG reviews. Honestly, they'll probably be on the high side for me because they're actual content and they're just lazy padded out messes showing that he no longer cares anymore. They're not horrible like the ones last year, they're just padded out and lazy. He's only done four videos of substance with the rest being paid shilling and his one ghost video. IG's worst and final year.

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    2. @SpyroFan93 I think his worst year for me is still 2015. Everything he made was even worse as it was just downright abysmal content. And at least he hasn't disrespected the dead this year, unlike last year when he tried to leech money and people off Leonard Nimoy's corpse, or when he said Jewwario was in hell for killing himself in 2014. But it's pretty sad to see Boring Man basically be reduced to a ghostly shell with barely any popularity at all. Then again, he was doomed from the start.

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    3. @Rocket120. 2015 was a year of bashing beloved classics and the beginning of his selling out, but he ACTUALLY posted real content during that year with game reviews and HOVG episodes. This year he's only posted four videos of actual content and that's a serious injustice for his few fans! Most of his fans cared about his retro reviews and HOVG series, not his food fetish 80's videos, toy reviews, paid shilling, and ghost videos. 2014 was mainly just Skylanders and ghosts with him finishing his storyline season, releasing DVDs full of copyrighted footage, and that Opening Up video and the JewWario comments. 2015 was a bad year, but it's not his worst year. It at least had content his fans wanted, while this year he pretty much gave them the middle finger. 2013 was his worst year because he did almost nothing, but now 2016 looks to be the worst due to long periods of nothing, endless paid shilling, and not giving a fuck anymore.

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    4. Well, i can at least understand why you think this year is his worst, SF93. But i'm at least glad he didn't disrespect the dead this year, but still...

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    5. Likewise, I agree with you. In my opinion this year is the worst because how it was a year with no substance and nothing for weeks at a time. Well, his disrespect towards the dead really shows what an evil person Bores is. His two worst traits are that he's a fraud and a scumbag.

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  26. I guess this might be it for Bores on the internet (UH YEAH, YA THINK?), So you might be correct about it being his final year (IG wise, at least). But then again, you never know...

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    1. Oh yeah, and just in case:LB777 Alert

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    2. IG's dead and Bores the one who killed it. He couldn't grow and evolve like other YouTubers could. And plus Bores sounds so lifeless like he doesn't want to do it anymore even in his paid shilling. He's damaged IG's reputation beyond repair and it's not giving him hardly any views. I wish he'd delete CB Network and move on to Puppet Steve fully.

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    3. Well, is there anyone else who's going to talk about what they think is Boring Man's worst moment of 2016? I wouldn't be shocked to find out that they think that it's how careless he was, alongside you, SF.

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    4. @SpyroFan93

      He can't delete the IG channel. Puppet Steve doesn't have enough of a subscriber base for his shill videos so he needs what's left of the IG fans to dump his tech crap videos.

      My pick for his worst moment: his sociopathic act of claiming he has such great fans and then treating like them dirt. To him they are just potential referral payments and a target for shill videos. All the while he was creating c9ntent for months on a secret channel without telling his fans.

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  28. Not able to get a response from the reply button. Anyways...

    SpyroFan93: "IG's dead and Bores the one who killed it. He couldn't grow and evolve like other YouTubers could. And plus Bores sounds so lifeless like he doesn't want to do it anymore even in his paid shilling."

    Plus I think ties back into how he never really enjoyed the subject of his reviews (though I'm second guessing whether he is really into Ghost Hunting or no).

    I mean even if say James tends to do other videos besides the AVGN stuff, he seems to still enjoy playing games such as in his James & Mike video, whereas I haven't heard of Bores doing anything gaming related outside of his character.

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    1. That's understandable. For Chris, it's all about the money.

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    2. It's really always been about the money for him. As long as companies give him more knock off tech and products, he'll keep shilling and get paid.

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  29. I've returned from watching Star Wars: Rogue One and honestly? I really do enjoy it.

    K2SO is now one of my favorite Star Wars characters along with Kanan Jarrus and BB-8.

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  30. I think by far the worst moment from IG was him promoting malware ridden scam apps. As one of the few who enjoyed most of his IG content for what it was, seeing him stoop so low for money made me furious and hearing about the puppet steve shit just made it worse. I was actually considering buying his DVDs, too (BTW has anyone else bought them? Are they even well made?)

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    1. I would put his malware scam apps with the rest of his paid shilling. The worst moment for me and some others is that fact that Bores has reached Eye Creatures levels of not giving a fuck anymore. In his second malware app review he cuts the video short without giving it a proper ending. He sounds lifeless and looks like he doesn't want to do this anymore. Bores officially doesn't care anymore and he's given the middle finger to his few remaining fans. As for the DVDs, I have no interest in them and there full of copyrighted footage. Bores is just making a quick buck on them and doesn't care about being sued by these companies.

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    2. It's really sad. First TheBitBlock loses his mind after a partnership fell through, and now IG sells out to chinese scam artists. I don't like seeing YT'ers I liked fall so much. D:

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    3. I'm sorry to hear that. But the important thing for you to do now is move on and find better YouTubers who actually care about the content and fans. Bores never really cared about his fans and if you haven't already done so, I'd unsub from him and move on. Bores is only interested in money and his fans need to move on now.

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    4. The quality of his DVDs is horrendous. Apparently at least one volume had glitches in the menu system that only let you see the first page or two. You might be able to access the later episodes by hitting "play all", otherwise the only way to get to them is by ripping the files from the disc.

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    5. That was his first volume, IIRC. And obviously, those glitches exist because he wanted to rush it out to beat James' first DVD back in November of 2007.

      As for my #1 worst moment of 2016? It would be him just flat-out abandoning Irate Gamer for Puppet Steve without letting his fans know.

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    6. Is there ANY bonus content on this new DVD? Or is it just him lazily slapping all of his season 5 videos together? At least with other Youtubers, they add bloopers and behind the scenes.

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    7. According to BatDan (Or user Rick Lee), There is no extra content. Even i'm not sure.

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    1. Another One... Jesus H. Macy, how many celebrities are gonna die until this trainwreck of a year ends?

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  32. avgn posted new video crossover with t Keith Apicary sega gaming periphals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0YzkTFmq1k

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    1. Well, good use of safety glass I guess. But did they really need to have an entire episode of two idiots flailing around breaking shit?
      Pretty bad episode.

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    2. I agree Dave. I was hoping this would be a semi-sequel to the NES accessories video where he went over Sega Genesis accessories.

      Instead they just played games, hardly went over if any of them were good or not, and just broke shit.

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    3. Sounds a tad bit familiar to a certain someone that has done similar videos...

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    4. While it was entertaining, I do think that type of video felt like it should've been on Keith's channel rather than James', as it did feel like they weren't actually "reviewing" the peripherals. Unless I'm missing something...

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    5. I am a fan of Keith Apicary and it was fun seeing him in an AVGN video. That said, this should not have been an AVGN episode as there was practically zero reviews of the products.

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    6. I think all the criticisms stated here are valid, that said I found the episode just good enough. I never heard of the Apicary guy before (at first I thought it was that "for your health" guy from Tim & Eric). So I just thought of the guy as some random fellow nerd, and thought it was pretty funny to watch them spazz out. I thought the weakest point was that all the nerd had to say was "that's crazy" about the mass of cords for that genesis vr thing. The funniest part to me for some reason was the golf segment. Maybe the will do a James & Mike episode with that crazy shit and give a more fair look at the wacky shit in that video.

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    7. I agree with you, Gary.

      Now don't get me wrong, folks, I'm not saying it was a good episode, but I was mildly entertained by it.

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    8. James & Mike did review the Stuntmaster and Sega Menacer.

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  33. Puppet Steve has introduced a new style of video called "Wrestling Style", though it's more like boxing with bad special effects. He introduced it by reviewing a couple of "Big Robots" toys, which seem to be like Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots but they are actually robots. Once again, Bores is making puppets that are in his bedroom use remote controllers to operate toys that are clearly in the kitchen.

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  34. So Capcom announced that they're releasing Megaman 1-6 on mobile. First of all, did Capcom forget they have 10 Megaman games in the classic series and not just 6? Maybe they're trying to forget they made 7-10, I don't know. Second, I don't know if Megaman is the best game to play on a phone being a jumping platformer game and all. There are parts where it's difficult enough just using a regular controller. Third, why not create a new Megaman game? A good Megaman game?

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    1. Not a fan of the mobile Mega Man games, I don't like using touch screen controls for games that weren't originally designed around them. That's why Nintendo didn't straight up port Super Mario Bros. to mobile like many "gaming journalists" demanded they should.

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    2. It could work.
      If they use an MFi controller it'd be great. But last time I checked, Apple didn't allow apps for iOS that required an external gamepad.
      Touch-screen controls are usually pretty wonky, "The Irate Gamer Game" being a perfect example. Usually touch controls work better on platformers like "Super Mario Run" or "Banana Kong", simple controls with single-finger gestures.
      I have played a couple platformers on iPhone that weren't horrible. Earthworm Jim was playable, until a game-breaking glitch on the last boss (making it impossible to beat), but that had nothing to do with touch controls.
      I played a game a while back called "Unity Chan's Action Shooting", which is very similar to MegaMan (hell, they could've swapped the characters out and rebranded it as a MegaMan game). It's one of the best mobile game's I've played.

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    3. Interestingly enough, I have played an iOS game that required a Bluetooth Controller - the iOS port of Skylanders Trap Team. It's actually pretty close to the console versions, but it uses a Bluetooth portal and controller that are only compatible with it.

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    4. Hmmm, I just double-checked it. While Apple did update the requirements for Apple TV so you can require a gamepad, they still say that iOS can only have gamepads optional. You have to provide touchscreen controls by default.
      One thing I just found out, it's the same policy for Mac apps. You can have optional gamepad support, but they require keyboard and/or mouse support. I guess that makes some sense, I wouldn't be surprised if the Windows Store had the same policy.
      Maybe there's a special deal that hardware manufactures work out for specific apps, this policy probably only applies to generic games connecting to generic controllers.

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  35. THE EMOJI MOVIE Teaser Trailer (2017)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yZERI42eRU

    Yes, it's a thing. Some people are actually working on it. Abandon all hopes, folks.

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    1. Even the meh emoji announcing the movie sounds sarcastic and miserable about the fact that they made a movie about EMOJIS. It really shows how low hollywood can go to get ideas for a movie. Let's just hope 2017 doesn't suck for animation...

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    2. Just in case, sorry for the poor grammar.

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    3. We all thought that this was a joke from people who made a bunch of made up movie titles just for fun. But now, it suddenly becomes reality. I'd rather not see it until the DVD comes out, cause I think it can make a fun watch with friends to see their reactions at the thought that this movie is even existed let alone being made by a big company like Sony.

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    4. Fun fact: A Popeye movie and original project by Genndy Tartakovsky, and a film by Lauren Faust were all cancelled to make this. Just in case you didn't hate this film already.

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    5. Those things were probably cancelled because they were smart... and we all know Hollywood doesn't want their audience thinking! It's shameful!
      >.<

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    6. They got rid of all those projects (which had a lot of money put into them,duh)... JUST TO MAKE A MOVIE ABOUT GODDA*M EMJOIS?!! WTF!!! Well it's official:Sony Pictures Animation is dead. I can only hope 2017 is not going to turn out a bad year for animation...

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    7. Plus, we pretty much know why this movie is being made. To quote Mr.Lickboot:WE'VE GOT TO HAVE MONEY. (Sigh) People these days...

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    8. I honestly haven't seen an animated movie in the theater in a long time. There hasn't been any good ones. You know, like the ones Don Bleuth used to make.

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    9. Was that trailer in a vertical format? What kind of a story can you even say with emojis? They're not a good source for a story; they're simply just expressions, no character behind them.

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    1. Thankfully she's in stable condition now.

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    2. Now she's in the ICU.
      https://apnews.com/3c87b7d81cdc4120a871c97bbcf3190b

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    1. Merry Christmas to you too. Man, thank god this year is almost over. In spite of everything that's happened this year, all those we have lost, every disaster that's happened, and what went down at the election and everything else in politics (sorry fellow bloggers), We must move on. We will stand together in harmony, even if terrible things happen. It's life, but we've got to move on. This year was a trainwreck, But we don't let it bring us down. We must stand tall and traverse through the most difficult parts in our journey. We will suffer, but we get back up, brush it off and continue in life. My message, fellow bloggers, is even though this this year sucked, you can't focus on the worst parts of a year, even in the most dire of situations, look on the the bright side and continue on in life, no matter what happens. Merry Christmas to BatDan and everyone else on this blog and have a happy new year, and hopefully 2017 will be a better year for everybody, even if we all die in the end, knowing that you can't avoid it.

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  38. Puppet Steve's Christmas "special" is a crappy FNAF plush video with a few Skylanders thrown in. SuperMarioLogan this guy is not.

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    1. How many more celebrities are gonna die before this year ends?

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  40. So, what did you guys get for Christmas? For me, a refurbished Dell laptop with surprisingly excellent specs.

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    1. Noise-cancelling Bose bluetooth headphones, an air fryer, Amazon Fire TV, and a biometric gun safe.

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    2. Pokemon Moon, Mario Maker 3DS, a bunch of movies.

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    3. Some LEGO Dimensions stuff I didn't already have for my collection. Namely the Stay Puft, Bad Cop, and BA Baracus Fun Packs and the Midway Arcade level pack.

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    4. I got myself a Surface 3. Could have waited for Surface 4, but it's kind of uncertain. Plus, Pro 4 is expensive and I just need a tablet.

      By any chance that the laptop you got is Inspiron 7559? Those are pretty nice. I got one (but without the keyboard light, which is strange).

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  41. Merry Christmas everyone. Which Jingle all the Way movie do you prefer? The original or the sequel?

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    1. The one with Ahnuld and Anakin

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    2. Haven't seen the new one, so I guess the first one? I don't know I saw the other one once or twice when I was a kid and I didn't even like it then. I always found it really boring.

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    3. The sequel was one of those straight-to-DVD movies. It starred Larry The Cable Guy instead of Ahnuld.

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  42. Compared to last year, I have a feeling the year-end list is going to be very small, possibly even smaller than the 2013 list (where it was only a top 8)...

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    1. I think sometime early next year, there should be a worst IG moments of all time list. Maybe we could all submit votes for it. The list should be limited to no more than 20-25 to avoid tl;dr, because there really are a lot of bad IG moments.

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    2. Let's face it: Irate Gamer is dead (here's hoping BugginBores doesn't pop up). Unless he gets desperate, it's pretty much time to end this blog. it's been a good 7 years (3, in my case), but i guess it's time. Who wants to bet the year-end list will be ether a top 7 or 6. My worst moment for The Bores this year is the long periods of nothing, just like 2013, and my worst moment for Chris overall is from last year, when he tried to leech money and followers off of Leonard Nimoy's corpse (you get the picture).

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    3. I fully agree with you. IG is done and Bores has officially abandoned it now with nothing but toys, paid shilling, and maybe ghosts from now on. I think it might be at maybe six considering how bad this year was and in my own opinion this was his worst year. My top choice being Chris has reached Eye Creatures levels of not caring anymore, and my second being long periods of nothing like 2013. And a worst moments of all time would be a good way to end the blog and a goodbye post too.

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    4. I think his worst moment might be when he announced the retirement of IG on FB, followed by a post saying he would consider crowd funding to continue IG, all the while he was making pretty decent bank on his then hidden Puppet Steve channel.

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    5. Bores should basically stop acting like a pu**y and tell his fans the truth, now that he's reduced his IG channel-oops, i mean CB Network to, in BatDan's words, All Ads All The Time. It sucks because i was actually wanting to see crappy his review of Metroid could have been, oh well. Rest in Piss: Irate Gamer 2007-2016 (Unless he gets desperate)

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  43. A belated Merry Christmas to you guys! I hope you all have fun celebrating it, or wading through the snow. Either way, I hope you enjoyed it.

    With that said, I don't want to sound too pessimistic, but I really hope that 2017 will be a good year. Without going too much into politics or any controversies... this entire year feels like, in BatDan's words from 2014, "Sorry, but [2016] was a really dumb year. It feels like this is the year where everyone started taking crazy pills, or maybe it was me. It all feels wrong…"

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  44. Haven't had a lot of times to play video games lately. I've been putting most of my attention on a novel that I've been working on since early last year. Getting really close to finishing the second draft. To anyone that's written a book before, what's the most amount of drafts that you've written for one book before. On average, how long does it normally take you to completely finish writing a book? Just curious, I'm just wondering if wanting to be done by sometime next year is a reasonable goal.

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    1. Well, if you are Chris Bores you can just publish the rough draft...

      In all seriousness, there are no hard and fast rules for the number of drafts. If you have a publisher then the book is done when they accept it. If you are self publishing, it is a tougher call. Keep handing out your drafts and when the constructive criticism winds down and you feel you have revised the draft as well as you possibly can, go ahead and publish.

      Some writers do one revision and then revisit the work a few weeks later for a fresh perspective.

      If you really want an answer and point a gun at my head I'd say about three revisions.

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  45. Puppet Steve's new video is a review of Plants Vs. Zombies toys, or as he calls it, "Plants and Zombies". Reminds me the infamous "Mario vs. Sonic" mistake.

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    1. Wow.. he can't even get Plants Vs. Zombies right? For fu*k's sake, that lazy bastard needs to stop being lazy and SAY IT RIGHT!!! "He has an accent" MY ASS!!!!!! (LadyBuggin Alert:Come at me Chris, i'm going to ignore you this time, you whiny asshat.)

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    2. Sorry if i got a little offhand, but the fact that he refuses to say things right and tries to excuse it with the bs "i have a accent and i'm going to say it while posing as my mom" really grinds my gears.

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    3. “If you look at the back of the box, we see the pieces connect together to form a ramp! Put those together, and we end up with a ramp!”

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    4. Harrod, is that actually a quote he made?

      But he seriously STILL can't say the correct abbreviations? Does he even know what an abbreviation is?
      >.<#

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    5. Yes, that was a real quote from the video. This isn't a problem with using the correct abbreviations, it's simply a problem with wording everything. For example, he refers to the normal zombie as the "Businessman Zombie". I have no clue where he got that term from, but it's clear he's never played any of the Plants Vs. Zombies games.

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    6. I personally think "Labber-nith" is his worst mispronunciation so far. It's clear he's never seen that movie since they say the name several times. Even after people corrected him, he mispronounces that way AGAIN later on and tries to defend it saying: "WAAAHH!! I have an accent!" It's obvious Chris refuses to admit to any mistakes. Chris Bores is never wrong, Chris Bores never screws up, anybody that finds mistakes is just "putting his videos under a microscope." His stupid ghost book is just a masterpiece. Anybody that points out it's numerous flaws are just low-life haters. Chris Bores is an amazing writer. His book should be a bestseller. Who cares if it's clearly a piece of crap? It's a masterpiece! You never talk badly about Chris Bores. Chris Bores is a genius!

      Sorry if I sounded like I was going crazy. I'm just so sick of Bores' ego. Honestly, him begging for positive reviews for his book just says a lot about who he is. As for the "Plants and Zombies" thing, I think it's pretty clear by this point that Chris doesn't care about video games. Why should anybody be surprised about knowing nothing about it?

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  46. So I went to see Rogue One again this past weekend and it was a much better movie the second time around. I also had to watch the previous 7 Star Wars movies to watch this one again. Granted, there's scenes in the movie that belong more in something like Hunger Games, but it definitely makes up for it with especially the battle scenes near the end,

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    1. One thing that does bother me a bit is that they pretend the prequel trilogy never happened and not once mention anything about the Geonosyns developing the original plans for the Death Star. I know we're all trying to forget the prequels even existed, but still...it seems like everyone is trying to take credit for building the Death Star through plot holes.

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  47. Another celebrity dead. Ricky Harris.

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    1. The Star Wars fandom has lost a wonderful and talented individual. May she rest in piece and condolences to her family and friends.

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    2. this year will be remembered as the year two-thousand shitsteen

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    3. RIP Carrie Fisher. May the Force be with you. Always.

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    4. Inalilahi wainalilahi rojiun. I'll say it now and I'll say it again: WHY CELEBRITIES HAVE TO DIE THIS YEAR!? THIS IS JUST AWFUL!!

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    5. How much you wanna bet Tone Loc is next?

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    6. This year was absolutely HORRENDOUS!!!
      T_T

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    7. Seriously though, the thing that you have to keep in mind is that just because they're celebrities doesn't mean they're any different from normal everyday people, and many normal everyday people die every year. It's just a coincidence that so many celebrities died this past year, and most if not all died of natural causes; I don't recall any of them being murdered or killed in a car or plane crash. Next year the same number of celebrities may die, maybe more maybe less. The point is people die, and we should rightfully morn for them, but I don't think there's some conspiracy or significance behind them all dying this past year.

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