Friday, February 24, 2017

Why "Puppet Steve" Fails as a Kid's Show

You guys realize that this is a hobby right? I don't keep up with this full time.
I know I haven't done highlights for the first half of February, but since February is a short month, I'll just do the entire thing in one post. Especially as a bunch of videos are "Steve" at ToyFair 2017 and have very little to bring up. I will mention that Chris screwed up and showed his real hand in one of them. Probably would have gotten weird looks if he wore the felt gloves.

To hold you over, I'm going to respond to one piece of criticism I've been getting. "Puppet Steve is for kids, it doesn't have to be good, and is above your mocking".
No. Hell no.
The idea that something intended for kids doesn't have to be good is a disgusting mindset used by cynical assholes and greedy fat cats that think children will watch any crap you just throw on the screen. Children deserve better, and there is far better out there.

Puppet Steve is absolutely toxic to children. Here are some reasons why.

Pandering

This is where most kid's media fails, by pandering to the lowest common denominator. Fart jokes, poop jokes, bad puns, references, instead of trying to craft a narrative with well-written characters and conflicts. You can have the above sure, but don't let them take precedent.
"Puppet Steve" is nothing but pandering, but of a different kind. "Look at the toys! Look at my toys! I have toys! TOYS TOYS TOYS! Kids love toys! Love me kids! LOVE MEEEEEE and give me money!" He condescends to a child's love of toys in order to keep their attention. It's shameless and more parents should notice this.
The references only make things more annoying, especially when he references media that his uber-young audience has no idea about!
Unsurprisingly, Chris adores clickbait. Putting in subjects that have nothing to do with the video in the vain hopes of getting higher in searches. Like putting Lego in the title of a toy that isn't Lego. One bad example is when he looks at a Batman: Arkham City themed Harley Quinn statue, but he puts Suicide Squad in the title because "it's popular and will make me money".

Repetitive Flood of One Subject

Much like when Irate Gamer got a small boost in views with Skylanders and flooded the channel with related videos (and likely sped-up its death), Puppet Steve got a small boost in views when looking at Five Nights at Freddy's and now the majority of his videos are related to the haunted animatronics because "money money money". This will bite him when FNAF is no longer a hot property. But the overabundance of FNAF does hurt the channel when he also showcases other toys. He could expand on those but NOPE MORE FNAF GOTTA HAVE MORE FREDDY.

Now I am aware there are toy channels that specialize in one genre, like Transformers and Tokusatsu (Kamen Rider & Super Sentai/Power Rangers). However, those toys offer far more variety and value than the boring plastic FNAF figures Chris is always flaunting. That and those channels do something that Puppet Steve NEVER does.

Not a Real Review Show

Chris never actually reviews the toys he looks at. He'll briefly show something, but instead of going into detail he'll just tell a joke and move on. That's not how you review something.
The above mentioned Transformers and Toku toy channels actually go into detail, describe the positives and negatives, the toy quality, the ways to use it, if it's a good deal or price. Chris never goes into any of this. The most he'll say is "cool". I know that most of the toys he looks at are boring plastic figures with no articulation, but that turns around to another problem, Chris is limiting himself. There's plenty of entertaining toys to make reviews about, instead Chris just opts to do lazy "joke" showcases. He shouldn't call what he does a "review show", but a "showcase". "Hey kids, today I'm going to showcase this toy. Isn't it cool Zombie Steve?" Just throw away all pretense that this is a review.

Incapable of Taking Criticism

If you ever venture into the Puppet Steve comments, you might notice something among all the poorly spelled gibberish from 6 year olds. There's no negativity. "Perhaps he's just that good" No, this is YouTube, people will be negative about anything. Instead, Chris just hides every negative comment and pretends everything is perfect and happy. Amazing how after 10 years, Chris still can't take criticism.

Puppet Steve is Not a Good Role Model

To the parents hopefully reading this, your kids should not follow how Puppet Steve acts. He's insanely egocentric, but keeps trying to pretend he's a good guy. He isn't, he yells at his friends, he acts like a bully towards "Puppet Alex", he constantly has to stroke his own ego with the few times he does discuss Minecraft toys, it's all extremely annoying and makes him unlikable and unwatchable.

This wouldn't be the first time. Back on Irate Gamer, he was lauded as a hero and a chosen one, but he was extremely insensitive, rude and violent. Yet we were supposed to root for him because... reasons. He commits more evil than the actual "Evil Gamer". Oh god I hope we don't get an "Evil Steve".

There's No Actual Minecraft in "Minecraft Puppet Steve"

At the beginning, Chris wanted to make this the "Marty and Muffin" show. Same premise of toy non-reviews but with original characters. When that didn't catch on in an instant (seriously, only two videos) he looked up what's popular and decided "Minecraft". Hence, Minecraft Puppet Steve. However, the only reason is brand recognition and not actually playing the game. Yeah, there's no Minecraft gameplay on his channel. I don't think he's even played the game. I recall back in 2013, on his site he wrote a post about the South Park episode "Informative Murder Porn" where all the adults try to learn Minecraft after the kids blocked the "IMP" channels with a Minecraft related password, and in it Chris said "I never understood it".

And it's clear that even now, he still hasn't bothered to play it. In the videos where talks about Minecraft toys he makes mistakes. Like calling "The End" the "Enderzone" or that the Enderdragon breathes fire (it doesn't). This only showcases how completely cynical and soulless this whole show is, he just attached himself to a popular thing and trying to ride the train as long as he can before people get sick of it and he cries into his ghosts before going into another trend. You need to stop chasing trends Chris, find what you want.
Speaking of cynical...

Cynical, Lazy, and Insulting to Kids

I feel this is Puppet Steve's biggest crime. Chris does not want to entertain kids, he just wants money. He wants to put the least amount of effort in possible for maximum profit. He hated doing Irate Gamer because he had it be an effects showcase, and that's what his fans expected. With Puppet Steve, he barely has to put in effects, and if he does they're really basic ones like copying an image or green screen.
This connects to the above, how he'll do the bare minimum and hope for money. Chris doesn't understand that he needs to work harder, as eventually he'll lose his audience, just like he did with Irate Gamer. History can repeat if you don't learn from it. Being lazy and soulless like this is only going to drive people away.
You can deliver an entertaining product for kids, you need talent. Chris lacks that, and we know he lacks that, and I guarantee that when those children get older, they'll look back and realize "Wow, this is shit". It happened with Irate Gamer, and it will happen here. Side-note: Any other former IG fans want to provide testimonials? I'll be happy to share them.
Chris' lack of care is evident in every video. There is no passion. Chris doesn't know anything about the toys he's showcasing. It's evident when it took him like 30 videos to get Chica's gender right. Puppet Steve is nothing more than a product to throw at kids while ad revenue rolls in and he doesn't have to put in any effort. Pretty sure he copypastes his scripts too. You haven't earned a damn thing Chris, and I hope you realize that.

On another note, to any parents possibly reading, I should warn you that Chris Bores is a Pizzagate believer and possibly believes in other conspiracy theories. He listens to Alex Jones and he believes in ghosts. His attempt at conning people with his book Ghost Hunting 2.0 completely failed. I don't think you want your kids listening to a man that unironically believes in the guy that screams about chemicals turning the frogs gay.
Just keep an eye on what your kids are watching, they're the future.

170 comments:

  1. God, I can't stand the "it's for kids" mindset. It's one of flimsiest and cheapest excuses for defending terrible kid's entertain. As Mr. Enter once put it "This argument boils down to 'This is supposed to be bad. You're wrong for wanting it be good.'" I think Mr. Enter's review of the Teen Titans Go episode "Return of Slade" gives a perfect and thorough explanation for why the "It's for kid's" argument is flimsy and terrible. I highly recommend y'all watch it.

    On that note, Teen Titans Go is easily one of worst offenders of terrible pandering kid's entertainment. Considering that they themselves used this stupid argument in their OWN EPISODES, are unable to take criticism and don't give a crap about their audience. Just MONEY, MONEY, MONEY, MONEY! Also, the Teen Titans Go episode mentioned above doesn't actually have Slade in it. Yep, lying to your audience for profit. Sound familiar?

    I'm sure both Puppet Steve Teen Titans Go will end up in the same trash can that Captain N and Irate Gamer ended up in about ten or twenty years from now. The fans will grow up, realize how it was actually garbage, and stop caring about it. Only being liked by idiots like Chris Bores.

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    1. Silent Spring: Kids do deserve better. However, parents buy their children M-Rated games and think that video games are a toy and buy kids the most violent video games possible. They probably think stuff like Family Guy, South Park, and Rick Morty are for kids because they're animated shows. Nowadays, parents just want their children out of their hair. I see shit like this all the time. Couples are really stupid and have unprotected sex impulsively, they end up becoming parents when they're too young or not ready emotionally, financially, and mentally, they treat the kids like shit and either abuse and neglect them and the kids end up screwed up and the cycle repeats itself. Heck, I've seen horror stories where a father killed his son because he was interrupting his gaming time and then went back to gaming and watched some TV while the kid remained unresponsive for five hours, where another father suffocated his son while gaming as a form of punishment, and a mother killing her baby with salt to get her ex back. Granted, those are extreme cases, but I see stuff like that happen and it's terrible. As for Chris, he's pretty much became a whore for money and he's turned that to eleven now. He's just a whore with no soul only in it for the big bucks.

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  2. Dan, you have to remember this is a blog mainly looked upon by gamers, not by parents with children wondering what their kids should watch. And, may I make a suggestion? Why now make a detailed post to IG's former fans on his CB Network and telling them that it's time to unsubscribe from CB Network and you reveal to them just how horrible Chris is as a person and how he never cared for anything besides getting money. He's never going to give his fans any justice, so it might be a good idea to make a post dedicated to IG's fans and reveal to them what Chris has been doing and why he's abandoned them. It's quietly likely that a hot of his IG fans read this blog and seeing a post about how Chris abandoned them would definitely turn them against the bastard. The IG fans deserve to know the truth and Chris will never give them the truth. He'll just keep giving them more paid shilling. Even without closing CB Network, he's given them the ultimate fuck you already.

    Comment below, if you think it would be a good idea to inform the IG fans.

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    1. Hell yes. Bores is too much of a pu**y to tell his fans the truth. They need to know about Pubta Bores right now, man. And why CB Network is just a shill channel now. So yeah, i agree with you.

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    2. Glad to hear you agree, Rocket120. Puppet Steve is basically the same shit different toy with no soul to it and I'm sure the IG fans will be pretty pissed off finding out he abandoned them for a clear way to make easy money. He's given them the middle finger for over a year and they deserve the truth.

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    3. Thank you. As i have said many times, enjoy your puppet games, Chris. It ain't going to last long.

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    4. Can't believe the IG series is over! I was looking forward to him, making an ass out of himself by bashing more good games like The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Metroid, Blaster Master, and Battletoads.

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  3. Ugh. Conspiracy theories are such poppycock. You know what kind of people believe in them? Crazy and/or incredibly egotistical people. As I recall a major 9/11 "truther" (the ego is all in that title) came out and admitted to it and wrote an entire article about it after finally coming clean. And Bores considers himself amongst those ranks as those "Pizzagate" believers? Madness. I've seen it, amongst many others, debunked time and again. Truly, I would erase the man himself if I were ever capable of such a feat.

    Not kill. Not eliminate or otherwise harm in any way. Erase. As in, preclude him from having ever existed. Such a blasphemous fool makes the world worse just by existing!

    Sorry if that seems a little extra harsh. I have a special hatred for conspiracy believers, or "truthers" as they prefer to be called.

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  4. On the subject of toy reviewers and those that focus on certain toy types, such as Phelous with his bootleg Zones stuff, or on specific toy brands, such as TJOmega and Vangelus with Transformers, you have to remember that all of those things are wide subjects even if they seem small on the surface.

    If you want to just focus on Transformers as an example, lets just think about the huge variety of the number of toys in the Transformers universe, G1, G2, Beast Wars, Armada, Energon, Universe……Ect, etc, etc! You do realize how many different toys exist for just the character of Optimus Prime/Convoy? I'm a toy collector myself, limited because of my small budget but I own at least 4 myself and each one of them has something different about them to comment on. My Armada Prime is easily the worst of the bunch being a huge brick gimickformer.

    The big difference between those guys and Puppet Steve(where did he get that puppet he clearly isn't willing to put that kind of effort into sewing it himself) and those toy reviewers can be seen if you simply watch one of their toy reviews. They actually talk about what the toy does, it's positives and the negatives.

    TJOmega
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvwDxltILLk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gymMGXrjZpc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YVBG_rGT1g

    Vangelus
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD6Qc6bxj4k
    Heh that one was enough…

    Phelous
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfdOrMAt-JY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsYiXuORnD0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYLKyWClaYQ

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    1. Oh and the reason I picked these three toy reviewers is because they all do sketches as part of their reviews showing that isn't the problem with Puppet Steve. All of them do sketches that are relevant to the item in question and well done and/or hilarious, see Phelous and anything including Bat Hero, and those don't take up the majority of the video. I do think the Devestator stop motion sketch by Vangelus was very cool and well done.

      All of them are obvious well into the topic they are covering and are obviously putting actually effort into their videos. This is something Bores is obviously incapable of doing as we've seen time and time again. Note the puppets he made himself looked terrible which is why I still suspect him having actually made this minecraft puppets himself.

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  5. I don't agree that conspiracy theorists are all just crazy people who deserve to be ignored. Some of them, yes, they're morons whose arguments hold little merit, if any at all. But I think it's too harsh to label them as idiots just for believing something weird or something the majority disagrees with. Chris has a SHITLOAD of faults and reasons not to listen to him, but being a possible conspiracy theorist shouldn't be one of them. As weird or baselsss as many conspiracy theoriex are, at least they sort of encourage critical thinking and skepticism of certain aspects in our day-to-day lives. As long as the believers don't shove it in others' faces or look down on people who disagree, then I say let them be.

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    1. 99% of conspiracy theories are 99% BS, which leads a lot of people to write them off entirely.
      Even Pizzagate had a shred of truth to it, but the true story (involving Jeffrey Epstein) gets laughed off now because of the ridiculousness of coded emails about Pizza and Napkins.
      MK Ultra was a real thing, but the most notorious stories involved are about Polybius, or Margaret Lovatt and Peter the Dolphin.

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    2. Well yes, those were certainly bogus, but why all the stigma against their believers? They can't *all* be crazy.

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  6. One fan testimony I wanna see? Linkara's I know he was a fan of IG until he read this blog. I just wanna see what it'd look like.

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  7. OT: You know-- I just remembered. A game reviewer who's also a puppeteer? We can now add Lindsey "Z" Briggs, aka, Little Miss Gamer to reviewers Boring Man has ripped off, as "Z" has done plenty of puppetry work in addition to making the game reviews for PBC Productions many years ago (and you can see plenty of puppets in her videos).
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL86CBDB1A8421A5D3

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  8. The Nostalgia Critic once said it best:

    "Just because you're making something for kids doesn't give you the right to not try!"

    Kids are much smarter than we give them credit for! It's just that no one wants to believe that (is that line redundant?)!
    -_-

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    1. Yeah. It's kinda insulting how greedy assholes treat kids like morons, you know? Which is what Chris is doing right now with Puppet/Pubta Bores. It's always been about the money for him (Uh YEAH, YA THINK?). Kids are the future and to see treated them like idiots infuriates me.

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    2. When you think about it, in a worse case scenario, it could be like a self fulfilling prophecy. Cynical douchebags assume kids are just dumb, so they don't try at all in making their entertainment. Some kids watch it, and their standards for it continually go lower and lower until it legitimately dumbs them down in some ways. It really depends on a lot of factors, but still.

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    3. It's actually parents to see what their kids are watching, but parents today just want their kids out of their hair. Parents have sex when they're too young and not ready, they become parents and not realize that raising a child is a fulltime job, they treat the child like shit and the cycle repeats itself. Seriously, buy a damn pack of condoms. People do that all the time. As for children being the future, with how parents are among other things, I really have no faith in humanity now. Kids today are so materialistic and go crazy over anything taken away.

      1. A nineteen year old rages and destroys his step father's forty thousand dollar motorcycle after he turned his Xbox One off.
      2. Another kid loses his mind and his parents call the police after they took his PS4 away.
      3. A twelve year old girl attempted to murder her own mother twice by putting bleach into her drink.
      4. Another girl tweeted a terroristic threat to American Airlines to be funny.
      5. An eleven year old stole his parents car after playing GTA V.
      6. An eight year old murders his grandma over GTA IV.
      7. A thirteen year old attempts to rape and then murder his own mother over COD.

      Children are the future, but with examples like this and seeing kids lose their minds after having something taken away is actually scary. Puppet Steve is basically the same thing over and over and they'll get tired of this. I'm sure these kids see that his videos all look and sound the same, but the upside is that they're short videos and Puppet Alex.

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    4. Godd**n. I don't even... There's no words for what you've said... no words...

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    5. Yeah, parents are idiots today and the way they raise their children is just horrible. Rich of ReviewTechUSA covers a lot of these horror stories and I agree with on a lot of it. In one video, a woman lost her mind over getting cheesy garlic knots and caused over a thousand dollars in damage with her friends and he does sound like a conspiracy theorist but what he says isn't that farfetched. Take a person like that woman with her mindset and put her into a position of financial and political power and have them influence millions of people. It's actually scary. You know people like that are in positions of power. Adolf Hitler was one of the most evil human beings alive and we can always have another one. History always repeats itself in some way, shape, or form.

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    6. this may be slightly off topic, but Spyro's 7 item list of atrocities made me think of I time back in "ye olde day" when I got all F's on my report card, and mother took my NES away until the next report card. I wasn't happy, but I found something other to do than destroy something or kill someone.

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    8. Here's a few more if you guys are interested on Rich's channel.
      1. Two twelve year old grils attempt to murder their own best friend to meet Slender Man.
      2. Father smothers son to death while gaming.
      3. Father suffocates son to keep playing Xbox.
      4. Chinese Couple sell their children for DLC.
      5. Fourteen year old murdered by "friend" he met in online gaming.
      There's a lot of those horror stories including several swatting incidents where I agree with Rich on that it's only a matter of time before someone is killed by swatting.

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    9. What about the one where a guy breaks a baby's leg? What is wrong with us indeed. Just... Holy Fuck man...

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    10. Yeah, there's that one too. See? While Puppet Steve is something bad for kids, it's the parents job to make sure what their kids watch is good for them, but most parents don't care anymore. Also, in some of those horror stories, kids are now so materialistic that they'll kill over a device or possession now. Do I think every kid should have the top of the line most expensive smartphone? Personally no, but it's nice for parents to be able to communicate with their kids like if they're at the mall or soccer practice, but they don't need the best smartphone ever to do that. However, take away their precious phone or other device and they lose their minds. The story with the twelve year old girl attempting to kill her mother with bleach was over her mother taking her phone away. Kids are too attached to their devices nowadays.

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    11. SpyroFan93: Not disputing or disbelieving of what you submitted, but surely it's still possible that there are more good parents and children than one would think.

      It's just that arguably news outlets feel that cynicism sells and that good news is only worth reporting if it's treated as a rarity/miracle.

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    12. It's like I say: If you want to get depressed, just watch/read the news!
      -_-

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    13. Antiyonder: If you want to see some of those, they're on ReviewTechUSA's channel. That might be true, but these bad parents and children always ruin it for the good ones.

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    14. SpyroFan93: Oh I'm not disputing any of the events you listed, just that I don't know if we can really believe that the entirety/majority of parents/kids/people in general are like that.

      Think of how a fair number of internet reviews are usually exaggerating the negatives of a product for humor.

      That's the vibe I get from news sources only with a more cynical and serious bent (and not getting how much harm it is to paint the world as a hopeless hellhole).

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    15. Antiyonder: I'm not saying you were. I was just telling you if you want to see videos of those people, check out his channel. Nowadays there are a lot more parents and kids like that. There was a news story where two parents left their infant son home alone while they played Pokémon Go and the child crawled out of the unsecured house and into the ninety degree summer heat. Luckily he was found before he was hurt or killed.

      For example, if someone murdered a bunch of people and blamed it on video games, the media would have a field day and it would make people think all gamers are murders Despite what numerous studies have proven that video games don't cause violence in people, the politicians and media outlets don't give a shit about that and don't look at the possibility that the killer was screwed up in the head. They'll just say video games are the devil and they made him do it. And this is where it gets scary, it's pretty much guaranteed that one of these days some politician is going to get some law passed that censors the hell out of the gaming industry and kills it, or ban all gaming outright. It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when that will happen.

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    16. Spyro, you have made valid points and I respect your opinion, but at the same time, I find your lack of optimism very disturbing.

      I don't mean any offense here, and I could be VERY wrong about this, so please forgive me, but I get a strong impression that you've had a rather unhappy life.

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    18. Spyro, thanks for sharing and I'm sorry to hear that. Sounds a lot like life has been more than unfair to you, and I can't force you to be positive if you don't want to.

      But word of advice: try not to dwell so much on life's countless flaws. Yes they're there, but you'll only make yourself feel worse, and that's something nobody wants.

      Hope you have a nice day.

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    19. The Notorious: No problem. My life's going good now and I'm enjoying myself now that I'm done with all that. Still waiting on hopefully some disability, but we'll see.

      Sorry for losing it up there. Bores just hit a personal nerve up there with me.

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  9. Just checked Chris's FB and Twitter. He still hasn't posted anything on them since December.

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    1. A good sign that he's pretty much done on IG, except for the occasional shilling.

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  10. OT: Reviving the blog due to an violent desire to destroy a Season 4 FG episode. All I need is a picture drawn.

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  11. I wonder if Chris Bores supports TFP Student Action.

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  12. What do you guys think of this commentary? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE97szBCjJw

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    1. Okay, he does have some points, but whoever that dolt is just seems to be nitpicking and he seems to purposely ignore the valid points that Dan had (ex: the random mascot's appearance! What's the reason for that?). Overall, I rate it...Bad!
      -_-

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  13. Puppet Steve will fall faster than Irate Gamer. The IG show was boosted by the huge amount of controversy which at least made people aware he existed. That lead to Bores working with GotGame, going to E3, etc. The IG shows also had content. Poorly researched, if not ripped off content but at least it was content.

    Puppet Steve has none of that. No controversy. The show is just sort of there. There really isn't much content to it. Puppet Steve is just show and tell with bad jokes and special effects.

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    1. Not to mention, it's the same shit over and over again. Puppet/Pubta Bores also has some flaws carried over from IG, such as a unlikable protagonist, Critical Research Failure, not knowing the difference between jokes and references and a bad case of ego, unsurprisingly . I'd give it about four to five years for it to fall, and when it does, it's going to fall hard. Doesn't help that like Skylanders on CB Network, Puppet Bores is flooded to the brim with FNAF everywhere. Boring Man better enjoy it while it lasts, because once Puppet Bores falls, it's over for The Bores on the internet. He was doomed from the start, a victim of his own self-destruction. No matter how many times he wears his mommy mask pinning the blame on something that ain't himself, it'll be his own damn fault. Hope it was worth it, Boring Man.

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    2. IG was really only good when Chris was ripping off the AVGN and not being a lazy asshole like he is now. The ONLY positive Puppet Steve has is Puppet Alex because she actually knows and cares about reviewing like Bores. However, IG actually had different flawed content, while Puppet Steve is basically "same shit, different toy". Every single video on Puppet Steve is basically the same damn thing over and over again. Yeah, I expect Puppet Steve to fail because the content is all the same and beyond lazy. Who knows? Chris might start a drama channel and be the next Lefty or Keemstar ripoff. Drama channels always get a ton of views and subs and people crave drama so that would be his next venture.

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  14. OT: Has anyone ever heard of a YouTube channel called Top15's?

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  15. Does anyone have any of IG's deleted videos? If you do would you like to send them to my channel to have them archived? If you do send them to bchernik@mail.com plz

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  16. Bill Paxton dead at 61. You may remember him particularly from different James Cameron movies like Hudson from Aliens and one of the punks at the beginning of the original Terminator.

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  17. "He listens to Alex Jones"

    Ok I'll admit Alex Jones is a huge Rush Limbaugh ripoff in every way, but I thought it was hilarious when he caused quite a stir on the Young Turks show at the RNC last year

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    1. Yeah, it could also be that Bores doesn't truly believe in what AJ is saying and is just trying to be shocking in order to project some sort of image for some reason (even if that is the case, its still noting that is still worth criticizing or discussing). i was gonna ramble a little about how it relates to his ghost thing but I think i need to take a nap

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  18. Judge Joseph Wapner from the People's Court passed away at 97

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  19. According to the comments, Bores "reviewed" South Park and Rick and Morty toys because people asked him to. What people? I don't think his six-year-old fans are asking him to review figures for adult cartoons. By people, do you mean the companies you are doing brand deals with? Just admit it, Chris.

    Also, his newest video is about Shopkins dolls and "Cutie Cars." Yeah, I don't think Chris even has a target audience with this channel. He doesn't care. All that matters is $$$$$$$$.

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    1. It's pretty much been that way since 2007 when he was ripping off the nerd, but at least in 2007 his content was in the "it's so bad, it's good" range. It honestly wouldn't surprise me if all of his videos on Puppet Steve are paid promotions and he's getting paid both by companies and from ad revenue.

      To be honest, this is probably the worst thing he's ever done is that he's done caring and it's so evident with every video being the same except with a different toy.

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  20. Also, if Chris believes in conspiracy theories, I really hope he isn't another believer of the incredibly idiotic "Sandy Hook is a hoax" conspiracy. Anyone that believes that conspiracy is, in my opinion, a giant moron.

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    1. Could be worse, could have been a Zeitgeist believer.

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  21. OT: Draft for the new recap completed, if anyone cares. I'd like if someone saw the preview. I hope I don't come off as an asshole.

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    1. It can be summed up as "Did you know that Hollywood hates Trump? We'll just keep reminding you all night!"

      Though I did hear about the big laugh generated when LA LA LAND didn't win best picture.

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    2. I immediately thought of that episode of "Bojack"

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    3. This lady buggin character, christ.

      "Y'all got mental issues! TRUMP. TRUMP. TRUMP."

      lolwut

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    4. Only one person pays attention to me and it's Boring Man...

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    5. But the way PricewaterHouseCoopers fucked up when it came to who won Best Picture... XD

      I'm sure the vitriol towards Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway died now, though. (They were the ones who announced who won Best Picture.)

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  23. This blog is dead, admit it. Irate Gamer isn't a thing anymore, this blog has no reason to exist anymore.

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    1. Or one of his hardcore fanboys. There will always be one of those fans who tries to defend whatever they like, no matter how blind they are.

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    2. Might not be. After Chris has abandoned them, I seriously doubt he has any loyal fans at this point.

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    3. I also have to say, i dont care about puppet Steve so i think Dan could leave this blog alone until Chris posts something on his CBN

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    4. The blogs not dead but it definitely lost its groove with no more IG stuff and the mediocre Puppet Steve stuff. I normally just blow passed the Puppet Steve posts because I just don't care about it as much.

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  24. Another month of nothing on CB Network, guys. And his Facebook and Twitter remain dead. Guys, you know how during his "Opening Up" video he mentioned all this old reviewers that retired or disappeared, it looks like Chris is going with the latter and disappearing of CB Network, with his channel description being the way he says he's done.

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  25. Random question. If Sonic 06 was redesigned to where all the glitches and design errors (such as the lack of checkpoints) were fixed, do you think it would be a tolerable game?

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    1. Personally, I would say no, Silent Spring. The time travel mechanic leaves too many plot holes, the plot of the game itself it just flawed and broken, Sonic's personality change in the game just made him and the other characters stand out and feel like they didn't belong in the game, the characters take a backseat to Silver and Princess Elise, beating the game makes it pointless. Silver was lackluster at best and the game ruined his reputation and Princess Elise just sucked so badly. Also, that kiss at the final boss is something I think everyone wants to forget about.

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    2. That's true! The gameplay would at least be playable or even good, but the story would still be absolute garbage!
      -_-

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  26. I just realized something. I'm pretty sure Minecraft won't be popular forever. When the popularity dies down, "Puppa Steve" will probably die down with it. You'd better watch out, Chris. This is what happens when you try to mooch off of something popular. When it goes, you go to.

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    1. Don't you mean... PUBTA BORES!

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    2. Puppet Steve will fall faster than Minecraft.

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    3. Don't worry, he'll be ripping Alex Jones off next. Considering how much he worships the dude, he'll be stealing from him next.

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    4. Silent spring, the funny thing is when Chris goes you go too. Can't have a hate blog about an absent you tube celebrity. that would be like critiquing a ghost! lol bet you never thought of that? You'll all be left high and dry with no life skills to fall back on. Lmao :D

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    5. @LadyBuggin777 Funny, if Chris is "gone", why are you still here? Critiquing a ghost? Like writing a book about ghosts or interviewing one for 90 minutes in a 45 minute documentary and claiming to have created a new kind of psychology? Well, If I heard right, that stuff requires all sorts of "skill sets" that one use in all sorts of places, like ghost tours, game and tech "reviews" and passing yourself off as your own mother on the internet. Is there a Bores University? Sign me up and take my money!

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    6. I'm still here cause Chris is still here, duh. You really are stupid!

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    7. Hilarious. Chris, of course you're still here, you're the only one sockpuppeting as your own mother.

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    8. of course you make no sense at all as i'm not Chris and my own mother died 10 years ago. seems you have a wild freakie imagination even for a ghost who walks~

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    9. Well then what did you think of Chris talking about your dead mother in his Excitebike video?

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    10. he wasn't talking about her, idiot. IG is a character, not a real person! You're no sense of reality is frightening!!!

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    11. Says the guy who pretends to be his mother because he's too much of pu@@y to communicate as himself online.

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    12. who's pretending? I am Chris's mother, jerk off!

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    13. Keep telling yourself that, Chris.

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    14. It's you rejects that need to seek help!

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    15. That's called projection, Chris. Very unhealthy.

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    16. that's truly funny coming from you as you rejects have projecting your own daddy's flaws onto Chris Bores for 8 years running now ... oh the irony! :D

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    17. Is that observation based in that "whole new branch of psychology" you invented Chris? The irony that you make that claim from studying ghosts, when someone could study you and your exploits and legitimately make that claim.

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    18. You are almost 40 and spend a considerable amount of your time pretending to be your own mom.

      No one needs to project flaws on to such a sad and pitiful human being, Chris.

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  27. People really should watch Chris Stuckman's Norm of the North review to realize that even kids dislike garbage like Norm of the North.

    Animated films by Pixar, Dreamworks and Studio Ghibli and shows like Steven Universe and Star VS The Forces of Evil have proven that children's films and shows can be intelligent.

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    1. Though even Pixar and Dreamworks have their fair share of crap, too. *coughcars2andsharktalecough*

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    2. @Andrew Schroy Not everything is perfect after all.

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  28. Howard Leeds, Writer and Producer on 'Brady Bunch,' 'Facts of Life' and 'Silver Spoons,' Dies at 97

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  29. Puppet Steve's first non-Toy Fair video in the past couple of weeks was just uploaded, implying that the series is over. I'm surprised but really shouldn't be that most of it was FNAF. I'm also shocked that he didn't visit the Mattel and Hasbro booths, considering they are the biggest toy companies out there.

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  30. So... The Ducktales Reboot trailer happened.

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    1. I like most of the voices, but what is with Huey, Dewey, and Louie's new voices? They sound NOTHING like their original voices. P.S. I'm glad Boring Man isn't writing for them.

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    2. Shit, you know who The Bores should be writing for? The
      asshats who made Toddler Titans, Michael Jelinc and Arron Horvath.

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    3. Almost reminds me of Quack Pack

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  31. OT: it's past due, but I finally watched Loud House for the first time and I'm already digging it.

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    1. I've been watching that show since it first came on, I really enjoy it.

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    2. It goes to prove that not all kids shows today are complete garbage.

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    4. I love how the 2010s have gave us, a lot of great cartoons and hasn't gotten to the point it got, about a decade ago. Look at all of these great cartoons!

      Phineas and Ferb
      Gravity Falls
      Steven Universe
      Star Vs. The Forces of Evil
      The Loud House
      Milo Murphy's Law
      The Amazing World of Gumball

      And the best part is, these appeal to all age groups, unlike Boring Man's Minecrap series!

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  32. OT - All this time there was a Stitch-themed anime?

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    1. Well there's actually more of them.

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    2. and a Powerpuff Girls one, which was better than the stupid reboot!

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  33. New Puppet Steve video: Minecraft Zombie Mob Pack Min (sic) Figures Set Mattel Unboxing Exclusive Zombies Puppet Steve. Just in case you forgot what this show was called.

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    1. (whistles) Look at the beauty of that word salad title! :D

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    2. I think he just takes random words and mashes them together to seem more "professional" when, really, he has the about the same "professionalism" as DSP!
      -_-

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    3. My guess is that all those words are put together in the title as keywords to abuse the YouTube search engine and recommended videos section. It's basically clickbait, and it's actually pretty common in YouTube videos for kids. Look up things popular with kids such as "Frozen" and "Spiderman" in the YouTube search and you will get similarly low-effort videos with similar titles.

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    4. Ultimately, kid channels like his are extremely popular and Minecraft still is extremely popular. Honestly, Chris could do some Pokémon videos with clickbait titles and make some more views. After over 20 years, Pokémon is still hot and he could just do videos showing off plushies of Pokémon and still get major views. It really wouldn't surprise me if he does.

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    5. Don't give him ideas! Doesn't the Pokemon Community suffer enough with Verlisify?

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  34. Anyone played Breath Of The Wild yet?

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    1. I might pick up a used Wii U to play it.

      I'm really glad I didn't preorder the Switch. There's been a lot of issues.

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    2. Got it for the Wii U. Solid game so far. Really speaks to my inner explorer.

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  35. Seriously Dan, get Buggin out of here.

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  36. I never played any of the Skylanders games, so there's one thing I'm curious about. Were the games really any good? Was the first one at least decent? I know the games were meant for kids, but was it at least a decent game for kids?

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    1. Silent Spring: I'm a Skylanders fan and all six of the games are enjoyable and very fun to play. I've played all six games and they're all very fun to play with some of the dialogue making me chuckle, playing as my favorite Skylanders and defeating enemies left and right, going through the elemental gates and completing side missions, defeating the bosses, and some of the extras like PVP and the racing. The Adventure Packs also added another level of fun and it was a joy playing through them and beating them. The only game that people don't really like is SuperChargers, but personally I enjoyed that game. I'm loving the latest game Imaginators and had a lot of fun playing with Crash and his level Thumpin Wumpa Islands. The Skylanders games aren't soulless cashgrabs and are actually very fun to play and all six of them are nicely polished with hardly any trouble and I've played them a lot for the past five years.

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  37. Today is National Cereal Day. Too bad burkfast is rooned.

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  38. New Puppet Steve video featuring Mario Kart 8 Happy Meal toys... from 2 years ago. The Nintendo Switch is mentioned in the video title for no reason.

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    1. And I thought IG Neo was bad in lateness...

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    2. No doubt the Switch is mentioned solely to bait views! Good to see he's still using the same scumbag methods he's always known for!
      -_-

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    3. Chris Bores truly is a scumbag, isn't he?

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  40. http://dlabaoaqu.blogspot.com/2017/03/cartoon-review-family-guy-you-may-now.html?m=1

    If anyone cares, I tackled an FG episode that condones terrorism in the name of marriage equality.

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    1. It's a good review of a terrible episode of a terrible show. Oh, how low 'adult' animated shows can go.

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    2. Great stuff! While I personally liked the episode, I do admit, that review was fun to read. But yeah, I can kinda see why the characters can be dickheads in the episode...

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    3. Most of the characters now are just stupid or evil. Brian went from the sarcastic voice of reason for the family to an overly pretentious and opinionated douchebag who's almost as bad with women than Quagmire. I can see why people want Vinny back for Brian to die forever.

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    4. At this point, I'm convinced that Family Guy's objective is not to entertain people, but to offend for no good reason!
      -_-

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  41. Turning the frogs gay? No wonder I no longer hear them croak, during mating season!

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  42. Finally! They have confirmed that Captain Cold is in Injustice 2.

    I'm totally buying the game now. :D

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  43. Does anyone hear enjoy editing or proofreading? I'm trying to get the second draft of my novel looked over. It's pretty long, so you may need to have some time on your hands. I'm just trying to get as much help as possible since I can't afford a professional edior.

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  44. Chris has already been reduced to doing an app review on Puppet Steve. To be fair, the app is at least thematically tied popular toy brands but it still supports my claim that Puppet Steve will fall faster than IG did.

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    1. Thankfully, it's not a bloatware app he's shilling to children. But I will say this, IG's content was at least different, while Puppet Steve is all the same over and over again. Kids will get tired and notice that every video is the same. Say, do you think he got paid for this app? It wouldn't surprise me if this is a paid promotion.

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    2. I suspect he got some sort of benefit from this video. I can't prove it but we all know the Shilling is strong within him.

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    3. Could you imagine if Puppet Steve shilled bloatware? "Hey kids, Pubta Steve here, and today I'll be showing you how to give your mommy and daddy's phones viruses! Be sure to put in their credit card numbers!"

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    4. And then parents would sue the hell out Chris and he'd lose everything in court. He'd be buried in court by angry parents.

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    5. Dawwww, quit telling me bedtime stories.

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    6. He deserves to be sued, after leaving all of that copyrighted content in his Irate Gamer DVDs. At least James Rolfe was smart enough to edit it out of his AVGN DVDs!

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  45. Debating my next review:

    "3 Acts of God" or "Road to Germany"?

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  46. New Puppet Steve video: Ninja Turtles Tmnt NECA Villains Shredder BOX SET NYCC Exclusive Unboxing - Puppet Steve. That jumble of words is apparently supposed to be a title.

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    1. Chris Bores and TMNT again. The more things change the more they stay the same.

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    2. HEY KIDS! PUBTA BORES HERE!! (And it's the same shit as before, isn't it? Wait a minute... Oh my god, the demon's back. Thought i took him down for good, look's like he's back and more dangerous than before. Forget the flamethrower, i'm going to need guns, an RPG and a tank. Got to go send the demon back to hell before he starts wreaking serious havoc. Wish me luck! P.S. If anyone asks about the whole demon thing, it's because of boredom. Just in case anyone's scratching their heads at this.)

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    3. WHAT A PIECE OF COWABUNGA SHEET

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    4. What a bunch of ass burgers with a side of fries!

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    5. Time for me to go. I gotta play me some Donkey Kong.

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    6. Jump from the wrong place and you'll go falling to your death.

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  47. Puppet Steve finally did a video on the LEGO Dimensions Sonic the Hedgehog Level Pack, calling the game "Lego Dimensions 2". One problem, there is no LEGO Dimensions 2 (as of yet). All of the "Year 2" sets are addons for the original game, meaning you don't have to buy another starter pack for the new content.

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    1. And after months of ignoring it. That level pack is one of the most sought after and he claims to be a Sonic fan. Then again, he thinks Sonic is all about speed and that's not true. Other than that, it's just the same shit as always. He's never been a Sonic fan.

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    2. did it have enough speed, speed and more speed, and did it meet his standards of doing something new with Sonic, yet not alienating him by being too innovative?

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    3. Even better, Bores didn't even play the game.

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    4. Is he going to steal footage again?

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    5. He already did for Generations and Lost World. But since he doesn't lazily play games for an hour anymore, I'd say all we're going to see is just the toys.

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    6. Hey guys, remember when Puppet Steve actually does play video games?

      Now he doesn't do that anymore. How sad is that.

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  48. New video on Puppet Steve:
    "PowerPuff Girls Townsville Action Figure Packs Fuzzy Lumpkins, Mayor, Maylin, Buttercup Unboxing", featuring more action figures from the 2016 Powerpuff Girls reboot and the worst Mayor of Townsville impression ever.

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    1. Not to mention worst title!

      But seriously, Crisbo was never good at voice acting, but did his voice range get worse?
      o_o

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    2. Wow, that sounded NOTHING like the mayor. It's like he didn't even try. Chris, you can't do impressions. Just don't even bother with them.

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  50. Somehow his special effect are even worse than those from his IG series. Just look at this Gravity Falls one where he used the same Dipper figurine, only kept making it bigger via photoshop. How fucking pathetic!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYW-N7llMZA

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  51. puppet steve's also a hypocrite. he tells kids to not see sausage party yet he shows toys of south park and rick and morty.

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