Monday, June 12, 2017

Fan Testimonial from Prince Mario

Hi.
While I'm still retired from covering Bores, I will still post former fan testimonials. Here's one from Prince Mario.
If you have a testimonial you wish to submit, please let me know.

Hello to all of BatDan's readers I'm a somewhat popular youtuber by the name of PrinceMario (You can view my channel right here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz2fQphFH9QoFaYyvpO8fbw) In this post I'm going to tell my story on how I used to love Chris Bores when I was 10-12 and how I grew to hate the guy.

It all started back in 2009. I was just 10 years old at the time and we still had dial up because we couldn't afford wifi. Back then there were certain sites like YouTube that I had just discovered and found it to be the most amazing thing ever. I started looking up videos on Super Mario Bros 2 because I always wanted to know how the NES Mario games were (keep in mind that Mario 64 was the first Mario game I played so I didn't know a whole lot about NES) and the first result was Irate Gamer's Super Mario Bros 2 video. At the time I loved it because I was a huge Mario fan and I loved random humor. I also found his jaws and back to the future reviews and found them funny, 

At that point I was an Irate Gamer fan. I wasn't the kind of IG fan who would go and attack AVGN fans (I didn't know who AVGN was at the time) but I was just a casual fan who enjoyed his work. I would show my cousins at family gatherings Bores' reviews and they would find them funny. Just keep in mind I didn't know as much about retro gaming as I do now so at the time I thought Mario 2, Ghost and Goblins, and Contra were bad games because Bores said it. 

This all changed about a year later when I discovered the AVGN. I discovered his Ninja Turtles review and saw the date it was posted and thought that Bores directly stole from that video. Then I went and watched more videos by James Rolfe (Back To The Future, Mario is Missing, etc). However at the time I still enjoyed both Bores' and Rolfe's works and just thought they were similar.

Then in 2011 Bores posted an E3 video on him blowing up Ubisoft because he wasn't allowed to attend the conference and that was the first video by him that I hated. Then it got even worse. In 2012 James Rolfe posted a video promoting a Cheetahmen II kickstarted that got a lot of hate. At the time I didn't care too much about the video because I try not to get involved in internet wars (I didn't with the war between IG fans and AVGN fans).

However right when the whole flame war was going on Bores posted a video titled Ebegging The Spoof and I hated that video so much I unsubscribed from IG and totally lost all respect for him. After that I completely forgot about him.

That is until 2014 when he posted a 40 minute video attacking James Rolfe and this point is where I found the IG sucks blog. I started reading every post on the blog and going back to Bores's videos and thinking 'how did I find this funny." I then found I can't believe it's not AVGN and DoubleEdgedSowrd's take on the videos and that was where I found Bores entertaining to watch again. The guy's text commentaries were s o enjoyable. I also found the Third Rate Gamer and loved him and I wish he could make more stuff. 

Then afterward I started reading the blog until Bores called it quits. Now will Bores come out of retirement or put something that's worth ripping on. We don't know. That is my full story thanks to Batdan for letting me share this.

47 comments:

  1. Thanks to batdan for putting this up. If you guys have any concerns I'll be more than happy to answer them.

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    1. Does your princess get kidnapped often and you have to rescue her? Ha.

      Jokes aside, hmm, seems like most of the people found Irate Gamer by his SMB 2 video. Most likely because at that time, YouTube has been featuring him heavily (like how some videos persistently appears on your recommended list).

      And yep, I also hated that Ubisoft video. If it is done today, it's going to be much more damaging to his rep.

      Just one question though: When you used to be his fan, did you comment on his videos? What kind of responses will he give, like is it "Cool, thanks for the comment!" or something else? I'm just curious.

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    2. I never commented on his videos at the time because I wasn't allowed to have a YouTube account back in 2009 so I had to use my older brother's account.

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  2. I watched Irat Gamer's 3-hour commentary on Bores and it was great. His second one got blocked, by the fucking bastards at ShoPro! Seriously, fucking YouTube is getting worse with this DMCA bullshit! Fucking fair use is dead!

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  3. Very interesting testimony, Prince Mario. Regrettably, there hasn't been a whole lot from Boring Man besides all this puppet nonsense and masturbatory FNAF videos, and the CB Network has been dormant for some time. I will have to check out your channel sometime, but for now; I'm watching some E3 coverage. Nintendo has not only given some great new looks at Super Mario Odyssey, but more on the new Kirby as well as some real new Metroid games. Metroid Prime 4 and Metroid Samus Returns, to be precise. Been a while, but I've been busy with school and Breath of the Wild, among other things. Also, with Splatoon and Pokkén getting new games on the Switch, I'm practicing for the new ones on the originals. Sony and Microsoft also had good shows, and I am very excited for what lies ahead.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment and yes my content is a hell of a lot better than anything Bores has put out.

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    2. Steven, I'd say Nintendo won E3 this year, but the lack of third party support is definitely something to be concerned about. If the Switch doesn't get good third party support, the console is dead and Nintendo is finished as a hardware company. I don't care how much money they have in the bank. No one will ever trust them again, just like when people lost all faith in Sega. The asinine attempts to keep the Genesis alive and Bernie Stolar's "brilliant" idea on killing the Saturn made consumers and developers lose all faith in Sega and the same thing will happen with Nintendo if the Switch fails. The Dreamcast was a great system, but sadly it was too late for Sega at that point. And hopefully the games aren't gimped. Because nobody will buy the shit version of the games, like what happened with the Wii U.

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    3. I know. Stolar had multiple foul-ups that make me glad he's no longer working for Sega (he has done somewhat better at Mattel); and though I agree that the long-term is something I am keeping in mind, the short-term seems to be all right. Most likely, provided I have the money and I'm actually able to find one; I still intend to see if I can get a Switch for Christmas or my 26th birthday. I don't know how Skyrim or FIFA will fare compared to their counterparts; but I am interested to see how developers make use of the console as well. I don't plan on playing those versions with the same expectations I would have on their competitors. Even though Sony didn't have any big hardware reveals, I am glad to see the Insomniac Spider-Man game moving forward; as well as a remake of Shadow of the Colossus, one of my all-time favorite PS2 games. Most likely, I will probably get Horizon Zero Dawn once the new expansion goes live. As for Microsoft: the Xbox One X (formerly Project Scorpio) does look impressive, but the price tag of $500 is a bit of a deterrent for me right now. Still, the concept of being the most powerful console ever does intrigue me for what can be done with it. That, and there is something that amuses me about the Crackdown 3 spot with Terry Crews and bringing back the original Xbox controller (the "Duke") that was as big as my head. I am also glad that the 3DS will be supported past 2018, since there have been games I've been wanting to play on it for ages and many others. Even though I still miss Iwata, I submit Kimishima has risen admirably to the occasion and in filling his senior's shoes.

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    4. Hopefully, any third party games you play won't be horribly gimped like Watch Dogs, Sniper Elite V2, Batman: Arkham Origins on the Wii U. Also, I really wouldn't bother with the Xbox One X, Microsoft basically lied to their consumers and it doesn't seem as capable as they made it out to be, the console is also very expensive, and you get NO exclusives on it. You can basically just get every Xbox One game on the PC. If you have a good PC, there's really no point in investing in an overpriced and over hyped console. Also, I was going to be getting the PS4 Pro, but there are rumors Sony might release the PS5 next year, so I'll probably be passing on the Pro and getting the PS5 more than likely. There's really no point in getting a next gen refresh if the true next gen is coming out and I think Microsoft will slowly leave the console race and move fully into PC. I just hope Nintendo doesn't port every single one of their first party games over from the Wii U. The Switch already has that stigma of being called "The Wii U 2.0.".

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  4. It seems a fair number of IG fans found him through their curiosity of retro video games and without context they were unable to separate the BS from the "review". Out of curiosity, Prince Mario, did you believe the slowed down star in the SMB2 video really was that slow? Did the History of Video games series leave an impression on you?

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    1. I did at first but then I played the game for the first time and that's when I stopped trusting Chris Bores. I was never a huge fan of the History of Video Games series and I never liked how there was only one episode a year. I could probably get to the Wii in the same time it took him to get to the Oddesey.

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    2. Seven years and Boring Man only managed to get up to the Intellivision.

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    3. What was even the point of History of Video Games. We all know he's not a gamer and he got so many things wrong in those videos (Al Acorn, saying Nolan Bushnell wasn't in the odyssey confrence, getting the release date of the Atari 2600 wrong etc).

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    4. I kinda hoped it would continue, to see if he'd try to keep up his "Genesis was released to compete with SNES" story.

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    5. Hell, as I expected; the Switch launch came and went and he never got to the NES. The pacing was definitely one of the many problems with the series; along with the inane sketches and bad jokes (if he thought Atari Hangman was filthy, Custer's Revenge would have blown his mind). That, and judging consoles that were made in the 1970s by modern standards was tremendously dumb (Odyssey and Channel F being notable offenders). He even teased getting to Pac-Man before all this puppet fuckery began and became his main focus.

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    6. Heck, it was pretty much proved that he's NEVER finish the series to begin with. HOVG was dead in the water from it's very inception. He should've killed if off years ago.

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    1. Hey, don't be so presumptuous! It looks like malware....so maybe the poster is actually Chris with a new 'special treat' for his fans! ;)

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  6. So is anyone excited for Universal breaking ground on Super Nintendo Land? It's only going to be in Japan for now but there's rumor that they're also bringing it to Orlando and Hollywood. One of the attractions will be a Mario Kart ride

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    1. Yeah, looks like it's going to be a lot of fun.

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  7. To give you another idea why I'm done with even Puppet Steve, his latest video is on a custom FNAF Fidget Spinner. There's only so much cancer I can take.

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    1. I don't blame you, those things are obnoxious to me; and even with more of this stuff coming, every time I just check his channel; the content seems indistinguishable from one video to another. Shame, because I actually find puppetry a rather interesting medium. Jim Henson, he is not.

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    2. At this point it's pointless because it's like complaining about how shitty pop music sounds when you're into classical/metal.

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    3. That, and every single video is the same. Watch one video and you've seen all of them.

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    4. StevenPR-92: Check out the 'Glove & Boots' puppet channel on YouTube if you haven't already. They're funny for all ages without being inappropriate for kids, and when they livestream it's often REALLY funny.

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    5. Thank you Harrod, I'll look into it. I'm also excited for the Netflix prequel to The Dark Crystal, which is not only going to be using puppetry; but is also going to be worked on by many of the people who did the original movie.

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  8. Oh and Zombie Steve got a new separate channel.

    Might be relatively better, if the main show is anything to go by.

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    1. he's labelled it a kids toy learning unboxing...who in the fuck would learn anything from boring man?

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    2. We should get the Puppet Steve fans to know about Bores's past on YouTube and we'll expose him so badly that puppet steve will go downhill.

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    3. These are five year olds you're talking about. They're get older and forget about him. Besides, you can't keep shitting out the same content all the time. It's all the same with Puppet Steve.

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    4. Bores has already been exposed as Puppet Steve. Most people who might have cared had already moved on.

      Don't worry, Puppet Steve will die faster than Irate Gamer. The show has no real vision and the production values are extremely lazy. And this time Bores won't have the infamy and mass exposure from YouTube to boost him

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    5. Yeah, I can see Puppet Steve going the same way IG did; albeit at a much faster rate. The kids that watch his mugging will move onto other content creators and not look back on this fondly at all. It is entirely possible to make toy reviews interesting as a subject matter (I really enjoyed Ashens' lambasting of his least favorite Pop figurines, a line he's made no secret of his dislike for); but I can telegraph every new video Boring Man makes with these puppets: toy gets unveiled, toy gets vaguely described ("reviewed" is generous at best), Puppet Steve and sometimes Alex or Zombie Steve try and fail at hijinks; lather, rinse and repeat. While Chris' other content was pretty bad too; at least the other stuff on "CB Network" was all uniquely bad (Irate the '80s, Pursuit of the Paranormal and the Artistic License History of Video Games, among others). There's only so many times that I can deal with all this puppet nonsense before they all blur together.

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    6. And once Puppet Steve dies, Bores is finished on YouTube and I guess it's going to back to ghosts and worshiping Alex Jones. Bores only got lucky with IG, thanks to AVGN on YouTube and many people jumping on the bandwagon. Now with angry reviewing almost a dead fad, Bores has nothing to fall back on once Puppet Steve fails. At least with IG, the content was different. But with Puppet Steve, just watch one video and you've seen them all. It's all the same thing over and over again. Also, Steven, it's for the best to ignore Puppet Steve. I wouldn't even bother watching anymore of his videos. They're all the same and there's only so much cancer a person can take. Also, while I never really cared for the whole "angry reviewing" fad, I will say this and you might agree with me.

      IG: Irrelevant.
      Puppet Steve: Irrelevant.
      Ghosts: Irrelevant.
      Alex Jones: Irrelevant.

      Bores is one hundred percent irrelevant and beyond the point of not caring at all. And hey, IG's no longer bashing good games anymore and doing scumbag shit (JewWario's disrespect and "Opening Up video shit). It's pretty much time to let it go now. Bores is worth caring about and to me, he's just a smile little flea on the dog that is YouTube. Completely irrelevant and not worth caring about.

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  9. I only come back to this blog every once in a while to see if BatDan finally decided to quit.

    Still going on with these 'fan testimonies' because you somehow believe people care about Bores and a few people he mislead about 'vidya gamez'.

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    1. There's a reason we have testimonies from former fans of his. People don't like to be betrayed by people who they idolize.

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    2. It happens. He got lied to by somebody he shouldn't have idolized. Tough.

      Why keep blabbing about something that happened years ago from somebody the internet has long forgotten about?

      I only bother asking because I still want to know what goes through BatDan's head when he still makes these posts?

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  10. I wonder what Bores thinks about the Lucky Charms shake at Burger King.

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    1. "Face it guys, milkshakes are ruined!"

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  11. "HEY KIDS! PUPPA STEVE HERE TO SAY I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU ANYMORE! I'M MAKING LOTS OF MONEY ON MY NEW CHANNEL AND I DON'T NEED TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES ANYMORE! DARN IT ZOMBIE STEVE! DON'T EAT MY MIDDLE FINGER! I NEED IT TO FLIP OFF MY OLD FANS!"

    I posted a comment like this on the Duck Hunt video a few months back and he seems to have deleted it. Interesting. He's not putting any more videos on that channel, yet he's still deleting comments on it. Kind of weird, considering their's still A LOT of hate comments on his last couple of videos.

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  12. Pixel Pals Fire Mario & MegaMan 8-bit video Game statues SMB3 Light up PDP

    How many times can he say "cool" in a 1:49 video?

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    1. I realize this is incredibly nitpick but why bother using the Zelda melody for Mario? Chris should have used the Fire Flower sound effect when lighting up Mario.

      Also odd that he showed Solar Blaze Mega Man which Chris did correctly say comes from Mega Man 10 but he shows the original Mega Man NES cartridge.

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  13. For those who didn't understand James' Xmas episode with Keith Apicary last year (myself included), he did a commentary and addresses the criticism.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRSMq_QNvOA

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    1. It's really sad that he had to address the criticism with another video. Sometimes he is going to make things we don't like. I never liked the Christmas episode where he took on the role of the Grinch. I just moved on.

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  14. It's official; Puppet Steve has surpassed the Irate Gamer channel in number of subscribers.

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