More stupidity from Facebook, and by popular demand I have been asked to cover it. So I shall.
First we’ll look at a few sentences posted on October 12th. Here’s the image.
For those unaware, film producer and co-founder of Miramax Pictures, Harvey Weinstein, has been hit with several allegations of sexual harassment ranging from “inviting actresses to his bedroom” or “forcing a kiss on them” or “outright masturbating in front of them”. Essentially, a serial sexual predator. It has since opened the floodgates as several actors & actresses have come out with their own stories of harassment, and in the case of Ben Affleck, his attempt to condemn Weinstein has lead to a callout from Rose Mcgowan and a groping accusation from Hilarie Burton. It’s insane, and I hope it leads to some major changes in Hollywood.
While I will applaud him for calling out a monster, it’s highly disingenuous of him to say someone is “out of touch with reality” when he’s a ghost-hunting, Alex Jones listening, consumer of sensationalist tabloids found on Facebook. Chris once again shows his complete lack of self-awareness, and I think it’s too late for him to realize it.
Speaking of tabloids, here’s the second post, where he once again cries about the Irate Gamer channel failing.
Hoo boy where to begin?
I won’t post the article, I checked it myself and it’s clearly something made for clicks. The biggest red flag is that it cited Project Veritas as a source. For those unaware, they’re a “non-profit” organization that claims to be about “exposing corruption and truth” when really they’re scumbags that record without permission and much like Infowars, they perpetuate unfounded conspiracies.
Basically, Chris saw this on Facebook because it’s clear he’s one of those morons that place themselves in the social media bubble and only gets news tailored to them because “everything else is scary”
Now, he claims here that Machinima was created as YouTube’s Gaming Division. Wrong. While the concept of machinima (taking in-game character models and making a movie with them) has existed since the 80’s, the company, Machinima Inc., has been around since 2000, before YouTube was even a thing. Once again Chris fails at research.
Apparently they wanted Chris to join. I’m not surprised, outside of the Super Best Friends Play, most of Machinima’s partnered channels were pretty bad (hell they championed DarkSydePhil for years before finally wising up and dropping his giant ass). The next part of the story sounds like bullshit. They tried to bury his channel? Here we go again, Chris accuses someone of sabotage without any proof. “James tried to undercut me”, “YouTube isn’t the same” “Machinima tried to bury me”. At no point has Chris realized he needs evidence to back up his claims. Explain how it happened, show us how it happened, help us help you. Instead you just want us to take your word for it and believe it without question. Not how the world works.
Also, funny how he calls it a "gaming channel" when for years he claimed he was an "entertainment channel". Hell in the early years of his YouTube career, he tagged himself as a "comedian" (clearly not a very good one).
You want to know the real reason your channel failed, the real culprit behind it all? Look in the mirror Chris. You are the reason the Irate Gamer failed the way it did. You didn’t upload on a regular basis, you didn’t evolve, you kept the videos stagnant, you didn’t grow up with your fans, you weren’t getting new ones, you refused to network and branch out to other notable YouTube personalities, instead relying on cheap sponsorship deals, and you ended up killing your channel with a deluge of paid promotional videos that everybody hated. Your channel somehow didn’t grow past 145k subscribers, and I know you tried throwing everything at the wall to see what stuck, and that failed so hard. But instead of blaming others, you should have looked into yourself. Instead, you gave up and now you do vapid kids entertainment with zero educational value. You’re basically dangling keys. But it’s somehow more successful, Puppet Steve surpassed 200k subscribers, a number Chris only dreamed of as he edited the 400th scene of him falling from his chair.
If you’re wondering about Puppet Steve, same old shit. Fidget Spinners, FNAF, Minecraft, and Bendy (who even cares about him now that Cuphead is out).
He did however post a video of DBZ figures, and it actually caught my eye as one of the words in the word salad title was “Figuarts”. I thought “Nooo way, Chris didn’t spend that much money did he?” Figuarts are crazy expensive.
He didn’t, all the figures in the video were donated to him by some site. Great marketing strategy, work with a channel where the majority of the audience has no disposable income.
The video itself was the usual shit, overuse of “cool”, getting things wrong, the worst being when he looked at a Goku Black figure and called him “Goku in the black shirt” and claiming he came from “the Xenoverse video game from last year”. No Chris, he came from Dragon Ball Super, and he’s meant to be evil (he never really stated that in the video).
Also he uses music from the Faulconer soundtrack. Absolutely pathetic.
That’s it for now. His latest post is more ghost garbage, going to another stupid convention. Oh hey, there’s another reason IG failed, you never went to nerd culture conventions. I don’t just mean E3, you never went to Comic Con or MAGFest or PAX or even anime conventions. Then again, I imagine they wouldn’t go well. Lots of people asking questions you refuse to answer, or can’t answer.