Saturday, April 21, 2018

A Video on Deadly Towers That's Somehow Worse Than Deadly Towers

Long week, but hey one more week to Avengers.

Chris posted an 11 minute 39 second video. Granted, he already bragged it would be this long.
He stated that this is something he wanted to cover since 2007. I knew of at least two different games it could have been. One was Deadly Towers, which he said in a comment on one of his earliest videos (it’s long gone but can be found on a video from the thee3nd), or one of the Simpsons NES games which he mentioned back in his review of the 2007 game.

Turns out the first guess was right, it’s a “review” of Deadly Towers. He also claimed that this video was “30 years in the making”. Yeah I don’t buy that.

Let’s begin

Video opens, he states he’s going to look at a video game he played all the time in his youth (pfft) and it just “pissed him off”. So you played a game “all the time” even though it made you mad? It’s not even like it’s a good hard game like Ghosts n Goblins or Contra, it’s Deadly Towers, what many agree is one of the worst NES games. Are you a masochist or just a liar?

Into the intro… let’s talk about the intro actually.
Reader YouTubed brought it to my attention that this same intro is used by a channel called Blue Television Games. Only real difference is the logo at the end of it. It’s not stolen from him, but rather it’s from a site that sells digital assets for use. Similar to Chris using Digital Juice for all his music. Bores eventually revealed to reader Silent Spring that it came from a site called Envato, while calling Spring an idiot (I guess Bores was channeling DarkSydePhil for that response).

Still, it shows that the one thing I do praise about his show is just something that continues to show how unoriginal he really is. Always a catch to these things.

He starts going on about how much he hates the game and every time he played it there were “bugs”, citing the controls and “hardness factor”. Those aren’t bugs, those are overall issues with the game. It’s not “bugged sword throwing mechanics”.

“I wanted to review this for the first season of my previous show” Previous show? Just say Irate Gamer.
And he confesses he’s using an NES Max for the turbo function. Already a dishonest review.

More dishonesty as it becomes very clear he’s using an emulator. The game is far too clean looking, there’s a filter in use. If he was actually playing on an NES, it would look a lot more pixel-y. So the scene of him putting the game in the console and going on about his need for turbo? Lies! Emulators have built-in turbo anyway. Already this review is a waste.

He comments that the logo doesn’t tell you it’s a medieval game. Then what does it tell you? And what would a logo for a medieval game look like? Hello?
He goes over the story… not much there…
Gives his first complaint about the controls being janky, and how going diagonal is counter-productive. Hmm, wonder where he stole that complaint from. It’s too clever for Bores.
Then stupid joke time as he claims he can’t “walk around a medieval” town in his glasses, so he puts on… the same glasses but a different color. Ugggh enough with the fucking glasses! They’re not funny!

He plays some more, gets knocked into another room, complains about the abundance of enemies, then at one point his audio quality suddenly shifts. Was this something added late? He suddenly sounds completely different!
Notes how the game lags with many enemies on screen. Wow, Chris actually bringing up a technical problem. Let’s see how he ruins it.

He dies, and is thankful there’s “a PASSword system”. Yeah weird emphasis on the “pass”.
Doesn’t understand the need for a password this early, more about enemies, complains killing them takes too long. Goes up to one and says to count how many hits it takes, it’s in fast-motion but it looks like 10. But for “comedy” I guess he says it’s 30. Either that or he’s doing more manipulation like Super Mario Bros. 2

Dies falling into a pit.

Blah blah blah, finds the shop, complains that it’s too early to buy things (no it isn’t), leaves, immediately dies. Bored.

Complains about Prince Myer just beaming in and wonders if he’s coming from the Enterprise. It’s called NES limitations Chris.

Right now things just aren’t interesting. He’s just dying a lot.

Finds a dungeon… dies some more… finds another dungeon that he probably read about in a guide
More dying, finds a dragon, beats it (with fast-forwarding), dies again…
Kills an enemy, and th- OH COME ON that death was clearly on purpose! I know Deadly Towers controls like crap but that was clearly you walking off the edge! I see we’re not past pretending to be harder than it really is.

Boring… complains about an enemy, calls the screens “boards” (*rolls eyes*), finds another mini-boss, beats it but then dies. More dying… more dying…

Then he face palms and “dies” in a way similar to the game. Yep, back to these types of jokes too. How exactly is this a rebrand outside of being more boring and those stupid glasses?

He then reveals the point in the game that he claims was “as far as he got” as a kid. Uh huh, sure. He cries “30 years!” and how he wants to see the ending really bad. VGMuseum could help with that. You know the site exists since you stole the images of the Aladdin ending from them.
But no, he’s just saying that to justify his cheating. With Game Genie. Or rather he opens the cheats menu in his emulator.

He then reaches the area where all the towers are. He plays the Pac-Man death sound for some reason. He’s mad that they put all the tower entrances in one place. Meh…

Boring… boring… boring… I can’t really say much he’s just explaining what’s going on. I’m sure there’s something wrong somewhere but nobody really cares about Deadly Towers. And I don’t really care for this video.

Beats a boss, gets the bell, travels back down, you know this isn’t very exciting when you’re invincible.
More forced anger, and then a dumb joke where he says the game’s full title should be “Deadly Towers Deadly Enemies Deadly Controls Deadly Dungeons Deadly Green Fuzzy Monsters That Make No Sense in the Middle Ages” The only one that applies is controls, the rest rings hollow when you’re cheating. Sorry, but once he brought in Game Genie, the rest of this video is just a mishmash of droning noise.

More climbing, then he shows all the bosses, giving a lot of them random names. I’m sure they’re references to some shitty 80’s show that only he cares about.
Has all the bells, and goes to throw them into the fire. He then complains about having to do all that work for the bells just to have a “kumbaya campfire”. Dude, the game tells you to burn the bells. You even mention this when going over the story. Pay attention to your own fucking script! If you have one, I’m still doubting you do.

Backtracks to the start, goes to the right to a now open door, he drops “30 years” again (stop) and finds it’s another tower. He gets to the top, beats the final boss (calling his second form bear heads when they look more like lions), and praises the game for having an ending. You really get hung up on video game endings way too much Chris.

The game tells him “You are victorious” and Chris says “Great, compared to a Nickelodeon pop star”. You do realize that word has existed long before that show right? Wait, I thought Nickelodeon was the devil now? You know, after you freaked out over seeing the Eye of Providence at the Kids Choice Awards to the point that you won’t let your step-kids watch it? Is this more of that hypocrisy you oh so relish in? I think it is!

He turns off the emulator I MEAN takes the game out of the console.
He cries about “30 years” again, and flaccidly drops the game out of his hand. Video ends, followed by sponsorship.

Booooooring! How the hell did this last 11 minutes? It feels like there was six minutes of content at most. Is this Chris’ strategy now? Be so boring that people won’t notice that it actually sucks? I don’t know, it just feels like my brain has melted and I need to play something good.

But first, some things I need to bring up.

If you haven’t heard by now, Channel Awesome (the home of The Nostalgia Critic and once home to many other reviewers) has basically imploded on itself. Through a combination of former contributor grievances, an egoistically prideful CEO that refuses to give a proper apology, the majority of contributors leaving the site in droves (including Linkara) leaving only Brad Jones and Larry Bundy Jr (who admits he’s only staying as a joke now), accidentally outing that someone was a sexual predator, and just a whole shitstorm of “how not to run a business”, Channel Awesome has basically died and is now just a shambling zombie. All this could have been avoided had they just properly apologized but noooooooo….

Chris decided to take this opportunity for a victory lap! First he claims “I haven’t watched any of them”, but then realized that’s not good enough, and started playing the victim card crying about how “they deserve it because they made fun of me! They made fun of me just for making videos!” No Chris, that’s not why they, or anyone else, made fun of you. They made fun of you because your videos suck, you refuse to learn from your mistakes, you are not funny, your jokes and humor come across as childish and predictable. That is why current and former Channel Awesome contributors made fun of you. It had nothing to do with you “making videos”, that’s just your mental gymnastics trying to justify why people don’t like you. Because surely it has nothing to do with the fact you’re an unpleasant person that poses as his own mother to deflect criticism, and at one point false-flagged any video that was critical of you off of YouTube.

Speaking of false-flagging…
Way back in January 2017, Ben Phillips created “Opening Up: An Irate Gamer Documentary”. A video that showcases the many contradictions and lies featured in Chris’ 39 minute “Opening Up” video. For the longest time, it was one of the first results people would get when searching “Irate Gamer”. Not anymore, and you want to know why? Because Chris Bores flagged it with a copyright strike! Not even using Y2B Productions or any other fake company. Literally just “a copyright claim by Chris Bores” The video was here, but now it's gone. You can see the copyright claim.

*clap clap clap* Wow, 10 years later and you’re still doing the same shitty things. You haven’t learned a thing have you? You’re still the same crybaby from 2008 that couldn’t handle people being critical of your crappy videos. I thought you would at least grow out of that habit. But I was wrong, you are still an awful person Chris. You going to pose as mommy again and come crying here about how wrong we are? How we all have daddy issues or something? Quit pretending to be your mom.

Everyone, you are now free to make videos critical of Bores, and if he false flags you, fight him on it. He has no right to flag any videos like that. It only further shows how insecure he truly is.
I will further update you on this as I learn more.

Thank you all for reading.

159 comments:

  1. I 100% agree BatDan, and I made a video myself about the false flagging.

    https://youtu.be/EIupGsPr8ys

    Chris Bores is the literal definiton of a crybaby manchild. I can't believe he is still stooping this low! He'll never change I guess...

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  2. And last year I thought this blog was dead....

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    1. That's because everyone thought Bores gave up on the Irate Gamer. Well, technically he did, but he's now releasing game reviews, but as "himself", not the Irate Gamer. He's like a shell of his former self at this point.

      And honestly, regarding the Channel Awesome thing, at this point, Mike Michaud, Doug and Rob should just apologize with everything that's happened. No it wouldn't fix anything, but it won't make it any worse. Some fans feel bad for Doug and Rob for everything that's happened. I don't. Either one of them could've released a statement, video, whatever on the situation, but they didn't. There's a phrase that I could aptly describe the two: "Deafening Silence". They made their stance wide and clear on what's going on. Channel Awesome, the site they have been working on the past 10 years, is imploding on itself, and there's been nothing from them. Nothing to comfort the fans, their former colleagues and producers, or even their employees. Nothing They don't deserve sympathy. The fact they're complicit in a lot of terrible management doesn't help either. The Channel Awesome is dead. Bury it. It deserves to end.

      I ramble a bit.

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  3. A real retro gamer would point out how that one screen on Deadly Towers has enemies that all seem to come from Marble Madness: the blue slinky, the blue puddle, and the big blue ball (So guys, you might want to avoid this game).

    Also, early on when he talks his way through how much he hates the game, it is the most actor-y acting performance this side of Jon Lovitz yelling "AC-TING!"

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  4. A section of the office I work at has stuffed animals wearing the Chris Neo glasses.

    It’s pretty clear that Chris is doing nothing more than jumping on the 80s/90s obsession bandwagon that much of the prime adult generation is doing. Adults are always obsessed with the decade(s) they grew up in. Back in the 80s there was a huge obsession over the 50s as evidenced by movies like Back to the Future, bands like the Tomcats, and shows like Happy Days.

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    1. The 80s obsession with the 50s was just a holdover from the 70s obsession, Happy Days having premiered mid-70s. The 80s were even more about first-wave '60s nostalgia- and you can't blame them. John Lennon being murdered in 1980 made it a lock.

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  5. Woah... I can't believe that video was taken down... I literally watched it again this past Tuesday. It's funny because Irate Gamer introduced me to YouTube and the retro gaming community way back in 2009. I always watched his videos and still do, but I will always prefer AVGN, Pat the NES Punk, The Game Chasers and more. I'm so surprised YouTube allowed him to take that video down. It wasn't even hating on him.

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    1. Chris takes down shit that he believes gives him any negative public perception whatsoever, including videos pointing out that he’s the one running the Minecraft Puppet Steve Show.

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    2. That's so weird. Why? How does YouTube allow this?

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  6. Look at the 0:44 mark! The NES is already "on" ("Power" is pushed in, while "Reset" is not) before he inserts the game, but the "Power" light is not red! Just like his Wii Remote for his Olympics review!

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    1. I'm assuming the NES is either broken or the button is just loose and it looks like it's pushed. What really bothered me was how hard it was for him to put the game in the system.

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  7. So Chris resorted to a copyright claim to take down a video which said Chris was innocent of the whole ROB the Robot thing and concluded by saying Chris is not a bad person? I dare say that Chris Bore-ess has lost it.

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  8. Okay, you guys want a bit of hilarious irony? Chris posted about Deadly Towers video on Facebook and wrote that feedback was welcome.

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    1. "Feedback is welcome, as long as that feedback agrees with me 100%!" Is pretty much his entire mentality.

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  9. So pathetic of Bores to pull a video.

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  10. I was on the Channel Awesome page on Reddit, when I came upon this thread. A dream someone had about what could happen 20 years from now.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/ChannelAwesome/comments/8dfpcy/i_had_a_dream_last_night_that_20_years_in_the/

    I wouldn't be shocked if this happens 20 years from now. What especially broke my heart was when I read JohnZoidberg3016's post. Sadly, I COULD also see this happening 20 years from now. Even though the CEO is the main source of the problems, people who were his friends have said that Doug was naive and complicit.

    Sad.

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  11. Fun Fact: Did you know that the Famicom cartridge of Deadly Towers (Known as "Masho" (literally translates to "Evil Bell") in Japan) contains a red LED at the top which illuminates when turned on?

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    1. Larry, I hate to say it, but I don't think Chris read any of the advice you offered him years back. The moment you said to him "the info you write into your video sucks" he immediately stopped reading your post and blocked you.

      (Although, I have noticed that he's stopped those stupid competitions)

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    2. We got these bells in the game, and I’m going to let you in on a little secret...these are your stage bosses!

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  12. wow, what a fucking loser. Take down for criticism videos?

    Christopher Bores, grow some fucking skin, you worthless, no talent, stealing hack.

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  13. Youtube should terminate his account for bullying other users for exercising their opinions.

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    1. I’m surprised he hasn’t at least been suspended especially for copyright infringement.

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    2. If only, but given the number of bigger idiots that sprout out every day on the site, I doubt YouTube is ever going to bother with fatty here. Same reason why the FBI hasn't coming knocking on his door regarding his stolen footage on his DVDs.

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  14. Let's not the forget the number of times that Chris has used copyrighted footage in the past and didn't bother to remove it for his DVDs.

    Oh, that's right. It doesn't matter whether or not his footage is "copyrighted" or not. He only cares that the videos sat something about him that he doesn't like.

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  15. http://www.blurb.com/b/8642672-the-marvelous-kimmy

    If anyone doesn't mind, the link to the ebook is here. It's what you get when RUGRATS intersects with GODZILLA, THE POWERPUFF GIRLS, and ASTRO BOY.

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    1. I suppose I am not the target audience since the only one of those I know is Rugrats and I haven't even seen a single episode of that.

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    2. I wish I knew a better way to promote it, but I'm so low on funds.

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    3. Maybe hand out some review copies on Good Reads? Make a YouTube video about it?

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    4. Hey, at least he did a better job than Chris Chan did with Sonichu!

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    5. Ignore the earlier link. Here's the real download link. I had to revise a few things.

      EBOOK:
      http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/660401-the-marvelous-kimmy

      PDF:
      http://www.blurb.com/b/8683845-the-marvelous-kimmy


      @Blake

      I don't know about that... to say that would mean somebody actually read it, and Sonichu has more followers for unintended reasons.

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    6. I'll stick with Sonichu.

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  16. I've been fortunate to be obscure enough to stay out of Chris' Radar. If he flags my videos, I'll probably just re-upload them except change the title and thumbnail to something his stupid ass wouldn't recognise.

    Also, I read his book recently. Ghost Hunting 2.0 is so hilariously shit, that I read it to a child at work, who nearly wet himself, because of how stupid it was. His favorite bit was when Chris sat in a dark basement, singing the alphabet song to thin air and then offered the thin air some peanut butter.

    Chris has become a running joke at work, even children think he's stupid.

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    1. Would everyone stop? You're beating a dead horse here.

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    2. Nope, a dead horse was useful at some point. Can't say that about Chris.

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  17. Chris should really look up Digital Homicide or Matt Hoss...

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    1. Personally, I still think Digital Homicide is much worse than Bores. At least Bores has never resorted to filing lawsuits against his critics...at least I don't think he has.

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    2. What do you think of Matt Hoss' videos before he made the lawsuit to Ethan and Hila?

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    3. Chris hiring a lawyer would be a joke.

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  18. I see all this sad stuff about his false-flagging, and I'm reminded of the time he was so desperate for more views that he sent me a cameo clip out of the blue and told me what context to use it in. To this day, I don't know whether he singled me out or sent the same clip to other small-time reviewers, but it was still infuriating either way.

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    1. Doing the same shit he was doing ten years ago. He hasn't changed.

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    2. Do you have the footage of the cameo still?

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    4. I actually ended up using it for my Santa Clause 2 & Santa Clause 3 videos, in jokes at his expense.

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    5. Do you have a time stamp? lol

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    6. For the full jokes in context, start at 21:15 for SC2, and 26:31 for SC3.

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  19. Everyone,
    I have stumbled upon a very interesting conversation Bores had with a fan on Facebook a day ago. The fans name is Alec Krueger and the conversation has been deleted by Bores. Here is the link: https://imgur.com/a/n5ke6Uu

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    1. For some reason the link is not working. Here is the YouTube video I got it from, it's in the comments.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIupGsPr8ys&lc=z22ojvphpzqnihpkiacdp434xjjkjcqdb1ntb5xsdx5w03c010c.1524462295938617

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    2. Another FB user just asked Chris the same thing. Chris better watch out how he handles this, otherwise he won't have any fans left!

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    3. I wonder if this is somewhat connected to channel awesome’s collapse

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    4. Interesting. Although how would it connect to CH?

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    5. He feels like since all the hate is being directed towards them that he could go about his dishonest, unethical ways because it will pale in comparison to him.

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    6. His spelling is terrible, for one. I mean, “laywer”? Is that like a layaway?

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    7. Hey Thomas,
      I was that FB user and he took it down and banned me.... I can't get into his FB account anymore now. I don't think me comment alone banned me it was the idiots who commented on it calling out Chris. My comment was perfectly civil and those jerks ruined it.

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    8. For those who just want to see Ben's comments about his video taken down without going to YouTube: "cnmnow dot com. But no need to message me from there, I'll reply here. Yeah, Chris did say that didn't he... I'm gonna be honest; it was a bit of a shock to see Chris discussing this with random people on Facebook when he hasn't communicated with me for days. I'm still in the middle of all this so I'm not going to be sharing direct correspondence. But I will say his reasoning behind the takedown has led me to believe he doesn't have a very nuanced understanding of fair use."

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  20. Yo BatDanNight,
    Check out the comment section of the video link above I posted. There is some good info for updates by Ben Phillips.

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    1. Much appreciated. I wish I had the foresight to download that beforehand. I do have the Irate Gamer Game art video and some of his shill videos.

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  22. Off-topic, but I've been watching a lot of FNAF theories lately (mainly MatPat) and I've noticed something. Am I the only one that finds it kind of interesting that the series is titled "Five Nights at Freddy's" and the promotions and merchandise feature Freddy Fazbear as the central character, yet in the actual lore of the series, Freddy Fazbear himself is a relatively minor character?

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    1. I feel like a fitting title for the FNAF lore would be "The Afton Affliction."

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    2. It's kind of an artifact from the first game, where Freddy did seem to be the "leader" of the animatronics and the main villain.

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  23. Hey Batdan!

    I had an encounter with Chris Bores on Facebook and it's kind of interesting. On his 'woe is me, Channel Awesome don't like me!' comment, I responded that maybe his comment on Justin Carmichael's suicide (and suicide in general) had something to do with his poor reputation there. He responded to the message, addressing it for, what I believe, is the first time ever.

    Needless to say, he uses it as a points scoring exercise. He dodges any serious questions about it, just to point out that I apparently 'misinterpreted' his meaning.

    For the record, I don't believe I did. Though I'm open to the possibility that I did.

    Screenshot 1: https://scontent.flhr3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31229273_2413879798626022_195960593004363776_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=e69ba9a40f82890c11d1f55c76ba6b8c&oe=5B558BA3

    Screenshot 2: https://scontent.flhr3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31230485_2413879988626003_6887433130941087744_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a28b200d478286b6c04a56776115776f&oe=5B549716

    Screenshot 3: https://scontent.flhr3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31189728_2413879888626013_2770167078861144064_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=c37391e89067415972c3a20f9e7dd82a&oe=5B9991D4

    Screenshot 4 (I want to point out that this was a correction that I made that went missing. I'm not sure if there was an error, when posting, that cancelled it or if Chris deleted it. I'm going for the former but unfortunately, because Chris has a knack for destroying comments, I can't be too sure, either way): https://scontent.flhr3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31230466_2413880055292663_94204107568447488_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=788bf18d6d45ebe4eb41280e41d77389&oe=5B6AC119

    Screenshot 5 (Again, same story.): https://scontent.flhr3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31206259_2413880921959243_5905380075502567424_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a4d9a0948839a1541598de01eec82310&oe=5B4FE3DF

    Screenshot 6: https://scontent.flhr3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31164184_2413881231959212_5917438823251312640_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=1d83934c52117ecc2f9c025fc5e9ed06&oe=5B97D831

    I originally thought that Chris deleted the comment chain but he didn't. What he did was block me and deleted my last two responses, so that he could come out on top. Again, I'm going to hold up my hands and say that the messages could've been lost the first time and when they did go through, he deleted them but it would be nice to not have to guess this crap for myself. :/

    Oh and I've been blocked.

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    1. Well, at least Chris didn't try to gloat about how the recent reveal about JW's dark side means that his comment is now vindicated.

      (Though maybe he hasn't heard about that? Considering how deep his bubble is, it wouldn't surprise me.)

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    3. @itsmrben It doesn't vindicate his comment at all, because Chris isn't very good at religion at all, for someone who says he's spiritual.

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    4. @vnisanian2001 I'm not agreeing with that stance at all. I'm just pointing out that that's more or less the only thing Bores could say at this juncture that would actually top that initial comment. Using the sexual assault of innocent women as an excuse to claim victory over some stupid thing he said 4 years ago.

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    5. Sorry, I'm not very familiar with the layout of this comments section. Thanks for making some prettier links Shalin Dave. o/

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  24. LMAO the butthurt in here is hillarious. you should all be on comedy central :D

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    1. I'd make a bitchin' South Park character :D

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    2. The video by CNM fell well within Fair Use doctrine. There were no vicious attacks on Chris' character in the video. Anyone who saw CNM's video can agree to that.

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    3. Linda, will Chris put the old Irate Gamer videos on Amazon Prime like James Rolfe did with AVGN?

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    4. I wonder if he’s saying we should all be on Comedy Central because of how god awful that channel (other than South Park) is, but that would imply Chris has a sense of cleverness.

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    5. Would Amazon let Chris or do you think quality control would get in the way? :3

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  25. The Venom Movie Official Trailer is up.

    Sorry guys, I still think this movie looks like first-class garbage.

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    1. It looks pretty bad. Far from the worst I've seen, but there's really nothing special about it. Hopefully there's more to the story that they just aren't revealing yet, more than "oh no I accidentally got this great power but I can't control it and my dark side is taking over".

      The comments are overwhelmingly positive. So many people pointing how what rank it's trending in their country, people saying that after seeing this trailer they're more excited for Venom than for Infinity War, people raving over Venom's voice... I think there's some marketing going on there.

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  26. Apparently, Doug is not sorry at all.

    https://www.salon.com/2018/04/22/the-triumph-and-tragedy-of-channel-awesome/

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    1. The link doesn't work anymore. I clicked on it and instead got:

      Joseph Ellis: 1776, the summer America was born

      I searched "channel awesome" on the site and the article was nowhere to be found, so I guessed it was deleted as soon as you provided the link. But I can vaguely remember reading the comments saying that the article did not provide enough material to show what they are talking about.

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    2. Also, if it is true that Doug is not sorry at all, (and I'm starting to think it is thanks to all the discussions I found on this blog) then I think this is a good opportunity to say that it's because he is actually a more in control reincarnation of Damien "Triple Six" Silver from the video game Ride to Hell: Retribution.

      Jake Conway: "Where's Ellie?"

      Oswald "Mack" Markham: "Locked herself in the can. She said she recognized that guy with the glasses."

      Jake: "Triple Six?"

      Mack: "That's him."

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    3. In case you're wondering, Mack referred to Triple Six as "that guy with the glasses." Also, fuck Ride to Hell!

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    5. Apparently, the higher ups of that site never learned the meaning of the word "apology".
      -_-

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  27. Instead of bashing a good NES game, he's actually bashing a bad NES game. Still, that's not much of an improvement.

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  28. I'm kind of wondering if in this new series, Chris is going back to review games that he promised at some point or another he was going to review but never got around to, so expect reviews of Superman for NES and the NES Simpsons games.

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    1. But only if he can find game genie codes that allow him to beat said games.

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  29. Honestly, I don't see the point. He barely gets views, and he's tremendously boring. I almost wish he'd go back to the awful random jokes. Almost.

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    1. The Sewer Shark video is over 2 weeks old and has 12k views. Compare that to a FNAF video he posted on Puppet Steve 3 days ago and has over 93k videos.

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    2. Exactly. I think it's safe to say this "new direction" isn't working.

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  30. That Salon link is working again for me.

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  31. What Doug said:

    "Communication has been an issue and we've admitted to that definitely. And I think as a business for over 10 years, we have made mistakes," Doug Walker told Salon. "We definitely have. And it's something we're always looking to make better and we're always looking to grow and with the people that we work in-house with in studio, I mean, I have yet to hear any complaints. And they always talk about how much fun it is to shoot there and we have yet to hear anything bad, so I hope that means we're improving."

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    1. Uh, didn't Salon try to advocate for pedo forks at one point?

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    2. Yeah Salon isn't the best source, even in this article they take a jab at GamerGate.
      But if they directly quote Walker, then they're directly quoting him. As far as I know it's not presented out of context.

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    3. "with the people that we work in-house with in studio,"

      Wouldn't that be Malcolm, Tamara, Rachel, Rob and whoever they bring to the Chicago studio? That does not apply to the independent producers like Lewis, Noah, Allison, Lindsay, etc.

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  32. Usually, when a content creator is no longer on Channel Awesome, Doug will drop him or her from his Friends list on Facebook. Why on earth does he still Michaud on said list? Why does it say "Worked at Channel Awesome" on Facebook? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfnHcEvOMoc

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    1. I wouldn't read too much into the "worked at Channel Awesome" thing. Nobody has been able to prove that it said anything different before the Change the Channel thing began. Unless Doug makes an announcement stating otherwise it is safe to say that he is still with Channel Awesome.

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  33. Got a bit of an update for you guys. Someone mirrored CNM's video on Chris Bores, so you can watch it there for the time being. (He also added my video at the very start, which I thought was pretty cool).

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=v4iSpFPMfX8

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    1. Here's a better link to it:

      https://youtu.be/v4iSpFPMfX8

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  34. New AVGN episode now on the Tubes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ5nX0FTH6Q

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    1. There was one part in the video where he lists all 3 Mother games, then concludes with a joke about there being an N64 game, based off the horror film, Mother. Sounds a bit like some "certain" gamer, if you ask me. At least he put actual effort into the joke, though.

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  35. I don't mean to spread vicious rumors, but I wonder if Cinemassacre will be the next to implode? According to Jeffrey Sweeney, there are valid arguments, valid points, and valid pieces of evidence that proves Mike Matei is nothing but a piece of shit.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubJFTKUlMxc&lc=Ugw9l78Ermz8_3BGK-t4AaABAg (Jeffrey Sweeney post, followed by 83 replies)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4oyHhb5kV8 (Retro Game Living Room's video)

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    1. If Cinemassacre is next, at least there’s no way it’ll be as spectacularly bad as the Channel Awesome debacle has been.

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    2. I mean, Cinemassacre is just James' site that Mike helps run and later took on a more prominent role so they could put out more content, rather than a talent network, so I'd assume there'd have to be a falling out between the two of them for anything significant to change there. It could happen, but it's nowhere near the danger level of trying to take on a massive number of content creators only to slowly tear yourself apart from the inside through mismanagement.

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    3. There are only two major content creators on Cinnemassacre, James and Mike. Unless James turns on Mike, it will never implode until people stop watching the content.

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    4. What about the arguments Jeffrey Sweeney and Retro Game Living Room brought up? What do you think of them?

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    5. What I think is this, Mike is an asshole hence his nickname, " motherfucker Mike". None of Mikes racist actions should be reflected in James. James is a good guy from what I know and Mike might fuck that up for him. Which I hope doesn't happen.

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  36. OK, i got to say this.

    The #metoo movement has become an embarrassing mess that is being co-opted y SJW women knee deep into modern feminism to use this to attack man and get Hollywood success, that's the only theory i have when most of this claims have no real hard evidence and many of these arent even being investigated.

    I am sorry guys but this is the horrible truth.

    I am sick of it.

    Whatever happened to Innocent until proven guilty? i guess not anymore in the era of professional victimhood and context and nuanced being flushed down the toilet.

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    1. I absolutely agree. #metoo is NOT helping women; it's destroying women. And I hate to say this, but I gotta blame Social Media for replacing Innocent until proven guilty with Guilty until proven innocent.

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    2. Good news is most women don’t buy into feminist crap; only a few loud and outspoken ones do

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    3. In case you didn't know, Beavis and Butt-Head joined the #MeToo movement 20 years ago.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SF5Yiz3qTQ

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    4. There was an episode of KND: Codename Kids Next Door called "Operation: F.U.T.U.R.E." and Mr. Enter even did an Admirable Animation on it. I think that episode is starting to come true, albeit in a realistic way.

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  38. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZt-tal5JKM

    Bores can't take criticism, worth a shit!

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  39. I left a very nasty comment on his video, so far no fan or Chris tried to take t down. Waiting is fun.

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  40. I left a comment on an Alphabet Bunch video saying "The Alphabet Bunch is the perfect predecessor to the Letter People." two months ago. It's still there.

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    1. The last Alphabet Bunch video was posted on March 5. I think that's a dead series.

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    2. The way History Of Video Games took forever was bad enough, but it may say more about his commitment problem that Alphabet Bunch is fast approaching its third anniversary, and you can't even make an English word out of the three letters he's taught. Let that sink in. Ten short videos in three years, and not enough educational content to help one kid put one word together.

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    3. Could you imagine how long it would take for Bores to do all 26 letters?

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    4. If the IG movie or HoVG are anything to go by...

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  41. Off topic: Bill Cosby found guilty on all counts.

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    1. In my opinion (again, my opinion): It wasn't a fair trial. The judge was supposed to be fair and to preside over fairness being given on both sides. O'Neill didn't do any of that. He made sure everything was on the women's side and nothing on Cosby's side. I can just bet that if the Judge wasn't so biased and one-sided, it would have been a very different story.

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    2. That’s just the world we live in

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    3. Let me guess, people here are gonna defend him lol

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  42. Looks like Chris the Retarded Boring Manboy hasn't changed a bit in the slightest...who'd win in a Death Battle, him or Derek Savage (look up "Cool Cat Saves the Kids" and you'll see what I mean)?

    I also heard about the Channel Awesome thing, and I've actually lost interest in the Critic himself, the only videos I liked from him recently were his Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie and that Tom and Jerry/Willy Wonka film, a lot of his older works (Care Bears films, Once Upon a Forest, his Disneycembers) haven't aged well at all.

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    1. Derek Savage. No question. I've seen that man use a knife (http://i.imgur.com/ZT03eWs.gif), Chris wouldn't have a chance.

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    2. Tim, give Chris some credit. He can use a mean lawnmower shown in his puppet Steve videos.

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    3. @Tim Donovan

      Damn, I did not know Savage was quite skilled with that. O____O

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  43. This week's video is up. https://youtube.com/watch?v=S7XlI1iQOso

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    1. LINK TO THE VIDEO

      Chris claims "I was granted exclusive access to, and nobody else was" (his exact words).

      If it weren't already a ridiculous concept that only one person would have access (Why even bring them to a convention?)... there's already proof that Bore's is lying. Type "Toy Fair Rampage Arcade" into Google and the fourth result is a picture of the same cabinets taken at the same event by somebody else, Anthony Parisi.

      But really, "Oh, we're going to pay money for a private tent and only allow the Chris Bores in!".... how fucking delusional.

      I'm not sure how much a private tent cost but after doing some research I found that 100 square feet of public space is ONLY $3,200! (That was a few years ago, prices might've gone up).

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    2. 1) I hate it when exclusive access is given to everyone.

      2) We badly need Third Rate Gamer to come back and work in a two-minute digression about being at ToyFair and being invited into a tent by some guy, and he was the only one in there.

      3) "This video about video games is actually about me." At least he owned up to a small mistake on the Space Invaders cabinet, but can he really not look up the other games?

      4) "Price point" again. I'm no business major, but if you insist on a fancier term than "price," the appropriate phrase is "suggested retail." Price point is a specific concept more complex than just how much something costs.

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    3. Maybe they told him's the only one to get access, and being a wide eyed, desperate for acceptance type of guy, Chris believed them.

      I mean this is the same guy that got swindled by whatever Labs for making his game...LOL.

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    4. You're such a boy scout, Dave! Keep up the good work, my man.

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    5. Yep, definitely a marketing ploy to get you to buy their shit. It's no different from the car dealer who says "I have 10 people already looking at this one so you better buy now!" or when you see a "limited time offer" for an internet product.

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  44. New Chris Neo...more Arcade cabinets. Just over four minutes long, and Chris mentions he went to Toyfair. Twice! Is he running out of material already?

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    1. He talks about another one of those little arcade cabinets. He actually said, "that I was given exclusive access to...that nobody else was." He also uses full -sized arcade games in the thumbnail for some reason.

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    2. That reason being clickbait.

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    3. Not so much running out of material as not bothering to find any material!
      ^-^

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  45. Ugh, in the latest video (after the ego-masturbation), Chris actually referred to "Strider" as Strid-O".

    He also brought back "Game On".

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  46. He gushes like crazy over arcade cabinets and how they’re very much like the original. Unless he’s advertising for them, I’m not sure why he doesn’t invest in the real thing and set up an arcade in his house or something.

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    1. I’ve collected cabinets. it’s pretty expensive. if you want it to be cost effective at all, you have to buy parts and do a lot of maintenance on your own. so, unless you’re good with electronics and woodworking, you’re looking at thousands of dollars per machine.
      it’s a rewarding hobby, though. i plan on extending my collection vastly when i move into my next house.

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    2. What's making a comeback, somewhat, is retro arcades where you pay a flat entrance fee and play games all day. Really popular especially amongst the nostalgic adult crowd.

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    3. @MacDragard - That is pretty much the only way an arcade located within a mall can survive these days. It is no secret that arcades have been in decline since the late 90s (in the USA, anyways). On top of that, malls are also in serious trouble and an arcade owner cannot depend on a few quarters from the daily foot traffic. If you can get a few dollars out of everyone who comes in however, that can make the difference.

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  47. Speaking of deleted videos, did Chris copyright claim and take down that long review of his Ghost Hunting book?

    The channel was something like HumanHorror, and it featured a sheer ghost as the narrator challenged the book.

    I can't seem to find it; did anyone manage to save it?

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  48. Latest Puppet Steve video is about FNAF cereal. Chris' two stupid passions combined.

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    1. Actual quote: "Yep, this cereal's magically delicious, and it tastes good, too."

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    2. I don't think we can call the FNAF thing a "passion". For all we know, he's never even played any of the games outside of that couple of SL videos. Hell, for the longest time he thought Chica was male.

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    3. Let's face it, breakfast is rooned

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  49. You're beating on a dead horse here. Everyone makes mistakes. By the way it's not an emulator, he used a Retron 5, which seems like an.emulator.

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    1. An emulator is a piece of software the emulates the functionality of hardware, and the Retron 5 is a collection of emulators:

      FCEUmm for NES/Famico
      VBA Next for GBA
      SNES9x Next for Super Nintendo/Super Famicom
      Genesis Plus GX for Sega Genesis/Mega Drive.

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