Saturday, April 28, 2018

Next Level Shilling. When Standard Shilling Isn't Enough

Holy shit... Infinity War you guys. Infinity War.

Alright, I think I'm down from the Marvel high. New video from Bores.
Thankfully it's short. Only 4 minutes long.

It's actually a "continuation" of the crappy mini-arcade toys he looked at a couple weeks ago. The ones that promise an arcade game but really give you an NES port. Money well spent!

Interesting that in the thumbnail, he's not wearing his stupid glasses. But in the video he is. Does he think removing the glasses will help with views?

Video opens and he claims it's about a special set of arcade cabinets he was granted exclusive access to at ToyFair, and "nobody else was". Oh that is sooooo bullshit. You are not important enough to have "impossibly exclusive access" like that. Not even as Puppet Steve, you're not that important.

"They won't let anyone take photographs or video except for me" Okay I'm going to just spoil it. He's lying. Shaolin Dave actually found a photo from the site Gaming-Age.com taken by Anthony Parisi showing the exact same arcade cabinets Chris is gushing about. You can find the photos (and many others) right over here.

The cabinets include Street Fighter II Championship Edition, Space Invaders, Centipede, Asteroids, Rampage, but again this is not exclusive. Chris is full of shit.
Oh I should also mention that cabinets have other games built in. 

Chris also can't pronounce Strider. Saying it "Strid-o". Don't tell me that's an accent thing, because it is not.

He refers to a trackball as a "rollerball". Yeah...

Oh and here's the dumbest part. These things plan to retail at $399 a piece. This is like targeted to nerds with too much money. The type that would spend a small fortune at an auction for a movie prop. Chris, why are you talking about this shit? Other than a desperate plea to show how "oldschool" and "nostalgic" you are when you aren't fooling anybody!
Is he trying to fill a niche that barely exists?

I can't imagine Chris can keep this up for too long. The views on "Chris Neo" have been abysmal. And I can't imagine that his sponsorship with RetroGameTreasure is that lucrative.
He could always double down on more Puppet Steve again. Talking about... FNAF cereal. Is this what you really want from life Chris?

Anyway, something more important to bring up. A follow-up on takedown of the Opening Up Documentary.

The good news is that it's back up. On Ben's own site: You can watch it here.
And since it's his own site, Chris has no power. I've also heard there's mirrors of it on YouTube.

Of course that's not all. A guy named Alec Krueger decided to confront Bores on Facebook about the original takedown. Here's the entire back and forth conversation that has since been removed because Chris is a coward.

It's a bit of a long one but worth reading.
It tells me that Chris has no idea how the video takedown process works. He somehow believes YouTube agrees with him. No... it's an automated process that takes the video down no matter what, and it's up to the uploader to appeal it and then YouTube will review it. They simply took it down because they're afraid of getting sued.

I don't think Chris will allow Ben's original upload back. Thankfully the mirrors of it exist, including the one at his site as posted above.

But just know Chris, you can't escape criticism forever. You can try and hide in your bubble, but it will burst, and the ugliness of reality will swarm in like locusts.

110 comments:

  1. Wonder what Friday's video will be? He did mention on FB that when summer comes, it'll be harder to do videos (kids out of school and such).

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  2. I commented on Chris' previous video about the copyright strike and he just ignored it. I'm surprised he didn't delete my comment.

    Yeah, reading through those comments, Chris refuses to give a straight answer. He knows he only took it down because he was butthurt. He just won't admit it. Yep, Bores is lying scumbag coward.

    Oh, and I also linked Anthony Parisi's article in the comments of this recent video. I guess Bores better get rid of my comment before his fans find out he's a big fat liar.

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    1. I think your comment got filtered out. You can check by clicking the post time of your comment and taking that URL into incognito mode. If your comment isn't at the very top you've likely hit the filter and your comment is in a bin awaiting judgment. No one ever checks that bin, so it'll probably stay there forever. Getting filtered doesn't have any negative effect on your channel though, so you can try deleting the original comment and removing words from it as many times as you want until you get through.

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  3. Also, from what I heard, once an uploader wins a copyright dispute, that video can't be taken down again by the same person. And the only way Chris could win in that instance is by suing Ben. And I'm pretty sure Bores would just be laughed out of court if he tried making any lawsuits.

    Honestly, I feel like Ben should sue Bores for the false flag. It would be perfect karma for every single false flag that Bores has done in the past.

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  4. BatDanNight, you forgot to mention the conversation I had with Ben on YouTube about this FB conversation. Here's the conversation-
    Me: I saw your conversation with Chris, Alec, and I think there is something that stood out. He said it's between YouTube, Himself, and Ben Phillips. This means Ben might know why it was taken down. We must found out from Ben. What is his website?
    Ben: 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.

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIupGsPr8ys&lc=z22ojvphpzqnihpkiacdp434xjjkjcqdb1ntb5xsdx5w03c010c.1524530092624400

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  5. Off topic but interesting - Somebody bought a new copy of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Game Gear at retail in March. I suppose the game was just sitting around the storeroom for 25 years?

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    1. Also, this was the best screenshot I could get. Sorry if it looks ugly.

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    2. That's not a web address you've posted- it points to a place on your hard drive.

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    3. Just removed it. Can someone please tell me how to upload a screenshot link? I can't figure it out. I have the screecap, I just don't know how to paste it online.

      Anyway, the point is that Bores is claiming that "he was told" that only he could take pictures and videos. And he still thinks that only he was allowed to take video.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7XlI1iQOso&t=66s

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    4. Upload the screenshot to an image hosting site like imgur or giphy; they'll tell you the web address where it's now located.

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    5. I think I have the link now:

      https://imgur.com/JeLMkM2

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  7. Funny how he was granted "exclusive access". Yeah, I think they saw the camera and wanted him to shell them out. Also, kind of weird how he was just suddenly allowed to film and the cabinets clearly have a sign stating "no photography". These cabinets are not impressive. There are customizable cabinets out there now that store 800 games.

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    1. The machine is called Pandora's Box 4S btw.

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    2. there’s a lot of systems like that but you have to be careful because there’s a lot of unofficial/hacked ROMs on them. Particularly if you’re going to put the game in public, or where kids will access it. My Neo Geo multicart had a hacked Fatal Fury ROM where Mai would randomly rip her top off.

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  8. I don't think Chris' mispronunciation of Strider is due his lack of ability of pronounce words. When he is listing the other games each cabinet has, he is reading from what is displayed on the cabinet itself. The font used to write Strider's title could be construed as "Strido"... if you were blind and didn't know what you were reading. You would think if he played these games he would know what it was. It gives further evidence that he really isn't as much of a retro gamer as he constantly touts.

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  9. I think that Chris also took down a critical analysis about his Ghost Hunting book, that was on Youtube; I can't seem to find it and the direct link that was here on the blog goes to a deleted video.

    Did anyone manage to save it?

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  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJpYT-EHsYk

    Looks just like the same stuff Anthony Parisi took pictures of. "I'm pretty sure only I was allowed to take video." You're so full of crap, Bores.

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    1. Yet more proof that Chris is full of crap. Do these look familiar?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0I3cqWFubc

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZZzD--TYV0&t=2s

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

      All I had to do search was search "Toy Fair 2018 Mini Arcades." It was that simple. "Special tent in the back." Phhhhhht.

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    2. Well of course he has to make himself sound special.

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  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwKsgxBn5j4

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  12. The guy who did the Third Rate Gamer videos left a comment on the latest Chris Neo episode. It is pretty amusing.

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    1. We need that guy more than ever. He can even wear the stupid glasses.

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    2. hahaha he is still trolling to this day. I didn't even think he used Youtube anymore

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  13. lol @ bores' further lies:
    blob:https://imgur.com/4f9b460d-7b9d-47d6-b87b-9beb65794175

    he backpeddles and claims they asked him to do it for as media...as if he's that important.

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    1. oops, copied it wrong:

      https://i.imgur.com/ZK5do7u.png

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  14. OT: In Caddicarus' newest review, he makes a jab at Crisbo!
    ^-^

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    1. Personally, Cab is overrated.

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    2. Regardless, he's still funnier!
      ^-^

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    3. If you like them, that's great. :3

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  15. Honestly? I think it's time to stop the hate. He's actually trying now.
    Sure, coming back was cheap, but ...
    you know what?
    He's actually trying now. I actually disagree with you. He's trying.

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    1. ... and as we all now, as long as you're trying, you're immune to criticism.

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    2. "Trying"? My ass. Chris has put out 5 videos since his relaunch teaser. 1 was basically a deleted scene from a previous episode, which was edited so poorly he left in a take of him fucking up a line, one was basically a re-purposed Puppet Steve and the latest one is con footage. I'll give him credit for Deadly Towers, but that still puts his content at a ratio of 20%/80% Real content to low effort garbage.

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    3. He probably will stop though I imagine. Why do this when he does so much better on Puppet Steve?

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    4. Chrie hasn't changed a jot, he deserves every bit of criticize thrown. At him is more relevant than ever.

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  16. Hope this blog has the return of the top ten this year, its not even half way through the year yet, but already "chuck" full of stuff for it.

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    1. Maybe a top 20 to compensate for last year, if Bores can keep Boresing hard enough.

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  17. Chris makes errors still, but as long as he doesn't delete comments with suggestions and tips on how to improve on his videos, he'll be fine.

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  18. Better than the absolute tripe that AVGN is doing.

    "I'll take a chainsaw to a baby's neck" yeah, Rolfe really knows how to make funny jokes that aren't disgusting at all right?

    Maybe he will keep Moron Mike around a while to keep up with his constant foul language.

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    1. Your least favorite part of Bores' videos must be the jokes he stole from AVGN.

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    2. There are certainly valid criticisms to make against the AVGN and Mike Matei. Feel free to start a blog about them if you wish to express them.

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    3. Always hated AVGN. Can't believe people even like that guy.

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    4. Well, the AVGN ship has been steering unevenly since 2011.

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    5. At least James Rolfe can take criticism, unlike Chris Bores. At least James Rolfe acknowledges his faults, unlike Chris Bores. And at least James Rolfe doesn't have to rely on a second channel that he keeps hidden from his fans, unlike Chris Bores.

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    6. AND at least James Rolfe is a very nice person, unlike Chris Bores!
      ^-^

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    7. you don't even know Chris bores because if you did you never would of ever said that Ixey5. He is on of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Stop judging him on the irate gamer character!

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    8. Yeah, saying someone will burn in Hell for committing suicide is as nice as you can get...

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    9. I do have a very positive point to make about Chris Bores... he just told the funniest joke ever, and gave all the credit to his mother.

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    10. Well, well, well! Looks like Crisbo himself has shown up. What an honor!

      And what about banning anyone who asks him about Puppet Steve? And what about refusing to accept criticism? Those truly aren't signs of a nice person!
      -_-

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  19. Latest Puppet Steve is Pac-Man arcade cabinets. Three guesses as to what the next Chris Neo will be...

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    1. He insisted on briefly and badly playing the tiny, keychain-sized cabinets with those puppet gloves on, robbing viewers of any hope of learning whether they can be comfortably played with your bare hands. We do, however, learn the crucial data point that the cabinets are supercool.

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    2. Well, Namco developed Pac-Man exclusively for Chris Bore-ess nearly three decades ago...

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    3. Ronnie the Skeleton: "Pac-Who?"

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  20. Saw Infinity War. Pretty good movie, lots of action, but definitely overrated IMO. I don’t read the comics so I’m not too familiar with the whole backstory/story arc.

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  21. No Chris Neo this week. Can't say I'm terribly disappointed...

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    1. He's been uploading on Friday.

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    2. He said on FB he was too busy with work and his daughter.

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    3. Ohhhhh. OK.

      Nope, no big surprise. And an excuse that white-knights himself.

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    4. What's "work," though? Puppet Steve?

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    5. Being busy with work/children is a legitimate reason to fall a bit behind on a work schedule, but your work schedule should be so far ahead of your release schedule that it won't make a difference. Missing the release shows a lack of time management and contingency planning that should be second nature to a YouTuber with over a decade of experience.

      Bores, consider this going forward. You've missed this week, no big deal. Now, you're planning for Friday the 11th. Work on that this weekend, have it done before Monday.

      Then, work on your video for Friday the 18th. Try to have it finished by mid-week, the 8th or 9th.

      Next weekend, work on your video for Friday the 27th. Try to have it done by Monday the 16th. Have the video for June 1st done before May 21, have the June 8th video ready before May 24th, June 15th before May 28th... Just keep making two videos a week but only releasing one.

      Keep doing this until you're at least month or two ahead. Then, you can take an entire week or two off and no one else will even realize it.

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    6. building on this a little bit, today would’ve been an excellent day for him to review a Star Wars game. it’s May the 4th and a new movie is about to come our.

      had he looked at the calendar and planned ahead, and filmed a buffer of episodes in advance, he could’ve been prepared.

      only completing one video at a time is just asking for other stuff to get in the way.

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  22. Solo comes out this month. How much you wanna bet it's going to suck wookie balls?

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    1. I'll have to review Red Letter Media's video they made last year where they predict all the formulaic/clichéd/predictable stuff that will happen.

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    2. How come the millennium falcon has one tip at the front and not two? Is this even the millennium falcon or just some random ass correlliam ship?

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  23. Chris just posted on Facebook. No Neo video this week. He hasn't filmed next week's video yet either.

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    1. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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    2. I wonder how frequently and how often I’m going to post videos. I guess I could keep a calendar, but to hell with that! Who the hell has time for those things anyway?

      I can’t waste my time scheduling videos! I just gotta post them!

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    3. It was only a matter of time before he broke his new schedule. Indeed, some things never change!
      -_-

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  24. Any toughts on this fucking shit?

    https://store.iam8bit.com/collections/mega-man-cartridge-collection

    Here's the ones of my own, this is just snake's oil bullshit, just like the SF2 carts, just bait for millenials and re-sellers.

    Enjoy your pretty coffins that cannot be played anyways!

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    1. By the way, sorry for the harsh tone i could have sometimes, i dont want to pull any punches, dont take it personal guys.

      By the way, Batdan, its been awhile since i been reading this blog.

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    2. So, it's a colored retro cart that cost $100?
      Um, yeah, that's fucking shit but I'm sure Bores would find them "super cool".

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    3. Yeah, collecting can be nuts, especially with sealed games. I watched the video "Sealed Nintendo Collectors Are Horrible! - Retro Gaming Collecting Rant - THGM" and I find him a tad too harsh, but I agree with him, good games should be played, not kept sealed forever.

      Personally, I'd like to see a Mega Man cartridge sold without a box for $60 or so, with a less flashy cartridge colour like grey. Still not for me, but a better deal.

      I prefer projects like Pier Solar or 40 Winks over Mega Man, though.

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    4. Watching it......considering he has shelves full of games, i think he may be just trying to pander....

      Look, i do have over 100 NES titles and a few famicom imports, but mos were purchased on the cheap since 2008 and i think i ended around 2013.

      For SNES i just moved into a flashcart

      Yeah this guy regugitates and takes to loong to get to the point.

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  25. For some strange reason Chris Bore-ess removed that horrid post about Emma Gonzalez from Facebook. He left up the one about satanic imagery on Nickelodeon though.

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  26. I missed lasersquad......

    and the Resurrection Files Team........

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    1. Same here! Especially Overcast Sleuther and the Resurrection Files team. I hope, with the controversy surrounding Channel Awesome now, that episode 7 gets unblocked...

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    2. It wouldn't, Youtube got carried away with the Content ID shit that started in the early 2010s and it was a shitshow, all because of some anime idol pop song used!

      Its a shame that they vanished like that, but on the other hand, it was expected, since Sleuther kept people waiting and it took so long for the update video to be uploaded and part 2 of the update never came out...............sigh, and i worked so hard on getting all versions of Kickassia for them to riff, including having them knew about how Asa stole DLBaoaqu's riff on it and re-edited it.

      I was really looking forward for Episode 8.

      It was bitter sweet.

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    3. Also GradeAUnderA pulled it even worse, but lord knows what happened to him considering that during his hiatuses, the UK was under terrorists attacks.

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  27. Looks like Doug is still uploading content, which could mean Channel Awesome's still hanging by a thread. Maybe he's just finishing off what's left before moving on?

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    1. I think their strategy was to ignore and let everyone run out of air.

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    2. Well Doug an Rob are still making content for the site if their Infinity War review is any indication. It's looking more and more like their plan really was to wait for everything to blow over. That tactic will work eventually, just by nature of the Internet processes controversies like this. But they have to know now that they can never do a Q&A at a con ever again. People aren't going to forget and they're going to get a direct statement from them one way or another.

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    3. They will still be operating for years to come. They may never reach the same heights as they did at Channel Awesome's peak but I have no doubt Nostalgia Critic is not going anywhere anytime soon. So long as Rob and Tamara are still dating she will stay there as well. Malcolm seems pretty content to stay there and Brad stands by the Walkers. They will probably eventually be able to attract new producers in time. The internet will simply find something else to be outraged about.

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  28. If I could sum up Channel Awesome imploding, I'd say that it's like a Soap Opera, only it's real.

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  29. People on the Channel Awesome thread at ResetEra brought up Chris Bores. Now they know about Minecraft Puppet Steve. Some were surprised it is Chris doing those videos but pretty much all of them are surprised by how bad the videos are and shake their heads that someone can make a living producing them.

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  30. Happy Star Wars Day! Today we remember that Han shot Greedo first.

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    1. And that he doesn't like you.

      I don't like you either.

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    2. This little one's not worth the effort. Now let me get you something…

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  31. "But just know Chris, you can't escape criticism forever. You can try and hide in your bubble, but it will burst, and the ugliness of reality will swarm in like locusts."

    You are mentally ill.

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    1. You say that like it's over. Skipping a week is boilerplate Bores.

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  33. Last week Chris made a Puppet Steve video with more of those little arcade games. Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Galaxian. Guessing he is going to recycle those for Chris Neo as well.

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  34. Funny thing is, after I made my Irate Gamer video, YouTube included his channel in my "Related Channels" section. I uploaded a funny shitpost/reaction to it here:

    https://youtu.be/8ty6Rl2a5jc

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    1. I don’t mean to be harsh, but I don’t really see a facepalm with the Price is Right losing horn to be that funny. And the facepalm itself looked forced, as if you did a second take without resetting the camera first.

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    2. Fair enough, you're free to have that opinion. Thanks for the feedback even if I personally don't agree with all of it (though I will admit that the 2nd facepalm was kinda forced, I think looking back I should've only kept the first one.)

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    3. Gotta love when the people making fun of Bores do cringier things than he does.

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    4. @bibby I have just said to Nick H that I never meant to be harsh. All I meant to say was that this type of reaction video is not my favorite. What Nick J did was just a simple shitpost/reaction. It was only 6-7 seconds long. What Bores does is either get paid to review something, (which no longer makes it a review, but rather an advertisement, thanks to guidelines that disallow mentioning that you are getting paid for it and other bullshit like that) or rehash subjects that he reviewed on a Toy Channel full of videos with Spider-Man Frozen Elsa- esque word salad titles. Just look at any video by Puppet Steve, or any of those shitty Toy Channels on YouTube and tell me they are not as cringeworthy as a simple facepalm shitpost lasting only 6 seconds.

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    5. I just did tell you that.

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    6. @bibby It's supposed to be cringy, that's the whole point. It's a shitpost/reactionary video and not meant to be taken seriously in any capacity. I saw that Bores was added in my "related channels" section, and so I thought it'd be funny if I pieced together a 7 second video of me facepalming to that fact with a price is right sound in the background. If you don't like the video, that's fine. But don't take it more seriously then you need to.

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  35. Bores deserves some kinda award for channel with most name changes, as well as most channels (y2b, IG, skylanderC, puppet people, puppet steve, zombie steve)

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  36. I'm now watching Puppet Steve open blind boxes of Nicktoons figures, and he's doing so with a distinct foreknowledge of what figures are in them.

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