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 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.