Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Puppet Steve Tries to Tap Into the E3 "Hype"

You guys have a good E3? I did at least.
Excited that Kingdom Hearts III finally has a release date. It's been five and a half years... I should replay the PS4 collections in preparation
Absolutely elated that the true Tales of Vesperia is finally coming over, and it's not exclusive. Yes, that one Namco.
I'm actually excited for an Assassin's Creed game. It looks different enough that I'm interested. Hope it doesn't suck.
No idea what Babylon's Fall will be, but more titles from PlatinumGames are always good.
September is gonna break me with Dragon Quest XI and Spider-Man.
Death Stranding... I think I have an idea of what it is? Though Sony's lack of release dates for a lot of their big titles is worrisome... Like their treatment of crossplay.
And of course, the showstopper that is Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Which is the subject of today's post!

Instead of Chris using his established gamer persona to talk about E3, he uses Puppet Steve instead. Oh good...
Posted last night. At least he was actually timely about it.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Nintendo Switch E3 Full Reveal! Complete Roster New Fighters Amiibo 2018

Of course he's gotta stick that amiibo in there. Because fuck the actual game.
It's six minutes long. ... Okay.

Fake over-excitement. His wobbly table has a bunch of amiibo on it. Why not a Nintendo Swi- oh wait I don't think he even has a Switch. Too much money spent on FNAF crap I imagine.
Of course this is gonna be about CHARACTERS! And he claims they added a ton of new ones. No they didn't, they only added three (so far). Inkling, Daisy, and Ridley.
Apparently the first "new" character is the Pokemon Trainer, who he refers to as Ash Ketchum. That's not Ash, that's Red. He's very different, in that he's competent. Also, he's not a new character, he's returning from Brawl.
"You can play as all kinds of Pokemon like Charizard, Ivysaur, Squirtle, and more" Uhh no, just those three. Pokemon Trainer can only control those three. There are other Pokemon in the game, but they're not controlled by the trainer. They stand alone. Unless that's what you mean, but you're not very good at conveying your points.
Brings up the Inkling. "This brings in a lot of fun because you can play as the girl or the boy! Oh yes!" ... You have a weird idea of fun.
"There are over 8 different characters you can play in all?" As he shows all the Inkling variations. Those aren't new characters, they're different costumes. There is only one Inkling, and you can change their costume to fit your preference, or if you do an 8-player battle with only Inklings. How do you not get this?

And he continues to think there's "more characters" because of the Villager and how there's 8 different ones. Again, costumes. He also thinks they "added" this. No, this was in the last game. I know damn well you played the last game, I saw that video. You can't possibly be this ignorant. Yet somehow he is.
He's also surprised at female Pikachus. Yes Chris, gendered Pokemon have been thing since Gen 2, and the heart-tail has been a thing since Gen 4. You'd know this if you were an actual Pokemon fan and not just pretending to be one.
At least he brings up the actual other new characters with Daisy and Ridley. Doesn't say much. Just that Daisy's Toad is blue compared to Peach's red Toad and that Ridley is going to kick butt.

And then... he proceeds to list every character. Over 60 of them. Why? Just why?
He mispronounces Ryu of course... doing the RYE-YOO pronunciation.
As well as Lucina, saying it as "Lucinda".
Palutena is mispronounced. That might just be an accent thing though.
What's weird is that he considers Sonic, Pac-Man and Mega Man as guest fighters, but lists Ryu and Bayonetta as if they're Nintendo characters and not guests. Capcom and Sega characters Chris. It's not hard.
He finally stops, drops a "super cool"

And then he shows the release date of December 7th, while saying September. You edited this Chris. You edited this and (hopefully) did multiple takes. How did you screw that up? It's right there on the screen!

He brings up the new Final Smashes. "Sonic turns into his golden form" Which he could always do since Brawl, only now it's a lot faster.
The only thing he says about the stages is the "graphically upgrades". Nothing about how they're all getting Battlefield variants. Though that would require Chris to understand the intricacies of this series, and he never will.
"Link's got his blue suit" That's the Champion's Tunic from Breath of the Wild, making it very clear you haven't bothered to play that. Then again, what's the point when there's crappy toys to show off?

"EASTER EGGS" Uh huh...
He talks about Assist Trophies, acting like they're new. Nope, been a thing since Brawl.
"Waluigi, Knuckle Joe, the Pac-Man Ghosts" None are new, all have been in past games.
"Protoman and Bass" Not assist trophies, just a part of Mega Man's Final Smash now. Also, he mispronounces Bass. He pronounces it like the fish, not the guitar. Yes I know Mega Man 8 uses the fish way but it's clearly meant to coincide with the musical motif the series has.
Lists more... I'm surprised he brought up Jeff from Earthbound. That seems like something way too obscure for him.
Of course he gushes over Bomberman as an assist trophy, and is annoyed he's not playable. My informant told me he also mentions that on Facebook and still wants Simon Belmont too. Wonder if he still thinks they're Nintendo characters.

Onto the amiibo. He just wants more.
Well there will be more, we know Inkling, Ridley and Daisy are confirmed. No word on the returning fighters but I imagine we'll see them.
He also wants new poses. Oh fuck nooooooo. At most we'll get reprints of the original Smash line. Not to mention a lot of these characters have "different poses" from different lines. Link has like 10 different amiibo.
He also believe there will be a lot more characters announced. Did you not pay attention to what Sakurai said? He said there won't be a lot of new additions, because the roster is already massive. 68 characters already. At most we'll probably get up to 70.

Yeah that was dumb. Could have shaved like 3 minutes without the padding and if he did proper research and realized many of those "new characters" aren't new or even characters. I'm just amazed at the ignorance. God I hope kids aren't getting information from this...

Think "Chris Neo" will do E3 coverage? We'll see. He inexplicably skipped last week. If there's a reason I didn't hear it from my informant.

But man, Puppet Steve is a mess of a channel. Before the Smash video, he spammed NINE FNAF videos. Are you serious?! It must be paying off for him to do that. Does YouTube still do the audience retention thing? Spamming videos only works if the audience watches each one all the way through (and DarkSideDave still doesn't get that).
His latest is a video on Minecraft Fun...ko... Pop. Oooooh god, that's like 20 different kinds of cancerous cringe. I don't think so.

Enjoy the rest of E3 everyone.

81 comments:

  1. Chris has some serious memory issues...or he hopes fans have forgotten his piss poor previous Smash videos. I'm also surprised he didn't slobber all over Duck Hunt and Mr. Game & Watch like in his Wii U Smash video.

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  2. Darkside Dave is Darksyde Phil. Almighty Tevin began referring to him as Dave and the name stuck.

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    1. From what I heard, someone called him "Dave" on stream. He banned the person and got maaaad. So everyone calls him Dave now.

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    2. So it's not official, everyone just calls him that to make fun of him?

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    3. @Anonymous Blogger - I bought/read/reviewed Bores's book.

      A guy named Dave Parks liked my review so he took a screenshot and shared it on facebook. Bores saw the name "Dave" and assumed he and I were the same person (even though "Dave" isn't my real name, just an alias).

      The full story is in this blog post and it's comments.

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  3. If we're getting more characters when SSBU is released, it will be DLC. I'm betting Rex and Pyra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

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  4. In other news, the Irate Gamer documentary is back up on the CNM YouTube channel.

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    1. Very nice to see YouTube came to their senses. I wonder what Chris thinks about it.

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  5. THANK YOU!!! I cannot stand when people pronounce Bass' name like the fish when HIS FUCKING DOG IS NAMED TREBLE!!! I love MM8 but even I know they butchered his name in that pathetic excuse for a "Dub"

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    1. Yeah, I can't believe they messed up his name in an official game. That's "Bimmy and Jimmy" levels of fuckupery.

      I can understand people thinking it's pronounced like the fish if they aren't familiar with Megaman's musical naming theme.

      I'm sure quite a few here already know this, but Bass and Treble's original Japanese names were Forte and Gospel. Gospel's name was probably changed because of the religious meaning, and Forte was changed so they'd both be named after clefs.

      A while back I read an article that stated his name was almost Jazz, but changed it again because of the character from Transformers. Can't find a citation for that now.

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    2. Everyone makes this type of mistake. This is isn’t just about Mega Man, we all have a bad habit of mispronouncing certain words based on how they are spelled. I know you guys might not be music experts, and neither am I, but would it bother you as much if they say “Bass” instead of “Base” when talking about instruments instead of the character from Mega Man? To me it would bother even more, especially when those in this situation would supposed to be talking about actual music.

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  6. Just got back from an early screening of The Incredibles 2. Legit movie.

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  7. I'm going to do it.
    I'm going to eviscerate ROAD TO GERMANY and consummate a series with the previous two spankings: FAMILY GUY ON TRIAL.

    I chose to fry this episode because of people who don't get what the term means and just uses it to describe something they hate.

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    1. Consummate? You mean you’re going to force the episodes to have sex with each other?

      What? I just thought I’d come up with a sex joke of my own. Either way, good luck. I just want to know what term you’re referring to. I don’t think you made that clear.

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    2. By the way, I know this sounds immature, (and I admit, so does my consummate joke) butI have a feeling that if you uploaded that anti-Family Guy video today, there wouldn’t be as much fanboyism. In fact, you’d instead have MysteriousMisterEnter fanboys blindly phrasing your video.

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    3. Would inaugurate be the better word?

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    4. Don’t worry, I looked up “consummate.” That’s where I got inspiration for the joke. I know damn well you meant “complete,” or “make perfect.” It’s just that I remembered you complaining about the over abundance of sex jokes and thought “If they’re not trying, then why should I?” At least I actually tried.

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    5. That reminds me? Who’s a bigger shitbag: Peter or Cartman?

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    6. No wait, I know. Cartman is a bigger shitbag, but it works much better because we were never supposed to actually root for him. Peter on the other hand is, simply put, a designated hero.

      http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DesignatedHero

      So the real question is who’s a bigger shitbag: Peter or Brian?

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    7. Correction: I didn’t realize that shitbag means “worthless person.” I meant to say “who’s a bigger piece of shit?”

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  8. http://dlabaoaqu.blogspot.com/2018/06/family-guy-on-trial-road-to-germany.html

    If you're reading this, Dan, I'm sorry Mr. I'm-So-80's did this.

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    1. Did you read my reply in the “Not Even Game Genie Can Save You Now” post? Seth only wrote three episodes in the entire show. I’m sorry, but even if completely agree with them on the quality of certain episodes, I’m just sick of people on the web thinking that he wrote every joke for every episode. He’s not a writer, he’s an executive producer who stopped caring about the show because FOX aired three barely finished episodes without his permission while he went on a writer’s strike.

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    2. Correction: The post is called “No Game Genie Can Save These Dull Videos.”

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    3. And before you reply: yes, it’s still technically his fault that the series is going downhill. Being an executive producer, he still has to decide what makes the final cut. He also has to voice about half of the male characters. I’m just saying that other people have written these awful jokes, and ever since the strike, he just doesn’t care anymore. He strikes me more as the type of guy who really wants to stop working on the show as soon as possible.

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    4. "it’s still technically his fault that the series is going downhill."

      Much like how LJN merely approved games rather than making them on their own, I don't understand the technicality bit.

      Having that position means you can step in and say "Sorry, but I think you can do a little better with the material you're writing. You have a sound idea, but it needs retooling." does it not?

      "He strikes me more as the type of guy who really wants to stop working on the show as soon as possible."

      And so far his tactic hasn't been effective. So if trying to sabotage the series isn't going to lead to cancellation, then maybe it's best to just give the quality control the old college try.

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    5. I said “technically” as in he didn’t write the jokes, but he still approved them. It’s still his fault because he stopped caring about what goes in the show and what doesn’t. Also, I never said he was trying to sabatoge the show, just that he wants to stop working but FOX won’t let him.

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    6. Here’s what I’m talking about:
      http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/YMMV/FamilyGuy

      Look under the sections “Scapegoat Creator” and “Seasonal Rot”

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    7. I understand what you're say, just not the whys.

      I mean unless a person tasked with approval is still under heavy duty control from above, I don't see why they can't share equal responsibility or blame as the writers receive.

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    8. I never said that he was never guilty. But you’re right. At the end of the day, Seth still needs to pull shit together, whether or not any that happened on the show was his idea. After all, the first rule of leadership: everything is your fault, whether you like it or not.

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    9. Okay, okay, but what about the episode itself? Can't tell if it's the manatees trying to prove how smart they really are just the staff wanting to tell a bunch of kindergarten-level "jokes" only a Klansman would like.

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    10. I’m sorry I got carried away. I just felt that the criticisms you made seem less towards the episodes in question and more against the show in general. I felt uncomfortable reading it, especially when it’s an episode prior to season 10. I understand why you don’t like, especially because it’s from season seven, which is when most people said the show’s seasonal rot started kicking in. With that out, I got some sort of a confession to make.

      When I was younger I was really obsessed with the show even more so than the Simpsons. I didn’t care how offensive the jokes were or how one note that the characters became. And that was only a few years ago. I was about in between 14 to18 and I loved it. I was that biased. The reason? Cartoon Network’s Mad.

      It all started back when I was home sick from school. My dad gave me a Mad Magazine to keep me entertained that day. It was the funniest shit I ever read. So when I saw a trailer for the show in Cartoon Network, I was hyped.

      Then the actual episodes aired, and I was kind of disappointed. It was more or less of a child friendly Robot Chicken. I was very biased back in then, so I thought it was kind of lame, even if I did find some jokes funny. I wanted the cartoon to be more like the magazine: adult, vulgar, and with a few political elements.

      Because of this, I looked up various animated sketches online to dream up my own my own custom made episode of Mad in my head, the same way Peter dreamed up “My Black Son.” Among those sketches include CollegeHumor, Robot Chicken, and Family Guy’s cutaway jokes.

      At that point, I gradually became more obsessed with Family Guy, and my parents thought I was too obsessed with it. And being sort of out of touch with the age we live in, sometimes they still think that. That’s why someone on YouTube made me feel uncomfortable: MysteriousMisterEnter of Animated Atrocities fame.

      Among the episodes of that show were various post movie episodes Spongebob, which my younger sister would watch all the time. Of course, also featured are the post cancellation episodes of Family Guy. It made me uncomfortable when someone dare say that they are outright awful, mostly because my out of touch parents supported my mostly biased opinion on the show.

      Now that my eyes are opened to what the show truly is, and because my parents still somewhat support those biased opinions I had, I felt the same way Dxfan619 felt about Velvet Assassin: I tried very hard to convince myself that the show is excellent, even though it’s clear as crystal that it’s not.

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    11. I forgot to say why I mentioned Spongebob when talking about MisterEnter. I would always wait for my sister to stop watching the show so I can play my Wii. I should mention that the only reason I watched the post movie episodes is because my sister was watching them. Even as kid, I always thought that the post movie episodes were inferior because they were too childish. So when I started watching MisterEnter, those memories started haunting me again. Yes, now that Sponge Out Of Water is out, Stephen Hillenberg has returned to the series and the show started growing back up, which is why I referred to the episodes beforehand as the post movie pre Sponge Out of Water Episodes. But for me it was already too late. My sister had already lost interest in Nickelodeon by that point.

      I know, charming story.

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    12. Frankly I had a little more respect for MAD the TV show than I do ROBOT CHICKEN -- sex is overrated and if you can make a show without having to cram all boobs, dicks, drugs, shock, gore, domestic violence, and sociopolitical screeds, you have a twenty-second head start in my book.

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  9. Echoing your excitement about KH3's release date on the 13th month of 2018, also been replaying the series. Data-Luxord can burn in hell, but at least I beat him. Data-Xemnas is a cheap ass bitch tho. Not looking forward to Terra's Armor.

    Also, legit impressed with the stuff I've seen with the Resident Evil 2 Remake/Reimaging. Only wondering 2 things: 1. Why haven't they announced any preorders for PC yet, and 2. if it comes to Steam, if Capcom will stop being shits and not put Denuvo on it since that DRM doesn't fucking work since 7 got cracked within a week.

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    1. I heard EPCOT was going to be a World in this game. That’d be awesome!

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  10. OT: The very obscure Nintendo arcade game, "Sky Skipper" is coming to the Switch, via the Arcade Archives.

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  11. OT: Not sure if I’m going to see incredibles 2. I haven’t even gotten through the first movie but I guess now I have to. It seems extremely overrated though. I mean, was the Tomorrowland takeover at WDW really necessary?

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    1. I enjoyed the movie. Structurally it is more or less the same as the first one. The details are different. The villain is more devious and manipulative. There are more Supers in this film as well. That said, it is still mostly a family with struggles uniting to beat the bad guy at the end. It lacks the emotional depth that Pixar was known for but it was a fun movie to watch.

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  12. "LUCKY CHARMS Strawberry Smiggles Cereal FYE Unboxing commercial Reaction Episode Review Breakfast." Kid's character Puppet Steve uses sketch comedy to pretend to review a comedy prop for adults that's a parody of a kid's cereal on an adult cartoon. If anyone can guide us through the ironic turns of this mexatextual labyrinth, speak up.

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    1. "Hey kids! Today we're going to look at Strawberry Smiggles, based on that hilarious scene from Rick & Morty! Wasn't it funny Zombie Steve?"

      "Oh! Guts gore disembowelment!"

      "Ha ha ha, that's right Zombie Steve! Rick & Morty IS for kids!"

      I haven't seen the video (and don't intend to) but Chris is a moron.

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    2. Plus the website he is sending kids to sells lots of Hentai and they prominently advertises it in their sidebars and "recommended" bar.

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    3. @Snake Joy

      At least it's better than the site featuring rape, snuff, and lactation porn that he sent his Irate Gamer fans to.
      (clarification: simulated rape, simulated snuff, actual lactation)

      He told people to check out the trailer for that "Gore Orphanage" movie that he was in (except I guess he wasn't?), and right under that trailer was "Breeding Farm". The trailer contained all that stuff, uncensored, even with gratuitous closeups.

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  13. Chris reappeared on Facebook, and wrote a long "candid" post about his ghost career. Stroking his ego that people are actually taking his book seriously and once he releases everything the haters are going to pay.

    Of course he offers no proof of this and it's completely laughable. I'm amazed he's still pursuing ghost garbage since he's openly admitted multiple times that he's losing money on it.

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    1. Yeegah... "Just wait until I can unleash my entire body of knowledge on the public. I'm going to remember the ones that have been so unkind."

      Sounds like the words of a tyrant who feels the walls closing in. But no one ever said new branches of psychology are created by years of collaborative dedication to learning and building on established knowledge.

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    2. Why would Chris pursue this crap for so long if he's lost money from it? Guess IG and Puppet Steve are attempts to recoup his losses...

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    3. He already created a new branch of psychology. What more of an impact can he have?

      In all seriousness, Chris alludes to higher-ups in the ghost hunting community suppressing the impact of Chris's book. This is a common pattern with Chris Bore-ess. James Rolfe (and later Machinima) sabotaged the Irate Gamer show and now unnamed people in the ghost hunting community are keeping Ghost Hunting 2.0 from the hands of the people. It is kind of astonishing to see the mental gymnastics that Chris will undertake to defend the low levels of success (and I am being very kind here) he has achieved.

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  14. It's pretty much Chris Bores vs. the world.

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  15. Is anyone even crazy over FNAF anymore?

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  16. So I guess irategamer.com is for sale. Strange.

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    1. not so strange. Bores didn’t register it initially so somebody hijacked it and has been holding it ransom for about $10,000. Bores had to register theirategamer.com instead.
      the funny part is that Bores has accidentally plugged irategamer.com instead, drawing attention to this.

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    2. just checked and theirategamer.com is for sale too. they’re asking $2095 (lol)

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    3. I guess it doesn't matter now since he goes by Chris Neo. Although to be honest, it kind of is a jerk move to just hold someone's website for ransom.

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  18. Sorry for my deleted comment. Anyway, haven't watched E3. I don't think I should have anyway. I find them unnecessary, as they're all just spoilers and such.

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  19. Jakks Pacific sent Chris a huge box of Incredibles II toys. Pretty clear he has not seen the movie since he is unfamiliar with a couple of the characters. Instead of demonstrating the toys he does a Box Wars where he just pulls each one out and says how cool they are. The "boat" play set is super cool because it "has a steering wheel and a gun". Then he says he will look at these toys in the WEEKS to come meaning he will probably still be doing these videos when the movie is no longer in theaters.

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    1. You know what bothers me? He thought Master Chief's armor was camo in the Pixel Pals video.

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  20. I wonder if the new Super Smash is called, "Super Smash Bros. Combat". That would be nice. :)

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  21. It's been three weeks since the last Chris Neo video. I guess we can see how well Chris's "goal" of Friday releases has turned out.

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    1. It's also 4 weeks since he promised more SMB secret zones "next time."

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    2. He claims on the Chris Neo website that he's busy with fatherhood, yet he still has time to release 5-6 Puppet Steve videos a week.

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    3. Well, Puppet Steve videos require no inspiration, research, writing or footage-gathering. Just go "Let's open this toy up and see what the toy looks like! Well, as you can see, this toy is like a tiny duplicate of the character in the movie, so they got that right."

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    4. I guess Chris reads this blog cause he just uploaded exactly that.

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    5. Yeah, I saw that. Fact remains he has missed multiple Fridays so his "goal" isn't in great shape.

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  22. new video is up

    Super Mario Bros NES Secret Hidden World H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O - Chris NEO Nintendo Game Genie Hack

    he claims he's been playing SMB since 1986, but thinks duck hunt/smb was the original cart

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    1. How many more of these stupid videos is he going to put out? Is this going to be like Skylanders all over again?

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    2. And he posted it mere hours after Edge XL's comment calling him out. You know what, at this point I'm convinced he's doing it on purpose specifically to annoy us.

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    3. Yeah, the SMB/Duck Hunt cart wasn't out until 1987 or 1988. In fact, I don't think there was a 1985 or 1986 NES bundle that included both SMB and Duck Hunt. My mom got me the Deluxe set which game with Duck Hunt and Gyromite on two cartridges. I had to use my allowance savings to get SMB. As far as I can remember, the Deluxe set was the only launch NES to have Duck hunt included. It took a couple of years for the SMB/Duck Hunt combo cart to be bundled.

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    4. I remember how confusing using ROB the robot was, and how it was much easier using the controller to play gyromite.

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    5. @MacDragard - we did that too! My friends and I played it so one person controlled the red and blue pipes and the other controlled the professor. ROB was just too much work to set up.

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    6. That's how good a system the NES was- it actually overcame R.O.B.

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    7. I think Nintendo should have re-released Gyromite with the pillar controllers on the first controller. That way you wouldn't have to play with your feet or worry about your friend being an asshole and squishing your player.

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    8. @DoubleEdgedSword2: If there isn't already a romhack that does that, there needs to be one now.

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    9. @itsmrben Here it is:

      http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2268/

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  23. There is a chance you're eligible to receive a Sony PlayStation 4.

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