Saturday, July 7, 2018

An Atari Artbook Because Nobody is Watching

Another week goes by where he doesn't make a video, leading to a two week wait. No excuse again, and "fatherhood" is still not an excuse because he posted 13(!) Puppet Steve videos in that time. Two were about cereal. I am not kidding, even when trying to hide his past, he still does stupid things from that time.

New video, and it's not the final part of Mario Game Genie. Those videos can NOT be hard to make, just put in the code and record the results.
Instead we get: Atari VCS Video Game Art Book - History of Cartridges, Flyers, Games 2600, 7800 Chris NEO
Ah jeez that is a messy title. Trying to stuff as many trending words as possible?

Video is a little under seven minutes.

"I know I like to spend a lot of time on the NES system" Redundant. Nintendo Entertainment System System? Should have done a second take Chris.
Says they're going to check out something cool for the Atari and holds up a 7800 controller. That's false advertising, he's not looking at a game.

Intro

Claims that the Atari was one of the first systems he ever "picked up and played" I don't believe you.
He shows the book. See the cover? Now look at the thumbnail Chris chose for the video. Why didn't Chris use the book's cover? Why did he go for the controversial E.T. game? Is it part of his weird clickbait strategy? "Nobody will care if I use the cover, but if I show one of the games I reviewed in the past and one that's notable" Please, it's not like anyone is watching this.

He comments that they had "the most amazing artists" do the artwork for the covers. While showing Atari 7800 games in grayscale, which do not do a good job of showing off the artwork. Dumbass Chris, could have gone with 2600 games but instead did something stupid. As usual. Not to mention his copy of Centipede has a huge rip in it. Not even a minute in...
"If you pick up any of these titles, you'll just be blasted with it" This is referring to the "cool art". Does Chris ever look over what he writes?

Blah blah blah blah...
Oh wow he brings up History of Video Games. Good thing that's dead. Why bring that up but refuse to mention Irate Gamer by name?

Oh... I see what this video is. He's done videos like this before. All he does is skim through a book and occasionally comment on something. I know he did that with an Assassin's Creed art book.
Yeah, this isn't worth covering. I'm sorry.

I think it's safe to say that "Chris Neo" has been a bust. The views have been abysmal, he barely gets comments about the videos on Facebook, the schedule has been inconsistent, even his websites are dead. As in they've been suspended.
Why did Chris even bring this back to begin with? Apparently people have been begging for it, but now that it's back, nobody is watching. Hell, it took over a month for his Thanos video to get over 10k views. Maybe people don't like this even more boring direction? Maybe people heard that Chris is a crazy conspiracy theorist and want nothing to do with that? Who knows.

Sorry for the weak post.

41 comments:

  1. That “NES System” thing is why I have a problem with people calling the Human Immunodeficiency Virus the “HIV Virus.” Wouldn’t that stand for “Human Immunodeficiency Virus Virus?”

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    1. Or ATM machine, or PIN number, or UPC code, or LCD display, etc., etc...

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    2. You know, come to think of it, why everyone okay with “Automatic Telling Machine Machine” or “Personal Identification Number Number,” but when Chris says “NES System,” that grinds your gears?

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    3. "ATM machine" and "PIN number" are common. No one ever called it an "NES system." It was either "Nintendo" or "NES".

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    4. Talking like that should be banned in every U.S. state.

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  2. He’s still deleting comments on his Chris Neo videos referencing Puppet Steve, like it’s still some secret project he wants no one to know about. Hasn’t the cat been out of the bag for two years now?

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    1. It's in his "channels" tab along with Got Game. BTW, speaking of terrible view counts... Jesus... Got Game uploaded a video 3 weeks ago that only gotten 8 views. EIGHT!

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    2. Yeah, but he still doesn’t want people to know that he’s the puppeteer. Forgot what’s his name, but when he made that video about the brief history of Irate Gamer and brought up Puppet Steve at the end, that’s when Chris all the sudden did the major overhaul of his channel.

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  3. E.T isn't really the worst game ever made. The reason it's given that title is because of a 2003 or 2004 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly. This video from Teh2Dgamer should explain more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tM4mu2lbfs

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    1. If badness is multiplied by copies sold, it's way up there.

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    2. @Harrod I find ET to at least be playable. I'd say Bubsy 3D is far worse than ET.

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    3. ET can be amusing on how much it's trying to suck! Honestly, it is bad, but not as bad as everyone says it is.

      Besides, Joueur du Grenier showed that there was a Strawberry Shortcake game on the same system that was much worse!

      And are people saying they'd rather play Ride to Hell instead?
      -_-

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  4. I think Chris Neo is proof of what most of us have known for years. Chris is a low quality content creator. His "fame" as Irate Gamer came about because of the plagiarism accusations along with YouTube executives promoting his channel. Since then Irate Gamer fizzled out along with HoVG, Irate the 80's, Haunted Investigators, Alpha Bunch, Ghost Hunting 2.0 and now Chris Neo. We are already seeing Chris lose interest in the show as he is returning to a haphazard schedule. The only successful show Chris leans heavily on a character from one of the most popular video games in the world, features toys which is an extremely lucrative segment of YouTube and most tellingly - is on a channel where Chris is afraid to show his face or even announce that he is the producer.

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    1. Are there other toy channels that don’t have any names attached?

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    2. Absolutely there are. I am not overly familiar with the toy channels on YouTube but even I know about "Cookie Swirl C" as well as "Toys and Me". They have around 8 million and 9 million subscribers respectively.

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  5. Chris did not promote the newest Chris Neo video on his Facebook page. Normally I would wonder if her forgot but he did post about it on Twitter. Why would he promote the video in Twitter but not Facebook.

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  6. Random, but there's one thing I've been wanting to ask for a while. Remember that Puppet Steve video from a long time ago where Steve does an "interview" with a Lego figure of Deathstroke? I remember BatDan calling the video insulting and one of the worst videos Chris has ever made. I have a confession to make, I know absolutely nothing about Deathstroke. I don't read comics and I never really watched the original Teen Titans show. So I don't know anything about what Deathstroke is like. What is Deathstroke like and how was Chris' portrayal of him insulting? I'm just curious.

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    1. I am not a huge comic book reader but my understanding is that Deathstroke was a soldier who underwent an experimental process to increase his strength and endurance. He can also use much more of his brain capacity than the average human. He is an intelligent villain capable of forming complicated plans and carrying them out as well as leading villain teams to against hero groups like Teen Titans. Chris portrayed Deathstroke as, "Kill! Kill! I love to kill!" He made the character extremely one dimensional who gets of on killing people.

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    2. I think that whenever Chris sees any costumed character who is cast as an antagonist and wields various firearms and other weapons, he always assumes that they want to do nothing but kill people.

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  7. I have a feeling he records the puppet Steve stuff in advance. Maybe he dedicates one day a week to film them and then one day to edit them. Most of them are short and not much effort or research is put into them. Plus, he does have a baby now so it would make sense.

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  8. Good lord, how many times can Chris describe something as “iconic”?

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    1. This is one reason we need Third Rate Gamer back- to say things like "Playing this game always gives me an iconic feeling."

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    2. I once had a word-of-the-day app that stopped updating, maybe Bores has one and it got stuck on that word?
      Hopefully he can someday transmogrify his show into something worthwhile.

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    3. I don't even think Calvin's Transmogrify Ray can do that

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    4. Bobby’s World was the closest thing we ever got to a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon. I would have liked to have seen an actual C&H cartoon but of course Bill Waterson was overprotective of his IP

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    5. "Iconic" is the new cool. I would suggest a new drinking game of taking a shot whenever he says "Iconic", but I don't want to be responsible for anyone dying of alcohol poisoning.

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    6. You can always go with 7-Up instead.

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    7. @ Isolder
      That's very benevolent of you to make a safer suggestion.

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    8. We don't want an unsafe nimiety of reasons for people to drink.

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  9. Chris talked about cereal on Puppet Steve... man, he's such a cibuphile, isn't he?

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    1. I'm guessing a misspelling of "cibophile", which literally means someone who is sexually aroused by food.

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    2. OMG TEH f00d pR0n LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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    3. My bad-- thanks. Still, Bores REALLY loves his food references, doesn't he?

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    4. There's no Keynesian vs. Austrian economics on Bores' channels- he understands what kids understand. Video games with good graphics are fun, the English alphabet, it would be cool to be a ghostbuster, some food is delicious. What adulthood his soul possesses seems only to manifest as attempts to monetize what he knows of childrens' minds.

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  10. Wasn't interested in the new Ducktales figures, but Puppet Steve informs me they look just like the characters do on the show, so off to Wal-Mart with my camping equipment.

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  11. "refuse to mention Irate Gamer by name" except of course in his Irate Gamer Returns trailer. Another thing about that trailer, he recently changed the title to "Irate Gamer Returns?! Chris NEO IS HERE! - Official Teaser Trailer". I'm pretty sure the Chris Neo part wasn't there originally.

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    1. If memory serves, the announcement didn't even say "Irate Gamer" originally. I think it said "The return of IG?" or something close to that. Chris must be desparate for views if he is willing to use the full Irate Gamer name again.

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  12. The publisher of the Atari Art Book is Dynamite Entertainment. They recently thanked Chris for the "great review". I am not saying that this was a shill video for a book that is nearly two years old but it is strange that Chris Bor-ess would interrupt his Game Genie SMB series to make a video about a nearly two year old art book.

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    1. Most likely they paid him to look at it.

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    2. It'd be funny if a Mexican sweatshop was sending him all the bootleg FNAF toys he reviews in exchange for a positive word.

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