Saturday, April 6, 2019

More Confirmation for a "Summer Return"

Finally, the weather is warming up.
So Bores posted something on Facebook, which according to my informant was done in extra big font to signify how important it is.

So yeah, further confirmation that he's doing game reviews again "this summer"
Notice how he specifically says "Irate Gamer" and not "Chris Neo" or something else. Prior to this post, he asked the people on Facebook what he should do. Classic style IG, current Chris Neo, serious stuff, "educational" stuff, and just about every fan said "classic clown classic clown". So it seems it finally penetrated his thick skull that he should keep doing the shit that was giving him views. Notice how there's 65 comments, normally his posts only get at most 4. But this and the last post asking what he should do got way more. It's almost like fans only care about that and not the other shit he does. Though the post about "Illuminati imagery on Nickelodeon" got a lot, but that's mostly people making fun of him. By the way, props to Brad Jones for including a reference to that in his Left Behind video.

Now what does this entail? Is Chris actually going to bring back Irate Gamer? When he launched "Chris Neo" he said it was the Irate Gamer's return, and as we soon saw it wasn't that at all. So is Chris going to do classic clown shit or is it "another new direction" that like Chris Neo will completely bomb because it's not what the people want. He does that so often. "Stop doing Skylanders, or put it on another channel" "Okay... no wait this sucks, more Skylanders!" Who's to say, all we can do now is wait and see.

Weirdly enough, I noticed that Chris shares some parallels with Krusty the Clown. Hear me out. Krusty is only good at one thing, entertaining kids by acting like a buffoon. Krusty's attempts at branching out often end in failure. Adult comedy he fails, serious acting roles he fails, even deviating from the clown act a bit would result in failure. For a more in-depth look at that, check out this video from TheRealJims.
Chris' only success seems to come from acting like a buffoon for kids. Irate Gamer, Puppet Steve, that's where he got the most views. Chris Neo, ghost hunting shit, Letter People, these did not catch on at all. But even then they seem to lose steam, IG went downhill, and Puppet Steve seems to be the same. Despite having over 500k subscribers, the views he gets rarely break 100k now. Hell the last video to do that was one about the Sonic movie posted March 5th. This is not healthy.

Another big question is, if Chris does indeed return to classic style IG, will the fans return too? Despite having 157k subscribers, only a small handful of those bothered to watch Chris Neo. Hard to say what will happen going forward.

That's all for me. Enjoy your Spring!

109 comments:

  1. Who knows what the Boring One will do over the next few months. Hopefully, if he does bring Irate Gamer back, his reviews are "so bad, they're entertaining" again.

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    1. If he does reboot Irate Gamer and the videos are in the "So Bad, It's Good" category, I may come out of retirement for more riffs. If the videos reek of half-assed-ness (like the story arc ones), then I won't bother.

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  2. I think the damage has been done, honestly. Most of the fans who watched Chris back in 2007 have grown up and moved on.

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  3. "Chris' only success seems to come from acting like a buffoon for kids." That and abusing popular trends for the sake of views. That's probably why Puppet Steve's popularity is dying. Because Minecraft's popularity is finally dying (correct me if I'm wrong, I just don't hear people talk about it as much these days).

    Also, remember that Chris has never been good at keeping promises. Don't be surprised if nothing is posted on Chris' IG channel, Chris is completely silent about it, and then later remarks "I've been busy this summer taking care of the kids and other priorities. I might have more time next year." Rinse, wash, repeat.

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  4. So, the premiere of MLP's final season aired today. Your thoughts?

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  5. The big font is a default that Facebook has when a post is below a certain number of characters. It wasn't Chris' doing.

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    1. I was going to point this out but you beat me to it!

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  6. That default can get annoying, can it?

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  7. I don't think he'll be happy until every game video he produces is hailed as the triumphant return of Irate Gamer. He loves the excitement of comebacks; sustaining a reasonable fraction of that energy through daily work is too big a hassle.

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  8. Angry reviewing, as a style is a dead fad. Why attempt to bring it back when there's so many more competent people who review games these days and don't hide behind greenscreen effects?

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    1. Is he finally gonna review Metroid and at the end of the video, he says "Samus is a girl!? What the fuckin' fuck!?" followed by an unfunny greenscreen joke!?

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    2. I hope he does Metroid so that our Captain N theory can finally come full circle.

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    3. He's supposed to review Superman for NES as well.

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    4. So his next review is Superman on the NES? Then after that, probably another NES game like Metal Gear or Metroid.

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    5. Yes, angry reviewing is deader than disco.

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    6. Angry reviewing died, like back in 2013 or 2014.

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    1. Already, I'm loving the beginning. "Aladdin... took an upper-decker in my toilet!" And not to mention James got a better Aladdin impersonator than Chris did with Brad Harp.

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    2. I can say this: the Genie looks more believable than Will Smith.

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    3. I guess Chris didn't own an Aladdin game set. Otherwise it would have exploded in his room.

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    5. Pretty unfunny. James is now pretty much no different than Chris. He’s got to let this old angry reviewer schtick go. I don’t get why people like this shit. Watch Silent Rob’s take down of the video. He makes several good points.

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  10. Chris made another post on Facebook. He is acting humbled by all of the support he has received for the Irate Gamer's return. A couple more details - the new IG show will focus on NES games. It also will not be like Chris NEO - which Chris now calls an experiment that did not quite reach the mark.

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  11. I can already predict his Metroid review:

    He starts off by saying that Metroid is one of the best Nintendo franchises (I didn't know) and that there are over 15 games in the series, when there are actually only 13 games, Metroid Prime 4 will be the 14th game. Then he starts up the game and incorrectly calls Samus a boy (just to build up to an unfunny joke at the end) and says the game plays like Contra or Mega Man (Another lie) and that you collect powerups hidden across the world map. (I wasn't aware of that) Then he says that not having a map or a save feature (at least we have a password system) is a bad thing and that the game is "too hard" without it. He'll then compare it to other games (the 16-bit games) and how they aren't as fun or something like that and says that it has "ass" written all over it, when compared to the other games (After all, he likes to rehash crap, from his other reviews) Then we get an unfunny joke about the first boss, then a boring 5 minute gaming montage to some crappy hard rock music and unfunny 8-bit sprites doing unfunny things. He then complains about the Metroid draining your health and rehashing the same complains about the eggplants from Kid Icarus. Then he finally arrives and Ridley and well, you can predict what kind of joke he'll make. Finally after beating Mother Brain, he says that the whole boss battle was a ripoff of the final battle from Kid Icarus. During the ending; we see that unfunny joke he was building up to, when Samus is revealed to be a girl (Chris and his sexism with females, ugh) and some unfunny greenscreen joke occurs, then he takes out the cartridge and calls it a piece of [insert vulgar bowl movement/poop joke here] and tries to destroy it with the NES Zapper, after spurting out an unfunny one liner, relating to the game, then some unfunny shenanigans occur, which prevents him from destroying the game, where some 8-bit Metroid sprites attack him and Ronnie the Skeleton shows up and says "Oh my God, are you being attacked by Metroids? Oh this is just great, I love those things!". Then the video ends as usual.

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  12. I'm kind of mixed about all this. Part of me is excited to see him finally review Metroid. However angry reviewing is a thing of the past. So many people have moved onto edited content. The real reason why Bores lost a lot of fans is that he never evolved his content like AVGN did. One thing I'll give PewDiePie credit for is that as his viewership aged he evolved his content. His newer content is much more tolerable than what he was putting out 5 years ago.

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    1. Since we know Chris reads this blog, I'm afraid he may not do Metroid since he knows we want him to. On the other hand, he may end up doing Metroid, starting the video with "Since all my fans asked for it..."

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    2. How did you feel about the Chris Neo reviews? Angry reviewing was dead then, too.

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    3. I have no issue with Chris creating more content and while he may not believe it - I would have no problem with him if he produced good quality content. The problem is that history has shown multiple times that Chris tends to half-ass his own projects and quality suffers. He had no clue as to why the Irate Gamer was featured on YouTube and his brief rise to prominence. His tendency to blame his failures on others shows he does not understand why the Irate Gamer collapsed.

      I may be in the minority here but I actually think Chris could put out better content if he was willing to work with a team. I find that his content suffers when he does all of the writing, plays all of the roles and then does all of the editing.

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  13. For Paris and Sri Lanka, I will ever stand with my people.

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  14. Why are you still at this blog? Get a life my dude

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    1. Why do you still attack this blog if you don't like it? Maybe your the one that needs to get a life.

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    2. Or are you a sock puppet account of Bores?

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    3. I wouldn't be surprised.

      Piss off, LadyBugin777!

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  15. another example of Bores' warped sense of time: in his April 10th FB post he says "Many thanks for the continued support even though I stopped doing these episodes 5 years ago!" the last episode of IG was April 22, 2016, exactly 3 years ago as of today.

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    1. I think He meant his episodes with the Story arc, the last one got uploaded on 21th April 2014

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  16. Puppet Steve review the Bucky o'Hare toys, it also show the NES cartridge. I wouldn't be surprise if Chris review the NES game on his returning Irate Gamer.

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  17. Five days ago, Eric Rodriguez, or Erod, or Blockbuster Buster, posted a video asking us to watch a documentary about Channel Awesome and its downfall. I haven’t watched it yet, so I don’t really have an opinion, I just figured you might be interested.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ttj09lid0sw

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  18. Check out this drunken look at Where's Waldo & Narc for the NES on this episode of Emunation:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMQf8El8Fvw&t=2s

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  19. Well NetherRealm committed hara-kiri...

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  20. The Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer, oh boy...

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    1. I wonder if Eggman will make bizarre and bloody paintings about how much he wants to kill Sonic?

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    2. Gangsta's Paradise?! Why?! Why does he have electric quills? Why does he look so creepy? Robotnik acts more like Jim Carrey than Robotnik. I am not a particularly big fan of Pokemon but Detective Pikachu looks far better than this IMO.

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    3. According to Jim Sterling, it’s not really a movie, it’s a product.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ssS8_y47CqE

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    4. Saw the Sonic movie trailer. Hoo-boy is right... and Jim Carrey as Robotnik/Eggman is the only positive thing I can say about it.

      As for Detective Pikachu, it looks a lot nicer, but I'm not giving in to the hype. I feel it's just going to be a rather dull movie with a lot of cliches despite all the hype. (And oftentimes, something that gets really hyped up often ends in failure, as I've noticed with Mighty No. 9 even though it's a game and not a movie.)

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    5. @Andrew Shroy Sometimes, something doesn’t really have that much hype and it’s still a failure. Look at The Quiet Man, even though that is also a game and not a movie.

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    6. Actually, I just thought up a better example, with no hype whatsoever. How about the GEICO Caveman sitcom?

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    7. The movie has been delayed to February 14, 2020 to redesign Sonic.

      Speaking of movie delay, Boring Man made a clickbait video from his Puppet Steve channel, titled "Sonic the Hedgehog Movie CANCELLED?! The Backlash, Trailer Review & MEME Reaction!". Damn, he purposely doing this for view count.

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  21. Boring Man's another face exposure at Puppet Steve's tabletop mini arcade cabinets (skip to 6:49). Video archived just in case he cut that part or delete the entire video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQxtCDIb2YU

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  22. If James is still making AVGN episodes, why can't Boring Man still make IG epsiodes!? Sure, James is 10X more talented than Chris, but why should IG stop? His show is so bad it's good, when dissected and commentated on. Chris is like the Tommy Wiseau of bad video game reviewing/acting.

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    1. Nobody said Chris cannot make more IG episodes. Given his history, however, I do not see the new IG to be a quality series.

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    2. My prediction is that there won't be any new videos. August will come around and he'll make some excuse about being busy with his family. Meanwhile, he'll make a metric shit-ton of Pubba Steve videos.

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    3. That's because James Rolfe actually cares about his series! Boring man can't even be arsed to make one video!
      -_-

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    4. Also, James does more than just AVGN. He does James and Mike Mondays and Cinemassacre Video Rental Reviews. All Boring Man does is stupid ass Puppet Steve videos and Minecraft is deader than disco, it seems.

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  23. And Linkara has thrown his hat in with KickVic.
    Why am I not surprised?

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    1. This is the first time I’ve ever seen someone be so critical of Linkara. Especially strange since he’s actually commented on this very blog a few years ago.

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    2. Back to Linkara, I thought he already threw his hat in a few weeks ago.

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    3. I'm more concerned about what Kaylyn's going to do after this is over and she inevitably loses the case. She's clearly lost her mind at this point.

      Wasn't she kicked out of her home as a child once, or did she leave on her own? I forget which, but I recall Kaylyn talking a bit about this a while ago. It's clear she's had a very bad childhood and poor upbringing.

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    4. You have to realize that this is the same MarzGurl who made a tribute film to a predator, whom she adamantly claims she didn't know he was one. Even now, she won't take it down, due to the number of views and praises she got for it. She says it would unfair to everyone who worked on it, despite how they now feel about that person who turned out to be a predator.

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    5. We used to respect Marzgurl, but now, she has become exactly what she sought to fight! I will NEVER forgive her!
      >.<#

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  24. Gawker Media was brought down by Hulk Hogan. Will ANN (Anime News Network) be brought down by Vic Mignogna? One can only hope.

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    1. Why stop at ANN? I wanna see someone bring down Buzzfeed!

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    2. I also hate BuzzFeed. It's gotta go, too.

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  25. Hoo-boy... looks like another voice actor is in big trouble. And this one is beyond shocking. (But do always take stories like these with a grain of salt.)

    https://pagesix.com/2019/05/03/winnie-the-pooh-voice-star-accused-of-rape-by-ex-wife/?utm_source=FCFacebook&utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&fbclid=IwAR0OPOLk6EGQkluK-TuAfev-SwPGE--GwPGqv6cF8d0MEKOTQBCkSlOW37o

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    1. I think we have enough on our plate on news like this, thank you. Just leave this between the accuser and accused.

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    2. The more this goes on, the less highly I think of women in general.

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    3. UPDATE: Jim Cummings emerged victorious.
      https://boundingintocomics.com/2019/05/11/star-wars-and-disney-voice-actor-jim-cummings-appears-to-claim-victory-after-his-ex-wife-accused-him-of-sexual-assault/?fbclid=IwAR0m5sM0a1P7HlIO11y-vY8-PoMhECntUTuom-tjglownd5DbLjrGJyn7LM

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    4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M

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  26. Wouldn’t it be crazy if he brings the character back and he now knows lots about games and every criticism has been answered?

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    1. If that ever happens, then James Rolfe will be crucified and accused of knowing nothing about video games!

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  27. From what I know about MarzGurl, she cites Jim Cummings as her voice acting idol.

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  28. This was one of the comments on Chris' post:

    === Did you see the new avgn Chris the 1st thing I thought of was your Aladdin review ===

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  30. New Nerd: PepsiMan

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VdVP2XxV3QU

    This comment section refuses to let me post hyperlinks.

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    1. How long before Bores accuses James of ripping him off by talking about Yo Noid, Cool Spot, and Kool-Aid Man?

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    2. Which is funny, considering James mentions Yo! Noid and Spot (albeit the NES game) in his McKids review as well, even though it came out a year before the internet knew of Chris Bores...

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  31. Did Namco's 1985 Arcade game "Metro-Cross" inspire Pepsiman?

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=MazUNpn-0nk

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  32. So how about that ProJared scandal? Looks like he has lost about 65,000 subscribers today (according to SocialBlade).

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    1. I kinda liked his stuff. Sad, really.
      Fame is destructive.

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    2. He proclaimed himself to be a "male feminist". If any man admits to being that, nine of out ten times, he has quite a bit of Skeletons in his closet.

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    3. It's so bad that even DSP is making fun of ProJared.

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    4. At least DSP can be genuinely funny (his "you worthless humans" video leaves me in stitches).

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    5. Who do you think is the guilty culprit? Cause I found a video saying that Trisha Peytus is a terrible person. I decided not to watch it because life is too sweet to be darkened by the amount of thumbnails I’ll eventually be force fed by YouTube’s algorithm.

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    6. Never mind my previous comment. It turns out Trisha has no involvement with the ProJared thing. I kinda jumbled them together because I wasn’t paying proper attention to the H3 podcast that featured both of those events.

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  33. First PatTheNesPunk (calling non-Diablo Immortal fans "Entitled Babies") and now this.

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    1. What a piss poor joke/comparison. fail harder.

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    2. Irate Gamer, is that you?

      P.S. Pat Contri is a white knight, too.

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  34. So far it's as if only Micah Curtis and James have maintained their decency.

    What is it about fame/content-making and scandal/being PC?

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    1. What about Happy Console Gamer? AFAIK, he's never done anything controversial...

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    2. That is true.

      In fact, Guru Larry has been keeping his nose clean, too.

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  35. Remember back when these posers said Pokémon was dead?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JG-4n75U7u0

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  36. Wait, Irate Gamer's making a comeback?

    I don't know whether to be morbidly shocked or laugh my ass off at how Chris will fail epically.....again.

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  37. Can someone explain to me what is up with Mike Matei? Does he no longer work on AVGN episodes?

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    1. Well, it's those Screenwave slobs who write the AVGN episodes now, and they aren't very good.

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    2. Yeah, I get that but does this mean Mike only works on James & Mike Mondays now?

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    3. Actually, Mikey still does Rental Reviews with those fatasses, too.

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    4. Actually, the last two recent AVGN epsiodes weren't that bad.

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    5. I felt the Pepsi Man gag was overplayed in much the same way we have criticized Chris Bore-ess in his Irate Gamer videos. To each their own though.

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    6. Yeah, it was sort of reminiscent of Boring Man having Kool-Aid man break in four times in an 8 1/2 minute video.

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    7. Unless it's a very, VERY, subtle mockery of Chris doing said gig...

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    8. Pepsi Man turning everything into Pepsi did get old. At least his Aladdin Deck Enhancer review was better.

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  38. Have a look at the top ten NES game over screens:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tA1Z7TThxM

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