Monday, June 12, 2017

Fan Testimonial from Prince Mario

Hi.
While I'm still retired from covering Bores, I will still post former fan testimonials. Here's one from Prince Mario.
If you have a testimonial you wish to submit, please let me know.

Hello to all of BatDan's readers I'm a somewhat popular youtuber by the name of PrinceMario (You can view my channel right here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz2fQphFH9QoFaYyvpO8fbw) In this post I'm going to tell my story on how I used to love Chris Bores when I was 10-12 and how I grew to hate the guy.

It all started back in 2009. I was just 10 years old at the time and we still had dial up because we couldn't afford wifi. Back then there were certain sites like YouTube that I had just discovered and found it to be the most amazing thing ever. I started looking up videos on Super Mario Bros 2 because I always wanted to know how the NES Mario games were (keep in mind that Mario 64 was the first Mario game I played so I didn't know a whole lot about NES) and the first result was Irate Gamer's Super Mario Bros 2 video. At the time I loved it because I was a huge Mario fan and I loved random humor. I also found his jaws and back to the future reviews and found them funny, 

At that point I was an Irate Gamer fan. I wasn't the kind of IG fan who would go and attack AVGN fans (I didn't know who AVGN was at the time) but I was just a casual fan who enjoyed his work. I would show my cousins at family gatherings Bores' reviews and they would find them funny. Just keep in mind I didn't know as much about retro gaming as I do now so at the time I thought Mario 2, Ghost and Goblins, and Contra were bad games because Bores said it. 

This all changed about a year later when I discovered the AVGN. I discovered his Ninja Turtles review and saw the date it was posted and thought that Bores directly stole from that video. Then I went and watched more videos by James Rolfe (Back To The Future, Mario is Missing, etc). However at the time I still enjoyed both Bores' and Rolfe's works and just thought they were similar.

Then in 2011 Bores posted an E3 video on him blowing up Ubisoft because he wasn't allowed to attend the conference and that was the first video by him that I hated. Then it got even worse. In 2012 James Rolfe posted a video promoting a Cheetahmen II kickstarted that got a lot of hate. At the time I didn't care too much about the video because I try not to get involved in internet wars (I didn't with the war between IG fans and AVGN fans).

However right when the whole flame war was going on Bores posted a video titled Ebegging The Spoof and I hated that video so much I unsubscribed from IG and totally lost all respect for him. After that I completely forgot about him.

That is until 2014 when he posted a 40 minute video attacking James Rolfe and this point is where I found the IG sucks blog. I started reading every post on the blog and going back to Bores's videos and thinking 'how did I find this funny." I then found I can't believe it's not AVGN and DoubleEdgedSowrd's take on the videos and that was where I found Bores entertaining to watch again. The guy's text commentaries were s o enjoyable. I also found the Third Rate Gamer and loved him and I wish he could make more stuff. 

Then afterward I started reading the blog until Bores called it quits. Now will Bores come out of retirement or put something that's worth ripping on. We don't know. That is my full story thanks to Batdan for letting me share this.

203 comments:

  1. Thanks to batdan for putting this up. If you guys have any concerns I'll be more than happy to answer them.

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    1. Does your princess get kidnapped often and you have to rescue her? Ha.

      Jokes aside, hmm, seems like most of the people found Irate Gamer by his SMB 2 video. Most likely because at that time, YouTube has been featuring him heavily (like how some videos persistently appears on your recommended list).

      And yep, I also hated that Ubisoft video. If it is done today, it's going to be much more damaging to his rep.

      Just one question though: When you used to be his fan, did you comment on his videos? What kind of responses will he give, like is it "Cool, thanks for the comment!" or something else? I'm just curious.

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    2. I never commented on his videos at the time because I wasn't allowed to have a YouTube account back in 2009 so I had to use my older brother's account.

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  2. I watched Irat Gamer's 3-hour commentary on Bores and it was great. His second one got blocked, by the fucking bastards at ShoPro! Seriously, fucking YouTube is getting worse with this DMCA bullshit! Fucking fair use is dead!

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  3. Very interesting testimony, Prince Mario. Regrettably, there hasn't been a whole lot from Boring Man besides all this puppet nonsense and masturbatory FNAF videos, and the CB Network has been dormant for some time. I will have to check out your channel sometime, but for now; I'm watching some E3 coverage. Nintendo has not only given some great new looks at Super Mario Odyssey, but more on the new Kirby as well as some real new Metroid games. Metroid Prime 4 and Metroid Samus Returns, to be precise. Been a while, but I've been busy with school and Breath of the Wild, among other things. Also, with Splatoon and Pokkén getting new games on the Switch, I'm practicing for the new ones on the originals. Sony and Microsoft also had good shows, and I am very excited for what lies ahead.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment and yes my content is a hell of a lot better than anything Bores has put out.

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    2. Steven, I'd say Nintendo won E3 this year, but the lack of third party support is definitely something to be concerned about. If the Switch doesn't get good third party support, the console is dead and Nintendo is finished as a hardware company. I don't care how much money they have in the bank. No one will ever trust them again, just like when people lost all faith in Sega. The asinine attempts to keep the Genesis alive and Bernie Stolar's "brilliant" idea on killing the Saturn made consumers and developers lose all faith in Sega and the same thing will happen with Nintendo if the Switch fails. The Dreamcast was a great system, but sadly it was too late for Sega at that point. And hopefully the games aren't gimped. Because nobody will buy the shit version of the games, like what happened with the Wii U.

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    3. I know. Stolar had multiple foul-ups that make me glad he's no longer working for Sega (he has done somewhat better at Mattel); and though I agree that the long-term is something I am keeping in mind, the short-term seems to be all right. Most likely, provided I have the money and I'm actually able to find one; I still intend to see if I can get a Switch for Christmas or my 26th birthday. I don't know how Skyrim or FIFA will fare compared to their counterparts; but I am interested to see how developers make use of the console as well. I don't plan on playing those versions with the same expectations I would have on their competitors. Even though Sony didn't have any big hardware reveals, I am glad to see the Insomniac Spider-Man game moving forward; as well as a remake of Shadow of the Colossus, one of my all-time favorite PS2 games. Most likely, I will probably get Horizon Zero Dawn once the new expansion goes live. As for Microsoft: the Xbox One X (formerly Project Scorpio) does look impressive, but the price tag of $500 is a bit of a deterrent for me right now. Still, the concept of being the most powerful console ever does intrigue me for what can be done with it. That, and there is something that amuses me about the Crackdown 3 spot with Terry Crews and bringing back the original Xbox controller (the "Duke") that was as big as my head. I am also glad that the 3DS will be supported past 2018, since there have been games I've been wanting to play on it for ages and many others. Even though I still miss Iwata, I submit Kimishima has risen admirably to the occasion and in filling his senior's shoes.

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    4. Hopefully, any third party games you play won't be horribly gimped like Watch Dogs, Sniper Elite V2, Batman: Arkham Origins on the Wii U. Also, I really wouldn't bother with the Xbox One X, Microsoft basically lied to their consumers and it doesn't seem as capable as they made it out to be, the console is also very expensive, and you get NO exclusives on it. You can basically just get every Xbox One game on the PC. If you have a good PC, there's really no point in investing in an overpriced and over hyped console. Also, I was going to be getting the PS4 Pro, but there are rumors Sony might release the PS5 next year, so I'll probably be passing on the Pro and getting the PS5 more than likely. There's really no point in getting a next gen refresh if the true next gen is coming out and I think Microsoft will slowly leave the console race and move fully into PC. I just hope Nintendo doesn't port every single one of their first party games over from the Wii U. The Switch already has that stigma of being called "The Wii U 2.0.".

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  4. It seems a fair number of IG fans found him through their curiosity of retro video games and without context they were unable to separate the BS from the "review". Out of curiosity, Prince Mario, did you believe the slowed down star in the SMB2 video really was that slow? Did the History of Video games series leave an impression on you?

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    1. I did at first but then I played the game for the first time and that's when I stopped trusting Chris Bores. I was never a huge fan of the History of Video Games series and I never liked how there was only one episode a year. I could probably get to the Wii in the same time it took him to get to the Oddesey.

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    2. Seven years and Boring Man only managed to get up to the Intellivision.

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    3. What was even the point of History of Video Games. We all know he's not a gamer and he got so many things wrong in those videos (Al Acorn, saying Nolan Bushnell wasn't in the odyssey confrence, getting the release date of the Atari 2600 wrong etc).

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    4. I kinda hoped it would continue, to see if he'd try to keep up his "Genesis was released to compete with SNES" story.

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    5. Hell, as I expected; the Switch launch came and went and he never got to the NES. The pacing was definitely one of the many problems with the series; along with the inane sketches and bad jokes (if he thought Atari Hangman was filthy, Custer's Revenge would have blown his mind). That, and judging consoles that were made in the 1970s by modern standards was tremendously dumb (Odyssey and Channel F being notable offenders). He even teased getting to Pac-Man before all this puppet fuckery began and became his main focus.

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    6. Heck, it was pretty much proved that he's NEVER finish the series to begin with. HOVG was dead in the water from it's very inception. He should've killed if off years ago.

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    1. Hey, don't be so presumptuous! It looks like malware....so maybe the poster is actually Chris with a new 'special treat' for his fans! ;)

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  6. So is anyone excited for Universal breaking ground on Super Nintendo Land? It's only going to be in Japan for now but there's rumor that they're also bringing it to Orlando and Hollywood. One of the attractions will be a Mario Kart ride

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    1. Yeah, looks like it's going to be a lot of fun.

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  7. To give you another idea why I'm done with even Puppet Steve, his latest video is on a custom FNAF Fidget Spinner. There's only so much cancer I can take.

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    1. I don't blame you, those things are obnoxious to me; and even with more of this stuff coming, every time I just check his channel; the content seems indistinguishable from one video to another. Shame, because I actually find puppetry a rather interesting medium. Jim Henson, he is not.

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    2. At this point it's pointless because it's like complaining about how shitty pop music sounds when you're into classical/metal.

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    3. That, and every single video is the same. Watch one video and you've seen all of them.

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    4. StevenPR-92: Check out the 'Glove & Boots' puppet channel on YouTube if you haven't already. They're funny for all ages without being inappropriate for kids, and when they livestream it's often REALLY funny.

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    5. Thank you Harrod, I'll look into it. I'm also excited for the Netflix prequel to The Dark Crystal, which is not only going to be using puppetry; but is also going to be worked on by many of the people who did the original movie.

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  8. Oh and Zombie Steve got a new separate channel.

    Might be relatively better, if the main show is anything to go by.

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    1. he's labelled it a kids toy learning unboxing...who in the fuck would learn anything from boring man?

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    2. We should get the Puppet Steve fans to know about Bores's past on YouTube and we'll expose him so badly that puppet steve will go downhill.

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    3. These are five year olds you're talking about. They're get older and forget about him. Besides, you can't keep shitting out the same content all the time. It's all the same with Puppet Steve.

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    4. Bores has already been exposed as Puppet Steve. Most people who might have cared had already moved on.

      Don't worry, Puppet Steve will die faster than Irate Gamer. The show has no real vision and the production values are extremely lazy. And this time Bores won't have the infamy and mass exposure from YouTube to boost him

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    5. Yeah, I can see Puppet Steve going the same way IG did; albeit at a much faster rate. The kids that watch his mugging will move onto other content creators and not look back on this fondly at all. It is entirely possible to make toy reviews interesting as a subject matter (I really enjoyed Ashens' lambasting of his least favorite Pop figurines, a line he's made no secret of his dislike for); but I can telegraph every new video Boring Man makes with these puppets: toy gets unveiled, toy gets vaguely described ("reviewed" is generous at best), Puppet Steve and sometimes Alex or Zombie Steve try and fail at hijinks; lather, rinse and repeat. While Chris' other content was pretty bad too; at least the other stuff on "CB Network" was all uniquely bad (Irate the '80s, Pursuit of the Paranormal and the Artistic License History of Video Games, among others). There's only so many times that I can deal with all this puppet nonsense before they all blur together.

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    6. And once Puppet Steve dies, Bores is finished on YouTube and I guess it's going to back to ghosts and worshiping Alex Jones. Bores only got lucky with IG, thanks to AVGN on YouTube and many people jumping on the bandwagon. Now with angry reviewing almost a dead fad, Bores has nothing to fall back on once Puppet Steve fails. At least with IG, the content was different. But with Puppet Steve, just watch one video and you've seen them all. It's all the same thing over and over again. Also, Steven, it's for the best to ignore Puppet Steve. I wouldn't even bother watching anymore of his videos. They're all the same and there's only so much cancer a person can take. Also, while I never really cared for the whole "angry reviewing" fad, I will say this and you might agree with me.

      IG: Irrelevant.
      Puppet Steve: Irrelevant.
      Ghosts: Irrelevant.
      Alex Jones: Irrelevant.

      Bores is one hundred percent irrelevant and beyond the point of not caring at all. And hey, IG's no longer bashing good games anymore and doing scumbag shit (JewWario's disrespect and "Opening Up video shit). It's pretty much time to let it go now. Bores is worth caring about and to me, he's just a smile little flea on the dog that is YouTube. Completely irrelevant and not worth caring about.

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  9. I only come back to this blog every once in a while to see if BatDan finally decided to quit.

    Still going on with these 'fan testimonies' because you somehow believe people care about Bores and a few people he mislead about 'vidya gamez'.

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    1. There's a reason we have testimonies from former fans of his. People don't like to be betrayed by people who they idolize.

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    2. It happens. He got lied to by somebody he shouldn't have idolized. Tough.

      Why keep blabbing about something that happened years ago from somebody the internet has long forgotten about?

      I only bother asking because I still want to know what goes through BatDan's head when he still makes these posts?

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    3. Obviously a part of you cares, otherwise you wouldn't keep coming back and posting at all.

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  10. I wonder what Bores thinks about the Lucky Charms shake at Burger King.

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    1. "Face it guys, milkshakes are ruined!"

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  11. "HEY KIDS! PUPPA STEVE HERE TO SAY I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU ANYMORE! I'M MAKING LOTS OF MONEY ON MY NEW CHANNEL AND I DON'T NEED TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES ANYMORE! DARN IT ZOMBIE STEVE! DON'T EAT MY MIDDLE FINGER! I NEED IT TO FLIP OFF MY OLD FANS!"

    I posted a comment like this on the Duck Hunt video a few months back and he seems to have deleted it. Interesting. He's not putting any more videos on that channel, yet he's still deleting comments on it. Kind of weird, considering their's still A LOT of hate comments on his last couple of videos.

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  12. Pixel Pals Fire Mario & MegaMan 8-bit video Game statues SMB3 Light up PDP

    How many times can he say "cool" in a 1:49 video?

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    1. I realize this is incredibly nitpick but why bother using the Zelda melody for Mario? Chris should have used the Fire Flower sound effect when lighting up Mario.

      Also odd that he showed Solar Blaze Mega Man which Chris did correctly say comes from Mega Man 10 but he shows the original Mega Man NES cartridge.

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  13. For those who didn't understand James' Xmas episode with Keith Apicary last year (myself included), he did a commentary and addresses the criticism.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRSMq_QNvOA

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    1. It's really sad that he had to address the criticism with another video. Sometimes he is going to make things we don't like. I never liked the Christmas episode where he took on the role of the Grinch. I just moved on.

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  14. It's official; Puppet Steve has surpassed the Irate Gamer channel in number of subscribers.

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  15. I'm gonna assume your cousins aren't fond of him anymore.

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  16. This is very belated as I have been having, woefully, difficulty commenting on blogs, I type this at a computer at the laundromat, but sad to see this blog more or less end, hope you publish more testimonials, i would contribute one but it would probably be too brief and more appropriate as a comment. Also, despite any criticisms I or anyone has about Pubta Steve, (or the video I am about to mention), it was nice to see him bust out those NES games in that recent video. (I vaguely recall wishing Bores would do something like that in a comment on here at some point).

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  17. https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1CC8KDCGJN2ON/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=151710212X

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    1. I believe Chris is guilty of fraud.

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  18. New Nerd:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zbAoITuMqg4

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  19. The Irate Gamer show is a more reliable source for information than CNN.

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  20. Nobody probably cares, but Chris' website seems to be gone. RIP waste of space.

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    1. I think he might've taken it down himself. The domain isn't set to expire until November.

      https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=chrisbores.com

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    2. The URL says "suspended". Did Chris not pay the hosting Bill?

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    3. On that note, Pursuitoftheparanormal.com is also down.

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    4. Weird, he just renewed that one this February.

      I'll be honest here: if Chris REALLY wants to get away from his past and focus on the puppet show completely, he should just rip the Band-Aid off and close the CB Network account already.

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    5. My guess is he's too lazy to delete it!
      -_-

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  21. In general, the most frustrating thing about video games these days is how it takes 3-4 months just to beat just one game, specifically one in the action/adventure or rpg genre. I mean, unless you're a basement dwelling troll, who has that kind of time?

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  22. The Collingwood Arts Center has removed the ghost hunting section from its website. While Chris did do a charity ghost event there last year it seems that his ghost hunts at that location are severely diminished. In fact, the CAC website seems to be debunking Chris on the About page:


    "Contrary to the opinions of various paranormal enthusiasts, very few incidents of paranormal activity have been witnessed by the residents. Although "orbs" (said to be a deceased person's energy or life force) can be captured in photographs quite routinely, the mysterious sounds and visions of ghosts reported on various websites are rarely, if ever, credibly documented. If such paranormal activity exists, it merely adds to the unique flavor and ambience of one of the largest and oldest structures in Toledo's historic Old West End."

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  23. Finally out of the standstill with NEW FAIRY TALE. Trying to build up the bestiary. Currently at 60 enemies in total.

    Graphics and sprites are the main focus at this stage.

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    1. I don't think it was ever completely "gone", but he seems to be getting rid of it in an odd way. He's trying to delete the site by manually removing pieces of the pages, instead of deleting the whole thing. The header with links and footer are on what is otherwise a blank Wordpress site.

      Not surprising that he can't even delete a file or account correctly. What's left of his site has two links to "Pursuit of the Paranormal". One says "Pursing Paranormal" and the other says "Paranormal Pursuit".

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  25. I just noticed that the Zombie Steve channel is stuck at four videos and he has not updated in a month. What was the point of making that channel?

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    1. To get all excited about, and promote, something that it turns out he wasn't prepared to follow through on.

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    2. Update: There is a fifth Zombie Steve video. "Thomas & Friends MINIS DC Super Friends Mighty Mash Up Trains Gift Pack Unboxing Zombie Steve." The most noteworthy thing is that he's not reviewing multiple product lines- there exist actual brand-synergy toys based on both Thomas the Tank Engine and DC characters.

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  26. Super Mario Bros K'nex Series 9 Knex Building Block Blind Bag Action figures Case Unboxing

    I left a comment on this video saying:
    "This set is the perfect predecessor to the Series 8 box."

    I'm surprised it's still up.

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  27. Spoony has tweeted that he is out of money and on the verge of losing his house.

    https://twitter.com/TheSpoonyOne/status/889232247999651840

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    1. Why am I not surprised? I guess that's the price for constantly dodging his fans' request for new content!
      -_-

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    2. Not to crap on someone's misfortunes but if what he's doing isn't paying the bills, then he needs to either change what he's doing or get a "regular" job to help supplement his internet career.

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  28. Seriously? This blog is still active? The whole AVGN vs IG wars is very ridiculous.

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    1. Dude... read the post immediately before this one. BatDan quit, because Chris quit on his fans. The blog is only staying up for archival purposes.

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    2. And this blog has never been about AVGN vs IG.

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    3. @JoseRivera - Oh, hai, fanboy! Did you not realize that this blog was NEVER about AVGN vs IG, but rather, IG's other problems? Like how he sucks at playing a game? Or his constant research failure? Or his random stuff that almost has nothing to do with whatever he's talking about?

      Besides, like itsmrben said, BatDan stopped because Chris abandoned his fans for his Puppet Steve crap, which isn't really worth riffing due to how formulaic it is. :D

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    4. A) no it's not really active, other than yeah it's still here.

      B) It never was AVGN vs IG, it was all about how bad IG was.

      C) Calling it a "war" is quite kind, more like a colossal a## kicking. There was never a "war" because IG never came close to AVGN's status.

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    5. @Andrew Schroy I'm not a IG fanboy, nor am I a fan. I'm not into popular youtubers. I did not know this blog was archived.

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  29. off-topic: Anyone interested in some NES/SNES/Genesis flash carts?

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    1. (email me if interested, my address is on my profile)

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  30. I thought this would be more worthy of sharing. This person bought Chris's book over a year ago and she said it was supposed to come with a free DVD and she said that she never received the DVD. Here's a link to the review.
    https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Hunting-2-0-Breaking-Ground/product-reviews/151710212X/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_summary?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=byRankDescending

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    1. This was already brought up back in January. I don't think Chris will receive repurcussions though. He's so insignificant that Amazon doesn't have time to deal with him.

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  31. A new Puppet Steve video-- this time, on The Emoji Movie. A movie that had a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. (Yes, it's that crappy.)

    And the title? "The Emoji Movie Toys Action Figure Collectible Set Game Hi-5 Poop Smiler Jailbreak unboxing." Gotta love 'em word salad titles!

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    1. I saw The Emoji Movie. Don't watch it. I'm warning all of you. Don't watch that garbage. I think I lost half of my brain.

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    2. The movie sucks, but Puppet Steve's review is well worth watching for its flawless word economy: "Oh man, I can't wait to see this movie, and I can't wait to open these figures! Because these are all based on all the characters that appear IN the movie!"

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    3. Shaolin Dave: This. Heck just look at various adaptation films that tend to be rightfully panned. The Last Airbender and Dragon Ball Evolution, unlike Bayformers never did get a sequel, plus there's not even a present sign of them continuing, cause obviously people heeded the advise of don't got.

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    4. And the idiots at Sony Pictures thought this would be worth watching over Popeye? You've got to be kidding me!
      -_-

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  32. Phelous, Obscurus Lupa, Cinema Snob and Happy Harry just made fun of Irate Gamer again in their recent review of an Ali Baba cartoon.

    (jump to 38:10 and watch)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4jIhsA_U9A

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  33. off-topic: I participated in Ludum Dare again. click here to play our game.

    The theme was "running out of power". Our game, "last bot standing" is about evading enemy robots as their batteries drain. The enigre game was made by a team of three in just a little under three days.

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  34. I left a comment on Puppet Steve's video saying "What a piece of Cowabunga Sheeit." I'm wondering how quickly it'll take for him to delete it.

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  35. Chris updated his FB for the first time in a while. He's now putting family first and is now a father to a baby girl. Congrats to him!

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  36. If Chris or Linda happens to read this, I want to say congratulations for the new baby! Welcome to fatherhood! Be ready for your daughter to walk all over you for the rest of your life. :)

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  37. OT: What's everyone's thoughts on the MLP movie? Will it live up to the hype when it gets released October 6... or will it crash and burn like Foodfight!, Norm of the North, and The Emoji Movie?

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    1. Nothing will ever crash and burn like Foodfight. No movie was ever so botched, cursed, misbegotten, unnecessary, painful to watch, and in the end ignored by everyone but bad film rubberneckers.

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  38. Someone posted on Bores' FB status regarding the birth of his daughter saying:

    "I bet you can't wait to show her the ropes of being a vainglorious plagiarist with delusions of grandeur."

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    1. That's just plain mean. Whatever horrible things Bores may have done, let him share the news about the birth of his child without having to deal with drama

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    2. I agree. It's one thing to make fun of Bores' videos, but his personal life should be left alone.

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    3. Thank you guys cause I can tell you Christopher is so proud of his new daughter and we are all so happy with her birth. My new granddaughter is beautiful and a true blessing to our family. Thank you both for the nice comments so very much appreciated. Take care, God Bless :D

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    4. No one here ever wished ill on Chris. I hope you remember that, 'Ladybuggin'. The criticism was of the content - it was not personal attacks. I'm sure most if not all commenters here would no more criticise Chris the human being than they would pretend to blow up a software developer or make repulsive comments about a victim of suicide and mental illness.

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    5. And a P.S.- congrats to Chris and his family. Despite his transgressions I think the fella has a good heart and with his childlike sense of fun is probably a fantastic dad. Certainly better than I had - of course, having taken the piss out of me having abusive parents, you'd see why I'd value that Ms.Buggin.

      Nah, fuck it. I'm not sour enough to end this comment on that. Congratulations, Chris and I hope you and your family are very happy together. One thing I'll say for you, you were born to be a 'fun dad'. A big, embarrassing goofball of a dad. I'd bet that's probably the best kind of dad to be. All the best.

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    6. Okay, I gotta call bullshit on "No one here ever wished ill on Chris."

      Yeah, total bullshit. There have been a TON of personal attacks on Bores here on this blog. Yeah, some was actually constructive criticism. A lot of it definitely was not.

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  39. Some sad news-- Emer Prevost, aka Hellsing920, has passed away.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkpXAeTdbpY

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    1. That is really shocking. I mean it comes to no surprise that he had health issues, but he just released a video only a week ago. I used to follow his videos up until he was initially kicked off of YouTube for Copyright claims. He will be missed.

      It's a reminder to enjoy your life while you can because you don't know how much longer you'll live.

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    2. Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't he used to post here at least a couple of times?

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    3. Would have watched, but the Blob is involved.

      Still, I'm sorry to hear.

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    4. He used to do a lot of game reviews initially back when angry reviewing was a fad until he was initially kicked off of YouTube. I started watching him back when he did his Epic Rants and Fanboy Chronicles, but a lot of haters tried to get him kicked off of YouTube by filing false copyright claims against him and they even hacked and fucked up his website. When he came back, he started doing primarily reaction and review videos of random B horror and Sci-fi flicks and just bad movies in general. If you watched some of his videos though, you could tell he was no fan of Doug Walker and the cast at Channel Awesome.

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  40. So there's actually a far FAR worse YouTube celebrity now:

    Riley J Dennis

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  41. Joseph Bologna, an actor, writer, and director known for his role in 1982’s “My Favorite Year” and for his long collaboration on stage and screen with wife Renée Taylor, has died after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 82.

    I only mention this as I'm in the middle of watching Rags To Riches on DVD. I also liked his guest spots on Married With Children.

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  42. Chris has opened an Etsy shop for Puppet Steve merchandise. As of now you can buy a fidget spinner with either Puppet Steve or Zombie Steve's face on it or preorder a Puppet Steve Lego mini-figure. https://www.etsy.com/shop/PuppetSteve

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    1. These things look like absolute garbage! The face and hands have different colors, and appear to be made of different materials.

      "(These will be shipped in 1-2 weeks as they are currently on back order!)"... yeah, "on backorder", as usual you're not fooling anyone but yourself.

      I'm not surprised at all that he's selling fidget spinners. If there's a fad that requires no creativity on his part, you can bet he'll try to profit from it. From the looks of it, he just printed up some pictures and glued them on.

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    2. And that is leaving out the fact that Chris does not have the rights to either Steve or the Minecraft zombie. Microsoft might have something to say about that but with only 32 sales so far, they might not think it's worth the effort, There was a video on the Puppet Steve channel marketing the fidget spinners and he called them "rare". I suppose he is correct on that one...

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  43. New AVGN episode on Game Boy accessories.

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    1. That episode really brought back the spirit of classic AVGN. If only Boring Man can make a video as good as that.

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    2. One of the best Nerd episodes (so far) of 2017!

      I didn't realize just how many accessories the Game Boy had... though I did know of the camera and printer. And of course, the Super Game Boy, even though it's really an SNES accessory.

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    3. I actually had the first light he showed, it actually didn't work very well, it unevenly lit and left a huge glare.
      I think I knew someone who had that stupidly large back. it was horrible.
      I also used to have an unofficial camera for the GBA, it allowed you to save photos to a computer.
      There's also and unofficial Game Boy to NES adapter.

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    4. I remember having one of those magnifying accessories. All I can remember is just how much I hated it! But I did know someone who had a Game Boy Camera!
      ^-^

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  44. OT: BTW, anyone on this blog fans of a site called Game Show Garbage (aside from me)? Well, the Blob (as Radio White Base/DLAbaoaqu calls him) actually did an RAR on the site and its founder, Cyndi Seidelman.

    Not sure what your reaction will be if and when you see this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riLCy8CPKbA

    And here is Asa mocking Cyndi. Again, don't think you'd be too happy about this.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hClW5l8MNDQ

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    1. I'm a fan of GSG. I'm not sure what the point of the video was. It was mostly nit-picking and gratuitous transgender jokes. Seidelman's videos may not be of the highest caliber, but I feel that's part of the "charm", for lack of a better term.

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    2. Yeah, I don't understand Asa's video either. On top of that, it's gotten A LOT of (not-very-deserving) positive feedback. And that bit regarding Jim Williams' death... UGH... it's just as bad as HomeOfTheGoodGuys/MTN Productions wanting to "take over" the Reaction & Review series after Emer Prevost/Hellsing920 passed away.

      Oddly enough, Cyndi said she wasn't that bothered by Asa's video...

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    3. i saw it cindi has conversation with asa to clarify something about him being transgender vid dint bother me much probaly cause he spent more time covering his old gameshow then review show here is conversation they had later downt he posts https://www.facebook.com/gameshowgarbage/posts/1541901585884160

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    4. I don't buy a word of what Asa says.

      Hell, look at this video from years back:
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  45. If you look at Bores's website, Irate Gamer channel and the fact that his Facebook page is gone it looks like that Bores really wants to put the Irate Gamer name behind him. The problem would be if he tried to get another job after puppet Steve because every employer googles people now and if they googled Chris Bores the Irate Gamer videos would be the top result.

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    1. He still has his CB page on Facebook but I'm going to call BS on his last post saying that he won't make anymore episodes because YouTube is too different now and he doesn't get paid enough from it, etc. That's not stopping him from doing Puppet Steve, which apparently doesn't exist.

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    2. "Their current model does not financially support anything that takes long to produce." BULL. CRAP. You're full of it, Bores. There are several channels with main series that take a while to produce and they do well on YouTube. Not to mention those channels put WAY more effort into their videos than anything you've ever made. And even without their main series, they put out PLENTY of content that they know their fans will enjoy. Chris just admit you never really cared about Irate Gamer and it was only something you did for money. You're able to make plenty of money off of Puppet Steve, something that requires much less effort than the Irate Gamer. You got rid of Irate Gamer because you didn't need it anymore in order to make easy money. Enough with the lying, Chris. You aren't fooling anyone.

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    3. He doesn't do Irate Gamer videos anymore because views are low and he only does puppet steve videos because they give him views and views=money. Trust me I know what's it's like running a YouTube channel and only doing it for the money is a great way to not enjoy what you're doing.

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    4. At this point he's never going to come clean about Puppet Steve. Posts referencing the puppet Steve show are still being deleted from his FB page. If he did he'd receive a huge backlash from his remaining IG fanbase.

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    5. Bores has Pubba Steve as a featured channel on his CB Network YouTube page. But that was only after Pubba Steve was exposed on here.

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  47. Is anyone in favor of the idea of someone in this comment section starting a Puppet Steve Sucks Blog. It could be like the sequel to the IG Sucks blog and I think it'd be a perfect idea.

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    1. Honestly, that would get tiring really fast. Puppet Steve is the exact same video every single time. IG at least had plenty to talk about. Puppet Steve in a nutshell: "Hey, kids, Puppet Steve here with a new toy! It's so cool! It's so cute! Isn't that right Zombie Steve?" *Zombie Steve makes dumb comment* "I'm the coolest! This toy has this, this, this, and this! This toy is cool! Like and subscribe!" *Insert several random stupid jokes in between*

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    2. BatDan tried covering Puppet Steve and it was pointless. The videos are mostly showing some toy and saying it's cool. Chris might have some "wackiness" now and then in Puppet Steve but it's ultimately pointless.

      The show is harmless. His fanbase will shrink faster than Irate Gamer's did.

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    3. I still think it's always fun to leave comments on Puppet Steve videos with Irate Gamer quotes to see how fast he deletes them.

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    4. My "perfect predecessor" comment is still up after one month.

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    5. I left a comment on his recent video saying Someone Call 911 cause I was ROBbed and he hasn't deleted it yet.

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    6. By the way I wanted to ask DoubleEdgedSword this but would you plan on doing an ICBINDLA on some other people besides Bores that DLA tackled like OneUpGamer or NAVGTR.

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    7. I don't have any intention of covering other reviewers. While their quality may be subpar, they are at least doing it for fun and not to make a quick buck.

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    8. I don't think Bores really cares anymore. Unless you post his home address or say something really inflammatory.

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  48. Just to let you guys know. If you guys still have any questions on what I said in this post feel free to message me on my YouTube channel. I put a link at the top incase any of you want to.

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  49. Wow, Chris actually did a non-toy video on the Puppet Steve channel. In this video, "Puppa Steve" looks at "Easter Eggs" from the 2017 DuckTales reboot. All he does is points out several nods to the Scrooge McDuck comics and the original DuckTales show. Ummm...random? What was the point of this video? I know Chris' Puppet Steve fans may be part of the audience for this show, but why make this video on a channel where you constantly talk about toys? Do five-year-olds even care about Easter eggs to things they wouldn't even know about? Are you just desperately trying to show how much of a DuckTales fan you are since you have this pipe dream that of working on the DuckTales reboot? Chris, it's not going to happen. Just give up.

    Also, I can't be the only who thinks that Chris didn't find all these facts himself. I'm pretty sure he looked them on the Internet somewhere. Part of me wonders if he completely lifted most of the facts from another video.

    The last "Easter Egg" Puppet Steve says is not an Easter Egg. It's more of a foreshadowing of the mystery of the nephews mother. Chris, it's not an Easter Egg if it's a major part of the series. I'm pretty sure that line will be a major part of the reboot.

    Chris calls the original graphic novel "The Life And Times of Uncle Scrooge" AGAIN! The actual title is right there on the screen when he says it! HOW do you keep on getting that wrong? Do you even care?

    Oh, and Chris continues to show how much he fails at basic grammar. At around four minutes, he says: "This ancient Aztec coin which everyone hide behinds." "Hide behinds"?! What the hell? Chris, what is wrong with your English? I'm legitimately curious. Did you grow up speaking some other language or something? Don't start with that "I have an accent" bullcrap. NOBODY talks like that

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  50. OT: Been a while since we talked about another LOLcow named Chris-- Chris-Chan. Well, yesterday, in response to voice actress Tara Strong about the victims of Hurricane Harvey, he posted this really insensitive tweet:

    https://twitter.com/CWCSonichu/status/902629302650462227

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    1. I think it's way worse how people including a college professor publically saying Texans deserved the hurricane because they voted for Trump.

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    2. It makes me very angry that people believe Texans "deserved" this because a large number of people supported Trump. Ignoring the fact that I myself am from Texas and I don't give a crap about politics whatsoever, what these people are saying is that hundreds of people, including children, deserved to have their homes flooded and destroyed and several lives lost because a large number of other people living in the same state supported a president that they don't like. So should we go bomb Germany because Hitler came from there? Uggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    3. I try not to get too political but I really can't stand liberals and democrats nowadays. These people with break windows and beat people up because a woman wasn't elected president and now they're saying Texas deserved to get their homes flooded because they supported a president that liberals didn't like. Sadly I'm from Massachusetts and they'll vote democrat even if Whitey Bulger were the nominee.

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  51. Hi Batdannight!

    I just wanted to thank you for your brilliant constructed blog. I've been a reader for some time now and have finally decided to make a video on Chris' 'movie' (the season 3 finale) as I've always wanted to do so, since I saw it.

    Your blog really helped me with sourcing, finding the clips that I needed (without suffering through hours of his shitty videos) and helped me confirm one or two things that I wasn't 100% sure of.

    Again, thank you so much!

    George

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    1. Be sure to post a link when the video's up!

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    2. Sure, if you want to see it. :)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afdCsHIVv_s
      INB4CRYINGWOLFPRODUCTIONSTAKEMEDOWN!

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    3. If you want BatDan to see it I think you should email the link to him.

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    4. I'd like BatDan to get my thanks, though I don't know his email address.
      I figured this was the next best thing.

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    5. He puts his email address on his blogger profile. That's how I was able to tell my testimony in this post.

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    6. Thanks! I had a look before but, because I'm a daft cock-womble, I didn't notice that he has a blatantly obvious email thing beneath his picture. *doy*

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    7. really liked your video, looking forward to part 2.

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    8. It's done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew3fEXtZuc4

      I'm happy to say that I'm done with Irate Gamer. I never want to watch any of his painfully unfunny shit again. T.T

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    9. I think you did a fine job overall. My big nitpick is when you discovered Eric Allen and your high pitched expression of shock followed by that "off the air" was a little harsh. I'm probably being overly nitpicky but I am sensitive to audio. Just asking for a little mercy towards headphone wearers :)

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    10. Thanks for the feedback, it really helps. :)
      I was a little unsure as to whether I should do the scene in question, since it's a little out of character for me. I did edit the sound levels in several places, where it was especially ear bleedingly loud but hadn't taken headphone users into consideration. :S
      Sorry about that.
      As someone with high functioning autism, I try to edit the sound of my video to make them as pleasant for sensitive ears as possible.

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    11. It could just be me. I am exceedingly sensitive to audio. There are some YouTube channels I just cannot listen to.

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    12. It's most likely me, I'm relatively new to the whole audio balancing thing, been doing it for around 3 months and I usually have a 'depressed sloth' way of talking, which doesn't require much audio balance. Bursting into a mad fit of squeeling takes a bit of rebalancing to sound good.

      It's all good, every video is a lesson for me and it's what I believe is what keeps people like me (newbs) from degenerating into mini Irate Gamers ourselves.

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  52. Just some perspective on the Puppet Steve Etsy shop. As of this writing, there have been a total of 47 sales there (compared to over 180,000 subscribers on the YouTube channel.)

    26 of those sales were for the Puppet Steve Lego figure (gross revenues $259.74)

    14 of those sales were for the Puppet Steve fidget spinner (gross revenues of $111.86)

    7 of those sales were for the Zombie Steve fidget spinner (gross revenues of $55.93)

    No sales for the Zombie Steve Lego figure yet but he is fairly new.

    Total gross revenues from Etsy are $427.53. I'd be curious to know how much Chris pays for those products.

    I don't really think a Patreon campaign would work for Puppet Steve. Looking at these numbers it is clear the majority of Puppet Steve fans have the disposable income to support Chris beyond YouTube ads and that is a notoriously unstable source of income.

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    1. One example of a YouTuber that does do patron is that if you look at Nathaniel Bandy every time he makes a triggered video he asks his fans to donate a dollar so they can see the video early and he credits the people that donate. I don't think Bores really cares about his fans that much to do what the other guy does.

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    2. Lets also not forget that the Etsy shop could've been found by someone looking for Minecraft merch and knew nothing about Bores or his stupid show.
      The Etsy customers have money they're willing/able to spend, His show's viewers (completely different group) are likely too young to get an allowance.

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  53. Not sure if you're interested, but here's Bores as Puppet Steve trying to do a Bendy and the Ink Machine (another popular horror game like FNAF) let's play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43I8E8JsNDY

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    1. "This is kind of gruesome for a kid's game."

      .....

      Chris, you're an idiot.

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    2. "That better be Scooby and the gang trying to figure things out."

      Yes, because as we all remember, the Scooby-Doo gang always traveled through pipes. I mean, they could just fit in them perfectly!

      Chris, stop trying Let's Plays. They are not your thing.

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    3. I don't normally leave comments on Chris or "Puppa Steve's" videos, but I just had to leave a comment on this particular video because it disgusted me on every level. Ignoring the poor quality of the Let's Play itself, the intentions behind making this video just infuriate me. This is a channel aimed at children, something "Puppa Steve" himself says, yet he felt the need to make a video playing this type of horror game and put it on a channel that he KNOWS children as young as five are watching. I know Chris has done things like reference things that kids wouldn't get or promote South Park figures when kids watching his video wouldn't even watch South Park. But dear Lord, this is taking things to a completely different level. Chris, I know you have no freaking idea who you're audience is and I know you don't give a damn, but that doesn't give you the right to start putting whatever the hell you want on your channel just so you can make money. Chris, you know kids 5-6 are watching these videos. Kids are gonna' find your videos easily since you shamelessly exploit Minecraft by using it for your stupid character. VERY young kids are going to find these videos. And then very young kids are going to watch videos of horror games like this and have nightmares. ALL because you wanted to mooch off of something else that was popular. Chris, kids are not asking you to do Let's Plays of these games. You are doing it because you want to make money. You don't give a damn about who watches your videos. And you're perfectly fine with traumatizing little kids because you can make money off of it. How the hell do you sleep at night, you dirtbag? I'd really like to know.

      I already know Chris is going to delete my comment. It won't matter. Hopefully angry parents will see what Chris is doing and they can somehow have "Puppa Steve" shut down from YouTube. To anyone that says Puppet Steve is harmless to children, HELL FREAKING NO!!! This kind of crap is HURTING children. And it really makes me sick

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    4. My comment saying Someone Call 911 Cause I Was ROBbed is still up so I don't know if he still deletes comments like a huge pusscake.

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    5. Looks like an interesting game, especially if you're someone who read about Walt Disney and other animators from the early 20th century. It was a highly stressful job.

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    6. God, and I thought those "Spider-Man x Elsa" toy channels were... UGH...

      Is Chris Bores really that stupid enough to think all toys are for children, aka, his target audience?

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    7. Sesame Street is more entertaining

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    8. I looked at the comments and I noticed someone by the name of "Bi nnard" said he's not scared.

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  54. "This is kind of gruesome for a kid's game."

    Game has a "Teen" rating...

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    1. Okay, just finished watching the video. Weird that he butchered the Puppet Steve intro. A Steam achievement pops up in the video. Larry Bundy Jr. said Chris has a Steam account but didn't Chris comment that he couldn't play some PC game a few years ago?

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    2. According to the comments, BATIM's fan base mostly consists of kids. Whether or not that's true, that doesn't change the fact that this game was NOT meant for kids. Some seven year olds may enjoy watching stuff like this, but I'm pretty sure there are A LOT of seven year olds who would be traumatized after seeing stuff like this. Just because kids like something intended for teens and adults, it doesn't make it appropriate to put it on a channel intended for kids. Some six year olds may like Pulp Fiction, but that doesn't mean it should be shown on Nickelodeon.

      It's a good thing Emily Wants To Play didn't become as big as FNAF, or else Chris would've done a video on that as well. Emily Wants To Play is waaaaaay scarier than FNAF or BATIM.

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  55. Off-topic, but I went to FanExpo this week! It was so much fun! There was even an AVGN movie marathon!
    ^-^

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  56. Imagine if Chris or "Pubba Steve" tries to do a Let's Play on visual novels such as Saya no Uta or Fate/stay night?

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    1. He couldn't even let's play an actual game! What makes anyone think he can do a visual novel? He might probably go "You mean I got read? What kind game is this? This not game!".
      -_-

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  57. Bojack Horseman Season 4 coming out tomorrow! So excited!

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    1. Watched it last night. Pretty good.

      Also watched Death Note. It was garbage.

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  58. BatDan, any chance we can get a new thread? This one is getting close to 200 comments.

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  59. What would it be like if Puppet Steve reviews anime?

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    1. "Hey, kids! Pubba Steve here! Today, I'm going to look at this awesome anime called Tales of Phantasia! It's got fighting, magic powers, and even a cute pink-haired witch! Right, Zombie Steve?"

      "Ooh, pretty girl!" (referring to Arche Klein)

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    2. I'd be more interested in him reviewing Tinder or Bumble

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  60. Now he is unboxing a Bendy plush toy.

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    1. Holy crap, looks like Bores has found a new gravy train. Sighhh....

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  61. How long before THE ORVILLE panders to MacFarlane's Eighties fetish?

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  62. A few questions: Did anyone try to help Bores? Aside Guru Larry and Playitbogart? Did James ever get criticism aside bigal2k6's video and playitbogart's blog post?

    Also: Was Bores really Iratefanboy345? is their an extensive record of his flagging operations and video page comment blockings?

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    1. 1. Bored has been offered constructive criticism many times though I am not sure how many people made public offers.

      2. AVGN has been heavily criticised on a number of points ranging from quality of his material to raising funds for his movie and his perceived association with the Cheetahmen II reproduction campaign.

      3. It was never proven per se though there may have been some circumstantial evidence.

      4. There have been many videos about Bores removing critical videos from YouTube

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    2. 1. Well I feel that the fact Bores was offered help was a sign that his priorities were skewed. I can understand playing the part of the genie and Wise Sage if Brad and Eric were unavailable, but when people are willing to aid in production and are denied, it just seems like he made it harder for himself.

      2. I guess for all that James might slip up on he does try to take the higher road like not making a slam video akin to Bores' Cheetahman II parody video.

      Heck, back when Doug Walker started doing the running gag of slamming the AVGN, James actually wanted to take part of the joke sooner, but feared that his more rowdy fans would take it the wrong way and hassle Doug.

      Can one honestly make the same case for Bores?

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  63. Chris posted a recent Facebook post about how he had a booth at a paranormal convention and the crowds at his table were so big that 'he couldn't count how many times they blocked the walkway', and then he shows a picture of just two fat people in front of his table. If this was a subtle attempt at self-deprecating humor of some sort, I'd say that was actually pretty funny, but I have a feeling he wants us to believe he's being serious.

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    1. My first thought that event looked really sparse. Then I thought I might be unfair with that - the photo could have been taken in the morning. So I wasted my time to investigate. MiParaCon is the Michigan Paranormal Convention and it was held at a convention center inside of a casino/hotel.

      The named guests included the usual suspects like Grant Wilson. No mention of Chris Bores... which is fair enough. He never claimed to be a guest. The photo looks like he simply had a vendor table at the convention. That is perfectly fine though you'd think somebody who created a new branch of psychology (which Bores claimed to have done) would be a more prominent guest.

      Bottom line, I can't find any image to suggest this was a heavily populated event. Furthermore, that walkway in front of his table was so narrow that a well fed person or two could easily block it. Nothing to brag about and I hope Bores was joking.

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    2. This was also in a really small city in the Upper Peninsula- nowhere near the population centers of Southeast Michigan. A day-long drive from Detroit or Toronto.

      I wish Clan Bores well, but I'm skeeved out by the thought of a parent who insists ghosts are real.

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