IM JEALOUS OF COUNTRIES THAT TEACH LANGUAGES TO CHILDREN FROM A YOUNG AGE SO BY THE TIME THEYRE LIKE 18 THEYRE BILINGUAL . IN MY ELEVEN YEARS OF AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLING I CAN NAME YOU LIKE 5 COLORS IN SPANISH
i’m a 14 years old argentinian girl and i run a blog in english
literally everyone in America hates the American education system and has thousands of ideas for how to make it better but nothing ever changes
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Back in the day, it wasn’t just a matter of “AVGN rip-off,” but rather a general incompetence in filmmaking, editing, and reviewing in general. He’d get facts and names blatantly incorrect and when corrected about them, he’d explode or make bizarre explanations about why he did things the way that he did. And instead of attempting to improve himself, attempting to improve the quality of his work… it just began to slide. Most of his side-videos (in particular “I Rate the 80s”) are basically there to LIST things. He will list every figure that he owns for, say, He-Man Toys or the like. The attempts to inject humor feel like a parody of criticisms lobbed against reviewers - random reference humor (the more unrelated to the subject he’s reviewing, the better!), his character beating and berating people around him for no reason, special effects that he CLAIMS take forever to create but in reality are stock effects in programs. His “History of Video Games” series still has yet to reach the Atari 2600 after working on this series for a few years. In fact, he even released A FRIGGIN’ DVD for History of Video Games despite only having 40 minutes worth of content related to it. Speaking of - his DVDs lack special features (or at least INTERESTING special features), contain numerous typos and grammatical errors, and often contained copyrighted clips and footage that he cannot legally put on a DVD. The only reason he hasn’t been slapped with a cease and desist on that front is that he’s seemingly so small potatoes that nobody cares.
Oh, and speaking of “History of Video Games,” the videos themselves contain inaccurate information. Ralph Baer, who created the Magnavox Odyssey, actually saw the video about the Odyssey and broke it apart by how many things Chris Bores got wrong in it and criticized the fact that Bores judged the thing based on standards of modern consoles, not accounting for 1970s technology. Bores then lied to people and said, “Ralph Baer saw my video and liked it!”
His grasp of the English language is also suspect, with frequent uses of words incorrectly or randomly. One of his more famous examples of it was saying Super Mario Bros. 2 was “The predecessor to the original Mario game!”
Now, all of this (and more) is frustrating, but hey, he’s just bad at what he does. I started out as a kinda-sorta fan back when I was beginning because I am not a gamer and I just didn’t know better. But over the years, I’ve come to realize how bad he is at this. And it’s worrying that he holds influence over potentially many others who don’t know any better.
But again, all of this is just “He’s a bad reviewer, whatever.” And if it was just that, I’d laugh at his stupidity and just move on. Buuuut then he crossed a line. Specifically, this line: http://irategamersucks.blogspot.com/2014/04/something-i-feel-needs-to-be-addressed.html
You don’t like Justin’s videos or want to criticize ‘em? That’s fine. That’s not the issue. Some of you may recall my post a long while ago about the Assface who kept posting on my blog before I moved to the new site and banned his ass. The same thing I said about him applies to Chris Bores - you say that kind of insulting, derogatory shit about people I love, people who lost the battle with depression and hardship? He can go right to hell in the tiny little bubble he’s built around himself.