A game reviewer who intentionally copied the Angry Video Game Nerd and is famous for his lack of knowledge towards any subject.
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Christopher M. Bores, A.K.A. the Irate Gamer, is a game reviewer who does videos. He uploads said videos to his YouTube account. He started this in 2007. In the same year, a now fallen-from-grace reviewer, Silent Rob, accused him of plagiarism. Silent Rob predicted that the Irate Gamer's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles review would be a little too similar to the Angry Video Game Nerd's, and many viewers praised Rob when it turned out he was correct.
It was confirmed that the Irate Gamer was inspired by the Angry Video Game Nerd, and it can be read in the "Origins" section below.
In 2010, a Facebook interview with Alexander4488 (another video game reviewer) and the Irate Gamer surfaced over here. At the time, the Irate Gamer pretended the Angry Video Game Nerd did not exist, or completely disregarded him.
Y2B Productions was a company that the Irate Gamer "owned" when he DMCA'd videos that made fun of him. It doesn't actually exist. He has since moved on to "owning" Cry Wolf Productions.
Irate Gamer fans dubbed the Angry Video Game Nerd fans as "the AVGN Nazis", and started to post messages such as:
—a fan of the Irate Gamer;
Criticism with Amazon
In 2008, a YouTube user found out that he has been reviewing his own DVDs on Amazon.com in positive manners. The reviews have since been removed, but it is unknown whether Amazon removed them, or Chris Bores himself.
Bores 'N' Doors
Around Halloween time of 2008 Chris Bores uploaded a review of an old NES game, Monster Party. While most of the review was rather unremarkable, it featured a running gag in which the review would be interrupted by knocking on Bores' door. Upon answering the door, Chris would be greeted by various characters from his previous reviews only to be angrily dismissed by Bores while complaining about all the interruptions to his review.
Shortly after the publication of this video a YouTube user by the name of AkewsticRockR uploaded a video criticising Bores' lack of creativity and blatant copying of AVGN, altering the door skit to feature an angry James Rolfe rather than Bores' recurrent characters. Afterwards, many other videos were made in the same manner made to feature various other characters knocking on the door to elicit the poorly-conveyed anger from Bores and it became a reasonably popular YouTube meme.
Before Bores' repeated attempts at what strikingly resemble trying to get rich by plagiarizing the Angry Video Game Nerd's concept and gimmick verbatim, Chris had already dredged up one tired idea by putting together his own paranormal activity investigation show, not unlike the popular series Ghost Hunters. This series, titled Haunted Investigators, involves Chris, his ex-girlfriend and a mighty Viking warrior skulking about dilapidated old buildings and construing everything that might happen, whether it be an unusual sound or the video camera running out of batteries, as paranormal activity. It isn't particularly interesting to watch, but Retsupurae managed to make it somewhat entertaining.
IRATE the 80's
Another concept which many claim he has borrowed from James Rolfe, IRATE the 80's was a shortly-lived series in which Bores complained about 30 year old gimmicky Kool-Aid flavors no longer being sold in stores and other things nobody particularly cares about. It is arguably a continuation of Chris's stillborn Breakfast Rant series, in which he complains about breakfast cereals and comes to the conclusion that breakfast is ruined.
Irate Gamer NEO
A newer review series hosted by the Irate Gamer. Here he tends to forget that he is supposed to be angry and presents whatever impressions he got from whichever game he has been playing for approximately half an hour as an informed review, while sharing his profound knowledge of video game history in the process.
He was inspired by the Angry Video Game Nerd, and he sent a private message to the YouTube channel where AVGN uploads his videos. However, it is actually run by Mike Matei, the on-screen partner of the AVGN. Mike grabbed the PM and posted it to ScrewAttack's forums...
—Irate Gamer, to what he thought was the Angry Video Game Nerd;
The drama caused from this had the thread deleted, and ScrewAttack's forums closed down for a day.
Rise to fame
Viewers started to notice how bits of his videos looked and sounded exactly, or very close to, the Angry Video Game Nerd's videos. Here is one video showing some examples with a Back to the Future game review. It's NSFW due to language.
He currently makes videos discussing video games and movie trailers, but deletes any comment criticizing him. Rumor has it that he has recently returned to his old ways of flagging videos critical of him for violating copyright, using the name of "Cry Wolf Productions". Others speculate that those actions are being perpetrated by trolls trying to exacerbate the strained relationship between Bores and the YouTube community.
- He started his reviews in early 2007.
- He lets his mother moderate his YouTube Channel.
- He is obsessed with Skylanders, a toy range aimed at pre-teen children.
With what looks like a Maple Story avatar.