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The old Angry Video Game Nerd thread

Post by Overheat » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:04 am

I know there's an old thread about this, but I thought I'd bring it back up again as not much was said about him before. I'm a big fan of this guy and love to see him get frustrated, not to mention hear about the classic games. Some of his reviews are both very informative and very funny. Just be aware that a lot of the stuff is intentionally very OTT.

So here's are the links to all the AVGN movies so far - and there are a lot of them now:

Main Series
01 - Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest
02 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
03 - Karate Kid
04 - Roger Rabbit
05 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
06 - Back to the Future
07 - M.C. Kids (NES)
08 - Wally Bear and the No Gang
09 - Master Chu and Drunkard Hu
10 - Top Gun
11 - Double Dragon 3
12 - Friday the 13th
13 - Nightmare on Elm Street
14 - Power Glove
15 - The Angry Video Game Nerd Is Chronologically Confused About Bad Movie and Video Game Sequel Titles
16 - Rocky
17 - Bible Games (Christmas Special)
18 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Part 1 of 2
19 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Part 2 of 2
20 - Atari 5200
21 - Ghostbusters
22 - Ghostbusters: Follow-Up
23 - Ghostbusters: Conclusion
24 - Spider-Man
25 - Sega CD
26 - Sega 32X
27 - Silver Surfer
28 - Die Hard
29 - Independence Day (4th of July Special)
30 - The Simpsons Double Feature
31 - Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout
32 - Atari Porn
33 - Nintendo Power
34 - Fester's Quest
35 - Texas Chainsaw Massacre
36 - Halloween (Halloween Special)
37 - Dragon's Lair
38 - An Angry Nerd Christmas Carol: Part 1 (Christmas Special)
39 - An Angry Nerd Christmas Carol: Part 2 (Christmas Special)
40 - The Angry Video Game Nerd Is Chronologically Confused About the Legend of Zelda Timeline
41 - Rambo
42 - Virtual Boy
43 - The Wizard of Oz
44 - Double Vision: Part 1
45 - Double Vision: Part 2
46 - The Wizard and Super Mario Bros. 3
47 - NES Accessories
48 - Indiana Jones Trilogy
49 - Star Trek
50 - Superman
51 - Superman 64
52 - Batman Part I

Extras
a - Toilet Tuesday
b - The Anger Begins
c - Wii Salute (History of Video Game Wars)
d - Top 10 Angry Video Game Nerd Moments of 2006
e - DuckTales (Video Game Vault, a ScrewAttack featurette)
f - A Very Nerdy Non-Canonical Captain S Christmas
g - Top Ten Nerd Moments 2007
h - AVGN responds to the Nostalgia Critic!
i - AVGN: PROMO - Deadly Towers: Special Episode
j - Ricky 1 Review


Okay - so those are all the ones that he's done so far. And I'm going to try and keep the list as up to date as possible. Please just click on the name of the episode to view it, and let me know if there are any dead links, or anything I've missed.


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Alphabetical Order by Game Featured - all episode numbers are hyperlinks.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (NES) – Episode 13
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (Intellivision) – Episode 44
B-17 Bomber (Intellivision) – Episode 44
Bachelor Party (Atari 2600) – Episode 32
Bachelorette Party (Atari 2600) – Episode 32
Back to the Future (NES) – Episode 6
Back to the Future Part II & III (NES) – Episode 6
Batman: The Caped Crusader (Commodore 64) - Episode 52
Batman (NES) - Episode 52
Batman Forever (SNES) - - Episode 52
Batman Returns (SNES) - Episode 52
Batman Returns (Sega CD) - Episode 52
Batman Returns (Atari Lynx) - Episode 52
Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em (Atari 2600) – Episode 32
Bible Adventures (NES) – Episode 17
Bible Buffet (NES) – Episode 17
Bomb Squad (Intellivision) – Episode 44
Boogie (Wii) – Episode 39
Boxing (Intellivision) – Episode 44
Bram Stoker's Dracula (Sega CD) – Episode 25
Bubble Bobble (NES) – Episode 14
Buzz Bombers (Intellivision) – Episode 44
Cabbage Patch Kids: Adventures in the Park (ColecoVision) – Episode 45
Campaign '84 (ColecoVision) – Episode 45
Castlevania (NES) – Episode 14
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES) – Episode 1
Cathouse Blues (Atari 2600) – Episode 32
Chuck Norris Superkicks (ColecoVision) – Episode 45
Contra (NES) – Episode 14
Corpse Killer (Sega CD) – Episode 25
Custer's Revenge (Atari 2600) – Episode 32
Dance Fantasy (ColecoVision) – Episode 45
Deadly Towers (NES) - Episode i
Die Hard (NES) – Episode 28
Doom (Sega 32X) – Episode 26Virtua Fighter (Sega 32X) – Episode 26
Double Dragon (NES) – Episode 14
Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (NES) – Episode 11
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NES) – Episode 2
Dr. Seuss' Fix-Up the Mix-Up Puzzler (ColecoVision) – Episode 45
Dracula Unleashed (Sega CD) – Episode 25
Dragon's Lair (NES) – Episode 37
DuckTales (NES) – Episode e
Far Cry Vengeance (Wii) – Episode 39
Fester's Quest (NES) – Episode 34
Frankenstein's Monster (Atari 2600) – Episode 36
Friday the 13th (NES) – Episode 12
Frog Bog (Intellivison) – Episode 44
Ghostbusters (Atari 2600) – Episode 22
Ghostbusters (NES) – Episode 21
Ghostbusters (NES) – Episode 22
Ghostbusters (Sega Genesis (Mega Drive)) – Episode 23
Ghostbusters (Sega Master System) – Episode 22
Ghostbusters II (NES) – Episode 23
Gigolo (Atari 2600) – Episode 32
Ground Zero: Texas (Sega CD) – Episode 25
Halloween (Atari 2600) – Episode 36
Haunted House (Atari 2600) – Episode 36
Home Alone (NES) – Episode fWrath of the Black Manta (NES) – Episode f
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (NES) – Episode 38
Independence Day (PlayStation) – Episode 29
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Action Game (NES) – Episode 48
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (NES) – Episode 48
Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures (SNES) – Episode 48
Jackal (NES) – Episode 14
Jungle Fever (Atari 2600) – Episode 32
Jurassic Park (Sega CD) – Episode 25
King of Kings: The Early Years (NES) – Episode 17
Knight on the Town (Atari 2600) – Episode 32
Kung Fu Heroes (NES) – Episode 14
Learning with Leeper (ColecoVision) – Episode 45
Lethal Enforcers (Sega CD) – Episode 25
Lifeforce (NES) – Episode 14
Looping (ColecoVision) – Episode 45
M.C. Kids (NES) – Episode 7
Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu (NES) – Episode 9
Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man (Intellivision) – Episode 44
Metroid (NES) – Episode 14
Microsurgeon (Intellivision) – Episode 44
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES) – Episode 14
Mission X (Intellivision) – Episode 44Utopia (Intellivision) – Episode 44
Montezuma's Revenge (ColecoVision) – Episode 45
Night Trap (Sega CD) – Episode 25
Philly Flasher (Atari 2600) – Episode 32
Primal Rage (Sega 32X) – Episode 26
Prize Fighter (Sega CD) – Episode 25
R.C. Pro-Am (NES) – Episode 14
Rad Racer (NES) – Episode 14
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Atari 2600) – Episode 48
Rambo (NES) – Episode 41
Rambo III (Sega Master System) – Episode 41
Rambo: First Blood Part II (Sega Master System) – Episode 41
Road Avenger (Sega CD) – Episode 25
Robin Hood (ColecoVision) – Episode 45
Rocky (Sega Master System) – Episode 16
Rocky Super Action Boxing (ColecoVision) – Episode 45
Sewer Shark (Sega CD) – Episode 25
Shaq Fu (SNES) – Episode 39
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective (Sega CD) – Episode 25
Silver Surfer (NES) – Episode 27
Slam City with Scottie Pippen (Sega CD) – Episode 25Double Switch (Sega CD) – Episode 25
Slurpy (ColecoVision) – Episode 45
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle (ColecoVision) – Episode 45
Snafu (Intellivision) – Episode 44
Sol-Feace (Sega CD) – Episode 25
Sonic the Hedgehog CD (Sega CD) – Episode 25
Space Battle (Intellivision) – Episode 44
Space Hawk (Intellivision) – Episode 44
Space Spartans (Intellivision) – Episode 44
Spider-Man (Atari 2600) – Episode 24
Spider-Man 2 (Game Boy Advance) – Episode 24
Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (NES) – Episode 24
Spiritual Warfare (NES) – Episode 17
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (NES) – Episode 49
Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator (Atari 2600) – Episode 49
Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator (ColecoVision) – Episode 49
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Vectrex) – Episode 49
Star Wars Arcade (Sega 32X) – Episode 26
Super 3D Noah's Ark (SNES) – Episode 17
Super Glove Ball (NES) – Episode 14
Super Mario Bros. (NES) – Episode b
Super Mario Bros. (NES) – Episode 14
Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) – Episode 46
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Wii) – Episode 39
Superman (Atari 2600) – Episode 50
Superman (NES) – Episode 50
Superman 64 (Nintendo 64) – Episode 51
Superman: Man of Steel (Commodore 64) – Episode 51
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES) – Episode 5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (movie) – Episode 19
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (movie) – Episode 18
The Addams Family (Sega Genesis (Mega Drive)) – Episode 34
The Adventures of Batman and Robin (SNES) - - Episode 52
The Adventures of Willy Beamish (Sega CD) – Episode 25
The Amazing Spider-Man (Game Boy) – Episode 24
The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout (NES) – Episode 31
The Karate Kid (NES) – Episode 3
The Legend of Zelda series – Episode 40
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (NES) – Episode 30
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World (NES) – Episode 30
The Terminator (Sega CD) – Episode 25
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Atari 2600) – Episode 35
The Wizard (movie) – Episode 46
The Wizard of Oz (SNES) – Episode 43
Thin Ice (Intellivision) – Episode 44
Time Gal (Sega CD) – Episode 25
Top Gun (NES) – Episode 14
Top Gun (NES) – Episode 10
Top Gun: The Second Mission (NES) – Episode 10
Tron: Deadly Discs (Intellivision) – Episode 44
Vectron (Intellivision) – Episode 44
Wally Bear and the NO! Gang (NES) – Episode 8
War Room (ColecoVision) – Episode 45
WarGames (ColecoVision) – Episode 45
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (NES) – Episode 4
Wonder Dog (Sega CD) – Episode 25
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES) – Episode 14
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Re: The Angry Video Game Nerd

Post by Opa-Opa » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:36 am

Overheat wrote:
Okay - so those are all the ones that he's done so far. And I'm going to try and keep the list as up to date as possible. .
Please don't bother, the reason no-one botherd saying much before is because the guy is a complete arse.
Someone said that this forum is now turning into N'Rev and I can see why, lets not give this tw@t anymore forum space and try to get it back to being for adult gamers by adult gamers...

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Post by SirClive » Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:00 am

Whilst I don't speak in the same caustic manner as Opa, I do agree. I absolutely hate the guy. If all it take to get a little bit of fame is to swear and act like a censored whilst playing games then it is no wonder a lot of the creativity has gone out of the world.

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Post by retrogarden » Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:24 am

I'm rather indifferent to this guy. Some of is stuff is quite amusing (though not as amusing as stuff like Zero Punctuation or Dr. Ashens - if you're going to swear, swear creatively!), and some of the stuff makes me want to hurl large objects at him.

The most annoying thing is that everybody has copied him! Whilst the original was tolerable, doing a search for video game reviews leads to people reviewing rubbish. With the exception of that chap from Birmingham who rates every C64 game as awesome with the exception of Glider Rider (or as anybody from the Midlands call it Gloida Roida)
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Post by nesmaster » Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:42 am

That guy is great. And no he doesn't swear all the time.

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Post by psj3809 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:48 am

Not really a fan, seen a few of his videos and chucked the odd time (eg for Bible games) but the whole 'angry' type image is laughable. If he was a mad tourettes guy then fair enough but obviously its his 'image' to be this angry person which doesnt work when hes talking about - computer games

Its like me acting macho reviewing boyband songs !

I much prefer the drunk brummie type reviewing style of the famous 'Paul' on youtube when he reviews Speccy games as its so bad its good

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Re: The Angry Video Game Nerd

Post by EvilArmourKing » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:49 am

Opa-Opa wrote:
Overheat wrote:
Okay - so those are all the ones that he's done so far. And I'm going to try and keep the list as up to date as possible. .
Please don't bother, the reason no-one botherd saying much before is because the guy is a complete arse.
Someone said that this forum is now turning into N'Rev and I can see why, lets not give this tw@t anymore forum space and try to get it back to being for adult gamers by adult gamers...
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Post by TMR » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:12 am

psj3809 wrote:Not really a fan, seen a few of his videos and chucked the odd time (eg for Bible games) but the whole 'angry' type image is laughable.
i think i'm in the same boat, a few things in his videos amused me (being haunted by the "here's Yogi" intro, for example) and i can even relate to some of the ranting but it gets tedious; and as for the imitators he spawned,yeah thanks for that... give me Dr. Ashen any day.
psj3809 wrote:I much prefer the drunk brummie type reviewing style of the famous 'Paul' on youtube when he reviews Speccy games as its so bad its good
Oh gawd no...! There are some people who have a face for radio, he's got a voice for silent film.

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Post by sscott » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:53 am

I kind of like him. Mainly because the production values of his videos are far higher than most people's and he tries to approach reviews in different ways each time with quite a lot of movie references. Watching a video review of someone playing a game is really not that much fun anyway - particularly squeaky voiced teens harping on about Gears of War or whatever. Zero Punctuation seems to be the sharpest critical reviewer out there but even he's becoming a little repetitive now. By the way AVGNs main interst is movies not video games, AVGN is a character he plays apparently. His site at cinemassacre showcases some of his film work.
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Post by SirClive » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:05 am

psj3809 wrote:I much prefer the drunk brummie type reviewing style of the famous 'Paul' on youtube when he reviews Speccy games as its so bad its good
Me too, his 180 Jammy Jim review is superb. I struggle to beat him sober, but this guy aced it when off his head.
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Post by ToxieDogg » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:07 am

I'm afraid I disagree, I think the AVGN is great. Yes, he swears, but his reviews are also quite informative and funny, and he really does pick up on the stupid points of games/peripherals that really should have been addressed before they were released (hence his infamous line 'What were they THINKING?') I defy anybody to watch any of his videos and not nod their head in agreement at least once.

And also, the AVGN is only an exaggerated 'character' as well, the real James Rolfe is quite a nice guy and really knows his stuff quite well....I've batted a couple of emails backwards and forwards with him and he seems to really appreciate his fanbase and know what to give them.
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Post by C=Style » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:17 am

I actually found AVGN really funny at points, especially the Silver Surfer review, that was class. Ghostbuster one too was very funny, I think it's best to take him not too serious, it's a bit childish sure but funny at the same time.
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Post by ShadowAngel » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:43 am

I hate most of the Youtube game "reviewer". Most of them are stupid, have a irritating or boring voice. paulisthebest3uk is a great example, his videos are poorly made, really boring, it is not funny and his voice is the worst thing i have ever heard in my life (and i heard a lot of british people talk...)

I like the AVGN. He is most of the time funny, altough sometimes he goes a bit over the edge with it (censored pickle is a great example) and i can relate to him, i swear most of the time while playing bad games.
And he is great in exploiting all the stupid thing in games, even "classics" like Castlevania 2 (bad game) and TMNT (there are people out there who think this is a great game)

And really, how can you say he is bad, when there is that stupid Irate Gamer who copies the style and makes it god-awful :roll:

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:57 am

I'd rather have some genuine emotion about the games instead of playing to character and deliberately being OTT.

Fine, many of these will have valid points and sometimes even be amusing, but the 'angry' is not needed in every single one. He could just be honest and have a rant at the rubbish and praise the good stuff.

The character devalues the opinion with these too often for my liking, so I just tend to ignore them all now.
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