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Angry Video Game Nerd
2006-present
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Location: New Jersey
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James Rolfe, Also known as: The Angry Video Game Nerd, Angry Nintendo Nerd, AVGN, ANN is a Highly Reputable video game reviewer, who also does moviemaking on the side, in his alias, Cinemassacre, however, the AVGN character is arguably the most popular.

History Edit

The story began in 2004. One day, James was really bored, and decided to make a review of an old Nintendo game, simply as a joke, one which he never intended to show to people other than his close friends.[1] James thought that it would be funny because "Why would anyone bother complaining about a game that's so old and why would he [The Angry Video Game Nerd] still be playing it?"[1] The first review he made was that of Castlevania 2 : Simons Quest, a game James actually like, "at least to a certain extent".[1] He soon made a review of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and it was the first video where the Nerd appears on-screen, wearing a stereotypical, nerdy white shirt and glasses, and drinking beer, all of which would become trademarks of the Nerd. It would take two years before Mike Matei, a close friend of James, convinced him to post the first three videos online.

James Rolfe launched his Youtube account on April 6th, 2006, and released the first three game reviews (Castlevania 2, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Karate Kid) two days later. Much to James' surprise, the videos became really popular, and people demanded more. On the 24th of April 2006, he uploaded his review of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and the ball just kept rolling from there. As of September 2009, James Rolfe's Youtbe Channel has 337,858 subscribers, making him the 27th most subscribed person on Youtube of all time.[2]

The Angry Nintendo Nerd (which he was known as before he changed it to Angry Video Game Nerd due to legal issues, and the desire to review games on other consoles) soon caught the attention of Screwattack.com, who invited him to join ScrewAttack and post James' videos on Screwattack as well as on Youtube. In 2007, ScrewAttack.com signed an exclusivity deal with Gametrailers, which meant that three of ScrewAttack features, among them the AVGN videos, would be released exclusively on Gametrailers. This was the first time James Rolfe was paid to do the videos.

On November 18th of 2007, a DVD was released with all the videos from 2006, plus a bunch of bonus material. The initial pressing was sold out in less than a week. He also signed a hundred DVDs so that some lucky fans could have a signed DVD. The second AVGN DVD was released 15th of November 2008, around a year after the second DVD, spanning three discs with all the videos from 2007, and again, a lot of bonus features.

JamesNintendoNerd Edit

Videos Link
CASTLEVANIA 2: SIMON's QUEST by The Angry Nintendo Nerd 1
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE by the Angry Nintendo Nerd 2
THE KARATE KID by the Angry Nintendo Nerd 3
ROGER RABBIT by the Angry Nintendo Nerd 4
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES by The Angry Nintendo Nerd 5
BACK TO THE FUTURE by the Angry Nintendo Nerd 6
McKids - The Angry Nintendo Nerd 7
WALLY BEAR AND THE NO GANG - Angry Nintendo Nerd 8
MASTER CHU AND THE DRUNKARD HU - The Angry Nintendo Nerd 9
TOP GUN - by the Angry Nintendo Nerd 10
Double Dragon III - by the ANGRY NINTENDO NERD 11
FRIDAY THE 13th - Angry Nintendo Nerd 12
Double Dragon III - by the ANGRY NINTENDO NERD 13
"The Anger Begins" - the Angry Nintendo Nerd 14
FRIDAY THE 13th - Angry Nintendo Nerd 15
NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST - By the Angry Nintendo Nerd 16
THE POWER GLOVE - by the Angry Video Game Nerd 17
Chronologically Confused about Movie and Video Game Sequels 18
ROCKY on Sega Master System 19
My ROCKY Montage 20
BIBLE GAMES - review by the Angry Video Game Nerd 21
Angry Video Game Nerd T-SHIRT 22
My thoughts on the new "TMNT" 23
GrindHouse - Movie review 24
The Deader the Better 25
Fun Stuff 26
You Know What's Bullshit! (part 1) 27
You Know What's Bullshit! (part 2) 28
ATARI 5200 TRAILER - Angry Video Game Nerd 29
GHOSTBUSTERS TRAILER - Angry Video Game Nerd 30
SPIDERMAN TRAILER - Angry Video Game Nerd 31
Spiderman 3 - Movie review 32
SEGA CD TRAILER - Angry Video Game Nerd 33
SEGA 32X TRAILER - Angry Video Game Nerd 34
You Know What's Bullshit (part 3) 35
You Know What's Bullshit (part 4) 36
SILVER SURFER (NES) TRAILER - Angry Video Game Nerd 37
TRANSFORMERS (1986) A review by CineMassacre 38
You Know What's Bullshit (part 5) 39
DIE HARD (NES) TRAILER - Angry Video Game Nerd 40
Angry Nerd's MOVIE QUOTE OF THE WEEK - Street Fighter 2 41
Independence Day (PS1) TRAILER - Angry Video Game Nerd 42
Angry Nerd's MOVIE QUOTE OF THE WEEK - Doom 43
Angry Nerd's MOVIE QUOTE OF THE WEEK - Pokemon 44
The Simpsons (NES) Trailer - Angry Video Game Nerd 45
TRANSFORMERS (2007) Review by CineMassacre 46

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The documentary "What was I thinking?", featured on the first Angry Video Game Nerd DVD and detailing the history of the AVGN
  2. Jamesnintendonerd's Youtube channel
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