Hi everyone I'm Jack Red, a few years ago I reviewed both AVGN games and movies. I always been a huge fan of this show. I remembered ScrewAttack & Gametrailers helped the show reach popularity. James Rolfe was considered one of the first YouTube stars. He has made other shows like Cinemassacre Mailbag, Board James, You Know What's Bullshit, Cinemassacre Rental Reviews and OverAnalyzers.
Very early on, the show was called Angry Nintendo Nerd that had two short episodes becoming more commonly known as the pilot episodes. Around 2006, after several of his friends convinced him to make more videos. He reviews The Karate Kid on NES it was during a short period ScrewAttack a new website at the time got in contact with him.
After reaching a deal, he quickly changed the show's name to The Angry Video Game Nerd. This was due to fearing a possible lawsuit from Nintendo. It also allows him to cover more game consoles. He quickly build a reputation for reviewing a lot of retro bad games. Sometimes he does review some good games like Super Mario Brothers 3.
It is rare for a comedy show to be this funny for so long. It also out lasted The Big Bang Theory another personal favorite of mine. This show doesn't hold back in any possible way. Most of the jokes will hit home. Yes some of his humor can be a little on the strange side but it still makes you laugh. James worked several video projects including Monster Madness.
I already talked a great deal about Monster Madness in another blog. You got to love it when he destroys bad games in such ways you won't believe. A good number of episodes he does requested games. Sometimes he gets fans to help a little bit even giving Deadly Towers episode's dialogue to them.
Some games like Sonic 06, Ghostbusters on NES, Bram Stoker's Dracula on Sega CD gets reviewed more than once. Usually some shows misses badly in going directly following episodes. But somehow most of them here are very entertaining to rewatch. This guy is honestly one of the funniest I have ever seen.
He was the reason I started making videos and writing blogs in the first place. Sometimes he has his friends mostly Mike in several episodes playing several characters. I really like the animations Mike done for Batman Part 2 and How The Nerd Stole Christmas. Even the holiday episodes are very entertaining.
He has done three entire long episodes on bible games alone. This guy has faced some of the absolute worst video games ever made. Such as Superman 64, Desert Bus, CrazyBus, Big Rigs and Hong Kong 97. Most franchises he made those theme episodes he does justice. You could even say some of them are more entertaining than what they're actually based on.
James put fourteen years into making this into such a great show. Yes there's a notable gap between 2004 & 2006 but don't let get you upset. The Angry Video Game Nerd has the potential being one of the absolute best retro video game review shows ever made. He took major risks in some episodes that's incredibly time consuming.
Yet the pay off was great like Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle being one of my absolute favorite episodes. It is a follow to the previous Bugs Bunny episode. This show isn't afraid to literately get disgusting. I really do mean the very definition. Four horror movie slasher villains has appeared on his show. His legacy will forever live on in us the fans.
So what beyond 2018 there won't be anymore AVGN episodes. I'm really happy with just a handful of them. This guy deserves a lot of respect for all the hard work that goes into each episode. In fact one particular episode he explains his process of making an AVGN episode with one of the longest, weirdest lines I have ever heard.
I highly recommend this show to people especially those with a twisted sense of humor like myself. This show was very inspiring to me for so long. I don't think I would be who I am right now without this show. It really means a great deal to me in the long run. The Angry Video Game Nerd show is one of my absolute favorite shows period.