Starting with a couple of humorous rants against a pair of Nintendo games, the Angry Video Game Nerd and his home website, Cinemassacre, has become an internet phenomenon. It is funny though that now the Nerd has mentioned me by name in the AVGN Games ” episode. But what makes games great are the gameplay, not the graphics. Rolfe asked for the show's fanbase to provide webcam footage of themselves fictionally reacting to the Nerd's webseries, to be used as an intro to the film featuring the Angry Video Game Nerd character.
The AVGN reviews Halloween (2600), Haunted House (2600), Frankenstein's Monster (2600) This is part 2 of the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre review. The Nerd would later guest star in various Channel Awesome shows, even appearing to review the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie with the Nostalgia Critic.
The video quality is about what you'd expect from YouTube, however, this set is far better simply for the fact that you don't have to deal with YouTube's cumbersome interface, ads, and the random pixilation that sometimes occurs during YouTube videos.
The feud culminated when the Nerd and the Nostalgia Critic crossed paths in person in a video game store in Clifton, New Jersey called Digital Press. The show would later encompass reviews of gaming consoles, peripherals, and short lectures about video game history and culture.
The AVGN reviews A Boy and His Blob (NES), The Three Stooges (NES), Home Improvement (SNES), Pit Fighter (SNES), Bubsy 3D (PS1), Spider-Man and Venom Maximum Carnage (SNES). It gives us a chance to play and talk about a lot of games that wouldn't be appropriate for the Nerd to review.
Him and James have their own series, James and Mike Mondays , where they review various types of video games. Years later, we were working on an AVGN episode called Game Glitches”. Sorry, no info about the next episode of The Angry Video Game Nerd is available yet.
In May 2004, Rolfe created his first on-camera game reviews just for fun; utilizing insult commentary with exaggerated bewilderment to two games; Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde under the title of "Bad NES Games", which would later become the signature of the Nerd character.
Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie is an independent film based on the series. James Rolfe in-character as the Nerd in 2008. Mike: I definitely help him choose the games a lot of the time for the AVGN episodes. The AVGN reviews Nintendo Power magazines. It is probably better at hitting this mark than it is at appeasing the original retro video game fans to be honest, which is why it is often criticised by AVGN viewers, but it obviously a passion project of its creators.
This is the first review of a Sega Genesis game. In his debut episode, the Angry Video Game Nerd takes on Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest on the NES. The advent of Mike Matei as a public figure Mike Matei on Cinemassacre has allowed for a broader variety of shows, lessening the pressure on Rolfe.
It's unfortunate that James has already come back from filming and will now completely overshadow Mike because he's such a dick like that, but those who are truly comedic connoisseurs will continue to acknowledge what lovely contributions that Mike Matte-Finish has made to his YouTube channel in his absence.