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->''[[NostalgiaFilter He's gonna take you back to the past]],\\
[[CausticCritic To play the shitty games]] [[Horrible/VideoGames that suck ass]]\\
[[ExcrementStatement He'd rather have a buffalo take a diarrhea dump]] [[VulgarHumor in his ear]]\\
[[GrossoutShow He'd rather eat the rotten asshole of a roadkilled skunk]] [[INeedAFreakingDrink and down it with beer]]\\
[[UnstoppableRage He's the angriest gamer you've ever heard.]]\\
He's the Angry {{Creator/Nintendo}} Nerd\\
He's the Angry {{Creator/Atari}} {{Creator/Sega}} Nerd\\
He's the [[TitleDrop Angry Video Game Nerd]]''
-->-- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qorFHyOVSsc The Nerd's theme song]]

Creator/JamesRolfe is the [[http://www.cinemassacre.com/category/avgn/ Angry Video Game Nerd]] (formerly Angry Nintendo Nerd before he stopped focusing on just the NES and realized he couldn't [[TheMerch sell T-shirts]] with someone else's trademark on them), a misanthropic, foul-mouthed, chronically ill-tempered gaming geek with a predilection for Rolling Rock beer who plays weird, old, and, more often than not, NintendoHard games, some of them with the worst FakeDifficulty imaginable. We're talking truly ''terrible'' here. ''Epic'' SnarkBait. "The Nerd" holds a specific torch of hate towards [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames licensed games]], especially ones published by Creator/LJNToys, which he sees as manipulating hopeful and oblivious kids into buying complete trash.

[[NintendoEntertainmentSystem The Nintendo Entertainment System]] was a landmark in the history of video gaming - it was the first Japanese console to make a splash in the US, the first console released after TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983, and the first console that most members of Generation Y have [[OlderThanTheNES firsthand memories]] of playing. During its lifespan of nearly a decade, the console introduced now-classic characters like [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Mario]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], and VideoGame/MegaMan, saw video games shift from [[ExcusePlot thinly veiled excuses to kill bad guys]] to complex plots, and produced scores of truly great games, some of which remain classics to this day.

[[SturgeonsLaw But it also produced some real stinkers]], and ''that's'' where the Angry Video Game Nerd comes in.

His reviews inevitably spiral downward into a barely-coherent rant peppered liberally with [[ClusterFBomb Cluster F-Bombs]] and scatological references culminating in a violent frothing rage that puts the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk to shame. The Nerd gets frequent unwanted visits from the stars of the games he plays, from BugsBunny to [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]].

Note, however, that a handful of episodes are not so much about a single shitty game as they are about a certain console or accessory (there are even a few that aren't about video games at all). Aside from giving reviews, the Nerd has also given a bit of video game history, such as a summary of the infamous ConsoleWars.

When he isn't getting his nerd on, Creator/JamesRolfe maintains a website at [[http://www.cinemassacre.com/new/index.php Cinemassacre.com]] where he showcases various other ventures, including his own independent films and an annual "Monster Madness" feature each October counting down to Halloween.

The AVGN had a long and violent "rivalry" with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic that came to a head with a big battle in October 2008, and another in May 2009, this time a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover with his guitar guy in the fray. See the Critic's page for more details (and WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl for said crossover). In RealLife, Rolfe and Doug Walker (The Nostalgia Critic) are good friends and Rolfe has even guested in several other Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses projects, including [[TheCameo Cameos]] in [[WebVideo/{{Kickassia}} the site's]] [[WebVideo/SuburbanKnights following three]] [[WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee anniversary specials]].

In 2010, he cut back on episodes doing approximately only one a month for the time being, releasing each around the first Wednesday of each month. Previously he had a new one every 2-3 weeks. In September he announced his intention to make an Angry Video Game Nerd ''[[http://www.cinemassacre.com/2010/09/23/future-plans-avgn-the-movie/ movie]]!''. In 2011, he announced that due to pre-production on the Nerd movie, he would be scaling back production on videos further, to videos that are about as long as his early Website/YouTube ones. The film's plot involves the Nerd, after finally being convinced to review the infamous ''[[VideoGame/ETTheExtraterrestrial E.T.]]'' game, traveling to the New Mexico desert in order to disprove the old urban legend of the game's landfill burial, only to get caught up in a government conspiracy. [[Film/AngryVideoGameNerdTheMovie The Movie]] began premiering in select theaters on July 21st, 2014, and later, Cinemassacre announced a digital release for September 2nd of the same year (DVD and Blu-ray TBA).

On September 21, 2013, ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'' was released on {{Steam}}. It's a throwback to NintendoHard NES platformers, developed by [=FreakZone Games=], published by Website/ScrewAttack, and starring the Nerd himself.

!!Episodes

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[[folder:2004]]
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'' (NES)
* ''VideoGame/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'' (NES)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:2006]]
* ''VideoGame/TheKarateKid'' (NES, Film/TheKarateKid)
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (NES)
* ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' (NES)
* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (and ''Back to the Future Part II & III'') (NES)
* Toilet Video (video made for ScrewAttack's Toilet Tuesday series parodying the {{Nintendo 64}} Kid)
* ''[=McKids=]'' (NES)
* ''Wally Bear and the No! Gang'' (NES)
* ''VideoGame/DuckTales'' (technically a Video Game Vault review and not an actual AVGN episode, though he's in character as The Nerd)
* ''Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu'' (NES)
* ''VideoGame/TopGun'' (and ''TopGunTheSecondMission'') (NES)
* ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon III: The Sacred Stones'' (NES)
* ''VideoGame/FridayThe13th'' (NES)
* ''[[VideoGame/ANightmareOnElmStreetNES A Nightmare on Elm Street]]'' (NES)
* The Power Glove
* Chronologically Confused about Bad Movie and Video Game Sequel Titles
* ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' (Master System)
* [[Literature/TheBible Bible]] Games
** ''Bible Adventures'' (NES)
** ''Bible Buffet'' (NES)
** ''Super Noah's Ark 3D'' (SNES)
** ''VideoGame/SpiritualWarfare'' (NES)
** ''King of Kings: The Early Years'' (NES)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:2007]]
* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIII'' (Movie Review)
* {{Atari 5200}}
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' (NES)
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' Follow-Up (NES again, Atari 2600, Master System)
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' Conclusion
** ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} II'' (NES)
** ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' (Genesis)
* ''Franchise/SpiderMan''
** ''Spider-Man'' (Atari 2600)
** ''Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six'' (NES)
** ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' (NES)
** ''Spider-Man 2'' (GBA)
* [[OtherSegaSystems Sega CD]]
* [[OtherSegaSystems Sega 32x]]
* ''VideoGame/SilverSurfer'' (NES)
* ''VideoGame/DieHard'' (NES)
* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' ([=PS1=])
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsBartVsTheSpaceMutants'' (NES)
** ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsBartVsTheWorld'' (NES)
* ''BugsBunny's Birthday Blowout'' (NES)
* Atari Porn(o) (Atari 2600)
** ''Custer's Revenge''
** ''Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em''
** ''Bachelorette Party''
** ''Bachelor Party''
** ''Gigolo''
** ''Philly Flasher''
** ''Cathouse Blues''
** ''Knight on the Town''
** ''Jungle Fever''
* Magazine/NintendoPower
* ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily Fester's Quest]]'' (NES)
* ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' (Atari 2600)
* ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' (Atari 2600)
* ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' (NES)
* Literature/AChristmasCarol Part 1
** ''Film/HomeAlone 2: Lost in New York'' (NES)
* Literature/AChristmasCarol Part 2
** ''VideoGame/ShaqFu'' (SNES)
** ''VideoGame/FarCry Vengeance'' (Wii)
** ''VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall: Banana Blitz'' (Wii)
** ''[[RhythmGame Boogie]]'' (Wii)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:2008]]
* Chronologically Confused about ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' Timeline
* ''VideoGame/{{Rambo}}'' (NES)
* UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy
* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' (SNES)
* Double Vision
** Part 1 - UsefulNotes/{{Intellivision}}
** Part 2 - UsefulNotes/{{Colecovision}}
* ''Film/TheWizard'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' (NES)
* NES Accessories
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' Trilogy (NES, SNES)
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (Atari 2600, NES)
* ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' (Atari 2600, NES)
* ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}'' (And ''Superman: Man of Steel'' on {{Commodore 64}})
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' (two parts)
* ''VideoGame/DeadlyTowers'' (NES)
* ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' (NES)
* ''Film/DickTracy'' (NES)
* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''
* ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''
* [=CDi=]
** Part 1: ''VideoGame/HotelMario''
** Part 2: ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon]]''
** Part 3: ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Link: The Faces of Evil]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Zelda's Adventure]]''
* Bible Games 2
** ''Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land'' (NES)
** ''Noah's Ark'' (NES)
** ''Joshua'' (NES)
** ''Menace Beach'' (NES) [[note]]Sunday Funday pre-[[{{Pun}} conversion]][[/note]]
** ''Sunday Funday'' (NES)
** ''Moses the Exodus'' (CD-i)
** ''David and Goliath'' (CD-i)
** ''The Story of Samson'' (CD-i)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:2009]]
* ''VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker'' (Genesis)
* ''VideoGame/MilonsSecretCastle'' (NES)
* AtariJaguar (and the Jaguar CD)
* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' (NES)
* [[UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey The Odyssey]]
* ''ComicBook/XMen'' (NES, Genesis)
* ''[[Film/{{Terminator}} The Terminator]]'' (NES)
* ''[[Film/{{Terminator}} Terminator 2]]'' (NES, SNES)
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' (including ''VideoGame/TransformersConvoyNoNazo'')
* ''VideoGame/MarioIsMissing!'' (and ''Mario's Time Machine'') (NES, SNES)
* ''VisualNovel/PlumbersDontWearTies'' ([=3DO=])
* ''BugsBunny's Crazy Castle'' (NES, GB, GBA)
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Pitfall}} Super Pitfall]]'' (NES)
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' (NES, SNES)
* ''Film/WaynesWorld'' (NES, SNES)
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''
** Part 1: ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania|I}}'' (NES)
** Part 2: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse'' (NES)
** Part 3: ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaDraculaX'', and ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}'' (SNES, [=N64=])
** Part 4: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' (Genesis, [=PS1=])
* ''VideoGame/LittleRedHood'' (NES)
* ''Winter Games'' (NES)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:2010]]
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighter2010'' (NES)
* ''VideoGame/{{Hydlide}}'' (NES)
* ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' (NES)
* ''VideoGame/{{Swordquest}}'' (Atari 2600)
* ''VideoGame/{{Pong}}'' Consoles (including the Fairchild Channel F and RCA Studio II)
* ''VideoGame/{{Action 52}}'' (NES)
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Action 52}} Cheetahmen]]'' (NES) and ''Action 52'' (Genesis)
* Game Glitches
* ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' (NES)
* Nintendo Days Re-Revisited + ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' Trilogy (includes re-reviews of ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''VideoGame/TopGun'', and ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'') (NES)
* ''VideoGame/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'' re-review (NES)
* ''Lester the Unlikely'' (SNES)
* Holiday Memories
* Christmas Special 2010 (''[[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas How The Nerd Stole Christmas]]'')
[[/folder]]

[[folder:2011]]
* ''Day Dreamin' Davey'' (NES)
* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** ''Star Wars: The Arcade Game'' (Atari 2600)
** ''Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back'' (Atari 2600)
** ''Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle'' (Atari 2600)
** ''Star Wars: Jedi Arena'' (Atari 2600)
** ''Star Wars'' (Famicom)
** ''Star Wars'' (NES)
** ''Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back'' (NES)
** ''VideoGame/SuperStarWars'' (SNES)
*** ''Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back'' (SNES)
*** ''Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi'' (SNES)
** ''Franchise/{{Star Wars|ExpandedUniverse}}: Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire''
* R.O.B the Robot (along with ''Gyromite'' and ''Stack-Up'', the only two games it could operated with)
* Creator/{{S|tevenSpielberg}}pielberg Games (includes reviews of ''VideoGame/{{Jaws}}'' (NES), ''Film/{{Hook}}'' (NES), and some ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' games (NES, SNES, Genesis, Sega CD, [=3D0=]))
* The Making of The Angry Video Game Nerd (includes a review of the video game adaptation of ''{{Franchise/Barbie}}'' (NES))
* ''VideoGame/NinjaBaseballBatMan'' (SNES)
* ''Kid Kool'' (NES)
* ''VideoGame/NintendoWorldChampionships'' (NES)
* ''VideoGame/DarkCastle'' (Genesis, CD-i)
* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' Memories
* Bible Games 3
** ''King James Bible'' (Game Boy)
** ''Adam & Eve'' (Part of Caltron 6, NES)
** ''Spiritual Warfare'' on (Genesis)
** ''Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land'' (Genesis)
** ''Joshua'' on (Genesis)
** ''Bible Adventures'' (Genesis)
** ''Flight to Egypt'' (Genesis)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:2012]]
* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Memories
* VideoGame/DoubleDragon Memories
* Franchise/MortalKombat Memories
* [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Schwarzenegger]] Games
** ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' (NES)
** ''Film/LastActionHero'' (NES)
** ''[[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]]'' (NES)
** ''Film/{{Predator}}'' (NES)
* Nerd Memories: ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct''
* ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins'' (NES)
* Atari Sports (Atari 2600)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:2013]]
* ''VideoGame/IkariWarriors'' (NES)
* ''[[Film/TheToxicAvenger Toxic Crusaders]]'' (NES, Game Boy)
* ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'' (NES)
* Tiger Electronic Games (including reviews of the Game.com and UsefulNotes/RZone)
* ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'' (NES)
* AVGN Games!
* Wish List: A Christmas special in several parts where he reviews some of the games that were requested from him.
** Part 1: ''Skate or Die'', ''VideoGame/BadDudes'', ''VideoGame/KarateChamp'', ''VideoGame/SonicBlast'', ''VideoGame/SonicLabyrinth'', ''VideoGame/SonicR'', ''VideoGame/SonicShuffle'', ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', ''[[Literature/WheresWally Where's Waldo?]]'' (NES, Game Gear, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, Nintendo Gamecube)
** Part 2: ''VideoGame/ABoyAndHisBlob'', ''Film/TheThreeStooges'', ''Series/HomeImprovement'', ''VideoGame/PitFighter'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Bubsy}} Bubsy 3D]]'', ''ComicBook/MaximumCarnage'' (NES, SNES, [=PS1=])
[[/folder]]

[[folder:2014]]
* ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'' (PC)
* ''[[VideoGame/PennAndTellersSmokeAndMirrors Desert Bus]]'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest [[GameMod Redacted]]'' [[note]]A GameMod of ''Simon's Quest'' that addresses some of the Nerd's biggest problems with the original game, such as making the day-to-night transitions faster and changing the dialogue to provide more helpful clues.[[/note]] (Sega CD, NES)
* ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfBayouBilly'' (NES) and ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' (NES)[[note]]Done together with PattheNESPunk.[[/note]]
[[/folder]]
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!!Tropes related to The Angry Video Game Nerd:
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* AVGN/Tropes0ToG
* AVGN/TropesHToM
* AVGN/TropesNToT
* AVGN/TropesUToZ
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