James (AVGN) Q&A at Magfest Part 1

Mike / January 18th, 2011

Here’s my Q&A from the Magfest convention, 2011. (Part 1 of 2)

Comments

  • January 18, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    I couldn’t make it, so thanks for filming and posting this!

  • jaykhunter

    January 18, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Yep. Thanks for posting! Gonna d/l and watch on my TV.

  • strider_hiryu

    January 18, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Funny to watch!
    Greetings from chile

  • Snejku

    January 18, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Pretty good insight on this

  • January 18, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Loved this!!!!

    The Guy the said are you just lazy or somethin’ really pissed me off though!!

  • WillWill

    January 18, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    That was the loneliest head-table I’ve ever seen in my life!

    Thanks for posting this. A real treat.

  • January 18, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Linkara was great. I’ll buy that painting so that you can play AVGN the movie.

  • danny

    January 18, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    That was very entertaining to watch, can’t wait for part 2.

  • AikoujOi

    January 19, 2011 at 12:09 am

    The video was awesome and hilarious

  • Ronin

    January 19, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Awesome to see this James. Can’t wait for Part 2. Wish i could make it to one of these sometime. You should really make your way to Canada!

  • LCmiracle

    January 19, 2011 at 12:29 am

    13:15 isn’t that Linkara?!

  • January 19, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Miak.

  • Zelda_Boy

    January 19, 2011 at 1:14 am

    LINKARA!!!!!!!!!!!
    ADAMANTIUM RAGE!!!!!!

    This is so awesome! I want to see part 2!!!

  • BKopp

    January 19, 2011 at 1:17 am

    i laughed so hard when the kid asked the question regarding how james would eventually run out of NES games to review. does he actually know how many total games are in the entire NES library?

  • mcnerven

    January 19, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Since I couldn’t attend I have a Monster Madness question…have you ever watched or heard about DNA (1997) starring that asshole Mark Dacascos from Double Dragon? Would’ve fit perfectly into your camp theme and falls in the “so bad its unintentionally funny” domain.

    It manages to rip off Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Alien and Predator while being rife with horrible acting, poor editing and laughable special effects. I think you’d get a kick out of it.

    For instance:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2jBDVs_LOo

  • Bassbait

    January 19, 2011 at 1:34 am

    I would have asked about 4 questions:

    1.What does James think about Red Letter Media?

    2.What are James’ 5 favorite directors?

    3.Since he mentioned 2001: A Space Odyssey in his favorite films videos (although not in his favorite films), can he review it?

    4.When is he going to make a… PAC MAN review?

    I mean, everybody wants ET. NOT ME. I want Pac Man. Pac Man and Ms. Pac Man are incredible, then the games got weirder and weirder. And the Atari Port was HORRIBLE (worse than ET), and then they got even weirder.

    There are TONS of Pac Man games between the first Pac Man and the days of the Super Nintendo, and so I find it just like “pong consoles”, a review that includes many versions, ports, consoles, and so forth. Pac Man is classic – watch it be raped by the industry.

  • January 19, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Christ some nerds make the rest of us look ridiculous. They’re so rude and/or just plain weird. You’re the man James, especially for putting up with that little Asian bastard.

  • SpeedyEric

    January 19, 2011 at 1:59 am

    7:57- CRITIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Man, Linkara was awesome at your Q&A. XD

    Good thing you didn’t see the 2nd Mortal Kombat film, because the Nostalgia Critic reviewed the steaming crap out of it.

  • January 19, 2011 at 2:12 am

    YOU KNOW WHATS BULLSHIT!!!!

    THAT FAT KOREAN MOTHER FUCKER CALLING JAMES LAZY….SOMEBODY OUGHT TO STAB THAT FUCKTARD THROUGH HIS EURETHRA!!! WHAT THE FUCK KIND OF QUESTIONS WERE THOSE!!! YOU WANNA KNOW WHOS LAZY FAT ASS LOOK IN THE MIRROR. LOOKS LIKE YOUR DOUGHNUT EATING ASS HASN’T GOT OFF THE COUCH IN A WHILE. GREAT SCOTT!!! JAMES PUTS ALL THESE VIDEOS OUT THAT TAKE HIM GOD KNOWS HOW LONG TO COMPLETE FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT FOR FREEEEEE!!!! I MEAN ASIDE FROM WEB ADVERTISEMENT I DON’T KNOW IF JAMES MAKES A DIME OFF HIS VIDEOS OTHER THEN THE MERCHANDISE HE SELLS!!! DON’T FUCK WITH JAMES BITCH!!! JAMES I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU I’M SORRY YOU HAD TO ANSWER SOME OF THOSE IMMATURE STUPID ASS QUESTIONS! SOME PEOPLE OUT THERE (LIKE ME) ACTUALLY APRECIATE WHAT YOU DO! GOD THAT FUCKING KOREAN FUCKPUNK PISSED ME THE FUCK OFF MAN!

    SO TO JAMES AND MOTHERFUCKE MIKE, FROM ALL YOUR TRUE FANS….WE LOVE YOU GUYS…THANKS FOR THE MANY HOURS OF ENTERTAINMENT YOU GUYS GIVE US…IT MAKES MY DAY WHEN I GET ON HERE AND THERES A NEW VIDEO POSTED! I HOPE YOU GUYS NEVER QUIT….

  • January 19, 2011 at 2:58 am

    I always thought Bugs Bunny’s shit was chocolate Munchkins from Dunkin Donuts

  • Analbag Thats Me

    January 19, 2011 at 3:22 am

    Jesus that guy at 6-7 minutes is awkward! What a big fat stupid ass fuck!

  • January 19, 2011 at 3:47 am

    AVGN movie in pre-pro this year? Wonder if there’s going to be a donation bar to reach a certain budget on the website soon. πŸ˜€

  • mcnerven

    January 19, 2011 at 4:20 am

    @Mike Kovach – agreed. It’s too bad that he never figured out proper social etiquette. A fat slob calling someone as hard-working as James lazy is pretty silly.

    Glad to see James is classy enough to just smile and brush that cowafuckin piece of dog shit aside.

  • brainofjtd

    January 19, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Which annoys you worse, Mr. Rolfe, to have the entire congregation laugh every time you utter a noise before even answering a question? Or when people scream out things you have said before at random without any kind of meaningful context?

  • strint519

    January 19, 2011 at 5:10 am

    Thanks for the Q&A vid.

  • ScaryManiac

    January 19, 2011 at 5:37 am

    Awesome, thank you very much! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for part 2

  • nicktherat

    January 19, 2011 at 5:41 am

    wow, the creatures of new jersey. did that one literally say mother jersey? keep up the good word james!

  • Sirius

    January 19, 2011 at 6:22 am

    KEEP THE SONG!
    I love that song. Using remixes from time to time is fine too, of course. I never skip through the song, I love it so much. πŸ˜€

  • nviso209

    January 19, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Before ya know it they’ll have James Fest! Oh Fuck! UGH πŸ™

  • Daniel

    January 19, 2011 at 6:39 am

    The asian kid was really stupid. I’m impressed he wasn’t booed off the room. That was so rude. Good thing James has class. I would have humilliated him out of existence.

    Like some people in here, I’d feel pretty embarassed to be around some of these people. Is there a rule that says nerds have to be plain retarded or something? Why do people have to behave as freaks? I mean, they have a genius (no exaggeration, check Cinemassacre 200) at their disposal and all they do is ask about shit and make little performances to gather other people’s attention. What about those people who feel they have to ask like a hundred zillion questions? Just ask one question and let other people ask questions too, selfish fuckin’ idiots. You’re not fuckin’ Charlie Rose! Those people who want to hang out with James always creep me out too. He is not your friend, just keep distance and stop being creepy!

    Anyway, I’m hoping for part 2. I hope for a higher IQ level on next “cons” and “fests”.

  • KojirohSakaki

    January 19, 2011 at 7:30 am

    James, do you remember your childhood, watching your favorite cartoon show, praying the opening theme song to be over and get on with the show, but loving those music at the same time?

    that’s the exact same with the AVGN theme song for me, and I bet it’s the same for everyone else. sure I do skip those theme song most of the time. but I also love it so much that I wish it was in karaoke or maybe even in Rock band or whatever music game there is.

    having a theme song is a wonderful formula and even the comic reviewer you punched two years ago use that formula. you should stick with it and yes, it would be nice if we can see some remix versions through your youtube channel.

  • January 19, 2011 at 8:09 am

    That was extremely funny, wish I was there.
    Can’t wait to see part 2 !

  • gamer025

    January 19, 2011 at 8:35 am

    @ Daniel – good point

    Hey James,

    Maybe you could do a review of the Double Dragon games, that would make a good “series” review.

  • Jimbo

    January 19, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Keep the theme. I have never skipped it and never will.

  • ViralTank

    January 19, 2011 at 10:02 am

    E.T should be the AVGN Movie.

  • rockgrant

    January 19, 2011 at 10:26 am

    How on earth do these mutants function in the real world?

  • Goku-3000

    January 19, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    The theme song is epic >< how could someone skip it?

  • ReiKo

    January 19, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    What happened to “You know what’s bullshit?” series?

  • ReiKo

    January 19, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Also I hate the fact page refreshes when I comment – now I load video from beginning =(

  • Paronfesken

    January 19, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    James could you make a top 10 best (if there are any) and top 10 worst LJN games? You are the best!

  • January 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    LINKARA!!!

  • Frenchie

    January 19, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Good interview . You’re very funny
    Can’t wait part 2 =)

  • January 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Seriously man, you do put up with some funky fans. Just rest assured we aren’t all dying to stand up and yell NERD!!~11 at you….but the guy dressed at link was a cool mix of insane stalker yet serious fan.
    My 6yr old son and 2yr old daughter, especially, would be very sad if the intro were ever removed; I also like how you’ve switched it up in the past, while keeping the lyrics intact. My wife likes to point out all the little background spots where you’ve injected the theme song, like that bubbly version with the nerdy terd.

    Keep up the good work, you have a ton of fans out there, many of which probably too young to be repeating what you say but damn isn’t it funny when my daughter screams ‘AAAAASSSS!’.

  • TitanAura

    January 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Not sure why so much hate in the comments. There will always inevitably be someone rude in a large crowd of people but it’s unacceptable to make a blanket statement that everyone there is a loser or a freak. We’re all there to have fun.

    I was the one who gave the comment about liking Mr Bucket’s ball sucking. It got a decent laugh so I enjoyed adding to the entertainment value. By far, the funniest question was the one about AVGN/Nostalgia Critic porn. Creepy as fuck, funny as hell.

  • Gonzalo_vm

    January 19, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    man what a bunch of weirdos!! dont take the music please!

  • miggelsson

    January 19, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I noticed how most of those people are fat, downright ugly or have glasses

  • Dirty Jared

    January 19, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Yes, how dare they have glasses!

  • LunatikL9D

    January 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Poor Fat Asian Bastard…Β¬.Β¬ …this kid should be in an episode of “you know what ‘s bullshit?”

  • ernesto1

    January 19, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    fucking great!! .thx James !!!

  • lls

    January 19, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    my gosh, the girl in front is cute as hell

  • rockgrant

    January 20, 2011 at 1:14 am

    @TitanAura That’s exactly the point that many of us are trying to make, that so many of you are there trying to “get a laugh” rather than ask James a legit question. It takes a certain kind of loser to go to someone else’s Q&A and expect themselves to come out as the center of attention…and this conference was dominated by that certain kind.

  • Dirty Jared

    January 20, 2011 at 1:31 am

    @rockgrant you jealous bro?

  • ssjup81

    January 20, 2011 at 4:56 am

    If I’d been there, I would’ve asked when he’s going to do a video on R.O.B (NES). He never did.

    I’d also ask about his movie he wanted to work on, but that was already asked.

  • January 20, 2011 at 8:11 am

    @ssjup81 The R.O.B question was asked, in part 2 i think, and he did confirm he’d be doing it. I’ve been wondering too, I like how he drops things like that in so you know you have something coming down the road. Like the ton of hidden E.T. shots; that game begs to be reviewed by AVGN and everyone knows it. I think James is saving it for a rainy day. He wouldn’t even need to narrate the damn episode; just come on screen, show the game cartridge, puke, dump on it, end of episode.

  • buddah

    January 20, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Jeez the fans in the room make it kinda akward, poor james

  • gradual

    January 20, 2011 at 10:54 am

    i like the intro of your game reviews. i always sing along.
    i never skip it. its classic. i like to see some new drawings from mike too
    & some stuff cut together.

  • January 20, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Damn, I thought James was a nerd until I saw all the people in the room asking him questions. Especially that Asian guy. Damn.

  • buddah

    January 20, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    agreed zach

  • January 20, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    these questions so far are embarrassing tbh.

  • J.J. McSandfarm

    January 20, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    James, I think you should try to make a *new* theme and introduce it on the 101st episode…like a rebranding of AVGN. I know the Japanese anime shows all make a new song every year, it’s how they stay fresh, I think. I bet Kyle would simply love to compose a new song for you, too. Just make sure it ends with him singing “nerrrrrrrd” held for a long note, and it’ll be fine! People will love it!!

  • walkingstickman

    January 20, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    @zach

    Hey that was me >:(

    Also I asked that just wondering if he ever had that in consideration even if it was nerdy to pay attention to those details in his videos.

  • January 21, 2011 at 12:44 am

    I would comment on the video, but I only got to watch the very beginning of it. Man, I hate blip.tv so much. My internet is not completely stable (and I’ve already done all I can about that), so I get brief momentary dropouts of signal. Mostly that isn’t an issue but a few things have a huge problem with that, and one of them is blip.tv – it pauses the video and starts buffering, and never stops. And nothing I can do will make it start up again. I have to reload the page, and usually even that won’t help, once it has stalled, I just have to wait awhile. I have this problem whenever I watch a TGWTG video. So please, please, dump blip.tv and use something else. I’ll try to watch the video again later, if blip.tv lets me.

  • RKOredux

    January 21, 2011 at 1:39 am

    @walkingstickman

    If you really were that rude Asian guy, then you’re the guy that cut about 75 or 100 people in line and snuck in. You tried getting behind me (the 5th guy in line) and I told you to go get at the end. Then when I saw you get in I went to security to tell them, but luckily for you there was nothing they could do. So thanks for making sure some one who DID wait in line for hours didn’t get to sit in. But I hope you enjoyed asking your ridiculously long and incomprehensible question.

  • pikmintaro

    January 21, 2011 at 4:45 am

    What you’ve never actually played Mischief Makers James? you really should it’s a heck of a lot of fun, when you showed it in one of your openings I got interested and bought it… and it quickly became one of my favorite games, although it is quite tricky at first, it’s really fun.

  • miggelsson

    January 21, 2011 at 6:36 am

    @walkingstickman

    You really did that!? whoa now I hate you even more, though I didn’t think it was possible you fat cunt. I hope you realize James hates you

  • walkingstickman

    January 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    @RKOredux

    While I could yell back and cause a senseless argument, I wanna say sorry for what I did really. I did move back to the line which was obviously scrambled beyond belief for me to know where the end was so instead of trying to understand where the end of the line was, I just chose the easier route and guessed where the end was.

    So while we could just rant on the comment page of a FAQ video like a couple of youtube commenters with better grammar and spelling, I really wanna say sorry for my fuckatry back there.

  • January 21, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    WHERE IS “YOU KNOW WHATS BULLSHIT” ?????????????

  • JohnnyMo85

    January 21, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    James you did a great job but wow some of those questions were painful and listen to… i could tell by the look on your face, inside you head your were saying wtf! The Q&A reminded me of the simpsons episode were homer became poochie in the itchy and scratchie cartoon. In the episode homer does a Q&A at the comic book store and all the hardcore nerds ask really detailed and obscure questions and homer loses it, i was waiting for you to lose it james. Great job keeping your cool.

  • Valis77

    January 21, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    v
    v
    IIs hey i was gonna say that in the 69 *nudge* man
    she’s the sexiest nerd i’ve seen in a while FREAKING HOT.

  • kevenz

    January 21, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I can’t believe that asian guy calling you lazyΒ­……. I did rewind the video because I couldn’t believe it…. what a moron.

    James put new videos on his site every weeks….. I don’t think it’s lazy at all…… that asian probably never filmed or edited anything…. it’s quite a lot of work.

    And those wanna be funny tgwtg fans…… oh my god, just shut up.

    this video overall depressed me to say the least.

  • jamesf

    January 21, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I really wish I could’ve made it! Sadly, I’m on the west coast though.

    To everyone criticizing the awkwardness of the questions at the Q&A… I definitely agree that a lot (most?) of them were awkward and that James did a great job of not seeming weirded out or anything by them and treating everyone with a lot of respect.

    However, I think we’re forgetting that pretty much every Q&A is full of awkward questions. Have you ever seen Kevin Smith live or seen one of his Q&A DVDs? I asked a question when i saw him speak a couple of years ago and I had perfectly legit and “normal” question, but I got nervous when I got up to the mic and I’m sure it seemed awkward when I was up there (I still managed to get an autograph though, which is still one of my proudest celebrity-meeting moments). Even Q&A portions of lectures given by politicians or academics are EXTREMELY awkward, and I always feel embarrassed about being in the same room as some of the people that attend. In the end, I have to remember that they’re just really excited people who are just passionate about something. So, congrats to everyone who was able to make it to Magfest – it seemed like it was a lot of fun!

  • walkingstickman

    January 21, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    @jamesf: THANK YOU.

    @Johnny: Oddly enough. That scene from the simpsons pretty much summed up the entire AVGN FAQ.

    http://www.megavideo.com/?v=UP7ZHKT1

    0:10:53 – 0:12:05

    Its Scarrry!!!

  • January 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Don’t forget
    Bill&Teds Excellent GameBoy Adventure (also by LJN).
    It
    *****
    (you guessed it)
    It’s even worse than LJN Standard (maybe BEAM Software did the coding in 1982 or so, it kinda feels like that). It plays like a extreemely bad version of Jumpman. And whats ass? It has 64 levels that are ALL THE SAME and the music never changes, too.

    I beat the game but I never wanna play this shit again.

  • rmk04003

    January 22, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    the asian guy was a doofus…. calling the nerd lazy? ur a fool

    @rockgrant…. i agree, there were way too many people spewing stupidity out just to try and get a few mouthbreathers in the crowd to laugh…. if i were the nerd i would have banished them

  • SlyShaDow

    January 22, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    I knew someone would mention ET!

  • January 24, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I would have tripped out if he said “Sit the fuck down linkara” XD

  • Schloss Ritter

    January 25, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I personally didn’t have as much of an issue with MK: Annihilation that a lot of other people seem to have. Sure, there may be too many characters, but their other alternative would be people complaining that they left someone out.

  • xdeathknightx

    January 26, 2011 at 7:48 am

    This is why I like James, he does a lot for his fans and he stays professional and nice even when someone just comes out and asks him if he’s lazy because he is evolving in style and wants room to do other things.

    I would love to see you do a Back To The Future video although I am not sure how much of that was filmed on sets only. And I remember you having a picture of It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World with the palm trees, is that the only location you can still somewhat find of that movie?

  • MaxDiputs

    January 26, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Man, watching this video makes me both feel bad and admire James to a great degree. Some of these people asking questions are either making things extremely awkward or just plain weird. A lot of these people are just fucked up. One the one hand, I don’t think James should have to put up with this bullshit but on the other hand I admire him for never getting angry at how unappreciative some people are. He always treats everyone with respect, no matter how fucked up they are.

  • nammm3

    January 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    dang, i thought i was a AVGN-Cinemassacre fan, these guys are hardcore fans!:-D

  • 007derek

    January 30, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    The Jacket has to go! , its not cool and not who The Nerd is. Im guessing he’s prob. tired of being single and not getting girls, as i Dont see many in these video;s.

  • SippinCoughee

    January 31, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    awesome vid,man!! Great interview from the fans!!! So glad you posted this

  • daggereye

    January 31, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    lol wtf Linkara xD

  • February 1, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Finally got around to watching this, but yes, I love the intros and fan remixes.

    I definitely care more about the theme music than the images for what it’s worth.

  • February 1, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    MY HERO!

  • oxyking

    February 10, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    i enjoy the theme song but you could try and make a new one, just as an experiment

  • February 16, 2011 at 10:23 am

    ha ha ha, you are so kind to your fans James and that is why we love you

    http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/stats.php?ref=65348

    oh and BOOM!

  • BatQuinn

    February 16, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    You know whats bullshit? The audiences fucking questions!

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