AVGN interview on RacketBoy.com

James / June 7th, 2011

Check out this great audio interview conducted by David from RacketBoy.com with Brett Vanderbrook also. It was done at the TooManyGames Convention.

Also, for  anyone who saw the Nintendo press conference today, what do you think of the Wii U?

Comments

  • Shikinanaya100

    June 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    The Wii U seems like a kind of cool idea, can’t say much about it though. The idea is indeed something to think about. But I’m kind of wondering about things like the cost and such. (I did not watch the whole show if they showed the cost.) But I’m also wondering, does this mean we just get a new controler, or is it also a new system all together. I was not sure about that. Eh, guess thats all to say…

  • June 7, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I’m first?
    Well here I go then

    I almost shit my pants when I saw the trailer for the Wii U. It’s gonna be awesome. And I hope now that it does HD some developers will make some FPS for it so that these self-proclaimed “hardcore gamers” shut the fuck up.

    Too bad I live in Algeria, I guess I’ll never have a Wii U until like 2014 (if we’re not all dead by 2012 lol)

  • June 7, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    @Shikinanaya100 It’s NOT just a new controller, it’s a whole new system this time capable of 1080p HD, you know for those who keep complaining about graphics

    And for the cost, I’ve watched the whole (short) conference and no they didn’t say how much it’ll be. But I guess it’s gonna be pretty expensive, I mean, that controller alone could be a game console :/

    And also, if there’s gonna be only one player who can have that big controller, it’s gonna be really disappointing 🙁

    Anyway, I think Nintendo did a good job once again in revolutionizing gameplay

  • goldeneye007man

    June 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    the wii u will be epic but i bet those controllers will be fucking expensive

  • Jenslyn87

    June 7, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I was kinda hoping they would go for something more generic… sounds stupid, I know, but I just don\t care for weird controller functions and all of that stuff!

    That said, there are some cool features and it looks like a capable system. Guessing it will be on par with Xbox 360 and PS3 in terms of graphics. Had hoped it would be better, but at least this way it will get the cool multi platform titles that the Wii was not capable of processing.

    The coolest thing by far in my opinion was the tech demo of a possible new Zelda game. Im psyched for Skyward Sword, but you could really see the graphics shine in that demo! A huge leap!

  • Jaredrocks1

    June 7, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    The Wii U definitely has potential to be as groundbreakingly innovative as the original Wii, but like goldeneye said, the controllers are probably going to be very expensive. Also, to me it would feel awkward playing a motion game like golf or bowling or something with a tablet-shaped device.

    That being said, I also cannot wait to see games like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, and such classics in HD. And, hopefully, a serious reduction in “mini-game” party games.

  • nanofuture

    June 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    @Jenslyn87 According to the rumor mill, the Wii U is more powerful than the xbox 360 or ps3. Also keep in mind the system is fully compatible with the Wii controllers and, by extension, with the wii classic controller 🙂

    Nintendo finally enters the HD age! The new controller looks interesting… hopefully it will be properly utilized and not just a gimick. The main thing I’m worried about is cost and ergonomics.

    P.S. Did anyone else get a little emotional during the Zelda 25 year anniversary portion?

  • Morris

    June 7, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Wii U is awesome. To set the record straight, Nintendo finally entered HD with 1080p so its gonna have a lot of third party support. So Assassin Creed, Tekken, and Battlefield will be on Wii U. Just no official details on the online capabilities, but it should be just as good as Xbox Live or PSN. Its a console, its compatible with the classic wii controller, wiimote, and Wii games. That Controller will be a sweet gimmick. For internal memory, it will just be internal flash memory, but you can use a USB external harddrive.

    Yeah I’m excited for it, I wanna hear more about the third party titles that will be on it, the online capabilities, price, and what Nintendo titles will go on it first. Mario is a given, but who else, since Skyward Sword is Wii solely. Yeah, and I want a 3DS.

  • June 7, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    The Wii U seems like a huge shitpile. The controller is larger than my head.

    You have a 3DS, you have a Wii. A portable and a stationary. There’s no reason to do both. What is the point of having a 52″ television anyway if I have to look at it through a fucking porthole when I’m playing?

    Anyway, I hate when they show you something that’s been around for years and try to make it sound revolutionary. Nintendo and their ridiculous new controller is like Blizzard and battle net. They’ll swear on their own lives it’s revolutionary but in the end it’s just another half-assed shitpile.

  • June 7, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Wii U is an incredibly dorky name, but I think the console itself has a lot going for it.

    A return to the hardcore market, excellent 3rd party support over a year before it’s release, an intriguing controller and the Nintendo company behind it.

    I think it will be a success, but we will have to wait until game demos are readily available to make the final call.

    I’m rooting for Nintendo on this one. I’m tired of Kinectosoft and PS “LOL @ your sensitive data” 3.

  • RetroGamerK91

    June 7, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    When I saw Nintendo reveal the Wii U, I literally had the same reaction I had when the Wii was frist revealed, which was ‘WTF?!?’ and ‘Holy shit!!!’. But as soon as I calmed down at bit, I was like, ‘Nintendo has done it again!’. I think it’s frickin’ badass, and I can’t wait intill I can try it out. I almost shit my pants when I saw the Zelda HD demo being demostrated with the new controller. Some of the most beatiful and stunning Nintendo graphics I’ve ever seen. I mean, I’m not totally sure if it’s better than the 360 and PS3, but it’s right at that level. But I’m still hearing rumors what the system is gonna do and it’s gonna be built when it’s released on the market next year. So, yeah, as a fellow video-game nerd, I’m excited! I loved the line-up of games they had for the 3DS as well, with Luigi’s Mansion 2 being my most favorite out of the bunch. I loved the original one GameCube, so it’s great to see Luigi get another game to himself. I love Luigi.

  • avgnfan1234

    June 7, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I think the controller will deserve the nerd treatment.

  • EliteDeath

    June 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I think Nintendo should just go back to making great games, and stop worrying about all these damn gimmicks.

  • June 7, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    To be honest, it annoys me a lot…. It seems Nintendo is just buying into the tablet device fad as opposed to making their console vastly superior to the xbox and ps3… apparently it’s only just going to be on a par with them (in terms of performance – so think how outdated it’s going to look when Microsoft and Sony release their next gen console in a year or two’s time!)

  • blackjays24

    June 7, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    @nanofuture nobody felt emotional because nobody is as nerdy as you. And you can’t compare the wii u to the xbox and ps3 because by the time it’s released sony and microsoft will be almost releasing their next consoles. You can’t credit Nintendo for coming out with the graphics and quality sony and microsoft have had for 5+ years, almost 10 years by the time the wii u comes out.

  • greedo

    June 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    To be honest, I like the idea. A controller and a console all in one? I’m there. Just one problem. How are you supposed to play a four player game with that thing? Do you have to buy four of them to have a four player game? I know that it is compatible with the Wii controllers, but I have to wonder a little bit. And I think it was a bit weird that in the presentation video that they had, that there was a Wii sitting next to the flatscreen TV. But that’s just me. All in all, it looks good!

  • TehJedicake

    June 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Wii U looks ok, at least it gives options

  • June 7, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    3D pokedex looks laaaaaame…

  • June 7, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    LOL the Wii U sounds like a rejected character from Street Fighter. Plus it just seems like it’s an advanced version of the DS.

  • June 7, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Wii U…..Holy Shit! If the graphics get better…then they have won the console war…again! Man, it looks so cool!

  • Ivan .M

    June 7, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    The Wii U is pregnant with potential, but Nintendo did a mediocre job of explaining and selling the concept. That many individuals are still confused as to whether it’s an actual console or not demonstrates the vagueness of their presentation.

    My opinion is this: Nintendo’s chances of making their new system a success will be determined by the ease and comfort with which we can use its controller.

    How heavy is it? Can users of various hand sizes wield it effectively? Is it viable for the types of games that require quick button tapping and great finger dexterity? What levels of stress and punishment can this thing withstand?

    If the Wii U’s obscenely versatile controller fails at the above, Nintendo’s transition to true HD and the commensurate third party support will not matter.

  • June 8, 2011 at 12:26 am

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  • MikeyNewJin

    June 8, 2011 at 12:27 am

    I think the Wii U has a lot of potential. The big question is how much will it cost? The controller itself functions almost like a portable console. It’s a good thing that it is backwards compatible with the Wii, being able to play old games and being able to use the wiimotes, because holding a tablet size controller for over an hour could be strenuous. As far as its success goes, if the past of Nintendo consoles are any indicator(the ds and the wii specifically), the console will not live up to the hype initially but once the ideas flow for the new technology much more consumers will jump on-board. Hopefully what the U can offer won’t be used as a gimmick.

  • nanofuture

    June 8, 2011 at 2:07 am

    @blackjays24 If you aren’t a nerd then what are you doing on this website? The main show has the word Nerd in it for crying out loud.

    I don’t know where you get this 10 year figure from… 5 years yes (7 years tops), 10 years no. Anyways, what really matters are the games, and Nintendo really seems to be pushing to get 3rd party developers on board this time (symbolized by the EA president coming on stage during the announcement). Good 3rd party support combined with the (almost) always great 1st party games that Nintendo comes out with should make the Wii U a system to reckon with indeed.

    As for comparing it to the PS3 and XBOX 360 instead of the inevitable PS4 and ?XBOX 720?, those are the machines it will be competing with. Much in the same way that the 360 grabbed a bunch of customers by coming out before the Wii and PS3 (even with its technical glitches), the Wii U will grab a large market share by coming out before the other consoles.

  • svengoolie

    June 8, 2011 at 2:56 am

    The Wii U seems like a total piece of shit. E3 was just garbage overall. Nintendo wasn’t as bad as Microsoft and the cancer ridden shitfest that is Kinect, but I was still very let down. They said that Project Cafe was more powerful than PS360. Really? It just seems like a new controller for Wii that gives it Silent Scope type controls. I mean seriously. Disappointing to say the least.

  • svengoolie

    June 8, 2011 at 3:09 am

  • Jenslyn87

    June 8, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Thought a bit more about all of this, and overall I’m very psyched for the system but I also think it’ll have a few problems… perhaps you’ll agree with the following

    Pro’s

    – The console itself seems nifty, light and smartly built. You get what you need and nothing more. Will probably not be that expensive!

    – Nintendo has finally entered the HD era, and, hopefully graphics will be at least on par with the Xbox 360 and PS3. If not, I’ll be very disappointed. My personal guess is that they will match them, hopefully go a bit beyond, but no more than that. They want the same third-party titles to work on the new console.

    – The new controller seems like a fun tool that would lend itself well to certain game types

    Con’s

    – Well, we won’t see a technical leap in terms of pure processing power… guess I hadn’t expected that, but I had hoped that it would clearly outperform the 360 and PS3

    – The controller, while cool, will probably be expensive. So I guess that the console itself being inexpensive will probably lead to an average-priced system, which is ok

    – Nintendo want to match the current generation in terms of graphical prowess to have the same third-party titles, but a problem here could be that if the Wii U is going to have a long lifespan, it will end up going head to head not with the current generation, but with the Xbox 720 and PS4. If this is the case, we could see the same problem that was there with the Wii… developers will have to make technically compromised versions of their software if it is to run on the Wii U

    All in all though, very excited. The Wii was the first Nintendo system I passed on (might buy it just for Skyward Sword though now that it’s cheap), but I think I’m back with Nintendo again! The tech demo of Zelda… I WISH Skyward Sword looked like that, but it’s just awesome knowing that great first-party titles will come to look like that on the new system… which obviously also means that a Zelda game will come for it at some point. Can’t wait! And I’m really looking forward to hearing more details about the system.

    Here’s to hoping that it’s out before the 2012 holidays. Too damn long!!

  • svengoolie

    June 8, 2011 at 3:13 am

    ^ I stopped reading that as soon as I saw you put apostrophes in pros and cons. Lrn2englsh

  • Jenslyn87

    June 8, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Svengoolie: I’m not a native speaker, moron

  • svengoolie

    June 8, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Never call me a moron, friend. Never. If what you claim is true, you write it better than most native speakers of my generation. There are many problems going around, one of them being people throwing in apostrophes where they don’t belong. It’s so annoying.

    More annoying still is when people want to pluralize a word like “box” and instead of writing “boxes,” they think the correct thing to say would be “box’s.” It’s really disturbing. Going along with that is the awful trend of putting punctuation outside of the quotes, because the period isn’t spoken or some such nonsense. It’s like they’ve never read a book or newspaper.

  • Jenslyn87

    June 8, 2011 at 5:10 am

    It was a moronic act calling me out on a simple grammatical mistake. And I am Danish, so please give me a damn break when I’m trying to communicate in a language that I’m not completely comfortable with. Would like to see you write in Danish! I do appreciate your compliment though, but please realize that not everyone here is an American, and we all write correctly to the extent that we can.

    Desværre er vi blot et lille land, så tingene kan ikke helt sammenlignes. Det er dog stadig latterligt at punke folk for at lave småfejl på engelsk – om det så er deres modersmål eller ej!

  • Zyklopfish

    June 8, 2011 at 5:49 am

    @svengoolie
    Is it really necessary to insult people because of grammar mistakes? if there is nothing productive you can say, then just don’t write anything. My english is bad to, but I don’t stop writing because of it! What matters is that people understand what you mean.

    Anyway, think with the Wii U, nintendo brought us once again to a new level of gaming. The interactivity with the screen from the controller and the TV screen opens the way to a new concept of games. And that’s what I like about nintendo, you’ll never no what they will come up next.

  • June 8, 2011 at 6:35 am

    I think its’ neet how its’ calling it wii u, like its sayin’ wii like we and u liek you! Also cuz’ it’s shaeped like some Box’s are shaped, and box’s are cool, exspecially in Japan (where Godzila lives, and sometime’s dracyoula too).

    kthxbyela!

  • jojjenitro

    June 8, 2011 at 8:02 am

    are you going to make a new avgn video soon??

  • June 8, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I think the Wii U presentation was pretty bad…
    -They never evoque the console,
    -Reggie didn’t have at least the controller in his hand,
    -There was no live demonstration.
    -He didn’t tell any specification of the the console
    -No nintendo game were annonced except of that mario wii, and a vague smash bros (what does anyone thought there wopuld be no smash bros on the console)

    But the console looks pretty great, I hope its price won’t be too high…
    I think it deserves a wait and see, I’m a nintendo fanboy, but I think this console could end nintendo console-making carrier…

    And I would say that the nintendo conference gave me good reasons to buy a 3DS, because all the game they announced last year are coming 😀 Last year they announced a wonderful line-up for teh 3DS, but none of these games are actually out…

    and to finish… THERE IS FINALLY A NEW LUIGI’S MANSION WHICH IS FRIGGIN’ AWESOME !

  • Jaredrocks1

    June 8, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Well James, I’m curious as to what you thought of the Wii U. When I saw the monstrous controller, I immediately heard the Nerd in my head say “What were they thinking?!”

  • maikii

    June 8, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Why doesn’t Nintendo just call it’s new system Nintendo Gimmick? That’s all their bullshit has been for years.

  • Mariusz69

    June 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I didn’t like that podcast host guy! He spent all this time at the beginning plugging his own site and patting himself on the back. He has a voice like those salesman that show up at my office right before I throw them out. Also he said James had “instant success,” which is an insult because it took James years and years of slaving to achieve his rockstar status.

  • nitroangus23

    June 8, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I think Nintendo kinda dropped the ball here as well,

    I mean I think the Wii U is cool and all,but they spent all their time on the controller.

    WTF?

    We want details on the SYSTEM, they didn’t even show a picture of the actual console.

    I had to look online to find it….

  • Nick Williams

    June 8, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I think Nintendo is taking a big risk but it could be a hugely successful console that helps Nintendo capture the core gamers and the casual gamers but its early days yet. looks like they are getting some nice 3rd party support so far and I’d like to see how that plays out but I fear that when microsoft and sony pull their shit together with a new console nintendo might lose some of that 3rd party support… let’s hope it doesn’t suffer the same fate the Dreamcast did. I’ll remain neutral for now because it’s early days but to be honest I’d love to see Nintendo dominate again… sony and microsoft have really pissed me off with the 360 and ps3 due to blatant lies and awful hardware failure so I’m rooting for Nintendo. I hope they pull it off…we’ll see

  • toiletfarm

    June 8, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I love racketboy.com. Also, I can’t see myself wanting to play Othello on a tablet. I can buy the board game for 3 bucks at Goodwill if I really want to play it that bad. I’m basically saying I don’t know what to think because it didn’t really showcase anything other than some simple features.

  • dsheinem

    June 8, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Hey James, thanks for posting the link to the podcast, much appreciated. It was fun to do it and good meeting you and your crew.

    @ Mariusz69: I did sell electronics in a department store when I was in graduate school, so that’s probably why you find my 15 seconds (out of a one hour show, I might add) of explaining what racketboy.com is to a live audience to sound like a sales pitch. I don’t make a cent from doing the podcast, I just figured the audience might want to know what the site is all about, since I enjoy it so much! The “instant success” line comes from reading TMG’s press release (http://toomanygames.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=185), so don’t lay that one on me! Besides, some of my questions dealt with how he got to where he is today!

  • WingedKitsune

    June 8, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Personally, I am psyched about the Wii U. I am a little worried about the controller design though, but the screen has a ton of uses!

    All I know is that I definitely want a Wii U, because it’s going to have more Third Party Titles like Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Batman: Arkham Asylum on launch.

    I don’t have a 360 or a PS3 because they’re too damn expensive. And if I am going to save up for a new console, I’m going to spend it on my champion, Nintendo.

    I have been a loyal Nintendo fan ever since I was 4! 24 1/2 years is a long time. And I always will be loyal to Nintendo.

  • June 8, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    “- Nintendo want to match the current generation in terms of graphical prowess to have the same third-party titles, but a problem here could be that if the Wii U is going to have a long lifespan, it will end up going head to head not with the current generation, but with the Xbox 720 and PS4. If this is the case, we could see the same problem that was there with the Wii… developers will have to make technically compromised versions of their software if it is to run on the Wii U”

    I’m not entirely convinced this is going to be an issue. I’m pretty convinced graphics are reaching a breaking point. The next Xbox(720?) and PS4 will likely be more powerful than the Wii U, but probably only to the extent that the Gamecube and original Xbox were more powerful than the PS2. The games will probably only look slightly worse than the counterparts on the other consoles and with Nintendo’s 1st and 2nd party titles that Sony and Microcrap simply can never match, the odds are probably going to play in Nintendo’s favor. It’s just a matter of Nintendo properly marketing the new system so closed minded idiots no longer view Nintendo as being for “casual” gamers or families or kids.

    I mean hell, the Wii was significantly underpowered in comparison to the 360 and PS3 and yet it outsold them by a pretty huge margin. In the end it’s gameplay that truly matters, not graphics. Enough said.

  • Fei Wong

    June 8, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I think that Nintendo had confused a lot of people including me by only showing off the Wii U controller and not the system as it is, anyway, i loved the Zelda video with the symphonic band, starting with Zelda 1 on NES, got goosebumps there, but i expected a remake of A Link to the Past on 3ds or Cafe…
    I always liked specially Nintendo, because i grew with the NES, and later as a teenager the SNES and so on, but since the wii, i’ve focused more on others like the XBOX 360, i think Ninty is doing well in entering the generation of HD gaming and the controller tablet is awesome.
    i hope that the Zelda tech demo gets for real!!
    Now to wait for Skyward 😛

  • June 9, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I’m really exited for the WII U! However I am worried the controller will increase the price substantially, and I hope the company fulfills its promises for bringing back the hardcore favorites.

  • AklashPahk

    June 9, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    @svengoolie, you ARE a moron. Sorry. And a douche, correcting people like that and calling them annoying.

    Lrn2englsh é o caralho, seu babaca otário do cacete. Vai se foder.

  • jbullock8

    June 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Hey James, just thought I would let you know that the horror magazine HorrorHound devoted a section of a page to you. The page was all about old Atari horror games and they mentioned that you made videos about a few of them. It must be cool to be such a big horror fan and have one of the magazines talk about you. If you aren’t already subscribed, you should check the magazine out, I really like it so far.

  • onetimevideo

    June 9, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    That site gave me a virus, and I am 99% sure of this. It was the only site I tried to go to that I don’t usually go to. When I clicked the link the page stayed blank for 10 seconds and then my browser closed, and some fake anti-virus scanner started its crap. It hid all of my files, the damn annoying thing, and I have to unhide them all manually. That’s the last time I ever click a link to some unknown bullshit website.

  • svengoolie

    June 9, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Maybe I am a douche. This is fascinating, though. All you foreigners learn English. It’s just amazing and I respect the hell out of it, because our country is being invaded by people refusing to learn the langauge. We gotta have Spanish on every sign these days. My mom, who is a teacher, is getting pushed put of her job that she’s had for 35 years because they’re getting rid of the English curriculum. None of the kids speak English anymore. And yet we smile as it happens because it would be racist to say anything. Yeah.

  • rropuma07

    June 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    ^ The US has no official language, so it is ignorant to assume that everybody who lives here should learn English. How can you discriminate against people for not learning a language which their country of residence does not even claim as its “official language”. Just because English is what the majority of residents speak does not mean that demographic cannot change. Also if we want to generalize, Americans often are the same way other countries. They travel to other countries and demand that people in the country cater to them instead of learning the native tongue of that country.

  • Ivan .M

    June 9, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    @rropuma07:

    You’re the one who is guilty of ignorance. Or perhaps you’re not ignorant, perhaps the truth is that you hate White Americans and the Anglo-Saxon American culture.

    English may not be our de jure language, but it has always been our de facto tongue. The Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are all written in English. The constitutions of all 50 States, many of which predate the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, are also written in English.

    The lack of official status for English in the United States does not mean our country was founded as a multiethnic, multicultural toilet. It was created as a society for one majority ethnic group and one dominant culture.

    Did you know that Japan has no “official language” either? Is it discrimination if most Japanese demand that you learn nihongo if you want to reside in Japan? You would probably say “no.” After all, the Japanese are not a European-descended people. So it’s okay, right?

    And Americans travel around the world expecting that everyone else speak English? You’re such a liar.

    You mentioned something about demographics changing. You probably LOVE the fact that the demographics are changing in Western nations. I wouldn’t be surprised if you were a self-hating White person, cheering the invasion of the U.S. by Third World foreigners who don’t want to assimilate, celebrating the dispossession and replacement of America’s founding population.

    Racist trash like you make me sick. Go take your anti-American, anti-White hate speech somewhere else you globalist puke.

    If you want to be an American, learn English! Embrace our values, our traditions, and our history. My parents were Hispanic immigrants, but they raised me to be AMERICAN. Bless them.

  • June 9, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Wow wh

  • BrianViper

    June 9, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Everyone above me shut the fuck up and play some video games.

  • Chris L

    June 9, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    @Ivan .M

    What a big load of shit ! Thanks at least you made me laugh.

  • svengoolie

    June 10, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Right on, Ivan. That’s what made America great. It doesn’t matter where you come from; anyone can be an American and you are a true American.

    Furthermore, rropuma07, it’s true that we never had an official language. However, it has always been that someone seeking citizenship must pass English tests. That’s the problem with these illegals. They are refusing to come over the legal way because they don’t want to learn English. It really should outrage the millions of Mexicans who became American the right way.

    And my point of bringing this all up is that it’s fascinating to me that English seems to have more credence across the seas in countries that speak other languages!

  • cr4b

    June 10, 2011 at 2:45 am

    English is such a widespread language that it’s definitely worth it to learn it. Besides, all the best music, movies etc. are in English 🙂

  • viJilance

    June 10, 2011 at 3:38 am

    True.

  • June 10, 2011 at 6:40 am

    u cant move on this bullshit site! for ad’s! Man WTF happened to AVGN! Sold him self out! I’ll shot down for this! Cheers for selling out!

  • Curio

    June 10, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Wait. Where did all this talk about America’s language and foreign relations come from? A guy making a typo? You guys need to chill out for a sec.

    This is a good interview, James. Sorry you didn’t get to go to E3.

  • calapuno

    June 10, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I’d really love to see/hear more from you and Brett together.
    You two make an awesome team!

  • June 10, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Wii U? Loving it! It’s like Nintendo was reading my brain about a year and a half ago.

    I’ll check out the interview later when I have more time.

  • kevinoh94

    June 11, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Yall need to calm down, get off the internet, and meet each other so you guys can argue it up in person.

    Wii U looks alright, but with every new tech, it’ll either end up really great or really bad. Won’t know until I play it though.

    Does it remind anyone else of Transfarring?

  • BrockLobster

    June 11, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    In any case it remains to be said as to whether this device will actually grasp the hardcore audience that it claimed the new device would do. Once I was spending time looking into the device, the videos I saw were related to a Mario Party-type title. That sure isn’t going to grab hold of a hardcore audience. I’m on the fence, but I’m more into the Vita, personally, because I know it’ll grasp hold of the idea of hardcore audiences like it Sony did with the Vita’s father device, the P.S.P.

    Also, since it was mentioned, it is correct that English isn’t the official language of the United States. On the other hand that’s a political effort that can no longer be made without the politician seeming “racist”, because it’s part of American culture to do anything to avoid such an “awful” title. Language is not a racial barrier, and it’s not racially-oriented, therefore, it is not an issue of race. The problem is, however, that since they bring money to companies, and they provide low-paying labor, they give a service that white-collars find suitable to keep them in the nation, as opposed to the Indian engineer who spent eight more years in an American University to prove that he was an engineer (because his school in India didn’t “qualify”) so he could continue his life in America, an he learned English as well.
    Also, in response to the idea that Americans demand others to speak our language when we go there is something that’s based in media, and only people who are completely worthless would be so ignorant is to perform such an act. I’m moving to South Korea next year to teach English as a profession, because it’s a valued language there, and I’m learning Korean on a daily basis to prepare to perform the job. I have no intention of demanding every Korean to change their language, but I know that English is valuable in this world.

  • June 11, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I’m loving it .. zelda HD .. drawing .. motion control ..

    but the most important question is .. what do you think of it James ??

  • Bearby

    June 12, 2011 at 2:28 am

    I love the Wii U…its so bad

  • June 13, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Im not sure why people are arguing over “being American” or something on a Cinemassacre thread…anyway…
    WiiU is coming out too soon. Its basically a tap out from nintendo. Im sure its graphics will be great, but not great enough to replace you xbox or ps3 and get a whole new set up. I would like to have my 360 for a few more years. I dont feel like buying a new console! Also, WiiU’s controller doesnt look comforable for shooting games and will probably cost an arm and a leg!

  • ClassicGamer

    June 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    WHO FUCKING CARES ABOUT LANGUAGES I SPEAK WHATEVER I LEARN.

    Anywho, I can’t decide whether the Wii U is good or bad. It looks awesome, the technology and graphics look astounding, and the thing looks smooth. But, I fear the price is going to be frightfully high, and basically everything else is just quoting Luke Evancoe.

  • hauntedpixel

    June 13, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    My first reaction when I heard the name of the Wii U?

    That is the fucking stupidest name I have ever heard for a console. It sounds like a damn school to learn how to play the Wii. Why yes, I have a degree in flailing from Wii U!

  • June 13, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    James, thanks for all the hours of entertainment you’ve provided me! I started out with AVGN and have moved on to some of your films. I a HUGE Horror hound so I was delighted to see some of your independent films. Good luck with the AVGN movie! Awesome film maker and entertainer!

  • gamerdude122

    June 14, 2011 at 11:32 am

    AVGN to Being American?

    Okay…

    But I’m with Ivan and svengoolie. If you’re the the USA, you better know English. Our culture is based around the English language, so getting many jobs, getting an education (at least in the south), and basically living revolves around knowing the language on which this country was founded upon. There’s a damn good reason for making those who wish to be LEGAL US CITIZENS learn English.

    And Ivan, you’re parents are awesome.

  • RhuBarb

    June 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I am a white Englishman born and bred in UK, and proud to have enjoyed the life up until year 2001 when the world went mad.
    Honestly, i can foresee another world war, and countries losing their national identities is one of the worst causes.
    I am with Ivan.M.

    Anyway, there are other places to ‘discuss’ that sort of thing i suppose.

    Q: Wii U?
    A: *giggle*

  • June 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Been thinking about the Wii U, gotta say I like the idea. I keep wondering though how the console will be, will probably get one when it comes out. Would love to hear your guys thoughts about it, it looks like it will be an interesting year 2012.

  • Bluesy

    June 18, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Who knew some randoms would take this into a discussion on race and what not.

    If people could learn english, they would. The kind of people their talking about are older first generation poor immigrants that can’t learn it, they can’t take the time, they can’t afford the lessons. That’s not counting the ones that do learn but these sort of people still say they don’t because they have a thick accent.

    Not to mention the second generation will invariably learn it. It is a complete lie that these people are somehow going out of their way to make sure that their kids don’t learn the language or something.

    This is just some probably racist white people either scared or being discriminatory. Guess what, Each massive wave of immigrants had some that couldn’t learn the language or still went about their culture ect.

    That’s how Irish holidays merged into the American culture. There’s are groups in America that can still speak a very old version of German. Jews still learn hebrew ect.

    These things don’t exclude. The type of people that want to be discriminatory exclude.

  • Bluesy

    June 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I’ve been reading all the comments and I think this all started with someone living in a completely different country that wrote in English really well. He got corrected on some minor grammar(by svengoolie). This gave this one guy called svengoolie, who clearly has a bone to pick, enough reason to start ranting .

    It’s not like a country can’t have multiple languages either. Which isn’t what’s happening because most second generation can’t speak Spanish. And yes, in lots of other countries, there are signs in English. Because you know, Southern States are really close to Spanish speaking countries.

    But that I aside, I really don’t believe his bull that kids, who are into pop music, watch t.v, and use the internet, don’t speak English. Whether all kids nowadays aren’t good at grammar is a separate issue.

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