James / July 23rd, 2012
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July 23, 2012 at 8:58 pm
OMFG!! Thank you!!.. I can shave off this beard I have been growing since the last episode (Dark Castle, which I have watched a thousand times awaiting this day!!) P.s.please release your movie on blu-ray if at all possible. And as always keep up the great work Nerd!
July 23, 2012 at 9:00 pm
22 minutes, holy crap!
May 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm
Start working at home with Google! It’s by-far the best job Ive had. Last Wednesday I got a brand new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this – 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringin home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, http://www.g00.me/Work
June 17, 2013 at 8:38 pm
July 23, 2012 at 9:01 pm
Aaaaand He’s back
July 23, 2012 at 9:04 pm
awesome, totally awesome! welcome back!
July 23, 2012 at 9:08 pm
Holy crap the Nerd returns Welcome the hell back
July 23, 2012 at 9:11 pm
July 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm
You took my suggestion and did Schwarzeneggar games! Very cool. Great work, as usual!
July 23, 2012 at 9:17 pm
Oh hell yes!!! Thank you so much James. This is what we’ve all been patiently waiting for. Thank you, I have to watch it right now.
July 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm
HOLYHJHJCBXZDHJHBJCHJSDCBDCBHJVJZDHBCHBCXHVHJBHVBCVHBVBVCHBV!!!!! HES BACK NNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRDGASM
OMG YOUR BACK!!! FINALLY
July 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! Welcome back James.
Now all we need is Mike to show up as himself in a nerd video.That would be fucking great.
July 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm
I’m pretty sure that isn’t Arnold in the pink pants, looks more like Bret Hart.
July 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm
Anyone else realize that he is sort of compiling lines and phrases from other episodes?
Am I the only one that sees the slogan in the background that says “Play 4 Player Games at the FUCK of a switch”? Damn bokeh blur doing a hilarious job xD
July 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm
Great review! So glad to see you back. Can’t wait for the movie
July 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm
something seemed off in this episode…
July 23, 2012 at 9:30 pm
ROFL!! at Kyle’s skeleton
Thank you so much for putting up this episode James. So good to have you back *cheers*
July 23, 2012 at 9:36 pm
Your servers are gonna blow up from all the traffic in the next 24 hours
July 23, 2012 at 9:40 pm
I busted out laughing when I saw Kyle’s bones behind the couch. Nice touch. Well played sir!
July 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm
A new 22 minute episode! WHHHHHHHHHHHHAT!?!?!?!
July 23, 2012 at 9:49 pm
The Dr. says “Most enjoyable rage I did see. Keep up the good work nerd lest I destroy you.”
July 23, 2012 at 9:50 pm
Okay. This was okay.
It’s not your best or worst work. I am now going to do a more in-depth critique;
Mostly, my point is, your experience working on the film shows. The filmography is more complex and appealing, despite the constraints of the show (especially the spit-take,) your acting is better, and your jokes have better timing, though in this case I didn’t feel it brought much to the quality; it just made it feel like I was watching a more refined episode. The episode even has a bit of a plot with you trying to find a good Schwarzenegger game..
Ultimately, this doesn’t feel like your best work, but it definitely feels like your most polished episode yet.
So the way I see it: you’re not back in the groove yet, but you definitely seem to have picked up some new skill from your recent film. I am eager to see what you have for the future episodes. Especially if you do something with more personal feelings like the Castlevania videos.
July 23, 2012 at 9:51 pm
I never thought of myself as fanboy before, but HOLY FUCKING SHIT THE NERD IS BAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!! DIDN’T REALIZE I MISSED THE AVGN SO MUCH!! TOTALLY SPAZZING OUT RIGHT NOW ALL CAPS BITCHES!!
July 23, 2012 at 9:52 pm
Poor Kyle Justin, he died like how he lived….behind a couch.
What an amazing comeback! Good job James!
July 23, 2012 at 9:54 pm
Thanks for the laughs. In this time of my life without getting too personal, not much makes me laugh or smile. AVGN is hilarious as ever. I know alot of people are saying can’t wait for the AVGN movie. I hope you take your time and don’t feel pressured by anyone. All good things come in due time. WELCOME BACK AVGN!
July 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm
Welcome back avgn . I’m gonna watch the episode now.
July 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm
Is it worth the wait? YES. Epic AVGN episode. James, you the man.
July 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm
1) Are these going to be monthly again now or just at your leisure?
2) I noticed this is already up on Youtube, as opposed to in a year from now. Has your relationship with GT/SA changed?
Still, it’s great to see a new one of these. Good luck with the rest of the moviemaking process!
July 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm
Great return, James. A little surprised this wasn’t on Gametrailers first though.
July 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm
A Perfect 10 would not do this justice, after JUST finally completing this video I consider it the first sneak peek of what’s to come in “AVGN” The AngryVideoGameNerd” …… movie ..also my first time using the word EPIC and rightfully so ..
July 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm
Dude thanks for post again. I was thinking there arent going to be more AVGN. Greetings from Monterrey Mexico!!!!! YOU RULE!!!!!
July 23, 2012 at 10:05 pm
so is kyle dead now? i saw his skeleton.
July 23, 2012 at 10:06 pm
I think I was too young when I played Total Recall, since I always kind of liked the game as a kid. I don’t think I’ve played any of the other games though. The Predator game looks ridiculous, lol.
July 23, 2012 at 10:07 pm
I had strange feelings of the new episode at first, but as soon as James in a strange way says “what a shitload of fuck, what were they thinking” and it doesn’t sound like a question, I was laughing my ass off.
Especially because I grew up and own all those games, Total Recall tortured me and my friends growing up. I broke tons of controls as a kid and these games (except Commando, always like it) were all part of it.
Thank you, James. Loved it.
I couldn’t help but feel some of the acted frustration and tension was a bit more genuine in this one. Maybe a side effect of the busy year?
July 23, 2012 at 10:10 pm
The Dr. accepts this video and will spare your life.
Oh!My dear little Angry Nerd!
Thank you for your coming!
July 23, 2012 at 10:11 pm
Fresh James. A long one too. The whole time i was saying, “He better play fucking predator.”
July 23, 2012 at 10:15 pm
You should have asked the neighbour to feed & water your Kyle while you were gone.
July 23, 2012 at 10:20 pm
I’m glad that you’re back James and decided to review the rest of the Arnold Schwarzenegger games, this is fantastic!
As a big Arnie fan mysefl, I finished all of these games, except for Conan, since it isn’t based on the movies as you mentioned :).
Predator is my favorite Schwarzenegger movie, but the game should have been terminated!
As a teenager I was hoping that Commando would be based on the movie, but was devastated to find out that it wasn’t…Maybe that was for the best though!
Anyway, keep the reviews coming, man, we were starting to worry that you wouldn’t be back!
Be seeing you real soon at A & C Games and Con Bravo, should be fun!
July 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm
OH MY GOD! He’s back! You just made my night. Should have called this The Angry Video Game Nerd Rises! Though he never really fell…Good stuff.
What a way to make a comeback! Brining out the Arnie games! It’s only fitting. I enjoyed the callbacks to previous episodes, Kyle Justin’s skeleton haha… and the hilarious angry outbursts… trademark AVGN. Good job man! I always enjoy your stuff.
Hell yes, man! Never been so excited to see an AVGN episode. And what a comeback it was!
You know, there’s a certain cinematic quality to this review… hmm… I wonder where you might have picked that up from? I suppose I’ll never know…
July 23, 2012 at 10:23 pm
Oh, and also, I really hope the future holds for me a SXSW 2013 (or 14) pass to watch AVGN: The Movie. Austin would love to have you!
July 23, 2012 at 10:33 pm
Great episode! Glad you’re back!
July 23, 2012 at 10:36 pm
“mmmmm Shit the bed!” haha love it
July 23, 2012 at 10:37 pm
You’re the best. Great to see you back, AVGNerd. Loved the video, loved the topic as well. A lot of the camera work in the live action segments looked more refined in this vid, looks like the movie has been a great learning experience.
Keep up the great work. Good luck working on the movie, we’re all looking forward to it.
Encourage Mike to keep up the good work on his videos as well. The content the two of you create has made Cinemassacre worth a daily visit. I hope your page views reflect it. Mrs. AVGNerd’s content has been very interesting as well.
July 23, 2012 at 10:42 pm
One of your best episodes, dude.
July 23, 2012 at 10:59 pm
Yes! I’ve been hoping for a Total Recall review… didn’t know if it would ever come… and here it is, along with bonus Arnold games. Nice! Also, it’s fun to see the Nerd back before the movie. Thanks for this episode!
a very funny review lol burn that piece of dog shit game
July 23, 2012 at 11:07 pm
haha the lovely NES endings, after hours of suffering… Congratulation
nice horrible memories
really enjoyed this episode!
July 23, 2012 at 11:09 pm
LMAO at the skeleton behind the couch. Poor Kyle….
July 23, 2012 at 11:10 pm
I’m so happy that the new episode came before the movie. We want more AVGN !
July 23, 2012 at 11:12 pm
haha, he’s fucking back. Glad to have you doing AVGN again.
AWESOME. But I have to ask. Where did you learn to fly?
July 23, 2012 at 11:13 pm
Ha! He forot to leave food for Kyle while he ws gone.
July 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm
Nice to see you back on the couch again after all this time. Welcome back! I do hope that Mike still does his shows though.
July 23, 2012 at 11:19 pm
YES!!! About time
Welcom back to the couch. good to see you rage again!! I hope your movie takes you father than you ever hoped
Im glad 2 see you are back i was waiting this soo much that it makes things better, welcome back .greating from Mexico
July 23, 2012 at 11:23 pm
I love this episode! James I love your stuff it makes me laugh like crazy! I was very excited for this episode and you didn’t disappoint. The first thing to note was the music was epic and exciting(but I do miss your normal thyme song). The acting has gotten much better (although I really enjoy the corny acting from your previous videos much more). The voice overs are excellent and you did a much better job acting them out (however I’m sure you have new equipment and until you get better at adjusting the sound levels its a little obvious at times). Your writing has improved and the length of this video was epic (i don’t remember a 22 min AVGN video) however your cursing has gone from comical and slap happy to angry and a bit tormented. I know its hard to stay fresh and your probably in the stage of your career that your acting has gone to the next level and your material is lacking but don’t lose touch with the online AVGN. Overall though I thought the production quality was vastly improved and I can definitely see how much you have learned sense your last video, but deviate to far from what makes you so beloved by all of your fans. I love your videos and I am excited to see whats next! Thank you James your hard work brings smiles to the faces of many people!
Woooooooooo! It’s a glorious thing.
July 23, 2012 at 11:26 pm
Been awhile fuckin nerd…..
July 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm
I think this is probably the best ep yet to introduce new people to AVGN. It’s got terrible games, catch-phrases, swearing fits and nostalgic stories of gaming disappointment. Quintessential Nerd.
July 23, 2012 at 11:35 pm
Nice to have you back sir this was definitely worth the wait. Any updates on the avgn movie coming our way soon?
July 23, 2012 at 11:49 pm
Did you forget to have Mike feed Kyle while you were gone?
July 23, 2012 at 11:51 pm
Fuck yeah! That was the shit! I’ve waited for almost half a year to see that! Glad to see the AVGN back on his throne!
July 23, 2012 at 11:54 pm
July 24, 2012 at 12:09 am
FUCK YA, THAT WAS AWESOME lol, and KYLE’s skeleton behind the couch ROFL!!!
July 24, 2012 at 12:11 am
you have my absolute respect james, that piece of shit game is the worst nightmare i have ever come across.
and thanks for letting me know how to pick up the weapon in conan i have never being able to pass the first boss
awesome episode thanks
cheers from chile
Ok now, post view review. First: seemed rushed but I am sure it was,as well as you probly did not have as much time to work on just the ep wile working on the movie. Second: the topic was great, I was really drawn in. You still got it. Third: its a AVGN ep and you gave the fans everything we have come to expect. Now that you have the first one out of the way you can relax, and take your time on the next one. Im looking foward to it, but take your time
July 24, 2012 at 12:18 am
HOOORRRAAAYYY!!!!! A new Nerd episode
Conglaturation ! ! !
You have completed
a great game .
and prooved the justice
of our culture .
Now go and rest our heroes !
July 24, 2012 at 12:26 am
awesome episode. glad your back.
honest review of the episode…
The intro music was awesome.
The script and cinematography for the the introduction explaining the story for you playing the games is one of the best game review setups you have done in any episode. i loved how you set up the camera and moved around the game shelf. the commentary is very well done for the majority of the review but some of the lines and jokes had been done before and at times felt short or were forced but this was rare and more towards the end of the video. if you would have cut down on some of these it would have been a lot more tightly woven together. overall the commentary was excellent and the style of this review is effective. the ending was sort of anticlimactic but given the source material you had to work with was still good but a little overdone.
overall very entertaining and some great moments but there were a few moments where it could have been better or edited out.
Thanks for making a really good episode. Hope to see more soon and more information about the progress of the movie.
July 24, 2012 at 12:39 am
This review sucked my spiderballs! not.
Love you and your work, dude! <3
July 24, 2012 at 12:40 am
Alright! Back in form! Nice to see. So not only is Arnold back in the acting business, but there’s also a remake of total recall. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. I’m honestly trying to remember any good Arnold games back in them good old days, and it’s just not coming up. Oh well. Awesome review! A year was worth the wait, now I’m ready for the AVGN movie! Definitely buying it the day it comes out. Any way I can preorder it?
July 24, 2012 at 12:41 am
Great review! I’ve been waiting for you to do Total Recall so all the other shitty games you squeezed in were like a sweet bonus!! I absolutely love the childhood memories of renting Total Recall in the beginning, as a child I rented so many bad NES games based off of kickass coverart *cough deadly towers cough*
July 24, 2012 at 12:52 am
Awesome episode! Predator was one of the first NES games I owned. It was one of those,” Oh it’s Predator, it’s gotta be awesome! So it will get it even without playing it beforehand” It sucked and made me so confused. What the hell were all those crazy creatures flying around all over the place? Why did some levels feel like I was in the xenomorph’s lair? Truly a shitty game, and you hit it right on the head AVGN. You and Mike rule, keep doing what you’re doing.
July 24, 2012 at 12:54 am
Okay I watched this a few times and I just now noticed the “sasquatch dead fucking serious” series of lines was a set of callbacks to older AVGN episodes, namely the second episode with the first instance of “dead fucking serious” and the zoom in on the eyes. So genius, and so funny.
I’ll be honest and say the set up for going completely angry at the end with pushing start instead of continue on accident wasn’t as rage convincing as say, the back to the future super famicom game revelation or even the dark castle whipping end, but it was still enjoyable.
Is mike completely done with title cards? Those are always enjoyable and appreciated, so if mike is considering doing them, the fans definitely want to see more!
July 24, 2012 at 12:56 am
I never understood why no one could ever make a decent game based off a movie back in the 8-bit days. I was burned so many times from giving them the benefit of the doubt that to this day I have a major aversion to giving any movie based game a chance.
July 24, 2012 at 1:04 am
this is my fav episode next to the Sega cd and 32x and Godzilla speaking of Godzilla SCUNT!!! LOL
July 24, 2012 at 1:08 am
Great to have you back James, and with a great episode. Its always a good day when a new AVGN is made.
About the episode, even when I knew that this was 8 bit games, I hoped that you get into True Lies for Snes, that is a good Arnold movie licensed game, I still don´t know how they managed to do such thing, and It was from Ocean, a pretty lame company back in the 16 bit era
July 24, 2012 at 1:15 am
Hilarious, the part where you hit “Start” accidentally legitimately had me suck in my breath and hold it, because I found it seriously suspenseful as to what was going to happen next – and you did not disappoint.
And was that Kyle Justin’s skeleton back there? Unexpected and also hilarious – and an ominous sign from the events of the movie?….
July 24, 2012 at 1:20 am
Oh yeah, and the part where the guys were flying off of the screen was funny as hell too, that classic expression you had makes me laugh every time I see it in one of the episodes, like in Little Red Hood and Star Wars when the life bar is huge
July 24, 2012 at 1:23 am
While it might not count since it is an SNES game, True Lies is actually a decent scwarzenegger game and believe it or not it was made by LJN.
July 24, 2012 at 1:25 am
LAST ONE – spitting out the beer was pretty funny too
July 24, 2012 at 1:29 am
RIP Justin Kyle LOL
July 24, 2012 at 1:35 am
July 24, 2012 at 1:50 am
Great Episode, I love how, sense you left to make the AVGN Movie, Kyle starved XD
July 24, 2012 at 1:54 am
wecome back nerd…ive been expecting you
July 24, 2012 at 1:56 am
The NES Conan is just a version of a superior c64 game, MYTH! Check that out, it kicks so much ass!
July 24, 2012 at 2:04 am
Terranigma has another one of those bird shitting blood sequences, it’s a popular trope.
July 24, 2012 at 2:10 am
“If it bleeds, we can kill it.”
July 24, 2012 at 3:02 am
And I quote:
(4:01:10 AM) me/1B6E7C04: alright night
(4:04:13 AM) me/1B6E7C04: GOD DAMNIT
(4:04:15 AM) me/1B6E7C04: MOTHER FUCKEr
(4:04:18 AM) me/1B6E7C04: cinemassacre… just look. And I gotta go to bed. Go figure.
I knew I shouldn’t have checked. I was thinking, maybe there is a new (and awesome) Mike video that I can watch at lunch tomorrow. No. New AVGN.
July 24, 2012 at 3:16 am
I cant believe you didnt notice or mention that ‘Conan’ for the nes is nothing more than ‘Myth’ for the c64 but with a different sprite.. Blatent rip off
July 24, 2012 at 3:23 am
Great episode, made me laugh so hard! The scene when you are taking a sip of beer while the game switches to “big mode” is invaluable!
Great number of cross-references to other AVGN episodes, too. Enjoyed this one very much!
And, of course, it’s really nice just to see another AVGN episode, especially after the time you have been working on the movie. Looking forward to seeing that! Keep up the good work!
July 24, 2012 at 3:24 am
Awesome as always James.
July 24, 2012 at 3:29 am
Amazing work like always guys! Very fun to watch
But the guitar man is dead… He was the skelly behind the couch…
July 24, 2012 at 3:30 am
Not to contradict the Nerd, but shouldn’t you have self-destructed yourself ala` predator at the end? You missed a chance to yell ‘FUUUCCCCKKK!’
July 24, 2012 at 3:34 am
I’ve been waiting so long! Finally another AVGN episode!
July 24, 2012 at 3:37 am
The Nerd is back.
I know you are busy finishing the movie James, so new Nerd vids were not to be expected. You must be Nerded out by now.
July 24, 2012 at 4:00 am
Has anyone else noticed, that mr. Nerd’s teeth look very much like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s?
July 24, 2012 at 4:06 am
It’s been a really weird and sad time for me without new AVGN episodes though the AVGN Movie updates and Mikes videos have been keeping me sane, Awesome job James! Good to have you back!
July 24, 2012 at 4:15 am
Great review but the video didn’t show about 10% of the screen when I was watching did anyone else have that problem?
July 24, 2012 at 4:21 am
The return of the king… horay, couldn’t
So we will never see Kyle again? And no Mike’s title cards? What is world coming to… Anyway, good to have you back
July 24, 2012 at 4:37 am
I can’t wait to see The Expendables 2 either!!!!!!!
July 24, 2012 at 4:40 am
hey james,i dont mean to be a asholian from the planet asshole! (classic!) But i mean you kinda have old material… We are alll glad to see the nerd back to his nerdy self but you know what this episode didnt make me laugh the way the older episodes did, that would be due to the fact that the yelling ASS! and FUCK! was completly funny but now its a little over done… i mean i could even see it in yur face when you recited what you usually say “what were they thinking?!!!” but you did it so half hartedly like you knew it was old… i mean im no better than anybody here but i think it was just some food for thought. Im still looking forward to the movie but i think you rushed to force this video out. its ok james take your time we can wait what you put out is GOLD!
July 24, 2012 at 4:44 am
Not a bad basic episode to get back into the swing of things! I’m curious though, is that it for GameTrailers? Are new Eps just going to be on YouTube?
Also is Kyle Justin dead in the Nerd universe now? Just curious.
July 24, 2012 at 4:59 am
Oh no Kyle Justin!!! He’s boned!
July 24, 2012 at 5:02 am
Hooray! I love how you aren’t afraid to make fun of yourself and the old AVGN cliches. And I laughed my ass off at the skeleton with the guitar behind the futon. So that’s what happened to Kyle.
July 24, 2012 at 5:04 am
oops did you forgot to feed kyle while you were out making the movie?
July 24, 2012 at 5:07 am
In my opinion this was one of the funniest episodes I have seen in a while. I’m so glad AVGN is back in action.
July 24, 2012 at 5:25 am
July 24, 2012 at 5:36 am
That was the best episode in a VERY long time. Like since 2010.
July 24, 2012 at 5:41 am
I couldn’t imagine a better return. Not to be cynical, but I’d be really impressed if I’m more entertained by your movie than I am by your episodes. I’m not saying I hope that I’m not. I hope that I am!
July 24, 2012 at 5:43 am
Not to be pessimistic, that is
July 24, 2012 at 5:53 am
I really liked this episode, gave me some good laughs. And a nice return to the old school style of the nerd