Mike Matei / March 19th, 2014
AVGN: Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing (Episode 118)
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March 19, 2014 at 1:25 am
This is awesome
March 19, 2014 at 9:05 am
Indeed! And a reference to Large Marge is so appreciated.
March 30, 2014 at 12:33 am
loved the episode!
March 19, 2014 at 2:53 pm
Yes! And only one more game left til AVGN would have done 100 straight episodes where he actually talked about videogames
March 22, 2014 at 7:17 am
Those last two mimutes…. Tears…. Literally tears….
March 19, 2014 at 1:27 am
Incredible! Finally a new AVGN on a game I’ve been obsessed with reviews on for a week! PERFECT!
June 1, 2014 at 5:34 am
URE KIDDIN ME I AM LITERALY AVOIDING EVERYTHING TO SEE A AVGN EPISODE AND U THINK URE ADICTED. WELL I HAVE ALMOST EVERY AVGN GAME AND IVE WACHED OVER 100 EPISODES!!!!!
March 19, 2014 at 1:30 am
Definitely did not expect this game, it’s good to change it up every once in a while
March 19, 2014 at 1:46 am
Probably one of the most entertaining episodes ive ever seen so far (and I’ve been watching since angry Nintendo nerd) GOOD WORK NERD!
March 19, 2014 at 11:29 am
I second this.
That Big Rigs commercial had me in tears and then “THE TRUCK’S FUCKIN’ THE GROUND!” just topped it off.
March 19, 2014 at 3:25 pm
This is my fave episode without a doubt. lol – the trucks fuckin the ground!
March 21, 2014 at 7:41 pm
”The truck’s fucking the ground!”
March 19, 2014 at 1:47 am
You should play Miami Traffic 3.
It has the same style of awfulness as this game.
March 19, 2014 at 1:53 am
Amazing episode Loved it! Can’t wait for another one! This game is really fucked up!
March 19, 2014 at 5:42 pm
Epic video…….epically terrible game. Wow.
March 19, 2014 at 7:07 pm
That Spaceballs reference!
April 24, 2014 at 9:43 pm
I didn’t know how to contact you. I don’t want to go through the whole process. I only just wanted to give you what you need to hear. I would put this in paragraphs, but I don’t know if I have the time. To go on about my own time, which is left on earth negates everything you have done for me. Oh, dear Lord, I wish I/we had the time. but, anyway, I digress. What I was trying to say to you is that you are precious. You are literally like mini-god upon this planet. I will never stop watching your movies, again and again and again. Your voice is literally a painkiller. I thank you for this. There isn’t any way for me to fully convey what an affect you have had on my life in one simple message. Just please… I beg you.. keep doing what you do… A little more about myself, if you’re interested… I am 34, and was widowed a few years back. I had lost all interest in life. You brought me back, James Rolfe. I understand that you are different. We both are, I think… Anyway, props to your forever, and I thank you. You gave me the ability to breathe while grieving my husband…
March 19, 2014 at 1:54 am
Mother of Fuck that was the best episode! I laughed so Goddamned hard! Thank you so much James!
This was a pleasant surprise, wasn’t expecting a new AVGN episode when I came on. Funny stuff, a nice change of pace as you usually play stuff that is hard as fuck and now you’re playing a game you can’t lose. Probably made so all kids can feel like winners or some shit. Most definitely shouldn’t have been released. Perhaps the company that made it got their funding pulled and just released an incomplete copy or something?
March 19, 2014 at 1:56 am
Were those tattoos real?
March 19, 2014 at 1:59 am
At the beginning I was thinking, “It’s going to look weird seeing the Nerd put a disc into a modern PC”…but then he pops it into the Commodore 64.
March 19, 2014 at 2:21 am
Aww yeah. Gotta love Spaceballs.
March 19, 2014 at 2:30 am
What is this, Spaceballs references in the end? AMAZING!
March 19, 2014 at 2:45 am
Ahahaha, he went to plaid. Wait, Miss Piggy? Spock? Darth Vader? Winnie the Pooh? What?
Also, laffo at Fucholand.
March 19, 2014 at 2:53 am
March 19, 2014 at 3:08 am
I think you drive as Parker Lewis in this game. Because Parker Lewis can’t lose.
March 19, 2014 at 3:21 am
Didn’t expect a new AVGN episode when I checked at almost 3:00AM. Glad to see a new one up, though. Nicely done. Just remember that games don’t have to be old to suck. I bet you’d have a field day with the Xbox 360 Indie games. Some were actually pretty good, some weren’t, and some were purely absurd and abominable. Just download a bunch of them as free demos and run through them one night. There is also a lawnmower game where, yes, you cut grass. It actually works great, but what a horrible and hilarious idea for a game
March 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm
Lawnmower game? Bad? You can’t mean Hovver Bovver on Commodore 64, that one’s awesome!!!
Also… great f*ing episode. Laughed tears all the time.
March 19, 2014 at 3:22 am
BIG FUCK ING RIIIIIIIGGGGGZSSSSS!
That was a great episode.
March 19, 2014 at 3:27 am
I know they’re fake (or at least, I’m assuming they are), but I like to imagine that those tattoos are the reason he always wears a long sleeve shirt; button-up as The Nerd and sweater as Board James.
This shit’s funny
March 19, 2014 at 3:40 am
The fake commercial and ending were AMAZING! I already knew about this game so the jokes were old to me but the commercial was genius and totally worth it.
March 19, 2014 at 3:51 am
wow … okay … I’ve seen some bad games. This is up there with some of the worse game programming I have ever seen! Now my dad loves driving games. After seen a lot of them, I thought there wasn’t any way to make them so bad! let alone miss major aspects that make the game playable … I mean the first “Need for Speed” game had more to it then this game!!!
March 19, 2014 at 4:05 am
First I was afraid this episode could not live up to the Nerd’s usual greatness but near the end when you say in a dead-serious, sports reporter’s voice “now the truck’s f*cking the ground” you got me off guard – I was laughing tears. You’re winner!
March 19, 2014 at 4:17 am
Wow, I didn’t expect a legendary shit PC game to be reviewed. Nice surprise !
This video was innovative with the tv ad sketch, it was hilarious. The ending was also good, I loved the footage of the cat freaking out.
It would be awesome if you reviwed shitty PC games more. Although I do get that these can sometimes be hard to run properly (if they do work).
Keep up the good work James.
March 19, 2014 at 4:32 am
Aha! i knew as soon as you were proud of the work you’ve done to film the first PC game you would attempt another. Great work with the set-up.
March 19, 2014 at 4:58 am
Had to go through that video three times in a row. With my earlier rant out of the way, that video was worth the wait
March 19, 2014 at 5:03 am
i never knew a game like this existed… good find… also it’s nice to see you cat again in the video.
March 19, 2014 at 5:21 am
James, you did it! You did the best episode of the NERD, you topped R.O.B.
I’ve seen this game reviewed from an Italian youtuber years ago, but they things you did were another level of comedy. I laguhed out loud for most of this review. And that ending, didn’t see that coming.
“It’s fucking the ground” It’s just one of the many quotes that made me laugh till my chest started to hurt. I need some rest, eheheheheheh.
March 19, 2014 at 5:25 am
I Love This Video
March 19, 2014 at 5:34 am
Hahaha! Every time I thought I had a favorite scene another took it’s place!
I CRACKED UP when the truck went into HYPER reverse mode =P but then couldn’t stop laughing at Big Rigs Commercial!
Great ep =P.
March 19, 2014 at 5:43 am
WOHOO! new avgn!
March 19, 2014 at 5:52 am
This is either the worst racing game ever made or the greatest. I’m undecided.
March 19, 2014 at 5:59 am
Great episode! I love the commersial!
March 19, 2014 at 6:03 am
Now i know 2 persons who have review about this shit btw. where the heck is game music while you drive ? nowhere. And when you reverse and go crazy, you reach universe border. But good episode so thanks It’s nice and i like when you do other game reviews and not always NES games Peace.
March 19, 2014 at 6:18 am
Love the space balls reference, bet the nerd flew past next week.
Even with your spoof commercial people would still buy that game though and would only go to legitimize its authenticity as a game.
March 19, 2014 at 6:23 am
Awesome episode as always, be great seeing more like this of those sort of games.
March 19, 2014 at 6:45 am
The guy behind Big Rigs is the guy that made WarZ, another failure of a game that got kicked out of Steam for a while.
March 19, 2014 at 6:49 am
I totally thought of star trek and Spaceball just before you showed it, LOL! Wew… you made me laugh to tears James, thank you.
March 19, 2014 at 6:58 am
But seriously, commercializing a game like that is evil. They’re not even trying to hide the shit like other $$ hungry publishers do. I think I would’ve been less pissed if the cd would not even start/read.
Can you imagine getting a game like this? We might disagree with them once in a while , they are corruptible/biased, but it’s a good thing videogame reviews are everywhere on the net nowadays.
March 19, 2014 at 8:13 am
And here I thought they were doing a MS strategy. Release something with bugs, people complain, and they say “Don’t worry! Windows 1.25 will be out before we can return your money!” :p
Alternatively, don’t think they had internet and the only way to get an alpha out was through the stores, funding their pathetic work. Though they should’ve put that thing in one of those demo CDs with the next PC Magazine.
March 19, 2014 at 6:55 am
Loved the Star Trek the Motion Picture reference of Spock Walk with Miss Piggy, Vader and Spock, hahaha!
March 19, 2014 at 7:10 am
Can you “Alan Smithee” a game?
March 19, 2014 at 7:16 am
I can’t believe you actually do it at last, I remember you said in a FAQ you won’t because being a PC game and it made sense, but after the AVGN games on PC I had a bit of hope you would do it.
And it was one of the best episodes ever!
I never laughed so hard with an AVGN episode, I literally had tears at the infinite reverse speed. And holy shit, a tattooed AVGN!? That commercial was PERFECT.
Thanks for your brilliant videos, James.
March 19, 2014 at 7:17 am
Oh… my… God…
Well HERE’S a review I’ve been waiting for for SIX years.
ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh it’s FINALLY HAPPENING!!
*stops absolutely everything else I was doing*
*goes down to make the most delicious Hamburgers I can*
That was an awesome episode, loved the ad that James did made me laugh so much!.
March 19, 2014 at 7:23 am
Nice, an AVGN episode. Good stuff. I wasn’t expecting something like this. Finding glitches can be fun, but I never expected a game where the whole thing is a glitch! The commercial and the super reverse speed at the end were hilarious!
March 19, 2014 at 7:27 am
One of the best episodes I’ve ever seen. Haven’t laughed this hard in a long time. Keep making stuff like this, we can’t get enough!
March 19, 2014 at 7:31 am
This was AWESOME !!! Loved it Good work
March 19, 2014 at 7:32 am
Amazing video, definitely one of my favorites. The commercial was the best part. BIG MOTHER-FUCK-ING RIGS!
March 19, 2014 at 7:35 am
Almost got a seizure from laughing the entire episode, damn that’s some good old-fashioned AVGN stuff!
March 19, 2014 at 7:38 am
Holy mother, this was awesome.
Couldn’t stop laughing, especially the commercial was epic.
March 19, 2014 at 7:39 am
James, honestly. I know it sounds bad, but you need to say “Fuck.” to all the seemingly stupid requests for games that you get and review games how you originally did. Find one that YOU can’t believe is so bad and what YOU feel like should be reviewed. That’s where the gold is.
March 19, 2014 at 7:41 am
OMG!!! Freaking hilarious James. I absolutely lost it on that commercial you did for “BIG RIIIIIIGSSSS!!!!” I was in tears. Execellent work as always. I prob shouldn’t have to ask this question but do you have tatoos like that? If not, how were they done? Tat sleeve perhaps? Keep up the great work James!!!!!
March 19, 2014 at 7:43 am
James, I just thought of an AMAZING idea!!! I loved the commercial you did for Big Rigs so much that I really think you should do more mock commercials for some of the other bad games you review and put it up in a new section on the website. What do you think?
March 19, 2014 at 7:44 am
Wait a second.
Was he playing Big Rigs on a C64?
March 19, 2014 at 7:46 am
At the end, it would have been really awesome if you tried to talk like Scotty. “Captain, if I give her anymore, shes going to blow.” But this was fucking funny. As the game goes, still has to be superior to Superman 64.
March 19, 2014 at 7:49 am
By far one of the funniest videos that you have made James. The commercial was fucking hysterical. That should be a new branch of videos, commercials for shitty games. I honestly wish I had your skills man. You make kick ass videos, and I can’t wait until your film comes out. You’re Winner!
March 19, 2014 at 8:00 am
Awesome! great episode James! love it
March 19, 2014 at 8:01 am
You know, at first I thought you were doing this video just to get people asking for the next AVGN off your back. But then I see you actually found something fun to do with this game. Keep up the good work!
March 19, 2014 at 8:12 am
I have to say, this is a pleasant surprise. I never thought the nerd would ever cover this game. This is indeed the worst of the worst. ET gets so much hate and yet you can at least win and lose in that game.
March 19, 2014 at 8:15 am
a little bit of wee came out
March 19, 2014 at 8:41 am
Fucking masterpiece of an episode. Also, I love your cat!
Best commercial EVER!! BiiiiG Riiiiiigz!!
March 19, 2014 at 8:46 am
AWESOME! I wondered if the Nerd would ever do this one.
March 19, 2014 at 8:50 am
did you guys notice who is responsible for making this game?
Who is he? Apparently the same guy behind the “War Z” fiasco. You know the game that lied to its customers about what was implemented and had to be pulled by Valve off steam.
A pattern can be seen here….
March 19, 2014 at 8:52 am
The commercial really makes the episode.
March 19, 2014 at 8:56 am
Man, that episode was awesome!
Oh boy. The game looks so broken. When you started to play it, I started laughing. Thank god I’ve never heard of it before.
March 19, 2014 at 9:06 am
“We’ve gone to plaid!” First time I’ve laughed out loud at an internet video in months!!
March 19, 2014 at 9:10 am
Awesome video laugh the crap out of me. Now review Catfight for PC. Please it has a reputation to be one of the worst game ever made
March 19, 2014 at 9:35 am
OMG So Funny. What a piece of shit. The first time you went in reverse with the needle doing a full 360 had me in stiches!
March 19, 2014 at 9:48 am
awesome new AVGN!!
March 19, 2014 at 10:02 am
Almost died laughing… no biggie…
March 19, 2014 at 10:13 am
Actually, this game was made in Russia by Russians. It was released in the US, but only because nobody in Russia with more then 2 brain cells actually buys Russian-made games.
March 19, 2014 at 10:17 am
Okay, I’d love to see it but with my crappy internet in this dorm where I stay just can’t handle this player. It keeps lagging, and you can’t even pre-load it since there’s no line. I guess I’ll have to wait until you upload it to youtube.
March 19, 2014 at 10:19 am
So f’in funny, good work again
March 19, 2014 at 10:24 am
Finally see AVGN take on the worst game ever!
March 19, 2014 at 10:33 am
Any game about semi trucks is going to be terrible. Personally, I hate those road hogging, gas guzzling, accident causing pieces of shit.
March 19, 2014 at 10:34 am
Sergey Titov, the lead developer on this game also fulfilled the same role on The War Z (Now called Infestation: Survivor Stories). Also if Voyager taught me anything the Nerd should probably have turned into a giant newt at the end.
March 21, 2014 at 7:55 am
Hah. What an awesome reference.
March 19, 2014 at 10:54 am
The commercials was cool.
March 19, 2014 at 10:55 am
Great video James! I totally lost it at the end!
March 19, 2014 at 11:05 am
Did I see Muppets in Space?
March 19, 2014 at 11:10 am
That was a great episode. Loved the fake commercial.
March 19, 2014 at 11:24 am
Whoa, how’d you guys do the arm tattoos? Did Mike draw them on? They don’t look like fake tattoo sleeves… or maybe the Nerd has gone all bad ass on us and they’re real?!
March 19, 2014 at 11:30 am
Less phoned in than usual, I approve.
March 19, 2014 at 11:40 am
Honestly, this is one of my favourite episodes now! That was freaking hilarious, love the fake commercial. That was an amazing episode!
March 19, 2014 at 11:46 am
I can’t believe games this messed up actually get released!
Oh my god the Big Rigs commercial you made was amazing!!! You are the best James, this was so fucking funny
wana ga so fast as the speed of sound or beter as light set it to R and go aapshit
March 19, 2014 at 11:48 am
SWEEET, a new AVGN. Now those horrible, loathsome, entitled “fans” can STOP bitching and moaning.
March 19, 2014 at 11:49 am
5:30 wana go as fast a lighting set it to R and hit the floor other way then forward with delorean from back to the future
March 19, 2014 at 11:54 am
The game title you gave ghost trucker was really nice james,but you can tell that fits perfect for a more serious game.But how about big shits? by the company it came on a box software.The biggest mystery of all though is how that ended up in the stores shelves!
March 19, 2014 at 11:55 am
BIIIIIGGGGG MOOOTHHAAAAFFFUUUCCCKKIINNN’ RIIIIIIIGS
March 19, 2014 at 11:58 am
This is not the last insult to gaming that Sergey Titov has birthed. A couple of years back he created a game called WarZ which was filled with shitty game play and glitches as well. They were sued because of the name and it is now known as Infestation: survivor stories. New name but same old shitty game.
March 19, 2014 at 11:59 am
Another Classic James can’t wait to see what comes next. How did you do those tattoos on the trucker character?
March 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Can you PLEASE use a different player?
March 19, 2014 at 12:03 pm
You know, I do know why it took 2 1/2 months to make this. Obviously he had to drink 20,000 beers to get over the fact that LJN made a game that wasn’t a piece of fuckin’ dog shit. Good job.
March 19, 2014 at 12:08 pm
“Ladies and Gentlemen, the truck has left the game.”
Bursted out laughing.
Great Episode, James
Also, the final joke in the end is great because it has the charme of simplicity i always loved out of the old episodes
March 19, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Holy fucking shit! The last minutes of the vid were fucking epic as hell, lmao! Loved the commercial for the game! Everything was bad ass! Great episode! I laughed my ass off! Big Riggs!
March 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Commercial and the ending are the best parts. Anyway it’s great to watch AVGN again
March 19, 2014 at 12:20 pm
You did it again James! Another instant classic! I’m savoring it soo much right now…
March 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm
You look good with tattoos!
March 19, 2014 at 12:40 pm
Funniest episode yet, James! Can’t wait to see more
March 19, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Good Work loved the review. I liked to see how the nerd pretty much enjoed all the glitches. Keep it up!
March 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm
This was unexpected =D
Since I’ve allready seen the Yogscast take their turn at this game I knew what it would be like, but that gave me the opportunity to fully enjoy the review itself ^^
It was fun, to the point and a nice change of pace for once =)
[Don't get me wrong, as a console gamer myself I love the usually picked games, but an unexpected surprise now and then is awesome ♥]
March 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm
I think this is my favorite episode. I was laughing the entire time, never seen this game before so it was even funnier. Instant classic.