Where’s AVGN?

James / May 24th, 2011

For anyone asking about the AVGN episodes and relentlessly complaining, you clearly missed this topic, dated March 28th, 2011. Read it!


  • GroJLart

    May 24, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Hey man, people can’t get enough! Can’t wait til the AVGN movie. Premiere it in Philly!

    As always, check out my Philadelphia blog at http://philaphilia.blogspot.com .

  • May 24, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I find this post kind of naive, people don’t care, thay are gonna complain, just to be assholes.

  • mcb01

    May 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Frankly I find it offensive that anyone would complain. It’s free and James owes you nothing, so what are you whining about? Let him do his thing on his time.

  • May 24, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I have been enjoying this TMNT summer, so its not like were losing anything. The movie should be awesome.

  • xdeathknightx

    May 24, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Trolls will be trolls James. Even if you did AVGN every other week they’d be complaining that it isn’t every week and if you do it every week they complain that it isn’t every day.
    Your true fans love the stuff you bring out and we can patiently wait for the AVGN movie to arrive.
    Focus on the good let go of the bad πŸ™‚

  • May 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    As much as I cannot wait to see more Nerd, I completely understand where James is coming from. He does many more things than just AVGN, has a wife (still going wtfcrazy to that) and is probably very, very busy. If you look at the Michaelangelo’s Pizza video, HE EVEN WORKS WHEN HE’S PARTYING. Anyone complaining that much obviously doesn’t know how much work goes into all of this. Keep doing what you love James.

  • May 24, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Lets wait till the movie its finished. James is great in his work, and he will do some epic stuff in the AVGN First Movie (I think it will have 2 or 3 sequels, and make it an AVGN Trilogy, just like Star Wars (IV, V, VI) or Back to the Future)

    It would be really cool to see Mike Matei, The guy behind the couch, Ninja Gaiden Master, Glinch Goblin, and why not, Nostalgia Critic, in the movie.

    Go James!

  • Legato32x

    May 24, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Honestly I don’t care what you upload because it’s always interesting. Just as long as there is something to watch a couple times a week, but even then, I understand you’re busy. So no hurry my friend. =P

  • May 24, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Agreed with everything said above.

    Noobs need to chill the fuck out and let the man breathe.

    We <3 you James! Thanks for all of the awesome Cinemassacre extras while you get the AVGN movie going. You don't have to do it, but we love it!

  • Kid_Icarus

    May 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I would be lying if I said I didn’t want more AVGN, but I clearly understand the reasons you gave in March for the break. Can’t wait for the movie!

  • EliteDeath

    May 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you, I’ve been telling people on GT this for weeks and people still ask when AVGN is coming back . People just assume the movie will be done in a month and that pisses me off. I’m so tired of seeing AVGN comments on every single one of your videos.

    No offense James, but I honestly thing you have some of the worst fans on the internet. Its like no one cares about anything but AVGN, and half of them dont even know about this site. Everyone else bitches about how they dont like some of your videos, and flat out try to tell you what to do.

  • May 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I think some people need to relax. Did everyone actually read the end credits for the last video?

    @EliteDeath I completely agree that James has the worst fans on the internet. It’s like if it’s not AVGN they throw a fit.

    No worries James because I’m one of those fans who watches your videos for educational purposes.

  • May 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Agreed with EliteDeath. Fans must understand that AVGN chapters takes a lot of time in the making. If we talk about an entire movie, its months of working to get it right, plus with the other stuff he and Mike makes for calming down the fans (TMNT stuff, Board James, YNWBSH), so please, people, let them be, donΒ΄t get angry because AVGN doesnΒ΄t have a new episode once a week or twice a month, LET THEM BE, LET THEM WORK!

  • JohnCougarMellencamp

    May 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I’m usually not one to gripe, but in this case I feel like I should at least voice a counter opinion to this.

    As much as I would love an AVGN movie, I’m unsure of the reasoning behind it. To me, the AVGN episodes were always more-so about the games and the nerd’s well-crafted efforts to expose the flaws of the platform and time in video game history, and less about the character or persona of the nerd himself. While the nerd character is an absolutely integral part, I loved AVGN for the celebration of (for good or bad) Nintendo games.

    James is obviously free to take AVGN towards any avenue or medium he see’s fit, I just hope that (to tun a bad analogy) the AVGN movie is still much more about the playhouse than about Pee-wee.

    Anyway, all the best, and good luck with the film, I’m sure it’ll be awesome, nonetheless.

  • May 24, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    you dont need to worry about the complains of this idiots. Your true fans enjoy every kind of video you upload weekly even if they prefer other kinds of videos. keep it cool, teres no need to listen to this kind of caomplains. is not like they were the bosses and they have the right to be ordering you around.

    Btw: Good job in all your videos about everything, cant wait for the movie even though i wont be able to see it

  • May 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Well, I can’t speak for everyone else but I personally have found all the different videos (Turtles Tuesdays, the more candid and unscripted videos, Overanalyzers, etc) to be a refreshing change of pace from AVGN. Don’t get me wrong, I love AVGN. But all this new stuff is a nice change of pace.

    First of all, as Mike said, movies take a long time. I don’t like to make assumptions, but all I can imagine is that most people who are complaining about him not doing more AVGN videos are younger kids who don’t really understand the intensive amount of work that goes into all of this. All they care about is their end product. Time isn’t an infinite resource, so something has to give to make it happen. Is James to toil for hours on end, cranking out AVGN videos just to appease those screaming for more? Think of it this way – it’s a quality over quantity thing. Sure, James could crank them out quick, but the quality would suffer as a result. Give the man the time he needs to make a good product.

    Second, all these other videos and the break from the AVGN shorts give James (I would assume) time to recharge his batteries. You can tell in these latest videos he’s posting that he is REALLY enjoying himself. It’s a vacation of sorts. Give it time, and he’ll come back.

  • Lozzo

    May 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    OMG where is the next AVGN!

  • Faroutdude

    May 24, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    you better put in lots of drunk bitches drinking rolling rock, lots of Blood and gore, cameos from old avgn game characters, car chases,drug use haha. And when it comes out on dvd make one of the special features a video of you guys visiting the Atari E.T. dumping ground where they buried all those games years ago. haha! Cant wait for this shit to come out man.

  • May 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Though I was brought to this site by following the AVGN videos (as I’m sure most people here were) I quickly came to realize that AVGN was only a small part of what you actually do here. Very quickly I got hooked on your other videos, and I may be alone in saying this, but started to like your other stuff over the AVGN videos.

    The best thing, in my humble opinion, about the Angry Video Game Nerd series, is the amount of effort you put into each episode. Most of your fans crave the AVGN episodes more than anything else on the site, and you, realizing this, put most of your effort into making these.

    I can honestly say I’d be fine with you guys dropping the show altogether if it meant you could put as much love and effort into something new as you do The Nerd. It’s with this realization that I’ve come to learn that it’s not the Nerd that a lot of people love, (everyone and their dogs make vids about old NES games these days) it’s the effort and charm that you and your team bring to the things you put your most effort into. Though, I do love the idea of seeing a feature length film of the Nerd, I think it’s just because I want to see a feature length film you guys made. I’ve seen a lot of your old films and I just see a potential for greater things, growing with each experience.

    This is getting rather long and draggy πŸ˜› At the end of the day, I wish you guys all the luck and success in the world, and see great things in your future, and always go after your true dreams.


  • scyther103

    May 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    I too understand how much time goes into making a video and understand that making a movie would be very time consuming. I also think that james should have kept making a AVGN even if it was not once a month but one every couple of months. But i understand this is a free thing to watch and im not complaining i have watched AVGN since he was the only the angry nintendo nerd. I will never stop watching his videos and the TMNT is awsome and I want him to do more like this. But I do think that if we have to wait this long to see another AVGN that we should at least get a trailer to his movie or updates on how its going. Untill now we have herd almost nothing about it. So I love AVGN and Always will and would love some more things like TMNT retrospective.

  • RedRocks

    May 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    If it wasnt for AVGN, you probably wouldn’t be doing all of these projects. It’s better to branch out. I love everything you do. I agreed with the person who said about keeping us busy with the TMNT stuff. Being 28, it’s all up my alley. Got to do something like that about the Transformers/ But i bet your so dam sick of hear people asking you to do things THEY like. Rock on james!!!!!!!

    OH, great exposure on the stern show too!

  • TomM

    May 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Don’t see why so many people are complaining. Everything you post on here is awesome. I can’t stress how much your videos, posts and other projects mean to me. Cinemassare crew, you people are the shit!!!

  • Zentu

    May 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    -Wow maybe its a good thing my videos are not nearly as popular as the stuff on this site. I don’t think I can stand a relentless blast of Spam and complaints. Its like everyone says, People will still complain, its just human nature. You might of saved some of the complaints for reminding the public about that other thread on the FUTURE projects.

    – best thing to do is just remind people that it will be awhile.

    – Do any of you have thoughts on the 3DS? I hear that nintendo games will be on the 3DS come time the e-shop upgrade release June 7th….hopefully none of the shitty games will be there – lol

  • DutchNerd

    May 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I’ve been a fan of James since 2007 and i’ve finally made an account. People please stop the whining and bitching! this is not fair to James! come on! He and all the people behind AVGN, use all of their time to make us a movie about our favourite show! So please show some FUCKING RESPECT!

    James, i’ve been watching you since 2007. All the way from Holland. We love your stuff here in the Netherlands! And best of all you keep us refreshed daily!

    So to James, Mike and all the people behind Cinemassacre: Dank jullie wel! πŸ˜‰

  • starlinej

    May 24, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Good luck on the movie.

    Just wondering if you’ll post and updates or behind the scenes info… or if you’re going to want to surprise us. Either way, I can’t wait.

  • shadowdsfire

    May 24, 2011 at 5:02 pm


  • TWade

    May 24, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I bet the movie will be only released in Japan πŸ™‚

  • SideSmash

    May 24, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Did anyone else hear about the AVGN being mentioned on Howard Stern? Here’s the link:

    Around 3:18, a gamer being interviewed is commenting on how he came to the TooManyGames convention to see James. And then, Howard shows off his age by ranting like a geezer.

  • flames121777

    May 24, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Really hope the wait is worth it….I love the nerd and everything and I really hope that movie is going to take him to the next level ! A tv show would be awesome lol πŸ˜›

  • May 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Release the movie in Brazil! You have lots of fans here =)

  • RoboDego

    May 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I did, in fact, read your post from March 28, 2011. These are exciting times, indeed. Wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors. All your fans support you, man. Go forth and change the course of film history!

  • Bick Benedict

    May 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    who ever is complaining can eat a dick

  • SideSmash

    May 24, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I’m not complaining. If a movie’s on the way, then I’m all for a little waiting. Not sure what you’re gonna do with the plot though…

  • May 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Hey! Good luck, buddy! I can’t wait to see your movie.

  • Parry Hotter

    May 24, 2011 at 7:34 pm


  • May 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Don’t know why, but, I’m pretty sure that the plot is about the 1984 video game crash, and the nerd traveling back in time to save the industry.

  • May 24, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I think when you are in the filming process, you should head out to cleveland, maybe do a little filming at cinema wasteland, or by lake erie. could make for some good stuff.

  • JayRam

    May 24, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    finally, James addresses this issue; it really was getting outta hand.

  • Semudara

    May 24, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    It was good of you to post this, James. Hopefully it will stem the tide of whining and general assholery.

  • tjsynkral2

    May 24, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    It’s no AVGN but do you have another Overanalyzers saved up?

  • May 24, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    The info is already there, people just need to read it.

    PS: It’s your fault though, you had to add the ET cliffhanger to your last episode πŸ˜‰ – which was one the best btw.
    And, when are we gonna get the review on Super Schindler’s List 3D?

  • viJilance

    May 24, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    i’m disappointed, the quality in your videos have dropped significantly.

  • May 24, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Legit point, but mayhaps you should have clarified that it would be awhile. With all due respect, you did word it like it was coming soon.

  • MichelleV

    May 24, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    “I need some time off” sounds clear enough to me.
    I’m stoked about the movie idea, James. You have enough cinemassacre stuff to keep me busy until then. πŸ˜€

  • windowlicker808

    May 24, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    yeah most of us did get that memo and that’s ok absence makes the heart grow fonder right? but what i want to know is where the fuck is a new Overanalyzers?

  • EliteDeath

    May 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    @ adecorv

    How did it sound like it was coming soon? He said he was taking a break from AVGN. If he was taking a break, along with the common sense knowlegde that movies take a long time to make, and that fact that he said in a previous video (when he announced plans for a movie) that it would take a long time, how on earth did you think it was going to be anytime soon? Its people like you that really piss me off.

  • UltimoGuitarist

    May 25, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Some people just have no sense of “hard work takes a long while to complete”

    I’m not sure whether I’ve made a comment on here or not before, but I’ve been watching the nerd since 06 or 07 I believe, and have been following the episodes religiously since then. On almost every update he posts, there’s some asshole making demands and trying to tell him how he should do the serious or something other lame bullshit. I really have gotten a kick out of reading some of the assenine comments made on here throughout the years, of people making DEMANDS for something that James does for free for the fans, purely for the love of it. James owes you NOTHING. So why this sense of entitlement all the time? If this was a paid service, and he charged a monthly fee of 19.99 to access to this site, with a promised 1 episode per week, then I could see you getting bent out of shape about the wait times, but…jesus christ. Get a fucking life it won’t kill ya. Lol. I love AVGN as much as the next guy, and get impatient waiting for the next episode, but until then he’s always got something interesting going on. He makes a new post almost daily at times. This is one busy dude, so cut him a fucking break.

    Now he’s making a movie? Well that just seals the deal. Shut the fuck up and await the genius that is soon to come. I don’t care if it takes 5 years to make, I’ll gladly sit back and wait for it because I know it’s worth it. So, to all the AVGN fans that have given James hell all these years, let me be the unofficial representative of his that says, blow a goat. To everyone that has been patient and supportive, you’re awesome. Let’s support this guy all the way to the top. MotherFucker Mike as well because he’s also quite the talented guy. That guy can draw like a MotherFucker….=p

  • ObSoLeTe

    May 25, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Im completely fine by this news, ive been enjoying the turtles retrospect , new board James and the bullshit man plus any other vids like your commentaries on movies or dvds you guys have.

    Sure im looking forward to new AVGN like so many others but I do understand how much time and effort goes into making an episode every month plus on top of everything else you gotta do.

    so thanks for the updates on whats happening .

    AVGN: The Movie will be fucken awesome you bet your ass

    Cheers Mates

  • Gunflyer

    May 25, 2011 at 1:41 am

    I’m sure the movie will be the best… I’d just like to get an update to see how it’s going. if it’s shot anything like the episodes and it’s a 80-90 minute feature it’ll probably be a couple months… that’s just a wild guess though.

  • Fredward

    May 25, 2011 at 3:28 am

    I’m just amazed that James can work on making a movie, and still find time to make Board James, YKWBS, and all kinds of other videos at the same time. He’s one hell of a busy guy, cut him a break. Hell, I can re-watch the existing AVGN vids a million times over and they never get old, they still make me laugh. Not only that, but I believe James or Mike said that the AVGN series will be coming back eventually too, so we have that to look forward to. If so, I don’t care when it happens, I’m just glad it’s still on the horizon.

    On a lighter note: James, if you ever make sequels to the movie, I can’t help but wonder if you will title them “AVGN 2”, “AVGN 3”, etc… or will you pull a chronological joke on us and call them shit like “AVGN: Resurrection” or “AVGN: This Time It’s Nerdy”? Maybe “AVGN vs. Fuckface”. That would be epic!

  • Mr. Arkadin

    May 25, 2011 at 3:37 am

    AVGN is in reruns. 101 episodes is more than enough for syndication.

  • AnAddictedGamer

    May 25, 2011 at 5:37 am

    Mfw people still ask when the next AVGN episode is coming out.

  • sixstringfl

    May 25, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Your movie is going to be like a fish slushie shit out of a dolphin’s ass!! BTW that’s pretty awesome.

  • DjDiabolik

    May 25, 2011 at 8:36 am

    mmmmmmmmm.. i’m italian and i thinks episode 101 it’s the last episode i can watch πŸ™

  • gattz

    May 25, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Hey James and Mike, I have a little suggestion/idea for you guys.

    You guys should make a post/update here that’s kind of an open forum, asking all the fans what questions they would most like answered about anything Cinemassacre-related (movies, games, AVGN, Monster Madness, Overanalyzers, questions about you guys specifically, etc). We can reply in the comments section with our questions.

    Then you guys could sift through the comments and see what questions are most frequently asked, what questions are most interesting and would provide the most interesting response, or just questions you think you’d have funny answers to.

    Once you have some good ones picked out, it would be awesome if you threw together like a 10 or 15 minute video of you guys sitting down and answering them. Like a “viewer mail” type thing. I think this is something that all the guys and gals that visit the site here daily would really appreciate.

  • May 25, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    This is 500 times worse than the PSN Outage. I cannot live without my monthly AVGN
    Just kidding, I can’t wait to see the movie though!

  • metalcommand

    May 25, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    So finally people will stop whining on cinemassacre…but not on gametrailers…..

  • JcPhear

    May 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Time for re-runs πŸ™‚

  • May 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    While I can’t wait for the next episode, the fact that James is reaching for a dream of his is more important, the bonus that it’s the nerd is even better for all of us. While I don’t qualify for the casting call i’ve gotta say i’d jump at the opportunity to work along side him any time. Hell I wasn’t expecting the Michangelos Pizza taste test…. or as I call it. Pregnant woman cravings.

    Follow that dream James, you can do it!!!

  • Firelord Lionheart

    May 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    My monthly AVGN is on hold? NOOOOOO! Oh well, still can’t wait for the film. Rootin’ for ya, James.

  • May 25, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I don’t see why people are complaining so much about no AVGNs. James and Mike have been rolling out videos like madmen the past couple months

  • Nathaniel

    May 26, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Enjoy your relaxation time James. I have been a fan back when you only had your videos on Youtube and not on GT or Screwattack yet.

    Take your time James! I still remember that post you made regarding AVGN being on a break after the April episode after only reading it once. It’s sad when people complain to you about “Where is AVGN?” not even caring that you actually have a personal life outside of the AVGN character.

    Like others have said, you have been making a lot of other videos on here and hopefully this is a good refresher for you. I’m what you would call a true fan, not a selfish one. I enjoyed your AVGN videos but you need time off. If I was making videos even 2 times a month like you did for a long time with barely any break, I’d have been completely drained.

    Keep up the good work James! Your true fans understand and support you anyway. πŸ˜‰

  • RobotRock

    May 26, 2011 at 8:11 am

    You guys should kiss!! jesus fu*king christ

  • May 26, 2011 at 11:20 am

    James in one of your older videos you said every month there will be a AVGN video but where is it then James.

  • metalcommand

    May 26, 2011 at 11:38 am


    Go and jump off a building, please.

  • another_motherFermike

    May 27, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Here’s some more movie title ideas:

    “Talk Nerdy to me”
    “Revenge of the Video Game Nerds”.
    “The Konami Chronicles”

  • May 27, 2011 at 5:23 pm


    I wouldn’t be complaining about anything James does or doesn’t do until you’ve had a long hard look at your OWN website:


    You talk on your page about AVGN videos that were never even made. If you’re disappointed with the wait, then take the time to learn grammar, punctuation, and how to stop being sub par….

    I don’t post very often, but I’m so sick of all these little twerps who feel the need to voice their shitty opinions on everyone. I don’t feel that comments like those are going to accomplish anything besides some serious douchebaggery. If you don’t like this stuff, if you’re tired of waiting for more AVGN, or if you just wanna be stupid PLEASE just go do something else. Myself, and 95% of the other people on this site don’t wanna hear your negativity.

    The worst part is…. He’s probably only 10 years old….

  • Fei Wong

    May 27, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I recently viewed all the episodes in just one week, when i arrived from work, many many memories!! its incredible how fast time passed from all those years when i first seen the old Castlevania 2 review…

  • Wesley26508

    May 29, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Yes i did miss this post. Sorry for crying around for a new AVGN but your videos are more entertaining than anything on regular tv or anything else on the web for that matter. Keep up the hard work. I know that all things you are doing have to make for 12 to 16 hours days or more and most of the time its 7 days a week. So in short I apologize for crying for my AVGN. Goodm luck on the feature film!

  • MDWallstreet

    May 29, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    James, I love AVGN. A suggestion for you would be that, there dosnt have to be such a long wait between episodes. I know you are friendly with Pat the NES punk. Pat has reviews he does, that are MINI reviews, and are very short. James, you could make AVGN mini reviews. Just my opinion.

  • Fei Wong

    May 30, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Actually, James was in one episode of Pat the NES Punk. doing a little playtrough of Golgo 13.

  • avgnsbiggestfan

    May 31, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Still no vid James i know you are busy and all but i wish you could make more AVGN vids

  • Lord Igos263

    June 6, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    James earned the respect of millions if not billions of gamers worldwide for his role in the world of video games. I can see his his whole name becomes a household name, a statue built in his honor & heck even a good video game or TV series about his place in our hearts & minds. I’ve never had doubt in james & his efforts & shall always wait till death does me in. LONG LIVE AVGN!

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