Nerd Room

Mike / April 25th, 2012

This is a bonus feature from the AVGN Volume 3 DVD


  • April 25, 2012 at 2:04 am


  • robertjlong

    April 25, 2012 at 2:05 am

    james i liked tham vhs secret video game tricks codes & strategles tapes i used to have the first one i diding ever see the second vhs tape i used to have all the game players how to beat video games from game players magazine i buy tham at toys r us back in 1989 keep up the good work james your friend robert long


    April 25, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Your nerd room is where i wanna live. Ive tried to keep up with a lot of my old stuff, all i have is my (by my i mean what i started with from the start) Dreamcast, N64, and Saturn. My NES and SNES got stolen =[ I will be getting new used ones sooner or later. Thanks for sharing, James.

  • Al J. Krimson

    April 25, 2012 at 2:57 am

    James, you have many games(NES & SNES) without boxes or boxes just in other place?

  • Stylix

    April 25, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Really gotta give you props for your organization. I can in all honesty I do know where all my systems, games, addons, and extras are but they are nowhere nearly as neatly placed as yours.

    I think I might have to try making a chart for my tv like you did. It doesn’t have nearly the same amount of stuff hooked up to it, but I did have to use 2 splitter boxes. Often times I find myself playing a damn puzzle game just to get the video on the screen and the audio on the stereo.

  • Bigkat1989

    April 25, 2012 at 3:11 am

    When i die, this is were i wana go. lol

  • nanofuture

    April 25, 2012 at 3:13 am

    @Al Krimson He almost certainly has many games without boxes. It’s substantially cheaper that way.

  • Pache

    April 25, 2012 at 3:16 am

    I can still remember when i started putting stickers in my n64. Now, years later, i noticed almost every n64 owner did that and most of times, only to that console. (i still have it in my desk)
    Maybe one day you could make a short review of the Famicom disk drive?

  • Henrik_J

    April 25, 2012 at 3:30 am

    I would do almost anything to get to spend just one day in that room πŸ™‚

  • Al J. Krimson

    April 25, 2012 at 3:33 am

    @nanofuture well, i’m collecting old stuff too and this is that thing that i’m always thinking: to buy game in a box, or a just cartridge without box. Well, of cause it’s much cheapier, but… don’t know it’s like i lose some atmosphere of a game

  • Al J. Krimson

    April 25, 2012 at 3:34 am

    @Pache, well, my N64 is not in stickers πŸ™‚

  • zear

    April 25, 2012 at 4:01 am

    You seem to be missing some handhelds, like:
    GP2X, WIZ, Caanoo, Gizmondo, Zodiac, GP32… They all had exclusive box titles.

  • Entrenaturaleza

    April 25, 2012 at 4:40 am

    ThatΒ΄s a sanctuary indeed!, you could make a museum of your own man

  • RocketeerRaccoon

    April 25, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Cool but when you reviewed the Jaguar CD, you said it didn’t work, how come you say it works here?

  • April 25, 2012 at 5:24 am

    I’ve heard of, seen, had, have, and played every one of those console lol. It’s amazing just how many consoles there are.

  • Minigun

    April 25, 2012 at 5:33 am

    That room is full of nostalgia I’ve been dying to play on a dreamcast why was I born in a crap country Whyyy we only had the nes here.

  • Magnus

    April 25, 2012 at 5:44 am

    I don’t think you ever get bored with so many games. I wish I had a big house like yours to host so many videogames and stuff.

  • pashon

    April 25, 2012 at 7:00 am

    u are a true inspiration to us all, gamers. u ARE the fucking nerd πŸ˜€

  • DrZaius

    April 25, 2012 at 8:22 am

    …There’s a White Men Can’t Jump VIDEO GAME???

  • bdgfgdfggg

    April 25, 2012 at 8:53 am

    You… host the Cinemassacre video site at home? o_O

  • encey

    April 25, 2012 at 9:06 am

    F’in amazing. I have always wanted to see this extra, but have been too poor to buy the DVD so thanks! Nerd heaven.

  • swedish

    April 25, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Nice collection!!

  • AFX

    April 25, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Finally this is up, lol. I already saw this on the DVD ages ago, and I kept trying to tell ppl that James DOES have a working Jaguar, but no one would believe.

  • lfgubrs

    April 25, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Where is the nintendo toaster??

  • Al J. Krimson

    April 25, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Oh yeah! I want to ask is nintoaster is exclusive? I never see this on internet, there is only white bulky nintoaster

    • NeverTooOld

      December 21, 2013 at 3:49 am

  • vaughn

    April 25, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    that was long as shit i like it πŸ˜€

  • MrHJona

    April 25, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    21:07 There is that word again “heavy”.

  • Squirrel1256

    April 25, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Nice he finally got a working Jaguar CD, can’t wait for that review!

  • Squall85

    April 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Hey, James! How many games you own from the 7th generation? I saw few Wii and xbox games and not a single PS3 game. Oddysee II was our first video game console. Than came the c64, amiga, PC. Now I only have a PS2, PS3 and a Wii with a bunch of video games. (and some handhelf from both Nintendo and Sony). Is that Telstar arcade works? I’d like to see it in action.

  • sanchokobe

    April 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I have that Ms. Pac Man tabletop arcade game! Ohoho~ And was that a Bally Astrocade I saw under the Volley VI? Your collection made me pee a little.

  • ikensee

    April 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I meant to just watch a couple moments of this, but it was so interesting I ended up watching the whole thing. Now I have to go mow grass. =(

  • Squirrel1256

    April 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    @Squall85 He talks about the Telstar arcade in his Pong Console Review

  • nanofuture

    April 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    @Ifubrs He didn’t have it yet, this was shot years ago for the AVGN Volume 3 DVD.
    @Al Krimson The Nintoaster is custom built. You can find guides online.

  • flintec

    April 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    ur cellar is the coolest place on earth i would pay to just go in there and play ome old wierd game systems that ive never seen IRL .. just so awesome and cant w8 for the jaguar cd review πŸ˜›

  • DD_R

    April 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Wow, what an awesome video, made me want to start collecting something.

  • April 25, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    awesome, I still got my old nintendo and stuff, but instead of the commodore I still have my old Tandy 1000 EX had 256KB of ram and 1 5 1/4″ floppy hehe.

  • Russ13

    April 25, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    7:06. He has Friday the 13th on Commador 64! I definately see that being reviewed when he comes back to the east coast. Friday the 13th is this July. Just hoping, and i didn’t know that A nightmare on elm st. was also on the commador. I love the revisited reviews. He needs to do more, and awesome video

  • Kafei

    April 25, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I have a bunch of system but my limit is 4 on the same tv, that cables angle just blew my mind!

  • IrOnFiSt

    April 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    The duck tales game is my donation :-))) Glad you used it in one of your videos! James you are the best man keep it up!!

  • pinkwerewolf

    April 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Cool behind the scenes video πŸ™‚

  • Phil "The Thrill" Kessel

    April 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Hey James, whats your PS3, it would be amazing if we played PS3 together.

  • Einsam

    April 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    who plays drums

  • Treise

    April 25, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    “Heavy? Some thing wrong with the Earths gravitational pull in the future?”

  • Claudio Paola

    April 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    James man, this is an amazing video! I LOVE your game collection videos so much! It teaches me about games Ive never even heard of and it makes me extremely hapyp that someone such as yourself treasutres these lost gems! Please continue to make these videos!

    If I may make a sugegstion, I’d love to see a video about all your board games because I love board games! After watching your “Key to the Kingdom” and “TMNT Board Games”, I purchased them all on Ebay! I love those games! I already own “Hero Quest (four copies actually with the expansions), “Siege” (But I guess in Amercia is “Swords and Soldiers” and “Battlemasters” (Three copies) and when you made those revidews, I was the happiest kid ever! “Hero Quest” is actually my favorite board game of all time!

    James, everyday you continue to inspire and shed a little light on me and for countless other fans. Whether it be with a Nerd video or a documentary such as this one, you truly do personally make my day a little brighter.

    – Claudio

  • Dragons107

    April 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    i noticed you collection gets bigger as we get to the older games, for example i only counted 4 gamecube games, but i say more NES and Atari than i could count

  • Trojan_Reggae

    April 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    @Squall85 James has mentioned on a few occasions that he doesn’t really play next gen games that much. Better technology does not necessarily mean a better game or gaming experience. There is a reason emulators, hacks/mods to run emulators and “Wii Virtual Console” exist, people enjoy retro gaming. Not only do they enjoy it but the are willing to spend money on it and James Rolfe is not the only person out there with a massive retro gaming collection, my town alone has two video game stores dedicated to used classic games and consoles (N64 and back) and they sponsor retro gaming tournaments.

  • MadHitz

    April 25, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I’d like to spend a weekend in that room and just play random games all day

  • coolduder

    April 25, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    will you teel mike to do one

  • lewisj82

    April 25, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Damn. Your duplicates are bigger than my entire retro collection! Great vid!

  • pactac

    April 25, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I love that you have GTA San Andreas for both the PS2 and Xbox. I also have the game for both systems. It’s my favorite game ever.

  • pactac

    April 25, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I’ve been a fan for years, but I just now registered. Awesome video, as always. Keep it up, man. You’re one of my role models when it comes to doing what you love and loving what you do.

  • NowWithKungFuGrip

    April 25, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Didn’t you own an action max at one time or another? Are your going to produce an update for your Atari Jaguar videos now that you have a working jag cd?

  • Ted

    April 25, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    F:n Sweet dude!

  • Jekel_n_CO

    April 25, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I have a Nintoaster up on Ebay. I hope its OK to let you guys in on it. I have donated to AVGN twice for the movie and am a HUGE fan!

  • SlasherJackson17

    April 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    wow. for the ones you buy online, what’s the average price you pay for a common game?

  • April 25, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    This kind of reminds me of being in a 90’s video rental store, with the section dedicated to all the games for rent. Very awesome video!

  • scarmullet

    April 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    That ducktales famicom cart is a chinese bootleg, you can tell by the crappy artwork. The original cart has Scrooge McDuck on the front, and the cart is cream colored.

  • April 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Do a Mad Max review man that would rock.

  • JZMasterNerd

    April 26, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Your the man James! Keep on collecting and can’t wait for the movie! Hopefully afterwards the episodes will pick up again! Good luck!

  • likalaruku

    April 26, 2012 at 1:08 am

    I hope you’ve got some security; once someone broke into the Cinema Snob’s place & took his rare out of print VHS collections. Fire sprinklers would be good too; Rinry Gamegame already proved cartridges can take water damage & still work, but maybe not fire.

  • April 26, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Your stuff is so organized! It may seem a little chaotic but there’s a method to the madness. I’ve stuck most of my older consoles in the top drawer of my dresser/tv stand, having to physically change A/V cables every time I wanted to play something different. I wish I had the space to do something else. You set-up is so ideal for every aspect; I don’t know if it’s mild OCD, but everything seems to be in its’ proper place and easy to access. In any case, your lady is a doll for agreeing to this. Not every woman lets her man hole up in the mancave to make internet vids.

  • HudsonGameOver

    April 26, 2012 at 1:37 am

    I am really in awe right now. I wish I not only had the money to acquire such a collection but the space and organizational abilities to house it all. God damn πŸ™‚

  • Doogrisa

    April 26, 2012 at 2:31 am

    He must not of had the Nintoaster yet.

  • Xen11

    April 26, 2012 at 6:19 am

    I love this.

    I live in the south and we don’t have basements here. I envy basements and the extra space. I love that look of your room. It has that ’80s/early ’90s vibe. That warm vibe with those wooden doors and it feels like Ashley J. Williams is going to walk in there at any moment wearing his ’80s clothing attire perhaps with a flannel shirt on carrying an axe, but its not for chopping zombies, he’s just doing some home repairs because he lives here in the ’80s. “Family Ties is on later, so don’t disturb, must finish homework now.”

    I want to play through just about every game made from NES to now and there’s always more coming out. The market is oversaturated with books, movies, tv series, and videogames that I want to play. I decided to start from the beginning, chronologically and I’m fucking stuck on Aristotle.

    Awesome life, James, thanks for sharing and becoming a part of our life.

  • PioneersProductions

    April 26, 2012 at 9:13 am

    You know, I was going to buy some of these DVDs for the extra features but now they’re just releasing them on their site. Strange..

  • Bam

    April 26, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Where can I buy AVGN stuff… I am sure there’s a link somewhere on this site but I am half asleep right now.

  • CrimsonFireCF

    April 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Your game room is amazing James. My parents cleaned out my basement when I was a freshman in high school and I’ve been slowly turning it into a gaming room like yours. I’ve got the shelves of games, consoles, magazines, and the wall to wall posters. As a gamer you’ve pretty much been like a role model to me, so thanks for the informative tour and good luck with your movie! πŸ˜€

  • davidrock2000

    April 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Do a review of the cartoon all star to the rescue, is the worst movie ever

  • dEEPZoNE

    April 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm


    April 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Too bad i’ll never get a chance to hold a AVGN DVD or watch in cinema avgn movie becouse i live in europe and James is truly inspiring for all fans around the can i get DVD??plz help!!!

  • andysutherland

    April 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Awesome collection! I’d like to see an update for 2012.

  • n644life

    April 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    awesome collection. I didn’t see your original xbox if you have one. I only saw games

  • stone141971

    April 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I Love these types of videos!

  • Doogrisa

    April 26, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    @n644life You have to remember that this was recorded in 2009. I bet you he has one now. He might as well since he already has every game console known to man.

  • drk421

    April 27, 2012 at 1:34 am

    James, you’re missing a Commodore Amiga! That was probably the 2nd best gaming computer back in the day (sorry Atari ST guys!). After I had my C64, of course I got an Amiga.

  • April 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    That’s funny, I had the exact same Mario stand for my original NES πŸ˜€

  • rombus

    April 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Wooow, awesome crib. Do you play guitar or drums? that’s awesome

  • djlerner

    April 27, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    i like the nerd room keep up the good work AVGN

  • amybrock20

    April 28, 2012 at 4:33 am

    The Nerd Room is absolutely fantastic. I’ve been watching AVGN since 2009, and seeing the room where the “magic” happens is an excellent special feature. Only way it could have been better is if Kyle appeared wondering why there was no room for him behind the futon anymore!

  • Glyn

    April 28, 2012 at 5:46 am

    You have a functional Jaguar CD? Any chance of seeing that piece of shit in action sometime? πŸ™‚

  • groundraven

    April 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Aren’t you ever worry about having a fire or flood in the house where you could loose it all?. I’m a big collector my self and i worry about that every day of my life. I hate it lol.

  • kene251

    April 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    goddamn you got everything over there ! haha like that man !

  • April 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I wish I had the space and shelving to set up my game collection like this. All of my vintage consoles and games, I have them in storage bins to keep the clutter to a minimum. Thanks for the tour. πŸ˜€

  • haisman7

    April 28, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Thank you for posting this, keep making more! =)

  • robertjlong

    April 28, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    hey james on your movies next do one on a movie called 1986 The Wraith

  • tisuko

    April 29, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    To the person about the Jaguar console. He did a big review about it couple years ago I believe. I know it was a 2 parter.

  • thingerss

    April 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    You are the inspiration of my small, but growing collection of consoles and games, or at least compared to your collection, mine is very small πŸ™‚ Love what you do, keep it up πŸ™‚

  • Doogrisa

    April 30, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    @tisuko He never reviewed any Jaguar CD games. He couldnt get the thing to work.

  • AComedian

    May 3, 2012 at 1:48 am

    I saw a Rocky Horror Picture Show game, any possible way you could review on it or do something about it. I love Rocky Horror and love to see more about it. Thanks for all you do.

  • Schloss Ritter

    May 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Sweet to see a Vectrex in the collection, one of the more obscure and unique consoles that I’ve had the pleasure of owning.

    Didn’t know the toploader NES played PAL games. Yet another reason I regret giving mine up.

  • wiitubercore

    May 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    You bitch! You have Jack Bros. but you haven’t reviewed it yet! WTF!

  • Dr. Breakfastmachine

    May 9, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    And to think, my friends are impressed by my consoles: an SNES, a Playstation 2, a Wii, a Gameboy Advanve SP, a DS, a 3DS, and a Playstation 3, with around 10-15 games for each. I’d kill to have all the shit James has.

  • ccdo2

    May 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Can you do a Nintendo gamecube review. i think they have some good games on it like sonic gems or Mario kart. i just thought you could do one.

  • Niki RDH 24

    May 15, 2012 at 10:37 am

    James, I loved seeing your collection of games. You have so many. Thank you for taping this. You have a tonnnnnnnnnnnn of games. I love your ninetndo stand. Where did you get it from?

  • Ben_from_G-town

    May 18, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Wow, you have a LOT of systems and games. And I thought I had a big collection! Haha. Good stuff. I especially like how you talked about your old TV and how you plan out the connecting of the systems. Very interesting.

  • PoodleNoodle

    May 30, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    I have the “table arcade” version of Donkey Kong as well.

    It’s complete shit XD, and I would love to see the AVGN do a review of it.

  • gameherospam

    June 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    at 1:42, there is an NES game called Jack Bros. at the end of the shelf. Remember in your virtual boy video when you said that there was one virtual boy game you didn’t have that was super rare called Jack Bros. is the NES version just as rare? please reply, I would love to know.

  • gameherospam

    June 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    @Doogrisa that actually isn’t true. if you watch his newer video with Mike of the nerd room he says that he didn’t review the console because it didn’t work, but because the games were so mediocre that there wasn’t much to say about them.

  • TrixRabbit

    June 29, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    avgn rules

  • avgnfan21

    July 5, 2012 at 2:40 am

    at 8:05 u can c the

  • jeffsx25

    August 18, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    whats up avgn my names jeff and when you said who could like virtual boy because it sucks well to inform you i love the virtual boy when it first came out i bought one and i would play in the car when i got home i would play all day i still love it to this day just thought i let you know that there is someone out there who loves virtual boy ps i love the room and i watch all your vids keep it up and thanks

  • Doug

    November 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    awesome. that’s really all i can say.

    i do have a question: how many videos does it take to equal the profits from a season DVD? i’m just curious because i must have watch the first hundred or so AVGN videos a dozen times by now.

  • AVGN1234

    December 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    awesome. just awsome

  • Kuuenbu

    February 3, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I like how he ended with the bullshit mask. πŸ˜€

    As for the lack of 21st century consoles, keep in mind that 1) he’s been a very busy film-maker since college and hasn’t had the free time to play video games that he had when he was a kid and 2) recent consoles aren’t exactly vintage; it’s much easier to find an XBox 360 than, say, and Odyssey 2. I can see him graduating to the PSX/N64 a few years down the line as those consoles, though, since they’ll soon be as old as the NES was when AVGN first started.

  • Vailintine

    March 31, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    How would you play games from a cassette? Does it just tell you to do random stuff or something?

  • June 26, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Nice to see the Final Fantasy poster at 21:38; didn’t know James was a FF fan.

  • November 3, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Wow you got a lot of games and consoles

  • superdan645

    February 5, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    so you DO keep updated with the new consoles. always wondered if you do (trust me i would take an old game, even Dr. Jekyll and mr hyde, over a new console, maybe except the Wii U.)

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