Mike / May 9th, 2012
May 9, 2012 at 12:20 am
1st!!! Oh wait, good luck with the movie!
May 9, 2012 at 12:40 am
Haha always love to see more of the nerd room 😀 And after the movie the Atari accessories would be awesome to see 😀
May 9, 2012 at 12:41 am
May 9, 2012 at 12:54 am
Hey James, where did you get that shirt? Have you been in Munich in ’09 or did you buy it in the US?
Just wondering because it really says ‘München’ and not ‘Munich’, which is really uncommon to see on a platform that is not german 🙂
May 9, 2012 at 12:58 am
I always love these nerd room videos. He has so much cool stuff! 😀
May 9, 2012 at 1:27 am
Fun little video, guys, but I have to say something about your attempt on getting the Commodore 64 game to work…
You HAVE to type “RUN” after the “LOAD”*”,8,1″ has been done, otherwise the game will not be activated at all. So basically the game isn’t broken at all, you just didn’t put in the final command to “run” the game. 🙂 Just so you know…
Good luck with the movie, James! I hope it all works out well, really looking forward to it.
March 6, 2013 at 6:45 pm
was getting ready to explain the same. Sometimes you might have to leave out the ,1 and just ,8 followed by RUN when ready. Been years but i still remember all that crap
October 12, 2013 at 1:54 pm
wanted to explain the same… so maybe now you have to play a new bunch of games ^^
December 21, 2013 at 4:14 am
more simple than running this old piece of crap, get “The Simpsons Arcade Game” on xbox live.
I REALLY want to see what that big trouble in little china game looks like lol
May 9, 2012 at 2:04 am
Video game reviews! Clearly not on your level but I wouldn’t mind contributing if at all possible..if not please enjoy these vids i made here :http://www.youtube.com/user/MRCupti/videos
May 9, 2012 at 3:01 am
The fact about the Simpsons Arcade Game only being released on Com64 is not true any more, now it’s on XBox Live and PSN!
May 9, 2012 at 3:42 am
I absolutely love these videos. I could look around James’ room all day. This also reminds me of the Game Informer Vault.
I hope that’s all insured somehow. It just worries me.
Thank you for these videos.
May 9, 2012 at 5:19 am
Nice Oktoberfest shirt! 😀
May 9, 2012 at 5:43 am
Must be tough to keep this room clean. There is so much shit that dust can settle on.
May 9, 2012 at 5:46 am
If I ever travel to the US in my life and go to Phili, I would so pay for a guided tour of the Nerd house, same for Mike’s to see his huge collection of DVD’s and figures
May 9, 2012 at 5:55 am
i had the action-max back in 89 and those same two game’s the ghost one was funny the jet one was ok the action-max got old very very quik lost it in a move but those two no good VHS tapes sat in the vhs heap that my family and i had to this day then dvd came god knows where they all are now……………..one of the funny things at the begining one of the ghosts say something like (there are inturders in our house but dont shoot at us ) a ghost thats scared of getting shot
May 9, 2012 at 6:07 am
Man, you guys SUCK at the C64 – as a life-long user of the computer I feel physical pain when I watch your failed attempts to do the obvious stuff.
Still a great video, though. 😉
May 9, 2012 at 6:55 am
Mike: *asks question*
Mike: *asks question*
Mike: *asks question*
May 9, 2012 at 7:03 am
haha i like your oktoberfest t-shirt 🙂
you rly was in München?
greetings from germany 😀
May 9, 2012 at 8:48 am
James, you should make competitions so you can win 1 day with you in the nerd room!
May 9, 2012 at 8:57 am
I love your basement! It’s a museum of awesomeness and memories. Thanks for this video!
May 9, 2012 at 9:25 am
Awesome tour of the Nerd Room guys! So many memories!! I concur with previous poster “SpiderMva.” LOAD “*” ,8,1 will load the game images into memory slot 1 on the computer (if you wanna call it that anymore), but will not actually execute the program. (although it should be noted that during the later years, they began to include the run command with the loading batch file so that the games would automatically execute. My guess is that the game you are trying did not have that feature and you simply need to type RUN! Hopefully, anyway, cuz playing that game would be awesomely shitty!
Good luck, and thanks for the tour!!!!
May 9, 2012 at 9:56 am
Yea as others have said you forgot to type RUN after loading the game!
once you load and says ready
type run and press enter/return
the game will start
May 9, 2012 at 10:33 am
Hey James!!! Goddamn that room is totally fucking epic!!!! As for the Commodore problem, after the Ready prompt comes up type RUN and maybe that will work. I run a lot of old games on my old C64 and sometime it wants you to start the program with this command. Although you are a smart guy and I’m sure you already know this. But just in case, give it a try. Also, Mike, you are a comedic genius. Can’t wait for the next video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 9, 2012 at 10:41 am
What a amazing fucking shrine for collectors and nostalgia lovers. Better than a museum.
I hope this basement is disaster proof.
BTW you’re using the commodore wrong. You cannot expect every game to load using *
You’ll get a list of files.
then move the cursor to the file that looks like a possible loader, usually the name of the game, or something readable, with PRG suffix.
Once the cursor is at the start:
Write over the file size: load
Mo the cursor after the closing ” sign and type:
then on a clear line type: run
132 “simpsons” PRG
LOAD “simpsons” ,8: PRG
May 9, 2012 at 11:13 am
If I had to pick one basement where I’d be trapped forever, it would definitely be James’ basement
May 9, 2012 at 11:33 am
ahhh! “run” if it doesn’t autostart after loading, you need to start it with run
or with R shift+U if run is to long to type…
L shift+O is the short form of load!
May 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm
Yeah an Oktoberfest-shirt 😀 Greetings from germany! 🙂
May 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm
There is a fighting game on SNES called (honest to god) “Ballz”. It’s probably one of the worste fighting games I have ever played and the name just says it all. There probably isn’t much material to work with from the game because there isn’t much to it. You are just a human-like figure made from balls fighting other figures almost exactly like yourself. I don’t think you could do a review on it but for the sake of shitty games, you two ought to try it out.
May 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm
I’m always fascinated by the the Nerd’s collection. If it wasn’t for the Nerd I would have no idea that some of those systems existed.
May 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm
If James ever gets them to work, I’d be really interested in seeing the Commodore 64 version of Street Fighter II and The Simpsons arcade game.
May 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm
Man, we the fans, are really dedicated to the turn, we really sent it a lot of stuff. I really want to see if they all work. To be honest, I never knew some of them even existed! Jaguar CD was one of them, long live the nerd!!!
May 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm
I think James needs to invest in some book-ends for that Jaguar shelf
May 9, 2012 at 2:32 pm
If the Commodore 64 prints “Ready” after you loaded the game up, you have to type “RUN” so the game starts!
LOADING, READY, RUN
That’s Commodore 64 1×1 basics!
No wonder you cannot get the games to run -.-
May 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm
I don’t get how Mike is so baffled about tape-games. Tapes where used for storing data (not just video) before harddisks or cds were even invented.
They are actually still being used for data storage nowadays. You can fit up to 1.5 terabyte (!!!) of uncompressed data onto recent LTO5 tapes. At a speed of up to 140Mb/s.
So tapes are by no means an unusual medium to store digital data on.
And in the realy 80s tapes were a cheap medium to store a decent ammount of data on.
May 9, 2012 at 2:57 pm
The reason Mike is so baffled by the tapes is that they aren’t like cartridges or CDs in the sense that you can access any information on them instantly. You can load different levels or files from a cart or disk in seconds, but with a tape the machine has to physically find the part of the tape with that info on it. So it seems really illogical to put entire games on there.
@6:04 – Nerd correction: You mean quotes. Parentheses are (), quotes are “” 🙂
May 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm
Mike thinks the tape-games work like interactive videos. He does not see the concept of the tape just storing data, like a disk would. He either does not think about it or simply doesn’t know about it.
With CDs and even Hard Disks you cannot access the data instantly either. You have to wait for the data to load. It works the same with tapes, just that tapes are of course slower to access the desired data, so the data has to be put much more in order on a tape. And even then it takes longer. That’s why floppys came to life. Data is stored on a similar material and way as on a tape, but due to the disk-shape, specific spots can be accessed more quickly.
Tapes belong, as CDs, HDDs and Floppy Disks do, to the group of mechanical storage devices.
Non-Mechanical storage devices such as Cartriges and nowadays SSDs don’t.
So don’t put CDs and Cartridges in the same caregory of storage-medium. 😉
May 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm
I know what you mean about the basement getting hot. Mine can get up to like 90* in the summer time…
May 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm
Storing information on a cassette is accomplished through Frequency Shift Keying. Remember the old log in sound you used to hear when dial-up was the big thing? Yeah, if you were to put these tapes in a tape deck, you would hear those sounds. On a cassette! The average size of information you could get on a cassette was about 660 kb on each side of a 90-min cassette. FYI.
May 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm
True! I forgot about the sound the cassettes made when you put them in a cassette player. 😀
May 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm
haha hab das shirt auch schon bemerkt…. 🙂
ob der nerd wohl mal nach deutschland für ein
lets hope 😛
May 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm
Sometime you need to do a review on that “Big Trouble in Little China” cassette tape for your Commodore 64. That movie is classic and if I remember right the game is a piece of shit so it could make for a good nerd review. Can’t wait for the movie to get finished, keep up all the good work. 😉
May 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm
Does any one know if there looking for original xbox or PS2 Donations? I have about 15-20 games and an xbox that I can donate.
May 9, 2012 at 6:27 pm
Oh man james, i got huge nostalgic feeling from that trying to get a commodore 64 to work. I remember too when i was a kid , all i had was a c64 as a video game console and my dad used to put the codes for me so i could play the games because it was all so cryptic to me i didnt understand shit….one day when my dad wasnt at home , i remember trying to get giana sisters to work, i was so young then that i didnt know what the **** was going on when typing the codes. I typed all sorts of shit and after long struggle i finally managed to type in the right code and got it working, and the feeling of getting it to work was already such a miracoulous feeling lol :D, you almost didnt need to play the game anymore, it was such a succes already just to get it working.
PS. Put a bed for me next your game collection , im moving there haha 😀 Such an awesome collection james!
May 9, 2012 at 6:32 pm
James need to hire a Commodore 64 expert to get that thing working
May 9, 2012 at 6:47 pm
Is this video a precursor to some videogame related videos? I can only hope! Speaking of the 32 bit era games like GEX. It would be interesting to see the nerd play something like Courier Crisis on the PS1.
May 9, 2012 at 7:28 pm
Wow I can’t believe you didn’t know to type run to start the game after loading. You call the C64 so temperamental cause it never wants to work, thats not the computer thats the operator. Why do you even have it if you don’t know the basics?
May 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm
Color me confused, too. I never really understood how someone could put a game on a cassette tape, and I lived in that era!
May 9, 2012 at 7:50 pm
i just want to know one thing!
What’s the fire safety mechanism on your game room James!!
my god such a gorgeous collection of games, gotta take care of that room!
May 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm
@smpfilmfan, He already has
May 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm
I need to echo the comments of the prior posters. Nerd, wtf. Commodore 101. Type ‘Run’ and hit Return dude.
I hope you staged this for the video because if not my imagination is running wild exactly what you do in that basement of yours…….
The “*” character only runs the branch program on the disk if specified to do so by the internal logic of the disk. If you type “$list” and hit Return you can see a directory of active PRG scripts on the drive and see their command names.
It is not necessary to put “,8 ,1” after the Load command, only “,8” if loading from the disk drive. 8 is the code to load from disk, 1 for tape drive. Putting both in serves no purpose unless you had some odd backups on the commodore tape drive.
are you using a Mach 5 C64 cartridge? Using it for these operations might help you load a lot more precious C64 games for review and will simplify the loading steps.
-basement video game nerd #5890384
May 9, 2012 at 8:51 pm
Actually, the Master system came out after the Genesis. Sega saw that the 8-bit NES was still doing well in the market place and developed the Master system as a competitor to the NES. The Master system did poorly because people were moving on to the SNES and Genesis.
May 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm
i have the Simpsons Arcade Game on my Mame Arcade Emulator’
not Bad for Free 😀
May 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm
do you have a apple bandai pippin?
May 9, 2012 at 9:04 pm
AishaLove, the Sega Master System came out in Japan in 1986…the Sega Genesis came out in 1988…sorry, but you’re way off…
May 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm
I’m going to send this to a friend who thinks all collectors are junior hoarders. Collectors keep theme related items & keep them neat & orderly & actually use the items, while hoarders won’t part with anything “just in case there’s a use for it someday” & keep everything in disarray & in ever growing piles.
May 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm
Referring to AishaLove: Are you a troll?
“…Actually, the Master system came out after the Genesis. Sega saw that the 8-bit NES was still doing well in the market place and developed the Master system as a competitor to the NES…”
Wrong. The sega master system came out *before* the megadrive/genesis.
May 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm
Hey Guys my Name is Nick Im from Ohio and a huge fan of your stuff. I love the classic games you guys destroy in the videos so funny! I show my buddies your videos all the time and the guys im in a band with(Before We Fall). In fact we used one of your phrases at a show once haha. good luck and keep makin videos pleaseee. when im out at garage sales ill keep an eye out for classic game stuff for you guys
May 9, 2012 at 9:31 pm
@aishalove …. that’s just wrong
May 9, 2012 at 9:40 pm
I have one of those DualStation consoles. It’s unauthorized, but still a cool piece to have.
May 9, 2012 at 11:18 pm
@AishaLove you obviously have no idea what you are talking about. You are so wrong it’s almost funny.
@Immortalfire They are very cool, but it does not matter if it is unauthorized. Hardware patents on systems like nes, snes, genesis are expired, so there is nothing wrong with making 3rd party variations of those systems. If 3rd party variations of modern systems like ps3 or wii were being made, THAT would be a problem, but with old systems like these, it’s completely legal.
May 10, 2012 at 12:34 am
You’re talking lots of commodore 64 games. Have you seen Finnish documentary about commodore 64? Its about when C64 came out in Finland. Pretty nice documentary, theres also subtitles in english. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jib9pR_NNA8
May 10, 2012 at 1:16 am
Does anyone have a C64 that works reliably and will donate it? Also, it would be cool to see a video explaining why the C64 is so temperamental. Does some aspect of the machines age badly? Is it cheap hardware like the Action 52 and Cheetahmen 2 carts? If anyone can make a video explaining these issues, that would be cool. If there already are videos, mention them in later comments
May 10, 2012 at 2:59 am
Man, mike… I love ya dude… But I can not wait for the epic return of James!!
May 10, 2012 at 6:05 am
The Sega Master System came out in the US around the same time as the NES. They just moved on to the 16 bit market before Nintendo.
May 10, 2012 at 6:57 am
You all probably know this by now, but you can now download the Simpsons Arcade game on both the PS3 and Xbox360.
May 10, 2012 at 8:33 am
very impressive collection 🙂
May 10, 2012 at 9:52 am
Jeez, what a nab (jk) ;).
First you type > LOAD “*”,8,1 < when you get back to the prompt you must type RUN and voila, the game will start hehe. Something to remember for the future! ^_^
May 10, 2012 at 11:20 am
@AishaLove – The Master system was developed and released before Genesis… It came out in June 1986 while the Genesis came out two months after it. In Japan, it was made in 1985 while the Mega Drive was made in 1988.
Given the Genesis had a Master System Converter for BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY also proves that the Master System was made first. Why would a company downgrade a system for better sales?
May 10, 2012 at 11:24 am
^ Actually I was wrong on the info a little about the Genny coming out two months after but still… Master System was indeed first.
May 10, 2012 at 12:02 pm
Are you sure? The Master System was a NES competitor (8-bit), then Sega released the Mega Drive (or Genesis) to break into the 16-bit era, unless I’m worng.
May 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm
I really need to read a thread before I comment lol. I was beaten to this! 🙂
May 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm
I had the Pop’s Ghostly VHS game when I was a kid. It was unplayable because I didn’t have the sensor.
I always wondered if there were more types of these games out there, and how the hell they worked.
May 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm
I have heard James say his Commodore 64 is temperamental. I never experienced that with a Commodore personally. Always seemed more solid than the Sega Genesis to me. Not having to blow into slot/cartridge.
May 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm
May 10, 2012 at 1:27 pm
All James needs now is a Commodore Amiga 500+, Sinclair Spectrum ZX28 and a Amstrad 646 and he’ll be all set. 🙂
May 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm
Oh and we cant forget the TRS 80. Gotta represent Radioshack / Tandy. 🙂
May 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm
James, next time you stare cluelessly at the READY. prompt after the floppy finished loading just try typing RUN and press return. Or do you do this on purpose to make fun of us C64 users? 🙁
May 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm
Call me over to the house, I’m probably 2 hours away. I am compelled to destroy that Pops Ghostly game, if the other title reminds me of the other Action Max game I played, I’ll destroy that one as well. It’s time the Action Max met it’s maker too. You need more space anyhow. Give me a call.
May 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm
Just read all about the AVGN movie on AEG
Can’t wait for the movie James
May 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm
i really hope one day he’ll make a video of his handheld collection and their games. videos of james and mike just playing different games with short improvised commentary would be great too , that was what i was expecting when the video ended 😛
May 10, 2012 at 5:02 pm
I love these videos but it makes my own game room seem pathetic. I’ve only got 37 systems and 1,003 games. I’m coming for ya though James! I will beat your collection! Nothing personal, it just gives me a goal! 🙂
May 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm
Play Myst NOW!
May 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm
9:41 You need Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
May 10, 2012 at 11:47 pm
Yo songersoft your creepy bro
May 10, 2012 at 11:48 pm
I dont think he will call you lol
May 11, 2012 at 1:30 am
if you ever do a cross over with the nostalgia critic again maybe think about that old game “captain power and the solders of the future” . it has bad acting in it and its kind of a bad game but im sure it got worse with age. you tube has plenty of videos on it if you need to see what im talking about. btw keep up the great work i thoroughly enjoy your videos
May 11, 2012 at 4:09 am
Now I get why you’re called MF Mike. I would call you that too if you’d never let me finish my sentences!
May 11, 2012 at 11:10 am
WTF Dude? That is a link to buy tickets for GUNS & ROSES, FUCK THAT.
May 12, 2012 at 3:17 am
James, you REALLY need to learn the difference between parenthesis and quotation marks! :]
May 12, 2012 at 3:42 am
Where do you keep your ActionMax? I just bought one at a flea market a few months ago for $5, but it’s missing the sensors. I can’t find any games for it either, but I hear Blue Thunder (?) is the rarest one. It’s a piece of shit anyway.
May 12, 2012 at 4:39 am
So nothing new eh?
May 12, 2012 at 4:43 am
There hasn’t been a new AVGN anything in way too long and I thirst. I check and watch everything every week. So I know. Please help me understand. Super super sad times for a guy who loved the episodes from the beginning.
May 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Hey guys – can you please use a different video player in the future? This Springboard thing takes ages to load for me and it’s very annoying. Blip works great over here, as does YouTube.
May 12, 2012 at 6:54 pm
The liquor stores in Nova Scotia just started selling Rolling Rock. They were giving out samples this week and I have a six pack of tall boys with me right now.
I usually don’t drink anything but 86 Bavaria…. stuff is 8% and tastes like fucking gold… but I had to, the nerd has their god damn clock! (James should wear that thing around his neck.)
I suggested him to do a Hoarders parody. Big ups for me if he does it.
May 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm
“FROM THE GLASS FILLED TANKS OF
WE TENDER THIS PREMIUM BEER FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT, AS A TRIBUTE TO YOUR GOOD TASTE.”
On every can of Rolling Rock.
May 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm
I wana play your Sega CD! Lets play Sonic CD http://m.facebook.com/christian.scardigno?id=100001211580850&_rdr thats my facebook. We should do a review.
May 13, 2012 at 4:22 am
C64 has very strange issue. it is very susceptible on shocks or noises. my friends always were pretty quiet when game was loading, and sometimes they were to another room while it was loading haha…that was times;]
May 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm
I wish I had room in my room to have a video game collection. It’d be fun to hang out in that room, for sure!
May 15, 2012 at 9:47 pm
any word on the next nerd dvd?
mike matei is the new avgn haha
ghostubsters on nes next?
May 18, 2012 at 5:19 am
Really impressive room. I can’t believe you didn’t have central air down there before. That would suck to have to sweat your ass off while you play games.
It’s funny that you showed Jurassic Rampage Edition. I used to have that as a kid, but it got it the sun and wouldn’t play anymore. 🙁 I still need to replace it!
Sucks the Simpsons game didn’t work, either. That arcade Simpsons game was so awesome.
May 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm
do a gamecube review. people make fun of me that i have one
May 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm
That commodore 64 looks like it’s gonna need replacing pretty soon just by how it frequently breaks down throughout the AVGN timeline, unless that’s a common issue with the console.
May 21, 2012 at 7:59 am
LOAD, then LIST, then RUN. Duh!
May 22, 2012 at 7:51 pm
did i see a nightmare on elm st. for the comadore on that shelf?? if so i would like to see what the fuck it looks like
May 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD I WILL SEND YOU A COPY OF HIGHLANDER FOR ATARI JAG CD IF YOU WILL PLEASE DO A REVIEW I DON’T THINK ANYONE KNOWS THAT IT EVEN EXISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 28, 2012 at 9:18 pm
How long have you been collecting?
How much of your stuff has been donated and how much did you actually buy?
Where do you find good deals?
Do you spend a LOT of money on these?
I just started collecting (at 34 yrs old!) and am curious how to get things rolling along.
July 7, 2012 at 4:32 am
I’ve played Loaded on the Playstation as well when I was younger, It was a fun game but boy I found it hard so I used cheats. XD
Thanks James you just helped out for what the next Playstation game that I’m gonna buy.
July 23, 2012 at 10:32 am
The amount of envy is infinite.
January 28, 2013 at 11:49 pm
The hole time I was hoping you would mention the n64 games, good video anyways. I love it when you guys arnt acting, it lets the viewers get to know what your guys are acutelly like.
February 16, 2013 at 10:15 pm
Why does James not have a big flat screen to play on? You can get switches and all that for the inputs.
December 21, 2013 at 4:16 am
big flat screen do not render old game like a 4:3 TV does. It is all about resolution here.
March 23, 2013 at 4:12 pm
you should do a AVGN review on the multiple system consoles. My little brother has the “Retron 3” system. it plays super nintendo, genesis, and nes games. it would make a good nerd review.
April 15, 2013 at 12:37 am
I was so excited to hear you talk about the Action Max. My dad bought one of those for us when I was a kid. We had that ghost game and some jet fighter pilot game. It never worked properly so I don’t really remember that much about it, but it’s still sitting in the basement of my dad’s house. I’d dig it out and try it again if I thought it would work. If it didn’t work 20-ish years ago, I highly doubt it would now! lol
April 25, 2013 at 3:52 pm
do u know how badly i want ur fucking nerd room!
October 26, 2013 at 1:42 pm
What a cool room and an awesome collection. Thanks for sharing!
December 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm
I have the same heat lamp for my lizard not for my games
January 14, 2014 at 12:22 am
Actually any type of magnetic storage device; ie floppy discs and tapes, unfortunately go bad after a few years. The magnetism that holds the info on the discs deteriorates until there’s nothing left. Sadly all those games are probably bad.
March 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm
mike just talk for james the ENTIRE video you tell us what james is trying to say except how you want us to hear it jesus christ the green eyed monster strikes again