AVGN: Atari Sports

James / December 17th, 2012

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  • NoisyPanther

    December 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Oh my God, it’s a new Nerd episode.

  • Sedado77

    December 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    YEEEAAAHHH!!! been waiting for this for a long time!!! Long live the AVGN!!!! πŸ™‚ James, YOU ROCK!

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  • December 17, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Hey, James. I just wanted to make sure you get this. I sent it to your email, and I just want to site myself for doing it as well. Hope you like it. http://www.portablenorthpole.com/watch/g0u5Ccvvj5GAZGGivhnAllg

  • pikmintaro

    December 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Oh wow I wasn’t expecting another episode so soon! thanks for all your hard work James!

  • EazyPizzaRider

    December 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    New video ! Fucking cool !

  • GenesisNerd

    December 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    If only you played mutant league football for the genesis :). Atari boxing is a cult classic, play it with a bunch of friends tournament style if you want a good forearm workout.

  • Cimmerian_Dragon

    December 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm


    Rolling Rock returns!

  • russiancthulhu

    December 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    this is fucking hilarious!
    I like it when Nerd goes fucking ape shit ! make more like this one.

  • Flops

    December 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Kinda like fantasy football is dungions and dragons for jocks. People that are into sports ARE nerds, so get your head out of your jock strap.

  • Redem

    December 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    That was amazing

    and yes we should have metal band during half-time

  • tweight

    December 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    welcome back, damn it! finally some fun on the web.

  • December 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Nice episode, James! I see you still have the video store setup (somewhere around 4:13 you can see remains of it).

  • jars

    December 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    always such a nice surprise to stumble on a new Nerd episode.

  • MrLemonade

    December 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Yeehaw ! Thanks for another awesome episode !!

  • terranova

    December 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    The best avgn episode for a long time! Great job!

  • tonyo_d

    December 17, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    What? No title song?

  • 0nef0rth

    December 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Nice video, odd there was no title card or song to start the video.

  • Jel-K

    December 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    very funny one!

  • dtay

    December 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks for the new AVGN episode its always a pleasure. I’d also recommend checking out MovieBob’s episode on the nerd/sports nerd overlap:


  • Deathbringer

    December 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    You think those fantasty football guys aren’t actually nerds? Totally are. They just consider anything sports can’t be nerdy.

  • Stick

    December 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    LOL, great episode. The first 4 minutes were hilarious, especially the football title rant. Nice honest finisher. Long live nerds. I think this should definitely lead into a review of Mutant League Hockey and Football. Love those.

  • Zarastro

    December 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Oh my god, I can’t believe how loud I was laughing at this.
    I played most of these games: Boxing, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer. We had one cartridge with all of them on there.
    I’m getting so old. Great Stuff.


    December 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    That was so funny. I was laughing SO hard at the Madden part.

  • Grizly

    December 17, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    FUCK YEAH YOU ROCK JAMES THANKS FOR ANOTHER GREAT EPISODE AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! πŸ™‚ (sorry for the caps i just get really excited everytime there’s a new episode)

  • KennyM

    December 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Another great fucking video, worth the wait and lovin the hd.

  • KennyM

    December 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm


  • Kenshiroh

    December 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    We had the Real Sports Baseball. You could actually steal bases in that game.

  • vectrex

    December 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    is Tennessee mimals penis?

  • Ricky Vega

    December 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Wow, James! I didn’t know you knew what a Geodude was!
    Mostly only because you’re an 80’s kid >:D

  • Hawkear

    December 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I saw a new AVGN and was like HEYOOOOOO Time to get funky!

  • TravisTheCrownless

    December 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    nice video james keep the AVGN alive please haha

  • TravisTheCrownless

    December 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    lol. meaning keep making videos not actually die.

  • Santa Horse

    December 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I’m having trouble here, I can tell from the comments that the episode is in HD but I can only see it in a really poor resolution. I even downloaded it with Real Player expecting it to be around 80-100MB at least, but it’s only 23MB meaning the quality is still low. Very confusing.

  • MoronicChunk

    December 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I think that’s his first pokemon refferance ever. That’s pretty awesome.

  • Santa Horse

    December 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Ignore all of that, for whatever reason it’s now working absolutely perfectly.

  • Goatrider

    December 17, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    You were so on a roll in this one X’D

  • SeasonsGuide

    December 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I loved this episode! But I couldn’t help but wonder what happened to the theme song? Did I miss an update about not having it or something?

  • December 17, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Maybe it’s because you have the same attitude towards sports that I do, James (I don’t give a shit about them), but I thought this was genuinely one of the funniest Nerd episodes you ever made.

    I work in a Liquor store and I’m the only one there who doesn’t follow sports. I’m glad to see that there are other people like me.

  • December 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Lost it at the Les Claypool stomping reference.

    Great video and great references! I was a huge RPG and sports fan growing up, and so when the two semi-merged in the mid-90s, where you could create your own players and level up stats, I was in heaven.

  • PrelateZeratul

    December 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    This is one of James’ best intros ever (Not the intro itself but before he starts reviewing). Also, to me, it’s very clear how much fun he had with this video. The sound in his voice is pure delight, that I’ve not heard for a while. Great episode.

  • Stefanoragnopazzo

    December 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    This was pretty funny, some of the games where just hilarious for themself and then you came in with your initial madness. Nice.

  • December 17, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    man James as a long time fan I honestly think this is one of the best episodes you’ve done in years buddy. i was yuckin up a storm

  • Czab

    December 17, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    I too hate sports games. Luckily Baseball and Football are mostly played only in the US (where I come from Soccer is called Football and what you call Football is “American Football”), so I don’t come across those games so much. And by the way, why don’t you use the AVGN theme song anymore!?

  • tofu1104

    December 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    That football rant might be the best rant so far. I laughed for a good while at that rant xD

  • Anthony33

    December 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Alright, another new Nerd video to hold us over until the movie comes out and a really good one too, more like the early days with you and the camera and some gameplay footage.

  • Keydsimon

    December 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Possibly the best intro ever to an AVGN review. Solid episode !

  • k0peryto

    December 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Holly fuck James, that was really great episode πŸ˜€ That new camera is awesome and humor in this one, just crazy πŸ˜€ Correct me if I’m wrong, but that was the first episode with Rollin’ Rock in can isn’t it πŸ˜›

  • ptbibble25

    December 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I do believe I just saw the first fighting game, my life is complete

  • Mordsith

    December 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Does Kyle still live behind the couch? It would be cool if he came out jammed the theme song again sometime!!

  • patch101

    December 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Nerd didn’t bash Hockey, woot!

  • gaminggod7

    December 17, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I am seriously shocked that he didn’t even mention hockey. There are so many hockey games on the playstation and dreamcast. I love hockey to death, in fact my NHL series is my 2nd biggest game collection, behind just Mario.

  • avgnfan

    December 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Another great episode.

  • December 17, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Yes I did. “Ice Hockey.” It’s in there. It’s probably nothing like your Playstation or Dreamcast games though.

  • GuardianAuron

    December 17, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Awesome video, even if you hate sports games. lol.

    And yet another Killer Instinct reference… Can’t wait for the video of you guys playing it.

  • Old Insight

    December 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Hilarious and interesting video! Great job. πŸ™‚

  • ch4rlyb0y

    December 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    The more angry the nerd is, the more funny the videos are ^.^

  • NESessity

    December 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Nice video but where is the theme song?!?

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  • EYN

    December 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Hilarious as always, but… Where is the AVGN intro theme? :'(

  • The poet

    December 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    What happened to your theme song, James? Why don’t you use it anymore? Good episode, though.

  • GalloogaJoe

    December 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I totally feel the same way about video games, in that I like playing games that let me do things that I can’t do in real life (or would never get away with). Sports games can be fun an all, but I never get it when sports video games are the only types of games that someone plays. I look at their video game collection filled with nothing but football and basketball games and am like “Dude, you don’t play real video games?”

  • Markuskhan

    December 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Can I take it that there won’t be a Christmas Special this year?

  • patlefort

    December 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I’ve played NHL games so much when I was little. Probably from lack of games to play and the high replayability of sport games. I had more fun getting hundreds of body checks and wounding half of the opposite team.

  • theguzzz

    December 17, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Not one of your best episodes, Nerd. But I still enjoyed it. I’m the same way; I never liked playing sports video games. I never saw the point.

  • nostalgiavhs

    December 17, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Really enjoyed this episode, the opening rant was really funny especially when you slammed the game into the system. I’m with the other fans in wondering where the theme song is. The theme song can get old listening to it 109 times, but it always gets me in the right mood to watch AVGN, especially when I first put on a new episode.

  • toad004

    December 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Someone’s gonna say it, so it might as well be me.

    Miniature Golf for the Atari is for squares.

  • mrsleep

    December 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    gaminggod7 must be new here.
    This is about going back to the PAST.
    To play the shitty games that suck ass.

  • ramo10

    December 17, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Great fun πŸ˜€ but does this counts as the christmas episode this year?

  • ilil00

    December 17, 2012 at 8:51 pm


    Yeah he did. the one where they were low on budged and they had to share the same stick lol.

  • December 17, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Great review, James. I was literally as shocked as you were on the Golf games. What the hell did M.I.M.A.L. have for a club? A whip?! When I was a child growing up in the 80s I had a few sports titles on the Sega Master System. I played Great Baseball, Great Football, World Grand Prix (even my mom used to pronounce it pricks like you do James, lol!), and Hang-On/Safari Hunt. When I got a Genesis in the early 90s I played sports titles like Arch Rivals, David Robinson’s Supreme Court, Tecmo Super NBA Basketball, and Mutant League Football and & Hockey games. I loved the Mutant League games most of all the sports titles because there was an element of fantasy added to them. I loved the fantasy side of video games a lot more than the sports side of games, just like you James, but I can’t deny the fact that I did indeed play sports titles as a kid too. Watching your videos always makes me miss the childhood I had in a good way. It was a wonderful time growing up when we did and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the nostalgia you bring to my life, James. : )

  • Sacia

    December 17, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I can tell you spent a good amount of time on this video James, and I appreciate the effort you put in! The anger and aggression was at a maximum for this one and it really made me laugh.

    Loved it!

  • Joker83

    December 17, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    The “Football” cursing rant was instant classic. Loved the episode. The only sports game I ever got into was the Punch Outs (if that counts), NBA Jam for SNES was kinda fun too “He’s on fire!”

  • The_Bones

    December 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Good video. I always found it funny how the ball was square in the atari basketball game as well. I’m not sure if you’ve played it or not but you should check out Cyber Stadium Series Basewars for NES. I’m not much into sports games either but that one is one I can pick up and play any day due to its futuristic interpretation of the sport.

  • Smack2k

    December 17, 2012 at 9:35 pm


    Keep doing these any once in a while…

    Nice to see sports views from the other side…

    James, are you yourself a sports fan at all and that was just the nerd?

    Good point about Star Trek uniforms and Football Jerseys…we all have our things!

  • milkyway

    December 17, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    This Video was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!


  • gojirafan430

    December 17, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    what camera did you use?

  • StreetDreamer83

    December 17, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Ah, just what I needed after a shitty day. I’m still hoping for an AVGN episode based on NASCAR/racing games.

  • GopherKills

    December 17, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    As much as I agree with most of it, the argument of “Go outside and do that that” is kind of lame. Many that play sports games do so for:
    1) The fact they can’t hit a 350 yd drive, return a punt for a TD, pitch a 98 MPH slider, etc.
    2) Play in a group settings or online with friends just to have fun

    If you only pick out Atari games, of course they will be lame compared to many greats on various consoles. I also enjoy the RPGs, etc, WAY more than sports games, but you only showed the most boring. Ideas for equal comparisons:
    *Ice Hockey for Nintendo
    *Punch Out of Super Punch Out
    *Ken Griffey Jr. Slugfest
    *Actual NBA Jam with cheat codes
    *Laundry list of others for sports and consoles that really are fun.

    Again, love pretty much all your stuff and been following since 07, but only showing Atari sports games is like only showing the N64 Superman game when talking all superhero games. There are many that are fun and well done. I would pay money to watch you and Mike square off in a tourney of various games (a Sports Game Decathlon if you will).

    • Richter Belmont

      January 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      Well, as the title says he would only be scratching the Atari games, in no way did he say that all sportsgames suck or that they are boring.

  • Keith the Genesis Geek

    December 17, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Fishing Derby is another good one. I like to pop that one in now and then.

    One-one-One basketball for Atari 7800 is my favorite πŸ™‚

  • Keith the Genesis Geek

    December 17, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    *One-on-one Basketball*

  • hammerhorrortexas

    December 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    It’s okay, sports aren’t for everybody, but I love me some NFL football. But I love me some Earthbound and some Zelda. I bet you like RC PRO AM though. That is one of the best sports games/racing games of all time for the NES.

    Great video guys! I go to your site everyday to see whats new, so keep the material flowing.

  • greedo

    December 17, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    James, interesting episode. Not the best one, by any stretch. (It feels a bit flat, toward the end), but it’s brought back that spirit that was missing from recent episodes. Great to see the nerd rage is back! Loved the Madden rant, too, priceless! But I miss hearing the nerd theme song. Bring it back, please! πŸ™‚

  • strider

    December 17, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Great classic AVGN, love these kind of episode, when james just make quick reviews of very, very old games
    (like the double vision one)

  • FNHot

    December 17, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    bring back the theme song! …. and I did enjoy this, but it just seems like James reviewing old games, it doesnt seem like an AVGN. There was no hate for specific games, no story, no games coming to life attacking him or anything …. Just James in a white shirt talking about sports games …. = \

  • corinthiangon

    December 17, 2012 at 11:27 pm


    He reviews bad games, what’s the problem? why would he review a good sports game? Plus he’s a character, he’s going to say obnoxious things. Kinda like giving out to Edward Norton for those hate crimes he committed in American history X… Analyse and interpret

  • marc_lawson

    December 17, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    sports are bullshit. the desire to play sports is merely a vestige of a primal instinct to form packs and compete for territory in order to achieve an adrenalin high. Awesome to see you tapping into that anti-sports nerd rage.

  • VincentVegaFFF

    December 17, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Good video James. Always a nice surprise to come here and see a new episode.

    I do have one criticism and that’s the lack of music. The video feels a bit lifeless is the best way I can describe it. Music helps set the tone and keeps the energy going and without it the jokes don’t quite have the punch they should and this reminds me of the earliest videos.

    I understand you’re probably busy with the movie, your pregnant wife and the holidays and adding music would have been time consuming and you wanted to get the video out for us so I understand not including it. Maybe you could revisit this one for the eventual dvd release and add the theme song too? If not its still a good episode so no worries either way.

    Thanks for the entertainment Jams.

  • HomingMissiles

    December 17, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Just some random trivia: the last “e” in PelΓ©’s name is voiced as a open-mid vowel (more specifically: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-mid_front_unrounded_vowel), which sounds more or less like the “e” in “Bed” or the “a” in “Fat”.

  • semontrax

    December 17, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    I’m only 3 minutes into it, but I have to say this is a wondrous return to form! Thanks James! Also your new camera equipment is ace. I love the rough and ready feel of your older videos, but you’ve definitely made the right choice with your new equipment. Everything looks great. Thanks again, you made me a happy man today.

  • LicaWolf

    December 17, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Wow! The quality of the image is insanely good!

    I think the PelΓ© game looks more like it’s based in table-football, than actual soccer. In table-football, just touching the ball causes it to move all over the place xD I used to play it all the time when I was a child πŸ™‚

    It was a nice episode, I enjoyed the angry rants. It felt like you were going a little fast at the end, but I guess the games really didn’t have that much to be said about them.

    Just a comment, I felt this video was very silent, I guess it’s partly because the games didn’t have music, but it felt like it lacked some music in the background (and if I dare say, I also miss the theme song).

    Thanks for the episode πŸ™‚

  • StarvinMarvin

    December 18, 2012 at 12:05 am

    I didn’t realize you weren’t into sports that much, but I understand it. In high school I didn’t like sports that much either, much less any sport video games. But as the years passed by I made different kinds of friends with different interests, and eventually American football kind of grew on me. The Madden games can be kind of fun if you give them a chance; also they can be kind of educational and teach you a thing or two about the game, while at the same time having fun as you learn. I suggest you sit down with Mike and try playing one sometime.

    However, like you, I love fantasy games and sci-fi games most of all, so I have fond memories of things like Zelda and Metroid as well. Not to mention I still play video games like Skyrim or Call of Duty.

  • nate64

    December 18, 2012 at 1:01 am

    you’re a square, pushing a smaller square towards another square. FUCK that craked me up!

  • chrander

    December 18, 2012 at 1:24 am

    I have always felt that too. That is, sports are just another thing to be nerdy about. Especially the fans who can recite the stats for their favorite team roster.

    Who was the first NBA player to win 5 season MVP awards?

    How do you get the first Warp Whistle in Super Mario Bros 3?

    Same level of obsessive knowledge.

  • MusikUniverse

    December 18, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Baseball Stars on Nes is a classic, like NHL 93 on Genesis. But Madden and NBA was always the game in Canada where you said: “Oh no, this is only game here for 3 bucks, we didn’t give a damn.” We respect your sport in USA, but that was a pain in the ass for all gamers in Canada when you want to buy a sport game.It was always the fucking Madden or NBA. NHL’s games was always 2 times the price.

  • adam loewen

    December 18, 2012 at 4:59 am

    This might be my new favorite AVGN episode. Wow. But nah, it’ll never beat out Action 52…

  • BrandeX

    December 18, 2012 at 6:22 am

    James is probably not that into sports games because he is a “real gamer”. (See elsewhere on the internet for that debate.)

  • Dobbs351

    December 18, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Now i know what to watch christmas evening <3

  • December 18, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Awesome episode man! The football thing got me laughing, I personally could never get into it, up here in Maine (Patriots) it seems to be every other word out of guys mouths.

    But THIS was always my biggest beef of Genesis vs. SuperNES. Growing up I chose Genesis, while my friend chose SuperNES. On Genesis, it seemed every other damn game that came out was friggin’ sports!

    LJN should marry Electronic Arts, creating the perfect union of crap. They could rename the company like a law firm, with two identical names; terds & terds inc.

  • December 18, 2012 at 7:03 am

    This was a very good episode, James. Congrats!

    I was laughing like a crazy person at the beginning when the Nerd lost it with all the Football.

    I do miss the theme song too, though.

    Good job!

  • nostromo82

    December 18, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Amazing Video James! as always! Can’t wait for the movie!! hope it comes to the UK!!

  • Josh2995

    December 18, 2012 at 8:22 am

    I think its funny as hell that with all of the praise/shit talking going on here on the Cinemassacre forums, the only way to actually elicit a response from James or Mike is to either be astronomically stupid with your posting, or to accuse them of missing something when they obviously didn’t. Way to be thorough and not let shit slip through the cracks.

  • Josh2995

    December 18, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Great video btw. I used to play the shit out of miniature golf when I was a kid back in 1986. I loved that game but then again, I had no idea what the hell golf even was. I just remember it being more fun than throwing a tennis ball at the wall.

  • December 18, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I think this episode has kind of proved that you don’t need insane amounts of FX, cameos and random pie-throwin’ action to make a great episode! All you really need is conviction and your natural charisma, James!

    Frickin’ amazing work! Keep it up!

    Azdrerios Entertainment

  • Smeghead420

    December 18, 2012 at 8:44 am

    ” Which one’s Pele’? ”


    -Nice episode (a little tame, no Nerd-rage) but way to tip your hat to the sports gamers. Can’t wait for the movie.

  • LordJason1986

    December 18, 2012 at 9:14 am

    well done james. while I enjoyed this new episode , I do think that it’s not the best episode you’ve made this year. firstly , I feel that you kind of overreacted at the beginning during the football discussion. personally , I emjoy playing Tecmo Super Bowl on the SNES as a kid while my family were too busy watching real football. but I think overreacting to the numerous titles of football games was a bit over doing it and it could be a case of james over acting. it wouldnt be the first time someone overreacted to something mentioned in the discussion of football (cough janet jackson cough). secondly , where’s the avgn theme? 3 episodes of the year , and all of them are missing the avgn theme? it’s the theme we all recognize in these episodes , and 3 episodes of 2012 doesnt have the avgn theme? that’s like watching Halloween without the John Carpenter score. it shouldnt be that hard to use an older intro with the avgn theme james. even when I made music videos , I kept using the same intro video I’ve made in order to continue with a pattern. but since you’ve only made 3 episodes in total in 2012 with either more or less predicted for 2013 , there’s no excuse to not have the avgn theme since it’s the thing we all recognize with your videos and it’s always been the start of your videos in an episodic fashion. just like Star Wars. that’s just my major grip with the recent avgn episodes , but beyond that , I think you still got the hang of it and they are still funny. I just hope you can learn from this and rectify this mistake in the future. maybe in 2013 , we can see you play more games based on other topics like fighting games (Killer Instinct , Clayfighter , Bio Freaks , Primal Rage) , topics based on video game movies (Super Mario Bros , Mortal Kombat , etc) & video game tv shows (Earthworm Jim , Sonic Sat AM , Double Dragon , Mortal Kombat Conquest , etc) , or maybe a follow up to the steven spielburg episode (Hook snes , Jaws Unleashed , universal studios theme parks adventure , Indiana Jones & The Infernal Machine). hell , there’s even a video game based on John Carpenter’s The Thing. either way , great episode james , see you again in 2013. Happy Hankwamas!

  • LordJason1986

    December 18, 2012 at 9:18 am

    well , at least he finallydid an episode about sports games. I’d say , he was being a real sport about it.

  • lobster_rj

    December 18, 2012 at 9:36 am

    we need the Kyle AVGN theme!! the music intro put us in the mud!! thats your mark! ITS NOSTALGIC!

    if u are thinking like, ohh we need to go strait fwd and show what ppl want.. without an intro ppl who dont know the character will not close the video.
    Then i suggest u do as Linkara do.. make a talktive intro, and then the theme song comes… i was thinking about it a long ago, and i found it very cleaver..

    btw, i liked how u bringed the old nerd style back.


    a Brazilian fan!

  • December 18, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I hadn’t laughed this hard in weeks. Everyone in Starbucks is staring at me. I really needed it. Thanks James for the great video!

  • sakamoto_

    December 18, 2012 at 10:00 am

    About 3:20 to 3:30 there’s some pops and clipping with the rapid audio cuts. You should consider cross-fading the two audio tracks into each other at each splice in the future, or if not possible ADRing the whole thing I guess. Great video btw, cheers.

  • uncolober

    December 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Wow, what a return to form. The nerd has been gettins soft in the recent years, which is defeating the whole purpose, but this one was angrier than ever. Rage on. Those piece of shit games won’t hate on themselves.

  • December 18, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Nice, I always like your atari videos!

  • RichterBelmont

    December 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Thanks James! A lot of signature AVGN character stuff in that one. Plus, even though the games suck, it looked like the AGVN was having a little bit of fun at times in there, especially the laughing at the squares in mini golf. I like that touch. Balances out the video and character and makes it fun to watch.

    And count me as one more vote for bringing back the intro to the videos.

  • December 18, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Great video! but, what ever happened to the intro?

  • cybercon

    December 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Hi James !

    Wonderful video. It contains my two favorite Angry Video Game Nerd scenes ever – when throw your games and crush a can of beer on your forehead and when you scream like a crazy maniac : TOUCH DOOOOOOWN ! These scenes are so hillarious, I’ve been watching you going mad over and over and over. It’s like when you love a good part in a song, you just play these 10 seconds again and again and again. Once more, James, you scored in my heart.

  • WyldeGoose

    December 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Why Football?

    Because we don’t have gladiatorial combat anymore, that’s why.

    Football is War made safer. Each game is a battle, each season is a War. Playing football through a whole season is a strategic effort, and every game is tactical combat. You have casualties, and you and your team has to deal with that. And even if you have a good team, you can still lose to shitty teams. War is like that. In football, every game counts (well, sort of; the NFL’s last week often doesn’t, but in college ball, every game counts). If you lose a game, that could spell the difference between you getting into the playoffs, and you having a shorter season. This means you got to play your best if you want to win. Unlike baseball, basketball or hockey, it’s one fucking game for all the marbles, because football is that brutal.

    Thank you for the comment about the pussy half-time shows on the Super Bowl. For me, the Super Bowl has jumped the shark that I couldn’t care less about the game than I do about the commercials. And I never bother with the half-time show. In the 80s and early 90s, the half-time shows were something rather elaborate. Disney made quite a few, and they always had themes. They were fun and imaginative. Now, they put on these fake concerts that are about as patronizing as a dental dam. Fuck that. Put on a real concert, with someone who kicks ass.

  • Stanley Frehley

    December 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I miss the Angry Video Game Nerd theme…

  • Hobomonstrocity

    December 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    New AVGN means awesome!!! James, you’re are awesome!

  • Solaris

    December 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Well.. looks like I’m the odd man out in this comment section, because I think this video was one of the worst avgn reviews.

    Still a huuuuuge fan though πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for the movie to be out

  • thecorduroysuit

    December 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Fuckin’ hilarious. Great video James. That Golf game was hysterical. What’s with the bizarre limp-dick club the player uses? I guess they literally couldn’t program a straight line. And that’s Atari in a nutshell.

  • DMM_poo

    December 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I think this review sucked and didn’t even seem like a real AVGN video. I’ll never watch it again. Well maybe once more just to confirm how much it sucked. Is this a different James Rolfe than the one that used to make AVGN videos? Seems like a totally different character.

  • shawnperolis

    December 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I love the video! I definitely miss the theme song, are you making a new one with HD footage to go with your AWESOME new camera? Keep up the amazing work, can’t wait for the movie!!!

  • NegaNova

    December 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Hahahaha awesome video!! I was expecting it to be boring because it’s sports, but you still managed to keep the humour fine, and the parody surrounding sports video game titles was hilarious.

  • Firx

    December 18, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    EPIC CART INSERT! Thanks for making it clear that the raging sports fans are just as geeky as those with less socially acceptable obsessions (excluding babyfurs, who are just fucked up shit-puke scary) .

    The writing/editing in this ep is top-notch. It would be among the very best AVGNs if it only had one thing: THEME MUSIC! I miss Kyle’s intro. Or maybe you could get a new one . . . maybe even metal themed! Hey, Bootsy Spankins is awesome; he could cook up a great one! Maybe you could get him and Kyle together?

  • Davoo

    December 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Firstly, I HAVE to ask about the theme song. I didn’t terribly miss it, but the episode just wasn’t complete without it. Mostly, I just want to know why. I hope it was only a one-time thing.

    Secondly, I’ve got to mention the quality of the episode. Your other two episodes of 2012 were some of the best ever, and this one achieves just as greatly much! Your angle for the character in this one went to a totally different place we’ve ever seen it.

    It’s great to know that you feel that, since these episodes are now coming out so infrequently, you’ve got to make each one REALLY count.

  • mgt25

    December 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    James thats awesome, you feel the same way I do about football. Can’t stand football, baseball, basketball. the game produces always come out with a new version every year. Not nessesary at all. Anyway I feel this is a cross between “You know whats Bullshit” episode and a game episode. Good job, though I was hoping to see Mike make an intro.

  • eRev21

    December 18, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Back to the old formula. This episode was fantastic. Please, please, PLEASE, more like this. Episodes that rely less on ridiculous effects and focus more on simple reviews are so much more funny.

  • pezoamo

    December 18, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    This was some funny ass shit – thanks James

  • skinnygenius

    December 18, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    A fantastic episode. The writing is sharp and funny. The production value is high, and the game sequences and editing are great. Bravo!

  • Aaron1375

    December 19, 2012 at 12:55 am

    That one had me rolling…I always roll my eyes at the people who buy the new Madden game every year and declare it the best one yet. The only real difference is the roster which you should be able to download to your older game and stop buying the exact same football game every year!

  • culwin

    December 19, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Great episode, probably because you are not as stressed out about the movie?

  • December 19, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Some sports games are ok, but only the ones that aren’t really sports games.

    NBA Jam, for example, is great. It was made by the Mortal Kombat guys and is as far removed from BB as possible. Midway actually tried to “Jam-ify” several other sports titles, but they all sucked and you should avoid them.

    There were also some odd “future” baseball games from SNK…. robots and bombs and lasers and what not. Pretty good.

    The real sports games are awful though. Pick up a Baseball, Basketball, boxing or Football (either type) game toady and you are in for a terrible time. Only the most hardcore of football fans actually enjoy them and that’s because they want to play as their favorite athlete. I don’t get that… it isn’t the guy, it’s just a computer character with his jersey number.

    My suggestion is to go buy some equiptment and play the sport you are interested in. I agree 100%… simulating a game you could actually play is stupid.

  • shplog

    December 19, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Great Episode! Long live the Nerd!!

  • gluserty

    December 19, 2012 at 3:17 am

    I noticed a couple of my favorite older sports games during the camera panning at the beginning of the video: “Tecmo Super Basketball” (love shooting the 3 pointer at the top corner arc, it’s really high percentage) and “Tecmo Super Bowl III: Final Edition” (underrated sequel in that series that seems mostly forgotten, but I love the free agency and the sim elements).

  • Squirrel1256

    December 19, 2012 at 3:42 am

    I literally could not stop laughing during this episode, that is how great it was! Thanks James for always bringing a smile to my face!

  • December 19, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Fuck fuck fuckin FOOOTBALL!!! I hate sports video games it makes no sense and it never will. If I wanna play a game that is a reality game I will go outside and play it. Dr. F out.

  • speedupspeeddown

    December 19, 2012 at 5:09 am

    “Lets try some golf” :(| Always funny stuff. I happen to be a big sports fan but still a nerd as well. Great video, can’t wait to see more. Thanks NERD!!

  • Captain Lhurgoyf

    December 19, 2012 at 6:06 am

    What, not even a passing reference to Ninja Baseball Batman?

  • Sardaukar Prime

    December 19, 2012 at 6:32 am

    The Nerd is back in full form!

    I remember playing RealSports Baseball a lot with my broher when Iwas about 6. Back then we’d play the game for hours. Fast foward to a couple of years ago. I DLed the game on XBLA (as part of the sadly failed XBLA My Arcade program) and when I tried to played the game…I couldn’t. A 30-year old game designed to run on a single-button joystick got the better of me. Not even my 9 year old son could descypher how to make a damn pitch.

    Anyway,Merry Xmas to James and Mike and let’s hope the Nerd doesn’t also fall into the Plothole next year.

  • Johnny Deformed

    December 19, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Excellent episode! Had me laughing multiple times.

  • isacthilen

    December 19, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Really good video James.

  • Neil Patterson

    December 19, 2012 at 8:53 am

    I can’t stand sports games either James.

  • MetalHorrorNES

    December 19, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I prefer the simplistic old school sports games from the 8 and 16 bit days personally. I used to love Atari Football, Ice Hockey and Soccer though! I enjoy these simple AVGN vids too, definitely do more of these James!

  • CharlieBrownGhostAss

    December 19, 2012 at 10:13 am

    The music at the beginning & the end sounded like Custer just scored!

  • laswastedyouth

    December 19, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Amazing!! Might be my new favorite episode. I was hoping you’d mention Ninja Baseball Batman.

  • Clutchkman

    December 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Excellent episode James! I didn’t want it to end!

  • Nationalgord

    December 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Sweet video. Please review Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2 when you get the chance. They’re amazing.

  • Moe63

    December 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    this is by far my favorite episode of the “Post Movie” season

  • King12String

    December 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Awesome. As a kid I had Tecmo Bowl and Tecmo Super Bowl and “Championship Bowling” for the NES. I also played a helluva lot of Zelda, Mario and Mega Man, too. Even though you can play sports in real life, I still enjoy the games. I use them as an example to defend games like “Guitar Hero”. I play guitar and often fellow guitarists say “why not just play the real thing?” but sometimes you just want the game and like sports games, they can have an influence on wanting to play it in real life. Just like a friend of mine who after playing Zelda was inspired to take up archery.

    Great episode, AVGN!

  • Claudio Paola

    December 19, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    James man, this is amazing. You actually made me friggin cry I was laughing so hard. Nice touch at the end. You’re the best of the best!

  • Keith the Genesis Geek

    December 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I personally really enjoyed this one, but I understand why some dislike it.

    I think it’s because people want to see a more pissed off / miserable nerd. Cause that’s what makes it funny to begin with. It’s funny to see a Nerd who is extremely pissed about an old video game chugging down beers.

    Still love em though, Atari 4 ever!!!

  • khriptus

    December 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    man, this one was amazingly edited and filmed, nice job nerd

  • frankB

    December 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Fantastic episode. I don’t think we always need the theme song, as it will make it that much better when it does come on. I love the remixes too, especially the one at the start of Schwarzenegger Games.

    Is NES Sports next?

  • iamniu

    December 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    more videos. now. new one everyday.

  • GoldenFrog

    December 19, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Great avgn vid as usual James, really enjoyed this one. Love the rage at the beginning of the vid πŸ˜‰
    I guess this means no xmas special this year πŸ™

  • Son_Of_Jack_Deth

    December 20, 2012 at 1:06 am

    I love the new look of the show. What camera are you using to film it now? The look is so clean. Is it a RED?


  • superanthony

    December 20, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Always happy for a new Nerd episode! Maybe a little over the top with the yelling – but I wonder if that was the point in making fun of people who watch football.

    Golf games were the highlight for me. Glad to see more nerd episode coming in. Hope there’s plenty more in 2013!

  • poisontongue

    December 20, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Even the Nerd knows that Super Bowl halftime shows are (mostly) garbage.

  • aareyn

    December 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    First time poster and i gotta say ive been and have watched everyone of your episodes and that i love

  • aareyn

    December 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    This was a great episode you didn’t overdue it with the raging and offered some clever insight into these games with hilarious observations which really make the AVGN for me instead of just getting mad and shitting on everything I love this balance.

  • cristo86mcr

    December 20, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I was literally crying with laughter at your reaction to Miniature Golf! One of the funniest episodes for a long time! Keep them coming Nerd πŸ™‚

  • loosh

    December 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I completely agree with James on sports games, and i as well grew up a nerd hating most sports and sports games. With one exception; N.B.A. Jams on the genesis ruled my and my friends world when it came out. Literally HUNDREDS of hours were wasted playing that game!! (it rivals DOOM as my favorite pre-teenage game.

  • JT

    December 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Not bad. It seemed more like he was just trying to make a point or have some overall moral. However I still feel like he should go back and watch the episodes from 2008 for those I believe that they were the ALL TIME funniest with the sound and how “truly angry” he gets.

  • rush

    December 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    As a huge football fan, i found this episode absolutly hilarious – the mini golf game was unreal. Great episode James, keep it up

  • Daniel82

    December 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    As a brazilian, i can totaly relate to the nerdΒ΄s frustration with the football overhype, but here my frustration with soccer as bread and circuses for brazilians itΒ΄s 1000 times worse.

  • pili

    December 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    LOL :)) funny, i would like more coop type games to see with you guys (James and Mike), twice the fun and troll jokes πŸ˜› … here is a video i made with my cousin (coop nes game) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbZDk94k8zE

  • iLikeTehGamez

    December 21, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Blitz & NBA jam are pretty damn fun. And let us not forget about Blades of Steel

  • Ben_from_G-town

    December 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I loved how all these people have been pestering you to do sports games and you go and do Atari sports games! πŸ˜€ I also liked the unique humor you used here that I haven’t seen from you before.

    And the line at the end about “we’re all nerds in our own way” was quite touching and poignant. πŸ˜›

  • GummiSnorri

    December 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you so much for brightening my christmas with another AVGN episode, even though you are working on the movie.

    Big ups to you from Iceland !

  • Meh

    December 21, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Holy cow shit James, nice video. I absolutely love the build up of going back to play the original “football” game only to find out it blows. Keep the videos coming

  • jg8079

    December 21, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    I can’t remember laughing so much. This video is fantastic. My only complaint is that it is only 13 minutes long. Loved it!

  • Jenslyn87

    December 22, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Yay for the Nerd! Here’s to a Christmas episode soon:D

  • LeyLey

    December 22, 2012 at 3:12 am

    That’s some sweet depth of field cinematography.
    I love this episode, it goes in my list of AVGN episodes that I’ll watch several times over and over and still laugh at them.

    I’ve always felt that sports games weren’t fun because, well, yeah, you could actually go out with your friends and play them for real (for those of us kids who were healthy enough to do so), where as something like the Legend of Zelda was truly fantasy, making it more entertaining.
    That mostly goes for the sports simulators. The games that were more arcade oriented, like NBA Jam, weren’t taken seriously, so they had some fun value to them.
    But, I must admit, I’d never thought about how even sports fans are nerds, in their own way. Enlightening!

  • lhawksey

    December 22, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Love the new episode. I’m yet to watch one I don’t like

  • lhawksey

    December 22, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Please make a Christmas episode, pretty please

  • Donnutz

    December 22, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Great video, James!
    Loved when you went berzerk as a “football” fan.

    And THANK GOD you’re back to youtube on the site. I could never get the springboard videos to load all the way.

  • positron1000

    December 22, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Awesome video james!

    You were hilarious in this lol

  • positron1000

    December 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Can you please review “Chakan” on the megadrive?
    that game is ass

  • madmaxx17

    December 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I love your videos. I love your work. But you really bothered me when you asked who John Madden was. Do you really not know? I will oblige. John Madden started his professional football career as a Defensive End on the Jets. His first professional football game he broke his hip. It was a career ending injury. However, in the years to come to would become one, if not the greatest, of the greatest coaches to ever coach in the NFL. In the 1980’s he coached the Raiders and he had a winning percentage of better than 75%. Which still stands as the best winning percentage of any coach ever in the NFL. Then he became a commentator. This is where the Madden games started coming out. By the way I love all the “Maddenisms” in the games. “Pow, he got hit so hard he was looking out his ear hole.” That’s my favorite line from all the games. OK, this comment is long enough I’ll leave it at that. Thanks for reading.

  • darkpurity

    December 23, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Another great one, James. I’m with you, I never got into the sports stuff for the consoles. I lacked that certain desire to pretend I was the same people who shook my friends down for their lunch money XD.

    I found a SNES game that if you can find some that are just as…well….the game’s probably not worth a show in itself but would make a nice one if in there with some equally “WTF” games.

    Captain Novolin: I can’t believe NoA licensed this. Not only is it the first game I’ve ever played that put you into diabetic shock if you don’t collect enough powerups, but it’s also the only one that I’ve ever played that did the same if you collected too many. Oh, and a Dr. appears that is a blonde, digitized image of a white Oprah I think.

  • Ryoke Atoyomi

    December 23, 2012 at 12:42 am

    yeah spingboard does suck just like the loading process of other things.

  • beijinger_finger

    December 23, 2012 at 4:49 am

    hey james, been a huge fan since you released the nightmare on elm street AVGN episode. i am a freddy fanatic. two other things i love very much are star trek (i will name my son kirk) and american football and baseball which i have played both on various levels. i dont like how so many gamers will make fun of people who are in to sports or say they are not real gamers. is it because maybe in high school the people that usually play sports are the bigger sized kids and therefore pick on the smaller kids, who then in turn hold resentment for “jocks” the rest of their lives? im not saying you are making fun of anybody but it just seems counter productive to the growth of our hobby to try and exclude people from being recognized as real gamers the way a lot of other people do. i and a lot of my friends who play sports have logged thousands and thousands of hours gaming from madden to WoW, from final fantasy to MLB the show. just saying, theres people out there, and a lot of them, that enjoy sports and fantasy/sci-fi/gaming equally.

    • Tom Cooper

      January 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      It’s not James, it’s the AVGN.

  • darkpurity

    December 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I found a second diabetes game. Packy and Marlon. Apparently in this one, you play one of a pair of diabetic elephants that has to do things like find your medical ID bracelet in a typical platformer for the SNES. Periodically, you have to answer questions to a lion in a baseball cap about how to treat your diabetes. Managing your dose is still there and if you complete a level but grabbed too much food? BAM, start the level over, fuck you and your success in the boss fight.

    There’s enough of these things to make an episode if you’re game, no pun intended.

  • RoseTech

    December 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Hurray! Goodbye behemoth Springboard!! ( Β΄βˆ€`)/
    Finally! Videos will load completely without freezing!

  • Boni

    December 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    This one was weak, maybe because the subject was weak too…

    Anyway, James, now that you are pretty much finished with the movie, do more AVGN, I hate to wait 3 months…

    • metalcommand

      January 3, 2013 at 4:28 am

      You really think he is nearly finished? Post production is the hardest job in making a movie!

  • IBraiINiaC

    December 24, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Great video, James. One of my favorite ” AVGN ” episodes. Keep up the good work.

  • hageltrast

    December 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    when it comes to tennis i think that its not until recently it has become much better, when the virtua tennis games etc came along. finally there are some good games for all the fans to the sport. because in those games you could at least choose your personal favourite player, and also see what they are ment to look like. before those games, it was all about the player everybody liked the most at the time, like “john mcenroe tennis”. but almost all were about exactly the same thing, just hitting a ball over the net. so it didnt matter much if you still had like the first tennis game really, it would be just as entertaining anyway..
    finally, i really loved the episode! and i think that the videos has become more modern now then before so that they suits a wider audiance. thank you for this πŸ™‚

  • steam_user_02a3f3e7bb539e3bcd28402066c327c5

    December 28, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I love when James freaks out as the football fan.

  • mengano

    December 31, 2012 at 1:10 am

    the new website is awesome

  • mr.chaunceytovantron

    December 31, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    i like that one

  • johnmorisi

    January 1, 2013 at 3:48 am

    NBA Jam… its basketball, again?!?!? are you crazy?! its much more than basketball, u shove people to the ground to steal the ball! and you do monster jams! and you get crazy power ups. and all the cheat codes letting you play as so many random people, like the president, the beastie boys, mascots, the list goes on and on. its so much more than a boring basketball game, its super basketball basically.

  • General_laton

    January 1, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    What happened to the intro music? We all love it. Great episode, though.

  • JackHart1996

    January 2, 2013 at 6:41 am

    Awesome as always, James.

  • January 2, 2013 at 10:23 am

    [email protected] πŸ™‚ wooooO!! great episode goddammit!

  • NickoHall

    January 2, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I fucking love the Touch Down Part hahaha God I love you James, you hunky mother fucker.

  • January 2, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    exceptionally weak episode

  • January 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    good nerd episode james

  • Thomas Simpson

    January 2, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Freaking Awesome!!!

  • January 3, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    bring back the avgn theme!!!

  • john nuttall

    January 4, 2013 at 12:04 am

    every day I must watch cinemassacre videos, this one is my in my top 10 well done James and Mike!!

  • Schrecklich

    January 4, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I was afraid that AVGN will lose its momentum with James working on the movie and the relative lack of site activity, and I’m happy to see that’s clearly not the case. The new reviews, and this review particularly, are among the best Nerd reviews ever, and judging by the trailer, the movie looks brilliant! A lot of good things on the site recently, and hopefully, a lot more to come. Rock on, James!

  • January 5, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Funniest episode since Game Glitches. LMFAO!

    James Rolfe for President!

  • geoffrey doglass

    January 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    can you review super ghouls’n ghosts on the super nintendo

  • January 6, 2013 at 4:43 am


  • January 6, 2013 at 5:22 am

    Hey James, check out our Music Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFlpH8qv_u0

    Produced music, filmed, edited all in one very drunken day. were University students, I would love to know what you think?

  • MaRiO_BrO_41

    January 6, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I found this episode to be not as good as the others. When will the movie be done so the videos can return back to normal?

  • January 7, 2013 at 1:21 am

    I love these videos.

    Mainly because they matured quite a lot since the first review…

    It’s always awesome to see growth.

  • stone141971

    January 8, 2013 at 1:30 am

    James, did they really delete your youtube account? I was going to look at videos and it says the account violated the terms of service. Just Curious.

  • January 8, 2013 at 1:34 am

    what the fuck!!! james’s youtube account has been terminated!!!

  • January 8, 2013 at 1:36 am

    I just emailed you but it looks like your youtube channel is closed… what happened??? I can’t watch any of your videos anymore.

    • stone141971

      January 8, 2013 at 1:37 am

      thats what I thought!

  • Matthew Bentzley

    January 8, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Why was your youtube account closed, it was fine earlier tonight?

  • January 8, 2013 at 1:57 am


  • January 8, 2013 at 2:02 am

    That’s not cool! I lose my internets for several months and when I get back all your videos are broken because of some silly YouTube thing? I hope your video is back up soon, kind of been wanting to check in on this website for… well again, several months. ~ fey ~

  • assassin90

    January 8, 2013 at 3:45 am

    hey james, what happened to your channel on youtube πŸ™ i was watching an episode 30min ago and when i tried to choose another one i got a page saying that youtube terminated your account due to constant violations of their policy wtf? i hope you get everything fixed good luck man.

  • memeem

    January 8, 2013 at 3:55 am

    THE VID IS GONE SO IS THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL at least i cant seem to find it what is going on here????

  • Madpear

    January 8, 2013 at 6:54 am

    What’s happening here? I just have a 03:32 minutes video πŸ™

  • January 8, 2013 at 8:51 am

    The video is only 3minutes 32 seconds for me, I watched it yesterday on YT and it was over 12 minutes, what gives?

  • KingFisher

    January 9, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Oh yes Atari Sports. Haha. Worst games ever. Hey James, if you are able to get your hands on the games, you should review these horrible games for the gameboy: The Adventures of ROcky and Bullwinkle and Tom an Jerry. HORRIBLE GAMES!

  • TheMightyAcorn

    January 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    A new Nerd episode, great stuff!

  • January 10, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Am I the only one who likes the Rolling Rock in the can? Also, somebody removed the AVGN reference in the Rolling Rock Wikipedia page. I put it back.

  • Nicholas Sumrall

    January 10, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Wow. This is the best AVGN video I have seen in a long time (not that the other ones are bad). Keep up the AWESOME work James, and thanks for all that you do!

  • Icey Austin

    January 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Honestly, This is my least favorite episode of AVGN to date. He’s making it sound like being a fan of sports makes you stupid. His humor is forced now and he’s not as funny as the old episodes. James is a big fan of movies and thats awesome. No matter what you’re interested in movies, games, books, sports, music, don’t try to make others seem stupid for what they like.

  • January 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Could you review Super Mario RPG this is fun addicting but over all frustrating game so I want to hear what the nerd thinks about the game.

  • Katnip Packington

    January 16, 2013 at 1:57 am

    In adventure time episode 10 season 1 fin and jake are playing a video game that has Pitfall sound effects…

  • Noooo

    January 16, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    When come the next nerd episode?
    I can’t wait πŸ˜‰

  • Jacob lawson

    January 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    this is my favorite nerd episode πŸ™‚

  • January 23, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I loved this video I Never like Sports games at time but I use to play of them like Ken Griffey, Jr. Presents Major League Baseball On Super Nintendo, Super Tennis and Wii Sports on Nintendo Wii I hate Sports games all you play by your self anyway or you play it with Friends?..- Daniel Stonefsih

  • Bret Bruce

    January 23, 2013 at 11:38 am

    so when is the next video?

  • ejp022791

    January 24, 2013 at 3:57 am

    To those who don’t know, THE NOSTALGIA CRITIC IS BACK!

  • January 26, 2013 at 2:36 am

    perfect, as usual ^)

  • January 26, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Hey, James? You should make another Angry Video Game Nerd episode about Pokemon. πŸ™‚

  • Benjamin Bruinsma

    January 28, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    BWAHAHAHA! AVGN, you had me in STITCHES during the golf portion of this review!

  • Truejrc365

    February 1, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Ayo James, it’s James. Keep up the good work. I really enjoy all your avgn videos.

  • Tommi Heikkinen

    February 2, 2013 at 8:03 am

    The football rant is one of the best Nerd rants ever.

  • February 2, 2013 at 11:49 am

    always glad to see AVGN

  • gavin skillestad

    February 2, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    nice i have 1 good atari sort game realsports volleyball

  • February 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    my request for new angry video game nerd is the wwf games or review the sega saturn or dreamcas

  • Ruben

    February 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Awesome episode, James! I can’t wait for the next one!

  • Austin Szumowicz

    February 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm


  • February 7, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    my question to you james if you say your into fantasy games? then why nothing on suikoden!

  • February 8, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Hey James, love the new camera! The voice however, looks dubbed, If it’s not maybe too much compression is causing some unnatural sound characteristics? I’d play around a bit more with mic placement and compression settings to get a more natural voice sound if I were you. You don’t want things to look dubbed, especially if they’re not.

  • February 8, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    You should make video about the metal gear series

  • Alex Bogles

    February 11, 2013 at 10:35 am


  • Robert Hughes

    February 11, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Do you have a need for a rare PS2 game, how ’bout
    “Marvel vs. Capcom 2”

  • Daniel82

    February 13, 2013 at 8:02 am

    In Pelé´s soccer i think you are supposed to hold the button so the players don´t kick the ball automatically.

  • Nationalgord

    February 14, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Howdy AVGN. I would like to request that you review some shitty games:
    -Kane and Lynch: Dead Men for PS3 or Xbox 360
    -The Crow City of Angels (PS1)
    -Postal 3 (PC)
    -Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
    -Brutal Legend
    -Shenmue 1 or 2

  • Matt Hemphill

    February 21, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    this has little to do with this AVGN episode but i recently saw an episode of Pawn Stars on the History Channel and saw Pat the NES Punk trying to sell his copies of the Nintendo World Championship, but they couldn’t strike a deal.

  • Poolucyfer

    February 22, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    y like the new menu of the site πŸ˜› better for finding what video you need to see XD BIG LIKE

  • February 23, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    James Please Review Platoon For Nes That Piece Of Shit Must Be Delt With.

  • Haziel Olivera

    February 24, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I feel ur pain I can’t play sports either i am also a fucking nerd!!!

  • February 27, 2013 at 9:36 am

    where new episode?

  • MoxyOnFire

    March 7, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I fucking love you.

  • March 12, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Saying NBA Jam is just basketball is like saying Epic Mealtime is brunch.

  • March 16, 2013 at 4:49 am

    This is one of my absolute favorites πŸ™‚ Has me rolling every time.

  • alucard

    March 17, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Why did I get a Ford commercial in spanish?

  • Clyde LeRoux

    March 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    The Best AVGN video in a long while.

  • nammm3

    March 22, 2013 at 2:09 am

    LOL! Great stuff James πŸ˜€ Geodudes. pele, and so many other hilarious labels you used in this video were awesome! Keep it up man

  • March 24, 2013 at 2:48 am

    The first 30 seconds of this I have been saying for years. NBA Jam is the shit though.

  • March 24, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    “What is this, Geodude fighting Mr. Game & Watch in the middle of a baseball field?!” Best line!

  • chin doe

    March 26, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    your youtube has over 350 hundred million views,thats over 1 million dollars in ad revanue,plus what u make on cinemassacre and spike and that cheetah man 2 scam u were part of.so why did u need to borrow money from ur fans for?

  • Mayra Shitlzai

    March 27, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    What the fuck is this,is this real?I usally don’t play sprots cuz they are sooooo many…….Ugh!I agree with you, James.:/

  • Joe Byrne

    March 28, 2013 at 5:40 am

    The Fifa games and the NHL games are the best sports games

  • Amy Tilley

    April 2, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Hey, who’s played the Simpsons Game.
    It says MADDENING. Lol

  • Bryce Mole

    April 12, 2013 at 7:43 am


  • Michael Dargue

    April 14, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Maddan madddan maddan maddan 91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,2000 2001 2002 who the fuck is john madden anyway lol.

  • leohimself

    April 20, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    hey james, you have to review fifa 13. it’s the worst game of the modern era. so frustrating it makes you want to eat your controller.

  • Trenton Girone

    April 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I am no sports fan myself, but this was a funny one, James.
    By the way, did you know shattering the backboard in basketball is a foul?

  • May 4, 2013 at 10:16 am

    lol pitcher at 5:50 has a hard on

  • amber smith

    May 6, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Just wanted to post this, but I really like how you’ve gone back to your roots for the AVGN videos. I’m talking about the very early AVGN videos that had less of the really silly and stupid crap found in the newer videos and more of the serious(you are reviewing the game seriously after all) and witty humor.

    Keep it up James!

  • Mariogamer

    May 13, 2013 at 6:04 am

    I don’t like sports either. This is AVGN’s best video yet! I love this video!!! Simply love it!! My favourite video of AVGN. But the there was a theme song it would have been better.

  • Jon JalojΓ€rvi

    May 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    It’s weird to pick up your show after so many years and first to notice how the quality of your camera has improved (not that it’d been bad earlier).

  • May 28, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I hate going to the local Retro Game Shop and asking to look at the box of N64 carteriges and having to painstakingly dig through the mountains of football games that people never buy just to see if they have what I’m looking for. I absolutely hate most sports games. the exception is some games on the Atari 2600 like Tennis, racing games, and a couple of other games, and games like Tennis for the Gameboy. Other than that, I despise games like Madden and Fifa, since it’s the exact same god damn games every year except for different players and maybe a bit better graphics.

  • Simon Belmont111

    May 29, 2013 at 2:47 am

    You are SO right about the halftime shows.

  • mynttimies91

    May 29, 2013 at 8:27 am

    This is easily my favorite AVGN episode ever. πŸ˜€ It really brings out the angriness of the character. This video is so true, I’ve never understood the hype of sports games either. Of course if you don’t have anyone to play the real games with, that I understand, but I’ve seen kids gathered with their friends in a library to play sports with PS3. Why not go outside, take a ball with them and just kick the ball like there’s no tomorrow.

  • Kinlore

    May 30, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    This has to be one of my favorite AVGN episodes ever.

  • May 31, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Hi nerd. One of the switches enlarges the fuckin’ goal size…

  • Calvin Williams

    June 1, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    I think this is one of the better newer ones

  • Ozymandias677

    June 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    You definitely left another impression on your fans and on sport simulator fanatics! By striking out on the Atari again (no pun intended), you showed how sports games have never strayed from simple mechanics, but also how they’ve made leaps and bounds into the realm of playability. Long story short, those who play these games are most likely playing good games.

    Whilst we fiction fanatics can deal with a can of mixed nuts, plenty of soured cashews included. Isn’t that sad?!

  • DrJekyll

    June 16, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Oh man, that just killed me

  • June 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    “That is the sound of all-encompassing negativity.”

  • June 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I was so hoping he’d use the ‘ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL’ clip.

  • tommy mcguinness

    June 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    agreed, the atari football always impressed me, the one wae the surprisingly decent graphics, it annoyed me when developers never used the atari to it’s full potential as it was capable of half decent graphics for it’s time, but instead most games where Just blocks kicking around the screen, loved road runner, JR pacman, kung fu master, zaxxon, to name a few, oh god, I want an atari 2600 again!

  • July 5, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Atari bowling was my first Atari 2600 game

  • July 11, 2013 at 8:22 am

    The reason they don’t have a good act at the Super Bowl:

    It’s tailored to women as the men go out for a smoke break, piss break, etc.

    but Metallica would be more fitting haha

  • Chris Roberts

    July 23, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    my fav episode! πŸ™‚

  • Chris Roberts

    July 23, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    wait,he uses the same tv i use for atari 0.0

  • August 6, 2013 at 5:29 am

    No Decathlon? Mmh…

  • August 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    i love nhl and cfl but yeah fuck games based on sports, sooo dry

  • Blake Bowen

    November 3, 2013 at 12:52 am

    1:39 I’m glad you didn’t play that NFL game because its by LJ fucking goddamn N.

    • Blake Bowen

      November 3, 2013 at 12:54 am

      But he reviews ATARI SPORTS on this one

  • SoTH

    November 8, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Ooo, I had Super Challenge FOOTBALL!

    The memories!

  • kevin mahey

    November 14, 2013 at 8:32 pm


  • Kyle Kircoff

    November 17, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    I watched this strickly because Nerd had a football helmet on in the thumbnail

  • November 20, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    That’s not how you pronounce PelΓ©

    • NeverTooOld

      December 17, 2013 at 6:53 am

      who gives a fuck soccer suck

  • Bryan Martinez

    December 4, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    fuck that real sports boxing

  • NeverTooOld

    December 17, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I laugh from the beginning through the end! Great vid

  • January 5, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Like how you named a Pokemon

  • January 12, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Hey Can you do NES sports now since you did Atari Sports Alreday

  • pokemario99

    January 22, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    favorite episode.

  • January 25, 2014 at 3:20 am

    NBA Jam kicks ass. You can legally foul and dunk from half court.

  • March 20, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    HAHAHA Oh man I haven’t laugh that hard since my first experience with AVGN, and that was The Bible games one. LMAO wooo man I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. Truly made my belly hurt. Favorite part was when he was describing madden and the names, “ONE COMPOUND WORD… FOOTBALL, and its shit.” lol

  • May 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm


  • June 29, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    “that is the sound of all-encompasing negativity” I fucking died

  • June 29, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    “Grand PRix…yeah it looks like pricks” lmao

  • June 29, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Yeah what the fuck, why do you americans call football SOCCER (a game where you use a fucking foot to kick the ball) but you call a game that you rarely use a foot to kick the thing that doesnt look like a ball …well… you call THAT FOOTBALL WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK!?

  • July 7, 2014 at 8:41 pm


  • August 11, 2014 at 1:45 am

    The funny part about you getting all worked up about the Atari football game is that you talk about quarterbacks, then go on to sarcastically mention nickelbacks and dimebacks, no knowing that those are actual roles in football.

  • nrk

    October 24, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    of all the newer episodes you’ve made, this is my favorite. it’s fucking great.

  • January 3, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    NBA Jam is basketball in the loosest sense of the word. It’s fun as shit

  • Don Skiver

    February 3, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    I’d like to see you do another sports themed AVGN, except this time instead of focusing on Atari sports games, focusing on NES sports games. There were lots of fun sports games on NES such as the Bases Loaded series, Tecmo Superbowl, and Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out (does Punch-Out count as a boxing sports game even though the characters are silly?)

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