Writing Angry Video Game Nerd Scripts

I want to share with you some secrets of the trade, specifically what it’s like to write a script for Angry Video Game Nerd episodes! I’ve been writing AVGN scripts since 2004 and figured you may want to know more about the process and the thought behind them, so I hope you enjoy this and maybe even find it useful.

1:16 – TYPES OF EPISODES
5:16 – WHAT’S FUNNY?
6:25 – PLAYING THE GAME
10:29 – FINDING THE MOMENTS
14:05 – CREATING AN OUTLINE
17:48 – WALKTHROUGH VS REVIEW
23:28 – INFO AND OPINIONS
27:57 – VERBAL FLOW
37:12 – WRITING HABITS
41:01 – PREP FOR SHOOT / EDITING
43:10 – CLOSURE

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3 comments

  • Xena
    April 12, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    I’ve laughed plenty with the show, but some moment sticks out for me
    That zoom on your cat while driving backward (Big Rigs episode)
    Those fast little steps walking toward Bugs Bunny gets me every time.
    Oh and that face James did when drilling the Dick Tracy cartridge hahah

  • NukaFandango
    April 20, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    Hi James, i am a fan since the old days and I want to tell you that i enjoyed this video a lot. Its very informative on how your creative process workds and I relaxed watching it. The 44 minutes felt like 20 because i soaked up every second of it. The best part was when you talked about what you do to get ideas – just go outside, meet friends and live your life. Keep on doing your work, it gets better and better. Thank you for everything, your videos are an important part of my life since i was a teenager more than 10 years ago.
    P.S. I had ordered your biography on amazon here in Germany, i was very happy that i could get it there easily. I finished it just a few days after the delivery. Great stuff! It brought me back to reading in general and after that i read the new Stephen King – Fairy Tale. I can heavily recommend you that one. The plot is like “the Wizard of Oz” meets “IT”.
    Game on and up the irons 😉
    -Yours, Jan / NukaFandango

  • Jesse
    May 15, 2023 at 10:52 pm

    Ah James! We love you! My bf introduced me to you and all your videos bring me such joy and make me feel cozy and nostalgic. I myself am stuck in the past and have only played recent games bc of my bf like Halo, Dragon Quest, and some classics. He makes fun of me for being stuck on my old PC games. I would loooove if you could review some of the games im still doing and im talking OLD school… Prince of Persia (original) , Chips Challenge (have u even heard of it?) and Simon the Sorcerer. Bonus if you’ve ever heard of Hard Hats (similar to donkey kong original)
    These are like, early 90’s games. Id love to see you review them lol
    Anyway i love your whole existence!! Big fan!!

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