I’m all about nostalgia. I love it when I hear about those old TV shows and books that I used to have in my life. Some that come to mind are the Angry Beavers, Doug, and of course the Captain Underpants books. Those things were the best.
While on youtube one night a long time ago, I came across a new channel that I had never seen before. The title was “JamesNintendoNerd.” Anyone who knows me knows I love video games. I love the new games but there is always place in my heart for the games I played during my youth. There are few people that will tell you that they own a Nintendo 64, but I got one. That thing is great. It introduced me to so many characters like Mario, Link, Zelda, Donkey Kong, and one of my personal favorites, Pokemon. Yes, I’m aware Pokemon isn’t one character. But the franchise has cemented itself into my life. I’m not ashamed to say that I still play Pokemon from time to time. There are certain things you never grow out of.
Anyway, I’m rambling. The channel features a character called the Angry Video Game Nerd. He too prefers the games and consoles from his youth. The Nintendo 64 is rare these days, but an original Atari 2600 or a Nintendo Entertainment System are borderline impossible to find. Most current TVs don’t even provide the proper basic technology to accommodate these prehistoric game systems.
The Nerd, whose real name is James Rolfe doesn’t go easy on these videos. He doesn’t do these games any justice either. He writes scripts for each video prior to recording. He seems to always have a general idea about what he wants to accomplish in each video. Most of the time, you see him playing each game and just simply cursing them out. He sometimes dresses up depending on the type of game he’s playing. Another thing I kind of like about the show is that no one episode is the same. He’s always doing different games. The variety is endless. Mostly he reviews just the games themselves. But other times, he goes off about the game systems being terrible.
One of my personal favorite episodes is his Atari 5200 review. He goes off about how the console was a complete waste of time. He directs a lot of his attention towards the controller and the size of the console itself. It’s hilarious to watch him just scream obcenities at machines.
Anyone that’s interested in his channel can click here for his youtube page. He does a lot of nerdy stuff but the game reviews are hysterical.
There is a very large amount of cursing. I’m not bothered by curse words, but I recognize that others are. If you are in a room with other people, I’d recommend wearing some headphones to listen to the videos.
I’m not kidding.