Dienstag, 18 November 2008 23:00

...mit dem Angry Video Game Nerd

Written by Christian

Titelbild Wer kennt ihn nicht, den Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN), der mit seinen etwas spezielleren Reviews die Fangemeinde begeistert. Wir durften ein Interview mit AVGN führen und wollen euch dieses nachfolgend präsentieren.

Q: As far as we know, the AVGN started in 2004 with the Simon's Quest-Video. Did you ever expect that this video would be the start for a whole bunch of videos that have thousands of fans all around the world?

A: 2004. At the time I did the Simon's Quest video and Dr. Jekyl video, I was just bored. I had just graduated college and completed an exhausting film project, "The Jersey Odysseys, Episode 1: Legend of the Blue Hole". The two game reviews were just a little joke for my college buddies. Meanwhile, I was writing a zombie film which eventually became "The Deader the Better". All my focus was on that project. After I finished it in 2006, I began making a lot of my films available online. Two of which were the gamereviews, then I made one more The Karate Kid and called it the Angry Nintendo Nerd trilogy. I thought it was very funny and expected a cult fanbase, but not to the extent that it has.

Q: Meanwhile your figure of the "Angry Video Game Nerd" became your most popular creation. Regarding to your other video projects on Cinemassacre, don't you fear that your AVGN-cult-status could overshadow them?

A: My work as the AVGN already has typecasted me, but it's only making Cinemassacre stronger as a whole. While most people only know me for my game reviews, its still driving more audience to my other work. I have big projects lined up for the future. The only thing bad that's come of the AVGN is that it's slowing down making movies, but it's helping me generate a fanbase and support. It's strange what I've gotten myself into, but it's great and people love it.

Q: I think you definitely reached your aim to entertain people. So, in the first movies of the AVGN, you picked some bad NES-Games to entertain fans of classical video games with your reviews. Now, what is most interesting for our readers: What is your relation to the SNES? And do you have already plans, to let the AVGN review some really bad SNES-games?

A: Absolutely, I plan to review more SNES games. So far, I think I've only done Super Noah's Ark 3D, Shaq Fu, Wizard of Oz, and uh.... that's probably about it. But yes, it sure was my favorite console. All the great franchises that were already established by NES, such as Mario, Zelda, Metroid, were given "Super" sequels. Super Castlevania 4 is still my favorite Castlevania game, but there's far too many outstanding SNES games to mention.

Q: So we look forward to see more outstanding reviews of awful SNES-Games. Otherwise, what are your Allstar-SNES-Games?

A: Mario Paint, Zelda: Link to the Past, Super Metroid, F-Zero, Super Castlevania 4, Final Fantasy 3 (6 in Japan), Chrono Trigger, Donkey Kong Country 1 & 2, Super Street Fighter 2, Mortal Kombat 2, Killer Instinct, TMNT 4, Super Mario World, Star Fox, and a bunch of others. It's really a hard question.

Q: It was surely a great console, but they made also a lot of junk games for it... What are in your opinion the 5 worst SNES-Games ever?

A: 5 worst SNES games. Hmmm... only one that comes to mind at the moment is the infamous Shaq Fu.

Q: If we take a look at AVGN as well as to Cinemassacre, what are your current plans for the future?

A: I have plans for feature films. Right now, AVGN is a priority, but when I get caught up, I will get started on some of my bigger projects.

Q: Bigger projects, okay... could be understood as a AVGN cinema movie. What's your girlfriend's opinion about the alltime-swearing AVGN? Does she see problems in the lot of your female fans?

A: I most definitely have plans of a nerd feature, the ideas and storyline are already in place, but when to put the reviews on halt and commit myself to such a project, I don't know when yet. As for the girl, now wife, she has no problem with it.

Q: James, thank you very much for your detailed answers. We are looking forward to enjoying many new videos from you in the future.

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