Video Game Magazines - Angry Video Game Nerd

  • Julkaistu 13.03.2019
  • The AVGN pulls out and reviews as many video game magazines as he can find, except for Nintendo Power. From Atari Age, to GamePro, to some lesser known gaming magazines, the 80s and 90s were filled with great reads. The walkthroughs, reviews, previews, ratings... and the terrible ads. This is episode 166 of the Angry Video Game Nerd season 13.
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  • Cinemassacre
    Cinemassacre  5 päivää sitten +5761

    There wasn't an AVGN episode in February... so we're going to release two in March. Our goal is to upload one or two episodes a month from now on. Sorry for the delay. Oh, and just in case you missed it, we covered Kingdom Hearts in January: Thanks for watching.

    • Gabe  Doe
      Gabe Doe 10 tuntia sitten

      Check out Drink Gamerz on FIclips. It was inspired by James and mike!

    • Mario Serna
      Mario Serna 18 tuntia sitten


    • Slade blakeley
      Slade blakeley 19 tuntia sitten

      Cinemassacre what day

    • Lm Pst
      Lm Pst Päivä sitten

      Or just kill off all the non AVGN /board James stuff no one wants.
      Also screw attack has been dead for years, as has game trailers o,O

    • Black Magician
      Black Magician Päivä sitten

      It's nice for the nerd to take a breather from playing $%!#-ty games to read something.😊

  • Cirkuit Knight
    Cirkuit Knight 6 tuntia sitten

    Oh god those 900 numbers i remembered seeing them for game hints at 2.99 per minute like etc thats how money was made back then

  • Tyler Dobbs
    Tyler Dobbs 6 tuntia sitten

    In the pictionary add the red mohawk guy is from crocodile Dundee 2

  • MrCromag 79
    MrCromag 79 7 tuntia sitten

    Please at 11:17 what game is that. Robot guy shooting a robot trex in the head. I rented this game during summer break. Played the hell out of it and beat it. But what is it? I can’t remember!!

  • Radio Surfing Grupo Cidade
    Radio Surfing Grupo Cidade 7 tuntia sitten

    Interesting music choice. 5:43 is from Battle for Dream Island.

  • Dolphchu
    Dolphchu 7 tuntia sitten +1

    Glad that you still make videos you are one of the few people I still watch from when I was younger.

  • Tetsujin
    Tetsujin 8 tuntia sitten

    6:57 - "Have you ever in your life suffered from video thumb?"
    I knew it as "Nintendo Thumb" and yes, as a kid my thumbs did get sore playing Nintendo games. I think maybe I was sliding around too much on the control pad, giving myself blisters or something. I think I ran into it a few times years later with the Playstation, probably because of that split D-pad it's got. But it hasn't been a problem for me since then.

  • Eric
    Eric 8 tuntia sitten

    Avgn: Alert Alirt ... jesus saves

  • Héctor Hugo Alpízar Ceseña

    You startled me man 😨

  • Austin Standage
    Austin Standage 8 tuntia sitten

    I've been watching the nerd episodes since middle school, and I've been graduated from high school for a year now. I have grown up with your show. Thanks James for everything you do.

  • dunxy
    dunxy 9 tuntia sitten

    So good, AVGN is by far the best thing on YT! I had many of the things in these mags, not that i was ever allowed to buy any of these mags :( I do wish i had that thumb thing, even now i still sometimes get this so-called "video thumb" when playing certain games on consoles.

  • Phil Kessel
    Phil Kessel 9 tuntia sitten

    Wtf idubbbz is a time traveler 13:13

  • -
    - 10 tuntia sitten +2

    11:13 - "Mandu is a hunk with more chins than the Chinese phone book." 😂 🤦

  • Ganonlord
    Ganonlord 10 tuntia sitten

    1:15 I totally forgot that in magazines they put names to techniques and ignoring the original ones.
    Rising Tackle =Screwdriver
    Crack Shoot = Flash Kick
    Hishoken = Force Wave
    Kuhadan = Acrobatic Kick
    And I imagine that elbow smash is Zaneiken.

  • James Perih
    James Perih 10 tuntia sitten

    Sh*t-flavoured ice cream got 10/10 purely for good "mouth feel."

  • Nate Scheuers
    Nate Scheuers 10 tuntia sitten

    I want the Home Improvement squeal over Link's Up B in Smash so badly now.

  • AVClarke
    AVClarke 10 tuntia sitten

    GamePro magazine was shit. EGM owned. DieHard Gamefan was good for japanese game news. But you had to get a subscription, because Gamefan was hard to find on newstands.

  • Knut Mikael Haukeland
    Knut Mikael Haukeland 10 tuntia sitten

    I miss the swimsuit issues... :'(

  • Carlos Estrada
    Carlos Estrada 10 tuntia sitten

    11:19 looked like the kid was getting tea bagged by a 4 limb monkey

  • Enrique Dos Santos
    Enrique Dos Santos 10 tuntia sitten

    I loved gameplayers, then ultra gameplayers, great sense of humor, not very professional but highly entertaining

  • Carlos Estrada
    Carlos Estrada 10 tuntia sitten

    10:37 I thought that was Adam Sandler

  • Shimazu Kid
    Shimazu Kid 10 tuntia sitten

    Yes, I did, at one time, developed a blister on my thumb from spamming fighting moves in MKII.

  • Notta Quad
    Notta Quad 10 tuntia sitten

    i got the STD "Handy Joyplus" for Christmas as a kid

  • Sierra 117
    Sierra 117 11 tuntia sitten

    Vaporwave lol

  • Benjamin Guiness
    Benjamin Guiness 11 tuntia sitten

    Loved the Tim Allen joke and right after that u just had me dieing laughing about the kid flying through the galaxy 😂 12:00 13:48

  • JJ B
    JJ B 11 tuntia sitten

    GamePro 4 life

  • Ben Brown
    Ben Brown 11 tuntia sitten

    Pointing this out, I used to sit in the hatch of my parents ( and later mine) 93 escort wagon and use the light on the door to play my gameboy on car trips.

  • Rainbowforce5
    Rainbowforce5 12 tuntia sitten

    13:13 idubbz spotted

  • FyberOptic
    FyberOptic 12 tuntia sitten

    It doesn't matter how crappy some of these magazines might look today. If you were a kid in the 80's and 90's, these were gold. You wanted every video game magazine you could get. It didn't matter if you owned the consoles, you just wanted to bathe in that video game goodness.
    EGM was your best bang for your buck. Sometimes they were half an inch thick or so, and always for the same $5! Meanwhile, Nintendo Power was always the tried and true, and something about them had this particular smell which is really nostalgic to me even today. Imagine the smell of money, but one for video games.

  • brady settle
    brady settle 12 tuntia sitten

    I totally got "video thumb". I blistered the crap out of my D-pad thumb playing Jackel.

  • TopRhombus31313
    TopRhombus31313 12 tuntia sitten +1

    9:26 Insert IGN Joke Here

  • Jon the Wizard
    Jon the Wizard 13 tuntia sitten

    There were some luxurious Kentucky waterfalls going on in those magazines.

  • Mkwii64 Bup
    Mkwii64 Bup 13 tuntia sitten

    Nice throwback intro

  • Phrea Spirit
    Phrea Spirit 13 tuntia sitten

    Hey, Nerd! Do the Mask for SNES! I am sure it will be fun !

  • Darth Bane
    Darth Bane 13 tuntia sitten +1

    The artwork on the atari covers is pretty cool

  • Dragzilla 66
    Dragzilla 66 13 tuntia sitten

    Blonic vs. Bubonic the Blow Frog.

  • j
    j 13 tuntia sitten

    Anyone else notice the Jordan family at 10:31.

  • Dragzilla 66
    Dragzilla 66 14 tuntia sitten


  • WndelaCtm
    WndelaCtm 14 tuntia sitten

    You are a legend James thank you!!!

  • kingcoapa
    kingcoapa 14 tuntia sitten

    Mullets & horseshoe 'staches will eventually returns...

  • Brooks Stacks
    Brooks Stacks 14 tuntia sitten

    Ya know. The fact that I get the same nostalgic pang from the theme to AVGN that I get from most video game themes... It's already something that has been a big part of a LOT of people's lives. And I think it will have a lasting legacy as independent entertainment of consistently impressive quality

  • Luis Martin
    Luis Martin 14 tuntia sitten

    I still have some Gamefan, and Next Generation issues around

  • Shon Beene
    Shon Beene 14 tuntia sitten

    Your videos always relaxes me. Nothing like listening to the nerd relaxing at the end of a hard day

  • Trailer Vert
    Trailer Vert 14 tuntia sitten

    yes i love avgn happy to see another one

  • Limaggese2
    Limaggese2 14 tuntia sitten

    NRU ci manchi! :(

  • kokubunji
    kokubunji 15 tuntia sitten

    I remember EGM blatantly copied some of those maps they used in their guides from Club Nintendo, the official Mexican Nintendo magazine lol

  • David Bowie
    David Bowie 15 tuntia sitten

    My girlfriend has a "thumbmaster" but it vibrates...idk its weird....wait...🤦‍♂️

  • Melodie Myers
    Melodie Myers 15 tuntia sitten

    Do you still have that Atari play Custer revenge

  • big chungus
    big chungus 15 tuntia sitten

    What happens if you call that number now

  • grahamcracker games
    grahamcracker games 15 tuntia sitten

    What do you call a game that avgn played episode 46.

  • Doku
    Doku 15 tuntia sitten

    damn that intro is a blast to the past of avgn

  • Boogerbuns
    Boogerbuns 16 tuntia sitten

    Lol that intro. What is that from?

    MORBID FOX MUSTANG 16 tuntia sitten

    That mullet number 1 was the highlight,lol. I had tons of stacks of all those magazines back in the day.

  • oriolephan
    oriolephan 16 tuntia sitten

    So the nerd is getting self referential now

  • cormac o cinneide
    cormac o cinneide 17 tuntia sitten

    Nice callback to the Nintendo Power episode at the start.

  • Pakenija
    Pakenija 17 tuntia sitten

    I actually got this "video thumb" about 2 years ago... I still got it, can't play games that require lots of spamming 'A' with thumb or it starts to hurt like a ****- I don't think a condom would prevent from that tho. :D Only way to fix it would be surgery sadly enough.

  • Rotten Sushi
    Rotten Sushi 17 tuntia sitten

    whats the intro songs before the aaasss scream???? I need to know!(great video of course, i don't need to say it)

  • Mr. Nova
    Mr. Nova 17 tuntia sitten

    “Look at his Joe Cool
    Sum Bitch” 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Noah Da. Ark
    Noah Da. Ark 17 tuntia sitten

    5:22 Oh my gosh it’s like a three hour monetized FIclips video

  • Demiurge13
    Demiurge13 17 tuntia sitten

    i remember going to the store to look through gamepro and egm every month back in the day

  • AgentZero
    AgentZero 17 tuntia sitten

    You should review undertale

  • piou77piou
    piou77piou 18 tuntia sitten

    0:09 Who was expecting the same screamer at the beginning ? XD

  • Locke Cole
    Locke Cole 18 tuntia sitten

    14:17 How'd the get that picture of Eric Bischoff?

  • Alexander Martin
    Alexander Martin 18 tuntia sitten

    The nerd returns 🥳

  • Blaze Green
    Blaze Green 18 tuntia sitten

    4:10 its supposed to be the leaf suit's tail lol

  • Staz zy
    Staz zy 18 tuntia sitten


  • MapleBalls
    MapleBalls 18 tuntia sitten

    Good Stuff. EGM always came with a cool demo CD, by that I mean at least one game would be awesome.

  • George Costanza
    George Costanza 18 tuntia sitten

    "this badass biker granny"

  • Storm Blessed
    Storm Blessed 18 tuntia sitten

    I shredded the skin off my thumb from button mashing one of the Ljn wresting games.

    EPMTUNESツ 18 tuntia sitten +2

    What’s goin on with the intro music?

  • Nekzus
    Nekzus 18 tuntia sitten

    Shame you didn't cover Next Generation. That was probably the best of the bunch.

  • Conor Naylor
    Conor Naylor 18 tuntia sitten

    13:13 idubbbz? 🤔

  • Tyler Doherty
    Tyler Doherty 18 tuntia sitten

    Id love to see him rip on some old point and clicks from the 90s like putt putt

  • MrTyler189
    MrTyler189 19 tuntia sitten

    Haha good shit

  • Dooder McGavin
    Dooder McGavin 19 tuntia sitten

    you had me dying at the end of this one NERD!!! thank you again you SUMBITCH!

  • B-dan
    B-dan 19 tuntia sitten

    PSM did a few swim suit issues, I'm pretty sure it was annual as well

  • Romancing the Impulse
    Romancing the Impulse 19 tuntia sitten

    Sweet mullets 😁🤘

  • lordsessh1
    lordsessh1 19 tuntia sitten

    Joe Cool Som Bitch! Hahaha!!!

  • Kaptain Klassic
    Kaptain Klassic 19 tuntia sitten

    Cinrmassacre is subscribed to somecallmejonny anyone catch that?

  • Zaibuf
    Zaibuf 20 tuntia sitten

    7:00 playing tons of Road Rash 2 for Sega Genesis as kid. Hold down B to accelerate, then the later stages were usually 15-20 mins a piece. Me and my friend had to take a break after each race, also all my controllers have shitty B buttons now because of that game.

  • Louis Cypher
    Louis Cypher 20 tuntia sitten

    I kinda want a game with Bubonic the Bullfrog and his sidekick Snails. Imagine going up against Prof. Bananaman.

  • Rax Savvage
    Rax Savvage 20 tuntia sitten

    loved my CD32 :(
    had maybe 4 full games about 2 dozen demos but... still loved it

  • EpicMelons
    EpicMelons 20 tuntia sitten


  • Ya Boi Icky Dick
    Ya Boi Icky Dick 20 tuntia sitten

    3:21 Ayyy that bulldog with the sunglasses, I saw a wireless speaker that was basically a bust of that same dog with the sunglasses lmao

  • Leo Kearon
    Leo Kearon 21 tunti sitten

    Great video, even to this day, I still check out my old copies of Super Gamer

  • uncle trash
    uncle trash 21 tunti sitten +2

    I wish I didn't cut my mullet off😡

  • cschuck320
    cschuck320 21 tunti sitten

    Boy did he break the third wall with this one. He clearly did a different setup with some of the voiceovers and the sticky notes were clearly part of the production process on this episode.

  • LT Arts
    LT Arts 21 tunti sitten

    12:09 is that the honorable mention on the magazine? (said under neath the crappy art) cause it says the person is 18 years old, how did they accept some teenager who draws like a toddler in a Kindergarten/Nursery Art Class (at least i think it is, if not, lucky guy, if it is...holy crap...)

  • scharfys
    scharfys 21 tunti sitten

    14:20 Aaron Rodgers?

  • That one dude who posted stuff

    Wait so games journalism was shitty even back in the NES days?

  • Frank Smith
    Frank Smith 22 tuntia sitten

    Looking back at the reviews from Gamepro, I notice they gave a lot of high scores to bad games!

  • Daniel 14
    Daniel 14 22 tuntia sitten

    13:13 idubbbz lel

  • PrivateCain
    PrivateCain 22 tuntia sitten

    Korean subtitle is broken a little bit...

  • Jendrej
    Jendrej 22 tuntia sitten

    I really like this episode. Less comedy that doesn’t really stand on its own anymore, more actually showing stuff.

  • The Spaz From Rainman
    The Spaz From Rainman 22 tuntia sitten

    Video Thumb, yeah man I got that shit all the time on the N64 joystick that bastard had a rather sharp edge on it

  • Adam B
    Adam B 22 tuntia sitten

    Hahaha the dude getting his nuts kicked in! Not just getting his nuts kicked, but getting them kicked IN. His scroat is now an innie.

  • Vaigod777
    Vaigod777 23 tuntia sitten

    5:06 When you're trying to look through FIclips but every video has-

  • zyffe
    zyffe 23 tuntia sitten

    The dude whipping out the yo-yo gotta be the main char from StarTropics.

  • Janne Väätäinen
    Janne Väätäinen 23 tuntia sitten

    Mullets were bad ass!

  • Sanae Kochiya
    Sanae Kochiya 23 tuntia sitten

    Nice jumpscare! Five nights with the nerd lol