Video Game Magazines - Angry Video Game Nerd

  • Publisert 13. mars. 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 dager siden +5402

    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.

    • Ste Ro
      Ste Ro Dag siden


    • SkyBlue 1988
      SkyBlue 1988 Dag siden

      Monkey wrench

    • nightmuffin937
      nightmuffin937 Dag siden

      When are you gonna try out Dark Souls?

    • Preserve The 80s
      Preserve The 80s 2 dager siden

      Did you ever play Solar Jetman on the NES? It was the single most difficult game I've ever played. Might be great (or shitty) material for a review.

    • Nathan Elder
      Nathan Elder 2 dager siden

      Did you know that Socks the Cat was actually cancelled at the last second.

  • Jacob Wills
    Jacob Wills Dag siden

    My dude... is that Kyle at the end?!

  • Harry
    Harry Dag siden

    AVGN before: "AAAASS!"
    AVGN now: "AAAAAAD!"

  • JonnyTZG
    JonnyTZG Dag siden

    It is weird that he still makes videos

  • Crimson5106
    Crimson5106 Dag siden

    does anybody remember the magazine tips and tricks i used to get it a lot as a kid it was my go to magazine

  • Thomas Spychalski
    Thomas Spychalski Dag siden

    The text in the ad says those LCD handhelds were by Acclaim, not Tiger and as pointed out below, Socks was canceled but in recent history, the ROM is now released.

  • Eric Stoverink
    Eric Stoverink Dag siden

    It's the return of the "Somewhat Annoyed Video Game Nerd". The kids must have been taking a nap, or the wife had a headache.

  • RoachDoggJR /Raven
    RoachDoggJR /Raven Dag siden +1

    Bruh I’m still a nerd! I get game informer in the mail!

  • Trevor
    Trevor Dag siden

    12:41 Holy shit, is that Windom Earle???????????

  • RoachDoggJR /Raven
    RoachDoggJR /Raven Dag siden +1


  • Trevor
    Trevor Dag siden

    6:26 I dunno man that home arcade looks pretty rad...

  • TJ of Carolina
    TJ of Carolina Dag siden

    10:57 Game Informer has Game Infarcer which is similar

  • Cody Ridley
    Cody Ridley Dag siden +1

    Dear sir or madam, We the People who lived through the 80s and 90s do not need to be reminded that we as a culture and society had a "Mullet Problem". We would appreciate your help or compliance with burying this terrible past where it is les it return to haunt our future or worse, RISE AGAIN. You don't want that, do you?
    Signed: The Peoples of the 80's and 90's.

  • Siggy Sour
    Siggy Sour Dag siden

    How bad are those Links haha

  • Siggy Sour
    Siggy Sour Dag siden

    HAHAH hilarious one man!

  • Siggy Sour
    Siggy Sour Dag siden

    "Pizza Boy" Ew

  • Peterkaboomi Train
    Peterkaboomi Train Dag siden

    5:06 5:16 When you're watching NO-clip

  • IBrowseThisWebsite
    IBrowseThisWebsite Dag siden

    2:37 It's a pun on "Man of La Mancha," a musical based on Don Quixote.

  • Blue Hue
    Blue Hue Dag siden

    I drew that bonk picture.

  • Timothy Muldoon
    Timothy Muldoon Dag siden

    To be fair, if you heard the Pictionary soundtrack, you would think the photo fits the game

  • R&N RailProductions

    Damn that Metroid music at the beginning brings back memories.

  • Doug Clement
    Doug Clement Dag siden

    I used to buy EGM all the time, having saved dozens of issues. I remember VG & CE but it didn't grab me

  • Good Morning U.S.A!

    "The issue is when they stop numbering 'em!"

  • Eli Hentai
    Eli Hentai Dag siden

    your jokes aren't as funny as they were 2 years ago imma be honest

  • BlackArro Cartoons
    BlackArro Cartoons Dag siden +1

    GameFan magazine was a work of art but could've used more info, and tried for a return a number of years back, but the decline of magazines due to online resources continues. Magazine prices keep going up too. I kept a number of my favorite issues over the years for nostalgia. PSM Magazine, Playstation Magazine with the demo discs, EGM, Gamepro, etc.

  • WALN Zell
    WALN Zell Dag siden

    I found an old copy of Playstation Magazine. It had a most asked questions section teased on the cover with several questions including, "Is Playstation Dying?" and "What about Nintendo and Sega?" Well we all know Playstation is fine. And Sega died off from the console market.

  • Mr.elite
    Mr.elite Dag siden

    12:52 oh shit its the engineer

  • KHayes666
    KHayes666 Dag siden

    You know how Nintendo Power tried their best to hype their games no matter how bad they were? Official Playstation Magazine from 1998-2000 did the opposite. If a game sucked, they said so.

  • Yankee Doodler
    Yankee Doodler Dag siden

    isn't socks the cat a lost game.

  • DarkDiamondITA
    DarkDiamondITA Dag siden

    Mullets will return from the center of the Earth to regain control of world, making mankind extinct.

  • Goron
    Goron Dag siden

    These magazines are even more 90s than Captain Marvel!

  • Russell
    Russell Dag siden

    These days video game journalism is all about how offended we can be.

  • CoolSuperBlitz
    CoolSuperBlitz Dag siden

    7:51 Can we all agree that "STD" is an acronym? Ok, bye =)

  • inghoy jacob
    inghoy jacob Dag siden

    At the beginning,I know what's coming,no need to jumpscare

  • Michael H
    Michael H Dag siden

    in the end i just felt like smashing stuff, hell yeah

  • Taylorhead
    Taylorhead Dag siden

    6:56 Embarrassingly I have. I thought maybe I'm just getting older, but it's always my left thumb that controls the character especially games that use left analog click to sprint.

  • Yuki Taiyō
    Yuki Taiyō Dag siden


  • The Nobodycares Man

    They existed in the 2000s as well (I think they still do) and they were shyte then as well

  • Drewsefer89
    Drewsefer89 Dag siden +1

    Yo that opening was totally in MXPX style. Bringing back the good ol'punk in style.

  • JustKevin
    JustKevin Dag siden

    I don't get it either James.

  • Darshan Bhambhani
    Darshan Bhambhani Dag siden

    whoever did the subtitle for you need to be executed

  • Genxtasy 99
    Genxtasy 99 Dag siden

    do an episode on controllers part 2

  • Paul Eicher
    Paul Eicher Dag siden

    "You gotta roll 10-90 my dude..." LMAO

  • Mr Heck
    Mr Heck Dag siden

    >putting 80s style font for a 90s top ten
    literally kys fam

  • NPC #34254334 Response:

    Remember kids! If it is Sega, it is not Nintendo!

  • Terence Hill
    Terence Hill Dag siden

    5:30 you're toast, Nerd
    12:12 Kid, you're drawing is shit! OLOL
    13:53 AAAASSSS!!!!

  • the island of Me
    the island of Me Dag siden

    My fav was Tips & Tricks. Had a massive crush on Betty...

  • GrndMstrGravity
    GrndMstrGravity Dag siden

    I love Double Dragon III.

  • mark reynolds
    mark reynolds Dag siden

    please review socks the cat

  • Afong
    Afong Dag siden +1

    I actually DID get a video thumb from Street Fighter II on SNES.
    It was a Japanese version, and we didn’t have a manual, so I kept repeating Hadoken on my own way. This caused a lot of friction and heat, eventually leading to a big blister on my thumb.
    Good memories though. The final bosses’ names are all shuffled compared to the ones canon now.

  • InkAnd Wash
    InkAnd Wash Dag siden

    9:08 oh how things have not changed eh?

  • Ahmad and skullton
    Ahmad and skullton Dag siden

    my thump brock in one time

  • 9kay
    9kay Dag siden


    I think video thumb is when you've rediscovered the joy of fighting games and pulling off those rapid motions for hours on end gives you blisters. That device however, is guaranteed to make you worse xD

  • Ahmad and skullton
    Ahmad and skullton Dag siden

    so thes things are dead?

  • Jamal El B
    Jamal El B Dag siden

    A sequel to one of my favorite nerd episodes? Fuck yeah!

  • mtgAzim
    mtgAzim Dag siden

    aww man, that little intro made me laugh. Thank you, I needed that. ^_^

  • Video - Brains
    Video - Brains Dag siden

    Terrys lighting fist can catch most opponents off guards, with excellent results.

  • Tore Nyland
    Tore Nyland Dag siden

    0:08 and instant like!

  • James Martinek
    James Martinek Dag siden

    Here's Tim Allen playing as link. Lol

  • The Markinator
    The Markinator Dag siden

    Damn that was one hell of a throwback intro

  • bingobot
    bingobot Dag siden

    got video thumb when me an d my friend rented turtles in time every weekend. holy shit

  • Dongwook Suh
    Dongwook Suh Dag siden

    한글자막 언제나 감사합니다ㅠㅜ 감사 압도적 감사ㅠㅜ

  • iProgramInCpp
    iProgramInCpp Dag siden

    *Heh, look at that guy. What a nerd.*

  • 김경민
    김경민 Dag siden

    한국어 자막 항상 감사드립니다.

  • ulysses886
    ulysses886 Dag siden

    The aaaaaaasssss pop was classic af

  • burlyd
    burlyd Dag siden

    Still the best theme song in the game.

  • Diego Rosso
    Diego Rosso Dag siden

    Please never die.

  • ChillLetsPlays
    ChillLetsPlays Dag siden

    13:48 Straight 90s art style, anyone remember no fear trapper keepers. I remember growing up drawing some of these cheesy things think it was bad ass ROFL.

  • ChillLetsPlays
    ChillLetsPlays Dag siden

    I have 100 or more of these old mags in boxes, I will keep them forever.

  • Bämg bämg
    Bämg bämg Dag siden

    Hey grandad,AVGN uploaded videos!

  • River Dalton
    River Dalton Dag siden

    Yeah boi

  • Luis Fernando
    Luis Fernando Dag siden

    Your videos are like a time travel they make me feel in 1991 again.

  • Кен Япония

    Shit I can't believe that you got that old.

  • D21UpstateNY
    D21UpstateNY Dag siden

    Thumbs up for ASSSS!

  • ronch550
    ronch550 Dag siden

    EGM, Gamepro, PC Gamer, PC Magazine, PC World... good times. Back when life was far, far simpler.

  • Tim Purcell
    Tim Purcell Dag siden

    Lmfao dad gonna flip shit over the 500 dollar phone bill

  • DannyBrine 87
    DannyBrine 87 Dag siden

    I've missed the old intro song

  • Overlord277
    Overlord277 Dag siden

    You will always suck

  • Video Game X-D
    Video Game X-D Dag siden

    NO mention of Game Informer??? how lol

  • Pukki34
    Pukki34 Dag siden

    haha these games used to suck balls

  • erikrass
    erikrass Dag siden

    4:27 "the only thing that could possibly indicate this is a mario cover are the words! imagine if you couldnt read!" yes image if you couldnt read while trying to read a magazine!

  • Booger Johnson
    Booger Johnson Dag siden

    That was a nice little fatal farm reference

  • andykishore
    andykishore Dag siden

    7:23 Funniest thing I've heard all day.

  • Patrick Perry
    Patrick Perry Dag siden

    I like it.

  • Kaitri
    Kaitri Dag siden

    That intro... new fnaf jumpscare

  • Peter
    Peter Dag siden

    That picture of Link at 11:41😆

  • Eddy
    Eddy Dag siden

    It was really cool to see another video game magazine episode a decade later. :)

  • Hatjin
    Hatjin Dag siden

    Спасибо добрым людям за русские сабы!

  • Drakerman900
    Drakerman900 Dag siden

    The Nerd reviews indie Games???!!!

  • GokuBlack Gaming
    GokuBlack Gaming Dag siden

    I can’t breathe!!!😂

  • Kuthooloo
    Kuthooloo Dag siden

    I was laughing through the whole thing; you still got it, nerd

  • kevin jones
    kevin jones Dag siden

    How ya gonna have '90s mags and not mention gamefan

  • KingProne
    KingProne Dag siden

    7:02 i definitely had videogamethumb before! Back on the Gameboy. Cant remember what game though.

  • channelofstuff
    channelofstuff Dag siden

    these show how pussified people are now

  • dynamicsketch
    dynamicsketch Dag siden

    Yep there was a game for Bill Clinton's cat. If I recall it god a bad review. No Surprise there.

  • GunShip03
    GunShip03 Dag siden

    I was ready for the jump scare this time.

  • trickstar
    trickstar Dag siden

    1090 lmao

  • Pogothem
    Pogothem Dag siden


  • Rodney Smith
    Rodney Smith Dag siden

    I tagged along on a business trip with my mom to San Francisco. Had never really been in a software store before (this was the early 90s). Went into an Egghead and the only copy of CrimeWave they had was on 5 1/4 inch disks. An employee stayed after hours and copied the disks for me onto a stack of used 3.5 inch disks that were just lying around the store. Didn't have a sound card at the time so the "real sound" gimmick was pretty awesome.

  • Jordan Dressen
    Jordan Dressen Dag siden

    rollin 10/90