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Re: The Angry Video Game Cuck

by Guest » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:44 am

Guest wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:14 pm
Isn't that what he does now? Dude can't make videos about modern games if he doesn't play them.
nah i'm not saying he needs to even get away from the retro crap. i'm just saying the process he uses to create the avgn videos leads to shitty unfunny videos. the parts where he talks about the background of the game or peripheral is ok. the scripted skits and jokes are not. avgn videos seem 100% scripted to me. he needs to get some footage of him just naturally reacting to the games, or something. get rid of the shitty skits. the whole thing of culkin pretending to be a pizza boy is a perfect example of what i'm talking about. it wasn't funny from the first second. when he pulls off the badge and it says his name on another badge under the pizza boy one, that was kind of almost funny. but that was the closest that bit got to being funny and it went on for like 10 minutes before they just dropped it and went on. there was no real setup for it, and no payoff. it really felt like something you'd see in a TGWTG video back in the day. a half cocked skit that isn't even necessary.

put on the damn shirt, and just do some goofy videos as the nerd, but don't do skits, and don't put some grandiose idea behind the nerd being some character in his own little world. he's reviewing and talking about nintendo games, which exist in this world. i really think he thinks of the nerd as having his own little world, just as he does with board james. and it's just fucking weird, man. like this is some world building shit. if you want to do actual movies, work towards that. don't taint your goofy internet videos with that dream, because it just fucking sucks. nintendo games aren't some weird fantasy world thing. it doesn't make sense. he's treating the nerd as if he's some protagonist in some twilight zone basement world of retro games. how gay is that when you think about it? the movie really drove this home. he shouldn't be treating the nerd as anything other than a white shirt he wears so he can do hyperbolic rants about old shit nobody cares about.

Re: The Angry Video Game Cuck

by Guest » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:14 pm

Guest wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:02 pm
which is why i'm saying he needs to shed some of that! he needs to shed some of the 'character' of 'the nerd' and just be a guy making goofy internet videos mocking video games. while he just so happens to be wearing a white button up shirt.
Isn't that what he does now? Dude can't make videos about modern games if he doesn't play them.

Re: The Angry Video Game Cuck

by Guest » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:52 pm

It's the IN trap, dood! Gotta change my kahntent to get more viewers, can't change my kahntent because my hardcore fans want the same thing over and over...

Re: The Angry Video Game Cuck

by Guest » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:02 pm

which is why i'm saying he needs to shed some of that! he needs to shed some of the 'character' of 'the nerd' and just be a guy making goofy internet videos mocking video games. while he just so happens to be wearing a white button up shirt.

i know for a fact it couldn't be worse than the crap he's putting out now. his production and editing is good. he still has a charisma. but the actual kahntent of the words he's saying, when he's doing a 'bit', is fucking terrible. it's soulless and empty. it can't get any worse. the only possibility is that if changed up his creation process on these videos and tried to be more relaxed with that process, more spontaneous, the only possible outcome is an improvement.

Re: The Angry Video Game Cuck

by MrPopperBanks » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:54 pm

Back in those early days the Nerd character was something fresh when the term "interior crocodile-alligator" was just in its infancy. Now the gimmick feels dated, like when you see an outlandish personality on old public access videos. There was some novelty, but without a whole production team behind it, there's no real ride for the audience to go on. The camera and sound equipment may evolve, as do the sets, but the character itself is still stuck in the mold.

Re: The Angry Video Game Cuck

by wildmage » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:41 pm

It's a hit and miss but it's a good friend simulator: comfy couch james and the 10 inch man.

I remember 10 or so years ago he made a retrospective of movie mosnters by decade for a halloween special. It was short (5-10 minutes per video), concise and well researched.

He knows his movies, it's just a shame that he has to be the nerd to pay his billths.

Re: The Angry Video Game Cuck

by Some Sick Fuck » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:40 pm

Guest wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:30 pm
his fucking problem is that the idea of the nerd being a 'character' went too far.
Guest posting was a success. This just about summarizes one of the biggest problems with most of the nobodies I used to watch. AVGN, ProJared, Spoony and others started out decently well, but then they started exaggerating their delivery as if they somehow got into their heads that that's the succesful formula, that this is the way forward. Just ham it up more, remove anything natural and let's leave it at exaggerated caricature that's just unpleasant to listen to.

And of course, they don't see it - ProJared even made a video making fun of his oldest stuff - bitch, sure it wasn't amazing, but it was the best stuff you've ever made. And he thinks it's inferior to him acting like he just did cocaine, jumping around and screaming like rest of the cunts.

Re: The Angry Video Game Cuck

by Guest » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:30 pm

sometimes he'll say something in the james and mike mondays vids that's actually kind of funny. not so much with the avgn vids. i really think he could still do the avgn vids and bring them back around to being at least mildly funny as well as having interesting info on obscure bullshit, but he needs to inject some improv, just natural first reactions to the games into them. i know he plays the games for hours before writing the script for ideas and footage. don't know if he's in costume as the nerd and recording himself during that. but that's exactly what he should do, for several hours and just try to come up with shit to say to make himself laugh about it.

if he got like ~5minutes of material that way, including maybe one good rant where he goes on some tangent comparing the game to something else, stuff like he'd do on james and mike, and combined that with some scripted researched background info on the game and maybe a few scripted jokes, it'd be a huge improvement. i mean legit off the cuff rants like he sometimes does on james and mike. natural real shit. not his stupid scripted rants where he gets all verbose, trying to sound smart or poetic by using a million big words or whatever other shit which is just dumb and not funny. he needs to inject some of his actual self (james) into the avgn. james is funnier than the fucking 'the nerd'. and honestly, i think the original avgn vids came off as totally natural, quickly laid down rants, from james, instead of his idea of what the nerd should say.

his fucking problem is that the idea of the nerd being a 'character' went too far. when i first discovered avgn, saw the first several vids, i didn't even think of it as a character. i mean i knew this guy was exaggerating his persona and wearing the white shirts for comedic effect but when i later saw vids of him describing avgn as a character it just really struck me. there wasn't really a need to paint it like that. but he did, and so mentally for him it became like he's an actor in a show and directing real films like he always wanted to, or whatever. instead of just some guy goofing off online. he did the same fucking shit with board james. those early vids could've just been james rolfe talking about board games. but nooooo, it had to become a distinct new 'character' which then spins out of control and turns into a really retarded 'plot line' almost as bad as those you'd see at TGWTG.com.

i just think he's one of those people who can't write comedy for shit. he overthinks it. he tries too hard to be funny and it's not funny. he could be funny if he stopped trying so hard to be pro. inject some natural chaos, some of his real personality, which is lost the moment he 'becomes the nerd'.

Re: The Angry Video Game Cuck

by Some Sick Fuck » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:08 am

Liar Revealed wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:49 am
I sense two problems:
1) Motherfucker Mike ruins everything.
2) It could use more than just talking over one shitty game.

It's not like I'm mad or anything, James is one of the people I don't want to shit on, but he just delivers one underwhelming video after another. This is just meh, it's cool that they have the bunny ear master himself present for longer than in the AVGN video, but talking about Mack's experience with movies and drugs in general instead of just talking about one frankly fucking boring game would be far more appealing.
Old Black Man wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:39 am
I think if James had a manager, someone to help him streamline an idea
He doesn't need a manager, he needs a fucking writer. Some of the old AVGNs still hold up and are leagues above the new stuff from past few years. He just doesn't care, it's all written in the same way and he just repeats the old lines, except he doesn't even try to sound genuinely pissed off anymore, and frankly, the way he often speaks now aka "the nerd persona" is just so different than it used to be, and that's the worst part of these videos.

Re: The Angry Video Game Cuck

by Old Black Man » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:43 am

Rushy wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:23 am
Old Black Man wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:39 am
I think if James had a manager, someone to help him streamline an idea and to run interference with Mega Cock Matei and co, he could make something really solid. His episodes of stuff like Mr. Bucket and Polybius show he’s competent enough, I think keeping the Nerd around is just out of obligation to fans these days.
I have to admit, I wasn't a huge fan of the Polybius video. I liked the concept well enough, but it could've been so much better. James literally just took a camera into a warehouse and filmed himself painfully ad-libbing for an hour until jump scare because he couldn't think of something creepy to happen.
If he'd actually gotten some good lighting, a decent script and rewrote the ending, it could've been a classic.
I personally love the Mr. Bucket episode, and even find his Halloween specials to be pretty fun. I’m a horror fan so I’m probably biased there.

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