The Angry Video Game Nerd (henceforth referred to as the AVGN) is a gamer with a massive NES collection and a heart full of hate. Played by James Rolfe, he rips apart bad retro games with a bottle of Rolling Rock in one hand and shit in another.
The Angry Nintendo Nerd started off as a couple of videos James Rolfe made for his friends. His first review was of Castlevania II: Simon's quest. Since this was his first review, he hadn't specialized in reviewing actually shitty games.
We forgive you, nerd
When this review, and another review featuring Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde exploded in popularity on youtube, he decided to keep the nerd persona and keep making videos, which he posted on youtube and screwattack.com.
However, all was not right with the world. The youtube censors kept on taking down his videos. Something about foul language or something.
Pictured: the only person bothered by foul language
The nerd moved to gametrailers.com, where his vidoes can be seen in their full, uncensored glory. He also changed his name form the Angry Nintendo Nerd to The Angry Video Game Nerd around this time.