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1:30 PM on 04.07.2014

Mega64's Stanley Parable video is about guys who aren't Stanley

Mega64's latest video is about one of my favorite interactive experiences from last year, The Stanley Parable. But, these people look confused. Maybe they don't share my enthusiasm for it. Alternatively, maybe they're confus...

Brett Makedonski


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7:00 PM on 11.19.2013

What if Doom were produced today?

Doom was an immensely popular and genre-defining game back when it was released in 1993. It paved the way for many titles that followed and is still seen as one of the purest forms of first-person shooter gameplay. But thing...

Alessandro Fillari

1:00 AM on 11.06.2013

What if Star Wars was made by Nintendo instead?

James Farr loves to take Nintendo characters and cross them over with movies. We saw his work previously with his Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover, now it's Star Wars turn. This reinterpretation sees t...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 AM on 11.03.2013

Sunday Funny: Final Fantasy 7's Ruby Weapon sure was hard

It's Sunday, so why not end (start?) the week with a laugh. Featured this week is Oney Cartoon's latest parody titled "Pointy Bits." It starts off a little crude, but for the most part nails some of the game's more tedious e...

Wesley Ruscher



Review: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures photo
Review: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures
by Tony Ponce

For years, James "Angry Video Game Nerd" Rolfe has suffered the worst that retro gaming could toss at him for the sake of your amusement. Why does he do it? Is he a masochist? Does the rage that burns inside with every sudden death and game-breaking bug fill him with purpose? Why does the pain give him so much power?

To know the Nerd, you have to become the Nerd. You can't just film yourself playing any ol' NES game, spout a few curse words, post the poorly edited footage onto YouTube, then call it a day. It's not that simple. No, we must dive into the deepest corners of his psyche.

There was once a Z-grade movie of sinister renown called MANOS: The Hands of Fate, which was recently translated into videogame form by FreakZone Games. AVGN show partner ScrewAttack knew that the only way to do a Nerd game justice would be to assign development to a team with experience making palatable the most unpalatable of media dreck. Only by folding pain over pleasure could we truly begin to understand.

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1:00 AM on 09.15.2013

Make way for DLC!

OH MY GOD! I am dying, you guys! I'm dead! This isn't the only parody that YouTuber SMNtoob slapped together (OH SNAP! It was our own Genki-JAM the whole time! Why didn't I read the video descriptions more carefully?). He's got a Mulan one from last month. I don't even mind the bad signing, 'cause this sh*t is golden! Make Way For DLC! - An Aladdin Parody [YouTube via NeoGAF]

Tony Ponce

1:00 AM on 08.17.2013

Nick Arcade, the 21st century Mega64 reboot

One of the coolest game shows from back in the day was Nick Arcade on Nickelodeon. For those too young to remember or living outside the US, it was a quiz show with a videogame hook. There would be "Video Challenge" rounds i...

Tony Ponce

10:30 AM on 08.08.2013

Never, ever buy a videogame console at launch

Comedy music man brentalfloss and animator Sean DePew last teamed up for the wonderfully sweet "Baby Mario & Papa Yoshi" music video. Their latest collaboration is a kickass parody of Schoolhouse Rock!, which if you neve...

Tony Ponce

4:30 PM on 07.24.2013

MGM tried to snuff out No One Lives Forever

We've been hearing little snippets of information concerning No One Lives Forever recently, like how no one actually knows who has the rights to the IP. A new interview on the Jace Hall Show reveals how the original game may ...

Alasdair Duncan

11:30 PM on 06.07.2013

Xbox One: A Space Oddity video paints a grim future

When all is said and done, hopefully this turns out to be more parody and less foreshadowing. I don't want to be "all-in-one," whatever the hell that means.

Brett Makedonski

8:00 PM on 05.25.2013

The ecstacy of Smooth McGroove's VG a cappellas

I've tried my very best to avoid sharing too much of Smooth McGroove's kickass a cappella arrangements. Not because I think he's lost his Midas touch, but because I didn't want to be held responsible for making heads explode...

Tony Ponce





1:00 AM on 05.17.2013

PSY is a minin', craftin' grieferman

Everyone was totally diggin' Korean pop sensation PSY when his "Gangnam Style" music video became an international hit. Then he just kept riding it... and riding it... and riding it. Then he starred in a pistachio commercial...

Tony Ponce

11:30 AM on 05.01.2013

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures bound for 3DS, Wii U

James Rolfe's retrotastic digital quest, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, recently passed through Greenlight, securing a spot on Steam's virtual storefront. According to a post on the game's Facebook page, developer ScrewAtt...

Tony Ponce

7:30 AM on 04.25.2013

Snag brentalfloss' unreleased YouTube jams for $0.59 each

[Video uploaded by bedsidecargo] Internet songman brentalfloss has uploaded many funny and creative music videos to his YouTube page over the years. Among those, he cherry-picked a few choice tunes, re-rerecorded them with im...

Tony Ponce

9:00 PM on 04.23.2013

Go cop Insane Ian's new VG / pop music parody medley

In case you've forgotten that Destructoid is staffed by beautiful, talented people, let me remind you that we've got artists, singer-songwriters, scientists, and former reality show stars amongst our ranks. We are some gifted...

Tony Ponce

11:30 PM on 04.17.2013

The Mario Busters answer the call once again

I appreciate Flash animators with quick turnaround between projects. Just a couple months ago, James Farr was able to deliver Super Mario Busters, a kick-ass mashup of Super Mario and Ghostbusters, and already he's hammered ...

Tony Ponce