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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  • 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.

    • I still have my copies of Game Pro, Nintendo Power, and Game Informer magazine. They're not in the best shape, and I should probably throw them away.

    • Cool

    • Holy shit.. 2 a month!? I must be dreaming!!

    • You rock James. Much love.

    • Play the Small soldiers you will love it hahaha 😈

  • Hey James I got a question, did you ever considered making reviews on good games like what you did for super mario 3???

  • Yo that last part had me dying 😂😂😂

  • I kinda want to see a creepypasta epsiode of AVGN that the nerd sees slenderman or the bullshit man.

  • You can't talk about mullets without mentioning the ol' 29er Phil Borque!

  • It’s all about “Tips & Tricks” magazine!

  • AVGN should talk about Ride to Hell: Retribution next.

  • PSM!

  • AAADDDDD!!!!!!!

  • Great content! I remember in 1993-1994 buying a GamePro on vacation & my Grandpa opened it to see what it was all about when we were riding in the back of the family car. I asked him what he thought. I will never forget his words: “You are gonna be okay, but your generation is screwed.” 😎😂🤣💚☘️🍀

  • HAHA THat line at the end slays me "Look at that joe cool some bitch! Thats a guy who knows all the tips & tricks"

  • You know what's funny is that the beginning part of the song sounds like Smells Like Teen Spirit

  • 5:06 me to NO-tvs when someone decides to milk the everloving shit out of the video

  • 5:14 When your friend wants to know how to get a 2 out of two 1s.

  • Holy shit the end is pure gold...the mullet jokes had me cracking!!!!

  • Holy fuck, James comb over is reaching legendary status.

  • Dude, wanna have a bonfire and read shitty game magazines?

    • Or a campfire with hotdogs and high quality buns and play multiplayer tablet games?

  • That kid really did turn out a pizza boy huh

  • 5:34 oh wow the early development of memes

  • Have the Nerd review indie games next! Games like Blaster Master Zero, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, and Shovel Knight!

  • Joysticks were very profitable in the 90s.

  • Will the kids who's art got displayed on AVGN. Please come forth from the shadows for comments please!

  • EGM was cool, but then it eventually fell totally in Sony's pocket. Reviews were extremely biased. Squaresoft also had high influence over the magazine. Just try and find a bad squaresoft review in EGM going all the way back to the 90s.

  • Business at the front, party at the back! My dad had a mullet back in the 90's and I cackle everytime I look at those pictures

  • Review the amstrad gx4000

  • 4:48 NO-tvs in 2019

  • @1:21, bob ross ?

  • I'm annoyed that "Game Player's" magazine has an apostrophe there. When they dropped the full title, they should also have dropped the now defunct apostrophe too!

  • Nah, that granny ain’t bad ass. To me, a bad ass granny is a granny on a bike, shoot down an fbi car, a granny that steals a military helicopter that has rockets and a machine gun shoot down a building, crash the helicopter in to the building, parachute down and while still on the air pull out an ak 47 shoot down the police and FBI agents and escape.

  • So since its retro now, can e have some reviews of the old xbox games like the og halo ce, dirt, etc?

  • Good video, as usual, but unless you have another video planned on this particular topic, I feel like you've missed a big part of "Electronic Games Monthly" and other video games magazine, in general: The Hoaxes. I mean, Sheng long in SF 2, Ermac & Scarlet in MK2 , Luigi in Mario 64, finding the Triforce in Zelda OoT is the stuff of legend.

  • Screwattack Reference 1:19

  • Ahh I remember thats the reason we need the 90s back :D

  • This really took me back. Great episode, Nerd!

  • I was expecting to fall asleep watching this, until being inevitably welcomed by "AAAAAAAAAAAASSSSS!!11!1!1"

  • Please review Disney's The Lion King on Sega is literally THE HARDEST game I have ever played; I have an easier time with games like Dark Souls, I Am Bread, and Surgeon Simulator and those games are hard as it is.

  • AVGN theme song remastered!

  • as an og gamer i can assure you video game thumb is a thing.

  • those swimsuit editions on PSM were goofy and fun. I missed PSM from back in the day

  • You gotta roll 10-90!!!

  • Three months ago my girlfriend left me (3 yo relationship) and seriously I have to thank you James because doing a marathon of your AVGN videos, your movie reviews, etc. have helped me cope with the situation. It really means a lot to me. Keep going with your awesome content. I wish you the best of the best.

  • Review crash bandicoot and Mario 64

  • Класс! Давно смотрю видосы задрота!

  • Your hairline is starting to look pretty retro...

  • Dope episode! But how come this episode is not on Amazon Prime?

  • We need Mike Matei back dressing like some random crazy character doing some crazy shit hahah

  • GamePro was awesome back in the day. Pre-internet it was my go-to.

  • Bien, subtítulos en todos los idiomas importantes... Falta español

  • "Socks" was the name of Bill Clinton's real cat he had while he was president. But sadly, the Socks the Cat game never got released! The real Socks died in 2014 of old age.

  • 13:13 That Idubbz?

  • I know it can only be so long, but more time needed to be spent on EGM and Gamepro.

  • How u still alive?

  • I remember having that issue of Gamepro shown in the thumbnail. It was for Smash Bros. but the characters was obviously not official art.

  • Please the small soldier you will love it hahaha 😈

  • The gloves and thumb cover are for fighting games. The dpad tears your thumb up doing the moves for hours at a time. I had a pair of Mortal Kombat branded gloves for exactly that purpose.

  • I loved game magazines when I was a kid, it's something I really miss..despite the issues.

  • Heh... I get very similar feels when I flip through old issues of Fangoria...

  • Great, flashback from the past made in into the future


  • I ues to get blisters from playing for over 10 hours so yes it would have been nice to have one of those lol

  • Watching this episode made my day

  • 0:09

  • You gotta roll 10/90 my dude. That's ten percent up front and ninety 'round back. Yeah!

  • Still got my ps1 mags and demo discs, so glad my dad hadnt thrown them away. Its great looking back at the times and even discover a game I missed in them I can check out now thanks to the internet.

  • 11:11 That's Molly, not "Ms. Taz"

  • Shitty friend controllers!!!!! Really good one !!!

  • welcome back nerd.. welcome back 👍 we missed yu.

  • You dug your own grave, James. Now you have to procure a copy of Socks the Cat and do an AVGN review on it.

    • The game was never released, so we won't see it around here.

  • Excellent idea for a video enjoyed highly! Liked!

  • Hey, hey, hey. I had the Quick Shot QS-130N (Python 2) back in the day. and it was not a shitty joystick.

  • i can't belive it that avgn was on a magazine coool

  • 2:04 she is beautiful :) and i dont talk about the tennis player :P

  • AVGN Does not act angry like in the old days.

  • Video Game Thumb. Definitely a telltale sign of a true versus style fighter gamer

  • 11:42 That's Patton Oswalt, not Link.

  • 7:59 "no arms. no legs. huge features."

  • Culkin on the opening, nice.

  • I don't know if it might not be old enough for a review, but could you review Conkers Bad Furday for N64?

  • oh 👍 yeeeaaah

  • The Nerd explains why video game magazines went out of business.

  • Great episode. My favourite magazine (today) is Retro Gamer mag. A modern mag, about retro gaming. AVGN get's the odd mention in it as well.

  • I had a mullet with FREEWAYS back in 92, baby! I was 12. Lol

  • In the UK there was a publishing company called EMAP and they made the two big Magazines here which were "Computer and Video games" and "Mean Machines". Both were excellent, especially Mean Machines which covered the consoles of the time but lasted only two years. Great SOH and some really cool designs as well. Other great ones were "The One" for Amiga, Atari ST and IBM PC and Super Play. I still have most of my magazines and they are great for a flick though sometimes.


  • "Check out this Joe Cool SumaBitch!" 🤣😂🤣😂

  • "...And look at that guy. What a nerd." 😂😂

  • 10/90 😂

  • I think socks the cat was never released

  • this show isn't complete for me without that catchy themesong

  • before the internet we had shitty video game walkthrough magazines too

  • Great video. Big fan of video game magazines. I have complete sets of Nintendo Power, Electronic Gaming Monthly and Die-hard Game Fan.

  • You know honestly I trained just like the nerd playing the shity games and you know one I'm proud of it show the nerd you're not the only one who plays these crappy games that give me horrible nightmares


  • Awww the fucking 90s, they were fucking awesome, too bad I was very young back then

  • 13:14 kinda looks like idubbz


  • 'shitty friend controllers' LMAO

  • 11:07 Does he have a controller crotch?

  • 13:13 Early idubbbz

  • Tips &tricks anyone?