Jonathon Hickey over at 1UP.com recently interviewed James Rolfe, the Angry Video Game Nerd. Here’s a small portion.
TJG: Where did the original idea for this character come from?
JR: Playing old games with friends in college, we enjoyed reliving our childhood and making fun of flaws in the games. I made a video review just for an in-joke, but I had no idea so many other people would find it so amusing. I dropped a few F-bombs in the video which was not typical in any professional review, so I guess by bringing it down to this street level, it gained a huge following, so I kept making more and pushing the joke further.
As long as you can handle the vulgar language of the Nerd, then check out his first video where he reviews Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest.