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Who is better?
Angry Video Game Nerd (formerly Angry Nintendo Nerd)
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Zero Punctuation
33%
 33%  [ 3 ]
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PostJason Tandro Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:16 pm   Post subject: AVGN Versus Zero Punctuation Reply with quote

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Here is my capsule review of both:

Angry Video Game Nerd


VERSUS

Zero Punctuation




1. Theme Song

AVGN: Fairly juvenille lyrics, but creative enough, especially when he remixes it for certain episodes, ala Halloween. Done by Kyle Justin Music.

Theme Song

ZP: Didn't used to have one, instead using copyrighted music, but his current theme is badass.

Theme Song


Victor: Zero Punctuation




2. Domain

AVGN: Works with Cinemassacre.

ZP: Works for Escapist Magazine.

Victor: Tie.




3. Quality of Review

AVGN: Shows detailed gameplay, almost ad nasuem.

ZP: Critiques the game without showing actual gameplay.

Victor: AVGN.




4. Humor

AVGN: Toilet humor and excessive swearing, with only a few moments of true brilliance.

ZP: Soulful wit, with a bit of brash humor, but barely noticeable amongst the awesomeness of his insults.

Victor: Zero Punctuation.



5. Episodic Nature

AVGN: Each episode is very detailed and feels more like you're watching a show than an online review. His creepy game ones are the best.

ZP: Very obvious that you're watching a review, but its so funny you can watch it as a show.

Victor: Tie.


Ultimate Victor: Zero Punctuation.


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PostEverPhoenix Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:19 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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id give the prize to Zero Punctuation, mainly because ive never seen any of AVGN's videos. so its a default win. although, Zero Punctuation does kick serious ass
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PostFreedan Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:10 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'd give it to AVGN, only because the games he reviews actually are bad (and often obscure), and therefore, his comments and frustrations come off as funnier (if a bit toilet-humourish).

ZP reviews big name games, and just insults them for the sake of insulting them. It's funny enough when it's a game you haven't played before ("wow, that does sound pretty bad, ha-ha funny"), but when you HAVE played it and you know just how wrong he is with how he's describing it, I'm forced to assume that he barely touched the game at all.
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PostEverPhoenix Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:18 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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Freedan, the Dark Knight wrote:
I'd give it to AVGN, only because the games he reviews actually are bad (and often obscure), and therefore, his comments and frustrations come off as funnier (if a bit toilet-humourish).

ZP reviews big name games, and just insults them for the sake of insulting them. It's funny enough when it's a game you haven't played before ("wow, that does sound pretty bad, ha-ha funny"), but when you HAVE played it and you know just how wrong he is with how he's describing it, I'm forced to assume that he barely touched the game at all.


ive played a few of the games ive watched ZP's reviews for. its just funny to see what he picks at (view his ssbb one to have a good laugh, it made fanboys everywhere rage so hard he even posted a retaliatory video the next week)
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PostSoulBlazerFan Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:15 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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Angry Video Game Nerd. It's funny you mentioned it like you're watching a show- I actually have this DVD, "His Name Was Jason," a documentary on the Friday the 13th series. He's actually featured in the bonus features, and talks about the game. (They have the video review for the game in the bonus features, too). He also talks about how AVGN is actually a character, not his real persona, which makes it that much cooler as to what he does.

And on the plus side, the games he does review really ARE that bad. Except Fester's Quest. I still love that game.
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PostJason Tandro Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:45 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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You know he's got a second one out now. Check it out on Cinemassacre. If only I had spare change... Very Happy
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PostValerie Valens Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:28 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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AVGN, clearly. It's good to see a show that is informative and funny. ZP, however rarely ever hits on a solid point and instead just decided to trash a game for the sake of trashing it.
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PostRatty Randnums Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:48 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'd have to say AVGN. For a few good reasons (At least I think they're good reasons)-

1. The appeal of the AVGN isn't just his humor. It's something very basic that people from our generation can relate to. Almost everyone who played games as a kid has been suckered into buying (or as he often puts it "wasting a weekend" of rental time on) a really crappy game. Probably but not necessarily a movie tie-in. So while we laugh at the idea of a grown man getting so upset and frustrated at these games, we sympathize to. And most of us have been there at one time or another.

2. He teaches a little about the history of gaming.
Sure, a lot of people think he's responsible for kids today thinking all games before the PS2 were bad. And many of them probably do focus on this idea because of him** but then if those particular kids ever played old games they'd probably think that anyway.

The Nerd tries to incorporate the history and evolution of video games into a lot of his reviews, sure these elements can be a little light, but it's undeniable he sparks new interest in long dead systems. If it wasn't for the AVGN, a lot of people wouldn't be enjoying games on ROMs or the virtual console right now. We might never have seen things like "Castle Crashers" etc.
(That piece of shit IrateGamer is the exact opposite in this of course, and he can go climb a wall of dicks.)


The good news though, is that you don't HAVE to choose between then Very Happy Yahtzee has made me laugh harder than most other comedians can. And his criticism is usually (or at least often) constructive in a very humorously dark way. So it can't be said that he's *just* trying to tear games down.

They're both good. Smile

Also- anyone who wants to laugh their ass off (and has a good sense of humor if they're a FF8 fan) should check out Spoony's reviews. They're not to be missed!



**Like 11 year olds on youtube "angrily" reviewing games older than they are.
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Postpsychokind Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:03 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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sorry for reviving this old one, but I just have to!

I watched all episodes of AVGN lately, and he's just so awesome... only by owning so much old console stuff you already rank in the upper 1% of important people on earth Very Happy
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PostJason Tandro Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:28 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's weird seeing my old reviews because I've found that the more I watch of AVGN and the more I watch of Zero Punctuation they're both refining their art, but I'd have to say that nowadays I'd probably give the edge to AVGN.
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Postanclunn Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:49 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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AVGN,

Zero puntuation is good humor, that uses video games as a means to the end of the humor, while AVGN does actual reviews. Also I'm more interested in retro games than new stuff.
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PostMantaray Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:10 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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since i, (shockingly enough) havn't thought about watching either of them, id say they both win and lose at the exact same same time. so that way their wins and losses will both go up one, thus rendering my vote useless Very Happy
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PostJason Tandro Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:52 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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sora-mage wrote:
since i, (shockingly enough) havn't thought about watching either of them, id say they both win and lose at the exact same same time. so that way their wins and losses will both go up one, thus rendering my vote useless Very Happy


The spam is strong with this one. Very Happy

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