All i can say is meh. You got some work to do on it but once you find your own you will be much better off.
The best way to become moderately famous these days is to make it on a reality tv show (which almost guarantees you "work" forever on VH1), become a celebrity through YouTube or start up a popular web site.
It may only be 15 minutes of fame in some cases but it is still fame.
Aren't 2/3 of the people who start sites like MySpace, Facebook, etc. just dropouts anyway?
I've made it clear on this web site more times than I can count that I don't find the AVGN "funny" and that isn't because I don't "get" his humor. Because I do. I just don't like that style of humor.
The other thing is that he sells an awful lot of merchandise and presumably gets a little money for lending his name to events, services or products, all of it as a direct result of posting a few videos on YouTube.
I do give him credit for finding a niche and putting a lot of work into his videos. But unfortunately, AVGN's success deludes a lot of naive people into assuming they can easily do the same thing he did.
True, I do need to find my own niche and hopefully I will soon.
But unfortunately, The Beatles' success deludes a lot of naive people into assuming they can easily do the same thing they did.
But unfortunately, The Sex Pistols' success deludes a lot of naive people into assuming they can easily do the same thing they did.
But unfortunately, Weird Al's success deludes a lot of naive people into assuming they can easily do the same thing he did.
This is not a new phenomenon. I fail to see how "posting a few videos on youtube" is any different than getting some buddies together in a garage, playing four chords, and being in the right place at the right time. The only difference is now you've got instant exposure if you do make it big, rather than years of climbing up the performance ladder.
I will do what it takes to be original. Kirby review is very close to being finished.
Last edited by alexander4488; 06-17-2009 at 07:08 PM.
Everybody needs to stop trying to be The Angry Video Game Nerd. These imitators are embarrassing to watch.
I watched it. You need to stop acting like AVGN. It will only inspire negative criticism. Your editing is pretty good though, and I like how you don't spend a lot of face time in front of the camera like the Happy Console Gamer.
Thanks. Watch my Kirby one if you can. Apparently it's my best one yet.
Check out an intro I made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NdYtHAiHXc
I know it's too bright. That's been mentioned before. Didn't take long to make anyway. It's pretty cool, but I think it needs to be polished up some more. What do you think?
I say their is definite improvement over the videos, but the cursing is just distracting. Maybe instead of throwing out strange AVGN style phrases (which I do not believe really help his or your videos) make a conscious effort to focus on flaws or something people really have a problem with in a game. I really did not care for AVGN that much until he started cutting down on the swearing and focused on the actual gameplay/level design more. I believe their is more of a fan base if you focus on the actual game and not the theatrics.
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Last edited by alexander4488; 07-01-2009 at 09:58 PM.
Couldn't enjoy it. Still sounds like your ripping off the Angry Video game Nerd. How much cursing do you really need? I know bill and ted is a bad game but how many curse words can you use?
Okay. I'll cut down on the swearing for my Alvin & the Chipmunks PS2 review.
I recommend that, as The Game Dude, you wear a cowboy hat in your next review.
Seriously though, despite whatever comparisons you get to AVGN, you get props just for continuing to do something you're passionate about, and putting effort into it, even in the face of so much negativity. There's way too many people doing videos of them just opening boxes or showing their reactions to other videos out there.