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The Complicated Legacy of The Original Angry Video Game Nerd

A little over a decade ago, one of the first gaming-related videos was uploaded to YouTube. It wasn’t a Let’s Play or a reaction video. Rather, it was a nearly 10-minute long takedown of an awful NES game by James Rolfe, AKA the Angry Video Game Nerd. Initially meant to be a joke among friends, the video expanded into…