WHO IS THE ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD?
Angry Video Game Nerd (abbreviated as AVGN, and formerly known as Angry Nintendo Nerd) is an American comedy retrogaming web series, created by and starring James Rolfe. The series centers on Rolfe’s character, “The Nerd”, a “short-tempered” video game fanatic who delivers commentary and sketches on retro video games he considers to be of poor quality. The show would later encompass reviews of gaming consoles, peripherals, and short lectures about video game history and culture.
We are more than excited to host his attendance and will have details about his arrival, and scheduled activities, as convention day draws near!
POT BONUSES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A FUTURE DATE TO BE DETERMINED!
Venue Fee: TBA
This covers your fee into RetroGameCon, so stay and enjoy the convention!
$10 Dollar Entry Per Game:
Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (Xbox 360)
Ultra Street Fighter IV (Xbox 360)
Mortal Kombat X (PS4)
Smash Bros Melee (Gamecube)
Smash 4 (Wii U)
*Game list subject to change
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What does it take to develop a brand new NES game? Considering the limitations of the 30 year old console, is it even a worthwhile pursuit? In a time of photo-realistic graphics, credible virtual reality, online playability, and infinite game mechanic possibilities, why has the NES aesthetic retained its relevance? These are just a few of the questions posed by the documentary The New 8-bit Heroes.
In 1988, 8-year old Central New Yorker Joe Granato designed a Nintendo game. Like so many his age, he sent the plans for this game to Nintendo of America, fully expecting to see his visions realized. And like so many his age, his plans were returned to him with a polite rejection form letter. Crushed, the illustrations were filed away and eventually lost to time. Almost thirty years later upon a return visit to his former home in Whitesboro, he stumbled upon what was left of these designs. He realized that as a programmer in his adult life, he now had the capability to bring the world to life. But could he actually build it for a legitimate gray cartridge? The New 8-bit Heroes documentary follows his independent game development team as they interact with homebrew developers the world over to discover the complexities of creating Mystic Searches, a brand new addition to the NES library of gray cartridges.
So far, various prototypes for Mystic Searches have shown up being played on ABC’s The Goldbergs, in the IGN studios, and at several retro gaming conventions across the US. As a homecoming for Granato, he will be unveiling a final prototype at RetroGameCon, discussing the significant ties that this new 8-bit game world has to Central New York, and offering insight into how others, even those with zero experience, can get started developing their own NES games.
What more can be said about Mega Man? Come to this panel to find out! Join James McKay (Zelda Panel last year) as he takes you through the journey that is the mega franchise of Mega Man! From the cool to the uncool, to the genius, to the downright strange. Come join the discussion of the blue robot hero from conception to future!
YouTube personality “GRIMSIE42” will be joining us at this year’s RetroGameCon! We are excited to have him back!!
Check out his video review of RetroGameCon2014!
More Announcements To Come!
Grimsie42 – RetroGameCon 2014 Pickups, and Review
Interested in being a vendor for RetroGameCon 2015? Get the application here!
The first of many announcements to come: YouTube personalities “The Game Chasers” will be attending this year’s RetroGameCon and we are happy to host them!
The Game Chasers on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/
The Game Chasers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
Save the date! Saturday November 14, 2015, RetroGameCon will be returning to Syracuse, New York.
We are excited to announce that this year our gaming celebration will be held at The New York State Fairgrounds, inside the Center of Progress Building!
Much more info to come!
Keep an eye out for future updates about our 2015 event!