Gamers Turn into Zombies in Clip from Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie
James Rolfe is best known for his acerbic web series, The Angry Video Game Nerd, in which he lambasts terrible video games, and for which he has been hailed as "the everyman's video game reviewer." But now, he's reprising his role as the Nerd in a feature-length movie version of his series. It follows the Nerd as he becomes disheartened that his video game reviews are leading to higher sales for all of the terrible video games. He then investigates the urban legend that over a million copies of Eee Tee, supposedly the "worst video game of all time," were buried in the deserts of New Mexico (so Roswell jokes abound, of course).
In the above clip, the consequences for the dissemination of low-quality video games leads to a zombie apocalypse, at least in a "low-budget" dream sequence. James Finn, who wrote and directed the film along with Rolfe, spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the scene's reflection of the movie's overall themes: "I think his fans turning into zombies by playing this game represents the corporate hubris of the video game industry in the '80s. Those guys churning out bad video games for profit while depleting our allowance money was pretty traumatic for us young gamers, I must say."
Here is the official trailer for the film:
[Credit: Cinemassacre Productions]
The film was released on VOD on September 2, and is expected to be released on DVD by the end of the year.