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Submitted by terrortowers 963d ago | news

The AVGN Youtube Account has been Terminated

In an odd turn of events, James Rolfe's (A.K.A The Angry Videogame Nerd) Youtube Account has been found terminated today. All that remains of the page is a looming message from youtube: "This account has been terminated due to repeated or severe violations of our Terms of Service." and an appropriately placed "D:" logo (Angry Video Game Nerd, Arcade, AVGN, Culture, Retro)

Update changed the article to mention videos are back up on Cinemassacre now and the account has been reinstated on youtube

waltyftm  +   963d ago
Stupid Copyright issues, cinemassacre.com will fulfill your AVGN needs.
In the immortal words of James Rolfe:

"What were they thinking?!"
yeahokchief  +   962d ago
youtube's loss.

i will still check out this guys video's wherever he puts them.
SilentNegotiator  +   962d ago
Everyone that supports these new potential laws for blocking game content from being used in internet videos needs to be prepared for this; the death of fair use and power of corporations to prosecute without court.

Youtube is just "progressive" that way, doing it that way now in fear of being sued.
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Whitefox789  +   962d ago
Me and thousands of other users have already had problems with Sega recently.

In my case I posted a demo playthrough of Ryu Ga Gotoku 5 (known in the west as Yakuza 5).
admiralvic  +   962d ago
Yup.

While my channel is generally left alone by companies, I got a copyright notice on the "First 20 minutes" of E.X. Troopers and had my WHOLE VIDEOS sound muted for having a May'n song (games opening). Talk about lame!
matrixman92  +   963d ago
it should all be returned soon hopefully. The way I see it AVGN has been a HUGE part of internet/video game history, this will not go unnoticed. cinemassacre.com is always there though
Monkeycan8  +   963d ago
I tried to watch his videos on cinemassacre.com but the AVGN page wont load for me :(
cannon8800  +   963d ago
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! !!
cannon8800  +   963d ago
"He'd rather have, a buffalo, take a diarrhea dump in his ear..." best intro song ever!
J86blum  +   963d ago
-Throws a Rolling Rock- ASSS!
LAWSON72  +   963d ago
Man, avgn is awesome. Cant wait for the movie
Autolycus88   963d ago | Bad language | show
soraalam1  +   963d ago
Oh man, and yesterday I just saw him in my subscription feed upload a video.
tigertron  +   963d ago
Stupid Youtube.
cpayne93  +   963d ago
Hope this gets resolved soon. I love avgn.
DragonKnight  +   963d ago
WTF? I bet it was Sega. They went after all kinds of youtubers for Shining Force videos, who's to say that they wouldn't go after AVGN for any of their old school games. Youtube has seriously gone down the drain thanks to Google.
Bimkoblerutso  +   962d ago
Don't know why you're getting disagrees. It probably WAS Sega, given their long running vendetta against Shining Force fans (we're talking like, George Lucas levels of hate for the fans), and YouTube has become undeniably infamous for the copyright trolling since Google took over.

Basically big companies like Sega are trolling and youtube encourages the behavior.
hazelamy  +   963d ago
another victim of youtube's take down first, check the facts never, policy.

they should take down the accounts of companies that makes these false copyright claims.
AllroundGamer  +   963d ago
no biggie, i have all his episodes downloaded on my HDD :P (and there is also the cinemassacre site :) ) but this is also why i download all of my fav youtube videos to HDD.
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kingPoS  +   963d ago
Which method did you use, browser add-ons or ps3youtube?
Dark_Overlord  +   962d ago
keepvid.com works well to DL youtube vids :)
AllroundGamer  +   962d ago
browser add-ons
Conzul  +   962d ago
when using keepvid, remember to add "&fmt=22" to the end of the video string to download in 720p, and "&fmt=32" to download in 1080p quality.
jeenyus  +   963d ago
It could be him trolling in some way.
Tzuno  +   963d ago
YT kiss the nerd Ass. :)
Smashbro29  +   962d ago
Kind of a pain in the ass for him but I'm sure he has it all backed up and ready for upload elsewhere.
hivycox   962d ago | Bad language | show
phatfreddy1978  +   962d ago
wow that sucks I realy liked his vids had me laughing hope he can reload somewhere else.
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animegamingnerd  +   962d ago
youtube you shut someone great like the avgn down and yet keep crap like fred, raywilliamjohns, pewdiepie. also making the new horrible layout i really hate youtube most of the time
ALLWRONG  +   962d ago
Youtube

Taking the "you" out of "Youtube" for over 10 years.

Welcome to Paytube

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