Updated: Oct 25, 2020
In my insatiable search for retro video game nostalgia never have I come across an individual as unique and talented as James Rolfe. He is by far not only king of retro video gaming but a whole lot more. I recently interviewed James who is the creative mind behind Cinemassacre productions and star of the “Angry Video Game Nerd” YouTube series. James’ Cinemassacre productions are extremely entertaining and addicting as I find myself watching many of the segments repeatedly and have been introduced to a number of films and video games by him that I later would purchase and enjoy. Much to my disappointment I was unable to meet James personally but he was kind enough to answer all my questions in colorful detail. Anyone who watches Cinemassacre Productions on YouTube for the AVGN series, video game walkthroughs or his extensive collection of movie review segments would be interested in knowing a more behind the scenes look at this creative talent. Let’s take a closer look into the world of James Rolfe.
Believe it or not James did not always know he was going to pursue a career in cinematic arts and actually didn’t really start taking it seriously until he was about 15 years old. When he was younger he describes himself as a shy loner who wasn’t interested in what most of the mainstream youth were doing. He enjoyed creating art and amateur stage and movie productions with puppets, action figures and most enjoyably with friends when available which he’d hope would make people laugh and connect him to the crowd. As James got older he became more interested in filming as it combined all the creative arts and which he said “Was the best way to express myself and tell the stori