ScrewAttack Video Game Vault

screwattack-video-game-vaultGameTrailers (also known as GT) is a media website that specializes in video game related content. It provides free access to original programming (such as previews and reviews), game trailers and recorded game play. Along with standard definition, many of the video clips are offered in high resolution.

Starting with season 2, new episodes were instead aired first on GameTrailers.com. After about a year, episodes aired on GameTrailers would be re-aired on James Rolfe’s YouTube page, but in many cases, the episodes would be aired out of order.

On March 17, 2010, Rolfe announced that he was suffering from burnout as a result of constantly writing, starring and directing in the videos, and that the show would be entering a brief hiatus. It was scheduled to return sometime in May 2010; however, an episode was released on April 30, 2010. As of August 9, 2011, a complete list of episodes was revealed to have been created at Cinemassacre.com, announced through the AVGN Facebook page.

Users can upload videos, create blogs, and participate in forums. On the past version of GameTrailers users could join and create factions, which had their own private forums. Factions were cut when the website was revamped, along with the GTD currency system, as well as forum levels.

Viacom Media Networks acquired rights to some of ScrewAttack’s programming (Top 10’s, Video Game Vault and the Angry Video Game Nerd) adding it to their GameTrailers service. Since working with GameTrailers, ScrewAttack’s features have been downloaded over 245 million times from 2007 to 2009. Overall ScrewAttack’s content has been viewed over 1 Billion times through its website and various syndication partners including YouTube, GameTrailers, IGN, Revision 3 and EscapistMagazine.

In February 2007, ScrewAttack started providing content including Top Tens, Video Game Vault entries and episodes of The Angry Video Game Nerd for GameTrailers. Shortly after, Spike’s Game Head also started to cooperate with GameTrailers.

In September 2011, ScrewAttack.com launched its new version, “The New ScrewAttack”, which features several overhauled designs and interfaces to the website. Some of the new features of Phase 2 include the ability to customize profiles and the ability to “subscribe” to other members. Included is the ability to create shows by uploading videos from the user’s preferred video player.

GameTrailers’ first version of its magazine style show was GT Weekly and premiered in August 2005, hosted by Amanda MacKay and Daniel Kayser. After 44 episodes, in March 2007, the show was rebranded as GameOne and given a live chat where viewers could talk about the show.

Episodes 1-17 are included on the Angry Video Game Nerd: Volume 1 DVD set. Episodes 20-39 as well as a scene from episode 19 are included on the Volume 2 DVD set, which spans three discs. Episodes 40-62 are included on Volume 3, which again spans three discs. Volume 6 includes episodes 98-107, as well as episodes from James Rolfe’s You Know What’s Bullshit series. The most recent release, Volume 7, includes episodes 108-114 on its first disc, while the other two discs are dedicated to an assortment of convention footage.

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