ScrewAttack Founder Craig Talks About The Brand's Death

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  • Published on Apr 3, 2019
  • With ScrewAttack going away forever, this gave Craig (the founder of ScrewAttack) the opportunity to talk his experiences and how it made an impact in the video game world. This is a highlight version of the original stream from February.
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  • Patrico Man
    Patrico Man 11 days ago

    Thank you Craig and ScrewAttack!!

  • Victor Malopito-Faletogo

    Damn i missed my opportunity to speak on this stream. I first joined them in 08 on "Top 10 worse ways to die in video games" and thought they were hilarious. I bookmark their website and always checked updates from them. Fast forward in 2010 i became a G1 and went under the name "boomba206". I made my first video reviewing wrestlemania back in 2010. I was extremely happy to noticed 1 week later I was on the G1 spotlight. Getting recognized for my video by bryan was the most happiest days of my life. I bever thought i would get noticed. It was amazing. I love the content on there (clip of the week, hard news and top 10 were my favorites. Including the "top 10 theme song. Catchy AF). Thank you for that. It was amazing.

  • Joe Jensen
    Joe Jensen Month ago

    I wondered where this cringy loser who cut anyone's throat to get an extra buck out of Screwattack went to. It's hilarious seeing how far the mighty has fallen.

    • Game Attack
      Game Attack  Month ago +1

      are you ok? btw, we're doing wonderfully over on Twitch. Thanks for your concern!

  • BonusRoundTube
    BonusRoundTube Month ago

    Screwattack... Thank you for helping me come of aga and find myself.
    -G1 Cyop (2007 - Life)

  • Prince Fabulous
    Prince Fabulous 2 months ago

    5:09
    Could you elaborate? What kind of things did you say that you are referring to here?

  • TJ of Carolina
    TJ of Carolina 2 months ago +1

    I remember ScrewAttack primarily for the top 10s

  • BlueSmokeGamer
    BlueSmokeGamer 2 months ago

    Damn man, I thought you retired from youtube and got a normal job

  • DLo Project
    DLo Project 2 months ago

    I kept my screenshots from the times you featured me on the front page of ScrewAttack! It was so fun knowing that people got to see my work. Thanks Craig!

  • hiczok
    hiczok 3 months ago

    I cannot find the screwattack hat of power commercial anywhere... it was my favourite screwattack video ! You know, the one from 10 years ago with You and the hat

  • ArcFlash 64
    ArcFlash 64 3 months ago

    I miss Screw Attack, Gametrailers, and G4... Miss watching for AVGN and Pop Fiction.

  • El
    El 3 months ago

    RIP Screw Attack.
    I’ll always remember my time with ScrewAttack on GT.

  • Geeeee8
    Geeeee8 3 months ago

    So is this why all the hard news episodes are gone?

  • mountaindewmofo
    mountaindewmofo 3 months ago

    Destin killed screw attack when he left ....

  • loveduringketchup
    loveduringketchup 3 months ago

    When can I hear the mario 2 music in this video???

  • Diggy22
    Diggy22 3 months ago

    AVGN brought me to ScrewAttack, and I'm glad he did.

    • Yoshifan0312
      Yoshifan0312 3 months ago +1

      Diggy22 Other way for me. I was pretty late to AVGN.

  • social media
    social media 3 months ago

    *Is it true jose the mexicano from screwattack was murdered in mexico?*

  • Justin Montreuil
    Justin Montreuil 4 months ago

    I am going to miss the old ScrewAttack from 2006 to early 2019. It has been a place of humor, of creativity and of community all these years. Your work in animation has inspired me into doing work on animation and it's sad to see ScrewAttack gone forever. I will miss you guys always.
    RIP ScrewAttack
    February 2006 - February 2019

  • HandheldGamer1991
    HandheldGamer1991 4 months ago

    clip of the week was one of my fav. video series you guys made back in the day :D

  • NJdevil1986
    NJdevil1986 4 months ago

    RIP in pieces

  • Rajan
    Rajan 4 months ago

    ScrewAttack will be missed. It was a big part of high school and college. Does anyone know where there is a archive of the old ScrewAttack videos before Rooster Teeth? Also I just bought some ScrewAttack merch while the Rooster Teeth store still has stock.

  • myr576
    myr576 4 months ago

    To bad they never got Jared in to say a couple words, wonder what ever happened to him...

  • CASH MONEY
    CASH MONEY 4 months ago

    I first saw them, the nerd and pop fiction when they were part of game trailers. So much has changed then but I wouldn’t have been able to if it weren’t for all these guys.

  • Vinny Hyde
    Vinny Hyde 4 months ago

    R.I.P screwattack 😢 I loved their videos 😢😭

  • Jake Hamilton
    Jake Hamilton 5 months ago

    Okay I’m very confused as to what happened...

  • Andy Bell
    Andy Bell 5 months ago

    My 1st foray into video game vids......RIP. I will never forget the top 10 'OMG WTF Moments'!

  • Zombi the homunculus
    Zombi the homunculus 5 months ago

    That video almost had me crying in the end

  • Keven Velasquez
    Keven Velasquez 5 months ago

    My favorite memory with Screw Attack was when they watched the super Mario movies with a mst3k twist. That was a real fun video.

  • Qlbie DB
    Qlbie DB 5 months ago +1

    I cried....

  • ironfist133
    ironfist133 5 months ago

    got into these guys thrugh Game Trailers back in 07 along with AVGN. old times n memories

  • TheMadHaatter
    TheMadHaatter 5 months ago +1

    Maaaayn I remember watchin Avgn which lead me over to Screwattack and so many good greators and shows. Hard News, Brentalfloss, Your OWN top 10s Craig really molded my young brain into a deep love for retro games

  • Acromat /ak-roh-mat/
    Acromat /ak-roh-mat/ 5 months ago

    I'm a little late to the party, but ScrewAttack had a really significant impact on my life that has influenced it to this day. It introduced me to AVGN (I was fortunate enough to work on a few VFX shots for the movie), and was the stepping stone to discovering Gametrailers (and now I chat with those guys on a regular basis and do graphics for them). To this very day I'll go back from time to time to rewatch my favorite videos (i.e. the eating challenges). My love and respect for retro videogames started at ScrewAttack, my hype for the Wii grew with GameJew, and all the while I got my daily recap with Hard News. A lot of really successful people can trace their journeys all the way to two awkward dudes choosing an even more awkward-sounding domain name. Thank you Craig! Thank you ScrewAttack!

  • Kenn Sampson
    Kenn Sampson 5 months ago

    I was introduced to Screwattack from a Video Game Vault of Ristar (a game i loved as a kid) way back in 2009. It got me into retro gaming From there, Hard News with Daily Destin/Jared and looked forward to Sidescrollers every Wednesday. I loved ScrewAttack so much. I am grateful that Game Attack lives on, and your passion.

  • garfoonga1
    garfoonga1 6 months ago

    wow, just googled up screwattack today because I heard a lets player reference it. I was watching since I was in the fifth grade, I'm 26 now. Thanks for everything screwattack. Thanks for giving us projared

  • rmkw4291
    rmkw4291 6 months ago

    I miss good old ScrewAttack and GameTrailers from 2008-2012 watching videos constantly from my 6th Form and Uni years in that era as a little distraction from studying my subjects.

    Today I feel that video game industry is very focused on new updates every so often to improve the experience for newer/younger players (and these guys are usually 8/9 year olds dammit!)

  • phillipboyette
    phillipboyette 6 months ago

    Screwattack was a huge part of my life man damn

  • Nightmare Zer0
    Nightmare Zer0 6 months ago

    I remember finding out about ScrewAttack by randomly getting featured on Speedrun Sunday back in 2006 (I did the Mega Man X2 Upgrades Run). I was sad to see it go.

  • RetroBreak
    RetroBreak 6 months ago

    Great memories of Screw Attack!

  • willy24able
    willy24able 6 months ago

    If only this channel would make a Top 10, video game news, "Let's Plays", or even Video Game Review, it would've been more interesting. But as it is, anyone can do certain subjects better. Watchmojo was popular with Top 10, the internet elaborates on video game news better than before, and a few does the Video Game Review & "Le'ts Plays" better like Gamexplain, Somecallmejohnny, & SGB.

  • stevenstone
    stevenstone 6 months ago +1

    I used to watch screwattack but then I just stopped and next thing I know now it's ded

  • David King
    David King 6 months ago

    I mostly miss SGC - it was the only close(ish) gaming convention to Kansas City

  • Hillcrest Games
    Hillcrest Games 6 months ago +1

    Craig! Make a new website with a focus on community content again! GA as a channel is cool and everything but the world has needed Captain Internet to return ever since the SA site moved to Rooster Teeth.

  • Mariguana
    Mariguana 6 months ago

    I remember watching their top 10 videos when I was 9. Memories :(

  • Witchspawn Deathmetal
    Witchspawn Deathmetal 6 months ago

    Hard News, SideScrollers, VG Vault, Top 10, the evil Craig skits, I’ll miss those but I’m glad you’re still doing your own thing here with GA

  • Emmanuel Castro
    Emmanuel Castro 6 months ago

    My dream was to one day have enough money to fly out to SGC and meet you all in person. I’ve been watching Screwattack since 2011 and they helped me get through times were I had nothing. I moved from my hometown, no job, no education, and no motivation at all to get up every day. However, I used to watch videos in Gametrailers and Screwattack videos were always the best. I remember watching sidescrollers like it was my news of the day. So sad that Screwattack is over, so many memories live there and I would’ve love to meet the crew in person. Thank you Craig for all the memories

  • Infinite
    Infinite 6 months ago +1

    The shake in Nick's voice was heartbreaking. RIP ScrewAttack, long live GameAttack

    You guys are some of the guys that inspired me to make content. Thank you

  • Goomers
    Goomers 6 months ago

    I honestly am not who I am today without Screwattack. Stumbling upon a Top Ten vid circa 2009 cast me into the void and I couldn’t get out. The family; the laughs; the anticipation of a new Sidescrollers every week; VGV and AVGN getting me into retro gaming; Sam’s swag; Nick breaking EVERYTHING; Chad’s dad puns; Ben’s cute face; me crying on the couch while remotely watching Angel give speeches at SGC; all beautiful things that will go down in internet lore forever. Pouring one out. ⚡️🍻⚡️

  • Neat Reference
    Neat Reference 7 months ago

    so I watched a lot is ScrewAttack back in the day. Where _exactly_ do I recognize this guy from?

  • Edgardo Olivares
    Edgardo Olivares 7 months ago

    Screw attack isn’t dead

  • Treyworld
    Treyworld 7 months ago

    You knew about Jared's behavior all along, didn't you? Someone needs to speak up now.

  • Don Nguyen
    Don Nguyen 7 months ago

    Where is Ben?

  • Fonso_Arc
    Fonso_Arc 7 months ago

    I miss the old screwattack top 10s with stuttering Craig in it. No offense but Nervous Nick killed it.

  • Auxiliary Infantry
    Auxiliary Infantry 7 months ago

    I just saw the story today. I had not been watching much from ScrewAttack in a long while but it is sad to see it go but if anything, it has been reborn as Game Attack. I had been watching it since it was introduced to me on GameTrailers when the website was still around with Top 10s and AVGN. I definitely will be checking out Game Attack on Twitch.

  • BEATead
    BEATead 7 months ago

    Rip Screwattack the top 10, all the pranks you pulled on Hòse and other people and livestreaming DKC 2 man the memories.

  • Dodokai
    Dodokai 7 months ago

    I want to watch the entire unedited stream??? Can I?

  • Shea McGladdery
    Shea McGladdery 7 months ago +2

    I wonder what Craig thinks of the ProJared thing 🤔

    • Miss Ace
      Miss Ace 7 months ago

      Well seeing that Jared was fired from Screwattack I guess he knew along that there was something wrong with Jared....

  • Shea McGladdery
    Shea McGladdery 7 months ago

    I missed clip of the week :(

  • Rocknelson4
    Rocknelson4 7 months ago +8

    Hi it's May of 2019 and hearing Craig say "Jared has such a good limp body" has a totally different context now

  • Roy Summerland
    Roy Summerland 7 months ago

    I feel like the end of the Screwattack golden era was when Jared left. Great content till the end but that was the start imo

    • Roy Summerland
      Roy Summerland 7 months ago +1

      @Dodokai spoke too soon perfect timing😂😂😂😂

    • Dodokai
      Dodokai 7 months ago +1

      Ya still feel like that bud???

  • Alexander Vincent Nabong

    The Screwin Around blew up Lets Plays

  • Joshua Watts
    Joshua Watts 7 months ago

    I just what Hard News and the pencil toss back