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'''Joueur du Grenier''' (''"Attic Gamer"''), real name Frédéric Molas, is a very popular reviewer on French-speaking YouTube, creator of a video series of the same name where he reviews old video games with comedy. Some specials has him reviewing nostalgic cartoons or TV shows instead. His videos get millions of views.
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''Joueur du Grenier'' (''"Attic Gamer"''), real name Frédéric Molas, is a very popular reviewer on French-speaking YouTube, creator of a video series of the same name where he reviews old video games with comedy. Some specials have him reviewing nostalgic cartoons or TV shows instead. His videos get millions of views and he is one of the most famous French YouTubers.
  
Being inspired by Cinemassacre'''Angry Video Game Nerd'' (James Rolfe), Molas started the ''Joueur du Grenier'' series in 2009 and keeps making them to this day. His gimmick is quite similar to the AVGN (angrily reviewing game, destroying cartridge...), but most of his viewers are unfamiliar with Rolfe's work and over the years, he added his own flavour to it by using a lot of typically French humor and cultural references. Very few of his videos have been subtitled for foreign viewers, As much of his comedy is untranslatable (Especially the frequent use of puns).
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However, '''some very notable episodes he made have not been released''' for public viewing.
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==Background==
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Being inspired by Cinemassacre's ''Angry Video Game Nerd'' (James Rolfe), Molas started the ''Joueur du Grenier'' series in 2009 and keeps making them to this day. His gimmick is quite similar to the AVGN (i.e. angrily reviewing a game, destroying cartridge...), but most of his viewers are unfamiliar with Rolfe's work and over the years, he added his own flavor to it by using a lot of typically French humor and cultural references. Very few of his videos have been subtitled for foreign viewers, as much of his comedy is untranslatable (especially the frequent use of puns).
  
 
He is popular enough to have been several times on other famous YouTube shows and getting his own comic book series.
 
He is popular enough to have been several times on other famous YouTube shows and getting his own comic book series.
  
He made a cameo appearance in Cinemassacre's Mike Matei'''NES Hacks'' video and Doug Walker (from ThatGuyWithTheGlasses) made cameos in two of Joueur du Grenier's videos (the ''Platoon/Metal Gear r''eview and the ''Elite Forces/GIGN'' review).
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He made a cameo appearance in Cinemassacre's Mike Matei's ''NES Hacks'' video and Doug Walker (aka The Nostalgia Critic) made cameos in two of Joueur du Grenier's videos (the ''Platoon/Metal Gear'' review and the ''Elite Forces/GIGN'' review).
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==Cancelled episodes==
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===Pilot: "Big Review"===
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During a Twitch livestream where he commented on his older videos, Molas revealed that his show was originally going to be called ''Big Review'' and would focus on reviewing online Flash games. He was afraid of being unfavorably compared to the Angry Video Game Nerd and so wanted to focus on reviewing something different. The title of this series was inspired by French singer Carlos' hit song ''Big Bisou'' and the show's opening theme would be a parody rendition. Joueur du Grenier has often been compared to Carlos himself (both being overweight bearded men in Hawaiian shirts) and it seems to be a leftover inspiration.
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Molas shot at least one pilot episode of ''Big Review'' but in the end, he decided to focus on reviewing retro video games and not care about people who'd accuse him of being a copycat. The only footage that is confirmed to still exist of ''Big Review'' is a reaction shot that he reused for the first ''Joueur du Grenier'' episode focused on ''Tintin in Tibet''. This same reaction shot has been used as the basis for the show's logo and channel icon.
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===Goonies 2===
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[[File:Goonies.jpg|thumb|300px|Screenshot from the opening credits: ''Goonies II'' is the only unreviewed game shown.]]
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Joueur du Grenier's opening theme credits have many excerpts of his first game review episodes. However, for a split second, An excerpt showing the ''Goonies II ''NES game is shown. This has baffled some fans since there never was a ''Goonies II'' review video by Joueur du Grenier.
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In a (now-deleted) forum topic, Molas himself explained that he began '''shooting a review of ''Goonies II''''', but as work progressed, he realized he didn't have enough material for a full episode and so cancelled it. Despite this, he still used footage of this game for his opening credits.
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Apart from this, he didn't release any of the shot footage and it is unknown if he will ever release it, as a DVD extra or a portion of a multi-games review episode.
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On April 6th, 2016, in his ''X-Perts'' review, Joueur du Grenier actually addresses the short footage of ''Goonies II'' that has appeared in his opening sequence for years despite never making a review of the game. He makes a very quick review, saying it isn't too bad. When asked why he even inserted the game's footage inside his opening, he replies that was because he rushed it.
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However, the review here looks recent and made for this episode (with the notable audio/video quality and Fred's voice sounding different from his early reviewing years), and the original material probably seems to still be lost.
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===SimCity 2013===
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Molas also talked in a Twitch livestream about an unreleased special episode that reviewed ''SimCity'' (more coloquially known as ''SimCity 2013''). He did this video after he visited the USA and had a meeting with people from Maxis as they finished developing the game, and so he played ''SimCity'' before official release. While he described his filmed review as mostly positive towards the game, he still expressed a few criticisms towards the product.
  
==The Cancelled Video==
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When he showed the video to Electronic Arts for approval, the department was very agressive towards him for not being fully positive, and he was forbidden from not only uploading the review but was also under the threat of having his channel shut down.
  
[[File:Goonies.jpg|thumb|Screenshot from the opening credits: Goonies II is the only unreviewed game shown.]]Joueur du Grenier's opening theme credits has many excerpts of his first game review episodes. However, for a split second, An excerpt showing the ''Goonies II ''NES game is shown. This has baffled some fans since there never was a ''Goonies II'' review video by Joueur du Grenier.
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To this day, the episode has not resurfaced. Molas described one scene from the video where he leaned against letter "M" of the "Maxis" logo until it only showed the word "Axis" (making a joke relating to the Axis of World War II).
  
In a (now deleted) forum topic, Molas himself explained that he began shooting a review of ''Goonies II'', but as work progressed, he realized he didn't have enough material for a full episode and so cancelled it. Despite this, he still used footage of this game for his opening credits.
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Apart from this, He didn't release any of the shot footage and it is unknown if he will ever release it, As a DVD extra or a portion of a multi-games review episode.
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Frédéric Molas, aka Joueur du Grenier (Attic Gamer).

Status: Lost

Joueur du Grenier ("Attic Gamer"), real name Frédéric Molas, is a very popular reviewer on French-speaking YouTube, creator of a video series of the same name where he reviews old video games with comedy. Some specials have him reviewing nostalgic cartoons or TV shows instead. His videos get millions of views and he is one of the most famous French YouTubers.

However, some very notable episodes he made have not been released for public viewing.

Background[edit | edit source]

Being inspired by Cinemassacre's Angry Video Game Nerd (James Rolfe), Molas started the Joueur du Grenier series in 2009 and keeps making them to this day. His gimmick is quite similar to the AVGN (i.e. angrily reviewing a game, destroying cartridge...), but most of his viewers are unfamiliar with Rolfe's work and over the years, he added his own flavor to it by using a lot of typically French humor and cultural references. Very few of his videos have been subtitled for foreign viewers, as much of his comedy is untranslatable (especially the frequent use of puns).

He is popular enough to have been several times on other famous YouTube shows and getting his own comic book series.

He made a cameo appearance in Cinemassacre's Mike Matei's NES Hacks video and Doug Walker (aka The Nostalgia Critic) made cameos in two of Joueur du Grenier's videos (the Platoon/Metal Gear review and the Elite Forces/GIGN review).

Cancelled episodes[edit | edit source]

Pilot: "Big Review"[edit | edit source]

During a Twitch livestream where he commented on his older videos, Molas revealed that his show was originally going to be called Big Review and would focus on reviewing online Flash games. He was afraid of being unfavorably compared to the Angry Video Game Nerd and so wanted to focus on reviewing something different. The title of this series was inspired by French singer Carlos' hit song Big Bisou and the show's opening theme would be a parody rendition. Joueur du Grenier has often been compared to Carlos himself (both being overweight bearded men in Hawaiian shirts) and it seems to be a leftover inspiration.

Molas shot at least one pilot episode of Big Review but in the end, he decided to focus on reviewing retro video games and not care about people who'd accuse him of being a copycat. The only footage that is confirmed to still exist of Big Review is a reaction shot that he reused for the first Joueur du Grenier episode focused on Tintin in Tibet. This same reaction shot has been used as the basis for the show's logo and channel icon.

Goonies 2[edit | edit source]

Screenshot from the opening credits: Goonies II is the only unreviewed game shown.

Joueur du Grenier's opening theme credits have many excerpts of his first game review episodes. However, for a split second, An excerpt showing the Goonies II NES game is shown. This has baffled some fans since there never was a Goonies II review video by Joueur du Grenier.

In a (now-deleted) forum topic, Molas himself explained that he began shooting a review of Goonies II, but as work progressed, he realized he didn't have enough material for a full episode and so cancelled it. Despite this, he still used footage of this game for his opening credits.

Apart from this, he didn't release any of the shot footage and it is unknown if he will ever release it, as a DVD extra or a portion of a multi-games review episode.

On April 6th, 2016, in his X-Perts review, Joueur du Grenier actually addresses the short footage of Goonies II that has appeared in his opening sequence for years despite never making a review of the game. He makes a very quick review, saying it isn't too bad. When asked why he even inserted the game's footage inside his opening, he replies that was because he rushed it.

However, the review here looks recent and made for this episode (with the notable audio/video quality and Fred's voice sounding different from his early reviewing years), and the original material probably seems to still be lost.

SimCity 2013[edit | edit source]

Molas also talked in a Twitch livestream about an unreleased special episode that reviewed SimCity (more coloquially known as SimCity 2013). He did this video after he visited the USA and had a meeting with people from Maxis as they finished developing the game, and so he played SimCity before official release. While he described his filmed review as mostly positive towards the game, he still expressed a few criticisms towards the product.

When he showed the video to Electronic Arts for approval, the department was very agressive towards him for not being fully positive, and he was forbidden from not only uploading the review but was also under the threat of having his channel shut down.

To this day, the episode has not resurfaced. Molas described one scene from the video where he leaned against letter "M" of the "Maxis" logo until it only showed the word "Axis" (making a joke relating to the Axis of World War II).

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Joueur du Grenier addresses the Goonies II allusion at the beginning of this review.