For the video game featuring the maneuver after which the company is named, see Metroid (video game).
ScrewAttack Entertainment LLC
Industry Video games
Genre Video game reviews and entertainment
Founded February 15, 2006 (2006-02-15)
Founders Craig Skistimas
Tom Hanley
Headquarters Flower Mound, Texas, United States
Products Web shows
Owner Fullscreen
Parent Rooster Teeth

ScrewAttack Entertainment LLC is a production studio that creates video game entertainment on YouTube, as well as their website,, which launched February 15, 2006. In addition, ScrewAttack holds a yearly convention dubbed "SGC" in the Dallas, Texas area. Labeled as "The Biggest Party in Gaming", SGC features an array of panels ranging from gaming industry tycoons to YouTube celebrities, as well a 24-hour free-to-play arcade, exhibitor hall, and video game and cosplay tournaments. Recently, ScrewAttack can be found at other various gaming conventions, hosting a smaller free-to-play arcade similar to the ones at SGC.

The website features various original content as well as a variety of third party content from partners. The name and logo are derived from a spinning jump attack of the same name in the Metroid video game series.[1]


Craig Skistimas, founder and former general manager of ScrewAttack

ScrewAttack was created in 2006 by Craig Skistimas and Thomas Hanley. The first show featured on the site was an audio podcast called SideScrollers. 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.[2] Since working with GameTrailers, ScrewAttack's features have been downloaded over 245 million times from 2007 to 2009.[3] 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 Escapist Magazine.[4]

In September 2011, launched its new version, "The New ScrewAttack", which features several overhauled interfaces and designs to the website. Another website version, "Phase 2" was officially launched on May 22, 2012. Some of the new features of Phase 2 include the ability to customize profiles and the ability to "subscribe" to other members. Also included is the ability to create shows by uploading videos from the user's preferred video player. On the new profile is the "wall" (similar to the Facebook "wall"), allowing users to post items or comments in a similar manner to social networking sites. There is also a "feed" tab, showing the recent activity of other users that the user has subscribed to.

On March 28, 2014, ScrewAttack was acquired by Fullscreen. With the acquisition, Fullscreen rebranded its gaming-focused hub, Fullscreen Arcade, to ScrewAttack Network.[5][6][7]

On November 4, 2015, ScrewAttack announced that they would be partnering up and becoming part of Rooster Teeth's family.

On September 26, 2016, ScrewAttack released a video on their YouTube channel titled "EVERYTHING CHANGES", with the video itself just stating the date October 10, 2016. On that day, at 10 am CT, they released another video explaining how Craig, along with employees Shaun Bolen, Bryan Baker, and Parker Bohon, would be leaving the company, and making a spin-off brand known as "Game Attack", named after a gameplay series that had been airing for a few months at that point.

Shows and featurettes

Original shows

Partner shows

Prior shows

Original shows

Partner shows

Events and other media


Formerly known as "ScrewAttack Gaming Convention", SGC is a live event ScrewAttack produces annually for its fans. SGC was originally held in 2009 and 2010 and after a three-year hiatus to allow ScrewAttack to focus on other business opportunities the event returned after being successfully Kickstarted[18] by the ScrewAttack community. SGC 2013 was held at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas in June 2013. Its attendance topped 3500. SGC 2014 took place July 11–13, 2014 at the Sheraton Dallas with nearly 5000 in attendance. SGC 2015 took place July 17–19, 2015 at the Embassy Suites in Frisco, Texas.[19]

SGC was merged into Rooster Teeth's RTX expo following parent company Fullscreen's acquisition of both companies.

DVDs and Other Merchandise

ScrewAttack has created an abundance of merchandise, namely DVDs, of some of their and their partner's online content.

Year Title Availability
2007 Angry Video Game Nerd Vol. 1 In Print
2008 Angry Video Game Nerd Vol. 2 In Print
2009 ScrewAttack's 8-Bit Glory DVD Set Out of Print
2009 Angry Video Game Nerd Vol. 3 In Print
2010 ScrewAttack's Too Hot for the Internet In Print
2010 SGC 2010 Out of Print
2010 Metal Gear Ben In Print
2010 Talking Classics Vol. 1 In Print
2010 Angry Video Game Nerd Vol. 4 In Print
2011 Cinemassacre: Cinematic Catastrophies In Print
2011 Cinemassacre: The Deader the Better In Print
2011 Cinemassacre: Legend of the Blue Hole & The Head Incident In Print
2011 Angry Video Game Nerd Vol. 5 In Print
2012 Angry Video Game Nerd Vol. 6 In Print
2013 Angry Video Game Nerd Vol. 7 In Print
2015 Angry Video Game Nerd Vol. 8 In Print

ScrewAttack Games

ScrewAttack Games is a separate brand within ScrewAttack that focuses on digital titles.

Year Title Platform(s)
2010 Texting of the Bread iOS, Android (cancelled)
2013 Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Microsoft Windows, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS
2015 Disorder Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
2015 Jump 'N' Shoot Attack iOS, Android, Windows Phone
2016 Angry Video Game Nerd II: ASSimilation Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux


  1. "The New ScrewAttack". The New ScrewAttack. ScrewAttack Entertainment LLC. 2006–2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  2. "MTV Networks' GameTrailers Acquires Exclusive Rights To ScrewAttack Programming". GameTrailers. 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2007-06-10.
  3. Staff (2012). "GT Top Games". Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  8. Gutelle, Sam (December 12, 2014). "Gaming Channel ScrewAttack Announces Five New Web Series For 2015". Los Angeles: Tubefilter. Archived from the original on July 19, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  10. Gallagher, Danny (26 July 2010). "Being Keith Apicary — Meet the Borat of the Gaming World". AOL Inc.
  11. Resident Evil The Remake: I Don't Want This Mansion! The Completionist Episode 35 on YouTube
  12. Imagine: Wedding Designers- WHAT THE HELL? - The Completionist Episode 18 on YouTube
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  16. Monochrom: MyFaceSpace, the musical - Boing Boing TV

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