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Welcome to the Nerds Without Pants podcast! We're here to talk to you about games, comics, movies, and Jason Statham. Listen to our organized chaos, and join in the discussion with your letters. Keep it pantsless, internet!

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    • Nov 24, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 2h 11m AVG DURATION
    • 480 EPISODES

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    Latest episodes from Nerds Without Pants

    Episode 213: Secret Jedi

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 206:43

    This episode is late and I’m in so much pain writing this that I can’t think straight. You know the drill: we talked about stuff. For a long time. About video games. 00:00 – 14:17 Doves 14:25 – 01:40:52 STAGE SELECT: What video game worlds would you like to live in? 01:41:01 – 03:00:45 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Unpacking, Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite, Gears of War 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider 03:01:22 – 03:20:21 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Final Fantasy XV vs Dragon Quest XI 03:20:30 – 03:26:43 Outro NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are the games that relax you the most? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Super Metroid vs Castlevania: Symphony of the Night SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON DECEMBER 3 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Twitter: @NWPcast Email: NWPcast@gmail.com Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.  

    Episode 212: The Coolest Buttons to Button

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 217:59

    Welcome to another banger of an episode of Nerds Without Pants! We hope this episode pushes all of your buttons, because that’s the topic of the day: BUTTONS! It will make sense when you listen to it, we promise. We also cover a handful of recent releases, and Serious Sam steps into the cage with Turok Evolution! 00:00 - 07:06 Introduction 07:16 – 01:25:13 STAGE SELECT: What are some of your favorite buttons in gaming? 01:25:22 - 03:08:32 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Tales of Arise, Inscryption, Wilder Myth, Alan Wake Remastered, Corpse Party (PS4), Guardians of the Galaxy, Julian’s Persona 5 Royal check-in 03:09:08 – 03:26:08 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Serious Sam vs Turok Evolution 03:26:17 – 03:37:59 Outro NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are the video game worlds you would like to live in the most, and where would your home be? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Final Fantasy XV vs Dragon Quest XI SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 11/19 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Twitter: @NWPcast Email: NWPcast@gmail.com Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.    

    Episode 211: Halloween Havoc: Cool Ghouls

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 240:38

    It’s the spoopy time of year, which means it’s time for Halloween Havoc on Nerds Without Pants! We are once again joined by show co-founder and horror writer Rob Ottone to talk about game characters and creatures that scare us. Also: Resident Evil 4 takes on Dead Space 2 in the steel cage! 00:00 - 09:26 Introduction 09:37 – 02:33:51 STAGE SELECT: Video game characters and creatures that scare us 02:34:00 – 03:31:28 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Rob’s big news, Alan Wake Remastered, Only Murders in the Building, Tales of Arise, Haunted Chocolatier 03:32:05 – 03:51:50 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Resident Evil 4 vs Dead Space 2 03:52:02 – 04:00:38 Outro NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are some of your favorite video game “buttons”? (Can be a particular in-game action or a physical hardware button) VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Serious Sam vs Turok: Evolution SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 11/5 TO BE ON THE SHOW!   Twitter: @NWPcast Email: NWPcast@gmail.com Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.  

    Episode 210: Parakeet Prison

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 155:38

    Welcome back to a very chill episode of Nerds Without Pants! As we gear up for our annual Halloween Havoc episode, we got together for an all Consumption-Junction edition of the show. Even though we didn’t cover very many games we still had plenty to talk about, but you probably could have guessed that already. There really isn’t a lot to write about in these show notes. Justin is in love with Tales of Arise and falling out of love with Lost Judgment. Julian came to an epiphany regarding something he really didn’t want to talk about. And of course we somehow end up talking about a terrible piece of shovelware longer than anything else in the episode. Enjoy? NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What video game characters or creatures scare you the most? NOTE: They don’t have to come from horror games! VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Resident Evil 4 vs Dead Space 2 SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 10/22 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Twitter: @NWPcast Email: NWPcast@gmail.com Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 209: Nerd Saturday Morning

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 233:33

    Put on your footie pajamas and pour a bowl of your favorite sugary cereal, because this week the Nerds Without Pants are turning their favorite games into imaginary Saturday morning cartoons! Don’t worry, we’ll explain what that is if you’re a young’un. Angelo joins us for this super fun show, so let’s get to it! 00:00 – 00:10:41 Introduction 00:10:51 – 02:10:08 STAGE SELECT: What games would you want to see turned into Saturday morning cartoons? 02:10:19 - 03:28:48 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Halo Master Chief Collection, toxic multiplayer people, Minecraft, game music playlists, artbooks, Lost Judgment, Lost Words, The Avengers 03:29:25 – 03:47:58 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Primal Rage vs Bloody Roar 03:48:07 – 03:53:33 Outro NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What video game characters or creatures scare you the most? NOTE: They don’t have to come from horror games! VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Resident Evil 4 vs Dead Space 2 SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 10/22 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Twitter: @NWPcast Email: NWPcast@gmail.com Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.  

    Episode 208: We Sank Your Battleship

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 242:11

    Welcome to another edition of Nerds Without Pants! Well, we asked for you guys to send us questions, and you did not disappoint. Enjoy this jam-packed deep dive into the Pantsless Ones, with some fun asides and some behind the scenes tea. 00:00 - 08:58: Introduction 09:09 – 02:43:59 STAGE SELECT: It’s an NWP AMA! 02:44:09 – 03:40:22 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Deathloop, The Artful Escape, Life is Strange: True Colors, Myst (remake) 03:41:00 – 03:57:36 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Tetris vs The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 03:57:45 – 04:02:11 Outro NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What games would you like to see turned into Saturday morning cartoons? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Primal Rage vs Bloody Roar SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 10/1 TO BE ON THE SHOW!  Twitter: @NWPcast Email: NWPcast@gmail.com Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.    

    Episode 207: This Episode Needs No Introduction

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 214:15

    Welcome back to Nerds Without Pants! This week we go over what ended up being a really tricky Stage Select, spoil the hell out of Twelve Minutes (check the timestamps in the notes), and have a battle of Odysseys in a steel cage match. Enjoy! 00:00-07:20 Introduction 07:32-1:49:42 STAGE SELECT: What are some of your favorite character introductions? 1:49:53-3:08:12 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Twelve Minutes (full spoilers, skip to 2:09:34 if you really don’t want us to save you from playing a terrible game), Justin is still on his Sims bullshit, Guilty Gear Strive, Saints Row (2022), Halo, Gears of War 4, Julian’s back on his FF XIV bullshit 3:08:50-3:26:06 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Super Mario Odyssey vs Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey 3:26:15-3:34:15 Outro NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: Ask us anything! You have three questions; make ‘em good! VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Tetris vs The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 9/17 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Twitter: @NWPcast Email: NWPcast@gmail.com Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.    

    Special: The List 2- Part Three

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 99:29

    Hey, folks! No, we haven't forgotten about this Nerds Without Pants series where we go over every PS2 North American release one by one. I just...forgot to edit it. So enjoy this, as it's the next to last episode of this series, and I know all four of you will dig it. There's also a bonus from the cutting room floor at the end. FEATURED MUSIC: Legaia 2: Duel Saga- battle theme Radiata Stories- battle theme

    Episode 206: Gaming is FUNdamental

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 215:12

    Welcome, to another Nerds Without Pants that, despite hardly having any listener interaction, still snuck past the three-hour mark. I don’t know, y’all. This is the reality you have created for yourselves. We won’t be held responsible. You fell in love in the first place. 00:00-08:35 Introduction 08:49-1:41:49 STAGE SELECT: We turn our favorite (?) books into video games, with…results. 1:42:00-3:09:30 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Yakuza: Like a Dragon closing thoughts, Tomb Raider (2013), Julian’s Series X, Road 96, Twelve Minutes, Hades, Tales of Arise 3:10:07-3:27:05 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Loaded vs Crusader: No Remorse 3:27:45-3:35:11 Outro NEXT EPISODE STAGE SELECT: What are some of your favorite character introductions? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Super Mario Odyssey vs Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 9/3 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Twitter: @NWPcast Email: NWPcast@gmail.com Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.    

    Episode 205: NWP TRL

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 323:18

    It’s another massive episode of Nerds Without Pants. Don’t blame me, this is all Justin’s fault. No time to get pithy, here we go! 00:00-6:33 Introduction 6:44-4:04:54 STAGE SELECT: NWP Total Request Live(ish) 4:05:05-4:54:36 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: The Ascent, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Nightbook, Julian got an Evercade 4:55:14-5:13:47 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Final Fantasy VIII vs Chrono Cross 5:13:56-5:23:18 Outro and outtakes NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What book(s) would you like to see adapted into a video game? Get creative! VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Loaded vs Crusader: No Remorse SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 8/27 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Twitter: @NWPcast Email: NWPcast@gmail.com Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.   TRACKLIST: Philistine (No More Heroes 2), Intro Theme (Starsky and Hutch: The Video Game), The Runaround Pt II & III (Final Fantasy VII Remake Intermission), Overworld- Ragtime Mix (Super Mario Bros 2), Edge of Time (13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim), Seaside Vacation (13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim), The Moon-80s Synthwave Remix (DuckTales), Nocturne in Blood (Killer Instinct), White Requiem II (BlazBlue), Title Music (Xenon: Fantasy Body), Lead the Van (Dragon Knight 4), BGM 3 (Hole Chaser), K.I. Feeling (Killer Instinct), We’re the River City Girls (River City Girls), Anxious Heart (Final Fantasy VII Remake), Main Theme (Batman: Arkham City), Total Head Control (DreamWeb), Menu and King Theme (Ultima: Exodus), It’s Time to Make History (Persona 4: Golden), Eternal Wind (Final Fantasy III), Mirror B’s Retro Groove (Pokemon Colosseum), The Rebuilt Jedi Enclave (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2), Doll Graveyard (Forever Kingdom), Mysterious (Mario Paint), To the Future (Trails of Cold Steel IV), Overdose (Blue Reflection), Rivellon (Divinity: Original Sin 2), Bokurano Network-Off Vocal (Dragalia Lost), Snake Eating Ground (Bravely Default), Break the Targets (Super Smash Bros. Melee), Adventure, Puzzle (Fez), Small Two of Pieces Screeching Shards (Xenogears), Final Fantasy XIV medley by 40 artists (Final Fantasy XIV), Main Theme (Xenoblade Chronicles), Mind Game (Prey), Song of the Ancients-Hollow Dreams (Nier), Estel-Round 1 (Streets of Rage 4)  

    Episode 204: Everyone Should Know About This

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 193:19

    Welcome to a very special Nerds Without Pants! After two years of Julian CONSTANTLY singing the praises of the No One Can Know About This podcast we are joined by the hosts of that very show: Jeff and Ryan! It’s a short but sweet visit with these awesome dudes, and then Julian and Justin talk about a bunch of fun stuff after the break. Enjoy! In the opening hour, we find out what Jeff and Ryan get up to when they aren’t spending copious amounts of time playing and talking about Final Fantasy games. Then Justin has some Burning Questions, and we close out things with our guests by talking about the creative process of NOCKAT, which we hope is as fascinating to listeners as it is to a couple guys who get really nerdy about podcast producing. After the break, we have a bunch of stuff, including Last Stop, Julian can’t go back, podcast ads, Justin really can’t stop playing Animal Doctor, some closing thoughts on Mass Effect, a check in on Julian’s monthly Persona 5 Royal playthrough, Bravely Default 2, Project Triangle Strategy, and Yakuza: Like a Dragon. So many RPGs! NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: NWP Total Request Live(ish)! Give us any two pieces of video game music you want to, as long as they are not licensed tracks, and we’ll play ‘em! VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Final Fantasy VIII vs Chrono Cross: Who wins? YOU DECIDE! SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 8/6/2021 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Twitter: @NWPcast Email: NWPcast@gmail.com Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 203: Impossible Segway

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 209:05

    On this episode of Nerds Without Pants it’s all about family, for reasons. Turns out there are some really interesting examples of family dynamics in video games, so this is a pretty good episode I think. Tell the people you love that you love them. 00:00-04:46 Introduction 5:00-1:48:48 STAGE SELECT: Video Game Families 1:50:12-3:12:59 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: More Sims 4 mods, DokiDoki Literature Club, Mass Effect 3’s DLC 3:13:36-3:29:04 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Quest 64 vs Castlevania 64 NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: Listener Total Request Live! Give us any two video game songs you want us to play. No licensed tracks! VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Final Fantasy VIII vs Chrono Cross SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 7/23 TO BE ON THE SHOW! FEATURED MUSIC: Theme from The Golden Girls Theme from Who’s The Boss? Theme from Perfect Strangers Theme from The Nanny

    Episode 202: Chicken Diarrhea

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 259:26

    After over a month of not recording, the Nerds Without Pants are back with a new episode! Unfortunately, this episode was cursed, and there are a lot of technical issues that we tried our best to fix in post. Also, this one goes off the rails and stays that way the entire time thanks to Friend Of The Show and Podcast Saboteur Mike Fallek. Strap in, because...dang. There's a lot of stuff in here, and at this point it's all a blur. We kick things off talking about This is Video Games. Once we've scared off 80% of the audience with hardcore porn talk we get into E3 discussion, the longest talk of the Intellivision Amico that has ever been done, and also some games. How does that fill over four hours? Even I don't know. It's a secret to everybody. No one is going to listen to all of this. Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Special: The List 2- Part Two

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 61:08

    Hey hey! It's weird typing this a month before this episode drops, but here we are. Nerds Without Pants continues its deep dive into the PlayStation 2. I'll be honest, I don't remember what ground we cover here, but I know we hit Final Fantasy, so that's cool. Does anyone enjoy these, really? I guess we'll find out.  

    Special: The List 2- Part One

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 64:29

    Welcome to a special edition of Nerds Without Pants! The guys are having to take a break from regular recordings, so we got together a few months ago to do another of these silly list things, because you all seemed to like it the first time around. This time, it's the PlayStation 2! Join us for a walk down memory lane.  You can play along with the list by clicking this link: https://www.listchallenges.com/all-north-american-release-playstation-2-games

    Episode 201: Hammering on the Taunt Button

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 196:06

    Welcome to another episode of Nerds Without Pants! Wait, that sounds like a hackey YouTube intro. Hey, welcome back here with another video! Like, what else would it be? It’s a video platform, you don’t need to point out it’s a video. Also, take it down like, 8 notches. You’re talking about video games, not the second coming. Anyway, it doesn’t matter what I put here because no one reads the show notes. VIDEO GAMES! 00:00-27:20 Introduction, the end of Giant Bomb as we know it 27:35-1:27:48 STAGE SELECT: Best video game taunts, quips, and burns 1:29:00-2:47:26 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Nier Replicant, Resident Evil VII, Resident Evil Village, Persona 5 Royal, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 2:48:03-3:06:54 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Sonic Adventure 2 vs Mario Golf Toadstool Tour 3:06:54-3:16:06 Outro and outtakes Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 200: Faygo Taste Testers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 246:26

    It's the 200th episode of Nerds Without Pants! We're asking for your help with donating to a special cause: Special Effect. They help get video games into the hands of kids with disabilities, and we'd love to break past the $500 mark. There will be some prizes to the top contributers, so please listen to the details in the show and give generously if you are able and so inclined. Man, this episode is going to be the make it or break it one. Y'all are either going to love this, or this is the last episode of NWP you'll ever listen to. Because in a four hour podcast we don't even touch video game discussion until, like, almost three hours in. But we have some amazing voice mails from you lovely listeners, so it's not all bad, right? Hoo, boy.  NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are your favorite taunts, burns, or quips in video games? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Sonic Adventure 2 vs Mario Golf Toadstool Tour Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.  

    Episode 199: The Night Before the Night

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 231:41

    As Nerds Without Pants stands on the precipice of its 200th episode, Justin and Julian get together to rank their top five games of all time. We both branched out to play some games we probably never would have before, and we witness one of the most contentious cage matches in the history of the NWPWF! 00:00-08:55 Introduction 09:08-2:34:33 STAGE SELECT: Our Top 5 Games OF ALL TIME 2:34:43-3:26:49 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Justin’s PS5 journey, Astro’s Playroom, Demon’s Souls, Disco Elysium, Summertime Saga 3:27:26-3:51:41 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Chex Quest vs Quest 64 NEXT EPISODE: It’s episode 200! Don’t forget that we want some lovely audio messages from you guys. You can email them to NWPcast@gmail.com by 8:30 Central on 4/30 Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 198: Game Over, Man! Game Over!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 179:22

    Welcome back to Nerds Without Pants! This week, we explore our favorite "game over" screens in video games. Justin has joined the next generation, Julian loses himself inside his head because of Disco Elysium, and it's a battle of mediocre sequels in Video Game Cage Match! NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are your top 3 games OF ALL TIME? No runners up, no honorable mentions. Favorte games, 3-1. VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Quest 64 vs Chex Quest SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 4/16 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Also, submit audio greetings to NWP by 8:30 Central on 4/30 to NWPcast@gmail.com.  Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 197: Never Split the Party

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 235:20

    Hey, there. It's another episode of Nerds Without Pants. I'd go into the whole spiel and show notes and what-not, but to be honest does it matter? it's a long podcast. We talk about video games. And milk, for some reason. NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are your favorite "game over" screens? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Devil May Cry 2 vs Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 4/2/21 TO BE ON THE SHOW! We are also looking for audio greetings to splice into episode 200, so you can email those to NWPcast@gmail.com if you like.  Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 196: Snow Bros

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 177:27

    Nerds Without Pants is back with a mostly tranquil episode about snowy video game locations. Then Julian goes off on some personal strife, so check the time stamps below if you don’t want to hear 30 minutes of whining. We close things out with a battle between two light gun arcade games that feature bad digitized graphics! 00:00-02:30 Introduction 02:45-1:18:59 STAGE SELECT: Our favorite snowy places in video games 1:19:09-1:50:30 Julian’s pity party (skip to Consumption Junction if you just want to hear about video games) 1:51:04-2:26:25 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Persona 5 Strikers, Danganronpa 2 and 3, Project Triangle Strategy 2:27:01-2:57:27 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Area 51 vs Revolution X NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are your top 3 RPG party members? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Super Mario Bros. vs Tetris SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 3/19 TO BE ON THE SHOW! We are also looking for audio greetings to splice into episode 200, so you can email those to NWPcast@gmail.com if you like.  Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee. FEATURED SONG: "Army" by Boy

    Episode 195: The Battle for the Soul of Justin Hamm

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 245:02

    We’re still getting things off the ground for 2021 here at Nerds Without Pants, so this is an all Consumption Junction episode of the show. Mike Fallek joins us for a show that goes off the rails almost immediately and never recovers. So if that sounds like your bag, here we go! I don’t even know where to start. There’s some Cyberpunk 2077 talk, Mike is thinking about getting a current gen system for the first time in…ever. We get deep into Hitman 3, and delve into Justin’s addiction to bad video games. We close things out with a very spoilery discussion about 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. It’s the last thing in the show, so if you don’t want spoilers YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are some of your favorite snowy/wintery places in video games? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Area 51 vs Revolution X SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 2/26 TO BE ON THE SHOW!

    Episode 194: How We Survived 2020 With Video Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 185:46

    Welcome to the first episode of Nerds Without Pants! It’s our annual Game of the Year episode, and we are happy to be joined by Johnny Brandon from the Square Roots podcast. It’s a fun discussion of our top five games that we played in 2020. Since last year was a great year to play some older games our lists don’t exclusively come from 2020. We wrap up with listener top 3s and an impromptu Video Game Cage Match between Final Fantasy VII Remake and Yakuza: Like a Dragon.  Let’s jump right in! Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 193: The Music of the 8th Generation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 241:58

    We’re kicking off the 2021 season of Nerds Without Pants with a comprehensive celebration of the music from the 8th console generation! This is our most ambitious music special to date, featuring 50 incredible tracks along with thoughtful commentary from the Pantsless Ones. Enjoy; this is a labor of love. TRACK LIST: Carnival Kerfluffle-Evan Skolnick (Cuphead), Rain on Brick-Bill Kiley (Katana Zero), Chinatown-Bill Kiley (Katana Zero), Necrogenic Bloom-Monomer (The Mummy Demastered), Every Day is Night (VA-11-HALL-A), Skyline (VA-11-HALL-A), Area 1: Perimeter-Savaged Regime (Xeno Crisis), Bullet Dance II-Daisuke Ishiwatari (BlazBlue), In the Shadows- Daisuke Ishiwatari (BlazBlue), Marionette- Daisuke Ishiwatari (Guilty Gear Xrd Sign), The Brume [Ishgard Night Theme]-Masayoshi Soken (Final Fantasy XIV), Fallen Angel [Garuda’s Theme]- Masayoshi Soken (Final Fantasy XIV), Revenge Twofold, Sands of Amber, Stormblood chorus [medley]- Masayoshi Soken (Final Fantasy XIV), Imagination [Aetherochemical Research Facility]- Masayoshi Soken (Final Fantasy XIV), Emil [Despair]-Keiichi Okabe (Nier Automata), Amusement Park-Keiichi Okabe (Nier Automata), The Only Thing They Fear is You-Mick Gordon (Doom Eternal), They Who Govern Reason-Yasunori Nishiki (Octopath Traveler), Primrose, The Dancer- Yasunori Nishiki (Octopath Traveler), Alfyn, The Apothecary- Yasunori Nishiki (Octopath Traveler), Battle at Journey’s End- Yasunori Nishiki (Octopath Traveler), Goin’ Down the Fast Way [Official remix]-Andrew Hulshult (Rise of the Triad), Steel for Humans-Percival & Marcin Przybylowicz (The Witcher 3), The Slopes of the Blessure-Piotr Musial (The Witcher 3), Wine Wars-Piotr Musial (The Witcher 3), Commanding the Fury-Mikolai Stroinski (The Witcher 3), Steam Gardens [8-Bit Version]-Koji Kondo (Super Mario Odyssey), New Donk City [Day]-Naoto Kubo (Super Mario Odyssey), Apocalypsis Noctis-Yoko Shimomura (Final Fantasy XV), Liyue Battle Theme 3-Yu-Peng Chen (Genshin Impact), Wolf of the North Andrius, Dominator of Wolves- Yu-Peng Chen (Genshin Impact), Stormterror’s Lair A Storm, A Spire, and A Sanctum- Yu-Peng Chen (Genshin Impact), Outlaw’s Lullaby-Hidenori Shoji (Yakuza Kiwami 2), Try To Have Some Fun For Me!- Hidenori Shoji (Yakuza 0), Light and Darkness- Hidenori Shoji (Yakuza: Like a Dragon), Sea Shanties (Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag), The Spine (feat. Ashley Barrett)-Darren Korb (Transistor), Good Riddance-Darren Korb (Hades), BB’s Theme-Ludvig Forssell feat. Jenny Plant (Death Stranding), This World Is Not My Home-Ben Babbitt (Kentucky Route Zero), I’m Going That Way-Ben Babbitt feat, Emily Cross (Kentucky Route Zero), The Whims of Fate-Shoji Meguro (Persona 5), Last Surprise-Shoji Meguro (Persona 5), Rich-Megan McDuffee (River City Girls), No Care-Daughter (Life is Strange: Before the Storm), I’m Leaving-Low Roar (Death Stranding), Take On Me-A-Ha (performed by Ashley Johnson) (The Last of Us Part II), Take Control-Old Gods of Asgard (Control)   Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Special: The List Part 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2021 59:06

    Oh hey, we finally got to the end of the Nerds Without Pants reading a list of every PlayStation game. In hindsight...this was a poor decision. But you guys seem to dig it, so much so that we'll be releasing a supercut of all five parts in a single episode later on. But we should really never do this again. You're going to make us do this again, aren't you? Shit.

    Special: The List Part 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 62:07

    Nerds Without Pants is still on hiatus, but in the meantime, perhaps you would enjoy part 4 of us going through all the North American (ish) PlayStation 1 releases? Yeah, it's super late. We recorded this way back in July and I think I edited this around October, so I'm not even sure what's in this one. Executive dysfunction sucks.   

    Episode 192: Looking Back at the 8th Generation

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 125:50

    Welcome, welcome, welcome, to the last Nerds Without Pants of 2020! It's been a brutal year, and the Pantsless Ones will be taking some time off to recharge, relax, and of course play a ton of games. Don't worry though; we have some surprises for you during our break, as well as our big music special! In this episode we look back at the console generation that was, in a way that only NWP can: a top 5 list! Nobody does those! Ahem. Anyway, while we've talked a lot about these games in the past it's still cool and interesting to see what games made the cut, what games only got an honorable mention, and the many games that were left out of the discussion completely. What were your favorite games of last gen? Did we surprise you with any of our picks? NWP wants to know!  See you in 2021...assuming we make it that far. Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 191: Listener AMA!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 246:31

    It’s the final regular-format episode of Nerds Without Pants for 2020, and we go out with a bang. A massive bang! A four-hour bang! Um…wait. Anyway, this is a very special listener AMA show, and we talk about a ton of games before pitting two beloved 16-bit RPGs against each other in a steel cage match. Enjoy! 00:00-06:16 Introduction 06:28-2:14:11 STAGE SELECT: It’s an NWP Listener AMA! 2:14:17-3:38:36 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Astro’s Playroom, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Bugsnax, Katana Zero, Yakuza 6, Haven, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Dragon Quest XI, Cyberpunk 2077 3:39:13-4:06:31 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Final Fantasy VI vs Chrono Trigger! WHAAAAT?!  Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 190: Xbox Series S and the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 154:41

    We’re back with an early, all-Consumption Junction edition of Nerds Without Pants. Just in time for you to hide from your family during Thanksgiving! It’s a really casual episode, but we hope you enjoy it!   In this one, we cover Julian rage-quitting Persona 5 forever (maybe not forever), Katana Zero, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Hot Video Game Tips, video game localization, the Game Awards, Julian’s first PS5 impressions, Astro’s Playroom, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Julian doesn’t like 60fps, and more!   NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: It’s a listener AMA! We want answers to the following: What is something you’ve been missing the most in this pandemic life? What is a movie or book you can’t live without? What got you into video games? What is your favorite album? What would your Transformers name be, and what would you transform into? How often do you buy shoes? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Final Fantasy VI vs Chrono Trigger SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL TIME ON 12/11 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 189: EMERGENCY FEELGOOD DOGS

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 257:32

    Ohai! This werk on the Nerds Without Pants Borkcast we have a heckin’ gud tym giving treats to the goodest bois, the bestest puppers, and the frendist doggos. Then we get sum chikem nuggs. 00:00-08:01 Introduction 08:14-1:48:47 STAGE SELECT: We pick the best video game doggos! 1:48:53-3:43:36 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Mike Fallek is really good at video games, speed run culture, Cuphead, all things Steamworld, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Firewatch (SPOILERS UNTIL 2:30:02), Genshin Impact, Justin Hamm is a Time Lord, Watch Dogs: Legion, Yakuza: Like a Dragon 3:44:12-4:08:55 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Final Fantasy X vs Persona 5 4:08:55-4:17:32 Outro and outtakes NEXT EPISODE: Take a break! We’re doing an early all Consumption Junction episode for turkey day. Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 188: By Grabthar's Hammer, What a Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2020 186:48

    Well hello there! In this episode of Nerds Without Pants we put on our creative caps and brainstorm what we’d like to see in the next Mass Effect game. Fair warning: Julian and Justin are fresh off of recent Mass Effect playthroughs, so the amount of nerdy lore being thrown around is HUGE. 00:00-05:41 Introduction 05:54-1:58:12 STAGE SELECT: We build the next Mass Effect game! 1:58:18-2:44:48 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Mass Effect 2, Hades, Watchdogs Legion, Persona 5, Final Fantasy XIV 2:45:24-3:06:48 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Luigi’s Mansion vs Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are your favorite dogs in video games? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Final Fantasy X vs Persona 5 SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL TIME ON NOVEMBER 13TH TO BE ON THE SHOW! Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 187: Son of Halloween Havoc

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 225:02

    Another year, another Halloween Havoc edition of Nerds Without Pants. I’ll be honest, I’m not feeling very spoopy this year. Thankfully, we have NWP co-founder, friend-of-the-show, and author Rob here to get us in the scary spirit! 00:00-05:32 Introduction 05:44-1:58:27 STAGE SELECT: Our favorite “haunted houses” in video games 1:58:33-3:17:31 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Her Infernal Name & Other Nightmares, Rob’s writing process, Stardew Valley, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Destiny 2, Rob’s upcoming projects, Overcrowd: A Commute ‘Em Up, Baldur’s Gate 3, Hades, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood 3:18:08-3:45:02 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Left 4 Dead vs State of Decay 2 Rob's book, Her Infernal Name & Other Nightmares can be found where fine books are sold. NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: You’re in charge of making the next Mass Effect. What would you do? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Luigi’s Mansion vs Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 10/30 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 186: Nerds Without Therapists

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2020 196:44

    Welcome to Nerds Without Pants, a podcast where we start talking about video games we love, and then go super dark as we face some very uncomfortable truths about ourselves. Thankfully we have Friend of the Show John Gholson on board to keep things from descending into the true depths. This is a very raw episode, but a great listen, as well. 00:00-7:35 Introduction 7:48-1:30:48 STAGE SELECT: What video game characters do you relate to the most? 1:30:54-2:49:14 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Fallout 76, Fallout 3, Fallout 4, moral choice in games, Greedfall, Strange Brigade, John’s horror movie recs, Persona 5, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim 2:49:51-3:16:44 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Fallout 4 vs The Outer Worlds NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are your favorite “haunted houses” in video games? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Left 4 Dead vs State of Decay 2 SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON OCTOBER 16 TO BE ON THE SHOW!  Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.  

    Episode 185: Epic Lute

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2020 267:08

    Welcome to Nerds Without Pants! Well, we asked for epic video game music, and y’all did NOT disappoint. Let’s get right to it! 00:00-02:13 Introduction 02:29-3:03:40 STAGE SELECT: We listen to video game music that is MOST EPIC 3:03:40-4:07:07 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: FINAL FANTASY XVI, MAN! PS5 preordering adventures, real talk, Persona 5, Justin’s Tony Hawk skate park levels, Tell Me Why, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning          4:07:43-4:27:08 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: The Avengers vs Cyberpunk 2077                   NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are the video game characters you most identify with? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Fallout 4 vs The Outer Worlds SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON OCTOBER 2 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee. TRACK LIST: BlazBlue Central Fiction- Bloodline Suikoden II- Opening Halo 2 Anniversary- Follow in Flight Metal Gear Solid 3- Main Theme Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers- The Puppet’s Bunker Final Boss Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood- Triumph Octopath Traveler- Galdera Boss (full version) Final Fantasy VII- Those Who Fight Further Metal Gear Solid 2- Yell Dead Cell Super Metroid- Theme of Samus Aran, Galactic Warrior Final Fantasy XII- Fight to the Death Halo 3- Finish the Fight Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness- Mirror B Theme Deus EX- Theme Song (orchestral version) Gimmick!- Strange Memories of Death Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition- You Will Know Our Names Lords of Thunder- Dezant stage music The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim- Song of the Dragonborn Borderlands- Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked F-Zero- Big Blue Final Fantasy IX- Final Battle The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker- Molgera Ace Combat 4- Megalith (Agnus Dei) Mega Man X- Spark Mandrill (Stone McKnuckle remix) Final Fantasy VI-Dancing Mad (GaMetal remix)    

    Episode 184: The Mod Squad

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2020 171:21

    Hey, it’s another episode of Nerds Without Pants! It’s a pretty good one, I think. This post is lackluster at best because I got two hours of sleep last night, which is not even long enough to sleep through this episode. That makes sense, right? Cool. 00:00-05:30 Introduction 05:47-1:38:34 STAGE SELECT: We invent wacky video game mods! 1:38:40-2:28:35 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Cross Code, AO Tennis 2, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, Spiritfarer, Kentucky Route Zero, Bill and Ted Face the Music 2:29:11-2:51:21 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Mr. Do! vs Dig-Dug NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: Give us the two most epic pieces of video game music you can think of! VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Cyberpunk 2077 vs The Avengers SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 9/18 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 183: These Challenging Times

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2020 195:22

    Welcome back to a very different episode of Nerds Without Pants! Why different? Because this time we’re turning the camera onto our lovely listeners to learn how they have been coping during the Backstreet Boys Reunion Tour. We also get a lot of game talk in before having a Star Wars mirror match in the cage. 00:00-3:22 Introduction 3:35-1:43:27 STAGE SELECT: What games are you playing in these Challenging Times? 1:43:33-2:49:31 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Thronebreaker, UFC 4, Crosscode, Resident Evil 3 Remake, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Xeno Crisis, Kentucky Route Zero 2:50:08-3:07:43 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2005) vs Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017) 3:07:43-3:15:22 Outro and outtakes NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: Give us your coolest and wackiest dream mods for your favorite games! VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Mr. Do! vs Dig-Dug SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 9/4 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Special: The List Part 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2020 61:46

    Nerds Without Pants is back with part three of this weird PlayStation list thingy that we did. At this point it’s starting to feel like a mistake, but people seem to enjoy it, so who are we to judge? We are our harshest critics, after all. There’s still a couple more hours left of this crap, so…yay? FEATURED MUSIC: Fantastic Four- Fruity Pooty Final Fantasy Tactics- Character Introduction

    Episode 182: El Generico

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2020 140:06

    Welcome to an episode of Nerds Without Pants that comes in at an actual respectable hour count! It’s a lean and mean episode as Julian and Justin use science to determine the most generic video game characters, while Breath of the Wild takes on The Witcher 3 in an epic Video Game Cage Match! 00:00-03:34 Introduction 3:48-1:08:55 STAGE SELECT: The most generic video game characters ever, as supported by science 1:09:00-1:58:02 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Skyrim, Monster Train, Let’s Listen, Othercide, Ghost of Tsushima closing thoughts, The Eiyuden Chronicles Kickstarter campaign, Carrion, Resident Evil 3 remake 1:58:38-2:12:42 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild vs The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2:12:42-2:20:05 Outro and outtakes NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What games or geeky things are you using to help you through the pandemic? THIS ONE IS ALL ABOUT YOU, LISTENERS. VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (2005) vs Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (2017) SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON AUGUST 21 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Special: The List Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2020 58:43

    Welcome to part two of this dumb PlayStation list…thing that we did! This is only the second hour, so we’re still pretty fresh, but rest assured, we slowly descend into exhaustion and madness as the night wears on. Oh, now that the cat is out of the bag for this special, you can play along with the list that we used: https://www.listchallenges.com/all-north-american-release-playstation-games   FEATURED MUSIC: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night- Prologue Chrono Cross- Time’s Scar

    Episode 181: Memories are the Greatest Gift

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2020 181:16

    This episode of Nerds Without Pants is coming in late, and I don’t have the energy to do a clever show post or time stamps. I’m sorry; I’ll do better next time. In this episode we talk about some of our favorite memories of game related gifts. We go heavy on Ghost of Tsushima, and we squash the PixlBit beef over Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze. My mom had great taste in music.       NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are your favorite (or least favorite?) generic video game characters? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild vs The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 8/7 TO BE ON THE SHOW!   FEATURED MUSIC: The Seekers- Georgy Girl Doris Day- Que Sera, Sera The Crystals- He’s a Rebel Gary Lewis & The Playboys- Everybody Loves a Clown The Royal Guardsmen- Snoopy vs The Red Baron

    Spoils The Last of Us Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2020 116:13

    The Last of Us Part II has become one of the most divisive games of this console generation, so much so that we weren’t quite sure if we should do a full spoiler-cast, a quickie discussion during a Consumption Junction segment, or just skip it entirely. But it turns out that we have a lot to say about this game, so come join us to hear from the perspective of someone who played the entire game, and someone who watched a playthrough as we spoil the crap out of this game. No, really, if you are thinking of playing this game and want to stay in the dark, skip this episode and come back to it. Unless you don’t care about spoilers. I’m not going to tell you how to live. I don’t know your life and your struggles.

    Special: The List

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2020 60:33

    Hey, so Justin and I did a thing. It's a thing that took us almost 5 hours to record, and we don't know if it's even entertaining. So I'm releasing the first hour. I'm not telling you what it is, because finding out is part of the fun, maybe? Anyway, if you guys like this let us know, and we'll release the rest in a couple more pieces. But if this is totally boring we understand! FEATURED MUSIC: Apocalypse- Prison Black Bass With Blue Marlin- Intro

    Episode 180: Failure to Launch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2020 226:26

    Somehow, Nerds Without Pants has been podcasting pantsless for 8 years straight! Angelo joins us for a celebration, lots of reminiscing about console launches, and a good amount of video game talk. This is one of our most fun episodes so far this year, so don’t miss it! 00:00-06:54 Introduction 07:09-2:06:13 STAGE SELECT: Our Top 3 console launch games 2:06:53-3:10:27 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: The Messenger, Phantasy Star Online 2, Total War: Warhammer, Civilization VI, Gloomwood, Batman: Arkham Asylum Remastered, The Last of Us Part 2 (gameplay discussion, no story spoilers), Justin actually playing Skyrim for once, Halo: Combat Evolved 3:11:02-3:38:06 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic vs Tales of Vesperia 3:38:06-3:46:26 Outro and outtakes NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are some of your favorite video game related gift stories? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Donkey Kong Country 2 vs Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 7/24 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 179: Happy Days

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2020 242:25

    And lo, the final seal was broken, and Nerds Without Pants exceeded their previous limits and stepped into the world of four-hour podcasts. Yep, strap in, because this is a beefy boy podcast. We’re joined once again by Mike Fallek of the Hackthought Podcast to talk about our favorite things from gaming’s yesteryears, along with a whole lot more. Hey, it’ll get you through half the workday, so that’s pretty cool, right? 00:00-07:23 Introduction 08:07-3:26:30 STAGE SELECT: What are your favorite things from the “good ‘ol days” of gaming? 2:51:20-3:26:30 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Saints Row the Third Remastered, Skyrim: Special Edition (guess who played that?), Slay the Spire, Grift Lands, Night Call 3:27:06-4:02:24 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Silent Hill Homecoming vs Silent Hill: Downpour NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are your three favorite console launch games? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic vs Tales of Vesperia SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 7/10 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 178: In Spoon We Trust

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2020 215:06

    On this edition of Nerds Without Pants we pretend to be pious by talking about our favorite video game religions. Also, we get down with the PS5 reveal, and things get heated with one of the most contentious Video Game Cage Matches so far! This one is a doozy! 00:00-4:40 Introduction 4:53-1:44:22 STAGE SELECT: What are your favorite video game religions? 1:44:29-3:08:19 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Final Fantasy IX, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, Pillars of Eternity and the plight of CRPGs in modern day, Monster Train, THAT PS5 THOUGH 3:08:55-3:31:29 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Super Mario Bros. 3 vs Super Mario World 3:31:29-3:35:06 Outro and outtakes NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are some of your favorite things lost from the “good ol’ days” of gaming? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Silent Hill: Homecoming vs Silent Hill: Downpour in a battle of the Western developed sequels! SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 6/26 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 178: In Spoon We Trust

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2020 215:06

    On this edition of Nerds Without Pants we pretend to be pious by talking about our favorite video game religions. Also, we get down with the PS5 reveal, and things get heated with one of the most contentious Video Game Cage Matches so far! This one is a doozy! 00:00-4:40 Introduction 4:53-1:44:22 STAGE SELECT: What are your favorite video game religions? 1:44:29-3:08:19 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Final Fantasy IX, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, Pillars of Eternity and the plight of CRPGs in modern day, Monster Train, THAT PS5 THOUGH 3:08:55-3:31:29 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Super Mario Bros. 3 vs Super Mario World 3:31:29-3:35:06 Outro and outtakes NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are some of your favorite things lost from the “good ol’ days” of gaming? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Silent Hill: Homecoming vs Silent Hill: Downpour in a battle of the Western developed sequels! SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 6/26 TO BE ON THE SHOW! Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 177: Spin Me Right Off

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2020 180:26

    The world is on fire and it’s getting harder to carry on, but Nerds Without Pants is here to hopefully inject a little levity into your day. It’s not much, but it’s all we can do. 00:00-06:38 Introduction 6:53-1:33:41 STAGE SELECT: Let’s make some fun video game spinoffs! 1:33:47-2:33:27 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Ganbare Super Strikers, Super Mega Baseball 3, If Found, You and Me and Her: A Love Story, Final Fantasy IX, Saints Row The Third: Remastered 2:34:03-2:50:41 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Journey to Silius vs Crystalis 2:50:42-3:00:26 Outro NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are your favorite video game religions? Or cults. Cults work, too. VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Super Mario Bros. 3 vs Super Mario World in a battle for plumbing supremacy! SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 6/12 TO BE ON THE SHOW Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 177: Spin Me Right Off

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2020 180:26

    The world is on fire and it’s getting harder to carry on, but Nerds Without Pants is here to hopefully inject a little levity into your day. It’s not much, but it’s all we can do. 00:00-06:38 Introduction 6:53-1:33:41 STAGE SELECT: Let’s make some fun video game spinoffs! 1:33:47-2:33:27 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Ganbare Super Strikers, Super Mega Baseball 3, If Found, You and Me and Her: A Love Story, Final Fantasy IX, Saints Row The Third: Remastered 2:34:03-2:50:41 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Journey to Silius vs Crystalis 2:50:42-3:00:26 Outro NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are your favorite video game religions? Or cults. Cults work, too. VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Super Mario Bros. 3 vs Super Mario World in a battle for plumbing supremacy! SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 6/12 TO BE ON THE SHOW Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.

    Episode 176: Streets of Apathy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2020 185:23

    Welcome to another all-Consumption Junction edition of Nerds Without Pants, which means that Justin has once again punished himself by playing a terrible game for your pleasure. But before that we are joined by former cohost Angelo for a quarantine catch up. And so very many games.   We’re really all over the place this episode, and we cover a ton of games, including Doom: Eternal, Red Dead Redemption 2, Streets of Rage 4, a little more on Final Fantasy VII Remake (sorry), Candlebox facts, X-COM: Chimera Squad, some TV talk, the return of Angelo’s Board Game Corner, and more!   NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: You are creating a spin off to a popular video game series.  What is it, and what kind of game is it? GET CREATIVE! VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Journey to Silius vs Crystalis: who wins? You decide! SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON MAY 29 TO BE ON THE SHOW!   Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” written and performed by Megan McDuffee.  

    Episode 176: Streets of Apathy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2020 185:23

    Welcome to another all-Consumption Junction edition of Nerds Without Pants, which means that Justin has once again punished himself by playing a terrible game for your pleasure. But before that we are joined by former cohost Angelo for a quarantine catch up. And so very many games.   We’re really all over the place this episode, and we cover a ton of games, including Doom: Eternal, Red Dead Redemption 2, Streets of Rage 4, a little more on Final Fantasy VII Remake (sorry), Candlebox facts, X-COM: Chimera Squad, some TV talk, the return of Angelo’s Board Game Corner, and more!   NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: You are creating a spin off to a popular video game series.  What is it, and what kind of game is it? GET CREATIVE! VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Journey to Silius vs Crystalis: who wins? You decide! SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON MAY 29 TO BE ON THE SHOW!   Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” written and performed by Megan McDuffee.  

    Episode 175: The Pursuit of Musical Happyness

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2020 203:08

    Are you feeling more stressed than normal? Anxious? Are the walls closing in on you? We feel that, too, so this episode of Nerds Without Pants is designed to throw those feelings right out the window. Yep, it’s another musical edition of Stage Select, but this time we go through video game songs that make us happy. It’s an eclectic mix, so let’s just dive right in! Oh, also Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game takes on The Simpsons: The Arcade Game in Video Game Cage Match.   Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” written and performed by Megan McDuffee. And now you can download our theme song as a full single here: https://meganmcduffee.bandcamp.com/track/relax

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