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The Nerd Aside
96 minutes | Aug 11, 2018
TNA 008 - Antonio de Banderes
We talk about artificial intelligence in movies, more specifically Ex Machina, Blade Runner and it's sequel (and short films), and Automata.
85 minutes | Aug 4, 2018
TNA 007 - Duo, a Podcast Story
Episode 007 Today Nate and Wes talk about several different movies which are completely spoiled including, Solo a Starwars Story, Thor Ragnorok, Black Panther, The Avengers Inifnity Wars, super hero fatigue setting in, Bravely Default, Skyrim, the disaster involving Bless Online and its release, and the death of Total Biscuit the Cynical Brit.
90 minutes | Jul 28, 2018
TNA 006 - E3 2018 Overview
TNA 008 Show Notes We talk about all of the games we are (are some we aren't) excited for that were announced or talked about at E3 2018. For a complete list of the games go to http://www.ign.com/wikis/e3/Games_at_E3_2018
91 minutes | Jun 24, 2018
TNA 005 - Youtube Blues
Episode 005 Show notes We talk about some things we are planning to do in the future for the podcast, how Wes is a transhumanist, we talk about strange journey redux, recap a little about pillars of eternity (spoilers), pillars of eternity 2 first impressions, Nintendo not doing virtual console for switch, devil may cry, bayonetta 1 and 2 for switch, games that are expected to be at E3, lastly we discuss several youtubers and podcasts we enjoy listening to on a regular basis.
60 minutes | Jun 7, 2018
TNA 004 - Video Game Review: The Alliance Alive
The Nerd Aside episode 004 - Review of The Alliance Alive -In todays podcast we confuse just how many episodes we have, talk a little about our last review which was incredibly long, then we proceed to shit all over the game we are reviewing. We tried to keep things positive at the begining but eventually just let loose on how much we did not enjoy this game. We also discuss what our next review is planned to be about and give some first impressions of the game we are currently playing.
173 minutes | Jun 6, 2018
TNA 003 - Video Game Review: Xenoblade Chronicles
The Nerd Aside Episode 3 Wess and Nate finally finished Xenoblade Chronicles and spend way too long talking about it in detail. There's also a review around in there somewhere. Probably.
100 minutes | Jun 5, 2018
TNA 002 - Nate Is Best Girl
The Nerd Aside Episode 2 Show Notes We discuss our grind with finishing Xenoblade Chronicles so we can start our review, our plans as to how we intend to structure the review episode, again the structure of the podcast when we are not doing reviews, Wes having to game in his jeep so we can do reviews, getting mixed up about Mario Odyssey and Mario Galaxy with what title sold more than Breath of the Wild, Call of duty sales from 10 years ago and why Wes enjoyed the games at the time of release, we discuss Humble bundle being bought by IGN, Nate disliking identity politics in video game reviews, we debate on how spoiled we are with the current amount of modern content that comes out daily, The Singularity, difficulty in video games, the differences in our percieved difficulty with dark souls 3 (spoilers if you care), more tangents about the show name and tangents in general, Animal Crossing fan theory's, Wes tells Nate about Rune Factory, romance in videogames, Wes is a pervert...(jk), Nate likes to emulate being single in games, "Persona 5: Clearly the Greatest Valentine's Day Option" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRiyJNgyxzU, how awesome Persona 5 is and how much Nate enjoys Persona 4, we discuss future games to possibly review, more Xenogears things from last episode, how we feel about movies in general today, Filmjoy link to YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/chainsawsuitoriginal check out "Movies with Mikey" at this channel, why Nate likes certain types of movies, "WHAT THE FUCK IS A SONIC!?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyNnSbmn8OI , laughing at critics of pornography.
107 minutes | Jun 4, 2018
TNA 001 - Pilot
The Nerd Aside, Episode 001 - This is Wess and Nate's pilot episode of their new podcast "The Nerd Aside". In this first episode we discuss our favorite types of videogames, how we became gamers, the first games we ever played, subtlety in game narrative, tactical RPG's we enjoy, how we rank aspects of games including; graphics, art direction, narrative, dialogue, story, music, sound, gameplay, are visual novels games?, tone issues in games, writing in games, other nerd items we may be looking at, what genre setting we tend to enjoy, our favorite themes to explore in media, tropes in games we enjoy, dating companions in games, playing as females in games where you can date, how we plan to structure our shows in the future, what nerdy things are we excited for that are coming out soon, and we list our top five favorite games and why we like them.
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