May 27, 2012

All Things Good And Nerdy 006 - We Play For Keeps

This week sees the premiere of All Things Good And Nerdy Episode 006 - We Play For Keeps.  Want to know where the episode title came from?  I guess you better tune into the podcast!

The panel was all over this week in their discussion and a variety of topics were touched upon.  The show started with the panel addressing the current trend of zero-day DLC and how many companies seem to be embracing this plan in an effort to squeeze a few more dollars out of gamers.  Next up was a discussion of how big comic companies like Marvel and DC have announced upcoming stories revolving around gay characters.  The common consensus is this seems like a cash grab.  If a character is gay that's great, but the companies should focus on telling good stories not publicity.

Next up was a quick review of Men In Black 3 as most of the panel had seen the movie. The consensus was that MIB 3 is a fun summer movie and its worth checking out.  However, its no Avengers.  Continuing the movie trend, the panel took time to make fun of Battleship and its lack of box office success.  Finally, the panel discussed Prometheus and expressed some worries as to how good the movie will be.

To wrap the show up, the panel moved in to talking about video games.  Some of the topics included a rumored Star Fox and Metroid combined game, the current list of games that will be displayed at E3, the record sales of Minecraft, and a conversation on indie game bundles.  Two sites were directly referenced, they were:

Indie Gala - http://www.indiegala.com/#

Indie Game Bundles - http://www.indiegamebundles.com/category/active/

The panel this week consisted of:

The Adahy - www.twitch.tv/theadahygaming or @TheAdahy

Chris - www.nerdsoftheroundtable.com or @RoundTableNerds

Naki - www.onenerdycupcake.wordpress.com or @1nerdycupcake

This week also featured special guest host Gene.

It was a fun panel this week.  Next week everyone should be back and we'll have another guest host.  Remember if you're interested in guest hosting let us know!

If you only remember one thing from this week's episode, remember that some people just want to cut you.

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May 20, 2012

All Things Good And Nerdy 005 - OP’d and Nerfed

This week sees the premiere of All Things Good And Nerdy Episode 005 - OP'd and Nerfed.  Want to know where the episode title came from?  I guess you better tune into the podcast!

The big news this week is the release of Diablo 3.  Since Chris and Naki have suck computers The Adahy was the only one to play while the rest of us drooled over the game in the livestream.  The panel also discussed the details about The Avengers blu-ray release and massive amount of deleted scenes on the disc.  Of course this then degenerated into a conversation about comic book movies.  The panel took the time to take a shot at Green Lantern and mention that not all comic book movies have to be dark.  It may work for Batman, but not really for Superman.

Moving on, the panel discussed Community and the greatness that was the 16-bit episode.  After a discussion about Dan Harmon's situation with the show we moved on to the Big Bang Theory and how the show might actually be hurting nerd culture.

The show wrapped by moving back into gaming.  Topics included Kickstarter and how that service is helping create games and then of course the latest news from Blizzard.  Finally, the panel discussed the rumor that a Lego Lord of the Rings game is coming soon.

The panel this week consisted of:

The Adahy - www.twitch.tv/theadahygaming or @TheAdahy

Chris - www.nerdsoftheroundtable.com or @RoundTableNerds

Naki - www.onenerdycupcake.wordpress.com or @1nerdycupcake

This week also featured special guest host Andy.  He can be found online @Kapellusch or http://kapellusch.tumblr.com/

It was a fun panel this week.  Next week everyone should be back and we'll have another guest host.  Remember if you're interested in guest hosting let us know!

If you only remember one thing from this week's episode, remember that some people just want to cut you.

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May 13, 2012

All Things Good And Nerdy 004 - Its A Trap!

This week sees the premiere of All Things Good And Nerdy Episode 004 - Its A Trap!  Want to know where the episode title came from?  I guess you better tune into the podcast!

Fair warning to everyone, The Avengers are discussed again, and there will be spoilers.  This movie is far too good to pass up talking about!

The other topics this week included an update on the status of Star Wars: The Old Republic and its declining users, the rise of casual gaming and its impact on Nintendo and Sony, Zynga potentially suing to trademark the usage of 'ville', the announcement of Axe Cop the cartoon, the death of traditional TV viewing and the rise of the streaming movement, rumors about a Steam console, and making fun of the long delayed Starcraft Ghost.  Also, there was a conversation about The Avengers and if that movie had made The Dark Knight Rises less exciting.  The group thinks the movie will be good, but it will be a tough fight against The Avengers.  Finally, there was a spirited debate about Maxim's Gamergirl contest and whether this reinforces poor stereotypes.  This topic will be back, we promise that!

The panel this week consisted of:

The Adahy - www.twitch.tv/theadahygaming or @TheAdahy

Chris - www.nerdsoftheroundtable.com or @RoundTableNerds

This week also featured two special guest hosts as Naki was unavailable.  We had both Ryan and Michelle sitting in this week.  Thanks to Michelle for guest hosting again this week!

Ryan - Plus2Cents.blogspot.com

Michelle - @MichelleEaley

It was a fun panel this week.  Next week everyone should be back and we'll have another guest host.  Remember if you're interested in guest hosting let us know!

If you only remember one thing from this week's episode, remember that some people just want to cut you.

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May 6, 2012

All Things Good And Nerdy 003 - That’s So Appalachia

This week sees the premiere of All Things Good And Nerdy Episode 003 - That's So Appalachia.  Want to know where the episode title came from?  I guess you better tune into the podcast!

This week we had a few technical difficulties that shortened the podcast.  But that didn't stop us from discussing a variety of topics.  If you saw the Avengers you are in luck because we will discuss it.  If you haven't seen the movie yet all the Avengers coverage is at the end and we clearly state when the spoiler discussion will start.  So you're safe to listen in until then.

The other topics this week included the Elder Scrolls Online, specifically whether it is a good idea, the PS Vita's sagging sales, the soon to release Diablo 3, the hate of Battleship the Movie, and how The Expendables 2 is a movie designed to appeal to men.  Also, we spoke about the new Madden announcers, and the addition of multiplayer to the God of War franchise.  To wrap up the non spoiler discussions the panel went over the latest trailer for The Dark Knight Rises and talked about the growing readership of digital comics.  After that it was time for the Avengers!

The panel this week consisted of:

The Adahy - www.twitch.tv/theadahygaming or @TheAdahy

Chris - www.nerdsoftheroundtable.com or @RoundTableNerds

This week also featured two special guest hosts as Naki was unavailable.  We had Bob sitting in as well as  Michelle Ealey @michelleealey on Twitter.

It was a fun panel this week.  Next week everyone should be back and we'll have another guest host.

If you only remember one thing from this week's episode, remember that Twilight is just like Mein Kampf.  Yes, I brought that back from last week.

Admin Note: We had some technical difficulties this week, sorry things got a little screwy.  If you have any questions, comments, or advice hit one of us up on Twitter.

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