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MWN #139 – GamerGate

September 12th, 2014 by

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This week, the nerds dive into the “GamerGate” controversy and find out why no one in the gaming world is happy this week. Part real controversy, part faux controversy, and simultaneously the most important and least important thing that’s happened in gaming in a while…

Plus, What we’re all looking forward to (Other than Destiny) – on this edition of the Midwest Nerds Podcast.

Gamer Gate articles:
http://www.vox.com/2014/9/6/6111065/gamergate-explained-everybody-fighting
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/137293-Exclusive-Zoe-Quinn-Posts-Chat-Logs-Debunking-GamerGate-4Chan-and-Quinn-Respond

MWN #138 – Not Exactly Time Lords

August 26th, 2014 by

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This week, Burns does his best to turn the rest of MWN Nation into Whovians as Peter Capaldi makes his debut as the 12th Doctor in the 51 years and counting British TV Sci-Fi epic – Doctor Who.

Also:
Joel needs some serious help – as he suddenly has found himself without a smartphone, Baker gives us a frist-hand account of what it’s like to “be blasted”, and Steve asks us all what the work “exclusive” means.

Break Song – Here We Go Magic – Make up Your Mind.

VOX Doctor Who summary

How the Onion’s art department works

MWN #137 – Everybody Hates Comcast

August 15th, 2014 by

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This week, the nerds talk about:

- The day the music died (on Twitch)
- A Comcastic Adventure with Nicholas Baker and the Codes of Despair
- Re-living some of the best “Summer Games Done Quick”
- Why Michael Bay is important this week (and how if this were a just and fair universe, none of us would know who Michael Bay even is).

Plus, the gang talks about why they’re excited to be nerds (at least the reason this week). The Midwest Nerds Podcast, 4 men on a mission to talk about stuff that’s rad.

MWN #136 – 2 Legit 2 Quit

August 4th, 2014 by

Midwest Nerds #136

This week on the Midwest Nerds Podcast:

Summer movies present and future – Joel and Jason discuss Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – where it succeeds, where it falls short, and why it’s very existence is encouraging… if only to make sure that NOT every superhero movie tries to be Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy…

Plus – the summer games slump is upon us, but the Destiny beta recently reminded gamers that hope is on the Horizon. And, if you can’t wait until september to play Bungie’s latest MMO/ kind of not MMO – there’s always the Shooter/ MMORPG Hybrid FireFall – which just finally landed on Steam Free for all to play.

MWN #135 – At What Cost?

June 5th, 2014 by

MWN #135 -  At What Cost?

This week, the Nerds have been playing Mario Kart 8, Watch Dogs, and goofing around with STEAM’s new in-home streaming (freshly out of beta).

Plus – is the $60 dollar price point actually making our games WORSE? We discuss a fantastic article from gamesindustry.biz which explores AAA games, and the expectations of millions upon millions of game sales.

And Butterfly in the sky – Reading Rainbow is on it’s way back – thanks to Kickstarter.

That’s coming from the internet to your ears on this week’s Midwest Nerds Podcast!

The Astronauts: “In 2014, $60 for a game is a little insane”
Kickstarting Reading Rainbow !!
Break Song – The Avett Brothers “Slight Figure of Speech”