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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”

MWN #134 – Earth 2 – Rebirf Da Earf

May 23rd, 2014 by

MWN #134 - Earth 2 - Rebirf Da Earf

You know what’s tired? Earth. The pollution, the wars, the overcrowding. We kinda went rockstar on this planet and it doesn’t look like we’re going to fix that anytime soon. Solution? NEW DIGITAL EARTH – from your friends at Facebook.

This week, we discuss what Facebook’s “billion user game” powered by Oculus Rift might look like, then we dive into the Titanfall player population woes, Xbone Kinectless, and the ULTIMATE heist in the stars… all from inside a game.

This week’s MWN podcast is 33% more listenable, so ch-check it out!

Facebook is making Earth “Caprica”
Ultimate drama in the ultimate player-driven MMO:

Break song: Eve 6 – Trust Me

MWN #133 – May the Fourth Wii with U

May 8th, 2014 by

MWN #133 - May the Fourth Wii with U

Since we recorded this show on May 4th, we HAVE to talk about Star Wars. It’s an internet by law that Comcast hasn’t managed to strike down yet… The nerds discuss the latest cast announcements for Episode VII, Disney’s “hacksaw approach” to the Extended Universe… and more.

Then, Wii know U have heard right now that Nintendo’s current gen console… not doing so good. But what’s surprising is how not good, and for how long. The nerds debate what’s next for Nintendo, and pose some interesting questions.

Plus EVERYONE’S GETTING FIRED, and Burns gets excited about SPACE… games… that are looking very promising.


Break me off a piece of that podcast stuff!

The J. Arthur Keenes Band – The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down

Episode #132 – Shut Up and Be Nice

April 24th, 2014 by

Midwest Nerds #132 - Shut Up and Be Nice

This week, the nerds are discussing an interesting phenomenon in Blizzard’s Hearthstone – Heroes of Warcraft… is taking away player speech the only way to ensure people are civil online?

Then – once casual gaming heralded the doom of hardcore games, but is the trend no headed in the opposite direction?

Also – New Star Wars, and Google’s customizable smarthphone future (for real this time). It’s all on this week’s Midwest Nerds Podcast.

Show Links:
Polygon – Hearthstone Chat
VentureBeat – Digital gaming in March
The Verge – Star Wars Rebels
The Verge – Project Ara
Break song – Minus the Bear – Thanks for the Killer game of Crisco Twister

EPISODE #131 – Bleeding Hearts and Chicken PAX

April 17th, 2014 by

EPISODE #131 - Bleeding Hearts and Chicken PAX

This week, the Nerds re-cap the very best of this year’s PAX East – and have details about an all NEW PAX popping up in the “SouthSide”.

Also – is it frustration rather than violent imagery that leads gamers to IRL rage outs? New Research reported by the BBC seems to suggest this… the nerds discuss.

Nick’s on the show, so we talk about Windows and smartphones, and we just can’t stop talking about crowdfunding.

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