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MWN #140- Destiny & Duck Style

September 23rd, 2014 by

ep140

This week, the nerds talk all about Destiny. Is it an MMO? Is it an RPG? Is it even fun? 3 of the 4 nerds have the battle report straight from the front line, and they weigh in on the good, the bad, the lame, and the fun.

Plus, we respond to a few listener emails, and find out who internet trolls really are. Spoiler Alert: they’re human garbage.

This week’s Midwest Nerds podcast is the ideal audio accompaniment to your reputation grind in Destiny!

Destiny Links:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/09/17/destiny-may-have-a-brilliant-twisted-story-hidden-far-from-view/

Also if you publish a podcast all about destiny while I am trying to study for my Pediatrics boards you may single handedly ensure my inevitable failure

Comment from the face space:
Firefly Online is getting close to beta invites at www.keepflying.com

Who internet trolls really are:
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-online-secrets/201409/internet-trolls-are-narcissists-psychopaths-and-sadists

MWN #139 – GamerGate

September 12th, 2014 by

ep_139

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

ep138

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

ep137

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.