Nerds Without Pants Episode 12: Apocalypse...Now?
NWP is a great show to listen to while packing your bug out bag.
Happy end of the world, everyone! With today being the supposed end of times according to the Mayans, the Nerds Without Pants thought it would be a great time to talk about apocalyptic games and media. Before that, we catch up on what we’ve been up to lately.
Rob is back after recovering from a terrible bout of throat AIDS (don’t ask). He talks about Far Cry 3 and The Hobbit. We also talk some comic books, have a heated debate about the difference between graphics and art design, and more. Julian rants about his bug infested experience with The Walking Dead which leads us to ponder the nature of giving popular games a pass when they have serious technical issues. He also sends a love letter to David Tennant, the tenth Doctor. Who? Exactly.
The topic of the day is the end of the world, and we talk about our favorite depictions of the apocalypse in video games and film. We discuss what type of post apocalypse we’d most like to live in, and then finish things off with a doomsday scenario wherein we can only play one game for the rest of our lives, and reveal what that game would be for each of us.
Thanks for listening to us! If the world hasn’t descended into chaos after this, join us again in two weeks for another exciting edition of Nerds Without Pants! Oh, and check out the apocalyptic web comic Weapon Brown, which we bring up during the show.
Johnny Cash- Ring of Fire
Doctor Who theme
The cast of The Hobbit- Misty Mountains
R.E.M.- It’s The End of the World As We Know It