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Nerds Without Pants Episode 19: Patrick's Day

We've got plenty o' Pa(tricks) and lepre(cons) fer ye, lads and lasses!

Hello, and welcome to a very special edition of Nerds Without Pants! Patrick takes the helm this week for the holiday that was named after him. That...may not be an accurate statement, but the name of the game is all sorts of clever tricks and cons in the world of video games.

Before that, we introduce a new opening segment to the show: Consumption Junction. This is where we talk about all the different forms of media we've consumed since last time, and this week we discuss Julian's new Disgaea obsession, Wreck-It Ralph, inFAMOUS 2, Joe Danger: The Movie, and more.

Then, Patrick dips into his pot 'o gold to talk about some tricky games and even trickier game companies. We bring up all the dastardly deeds we can ken, from deceptive console launches to video game hero switcheroos. Plenty of tangents and asides abound, thanks to input from Joe Step, leeradical42, and angelfaceband42. We've got crotch-shattering combos! Telekinetic babies! Ken Griffey Jr.!Patrick talking in Irish brogue! Don't miss it!


Jeff and Mychael Danna (Blood of Cu Chulainn)

Connie Dover (Laddie, Lie Near Me)

Orealis (L'Hiver Sur Richelieu)

Dropkick Murphys (I'm Shipping Up to Boston)



Super Step Contributing Writer

03/23/2013 at 05:51 PM

Interesting that you mention Water Temple's forcing you to equip and unequip your boots as an unfavorable mechanic. That never actually got under my skin as much as Majora's Mask forcing me to pay excrutiating amount of attention to its time system in order to earn certain masks. After a while, I always get fatigued from having to pause and make sure I'm doing everything right at the right times.

I actually forgot about that wait for Eternal Darkness 2 screen, I remember that as well now.

MGS2 never bothered me as much with introducing Raiden either, really, so I guess I'm with Patrick on that. I think I was used to whiny male anime characters at the time, so while I preferred Snake, it wasn't so much of a shock to the system for me, and being too young to play the original MGS myself when it was released (I mostly just watched my older brother play it), I wasn't as bothered I didn't get to play as Snake, cause I never had for that long to begin with until later.

Nice podcast!

Julian Titus Senior Editor

03/25/2013 at 08:09 PM

I never played Majora's Mask. At the time, it looked like a quickie cash grab that reused a lot of art assets from Ocarina of Time, and after that Water Temple I wasn't going anywhere near it! I hear now that it's one of the most unique Zelda games, and that would help me with my Zelda boredom. But I'm also not likely to go back and play an N64 game these days.

Thanks for you input in the show!

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