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Nerds Without Pants Episode 55: Stop Playing With Yourself... with me!

This week, on a very special Nerds Without Pants: JD joins the crew and puts Julian on the therapist’s couch to try to get to the bottom of his deep-rooted issues with multiplayer. Spoiler alert: there’s more going on here than not wanting to be called names by a 14 year old.


3:15 Tales of Xillia 2; annoying release schedules; Destiny; Super Smash Bros. 3DS

15:12 Hyrule Warriors; manic chickens;

25:40 Patrick’s throat disease; more Destiny; Fez

37:50 Shadow of Mordor; DuckTales Remastered

50:40 Julian’s tales of Diablo 3 triumph and tribulation

59:45 Comic roundup: Future’s End; Amazing Spider-Man; Trees

TOPIC: Play With Me

1:09:00 Julian’s anxiety; everyone’s intro into multiplayer; MOAR Destiny

1:31:00 The difference between FPS and fighting game skills; that stress of competitive multiplayer

1:47:45 Meeting cool people online; early MMO memories

1:57:20 Favorite multiplayer moments


Sammy Hagar- I Can’t Drive 55

Palette Swap Ninja-Halo (This is all I Play Oh)

Aimee Mann- One

Lene- Play With Me







10/03/2014 at 07:48 PM

Thank you for the reminder that I really need to go grab the newest issue of Trees before it disappears.

Joaquim Mira Media Manager

10/03/2014 at 10:10 PM

HAHAHAHAHA @ the image. The choice is obvious.

Super Step Contributing Writer

10/05/2014 at 10:52 PM

I too prefer fighters to shooters in multiplayer. However, I would not be competitive online at either. The main reason that preference exists for me is that I always know what's happening in fighters. I still have trouble navigating large 3D maps in shooters. 


10/23/2014 at 12:19 PM

Enjoyed the Multiplayer anxiety topic.  Glad i'm not alone.  I've been playing MMO's (mostly solo) for years and I still can't shake the anxiety I feel when grouping for dugeon instances.  I think it's mostly that fear of screwing something up, which is silly but does have merit. The other thing is time constraint.  I have a family and I can't dedicate hours to something, as someone mentioned in the podcast.  So I don't play MMO's much these days ;).  But I do like how Rift and now FFXIV borrowed the public quest system Warhammer introduced.  I need more nerdy friends...

Julian Titus Senior Editor

10/23/2014 at 10:59 PM

You and me both! I had a great group of nerdy friends that I played Pathfinder with, but it all went south and I don't talk to them anymore. I'm glad you could relate to the show. Really felt like I put myself out there and was alone in the wind, since the episode seemed to be a total dud.

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