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Nerds Without Pants Episode 73: All Aboard the E3 Hype Train

So much hype that only Astrotrain can contain it!

Welcome to the last Nerds Without Pants before E3 2015! Angelo and Julian get together to catch up on a bunch of Consumption Junction (and anime, apparently), as well as talk about their hopes and dreams for the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Enjoy!

 

3:13 A lengthy anime discussion

26:40 Dawn of War; Angelo finally succumbs to Steam; Julian retiring from gaming

40:40 Julian REALLY sucks at Hearthstone; The Slam Masters podcast

53:15 Julian’s farewell tour of Final Fantasy XI

1:01:24 Angelo and Julian have some issues with this console generation; cautious E3 hype

FEATURED MUSIC:

Quad City DJs- Come on and Ride It (The Train)

Ranma ½ Season 1 Opener

Final Fantasy XI- Voyager

Brentalfloss- Wii Shop Music With Lyrics


 

Comments

Jamie Alston Staff Writer

06/17/2015 at 12:25 PM

Hey guys, just finished listening to this episode.  First off, I thought it was interesting that you guys confirmed what I was thinking waaay back 2 or 3 years ago when Sony and Microsoft were pimping the play-while-it-downloads "ability" of their systems.  I knew it wasn't going to work out as smoothly as they promised.  I never liked the idea of relying on an internet connection to download large games and then try to play them while before they've finished downloadaing.  That's all i have to say about that.

Second thing-- so I'm calmly listening to the rest of the episode, then I get to the end when the Wii Shop Channel music plays with the lyrics, and I nearly busrt out in laughter here at work.  Great way to end the show.  Now I'm heading over to listen to your thoughts of E3 so far on the next NWP.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

06/17/2015 at 11:47 PM

Ohhh ja, pruney brains...

Jamie Alston Staff Writer

06/18/2015 at 11:21 AM

I just might have to find that song an add it to my iTunes.

transmet2033

06/17/2015 at 01:21 PM

I haven't played hearthstone in a while, but when I did.  I didn't really build my own deck.  I had the computer fill out a deck with the cards I had in my stash.  Then I went in and made slight adjustments to add in cards that I liked, and got rid of cards that I never used.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

06/17/2015 at 11:49 PM

I might play around with that. I had started by using the deck helper where it has you pick from 3 cards and helps you build based on having a good selection of mana from low to high level. It's been quite frustrating!

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

06/18/2015 at 03:27 PM

I never had much luck with what they suggested honestly. I tried it a few times but the decks always turned out lousy.

I also never really got my head around arena mode. I always just got shut out.

KnightDriver

06/20/2015 at 04:04 PM

Loved that Wii shop song at the end. I still love using Virtual Console and buying games there. I even got Double Dungeons as mentioned in the song. Yea, that game wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. I've bought very few WiiWare games. Seems like Nintendo could've done more with the eShop I think.

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