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Nerds Without Pants Special: E3 2015: Exploding Pants!

Hey guys an gals! No time for talking in this post, because this E3 special of Nerds Without Pants is coming in hot. The Pantsless Ones talk about the major press conferences and are amazed at how excited they are for this year's show (and next year's games!). There was no time for Julian to work his usual editing magic so we hope you all enjoy anyway. E3!!!

We discuss Bethesda, Microsoft, EA, Sony, Nintendo, and close out with Square Enix. We have a lot of great games to talk about and I know we missed out on a ton, but we'll be back tomorrow with more impressions. Let us know what you think in the comments section!




06/17/2015 at 01:30 PM

It would have been amazing for Bethesda to sit on Fallout 4 until their conference, but the game would have most likely leak in the week leading up to E3.  I mean, even Dishonored 2 was nearly leaked.  And all they really did was say "hey, Fallout 4 is coming, you will get a proper reveal next Sunday"

Also, I hope that I understood Bethesda correctly.  I got the impression that all their games, should be out by next E3.  I know that they were extra vague about Dishonored 2, but I still think that I heard them correctly.


06/17/2015 at 11:24 PM

I saw something on line about new Dishonored being live streamed on twitch a few days before E3. Coincidence? 

Jamie Alston Staff Writer

06/17/2015 at 02:34 PM

Another hilarious ending.  I'm in tears.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

06/17/2015 at 11:50 PM

You caused me to try and outdo myself for tonight's show.You'll have to tell me if I succeeded. Also, I hope this episode listens alright. I didn't get to give it the normal love and attention that I normally do in editing.


06/17/2015 at 09:54 PM

That Rare compilation of games is actually only $30 so it's a dollar per game.

The new Mirror's Edge they said is an open world game this time, so I'll be interested to see how they handle the level design (world design at that point since it's open world). There were a lot of parts in the first game where you were on the ground level and inside plenty of building, so maybe they're trying to pull all three environments into one design philosophy this time. Now they can have rooftop gameplay, ground level, and interior places altogether. The first game had some of my favorite level design and platforming in any game so I wonder if it'll be similar this time around. That first game definitely wasn't short when you think about the actual game you're playing. They tapped out every mechanic to its full potential by the finish of the game. If you play through the game and consciously think about the areas you're in, how quickly you blaze through them, and the fact that it goes on for 8 hours, you'll realize there's an insane amount of intricate level design and production work in that game. It's ridiculous that Mirror's Edge 1 exists at all and that it had slick mechanical execution, let alone the fact that it has a giant campaign and it was super good and a gorgeous art style. Such a weird awesome piece of game design history. When I started getting interested in game design a couple years ago the thing I wanted to design most were Mirror's Edge 2 levels or work on a new Portal. I'm so ready for new Mirror's Edge.

I'm going to play the new Star Ocean for sure. I haven't finished the previous game because it's so huge (I'm still on disc 1 of 3 and I've done dozens of hours of crap), but I really like the combat and music. The characters are awful and the writing sucks, but you only deal with that stuff once in a long while between huge amounts of exploration and fighting. By all rights I shouldn't play these games, I somehow got pulled into the niche last gen with The Last Hope and I think it's pretty cool. The brief gameplay demo they showed of the combat looked like exactly what I want from a new one.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

06/17/2015 at 11:52 PM

Open world Mirror's Edge is...huh. I...I don't know how I feel about that.


06/20/2015 at 04:07 PM

That Rare compilation is going to be on disc? I thought it was going to be something like Capcom Arcade Cabinet and be digital only. This means I'll have to preorder it for sure.


06/17/2015 at 11:27 PM

If ever there were a more appropriate use of that South Park image... it was the FF7 remake reveal. The title of the podcast is appropriate as well. I could have sworn I listened to one of your podcasts and someone was contemplating getting out of gaming? Do you still feel this way? Am I wrong about this? I myself considered leaving gaming for at least a year, but I've been playing more games now than ever. I can't imagine ever leaving gaming now with all them reveals.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

06/17/2015 at 11:54 PM

Yeah, in episode 73 I was talking about "retiring" from following the industry hardcore. Between writing my own fanzine in high school, working gaming retail for almost a decade, and following the podcast and writing scene ever since I feel like I'm starting to get a little jaded. So I look to E3 to rejuvinate myself, and I think you can tell from the sound of my voice in this episode that I am pretty pumped about the future!


06/20/2015 at 04:08 PM

I've been kinda down on the current gen myself until this week. Things are looking up.

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