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Nerds Without Pants Episode 88: We're Overwatching You

Someone on this podcast is toasted. Can you guess which one?

Welcome back to Nerds Without Pants! This week, the Pantsless Ones talk about some Twisted Metal before Chrono Crossing into 2013. We are recording our next episode early, so if you want to participate in the segment for 2012, please comment quickly!

In Consumption Junction, Patrick rips Platinum Games a new one. Apparently, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan is so bad that it makes Metal Gear Rising bad by association. Patrick is over the moon for Overwatch though, and the new Doom is just what Julian always wanted. Angelo has a really great card game to recommend, and reminds us why he's the platformer master.

Remember, we will be recording our next episode a few days after this episode goes live, so give us your 2012 Chrono Crossing games in the comments ASAP, or on twitter @NWPcast.


Alan Silvestri- Theme from Back to the Future

The Rolling Stones- Paint it Black

Overwatch- Intro

The B-52's- Love Shack




06/05/2016 at 07:30 PM

It seems like Spelunky and Dishonored might already get shout-outs for Chrono Crossing 2012. Either of those would be my choice, but since I'm pretty sure they'll get their due I'll try to pick something that won't get mentioned.

My choice for 2012 is Far Cry 3. The game was suprisingly good at stealth. Each outpost was a 10-20 minute solo-infiltration mission to sabotage the alarm in the heart of the camp without being spotted, and then take out the guards one by one or lure wildlife to do the job for you. The best part about Far Cry was that all the most exciting moments happened while you were traveling from point A to point B and not expecting anything to happen. It's a testament to the systems they programmed allowing for chaotic emergent combat to happen in the middle of nowhere at any time.


06/06/2016 at 12:03 AM

My 2012 game is Borderlands 2. It took me a few tries to get into Borderlands 1, but somehow it clicked for me. So when 2 came out, I was all over it. I played it co-op most of the time and it was really fun. I'm hoping Gearbox has enough time to do Borderlands 3 while they try and follow the trends with their MMO shooter Battleborn. 

 I'll have more to comment when I listen to this podcast during the week. 


06/06/2016 at 08:27 AM

You want a few words, so here they are.  Dishonored is my choice for 2012.  For me, this is one of the best expressions of a sandbox game.  You are given a task, and plenty of tools and you can complete your task in whatever manner you see fit.  Slow and methodical, or fast and loose, or even a mix of the two.  On top of that, the world changes depending on how chaotic your playstyle is.


06/06/2016 at 10:26 PM

Some pretty good games released in 2012; Journey, The Walking Dead, Mass Effect 3, Borderlands 2, Diablo 3, Spelunky, Dishonored, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Far Cry 3, Spec Ops: The Line...etc

I think my choice for Chrono-Crossing is Borderlands 2 though. I believe it is the first game that I purchased all the DLC for and actually played it all. I liked the new classes a lot, still played the soldier class though. Handsome Jack was an entertaining villain and probably the best part of the game. I liked the first Borderlands, but the ending was disappointing. The sequel was better in every way.


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