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Nerds Without Pants Episode 194: How We Survived 2020 With Video Games

Or: How John Brandon sold us on that damn Game and Watch clock.

Welcome to the first episode of Nerds Without Pants! It’s our annual Game of the Year episode, and we are happy to be joined by Johnny Brandon from the Square Roots podcast. It’s a fun discussion of our top five games that we played in 2020. Since last year was a great year to play some older games our lists don’t exclusively come from 2020. We wrap up with listener top 3s and an impromptu Video Game Cage Match between Final Fantasy VII Remake and Yakuza: Like a Dragon.  Let’s jump right in!

Our theme song “Relax” and interstitial tracks “To the Maxx” and “Moody Grooves” are written and performed by Megan McDuffee.


 

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Super Step Contributing Writer

02/16/2021 at 01:00 AM

I tried to Google Spiritfarer and was warned not to fly Spirit airlines.

 

I think Kiryu and Ichiban are more similar than they are different in terms of wanting to help and being kinda dumb ... but Ichiban is more cheery mid 30s apartment dweller while Kiryu is stone cold traditionalist with a dad streak. I'd honestly say Kiryu is who I want to be (minus the boneheadedness) and Ichiban is who I am (minus the hair). 

I never heard TLOU 2 wrecks PS4s ... mine was fine. I bought it in early 2014 and it's vanilla PS4. Weird. 

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