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Nerds Without Pants Episode 239: State of the Generation 2022

I'll just have a little bit of pud, mate.

Well, here we are. It’s the final episode of Nerds Without Pants for 2022. It sure has been a year that happened, with things and events and…I’m already pretty checked out, to be honest.

This is our annual State of the Generation episode, which begins as always with us talking about how we feel about the current console generation and our machines in general. Then we discuss some of the biggest news stories of the year before wrapping up with a look at the games we’re most excited to play in 2023. Also, Super Mario Odyssey challenges Chrono Cross for the NWPWF Heavyweight Championship in a steel cage match!

See you on the other side, listeners. We love and appreciate you all!

Twitter: @NWPcast


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




12/22/2022 at 07:44 PM

I wanted to let yall know that your latest show that is currently on the apple podcast app is from Sept 28.  I just realized I hadn't seen a new episode in awhile and found them on another source.

Also, just listened to the episode where Julian was talking about the X-Men omnibuses.  In case he hasn't seen it yet, Amazon has volume 5 as coming out next June.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

12/23/2022 at 02:55 PM

Thanks for listening! We're still trying to get to the bottom of this Apple thing, and hopefully will have a solution by the time we come back. And I have volume 5 preordered :)


12/23/2022 at 05:00 PM

What people forget when they say "Square Enix sold off Tomb Raider and Deus Ex for $300 million" is that Square Enix only paid the equivalent of $120 million for those franchises to begin with. Tomb Raider hasn't exactly been a big name since the third game on PS1, and even the reboots on PS4/X1 failed to make much of a splash. I'm not sure Embracer is going to do the franchise any better, as I'm not impressed by what I've seen out of them so far.

The Microsoft-Activision deal... I'll be blunt, as someone who has disliked their products for decades, I hope it fails. I'm never in favor of giving Microsoft more power over anything. It cheered my heart a bit when Windows Phone crashed and burned. It will eventually go through, unless the roadblocks become great enough that Microsoft investors get tired of trying and tell Nadella to drop the whole thing.

Eventually I will get on board with the next generation. It's just going to take more than The Last of Us and Dad of Boy Christianizes Scandinavia (which is what the Ragnarok story actually was about) to get me on board. FFXVI looks very promising, in contrast to the troubled developments of FF13 and FF15, so that's a hope spot there. Hopefully I will be done with Tears of the Kingdom and Fire Emblem Engage by the time it releases.





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