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Nerds Without Pants Episode 265: I am Julian, Slayer of Malenia

Roll for initiative!

Welcome back to Nerds Without Pants! Julian totally forgot to come up with a Stage Select this week, so we just have a beefy Consumption Junction for you, and another Video Game Cage Match that rhymes. We hope you enjoy it!

00:00 – 17:42 Saying goodbye to wrestlers

18:16 – 2:44:14 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Baldur’s Gate 3, Julian’s Elden Ring platinum trophy, Armored Core VI, Stray Gods, Barbie, House of Leaves, Immortals of Aveum

2:44:53 – 2:58:15 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Astral Chain vs Code Vein

2:58:24 – 3:08:28 Outro and Outtakes

NEXT WEEK: Headlines! (send us emails!)


STAGE SELECT: What are some video game characters you love to hate?

VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Jerry Rice and Nitus’ Dog Football vs James Pond 3: Operation Starfish


FEATURED SONG: Hey Pretty (2002 Drive By Remix), by Poe

Twitter: @NWPcast


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




Cary Woodham

09/02/2023 at 07:52 AM

Good video game villains make the best characters to love to hate.  So here's some of mine:

Kefka from Final Fantasy 6

GlaDOS from Portal

Dr. Wily from Mega Man

Bowser from the Mario games

Tron Bonne and the Servebots (and the rest of the Bonne family really) from Mega Man Legends

Super Step Contributing Writer

09/03/2023 at 01:58 PM

First off, that's definitely a Julian thing, the pronunciation of Iceland. Having said that, his fellow Texan (me) approves of Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men, as well as Aqua. That second bit is cause I'm also Julian's fellow Austinite ... moving on. 


I love to hate Kuze in Yakuza 0 so much it sorta turns into love again, but there's definitely a "WHEN IS THIS GUY GONNA QUIT/DIE" element there. 

To some level, I love to hate the unaccepting parents in Walking sims like "Gone Home," but that's not necessarily hate either. More disappointment. 

Finally, once Life is Strange: Before the Storm is over, I kinda (unfairly) hate Max. The "love" part of it comes from that being justice for all the hate Chloe got in the first game (from me too, not gonna lie). Man, context is a hell of a drug. 

I just have more nostalgia for 989 Studios football games (not who made the dog football that I'm aware, but reminds me of their stuff a bit) than I do for The Wizard of Oz on SNES, which is what the other one reminds me of. 
I'm not typing either of these games' full names out, by the way. I refuse. Wholeheartedly.


09/08/2023 at 08:10 AM

Stage Select:
I'm going to go with Bob Page and Wilton Simons from Deus Ex.  Bob Page is a guy who's too privileged even for his own secret society.  And Walton Simons is a guy who JC calls *himself* an ugly son of a bitch just to insult.

Video Game Cage Match:
Ain't no rules says the dog can't win a cage match.  Nitus wins!

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