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Nerds Without Pants Episode 105: The Best of the Worst Year

2016: bad for mankind, great for video games.

The Nerds Without Pants return from their (overlong) holiday break to talk about a lot of damn games! No Stage Select or Chrono Crossing this time, because we’re about Consumption Junction and our favorite games of 2016. Let’s get to it!

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Nerds Without Pants Episode 75: Leather-Clad Nerds

Happy anniversary, NWP!

Welcome, welcome, to the 75th episode of Nerds Without Pants! It's a monumental occasion, as we are also celebrating our third year anniversary. We celebrate in bombastic fashion, with an epic episode full of surprises and hilarity. If you can make it to the end of this three and a half hour monster we love you.

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The Healing Power of Video Games

Or: How Diablo 3 helped me fight some of my personal demons.

Recently, I came out of “review retirement” to give a glowing report of the PlayStation 4 version of Diablo 3. In that review I talked about how the game really pulled me in this second time around and wouldn’t let go. It’s a fantastic console port and I have no qualms about double dipping on it. If anything, I got more enjoyment out of Diablo 3 on PS4 than I did on the PC, but a lot of that had to do with it being the right game at the right time. While the review platform wasn’t the appropriate place for it, I need to explain just why the act of obliterating hordes of demonic foes for a hundred hours was so cathartic for me. In light of the recent gaming culture landscape I think it’s important to remember how great video games can be, and in rare circumstances even healing.

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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition Review

Loot lust: the 8th deadly sin.

When Diablo 3 came out for the PC in 2011, I don’t think I really understood what it was. Don’t get me wrong: I loved it. It was the first game I awarded five stars to at PixlBit and it went on to become my game of the year. With all of that said, I treated it like every other one of my games: I played it, enjoyed it, and moved on to the next thing. It wasn’t until I plunged back in with the PlayStation 4 “Ultimate Evil” edition that I finally let Diablo get its claws into me, and now I’m trapped.

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Nerds Without Pants Episode 56: An Arrow Flashes in Mordor

When Angelo is away it's all just comics and TV shows, damnit!

Welcome back to Nerds Without Pants! Angelo is out this week, which means Patrick and Julian talk way too long about comic books and TV. But at least we bookend it with some Destiny and Shadow of Mordor.

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Nerds Without Pants Episode 55: Stop Playing With Yourself...

...play with me!

This week, on a very special Nerds Without Pants: JD joins the crew and puts Julian on the therapist’s couch to try to get to the bottom of his deep-rooted issues with multiplayer. Spoiler alert: there’s more going on here than not wanting to be called names by a 14 year old.

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Nerds Without Pants Episode 53: NWP's Summer Vacation

It's a small world, after all...

We’re a couple days late, but it’s never truly too late to enjoy a new episode of Nerds Without Pants. This week, Angelo and Julian are recovering from vacation, Patrick convinces a non-gamer friend why games are cool, Disney world is awesome, and more!

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Nerds Without Pants Episode 52: Not So New

Last comic book reference for a long time. Promise!

It’s a random episode of Nerds Without Pants! Command? (Hopefully you selected “listen”). Angelo isn’t here this time, what with him going on Space Mountains and Splash Mountains and all sorts of Disney Mountains, so Patrick and Julian hold down the fort with some fun Consumption Junction topics. Enjoy!

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Nerds Without Pants Episode 45: Two Nerds, No Topic

Where we talk about stuff. And things.

We're a man down this time, so listen to Julian and Patrick talk about a bunch of stuff that nerds who do not wear pants would talk about. What are those things? Good question?

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