Nerds Without Pants

Synopsis

Welcome to the Nerds Without Pants podcast! We're here to talk to you about games, comics, movies, and Jason Statham. Listen to our organized chaos, and join in the discussion with your letters. Keep it pantsless, internet!

Episodes

  • Episode 149: Remaking the Remaster

    Episode 149: Remaking the Remaster

    10/04/2019 Duration: 02h30min

    Welcome to another jam-packed edition of Nerds Without Pants! This week, we’re joined by Friend of the Show John Gholson to talk about remaking some of our favorite games. We have a lengthy Consumption Junction segment, and finish things off with the most bombastic Video Game Cage Match so far! 00:00-08:30 Introduction 08:53-1:06:45 STAGE SELECT: What game would you remake, and how would you do it? 1:07:43-1:58:59 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Where John has been, Shazam!, the future of the MCU, Walt Simonsen’s Thor, Transmetropolitan, Far Cry 5 and Far Cry: New Dawn, MLB The Show (no, really), Battle Chasers, C2E2, TMNT, the great audio book debate, Suikoden 1:59:35-2:30:07 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Street Fighter V vs Mortal Kombat XL NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What is your favorite video game puzzle? VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Yakuza vs The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim GREAT GAME GIVEAWAY: Submit the secret code phrase found in this episode for a chance to win a copy of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice or Devil May Cry

  • Episode 148: Higher. Further. Faster.

    Episode 148: Higher. Further. Faster.

    13/03/2019 Duration: 01h40min

    Hey folks! This episode of Nerds Without Pants is lean, mean, and ready to give away a video game! There’s a lot to cover, but since Julian is writing this post from an IHOP with a waiter giving him the “wrap it up” look, it’s time to keep things short. This week, we announce the first winner of The Great Game Giveaway, and we announce the next contest: listen and share the show for your chance to win a copy of either Devil May Cry V or Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice! Now, on to the show! Nerds Without Pants has a Discord server now! Julian still doesn't know what Discord is or how it works, but if you guys ever wanted to talk about how bad the show is without Julian hearing about it, now's your chance!  STAGE SELECT: What would your perfect super hero video game be? CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Ark: Survival Evolved, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Game of Thrones, unboxing a new PlayStation VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Kingdom Hearts versus Earthbound NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: If you could remake o

  • Episode 147: Video Game Cage Match Beyond Thunderdome

    Episode 147: Video Game Cage Match Beyond Thunderdome

    27/02/2019 Duration: 02h32min

    Welcome, to a very special episode of Nerds Without Pants! Wait, wasn’t last episode special because we began the Great Game Giveaway? Yes, yes it was, but this time we’re unveiling our new third segment: Video Game Cage Match! We have a banger of an opening bout for you, too, as Sonic 2 squares off against Mega Man 2 in the Battle of the Blue Boys! 00:00-04:12 Intro 04:26-1:06:56 STAGE SELECT: What do you want from the next generation of consoles? 1:07:51-1:57-47 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Resident Evil 2, Crackdown 3, the failings of Microsoft, Alita: Battle Angel and The Matrix, Return of the Obra Dinn, Ace Combat 7’s Strange Reel, Wagroove, Tetris 99, Ark 1:57:47-2:32:01 VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 vs. Mega Man 2 NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What would be your definitive super hero video game? Go deep, select a character and tell us what kind of game you’d want. VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Kingdom Hearts vs. Earthbound GREAT GAME GIVEAWAY: Don’t forget to submit the secr

  • Episode 146: The Great Game Giveaway

    Episode 146: The Great Game Giveaway

    14/02/2019 Duration: 01h41min

    Welcome, friends and lovers, to the next episode of Nerds Without Pants! This week, we are very excited to kick off the Great Game Giveaway! Somewhere in this episode is a secret code phrase. Listen for it, and DM Julian (don’t expose it publicly please) for a chance to win a digital copy of Kingdom Hearts 3 or Resident Evil 2 remake! Follow us on Twitter and retweet the episode post for another entry, and you can share the show on Facebook for yet another chance to win! Good luck, and now, on to the show! 00:00-06:44: INTRO 06:58-54:21: STAGE SELECT: If you were making a new indie retro-style game, what would you make? 55:39- 1:41:53: CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Ark: Survival Evolved, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Onimusha HD Remaster, Pillars of Eternity, crowdfunding games, The Orville, Tetris Effect, Super Monkey Ball for some reason NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What features/improvements do you want to see in the next generation of video game consoles? THE DEBUT OF VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH! The first bout: Mega Ma

  • Episode 145: The Best of the Longest Year Ever

    Episode 145: The Best of the Longest Year Ever

    30/01/2019 Duration: 02h51min

    So, 2018 was like eleventy billion years long, but at least we got a lot of great games to play. And the Nerds Without Pants even played some great games last year that didn’t come out in 2018. So, seeing as how this is a podcast and all, we decided to sit down and talk about our favorite games that we played. Julian dropped the ball on booking a guest for this one, but thankfully Justin Hamm of the Clickbait Update podcast was nice enough to pitch in again, and at the last minute, no less! We run down our top five games that we played in 2018, along with some honorable mentions, and y’know what? It ends up being a pretty cool and eclectic list of games. NEXT EPISODE: THE RETURN OF STAGE SELECT! Patrick wants to know what retro-style indie game would you design? You only get one, so make it interesting! THE BEGINNING OF THE GREAT GAME GIVEAWAY! Listen for details on how you can enter to win your choice of Kingdom Hearts 3 or Resident Evil 2 Remake! Submit your Stage Select comments by 8:30 Central

  • Special: Music That Makes You Go Hmmm

    Special: Music That Makes You Go Hmmm

    16/01/2019 Duration: 02h17min

    Welcome, at last, to the annual Nerds Without Pants music special! Yeah, it's waaaay later than intended, but we promise you it was worth the wait. If you don't like it, you can file your complaints to Julian. Find him on twitter @Tyrone_Swift. Oh, did we just spoil one of the surprises? Don't worry, there's more to come, so please enjoy this huge labor of love, preferably without pants on.

  • Special: Little Gaming Buyers Guide

    Special: Little Gaming Buyer's Guide

    02/01/2019 Duration: 26min

    Welcome to one of the specials we have planned during our annual hiatus! It's just not the special we had planned to release first, but we'll cross that bridge later. Join Julian as he does a solo show about some of the smaller game's he's played recently. Maybe you'll hear about something you never heard about before, or maybe you'll come away from this episode with some new games you want to try. Or, you'll just roll your eyes because Julian doesn't like Celeste. Either way, enjoy this bite-sized special edition of Nerds Without Pants, and keep an eye out for our big music special!

  • Episode 144: State of the Generation 2018

    Episode 144: State of the Generation 2018

    19/12/2018 Duration: 02h01min

    Welcome to the last episode of Nerds Without Pants for 2018! It’s been a heck of a year, and we’re closing things out with our biggest guest to date: none other than Ryan Scott of The Geekbox and The Comedy Button! So strap in, because it’s time for our annual breakdown of the video game industry that we like to call the State of the Generation podcast. We kick things off by talking broadly about this generation as we take full advantage of Ryan’s vast knowledge and experience covering the games industry. Then we tackle Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony and discuss what they have done right and wrong this year. In the back half of the show, Ryan hits us with some awesome talking points that revolve around various news stories and trends from the year. We cover everything from Diablo Immortal’s poor reception to the opening of real competition for Steam, and much, much more! We’ll be taking our yearly break to play tons of games in preparation for our top games of 2018 episode,

  • Episode 143: Accomplished Nerds

    Episode 143: Accomplished Nerds

    05/12/2018 Duration: 02h07min

    Welcome to a bacteria-filled edition of Nerds Without Pants! Julian and Patrick were both sick for this episode and definitely don’t sound 100% but leave it to Julian to eliminate 99.9% of all the coughs, sniffles, and sneezes to bring you yet another quality podcast. It’s our last standard format show of 2018, so let’s get to it! 00:00-02:05 Intro 02:17-1:18:19 STAGE SELECT: Top 3 Gaming Related Accomplishments 1:19:24-2:06:34 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Black Friday gaming hauls, The Forest, God of War, Patrick’s masochism, Forgotten Anne, Spider-Man, The Witcher 3 (sorry!) NEXT EPISODE: It’s time for our annual State of the Generation episode! Leave your thoughts about the games industry in the comments and we’ll try to get to them as we talk, for a more free-form edition of NWP. PixlBit has a Discord, whatever that is. You can join it, if you can figure out what the heck it is?   FEATURED MUSIC Donald O’Connor- Make ‘Em Laugh Gene Kelly and Donald O’Con

  • Episode 142: NWP AMA

    Episode 142: NWP AMA

    21/11/2018 Duration: 03h52min

    If you thought the last episode of Nerds Without Pants was super-sized, you have another think coming! This is our longest show so far, but every minute of it is pure gold. We have the host of the Clickbait Update podcast (and NWP super contributor) to tackle a massive AMA for Stage Select. So go do a bunch of chores and let us entertain you! 00:00-09:43 Intro 09:59-3:13:09 (!!!) STAGE SELECT: NWP AMA 3:14:10-3:50:45 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: The Quiet Man, Hitman 2, Roundabout, Bohemian Rhapsody, Attack of the Killer Donuts, Halloween, Jason in Mortal Kombat X, Astro City 3:50:45-3:52:08 Outro and outtakes NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are your top 3 gaming related accomplishments? From achievements to beating your older brother on Street Fighter, we want to know! SUBMIT YOUR STAGE SELECT COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 11/29 TO HAVE THEM READ ON AIR! FEATURED MUSIC: Queen- Assorted music tracks

  • Episode 141: My Gamer Academia

    Episode 141: My Gamer Academia

    07/11/2018 Duration: 02h53min

    Welcome back to a thoughtful Nerds Without Pants! Patrick had a smarty pants Stage Select topic, so we enlisted the smartiest pants person we know: Mike Fallek of the Hackthought Podcast. What follows is comedy, heated debates, and the debut of the Patrick Leap? Listen and find out, Pantsless people! 00:00-09:10 Intro 09:25-1:24:48 STAGE SELECT: How to gameify academics. 1:25:38-2:49:38 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Mike’s retro game journey, SNES Classic, Halo, Mega Man 2, playing from save states and “Nintendo Hard”, Earthbound, Julian’s Resident Evil remake triumph, speed running, PlayStation Classic, Mike giving Julian a heart attack, Red Dead Redemption 2 2:49:38-2:53:14 Outro NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: NWP AMA! Ask us anything! What do you want to know? What games do you want our opinions of? What other things are on your mind that you’d like us to address? This is your chance to find out! SUBMIT YOUR STAGE SELECT QUESTIONS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON NOVEMBER 15!   FEATURED MUSIC Van

  • Episode 140: The Curse of The Halloween Havoc

    Episode 140: The Curse of The Halloween Havoc

    24/10/2018 Duration: 01h45min

    Hello, boys and ghouls! It’s nearing the end of October, which means it’s time for the annual Halloween Havoc edition of Nerds Without Pants! We have some fun discussions in store for you, so let’s get right to it. 00:00-04:12 Intro 04:27-1:06:06 STAGE SELECT: Top 3 scariest moments when you were in control of your character 1:07:13-1:45:25 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Patrick’s come to Jesus moment with The Witcher 3, Hearthstone, Marvel STRIKE Force, Resident Evil HD Remake, scary movie suggestions NEXT EPISODE STAGE SELECT: Patrick wants to know some ways that you would “gameify” academia. Hit us with your best ideas! SUBMIT YOUR STAGE SELECT COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 11/4 TO BE ON THE SHOW! FEATURED MUSIC: Killer Instinct- Ya Ha Haaa Powerwolf- Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend Theme song from Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Resident Evil (original)- Cast

  • Episode 139: Missing in Action

    Episode 139: Missing in Action

    12/10/2018 Duration: 02h56s

    Gah! What the hell happened? Well, Julian will explain, but basically, this edition of Nerds Without Pants is problematic. Wait, that’s not the right phrase. It’s plagued with problems. Lots of problems! To quote The Doctor: “I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry.” Hopefully you power through the audio issues, because we have former PixlBit Features Editor Jesse Miller to talk about missing in action games. Please be gentle in the comments; Julian agonized over this one. 00:00-06:59: Intro 06:56-1:16:52: STAGE SELECT: Top 3 “Missing in Action” games 1:18:03-1:57:56: CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Hollow Knight, board games, Splatoon 2, Nintendo’s DLC approach, The Witcher 3, Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle, MORE Witcher 3 1:57:56-2:00:56: Outtro and outtakes NEXT EPISODE STAGE SELECT: Tell us your top 3 scariest moments when you had control of your character. NO CUTSCENES OR CINEMATICS! SUBMIT YOUR STAGE SELECT PICKS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON 10/18! FEATURED MUSIC: Gunship- When Y

  • Episode 138: Check Out Our Huge Sacks

    Episode 138: Check Out Our Huge Sacks

    26/09/2018 Duration: 01h59min

    Welcome back to a regular episode of Nerds Without Pants! That’s right, we’re here with Stage Select, Consumption Junction, AND special guest Joey, AKA Superstep. Oh, you lucky people! No time for time stamps, so Julian sends his apologies. Next time, baby! STAGE SELECT: What 5 items from video games would go into your bag for a quest? CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Spider-Man, The Simpsons, Netflix Originals, SNES Classic, SO MUCH FIGHTING GAMES, The Witcher 3 (and a new segment), Valkyria Chronicles 4   NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What are your top 3 “Missing in Action” games? These need to be dormant franchises with at least one sequel, but hasn’t had a game made or announced for this generation. Check out PixlBit’s dormant feature for more details! SUBMIT YOUR STAGE SELECT PICKS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON OCTOBER 4! FEATURED MUSIC: Planet Booty- Take Off Your Pants TWRP- Rock n’ Roll Best Friends Ninja Sex Party- First Date Ninja Sex Party- Danny Don’t You Know

  • Special: The Dragons of Dojima

    Special: The Dragons of Dojima

    12/09/2018 Duration: 01h41min

    Wait, what's this? Two special episodes of Nerds Without Pants in a row? Yes, friends, it's true! Our...modified recording schedule led to some, er, confusion. Luckily, we had special guest and long time NWP commenter SuperStep on hand to pick up the slack. So buckle up for a non-spoiler, deep dive discussion about Yakuza Kiwami 2 and the Yakuza series as a whole. Oh,you're still here? Just listen to the episode. I basically explained what we do in the first paragraph. Enjoy!

  • Special: Julians Digital Mystery Tour

    Special: Julian's Digital Mystery Tour

    03/09/2018 Duration: 28min

    Welcome to a slapdash special edition of Nerds Without Pants! Scheduling and tech woes have kept us from recording a proper episode, but instead of leaving our wonderful audience high and dry, Julian has cobbled together this impromptu resurrection  of Digital Mystery Tour, our failed video game music podcast from...4 years ago? Sheesh. Anyway, we hope you enjoy! FEATURED MUSIC: Yakuza Kiwami 2: The End of the Dogma Oxenfree: Beacon Beach God of War: The Dragon Octopath Traveler: Decisive Battle II The Witcher 3: Steel for Humans

  • Episode 137: Feelin a Might Peevish

    Episode 137: Feelin' a Might Peevish

    16/08/2018 Duration: 02h21min

    Welcome back to Nerds Without Pants, dear listeners! And welcome back Stage Select to our normal format! We thought it would be a few more episodes before we’d be able to bring it back, but phase two of the NWP 3.0 beta is in full swing. As such, it’s a lengthy Stage Select, followed by a tiny bit of Consumption Junction. Hey, baby steps. 00:00-07:40 Introduction 07:57-1:51:09 STAGE SELECT: Top 3 Gaming Pet Peeves 1:52:06-2:20:37 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: NioH, The Witcher 3   NEXT EPISODE: STAGE SELECT: What five items would you put into your inventory for a long quest? SUBMIT YOUR STAGE SELECT COMMENTS BY 8:30 CENTRAL ON AUGUST 23 TO BE ON THE SHOW!   FEATURED MUSIC: Miami Nights 1984- Ocean Drive Perturbator- Brain Damage The Witcher 3- Steel for Humans NioH- Main Theme Battle Beast- Dancing With the Beast

  • Episode 136: Ye Olde Englishe

    Episode 136: Ye Olde Englishe

    01/08/2018 Duration: 01h43min

    Hey, we’re back right away, so I guess the hiatus is really over. Huzzah! On this episode of Nerds Without Pants, it’s another all Consumption Junction edition with Julian and Patrick. But tune in next time for the return of Stage Select, as well as a special guest! We kick things off with Julian making the podcast rounds. Be sure to check out The Shaded Pixels Podcast and The Arcade Memories Podcast, and let them know NWP sent ya! That leads into another lengthy discussion about arcades, and Julian’s dream business. After that, Julian likes but not loves Octopath Traveler, Patrick has a special deal for NWP listeners interested in blockchain development, and Julian is disappointed in his Nintendo Switch. Patrick bought some stuff on the PlayStation Summer Sale, which leads to a talk about the devaluation of video games. We round things out with some comic book talk, and Julian’s trip to the Distant Worlds: Final Fantasy concert.   NEXT EPISODE: THE RETURN OF STAGE SELECT! What ar

  • Episode 135: Kept You Waiting, Huh?

    Episode 135: Kept You Waiting, Huh?

    20/07/2018 Duration: 01h34min

    After a longer than intended hiatus, the Nerds Without Pants are BACK! A lot has happened since the last episode of the show two months ago. New jobs, new adventures, and the announcement of the beta phase for NWP version 3.0. Enough with the preamble; let’s get to it! We kick things off with why we were gone, some minor E3 talk (we know it’s way late, so we don’t dwell on it), and Patrick’s favorite arcade spot. Julian finished God of War and is amazed that he liked Detroit: Become Human more. On top of that, there’s also talk of Yakuza 0, Patrick’s new endeavors, the return of Patrick’s Poetry Corner, and more! We’re happy to be back, and we appreciate your love and patience with us during our hiatus and this upcoming transitional phase. We look forward to getting back to full power and being better than ever; just give us time! We love you all.   FEATURED MUSIC Backstreet Boys- Backstreet’s Back The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny Slayers Nex

  • Episode 134: NWP Royal Rumble

    Episode 134: NWP Royal Rumble

    23/05/2018 Duration: 03h08min

    Welcome to a bittersweet episode of Nerds Without Pants! It may be one of our best episodes of the year, but we’re missing Patrick as we discuss what music the Pantsless Ones would strut out to the wrestling ring with. We also have a couple somber announcements, so this is certainly an episode you should not miss. We love you all! 00:00-09:13: Introduction 09:28-1:40:48: STAGE SELECT: Wrestling entrance music for NWP 1:41:39-2:28:16: CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Warhammer 40K Inquisitor, Abyss Odyssey, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, Castles of Burgundy, Conan: The Barbarian board game, Julian’s first cruise, God of War 2:28:54-3:00:01: PAK WATCH: Final Fight (1989) 3:00:01-3:08:39: Outro and outtakes That rockin’ Castlevania remix we talk about is here!   FEATURED MUSIC Celine Dion- My Heart Will Go On The Lonely Island f/T Pain- I’m on a Boat Auli’I Cravalho- How Far I’ll Go The Lonely Island f/Michael Bolton- Jack Sparrow Lin Manuel Miranda- Opetaia Foai (We Know the Way)

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