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Nerds Without Pants Episode 122: Return of the Halloween Havoc

Or: NWP Endurance Match

Egad, hope you’re ready for this hellacious edition of Nerds Without Pants: Halloween Havoc style! We are joined by Blake to talk about characters that spook us, movies that chill us, and podcast lengths that make us quake with fear. If you all get to the end of this, well…you’ll see.


00:00-05:03- Intro

05:19-1:43:48- STAGE SELECT: Top 3 Most Terrifying Video Game Characters

1:44:40-2:53:56- CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: The Evil Within 2, Capcom, Martyrs, Inside, Last Shift, The Void, Stranger Things: The Game, Lights Out, They Look Like People, It, Bravely Default, Metroid: Samus Returns, DinoGenics, SNES Mini hot takes

2:53:29-3:20:57- CHRONO CROSSING: 1987

3:21:11-3:27:08- Outro and outtakes


STAGE SELECT: Patrick wants to know what video game characters you would eat, and what you think they taste like.

CHRONO CROSSING: What is your favorite game of 1986? Be sure to double check those release dates.



The Pretty Reckless- Make Me Wanna Die

Silent Hill 3- Lost Carol

Stranger Things game outside theme

Whatsacow- Prepare to Die



Blake Turner Staff Writer

10/26/2017 at 11:12 PM

This was a lot of fun. Thank you so much for having me! 

I don't want to eat them, but I would totally smoke the ghosts from Pac Man. They all look high as shit, so I could probably have some fun with that.

God, 3 hours and 26 mins. How much did you cut?

For Chrono Crossing I had to pick Ikari Warriors. SNK games are always brilliant, and this was such an innovative title for it's time. Plus it still looks gorgeous.

And thank you for putting my track in!

Julian Titus Senior Editor

10/26/2017 at 11:35 PM

I cut about 20 minutes before adding the music and drops.


10/28/2017 at 11:48 PM

No Twitter account, but #Delaware.

 Stage select: What game characters I would like to eat.

 1. My first choice is Tif.... errr, never mind, I'll just show myself out now. Cool

 How about Cuccos? I'll bet they taste just like chicken.

2. That giant pig in Wind Waker. That's a lotta bacon, ham, and sausage right there. Hopefully some good ribs.

3. Maybe the cake boss in Super Mario RPG? Not sure how a living cake would taste, especially after being jumped on by Mario.

Chrono Crossing:

Starflight (PC). This is the only time you'll ever see me naming an EA game as a game of the year. I didn't play it until a few years after it came out, but it was an amazing game. It was set in the year 4620, a thousand years after the fall of a galactic civilization, and you were charged with exploring the universe. You outfitted a ship, trained a crew in five different jobs (science, engineering, navigation, communication, and medicine), with the ability to pick from five different species (Human, the insectoid Velox, reptilian Thrynn, plant-like Elowan, or androids). You could explore star systems, individual planets, and nebulae looking for life forms, minerals, and treasures that would enhance your ship or fill in the game's backstory. There were multiple alien races to communicate, trade, and do battle with. Eventually, you would find a certain familiar planet within a "dead zone." Shortly after you start your game, you are also given an impending crisis to resolve that will require you to explore carefully to find all the tools you need to save your home world. Most space video games were space battle games inspired by the Star Wars craze in the early 80s; this game was definitely more Star Trek than Star Wars.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

10/29/2017 at 06:27 PM

People sending me #Delawares are making me smile so big. Thank you!


10/29/2017 at 12:19 AM

Stage Select: 

3. Aya Brea from Parasite Eve. I imagine she tastes like an expensive bottle of champaigne. I'm basing this on the evening gown she looks so elegant in during the first scene of that game. My imagination could see through the polygons in those days... It still can if I'm being honest.

2. Vanessa from King of Fighters. I imagine she tastes like Jack Daniels. She's got that punk rocker edge that I'm probably way too into. I'd chase that down with a coke all day and night.

1. Come on... You know what's coming. It's Chun Li from Street Fighter. I imagine she tastes like a fancy chinese dessert of some kind. I don't know any Chinese desserts, but if I did... Wait... Did I answer this question right? This is what Patrick meant by this question... Right? Right!?

Chrono Crossing: I'm going to pick the game Outrun here because I played it a lot at a bowling alley I went to. I had so many questions about this game and I still do. How are these people not phased by flying out of their convertable? Why is the blond in the car with this maniac in the first place? She clearly doesn't need to be there! What are you outrunning? Why are turns impossible to make on arcade steering wheels? So many questions.

My episode comment: I love longer episodes. I listen to the show at work so a long episode makes a good chunk of my day fly by. A true NWP fan never leaves the game early. (#delaware) I teared up too when my chrono crossing got read. Thank you for that. I've been wanting to share that story for a long time now. Also I'm glad I'm not the only one who has deeply scarring video game fears. I dont feel alone in that anymore. Halloween Havoc may be no more in the world of professional wrestling, but I'm glad it lives on here.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

10/29/2017 at 06:28 PM

I was going to cut our reaction to your story, but in the end I felt that it was important that you know how it affected us. Thank you for sharing that with us!

Oh, Tyrone. You know we're going to have to do something about your Stage Select answers, don't you?

Blake Turner Staff Writer

10/30/2017 at 02:27 AM

Give him a medal because they're awesome?


10/30/2017 at 08:53 PM

Hahahaha! Now I'm looking forward to this.


11/02/2017 at 09:51 AM

Chrono Crossing - I cannot seem to find a single game that I care about that was released in the US in 1986.

Stage Select -  I've got nothing, this question is way too out there for me to even spend time dwelling upon.

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