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Nerds Without Pants Episode 274: Conversations Flowers Have

My name is Alan Wake. I'm a writer.

Welcome back to Nerds Without Pants! Julian has a big announcement this week: the beginning of a project to upload and archive the entirety of NWP’s 11 year history on our channel! Then we talk about a ton of games before getting into some light headlines.

00:00 – 18:39 Nerds Without Pants: Now on YouTube

19:15 – 2:32:44 CONSUMPTION JUNCTION: Cyberpunk 2077 closing thoughts, Love is All Around, Super Mario Wonder,  Cities Skylines 2, Metal Gear Solid Collection Vol. 1, Spider-Man 2, Videoverse, Alan Wake II

2:33:01 – 3:24:01 HEADLINES!

Star Citizen’s single player campaign “feature complete” after 11 years

Capcom working on a next-gen update to their RE Engine

Ex-Skyrim designer discusses the differences in design philosophy between Bethesda and Larian

More info on Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail

3:24:27 – 3:36:20 EMAIL BANANA BOAT and outro


STAGE SELECT: What are some settings (areas, time periods, level types) that you wish we saw more of in video games?

VIDEO GAME CAGE MATCH: Heretic vs Blasphemous


Twitter: @NWPcast


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






11/03/2023 at 03:08 PM

Stage Select:

Prehistoric. Not sci-fi settings like Turok or Dino Crisis, but legit prehistoric settings where you play as a cave (wo)man. I don't even care if the old trope of mixing prehistoric humans with dinosaurs and Permian Period synapsids comes into play or if they stick with the prehistoric mammals that actually coexisted with humans. Heck, I'd take a gritty RPG version of The Flintstones.

The United States in a setting that is not in New York City, LA, Vegas, or Miami. I've always said that GTA in Texas would be funny as hell if they really played up the things Texas is known for. They could do a 21st century version of New Austin. North Florida (Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Sarasota), would also be funny with everything going on there that's so ripe for parody. Or Oklahoma. Or Albuquerque. I'm surprised there weren't games made that were based on Breaking Bad. 

Larian should tackle a D&D game based on Dragonlance, with Dragonlance characters like Raistlin and Caramon playing roles in the story. Or maybe they shoud make a D&D RPG based on the 1980s Saturday morning cartoon.

I'd like to see more medical-themed video games. We kind of got a taste with that with Atlus's Trauma Center series on the Wii and DS, which launched concurrently with the Ace Attorney series in the US, but Atlus stopped making those after five years. Maybe a game where you play as a heroic nurse.

And there's another idea I just had: Capcom should team up with Vince Gilligan and Bob Odenkirk to make Ace Attorney: Saul Goodman.

 Cage Match:

Going with Heretic, mostly for nostalgia reasons as I played that with my dad when I was a teenager. It also had a pretty good soundtrack.

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