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Nightfall Unlimited Appearance

Todd puts in an appearance on the Nightfall Unlimited test show with fan favorite Ray Marek, but not before an extended rant about positivity.

Okay, Todd here, this is a short show and then I’m headed out of the country for a little getaway with my wife–sorry, not sorry. I thought about skipping this week’s Thursday show completely or cooking up some kind of “best of” episode, but instead I thought it would be fun to pull back the curtain a bit and share a little segment I did for our friend Ray as he works on the return of the Nightfall Unlimited podcast. This was a Google Hangouts call I connected to, so my end of the conversation sounds a lot different from their end. I did run through it in Audacity to tighten things up a bit. There will still be a Monday show and next Thursday’s show is a good solid maybe, but things will definitely be on autopilot until I get back in town.

Yeah, I ranted a bit on this one. I think it was for a good cause. I think we have a certain responsibility to look at what folks in the community do around us. It reflects on all of us, and it’s usually pretty basic right and wrong. In any case, show Ray & company some love and I’ll be back before you know it.

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Next-Gen Nerds: Episode 2 – Unofficial Show Notes

After a brief trial period and confirmation that I won’t be too easily fired, I’m happy to share my new podcast, Next-Gen Nerds! This show is the product of me and two close friends having kids, being nerds, and spending an hour a week together, under the tutelage of our friends at Lineup Media. The early feedback has been (too) positive.

Since the studio (perhaps rightly) hasn’t yet given me unrestricted access to the show’s website, I thought I could use this space to do some unofficial show notes for our latest episode: United Airlines and Video Games.

Games

GoldenEye – It needs no introduction, but if you’re interested in the specific mentions from the show, here’s Kotaku’s post about the deserted turret outpost. You can see my feature article profiling some of the legends of retro game development, including GoldenEye X lead Donald J. “Wreck” York at Zam.com. It was my first paid article!

MLB The Show Goes Full RPG – We talked about sports fans getting…surprisingly nerdy, and MLB The Show’s RPG mode serves as a prime example. Personally I don’t know how you could sit through this, but if it’s your thing, enjoy.

Xbox Live Games with Gold – You still have time to grab the month’s first set of games before they switch over around the 16th. These are great games, free with the subscription you may already be paying for!

Finally, if we could only manage to share one game each with our children, the three of us somehow managed to share all of the following:

  • Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Dragon Warrior
  • Sweet Home
  • Mega Man II
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Star Trek
  • M.U.L.E.
  • Gyromite

Music

A Dark Orbit – It’s John’s band. Go listen.

Ben Folds – Ben Folds doesn’t need my help, but you need Ben Folds’ music in your life.

The Impossibles – Jamie talks about The Impossibles like I talk about Ben Folds.

MC Frontalot – MC Frontalot’s career isn’t an easy one. He could use your support.

MC Lars – Jamie and I both enjoy MC Lars a lot. Give him a listen.

Mega Ran – Jamie’s a fan. Here’s the album he mentions, Black Materia.

RaRa’s album From One will change your life.

Shai Hulud – I listened to Dune on Audible, so I didn’t appreciate having to try to sound this out for Googling purposes. Jamie gave this kind of a half-hearted plug; he might loan you the disc.

They Might Be Giants – If you’ve never checked out TMBG, do so.

Weezer – Who doesn’t love Weezer? These guys have nerd credit for days, and Jamie/Producer Brian just did a great podcast profile of “the blue album” that may just take you on an emotional stroll down memory lane.

Other Things

You’ve either seen the United Airlines videos by now or you’ve gone out of your way to avoid them. Let’s agree to skip them in this post. We appreciate everyone’s spirited discussion about this topic, and the opportunity we’ve been given to discuss it as well. Any concerns about our viewpoints on this matter can be directed to New Jersey Pigeon (NJP).

Speaking of which, that is indeed the famed pigeon John discussed with us at length in the image at the top of this post.

Please do hit us up at NGNerds.com, check out the latest show and subscribe with your favorite button, connect with us on Twitter @NGNerds and on Facebook. Here’s to surviving to see Episode 3!

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Catch Me on Hacker Public Radio!

Just a quick note that my segment for Hacker Public Radio went out today!