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Nerdist Podcast: Brian Henson

Brian Henson and Chris sit down to talk about their pet dogs, the technique of puppetry, growing up in the heyday of The Muppet Show, and the show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy!… more

James Gunn Brings “Lollipop Chainsaw” to the Indoor Kids (NSFW)

Kumail and Emily welcome James Gunn to the couch on this week’s Nerdist Channel edition of The Indoor Kids to talk about, and play, “Lollipop Chainsaw.” You heard him talk… more

The Indoor Kids #52: Ignoring the Sun in Santa Barbara!

This week, Kumail and Emily are on vacation in beautiful Santa Barbara, which means that Emily got sunburned the first day and we’ve spent the rest of the time playing… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… more

Beta’d: “Company of Heroes 2″

Welcome back to Beta’d, Nerdist’s weekly look at the world of upcoming videogames. This week saw the release of the first trailer for THQ’s Company of Heroes 2. THQ showed… more

The Legacy Music Hour #87: Kazuo Hanzawa

The work of composer Kazuo Hanzawa, aka Norio Hanzawa, is the focus of Episode 87.  Originally a Konami employee, Kazuo moved on to work for the company Treasure.  With an… more

Atari at 40

Wednesday was Atari’s 40th birthday. This will mean more to some of you — let’s call you “old” — than others, but the significance of what became known as the… more

Nerdist Podcast: James Gunn

James Gunn comes on the podcast to talk about his new video game Lollipop Chainsaw, everyone talks about their coffee addictions and all their favorite TV shows right now! Follow @… more

The Indoor Kids #51: Keith Apicary/Nathan Barnatt

First The Indoor Kids talk with Keith Apicary, video game fan boy, whose overzealous demeanor has gotten him kicked out of video game events and conventions from coast to coast…. more

Beta’d: “Injustice,” The Ultimate “Who Would Win In A Fight?”

Welcome back to Beta’d, dear reader, for another heapin’ helping of the latest in all things gaming. Today, we’re taking a look at one of the most buzzed-about games of… more

The Bloody Adventures Of 8-Bitham Lincoln

If you’re already willing to humor the idea of Abraham Lincoln: Bounty Hunter, why not go all the way and have Honest Abe take an axe to the bloodsuckers in… more

The Legacy Music Hour #86: Outer Space

Brent and Rob go where no man has gone before: outer space.  That is, they focus on space related games and space levels for Episode 86.  And truth be told,… more

A Primer On 8-Bit Art

Last week, PBS’ “Off Book” series of online reports did a piece on 8-bit art. It looks at the evolution of the form from video games to its present state…. more

Let’s Punch Jonah Again with “The Indoor Kids”

This week on the Nerdist Channel’s The Indoor Kids, it’s part 2 of Kumail and Emily’s session with the Nerdist Podcast’s Jonah Ray. They’re still playing Punch-Out. Punching Jonah, even… more

The Indoor Kids #50: OCD Gaming Moments with Film Crit Hulk

This week, Kumail and Emily welcome their good pal Film Crit Hulk to talk about all the obsessive achievement-hunting, score-beating, game-finishing moments of our gaming lives, from childhood on. Plus… more

Beta’d: First Look At Star Trek: The Game

Welcome to Beta’d, our new weekly column devoted to video game news, reviews, demos and beta releases. This week we’re taking our first look from E3 at Star Trek: The… more

The Legacy Music Hour #85: Ending Music 2

Brent and Rob say goodbye in this episode, many times, in fact, because Episode 85 is all about Ending Music – and their second time with this topic at that (… more

Working “2nd Watch” With Wil Wheaton

When the first season of Falling Skies ended in a pretty shocking cliffhanger, we immediately wanted to talk about it with someone. Sure, we finally caught up to actress Jessy… more

Angry Eagles

I am, as I may have mentioned on occasion here, a longtime, rabid, Philadelphia Eagles fan. (Don’t judge me.) Like everyone else on Earth, I like playing Angry Birds. Eagles… more

Minecraft: A Quick Non-Primer on Maps

I’ve been playing Minecraft for a month or so now and I can’t find my house. Or any of my houses. Or underground lairs. Or small lava pools or pig… more


Oh, the middle of June. E3 has washed over us and now the Mac nerds hunch over their iPads to read live blogs of WWDC. Don’t get me wrong… more

The Indoor Kids #49: E3 Reactions with Ali Baker

Today Kumail and Emily welcome Ali Baker, the original cohost of Indoor Kids, to catch up on life, talk about games we’re playing, and discuss all the biggest news out… more

Pickstarter: Our Favorite Crowdfunded Projects 6/10

This week we take a look at a Potter fan’s wet dream, a simple yet engaging strategy game and new way to learn about Portland that doesn’t revolve around a… more

“Wreck-It Ralph” – Perhaps the Nerdiest Movie Of All Time

[youtube] Disney’s new film, “Wreck-It Ralph,” looks tailor-made for the Nerdist set. It concerns the villain from a Donkey… more

The Legacy Music Hour #84: Capcom

Popular game company Capcom is the focus of Episode 84.  So many games, so much music, where does one start?  Founded relatively late in the video game world (1983), Capcom… more