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THE COUNTDOWN HAS COMMENCED! Now that the Honorable Mentions are out of the way, it is time to delve into the true meat of the Top 100 list. This part details our collective picks for numbers 100 all the way to 81. We discuss the merits of each game while simultaneously complaining whenever a game we didn't want on the list appears. Alas, that is the way is goes during a collaborative effort, not everyone can get their way. But then again, isn't that the fun of lists like these? Complaining about lists is one of the true joys of being a nerd. 

For this section of the list, we bid farewell to our resident Angry Gamer, Ronald "It Gon Rain" Bienemy who was off hosting a Baton Rouge Gaymers Event, but say hello to several others! This time we have Matt "I Cried During Lufia" Finneman, Chris "Thick Veiny Cock" Robinson, Scott "Hates RPGs" Brehm, Mason "TWEWY" Maldonado, Andy "Eye Roll" Niemann, and other Andy "The Thing Is" Dileo. 

What do you think of the first round of games? Agree? Disagree? Think a game should be ranked higher? Or not at all? Let us know! E-mail us at 

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Welcome to the very first installment of our long awaited definitive list of the best video games of all time (according to us) See, that is an important distinction to make. This is not a Top 100 Influential Games or Top 100 Games that Changed Videogames list. We only put games on here that we personally played, personally enjoyed, and personally recommend. If it came out before we were born? Chances are it didn't make the cut. Full disclosure: Atari is entirely missing from this list. Sorry. Each Nola Nerd contributed their own personal Top Video Games list, and then we all gathered together to debate and decide the definitive order of them. 

This first part details the games that weren't quite good enough to make it onto the list. These are the Nola Nerd Podcast's Honorable Mentions. 

After you listen, let us know what you think! Don't think a game should have made the list? Upset that one of the games on your own personal list didn't make it? Drop us an email at Hit us up at or Twitter @NolaNerdPodcast and check out our video rendition of our list over at 

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Man. 48. That number is dangerously close to the big 5-0. We are crazy near our biggest milestone yet! Thank you everyone who has stuck with us this long. But enough premature nostalgia! We are here to talk about comics yo! This week we tackle the final wave of DC's Zero Month and discuss and debate any new origin changes contained within. We sadly start the countdown clock to the end of major Marvel flagship books. We get interrupted by Cathy "Not Internet Famous" Lesher. And we shamelessly plug other Nola Nerd properties. Tonight, the Nola Nerds consist of Matt "Bad Pun" Finneman, Chris "Dot Gov" Robinson, and Scott "Rose and Thorn" Brehm. Books of the Week and Time Stamps below:

Books of the Week
Matt: Punisher #16
Chris: Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3
Scott: Justice League Dark #0

Email: 02m11s/

Corporate Sponsors: 08m41s/

Current Events: 10m31s/

Batman Inc #0: 14m54s/ Matt: 6/5 Chris: 6.0/

Batman: Dark Knight #0: 16m10s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

I, Vampire #0: 18m39s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.0/

Superman #0: 20m25s/ Matt: 5.5 Chris: 6.0/

Voodoo #0: 22m13s/ Matt: 5.0 Chris: 5.0/

Savage Hawkman #0: 23m47s/ Matt: 4.5 Chris: 5.0/

Fury of Firestorm #0: 25m39s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 6.5/

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3: 27m40s/ 8.5 Chris: 9.0/

All-Star Western #0: 30m46s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Aquaman #0: 32m51s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Flash #0: 37m23s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Justice League Dark #0: 42m02s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.5/

Red Lanterns #0: 45m19s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.5/

National Comics: Rose and Thorn #1: 48m21s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Talon #0: 52m14s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Teen Titans #0: 57m53s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.5/

Gambit #3: 1h02m58s/ Scott: 8.0/

Invincible Iron Man #525: 1h05m57s/ Matt: 7.0/

Punisher #16: 1h08m09s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Wolverine and the X-Men #17: 1h12m27s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.5/

Adventure Time #8: 1h17m48s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

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O snap, has it been another week already? Time flies when you are completely egulfed by the world of comics! This week the Nola Nerds tackle the third week of Zero Month, discuss new origins, miss Scott's sultry voice, and generally dick around. But this week? This week we meant business. Tangents were kept to a minimum, and we powered through these like a slightly more professional team of reviewers than normal. Who knows? We might even improve ourselves! This week the Nola Nerds are Matt "Axton" Finneman, Chris "Salvador" Robinson, Andy "Maya" Niemann, and a brief appearance by Scott "Zero" Brehm.

Book of the Week
Matt: Fables #121
Chris: Nightwing #0
Andy: Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #3
Scott: Red Hood and the Outlaws #0

E-mail: 01m13s/

Corporate Sponsors: 10m31s/

Current Events: 11m46s/

Sword and Sorcery #0: 14m39s/ Matt 7.5 Chris 7.0 Andy 6.5/

Captain Atom #0: 18m54s/ Matt 5.0 Chris 3.0/

DC Universe Presents #0: 20m34s/ Matt 5.0 Chris 5.0/

Legion of Super-Heroes #0: 25m29s/ Matt 7.0 Chris 6.5/

Supergirl #0: 28m00s/ Matt 6.5 Chris 5.0/

Red Hood and the Outlaws #0: 29m38s/ Matt 7.5 Chris 7.5/

Catwoman #0: 33m20s/ Matt 5.0 Chris 5.5/

Before Watchmen: Nite-Owl #3: 35m32s/ Matt 8.0 Andy 9.0/

Batwoman #0: 38m33s/ Matt 8.5 Chris 8.5/

Batman Beyond Unlimited #8: 40m52s/ Matt 8.5 Chris 8.5 Andy 8.5/

Birds of Prey #0: 45m39s/ Matt 8.0 Chris 7.5/

Blue Beetle #0: 47m29s/ Matt 7.0 Chris 7.0/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #0: 49m50s/ Matt 9.0 Chris 8.0/

Justice League #0: 52m06s/ Matt 8.5 Chris 8.5 Andy 8.5/

Nightwing #0: 55m20s/ Matt 9.0 Chris 9.0 Andy 8.5/

Wonder Woman #0: 57m48s/ Matt 8.0 Chris 8.0/

Fables #121: 1h00m08s/ Matt 9.0 Chris 9.0/

Unwritten #41: 1h02m48s/ Matt 8.5 Chris 8.5/

Avengers Academy #37: 1h05m38s/ Matt 8.5 Chris 8.5/

Daredevil #18: 1h07m59s/ Mtt 8.5 Chris 8.0/

Ultimate Spider-Man #15: 1h11m10s/ Chris 7.5/

Ghostbusters #13: 1h13m06s/ Chris 8.0/

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:44am EDT

Wow! Almost two hours long. That sure is daunting. I mean, I don't even know if I could sit through two hours of people talking about comics. Wait...what's that? These Nola Nerds are pretty entertaining to listen to? They go off on amusing tangents and verbally abuse one another? AND they know their stuff? Hmm...ok. I'm in.

And that right there is how I mentally picture what our fans go through when they see how long this episode is. This week we have several, SEVERAL! good emails to answer, we break down every single one of this weeks' Zero Issues from DC, as well as give you all the news you need to know about the comics world! Join Nola Nerd OG Trio Matt "Proto Man" Finneman, Chris "Jitterbug" Robinson, and Scott "Scarlet Spoiler" Brehm as they break down everything into easily digestible bites of awesome for you. Books of the Week and time stamps below:

Books of the Week
Matt: Batman #0
Chris: Green Lantern Corps #0
Scott: Green Lantern Corps #0

Email: 02m15s/

Corporate Sponsors: 20m51s/

Current Events: 22m40s/

Deathstroke #0: 29m49s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.0/

Grifter #0: 32m13s/ Matt: 5.0 Chris: 5.0/

Legion Lost #0: 34m16s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 5.0/

Before Watchmen: Comedian #3: 37m13s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.5/

Batgirl #0: 39m40s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 8.0/

Batman #0: 43m25s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0/

Batman and Robin #0: 48m19s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Demon Knights #0: 51m40s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #0: 54m33s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 8.0/

Green Lantern Corps #0: 57m03s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 8.5/

Ravagers #0: 1h02m20s/ Matt: 5.0 Chris: 6.5/

Shade #12: 1h09m00s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Suicide Squad #0: 1h11m50s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.5/

Superboy #0: 1h16m55s/ Matt: 4.0 Chris: 3.5 Scott: 4.0/

Team 7 #0: 1h21m50s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 8.0/

Avengers vs. X-Men #11: 1h26m12s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 7.0/

Scarlet Spider #9: 1h29m55s/ Matt: 7.0 Scott: 7.0/

Uncanny X-Force #31: 1h34m25s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Uncanny X-Men #18: 1h38m15s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Wolverine and the X-Men #16: 1h41m57s/ Matt: 7.0/

Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #3: 1h45m56s/ Matt: 6.5 Chris: 7.0 Scott: 7.5/

He-Man: Masters of the Universe #2: 1h48m11s/ Chris: 6.0 Scott: 6.0/

Mega Man #17: 1h52m28s/ Matt: 8.0/

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

Ah August. Not quite the Game-ageddon that the holiday season is, but definitely not the infinite drought of gaming sadness that June and July usually are. It is essentially the red headed step child of the gaming calender. However! This month gave us relatively lots to talk about in the gaming world. From gaming expos like GamesCom and PAX Prime to new info on the Wii U and Vita to a few new game announcements, to the actual releases of the month running the gamut from retail to downloadable to mobile. We talk about them all! And then quickly regress into several tangents relating to anything from motion gaming merits to the qualifications of a handheld to the big question of them all: Who sucks more this gen? Capcom or Square-Enix? 

Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Captain Quark" Finneman, Chris "Metroplex" Robinson, Scott "Madden Madness" Brehm, and Ronald "Persona" Bienemy as they break down the month of August so you don't have to!

01m11s - Gaming News August 2012

26m33s - Retail Games

1h01m00s - Downloadable and Mobile Games

1h14m12s - Closing Thoughts

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Woo! The Nola Nerds are back on schedule! Suck it Hurricane Isaac and Entergy energy company! You can't keep a mediocre group of self entitled nerds down! This week marks the beginning of the DC "Zero Month" as well as seeing a few new series launch themselves to our delight. Just like we did back at the launch of the New 52, the Nola Nerds have committed to reading every single Issue Zero for your benefit. We suffer so you don't have to! We talk Marvel, Baz, the Rot, and the game changer curveball given to us in Fairest. Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Phantom Judas" Finneman, Chris "Bumper Carla" Robinson, Scott "Can't Remember His Own Comic" Brehm, with a brief appearance from Andy "Quips and Thwips" Niemann. Books of the Week and Time Stamps below:

Books of the Week
Matt: Fairest #7
Chris: Fairest #7
Scott: Swamp Thing #0

Emails: 02m32s/

Corporate Sponsors: 13m35s/

Current Events: 15m42s/

Detective Comics #0: 17m41s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

Worlds' Finest #0: 19m00s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.0/

Green Arrow #0: 20m17s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 6.0/

G.I. Combat #0: 21m52s/ Matt: 4.0 Chris: 4.0/

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #3: 23m22s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Animal Man #0: 26m01s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.5/

Batwing #0: 29m08s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Action Comics #0: 32m55s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Dial H #0: 35m25s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Earth 2 #0: 38m11s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Green Lantern #0: 41m58s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.5/

Phantom Stranger #0: 46m54s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5 Scott: 7.5/

Stormwatch #0: 51m22s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Swamp Thing #0: 54m45s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 9.0/

Fairest #7: 1h00m00s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5/

Avengers Academy #36: 1h05m57s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

Invincible Iron Man #524: 1h09m55s/ Matt: 8.5/

Punisher #15: 1h12m31s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #14: 1h16m40s/ Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Lookouts #1: 1h20m14s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Think Tank #2: 1h24m20s/ Matt: 9.0/

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:59am EDT

Another month, another random 5th week of comics, another bout of awesome annuals and whimsy-filled comic fun times! This episode is horrifically late unfortunately, due to the Nola Nerds' geographical location. Hurricane Isaac shut our power down for a good long time, as well as delaying the actual comics until the following week. So people of the future, enjoy this look back into your past, and our present! TIME TRAVEL! This week the Nola Nerds are Matt "Drunk Machete" Finneman, Chris "Threatened By a Damn Machete" Robinson, and Andy "Steve Celsius" Niemann. Time stamps and Books of the Weel below.

Books of the Week
Matthew: Green Lantern Annual #1
Chris: Before Watchmen: Minute Men #3
Andy: Batman Beyond Unlimited #7

Email: 02m31s/

Corporate Sponsors: 07m45s/

Current Events: 08m58s/

Before Watchmen: Minute Men #3: 14m25s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 8.0/

Aquaman #12: 18m30s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 7.5/

Axe Cop: President of the World #2: 22m13s/ Matt: 7.5/

Batman Beyond Unlimited #7: 24m46s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.5/

Flash Annual #1: 33m54s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Green Lantern Annual #1: 38m57s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Justice League #12: 43m18s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Andy: 8.0/

Justice League International Annual #1: 49m30s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

National Comics: Looker #1: 54m13s/ Matt: 8.0

Avengers vs. X-Men Versus #5: 57m50s/ Matt: 4.5 Chris: 5.0/

Uncanny X-Force #30: 1h04m22s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 8.0/

Wolverine and the X-Men #15: 1h08m35s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 8.0/

Mass Effect: Homeworlds #4: 1h13m00s/ Matt: 8.0/

Ghostbusters #12: 1h17m50s/ Chris: 8.0/

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