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The countdown continues! The Nola Nerds once more head out to break down some knowledge on the finest video games our great hobby has to offer. Old and new, hard and easy, blockbuster and niche, no title that deserves their spot on this list goes unnoticed! We discuss everything from the 3D debut of several classic franchises, to a western masterpiece, to one of the most memorable survival horror games around, to one of the single best licensed fighting games around and many more! Like lists? Love games? Then this is the place you need to be! Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Shikamaru" Finneman, Chris "Sam Fisher" Robinson, Ronald "Lenneth" Bienemy, Mason "Sanity" Maldonado, and Andy "Raz" Niemann as they tell you everything you need to know about our top picks for numbers 41 through 20!

Tell us what you think! Now that we are getting closer and closer to the best games of all time, are there any choices you feel deserved a higher spot? What about a lower one? What games got the total shaft that you felt needed to be represented? Let us know!

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Direct download: Top_100_games_40-21.m4a
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Normally the number 52 doesn't mean much. But in the comics world, especially for DC, 52 is chock full of awesome. And this episode of the Nola Nerd Podcast is just as awesome as 52. It's also as weekly. In fact, we are totally 52. I call Booster Gold! This week the Nola Nerds debut 'Arrow Watch,' answer some hard hitting emails, welcome a new all ages book, say goodbye to some Marvel gems, and discuss how to accurately portray New Orleans in a comic. So without further ado, let us move on! Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Booster" Finneman and Chris "Dibny" Robinson as they serenade you with comic news in their sexual dulcet tones.

Books of the Week
Matt: Bravest Warriors #1
Chris: Punisher: War Zone #1

Email: 02m19s/

Corporate Sponsors: 10m45s/

Current Events: 12m48s/

All-Star Western #13: 21m35s/ Matt: 7.5/

Flash #13: 24m11s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Justice League Dark #13: 27m35s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0/

National Comics: Madame X #1: 31m02s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

Red Lanterns #13: 34m11s/ Matt: 8/0 Chris: 7.0/

Talon #1: 38m07s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Teen Titans #13: 41m58s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Fables #122: 45m38s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.5/

Unwritten #42: 49m02s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5/

Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences #3: 52m22s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5/

Invincible Iron Man #527: 55m33s/ Matt: 8.0/

Punisher: War Zone #1: 58m24s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0/

Adventure Time #9: 1h02m06s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Bravest Warriors #1: 1h05m13s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.0/

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Direct download: Episode_52.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm EDT

Man..episode 51. Coming off of the high of the hijinks filled 50th mega episode, could anything truly rival? Who cares? We've got comics to talk about! It is the original duo tackling the week in the biz as we talk about 'Arrow' pilot debut, dissect Chris' lack of TV love, poor event tie-ins, and ridiculous corporate sponsors. Join Matt "Cyclops was Right" Finneman and Chris "Speedy (In Bed)" Robinson as they hate on each other, love comics, and generally end up doing whatever they want to do.

Books of the Week
Matt: Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences #2
Chris: Batwoman #13

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Corporate Sponsors: 08m52s/

Current Events: 12m19s/

Catwoman #13: 20m41s/ Matt: 6.0 Chris: 6.0/

DC Universe Presents #13: 23m02s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

He-Man: Masters of the Universe #3: 25m40s/ Chris: 5.0/

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #4: 27m36s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0/

Batwoman #13: 31m58s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0/

Birds of Prey #13: 36m11s/ Matt: 8.0/

Green Lantern: New Guardians #13: 38m22s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Justice League #13: 42m02s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Nightwing #13: 46m52s/ Matt: 8.0/

Wonder Woman #13: 50m28s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences #2: 53m29s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.0/

Daredevil #19: 58m10s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.0/

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #16: 1h01m48s/ Chris: 7.5/

Uncanny X-Men #20: 1h04m52s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.5/

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Direct download: Episode_51.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT

Alright. Deep breath. Deep breath. One. Two.. THREE! HAPPY FIFTIETH EPISODE! Seriously, we have done fifty of these. If you know us at all, and I'd like to think that after all this time you would, you would be just as surprised as us that our laziness never stopped us. Delayed us in uploading them sure, but never stopped us! So to celebrate this momentous occasion, the Nola Nerds are proud to announce that we will now be doing video reviews for a wide array of things in conjunction with our movie reviews. Comics, video games, trade collections, TV...the possibilities are endless! But this week in our show we have tons of new emails, and DC Comics and Scott Snyder were kind enough to release Batman #13 and the start of Death of the Family to help celebrate our 50th episode! This week join the Nola Nerds Matt "Snoop Lion" Finneman, Chris "#1 Stunna" Robinson, Scott "Psy" Brehm, and Andy "Drake" Niemann as they bring you the week in comics!

Books of the Week
Matt: Batman #13
Chris: Batman #13
Scott: Batman #13
Andy: Batman #13

CLEAN SWEEP WEEK! Congrats to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo!

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Corporate Sponsors: 25m01s/

Current Events: 26m50s/

Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #2: 34m38s/ Matt: 7.5/

Batgirl #13: 38m29s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0 Andy: 8.5/

Batman #13: 44m42s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 9.0 Scott: 9.0 Andy: 9.5/

Batman and Robin #13: 51m10s/ Matt: 6.5/

Demon Knights #13: 53m12s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #13: 57m53s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 8.0/ 

Green Lantern Corps #13: 1h00m15s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Phantom Stranger #1: 1h04m25s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Andy: 8.0/

Suicide Squad #13: 1h07m11s/ Matt: 8.5/

Team 7 #1: 1h09m42s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 6.5/

Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences #1: 1h13m24s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 6.5/

Invincible Iron Man #526: 1h17m06s/ Matt: 7.5/

Uncanny Avengers #1: 1h19m22s/ Matt: 7.5 Chris: 7.0 Andy: 7.0/

Wolverine and the X-Men #18: 1h28m07s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Mega Man #18: 1h32m03s/ Matt: 7.0/

Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #4: 1h36m18s/ Matt: 7.0 Chris: 6.0/

Think Tank #3: 1h39m32s/ Matt: 8.0/

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Direct download: Episode_50.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

September. September is the dam that holds back the crushing waves of the holiday deluge of video games. Cracks start to appear in the dam, but it is still fairly strong. Damn, I am good at metaphors. This month in gaming we discuss the news from the Tokyo Game Show, discuss the merits of the true reveal of all pertinent Wii U information, talk about new game announcements, as well as laud Sony for the Day One Digital initiative. We also break down the games of the month, from the big dogs of Borderlands 2 (we even give it a mini review!) and World of Warcraft to the smaller gems like Black Mesa and Torchlight 2. Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Twenty Twizzle" Finneman, Chris "Loves Hexagon" Robinson, Ronald "Huge Nintendo Fan" Bienemy, Scott "Brass Fan" Brehm, Mason "Early Adopter" Maldonado, and Andy "Tokyo Jungle" Niemann.

Gaming News of September: 01m18s/

Games of September: 40m10s/

Borderlands 2 Review: 1h09m10s/

Final Thoughts: 1h28m00s/

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Direct download: Video_Game-September.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:09pm EDT

Welcome back devoted gamers and list lovers! We hope you are ready for more gaming greatness as we continue our climb to the top! As we continue to talk our way to #1, it becomes increasingly difficult for us to place games over others. Each game on this list is a classic in its own right, and sometimes the only reason other games placed higher is because more Nola Nerds advocated for it. It is a long and winding journey that nearly ended one friendship. If that kind of drama doesn't make for good fake internet radio, I don't know what does! This time we talk about everything from sequels to beloved games, to a more mature relaunch of a gaming icon, to arguably one of the best video game movie tie in of all time, to a game that was more than met the eye, and many more. Join Matt "Replicant" Finneman, Chris "I Hate Drake" Robinson, Ronald "Hogan" Bienemy, Mason "Cybertron" Maldonado, Andy "Colossi" Niemann, and Andy "Maverick" Dileon as they usher you into to the world of gaming greats!

What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Think Chris is a big ol' bitch? Think Andy's black lung cough sounds wonderful over the internet? Sound off and let us know at any of our wonderfully convenient social media destinations! 

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Direct download: Top_100_games_60-41.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT

Who is ready to continue on with some lists? We know we are! You know, there is just something about debating something so exhaustively and coming together to collectively agree on a list that makes it all worthwhile you know? I am sure this list will be debatable to many of our fans and critics alike, but that is the whole point of it all - to generate discussion and conversation about one of the greatest hobbies of all. In this list we break down numbers 80 through 61 and tackle some of the all time greats. From space animals, to the most unlikely of gaming crossovers, to time traveling heroes, to a current fave and many more, the Nola Nerds are out in force to voice their opinions. This time around we welcome Matt "Mitochondria" Finneman, Chris "Dark Forces" Robinson, Ronald "The Immortal" Bienemy, Mason "Sora" Maldonado, and Andy "Do a Barrell Roll" Niemann.

Do you agree with our list? Disagree? Drop us a line and let us know! All opinions will be shared on a future video game episode of the Nola Nerd Podcast!

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Direct download: Top_100_Games_80-61.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

FORTY NINE! One step removed from the big one folks! This week was something of a breather for us here at the Nola Nerd HQ. With DC's Zero Month over, we start in with several major cross over events in the New DCU as well as the explosive finale to Marvel's epic Avengers vs. X-Men! What did we think of the start of Green Lantern's Rise of the Third Army? What about the start of Swamp Thing and Animal Man's Rotworld? Who was right in the end - Scott or Cap? Just who exactly won the game of flag football in Avengers Academy? What is the surprise book that blows away all expectations? Find out the answers to these and many more questions you never knew you craved to know about! Join the Nola Nerds Matt "Scott Was Right" Finneman, Chris "Anti-Avengers Arena" Robinson, and Scott "Grundy" Brehm. Books of the Week and time stamps below.

Books of the Week
Matt: Avengers vs. X-Men: Versus #6
Chris: Fairest #8
Scott: Swamp Thing #13

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Corporate Sponsors: 10m41s/

Current Events: 12m00s/

Daredevil: End of Days #1: 15m18s/ Chris: 7.5/

Legends of the Dark Knight #1: 17m17s/ Matt: 8.0/

Before Watchmen: Rorschach #2: 20m21s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0/

Animal Man #13: 22m50s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5 Scott: 8.0/

Swamp Thing #13: 27m13s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.5/

Dial H #5: 29m30s/ Matt: 6.0 Chris: 5.0/

Earth 2 #5: 31m48s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Green Lantern #13: 34m59s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 8.0 Scott: 8.0/

Stormwatch #13: 41m07s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.0/

Fairest #8: 44m55s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 9.0/

Avengers Academy #38: 49m10s/ Matt: 8.0 Chris: 7.5/

Avengers vs. X-Men #12: 52m19s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 8.5/

Avengers vs. X-Men: Versus #6: 56m48s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5/

Uncanny X-Force #32: 1h03m25s/ Matt: 9.0 Chris: 8.5/

Uncanny X-Men: 1h05m59s/ Matt: 8.5 Chris: 9.0/

Axe Cop: President of the World #3: 1h08m45s/ Matt: 8.0 

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Direct download: Episode_49.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT