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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.

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Games of September: 40m10s/

Borderlands 2 Review: 1h09m10s/

Final Thoughts: 1h28m00s/

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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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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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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

Email: 02m23s/

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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