The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

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 Skyrim Dawnguard, LEGO Batman 2 DC Superheroes, and Spec Ops: The Line. Plus we watched all of the new Mass Effect endings and discuss those, but we do it at the end and give you warnings if you don't want it spoiled.

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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. He has a lifetime ban from PAX. Then, we talk to Keith's creator, comedian Nathan Barnatt, about his life long love of games and how he used it to make a career for himself.
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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 we also discuss Prometheus and Moonrise Kingdom. 

PS- We know OCD is a serious disorder, and we are not making light of it.

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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 of E3. What games wowed us? What press conferences embarrassed us? What is Smart Glass? We'll discuss it all!

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This week, Kumail and Emily welcome their own personal Alec Baldwin to the studio to talk about the games they've been playing, the things they're looking forward to out of E3, and the nature of child psychopaths. Plus Emily tries to explain the appeal of Minecraft. Enjoy!

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This week, Guy Branum joins us! He was one of the original employees of TechTV and the former head writer of X-Play, and he and the kids talk how video game entertainment has changed, his place in it, and whether or not the online gaming world needs Moms. Plus also we discuss nerds and being a minority. Pretty heavy stuff, guys.

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Welcome to another live version of The Indoor Kids, where we talk about porn versions of video game titles, dreamcast our favorite video games into the movies that'll never be made, wallow in the worst of video game dialogue, and Kumail reveals an unhealthy obsession with Eliza Dushku.

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Today on The Indoor Kids, Kumail and Emily are joined by Kellee Santiago (@kelleesan), one of the founders of thatgamecompany, the company behind Flower, Journey, and more! Kellee joins us to talk about how she got into game design, the theory of fun (cooler than it sounds), and more! Then stick around for Kumail and Emily filling you in on all the things they've been shoving into their earholes and eyeholes lately.

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This week, The Indoor Kids sit down with Mike Z and Alex Ahad, the respective game designer and creative director of Skullgirls, to find out all the dirt. How did these two create such a badass game? How did they meet? How did they get into the business of creating games? Who is their favorite character? Tune in to find out! 
Follow @Skullgirls on Twitter! 
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Nick Ahrens (iam8bit) joins us again to talk all things Mass Effect, now that we're all done with the entire series. Did you guys hear that there was some controversy over the ending? Weird, huh? We delve into all of it, reveal the fates of our Shepards, and talk future possibilities. Again, this is VERY SPOILER HEAVY, so we recommend listening only if you have finished Mass Effect 3, or if you like having things spoiled for you!

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