The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

Today Kumail and Emily welcome Indoor Kid favorite Dominic Dierkes (@dominicdierkes) to discuss some of the oldest, biggest, best, and most elusive Easter Eggs in video game history! We run through early ones up through the eggs of today, and why we love them. And then there's also talk about Mortal Kombat character ethnicities. Plus Kumail gets some odd food from a 7 Eleven and we can't seem to stop talking about it.

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Kumail and Emily have been traveling like crazy, both together and separately, so this episode was recorded with the Indoor Kids at home discussing all the video game news that's fit to print. They also talk the games they've been playing while they were separated (Emily- Journey and Skullgirls, Kumail- Uncharted: Golden Abyss). Then at the end Kumail kinda freaks out from sleep deprivation.

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Story and Gaming, the Sequel- starring Devin Faraci

Today we welcome back Devin Faraci, Badass in Chief at Badass Digest, to chow down a bit more on the big issue of narrative in gaming. What makes a game a game? Can video games fully master cultural relevance when you have to devote so much time to them? If you don't devote the time to them and just experience the story, are you a gamer? We don't really answer any of these questions, but we do talk about them a lot. Listen and then tell us what you think!

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Bryan Lee O'Malley stops in to chat about his ode to video game culture, Scott Pilgrim, the games that inspired him, and of course, the movie. And trust us you guys, he's in deep. Along the way we talk about fashion and North Carolina too.

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The Indoor Kids get smart and take a break from playing video games to read books about playing video games. Man, we read so many books. And then we compiled an awesome report to tell you guys about them. Reading about video games. Because we... are The Indoor Kids.

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The Indoor Kids welcome Nick Ahrens (I am 8 bit) to enter the lair and discuss the entire Mass Effect franchise. We talk about the good, we talk about the bad, we talk about who has had sex with which people & what race they were. We also address the massive & epic ending controversy!

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This is the time when we welcome Jordan Morris (Jordan Jesse Go!) to talk about all of the best and worst video games based on movies. Gremlins 2! Die Hard! The Lord of the Rings! We try and cover it all, from the moment you realized that you could actually play a game based in a world you'd only watched in movies, to the crappiness of the Green Lantern game. Plus some bonus talk about games we're playing now! 

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Today, Kumail and Emily welcome Dominic Dierkes (DERRICK Comedy, Workaholics) to talk about all kinds of hot topics in gaming. We'll discuss the PlayStation Vita (and compare it to a zoo animal), the recent scandal in the fighting game industry, and upcoming games we're looking forward to (HELLO MASS EFFECT 3!)

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It’s another The Indoor Kids Livestravaganza as we invite Blair Herter (G4’s Attack of the Show, Feedback) & DC Pierson (Derrick Comedy, author of The Boy who Couldn’t Sleep & Didn’t Have To) to discuss such important topics as Parappa The Rappa, the Soul Calibur series & the worst roommates in gaming. And matchups! Bubsy vs. Alex Kidd! Sega Genesis vs. Super Nintendo! Plus, super special appearances by Matt Mira & Jessica Chobot!

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Kevin Pereira (host of G4's Attack of the Show) comes in to talk about his gaming history, about running bulletin boards at 9, and about getting to 2nd base in a pizza restaurant at 12. At 12, you guys. His story should be made into a movie starring Matthew Broderick.

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