The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

Isn't co-op gaming the best, especially when it's with friends and not with strangers who call you terrible words? This week, Blair Butler and Stephen Johnson of G4 join us to talk about co-op gaming throughout our lives, our loves, and how we all played Horde Mode together the night before the recording. Also, we promote Stephen's one man show, "Is the Bible Magic?" Then stay tuned for a Side Quest with Kumail and Emily doling out advice on the best games to play with your lovah... just in time for Valentine's Day!

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Today Kumail and Emily welcome Jensen Karp, owner of Gallery 1988 and curator of all things pop culture, to discuss the games throughout our lives that have caused us to rethink how video games work. We also try and address the games that changed the gaming industry as a whole, but mostly we just talk about ourselves. Plus Jensen discusses his rap career, and Kumail and Emily wrap up their thoughts on Uncharted 3!

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This week, Kumail and Emily welcome Devin Faraci (Kick ass movie reviewer/Badass-in-Chief at Badass Digest http://badassdigest.com) to pour his passion for movies into video games. We discuss old and new narratives, special effects, storytelling, and how all that works differently in video games vs. movies. Plus butt plugs.

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The Indoor Kids minus Kumail plus Matt Mira host our first EVER live show! In which we basically do the Oscars, but for videogames. Best videogame hair of 2011! Most sexable videogame character of 2011! Other categories! Plus, guests Jordan Morris & Blair Butler! (Kumail could not be there due to completely unavoidable circumstances.) Next live The Indoor Kids show: February 11th! http://nerdmeltla.com/tickets

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Grandmaster Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick, drops in to discuss growing up nerdy, obsessing over things & how he learned to use those obsessive qualities for good rather than evil. For instance, using them to save Hyrule or Skyrim from Ganon & the dragon threat, respectively. He also shares tips on how to game while still being productive in other aspects of your life. It's Chris Hardwick! What are you, not gonna listen?

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The Indoor Kids fortify their walls & reinforce their chairs, because Film Crit Hulk (badassdigest.com) stops by to discuss the most ultimatest topic of all: are videogames art? Don't worry; we don't get pretentious. (Ok we do a little bit.) HULK PONTIFICATE!

SPOILERS:

Gears of War 3 (1:02:40 - 1:03:48)
Red Dead Redemption (1:06:00 - 1:07:28)
LA Noire (1:13:45 - 1:14:55)
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This week, DC Pierson (DERRICK Comedy, "The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To") joins Kumail and Emily to discuss some of the video game world's most bizarre and interesting mysteries. Alien demons in Mario Galaxy? A Russian game that only exists while you're playing it? Easter eggs from the dawn of time? All will be revealed! Plus we talk about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for, like, a while.

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It's the holidays, which means it's time for a visit from your friend and ours, Matt Mira. Join us as we discuss superheroes, Christmas memories, old consoles, and the political structure of Super Mario World. No one gets us off topic like Mira!

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Al Madrigal (Free Agents, The Daily Show) drops in to take us back to the days when cigarette burns adorned Street Fighter 2 cabinets & the possibility of an actual street fight was all too real. Yep: we talk about video game arcades. How they were scary, how they were awesome, and how barely any of them exist anymore. Al and Kumail also describe some of their favorite stand-up heckling moments.

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Jordan Morris & The Indoor Kids put on their Indiana Jones hats and go Indian Jonesing into the world of rare and unreleased/canceled games. Walk with us through this seedy underbelly of missteps, mistakes & mysteries. "This belongs in a museum!" we all say in unison.

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