The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
Today Kumail and Emily are joined by Anthony Burch, writer of Borderlands 2, and Ashly Burch, voice of Tiny Tina. We talk about the game, the process of creating a balanced game, their web series Hey Ash, and way more! Plus Burnside, news, Twitter games and more!

WARNING: there are some Borderlands 2 spoilers, courtesy of Anthony, but we give you audio warning before they happen. But for real, play the game.

SPOILERS AT: 53:10-57:35 and 1:05:25-1:06:50

Direct download: IK108_Borderlands_and_Morederlands_with_Anthony_and_Ashly_Burch.mp3
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Today we are joined by the Game Director of The Last of Us, a guy who has been with Naughty Dog for many years, to discuss everything about directing a video game, the challenges of a game like Last of Us, character development, and much much more. We loved this interview.
**SPOILER ALERT: AT 51:30-1:10:20 ABOUT END OF GAME**
Direct download: IK107_The_Last_Of_Us.mp3
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Like we always do for Comic-Con, Emily and Kumail spent their time roaming the floor and talking to their friends about the wonders of Comic-Con. You'll come with us to exclusive parties, hear us react to booths, and then hear a run down of the things we found most exciting from this year's Con. Featuring Jordan Morris, listener Alex, Jensen Karp, Benjamin Simpson, Garfunkel and Oates (aka Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci), Mike Rosenstein, and Steve Agee.

Direct download: IK106_SDCC.mp3
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After numerous requests, we brought on one of our favorite guests, Jeff Rubin, to play the Metagame with us, talk about the games we're playing now, and much more. Burnside was late but joins us at the end to play too!

Please excuse Kumail and Emily for not being able to remember the name "Metagame" in the intro. We recorded that part at 2am. You can buy Meta Game here. While we're giving out links, you can preorder Kumail's special Beta Male on Amazon here. You can also watch it on Comedy Central this Saturday, July 20th, at midnight!

Direct download: IK105_Metagame.mp3
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Today, Kumail and Emily welcome Spencer Crittenden, the resident Dungeon Master of Harmontown, to talk about how he started world-building, how that applies to his love of video games and life, and also how he's a time traveler in Animal Crossing. Plus we discuss playing old Game Boy games, make Spencer describe monsters you've created, talk about what we're playing now, and more more more!

Direct download: IK104_Dungeon_Mastery_with_Spencer_Crittenden.mp3
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Today we welcome back one of our favorite guests, Jordan Morris, to sit around and discuss some of the weirder aspects of nerd culture: dissenting opinions, piling on criticism, changes to origin stories, and more. Plus we talk gaming news, stuff we're playing now, and take a walk on the Burnside!

Direct download: IK103_Nerd_Consensus_with_Jordan_Morris.mp3
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Chronicles of Mistara, Far Cry 3, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Batman: Arkham City, Skyrim, State of Decay, The Last Of Us, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil 4, Infamous: Second Son, Hitman, GTA, Revenge of Shinobi, Ghostbusters, Punisher, Mass Effect, XCOM

**SPOILER ALERTS**
We talk a lot about video games and movies in this episode, and we want you to be aware of some things you may consider spoilers within that discussion. Be warned:
(21:00) - Teeny tiny Tomb Raider spoiler
(31:15) - A regular sized Tomb Raider spoiler
(33:50 - 48:15) - We talk about Man of Steel at length
Direct download: IK102_Nebulous_Weiners_with_Blair_Butler.mp3
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 This week, you'll come along with Kumail and Emily as they brave the crowds of E3. You'll be at the conferences and on the floor with us as we watch games, play games, become obsessed with the song from Metal Gear, and listen to Mario talk. Although we never ran into Burnside on the floor, we do a wrap up with him too! E3 forever!

Direct download: IK101_E3_1.mp3
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Today is a special day, as it's the 100th episode of The Indoor Kids, so we decided to bring back our 1st ever guest, way back when Emily wasn't even on the show- it's Steve Agee! We answer questions from listeners, we each count down our top five video games, and we discuss even more XBox One and E3 news with a Walk on the Burnside!

Direct download: IK100_Steve_Agee.mp3
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Today we decided to take on some of the bigger news stories of the week- damsels in distress, the used games controversy, which Tetris piece you would be, games being added to the MoMA, and all the stuff these three Indoor Kids are playing! It's hosty as shit.

Direct download: IK99_News_Hour_with_Kumail_Emily_and_Burnside.mp3
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