The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

Today we welcome the wonderful Kevin Pereira to talk all about the XBox announcement from last week- the good, the bad, what we still don't know. Plus we talk Arkham Origins, EA passes, and Burnside joins us to play (within the episode) an iOS game called Spaceteam. Hooray news!

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 Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon welcome their pal Jake Fogelnest to talk about his gaming history, and then we go through some of the most storied romances in all of video game history. Are Mario and Peach codependent? What is happening with love interests that turn into monsters? We discuss it all. Plus a Walk on the Burnside with Matthew Burnside!

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Kumail and Emily welcome Ders from Workaholics to talk about games that celebrities have "starred" in through the years, Workaholics, douchiness, and Infinity news. We also play an epic Twitter game with Burnside.

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Today we welcome pal Dominic Dierkes to run through the history of video game mascots. From Pac-Man to Alex Kidd to Bubzy to Nathan Drake, we go through them all. Plus we talk the games were playing, the movies we just watched, tv and more! And Burnside stops by to talk gaming on the toilet and play the twitter game!
The picture is Polygon Man, failed playstation mascot.
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Please enjoy this hodgepodge episode, pulled together from multiple podcasting expeditions. In it, you'll hear video game news talk, TV show talk, discussion of games we're playing now, an interview with Max and Ben, two of the guys responsible for the indie hit Unfinished Swan, a Twitter game, and, at the end of the episode, a spoilery Bioshock wrap up with Matthew Burnside. Enjoy!

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We've talked around it for weeks, but now it's time to unbutton our gaming pants and let loose. Kumail and Emily welcome old friends Blair Butler (on her second playthrough) and Film Critic Hulk (who thinks about narrative for a living) to discuss everything Bioshock: Infinite- things we loved, things we missed, what it means for gaming, and parallels to the first Bioshock. DO NOT LISTEN UNLESS YOU HAVE BEATEN BIOSHOCK. You have been warned.

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Today The Indoor Kids welcome Tom Bissel, author of some of our favorite video game essays and writer of Gears of War: Judgment. We talk about how we evaluate games, why you should always play games on hard, and how writing a video game has changed the way he thinks about games in general. Plus a ton of Bioshock: Infinite talk with no spoilers.

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Today The Indoor Kids welcome back their favorite couple, Blair Herter and Jessica Chobot! We haven't seen them since they had a baby a few weeks ago, so there's lots of discussion about that, which the squeamish might want to skip. Plus we talk about Bioshock: Infinite for a long time. No spoilers, but we do discuss the basics of the world and the main characters. Then we talk XBox AlwaysOngate and play a Twitter game!

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In honor of Tabletop Day (which was Saturday), we invited King of the Nerds/Outbreak:Undead creator Ivan Van Norman on the show. As both a gamer and a tabletop gamer, Ivan schools us (and you) on the different types of tabletop games, what they offer that video games cannot, and what are the best way to dip your video gamer toe into the tabletop waters. Plus, we take a walk on the Burnside to give our first, spoiler-free impressions of Bioshock, play Twitter games, and more!

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Today Kumail and Emily are joined by Steve Yeun, aka Glenn on The Walking Dead, to talk about being a minority on TV, zombies, comic books, Steve's lifelong love of RPGs, and more! Plus we have fun with #videogamebands, Matthew Burnside joins us to talk Tomb Raider and gaming news, and Steve tells us a ghost story or two.

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