The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

Chris Kluwe plays for the Minnesota Vikings, and also, he is a legit obsessive gamer. Today he joins us to talk about his gaming history, what he's playing now, how he became a pro-football player, how he applies gaming skills to the real world, gay rights, and way more.

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This week Kumail and Emily welcome Josh Ovenshire of Smosh Games and King of the Nerds to talk about being on a reality show about nerds, how he got his start in the gaming world (hint: it involves ghosts), sexism in gaming and more. Plus, at the beginning, you get the bonus of Kumail and Emily's SXSW diary. We take you on the gaming expo floor, we take you backstage at comedy shows, we give our thoughts on virtual reality. With cameos from Natasha Leggero, Martin Starr, and Ken Marino!

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Today Kumail and Emily welcome our old pal Steve Agee to discuss games we're playing, some recent gaming news, how we deal with motion sickness and addiction to games, and way more. Also, we gear up for March, when one huge game comes out every single week.

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First up, Matthew Burnside stops by for an extended news segment- we discuss all the PS4 news, IGN news, Bioshock news and more! Also, both Burnside and guest Jhonen Vasquez (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Invader Zim) have played Aliens: Colonial Marines, and they have wildly different (while still negative) thoughts on it. Plus hear about Jhonen's influences, his gaming history, and more!

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Today we welcome podcast pal DC Pierson to talk about the latest video game news, odd things we used to do while playing video games, depression as a video game, and more! Plus we welcome Matthew Burnside with a review of Ni No Kuni and more!

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Today is the Indoor Kids' dear friend and director extraordinaire Jordan Vogt-Roberts. He is a lifelong gamer and talks about how growing up in gaming has influenced his choices as a director, and how they're influencing all of our careers. They also talk about Nick Offerman, Skrillex, Jordan's love of JRPGs, and the new Star Wars movies! Then they welcome Matthew Burnside to discuss gaming news about GTA, Monopoly, and more!

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Today Kumail and Emily are joined by Devin Faraci of Badass Digest to talk about a very hot, very annoying topic to many gamers: the role video games play in violent behavior. We talk some science, some opinion, but don't worry, we also keep it fun and talk about snapshot gaming memories, iOS gaming, and masturbation a lot.
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Kumail and Emily welcome their favorite guest, Jordan Morris, to discuss those weird Nintendo commercials where a person (usually a female) is playing a DS and proclaims herself not a gamer, but an artist. What makes a person a gamer? Is it enough to say you are one? Why do we care so much? All this and more!

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Today Kumail and Emily are joined by Blair Butler and Matt Mira, two employees of the Attack of the Show and X-Play, two shows that are now dead to G4. They discuss what it was like to work for the network, what they think happened, and where they think tech/video game TV is going from here. Plus we take A Walk on the Burnside with Far Cry, and more fun!

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Today Kumail and Emily welcome back to the show one of our favorite guests, the fast-talking, fast-thinking genius that is Aisha Tyler. We discuss the perils of fame, Aisha's E3 experience, games she's playing, and some of our favorite mental disorders.

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