Rated NA 52: Spoiler-free nerdery

We’re back together for an old-school style round-table recording. In the throws of ME3, we stay spoiler-free. We talk about the recent SWTOR summit, and the DC Comics site relaunch. We have reviews of I am Alive, Mass Effect: Infiltrator for iOS, and Matt’s Comic pick of the week. Finally, we discuss some spoiler-free first impressions of ME3, and whether or not there should be a Mass Effect MMO.

Rated NA 52


Hi, I’m one of the founders of Nerd Appropriate and the Rated NA podcast. I like good and bad sci-fi films and tv, pho, and the retrofuture. I am primarily an Xbox gamer, but also do some PC and Wii U gaming as well. By day, I am a research scientist, mostly in topics related to human-computer interaction and user experience. Before all this, fellow NA co-founder Matt and I played music together in various bands. I also used to make "comedy" videos for my high school morning news program before there was a place to post them online. Favorite Star Wars character? Admiral Ackbar. Best Bond era? Timothy Dalton (Craig a close second). Game of all time? Maybe System Shock 2. Thanks for being a part of this labor of nerdy love with us.
  • Ryan

    22 minutes in AND NO AUDIO DROPS!?

    • This one is an old-school podcast in the spirit of our earlier years. It’s… um… like… organic, or something.

  • Ash

    Hopefully the Skype connectivity issue improves. Perhaps I’ll find out what GWJ is using.

  • Justin

    Great job as always guys. Will you guys be discussing the big uproar over ME3’s ending? It’s been difficult to read into it not having finished the game.

  • Ash

    Justin – We have some big Mass Effect stuff planned for the near future. Waiting for Matt to finish the campaign first.

  • Micah G

    I REALLY like Matt’s idea of a large persistent world for just your buddies. Reminds me a lot of a minecraft server or old “Player towns” of Ultima Online. I hate how MMOs have veered away from true open worlds.

  • Ash

    Oh no! He said Ultima!

  • Micah G

    I try to work Ultima into every conversation about games I have. I hope, that when I die, I wake up in Moonglow.

  • Ash

    Damn the links to other articles have grown.