Rated NA 79

Rated NA 79: And it feels so good

The gang is finally back together again to talk X-Com, Dance Central 3, Borderlands 2 DLC, and Dishonored. We talk technology with the iPad Mini and Microsoft Surface. We also gush over Avengers news, and Hilary spoils a movie or two. On this pre-Halloween contest we reminisce about costumes with your responses in our NAQOTW! Spooky!

Rated NA 79


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.
  • Fluidfyre

    Okay I am so glad I’m not the only one who finds XCOM stressful. Mostly I feel like a failure when playing it hahah I never feel like I’m winning.

    Kind of a tangent on what you talked about Chernobyl, if you’re wanting a really good documentary about what it’s like there (for realsy), check out Chernobyl: Life in the Dead Zone. It focuses on how the wild life and nature has shown a real resurgence without people around.

    I can’t imagine someone playing through Dishonoured without using the heart to listen to people. I loved listening to people, or learning about my surroundings – I felt like it added a lot of depth to the environment, and to the suffering that the people were enduring through the plague. They’re missing out a lot of the creativity that went into this game if they aren’t using the heart.

    So do we get pics of all of your costumes/halloween memories we heard about heehehe?

    I was too tall for Halloween too – but it just upset me. I was 11/12 and people were telling me I was too old to trick-or-tree, even though I would wear awesome costumes. Now a days, I give candy to anyone wearing a costume who comes to the door :p parents too.

  • bill

    whoa, two mentions in one podcast…I must be moving up in the world!