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

Scott

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!