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Rated NA 88: The Walking Tech

Gaming news from CES including Steam Box prototypes, Project Shiled, and Illumiroom. Ash tells us about Anarchy Reigns, and we have a healthy roundtable discussion about the Walking Dead. In our NAQOTW, you tell us what woefully overlooked franchise, character, or genre we need to see more of in the future. Let the gaming begin!

Rated NA 88

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.
  • Bill

    As far as things I’d like to see more of in the future…Arcades! No really, as gaming becomes both more and more social accepted and just plain more social in general (isn’t it required that every game has a co-op/multiplayer mode now!?) I think it would be great to see games go truly mainstream again at the arcade. A great social experience with all of your friends. For those of you in Orlando, think of the old ‘Rocky’s Replay’ but on a much grander scale. Think bar with cocktail table games (like the old Ms. Pacman) except all the games are current titles or dare I even say ‘Bar exclusives’. Seriously, how much fun could you have playing Borderlands 2 on a big screen while sitting at a table with all your buddies…

    • Fluidfyre

      I completely agree, I’d love to see a resurgence of arcades catered to adults like this. I think there’s potential for it to be a lot of fun. But would it be worth the investment?

      • I could really go for an b/arcade filled with just pinball machines