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Each week Chicago comedians Tim Dunn, Clayton Margeson, and Kellen Terrett team up with a special guest to discuss their thoughts and feelings on the world of video games, trying to add some insight in to why they love and hate the games they play, and have a little fun along the way. RSS Feed Subscribe on iTunes

The Nerdologues Present: Talking Games Unknown

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    • 4.3 • 19 Ratings

Each week Chicago comedians Tim Dunn, Clayton Margeson, and Kellen Terrett team up with a special guest to discuss their thoughts and feelings on the world of video games, trying to add some insight in to why they love and hate the games they play, and have a little fun along the way. RSS Feed Subscribe on iTunes

    Suikoden II - The Finale

    Suikoden II - The Finale

    Longtime listeners must have known, deep in their hearts -- for the final episode of Talking Games, Tim, Clayton, and Kellen lay bare the joys of Suikoden II. What better way to go out?
    Thanks everybody for listening. We appreciate you. 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Talking Games' Top 10!

    Talking Games' Top 10!

    In the penultimate episode of this podcast, Tim, Clayton, and Kellen rank their favorite titles since this show began in 2011! Their #1 pick probably won't surprise you, but who's to say about #2-10??
    Thanks so much to Cards Against Humanity and the Chicago Podcast Coop for sponsoring us!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Talking Musicals III: Thoroughly Modern Millie with Nicole Vespa!

    Talking Musicals III: Thoroughly Modern Millie with Nicole Vespa!

    It's the throwaway bit that turned into three full episodes. This week, the TG lads say goodbye forever to Talking Musicals with its final installment, a discussion of Thoroughly Modern Millie with guest Nicole Vespa! Only two episodes left, dawgs. 
    Thanks so much to Cards Against Humanity and the Chicago Podcast Coop for their continued support!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Future of RPGs!

    The Future of RPGs!

    Only four episodes remain before Talking Games says goodbye. This week, our boys look ahead to the future of probably their favorite game genre. We'll cover titles like Persona, Mass Effect, Witcher, and more! Don't cry yet; we've got some discussin' to get to!
    Thanks so much to Cards Against Humanity and the Chicago Podcast Coop for helping this show happen!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Mass Effect: Andromeda and Breath of the Wild!

    Mass Effect: Andromeda and Breath of the Wild!

    Talking Games is back, and they're covering a couple of the largest franchise releases of the past month. First, Tim recaps his experience with the newest Mass Effect title, and then Clayton digs into the experience of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Is it as awesome as people say?? Well, Clayton is a people -- see what he thinks!
    Thanks to Cards Against Humanity and the Chicago Podcast Coop for sponsoring as always!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Horizon Zero Dawn & Virtual Reality!

    Horizon Zero Dawn & Virtual Reality!

    This week on Talking Games, the lads chat about the new hotness known as Horizon Zero Dawn, and Tim recounts his virtual reality experiences with a George Saunders novel. Tim and George are BFFs, if you didn't know.
    Thanks to Cards Against Humanity and the Chicago Podcast Coop for sponsoring this episode!

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Charge Oven ,

Black Eye Affair (S5E6)

It’s another wacky adventure in the Chateau Hackett airport when brother’s Joe (Tim Dunn) and Brian (Clayton Margeson) keep interrupting Helen (Kellen Terret) as she sets up the perfect date with her new boyfriend, Davis (Rob Grabowski). Joe gets jealous of Helen’s date and forces the new couple to compete in a game show very similar to Legends of the Hidden Temple. Helen and Davis do a great job in the question and physical challenge section, but trip up when it comes to that darn Shrine of the Silver Monkey and they don’t get the ultimate prize, a trip to space camp!

Meanwhile, Lowell (Thomas Haden Church) sets off to find Antonio (Tony Shaloub) who has been kidnapped by REAL life Temple Guards! Jinkies!

Oh, and someone gets a black eye I guess? I dunno, it didn’t seem to be the focal point of the episode I watched. Also, Roy continues to be a misogynist.

HumpedBlack Whale ,

The Nerdologues Presents Talking Games Presents Second City Blackouts (Parts 1-3)

K: Hey Tim, you know I just got a new gym membership? T: No kidding, that's great Kellen! K: Yeah, got a personal trainer too! He says I'm in the most defined shape I've ever been. T: Oh yeah? K: Yeah! Round! [Clayton "plays piano" like Second City does after a blackout and then talks as Gambit] T: Kellen! Did you just tell the Westboro Baptist Church that the LGBTQ community uses a rainbow flag to represent themselves? K: I may have let it slip out, Tim, why? T: For Pete's sake, Kellen! Don't you know what their new chant is now? K: Oh no, I think I do... K&T: God hates flags! [Clayton "plays piano" like Second City does after a blackout and then talks as Tiny Kerri Strung.] T: Oh my God Kellen, these alt-right conservatives are NO JOKE. K: Oh no Tim, what makes you say that? T: They take all sorts of liberals and minorities and make them fight each other for sport! K: Oh no, that's terrible! T: Yeah, they call it a--cuckfighting ring!--[Clayton "plays piano" like Second City and then talks as Patreon FOR TWENTY MINUTES until--] T: Hey everybody! It's me Normie, remember me? [Silence.] [End of review. Two stars.]

NickWester ,

Funny plus smart

I want to be friends with whatever people are making this show. They have enough insightful critiques for games to make it a great game review tool and enough left-field material to keep things interesting. Really well done.

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