BY ON September 19th, 2012

It is a shame that it took so long for FTL to be created. The design is so simple and the execution is so perfect that the wait has been worth it. How many geeks have dreamed of being Captain of their own ship with the ability to yell “FULL POWER TO ENGINES” while battling …

BY ON September 17th, 2012

Welcome aboard the Cast of Thrones pleasure cruise! We will be making brief stops along our Clash of Kings voyage at both the isles of Davos and Theon. Be amazed by the Red God’s strange practices and deep history at the isle of Davos. Also, be warned–the natives of Theon are not very friendly, so …

BY ON September 11th, 2012

Do you like sweet corn? How about plushies that reference year-old memes? Well do I have a podcast for you! This week we cover the classic scene where Tyrion sends Janos Slynt off to the wall, and the very non-classic scene where some wolves watch Arya pee. I think you will be as riveted as we …

BY ON September 11th, 2012

Suddenly, out of  no where, a brand new game emerges! Not just another game in one of the many established genres, a brand new type of game. On the surface, Harold appears to be just another 2D racing game, and while the goal of finishing first may be the same, the roles are reversed. Instead …

BY ON September 10th, 2012

The house of mouse is back with another tale for their main and most underused character. Epic Mickey 2 picks up right where Epic Mickey left off. I won’t spoil exactly where or how, but you get back in the action. Epic Mickey 2 is a platformer with a unique painting/paint thinning element. When you …

BY ON September 10th, 2012

By: Michael Dao As technology progresses, so does that of the games that we play. You just have to compare Pong to, say, Gears of War to understand where technology is taking the games we play. However,  board games have remained mainly static. Chess, in thousands of years has not seen much in the way …

BY ON September 7th, 2012

Over the years, there have been a lot of ninja games. Ninja Gaiden, Shinobi, and Tenchu have all done their unique takes on the ninja genre. While they were been good in their own ways, they’ve all missed out on the most important thing a ninja game should do –  make you feel like a …

BY ON September 5th, 2012

Free to play has come a long way in the past couple of years. Free to play used to mean low quality, money grubbing, and facebook. Loadout is the complete opposite, it is extremely polished, fair priced, and most importantly fun. The main hook of the game is the “Loadout” you pick. It is a …

BY ON September 5th, 2012

UPDATE: All codes have been claimed! The Thrifty Nerd crew has received 100 beautiful Beta codes for the upcoming PS3 shooter Dust 514. If you aren’t familiar with the game, it is a ground-breaking title that will give an extra dimension to cult-favorite MMO Eve Online. You can read all about the crazy idea in …

BY ON September 4th, 2012

Things are really cooling off in our Cast of Thrones: A Clash of Kings Book Club as we visit everyone’s favorite bastard, Jon Snow!  Even though things are cold at the Wall, we are warmed by tales of ancient Targaryens, so there is nothing to fear! We are also treated to a progress report about the war …

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