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TNO 207: Master Chief Was Beatin’ Cheeks

Rod, Karen, Sterling and Bacon discuss listener feedback, entertainment, Steven Yeun leaves Thunderbolts, Ahsoka season 2 talks haven’t started yet, Netflix  Marvel shows are canon now, Margot Robbie wants to pass of Harley Quinn mantle, MJ Face model dealing with stalking and harassment, the Mandalorian movie, Echo ratings, SAG-AFTRA makes deal that allows AI voice work, Discord laying off people, Ubisoft says gamers need to get used to not owning games, She-Hulk not getting season 2, RDJ says some of his best acting in Marvel movie, Japan lands on moon, Christopher Reeve’s children didn’t see Flash, Halo season 2, a third of gaming devs had layoffs last year, Hogwarts legacy best selling game of 2023, GameStop out of the NFT game, Book of Eli prequel, Microsoft cuts 2000 jobs, Nintendo Switch 2, Live-Action Avatar cut Sokka’s sexism, Pokimane leaves Twitch, Last of Us 3, Xbox may put exclusives on other consoles, Gina Carano sues Disney, Spider-Man 2 free trial, Funimation / Crunchyroll, MCU Slowdown, Predator spinoff, Jurassic World movie loses director, Moana sequel, Disney invests 1.5 billion in Epic Games for Disney Fortnite experience, Kumail Nanjiana needed therapy after Eternals backlash, Florida Joker drops suit against RockStar, Sega issue warning after sluggish Sonic sales, Spike Lee and Denzel making new movie and Stephen A Smith’s favorite X-Men.



    Happy Friday, ya great folks at The Nerd Off.

    Man, people were once seemingly praying for the demise of Microsoft making hardware in the near future. I didn’t follow a lot of it, primarily, to avoid all of the hyperbolic rumor bait, yet, fortunately, it was mostly them planning what they’ve already planned with a few surprises (i.e. Grounded, Hi-Fi Rush, Pentiment & Sea of Thieves on PS & Nintendo consoles).

    Even if they were to downsize on their productivity on making new hardware, it would be shocking, somewhat, but it’s not the end of the damn world. Yes, The Series S|X is selling fine but not to the level of Sony & Nintendo’s fast-selling systems. These niggas been selling this shit at a loss with Game Pass, Cloud gaming & buying up shit at a Galactus-like level. They’re playing a different game than those other platforms & they can afford to. I know it, y’all BEEN known it like Metron sitting on that damn Mobius chair, planning things out. Sony will win the “console wars” again, but that shit’s been played out.

    Saw Dune: Part Two last year. I’ll keep it brief & spoiler-free. I enjoyed it on the same level as Part One, more or less. I’ll just say this about one particular actor in this joint: I see why Austin Butler wanted to get rid of that Elvis accent. I know he wanted to ring some necks being asked that shit for the millionth time. His Feud-Rautha was killin’ niggas like the Mishimas were each other off of volcanos in the Tekken franchise. Dude was amazing. Think y’all would dig it.

    I’m playing the same game as last time, but I gotta talk about the greatness that is Power Wash Simulator. Yes, it’s cozy, breezy & a no-stress helluva time. As someone who’s done janitorial cleaning for over twenty years, anytime I hit the 99% threshold & I got a list of small details to correct, I’m like, “game, I love you, but please leave that “real-life” shit in “real-life”. I’m trying to move on. I already spent 2-3 hours pressure cleaning a backyard while listening to Mo’nique talkin’ crazy with Shannon Sharpe not asking any follow ups on Spotify. Jeez.

    RIP Richard Lewis. Always funny & will never be forgotten. Hopefully God will be laughing like he was on “Joker Venom” like Bob Costas was when he was laughing with him. He was a G.

    Take it easy.


      I meant “last night” on Dune: Part Two, not “last year”. My proofreading was bad there, lol. Carry on, y’all.

  2. Tommydeee

    Hey nerds,

    XBox is putting Grounded and Sea of Thieves (SoT) on Playstation 5. This is wonderful news. These games have been out for a while and have good player bases now just being on PC and Xbox, but to open up a wave of new players that have wanted but couldn’t is exciting to me especially for SoT when it releases on April 5th. I love playing this game with new people. There is always a sound of wonder when people find something new to them in the game. The backstories, the history, little hidden messaging, the fact you can make a lot of money just fishing as a side hustle. The more people that play SoT the better it is for the fun and shenanigans the game delivers. After 6 years Rare continues to add and improves on the game keeping it fresh. If any of you listeners want to pick up a banjo and sing a shanty with me, tommydeee, all lowercase on the xbox , then blow up some Skeleton ships and catch chickens, Yar, hit me up, join the crew, Yar

    Grounded is fun, too. You are tiny……

    Tom W

  3. rodimusprime

    Hello Rod and fellow nerds, long time listener, 1st time writing in. Just wanted to give a few thoughts about some stuff and recommendations :

    Avatar- This adaptation was good, was it perfect ? no, but adaptations will never be perfect. Also a lot of the hate seems to come from people who decided it was not going to be good before it came out.

    In terms of Anime, there’s some really good underrated gems from this winter I would highly recommend:

    1) Mashle: Magic and Muscles
    2)Frieren: Beyond Journeys End- this one is a slow burn that is absolutely worth it
    3)Firefighter Daigo: Rescuer in Orange
    4) The Apothecary Diaries

    In regards to games, thank you for recommending Nobody saves the world, I enjoyed it until it got too hard…enter my kids who have now taken it up and keep boasting how they are better than me..well fuck them kids

    I also remembered you mentioned playing sniper and how you didn’t like the stealth mode. So I gotta ask, did you get to the stage where you have to infiltrate the castle yet? You have to use stealth, one sound and the entire nazi army and their mama are all on your ass.

    Love the show, and the guests and keep up the good work.


  4. RoninRaphael

    I just wanted to let Ya’ll know that I finally finished Attack on Titan and I’m so happy with myself. Got no one to talk about it with in my neighborhood. So here I am, behind but proud to say I loved it. I think I finished it at the right time too.

    Also enjoying Shōgun, that book got most of us in my neighborhood thinking we could speak Japanese. It was our Game of Thrones over 20 years ago, just that we never knew that it was 6 books and not just one. If you had it, you were a STAR. To be young and naive, I still haven’t met a Nigerian who was in Nigeria back then that realized that it was 6 books. It’s like one person in the neighborhood, magically inherited book one with either the front or back ripped off and started converting the rest of us. See what happens when you grow up in a society without libraries (well the kids of today can pirate the info hahaha). Alright pardon my excited rambling. That’s what that show means to me, apart from being very good. It reminds me of experiencing a different world (proof I’m a Kang).

    Stay awesome everyone. Love you all

  5. rodimusprime

    Hello Fellow Nerds,

    I love to hear y’all talk comics.
    I often buy a book just for the interior artist (Sanford Greene, Paul Pope, Marcos Martin and Frank Quitely just to name a few). Are there any visual comic artists that really move the needle for y’all? Thank you for the great shows!


  6. earnestdotcom

    This is a second response to your response to my response to episode 2851: During Black History Month?!

    Apologies again for taking the nerd talk outside the paywall. I’m glad that y’all addressed Palworld. I’d like to assure you that I wholeheartedly and unequivocally agree with the point you brought up, both on The Nerd Off and on the main show, about Pokemon.

    I had initially intended to express my disgust (and thank you for playing the clip, you did indeed play the correct one on the first try) over the release of a game that essentially amounts to a cartoon slavery simulator just ahead of Black History Month.

    I now realize that this assertion could cause undue stress to the animal loving members of the TBGWT community who have gone for decades without any acknowledgment of the casual simulated pet-fighting featured in the many games, cartoons, and comic books of the Pokemon franchise.

    I apologize for any undue stress or offense my actions have caused. I realize that my silence on the matter of simulated coerced animal on animal violence is complicity, and I will commit myself to learning and doing better in the future. I can’t expect your forgiveness, but I do appreciate your patience at this time.

  7. Langston

    I really wanna see Stephen A. Smith talk about Pokemon now

  8. SuavyP

    Sup Yall… Was listening when I heard Rod mention playing Madden 24 and tapping out after going through the new passing mechanics tutorial lol. Just fyi, you can opt out of that new passing mechanic style by going to settings and changing it to classic passing mode. I actually got used to the new style quicker than I thought I would, and it’s now my preferred way to pass. You get a lot more control of the ball placement vs leaving it up to chance wit the cpu AI… But it definitely can be off putting for us old skool madden players trying to dip back into that Madden pool… Peace!

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