Calling all nerds! Today we welcome our favorite South Florida nerd couple, DJ TONX and Rosemary, to #HPHQ to talk about nerd stuff. Namely, the Nerdporn Podcast and the Facebook community group Nerd Central.
These days it's becoming much more socially acceptable— and even cool —to be a nerd, and yet many of us still hide our passion in the shadows. So we wanted to highlight Nerdporn and Nerd Central for being an awesome community where nerds can be nerds. Did we mention that TONX and Rosemary are our favorite SoFlo couple? Success story inbound! Oh yeah and MasterJoe is starting a new job today, no big deal.
BONUS: New job, Boost or Break, Bars, The Story of Toesmary
RUNTIME: 53 min
Highly Entertaining Twitch streamer and pizza connoisseur Hotsammysliz comes by HP HQ to talk about pizza! He also discusses how he built the his stream community, known as the SWEG Kingdom, the significance of being a black streamer, his road to being partnered and the amazing relationships he's form along the way. MasterWife and MasterJoe also discover the origin of his nickname. We mainly talk about pizza though.
BONUS: Pizza Hut or Papa Johns?, Video Game Food Boost or Break, Spaghetti Boy, DJ SWEG
RUNTIME: 1 hour, 3 min
There are two things that every gamer can identify with: Games and cartoons. For some, these are merely a hobby. For others, they're a means of connecting with others and making life better. Games and cartoons are a common ground that a large portion of gamers share that not only bring us together, but provide us with opportunities to become better versions of ourselves. In this episode we had the pleasure of sitting down with SAMMUS, one of upstate New York's most prolific nerdcore rapper/producer to talk about her passion for games and cartoons and the path her life has taken as a result of her experiences with them. Put on your grown up hats and prepare to be inspired!
BONUS: Boost or Break: Hype Man Edition, Squilliam Cuttlebutt, J.G. Wentworth
Special Thanks to artist Cameron Knight for letting us use his amazing fan art as our thumbnail for this episode! Check him out at the links below:
Relationships are a dynamic and ever changing part of life. The unfortunate reality is that they don't always last forever. How do you hit continue after it's game over? That's the question we attempt to answer with our special guests in this episode. We got a chance to sit down with two of the developers of recent Kickstarter success story "a•part•ment: a separated place" to discuss what drove them to make a narrative driven game about breakups and relationships.
BONUS: First crushes, Boost or Break: dating edition, the Ears of Truth, Apartment 2?
RUNTIME: 1 hour
The team that plays together stays together. Or do they? Competitive gaming attracts some of the best talent in the gaming community and gives gamers a place to get together and show off their skills. There's certainly a particular camaraderie in the circles of the competitive scenes and bonds can be formed that last a life time. On the other hand, competitive gaming can sometimes bring out the worst in us. We invite our buddy and ex-competitive gamer Paige Turner to the show to talk about her experiences in the competitive FPS scene and about her new show, The Misadventures of Paige Turner.
BONUS: Let's All Go To The Movies, Boost Or Break, Inkopolis Stress Management Center, ENDteam, Q&A
RUNTIME: 1 hour 6 min
Gamers Unite! Twitter legend and retro gaming enthusiast @RETR0JOE joins us on the show as our very first special guest to share the story behind one of the most recognizable hashtags dedicated to the gaming community. This was such a fun interview and we really enjoyed chatting with Joe. Listen to find out what his favorite retro console and game are and how #gamersunite transformed into the movement it is today! There's plenty of extra content with this one so be sure to check it out below:
HDmyBoy - Play Gameboy games on your TV in 1080p! Say What?
Retro Hoarders - Check out Joe's massive collection of retro games.
BONUS: Boost Or Break, HDmyBoy, PIXELS the Movie