Nerd Celebs Share Their 1st Video Game Experiences On 200th Nerdy Show Episode

For friend of Bleeding Cool The Nerdy Show, December marks a major milestone as they reached their 200th episode. For such a grand occasion, they created a very special audio experience for fans, by producing an “Oral History of Video Games” where “Nerd Celebs Share Their 1st Video Game Experiences”.

They say:

This is a Nerdy Show episode years in the making!

For the past two years we’ve been collecting interviews from every host on the Network and nearly every celebrity guest we’ve had on the show including “Weird Al” Yankovic, Futurama‘s David X. Cohen, The Protomen, The X-Files‘ Chris Carter, Skyrim composer Jeremy Soule, and many more (full list below); asking one simple question: what’s your first video game experience? In doing so, we unearthed a treasure trove bigger than the E.T. landfill: an oral history of video games. These are stories set against a backdrop of bowling alleys, Circle Ks, Christmas mornings, basement bedrooms, and the din of the arcade. Each formative tale sheds light on a seldom-shared moment in gaming’s nearly 50-year history, all of them wildly different – some even life and death.

Join the entire Nerdy Show Network and the nerdiest names in pop culture as we take a journey through video game history, from Pong to present.

You can follow The Nerdy Show and the wider programming they produce here.

About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.

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