Gamer Friends

Gamer Friends

Gamer Friends is a podcast about gaming and the gaming community from a Black, queer, and lefty perspective. If you’re looking for more melanin or rainbows in your gaming life, you’ve found your people!

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September 30, 2022 48 min

It's that time again! Your friends in gaming Big Nkrumah and AudioNerd64 are joined by Enya (Edna) to discuss the payment for goods and services that led Big Nkrumah, notorious for being against all dark-sided games, to screaming his way through Phasmophobia and Dead by Daylight. If you're a Patron, you already have access to a video of Professor Dumptruck, Enya (Edna), and Big Nkrumah playing through the first two Phasmoph...

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Join your Gamer Friends as they embark on the first episode with the new format! This time, we're joined by friend of the show and Dungeon Master @KetracelBlack to discuss the recent Dungeons & Dragons controversy surrounding the Hadozee, a race of space monkeys that some claim to be racist charicatures of Black people. We talk about the origins of the drama, the merits of the arguments against the Hadozee and other rac...

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September 5, 2022 51 min

We've made it to 100 episodes, and we have some big plans to share for the future of Gamer Friends. Shoutout to all of our incredible listeners for getting us to this milestone!

As always, we really appreciate the support. Make sure to give us a rating and review, follow us on Twitter, Discord, or Instagram, support us on Patreon, and tell your gamer friends about the show! We’ll catch you back here soon.

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The recquisite amount of time has passed, lets get into the spoilercast for Ms. Marvel and Thor: Love and Thunder!

Thank you so much for listening! As always, we really appreciate the support. Make sure to give us a rating and review, follow us on Twitter, Discord, or Instagram, support us on Patreon, and tell your gamer friends about the show! We’ll catch you back here soon.

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June 18, 2022 76 min

Hey Gamer Friends! This episode we're "Logging On" with the releases of Sniper Elite 5, Roller Champions, Industria, Mario Strikers: Battle League, The Quarry, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge. We also cover the successful unionization of Raven QA at Activision Blizzard King, making them the first game workers union in the United States! We also somehow ended up in an E3 season without E3, includ...

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June 8, 2022 83 min

We're taking it easy for this episode. A little too much is happening in the world, and it's Pride! While we recalibrate, enjoy this throwback to our infinite optimism in our Avengers: Endgame spoilercast.

Thank you so much for listening! As always, we really appreciate the support. Make sure to give us a rating and review, follow us on Twitter, Discord, or Instagram, support us on Patreon, and tell your gamer friends abou...

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May 22, 2022 69 min

Gamer Friends is back with a new episode! We're "Logging On" with the releases of Trek to Yomi, Evil Dead: The Game, and Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong, Square Enix's massive selloff, Bethesda's major delays for Starfield and Redfall, FIFA and EA beef, some absolute devilry via Dead Space and Silent Hill, and the new gameplay trailer for Gotham Knights.

"These Past Two Weeks in Nerdom," there's ...

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May 12, 2022 71 min

Hey, Gamer Friends! We're back with a brand new episode (and some corrections from our recent spoilercast, lol). "Logging On," we're discussing The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, Nintendo Switch Sports, the Playdate, Sega reboots (including Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio), Skull & Bones, a new Star Wars game, and PAX East.

"These Past Two Weeks in Nerdom," we put a feather in the cap of our Moon Knight an...

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She really done did it now. Your Gamer Friends recall their experience with Moon Knight and Dr. Strange while dipping their toes into the MCU discourse. This episode goes out to all of the moms out there. We see you, even if your kids live in another universe!

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April 24, 2022 63 min

We're back again with a lighter episode! This time we're "Logging On" with the releases of MLB The Show 22 and eFootball 2022, the official release of Unreal Engine 5, E3 2022, the Game Developers Conference (and related award ceremonies), Microsoft and Sony's plans for ads in gaming, and Activision Blizzard's latest mess.

"These Past Two Weeks in Nerdom," Ghost of Tsushima is getting a movie, Moon ...

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April 17, 2022 89 min

After a long recovery, AudioNerd's illness has abated enough for the return of your Gamer Friends! We're "Logging On" with the releases of WWE 2K22, Tunic, Shredders, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Weird West, GhostWire: Tokyo, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, LEGO Star Wars, and the Ukraine Bundle. We're also getting caught up on the Sony discrimination lawsuit, ExoPrimal, Returnal's new DLC, the Steam Deck, Gam...

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April 8, 2022 46 min

A limited time Patreon exclusive! Your Gamer Friends couldn't record because of a sick AudioNerd, so we did something with a lower lift to make up for it. Enjoy our ignorance.

Thank you so much for listening! As always, we really appreciate the support. Make sure to give us a rating and review, follow us on Twitter, Discord, or Instagram, support us on Patreon, and tell your gamer friends about the show! We’ll catch you back ...

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March 12, 2022 105 min

It’s that time, Gamer Friends! Friend of the show and co-founder of Dual Wield Studio, Rowan, joins us to talk all things Witch Queen, Destiny 2’s new expansion. And by all things, we really just mean the vibes.

But before that, we’re “Logging On” with Elden Ring, Martha is Dead, Roguebook, Grid Legends, Gran Turismo 7, and Apex Legends Mobile. We also discuss the full launch of Amazon Luna, the GMG Union, Street Fighter 6, the s...

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February 24, 2022 80 min

Your Gamer Friends have returned to discuss one of the most packed gaming months in recent memory! “Logging On,” we saw the release of CrossfireX, Lost Ark, Horizon Forbidden West, and Destiny 2: Witch Queen. There was also a Nintendo Direct, drama in the Cities: Skylines modding community, the Sims 4’s homosexual agenda, Cyberpunk 2077’s relaunch, and that mofo Bobby Kotick.

“These Past Two Weeks in Nerdom,” we watched the new Dr...

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February 10, 2022 59 min

Welcome to Gamer Friends, fourth anniversary edition! After some celebratory housekeeping, we’re “Logging On” with releases for Dying Light 2, OlliOlli World, Sifu, and Pokémon Legends Arceus, Bungie’s acquisition by Sony, GTA VI’s bland announcement, Watch Dogs Legion, Respawn’s triple Star Wars gambit, Stadia’s demise, and Suicide Squad’s updated release date.

“These Past Two Weeks in Nerdom,” we watched Peacemaker, have some to...

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January 28, 2022 97 min

2022 gets started with a bang! “Logging On,” we’re talking all aspects of the Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard (and King) including unionization, monopolies, and exclusivity. We also saw the releases of Cities: Skylines – Airports, The Anacrusis, Democracy 4, Nobody Saves the World, and Rainbow 6: Extraction. We also chat about the recent NFT discourse, PSVR2’s recent announcement, new NVIDIA chips, and perhaps the fina...

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January 13, 2022 64 min

Who could have guessed that 2021 would be, in many ways, worse than 2020? Well, at least the video games were great. It’s been another year, so your Gamer Friends are cataloguing their favorite video game experiences from 2021. Will 2022 be any better? Probably not until capitalism falls, but there will be some great next-gen experiences!


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December 30, 2021 61 min

For our final full episode of the year, we’re catching up on The Game Awards, the latest union busting efforts from ActivisionBlizzard, Bungie’s own culture problems, Battlefield 2042’s ongoing issues, a Splinter Cell remake, and Sony’s answer to Game Pass (kind of).

We’re skipping These Past Two Weeks in Nerddom because of the two spoilercasts we’ve got headed your way before the end of the year. However, we’ve played a ton of game...

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December 25, 2021 23 min

Gamer Friends! We’re fresh off of our excitement from Hawkeye’s season finale and ready to spoil it as a Christmas present. Happy holidays from your Gamer Friends. 

“Where are my background singers?!”

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December 23, 2021 41 min

Gamer Friends, we’ve got a true holiday treat for our Spider-Man: No Way Home Spoilercast. We’re bringing back Kenji (@afreshmind) to discuss the movie as an abolitionist text. But don’t worry! We still get into our usual fanboying and nerdery too.

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