The Nerd Nest

    • This Isn't Goodbye!

      2 years ago

      The Nerd Nest

      Shortly after RTX 2013, a couple ladies got together and decided they wanted to do what the Achievement Hunters do. In pursuit of that ambition, they created content, hosted game nights, and formed a community. There were many twists and turns along the way (name changes, logo changes, turnover), but what remained constant was our love for our community and for our craft. Despite the upheavals, this group has a ton of great memories together.


      In the past 3 years, we've released over 570 videos which have 15,800 views. We've raised over $4,500 for Extra Life, AbleGamers, and Operation Supply Drop! We've gotten a chance to meet so many great members of this community both in Game Nights and at RTX. We hosted (& co-hosted) 2 wonderful meetups at RTX. And, what we're most proud of, is that we took 9 people from all over the world, with different backgrounds and personalities, and created a family.

      It isn't easy, then, to close such an important chapter of our lives, but we're afraid we must. Life is unpredictable and busy, and as time went on we found ourselves less and less able to keep up with the demands of the group. And so, we must announce that The Nerd Nest as we all know it has come to an end.


      As the title of this post says, though, this isn't goodbye! We're all very interested in streaming and creating YouTube content still. Several of our members will be starting solo stream careers and moving on to other fun and exciting things. And, while we're not doing things together regularly anymore, you may see us around again as a team to fundraise for our favorite charities.


      Above everything else we must say thank you. Everyone reading this, everyone who's watched a video or stream of ours, everyone who's donated to a fundraiser, everyone who's spread the word about our events, and so many more - thank you. Your support has meant the world to us. We could not have done any of this without you.

      If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below. If you have any favorite memories, we'd love to hear them!

      <3 The Nerds


      Anthony (@CenturionMAC) - anthdistler
      Clare (@CraftyAssass) - sherlockstrikes
      Dasha (@GalaxysEdge) - whatthefudge
      Gabe (@BobMcGeeSr) - bobmcgeesr
      Kim (@kimbykat) - kimbykat

      Michael (@AnGuardiandevil) - anguardiandevil
      Sammii (@RoosterSammii) - majesticseahawk
      Sarah (@LadyOddDuck) - ladyoddduck
      Zoey (@cyberdork117) - thequestcrafter

    • Nerd Nest Update - 2/2/16!

      2 years ago

      The Nerd Nest

      Happy Groundhog Day! Good ol' Phil did not see his shadow this morning which means Spring is on the way! Come on and celebrate with us!


      Streams:

      We added a new stream to our rotation this week! - Sammii will now be streaming on Thursdays at 5:30 PM CST! We're very excited about it and hope you can check her streams out!


      Kim finished up Life is Strange this week; Zoey and Sammii had fun in Destiny; Sammii debuted her first stream with a little GTA V and Dragon Age: Inquisition; Kim played with her Titan some more; and Michael and Kim lied and killed their way through our Town of Salem Game Night! We also released some highlights from our Extra Life 2015 stream! Watch as Clare plays Assassin's Creed Syndicate for the first time!


      Podcast:

      Anthony, Gabe, Kim, and Sarah chatted about Lazer Team, YouTube drama, mental health, and more in our 12th podcast! We hope to see you at the next one on Twitch on Sunday, February 7th at 12 PM CST!


      Community Game Night:

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      We're playing Halo: Reach on the 360 this Saturday, February 6th at 6 PM CST! Message gamertag kimbykat to join the fun (and hopefully less failing than that gif shows) or you can watch and chat with us live on Twitch!


      Clans & Guilds & Stuff:

      As we mentioned on the podcast, we've got both a Destiny clan and a Spartan Company that could use some loving! If you want to play with us or people like us when we're on, then go ahead and send a request to join! See you on the battlefield.


      <3 The Nerds

    • Nerd Nest Update - 1/26/16!

      2 years ago

      The Nerd Nest

      Happy Tuesday, friends! We hope your calendars are clear for Saturday, February 13th because we want you to be our Valentines! <3 Details coming soon. ;)


      Streams:

      We had another fun-filled week of streaming! Kim played through Episode 4 of Life is Strange; Zoey had a brief, but fun time playing Star Wars Battlefront; Sarah played a bit of Grow Home (RIP Glowworm and Dodo friends); Kim leveled up her PS4 Titan in Destiny; and Kim, Sammii, and Sarah finished up some story missions during our Destiny Game Night.


      Heads-up: There will be no Wednesday stream this week as both Sarah and Kim will be out watching Lazer Team! Wooo!


      Podcast:

      Clare was out and Anthony was in charge (so blame him) of this week's podcast. He was joined by Sarah and Kim to discuss upcoming movies, flaws, golf, and more. Don't miss the next one! Tune in to Twitch this Sunday, January 31 at 12 PM CST to share your thoughts on whatever we talk about next!


      Community Game Night:

      We're playing Town of Salem on PC this Saturday, January 30 at 6 PM CST! Want to know the best part? It's free! All you have to do is navigate to the Town of Salem website, create an account, comment/tweet us with your username, and then be online at the time above! Kim (Town of Salem username kimbykat) will get you in the game and then you can lie, sneak, and kill your way to victory! Mwuahaha!


      Can't play? Well, not gonna lie that we're pretty bummed out. But you can still hang out and chat with us while you watch the action on Twitch!


      <3 The Nerds

    • Nerd Nest Update - 1/19/16!

      2 years ago

      The Nerd Nest

      Howdy, friends! Hope you're all staying warm and dry as we hit the peak of winter.


      Streams:

      This week we got to watch Dasha start up a pacifist playthrough of Undertale in an impromptu stream; Kim stamped some passports in Papers, Please; Clare finished Grow Home (or so she thought...); Sammii, Sarah, and Kim tried out the Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 beta; and Anthony and Michael got into a rather lively debate about what's North and what's South during our Tomb Raider Game Night!


      This week, Sarah and Kim are returning to their usual schedules. Kim streamed last night (Monday) and Sarah will be back on Wednesday at her usual time (9 PM CST). As always, all of our streams are available on YouTube.


      Podcast:

      We discussed our favorite games of all time and the tragic passing of David Bowie and Alan Rickman in our 10th podcast. Tune in to Twitch this Sunday, January 24th at 12 PM CST to join the conversation live!


      Community Game Night:

      We'll be playing Destiny on the Xbox One this Saturday, January 23rd at 6 PM CST! Want to join the fun? All you have to do is send a message to gamertag kimbykat and she'll get you in the game! Be sure to tune in live as well and chat with us on Twitch!


      <3 The Nerds

    • Nerd Nest Update - 1/11/16!

      2 years ago

      The Nerd Nest

      Hey, friends! Another Monday, another weekly update. Hope you're doing well!


      Streams:

      We had some great moments in our streams this week: Kim learned better Mass Effect Mako controls and owned the Geth in her stream; Zoey glitched through a Fallout 4 elevator in her stream; and Clare got frustrated first at Super Meat Boy, then at Minecraft rabbits! If you missed them, you can catch them all again on YouTube!


      We do have a bit of a switcheroo in our lineup this week. This week only, Kim and Sarah are switching stream days which means Sarah will be streaming more Read Only Memories tonight at 9 PM CST and Kim will stream Papers, Please on Wednesday at 7 PM CST! You can catch them both, plus Zoey on Tuesday and Clare on Friday, on our Twitch!


      Podcast:

      We had a great time chatting yesterday on our podcast about what it means to be a geek, a nerd, and/or a gamer. We also discussed a bit of Fallout 4 and more Star Wars, of course. Check it out here!


      As mentioned on the podcast, we're working on getting audio-only versions of our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and other popular platforms. If there's a platform/app you'd like to listen to our podcast on, let us know in the comments!


      Community Game Night:

      Time for more Sammii hiding in a bush! We're playing Tomb Raider on Xbox 360 this Saturday, January 16th at 6 PM CST! Message gamertag kimbykat to join or watch and chat with us live on Twitch! Hope to see you there!


      <3 The Nerds

    • Nerd Nest Update - 1/5/16!

      2 years ago

      The Nerd Nest

      Hey, friends! We hope you had a restful and warm holiday season!


      Streams:

      We had a lot of free time on our hands over this holiday break (some of us, anyway), and we streamed a ton! If you missed any of our streams, you can watch them all (again) on YouTube! We've had some difficulties getting a few of our streams onto YouTube so you can watch those, including our Nintendo streams, on Twitch!


      Boxing Day Bash:

      We'd like to give a huge thank you to those of you who stopped by our Boxing Day Bash! We had a great time and, even though Smite didn't cooperate, made a ton of new friends in Town of Salem. We'd also like to say thank you to everyone who donated to our Extra Life team this year. We are so appreciative of your support and your generous contributions to Children's Miracle Network! We'll be releasing details of our next charity event soon (including who we're supporting) so stay tuned for that! It will be a ton of fun!


      Podcast:

      Our 7th podcast was a special year-end edition in which we discussed our games of the year and our most anticipated games of 2016, reminisced about the awesome year we had as a group, and teased a bit about what's to come for us in 2016. If you missed it, you can catch it right here! We also chatted this weekend about our Secret Santa, Fallout, and more in the 8th Nerd Nest Podcast!


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      Game Night:

      We're playing GTA V this Saturday, January 9th, at 6 PM CST! Message gamertag kimbykat to join or watch and chat with us live on Twitch! Shenanigans are guaranteed.


      <3 The Nerd Nest

    • Nerd Nest Update - 12/21/15!

      2 years ago

      The Nerd Nest

      Hi, friends! We have a lot to talk about this week so let's dive right in, eh?


      We streamed our 6th podcast yesterday and it was fantastic. You can check it out on YouTube if you missed it or watch it again if you didn't! Right after our podcast we battled against RT Radio in Drawful for Round 5 of Rooster Rumble. Who won? Click here to watch the whole thing! The rest of our streams are on YouTube now so go back and watch them if you missed one.


      Still doing your Christmas shopping? We have the perfect gift for the Pokemon lover in your life.


      As we mentioned on the podcast, we have a couple of exciting things happening. First, we now have a Discord chat where you can come hang out and get to know us and other community members better. If you haven't used Discord yet, it's really simple - you just create an account and pick one of the many apps they offer.


      We will also be holding a Minecraft/Smite/Minecraft stream this Saturday, December 26th from 12 to 8 PM CST! We want to make one final push to reach our Extra Life goals before fundraising ends for the year. Come watch us on Twitch, play with us, and support our Extra Life efforts!


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      <3 The Nerd Nest

    • Nerd Nest Update - 12/14/15!

      3 years ago

      The Nerd Nest

      Hi, friends!


      It's been a busy week full of streaming for us. Did you miss any of it? You can catch them all on our YouTube channel! You should especially check out our 5th podcast, in which Clare, Anthony, Kim, and Zoey argue about Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Tomb Raider, and more!


      All of our usual streams are happening this week: Kim tonight at 7 PM CST, Zoey Tuesday at 5 PM CST, Sarah Wednesday at 9 PM CST, and Clare Friday at 2 PM CST. In addition, we'll be playing Assassin's Creed 4 on 360 this Saturday at 6 PM CST! Want to join? Send a message to gamertag kimbykat and we'll get you in the game!


      Don't forget to join us for our next podcast on Sunday at 12 PM CST! You can ask us questions and join in the conversation live on Twitch!


      We're in full planning mode for 2016 and we have to say, you've got some awesome things headed your way! You may start seeing some new stuff very soon so keep your eyes peeled. Is there anything you'd like to see us do in the new year? Let us know and we'll work it out!


      Hope to see you on Twitch soon!


      <3 The Nerd Nest

    • Long Time No Update

      3 years ago

      The Nerd Nest

      Hey, friends!

      Sorry it's been so long since our last update. Things have been very hectic since Extra Life! This marks our return to weekly updates so be sure to "Follow" the group to see them all!

      Since Extra Life, we've been streaming 5-6 times per week on our new Twitch channel! Curious who streams what and when? Check out our schedule below! Miss any of our streams? You can catch them archived on our YouTube channel. They're all in handy playlists so you can find things easily!

      We're working on getting our podcast up on iTunes and other audio formats. Until then, you can catch them all here!

      We've also updated all of our social media accounts. You can find us on:

      Twitter - @Nerd_Nest

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      Facebook - TheNerdNestCommunity

      Remember, even though we have a new name, we're still the same great community! We love to support your RT Community groups and projects. We're still dedicated to creating a safe space in the gaming community and promoting diversity of all kinds. And, of course, we love to entertain and have fun playing games!

      Speaking of, we'll be playing against RT Radio in the next round of Rooster Rumble. We're still ironing out the details, but we'll announce them on our social media accounts! We'll also be playing Destiny (sparrow racing league, anyone?) on 360 this Saturday, December 12th at 6 PM CST. We hope to see you at a game night or stream very soon!

      <3 The Nerd Nest

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    • An Important Group Announcement!

      3 years ago

      The Nerd Nest

      Hey, gang! Sarah here with a very important group announcement!

      We talked about this during Extra Life on Saturday, but in case you missed it, last week's I Haven't Played... Halo 5 and GTA V Shenanigans Glitch Edition were our last videos as The Angels. Starting today, we will be known as The Nerd Nest! We're very excited for this change. You can hear more about why in this video.

      With this name change comes a change in the format of our content. We will no longer be creating edited, regularly-released content. Instead, we will be streaming live on Twitch at least 5 times a week with additional random impromptu streams whenever our streamers feel like it. Our new schedule kicks off with Kim's Mass Effect Mondays stream tonight at 7 PM CST!

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      If you follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook, you don't need to follow a new account! We'll be switching those over this week. If you subscribe to us on YouTube, hold tight! We think we can change the URL, but we'll let you know if anything changes. To make sure you don't miss any of our streams, you'll need to follow our new Twitch account!

      <3 Sarah

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