The Nearly Men

UPDATING YOU

20th July 2018

 

It's been a fun filled few weeks and we've got lots to bring to you! You can catch episodes 38 and 39 as well as a shiny new review of Detroit: Become Human

 

BUSY!

29th June 2018

 

We have been busy over the past few weeks - you've got 2 new episodes and 2 new reviews to catch up on - do it!

 

EXPOTASTIC!

12th June 2018

 

A decision to cast a little later so we could fit in Play Expo - enjoy!

 

Paul, like Han, is solo in the studio this episode, but never fear we'll hear Colin's beautiful tones as we have clips from our recent visit to Play Expo in Glasgow.

 

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!

29th May 2018

 

A little later than normal, but episode 34 is here now!

 

Sliding into your ears a little later but full of laughter, Colin and Paul discuss Battlefield V, FIFA World Cup and somehow male genitalia again...

 

FRIDAY IS NEARLY MEN DAY!

10th May 2018

 

God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, more VR goodness, Colin trades brunettes for blondes and Paul is close to rage.

 

A GLORIOUS NEW EPISODE

27th April 2018

 

More of us! The games we're looking forward to in 2018! More Far Cry 5! Detroit: Become Human! Pirates! Genitals!

 

MOSS REVIEW

20th April 2018

 

We're on roll! Hot off the press here's Colin's video review of "Moss" from Polyarc Games.

 

BRAND SPANKING NEW EPISODE

13th April 2018

 

Listen - don't say we didn't warn you - WE ARE BACK!!! Jumping into 2018 with a belly flop of an episode today featuring so many goodies - get yer ears around this!

 

APEX CONSTRUCT REVIEW

2nd April 2018

 

Kablahm! Just like that - an Easter present indeed - hot on the heels of our website update, you can now view our Apex Construct Review. Paul dived straight into Fast Travel Games' debut effort - built exclusively for virtual reality.

 

SHINY AND NEW!

1st April 2018

 

No it's not an April Fool - we're back online! There's been lots going on behind the scenes here at the underground Nearly Men lair - there are a multitude of plans underfoot!

 

We've managed to completely overhaul the website with a new look and is hopefully a little better to navigate to get whatever piece of us yer after...

 

You may have noticed we sneaked a few reviews out online recently, and we hope there is a lot more of that to come as well as streams, sketches and of course our podcast - which will have a new episode out imminently!

 

So please do keep in touch with us - interaction is what will keep this little project alive so tell your friends - hell, tell strangers! Catch you all soon!

 

NOVEMBER 2017

 

EPISODE 30 RELEASED

 

A special episode this week as Paul has managed to lose his voice (tried down the back of the sofa?) and you get 50-odd glorious minutes of Colin Little blaring in yer earholes! Just it in ye!

OCTOBER 2017

 

EPISODE 29 RELEASED

 

Who doesn't like horse testicles!? Well we speak about them far too much in this episode but we also talk about Battlefront II, Red Dead Redemption II and of course our upcoming 24 hour marathon!

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

 

EPISODE 28 RELEASED

 

Man we're hot off the press this week!

 

We're reflecting on a fortnight of Destiny 2, Colin gives you his top tips for the game and also there seems to be a rift forming for Sick Kids Save Point this year...

 

 

 

EPISODE 27 RELEASED

 

Gosh and golly - looks like we managed to do two in row, baby! Woop!

 

This week the boys discuss the big game launch of Destiny 2, as well as crow barring some repulsive Tory MPs, cause don't say we're not intellectual... I said don't!

 

AUGUST 2017

 

EPISODE 26 RELEASED

 

OMG! LOL! ROFL! JWYTIWS! We're back - yep - we're not dead, yet...

 

So glad to return with a new episode for you guys - we're rusty, but we know you like us like that... don't ya..? Tune in for Play Expo chat, Mini SNES, and Colin being big and bad.

 

JULY 2017

 

*BLOW*BLOW* IS THIS THING ON...

 

Hola! My it's been a while - March I believe - since we last entered your ears... but worry not Nearly Men...ners... we will return very shortly with a new season of podcasts - better than ever.

 

Life just took over for a while and we simply couldn't get a chance to get an episode out - more because of the work required either side of recording. But as life continues, Colin will return a Mrs. and Paul is as jealous as you'd imagine. Keep you're eyes peeled for new developments over the coming weeks. In the meantime - if you'd like to see The Nearly Men doing or talking about anything in particular - let us know by dropping us a line here: info@thenearlymen.com or on Facebook. Thanks for sticking by us!

 

APRIL 2017

 

WE'RE STILL HERE!

 

Hi guys, we've been a bit quiet of late, but we're hoping to change that soon. Stupid real life is getting in the stupid way. Stupid!

 

Anyhoo - website's been updated with recent streams from Colin - Battlefield 1 and the whole of Resident Evil 7! Wow! What a treat. Enjoy!

 

MARCH 2017

 

EPISODE 25 RELEASED

 

Colin comes up with new game "Plot Holes or Plot Goals" and we talk about Horizon Zero Dawn, Nintendo Switch, Her Story and Kit-Kats...

 

AND! The Super Mario Run challenge winner...

 

FEBRUARY 2017

 

EPISODE 24 RELEASED

 

Paul has created a quiz that will test both you and Colin Little to the edge of his pants. Come and have a little listen. You'll also hear the result of Paul's FIFA17 stream...

 

 

 

EPISODE 23 RELEASED

 

KABOOOOOOMMMM!!!!! EPISODE 23!!!!!

 

We're back! Didn't see that coming eh? KABLAHM! right on yer offside. Present your earholes to us and we shall slither inside and talk about what we've been up to and the year ahead!

DO IT!

 

 

 

STREAMTASTIC

 

Something we've spoke about for a long time is starting to come to fruition - Livestreaming! We've managed a few before but we've recently had a good run of streaming, and if you head on over to our videos section (or YouTube channel) you can view some archived streams.

 

Still trying to work out a time for casting - but hope to bring news of that this week.

 

JANUARY 2017

 

WE'RE STILL ALIVE

 

Long time no see chaps - we had to take a break over the festive months due to work commitments, but we are rallying the troops in preparation for our grand return starting with a little facelift to the website.

 

So... ye missed us?

 

OCTOBER 2016

 

WE DID IT!

 

Well. That was that. 24 hours of horror games in aid of Edinburgh Sick Kids with Sick Kids Save Point.

 

Thanks to you guys, at time of this post, we have raised £700.61 with £150.47 of gift aid, which gives a total of £851.08!

 

We are so very grateful to you all: Debs, Joe, Evelyn & Peter, Joe, Garraidh, David, James, Elizabeth, Christopher, Catriona & Ronnie, Lorraine, Cameron, Gavin, Vincent, Cat, Eve, Daryl, Jenny & Billy, Jay, Joseph, Chris, Colin, Nathan, Peter & Amanda, Karen, Mr. & Mrs. King, Natalie, Nick O'Neil, Melanie, Chris, Amy, Euan, Andrew, Colin & Gill, Cameron, Sharon, Shona, Linda, Malcolm & Aileen, Olive & Janis, David, Jordan & Megan, Steven and Alasdair & Sohyla!

 

Woof! That's a lot of support - you guys flat out rock. We're just playing games and trying to stay awake, it's you're support and money that is going to help the kids - so from the bottom of our gamepads - thank you so much.

 

We'll leave the page open for a little longer as some folk have told us they still want to donate.

 

Again thank you for all your support whether it's money, sharing the link, watching the stream, chatting along, making us coffee, bringing us Double Deckers, popping in to say hello, making chilli, bringing pizza, helping us with the games, listening to the podcast - we are truly grateful. Go you!

 

 

 

EPISODE 22 RELEASED

 

A glorious day - an episode and a 24 hour horror games marathon streamed right here www.thenearlymen.com on Friday 14th October at 10pm!

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

 

EPISODE 21 RELEASED

 

Kerpow! Come listen to us prattle on as always about the wonders of the gaming world! 4 years to complete a game - pah! Easy!

 

 

 

FUNDRAISING VIDEO

 

Two boys in the woods with a camera. No, not what you think - just the Nearly Men making a fundraising video for our Sick Kids Save Point 24 hour horror marathon. A lovely NSFW skit conceived by Colin Little, with the glorious help of Daryl Cockburn and his mad camera skillz - lolz! Enjoy! and don't forget to donate here!

 

 

 

SICK KIDS SAVE POINT VII

 

Boo! That's what we'll be saying at 10pm on Friday 14th October when we begin our 24 hour horror game marathon in aid of Sick Kids Save Point raising money for Edinburgh Sick Kids - a great cause.

 

You read the full story and donate by clicking here.

 

All 24 hours will be streamed live here on the site, so make sure you tune in to watch Paul pee on Colin's couch. All. Night. (and day).

 

 

 

COLIN NEEDS TO TALK ABOUT "NO MAN'S SKY"

 

He's gotta get it off his chest... CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO

 

 

 

EPISODE 20 RELEASED

 

We're back! After the summer break, we've a lot to catch up on... so we spend the first five minutes with empty space playing a guess the song game.

 

AUGUST 2016

 

CHECKPOINTS AUTOSAVE

 

Howdy kiddies! Yes we are still here, we haven't forgotten about you. Finding the time to podcast together has been a challenge of late, but rest assured we'll be back! (We'll have to ask you for money for Sick Kids Save Point for a start...) In the meantime, Colin and Paul did manage a quick half hour with Declan Dineen on his show Checkpoints Autosave (4) give it a quickie!

 

 

JUNE 2016

 

EPISODE 19 RELEASED

 

Wow! Another new episode already - KABLAM!!!!! Joins us with Episode 19: Three Es as we discuss the upcoming E3 event and death threats...

 

 

MAY 2016

 

THE NEARLY MEN FIFA PREMIERSHIP

 

Last weekend we were proud to  sponsor, and appear in, a new yearly local FIFA competition - The Nearly Men FIFA Premiership. It was a league in a day which Paul lost out on goal difference to none other than Joe Keenan of Joe Keenan Memorial Chart Fame! Well done Joe. Here is a video of all the goals from the day! Here's till next year, Paul's already getting the practice in.

 

 

 

 

EPISODE 18 RELEASED

 

Friday means you fortnightly ingest of all things Nearly Men! Episode 18: Night Talk see the boys squeezing in recording in the wee hours of a Thursday night and are joined by friend and listener, Jay Rainey to discuss a tasty menu of gaming topics.

 

 

 

WE WANT YOUR COLIN LITTLE FANMAIL

 

After Colin stupidly referred to you good people as "fans", we're glad to know you all jumped on it and sent in great fanmail letters last week - including a wonderful drawing from Peter (see photo) - but no we must have more! Please send all Colin Little fanmail to info@thenearlymen.com

 

 

 

EPISODE 17 RELEASED

 

Huzzah and horrah - it is another Nearly Men day with Episode 17: Bar Bee Skew being let loose on your ears. Colin & Paul chat about their Star Wars live stream, Dark Souls progress, Colin Little fan mail, Nearly Men lore and probably the worst BBQ in history. You can listen on the website, or by the links at the top of the page!

 

 

 

STAR WARS LIVESTREAM

 

To celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you by ra way), Colin & Paul will be streaming on the evening of 4th May from 7pm. The boys will be playing through Star Wars Battlefront and chatting about all things Star Wars. You'll be able to view the stream on our YouTube channel. Hope you can join the fun!

 

APRIL 2016

 

EPISODE 16 RELEASED

 

Episode 16: Tough Guys is now available from all links! This week we chat about our toughest gaming moments, as well as yours. We also discuss mid-generations upgrades, Red Dead Redemption 2 (for a change) and waggling our joysticks to Daley Thompson. Tune in now! And please do rate us and leave us a tasty review on iTunes - it all helps.

 

 

 

 

EPISODE 16 - WHAT'S YOUR TOUGHEST CHALLENGE

 

With the advent of Dark Souls III, we're going to be looking at our toughest gaming moments - and we want to know yours. What level stumped you? Which boss had you beat? Did you ever get past it or rage-trade (we're coining that phrase, thank you.) Let us know! Links for social media are at the top of the page or you email us (info@thenearlymen.com).

 

 

 

EPISODE 15, STAR WARS CHALLENGE & WEBSITE

 

Ladies and jelly beans it gives me great pride to welcome you to our new, yet modest, website! Huzzah! I told ye it was coming. Feel free to have a peek around and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast!

 

Episode 15 saw the arrival of our first guest, Peter Reilly, who gives us an insight into the dirty dark work of Microsoft from an XB1 and PC angle. One thing we hadn't counted on was having so much fun just chatting at the beginning, so it's a bumper episode coming in at just under two hours. Hope you enjoy! Next episode is due out on Friday 22nd April, so click on the top right links to subscribe and not miss a word!

 

Also you have just under a week to get your time in for our Star Wars Challenge - have a peek at our "Monthly Challenge" page for all details.

 

 

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