Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOVE: The Nagoya, Japan-based restaurant serves edible Dragon Balls. [DankeDining] (more…)
In a galaxy far, far away in 1992, I rented a game from Blockbuster called Super Star Wars for the SNES. And it was one of the best games I played during my childhood. Hopefully, it was also one of your best memories. This game seemed to have it all, and more. In fact, it had more than I remembered because when I looked up some game play to remind myself what the game was all about, there were levels I didn’t remember playing. The ones I do remember, though, brought back all those feelings of fun, excitement, and utter frustration. Feelings I can’t wait to relive when the games gets re-released this week on PS4 and PS Vita.
The newest Star Wars: Battlefront commercial is completely and metaphorically on point. All of your fellow Star Wars fans (assuming you are a fan, because let’s face it, why would you be here if you weren’t?) will be M.I.A starting October 17th when Battlefront hits for PS4. So make this week count, because it may be the last time for a while that you have anyone’s full attention! The end of the commercial features Anna Kendrick re-enacting Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s message to Darth Vader about how, if struck down, he’ll “become more powerful than you can possibly imagine”. It seems that becoming one with the Force causes you to vanish quite completely! (more…)
If you’ve been living under a rock, then chances are you didn’t know that Blizzcon 2015 is currently underway. All day long, news has been coming in and out of there like hot cakes. Some of it having to do with the new World of Warcraft movie and some it having to do with updates to their popular games like Hearthstone or Overwatch. Now you can add this piece of news to the list of great things to come out of Blizzcon 2015. It was announced earlier today that a new wing of the gaming giant, Activision Blizzard Studio, will begin adapting many of the company’s big gaming franchises to the television and big screen. The first two projects will be a Skylanders TV series and a Call of Duty movie.
The first full trailer for Legendary Pictures and director Duncan Jones‘ Warcraft based on the Blizzard MMO World of Warcraft has hit the Internet as promised and it looks pretty damn good. Video game movies have a poor track record at the box office. Very few seem to break past the break even point and make any real Hollywood blockbuster type money. Will Warcraft break that tradition? (more…)
I’ve got to admit right up front that I haven’t really paid much attention to Star Wars Battlefront, I was more caught up in all the Fallout 4 hype and getting my PC ready to handle all of Fallout 4‘s needs. I’m glad I did that because after watching this launch trailer, I’ll also be ready to Star Wars Battlefront. I’ll be eating baloney sandwiches for lunch for a month after these two games get through emptying my wallet next month. Check out how EA managed to grab all my lunch money in the video below. (more…)
Way back in the 90s, the Console Wars were a tight fight between Nintendo and Sega, and their primary warriors were Mario and Sonic respectively. When Sega went down after the dual failures of the Saturn and Dreamcast systems, Sonic continued life on other platforms becoming just another licensed character, but something happened when Sega wasn’t exclusively in charge of Sonic’s fate anymore, the games he was featured in started sucking. That’s simplistic of course, but one can’t deny that while Mario continues to enjoy life with a variety of fun and innovative games, Sonic is still stuck in the glow of past glories. Now, Sega is saying sorry. (more…)
Bethesda Softworks has just released a live action trailer for Fallout 4 that might just scratch that Fallout 4 itch you just can’t seem to reach. Music is one of the defining characteristics of the Fallout series of games. This trailer is no exception and uses Dion‘s 1961 song The Wanderer to set the perfect tone to this trailer as our Vault 111 survivor wanders around the wasteland. (more…)
In honor of the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, Telltale Games is bringing their classic Back to the Future the Game to all the major console platforms. That’s right, you can help Marty fix the time stream, but don’t worry, this isn’t a rehash of the movies, the entire game takes place after the movies and features all new material. (more…)
If Lara Croft were an actual person, she would have quite an impressive resume. She has been reincarnated in video games, two feature films, comic books, novels, theme park rides, and a currently in development film reboot that is currently seeking a director. And she’s not done yet. Rise of the Tomb Raider, the most recent addition to the Tomb Raider video game franchise, is set to be released this holiday season for Xbox. Publishers for the endeavor are Microsoft and Square Enix, with Crystal Dynamics as developer. A new trailer has been released in anticipation, titled “Descent Into Legend”, which features new and never before seen gameplay footage from the third-person, action-adventure addition to the video game saga. (more…)