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Pokémon GO, released on July 6th this month, has become a phenomenal success; it has become such a large success, in fact, that San Diego Comic-Con staff realized they had a problem on their hands—the panel for the game was originally scheduled for room 25ABC, a small room for less than 500 people. With how popular the mobile app had become, the space given for the panel no longer reflected the interest; SDCC staff decided to bring out the big gun, Hall H. The hall is an actual hangar that can hold thousands and thousands of attendees; this sacred space is usually for panels on the scale of DC and Marvel. The best part? The hall was still filled to capacity, with people pouring out the doors. People wanted the newest info on their precious game… and maybe a chance at a rare catch. (more…)

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Even though it has barely been out a fortnight, Pokémon GO has already broken records for its popularity. Despite bug upon bug, glitch upon glitch and the servers almost constantly down, it has become one of the most downloaded mobile apps ever released. It has been mentioned in both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s campaign speeches. It has been Googled so many times that, at one point, it was more commonly sought after than porn and the search for ‘Pokémon’ on porn websites is becoming worryingly common as people just can’t get it off the brain. People are going crazy for this game, with countless fans storming through it, levelling up as high as they can and catching ’em all. (more…)

Legendary Pursuing Pokemon Live-Action Movie?

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With the Pokemon Go app bringing re-igniting everyone’s inner poke-trainers, it’s not surprising that talk of a movie would come up. Nothing is finalized, but rumor has it that Legendary Pictures may be pursuing the live-action video game adaption. Taking a look at the numbers Pokemon Go has generated, it’s a no-brainer as to why Legendary would make such a move. Nintendo, which only has 1/3 stake in the Pokemon company, had a stock market spike of 25% thanks to the app, adding $9 billion in market cap. (more…)

Pokémon Go Finally Available in the US

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Pokémon Go might be one of the most long-awaited games the world has ever known. Now that the first generation of Pokémon trainers are – at least – in their 20s, in charge of their own data plans and free to decide how far they want to roam, an augmented reality game that lets you catch your very own Pokémon in the real time is well overdue. Since Nintendo first announced they were working on a game like this, Pokémon fans all over the world have been buzzing waiting for their chance to fulfill their childhood dreams to be the very best, like no one ever was… (more…)

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Fire birds, grass goats, water snails, dolphins, owls, crococdiles – fan theories about what fans can expect from the new Pokémon Sun and Moon games have been raging practically since February, when it would first announce that there would be more games in the series. Some of them seemed pretty convincing. A few had some sneaky back stories about journalists taking surreptitious photographs of sketches from inside the Game Freak building. There were some fine pieces of fan art that a lot of people really wanted to be real, some Pokémon that looked like they would be a lot of fun to play with. (more…)

Battle Over ‘Pokémon’ Live Action Movie Rages

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Between the seemingly endless video games, trading card games, movies, manga and a TV anime that has been running for almost twenty years, the Pokémon franchise has touched the hearts of all kinds of people, bridging the gap between generations and continents. With two new games Pokémon Sun and Moon – and an inevitable third to complete the classic trio – announced for later on this year, it shows no sign of slowing down its legacy. (more…)

This Week in Video Games 10-06

I know this column is titled “This Week in Video Games,” even though it’ll be on a bi-weekly basis. Unfortunately, “These Past Two Weeks in Video Games” doesn’t have much of a ring to it; you’ll just have to deal with it until we come up with something better. This week, we take a look at the launch of GTA Online (is it running yet?), the Battlefield 4 beta launches, and Valve unveils its new hardware, and maybe even confirms a certain game we’ve all been waiting for?

Check out all of your gaming news AFTER THE JUMP!

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, someamusing, 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. Monday through Friday 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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: Masters of the Universe Orko hoodie. Your friends already think you’re lovable but obnoxious, why not wear something to prove them right? The hood has his big blue ears sewn right in and a mesh face mask for his eyes that can be tucked back into the hood. The orange hat and purple scarf can be removed completely. You know, just in case you wanted to look less fabulous. [80stees.com]

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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. Monday through Friday 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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Above: Proving Wreck-It Ralph could have worked just as well, maybe even better, as a live-action movie are these stunningly accurate cosplays from twinfools and ~is-the-lurvz.  [TheMarySue]

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At first glance, I thought this was a Rancor balloon, but then I noticed those, well, they look like breasts hanging from its side and grew concerned. Seriously, what the fuck is this?!  [ObviousWinner]

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Hey, sometimes you gotta make repairs with the parts you find, and for this little R2 that happened to be colorful LEGOs. [NerdApproved]

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While I know I’ll be making reservations at this video-game themed restaurant and bar as soon as humanly possibly, they should realize true gamers never leave their gaming dens. Even for food. No need, they got a Pizza Hut app right on their XBOX dashboard. [Geekologie]

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Join the Empire or Starfleet with your own 3D printed Star Wars and Star Trek figurines. Finally you can make your own figure to play “doctor” with Slave Leia. [Technabob]

 

Continuing the trend of How BLANK Eat Their Food, we have How Star Wars Characters Eat Their Food. And as funny as this is, I hope this means this meme is coming to an end. [GAS]

Asslevania: Chorus of Flatulence. Yup. This is pretty much what you’ve guessed it is. [Dorkly]

And lastly, because no one’s day is complete without a 30-minute Pokemon ballet performance, here’s a 30-minute Pokemon ballet performance. [Geekologie]

And now, T-Shirts You Gotta Buy…TODAY! (Before they’re gone.)

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Don’t forget about our Nerd Bastards’ tees, available at RedBubble!

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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. Monday through Friday 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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Jessica Rabbit, the beloved wife of Roger Rabbit, being portrayed by model/designer KAY PIKE. She’s not bad, she just dresses that way. [ObviousWinner]

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