Apple’s iPhone Event was held earlier today. Yes, the iPhone 7 was announced. The sleeker design and water resistance, faster processing, and a few other features were all met with thunderous applause from the die-hard Apple fans, and a mild “meh” from most everyone else. Apple also unveiled a set of wireless “airpod” headphones, which have already taken to Internet mockery with memes like “Just looking at these and I’ve already lost one”. All-in-all, nothing too remarkably innovative, sans the wireless headphones (which literally cost more than their weight in gold), just another a better-polished piece of tech that everyone (who isn’t an Android user) will need to have. Now, however, more exciting bit of news that came from Apple’s event, was the announcement of Nintendo’s first real mobile game, Super Mario Run, coming first to iOS.(more…)
Ever since Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata has been tasked with proving to investors that the Wii U isn’t doomed to be a colossal failure, there has been much change under the Big N’s roof. A new Club Nintendo, a partnership with Japanese giant DeNA for mobile games, and even allowing a couple of their characters into Activision’s hit Skylanders series. Beyond that, the Nintendudes have been hinting at even more 3rd party partnerships and licensing deals. In light of that, the rumor mill recently began spinning a tale about Nintendo partnering with a certain magic kingdom for future projects.
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Since 1988 if you’ve been a fan of Nintendo, Super Mario, the Duck Hunt Dog,or anything related to Shigeru Miyamoto you’ve been collecting issues of Nintendo Power, the long standing magazine published in-house by Nintendo of America. Originally featuring game strategies — the magazine shifted to reviews, previews and special looks at upcoming titles — but after 24 years the magazine is calling it quits.
According to Nintendo Power senior editor Chris Hoffman, in a message via Twitter, the magazine only has a couple of issues left and that he’s “sad to see it go”. Since then the tweet has been removed, but Chris did promise that he and the editorial team would “try to make the last issues memorable”, so it’s not like their going to take the publication out behind the Nintendo building to put it out of it’s misery.
In a confirmation of Chris’ promise though, Nintendo Power writer Phil Theobald posted on Twitter that they had “something pretty sweet planned for the final issue.” Phil’s tweet was also removed by the time this article went to post but one can only assume that he’s talking about that Princess Toadstool centerfold that they’ve been teasing for eons.
With the progression of the digital age this was bound to happen, but it still sucks to see it go. The magazine has long been a source for anyone who loves Nintendo and their work, but like most publications it’s had to suffer in the age of digital publishing. Sadly, there is no word yet on if Nintendo Power will live on in the digital realm and until we know what the future holds it feels right to say thank you for giving us Nintendo nerds something worth waiting once a month for, we tip our plumber hats to you all Nintendo Power.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOVE: Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled pictures of Poison Ivy, the latest edition to the DC Comics Premium Format Figure collection. This super-sexy 1:4 scale figure measures 21 inches tall and features Poison Ivy along with her carnivorous plants (If you know what I mean). Each is hand-painted and available for preorder now with delivery expected in January 2013. [Nerd Approved]
Each and every week we scour the internet for nothing but the best in nerd based art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every net based nook and cranny. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly Nerd Art Dumps.
ABOVE: Prometheus‘s David may be a super advanced robot, played Michael Fassbender, but in essence he’s just another psychotic dick trying to kill all humans. (oops, Spoiler Alert) Cartoonist Natalie Nourigat (Periscope Studios) shows off the lighter side of sci-fi Alien prequel/whatever the hell Ridley Scott calls it right now. [Comics Alliance]
Hit the jump for a Speed Racer/Star Wars mash-up, Tintin and MOAR!
There are certain pop culture creations that people shouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole, such as: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Super Mario, Star Wars, and so on; it seems that not everyone got the memo when it came The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. While some may see the last few antics of changing the Turtles into Aliens as a great “marketing tool”, a consensus of angry nerds would happily tell you that “marketing” is a bunch of malarcky. When Bay announced that the turtles we all know and love would be “from an alien race,” in his film adaptation of the TMNT franchise due to release in a year, made all involved across the board chime in.
From TMNT creators Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, and various actors involved in the franchise in the past managed to get Bay and Liebesman feathers all ruffled with their immediate response being “take a breath, and chill.” Well, I guess you all should take his advice ’cause there is another set of rumors ready to be validated that are gonna make you made in every type of way. You ready?
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film adaptation, will supposedly be called Ninja Turtles, which means that the characters will not be teens and (blasphemy in 3…2..1) may not be pizza hungry fiends! Bleeding Cool has this to say on the title change:
“We haven’t been able to get a definite statement as to why this title change is occurring, and our sources are not 100% clear on whether or not the Turtles will indeed be adolescents. One of our sources has said: “It seems to be driven by marketing. Think of John Carter and how Disney wouldn’t allow for a title with either “Princess” or “Mars.”
Just to cast a friendly reminder, John Carter bombed in the box-office because of all the changes it made to a well known and iconic story line, so why is Michael Bay choosing to repeat an obviously proven mistake? Maybe ’cause he’s a fool, look at how long it took to get a decent Transformers movie out of that guy. Here is a simple and well proven saying that should be used in all situation like this: “If it ain’t broke. Don’t fix it.”
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s crazy things like Wonder Woman dressing on the invisible jet, Skeletor getting ribbed for your pleasure, and other weird shit. There are also a lot of awesome (non soul destroying) things that we see on a daily basis, and we round them up for your viewing pleasure.
ABOVE: Isn’t it nice to see two super heroines getting along with each other, especially when their done incredibly well by deviant artist Ricken? Now if only they would take part in that all girls sleepover over in the watchtower, two words. Epic pillow fight. [Deviantart]
Hit the jump for The Walking Dead, Minimalist Avenger Posters, a shot of Catwoman’s treasure and MOAR! (more…)
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s crazy things like Autobot anal, Star Whores, a bush shaved like the bat signal and shit like that. But there are a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis, and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm glory.
This is what the Empire Strikes Back would have looked like if it was released by stop motion animation pioneers Rankin Bass. Yea, it’s cute now, but that tauntaun is not going to live through the snowstorm.
The first one is how they believe Super Mario should have ended. He just won’t die, and a special someone has a cameo (but has no cake). Check it out!
The second video, after the jump, is how Captain America, on his “superhero steriods”, should have ended. Apparently it includes him jumping over to the DC Universe and being serenaded by Batman and Superman. Hmm.