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A couple of weeks ago, Nintendo unveiled the future, or at the very least the future of its console gaming. Nintendo Switch hits store shelves sometime in the new year, which means that the end is nigh for the Wii U, and it likely can’t come soon enough for the gaming company. Sales for Wii U, as compared to the sales for the original Wii, have been downright tepid. To borrow a line from a certain politician, it’s a disaster. So it’s understandable then, for all those reasons, why reports are saying that Nintendo will wrap production on Wii U at the end of the week. (more…)

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The Nintendo stage at this year’s E3 convention was dominated by just two games. Along with a little more information about the new NX console coming out next year, Nintendo focused mainly on the upcoming Pokémon releases and the hugely anticipated new Legend of Zelda game, Breath of the Wild. Given that both franchises are decades old, the originality that have gone into the new games has certainly made Nintendo’s announements unique. Pokémon Go offers fans a foray into real world gaming, while almost everything about Breath of the Wild is groundbreaking. (more…)

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Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. At today’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), developer Nintendo debuted a trailer and demoed their upcoming Wii U game, ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind.’

Be prepared to step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in this boundary-breaking game in the acclaimed Zelda series. As Link, you will find yourself traveling across fields, through forests and up mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunningly beautiful open-air adventure.

With remarkable visuals, a breathtaking environment, and a vast landscape, Link and the Zelda franchise have never looked better. NerdBastards has the official trailer, as well as video of some of today’s demoing of the game. (more…)

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Okay, so it’s probably not the new Star Wars trailer you’d like to see (Rogue One anyone?), but a sneak peak trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been leaked, and if you’re still in love with the seventh Star Wars movie, then you’re definitely going to love this. Copying some of the scenes portrayed in the movie’s trailers, the game looks like it will give fans the change to play as Finn, Rey, Poe Dameron and all your favorites from The Force Awakens, plus it will apparently fill in some of the blanks from the time period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Interested yet? (more…)

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With the failure of the Wii U in their minds, Nintendo has begun work on a lot of projects to move the company forward. Most notable of those is the partnership with DeNA to develop mobile games of their famous IPs, a move that has upset a number of the Nintendo faithful. To stifle fears that they’re abandoning the home console business, top Nintendog Satoru Iwata immediately announced that work on their next dedicated platform, the NX, is well underway, promising some concrete details at some point in 2016. A lack of information is always frustrating, but we have gotten our nerdy little hands on some production information, courtesy of DigiTimes, that could shed some light on their release plans. (more…)

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No matter how you feel about them or their place in the modern video game industry, no other gaming company has as many beloved franchises in their roster as Nintendo. Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, and Star Fox are at the top of the list and, with very few exceptions, are peerless. It’s no wonder then that Universal Studios, known for their awesome theme parks and attractions, would team up with Nintendo to bring their roster of characters and worlds into their properties. (more…)

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This week on the The BastardCast, Jason and Jeremy sift through the sickness of the Batlash about Batfleck (keep those open letters coming, folks). Also, the Lizard King is coming for Tony Stark, a Power Ranger is green with Wolverine envy, and Uwe Boll would like your money, please and thank you.

Do you need more? How about a discussion about what makes a nerd and how we’re a bit tired of having to prove ourselves worthy? Too serious? WE’RE BRINGING BACK TACO TALK!

There, all better. Does your soul ache for more content? Really? Fine! We’re talking about the Lobo redesign, Nintendo’s price cut, and Lego Stan Lee too!

All that and a bunch of super clever twerking jokes on The BastardCast.

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The BastardCast: Kickstartering Gung Ho 2 since 14 minutes ago.

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This time on The Bastardcast, Jason and Jeremy get in touch with their feelings and talk about a bedridden hedgehog, dildo carnival workers, Indiana Jones and the Quest for the Destroyed Legacy, more premature statements about the death of Nintendo, stupid Senators and the jackasses who love them, the great Taco revolution, and re-animated space monkeys. Also on the show: Ahnold’s “Ohhhhh” face and a handy guide to self surgery. All of that, plus:


radiobastard-februmurray-1THE GREATEST TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST MAN IN THE HISTORY OF GREATNESS AND MEN! FEBRU-MURRAY. A month long tribute to Bill Murray in 4 parts.
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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: Have a friend in the U.K.? Get them to send you some mail with these cool Doctor Who stamps! All eleven Doctors are available and in the second set there’ll be some of his toughest foes, too. Commemorating the 50th Anniversary these stamps will release next year. [io9]

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This time on The Bastardcast, Jeremy and Jason make fun of the following:

Zombie Bikini Girls, Blowing Up the Moon, The Wolverine and Dougray Scott, A baby, Winning the Lottery, Bad Movie Taste, Nintendo, Renowned Satirist James Gunn, Batman, Jason’s Penis (Again), Michael Fassbender‘s Penis, Star Trek, Canadian-centric Video Games, Happy Porn Stars, Heath Ledger’s Death, Martian Cockteasery, The Two and a Half Men Jesus Kid, why The Bastardcast is filth, an epic fight in VERSUS between non-Twilighty vampires and werewolves, and SO MUCH MORE!


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