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Now that the most wonderful time of the year for us gaming nerds has come and gone, I think it’s high time to get into the biggest hits and misses of what was, without question, a truly exceptional show. It’s difficult to think of another year (without any new console announcements) that was even close to matching this one in terms of excitement and excellent game announcements, and that’s really the best thing that could possibly be said about it. And so ladies and gentlebastards, without further interruption, I give you the 17 biggest hits and misses of E3 2015! (more…)


Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: Move over Wolverine there’s another…Wolverine and he looks ready to star in a series of PG-13 Marvel movies. Created by artist Arthur Bozonnet this really cool character design for Wolverine is part Hugh Jackman, part badass and all kinds of awesome. Made for the Studio Hive production company these guys have one hell of an asset on their hands. [GeekTyrant]

Hit the jump for film noir Star Wars, Superman and more. (more…)


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

ABOVE: Take your nerdiness to the beach with these hero-kinis from SciFeyeCandy. You can cosplay while you swim as Barbara Gordon, Harley Quinn or an X-Men (to name a few). [Fashionably Geek]


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

ABOVE: Community star Allison Brie as Captain America. I wonder if she still a virgin after WW2? [9GAG]


 Welcome, boys and girls, to another thoroughly offensive edition of “Ask the Bastards,” the weekly feature where you, the readers, get to ask us, the staff of Nerd Bastards, any questions you want about our lives of semi-professional (or, in some cases, full-on professional) nerdery. This week we’re tackling another round of very important questions covering everything from Star Wars vs. Star Trek, fear of Michael Bay’s TMNT flick, the “true” definition of nerd and just who the hot chick is on our Facebook fan page.


Welcome to Ask the Bastards, a new weekly feature in which you, the readers, get to ask us, the staff of Nerd Bastards, all the questions you want on our favorite nerdy topics of interest. Why? Well, because we’re nerds, and we love to give lengthy explanations to things. We’ll be here every week sounding off on comics, TV, film, video games, toys, cosplay and everything in between. This week we’re kicking things off by tackling questions on hated comic book characters, Batgirl and Batwoman, Final Fantasy 7, the future of DC Comics on Film and just how Nerd Bastards was born.


The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s crazy things like Super Mario “laying pipe” (and we don’t meaning plumping) or a quick glance at Poison Ivy pruning her pussy willow (and we don’t mean gardening). Plenty of things that will leave you in need of years of therapy or a good old fashioned Men in Black style brain scrubbing. Hey, it’s the internet folks. Luckily there is always the counter balance of some mind blowing nerd based art. We collect it, you enjoy it, and we are all better for it.

ABOVE: Rogues mutant power of absorption is a double edged sword. You can look, but can’t touch. Just one caress would probably kill a normal man like you or me. Although by the looks of it, it’d sure as hell be worth it. [Deviant Art]

Hit the jump for an anime Princess Peach, X-babies, Batman in chains and MOAR!

Any Star Wars fan will know exactly what the above splashes of color are- an awesomely and artistically rendered “X-wing Fighter”. Created by Nicholas Hyde as part of a series of recreations of the famous George Lucas franchise, these grungy space ships were turned into amazing works of art. And if your interested in owing your own print by all means head to Nicholas’ etsy page. [Geek Tyrant]


Women are awesome. They raise us, teach us right from wrong, and in the case of Natalie Hall, put together some amazing pieces of art like a pro. Just glancing at Natalie’s portfolio you can tell that everything she draws on paper it’s going to be something that has to be seen and shared. So we did. From the oddly creepy Totoro to the almost storybook like take on Princess Merida of Pixar’s upcoming Brave, Natalie has some mad skills. [Comics Alliance]


Let’s face it, Princess Peach is just plain cute in her royal garbs, but put her in a  skin tight racing suit and it’s dead sexy! Created by Deviantart artist Twilit-Arawen, this anime version of the Mushroom Kingdom royal is definitely worth a rear-end collision. [Deviant Art]


A manly beard, an Aeris tattoo, the severed head of the most hated villain in Final Fantasy history! Artist Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias, a.k.a. Gonzo, took Final Fantasy’s Cloud Strife and an him a straight injection of bad ass and threw the classic gaming character into overdrive. Guess that what happens when you impale a man’s girlfriend after 45+ hours building up her stats. [Kotaku]


Everyone’s been a young diaper filling baby at some point, even the mighty X-men, and artist Skottie Young crafted the perfect set of mutant powered children. These kids just look simply adorable, even if each one could kill you- especially the baby Wolverine. Professor X must have armed guards in the nursery during nap time. [TechnaBob]


Timothy Lim has shown himself to be one of the most versatile artists we’ve ever seen put pen to paper in recent weeks. With a gift to place pop culture’s best into any style or decade he chooses. Remixing the Avengers into an Art Nouveau masterpiece and mashing the armor of Nintendo‘s Samus with the Autobot commanding Optimus Prime, Timothy is very comfortable bringing his ideas to the table. Check out Lim’s ninjaink account on deviantART for more. [Comics Alliance]

Sure, Dr. Mrs. The Monarch sounds like she’s smoked 5 packs a day for the last decade, but does it really matter if she still has the body of a college cheerleader? Deviant artist Gattadonna used only watercolors and markers to transform this villainous second in command into awesome WWII-esque nose are that would look absolutely amazing on a certain floating cocoon shaped lair. [Deviant Art]

GET A ROOM! Wait, there are clearing in someones basement…. but still. Seriously, this piece by Kevin Nowlan is just another prelude to Batman and Catwoman continuing the love-hate relationship that is purely based on the make-up sex only a hero and a villain can have. At least now we know Robin is a bit of a voyeur. His reaction is pretty priceless though. [Kevin Nowlan]

And finally, you draw science fiction then at some point you’ve probably drawn inspiration from Ralph McQuarrie. Sadly he recently passed away at the age of 84. His concept work for the Star Wars universe is legendary. Ralph is the man who brought to light many of the iconic designs you’ve come to love and without him they would have forever stayed in the dark. Thank you for some of science fiction’s greatest masterpieces Ralph, your one with the force now. [Geek Tyrant]

This fuckin’ badass Final Fantasy VII stop motion movie took 2 months and about 10,000 pictures to make. Daaaaaamn.

According to the creator, the movie is about:

The return of Sephiroth, see how Cloud will do to fight back against Sephiroth,
main skills is green screen, effects mainly practicing fire,twist fire, color fire and more more fire.

Check it out!

Source: Dorkly

Herman Cain made the news last week when he decided to end his run for the Republican nomination for President. What made it news worthy for you NerdBastards was Cain’s use of a popular nerdy card and video game Pokemon in his farewell speech. Cain said:

“Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, it’s never easy when there is so much on the line. But you and I can make a difference.”

Straight out of the Donna Summer’s song that closed every episode of Pokemon. Other politicians might want to pay attention to the amount of press and Internet attention given to this little quote and it’s use by Cain. To help them out NerdBastards decided to take a look at the top ten video game quotes that every politician should have in their back pocket just in case they need to play the Video Game Card. 

Included after the list is The Daily Show piece done on the Cain use of the Pokemon quote. As always John Stewart and his writing staff really bring the humor to the situation.

Tell NerdBastards what your favorite and top pick is in the comments section below. If you have another quote that you think beats these then let us know, in the comments section below. 


“The Cake is a lie.”

Dead Test Subject, Portal


 “A man chooses, a slave obeys.”

 Andrew Ryan, BioShock


“You can pick the game, but you can’t change the rules.”

 Marcelo Pascon Fernandes Costa, Grand Theft Auto IV



“Snake. We’re not tools of the government, or anyone else. Fighting was the only thing… the only thing I was good at. But… at least I always fought for what I believed in.”

Gray Fox, Metal Gear Solid


“Wishes can come true. But not if you just wait for miracles. Miracles are things we make for ourselves. Here, and now.”

Oerba Dia Vanille, Final Fantasy XIII


“We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.”

Andrew Ryan, Bioshock


“Only when we let strangers in, can we find new ways to be ourselves.”

Joshua, The World Ends With You


“One who knows nothing can understand nothing.”

 Ansem, Kingdom Hearts


“Only a jackass can change the world.”

Auron, Final Fantasy X-2



“People are ignorant. They’ll feel better as long as someone is punished.”

Rufus, Final Fantasy VII


The guys and gals at Playstation have had some awesome commercials in the past, they’ve made tons off their character Kevin Butler, but this takes it to a new level.

The premise: A mass meeting of characters from every major franchise in the Playstation catalog thanking the gamer “Michael” for saving them, or their world. The actors playing said franchise hits are damn well spot on too, going right down to the finest details of each character.

Sure, they are doing this to sell games, but to have characters like Drake and Kratos saying “thank you” to someone who spent hours playing them is pretty touching. See how many cameos you can spot.

Makes that ass dent in your couch worth it now, doesn’t it?

Via: Geekologie