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With the explosion of augmented reality game Pokémon Go earlier this year, the latest installments in the ongoing Pokémon narrative series, Sun and Moon, have become some of the franchise’s most eagerly awaited games. And that is saying something, because those games have not gone out of fashion in twenty years. Though it is expected to fit roughly the same plot that most of the other games have, there is a lot that makes it stand out from its predecessors. Showing off a little of what they have up their sleeves, Nintendo released a short free demo on the eStore earlier today. (more…)

Nerd Cake: Angry Birds

Image via adamriggins.com

Image via adamriggins.com

Yes, we need more levels. Yes, we’ve wasted 896+ hours on this damn game. And no, we don’t want to see it turned into a cartoon series. But dammit, we’ll still take an Angry Birds birthday cake! Even the vegetarians among our staff agree that these birds are worth devouring. Check out a couple of pics below, and head to adamriggins.com for more of the peanut butter and chocolate goodness!

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Angry Birds – A Time for Peace?

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When you play Rovio’s “Angry Birds” mobile game, do you feel vindicated when your birds squash those egg-stealing pigs? Or are you more empathetic to the swine, who just need some eggs for their… super secret egg project (?)? No matter which side you’re on, now is the time for peace. Maybe.

Below, check out this video of what started out as a peace treaty signing among the birds and the pigs — and what ended up badly for one particular side. (source: Kotaku)

When you’re finished doing your victory dance or crying in shame, consider going to an official Angry Birds meetup in or near your city. Saturday, Dec. 11, is “Angry Birds Day,” and in celebration, you’re invited to be part of a flash mob celebrating the birds’ world dominance. The largest meetup to date is New York City, but there’s plenty of time to gather friends in your own town. Check out the details here.

And for the hell of it, enjoy this photo from Halloween of my boyfriend and me in our homemade Angry Birds costumes:

Heavy Rain…The Movie?

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We here at Nerdbastards love to keep you up to date on all the latest bad ideas from Hollywood (within the Nerd realm). The most recent is the talk of making the cinematic and evolving thriller from Quantic Dream, Heavy Rain into a feature film. For those of you who haven’t played the game (all 5 of you) it follows 4 playable main characters who are all on individual unique missions to catch the Origami Killer. It proposes the question “How far would you go to save the one you love?”  It appears that the ending of the bid war is upon us and Unique Features may be the lucky duck. They are hoping to be backed (funded) by Warner Brothers.  Upon first hearing this information I was excited, then it occurred to me, the thing that makes Heavy Rain so amazing is the possibilities.  It’s such a ground breaking game with the way it is presented I just don’t think it will translate to a movie. It will end up being just another dramatic father saves son film.  Hell on the first run through of Heavy Rain I killed EVERYONE.   Turning this game into a movie takes away the connection to the characters, the fact that knowing the choices YOU make will effect the ending no matter how small they seem at the time. There is no way to properly present this  as a movie unless it’s a 5 hour film that shows every possible outcome. However that’s just my opinion, so let me know in the comments how you feel about a potential Heavy Rain movie. Feel free to tell my why I’m wrong. 😀

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