Category Archives: Nerd Explosion
Nerd culture, otaku lifestyle, comics, manga, boardgames, cosplay and movie reviews
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Just when I thought I had seen all the weird controllers there are, (I’m looking at you Onimusha Katana) I come across the Stinky Footboard; a PC game controller that you use with your feet. That’s right, it’s a real thing.
How the hell do you control games with your feet anyway? Is it even possible?
Well apparently it is when you use the Stinky Footboard. It doesn’t replace the traditional keyboard and mouse, but you actually use the footbaord in tandem with traditional controls to provide greater flexibility and extra functionality. More on the Stinky Footboard after the break. Read the rest of this entry
X-Files, Earth: Final Conflict, Lexx, Stargate: Atlantis, Sanctuary, Battlestar Galactica, Haven, Nikita, Continuum, Primeval: New World. What does this random list of fantasy television have in common? They were all produced in Canada.
Canada is a hot bed for science fiction and fantasy stories – and the television and film industry can’t get enough of us. The American-owned Syfy network keeps investing in Canadian productions like the North American version of Being Human, Haven, Lost Girl and Continuum. I think it is Canada’s identity, or rather identity crisis, that makes us such a hub for these kinds of fantasy and other-realm stories. Read the rest of this entry
Completely forgot today was Valentine’s Day? Didn’t make that dinner reservation? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with these cards from our relationship post earlier today!
Share them with your favourite gaming partner, your disappointed significant other, or both! More great cards after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Been with the same person for a while but not quite sure how to take things to the next level? Maybe it’s time you moved in together. Or started playing video games together.
Can’t decide? Our handy guide will help you determine what’s right for the two of you! (Click to enlarge.)
Which of these steps have you taken (or are looking forward to taking) with your significant other? Let us know in the comment section below!
In just a few short months, the University of Victoria’s professors and students, as well as local game developers are set to gather and explore the social power of videogames and videogame technology to bring people together and improve the world.
From health research, to language studies, to improving lives, UVIC’s Games wihtout Frontiers will be holding free events, demonstrations, and Q&A’s from noon to 6:00 PM on March 9, 2013. The goal is to get the people of Victoria together to begin discussions about how we can adapt successful videogame technologies and trends and use them for the betterment our everyday lives.
Learn more about UVIC’s Games Without Frontiers after the break. Read the rest of this entry
What happens when a celebrity funny-man/late night talk show host plays and reviews Skyrim, one of the most popular, and best-selling games of 2011?
Conan O’ Brien, leader of Team Coco, and self-proclaimed non-gamer recently played (or tried to play) Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and reviewed it on his talk show. As one would expect from the comedian, Conan chose to play as a Khajit warrior named Mr. Buttons, and proceeded to attack Whiterun civilians to no avail.
After being repeatedly killed by Whiterun guards, Conan (or Mr. Buttons) moved on to attacking chickens and mammoths instead, believing them easier targets. Unsurprisingly, Mr. O’Brien was overwhelmed by Skyrim‘s amount of customization and content; which is understandable as it creates a high-barrier of entry for casual gamers.
Check out Conan’s Skyrim review after the break. Read the rest of this entry
San Diego Comic-Con 2012 will forever be known (in my mind) as the place that Thomas Jane’s The Punisher was reborn. That’s right folks, Thomas Jane once again stars as Frank Castle in a brand-new Punisher short film. Subtitled Dirty Laundry, the short film follows Frank as he serves up his own brand of justice to a gang of violent thugs.
On the way to the laundromat, Frank runs into an inner-city gang; a group of thugs that terrorize the neighborhood. These guys find pleasure in inflicting pain to those that got in their way. One of them beats up a prostitute, and the others beat on a highschool kid for crossing their street. Real Assholes indeed. Really the only man that can stop them is Castle himself, as the Punisher; that means it’s going to be bloody, it’s going to be violent, and it’s going to be straight up street justice.
Learn more about Punisher: Dirty Laundry (starring Thomas Jane) and watch the short film after the break. Read the rest of this entry
You’ve never quite seen Mass Effect 3 action figures as detailed as these.
Over the last few months, we’ve been covering the various Play Arts Kai action figures released by Square-Enix. They’ve all featured incredibly detailed sculptures and articulation that allows for multiple poses; definitely high quality work and worth the premium price.
This time we’ll be looking at the newest additions to the Play Arts Kai line; all three figures coming from Mass Effect 3. Coming this September, Mass Effect fans will be able to pick up Commander Shepard, Garrus Vakarian, and Ashley Williams in their Mass Effect 3 costumes, as well as weapons preferred by each character. As well, each character will include two sets of hands that will allow them to the different weapons offered.
Check out the action figure specs and images after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Idle hands are the devil’s playthings, they say, so when I get too bored I turn to one of my many hobbies to keep me occupied. This time, I combined two of them: video games and baking. Of course, why not make it to look like food from the Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.
Behold the Skyrim Sweet Roll! Read the rest of this entry