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Hokan Lo is a contributing writer for Nerd Reactor and likes Pizza Butts and Mello Yellow. Meet the Nerd Reactor Team

EA, League of Legends, Battle.net websites taken down by hackers


Today’s been a rough day for Electronic Arts, RiotGames, and Blizzard, amongst others. A group identifying themselves as DERP has claimed to take down each company’s respective website. As of this writing, the sites themselves have been restored to their normal functionality. Each attacks have centered around popular streamer named Phantoml0rd. … Continue reading

These anime pizzas featuring Tiger & Bunny look so good you can’t eat them


The Japanese branch of Pizza company, Dominos, is known to have whacky ad campaigns. Earlier in the year, they introduced a smartphone app featuring Hatsune Miku, awkwardly introduced by the president of Dominoes himself. This time, in preparation for the next Tiger and Bunny movie, Tiger & Bunny the Movie … Continue reading

Final Fantasy X and X2 HD gets fancy with Collector’s Edition


Square Enix has announced that they will be releasing a limited exclusive collector’s edition for the Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD Remasters for the PlayStation 3. Planned for release on March 18th, 2014, the CE will also come with a (interestingly) Blu-ray soundtrack clocking over six hours, five pretty … Continue reading

Idea Factory unveils its new International Website Campaign


Long-time Japanese game developer Idea Factory has recently launched its brand new English website for their international audiences. Showcasing their games and future titles, the website also features a forum where fans can interact. In addition, they’ve launched a giveaway campaign to gives fans a chance to win some cool prizes! … Continue reading

Newest Madoka Magica Movie Sequel to contract North America theaters this winter


Aniplex USA recently updated the Puella Magi Madoka Magica website with information on the latest movie to be screened in the states. Titled Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie -Rebellion-, the movie is a direct sequel to the television series and last year’s Beginnings and Everlasting movie retellings. Aniplex has confirmed it will … Continue reading

Dead of Alive 5 Ultimate Review


Another year, another fighting game repackaged for the masses. Tecmo and Team Ninja listened to the fans’ feedback from last year’s Dead or Alive 5 and have tweaked a new version aptly named Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (DOA5U). DOA5U features several new additions in the form of modes and characters. Joining the … Continue reading

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle coming to the West


Siliconera reported that Namco-Bandai has confirmed that they will be bringing the recently released Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle to Western shores with an estimated 2014 release date. The fighting game is based on the manga series of the same name and is one of the longest running manga series in … Continue reading

Sailor Uniforms come alive in this new trailer for KILL la KILL


Studio Trigger exploded into the anime scene with their masterfully animated OVA, Little Witch Academia (In addition to a successful kickstarter campaign for its sequel, Little Witch Academia 2). Their next project is the TV anime series KILL la KILL, an upcoming anime about a wandering transfer student, Matoi Ryuuko, who’s seeking the … Continue reading

Take a look back at Street Fighter’s 25 years in this documentary


Capcom just released an documentary commemorating Street Fighter’s 25th Anniversary on YouTube. It chronicles Street Fighter from its original roots as a beat em up game into the now cultural phenomenon that influenced a huge part of the gamer generation today. Its success and concept that spawned an new genre … Continue reading

Watch Tigrex meet its match in Monster Hunter 4′s new opening cinematic


Capcom’s upcoming wyvern slaying phenomenon, Monster Hunter 4, for the Nintendo 3DS recently released its opening cinematic. It features the ferocious Tigerx battling against a duo party of hunters (one wielding the new Insect Staff while the older veteran hunter sports a heavy bowgun.) It features a small surprise at the … Continue reading

ATLUS picks up 2D Fighting Game Aquapazza for the West

There are an abundance of fighting games set to release in the upcoming months: Killer Instinct, BlazBlue: ChronoPhantasm, Ultra Street Fighter IV to name a few. ATLUS, publishers of many niche Japanese games, have added Aquapazza: AquaPlus Dream Match to its Holiday releases. AquaPazza features a plethora of characters from popular visual … Continue reading

Anime Expo 2013: Noizi Ito Interview

Nerd Reactor had an opportunity to sit down with Noizi Ito (いとうのいぢ) at Anime Expo 2013 and talk about her work and influences. A popular illustrator and character designer whose works include Shakugan no Shana and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Ito-san has also worked on games, including the new title in the … Continue reading