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Jess is gamer, cosplayer, convention-lover, and all-round nerd. Her numerous interests include Star Wars (don't mess with the Fett), sci-fi/action-adventure/survival-horror games, and writing. Her console of choice is the PS3.
Posts by Jess Tompkins
HBO has posted the first teaser trailer for the second season of the critically acclaimed TV series Game of Thrones. This one-minute-and-seven-second long taste provides a sample of several tense scenes (and a fair few that can be missed if you so much as blink!) along with a mouthful of dialogue More >
A new research study presented at the annual Radiological Society of North America meeting recently revealed findings which indicate a correlation between playing violent video games and changes in areas of the brain related to cognitive and emotional functions.
The study used fMRI scans More >
jerks jocks of the world haven’t changed much. Apparently, they haven’t grown much in the ways of maturation since the days of dishing out wedgies and swirlies in the high school gym locker room. So maybe the basketball court or the football field wasn’t the nerd’s prime place to shine. But to More >
Thought you had seen enough Dragon*Con 2011 footage? Well, think again. Those crazy guys from beatdownboogie, the masterminds behind a little viral series you may have heard of, are up to the same old antics again, providing yet another hilarious and enjoyable video showcasing the costumes and More >
Reported a mere five days ago by Nerd Reactor’s own John Spartan, CNN’s article penned by William J. Bennett, “Why men are in trouble,” heavily cites video games as a primary factor for the decline in social status, family involvement, and college degrees attained by US Men since the 1950′s.
If More >
Less than a year after the January 25th release of Dead Space 2 and rumors have already been circulating on the web about the apparent sequel. As eager as I am to slice my plasma cutter once more through the appendages of necrotic alien flesh, I am poised to ask: is less then a year too soon to More >
Another day, another “credible news source” publishing a story on how video games will eventually lead to the downfall of humanity.
As a gamer, I personally take offense to such stories that claim anyone who is an avid participant of the hobby, will suffer from negative consequences, and I know I More >
[Author's Note: Forgive me if you feel that my focus is biased towards Star Wars organizations. I did not intend to overlook or ignore non-Star Wars costume clubs, they just so happen to be the ones I am most familiar with. As an official member of the Mandalorian Mercs costume club, I've More >
Earlier last month, Pottermore launched the “Find the Magical Quill” challenge, offering Potter fans a chance to take part in the beta testing of the latest Harry Potter project undertaken by author J.K. Rowling. It just so happens that I was one of the lucky few to receive the Pottermore beta More >
Earlier today during the Sony Press Conference at the Tokyo Game Show, the latest portable baby in the PlayStation family took the center stage. New features were boasted and the impressive line up of launch titles and games currently under-development for the PlayStation Vita were More >