About John 'Spartan' Nguyen

John "Spartan" Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator. Meet the Nerd Reactor Team

Escape Room LA: The Detective – A real-life escape room review

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Escape rooms are popular among those looking for a real-life puzzle-solving game. I have been to plenty of these escape room games. Some of them are great, and some of them are very mediocre. My two favorites that I have tried so far are The Purge: Breakout and The Basement LA. … Continue reading

Checking out the Resident Evil: Revelations 2 demo

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On January 15th, I attended the Resident Evil “Fright Club” event at the Dirty Laundry in Hollywood. I was able to preview the demo for Resident Evil: Revelations 2. The first game was made for the Nintendo 3DS, but with the sequel, Capcom decided to make it available on the … Continue reading

Nerds of the Round Table #1: The Nerds Are Back In Town!

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The Nerd Reactor podcast has been on hiatus since June of last year, but we’re back, and this time we have a new podcast name. I would like to present to you, The Nerds of the Round Table. This week’s podcast includes yours truly, John “Spartan” Nguyen, Mike Villarreal, Alger Alama … Continue reading

Margot Robbie’s thoughts on Harley Quinn’s accent in Suicide Squad

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Harley Quinn has a memorable accent in Batman: The Animated Series, thanks to voice actress Arleen Sorkin. Margot Robbie, who will be playing the crazy villain in the upcoming Suicide Squad film, has a lot to live up to in terms of capturing the essence of the character. Now she has given … Continue reading

The Fantastic Four reboot finally gets a teaser trailer

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The moment you all have been waiting for…well, some of you. The Fantastic Four reboot by director Josh Trank finally has a teaser trailer, along with the poster featuring the new logo. FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who … Continue reading

The Last of Us movie will have ‘big changes’ compared to the game

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The Last of Us, the post-apocalyptic survival horror game by Naughty Dog, is being turned into a live-action film. Since it is a movie inspired by the video game, we should always be cautious. However, there is hope for the film, since it’s being written by Neil Druckmann, the creative … Continue reading

Dragon Age Inquisition’s tavern songs are now free for a limited time

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Isn’t BioWare nice? Okay, so they screwed many fans over with the Mass Effect 3 ending, but for fans of Dragon Age Inquisition, they’ll be able to download and listen to the tavern songs for free. If that’s not enough, the sheet music will also be attached. The game has … Continue reading

Josh Trank on why we haven’t heard much from the Fantastic Four reboot

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We saw some concept designs for the Fantastic Four reboot suits including one for Michael B Jordan’s Johnny Storm and Miles Teller’s Reed Richard. These may or may not be the final versions, but they are interesting to look at, since we haven’t been able to see any official stills … Continue reading

Margot Robbie says playing Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn will be ‘intimidating’

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Harley Quinn is one of the most popular villains in the DC Universe. That’s definitely going to bring in some pressure for Margot Robbie, who’s going to portray the character in the upcoming Suicide Squad film by director David Ayer. It’s a star-studded cast including Will Smith as Deadshot and … Continue reading

Guardians of the Galaxy crew thought the ‘Jackson Pollock’ line was going to get cut

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James Gunn did a Q&A session on Facebook where fans had the opportunity to ask him questions about Guardians of the Galaxy. One of the questions involved a naughty line about a certain something looking like a “Jackson Pollock” painting. (His paintings were abstract and messy back in the ’40s … Continue reading

Andy Serkis confirms he’s Ulysses Klaw in Avengers: Age of Ultron

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When the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer came out, fans were wondering who Andy Serkis was playing in the movie. Some hints clued fans in that he was to play Black Panther’s archenemy, Ulysses Klaw. Now thanks to Schmoes Know, we have word that Serkis confirmed he’s Klaw. Schmoes’ sources say … Continue reading

Telltale’s Game of Thrones episode 2 trailer and release date announced

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Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series is based on the HBO series and contains six episodes. Now we have news of the release date for the second episode, along with the debut of the trailer. House Forrester is the family you’ll be controlling, and you’ll have to navigate the … Continue reading

Glee’s Melissa Benoist to star as CBS’ Supergirl

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CBS has found its Supergirl! Melissa Benoist, who can be seen in Glee, will star in the series following the adventures of Kara Zor-El. Greg Berlanti is working on the series, who is also the executive producer for both The CW’s Arrow and The Flash. He will share responsibilities with Ali Adler. This news … Continue reading

Jake Gyllenhaal says no to Suicide Squad

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Tom Hardy dropped out of playing Rick Flag in the upcoming Suicide Squad film from director David Ayer (Fury). Now Warner Bros. is searching for a replacement, and it seems like it is searching for another high-profile actor. According to Variety‘s sources, Jake Gyllenhaal was offered to be in the film, … Continue reading

Anthony Mackie wants to be in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Thor 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy 2

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Out of all the actors in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, Anthony Mackie has been the most vocal and excited. He has talked about how Civil War is going to be like Avengers 3.8 and his expectations on a new suit for Falcon. Now we get another lengthy interview with iamROGUE. … Continue reading

The final Resident Evil movie begins filming this August

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Who’s ready for another Resident Evil movie starring a character who was never in the game it’s based on? (That is unless we see her in Resident Evil 7.) Well, Milla Jovovich, who stars as superhuman Alice, has revealed on her Facebook page that filming for Resident Evil: The Final … Continue reading

What Stan Lee thinks about the end of the Marvel Universe

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Marvel has made a big announcement today about the Marvel Universe by teasing that it will end. With everything “ending” and the Marvel and Ultimate Universe colliding, what does the godfather of Marvel think about a possible new beginning? Stan Lee, the man who co-created the X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk, Fantastic … Continue reading

Parody pokes fun of Star Wars: The Force Awakens lightsaber

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Check out this new video from Mr.TVCow that parodies the lightsaber seen in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer. Many fans have been vocal about how ridiculous the “crossguard” lightsaber is, and now this video shows you that it can get even sillier. Some examples include the axe … Continue reading

We can expect Apocalypse to have this power in X-Men: Apocalypse

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Apocalypse, aka En Sabah Nur, is one of the first and also one of the most dangerous mutants in the X-Men universe. He has many powers including altering his form, regenerative powers, immunity to disease, telekinesis, telepathy, and more. So what powers will he have in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse … Continue reading

Power Rangers reboot to begin filming this year

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It’s been over a decade since we’ve seen a Power Rangers movie in theaters, and now we’re going to be getting one next year. The movie is looking hopeful, since the script is being done by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (both worked on X-Men: First Class and Fringe). Now we have … Continue reading