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

TNT’s The Last Ship extended trailer, plus series to premiere June 22nd


TNT has just released the new extended trailer for The Last Ship, featuring Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck). The action drama will premiere on Sunday, June 22nd at 9pm ET/PT. Co-starring with Adam are Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy) and Rhona Mitra (Strike Back). Yes, I know mentioning Michael Bay will produce moans, … Continue reading

The Hobbit’s third title will be ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’


With the Hobbit films, don’t expect anything to be certain. Guillermo del Toro was suppose to direct. Peter Jackson took over and planned the films to be a 2-part movie (now it’s a trilogy). The third movie was to be named “There and Back Again.” Now on his Facebook page, Jackson … Continue reading

NR Podcast: Arrow Ep 220 ‘Seeing Red’ Recap and Review

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Download | Itunes | Subscribe to RSS | Previous Episodes l Twitter Join Mike and myself as we recap and review the latest Arrow episode, “Seeing Red.” This one has a shocker of an ending, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you will be spoiled. Roy has been injected with the mirakuru. Now it’s up to Arrow … Continue reading

Disney’s short, Feast, to be attached to ‘Big Hero 6′


Pixar has made it a tradition to feature short animated films in front of its movies. Disney has been continuing the tradition with shorts like Paperman and Get a Horse. Now Disney has announced that its upcoming animated film, Big Hero 6, will have the Feast short attached. The short will … Continue reading

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 celebrates Earth Day

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Photo by Nuke the Fridge Yesterday was Earth Day, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 celebrated at the “Be Amazing” event at the Larchmont Charter School in Fairfax. Director Marc Webb made an appearance and the kids at the school were able to enjoy Spider-Man activities including dressing up like Spidey, … Continue reading

Watch_Dogs multiplayer gameplay shows you how to hack players

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Ubisoft has released a 9-minute gameplay trailer complete with commentary showing how multiplayer works in Watch_Dogs. The game will feature 3 different online modes including Online Hacking Contracts, ctOS Mobile Companion App, and Competitive Decryption Combat. In Online Hacking Contracts, your character will look like Aiden, the main protagonist, but … Continue reading

NR Podcast #45: WonderCon, Naughty Dog Trouble, GoT

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Download | Itunes | Subscribe to RSS | Previous Episodes l Twitter It’s time for another episode of the Nerd Reactor Podcast. We just finished up WonderCon in Anaheim, and the NR gang chimes in on their experiences. Hosting the show is Mike Villarreal. I join the podcast along with Mark Pacis and Narvin Seegoolam. We also discuss … Continue reading

Updates on Star Wars Episode VII budget, casting and shooting news


Looking for some new news on Star Wars Episode VII? In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Walt Disney Studios’ Chairman Alan Horn updates us with the current status on the sci-fi fantasy space opera (some may be old news for you). We’ve reported on the casting rumors, but it looks like … Continue reading

Arkham Asylum inspires new Batman animated feature

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For those of you who are fans of the Suicide Squad, this year has been a good year in the realm of TV and movies. The team comprised of Batman’s tough villains was featured in an episode of Arrow, and now they will appear in the upcoming DC animated film, … Continue reading

Honest Game Trailers does Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag

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Honest Game Trailers is back, and this time their next victim is Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. They poke fun of the pronunciation of Ubisoft, why Assassin’s Creed still isn’t taking place in Feudal Japan, and Edward Kenway being an expert Assassin despite his lack of training. Source: Smosh Games

If Sony is out of ideas, then we may see a Spider-Man and Avengers crossover


Fans have been wanting Spider-Man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since it’s been revealed that we were getting an Avengers film. With the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 film reported to have an X-Men: Days of Future Past scene being inserted into the mid-credits, the possibility of movie studios collaborating … Continue reading

Adventure Time: A Totally Math Poster Collection


What time is it? It’s Adventure Time! Abrams and Cartoon Network have released an awesome poster book, Adventure Time: A Totally Math Poster Collection, featuring your favorite characters from the animated series, Adventure Time. The poster book features 20 removable and frameable prints from different, unique artists. The art styles ranges … Continue reading

Interview with Nerdist News’ Jessica Chobot

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Chances are if you’re into video game and nerd culture, you probably have heard of Jessica Chobot. She took the video game community by storm with her PSP-licking viral photo, and soon after, she got a gig hosting at IGN. Now, she’s the host for The Nerdist‘s Nerdist News and … Continue reading