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

Queen Mary’s Dark Horbor gets two new mazes and a limited scary experience

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Halloween is about two months away, but many attractions are preparing for the spooky holiday season very early. Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor begins October 2 through November 2, and today it was announced that there will be two new mazes, Soulmate and B340. There is also another special event called Exclusive Encounter, which … Continue reading

Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead Season 2 Finale, ‘No Going Back’, gets a trailer and release date

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The finale for Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead Season 2 is almost upon us. The game asks the important question, “Who will you become?” referring to what kind of person young Clementine will be. Warning, there are spoilers if you haven’t played the previous episodes. Here are the following release dates … Continue reading

Loot Crate’s August Box is here and comes with exclusive Groot Funko Pop Vinyl figure

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Many Loot Crate subscribers have received their geeky mystery box for the month of August already. Yep, the biggest item included this month is the Loot Crate-exclusive Groot Glow in the Dark Funko Pop Vinyl Bobblehead. The Pop Vinyl figures usually retail for $9.99 each, but since the regular Groot … Continue reading

Cool Ultron and Thanos artwork inspired by Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Artist Eddie Holly has created some cool pieces featuring Ultron from the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron film and Thanos, who makes several appearances in the MCU films. Check them out below. In the comics, Ultron was created by Hank Pym, aka Ant-Man. Since he won’t be introduced until after … Continue reading

Chris Pratt dresses up as Star-Lord and visits children hospital


Chris Pratt is a big hit this year. He starred in the big blockbuster film, Guardians of the Galaxy, and he also did an awesome ALS ice bucket challenge. Now we can add another awesome thing on the list, visiting a children’s hospital and giving toys to kids while dressing up as … Continue reading

Jimmy Fallon challenges Pierce Brosnan to a game of N64′s GoldenEye 007

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It’s so cute to see a late night talk show host get giddy, and we can clearly see it here when Jimmy Fallon challenges Pierce Brosnan, who played James Bond in GoldenEye, to a game of GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64. Fallon is a known gamer, who is going up … Continue reading

First clear look at Henry Cavill as Superman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice


Check out the on-set photo of Henry Cavill for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film. In the photo, we get a pretty clear and full look at the updated Superman suit. It’s more vibrant and his muscles are more apparent (even though it kind of looks like … Continue reading

Bungie says former composer would be a ‘bothersome presence at board meetings’


Bungie said that composer Marty O’Donnell would be a “bothersome presence at board meetings and in the company,” regarding how the company has to return the founder’s stock back to the fired employee. Those are some strong words that came after sacking the musician who composed the music for the Halo and Destiny games. … Continue reading

New Gotham trailer is dark and gritty


Gotham is an upcoming series based on the Batman universe…before Bruce Wayne becomes Batman. Although our favorite detective won’t be making an appearance, the show promises the same dark and gritty Gotham. All of your favorite characters will make an appearance including the Edward Nigma, Oswald Cobblepot, Selina Kyle, Detective … Continue reading

Automata, the sci-fi flick starring Antonio Banderas, will have you rooting for the robots

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It seems like every sci-fi movie with robots always feature the machines turning against their masters, like the Terminator and The Matrix series. With the upcoming sci-fi flick, Automata, we’ll get to root for the robots (like how we rooted for the apes in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes). Helmed by Spanish director Gabe Ibañez, the … Continue reading

‘Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late’ 2D fighter heads to the PS3

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Are you hankering for a new 2D fighting game from Arc System Works, the team that worked on the BlazBlue and Guilty Gear series? Publisher Aksys Games has picked up the Japanese arcade fighter, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late, and will be releasing it in the U.S. for the PlayStation 3. The game will come out … Continue reading

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-ray review

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the second film by Director Marc Webb after Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Continuing where the first film left off, we see Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) getting comfortable as Spider-Man as he fights crime while also dealing with his relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). We’re … Continue reading

Anyone can die in ‘Until Dawn’, a PS4-exclusive survival horror

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During Gamescom, Until Dawn premiered with a trailer featuring some impressive visuals and intense scenes. It’s an action survival horror following 8 teenagers spending the night in a log cabin during the anniversary of their dead friend. You will get to control these characters, and the most interesting aspect of … Continue reading

Honest Trailers actually enjoys Captain America: The Winter Soldier


Honest Trailers is known for pointing out flaws in movies in a funny way. Now we finally get to see them embrace a film? For the latest one, they feature Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Most of it is actually the team praising the film, but what’s an Honest Trailers … Continue reading