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

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

NR Podcast #44: TMNT Fu Manchu, Agents of Nothing, Purple Wedding


Download | Itunes | Subscribe to RSS | Previous Episodes l Twitter Check out the latest episode of the Nerd Reactor Podcast as we rant and rage as well as admire. Hosting the episode is Mike Villarreal, and joining him are Mark Pacis, Jose Gutierrez, Alger Alama, and John “Spartan” Nguyen. So what are we raging about? How … Continue reading

Killer Instinct fan film has Jago going up against Sabrewulf

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We don’t get too many fan films for the fighting game Killer Instinct. On second thought, I don’t think we have any at all, and that’s a shame. Well, our very own, David “Hoangster” Hoang (under the Really Clever Androids banner), has directed one featuring Jago vs. Sabrewulf. Will the monk … Continue reading

Mickey Mouse’s Castle of Illusion is free for PS Plus members starting today


Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse was a Sega Genesis classic title back in the ’90s. Today PlayStation Plus members will have a chance to play the remastered game for free. The remastered game features upgraded graphics and transforms the original 2D game into a 3D space. Also, the Castle of … Continue reading

Drinking with DC Douglas: DC on Apocalypse Kiss & Resident Evil

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Welcome to a very special edition of Nerd Reactor’s Drinking with DC Douglas. John “Spartan” Nguyen chats with Douglas, who stars in the live-action film, Apocalypse Kiss, and voices Wesker from the Resident Evil series. Apocalypse Kiss is now available on DVD and Digital Download.

Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist gets a Ryu teaser trailer

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This Street Fighter web series may be the closest thing to a really good Street Fighter live-action adaptation. As much as I enjoyed Street Fighter with Jean-Claude Van Damme, it’s by no means a “good” movie. And let’s not even talk about the Legend of Chun Li movie with Kristen … Continue reading

J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek is getting a live concert this May and July


Fans of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek and Michael Giacchino’s music should definitely put this on their radar. CBS Consumer Products, Paramount Pictures, 21st Century Symphony Orchestra, IMG Artists and the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency will be collaborating to give us the Star Trek: Live in Concert. It will feature a live orchestra … Continue reading