John 'Spartan' Nguyen
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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.
Posts by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
Here’s a glimpse of the in-game footage for the Dead Island teaser, “Tragedy Hits Paradise”. Zombie babes in bikini run rampant in the island of Banoi. It’s a neat teaser that shows what life was before and after the zombie outbreak, as you can see with the kodak moment shots of the different More >
Here’s the trailer debut for Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. You can say he’s kind of following in Robert Zemeckis’ footstep, going from live-action to CG animation. Will this movie wash that bad taste out of our mouths from Spielberg’s previous movie, Indiana More >
Here’s episode 6 for Mortal Kombat: Legacy featuring Raiden, the god of thunder. This is a different take on our lightning god as he is mysteriously zapped inside a mental institution. Raiden tells the doctor that Earth is going to be taken over by Shao Kahn if he isn’t released, and of course More >
Kotobukiya will be releasing a new bishoujo statue featuring Binary, a more powerful version of Ms. Marvel, in all her orange-skin glory. She is designed by Shunya Yamashita, a great artist putting his own Japanese influence on our favorite Marvel/DC babes, with sculpting by Kouei Matsumoto. She’s More >
Gotta love video games. It’s the only medium that can offer cool collectibles via a collector’s edition. With Gears of War 3, we’ll be getting two different editions, the Limited Edition and the Epic Edition. The U.S. price tag is $79.99 and $149.99 respectively.
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Here’s the first Super 8 clip featuring the kids making their own movie next to a train track that happens to be the location of the crash site.
Super 8 crashes into theaters on June 10, 2011 with J.J. Abrams directing and starring Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Kyle Chandler, Noah Emmerich, Ryan More >
Here’s a trailer for the upcoming vampire movie, Fright Night, starring Colin Farrell as Jerry the vampire and Anton Yelchin as Charlie, who takes it upon himself to save his neighborhood and his girlfriend. The movie is a remake of the 1985 movie of the same name, so if you’re in the market, you More >
Ok, Sony is trying their best to please the existing PSN users that have been waiting for the PSN network to be fully back online. What better way than to give out free PlayStation 3 game downloads? Thanks to its “Welcome Back” appreciation program, we can get 2 free PS3 games from the following More >
NBC has announced a bunch of new shows including shows like Grimm, The Playboy Club, and more. With this news, we have a bunch of new trailers for you to check out.
Grimm Official Synopsis
“Grimm” is a new drama series inspired by the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Remember the fairy tales your More >
It’s going to be a huge weekend for Anime/Jpop culture at the AM2 event during the 4rth of July weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. Like with any big conventions, it’s not complete without concerts, masquerades, and a new category for geek conventions, a fashion show. Looks like the Anime More >
Here’s a trailer for the upcoming Atlus’ Catherine game that questions whether you’d want to be committed to a person forever. The trailer asks fans whether they’d get married, and why. Pretty clever marketing, since our main character, Vincent, is put in a situation where he has to choose between More >
We have some new screenshots for Dead Island, you know, that game with the really sad teaser trailer that was played in reverse. These screenshots are from the recent US press tour, but there will be more Dead Island goodness once E3 2011 comes around. So get ready, as E3 will be transformed into More >
Now this is something we haven’t experienced before, a male Shepard having the ability to love another of the same sex. In Mass Effect 1 and 2, my John Shepard would have a relationship with either a female alien or human, but never with Kaidan Alenko, Garrus Vakarian, Jacob Taylor, or Thane. More >
Yeah, that’s right. The budget for The Dark Knight Rises is a whopping $250 million, according to the LA Times. Batman Begins had a budget of $150 million and The Dark Knight Rises had a budget of $185 million. Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. will likely get a 50/50 partnership like they did More >
Here’s the man that made me fall in love with Batman, well, not in that way. Michael Keaton to me was the best Batman in the line of live-action Batman films (Sorry Bale, but I have no idea what you’re saying). He had that mysterious and calm demeanor about him while still threatening enough to More >
So Wonder Woman never did get a chance to air, while the other shows that did air are going to be cancelled. Chuck is being renewed for just one more season (Season 5) and after that, goodbye Nerd Herd. NBC’s The Event will never get to see Season 2 and Fox’s Human Target gets cancelled. Do you More >
How many times do we have to see Uncle Ben die? It’s still too soon. Looks like The Amazing Spider-Man will focus on the origin story, like the first Spider-Man with Tobey Maguire. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a comic book character with parents dying more than once. Tim Burton’s Batman, More >
On Stan Lee’s twitter, he was speaking in ye olden English. If you can translate it, it means that we won’t be seeing a Stan Lee cameo in X-Men: First Class. I love Stan “The Man” Lee, so hearing this news does make me sad. I’m sure the movie will be great, but I can never get enough of Stan in my More >
I’ve had a chance to read Tribes: The Dog Years and chat with Michael Geszel during WonderCon 2011 about his recent graphic novel. It’s a post-apocalyptic future where the lifespan of humans is cut short to 21 years, thanks to a virus. Without adults creating law and order, kids are now running More >
Here’s a pic of Ian McKellen as Gandalf complete with 3d glasses on the set of The Hobbit. The photo was taken by Peter Jackson in Wellington.
The Hobbit opens in theaters December 19, 2011 with Peter Jackson as director and starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins.
Source: The Hobbit
Namco announced Soul Calibur V at the “Level Up” press conference in Dubai. The game takes place 17 years after Soul Calibur IV. New character Patroklos, son of Sophitia Alexandra, will be the main hero. The game will have an improved battle system and a bunch of new features. You can check out the More >
Apple has the third trailer in High Definition Quicktime for Pixar’s Cars 2. This trailer shows more of the close friendship between Mater and Lightning McQueen and the story shift from international racing to a tale of espionage.
Star racecar Lightning More >
Here’s the second part to the Kitana and Mileena story for Mortal Kombat: Legacy. In the last episode, we saw Shao Kahn taking over Edenia by force and trying to kill King Jerrod, the ruler of Edenia. He takes Kitana in as an adopted daughter and with the help from Shang Tsung, creates a clone, More >
Here’s a Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides featurette featuring the relationship between Captain Jack Sparrow and Angelica. Angelica is being played be Penelope Cruz and she is considered Jack’s equal in female form. They both have a history together and are presently looking for the More >