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

Cosplay Boom web series digs deeper into the world of cosplay

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Cosplay Boom is a Kickstarter-funded cosplay series that follows the culture of cosplay. Todd Kenreck, the man behind the project who has worked as a reporter on NBC, has released premiered the cosplay web series. This series features many cosplayers as they talk about their history, why they cosplay, and the cosplay … Continue reading

Leprechaun: Origins director to helm Dead Rising movie


Dead Rising, the Capcom survival zombie game, is getting turned into a digital feature film, and it will be directed by Zach Lipovsky, the man responsible for Leprechaun: Origins. (Is that a good thing?) The director recently revealed details on the film in an interview with /Film. The cast will include Jesse Metcalfe (John … Continue reading

Scarecrow will be the ‘big bad’ in Batman: Arkham Knight


Want to learn more about the story for Batman: Arkham Knight, the third Batman game from Rocksteady Studios? If you haven’t beaten Batman: Arkham City yet and don’t want to be spoiled, look away now. Arkham City went ballsy when they killed off the Joker. Now with the Joker gone, … Continue reading

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis trailer premieres

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Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the follow-up to Justice League: War, now has a trailer debut courtesy of Newsarama. In Justice League: War, we were shown how the Justice League was formed. Shazam was one of the founders there, but what about Aquaman? Don’t worry, he’ll be getting his own movie. In Justice … Continue reading

Ben Affleck reveals origin of Star Wars and Batman v Superman rivalry


J.J. Abrams is currently working on Star Wars: Episode VII and Zack Snyder is currently working on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. What turned into a small teasing of the different films became a social media event. We saw a Batmobile on the Millennium Falcon and a stormtrooper in … Continue reading

New Interstellar trailer spotted on interactive site


A new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is now online. It was released by Paramount Pictures and was located at the Earth’s International Space Station in the Space Hunt site. In addition to the new trailer, there’s also a new featurette featuring Kip Thorne, the scientific adviser and theoretical physicist for the … Continue reading

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Blu-ray and DVD coming December 16th

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Paramount Home Media Distribution has announced that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be heading to home video on December 16th. It will be available via the Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD and VOD. If you want it 3 weeks earlier, you can get it on Digital HD November 25. Synopsis: … Continue reading

Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu-ray review

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Transformers: Age of Extinction…if you’ve been following the series so far, then you probably know that you should be shutting your brain and enjoying giant robots fighting each other. Critics have panned the film, but that didn’t stop the movie from becoming the #1 movie in 2014 worldwide. That means millions … Continue reading

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes heads to Blu-ray and DVD December 2nd

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was a sequel that performed better than its predecessor in every way, whether it was at the box office or with receiving positive reviews (Rise of the Planet of the Apes was still a critically acclaimed film). Now Caesar will be striking into your home … Continue reading

Guardians of the Galaxy steelbook emulates Walkman

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Check out the cool packaging for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray and DVD releases. The Marvel UK Twitter posted the photos of the many Blu-ray and DVD packaging, with the limited edition Steelbook 3D/2D  Blu-ray release standing out from the pack. The regular editions have standard covers taken from the … Continue reading

Dreamfall Chapters adventure game gets a release date

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If you’re a fan of adventure games, then the Kickstarter-funded Dreamfall Chapters game should definitely be on your radar. Developer Red Thread Games has announced that Dreamfall Chapters’ Book One: Reborn will be available PC, Mac, and Linux on Tuesday, October 21. Also, check out the developer diary video with the Red … Continue reading

It’s official! We’re getting an ‘epic sci-fi’ Tetris movie


Here is a game that doesn’t need an introduction. Tetris, a very classic video game, is finally getting turned into a movie. Larry Kasanoff, who produced the Mortal Kombat films, is spearheading the film project with the Tetris Company. You’re probably thinking, how can they turn a game about blocks trying … Continue reading

Snow White vs. Elsa princess rap battle

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Frozen is one of the most parodied and imitated on the Internet, and now we finally get a rap battle featuring Frozen’s Elsa that’s inspired from Epic Rap Battles of History. Elsa will be going up against Snow White, and in this version, one will lose. These aren’t your Disney-friendly … Continue reading

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice addresses Superman’s destruction in Man of Steel


Many who have watched Man of Steel complained about Superman’s reckless behavior when trying to save the world. When fighting against Zod and his gang, Superman would grab, throw, punch them towards buildings. (To be fair, most of the destruction came from Zod and his crew.) Now it looks like the upcoming … Continue reading

Elsa cosplayer transforms to Snow Queen in epic Frozen skit

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Anime Expo is the biggest anime convention in the nation that takes place during Fourth of July weekend. However, Europeans also have their own big anime convention during Fourth of July weekend with Japan Expo in France. One of the events held there in 2014 was the ECG Season 4 … Continue reading

Ben Affleck talks a bit more about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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We’ve seen many images coming from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set showing off the Batmobile. We’ve also heard what Ben Affleck had to say about playing the role of Batman. The actor has recently spoken to Boston Globe and reveals more about how the film is going. … Continue reading