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

VOX artbook by Matteo De Longis features rock and roll and alluring females

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It was announced during San Diego Comic-Con that Magnetic Press will be publishing VOX, an artbook by illustrator Matteo De Longis featuring rock and roll, electric colors and alluring females. It will be released in November 2014. Check out his art style below (some are NSFW). Matteo De Longis is inspired … Continue reading

Assassin’s Creed Unity gets an 11-minute gameplay video

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Ubisoft has released an 11-minute gameplay video for Assassin’s Creed Unity, the upcoming game that takes place during the 1789 French Revolution. Creative Director Alex Amancio narrates as our main character, Arno, is tasked with assassinating a Templar thug with strong economic connections. I’m in the minority here, but I … Continue reading

List of features for Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 Edition

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Disney Interactive has released a list of features for Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 Edition in preparation for the Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit at Avalanche Software in Salt Lake City, UT, from August 15-17. These include the ability to build interiors and mini-Toy Box Games while also making them easier … Continue reading

James Gunn says J’son of Spartax won’t be Star-Lord’s dad in Guardians of the Galaxy 2


In the comics Peter Quill’s father is J’son of Spartax, Emperor of the Spartoi Empire. It’s the reason why Peter’s middle name is Jason. When watching the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, it is revealed by Yondu (Michael Rooker) in the end that Quill’s father sent him and his Ravagers … Continue reading

Krang and Dimension X to be in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel?


Fan art by vshen Paramount has announced that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is getting a sequel, thanks to its successful box office opening. It already has a set release date of June 3, 2016. Now that the story of the Shredder has been told (although briefly), what can we … Continue reading

Disney’s Frozen gets an hour making-of special on ABC, with Big Hero 6 sneak peek

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Frozen is so popular that Disney has decided to give it a one-hour special on ABC. The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic will premiere Tuesday, September 2 from 8pm to 9pm ET. It will include what fans can expect from the next adventure from Anna, Elsa and … Continue reading

Infernal Affairs director’s new movie, Revenge of the Green Dragons, gets a trailer

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Andrew Lau is the director of the Infernal Affairs trilogy that inspired the remake The Departed by Martin Scorsese. Now Lau has teamed up with Andrew Loo to co-direct Revenge of the Green Dragons with Martin Scorsese as the executive producer. YouTube star Kevin Wu, aka Kevjumba, is attached to star in … Continue reading

What to expect from Knott’s Scary Farm 2014

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It’s almost that time again when Knott’s Scary Farm haunts the Orange County amusement park. The biggest announcements is Special Ops: Infected, where guests will be able to shoot zombies in an interactive six acre war. Elvira - Mistress of the Dark will also be returning for her all-new stage show. Special … Continue reading

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be a timed exclusive says Microsoft


When it was revealed that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be an Xbox exclusive, many PlayStation gamers raged. Their reasoning was because the first game, Tomb Raider, was on many platforms, it wasn’t fair that people who don’t have the Xbox should have to suffer. We recently talked about … Continue reading

Our experience with the Silent Hills P.T. Interactive Teaser from Hideo Kojima

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Okay, so if you missed it yesterday, Silent Hills was announced in the P.T. Interactive Teaser. Once beaten, it reveals that Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid series) and Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) are involved in the making of the game. Starring in the game will be actor Norman Reedus … Continue reading

Batman: Assault on Arkham (Blu-ray review)

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Batman: Assault on Arkham is the latest DC Universe animated film that takes place in the Batman Arkham video game universe. If you aren’t caught up with the DC animated films, the quality of these films are pretty good for direct-to-video, and the target audience is mainly the older DC fanboy type. … Continue reading

The new and improved Kano gets a Mortal Kombat X gameplay trailer

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Kano is back, and this time he’s got some more cybernetic enhancements. Known for his glowing red cybernetic eyes, this time he’ll be able to change his eye and heart color. Each color represents a different fighting style, and he’ll have three different modes: Cutthroat Mode (Green) – Enhances knife-fighting … Continue reading

Daisy Ridley confirmed for Star Wars Episode VII, VIII and IX


Daisy Ridley was one of the first announced actors for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII film. What wasn’t known was whether these actors were going to appear in the sequels, which are going to be directed by Looper‘s Rian Johnson. According to Deadline, Ridley, a 21-year-old British actress and … Continue reading

Exclusive: Images from ‘Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is back in a big way this year with the recently released movie of the same name. Now fans can also look forward to more Turtles with Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a documentary coming to DVD and Digital HD tomorrow … Continue reading

Michael Fassbender’s present and past characters revealed for Assassin’s Creed movie?


We know that actor Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) will star in the upcoming live-action Assassin’s Creed movie by Ubisoft Motion Pictures. The movie will be based on the Ubisoft franchise, but will have an original story. According to Patrick Dane of Film Divider, we learn that Michael … Continue reading

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice producer knows Batman’s age in the movie

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It was revealed that Batman will be “tired, weary & seasoned” for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film. Some reports have been speculating that Bruce Wayne would be in his 50s. According to Michael Uslan, the executive producer of Tim Burton’s Batman films all the way to Christopher Nolan’s … Continue reading