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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. Meet the Nerd Reactor Team

First look at Peggy Carter and the Howling Commandos in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes place during the present time, but in season 2, we’ll get to see flashbacks featuring Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter. If you were a fan of the Howling Commandos in Captain America: The First Avenger, then you should be happy to know that Jim … Continue reading

Destiny sales over $500 million on launch day

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Activision and Bungie are probably popping champagne bottles right now, but they shouldn’t, since they should be focusing on maintaining a smooth online experience. Activision has just announced that Destiny has over $500 million in sales through retailers and first party platforms worldwide on day one. This makes it the most … Continue reading

Game Music Connect conference heads to London on September 24th

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Video game music appreciation is on the rise. We have the GameSoundCon coming up in early October in Los Angeles. As for you international readers out there, there’s the Game Music Connect conference in London at the The Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, on September 24th. Whether you’re a fan of video game music or an … Continue reading

Bautista in Avengers 3 confirms Thanos being the main villain?

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Marvel teased Thanos at the end of The Avengers, with fans speculating that the Mad Titan would be the main villain for the second Avengers movie. That turned out to be false once Marvel revealed Ultron as the main villain during last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. This resulted in fans believing that Thanos … Continue reading

Batmobile sighted on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set

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We’ve gotten a glimpse of the Batmobile when Zack Snyder first released the black and white photo of Batman for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Now thanks to an Instagram user who was near the Detroid set, we get another good look at Batman’s ride. It’s like a mixture of … Continue reading

Is Supergirl going to be in the Arrow and Flash TV universe?

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Photo manip by Jeff Chapman There was a rumor going around that producer Michael Green (Gotham, Smallville, Heroes) was working on the Supergirl series for DC Entertainment last week. We have some updated news on this, and it looks like DC is indeed working on it, but it’s not with Green. Greg Berlanti, who’s the writer and … Continue reading

PS4 sells 1 million in the UK, becomes fastest-selling core gaming console

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Sony should be celebrating very soon, since the PlayStation 4 has sold 1 million consoles in the UK. The numbers were revealed to Eurogamer by Fergal Gara, Sony’s UK boss via the Chart-Track data. This means that the PS4 is the second fastest-selling console in the country, behind the Nintendo Wii, however, … Continue reading

Karl Urban says Dredd 2 will be an origin story

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I thought Dredd was a very solid movie with great action scenes and gruesome violence. I’m glad to see Karl Urban excited to make the Dredd sequel happen, since there were talks of him, screenwriter Alex Garland and Lionsgate being involved. During Chicago Comic-Con, Urban reveals that if Dredd 2 does happen, it … Continue reading

Keanu Reeves and Roland Emmerich team up for ‘New Angeles’ TV series

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Slingshot Global Media announced today that Keanu Reeves, known for playing Neo in The Matrix Trilogy, and Roland Emmerich, known as the original Michael Bay with Independence Day, have teamed up to work on a new TV series called New Angeles. Emmerich will be directing the pilot that’s set in … Continue reading

Seth Rogen updates on AMC’s Preacher script

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Preacher is a very dark and twisted comic book from writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon under DC’s Vertigo, and now it’s being turned into a live-action TV series on AMC. The show will be written and executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and Rogen has tweeted the update … Continue reading

Yes, this cosplay music video is set on an aircraft carrier

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The Beat Down Boogie team has done it again with capturing cosplay in unique and beautiful locations. KantaiCon 2014 was held on the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier located at Patriot’s Point in South Carolina. This would be a perfect place for a Robotech and Macross cosplayer. Sometimes living in the … Continue reading

Russo Bros. say Captain America 3 will also be a game changer

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a big game changer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The SHIELD we know was compromised and resulted in the organization’s downfall, with Nick Fury going out in hiding. Now co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo are saying that the next Captain America movie will once again deliver … Continue reading

Warner Bros wants to do a Legion of Super-Heroes movie

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Marvel is pioneering the way we experience comic book movies. The studio has connected each of its movies into one big universe, and it has also done wonders with turning an obscure property into a blockbuster hit (see Guardians of the Galaxy). Ever since the Avengers came out, other companies are following suit, with … Continue reading

Surgeon Simulator Anniversary Edition (PS4 review)

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Surgeon Simulator is now available for the PlayStation 4 as Surgeon Simulator Anniversary Edition. Instead of the keyboard and mouse on the PC, you’ll now able to use the DualShock 4 to operate on the poor sap…I mean patient. You’ll be doing all kinds of operations like heart and kidney transplants. The … Continue reading

The second draft of the Star Wars: Episode VII script reveals…

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Warning: Potential Spoilers Ahead There’s already a rumor going around about the plot for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. Fans who are following up on it have shown concern, since their idea of Luke Skywalker not doing much between Episode VI and VII rubs them the wrong way. Now there’s another … Continue reading

GameSoundCon, the conference for video game music enthusiasts

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GameSoundCon 2014 is the conference to attend if you’re looking to become a video game composer or sound designer. They have teamed up with EASTWEST, the maker of virtual instruments for music, TV, Film and video game scoring, to give attendees a chance to receive $100 off admission and be entered … Continue reading

Batgirl Rises fan film gets an international trailer

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Here’s something you don’t see everyday, a fan film getting an international trailer. The team that brought us Girl of Steel is now working on a tribute to Batgirl. Batgirl Rises will be coming out in November, but here’s the trailer to hold you over. The fan film stars Lindsay Heath and Constance … Continue reading

To Be Takei heads to DVD on October 7th

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To Be Takei, the documentary about George Takei (Star Trek), will be coming to DVD exclusively on Amazon. Anchor Bay Entertainment has announced that it will be available on October 7, 2014. Special features will include behind-the-scenes and bonus footage. In the documentary, we get an entertaining look at the … Continue reading

Liam Neeson wants to play Qui-Gon Jinn again in Star Wars: Episode VII

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Nobody is really expecting to see Liam Neeson return to play a dead Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: Episode VII, but that didn’t stop HeyUGuys from asking the actor whether he would like to return as the jedi in the upcoming film. Of course Neeson says that he’d be down, … Continue reading