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Ryan Southard is a video game enthusiast, dissecting games down to their tiniest details. Whether it's new or it's old, as long as it's awesome, he'll play it. Follow him on Twitter at @Ryan_Southard <a href="http://nerdreactor.com/about/">Meet the Nerd Reactor Team</a>

Toon Link joins the Super Smash Bros. Wii U, 3DS roster

Here comes a new challenger! Considering the launch date of Super Smash Bros., we could be saying that for a long while now. Today, as you can see by the

Scan of GTA 5’s map leaked, it’s massive

The enormous (multi) game that is Grand Theft Auto 5 is almost upon us. September 17th looms around the corner, and more and more details are becoming known as fans

Capcom’s answer to financial uncertainty: add more DLC

Gamers have been complaining about Capcom, on-disc dlc, day-one dlc, and your general unnecessary dlc for years now. It’s probably because these gamers came from a time when games were

Video Games Live Kickstarter needs a boost, 3 days left

Having been to a Video Games Live concert, I can tell you first hand that they put on a good show. If you’re at all interested in hearing some of

Kojima Productions Los Angeles studio opens with a sake smash

As previously mentioned in our Metal Gear Solid 5 preview, September 5th was a historic day for gaming. It marks the opening of a new studio under Konami’s Kojima Productions

Metal Gear Solid 5 sneak preview at Kojima Productions LA grand opening

It would settle in later during my trip to Kojima Productions brand new Los Angeles studio that today was a historic day. A day that, while it may have been

Killer Is Dead Review: No more comedy

No More Heroes, thanks to its quirky characters and situations, garnered a cult following that surely pays heed to every game that Grasshopper Manufacture produces. Silly things like lawn-mowing side

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds has online functionality

Nintendo released the box art for Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and whether or not they intended to, they’ve revved up the speculation machine. Why? Well, if you look at

Dark Souls 2 beta, only destroying the souls of PS3 owners

It was only two years ago when the world last received its optional, masochistic, virtual, dungeon crawling beat-down. Have you played enough Dark Souls that you’ve come to feel triumphant?

Review: Minx M5 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System

Cambridge Audio sent us a new set of speakers dubbed Minx M5. They’re a 2.1 speaker setup that connect to your PC (or Mac) via USB, the subwoofer powered with

Rifftrax Live: Starship Troopers, a little too spaced out

Two decorated officers of Nerd Reactor squad suited up for a night of Rifftracking comedy via the 1997 masterpiece, Starship Troopers. The only question in our minds before shipping out

Review: Logitech G230 stereo gaming headset

The Logitech G230 PC gaming headset is somewhere in the low to mid-range of its product niche, online gaming. With a noise-cancelling microphone, extra thick bass, and a sleek, modern

Disney’s Planes review – Shifting to autopilot

With some of the best animated films ever to grace the silver screen, Disney is a name that most of Earth’s populace knows very well. The Lion King brought us

NARR8, the interactive kick that books need?

Even here in the nerd world, it is rare for the written word to cause a commotion. How many times in your life have you heard of people lining up

The Retron 5, an emulation dream machine?

While the annual trek to the video gaming mecca known as E3 is usually associated with new games, there are instances in which old games make an appearance. Having four

Nyko readies for two-screen gaming with the Smart Clip

While the portable 3DS and DS revitalized the twin-screen scene, publishers and hardware manufacturers seem to be more than happy to take advantage of that option for home consoles. The

Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn phase 3 beta impressions, level 9, PS3 version

Final Fantasy 14 is a game that launched in 2010, yet here we are, about to see it launch again. Being an MMO from Square-Enix, and more importantly that it

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, taking the series to new comedic places

Looking back at Ninja Gaiden on the NES, it’s amazing how much they got away with. The cutscenes are quite serious and dire, including talk of sacrifice, and having characters

Review – Ear Force PX22 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset by Turtle Beach

With an “MLG” logo on the side, it’s readily apparent that Turtle Beach wants to be known as the premier headset for online gaming. We received a set of their

Will Atlus be up for sale? Parent company Index Corp in dire straits

The business of video games has been booming in recent years. However, with increasing costs of development and more competition than can be sustained, more than a few studios have