About Ryan Southard

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 Meet the Nerd Reactor Team

Killzone 3’s Steel Rain Map Pack Tomorrow. Free For PS Plus

Sony is releasing the “Steel Rain” map pack tomorrow, April 6th, for Killzone 3 worldwide. There are two maps included. The first one is “Junkyard”, which features jetpacks and exoskeletons. In the video you can see that there are plenty of places to take advantage of flight, with players hopping … Continue reading

Resident Evil The Mercenaries for 3DS Teased as Summer Release

There are a decent amount of 3DS games to play, but Resident Evil Mercenaries certainly stands out in the crowd. With a 2-player mode that challenges gamers to go for the highest score possible, and several characters to play as including Chris Redfield, Albert Wesker, Hunk, Claire Redfield, Jack Krauser, … Continue reading

Talented Indie Developer, Konjak, Needs Your Help – Play His New Game, ‘Iconoclasts’

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An indie game developer out there named Joakim Sandberg (aka Konjak) needs our help! Yes, he’s apparently in a not-so-great financial situation. He has several short finished games that he allows people to download for free, and one full-length game that he’s charging $10 for called Noitu Love 2. My … Continue reading

Team Fortress 2’s Charity Hats Bring in $300,000 For Japan

Just one week ago developer Valve offered up three different virtual hats for Team Fortress 2 with every bit of money going to aid Japan. The three hats were the: “Humanitarian’s Hachimaki” ($7.99), “Benefactor’s Kanmuri” ($19.99), and the “Magnanimous Monarch” ($99.99). All I have to say is that this is … Continue reading

Battlefield 3 – Bomb Defusing, and Melee Combat? Fault Line Episode 3 Trailer

This new Battlefield 3 trailer, “Fault Line: Episode 3″, finds our protagonist tasked with defusing a bomb. Just a little later in the video, there’s a melee combat sequence that looks like something you’d see in Uncharted 2. Although I’m very doubtful that this part is played, it would be … Continue reading

Preordering Red Faction: Armageddon Nets You ‘Battlegrounds’, a Twisted Metal-Like Game

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THQ sure seems like the giving type. They’ve been giving away some of their older games with the purchase of new ones, and now they’re even giving away a brand new down-loadable game called “Red Faction: Battlegrounds” when you pre-order Red Faction: Armageddon at either Gamestop or Amazon. Red Faction: … Continue reading

Moon Diver Brings Strider-Like 2D Action to PSN March 29th, Xbox Live in April – UPDATE

Great graphics, a double jump, air dash, giant bosses, and 4-player co-op? What more could you ask for?

I think the time is right for some Moon Diver ninjas to invade PSN and Xbox 360. Once you check out the trailer, I’m sure you’ll concur. The reason this game is Strider-like is because the creator of Strider, Kouichi Yotsui, has been working with developer FeelPlus and Square-Enix on … Continue reading