CosCast 29: More Fanime, E3, Wreck-It Ralph, and is Nerd Culture Growing?

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Join us in episode 29 of The CosCast with your hosts, Joey Rassool, Jordan Brown, Matthew Lewis, and Morgan Woods, as they talk about the world of cosplay. Conventions are blurring with E3 and Fanime over, and AM2 and AX are coming up. Topics include Jordan Brown’s experience with Fanime, … Continue reading

E3 2012 Hands-On: Return to ‘Paradise’ in Need for Speed Most Wanted


Back in 2010, EA rebooted one of the most prolific racing franchises the gaming industry had ever seen, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. They even entrusted that franchise to Burnout creator’s Criterion. It was one of the best arcade racing games that I had ever played. I know when Criterion … Continue reading

E3 hands-on preview: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance


Konami’s booth was packed with fans wanting to demo latest titles. The one place that had long line was Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, with the wait being around 3-4 hours. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was a game that was almost scrapped by Konami and Hideo Kojima’s team, until they decided … Continue reading

E3 2012 Hands-On: The Battle Rifle is back in Halo 4 multiplayer

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When Halo 4 was first announced at last year’s E3, fans around the globe rejoiced. Many of the hardcore fans were happy just for the purpose that there would be a new multiplayer to accompany the game. A midst all the cheering, there was still many unanswered questions, with one of … Continue reading

E3 2012: Persona 4 Arena – Welcome to the Velvet Room


During my visit to E3, I spent a very large part of my time playing a game I’ve been really looking forward to. Persona 4 Arena, I’m happy to say, is an absolute blast. It’s a very beautiful, detailed, fun, fast, and fluid fighting game from Arc System Works, makers … Continue reading

E3 2012 Hands-On: Learn the definition of insanity with friends in Far Cry 3′s Co-op

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Ever since the Far Cry series started back in 2004, it has always been lauded for its beautiful visuals, great storylines and awesome gameplay. In Far Cry 3, Ubisoft Montreal seems to keep that standard going and adding to it with new elements. New to Far Cry is the inclusion … Continue reading

E3 2012 Hands-On: Animus hack noobs with Assassin’s Creed III multiplayer

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We all know that fans of the Assassin Creed series have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of ACIII and its singleplayer campaign. Many of those fans, including myself, are anxiously anticipating not only that, but the multiplayer aspect as well. I was lucky enough to get some hands-on time with … Continue reading

E3 2012: Is Sony’s Wonderbook doomed to fail like THQ’s Udraw?


During Sony’s press conference, the developer unveiled a new hardware add-on for the PlayStation 3, the Wonderbook. The Wonderbook uses the PlayStation Eye Camera to create a new way for Harry Potter fans to experience books in augmented reality fashion. Using the Wonderbook, users can interact with the pages in … Continue reading

E3 2012 Day 0: Sony – We came, We ate, and We danced


Day 0 started with our badge pickup and trying to get ino the Sony Press Conference. We didn’t know there were shuttles to the conference located close to the badge pickup, So we walked 2.5 miles and we waited in line to get our tickets in. We were granted our … Continue reading

Anime Expo announces Jessica Nigri, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Ryo Horikawa and Rikiya Koyama as 2012 Guest of Honors

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It’s now less than a month away from Anime Expo and they’ve decided to save their big GoH announcements until today on their AX live show. This obviously has caused their website to currently lag, but in any event, let us take a look at some of the big names … Continue reading

NR Interview: Bleach Voice Actor David Vincent


The Nerd Reactor crew was at Fanime this weekend, and we all had a blast! The cosplay, the venue itself, everything was so impressive. We also managed to get some time with various personalities in the anime industry, who were all great people to work with. I myself was able … Continue reading

San Diego Comic-Con security increases this year

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Are you planning on making counterfeit Comic-Con 2012 badges? Maybe you’re thinking about borrowing your friend’s badge for the day. Or maybe you’re desperate enough to buy a badge on eBay. Well think again buddy, because San Diego Comic-Con is cracking down on illegal badges and reselling. Security check points … Continue reading

Zombie apocalypse during San Diego Comic-Con

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  During San Diego Comic-Con 2012, Petco Park will be turned into a scene straight out ofThe Walking Dead. Petco Park will be turned into an obstacle course, but not just any obstacle course, it will be a zombie apocalypse-themed one. From the looks of it there will be zombie … Continue reading