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Media no longer counts towards limits on Twitter

If you are a social media junkie, like I am, then you’ll be ecstatic to hear that Twitter is no longer counting media in their 140 character count. The change

Does Marvel have emotionless film scores?

Ever think about different soundtracks in movies and how some sound similar, while others don’t? (I would just like to note that I’m listening to the Interstellar soundtrack right now

No Regerts: The Game of Art and Poor Life Choices

Last week I had the opportunity to try out some really awesome games at Boston’s Festival of Indie Games. While there were a lot of great games, one of the

Disney’s Queen of Katwe has all the right moves for a checkmate (review)

I’m a huge sucker for real-life stories portrayed in some form of media. Whether it’s a song, a book, a TV show, or especially a movie, I love finding a

Japanese bank unveils Hatsune Miku credit card

Most banks entice new members with points driven programs, cash back percentages and airline miles in an attempt to earn your loyalty. In Japan, banks appeal to the otaku (one

‘The Winds of Winter’ release date confirmed false by publisher

Photo credit: Nick Briggs/HBO We can all go home now, it was just a false alarm! This past weekend, an Amazon.com France listing caused quite a stir among Game of

50 Cent cosplays as Cyborg for his son’s birthday

This past weekend rapper/actor/TV producer 50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson, threw a Teen Titans Go birthday party for his 4 year old son and cosplayed as the DC character Cyborg.

This Batman cosplay has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records

I have seen some really good Batman cosplay in my time, but I have just come across one that takes the cake. Designed by Julian Checkley, a special creature and

Blackest Night fan made trailer

As a huge fan of the Walking Dead and of DC Comics, I remember obsessing over the Blackest Night DC Comic crossover event back in 2009 when the first comic

Anime California 2016 Cosplay Music Video

Anime California is back, and this time it was located at Long Beach Convention Center during Labor Day weekend. Nerd Reactor came to visit the convention for the latest cosplay

Jon Braver reveals vampire lore for Delusion: His Crimson Queen

Delusion, the immersive and interactive horror theatre experience, is returning this fall with “His Crimson Queen.” The initial run for the show is sold out, but there is still hope

Creep Los Angeles returns for its second year this Halloween season

The Halloween season is almost upon us, and that means it’s time to hit up the many spooky events that’s happening all over. If you’re in the Los Angeles and

R.I.P. Jon Polito (1950-2016)

Popular character actor and Coen Brothers’ favorite, Jon Polito passed away yesterday at City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, California. He was 65 years old. Polito, known for his raspy voice,

Nerd Reactor will be at Dragon Con 2016!

By Kaung Set Labor Day weekend is about to descend upon Atlanta, GA. You know what that means… Dragon Con is almost here! Your Nerd Reactor East team will be

That Nerd Life #3: Escape Rooms

On this podcast we talk about something we enjoy, escape rooms! John, Mike and Arvin discuss what it takes to make a good escape room, their favorite escape rooms and

That Nerd Life #2: Let’s Eat

This week’s episode is about our weekend festivities where we cooked ox tail, pork belly, carnitas, green chorizo, and short ribs while playing Titanfall 2 and watching UFC 202 featuring

Russia has an MMA-style medieval fighting league

Photo credit: M1 Medieval via YouTube Fighting for sport and entertainment has been embedded in our culture for quite some time. Think back to gladiators in the colosseum, recent history

Scarlet Starlet Escape Room can’t keep us contained

The awesome people over at Puzzle Workshop invited the Nerd Reactor crew over to try out their newest Escape Room, Scarlet Starlet. Now so far, we (NR) have been making

Knott’s Scary Farm 2016 is ready to rumble

Halloween is right around the corner! Well, kind of. Basically, I’ve already started celebrating it. One of the things I like to do to help get myself in the mood

R.I.P. Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory star Gene Wilder has passed away early this morning, reported by TMZ. He was 83 years old. The legendary actor was known for his