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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

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 #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

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

Podcast documentary looking for support on Indiegogo

In case you missed it, we here at Nerd Reactor are huge fans of the podcasting medium. In fact there is a link at the top of the homepage that

Star Trek: The Original Series Beyond video is pretty fantastic

The new J.J. Abrams Star Trek universe has given our classic characters an entirely new reboot and story, but one video creator decided to have fun with the idea that

Marvel and DC formal wear is finally here!

You may remember, not too long ago, when we were spouting off about those of us who just want to keep our inner fanboy an outward expression though the clothes

Marvel and Harley Davidson team up

Marvel has recently created a new alliance in its never-ending quest for world domination. Marvel and Harley Davidson have unveiled an unbelievable lineup of custom motorcycles inspired by some of our favorite

Boston Comic Con’s cosplay photo gallery

This year’s Boston Comic Convention had its highest attendance yet, and as we all know, more people means more cosplay! There was a ton of cosplayers from all over the

Japan’s Prime Minister emerges as Super Mario during Rio Olympics closing ceremony

(Photo credit: Telegraph and AFP) The prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, made a spectacular appearance at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The

Death Eaters to attack Harry Potter Wizarding World Japan this Halloween

Universal Studios’ Wizarding World in Osaka, Japan is adding a new haunting theme to their park this Halloween. Aside from the typical haunted houses and characters roaming the Universal Studios