Welcome to Los Angeles. Those are great words to hear when you’re visiting my great city now, but back in 1949 that wasn’t the case. Enter Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn), an East Coast gangster who has come to Los Angeles to take over as its kingpin. Now enter the Gangster Squad, a group of LAPD More >
Around the Christmas week, I had a chance to check out Stuffed and Unstrung at the Irvine Barclay Theater in California. It’s a puppet show geared towards adults. The first thing that popped into my head is Avenue Q, another adult-oriented puppet show. Avenue Q is mainly a musical though, while More >
As a sucker for great sounding audio and as someone who always listens to music at the office, I’m always on the market to find some great headphones. While I do not own many expensive headphones, I do tend to splurge once in a while and get one of those expensive headphones. Unfortunately, I More >
Oh holiday seasons, so many games to play and family things to do, sometimes it’s easy to miss the simple things like staying home and watching animes, including those with 28 episodes. In December, NIS America released for the first time in the US Umineko: When They Cry Volume.
One anime on the More >
Better late than never. The NR Podcast takes a look at the mid-season finale of Season 3 of The Walking Dead. Everything has been building up to this point. What will happen when the people of Woodbury and Rick Grimes’ group finally meet? Will the Dixon Brothers finally come face to face? All this More >
Over here at NR we recently received a new pair of gaming headphones from Skullcandy. It has been awhile since Skullcandy has released a gaming headset. I vividly remember my friend purchasing one of their first models back in 2009. The manufacturer has changed a lot since then. In 2011, More >
If you don’t like going to the movies, you might as well stop reading. However, if you DO love going to the movies, then look no further! Our team at Nerd Reactor recently went to the recent opening of this luxurious theater down in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and I will admit that it was More >
Most everyone who reads comic books knows who Stan Lee is. He is a living legend who helped to usher in comic book superheroes such as the Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man, and my personal favorite, The Incredible Hulk. Stan Lee just recently turned 90, which is amazing since he has lived More >
The Art of Assassin’s Creed III is a hardcover art book made for fans of the Assassin’s Creed series. If you’re into concept art, then this book is definitely worth checking out. It’s a pretty comprehensive art book that covers almost everything from the game.
With the new protagonist, Connor, the More >
One of the main things you will need for an iPad is a case/stand. For many, the standard case for the iPad is the typical one that flips open like a book. These cases also act like a stand, but the problem is that you are limited to usually one viewing angle. Well, I never had a need to use any of More >
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse is based off of Season 8′s Family Guy episode “Road to the Multiverse,” which focused around Stewie and Brian traveling to multiple universes. Bertram (Stewie’s half brother) is back, or to be more precise, an alternate dimension version of Bertram who wants to More >
There are plenty of Bluetooth controllers out on the market right now; some made specifically for iOS devices, others for Android devices, and some for both. The Steelseries Free, however, quickly separates itself from the rest of the competition and shines as one of the best Bluetooth More >
The Nintendo Wii U launched with Ninja Gaiden III: Razor’s Edge, the third installment of the current generation Ninja Gaiden series. Ryu’s original adventure can be tracked back to 1988 on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Nintendo decided to give fans a chance to play the game that started it More >
Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History by Robert Greenberger is a long book. A really long book.
As a Trekkie, I enjoyed it and learned a lot of the behind the scenes of Gene Roddenberry‘s life with Star Trek. I’ve read many books on Star Trek’s history and this one gave a lot of detail into More >
Rurouni Kenshin is a movie based off of the beloved Japanese manga of the same name. In short, the story revolves around the main character, Himura Kenshin (Takeru Sato), also referred to often as Hitokiri Battosai. He fought during the terrible Bakumatsu wars in Japan as a highly trained killer, More >
Being a hardcore Halo fan, I’m always looking for new things in the franchise, but outside of the game, that I can collect. I’ve been a long time fan of art and concept art, so I was more than stoked when I got my hands on a concept art book called, Awakening, The Art of Halo 4. It’s a 192-page More >
Mike Judge tackles live-action comedy with Office Space after creating animated comedy series like King of the Hill and Beavis and Butthead. South Park’s Trey Parker also tried his hand on directing a live-action comedy with Orgazmo. Now Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad) joins in on the More >
Racing games are my favorite. While I’ve always use a standard game controller, I’ve recently wondered how better of an experience I would have by adding a racing wheel to the equation. The two should be a no brainier; they should go together like duck to water. I’ve been to E3 a couple times More >
Futurama…I still remember when it first came in the late ’90s, around the time everyone started worrying about Y2K. Remember those days? Well if you do, you’ll also remember that it was part of the plotline for the beginning of the series. The show has had its share of good and bad times. Since More >
The Vanu forces are assaulting a heavily defended Terran Bio Lab. Bullets are flying everywhere, explosions sounding across every corridor. Meanwhile, I’m just getting into the fray as a Heavy Assault, having used the launch pads to catapult myself onto the upper level where the main battle is More >
I’ve been a fan of martial arts films for a long time. Once Upon a Time in China, Iron Monkey, Fist of Legend, Drunken Master II, Enter the Dragon are all classics that I grew up watching as a kid. Recently, China’s been dropping the ball constantly with their martial arts films. The main culprit More >
In the early 90s I remember watching cartoons like Samurai Pizza Cats, Voltron, Dragonball and Sailor Moon. Those were some of the anime that I was able to see from the land of the rising sun, and they were only available via VHS. These cost around $20 for only 3-4 episodes. Nowadays, that has all More >
Here it is folks one of the OTHER most highly anticipated movie this year is finally comes home on Blu-ray. While I personally really disliked this movie, I can’t help but appreciate and be thankful for what Christopher Nolan has done in progressing superhero movies into something more than just More >
So we were able to catch the one-date-only screening of Mass Effect: Paragon Lost. But if you missed that date, don’t worry, the Blu-ray/DVD combo will be available on December 28, 2012. Scroll below to listen to our podcast review.
Many Mass Effect fans were disappointed to find out that the More >
We pick up with both Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) fifteen years after Men in Black 2. Agent K seems more surly and bitter about his job, and Agent J has slowly become like agent K (you can tell by the memories he implants into people after neuralyzing them). After Agent K More >