Blizzard did not go the route of a long ARG that they did with the previous hero release of Sombra, but instead gave a quick series of updates teasing the release of the hero (and the hero’s builder Efi Oladele) culminating in the release of the origin story of hero 24, Orisa.

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Night in the Woods invites players in with adorably stylish anthropomorphic animal characters, engaging yet simple design, an absolutely killer soundtrack, and the promise of something spooky lurking just beyond the treeline. It doesn’t, however, advertise the emotional rollercoaster you are strapping into as soon as you boot up a new game. Night in the Woods packs an emotional punch, one that is not easily side-stepped or ignored. It is at times darkly hilarious, endearingly sweet, and achingly too real. This is one of those games that leave you utterly destroyed in the best way possible, rifling through problems both small and so staggeringly huge with ease and precision. Humor and melancholy weave together seamlessly to form the backbone of this story’s tone, building steadily in a way that refuses to slip mindlessly by. It’s less of a game to just play and more an experience that demands your full attention. 

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Love is in the air, friendships are in bloom, and art hangs upon the walls of The Perky Nerd. We’ve been to a few events held at the Burbank, California-based comic and coffee shop, so we could not pass up the opportunity to attend this newest event, aptly timed for Valentine’s Day!

The art show, curated by artist Patrick Ballesteros, brought in art of all shapes, mediums, and styles showcasing the fun of “Sweethearts, BFFS, and Bromances.” While providing his own art to the gallery, Patrick brought with him a slew of talented creators from the worlds of gaming, animation, comics, film and children’s Books. Check out the artists below!

The fantastic pieces that lined the walls of the Perky Nerd certainly brought in lovers of pop culture and art alike, at least 5 of the pieces on the walls being sold within the first 10 minutes we were there (and in the opening minutes of the show at that!) The piece we really wanted was already purchased but we were able to purchase a print of it and are quite content! It was great to see a large turn out early as well as people ready to buy and support the talented artists who were part of the show. Here is just a sampling of what you’ll see when you stop in!

If you’re in the area and fancy yourself some art to embrace romance this month, make sure you head to the show, grab yourself a cold brew, and peruse the art! “The Sweethearts, BFFS, and Bromances” Art Show runs through the end of February at the Perky Nerd in Burbank, California. The Perky Nerd is located at 1606 W Magnolia Blvd. 

 

 
 

          Hey fellow nerds, if you’re anything like me you’ve watched the recently dropped Alien: Covenant trailer and all its accompanying reaction videos, shared it with your beloved wife in hopes she’s be just as excited as you are, and immediately regret said decision as the occasional getting lucky in the shower becomes a distant memory. I digress… Let’s talk Alien, all things Alien, and why you should maybe give Prometheus another shot! Find out why after the jump!

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Nowadays, when we’re not getting hyped up about nerdy events or planning our newest cosplay, we’re gaming. Well…we’re playing Blizzard’s hero driven, team-based Overwatch. In the past, Blizzard has given fans of Overwatch seasonal events to keep the gameplay experience at its height- and this holiday is no different. Welcome to Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland!

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Upon waking up this morning, ingesting my usual dose of caffeine that can kill a lesser man, and absorbing all the new knowledge the internet has in store for the day…all I can hear is Michael Ironside bellowing “COME ON YOU APES, YOU WANNA LIVE FOREVER!?!?!”

That’s right, fellow nerds, 1997’s Starship Troopers is getting a reboot and I don’t think it could come at a better time. Find out why after the jump!

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Bravo. Oscar. Oscar. Mike. BOOM!

After much anticipation, Boom! Comics has released the first issue of their new WWE series “Then, Now, Forever”. As a lifelong wrestling fan, it’s nice to see stories told on screen continue on a page. The Superstars of the WWE are comic book characters come to life as it is, so placing them deeper into the world of the illustrated page makes sense. Issue One takes readers back to the shattering of one of the most iconic stables in recent WWE history, The Shield.

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