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  1. Wicked Anime’s Must-Watch Fall 2016 Anime

    fall-2016-anime-openerThe fall 2016 anime season is full of surprises. At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be many exciting titles. But as you settle in for a show’s season, you’ll find much more than meets the eye. There are always those disappointments (*cough* Occultic;Nine *cough*), but expect more pleasant surprises than negative ones. Join the Wicked Anime crew and Nerdy Show members and affiliates as we highlight the fall 2016 anime YOU should be watching! (more…)

  2. Switching Weapons — Escort Mission

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    After several consecutive weekends of duty, call-ins or other assorted shenanigans, I’m finally able to sit down and churn one of these things out. My clearly inaccurate assumption that gearing up to leave the military would provide more time to commit to writing these articles has caused numerous delays, but has not pushed me out entirely. Rest assured, I may be scarce, but I’m not gone!  And if I’m to be totally honest, World of Warcraft: Legion and Destiny: Rise of Iron have not been helpful in that regard. But in my defense, this is a gaming column, and I’m chalking that up to field research…

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  3. VIDEO: Cap Joins One Shot Podcast For Betrayal at House on the Hill

    While visiting Chicago, Cap met up with the crew of One Shot for a tense and terrifying session of the beloved board game: Betrayal at House on the Hill!

    If One Shot is new to you, get ready to familiarize yourselves! They’re a podcast group specializing in one-off playthroughs of tabletop RPGs, and a long-running Star Wars campaign, in addition to other fine programs. In this session your crew of spooky house spelunkers are One Shot‘s James D’Amato and Mel Fox, along with Aram Vartian, creator of Godsfall an RPG podcast set in a custom world of swords and superheroes, and of course Nerdy Show‘s intrepid lead host, Cap. (more…)

  4. Manga Review: Platinum End Volume 1

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    The Breakdown

    Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, the creative genius behind Death Note and Bakuman, unite for their third title. Platinum End Volume 1 is published by VIZ Media collects chapters 1-3 of the manga.

    Elevator Pitch

    A yin to Death Note‘s yang, but no less beguiling. A fast-paced psychological thriller with devilish angels and murderous heroes.

    The Verdict

    Platinum End is thought-provoking and shocking. Obata’s art keeps your eyes locked, exploring every detail. This is a story that begins with a bang and promises to not relent in later volumes. (more…)

  5. The Horror Delightfully Continues in Asylum Volume 2

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    Storm King Productions released their second volume of the highly praised Asylum series, a story of good versus evil and all that is dark and twisted. Asylum is created by John Carpenter, Sandy King and Thomas Ian Griffith. Volume 2 is written by Sandy King (President, Storm King Productions) and Trent Olsen. The amazingly detailed and demonic art is provided by Tom Mandrake (Martian ManhunterThe Spectre) and Leonardo Manco (War MachineHellstorm).

    Elevator Pitch

    Asylum is a fresh take on a tale as old as time. The constant struggle between good and evil is brought to life with amazing artwork and writing. A priest and detective duo tackle the evil doings of mankind and their connection to the underworld, while still dealing with their own personal demons. The uncensored plot and graphic illustrations will immediately draw the attention of horror enthusiasts. (more…)

  6. New Podcast Series: The Orphans – A Cinematic Sci-Fi Audio Drama

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    The Nerdy Show Network is proud to introduce a brand new series to our podcast roster: The Orphans.

    It’s a cinematic audio drama chronicling the castaways of downed starship, The Venture. They’re stranded on a hostile planet, struggling to remember who they are and how they arrived. Mysterious creatures hunt them, and in this seemingly unpopulated world, a tower looms. The team, including an A.I., must not only fight for their lives, but learn to survive each other.

    The entire first season is available now! Seven episodes, perfect for binge listening. (more…)

  7. MegaBots Prepare for Mecha Melee with a New Video Series

    Unbeknownst to many, two countries are gearing for a battle of legendary proportions. For the first time in history, two giant mechs will face-off in a duel for mechanical greatness. The challenger, representing the good ol’ US of A: MegaBots Inc. The opponent, representing Mecha-Mecca Japan: Suidobashi Heavy Industries.

    Though the road to victory is no easy path to travel. Announced today, MegaBots plans to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the process. The initial promotional footage teases a combination of Mythbusters construction and Battle Bots destruction. Feast your eyes on the first trailer above.

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  8. Film Review: The Protomen – “Light Up the Night”

    This article first appeared on Consequence of Sound as “First Look: The Protomen’s 16-minute short film Light Up the Night“, published 9/8/2016.

    The Protomen are the kind of band that typically only exists in fiction. They’re too extravagant to be real. How else could you rationalize an eight person crew, faces painted silver, with music, wardrobe, and stage presence that fuses spaghetti westerns with Blade Runner? There’s only a few acts out there that would dare to be so audacious, fewer still that could back up their raw theatricality with a performance that melts any sense novelty as soon as they play. They are, by design, larger than life. Which is why it should be no surprise that their first music video is a 16 minute short film. (more…)

  9. Crowdfund This! Marc With a C, Atomic Robo, D20 Drinking Glasses & More

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    Someone must’ve put out a memo that said Labor Day week was the time to launch crowdfunding campaigns – ’cause there’s an amazing batch of projects that just hit the web. These indie artists have the need for funds, and very worthy projects in need of funding, so here’s hoping you’ve got some money tucked away! Whether it’s funding artistic pursuits on Patreon, or scoring cool product via Kickstarter, below you’ll find details on the who’s, what’s, and where can I throw my moneys in the worlds of nerd music, comic books, and video games.

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  10. EarthBound Composer Keiichi Suzuki Scores US Film, Crowdfunds Vinyl Release

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    EarthBound is the biggest cult hit in video game history for a great many reasons and we’ve extolled those reasons myriad times in the past here on The Nerdy Show Network. Without question, one of the most celebrated aspects of the game’s awesomeness is its score, created by Keiichi Suzuki and Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka. The score’s avant-garde genre fusion has topped game music lists, and influenced a whole generation of musicians following its release. (In fact, this past month I hosted a panel of musicians Camp Fangamer celebrating the music of EarthBound – you can hear it as a perk on our Patreon). Suzuki’s influence doesn’t just reach to a revered game series, he founded the new wave bands Hachimitsupai and the Moonriders and composed for revered Japanese films like Tokyo Godfathers and the 2003 revival of Zatoichi. Now he’s scoring his first US film and is crowdfunding a vinyl release. (more…)

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