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  1. Wicked Anime’s Must-Watch Winter 2017 Anime

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    It’s a new year and a new season in anime, and there’s a lot to get excited about! From the most adorable anime girls to long-planned revenge plots to returning favorites, this season has definitely got something for everyone. Join the Wicked Anime crew and Nerdy Show members and affiliates as we highlight the winter 2017 anime YOU should be watching!

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  2. YEAR-END LIST: The Top 20 Nerdy Things of 2016

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    Written by Jessica Uelmen, Cap Blackard, and Matt Spill

    Let’s first address the elephant in the room: 2016 was a dumpster fire. But we’re not here to talk about that! No, we’re here to regale you with tales of the most nerdy occurrences this forsaken year had to offer. From sci-fi short films to WWE wrestling, and tech innovations to must-read comics; 2016 was actually a pretty great year for geek happenings. (more…)

  3. Nerdy Show :: The 2016 FINAL BOSS – Top 20 Nerdy Things of the Year!

    top20_16The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast unloads on the latest geek news and happenings – and in this case all the greatest geeky happenings of the year!

    We’re not going to beat around the bush, 2016 has been a mess. But in spite of tragedies, loss, and injustice aplenty, there’s been some spectacular achievements and innovations; from high science, to the most popcorn of pop culture, and everything in-between. That‘s what our annual Top 20 Nerdy Things list is all about: counting down the best, geekiest people, places, achievements, media, and more that the year has to offer and ranking them with the only measurement of any relevance left on this forsaken rock: nerdiness.

    Join Cap and Jess along with a rotating cast of faces from around The Nerdy Show Network (Doug, Jon, Brandon, Aaron, La Valle, Oral, Max, and Briggs) as we cast arbitrary and subjective judgements on topical geekitudes. We share all the deets and feels on what made this collection of cultural oddities shine amidst this bleak year, say goodbye to our favorite celebrities, and even award a few superlatives to some fine specimens that didn’t make the Top 20 cut.

    If you find yourself lost and looking for meaning, these tremendously awesome happenings just might restore your faith in humanity. (more…)

  4. Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw’dcast – Out Now!

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    The time has finally come! Once again, The Lightning Dogs are unleashed! Back in 2013 we accidentally brainstormed a hybrid of all our favorite 80s and 90s cartoons and sci-fi during an episode of Nerdy Show. The result was a would-be animated series about anthropomorphic dogs from another world, trapped on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Armed with special powers and tearing through the Wasteland in their battle-ready vehicles, they combat the evil Glampire’s minions and keep his vampiric reach from extending to the stars.

    Sounds pretty cool, right? Well, we weren’t the only ones who thought so. As soon as this episode came out, fans demanded more, and we found ourselves in the unique position of having captured the spark of an amazing idea at its birth, and the opportunity to document the entire journey. Journey to what? Why an actual animated series, of course.

    Over the years we’ve recorded all of our sessions of character creation, world building, and general brainstorming of the LightningDogs universe, releasing some of them as episodes of Nerdy Show – but now we’ve launched Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw’dcast! We’ve re-released our original episodes in a new documentary format and in this on-going series we’re continuing to chronicle Lightning Dogs‘ creation every other Monday.

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  5. 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…)

  6. 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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  7. 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…)

  8. 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…)

  9. 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…)

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