Sharknado Sequel, NES Turns 30 and SDCC Invades San Diego

Hey nerdbombers! We have some cool news in store for you today. I, for one, had a very exciting week when I saw some of these headlines and hopefully you’re just as excited as I am. So just sit back, relax, and let the fanboy/girl within you takeover.

San Diego Comic-Con International

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Guess what kicked off yesterday? Yup! San Diego Comic-Con! Special Guests include Bruce Timm, Jim Lee, Frank Brunner (Howard the Duck anyone?), Dan Parent, and so many more. I can only imagine all the cosplays and the anime showings. I’m fangirling as I write this. The creators and some of the actors from Phineas and Ferb are there, people from The Walking Dead, I could just go on and on. Let’s move on before I get upset that I’m not even there.

Sharknado Sequel

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Have you seen Sharknado? It was pretty corny, but shockingly enjoyable, and apparently other people loved it too. Twitter was on the fritz that night and the day after it aired. Essentially, the movie consisted of shark-infested tornadoes that ripped its way through Los Angeles. I’ll avoid spoilers, but don’t have high expectations for this movie. You either like or you don’t and if you do, then get ready because there will be a sequel coming in 2014. Yes. A sequel. I know I can’t believe it either.

Firefly Online Game

Are you a fan of the cult series Firefly? Well at SDCC, Fox Digital Entertainment announced that an online RPG based on the TV series is in development and will be released in the summer of 2014 for iOS and Android-based smartphones and tablets. Would I prefer a AAA title game? Yes, but beggars can’t be choosers and I’m psyched for this release. If you want to pre-register, follow this link to the official website and sign up!

Jesse and the Rippers Return

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I’m not even joking. John Stamos has decided to come back almost twenty years later as Uncle Jesse and perform a reunion show with the Rippers on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight! So if you’re a fan of Full House (I certainly am), then you better tune in tonight and watch them perform. Just think of the nostalgia that’ll be pumping through your veins. I’m giddy just thinking about it.

NES Turned 30

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Back on Monday, the original Nintendo Entertainment System turned 30. Take a moment to reflect on this. Alright, let’s go. The original NES was released in Japan on July 15th, 1983 as Famicom. Who would’ve known it would influence the way we played video games to this day. The NES we know and love didn’t come to Europe and the U.S. until 1985, but people on Twitter kept the #NESmemories hashtag trending for most of the day. What was your favorite memory of the NES while you were growing up?

 

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