Every time a seemingly random act of violence occurs, our brains rely on social and cultural clues to bring some sense of reason to what is potentially unreasonable. Our brains, however, have another natural response to contradicting stimuli or irrational behavior; and that's called "cognitive dissonance." Cognitive dissonance occurs when one is aware that something… Continue reading Maybe our relationship with video games isn’t so simple
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In a Dark Dark Web (and other stories)
Whether you're too young to remember, or the hyper-speed news cycle has rendered your long-term memory functionally obsolete, you may find it difficult to recall the tumultuous 1990s discussions about broad multimedia censorship. There have been violent video games since the 1970s, but the 90s really drove home the visceral content both figuratively and literally.… Continue reading In a Dark Dark Web (and other stories)
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 201: Father’s Day for Bastards
Taylor Swift is now Queen of Asgaard / Gun hysteria / Facebook debates are AIDS / The trial and error of making America great again, in Japan! / Walking Dead seems to be wasting a lot of everyone's precious time / Game of Thrones gives Joe visible goosies / Ghostbusters trailers get worse / Happy Father's Day from Matt… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 201: Father’s Day for Bastards
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 200: Soy Orlando
The aftermath of the terrorist mass shooting in Orlando, Florida / Everyone has a solution / Everything you need to know about reality, but were afraid to ask / Game of Joes: the weekly recap of Game of Thrones / Rogue One re-shoots and why it's gonna be awesome / E3 Conference and upcoming game trailers /… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 200: Soy Orlando
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 191: Kill the Critics
The verdict on Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice / LexCorp doesn't like Jesse Eisenberg either / The critics have lost the hearts and minds of everyone who likes movies / What happens to Marvel stays with Marvel / The Walking Dead season finale is going to be bullshit / Dan Mansplains #Supernatural Tweets from… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 191: Kill the Critics
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 162: Shame the Gamer, Shame the Game
The Talking Nerdy Crew returns from a brief hiatus to talk a little Fantasy Football draft picks and expectations. Getting back into swing of things, we jump into Caitlyn Jenner on Ellen / Gamer Gate Goober Tom Pitt / Things Besides September 11th to Never Forget / Nicole Arbour and Dear Fat People. DOWNLOAD THE LATEST… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 162: Shame the Gamer, Shame the Game
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 153: Love Wins For All But Batman
Love won all across the country this week, but love lost for Batman and Electra. The Internet struggles to find something else to battle in a news cycle that has been relatively calm, desperate for a big story. We dive into the conversation about equality for all and if DC's venture into the darkest night… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 153: Love Wins For All But Batman
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 149: To Shaq a Predator
Charlie Charlie update, the reveal of Fallout 4, and the media storm of Caitlyn Jenner are our main topics this week! We encourage everyone to vote for Paul Giamatti for every unreasonable award at this Summer's Teen Choice Awards and we imagine a world where Shaq is on television more in the upcoming reboot of… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 149: To Shaq a Predator
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 146: All Around the Wizard World, Pretty Supergirls
We discuss adventures from Wizard World Comic Con 2015; watch the trailer for CBS's Supergirl and debate whether show runners and video game developers have a social responsibility to their audiences; confirm that Frankie Muniz blue Paul Giamatti; Dan mansplains #Supernatural tweets from girls on Twitter; and we wrap it all up with a play-by-play… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 146: All Around the Wizard World, Pretty Supergirls
Talking Nerdy Episode 98: White Privilege and Dumber
In addition to video game updates, we discuss the practicality of a female-driven superhero movie, news from NASA, and the inevitable destruction of the World Cup. We play TV Movie Mania and speculate on the end of Game of Thrones! DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE HERE or on STITCHER RADIO or iTUNES!
A Heavy Rain’s Gonna Come
Since a very young age, I've looked to the medium of electronic arts/digital media for hope, inspiration, and most of all--fun. Virtually all video games, if you don't count Minesweeper, used to unwaveringly be copious amounts of fun. The drawback, of course, was that they were all practically the same. Either you were playing Super… Continue reading A Heavy Rain’s Gonna Come
GodsGirl Aglaia Venus is a CosPlaya!
Okay, so some guy from some crazy website called SuperDPS.com asked me to write some crazy things about sexy nerdy stuffs. Let’s see….. The first thing that comes to mind when I think “sexy nerdy stuff” is Cosplaying. Nothing makes me giggle like a fan girl more than seeing a scantily clad woman representing one… Continue reading GodsGirl Aglaia Venus is a CosPlaya!
Trailers of the Week III: Gamers’ Edition!
Unfortunately, there aren't any decent new movie trailers to speak of. For this reason, I've decided to find three future Video Games that look appealing. Again, understand that these may turn out to be the worst games ever--but if their trailers hold up, they should be fucking awesome. 1. Rise of the Argonauts … Continue reading Trailers of the Week III: Gamers’ Edition!
Video Game Xpo PHOTOS!!!
VIDEO GAME EXPO--PHOTOS! Alex is terrified. Dave seems to be at a loss. 31 Losers...erm...People play DDR Couldn't figure out who this was supposed to be at first...then just stopped caring. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rows may fall apart if played with. Tortured Artists and their drawings of homoerotic fan fiction scenes. Either these people… Continue reading Video Game Xpo PHOTOS!!!