Sherlock Season 4 – Just Wow!

I am a fan of innovative television shows that are constantly improving how they tell stories. BBC’s Sherlock is one of the best shows at it today. I first saw it in 2010 when I was visiting England. I was talking with my aunt, and [...]

From the Other Side — The Why of Comic Book Collecting

Comic book collecting isn’t new. It’s been around for as long as super-heroes have been running around the world in capes and tights, trying to save it. The why of collecting can be different though. For some, it’s about the thrill of the hunt or [...]

From the Other Side – A mother daughter connection like no other

When Rogue One was released almost a month ago, it quickly made headlines and set box office records. As soon as I saw it, I was planning my review. Why? Because the movie is that good. It’s how a prequel should be done. But life [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Best of 2016

The dumpster fire that has been 2016 is over and we look forward to a better 2017...especially with CES going on this week. To call 2016 a complete failure would be unfair. It's been pretty good for technology and gadgets. There's a good handful of improvements [...]

Rest in Peace, General Organa.

M0nday started with a horrible declaration: Carrie Fisher, our beloved Princess and General, passed away. Following complications from a heart attack suffered Dec 23rd, it was announced by a family spokesperson  that she had passed on. In our 1+ years of Nrdly, this is the hardest [...]

Rest in Peace, Carrie Fisher.

Carrie Fisher who wowed us as Princess Leia and showed us a new kind of female heroine in the Star Wars movies and franchise is gone, and I’m struggling to wrap my head around it. Fisher was on a flight from London to Los Angeles [...]

Nrdly BONUS – Goin’ Rogue

The Kirby's talk about their experiences seeing "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", and vie into a spoiler-filled review, highlighting all their favorite parts from the second best Star Wars film ever made.

From the Other Side — Star Trek makes history (again)

This week Star Trek made history (again) when it named Sonequa Martin-Green as the lead for its upcoming show, Star Trek Discovery. Discovery is its first new television show in more than a decade. Why is this history? Because Martin-Green is the first African-American woman to lead a Star Trek show. (Star [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Making the Switch

For the past year I've bought into Apple's ecosystem. An iPhone 6S Plus, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Apple Music and for a time, a MacBook. For the most part, everything works nicely together. iOS 10 brought in HomeKit and better controls over my smart home [...]

From the Other Side — Power of the Daleks

In a year with little to none new Doctor Who, we’ve sure had a lot of it, and I’m not talking about the upcoming Christmas special. I’m talking about the new Power of the Daleks serial, which we’re seeing for the first time in 50 [...]

Lightweek in Space: Remembering John Glenn

Today we lost a pioneer of manned space flight. John Glenn. The first American to orbit the Earth. A highly decorated veteran pilot of World War II and the Korean War. He was a 4-term Senator from 1974 to 1999. He returned to space once [...]

The Return of Doctor Mysterio – New Doctor Who is almost here!

When it was announced last year that the tenth season of Doctor Who would not air until 2017, I wasn’t as upset as some. I was actually a little excited. Why? Because whenever there is a break from something good – like Doctor Who – [...]

Lightweek in Tech Support: Account Security and Tips

Sorry for the absence friends, been a hectic month. We're back and ready for more. Lightweek in Tech Support is something I'm looking to do every so often. With the holidays coming up, rest assured my Nrdly brethren we'll be called upon to provide the [...]

From the Other Side – New City, New Home, New Comic Book Store

Starting over is one of those things you love or hate. Some people thrive on it and the change that comes with it, and others dread it and attempt to avoid it all cost. I tend to be more like that last one. I do [...]

Rebels Recap: S3E2 – The Antilles Extraction

Following an Imperial TIE attack on food transports escorted by Phoenix A-wings which are all destroyed, the rebels are afraid the attrition of their fleet cripple their strength. Commander Sato reveals intel from Fulcrum — which he explains is an operative code name not specific [...]

From the Other Side – New Wonder Woman trailer!

I woke up yesterday morning in kind of a funk. I just started a new job that isn’t my dream one, but it’s paying the bills. I’m trying not feel trapped by it and instead be thankful for it. That coupled with the adjustments I’m [...]

The Strain superior to TWD in every way.

Spoiler So- TWD killed 2 people on the premier of season 7 this last week- Yawn. When the only plot mechanic left is to kill characters that we have grown to love over the course of many seasons...... that show is running on fumes. Tie [...]

Geof’s Top Horror of 2016

Hey guys! Welcome once again to this years annual Blood Week. We've seen comic reviews, /r/nosleep, and now for some films. Last year I did a post of my top 5 overall horror films, but this year I'm doing something different. Instead of recapping the [...]

Lightweek in Tech: The New MacBook Pro

After months of waiting, rumors and leaks, the new MacBook Pro models are upon us. Yesterday, Apple took to the stage to celebrate their 25th anniversary of their first laptop by finally revamping their professional line of laptops. People are going to have mixed opinions [...]

From the Other Side – Psycho, the horror film that started it all

I’m going to make a confession right now. I’m not a huge fan of today’s horror genre in television and movies. They’re a little too bloody for me. Here's an example, my husband is a huge fan of The Walking Dead. When we were first [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Microsoft Announcements Recap

Yesterday, Microsoft took Center Stage ahead of Apple to announce new Windows updates and features plus some new and updated hardware. Windows will see a feature update in the Spring of 2017. They're calling it the Creators Update. Also announced was Microsoft's first look at [...]

Press Start: Destiny’s Festival of The Lost Returns!

Spoooooky Ghosts! No literally, our ghosts get to dress up this year too. It’s both adorable and amazing. Another year and another Festival of the Lost is upon us. Festival of the Lost is Destiny’s event for Halloween. Bungie’s improved upon what was a very [...]

Rebels Recap: S3E1 – Holocrons of Fate

A transport ship carrying Ezra and Kanan returns from a mission to find a damaged Rebel ship, so they board it to investigate. They discover two survivors, an astromech droid and a soldier who tells them with his dying breaths that he was attacked by [...]

From the Other Side – It’s Wonder Woman Day!

Today is a big day. Not only is it one day closer to Halloween, but it’s also Wonder Woman Day, a special day enacted by the United Nations to mark her 75th anniversary. She’s also been named an honorary ambassador for the UN. Anyone who [...]

Press Start: Nintendo Switch Announcement

Yesterday morning Nintendo released some info on their newest console. The Nintendo Switch. It had been known as its code name, the NX. The Switch at first glance looks to be a grown up version of the Wii U. Nintendo gave us a trailer, see [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Smarthome Update

It's been a day or three since I took a look at my progress in the world of smart home technology. I've made some minor adjustments, but overall I've been liking how I've got things going for the time being. I want this Lightweek to [...]

Rebels Recap: Season 3, Steps Into Shadow

This season’s debut, another movie-length special, opens with a notably older and more reckless Ezra Bridger leading his crew on a mission to spring their friend Hondo from a prison. The oft-allied bounty hunter is found along with an Ugnaught cellmate named Terba, who Hondo [...]

From the Other Side – Claire Temple/Night Nurse much more than a minor recurring character

If you’ve watched any of the Marvel television shows on Netflix, there is no doubt you know who Claire Temple a.k.a. Night Nurse is. After all, she’s made an appearance in all of them (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage). Her role has never been advertised [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Samsung’s Mix Tape – On Fire

Boy has Samsung had it rough as of late regarding their Note 7. Can any phone catch fire? Yes. The batteries in our smart phones contain very volatile materials. Things can happen. However, we've not really seen anything this damning since the "hoverboards" from last [...]

Luke Cage – Marvel should stop making movies and make more shows like it.

It’s been a little more than a week since Marvel’s Luke Cage 13-episode television series was made available on Netflix, and wow what a series it was! I think Marvel should stop making movies and just focus on making these shows on Netflix. They’re grittier, [...]

From The Other Side: Fall is finally here!!!

Fall is finally here!! And it’s not because the calendar says so or because Starbucks is serving Pumpkin Spice Lattes. But rather because the fall television season has finally started. I know you might be thinking this announcement is just a bit late. I mean [...]

Lightweek in Space: Mars & Space X Announcement

Last week, Elon Musk took to the stage for a big announcement for Space X and Mars. For a long time now, Space X's ultimate goal has been interplanetary travel and long term migration of people to Mars or other worlds and moons. Putting people [...]

From the Other Side – Poison Ivy: Gotham’s evolution of a female villian

Poison Ivy is one of Batman’s enemies who has endured the longest. She’s a notorious eco-terrorist who first appeared in Batman #181 in June 1966. Robert Kanigher created her character and based it on Bettie Page, who was an American model in the 1950s known for [...]

An Addict’s Review of “Rise of Iron”

Here we are again, Guardians. After several months of playing other games after we gobbled up every bit of content in the April update within a week, we are all back again in the Tower, in Crucible, and this time with a brand new (Gigantic) [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Apple’s HUGE Problem

When iOS 10 hit the masses two weeks ago, a few people took notice that Messages app's gif search was unfiltered and poorly executed. A kid was replying to her father and looked for a gif with the keyword of "huge" and in return explicit [...]

Book Review — Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt

I finally got around to reading Chuck Wendig’s Life Debt, the second in the Star Wars: Aftermath trilogy, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was much more pleased, entertained, and impressed with Life Debt than I was with the first installment. I’m sure that was [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Adjusting to iOS 10 – General Tips & Tricks

Change isn't always easy. iOS 10 went public last week and it wasn't smooth sailing for everyone. Several users tried to update over the air (OTA) when the clock struck and Apple pushed it live, only to be met with an iPhone in recovery mode. [...]

From The Other Side – Book Greats of Geek Culture (Part 1)

Some people would rather do anything than read a book, and others would rather read than do anything else. It's pretty safe to say you either love them or hate them. Yet, even with this dichotomy, books are still a part of life for everyone, [...]

Diversity in Geek Culture – What If We All Got Along?

This week, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. Half a century after Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future was introduced to the world on television screens, we as a civilization have achieved so much, failed at so much, and aspired to so much [...]

The PlayStation 4 Pro Creates More Problems Than it Solves

And there we have it, folks. The PlayStation 4 Pro and Slim models have officially been announced. The interim models of the Sony and Microsoft consoles are both about to be released into the world, but do we really need them at this point in [...]

Lightweek in Tech: 4K/UHD TV – Upgrade or Not?

Last month I made the switch to 4K - UHD (Ultra High Definition) from an early LED Samsung model. It was aged and was going to need to be replaced eventually and I was having some issues with some HDMI ports. I ended up getting [...]

40K Competitive Play (Interview with Matt Root)

Mike from Dragon-Fall here.  We are ramping up for our main Gaming Convention next month in the Chicago Suburbs.  In the spirit of that, I interviewed the winner of last year's Warhammer 40K Championship event, Matt Root.  For those of you that don't know, Warhammer [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Apple iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2

Today, Apple announced the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The most notable change comes with the removal of the headphone jack. We'll come back to this in a moment. Other changes include a new color, in addition to the gold, silver, rose gold and [...]

BBC America celebrating 50th anniversary of “Where No Man Has Gone Before”

BBC America is doing something special tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 8. On the night when most of America will be focused on the first NFL game of the 2016-2017 season, the British company will be recognizing the 50th anniversary of the airing of the first episode [...]

From the Other Side – Geek Culture Classic: Star Trek TNG

The Star Trek franchise has been in the news recently with the newest movie hitting theaters this summer and the recent 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series. Here is another somewhat lesser known but just as important fact about the franchise – next [...]

Xbox One Slim First Look

  Hey everyone, I finally got my hands on the new Xbox One Slim and wanted to give you my first thoughts. Initially, one can tell right away it’s gorgeous, at least in my opinion. I love the modern white finish with black accents on [...]

Lots of excitement down the road, i.e., the start of the 2016-2017 television season

For the television viewer, summer can be a relatively boring time because many shows are on hiatus. The networks air some new shows during the summer, but unless you enjoy watching a great deal of reality television, there isn’t much to see. To help weather [...]

You Are Not Prepared…NRDLY Presents: LEGION

  WELCOME BACK, LADIES AND GENTLENERDS! Chris here, been a while. I missed all of your fake glasses wearing faces. Sorry to be on such a long hiatus but I’m sure no one noticed due to the awesome other Nrds on board at the Nrdly [...]

From The Other Side — Why I want to (and don’t want to) be like Princess Leia when I grow up

Everyone -- boy or girl -- wants to be something when they grow up. Whether a fire fighter, police officer, astronaut, alien, space traveler, starship captain, superhero, car salesman or whatever, we’ve all spent time thinking about what we want to do when we reach [...]

Lightweek in Space: T-Minus One Year to Solar Eclipse 2017

As I type this, a year from now, I'll hopefully be in Nashville with Geof, Colin and some other friends I have there. We would've just finished viewing the totality of the solar eclipse and we're in the final partial phase as the Moon's disc [...]

Press Start: No Man’s Sky – Josh’s Journey #1

My ship repaired and in need of a hyperdrive, I tracked down an outpost where I was given a blueprint. I still needed the resources to finish it, but that was no problem. The planet and system I was in was rich in resources. Fuel [...]

Lightweek in…Gaming? No Man’s Sky!

This week brought us a much anticipated game in the form of No Man's Sky. A procedurally generated universe filled with alien life, flora and fauna, star systems and supposedly multiple galaxies. The goal, as I understand it, is to find the center of the [...]

Star Wars fans mourn the loss of Kenny Baker a.k.a R2-D2

On Saturday, the Star Wars franchise changed forever as Kenny Baker, the man who brought R2-D2 to life for millions of people all over the world, died. At three feet, eight inches tall, Baker was able to operate R2-D2 from inside the costume apparatus, giving [...]

From the Other Side — We weigh in on the eighth Harry Potter Story

It's a good time to be in geek culture. We're coming off a spring and summer movie season with numerous movies we'd been looking forward to for awhile -- X-Men Apocalypse, Captain America Civil War, Star Trek Beyond, and Suicide Squad. It's also a summer almost ten [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Windows 10 Anniversary Update

July 29th brought about the end of the free upgrade to Windows 10. Hopefully, if you wanted Windows 10, you managed to upgrade in time. I was quick to do my desktop in the first day or two it became available. Windows 8 was usable, [...]

From the Other Side — Wonder Woman and The Bionic Woman Team-Up?! Heck Yes!!

Growing up my Saturday morning television show watching revolved around one show – The Bionic Woman. The show was in reruns and aired around 7 a.m. on Saturdays. (To date, it is the only time I was anywhere close to being a morning person). I [...]

Rebels Preview: Season 3

Unless you’ve been living in a cave in the Jundland Wastes, you’re aware of all the teasers, sizzle reels, photos, panel discussions, and news coming out of Star Wars Celebration 2016 in London this past week. Among the heaps of exciting revelations, we were treated [...]

Time Capsule- Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Hello, fellow otaku! Welcome to the Time-Capsule, where we travel back and remember and discover old series and films that we missed, but TOTALLY should have checked out back in the day. For the first feature, I'm gonna dive into something that's been on my [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Smarter Cars

I've talked before about smarter homes, and I've talked about having CarPlay in my car. But I haven't really touched much on smart cars, or the newer technology in the cars we'll be seeing on the road sooner than later. Cars that can park themselves [...]

From the Other Side – “The Time Tunnel” a Geek Culture Classic

There are certain things that always get nerds or geeks excited – Star Wars, comic books, fantasy games, science fiction, etc. For me, it’s time travel. I don’t know why, but I have always been fascinated by the idea of time travel. Time paradoxes aside, [...]

Lightweek in Tech: iOS, watchOS & macOS Beta, Synergy!

Earlier this month, Apple release macOS and iOS 10 for public betas. One of the more useful features are the ones that bring them together…synergy. Like using your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac. Or browsing something on your iPhone on Narwhal (my Reddit app [...]

Overwatch: My New Addiction!

Mike from Dragon-fall here.  It is no secret that if I am to play a video game, 99% of the time it will be a First Person Shooter.  We have them all at the house.  Halo, Destiny, All the CoD, Battlefield, and Star Wars shooters.  [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Pokémon Go & Mr. Robot

Sorry for the delay folks, Lightweek will be back to normal next week. Super busy at my day job and I do this in my spare time. I took some time this weekend to catch up on some TV and by chance, this week is [...]

Why “Game of Thrones” is Lasting While “The Walking Dead” is Not: PART 2

  So, as we all know by now, the game of thrones appears to be coming to an end. Not the show, necessarily, but in Westeros. At least for now it appears to have reached a breaking point. What I'm referring to is that absolutely [...]

Lightweek in Space: NASA’s Juno Orbital Insertion

Last night, the spacecraft Juno successfully inserted into an orbit around Jupiter. To do so, it had to decelerate by 1200 mph to a speed that would maintain the velocity required to orbit. Orbiting anything is essentially falling around something. You travel fast enough laterally [...]

Why “Game of Thrones” is Lasting While “The Walking Dead” is Not

Originally written on 6/01/2016 after episode 6 "Blood of My Blood"  Well, here we are, in the middle of another Game of Thrones season. In many ways things are the same, Westeros is still full of douche bags we'd love to kill, Daenerys is making awesome speeches [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Apple MacBook 12″ (2016) Review

I went back and forth on what Mac to get as my next computer. I have a desktop I use for gaming that's giving me issues and I'm not exactly pleased with how Microsoft is handling their updates to Windows 10 in that they're forcing [...]

From the Other Side – Growing Up X-Files

Growing up in the 1990s, I didn’t have as many options for television shows or movies in terms of superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, and all other parts of geek culture. There was the Batman movie with Michael Keaton, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Star Trek: [...]

Who is “Dungeons and Dragons’ ” Most Iconic Villain Race?

Hey guys! Mike from DragonFall here.  We just finished up our 3.5 DnD campaign, and I ran my party through a rehashing of the classic DnD adventure Dwellers of the Forbidden City.  For those not familiar with this (shame on you!) it introduced a new [...]

Lightweek in Tech: iOS 10 Preview

Sorry Android users, more Apple talk today. You can check out what I had to say about the I/O 2016 event here. I've been using the iOS 10 developer preview for my iPhone 6S Plus for a few days now, but I haven't installed any [...]

Supergirl’s Superman has been revealed!

In its first season, Supergirl never showed Superman. He was there, but he only ever communicated with Kara through instant messages. If he came onto to the scene, you just saw glimpses of him. You never his face. Personally, I liked it that way because [...]

Infinity Human Sphere- Out Now!

Mike from Dragon-Fall here, if you saw my last article "Why We Wargame?" you will be familiar with one of the tenants that I talked about.  And that was the Background or Fluff, of a given system. Infinity is a 28mm squad based game published [...]

From the Other Side – DC Universe is starting over again

In the few years, I have been reading comic books, I’ve realized that the comics world never has a problem undoing the universes in which the superheroes live. The authors love to undo and re-do the deaths, fights, romances, and everything else that fills the [...]

An Otaku Music Primer

Hey Guys- Geof here, and I've got something different for The Otaku Den today. I'm a big fan of music, and it's no secret my love for otaku culture, so I thought I'd mix the two. Today's post is all about the artists I think [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Pre-E3 and WWDC Primer

With E3 and WWDC beginning today, last week was a pretty slow week. We got glimpses of hardware forthcoming like the codenamed "Neo" PS4 which will support 4K/UltraHD video. The PS4K (that's my nickname for it) won't be debuting at E3 however, they're waiting for [...]

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Review

Music documentaries have been around for a long time, but they’ve had a huge boom in popularity over the past few years, the likes of which we haven’t experienced since the 70’s and 80’s gave us classics like U2’s Rattle and Hum, The Band’s The [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Mobile Payments

Mobile payments are a thing that we've had access to for quite a while, but limited by deployment and market penetration. Google had NFC chips on phones way before Apple came along with their Apple Pay. We had Google Wallet, and they even had a [...]

From the Other Side – More Star Trek!!!

It’s that time again. What we’ve all been waiting for, time to delve in deeper to Star Trek. Why? Well, you all seemed to enjoy my last column about it, and the franchise recently released some goodies with the new television series and upcoming movie. [...]

You Gotta See This: The United States of Leland

  If you’re anything like me, you’ll agree that Ryan Gosling is one of the most underrated actors working today. He was often thought of as a just a pretty-boy actor until recent years, when he has consistently been proving that he’s so much more [...]

Lightweek in Space & Tech: Abbreviated Memorial Day Recap

Just a little less writing in this one guys and gals. Memorial day weekend is upon us, Google's I/O conference has worn off, Apple's WWDC is 2 weeks away. Space X landing on a barge is about to become commonplace. Things are pretty nominal this week. I [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Google I/O Thoughts

Last week, Google held their I/O conference. It's Google's developer get together, akin to Apple's WWDC. The first day of both events are usually reserved for a keynote that highlights a lot of things. Current projects, new software demos, hardware and new products....all of the [...]

From the Other Side – The Other Billion-Dollar Science Fiction Franchise that Begins with “Star”

At Nrdly, we love science fiction and fantasy. They are pretty much pre-requisites for what we do. I know you know we’ve made our love of Star Wars known. But did you know though that there is another super popular and culture changing science fiction [...]

Lightweek in Tech: My Smart Home Update

Last summer I took my first steps into making my home smarter with the Nest Thermostat. It was great with Android, granted I had to do some of my own work to make it do as I wished. But with the iPhone, not so much. [...]

Why We Wargame??

Why do we wargame? I had a chance to visit the Grand Daddy of all wargaming events this last month at Adepticon. Located in Chicagoland - this was their 14 year.  I have not heard official attendance yet, but it should set another attendance record.  [...]

From the Other Side – The Best Saturday of the Year!

There are two main things that get any comic book collector excited – the release of new comics and the discovery of old ones – and the only day of the year where both are available in excess is Free Comic Book Day. For those [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Summer Keynotes

I have to start off talking about Space X's latest launch and successful landing. The Stage 1 rocket landed successfully on the barge after coming down from a higher altitude, faster descent, and experiencing 4x the heat/friction from the atmosphere. Less fuel and only able [...]

Lightweek in Space: Mars Will Have Dragons

Lightweek is changing gears a little bit. It's moving from a bi-weekly column to a weekly spot. I'll have these slated for the same 10am slot, but on Mondays instead of Tuesdays and Fridays. Hopefully it gives news a chance to mature and let the topic marinate [...]

From the Other Side – It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Supergirl!

Wow! It has been a bit since my last From the Other Side column. I was on vacation (first one in three years), and the internet was spotty as I toured some of the West with my husband. While I was gone the inaugural season of [...]

Pearl Mackie is Doctor Who’s new companion, and her name is Bill

When I woke up on Saturday, I had a couple expectations and some plans for the day. I needed to go to the grocery store and the record store. I also expected to do some housework and catch up on some tv shows. Well, some [...]

Lightweek in Tech & Space: Lightning Round

With some downtime last week for Lightweek, I missed a few things that happened - here comes another Lightweek Lightning Round. Earlier last week, Canonical released their latest Long-Term Support (LTS) version of Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). LTS versions are supported with updates for 5 [...]

Lightweek in Tech: What’s in the Bag, Colin?!

In reality and fantasy, all the great heroes have swords or staves or some magic item they use to do badass things, but they all have another thing in common; bags, their gear setup. They all have some kind of arsenal besides their weapon that, [...]

Let’s talk about ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Hey otaku! Geof here, back with something I think we all need to discuss. There's been a lot of hype surround the upcoming Ghost in the Shell film. Starring Scarlett Johanson as Major Motoko Kusanagi, it's probably one of the most anticipated live-action anime films out [...]

Lightweek in Space and Tech: Forward Thinking

Friday, SpaceX's Falcon 9 stage 1 from their CRS-8 mission landed successfully on their drone ship, Of Course I Still Love You. It finally happened!! CRS-8 was SpaceX's 8th resupply mission to the ISS. It was their 5th attempt at drone ship landing. The day before, Tesla [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Review – iPad Pro (12.9″)

Doubling up on our effort here, Geof Kirby and I review the iPad Pro 12.9" from 2015. Last year, in the fall of 2015, Apple announced a new iPad, the iPad Pro. A 12.9" behemoth of a tablet. I liked it enough, but I wasn't in the [...]

From the Other Side – Wonder Woman’s rebirth in geek culture

I’ve been a fan of the DC Universe for a long time. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Those were always the big three for me. And of them, Wonder Woman has always been number one. Unlike Superman and Batman and many other stories in that [...]

Dark Souls gets a tabletop experience?!

Well, Dark Souls 3 is right around the corner. Bandai Namco's third entry into the punishing suicide simulator is, as always, one of the most anticipated games of the year. However, what happens when you love the Dark Souls world but you're not so much a fan of [...]

Damien: Worth Checking Out!

It always amuses me to see the parallels and "me too" attitude in Hollywood these days.  This is nothing new and can be tracked back before Armageddon and Deep Impact.  Oh Boy- Two movies about the end of the world coming about by a large [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Data Caps

Recently, I've been talking about cord cutting. There's one caveat to streaming that most anyone has to deal with: data caps. Most all ISPs (Internet Service Providers) utilize them in a means to keep users that don't bundle services or buy a TV subscription from [...]

Supergirl Recap – her world turned upside and inside out

Supergirl has taken a serious turn in the show’s last two episodes – Manhunter and World’s Finest – with Kara’s world being turned upside down and inside out. In other words, another villain emerges; Lucy Lane is back, in charge of the DEO, and working [...]

First Listen: BabyMetal “Metal Resistance”

Hey Guys! Geof here, your fearless leader and resident otaku, with something new and a little different for Nrdly. When we decided to create "The Otaku Den", we wanted it to be a celebration of all things Japanese culture, not just anime and manga. I [...]

Lightweek in Space: Catching Up

Hey Space. Been a little while. Tech's been booming with keynotes and presentations of updates, new products and software to come. Hell, they're bringing bash to Windows. We're here to talk space today....maybe a tiny bit of tech in regards to 3D printing. Early this [...]

Final Fantasy XV gets an ANIME SERIES?!

For anyone living under a rock, the JRPG world has been rocked with the announcement of the September 30 release date for the long awaited Final Fantasy XV. Having started the game many (MANY) moons ago, Square-Enix has decided to grace us with not just a [...]

Rebels Recap: Season 2, Episodes 16-18

If you’re not up to date on Star Wars: Rebels, you’ve really been missing out! I was in that category until this week, but I’ve caught up to bring you a summary of the past few episodes in preparation of the big finale. Here are [...]

Doctor Who finds a new streaming home!

When Netflix announced it was no longer going to offer Doctor Who, the cries of sadness were heard all over the world. Fans without cable or personal copies of the show would no longer be able to watch. And those who wanted to start watching [...]

Daredevil: Stop the Foggy Hate!

  Last week the second season of DareDevil launched on Netflix.  This you probably already know. What is amazing to me is that all of the media pundits have chimed in.  Most have summed up the season with the following critique: Incredible Martial Arts/ Stunt [...]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

As a lover of all things comic book related I, like most, was eagerly awaiting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice since I was a kid. This is a showdown I had seen in comic books, acted out with action figures, and played out over [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Review – XBox One Elite Controller

I've been fortunate in my adult life to be able to snag a few of the things I think I might enjoy. There's still more that I'd like to get than those that I do buy. Sometimes they're an impulse buy, other times they have [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Cord Cutting Revisit

As with many people my age, I'm a streamer. I don't pay for satellite or cable TV. Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, HBO Now and season passes are my go to means for entertainment. Well, they were. For a few years now, companies like Apple have [...]

Lightweek in Tech: About the Apple Event…

Yesterday, Apple held a keynote to Loop us in. Celebrating their 40th year, and hosting their last event at 1 Infinite Loop - their next keynote will come from their Spaceship (SPACESHIP!). Apple loves to play with emotional responses from their fans. They do it well. They [...]

From the Other Side – Women of Power edition

Marvel has made March its Women of Power month. Throughout it, Marvel Comics will feature Women of Power variant covers for some of its comic issues. Coupled with that, Marvel Games is also bringing more than 12 new female characters to many of its games [...]

Supergirl learns about forgiveness, her evil side, and everything else in between.

The last few episodes of Supergirl have been a continuous story arc which caused Kara to go through a lot of character development. She experienced extreme emotional lows and saw the true nature of many important people in her life. Let’s face it, every person [...]

Holonet Buzzfeed: Disney’s Star Wars Land

Holonet Buzzfeed is a brand new segment here at Nrdly, that focuses on all the latest news and facts coming straight from the Galactic Holonet.  If you are like us, we love to keep up with the newest and juiciest details going on in the [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Facebook Sponsored Messages – Opting Out

Facebook has started testing a new feature. One that lets businesses send us, users, messages or targeted advertising. I had heard a couple months back that Facebook was looking to start doing this, but that there'd be a couple of restrictions that didn't make me [...]

Jedi Artifacts: The Black Series Trooper 4 Pack

The newest artifact to be submitted into the archives (a.k.a my action figure shelf) comes to us from Hasbro's Black Series Line.  Now, you all should be very aware that the 6inch Black Series line is definitely my favorite action figure line to collect.  I [...]

Sony’s Playstation VR Will Be Out In October!

As announced yesterday, Sony’s PlayStation VR virtual reality device will be $400 and out this October. At $200 less than the competing Oculus Rift which launches later this month, this is a huge announcement. In comparison with the Rift, Sony's device works directly with the [...]

Holonet Buzzfeed + Beyond The Stars: In Memory of Tony Dyson

In this segment of Holonet Buzzfeed, we are burdened to say, that a great addition to the original Star Wars team has become one with the force.  Tony Dyson, the man responsible for bringing one of the most sassy and loyal companions in film history [...]

OK, Let’s DC THIS!

Because I’ve been a rabid Superman and Batman fan for as long as I can remember, I’ve always followed DC Comics more closely than Marvel even though I love characters and stories from both. So it feels weird to say I haven’t been excited about [...]

Holonet Buzzfeed: Darth Maul Apprentice Fan Film

If we know anything about Star Wars fans, it's that they sure can be creative when it comes to imitating or recreating the saga.  Wether it's in costume form or through fan films, fans dedicate their time and effort to create amazing love notes to Star Wars.  While [...]

Lightweek in Tech: What’s in the Bag, Bucky?!

Behold my world-traveled trusty backpack, a North Face Recon I've had since 2005. It's nothing super high-end, but for some reason this thing has withstood everyday use, hiking adventures, and many mission trips to developing countries. It has great storage space, good organization, a waterproof pocket, [...]

Rigger 5 Core Sourcebook- Out Now!

Rigger 5 Core Sourcebook- Out Now If you are a fan of paper and pencil Role Playing Games, then you are undoubtedly familiar with ShadowRun.  A staple in gaming since the early 90's, game publisher FASA developed 1.0 ShadowRun near the height of their company's [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Mobile March Madness

No, we're not talking basketball here. Talking smartphones and mobile OS madness. Two big events going on later this month and the fun has already kicked off. Earlier in another post I talked about Apple's developer preview for iOS9.3 which has been in the public [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Self Help and DIY

"Hello, IT. Have you tried turning it off and on again?" One thing there is never a shortage of, is people needing help with their smartphone or computers. Either someone has a virus on the family laptop, or typically a ton of adware and malware. [...]

Zootopia Review

If you know anything about me you'll already know that I am a huge fan of anything and everything Disney.  I have shirts, posters, Pop vinyls, and all sorts of other memorabilia.  Why yes, I am a fully grown 25-year-old man, thank you very much!  [...]

FASA: Return of the Gaming Icon!

  Do you recognize the above logo?  If you grew up in the 80's and were a gamer.... odds are that you do. As an older gamer- there were a few staples in the gaming diet when I was a kid.  (mid 80's to early [...]

Rebels Recap: S2E15 “The Honorable Ones”

  This is a very interesting episode in which Zeb and Agent Kallus are forced to work together to survive and end up understanding each other, even if just a little. It opens with the Ghost crew, complete with Rex, arriving at Geonosis to board [...]

From the Other Side 4 – Four gum balls and Yoda’s rubber head, i.e., Going to a comic book convention with a group of guys

I’ve always been a tomboy and seemed to be an outsider when it came to things girls are supposed to like. I played with Transformers more than Barbies. I liked to play soccer and baseball and football. I didn’t like ballet. I wasn’t scared to [...]

Rebels Recap: S2E14 “Homecoming”

When the Rebels realize their need for a carrier to stow their Phoenix Squadron fighters, they set out to steal one from the Imperials in orbit over Ryloth with help from Hera’s dad, Cham Syndulla. When they arrive, the Ghost crew is excited to meet the Clone [...]

Lightweek in Tech: What’s in the bag, Celia?!

Well, it’s my turn to share what’s in my bag of writing tools. If you’re expecting something super creative and girly, you’re going to be disappointed. I’ve always been more about practical than how cute or cool something looks, and I have a unique situation. [...]

Lightweek in Space: #yearinspace

Unless you've been living under a social media rock for the past year, you'll know that astronaut Scott Kelly has been spending a year in space....almost. 340 days actually. But for all intents and purposes, it's as close to a year that we'll get until [...]

Lightweek in Tech: There’s an App for That

Over the past few years I've had my time with both iOS and Android phones, plus a couple others. There's a few standout apps I've used and refuse to let go of. Sadly, there are a few I've had to give up in switching between [...]

You Gotta See This: Bone Tomahawk

Welcome to You Gotta See This, a new weekly feature about awesome movies that you may have missed.  This is really exciting for me because I love sharing great, under-seen movies with my friends and family and now I get to share them with you, [...]

Colony: Does Not Suck!

  No mystery:  I am a huge Sci-Fi fan and want to give every new show in the genre a fair shake. USA's Colony- while a rocky start and a "meh" is now a solid program that I look forward to every week. The show [...]

Overwatch closed beta is back and Chris is a sad panda..

GUYS, I am in such a conflict of emotion right now. I just saw Deadpool two times this weekend and it’s amazing and makes me the happiest man on the planet, but…. Overwatch is back and I didn’t get beta access…. The feels… It’s like [...]

From the Other Side 3 – More girls have video game consoles than guys? What??!!

Late last year, Pew Research Center released results from a survey it conducted about the devices adults use. These devices include smartphones, laptops, and gaming consoles. Some of the results were pretty mundane like what percentage of adults have a smartphone or a cell phone [...]

Ligthweek in Space & Tech: So Many Things!

Hey Nrdly readers, Josh is back! Props to Geof for holding down the Lightweek posts last week while I was down with some serious crud. We've got a few things to get caught up on and look forward to this week, so let's get started! [...]

The Witch Review

  As a huge fan of the horror genre, I was deeply intrigued when I saw the trailer for the film The Witch early last fall.  It was dark and moody and reminded me of the initial tone of 2004's ultimately disappointing The Village.  I [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Back Door Denial

Hey guys! It's Geof, back with another installment of Lightweek. Josh is still feeling like crap, so I'm taking over. There was some very interesting news in the world of tech this week, but arguably the biggest piece had to do with the conversation revolving [...]

From the Other Side 2 – Why the Princess Leia bikini scene is my favorite of the franchise

This year was a big one for geek culture because after 22 years we finally got Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens. Star Wars is one of the largest parts of geek culture, so it’s natural for any nerd to have a favorite part [...]

Rebels Recap – S2E13 “The Call”

Start with Star Wars, add a smidge of Star Trek, a dash of Dune, a drop of Doctor Who … this episode’s got a hint of something for sci-fi fans of any stripe. You’ve got your space divers, gas miners, a psychic blue-eyed beastrider — [...]

Rebels Recap: S2E12 “Legends of the Lasat”

On this episode, Zeb is surprised to learn he’s not actually the last survivor of his species — and that he’s the one prophesied about to show them the way to their new planet. After rescuing two Lasat from Imperial imprisonment thanks to a tip [...]

Lightweek in Tech: What’s in the bag, Geof?!

Hey guys! Welcome to another edition of  What's in the Bag?!, our bi-weekly look at the daily carries of all our Nrdly staff. It's your fearless leader, Geof, taking over for Josh (who's come down with a case of "teh suck" this week). I'll be running [...]

From the Other Side – An Introduction

Hello and welcome to the introduction of a new NRDLY column – From the Other Side. It’s a look at geek culture from the other side. In other words, it's from a girl’s perspective. It’s no surprise that geek culture has been geared more towards [...]

Jedi Artifacts: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary and Novel

The latest Star Wars loot that I have acquired comes to us from between the pages of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary and the novelization of The Force Awakens.  Many Trees died to bring us these amazing artifacts, and for that we [...]

Big Plans for Destiny!

Destiny has always been an interesting beast. It's a game that, since first announced, I expected to change the way we see multiplayer games on consoles. What was supposed to be a truly original story and storytelling experience, coupled with deep character progression and MMO mechanics [...]

Beyond The Stars: Adam Driver

By now, Adam Driver has become a household name amongst Star Wars fans.  We know him as the dangerous and fiery villain of the newest installment to the Star Wars universe, The Force Awakens, but to some fans and movie goers Adam Driver might have [...]

Lightweek in Space: Gravitational Waves

Yesterday it was announced that gravitational waves had been detected...again? This time the experiment to detect them looks incredibly solid as a method to test the theory of their existence. It's generally agreed upon that they do exist, but so far, we've not had any real [...]

New Warhammer 40K Mega

Mike from Dragon-Fall, here.  In this article I outline some of the coming soon items onto the tabletop scene. 40K Mega releases- GW is releasing a new army supplement for Warhammer 40K: Lots of expectations for the new Space Wolves. As with some of the [...]

Supergirl fights for her real family

Family is complicated. Even if you love your family and have a good relationship with them, there are times when it can still be a complex situation. The latest episode of Supergirl – For the Girl Who Has Everything – gives new light to these [...]

Episode 28 – Verily, Amongst the Stars!

The one where the Kirby boys break down the geeky trailers from Super Bowl 50, and talk to Shakespearean Star Wars author, Ian Doescher! To purchase any of Ian's books, you can follow this link to Amazon and support his writing career.    

Lightweek in Tech: Facebook, Advertising and Adblock

I've begun to use Facebook less and less over the past few months. Most of my social posts coming from other platforms, pushing from Instagram or Twitter mostly. I find myself feeling like it does less and less for me as a social network. It [...]

Jedi Artifacts: Asajj Ventress and Pre Vizsla

By this point you have now realized that everyone here at Nrdly is an uber geek.  Many of these uber geeks have massive collections of goods that they have collected from their favorite universes.  Jedi Artifacts is a new Nrdly segment where we get to [...]

Lightweek in Tech: What’s in the bag, Josh?!

"What's in the bag?!" is a new series we're doing in Lightweek. Focusing on the tech, gadgets and whatchamacallits that us here at Nrdly use day to day. Either while we're writing, we're working at our day jobs, or things we carry with us every [...]

Weekly Recap – Star Wars: Rebels – S2E11 “The Protector of Concord Dawn”

If you’re a fan of dogfighting, Mandalorians, or dogfighting Mandalorians, this episode was fun. After discussion with Captain Rex and Commander Sato, Hera leads Phoenix Squadron to the Concord Dawn system to ask permission from the Mandalorian Protectors who guard it for permission to route [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Cord Cutting and Sports

One of the biggest problems with cutting the cord is how to watch sports, namely football. The easiest ways to watch it are simply to pick up a cable or satellite subscription as having one really enhances your ability to stream the games you probably [...]

The Shannara Chronicles, Tolkien Lite or Arborlon 90210?

Fantasy’s hot right now. I get it. Everyone wants their piece of the pie. With HBO's Game of Thrones garnering their highest ratings of all time, any network would love to jump on the bandwagon. So let me get this out of the way. I [...]

Weekly Recap – Star Wars: Rebels – S2E10 “A Princess on Lothal”

YES, it’s the princess you’re thinking of; it’s a Leia adventure on Rebels, guys! This show has already proved itself to be a great link to tie Clone Wars and the prequels to The Original Trilogy, and this just takes that up a notch. Plus [...]

Breath of Fire III Coming To PSN

JRPG fans get pumped...or maybe mildly enthused. The 3rd installment of the classic BOF franchise is coming to the US, albeit digitally, and only for PSP, Vita and Playstation TV. While not having the clout or pedigree of, say, Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest, BOF [...]

Lightweek in Space: Per Aspera ad Astra

Per aspera ad astra, or "through hardships to the stars". This collective week and coming days in manned spaceflight for NASA is a difficult and somber one, historically speaking. 30 years ago yesterday (1/28/86) the shuttle Challenger broke apart shortly after liftoff. On February 1, 2003 the shuttle [...]

Lightweek In Tech: Apple Review Medley

Just as the title says, this is a mini review buffet of some satellite Apple/iOS products I've been using lately. Since Christmas I've been accumulating stuff as a single, nerdy male does. Some go out, some stay in and buy gadgets. Gadgets are cheaper and generally less of [...]

State of Wargaming: End of 2015

We live in fantastic times, and our fascination and hobby within Table Top Wargaming is no exception. Now that GenCon and Black Friday have come and gone, we can reflect on the state of table top wargaming. 2015 was a solid year. Many releases and [...]

Footage released of the new Wonder Woman movie

I’ve been nervous about the new Wonder Woman movie since I heard about it. I’m a huge Wonder Woman fan and have avidly followed the character since I first saw Lynda Carter in the Wonder Woman television show from the 1970s. People have tried unsuccessfully [...]

Filming on “Assassin’s Creed” Has Wrapped!

Filming has finished ahead of Ubisoft's release of Assassin's Creed in December of this year. The head of content Azaïzia Aymar posted a photo on Twitter confirming that the last shot was taken on January 15. We still have a long road ahead of us [...]

Lightweek in Space: Finding Sea Legs

Sunday SpaceX launched amidst a heavy west coast fog. You couldn't really see the rocket in the launch cameras. Nothing really until it got higher in altitude anyways. They launched the JASON-3 satellite. Sent into a polar orbit, its mission is to survey ocean heights. [...]

Lightweek in Space: But Why?

"Why space? What's so great about it all? A bunch of stars, some dust...meh." If you asked me, straight up, why I like space, I'd probably start laughing and say something sarcastic because I mean, have you seen space? Seriously. It's freaking incredible. It's vast. It's infinite. [...]

Lightweek in Tech: iOS Betas!

Today Apple released some new iOS updates to their developer beta channel. iPhones, Watches, AppleTVs, CarPlay...they all get some love here. We'll take a look at all of them here. First up: iOS 9.3 for iPhone. The big feature update is the addition of Night [...]

Lightweek in Tech: A Smarter Home

CES will be winding down today, but the big take away is smarter gadgets and tech for your home. Ceiling fans that fold into Apple's HomeKit or Google's Weave and Brillo systems. A new WiFi standard built to use less energy and send less data [...]

Xbox Chief Vows Console Is Key

In the battle for next gen console supremacy, everyone knows PS4 has trounced X1 in overall sales. And, friendly feud Colin and I have going aside, they are of course, both great systems. But head of Xbox One Phil Spencer hasn't surrendered just yet. As [...]

Oculus Rift Pre-Sale, $600 Is Just The Start

Happy New Year Nrdly-ites, Layne here and I've missed you. Many of you know I am also a musician and let me just say, this past holiday season was an absolute cracker gig-wise. But, now I'm back and on the prowl for the latest and [...]

Lightweek in Everything: A Look Back & Forwards

With the holidays fully behind us, we can get back to delivering y'all the Nrdly goodness you've enjoyed in 2015. This being the first week of a month, I'd try to do a Heads Up post, but I'm taking the opportunity to try and look [...]

Blizzard has done it again. Enter, Overwatch.

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG I GOT OVERWATCH BETA AND ITS AMAZING! You know who it is Nrds, Chris is coming at you with some Overwatch nonsense. First of all sorry for the hiatus, I’ve been moving and extremely busy with work for “The Man” [...]

Our fearless leaders were featured on local TV news!!

So it's official: Star Wars is OUT!! Colin and Geof were in line for a full 24 hours, and was brutal. When time got closer, some of our local news channels in Nashville arrived, and the Kirby boys were interviewed! You can check it [...]

Lightweek Gift Guide: The Droids You’re Looking For

As I type this, the Kirby's are enjoying The Force Awakens. Christmas is a week away, and while it may be a little too late for anyone to snag these gifts for you - you might be able to get them for yourself. Treat yourself. If you're needing [...]

Star Wars: A True Story

Star Wars is so much more to me than movies, books, games, toys, collectibles, comics, and conventions. The wonderful thing is it's really all that and more. Much has been said about its profound worldwide influence on filmmaking, modern fiction, merchandising, and culture itself (the Kirbys [...]

“The Force Has Awakened, Can You Feel It?”

Ladies and Gentlemen, It is almost here. Episode seven is within reach. It’s so close, I can almost taste those little blue drinks at the Mos Eisley Cantina. I have been waiting for this day for 11 years, and now, it is two days away. [...]

Star Wars Saves the Day

Imagine this … you’re a six-year-old girl who’s had a bad day. School was hard, and your siblings were annoying. Then your dad comes home from work with a VHS copy of Return of the Jedi that he had rented from either Errol’s Video (or [...]

Episode 21 – The Nrd Awakens

There's not much to say about this one: the boys have one final speculation session before "The Force Awakens". No spoilers here!

Lightweek in Space: A Galaxy Far, Far Away

I was having lunch with my dad today, and we were talking about Episode VII and how I would love for my friends in social media to keep it spoiler free for a few days at least. Never have I been so excited and anxious [...]

Michael Fassbender is totally an “Assassin’s Creed” dork and it’s perfect.

Hey guys! Long time, no see. With the stress of finding a new job, buying a car, and staying financially stable, I've been forced to take a step back from the frontlines of Nrdly lately. I've been hard at work behind the scenes with Geof planning [...]

If you’re not watching “The Expanse” you’re missing out

In a fit of boredom this weekend, I scrolled over to Syfy on my OnDemand service. In my search, I came across a new show I had heard about, The Expanse. After checking out the first episode, I'm hooked. Before I get into it, I want [...]

Supergirl – What to know before the last episode of the year

Supergirl has one more episode left to air before taking a break until January, and so far her story seems to be building and laying the foundation for a solid freshman season. Before the final episode this year airs on Monday, here are some important [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Holiday Gift Guide 3.0

Hey guys and gals, it's time for our third gift guide. If you need to see what I mentioned previously, here's the first and second guides. It's getting down to the wire - I'm only doing one more guide after this one. Let's go! Under $100 [...]

Recap: Star Wars: Rebels – S2 Episodes 7 and 8

S2E7 - Stealth Strike Ezra is on a mission with Commander Sato to find out what happened to one of their missing patrols when he senses a premonition that something is going wrong (safe to say he "has a bad feeling about this"). Just then, [...]

NRDLY Weekly Update #5

What's up, guys! I'm back and rested from a great holiday break, but I am ready to give you the run down once more. We're getting into the thick of the big winter premieres. From Krampus to Star Wars, this month is going to be [...]

Recap: Doctor Who S9E12- A Hell of a Way to End the Season

Doctor Who is like wine and cheese. It gets better with age and the longer it is on the air, as shown in the conclusion of the last season with the episode, Hell Bent. This episode has all elements I’ve grown to love about The [...]

Episode 20 – Original Trilogy Edition

The one where the Kirby boys continue Star Wars Month, this time talking about their love for the original trilogy, with a hint of things to come in Episode VII. Email us at and let us know what YOU'RE doing for Episode VII! We'll feature [...]

Lightweek in Space: Venus Occultation

I write these the day before they're published so I was still in November's mindset when I wrote last Tuesday's post. Should've been a head's up post and not a regular Lightweek. My apologies, because unless you're in the know already, you missed this morning's [...]

What to know before The Doctor Who season finale

The last two episodes of Doctor Who – Face the Raven and Heaven Sent – have been the best of the season and possibly the series. The best though could still be yet to come with the season finale being mere hours away. After watching [...]

(UPDATED!) Konami officially hates Hideo Kojima

UPDATE 12/15: Word has finally reached the public that Hideo Kojima has finally left Konami Studios, formed his own studio and is now in talks with Sony Entertainment. Well, that was fast! The break wasn't exactly clean, as Konami is now one of the least liked [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Happy Festivus From the Rest of Us

It's round two of our holiday gift guides! If you missed the first round, check it out. Last weekend was Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but there's still time for some shopping to be done for the geeky folk in your life. Under $100 Do [...]

Peter Jackson strongly implies he will direct an episode of Doctor Who

I’ve been watching Doctor Who for a long time – when I was a kid I would stay up late on the weekends and watch the classic episodes with my dad – so, I’ve seen a lot with it. Very little though has me more [...]

Retrospective: My Love For “Sly Cooper” Part 2

Tyler here! I’m back with the second part of my Sly Cooper Review. We left off with Bentley crippled and Murray gone. So to do more of a review and not so much going through the story, let’s recap the past two games. Gameplay-wise, the [...]

Episode 19 – Midichlorians and You

The one where the Kirby boys kick off the month of Star Wars with an in-depth analysis of why the Prequel Trilogy is so divisive. They also mention Michael Jackson, and read a Facebook post.

Lightweek in Tech: Asus C201 Chromebook Review

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and maybe scored some good deals this weekend.  While I didn't do any Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping, I did order a new Chromebook. The Asus C201. And while we haven't gotten to do any real attempts at reviews [...]

New “Star Wars” TV Spot Focuses on Kylo Ren

While everyone else was scarfing down turkey and fixins yesterday, Disney was hard at work giving us all a special surprise: A NEW STAR WARS TRAILER!! I know we said "no more Star Wars news/speculation", but man...I just can't help myself. Super sweet right? This [...]

Lightweek in Space & Tech: Superfish, by Dell

Doing a combo of space and tech these next few Tuesday Lightweeks until the Christmas posts have had their run. Let's kick it off with Dell. This morning on Reddit, user rotorcowboy discovered that newer Dell XPS (and now Inspiron) laptops ship with a self-signed [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Winter Solstice

Starting with Lightweek, all of our writers here at Nrdly are focusing on some Christmas list ideas for you guys and gals that might need some suggestions. We'll talk up some of our favorite things we have, or want. So much want. So be sure [...]

NRDLY Weekly Update #4

Hey guys! Sorry about not having much content lately. I just got back from Seattle and the trip was pretty crazy. But now that I'm back, I can let you guys know what’s going on in the movie and TV world once more. For the [...]

Recap: Doctor Who S9E9 “Sleep No More”

WARNING: This recap will not have all the details from the latest episode of Doctor Who, but it will have spoilers. Doctor Who’s latest episode, Sleep No More, left me wanting more. Despite being the first found footage episode ever and the first ever episode [...]

Weeping Mannequins in Black Ops 3

So, I'm working hard on my Black Ops 3 review along with Fallout, and in the meantime I figured I'd put a couple of small things out there. I've been playing multiplayer extensively, and with the Nuk3town map in the chaos moshpit playlist, I've successfully kept a high [...]

Lightweek in Space & Tech – Pulsars and Pushbullet

Last week, the Fermi Satellite detected a Gamma-ray pulsar, which isn't unusual as that's one of its functions. However, this was the first time we observed a Gamma-ray pulsar from beyond our own galaxy. This one came from the Large Magellanic Cloud, about 163,000 lightyears away [...]

“Prometheus 2” Gets a New Title, Official Synopsis

I don't know about you, but I freakin LOVED Prometheus, Ridley Scott's first foray into the Alien universe in decades. I felt it stayed true to the original universe, while giving us something new, fresh, and...interesting. A lot of people called in confusing (and they're probably right), [...]

Potential Info On Kylo Ren’s Saber?!

Okay...I know I said no more Force Awakens news, but this isn't really...spoilery. More just...nice to know. An image was uncovered this weekend and posted to the sub-reddit r/StarWarsLeaks  (read at your own peril) concerning Kylo Ren's saber, and it delicious: There's all sorts of coverage [...]

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Gets a New Teaser

Around Nrdly HQ, I'm known for two things: being the office joke for standing by the PS Vita, and my love for anime. You can say what you like, but I've loved every Gundam series that's ever been released (except for the horrible live-action attempt, G-Savior). [...]

AltspaceVR Announces online D&D Portal

One of the most visible online services out right now for virtual reality, AltspaceVR, has announced a new Dungeons and Dragons portal that looks pretty slick. Aspiring DMs can create an account, load their 'battlegrid,' manage character sheets and either find a party needing an [...]

Jessica Jones series premieres this week on Netflix

I hadn’t heard of Jessica Jones before Netflix announced it was doing another series on a Marvel superhero. After seeing the most recent trailer for the series, I was pumped. Like the Daredevil series, the show looks gritty and dark (maybe even more so than [...]

Real Life Tekken Moves!

Word on the street is that another Tekken movie may be in development soon. So stuntman Eric Jacobus took it upon himself to meticulously recreate full move sets from character Lei Wulong from the legendary martial arts fighting franchise. It looks amazing...and exhausting! You can [...]

More news about Clara’s exit from Doctor Who

I knew Steven Moffatt had a plan! In some of the latest news about this season of Doctor Who and Clara’s impending exit from the show, Peter Capaldi (who we should all know as the 12th Doctor) has just released some information during a radio [...]

All Aboard the Poop Train: Tales from the Borderlands

Hey guys! So here at NRDLY, we all have our general area of expertise, mine being movies, but we all love everything nrdy, and today I’m here to bring you guys a review of Tales from the Borderlands. During GMX, the guys told me about [...]

Weekly Recap – Star Wars: Rebels – S2E5 “Wings of the Master”

This one was just plain fun and a great excuse to show off the awesomeness of Hera’s flying capabilities and the B-Wing prototype she pilots in this episode. As a long-time particular fan of the B-Wing (since the B-Wing expansion pack to X-Wing in 1993), [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Compact Edition

Prefacing this Lightweek by saying I'm out of town right now and haven't been able to keep up with everything going on in technology this week. With that and how busy I've been prepping for this week, this Lightweek will be a little shorter than [...]

Weekly Recap – Star Wars: Rebels – S2E4 “Brothers of the Broken Horn”

(I’m late with this one as I was out of the country last week. Your forgiveness is appreciated) This episode presents some adventure and character development for Ezra Bridger wherein he struggles between being a soldier or a Jedi, a scoundrel or a hero. I [...]

Doctor Who Recap: The Zygon Invasion & The Zygon Inversion

I keep waiting for the ball to drop … I thought this week would be it, but once again Moffatt showed no one really knows what is going on even when we think we do.  This entry will have spoilers, but I’m not going to get into [...]

Patch 2.4.0 Out Now For Diablo III!

Well, Blizzard is still breathing new life into a game that has been out since 2013 and, in my opinion, doing a great job at it. Patch 2.4.0 for the epic hack n slash - slash - action rpg is a self-described 'monstrous patch' full [...]

No More Spoilers for “The Force Awakens”

Hey guys! So this week has been a pretty epic week for news regarding The Force Awakens, spread by Entertainment Weekly. While I have no problem with what they've revealed (it's all from J.J. himself), I wanna say that here at Nrdly we're gonna avoid [...]

PS Vita Dragon Quest/Minecraft Mash-Up?

Anyone that knows me as a gamer knows my first foray into JRPGs was the original Dragon Quest series on NES, known here in the U.S. as Dragon Warrior. I can't stress enough that this franchise paved the way for my deep love of RPGs [...]

May The Force Be With You, Daniel.

  Hey, guys. Today I write with a heavy heart since Daniel Fleetwood, also known as Force Daniel, has passed away last night. If you haven’t heard his incredible story, he was diagnosed with a rare form of tissue cancer called Spindle Cell Carcinoma. He [...]

Lightweek In Space: Atmosphere on Mars and UFOs

Last week NASA and their MAVEN team announced some Mars news regarding its atmosphere. It pretty much confirmed what we already theorized. That Mars was losing atmosphere due to solar wind, and it's happening because Mars has no electromagnetic field protecting it like we have [...]

J.J. Abrams talks to Wired about “The Force Awakens”

We’re thirty-eight days away from experiencing the joy of a new Star Wars film, and the excitement is building to critical mass. Fandango was crashed, thousands have been spent by fans worldwide so far, and fans are rabidly gobbling every snippet of information they can [...]

PIXELS: Why Are You So Bad?

Adam Sandler, back in the 80s and 90s, was a movie master. He was one of the untouchables in the comedy world. But with his newest film, he disappointed me one pixel at a time. And not even in HD. One of his newest movies, [...]

Recap: Supergirl S1E2 – The Power of Teamwork

Supergirl’s second episode Stronger Together is aptly titled as it focused on teamwork and those who Kara chooses to surround her with as Supergirl.  Rather than giving a straight rundown of what happened in it, I’m going to hit some of the high points so [...]

BlizzCon 2015 Opens Today!

Blizzard Entertainment is all a-bluzz (that was on purpose) as BlizzCon 2015 starts today in Anaheim, CA. Bill Murphy over at is blogging throughout the weekend and you can check out his take on Day 0 as well as follow him all weekend here. [...]

“Warcraft” Is Coming, And You Need To Get Ready

And here we are on Friday, November 6th. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has released officially, but more importantly, WE HAVE THE TRAILER FOR WARCRAFT. I'll give you guys a minute to check it out. OH. MY. GODS. So, I'm just saying, Travis Fimmel [...]

New Japanese “Star Wars” Trailer Shows Us More, and Nothing

This morning there was something special us Star Wars fans awoke to: A NEW FREAKIN TRAILER!! The Walt Disney Japan youtube channel unveiled the international trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and boy is it a doozy. In addition to footage we've seen before, [...]

Lightweek in Tech: Cutting The Cord

For many people, especially people around my age and younger, paying $100+ for a TV package is a burden that outweighs the product paid for. Sure, you can DVR things until you want to watch them, or you can opt for a different kind of [...]

Power Rangers Movie To Be Released 2017

So if you had a childhood, you grew up watching the Power Rangers whenever you could. Saturday morning, after school, before church, it doesn't matter. We all had at least one action figure we played with until it literally fell apart. For many of us, this [...]

Fox News Guilty of Nerd-shaming “Star Wars” fans

Everyone's favorite TV bullies, Fox News, are back, this time with some good ole fashioned nerd-shaming. So here's the story: Neil Cavuto (there's your first clue) had two people on his show recently to talk about the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens that debuted during Monday [...]

Mass Effect Surprises for N7 Day?

Bioware has hinted at something new for Mass Effect fans for N7 Day coming up Nov 7th. Now, they say it's not about Andromeda, but any news is good news if you love the franchise, right? Supposedly 'they're some surprises that we're sure you'll enjoy.' [...]

We Get Our First Image Of Benedict Cumberbatch In “Doctor Strange”!

Well, it hasn't been long, but since principal photography has just started on Marvel's brand new film Doctor Strange, we've already got a leak! Seriously, this is one Marvel movie I absolutely cannot wait for, I'm so over the top excited that it should be considered [...]

TV Recap: Doctor Who Season 9 So Far

We’re just over halfway through season nine of Doctor Who, and it has already thrown us some curveballs, “aha” moments, and some did they really just do that? For the sake of time, I’ve compiled some of the best and not so best things about this season [...]

NRDLY Weekly Update #3

Hey guys! I’m back with this week’s Movie/TV Update. Sorry it is a little late, I am still trying to catch up from GMX this weekend. Nonetheless, we have one EPIC movie and two other okay ones along with the premier of Elementary on CBS. [...]

Weekly Recap – Star Wars: Rebels – S2E3 “Always Two There Are”

Mild spoilers follow. This was a great episode! We got some adventure, eerie suspense, and an ominous surprise during this story wherein the crew follows intel supplied by new crew member Rex to an abandoned Republic medical facility for a supply run. When Ezra, Zeb, [...]

Holiday Shopping: Epic Loot Required!

We know it's early, but we're getting a head start on our Nrdly Holiday Shopping Guide. Chris brings us the first installment for the PC/console gamers in your life. What’s up everyone, it’s your dude Chris here about to come at you with some sweet [...]

Lightweek In Space: Head’s Up! November, Plus the ISS!

Unfortunately, November isn't quite as feature filled as October was. Only two really noteworthy events, but they're both meteor showers. Hopefully, the weather will play nice, and the Moon can be a factor during parts of these shower peaks. Fortunately, NASA is celebrating 15 years of [...]

Weekly Recap – Star Wars Rebels – S2E2 “Relics of the Old Republic”

  Continuing the story from the previous episode, the Imperials arrive on Seelos under the command of Admiral Konstantine and Agent Kallus to destroy the rebels and the 501st remnant. As promised, Rex gives Ezra information about strategic Republic locations, but Ezra is not dissuaded [...]

$299 PS4 With Free Game at Sam’s Club Nov 14!

Not to be outdone by MS's Black Friday Xbox One deal, Sony is releasing limited quantities of PS4s at Sam's Clubs for $299 plus a free game on November 14th only, user Ribbercage over at Cheap Ass Gamer revealed via a leaked flyer. Whether the [...]

Blood Week: The Ten Scariest Characters in Film

As we continue Blood Week, we are gonna explore the world of horror. Geof gave us a list of the best movies, Colin the best games, and now I will dive into the best horror characters/villains ever created. Over the years, we have had some [...]

RIP ChromeOS? Say It Isn’t So!

Yesterday, word got out that Google was ending ChromeOS as it was and will be looking to merge it with Android, but there's new info (rumored) out this morning stating that ChromeOS isn't going anywhere, but Android will move onto laptops. If the former is [...]

Review: DragonBall Z: Resurrection F

Any self-respecting anime fan knows about a little series called DragonBall Z. Released in the 90’s, and popularized here in America in the early 2000’s by Toonami, DragonBall Z has become a geek culture icon. The series (henceforth referred to as DBZ) has garnered critical [...]

Nrdly Blood Week: My Favorite Horror Video Games

In this world, we have an overload in the video game industry. It seems as though every three months there's a new genre obsession. MMOs, horror, first-person shooters, survival horror, the list goes on. With the popularity and strength of Steam on computers, almost anyone [...]

‘My Avatar Friend,’ Nintendo’s First Smart Phone Offering

As promised, Nintendo has unveiled details for their first game app for smart phones entitled 'Miitomo,' a hybrid of the name for customize-able player avatars used with the Wii and Wii U console systems and the Japanese word 'tomo' meaning 'friend.' At first, I was [...]

NRDLY Blood Week: Goosebumps Review

"Hello. My name is R.L. Stine. Every story ever told can be broken down into three parts. The beginning, the middle, and the twist." This weekend I got to go see Jack Black kick ghost butt in his newest movie Goosebumps. I have to say [...]

Nintendo Enters Smartphone Game App Market…FINALLY

Even with slumping sales over the course of the last several years, Nintendo, at one time the darling of the video game world, refused to enter the smartphone game. For what reason, no one knows. Maybe they were like music industry moguls in the 80s [...]

Destiny Player Solos Crota With Rockband Drum kit. Watch It.

As you all should know by now, the gaming community as a whole plays host to some fantastic characters. Destiny in particular, has some of the craziest antics of the last few years. Throwing Atheon off a cliff, surfing on a speeder bike with headshotting an enemy on [...]

NRDLY Blood Week: Bungie Brought Halloween Spirit To Destiny!

So, if you've logged into Destiny the last two days, you (hopefully) have noticed the "Festival of the Lost" event taking place in the Tower. A wonderful Halloween themed event that Bungie has thrust upon us, it goes for two weeks starting 10/26. So log on, choose [...]

Lightweek In Space: Cassini Takes a Dive

This is an especially exciting week in space. We're sending the Cassini spacecraft into Saturn's moon Enceladus' water plume on the 28th. That sounds weird, I know, but some moons have volcanic activity, and some of those moons are covered in water or more specifically, [...]

“Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate” Comes Out Swinging!

So, it's that time of year again. Assassin's Creed is upon us, gracing us with its presence, and I couldn't be happier. One of my all-time favorite video game franchises (I have the Assassins symbol tattooed on my arm, I'm hopeless) has been down on its luck [...]

Lightweek in Everything

These past few days have offered me many topics to write about so I'm going to try and touch on as many as I can. Lightning Round Lightweek! First up, tech stuff. Canonical, the company behind the popular Linux distribution "Ubuntu" (and more) released v15.10, [...]

We Made It To The Future!

Congratulations! You have made it to the day Marty McFly visited while traveling to the future to save his kids. This is a pretty epic day being celebrated in the best way possible. I will go over the movie itself, Back to the Future Part [...]

Engadget Review: Xbox One Elite Controller

I have to admit, when I first received my One last year I was less than impressed with the stock controller. It felt less solid than its older, supposedly less-advanced brother from the 360. Not that it was cheap, it just didn't have the heft [...]

Weekly Recap- Star Wars: Rebels – S2E1 “The Lost Commanders”

**SPOILERS FOLLOW** The first episode of this new season kicks off with action as the Ghost crew flees from the Empire and Ahsoka advises them to seek out an old commander friend of hers on a remote planet. She gives them the head of a [...]

Great Scott! USA Today Prints Page From Movie Franchise

In what can be seen as a brilliant marketing play, USA Today has released their October 21st, 2015 edition with the actual front page which Marty reads in Back To The Future II. We'll see how this translates into hard copy sales, collectors, hurry and [...]

Xbox One Bundle $299.99 Black Friday Deal has spilled that Dell will be offering an amazing Black Friday deal on the 500GB Xbox One core system with full Gears of War download and Fallout 4 (hard copy) as well as an extra controller.  Those wanting to get into the latest gen [...]

Good Guy….Facebook? Security and More

Kicking off the day in my news feed was an article about Facebook looking to start warning users about unusual account activity. It's meant to warn you about an attempt at breaching your account, but not like someone guessing your password, phishing your info or [...]

The Final Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

We got our breakdown of the trailer uploaded! Check it out below: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's happened: the final trailer. In a special moment during this week's Monday Night Football, we got a glorious look at the new Star Wars trailer, and's a beauty. Well...what do you [...]

NRDLY Movie/TV Weekly Update

Hey guys! As you all now, I am your Movie/TV guru and I’m actually gonna start giving you guys weekly updates on what to expect in that department! I will give you the rundown on what to watch on TV and what movie to see. [...]

Star Wars Trailer Premieres Tomorrow Alongside Ticket Sales!

  So we're now...two months away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and as if we weren't freaking out enough, they decided to spring this beautiful official poster on us, along with the news that during Monday night football tomorrow, a new trailer [...]

From 0 to 70 in 66 Secs.

I grabbed Diablo III when it first came out for Xbox 360 a few years ago and enjoyed it immensely, building a Monk to level 60ish. Then the Reaper Of Souls DLC came out and gave it even more shelf life. I've really loved a [...]

Speculate Skeptically

Man, this week has been all about space. Nothing against technology, and I'm in no way complaining. Space is infinite and the possibilities for discovery are endless. We'll get back to tech and the scheduled programming next week - I get excited about space stuff as easy [...]

The Visit Movie Review

So I went and saw The Visit a few weeks ago and I was pretty impressed. Shyamalan is a movie genius, but he hasn’t had a good, creepy one in a while. This was absolutely it. Totally left me weirded out at so many points. If [...]

Gamera Returns For 50th Anniversary

It's no secret Pacific Rim is an unabashed Kaiju love letter from Guillermo Del Toro, so no doubt he'll be pretty pumped for the new Gamera reboot whose trailer Kadokawa Daiei Studios' senior managing director Tsuyoshi Kikuchi and producer Shinichiro Inoue just recently debuted at [...]

Overwatch’s Beta Finally Starts on the 27th! Thank You Blizzard

Finally, we're getting some news on Blizzard's brand new team-based shooter/Pixar FPS, Overwatch. It was announced today that it's actually entering into a public beta test on October 27th for PC, and Blizzard said it will admit a "small number of testers" into a closed [...]

Stephen Colbert had THE greatest musical guest…..EVER.

On last night's The Late Show Stephen Colbert flexed his geek muscle and had the greatest musical guest in the history of late night television. Yes. The Zelda Orchestra performed. I mean...incredible, right?! The Zelda Orchestra is currently touring around the country, spreading geeky musical joy [...]

Get The Hell To Mars! A How-To

NASA wants to put humans on Mars, but there's a lot of hurdles in the way. This week NASA detailed its plan for overcoming some of them. First is Earth Reliance, starting with work currently being done on board the International Space Station. The ISS [...]

Episode 13 – Such Anime. Many Fan-Service.

The one where the boys discuss the current state of anime, and pine for the good ole days.  

Retrospective: My Love For “Sly Cooper” Part 1

What’s up guys! It’s Tyler. I am here to bring you a review on a game that started all of this. It started my passion for games and movies. When I was 4, my parents bought me “Sly Cooper: The Thievius Raccoonus”, and it was [...]

The ‘Lost Scripts’ of Star Wars

I have a mystery I want solved. A little later I'm going to put the call out to you, Nrdly faithful, and I want you to answer. But for now I'm going to take you back to what could have been any lunch room table [...]

Thorn Is Dead! (Or This Week In Destiny)

So with the release of The Taken King, Bungie seems to have almost rebranded their "shared-world shooter"/RPG completely. Obviously the weekly grind still remains, but gone are the days of intense grinding with your friends that made you question why you still play the game, before [...]

Star Wars: Rebels Season 1 Recap

A year ago, Disney XD began airing a great animated series which spans the gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, following the adventures of Ezra Bridger along with the crew of the Ghost as they play their part in the birth [...]

Microsoft Surfaces Again

Earlier this week, Microsoft held an event where it debuted new hardware. For the past couple years since the release of Windows 8.0, the Microsoft Surface was the only real piece of hardware they dabbled with. A pseudo laptop with a detachable keyboard, with Windows [...]

Star Wars X-Wing: The Force Awakens First Look

Hey everyone, so I ordered the new The Force Awakens version (1) X-Wing and (2) TIE Fighter core set for Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game and they just came in. Perfect timing for Star Wars Week. Thought you might like to take a look. Can't [...]

Embracing The Madness With “Fear The Walking Dead”

Hey guys! Colin here with a short introduction for this piece. Our good friend and fellow Manchester United (Glory Glory!) supporter Ben Wright came to us about writing a season 1 review for FTWD a little while ago, and we were stoked to say yes! I'll [...]

Episode 12 – Revenge of the Nrds

Star Wars Week (again)!! The one where we recap everything that's happened since our last Star Wars Week, speculate some more about Episode 7, and premier a clip from our special guest!!

Lightweek in Space: Heads up! October

First Tuesdays of a month will be "Heads up!" posts. Basically, I'm going to tell you some cool things happening this month so you can put them on your calendar and give them a look. With fall ramping up and winter on its way for [...]

Colin Trevorrow talks Episode IX….sort of.

  When Jurassic World hit the "epic success" marker this summer, director Colin Trevorrow was linked to direct one of the new Star Wars saga films (not to be confused the "Anthologies" films. At Disney's D23 expo in August, he was officially announced as the leader [...]

Lucasfilm confirms new Star Wars trilogy is all about Skywalkers

We all know there's new Star Wars movies out this decade, right? Good, because I have a juicy tidbit from Kathleen Kennedy herself (head of Lucasfilm and producer of The Force Awakens) to kick off Nrdly's second Star Wars week. In an interview, Kennedy has [...]

Nolanbot Is The Companion Us Guardians Have Always Needed

When Destiny first released back in September 2014, people had their concerns and definitely made them known. From the strange leveling system to the MMO grind that console players are clearly NOT used to, Bungie had a few changes to make. One I feel, however, was never [...]

Slickwraps Introduces New Galactic Series

Are cases too bulky for your mobile devices? Do you like the sleek, natural lines of however your phone was originally designed? The people over at Slickwraps understand. These sick new designs are guaranteed to make your latest model phone, laptop, PS4 or Xbox One [...]

Opening Titles to American Horror Story Hotel Released

It's October, which mean haunts, ghouls, zombies, blood, and a new season of one of my favorite shows, American Horror Story. My wife and I have followed every year (she finished Murder House, I didn't), and look forward to the beginning of October for this [...]


I remember when photos rendered in browsers like Netscape. iMacs that were huge neon bubbles. Windows XP's rolling green hill. Dial-up modems playing the song of their people. AOL discs everywhere. When you knew what skip protection was. Then along came the iPod, and faster [...]

The Green Inferno is Eli Roth’s Latest Masterpiece

I just wanna say…holy. bawls. This movie was BRUTAL. Eli Roth is known for being one of the major players in “The Splat Pack” a group of directors that includes Alexander Aja, Rob Zombie, and James Wan. Full of blood, entrails, flesh, and terror, The [...]

The Vita is Dead, Long Live Vita

I’ve not made it any secret around Nrdly that I’m the resident PS Vita guy. I love my little “Pocket PS3”, and while I struggle to find time (sometimes) to play, some of my favorite games can be had on the system. I know what [...]

It’s the 10th Anniversary of ‘Serenity’

I hesitated to even start writing this. I knew that once I had begun, I may just gush forth in perpetuity about possibly my favorite tv show ever, seriously. Thankfully dear readers, Haleigh Foutch over at Collider just wrote a comprehensive article hitting touchstones of [...]

Show Your Love for Jabba the Hutt in Style

Have you ever wanted your very own, semi life-size Jabba the Hutt to proudly display on your lawn? I know I have, and thanks to the fine people over at Think Geek YOU CAN!! Purveyors of all things nerdy and slightly useless (but totally necessary), [...]

Lightweek in Space

It’s a good time to talk about space. Let’s be real, it’s always a good time to talk about space. We had a few big things happen this week! A completion of a tetrad with a total lunar eclipse at perigee, or...Supermoon. There, I said [...]

Thank the Maker! Pacific Rim 2 is STILL HAPPENING!!

This summer has been one of waffling from studios and strife for fans of the epic robots-vs-kaiju film Pacific Rim. Everyone's been eagerly awaiting its sequel, but earlier this summer, some news that it may not get made rocked the geek world. Legendary pictures had [...]

Another SWEET X-Files Trailer

When I was a kid, I would always try to sneak episodes of The X-Files into my Sunday night schedule, which was difficult as it was past my (draconian) bedtime. It was one of those shows that solidified my love for science fiction and conspiracy [...]

Amazing Fan-Film Gives Us the Freddy Krueger We Deserve

As rumors abound of ANOTHER Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, Some incredible fans have taken matters into their own hands and given us a glorious look into the origins of good ole Freddy. Written and directed by Nathan Milliner, "The Confession of Fred Krueger" is [...]

Sherlock Season 4 Update

Well, brilliant-sociopathic-arrogant sleuth loving people, good and bad news. We will get another run of our beloved detective and partner Dr. Watson...but not until fall 2016 most likely. Our friends over den of geek via Collider divulge that co-writer Mark Gatiss (who also plays Mycroft [...]

Anime retrograde: Neon Genesis Evangelion

Probably my favorite anime series of all time, and potentially one of the best pieces of visual art to date, Neon Genesis Evangelion has had a long and storied existence since it’s release in 1995. Created by famed writer/director Hideki Anno, Evangelion is a deconstruction [...]

Star Wars: Battlefront Beta Begins October 8th!

Origin players on PC as well as PS4 and Xbox One players will be able to get a taste of both the Rebel and Imperial side of all things galactic combat when EA launches the technical Beta October 8-12 in the run up to the [...]

Board Game Review: Talisman

I’m going to be trying out a new zombie survival game tonight with some friends called Dead Panic! and hope to do a review of that soon. I have also purchased but have yet to play Eldritch Horror and I’m hoping maybe Geof, Colin and [...]

Sci-Fi Throwback: The Matrix

What’s up guys! Tyler here again. For my first throwback I had to do The Matrix (1999) for so many reasons. Besides being the precursor for all mentally complicated sci-fi movies, this iconic piece was so great because of its originality and delivery. The world [...]

I’ve Always Wanted A Game Like Destiny, Part 1: The Beginning

Look, I'll keep this short and sweet, I'm addicted to Destiny. Well, okay, maybe 'addicted' isn't the right word, I have a strong connection with it. The MMO grinding, alien shooting, Ghost scanning scifi/fantasy roleplaying game has caught me up in a way that no [...]


Today's Playstation event at the Tokyo Game Show just dropped some epic Vita related news. As a self-proclaimed Vita apologist, this excites me to no end. Here's a short collection of what I'm MOST stoked for.             I don't think [...]

Bioware Enlists LootCrate for ME Special

Mass Effect fans rejoice! Subscription surprise boxes are all the rage and now you can sign up to get your Bioware limited edition N7 lootcrate full-up with rare and exclusive collectibles. Go here to receive more information on details and release date. Visit for [...]

Star Wars Uprising Gives Us the First Look at the New Star Wars Canon

With The Force Awakens coming to theaters in less than 100 days, and with Force Friday now behind us, there's been an endless stream of Star Wars news and goodies, seemingly every day. One of the most anticipated things is the recently released Star Wars [...]

Review: Star Wars Aftermath

Like probably most of you reading, I'm a huge Star Wars fan. I have been for at least 25 years, since I started wearing out my dad's VHS tapes, pretending to be a Jedi on the playground, and occasionally "just checking" if I could use [...]

Funko and Disney Announce Smuggler’s Bounty!

Funko, peddler of those Pop! figures that border on a crack addiction for many, has teamed up with Disney, caretaker of the Star Wars franchise, to create the first, COMPLETELY OFFICIAL Star Wars subscription box service. Titled Smuggler's Bounty, they promise a multitude of exclusives for [...]

Dragon Age: Inquisition ‘Trespasser’ DLC Out Now

New DLC is now available for Bioware's expansive RPG world in Dragon Age: Inquisition and only for latest gen consoles (360 and PS3, you're out of luck). Set two years after the events of Inquisition, Trespasser is an entirely new campaign, unlike most DLC which [...]

Sparrow Racing Patrol Missions Are New In 2.0!

The Destiny 2.0 update that is the base for the new The Taken King expansion dropped today, and brought some much needed and beloved changes. From the questing system, to sword forging, to much needed Crucible weapon nerfs, it seems that Bungie has not only learned from their mistakes [...]

Praise To Melitele, Physical Gwent Decks Are Coming!!

CD Projekt Red has announced today that the Hearts of Stone DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will release next month on both PS4 and Xbox One. The pack will also come with a limited edition boxed release at specific retailers that will come [...]

SW Action Figure Fantasy Team

Man, I don’t know about you, but Geof’s little early morning jaunt to The Disney Store for Force Friday got me going. I couldn’t help but think about when I was a kid and the hours I spent with SW swag. Now, I didn’t have [...]

“The Force Awakens” Soundtrack has an Official Release Date

It wouldn't be a Star Wars film without John Williams and his magic touch. Mr. Williams has returned for the score to The Force Awakens, and now we know when we'll be able to pick it up. According to Walt Disney Records, the score will be [...]

Thank The Force…New “Battlefront” Novel Coming!!

According to, we'll be getting a new novel detailing the more boots on the ground infantry warfare between either the Rebellion and the Empire or the Resistance and the First Order. We don't know yet. And that's what's killing me! We want to know [...]

Nrdly hit up Force Friday

Early this morning, at 4 am CST, I woke up, groggy from my three hours of sleep. I trudged to the shower, emerging refreshed and slightly more awake. I threw on my favorite Star Wars tee, my favorite jeans, and grabbed my Bag of Holding [...]

My first Love: Star Wars

So...this being the YEAR of Star Wars, and with Force Friday upon us, I have decided to take it upon myself to write something a little more heartfelt about my first love. When I was a kid, I wasn't very well-received by society (like most [...]


Force Friday is upon us and, following the deluge of epic that was the Star Wars Live Unboxing stream (that ended this morning), there's been a lot of internet fervor over one item in particular. Sphero's BB-8 working, rolling, talking, drivable, patrolable robot will be IN [...]

Hyper Realistic Hyrule? YES PLEASE!!!

Everyone loves Ocarina of Time. If you don't, you're not human. It was one of the most influential games of all time and set the standard for RPG's from that point forward. It was the one game that launched my deep passion for gaming. All that [...]

Hold On To Your Butts. “Battlefront” Is Getting A Beta.

Well, we all wanted it. DICE announced today that we're getting a Battlefront beta playable this October. Here's the official statement from DICE below for those of you who don't like links. "Coming early October to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC, the Star [...]

Check out the opening to Halo 5: Guardians

The Microsoft corner of the internet exploded this morning when the opening cinematic to Halo 5: Guardians showed up on Youtube. Behold....the glory.   Let's give a rundown here: Epic Spartan battle action Crazy battle between Forerunner and Covenant forces FRAKKIN NATHAN FILLION!!!!!! recap: [...]

New Xbox One ELITE bundle drops in November

Around here at Nrdly, we're Sony fans. I've got a Vita, Colin has his PS4, and beside Nintendo, and a brief stint with 1st gen Xbox, we've always been Playstation people. This new bundle from Microsoft, though, is seriously tempting me for my next home [...]

Have you seen the new Star Wars Lego commercial yet?!?!

In the lead up to Force Friday, leaks have been bustin out left and right. First was the EPIC Hasbro catalogue leak and now comes a sweet Lego commercial. In it...we KIND of learn a plot point, and hear BB-8's speech for the first time!! [...]

The Launch Trailer For “The Taken King” Is Cinematic Goodness

The brand new expansion for Bungie's "shared world shooter" Destiny, titled The Taken King, is less than two weeks away. TWO WEEKS. That means two weeks until brand new strikes and gear (Swords!), two weeks to an overhauled questing system, and two weeks until doubled vault space!! [...]

Worst video game ever made sells for over $100k

After 34 days of development in 1982, "E.T. the Extraterrestrial" was released to critical horror. It was the worst game ever made (if you don't believe me....go find a youtube clip. I've played's me...), and promptly it was shunned and pulled from the [...]

Diablo fans REJOICE! Patch 2.3.0 is LIVE!

With patch 2.3.0 dropping today, a lot of Diablo 3 fans are ready to get back in and start the old grind all over again. I, myself, am super stoked about all the new changes with the patch right before season 4 starts on August [...]

We’re Getting A”Borderlands” Film!!

It was announced today that the movie studio Lionsgate will begin developing the first in a planned series of Borderlands films with producers Avi and Ari Arad. Whaaaaaaaaaat?! In an age when more video game movies are being developed (Assassin's Creed, Uncharted, etc.), and most [...]

The Demise of Four Player Split Screen

With the imminent arrival of Halo 5: Guardians and Star Wars: Battlefront, the pink gaming elephant in the room, at least for me, has once again raised his ugly head. Why have seemingly all the latest gen consoles moved away from four player split screen [...]

We Get Our First Glimpse Of The Battle Of Jakku!

  We are proud to give you a first visual glimpse of The Battle of Jakku, coming to Star Wars Battlefront on December 1st, 2015, for all who pre-order, and a week later for all other game holders. The Battle of Jakku was the pivotal moment when [...]

FINALLY! First Look At Michael Fassbender in “Assassin’s Creed”

    AND HERE IT IS. FINALLY. After delays and writer changes like nobody's business, we finally have our first look at Michael Fassbender in the trappings of the legendary Assassin Order. Now, before everyone here starts freaking out about who this is or where [...]

How BB-8 Became The Coolest New Droid We’ve Ever Seen

From the moment we saw it in the first teaser trailer, we’ve fallen in love with BB-8. The new droid who’ll be rolling around with the characters in Star Wars The Force Awakens is unique and creative, and now we know the history behind it! Over at [...]

Fear The Walking Dead: The Sparks Review

After all the wait and hype, Fear The Walking Dead premiered with a 90 minute episode, but this just seems to have presented what's shaping up to be a mediocre show. The writers don't seem to know how to build suspense (The Walking Dead has this same issue [...]

(UPDATED) “Sword Coast Legends” Is The D&D Video Game You’ve Always Wanted

UPDATE: Sword Coast Legends has officially been delayed until October 6th for PC and Mac releases, and Q1 2016 for console release. If you play modern RPGs like Diablo, World of Warcraft or Elder Scrolls, or even older games like Baldur's Gate, you owe all those hours [...]

Kylo Ren Is Not Who You Think He Is

Kylo Ren is easily the most discussed new character of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. From his Darth Revan/Darth Vader combo outfit to his (absolutely badass) cross guard lightsaber, he seems to be a truly unique and mysterious villain the likes of which we have [...]

Five Nights at Freddy’s creator wishes people would figure it out

If you're into horror games, you know about Five Nights at Freddy's. This year the games designer/creator/master of terror, Scott Cawthon, released FNaF4, one of the BEST games in the series. In an update on Steam, however, he addressed the storyline of his latest masterpiece: [...]

Gotham Season 2 trailer gets a little Joker-y

If you're into the Gotham show, then you probably picked up on the hints and easter eggs pointing to the Joker being one of the big baddies in season 2. Well...if you've been wishing it, looks like it's about to come true. The trailer for [...]

Classic Game Rewind: Shadows of the Empire

With everyone all a-buzz these days about all things The Force Awakens, it got me thinking about one of my favorite games on the old N64 system, Shadows of the Empire. This Lucas Arts title was actually released barely four months into the new console’s [...]

Stormtrooper Helmets From “Rogue One” Released?!

So, we may have gotten a freaking sweet reveal on Instagram from the new film Star Wars: Rogue One. On Donnie Yen's Instagram page  we are shown three helmets. The one in the middle looks like the classic Stormtrooper helmet we all know and love, but what [...]

“Until Dawn” Will Play You As Much As You Play It

This is an interesting time for the video game industry. With the innovation of technology in recent times, the lines between cinema and video games have blurred quite a bit. One of the studios at the forefront of this movement is Supermassive Games, with their [...]


Is anyone excited about Force Friday??? The premiere of all the new Star Wars Episode VII merch is upon us (September 4 to be exact), and we here at Nrdly are busy prepping our souls and wallets for the deluge of plastic goodness.   In [...]

George Miller tapped for ‘Man Of Steel’ follow-up?

  Rumor has it George Miller of Mad Max: Fury Road could be helming the sequel to Zack Snyder's 'Man Of Steel' and I for one am pretty excited about that. I loved Snyder's Watchmen and I enjoyed the look of MoS, yet somehow the [...]

We’re Getting A Polynesian Disney Princess, Calm Down.

  Another tidbit of news coming out of Disney's D23 Expo has us all excited! Moving forward with their quintessential CG princess films, Disney has officially unveiled Moana, the first Polynesian Disney princess! The film was unveiled with the help of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who will [...]

Star Wars Retrograde

I have kind of a weird story as it concerns me coming into the Star Wars universe. When I was a young kid, we weren’t allowed to go to the theater. We didn’t have HBO. We didn’t own a VCR at the time. My folks [...]

Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Sneak Peak at NY Comic-Con

Attendees of this year's New York Comic-Con we'll be getting a special treat, as Disney XD will premiere new footage from season 2 of their fantastic Star Wars Rebels series. This is a spoiler free post, but I'll let Star Wars throw some extra info in: [...]

Chris’ Favorite Star Wars Swag

It being Nrdly’s Star Wars week I’m being yelled at to contribute some Star Wars content (jk...I love my Nrdly overlords). On the one hand I do love me some Star Wars, wouldn’t be much of a nerd if I didn’t. On the other though, [...]

WAIT…Is Destiny Getting Swords?! ANSWERED: YES.

So if you're a fan of Destiny, hopefully you were watching the livestream from Bungie's Twitch page in which DeeJ and couple of other Bungie faithfuls walked us through some of the changes The Taken King will bring to Destiny. A lot of news is coming out of [...]

J.J. Talks Han Solo and His Mythos

Han Solo. One of the highest rated characters in ANY science-fiction world. The guy is a total badass, and we all love him for it. His return in Episode VII is nothing short of awesome, and I for one am completely stoked to see he [...]

“Jupiter Ascending”: An Aesthetically Brilliant Concept with Poor Performance

The Famous Wachowskis Released Jupiter Ascending (2015) with anxious fans excited to see another work by the brilliant directors.  They directed movies such as The Matrix (1999) and Cloud Atlas (2012) left us all in amazement. When it was released, we were left torn. This [...]

Pro sabers for Pro fans

In case you've been living under a rock in the Jundland Wastes, you know that there's a new Star Wars movie coming this winter (check out the Nrdly Podcast for ALL the deetz). With each new Star Wars film, comes a slew of super-fans who [...]

Episode 5 – The Force Among Us

The first of MANY Star Wars Specials Nrdly will be doing in the lead up to Episode VII: The Force Awakens. We discuss the D23 Expo, Rogue One, Saber Forge, and get emo on the new trilogy.

“Diablo 3” and “Elder Scrolls” Mixed? YES.

Here at Nrdly we absolute love independent, creative, and unique pieces of art. From books and movies, to video games and comics, if you have a dream, chase it! One of my absolute favorite indie game projects in the works is one titled Umbra. Umbra is an [...]

New Disney Legends Anointed; Johnny Depp & George Lucas Included!

There was a TON that happened at the D23 Expo this weekend, not the least of which was the induction of Johnny Depp, George Lucas, Danny Elfman, and others into the exclusive club of Disney Legends. Geek Godfather Mr Lucas, when he was given his award, [...]

New Captain America: Civil War info (SPOILERS)

I know this is Star Wars week here at Nrdly, but that doesn't mean we can ignore the other GREAT stuff that came out of this years D23 Expo. One of the most non-Star Wars things that happened was the footage and info from Captain America: Civil [...]

New Star Wars Experiences Coming to Disney THIS YEAR!!

Following yesterday's news about a larger Star Wars presence at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, Lucasfilm and Disney have announced two new experiences hitting the parks this year! The first is something called Star Wars Launch Bay. From the Star Wars site: Star Wars Launch Bay [...]

FORCE BE PRAISED! Star Wars Areas Hitting Disney Parks!

D23 Expo this year was MASSIVE! Full of great Star Wars news in the lead up to Episode VII: The Force Awakens, not the least of which is this little tidbit: NEW STAR WARS LANDS ARE HITTING BOTH DISNEY PARKS!! Disney CEO Bob Iger had this to [...]

Oh Man, Jon Boyega Gets His Own Lightsaber In New “Force Awakens” Poster

The Force Awakens will have a poster painted by Drew Struzan...because why fix what ain't broke? In this new poster, we get a glimpse at Jon Boyega's character, Finn, and his brand new shiny lightsaber! He also doesn't look sweaty and out of breath for [...]

“Rogue One” Gets First Full Cast Picture!

WHAT?? Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, Rogue One, has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards  is directing Rogue One, which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.  [...]

“Lion King” Gets A New Disney TV Series…Because Disney.

As if there weren't enough reboots happening, Disney is now launching The Lion King: Return of the Roar, a short TV film, in November. The movie will focus on Kion, Simba's second lion cub child as he forms a team of animals called "The Lion Guard" [...]

Holy Junk! “The Hateful Eight” trailer Is Out, And It’s Glorious!

I've been a HUGE Quentin Tarantino fan for years, and as such, I've been following the saga of The Hateful Eight and it's on-again-off-again flip flopping. You can imagine my excited today when the trailer hit the Youtubes! Check it out below, and get stoked.  

YOUR Art Can Be Featured at “Star Wars: Art Awakens”

OHMYGOD!! The Nrdly office is FREAKING out right now about this news. Star Wars and HP have teamed up to create a sweet art exhibit with pieces based on Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The event is called Art Awakens, and will take place in [...]

Star Wars: A Few Things We’ve Learned About Kylo Ren

Entertainment Weekly has published a piece with some brand new info on Kylo Ren, including some crazy facts we never expected! Let's just right into it. This is a rumor we’d heard for a while, but now it has been confirmed. Adam Driver's villain appears [...]

Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey will be PREMIUM in US & Europe

Indie studio Kobojo and some Final Fantasy creators have a SWEET iOS game coming out called Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey (announced at last year's Tokyo Game Show), and it looks like a harkening back to the Final Fantasy we all grew up on. I, for one, [...]

Is Super Meat Boy FINALLY getting a sequel?!

Did you ever have a chance to play the SUPER AMAZINGNESS that was Super Meat Boy? No?? Okay...go play it. We'll wait. ...   ....   .....   .......   Done? Good. You want a sequel now, right? Well...for the longest time, the guys over [...]

“Horizon: Zero Dawn”, The Best Robot Dinosaur Hunting Game Ever

Sony had some pretty freaking sweet cards up their sleeves this year at E3. Things like Playstation Vue, the new Call of Duty deal , No Man's Sky, THE LAST GUARDIAN. But one little announcement struck me more than almost any other, Horizon: Zero Dawn. Coming in [...]

New “Hearthstone” Expansion Looks Freaking Sweet

Hearthstone: The Grand Tournament launches in August, brings 132 new cards to the insanely popular free-to-play card game. The Grand Tournament card packs are currently available for pre-purchase, and you can grab 50 for $1 each, thereby unlocking a new card back. The expansion is all about [...]

Destiny “Elder Cipher” Weapons Reviewed

Destiny is an interesting beast. Bungie's latest space fantasy IP released in September 2014 to mixed reviews and mixed player reactions, but for some reason, no one seems to be able to put it down! I've logged over 1,200 hours on the game since release [...]

Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” hits in 2017

Ready Player One, the best nerdy nostalgia trip ever, is making it's way to theaters on December 15, 2017, according to a rep from Warner Bros. Steven Spielberg is at the helm, giving everyone around the globe a sense of hope for the future of [...]

Josh Trank Hints At Studio Meddling In “Fantastic Four” Debacle

So, Fantastic Four is out, the reviews are in, and they just are not good. Josh Trank hit it out of the park with Chronicle  back in 2012, but this new piece based on the Marvel superhero team has simply fallen short. According to a deleted tweet, Trank [...]

Back to the Future Monopoly. Nuff Said.

This post really doesn't need anything said. It's Monopoly...Back to the Future style. You can preorder it now from your local games/comic shop. For now...bask in the glory of our gallery below. Source  

Guide to Gundam

I don't think it's any secret around here that I'm a HUGE anime guy. One of my favorite series is Gundam: ANY form of Gundam. I started, like many Americans, on New Mobile Report Gundam Wing on Toonami. After that, the floodgates were open, and I scoured [...]

No New “Doctor Who” in 2016?!?!?!?! read that right. Private Eye, a British magazine known for it's satire (and it's uncannily accurate Who predictions), has reported that the BBC has requested Steven Moffat step down for a season to finish the latest installment of Sherlock (which DOES lessen the sting a [...]

“The Taken King” Prologue Trailer. All Kinds of Goodness.

Not going to say much, but this trailer is looking freaking sweet. Thanks Eris Morn for actually doing something finally!

“Dark Tower” And “Uncharted” Films Get Release Dates!

Sony Pictures seems to be looking into the future with a foot also in the past here, announcing release dates for not 5, not 10, but 15 films set for release over the next two years. Among these are two "Bad Boys" sequels, a "Jumanji" [...]

“World of Warcraft: Legion” Officially Announced. Yup.

The Burning Legion is back in the next expansion for World of Warcraft, which will raise the level cap to 110 and add a new hero class, Demon Hunter, to the long running MMO. It’s called Legion. That's right. Our favorite Burning Legion returns for the [...]