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Monday, November 13, 2017 - 19:53

Deadline today anounced that the release date for the Wonder Woman sequel has been brought forward by a month and a half.  Originally scheduled for December 13th 2019, as announced at SDCC'17 this year, Gal Gadot and Co will now return to the big screen on November 1st 2019.

What do you hope to see in the sequel? Let us know your thoughts over on Twitter.

(source: Deadline )

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 18:18

Netflix is adding another feather to its cap, its very own Comic Book.

Mark Millar today announced the name of the first franchise he will be working on, since Netflix bought out Millarworld back in the Summer.  Titled "The Magic Order" it will be the first comic book for Netflix, and the first new comic created by Millar since the Netflix acquisition.  

Described as "Magic meets the mob" it will be the story of "Five families of magicians sworn to protect our world for generations must battle an enemy who's picking them off one by one.  By day they live among us as our neighbors, friends and co-workers, but by night they are the sorcerers, magicians and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness"    

Due for release in Spring 2018 in both print and digital formats, the six issue run will be written by Mark Millar, with the artwork being handled by Olivier Coipel (Thor, The Avengers, The Amazing Spiderman)

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 16:41

It’s our favourite time of year over at NerdVsWorld,  that wonderful time when all our favourite shows return and some likely new favourites begin their runs.  Here’s our list of the new and returning shows we’re most looking forward too. 

September 2017

Sunday 10th September

The Orville - Fox    **NEW SERIES**

Outlander - Starz

The Deuce - HBO    **NEW SERIES**

Fear the Walking Dead  - AMC

Wednesday 13th September

South Park - Comedy Central

Friday 15th September

American Vandal - Netflix    **NEW SERIES**

Thursday 21st September

Gotham - Fox

Sunday 24th September

Star Trek: Discovery - CBS    **NEW SERIES**

Monday 25th September

The Big Bang Theory - CBS

Young Sheldon - CBS ...

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 19:13

I look forward to the UK Games Expo every year, it's one of the friendliest and most interesting conventions out there.  I love the build up, making a list of the games I'm looking forward to playing and the designers I'm looking forward to speaking to at the Press Previews.  Most of this comes from the emails I get sent in the weeks leading up to the Expo, and I try to get around everybody.  But one game stood out for me this year, and it was my first port of call on the Friday morning. That game was Temp Worker Assassins.  Designed by David Newton, with great artwork from Adam Bolton, Temp Worker Assassins is a wonderful hybrid deck building/worker placement game.

Set in Bureaucrat Castle, you have been hired to infiltrate and eliminate, over the course of a five day temporary contract, as many employees as possible.  To do this you need to make creative use of office stationery, using it to lethal effect to take out a variety of foes; from...

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 15:54

OK.... so, the last attempt to watch every film on the Ready Player One challenge list failed somewhat.  But never one to be put off, I'm giving it another go.  The Ready Player One movie is scheduled for release on the 30th March 2018, so I have until then to cross as many films as I can off this list.  I'll be live tweeting my viewings, and we'll be talking about each film on the show; so make sure you stay tuned to our Twitter for details.

The Complete(ish) List of Films Referenced in Ready Player One:

FILM BRENDAN SPINDLES
Ghostbusters  28th January 2017  
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Star Wars (IV, V & VI)  4th May 2017
Star Trek (I, II, III, V)  ...
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 20:11

Why Fandom Matters

Today I just had a conversation with Colin, a friend of mine in Manchester. I say ‘friend’ even though we have not talked in seven years, we realised today!  He owns this amazing record store called Vinyl Revival in Manchester. Before I lived in the UK, I would make annual pilgrimages to see him, and pick up hundreds of pounds worth of records, T-shirts, badges, mugs and assorted other memorabilia.  The store specialises in Britpop era, Madchester items, from original Factory Records posters to re-released compilations.  It became a joke, because I would literally have to buy an extra carry on bag after every trip to the store, and would be seen drudging through Heathrow back to California with bags stuffed full of books about the Happy Mondays almost bursting open in customs.  Colin would always hook me up with special limited edition items - he gave me one of my most treasured possessions, a Hacienda Members card. To someone else,...

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Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 09:34

Day 2 of the UK Games Expo is done and dusted.  It was a little less manic for me than Day 1, I didn’t really leave the Hilton tournament rooms all day; but I still didn’t get home until gone 1am this morning.  Here are my highlights:

Settlers of Catan UK Championships - This was the big one, with twenty tables set aside for the tournament, and twenty fresh boxes of Catan ready to be opened.  I was first to get seated at my table, and so had the pleasure of preparing the pieces for the first game.  As with popping the seal on a fresh jar of coffee, or getting set loose on a pile of bubble wrap, there is a weird satisfaction that comes with pushing those cardboard game pieces free from their packaging.  To be honest, that was as good as my Catan experience got this year.  I played four matches getting one 3rd place, one 2nd place, and then back to back 4th...

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Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 00:47

Well, Day 1 of the UK Games Expo is in the bag. I’m back home, utterly exhausted, but very very happy.  Here, in no particular order, are my highlights of Day 1, and games to keep an eye out for if you’re heading down over the weekend.

Wotan Games - Stopped by their table at the press previews this morning to check out War of the Nine Realms.  It’s a modular tile based, tactical skirmish style board game, set in the rich setting of norse mythology.  It uses cards rather than miniatures as markers, and is probably going to quickly become a gateway game to those wanting to explore miniature gaming.  The gameplay can be switched between Heroic and Epic, allowing for a basic combat/dominance game, or a more tactical game with special powers and abilities coming in to play, depending on how you want to play.  Brush up on your Norse Mythology for this one.  Check...

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Friday, May 20, 2016 - 14:00

First off, any concerns that the X-Men reboot trilogy would end with a repeat of the disaster that was X3:The Last Stand have been put to bed. Apocalypse is nowhere near that bad, on the contrary in parts it's actually pretty enjoyable; it's also not the end of this run of X-Men films.

Apocalypse, the world's first mutant, reappears on the scene thousands of years after an attack on his followers leaves him buried and forgotten.  He recruits four acolytes and then sets about his master plan to reset the Earth for only the strongest of mutants.  Rivalries, egos and fears all need to be put aside in order to defeat him.  It's a no-brainer popcorn movie at its finest.

As enjoyable as it maybe it does have a few flaws and, like ripping off a plaster, I'll get those out of the way first because there's actually a bit here to be hopeful for,  as far as the future of the franchise is concerned. So, in no particular order... the special effects...

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 18:29

“Who bought our last album?” asks Less Than Jake guitarist and frontman Chris Demakes, two songs into their set at the O2 Academy.  The audience response is mixed, but good humoured.  “Who downloaded it for free?” he follows up, this time the audience response is slightly louder. 

“Who doesn’t give a shit about anything after Hello Rockview?” The audience response is overwhelming, laughter filling a packed out venue as the banter continues back and forth between the band and their fans.  Despite the audience’s apparent preference for their earlier material, Less Than Jake continue on regardless with the first track off their latest album See The Light, as the horns kick in for the opening of “Good Enough”, and with that the tone for the evening is set. 

Whilst ten of the eighteen songs that make up the evenings set list will come from Hello...

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