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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  
Heathers  
Star Wars (IV, V & VI)  4th May 2017
Star Trek (I, II, III, V)  ...
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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 21:43

With Doctor Who Season 9 premiering both sides of the pond tomorrow (Saturday 19th September), here is a list of the US Premiere dates for our pick of the best returning shows for this Fall Season;  as well as our pick of the new shows worth keeping an eye on.

Monday 21st September

Castle (Season 8)
The Big Bang Theory (Season 9)
Scorpion (Season 2)
Gotham (Season 2)
Minority Report (New Series)

Tuesday 22nd September

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 16:36

Life is too short to waste on cultural elitism - and this obsession with undermining the worth and value of popular culture is a very disturbing problem for todays creatives.

Ahhh, “Popular” Culture, the thorn in the paw of Cultural Studies, the “middlebrow cult of the popular (..) holding literature to ransom”, the braying mass outside the ivory towers of the cultural elite; those self-proclaimed protectors of our cultural wealth that rail against cultural populism.

Jonathan Jones, time to open the gates and embrace new cultural ideas and not be so frightened by the “popular”.  Time to accept that “..dissolving the difference between serious and light reading..” is as necessary in the literary world as it is within my own Academic discipline of Musicology.  Time to move away from neo-Foucaldian ideas, and accept that culture is indeed both an end in itself AND the product of autonomous agents, both individuals or communities.  Time to accept that...

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Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 23:09

It was 9am on a wet Sunday morning as I made my way to Thirsty Meeples, the glorious mecca of gaming and geekery, in the heart of Oxford.  Why was I up and shambling around at such an unholy hour? Well, for the regional finals of the UK Settlers of Catan tournament.  Obviously.

Here is my account of the day, how I fared in the games, what mistakes I made and what lessons I learnt over the course of 5 hours of seriously intense board gaming.  Obviously the account only takes into consideration the tables I played at, as I couldn’t be everywhere.  This account also assumes a level of familiarity with the game.  If you've never played it before then you should check out Wil Wheaton and Friends playing it on TableTop.  (There's a link in the sidebar where you can got to pick up your own copy, it's totally worth it)...

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 18:17

Team NerdVsWorld have gotten their grubby little hands on a Collector's Edition copy of Warlords of Draenor to give away.
For a full list of all the extra bonus goodies that come in this special edition boxset you can click here but suffice to say it is an absolute must have for anyone into World of Warcraft.

What do you have to do to win this most excellent prize I hear you ask? Well, it's really quite simple.  All you need to do is name a future episode of the NerdVsWorld podcast. To do this you simply switch out one word, or part of a word, in a movie name with the word "Nerd".  For example, previous episodes have had titles such as "The Good, The Bad, and The Nerd", "For a Fistful of Nerds", "Weekend at Nerdies" etc, etc...

Once you have come up with your nerd infused movie title all you need to do is tweet it...

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 16:51

So this year I decided that I would embark on the Ready Player One Film Challenge, and attempt to watch every film named, referenced or alluded to in this most excellent of geeky books.

To that end I have compiled what I think is a complete list of every movie reference, and I shall be working through them, in no particular order, over the course of 2015. If you see any glaring ommissions from my list, please do get in touch and I shall update it accordingly.

Between myself and Spindles we'll be updating the list with the dates we've watched the films.

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

Film Brendan Spindles
Ghostbusters  24th Jan  16th August
Heathers  10th Jan  
Star Wars (IV, V & VI)  4th May (All three :) )...
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