Archive for September, 2011

  • Sorry for the delay, kupo! Just been so busy thinking of the best villians!! So last time around we did the CUTEST characters (with myself er… I mean Moogles winning!) Now we are onto the EVILEST, BADDEST PERSON in the series!! Starting at number 5 we have (dun dun dduuunnn): Sephiroth While not entirely human, (he was created, kupo!) He wanted to be a GOD! Well that is just plain mean! But at the same time, he had this ‘lost boy’ appeal to him which is what made him land at the number 5 spot. __________   Coming in at number 4 is: Kuja This poor (again created beings!) guy acts mostly behing the queen, but has evil plots of […]

    TOP 5 VILLIANS (MWHAHAHA) FROM THE FINAL FANTASY SERIES!!

    Sorry for the delay, kupo! Just been so busy thinking of the best villians!! So last time around we did the CUTEST characters (with myself er… I mean Moogles winning!) Now we are onto the EVILEST, BADDEST PERSON in the series!! Starting at number 5 we have (dun dun dduuunnn): Sephiroth While not entirely human, (he was created, kupo!) He wanted to be a GOD! Well that is just plain mean! But at the same time, he had this ‘lost boy’ appeal to him which is what made him land at the number 5 spot. __________   Coming in at number 4 is: Kuja This poor (again created beings!) guy acts mostly behing the queen, but has evil plots of […]

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  • Square Enix recently announced its plans to remake one of the more receptive Final Fantasy games for the PS3 and PS Vita.  Which one?  Already the cerebral fluids may be pumping in anticipation as to which game was selected by Square Enix. Drum rolls……Final Fantasy X.  I know if you are a diehard FFVII fan like me then I already know the thoughts that are going through your head.  Why is Square Enix so adamantly opposed to remaking FFVII?  Why are they remaking FFX instead of FFVII?  Who knows what their plans are?  Perhaps it holds a glimmer of hope that we may see Square Enix return to FFVII to bring it back to the forefront of the franchise just […]

    A Final Fantasy Remake

    Square Enix recently announced its plans to remake one of the more receptive Final Fantasy games for the PS3 and PS Vita.  Which one?  Already the cerebral fluids may be pumping in anticipation as to which game was selected by Square Enix. Drum rolls……Final Fantasy X.  I know if you are a diehard FFVII fan like me then I already know the thoughts that are going through your head.  Why is Square Enix so adamantly opposed to remaking FFVII?  Why are they remaking FFX instead of FFVII?  Who knows what their plans are?  Perhaps it holds a glimmer of hope that we may see Square Enix return to FFVII to bring it back to the forefront of the franchise just […]

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  •   So you can believe me when I say this is definitely the Brony and definitely NOT Pinkie Pie! He’s definitely NOT tied up in a basement he totally thinks that Pinkie Pie eez best pony, not that silly bookworm Twilight! Because the Brony likes to party… I mean I like to party, and Pinkie Pie throws the best parties!   And Pinkie Pie tells the best jokes! Like the time she told the story of how she got her cutie mark and that’s how Equestria was made. I mean, who ever heard of a rock farm? That’s just silly! Who would buy rocks? That’s one of the best parts of My Little Pony, you know. The funny parts, they’re […]

    Pinkamena Diane Pie

      So you can believe me when I say this is definitely the Brony and definitely NOT Pinkie Pie! He’s definitely NOT tied up in a basement he totally thinks that Pinkie Pie eez best pony, not that silly bookworm Twilight! Because the Brony likes to party… I mean I like to party, and Pinkie Pie throws the best parties!   And Pinkie Pie tells the best jokes! Like the time she told the story of how she got her cutie mark and that’s how Equestria was made. I mean, who ever heard of a rock farm? That’s just silly! Who would buy rocks? That’s one of the best parts of My Little Pony, you know. The funny parts, they’re […]

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  •   My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 2: Episode 2 Originally aired Saturday 9/24/2011 WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!   “Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.” – Dostoevsky Seriously, a lot of sarcasm in this episode, I suppose it IS a defense mechanism. Of course I loved it, Pinkie getting one last gulp of chocolate rain, the shameless and beautiful Star Wars ending. ANYWAY! So I can’t help but think I set myself up for disappointment this week. I was part of the big over-analysis group that wanted DisQord to come back as a recurring character with diminished powers. Thinking about it, that makes less sense than […]

    Season 2: Episode 2

      My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 2: Episode 2 Originally aired Saturday 9/24/2011 WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!   “Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.” – Dostoevsky Seriously, a lot of sarcasm in this episode, I suppose it IS a defense mechanism. Of course I loved it, Pinkie getting one last gulp of chocolate rain, the shameless and beautiful Star Wars ending. ANYWAY! So I can’t help but think I set myself up for disappointment this week. I was part of the big over-analysis group that wanted DisQord to come back as a recurring character with diminished powers. Thinking about it, that makes less sense than […]

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  • In terms of telling time, watches have taken a back seat to the mobile phones that are in our pockets everyday. I love watches, the bigger the better. Anytime I see a big, well built watch I stare — wide eyed and filled with wonder — like a 4-year-old at Disney world for the first time. Here is a list of five different watches that I love. Men’s Invicta Reserve Venom It’s a heavy watch that was designed to withstand 1000 meter dives. Not that I would ever dive that deep, but my watch could go. The leather strap doesn’t pull that hair on my arm when the weight of the watch gets twisted on my writs from walking movement. […]

    Tech Table – Watches

    In terms of telling time, watches have taken a back seat to the mobile phones that are in our pockets everyday. I love watches, the bigger the better. Anytime I see a big, well built watch I stare — wide eyed and filled with wonder — like a 4-year-old at Disney world for the first time. Here is a list of five different watches that I love. Men’s Invicta Reserve Venom It’s a heavy watch that was designed to withstand 1000 meter dives. Not that I would ever dive that deep, but my watch could go. The leather strap doesn’t pull that hair on my arm when the weight of the watch gets twisted on my writs from walking movement. […]

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  • Dark Souls is soon to be released on October 4th, and all I can wonder is “what will my first death be?” Will it be heroic? Will I die valiantly defending off hordes of enemies? Or will my death be as simple as falling for a trap? It’s hard to say, but my prediction is I will either die from being crushed or skewered. The reason I believe I will die in either fashion is because Demon’s Souls had a lot of BIG bosses. Many of which could easily crush or stab you to death. So, I believe that Dark Souls will match or surpass that criteria. I do realize, however, that even a smaller enemy can run you through with a […]

    Dark Souls: What Will Your First Death Be?

    Dark Souls is soon to be released on October 4th, and all I can wonder is “what will my first death be?” Will it be heroic? Will I die valiantly defending off hordes of enemies? Or will my death be as simple as falling for a trap? It’s hard to say, but my prediction is I will either die from being crushed or skewered. The reason I believe I will die in either fashion is because Demon’s Souls had a lot of BIG bosses. Many of which could easily crush or stab you to death. So, I believe that Dark Souls will match or surpass that criteria. I do realize, however, that even a smaller enemy can run you through with a […]

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  • FORENOTE: Today is April 19th, 2012, which is important to note the time difference between when this story was originally written in September 2011 and when the infamous Norway killer, Anders Behring Breivik, admitted in court today that he used Modern Warfare 2 as a training scenario to prepare him for future attacks.  It is important to note that I have no connection between this accused killer and would never seek one.    The main point is that, for years, science fiction has been regarded as nothing more than a nerd’s pasttime used to escape the real world.  Yet, based on my writing coming to fruition decades faster than anticipated, it should be a focus of law enforcement and anti-terrorist groups […]

    Hired Help

    FORENOTE: Today is April 19th, 2012, which is important to note the time difference between when this story was originally written in September 2011 and when the infamous Norway killer, Anders Behring Breivik, admitted in court today that he used Modern Warfare 2 as a training scenario to prepare him for future attacks.  It is important to note that I have no connection between this accused killer and would never seek one.    The main point is that, for years, science fiction has been regarded as nothing more than a nerd’s pasttime used to escape the real world.  Yet, based on my writing coming to fruition decades faster than anticipated, it should be a focus of law enforcement and anti-terrorist groups […]

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  • Who can resist plastering their devotion to the new Elder Scrolls game all over their desktop?  Not I. Here’s 5 of the best Skyrim Wallpapers for visual consumption.

    Skyrim Wallpaper – 5 Killer Images to plaster across your desktop

    Who can resist plastering their devotion to the new Elder Scrolls game all over their desktop?  Not I. Here’s 5 of the best Skyrim Wallpapers for visual consumption.

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  • Matt Wilson, Chief Creative Officer of Privateer Press & Director of the film Wolfsbane will be sitting down with NERD TREK for an exclusive interview. Privateer Press is responsible for the WARMACHINE product line as well as HORDES, IRON KINGDOMS, and No Quarter Magazine. The movie Wolfsbane is Wilson’s first foray into the film industry and is a modern day twist on the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Now is your chance to have your questions answered directly by Matt Wilson!  

    Submit your Questions for Matt Wilson of Privateer Press

    Matt Wilson, Chief Creative Officer of Privateer Press & Director of the film Wolfsbane will be sitting down with NERD TREK for an exclusive interview. Privateer Press is responsible for the WARMACHINE product line as well as HORDES, IRON KINGDOMS, and No Quarter Magazine. The movie Wolfsbane is Wilson’s first foray into the film industry and is a modern day twist on the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Now is your chance to have your questions answered directly by Matt Wilson!  

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  • ThinkGeek & NERD TREK present the NERDIEST NERD CONTEST!  Grand prize is a $75 gift certificate to use on ThinkGeek.com, Second Place is $50, and Third is $25.   Here’s how to enter: “Like” NERD TREK on Facebook at http://facebook.com/NERDTREK   No purchase necessary. Offer void where prohibited or restricted by law. 1. Eligibility. This contest is open to legal residents of the United States. Must be 18 or older. The user must have a Facebook account and must like NERD TREK on Facebook to be entered. 2. Length. This contest will begin September 16, 2011 and end Monday November 7th 2011. 3. How to Enter. A Facebook account is required to enter this contest. Users need to “like” the NERD […]

    Win a $75 Gift Certificate to ThinkGeek!

    ThinkGeek & NERD TREK present the NERDIEST NERD CONTEST!  Grand prize is a $75 gift certificate to use on ThinkGeek.com, Second Place is $50, and Third is $25.   Here’s how to enter: “Like” NERD TREK on Facebook at http://facebook.com/NERDTREK   No purchase necessary. Offer void where prohibited or restricted by law. 1. Eligibility. This contest is open to legal residents of the United States. Must be 18 or older. The user must have a Facebook account and must like NERD TREK on Facebook to be entered. 2. Length. This contest will begin September 16, 2011 and end Monday November 7th 2011. 3. How to Enter. A Facebook account is required to enter this contest. Users need to “like” the NERD […]

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  • Consider the old saying that perception is 9/10th of reality.  I was never a fan of this saying since it can be such an easy outlet to take everything at face value rather than to seek the truth.  Instead, let us consider that perception is but 1/10th of reality. It is important to note that early Greek philosophers made the common mistake of basing their reality on their often flawed sense perception since they lacked sophisticated scientific equipment capable of measuring and calculating the world around us.  In fact, it was not until thousands of years later that humankind could more accurately calculate and determine atomic structure with microscopes while advanced telescopes were used to ascertain cosmic distance, to name […]

    False Perception- A Modern Philosophy

    Consider the old saying that perception is 9/10th of reality.  I was never a fan of this saying since it can be such an easy outlet to take everything at face value rather than to seek the truth.  Instead, let us consider that perception is but 1/10th of reality. It is important to note that early Greek philosophers made the common mistake of basing their reality on their often flawed sense perception since they lacked sophisticated scientific equipment capable of measuring and calculating the world around us.  In fact, it was not until thousands of years later that humankind could more accurately calculate and determine atomic structure with microscopes while advanced telescopes were used to ascertain cosmic distance, to name […]

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  •       My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 2: Episode 1 Originally aired Saturday 9/17/2011 WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!   Well, it seems that DisQord won and the ponies lost. Next week will be an epilogue of the beginning of the new age of chaos and insanity. It was a good run, but this is the end of My Little Pony, thanks everypony for watching!   Let it be known from this point forward, that the villain “Discord” shall henceforth be known as “DisQord” in recognition of John de Lancie’s marvelous performance as the newest and best villain of MLP. John de Lancie is a fantastic actor, commonly known for his many interpretations of the enigmatic character “Q” in […]

    Season 2: Episode 1

          My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 2: Episode 1 Originally aired Saturday 9/17/2011 WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!   Well, it seems that DisQord won and the ponies lost. Next week will be an epilogue of the beginning of the new age of chaos and insanity. It was a good run, but this is the end of My Little Pony, thanks everypony for watching!   Let it be known from this point forward, that the villain “Discord” shall henceforth be known as “DisQord” in recognition of John de Lancie’s marvelous performance as the newest and best villain of MLP. John de Lancie is a fantastic actor, commonly known for his many interpretations of the enigmatic character “Q” in […]

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  • ThinkGeek & NERD TREK present the NERDIEST NERD CONTEST!  Grand prize is a $75 gift certificate to use on ThinkGeek.com, Second Place is $50, and Third is $25.   Here’s how to enter: “Like” NERD TREK on Facebook at http://facebook.com/NERDTREK   No purchase necessary. Offer void where prohibited or restricted by law. 1. Eligibility. This contest is open to legal residents of the United States. Must be 18 or older. The user must have a Facebook account and must like NERD TREK on Facebook to be entered. 2. Length. This contest will begin September 16, 2011 and end Monday November 7th 2011. 3. How to Enter. A Facebook account is required to enter this contest. Users need to “like” the NERD […]

    Nerdiest Nerd Contest presented by ThinkGeek & NERD TREK

    ThinkGeek & NERD TREK present the NERDIEST NERD CONTEST!  Grand prize is a $75 gift certificate to use on ThinkGeek.com, Second Place is $50, and Third is $25.   Here’s how to enter: “Like” NERD TREK on Facebook at http://facebook.com/NERDTREK   No purchase necessary. Offer void where prohibited or restricted by law. 1. Eligibility. This contest is open to legal residents of the United States. Must be 18 or older. The user must have a Facebook account and must like NERD TREK on Facebook to be entered. 2. Length. This contest will begin September 16, 2011 and end Monday November 7th 2011. 3. How to Enter. A Facebook account is required to enter this contest. Users need to “like” the NERD […]

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  • Twilight Sparkle eez best pony!     I’m sure you’re thinking by now that this guy is off his rocker, insane in the membrane! But let me be perfectly clear, Equestria is real and the ponies that live there are my very best friends!   No, I’m not that far off the deep end…yet. But I will take you back to January when it started for me. Like any good internet dweller and general geek, I would peruse its reams of effective intellectual discourse. Short story even shorter, ponies were the flavor of the month. That’s when something amazing happened! And now I can talk to animals.   Well, not really. The animals talk to me at least, but just […]

    The Best Pony…

    Twilight Sparkle eez best pony!     I’m sure you’re thinking by now that this guy is off his rocker, insane in the membrane! But let me be perfectly clear, Equestria is real and the ponies that live there are my very best friends!   No, I’m not that far off the deep end…yet. But I will take you back to January when it started for me. Like any good internet dweller and general geek, I would peruse its reams of effective intellectual discourse. Short story even shorter, ponies were the flavor of the month. That’s when something amazing happened! And now I can talk to animals.   Well, not really. The animals talk to me at least, but just […]

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  • Hello again kupo! Ever wonder who is the cutest of them all? Well in my universe that is! And of course all you people have your own opinions, but have you ever thought who would a moogle think is the cutest? Well you are in for a treat, kupo! Today is the day I tell everyone my top 5 CUTEST Final Fantasy characters ever, kupo! 5) First up we have: Zidane Tribal! You can’t deny that suave-ness he has, but most of all, he has a monkey tail, kupo! If that isn’t a cute factor then I don’t know what is! _________ 4) Next we have: Selphie Tilmitt! From the first time you meet her, and all the way to […]

    Top 5 Cutest Final Fantasy Characters Ever!

    Hello again kupo! Ever wonder who is the cutest of them all? Well in my universe that is! And of course all you people have your own opinions, but have you ever thought who would a moogle think is the cutest? Well you are in for a treat, kupo! Today is the day I tell everyone my top 5 CUTEST Final Fantasy characters ever, kupo! 5) First up we have: Zidane Tribal! You can’t deny that suave-ness he has, but most of all, he has a monkey tail, kupo! If that isn’t a cute factor then I don’t know what is! _________ 4) Next we have: Selphie Tilmitt! From the first time you meet her, and all the way to […]

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  • Here’s some eye candy for all you Elder Scrolls fanatics.  If you (like me) cannot get enough Skyrim just check out all these killer links that NERD TREK has for you to consume like a bulimic sumo wrestler before the match of his life! Skyrim Mods Skyrim Answers from Bethesda (NERD TREK Exclusive!) Skyrim Interview with Todd Howard Skyrim at E3  [nggallery id=7]

    The Best Skyrim Screenshots

    Here’s some eye candy for all you Elder Scrolls fanatics.  If you (like me) cannot get enough Skyrim just check out all these killer links that NERD TREK has for you to consume like a bulimic sumo wrestler before the match of his life! Skyrim Mods Skyrim Answers from Bethesda (NERD TREK Exclusive!) Skyrim Interview with Todd Howard Skyrim at E3  [nggallery id=7]

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  • Skyrim: Which Mods would you like to see? I’ve been hearing a lot about the PC version of Skyrim lately. Mostly from people who wish to see the PC version in action, so they can be satisfied by the PC’s extra graphical glory upside the now outdating PS3 and Xbox 360.  I’ve also heard a lot of talk about possible mods for Skyrim.  Both of these subjects warrant attention, but I will only be addressing the latter since the first subject is a given. The PC version of Skyrim will look better than its console cohorts. Mods, on the other hand, are not so black and white. Will there be mind blowing graphical mods? Sure. Will modders choose to create […]

    Skyrim: Which Mods would you like to see?

    Skyrim: Which Mods would you like to see? I’ve been hearing a lot about the PC version of Skyrim lately. Mostly from people who wish to see the PC version in action, so they can be satisfied by the PC’s extra graphical glory upside the now outdating PS3 and Xbox 360.  I’ve also heard a lot of talk about possible mods for Skyrim.  Both of these subjects warrant attention, but I will only be addressing the latter since the first subject is a given. The PC version of Skyrim will look better than its console cohorts. Mods, on the other hand, are not so black and white. Will there be mind blowing graphical mods? Sure. Will modders choose to create […]

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  • PAX 2011 – Day 3 The morning came early. Our team successfully uploaded the GuildWars2 panel videos but it was a late night. We were all tired but had to push forward. We still had a lot of interviews ahead of us. I looked down and saw that the camera wasn’t plugged in, once again. I knew I would never hear the end of it. The day started off slowly. My legs ached from all the walking over the previous couple days. The shower didn’t seem strong enough to push the sleep from my brain. Loveless and I started out the day by finding the booth of a company we had to cancel on previously. It was impossible to make it to every appointment on time […]

    PAX Prime 2011 – Day 3

    PAX 2011 – Day 3 The morning came early. Our team successfully uploaded the GuildWars2 panel videos but it was a late night. We were all tired but had to push forward. We still had a lot of interviews ahead of us. I looked down and saw that the camera wasn’t plugged in, once again. I knew I would never hear the end of it. The day started off slowly. My legs ached from all the walking over the previous couple days. The shower didn’t seem strong enough to push the sleep from my brain. Loveless and I started out the day by finding the booth of a company we had to cancel on previously. It was impossible to make it to every appointment on time […]

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  •   I’m not kidding when I say these dice are HARDCORE.  IronDie dice are made from solid metal, custom crafted with unique shapes and colors, and laser engraved with exquisitely minute details making each die one of a kind.  These dice are crafted in Italy and were discovered by Dan from Green Lake Games in Seattle, WA. NERD TREK spoke with Dan of Green Lake Games about how he came across IronDie in Italy and what he is doing with them. “Back in October we saw IronDie at a game convention in Italy and thought that they looked and felt amazing, though were a bit pricey. We brought 72 dice back to Seattle (1 of each shape & color), priced them at […]

    Iron Die – Hardcore is the way they roll

      I’m not kidding when I say these dice are HARDCORE.  IronDie dice are made from solid metal, custom crafted with unique shapes and colors, and laser engraved with exquisitely minute details making each die one of a kind.  These dice are crafted in Italy and were discovered by Dan from Green Lake Games in Seattle, WA. NERD TREK spoke with Dan of Green Lake Games about how he came across IronDie in Italy and what he is doing with them. “Back in October we saw IronDie at a game convention in Italy and thought that they looked and felt amazing, though were a bit pricey. We brought 72 dice back to Seattle (1 of each shape & color), priced them at […]

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  • Cooking Mama, aka What The Hell Happened To Nintendo? I remember the first time I saw the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). I was in junior high, still playing games on my Commodore 64 (yeah, I’m that old, bitches) when a grey box with huge cartridges and a cool-looking robot arrived next to my television. That robot turned out to be nothing more than a piece of plastic that stood by your Nintendo, not really doing anything. Funny, how that sounds like every Nintendo peripheral released since. Anybody out there still using their Wii Fit Board? Thought not.   What I didn’t realize then was that the grey box by my TV was about to change video gaming forever. All of […]

    Cooking Mama, aka What The Hell Happened To Nintendo?

    Cooking Mama, aka What The Hell Happened To Nintendo? I remember the first time I saw the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). I was in junior high, still playing games on my Commodore 64 (yeah, I’m that old, bitches) when a grey box with huge cartridges and a cool-looking robot arrived next to my television. That robot turned out to be nothing more than a piece of plastic that stood by your Nintendo, not really doing anything. Funny, how that sounds like every Nintendo peripheral released since. Anybody out there still using their Wii Fit Board? Thought not.   What I didn’t realize then was that the grey box by my TV was about to change video gaming forever. All of […]

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  • NERD TREK & HalloweenCostumes.com present a contest to get you Halloween fanatics all hot and bothered!  Two lucky winners will receive $50 gift certificates to spend towards a multitude of unique Halloween Costumes at HalloweenCostumes.com!  Choose from Zelda, Link, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Lord of the Rings characters, and many more! The best part is, it’s so easy to enter to win!  Simply “like” NERD TREK on Facebook by clicking below and you’re entered to win!!! ENTER TO WIN A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR THE HALLOWEEN COSTUME OF YOUR CHOOSING! SIMPLY “LIKE” NERD TREK ON FACEBOOK! If you already “like” NERD TREK you’re already entered to win. Please note: Only US Residents are eligible to win. No […]

    Win a $50 Gift Certificate to HalloweenCostumes.com

    NERD TREK & HalloweenCostumes.com present a contest to get you Halloween fanatics all hot and bothered!  Two lucky winners will receive $50 gift certificates to spend towards a multitude of unique Halloween Costumes at HalloweenCostumes.com!  Choose from Zelda, Link, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Lord of the Rings characters, and many more! The best part is, it’s so easy to enter to win!  Simply “like” NERD TREK on Facebook by clicking below and you’re entered to win!!! ENTER TO WIN A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR THE HALLOWEEN COSTUME OF YOUR CHOOSING! SIMPLY “LIKE” NERD TREK ON FACEBOOK! If you already “like” NERD TREK you’re already entered to win. Please note: Only US Residents are eligible to win. No […]

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  • Top Ten Awesome Cosplay Outfits   A good cosplayer is hard to find. Wielding a plastic sword from Toys “R” Us and wiggling into some booty shorts won’t necessarily make you a cosplay god. Like most things, this hobby takes planning, craftsmanship, ability, creativity, and yes, some money, to look professional. This time and effort pays off and can result in some near-perfect replicas of anime, video game, movie, and other pop culture characters. Wanna look great? Here are 10 pictures of some all-star cosplayers, which will hopefully give you enough inspiration to get off your butt and start sewing. Warning: Some pictures on these sites might show a little more skin than your boss would like to see walking […]

    Top Ten Awesome Cosplay Outfits

    Top Ten Awesome Cosplay Outfits   A good cosplayer is hard to find. Wielding a plastic sword from Toys “R” Us and wiggling into some booty shorts won’t necessarily make you a cosplay god. Like most things, this hobby takes planning, craftsmanship, ability, creativity, and yes, some money, to look professional. This time and effort pays off and can result in some near-perfect replicas of anime, video game, movie, and other pop culture characters. Wanna look great? Here are 10 pictures of some all-star cosplayers, which will hopefully give you enough inspiration to get off your butt and start sewing. Warning: Some pictures on these sites might show a little more skin than your boss would like to see walking […]

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  • During the past few years I have begun to feel a growing urge to gaze upon the planets and stars with more than my naked eyes.  While I like watching the occasional meteor shower if I so happen to be up at 3AM (which is a rare occasion for a boring 30-something like me), the idea of stargazing with a telescope has become less of a fascination and is now about to transform into reality. Admittedly, I have never owned a telescope beside the Fisher Price model I had as a child.  I suppose I was always too intimidated every time I heard many of the big words associated with telescopes.  And being intimidated made me remember why I barely […]

    Calling All Astronomers

    During the past few years I have begun to feel a growing urge to gaze upon the planets and stars with more than my naked eyes.  While I like watching the occasional meteor shower if I so happen to be up at 3AM (which is a rare occasion for a boring 30-something like me), the idea of stargazing with a telescope has become less of a fascination and is now about to transform into reality. Admittedly, I have never owned a telescope beside the Fisher Price model I had as a child.  I suppose I was always too intimidated every time I heard many of the big words associated with telescopes.  And being intimidated made me remember why I barely […]

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  • Ruben Baca, creator of iConsole and Vonsole has gone live with his website Kryptonware.com early.  Baca originally intended to go live with site along with the API of his two groundbreaking programs in 2012 but figured he would get the word out early.  NERD TREK uses Baca’s iConsole technology and has worked closely with Baca in the past.  The iConsole allows one to emulate NES and SNES games in a browser over an internet connection.  The Vonsole will allow you to flawlessly emulate a Windows, Mac, or Linux based operating system on any computer the world over.  This could potentially end dependence on any one OS or computer system and allow people to work in concert on a project regardless […]

    Ruben Baca goes live with Kryptonware Website!

    Ruben Baca, creator of iConsole and Vonsole has gone live with his website Kryptonware.com early.  Baca originally intended to go live with site along with the API of his two groundbreaking programs in 2012 but figured he would get the word out early.  NERD TREK uses Baca’s iConsole technology and has worked closely with Baca in the past.  The iConsole allows one to emulate NES and SNES games in a browser over an internet connection.  The Vonsole will allow you to flawlessly emulate a Windows, Mac, or Linux based operating system on any computer the world over.  This could potentially end dependence on any one OS or computer system and allow people to work in concert on a project regardless […]

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  • The Final Fantasy series has captured the hearts and imaginations of gamers the world over. A franchise which grew into a dominate power in the RPG video game market, only to flounder in recent years. Many quote specific titles or characters as their favorite in the series. What many forget though, is what started it all and how shaky that start really was. Today I want to revisit a classic RPG – Final Fantasy 1. Final Fantasy was created by Hironobu Sakaguchi and first published in Japan by Square in 1987. It was originally released only for the Nintendo Entertainment System, the 8-bit giant of the day which many retro gamers still name as their favorite system. The story of […]

    Final Fantasy 1

    The Final Fantasy series has captured the hearts and imaginations of gamers the world over. A franchise which grew into a dominate power in the RPG video game market, only to flounder in recent years. Many quote specific titles or characters as their favorite in the series. What many forget though, is what started it all and how shaky that start really was. Today I want to revisit a classic RPG – Final Fantasy 1. Final Fantasy was created by Hironobu Sakaguchi and first published in Japan by Square in 1987. It was originally released only for the Nintendo Entertainment System, the 8-bit giant of the day which many retro gamers still name as their favorite system. The story of […]

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  • Day 2 6 am came early. Waking up after getting to bed just five hours earlier was difficult. The amount of fun I had the day before helped to welcome the morning sun a little easier. I looked over and realized that my camera wasn’t plugged in. Did it come unplugged during the night? No, I just forgot to plug it in again! It’s my main job and I dropped the ball, again. We got into the car and I started driving to the convention center. I made Joe hold my camera while the car charged it. We showed up early and waited to get in. We updated Jonathan on what happened the day before since he missed it. Our […]

    PAX Prime 2011 – Day 2

    Day 2 6 am came early. Waking up after getting to bed just five hours earlier was difficult. The amount of fun I had the day before helped to welcome the morning sun a little easier. I looked over and realized that my camera wasn’t plugged in. Did it come unplugged during the night? No, I just forgot to plug it in again! It’s my main job and I dropped the ball, again. We got into the car and I started driving to the convention center. I made Joe hold my camera while the car charged it. We showed up early and waited to get in. We updated Jonathan on what happened the day before since he missed it. Our […]

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