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The Weekly Nerd: Does Whatever a Spider Can

The Weekly Nerd: Does Whatever a Spider Can

Welcome back to The Weekly Nerd! With the release and success of Spider-Man Homecoming, it seems the wall-crawler has had a bit of a resurgence as of late. While this film still has a lot of familiar tropes of Marvel films and Spider-Man stories in general, Homecoming does some really interesting stuff with the source material. (Read More)
The Weekly Nerd: Castlevania Review

The Weekly Nerd: Castlevania Review

After about a decade of rumors and speculation, Castlevania has finally made it to television in the form of a Netflix original program. While the first season is only four 25 minute episodes, it still manages to tell an interesting story and set up the plot for the next season very well. The first episode (Read More)
The Weekly Nerd: Looking Back at Nintendo's E3

The Weekly Nerd: Looking Back at Nintendo’s E3

Welcome back to The Weekly Nerd! Here at Digital Fiasco, we had a lot of fun covering the various conferences during the show. As always, Nintendo matches to the beat of their own drum so they had a Nintendo Direct as opposed to a conference. They had a surprisingly robust showcase of games, so let's (Read More)
The Weekly Nerd: Hunter X Hunter Returns!

The Weekly Nerd: Hunter X Hunter Returns!

When it comes to Japanese manga, there are many iconic series that started more than a decade ago and are still running strong. Series like Dragon Ball helped establish many of the tropes seen in shonen manga. One Piece is a cultural phenomenon and possibly one of the most popular manga/anime series in the world to date. (Read More)
The Weekly Nerd: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love S.H.I.E.L.D.

The Weekly Nerd: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love S.H.I.E.L.D.

Welcome back to The Weekly Nerd! Season four of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ended recently, and to my surprise, it is a really good season. Honestly, I am shocked at how much I enjoyed the show's plotline over the course of this season. It got me thinking about the series previous missteps and how they managed to overcome (Read More)
The Weekly Nerd: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

The Weekly Nerd: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

Let's get this out of the way immediately: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is an incredibly fun film. It sets a fantastic tone starting from the opening scene and continues from there. Each scene ramps up the comedy and hijinx in creative and funny ways. There is also a surprising level of pathos for some of the characters within (Read More)
The Weekly Nerd: Teen Titans - The Judas Contract Review

The Weekly Nerd: Teen Titans – The Judas Contract Review

DC and Warner Bros. have a long history of impressive animated features, both on TV and direct to video. Over the past few years, DC has been basing a line of their animated movies loosely on the New 52 plotline that started in the comics during 2011. They actually share continuity between them and follow (Read More)
The Weekly Nerd: Darkness and the Collective Unconsciousness

The Weekly Nerd: Darkness and the Collective Unconsciousness

Welcome back to the Weekly Nerd! As you can probably guess at this point, I am a huge fan of the Persona series as well as the Shin Megami Tensei (SMT) series in general. To finish off the Persona Primer series, I figured I would talk a little about some of the prominent themes in the SMT games. (Read More)
The Weekly Nerd: <i>Your Name</i> Review

The Weekly Nerd: Your Name Review

Every once in awhile, you see a movie that presents the emotions of the characters within the narrative in such a strong way it is almost palpable. Your Name is a story about the emotional highs and lows that tie people together. Your Name is an anime movie about two high school kids connected across (Read More)
The Weekly Nerd: Persona Primer (Part Three)

The Weekly Nerd: Persona Primer (Part Three)

Over time, the Persona series has gained incredible popularity in both North America and Japan since the release of Persona 3. Even with that in mind, no one was quite prepared for how popular the next entry in the series would be. Persona 4 took the world by storm. The game streamlined a lot of (Read More)
The Weekly Nerd: Rick and Morty "The Rickshank Redemption" Review

The Weekly Nerd: Rick and Morty “The Rickshank Redemption” Review

In a surprise move to everyone, Rick and Morty is finally back for season 3! It was a little confusing because the episode aired on April 1st, so many a fan thought it was a joke. But luckily for us, this was no April Fool’s prank! The episode starts off with a fairly obvious but (Read More)
The Weekly Nerd: Persona Primer (Part Two)

The Weekly Nerd: Persona Primer (Part Two)

With every passing day, Persona 5 gets closer and closer to its release date. The anticipation for the game is at an all-time high. As a fan of the franchise, I have had many people ask me if you need to play the previous games in order to fully enjoy this upcoming title. While you (Read More)
The Weekly Nerd: Iron Fist Review

The Weekly Nerd: Iron Fist Review

Marvel’s latest Netflix series Iron Fist does not open strong at all. Nor does it finish strong. There are certainly points of interest within the show itself but I found that I never felt connected to the characters nor the events taking place around them. This is a persistent problem with the show as it (Read More)
The Weekly Nerd: Persona Primer (Part One)

The Weekly Nerd: Persona Primer (Part One)

The Megami Tensei series dates all the way back the NES era. At that time, it was a JRPG game that paled in popularity to that of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. Since then, the series has branched off in many directions with spin-offs, side stories and completely separate series. During the past two console (Read More)

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