Monthly Archives: March 2018

Mantis gives his thoughts on Sea of Thieves

So last week we finally saw the release of the much anticipated open world, pirate game, Sea of Thieves. Sea of Thieves is of course a Microsoft exclusive and is developed by the British game developer Rare. It was first announced at E3 2015 and ever since then it has been on my list of games that I have been most excited for. My original plan was to get it on my Xbox One but last year I built myself a pretty sweet gaming PC and decided to get the game for PC instead. The great thing is that this game is cross compatible and I am able to play with my friends on Xbox just as easily as I can with my friends that game on PC. I was so excited for this game to come out, but now that it’s out and I’ve played it for a while, I am feeling a bit underwhelmed.

PS4 Spider-Man Hoodie

So far there has been no official release date given for the much anticipated Spider-Man game coming to the PlayStation 4 this year, but rumor has it that it will be out sometime at the end of June. However that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be excited or try to get your hands on a pretty awesome piece of Spider-Man merch featuring his signature look from the upcoming game. Check out this awesome hoodie with the sick looking white spider across the front and back of it. This new look for the web head is definitely unique and I wasn’t sure I liked it at first, but it definitely started to grow on me. Unfortunately they are only taking pre-orders for this hoodie right now and it won’t be available until June of this year either.

NEW Deadpool 2 Trailer

Back in February we got our first look at Deadpool and a somewhat unfinished Cable but today we are graced with a fully finished trailer for Deadpool 2. Honestly the most exciting part about this trailer is that we get our first look at the X-Force and I have to admit that they look pretty bad ass. However, Josh Brolin’s Cable looks awesome and comes in at a close second to seeing the X-Force. If I had one complaint it would most likely be the fact that Domino looks too simplistic. She’s not a hard character to mess up, yet some how the studio managed to do it. Still she is not a character that I am super invested in so for me her look isn’t too hard to get past. Also I’m glad to see Colossus back in this one even if he just has a small role this time. 

KB Toy Stores Returning

The sad news of Toys “R” Us closing all of it’s stores in North America was just announced last week. Not only do I have some great memories of going to Toys “R” Us as a kid but I also have some amazing memories of going there as an adult with my son. It’s always been a source of fun and excitement in my life and to see it go really does make me sad. However, there is some good news on the horizon for both toy store fans and the 33,000 employees of Toys R Us about to be laid off. Another former toy store giant is planning to make it’s return to North America. KB Toys has been gone for almost 10 year with the last of their stores closing back in 2009. However, plans are currently in the works to open new stores and help out former employees of the closing Toys R Us stores. 

Mark Hamill gets choked up filming with Yoda in TLJ

This is a very cool behind the scenes look at Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) filming a scene with Frank Oz (Yoda) on the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It’s like watching two old friends be reunited for the first time in decades. Essentially that is what is happening because even though Mark and Frank have reunited, this is the first time we see Luke and Yoda reunite since The Return of The Jedi was released back in 1983. For fans who saw The Last Jedi this was definitely an emotional moment and it’s really cool to see that it was for the actors as well. Check out the video below and be sure to let us know what you think of it Nerd Nation!

Pacific Rim: Uprising LEGO Trailer

Many movie trailers have gotten some really unique fan made versions of them and Pacific Rim: Uprising is no exception. This time it gets the LEGO treatment from Brick FORCE Studios and it looks awesome. I would definitely watch a Lego Pacific Rim movie not to mention be excited for some actual Pacific Rim Lego sets. The video below is a great recreation of the first trailer that was released for the upcoming Pacific Rim movie back in October of last year. If you haven’t seen it yet (which we recommend that you do first) or want to compare the two with each other, then just click here to see the first official Pacific Rim: Uprising trailer.

Days Gone Delayed Until 2019

One of the most anticipated games of 2018 has been pushed back to next year. The spectacular looking zombie survival game known as Days Gone has officially been delayed until sometime in 2019. Days Gone was first announced at E3 2016 and was recieved by fans with a lot of excitement. OK, the first thing I will say is that if this delay helps bring us a better game then I am all for it. I hate when companies rush a game’s development just to get it out in time to meet their deadline and what we get as a result falls far short of what we were promised. Still I am a little disappointed that after being announced 2 years ago there is still not solid release date in site for this game.

Tom Clancy’s: The Division 2 Announced

Good news for Division fans! Ubisoft has officially announced the development of Tom Clancy’s: The Division 2. Members of the development team announced it on an official Ubisoft live stream and said that a full reveal will be coming this summer at E3 2018. Personally I was a big fan of this game in the beginning but lost interest in it after reaching the first level cap. The announcement comes exactly 2 years to the day after to original Division was launched. Not many details were given about the upcoming sequel except that “some” player progression will be carried over from the original game. An official logo was released on Ubisoft’s own website and we have posted it below for you guys.