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Leigh Whannell
As part of Oz Comic-Con's 2018 festivities, Australian director/writer/actor/altogether good guy Leigh Whannell held a panel this past Sunday where he gave an insight onto his background, his current work, and his observations on the film industry. It goes without saying, Oz Comic-Con was amazing this year - it is every year, of course, the team at ReedPOP are world...
Pokemon Quest
The Pokemon world is abuzz at the moment. The upcoming continuation of the treasured series still lies on the horizon in 2019, with its transition to the Switch making it the first mainline title to hit a home console. Meanwhile, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee is preselling like hotcakes – with everyone conveniently forgetting that they...
Darkest Dungeon
Ever since I first acquired it on its launch day of March 2017, the Nintendo Switch has been constantly surprising me. Though I was initially convinced that it would exist solely as a home console, it has since supplanted my 3DS as the portable handheld of choice for all of my time in transit. I can't actually remember the...
Many of us are at a dangerous point in our lives, where we have only ever known a world in which home video game consoles are present – they shaped our childhood, brought us thousands of hours of enjoyment and thrill, and perhaps inspired the direction we took in our careers – and now we have the disposable income...
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a strange beast, to be sure. It has all of the charm and whimsy of Nintendo's sleepy little franchise, but upon closer inspection, there is a sinister side to it that demands your money if you truly want to feel complete. It's basically Tom Nook in mobile form. As first reported by Eurogamer, the latest...
Mike Mizanin Unveils His Inner Nerd
WrestleMania 34 has come and gone, and it was filled to the brim with the requisite thrills, chills and spills deserving of the biggest event of the year. Though it closed with a rather tiresome slugfest between part-timer Brock Lesnar and perennial pariah Roman Reigns, the first contest on the card was an absolute joyride, as The Miz defended...
WrestleMania XXXIV is mere hours away, one of the biggest events on the pro wrestling calendar for young and old alike. This year’s edition promises to be a memorable one, featuring a mouth-watering matchup between Shinsuke Nakamura and A.J. Styles for the WWE Championship. The undercard is loaded with main event potential, with Ronda Rousey set to make her...
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Have a suggestion for the next Imaginary Essay on gaming, anime or pop culture? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter, and don't forget to leave a grade on this one, too! Introduction In an indeterminate period circa 1992, New York City suffered one of its most disturbing acts of terrorism, when Oroku Saki (henceforth “The Shredder”) orchestrated a heist of...
Mario Odyssey Mario 64
Super Mario Odyssey has been out for a few months now, but somehow it still finds new ways to delight and surprise me. A true throwback to the days of old, when games were whimsical and uncomplicated; no advanced controls to get to grips with, no bloated storyline to slow things down. There aren’t any quizzical online subscriptions required,...
100%. It used to mean something in gaming - an indication of a player’s talent and dedication, a badge of honour that they could show to their friends that would raise their status towards the elite. “I caught all 150 Pokemon.” “I found all of the Chaos Emeralds.” “I finished the game.” Every nook and cranny, discovered. Every obstacle, overcome. No matter what the...
Nintendo PAX
I'm nothing if not predictable. The team at Nerds4LifeBlog are invading PAX Aus this weekend, and I, as your humble lover of all things Nintendo, bolted straight for the big red booth. It's safe. It's familiar. It's-a me. This year's edition of course focused on all things Switch-related, with Splatoon 2, FIFA, NBA and more on display. A queue stretched around...
It's a dirty word in some circles, you know. When a creator takes everything you knew and loved from your favourite game, polishes it off juuuuust enough, and parades its carcass around like a brand new Edgar suit. That sound like fun? Why, it's the dreaded sequel, and it's our topic for today. Fortunately, on occasion sequels are an opportunity...
The moment has come at last: your opponent is staggered, and unable to defend themselves. It's time to finally put them out of their misery with the coup de grâce, unleashing a technique so devastating, it sends them away for good. It's the infamous trope of the 'finishing move', and it's the latest topic for our top 10 lists. Me...