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Alright, the polls are closed and you have chosen the Best of 2016. Some of these results were really close. We had to bring in a tie breaker on more than a few of these categories. But, 2016 was a great year for nerds and 2017 looks to be an even better one.

Without any more bantering, here’s the results of the Best of 2016 Poll!!!

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By: JD Hardin

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Several months back, we took the time to let you, the good people, know what we were up to. Among that list was a YouTube channel for our podcasts and interviews. Unfortunately, all that has made it on the channel so far is too videos of a round table with Kevin Eastman. Last week we did a live video feed on vape.tv but still no YouTube. As of this morning, I’m happy to report that promise is finally reaching fruition. Last night, a live streaming test was performed with great success! So, look forward to seeing our ugly mugs every Sunday night!!

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By: Chris Ramirez

Matriarch is the first album by Veil of Maya to use clean vocals, which has caused some controversy among fans. Additionally all of the track titles for Matriarch are named after popular female characters from various Nerd media from Nyu being named after the primary antagonist of the Anime series “Elfen Lied” to “Daenerys” being named after Daenerys Targaryen from the A Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones).
Track listing as follows:

1. “Nyu” from Elfen Lied

2. “Leeloo” from The Fifth Element

3. “Ellie” from The Last of Us

4. “Lucy” from the movie Lucy

5. “Mikasa” from Attack on Titan

6. “Aeris” from Final Fantasy VII

7. “Three-Fifty” from Y: The Last Man

8. “Phoenix” Jean Grey of the X-Men

9. “Matriarch” 

10. “Teleute” 

11. “Daenerys” from Game of Thrones

12. “Lisbeth” from the Millenium series

Veil of Maya is an American deathcore band, formed in Chicago, Illinois by members Marc Okubo and Sam Applebaum in 2004. The group is currently signed to Sumerian Records, have released five full-length studio albums and are considered to be a contributor in the “djent” scene. 

Discography: 

All Things Set Aside- 2006

The Common Man’s Collapse- 2008

[ID] – 2010

Eclipse- 2012

Matriarch- May 12, 2015 

Check out their new video for “Mikasa”

I give it 5 joysticks!

By: Steven Saunders
 About the game: 

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Title: Marvel Heroes

Status: Released Graphics: 3D

Genre: MMORPG

Developer: Gazillion Entertainment

Publisher: Marvel

Marvel Heroes is a 3DAction RPG. Similar to Diablo in movement and play style, Marvel Heroes lets players assume control of Marvel’s most famous superheroes. Players can choose from a wide variety of superheroes, each with their own iconic skills and unique armor.

As players level up in game, they will gain access to new abilities which can be swapped out freely, allowing players to customize their superheroes role. Players can unlock new superheroes through random drops, which can then be switched to at any time during play. New costumes can also be found in game, but must be crafted with items dropped from random mobs. Depending on what items are used to craft the costume, players can create costumes with unique attributes such as increased health or defenses. Everything in the game can be gained with time in game or bought.
Players will team up with other superheroes and embark on a custom story written by one of Marvel’s most famous comic book writers, Brian Michael Bendis. The game features unique, a fully voice acted motion comic, aka cut scenes, which pay homage to classic comic books.
Unlike traditional RPGs, players can explore and fight in many areas of the game without having to party up. Certain areas are not instanced, which allows players to team up and fight iconic super-villains that serve as world bosses including Venom and Doctor Octopus. The game has many wonderful perks, taking ability’s from other heroes to make your favorite become more, give rouge colossuses armor. The Dev’s listen to the players but do not give you everything. No real overpowered characters. Downfalls, controls can be hard to get used to, same stories, no difference from character to character.
So far my favorite has been Ghost Rider. Love the banter he says and the motorcycle abilities are a blast, so give it a try and be your own hero.

PROS

• Devs listen to players.
• Everything is open for free to play you do not have to pay anything (Not a buy to win).

• Steady updates with new characters (Recent Dr. Doom).

• Control of spec path making each character different even if same hero.

• Character Banter (hilarious).

• Voice acted motion comics.

• Free game.

• Diablo style dungeon crawling.

• Based on Marvel comic universe.
CONS

• Storage space (fills quickly).
• Better in game tutorial (Not well explained).

• End game tutorial (Need to know by level 60).

By: Soren Scribner & Tonya Hardin

  

In 1989, Nintendo teamed up with Universal Pictures and created The Wizard. The Wizard was a coming-of-age story about a young boy named Jimmy, who became obsessed with going to California after his twin sister drowned. Eventually, he ran away with his brother, Corey, and they soon discovered Jimmy’s innate ability to master video games. They met a girl along the way who convinced Jimmy to go to Los Angeles to a video game competition called Video Game Armageddon. The movie was riddled with Nintendo references, and has been called “a feature-length commercial” by many viewers. Shortly after the movie was released, Nintendo held their first Nintendo World Championships.  

The big news for today is this: twenty-five years later, Nintendo will finally be relaunching the Nintendo World Championships. As laid out by Nintendo, the competition will begin on the 30th of May at eight selected Best Buy locations in major cities around the country. The winner of each of these Regional Championships will face-off with each other, along with eight other competitors invited to compete by Nintendo. The Championship will be held during the Electronic Entertainment Expo on the 14th of June in Los Angeles, California. The competitors will take part in a multi-round competition with selected Nintendo games on selected devices. The winner of this event will be crowned the 2015 Nintendo World Champion. The Championship will be available for interested parties to watch online.
The competition will begin at selected Best Buy locations in the following cities:

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Torrance, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • Maple Grove, MN
  • Long Island City, NY
  • Dallas, TX
  • Tacoma, WA

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