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DMC Presents: ‘Last Sons Of America’ A Great Adoption Thriller

Posted  February 10, 2016  by  Chris Proulx

So there’s a problem in comics right now. There are too many good books out there and sometimes smaller books can get lost in the shuffle. One publisher that is putting out some really good stuff is BOOM! Studios. Last year BOOM! decided to cut back on the number of titles they were publishing to […]

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Tech & Games

‘Dark Souls III’ Opening Cinematic Is, Well, Dark – And Gorgeous

Posted  February 9, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

Yesterday the folks at Bandai Namco showed us how players of the upcoming game Dark Souls III will die — I mean, showed us some of the big baddies, in the game’s opening cinematic. Due to be released on April 12, Dark Souls III is the latest in the franchise known for being some of the […]

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Comic Books

Black Hero Appreciation Month: Hobie Brown (The Prowler)

Posted  February 7, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

While he didn’t start out as technically a hero, I have always been a big fan of Hobie Brown, The Prowler, and not because we share the same last name. No, I credit The Prowler with helping keep me from my otherwise inevitable transition into a racist redneck. OK, some explanation is clearly required. I […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Undertale’ Is Over The Top Good

Posted  February 6, 2016  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we’re diving into one of the most unusual titles in recent months that has received amazing praise from all over — Undertale! In the world of Undertale, a war has broken out between the two major races: Humans and Monsters. After claiming victory, the Humans sent all of the Monsters […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Patience Needed And Rewarded For ‘Xenoblade Chronicles X’

Posted  February 5, 2016  by  JIbrii Ransom

Xenoblade Chronicles was a highly under-appreciated game. It came out for the Wii and was an amazing JRPG that introduced new gameplay elements, interesting characters, and breathtaking environments. If you haven’t played the game I highly suggest you do. So how do you follow up a game like it? By adding mechs. Xenoblade Chronicles X […]

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Cosplay & Style

Black Superhero Appreciation Month: Al Simmons (Spawn)

Posted  February 4, 2016  by  Ashley Rogers

Lt. Colonel Albert Francis Simmons, a.k.a Al Simmons, a.k.a Spawn blazed onto the comics scene in the very early nineties and has been adapted into short-lived television and movie series by HBO and New Line Cinema respectively. Michael Jai White (who later went on to star in the titular role of Black Dynamite in a […]

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Articles

Sex Sells: How Cosplay Could Die

Posted  March 28, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

On February 28th, Yaya Han wrote a post on her Facebook account that read: “Maybe if I made a FB page about my boobs some of you can separate the kind of comments you post here. I appreciate you all being here but sometimes I think some of you forget I am a human being […]

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Special Warning: Your Cosplay Facebook Account May Already Be Gone.

Posted  August 21, 2012  by  Shauna Leva

Suddenly and without warning, cosplayer facebook pages are disappearing! It seems as though anyone with the word ‘cosplay’ in their Facebook username has had their accounts deleted without explanation. Some theories hitting the news feed now are that facebook wants to concentrate cosplayer activities to fan pages only, but only time will tell. As of this […]

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Cosplay Advice

The Pursuit of Cosplay Fame

Posted  March 18, 2013  by  Chaka Cumberbatch

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling down my Twitter timeline when I stumbled upon what appeared to be a landmine of tweets regarding the finalists chosen for the Less Than Three professional gaming and cosplay group. The tweets fell into two categories – of the congratulatory and celebratory variety, and of the…well…not so celebratory […]

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Cosplay Advice

Why The Hate? A Look At Homestuck Fandom

Posted  November 13, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

At Another Anime Convention 2012, I took the opportunity to interview Homestuck cosplayers about why they love their fandom. The reason why I did this is because I’ve been hearing grumbling from some cosplayers of how they can’t stand Homestuck fans. One, for example, shared on Facebook how he found Homestuck cosplayers “revolting.” I think […]

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Articles

The Face of Cosplay: Racism & Cosplayers of Color

Posted  February 28, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

It must have been almost ten years ago when I was first introduced to the cosplay community by photographer extraordinaire Anna Fischer and since then I’ve been documenting cosplay culture through other websites and now with Nerd Caliber. In the beginning, once in a while, I would catch an odd remark made by a cosplayer […]

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Cosplay & Style

Creepers To Avoid At Comic-Con (And Elsewhere)

Posted  July 11, 2013  by  E. Ortiz

San Diego Comic Con is the biggest convention in the US, and I always look forward to seeing what amazing cosplays and cosplayers will be showcased there, either in photos or in video form. And most of those videos I see online tend to fall into two categories; either the cosplays are showcased to show […]

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The Friend Zone Dilemma: Women Bashing and Reality Checks

Posted  May 15, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

Friendzone Fiona is a well-known meme that started in 2011 that poked fun at a situation that most of the socially awkward have experienced at one time in their young lives: the dilemma of being in love with someone who only sees you as a friend, or worse, like a brother. Know Your Meme describes […]

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Cosplay Advice

Cosplay Activism Fatigue

Posted  April 30, 2013  by  Chaka Cumberbatch

If you opened this post thinking you were in for yet another diatribe about issues in the cosplay community, then tie yourself down to whatever chair you’re sitting in – because this is the remix. If you’re even a semi-active cosplayer with a social media presence, you’d have to be living under a rock to […]

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Is Being A Gamer A Liability? The Maine Republican Party Wants You To Think So!

Posted  October 5, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

I really hope the Maine Republican Party doesn’t find out about my history of playing Monopoly. They might think I enjoy putting people out of business. Whether we are Democrats, Republicans or Independents, we all know that it is very important that we elect good politicians that take issues head-on in a serious manner. Colleen […]

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Cosplay & Style

New York Comic Con 2012 – Friday Cosplay Gallery (Part One)

Posted  October 15, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

Our first collection of cosplay pictures from the New York Comic-Con 2012 is up! These are Friday’s pictures taken by photographer Rodney Brown. Stay tuned for more videos and photos of what we saw at NYCC 2012! [nggallery id=129]

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An Open Letter to Tony “Effing” Harris: Cosplay Misconceptions and Misogyny

Posted  November 14, 2012  by  Ashley Rogers

Mr. Harris, I will come right out and say it. I have an “effing” problem with what you have to say. You don’t know me and I only have a cursory knowledge of your work but much like you, I don’t give a crap and I’m gonna say it anyway. You might not be a misogynist  […]

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Cosplay Advice

Talking Plus-Size Cosplay with Lady Ari

Posted  June 25, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

Features about health are very important to Nerd Caliber and we try every once in a while to publish an article that we hope to enlighten you to the benefits of exercise and eating right. However, whether you are underweight, overweight and any weight in between you are still wonderful. If you are plus-sized or […]

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Articles

Do You Judge A Gamer By Their Picture?

Posted  December 14, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

If you browse through Tumblr, Facebook and meme-themed websites like 9GAG, most likely you will have come across this image: This image has set off a huge reaction all across the web. There have been jokes such as this one below: What has been the most interesting is the different comments that appear on Facebook […]

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Articles

Christopher Nolan’s Next Movie: Metal Gear Solid

Posted  June 12, 2012  by  David Palmacci

This is a heavy plea, the title was a trap to get your attention and it worked! Why though would I trick you? First, you should always expect deception and traps from me, but why Christopher Nolan and why Metal Gear Solid? Well maybe it’s the same reason why Joss Whedon had to direct the […]

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Cosplay & Style

Anime Festival Orlando 2012 Cosplay Gallery

Posted  October 7, 2012  by  Kenneth Davis

Anime Festival Orlando 2012 had a lot of great cosplays and Ken AD Photography was there to capture some amazing pictures at one of Florida’s best conventions. Come back  to Nerd Caliber everyday this week as we celebrate Ken AD’s work at AFO with a feature showcasing a particular cosplay! [nggallery id=121]

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