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Like Night and Day: A Week 1 Review of ‘The Nightly Show’

Posted  January 28, 2015  by  Ashley Rogers

At the time of writing this there have been four episodes of The Nightly Show available for viewing on Hulu or through the Comedy Central website. Larry Wilmore knew the size of the shoes he had to fill and how many eyes would be upon him when taking over the time slot that had been held for […]

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Arisia 2015 Cosplay Gallery From Our Newest Photographer!

Posted  January 26, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

At Arisia we got a chance to work with contributors we haven’t seen in months (welcome back Grace!, and you rock Luis!), but we also started working with a new photographer based here in New England, John Green. He has been shooting cosplay at conventions for a couple of years now and he has a […]

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Elemental Evil: The Newest Storyline For Dungeons and Dragons!

Posted  January 23, 2015  by  E. Ortiz

Of the many Dungeons and Dragons modules I played so many years ago, The Temple of Elemental Evil was the most memorable. I’m not going to spoil it for those who have never heard of or played it before, but it’s a huge dungeon crawl. It’s a campaign I played for months but never grew […]

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The Real Impact of Cosplayers Charging For Shoots

Posted  January 22, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

The latest mostly pointless controversy to hit the online cosplay community is about cosplayers charging to have their pictures taken. Not surprisingly, this is a polarizing issue, with people expounding how it is only fair since photographers sometimes charge for photoshoots, and others saying it is foolish for a hobbyist to charge people to enjoy […]

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Arisia 2015 Sunday Cosplay Gallery!

Posted  January 21, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

The third day of the four-day science fiction and fantasy convention Arisia featured fewer cosplayers than Saturday — at least wandering the lobby of the Westin Waterfront. In fact, there may have been more overall than Saturday, but many of them were involved in prepping for the Masquerade. Alas, I didn’t go to the Masquerade […]

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Arisia 2015 Saturday Cosplay Gallery!

Posted  January 20, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

Arisia is a well-established science fiction and fantasy convention held in Boston early each year at the Westin Waterfront hotel. Timed to coincide with the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, the con runs for four days, and like its much bigger relative DragonCon, it holds events and panels 24 hours for those four days. The […]

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Like Night and Day: A Week 1 Review of ‘The Nightly Show’

Posted  January 28, 2015  by  Ashley Rogers

At the time of writing this there have been four episodes of The Nightly Show available for viewing on Hulu or through the Comedy Central website. Larry Wilmore knew the size of the shoes he had to fill and how many eyes would be upon him when taking over the time slot that had been held for […]

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Arisia 2015 Cosplay Gallery From Our Newest Photographer!

Posted  January 26, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

At Arisia we got a chance to work with contributors we haven’t seen in months (welcome back Grace!, and you rock Luis!), but we also started working with a new photographer based here in New England, John Green. He has been shooting cosplay at conventions for a couple of years now and he has a […]

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Elemental Evil: The Newest Storyline For Dungeons and Dragons!

Posted  January 23, 2015  by  E. Ortiz

Of the many Dungeons and Dragons modules I played so many years ago, The Temple of Elemental Evil was the most memorable. I’m not going to spoil it for those who have never heard of or played it before, but it’s a huge dungeon crawl. It’s a campaign I played for months but never grew […]

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The Real Impact of Cosplayers Charging For Shoots

Posted  January 22, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

The latest mostly pointless controversy to hit the online cosplay community is about cosplayers charging to have their pictures taken. Not surprisingly, this is a polarizing issue, with people expounding how it is only fair since photographers sometimes charge for photoshoots, and others saying it is foolish for a hobbyist to charge people to enjoy […]

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Arisia 2015 Sunday Cosplay Gallery!

Posted  January 21, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

The third day of the four-day science fiction and fantasy convention Arisia featured fewer cosplayers than Saturday — at least wandering the lobby of the Westin Waterfront. In fact, there may have been more overall than Saturday, but many of them were involved in prepping for the Masquerade. Alas, I didn’t go to the Masquerade […]

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Arisia 2015 Saturday Cosplay Gallery!

Posted  January 20, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

Arisia is a well-established science fiction and fantasy convention held in Boston early each year at the Westin Waterfront hotel. Timed to coincide with the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, the con runs for four days, and like its much bigger relative DragonCon, it holds events and panels 24 hours for those four days. The […]

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Shovel Knight — Will You Dig It?

Posted  January 19, 2015  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we go old school with one of the greatest crazes of 2014 – Shovel Knight! (After months of banter, hearsay and appraisal, it was time to “dig into” this game for myself! GET IT?) As its name suggests, you play through the heroic tale of Shovel Knight, a noble warrior […]

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‘Pokemon Omega Ruby’ & ‘Alpha Sapphire’ Are Gems

Posted  January 14, 2015  by  JIbrii Ransom

With great success of Pokemon X & Y and the Kalos region, it’s time to revisit a fan favorite, and come back to the Hoenn region of the third generation of Pokemon, in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. Pokemon has been a video game stable since the late 1990s, taking the world by […]

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Poll: What Movies Do You Most Want To See in 2015?

Posted  January 12, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

There are lots of movies targeted at us nerds being released this year, from the highly hyped movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens to small movies like Chappie. Are you most excited about a sequel like Insurgent, or a remake with a twist, like Pan? Not included in the […]

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Super Smash Bros 4 Beats All Contenders

Posted  January 9, 2015  by  JIbrii Ransom

After a highly anticipated wait Nintendo finally delivers to us probably one of the best games of the 2014 gaming year, Super Smash Bros 4. Super Smash Bros 4 not only delivers what it promised, but then some. An amazing experience from beginning to end, Smash 4 is one of Nintendo’s best games to come […]

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Can ‘Archer’ Recover From Season 5?

Posted  January 7, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

The satirical spy comedy cartoon Archer has its season 6 debut tomorrow night, and fans are eager to see if it can pull itself out of the slump that most agree it had in season 5. Below I will explain why I think season 5 went off the rails so badly (well, ultimately not so […]

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The Top 5 Most Anticipated Indie Games of 2015!

Posted  January 5, 2015  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! With 2015 in full swing, it’s time to get ready for all of the great games that will be coming our way over the next year. Of course, there are far too many to squeeze into a single article, so I have picked out my top 5 most anticipated indie titles […]

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Despite One Major Flaw, ‘Guilty Gear Xrd’ Rocks

Posted  January 3, 2015  by  JIbrii Ransom

Heaven or Hell! Duel 1! Let’s Rock! I cannot begin to say how happy I was to hear that Guilty Gear was coming back. Guilty Gear has always been a unique fighter in my book, since most fighters I played came from Capcom, or other fighting games like Tekken, Killer Instinct, and Mortal Kombat. Guilty […]

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Help Us Resolve Our New Year’s Resolutions

Posted  January 1, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

It’s the first day of 2015, and all sorts of people are stating and explaining their New Year’s resolutions. We here at Nerd Caliber also have some resolutions for the coming year. Of course, we call them “business goals,” but the spirit is still the same. Also, we started discussing these resolutions months ago, which […]

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Joker Invades New York Comic Con 2014

Posted  December 31, 2014  by  E. Ortiz

While it may not be our last post from New York Comic Con, it is our last post of 2014, and this penultimate NYCC post is pretty much the ultimate. Check out all the amazing and wonderful cosplay at this year’s NYCC as they interact with our Joker interviewer, Crown Prince of Cosplay! Our funniest […]

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