Nerd News Summer Edition


Every week there’s something happening in the world of nerds. As summer is now with us, I’ll be focusing on roughly only four major bits of news each week. Let’s get started!

For those of you that don’t know, Anime Expo happens each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center the weekend of July 4. During the event, there will be many exclusive premieres, such as the My Hero Academia: THE MOVIE – Two Heroes (which I’m super stoked for), panels with content creators, cosplay gatherings, live performances, themed after parties and much, much more. Stay tuned!

In honor of Harry Potter’s birthday, Scholastic is releasing all new cover art which was hand drawn by illustrator Brian Selznick. When stacked next to each other, the new cover art paints a bigger picture, which is essentially the story of Harry Potter. Digimon, on the other hand, has a new anime project in the works, has made a Funko Pop debut, and just recently released Digimon ReArised, which is available for iOS and Andriod, though this is only available in Japan unless you download an APK. Or if you’re like me and prefer something tangible, get the newschool oldschool original digimon pendulum in new colors here for roughly $36, though since it’s international shipments, you’ll have to go through a third party seller for an added price.

Nintendo did not like that. You see a few people were using hacks to put NSFW images on to children games like Mario Odyssey. Porn. In games. For children. Now I know that some people might be upset at me calling the game “for children,” but let’s be real for a second, although an older audience can definitely enjoy it, I enjoyed the game as well, I know full well the game wasn’t intended for that older audience more so than the younger one. We should not have porn in Mario. So Nintendo did the sensible thing and banned all hackers. While this blows, as the real hackers were just messing around with the Switch’s limitations, it’s understandable that Nintendo would want to keep a tight lid on what their image promotes to their audience. Oh, and a final note, don’t use pirated or even emulated games, as Nintendo will ban you too for “hacking.”

Wrecking Ball is a tank and is available to play now in the Public Test Region (PTR). In order to download it if you haven’t yet, simply click on the region dropdown menu above the play button when you’re on the Overwatch screen and download the PTR server. Already, Hammond has came in like a Wrecking Ball into many players hearts, as there’s even a new subreddit dedicated to the new diva in town.