With the Super Bowl around the corner, it seems important to put all the hype behind the big event into perspective—particularly if you think the average sports fan and video game fan have nothing in common.
Some stuff, you can count on nerdy folk actually thinking. Gameplay over graphics. The original Star Wars movies are the better than the newer ones. Subs over dubs. You know, typical nerdy opinions. And then there's stuff many nerds would never say.
The geeky proclivities of folks like Aisha Tyler, Donald Glover and W. Kamau Bell have sparked conversations about the idea of what it means to be black and nerdy these days. How far back does this phenomenon go? Well, if you think Urkel’s the first black nerd, then you should probably watch comedian Baron Vaughn…
When I originally put together the gaming-related confessions people made on Twitter before the 'end of the world,' I left out something curious: there were a ton of confessions about liking video games. Like it's such a big reveal—the world is ending! What dirty secret can I get off my chest? Oh, I like video games.
They walk among us—average citizens who don capes and masks at night to battle evil-doers. They call themselves Real Life Superheroes, and they are, of course, deeply nerdy.
Microsoft's multi-touch Surface table may not seem like an efficient use of one's cash, but if this Dungeons & Dragons demo from the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University moves beyond "proof of concept" we'll start considering a purchase.