25th Aug2019

Are Nerds Still the Best Gamers?

by James Smith

I consider myself a fan of online gaming, but to be honest, all that really means is that I own a PS4, and sometimes play it. I wouldn’t say that I’m some kind of uber-fan though, and nowadays, I’m more than likely to be found playing online casino games than online MMORPG games. It’s just […]

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25th Aug2019

Why Microtransactions Should be Regulated like Gambling

by James Smith

Microtransactions are small financial transactions that occur on digital platforms such as phone apps and gaming consoles, typically involving the sale of in-game content. One of the most common features are mystery boxes or ‘loot boxes’ which encourage players to spend money to increase their chances of finding a rare item in a game. But […]

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21st Aug2019

Opinionated: Which is the Best Kevin Smith Film?

by Chris Cummings

Kevin Smith spoke to me in my late-teens, making films that echoed my sentiments while also delivering characters and plots that were relatable, hanging out with slackers, losers, down-and-outs, degenerates or nerds in places that ranged from convenience stores to video stores to shopping malls to comic book shops. My memories of his films are […]

20th Aug2019

The Top 3 Best-Selling Video Games Over The Years

by James Smith

There have been many popular video games that have been released over the years that have sold millions of copies worldwide. The Sims, Call of Duty, and FIFA, are just some popular titles that have performed well with video game fans. While there have been outstanding original games released recently, there have also been many […]

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20th Aug2019

The growth of 4K, UHD and HDR television

by James Smith

Trends like 3D televisions have surfaced and subsequently fizzled out due to lack of consumer interest, but that hasn’t deterred the television manufacturers, and the industry as a whol, from trying to create the next big thing, designed to make consumers turn in their current, serviceable, TV for something newer and flashier – and it […]

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19th Aug2019

Opinionated: Should WWE Bring King of the Ring Back as a Pay-Per View?

by Chris Cummings

Okay, so fans of current-day wrestling will know that WWE just recently announced the return of the King of the Ring tournament to television. An old concept, the King of the Ring dates all the way back to the likes of “Macho King” Randy Savage, King Haku and King Harley Race, but the first televised […]

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16th Aug2019

Which Is The Best Browser For You?

by James Smith

Depending on what you want to do online, having the right web browser can make a huge difference to your online activity – whether your priority is its faster performance, better security or more flexibility through downloadable extensions. The browser that you are currently using might not be the best, so it’s a good idea […]

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16th Aug2019

Hard Question for Startups

by James Smith

You’re a startup business, you’ve found your niche and you’re all set to go but how do you know that niche is everything you think it will be? Is it even a niche at all and if it is, is it something that’s really going to make you money? In this article, we’re taking a […]

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16th Aug2019

The Top 5 Best Dating Sites for Geeks and Nerds

by James Smith

Internet dating is everywhere these days, and one of the most encouraging aspects of this sense of ubiquitousness is that there are sites for every possible taste, gender, sexual orientation or cultural background. The fact you can now adopt the convenience of getting together with other singles in the online environment has been ideal for […]

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15th Aug2019

Life is Strange 2: Awkward, Relatable and Open-Minded on Sexuality

by Xenia Grounds

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Life is Strange 2 and Life is Strange. I’ll cut straight to the chase. I think Life is Strange 2 explores sexuality and sex incredibly well to an almost painfully relatable degree. It’s so honest with its approach but still manages to be very touching in the way it handles the subject […]

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14th Aug2019

Opinionated: The Rise and Rise of NXT

by Chris Cummings

Fans of pro-wrestling, of which I am obviously one, will know all about the rising force within WWE known as NXT. WWE’s own version of independent wrestling, NXT provides a more realistic sports-based product with an old-school tone and a roster of guys who, much of the time, have made waves across the indie circuit […]

14th Aug2019

6 Things the ‘Chernobyl’ Podcast Revealed about the Show

by James Smith

It’s hard to come to grips with the true horrors of an event like Chernobyl. Yet the eponymous television mini-series’ creators succeeded in doing just that. From the first moments of danger through to the devastating aftereffects for those involved. Which was no small feat. Breaking a story like this down to its core, while […]

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12th Aug2019

The Most Excellent Comics of 2019, So Far

by James Smith

The comics’ world has had a lot to offer this year. Many comic-book series have been released along with graphic novels that discover the dynamic between text and images. For sure, if you love comics and graphic novels, you have probably come across some poignant graphic memoirs and sensational genre tales. See, people have different […]

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07th Aug2019

The Luckiest and Most Hapless Casino Players Ever

by James Smith

For some people, online casino games are just for fun and entertainment. For more serious players, the games are there to make money from. Many millions of people around the world play online casino games determined to score a big win and make a significant profit. Some very lucky people do walk away with a […]

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06th Aug2019

Why play live casino online?

by James Smith

As the casino industry has grown, we have seen a number of developments and most of them are courtesy of advances in technology. While some people have a preference as to whether they visit a brick-and-mortar casino or log-in to the online equivalent – one thing is for sure, live casino brings the two together […]

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06th Aug2019

5 Ways Technology Can Be Used For Business Growth

by James Smith

The first challenge that any business faces is surviving long enough to break even without running out of cash. When you reach that point and your business is in a fairly stable position, it’s time to start thinking about the future. Some people are happy to keep things ticking over as they are because they […]

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05th Aug2019

Archie Comics: Old & New

by Chris Cummings

I wasn’t somebody who grew up reading, or even knowing about, the Archie Comics stuff. I don’t even know if it was available here in the UK when I was a kid. It wasn’t until a few years ago when I started checking out some of the terrific bumper editions of old Archie comics, the […]

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02nd Aug2019

Frightfest – A Film Festival’s Sense of Community is All

by Stuart Wright

[Editors Note: Ahead of the start of his annual Frightfest preview podcast series, which starts right here on Nerdly this Monday, Stuart Wright gives you his thoughts on the festival, which is now in its 20th year] Here’s a salutary lesson for all frustrated filmmakers out there. In addition, there are implicit words of advice to […]

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02nd Aug2019

Retrospective: The Lion King (1994)

by Xenia Grounds

WARNING: I expect it’s unlikely but if you haven’t seen The Lion King then this retrospective contains massive spoilers. To say that The Lion King is a classic Disney movie feels like an understatement. It’s widely considered one of the best movies that Disney has ever made. When it comes to the films made during […]

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02nd Aug2019

eBuying Comics: Week 24

by Ian Wells

As comics are a visual media I am going to talk about collecting original artwork these week. When I first came up with this subject my initial idea was just the eBay hunting side of things. But collecting original comic artwork  goes much further, covering a variety of ways to acquire such items. What I […]

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30th Jul2019

With Great Passion Comes Great Responsibility: The Best Ways To Express Our Geekiness

by Phil Wheat

The way it used to be, being a geek was the millstone around our necks. Now, there’s never been a better time to be out and proud. Whether you are someone who prides yourself on the various collectibles in your comic book collection, or you are more than happy discussing the finer points of the […]

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26th Jul2019

eBuying Comics: Week 23

by Ian Wells

The sun is shining the MCU is trending wildly on Twitter, it can only mean one thing… San Diego Comic Con was this past weekend. This year marked the fiftieth anniversary of the comic con behemoth. All of the news coming out of the convention center was positive and exciting. Whether it was Kevin Smith […]

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