HAPPY NEW YEAR & “The PractitioNERD” 2012-In-Review!!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 21,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report full of nerdy factoids and what-cha-ma-info! Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR & “The PractitioNERD” 2012-In-Review!!

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CNET’s Worst Tech Products of 2012. ONWARD!

Alright ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again! We are now gathered in front of your computers, phones, tablets, etc., to celebrated the absolute best tech products of the ye….what….wait, we’re not taking about the best gadgets of the year? Really, we’re going to list and talk about the crap? Well, OK then. It appears that CNET is ready to countdown their 5  lowest-rated gadget reviews from this year.  Too bad, many of these products kind of sounded like really good ideas on paper.  Check out the video after the break, and HERE…WE…GO!!!

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The 2012 GameStop EXPO, from the Show Floor to DANCING ZOMBIES!

Back on Wednesday, August 29th, I was in attendance (with VIP access, because I “rolls” like that) at the first-ever, open-to-the-public GameStop PowerUp Rewards EXPO at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas, which marked MY VERY FIRST GAME CONVENTION EVER!! Plus, I got my chance to finally meet WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler (after calling him out on Twitter).  The videos below contain images and footage of games I’ve seen and/or played, from:

Sport Champions 2, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal, God of War Ascension, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Dishonored, Ni No Kuni, Injustice, Assassin’s Creed 3 (& Liberation), Rayman Legends (on WiiU), Nintendoland, Dead of Alive 5, Halo 4, Little Big Planet Karting, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution, Aliens: Colonial Marines, WWE ’13, and more!

Check out the slideshow and some videos after the break!

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The PractitioNERD at the GameStop EXPO 2012!

The PractitioNERD at the GameStop EXPO 2012!

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Return of the London Olympics: The Summer Game’s Shooting Venue

And now…the long awaited “Part 3” of my “coverage” of works of architecture being erected for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Summer Games that start next month in London. First I covered the nomadic basketball arena, second was the natatorium, and now I’ll be covering the London Olympic Shooting Venue.  This building will accommodate the 10, 25 and 50 m Sport Shooting events for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and after the Summer Games have concluded, the three temporary and mobile buildings will be dismantled (a’la the basketball arena before mentioned) and rebuilt in Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.   Continue reading “Return of the London Olympics: The Summer Game’s Shooting Venue”

Be Immersed in the Pre-E3 2012 Hype!

DAY 0 (Pre-E3)

Aloha, fellow gamers!! This is the time of year that we all look forward to on the yearly gaming calendar (next to the dates of certain game releases we are looking forward to) is the annual Electronics Entertainment Expo, also known as “E3.” Just in the past 18 hours, many brand new trailers for some of the games that are to be announced/mentioned/revealed/updated about at the convention. All next week — from Monday June 4th to Wednesday June 6th — The PractitioNERD is be featuring the “Daily Top Five” stories of the day at E3. After the break, check out some of those trailers, including Tomb Raider (which I have recently gushed about), Metal Gear Rising (as a HUGE fan of the Metal Gear series), and more; all of which will available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and (most likely) PC. Continue reading “Be Immersed in the Pre-E3 2012 Hype!”

“Call of Duty: Black Ops II” out 11/13/2012, and I’m….Excited?

Wait!  A Call of Duty game that will have branching paths in the main campaign storyline for the first time in the franchise’s history?  AND side-missions to add onto said storyline, taking a sandbox approach?  AND the return of Zombie Mode?  AND it takes place 13 years in the future in a (prayerfully) neo-Cold War 2025?  Oh my goodness; I’m actually LOOKING FORWARD to a new Call of Duty game.  Oh boy, oh boy; three-two-one, one-two-three, what the HECK is bothering me? Continue reading ““Call of Duty: Black Ops II” out 11/13/2012, and I’m….Excited?”

Grantland’s David Shoemaker on the 2012 WWE Royal Rumble & The State of the WWE

With the WWE Royal Rumble coming up tomorrow, the WWE finds itself in a very interesting and very successful situation (if played correctly).  Grantland writer David Shoemaker (also known as “The Masked Man”) takes a look back at the history and the legacy of the Royal Rumble, as well as the current intriguing storylines that are leading up to the event. Shoemaker starts by discussing the inception and evolution of … Continue reading Grantland’s David Shoemaker on the 2012 WWE Royal Rumble & The State of the WWE

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"Yakuza: Dead Souls" is Coming to the US in 2012!! MOAR ZOMBIES!!

The Yakuza video game series by SEGA (known in Japan as Like a Dragon) is one of the more underrated critical darlings in gaming.  It can best be described as the Japanese version of Rockstar Games’ popular Grand Theft Auto series, mixed with the short-lived Shenmue series, also made by SEGA.  SEGA is currently working on releasing a new side-story to the Yakuza series with the … Continue reading "Yakuza: Dead Souls" is Coming to the US in 2012!! MOAR ZOMBIES!!

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