Nerd News Roundup


Almost Human

Here’s a poster from JJ Abrams upcoming television show about cop Karl Urban teaming up with an android partner. Aside from Agents of SHIELD, this the project  I think I’m most looking forward to this season.

"I am the law." "The Law is a term for the abstract concept entailing the entire sum of all ordinances and regulations passed by your human society's various governing bodies. You cannot be the law. Rather you should say, "I am a representative of the law." "Shut up, Data."

“I am the law.”
“The Law is a term for the abstract concept entailing the entire sum of all ordinances and regulations passed by your human society’s various governing bodies. You cannot be the law. Rather you should say, “I am a representative of the law.”
“Shut up, Data.”

(h/t ComicBookMovie)

Star Wars

Another day, more rumors about the casting process.

Today’s rumor involves Michael B. Jordan and David Oyelowo reading for unknown parts.

Video Games

Sadly, former head of Nintendo head Hiroshi Yamauchi passed away.

He was known as “the godfather of the console”, building the Japanese firm Nintendo from a playing cards manufacturer into one of the world’s most powerful computer games businesses. Now the gaming industry is paying tribute to the company’s former president, Hiroshi Yamauchi, who died on Thursday at 85.

For a generation of gamers, Yamauchi’s Nintendo represented a golden era of mainstream gaming, dominated by classic titles like Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda and Metroid. In the early 90s, the company’s mascot Mario, a moustachioed Italian plumber, became one of the world’s most popular animated characters. A 1990 survey found he was more recognisable to American children than Mickey Mouse.

Yamauchi installed the company’s central doctrine – that gameplay is always more important than technology

In other video game news, all of the executives at Rockstar Games are going around yelling “KA-CHING!” today.

(Reuters) – “Grand Theft Auto V,” the fifth installment of the video game that became a focal point of debate about gratuitous violence and explicit content in the media, came out guns blasting with $800 million in global first-day sales.

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