The King Defeats the Beast…

King Kong:Skull Island hit the box office with a hefty weekend at 61 million which was a respectable weekend for the pre-spring blockbuster movie. It did take down Logan this week for the number one seed for the box office. After Logan’s very impressive 85.3 million it shot down to 37.9 million. Here is the full listing of this weekend’s box office:

1. Kong: Skull Island $61 million

2. Logan $37.9 million

3. Get Out $21.1 million

4. The Shack $10.1 million

5. The LEGO Batman Movie $7.8 million

6. Before I Fall $3.1 million

7. Hidden Figures  $2.8 million

8. John Wick: Chapter Two $2.7 million

9. MET Opera: La Traviata $1.8 million

10. La La Land  $1.8 million

Who will take the number one spot this week? We have a good idea at The Nerd Chambers who will take down Kong this week let’s just say another Beast! Go let us know @TheNerdChambers which movie you’re excited to see in the upcoming weeks!

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New X-Men TV Series…

There has been a lot of excitement the last couple of weeks with the X-Men franchise/Fox. Logan came out last week and swept the box office with 85.3 million opening weekend. On top of that, the new X-Men based TV show Legion has been doing very well on FX. Finally we had some insight of Deadpool 2 from a teaser that was shown before Logan, and the exciting of news that Zazie Beetz will be playing Domino!

After all this exciting news we have received, there is another update from Fox. There is another television series that will be starting up some time in the future called Gifted. Alex Gilyadov from IGN reported that…

It also seems The Originals and The Vampire Diaries star Joseph Morgan has been cast in Gifted.

Gifted’s cast includes Jamie Chung (Once Upon A Time) as the mutant Blink; Blair Redford (Switched at Birth, Satisfaction) as the mutant Thunderbird; Stephen Moyer (True Blood) as an attorney named Reed; Amy Acker (Person of Interest) as Reed’s estranged wife, Caitlin; Natalie Alyn Lind (Gotham) as one of their mutant children, Lauren; Percy Hynes White (Defiance) as Andy; Coby Bell (Burn Notice) as Jace; and Emma Dumont (Pretty Little Liars) as Polaris.”
Thanks to Alex Gilyadov we have a little more ideas of what is to come with the upcoming show Gifted. What do you think about a new X-Men TV show? Tweet us @TheNerdChambers and let us know what you think!

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

Deadpool 2 News (Domino)…

I just got back from seeing Logan. I must say excellent I had a fantastic time, but this is not why you are… There has been some Deadpool 2 items that have been dropping here and there the last week now, and I saw a tweet from Ryan Reynolds when I got back from the show.

We all have been excited for the upcoming film in 2018 that is Deadpool 2. There has been a lot of speculation who will be joining Ryan Reynolds for the cast of the Fox film. Who will play Cable? Who will be the villain? Well today we got some insight from Ryan Reynolds that Zazie Beetz will be joining Deadpool as Domino! Hopefully we will get some sort of insight on who will be playing Cable… The current rumor is that David Harbour from Stranger Things will be the time traveling side kick!

Go tweet us @TheNerdChambers, and let us know who you want to play Cable! Are you excited to see Deadpool 2? 

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

Outlast 2 Release Date…

The highly anticipated horror game Outlast 2 finally has an official release date… April 25th we will be emersed into the frightening atmosphere of Outlast 2. Not only will Outlast 2 be coming out, but Outlast Trinity will hit stores. Outlast Trinity will be great for all newcomers to have the Outlast franchise to dive into the horror series, and for current lovers of the series to replay the horrific story. Trinity will include: Outlast, Outlast: Whistle Blower, and Outlast 2.

Outlast 2 will be in stores April 25th, and it will only be 30$ for all fans to get their hands on. The Trinity edition will only be an additional 10 dollars for 2 more games to add to your collection, so only 40$ for the Trinity Edition of Outlast. Let us know @TheNerdChambers will you be picking up a copy of Outlast?  

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

Borderlands 3 News…

Earlier in the week we covered Borderlands 3 and the Gear Box panel at PAX EAST. We were expecting to see some news the weekend of PAX, but we were graced with an early look of the Borderlands 3 tech demo! 

The tech demo showed some of what’s to come on the unreal engine 4. It shows how in depth they can work in their art style with heavy borders and outlines. The tech demo brings us some much needed visuals of our wonderful world of Pandora… Oh wait, something else was announced recently. As Dorothy might say, “We aren’t in Pandora anymore friends of the Nerdum.” (Click the text below to watch the Borderlands 3 Tech Demo)

Borderlands 3 Tech Demo

Where are we you might ask? Well thanks to Battleborn DLC that was just released we found out we are going to be  venturing in Promethea. Thanks to an article by Preston Lewis Jr from Twinfinite we have a little more information about the hidden easter egg,

“The first interesting piece of information in this coded message is the mention of a planet called Prometea. In the Borderlands universe, there is no planet by that name but there is a planet called Promethea which is likely where players will be heading in Borderlands 3. Promethea is where the weapons manufacturing company Atlas discovered alien technology which it then used to improve their own weapons and vehicles.”

Thanks to the developers showing us a little sneak peak of the Borderlands 3 world on Unreal Engine 4, and the BattleBorn Dlc we can begin to connect the dots of Borderlands 3! Make sure to check in during PAX EAST weekend at The Nerd Chambers to find out all about Borderlands 3! Tweet us @TheNerdChambers and tell us what you think about the news on Borderlands 3!

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

New Overwatch Update…

We all have had a few days now to enjoy Overwatch Season 4, and we already have some changes coming. Sorry Bastion players. It is always nice to see game developers always looking to better the experience for the consumers. That being said after the great re-balancing of the heroes we now have a few more changes coming up.

As we all know by now there is a new hero that will be dropping hopefully sooner then later Orisa (Click on her name to read our article all about Orisa!). On top of that we are going to see some changes to Zarya and Bastion. The new fan favorite hero Bastion has been sweeping the meta, and has been picked no matter what the team build is. Bastion players see a Torbjorn, Symmetra, Hanzo that means the team has a sickness and it needs more Bastion. Thankfully the developers have had some first hand experience of the community outrage that has been Bastion, and they are taking action. Bastion’s passive ability was tweaked to a substantial 35% resistance while in tank or sentry mode this past update, but the devs felt this was a little to intense. They will be reducing the Ironclad passive down to 20% while in sentry and tank configuration. Hopefully we will see a slightly better balance to the number of Bastions we see in competitive.

Finally Zarya is seeing a very small nerf in my eyes. Zarya’s abilities Particle Barrier and Projected Barrier not only absorbed damage, but they also absorbed knock back abilities. Well, with the upcoming patch, we will see Zarya no longer eat knock backs that “penetrate” the barriers. So heroes like Reinhardt with his knock back hammer, Winston with his Primal Rage, and a well placed concussion mine will now be able to knock back Zarya (or ally) even with a barrier up.  As for Phara and a ranged Lucio Boop she will still not be moved from place. Only if their weapons were to be inside of her barrier when fired.

We will just have to see how much of an effect these patch notes will truly have to the game. Let us know what you think about these patch notes in the comments or tweet us @TheNerdChambers!

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

Star Wars Celebration!

On of the most exciting events in April is the ever so exciting Star Wars Celebration thanks to Lucas Films and Electronic Arts! This year I’m sure everyone is awaiting a trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi to possibly drop and fulfill all of our nerdy needs, but… Not only are we excited for the movie news there is also some rumored news about other upcoming projects like our passion at The Nerd Chambers video games! As we all may have heard there is an upcoming Star Wars battlefront game thanks to the ever so dominating companies DICE and Motive Studios are combining their excellent creativity to bring us Star Wars Battlefront 2.

As stated before we are excited to see how Battlefront 2 will come out since the most recent Battlefront was slightly underwhelming, but it still brought joy to the lovers of Star Wars. If you aren’t hopping aboard the hype train for Battlefront 2 maybe you can be excited for 1 of the other 2??? Star Wars projects! Oh yes I did… I said 2 other upcoming games! As stated by talented writer  Eddie Makuch in his article “Dead Space Dev’s Star Wars Game Is Not “Star Wars Uncharted,” Coming in 2018″

Uncharted veteran Amy Hennig is heading up development on the new Star Wars game that is currently in production at Dead Space and Battlefield Hardline studio Visceral Games. In a new interview with Glixel, Hennig stressed that the game will not be “Star Wars Uncharted.” The report says the game may be “spiritually similar” to Uncharted, but it will also be its own thing.” (Click the above text to visit Eddie Makuch’s article at GameSpot.com!)
This definitely brings a very interesting spin on the Star Wars gaming world! Other than this Uncharted inspired Star Wars game we are also going to see a third person style action game set in the vast Star Wars universe. Thanks to the innovating game studio Respawn who brought us Titanfall we will have another way to invest our life into the amazing Star Wars universe that we all know and love!

What are your thoughts on the fascinating news about the upcoming Star Wars celebration in April!? Let us know @TheNerdChambers on Twitter! Also don’t forget to like our Facebook page The Nerd Chambers!

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)