Venom Trailer #2…

After having a few hours to collect myself and watch the trailer numerous times… It’s time to give my thoughts on the upcoming horror/anti-hero movie trailer that dropped this morning… It was absolutely exhilarating. I feel as if I was one of the few who thoroughly enjoyed the first trailer, with basically no complaints. This trailer though… blew my frickin’ mind. I have always been one to get pretty hyped for anything Marvel or DC, but this is such a new taste for the superhero genere.

The trailer starts out with Eddie Brock giving a little idea of who he is. He is a reporter who believes the goverment is missing some very important/dangerous events in the world, and that he has found “something really bad.” Following that introduces the beginning of the tear between Eddie and Venom. The trailer then cuts to the main antagonist of the film Dr. Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) stating why he is trying to learn more about the symbiotes which is for finding a way to combine man and symbiote to start a new evolution of man-kind. This trailer does an extremely good job of giving a glance into the intentions of the two main characters of the film.

Then… we get some action of Venom…
Eddie and Venom have some back and forth showing the difficult time Eddie is having controlling the symbiote to use it for only good. I’m sure this will be a struggle we will see at the beginning of the film when they are converged into one-being: the malicious intent of venom and the good guy of Eddie Brock. This will give us a fun roller coaster to keep our eyes on throughout the film. We get some more direct dialogue from Venom when he has captured the enemy from the first trailer, where he begins to describe the human body, “Eyes, lungs, pancreas so many snacks so little time.” This line gave me a rush of chills down my spine. This is where the R rating is going to come from. They seem to be wanting to portray the very maniacle/cannibal side of Venom which is going to give an extremely interesting characteristic for a character we are rooting for.

To touch on the special effects of the trailer we got an amazing look at the full standing Venom! This was something I was petrified about because in the first trailer Venom didnt seem to be THAT big… Well Sony has eased our hearts revealing a monstrosity that is Venom, a solid 7/8 foot or so standing creature that will terrify all oncoming foes. Speaking of foes of within the film, we got a more improved look at the enemy symbiotes in the film mainly Scream/Donna Diego (Michelle Lee) and what looked like Toxin/Patrick Mulligan (Reid Scott). It is really exciting to see what Venom will be potentially up against in the upcoming film!

All in all the trailer was super satisfying to have a peak at the story, giving some light to the villains of the film, and the amazing special effects. What did you think about the trailer? Please let us know in the comments below! Are you excited to see Venom? What do you think about a horror/super hero film? If you enjoyed the article hit the little star to let us know you enjoy our work!

-Brandon Maj

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Two Cups of Expectations, a Dash of Nerves, a Sprinkle of Faith, and a Bucket of Excitement…

There are many of you out there who rememeber one of the most impactful days in our gaming lives… April 27th 2004. The day City of Heroes was released. This game has a very large cult following even after its death on November 30th 2012. I’m sure many of you have a very close connection with this game whether it was endless nights of grinding, new friendships, and maybe even relationships that sparked over this game… City of Heroes was so special to me because it created a very close bond between my dad and I. We would stay up late on school nights (maybe even be “sick” for a double exp weekend that started on a Friday)… After playing this game for years with my dad, and then dragging friends into it, it was absolutely heartbreaking when we found out the game would close at the end of the year in 2012. Maybe the Mayans were right about the world ending in 2012 because all of our favorite game was put to rest…

– City of Heroes (Digital Trends)

Many of us have tried to fill the void that was City of Heroes with other games such as Champions Online, DC Universe, or other similar game styles, but truly nothing has fulfilled this hole. Luckily there is a light at the end of the tunnel, a very faint light at the moment, but nonetheless a light. For the past five years or so there has been talks about spiritual successors of City of Heroes that have been in the works even since the announcement of NCSoft pulling the plug on City of Heroes. Since about 2014 there have been two heavy hitters in the spiritual successor creation, Valiance Online and City of Titans. An additional two successors that may be a little less known are Ship of Heroes and Heroes and Villains.

Out of all super hero based MMOs the one that seems to be the furthest along is Valliance Online. They are already at the stage of an investor alpha test (which I have gotten my hands on). I have only played it for a few hours, and I will say it felt great to put the spandex on, but it definitely felt like an alpha, No Duh. Obviously the basis of the game is there, but some combat mechanics are a little wonky. A few issues I was running into were: My Commander character’s pets will stop attacking a target after X amount of time, my brawler was having issues hitting targets when I entered combat even though the enemies could attack me. All in all it felt amazing to get back on the streets running some missions and fight some perps. Valiance Online has been taking strides to improve the alpha with constant updates through hearing back from the community feedback. The community is just like us, people who love City of Heroes. Therefore Valiance Online is trying to give us the game we deserve. The game will eventually get to the point of a full release we of course hope sooner then later!

-Valiance Online Steam Community

Out of the spiritual successors, City of Titans is the first one that I heard of and grasped onto very tightly at its announcement. That being said sadly City of Titans has been the one with the most setbacks (it seems). It may have been all speculation, it may have been things said from the company, or a mix of both, but the community has been expecting the game to be further along then it currently is. As of right now we are getting some very beautiful in game videos of combat techniques, movement, character design, and a view of the city we will get to play in. Out of all the projects City of Titans seems to be the most beautiful of the upcoming games, but at the same time this is the one people are starting to fear may end up in development hell forever. They have been making some progress after switching their engine over, which may have been the most brilliant move on the company. (Switching to a new engine gives them the possibility of making the game look like an upgrade from City of Heroes graphics to potentially being the most beautiful MMO to ever release). Which is very exciting, but fans speculate that this may have set them back further then we hoped. There is supposedly going to be some sort of content for us super hero fans to get our hands on by the end of 2018. We will just have to wait, wait, wait, and see if this will be worth it in the end.

-Missing Worlds Media Youtube

Of the four that I previously mentioned Heroes and Villains may be the one that has the least amount of exposure. Their first teaser was released over FIVE years ago which looked very pretty, but in the last year there hasn’t been a whole lot shown of the game other then some absolutely stunning concept art. They do keep up with a weekly update every Friday which does show some promise that the studio is still posting information towards their project while remaining very consistent. This game could have some serious potential with dedicated Plan Z developing the game, but as of right now they might be at the bottom of the totem pole with the spiritual successors .

-Heroes and Villains concept

Now it’s time for the true dark horse of the competition, Ship of Heroes. The unique aspect on this game is it’s going in a slightly different direction then all of the other super hero based MMOs. It’s going to be more of a cosmic based super hero game. By that I mean very heavily space oriented. You will get to have your own ship and travel the galaxy. This game is taking more of a Guardians of the Galaxy approach rather than an Avengers approach which could work out in their favor if City of Titans, Valiance Online, and Heroes and Villains come out around the same time Ship of Heroes will be the one outlier that will be different giving you a reason to play even if you fall in love with one of the other successors. This game only dropped its first video on YouTube ONE YEAR AGO. This game may be further along than a lot of these games that have been open for a few years now. Ship of Heroes has been keeping up with a pretty solid amount of video content on Youtube.

-Ship of Heroes Developer Stream

It will be a very exciting journey till the successors release. Which one are you most excited for? City of Titans? Valiance Online? Ship of Heroes? Or Heroes and Villains? Let us know in the comments! Thank you for your support and hopefully this pulled your hearts strings a little reminiscing about City of Heroes with us!

-Brandon Maj

Here are the links to check out these upcoming projects! Make sure to check them out and like their facebook pages!

https://cityoftitans.com/

https://valiance.shogn.net/home

http://www.heroes-and-villains.com/phpb/home.php

https://www.shipofheroes.com/

Which Star Wars Spin-Off Should Be Next?

As we all know the current Star Wars trilogy is coming to an end with (Untitled) Episode IX coming out December 20th… This begs a big question, what is next for the Star Wars franchise? There are hundreds of different theories out there with what is to come for the Star Wars universe. Disney can take several different routes for the franchise, and the main focus seems to be a NEW standalone trilogy directed by Rian Johnson (Director of The Last Jedi). Outside of a new trilogy there are a bunch of rumors of upcoming solo spin off films such as Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett, and some other films!

This is where we step in to play… At the Nerd Chambers we have a hunch it HAS to be one of two options… DARTH FREAKIN MAUL or the man, the myth, the legend… Obi-Wan Kenobi. I, myself (Brandon), would really love to see an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie! Disney could do a lot with the film to really fill the gap between episode three and four, and on top of that Ewan McGregor is in his prime to play a seasoned Obi-Wan Kenobi! For some people the entire prequel trilogy was a disaster, but Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi performance was the superior portion of the franchise.

SPOILER ALERT TO HAN SOLO MOVIE!!!

 

 

Another intriguing single character based story would be Darth Maul… Darth Maul has always been a fan favorite for his menacing red and black face paint, horns, and bad ass dual sided light saber. We were all very sad to see him fall to his death in Episode I Phantom Menace, or did we…? Well thanks to the newest installment to the Star Wars franchise Solo: A Star Wars Story reveals that Darth Maul was not actually dead. Hardcore Star Wars fans would know though that Darth Maul still had a presence throughout the Clone Wars in the comics and The Clone Wars TV series. Personally I never thought that they would make this cannon (relevant to the movie franchise) since he was sliced in half and underwent a some-what Darth Vader transformation becoming part machine. Well, thanks to the newest installment to the Star Wars franchiseĀ Solo: A Star Wars Story, we now know that Darth Maul is in fact alive. This revelation opens up a huge door of opportunities for the Star Wars universe to dive into a beloved Star Wars character.

There are endless possibilities that Disney could proceed with the Star Wars franchise… We at the Nerd Chambers believe that the best plan of attack would either be a Darth Maul or Obi-Wan Kenobi spin off. It would be great to get the fan service we have all been waiting for! Until next time…

-Brandon Maj

TNCP is Back Again!

Hey all, we know it’s been a while since we posted on here but we wanted to let you guys know we have still been working on the podcast and it’s finally back! This time around we are on a podcast hosting site called AudioBoom in hopes that we can get the podcast submitted to Apple Podcast and Spotify! The link to Episode 1 is here. Feel free to leave us any sort of feedback and let us know what you want to see from us in future episodes!

P.S. We have also been streaming a lot on Twitch so check out our channel and follow so you know when we go live!

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“Get Out” hits a home run on Rotten Tomatoes…

There have been countless numbers of movies that have been released, and for how many have been released a very small group have earned a 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Movies like “Toy Story 1 and 2”, “Singin’ in the Rain”, and “All Quiet on the Western Front” have had their success to a 100 percent, but I am sure everyone is shocked what the newest movie to reach that goal is… Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” is the newest movie to hit the 100 mark on Rotten Tomatoes for it’s  impeccable script writing. 

Peele has written a script that is extremely well-paced and executed as it cleverly plays with allusions to slavery and racial stereotypes, as well as audience expectations. -Brian Truitt (USA Today)

On top of his incredible script development many of the critics are praising Peele’s ability to tie horror with pleasently placed hummor elements…

The shocks and the laughs are thoroughly entertaining, but it’s the truth of “Get Out” that’s so real. – Ann Hornaday (Washington Post)

“Get Out” hits theatres Friday February 24th for all of you movie lovers. So make sure to go check it out, and tweet us @TheNerdChambers to tell us what your thoughts are!

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

Who is ShadowGhoul?

Hello people of the Nerdum! I am the co-creater of The Nerd Chambers with the man, the myth, the legend… JaceRush. A little bit about me to start… I have a huge love for the world of fantasy such as Lord of the Rings and D&D. On top of that my fascination for super heroes is second to none. Some of you may be asking why is his name ShadowGhoul? Well thank you very first yugioh card! The connection that Jace Rush and I started was because we are both huge gamers of course. but a huge love that I have is the comic book side of the nerd world! I absolutely love comic cons such as , C2E2 and Wiard World, I will be hopefully dragging JaceRush along with me this year for him to experience the incredible world of Cons! I have been collecting comics for the last 4 years now, and have started with the Amazing Spider-Man series. I will hopefully begin to expand my collection into Flash this year, but for now I will try and complete my Amazing Spider-Man run! JaceRush and I have been gaming together for close to a year now thanks to us attending the same broadcasting school. We dominate the world of Rocket League and Overwatch together on PS4, and have a great time doing it. We are hoping to bring an outlet for all of our fellow nerds out there to relate to and spark conversations with. Feel free to tweet us @TheNerdChambers to get a conversation going on gaming topics or if you want to join our empire to conquer the PSN world of overwatch send us your own names! 

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)