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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 19:13

I look forward to the UK Games Expo every year, it's one of the friendliest and most interesting conventions out there.  I love the build up, making a list of the games I'm looking forward to playing and the designers I'm looking forward to speaking to at the Press Previews.  Most of this comes from the emails I get sent in the weeks leading up to the Expo, and I try to get around everybody.  But one game stood out for me this year, and it was my first port of call on the Friday morning. That game was Temp Worker Assassins.  Designed by David Newton, with great artwork from Adam Bolton, Temp Worker Assassins is a wonderful hybrid deck building/worker placement game.

Set in Bureaucrat Castle, you have been hired to infiltrate and eliminate, over the course of a five day temporary contract, as many employees as possible.  To do this you need to make creative use of office stationery, using it to lethal effect to take out a variety of foes; from...

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 10:13

Hello, welcome to Episode 81: A View to a Nerd; here’s a little bit about what’s on our show this episode.

Spindles brings us his round up from MCM London, making Bren jealous with all his talk about how  nice Sean Maher is.  

Bren was at the UK Games Expo the following weekend, you can hear him get very excited about Temp Worker Assassins, have an utter fanboy moment over Big Potato Games, and badly try to explain Shahrazad from Osprey Games.

Check out the Twitter/Website links below to check out some of the games that caught Bren’s eye, in a weekend that saw him smash his daily step target…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 15:54

OK.... so, the last attempt to watch every film on the Ready Player One challenge list failed somewhat.  But never one to be put off, I'm giving it another go.  The Ready Player One movie is scheduled for release on the 30th March 2018, so I have until then to cross as many films as I can off this list.  I'll be live tweeting my viewings, and we'll be talking about each film on the show; so make sure you stay tuned to our Twitter for details.

The Complete(ish) List of Films Referenced in Ready Player One:

FILM BRENDAN SPINDLES
Ghostbusters  28th January 2017  
Heathers  
Star Wars (IV, V & VI)  4th May 2017
Star Trek (I, II, III, V)  ...
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Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 13:24

Welcome back to The Wonky Gamer! Episode 26 Trek Wars The Return of the Call of Duty, In this episode, we will be discussing The Sexy Brutale, Mr Shifty and the reserection of lost mmo's

Please leave us your thoughts in the comments section. We have changed things up a bit this week and we'd love to hear your opinion! Also make sure to like and subscribe.

And Ferg has a ton of content up on his YouTube at: www.youtube.com/greywalkerzero

You can also contact the team at our email address: wonkygamer@wonkyspanner.com

For loads more content on...

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 13:34

Despite a promising trailer, and the excitement which followed, I still approached Wonder Woman with tepid caution. Following on from the fragmented blandness of Man of Steel, the ‘two films badly cut into one’ of Dawn of Justice, and an altogether fun but with poor plot choice and horrific CGI Suicide Squad, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I half thought that we’d be treated to an awfully Snyderised rendition of Captain America and be left with no hope for DC’s movie universe. I could not have been more wrong in my suspicions for what I experienced was nothing short of one of the best superhero movies in the last few years (and those of you that know me know how much I love Logan and Civil War).

Its plot is absolutely on point. The entire film, though set in the past, is integrated well into the modern running following on from Batman Versus Superman. The story quickly goes through Diana’s upbringing and uses nice tools to tell the audience about who her people are. From then...

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Monday, May 29, 2017 - 17:14

On this week's show, Brendan finally gives us his verdict on the new Alien movie, we round up the new shows for next season and preview what to expect at this year's UK Games Expo.

As always you can find us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nerdvworld

Or follow us on twitter:

Brendan: http://www.twitter.com/NerdVsWorld

Spindles: http://www.twitter.com/spindlyone

Until next time, Take care and be excellent to each other.

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 16:46

Ed, Russ, Ross and Al discuss get all Star Wars with Chuck Wendig's latest Aftermath novel. They also get lost in L-Space. The interview is Star Wars writer Tim Lebbon, who talks about his new original novel, Relics.

Follow us on Twitter @radiobookworm

Originally broadcast on Fab Radio International 02 April 2017.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 21:28

Welcome back to The Wonky Gamer! Episode 25 , In this episode, we will be discussing the release of Persona 5, our thoughts on early reviews of Yooka Laylee and what’s going on with Xbox Scorpio! All that and more at the Wonky Gamer Podcast.

Please leave us your thoughts in the comments section. We have changed things up a bit this week and we'd love to hear your opinion! Also make sure to like and subscribe.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 20:01

On this week's jam packed show, Brendan and Spindles give their thoughts on Guardians 2, the latest Doctor Who, Sci Fi Short film Eddie, American Gods and much more.

For more details about Eddie check out the website at http://eddieshort.co.uk/

And for that Blade Runner trailer, go check out https://youtu.be/gCcx85zbxz4

As always you can find us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nerdvworld

Or follow us on twitter:

Brendan: http://www.twitter.com/NerdVsWorld

Spindles: http://www.twitter.com/spindlyone

Until next time, Take care and be excellent to each other.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 09:53

Hero Conventions’ Edinburgh Comic Con was a first for me on two grounds. Firstly, it was my first ever con (or simply anything like it) and, secondly, it was my first time going anywhere with a press pass. I was both excited and nervous as well as slightly unsure what to expect on either account. One of the biggest things which struck me was the shear inclusivity of it all. There are certain stereotypes about gender which are totally smashed by the diversity of the attendees and that was utterly wonderful to see (though, I suppose a little saddening that I found that note-worthy!). Overall, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience which has sparked my interest in conventions and as such I’m hoping to go to many more in the future! But enough about me, let’s talk about EdiCon.

Firstly, venue and location. The venue was only a 10-minute walk from Haymarket station which was great. Haymarket is a well-connected station and being within walking distance was super convenient. It...

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