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Friday Five: Nerd Culture Highlights of the Week

Friday 5 collects links and videos spanning all of nerd culture – collating bits of news, fun, and other noteworthy nerdy things that you might have missed this week.

Nerd Culture Highlights for the Week of August 7, 2016.

1.  [Waves hand] This is the toothpick dispenser you’ve been looking for…

Just go ahead and click here to buy the thing. You know you want to! [waves hand again] And bring me a Coke Zero.


2.  New board games revealed.

Gen Con 2016Gen Con–the convention that started it all 40 years ago as a D&D gathering in Gary Gygax’s basement in Lake Geneva, WI–just wrapped up last week. Over 60,000 people gathered in Indianapolis to celebrate board games and tabletop RPGs.

Lots of new games were announced and new products were released. It’s impossible to list them all, so click the link above for the new Star Wars board games releases.


3.  Suicide Squad had it’s ups and downs.

Suicide Squad opened to a domestic record $133M, but then dropped like a Deadshot victim with a 40%+ decline the following weekend.

You can click the links above to hear about it’s opening, then it’s fall. I post this without comment on what this might mean internally at WB movie studios.


4.  No Man’s Sky has blown up on PS4.

No Man’s Sky has been released and nerds everywhere are exploring the stars. Below is launch trailer:



5.  I’ll just leave this here as I hyperventilate.


We’ll see you next Friday for five more highlights from nerd culture. Until then, feel free to share a highlight in the comments if we missed something!


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