So, Fortnite: Battle Royale is a Thing

Tonight I fired up my Xbox and spotted a little ad for the new Battle Royale mode that was added to Fortnite today.

Much to my surprise, since I haven’t been following along all that closely, the mode is free even if you don’t own Fortnite.

Being a sucker for free things I decided to check it out.

It’s not horrible on the level that I expected it to be, in fact it potentially could be quite good with a little love and care from the developers.

Being a free mode attached to a game that is technically in early access it has its share of bugs and hiccups but honestly I enjoyed playing far more than I thought I would.

And it is every bit the “loving homage” to Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds that you think it is.

Even if I’m not great at it.

Below you’ll find the live PolyNerdic Play Test I just recorded in the last few hours.

I’m going to see if I can’t improve on my best finish before work.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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“We Got the Blue Fire!!!!” and Other Brilliant Observations

After sitting back and letting the situation unfold for a little while I finally give my two cents on what has unfolded following a certain famous Youtuber letting his ignorant mouth spew forth something atrocious and the stupidity that followed in its wake like a bunch of big dumb system abusing snowballs.

I also finally got caught up on Game of Thrones after missing out on the last three seasons. So beware dear listener there be spoilers ahead as I gush about the things I loved in the last 3 seasons and kvetched about things I disliked.

There were also a few trailers to discuss, interesting casting news and redirections being made for popular franchises.

And the usual video game discussions, including the “revelation” that cross-console play could very easily happen if the right people allowed it to last more than an afternoon after a “configuration error”.


Thanks for listening and I’ll see you again in a week with the next episode of The OrNERDnary Podcast.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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Start the Work Week Off Right with All the Awesome You Can Handle from the Last Week Here at PolyNerdic

So Monday is upon us yet again and that means the return to soul crushing labor and a marked drop in fun time.

To help soften that blow I’ve compiled all the stuff we’ve made or been involved in during the week.

Ever been interested in the martial arts fighting, karaoke singing, debt collecting, get framed for murder life style of the Yakuza?  Well check out the PolyNerdic Play Test below of Yakuza 0 the prequel to the “classic” series.

That not do it for you?

How about a play-list containing the opening couple hours of a game about a tomb raiding, wise cracking, treasure hunting, sometimes a bit of an asshole dude in what appears to be his final adventure?

The in progress play-through of Uncharted 4 can be found below:

Oh hey Destiny 2 also came out in the last week or so, I did a Play Test of it too.

We also do a weekly podcast for your benefit and you can check it out below as well.

In a similar vein I appeared on a Movieverse video with Brian (and unruly hair) about the latest Star Wars news this weekend.

And I also was joined by Brian on a commentary/companion podcast meant to be played while viewing the original Iron Man film.

It is my sincere hope that all the above help you cope with this work week and hope you’ll join me for more content in the future.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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Looking for Something Do On Your Sunday?

Hey everyone out there on the internet.

Do you find yourself looking for something to do this fine Sunday morning?  Do you need  something to fill the time before church?

Not a churchgoer and need something to do before football?

Hate football but love movies?

Indifferent to movies but like hearing some nerds talk about stuff so you feel like you’re not a sad lonely person?

Well friends I have just the thing for you.

Yesterday, after months of discussing it and kicking around ideas, Movieverse‘s Brian and I got together and recorded the first podcast in a series that henceforth will be known as Viewing Party (unless we come up with something better later on).

What’s a “Viewing Party” I hear you asking your computer screen?

Well have you ever gone to the special features of a Blu-Ray and found the commentary tracks that play over the movie, featuring the director, producers, writers and/or cast of the film as they talk about the making of the movie?

A Viewing Party episode will be just like that, except for the people talking will be people who had absolutely nothing to do with making of the movie, know nothing about making movies and are not in the movies BUT who happen to really love the movie a whole lot and enjoy talking about it.

In short, it’s us talking while watching a movie, recording it and hoping that you’ll listen to it while you watch the movie yourself.

Sound good?

Well it’s right here if you are interested.

We had a lot of fun putting this together and hope you enjoy it half as much as we did recording it.

*This podcast is meant to be played simultaneously with the standard Blu-Ray version of Iron Man. We have the movie paused at 00:00:00 and audibly announce when we hit play.

Unfortunately we suffered a small technical error around the 01:05:00 mark of the film and could not edit around it. This means you will have to resync your movie but we clearly state when this moment occurs to lessen the inconvenience. Our apologies, we’re still smoothing the rough edges.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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What Do You Mean You Don’t Like It?

Do you ever find yourself defending an unpopular opinion about a piece of nerdy pop-culture?

Are you ever confused by the reaction a seemingly benign opinion receives?

Have you ever sat and pondered why people can’t seem to understand why you feel the way you feel about what is essentially a trivial piece of entertainment?

No? Just me?

Well regardless that’s what this week’s episode of The OrNERDnary Podcast is about. I take a dive into some of my own unpopular opinions and try to defend them as I have repeatedly with my friends and online strangers.

And let’s not kid ourselves, we all have things that we either love and no one else seems to enjoy or don’t care for that others can’t stop talking about.

Afterwards I dive into a bunch of movie and TV news and speak a little bit about video games, including a surprisingly intelligent move from Nintendo and my shocking love of Destiny 2.

Sit back, listen and enjoy.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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It’s Often Hard to Get Your Legend of Zelda Fix When Nintendo Hasn’t Earned Your Money in Ages

I absolutely love the original Legend of Zelda game on the NES and have spent most of my life dealing with spats of wanting that kind of experience again but haven’t owned a Nintendo console since I was a child.

Periodically you can find games that will scratch that itch fairly well though.

Songbringer appears to be one such game.

I haven’t played a lot of it but what I have has definitely given me all kinds of Legend of Zelda vibes though and I can’t wait to see more of it.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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If You Told Me a Week Ago that I’d Enjoy This Game I’d Have Called You a Liar

So um…turns out Destiny 2 is actually kind of good.

I know right?

Who’d have thought I’d be sitting here praising the sequel to a game I had almost no love for.

But yeah…I’m having fun with it.

Not the weirdest thing to happen in recent history but…yeah, Shad likes a Destiny game.

Didn’t expect this at all.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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