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Today in Nerd History | August 30

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on August 30th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

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On August 30, 1993, The Late Show with David Letterman premiered. The Late Show was a popular late-night talk show that featured comedy, interviews, and musical performances. It ran for 23 seasons on CBS until 2015, and was hosted by the witty and irreverent David Letterman, who had previously hosted Late Night with David Letterman on NBC.

Nerdy Fact: The show featured many recurring segments and bits, such as “Top Ten Lists”, “Stupid Pet Tricks”, “Stupid Human Tricks”, “Will It Float?”, “Know Your Current Events”, and “Is This Anything?”

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Spider-Man’s Double Makes Trouble

On August 30, 2000, Spider-Man released on the PlayStation. This action-adventure game was developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. The game features Spider-Man as he tries to clear his name after being framed by a doppelgänger, while also fighting against various supervillains and a symbiote invasion. The game has narration from Stan Lee and includes many references to the comics and other Marvel characters.

Nerdy Fact: The game has a secret “What If…?” mode that can be unlocked by finding a hidden spider icon in the level “Kraven’s Test”. This mode changes many aspects of the game, such as adding new characters, dialogue, and Easter eggs. For example, you can see Ghost Rider, Silver Surfer, and Namor in different levels, and hear different jokes from Spider-Man and the villains.


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