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Today in Nerd History | January 13

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 January 13th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

NIDHOGG | 2014

In 2014, Nidhogg released on PC. Nidhogg is a two-player fencing game where the goal is to reach the opposite side of the screen and be devoured by a flying serpent.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • The game is named after the mythological Norse serpent Níðhöggr, who devours the corpses of the dead and appears in-game to eat the winner of the duel.

  • The game has a pixelated art style with vivid colors and simple graphics. The showers of bright “blood” paint the levels as you move through them stabbing each other.

  • The game has a unique control system where every move can be countered, and winning relies on your reflexes, the strength of your nerves and reading what your opponent might do next.

PEACEMAKER | 2022

In 2022, Peacemaker premiered on HBO Max. Peacemaker is a comedy superhero series that follows the adventures of a violent and patriotic antihero (along with his pet Eagly) who believes in peace at any cost.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • Peacemaker was the template for the character “The Comedian” from the Watchmen movie and comic book series, also based on DC comics.
  • The series is set in the town of Evergreen, in “Charlton County.” Charlton Comics owned the character Peacemaker before DC acquired the rights in the 80’s.
  • James Gunn wrote the entire first season in 8 weeks during COVID quarantine out of pure boredom, not actually believing the series would ever get picked up.
  • Peacemaker’s helmet is actually a toilet seat cover that he spray-painted silver.




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