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 October 10th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.
THE CAKE IS A LIE
In 2007, Portal released on PC. This game challenges the player to use a device that can create portals between two surfaces, while being guided by a witty and sinister artificial intelligence. It is a game that combines puzzle, platform, sci-fi, and humor elements in a unique and innovative way.
Nerdy Fact: The game’s ending song, “Still Alive”, written by Jonathan Coulton for the game, was praised for its original composition and humorous twist. The song is sung by GLaDOS as she claims to be still alive after being seemingly destroyed by Chell. The song became a viral hit and spawned many covers and parodies.
FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC
In 2010, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic premiered. This animated children’s television series based on Hasbro’s My Little Pony franchise follows the adventures and friendship of six ponies in the magical land of Equestria.
Nerdy Fact: The character Discord has the head of a pony, the body of a dragon, the horns of a deer, the arms of a lion and an eagle, the legs of a goat and a lizard, the tail of a snake, and the wings of a bat and a pegasus. He is also the spirit of chaos and disharmony, and he can alter reality with his magic. He was inspired by the character Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation, who was played by John de Lancie, the voice actor of Discord.
“YOU HAVE FAILED THIS CITY”
In 2012, Arrow premiered. This is a TV series based on a DC Comics character – Oliver Queen, a billionaire playboy who becomes a vigilante archer after surviving a shipwreck and spending five years on a mysterious island.
Nerdy Fact: One of the most impressive feats of Arrow was the salmon ladder, a workout routine that involved climbing up a series of rungs with a bar. This exercise was actually part of Amell’s personal training, and the show’s creators decided to incorporate it into the show after seeing him do it.