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Today in Nerd History | October 18

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 18th 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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THE RING

In 2002, The Ring premiered in theaters. This is a horror movie about a cursed videotape that kills anyone who watches it after seven days, unless they can find a way to break the spell.

Nerdy Fact: The Ring is a remake of a Japanese film called Ringu, which is based on a novel of the same name by Koji Suzuki.

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BEARS. BEETS…

In 2004, Battlestar Galactica premiered. This is a sci-fi series about the survivors of a human civilization that is nearly wiped out by their own creations, the Cylons, who pursue them across the galaxy in search of a mythical planet called Earth.

Nerdy Fact: The show used the word “frak” as a substitute for profanity. The word was originally used in the 1978 series, but Moore and his writers made it more frequent and versatile in the reboot. The word became so popular that it was even used by some U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

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SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS

In 2005, Shadow of the Colossus released in the US. This game challenges the player to explore a vast and mysterious land in search of giant creatures, and to defeat them using only a sword, a bow, and a loyal horse. It is a masterpiece of art and storytelling that has been praised for its stunning visuals, immersive gameplay, and emotional impact.

Nerdy Fact: Shadow of the Colossus has a minimalist style of storytelling, with very few dialogues and cutscenes. The game relies on environmental storytelling and visual cues to convey its plot and themes. The game also has multiple endings and interpretations, depending on the player’s actions and choices.





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