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The Nerd Approved Media family of sites has partnered with StackCommerce to bring you the Nerd Approved Deals store. It’s loaded with great deals on everything from drones to hoodies. There’s something nerdy and awesome for everyone.

To kick things off readers can get a 10% discount on everything in the store using coupon code “NA10OFF” now through February 5th 2015.

But that’s not all.

We’re also giving away an Xbox One complete with Grand Theft Auto V!

So head on over to the store and check things out and enter the contest. We will feature some of the best deals on the sites and there will be new deals to take advantage of each week.

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When we were kids, we loved to have superhero battles with action figures. Now you can bring that same superhero battle action to your chess board with these chess pieces and collector magazines from Eaglemoss Publications.

Each character is cast from a specially formulated metalized resin and painted by expert model makers. Plus, they include a 16-page magazine with comic artwork and chess tips.

With characters from both the Marvel and DC universes, you can cast some of your favorite characters as key pieces and battle.

Head after the break to see more of the upcoming pieces in the collection.

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We love both The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy. But what would it look like if you combined the two games? The Tumblr site Shattered-Earth gave us a glimpse into the answer with a series of logos for Zelda done in Yoshitaka Amano’s classic Final Fantasy style. I don’t know about you all, but I think it’s rather well done.

See Also: Classic Games As Pulp Fiction Novels

See more examples after the break…

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Doesn’t this sound like it could be amazing? Edgar Wright has turned in a script for Dodge & Twist which is a steampunk sequel to the classic book, Oliver Twist. It’s based on the novel by Tony Lee (the writer for IDW’s Doctor Who series) and takes place 12 years after the original story. The synopsis reads thusly:

Twelve years on from the events of OLIVER TWIST, a once-more penniless Oliver is back on the streets of London… When a meeting with the now grown-up Artful Dodger leads Oliver into a scheme to regain his money, he begins to wonder just how accidental the meeting was, as friends and foes from his past begin to mount up in a plan to steal the fabled Koh-I-Noor diamond from the 1851 Great Exhibition.

As the heist progresses, Oliver is pulled back into a world he hoped to escape from a decade earlier, a world of deception and betrayal, where every ally is a potential enemy and where his so called ‘friend’ Dodger is speaking to the ghost of the long dead Fagin – and planning his revenge on Oliver.

Oliver finds himself in a maze of lies and half truths while escaping the police, the East End underworld and Dodger’s own violent plans – visiting his once home town and workhouse, Fagin’s Saffron Hill den, Sowerberry’s Undertakers, the British Museum and Newgate Prison in the process, as he faces his own demons, including the now destitute Mister Bumble, his one time bully Noah Claypole, and his guilt over the death of Nancy, a decade earlier…

In a situation that can only end with a noose around his neck, Oliver must find a way out of this nightmare – or forever stay a pawn in a game far bigger than that of the people around him, a game he must win at all costs…

I’m totally on board.

Now we all just have to hope that he chooses to direct the film, too.

(Pajiba via The Mary Sue / Image: LuftFlotte)

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Builder Fabio Delfino sent us his homemade scale model of an Eclipse-class Super Star Destroyer and it totally blew us away. He even gave it a multitude of tiny lights and sound. It’s based on the Star Wars: Dark Empire comic books and has over 3000 pieces.

Check out more pictures and the video after the break along with all the technical details.

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Y’know that all-female Ghostbusters reboot Paul Feig is directing? The cast has been announced and it’s pretty frickin’ fantastic.

News out of THR is that Melissa McCarthy has already signed on and the studio is negotiating with Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

If this casting comes through, I’m thinking this is going to be one heck of a project.

Director Paul Feig also teased the news on his Twitter account. Check out that tweet after the break…

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Art by Miguel Membreño.

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The Deadpool movie has languished in limbo for over a decade, but the overwhelmingly positive response from a test footage leak back in July gave Fox the confidence to actually make it happen. It’s a role that Ryan Reynolds was born to play so, naturally, he’s pretty excited about it. So much so that he admitted during an MTV interview that he would have leaked the video himself if he knew this would be the result.

See Also: All the Deadpool than you can handle

He also noted that Deadpool is turning out to be “the movie we want to make”. Check out the entire interview in the video after the break…

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Are you familiar with Winter-een-mas? It’s a gamer’s holiday that was started by Tim Buckley in the Ctrl+Alt+Del comic strip and it takes place over the course of seven days between January 25th and 31st. Each day is devoted to a specific genre:

  • January 25th: Adventure games, symbolized by a man dressed as Indiana Jones.
  • January 26th: First Person Shooter (FPS) games, with a 21 year-old sleep deprived gamer as its symbol.
  • January 27th: Fighting games, represented by a martial artist with too many blows to the head
  • January 28th: Real-time Strategy (RTS) games, whose emblem is a large bearded man with a pocket protector inside another pocket protector.
  • January 29th: Racing games, shown as a racer with old-fashioned racing helmet and racing goggles holding a detached steering wheel.
  • January 30th: Role Playing Games (RPGs), depicted as an elf-like woman holding floating dice above her left hand.
  • January 31st: Sports games, with a round, middle-aged man wearing a #10 jersey and holding a beer bottle in each hand as its emblem.

We don’t need much of an excuse to celebrate around here, so for the rest of the week we will feature a Winter-een-mas-themed shirt from our merch store, leading up to a giveaway over the weekend. Since today is the 27th, the shirt is all about fighting games.

You can grab the shirt “Street Kombat” here. Head on over to our merch store for even more awesomely nerdy shirts.

And stay tuned the rest of the week for more Winter-een-mas shirts and our giveaway!