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Birth Control Pills Terminate the Schwarzeneggers

October 14, 2009/0/0/

According to British scientists, women on birth control pills are less attracted to the quintessential macho men. Strong, rugged looks give way to men with feminine features. The Johnny Depps and Orlando Blooms are preferred over the Vin Diesels and Daniel Craigs of the world. This may spell good news for all the slackers who […]

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World War Z : Brain Food

September 30, 2009/0/0/

Move over George Romero, your zombies are pups compared to what Max Brooks has created. World War Z, an Oral History of the Zombie Wars, is more shocking than anything you’ve ever read or seen, because it seems so real. The novel is made up of a series of interviews of survivors from around the […]

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Which Batman Alignment Are You?

September 19, 2009/0/0/

In my experience, the typical medical student shifts in alignment based on varying amounts of sleep deprivation, hunger, sense of irony and the urge to mate. Thanks to the folks at Comics Alliance for this.

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Introducing: Bacillus Cereus

September 10, 2009/0/0/

Working up to the launch of our ‘Healing Blade’ game, we’ve decided to start showcasing some of the bestiary that you as the Apothecary will battling with. Up first is B. Cereus. This foul basilisk is primarily a cave dweller, existing opportunistically on passing adventurers. Its carapace secretes a waxy toxin that upon release causes […]

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Is it Just Me, Or are Casual Games Becoming More Intelligent?

August 20, 2009/0/0/

So I’m addicted to Space Invaders Infinity Gene on the iPhone. This is probably the first game that has really opened up the possibilities of my phone as a mobile gaming platform – I mean I dabbled with Real Racing and The Secret of Monkey Island (SE), but I keep coming back to SIIG. My […]

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THB: Staph Aureus Takes Shape

August 19, 2009/0/0/

Sometimes a picture is very much worth a thousand blog posts. I am pleased to report that we are now working with a team of artists that are dedicated to breathing life into our creature concepts via nothing short of spectacular artwork. Ladies and germs (sic) – the journey has begun. In parallel to the […]

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Dr. Nerdcore Realizes that Comic-Con Artists Respond to Doreamon Headgear!

July 27, 2009/0/0/

Well true believers, it’s that time of year again. When artists, collectors, designers, producers, retailers, actors, and consumers come from all corners of the earth to celebrate their, what else, nerdism!! This we I am searching hi and low for the perfect team of artists to bring for our first set of ‘The Healing Blade” […]


The Best Thing About the Transformers: RoTF Movie? The Avatar Trailer Beforehand

July 22, 2009/0/0/

Yup, sorry. Words cannot describe how little I enjoyed the Transformers film this afternoon. As the plot trudged from one improbable set piece to the next, my mind kept wandering back to the EPIC Avatar: The Last Airbender trailer that ran before the movie. If you’re not an Avatar fan, well then, your nerdcore,md credentials […]

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Healing Blade Dev Notes

July 4, 2009/0/0/

Happiness is figuring out game rules for a game that we think nerdcore med-students will have a lot of fun with. Last week while in Phoenix, Francis and I sat down with a beta build of the game and started card battling. Francis’ first rule iteration was actually pretty awesome, requiring only the odd playability […]

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