First officially coined in 2000, of all years, Nerdcore soon grew into its own being from the subtle and somewhat cult-like following of its unnamed youth. Music has its ups and downs, and not all genres and subgenres have the wildest followings as pop, rock, and hip-hop do today, but nerdcore actually proves otherwise. Since the likes of Star Wars and the rise of computers, nerd culture itself has blossomed into the mainstream (almost with many of us not even knowing it).
Fear might be more well-reserved for the likes of Resident Evil and Dead Space, but when there's a bullet-fast fist coming toward your virtual person by the infamously blood-crazed Mike Tyson, you're sure to be sent to terrified shivers in your seat. Do you like punching things repeatedly? Because, if you do, then you'll love these of the best boxing video games, for they'll take your teeth out (and make you lose endless hours of awesome boxing gameplay).
What is cyberpunk? That's a very good question, and I'm glad you asked. The genre, concept, or setting as it's often referred to, mostly dates back to around the 1960s and 1970s, give or take, stemming from a blend of elements like cybernetics, science fiction, futuristic technology, and societal downfall, or some sociological subversion of the human race. Acclaimed Neuromancer, published in 1984 by William Gibson, is said to have cemented the genre into being. However, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, a 1982 film incidentally based on Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? also includes similar traits and characteristics of this immersive genre.
I'm not too sure who came up with the idea in general, but TV or movie tie-ins are never a good idea and are always viewed with a mixture of scorn and annoyance on release. The best games to play on the couch with friends aren't supposed to be the best in category, or even the greatest video games, but are here for experiences that cannot be enjoyed anywhere but through that particular universe. So, maybe their particular show wasn't all that great, or possibly the developers weren't motivated, they're still among an enormous berth of video games that only amounted to failure. Like it or not, your most cherished game as a child may even make it on this list.
Animation has given us a bundle of well-written and entrancing stories to enjoy, from the likes of The Land Before Time, to even the less known Ed Edd n' Eddy. It doesn't matter if you like the more niche community of Japanese anime, you sure do know it exists. Ignoring movies like The Incredibles and The Brave Little Toaster (absolute classics in their own right), I'd rather take a look at our wildest science fiction anime iterations taken from the likes of the most conceptual and talented films on sci-fi.
Not all superheroes have the most joyous origins; in fact, most initializing storylines in the superhero genre tend to be pretty dark and desolate, but for good reason. While the hero in question may often find themselves bestowed or gifted with unimaginable strengths and power, these unique qualities typically come with an unruly price. But the origin story of a hero shouldn’t be a diminishing factor for their overall heroics; it’s only intended to shape and mold that character’s being.