Author: Heath Andrews

Heath Andrews has been a student of pop culture ever since he found himself to be the only student in 3rd grade who regularly watched "Get Smart" on Nick-At-Nite. Ever since then he's been engrossed in way too much media with a growing collection of music, books, comics, TV on DVD box sets, and a video game collection that could rival a brick and mortar store. Prior to writing for Nerdbot he's written for Review You, MyAnimeList, and various advertising companies. Since 2016 he's run his own YouTube channel under the moniker of The Critical Android where he livestreams video games and uploads podcasts about pop culture and Frasier.

One of the biggest gaming stories of 2022 broke near the start of the year. Microsoft made a bid to acquire the gaming juggernaut that is Activision/Blizzard. The purchase, worth over $68 billion, would put gaming franchises such as “Call of Duty,” “Diablo,” “Overwatch,” and others under the auspices of Microsoft. Like with all major corporate mergers or acquisitions, government approval needs to be issued. Almost a year after the news broke, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is aiming to stop the purchase from happening. Activision Blizzard In the United States in order for mergers or corporate acquisitions to occur,…

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Disney has been accused over the years of stealing from various sources for their productions. If you want to go down a rabbit hole, just do a Google search for “The Lion King” and “Kimba the White Lion,” and have yourself a time. But if there’s one legal avenue that’s more frustrating and confusing than copyrights, it’s patent laws. That’s where Disney finds themselves in hot water again, this time due to allegations the Genie app is violating a patent held by Agile Journeys. So the first question probably is “what is Genie?” In short, the Genie app helps you…

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Holiday traditions can be wonderful things. Sometimes all it takes is the sight, sense, and taste of gingerbread or candy canes to recall pleasant memories. For some, it’s not food that brings back these thoughts but a nice, holiday beverage. Of course, we’re talking about eggnog. That often, but not always, potent-potable that adds a little something to your festivities. Of course, egg is a part of that concoction. But what about a Hellmann’s Mayo Mayonog? Wait. What? In theory, this idea seems like it could hold water, or “nog” in this case. After all, what is mayonnaise except a…

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We may have said this a few times before, but we love “Frasier.” We’ve covered the news of the upcoming revival quite a bit. In the months since it was first announced, few details have trickled out. One of the questions surrounding the revival was whether or not beloved characters Niles (David Hyde-Pierce), Roz (Peri Gilpin), and Daphne (Jane Leeves) would return. Along with Martin, played by the late John Mahoney, these characters were the backbone that supported Frasier in nearly every episode. Well, we know the answer to that question, and “Frasier” fans will not be happy. Kelsey Grammer,…

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When the news broke in October of 2021 that a fatality had occurred on the set of a film, there were more questions than answers. What happened? Who was killed? Who was holding the gun? Over a year later and there are still a number of questions left unanswered. One of them we tragically know the answer to; the life lost was that of cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins. She primarily worked on short films and independent projects before landing the job on “Rust.” A new documentary about her life aims to make sure this is not the last people will hear…

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DC Films has been through a lot. Despite finding success in certain individual projects, they’ve never been able to get everything to gel the way Marvel Studios has. A lot of that may change in the future thanks to James Gunn and Peter Safran running the newly renamed DC Studios. But what happened to the other guy? The one largely blamed for everything that went wrong with “Justice League,” among other things? That would be Walter Hamada, former head of the company from 2018 until October of 2022. His next gig post-WB? Heading to Paramount Pictures to start what they…

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In 2017 a game was released for PC simply titled “Walden, a game.” As suggested by the title, it is indeed a game about Henry David Thoreau and his time at Walden Pond. The idea of a game where you play asThoreau and receive visits from Ralph Waldo Emerson seemed to be the pinnacle of metacommentary on video game characters. Little did we know that that it wouldn’t end there. No, now we have the opportunity to play as someone even more philosophical who’s also the son of God: Jesus Christ. I Am Jesus Christ Announcement Trailer – IGN YouTube…

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If you weren’t around to keep up with the news in 1997, you missed out on one of the most insane and unexpected moments in sports history. The sport of boxing has largely fallen by the wayside today but back then, it was a spectacle. That summer was set to be the rematch between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. The first fight had ended with a surprising TKO stoppage by Holyfield in the 11th round. When the rematch happened, Tyson bit a chunk off of Holyfield’s ear near the end of round 3. And now, we have ear shaped cannabis…

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It lot has happened since the tragic events on the set of the film “Rust” claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. There has been a lot of discussion and argument about who was responsible for putting a live weapon into the hands of Alec Baldwin. So many variables were in play about who was handling the gun, who checked it, who knew what, how the conditions onset were in general, etc.. At least one person has decided to take a counter-offensive to try to escape culpability- Alec Baldwin himself. Pexels On November 11th, Baldwin filed a negligence lawsuit against…

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In 2016, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” hit theaters and made a killing at the box office. The “Harry Potter” prequel netted over $800 million, and seemed poised to successfully continue the Wizarding World franchise in lieu of any more stories involving Harry and his friends. Since then, the series has been embroiled in controversy, in part because of Ezra Miller and in part because of franchise creator J.K. Rowling herself. Where exactly does the “Fantastic Beasts” branch of the Wizarding World stand now? Have the remaining films actually been cancelled? “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling during an…

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