December 3rd – December 9th

The Valley Nerd Watch! We’re excited to tell you that finally we’ve almost finished Bloodborne, which is a game that’s pretty good we think. Like a lot of the Soulsian games it’s a bit annoyingly hard at parts but then it’s also not all of a sudden because in the end all the enemies basically […]

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November 5th – November 11th

The Valley Nerd Watch! Vote Donate to Monte’s March Donate to the National Center for Transgender Equality Donate to the Center for New Americans Do whatever you’re able to make sure the Valley is a nice place for you and all your neighbors. Go check out the Valley Creators page! As always, be sure to […]

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September 10th – September 16th

The Valley Nerd Watch! Come to Nerd Nite! It’ll be a really fun one and also we’ll have big news to announce! And prizes! ‘Take it With a Grain: What Can Sand Piles tell us About Traffic and Cancer?’ Granular materials are all around us, yet are still poorly understood, hence an explosion of interest […]

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July 16th – July 22nd

The Valley Nerd Watch! Into the Breach is really, really good. Spectacular, even. Give it a shot if you’re at all interested in games in which you move around robots on a map and try to destroy gigantic bugs! It’s fun in part because so much of it is just like improvising a solution to a push-pull […]

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July 2nd – July 8th

The Valley Nerd Watch! The Families Belong Together event in Springfield yesterday was impressive and inspiring. The speakers included people who had lost family or loved ones for a variety of reasons, and who encouraged the crowd to do what needed to be done to keep families together not just at the border but in […]

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June 18th – June 24th

The Valley Nerd Watch! This week we want to let you know that the game Cultist Simulator is a lot of fun. Highly recommended to anyone who liked Fallen London/Sunless Sea, which the creators worked on previously, or who likes weird RPGs in general. It’s a kind of combination of a clicker game and a […]

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May 21st – May 27th

The Valley Nerd Watch! Hello and thank you for reading! We had a great time at the most recent Nerd Nite, and we highly recommend you come to the next one! We made very good freshly-baked cookies, and everyone agrees that hey that’s pretty much going above and beyond you’re welcome. We also raised $50 […]

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January 1st – January 7th

  The Valley Nerd Watch! Happy New Year, folks! Hopefully 2018 works out well for you. As always we have our special end of the year event: being kind of tired and probably having a cold so this is really short. Thankfully there aren’t a ton of events this week either! Oh! And come check […]

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November 27th – December 3rd

The Valley Nerd Watch! We finished Vacationland by John Hodgman, a former resident of Massachusetts who once met Black Francis. It was a collection of good essays, with more cairn-building stories than we had expected but fewer cairn-building stories than we had hoped. It’s always interesting reading how other people deal with death, because we […]

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November 6th – November 12th

The Valley Nerd Watch! We just saw Thor: Ragnarok! It was pretty neat. Good bits: Jokes Goldblum Set design that looks like someone spilled nail polish on a LEGO city and we love it Kirby helmets Pretty nice fight bits Big chunky spaceships Some great minor characters Bad bits: A bit long The parts in […]

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