It's been a pretty big year for nerdy pop culture. Huge movies, a new video game system from Nintendo, big TV shows, the next big Star Wars movie and more are making sure we can keep ourselves busy with minimal effort.
But Friday, Oct. 27? That single day is going to be packed. In fact, we should probably just take the day off. It's OK, Bethesda's vice president of PR and marketing has written a doctor's note for us.
So what's coming that's going to keep us so busy? Well...
Super Mario Odyssey is shaping up to be a huge release for the Nintendo Switch, a system that has been selling well and taking the world by storm. It's an exploratory Mario adventure in the vein of Super Mario 64, and Nintendo fans are incredibly excited. (Also, the game is really, really good. I've got a full review up now.)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will appeal to anybody who thinks Mario is too cheerful or colorful. The brutal, bloody, very M-rated game involves killing a whole heck of a lot of Nazis in an alternate history in which America surrenders during World War II. (Related reading: Is it still OK for us to depict Nazis as villains in pop culture?)
Assassin's Creed Origins marks the return of the traditionally-annual blockbuster series after it took last year off. While the games always deal with different historical time periods, this one goes all the way back to ancient Egypt -- near the start of the Assassin order itself.
Stranger Things 2, the second season of Netflix's '80s-fueled, sci-fi/horror hit, only needed to share a photo of the cast in Ghostbusters costumes in order to get us pumped for what's to come. We're ready to see what's been up in the Upside Down.
Jigsaw, the 8th movie in the Saw franchise, is less "traditionally" geeky, but horror nerds are still nerds. Plus, one of the stars is Laura Vandervoort, who we all knew as Supergirl in Smallville.
I mean, come on. Y'all wanna drop a new Star Wars trailer or something in here, too? Maybe announce that Firefly is coming back? We can only take so much geeky stuff in one 24-hour span.