Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Nerfcast Episode 14: Global Nerf Market

Josh and Shawn try to use logic on Hasbro's methodology for global releases of new blasters, and remind everyone about their Elite Alpha Trooper Give Away contest!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Nerf officially announces Mega Centurion

Hasbro has finally revealed their new Mega Centurion blaster on their Facebook page. After a teaser of a red  page and the promise of an announcement put up this past Saturday, fans were in a frenzy to see Nerf's big news. Today they posted a link to the 360 View on Popular Science!

Facebook Post can be found here:

Friday, May 17, 2013

Elite Alpha Trooper Giveaway!

Want a FREE Elite Alpha Trooper?! 

Live in the US?  

Then YOU are qualified!

To celebrate the release of the Elite Alpha Trooper Nerfcast and Bay Area Nerf are giving one away absolutely free. You can be the envy of all of your friends for getting the best deal on this brand new highly sought after blaster ever! Did someone else clean out your local Target and brag about getting these for $6? Well fear not fellow Nerfers, now is your chance!

How do you win you ask? It's simple:

First go over to our facebook page at and click the "Like" button! 

Next send an email with the subject Alpha Trooper Contest to telling us something you like about the podcast! Be sure to spell the subject correctly as this is how we'll sort out entries and choose a winner.

Finally, get your friends to like our page as well! We won't draw a winner until our page hits 100 likes.

There you have it folks! The quick and easy way to get your hands on a new, in box, unopened Elite Alpha Trooper!

Thanks and good luck!

Contest open to US applicants only. Blaster and shipping costs will be paid for by Nerfcast and Bay Area Nerf.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Centurian Australia Rlease Date Announced!

Squadron Of Foam Tasmania (S.O.F.T.) did a little digging and Hasbro Australia has replied with a release date for the Centurian. When asked about the Longshot, Hasbro Australia replied:
"Hi Michael,

Unfortunately, Hasbro Australia no longer distributes this particular product.

The new range of Nerf Elite will have a comparable blaster; “The Centurian”, this will be available at retail stores in October 2013."

The original Facebook post can be found here.

What does this mean in terms of a US release date? We're not sure yet but hopefully they won't be far apart from one another.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Nerfcast Episode 13: Peeks and Leaks May 2013

Josh and Shawn discuss recent leaked blasters, how they can change the game, and announce their Elite Alpha Trooper Give Away contest!

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Bay Area Nerf Exclusive: Nerf Rapid Strike Internal Pictures

Hey everyone! Some internal shots of the Rapid Strike have been circulating around the net. If you want to take a look at the internals before the blaster comes out, now's your chance! Note that none of these pictures were taken by us at Bay Area Nerf and that we cannot confirm the direct source of the pictures.

Pictures after the break!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bay Area Nerf Game Roundup May 2013

Hey Everyone, Josh and I wanted to start doing a new feature on our website where we take a look at all the games running in the Bay Area and post about them in one easy to read megapost. Let's get started!

Bay Area Urban Recreational Nerf (B.U.R.N.): BURN will be hosting their month event on Saturday, May 11th starting at 11 AM. It will be down in the South Bay in Sunnyvale. This event, we were fortunate to get our hands on an Elite Alpha Trooper to raffle off! Check out the event page for more details!

Zombies! (UCSC): Zombies on your Lawn can be a major problem. Especially if your lawn happens to be among the majestic redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains. The UCSC game will be on May 11th at 1 PM. Check out their event page for more details.

HvZ: SFSU: There's an exciting night game for Humans vs Zombies going on at San Francisco State University on May 18th starting at 7:30 PM. Check out the details and their promotional video on the event page.

Jericho - The Urban Spy Game: Into espionage? Have a problem trusting those around you? Then it's time for you to get into the Spy Business! Jericho takes place in a city environment letting people play as spies. Their next event is May 18th at 1 PM, check them out on their meetup page.

Foam Action Network: Our buddies up in San Francisco are hosting an event on Saturday, May 25th at 1 PM. The theme of the game is tactical ops, pitting tactical squads against each other to complete objectives. Foam Action Network is also planning a lot of big event for the whole Bay Area, so stay tuned to their main page. For more specifics on their HvZ event, check out their event page.

Bridges Rock Gym; If you're looking for a truly unique experience playing Nerf, check out the Bridges Rock Gym Nerf Nights up in El Cerrito. Climb walls, run on padding, and duck behind cover! Technically not in May, but their game will be on June 1st. Admission is $10 and spots are limited, so fill out their waiver on their website and call today to save your spot!

Davis Urban Gaming Group (DUGG): We're going a little north of the Bay Area, but every Saturday at 8 PM the good folks over at UC Davis play Nerf on their campus. Check out their group for more details.

Novato Nerf Nation: Up north in Novato the NNN has biweekly Nerf wars! If Saturday's are hard for you to make, these games take place biweekly on Sundays. Check out their next game on their event page.

If you would like to be included on our megapost, or would like permission to add your events to our Bay Area Nerf event calendar, please comment below or email us at

Happy Nerfing!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Nerfcast Episode 12: Rapid-Rev-Turion!

Josh and Shawn speculate on the new Rapid Strike, Revonix 360, and Mega Centurion.

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