The Order and Ghost in the Shell get us all hot and ranting on this weeks…The Surly Nerd!
Is the beauty of The Order worth the cost?
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After our prelude we kick things off in comics where we discuss the end of Archie being nigh, followed by some new news about The Spirit and we close out level 1 with a talk about the future of Invader Zim.
In video game news we open up with the closing of a game studio that breaks our hearts. From there we talk about Blizzard’s new micro-transaction system, and close out the level with a long dialogue about Epic Games’ new grant program to help indy developers. Over in level 3, Fox is attempting to bring Lucifer to television screens and James’ is pretty upset about it. We chat it up about the potential new entry in the Alien franchise and end level 3 with news about Robert Kirkman’s new exorcism series coming to television. Our epilogue this week is a double dose of awesome where we talk about The Order 1886 and the casting for the Ghost in the Shell film, with surly rants on both topics. As always, we appreciate all our adventurers who listen to our show and we look forward to your feedback on what we discuss!
Grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd
Episode 127: The Order in The Shell
In Comic Industry News – Archie, The Spirit, Invader Zim
In Game Industry News – Phantom Dust, Blizzard, Epic Games
In Entertainment News – Lucifer, Alien, Outcast
Epilogue – The Order 1886, Ghost in the Shell
Are we ready for more Zim?
Read about the things we love to talk about!
All about the Unreal grant program here: https://www.unrealengine.com/unrealdevgrants
Learn about Invader Zim: http://zim.wikia.com/wiki/Invader_ZIM_Wiki
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This week in Comic Industry News: The future of the new 52, X-men deals with “No More Humans”, The Infinity Gauntlet is back and Archie Comics keeps being amazing
In Game Industry News: A new wave of layoffs at CCP, Fez hits 1 million, the PS4 becomes the largest console launch…EVER, Wasteland 2 hits STEAM and Fallout 4 becomes a thing
In Entertainment News: The Terminator reboot gets a title and we find out who is playing Sarah Connor, Simon Pegg joins the Monty Python cast and talks about why he’s not in in Ant-Man and finally – Iceland tries to cut funding for movies and why that matters to you
This week on The Surly Nerd…
In Game Industry News: The price of the new X-box, Gearbox and SEGA being sued over ALIENS, Keyboard and Nyan Cat suing Warner Bros, Nintendo trying to justify the Wii U to everyone and putting the DSi XL and 3DS up on their marketplace, Sony exes giving up their bonuses for the company, a sequel to Eternal Darkness and Bethesda’s new play test lab.
In Entertainment News: Sam Mendes not wanting to come back to Bond, the Dark Tower on Netflix, Luke Evans as the Crow, the Chinese not taking to the additional Iron Man footage, which heroes have come back to Marvel to be filmed, what mutants will be coming to The Avengers and Mark Hamill discussing how he would like to see the new Star Wars movies presented.
In Comic Industry News: What is going to be changing in the world of the X-men and Wolverine, X-factor ending, Earth 2 getting a new Batman, a new all-digital Superman, DC protesting a parody site, and a crowdfunding project to expand a Chicago library.
We close it all out with our usual rants during Drinks at the Inn on this weeks…The Surly Nerd
Not nearly as funny as a season of Community but having a better chance to have their season renewed, we are: The Surly Nerd
Welcome to week 2 of our “In the Month of Madness”. We keep the best month in the world rolling with our Prologue where we sing the praises of the shows we’ve been watching. We head from there into Level 1: Gaming news where we cover NPD numbers, what that means for the gaming industry at large and how important Darkstalkers and Mechwarrior Online is to James. A little chatting about THQ studios, Halo 4 being leaked and some mobile gaming happens and we wrap up level 1 with a special segment you’ll just have to hear to enjoy.
In level 2 entertainment news we talk a bunch about the state of Marvels next slate of movies, Gears of War getting launched again and the state of Universal and Matel franchise remakes. We question how important Ridley Scotts sequels and prequels are before we head into our drinks at the inn segment. We wrap up the show there with week 2 of In the Month of Madness where we cover Killer Klowns from Outer Space and tell you whats next in line for all of you to watch as we continue celebrating Halloween.
Strap yourselves in for one hell of a ride for this weeks: The Surly Nerd