Adventurers…come out and plaaaaaaaaay! It’s time for Season 3 of The Surly Nerd!!!
After a little time away we’ve come back and in full frakking force. As we work to redesign the show top to bottom we invite you to come along with us as we pick up right where we left off last season, excited and angry at all the latest nerd news that has been announced, beamed into our brains directly from Cybertron.
The Surly Nerd Season 3:
It’s about to get obscene
Join us as we journey across the latest comic headlines, getting into the gritty details of the latest changes made in the Marvel and DC universes both in the world of comics and outside of it. Be wowed and amazed as we become an explosion of information about the world of game development from Riot Games to why the Oculus Rift is poised to take over the world…and how we are powerless to stop it. Quake in fear as we go balls deep into entertainment news, from Predator reboots to dystopian worlds we are ready to see on the big screen. After all that hot mess is done we wrap up the first episode of season 3 with a discussion as to why women are so damn important to the creative side of nerd entertainment.
Episode 96: Summary and time stamps
(0:13:22) In Comic Industry News – DC Comics changes the way they pay their employees, Ultimate FF says goodbye and Hollywood helps the family of Jack Kirby go to the Supreme Court.
(0:30:00) In Game Industry News – Riot offers “cash to quit”, Crytek is poised to go under, Carbon Designs joins Oculus and why it matters to you and how EA Origin is offering their new titles to players.
(0:56:40) In Entertainment News – Predator gets a reboot, Ready Player One is getting redrafted and Kevin Feige has tons to say about the Marvel Movie Universe.
(1:13:00) Epilogue – The importance of the female presence in nerd entertainment.
The man, the legend – Ernest Cline, Author of Ready Player One
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I think the title speaks for itself, but this week J comes back and like Godzilla of yore – wrecks shop in all the best ways, all over our show.
In Comic Industry news (22:00) – Sandman gets delayed, Tank Girl comes back and Batman turns 75.
In Game Industry News (56:00)- Square Enix goes back to basics, Ubisoft wants your money yearly, more Valve goes to Oculus, Nintendo wants Unity on 3DS, and the Ouya gets rid of free to play.
In Entertainment News (1:50:00)- Old man Avengers, Chris Evans ready to quit, free movie tickets for all, 4DX, more Harry Potter films, and Prometheus 2 moves forward.
This week on…The Surly Nerd
After the prelude we head into Level 1: Comic Industry News where we talk about the new Sons of Anarchy comic, what it takes to write Batman: Year Zero, how the new all girl X-men title is doing, a new symbiote for the Venom series and a court battle over Ghost Rider
In Level 2: Game Industry News – Ubisofts plans for Assassins Creed, Zelda and DLC, developers thoughts on the PS4, how well the PS4’s pre-sales are doing and how the PS4 will handle game restrictions. We also discuss FFXV and Kingdom Hearts on the Xbox alongside E3 calling the cops on the Ouya and George Lucas’ opinions on the next generation of games
In Level 3: Entertainment News we debate phase 3 of Marvels movies, a new Terminator film, how well Superman did at the movies, who is tackling the new Tomb Raider movie, Michael Bay destroying another franchise, the newest news for everything Star Wars related and how Gene Wilder feels about the remake of Willy Wonka
We close up shop as always with a bit of a rant during our Drinks at the Inn segment so grab yourself a beverage and curl up by your mp3 player for this weeks episode of…The Surly Nerd
This week on The Surly Nerd…
In level 1, Comic Industry News: Mark Miller and the end of Kick-Ass, James Robinson leaving not only Earth 2 but also DC Comics, we discuss Merida becoming a Disney princess, Rob Liefeild’s new Kickstarter, and a Nebraska library being asked to pull “The Killing Joke” from their shelves.
In level 2, Entertainment News: The Gremlins remake, who is joining the set of Star Wars now, Syfy calling it quits on Warehouse 13, the end of Zombieland, the Wonder Woman series, Assassin’s Creed the movie, Red 3 and the end of How I Met Your Mother
In level 3, Game Industry News: The price of Nvidias new handheld, layoffs at Trion studios, new Xbox controller rumors, speech recognition in the PS4, the Ouya at E3, Nintendo cracking down on youtube posters as well as their E3 strategy, EA’s new studio for Star Wars and their desire to get rid of online passes as well as what they think about the Wii U
We close out this week as always with our Drinks at the Inn segment where we talk about EA pulling away from Nintendo and what that means to the future of the Wii U. Sit back and grab a drink as we get a bit rant-y on this week’s episode of…The Surly Nerd
Less explosions than a Michael Bay film but always more entertaining, we are: The Surly Nerd
Greetings adventurers and welcome back to our little Inn on the internet we call The Surly Nerd. As we enter into episode 15 this week we kick the news off with Level 1: Technology News where we talk about the riots and lawsuits following Apple around on the heels of the new iPhone release. We go from there to cyber attacks on banks, Valve talking about Steam for Linux, HPs CEO and Maingears all in one gaming PC.
Over in Level 2: Video Game News we cover Popcaps employees getting laid off, World of Warcraft, Google trying to understand the modern gamer, Phantasy Star Online 2, the unreleased Cabin in the Woods game, a couple new trilogy releases, some Sony news and 343s plans for Halo.
We close out our show with a heaping helping of Level 3: Entertainment news. This week we discuss Captain America being sworn in as president, Ghostbusters getting rebooted, a Spy Hunter Movie and a ton of Marvel movie news. From there we talk about the Vatican’s opinion of Promethus, what to expect in the new Sin City movie, the lawsuit over the Dark Knight shooting and close out Level 3 with Tonys rant about things Michael Bay has said recently.
We get to your questions as we get into our Drinks at the Inn segment and let you know more about the future of our show.
Grab a couple drinks and get settled in with us here on: The Surly Nerd