This week on The Surly Nerd…
In Technology News: Anti facial-recognition glasses, Anonymous rallying for Aaron Swartz, Apples child labor, AMDs financial problems and Sony’s new ultra-thin tablet.
In Game Industry News: Where THQs properties are headed, Superbot being hit by layoffs, the Nintendo Direct conference and Ralph Nader’s opinion on video game developers.
In Entertainment News: When the new Batman movie will happen, Jimmy Olsen in the Man of Steel, who is going to be in the JLA movie, Christian Bale looking after sick children, what IS going on in Iron Man 3, who else has been added to the First Class roster, and what to expect from the Wolverine movie. We press forward talking about the Ant Man and Doctor Strange movies, J.J. Abrams working on Star Wars, the new Robotech film, Ron Howard directing the Graveyard Book, Cumberbatch working on a Wikileaks movie and Glee ripping off Jonathon Coulton.
We close out the show with Drinks at the Inn so won’t you join us here on…The Surly Nerd
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In Technology News: Sony’s restructuring to make a profit, Samsung’s new mini tablet, Windows 8 making a bad move and the TSA no longer wanting us to be naked for them.
In Game Industry News: The ARMA developers being released (finally!), Obama calling for more video game violence studies, Monster Hunter 4 for Vita, Too Human leaving the Xbox Marketplace, Gas Powered Games layoffs, and Halo 2 on PC closing its doors.
In Entertainment News: New news on a Gremlins reboot, A new Conan movie with the Governator himself, what’s going on with the new Terminator film, Warner Brothers trademarking new Batman Arkham names, product placement in Iron man 3, Emma Stone in a del Toro horror film, what the South Park gang is up to now and we close it out with what new Cartoon Network shows are coming to Netflix.
By adventurer request this week our Drinks at the Inn segment is about games from the 80s to 1999 that we loved so grab a drink and stay a while and listen to all of us here on…The Surly Nerd
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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
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Greetings adventurers and welcome to episode 14 of our little show. We have a super-mega-ultra packed show for you this week, starting off with Level One: Technology News. In level one we cover everything from Valves new hardware, to Microsofts wearable xbox controller. We finish up level one with some Wii U news, HPs smartphones and a new tech lobby group in Washington.
From there we move on to Level Two: Entertainment News where we cover everything from Gremlins to Looney Tunes. As we jump into comic movie news we touch on Batman, Thor and Guardians of the Galaxay then chat a bit about Boondock Saints III, the Castlevania movie and how London is handling rude people at the cinema. We move from there to Level 3: Video Game News where we talk about the ARMA developers being arrested, where the Wii U is sold out already, Microsofts long term plan for the HALO franchise and a ton of Tokyo Game Show goodness for your ears. We close up level 3 with the humble indy bundle before we wrap the show up all together with our Drinks at the Inn segment.
So grab a drink and settle in by the fire once again adventurers for another episode of: The Surly Nerd