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
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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 (15:30) – We get a new Hulk comic, Marvel changes how they handle their digital comics service and Kevin Smith takes ahold of Batman ’66 and the Green Hornet.
In Game Industry News (27:30) – Koji Igarashi leaves Konami, GOG talks pricing, Google acquires Green Throttle Games and we wonder what that means, someone from Valve moves to Oculus and other companies get together to form an alliance against the Oculus.
In Entertainment News (55:30) – The voice of the movies Hal Douglas has passed, Evan Goldberg talks about staying true to the Preacher source material, Marc Webb says he is ready to step down after Spidey 3, the Winter Soldier is in EVERYTHING, Bryan Singer wants to Michael Bay the X-men and we hear who will be working on the next LEGO movie.