GDC, PAX and NIMH take center stage on this weeks…The Surly Nerd!
Maybe it’s time to rework Lovecraft’s world
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! We have a heck of a show for you this week, starting off over in the world of comics where we talk about Groot getting his own series and the challenges that brings to the writers of said book, as well as a lengthy discussion about Alan Moore’s new project called Providence. Published by Avatar Press, Providence is a new take on the Lovecraft Mythos which spurs us down the rabbit hole of debate as to how relevant H.P Lovecraft is to a modern audience.
In video game news, GDC and PAX have ended and we have all the news that’s fit to rant about in there. Valve has gone into more detail about their new Steam machines, controllers and VR but is it too little to late with the NVIDIA shield and their GRID system on the horizon and we close out level 2 with a state of the union address from game developers on where they see the industry heading. Over in level 3 we cover the NIMH remake, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress adaptation by Bryan Singer and what the Captain America: Winter Soldier writers are doing over at Sony Pictures.
Our Epilogue this week is heated debate as to how DC should be handling their TV and movie properties in terms of creating crossovers. As always, we appreciate all our adventurers who listen to our show every week and we look forward to your feedback on what we discuss! (email@example.com!)
Grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd
Episode 129: GDC, PAX and Other Acronyms
In Comic Industry News – Groot, Providence
In Game Industry News – Valve Projects, NVIDIA, Game Development
In Entertainment News – Secret of Nimh, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Spider-man
Epilogue – DC non-comic products
Will the Nimh remake have the darkness of the source materal?
Read about the things we love to talk about!
All about The Secret of Nimh here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_NIMH
Learn about GDC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Developers_Conference
(0:15:20) This week in Comic Industry News – Wondercon talks Batman, IDW keeps doing what they do and Mondo goes Marvel.
(0:26:00) In Game Industry News – Nintendo is under fire, Nuka Cola has been trademaked, Sony ditches Square, Game Spy closes and what that means to you and Fatal Frame gets a sequel.
(046:00ish) In Entertainment News – Oculus is ready to go to Hollywood, Sony registers Bioshock domains, Stephen Spielberg is on board for Goonies, we get the lowdown on the new Fantastic Four movie, Disney takes over the world even while movie ticket prices drop.