Is the Battle Pass our freedom from microtransactions?
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After our prelude, we head right into the weekly raid (our news roundup).
Kicking things off this week, we follow up on Activision Blizzard and talk about all the news that came out about them since our last episode. We head over to the world of HBO Max with a new show being brought to us from the creators of “Riverdale” and “Sabrina”. From there we get into why Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is getting a delay and why that could be a good thing for everyone.
Also this week, Hawkeye is getting a new, really cool sounding series. Venom 2 is getting a new villain added to its ranks, and the creator of The Punisher finally speaks out about police co-opting the Punisher’s logo. We close out the news this week talking about Devolver’s opinion on the Steam vs Epic store debate, and Capcom teases us with talks about revitalizing old IPs that they own.
Our Boss Room this week is about the Modern Warfare Battle Pass and if it’s the answer to the microtransaction model plaguing modern video games.
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Grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd!
This week in Comic Industry News: Jeff Kinney author of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid starts a benefit to help Oklahoma libraries, Marvel Comics starts their Marvel Now! campaign, a new She-Hulk series is in the works, and the writer of the new Aquaman speaks up.
In Game Industry News: Valve announces a new operating system, controller, and console, Microsoft is watching Valve carefully, Rockstar wants to make a new Bully game, Sony is happy about western response to Vita TV, the 3ds outsells the Wii and China begins to lift their console ban.
In Entertainment News: Gotham becomes a new Fox series, Constantine gets his own series, David Goyer talks about Superman vs Batman, Dumb and Dumber To becomes a thing, Mister Rogers and Warcraft get a movie, Tom Hiddleston wants the Enchantress and Pacific Rim makes a ton of money.
This week on The Surly Nerd…
In Technology News: Hackers hit the Bush Family, Adobes day zero emergency update, HP cracking down on student labor in China, the U.K unveiling the first bionic man, Android taking over the tablet market and the kickstarter to build a Death Star.
In Game Industry News: The Ouya business model, Activisions thoughts on the Wii U, Psychonauts 2 losing support, the fate of Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Capcom talks about Resident Evil 6 sales, and a new Obsidian Star Wars game in the works.
In Entertainment News: Venom in Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Avengers at the Oscars, Warner Brothers progress on the Justice League movie, JJ Abrams and Valve working together, Tron appearing in Wreck-It-Ralph 2, what “To Catch a Monster” is and the Nightmare on Elm Street house going up for sale.
From there we head into our Drinks at the Inn segment to close out the show so grab your favorite beverage and curl up by the fire with us here on…The Surly Nerd
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It’s week 3 of our “IN THE MONTH OF MADNESS!”. We have a hell of a show lined for you this week. After our prologue segment we head into level 1: Technology news where we discuss a wide range of topics from Twitter censorship to child labor in China for the Wii U to the moving of Pirate Bay from physical servers to the cloud. A little talk about a next generation Sony move controller ends level one and leads us into level 2: Gaming industry news.
We start off this week with some more Mechwarrior Online and Prey 2 news. We chat a bit about the Nintendo Wii U touchscreen controller and where you can go with it and about the future of the Old Republic. We wrap up level 2 talking about layoffs at Lionshead and then it’s just a hop, skip and a jump into level 3: Entertainment news.
In level 3 we go over how well Walking Dead did its first week on the air in a year, talk about the direction of the new Marvel movie properties. We chat about what the Dark Knight producer thinks about the Avengers, where the He-Man and James Bond films are going. We close up the week talking about the Kickstarter for the movie The Goon and then in our Drink at the Inn segment we talk ALL about how amazing Creepshow is and why you should love it!
Grab a drink, toss your earbuds in and settle in with all of us here at: The Surly Nerd