Welcome everyone Gamescom and D23 Roundup!
Greetings adventurers! It’s time for our Gamescom and D23 blowout show. Join us for a very special episode of The Surly Nerd!
Thanks to Activision, it’s time for part 2 on our debate over microtransactions!
Is this really the future?
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After our prelude, we head into comics where we have even more awesome Pacific Rim news! Also this week, we break down what is wrong with Free Comic Book Day, and we discuss if Marvel should host their own convention, like D23.
Heading into level two, Sony is working with Nintendo – and we’re pretty excited about it. We also mourn the loss of Visceral (and their upcoming Star Wars game) and Phil Spencer wins our hearts again as he discusses platform-exclusive DLC.
Over in the world of entertainment, we break down what we could be seeing for the New Mutants movies going forward. Also this week, John Carpenter opens up on his philosophy on remaking his movies and Robert Englund tells us if he is willing to step into Freddy’s shoes again.
Our epilogue is week is a part-two of our ongoing debate about the ethics of microtransactions.
As always, we appreciate all our adventurers who listen to the show every week and we look forward to your feedback on what we discuss! (firstname.lastname@example.org!)
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This week in Comic Industry News: Jason Todd in Year Zero, DC’s Plans for Forever Evil, Spider-man 2099 back on the streets and Jack Kirby’s family losing the rights to his creations.
In Game Industry News: Amazon’s new console, Ouya backers receiving store credit, Ouya backing independent game developers, Bethesda’s thoughts on the WiiU, Sega bidding on Atlas, John Carmack signing on with Oculus Rift, new virtual console titles announced at Nintendo Direct and pictures leaked of Valve’s new projects.
In Entertainment News: Tom Hiddleston and Christina Hendricks in Disney’s new CGI film, Disney’s new Big Hero 6 series, the progress of the Bill & Ted 3 script, a Metroid fan-film on Kickstarter, rumors about who will be playing Lex Luthor in Batman vs Superman, Jeff Wadlow talks about X-Force the movie, Joss Whedon talks about Thanos in Avengers 2 and the Exorcist television series.