Adventurers…come out and plaaaaaaaaay! It’s time for Season 3 of The Surly Nerd!!!
After a little time away we’ve come back and in full frakking force. As we work to redesign the show top to bottom we invite you to come along with us as we pick up right where we left off last season, excited and angry at all the latest nerd news that has been announced, beamed into our brains directly from Cybertron.
The Surly Nerd Season 3:
It’s about to get obscene
Join us as we journey across the latest comic headlines, getting into the gritty details of the latest changes made in the Marvel and DC universes both in the world of comics and outside of it. Be wowed and amazed as we become an explosion of information about the world of game development from Riot Games to why the Oculus Rift is poised to take over the world…and how we are powerless to stop it. Quake in fear as we go balls deep into entertainment news, from Predator reboots to dystopian worlds we are ready to see on the big screen. After all that hot mess is done we wrap up the first episode of season 3 with a discussion as to why women are so damn important to the creative side of nerd entertainment.
Episode 96: Summary and time stamps
(0:13:22) In Comic Industry News – DC Comics changes the way they pay their employees, Ultimate FF says goodbye and Hollywood helps the family of Jack Kirby go to the Supreme Court.
(0:30:00) In Game Industry News – Riot offers “cash to quit”, Crytek is poised to go under, Carbon Designs joins Oculus and why it matters to you and how EA Origin is offering their new titles to players.
(0:56:40) In Entertainment News – Predator gets a reboot, Ready Player One is getting redrafted and Kevin Feige has tons to say about the Marvel Movie Universe.
(1:13:00) Epilogue – The importance of the female presence in nerd entertainment.
The man, the legend – Ernest Cline, Author of Ready Player One
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This week in Comic Industry News: Clark comes out to the world, Sandman gets delayed, we finally have a black Robin and James’ waxes philosophical about EC Comics.
In Game Industry News: Mega Man X comes back…in a way, Blizzard talks Warcraft remakes, Eidos makes more changes to Thief, Sony talks MP3 playback for the PS4 and the Humble Bundle gets a store.
In Entertainment News: Blockbuster has its final rental, CBS green lights a HIMYM spin-off, Walking Dead gets a prequel, Hugh Jackman talks about being Wolverine, Twilight comes to Jessica Jones, Drew Goddard comes to Daredevil and Seth Rogan gets his hands on a Preacher.
A very special thank you to our guest, Dan Price, for coming out to Rapture again and talking shop with us. You can find his work over at http://houndcomics.com/webcomic_masters_of_the_obvious.php and https://www.facebook.com/latexavenger
This week in Comic Industry News: One of the greats, Nick Cardy has passed away, Marvel tells us all about the new X-Force, a new Ms. Marvel comic is about to be launched, and Vertigo launches The Royals: Masters of War.
In Game Industry News: Nintendo tells us how well the are doing in Japan and how they see their future, Final Fantasy 14 makes Square a lot of money, Microsoft gives indy developers Unity, and Killer Instinct says no to Arcade mode for a while.
In Entertainment News: Blockbuster is ready to go under, Daredevil gets a new show on Netflix alongside Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist with a potential Defenders movie to follow, Fox wants more Wolverine, Nightwing and Wonder Woman decide to drop into the Batman vs Superman movie, the creator of Veronica Mars takes on iZombie and Guillermo Del Toro take on everything.
Also this week we want to give a special shout out to the gang over at HellraiserOrigins.com Go check out their site, like them on facebook and give them a ton of support!
This week in Comic Industry News: Gotham City becomes reality for one kid, Fables starts closing down the shop, DC bails out of NY and Mark Waid gives us the scoop on Daredevil.
In Game Industry News: Nintendo says NO to showing kids penises, the Wii U is bombing but new Wii U bundles are coming, the Ouya is ready for 2.0 but first a new controller and the CEO of the Ouya still thinks this is the console of the future while Sony admits to all the things that it CAN’T do at launch.
In Entertainment News: ALL the remakes starting with Sleepaway Camp, then the Addams Family, TWO Hellraiser remakes, a Pet Semeatary remake and then George Romero talks about why The Walking Dead is bad.
Our special guest star is JD “S3 Prototype” from the Ninjaverse. Check them out here: http://theninjaverse.wordpress.com/
This week in Comic Industry News: Mark Waid’s run of Daredevil ends but where does that leave Daredevil?, Marvel says fuck spoilers and tells us the plot of Iron Man, DC Comics gets more cover variants, and IDW uses toys to sell more comics
In Game Industry News: Kojima makes MGS for the west, Sony wants you to bid your trophies for stuff, The Wii begins to leave us, Sony and Microsoft fight over real name use online, and Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg tells us if games should be more like movies
In Entertainment News: Marcia Wallace leaves us, Clive Barker talks Hellraiser, Batman tells us that DC can’t get their animated shit together and Wonder Woman agrees, Sony and Marvel team up with Tumblr to make geeks speculate about unimportant nonsense, Ant-man becomes a heist movie and steals our hearts, and we wrap it all up with something about Michael Bay that gives Tony a hard on.