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.
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!)
Grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd!
Not nearly as funny as a season of Community but having a better chance to have their season renewed, we are: The Surly Nerd
Welcome to week 2 of our “In the Month of Madness”. We keep the best month in the world rolling with our Prologue where we sing the praises of the shows we’ve been watching. We head from there into Level 1: Gaming news where we cover NPD numbers, what that means for the gaming industry at large and how important Darkstalkers and Mechwarrior Online is to James. A little chatting about THQ studios, Halo 4 being leaked and some mobile gaming happens and we wrap up level 1 with a special segment you’ll just have to hear to enjoy.
In level 2 entertainment news we talk a bunch about the state of Marvels next slate of movies, Gears of War getting launched again and the state of Universal and Matel franchise remakes. We question how important Ridley Scotts sequels and prequels are before we head into our drinks at the inn segment. We wrap up the show there with week 2 of In the Month of Madness where we cover Killer Klowns from Outer Space and tell you whats next in line for all of you to watch as we continue celebrating Halloween.
Strap yourselves in for one hell of a ride for this weeks: The Surly Nerd