Who let Tony take over the epilogue? Why can’t anyone stay on topic? Why IS everyday Halloween?! The answers to these questions and more on an all new episode of…The Surly Nerd!
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After our prelude, we head into comics where we talk getting our own life sized Deadpool and the upcoming comic simply titled – “Black”. We move on from there to discuss the upcoming VOLTRON comic before closing down level one with a talk about the relevance of Wizard World.
In game industry news, we mourn the loss of Lionhead Studios and talk about DOOM’s hardest difficulty setting. We touch on what FROM SOFTWARE is working on next and get down and dirty with all the news about the Nintendo NX that was released this month.
Over in the world of entertainment, we get more information about ALIEN: COVENANT and what Sigourney Weaver thinks of the AvP franchise. We also find out how a deleted scene inside Nightmare on Elm street may have forever changed the lore of that universe. Also making headlines this week is THE OMEN prequel we don’t know if we want and Key and Peele’s take on Police academy. Level 3 comes to an end with a talk about FOX pulling out of Comic-con and if it even really matters in the long run.
Our epilogue this week is all about the idea of developers penalizing players for finding exploits, as chosen by Tony. 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
Episode 160: Everyday Is Halloween
In Comic Industry News – Deadpool, Voltron, Black, Wizard World
In Game Industry News – Lionhead, DOOM, FROM SOFTWARE, Nintendo NX
In Entertainment News – Alien: Covenant, AvP, Nightmare on Elm street, The Omen, Police Academy, SDCC
Epilogue – The Division vs Destiny
James just wants more Armored Core
Read about the things we love to talk about!
All about The Justice League!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justice_League
Learn about Sandman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandman_%28Vertigo%29
Please Stand By for E3 Insanity
What’s this? An E3 blowout bonus level?!
You’re dang right!
This week was E3, one of the biggest video game tradeshows in the history of the medium, and we are here to tell you what all went down and what’s going to be coming out over the next year. Our show format is a little different with this episode so strap yourselves in for a crazy video game filled ride on this very special bonus episode of…The Surly Nerd!
Holy Batgirl controversy adventurers, it’s time for an all new episode of The Surly Nerd!
The progressive Batgirl title is under fire this week
Greetings adventurers, it’s time for an all new episode of The Surly Nerd and what a news-filled week it has been! After the prelude we roll right into Comic Industry news and talk about the retirement of one of the industry greats Jack Davis. Also on the comics docket is the relaunch of the Archie brand and Marvel putting a pin in the Fantastic Four’s stories.
Over on the gaming side of things, we talk about the importance of DOOM and how it turned 21 this week as well as Microsoft’s plan to take over China and a look back at an MMO that we believed was destine for failure: Final Fantasy 14. SEGA kicks things off in entertainment news with our theories on what would make a great video game adaptation followed by Sony wanting to make a Men in Black crossover and we give you all the details about Simon Pegg’s new flick where he plays the Devil: The Gathering. We wrap up this week discussing the controversy around the latest issue of Batgirl that is not for the easily offended. As always, we appreciate all our adventurers who listen to our show and we look forward to your feedback on what we discuss!
So grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd
Episode 118: Batgirl Be Trippin’ Summary
In Comic Industry News – Jack Davis, Archie Reboot, The end of the Fantastic Four
In Game Industry News – DOOM’s anniversary, Microsoft in China, Final Fantasy XIV
In Entertainment News – SEGA movies, Men in Black Crossover, The Gathering
Epilogue – Batgirl Controversy
The legend, Jack Davis
Read about the things we love to talk about!
All about Jack Davis here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Davis_%28cartoonist%29
Learn about the History of DOOM: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom_%281993_video_game%29
Batman Cookies!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GtYQdId9Uw
This week in Comic Industry News
(0:13:35) Usagi Yojimbo gets an omnibus, Miss Marvel and Harley get into fourth printings and we talk Spider-man’s evolution.
In Game Industry News
(0:46:25) Nintendo talks new hardware and losses, Wolfenstein wants you to play with yourself, Capcom and Square are coming out on top and Marvel talks their approach to gaming.
We Talk Evolution
(1:16:00) Community’s community, James Franco takes on Wiseau, Guardians of the Galaxy goes franchise alongside Star Wars, Lou Ferringo leaks Hulk and Matt Smith breaks into the Terminator business.
This week on…The Surly Nerd
In Gaming Industry News: LucasArts and SEGA studios closures, Deadpool layoffs pre-game release, EA voted worst company in America for the second year, Doom in development hell and new Xbox rumors.
In Entertainment News: Roger Ebert’s pasting, the expanding cast of Crimson Peak, Trainspotting 2, S.H.I.E.L.D and X-men news, who’s NOT onboard for JLA, a Black Hole remake and a new Star Wars animated series wrapping with information about the Once Upon a Time Spinoff and Vikings getting another season.
In Comic Industry News: Carmine Infantino’s passing, The “new” Robin, DCs We Can Be Heroes campaign, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund documentary as well as who the new members of their board are. Punk Rock Jesus’ trade book, a new Carnage series, and Dredd gets a Muslim judge.
We settle in for a discussion about Superman’s relevance in modern society and we close up this week episode of…The Surly Nerd