Ghostbusting makes us feel good…on all new SURLY NERD!
We love all the Speeder-men, as James would say
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After gaming and comic filled prelude we jump into comics, where the largest gathering of Spider-men (or as James calls them, Speeder-men) has happened and the Walking Dead gets a pop-up book. We also talk about the newest fights the CBLDF is fighting, along with the attempted censorship of Sex Criminals. Our comic topic for the week is about the DC Bombshells and what the world at large thinks of this new super-heroine team.
In game industry news, we have the Sony team letting you vote on your next free game and Capcom talking to their community about the remake of Resident Evil 2. From there, we have Fallout and Deus Ex news and a discussion on the importance of “non violent” playthroughs. We lightly touch on Razer acquiring the Ouya and we close out level two with Nintendo NX news and what they need to do to win our hearts again.
Over in the world of entertainment, we celebrate the 90th anniversary of Phantom of the Opera on film, and we talk about the new Walking Dead beer. We start revving up for Halloween as Nosferatu is getting remade, Five Nights at Freddys gets its director, we discuss the new haunted house movie “Voices through the Trumpet and close out level 3 talking about the genre of haunted house movies and if they are relevant anymore.
Our epilogue this week is all about the Ghostbusters remakes and how they are beginning to frustrate us. 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 142: Ghostbusting Adventures Summary
In Comic Industry News – Spider-man in Sydney, Walking Dead Pop-Up Book, CBLDF and Sex Criminals, DC Bombshells
In Game Industry News – Voting on PSN, Capcom and REII, Fallout 4 and Deus Ex, Razer and the Ouya, and Nintendo NX
In Entertainment News – Phantom of the Opera, Walking Dead Beer, Five Nights at Freddys, Nosferatu, Voices through the Trumpet, Haunted House Movies
Epilogue – Ghostbusters
Just go watch Shadow of the Vampire
Read about the things we love to talk about!
All about Nosferatu: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosferatu
Learn about Crimson Peak: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimson_Peak
Speeder-men cupcakes!: http://www.oneperfectdayblog.net/2012/02/22/spiderman-cupcakes-tutorial/
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!
(0:15:20) This week in Comic Industry News – Wondercon talks Batman, IDW keeps doing what they do and Mondo goes Marvel.
(0:26:00) In Game Industry News – Nintendo is under fire, Nuka Cola has been trademaked, Sony ditches Square, Game Spy closes and what that means to you and Fatal Frame gets a sequel.
(046:00ish) In Entertainment News – Oculus is ready to go to Hollywood, Sony registers Bioshock domains, Stephen Spielberg is on board for Goonies, we get the lowdown on the new Fantastic Four movie, Disney takes over the world even while movie ticket prices drop.
This week we pay tribute to a legend, and James gets super animated. Please to enjoy episode 83.
(0:17:00) In Comic Book Industry News: DC collectibles and NECA have announced their new toy lines, Archie gets their first gay superhero and Dark Horse gives us more Robocop vs. Terminator.
(0:31:00 ish) In Game Industry News: Bioshock sinks as Irrational Games closes, 2K talks the future of Bioshock from their end, production on the Oculus Rift is halted, Sony announces their VR headset, Fallout goes silent, Cliff Bleszinski is done with disks, Microsoft talks Gears and the director of Final Fantasy 7 talks about a remake.
(1:16:00 ish) In Entertainment News: Harold Ramis has left this world and we mourn, Sony and Seth Rogan are doing a movie about the console wars, how Veronica Mars is finding release, Edward Norton is getting his dream movie made, Gary Oldman and Benedict Cumberbatch join Star Wars, Karl Urban pushes for Judge Dredd 2 and HEROES gets revived.
This week in Comic Industry News: The future of the new 52, X-men deals with “No More Humans”, The Infinity Gauntlet is back and Archie Comics keeps being amazing
In Game Industry News: A new wave of layoffs at CCP, Fez hits 1 million, the PS4 becomes the largest console launch…EVER, Wasteland 2 hits STEAM and Fallout 4 becomes a thing
In Entertainment News: The Terminator reboot gets a title and we find out who is playing Sarah Connor, Simon Pegg joins the Monty Python cast and talks about why he’s not in in Ant-Man and finally – Iceland tries to cut funding for movies and why that matters to you