Why does Hollywood have such a problem adapting video games to film?
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 have to revisit what all is going over at Gearbox entertainment. We also have BigBen Interactive revealing a heck of an E3 line up, Marvel Comics releasing their 80th anniversary issue and there’s another Matrix film in our near future.
Also this week, you can get hyped for the new Twilight Zone in black and white! Our news segment of the show this week winds down with Sony’s State of Play announcements – From Monster hunter to the Final Fantasy 7 remake, Sony came out swinging this week with all the big news.
This weeks BOSS ROOM is a discussion about video game movies. What works, what doesn’t and what most of Hollywood still doesn’t understand about them.
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!
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!
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.