When does someones fandom go just a little too far?
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, BigBen Interactive is back in the news with an all new Vampire The Masquerade announcement. Playstation Productions was announced to helm some game to movie adaptations, and Sony and Microsoft just might be teaming up for the future of gaming for everyone.
Also this week, Mark Millar’s “The Magic Order” is coming to our screens everywhere with James Wan on board to direct. Netflix is also teasing out some big announcements at E3 and Hulu is working out how exactly to make “The Eyes of the Dragon” the new fantasy series you want to watch.
This weeks BOSS ROOM is a discussion about fandom, fans and the fans that feel a little too entitled to the things they love.
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!
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.
15:00 – In Comic Industry News: Flash Gordon is BACK!, Stan Lee pisses the internet off again and Mark Miller creates his own universe.
33:00 – In Game Industry News: Square Enix embraces the indys, Microsoft says VR is the future, Nintendo’s president is in a very difficult place and Amazon TV has launched.
1:06:00 – In Entertainment News: More on the Scream TV series, Gremlins is on the way and so are the Goonies, more on the Sinister Six and we return to Tucker and Dales cabin.
This week in Comic Industry News: Miracleman gets a reprint with Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore’s work remains in tact, Captain Marvel gets re-launched and Superior Spider-man heads towards the end, Silver Surfer get’s a new title along with Ghost Rider and Iron Patriot, everything becomes the Avengers including a new Loki title, X-men has a ton of changes ahead, Batman Eternal announced, Stephanie Brown comes back to Gotham, The Witcher comes to Dark Horse and Zack Whedon joins Firefly
In Game Industry News: ColecoVison gets a kickstarter, Gabriel Knight gets a remake, Xbox One records achievements, Spider-man 2 gets a video game, Microsoft CEO defends consoles, Square-Enix announces Kingdom Hearts 2.5, GameStop starts discounting old X-boxes and PS3s, Sony ditches the eye camera bundle for the PS4 and Square Enix teams with Indiegogo to help indy developers
In Entertainment News: Star Wars comes to Disneyland, Harrison Ford doesn’t know if he’s doing Star Wars, Game of Thrones takes a different direction, David Goyer talks about Da Vinchi’s Demons, Todd McFarlane talks about Spawn, S.H.I.E.L.D gets a full season, Breaking Bad and American Psycho become musicals, and some Michael Bay stuff happens
This week in Comic Industry News: Digital comics to teach communication to children, Dark Horses new Firefly/Serenity comic, Justice League of America becomes Justice League Canada with Mike McKone working on it, Lobo’s new origin story, and the new Lobo character, finally Erik Larsen of Savage Dragon fame’s thoughts on profanity in comics
In Game Industry News: A Shadow of the Beast Reboot for the PS4, the Playstation 4 release date, how many games the PS4 and Xbox One will have by the end of the year, Xbox news out of Gamescom, and Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program for indie developers.
In Entertainment News: Ben Affleck becoming Batman, Scott Cooper replacing Affleck on The Stand, Detroit possibly becoming the new scene of Gotham for Batman vs. Superman, who won’t be in Days of Future Past, who might be playing Scarlet Witch in Age of Ultron, Edgar Wright discussing why Ultron isn’t in Ant-man, Star Wars filming, who is leaving Crimson Peak and Nintendo putting a stop to the Metroid film