Blizzcon is over, but is the hype still there?
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, EA makes their way back to Steam and that means big things for their games. HBO MAX is getting a whole lot of DC properties and that could mean the end of DC Universe and the creators of the Game of Thrones television show are leaving their announced Star Wars projects.
Also this week, Miyamoto is being honored in Japan and it’s about time. Sony is killing it this week by both having the second best console of all time and shutting down their disliked Vue service. The news comes to a close this week with a discussion about Seth MacFarlane’s newest horror show and we let you know what spooky shows killed it in the ratings last month.
Our Boss Room this week is a talk about anything and everything shown at Blizzcon, and if we should really be excited for any of it.
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.
This week marks the beginning of James celebrating his birthday for a month by taking over the music selections from Tony. (He is so not sorry for this)
(0:14:00) This week in Comic Industry News – The Humble Bundle goes Image, She-Ra grows up and we want Nailbiter!
(0:27:50) In Game Industry News – Eve moves to Unreal, UNREAL TOURNAMENT IS BACK, Activision put a boatload of cash behind Destiny, Kickstarter lawsuits happen and MK says the hell with Wii U.
(1:01:00) In Entertainment News – Bob Hoskins has moved on to that Toontown in the sky, CW gives us more Veronica online, Showtime wants HALO, we get more news on Dredd 2, Baz Luhrmann wants Elvis and Peter Parker will always be under the movie mask.
(0:15:00) In Comic Industry News – We discuss the death of Wolverine, Deadpool goes back in time and we tell you when Batman day is.
(0:30:30) In Game Industry News – NASA goes FALLOUT, Telltale gets even deeper into Game of Thrones, Nintendo bows out of E3, the Playstation gets a rental service, Zuckerberg tried the PS4 headset and GameStop goes mobile.
(1:09:30) In Entertainment News – Lucasfilm resets Star Wars, Fox wants more X-men, Warner Brothers rumors abound, Miramax and AOL team up for a new Netflix, Super Troopers 2 needs funding and Zombieland writers are all over Watch Dogs.
(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.