Is the Battle Pass our freedom from microtransactions?
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 follow up on Activision Blizzard and talk about all the news that came out about them since our last episode. We head over to the world of HBO Max with a new show being brought to us from the creators of “Riverdale” and “Sabrina”. From there we get into why Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is getting a delay and why that could be a good thing for everyone.
Also this week, Hawkeye is getting a new, really cool sounding series. Venom 2 is getting a new villain added to its ranks, and the creator of The Punisher finally speaks out about police co-opting the Punisher’s logo. We close out the news this week talking about Devolver’s opinion on the Steam vs Epic store debate, and Capcom teases us with talks about revitalizing old IPs that they own.
Our Boss Room this week is about the Modern Warfare Battle Pass and if it’s the answer to the microtransaction model plaguing modern video games.
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Forever is gone from TV, but not our hearts
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After our (Ultron [non-spoiler] filled) prelude we jump into comics, where we find out what DC Comics is doing to screw over creators this time while the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out trying to expose more comic creators to our youth. Next we tackle why Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are no longer mutants, followed by news on what’s going to happen to the Fantastic Four post Secret Wars as well as a talk about why Secret Wars can be both good and bad for the Marvel U.
In game industry news, John Riccitello has come out against Microsoft, prompting the entirety of the internet to roll their eyes at the former EA-CEO. We bid our last farewell to P.T and our hopes and dreams for Silent Hills, while Oculus enters negotiations with Sony and Microsoft to have the Rift put on their consoles. More news hits the world of Lego video games, with the announcement of the LEGO Dimensions series and Sony decides to pull back from Gamescom this year in a surprise move to everyone.
Over in the world of entertainment, rumors are abound that HULU is trying to create a TV series based on the hugely successful MYST franchise, Marvel’s Infinity War is announced to be the first feature film shot entirely in IMAX and MACHINIMA kicks up their own TV lineup with a series of shorts based around ROBOCOP, DC Comics, SLENDERMAN and more! Fox has confirmed that both LUCIFER and MINORITY REPORT will be headed to TV this fall, while the #saveconstantine campaign is in full force. In the midst of this, ABC is cancelling the S.H.I.E.L.D spin-off and Jesse Eisenberg tells us that he knows nothing about comics at all.
Our epilogue this week has been closed due to the MASSIVE amount of news that was released. As always, we appreciate all our adventurers who listen to our show every week and we look forward to your feedback on what we discuss! (email@example.com!)
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Episode 136: Goodbye Forever, Hello Secret Wars
In Comic Industry News – Gerry Conway and DC Comics Creators Rights, CBLDF, mutants no more, Fantastic Four and Secret Wars
In Game Industry News – John Riccitello, P.T, Oculus, LEGO and Sony leaving Gamescom
In Entertainment News – MYST on HULU, Infinity War in IMAX, MACHINIMA new shows, #saveconstantine, S.H.I.E.L.D spin-off, Jessie Eisenberg
Epilogue – Cancelled this week due to NEWS
#Saveconstantine is in full force
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Who is Gerry Conway?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Conway
Learn about MYST!: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myst
Cream Cheese Chicken?…: http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-cream-cheese-chicken-12458