This week comics take center stage on…THE SURLY NERD!
Hawkeye and Deadpool in all their glory!
Greetings adventurers, it’s an all new episode of The Surly Nerd! We kick it off with the prelude where we chime in about what is keeping us busy. From there we move on over to Comic Industry News where we hear some forward thinking from Marvel, talk a little bit about Deadpool and Hawkeye hooking up and what is going to change in the DCU come December.
In Game Industry News, we jump right into the big discussion of what Microsoft acquisition of Minecraft means to the average joe and if it was a good move to make. We chat it up for a bit over Gamestop pulling its stores out of Spain and what that means in terms of the company as a whole and wrap up level 2 with talks about the new Resident Evil game and how episodic content might be the future of AAA titles. Over in Entertainment News we get into the abstract concepts behind production studios control over film, as well as some deeper talks about what’s in store for the Spider-man franchise. We close up shop this week with George Romero’s comments about the state of Horror as a whole and in the Epilogue we tackle the challenge of cross-media continuity.
Grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd!
Episode 106: Deadpool and Hawkeye and Hordor, OH MY!: Summary
In Comic Industry News – Marvel honesty, Hawkeye with Deadpool and Batmans changes
In Game Industry News – Microsoft buys Mojang, Gamestop leaves Spain and episodic Resident Evil
In Entertainment News – Venom spin-off, studio influence in movies, and George Romero
Epilogue – Cross media continuity
The movie would never be this cool, but we can dream
Read about the things we love to talk about!
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(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 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
This week in Comic Industry News: One of the greats, Nick Cardy has passed away, Marvel tells us all about the new X-Force, a new Ms. Marvel comic is about to be launched, and Vertigo launches The Royals: Masters of War.
In Game Industry News: Nintendo tells us how well the are doing in Japan and how they see their future, Final Fantasy 14 makes Square a lot of money, Microsoft gives indy developers Unity, and Killer Instinct says no to Arcade mode for a while.
In Entertainment News: Blockbuster is ready to go under, Daredevil gets a new show on Netflix alongside Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist with a potential Defenders movie to follow, Fox wants more Wolverine, Nightwing and Wonder Woman decide to drop into the Batman vs Superman movie, the creator of Veronica Mars takes on iZombie and Guillermo Del Toro take on everything.
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In Comic Industry News: The Sixth Gun is nearing it’s end, Zod appearing in Adventures of Superman, Infinity #1 sells out and what is happening to the Marvel Ultimates universe
In Game Industry News: Viacom and Sony in talks about television on Playstation, Xbox One no longer requiring a connected Kinect, Capcoms plans for the future Resident Evil games, Capcom saying that Street Fighter will not be ported to the Wii U, Satoru Iwata admitting that lack of software sales will bring about the end of the Wii U, Arkane Studios making Prey 2, a writer from Bioware leaving the studio over death threats and the IGDA considering support groups for developers who are harassed
In Entertainment News: Bryan Cranston wants to be Lex Luthor in Batman vs Superman, World War Z makes Brad Pitt a lot of money, Joseph Kosinski signing on to the Twilight Zone movie, more Loki in the Thor movie, Mark Millar talks about a X-men Fantastic Four crossover, and Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan…again