(23:00-ish) In Level 1 Comic Industry News: Apple bans Al-Qaeda’s gay weapon, Magneto becomes a detective, Comixology gives away some Christmas treats and Stan Lee Media rears its ugly head again.
(52:00-ish) In Level 2 Game Industry News: Telltale announces Borderlands and Thrones, Yoshida leaves Square, Fallout 4 hoaxer wants to watch the world burn, and Nintendo gives us their predictions for the years end.
(1:28:00-ish) In Level 3 Entertainment News: Bruckheimer and Paramount get in bed with Cruise, the Terminator is back, Jesus takes on exorcism and Fox wants a more cinematic experience for the X-men universe.
Greetings adventurers and welcome to the first episode of the year for…The Surly Nerd!
We start off this week in technology news with Windows 8’s sales issues, Sony’s plan for their own HBO Go and we explain to you what a Gamestick is (spoiler: it’s not what you think). Closing out level one we talk about the future of Sony’s DRM with the PS4. We bounce over to level two, game industry news from there where we cover what’s new with THQ, new ways to transfer your xbox account internationally, what’s new with the original Bioshock and finally we chat about what one father would do to keep his kid from gaming.
In level three, entertainment news we delve into EPIX and if it’s going to be good to have on the market, what’s going on with Community and the new Bates Motel TV show and finally we talk about how great J.J. Abrams is to his fans. Drinks at the Inn closes us out this week with a long talk about what we look forward to in 2013.
Pop open a beverage and kick back with us as we plunge headfirst into the new year, here, on…The Surly Nerd.