Is SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) worth it anymore? We tackle this and more on this weeks…The Surly Nerd!
Scary Stories get a documentary and we want it NOW!
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After the prelude where James gushes about Bloodborne, we jump into comics where Tony gets his chance to fanboy over Pacific Rim more and we close down level 1 talking about digital comics and what’s new on the horizon with Black Mask Studios.
In video game industry news, Konami kicks up even more controversy surrounding Kojima leaving and what that means for Silent Hills. Gamestop is knocking it out of the park with its digital sales while the creator of Oddworld tell us why he thinks capitalism is killing video games and we give you our reasons why we both agree and disagree with him. Over in Entertainment news, Ready Player One is ready for prime time, we’re getting both a Spock and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark documentary which sends our inner nerds screaming. We close out level 3 with Jason Segel taking over some LEGO projects and why your inner child should be excited about it.
Our Epilogue this week is about San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and if it’s still relevant to the comics industry at large. 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! (firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd
Episode 132: Escape From SDCC
In Comic Industry News – Pacific Rim, Black Mask Studios
In Game Industry News – Gamestop, Silent Hills, Oddworld
In Entertainment News – Spock Documentary, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Documentary, Lego Movies
Epilogue – SDCC Relevance
Is SDCC still relevant?
Read about the things we love to talk about!
What is SDCC?: http://www.comic-con.org/
Learn about the Scary Stories Documentary: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/scary-stories-a-documentary
Catwoman, Disney and, Fucking Michael Bay
The new amazing look of Selina Kyle – Catwoman
It’s an all new episode of The Surly Nerd, ready to get all geeky up in your ear holes. We jump into this week with the prelude (as always). Inside the prelude we talk about what you missed at RTX and wonder why everyone has (finally) joined us on the hating Michael Bay bad-wagon. Witness Tony have a Michael Bay crisis of faith. Things get even crazier as we discuss the possibility of an African-American Captain America. Catwoman finally gets a good female writer taking control of her comics which makes us happy. We are finally happy seeing DC moving in the right direction for many of their non-movie projects! (Now if only Disney could make some intelligent decisions with their IPs)
Eventually our multitude of rants take us to the end where we spend a long time talking about the state of the movie industry any why butts are not firmly planted in theater seats. Is Michael Bay is the only thing driving people to the movies these days? Are we resigning ourselves to a million more shitty Transformer movies? All that, with Nintendo, Final Fantasy, Disney and MORE to come! Get ready to strap yourself in for the week-in-review madness that is our show and don’t forget to send us your summer fun time pictures with your #nerdventure hashtag!
Episode 98: Summary and Time Stamps
(0:12:30) In Comic Industry News – Barnes and Noble has a celebration of pop culture, Catwoman gets a new (female) writer and Harley Quinn goes to Comic-Con.
(0:23:00) In Game Industry News – Gamestop wants to touch game developers, Miyamoto is worried that mobile games will take over Nintendo and the creator of Final Fantasy goes mobile with his newest game.
(0:41:15) In Entertainment News – Disney wants a live-action Dumbo movie because everyone wants what Disney wants apparently, rumors abound that Falcon will don the mantle of Captain America and AMC theaters are trying to come up with a way to get more people to come to their locations in the midst of another year of domestic box office drops and Michael Bay explosions. And Michael Bay being as shitty as only Michael Bay can.
(1:11:25) Epilogue – Listen to James’ heart break on-air.
Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of all your Nintendo-filled dreams
Read about the things we love to talk about!
More about HALO at RTX here: https://blogs.halowaypoint.com/en-us/blogs/headlines/posts/halo-at-rtx-2014
Who IS Shigeru Miyamoto ?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigeru_Miyamoto
Taco pie is way too delicious!: http://mexican.food.com/recipe/impossible-taco-pie-3357
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 (15:30) – We get a new Hulk comic, Marvel changes how they handle their digital comics service and Kevin Smith takes ahold of Batman ’66 and the Green Hornet.
In Game Industry News (27:30) – Koji Igarashi leaves Konami, GOG talks pricing, Google acquires Green Throttle Games and we wonder what that means, someone from Valve moves to Oculus and other companies get together to form an alliance against the Oculus.
In Entertainment News (55:30) – The voice of the movies Hal Douglas has passed, Evan Goldberg talks about staying true to the Preacher source material, Marc Webb says he is ready to step down after Spidey 3, the Winter Soldier is in EVERYTHING, Bryan Singer wants to Michael Bay the X-men and we hear who will be working on the next LEGO movie.
This week we pay tribute to a legend, and James gets super animated. Please to enjoy episode 83.
(0:17:00) In Comic Book Industry News: DC collectibles and NECA have announced their new toy lines, Archie gets their first gay superhero and Dark Horse gives us more Robocop vs. Terminator.
(0:31:00 ish) In Game Industry News: Bioshock sinks as Irrational Games closes, 2K talks the future of Bioshock from their end, production on the Oculus Rift is halted, Sony announces their VR headset, Fallout goes silent, Cliff Bleszinski is done with disks, Microsoft talks Gears and the director of Final Fantasy 7 talks about a remake.
(1:16:00 ish) In Entertainment News: Harold Ramis has left this world and we mourn, Sony and Seth Rogan are doing a movie about the console wars, how Veronica Mars is finding release, Edward Norton is getting his dream movie made, Gary Oldman and Benedict Cumberbatch join Star Wars, Karl Urban pushes for Judge Dredd 2 and HEROES gets revived.