Adventurers…come out and plaaaaaaaaay! It’s time for Season 3 of The Surly Nerd!!!
After a little time away we’ve come back and in full frakking force. As we work to redesign the show top to bottom we invite you to come along with us as we pick up right where we left off last season, excited and angry at all the latest nerd news that has been announced, beamed into our brains directly from Cybertron.
The Surly Nerd Season 3:
It’s about to get obscene
Join us as we journey across the latest comic headlines, getting into the gritty details of the latest changes made in the Marvel and DC universes both in the world of comics and outside of it. Be wowed and amazed as we become an explosion of information about the world of game development from Riot Games to why the Oculus Rift is poised to take over the world…and how we are powerless to stop it. Quake in fear as we go balls deep into entertainment news, from Predator reboots to dystopian worlds we are ready to see on the big screen. After all that hot mess is done we wrap up the first episode of season 3 with a discussion as to why women are so damn important to the creative side of nerd entertainment.
Episode 96: Summary and time stamps
(0:13:22) In Comic Industry News – DC Comics changes the way they pay their employees, Ultimate FF says goodbye and Hollywood helps the family of Jack Kirby go to the Supreme Court.
(0:30:00) In Game Industry News – Riot offers “cash to quit”, Crytek is poised to go under, Carbon Designs joins Oculus and why it matters to you and how EA Origin is offering their new titles to players.
(0:56:40) In Entertainment News – Predator gets a reboot, Ready Player One is getting redrafted and Kevin Feige has tons to say about the Marvel Movie Universe.
(1:13:00) Epilogue – The importance of the female presence in nerd entertainment.
The man, the legend – Ernest Cline, Author of Ready Player One
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Educate yourself on the greatest food in the world, the Taco: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taco
I think the title speaks for itself, but this week J comes back and like Godzilla of yore – wrecks shop in all the best ways, all over our show.
In Comic Industry news (22:00) – Sandman gets delayed, Tank Girl comes back and Batman turns 75.
In Game Industry News (56:00)- Square Enix goes back to basics, Ubisoft wants your money yearly, more Valve goes to Oculus, Nintendo wants Unity on 3DS, and the Ouya gets rid of free to play.
In Entertainment News (1:50:00)- Old man Avengers, Chris Evans ready to quit, free movie tickets for all, 4DX, more Harry Potter films, and Prometheus 2 moves forward.
This week in Comic Industry News (16:30) – The future of Axe-cop, ALL the Spider-men and a Comic-con Harley Quinn one-shot.
In Game Industry News (33:00) – Everything about the world of VR you need to know, Amazon streaming games, Star Wars goes Arkham, and Igarashi wants to be in Samus.
In Entertainment News (1:07:00) – More animated LOTR, who is taking over Ghostbusters 3, POWERS comes to Playstation, Scarlett wants more Widow, Tiger Lily gets white-washed, Scarface gets made again, and Boondocks gets a final season.
(15:00 in) This week in Comic Industry News – Kidrobot opens their TMNT line, Mayor Rob Ford gets his own figure, Spider-man gets a year one, and Cyclops gets his own mini-series.
(31:00 in) In Game Industry News – David Cage is awarded for his greatness, Halo 2 anniversary gets a small controversy , Sons of Anarchy will become a game, L4D talks Valve, and we see what the Vita to PS4 stats are.
(1:00:00 in) In Entertainment News – Back to the Future SHOES!, Joel Silver talks escape from NY, Tim Burton gets on board for Beetlejuice 2, The Simpsons goes LEGO, ILM expands to England, Ron Howard jumps on the Jungle Book and we wrap it up talking about Marvel phase three.
This week in Comic News (20:00) – GHOSTBUSTERS LEGOS!, also TMNT Legos, Tomb Raider gets a #1, Bill Watterson gets a lifetime achievement award, 30 years of Usagi Yojimbo, and Chuck Jones gets honored
In Game Industry News (40:00 ish) – Nintendo restructures, Gears moves to Microsoft, Steam lets you cancel pre-orders, ReRoll puts reality into gaming and the Room 2 will be out soon!
In Entertainment News (1:04:00) – Philip Seymour Hoffman passes, Eisenberg becomes Luthor, DC animated films get a continuity, Zachary Quinto joins Agent 47, Neill Blomkamp comes back to HALO, and J.J Abrams talks Star Wars