As the term “Games as a Service” becomes more popular, it’s time to explore what it means and why so many people are talking about it
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, Saints Row is finally making it to the movies in a huge way. We have an update on what’s going on in the world of Anthem and Dragon Age 4 and Psyonix has been acquired by Epic Games…but that might not be such a good thing.
Also this week we have a fantastic update on the upcoming Hellraiser reboot. Ron Howard wants to get a Willow television series up on Disney+ and Ghost Rider is going to be making his way back on to Hulu. We close out the news this week with a discussion about Gearbox and all the problems that came out this week when they should have been talking about Borderlands 3.
This weeks BOSS ROOM is a discussion over Games as a Service: What it means, and the pros and cons of creating games using that model.
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Grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd!
(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 Industry News: A 33 inch Galactus toy, Ben Oliver defends the Lobo redesign, the “We Can Be Heroes” fundraiser kicks off to a solid start, night of the Living Deadpool and Joe Hill’s influences for Locke and Key
In Game Industry News: Hiroshi Yamauchi passes on, Retro comes back to Metroid, Sony confirms motion and voice control, Gaikai being launched in 2014, Monster Hunter comes to Sony (finally), Last Guardian Updates, what WON’T be on Xbox One come day one, a new indy studio forms from ex-Telltale and Klei employees and EA has a new CEO
In Entertainment News: Uwe Boll wants more funding, Ron Howard is ready to do the Dark Tower, Microsoft has tons of TV plans for the Xbox One, Jerry Bruckheimer might leave Disney, Joss Whedon works on Thor 2, Chris Hemsworth discusses the Marvel/DC Rivalry, A Troll Hunter Remake and AMC’s plans for Mad Men and The Walking Dead
This week on The Surly Nerd…
In Technology News: Anti facial-recognition glasses, Anonymous rallying for Aaron Swartz, Apples child labor, AMDs financial problems and Sony’s new ultra-thin tablet.
In Game Industry News: Where THQs properties are headed, Superbot being hit by layoffs, the Nintendo Direct conference and Ralph Nader’s opinion on video game developers.
In Entertainment News: When the new Batman movie will happen, Jimmy Olsen in the Man of Steel, who is going to be in the JLA movie, Christian Bale looking after sick children, what IS going on in Iron Man 3, who else has been added to the First Class roster, and what to expect from the Wolverine movie. We press forward talking about the Ant Man and Doctor Strange movies, J.J. Abrams working on Star Wars, the new Robotech film, Ron Howard directing the Graveyard Book, Cumberbatch working on a Wikileaks movie and Glee ripping off Jonathon Coulton.
We close out the show with Drinks at the Inn so won’t you join us here on…The Surly Nerd