Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark takes center stage on this weeks…The Surly Nerd!
One of the many reasons we loved the Scary Stories series
Greetings adventurers, it’s time for an all new episode of The Surly Nerd! This week we come at you with all the geeky news you need, kicking it off with a warm and fuzzy prologue about the comic books we have been reading. From there we move into comic book news where we talk about the new Mondo Batman the Animated Series vinyl, the Guardians of the Galaxy team up comic, and close up level one talking about the Masters of the Universe art book.
In Level 2, we talk about the new 3DS homebrew scene, what the Swedes are proposing to rate sexism in video games, and why Paranautical Activity picked up their main programmer after kicking him out for threatening to kill Valves’ Gabe Newell. In Entertainment News we chat it up about the new Playstation Vue, share some memories of the network once called Tech TV and wrap up level 3 with a big discussion on the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie and why we need this in our lives. Before we say our good-byes for the week we close out the show with a discussion about the Lego franchise and when too much Lego is too much.
So grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd!
Episode 115: Surly Stories To Tell In The Dark Summary:
In Comic Industry News – Mondo and Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy and Masters of the Universe
In Game Industry News – 3DS Homebrew, Swedish ratings, Paranautical Activity and Valve
In Entertainment News – Playstation Vue, G4, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Epilogue – LEGO!
Poor old Harold
Read about the things we love to talk about!
All about Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scary_Stories_to_Tell_in_the_Dark
Who is Stephen Gammell?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Gammell
Graveyard Taco Dip!: http://blog.chickabug.com/2013/09/graveyard-taco-dip.html
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.
A special thank you goes out to Good Co. for being our musical interludes for this week. You can find them over at – http://goodcomusic.com/ or on their Facebook page at – https://www.facebook.com/goodcomusic . In case you missed it, our review of their newest album “The Kicker” can be found here
This week in Comic Industry News (17:00) – Star Trek gets a new miniseries, Heavy Metal becomes more than a magazine and one of the artists behind Masters of the Universe loses his lawsuit.
In Game Industry News (37:00) – A Kingdom Hearts survey rolls out to fans, Nintendo turns down mobile AGAIN but keeps with consoles, The Room sells gangbusters and has things to say to the games industry about it, Microsoft wants Xbox Live on ALL THE THINGS, Rockstar gets honored by BAFTA, Broderbund donates to the museum to play and the PS3 gets HBO.
In Entertainment News (1:13:00) – The Harlem Hellfighters comes to the big screen, Michael B. Jordan talks about becoming the Human Torch, we get the cast for Constantine, Sam Rami takes on The Last of Us, Texas Chainsaw goes 4k, A Monster Calls moves from book to film, we might get more of The Matrix and Josh Boone gets ready to tackle The Stand.
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.
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The Surly Nerd Crew