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
This week in Comic Industry News
(0:13:35) Usagi Yojimbo gets an omnibus, Miss Marvel and Harley get into fourth printings and we talk Spider-man’s evolution.
In Game Industry News
(0:46:25) Nintendo talks new hardware and losses, Wolfenstein wants you to play with yourself, Capcom and Square are coming out on top and Marvel talks their approach to gaming.
We Talk Evolution
(1:16:00) Community’s community, James Franco takes on Wiseau, Guardians of the Galaxy goes franchise alongside Star Wars, Lou Ferringo leaks Hulk and Matt Smith breaks into the Terminator business.
This week marks the beginning of James celebrating his birthday for a month by taking over the music selections from Tony. (He is so not sorry for this)
(0:14:00) This week in Comic Industry News – The Humble Bundle goes Image, She-Ra grows up and we want Nailbiter!
(0:27:50) In Game Industry News – Eve moves to Unreal, UNREAL TOURNAMENT IS BACK, Activision put a boatload of cash behind Destiny, Kickstarter lawsuits happen and MK says the hell with Wii U.
(1:01:00) In Entertainment News – Bob Hoskins has moved on to that Toontown in the sky, CW gives us more Veronica online, Showtime wants HALO, we get more news on Dredd 2, Baz Luhrmann wants Elvis and Peter Parker will always be under the movie mask.
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.