Welcome to The Surly Nerd’s year in review. In this weeks episode we bid farewell to 2013 by going over what all came out this year and telling you what we loved and hated.
Come with us as we bid farewell to 2013 and welcome 2014 in with drunken arms.
This week the inmates have taken over the asylum and the results are quite alarming. J has been released from his time in the Phantom Zone, but now he must be subjected to Tony’s inane ramblings. The guys try to keep with the normal levels, Comics, Video Games, and Entertainment, but that quickly gets tossed aside. We hope you enjoy this break from the normal Surly Nerd episodes. We had a blast making this one for you.
This week in Comic Industry News: Clark comes out to the world, Sandman gets delayed, we finally have a black Robin and James’ waxes philosophical about EC Comics.
In Game Industry News: Mega Man X comes back…in a way, Blizzard talks Warcraft remakes, Eidos makes more changes to Thief, Sony talks MP3 playback for the PS4 and the Humble Bundle gets a store.
In Entertainment News: Blockbuster has its final rental, CBS green lights a HIMYM spin-off, Walking Dead gets a prequel, Hugh Jackman talks about being Wolverine, Twilight comes to Jessica Jones, Drew Goddard comes to Daredevil and Seth Rogan gets his hands on a Preacher.
A very special thank you to our guest, Dan Price, for coming out to Rapture again and talking shop with us. You can find his work over at http://houndcomics.com/webcomic_masters_of_the_obvious.php and https://www.facebook.com/latexavenger
This week in Comic Industry News: We talk about Marvel Knights, Charlaine Harris’ new graphic novel, X-files crossing over with everything, Superboy dying, and Robotech meets Voltron.
In Game Industry News: Square Enix starts a Final Fantasy Committee, John Riccitello disses Angry Birds, Thief removes their XP system from their game, the creator of Thomas Was Alone talks about what it’s like to be an indy developer and Microsoft talks cross-platform play.
In Entertainment News: Lou Scheimer passes away, Marvel talks plans for more TV shows, Disney wants a Darth Vader television show, Bruce Campbell confirms Army of Darkness 2, Tim Burton gets ready for Beetlejuice 2, Universal wants to make a universe for their horror monsters, Guillermo Del Toro’s new cartoon gets a ton of stars and Michael Bay was attacked with an AC unit.
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