How important is nostalgia to pop culture? Does anyone actually care about the movie “The Blob”? All that and more on this weeks…The Surly Nerd!
Do we NEED a Blob remake?
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After a short prelude we kick it off in the world of comics where DC’s Injustice series is ready to go into year four with a god-like bang. From there, it’s over to IDW where we learn about the newest Miracleman book to spring up and we close out level 1 with new Punisher news and a lengthy discussion about the relevance of The Punisher to modern audiences.
In video game industry news, Nintendo has won the console wars (for the month of February) and we tell you why no one cares. VR has taken center stage once again with tons of news from Sony and Oculus which means we get to jump into theoretical talk about what it will take VR to truly succeed in the marketplace. Over in level 3, the BBC is working on a Grand Theft Auto project of their very own, The Blob is getting a remake and we finally talk about the hot mess that is the Ghostbusters franchise.
Our Epilogue this week is about nostalgia’s place in pop culture and we get way too philosophical about it. As always, we appreciate all our adventurers who listen to our show every week and we look forward to your feedback on what we discuss! (firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd
Episode 130: Pop Culture, Nostalgia, and You
In Comic Industry News – Injustice, Miracleman, The Punisher
In Game Industry News – Nintendo, Virtual Reality
In Entertainment News – Grand Theft Auto, The Blob, Ghostbusters
Epilogue – How important is nostalgia to pop culture and should it be?
We’re ready for another Garth Ennis Punisher title
Read about the things we love to talk about!
All about The Blob here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blob
Learn about The Punisher: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punisher
Punisher Cakes!: http://justjennrecipes.com/punisher-pie-cakes/
Time to get all up in Germany with Gamescom news!
Kojima comes to Silent Hill
Greetings adventurers, it’s an all new episode of The Surly Nerd! This week we roll into Germany and talk all about what’s going on there with Gamescom! We give you guys a nice cozy prelude before we head into level one this week which is Video Game news. Yep, that’s right, no comics this week because there’s too much happening over in Germany. For those of you not in the know, Gamescom is the yearly video game trade show that is almost as big as E3.
In video game news, we have tons to talk about – kicking it off with Silent Hill getting James all excited the way only Silent Hill can. We hear all about how Destiny is Bungie’s next big hit and how Pathfinder could be coming to video games. We also talk about how Steam is expanding more as well as Nintendo’s ex-indy lead weighs in on the consoles name. Over in entertainment news we talk about the passing of the late, great, Robin Williams and wrap up talking about Marvel working on the Inhumans movie and what Michael Bay might NOT do next. The Epilogue is filled with information about the Unity Engine and why it’s important for the next wave of game developers.
Episode 103: Germany Wins At Games: Summary and Time Stamps
In Game Industry News – Silent Hills, Destiny, Pathfinder, Steam and Nintendo
In Entertainment News – Robin Williams, Inhumans and Michael Bay!
Epilogue – The Importance of UNITY.
The Legend, Robin Williams
Read about the things we love to talk about!
More about Robin Williams here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Williams
What is The Unity Engine ?: http://unity3d.com/
Get down on Carnitas Tacos!: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Slow-Cooked-Carnitas-Tacos-241855
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 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
This week in Comic Industry News: The future of the new 52, X-men deals with “No More Humans”, The Infinity Gauntlet is back and Archie Comics keeps being amazing
In Game Industry News: A new wave of layoffs at CCP, Fez hits 1 million, the PS4 becomes the largest console launch…EVER, Wasteland 2 hits STEAM and Fallout 4 becomes a thing
In Entertainment News: The Terminator reboot gets a title and we find out who is playing Sarah Connor, Simon Pegg joins the Monty Python cast and talks about why he’s not in in Ant-Man and finally – Iceland tries to cut funding for movies and why that matters to you