What is it about villains that makes us love them so much? Get into being bad with us, and the week in geek news, on an all new episode of…The Surly Nerd!
admit it, villains are the best
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After our prelude, we kick things off in comics with all the improvements that are coming to NYCC. We also have an update on the newest THOR movie as well as a breakdown of the biggest selling comics in September.
In games, the great VR debate has finally launched, and we get super rant-y about the nature of DLC and microtransactions. Level two comes to a close with some idle chatter about the Final Fantasy fan festival and all the news that came out from it.
Over in the world of entertainment, Tony gets upset over the newest Harry Potter news and we scratch our heads over the announcement of a War of the Worlds television show. We also re-visit the re-make of Nightmare on Elm street to discuss why it deserved so much better than it got.
Our epilogue this week is Villains, why we love them and why they are so important! As always, we appreciate all our adventurers who listen to the 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
FFXIV is killing it
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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 on…The Surly Nerd
An experimental show format begins and in Technology News: Google glass at SXSW, Googles apps at SXSW, the SideCar project coming to Austin, 3D printing and a father re-writing Donkey Kong for his daughter.
In Entertainment News: Who is back and who is not for Days of Future Past, and how important SXSW is for up and coming filmmakers.
In Gaming News: We discuss the Deadpool trailer and gamings dark past with Superhero games and what they can do to improve them in the future.