GDC, PAX and NIMH take center stage on this weeks…The Surly Nerd!
Maybe it’s time to rework Lovecraft’s world
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! We have a heck of a show for you this week, starting off over in the world of comics where we talk about Groot getting his own series and the challenges that brings to the writers of said book, as well as a lengthy discussion about Alan Moore’s new project called Providence. Published by Avatar Press, Providence is a new take on the Lovecraft Mythos which spurs us down the rabbit hole of debate as to how relevant H.P Lovecraft is to a modern audience.
In video game news, GDC and PAX have ended and we have all the news that’s fit to rant about in there. Valve has gone into more detail about their new Steam machines, controllers and VR but is it too little to late with the NVIDIA shield and their GRID system on the horizon and we close out level 2 with a state of the union address from game developers on where they see the industry heading. Over in level 3 we cover the NIMH remake, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress adaptation by Bryan Singer and what the Captain America: Winter Soldier writers are doing over at Sony Pictures.
Our Epilogue this week is heated debate as to how DC should be handling their TV and movie properties in terms of creating crossovers. 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! (email@example.com!)
Grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd
Episode 129: GDC, PAX and Other Acronyms
In Comic Industry News – Groot, Providence
In Game Industry News – Valve Projects, NVIDIA, Game Development
In Entertainment News – Secret of Nimh, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Spider-man
Epilogue – DC non-comic products
Will the Nimh remake have the darkness of the source materal?
Read about the things we love to talk about!
All about The Secret of Nimh here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_NIMH
Learn about GDC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Developers_Conference
This week in Game Industry News: (16:00ish) A biofeedback horror game called Nevermind, Flappy Bird goes down, Amazon buys Double Helix, Activision changes up Call of Duty and Microsoft teases more HALO.
In Comic Industry News: (1:02:00 ish) Ghostbusters go vinyl, Vincent Price gets his own action figure, Geoff John goes back to Superman with John Romita Jr. and Ellis talks Moon Knight.
In Entertainment News: (1:25:00 ish) Breaking Bad’s Sam Catlin joins Preacher, Chris Evans has some ideas for Captain America, The Winter Soldier goes into Ultron AND SHIELD, Clark Gregg is frustrated by SHIELD viewership, Arkham Asylum gets announced as a film, Lex Luthor becomes a skinhead punk and DMZ comes to SyFy
This week on The Surly Nerd…
In level 1, Comic Industry News: Mark Miller and the end of Kick-Ass, James Robinson leaving not only Earth 2 but also DC Comics, we discuss Merida becoming a Disney princess, Rob Liefeild’s new Kickstarter, and a Nebraska library being asked to pull “The Killing Joke” from their shelves.
In level 2, Entertainment News: The Gremlins remake, who is joining the set of Star Wars now, Syfy calling it quits on Warehouse 13, the end of Zombieland, the Wonder Woman series, Assassin’s Creed the movie, Red 3 and the end of How I Met Your Mother
In level 3, Game Industry News: The price of Nvidias new handheld, layoffs at Trion studios, new Xbox controller rumors, speech recognition in the PS4, the Ouya at E3, Nintendo cracking down on youtube posters as well as their E3 strategy, EA’s new studio for Star Wars and their desire to get rid of online passes as well as what they think about the Wii U
We close out this week as always with our Drinks at the Inn segment where we talk about EA pulling away from Nintendo and what that means to the future of the Wii U. Sit back and grab a drink as we get a bit rant-y on this week’s episode of…The Surly Nerd