Will Nintendo rise to take over the world once again? We answer this question and more on an all new episode of…The Surly Nerd!
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Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After our prelude, we head into comics where Archie is going to meet the Ramones. We get old school with Plan 9 From Outer Space, The Lost Boys and then get into what’s new with the X-men TV franchise. We wrap up level one with a discussion on growth in the comic sector and how they can maintain their numbers.
In game industry news, the NES is making a return, ReCore is only $40 and Kojima talks about the importance of episodic gaming. Level 2 closes out with a huge discussion on the impact of Pokemon GO to Nintendo’s business and what it could mean for them in the world of consoles going forward.
Over in the world of entertainment, the Community movie might still be happening, Batman is going to terrorize the Suicide Squad, and we talk about an obscure video game that might be turned into a movie. The curtain falls on entertainment this week as we talk about Neill Blomkamp’s Alien’s film and why secrecy is so important to the making of the new Star Wars films.
Our epilogue this week is about weirdly specific sub-genres that we love in film. 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
Episode 167: What’s NX for Nintendo?
In Comic Industry News – Archie, Plan 9, Lost boys, X-men, Comic Sales
In Game Industry News – NES, ReCore, Kojima, Pokemon GO/Nintendo Stocks
In Entertainment News – Community, Batman, Aliens, Star Wars
Epilogue – Sub-genres!
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Archie Comics Continues to kill
(0:15:20) This week in Comic Industry News – Wondercon talks Batman, IDW keeps doing what they do and Mondo goes Marvel.
(0:26:00) In Game Industry News – Nintendo is under fire, Nuka Cola has been trademaked, Sony ditches Square, Game Spy closes and what that means to you and Fatal Frame gets a sequel.
(046:00ish) In Entertainment News – Oculus is ready to go to Hollywood, Sony registers Bioshock domains, Stephen Spielberg is on board for Goonies, we get the lowdown on the new Fantastic Four movie, Disney takes over the world even while movie ticket prices drop.
(15:00 in) This week in Comic Industry News – Kidrobot opens their TMNT line, Mayor Rob Ford gets his own figure, Spider-man gets a year one, and Cyclops gets his own mini-series.
(31:00 in) In Game Industry News – David Cage is awarded for his greatness, Halo 2 anniversary gets a small controversy , Sons of Anarchy will become a game, L4D talks Valve, and we see what the Vita to PS4 stats are.
(1:00:00 in) In Entertainment News – Back to the Future SHOES!, Joel Silver talks escape from NY, Tim Burton gets on board for Beetlejuice 2, The Simpsons goes LEGO, ILM expands to England, Ron Howard jumps on the Jungle Book and we wrap it up talking about Marvel phase three.
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.