C2E2 and GDC have come and gone, but what does that mean for you?! We answer these burning questions and more on an all new episode of…The Surly Nerd!
We’re kinda excited about Civil War II
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After our prelude, we head into comics where we kick things off about Poison Ivy and how great DC’s villains are. From there we talk about the announcement of a Bebop and Rocksteady comic before heading into a TON of Marvel news – including Jessica Jones, Kate Bishop, and Poe Dameron. We close out level one with more intel about Civil War II and how we might be hyped for what Marvel is presenting us with.
Level 2 this week is ENTERTAINMENT focused, kicking it off with a remake of Jacob’s Ladder which has James very cross. We also get into the movie for Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, the death of the 2nd Ghostbusters film, Zach Snyder’s opinions on Marvel v DC and put a nice bow on level 2 with a discussion over video on demand and if it can truly exist “day of” blockbuster releases.
We get into level 3 with a big ‘ol discussion about GDC (the Games Developers Conference) and how important emulation is to the future of past games. Also, we get into Sony news in terms of their VR plans as well as what the current future of VR should be. The show comes to a close this week with a talk on the console wars and the viability of them in a modern generation.
Due to all the news this week, we have cancelled our epilogue, but it will be back next week! 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 156: C2E2 vs. GDC: Dawn of Conventions
In Comic Industry News – Civil War II, Bebop and Rocksteady, Poison Ivy, Jessica Jones
In Entertainment News – Jacob’s Ladder, Todd and the book of Pure Evil, Ghostbusters, VOD
In Game Industry News – GDC, VR, Console Wars
Epilogue – Missing!
Todd is almost back, shitroosters!
Read about the things we love to talk about!
All about GDC!: http://www.gdconf.com/
Learn about Sandman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandman_%28Vertigo%29
Catwoman, Disney and, Fucking Michael Bay
The new amazing look of Selina Kyle – Catwoman
It’s an all new episode of The Surly Nerd, ready to get all geeky up in your ear holes. We jump into this week with the prelude (as always). Inside the prelude we talk about what you missed at RTX and wonder why everyone has (finally) joined us on the hating Michael Bay bad-wagon. Witness Tony have a Michael Bay crisis of faith. Things get even crazier as we discuss the possibility of an African-American Captain America. Catwoman finally gets a good female writer taking control of her comics which makes us happy. We are finally happy seeing DC moving in the right direction for many of their non-movie projects! (Now if only Disney could make some intelligent decisions with their IPs)
Eventually our multitude of rants take us to the end where we spend a long time talking about the state of the movie industry any why butts are not firmly planted in theater seats. Is Michael Bay is the only thing driving people to the movies these days? Are we resigning ourselves to a million more shitty Transformer movies? All that, with Nintendo, Final Fantasy, Disney and MORE to come! Get ready to strap yourself in for the week-in-review madness that is our show and don’t forget to send us your summer fun time pictures with your #nerdventure hashtag!
Episode 98: Summary and Time Stamps
(0:12:30) In Comic Industry News – Barnes and Noble has a celebration of pop culture, Catwoman gets a new (female) writer and Harley Quinn goes to Comic-Con.
(0:23:00) In Game Industry News – Gamestop wants to touch game developers, Miyamoto is worried that mobile games will take over Nintendo and the creator of Final Fantasy goes mobile with his newest game.
(0:41:15) In Entertainment News – Disney wants a live-action Dumbo movie because everyone wants what Disney wants apparently, rumors abound that Falcon will don the mantle of Captain America and AMC theaters are trying to come up with a way to get more people to come to their locations in the midst of another year of domestic box office drops and Michael Bay explosions. And Michael Bay being as shitty as only Michael Bay can.
(1:11:25) Epilogue – Listen to James’ heart break on-air.
Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of all your Nintendo-filled dreams
Read about the things we love to talk about!
More about HALO at RTX here: https://blogs.halowaypoint.com/en-us/blogs/headlines/posts/halo-at-rtx-2014
Who IS Shigeru Miyamoto ?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigeru_Miyamoto
Taco pie is way too delicious!: http://mexican.food.com/recipe/impossible-taco-pie-3357
This week in Comic Industry News
(0:13:35) Usagi Yojimbo gets an omnibus, Miss Marvel and Harley get into fourth printings and we talk Spider-man’s evolution.
In Game Industry News
(0:46:25) Nintendo talks new hardware and losses, Wolfenstein wants you to play with yourself, Capcom and Square are coming out on top and Marvel talks their approach to gaming.
We Talk Evolution
(1:16:00) Community’s community, James Franco takes on Wiseau, Guardians of the Galaxy goes franchise alongside Star Wars, Lou Ferringo leaks Hulk and Matt Smith breaks into the Terminator business.
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.
(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.