In Comic Industry News: Saga wins a Hugo award, Stan Lee loses character rights to Disney, writers quit DC over last minute edits, and DC asks their fans to draw Harley Quinn killing herself.
In Game Industry News: Microsoft disputes the power of the PS4, EA is working on new franchises, Irrational Games loses staff, Xbox One gets a release date, Microsoft cancels the Illumiroom, Microsoft wants to bring digital sharing back, and we look at how the Laika Believes and Warmachine kickstarters did and discuss why they succeeded or failed.
In Entertainment News: The Dinobots are coming to Transformers 4, Stargate is looking to get rebooted, Will Smith might be coming back to ID4, The Game of Thrones director is looking at Terminator, Tom Hiddleson signs on with Del Toro, and True Blood comes to an end.
In Comic Industry News: The Sixth Gun is nearing it’s end, Zod appearing in Adventures of Superman, Infinity #1 sells out and what is happening to the Marvel Ultimates universe
In Game Industry News: Viacom and Sony in talks about television on Playstation, Xbox One no longer requiring a connected Kinect, Capcoms plans for the future Resident Evil games, Capcom saying that Street Fighter will not be ported to the Wii U, Satoru Iwata admitting that lack of software sales will bring about the end of the Wii U, Arkane Studios making Prey 2, a writer from Bioware leaving the studio over death threats and the IGDA considering support groups for developers who are harassed
In Entertainment News: Bryan Cranston wants to be Lex Luthor in Batman vs Superman, World War Z makes Brad Pitt a lot of money, Joseph Kosinski signing on to the Twilight Zone movie, more Loki in the Thor movie, Mark Millar talks about a X-men Fantastic Four crossover, and Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan…again
This week in Comic Industry News: Jason Todd in Year Zero, DC’s Plans for Forever Evil, Spider-man 2099 back on the streets and Jack Kirby’s family losing the rights to his creations.
In Game Industry News: Amazon’s new console, Ouya backers receiving store credit, Ouya backing independent game developers, Bethesda’s thoughts on the WiiU, Sega bidding on Atlas, John Carmack signing on with Oculus Rift, new virtual console titles announced at Nintendo Direct and pictures leaked of Valve’s new projects.
In Entertainment News: Tom Hiddleston and Christina Hendricks in Disney’s new CGI film, Disney’s new Big Hero 6 series, the progress of the Bill & Ted 3 script, a Metroid fan-film on Kickstarter, rumors about who will be playing Lex Luthor in Batman vs Superman, Jeff Wadlow talks about X-Force the movie, Joss Whedon talks about Thanos in Avengers 2 and the Exorcist television series.
The definitive season 2 episode you’ve been waiting for! In Comic Industry News: Itty bitty Hellboy, Dark Horse taking over publication of EC comics, Longshot saving the Marvel universe, Scooby-Doo meeting Batman and Robin and a new Little Nemo
In Game Industry News: How many Ouya users have purchased games, indy self publishing on the 360 and Xbox One, Nintendo working to draw more indy developers (in American and Europe), Sony’s plans to back indy studios, how much RAM the PS4’s OS uses and Neil Gaiman’s new game
In Entertainment News: The Amazing Spider-man spin-off, X-force the movie, the latest on Star Wars, DiCaprio in talks to work on Robotech, Batman vs Superman, a 12 Monkeys TV adaptation and the new Frankenstein movie
We wrap it all up with an awesome Drinks at the Inn segment, so grab a drink and settle in with all of us here on the show!
This week on…The Surly Nerd
In Gaming Industry News: LucasArts and SEGA studios closures, Deadpool layoffs pre-game release, EA voted worst company in America for the second year, Doom in development hell and new Xbox rumors.
In Entertainment News: Roger Ebert’s pasting, the expanding cast of Crimson Peak, Trainspotting 2, S.H.I.E.L.D and X-men news, who’s NOT onboard for JLA, a Black Hole remake and a new Star Wars animated series wrapping with information about the Once Upon a Time Spinoff and Vikings getting another season.
In Comic Industry News: Carmine Infantino’s passing, The “new” Robin, DCs We Can Be Heroes campaign, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund documentary as well as who the new members of their board are. Punk Rock Jesus’ trade book, a new Carnage series, and Dredd gets a Muslim judge.
We settle in for a discussion about Superman’s relevance in modern society and we close up this week episode of…The Surly Nerd