Should a games sequel be more of the same, or try and innovate?
What do we want out of sequels?
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After our prelude, we head right into the weekly raid (our news roundup).
New this week, Marvel gives us all the warm fuzzies as they celebrate Detective Comics #1000. Nostalgia kicks into high gear with the Genesis Mini and Warcraft announcements. Gearbox has finally given the fans what they want with ALL the Borderlands news and EA decides it’s time to clear house.
This weeks BOSS ROOM is all about video game sequels and what fans really want out of them.
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! (email@example.com!)
Grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd!
Greetings adventurers and welcome to an all new, all exciting episode of The Surly Nerd!
Typically this is where James would tell you all the cool things we have going on in this weeks show like:
DC Comic’s reboot
The future of modern gaming
Who won awards at DICE
and what Hollywood thinks they can do to improve video game movies
…as it turns out, James is swamped with work this week and didn’t have time to list ALL of the amazing things talked about on this weeks episode. So you will just have to take it from us that every minute of this weeks show is super awesome!
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Comic-con has landed and you know what that means…an all new SURLY NERD!
We’re ready for Miles on film
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After our Secret Wars filled prelude we jump into comics, where comic-con has taken over. Vertigo has announced 12 new titles for this fall, Marvel is getting naked for ESPN, Barnes and Nobel has begun expanding their comic selection and Back to the Future comes to IDW Our main topic for comics this week is about the Uncanny Inhumans panel at SDCC.
In game industry news, X-com is coming to Vita, Sony opens up about Playstation NOW, we talk a lot about the remake of Gears of War at length and close out level two with a big talk about Halo 5 and the future of digital distribution.
Over in the world of entertainment, we jump into Warcraft news, get balls deep in talks over the new Batman and Star Wars announcements with our main discussion being movies and the future of film and the way it is distributed.
Our epilogue this week is a rough once as we cover race as it pertains to the Spider-Man films. 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 140: Return of the Nerds
In Comic Industry News – SDCC, Uncanny Inhumans, Vertigo, Barnes and Nobel, ESPN
In Game Industry News – HALO 5, Gears of War, Playstation NOW, X-com
In Entertainment News – Star Wars, Warcraft, AMC, Batman
Epilogue – Spider-man
It’s time for more Lucifer
Read about the things we love to talk about!
All about Halo 5: https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/games/halo-5-guardians/xbox-one
Learn about Ultimate Spider-man: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_Spider-Man
Secret War is in full force on this weeks…The Surly Nerd!
Cool things always happen during Secret Wars
Greetings adventurers, it’s time for an all new episode of The Surly Nerd! This week we come at you with all the geeky news you need, starting with an explanation as to what the heck is going on with Marvel’s new Secret War series. We compare that event to the DC Convergence event earlier in the year and go into the best month in comic book sales in 10 years.
In Level 2, Blizz-con takes center stage and we talk about the canceled project Titan, their new project Overwatch, Starcraft 2’s new expansion and what is in store for the Witcher 3’s 16 planned DLC packages. In Entertainment News we debate Tarantio’s decision to step down as a director, Marvel’s plans for Guardians of the Galaxy, talk about the casting choices for the Warcraft movie and if we really need an Evil Dead series in our lives. Our epilogue this week is about spoilers and how far out we really want to know the plot of upcoming movies.
So grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd!
Episode 114: Secret War In My Pants Summary:
In Comic Industry News – Secret War, DC’s Convergence, Comic Sales Numbers
In Game Industry News – Blizzcon, Project Titan, Overwatch, Starcraft 2, Witcher 3
In Entertainment News – Evil Dead, Warcraft, Tarantino, Guardians of the Galaxy
Epilogue – Spoilers
Blizzard’s new project: Overwatch
Read about the things we love to talk about!
All about Secret War here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_War_(comics)
What is Project Titan?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titan_(Blizzard_Entertainment_project)
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.