Everyone’s got an opinion and we’ve got an opinion about that and more on this weeks…all new SURLY NERD!
Batman get weird in Morrison’s run
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After gaming and comic filled prelude we jump into comics, we mourn the passing of Alan Kupperberg the way only we can. Also in comic news we discuss upcoming titles Rowans Ruin, Batman: Black and White and Archangel by William Gibson. Our comic topic for the week is about Jesse Eisenberg’s comments about Comic-Con and a question about how we judge celebrities.
In game industry news, we talk a little about the EVO Fighting tournament from this last weekend and the closing of the Playstation Mobile Store. When one door closes in the video game world, another opens and EA and Comcast are doing just that by opening up their own video game streaming service which we might be a little skeptical of. We close out level two with Aliens: Colonial Marines and how we believe no one sets out to make a bad game.
Over in the world of entertainment, we hear from Grant Morrison again as he tells us what he thinks of the new film version of Wonder Woman. Sigourney Weaver tells the world what she thinks of Aliens Vs. Predator, Guillermo del Toro tells all about the Justice League Dark movie and what it would take to make Hellboy 3. James kicks on the anger machine as the main topic for entertainment this week is all about how we pre-judge movies based on early photos.
Our epilogue this week is all about free-to-play games and what we think makes a great one. 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 141: Everyone’s Got A F-ing Opinion
In Comic Industry News – Alan Kupperberg, Rowans Ruin, Batman: Black and White, Archangel, Jesse Eisenberg
In Game Industry News – EVO, Playstation Mobile, Xfinity, Aliens: Colonial Marines
In Entertainment News – Wonder Woman, AvP, Justice League Dark, Hellboy 3 and Pre-judging movies
Epilogue – Free-to-play games
Seems like Morrison isn’t too happy with this Wonder Woman
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All about Batman: Black and White: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_Black_and_White
Learn about Wonder Woman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Woman
Nintendo, Community, and the Arrow
Even Ollie is shocked at the DC Comics News
It’s time once again to traverse some dungeons, maybe slay some dragons and if nothing else we will spend an hour or so just talking about nerdy news. We jump into this week with Tony finally finishing the game he’s been working on for two years, we can’t get Firefly back yet but the Community community has helped get Community back to all of us. Nintendo comes back on the radar as well, while they try and figure out what the hell they are still doing with themselves and Arrow comes to the forefront of comics and television by melding both worlds. Come and geek out with us as we talk about all the nerdy news your nostrils (and ears) need and don’t forget to send us your summer fun time pictures with your #nerdventure hashtag! (Music selection this week, brought to you by James)
Episode 97: Summary and time stamps
(0:19:20) In Comic Industry News – The Arrow team takes over the Green Arrow comics and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund goes myth busting! (SUPPORT THEM!)
(0:37:20) In Game Industry News – Nintendo talks about being a genre, EA is in love with the console wars, and women are banned and then promptly un-banned from a Korean gaming tournament.
(1:04:30) In Entertainment News – Community is BACK!!! Starz gets Gaiman, Constantine gives up smoking and Predator will not be rebooted.
(1:38:20) Epilogue – It’s Summer, go do things!
Dark Souls II – Hard and beautiful
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More about Oliver Queen, the Green Arrow here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Arrow
Check out Dark Souls II here: http://www.darksoulsii.com/us/
Enchiladas are delicious, make one!: http://www.recipegirl.com/2011/05/02/easy-beef-enchiladas/
This week in Comic Industry News (16:30) – The future of Axe-cop, ALL the Spider-men and a Comic-con Harley Quinn one-shot.
In Game Industry News (33:00) – Everything about the world of VR you need to know, Amazon streaming games, Star Wars goes Arkham, and Igarashi wants to be in Samus.
In Entertainment News (1:07:00) – More animated LOTR, who is taking over Ghostbusters 3, POWERS comes to Playstation, Scarlett wants more Widow, Tiger Lily gets white-washed, Scarface gets made again, and Boondocks gets a final season.
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.
This week we pay tribute to a legend, and James gets super animated. Please to enjoy episode 83.
(0:17:00) In Comic Book Industry News: DC collectibles and NECA have announced their new toy lines, Archie gets their first gay superhero and Dark Horse gives us more Robocop vs. Terminator.
(0:31:00 ish) In Game Industry News: Bioshock sinks as Irrational Games closes, 2K talks the future of Bioshock from their end, production on the Oculus Rift is halted, Sony announces their VR headset, Fallout goes silent, Cliff Bleszinski is done with disks, Microsoft talks Gears and the director of Final Fantasy 7 talks about a remake.
(1:16:00 ish) In Entertainment News: Harold Ramis has left this world and we mourn, Sony and Seth Rogan are doing a movie about the console wars, how Veronica Mars is finding release, Edward Norton is getting his dream movie made, Gary Oldman and Benedict Cumberbatch join Star Wars, Karl Urban pushes for Judge Dredd 2 and HEROES gets revived.