Welcome to the new year Adventurers!
This week in Comic Industry News: Greg Martin has passed, Hulk is getting relaunched, Marvel is taking back Star Wars and Frank Miller does it bigger than ever.
In Game Industry News: Microsoft says nice job to Sony, Gabe Newell goes into what makes Valve awesome, Child’s Play makes that money, PAX separates from Penny Arcade, and Army of Two explains why they suck.
In Entertainment News: James Avery has passed away, Netflix gives us director commentary, Marvel gives us more TV announcements, The Rock may don a new green ring and Boba Fett is in line for a new movie.
This week in Comic Industry News: One of the greats, Nick Cardy has passed away, Marvel tells us all about the new X-Force, a new Ms. Marvel comic is about to be launched, and Vertigo launches The Royals: Masters of War.
In Game Industry News: Nintendo tells us how well the are doing in Japan and how they see their future, Final Fantasy 14 makes Square a lot of money, Microsoft gives indy developers Unity, and Killer Instinct says no to Arcade mode for a while.
In Entertainment News: Blockbuster is ready to go under, Daredevil gets a new show on Netflix alongside Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist with a potential Defenders movie to follow, Fox wants more Wolverine, Nightwing and Wonder Woman decide to drop into the Batman vs Superman movie, the creator of Veronica Mars takes on iZombie and Guillermo Del Toro take on everything.
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This week on The Surly Nerd…
In Game Industry News: Unreal Engine 4 NOT on WiiU, Gamestops opinion on the PS4, GDC talk about Diablo 3’s auction house, Cryteck bidding on Darksiders, Fables the video game, problems within Square Enix, and emulators on the Ouya.
In Entertainment News: Axe Cop the animated series, China’s version of the Iron Man movie, Stark Industries presentations at Disneyland, GSP in Captain America, Loki in the Muppets, the Tomb Raider movie reboot, sequels to ID4, Chevy Chase back as a Griswold, new Netflix sci-fi series and Zombieland’s pilot to air on Amazon Prime.
In Comic Industry News: New Walking Dead board games, Angela in Ultron, DC Comics villain documentary, new Bat-toys, the Green Lantern controversy, and the fan-rage from Havok’s speech in UA number 5.
Close it all up with an educational debate in our Drink at the Inn segment and you have one hell of an episode of…The Surly Nerd
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In Technology News: Sony’s restructuring to make a profit, Samsung’s new mini tablet, Windows 8 making a bad move and the TSA no longer wanting us to be naked for them.
In Game Industry News: The ARMA developers being released (finally!), Obama calling for more video game violence studies, Monster Hunter 4 for Vita, Too Human leaving the Xbox Marketplace, Gas Powered Games layoffs, and Halo 2 on PC closing its doors.
In Entertainment News: New news on a Gremlins reboot, A new Conan movie with the Governator himself, what’s going on with the new Terminator film, Warner Brothers trademarking new Batman Arkham names, product placement in Iron man 3, Emma Stone in a del Toro horror film, what the South Park gang is up to now and we close it out with what new Cartoon Network shows are coming to Netflix.
By adventurer request this week our Drinks at the Inn segment is about games from the 80s to 1999 that we loved so grab a drink and stay a while and listen to all of us here on…The Surly Nerd
This week on The Surly Nerd…
In Technology News: PS4 & Xbox 720 specs, The White House responding to the Death Star proposal, Microsofts IllumiRoom, Steambox running Linux and the death of Aaron Swartz.
In Entertainment News: Guillermo del Toro on In the Mountains of Madness, Tons of S.H.I.E.L.D news, Goyer discussing the Man of Steel, The Call of Duty movie and how the U.S postal service treats Netflix.
In Game Industry News: THQs assets being sold off, The Free Gaming bundle, Cyberpunk 2077, Sonys new web based way to buy their products, EVO 2013 and charity, Southington’s protest against violent games and the new Lego Marvel game.
We close out the show this week with Drinks at the Inn where the majority of our boozing takes place and we get sassy talking about comic books we have been reading and what we recommend and don’t to you…because we care.
Grab a drink and curl up with us here at…The Surly Nerd