You can’t hate Robert Downey Jr. You just can’t hate a guy who does a great job of making a comic book character like Tony Stark come to life on the big the screen. As Tony Stark, Downey is able [...]
You can’t hate Robert Downey Jr. You just can’t hate a guy who does a great job of making a comic book character like Tony Stark come to life on the big the screen. As Tony Stark, Downey is able to make the playboy inventor not only funny and charming but is also able to show the struggles of being futurist who only wants to protect those he loves.
The film opens up in Tony’s past, a few years before the first movie where a self-centered but still creative Stark is partying hard on New Year’s Eve in 1999. At the party Stark meets Maya Hansen who wants help in funding her experimental regenerative treatment called Extremis. Also introduced is Aldrich Killian is who wanting both Maya and Stark to join his think thank Advanced Idea Mechanics. Classic Tony Stark gives a half-hearted agreement to listen to Killian and instead has a one night stand with Maya leaving them both hanging after the New Year.
On this weeks Podcast… Hemlock Grove primers on Netflix… Neil Gaiman is doing another Dr. Who episode… Johnny Mnemonic may be coming back via SyFy…A Scream themed series may be coming to MTV… Futurama has been canceled, again…Eve Online might be getting the TV treatment… Some new characters have been confirmed for the next X-Men movie… Zack Snyder is Warner’s #1 choice for JLA movie… New Thor trailer primers… Man of Steel has a new trailer… Star Trek: Into Darkness has begun it’s viral campaign… Nintendo will not be showing a E3… The new Xbox hardware will primer May 21… The latest Star Trek video game isn’t very good… and much more on the Nerdwest Podcast!
This week on the Nerdwest Podcast…
Defiance makes it’s SyFy debut…Game of Thrones triumphantly returns…Blue Beetle may be coming to Arrow…Starz announces new scifi project Incursion…NBC is trying to replace Jay Leno…again…
Z’s thoughts on the Evil Dead reboot…Elysium trailer debuts…Charlie Hunnam may be up for The Flash…
The boys discuss Bioshock Infinite….Farcry 3: Blood Dragon is coming… and its insane…Batman: Arkham Origins announced…
Apple has some issues, with the latest issue of Brian K. Vaughn’s Saga series…
All this and much more on the Nerdwest Podcast!
Irrational Games has done it again. Bioshock Infinite is fucking fantastic. There I said it. No suspense, no bullshit. If you enjoy first person shooters, hell, if you enjoy gaming, go grab this game now. Right now asshole! Hurry up!
Now that, that is out of the way, let’s get down to why Bioshock Infinite is so good. Reason Number One: Do you remember the first time you arrived in Rapture while playing the original Bioshock? No I mean do you really remember taking that pod down and getting your first look at that beautiful underwater metropolis? For me, that hooked me into that game in the first five minutes. Guess what? Those fuckers at Irrational knew the whole time that I’m a whore for a scenic fly by and did the same thing all over again, but this time I got to fall in love with a little lady named Columbia. The point of this rant is that no one does art direction like Irrational and I mean nobody…well… Arkane did a pretty good job with Dishonored….now that I think about it Dishonored and Infinite do have a lot of similarities… fuck it, we’ll come back to that. The point is that Irrational has a knack for creating insanely beautiful worlds, but can also deliver the experience to make you believe that they can exist.
Welcome to Best of 360, what is the best of 360 you ask? Best of 360 is Nerdwest’s year long tribute to the Xbox 360. As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, Microsoft is planning on releasing the next generation Xbox Holiday 2013, which means that this will be our last year with the 360 and we want to send the old girl off in style. We here at Nerdwest will be releasing videos throughout the year counting down the top 25 Xbox 360 games.
Coming in at number 23 is Activision/ Red Octane’s rhythm masterpiece Guitar Hero 3. Now lets get something out in the open right off the bat, this is the only rhythm game that will appear on this list. I know, I know, everyone wants to know our opinions on Rock Band, DJ Hero and the like, but honestly it doesn’t matter. For the most part these are all the same game and it doesn’t matter that you dismiss them now, in late 2007- early 2009 you loved these games. Everyone had one, or they at least spent some time playing one. So deal with it.
Anyone who knows me, and knows my gaming tendencies, knows that I am a huge fan of the Super Nintendo. It’s not really that strange really, my family never owned an NES when I was a kid. The NES came out in 1985 in North America and I was born in 1986. I was too young to really enjoy all that the system had to offer, but when the SNES released in August of 1991, I was ready. I still remember opening up my Christmas presents and there it was. Awesome.
The SNES went on to become the foundation for my gaming infancy. I grew up on Super Mario World, Turtles in Time, and many many others. Some of these titles stood the test of time, some did not, but when I think back on the best games of my childhood only a few really stand out. Mega Man X is one of those.
This article is for those that love the 90′s ,So . . .
Last night after doing another installment of the podcast and being driven to drink by Z, I headed home with a slight buzz and the inability to fall into a deep sleep. While surfing the late shows on TV I came across TeenNick and a name that jumped out at me instantly “Salute Your Shorts”. Immediately I switched over and my love and affection for the 90′s kept me awake for another two hours. I couldn’t remember the last time I watched this show and I forgotten how funny it was. It was good to see Budnick, Donkeylips, and Co. romp it up and get into trouble at good ole Camp Awanna.
That’s right. For those of you who haven’t seen it, SeaQuest DSV was a NBC science fiction drama set in the early 21th Century. The idea behind SeaQuest was that in the near future, the human race would begin moving into the Earth’s oceans for natural resources and colonization. With this, would come territorial claims, alliances, etc… Who would keep order in such a radical new world? The U.E.O. (United Earth Oceans), that’s who! The U.E.O is essentially the Starfleet of the oceans, and SeaQuest is the Enterprise. SeaQuest is captained by Nathan Bridger, Roy Scheider of Jaws fame, a strange combination of Kirk’s determination and Picard’s intelligence. <Side note: You will see me make constant comparisons to the various Star Trek series in this piece. It’s hard not to. This is a great show, but it is also a blatant rip off of Star Trek so deal with it.> The rest of the cast isn’t too shabby: Jonathan Bradis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi, Peter and Michael DeLuise, Edward Kerr, and many others throughout the three seasons the show was on the air.
So this week the Nerdwest List was the top three ships you wish you could have. Although Z laughed at Dr. T and I’s choice; I believe ours are my well thought out. Either way here are my Top 3 badass mofo ships I wish I could have. - D
Alright just so we get a taste for everyone’s choices I’ll add my top three onto this article and we will let you guys who really had the best choices for this weeks list. -T
D’s Top 3:
#3 Skull Squardron VF-1 Valkyrie
This bad ass transforamble (3 modes) fighter plane is one of the reason I love Macross/Robotech
First off, this is not a review. It’s a recommendation. Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury is an insane film for many reasons. First off, its racist. Super racist. It’s sort of like a cross between Crash and Tropic Thunder. Sounds great right? Well it is. It’s fucking ridiculous. I knew I was going to enjoy this film for the opening credits. It was the song. I guess it’s called “Donkey Freedom” and it’s performed by no other than my boy Michael Starr of Steel Panther fame…and if you don’t know who Steel Panther are..get off your ass. check them out HERE.