Welcome back once again for another episode from the wacky Nerds. This week we review the speculation of the latest offering from Marvel. Discuss issues confronting small game developers and some proposed solutions, and we also have a horny dinosaur. Sound exciting, it is, so strap in and come along for the ride.
So, Marvel have announced the release of a new hero, and it is a Chinese character and speculation has been rife on who it is going to be. There are suggestions of a couple of Chinese heritage actors and everyone seems to be loving it. Even Buck is sounding kind of impressed. There are concerns about the back story of this character, but the hippies will certainly find something to complain about.
Next we have the information about the struggles faced by small game developers trying to generate traction in today’s market place. Independent game developers are producing some interesting content back due to the market place they struggle to survive and remain in the market place. We also ask our resident developer about his experiences and how he dealt with them.
Then we take a moment to learn about a horny dinosaur from China. Oops, sorry, a horned dinosaur from China, called the Auroraceratops, cousin of the Triceratops. Perfect for the individual in the market for a pet that is a little bit different. This beautiful little creature is adorable and a herbivore, with currently eighty examples having been found. We talk about the different possibilities of how it looks and found examples that are very different, including examples that have feathers.
This will be followed by the usual discussions of games we are playing, shout outs, remembrances, birthdays, and events of interest. We have lots of fun and laughter while recording this episode, and we hope you have just as much fun listening to it. As always remember to look after yourselves and look out for each other and stay hydrated.
How small-time game devs make it - https://news3lv.com/around-the-web/making-it-as-the-little-guy-how-indie-game-developers-find-success-in-a-crowded-market
Small horned dinosaur from China - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190712174056.htm
Games currently playing
- Crypt of the Necro Dancer - https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/crypt-of-the-necrodancer-nintendo-switch-edition/
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Game of the Year Edition - https://store.steampowered.com/app/4570/Warhammer_40000_Dawn_of_War__Game_of_the_Year_Edition/
Other topics discussed
Shang Chi (Marvel Superhero)
Iron Fist (Marvel Superhero)
Iron Fist Netflix controversy
Eddie Peng (Taiwanese – Canadian actor)
Wu-Kong (2017 Chinese fantasy-action-adventure film)
Fu Manchu (fictional villain character)
Fu Manchu (Marvel supervillain)
More info on the Auroraceratops
Warhammer 40K Lore and factions
- Adepta Sororitas (also known as Sisters of Battle) - https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Adepta_Sororitas
- Necrons - https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Necrons
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (2011 third-person shooter hack-n-slash video game)
The Imitation Game (2014 movie)
Spycatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer (1987 book)
Open world cat game
- Penguins in a sushi restaurant - https://i.redd.it/ozr622j96wa31.jpg
16 July 1910 – John Robertson Duigan makes the first flight of the Duigan pusher biplane, the first aircraft built in Australia.
16 Jul 1951 - J.D Salinger’s Catcher In The Rye was published as a novel - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Catcher_in_the_Rye
16 Jul 2019 – Alan Turing is the new face of the £50 note - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/15/alan-turing-to-feature-on-new-50-note
16 Jul 1882 - Mary Todd Lincoln, was the wife of the 16th President of the United States,Abraham Lincoln, and as such the First Lady of the United States from 1861 to 1865. She supported her husband throughout his presidency. She witnessed his fatal shooting when they were together in the President's Box at Ford's Theatre on Tenth Street in Washington. She died of a stroke at the age of 63 in Springfield, Illinois. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Todd_Lincoln
16 Jul 1934 - Alaska P Davidson, was an American law enforcement officer who is best known for being the first female special agent in the FBI. She died at the age of 66 in Alexandria, Virginia. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_P._Davidson
16 Jul 1994 - Julian Schwinger, was a Nobel Prize winning American theoretical physicist. He is best known for his work on the theory of quantum electrodynamics (QED), in particular for developing a relativistically invariant perturbation theory, and for renormalizing QED to one loop order. Schwinger is recognized as one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, responsible for much of modern quantum field theory, including a variational approach, and the equations of motion for quantum fields. He developed the first electroweak model, and the first example of confinement in 1+1 dimensions. He is responsible for the theory of multiple neutrinos, Schwinger terms, and the theory of the spin 3/2 field. He died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76 in Los Angeles, California. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Schwinger
16 Jul 1896 - Trygve Lie, was a Norwegian politician, labour leader, government official and author. He served as Norwegian foreign minister during the critical years of the Norwegian government in exile in London from 1940 to 1945. From 1946 to 1952 he was the first Secretary-General of the United Nations. Lie earned a reputation as a pragmatic, determined politician. He was born in Oslo, Norway. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trygve_Lie
16 Jul 1911 - Ginger Rogers, was an American actress, dancer, and singer. She is known for her starring role in Kitty Foyle, but is best remembered for performing in RKO's musical films (partnered with Fred Astaire) on stage, radio and television, throughout much of the 20th century. Rogers had her first successful film role as a supporting actress in 42nd Street. Throughout the 1930s, Rogers made nine films with Astaire, among which were some of her biggest successes, such as Swing Time and Top Hat. After two commercial failures with Astaire, Rogers began to branch out into dramatic films and comedies. Her acting was well received by critics and audiences, and she became one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1940s. Her performance in Kitty Foyle (1940) won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Rogers remained successful throughout the 1940s and at one point was Hollywood's highest-paid actress, but her popularity had peaked by the end of the decade. She was born in Independence, Missouri. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginger_Rogers
16 Jul 1926 - Irwin Rose, was an American biologist. Along with Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko, he was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediatedprotein degradation. He was born in Brooklyn, New York - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irwin_Rose
Events of interest
16 Jul 1945 - Trinity nuclear test, it was conducted by the United States Army at 5:29 a.m. on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project. The test was conducted in the Jornada del Muerto desert about 35 miles (56 km) southeast of Socorro, New Mexico. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_(nuclear_test)
16 Jul 1948 - The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Macao
16 Jul 1956 - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its last "Big Tent" show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; due to changing economics all subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringling_Bros._and_Barnum_%26_Bailey_Circus
Artist – Goblins from Mars
Song Title – Super Mario - Overworld Theme (GFM Trap Remix)
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