GB Studios, Batman & Human Gene Editing

Hi, hello and welcome to another amazing episode from Nerds Amalgamated. Once again we enjoy bringing you this slice of entertainment from the world of the NERD pop culture news, where all are welcome. We pause for a moment to pay our respect to the victims of the cowardly bombings in Sri Lanka over Easter. Also we pause to honour the ANZACs, those individuals who have helped defend Australia and New Zealand for over a century.

            First topic is from the Professor, and it is about an open source game making program that enables the creation of 8-bit type games. Useable on web-browsers and portable devices such as the Nintendo Gameboy (All trademarks acknowledged – so don’t sue us please Nintendo, Buck is still not happy with you). This is looking like a fun way of making your own games and also introducing coding and game development to a new generation.

            Then we look at a birthday celebration for Batman, 80 years old and still giving crime a beat down. Yep, there is a return of the quadrilogy from the 90’s to cinemas. So grab you friends, dig those happy pants out of the cupboard and shake up that hair spray and head on down. You get to see the two Michael Keaton Batman movies, followed by Val Kilmer and then George Clooney. We discuss Bat-nipple gate and how fun these movies were. Plus we hear how tragic Buck was at decorating his bedroom as a teenager.

            Next up we look at further plans to make use of CRISPR for gene editing, this time to prevent hereditary diseases. Say hi to the start of Gattaca folks, we have a group of mad scientists running around with questionable ethics who don’t watch movies. Next they will be telling us about how they want to remake dinosaurs and release them into the wild, like that other movie. Don’t these people ever learn to think about the consequences of their actions?

            We finish off with the usual shout out, remembrances, birthdays and events. As always take care of each other and stay hydrated.

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Dr. Dolittle, Moon Water & Crazy Taxi

Well hello once again, once again those Nerds have given us another episode full of fun and laughter, so strap in and hang on tight as we enjoy the rid. Please remember to keep arms inside the ride at all times to avoid injury. To start this mad cap episode we have the cast list of the new Dr. Dolittle with Robert Downey Jr. This cast has almost as many stars as the US flag. Will this be just another remake of a great movie, or will it be great? Who knows, at present all we know for sure is the cast is pretty impressive. Next up we take a moment to discuss the presence of water on the moon. That’s right water on the moon, is it H2O or OH, is there enough for a pool to soak away the long dreary hours after working all day as a janitor. Oops, that was the story for Space Quest, sorry. But the presence of water is important to plans to build a moon base for further space exploration. Last topic is about Crazy Taxi and not horrifying us with gruesome violence like the horror movie right there on our TV, called the 6 o’clock news. Sorry, distracted again, but hey, it is an amazing line up to entertain you and is followed by the usual shout outs, remembrances, birthdays and events of interest. As always we would love to hear from you, and please remember to take care of each other and stay hydrated.

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Skin, Dwarf Fortress & Arkham Knight

Welcome back and hello to the new listeners, we hope everyone is having fun and taking care of themselves. So, this week we find out that there is a new electronic skin developed from the National University of Singapore. We discussed how it can be applied in the real world, trust me this will make you laugh, the possibilities are endless. Although we really like the idea of a window for submarines with a heads up display, that would be cool.  Next up we look at an indie game called Dwarf Fortress from two brothers and how their model might rival the triple A game studios. This is a game that embraces the gaming community and encourages players to develop extra content and share it online. Lastly, we look at the transition of a video game character now appearing in DC Comics known as the Arkham Knight. This not the first time that has happened as Marvel has done it before but obviously DC will do it better. As usual we have the regular list of shout outs, remembrances, birthdays, and events of interest. As usual we have a lot of fun bringing you this latest episode of mayhem, so settle in with a cup of earl grey hot and a biscuit while we bring you some of the news this week in Nerd pop culture. Remember, take care of each other and stay hydrated.

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Spacewalk, Hall of Fame & Dora

To start with, welcome back and hello to the new listeners, we hope everyone is having fun and taking care of themselves. So this week we find out that NASA forgot to pack enough clothes for the astronauts and that by doing this we failed to see history being made. That’s right folks, we had the first all-female space-walk in history planned and someone messed up. We roast the folks at NASA for messing this up. Hopefully it will be able to happen next time and become a regular practice. Also for those in Brisbane the Queensland Museum has an exhibit of space suits and other items to spend some time dreaming over.  Next up we look at the latest on this year’s Video Game Hall of Fame nominations, some are looking good and one is surprising. We take a look at the games already in the Hall and try to find out which is the favourite. Unfortunately Leisure Suit Larry isn’t on the list, neither was there any of the Police Quest, Space Quest or Outrun for Buck. Oh to be so old and to have played so many games as our resident geriatric. Lastly we review the new movie coming out for Dora the Explorer and try to figure out if it is working out to be great or just another in a long line of failures. One thing though is Danny Trejo is involved and we don’t think he has a machete in this movie. Oh well, I guess it is safe for kids to watch then. As usual we have the regular list of shout outs, remembrances, birthdays, and events of interest. As usual we have a lot of fun bringing you this latest episode of mayhem, so settle in with a cup of earl grey and a biscuit while we bring you some of the news this week in Nerd pop culture. Remember, take care of each other and stay hydrated.

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SpaceX, Game of Thrones & Anthem

In this latest marvellous and riveting episode we are going to first travel into the cold, quiet and overcrowded outer space. That’s right, we are going into earth orbit and visiting the ISS (International Space Station) where Space X has just docked the new Dragon Capsule. This is the next step in a flight to the moon in 2023, still trying to get a ticket if anyone has one. The capsule was only a test with a dummy aboard, and no, not Trump. Next up is the fast approaching final season of Game of Thrones – season 8 – with what is looking like a record breaking battle scene that took weeks to film. This is expected to be more epic than Helms Deep, even the extended edition. Then we look at the fact that Anthem is hard crashing consoles and systems around the world. Cue the music “Queen – Another One Bites The Dust.” That’s right folks, EA has struck again, and this time it gets personal with systems and consoles being bricked by this latest screw up. There is mention of compensation floating around, so hopefully word will spread before too many systems are wrecked. Then we have the games of the week, the weekly shout outs, birthdays, remembrances and events of interest from this week in history. As always we would welcome any feedback, suggestions or whatever. Until next week, stay safe, look out for each other and stay hydrated.

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Millicent Patrick, Mad Max & PS5

This episode we have an amazing guest re-joining us, the fantastic Shaun from Comics2Movies and XCT. So you know straight up it is going to be a great show! Also the DJ is on fire this week and makes us laugh till we cry. We begin with a look at an upcoming book release that is the biography of Milicent Patrick, the lady who designed the creature from the Black Lagoon. She has an amazing story that is sure to inspire many of us. It also looks at the harassment she faced and the ongoing issues in Hollywood today. Also discussed is the reaction of various law enforcement agencies in response to undesirable behaviours such as cyber-bullying. The topic is the 40th anniversary of Mad Max! That’s right the original movie that created a legend is 40 years old. There was a party in Victoria to celebrate with fans even coming from America. Of course this means we have to discuss the amazing films in the Mad Max franchise (even the recent Fury Road – which is suggested is not Mad Max, but you decide and let us know). Also this is when the DJ makes us laugh till we cry, listen out for it, believe me, it is amazingly funny. Next up is the Professor with some information about the PS5 and VR. Things are getting better with improved technology on the VR/AR front with arcades opening up around the place, but what is happening in the home? We then have the regular shoutouts, birthdays, and remembrances. Concluding with a chat about what Shaun is up to in terms of new projects to look forward to, so if you are planning on going to any of the comic conventions you will have to stop by and say G’Day, and check out what he has on offer. Particularly with his new graphic novels, so go along and check out his website and be amazed by the wondrous collection of artwork in the various comic books and graphic novels available for purchase alongside the extensive offering of various memorabilia there. So grab yourself a cup of tea and strap in for our latest instalment of Nerds Amalgamated.

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Episode 49: Zirconium, Venom 2, Resident Evil 2 & Kingdom Hearts 3

We give you more this week with special guest Tahlya returning to join us once again, yay, this is awesome right from the start. This episode is full of fun and laughter, starting with a new record from a weird type of Zirconium at capturing and absorbing neutrons like a sponge. Johnny better watch out, he might get trapped.

            Then we look at the news from Venom 2 and the new director. Is it going to be good or bad? We don’t know yet but the premise holds strong, just hope that Guardians of the Galaxy survives the new director it is facing. The DJ has definitely delivered with this topic, although he makes a suggestion of a cameo from Spiderman, so not a cool idea.

            Then we give you even more again, with a double header from Tahlya with Resident Evil 2 news giving fans of the classic franchise. This then moves into the Kingdom Hearts latest release. This is confusing when we look at the release schedule.  For example Kingdom Hearts X followed by Kingdom Heart 2.8. Seriously, did these guys employ an Apple genius reject? This leads into the most entertaining part of the episode when we discover Tahlya has an issue with David Cage, a Frenchman with the most inept directing style. Listen as Tahlya gives us more.

            So strap on in and hang on tight as we let this sucker run wild and free for an amazing ride through an array of topics.  Please, remember to take care of yourselves and each other, and in this heat keep hydrated.

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Episode 24 - Nintendo, PUBG and Aquaman

Nintendo Labo Contest

- https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/15/nintendo-labo-contest-winners/

PUBG paywall

- https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-07-17-pubg-testing-custom-matches-may-lock-them-behind-paywall

Ubisoft’s first quarter earnings

- https://www.pcgamer.com/ubisoft-reports-record-first-quarter-pc-sales-surpass-xbox-one/

Golden age for paleontology

- https://www.npr.org/2018/07/10/627782777/many-paleontologists-today-are-part-of-the-jurassic-park-generation

Aquaman movie goodies

- http://comicbook.com/dc/2018/07/17/aquaman-movie-magazine-cover-revealed/

Attack on titan season 3

- http://www.denofgeek.com/us/culture/attack-on-titan/265790/attack-on-titan-season-3-release-date-trailer-episode-poster-news


Other topics discussed

Brainbox

- http://www.brainbox.co.uk/

Call of Duty vs Battlefield

- https://www.geek.com/games/call-of-duty-vs-battlefield-the-infographic-1439397/

World of Warcraft new model

- http://www.denofgeek.com/us/games/world-of-warcraft/274979/world-of-warcraft-new-subscription-model-includes-all-expansions

Ubisoft DDoS attack

- https://www.vg247.com/2018/07/17/ubisoft-servers-ddos-attacks/

Blackwake the game

- https://store.steampowered.com/app/420290/

Black Manta’s bio

- http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Manta_(New_Earth)

Jason Mantzoukas’s bio

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Mantzoukas

Mercury-Redstone 4

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury-Redstone_4


Shoutouts

Apollo 11 launch and landing -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11#Launch_and_flight_to_lunar_orbit

1918 - Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-90) and South African President (1994-99), born in Mvezo, Umtata, South Africa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela

1921 - John Glenn, American astronaut (1st American to orbit the earth) and politician (Senator D-Ohio), born in Cambridge, Ohio - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Glenn

1950 - Sir Richard Branson, British music entrepreneur (Virgin Group), born in London, England - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Branson

Event of Interest

1938 - Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland after a 28 hours flight, supposedly left NY flying for California - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Corrigan

1968 - The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel

Intro

Artist – DJ AJ

Song Title –  Star Wars - The Imperial March (DJ AG Remix)

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU9jdjuDA8w

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Episode 19: E3 2018 Recap

E3 2018 Overview - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Entertainment_Expo_2018

E3 2018 Live-streams - https://www.twitch.tv/

Stand out games and publishers

Buck

Stand out games

- Man Eater

- Ghost of Tsushima


Stand out publisher

- Devolver Digital


Professor

Stand out games

- Metro exodus

- Just Cause 4


Stand out publisher

- Devolver Digital & Square Enix


DJ

Stand out games

- Halo Infinity

- Devil May Cry 5


Stand out publisher

- Microsoft & Devolver Digital


Game Previews

Ghost of Tsushima gameplay reveal with flute recital - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhqTNAlErQc

Man Eater - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5oupRHyZFg

Death Stranding - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOdZvUGnGeI

Metro Exodus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx2Irm3ZFz8

Rapture Rejects - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpJK-4dl4bM

Cyberpunk 2077 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjxS9ciNlII

Transference - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t91sTPmfBk4

My Friend Pedro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaPBAKg3VT4


Other topics discussed

PC gaming show game releases - https://www.finder.com.au/pc-gaming-show-e3-2018-games

Ghost of Tsushima Japanese audio track - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-06-13-ghost-of-tsushima-will-have-japanese-audio-track

Hungry Shark Evolution - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fgol.HungrySharkEvolution&hl=en_AU


Intro Song

Artist - Gustavo Santaolalla

Song title - The Last Of Us 2 First Official Soundtrack

Song link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz8GyAymNyY


Outro Song

Artist – Cornelius Boots

Song title - Shakuhachi Flute Performance - Ghost of Tsushima theme song

Song link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSW76F0OIoM


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