Geekly World News – January 22, 2016

Welcome back to Geekly World News, our round-up of all the biggest news from the world of comics, video games, movies, and more.

Let’s get things started today with the new trailer for Suicide Squad, staring Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and Jared Leto as the Joker.

I have to admit that I haven’t personally been very excited for this film until now, but this is a very good trailer. Now we just have to wait and see if the movie itself will be able to match the fun of the clever editing around Bohemian Rhapsody found in the trailer. Suicide Squad is directed by David Ayer and comes to theatres on August 5, 2016.

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The Rogues’ Gallery Podcast – E3 2014, now with 100% more Nick H!

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Nick H joins Sandy and Vince via Skype to discuss the ups and downs of E3 2014, as well as to give their top 3 games of the conference. Check it out, let us know your thoughts on the show, and toss a Like our way on our Facebook Page!

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Geek Spiel: Heresy Against Nintendo

 Ever since the Wii U came out to underwhelming sales figures, people have been talking about the imminent fall of the Nintendo empire. Even more common are those trying to discern why this supposed collapse of one of the longest standing game companies is happening. Personally, I don’t think that the state of affairs is quite so dramatic. Nintendo is on a current decline, yes, but there are still many, many talented people working there. As well, they carry the type of brand loyalty from fans that only comes from being around for nearly half a century. Such momentum is a double-edged sword, however, which is what brings me to the statement that many may feel is not only heretical, but flat out nuts: I believe the reason that Nintendo is flagging, is that Nintendo sucks at branding.

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