Geekly World News – March 10, 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of Geekly World News, our round-up of all the biggest news from the world of comics, video games, movies, and more. Today we’re talking about Marvel’s Iron Fist, Microsoft’s Hololens, and Disney’s Big Hero 6.

Marvel’s upcoming Netflix show Iron Fist has found its leading man in Finn Jones, who you might recognize as Ser Loras Tyrell from HBO’s Game of Thrones. The casting for this role has been the subject of much speculation and debate. While the character of Danny Rand has always been portrayed as white, a number of people were hoping that an Asian man would be chosen to play him for a variety of reasons (there are plenty of articles online about this topic if you want to know more). For my part, I think it could work either way depending on how the issue of race is handled in the story. Marvel Studios’ casting has been excellent so far, so I’m certainly willing to see how it turns out before passing judgement.
Finn Jones

Finn Jones


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Ring in 2015 with return of Heavy Meta!

New year, new rant! This week, Vince is taking aim at the bloated budgets of the AAA Games industry, and how they can hurt rather than help the quality of games overall. Check it out over at Oneofus.net!

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The Rogues Gallery: Game Developers Conference, Movie News, and MASS EFFECT!!!

This week’s post is chock-full of delicious auditory goodness!! This week the guys gather ’round to discuss the latest news from Game Developers’ Conference, as well as the usual sporadic tangents on whatever comes to mind.

But that’s not all! In our second segment, we discuss whether the third time’s the charm for making a good Mixed Martial Arts fighting game in UFC Undisputed 3, and we invite a special guest voice on as our friend Gui and Nick tag-team review MASS EFFECT 3!!!!!

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Total Runtime (Part 1): 01h02m33s
1m35s – 13m45s: (News – Chronicle Director in Talks to Direct Venom Movie)
13m46s – 23m21s: (Censorship, Ender’s Game, and South Carolina)
23m30s – 35m25s: (Diablo 3 and Guild Wars II Beta Discussion)
35m31s – 55m00s: (GDC News: Real-Time Rendering of the FUTURRRRREEEEE, the Kara Tech Demo breaks our hearts, Cross-Platform developing half-assery, and how you can buy Nvidia’s newest graphic card for the low-low price of your immortal soul)

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HERE THAR BE MASS EFFECT!!!

Total Runtime (Part 2): 48m36s

0:00-30m18s (Mass Effect 3)
30m18s-48m36s (UFC Undisputed 3)

Also, as a bonus, here’s the video footage of a couple of the tech demos we talked about in Part 1:

Kara Tech Demo

NVIDIA Real-Time Rendering Graphics Demo

 

 

The Rogues’ Gallery: Point Five Potluck!

Hey gang, we’ve had our ranks cut a bit this week by illness and midterms. But have no fear! The noble triad of Wes, Vince, and Noah arrive just in time with a bevy of hand-selected topics to whet your Thanksgiving tastes! Enjoy.

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