June 13, 2013

Nerd News: Desolation of Smaug trailer, E3 overload, V. Mars casting and more

Vol. 4, Issue 22

Hullo friends. The past week has been a bit of a blur, so I apologize ahead of time if I miss anything major. (If I did—leave a note in the comments!) Most of the big nerdy news the week came out of E3; TGG has awesomely condensed the high points below.

But first, in TV news:

Here are a couple of promos:

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


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Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel


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Silly Daleks! TARDISes are for Doctors!

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I really love James Hance's work. (But I have a thing against him because of that one time he totally ignored TGG and his wife when they were trying to buy a print of his art for us.) Regardless, this is cute.

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In movie news:

Here are a few trailers/clips:

300: Rise of an Empire


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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Thanks, Colt!)


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In a World ... (Thanks, Colt.)

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Man of Steel


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Monsters University (There are six more clips at the link below.)


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Snowpiercer


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The Wolverine


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Online art show Dino-DNA is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Jurassic Park.

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Paris gallery Le Dernier Bar Avant la Fin du Monde is currently running a Star Trek tribute art show.

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I'm going to divide TGG's gaming news into sections this week in order to make it easier to find the specifics you might be interested in.

In Playstation news:

In Xbox news:

In Wii news:

(This comparison chart of the three consoles might be helpful.)

In other gaming news:

Here are links to a bunch of game trailers:

And here's the trailer for the game TGG's most excited about, Kingdom Hearts 3:


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These Star Wars/Game of Thrones mashup wallpapers are great.

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Another GoT mashup, but this one is a tad more gory. (Could be considered NSFW.)


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You might want to wash that imagery away with this, the latest edition of Cosplay Piano.


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In SCIENCE! and tech news, from the Mister:

I found a few items as well:

Grumpy Aquacat is my favorite.

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Mondo will be releasing two sets of Man of Steel posters today and tomorrow.

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In book news:

And finally ...


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11 comments:

  1. So much awesomeness! Love the mashup wallpapers xD And still not sure how I feel about the next gen console news ><;

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  2. HELEN MIRREN FOR THE WHOVIAN WIN!! can you imagine saying "helen is my doctor"? i like it.
    after e3 i was sorta leaning towards the ps4 in general. the xbox one seems uber lame with its restrictions and i'm just not willing to put up with the no sell back/used games/be online or you can't play crap. and then the thing happened that pushed me all the way over edge:


    KINGDOM F*CKING HEARTS 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i have been waiting for this for years. YEARS, MANDY!! i'm so excited!!!

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  3. So much to check out! Love it!

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  4. I just think Helen's too famous. I'd love it, yes, but part of the excitement that comes with a new doctor is discovering someone newish.

    And I'm super excited for you about Kingdom Hearts. :D

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  5. It's all still a bit confusing, and the Xbox news is particularly worrisome. It really seems like Microsoft doesn't care about their users much at all.

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  6. Worrisome, plus, I really don't see what it does for gaming except go backwards. I guess as a tv/entertainment console it's pretty cool, but the restrictions and internet checks are pretty blah D,;

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  7. i think if someone big, like helen, became the doctor it would be fun but probably distracting. but if they did do something like that it would probably be for a single or maybe even a half season. there is too much other stuff to do for a a big name like that.

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  8. Yeah. I think you've hit it spot on the head. It's like they're moving away from gaming, but to me it seems like that's just plain dumb.

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  9. Exactly. (Much like they're doing with John Hurt, yes?)

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  10. Yes, but hopefully as THE doctor- not one from the past meant to terrify me. ") I am really glad they've gone with someone older- the show was starting to reek of young hipster and trying too hard.

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