I’ll just say it – we still need a post for this week and I’m not sure what to write. We’ve been putting work and thought into the new site – coming soon! It’s likely to be a work in process for a bit, but it’s coming together. We’ve started recording a podcast – that’s definitely going well!
Maybe there was some news from E3… certainly there was this:
Thanks for reminding us of all the great folks who have left SourceFed, SourceFed. 😦
There’s tonight’s Game of Thrones finale as well. Still processing that… we’ve finally been getting the experience that non-book-readers have had all along.
Or there’s my current obsession, the third edition of Warmachine and Hordes… I’m 2 and 1 so far! Keeping up the winning record…
But I’m doing more than playing (and list building): Holly and I have been painting!
Plenty to talk about, I suppose, but my thoughts aren’t focused on any one thing. How about you? How’s life? What do you want to read from us? Say hello in the comments below!
As you’ve maybe heard, or as you may have just watched in the video I just embedded from SourceFed Nerd, Spider-Man has finally become a joint character with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After a long time of discussions, rumors, and hacking, Marvel Studios and Sony have come to a deal where their movie universes can join up.
This involves re-booting Spider-Man… again. Which is the sort of thing plenty of people are talking about, so I can leave that alone. Or better yet, I can link to We Minored in Film, with a great discussion of what this all means in regards to Spider-Man.
However, for me the bigger issue is the movie-release fallout. A while back I wrote up some initial thoughts about the Marvel Phase 3 movies, all of which I am excited for. However, a pattern emerged looking at them, a thought about how their stories might go together. And now, right smack dab in the middle of that we have a new Spider-Man, which is pushing back all of the movies. Except for the Infinity War. So all of a sudden how these movies interact with the overarching story is different! So let me swing (pun!) back through the schedule of Marvel movies, thanks to Spider-Man!
Last week the new ABC show Agent Carter premiered, the latest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It stars Hayley Atwell, who has been slowly increasing in how often she has been showing up in the movies and shows. She plays Agent Peggy Carter, first seen in Captain America: The First Avenger, a character who has been increased from her comic origins to be a total World War 2 era badass.
I wrote a post on Sourcerer about my misgivings about the show – and then initial reactions – last week. If it isn’t obvious, we were excited for this show and have been thinking about it a while. But I was worried – really worried – that it was going to not be able to pull it off. It’s doing something that no other TV show has done before, as a pre-sequel show where we know everything that eventually happens.
So will we keep watching it? Did they disappoint or succeed? Continue reading
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One of the first games to really be a big name exclusive to a single new console is Sunset Overdrive. This game looks ridiculous, it reminds us a little of Borderlands, and we’re intrigued. Not enough to get an X-Box One to play it, but if we end up with one, we’ll probably end up with this game, too.
However, what’s been interesting for us this week was seeing one way they’ve marketed this game: by paying YouTubers to figure out a way to drum up hype.
So the folks over at SourceFed Nerd went and caused some mayhem and explosions, with Microsoft footing the bill. That sounds fun, right? Videos below!
It’s a holiday here in the US, at least: Labor Day, which, ironic with its name, is a day where we tend not to labor. Seasonally, it also functions as the sign for the “end of summer,” which the weather today seems to be indicating for us as well…
I hope you are having a relaxed day, maybe watching and marathoning some shows. Oh, what’s that? You’re looking for something new to watch?
Frankenstein, MD! We’ve only just found this web series, which is now 6 episodes in. It’s from the people who brought us the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and from PBS who seems to be doing good stuff online, and co-starring Steve Zaragoza, one of the great hosts over on Sourcefed Nerd! Needless to say, we’re loving it, and it’ll be interesting to see where it goes.
Our guess is reanimation…