We start this issue off with a little news of our own. Substance TV is proud to welcome Shawn Murphy and Brandon Dickerson to the crew and we answer your questions about these fine lads.
In our main topic we address the dark side of video game reviews. From accusations of reviewers being fired for not giving a game a positive score, publishers bribing reviewers to give better scores, or developer’s pay determined by Metacritic scores, we look at what happens when video game reviews go bad.
Michael Bay is getting a lot of flack over his comments concerning the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. In his words, the Turtles will be an alien race, who are tough, edgy, funny, and completely lovable. Will this be the end of the Turtles on the silver screen, or a different interpretation?
As payback for our chat being down last week, we hand the show over to the viewers and let you make the requests. From day one DLC, Resident Evil Raccoon City, Ninja Gaiden 3, gays in video games, and the lack of scary games, we talk about it all!
As mentioned in the show, check out: Editor’s Notes – Mass Effect 3 Ending Drama
Earlier this month, President Obama canceled joint U.S.-European robotic missions to Mars in 2016 and 2018 Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, an accomplished astrophysicist, lays out the case for continuing to advance the space frontier. We take a look at how this decision not only affects mankind’s future in space, but geeks just as much.
Then in our main topic we discuss American icons in Japanese anime. Over the past decade, American icons such as Superman, Batman, Ironman, Wolverine, and many others have made the jump to anime. Does this new foray into anime ruin what made these characters special, or is it simply another interpretation just as valid as the source material?
All this plus a few rants an Apple’s new iPad 3 and the normal banter between Landon and Brian in Issue #34 of Boomzies!
Rumors have been surfacing about a Steam based console. Could this be the next evolution of PC’s or will it suffer the same fate as OnLive? In our main topic we talk about a our favorite geek gear. From Batman to TMNT to pink flamingos we talk about it all! This and much more in Boomzies #33.
We start things off with the Lytro and the Kogeto Dot cameras. Both cameras introduce some cool tech, but also some philosophical conundrums. Then in our main topic we divluge our deepest darkest geek guilty pleasures. From movies, music, comic books, video games, and more, we talk about the things we love but know we shouldn’t. All this and more in Issue #32 of Boomzies!
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New images of Big Boss start the old Metal Gear Solid rumor mill. What time period will this be set and what’s with the pooch? Then in our main topic we take a hands on in depth look at the newly released PS Vita. Is it truly worth the cash or just more fodder for Nintendo’s 3DS?
What are your thoughts on the PS Vita? Tell us in the comments below!
Could the online pass debate have a solution? Cliffy B. seems to thinks so! Is his idea of selling “lite” versions of games the solution or just another dead end? Then we switch gears and ask the question, where are all the new comic book superheros? Can any new comic book superhero truly stand the test of time compared to classics like Batman, Superman, and others? We answer all of these questions and more in Issues #30 of Boomzies!