Dorkside News

Filling you in on all of the geek news there is to geek out about, taking your geekiness over level 9000!

February 13th, 2020    

DNN 203: Dorkside Debrief - 1/29/20

  • Atari is building a brand new hotel in Las Vegas that's got the branding and everything
  • Netflix is releasing a brand new Witcher anime made by the studio that brought you Legend of Korra
  • Netflix and Apple vying for MGM studios?
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars final season coming to Disney+, and VERY soon.
  • Kobe Bryant passed this week.

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  • Quick review of stuff watched: Sabrina, Dracula, Dolemite Is My Name and Konosuba for James, Magicians: Season 5 and Sucker Punch

January 14th, 2020    

Ep 201 Dorkside Debrief 1/13/20

  • Leaks from Sony came out in the form of Playstation 5's new logo, which looks EXACTLY the same as the other 4. 
  • Sony also announced it has no intention of attending E3 this year and will do their own show to officially announce the PS5.
  • For the first time ever, a movie was "patched". Cats received a day 1 update to fix some CGI that was missed.
  • Ryan Reynolds confirmed Deadpool 3 is in the works, and at Marvel Studios no less!
  • In an unprecedented move, "New Mutants" is back and will be released April 3rd
  • In a somewhat heartwarming story (depends on how you view things) a teenager was saved while he had a seizure from his friend 5,000 miles away who heard him and called the police to come to his house.
  • Kenobi is coming, with Ewan McGregor!
  • Jared Leto is back...in Morbius?

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January 8th, 2020    

SPECIAL 2019 Year End Review!

We cover all of the best things of 2019!  Agree? Disagree? Comment or message us on social media!

  • TV Shows

    • Umbrella Academy
    • Raising Dion
    • Mandalorian
    • Witcher
    • Stranger Things
  • Movies
    • Alita: Battle Angel
    • Frozen II
    • Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker
    • Endgame
    • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Games
    • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
    • Borderlands 3
    • Slay the Spire
    • Enter the Gungeon
    • Graveyard Keeper
  • Board Games
    • Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth
    • Secret Hitler
    • Gloomhaven
    • Betrayal Legacy
    • Terraforming Mars
  • Gadgets
    • Smart Bulbs
    • Oculus Quest
    • Disney Princess "Live Your Story" Castle
    • Samuel Jackson Alexa
    • Musicozy Sleep Headphones/Eye Mask

December 30th, 2019    

Ep 149 Dorkside Debrief: Week of Dec. 30th

This week's mission debriefs: News from the Video Game Awards and Sony's State of Play.

  • The Announcements!

    • X-Box unveils the title, in which they put a LOT of thought into, of their next-gen console. Aptly dubbed, X-Box Series X, or as we call it... XboxX
    • Gearbox is making another "Looter" type game, but this one is a "Looter-Slasher" and is a PS5 launch game. 'Godfall' looks ridiculous, in a good way.
    • The man who started Battle Royales announced...something. We got a 'teaser' for something mysteriously named "Prologue"
    • Ghosts of Tsushima trailer dropped. Let's talk about it.
  • The AWARDS!
    • Game of the Year: Sekiro: Shadow's Die Twice
    • Action Game: Devil May Cry 5
    • Action-Adventure Game: Sekiro (Again)
    • Disco Elysium, blowing it away with: Fresh Indie Game, Independent Game, Narrative, RPG
    • VR Game: No suprise, Beat Saber
    • Sports/Racing Game: Crash Team Racing
    • Fighting Game: Smash Bros, (anyone surprised?)
  • The State of Play announcements: 
    • Spellbreak. What to say about it?
    • Dreams. Coming Valentine's Day 2020, will it bust?
    • Untitled Goose Game. December 17th
    • Babylon's Fall, from the makers of Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising, and Nier: Automata. And it looks like... the same games, but better quality?
    • Predator: Hunting Grounds seems super fun, but looks, not up to par with today's graphics.
    • RE3 Remake gets... multiplayer? Project Resistance gets rolled up into RE3 remake...or is it the other way around? Either way, they're together.
  • J.J. Abrams does J.J. Abrams things and teased Ahsoka Tano in Rise of Skywalker. Do we trust him?
  • The amazing rework of Sonic might be for naught. The movie is still coming, but the heroes are reportedly out of a job. Moving Picture Company has shut down.
  • Samuel L. Jackson can now be Alexa's voice... complete with explicit options.
  • Hackers are doing Bethesda's job and putting NPCs in Fallout 76

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December 18th, 2019    

Ep 148 Resident Evil 1 (Biohazard) Done Quick

In this "Done Quick" we talk about Resident Evil. Want to know all about this game but don't want to put 20 hours into playing it? Then listen here and be ready to be the expert tomorrow!

 

The Top 5 Trivia:

  • Resident Evil's Japanese name is Biohazard. It had to be changed for American release because of a band with the same name.
  • The Japanese version used the English dub even though Capcom recorded a Japanese version. This was, ironically, because Capcom thought the Japanese dub was too horrible. Funny enough the English dub is considered some of the worst in video game history.
  • Albert Wesker is the only Resident Evil character that appears or is mentioned in every Resident Evil game except for the spinoffs. He is pretty much the catalyst for the whole series. In Resident Evil 0 he appears in certain cutscenes. In Resident Evil 2 & 3 the player can find his desk in the S.T.A.R.S' office. If examined the player will say that it belongs to Wesker, leader of the S.T.A.R.S unit. In Resident Evil 4 he is mentioned by Ada Wong and seen on a small monitor. In Code Veronica he plays a vital role in the storyline, appearing in certain key moments. In Resident Evil 5 he is the main antagonist. In Resident Evil 6 he is mentioned by Chris Redfield when Chris is talking to Jake, Wesker's son.
  • Although the genre was not entirely new, this was the first game to use and coin the term "survival horror".
  • The canon ending can not be achieved in the game. The best ending for both scenarios has only three characters surviving (Jill, Chris and Barry or Jill, Chris and Rebecca). The characters Jill, Chris, Barry have all appeared in at least one video game taking place after the events of the original Resident Evil videogame. Rebecca returned alongside Chris in the Capcom produced CGI animated feature film Resident Evil Vendetta which is part of the main canon.

The "Done REALLY Quick":

 

A man and a woman enter a spooky mansion, play with some animals and homeless people, set the bitch on fire and get the hell out of there, but with zombies.

December 11th, 2019    

Ep 147 Would You Kindly?

 

Dorkside Rundown of Bioshock.

 

December 4th, 2019    

Ep 146 The Guys Vs. Rotten Tomatoes (w/ Special Guest Dave from Back to the Classics)

The Top 5 movies of the 90s. Each. VS! The Rotten Tomatoes Top 5 list.

November 27th, 2019    

Ep 145 Gifts, Gadgets, and Gizmos

November 21st, 2019    

Ep 144 How To Escape A Demon Who Eats Your Butt… And Other Urban Legends

  • Half-Life is getting a new game! But, not the one we thought. Half-Life: Alyx is a new VR Flagship game for Valve.
  • Disney+ Review. It's been a week, how is it?
  • Real-life Chuck E Cheese animatronics are being removed. No more Five Nights at Chuck E's...
  • Chick Fil A is trying to get with the program... kind of... not really... 
  • Tapestry Review
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order review
  • Does SciFi make you stupid?  No, scientists behind original research
  • Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Batman (Ben Affleck) call for the original "Snyder" cut of Justice League. James is still waiting for Mustache Superman.
  • Is four Marvel movies a year, too much? Or not enough?
  • Marvel: Expanding the Universe is the inside look at what's coming straight from D23.
    • WandaVision will be a "Sitcom"
    • Loki is going to learn something new with the Space Stone
    • There's "What-If" footage!
    • Is Kate Bishop an actress or a new Hawkeye
  • The King's Man bumped back 7 months to September 2020
  • Superman & Lois rebooted?

 

How to survive encounters with strange mythical monsters

  • Aka Manto: The toilet demon will ask you if you want red or blue toilet paper, answer and you die!
  • Kappa: He literally "eats your bootyhole" if you bend over or drowns you!
  • Wendigo: Cannibalism turns someone into this monster, how to survive this terrifying monster?.
  • Headless Horseman: Good luck! (or listen!)
  • Bigfoot (Sasquatch): Likely monstrously strong and able to literally rip you apart.
  • Bloody Mary: Some people have reported being haunted after performing the ritual of she who shall not be named, listen to hear how to banish her!

November 13th, 2019    

Ep 143 Superheroes Unmasked, Heroes and Their (Un)Necessary Secret Identities

Blizzcon announcements! Was it enough?

  • The Apology
  • Diablo IV and the return of the Druid (and Lilith)
  • Overwatch 2, with a tearjerker of a trailer
  • World of Warcraft, Shadowlands, and Sylvanas destroying The Lich King crown and effectively killing Bolvar Fordragon
  • Hearthstone and the Descent of Dragons, and a new "Battlegrounds" mode
  • Heroes of the Storm gets...DEATHWING

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A Scott Pilgrim board game?! I'M IN!

Some devs from Skyrim, Mass Effect 3 and Fallout 3 have come together to make a new studio, Brass Lion Entertainment

Spiderverse Sequel gets a release date of April 8th, 2022 

Joker is the most profitable comic book movie of all time (62.5 million dollar budget and current earnings at $957 million)

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Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk are confirmed for big screen, eventually

Terminator: Dark Fate, flops... but is it a bad movie?

Other flops, "Midway, Doctor Sleep" "Jojo Rabbit, Lighthouse, and Gemini Man" What's going on at the Box Office?

 

Secret Identities.

  1. Are they important
  2. Are they useful
  3. Why do newer movies insist on starting to take them out?
  4. Heroes who've lost their secret identities
    • Tony Stark
    • Kal El
    • Peter Parker
    • Matt Murdoch
    • Oliver Queen
  5. Heroes who still have their secret identities
    • Bruce Wayne
    • Barry Allen

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