Dorkside News

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

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

YouTube has a problem... 

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)

SECRET LINK: Airplane Mode

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

November 6th, 2019    

Ep 142 - Swiping Right on the new Tombraider games?

  • HBO Max is trying to fight in the streaming market. They announced that they'll have the following EXCLUSIVES:

    • They now have the exclusive right to Rick and Morty AND South Park
    • Greg Berlanti is doing two new shows, Strange Adventures and a Green Lantern inspired show.
    • Ridley Scott's new sci-fi series, Raised By Wolves
    • New Looney Toons! (for the kids content)
    • 5 Conan O'Brien comedy specials
    • Elizabeth Banks’ DC Super Hero High
    • Issa Rae’s Rap Sh*t (a working title)
    • Mindy Kaling’s College Girls
    • Gina Rodriguez’s movie, Bobbie Sue
    • 4 part Docu-series on Heaven's Gate
    • EVERY Studio Ghibli movie
  • Edgar Wright is making a horror movie with time travel, called Last Night In Soho
  • There are a couple of movies coming soon to keep an eye on.
  • Disney announced that Disney+ content will be available to users even after it leaves as long as subscribers download the content.
  • Cloak and Dagger has been canceled.
  • Weathering With You gets America release dates (January 17) AND Fathom Special events (January 15 and 16).
  • Jedi: Fallen Order is so close we can taste it.
  • Death Stranding is coming to PC in 2020


SECRET LINK: Meme Origins - Shia LeBeouf

Sexy Lara (40K Polygon Era)

2013 Tomb Raider
2014 Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
2015 Lara Croft: Relic Run, Lara Croft Go, Rise of the Tomb Raider
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider


  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
  • Tomb Raider (2018)


Fun facts!

  1. Tomb Raider was the creation of just six people.
  2. The game initially starred a male Indiana Jones rip-off.
  3. Lara Croft began life as spicy Latina, Laura Cruz.
  4. There’s an actual Lara Croft living somewhere in Derby, England.
  5. Lara was made of only 540 polygons. Versus the +40,000 now.
  6. Lara’s trademark braid had to be cut from the game.
  7. Ms. Croft’s breast size was, like, totally an accident. Totally.
  8. The Croft Manor area was built in a single weekend.
  9. Lara has the Ark of the Covenant, in her house! More specifically, her foyer.
  10. Only six people are killed throughout the original Tomb Raider. Versus the WELL over 100 in the 2013 release.
  11. Shelley Blond, the voice of Lara in the first game, only got to play her once. A total of 5 different voice actresses have played her now.
  12. Sony wasn’t going to allow Tomb Raider on the Playstation at first.
  13. “Lara Croft” released two terrible albums (Female Icon and Come Alive) that only came out in France. 
  14. Eight different models have played Lara Croft (not including Angelina Jolie or Alicia Vikander).
  15. There is no nude code.

October 30th, 2019    

Ep 141 Ladies Night!

  • The news no one was surprised by, Last of Us 2 was pushed back until May 29, 2020. We appreciate them polishing it, but next time, maybe don't announce it?
  • Fatal Frame series producer Keisuke Kikuchi says he wants to make one for the Switch!
  • Norman Reedus STILL in talks for Boondock Saints 3!
  • Netflix teases the Umbrella Academy Season 2 and says it's coming...soon...
  • A 5 issue special of Spiderman Noir is coming.
  • Nintendo's father, Shigeru Miyamoto, was honored as this year's Japanese Person of Cultural Merit
  • A sad day for Game of Thrones fans, the prequel with Naomi Watts is no longer moving forward.
  • Speaking of canceled things and Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are no longer doing the next Star Wars trilogy.
  • EA bites the Origin bullet. Could this be the end?


Tomb Raider history!

Core Design

1996 Tomb Raider
1997 Tomb Raider II
1998 Tomb Raider III
1999 The Last Revelation
2000 Tomb Raider Chronicles
2001 Curse of the Sword
2002 The Prophecy
2003 The Angel of Darkness

Crystal Dynamics Era

2006 Legend
2007 Anniversary
2008 Underworld
2010 Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light 

SECRET LINK: Arnold and Linda

October 23rd, 2019    

Ep 140 Harry Potter and the Remote Control

This week our topic is whether Harry Potter would have been better as a Game of Thrones quality TV show!  But first, the news!

  • Dwayne Johnson reveals that Black Adam starts production in July
  • Early screenings of Mulan did not go well, in fact, they're reshooting many scenes.
  • Mandalorian gets it's entire streaming schedule announced. There's 8 episodes.
  • Jonah Hill no longer in the talks with the new Batman movie
  • On the same note, Paul Dano was just cast as the Riddler in Glitter Batman
  • Riot's new projects announced, of which there are many.
    • Project A, a character-based tactical shooter, and the only one on this list not involving Runeterra.
    • Project F, a MMORPG based in Runeterra
    • Legends of Runeterra, the online card game
    • League and TFT head to mobile (and League is coming to consoles)
    • Arcane, Riot's new animated series based on lore from League
  • AOC and Congress ask for Blizzard to reverse their decision from the Hearthstone fiasco
  • Twitch was banning people for 24 hours for saying "Free Hong Kong"
  • Ikumi Nakamura, everyone's favorite E3 presenter, is working with Hideki Kamiya on... AN OKAMI SEQUEL!!!
  • Ant Man 3 is officially moving forward
  • John Cho injured his knee on the set of Cowboy Bebop and halted production for 7-9 months.

We finish by talking about Harry Potter as a television series!  What do you think? Who would you cast as each actor if they were to reboot the books as a series today? 

October 16th, 2019    

Ep 139 The Rise and Fall of Blizzard

  • Kevin Feige now creates everything, Marvel. He was named Chief Creative Officer of Marvel which means he's now in control of all things comics, movies, television, AND animation.
  • How would you feel about a Nightmare Before Christmas sequel?
  • Only Fornite (Epic Games) has the balls to pull down their server with no warning to signal an upcoming event, turns out Fortnite Chapter 2 is coming
  • Seems like inspiration comes from anywhere! The wildly popular Lore Olympus webtoon comic is getting an animated series, in a partnership with the Jim Henson Company!
  • What can't NPH do? He can apparently be cast in Matrix 4!
  • Crunchyroll shares some of it's 2019 stats.
  • SECRET LINK!!!!!!!!! The new shot of what Sonic looks like!!!
  • The writers of Stranger Things have a Twitter, where they talk about movies somehow related to season 4.
  • What could possibly be? The Bel-Air trailer looks amazing, even if it might not be real.

Blizzard talk.

October 9th, 2019    

Ep 138 Bruce and the Triforce (Zelda History Finale)

Living with yourself trailer is out. Sometimes getting Paul Rudd into the show is just simple.

Commissioner Gordan Batman villain?

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is something to get hyped over

In what is winning for the WEIRDEST news of this year Monster Hunter is introducing... Leon and Claire?

John Kirby has passed. Rest in peace, good sir.

Crossplay is coming GET HYPED!!!

Coach and Michael B Jordan have launched a NARUTO COLLECTION?!

The Tabletop game to end all tabletop games... FEAST OF LEGENDS


Idiot's guide to Bruce Wangsanutr:

Disney, how was it being a cast member?

So you went from cast member to singer/songwriter?

And now you're a comic book artist?

Tell us about your comic?

How many issues are out?

Where can we get them?

Are you excited for Disney+?


REWIND BACK TO OCARINA OF TIME and if the hero succeeds and decides to live his childhood out, you get the "Twilight Realm and the Legacy of the Hero" timeline which includes:

Majora's Mask

Twilight Princess

Four Swords Adventures

REWIND BACK TO OCARINA OF TIME and if the hero succeeds and decides to NOT live his childhood out and continue his adult life from here, you get the "Hero of the Winds and a New World" timeline, which includes:

Wind Waker

Phantom Hourglass

Spirit Tracks


Least favorite game?

Least favorite character?

Least favorite items?


Non-canon games:

Link: The Face of Evil

Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon

Zelda's Adventure

Smash Brothers

Hyrule Warriors

Soul Calibur II

Mario Kart

The Satellaview games.

October 2nd, 2019    

Ep 137 A Link to the Past, Literally! (Zelda History - Part 2)

Shawn Layden leaves Sony Layden Leaves

Stranger Things season 4 teaser trailer dropped!

Recess is returning, as a.. Live Action Movie? What?

Miss Discovery and Animal Planet when they were science channels instead of reality TV? Maybe CuriousityStream might be the streaming service for you.

Neo and Keanu Reeves are returning to Matrix 4

Tom Welling to reprise Smallville Superman role for the CROSSOVER

Netflix renewed Love, Death and Robots for 2nd season

Spiderman's BACK! 

 Marvel picks up Warhammer for a comic line

No/Few gadgets in Kingsman?

 Now thats what I call sea shanties, volume 1!

If the Hero is defeated, you go to the "Decline of Hyrule and the Last Hero" timeline, which is:

A Link to the Past

Link's Awakening

Oracle of Ages and Seasons

A Link Between Worlds

Triforce Heroes

The Legend of Zelda

The Adventure of Link


Most favorite games?

Most favorite characters?

Most favorite items?

- Older Posts »