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

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?

September 25th, 2019    

Ep 136 The Song of Stormz, Hyrule Historia

Joaquin Phoenix freaks out when he finally realizes Joker might inspire violence

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie trailer - Netflix

80th birthday of Batman, celebration coverage with BBC!

Teaser for possible Court of Owls Batman game.

Jared Padalecki to star in Walker, Texas Ranger reboot

We FINALLY have a release date for Last of Us 2. Feb 21, 2020

Finally, we say goodbye to two famous people Sid Haig of Rob Zombie horror movie fame and Mike Mendel who produced Rick and Morty and the Simpsons

 Kaela aka Song of Stormz joins us to do part 1 of 3 deep dives into a history of the Zelda games!

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History of Hyrule:

In the beginning, the world was created by the three goddesses, Din (The goddess of power that created the land), Nayru (The goddess of wisdom that created order), and Farore (The goddess of courage that created life). Before they departed, they also created the Triforce and gave it to the goddess Hylia for safekeeping. The Triforce embodies the three goddesses virtues, Power (the top piece), Wisdom (the bottom left piece), and Courage (the bottom right piece) and will grant a wish to anyone who has a balance all three of these traits.

So that's creation. Remember these names because you'll hear them again many times.

The timeline according to Hyrule Hystoria:

Skyward Sword

Minish Cap

Four Swords

Ocarina of Time (Here's where it splits)




Order of release:

The Legend of Zelda (NES 1986).

The Adventure of Link (NES 1988).

A Link to the Past (SNES 1991).

Link's Awakening (Game Boy 1993).

Ocarina of Time (N64 1998).

Majora's Mask (N64 2000).

Oracle of Ages & Oracle of Seasons (Game Boy Color 2001 - The canceled third game was called Mystical Seed of Courage).

Four Swords (and Link to the Past re-release) (GBA 2002).

The Wind Waker (Tech demo showed realistic Zelda in 2001 and game released 2002 on Gamecube).

Four Sword Adventures (Gamecube 2004).

The Minish Cap (GBA 2004 'Japan' -2005 'Europe').

Twilight Princess (Wii 2006).

Phantom Hourglass (DS 2007).

Spirit Tracks (DS 2009).

Skyward Sword (Wii 2009).

A Link Between Worlds (3DS 2013).

Tri Force Heroes (3DS 2015).

Breath of the Wild (Switch 2017).


Important Characters:











Important sub-characters:




Important Items:


Master Sword

Ocarina of Time

Wind Waker

Majora's Mask


Important Sub-items:

These are items that are constantly seen in the games but not necessarily important to the story

Bow and Arrow/Light Arrows




Power Glove/Titan's Mitt





Key/Master Key

Magic and Rods

  • Din's Fire
  • Farore's Wind
  • Nayru's Love
  • Fire Rod
  • Ice Rod
  • Tornado Rod
  • Sand Rod
  • Bombos Medallion
  • Ether Medallion
  • Quake Medallion



September 18th, 2019    

Ep 135: Streamers vs The Anti-Boob Police (and weird food!)

 Death, Is there an App for that?  Countdown?

The Russo Brothers form their own Studio, AGBO, throw some shade on Sony's ability to recreate Feige's magic

Paul Rudd's role in the ghostbusters movie? It's described by Dan Akroyd here

Comic Book News

Lois Lane becomes a White House Press secretary, too real?

Twitch streamer banned for... cosplaying? Quqco Banned?

Seinfeld fans rejoice! The old episodes are coming back to Netflix! In 4k! The Show About Nothing

Batwoman and her love that might be worth saving. See the trailer here! Batwoman Trailer

Seeing the Jojo Rabbit trailer again just makes me want to see it more, check it out. Jojo Rabbit trailer

Margot Robbie is... Tank...Girl?

Ms. Monopoly is real... Yeah. Buy It Here!

Final Fantasy VII has a "Classic" option. Traditional Turn Based Returns! Also... the new trailer is unbelievably gorgeous. And by the new trailer, I mean Aerith.

Borderlands 3. The Good. The Bad. The Guns?

Castle Crashers Remastered is hitting PS4 and Switch soon! Castle Crashers Remastered

Let's talk about the courage it takes to eat the unknown!

September 11th, 2019    

Ep 134 - SNIKT The best at what he does

Why did they not show us (U.S.) the new Gotham City Sirens trailer? Gotham City Sirens trailer, in Romanian...

Let's talk about NBA 2K20... NBA 2K what?

Do you call it the X button or the Cross button? Cross vs X

End of Batman/Superman #1, Could Shazam stab Superman with an Nth metal Batarang? Click Here to See!

Two guys kiss in a comic book - Deploy the police! (in Rio) (Wiccan and Hulkling)

Eevee Tamagotchis exist. Buy It Here!

Dark Crystal Age of Resistance is out!!! Watch Here! EASTER EGG! Labyrinth baby is actually the puppet designer for Dark Crystal

Disenchantment Season 2 is coming out September 20th and Watchmen is October 20th

Stan Lee is getting his own street in the Bronx! Stan St?

Crunchyroll is now majority investor in Viz Media! Powers Combining!

Will Smith is Brilliance! Brilliance

Did America miss out on NeZha? This Looks Amazing!

Do I want the Lego Star Destroyer? Yes... Do I want to pay $700 for it? No. 4784 Pieces!

Last of Us Part 2 has a media event September 24th... more footage should be coming! Last of Us 2 Media Event

Project REsistance seems like it's a Left 4 Dead/Asymmetrical Multiplayer survival game. Project REsistance Trailer

Disney allegedly threatens legal action to cancel a panel at FanX with Hayden and McDiarmed, is Hayden coming back?

Patents reveal possible new type of Joycon!

75% of streamers say they plan on subscribing to "none" of the new streaming services according to this poll.


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September 4th, 2019    

Ep 133 - Glitter Batman is Better with David Rosen

Everyone is talking about The Joker, what does it mean for superhero movies?

Carnival Row is out!  Watch it on Amazon.  It's only been a few days so we'll avoid spoilers

A reminder, The Witcher is coming soon!  Some time in Q4

Netflix is starting to release some shows weekly again instead of binging - The Great British Baking Show (Collection 7).  Is this the beginning? Would we put up with it?

Hulk becomes "The Breaker of Worlds" after the heat death of the universe- What the hell is going on with the Immortal Hulk

DC reveals how The Batman Who Laughs takes out the Justice League, and it's rated crazy

Berlanti Arrowverse shows are coming to audio format, starting with the Flash, by Serial Box.  Arrow and Supergirl are next

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3's first paid DLC teased, Curse of the Vampire!  Next up is the X-men and the Fantastic Four.

Dave Bautista FINALLY gets his wish and he's now going to be a playable character in Gears 5, but the name bothers James, why? BAuTISTA

Final Fantasy VIII remastered is out now! Is it worth it? FFVII Remastered

Playstation Plus games this month are Arkham Knight and Darksiders 3 a decidedly huge jump from the last two months free game selection.

James and Rich's review of Wu Assassins and The Boys.

We did confirm that even though Disney+ will be on Hulu, there will be no commercials and not even an option to have to pay for commercial-free. No commercials for Disney! Woot!


To listen to David Rosen's music, check out his music here.

Thoughts on video game composing?

Favorite composer that's not John Williams?

Would Paul Rudd be a good composer?

What would you like to do as your dream project?

What's a day in the life at work like? 

What would you have liked to have been on?

Can a good movie or game be ruined by a bad soundtrack?

What would your top 5 songs be to the soundtrack of David Rosen

What's YOUR podcast about and where can we listen to it?


The David Rosen podcast:

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