By Matthew Esposito
Last week I was reading IGN’s Rage review, which received an 8.5 from Charles Onyett, when I noticed the comments at the bottom of the review. Many of the comments were harassing IGN for their score stating that it should have received a 9 yet they had not played it. Furthermore, many were also confused on whether they should buy it or not. Seriously? Underneath the 8.5 is the word “Great.” Why would you not want to play a game that is great? Sure, cost is certainly a factor with many more AAA titles still to be released, but the issue is deeper here; most people just look at the score and do not read the review.
The Nerd’s Eye View crew reviews 50/50, and one of them just wasn’t impressed. Andrew and Matt go over the news in video games, including some Arkham City talk. Thom and Andrew delve into Community Fantasy League discussion. The CBYHS theme for the week is “Body Part/Anatomy in the title” and it sure is a head-scratcher. The three trailers for Trailer Trash are John Dies at the End (2012), The 3 R’s (Oct 20), and Being Elmo: A Puppeteers Journey (N/A). And at the end are three more entries for Guess the Ending. Be sure to check our blogs out at nevpodcast.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Send us your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thom watches Planet of the Apes(the real story is how) and continues with Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop. Andrew finds two things wrong with the title of Naked Lunch, wonders if Marge is a better lead to A Streetcar Named Desire and ponders what is happening in Revolver. Matt goes to Metropolis and finds it grand, gets Lost In Translation with Scarlett Johansson and meets some Strangers on a Train. In the news, Arrested Devlopment might be getting big and small screen treatments. Also, box office top ten, new releases and birthdays with a special birthday themed song parody by Thom. Check it all out at nevpodcast.com and send us things at email@example.com
By Matthew EspositoWell, not technology itself, but those who create it. Now I know what you are thinking, am I tremendously ill and thus not thinking coherently? Or maybe the mad scientist Rotawang has created a replica robot of myself and inserted that statement into my blog! Admittedly, a robot that could take my place at work while I do my best impersonation of Leisure Suit Larry would be amazing, yet in actuality it would be plagued by software errors that it would spoil my Larry Laffer adventures; which leads me to my blog.
We review Killer Elite, the latest from Jason Statham and Clive Owen. Then, Matt and Andrew talk about new video game releases, including Civilization V Game of the Year Edition. Andrew and Thom introduce a new weekly fixture, where they recap the happenings in Community Fantasy League. CBYHS is more of the same, with the theme of “Color in the title.” The three trailers are Twixt(TBA), Goon(TBA), and J. Edgar(11/9). A new twist in Guess the Ending means three different movies get guessed, including Courageous, Sarah Palin: You Betcha!, and What’s Your Number?. Check out nevpodcast.com to see our blog posts and tell us what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt watches The Wild Bunch and beats Thom to watching Hesher. Thom indulges in another Refn film, Valhalla Rising. Thom also watches some new TV shows, like 2 Broke Girls. Andrew is up to 388 movies, and talks about Desperado, Wet Hot American Summer, Westworld, and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Also the Box Office Top Ten, New Releases, and Birthdays. Check out Nerd’s Eye View every Tuesday and Thursday and read our blogs at nevpodcast.com. Send us your thoughts at email@example.com
We open the show with a review of Drive, starring Ryan Gosling. Then Matt and Andrew talk about the newest video game releases(can anyone figure out why Andrew is on British time?). Thom loaned Andrew “Potty Mouth” by Doug Benson and they talk about that. Also, Thursday is always Game Day! The CBYHS theme for the week is “Based on Literature.” The trailers for Trailer Trash(or Treasure!) are Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Shut Up Little Man: An Audio Misadventure, and Berlin 36. Also we guess the ending for Killer Elite. Come back on Tuesday to download the newest episode and check out our blogs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at nevpodcast.com. Send us your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thom talks about TV shows he was excited about, including Ringer, Free Agents, and Whitney. Andrew watched some mediocre films such as Doc Hollywood and I Was a Male War Bride. The big news, besides some Emmy results, is about Netflix’s decision to become two seperate companies. Stay tuned until the end to hear a special Birthday song requested by Kevin Mastron set to Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz. Tell us what you think at email@example.com and read our blogs at nevpodcast.com
by Matthew Esposito
Apple bugs me. No, not apples with bugs in them, but Apple computers; although bug infested apples might be just as unsettling. Regardless, I have never been a fan of the computer manufacturer. Sure, when I was a child I wanted a Mac to print out unmarked checks and subsequently rub up next to Karen Duffy like Preston Waters in Blank Check, but then again, what boy did not want that?
Nerd’s Eye View opens this episode with a review of Colombiana. Then Andrew and Matt go over the new video game releases, focusing on Gunstringer and God of War: Origins. Today’s CBYHS theme is “Man” or “Woman” in the title, watch out for how Thom bends that rule. Today’s trailers are The Artist(11/23), Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence(N/A) and Blackthorne(10/7). Stay tuned until the end to hear how everyone thinks Drive will end. Please check out our blog posts on Tumblr through nevpodcast.com and send us your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org