BlizzCon 2017 Announcements And News: New Overwatch Character, WoW Classic, Hearthstone, And More
This year's BlizzCon has finally arrived, which means there's a multitude of news for some of Blizzard's biggest games. From the new Overwatch character reveal to the announcement of the new World of Warcraft expansion.
Orville Renewed for Ssn 2
Star Trek Discovery Renewed for Ssn 2
Punisher series begins streaming November 17th
The Lion King is one of the most anticipated live-action remakes from Disney's classic catalog; it will follow in the footsteps of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, and Maleficent. Jon Favreau, who also directed the reboot of The Jungle Book, will use CGI and green screen to bring the 1994 animated movie to life.
Funko Unveils Classic James Bond Pops
Zachary Levi Will Play DCs Shazam
Do you think Levi can pull off Shazam? Let us know:
Can’t lie to you folks, it’s a short one this week. What had happened as, we all went and saw Blade Runner and really wanted to talk about that, plus it was a slow news week. Tony did check out Anime Weekend Atlanta for the first time ever, and his Netflix bill went up.
AIM is shutting down after 20 years
It’s a sad moment: AIM, AOL’s long-running instant messenger service that was core to many people’s first social experiences on the internet, will shut down once and for all on December 15th. AOL announced the shutdown today, acknowledging that people now communicate in new ways online, so AIM is no longer needed.
Netflix is raising prices
Netflix is raising two of its pricing tiers for US subscribers beginning next month, Mashable reports. The standard tier, which allows subscribers to watch on two screens at once, will be bumped up from $9.99 to $10.99 per month. The premium tier, which is available in Ultra HD and allows users to watch on up to four screens, will go up from $11.99 to $13.99. The Basic $7.99 per month plan will remain the same.
Bob’s Burger’s will have a movie musical in 2020
Coming off an Emmy win for best animated series, Bob’s Burgers will be make its way to the big screen in a full-length musical movie. Show creator Loren Bouchard and Stacey Snider, the head of Fox Film, just announced that the movie will be released summer 2020 (July 17, to be exact).
NYCC comic con cancels punisher panel after Las Vegas shooting
A New York story to the blood and bone, Marvel’s The Punisher has just canceled its October 7 panel at New York Comic-Con after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
“We are stunned and saddened by this week’s senseless act in Las Vegas,” Netflix and Marvel said in a joint statement today. “After careful consideration, Netflix and Marvel have decided it wouldn’t be appropriate for Marvel’s The Punisher to participate in New York Comic-Con,” the companies added of the gun and violence heavy Jon Bernthal starring series. “Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and those affected by this tragedy.”
Pauley Perrette leaving NCIS
The 48-year-old confirmed rumors she is exiting the CBS series after 16 years. She played forensic scientist Abby Sciuto.
So it is true that I am leaving NCIS after this season,” Perrette announced on Twitter Wednesday morning.
She continued, “There have been all kinds of false stories as to why (NO I DON’T HAVE A SKIN CARE LINE AND NO MY NETWORK AND SHOW ARE NOT MAD AT ME!).”
Overwatch Halloween Event kicks off
Overwatch’s 2017 Halloween Terror event is set to begin on October 10 and will have a selection of new themed character skins for players to earn. Thus far developer Blizzard has only officially revealed new skins for Reaper and McCree, but images of a few more appear to have leaked via Facebook.
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We get our third actor to play the web crawler in 15 years, is Spider-Man Homecoming just more of the same, or is it worth seeing? Casey is excited about the release of DoomFist on Overwatch, and that’s NOT just because he accidentally ingested some caffeine. Tony is the only one excited about the possibility that Amelia Earhart may of been found by the Japanese, and no one was excited by Garfleid, which Betty watched so you don’t have to.
Also, we’re back from 221B Con (you know, where we interviewed Curtis Armstrong) and we have a few stories to tell. A small movie called Star Wars The Last Jedi released a new teaser. Also in this episode we chat about Overwatch, Josh Brolin, Dumbledore, the new Thor trailer, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, a new Watchmen movie, and Naruto.
Earlier this month we reported on a new Overwatch character entering the public test forum. NO IT’S NOT DOOMFIST! It’s Orisa, the Robot Centaur tank. Well, your patience has been rewarded as she is available for play starting today! One caveat: in order to work out the kinks and give players time to adjust, she will not be added to competitive play just yet. I’m perfectly okay with that, I just want to unleash some robot horse fury on some people.
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Backlash grows over Disney’s gay ‘Beauty and the Beast’ character
The backlash over a gay character appearing in Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is rising, putting an Alabama theater and Russian government officials on common ground. A Henagar, Ala., drive-in has canceled plans to screen Beauty, while the Russian government is considering banning the film following revelations that the character LeFou, played by Josh Gad, is gay. Representatives of the Henagar Drive-In announced Thursday on Facebook that the theater won’t show Beauty when it’s released March 17 because Disney is “premiering their first homosexual character.”
Overwatch’s hero roster just got a bit bigger with the addition of Orisa, who Blizzard announced today as the latest character to join its popular team-based competitive shooter. Orisa marks the third character to be added to the game post-launch, following the release of Ana last summer and Sombra in the fall. Source: http://geekversus.com/new-overwatch-player-entered-match/
What Song Was Named Australia’s Favorite Sex Jam?
The streaming giant compiled a list of Australia’s Top 10 sex jams by scouring playlists with the word “sex” in their title. Tracks by Kings of Leon, The Weeknd and Ginuwine all appear in the list, but comfortably behind William’s composition from the original Star Wars film. Spotify said Williams “Cantina Band”song takes out the number one spot on the top sexy time playlists by a landslide.
Check out the full Top 10 below.
Cantina Band – John Williams
Birthday Sex – Jeremih
Sex (Cheat Codes X Kris Kross Amsterdam) – Cheat Codes
If you listen to the Geek Versus Week podcast at all, you know Betty and Casey are gonna go on and on about any Overwatch news… but who am I kidding, I’m gonna have to check out Orisa when she comes out!
Overwatch ’s hero roster just got a bit bigger with the addition of Orisa, who Blizzard announced today as the latest character to join its popular team-based competitive shooter. Orisa marks the third character to be added to the game post-launch, following the release of Ana last summer and Sombra in the fall.
Look at this cool computer! It sure makes this guy laugh and laugh. Hes such a cool guy, he even takes notes with pen and paper and has need for a desk lamp because computers dont define him. Except… if I could make one request.
Split is a 2016 American psychological horror film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film stars James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy and Betty Buckley. The story follows a man with 23 different personalities who kidnaps three girls. However this week we do something we’ve never done on the show before. We discuss a movie none of us have seen. It’s a geek emergency, and we explain why. We save this for the end as it will contain spoilers.
Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam to get standalone DC film
What’s with DC’s fixation on making bad guys the star of its movies? First, it was Deadshot and the rest of the Suicide Squad. Now, DC is giving Dwayne Johnson his own movie as Black Adam, who was originally slated to appear in Shazam. Shazam doesn’t yet have a director, a script, or even a star, it has a villain played by Johnson. DC apparently thought it would be a great idea to split Shazam into two movies. Eventually, this will bring Shazam and Black Adam together in one epic showdown. More…
Voltron Season 2 Available NOW on Netflix.
Voltron: Legendary Defender is an American animated web television series produced by DreamWorks Animation and World Events Productions and animated by Studio Mir. V:LD is a reboot of both the Beast King GoLion anime series and the Voltron franchise. The animation is a mix of anime-influenced traditional animation for characters and background and CGI for Voltron action sequences. The first season premiered on Netflix on June 10, 2016 and consisted of 11 episodes. (Wikipedia)
Bruce Campbell To Host & Produce Horror Competition Reality Series
Horror-comedy star (and Comic-Con royalty) Bruce Campbell has teamed with King Of The Nerds executive producers Craig Armstrong and Rick Ringbakk of 5X5 Media for a horror-themed, off-beat comedic competition series project. Tentatively titled Bruce Campbell’s Horrified it is being shopped to networks. Additionally, the series is envisioned as a celebration of horror fans through a comedic and irreverent lens. With this in mind it, is being compared to TBS’ King Of The Nerds. More…
All this and more on Episode 117 of the Geek Versus Week podcast.