Episode 72 - Marvel Kills Major Character, NES relaunch, Pokemon Go! News
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Welcome to episode 72 of Geek Bytes Podcast.
I’m Ramon Mejia……Edgar is off preparing for his first child so I’m flying solo today.
Every podcast we bring you the roundup of the week’s best Geek and Tech news, then we discuss that news and anything else we’re interested in that week.
In Geek News this week, we’ll talk about Pokemon Go! News, Nintendo’s NES relaunch, the major character Marvel killed off, and much much more..
In our discussion section, I’ll be giving you my brief review of the Ghostbusters reboot
Now let’s Begin our show with Geek News
We begin with…
Pokemon Go! News
Made over $14 Million dollars since launch
Nintendo stock jumps $9 Billion dollars
Launched in Europe and Parts of Asia, still no Japan launch.
New Features Promised by Niantic
PvP, Trading Pokemon, Better Gym Battles
Pokemon Go! On a drone
Cops Called, Eggs Thrown At Hundreds Of Pokémon Go Players In Sydney
Legendary Pictures in talks to make Live Action Pokemon movie
Nintendo Relaunches NES
The NES Classic Edition is a pint-sized recreation of the original NES, complete with HDMI outputs and a healthy offering of 30 built-in games that appeared on the original system. The games list is full of hits, and obviously favors Nintendo properties heavily:
The system bundle comes with a single NES-style controller and will be priced at $59.99 when it hits retailers on Nov. 11. Additional controllers will be priced at $9.99 each.
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Donkey Kong Jr.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Ghosts' N Ghoblins
Mega Man 2
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Wally West /Kid Flash pictures
In anticipation of The Flash's third season debut on October 4th, The CW has given us our first look at Keiynan Lonsdale suited up as Kid Flash.
The Aussie actor made his debut as Wally West in Season 2, however this is the first time we've seen him in costume. While Wally's never had any superpowers on the show, his abilities and new persona might have something to do with Barry's manipulation of time in The Flash's Season 2 finale.
Universal looks to cast Frankenstein
Starting next year, Universal Studios is rebooting their classic Monsters movies into one cinematic universe. The Mummy with Tom Cruise is filming, Russell Crowe is Dr. Jekyll, and Johnny Depp is rumored to be the Invisible Man. Now we may also have Frankenstein’s monster.
Variety reports that Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem, best known for his terrifying turn as Anton Chigurh in No Country For Old Men, is in talks to play the non-titular role.
Marvel Kills of Your Favorite Super Heroes
Bruce Banner Murdered by Hawkeye
The latest Marvel story arc, ‘Civil War 2’, has killed off some fan favorite characters like, Rhodey/War Machine. Now you can add former Hulk alter ego Bruce Banner to that list.
Some inhuman gets the power to predict the future and he tells everyone Bruce is going to Hulk out and kill everyone. Superheroes are split and they confront him at his lab. While they’re discussing whether to arrest Bruce for what he may do, he’s killed by an arrow shot by Hawkeye. The story is told from the perspective of an incarcerated Hawkeye.
X-Men fade away
Marvel has been phasing out ‘mutants’ and the X-Men over the last year and replacing them with ‘inhuman’ superheroes. Now someone has leaked the new Marvel lineup of comics and with the exception of a small 6 run series Death of X, there are no X titles.
Marvel X-Men TV show
Marvel TV and 20th Century Fox will team up for a new X-Men based pilot on FOX. The series, untitled and without any specific characters mentioned in the announcement, will be an "action-adventure" with two human parents whose child develops mutant powers. "Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive," the press release reads.
The series is a joint production between the two companies, with Fox's Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, and Matt Nix joining Marvel's Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory as the production staff. Nix (Burn Notice, APB) will lead creative production.
That’s it for Geek News
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Now onto our Discussion section
In our discussion section we talk about anything we find interesting that doesn’t fit in with the News section. This week we’re talking about…
The Ghostbusters Reboot
That’s it for the show.
Thanks for watching and listening.
For the Geek Bytes Podcast I’m Ramon Mejia and I’m Edgar Acosta. Now Go Geek out about something.
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