Saturday, March 23, 2024

This could be HUGE! | Week In Nerdom


This could be HUGE!




Shadows Fall - Sounds like we will be getting that new album SOON-ish. Brian told WSOU 89.5 FM that there might be a different release strategy this time around since there is no label pressure. So far the band claims to have around 6 or 7 new tunes recorded so far, with a vinyl planned in the end. 

New Music/Video

Sebastian Bach - “Everybody Bleeds” Really cool bass tone. Kinda what you would expect from an 80s icon. “Child Within the Man” record to release May 10.

Vended - The Far Side Griffin Taylor and Simon Crahan’s father’s influence is showing a bit here. But less so than in previous outings. These kids just keep getting better.

Dead Icarus - Ad Infernum Newest single from the EP with the same title.

Burton C Bell - Anti-Droid Slow burn compared to his previous work.

Eminem - Doomsday 2 SO SHORT?!!

Immortal Disfigurement - Showcase OV Phlegm CJ does what he does VERY DAMN WELL! Glad to see that the drama has been sorted for this release at leat. Exercising their melodic side

Zao - Croatoan New live album “Live From the Church.” Definitely a different ZAO than I remember. A little more POST-metal influence it seems. Lots of layers and atmosphere.

Avenged Sevenfold - Cosmic This is more what I would expect from the guys at this point in their career.


He Is Legend - May 3 in Philadelphia, PA through June 8th in Columbia South Carolina. Support from Codeseven, The Seafloor Cinema, and Johnny Booth on the last few. 

Hatebreed - 30th anniversary tour featuring  Carcass, Harms Way, and Crypta. Sept 26 in Portland Maine through Oct 27 in Norfolk Virginia. 

Reg ‘ol News

Journey - “Don’t Stop Believin” recognized by Forbes as the biggest song of all time. The RIAA has certified the song 18x PLATINUM! 

Pantera - Live album? Charlie Benante says there have been conversations. 

Slipknot - Anders Colsefni has re-recorded the original release from the band with a new line-up, as a tribute to the memories of Paul and Joey. 


He Is Legend - White Bat - He is Legend is an American hard rock/heavy metal band from Wilmington, North Carolina, formed in the late 1990s but settled on the name "He Is Legend" in 2003. The band's lineup is front man Schuylar Croom, guitarist Adam Tanbouz, bassist Matty Williams, and drummer Jesse Shelley



Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol 1 - Konami is going to be patching the games in order to update the visuals. 

Overwatch 2 - All heroes will be available for free starting in season 10. No release date yet. 


Animal Well - Metroidvania style game from Videogamedunkey’s production studio Big Mode. Releasing on May 9th.

Reg ‘ol News

TikTok - The US Bill to divest the company from ByteDance has passed. 

Mr Beast - Getting a new game show on Amazon Prime. 1000 contestants competing for $5M. Taking his time so as to NOT embarrass the creator space. SUPER AWESOME! 

Apex Legends - The North American finals of the Apex official Esports tournament had to be post-poned due to hacks. But not just any hacks, but Kernel level Easy Anti-Cheat hacks, the very same that LTT have been warning us about for some time at this point. 

Nvidia - In their press event on Monday CEO Jensen Huang revealed the next step in AI focused GPUs. The GH200 chip is four times more powerful than Nvidia's previous H100. When incorporated into Nvidia's new DGX GV100 system, the GH200 can achieve 30 times better inference performance at 25 times lower energy consumption compared to previous systems.It enables running large language models (LLMs) with up to 27 trillion parameters, surpassing the cutting-edge GPT-4 model's 1.7 trillion parameters. 

Apple VS Google - Apple wants to use Google's AI technology, called Gemini, to power upcoming generative AI features in iOS 18, which is expected to release this year. The official announcement of just what exactly the deal is going to be is said to be happening at WWDC in June. 

Snapdragon - Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 as a more affordable alternative to its flagship 8 Gen 3 chip. While less powerful, the 8s Gen 3 retains most key features and introduces an updated CPU and on-device generative AI support. Positioned between the budget and premium tiers, it succeeds last year's 7 Plus Gen 2 chip. However, Qualcomm's confusing naming conventions for its processors continue to lack clarity. 



Comic Books/Books


X-Men - Marvel Comics announces three new titles with new creative teams which includes Jed MacKay and Ryan Stegman on X-Men, Gail Simone and David Marquez on Uncanny X-Men, and Eve L. Ewing and Carmen Carnero on Exceptional X-Men. Announced at SXSW X-Men: Krakoa is no more… but the X-Men fight on! From their new base in Alaska, the X-Men raise a flag of defiance! Join Cyclops, Beast, Magneto, Psylocke, Kid Omega, Temper (formerly Oya), Magik and Juggernaut as they assemble against new forces, battling for the destiny and philosophy of the mutant species. Mutant business is their business. Uncanny X-Men: Outlaw heroes once again, the X-Men embark on a new mission! Making themselves at home in the Big Easy, the X-Men protect a world that hates and fears them! Join Rogue, Gambit, Nightcrawler, Jubilee, and Wolverine on explosive super hero adventures. Uncanny as ever, the X-Men are back to saving the day mutant-style! Exceptional X-Men: Mutantkind’s two greatest teachers mold the next generation of X-Men! Kate Pryde has returned home to Chicago following the war with Orchis. Having stepped away from the world of mutantdom, she is nevertheless called back into action as she crosses paths with a trio of new young mutants, Bronze, Axo, and Melee, who clearly need training and guidance. Unfortunately for Kate, Emma Frost thinks so as well!

The art looks like the powers that be at Marvel are trying to shrug off some of the socio-political agenda from the recent past.

Reg ‘ol News

Space Ghost - Dynamite Comics has secured the rights for the good old talk-show host. But the serious version. From the team of David Prepose (Punisher) and Jonathan Lau (Vampirella Strikes), Dynamite’s new series looks like it’s taking an edgier turn than the Hanna-Barbera cartoon that befits its period, and the studio’s tongue-in-cheek style. 


Joker Year One - a four-part written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Andrea Sorrentino, and Stefano Nesi, chronicling the origin of the Joker.

Episodic Shows


Marvel on Disney+ - Wonder Man and Ironheart, both, are in active production. It seems that neither has been canceled like rumors have suggested previously. 

AHS: Delicate - Part 2 returns April 3rd. 

The Bear - renewed for a 4th season before season 3 ever airs.


Suicide Squad Isakai - still looks good! Still no specific release, just sometime this year.

Black Mirror - Season 7 confirmed for 2025 on Netflix. This season will have a sequel to the USS Callister from season 4.

X-Men 97 - previously on… 

Fallout - April 11 the FULL season. 

Acolyte - 

Interview with the Vampire - season 2 May 12.


Invincible - adult animated superhero television series created by Robert Kirkman for Amazon Prime Video. Based on the Image Comics series of the same name by Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley, the show follows 17-year-old Mark Grayson and his transformation into a superhero under the guidance of his father Omni-Man, also known as Nolan Grayson, the most powerful superhero on the planet.



Scream - Neve Campbell to return to the franchise for the next installment. Said to have increased their offer to keep her involved. This comes after Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega have each left the project for different reasons. 

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron - Patty Jenkins says she is back on the project.

The American Society of Magical Negroes - Opens to $1.3M.

Venom 3 - Venom: The Last Dance subtitle announced.


The Crow - looks better than that initial image suggested… though by how much remains to be seen.

Rebel Moon Part Two: The Scargiver - Lots more non-sabre action it would seem.

Furiosa - in theaters May 24.

Reg ‘ol News

Teen Titans - New movie announced. Ana Nogueira will write the script who is also writing the screenplay for the Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow movie starring Millie Alcock for Gunn’s DCU. 

Popeye - Live-action movie reboot happening. Chemin Entertainment and King Features are putting the budget together to get behind a screenplay written by Michael Caleo. 

Poohniverse - Producer Scott Chambers is putting together a horror movie universe. Blood and Honey 2, Bambi: The Reckoning, Peter Pan: Neverland Nightmare, Pinocchio: Unstrung, Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble. 


Ricky Stanicky - a 2024 American comedy film directed by Peter Farrelly. The film stars Zac Efron, Jermaine Fowler, Andrew Santino, Lex Scott Davis, Anja Savcic, Jeff Ross, William H. Macy, and John Cena.

Rumor Mill


Ryan Gosling MCU - Said to have signed on for Ghost Rider or Dr Doom.

New Rumors

Moon Knight - Oscar Isaac not returning to play Marc Spector. Not because of scheduling or anythings, but because the new Fist of Khonshu is said to be Blade.

Eternals 2 - Canceled? Or possibly just morphed into X-Men movie?

Henry Cavill - ANOTHER new rumor. Sounds familiar. This one has him as a VARIANT of Wolverine for the Deadpool movie. NOT as the MCU’s new Wolverine.

James Bond - Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) is reportedly signing the deal to become 007.

Meta Quest 3 - Alleged leaks about Meta's upcoming Quest 3 virtual reality headset surfaced last week, with conflicting details emerging. Initial leaks seemed to depict a budget-friendly "Quest 3 Lite" without augmented reality capabilities. However, more recent alleged screenshots from an internal Meta meeting showed a headset with a front-facing camera array and marketing focused on "mixed reality," suggesting augmented reality features. The authenticity of these leaks remains uncertain, as the level of detail in the latter leak has raised doubts about its legitimacy, given the potential legal risks of leaking internal documents.

Foldable Phones - Leaks suggest Samsung will cater to different segments of the foldable phone market with its upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 6, offering both a budget version around $800 and a high-end model, with the former making compromises like no S Pen support and a smaller battery. Meanwhile, an unconfirmed roadmap points to Apple joining the foldable fray in 2026 with its own foldable iPhone, which is expected to carry a premium price tag higher than Samsung's budget offering.

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