Cheap Date: Nov 14th
Hello, world. Hopefully you have taken a break from playing Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 long enough to swing by for another edition of Cheap Date. Each week, I will recommend $30 worth of nerdy entertainment for you to enjoy because we all know how difficult it can become to save your money.
Hit the jump for this week’s recommendations.
Cheap Date: Sept 19th (Late Edition)
Wow, I’m late on this one. You can blame me for getting sucked into Pandora and being a vault hunter.
Usually on Cheap Date, I offer a few suggestion for nerd entertainment that will cost you $30. But last week, instead of Cheap Date, I posted about PAX and told everyone to save their money for this week. So this week I will give you two options; A will be for those that saved from last week and B for those that only have the $30. Enjoy!
CYaN Podcast Episode 19: Fall Video Game Special
Good morning, world. This one is coming to you a little late especially since I’m still a little burnt out/drunk from PAX, but this was recorded last week. Ricky and me talk about all the new video games coming out this Fall, although some of that information may be outdated due to PAX. Hope you still enjoy listening to it.
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Cheap Date: August 29th
Good afternoon. Before I head off to PAX this weekend, I wanted to share my recommendations for your nerdy entertainment. All of my recommendations will add up to be no more than $30 here on Cheap Date. Hopefully, I can lead you into the right purchasing decisions.
Hit the jump for my list of goodies.
CYaN Podcast Episode 12: Orel Messed With My Mouth
Welcome to the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast; where your hosts Danny and Ricky will talk about this week’s topics. Of course, this week was San Diego Comic Con and we were left with a lot of surprises and bits of news. The news include all the upcoming Marvel Studios movies, Neil Gaiman and Sandman, and a few different Kickstarter projects
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Walking Dead Season 3 Trailer
Coming off reading the landmark issue #100 of the comic, this trailer made me want to go back to the good old days. So many small moments int his trailer that tease classic events of the comic, but plenty of it feels different and refreshing. Take a look here. Be warned, there may be spoilers to some events.
The most ominous aspect of this season is the tagline.
Fight the dead. Fear the living.
Season 3 is coming October 14th.
CYan Podcast Episode 11: Credit Where Credit’s Due
Hope you enjoyed your fireworks for the 4th. This week; Danny and Ricky go into movie trailers (only a couple this time!), some Halo 4 news from RTX, comic book news and guess for Walking Dead #100, not to mention we talk everything about the Amazing Spider-Man movie.
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Cheap Date: June 20th
Welcome back to another Cheap Date! If this is your first time to this weekly article, I recommend some nerdy media for you to spend your money on. Great thing about my recommendations is that everything added together will be under $30. A lot for your week worth’s of entertainment.
Games – $15
Quantum Conundrum is a new PC game coming this week from Airtight Games, most notable Kim Swift who previously worked on the original Portal. You definitely get the aloofness of Portal in this game, but instead of portals you now have to deal with different dimensions. Each dimensions have different physics and you have to puzzle out how to unlock the room. Again, this all sounds very familiar if you have played a certain Valve game. Honestly, it looks like they are hammering that fact but I would easily drop $15 for another game just as good as Portal.
Comics – $12
If you are not reading the Saga series by the fantastic team of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, then you are missing out one of the most interesting series to come out and it is early enough to catch up on everything. In Saga #4, we visit the planet Sextillion. This is where I would hypothetically drop the mic and walk off stage, at least for this part.
Another one from Image Comics is Walking Dead #99. The wildly popular zombie series is coming to a milestone with issue #100 already titles Lucille, but before that we need to find out what else happens after a gruesome death from the last issue. My honest assessment is that they might finally “clear out” this cast and start anew with #100, but we still need to wait and see.
Coming from Marvel Comics, Greg Rucka is continuing to reinvigorate Frank Castle in Punisher #12. This issue comes after the fallout of, the Daredevil/Spider-Man/Punisher crossover, The Omega Effect. Now Frank is hunting a former ally. How far will he really go?
While John Constantine may be trouncing around in the regular DC Universe, the more mature version continues his Vertigo series in Hellblazer #292. This one-shot advertises some great tropes as Constantine and his wife watch a werewolf movie only to have memories of sexual urges stirred. Not many books can combine horror and the paranormal like the Hellblazer books can.
TV – FREE!
A brand new season of Futurama begins with an hour-long premiere tonight. One of the most clever and fun shows on air, continues entertaining fans with their second chance at life. Seriously, watch Futurama and support good television.