GR2 Weekly- 12 July 2015 Edition

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12 July 2015

Greetings and a most pleasant evening to you!  This is Richard “Azzy” Englebert here.  It’s pretty much time for yet another blogisode of GR2 Weekly!  While it was nice to see all the news coming from SDCC, it really made me wish I could be there.  One thing is for sure, though.  That convention is for sure on my Bucket List and I will make it there one of these years.  You can bet on that.  While SDCC was by and far the center of the Geek World, there was plenty of action elsewhere. Amongst some of the more rage-inducing events, Voice Actress Shannon Burgess was found dead in her home after being reported missing in November, (now former) funnyman Jim Carey has seemingly joined the Anti-Vaxxer movement, Daybreak Games got hit with a DDoS attack by some Lizard Squad members (or at least sympathizers), people here in the West mistook a bad translation of a Japanese Fire Emblem game as “homophobic” and the turmoil in Reddit continues as their interim CEO, Ellen Pao had resigned.

But on a better note, we got to see a brand-new trailer for the upcoming MLP: Equestria Girls movie, my hometown of Green Bay, Wisconsin has a new convention in October called Titletown Comic and Entertainment Expo, the trailer for the upcoming Ash Vs. Evil Dead tv series looks (Literally) bloody awesome, Shout Factory is bringing another Super Sentai series stateside for dvd release and there will eventually be a Giant Robot battle between the USA and Japan.

Geek Rant of the Week

I’ve blogged about some pretty messed up s**t before, but this incident of “bro culture” levels really takes the crap cake.  In a featured article on Kotaku, an unnamed 23-year old dude in Germany and his buddy about a year ago were up late playing some video games when his girlfriend came home (seemingly) asking him and his bro to chill out so she could get a quiet night’s rest.  She got that rest she asked for alright.

But it was due to drinking a tea the boyfriend prepared that was laced with a knockout drug.

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So they (assumingly) resumed their gaming session and it was a pretty potent drug, as the gal in question slept until Noon the next day.  The offender in question was eventually brought to court by (the long-since the incidect) ex-girlfriend.  While he did get punished, he sadly only got fined €500 with no jail time whatsoever.  Dude basically got a slap on the wrist.  Considering he could have very easily killed her with that, the fact he only got a small fine is an absolute atrocity.  Douchebaggery of this scale deserves something much harsher.  I think forcing the bro to be subjected to an Uwe Boll movie marathon would be a fitting punishment.  Damnit, Germany.  Get your s**t together!

Geek Raves of the Week

I think we need TWO news tales of Epic Win proportions to get the bad taste out of our mouths.  First up, we talk about something Digimon fans have been craving for years: A good Digimon game!  After suffering through the Bare-bones, barely-entertaining mess that was Digimon All-star Rumble (which I did a Rant Review about back in May), The Playstation 4 and PS Vita owners in North America, Latin America and Brazil will get a crack ath the game Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth.  The game, due out sometime in 2016, will be a turn-based RPG that will enable you to uncover, train and digivolve over 200 different Digimon, including this fan-favorite:

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You can read the premise in the first hyperlink, but if there was ever a reason for one to get a PS4 (if you haven’t yet, like me), THIS is a very good reason to get one.

News of Total Awesome Sauce #2 hit a little more close to home for yours truly.  It would appear that Kitsune Kon isn’t the only convention to make it’s way to the home of the real America’s Team (GO!  PACK!  GO!).  Coming this October to the KI Convention Center is none other than the debut of Titletown Comic and Entertainment Expo!  Even though the event has gone through a location change and a Date change or two, things seem all set and ready for the convention this October 2nd-4th.  This convention definitely has a “Comic Con” kind of feel as opposed to the usual “Cheers-like feel” that is par for the course in the Wisconsin Convention scene, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  As far as Guests go, they’ve got a fairly decent lineup so far, including a slew of Alumni from this long-running franchise:

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Very Morphenominal!

Some of them include: Paul Schrier & Jason Narvy (Bulk & Skull), David Fielding (Zordon), Blake Foster (Justin- PR Turbo), Alison MacInnis (Dana- PR Lightspeed Rescue), Dan Southworth (Eric from PR Time Force) and Erin Cahill (Jen from PR Time Force), just to name a few.  Seems there is a tab on the website for Authors, so you can bet your sweet arse I’m trying to get Tanglwyst de Holloway (Tonya Adolfson) there as a Guest! Can we make #GetTanglToTCE2 a thing?  Please?  😛

Well, my fellow geeks and geekettes across the interwebs, that brings this blogiside of GR2 Weekly to a most satisfying end.  And as I tend to enjoy mentioning every chance I get, should you have any suggestions for what I should Rant and/or Rave about (please suggest away, I promise I won’t bite), feel free to follow me both on Tumblr and WordPress.  But as a friendly reminder, be sure to spread the word about GR2 Weekly.  You all are pretty awesome.  You are equally as encouraged to post much linkage on the official GR2 Weekly Facebook page and I just as strongly encourage you to like and comment on some of the links I post.  I enjoy interacting with you all.  See you next week!  While you’re still here, though, be sure to check out and Vote Up Lemme Addams everybody.  Sonny Strait will be a happy person.  😛

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