I was lucky enough to talk to the cast and creators of Monlith’s upcoming action adventure RPG Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. Myself and other members of media peppered Michael de Plater (Director of Design), Christian Cantamessa (Lead Writer), and Troy Baker (voice of Talion), with questions about the upcoming title which is set to launch on September 28th. Baker, who gamers might recognize from starring roles in The Last of Us and Bioshock: Infinite, had some interesting things to say about the voicing the game’s protagonist Talion and just how important Tolkien’s work is to nerds everywhere.
Being stuck in transit for about an hour every day means we’re always on the lookout for a new podcast. Sure, we’ve had lists in the past of some of the podcasts we enjoy, but it’s been a few months since we’ve added anything new. You may know Aisha Tyler from Talk Soup, or perhaps her stand up comedy, but did you know Aisha is a big time nerd? The latest episode of her podcast “Girl on Guy” (careful when you Google that) features Chuck’s Zachary Levi and contains just about as much nerdery as one of our OWN podcasts… and that’s really saying something. If you’re looking for a damn funny podcast with a sweet injection of nerd-culture then do yourself a favor and check out Girl on Guy! It’s only on its 6th episode so you can still feel like you were one of its original fans before it blows up… which it will. Check out the latest episode HERE.