Next week, videogame developers flocks to Los Angeles for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the trade show which has become an essential preview of coming attractions for the industry. On this week’s episode of Entertainment Geekly, Jeff Jensen and I talk about the new games that make us excited and the sequels that make us skeptical.
But first, Jeff and I have to talk about the biggest, most important, and most depressing piece of entertainment news this month: The banishing of G.I. Joe: Re2liation to 2013. Topics covered include the relative nature of cross-generational nostalgia, the possibility that contemporary action movies could learn a lot from silly ’80s beefcake-explosion romps, and some theorizing as to what the failure of John Carter and Battleship will mean for brand-obsessed Hollywood. Heady stuff for a Friday afternoon! READ FULL STORY