Author: Mike Masters

October 25, 2011 No comments exist

This week on SSWL we were Bryce-less (booo). So we made some calls (well, one call) and were joined by a good friend of the show – Francis (yay). Not only did we have a show filled to the brim with news, notes, chat, and reviews, we also had Fran talk about his web comic, The Massacre Twins. For more information on The Massacre Twins, be sure to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. With that said, here’s what we covered on Ep. 034:

News – Metallica Planning 3D Feature Film
News – D. P. for The Avengers says he didn’t use an iPhone on the film
News – Bryan Singer’s Battlestar Galactica working a deal with John Orloff
News – MGM closes deal on Eminem flick Southpaw
News – Kathryn Bigelow’s Bin Laden Project moved for POST-elections
Trailer – Act Of Valor
Trailer – Young Adult

News – Galaxy Nexus and HTC Rezound possibly releasing on Nov. 10th
News – Samsung Galaxy Nexus specs revealed
News – Ice Cream Sandwhich to enable gamepad use on your phone
News  – Kevin Rose demos new app – Oink (video)

News – More Portal 2 DLC on the way, will include in-game map editor
News – SSX to hit store shelves on Feb. 14th.
News – PlayStation Vita release date for North America revealed
News – Gran Turismo 5 DLC hitting this week
News – Batman: Arkham City drama
Demos – Real Steel, Need For Speed: The Run, Payday: The Heist
Live Event – Uncharted 3 theater experience (RICK)
Early Impressions – Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One (RICK)
Review – Resistance 3 (MIKE)

The music beak is by The Travoltas. The song is called “The Return of Randy” and is off the album Teen Beat. You can buy the album here


October 18, 2011 No comments exist

On this week’s episode of SSWL, we went live (and a little long) for the very first time. It was an interesting experiment that I’m sure we will play with again in the future. We were also joined by the co-host of TV’s Now On, Michael PG. So without further adieu, here is what we covered on this jam packed show:

News – Attack the Block may get TV series, sequel, and American remake
News – Dan Trachtenberg set to direct feature film
Trailer – The Avengers
Trailer – American Reunion (Teaser/RED BAND)
Review – Voltron: The End
Review – Real Steel (RICK & MIKE)

RICK – Surviving the Cut
MIKE – The Mask and Gunslinger Girl
BRYCE –  Deep Blue Sea

News – Windows 7 is now the PC OS of choice
News – Siri ported to iPhone 4
Early Impressions – iOS 5 (RICK)

News – Deus Ex DLC price and date
News – Daytona USA coming to PSN and XBLA
News – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception will include Starhawk beta code
News – Uncharted Dev against single player DLC
News – Silent Hill HD collection drama
Early Impressions – Dark Souls (MIKE)

Music this weeks music was provided by Hey Aviator. The song is called “Break My Back”.  Their music can be found on iTunes. Be sure to follow them on twitter @HeyAviator and like them  on Facebook.

October 5, 2011 No comments exist

It has been well documented on SSWL that I am a huge fan of the Gran Turismo series. An update to GT5 has been discussed for awhile, but the recent natural disasters in Japan coupled with an office relocation has led to Polyphony Digital falling behind on major updates to the game. However, minor game play tweaks and regular updates to seasonal events have still occurred in spite of all this, making an already awesome game an even more enjoyable experience. All that being said, I came across an article on one of my favorite GT related sites ( which detailed some of the major things coming with the Spec 2.0 update as well as the DLC that’s coming soon after. Check it out here and be sure to buy the game while you are at it. With its recent price drop, you can get the game at most major retailers for about $40 bucks. I’ll probably be gushing about it on the show this week.

October 4, 2011 No comments exist

With Mike out this week, Bryce and Rick hold down the fort with a loaded show. Here is what was covered on episode 31 of SSWL:

News – Warner Bros. looking for a big name director to enter The Twilight Zone
News – First 5 minutes of FX’s American Horror Story
News – Fast Five, Inception, and Star Trek to return to IMAX for a week
News – Mortal Kombat to see the big screen again
News – The Human Centipede banned in UK
Trailer – The Human Centipede 2
Trailer – Paranormal Activity 3

RICK – The Wonder Years
BRYCE – Big Nothing

Trailer – Syndicate
Trailer – SSX
Trailer – Saints Row: The Third
News – Portal 2 FREE DLC finally coming
News – Chrono Trigger coming to PSN
News – Shank 2 announced
News – Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has interface options
News – Playstation Vita 3G downloads capped at 20 MB’s
News – Uncharted 3 multi-player launches early thanks to subway

The music break this week is by Teenage Bottlerocket. The song is called “Radio” and is off the album Total. Both the song and album can be purchased here. Be sure to check out their website, like them on facebook, follow them on twitter, and enjoy the song.

September 26, 2011 No comments exist
With Rick back from assignment, we are at full force filling your ear holes with sweet geeky goodness. So sit back, relax, and enjoy episode 30 of SSWL. Here’s what we talked about:

News – Kick-Ass 2?  Interview with Mark Millar
News – Ghostbusters to return to theaters for 3 days only
News – Touch picked up for 13 episodes
Trailer – 4 minutes of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Review – Moneyball
Review – Drive
Review – Losses Short Action film from Ryan Connolly


BRYCE – The Exorcist

News – Poor sales cited for lack of expansion of Ninja Theory
News – Forza 4 DLC season pass priced at $30
News – Uncharted novel to arrive on Oct. 4th; comic on Nov. 30th
News – GameFly addresses Netflix/Qwikster competition
News – Diablo 3 “feels even better” with a controller
News – Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC first look (video)
News – Assassins Creed bundled with Assassins Creed: Revelations on PS3

The music break this week is courtesy of @steeltrain. The song is called “Killing Monsters in the Rain” and is off the album Trampoline which can be purchased here. Also, be sure to check out their latest album Steel Train. That album can be purchased here.