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A show where nerd culture intersects with society. We weekly cover nerd news discussing the latest in movies, comics, games, and more. Our interview shows focus on amazing nerds and their work.

August 14, 2019

Twitch vs Mixer, Disneyland is empty, Apple challenges hackers, Netflix showrunners

In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken give their thoughts on some of the major topics in the nerd community.  We speculate on why Disney’s happiest places on earth seem a bit empty this summer. We discuss Apple offering $1 million to hackers and the $200 million that the Game of Thrones showrunners received from Netflix.  Ninja leaves Twitch for Mixer and his followers got a big surprise on his channel. We also discuss the recent decisions by Walmart and Universal following the recent mass shootings. A community member left us a voicemail with his thoughts on The Boys and we respond.

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Links to topics discussed:

The Nerd Cantina Review of Brian Banks- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tdXqkL8QAs


The Nerd Cantina Review of The Kitchen- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4aG2ivXEnQ


Star Wars Galaxy Edge is empty- https://cosmicbook.news/star-wars-galaxys-edge-close-rebranded?fbclid=IwAR3qzkvIcH8NecqZFm8xT6ecAGYErPYMGGrqTyzvyoK_idwOaA-UpMyiieM


Apple offers $1 million to hackers- https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/08/08/apple-confirms-1-million-reward-for-hackers-who-find-serious-iphone-vulnerabilities/?fbclid=IwAR2Gu--pQSP2uUYDfyDnuIwJLvV5-LmVlLYBHk6Xx5XmzUruap9a2gkjAGw#26976d673948


Game of Thrones showrunners get paid by Netflix- https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/09/netflix-just-spent-200-million-for-game-of-thrones-creators.html?fbclid=IwAR2tg1QmLwznfhuUCtlNfGjjlihHCPwbLVI1_qJc0uKfB-baTN8QALRpll8


Walmart pulls violent games- https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/walmart-video-game-displays-gun-sales-869788/?fbclid=IwAR1XQyAgkhOzdVq1fe8v-fBSMO3YeJfBRojRZ-HwXxmmFtm_8BeFgtjE53Y


The Hunt gets cancelled by Universal- https://variety.com/2019/film/news/the-hunt-canceled-universal-betty-gilpin-hilary-swank-emma-roberts-1203298774/

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