Geekly Roundup, June 14th: Heavy Catholic Symbolism Edition



Today on the Geekly Roundup, Mark, Jim and Lauren discuss the fact that we’re getting a Boondock Saints TV show – is it a good thing or a bad thing? They’ll fill you in. Plus! A video game puzzle from Trials Evolution has been solved, but it took years of work and a globetrotting adventure to get them there. And a court has ruled that the supposed owner of Tintin doesn’t actually own Tintin. At least, not all of it. Listen in for all of this, and check out all the news that’s fit to print after the jump!

AoG Round Up 14

transparent ace teal copyThe Boondock Saints is getting a TV show

Creator/Writer Troy Duffy announced that the rights for a Boondock Saints TV show had been bought by IM Global Media, with Duffy coming on as the writer and directing the pilot. The TV show will be a prequel series, but no further details have been released.

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The Trials: Evolution Riddle Has Been Solved

Developers sometimes sneak easter eggs into a game. Sometimes there are riddles that take some time to solve. The team behind Trials: Evolution took it about five steps further and created a riddle that took around five years of work and an actual trip to Helsinki to solve. The story of the how is was solved is totally worth a read.

transparent ace teal copyCourt Rules that Tintin Creator Doesn’t Own Tintin

A surprise courtroom twist brings to light that the Moulinsart, the company that’s fiercely protected the Tintin rights since the death of the creator, Herge, doesn’t actually control the rights to Tintin. What comes next is anybody’s guess.


Justice League: Gods and Monsters Teaser, “Twisted”

Daredevil Showrunner Joins the Transformers Writing Room

Chris Hemsworth Cast in Surprise “Ghostbusters” Role

Original Star Wars Script Reveals Who ACTUALLY Shot First

Wicket the Ewok Back for The Force Awakens

First Class Inducted to the Video Game Hall of Fame

Marvel Reveals the Captain America: Civil War Licensees

Edge of Nowhere: Lovecraft With an Oculus Rift

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are Non-Monogamous Girlfriends

The Geekly Roundup is a weekly Ace of Geeks feature that brings together all the interesting things we’ve encountered across the Internet this week.  The Geekly Roundup podcast this week features Mark Foo, Lauren Harrington, and Jim Lucky.

Contributions for this week’s Roundup were submitted by MalKontent, Mark, Eli, and Thomas.

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