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NERDIST NEWS: Spider-Man’s Future, THE HOBBIT Review, THE DLC and Much More!


by on December 13, 2013

Just when you think there’s no more news to be mined this week, we hit an untapped vein of high quality news nuggets that will keep you buzzing all weekend long. Happy Friday the 13th, you spooky so-and-so’s! On today’s Nerdist News, Jessica Chobot fills you in on what the future holds for Sony’s Spider-Man franchise, who will be stepping into Frank Drebin’s shoes in The Naked Gun reboot, who else we can expect to see in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more.

After that, I swing by the studio to tell you about Telltale Games’ new The Walking Dead: Season 2 and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Plus, find out all about how you can win a brand new The Walking Dead Daryl Dixon figure from McFarlane Toys, signed by Todd McFarlane himself! It’ll look great with all of your stuff…and things…

Next up, Jessica and I sit down for another action-packed edition of The DLC, our weekly round-up of all things video games. This week, we talk about my first impressions playing The Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 1: All That Remains, what we’re playing lately and much more.

Did my full review of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug elicit a bored “tl;dr” from you? Never fear because we have a video review, hosted by yours truly, that delivers all the critical insight you need without any of that pesky reading (unless you turn on closed captions).

Holy smokes! That’s all the news that’s fit to print and then some. What did you think of today’s stories? Chime in below and let us know or tell Jessica and myself on Twitter!