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DC Universe Online Announces First Major Download Pack! It’s Green Lantern, Baby!

ATTENTION HUMANS OF EARTH:

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE WANTS YOU

FOR THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS!

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SOE Expands the World of DC Universe Online

with All-New Downloadable Content Pack

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JokerFish #06: Time-Travelling Robotic Nano-Flea By Lantern Savage

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Imagine for a moment that you were bitten by a time-travelling robotic nano-flea that embued you with extraordinary abilities. I’ll give you a moment.

…got it? Okay.

So, given your strange new powers, would you step out on the streets to uphold the tenets of truth and justice? Would you cross swords with authority and concern yourself only with number one? Would you eat a bowl of cereal and go back to bed?

Ever since Sony Online Entertainment started releasing video footage of DC Universe Online in action, I’d been itching to start creating characters. The game could have played like a big flea-ravaged dog, and I still would have bought it just so I could mess with the character creator for 30 days.

See, the way I look at it is this: creating and playing a character on DC Universe Online is the closest you can possibly come to creating a character for the DC Universe proper (outside of writing and drawing your own fan fiction or, you know, actually working for DC Comics). Making my own little doppelganger and having him do battle with The Joker is the kind of thing I’d have dreamt about doing as a kid, except back in the 80’s the only choice I had was “Beast Man versus Bobby The Henchman” (10 points to anyone who recognizes those names).

However, this time around I knew I wouldn’t be making a virtual Lantern Savage straight away. If Lex Luthor sent an exobyte from the future to bite me on the butt so I could save the world from an impending Braniac invasion, I’d probably still try to get one more hour’s sleep in before getting up to trudge through waves of HIVE drones and Trigon’s minions. For me, creating a character for DCUO meant I would need to forge something new, something fresh, something original.

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JokerFish #05: The PhD And The Shiny Helmet

Hi there Raging Bulleteers, and welcome back to a new edition of JokerFish.

“What’s JokerFish?” I hear you ask. I don’t blame you. Even if you’ve been around these parts for a while you may not remember what JokerFish was. I started this little blog about a year ago when I won a box of comics from DC colorist and friend of the show David Baron. My original intention was to review every book in the box, all dated about November ’09. Well… I reviewed about four books. I was really looking forward to taking a literary stroll across the DC universe, as I was following most of the books at the time, and I was keen to dip a toe into those titles that I’d neglected.

“Bwahaha! So you like to make plans, do you?” laughed Fate (the metaphorical kind, not the one with the PhD and the shiny helmet), as life proceeded to jump up and down all over my intentions. Without giving you a complete dissertation on the Lantern Savage Chronicles, I can tell you that basically my girlfriend moved to New Zealand from Las Vegas last November to live with me, and we’ve since been quite busy with the working and the living together and the blah blah blah. So now you know why there hasn’t been a JokerFish entry on this site since, oh, June 2009, whether that interests you in the slightest or not. Apologies to Sean and Jim and the three other people who were reading!

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Episode 239 is up!! Assorted Comic Chat!!!

Episode 239: We chat about some great comics this episode such as Steel #1, Doom Patrol 18, Weird Worlds #1, Azrael #16, Starman/Congorilla #1, Brightest Day #17, and Jonah Hex #63. We also talk about the recently released Flashpoint teasers and DC Universe Online.

Show Notes:

0:00 Show opening, http://www.heroinitiative.org, http://www.DCBService.com, http://www.Instocktrades.com,  our ongoing contest (Ragingcontest@gmail.com), senseiofwhatnot@gmail.com, http://www.geturgeekonradio.com, http://www.comiccollectorlive.com , http://www.nycomiccon.com show voicemail line 1-440-388-4434 or drnorge on Skype,and more.  

3:30 Flashpoint, Steel #1, Doom Patrol, Weird Worlds, Azrael

58:05 Starman/Congorilla #1, Brightest Day #17, Jonah Hex #63, DC Unvirse Online

1:52:45 Show Closing (Hawkman song by friends of the show “Wednesday Heroes”) http://wednesdayheroes.com/wordpress/

We’ll be back next week with our next episode.  Check Ragingbullets.com and the forum for regular updates.

Episode 237 is up: JSA, Legion, Adventure and more! Last show of 2010!

Episode 237: Final show of 2010. On this episode, we kick off by chatting about a variety of comics: Justice Society of America 45, JSA All Stars 13, Legion of Super-Heroes 8, Adventure Comics 521, and a casual chat about our thoughts on First Wave, so far.

We also chat the villain side of DC Universe Online, PVP, digital comics and more. Plus Jim calls in from Vegas.

Check out our new contest running until January 31st 2011, details on this episode with more to come this week on the show web site.

Remember, we will be at C2E2 to celebrate our 5th Anniversary. Http://www.c2e2.com

Show Notes:

0:00 Show opening, http://www.heroinitiative.org, http://www.DCBService.com, http://www.Instocktrades.com,  our ongoing contest (Ragingcontest@gmail.com), senseiofwhatnot@gmail.com, http://www.geturgeekonradio.com, http://www.comiccollectorlive.com , http://www.nycomiccon.com show voicemail line 1-440-388-4434 or drnorge on Skype,and more.  

5:05 Legion of Super-Heroes 8, Adventure Comics 521, First Wave

1:34:00 Justice Society of America 45, JSA All Stars 13

2:27:50 DC News, DC Universe Online Villain side, PVP, digital comics and more

2:58:40 Jim from Vegas

3:02:35 Show Closing (Hawkman song by friends of the show “Wednesday Heroes”) http://wednesdayheroes.com/wordpress/

We’ll be back next week with our next episode.  Check Ragingbullets.com and the forum for regular updates.

Episode 236 is up: Superman, Supergirl, JLA, Birds of Prey, Secret Six and DC Universe Online

Episode 236: DC Universe Online, Secret Six, Birds of Prey, Superman, Supergirl and so much more. On this episode, we kick off by chatting about the DC Universe Online game. Sean’s had a few hours with a couple of different character builds and shares initial impressions.

We also chat about a variety of comics: Supergirl 59, Superman 705 and 706, Secret Six 28, Birds of Prey 6 and 7, and Justice League of America 51. We also have a great listener voicemail to share.

NOTE: Listen to the show opening for special announcements about C2E2 and our 5th anniversary.

Show Notes:

0:00 Show opening, http://www.heroinitiative.org, http://www.DCBService.com, http://www.Instocktrades.com,  our ongoing contest (Ragingcontest@gmail.com), senseiofwhatnot@gmail.com, http://www.geturgeekonradio.com, http://www.comiccollectorlive.com , http://www.nycomiccon.com show voicemail line 1-440-388-4434 or drnorge on Skype,and more.  

6:40 Supergirl 59, Superman 705 and 706

47:30 Secret Six 28, Birds of Prey 6 and 7

1:49:20 JLA 51 and Listener Voicemail

2:38:45 DC Universe Online Impressions so far

3:12:49 Show Closing (Hawkman song by friends of the show “Wednesday Heroes”) http://wednesdayheroes.com/wordpress/

We’ll be back next week with our next episode.  Check Ragingbullets.com and the forum for regular updates.

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE BETA AVAILABLE FOR PLAYSTATION PLUS MEMBERS

Hey all,
I went to the Playstation Store today for the new releases and saw a cool thing that adds some value to Playstation Plus. You can download the PS3 Beta now if you are a Playstation Plus member. I figured this would be of high interest to PS3 Users who are members of our audience.

Sean