ESO ON THE GO!

Mike SkydivingMeet the ESO crew out and about this weekend.

If you’re in Chicago, stop by the big C2E2 Convention and say “Howdy!” to Mike Gordon.

In Atlanta this weekend is S.T.E.A.M.Fest, hosted by Friend of the Show, Dr. Q. Bobby Nash will be on hand on Saturday.

Also in Atlanta on Sunday is the Atlanta Comic Convention. Bobby Nash and Mike Faber will be on hand there, provided that Mike’s parachute opens on Saturday. (chuckle).

For the latest con news, listen to ESO for Mike’s Kahn Report!

See you at the con.

The ESO Team

“Jericho” Gets a Season 4 from IDW in July

Jericho is back for Series 4by: CBR News Team Editor, Source: CBR.com

The CBS television series “Jericho” debuted in 2006, and detailed the story of Jericho, Kansas following a major nuclear attack on the United States. Despite being beloved by fans, CBS canceled the series after its first season. After CBS received more than 40,000 pounds of nuts from motivated fans, the network reversed its decision to cancel “Jericho” and the series gained a second lease on life. While the show was canceled after a seven-episode second season.

Things looked bleak, until the series received a renewal of sorts — a comic book designed to act as the show’s third season. Originally published by Devil’s Due, IDW Publishing took over the rights and finished out the series. Now, IDW has announced that “Jericho” lives again, with “Jericho: Season Four” on the way in July from writer Kalinda Vazquez and artist Andrew Currie. The series features covers by Tim Bradstreet, and, like “Season Three” will be overseen by the show’s writers. Continue reading

Look who’s getting involved in that Mass Effect 3 controversy now

Look who's fighting Mass Effect 3 nowBy Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com

Fan campaigns are nothing new, but the fan campaign demanding that game developer BioWare produce a new ending to its blockbuster Mass Effect 3 is unusual for a couple of reasons. For one, it’s got an extraordinary number of followers, and for another, the complaints against BioWare just hit the next level.

The Mass Effect 3 furor has been impressive, but until now it’s been limited to gamers and the gaming press. That changed earlier this week when the Better Business Bureau weighed in. In a blog post on the group’s Consumer News and Opinion blog, BBB director of marketplace services Marjorie Stephens said this controversy goes beyond some customers simply disliking the product. Continue reading

Scientists say there are killer dinosaurs in space waiting to eat us

Space Dinosaurs are waiting to eat usBy Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com

Manned missions into the cosmos were always going to be a dicey affair, given the multitudes of things we don’t know (and the fact that NASA’s funding is a fraction of what it should be). But if there are actually hyper-intelligent dinosaurs waiting for us, maybe we should just stay home.

The theory is, the amino acids that formed the building blocks of life came to Earth on an asteroid some 4 billion years ago. And given that those acids came from somewhere else, they also exist somewhere else. Continue reading