The 2nd annual Salt Lake Gaming Con is bringing thousands of gamers to the South Towne Expo Center this weekend. The Fanboys talk with Gaming Con founder Jake Williams and Comic Con founder Bryan Brandenberg about their two events and their new partnership.
Then, a discussion about classic video games, why Andy Farnsworth thinks Tecmo Super Bowl is the greatest sports game ever, and Adam Thomas assures us that Atari did make an original Star Wars game for the 2600.
The SLC Fanboys talk about news that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will undergo some reshoots this summer, after Disney execs reportedly balked at the tone of the first cut. The goal is to make it more like Episode IV, which it will directly precede in the timeline.
Then, we discuss memorable and emotional on-screen character deaths. Tysen Webb had a hard time with a specific character on "The Walking Dead." Andy Farnsworth has never recovered from Optimus Prime's murder in 1986's "Transformers: The Movie". Adam Thomas hated how Star Trek killed Captain Kirk.
And of course, there was "The Force Awakens"...
SLC Fanboys Andy Farnsworth and Tysen Webb review the latest film in the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse. X-Men fan Andy wishes this movie had not been released so close to the far superior "Captain America: Civil War".
Michael Fassbender returns as Magneto, James McAvoy as Charles Xavier and Oscar Isaacs (Poe Dameron himself--though you can't recognize him under all the makeup) joins the franchise as the titular Apocalypse.
The fanboys reveal which movies they're looking forward to the most this summer, which include Captain America: Civil War, Star Trek Beyond, and Ghostbusters. In the news, the casting is out for Thor: Ragnarok, a teaser slim on details is out for a new Star Trek series, and John Boyega says Star Wars VIII will be "darker." Plus we debate if Captain America is really a Hydra Agent.