Things I’ve learned today: 4/14

Comics, Gaming, Nintendo, PlayStation 3, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Technology, Wii, Xbox 360

Nintendo WiiNintendo is going to launch the successor to its Wii gaming console this year at the E3 show and launch it next year. Expect it to be more powerful than the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, some say. (Kotaku)

Meanwhile, U.S. video game sales fell 4 percent in March. (Associated Press)

Layoffs at Dark Horse Comics as the entire industry is tightening its utility belt. (NPR Monkey See)

Former Stargate Atlantis strong-silent type Jason Momoa talks on video about how his version of Robert E. Howard’s Conan differs from Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Watch it now!)

Samuel L. Jackson is making his Broadway debut as Martin Luther King Jr. (Associated Press)

James Bond 007 is staying with MGM. A 23rd film in the classic spy franchise will debut Nov. 9, 2012, and a 24th is tentatively in the works. (Associated Press)

Peter Jackson posted a video from the set of The Hobbit. (Watch it now!)

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About Jayson Peters

Nerdvana's founder and owner. Digital editor, social media director, educator. Lifelong Star Wars fan and Trekker who also worships all things Tolkien and Doctor Who.