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Weekly Wrapup – Crease Yourself and Be Reborn Edition

Michael Kenney July 21, 2020 10


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Here are some of last week’s highlights in gaming, movies, and more:

  • Lego and Nintendo revealed the Lego Nintendo Entertainment System, a buildable version of the classic Nintendo console complete with a buildable controller, Super Mario Bros. game cart, and CRT
    • The Lego NES arrives on August 1, exclusively in Lego retail stores and Lego.com; the set will arrive elsewhere later next year

  • Director Swery65 apologized for problematic writing in regards to LGBT characters in Deadly Premonition 2, promising to update the game’s scenario writing in response to criticism

  • Blizzard announced the next expansion to Hearthstone, titled Scholomance Academy
    • The expansion releases in early August

  • Overwatch is running a new mini-event, titled Sigma’s Maestro Challenge
    • Players can earn new cosmetics, including a legendary Sigma skin, by winning games until July 27
  • Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming service will come to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate this September, according to Xbox head Phil Spencer (via Xbox)

  • No Man’s Sky’s next major update, titled Desolation, brings procedurally generated abandoned spacecrafts to the game which players can salvage from, updates to combat, as well as new mission types
  • A patch to Overwatch has removed McCree’s noose cosmetic spray
    • It has been replaced by a spray depicting the “Bad Luck” horseshoe spray (via Polygon)

  • Bungie has delayed the release of Destiny 2‘s next expansion, Beyond Light, to November 10 due to development challenges surrounding working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Geoff Keighley broadcasted a hands-on look at the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller, with a demo of Astro’s Playroom and an interview with Sony’s Eric Lempel

  • Developer Crytek released a short look at Crysis Remastered running on Nintendo Switch
    • The game releases on all platforms on July 23
  • GameStop customers in the U.S. will be required to wear face masks in-store starting on July 27 (via Polygon)
  • EA Sports will replace the logo and team name of Washington’s football team in Madden 21 with a generic Washington team, after the now former Washington Redskins announced it would be retiring the team name and logo
    • The team name and logo will be updated accordingly with a future title update (via Polygon)
  • Developer Behaviour Interactive outlined plans to bring cross-platform play and progression to horror multiplayer game Dead by Daylight (via Behaviour Interactive)
  • Publisher NIS America is pulling several games in the Dangenronpa series from the PlayStation Store in the near future (via NIS America)
  • In Star wars/streaming news, a spinoff of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series titled Star wars: The Bad Batch is coming to Disney+ in 2021 (via Star Wars)
  • The latest film from The Russo Brothers directing duo (Avengers: Endgame) will be The Gray Man, starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans made with Netflix’s largest budget so far (via Deadline

  • A new trailer for Disney Plus’ Muppets Now show was released
    • The series premieres on July 31

  • The first trailer for Netflix’s Project Power, starring Jamie Foxx and Jospeh Gordon-Levitt, premiered
    • The super-powered action film comes to Netflix on August 14

  • The first trailer for Tesla, a biopic about inventor Nikola Tesla starring Ethan Hawke, was released
    • The film releases on August 21

And now a list of some of last week’s notable releases in games and movies

Games

 

  7/13: Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (iOS) – Level5
 

7/14: Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (PC, Switch) – XSeed Games
 

7/14: rocket Arena (PC, PS4, XONE) – Final Strike Games/EA
 

7/14: Halo 3 (PC) – Bungie/343 Industries
 

7/14: Death Stranding (PC) – Kojima Productions/505 Games
 

7/16: Superhot: Mind Control Delete (PC, PS4, XONE) – Superhot Team
 

7/17: Paper Mario: The Origami King (Switch) – Intelligent Systems/Nintendo
 

7/17: Ghost of Tsushima (PS4) – Sucker Punch Productions

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