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Weekly Wrapup – RIP Fortnite Edition

Michael Kenney October 14, 2019

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Here are some of the week’s highlights in gaming, movies, and other nerd-related news:

  • Sony has removed Facebook integration in the latest PS4 system update (via Polygon)
  • Sony revealed more details about the (now official) PlayStation 5 in an interview with Wired, which will release holiday 2020, including new controller functionality and updated graphics capabilities (via Wired)
  • A recent patent was found for Sony’s potential next PSVR headset for the PlayStation 5 (via LetsGoDigital)
  • After a controversy surrounding punishing Hearthstone player Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai, who voiced solidarity with the Hong Kong protests, Blizzard has reduced the player’s suspension and given out his tournament winnings (via Blizzard)
  • After getting teased during a livestream event, Galarian Ponyta was revealed for Pokémon Sword Shield as an exclusive to Pokémon Shield
  • DOOM Eternal has been delayed to March 20, 2020
    • id Software also announced that those who preorder the game will receive DOOM 64, also originally slated to release in November, for free on the same day
  • Infinity Ward released a new trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare showcasing its cooperative Special Ops mode
    • The mode seems to include “best-of” missions from the Modern Warfare series’ past
  • Rocket League will be hosting a Stranger Things-themed event starting on Oct. 14, titled “Haunted Hallows”
  • Steam will roll out an update to allow local players to play mutiplayer games together via remote play (via Polygon)
  • Fortnite‘s map has been sucked into a black hole during the end of its season 10, while the game has been down for several hours
    • Epic Games is streaming the current game’s screen on its YouTube and Twitch channels, with numbers sporadically appearing
  • In movie news, a new trailer for Disney/Pixar’s Onward was released
    • Pixar’s next arrives in theaters on March 6, 2020
  • Disney also released its first trailer for Jungle Cruise, starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
    • Based on the hit Disney theme park attraction, the film arrives on July 24, 2020
  • A new trailer for the Elizabeth Banks-directed Charlie’s Angels was released
    • The followup to the modern take on the classic TV series arrives on Nov. 15
  • The first trailer for Dolittle, starring Robert Downey Jr. and a plethora of stars as his animal friends, was revealed
    • The remake comes out on Jan. 17
  • Ubisoft is planning on several animated adaptations of its game properties, including Watch Dogs, Far Cry: Blood Dragon, and Rabbids (via The Hollywood Reporter)

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


10/8: Indivisible (PC, PS4, XONE) – Lab Zero Games
10/8: John Wick Hex (PC) – Good Shepard Entertainment
10/8: Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (PC, PS4, XONE, Switch) – Frozenbyte
10/8: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (PC, PS4, XONE, Switch) – Playtonic
10/8: BurgerTime Party! (Switch) – XSEED Games
10/8: Concrete Genie (PS4) – PixelOpus
10/10: Pine (PC) – Twirlbound
10/10: Spirit Hunter: NG (PC, PS4, Switch) – Aksys Games
10/10: Deliver Us the Moon (PC) – Wired Productions
10/11: Killer Queen Black (PC, Switch) – Liquid Bit, LLC
10/11: Frostpunk (PS4, XONE) – 11 Bit Studios
10/11: GRID (PC, PS4, XONE) – Codemasters


10/11 The Addams Family
10/11 Gemini Man
10/11 Parasite

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