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Weekly Wrapup – You Are the Champion Edition

Michael Kenney February 9, 2019


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

  • Respawn, developers of the Titanfall series released Apex Legends, a free-to-play “battle-royale” first-person shooter set in the Titanfall universe. The game released in full on 2/4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via Polygon)
  • Machinima has officially shut down after going dark two weeks ago (via Polygon)
  • Accolade, the publisher behind the newest Bubsy game release, has opened a Kickstarter to help fund the game’s DLC and extras. Bubsy: Paws on Fire is developed by Choice Provisions, developer of the BIT.TRIP and Runner games
  • Mortal Kombat 11 has added two returning characters, Kabal and D’Vorah. Kabal was originally new to MK3 and D’Vorah returns after debuting in Mortal Kombat X (via Twitter)
  • Microsoft Studios has rebranded to Xbox Game Studios (via news.xbox.com)
  • A touring Halo-themed fanfest will start this summer, called Halo: Outpost Discovery
  • Activision-Blizzard is offering refunds to those who purchased Guitar Hero Live between Dec. 1, 2017 and Jan. 1, 2019 due to the majority of its live-streamed songs being removed last year
    • Claims must be filed by May 1, 2019 (via Polygon)
  • Epic Games have introduced Fortnite account merging (via Epic)
  • Several Super Bowl spots for upcoming movies have been released, including: Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, and Us

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

Games

2/4: Apex Legends (PS4, XBONE, PC) – Respawn Entertainment/EA
2/6: Salt and Sanctuary (XBONE) – Ska Studios
2/7: Observer (Switch) – Bloober Team
2/7: God Eater 3 (PS4, PC) – Bandai Namco
2/7: Yo-Kai Watch 3 (3DS) – Level5

Movies

The Lego Movie 2 – 2/8
Cold Pursuit – 2/8
The Prodigy – 2/8

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