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The Round Up – July 18th, 2017

Another week, another Round Up.

Well this is embarrassing.  The last post I made was a Round Up, and now my next post………. is a Round Up!  Oh the humanity.  It must be all that FFXIV I’m playing.  It’s causing me to slack on my writing BIG TIME (those tomes aren’t going to collect themselves).

Let’s see what’s on my mind this week…….

George Romero passes away at 77

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George Romero, the godfather of zombies, passed away at age 77 this past Sunday.  Best known for his film ‘Night of the Living Dead‘, he was also responsible for a bunch of other Living Dead films (Diary of the Dead being one of my favourites).  He fought a “brief, but aggressive battle with lung cancer”, according to a statement by his longtime producing partner, Peter Grunwald.  “Romero died while listening to the score of one of his favorite films, The Quiet Man, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero, at his side”.  He will be greatly missed.

Dissida & Dragonball Z Fighter will receive betas this Summer

I’m typically not into fighters, or Dragonball.  However, I’ll be the first to admit that the new Dragonball Z Fighter looks phenomenal.  Dissidia: Final Fantasy was awesome on the PSP, and I can’t wait for that either.  The both of them will be getting closed betas this summer.  If you’re interested in signing up for the Dissidia: Final Fantasy beta head on over here.  There hasn’t been an official announcement yet for the Dragonball Z Fighter beta, just that Bandai Namco has hinted at one.  When word drops for it, we’ll be sure to let you know.

‘Sundered’ releases on July 28th

For fans of Metroidvania style games, this one’s a dream come true.  We played the Alpha months ago, and now we’re dying for the full release…… which won’t be long now!  Be sure to check out our First Impressions.  Sundered will be available on PS4, PC, MAC & Linux on July 28th.

D23 Expo was full of insane reveals!

There was lots going on at D23 Expo this weekend.  From a reveal of the new live action Lion King, to crazy footage shown for Avengers: Infinity War.  Lots of great things coming up from Disney!  At the top of my list though, is the new footage for Kingdom Hearts 3, that showcases the new Toy Story world.  The hype for this game is way up there.  We’ve only seen a couple of worlds so far.  Who knows what else we can look forward to when it launches (hopefully?) next year.

Destiny 2 – Beta Early Access starts today

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For those that pre-ordered Destiny 2, Early Access begins today!  If you’re holding off on purchasing the game but want to be able to test it out, there will be an Open Beta starting this Friday for everyone else to join in.  I’ll be waiting till Friday (cause I’m a cheap date).  For you folks out there that are playing it right now, how is it?  Let me know!

Undertale will release on PS4 & PS Vita this August

If you’ve been holding off on picking this one up (like myself), you’ll soon have the chance to play it on home consoles!  A huge indie hit on PC, Undertale, created by Toby Fox, will be coming to PS4 & PS Vita on August 15th.  It’s available for pre-order on the PSN store.  If you’re looking for a physical copy, head on over to Fan Gamer to pick yours up which comes with all kinds of goodies.

Dunkirk out on Friday

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Christopher Nolan’s latest is getting rave reviews.  “Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II”.  I’d love to see it in IMAX, but it’s a 2 hour drive for me…….  Godsdammit, I may just have to make the drive.   Hope to have a review up for it by Friday.

That’s it for The Round Up, until next time! – NVJ

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