The Geeky Weekly: November 8 – November 15November 15, 2015
Just imagine a week from now when you will be waking up on Sunday morning, and hung over from your previous nights binge watch of Marvel’s Jessica Jones. You’ll have also logged plenty more hours in your Fallout 4 game.
So, on to your weekly, geeky news.
∴ Xbox One announced its backward compatible games, and rolled them out as well. If you’re like me and don’t know what backwards compatibility means, or had nodded your head every time the phrase comes up because you felt it would tarnish your nerd cred, never fear. Backwards compatibility simply means the games you own for Xbox’s previous system, the Xbox 360, are playable on your new system. You can check out the availability on Xbox’s site right here.
∴ We’ve been watching set photos leak out of Marvel’s Doctor Strange movie with Benedict Cumberbatch. While we won’t post them here to avoid any spoilers you don’t want to see, we can confirm that Scott Adkins has been cast in the movie. Doctor Strange is currently filming in Nepal and will be out next year on November 4, 2016. The film also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen and is directed by Scott Derrickson.
∴ There have been two rumors swirling around what trailers will accompany Star Wars: The Force Awakens. To my delight, it is reported that Captain America: Civil War will be one of them and another one will be X-Men Apocalypse.
∴ DC is revamping its Doom Patrol comic book series and have tacked on Gerard Way and Becky Cloonan for the project. Gerard Way, is ony of my personal favorites, and has written The Umbrella Academy and The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys for Dark Horse Comics. He also contributed an issue for Marvel’s Edge of Spider-verse earlier this year. The Doom Patrol are a superhero team considered misfits. Way shared a picture of the first cover from his Twitter.
— the holiday spice (@gerardway) November 14, 2015
∴ Nintendo has struck a deal with Universal Studios to allow their properties at Universal Studios theme parks. This deal could mean such things as Rainbow Road Rollercoasters and maybe sneak out Luigi’s Haunted Mansion. Keep your eyes peeled to the parks and what they can do with Nintendo’s properties. It can only be good.
∴ In more news, Zelda U has been reconfirmed for a 2016 release. Nintendo had kept pushing back the release date of the Legend of Zelda installment, where hungry fans continued to wait patiently. On Nintendo Direct’s November 12 announcements, Zelda U was confirmed by Reggie Fils-Aimee for a release date in the coming year, as well as an HD makeover of Twilight Princess for the Wii U. No word if these games will also feature on Nintendo’s next system, the NX.
∴ We mentioned Fallout 4 in our opening, but did you know the game made $750 million on its first day? Crazy, right? Also, Pornhub had some of their lowest log ins on their release date… wonder if that was correlated….
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