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The Round Up – October 10th, 2017

Another week, another Round Up.

Happy belated Thanksgiving!

The wife and I wanted to do something different this year, so we spent Saturday with my side of the family at Medieval Times.  It was our first time (my brothers third) going and we had a blast.  The kids were booing at the other knights, and cheering on our red and yellow knight.  They didn’t eat any of the food except the garlic bread, but who cares!  It was awesome.  Yesterday we had dinner with my wife’s side of the family.  A nice turkey dinner with all the fixings.  I’m thankful for everything I have and I love my family.  All in all, my weekend was awesome.  How was yours?  If you didn’t celebrate thanksgiving, you will be soon enough 😉

Here’s what’s on my mind this week……….  

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer

Will Rey join the darkside?  Probably not, but it’s not looking too promising either considering she’s looking to be in cahoots with Kylo Ren.  Lots of new creatures and beautiful locales.  Mark Hamill has a much larger role in this, as opposed to his brief staring contest from episode 7.  I’m excited for this but I’m feeling some major Star Wars fatigue.  I love them, but the magic of seeing episode 7 has slowly faded.  Now we’re bombarded with Star Wars every year.  It’s like super hero films.  I love them, but they’re a dime a dozen these days.  Even though I bitch, who am I kidding, I’m still as giddy as a schoolgirl to watch this, and I’ll be there opening weekend.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters everywhere December 15th.

Final Fantasy XIV patch 4.1 out today


There’s lots of new stuff to check out in patch 4.1.  Everyone made a mad dash for the new housing area in Shirogane.  I myself, woke up at a reasonable hour and started the new story quests.  I’m only a few missions in, but I’ve completed the new dungeon, and I must say it was pretty cool.  The story is pretty emotional and explores a villains past from Stormblood.  There’s new Hildibrand quests, Shinryu Extreme, 24 man Return to Ivalice raid, new gear.  I’m eager to jump back into the world of Eorzea tonight.

Destiny 2 – Iron Banner starts today


It’s great to see Lord Saladin again!  This gear looks badass!  You literally become a space samurai when you put it on.  Season 1 has begun, and with it comes lots of gear and challenges to complete.  Not sure what the weapon you’ll get when you hit 10 packages is yet but hopefully it’s something amazing that will counter the Mida/Uriel meta that’s currently dominating PVP (I hate it).  I myself use Vigilance Wing and Drang and seem to do pretty well.  Also, it’s Tuesday, which means raid time!  There was supposed to be the prestige tier raid release today but they’ve pushed it back to the 18th.  Oh well, time to knock the raid out and focus my time on Iron Banner.

Tamagotchis are coming back for a limited time!

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I had a friend that locked my Tamagotchi up in a hockey puck holder so I couldn’t hear it crying out for help.  It ended up dying in its own feces……. that’s my lasting memory from Tamagotchis (isn’t that lovely?).  Maybe I’ll pick up one of these new ones for myself and the kids and make some new memories.  They’re 60% the size of the original, and apparently you don’t get to play the little games like you used to.  They just eat, poop & sleep (like a real baby!). These 20th anniversary Tamgotchis go on sale November 5th.

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

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