Games Movies

The Round Up – October 17th, 2017

Another week, another Round Up.

I’ve been trying to run Shinryu Extreme since it launched last week with the new FFXIV patch but it hasn’t been going so well.  I’ve had to run PUGS since no one is ever on in my Free Company (that’ll hopefully change now though since I joined a more active one yesterday) and the closest my PUGS have come to beating him is 53%.  It’s a goddamn nightmare of a fight.  There’s so much shit you have to watch out for…… oh well, I’ll beat him eventually.  I’m going on a trip with the family next week so I probably won’t be doing any posts.  We’ll see how motivated I am.

Anyways, lets see what’s on my mind this week……

New Black Panther trailer released

The rightful king of Wakanda looks like he’s going to make a hell of a debut next year with his first feature film from director Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed).  Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) was great in Captain America: Civil War.  I’ve never read very many Black Panther comics so I’m going to have to do a bit of research before I see this.  The film also stars Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle), Forest Whitaker (The Butler), Danai Gurira (Michonne from Walking Dead), Lupita Nyong’O (12 Years A Slave) & Andy Serkis (Gollum from Lord of the Rings).  With this strong of a cast in a Marvel movie, I can only imagine this movie is absolutely going to destroy the box office when it releases next year.  

Black Panther opens in theaters February 16th, 2018   

Loki makes his debut in Marvel Heroes Omega this Thursday


The God of Mischief has been on the PC Marvel Heroes for awhile now.  Console players will finally have a chance to try him out this Thursday.  Like all the other character packs before, I’m going to assume he’ll be $26.99 with an extra costume and some boosts.  There’s also a rumor that we’ll be getting Omega Prestige for Hulk (guaranteed) & Thor (possibly), to coincide with the release of Thor: Ragnarok.  If this is true, we’re either looking at a single package (around $40-$50) or they’re all coming together (the Apocalypse group pack was over $100).  I guess we’ll find out soon.  I’ll update this as soon as Gazillion releases some info.

Destiny 2 – Prestige mode for Leviathan Raid releases tomorrow

Guardians get ready!  Tomorrow we’ll be taking on all new challenges in the Leviathan raid.  As if the dogs weren’t hard enough, now there’s going to be some kind of gimmick to the fight.  I’m really hoping the gear drops will be nice.  I’ve just been stuck getting 294 stuff and it’s holding me back from reaching 305 (I’m 303).  The Iron Banner is also now over today with the weekly reset.  So, if you didn’t have the chance to acquire the special emblem for getting 10 packages from Lord Saladin, you’re out of luck.  Don’t worry though, that’s not a bad thing.  The weapon I got is useless and the emblem is just alright.  Everyone is just using Mida & Uriel so what’s the point in using anything else.

Final Fantasy XIV – All Saints’ Wake event starting Thursday


All Saints’ Wake will be returning to Eorzea again this year!  This time, we’ll be getting the usual furniture items you’ve come to expect.  The main draw for me though, is the wolf costume for participating (male or female depending on your character).  I thought last years little Halloween dungeon was pretty cool.  Hopefully they’ll be continuing that trend again this year.  For more info, head on over to the official page.

How do you convince your brother to mod his SNES Classic?


The 21 games on it are great and all.  I just really want Turtles in Time & Chrono Trigger on there.  Do I use blackmail to get him to mod it?  Do I leave my children with him for an afternoon and instruct them to drive him insane, to the point where he caves?  If you guys have any other ideas, I’d love to hear them.

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

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