This Week in The Geek Lyfe April 7th – 12th

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This Week in The Geek Lyfe April 7th – 12th

I hope you are all doing well! We are drooling over everything that happened last week!

Here is your news!

Gaming:
ES: Blades released for early access on iOS and Google Play this week.

PlayStation allows PSN users to change their PSN names for the first time starting 4/10.

SNL skit insinuating D&D fans are nerdy losers inspires hashtag #DNDSelfie to show that Table Top RPG players are just normal people and there is nothing to be ashamed of.

Bungie blocks PC and Xbox players from equipping PS4 exclusive Destiny 2 trace rifle “Wavesplitter” after they accidentally allowed merchant NPC Xur to sell it to all platforms last weekend. Wavesplitters will be able to be stored in Xbox and PC player’s vaults for them to gaze at longingly.

Tech:
Walmart is planning to employ robots, giving them the jobs of humans, when it comes to restocking goods on shelves, scrubbing floors and checking inventory. Floor cleaners called Auto-C are said to be coming to stores as well as the Auto-S which will scan inventory for correct item location and pricing.

SpaceX successfully launched their first commercial Falcon Heavy rocket carrying Arabsat 6A. They attempted and succeeded in landing all three of the booster rockets of the first stage. The two side boosters landed back on land in Florida while the third middle booster landed on an autonomous drone ship in the middle of the ocean.

TV/Movies:
Detective Pikachu will roll out to theaters with an exclusive Pokémon trading card

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Teaser was released at Star Wars Celebration. Disney CEO Bob Iger announces the franchise will take a break after the release of the latest Episode IX, ending the triple trilogy..

Disney+ details have finally been unveiled. A subscription to the service will begin at $6.99/month or $69/year on November 12th, 2019. Disney animated classics will be available from day one as well as a new live action Star Wars series called The Mandalorian. It was also announced that Disney+ will be the exclusive home of The Simpsons.

Darth Mexican
Darth Mexican has been a geek since he first saw a lightsaber ignite. He has strong feelings on subbed anime. He strives to represent the stories of the common man and woman regardless of skin tone, age, sexual preference, or nationality. With every article he strives to bring representation to the voiceless. Unless he finds out they like dubbed anime.

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