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The Punchlist: This Week’s News for Nerds

Welcome to this week’s PUNCHLIST, where we round up the biggest news in nerd culture. It might be from the MCU, board gaming, D&D, and more. But whatever the news is this week, you can bet it will eventually separate you from your money.

7. Pathfinder: Kingmaker Coming to Consoles

Due out on August 18th, the game will feature a new turn-based combat system that can be toggled on and off. That feature will also be implemented in a free update to the PC version.

+ More here: Pathfinder: Kingmaker coming to Xbox One and PS4

6. PS5 Event Reveals Over Two Dozen Games

Sony’s hour-long event caused quite the buzz across the internet. It featured a closer look at the controller, a first look at the console’s design, and 26 games – although launch titles remain largely unclear. You can watch the entire event and jump to trailers for each of the games using the time stamps provided in our recap below.

+ More here: PS5 Reveal Event Recap

5. Legendary Batman Writer Denny O’Neil Passed Away

Dennis “Denny” O’Neil wrote prolifically and edited a number of Batman titles for decades. He also had creative involvement with other characters and franchises like Green Lantern, Green Arrow, The Shadow, The Question, Superman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Daredevil, Transformers (he is credited with naming Optimus Prime!), and GI Joe. He died of natural causes at the age of 81.

+More Here: Denny O’Neil Passes Away at 81

4. Star Wars Celebration 2020 Cancelled

COVID-19 claims another convention casualty! The event will return August 18-21, 2022. ABC News’ Clayton Sandell suggested that the cancellation will likely result in a larger Star Wars presence at next year’s D23 Expo.

+ More here: Star Wars Celebration Delayed To 2022

3. ComicCon@Home Details

ComicCon@Home will be held July 22-26, be completely free (while still affording diehard fans a print-at-home badge), and feature presentations, panels, interactive activities, and even an Exhibition Hall offering con-exclusive merchandise and deals.

+ More here: ComicCon@Home Dates

2. New Iron Man Comic Coming in September

Christopher Cantwell will write what is being labelled as a relaunch title, and says that he’s “aiming to explore the question: who should Iron Man be today? An angel? A god? Or just a humble man?” With the announcement came the reveal of a brand new armor for the Avenger, as well, that looks like an updated version of some of his more classic designs.

+ More here: Iron Man #1 by Christopher Cantwell

1. Star Wars: Squadrons Trailer

Star Wars: Squadrons lets players pilot iconic ships from the Rebel Alliance and the Empire in galactic dogfights! While Star Wars video games have often had opportunities for ship combat, a title hasn’t been dedicated entirely to that convention since the Rogue Squadron series from the late 90s and early 2000s. Squadrons is due out in October. Catch the trailer below!


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Catch last week’s PUNCHLIST video recap with Clave and Abram!