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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. Playstation Reveals Free Games for August

PS Plus subscribers can download a remastered version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2‘s campaign (no multiplayer) as of this posting, and Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout on August 4th. The latter is a party game that pits 60 players against one another in a series of Wipeout-like games until only one is standing.

+ More here: PS4 Free Games for August

6. D&D: Curse of Strahd Revamped Edition Announced

This collector’s edition of Curse of Strahd for D&D 5e includes a softcover printing of the adventure book (including errata), maps, the Tarokka Deck, a special gothic horror version of Dungeon Master’s screen, and more. It comes in a coffin-shaped box and will retail for $99.99 in October of this year.

+ More here: Curse of Strahd Revamped Edition

5. Video Games: G4 Teases a Return

The hit video game TV network, which stopped airing in 2014, released a teaser trailer hinting at a 2021 revival. A slew of personalities from the network’s past (Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb, Olivia Munn, Kevin Pereira, and others) commented on the trailer, but there’s no word yet as to any of their involvement or what form the return will take.

+ More here: G4 Teaser

4. Video Games: GI Joe: Operation Blackout Info

What was initially a set of leaked box art has morphed into a set of in-game screenshots and official info for GI Joe: Operation Blackout – a third-person shooter team-based game that pits the Joes against Cobra in cel-shaded battle. It is due out in October.

+ More here: GI Joe: Operation Blackout

3. Eisner Award Winners

The long list of 2020 Eisner Award winners were announced on July 24th. Interestingly, Marvel, DC, and Boom! came away empty handed. Not surprisingly, though, is the fact that many titles aimed at children or young adults made up a large portion of the winners. Catch them all below and consider using it as a to-read list!

+ More here: 2020 Eisner Award Winners

2. Hulu Released Trailer for Marvel’s Helstrom

The Hulu original follows the brother-sister duo of Daimon and Satana (“Ana” in the show) Helstrom as they battle evil in a horror-themed, ten episode series. The series releases in full on October 16th.

1. New Mutants Gets New Trailer and Poster Art

The long-awaited New Mutants movie released another trailer during Comic-Con@Home last week featuring new footage. The movie poster has also been revealed. We’ve included the entire panel below, but you can jump to 24:30 to catch the trailer!

Check back next Wednesday for more news for nerds. Better yet, scroll down just a few more inches and sign up for our newsletter, The Cable.

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