Geek This Week
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This week in gaming, a giant controller, dubbed “The Duke” has officially been released. The controller, which is reminiscent of the original X-Box controller that didn’t quite fit in your hands as a child, has been modernized with an OLED screen and bumpers above the triggers to allow modern play. The corded controller was inspired by the original duke controller, and I don’t know about you, but I’ve got quite a bit of nostalgia just looking at this thing. You can get your own here.
An Avengers: Infinity War Easter egg has been found in the new God of War game. After completing the quest entitled Sindri’s Family Business, you’re rewarded with an item called the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages, a metal glove with three sockets. After placing three specific stones in the glove, you receive the ability to use the gauntlet as a weapon, and it does have an uncanny similarity with Thanos’ own Infinity Gauntlet.
This week in movies, on the topic of MARVEL, Avengers: Infinity War has become the fastest movie in history to earn $1 billion. This beat out Star Wars: The Force Awakens by a full day, before the movie even opened in China. The movie also beat Star Wars in opening weekend numbers, grossing $250 million. I would talk more about the movie, but Thanos demands my silence, so silent I will stay.
Also from MARVEL, we’ve received the first actual trailer for the smaller-than-life adventures in Ant-Man and the Wasp. The trailer shows a more in depth look into the story of the movie, including the return of fan favorite Michael Pena as Luis. The trailer features more about the villain, Ghost, who’s powers involve going “intangible”, meaning she can phase through things at will. How the fun-sized heroes will deal with this threat is unknown, but we’re hoping the story of Ant-Man and the Wasp ties back into the ending of Infinity War.
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This week in tech, a huge Samsung leak has revealed a large portion of their plan for the next year. Rumors say that the next Samsung Galaxy phone, the S10 will be unveiled in January 2019 at CES. Which is quite a bit earlier than expected. However, the actual leaked information involves a new device currently dubbed the Galaxy X. The phone is rumored to be the first of Samsung’s foldable smartphones. The Galaxy X is expected to be unveiled at the MWC 2019 trade show. If the phone is anything like the tech demo from this year’s CES, it will have three screens, one for the outside face, and two for the inside, that should combine to a whopping 7 inches of screen space when opened. We’ll definitely be on the look out for more information about the Galaxy S10.
Silicon Valley has officially received its first batch of robot lunch deliveries. The company behind the idea is Starship Technologies, and “[employees] on Intuit’s Mountain View campus can now order meals, snacks, or drinks for delivery anywhere on the 4.3-acre grounds; book via the Starship mobile app, drop a pin at your location, then wait,” says Stephanie Mlot of geek.com. After their initial success, the company is looking to expand. Here’s hoping we get a few here in the Silicon Slopes sometime soon.
This week in Anime, hours after recording last week’s episode, the trailer for Attack on Titan Season 3 dropped, and it looks like it’ll be the 24 episodes fans were hoping for. The trailer features a glimpse into the changes coming to the cities within the walls. Where we see our first bit of human versus human combat. This is a strange change for the series, but one expected since the end of Season 1. The new season will start July 22nd in Japan and we’ll be watching!
And that’s all we have for you this week! Be sure to catch us next week for our first episode of the summer semester. As always, this is X, and I’ll see you geeks next week.