Weekly Rewind – Pink Scarlett And The Mockingbird Take The Ice Bucket Challenge August 17-23

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From filming starting for Marvel’s Ant-Man to most of the cast of Mythbusters leaving the show to Xbox One pre-ordering & pre-loading, we’ve covered a lot over the past week here at MOARGeek. Here’s a quick recap of some of the stories we covered in our Weekly Rewind.

Books

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George R.R. Martin

What the heck is taking George R.R. Martin so long to finish The Winds of Winter? HBO’s Game of Thrones is quickly catching up and fans are chomping at the bit for the next installment in the saga!

J.P Harvey gives his review of War Crimes by Christie GoldenWar Crimes is an epilogue of sorts to the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandoria expansion.

Movies

It’s finally a go! Marvel’s Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd has begun filming!

TMNT ruled the box office for a second week in a row. Is it enough to mark a solid return of the ’80’s franchise?

Has hell frozen over? Rumor has it that Disney is working on releasing another version of the Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray – this time in their complete, unaltered, original form.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

More rumors – this time Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson confirms he’s landed a role in a DC comics Shazam movie.

Benedict Cumberbatch is putting on his villain boots again (or should I say his tiger stripes?) – this time for Disney’s The Jungle Book: Origins.

Cars

Who doesn’t like fast, sporty looking cars? J.P. Harvey ran across this 2006 Ford GT and snapped some pics of it.

Gaming

Tired of waiting for a remake of your favorite game? Turns out Shenmue is getting a fan-made HD remake!

Joshua Rubin, a writer on Bungie’s upcoming Destiny game, has moved on to join Telltale Games. He made the move there to work on their upcoming Game of Thrones RPG. Hopefully they don’t take as long to release it as Martin has in releasing The Winds of Winter!

Last week we got wind that Blizzard would be immortalizing the late Robin Williams in a future update to it’s World of Warcraft MMORPG. Nintendo on the other hand is remaining tight-lipped on whether or not they’ll pay tribute to Williams in an upcoming Legends of Zelda game.

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No, I’m sure she’s friendly. Scene from the P.T. demo.

Last week we got a glimpse of Silent Hills. Matt Lyons gives us an overview of the demo and takes a look at a number of theories surrounding the P.T. “demo” which unveiled the upcoming Silent Hill title.

A teaser for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham surfaced at Gamescon. Who doesn’t like a good LEGO game?

Yikes! Minecraft has failed Sony’s certification process for the PS4. This could put the August release date in jeopardy.

Diablo III has been around for awhile – first on PC, then Xbox 360 and PS3. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition finally launched for the next-generation consoles. Chris Wieninger – who hasn’t played Diablo III yet (where has he been???) – picked up a copy and gives us his initial impressions on the Xbox One version.

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Star Wars: Commander launched on iOS. Where’s the Android version?!

Disney has released Star Wars: Commander for iOS. Apparently an Android version is coming soon, but I’m sure that hasn’t stopped Android users from feeling a little butt-hurt again!

A gamer over on Reddit spotted a new feature in the September Xbox One Dashboard Preview – “Free Play Day” for Max: The Curse of Brotherhood. Looks like Xbox is testing the waters on giving Xbox Live Gold members a day to try out featured games before purchasing. Microsoft later issued a statement telling people to “move along… nothing to see here.”

It’s finally here! Xbox One pre-ordering & pre-loading arrived earlier than expected with the upcoming Madden NFL 15.

How time flies! SNES turned 23 this weekend. We’ve come along way since then, but check out Matt Lyons’ thoughts on the very popular console of yesterday.

Music

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Pink Floyd’s upcoming album cover.

Pink Floyd has released some extremely rare 1972 concert footage just ahead of their new album due out in October.

Pop Culture

Who doesn’t remember Goldeneye 007 on the N64? Jimmy Fallon sure does and got to go head to head with Pierce Brosnan earlier this week!

It appears Blizzard is working fast on getting Robin Williams into the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion – placeholder models based on Williams are already appearing in the data files for the expansion.

EA CEO Andrew Wilson took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – and added a twist to it. Check out how Wilson enticed others to take up the challenge.

TV

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The Strain (courtesy moviepilot.com)

Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain trilogy has been on FX for six weeks now. Find out what Jason Bouwmeester thinks about the book-to-TV adaptation so far.

More sad news this week as it was reported that legendary SNL announcer Don Pardo passed away at the age of 96.

We love Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. here at MOARGeek. Turns out the latest Marvel character to join the cast this upcoming season will be none other than Mockingbird.

Woah! What the heck is going on over at Mythbusters!?! Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, and Tory Belleci have left the show after a decade. What gives?

Reviews

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Scarlett Johansson in Lucy

And we have a movie review! Alex Hernandez checked out Lucy earlier this week and gives us his thoughts on Scarlett Johansson’s latest.

Jackbox, creators of the popular You Don’t Know Jack series of yesteryear, has released their latest game on the Xbox One – Fibbage: The Hilarious Bluffing Party Game. They sent us a code to review their newest game – check out our review and if you’re already playing, let us know what you tuink of it!

That about wraps up our week in review – look for our recap every Sunday for a quick glance at what you may have missed over the past week. As always, the staff here at MOARGeek thanks you – our readers – for checking us out throughout the week and thank you for your continued support. After all, we write because we love to share what interests us and keep you informed on geek stuff from around the world!

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