8/13 - Idris Elba will play Knuckles in Sonic 2 Movie

Aug 13, 02:00 PM
Around the Monitor's back bringing you the week's hottest gaming news! Topics include: Idris Elba will play Knuckles in the upcoming Sonic 2 movie, more high-profile firings from Activision-Blizzard, and Goombas have revolted at Nintendo World!

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Time Codes:

00:00 - Intro
1:48 - Trivia: How many upgrades did Knuckles have in Sonic Adventure 2?
3:42 - Topics
6:00 - Dr. Disrespect is opening a game studio
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/dr-disrespect-is-starting-a-game-development-studio-with-a-twist/
13:32 - We’ve heard about more high profile departures from Activision Blizzard
https://kotaku.com/jesse-mcree-diablo-4-director-no-longer-at-activision-1847469113 
21:31 - A copy of Super Mario Bros. sold for $2M this week, but many people own “shares” of it
https://www.polygon.com/22613037/super-mario-bros-sells-for-2-million-investment-rally
27:12 - Newly revealed court documents show Google once considered buying Epic Games
https://www.ign.com/articles/google-buy-epic-fortnite-lawsuit
31:21 - Idris Elba is voicing Knuckles in the Sonic 2 movie
https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/08/10/sonic-the-hedgehog-2-casts-idris-elba-as-knuckles-and-the-internets-reaction-is
35:25 - Sony will be Packaging Crunchy Roll with a premier PlayStation Plus package
https://www.fanbyte.com/news/sony-reportedly-packaging-crunchyroll-in-playstation-plus-after-acquisition/
40:01 - Nintendo World suspends a ride after Goombas fell onto the track (yes really lol)
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/nintendo-world-suspends-rides-as-goombas-break-free-and-fall-onto-track/ 
45:42 - We got some top tier gamer fuel on the way with HARD MTN DEW
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/10/pepsico-and-boston-beer-to-create-alcoholic-mountain-dew-drink.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=Main&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1628605289 
49:33 - The Winner is…
50:55 - Closing and Plugs


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