Obi Wan Kenobi Vs Stranger Things – What Are You Binging This Week?

by Samii Jinx

Daughters of Albion has started shipping for our Kickstarter backers meaning the story is about to land out in the real world – exciting! Whilst you wait to get your hands on a copy, let’s look at what everyone else is sharing with us this week across the entertainment world.

Let us welcome you to Macabre Motel: One Shot, a Twilight Zone-inspired weird horror story that will leave you feeling deeply unsettled long after the final page! Anxious about meeting his girlfriend’s family, Steve decides to rest his eyes at the only motel around. But once inside, the bizarre cast of characters leaves him shaken, terrified and questioning his very sanity! Are you ready to enter The Macabre Motel in this dark twisted horror story?

For something more sci-fi, let’s follow black market coder Aurora Yi as she uncovers top secret data that has tapped into the past lives of the citizens of Mazu Bay. The mega corporation Synastry Designs wants its data back and is hot on her trail. Aurora has no choice but to turn to the Fox & Hare, the most feared mercenaries in the city, for protection.

I am always a fan of music/comic world crossovers and this entry from Disturbed is so obvious I’m surprised it’s taken so long to materialise.

In the not so distant future, firefighter Griffin DeSanto has found himself a man out of time, stumbling into a harsh world of poverty, automation, and subjugation.

Technology rules and a tech empire built on suffering keeps the population in check through surveillance and mechanised policing.

Though lost, Griffin is never alone, he was brought here for a reason, and The Vengeful One is his guide. Disturbed: Dark Messiah begins as a 5-issue comic series; and Disturbed fans will recognise the characters from the bands merchandise over the years.

Finally, I can never ignore a new X-Men related release and this week we have Marvel: Legion Of X #1. Krakoa has its laws – but does it have justice? To remain a mutant sanctuary, Krakoa must safeguard itself against those who would damage its peace or traumatise its people.. It’s up to the ever-soulful swashbuckler Nightcrawler to keep the spark alive and Legion to host his unique team in a psychedelic mindspace called The Altar.

Kicking off with a hunt for a missing Arakkii god and a skinjacker possessing innocent mutants, read this issue and come meet the villain worth praying for…

Hardspace: Shipbreaker is a simulation video game developed by Blackbird Interactive and published by Focus Entertainment. Normally not my cup of tea but in this game the player explores and dismantles abandoned spacecraft in search for useful materials but players may accidentally cut through electrical wires or coolant pipes, resulting in a huge explosion. You can also trigger an uncontrolled decompression, causing your character, alongside all items in a room, to be flushed out from the ship. After two years, Hardspace: Shipbreaker is coming out of Early Access. Blackbird Interactive’s spaceship salvaging game was officially released on May 24, and is now available on Microsoft’s PC Game Pass.

Kao the Kangaroo was Initially announced in 2020 for the 20th anniversary of the series. A third-person 3D action platformer where players control Kao as he moves and jumps across obstacles and suspended platforms in a variety of environments much in a similar style to Spyro The Dragon or Crash Bandicoot. Set in a world of anthropomorphic animals, Kao sets off on a journey to search for his missing sister, Kaia, and discover the secret of his long-lost father. To do this, he must battle the famous fighting masters who are being influenced by a dark power, and ultimately face the powerful Eternal Warrior who threatens the balance of the world. Bit of a dramatic task for a kangaroo I’d say….

If nostalgia is your thing – Pac-Man Museum + presents a unique curated collection of classic and modern Pac-Man games from the 40-year history of the iconic video game character’s library including more obscure titles like Pac-Man Battle Royale and Pac-Man 265. Available on all platforms from May 27, 2022

The latest instalment in the award-winning series, Sniper Elite 5 Rebellion offers unparalleled sniping, tactical third-person combat and an enhanced kill cam – just what everyone has been waiting for – right? Fight your way across the most immersive maps yet, with many real-world locations captured in stunning detail, and an improved traversal system that lets you explore more of them than ever before. Time to take those Nazi’s out!

This week’s only big movie release is Top Gun: Maverick, more than 30 years after the events that took place in Top Gun, Maverick (Tom Cruise) hasn’t changed much.

As a decorated pilot, with combat medals and citations to his name, he’s happy with the title of Captain. But now he also has a new assignment, as the new flight instructor of Top Gun in which he has to guide the new recruits. This includes Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of Maverick’s late flight partner, Nick “Goose” Bradshaw. This next mission will require a huge sacrifice for those willing to fly it, is Maverick ready to face the ghosts of his past?

However, series wise we have been bombarded!

Beginning with Obi-Wan Kenobi, a Star Wars series that even I have been looking forward to! Information about the synopsis has been scarce, leaving fans to speculate on the premise for this series however it seems fair to say it is set roughly ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. The trailer featured a broken Obi-Wan struggling to process the aftermath of the Clone Wars and the Empire on the hunt for any surviving Jedi.

Obi-Wan’s exile on Tatooine will of course be a key component of the show, as Kenobi looks after the young Luke Skywalker.

The project originated as a spin-off film, but it was reworked as a limited series following the commercial failure of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Stranger Things is back! It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down. Hopper is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Russia, where he will face dangers both human… and other. If you’ve somehow been buried in the sand for the past few years I would say this is a bandwagon worth jumping on!

If anyone has been watching the Pokemon Masters Journey series on Netflix, we get the final part this week. It’s been really exciting to watch the Pokemon legacy continue with a new anime and I’ve enjoyed watching the characters grow on their own journeys as well as coming together to face the World Coronation League. I’ll be sad to see it go but….I guess i’ll just start the Indigo League again!

With so much to choose from, what are you likely to be immersing yourself in this week?

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