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7/2/2017 - News This Way Comes...

Welcome to your weekly rundown of the week's gaming news!!

June 26 - Nintendo confirmed rumors of a SNES Classic Edition at their E3 event last month. Now they have revealed the release date for the retro console as well as the lineup of classic SNES games bundled with the device. The most notable inclusion on the list; Star Fox 2 which was previously cancelled prior to release despite being essentially finished.

Here’s the full list of twenty-one games coming with the SNES Classic:

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars™
  • Donkey Kong Country™
  • EarthBound™
  • Final Fantasy III
  • F-ZERO™
  • Kirby™ Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course™
  • The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™
  • Mega Man® X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox™
  • Star Fox™ 2
  • Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV™
  • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts®
  • Super Mario Kart™
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars™
  • Super Mario World™
  • Super Metroid™
  • Super Punch-Out!! ™
  • Yoshi’s Island™
    Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts rates inclusion in the SNES Classic but Chrono Trigger doesn't? Not the strongest choice Nintendo.

July 2 - Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) started earlier today. The sixth iteration of the charity speedrunning festival kicked off with a one-handed run of Nier: Automata. As of this posting the gathering raised more than $100,000 for Doctors Without Borders in just the first day. Summer Games Done Quick will run through July 9, the SGDQ livestreams happen here and here is the page for donations.

That about does it for this week's news.

Kind of a slow news week, even the SWS YouTube took a break. It's a holiday weekend, though, everybody needs a break now and then. Go watch SGDQ!!