No, that’s not a typo. Welcome to the Weekly Warp-Up, your weekly wrap-up of the biggest and the best articles posted at Warp Zoned this week…
It’s beginning to look a lot like Winter… except, not really. Winter is nowhere to be seen in my corner of the good old US of A and I bet it’s pretty warm where you live too. Take that, Game of Thrones!
But I’m sure it’s January and I’m sure I’m sure because the latest edition of Warpback, What We Played in December 2011, was published this week as well as our look ahead at The Games of January 2012.
Of course, you can also tell it’s January by all the next-gen console rumors that have begun to circulate. You can read up on all the juicy PS4, Xbox 720, and Wii U rumors after the break… along with the rest of the Weekly Warp-Up.
The Week in Reviews…
- Borderlands: The Fallen: Spend Some More Time on Sunny Pandora
- Mario Kart 7: More Tracks, More Fun, More Blue Shells
- Super Mario 3D Land: An Innovative Way to Have Vintage Fun
The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: PSP Dual Packs, NFL Blitz
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update:NFL Blitz, Darksiders, and TNT Racers
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: NFL Blitz
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: Samurai Sword Destiny, Zombii Attack, and more
- Next Week’s Releases: National Geographic Challenge! for the PS3, and more.
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- Amy is coming next week with an interesting pricing plan.
- Square Enix announces Scarygirl, a game about a girl with an eyepatch and a tentacle for an arm.
- The nominations for the Game Developers Choice Awards are in. Skyrim, Bastion, and Portal 2 lead the charge. Are you surprised?
- Nintendo has announced more Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour dates.
- Everyone hoping for an XCOM RTS can relax. 2K just announced the Firaxis-developed XCOM: Enemy Unknown in Game Informer.
- House of the Dead III and House of the Dead 4 (holy crap!) are coming to the PSN soon.
- BioWare has detailed the pre-order bonuses for Mass Effect 3.
- Microsoft Flight is now a free-to-play game scheduled for this Spring.
- Was the 3DS a failure in 2011? Nintendo answers a big “NO!” to that one by pointing out the handheld sold more than four million units.
It’s a Secret to Everybody…
- Michael Pachter predicts the Wii U will have poor third party support at launch.
- The latest rumors say the PS4 and Xbox 720 will be announced at E3 2012.
- A Disney newsletter more or less confirms Epic Mickey 2.
- A composer on God of War IV outed the game on his resume, and then told the world it wasn’t a mistake!
- Rumor has it the Wii U’s tablet controller will double as an e-reader with all the issues of Nintendo Power you can read!
Eiji Aonuma has revealed that the timeline found in Hyrule Historia is just a best guess as the gameplay of every Zelda game comes first. Take that Internet!