Weekly Warp-Up: Squishee Hangover Edition

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…

Woohoo! The Simpsons Arcade Game, which was only released for the PC back in the early 90s, has finally made it’s way to home consoles. This is great, great news for all of us who not only remember the early days of “The Simpsons,” but also arcades as well! In fact, the release of The Simpsons Arcade Game was such a big deal, it was added to the XBLA as a special Friday update and will be available for free for PS Plus subscribers this coming Tuesday.

But this week also saw our continued coverage of some of the year’s biggest games. After a quick trip back into last month with a look at What We Played in January, we skipped ahead with a look at the biggest Games of February. One such game, EA’s Syndicate reboot, was even the subject of a rather angry Hands-On Preview. And skipping ahead even further, we also took the Starhawk beta (and its jetpack dispenser) for a spin.

Hit the jump to read the rest of the Weekly Warp-Up while I sleep off this Squishee hangover from playing too much of The Simpsons Arcade Game.

The Week in New Games…

Amazing Paperboy Delivers…

  • GameStop has playable Vita demo stations.
  • Winter is coming on May 15. OK, not really, its just Game of Thrones: The Game from Atlus.
  • A man with priorities so far out of whack doesn’t deserve such a fine automobile. But you do. Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends will be released this Spring.
  • The first two Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 maps will be made available to PS3 CoD Elite subscribers on February 28.
  • Lollipop Chainsaw will feature an Ash (of Evil Dead fame) skin as a pre-order bonus. We geeks are so easy separated from our money.
  • After a short delay, WB Games has revealed that Gotham City Impostors will be released next week.
  • Bethesda will release the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Creation Kit this Tuesday.
  • Square Enix doesn’t want to waste any time, they’ve already announced the DLC plans for Final Fantasy XIII-2.
  • The Mass Effect 3 voice cast will include a lot of familiar names.
  • Capcom will release Dragon’s Dogma on May 22 and include a Resident Evil 6 demo with it.
  • Microsoft is just going to say it to get people to stop talking about it. The Xbox 720 WILL NOT be released in 2012 or even make an appearance at this year’s E3 Expo.

And Finally…
There’s a big football game today, and so, EA Sports ran their annual Super Bowl simulation. Get ready to celebrate Giants fans, Madden NFL 12 has revealed the New Jersey team as the winner of Super Bowl XLVI.

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned’s Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.


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