Weekly Warp-Up: Honoring Hiroshi Yamauchi

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…

Hiroshi Yamauchi, one of the most important figures in the entire video game industry, died this past week. While Yamauchi’s name might not be as instantly recognizable as Shigeru Miyamoto, Hideo Kojima, or Keiji Inafune, he is likely the person most responsible for making the games industry what it is today. As the former President of Nintendo, Yamauchi steered the company (and the entire industry) out of the great “Video Game Crash of 1983” and pushed forward with the creation of the Famicom/NES. The system’s unquestioned success proved that video games would never really go away and the rest, as they say, was history. On behalf of the world, thank you Mr. Yamauchi.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, Zackery Cote looked at the juggernaut that is World of Warcraft and opined that World of Warcraft’s Next Expansion Should Be Its Last. And continuing our PAX Prime 2013 coverage, Nicole Kline previewed Transistor.

More news from last week can be found after the break.

The Week in Reviews…

The Week in New Games…

Amazing Paperboy Delivers…

  • A new Killer Instinct trailer gives us a closer look at Sadira, one of the game’s new characters.
  • The GameCase is the first official iOS 7-compatible controller.
  • Microsoft has released a new trailer for Crimson Dragon and its appropriately dragon-y.
  • Good News: Dark Souls II will be released on March 11. Bad News: You’ve already been killed six times.
  • Wii Fit U will be available to download from the Wii U eShop for free (sort of) on November 1.
  • Grand Theft Auto V had the best launch in franchise history.
  • Wii Sports Club brings the minigame compilation to the Wii U… as individual downloads.
  • Persona fans can relax, Sega has purchased Atlus.
  • EA Sports will release NBA Live 14 on November 19.
  • Bethesda has released a new trailer for The Evil Within and its appropriately scary.
  • Mighty No. 9 is officially coming to the PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360!
  • The creators of Mutant Football League are back with a Kickstarter campaign to fund a reboot.

It’s A Secret To Everybody…

  • Apparently, WB Games has several game adaptations based on DC Comics character in the works.
  • Microsoft and Activision have “talked” about the possibility of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 3.

And Finally…
I got nothing.

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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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