Weekly Warp-Up: Still Reading Back Issues of Nintendo Power…

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…

I have to admit, I’m still poring over almost every issue of Nintendo Power that was added as a free download to the Internet Archive this week. If you’re a sucker for video game history, this collection is a real treasure trove of what things were like back in the late 80s/early 90s. And best of all… no terrible Sega advertisements!

And speaking of retro games, earlier this week, Innex Inc announced the The Retro-Bit Generations, yet another HDMI microconsole with more than 100 built-in 8-bit/16-bit games from Capcom, Sega, Jaleco, and Irem. It’ll be released this Fall.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned, the staff got together to discuss What We Played in July 2016 and to look ahead to The Games of August 2016. As you might have guessed, those were rather short conversations.

If you’re looking for more news from this past week, you can find it after the break.

Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements

  • XCOM 2’s PS4 and Xbox One launch was delayed to September 27.
  • The PS2-On-PS4 re-release of Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy will be available to download on August 9.
  • Playdead’s Inside will be released for the PS4 on August 23.
  • A Just Dance 2017 demo is now available, and songs from DNCE, Silento, Shakira were added to the game’s soundtrack.
  • Ubisoft has multiple games in development for Nintendo’s NX.
  • Outlast II will now “scare the crap out of you” in Early 2017.
  • Metrico+ will be released for PC, PS4, Xbox One on August 23.

Other Game News

  • New York’s governor banned registered sex offenders from playing Pokemon Go.
  • Activision and Marvel plan to patch Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and add the missing DLC characters soon

New Videos


  • Bad Boys 3 director Joe Carnahan is the latest screenwriter to get a crack at the Uncharted movie script.

Rumor Has It

  • Rockstar Games and 2K Games have a ton of projects in the works that Take-Two Interactive executives still are’t ready to talk about.
  • Nintendo might release new Mario and Pokemon games for the NX in 2017.

New Release Round-Up

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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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