Weekly Warp-Up: Nintendo Switch Presentation Recap

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…

The Nintendo Switch Presentation finally happened and it was, at times, both a glorious trainwreck and completely glorious. It was quintessential Nintendo and it looks like the company has decided to further embrace their desire to get weird with their next console. Thankfully, all the best stuff was right up front, with confirmation that the Nintendo Switch will launch on March 3 for $299 and with no region lock on any of its games.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, the staff got together to talk about What We Played in December 2016 and our picks for The Games of January 2017.

And finally, we published the first weekly essay looking at the history behind “The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time.” We starting right at the top with the #1 Best Video Game of All Time, Tetris, and examined the link between the puzzle game and motherly acceptance of the wider video game world.

More news from the past seven days, including complete coverage of the Nintendo Switch Presentation, can be found after the break.

Nintendo Switch Presentation

New Game Announcements

  • WWE 2K17 will be released for the PC on February 7.
  • Shovel Knight is officially coming to the Nintendo Switch and Yacht Club also announced plans to re-release the expansions as standalone games.

Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements

Other Game News

  • The Writers Guild of America announced the nominees for “Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing” at the 2017 WGA Awards
  • The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 2017 DICE Awards.
  • Square Enix has shipped six million copies of Final Fantasy XV so far.
  • Bethesda doesn’t have any plans to remake Oblivion or Morrowind and thinks of Skyrim Special Edition as a “one-off.”
  • The 2017 Independent Games Festival Awards nominees have been announced.
  • Valve is adding Xbox One/Xbox 360 controller support to every game on Steam.
  • Someone remade Super Mario Land in Super Mario Maker and you can download all the levels right now.

New Videos

Etcetera

  • Awesome Games Done Quick 2017 is coming an end today, so look back at this Shovel Knight speedrun race, one of our favorites from the event.
  • Joe Carnahan has finished the script to the Uncharted movie. Filming should begin sometime this year.

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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