Weekly Warp-Up: Welcome to 2017…

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…

Welcome to 2017!

We at Warp Zoned rang in the new year by launching our biggest project ever: “The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time.” We analyzed 44 different “Best Video Games of All Time” lists and used the data to produce a definitive Top 100. We’re also going to look deeper at at least one game in the Top 100 every week, and we hope you’ll join us for that.

Also this week, we handed out the 2016 Golden Pixel Awards to some of our favorite games from last year including Doom, Final Fantasy XV, Dark Souls III, Pokemon Sun and Moon, and many more.

More news from the past seven days can be found after the break.

New Game Announcements

  • The Plague was announced by Focus Home Interactive and Asobo Studio.

Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements

  • Ed Boon confirmed that Injustice 2 will be released on May 16.
  • Knee Deep will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One in late January/early February.
  • Slightly Mad said Project CARS 2 will be released in “Septemberish.”
  • The Mega Man Mobile re-releases are now available on iOS and Android devices.
  • BioWare will officially release Mass Effect: Andromeda on March 21.
  • Tequila Works announced they will release Rime for the PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Switch in May 2017.
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda isn’t in development for the Nintendo Switch, but BioWare “never wants to close doors” to bringing the franchise to Nintendo’s next console.
  • Sony Europe released a “Coming in 2017” trailer on New Year’s Day that included Detroit: Become Human.

Other Game News

  • The PC/Mac version of Minecraft has now sold 25 million copies.
  • Sony sold 6.2 million PS4 consoles during the holiday season to bring their total install base to 53.4 million.
  • Inside leads all other games with six nominations at the 2017 GDC Awards.
  • Kilgore is now available to download in Killer Instinct.
  • Overwatch’s “Oasis” map is now available to download.
  • Pokemon Sun and Moon were the best-selling games on Amazon in 2016.
  • The “Top 100 Best Sellers on Steam in 2016″ included Dark Souls III, Civilization VI, No Man’s Sky, and many more.

New Videos

Etcetera

  • Conan O’Brien’s Clueless Gamer segment is being developed as a standalone series.

Rumor Has It

New Release Round-Up

  • Retail Releases: MX Vs ATV Supercross Encore 2017
  • Nintendo Download: Pokemon Snap, Spheroids, more
  • PlayStation Store: None
  • Xbox Games Store: None
  • Next Week’s Retail Releases: None
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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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