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…
Today’s a big day… Whether you’re preparing to attend a Super Bowl Party or a long night of watching Super Bowl commercials on YouTube. To prepare yourself for the “Big Game,” EA Sports revealed this year’s Madden NFL 17 Super Bowl Prediction, which picked the Patriots to win it all. Also this week, we turned our Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time spotlight on one of the world’s foremost experts on turducken, John Madden Football.
Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, Brittney Williams explored the past, present, and future of Women of Color In Video Games, and argued that game developers are much too dependent on stereotypes and tropes.
Now… spike your mouse on the screen and read all about what else pinged our news radar this week.
New Game Announcements
- Fallout Shelter will be released for the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs next week.
- EA Sports will release Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18, NHL 18, NBA Live 18, and EA Sports UFC 3 this year.
Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements
- NetherRealm Studios added Black Canary to the upcoming Injustice 2.
- The next Need For Speed game is still on track for a 2017 release.
- EA’s CEO promised that Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will be “even bigger” than the first Battlefront.
- PlayStation VR owners will be able to download Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin on February 21.
- Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be released exclusively for the PS4 on July 11.
- Phantom Dust’s PC/Xbox One re-release should be available sometime before E3 2017.
- Nintendo revealed some of the technical specifications for the Switch including its size, weight, and the inclusion of a replaceable battery.
- Samurai Sword VR is now available to download through Steam.
Other Game News
- Nominations are now being accepted for the World Video Game Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017.
- Gigantic: Eternal Dawn update will add a new Hero to the game on February 23.
- The SAG-AFTRA voice actor’s union held another rally in Los Angeles as the strike continues.
- Players will be able to return to Morrowind in the next expansion to The Elder Scrolls Online.
- Nintendo Switch – “Super Bowl LI Commercial”
- Knee Deep – “Launch Trailer”
- Double Dragon IV – “Story Trailer”
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – “Sabotage DLC Pack Trailer”
Rumor Has It
- BioWare will deliver the first entry in a brand new franchise in Early 2018
New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World, Hitman: The Complete First Season, Digimon World: Next Order, more
- Nintendo Download: Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World, Fire Emblem Heroes, Gradius, more
- PlayStation Store: Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers, Double Dragon IV, Knee Deep, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Candleman, Subject 13, Kill the Bad Guy, Wells
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – Road to Boruto, Knee Deep
- Next Week’s Retail Releases: Nioh, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Year 2 Gold Edition, WWE 2K17 for PC