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Weekly Warp-Up: PlayStation Experience 2014 Hangover

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…

Before I begin this edition of the Weekly Warp-Up, I’d like to once again mention the passing of video game pioneer Ralph Baer at the age of 92. The world will miss you.

Now then, Sony’s PlayStation Experience sure had a lot of announcements, didn’t it? We were still working our way through all of them earlier this week, and even with seven extra days, I’m pretty sure I still missed a few. But I definitely did not miss out on the news that Final Fantasty VII is finally coming to the PS4 (albeit, not as an HD remaster). And then there’s the first Street Fighter V gameplay trailer, the announcement of MLB 15: The Show, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions shooting up the Vita soon, and the fact that Mortal Kombat X won’t have any platform-specific characters. But it’ll probably be a “year or two” before we hear more about God of War 4.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned, Vault Hunter extraordinaire Nicole Kline filed her Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel review. As you might have guessed from the title, it’s not quite what fans were expecting from a third Borderlands game.

If you need more game news from the previous seven days, you’ll find it after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Game Awards 2014 + PlayStation Experience 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…

It was like July in Christmas this weekend as the entire game industry (except for Microsoft, curiously enough) came out for the 2014 Game Awards and the first-ever PlayStation Experience. Both events were overflowing with new information and announcements galore. At the Game Awards alone we got new looks at Mario Maker, Human Element, The Legend of Zelda Wii U, Bloodborne, King’s Quest, Until Dawn, Tacoma, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and a few others. Oh yeah, and Dragon Age: Inquisition won “Game of the Year.”

Elsewhere around Warp Zoned, we used this week to discuss What We Played in November 2014 and the games we’re most looking forward to this month in The Games of December 2014. UK Correspondent Andrew Rainnie also pulled double duty by filing an interview with InnerSpace developer PolyKnight Games and the latest edition of Kickstart This! (focusing on Unsettled, Blood Star, and Waking the Glares).

An almost overwhelming amount of additional news can be found after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Thanksgiving Hangover 2014 Edition

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It was another slow week for game news, but not for Ubisoft and they’re continued problems with Assassin’s Creed: Unity. The publisher just released a third patch in an attempt to fix some of the game’s nagging issues, but it doesn’t appear to be enough. While they continue to tinker with the game, they’ve decided to give away “Dead Kings,” the game’s planned downloadable expansion.

On a more positive note, our monthly Kickstart This! column, focusing on interesting Kickstarter projects, has become our weekly Kickstart This! column. In our first weekly installment, we take a look at Hollow Knight, Skies, and That Dragon Cancer.

You can find more news from this week after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Black Friday 2014 Approaches

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The past seven days have been rather quiet for the video game industry. However, we did get a huge batch of pre-Christmas releases and Black Friday is right around the corner. That’s something, right?

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift, you might like to know that the first batch of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial cartridges excavated from the Alamogordo landfill sold for as much as $1,500. Though unboxed copies went for as little as $500. As much as I’d like one, I think this is one collectible that is out of my reach.

If you’re looking for something a little more meaty, then I suggest heading over to Joshua Wise’s discussion of Shadow of Order‘s depiction of the desire for power in The Path Our Enemy Forges: Shadow of Mordor and Mimetic Desire.

And finally, the nominees for the first ever Game Awards have been announced. Dark Souls II, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Destiny, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare all lead the way with three nominations apiece.

More news from the week that was (though not much more) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: The Game Awards Cometh Edition

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Geoff Keighley spent the last decade building up the Spike TV VGX Awards (formerly the Video Game Awards) from a show that was completely embarrassing to a show that’s now mostly tolerable. But the famed game presenter has decided to jump ship and start his own end-of-year awards show, The Game Awards. Keighley has sought out the help of Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, and Valve to produce his show, which will also include a collection of clips from some of 2015’s most-anticipated games.

Personally, I hope Spike TV chooses to continue the VGX Awards so we can have two chances to watch awkward game executives and bored Hollywood types hand out awards to developers who aren’t sure how they’re supposed to react. Plus, it might lead to more drunken development deals.

Are you looking for more news from this past week? Then I suggest you look for it after the break where we delve into a bunch of new game announcements (Yay!) and a few delays (Oh no!). (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Welcome to November 2014 Edition

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 the blustery month of November where the weather is cold, but the games are hot, hot, hot. I apologize for that. But it is the perfect lead-in to alert you that the Warp Zoned staff got together to anoint our Games of November 2014 earlier this week. We also sat down and talked about What We Played in October 2014 in case you’re interested.

Elsewhere on the site this week, I talked to the developers of Guns Gore & Cannoli about their in-development side-scroller, their love of mob movies, and the ingredients to a perfect cannoli (which is apparently hard to find in Belgium, who knew?).

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Weekly Warp-Up: Xbox One Price Cut Edition

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Unsurprisingly, Microsoft blinked first in offering a price cut on their new-generation console. The system already received a pseudo-discount earlier this year when Microsoft began unbundling the Kinect sensor and now a further $50 price cut begins today. As of right now, the Xbox One price cut is considering “temporary” by Microsoft, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes permanent by 2015.

Microsoft wasn’t just reacting to Sony’s dominance with the PS4, but also a surging Nintendo. The Japanese giant revealed new sales figures for the Wii U that place it well ahead of Microsoft’s Xbox One in the console sales race. Nintendo also reiterated that they have at least a dozen Wii U games planned for release in 2015 including a new Legend of Zelda, a new Star Fox, and Xenoblade Chronicles X.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned, Nicole Kline filed a review of Level-5’s bizarre soccer/RPG hybrid, Inazuma Eleven, while John Scalzo (hey, that’s me) reviewed Rovio’s latest free-to-play game, Angry Birds Transformers.

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Weekly Warp-Up: Hyper Light Edition

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There’s still one more week left in Heart Machine’s pre-release beta for Hyper Light Drifter. The overhead action-adventure game will be released in early 2015, but the beta is available now to all who pre-order it and our Nicole Kline is enjoying it quite a bit. This year has been a bit lacking when it comes to groundbreaking new releases, but if Hyper Light Drifter is any indication, 2015 will more than make up for it.

In other unreleased games news, Andrew Rainnie has filed the latest entry in his Kickstart This! column examining some of the best Kickstarter campaigns to launch in the last few weeks. If you’ve got some extra coin and are looking to support an independent developer or two, do check them out.

Finally this week, Nintendo continued to prime the gaming populace for the November 21 launch of Super Smash Bros. For Wii U. In a brand new “50-Fact Extravaganza” video, the publisher has revealed that the multiplayer fighter will support 8-player brawls and confirmed that downloadable characters will be available beginning next year. And just think, there are 48 more facts where those came from!

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