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Weekly Warp-Up: Nintendo Heats Up Our Interest in the Fire Emblem Franchise…

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We’ve updated our Big List of Nintendo Switch Games in the aftermath of that huge Nintendo Switch Presentation. There’s definitely something for everyone with more than 80 games in development for Nintendo’s next console.

However, the consolemaker had more to say this week with a packed Fire Emblem Direct presentation that included new details on the February 2nd launch of Fire Emblem Heroes on Android devices, a New 3DS debut for Fire Emblem Warriors, and the announcement of a “main series” Fire Emblem game that’ll come to the Switch in 2018. Nintendo also confirmed that 1992’s Fire Emblem Gaiden will finally be released in the US as Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia in May.

Finally this week, our latest essay looking at the history behind “The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time” focused on the theatrical themes present in Super Mario Bros. 3. Did you know Shigeru Miyamoto thinks of Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, and all the rest as actors?

More dispatches from the video game news ticker can be found after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Nintendo Switch Presentation Recap

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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. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Welcome to 2017…

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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. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Good Riddance 2016

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Goodbye 2016, I think it’s safe to say that most people won’t miss you AT ALL.

Around Warp Zoned this week, we took an early look at Sony’s Gravity Rush 2, which will be released for the PS4 on January 20. The action game will offer fans a unique graphical style and a gravity-defying combat system.

So let’s all say hello to 2017 and hope for the best in the New Year. But first, you can find the rest of with the rest of the news from this week after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Merry Christmas 2016

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“You there, boy! What day is this?”
“Today, sir? Why, it’s Christmas Day!”

Whether you’re spending time with family or having a chat with three spirits, wishing for a Red Ryder BB Gun, or throwing Hans Gruber off a skyscraper, it’s time to be of good cheer. Even if the great video game news wheel has ground to a halt in the last few days of 2016.

Though let’s not forget, Square Enix gave us a brand new look at Dragon Quest XI: In Search of the Departed Time, 343 started to internally discuss “super-secret” stuff related to Halo 6, and Niantic kicked off a “Year-End Event” for Pokemon Go.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, UK Correspondent Andrew Rainnie filed his final Kickstart This! of the year for Super Red-Hot Hero, and Editor-In-Chief John Scalzo reviewed Super Mario Run.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Now we’ve got more news after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Is It 2017 Yet? Edition

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Publishers and developers have officially run out of interesting things to talk about in 2016. So with two weeks left in the year, people have started to look to 2017, which promises to be a huge year for the industry.

This is especially true for Nintendo, which released Super Mario Run for iOS devices earlier this week, and is planning to launch the Switch in March. So as we get ready for the consolemaker’s big presentation planned for January 12, we updated our Big List of Nintendo Switch Games to reflect the latest announcements.

Also this week, we’re looking forward to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard in January, so we played through the “Midnight Version” of the game’s Beginning Hour demo.

More news from this past week can be found after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Nintendo Will Fully Unveil the Switch in One Month…

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We’re just 32 days away from Nintendo’s big Switch presentation, and with the rest of the industry shutting down for the holidays, it’s a great time to talk about everything that’s been happening with the upcoming console.

The biggest news from this past week is that the consolemaker brought the Nintendo Switch (and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Run) to The Tonight Show. Jimmy Fallon got to grope the coveted console for a few minutes, and it was our first “live” look at the machine operating in the wild.

But perhaps more interesting is all the rumors surrounding the Switch, including a fairly credible report that states From Software will release a Dark Souls Trilogy collection next year. Fans of classic gaming might also be interested in the rumored inclusion of GameCube games in the Switch’s Virtual Console.

Indie developers are wholeheartedly embracing the Switch and two new games were announced this week: a dreamy exploration game known as Seasons of Heaven, and an adventurous RPG known as The Sacred Hero.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, the staff got together to discuss What We Played in November and The Games of December.

More news from the previous seven days can be found after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Time to Look Back at the 2016 Game Awards and 2016 PlayStation Experience

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One of the best weeks on the gaming calendar is the one-two punch of The Game Awards and Sony’s PlayStation Experience. This year was no different.

Overwatch won the coveted “Game of the Year” prize at the Game Awards, and new trailer were unveiled for Death Stranding, Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, and Mass Effect: Andromeda.

This year’s PlayStation Experience gave us an even bigger look into gaming’s future with announcements for The Last of Us Part II, Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite (which is also coming to the PC and Xbox One), and dozens more.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, we published Warp Zoned Wish List to offer suggestions on What We Want From the Resident Evil 2 Remake. And Andrew Rainnie is back with a new Kickstart This! column, this time focusing on Nuclear Fiction’s Ariel.

More news from the Game Awards, the PlayStation Experience, and the rest of the week can be found after the break. (more…)

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