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Weekly Warp-Up: Customer Appreciation Edition

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Senior Editor Nicole Kline is surely spending her lazy Sunday morning blasting away at the denizens of Pandora’s Moon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. This is all thanks to a “Customer Appreciation Certificate” good for one free copy of the game that she was given during the Gearbox Panel at this year’s PAX East expo. But before she got to play, she had to deal with Gearbox’s less-than-stellar customer service team, who weren’t able to distribute the free game codes by the promised date. You can read all about her experience in Gearbox’s “Customer Appreciation” Debacle: A Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Non-Review.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, Dan Hobbs reviewed Pure Pool, a game simulation of the sport of pool. Yes, it sure is.

Finally this week, scores for the first two games in our Video Game Fantasy League have been locked in. After one month on the market, Destiny achieved a rating of 76 on Metacritic while Final Fantasy Theatrhythm Curtain Call scored an 82. So right now, the standings look like this…

1. Nicole Kline (82)
2. John Scalzo (76)
3. Allen Jenkins (–)
3. Andrew Rainnie (–)
3. Mike Ryan (–)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Here Comes Nintendo Edition

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Nintendo has always done their own thing. It’s their greatest strength and their biggest weakness. And it’s part of why the company is so beloved even as the PS4 and Xbox One surpass the Wii U in market share. This week, Nintendo took a bold step forward and told gamers… uh, don’t forget us, we still exist!

OK, so it wasn’t a major marketing push, this is still Nintendo after all.

But the consolemaker made a few big announcements this week, including confirmation that Super Smash Bros. For Wii U will be released on November 21. The company also confirmed that Super Smash Bros. For 3DS has sold almost three million copies so far, cementing it as one of this year’s biggest hits. But they weren’t done. Nintendo also announced that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, the adorable game everyone secretly wants to play, will be released on December 5. And they revealed their new “Nindies” line at IndieCade 2014, including a never-before-seen version of Beatbuddy for the Wii U.

Not a bad week for The Big N. More news from the week that was can be found after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: First Week of October 2014 Edition

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The Warp Zoned staff was just full of opinions this week. Mike Ryan laid out his plan for how to fix Club Nintendo in an editorial titled Nintendo of America Needs To Fix Club Nintendo. And one of our UK lads took in the sights at EGX London 2014 and filed an Dan Hobbs EGX London 2014 Report talking about Batman: Arkham Knight, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, WWE 2K15, and many more.

With the calendar flipping over, the Warp Zoned staff also got together to discuss What We Played in September 2014 and The Games of October 2014 that we’re most looking forward to. Thanks to a pretty great pre-release demo, Super Smash Bros. For 3DS appeared in both discussions.

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Weekly Warp-Up: Givin’ Up the Ghost Edition

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The biggest news from this week is that Blizzard finally dropped the axe on Project Titan and StarCraft: Ghost. The former would have been Blizzard’s MMO followup to World of Warcraft and the latter would have been a stealth/action game set within the StarCraft universe. Both games had their problems over the years as Blizzard originally delayed Titan’s release more or less indefinitely last year and Ghost was put “on hold” in 2006. But now they’ve both gone to that big GameStop in the sky, giving Blizzard more time to work on Hearthstone and their other projects.

Also this week, Mike Ryan turned in a review of The Walking Dead Season 2: Amid the Ruins, the fourth episode of Telltale’s retelling of the popular comic book series.

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Weekly Warp-Up: Tokyo Game Show 2014 Edition

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While we’re all still waiting for the Fall gaming rush to really kick into high gear, Microsoft went and pulled the trigger on their big deal, acquiring Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion. Minecraft will remain available on the PS3, the PS4, and mobile platforms, but we’re definitely in a different world now that Microsoft owns one of the biggest games in the world.

Speaking of big games, the Warp Zoned staff got together for our Fall 2014 Preview by hosting the world’s first Video Game Fantasy League. Which of our Fall picks will be considered the best games of the year? Follow along with us as we find out. And finally, Allen Jenkins makes his Warp Zoned debut with a look at a classic light gun game in It Came From 19XX: Lethal Enforcers.

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Weekly Warp-Up: Bundle Up Edition

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Microsoft and Nintendo spent this week getting ready for the holiday season by announcing a ton of new system bundles. Microsoft revealed that the Walmart-exclusive version of the 2014 Holiday Bundle would include a blue Xbox 360 console (and copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: Ghosts). But Nintendo went one further by announcing a trio of new 3DS XL bundles including designs based on the classic NES controller, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, and Super Smash Bros. For 3DS.

Next up, Dan Hobbs has posted a review of Metro Redux for your reading pleasure.

Oh, and in other news, Microsoft may be buying Mojang (creators of Minecraft) and Apple announced the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch. Maybe I should have lead with those.

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Weekly Warp-Up: It Is Your Destiny Edition

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Destiny will be available on store shelves in just two short days… are you ready? To help prepare, I suggest watching the pretty fun live-action trailer and reading about the rest of Warp Zoned’s week that was. For example, did you know that Andrew Rainnie turned his latest Kickstart This! column on its head by focusing on Indiegogo titles? Because he did. The entire Warp Zoned staff also got together to talk about What We Played In August 2014 and The Games of September 2014. And yes, Destiny definitely has a place in the latter.

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Weekly Warp-Up: PAX Prime 2014 Edition

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The 2014 PAX Prime convention is in full swing, so if you’re in Seattle you’re probably reading this from the show floor. And here’s some of the things you could be seeing today and tomorrow:

Deep Silver has Escape Dead Island, Dead Island 2, and Metro Redux available to play on the show floor, as well as Volition’s Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, which were announced on Friday. Speaking of crazy shooters, Harmonix is showcasing A City Sleeps, their new music-based shooter. Sony has more than 30 PS4 and Vita games to play at their booth. And Telltale Games has given the public their first taste of Tales From the Borderlands. Finally, The Behemoth has unveiled Game 4, and yes, the spider woman-cupcake is present and accounted for.

In non-PAX news, we’ve posted a pair of reviews this week for your perusal, Scram Kitty and His Buddy On Rails and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. And Andrew Rainnie continues his look at the state of the Wii U by asking if it’s worth it Bringing Ubisoft’s U Back to the Wii U.

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