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Weekly Warp-Up: Are You At PAX South 2015?

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The Penny Arcade Expo is conquering another bit of territory with this weekend’s first-ever PAX South in San Antonio, Texas. The convention appears to be a big hit, so here’s to PAX South 2016!

Nintendo is enjoying the PAX South climate and they’ve brought their fancy new New 3DS XL handheld to the show along with playable demos of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter Ultimate 4. In other big Nintendo news, the consolemaker has announced that they will discontinue Club Nintendo this year. But don’t worry, a new loyalty program for Nintendo’s most loyal fans (which is basically all of them) will launch later this year.

Finally, Warp Zoned recently published our review of Alien: Isolation. If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out Creative Assembly’s survival horror masterpiece, perhaps our review will be what sways you.

If not, there’s always more news from the week that was after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: 2014 Games of the Year Edition

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2015 is still moving at a snail’s pace, so now’s the perfect time to reveal the winners of Warp Zoned’s 2014 Golden Pixel Awards. All of our favorite (and not so favorite) games of the year are available for your perusal, so go peruse!

In other Game of the Year news, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor collected the most nominations for the GDC Awards and the DICE Awards. Also, the nominees for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards have been announced.

Finally this week, Senior Editor Nicole Kline sat down with Ascension: Deckbuilding Game and wrote up a review. While the core Ascension action is still good, this adaptation is not.

More news from Warp Zoned’s week that was can be found after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: One… Two… Three… Four… Edition

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Welcome to another week of the Weekly Warp-Up and welcome to the beginning of Warp Zoned’s fifth year of operation. Running this site for the last four years has been pretty fun, so we’re definitely not stopping now.

Instead, we’re going to look forward. Forward at all the Games of January 2015 that we’re excited for. They’re aren’t many, as the entire release calendar is pretty bare, so maybe we’ll have to replay some of What We Played in December 2014.

One of the games we’re definitely looking forward to playing again is The Walking Dead Season 2: No Going Back, the thrilling conclusion to Telltale’s second Walking Dead adaptation. Warp Zoned Staff Writer Mike Ryan loved it quite a bit and you can read why in his review.

You can also read more of our ramblings from this past week after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Welcome to 2015 Edition

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Should old acquaintance be forgot and blah blah blah… Welcome to 2015, ladies and gentlemen! If you’re a video game fan, you’ll probably want to take a nap for the next four weeks as there is very little on the calendar for January. But a few things still happened this week, such as our review of The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack, the first Mario Kart 8 expansion. We also compiled our very first edition of Insert Quarterly, a quarterly look at some of the best game writing ’round the Internet.

And finally, our Fall 2014 Video Game Fantasy League has come to an end and Mike Ryan, one of Warp Zoned’s dedicated Staff Writers, is the winner. Congratulations, Mike!

The rest of the news from the rest of the week can be found after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: End of 2014 Edition

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Christmas is over and the end of 2014 is in sight. For a lot of people, that means new games. And in his recent review of review of Hyrule Warriors, Warp Zoned’s Allen Jenkins suggests that the Zelda spinoff should be one of them.

But if you weren’t up to playing games, did you know that the controversial Seth Rogen/James Franco flick The Interview is now available to download through Xbox Live and other streaming services. Well, it is.

What else happened this week? Not much, but you can read all about it after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Christmas Countdown 2014 Edition

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Are you ready for Christmas? Is your tree up? Is your shopping done? Have you told someone how much you hate Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime”?

Now that you’re in the proper holiday mood, feel free to look back at some of the articles we posted this week including my review of Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions and Andrew Rainnie’s latest Kickstart This! column, which includes Aviary Attorney, Curse of the Darkness, and Spectrum.

NIS America dropped a pretty nice batch of presents down our chimney this week as well with the announcement that the publisher will release will release The Awakened Fate Ultimatum (PS3) on March 17, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy (Vita) in Spring 2015, and Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4) in Fall 2015.

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Weekly Warp-Up: PlayStation Experience 2014 Hangover

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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

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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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