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Weekly Warp-Up: Rumors About Red Dead Redemption 2 and Quake 5 Abound…

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With the 2016 E3 Expo inching ever closer, more and more rumors have started to crop up about what the major publishers are working on next. Just look at Rockstar Games, the publishing label hasn’t produced an original game since 2013’s Grand Theft Auto V, but this week we learned they’re working on “multiple projects,” and that one of them might be Red Dead Redemption 2.

I don’t doubt that something big is brewing within the walls of Rockstar, but it’s a little harder to believe that id Software is going to jump straight from Doom to Quake 5. However, I also can’t picture them trying something new just yet, so a return to one of gaming’s biggest franchises could be a very real possibility (albeit one we might not get to play until 2018).

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, we reviewed Renegade Kid’s Mutant Mudds Super Challenge, and if you’re a fan of retro-inspired platformers, you might want to give it a chance.

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Weekly Warp-Up: Walt Disney Shuts Down Disney Interactive and Cancels Disney Infinity…

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The biggest news this week wasn’t an exciting new announcement or confirmation of a long-awaited release date. The biggest new this week is that The Walt Disney Company has decided to shut down their Disney Interactive division and brought an end to the Disney Infinity franchise. Disney didn’t go into too many details about why the shutdown took place, but they did say that the plan going forward is to license their characters and films to other game publishers.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned, we published Part Two of It’s In Your Blood: A History of Horror Games this week. Moving into the 90s, it’s time to relive Alone in the Dark, Resident Evil, Clock Tower, and a few others. A review of Enter the Gungeon was also published this week, and it might be worth a look as the twin-stick shooter/roguelike-like hybrid definitely has its moments.

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Weekly Warp-Up: Battlefield 1 Versus Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

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The battle lines are being redrawn as Activision and EA will go head-to-head this Fall with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1. However, players will get the chance to choose whether they want to go back to the future with Infinite Warfare or travel back in time to Battlefield 1’s World War I setting. Naturally, the two gaming superpowers had a lot to say about their marquee franchises this week.

On the Call of Duty front, Activision delivered a Debut Trailer for this November’s game, while also revealing that Deluxe Editions will come packaged with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. They later announced a few details on Infinity Ward’s first Zombies Mode, and confirmed that Modern Warfare Remastered will not be sold on its own.

Meanwhile, EA dropped a lot of details about Battlefield 1’s World War I setting, and unveiled a massive Collector’s Edition and a special Early Enlister Edition that’ll be available three days before the regular release date.

In the more immediate future, we published the latest entry in our Kickstart This! series, which took a look at In the Shadows this week. The Warp Zoned staff also got together to discuss What We Played in April 2016 and The Games of May 2016.

Finally, the World Video Game Hall of Fame announced their Class of 2016, which included The Legend of Zelda, Grand Theft Auto III, Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Invaders, The Oregon Trail, and The Sims.

There were also plenty of smaller skirmishes all around the world of gaming this past week, and you can read all about them after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: PAX East 2016 Aftermath

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The eyes of the gaming world were pointed at Boston last weekend for the annual PAX East convention. And with another knockout show, publisher and developers did not disappoint. Over the weekend, we saw Mira take a bite out of Killer Instinct Season 3, Jason deliver the coup de grace in Friday the 13th: The Game, and Deathstate begin its journey towards a PS4 and Xbox One launch.

Our PAX East 2016 coverage also included a Hands-On Preview of the bouncy Cuphead and a rundown of our favorite games from the show floor with The PAXpocalypse List.

But the biggest news from the week may be that Nintendo will launch their mysterious NX console in March 2017. Not only that, but The Legend of Zelda Wii U will also receive a simultaneous release on the new console.

PAX East is always a good time, but you can find more news from the rest of the week after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Greetings From PAX East 2016

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The Warp Zoned staff is in Massachusetts this weekend for the biggest gaming expo in the northeast… PAX East. Our dedicated PAX East 2016 page is the best close to go for all the latest news and views from the show floor, and don’t forget to check back in with us next week for the unveiling of this year’s PAXpocalypse List, our annual look at the best games from the Boston show.

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Weekly Warp-Up: PAX East 2016 Preparations…

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The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center will open its doors for PAX East 2016 in less than five days (118 hours, to be exact) and the exhibitor list is filling out nicely:

Elsewhere around Warp Zoned this week, we published a review of Ska Studios’s Salt and Sanctuary. It’s a little like Dark Souls, and if you don’t have the time to dive into Dark Souls III, it’s the next best thing.

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Weekly Warp-Up: A Big Week for Bethesda…

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It was a big week for Bethesda as the publisher celebrated a big win for Fallout 4 at the 2016 BAFTA Games Awards. The post-apocalyptic RPG was named “Best Game” by the British Academy, beating out The Witcher 3, Bloodborne, and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.

Bethesda is also gearing up to release their next big hit, Doom, and we thought last week’s Closed Beta was a huge success. If you weren’t able to secure a beta key, you’ll get another chance to chaingun a demon on Mars next week with the Open Beta. Bethesda’s post-launch DLC plans for Doom were also revealed earlier this week.

Elsewhere around Warp Zoned this week, the staff got together to discuss What We Played In March and our picks for The Games of April. You can also spend this Sunday with a review of multiplayer physics puzzler Dreii.

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Weekly Warp-Up: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Final Fantasy XV…

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Square Enix held their big “Uncovered” event for Final Fantasy XV earlier this week, so now we know much more about the upcoming RPG than we did a week ago. The big news is that the game will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One on September 30. However, if you absolutely can’t wait to play it, the “Platinum Demo” is now available to download through the PlayStation Store and Xbox Games Store.

But the game isn’t the only piece of Final Fantasy XV merchandise we’ll get this year. Square Enix also plans to release a prequel anime series (Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV) and a feature-length animated film (Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV) based on the game. A pinball game for mobile devices, Justice Monsters Five, will also be available soon.

Finally, Square Enix recruited Florence Welch, of Florence + The Machine, to record a cover of “Stand By Me” for Final Fantasy XV.

Elsewhere around Warp Zoned this week, we reviewed the purr-fectly fun Catlateral Damage.

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