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Weekly Warp-Up: Knocking on Autumn’s Door 2015 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…

This year’s Fall gaming rush is almost here, but first we’ve got to get the last few weeks of Summer out of the way first. For example, did you know Nintendo held a Splatoon Global Testfire this weekend? It’s still going on and today’s your last chance to get in on a free weekend for one of this Summer’s best games. And speaking of good games that were released this Summer, we recently posted a review of Lego Jurassic World. If you like Lego games, it’s very likely worth your time.

But it’s hard to think about the Fall without looking even further afield to this Winter, when Sony plans to host the second annual PlayStation Experience. The two-day expo moves to San Francisco this year and will likely be just as jam-packed full of demos and announcements as the 2014 edition.

More news from the week that was is available after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Summer Dead Zone 2015 Edition

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With the E3 Expo and Gamescom in the rearview mirror, it’s time to enter that dead zone where there’s very little news coming down the pike and even fewer new games ahead of the Fall rush. But a few things of note did happen this week.

For example, Our own Josh Griffiths helped produce an English adaptation of the Metal Gear Solid audio drama that was first released in 1998 in Japan. Also this week, Blizzard confirmed that they are hiring for an “Unannounced Diablo Project.” And Jonathan Nolan said that his HBO-bound Westworld remake looked to Red Dead Redemption and BioShock for inspiration. There’s even the rather scandalous news that a video of Fallout 4‘s Gamescom demo is now viewable on Pornhub.

The lengths some fans will go to. Thankfully, it’s easy to find the rest of this week’s important news. It’s available after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Gamescom 2015 in Review

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The Gamescom expo in Cologne, Germany has been the place to be all week and it’s still the place to be today. What started as a small show for European publishers and developers has grown into one of the largest gaming conventions in the world and this year’s show features an impressive batch announcements and reveals to match.

But first, catch up on What the Warp Zoned Staff Played in July 2015 and our picks for The Games of August 2015. Also, there’s a new review of the 80s-inspired racer Spectra.

With that out of the yway, on to the Gamescom news! (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Gamescom 2015 Countdown

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Gamescom, the biggest video game convention in all of Europe, kicks next week in Cologne, Germany and game publishers are preparing for the big show. Most expo announcements are still a big mystery, but we did learn this week that Blizzard plans to announce the sixth World of Warcraft expansion in Germany.

In other news, UK Correspondent Andrew Rainnie has published the latest edition of Kickstart This!, which focuses on the crowdfunding efforts of Soul Keepers, XO, and The Wizards of Trinity Bellwoods.

Finally this week, Josh Griffiths has published an editorial digging into the Frames Per Second Fight. Spoiler Alert: People who demand 60 frames per second are often a tad unreasonable.

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

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Weekly Warp-Up: Can You Escape From the Man-Sized Cabinet?

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The Summer of 2015 continues its rather lazy trajectory and so little is happening in the game industry right now that an out-of-work comedian was able to capture our attention all week with the released of a browser-based text adventure. Of course, this out-of-work comedian is none other than Stephen Colbert and his “Colbert Nation” is dedicated in ways that few fandoms are. So play a few rounds of Escape From the Man-Sized Cabinet this weekend and watch out for the monster with a bear trap for a head.

Also this week, Bethesda reminded the public they’ll be selecting names for a Doom Alpha Test soon. And Nintendo UK unveiled a Super Mario Maker Limited Edition that’ll include a 30th Aniiversary Mario Amiibo.

More news from this week (including a Hideo Kojima conspiracy theory and Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s release date) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Satoru Iwata 1959-2015

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The only news last week was the untimely passing of Nintendo’s President and CEO, Satoru Iwata. Just 55 years old at the time of his death, Iwata wasn’t a prolific hitmaker like Shigeru Miyamoto or a big talker like Hideo Kojima, but his quiet devotion to video games has certainly made the world a better place.

Thousands paid their respects at Iwata’s funeral this weekend while thousands more have petitioned Nintendo to create an Amiibo figure to honor their late leader. After seeing Iwata perform hosting duties for Nintendo’s series of Nintendo Direct video, I think he would have enjoyed that very much.

More news from this past week, including our review of Kholat, can be found after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Comic-Con 2015 Catch-Up Edition

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This weekend’s San Diego Comic-Com held some big surprises, but the biggest surely had to be Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Activision revealed the game will receive three different Special Editions, including one with a working mini-fridge. The publisher also unveiled the first trailer for the game’s Zombies Mode, which stars Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, Ron Perlman, and Robert Picardo.

We also learned that Ken and Blanka have been added to Street Fighter V. Though we won’t get our first glimpse at Blanka until the Brasil Game Show in October.

For those of us that couldn’t attend the annual geek gathering, watching new trailers for upcoming games had to suffice and several publishers definitely delivered. The new Lego Dimensions featuring Doctor Who was insanely great, as was the new gameplay trailer for the 80s time capsule that is Transformers: Devastation. And speaking of time, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 took us on a tour of history in its new trailer.

If you are in San Diego right now, you should probably swing by the Capcom booth, because they’re selling a wearable Mega Man Helmet at this year’s Comic-Con.

Closer to home, we sat down with Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Creative Director Craig Howard to talk about the game and the developer’s future, including Lucid’s next game, which is said to be an “exciting” arcade action game.

Finally, UK Correspondent Andrew Rainnie is back with another edition of Kickstart This! This time he looks at Defect, Disciples of the Storm, and The Nascent: An Anecdote of Aetherholme.

As always, additional news from this week can be found after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Happy 4th of July, 2015 Edition

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Did everybody out there have a good 4th of July? I hope you got to take part in plenty of picnicking and BBQ and Splatoon Splatfest time. But if you’re looking for fireworks, there were plenty to be found in the second week of post-E3 aftermath…

And speaking of Splatoon, if you’re still on the fence, you’ll definitely want to read our review. Especially because the game is prominently featured in our What We Played in June 2015 round-up. And since The Games of July 2015 is so sparse, most of us will probably still be playing Splatoon.

More news from last week (and almost none of it is Splatoon-related) can be found after the break. (more…)

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