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Weekly Warp-Up: Doom! Doom! Doom!

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…

Whatever your feelings are about the game’s rather generic boxart, I’m just happy id Software’s Doom finally has an official release date. The first person shooter will be available on May 13 in a standard edition and a spiffy Collector’s Edition, and you can see it in action in a brand new Campaign Trailer. Conan O’Brien also got to spend a little time with Doom during his latest Clueless Gamer segment, where he was joined by Von Miller, Josh Norman, and Marshawn Lynch.

On the subject of Super Bowl 50, EA Sports and Madden NFL 16 are predicting that the Panthers will beat Broncos in the final seconds of the Big Game today.

And speaking of big games, the Warp Zoned staff got together this week to talk about What We Played in January 2016 and The Games of February 2016. Hope you enjoy them.

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

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Weekly Warp-Up: EA Has a Big 2016 Planned… But Probably No New Star Wars Game

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EA delivered their quarterly financial report this week and the megapublisher announced big plans for the rest of 2016. First they confirmed that Battlefield 5 is on track for a Fall 2016 release and that Mass Effect: Andromeda and TitanFall 2 will launch shortly after. Could be late this year, or early next year, but both games will be available before April 1, 2017.

Though what you likely won’t see from EA in 2016 is another Star Wars game as the publisher said that Visceral’s Star Wars project is “a few years out,” even though the company shipped more than 13 million copies of Star Wars: Battlefront.

Elsewhere this week, UK Correspondent Andrew Rainnie filed another entry in his long-running Kickstart This! series. This time, he shined a spotlight on Consortium: The Tower, Dragon of Legends, and Wandersong. And finally this week, Contributor Sean Weiland turned in a review of Random Seed’s TimeFrame.

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Weekly Warp-Up: Let’s Talk About This Year’s Biggest Games…

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Let’s talk about this year’s biggest games. What d’you say? There wasn’t a whole lot to excite the gaming population in January, but there’s plenty of interesting stuff scheduled to be released during the rest of the Winter months, which we talk about in A Day-By-Day Guide to All of 2016’s New Video Games (January – March). We’ll get to the rest of the year soon, and it looks just as packed, trust me.

However, if you’re still digging through last year’s most-acclaimed titles, might we suggest SteamWorld Heist. If you need more convincing, please direct yourself to a review by Staff Writer Mike Ryan.

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Weekly Warp-Up: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Sells Big…

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The NPD Group has delivered its monthly report on the state of the game industry’s retail sales, and once again Call of Duty: Black Ops III is sitting atop the top ten. The research firm also publishing its findings for all of 2015 and Black Ops III topped that list as well. To bandwagon on all this bragging, Activision added that the Call of Duty franchise has now sold more than 250 million copies since its debut in 2003.

If you’re looking for another recap of last month, the Warp Zoned staff got together to talk about What We Played in December 2015. And then we followed that up with a discussion of The Games of January 2016.

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Weekly Warp-Up: The Oculus Rift Finally Has a Release Date…

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After being teased as “The Next Big Thing” practically my whole life, the virtual reality revolution is finally at hand as Oculus announced that the Oculus Rift will be available on March 28 for $600. The company is definitely asking for quite a large chunk of change to enter their new playground (the $1,000 PC you’ll need to power the Rift is a separate purchase), but thus is the price of being on the ground floor for “The Next Big Thing.”

In other 2016 news, Microsoft gave us a “snapshot” of its slate of PC/Xbox One exclusives for the upcoming calendar year. Most of the titles should look familiar to anyone who saw the consolemaker’s E3 2015 Press Conference, but they did confirm that Keiji Inafune’s ReCore has slipped from a Spring release into the Fall. Microsoft also delivered the not-unexpected news that Platinum’s Scalebound will be released in 2017.

Finally this week, we here at Warp Zoned want you to take a step back into 2015 for a moment as we reveal the winners of our 2015 Golden Pixel Awards. SPOILER ALERT… We liked Axiom Verge, Splatoon and Super Mario Maker a lot.

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Weekly Warp-Up: Welcome to 2016 Edition

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The Christmas tree has been taken down and the New Year’s confetti has been cleaned up. Yup, we are officially in the dead zone of video game news. Might as well strike up another round of “Auld Lang Syne” and take in another showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($625 million already, can you believe it?).

Believe it or not, one of the biggest stories from this past week is the announcement that another game in the Bases Loaded franchise is in development in Japan. For someone who played a ton of Bases Loaded back in the NES days, this is definitely big news. But it’s not exactly going to set the world on fire. “Auld Lang Syne” and Star Wars it is.

But before I go, I want to thank all our readers for sticking with Warp Zoned over the last five years. We love what we do and we’re going to keep doing it for as long as possible.

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Weekly Warp-Up: Say Goodbye to 2015 Edition

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We’re about to wrap up 2015 and, as usual, the vast majority of the video game industry has taken the week off. But there’s still a few new things to talk about, and our own Andrew Rainnie even filed another entry in his Kickstart This! series. If you’ve got some extra Christmas cash lying around, Andrew suggests funneling it towards Deserted, Wanda: A Beautiful Apocalypse, and Night City Assault.

Or you could read up on the games news from the rest of the week, which is available after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: Hideo Kojima Leaves Konami and Other Stories

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It was a big week for Hideo Kojima as the legendary developer officially (and finally) parted terms with Konami. Kojima then immediately turned around and announced an alliance between his newly reformed Kojima Productions and Sony Computer Entertainment. The deal will allow the developer to produce a “console-exclusive” PS4 game in a “new franchise” for the company. That’s about all we know right now, but this is a huge get for Sony, and a huge opportunity for Kojima.

No other news from the week that was compares (unless you want to talk about how amazing Star Wars: The Force Awakens is), but you can find more articles after the break. (more…)

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