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Weekly Warp-Up: Comic-Con 2016 in Review…

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It’s Comic-Con weekend, so get ready to get geeky and nerdy with all the latest video game news. That includes our look at 10 Superheroes and Supervillains We Want to See in Injustice 2, which matches up nicely with the announcement that NetheRealm will add Wonder Woman and Blue Beetle to Injustice 2.

But the biggest news out of San Diego this weekend is that a pair of new Sonic games are in development at Sega including Sonic Mania (a 2D side-scroller due out next Spring) and Project Sonic (a new game from Sonic Team that’ll be released for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and NX next Fall).

But for my money, the actual biggest announcement was that Bandai Namco will bring Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 to the PC, PS4, and Xbox One this September. Pac is back!

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, we cast our reviewer’s gaze on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Nathan Drake had a good run, but it’s time to say goodbye.

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

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Weekly Warp-Up: Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition Made My Week…

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Christmas is coming early this year, because earlier this week, Nintendo announced they will release the NES Classic Edition, a microconsole pre-loaded with 30 games this November. Yes, it’s just a repackaged Wii with a variety of Virtual Console content on a hard drive, but it is also undeniably awesome.

There in’t much else to talk about this week (probably too many people obsessed with Pokemon Go), but believe it or not, employees from Ubisoft actually helped educate the world on the correct way to pronounce Ubisoft. Turns out, everybody’s right!

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned, UK Correspondent Andrew Rainnie turned his crowdfunding eye towards Escape From Pleasure Planet in the latest edition Kickstart This! and I reviewed Tumblestone, your new favorite puzzle game.

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

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Weekly Warp-Up: Pokemon Go is a Go

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We’re in that rather blissful post-E3/pre-Gamescom rift where nothing much of note happens in the video game industry. Thankfully, Pokemon Go is here to make the Summer a little more exciting. But remember to steer clear of dead bodies when you’re trying to catch ’em all.

Another favorite Summer pastime is the recently-ended Summer Games Done Quick charity stream. But you can still go back and relive all of this year’s great runs, and don’t forget to watch the event’s “3-Legged Race” kickoff by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Finally this week, the Warp Zoned staff got together to discuss What We Played in June (Doom! Mighty No. 9!) and The Games of July (Um…).

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

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Weekly Warp-Up: Nintendo Schedules the Final Splatfest…

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Nintendo has a habit of sticking to tried and true franchise these days, but they took a big leap of faith with Splatoon last year and it paid off handsomely. The game sold millions of copies and made stars out of the Squid Sisters, Callie and Marie. Earlier this week, the consolemaker announced that Splatoon’s final Splatfest event will take place on July 22… but it’s certainly been quite a ride.

Hopefully we’ll get more Splatoon on the NX, but in the meantime, you can read the third part in our history of horror games right here: It’s In Your Blood: A History of Horror Games (Part Three).

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Weekly Warp-Up: E3 2016 Aftermath

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The 2016 E3 Expo closed up shop last week, but many of gaming’s biggest names were still eager to talk about their upcoming projects.

Nintendo was the most talkative of all as Eiji Aonuma revealed that players can go straight to the final boss in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Shigeru Miyamoto hinted at a Legend of Zelda spinoff game he wants to make starring Sheik.

Elsewhere on the show floor, NetherRealm’s Ed Boon revealed that he still wants to do a fighting game starring “horror icons.” And an executive from Marvel confirmed the comics company has “quite a few” unannounced console games in the works. Finally, Platinum Games and Hideki Kamiya would like to make another Bayonetta game. Maybe Nintendo can help.

Also this week, we reviewed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, and Andrew Rainnie filed another edition of his Kickstart This! column, this time focusing on Transmission, a sci-fi RPG for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One from developer Paper Unicorn.

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Weekly Warp-Up: The A-Z of E3 2016

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The 2016 edition of the E3 Expo has come to a close, so it’s time to look back on the weeklong festival upcoming games with our annual alphabetical rundown of everything from the show floor, the press conferences, and the pre-Expo hype period. You can find Warp Zoned’s E3 A-Z after the break, but first let’s talk, about that polarizing “Beginning Hour” demo for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

Looking ahead, Sony will bring a little piece of E3 to stores across the country next weekend with their plan to install PlayStation VR demo units in hundreds of retail outlets. We even got a sneak peek at next year’s E3 Expo when Shigeru Miyamoto mentioned that he’s working on “A New Kind of Mario.”

But the future is now, and the A-Z of E3 2016 is available after the break. (more…)

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Weekly Warp-Up: T-Minus Four Hours Until E3 2016 Begins…

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The 2016 E3 Expo will unofficially kick off in just four hours with EA’s annual Press Conference, where we’ll hear a lot about sequels, Star Wars, and sports. Bethesda has staked out a Sunday night spot for their Press Conference, and Monday will feature presentations from Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sony. But what about the week that was?

Believe it or not, the biggest announcement from the past week wasn’t connected to E3 at all. And that’s because while Sony confirmed the PS4 Neo is real… they have no plans to showcase it during the E3 Expo. There’s no release date, no price, and no explanation about how it’s better, but it exists. And that’s enough for now.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, UK Correspondent Andrew Rainnie shined the Kickstart This! spotlight on Death Story, and I reviewed the simply amazing Superhot.

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Weekly Warp-Up: E3 2016 Countdown Edition

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You know that the 2016 E3 Expo is right around the corner, because Microsoft just permanently lowered the price of all Xbox One bundles by $50 earlier this week. But the biggest news from the past seven days doesn’t have much of anything to do with E3.

Mojang announced that more than 100 million copies of Minecraft have been sold for the PC, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and mobile devices. This sales milestone also makes it one of the most popular games of all time.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this, I filed a hands-on report about Perception, Deep End’s upcoming first-person narrative horror game. And the Warp Zoned staff got together to discuss What We Played in May 2016 and The Games of June 2016.

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