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Use this handy sorting tool to determine your Favorite Game of All Time

metatop100-tetrisGameFAQs is currently hosting another one of their annual “Best. Thing. Ever.” brackets, and to celebrate the site’s 20th anniversary, this year’s contest focuses on that old staple… “Best. Game. Ever.” 128 titles have been competing for your votes in one-on-one polls since November 5, and as of today, only 32 games remain.

But what if there was a tool to help you determine your own favorite game of all time? Thankfully, tumblr user “slimedrippings” has launched a simple website that pits each of the finalists in the GameFAQs bracket against each other to create a personal Top 128 list for each visitor.

For example, the site will offer up Mass Effect 2 versus Virtue’s Last Reward as the first battle. Picking one over the other will help the sorting tool slot each game into a personalized list (you can always go with “I feel the same way about both” too) before giving you two more titles in a new battle. Depending on what picks you make, it can take between 127 and 448 battles to fully create the final list. And let me tell you, choosing between Tetris and Super Mario World is tough.

If you’ve got some extra time this Sunday evening, it’s certainly an interesting way to spend 15 minutes. And just in case you were curious, GameFAQs held their last “Best. Game. Ever.” bracket in 2009, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was the winner.

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Weekly Warp-Up: Happy Thanksgiving 2015

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…

The Thanksgiving holiday has made this a rather slow weekend for the gaming industry. And there wasn’t much happening at all if you weren’t out shopping for Black Friday bargains on the PlayStation Store, Nintendo eShop, Xbox Games Store, and Amazon. However, all of those sales are still active, so if you’re looking for a new game, you might find something good to download for cheap.

Speaking of something good, Time Magazine published a list of their Top Ten Video Games of 2015, and our own Mike Ryan weighed in on PictoParty, an excellent party game for the Wii U.

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

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New Releases: Just Cause 3, Rainbow Six Siege, Xenoblade Chronicles X, More


Three big games will be available in stores this week, including the long-awaited continuation of the Xenoblade series and the return of Rico Rodriguez.

That’s right, everyone’s favorite high-flying secret agent is back in Just Cause 3 for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Taking place on a “Mediterranean island paradise,” developer Avalanche Studios has promised that players will get to experience “complete vertical freedom” during their adventure with the ability to skydive, BASE jump, and free dive throughout the game’s open world.

Also available this week is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Teams of five will use tactical strategies to either defend their base or break into it in a new “Infiltrate versus Fortify” style for the operatives versus terrorists series. The oft-forgotten Wii U gets a chance to shine this week too as Nintendo’s console is almost home to Xenoblade Chronicles X, another entry in their popular sci-fi RPG series. This time around, Players will be able to ride a personalized mechs called Skells and join online squads to battle massive bosses.

It’s not a new game, but a stealth re-release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will also be available in stores for the PS3 this week.

Finally, Microsoft will release the Xbox One 1TB Elite Bundle this week, which includes a 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive for faster access times and an Elite Wireless Controller. But more power requires a bigger credit card as Microsoft has priced the Xbox One 1TB Elite Bundle at $499.99.

A complete rundown of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Black Friday 2015 Video Game Deals at Amazon continue into Saturday


Amazon’s Black Friday Sale has come to an end, so naturally its time for the retailer to launch their Black Friday Weekend Sale (and prepare for the inevitable Cyber Monday Sale). If you’ve still got some shopping in you, there’s a few good deals to be had including discounts on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Until Dawn, and a ton of Skylanders SuperChargers toys.

These deals will go live throughout the day and we’ve got the complete schedule available after the break. And don’t forget to check out Amazon’s main Black Friday Week Deals page for discounts on even more titles. (more…)

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Black Friday 2015 Video Game Deals: PlayStation Store


Black Friday is here, is your wish list (and your wallet) ready? Here’s what you can expect to find at the PlayStation Store today…

Black Friday is actually almost over, but there are still plenty of deals to be had from the comfort of your couch on the PlayStation Store. More than 100 PS4, PS3, and Vita games will be discounted all weekend long including Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Batman: Arkham Knight, Destiny: The Taken King, Grand Theft Auto V, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and many others. A not-so-secret coupon code (FH24P5BDR6) will also net you an additional 10% off your total purchase. But this code can only be used once per account, so be sure you’ve got everything you want in your cart before you activate it.

Sony’s Black Friday Deals will come to an end on Monday, November 30 and you can find them all after the break. (more…)

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Xbox Store Today: Handball 16, Black Friday 2015 Weekend Deals


Did you know that the sport of handball is ridiculously popular in Europe? Yes, the same continent that loves a sport where you can only use your feet also really loves a sport where you can only use your hands (I think, I haven’t played handball since high school). But I could get use my Xbox One or Xbox 360 to get back into the sport as Handball 16 is now available to download on both platforms. Handball 16 features all 68 teams from the three biggest European leagues “fully redesigned controls for a more accessible game experience.”

If the idea of virtual handball doesn’t appeal to you, there’s always Microsoft’s Black Friday Sale on the Xbox Games Store. Brand new Weekend Deals were added to the list today including Batman: Arkham Knight, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Mad Max, and more.

More information about Handball 16 can be found after the break. (more…)

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Black Friday 2015 Video Game Deals: Amazon


Black Friday is here, is your wish list (and your wallet) ready? Here’s what you can expect to find at Amazon today…

Amazon’s Black Friday deals will begin just before 7:00 AM (Pacific Time) today, and the retail giant has posted a handy guide for when most of their Lightning Deals will go live. We don’t know exactly how much they’ll cost, but if you’re looking for a good deal on Guitar Hero Live, Destiny: The Taken King, FIFA 16, NBA 2K16, Madden NFL 16, The Last of Us Remastered, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, and many others, you might want to visit Amazon today.

The complete schedule for Amazon’s Video Game Lightning Deals for Black Friday can be found after the break. And don’t forget to check out their main Black Friday Deals page for discounts on even more titles. (more…)

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Nintendo Download: Konami Krazy Racers, Cutie Pets Jump Rope, Pet Hospital


Happy Thanksgiving from Nintendo! While the consolemaker might be working on a holiday, they’re not overloading this week’s Nintendo Download with a ton of new titles. Instead, just three new games are now available to download. They are…

  • Konami Krazy Racers (Wii U), a kart racer that was originally released for the Game Boy Advance in 2001.
  • Cutie Pets Jump Rope (Wii U), a jump rope competition between platypuses.
  • Pet Hospital (3DS), yet another veterinarian sim.

More information on all of these games can be found below. And if you’re definitely in the mood to download something on your Nintendo system, there’s always plenty of Black Friday Deals on the eShop.

Wii U eShop

Konami Krazy Racers – In this fun Game Boy Advance racer, choose from 12 of your favorite Konami characters, all with unique racing abilities. Speed your way through 16 action-packed, fun-filled courses. Collect coins to upgrade your car, unlock hidden courses and race by your opponents on your way to the checkered flag.

Cutie Pets Jump Rope – Welcome to Cutie Pets Jump Rope! You are the one, the first platypus to rise in the morning and the last to go to sleep at night. You have one plat dream. To be jump rope champion! To be the last platypus standing!

3DS eShop

Pet Hospital – Live the dream life of a veterinarian. Dogs, cats, horse, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits… they all need your care! Dr Robert’s clinic is going through difficult times and needs your skills to develop and expand. Examinations, diagnostics and treatments: heal your patients and unlock new veterinary health centres so you can receive all patients furred and feathered.

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