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The Games of July 2017

The cupboard looks pretty bare for the seventh month of 2017. Everyone’s talking about Splatoon 2 (don’t forget that one-day-only demo on July 15), but there’s not much else to get excited about. But we’re gamers at heart and we’re going to try… (more…)

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Warpback: What We Played in June 2017

The Warp Zoned staff paid close attention to this year’s E3 Expo, but there was also plenty of games to be played at home in between all the jaw-dropping trailers. If you want to read hear us gush some more about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Injustice 2, and Friday the 13th: The Game, then please read on. But we played some other games last month too… (more…)

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Kickstart This! Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Space Odyssey

E3 2017 has come and gone, but there was actually very few indie titles on display at the big show this year. While the Nintendo Switch is gaining traction with indie developers for its ease of use, Sony showed no love for smaller games. Only Microsoft made a case for the indie scene, surprising given the volume of paperwork small developers have to sign before any agreement is sealed for the Xbox platform.

But there is a wealth of amazing video game ideas on Kickstarter. Though some are a little rough around the edges, and could use the input of a publisher or producer to guide them to greatness. This month I’ve chosen a project that not only speaks to topics close to my heart, but one that seeks to involve its backers at a more basic level, to create a community that will be part of every step of this odyssey. And it is presented by the one and only Neil deGrasse Tyson! (more…)

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The A-Z of E3 2017: Warp Zoned’s Full Recap of Gaming’s Biggest Showcase

The 2017 E3 Expo was one of firsts. It was the first time that gaming’s biggest showcase was open to the public, and the first time that developers sat down for panel discussions in the E3 Coliseum.

It was also a show of firsts for us here at Warp Zoned. We premiered the first two episodes of our Content Crash podcast (Episode #1: The Eve of E3 2017 and Episode #2: The E3 2017 Recap), and asked “So Did Anyone “Win” the 2017 E3 Expo?” for the first time.

But we also got our first glimpse at how the game industry will be shaping up this Fall and into 2018. The Xbox One X is going to make everything a little prettier, but Nintendo wants to make everything a little weirder. And Sony just wants to make all our Spider-Man dreams come true. So read on for a full recap of this year’s E3 Expo, and to learn more about what we thought of this year’s biggest games-to-be. (more…)

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Kickstart This! The Return of Way of the Rodent

I keep promising the people of France that I will cover a French game, and I will, but not in this edition. I stumbled across a project here in the UK that I though was worth this segment. Imagine that you run a cool, semi-retro online gaming magazine. You have been doing so for 12 years, and have managed to produce 94 issues, just six away from the big 100. Then, hackers decide to corrupt your system beyond repair, erasing all that work and effort.

This is the story of Rodent. (more…)

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The Games of June 2017

The video game industry is slowing down for the Summer, but there’s still a few new games to talk about over the next four weeks. Whether you love fighting games (Arms and Tekken 7) or RPGs (The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind) or racers (Dirt 4) or remakes (Wipeout: The Omega Collection and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy), there’s something for everyone.

Find out what else the Warp Zoned staff is looking forward to this month after the break. (more…)

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Warpback: What We Played in May 2017

I’m sure no one will be surprised to learn that almost every Warp Zoned staffer is still playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But there were plenty of other new games that we tried out in the merry month of May including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Injustice 2, and Friday the 13th.

Read on for some quick thoughts on these titles, and more, after the break. (more…)

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The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time #14: Street Fighter II

“The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time” is a statistical meta-analysis of 44 “Best Video Games of All Time” lists that were published between 1995 and 2016. Catch up on how we decided to sort the games and the rest of the Top 100 in the Introduction.

You can also help support the completion of this project through Patreon.

Street Fighter II: The World Warrior wasn’t the first fighting game ever released, but it single-handedly helped shape the genre for decades to come.

Capcom’s masterpiece rose to prominence by replacing the small and stiff characters of previous fighting games (including its predecessor, 1987’s Street Fighter) with highly detailed characters that seemed to fly around the screen. Instead of generic fighters clad in traditional karategi uniforms, Street Fighter II starred a diverse group of characters with fantastical “special moves.” And young fans lined up around the block to do battle with “World Warriors” like E. Honda, a sumo wrestler with a lightning-quick Hundred Hand Slap; Zangief, a Russian giant who fought bears; Blanka, a green-skinned prince who controlled electricity; and Dhalsim, a yoga master who breathed fire. (more…)

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