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Welcome to our video game news for week 33. I was supposed to head to GenCon 50 this past week but some real-life things got in the way of that. So I did what any sad panda would do when she cant play tabletop games with all her nerd friends. I played video games with other nerd friends! I also combed the net looking for interesting new gaming news to share with yall. Well take a look at the newStar Wars Battlefront 2gameplay trailer that dropped and then finishes up with a recap of GeekDad and GeekMom articles written about video gaming as well as what weve been playing lately. Oh, and theres lots of other stuff in between.
Star Wars Battlefront 2
EA dropped a new gameplay trailer over the weekend. This one shows Starfighter Assault mode. Yoda goes PEW! PEW! PEW! Oh, take some motherly advice here and do not read the comments on this video. Apparently, the female pilot voice in this trailer has ticked some dudes off.
StarCraft: Remasteredreleased about a week ago. For $14.99 you can upgrade and modernize your current StarCraft experience. According to a recent press release from Blizzard, the following key features are included in this update:
Blizzard has finally given up on this strange desire to rebrand their online gaming service. In a recent press release, they simply requested when writing about it refer to it as Blizzard Battle.net. Ill do my best. The above heading aside, of course. And here is the logo they loaded into the press kit:
Thank goodness that silliness is over because I can assure any Blizz reps reading this none of us stopped calling it Battle.net.
Pre-orders just opened up Sunday for the November 7th, 2017 release of the new One X. You can order it on the Xbox website for a limited time.
A full list of the new releases coming up next week shows six new games coming out this week can be found on the Xbox News page. Here are a couple highlights from the list of 20 coming out next week:
Though this game has been out for a few years, it is just now available on Xbox. Does it get much creepier than an old creaky cabin in the woods at night? Are you as mesmerized by the way they walk in this game as I am?
Are war games more your style? How about tabletop style games gone digital? This one should be right up your alley. Again, not a new game per se, but new to Xbox this upcoming week.
Current Games with Gold are Trials Fusion(08/16 09/15), Red Faction: Armageddon(08/16 08/31), andSlime Rancher(08/01 08/31)
You can check out the games on sale right now on the Deals With Gold page.
Minecraft: Story Mode hits the Nintendo Switch 08/22/17. No new features or anything but will now be available to play on Switch. Somehow Id gone all this time not realizing that Corey Feldman does voice work in this game. Now theres a blast from my adolescent past.
New details were recently revealed by Nintendo. The game releases in November 2017 but the ever-hungry Pokmon fans have already viewed the video featured in the press release August 18th, 2017 over 1.2 million times. Now you get to watch it, too! You can get all the details on gameplay and characters in the press release if you prefer.
This weeksThe Drophighlights 23 new releases in the upcoming week. Check out the blog entry for the full list but here are a couple that caught my eye:
From Keen Vision, check out this artistic puzzle game, available on PS VR this week.
Ive heard such great things about this game from my friends. I havent tried it yet but seeing this latest release trailer got my attention again and I think I may have to buy it soon. The game will be available on PS4 this week.
PlayStation Plus includes free games. Currently available are Just Cause 3, Assassins Creed: Freedom Cry, Super Motherload, Snakeball, Downwell,andLevel 22.
New releases and upcoming releases are available on the Steam Games page.
Current pricing specials can be found on the Specials page. This page is updated frequently so check back often.
GeekMoms and GeekDads often write about video games and related items. Here is a list of all the video gaming related articles from the blogs since I last recapped things:
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Samantha (aka Sam) lives in the midwest and likes it that way. She works at IBM and is the mother to one geekling. When not working she spends too much time playing games, watching television, or reading novels and not enough time cleaning. Don't get her started on the horror that is doing laundry.
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Video Game News Recap - GeekDad (blog)
- Letdown: Naughty Dog Says They Worked So Hard On The Last Of Us IIs Amazing Cutscenes, They Only Had Time To - The Onion - June 6th, 2020
- Why Zynga Is One of the Best Video Game Stocks to Buy Now - Money Morning - June 6th, 2020
- Heres Everything You Need to Know About The Xbox Series X - Yahoo Entertainment - June 6th, 2020
- The Academy will challenge you to get your think on with its boarding school puzzle adventure - Rock Paper Shotgun - June 6th, 2020
- Review: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - The Nerd Daily - June 6th, 2020
- Long-lost Maxis game SimRefinery is now available to everyone - PC Gamer - June 6th, 2020
- Best GAMES of the WEEK - AppAdvice - June 6th, 2020
- Overlord Season 4 The Fans Should be Knowing More About It - News Lagoon - June 6th, 2020
- The Double-A Team: Puyo Puyo Tetris takes puzzling beyond the infinite - Eurogamer.net - June 5th, 2020
- The Academy: The First Riddle is a Cross Between Harry Potter and Professor Layton, Apparently - GameSpew - June 5th, 2020
- Colorful Puzzle Adventure Game PHOGS! Pushed Back From Its June Release To Later This Year - Player.One - June 5th, 2020
- 15 Best SNES Games That You Cannot Miss - Robots.net - June 5th, 2020
- Can You Pinpoint The Planet? - FiveThirtyEight - June 5th, 2020
- SwitchArcade Round-Up: 'The TakeOver', 'Depth of Extinction', and Today's Other New Releases, the Latest Sales and More - Touch Arcade - June 5th, 2020
- Buffalo Games Resumes Production Following COVID-19 Shutdown, Sales Boom The Toy Book - The Toy Book - June 5th, 2020
- Renegade Game Studios Adding Puzzles To Their Repertoire - Bleeding Cool News - June 4th, 2020
- Ever Forward Demo Preview | TheGamer - TheGamer - June 4th, 2020
- Pressure is on Francona and the Coaching Staff to Figure Out the Indians Outfield Puzzle - Sports Illustrated - June 4th, 2020
- Film Room: The 2019 Steelers secondary, Part 2: The personnel puzzle. - Behind the Steel Curtain - June 4th, 2020
- Best VR Games 2020: The Top Releases Of The Year - UploadVR - June 3rd, 2020
- The Academy: The First Riddle offers a Harry Potter-inspired puzzle adventure in June - Shacknews - June 3rd, 2020
- App Army Assemble: Hello Human - Are this quirky puzzler's brainteasers satisfying to solve? - Pocket Gamer - June 3rd, 2020
- Tetris 99 physical edition receives a reprint release this summer in Japan - Nintendo Wire - June 3rd, 2020
- Wyra & Taksa Against The Master Of Gravity, On Steam In Q3 Of 2020 - Bleeding Cool News - June 3rd, 2020
- The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store - seattlepi.com - June 3rd, 2020
- Pictures of the new Xbox Store for consoles codenamed 'Mercury' have leaked (update) - Windows Central - June 3rd, 2020
- Amazing Food-Themed Puzzle Game INBENTO for FOOD LOVERS!!! Deets on Gameplay and Reviews ins ... - Gizmo Posts 24 - June 3rd, 2020
- Hardspace: Shipbreaker Preview Hands-on with the Dystopian Sci-fi Puzzler - Den of Geek UK - June 3rd, 2020
- Clubhouse Games is the family board game night on the Switch I needed - CNET - June 1st, 2020
- Bafta Young Game Designers Competition 2020: Here's the full list of finalists - Evening Standard - June 1st, 2020
- Lego Ventures: Fortnite is the "first credible metaverse" - GamesIndustry.biz - June 1st, 2020
- Did you solve it? The Zoom puzzle - The Guardian - June 1st, 2020
- Games of the week What The Golf?, Monster Train, Cannibal Cuisine and A Fold Apart - Inverness Courier - June 1st, 2020
- SwitchArcade Round-Up: Mini-Views Featuring 'Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted', Today's New Releases, and the Latest Sales - Touch Arcade - June 1st, 2020
- I don't think my dad could ever Escape Rosecliff Island - Rock Paper Shotgun - June 1st, 2020
- Games You Probably Havent Played: The Island of Dr. Frankenstein (Wii) - Game Freaks 365 - June 1st, 2020
- Five new Steam games you probably missed (June 1, 2020) - PC Gamer - June 1st, 2020
- Can you solve it? The Zoom puzzle - The Guardian - June 1st, 2020
- Entertainment Video Games Market Global Insights and Trends 2020 to 2026 - Cole of Duty - June 1st, 2020
- Assessing the Fallout From the Coronavirus Pandemic Games and Puzzles Market Movement-detailed Research Analysis 2019-2026 - Bulletin Line - June 1st, 2020
- Stadia Pro Plans To Add Six(6) Free Games This June, Like The Elder Scrolls Online And Get Packed - Happy Gamer - June 1st, 2020
- 10 relaxing Apple Arcade games that will help you chill out during lockdown - CNET - May 31st, 2020
- Top 5 puzzle games for Android smartphones and iPhone - The Indian Express - May 31st, 2020
- 10 Best Mario Games On The Game Boy Advance, Ranked | TheGamer - TheGamer - May 31st, 2020
- Apple Arcade: The full list of games for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV - CNET - May 31st, 2020
- Those Who Remain Review Clunky And Dated - GamingBolt - May 31st, 2020
- I review what was seen in the direct - Explica - May 31st, 2020
- Five New Games Added to Google Stadia Library; Little Nightmares, Superhot, and More - TechRaptor - May 31st, 2020
- Apple Arcade: The Netflix of Mobile Games Is Just Another Piece of the Puzzle - TheStreet - May 29th, 2020
- Free games: Under the sea with Bargain Basement Bathysphere - Albany Times Union - May 29th, 2020
- The art of the no-life: How to do your gaming research - Dailyuw - May 29th, 2020
- Can You Join the Worlds Biggest Zoom Call? - FiveThirtyEight - May 29th, 2020
- UsTwo creates a climbing-themed adventure for Facebook Gaming - Creative Review - May 29th, 2020
- Tough Nut to Crack - The New York Times - May 29th, 2020
- Ed Willes: Players air concerns over missing pieces in NHL's return-to-play puzzle - The Province - May 29th, 2020
- 5 N64 Games Everyone Had Growing Up (& 5 That Got Overlooked) - TheGamer - May 29th, 2020
- We Were Here Together Brings Its Co-Op Puzzle Adventure To Xbox One Next Week - Pure Xbox - May 29th, 2020
- free applications and games and with great discounts for a short time - Explica - May 29th, 2020
- How Family Caregivers Can Keep Loved Ones Active at Home During Coronavirus Outbreak - The San Diego Union-Tribune - May 29th, 2020
- PlayStation Vita was the original Switch Lite, and it deserves a comeback - CNET - May 29th, 2020
- Switch Isn't The Best Way To Play Five Nights At Freddy's: Help Wanted - Kotaku Australia - May 29th, 2020
- Richmonder Bobby Dandridge was the final puzzle piece to the Bucks' 1971 title - Richmond Free Press - May 29th, 2020
- Oculus Is Now Accepting Submissions For Hand-Tracking Apps On Quest - UploadVR - May 29th, 2020
- Harry Potter RPG: How the Sorting Hat May Work | Game Rant - GameRant - May 29th, 2020
- Best PC gaming deals of the week - 29th May 2020 - Rock Paper Shotgun - May 29th, 2020
- The games directly inspired by Studio Ghibli movies, according to devs - Polygon - May 29th, 2020
- Manchester, NH, Graduates Adam Sandler Has Something To Tell You - wokq.com - May 29th, 2020
- I Have a Dream - The New York Times - May 28th, 2020
- St. Louis didn't fit the puzzling puzzle that is an NHL hub city - STLtoday.com - May 28th, 2020
- Fan of puzzle arcade games? Pac man might just be your favourite! Read to know all details on the game and our review on it. - News Lagoon - May 28th, 2020
- Atlanta Braves: Mark Melancon can be vital piece of the puzzle - Call to the Pen - May 28th, 2020
- Get This Free Steam Game Before It Returns to Full Price Tomorrow Afternoon - ComicBook.com - May 28th, 2020
- Soul-searching puzzler Alter: Between Two Worlds lands on iOS and Android today - Pocket Gamer - May 28th, 2020
- Sport is back: a big piece in the jigsaw puzzle that makes up normal life - Stuff.co.nz - May 28th, 2020
- Assessing the Fallout From the Coronavirus Pandemic Games and Puzzles Market Movement-detailed Research Analysis 2019-2026 - Cole of Duty - May 28th, 2020
- From crafts to board games, everything old is new again in a COVID-19 world - OrilliaMatters.Com - May 28th, 2020
- Games and Puzzles Market Global Insights, Trends and Demand Growth 2020 to 2021 - Cole of Duty - May 28th, 2020
- The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store - SFGate - May 28th, 2020
- Ghibli inspired puzzle platformer Eternal Hope heading to Xbox One and PC - TheXboxHub - May 28th, 2020
- Still waiting on a jigsaw puzzle to ship? Try our online puzzles and games instead - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - May 27th, 2020