Re-Spawn: This Week’s Video Game News

Re-Spawn Videogames
Image: Mike LeSauvage

Here is the latest video game chatter that caught our eye in the last few weeks:

  • The Disney Afternoon Collection is releasing in April 2017 and is chock full of retro gaming fun. Releasing from Capcom on the 18th, the collection includes six classic Disney games including Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers 2, DuckTales and DuckTales 2, TaleSpin, and Darkwing Duck. The package of games will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and on PC. Get the details here from the Capcom official community website and we have the trailer for your viewing pleasure below.

  • This month’s Games With Gold entries from Xbox are Layers of Fear, Evolve Ultimate Edition, and Heavy Weapon (Xbox 360 compatible with Xbox One). Hurry and download them before they expire at the end of the month. Evolve Ultimate Edition is available to download until 4/15.
  • Blizzard Entertainment announces the latest character in Overwatch. Orisa is a robot built from scraps by an engineer who happens to be an 11-year-old girl. Check out Orisa’s backstory and read up on how she (it?) will work within the current game meta in preparation for her joining production soon. Just announced, Orisa will be available for play on March 21st.
  • GeekDad Z. taught us how to “Play Nintendo Switch on Your TV Without Docking.”
  • GeekMom and GeekDad were out in force at Pax East recently. Lots of our contributors wrote about their experiences but here are the ones currently available on the blog:

Below are the video games some of the GeekMom and GeekDad crew have been playing lately:

  • Randy Slavey: Frogger, Galaxan, MS. Pac-Man, Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat II, Missile Command, Centipede, Zaxxon, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (MAME), Battlefield 1 (PS4)
  • Will James: Star Wars Force Arena and Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes (iOS)
  • Dr. Gerry Tolbert: Mario Run and Marvel Tsum Tsum (iOS), Rock Band 4, Arkham Knight, Zuma, and Watch Dogs 2 (Xbox One), Heroes of the Storm (PC)
  • Z.: Fire Emblem Heroes (Android), The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch), Mario Sports Superstars (3DS)
  • Stephen Clark: Firewatch (PC), The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch), Mario Kart (Wii)
  • Mike LeSauvage: Lost Castle, Bleed 2, Elsinore, and Ultimate Chicken Horse (PC)
  • Chris Wickersham: Tsuro (iOS), Horizon Zero Dawn and XCom 2 (PS4)
  • Kelly Knox: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
  • Anthony Karcz: Hearthstone and Marvel Puzzle Quest (iOS)
  • Samantha Fisher: Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and Splendor (PC), Dr. Mario (Nintendo Classic)

What have you been playing or which games are you most excited to play this week?


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