Re-Spawn: Video Game News for Week 38 – September 17th to September 23rd, 2017

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Welcome to our video game news for week 38. Find out which games GeekDads played this week and even watch a few of us stream Fortnite on Twitch.tv in this week’s Re-Spawn.

Video Game News Recap

Ironsight English-Language Version Releasing in Early 2018

This first-person shooter game was developed by Wiple Games in South Korea and will now be available in the United States and Europe in 2018.

Blizzard’s Latest Video Game News

Overwatch

The biggest Overwatch news this week is that the Junkertown map is live. Missed the news on the new map and the history behind it? Check out the videos below.

Xbox’s Latest Video Game News

Xbox does a weekly video and written recap of all the major news from their individual press releases and blog posts. Here you can find the video or follow this link to read the recap. This past week included the announcement that Xbox One X is heading to several retail locations soon including Best Buy, Microsoft Stores, and GameStop. Watch or click through to find out the rest!

Xbox One X Enhanced Games

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Xbox announced on September 20th that the list of games that are either built for Xbox One X or have been enhanced to take advantage of the new capabilities of Xbox One X has now grown to over 130 games. You can see the full list here. They’ve also started the preorders for the Xbox One X Standard Edition and suggest you buy quickly as the Scorpio Edition sold out in 5 days.

Upcoming Games on Xbox

Xbox has 11 new video games releasing next week. You can see the full list here, but I’ll highlight a few below.

Battle Garegga Rev.2016

Battle Garegga was originally released in 1996 and is a “shoot ’em up” arcade style game. Rev. 2016 includes the complete original game recreated and new play modes for those who want a little more. It was released on the PlayStation platform several months ago and will now be available on Xbox.

Cuphead

Xbox has the console exclusive on this retro run-and-shoot game based on 1930’s classic cartoons. The visuals are hand-drawn graphics and the game comes with an original jazz soundtrack to fit with the 30’s theme. There is a single-player and a local co-op mode where the second player plays as Mugman alongside Cuphead. I have both the announcement trailer and an almost 12-minute gameplay from PAX West (recorded live, so you’ll hear some background noise).

Other Xbox Video Games Releasing Next Week
  • Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 2: The Pact
  • FIFA 18
  • Forza Motorsport 7 Ultimate Edition
  • Lightfield
  • Lilith-M
  • Pinball FX3
  • Ruiner
  • Splasher
  • Syndrome

Current Games with Gold are Forza Motorsport 5: Racing Game of the Year Edition (09/01 – 09/30), Oxenfree (09/16 – 10/15), and Battlefield 3 (09/16 – 09/30)

You can check out the games on sale right now on the Deals With Gold page.

Nintendo’s Latest Video Game News

Nintendo Video Game Releases

You can view all the new releases as well as upcoming ones on this game store page. Nintendo has no new games slated for release next week.

PlayStation’s Latest Video Game News

This week’s The Drop highlights 28 new releases in the upcoming week. Check out the blog entry for the full list but here are a couple that caught my eye:

Voltron VR Chronicles

Play as a Paladin of Voltron with characters from the new Voltron: Legendary Defender animated series. Watch the announcement trailer below.

Mecho Tales

Continue your adventures in the world of Mecho Wars in this latest platformer of the series.

Hob

Runic Games brings their latest to PS4 with Hob. Exploration and adventure await you in a world that is blend of organic life and mechanical parts.

Other PlayStation Video Games Releasing Next Week

  • Blue Reflection
  • Danganronopa V3: Killing Harmony
  • DWVR
  • Eventide 2: The Sorcerer’s Mirror
  • Fallout 4 Game of the Year Edition
  • FIFA 18
  • Firefighters: Airport Fire Department
  • Fort Defense
  • Fragments of Him
  • The Girl and the Robot Deluxe Edition
  • Gundam Versus
  • Koi
  • Light Tracer
  • Lightfield
  • Mahjong World Contest
  • Ninja Shodown
  • Outcast – Second Contact
  • Pharaonic Deluxe Edition
  • Pinball FX3
  • Ruiner
  • Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash
  • Splasher
  • SteamWorld Dig2
  • Summon Night 6: Lost Borders
  • VRog

Free Video Games With PlayStation Plus Membership for September

  • inFamous: Second Son (PS4)
  • Strike Vector EX (PS4)
  • Truck Racer (PS3)
  • Handball 2016 (PS3)
  • We Are Doomed (PS Vita/PS4 cross buy)
  • Hatoful Boyfriend (PS Vita/PS4 cross buy

STEAM’s Latest Video Game News

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.

Arrow Heads

From the developer team of Sheridan Game Design students called Oddbird comes a PvP archery game where the feathers will fly and the fun will be had. You can play with 2-4 players either in co-op mode or online in arena mode.

GeekMom and GeekDad Recent Video Game Articles

GeekMoms and GeekDads often write about video games and related items. It has been a quiet week for video games on the site, but here is what we have since I last recapped things:

Below are the video games some of the Geek Parents have been playing lately.

**GeekDad Writers Samantha Fisher, Mike LeSauvage, and Randy Slavey, as well as another friend, John, played Fortnite on Twitch.tv this weekend. Fair warning, we consider these streams “adults only” mainly because I cannot stop myself from cursing while I play. And making inappropriate jokes. I have to confess, listening to GeekDad Mike grow frustrated with the tutorial and spend 2 solids minutes on the manila envelopes is hilarious to see.

Samantha Fisher (and yes, I went an entire week without playing Overwatch, which shocked me as well):

  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PC)
  • Fortnite (PC)
  • West of Loathing (PC)
  • Hey! Pikmin (2DS XL)

Randy Slavey:

  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PC)
  • Fortnite (PC)

Joey Mills:

  • Heroes of the Storm (PC)
  • Hearthstone (iOS)
  • Iron Marines (iOS)
  • Fortnite (PC)

Anthony Karcz:

  • Hearthstone (iOS)
  • Marvel Puzzle Quest (iOS)
  • Transformers: Forged to Fight (iOS)
  • Smash Up! (iOS)

Mike LeSauvage:

  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PC)
  • West of Loathing (PC)
  • Fortnite (PC)
  • A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher (PC)
  • Tabletop Simulator: Terraforming Mars Plugin (PC)
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
  • Graceful Explosion Machine (Switch)

Z.:

  • Picross 2 (Gameboy)
  • Korokoro Kirby (Gameboy Color)
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (3DS)
  • Pokkén Tournament DX (Switch)
  • Dead by Daylight (PS4)
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