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Re-Spawn: Video Game News for Week 40 – October 1st to October 7th, 2017

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Re-Spawn Video Game News – Samantha Fisher

Welcome to our video game news for week 40. It is always much easier to write good content about games you actually play so you’ll start to notice me including regular entries on specific games. When I play a game often, I pick up some tricks of my own but I do spend a fair amount of time watching good players’ videos on Youtube. I’ll be including those periodically here for those interested in getting even better at the games they play or perhaps it will inspire you to pick up a game you’ve been thinking about trying but hadn’t yet played.

Video Game News Recap

Fortnite Battle Royale Tips

One of the best Fortnite Battle Royale streamers is dakotaz. He streams 5 days/week but since I have the pesky day job and a family and all that jazz I wait and watch his formatted videos as they hit on Youtube, usually as I’m trying to unwind a bit before bed. Though he’s great fun to watch live, I just don’t have that kind of time. One of his latest videos this week is a Tips and Tricks video. He doesn’t just show one or two matches he gleans clips from various matches to show you ways to increase your odds just a touch when you dive into a match.

Do you have some Fortnite Battle Royale tips to share? Hit us up in the comments, share them on Facebook with us, or give me a shout on Twitter, @samanthafisher. I’d love to reshare your tips with the GeekDad followers.

Oh, and here was me getting so close to a Victory Royale Thursday night:

Near win in Fortnite Battle Royale
So close! Tanted, I’m coming for you…

Blizzard’s Latest Video Game News


The Halloween Terror event returns this year to Overwatch with all new content and action. The event starts on 10/10/2017 and ends 11/02/2017.

Blizzard has been teasing a bit about what to expect for the second iteration of this extremely fun event and of course it will involve new skins, voice lines, and sprays to collect. On 10/03 @PlayOverwatch shared this:

Reaper as a vampire and McCree as a vampire/demon hunter? Yes, please!

RejectedShotgun has an Overwatch News segment on their Youtube channel that I like to watch. I think they did a great job pulling together the latest information on new skins gleaned from the Facebook ads that have started pushing out just recently. Symmetra, Mei, Zenyatta (my main!), and Reaper are all highlighted in the videos.

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 new information about Assassin’s Creed Origins, Forza 7, and several Fable games now playable on Xbox One through backward compatibility. You can watch the video below or click through above to get all the details.

Upcoming Games on Xbox

Xbox has 6 new video games releasing next week.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

On October 10th you’ll be able to return to Mordor with this title now available as Play Anywhere. I like this trailer video, though it is a PlayStation video:

Decay: The Mare

Psychological horror video games are all the rage now, and Decay: The Mare will now be playable on Xbox One, continuing the spine-tingling trend. You play as Sam (should I worry?) an addict who is in an institution trying to turn his life around. But of course, things go very wrong very quickly.

Other Video Games releasing on Xbox One Next Week
  • Danger Zone
  • Raid: World War II
  • Shiny
  • The Evil Within 2

Xbox Games with Gold

  • Gone Home (10/01 – 10/31)
  • Rayman 3 HD (10/01 – 10/15)
  • Oxenfree (09/16 – 10/15)

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

Nintendo’s Latest Video Game News

Mario Goes Cross Country

Mario Cross Country Mobile
Trailer for the Mario Cross Country celebration, copyright Nintendo

Starting in Los Angeles on 10/10 and ending in New York on 10/26 Mario will travel the country in a cool new swag mobile! Stops will be made in LA, Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York. Check out the locations and times by reading the press release.

Nintendo Video Game Releases

You can view all the new releases as well as upcoming ones on this game store page.

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy

Out now for the 3DS is the latest in the Professor Layton series. Play as the professor’s daughter who joins the detective agency to open doors to solve the ultimate mystery – how to find her father!

Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions

For real, could someone please tell Nintendo people will not pay more if the titles of the games are longer? They get longer with each game!

PlayStation’s Latest Video Game News

This week’s The Drop highlights 22 new releases in the upcoming week.


An intriguing platformer where you play as Reevo a small robot who rolls and flips along the physical landscape. Check out the PC trailer below, I didn’t see one specifically for console but it looks pretty slick.

The Invisible Hours VR

Solving a murder mystery via VR sounds like such fun. One that involves Tesla and Edison?  Even better. Check out the trailer and a short gameplay video below that.

  • Alteric
  • Always Sometimes Monsters
  • Bad Appple Wars
  • Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online
  • Echo
  • The Evil Within 2
  • Fort Defense
  • Friday the 13th: The Game
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Miko Gakkou Monogatari: Kaede Episode
  • Radial-G: Racing Revolved
  • Raid: World War II
  • Raiden V: Director’s Cut
  • Raw Data VR
  • Semispheres
  • Son of Scoregasm
  • Squareboy vs. Bullies: Arena Edition
  • Stereo Aereo
  • Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle
  • White Noise 2

PlayStation Plus Free Games for October

  • Amnesia: Collection
  • Hustle Kings
  • Hue
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Monster Jam Battlegrounds
  • Sky Force Anniversary
  • That’s You!

Steam’s Latest Video Game News

Ogre from Steve Jackson Games

This legend of tabletop games makes the leap to digital in this new release.

A Hat in Time now available

This isn’t my first mention of this game in Re-Spawn so you know it looks good when I mention a game twice! The game looks totally adorable and I love the premise of a little girl who stitches magical hats and uses them in her adventures. Available for both Windows and Mac for $29.99 for the standard edition and $35.18 for deluxe edition this will be one I add to my Steam list this week.

Below is a nice little gameplay video, though the guy does use language a tad more adult so be aware.

Current pricing specials can be found on the Specials page. This page is updated frequently so check back often.

New releases and upcoming releases are available on the Steam Games page.

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.

Samantha Fisher:

  • Fortnite Battle Royale (PC)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PC)
  • Overwatch (PC)
  • Splendor (Android)
  • Ticket to Ride (Android)

Joey Mills:

  • Stranger Things (iOS)

Jonathan Liou:

  • Stranger Things (iOS)

Ryan Hiller:

  • Fortnite (OSX)
  • Minecraft (OSX)

Anthony Karcz:

  • Hearthstone (iOS)
  • Marvel Puzzle Quest (iOS)
  • Transformers: Forged to Fight (iOS)
  • Pathfinder Adventures (iOS)

David Banks:

  • Egg, Inc. (iOS)
  • Battlefield 1 (Xbox)


  • Golf Story (Switch)
  • Super Mario Run (Android)
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES Classic)

Brian McLaughlin:

  • DuckTales Remastered (Xbox)
  • Star Wars Battlefront II (Xbox beta)
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