Re-Spawn: Video Game News for Week 41 – October 8th to October 14th, 2017

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Re-Spawn Video Game News – Samantha Fisher

Welcome to our video game news for week 41. From Epic Games suing cheaters in Fortnite Battle Royale to the Halloween 2017 event in Overwatch and then on to the imminent death of Sony/Xbox crossplay I bring you all the best news that caught our attention at GeekDad this week in Re-Spawn.

Video Game News Recap

Fortnite Battle Royale Tips

This week for Fortnite Battle Royale tips I wanted to highlight a different streamer. Known as Rhinocrunch, he is also currently sharing a lot of this game in his stream and YouTube channel. I love this video, I’m currently working on my sniping skills in the game and a whole video of him using the bolt action sniper rifle is very helpful. I also love when videos show the reality of the game, like what happens when you let yourself get low on ammo or building materials.

So what was my best placement this week? #3 in a very questionable kill based on where I saw this player when I entered spectating mode after I died. I can’t control other player’s names so sorry in advance but here is my screenshot from the end of that match.

Third Place Fortnite Battle Royale
Third Place Fortnite Battle Royale

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.

And just for some comic relief, check these guys out. I laughed so much.

Fortnite Battle Royale Sues Cheaters

To quote the developers, “Nobody likes a cheater. And nobody likes playing with cheaters.” And to keep with that statement, Epic Games is going all out to ban cheaters, I saw FIVE people get banned in one match the other night. This was a solo match, by the way. And according to documents obtained by TorrentFreak Epic Games is going so far as to sue two particularly egregious cheaters for copyright infringement.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Tips

I haven’t had as much time to play games lately so I’ve been a bit selective in what I spend time on. I had 45 minutes last night and I hopped into PUBG and played one match. Sadly it was getting late and I wasn’t on top of things so I forgot to screenshot my placement. I think placing 9th out of 100 after not playing for 4 weeks isn’t bad. So, what do I bring you this week instead of my Top 10 brag picture? How about the latest map by ShatterNL? This map is beyond useful for determining where to land, where to move, or where to find that car or buggy in a pinch when you realize you landed as far as possible from the circle. The above is a link to Reddit but the pictures of the map are on Imgur as well where you can blow them up really big on your second monitor.

I still think this beginner’s guide to PUBG from April is a great place to start for any new player, so if you’re thinking of taking the dive into the game check this one out.

For some more recent gameplay, you could do a lot worse than Aculite’s video. It gets a little blurry now and then from the stream I’m guessing but still solid.

Blizzard’s Latest Video Game News

Overwatch

I have not gotten to partake in the Halloween event yet this year. This causes me some sadness but I hope all of you are playing and enjoying this annual event.

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 content for Cities: Skylines, the opening of pre-orders for Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection, and Middle-earth: Shadow of War now on Xbox One and Windows 10 are some of the highlights but click the link above or watch the video below for all the details. Hey, is he proposing to me?!

Xbox’s Phil Spencer No Longer Confident in Crossplay with Sony PlayStation

Despite prior excitement about the idea, it appears Phil Spencer is now being a bit more realistic about the likelihood of crossplay between Xbox and PlayStation. Game Tyrant had a great take on it, reminding us that Sony is a business and if they think crossplay capability will infringe on their profits at all they are going to block it as hard and fast as possible.

Upcoming Games on Xbox

Xbox has 8 new video games releasing next week.

Real Farm

Ever wanted to run an actual farm but hate dirt? Here’s the game for you!

Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden

 

Other Video Games releasing on Xbox One Next Week
  • Dungeons 3
  • Elex
  • Rogue Trooper Redux
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 4
  • TorqueL: Physics Modified Edition

Xbox Games with Gold

  • Gone Home (10/01 – 10/31)
  • The Turing Text (10/16 – 11/15)
  • Medal of Honor: Airborne (10/16 – 10/31)

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

Nintendo’s Latest Video Game News

Level Up Your Cosmetics Bag with shu uemura’s Super Mario Bros. Themed Makeup

Super Mario Bros. licensed cosmetics
Super Mario Bros. licensed cosmetics

I love me some video game themed beauty items and several of these products may make it into my cosmetic’s case so I was excited to check out the items on shu uemura’s website. Unfortunately, I’ll have to stick with my $40 Caboodles container. That sweet looking makeup case is only a mere $475.00. Guh.

Nintendo Video Game Releases

Fire Emblem Warriors

Releasing 10/20 for Nintendo Switch

Syberia

Releasing 10/20 for Nintendo Switch

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

Yano and the Celestial Elephants

Just out on the 12th for Nintendo Switch, Yono and the Celestial Elephants full of puzzles, combat, treasure, and people.

PlayStation’s Latest Video Game News

This week’s The Drop highlights 17 new releases in the upcoming week.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny

Hex: Card Clash

PlayStation’s Other New Video Games For Next Week

  • Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden
  • Bokosuka Wars II
  • Chaos;Child
  • Dungeons 3
  • Elex
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 4
  • Megaton Rainfall
  • No Heroes Allowed! VR
  • Real Farm
  • Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny
  • Raid: World War II
  • Rogue Trooper Deluxe
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • Spiral Splatter
  • Summon Night 6: Lost Borders
  • WWE 2K18

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

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)
  • Diablo 3 (PC)
  • Overwatch (PC)
  • Splendor (Android)
  • Ticket to Ride (Android)

Joey Mills:

  • Cuphead (PC)
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 (PC)

Ryan Hiller:

  • Minecraft (OSX)

Anthony Karcz:

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

Z.:

  • Golf Story (Switch)
  • Fire Emblem Heroes (Android)
  • Splatoon 2 (Switch)
  • Rogue Trooper Redux (Switch)
  • Pokémon Gold Version (3DS)
  • Dead by Daylight (PS4)

Michael Harrison:

  • Prey (PC)
  • Stardew Valley (Switch)

Will James:

  • Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes (iOS)
  • Star Wars Force Arena (iOS)
  • Transformers Earth Battles (iOS)
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