Re-Spawn: Video Game News for Week 42 – October 15th to October 21st, 2017

Playstation Controller on Wooden Surface
Re-Spawn Video Game News – Samantha Fisher

Welcome to our video game news for week 42. From Fortnite Battle Royale bans caught on stream to the new Cthulu skin for Zenyatta in Overwatch, 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 have a few gameplay videos for you. Don’t worry, none of them are mine. I’m way too terrible still to let people watch me! First up, watch Dakotaz make it to the end game, die in sixth place and then realize several of the remaining players were hackers and they get banned while he spectates. I guess Epic Games is serious about this banning hackers thing afterall.

Going a little meta, here is a recent video from rhinocrunch in a duo match with Dakotaz!

So what was my best placement this week? #5 and I deserved that loss, I made several bone-headed moves toward the end and I’m shocked I lasted as long as I did. I’m currently testing out recording myself playing various games but we’re still a few weeks away from me being able to share good content. I’m learning, slowly.

My main tip, don’t overlook the traps. If you’re in a fairly popular spot or passing through one, toss a trap into one of the buildings and see how many mice you catch. Especially leading up to a frequent chest spawn.

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. Want to group up for some duo/squad action? Tag me on Twitter and we can give it a try.

Fortnite Battle Royale Upcoming Changes

  • Voice chat is live on PC with version 1.72 and will come to console soon.
  • They will be adding some new weapons in upcoming updates.
  • Consumables will be expanded, such as a potion that allows you to heal above 75% health and add some shield. Probably with a benefit over time effect.
  • Assault rifles are being tweaked for things like increased accuracy while moving.
  • Recoil will be introduced.
  • Considering removing hit scan and going with an all projectile approach to the weapons.
  • Auto-pickup of items that don’t take up inventory space such as ammo and building materials.
  • Account progression and character customization are upcoming changes as well.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Tips

I played a few rounds of PUBG with GeekDad Randy Slavey and his son the other night. We’ll just get the confession out of the way… I almost shot his son. And it wasn’t even like someone was there and I was just getting a little wild with my shooting. Nope. I was moving from one part of the building to the other and just pushed the fire button as I walked toward him. Like a complete newb. And then had to hide in a bathroom for a few minutes to laugh because there is no way I can aim while I laugh so I took my hands off the controls until I got control of myself.

Check out this compilation video posted on the 19th. Just be aware with almost any PUBG video, there will be blood, violence, and lots of cursing. Some are amazing, others are just hilarious.

Blizzard’s Latest Video Game News

Overwatch

Guys. I finally got to play some Overwatch this week! And I got to try out the Halloween event. Best part? One of my first loot boxes had the Zenyatta Cthulu skin. I’m so excited!

Coolest Halloween 2017 Skin - Zenyatta as Cthulu
Coolest Halloween 2017 Skin – Zenyatta as Cthulu

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. The new tabs for the GUI and lots of Halloween content across different games are some of the highlights but click the link above or watch the video below for all the details.

Upcoming Games on Xbox

Xbox has 11 new video games releasing next week.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

(Warning: this video has been flagged as mature. For good reason. Please watch with caution.

Assassin’s Creed Origins

Check out 30 minutes of gameplay on the new Xbox One X

Other Video Games releasing on Xbox One Next Week
  • AER: Memories of Old
  • Deer Hunter: Reloaded
  • Just Dance 2018
  • The Mummy Demastered
  • Numantia
  • Rapala Fisher Pro Series
  • Rugby 18
  • Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut
  • We Sing Pop!

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

New System Update for Nintendo Switch

The latest system update includes the ability to capture video for select games, transfer user profiles and saved data to another Switch, among other things. Check out the details of all the recent updates here.

Nintendo Video Game Releases

I love this timeline Nintendo posted a few days ago. You can see it on their site, here, but here it is in an awesomely easy to follow format:

2017-2018 Nintendo Game Release Timeline, Copyright Nintendo
2017-2018 Nintendo Game Release Timeline, Copyright Nintendo

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

PlayStation’s Latest Video Game News

This week’s The Drop highlights 24 new releases in the upcoming week.

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows

Nightmare Boy

PlayStation’s Other New Video Games For Next Week

  • Aer: Memories of Old
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Deer Hunter Reloaded
  • Fishing Master
  • Fort Defense North Menace
  • Hidden Agenda
  • The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk
  • Just Dance 2018
  • Knowledge is Power
  • Little Nightmares Complete Edition
  • Mahjong Royal Towers
  • The MummyDemastered
  • Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon
  • Numantia
  • Rapala Fishing Pro Series
  • Rugby 18
  • Singstar Celebration
  • Slayaway Camp:  The Butcher’s Cut
  • Stunt Kite Masters
  • That’s You!
  • We Sing Pop!
  • Wolfenstein II:  The New Colossus

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)

Ryan Hiller:

  • Minecraft (OSX)

Anthony Karcz:

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

Z.:

  • Golf Story (Switch)
  • Fire Emblem Heroes (Android)
  • Pokémon Gold Version (3DS)
  • Dead by Daylight (PS4)
  • Earthbound (SNES Classic)

Michael LeSauvage:

  • Steamworld Dig 2 (Switch)
  • The Elder Scrolls Legends (iOS0

Brian McLaughlin:

  • Star Wars Battlefront (Xbox One)
  • Cuphead (Xbox One)
  • Forza Motorsports 7 (Xbox One)
  • Disney Infinity 2.0 (Wii U)
  • Skylanders Swap Force (Wii U)
  • Skylanders Trap Team (Wii U)

Randy Slavey:

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

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