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What Matters: Video Games News | Week of October 20, 2017

We sift through the daily junk to find what matters in video games each and every week, to bring you the stories and games you care about. This week in gaming news, South Park: The Fractured But Whole finally is released, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is actually confirmed to be getting fixed by 343i (and updated for 4k), and EA closes Visceral Games, one of it’s most respected studios.


Top New Games This Week

South Park: The Fractured But Whole [Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC] – 86 Metacritic Score

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“South Park: The Fractured But Whole is another epic-length episode of the humor that’s kept fans of the show laughing for 20 years. The Marvel vs DC parody delivers regular laugh-out-loud moments with only a few faltering gags, and the combat soon evolves into something much more complex and interesting than The Stick of Truth’s simple system.” – IGN

WWE 2K18 [Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC] – 68 Metacritic Score

 

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This 68 on Metacritic is only based off of 6 critic reviews… I have the game and consider it very good.

 

“WWE 2K18 is an upgrade from the previous iteration. It improves on the game’s core gameplay, graphics, and creation tools giving wrestling fans a fun experience they will enjoy. However, like previous iterations, the game poses a ton of excellent ideas that fall flat. MyCareer, Road to Glory, and Universe Mode are all fantastic features on paper, but lacks the depth players would want. This is a game built for the WWE Universe; it is for fans of all generations. However, if you play WWE 2K18 without an appreciation for the sport, it would be hard to convince you that it is entertaining.” – DualSHOCKERS

Gran Turismo Sport [Platforms: PS4] – 75 Metacritic Score

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“In many ways, GT Sport is the most polished Gran Turismo game in over a decade. It looks great, feels great, and what’s here has been carefully and well executed. However, while I can forgive the sprinkling of eccentric nonsense, the lack of car and track content really hurts, and the online-only nature of the vast majority of it is worrying. Overall it just isn’t as complete as its key competitors.” – IGN

Fire Emblem Warriors [Platforms: Switch, 3DS] – 74 Metacritic Score

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Fire Emblem Warriors has an incredible amount of depth and an awful lot of content to whittle away your spare time. It is let down slightly by its weak story and repetitive nature but there is still a lot of enjoyment to be had. Fans of the series will no doubt get a kick out seeing their beloved characters in a new way and, whilst it might be a little daunting for some, newcomers will be rewarded if they have the time and patience to soak up everything the game has to offer.” – Switch Player


Top Stories This Week

Halo: The Master Cheif Collection is Getting Fixed and Updated for 4K

In a miraculous turn of events, 343 Industries announced on their live stream that they will indeed be fixing The Master Chief Collection, as well as updating the game for the Xbox One X in Spring 2018. The short story is that the new developments on the operating system side as well as hardware side have removed previous barriers to fixing the game. More on this here.

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“It won’t be easy” – Frank O’Connor

EA closes Visceral Games

EA announced this week that it will be closing Visceral Games, the creators of the beloved Dead Space series and the studio that is currently working on a single-player Star Wars game. More on this here.

Nintendo Switch Gets Video Capture in Recent Update

The Nintendo Switch received OS v.4.0 this week adding a plethora of features, most notably the ability to record 30-second gameplay clips and upload them to Twitter or Facebook. In related news, Nintendo is looking to extend video capture length in a future update. More on this here.

Nintendo is #1 in September Hardware Sales

Nintendo dominated September sales charts this year. Between the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS, and the SNES Classic, Nintendo took over 60% of total hardware sales in September. More on this here.

New Xbox One Dashboard  Releases for Everyone

The latest Xbox One dashboard and revitalized os have released for everyone this past week. Out for Delta and Omega ring Insiders last week, the new dashboard and OS is much faster and more responsive than it’s previous counterpart, as well it allows for greater customization. More on this here.

 

Last Week’s Opinion Piece

I reviewed Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Wii U. Check it out below.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review (Wii U)

What Mattered Last Week

What Matters: Video Games News | Week of October 13, 2017


Recommended Video

This one is a very long video – Bounceyboy, who is most known for speedrunning Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario 64, and Zelda: The Windwaker, streamed this past week and nearly made it through Super Mario Sunshine 100% without taking ANY damage (he was so close, 2 shines left…). If you want to see some incredible gameplay, I highly recommend you watch this stream.


And that’s what matters this week in video games! Let us know in the comments below if we missed anything noteworthy. Until next week, this is Mythic United signing off.


This report covers the most important gaming news from Friday to Friday every week, and releases on Sunday. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments.

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