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What Matters: Video Games News | Week of November 3, 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, Call of Duty: WWII stands alone and reviews well, Blizzcon 2017 brings plenty of announcements, and PUBG gets an Xbox One release date for the Game Preview program.


Top New Games This Week

Call of Duty: WWII [Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC] – 86 Metacritic Score

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“While the campaign fails to provide a compelling tale and is often bogged down in uninteresting large-scale slaughter, Call of Duty:WWII nails its multiplayer, new social hub, and zombie modes to provide the back to boot-on-the-ground experience fans have clamored for since the first foray into space.” – Game Informer


Top Stories This Week

Blizzcon 2017 Announcements

This year’s Blizzcon was packed with announcements from nearly all of their major franchises. Below are the top stories, all of which are summarized nicely by IGN here.

  1. Starcraft 2 Goes Free-To-Play
  2. New Overwatch Hero “Moira”, Map, & Skins
  3. New World of Warcraft Expansion “Battle for Azeroth” Announced
  4. World of Warcraft Classic Servers Announced

PUBG on Xbox has a Release Date

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is coming to the Xbox Game Preview program on December 12th this year. While initially, it will be slightly behind the PC version in terms of content, the end goal is to have both platforms align in the next year. As well, the game will support HDR and will be enhanced for 4K on the Xbox One X. More on this here.

Super Mario Odyssey is the Fasting Selling Mario Game Ever

The fantastic Super Mario Odyssey is now the fastest selling Mario game in the United States ever, selling more than 1.1 million copies in 5 days. 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 27, 2017


Recommended Video

Jim live-streamed Call of Duty: WWII on launch day – check out the stream replay below!


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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