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What Matters: Video Games News | Week of December 8, 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, Destiny 2‘s latest expansion is terrible, Bayonetta 1+2 and 3 are coming to the Switch, and The Game Awards results are in, and with them come a slew of announcements such as SoulCalibur VI and Mega Man 11!


Top New Games This Week

Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package [Platform: PS4] – 73 Metacritic Score

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“Overcoming some fan criticism from last year’s release, Dead Rising 4 Frank’s Big Package is a celebration of how silly zombie killing can be. It still doesn’t manage to be as good as the first Dead Rising, though.” – Wccftech

Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris [Platform: PS4, PC, Xbox One] – 52 Metacritic Score

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“A DLC that as is, is up there with House of Wolves as the worst Destiny add-on to date.” – Destructoid


Top Stories This Week

The Game Awards Results

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild wins Game of the Year & much more, while Cuphead also grabbed a bunch of awards such as Best Art Direction and Best Independent Game. For the full list of winners, check this out.

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PSX News and Trailers

There were a ton of announcements and trailers at this year’s PSX conference, including trailers and demos for the recently announced Dreams, as well as God of War and Detroit: Become Human. For a great breakdown, read this IGN summary.

Bayonetta 3 Announced for Switch, Bayonetta 1+2 Coming to Switch in 2018

Bayonetta 1+2 will release on the Nintendo Switch on February 16, 2018. Additionaly Bayonetta 3 has been announced as a Switch exclusive, we do not have a release date yet. More on this here.

SoulCalibur VI Announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Mega Man 11 Announced for Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC, will Release in 2018

Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 Are Both Delayed.

Ubisoft announced that both Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 have been delayed to allow the developers more time to polish and create a more ambitious game. This is a good thing. More on this here.

PUBG Officially Launches New Map “Miramir”

After months of leaks and speculation, PUBG has officially launched their new desert map Miramir on the PC PUBG test servers, with the official map going live very soon on the regular game. More on this here.

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EA May Not Bring Lootboxes Back to Star Wars Battlefront II

After immense community, legal, and financial scrutiny, the CFO of EA stated to investors this week that they may not bring loot boxes back at all for Star Wars Battlefront II. More on this here.

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Devil May Cry HD Collection Coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018

Devil May Cry 1-3 HD will release in March 2018. More on this here.

Last Week’s Opinion Piece

My review for Super Mario Odyssey is here – check it out below!

Super Mario Odyssey Review

What Mattered Last Week

What Matters: Video Games News | Week of December 1, 2017


Recommended Video

Rich from ReviewTechUSA responded to a statement that the Xbox Brand as a whole is in trouble – he brings up some interesting points and remains neutral in this topic.


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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