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BURNOUT IS BACK! What Matters: Video Games News | Week of February 23, 2018

What matters this week in gaming? 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, Burnout Paradise Remastered is coming out very soon, Metal Gear Survive isn’t very good at all, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild continues to win a ton of awards.

Top New Games This Week

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

[Platform: PC] – 70 Metacritic Score


“So Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is still lumbered with some of the quirks of its ‘90s origins. This is understandable – it is a remaster, not a remake – but those quirks do cause some friction. Beneath them, though, the underlying gameplay remains as solid as a fully upgraded phalanx.” – PCGamesN

Metal Gear Survive

[Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One] – 64 Metacritic Score


“Survive might not compare well to the tactical espionage action that’s defined the Metal Gear series we know and love, but its oddly hit-or-miss combo of some solid old ideas and some clumsy new ones has at least some appeal.” – IGN

Payday 2

[Platform: Switch] – 63 Metacritic Score


“PayDay 2 may very well be a fantastic port that delivers a steady framerate, solid performance and a portable experience but beyond that it is a mess.” – Switch Player

Top Stories This Week

Burnout Paradise Remastered coming March 16 to PS4, Xbox One

After weeks of speculation, Burnout Paradise Remastered was officially revealed this week, and is surprisingly releasing on March 16th this year for PS4 and Xbox One. You can watch the reveal trailer below.

PUBG reveals two new cosmetic crates, live now

Two new costmetic crates are now out for PUBG, and they are 70’s and 80’s themed. The “Fever” and “Militia” crates can be unlocked with Early Bird keys and purchased with BP. More on this here.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild wins game of the year at DICE Awards

Breath of the Wild continues to rack up accolade after accolade, winning Game of the Year, Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, and Outstanding Achievement in Game Design awards at the DICE Awards. More on this here.


Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 are coming to Switch on May 22

The @MegaMan twitter account revealed that the Mega Man Legacy Collection, 1 & 2, are coming to the Nintendo Switch on May 22 compelte with amibo support and new features. See the tweet below.

Super Mario Odyssey update “Luigi’s Balloon World” live now

Nintendo of America tweeted out that the new free update for Super Mario Odyssey is now live. It adds new outfits (including a Sunshine Shades & Outfit!!!) as well as Luigi’s Balloon World, which is available after completing the main story. See below for the full tweet.

Rise of the Tomb Raider heading to Xbox Game Pass

Major Nelson tweeted out that Rise of the Tom Raider is coming to Xbox Game Pass in March. The critically acclaimed Tomb Raider game was originally a timed Xbox One Exclusive, and has since been released on most platforms. Sales for the game we low.

“Parity” not enforced by Xbox in regards to Xbox One S vs. Xbox One X version of game

The Corporate Vice President of Gaming at Microsoft Mike Ybarra tweeted out responding to an inquiry, confirming that developers have complete control over the parity of their games between console versions. This means that, if a dev wanted to, they could completely optimize their game for the Xbox One X, and leave the S version running poorly. See the tweet below.

Fable Fortune out now, free to play

Fable Fortune, the card-battling game akin to Hearthstone, is officially out of Game Preview and is free-to-play. For the complete rundown of everything that is coming to the game, click here.

Mythic United Highlights

I published my review in retrospective for Halo Wars 2. Read my thoughts below!

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COG’s series on Halo is absolutely fantastic, and inspires me in the videos I’m making. They’re longer, but totally worth it. See the Halo 2 video below, but he’s also done every other Halo game.

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 or thoughts, please let us know in the comments.

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