Weekly Recap: All the VGA Awards Winners and News, Oblivion Backwards Compatibility
THE BIG STUFF:
The Game Awards 2016 took place this week, with Blizzard's Overwatch receiveing the award for overall Game of the Year. There were also game reveals and lots of new trailers. Check out GameSpot's Game Awards 2016 roundup to catch up on all the big news. And PlayStation Experience kicks off today, so come back soon for more.
Even more Xbox 360 games are now playable on Xbox One, as Microsoft added a handful of titles to the backwards compatibility catalog this week, including none other than Bethesda's award-winning RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Check out the full list of 280-plus backwards compatibility games here.
THE OTHER STUFF:
Man at Arms has posted its latest video game video--and it's a cool one. Watch as the master swordsmiths forge Gengi's sword from Overwatch.
Have a FNAF fan on your Christmas list or want something for yourself? ThinkGeek has announced a Freddy Fazbear Pizza Kit, which comes with all manner of items themed around the creepy game, including an apron, pizza cutter, pizza pan, and pizza box. It costs $25.
Here's a new trailer for the upcoming Archie Comics TV show, Riverdale. What do you make of it?
Here's another way to waste time--Facebook announced this week that you can now play games in the Messenger. Those available right now include classics like Pac-Man, Galaga, and Space Invaders. "Many more" are coming, Facebook says. Get all the details here.
There is a Mad Max: Fury Road knockoff movie in China called Mad Sheila. And it looks...pretty rad. Watch the trailer and get the full story here at Slashfilm.
One of the game reveals at PSX this weekend was Games of Glory, from a team founded by former members of Ubisoft and DICE. It's a top-down shooter coming to PS4 and PC featuring cross-play support. The game is set to launch in spring 2017.
After more than eight years of development, The Last Guardian finally comes out next week. There will be a $120 collector's edition, and Sony has now posted a video that shows off everything it comes with. Take a look:
Is Lara Croft Go coming to PS4? It sure looks like it, based on these leaked Trophies posted on Exophase.
The Rocket League Grand Finals are this weekend--and you can watch all the pro gaming action right here on Twitch. Prepare to feel inadequate.
Zero Dark Thirty and Sausage Party film company Annapurna Pictures this week announced that it's getting into gaming with its own gaming division. Called Annapurna Interactive, the division is dedicated to "producing and publishing video games." The company will focus on making and publishing "personal, emotional, and original games that push the boundaries of interactive content and encourage artists to bring new visions to the medium." The publisher's first two games, which come out in Spring 2017, are Jason Roberts' Gorogoa and Giant Sparrow's What Remains of Edith Finch.
To help get up to speed for the third season of Telltale's Walking Dead series, which comes out this month, Skybound has announced a primer series to jog your memory of what's happened so far. Watch the two videos to catch up on the events of Season 1; more videos are coming later. Beware, the videos obviously contain huge spoilers.
Have a wonderful weekend, and don't forget to come back at 10 AM PT for the PlayStation Experience keynote!
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