Weekly Recap: Halo 6 Has Split-Screen, Overwatch Wins Game Of The Year, Mass Effect 4: Andromeda Goes Gold


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It's the weekend again. Here is a recap of some of the week's biggest stories and others you may have missed.

The Big Stuff:

Halo 6, or whatever Microsoft decides to call the next Halo FPS game, will have split-screen support. 343 boss Bonnie Ross made the announcement during a speech at DICE 2017 this week. Rejoice! [Full story]

The 2017 D.I.C.E. Awards were held on Thursday. Blizzard's hero shooter Overwatch took home overall Game of the Year. You can see a list of all the categories, nominees, and winners here. [Full story]

After years of development and multiple delays, BioWare's Mass Effect: Andromeda has gone gold, meaning the studio has completed initial development on the game. It comes out on March 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. [Full story]

The Other Stuff:

The Elder Scrolls Online's first free add-on of 2017, Homestead, has arrived on Xbox One and PS4. Check out the video below to see what it's all about.

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Here's a bunch of new Dead or Alive costumes. What looks good to you? Go to EventHubs to see all the new costumes.

The crowdfunding campaign for Pillars of Eternity 2 wrapped up on Friday night, ending its run with more than $4 million. The game is due out in 2018 for PC.

No more 30-second ads on YouTube, according to a new report. The change will go live in 2018, reportedly. Get all the details here at CNET.

Darknet, a cyberpunk virtual reality game, will launch for PlayStation VR on March 7, developer Archiact announced this week. It is priced at $15.

A Kickstarter campaign for the puzzle-platformer Prisma is now live. It focuses on speed and color-switching; sort of like Bit Trip, its developers say. Here's the campaign.

Darknet is an incredibly deep strategy/puzzle game that lets gamers play as an elite hacker contracted to retrieve data from the world's most secure networks. Players dive into the Net, install viruses, inject code, and hack their way through cybersecurity in an experience inspired by a classic cyberpunk vision of the future.

A handful of Telltale Games veterans have joined Ubisoft, the Assassin's Creed and Far Cry publisher announced this week. Read this blog post to get a full rundown of the news.

The fifth free story Operation for Battleborn, "Phoebe and the Heart of Ekkunar," launched this week on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Read this blog post to get a full rundown of what to expect.

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Polygon has a big, in-depth interview up with Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata. He talks about the future of the game and more; read the interview here.

Hey, this is pretty cool. NetherRealm's Ed Boon has revealed that Danny Glover was almost cast in the Mortal Kombat movie as Raiden. Get the full story here at IGN.

Square Enix has announced a brand-new RPG IP called Project Prelude. Get all the details here from DualShockers.

Nioh is getting extra content in March. Read this story at IGN to see a full rundown of what's on the way.

Here is the first gameplay footage for the dino game Ark Park, which is a spinoff from Studio Wildcard's Ark: Survival Evolved. Looks pretty cool!

Nintendo Switch digital games cannot be shared on multiple systems, it seems. Read the story at Ars Technica to find out more. The report comes just a week for the console arrives on March 3.

The Double Jeopardy section of a recent episode of Jeopardy was all about video games. That's pretty cool. If you missed it, here's a recap on Reddit.

Nintendo is hosting a video broadcast next week where it will celebrate indie games. The "Nindies Showcase," as it's being called, takes place February 28 at 9 AM PT. You can stream it here.

Mass Effect Andromeda has no level cap and lets you respec--that's pretty cool. You can learn more about that here at PC Gamer.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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