This week in games: Mod fixes Nier: Automata PC woes, Up's house floats into Battlefield 1

So we’re about a month out from Christmas now and...wait, what? It’s only March? But we’ve already seen Nier, Mass Effect, Resident Evil, Stories Untold, Kona, with Thimbleweed Park and Yooka-Laylee right around the corner. Oh, and some Zelda game for our console cousins. Crazy.

Not as crazy as some of this news, though: Assassin’s Creed abandons the silver screen for the smaller screen, the Up house floats over war-torn France, and Fallout 4 VR is “the most incredible thing you’ve ever seen in your life.” Their words, not mine.

This is gaming news for March 20 to 24.

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This week in games: Quake Champions, funky Mass Effect faces, and a Civilization VI demo

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day for some of you, and you know what they say in Ireland: “Kiss me, I write about video game news.” Think I heard that somewhere.

This week we’ve got Mass Effect’s animation woes, an ultra-detailed sailing simulator, confirmation that Quake Champions will be free-to-play, a Civ VI demo, more free Planet Coaster content, and a collection of Capcom’s licensed Disney platformers for the NES.

It’s gaming news for March 13 to 17.

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This week in games: Quake Champions preps for closed beta, Mass Effect reveals Golden Worlds

What could be better to close out the week than even more Zenimax/Oculus legal mud-flinging? Nothing. Nothing could be better. This is a legal conflict for the ages.

That, plus a look at Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Golden Worlds, a glimpse of Quake Champions, an FMV thriller, and a look at The Division’s (boring) second year of content. This is gaming news for March 6 through 10.

Heart of gold

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This week in games: Overwatch adds a new robot-tank, Ubisoft offends Bolivia, and more

We can roughly divide the year into two halves: September through February is the “Release” bit, and March through August the “Hype” bit. Sure, there are exceptions—games get released all year long at this point. But in general, that’s the divide.

And the marker? The Game Developer’s Conference, which took place this week in San Francisco and where we start to see news about the year’s most-anticipated games. And uh…also, lots of news about last year’s best games.

Like Overwatch’s new hero, or a new Stellaris expansion. That news, plus Bolivia reprimanding Ubisoft, new System Shock reboot footage, a Shadow of Mordor sequel announcement, and more.

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This week in games: Play Prey as a toilet paper roll, install Doom on a Porsche, and more

We already wrote about it earlier this week but here’s a reminder: The Ghost Recon Wildlands demo marketing stunt open beta runs this weekend, so if you’re bored on Saturday and want to give the game a spin before plunking down $60, now’s your chance.

What else happened this week? Overwatch teased a new hero, Battlefield 1 teased a new...something, Prey showed off its toilet paper physics, Humble decided to sell a billion hours of Civilization for $15, and someone installed Doom on a Porsche 911. Sort-of.

This is gaming news for February 20 to 24.

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This week in games: Payday 3 announced, The Lion King invades Grand Theft Auto V, and more

It’s been a busy week. Three major releases, between Sniper Elite 4, For Honor, and the kind-of-sort-of public release of Halo Wars 2. Maybe you’ll be playing one this weekend?

Or just reading the news, like usual. This week we’ve got Pumbaa headbutting the police in Grand Theft Auto V, a stealth-announcement for Payday 3, Hot Wheels in Rocket League, and more. This is gaming news for February 13 to 17.

Hiding in plain sight

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This week in games: Overwatch gets a server browser, Project Cars 2 targets 12K and more

More Kickstarter news this week. Can you believe it? Last week I joked about a renaissance but now I’m pretty sure it’s actually happening.

That, plus Overwatch gets a server browser, South Park delays a second time, a bevy of launch trailers and announcement trailers and trailer trailers, and Project Cars 2 talks about supporting 12K resolutions. Mmmm, that’s a lot of pixels.

This is gaming news for February 6 through 10.

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