Week's Game News: Valve Gets in Trouble, WoW & Witcher Movies, & BLOPS

By Published November 07, 2015 at 8:00 am
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Last week's game news recap overviewed major No Man's Sky, Star Citizen, and RPG news (including some Fallout 4 discussion). That was our first weekly recap of games industry news and, finding it to be tremendous fun and receiving positive feedback, we've returned with the second episode.

This week was another eventful period for the industry, heralding the arrival of Black Ops III, the Fallout 4 launch trailer, and putting a public spotlight on Valve's advertising during sales. News also erupted surrounding the Warcraft movie trailer, followed shortly by news that The Witcher series has already gone through pre-production for its own movie creation. Granted, the Witcher is technically based on a book – but close enough.

Timestamps:

  • 0:20 – Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Basic info, our tests, benchmarking, GPU / CPU / memory testing, and more. Lots of footage of us getting destroyed.
  • 1:45 – Valve / Steam get in trouble with UK Authority: Valve posts an advertisement for 25% off of GTA V during previous sale, but the game was actually not discounted; ASA cracked-down on Valve for its mistake.
  • 3:30 – Witcher & Warcraft Movies: Two major game series – though, granted, the Witcher is a book series first-and-foremost – move to the big screen.
  • 5:40 – Paragon: Epic Games announces new title with excellent branding potential, but fails to reveal anything of substance.

- Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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