Hello, and welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup. This time, we made a case for Sega’s Panzer Dragoon Saga to return on PC, we tried PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on the Xbox One, and Jump introduces itself as the Netflix for indie games.

Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

Pieces of flair and opinion

  • The DeanBeat: Having a great time in Destiny 2
  • PC Gaming Weekly: One way Steam could disarm review-bombers
  • Sega should revive Panzer Dragoon Saga on PC next
  • Call of Duty: WWII documentary invites players to remember history
  • The Switch and VR represent new audiences for Bethesda
  • AR/VR Weekly: Augmented reality needs our patience
  • Microsoft has lined up plenty of indie games for the Xbox One X
  • Why did Lawbreakers and Agents of Mayhem bomb? GamesBeat Decides
  • How Andy Serkis’ games studio created Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier
  • Turn 10 Studios details Forza Motorsport 7’s 4K graphics
  • NHL 18 is finally teaching me how to win
  • Someone unlocked Switch’s hidden NES Golf game
  • We can all help with Overwatch’s toxicity — but Blizzard must lead

Above: Thimbleweed Park is now on Switch.

Image Credit: Terrible Toybox

News

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 news is coming from Rockstar on September 28
  • LawBreakers gets team deathmatch and its first post-launch map
  • Intel partners with Blueprint Reality to show off VR content
  • Ron Gilbert’s Thimbleweed Park is now out on Switch
  • HTC Vive will share 100% of holiday app revenues with developers
  • Nvidia cuts Shield TV to $180 ahead of Apple TV launch
  • Absolver gets ‘major update’ as sales surpass 250,000 copies
  • AOC introduces 32-inch curved 144Hz 1440p FreeSync monitor for $430
  • Microsoft OKs Hyperkin’s remake of the original Xbox Duke controller
  • Battlerite goes free-to-play with an official release on November 8
  • Overwatch League adds its three final teams for its first season
  • Tomb Raider reboot trailer drops as industry hopes video game movies finally find an audience
  • Valve’s review-bomb fix won’t fix review bombing
  • Xbox chief Phil Spencer promoted to Microsoft leadership group
  • Overwatch’s new update with Junkertown and the Mercy/D.Va changes is live
  • Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars brings VR mech fighting to PC
  • YouTube Gaming adds Twitch-like subscriptions called Sponsorships
  • Grand Theft Auto Online’s new mode pits a big gunship against a team of smaller choppers
  • Jump is a Netflix for indie games that promises better discoverability than Steam
  • Monster Hunter: World gets a January 26 release date for PS4 and Xbox One
  • Left Alive is Square Enix’s new survival shooter for PS4 and PC
  • Final Fantasy IX is now on PlayStation 4
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 studio claims it set a Steam RPG record
  • Hearthstone’s big nerfs are live after a messy tournament

Mobile and social

  • Star Trek: Timelines is adding content from the new Discovery show
  • Advrty brings native ads to virtual reality
  • Hironobu Sakaguchi’s Terra Battle 2 launches on iOS and Android
  • Quartz adds augmented reality models to its news reports
  • Morpholio’s Trace uses augmented reality to give artists accurate measurements
  • ARKit games roundup: What’s coming to the Apple App Store and iOS 11
  • App Annie now tracks Android apps in China
  • 3 things you need to know about augmented reality in China

Above: SteamWorld Dig 2 is out now on Switch.

Image Credit: Image & Form Games

Reviews, previews, and interviews

  • SteamWorld Dig 2 is impossible to put down
  • Another Lost Phone review — an exploration of empathy that’s all too brief
  • The Nintendo Switch can handle Doom with all its blood and guts
  • The Evil Within 2: Horror so well done that you can’t look away
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War hands-on — fighting an orc swarm in a huge citadel
  • Hands-on with PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds, the Xbox One’s secret weapon
  • Super Lucky’s Tale — hands-on with Microsoft’s new mascot
  • Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier — hands-on with a new kind of movie-like game
  • Forza Motorsport 7 hands-on — 4K racing is fast and immersive
  • Lone Echo nails the 3 keys to VR gaming
  • Call of Duty: WWII asks if you’re willing to disobey orders
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite review — corny, smaller roster, but still fun
  • Razer’s Lancehead is the wireless gaming mouse to get
  • The Little Ball That Could is a solid marble platformer

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