Biggest Video Game News Of The Week (November 5

Ragnarok is here, Sonic is good, and all the other biggest stories of the past week in video games.

It feels like we’ve been rushing towards this week for months. The start of what will be a very busy month for video games that was actually supposed to be even busier before Skull & Bones was pushed back to 2023. Sonic Frontiers is here, God of War Ragnarok is here, and given the leaks, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Pokemon Scarlet & Violet are already here too. More on all of this and some of the other biggest stories from what has been a week filled with video game news.

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Ragnarok is finally upon us

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by Santa Monica

God Of War Ragnarok finally launched this week and it seems those who have had the chance to play it largely agree with those who have re-watched it. Details about the sequel have since leaked, such as the discovery of various Easter eggs in all nine realms, including poems paying homage to other PlayStation exclusives. The makers of Ragnarok also admitted that just a few months ago the game’s creators firmly believed they had made a terrible game. Hard to believe anyone ever thought that given the finished product.


Sonic Frontiers is here too

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per saw

For a glorious 24 hours before the world became obsessed with Ragnarok, Sonic was the star. Sega made the brave decision to launch Frontiers the day before the latest God of War, and while it was a little overshadowed, it still stole its fair share of headlines. Biggest and best of all is the positive reaction to the new Sonic game, making it the highest rated blue blur game ever on Metacritic right now. The only gripe so far seems to be its inability to hit 60fps on Xbox Series S, which will hopefully be fixed in the near future.

Extensive Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Leaks

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet's Mecha-Evolutions Don't Look Like Pokemon

The launch of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet adds to this incredibly busy month of November. While it won’t be here until next week, it looks like the new Pokemon games have arrived alongside Frontiers and Ragnarok. There have been so many game leaks, including 14 hours released by the same person, that you can already experience the games from start to finish. If you’re desperately trying to avoid unofficial news, there was an official reveal this week showing off the new Pokemon Iron Treads and Great Tusk for the first time.

The second season of Marvel Snap has begun

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Chances are many of you had to step away from Marvel Snap to play Ragnarok and Frontiers this week. The mobile game was the surprise hit of 2022, and dropping it for a few hours was made even harder to do as its second season launched a few days ago. Dubbed Warriors Of Wakanda, the new season’s theme couldn’t have been timed better as it coincides with the arrival of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in theaters. Plenty of Black Panther variants to unlock and the best excuse to build your deck around some of Wakanda’s biggest and best heroes.

Good day N7, Specters

Mass Effect 4 relay under construction

November 7 has been commandeered by Mass Effect fans due to the date’s connection to the N7 code featured throughout the trilogy. BioWare also acknowledges the date and gave fans something to chew on during Mass Effect Day last week. A single image has sparked study and debate, seemingly confirming that Mass Effect 3’s destructive ending is canon. The image appears to show a mass relay reconstructed by humans, and the date in the corner implies that the next game in the series will take place just four years after the last. It’s four years after Mass Effect 3, not Andromeda.

Halo Infinite Winter Update

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via 343

It’s been a year since Halo Infinite launched, a year after it was supposed to, and the game remains incomplete. 343 made great strides in rectifying that this week by rolling out the game’s extensive winter update. The co-op campaign is finally live, as is a beta of Forge. The XP system has also been overhauled and campaign missions can now be replayed without having to restart the game. It was also revealed that Infinite’s canceled couch co-op mode had been in the works for years and was 80% complete when it was canned.

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