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Press Start: The Star Wars trailer, comic book movies, and Assassin's Creed is back

Somehow this past week managed to survive saturation coverage of both Star Wars: The Force Awakens' latest trailer and "Back to the Future Day." We promise there was still news about video games in the past seven day span, too.

Of course, with Konami continuing to jerk everyone around with semantics about Hideo Kojima, you'd be forgiven for feeling you'd gone back in time. At least Mighty No. 9 promised it wouldn't be delayed again. We got a look at new launches, too, ranging from the Xbox One's $150 luxury controller to Guitar Hero Live (competitor Rock Band 4 also helpfully reviewed itself for Amazon customers).

Coming up this week? Halo 5: Guardians on Tuesday should pretty much dominate everything like Star Wars did. For now, look back on the past seven days in news, opinion and criticism with Press Start, Polygon's weekly recap to get you prepared for the one to come.

Last Week in Five Stories

  1. Everything you need to know about the latest amazing Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

    This is a proper Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Not a teaser, not a montage of characters reacting, explosions and vehicles in a galaxy far, far away. This is an honest-to-goodness, plot-filled trailer. Let's see what we can figure out.

  2. Assassin's Creed Syndicate Review

    More than anything, Assassin's Creed Syndicate feels like a long-needed course correction. Last year's Assassin's Creed Unity was by most accounts the lowest point in the franchise thus far. Syndicate changes that pattern. The open-world bloat that Assassin's Creed has been known for is trimmed considerably. Meanwhile, the core world design shifts its focus from realism to playability.

  3. The Mythbusters always had an amazing secret weapon: They can't stand each other

    One of the most interesting aspects of Mythbusters is the fact that the working relationship between Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman is built on respect and mutual appreciation for what they do, which is a very adult way to create a show for 14 seasons — especially when the two don't like each other.

  4. Former ESPN, NFL Network head leads new Activision Blizzard eSports division

    Steve Bornstein, the former CEO of ESPN and the NFL Network, and the former president of Major League Gaming are joining forces to help Activision Blizzard create a new division dedicated to eSports. The division will sit alongside Activision Publishing and Blizzard Entertainment as a new, third subsidiary of Activision Blizzard.

  5. Your essential timeline of upcoming comic book movies

    Superheroes in cinema are here to stay. There are no fewer than eight movies based on comic book superheroes premiering in 2016, and the Justice League universe and Marvel's Avengers are booked all the way to 2020. It can be hard to keep track. Which is why we've devised this timeline of every upcoming comic book movie.

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