Weekly Recap: Big PS4 Update, Mass Effect Andromeda Launch Trailer, CoD 4 Remaster DLC

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Did you step away this week? Here’s a recap of some of the week’s big news and other stories you may have missed.

THE BIG STUFF:

The next major PlayStation 4 update, 4.5, came out this week, adding support for external hard drives, a “Boost” mode for PS4 Pro, and a lot more. [Full story]

We learned even more about Mass Effect: Andromeda this week, including the fact that its multiplayer DLC maps will be free. Additionally, a new trailer showed off the Nomad vehicle, another video highlighted the Tempest, and the launch trailer arrived. You can see all of our Andromeda video and written coverage here.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is getting a DLC pack next week in the form of the Variety Map Pack. Sound familiar? That’s the same name as the first one that came out for the original in 2008. And it has all the same maps, but with better graphics, of course. [Full story]

THE OTHER STUFF:

Hey, this is pretty cool. The MMO WildStar will let you push a character to level 50 for free. Get all the details here at Game Informer.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the next game from Koji Igarashi, is heading to Switch, apparently. Get the scoop here at Nintendo Everything.

Another cool thing: Joy Con controllers for the Nintendo Switch work as controllers for PC and Mac games. Sweet! TechCrunch has all the details.

With Game of Thrones set to return for Season 7 this year, we’ve now learned a little more about it. Harry Potter actor Jim Broadbent has revealed the character he’s playing in a new interview with ScreenCrush.

Korean developer Joycity has released a 3v3 basketball game called 3on3 Freestyle for PS4. It’s a half-court, arcade-style take on the game–and it looks pretty fun.

Why can’t you control the machines in Horizon Zero Dawn? Now we know, as the producer offered an explanation in this interview with Kotaku.

Not all of Nintendo’s ideas for Zelda: Breath of the Wild made it into the game–this new Kotaku report has an outline of what didn’t make it.

A movie theater with a playground in it. Movie purists may not like it, but it’s happening. Get all the details here at the LA Times.

The newest trailer for Better Call Saul Season 3 has arrived–and Gus Fring is in it! Watch it and get more details about the season, which premiere in April, here at EW.

Activision has again been named to Fortune’s annual list of 100 Best Companies To Work For, coming in at 66, moving up a number of spots from last year. Here’s the full list.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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