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The Week in Video Games – January 21, 2018

<b>This week in gaming: Nintendo Labo revealed, PUBG’s blue zone is changing, Fable returns, and Overwatch pulls in the viewers. Here’s our essential</b> …

Overwatch League

Xbox One digital releases for January 22-26, 2018

<b>Here is the full rundown on the games coming to the Xbox One Games Store between January 22-26, 2018.</b><p>There are two blockbuster games coming to the …

Dragon Ball

My Nintendo updated with new rewards

<b>The My Nintendo rewards programme has been updated with some new discounts and downloads.</b><p>Nintendo has refreshed My Nintendo with a new selection of …

Gaming

PlayStation Store releases for January 23, 2018

<b>Here’s the full lineup of PlayStation 4 and PS Vita video games coming to the PlayStation Store on January 23, 2018</b><p>Boom! 2018 begins in earnest on …

Monster Hunter

Revisit the music of Pokémon Gold and Silver with Johto Legends

<b>Materia Collective release Johto Legends: Music from Pokémon Gold and Silver, an orchestral interpretation of the classic Nintendo Game Boy game</b> …

Pokémon

Two huge PlayStation Store sales start today

<b>Two new PlayStation Store sales begin today across Europe.</b><p>The first major PlayStation Store sales of the year start today and reduce the price of …

Book of the Dead teaser shows off the power of Unity

<b>We’ve all heard the online chatter about Unity, and its relative power and ability when compared with other game engines.</b><p>It’s quite irrational and …

Game Development

Life is Strange: Before the Storm getting two limited retail editions

<b>Life is Strange: Before the Storm is getting vinyl and limited edition physical releases.</b><p>Both editions will feature all three episodes, plus a bonus …

Comics

The Metal Gear Survive beta starts today

<b>Like surviving? Like zombies? Like providing valuable online gameplay feedback to video game publishers? If so, the Metal Gear Survive beta is just</b> …

PlayStation 4

Nintendo Labo in pictures

<b>Take a closer look at the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit and Robot Kit.</b><p>There’s something super-endearing about Nintendo’s must-have gaming console getting …

Gaming

Nintendo Labo takes video game crafting to the next level

<b>Now you’re playing with cardboard. Nintendo surprise and delight with the reveal of Nintendo Labo, a new range of interactive DIY creations that</b> <b>work</b> …

Kids

There's still a couple of days left in the PSN January Sale

Horizon Zero Dawn – 42% off<p>Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition – 33% off<br>• Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds DLC – 37% off<p>Gran Turismo Sport – 30% …

Gran Turismo Sport

Nintendo to reveal new Switch “experience” tonight

<b>Nintendo is preparing to make a reveal at 10pm tonight for a “new interactive experience” on the Switch.</b><p>A post on the Nintendo website reads: “Tune …

Nintendo Switch

New Fable game reportedly in development

<b>A new Fable game is being developed by Forza Horizon developer, Playground Games, according to a report.</b><p>Sources close to Eurogamer have revealed the …

Forza Horizon

Limited run Far Cry 5 Mondo Edition now available for pre-order

<b>Ubisoft and Mondo team up for a limited edition release of Far Cry 5.</b><p>Ubisoft has opened pre-orders for the <i>Far Cry 5 x Mondo Edition</i>. This special …

Gaming Consoles

Blade Runner VR comes to Google Daydream

<b>Seismic Games and Alcon Media Group have partnered to develop a new VR game based on the Blade Runner series of films.</b><p><i>Blade Runner: Revelations</i> is a …

Science Fiction

Overwatch Blizzard World map release date revealed

<b>Blizzard has announced the Blizzard World map for Overwatch will go live in January 23rd.</b><p>It was first announced back at BlizzCon 2017, and is a hall …

Overwatch

The Final Fantasy XV system requirements are pretty reasonable

<b>Just what sort of behemoth are you going to need to run Final Fantasy XV on PC? (Behemoth, geddit? It’s an RPG joke.)</b><p>When we got wind of the <i>Final</i> …

There's a Night in the Woods Switch version coming, very soon

<b>Night in the Woods is making the Switch to Nintendo’s portable console. Making the Switch. Honestly, we’ll get bored of that gag eventually.</b><p>In autumn …

Nintendo Switch

Xbox One gets three new backwards compatible games

<b>After the bumper crop in November, the Xbox One backwards compatibility library hasn’t had any new additions, until now.</b><p>Three new games have found …

Mould

Assassin’s Creed Origins DLC release dates confirmed

<b>Ubisoft has announced release dates for the first three Assassin’s Creed Origins DLC expansions.</b><p>The first expansion – <i>The Hidden Ones</i> – will launch on …

Egypt

Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 3 Review

<b>So we come to the conclusion of Before the Storm, a great prequel mini-series, and it’s a shame that things end on a shaky note.</b><p>If Max’s powers were …

Twin Peaks

Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition detailed and dated

<b>Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition for PC, will be released on March 6, 2018.</b><p>Both …

Final Fantasy XV

Assassin's Creed Origins 1.2.0 is available to download today

<b>Update 1.2.0 for Assassin’s Creed origins adds new regions to support upcoming expansions, plus general fixes and tweaks to the main game.</b><p><i>Assassin’s</i> …

Gaming

Stardew Valley multiplayer co-op 'underlying network code is solid'

<b>Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone offers positive noises about Stardew Valley multiplayer co-op on Twitter.</b><p>An official <i>Stardew Valley</i> multiplayer mode is in …

Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 breaks its previous record

<b>Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 – or AGDQ to its friends – has broken its previous donation record, set in January 2017.</b><p>The previous record was US …

Censorship

Grand Theft Auto V tops the UK game chart (again)

<b>Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V returns to the top of the UK software chart, 1581 days after its initial release.</b><p>This week’s UK video game top twenty …

Grand Theft Auto

Nintendo eShop releases for 15-19 January, 2018

<b>InnerSpace and Nightmare Boy head this week’s lineup of eShop releases for the Nintendo Switch, 3DS and Wii U.</b><p>It’s a jam-packed week on the Nintendo …

Nintendo Switch

Horizon, Zelda, and PUBG lead this year’s DICE Awards

<b>Horizon Zero Dawn, Breath of the Wild, and PUBG lead the nominees for the 21st DICE Awards.</b><p>The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has …

Horizon Zero Dawn