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What Matters: Video Games News | Week of January 19, 2018

What matters this week in gaming? We sift through the daily junk to find what matters in video games each and every week, to bring you the stories and games you care about. This week in gaming news, a new Fable game is reportedly in the works after numerous reports are confirmed by different outlets, Nintendo revealed their upcoming Switch toy peripheral, the Nintendo Labo collection, and the Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console ever.

Top New Games This Week

No new notable games this week.

Top Stories This Week

New Fable game in development at Playground Games

After being heavily rumored last week, Eurogamer has confirmed via multiple trusted sources that the next Fable game is being developed by Playground Games. The decision for Microsoft to invest heavily in the Fable franchise was made partially due to the success of Horizon Zero Dawn, which sold more than 3.5 million copies. More on this here.

New Xbox One Elite Controller reportedly in development

Images have surfaced on Reddit touting a new Xbox One Elite controller. The new controller will seemingly have built-in rechargeable batteries, a USB C port, Bluetooth, three levels of hair-trigger locks, a three profile switch, and a grip that wraps around the front of the controller. More on this here.

Dragon Ball FighterZ beta suffers network issues

The closed and open beta for the upcoming Dragon Ball Z fighting game, Dragon Ball FighterZ suffered massive network issues. With the game being only 1-week out from its release, the developers are scrambling to make the appropriate server-side adjustments before the masses get their hands on this game on January 26th. More on this here.

The incredible looking fighting game may have some issues…

New Stardew Valley content on the way

A tweet from developer ConcernedApe, the creator of Stardew Valley, revealed that he has finished working on new content for the extremely successful farm-sim game.

A new Nintendo Switch peripheral, the Nintendo Labo is officially revealed.

A surprise announcement revealed a new interactive build-and-play peripheral experience for the Nintendo Switch. This is hard to explain, so I’d encourage you to watch the reveal video below. After revealing the Labo, Nintendo shares rose in price.

Assassins Creed Origins DLC packs revealed

Three new Assassins Creed Origins DLC packs have been revealed. These three packs will release in January, February, and March, and will provide additional story content, new regions to explore, an increased level cap, and a unique addition that allows players to tour ancient Egypt and learn about the culture, traditions, and lives of its people in a “living museum” experience. More on this here.

New Overwatch Map “Blizzard World” gets a release date

The much anticipated Overwatch Map “Blizzard World” is releasing on all platforms on January 23rd. This map pays homage to Blizzard’s other franchise such as World of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Hearthstone. More on this here.

Xbox One X has over 100 Xbox One X enhanced games

Barely two months after its release, the Xbox One X already has more than 100 games that have been enhanced for the system. While all games that are played on the Xbox One X run considerably better than normal automatically, these enhanced games have specifically taken efforts to add in native 4k textures or improve benchmarks for the game. More on this here.

Red Faction: Guerrilla listed for Xbox One, PS4

Red Faction: Guerrilla has been listed by a European store for the Xbox One and PS4. It remains unclear what exactly this game is, be it a full remake, remaster, port, or reboot of the franchise. More on this here.

Nintendo Switch sells 1.5 million units in the US in December, becomes fastest selling console ever in first 10 months.

The Nintendo Switch is officially the fastest selling console ever in its first 10 months on the market after selling more than 1.5 million units in December. More on this here.

Call of Duty: WWII is the top selling game in December

The return to World War II has paid in spades for Call of Duty and is the best selling game in December. More on this here.


Mythic United Highlights

Last week, I revealed my Top 10 Anticipated Games of 2018. You can read it by clicking the link below.

Top 10 Anticipated Games of 2018

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And that’s what matters this week in video games! Let us know in the comments below if we missed anything noteworthy. Until next week, this is Mythic United signing off.

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