Written By: Steve Vegvari
This is your daily video game news recap for Thursday, January 18.
Every Monday-Friday we give you a rundown of all the noteworthy industry news.
Nintendo dropped yet another video this month. Furthering their showcase of what to look forward to well into the Spring. The Nintendo Labo is a creative peripheral so crazy, only Nintendo could pull it off.
The build-and-play cardboard peripheral comes in two seperate “Toy Con” sets. The first included a variety of DIY designs. From a piano, to motorcycle, all the way to a fishing rod. The second includes the materials to create your own robotic suit and headset. Each set will include software, so after creating and designing there will be hours of enjoyment ahead.
Each month Microsoft drops a slew of new titles to Xbox’s Game Pass program. Titles include 2017’s Halo Wars 2, Fable: Anniversary Edition, NBA 2K 17, and Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition.
Sony released a press statement announcing that Jim Ryan would be promoted to the title of Deputy President of SIE. As Andrew House stepped down from his role as President in 2017, former Deputy President; John Kodera took his place. This opened up the role for Ryan. Ryan previously held the title of Global Sales and Marketing and President of SIE Europe.
Epic Studios released their V.2.2.0 patch notes for Fornite Battle Royale. The update will expand the already large map with added locations. Voice chat in pre-game lobby will now be active. Smaller “Quality of Life” bug fixes and performance patches will be in place upon release.
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