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Welcome to EGM’s weekly wrap up. Each Friday, we’ll be rounding up the week’s biggest news stories and some of the smaller but still interesting developments that may have flown under the radar, all in one convenient place for you, our dear readers. Be sure to check back in the weeks to come, and feel free to leave a comment letting us know what you like and dislike about the format as we fine-tune this new feature.

This Week’s Top Stories

Last-gen Destiny players will only be able to bring their data into Destiny 2 if they purchase Destiny for Xbox One or PlayStation 4 and migrate their accounts to their current-gen console. Why? Because Bungie said so, that’s why.

Xbox One‘s latest update finally added custom Gamerpics, which is great news if you love getting messages from Pepe the Frog sporting a Hitler mustache.

Hackers dumped the Switch’s OS kernel, bringing the homebrew community one step closer to jailbreaking Nintendo’s newest console and running those emulators we’ve heard so much about but have never downloaded (we swear).

The Metal Gear franchise turned 30. Fans celebrated by sending series creator Hideo Kojima a bunch of love on Twitter, and we celebrated by getting drunk to forget our creeping mortality.

Side-scrolling fighter Nidhogg 2 got a release date of August 15th for PlayStation 4 and PC, so get ready to cut up and outrun your friends in new and beautiful ways. Meanwhile, Grand Turismo Sport also got a release date of October 17th, ten days before one of the biggest release dates of 2017, when Super Mario OdysseyWolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Assassin’s Creed Origins all come out.

Today marks the end of an era with the arrival (and immediate disposal) of Hitman‘s final Elusive Target, at least of the first season.

Arms‘ first major update brings fan wishes to life with the arrival of a new character, new weapons, and a new VS mode, in addition to some other goodies.

In Other News…

Disney XD will be televising the Super Smash Bros. Wii U EVO 2017 Finals, while ESPN 2 will broadcast the Street Fighter 5 Finals for the second year in a row.

Valve banned 40,000 cheaters after its recent Steam Summer Sale brought them out of the woodwork when they tried to re-purchase their games at a discount.

The pan from PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds was pushed to the limit and survived when an intrepid YouTuber proved everyone’s favorite cooking tool can sustain fire from fifty players at once.

A Chinese shopping mall “invented” a “not sexist” thing called “gaming booths” where “husbands” can relax while their “wives” are shopping and they’re very “different” from arcades because they’re encased in glass.

Max Payne and Alan Wake writer Sam Lake is becoming a ghost hunter, because apparently he’s turning into one of his own characters.

Mario Kart Arcade GP VR, the racing series’ first foray into virtual reality, opened in Bandai Namco’s VR Zone in Shinjuku. In other news, we’re moving to Japan.

You’re going to have to wait a little longer to land the dad of your dreams because Dream Daddy has been delayed.

An industry analysis firm has predicted that Destiny 2 will sell 3 million copies on PC and shame the console versions in its first three months after release. Yes, because PC versions of games always outsell console versions. Look at Overwatch or Battlefield 1 . . . oh, wait.

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Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.

This week’s biggest gaming news—and the stories you might’ve missed

Hackers crack the Switch, Metal Gear turns 30, and Valve brings down the banhammer, this week in gaming.

By Michael Goroff | 07/14/2017 05:15 PM PT

News

Welcome to EGM’s weekly wrap up. Each Friday, we’ll be rounding up the week’s biggest news stories and some of the smaller but still interesting developments that may have flown under the radar, all in one convenient place for you, our dear readers. Be sure to check back in the weeks to come, and feel free to leave a comment letting us know what you like and dislike about the format as we fine-tune this new feature.

This Week’s Top Stories

Last-gen Destiny players will only be able to bring their data into Destiny 2 if they purchase Destiny for Xbox One or PlayStation 4 and migrate their accounts to their current-gen console. Why? Because Bungie said so, that’s why.

Xbox One‘s latest update finally added custom Gamerpics, which is great news if you love getting messages from Pepe the Frog sporting a Hitler mustache.

Hackers dumped the Switch’s OS kernel, bringing the homebrew community one step closer to jailbreaking Nintendo’s newest console and running those emulators we’ve heard so much about but have never downloaded (we swear).

The Metal Gear franchise turned 30. Fans celebrated by sending series creator Hideo Kojima a bunch of love on Twitter, and we celebrated by getting drunk to forget our creeping mortality.

Side-scrolling fighter Nidhogg 2 got a release date of August 15th for PlayStation 4 and PC, so get ready to cut up and outrun your friends in new and beautiful ways. Meanwhile, Grand Turismo Sport also got a release date of October 17th, ten days before one of the biggest release dates of 2017, when Super Mario OdysseyWolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Assassin’s Creed Origins all come out.

Today marks the end of an era with the arrival (and immediate disposal) of Hitman‘s final Elusive Target, at least of the first season.

Arms‘ first major update brings fan wishes to life with the arrival of a new character, new weapons, and a new VS mode, in addition to some other goodies.

In Other News…

Disney XD will be televising the Super Smash Bros. Wii U EVO 2017 Finals, while ESPN 2 will broadcast the Street Fighter 5 Finals for the second year in a row.

Valve banned 40,000 cheaters after its recent Steam Summer Sale brought them out of the woodwork when they tried to re-purchase their games at a discount.

The pan from PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds was pushed to the limit and survived when an intrepid YouTuber proved everyone’s favorite cooking tool can sustain fire from fifty players at once.

A Chinese shopping mall “invented” a “not sexist” thing called “gaming booths” where “husbands” can relax while their “wives” are shopping and they’re very “different” from arcades because they’re encased in glass.

Max Payne and Alan Wake writer Sam Lake is becoming a ghost hunter, because apparently he’s turning into one of his own characters.

Mario Kart Arcade GP VR, the racing series’ first foray into virtual reality, opened in Bandai Namco’s VR Zone in Shinjuku. In other news, we’re moving to Japan.

You’re going to have to wait a little longer to land the dad of your dreams because Dream Daddy has been delayed.

An industry analysis firm has predicted that Destiny 2 will sell 3 million copies on PC and shame the console versions in its first three months after release. Yes, because PC versions of games always outsell console versions. Look at Overwatch or Battlefield 1 . . . oh, wait.

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About Michael Goroff

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Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.