Welcome to EGM’s Weekly Wrap. Each Friday, we’ll be rounding up the biggest news stories from the past seven days, along with 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 feature.
This Week’s Top Stories
Uncharted 4 is launching multiplayer tournaments because apparently every game needs a freaking esport component now. If you need us, we’ll be in the corner, screaming “REMEMBER WHEN GAMES WERE JUST ABOUT FUN?!”
Microsoft said “forget it” and just went ahead and patched the Xbox One version of Mighty No. 9. Well, someone had to do it.
As if there wasn’t enough division in this country already, a developer from Obsidian came out and blamed consoles for holding back Fallout: New Vegas from reaching its full potential.
Fortnite: Battle Royale banned thousands of cheaters. This is mostly surprising because, a few months ago, we never thought Fortnite would even have enough players to ban any of them.
Injustice 2 surprised everyone by revealing that the Atom would be its next DLC character. To be fair, he could have been there the whole time and you never would have noticed him.
Ubisoft launched a farting contest for South Park: The Fractured But Whole, instantly resurrecting the debate about whether or not video games can be considered art.
Andrew House, the head of Sony Interactive Entertainment, stepped down to “pursue new challenges,” because apparently having every exclusive game and launching a commercial VR system wasn’t challenging enough.
Everyone’s favorite plumber is going on a road trip to promote the upcoming release of Super Mario Odyssey, so make sure you wear a hat if you live in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, Chicago, or New York. Otherwise, he might seize control of your body, forcing you to be a mere passenger as he does whatever he pleases.
A report surfaced that Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite‘s budget may have been half of Street Fighter V‘s DLC budget, because it’s not like Marvel characters are super popular and deserve a huge budget or anything like that.
Bluehole, Inc. is in talks to bring PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to the PlayStation 4, because Sony literally won’t let Xbox have anything nice (besides Cuphead).
In Other News…
Ubisoft continued to fight off Vivendi‘s advances. Hey, Vivendi: no means no, okay?
Professor Layton is getting a TV series, because the universe decided that at least one good thing had to happen this week.
Someone actually watched enough of a new Simpsons episode to catch a sneaky Zelda reference.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild transcended the postmodern definition of irony after someone modded Shrek, Thomas the Tank Engine, Minecraft guy, and Spongebob Squarepants into the game.
Splatoon 2‘s Splatfest question for European players gave us another, non-orange reason to move to Europe.
Jeff Kaplan apologized for not posting more on the Overwatch forums, proving that you can direct one of the most successful games in recent memory and still have incredibly low self-esteem.
J.Lo and Shaq announced a roster for an Overwatch League team. In related news, Britney Spears, Penny Hardaway, and Weird Al Yankovic are all starting a Rocket League team.
Dark Horse announced the Zelda Encyclopedia, but the publisher promised that it still won’t answer which timeline Breath of the Wild follows.