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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.

This Week’s Top Stories

Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw departed from BioWare to spend more time playing games on Twitch. We guess developing AAA titles still pays less than playing those AAA titles.

EA addressed concerns about Star Wars Battlefront II‘s pay-to-win system by completely ignoring all the concerns about Battlefront II‘s pay-to-win system.

DICE finally added a server browser for Operation matches in Battlefield 1 but removed 40-player Operations, because it doesn’t want its player-base to become too spoiled apparently.

Ten million people have apparently played one round of Fortnite: Battle Royale before going back to playing Battlegrounds.

Super Mario Odyssey became only the 20th game to earn a perfect review score from Edge. To be fair, Edge also gave The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword a perfect score, so we’ll reserve judgment on Odyssey until we can play it ourselves.

Respawn Entertainment is hoping to give everyone PTSD with its recently announced Oculus-exclusive VR shooter.

Desert Bus is coming to PlayStation VR, because apparently there is a god.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds continues to shame every other game that isn’t a mod of another game by reaching 2 million concurrent players and selling over 15 million copies.

WWE 2K18 has single-handedly caused humanity to jump the shark by adding Colonel Sanders as a playable wrestler.

A massive Call of Duty: WWII leak forced the developer to reveal new information, even though everyone already knew everything because the leak.

An internship listing either hinted at a new Overwatch property or hinted at the fact that the characters will be getting about another billion new costumes.

OpenCritic announced that it foolishly believes that can fight against the ultimate forces of pure evil by taking a stand against loot boxes.

In Other News…

Swery apparently still thinks that a cat-and-dog murder simulator will be the next big hit because he’s taking The Good Life to Kickstarter after its crowdfunding campaign failed to meet its goals on Fig.

U.S. army soldier went above and beyond the call of duty and became a true American hero after turning his Nintendo Switch into a tiny arcade cabinet.

Some players are already speed-running Super Mario Odyssey at demo kiosks in department stores, because some people need better hobbies.

Hulu is proving that literally any show can get greenlit by developing four esport-related TV series.

CD Projekt Red turned Geralt’s strange slope-sliding mechanic into a snowboarding mini-game during The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s development. Let that be a lesson, kids: If you can’t fix something, just turn it into a joke.

A speed-runner shamed everyone who’s played Cuphead by beating it with Dance Dance Revolution pads.

A Riot employee who called a notorious League of Legends troll a “terrorist” and wished him death via cancer on Discord just checked himself into rehab, since apparently having a reasonable reaction to League of Legends trolls is the same thing as hitting rock bottom.

A truly insane person beat Spider-Man 2 without web-slinging. His next feat will be to beat Super Mario Bros. without jumping.

Chinese players continued their latest review-bombing spree, this time because Kerbal Space Program used the wrong pronoun or something.

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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.

Weekly Wrap: Finger-lickin’ butt-kickin’, Riot to rehab, and more!

Your guide to the biggest gaming news stories of the week, along with the ones you might have missed.

By Michael Goroff | 10/13/2017 05:00 PM PT

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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.

This Week’s Top Stories

Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw departed from BioWare to spend more time playing games on Twitch. We guess developing AAA titles still pays less than playing those AAA titles.

EA addressed concerns about Star Wars Battlefront II‘s pay-to-win system by completely ignoring all the concerns about Battlefront II‘s pay-to-win system.

DICE finally added a server browser for Operation matches in Battlefield 1 but removed 40-player Operations, because it doesn’t want its player-base to become too spoiled apparently.

Ten million people have apparently played one round of Fortnite: Battle Royale before going back to playing Battlegrounds.

Super Mario Odyssey became only the 20th game to earn a perfect review score from Edge. To be fair, Edge also gave The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword a perfect score, so we’ll reserve judgment on Odyssey until we can play it ourselves.

Respawn Entertainment is hoping to give everyone PTSD with its recently announced Oculus-exclusive VR shooter.

Desert Bus is coming to PlayStation VR, because apparently there is a god.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds continues to shame every other game that isn’t a mod of another game by reaching 2 million concurrent players and selling over 15 million copies.

WWE 2K18 has single-handedly caused humanity to jump the shark by adding Colonel Sanders as a playable wrestler.

A massive Call of Duty: WWII leak forced the developer to reveal new information, even though everyone already knew everything because the leak.

An internship listing either hinted at a new Overwatch property or hinted at the fact that the characters will be getting about another billion new costumes.

OpenCritic announced that it foolishly believes that can fight against the ultimate forces of pure evil by taking a stand against loot boxes.

In Other News…

Swery apparently still thinks that a cat-and-dog murder simulator will be the next big hit because he’s taking The Good Life to Kickstarter after its crowdfunding campaign failed to meet its goals on Fig.

U.S. army soldier went above and beyond the call of duty and became a true American hero after turning his Nintendo Switch into a tiny arcade cabinet.

Some players are already speed-running Super Mario Odyssey at demo kiosks in department stores, because some people need better hobbies.

Hulu is proving that literally any show can get greenlit by developing four esport-related TV series.

CD Projekt Red turned Geralt’s strange slope-sliding mechanic into a snowboarding mini-game during The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s development. Let that be a lesson, kids: If you can’t fix something, just turn it into a joke.

A speed-runner shamed everyone who’s played Cuphead by beating it with Dance Dance Revolution pads.

A Riot employee who called a notorious League of Legends troll a “terrorist” and wished him death via cancer on Discord just checked himself into rehab, since apparently having a reasonable reaction to League of Legends trolls is the same thing as hitting rock bottom.

A truly insane person beat Spider-Man 2 without web-slinging. His next feat will be to beat Super Mario Bros. without jumping.

Chinese players continued their latest review-bombing spree, this time because Kerbal Space Program used the wrong pronoun or something.

Read More


About Michael Goroff

view all posts

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.