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 new feature.
This Week’s Top Stories
For Honor patched an exploit a few days after one player used it to win a $10,000 tournament sponsored by Ubisoft, proving that all you have to do to get Ubisoft to fix its games is literally steal its money.
Crackdown 3, a former Xbox One X launch title, was delayed until Spring 2018. But don’t worry: Xbox One X will have great launch games that truly show off the new console’s incredible power, like… Super Lucky’s Tale and… Cuphead?
Conversely, Nintendo, whose console is supported almost entirely by exclusive titles, dominated the NPD Group’s July sales list for hardware and software. Weird how that works, right, Xbox?
Even though our country is almost on the brink of another civil war, Pokemon Go fans have created a petition to change how raids work, because it’s important to have your priorities straight.
The hype train is chugging along now that we know when we’ll know when we can pre-order an Xbox One X.
A few months after renaming Battle.net to Blizzard App, Blizzard again boldly re-imagined its online service by changing its name to… Blizzard Battle.net.
In Other News…
Sonic Mania became the highest-rated Sonic game in 15 years after its release this week, proving that even a decent retread of 20-year-old levels can be a winner if the bar is set incredibly low.
H1Z1: Just Survive is dropping the “H1Z1” part of its name and will now be known as Just Survive, because apparently its developers hate brand recognition.
Pornbots are now invading PlayStation Network as well as Xbox Live. If someone tells you you’re cute and lovable online, they’re probably just a robot trying to steal your credit card information.
After basically ruining the game with its last couple of patches, developer tinyBuild is courageously “taking full responsibility” for delaying Hello Neighbor‘s full release for another four months, because duh.
In what is literally the worst sentence I’ve ever had to type, a woman was caught with videos showing her molesting children in a bathroom after she gave her friend access to her Pokemon Go account.
In what is literally the second-worst sentence I’ve ever had to type, Johnny Depp is producing a new TV series based on The Secret World.
Speaking of crappy adaptations, the new It movie is getting an 8-bit tie-in game.
Atari filed a cease-and-desist against Nestle, accusing the chocolate maker of stealing its classic game Breakout for a KitKat promotion. Sadly, Atari isn’t suing Nestle for tips on how to remain relevant. Burn.