Welcome to EGM’s Weekly Wrap. Each Friday, we round 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, President Trump said something stupid, Metal Gear Survive blue-balled its players, and Dark Horse forced us to be literate.
Here’s a rundown of this week’s top stories and others you may have missed:
This Week’s Top Stories
President Trump blamed real-world violence on video games, saying that “more and more people [are saying that] the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts.” What’s weird is that hearing Trump say that makes me feel more violent than playing games ever has.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won Game of the Year at the 21st D.I.C.E. Awards, because if Breath of the Wild doesn’t win a major award every few months or so, Eiji Aonuma will kill an employee at Nintendo.
The System Shock remake was delayed and the development team at Nightdive Studios has been put on hiatus because the budget got too big and the game veered too far away from its original vision. Hey, Nightdive, if you need to get rid of some of that money, I know a broke video game journalist who would be more than happy to take it off your hands.
It was discovered that Metal Gear Survive‘s terms of service forbid players from using the game to form romantic relationships. I guess that means love really can’t bloom on a battlefield.
Paramount Pictures announced that the Sonic movie will come to theaters on November 15th, 2019. The good news is that the world will probably end before then so we won’t have to see it.
In Other News…
Rovio, the developer and publisher behind Angry Birds, dropped to half its market value after sharing its 2018 profit projections because apparently video game makers need to keep making video games to make money.
Dark Horse is publishing the only book I will probably read within the next decade: the Super Mario Encyclopedia.
Nearly all puppies in Overwatch League’s Puppy Rumble were adopted after the event. It just goes to show that all you need to do to find love and acceptance is do something stupid on a live broadcast. Oh, and be a puppy.
The Nintendo 64 port of 40 Winks has been funded on Kickstarter, officially making the Nintendo 64 a more relevant gaming console than the Wii U.
A streamer who was banned from Twitch for promoting a gambling site without revealing that he was actually one of its owners is now suing Twitch for damages, most likely because he’s running out of money. Who would have thought that the CS:GO weapon skins gambling industry wouldn’t be a fiscally responsible and stable investment?