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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. 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

Overwatch is finally adding team deathmatch and free-for-all deathmatch to its multiplayer options, because it was sick of Widowmaker players being entirely useless.

After recuperating for a good six months, Rainbow Six Siege is now healthy enough to add its next set of Operators, with a note from its doctors of course.

It’s a blast from the past, not only because the Nintendo World Championships are returning, but also because the qualifying matches are being held at participating Best Buys, which we totally forgot existed since, you know, the internet.

Friday the 13th announced it’s removing team-killing, finally stripping the game of the last thing that actually worked.

It turns out that the permadeath mechanic in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was in fact a bluff from the developers that was intended to operate as a thematic symbol of psychosis, instead of introducing, you know, like, what would have been a cool game mechanic or whatever.

Xbox One debuted its Spotify app. In an official announcement, Microsoft addressed a specific comment to Sony: “Nyah-nyah-nyah!”

Starfire has joined Injustice 2‘s roster, and we swear this has nothing to do with why “can you legally marry a video game character based on a comic book character” is in our Google search history.

Horizon Zero Dawn‘s DLC, The Frozen Wilds, got a November 7th release date, giving us just enough time to complete our NG+ before our completionist natures drive us insane again.

In Other News…

A dad substituted on his son’s Rocket League team during a nationally televised match. I mean, they got totally destroyed, but it’s still a cute story or whatever.

Titanfall launched a mobile RTS game this week. Hopefully, for Titanfall Assault‘s sake, EA isn’t going to surprise us by revealing a Battlefield RTS a week later.

North Korea is launching… a FIFA soccer game! You thought we were going to say nukes, didn’t you? What’s that? They might be launching nukes, too? Well, that’s fun.

An art student printed online comments arguing about the sexuality of Metal Gear Solid characters onto a T-shirt. Like most art, we don’t get it.

Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, known to legal authorities as Larry Hryb, slipped further into nerdy dad territory by enthusiastically tweeting a photo of a bee.

Cosmetic skirts from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are selling online for almost $500, which is more money than most actual skirts cost.

Mobile game Severed got a surprise Nintendo Switch release, bringing us one step closer to the glorious day when we’ll finally be able to play Candy Crush on home consoles.

Somehow this fan-made Pokémon MMO hasn’t been taken down by Nintendo yet, so writing about it again probably won’t hurt it, right?

Arms added a new training mode, except you’re still going to get stomped by a five-year-old playing as Min Min, so why even bother?

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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: new Overwatch modes, a North Korean launch, and more!

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

By Michael Goroff | 08/11/2017 04:00 PM PT

Features

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

Overwatch is finally adding team deathmatch and free-for-all deathmatch to its multiplayer options, because it was sick of Widowmaker players being entirely useless.

After recuperating for a good six months, Rainbow Six Siege is now healthy enough to add its next set of Operators, with a note from its doctors of course.

It’s a blast from the past, not only because the Nintendo World Championships are returning, but also because the qualifying matches are being held at participating Best Buys, which we totally forgot existed since, you know, the internet.

Friday the 13th announced it’s removing team-killing, finally stripping the game of the last thing that actually worked.

It turns out that the permadeath mechanic in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was in fact a bluff from the developers that was intended to operate as a thematic symbol of psychosis, instead of introducing, you know, like, what would have been a cool game mechanic or whatever.

Xbox One debuted its Spotify app. In an official announcement, Microsoft addressed a specific comment to Sony: “Nyah-nyah-nyah!”

Starfire has joined Injustice 2‘s roster, and we swear this has nothing to do with why “can you legally marry a video game character based on a comic book character” is in our Google search history.

Horizon Zero Dawn‘s DLC, The Frozen Wilds, got a November 7th release date, giving us just enough time to complete our NG+ before our completionist natures drive us insane again.

In Other News…

A dad substituted on his son’s Rocket League team during a nationally televised match. I mean, they got totally destroyed, but it’s still a cute story or whatever.

Titanfall launched a mobile RTS game this week. Hopefully, for Titanfall Assault‘s sake, EA isn’t going to surprise us by revealing a Battlefield RTS a week later.

North Korea is launching… a FIFA soccer game! You thought we were going to say nukes, didn’t you? What’s that? They might be launching nukes, too? Well, that’s fun.

An art student printed online comments arguing about the sexuality of Metal Gear Solid characters onto a T-shirt. Like most art, we don’t get it.

Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, known to legal authorities as Larry Hryb, slipped further into nerdy dad territory by enthusiastically tweeting a photo of a bee.

Cosmetic skirts from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are selling online for almost $500, which is more money than most actual skirts cost.

Mobile game Severed got a surprise Nintendo Switch release, bringing us one step closer to the glorious day when we’ll finally be able to play Candy Crush on home consoles.

Somehow this fan-made Pokémon MMO hasn’t been taken down by Nintendo yet, so writing about it again probably won’t hurt it, right?

Arms added a new training mode, except you’re still going to get stomped by a five-year-old playing as Min Min, so why even bother?

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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.