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Weekly Wrap: Nintendo loses it, Bungie apologizes (again), and more!


 

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 Nintendo relapsed in its addiction to making insane peripherals, Bungie had to apologize for making a bad game, and a bunch of people actually got arrested for trolling.

Here’s a rundown of this week’s top stories and others you may have missed:

This Week’s Top Stories

Nintendo revealed Nintendo Labo, which, judging by the response online, we’re assuming is Japanese for “little baby toys meant for babies.”

Overwatch League drew 10 million viewers in its first week. Yep, I’m sure the NFL is quaking in its cleats right about now.

China, a country usually known for upholding civil liberties, shockingly arrested 120 people who were making or selling cheats for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

It’s another week, so of course Bungie had to apologize for making a stupid decision about Destiny 2‘s loot.

God of War‘s director revealed that they floated the idea of having Kratos fight Christian icons, which would have been a really solid design choice for a time when people are getting mad about the fact that you kill Nazis in Wolfenstein II.

In Other News…

Faith in humanity was restored this week when someone had a seizure while using VR Chat and only one person tea-bagged him while it was happening.

A man in Canada who spammed thousands of Twitch stream chats is now facing criminal charges because apparently it’s illegal there to post “death to all Jews” hundreds of times. Who knew?

GameStop somehow saw an increase in sales in 2017 and not even from used game sales. Analysts attribute this to everyone forgetting they can just download games from the internet.

Twitch realized it wasn’t streaming enough truly annoying content so it signed contracts with professional loudmouths JackSepticEye and Markiplier.

A guy who professionally plays Overwatch, i.e. a game that’s all about accepting people from different backgrounds and of different sexual orientations, was suspended for telling a gay player on a rival team to “suck a fat cock” because he “would like it.”

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Weekly Wrap: Nintendo loses it, Bungie apologizes (again), and more!

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

By Michael Goroff | 01/19/2018 05:00 PM PT

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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 Nintendo relapsed in its addiction to making insane peripherals, Bungie had to apologize for making a bad game, and a bunch of people actually got arrested for trolling.

Here’s a rundown of this week’s top stories and others you may have missed:

This Week’s Top Stories

Nintendo revealed Nintendo Labo, which, judging by the response online, we’re assuming is Japanese for “little baby toys meant for babies.”

Overwatch League drew 10 million viewers in its first week. Yep, I’m sure the NFL is quaking in its cleats right about now.

China, a country usually known for upholding civil liberties, shockingly arrested 120 people who were making or selling cheats for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

It’s another week, so of course Bungie had to apologize for making a stupid decision about Destiny 2‘s loot.

God of War‘s director revealed that they floated the idea of having Kratos fight Christian icons, which would have been a really solid design choice for a time when people are getting mad about the fact that you kill Nazis in Wolfenstein II.

In Other News…

Faith in humanity was restored this week when someone had a seizure while using VR Chat and only one person tea-bagged him while it was happening.

A man in Canada who spammed thousands of Twitch stream chats is now facing criminal charges because apparently it’s illegal there to post “death to all Jews” hundreds of times. Who knew?

GameStop somehow saw an increase in sales in 2017 and not even from used game sales. Analysts attribute this to everyone forgetting they can just download games from the internet.

Twitch realized it wasn’t streaming enough truly annoying content so it signed contracts with professional loudmouths JackSepticEye and Markiplier.

A guy who professionally plays Overwatch, i.e. a game that’s all about accepting people from different backgrounds and of different sexual orientations, was suspended for telling a gay player on a rival team to “suck a fat cock” because he “would like it.”

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About Michael Goroff

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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.