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Weekly Wrap: PUBG on Xbox, 10 million Switches, 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, PUBG proved that it looks and runs terribly no matter what platform it’s on, Overwatch continued its crusade to somehow convince its toxic player base to not be itself, and Call of Duty: WWII can now buy a very fancy pair of boots (on the ground).

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

This Week’s Top Stories

Ghost Recon Wildlands introduced Predator to the game for a limited event, because if the Alien franchise showed us anything, it’s that everything is better with Predator.

Nintendo Switch reached its goal of selling 10 million units in one year about three months early, only a few million of which were probably scalped on eBay for five times the retail price.

Overwatch‘s latest update introduced new measures to combat toxicity, which is basically just a dictionary turned to the word “mute.”

Xbox released a Year in Review website where players can go to see just how much of their lives they’re wasting by playing Xbox.

Someone beat Super Mario Odyssey without jumping, which sounds about as fun as playing a pacifist run of Grand Theft Auto.

Call of Duty: WWII topped the November NPD sales charts. In other news, the sun is hot.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds launched for the Xbox One, and to literally no one’s surprise, the game runs about as poorly as it does on PC.

In Other News…

A future MacArthur Genius Grant nominee created a mod for World of Warcraft that transforms the critical hit sound effect into Owen Wilson saying “wow.”

PUBG test servers added camel toe to its female characters, because that’s exactly the kind of feature you want to implement when literally every famous man in the world is committing sexual assault.

A scammer was caught trying to trick publishers into giving him free game codes by lying about owning a coffee shop, because he’s apparently never heard of torrents.

A new The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time speedrunning glitch that lets players roll through two of the temples was discovered, because there’s nothing that makes accomplishments stand out more than cheating to earn them.

A backer is suing Star Citizen developers for a $24,000 refund, because apparently if people spend thousands of dollars, they expect something in return.

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Weekly Wrap: PUBG on Xbox, 10 million Switches, and more!

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

By Michael Goroff | 12/15/2017 04:30 PM PT

News

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, PUBG proved that it looks and runs terribly no matter what platform it’s on, Overwatch continued its crusade to somehow convince its toxic player base to not be itself, and Call of Duty: WWII can now buy a very fancy pair of boots (on the ground).

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

This Week’s Top Stories

Ghost Recon Wildlands introduced Predator to the game for a limited event, because if the Alien franchise showed us anything, it’s that everything is better with Predator.

Nintendo Switch reached its goal of selling 10 million units in one year about three months early, only a few million of which were probably scalped on eBay for five times the retail price.

Overwatch‘s latest update introduced new measures to combat toxicity, which is basically just a dictionary turned to the word “mute.”

Xbox released a Year in Review website where players can go to see just how much of their lives they’re wasting by playing Xbox.

Someone beat Super Mario Odyssey without jumping, which sounds about as fun as playing a pacifist run of Grand Theft Auto.

Call of Duty: WWII topped the November NPD sales charts. In other news, the sun is hot.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds launched for the Xbox One, and to literally no one’s surprise, the game runs about as poorly as it does on PC.

In Other News…

A future MacArthur Genius Grant nominee created a mod for World of Warcraft that transforms the critical hit sound effect into Owen Wilson saying “wow.”

PUBG test servers added camel toe to its female characters, because that’s exactly the kind of feature you want to implement when literally every famous man in the world is committing sexual assault.

A scammer was caught trying to trick publishers into giving him free game codes by lying about owning a coffee shop, because he’s apparently never heard of torrents.

A new The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time speedrunning glitch that lets players roll through two of the temples was discovered, because there’s nothing that makes accomplishments stand out more than cheating to earn them.

A backer is suing Star Citizen developers for a $24,000 refund, because apparently if people spend thousands of dollars, they expect something in return.

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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.