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, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds lost some players, Red Dead Redemption 2 leaked a ton of predictable new features, and Chinese man made me realize that maybe Wii Sports was on to something.
Here’s a rundown of this week’s top stories and others you may have missed:
This Week’s Top Stories
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds average concurrent player count dropped for the first time since its release, which is apparently what happens when nearly half of a game’s players are banned for cheating.
Evo 2018 snubbed Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite in favor of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle because apparently a game that hasn’t even come out yet still has more players than Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.
E3 2018 tickets have gone on sale, giving the public another opportunity to stand in ridiculously long lines, spread illnesses, and generally get in the way of us playing all the games we need to play in order to do our jobs.
A major Red Dead Redemption 2 leak hit the internet, revealing that the highly anticipated open-world game will feature a battle royale multiplayer mode, a fishing minigame, and an optional first-person perspective. Wait, Rockstar realized they delayed their game until 2018, not 2017, right?
Injustice 2 debuted the gameplay trailer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Rumor has it that the next Fighter Pack will include Captain Planet, all eight members of the Burger King Kids Club, and pogs.
CD Projekt Red showed up on the list of developers attending E3 2018, instantly quadrupling the projected amount of blood and boobs that will appear at this year’s show.
In Other News…
It was revealed that Media Molecule’s upcoming project Dreams will let players build their own PlayStation VR games. Well, if player creations are anything like the levels from the developer’s LittleBigPlanet series, we’re sure things will turn out just fine.
A professional Fortnite player was kicked off his esports team for saying during his Twitch stream that he would encourage people who threatened suicide “to do it.” Man, I’m starting to think that people who like filming themselves doing stupid crap for a living aren’t necessarily good people.
A producer on Dragon Ball FighterZ announced that she’s planning on competing at Evo 2018. In related news, Tom Colicchio announced that he’s signing up as a contestant on the next season of Top Chef.
Metal Gear Solid V‘s nuclear disarmament event triggered and publisher Konami doesn’t even know why, a mystery that would still make a better plot than the one in Metal Gear Survive.
A man in China was taken out of an internet cafe on a stretcher after a 20-hour game session left him unable to feel or use his legs. But we’re sure the ESA is right in its stance that video games aren’t addictive.