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, Tencent now owns two of the most played games on Steam, EA’s stock plummeted, and Geoff Keighley proved he can be a douche with or without a Doritos sponsorship.
Here’s a rundown of this week’s top stories and others you may have missed:
This Week’s Top Stories
Tencent finally proved that it’s an unstoppable force of mass consumption when it purchased the publishing rights to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and within days announced not one but two mobile versions of the game.
Geoff Keighley, best known for sitting between a table stacked with Doritos and another table stacked with Mountain Dew, revealed that he turned down an offer to dress as Doritos Pope while hosting the upcoming Game Awards.
Someone made a parody of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild where you play as a bike in a late bid for your Game of the Year consideration.
The creators behind Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian revealed they’re working on a new game, so let’s revisit that story in another decade or so.
Bungie was exposed for using a hidden XP scaling system in Destiny 2 to prevent people from leveling up too fast and earning Bright Engrams, proving that developers can be just as evil and money-hungry as their publishers.
Politicians in Belgium and Hawaii announced their intentions to crack down on loot boxes, which is a super important issue in a time when the FCC is destroying net neutrality and a crazy dictator has built a nuclear weapon that can now reach the United States.
The Nintendo Switch was one of the best-selling items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday in any category. If you’re surprised by that news, then you probably have never read this website.
In Other News…
Depending on your point of view, this Super Mario Odyssey player who discovered a glitch that lets you max out the jump-rope counter is either a cheater or humanity’s savior.
In a recent episode of the Pokemon anime, Ash casually lifted a 2,000-pound Pokemon. In a related story, an over-sized rat who shoots electricity out of his cheeks was discovered to be fictional.
This parody of Dark Souls remade in Cuphead‘s style is still somehow better than most games that actually exist.
Fox announced that the X-Files is getting a mobile game to promote its upcoming season and, if it’s anything like the show after season five, you should avoid it like the plague.
A mom stood up to Epic Games when the publisher tried to sue her 14-year-old son for cheating in Fortnite: Battle Royale. The next day, Epic gave the teenager a wedgie at school for running to his mommy.
PlayStation had its best Black Friday ever in terms of console sales, and all it took was insane discounts.