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
Mass Effect: Andromeda will now forever be known as the game that was so bad it effectively killed BioWare Montreal after the studio was absorbed by EA Motive.
For Honor announced its plans for a third season and introduced the Highlander and Gladiator DLC characters, which would be awesome if we didn’t stop playing that game six months ago like everyone else.
Psyonix is going to start banning Rocket League players who use strong language during matches. They haven’t said what the 20 forbidden words are, though, meaning you’ll need to use every dirty word you know the next time you play Rocket League to find out for sure.
Rockstar Games is being sued by the Psychic Readers Network over its Grand Theft Auto: Vice City character Auntie Poulet, who PRN claims infringes on the copyright of one of their most well-known characters, Miss Cleo, even though one is Haitian and a gangster, and the other is Jamaican and a fake psychic. We see a counter-suit in PRN’s future.
Overwatch Summer Games is returning August 8th, so now you can buy the event skins you missed the first time with those handy credits, because skins are all that really matter when it comes to making a game fun.
Battlefield 1 Community Test Environment is finally playable on consoles for Premium Pass owners, though its content will still be weeks behind the PC CTE, because DICE still hates most of the game’s 21 million players.
Chucklefish finally revealed some details about Stardew Valley‘s upcoming multiplayer update, which will include the ability to marry other players, giving you even less of a reason to stop playing the game and start living an actual life.
SNES Classic Edition pre-orders (and scalped pre-order tickets) will open later this month.
Madden NFL 18, this year’s lit edition to the most fire football sim of all time, is dropping exclusive bangers from the world’s freshest musicians. We hope radio doesn’t get triggered, rip.
Don’t worry, Nintendo Switch owners: Virtuos is porting a major “AAA title” to your console. Which one, you ask? Um. It’s… a good one!
In Other News…
A mint-condition copy of Super Mario Bros. sold for $30,000 on eBay, making us all wish our childhoods were less fun and more about keeping our games in the original packaging.
Some genius reached a power level of 9,000 by modding Kermit the Frog into Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
On the list of things we want least in the world, the new League of Legends reality show is very nearly at the top, just below a Sean Spicer sex tape.
A modder added Bloodborne weapons and armor to the original Dark Souls, finally answering the question of what it would be like to shoot that bummer of a knight at Firelink Shrine in the face with a blunderbuss.
The Long Dark, a game that’s just now leaving early access, already has a movie adaptation in the works, because Hollywood makes smart decisions.
TwitchPlaysBattlegrounds, a bot whose actions are determined by viewers inputting commands in the chat, won third place in a match, making a bot who constantly is walking back and forth and crouching officially a better PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds player than us.
A new Hitman comic book series was announced, because apparently Agent 47’s past can still be considered “mysterious” even though countless games and movies have already delved into it.
These Japanese commercials for… something are adorable, until you realize those aren’t actual gigantic Pikachu but very sad, sweaty people in heavy, uncomfortable costumes.
Finally, Anthem‘s lead gameplay designer, Corey Gaspur, passed away. No snarky comments here. Just a reminder to be kind to each other and enjoy your life while you can. R.I.P., Corey.