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, Ubisoft’s AI went rogue, Twin Galaxies threw the barrel at Billy Mitchell, and a PUBG fan released the most polite ransomware ever.
Here’s a rundown of this week’s top stories and others you may have missed:
This Week’s Top Stories
Ubisoft’s AI Sam recently revealed that Watch Dogs 3 is development, marking the publisher’s trend of poetic leaks after it accidentally set a bear on fire and hit it with a truck to reveal Far Cry 5.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon introduced the 807th Pokémon by adding a new legendary to the game. Pokémon literally now has more Pokémon than its target player base of five-year-olds can count.
Fortnite was offline for almost a full day when one of its databases experienced a critical error. With all that free time, Fortnite players cured cancer, secured world peace, and discovered a renewable energy resource. Nah, just kidding. They basically just complained about Fortnite on Twitter.”
Video game record keepers Twin Galaxies wiped all of King of Kong star Billy Mitchell‘s high scores and banished him from the organization after it was discovered that his achievements were earned illicitly. This is the second saddest thing to happen to Billy Mitchell this week, the first being that moment when he took a long, hard look at his life.
Square Enix patched its terrible PC port of Chrono Trigger, fixing some major graphical issues. It’s good to see that one of the world’s biggest game publishers still has the talent and resources to fix a game that it originally released over 20 years ago.
Bungie revealed Destiny 2‘s second expansion, shocking the world with the reminder that people still play Destiny 2.
Ransomware forced affected users to play 30 minutes of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. In a related story, employees at Radical Heights developer Boss Key were spotted googling “how do you make ransomware.”
In Other News…
THQ Nordic announced that it will be skipping E3 2018 since it overlaps with the first day of this year’s World Cup. The Entertainment Software Association responded by saying, “Wait, who’s THQ Nordic?”
The Federal Trade Commission sent warning letters to companies like Sony and Nintendo stating that basing warranty coverage conditions on the use of specified parts or services was illegal. The jury’s still out on those “do not remove” tags on sofas, however.
Twitch subscribers began unfollowing popular streamer Summit1G after he freaked out on fans who criticized him for playing Fortnite with YouTube pariah Jake Paul, marking the second career that Jake Paul has killed after his own.
A Norwegian political thriller used DayZ as a major plot element throughout its second season. The American remake, which is supposed to be better if not a little derivative, will allegedly use PUBG in its main storyline.
A hacker created a way to backup save files on the Nintendo Switch after just two weeks of work. Still, how can you expect Nintendo to implement such a necessary, industry-standard feature when it’s busy making cardboard boxes?