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The good, the bad and the ugly of the week – 28 June 2019

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I’d write something funny here, but I have a drug test tomorrow and I need to study for it.

Best story

Sure, the headline was a bungle, but seeing at least one part of the American games industry realising that working their employees into a crunch-coma was probably not good for their reputation, made for some good reading from the Fortnite HQ. There are a dozen tales at any given time of the hellish environment that American developers are forced to craft games inside of, so hearing one of these stories is always…refreshing.

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Worst story

In news that should surprise absolutely nobody, Twitch has proven that if you’re rich and able to make them money, then the rules don’t apply to you as Dr Disrespect has been allowed to stream on that platform a mere two weeks after he was thrown out of E3 for IRL livestreaming in the Los Angeles Convention Center toilets. Well, that was a mouthful of a sentence, wasn’t it?

In other more topical news, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is an absolute treasure to play…provided that you didn’t pay for a Nintendo Switch version where the game runs like loose goose-poop from nature’s greatest jerk.

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WTF story

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A threat unlike any other that the world has faced! Forget the looming danger of climate change, the rise of hate mobs and a third world war, because the real danger lies in…more expensive video game consoles! Yup, with bufoonish president Donald Trump attempting to fight back against our Chinese overlords with the flimsiest excuses possible, it looks very likely that console prices are going to be slapped with some hefty new tarriffs in the looming trade war.

Clearly, the time to unite is now, something which Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft have done as they’ve begun pleading with the president of the not so United States to calm his wig, take a chill pill and realise just how damaging his anti-China stance could be not just for gamers but everyone. Hopefully, the letter they sent him also took time to tell him just how big his hands are. The best hands ever, the most burly and biggest hands that a president could ever have.

Header image of the week

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I’m not asking for too much am I? All I want is for people to recognise that I’ve referenced an old Steven Seagal movie in my headline, look at my header and spot the former action star who now resembles a piece of clay with a bad beard, hiding in the background.

Comment of the week

Not so much a comment but a quick meme, because Admiral Chief Umbra’s timing was simply purrfect on this one. Seriously, it just makes me giggle with delight:

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Last Updated: June 28, 2019

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