Hi and welcome to our new Gamegrrls weekly video game news roundup! This week is a big one, with the release of the highly anticipated sequel game Red Dead Redemption 2. The story of Arthur Dutch, a member of the Van der Linde gang, has been getting a ton of buzz and the reviews have been largely positive. The Rockstar game is out for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and features a pretty crazy level of detail. This is the third game in the series and the sequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption. Of course, we want to know if you picked the game up (or dealt with the reportedly bonkers load time if you got it digitally). Send us your thoughts below!
In other video game news this week, we have a little esports for you. The Classic Tetris World Championship happened last weekend. Seven-time world champion Jonas Neubauer was taken down by a 16-year-old kid named Joseph Saelee. Tetris came out back in 1989, and the championship has been happening since 2010. The tournament streamed live on Twitch. If you’re not watching esports, you may be surprised to learn that people are still playing Tetris, but if you’ve ever tried to fit a bunch of frozen dinners of different shapes into your tiny freezer, you know how useful this game is in real life situations.
Got a little extra cash lying around your house? How about $8,000? Go ahead and check under the couch cushions. We’ll wait. Got it? Well, you have just enough for the new Ultra Limited Edition deal for Devil May Cry 5. There are three types and the most expensive one is now yours with your couch change and dried Cheeto. (Maybe just save that last part for yourself.) The Capcom Japan bundle is giving you a replica coat from Dante, Nero or V. Dante’s is the most expensive. Aren’t you fancy?
This week we also got a new trailer for the upcoming game Spyro Reignited Trilogy, which brings together Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. All the games are together in one place and will be available for sheep-blasting on November 13.
You may have seen the hashtag #WontBeErased, which is out there to support trans people who might be about to lose their federal official rights. In disgusting poor taste, GOG, which is CD Projekt Red’s online store, decided that, instead of being supportive of basic human rights, they’d make a joke. The tweet was deleted, but it said, “Classic PC games #WontBeErased on our watch. Yeah, how’s that for some use of hashtags.” They issued an apology, but this is hardly the first time GOG’s tweets have been offensive. Yes, there is always an apology, but how about we don’t tweet the offensive stuff in the first place?
In much better news, this week Fortnite Twitch streamer Pokimane did a live-stream with no makeup on. The horror, right? She did it to show that there are unrealistic expectations on women. She got the very expected online abuse, but she also got a ton of support and a number of other streamers did the same thing to get her message out there. “I think it’s good to not be promoting, ‘oh I just look like this naturally.’ Because girls just don’t, okay? When you have makeup on, you look like you have makeup on,” she said in the stream. There was a thing a few years ago when lots of people didn’t bother with makeup on Instagram. Hey, you know, we don’t wake up with lipstick on, despite what TV would have you believe. Also, people don’t wake up with minty fresh breath and then smooch. Shut up, TV. You’re a liar.
Pokémon Go fans! There is some evolution news this week. The tiny Pokémon Meltan can evolve into Melmetal. The official Pokemon YouTube channel has released a video showing Willow and the Professor discovering the evolution. You’re going to need 400 Meltan candies though. The video tells us, “The secret behind Meltan and MelMetal has been solved by two brilliant professors. Perhaps he day is near when Meltan will pay you a visit, too…”
So, what is the biggest story you read this week? Are you playing Red Dead Redemption 2? Are you still playing Pokémon Go? Let us know in the comments.