Mandatory Gaming Fails of the Week 3/8/2019

It’s finally the end of another crazy week, which absolutely means it’s time for your Mandatory Gaming Fails of the Week round-up. This is where we pull together all of the major video game fails that occurred over the last seven days, and give them the spotlight that they deserve (but probably don’t want). If you find yourself needing more content like this, be sure to visit For now, let’s dive on into the fails!

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Valve allows ‘Rape Day’ onto Steam, a game about sexually assaulting women

During 2018, Valve made the decision to allow all games, so long as they aren’t illegal, to appear on the Steam Store. Earlier this week, a new game called “Rape Day” was discovered on the store. As you can probably guess from the title, the game is about sexually assaulting women.

Nintendo Labo VR could cause nausea due to low frame rate

While the Nintendo Labo VR may seem impressive, in that it brings virtual reality to the Nintendo Switch, the hardware behind it may cause nausea. With an image outputted at 720p and at 60 FPS, it is likely that the movement won’t be fluid enough to maintain a comfortable experience.

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Death Stranding is behind schedule, says Hideo Kojima

Hideo Kojima has revealed that Death Stranding is “slightly” behind schedule. The title is apparently not yet in the “adjustment stage,” though it is “assembled.” Those hoping to see the game launching sooner, rather than later, will be disappointed to read this news. On the bright side, Kojima has said that he refuses to be beholden to a hurried release date that would compromise the quality of the game.

Your Epic Games Store email doesn’t require verification

It appears that users signing up to the Epic Games Store do not have to confirm their email address through a verification link. There have been reports of players finding that their usernames have already been used, either when they are trying to sign up to the service, or through reset emails.

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Some Anthem PS4 players consoles have been shutting down because of the game

There have been several reports from Anthem PS4 players of their systems turning off while playing the game. An error, sometimes during matchmaking, causing the game to close and the PS4 to turn off. Sony is reportedly giving refunds to users who encounter this issue.