Mandatory Gaming Fails of the Week 5/24/2019

It’s finally Friday, which means it’s time for your Mandatory Gaming Fails of the Week round-up. This is where we compile all of the big video game fails that happened over the last seven days, and give them the spotlight that they deserve (but probably don’t want). If you find yourself wanting more content like this, be sure to visit But now, let’s jump into those fails!

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Sonic movie delayed until 2020

To make the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie “just right,” director Jeff Fowler has tweeted that the film has been delayed until 2020. The new target release date is February 14, 2020.

Nintendo loot boxes cause Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem removal in Belgium

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes have been removed from Belgium. These Nintendo mobile games are no longer available for purchase, due to the way that both titles implement microtransactions through loot boxes.

Epic Store users are being blocked for too many purchases, and here’s why

Make too many purchases on the Epic Games Store and you could be blocked, some users have found. Twitch streamer Patrick Boivin says that he bought five games during the recent sale, which was apparently enough to trigger the lockdown.

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Huawei Android license removed by Google in a devastating blow

Following an Executive Order issued by President Trump, Huawei has had its access to Android removed. The Chinese technology manufacturer’s ban stems from allegations that it undermines “US national security or foreign policy interests.”

Tfue sues Faze Clan over alleged ‘oppressive contract’

Turney Tenny, also know as the streamer “Tfue,” is suing his gaming organization Faze Clan for allegedly illegal contract terms. Turney’s attorney has described the contract as “grossly oppressive.” Previously, the Fortnite streaming sensation had tried to leave the clan, but his termination was rejected with the claim that he was still under contract.