Mandatory Gaming Fails of the Week 6/14/2019

It’s now finally Friday, which means it’s time for your Mandatory Gaming Fails of the Week round-up. This is where we bring together 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 Mandatory.com. But now, let’s dive into those fails!

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Fortnite nearly canceled by Epic Games, claims ex-producer

Rod Fergusson, the studio head of The Coalition and ex-Epic Games director of production, said that he would have canceled Fortnite if he had remained at Epic. Luckily, for Fortnite fans, Fergusson left before the game began development.

Why E3 2019 has suffered from a worrying lack of gameplay trailers

GameRevolution’s Paul Tamburro gave his opinion on E3 2019’s lack of gameplay trailers. Instead of letting the games do the talking, publishers instead presented the audience with carefully edited cinematic trailers, or no trailers at all.

Apex Legends Titans update isn’t happening, devs are ‘no longer considering it’

Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that it is “no longer considering” adding Titans to the free-to-play battle royale title. This will be sad news to hear for any Titanfall fans.

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EA disappoints at E3 2019 with few big reveals aside from Star Wars

GameRevolution’s Paul Tamburro also dedicated a piece to the EA Play event, explaining why the show was a bit of a disappointment. The one highlight was Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order.

Gears 5 panel gets awkward after fan asks what Kait’s sexual preference is

Gears 5 panel turned super awkward when a fan asked a reasonable question about Kait’s sexual preference. John DiMaggio, the actor who players Marcus Fenix in the Gears of War series, responded with “Is that your business, motherf***er?”, before adding: “Maybe she’s a switch-hitter, who gives a f***?” a slang term meaning bisexual.”

Anthem had a depressing mention during EA Play

With Anthem having launched just over four months ago, you might expect the game to have had a prominent place in the EA Play presentation lineup. But no, it was instead given a depressing two-minute segment.