Mandatory Gaming Fails of the Week 7/5/2019

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

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GTA6 leak is most likely a fake

A too-good-to-be-true list of “leaked” Grand Theft Auto 6 features was posted to Reddit. The person who posted the supposed leaks claimed that the game would be set in both Vice City and a new area based on Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. Reputable industry insider, Jason Schreier, was quick to call the leak “fake.”

Smash Ultimate community bullies 15-year-old player into nearly retiring

After defeating top Smash Bros player Ally, 15-year-old Bocchi accused the game’s community of bullying her. She stated that, due to the negative attention that she was receiving, she was considering withdrawing from the community and no longer streaming.

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Steam 502 bad gateway error takes servers down

The Steam Summer Sale proved too hot for even Valve to handle, with a 502 error appearing for users. This led to downtime of 30 minutes, which can feel like a lifetime for those looking to splurge.

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G2A petition demands that key reseller removes indie games from its store

No More Robots’ Mike Rose has created a petition to try and get indie games removed from G2A, a controversial key reseller. At the time of writing, the petition has 840 signatures.

Instagram cosplay model Belle Delphine sells ‘Gamer Girl Bath Water’ for $30 a jar

Instagram cosplayer Belle Delphine has launched a new product… and it’s a bit unusual. Passionate fans can now order some of Belle’s bath water. Named “Gamer Girl Bath Water,” the product is selling for $30 per jar.