The biggest PC gaming stories of the week

No Man's Sky
(Image credit: Hello Games)

This week had a bit of everything: PR disasters, accusations, a crashy-but-exciting No Man's Sky update, a microstransaction controversy, and another large Geralt. It's all of 2019 so far in a nutshell. Here's what happened:

Subnautica dev to G2A: 'You now owe us $300,000'

Key reselling marketplace G2A recently challenged developers to prove they were the victims of credit card chargebacks, offering to pay out 10 times what they lost if stolen keys were truly sold via G2A. Subnautica developer Unknown Worlds took them up on the offer, saying that $30,000 worth of keys for Natural Selection 2 were moved through G2A in 2013. In response, G2A claimed that it wasn't operating in 2013, but archives of the site indicate otherwise. Even so, the developer, Charlie Cleveland, later told Kotaku that G2A appears to be right in this case—though he's no less opposed to the company.

Ninja 'disgusted' after Twitch accidentally promotes porn stream on his dormant channel

After Ninja suddenly departed Twitch for Mixer—for a good deal of money, surely—Twitch put his dormant page to use, promoting other top channels to anyone who dropped by. And if anyone dropped by at a certain point on Sunday, they would've seen that one of the promoted channels was streaming porn. Twitch apologized for the incident and has reverted Ninja's channel, which still has over 14 million followers, back to its dormant state.

• No Man's Sky inventory slot capacity gets a slight bump from 250 to, uh... 10,000

The big No Man's Sky Beyond update hit this week, and the changes detailed in the article linked above are exciting. What been less exciting are the bugs and crashes, which developer Hello Games has been working on. Assuming it's working for you, here's a guide to riding creatures.

(Image credit: Hello Games)

Apex Legends solos mode goes live along with expensive new skins and a new currency

Solo mode is here! And also, an absurdly expensive item. Well, that's not as exciting. The reaction wasn't great, and Respawn is making some changes as a result.

A new Telling Lies trailer tells the true release date

And that release date is August 23. A lot of us loved Her Story, so we're excited for Sam Barlow's much bigger attempt at investigative narrative.

The Borderlands YouTuber being investigated by 2K no longer has a channel

Copyright strikes have taken down SupMatto's YouTube channel after he was investigated by 2K—which went so far as to send investigators to his house—for Borderlands 3 leaks. Lots of things leak about in-development games, and we're still looking for answers as to why 2K decided to pursue this case so aggressively.

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Around the office

I had the opportunity to play Borderlands 3 last week, and you can see my thoughts and gameplay video here. The short of it: It's fun, and isn't fundamentally different from any of the other main Borderlands games. Also, Ice-T is in it.

While I was worrying about all that, Chris was trying to impress alien Gordon Ramsay in No Man's Sky, as well as taming and riding animals—quite majestically, as you can see below.

Lauren discovered a mod which replaces Geralt's face with Henry Cavill's likeness in The Witcher 3, and as a result we also discovered one of our new favorite Witcher 3 images:

(Image credit: Adnan)


Finally, James can't get a certain Final Fantasy 14 song out of his head, and has chosen to infect the rest of us with the tune rather than letting us live in peace. Thanks, James.

Have a great weekend, and clean your monitor if you haven't recently.

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Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.