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Korean Overwatch League Player Shares His Experience With Anti-Asian Racism In America
Korean Overwatch League Player Shares His Experience With Anti-Asian Racism In America
As opening day for the fourth season of the Overwatch League looms, Korean players on North American teams are dealing with the precipitous rise in anti-Asian racism.
What Are You Playing This Weekend?
What Are You Playing This Weekend?
The weekend is for playing a 20-year-old action RPG classic with a substantial glow-up.
Hearthstone Esports Suspends Player Following Abuse Allegations
Hearthstone Esports Suspends Player Following Abuse Allegations
Hearthstone Esports announced today that it has suspended one of the game’s Grandmaster tournament players, Paul “Zalae” Nemeth, following allegations of domestic abuse.
Top Female Streamer Becomes Part-Owner Of Massive Esports Organization 100 Thieves
Top Female Streamer Becomes Part-Owner Of Massive Esports Organization 100 Thieves
The past year has not been kind to, uh, basically anybody, but Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofstetter is one the (generally wealthy) exceptions that proves the rule.
That Final Fantasy XIV Hairstyle You Like Is Going To Come Back In Style
That Final Fantasy XIV Hairstyle You Like Is Going To Come Back In Style
A popular Final Fantasy XIV hairstyle that hasn’t been available in-game for years is going to make a permanent comeback, Square Enix announced this morning. Read more...
Clap Hanz’ First Non-PlayStation Golf Game Is My New Happy Place
Clap Hanz’ First Non-PlayStation Golf Game Is My New Happy Place
Japanese developer Clap Hanz has been making colorful cartoon golf games for PlayStation consoles since 1999’s Hot Shots Golf 2.
Crysis Remastered Now Even More Remastered
Crysis Remastered Now Even More Remastered
Just when you thought classic shooter Crysis was as remastered as it was going to get, Crytek announces a new free update that fixes a whole slew of bugs while adding new graphics modes for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 consoles.
How To Skip Monster Hunter Rise’s Pesky ‘Quest Complete’ Cutscenes
How To Skip Monster Hunter Rise’s Pesky ‘Quest Complete’ Cutscenes
Once you get comfortable with the basics of Monster Hunter Rise, the real game of grinding out rare materials for high-level equipment can finally begin.
You Might Be Able To Play Diablo II: Resurrected This Weekend
You Might Be Able To Play Diablo II: Resurrected This Weekend
If you haven’t signed up for a chance to play Diablo II: Resurrected early, you should get on that: Blizzard just announced plans to hold a private alpha test on PC over the weekend. Read more...
It's Official: E3 Returns As An All-Digital, All-Free Event June 12
It's Official: E3 Returns As An All-Digital, All-Free Event June 12
Following the cancelation of 2020's event due to covid-19, and much rumor and speculation regarding this year’s iteration of what was once the most important video game trade show in the world, the Entertainment Software Association today announces E3 2021, a free all-digital event running June 12 through 15.
Classic Half-Life 2 Mod Neotokyo Gets A Singleplayer Spinoff
Classic Half-Life 2 Mod Neotokyo Gets A Singleplayer Spinoff
Neotokyo is an absolute PC gaming classic, a (somehow) free mod for Half-Life 2 that remains one of the prettiest and coolest multiplayer shooters on the planet.
The Best Free-to-Play Games for the Xbox Series X/S
The Best Free-to-Play Games for the Xbox Series X/S
The latest Xbox Insider program update nixes the Xbox Live Gold requirement for free-to-play (F2P) Xbox games for users in the Xbox Insider Alpha & Alpha Skip Ahead rings. The
Apex Legends Will Get ‘A Ton Of Titanfall’ Next Season
Apex Legends Will Get ‘A Ton Of Titanfall’ Next Season
Since Apex Legends launched in February 2019, players have been wanting more crossover content from its related Titanfall universe.
The Absolute Worst Castlevania Is Coming To Switch This Week
The Absolute Worst Castlevania Is Coming To Switch This Week
What a horrible night to have a coin-op port. Konami's Castlevania series is one of video gaming's all-time greats, with some amazing entries under its blood-soaked belt – Castlevania III, Super Castlevania IV, Dracula X and Symphony of the Night being notable examples. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Amnesia: Rebirth’s New Mode Has Fewer Scares, More Puzzles
Amnesia: Rebirth’s New Mode Has Fewer Scares, More Puzzles
Amnesia: Rebirth is so scary that the developers at Frictional Games added a new Adventure Mode to the PC version today, with a similar update planned for PlayStation in a few weeks. Read more...
Remade Wipeout Intro Reminds Us The Franchise's Return Is Long Overdue
Remade Wipeout Intro Reminds Us The Franchise's Return Is Long Overdue
Of all the dormant racing game franchises — and there are many — Wipeout’s absence feels the most criminal.
Long-Needed Tweaks Make Monster Hunter Rise A Smoother Online Experience
Long-Needed Tweaks Make Monster Hunter Rise A Smoother Online Experience
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “A single Dorito would kill a pilgrim instantly.” In a similar vein, if you showed a long-dormant Monster Hunter fan that the newest game, Monster Hunter Rise, lets you sharpen your weapon while on the run...I think their brains would explode. Read more...
Summer Games Done Quick Returns In July As Online-Only Event
Summer Games Done Quick Returns In July As Online-Only Event
Annual charity speedrunning festival Summer Games Done Quick will return as an online-only event, running from July 4 through 11. Read more...
EVE Online's Latest Front Is A Battle Of The Bands
EVE Online's Latest Front Is A Battle Of The Bands
EVE has been torn apart by war between the game’s largest factions for close to nine months.
V-Commandos, One Of My Favorite Board Games, Is Getting A Fancy Upgrade
V-Commandos, One Of My Favorite Board Games, Is Getting A Fancy Upgrade
I’ve written multiple times about V-Commandos on the site, a tactical WW2 stealth game made by some Ubisoft guys that is very good.
New Magic: The Gathering Card Accused Of Using Stolen Artwork
New Magic: The Gathering Card Accused Of Using Stolen Artwork
Strixhaven: School of Mages, a new set of Magic: The Gathering cards, is due for release next month, but one of its cards is already generating controversy after it emerged that the artist responsible for drawing it sure did borrow a lot of stuff from another, uncredited artist. Read more...
Mistwalker Doesn't Want to Remaster Lost Odyssey, And That Makes Me Sad
Mistwalker Doesn't Want to Remaster Lost Odyssey, And That Makes Me Sad
In an interview with VGC, Hironobu Sakaguchi, founder of the Mistwalker Corporation, said he’s not interested in remastering any of Mistwalker’s earlier titles like Blue Dragon, The Last Story, or my personal favorite Lost Odyssey. Read more...
Thankfully, The Boat Is Still Stuck In Microsoft Flight Simulator
Thankfully, The Boat Is Still Stuck In Microsoft Flight Simulator
Ever Given, the massive container ship that captivated the world after blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal for more than a week, is free as of 3:05 p.m.
Oh Yeah? Well EA Is Making Its Own Damn Golf Game Again
Oh Yeah? Well EA Is Making Its Own Damn Golf Game Again
Two weeks ago 2K announced it signed Tiger Woods, the long-time face of EA’s defunct PGA Tour series, to an exclusive long-term contract for its PGA Tour 2K series.
Killer Loops With South Asian Flair Helped Skyblazer Stand Apart
Killer Loops With South Asian Flair Helped Skyblazer Stand Apart
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.
The Week In Games: Outriders On The Storm
The Week In Games: Outriders On The Storm
Outriders, the next big online looter shooter, releases later this week for consoles and PC. Read more...
Outriders Will Permanently Mark Players Who Cheat
Outriders Will Permanently Mark Players Who Cheat
Outriders releases in less than a week and if you were planning on cheating, be warned: You’ll be forever branded a dirty cheater and won’t be able to play with rule-following players via matchmaking. Read more...
Halo: Infinite Devs Destroyed A Piano To Create Some In-Game Sounds
Halo: Infinite Devs Destroyed A Piano To Create Some In-Game Sounds
As my great uncle often said, “To create art, sometimes you must destroy an old, unwanted upright piano.” He was a strange man. Read more...
Ghost Of Tsushima Film Announced, Back 4 Blood Delayed, Xbox Live Name Change, And More
Ghost Of Tsushima Film Announced, Back 4 Blood Delayed, Xbox Live Name Change, And More
This week on Morning Checkpoint we talk about how great SonicFox is, dunk on Shinra, find out what games are now delayed, fondly remember demo discs, and say goodbye to Xbox Live and hello to Xbox Network. Read more...
SonicFox Showed Up To A Mortal Kombat Event In Typical SonicFox Fashion
SonicFox Showed Up To A Mortal Kombat Event In Typical SonicFox Fashion
Yesterday the WePlay Esports Ultimate Fighting League kicked off a live Mortal Kombat 11 tournament featuring a handful of international players including Dominique “SonicFox” McLean.
A New Melty Blood Fighting Game Got Announced Out Of Nowhere
A New Melty Blood Fighting Game Got Announced Out Of Nowhere
Japanese developer French Bread recently revealed a new entry in the fighting game series that put it on the map: Melty Blood.
Total War: Rome Remastered Comes Out April 29
Total War: Rome Remastered Comes Out April 29
Rome: Total War, one of the best Total War games ever made, is getting a much-needed remastering developed by Feral Interactive.
Back 4 Blood Delayed Until October 12
Back 4 Blood Delayed Until October 12
Turtle Rock Studios announced today that its upcoming Left 4 Dead-like game, Back 4 Blood, has been delayed until October 12.
If Sega Won't Make A New Monkey Ball, These Guys Will
If Sega Won't Make A New Monkey Ball, These Guys Will
Monkey Ball creator Toshihiro Nagoshi is busy doing Yakuza stuff right now, and in his absence Sega has spent the last decade neglecting the series.
The WoW Classic Burning Crusade Beta Is Live, If You're Into That Sort Of Thing
The WoW Classic Burning Crusade Beta Is Live, If You're Into That Sort Of Thing
Look I don’t know why folks are excited to replay Blizzard’s first attempt at a World of Warcraft expansion, with its endless walking and “kill x of y” quests, but if you’ve opted-in for the World of Warcraft Classic Burning Crusade beta, now’s your time.
Blizzard Isn't Making Any More Skins For Overwatch League MVPs
Blizzard Isn't Making Any More Skins For Overwatch League MVPs
After this year, the Overwatch League will no longer create special skins to honor the League’s MVP.
Puzzle Quest 3 Does The Match-Three RPG A Little Differently
Puzzle Quest 3 Does The Match-Three RPG A Little Differently
The game that kicked off the match-three/RPG genre in 2007 is back for a third go with Puzzle Quest 3.
There’s A New Type Of Fall Guys Jerk
There’s A New Type Of Fall Guys Jerk
I would like to offer a sincere apology to my Fall Guys squad.
Serious Sam 2 Gets Massive Update 15 Years After Release
Serious Sam 2 Gets Massive Update 15 Years After Release
Croatian studio Croteam has partnered with independent developer Nathan “DwK” Brown to release a huge update to Serious Sam 2 today, more than a few years removed from the first-person shooter’s late 2005 launch. Read more...
Magic: Legends Open Beta Is Go
Magic: Legends Open Beta Is Go
Cryptic Studios’ free-to-play Magic: The Gathering-meets-Diablo action card-playing game has launched into open beta via Arc Games and the Epic Games Store, giving players all over the world the chance to play the game Kotaku’s Ash Parrish said several nice things about.
I Can't Wait To Play Monster Hunter Rise With Other People
I Can't Wait To Play Monster Hunter Rise With Other People
The review embargo for Monster Hunter Rise has lifted, and while I’ve been having a heck of a good time battling beasts with my AI dog and cat friends, online play is still a couple of days away.
Half-Life & BioShock Come Together In A Very Strange Mod
Half-Life & BioShock Come Together In A Very Strange Mod
Return to Rapture is a “campaign” made for Half-Life: Alyx that takes Valve’s star and drops her into the completely unrelated first-person world of 2007's BioShock. Read more...
What’s New In Fall Guys Season Four Today
What’s New In Fall Guys Season Four Today
Fall Guys neon-soaked season four is officially out today.
It's RPG Season, So Get Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition for $25
It's RPG Season, So Get Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition for $25
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (XBO) | $25 | Best BuyDragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (PS4) | $25 | Best Buy Read more...
The Incredible Story Of A Trackmania Shortcut 13 Years In The Making
The Incredible Story Of A Trackmania Shortcut 13 Years In The Making
I know almost mothing about Trackmania, but this video about the quest for a particular shortcut is one of the most fascinating video game clips I have ever seen. Read more...
The Week In Games: Monster Hunter Rise Arrives
The Week In Games: Monster Hunter Rise Arrives
Get your big sword ready, we going monster hunting this week in Monster Hunter Rise, releasing for Switch on March 26. Read more...
Game Preservation Group Releases Over 700 PS2 Prototypes And Unreleased Demos
Game Preservation Group Releases Over 700 PS2 Prototypes And Unreleased Demos
Last night video game preservation group, The Hidden Palace, released over 700 PS2 early builds, prototypes, E3, and press release demos in a massive dump the group referred to as “Project Deluge”. Read more...
'Shop Contest: Bethesda+Microsoft, Winners!
'Shop Contest: Bethesda+Microsoft, Winners!
You got Halo in my Fallout! You got Doom in my Forza! Well, this is a giant mess.
I Can't Handle How Many Games Turn 20 Years Old This Year
I Can't Handle How Many Games Turn 20 Years Old This Year
I recently noticed a favorite game of my youth, Halo, turns 20 years old this year.
Fortnite Players Are Getting Weird Again, This Time About The Rock
Fortnite Players Are Getting Weird Again, This Time About The Rock
Fortnite fans have been speculating on who voiced The Foundation, a character who appeared in the cinematic and in-game event that started the game’s season 6.
Uh, GamesCom Thinks People Will Be Attending In 2021?
Uh, GamesCom Thinks People Will Be Attending In 2021?
Like every other major event, GamesCom took 2020 off, swapping its enormous in-person show for a series of online presentations.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla's First Expansion Out Next Month
Assassin's Creed Valhalla's First Expansion Out Next Month
As if Assassin’s Creed Valhalla wasn’t already big enough, the game’s first major expansion, Wrath of the Druids, will be out on April 29, Ubisoft announced today in a blog post. Read more...
Scarlet Nexus Out June 25, Anime To Follow
Scarlet Nexus Out June 25, Anime To Follow
Scarlet Nexus, the “brain punk” action role-playing game from Bandai Namco, will come out on June 25.
Toyota's Dreamcast Virtual Showroom Discs Made Car Buying Fun
Toyota's Dreamcast Virtual Showroom Discs Made Car Buying Fun
The Sega Dreamcast was home to many notable racing games despite its short time with us, from Yu Suzuki’s Ferrari F355 Challenge to Test Drive Le Mans, Crazy Taxi and a very goofy version of Daytona USA.
GeForce Now Video Game Streaming Service Doubles In Price
GeForce Now Video Game Streaming Service Doubles In Price
Nvidia is raising the price of its GeForce Now game streaming service from $5 a month to $10, the company announced in a blog post this morning. Read more...
Go, Fortnite Chicken, Go
Go, Fortnite Chicken, Go
Perhaps you, like me, forget which games have fall damage and which don’t.
PSA: Next Week, You’ll Be Able To Claim A Bunch Of Free PlayStation Games
PSA: Next Week, You’ll Be Able To Claim A Bunch Of Free PlayStation Games
Earlier this month, Sony revived last year’s Play At Home initiative, a program designed to provide free games to PlayStation players in the hopes of promoting social distancing.
A Short Film From Medal Of Honor Has Been Nominated For An Oscar
A Short Film From Medal Of Honor Has Been Nominated For An Oscar
It’s not quite a video game winning a film award, but a short film that was part of Respawn’s 2020 VR game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject).
Xbox Game Pass For PC Finally Gets EA Play Tomorrow
Xbox Game Pass For PC Finally Gets EA Play Tomorrow
Planned for release late last year but delayed until now, EA Play comes to Xbox Game Pass for PC tomorrow at no additional cost to subscribers, complete with the newly-added Star Wars: Squadrons. Read more...
Doom Eternal's Next DLC Comes Out Tomorrow
Doom Eternal's Next DLC Comes Out Tomorrow
Hell yeah! Doom Eternal’s next and final expansion, The Ancient Gods - Part 2, will come out tomorrow, developer iD Software announced today. Read more...
Sony Chose PlayStation's First Office Location With Late-Night Drinks In Mind
Sony Chose PlayStation's First Office Location With Late-Night Drinks In Mind
When Sony Computer Entertainment first established its flagship PlayStation brand in 1993, its executives’ chief concern was making sure the company’s first offices were located in an area with late-night bars.
Jade Raymond Forms New Studio, Working On Unannounced Game For PlayStation
Jade Raymond Forms New Studio, Working On Unannounced Game For PlayStation
Former Assassin’s Creed producer and EA manager Jade Raymond announced the formation of a new Montreal-based independent studio called Haven today.
Animal Crossing's Next Free Update Is A Boon For Designers
Animal Crossing's Next Free Update Is A Boon For Designers
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will celebrate its one-year anniversary with cake delivered to all players in its March 18 update, but the real present is 50 new slots for the normal and pro designer, and the ability to customize fans, umbrellas, flags, and photo stands.
2K Signs Tiger Woods, Buys The Studio Behind PGA Tour 2K21
2K Signs Tiger Woods, Buys The Studio Behind PGA Tour 2K21
From 1998 through 2013 golf superstar Tiger Woods was the face of EA’s PGA Tour series of video games.
Fortnite's Season 6 Is Wilderness Themed
Fortnite's Season 6 Is Wilderness Themed
Fortnite’s Season 6 is here, following a solo event rather than a multiplayer one.
Report: Alienware Ends League Of Legends Sponsorship Over Riot CEO’s Sexual Assault Investigation
Report: Alienware Ends League Of Legends Sponsorship Over Riot CEO’s Sexual Assault Investigation
According to a report in Dot Esports, Alienware, the high-performance gaming PC brand owned by Dell, has severed ties with Riot Games over Riot CEO Nicolo Laurent’s ongoing sexual harassment investigation and other public relations concerns. Read more...
Undertale Makes Its Xbox Debut Via Game Pass Tomorrow
Undertale Makes Its Xbox Debut Via Game Pass Tomorrow
Undertale, the quirky 2015 role-playing game from indie dev Toby Fox, finally heads to Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S tomorrow, and it will be free for everyone with an active Game Pass subscription on console. Read more...
Fall Guys Season 4 Kicks Off March 22
Fall Guys Season 4 Kicks Off March 22
Not even time can erode the irrepressible cheer of face-planting beans.