Track: Telecaster Stripes | Artist: Polkadot Stingray | Album: Honenuki E.P.
Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality protections in a totally unsurprising move that will, in all likelihood, royally screw the internet as we know it. With net neutrality gutted, browsing the internet could resemble the token ‘90s experience of waiting for a porn image to load…
“Report him,” an Overwatch player said over team chat last week, referencing a Twitch streamer who goes by Stevooo. It was right after Stevooo hastily locked down the hero Symmetra. In text, the player then politely asked all 12 of the match’s players to report Stevooo “for poor teamwork.” Another player responded:…
On Saturday, players noticed that survival shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds featured cameltoe, or clothed labia, on its test servers’ female models. The game’s developers say that wasn’t intentional, however, and as of a patch last night, Battlegrounds’ female characters are exposed no more.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ is on Xbox today. The console’s more casual feel benefits players who prefer a more strategic, slow-moving pace, but that’s in part because the game’s signature jankiness is significantly jankier here—it’s hard to play ambitiously when everything from switching weapons to jumping off the…
Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game with a winning premise and perhaps the worst execution of any game I’ve played this year.
Saleem “Salem” Young, who plays the controversial Smash 4 fighter Bayonetta, clinically tore through the game’s top brawn at this weekend’s Boot Camp tournament like, as one commentator put it, a “a shark in the water.”
Imagine a 17-year-old gamer tossing a copy of the Teen-rated Star Wars Battlefront 2 onto his local GameStop’s checkout counter, only to be asked: “Sir, may I see your ID?”
The guy who produced Avatar is adapting the classic manga Battle Angel Alita to the big screen, because that’s certainly what we needed, and there’s a new trailer for it.
Fortnite Battle Royale just got a 50 vs. 50 mode that’s everything I ever wanted a neighborhood game of Cops and Robbers to be. It encourages a hive-mind approach to a battle royale game that works surprisingly well.
The Secret Lives of Virtual Worlds is a brand new podcast about people’s digital lives in video games and virtual worlds. The first few episodes cover a donkey rancher’s foray into Eve Online piracy and an Arkansas performance artist who streamed Lord of the Rings Online from a crate.
Steam announced today that it will no longer accept Bitcoin, an invisible currency we never knew it had accepted, anyway. Citing Bitcoin’s volatility and increasing processing fees, Steam says Bitcoin is no longer tenable for them as a payment option. Isn’t this the kind of thing it was made for in the first place?
If Overwatch had a sequel that was just Roadhog grabbing Tracer with his chain hook, I’d pay a whole $40 for it. Snagging Overwatch’s Roadrunner, pulling her in and head-shotting her is the best feeling in Overwatch.
November 22nd should have just been game designer Anthony Gallegos’ birthday. But circumstances were unusual this year. His employer, Marvel Heroes developer Gazillion Entertainment, had put him and the rest of its staff on unpaid furlough earlier that week. He didn’t know when he’d see his next paycheck. His dog…
YouTube is taking a tougher stance against “disturbing content,” the company said in a blog post last night. Its CEO announced the company would boost its manual content moderation workforce next year and boasted of its current algorithms’ effectiveness. It’s a crowd-pleasing move for advertisers, and yet, YouTubers…
I’m taking over Kotaku’s Twitch channel today along with some rag-tag friends to marathon my favorite local multiplayer games! Tune in from 12:15 to 6:00 for Super Smash Bros 4, Crawl, Starwhal, Mario Kart 8, Nidhogg 2 and more.
When Victoria Rosenthal started replicating dishes from eat-what-you-kill game Battle Chef Brigade, she had a little difficulty finding dragon meat at the grocery store. To cook up the game’s BBQ Dragon Shank, she had to get creative.