Don’t worry, everyone: the goose game is good. So far, anyway.
Track: Walking In My Shoes | Artist: The Fever 333 | Album: Walking In My Shoes (Single)
Psychological horror game SOMA is coming to Xbox One on Dec 1 with a new mode that removes the monsters. The idea behind “safe mode” is to let players experience “the atmosphere and story of SOMA free of harm.” Last year, a Steam user released a mod for the PC version that did the same thing, and frankly, it made the…
When World of Warcraft first came out, it meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Now that WoW Classic’s been announced, that’s become a problem—one that’s forced Blizzard to step in and pry people’s figurative hands off other people’s figurative throats.
There’s now a tribute to Dennis “Internethulk” Hawelka in Overwatch. Spotted by player panqakee, it’s in the attacker spawn on Eichenwalde and takes the form of a poster with <3, I, D, and H on it, which can stand for either Internethulk or Dennis Hawelka, depending on how you look at it. The German on the poster…
Aliens have shown up on Elite: Dangerous’ doorstep, and they have zero chill. This has provoked, among other things, an anti-alien arms race, as well as heated debates over whether or not wholesale slaughter is the right call. Amidst all that, one player is trying to communicate with the Thargoids, and he won’t let…
True fact: 99 percent of video game characters in the year 2017 are dads, and anyone else can be a dad if they really put their mind to it. In that spirit, I decided to ask a bunch of people at Double Fine’s fifth Day of the Devs event in San Francisco which video game character they’d want as their dad.
Last week, streamer Trainwreck got handed a five-day suspension by Twitch after a video went viral featuring an incendiary rant against women streamers, in which he called them things like “god damn sluts” and accused them of stealing views from those who he viewed as more deserving streamers. This poured gasoline on…
Have you ever been a jerk or cheated in Counter-Strike? No? What about in other Steam games? Now, that might come back to bite you, thanks to CSGO’s “Trust Factor” matchmaking system.
Last week, I wrote about popular streamers rage-quitting Getting Over It, a game about climbing a junk mountain that represents digital content and probably also Hell. Now for the flipside of that coin: people being extremely good at the game... being watched by people who are extremely bad at it.
“That’s a nice ult you’ve got there,” Blizzard essentially said when it changed the way Overwatch ult interruptions work last month. “It’d be a shame if something were to happen to it.”
Getting Over It’s Steam description is brief. “A game I made for a certain kind of person,” it reads. “To hurt them.” Having watched multiple streamers howl in despair and rage-quit right at the end of it, I think it’s safe to declare the game an unmitigated success.
Decksplash, the game whose future was riding on its ability to get 100,000 players during a free week, has been canceled. In the end, it managed to kickflip (and also paint, I guess?) its way past the halfway point, but still fell short. Despite disappointment, the Decksplash team is happy they tried. “Should we have…
I think we can all agree that general chat in MMOs is usually not super great. Now imagine if those spam-slinging all-caps jerkholes could also force everyone to download computer viruses via that chat window.
For years, Blizzard has been trying to put the “war” back in Warcraft. During an interview at Blizzcon last weekend, game director Ion Hazzikostas told Kotaku he thinks he’s finally figured out how to make it happen. But first the designers have 13 years’ worth of problems to work out.
Track: 1109 | Artist: Hail The Sun | Album: Secret Wars
Over the years, Hearthstone updates and expansions have added heaps of new cards, modes, and strategic possibilities. One thing, though, has remained unchanged since the digital card game’s release back in 2014: character classes. There are only nine, and despite some clamor for more, that number’s not likely to…
“I think on the big spectrum of loot boxes, between ‘really good’ and ‘really evil,’ I’d like to think we’re more on that ‘really good’ side with what we’re trying to do,” says Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan.
The years have not been kind to fans of Warcraft’s real-time strategy roots. Before each BlizzCon, a dwindling contingent of hopeful fans prays for Warcraft IV to no avail. But WoW’s next expansion Battle for Azeroth might contain the next best thing.