God of War gets judged, sad news from Overwatch League, and PlayStation 5 rumours on Kotaku XP, our weekly video roundup of what the heck is going on with games and the people who play them.
This week, Drake played Fortnite again, and people loved it again. This week, Jake Paul played Fortnite again, and people hated it again. Have you ever noticed that “Drake” rhymes with “Jake”? Could be a conspiracy…
If you click “play” on that video up there, you’ll see that despite my threat at the end of last week’s video, I did shave. I was lying a little bit last week, when I said I wouldn’t shave until I played God of War: At the time we filmed last week’s episode, I was already playing God of War.
I had not, however, finished it yet. What I deeply wanted to say was “I won’t shave until I beat God of War“. However, Sony’s embargo prevented me from saying too much about the game. So I lied. I am sorry. And I shaved. You’re welcome. And a little bit of it grew back before we filmed this video. I’m sorry.
Here are the stories we discuss this week!
Love him or hate him, there's no denying that streamer Summit1g is one of the most enduringly popular personalities on Twitch. Even his fanbase, however, has its limits. By streaming a few Fortnite matches with YouTube pariah Jake Paul over the weekend, Summit tested them in a big way.Read more
In the wake of changes to Steam's default privacy settings yesterday, unofficial data and sales tracking kingpin Steam Spy is doomed. Many developers who relied on it are mourning its passing, but some are saying good riddance.Read more
Screenshot. The Simpsons On last night's Simpsons, the show's creators poked fun at comedian Hari Kondabolu's documentary, The Problem With Apu, which critiqued the show's portrayal of its primary Indian character.Read more
One of the biggest flaws in Nintendo's portable console is that you can't back up your data. if you lose your system, or somehow get your data corrupted or wiped, that's it. It's gone. But thanks to a burgeoning hacking scene, Switch fans are now adding features that the Switch desperately needs.Read more
Just days after publishing a blog post announcing a shift away from its struggling first-person shooter LawBreakers, Cliff Bleszinski's studio Boss Key Productions has announced a new Battle Royale-style game called Radical Heights.Read more
Yesterday, October's very own hopped back onto Twitch with Fortnite star Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins. While the pair didn't break any records this time around, the subject of Drake's upcoming album did come up. Apparently, there's a chance Drake might spit some Fortnite-related fire soon.Read more
When Overwatch pro Jonathan 'DreamKazper' Sanchez followed Anna* back on Twitter, she was in shock. A 16-year-old high school junior, Anna had only just purchased Overwatch for her Xbox One but was sold on the league of charismatic pros championing the blockbuster first-person shooter. The first game she tuned in for was New York versus Boston, a scrappy but promising team that, she said, had a special energy. Like any fan, she went through the team's roster and followed her favourite players on Twitter. Sanchez was the only one who sent her a direct message thanking her.Read more