Drake, Jake, And God Of War: The Week's Hot Game Stories

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!

Chrono Trigger PC Looks Way Better Now

Are you ready for the feel-good story of the year? Square Enix did a thing, fans didn't like the thing, and then Square Enix actually addressed and fixed the thing in a way that will make everybody happy.

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Twitch Streamer's Community Revolts After He Plays Fortnite With Jake Paul

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.

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Game Developers Mourn (And Celebrate) The End Of Steam Spy

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.

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The Simpsons Pokes Fun At Documentary That Criticised Apu

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.

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Hacker Says It Took Him Two Weeks To Add Save Back-Ups To Switch

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.

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The People Behind Lawbreakers Are Looking To Rebound With A Battle Royale Game

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.

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Drake Says He'll Rap About Fortnite If Epic Makes A Hotline Bling Emote

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.

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Sources: The PlayStation 5 Is Still A Ways Off

A recent online rumour got people buzzing about a possible 2018 release of PlayStation 5, but that probably isn't going to happen. In fact, from what we've heard, the next PlayStation is a ways away - it may not arrive until 2020.

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How Two Underage Girls Say An Overwatch Pro Took Advantage Of Them

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.

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God Of War: The Kotaku Review

There's a telling scene very early on in the new God of War, in the denouement of an exhausting battle sequence that ends with Kratos and his young son Atreus taking down a massive troll.

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