First Valorant Ban Wave Takes Out 8,873 (Very Salty) Cheaters

First Valorant Ban Wave Takes Out 8,873 (Very Salty) Cheaters

Valorant’s “Vanguard” anti-cheat system has been responsible for controversy and melted PCs, but we now have tangible evidence that it’s also doing its job of booting cheaters. Last night, Riot announced that nearly 9,000 cheaters have been removed from the tactical shooter’s closed beta.

And Now, Some More Gundam Sneakers

And Now, Some More Gundam Sneakers

Over the years, we’ve seen official Gundam shoes as well as ones the iconic mecha anime inspired. Now, French sportswear brand Patrick is teaming up with Bandai for a line of Gundam sneakers.

Fortnite’s Party Royale Concert Was Just What We Needed Tonight

Fortnite’s Party Royale Concert Was Just What We Needed Tonight

Tonight, Fortnite’s new non-violent Party Royale mode held its first big event, a concert of three different EDM musicians. It was more modest than in-game events we’ve seen recently, but, like so many Fortnite events I feel too old for, its exuberant charm won me over.

Indivisible’s New DLC Puts Players’ Skills To The Test

Indivisible’s New DLC Puts Players’ Skills To The Test

Lab Zero Games’ delightful action RPG Indivisible has plenty of demanding platforming and combat, but a little more never hurts. The new Razmi’s Challenges DLC gives players 40 jumping, sliding, flying, and fighting tasks to complete, along with a heaping helping of everyone’s favourite curmudgeonly shaman.

The Best JRPG Soundtracks

The Best JRPG Soundtracks

JRPGs are games designed to use a bunch of talking and combat as an excuse to blast killer soundtracks at you for hours and hours on end.

Games Criticism Is A Kindness

Games Criticism Is A Kindness

Writing about games invites accusations of taking things too seriously. Criticism, it sometimes seems, is a dirty word. I don’t think that’s true. I think that whether you are praising something or condemning it, criticism is an act of love.

HyperX And Ducky Made A Keyboard Baby Together

HyperX And Ducky Made A Keyboard Baby Together

Taiwanese keyboard maker Ducky and Kingston gaming division HyperX have joined forces to create the HyperX x Ducky One 2 Mini mechanical gaming keyboard, a limited-edition version of one of the most popular mechs on the market.

That Prince Of Persia Redemption Footage Came From A Real, Cancelled Game

That Prince Of Persia Redemption Footage Came From A Real, Cancelled Game

A video surfaced online this morning purporting to show footage of an unreleased Prince of Persia game. Bearing the subtitle Redemption, the game appears to feature all the hallmarks of the series’ modern installments, like time-warping shenanigans and creepy sand enemies. Kotaku has learned that Prince of Persia Redemption was…

What Games Can Teach Us During The Coronavirus Pandemic

What Games Can Teach Us During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Most of us don’t take games too seriously. They are a way to unwind, or these days to maybe escape from the world of COVID-19 for a little while. But games are also simulations in which real people play, make decisions and interact. This makes games powerful tools for learning…