Come Ruin Us While We Play Fall Guys

Come Ruin Us While We Play Fall Guys

The weather is utterly miserable and lonely right now. So there’s never been a better time to rug up as a giant jelly bean and throw someone off a platform. Fall Guys is giving everyone a lot of life right now, and for this week’s livestream it’ll be giving some…

President Trump Now Targeting Tencent, Who Own Riot Games And 40% Of Epic

President Trump Now Targeting Tencent, Who Own Riot Games And 40% Of Epic

US President Donald Trump’s attacks on TikTok escalated wildly today, after he signed an Executive Order that not only seeks to prevent Americans from doing business with ByteDance (TikTok’s parent company), but also targets Tencent, the Chinese giant that among other things owns Riot (League of Legends), along with partial…

Diablo Immortal Still Looks Like A Mobile Diablo 3

Diablo Immortal Still Looks Like A Mobile Diablo 3

Amidst all the news of Activision’s record results and the talk around Call of Duty, the company’s quarterly earnings had a small update on Diablo: Immortal. The Diablo mobile spin-off is still humming along, and at ChinaJoy — the one gaming convention that still went ahead as planned — Blizzard revealed where the game…

PlayStation Showcase Game Was ‘Stolen,’ Say Former Developers

PlayStation Showcase Game Was ‘Stolen,’ Say Former Developers

A group of developers went public today with serious accusations of overwork and theft against their former employer, the Estonian studio Limestone Games. The claims surfaced shortly after a trailer for Aeon Must Die, the game they say was stolen from them, was shown during today’s State of Play broadcast.

Striking Lovestruck Writers Challenge Bosses And Win

Striking Lovestruck Writers Challenge Bosses And Win

Today the writers of Lovestruck, a popular visual novel romance game, announced a successful end to their unprecedented strike. Two weeks ago Kotaku reported on a writers strike for the mobile app, Lovestruck. Now, the writers have come to an agreement with their bosses at Voltage Entertainment whereby all of…

World of Warcraft Adds NPC Memorial Honouring Twitch Streamer Reckful

World of Warcraft Adds NPC Memorial Honouring Twitch Streamer Reckful

Byron “Reckful” Bernstein was a Twitch fixture, transforming himself into an essential part of the platform’s DNA during his eight-year streaming career. Last month, he died by suicide, leaving a whole host of gaming communities mourning in his wake. Now, Blizzard has chosen to honour him with an in-game World…

The U.S. Army Is Returning To Twitch And Unbanning Users, For Now

The U.S. Army Is Returning To Twitch And Unbanning Users, For Now

The U.S. Army’s Twitch channel has not streamed in almost a month. After finding itself in the crosshairs of Twitch users and U.S. Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for banning viewers who asked about war crimes and hosting sketchy giveaways, the channel went radio silent. Soon, however, it will return, and…

Ninja Is Streaming On Twitch Again

Ninja Is Streaming On Twitch Again

After the collapse of Microsoft’s Mixer streaming service, the question was where Mixer’s biggest stars would go. And while it’s not completely certain whether Tyler “Ninja” Blevins will stay on Twitch, the reality is he’s back on the platform where the Fortnite player made his fame. At the time of writing,…

Just How Lethal Is Ghost Of Tsushima’s ‘Lethal’ Difficulty?

Just How Lethal Is Ghost Of Tsushima’s ‘Lethal’ Difficulty?

Sucker Punch recently added a new difficulty level to Ghost of Tsushima. In addition to Easy, Normal, and Hard, you can now take on the Mongol armies in a “Lethal” difficulty level. The devs bill it as more difficult than Hard, but in practice it’s more a gameplay tweak. Yes,…

How To Unlock The Rest Of Paper Mario: The Origami King’s Settings

How To Unlock The Rest Of Paper Mario: The Origami King’s Settings

For a modern game, Paper Mario: The Origami King‘s settings are archaic. When you first start out, you can adjust the brightness, or the rumble in your Joy-Cons. You can toggle the motion controls on or off. There are three other options, but they’re listed, literally, as “????” To find…

Ghost Of Tsushima Could Really, Really Use A Loadout Feature

Ghost Of Tsushima Could Really, Really Use A Loadout Feature

Ghost of Tsushima almost has it all. It’s freakin’ beautiful. The quests and characters are endlessly entertaining. The combat’s a blast — a deft blend of skill mastery and power fantasy. You can even pet foxes (aww). But there’s one big quality-of-life feature missing from this action-packed, samurai-themed masterpiece: loadouts.

Project CARS 3 Plays More Like GRID Than A Sim Racer

Project CARS 3 Plays More Like GRID Than A Sim Racer

Ever since announcing itself to the world as the premier car porn simulator, Project CARS has always tried to walk a tricky balance between simulation racing and accessibility. Project CARS 3 is much clearer about where its success lies. The game still has that suite of laser-scanned tracks, cars and…

1990 TV News Report Is For The Monkey Island Fans In The House

1990 TV News Report Is For The Monkey Island Fans In The House

Amateur games historian Eon Fafnir posted a clip of this 1990 local news story about Lucasarts (then still known as Lucasfilm) yesterday, and while it’s fascinating getting a look behind the scenes of the studio during some its golden years, Monkey Island fans can squint and see some stuff that…