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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Oct 09, 2019 at 03:00. 23 comments

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Is An Infuriating Mess

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Is An Infuriating Mess

I have never played a game as inconsistent as Ghost Recon Breakpoint. In its finest moments, when the stars align, it delivers stealth action on par with the best in the genre. When it falls apart, as it usually does, a tangled weave of glitches and half-baked systems reveal a game compromised by bland AAA design sensibilities and a ceaseless desire to churn out content at a breakneck...

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Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo Oct 08, 2019 at 19:31. 4 comments

The PlayStation 5 Will Launch In Late 2020, And, Yes, It's Called The PS5

The PlayStation 5 Will Launch In Late 2020, And, Yes, It's Called The PS5

Sony isn’t waiting for any more leaks. They revealed more details about the PlayStation 5—and, yes, it will be called the PS5—to Wired today as well as announcing more about the console on the company’s blog. Here’s the key info:

It’ll be called the PS5 and be out for holiday 2020, as we’ve been reporting.The console will have a solid-state drive. Games will be released on 100GB discs.As with...

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Oct 08, 2019 at 01:30. 8 comments

A Fan-Made Browser Game Is Pro Pokémon Players' Secret Weapon

A Fan-Made Browser Game Is Pro Pokémon Players' Secret Weapon

Around one million players a month are throwing down in Pokémon Showdown, a fan-made, browser-based game that recreates the battles found in official Pokémon games, with accurate stats. It’s arguably even better than using the official games to battle, since it’s faster and more customizable. Showdown is so good that professional players even use it to practice for Nintendo’s official...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Oct 07, 2019 at 01:30. 9 comments

A Dramatic Reading Of The Names Of 400 Guns From Destiny 2

A Dramatic Reading Of The Names Of 400 Guns From Destiny 2

I performed a dramatic reading of the names of 400 guns from Destiny 2. Why did I do this? Well, one reason would be, “Why not?”

With the release of the Shadowkeep expansion, I started the game afresh in solidarity with my friends, who are playing the free-to-play New Light mode. So I haven’t progressed far into the game, and I haven’t accumulated much loot. However, I possess an urgent need to...

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Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo Oct 06, 2019 at 05:29. 12 comments

How To Access Destiny 2’s New Vex Offensive Mode

How To Access Destiny 2’s New Vex Offensive Mode

If you have Destiny 2 and can’t figure out how to start the game’s new Vex Offensive, you’re not alone. We were initially vexed, too. (Yes, I’m a dad.).

The Vex Offensive is a six-player co-op mode that’s open to anyone who has the season pass for Destiny 2’s brand new Season of the Undying. That should be everyone who has the game’s new Shadowkeep expansion, as Bungie bundled the first $10...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Oct 05, 2019. 21 comments

The Five Best Fishing Mini-Games

The Five Best Fishing Mini-Games

Sometimes, between fighting monsters or zombies with swords or guns or whatever, you want to kick back and enjoy a different type of challenge in a video game. Fishing mini-games bring bite-sized blasts of outdoorsmanship to our adventures, and while some players hate them, I’ve found there’s fun to be had when fishing’s done right. Here’s a list of some of the best.

The true joy of a fishing...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Oct 05, 2019. 12 comments

Battlefield V Finally Has A Metro Map, And I Love The Chaos

Battlefield V Finally Has A Metro Map, And I Love The Chaos

If a multiplayer shooter goes on long enough, it’ll develop a signature map. That can be the back-and-forth sniping on Team Fortress’ 2Fort, or the dual bases of Halo’s Blood Gulch. For Battlefield, it’s Metro. The tight, claustrophobic map has appeared under various names in multiple games in the series, and was just added to Battlefield V in the form of “Operation Underground.” Anyone...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Oct 04, 2019. 7 comments

The Joker Sucks

The Joker Sucks

A new film starring The Joker is out in theaters worldwide today. I can’t let him get away with this. In this video I step in to expose the Joker for what he is (boring) and clowns for what they are.

For one thing, the Joker’s not even funny. Additionally, you shouldn’t trust clowns. Can you even remember the last time a clown was not a criminal? The discourse surrounding this film represents...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Oct 04, 2019. 5 comments

Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Coming To PCs

Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Coming To PCs

Red Dead Redemption 2, a game about rootin’ and tootin’, finally has a PC release date. In an announcement this morning, developer Rockstar revealed that the mega-huge cowboy game will come to PCs on November 5th.

Until now, players could only experience the story of gritty outlaw Arthur Morgan on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, leaving PC players in a lurch. Red Dead Dead Redemption 2, if you...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Oct 04, 2019. 5 comments

Kaiserreich, The Mod That Changes The World

Kaiserreich, The Mod That Changes The World

I’ve played countless mods for countless games over the years, and few have been as comprehensive or enjoyable as Kaiserreich, a reimagining of the 20th century that takes everything we know about history and politics and throws it right out the window.

A long-running mod for Paradox’s Hearts of Iron series, Kaiserreich’s latest iteration (for the excellent Hearts of Iron IV) drops the player...

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Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo Oct 04, 2019. 10 comments

Source: Departing ArenaNet President Was Working On Potential Guild Wars Sequel

Source: Departing ArenaNet President Was Working On Potential Guild Wars Sequel

In a heartfelt message on ArenaNet’s webpage this afternoon, its president Mike O’Brien announced that after 19 years, he was leaving the company he co-founded. He noted that he’d been working on a new project at ArenaNet, but was now going to start a new studio with some friends.

“The time has come for me to take a step back,” he said, expressing the desire to work on something smaller...

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Ian Walker Ian Walker Oct 04, 2019. 7 comments

Gearbox And Former Lawyer Agree To End Their Bitter Legal Battle

Gearbox And Former Lawyer Agree To End Their Bitter Legal Battle

The messy legal battle in which Gearbox Software and its CEO Randy Pitchford have been embroiled with the company’s former lawyer Wade Callender for almost a year has come to an end, with both sides agreeing to apologize, drop the matter, and never speak of it again.

In a court document first shared by Insider, counsel for both sides agreed to a motion of dismissal, noting that the parties...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Oct 04, 2019. 16 comments

Crafting In Games Feels Less Like A Chore Now

Crafting In Games Feels Less Like A Chore Now

For many players, video games are a chance to escape from work. You hop into a game, sliding into a fantasy role as a dragon slayer or superhero, setting aside the mundanities of day-to-day labor.But as I hop from monster hunting to military sneaking missions, I’ve found that my personal play time is filling up with different kinds of work. I love difficult boss fights and intense combat, but...

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Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo Oct 03, 2019. 19 comments

Why Online Game Launches Are Often A Mess

Why Online Game Launches Are Often A Mess

Just after 4 pm ET on Tuesday, Destiny 2 players began to see a warning message. A red line stretched across the bottom of their screens, and the text below it stated: “Attention: contacting Destiny 2 servers.” Minutes later, huge numbers of players got booted from the massively-multiplayer online sci-fi shooter.

At Kotaku, we lost connection at 4:11 pm. My character, who had been freshly...

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Chris Kohler Chris Kohler Oct 03, 2019. 18 comments

The Bite-Sized Link's Awakening Is The Perfect Follow-Up To Breath Of The Wild

The Bite-Sized Link's Awakening Is The Perfect Follow-Up To Breath Of The Wild
Kotaku Game DiaryDaily thoughts from a Kotaku staffer about a game we're playing.  

How do you create a follow-up to Breath of the Wild? The Switch launch game was a massive rethinking of the Legend of Zelda series, a colossal non-linear open world in which players could create their own journey. As it turns out, the perfect way to follow that was with a Zelda that is as tiny as Breath of the...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Oct 03, 2019. 22 comments

Blizzard Really Wants Overwatch Characters In Smash

Blizzard Really Wants Overwatch Characters In Smash

With Overwatch due out on the Switch next week, it’s obviously time for fans to start incessantly calling for characters like Pharah and Mercy to make an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The loudest voice among them, though, will belong to Blizzard themselves.

In an interview with IGN, Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan was asked which Overwatch character he’d like to see in Smash, and replied,...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Oct 03, 2019. 5 comments

Players Are Recreating Famous Album Covers In Fallout 76

Players Are Recreating Famous Album Covers In Fallout 76

Aside from playing, some Fallout 76 players have spent the last few days working on a project where they recreate famous album covers using the game’s photo mode. And they’ve done a pretty good job!

Originally starting on the @ArtF76 twitter account, it’s since moved over to the hashtag #F76AlbumCovers. Here are some of the highlights:

Most of those have been able to use existing Fallout...

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Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo Oct 03, 2019. 10 comments

A Secret Boss Was Hidden In The Division 2 For Months, Until The Developers Teased It

A Secret Boss Was Hidden In The Division 2 For Months, Until The Developers Teased It

Game developer Trick Dempsey recently started Googling to see if anyone had found a secret boss encounter in The Division 2, the giant Ubisoft game he helps make. “I was just like: I don’t [see] a video guide for finding this dude,” he said on today’s State of the Game developer stream. “There’s just nothing.”

Dempsey knew the boss was in the game. He had just triggered its appearance earlier...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Oct 03, 2019. 19 comments

You Can Fight Ghost Recon Breakpoint's Main Villain Right Away, If You're Foolish Enough

You Can Fight Ghost Recon Breakpoint's Main Villain Right Away, If You're Foolish Enough

I’ll be blunt: Playing Ghost Recon Breakpoint has been a drag. My initial ambivalence has given way to outright frustration as I trudge through generic military gameplay and the tangled web of pointless microtransactions. But Breakpoint has a twist that also offers a unique challenge. If you want, you can search and find the location of the enemy commander and try to take him out right from...

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Ian Walker Ian Walker Oct 03, 2019. 18 comments

This Week's Borderlands 3 Event Isn't Worth The Time

This Week's Borderlands 3 Event Isn't Worth The Time

We’re currently in the midst of a week-long Borderlands 3 event , during which players can expect bosses to drop specific legendary loot with greater frequency. As someone still looking for a decent class mod, this was an exciting prospect for me, but after spending some time farming the bosses in question, I don’t see myself changing up my loot-hunting habits any time soon.

After completing...

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