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Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jul 15, 2019.

Track: Grace Kelly | Album: Life in Cartoon Motion | Artist: Mika


	 Track: Grace Kelly | Album: Life in Cartoon Motion | Artist: Mika

Track: Grace Kelly | Album: Life in Cartoon Motion | Artist: Mika

Kotaku Soundtrack is a selection of the stuff we're listening to - and gaming to - at the moment.

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jul 13, 2019.

Bungie has detailed a few small but significant changes coming to Destiny in next week’s 2.1.1 updat

Bungie has detailed a few small but significant changes coming to Destiny in next week’s 2.1.1 updat

Bungie has detailed a few small but significant changes coming to Destiny in next week’s 2.1.1 update. Notably, players in small-team Crucible matches like Skirmish and Trials will spawn without special ammo, and Bungie’s adding new “Freelance” Crucible playlists that’ll be restricted to solo players only. They also explain some of the things they’re working on to (hopefully) improve Crucible...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jul 12, 2019.

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

It’s the end of the week. And the end of the month! That’s a lot of endings, which hopefully paves the way for an equal number of beginnings. Time to begin… some games!

(Damn, that was a tortured lede.)

I’m on the cusp of an extended vacation, during which time I’m sure I will miss you all terribly. I’m going to be traveling this weekend but if I weren’t traveling, here’s what I’d be playing: I...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jul 11, 2019.

When You Think About It...

When You Think About It...

...fantasy herbalists are basically just drug dealers.

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jul 08, 2019.

A New Cheat Is Wrecking Competitive Destiny Matches [Update]

A New Cheat Is Wrecking Competitive <i>Destiny</i> Matches [Update]

A new exploit has turned up in competitive Destiny, and it sucks.

Update 7:15 PM: Bungie has addressed the cheat in their latest Weekly Update, saying that they’re working on disabling the bug. They’ve delayed Trials of Osiris until they’ve got it cleared up.

Earlier this week, someone figured out a way for people playing the Hunter Nightstalker class to greatly extend the length of their...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jul 07, 2019.

Destiny’s weapon balance is getting another bunch of tweaks

Destiny’s weapon balance is getting another bunch of tweaks

Destiny’s weapon balance is getting another bunch of tweaks. Over at the Bungie blog, they’ve laid out a bunch of changes coming in the December update. Notable: Pulse rifle nerf, auto rifle buff, LitC sniper nerf (yay), small hand cannon buff, substantial shotgun nerf. In the regular Bungie weekly update, they also say new exotics, some from year one, will be added to the loot table.

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jul 06, 2019.

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?
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As we begin the march into March, it’s time to take a couple days off and play some games.

What will you be playing this weekend? I’ll go first: I finished Superhot but still want to make more progress in the various challenge modes, so I’ll probably play some more of that. Mostly, however, I’m going to be returning...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jul 03, 2019.

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?
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It’s July, a great time for fireworks, cowboys and Canadian power-pop supergroups. It’s also a long weekend, which means it’s a great time to play some games.

I’ll do my games first: I’m kinda bummed out by The Division expansion, so I probably won’t play much more of that. I’ll almost certainly play more Overwatch,...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jul 03, 2019.

What Are You Playing This September?

What Are You Playing This September?

What once was hot is cooling; what days were long, have shortened. It’s September, and fall is upon us.

I was going to begin this month’s post with an Earth, Wind & Fire quote, but then had this niggling feeling in the back of my brain… I Googled and sure enough, I did that last year . (Do this job long enough, and you start to forget things you’ve written.)

Anyway! Happy September; the...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jul 03, 2019.

What Are You Playing This August?

What Are You Playing This August?

Ah, August. The height of the summer, and the graceful slide into fall.

Summer might be my favorite time for playing video games. It’s the time when I really feel like I’ve got options—Fall’s frantic keeping-up-with-the-Jonesesness is as far away as it’ll ever be, and we’ve simply got time to relax and play what we want.

What have you been playing this August? I’ll go first: I’ve been playing a...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jul 02, 2019.

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Oh my god, it’s the weekend! I did not see that coming! Let’s play some video games.

This weekend, I have a bunch of video game plans. I’m going to be playing some Destiny, as a matter of fact. I still have yet to complete Oryx hard mode, and the time has come. I am so, so jaded and pessimistic about HM Oryx, but I kinda feel like we’re finally going to do it. I’ll doubtless also play some...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jun 30, 2019.

Destiny’s Festival of the Lost will return next Tuesday, October 25

Destiny’s Festival of the Lost will return next Tuesday, October 25

Destiny’s Festival of the Lost will return next Tuesday, October 25. It’ll run through November 8. Hope you’ve kept space in your vault for a whole shitload of masks! I want the eyeball one.

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jun 30, 2019.

That’s an interesting custom Mother Base emblem in the latest Metal Gear Solid V demo video…

That’s an interesting custom Mother Base emblem in the latest Metal Gear Solid V demo video…

That’s an interesting custom Mother Base emblem in the latest Metal Gear Solid V demo video…

...of course, they change it midway through. The rest of the video is pretty cool, and among other things shows how the game’s online multiplayer incursions will work.

(Thanks to reader David for the heads-up.)

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jun 28, 2019.

Probably The Most Satisfying Thing I've Ever Done In A Video Game

Probably The Most Satisfying Thing I've Ever Done In A Video Game
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Sure, it’s satisfying to beat a tough Dark Souls boss. It’s just as satisfying to roll through a bunch of stuff.

If you found the sorcerer Orbeck of Vinheim near the Crystal Sage bonfire in Dark Souls 3, you’ve probably noticed his lovely workshop. So many scrolls, stacked so carefully! It’d be a shame if anything...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jun 23, 2019.

Gravity Rush 2 is still looking great

Gravity Rush 2 is still looking great

Gravity Rush 2 is still looking great. I was remiss in not posting this trailer last night, and to be honest I halfway think Sony should’ve just spent their entire E3 press conference on this game. That’s just me, though.

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jun 20, 2019.

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

I didn’t do a “what are you playing?” post for January, so instead I’m going to do one for this coming weekend. Weekends are people, too!

So: What are you playing these days? I’ll go first: If you’ve been listening to our Kotaku Splitscreen podcast, you already know that I’ve been playing a lot of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Batman: Arkham Knight lately. I finally finished Syndicate last...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jun 20, 2019.

And Now For An Absurd Call of Duty Play

And Now For An Absurd <i>Call of Duty</i> Play
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They thought they had the bomb covered. No way the other team could get to it. They didn’t count on flying ninja squirrel soldiers, of course. No one expects a flying ninja squirrel.

All you really have to know to understand this play (via MLG) by Call of Duty pro Jared “Nagafen” Harrell is that he’s is the last man...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jun 13, 2019.

Not much new in Bungie’s Destiny stream that didn’t already leak

Not much new in Bungie’s Destiny stream that didn’t already leak

Not much new in Bungie’s Destiny stream that didn’t already leak . The Rise of Iron DLC will cost $30 and will only be on PS4 and Xbox One. There’ll be a way to port your character if you’re trading up from last-gen. Everything else leaked last night , so you can find all the info in that post.

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Jun 13, 2019.

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?
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Another week on the books! Another weekend looms! Let’s play some video games.

Holy cow man, the games are piling up. Remember when the January/February window was considered a slow period for new games? Yeah, me neither. Between the stuff that recently came out and the stuff that’s about to, I’m absolutely drowning in...

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