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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 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 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...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton May 26, 2019.

I Can’t Stop Watching This Destiny Player Wreck Trials All By Himself

I Can’t Stop Watching This <i>Destiny</i> Player Wreck Trials All By Himself
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Each weekend, Destiny’s Trials of Osiris gives competitive players a chance to team up with two friends and take on the toughest PvP competition out there. Or, if you’re extremely good at Destiny, you can skip the teaming up part and play solo.

I chatted some with Destiny streamer/YouTuber SirDimetrious last week for

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton May 21, 2019.

​What Are You Playing This February?

​What Are You Playing This February?

It's February! That magical month where we all start to feel like maybe winter will end... and then the weather turns, and it's super awful and dark and cold again.

Last month I forgot about this post and wound up running it in the middle of the month, but I'm determined to get us all on track going forward. So: What have you been playing lately? What's on your agenda for February?

I'll go...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton May 17, 2019.

Want to listen to a bunch of people talking about video game music?

Want to listen to a bunch of people talking about video game music?

Want to listen to a bunch of people talking about video game music? You’re in luck. Last week I stopped by the Portland-based podcast The Future of What to talk about music and video games. It was a really fun chat! Listen below or on Soundcloud.

My segment’s at the 13-minute mark:

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton May 14, 2019.

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

It’s officially summer! Time to crank the AC and play some video games.

I’ll go first: This weekend I’m gonna play some 35mm, which looks fascinating. I’ll also doubtless be playing some more Hitman, since I have a bunch of escalations and other Marrakesh stuff I want to get done before next weekend’s just-announced elusive target. Overwatch is on the agenda as well, mostly so Jason and I can

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton May 12, 2019.

What Books Are You Reading These Days?

What Books Are You Reading These Days?

Here at Kotaku, we don't just play video games all day and night. Sometimes, we read. Sometimes we even read books! Wild, I know.

I've read a few good books lately, and wanted to check in to see what you all have been reading. For my part, I recently finished Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice, which I liked a lot, as well as a spontaneous re-read of Stephen King's The Stand, which in some ways...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton May 01, 2019.

Bungie has issued a Destiny hotfix that they say should fix the bug in the “Players In Activity” fea

Bungie has issued a Destiny hotfix that they say should fix the bug in the “Players In Activity” fea

Bungie has issued a Destiny hotfix that they say should fix the bug in the “Players In Activity” feature that forced them to cancel multiplayer events like the Trials of Osiris and this week’s Iron Banner. Both events “may” return this weekend (Trials) and next week (Iron Banner), provided everything checks out post-hotfix. More info here.

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Apr 28, 2019.

Eurogamer went to Poland and visited CD Projekt Red to talk about the creation of The Witcher 3

Eurogamer went to Poland and visited CD Projekt Red to talk about the creation of The Witcher 3

Eurogamer went to Poland and visited CD Projekt Red to talk about the creation of The Witcher 3. They’ve published a really cool article about their trip, which offers a rare degree of insight into how such a vast, complex game is made. (And why it was delayed last fall.)

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Apr 26, 2019.

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

It’s been a super relaxing Friday, huh? Doubtless this weekend and next week will be chill, too. What better time to kick back with some video games?

So, right, just kidding, everything is crazy all the time and E3 is about to happen. Still time to play some games, though. For my part, I’m planning to make more progress in The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine, which I’m still digging and don’t really...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Apr 26, 2019.

The latest XCOM 2 trailer gives a sense of how base management will work

The latest XCOM 2 trailer gives a sense of how base management will work

The latest XCOM 2 trailer gives a sense of how base management will work. Research and development, troop training, and monitoring for attacks, all from your new mobile base on a repurposed alien ship. Which I’m sure won’t lead to any complications...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Apr 26, 2019.

Last week on Kotaku Splitscreen, Jason and I talked about finally beating Destiny’s King’s Fall raid

Last week on Kotaku Splitscreen, Jason and I talked about finally beating Destiny’s King’s Fall raid

Last week on Kotaku Splitscreen, Jason and I talked about finally beating Destiny’s King’s Fall raid on hard mode. With the challenge modifier, no less! Listen to the excerpt in the video above, along with video of our successful push against Oryx.

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Apr 21, 2019.

Destiny's Trials of Osiris Delayed Because Of Exploit

<i>Destiny</i>'s Trials of Osiris Delayed Because Of Exploit

Bungie is delaying the much-anticipated return of Destiny’s Trials of Osiris while they address a recently discovered exploit that can totally ruin competitive matches.

The announcement is part of the latest Destiny weekly update, which also includes a release date for the King’s Fall raid’s upcoming hard mode. Trials of Osiris no longer has a specific release date; King’s Fall hard mode is...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Apr 20, 2019.

Destiny Players Somehow Two-Man The Final Raid Boss 

<i>Destiny</i> Players Somehow Two-Man The Final Raid Boss 

Over the weekend, two Destiny players beat Oryx, the final boss of the King’s Fall raid, without any backup. Yes, two.

The feat was pulled off by CommanderCuesta of The Legend Himself clan, along with his teammate A Death Card. If you’ve played the King’s Fall raid, I highly recommend watching. It is ridiculous. Check it out:

The Oryx fight is designed for a full team of six. Played...

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Apr 18, 2019.

I really enjoyed reading through Game Informer’s exhaustive summary of Destiny’s backstory and lore

I really enjoyed reading through Game Informer’s exhaustive summary of Destiny’s backstory and lore

I really enjoyed reading through Game Informer’s exhaustive summary of Destiny’s backstory and lore. I love a good lore recap, and I’ve recently gotten pretty into reading Destiny’s Grimore cards myself. Jaren Ward for president!

Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Apr 06, 2019.

At long last, the beloved 2005 action/tactics game Swat 4 is available on GOG

At long last, the beloved 2005 action/tactics game Swat 4 is available on GOG

At long last, the beloved 2005 action/tactics game Swat 4 is available on GOG. The folks at GOG have also posted an interview with two of the core designers, Paul Hellquist and Bill Gardner.

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