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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson yesterday at 07:10.

The Big Con is a game is about conning people

The Big Con is a game is about conning people
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The Big Con is a game is about conning people. In the ‘90s. In it, you’ll “meet NPCs from all walks of life, rip them off, and sometimes help them if you feel like it.” You’ll be doing this in hopes of saving your mom, who owns a video store, from her debt to loan sharks. Because it’s the set in the ‘90s, you...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson yesterday at 06:00.

New Overwatch Custom Mode Turns Sigma Into A Dodgeball Player

New Overwatch Custom Mode Turns Sigma Into A Dodgeball Player

If you think about it, Overwatch’s new hero, Sigma, is kinda like a schoolkid—by which I mean he’s slow, and he likes to throw rocks. This, obviously, makes him an ideal competitor for a large-scale game of dodgeball.

Overwatch player Pug has created a custom mode called “Sigma Dodgeball” (code: 0V80F), in which two teams of six Sigmas face off in the time-honored sport that’s basically an IRL...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 16, 2019 at 07:30. 2 comments

Fire Emblem Hacker Figures Out How To Have Tea Parties With Death Knight, Byleth, And Others

Fire Emblem Hacker Figures Out How To Have Tea Parties With Death Knight, Byleth, And Others

When I fail to carry on a coherent conversation during a regular after-school hangout, I only have to worry about disappointing one of my precious anime children, all of who mean the whole entire world to me. On the other hand, if I bombed a tea party with the Death Knight, I’m worried that he might decide to live up to his name.

One enterprising hacker decided to explore this grim fantasy by...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 16, 2019 at 06:00. 10 comments

Dota 2 Fans' Reactions To Hong Kong Protests Take Over Twitch Chat Of $33 Million Tournament

Dota 2 Fans' Reactions To Hong Kong Protests Take Over Twitch Chat Of $33 Million Tournament

We’re just days away from the biggest Dota 2 event of the year, the annual International tournament with its $33 million prize pool. Normally, this would be a time of celebration, but throughout the group stages leading into the August 20 main event, hardly anybody in Twitch chat has been talking about the games. Instead, fans have been in an uproar over Valve’s decision to host the...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 15, 2019 at 06:30. 1 comments

Old Memes Are Better With Fire Emblem Characters

Old Memes Are Better With Fire Emblem Characters

The students in Fire Emblem: Three Houses are my children. They’re yours too, and so I’m sure you’ll agree that everything is better with our gaggle of rainbow-haired anime children in it. Even memes we’ll almost certainly be sick of in two weeks.

This line of thought has given rise to the #RedrawRiegan hashtag on Twitter, in which artists are redrawing popular memes, scenes from TV shows, and...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 15, 2019 at 04:00.

New Apex Legends Axe Costs $170 In Coin Packs

New Apex Legends Axe Costs $170 In Coin Packs

They say you’ve got to spend money to make money. In the case of Apex Legends’ new event, you’ll have to spend $160 to earn the opportunity to spend $10 to unlock a $35 virtual axe. Confused? Oh, my friend, we’re just getting started.

Raven’s Bite is an Heirloom-quality melee weapon added as part of Apex Legends’ Iron Crown Collection event. Heirloom is the highest tier of items in Apex...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 14, 2019 at 07:35.

Discord Explains How It Handles Harassment, Doxxing, And Threatening Behavior

Discord Explains How It Handles Harassment, Doxxing, And Threatening Behavior

Discord, the only way young people communicate via voice after we collectively agreed to stop answering phone calls several years ago, is trying to be more open about how it handles harassment, threats, doxxing, and other forms of abuse on its platform. In order to do this, it plans to release regular “transparency reports,” the first of which is available to peruse now.

The idea, says...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 14, 2019 at 05:00. 9 comments

Overwatch League's Role Lock Changes Still Can't Please Fans

Overwatch League's Role Lock Changes Still Can't Please Fans

Overwatch League fans asked for change , and they got it. The season’s fourth stage kicked off three weeks ago with the introduction of a 2-2-2 role lock that requires teams to be made up of two tanks, two DPS heroes, and two supports. This change would finally put the long-reviled “GOATS” meta, which involves three tanks and three supports, out to pasture. Now, there’s a new meta powered by...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 14, 2019 at 02:15. 5 comments

Overwatch just got a big update

Overwatch just got a big update

Overwatch just got a big update. Gravity manipulating tank hero Sigma and the much-anticipated 2-2-2 role lock are now on live servers. They arrive alongside a slew of balance tweaks, including an increase in ultimate cost across all heroes.

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 13, 2019 at 07:00. 4 comments

Mario Maker 2’s Hell Level Is Even Worse In Counter-Strike

Mario Maker 2’s Hell Level Is Even Worse In Counter-Strike
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Sometimes, you’ve just got to dust off an old classic. And ruin it. Last month, that’s exactly what one Mario Maker 2 player did with the original Super Mario Bros’ opening level, transforming it into a lava stick hellscape for freaks...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 13, 2019 at 05:35. 5 comments

You can now reserve character names for WoW Classic

You can now reserve character names for WoW Classic

You can now reserve character names for WoW Classic. If you’re a current World of Warcraft subscriber, you can pre-create up to three characters for the long-awaited re-vanilla-ing of Blizzard’s fantasy MMO titan (not to be confused with Blizzard’s cancelled MMO, Titan ). If you ever wanted to lay claim to “LeeroyJenkins,” “MichaelFahey,” your own real name, or somebody else’s real name that...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 13, 2019 at 04:00. 15 comments

System Shock 2 Has Been Getting New Patches For Years, Based On The Work Of A Fan Nobody Can Find

System Shock 2 Has Been Getting New Patches For Years, Based On The Work Of A Fan Nobody Can Find

System Shock 2 is a beloved classic, a fascinating tangle of shooter, survival horror, and role-playing systems that intermingle and spark with a frightening menace. After developer Looking Glass Studios closed in 2000, the game wound up in ownership limbo. For a time, it languished without updates. Getting it to run on more modern machines increasingly became a massive hassle. Then, in 2012,...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 09, 2019. 22 comments

Walmart Asks Employees To Remove Violent Video Game Signage

Walmart Asks Employees To Remove Violent Video Game Signage

For the past couple of days, Walmart employees have been receiving memos instructing them to remove “any signing or displays that contain violent images or aggressive behavior.” Principal among the suggested items are demos and signs promoting violent video games.

Vice first reported on the memo’s circulation earlier today. It tells employees to “remove,” “turn off,” or “cancel” a range of...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 09, 2019. 12 comments

The Top Streamers On Twitch Now That Ninja's Gone

The Top Streamers On Twitch Now That Ninja's Gone

Last week , Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, much like his namesake, crept out of the figurative building—flanked on all sides by fanfare, cascading grey-blue mountains of Red Bull, and ill-considered jokes . Soon, he made his presence known under a different roof: Mixer, Microsoft’s competitor to Twitch. Blevins has left behind a void. The question is, who will fill it?

The answer, in the short term,...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 08, 2019. 12 comments

Blizzard Creates Tool To Help Old World Of Warcraft Buddies Find Each Other

Blizzard Creates Tool To Help Old World Of Warcraft Buddies Find Each Other

If you’ve been a lapsed World of Warcraft player for the past 10-plus years, you’ve probably let some relationships fall by the wayside—for example, the entire guild that formed the core of your social life when you were in a suffocatingly small Christian high school in Texas. Maybe you’ve found yourself sipping a beverage in the loneliest corner of your local bar wondering, “What ever...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 08, 2019. 17 comments

As Police Investigate Threats To Twitch Offices, Employees Told To Work From Home

As Police Investigate Threats To Twitch Offices, Employees Told To Work From Home

After multiple threats were sent to Twitch’s offices in San Francisco, California, the company has asked employees to work from home for the day. Police are investigating.

Business Insider first reported on the situation earlier today. Twitch confirmed the publication’s report in an email to Kotaku.

“We were made aware of a threat against our San Francisco HQ on Tuesday, and have been working...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 07, 2019. 12 comments

Epic Store Rage Has Gotten Out Of Hand

Epic Store Rage Has Gotten Out Of Hand

The developers of cutesy Animal Crossing-Pokemon mashup Ooblets just had a weekend from hell . After trying to preempt a tidal wave of rage over their newly announced Epic Games Store exclusivity, they got hit with a swirling tsunami of foaming-at-the-mouth anger, up to and including death threats and anti-Semitic hoaxes. This is the worst overreaction to an Epic deal that’s yet been...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 06, 2019. 6 comments

Buildings Have Feelings Too is a city management game about buildings that can walk and talk to each

Buildings Have Feelings Too is a city management game about buildings that can walk and talk to each
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Buildings Have Feelings Too is a city management game about buildings that can walk and talk to each other. They have hopes and aspirations, but also, they’re buildings, and the forces of change and expansion are rarely kind to...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 06, 2019. 24 comments

Epic Pledges To Support Developers After Intense Harassment Of Ooblets Team

Epic Pledges To Support Developers After Intense Harassment Of Ooblets Team

By now, you probably know the drill: A developer announces that it will sell the PC version of its game exclusively through the Epic Games Store. Cue wailing, gnashing of teeth , and increasingly, harassment from folks used to smashing that “buy” button on Steam. The latest target of Epic exclusivity ire? The developers of Ooblets, who tried to get out in front of the inevitable stampede of...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 03, 2019. 24 comments

Sigma's New 'Asylum' Skin Raises Concerns About Overwatch's Handling Of Mental-Illness Tropes

Sigma's New 'Asylum' Skin Raises Concerns About Overwatch's Handling Of Mental-Illness Tropes

Overwatch’s newest hero, Sigma, was introduced to the world on a gurney. Though the video was purposefully non-linear, Sigma had suffered a mental breakdown after attempting to harness the power of a black hole. He hollered half-coherently while being wheeled through what appeared to be a psychiatric facility: “Hold it together, hold it together!” Since then, more and more fans have begun to...

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