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Street Fighter V's Best Players Battle This Weekend For The Game's Biggest Prize Street Fighter V's Best Players Battle This Weekend For The Game's Biggest Prize

The best Street Fighter V players in the world will face off in Las Vegas this weekend for the 2018 Capcom Cup, and after last year’s shocking finals, it’s anybody’s guess as to who will take away the trophy. Competitors qualify for the cup based on their performance in Capcom Pro Tour tournaments throughout the year,…

Fallout 76, One Month Later Fallout 76, One Month Later

It feels like Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic shooter has already been out for a while, especially since its early access-style beta began all the way back in October, but Fallout 76 officially launched just one month ago. And what a long month it’s been, filled with release-build bugs, post-launch updates, and a big…

Below Is Finally Out, And It’s Not Screwing Around Below Is Finally Out, And It’s Not Screwing Around

Below came out today on Xbox One and PC, after five years in development. I’ve spent about five hours with the game. Despite going in with very few expectations, the game still managed to defy them.

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection On Switch Is A Brilliant Historical Package SNK 40th Anniversary Collection On Switch Is A Brilliant Historical Package

New anthologies of old games have gotten a lot better recently, especially on the Nintendo Switch. In addition to Sega releasing individual games from its back catalog with new features, the company also recently ported its smartly packaged Genesis Classics collection to the console. Recently, the Switch also received…

Rain World is coming to the Nintendo Switch later today. I actually really loved the survival platformer’s esoteric rules and thought they complimented the game’s beautiful, mysterious world, but fortunately, Switch is getting the 1.7 version which includes an easy mode for when dying all the time starts to wear thin. 

Valve Says Artifact Exploit Had Little Effect On The Game's Economy Valve Says Artifact Exploit Had Little Effect On The Game's Economy

The in-game economy for Valve’s new digital card game, Artifact, was upended earlier today after the company accidentally created an exploit that made it possible to buy its card packs at a heavily-discounted price. While Valve said the impact wasn’t huge, it’s led to renewed debate within the game’s community about…

Kingdom Two Crowns Doesn’t Feel Like A Sequel But It’s Still A Great Minimalist Strategy Game Kingdom Two Crowns Doesn’t Feel Like A Sequel But It’s Still A Great Minimalist Strategy Game

Kingdom Two Crowns is a clever, streamlined side-scrolling strategy game filled with beautiful pixel art and a great sense of atmosphere. I’ve had a hard time tearing myself away from it these past few days. While it doesn’t feel like a full sequel, it brings a bunch of worthwhile additions that make it superior to…

Fallout 76 Event ‘Feed The People’ No Longer Feeds The People Fallout 76 Event ‘Feed The People’ No Longer Feeds The People

Fallout 76, Bethesda’s troubled online survival shooter, received an update today that included a number of bug fixes and the addition of push-to-talk on PC. These all looked like welcome improvements, except for one small thing: the game’s “Feed the People” public event no longer gives every player on a server cans…

It's Mad Easy To Hack The PlayStation Classic It's Mad Easy To Hack The PlayStation Classic

The PlayStation Classic was a great idea that was disappointingly executed. Not surprisingly, hackers have been hard at work trying to crack the novelty console as they’ve done already with Nintendo’s NES Classic and SNES Classic.

The Infinity Blade Trilogy has been removed from the App Store. A spokesperson for Epic Games declined to comment to Kotaku on the series’ future. Epic said in a blog post the games were removed because it was becoming “increasingly difficult” to continue supporting the series “at a level that meets our standards.” 

The State Of Xbox One In 2018 The State Of Xbox One In 2018

In sports they call it a rebuilding year. Xbox One has had a few of those recently, but it’s an especially appropriate description of the console’s 2018. This wasn’t a year for new hardware nor a major blockbuster exclusive game. The most exciting announcement to come out of Microsoft was the news that it is acquiring…

Man Arrested For Alleged Domestic Abuse Recorded During Fortnite Stream Man Arrested For Alleged Domestic Abuse Recorded During Fortnite Stream

Police arrested a video game streamer Sunday night in Australia and charged him with assault after he allegedly abused his girlfriend while streaming Fortnite on Twitch.

Monster Hunter: World is getting a new expansion called Iceborne in Autumn 2019. It’ll add new monsters, equipment, areas, and a new quest rank, but otherwise Capcom hasn’t shared anything more specific. The game is also getting two free updates earlier in the year, including a collaborative event with everybody’s…

Europe’s Top Counter-Strike Team Eyes $1 Million Grand Slam Prize Europe’s Top Counter-Strike Team Eyes $1 Million Grand Slam Prize

Astralis have been on a roll lately. After starting out the year with an uncharacteristically disastrous performance at the ELEAGUE Boston Major in January, they rallied to take first-place at just over half of all tournaments they’ve competed in so far this year. Another win at this weekend’s ESL Pro League Finals…

Epic's New PC Game Store Is Making Waves Even Without A Ton Of Games Epic's New PC Game Store Is Making Waves Even Without A Ton Of Games

Epic Games’ new digital storefront went live last night during the Game Awards and it already has an exclusive to call its own: Hades, the latest game from the developers of Bastion and Pyre at Supergiant Games. It’s one of the reasons to give the store, which lives inside Epic’s game launcher for Fortnite, a look in…

God of War Wins Game Of The Year At The 2018 Game Awards God of War Wins Game Of The Year At The 2018 Game Awards

God of War is the 2018 Game Awards’ Game of the Year, beating out stiff competition from games both big and small including Red Dead Redemption 2 and Celeste. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Spider-Man, and Monster Hunter: World also came up short in the category, though a few of them picked up honors elsewhere during the…

GOG's Community Manager Was Fired For Offensive Tweets GOG's Community Manager Was Fired For Offensive Tweets

On October 22 the Twitter account for the digital gaming storefront GOG sent out a Tweet using a hashtag advocating for trans rights to try to promote its digital storefront. Though quickly deleted, it was the third in a string of offensive tweets sent this year from accounts associated with CD Projekt Red, which owns…

Fallout 76's New Patch Brings Unexpected Changes And More Tedium Fallout 76's New Patch Brings Unexpected Changes And More Tedium

Fallout 76 is not in a good place. There’s pretty much a consensus among fans on this point. Last week, Bethesda pivoted on its messaging, posting an apology to players on the Fallout 76 subreddit for not being very communicative about its plans for updating and fixing the game going forward. After the latest patch w…

Command And Conquer Mobile Game Would Be Great If It Weren't Pay-To-Win Command And Conquer Mobile Game Would Be Great If It Weren't Pay-To-Win

Command and Conquer: Rivals, out yesterday, takes the beloved real-time strategy series into the controversial world of free-to-play mobile games, which tend to be fueled by loot boxes and microtransactions. This game is, too, and it goes to absolutely zero lengths to mask that. Worst of all, the game’s still fun…

Rapper 2 Milly Sues Epic Games For Stealing His Dance Rapper 2 Milly Sues Epic Games For Stealing His Dance

Rapper 2 Milly is suing the maker of Fortnite, Epic Games, for selling his signature “Milly Rock” dance as an emote called “Swipe It.” Pierce Bainbridge, the law firm representing 2 Milly, filed the complaint in the Central District Court of California today, accusing Epic of, among other things, copyright…

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