Video gaming

Destiny And Spider-Man Studios Respond To Court Overturning Roe

Image: Insomniac Games / Sony On Friday the US Supreme Court made good on a longstanding right-wing threat to overturn Roe v. Wadeand with it eradicate the constitutional right to abortion that had existed for nearly 50 years. Now some of gaming’s most well known studios, which had previously been silent, are speaking up about …

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Goodbye Zachtronics, Developers Of Very Cool Puzzle Video Games

On July 5, Zachtronics will be releasing Last Call BBS, a collection of stylish little puzzle games wrapped up in a retro PC gaming vibe. After 11 years in business (and even longer outside of commercial releases), a time which has seen the studio develop a cult following almost unrivalled in indie gaming, it will …

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Pokémon GO’s Remote Raid Passes Feel Under Threat By Niantic

Image: Niantic Of all the many excellent changes Niantic made to Pokémon GO In the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic, remote raiding seemed to be the one that was most likely to survive long-term. So of course, every new move the developer makes seems to be threatening its future. Time was, when you wanted …

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Destiny 2 DMCA Revenge Plot Now A $7.6 Million Bungie Lawsuit

Image: Bungie A spree of rogue DMCA takedown notices for Destiny 2 content on YouTube earlier this year has now ballooned into a $7.6 million lawsuit, as Bungie goes after the alleged perpetrator in court. In addition, some Destiny 2 content creators now say they feel “betrayed” after the person who was seemingly responsible denied …

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Krafton’s Latest ‘AI’ Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Image: Kraton When I first saw Ana, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Publisher Krafton’s attempt to put a face on its artificial “virtual human” technology, I was disappointed to see that this supposed Web 3.0 innovation was really just another pretty, pale girl. She’s airbrushed, but still tangible. She’s biting her tongue, looking at you. And I fear …

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Steelrising Combines Snappy Souls Combat And French Weirdness

GIF: Spiders / Nacon / Kotaku Genre has been on my mind a lot ever since I had a chance to get some hands-on time with a preview build of Steelrising, an upcoming soulslike action-RPG from French developer Spiders. In this stab at the infectiously popular and notoriously challenging genre, Spiders hopes to send us …

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Halo Infinite Briefly Names Juneteenth-Themed Cosmetic ‘Bonobo’

Screenshot: 343 Industries / Kotaku Last night, developer 343 Industries rolled out a Juneteenth-themed cosmetic option for Halo Infinite, its multiplayer shooter. For a moment, the affiliated Pan-African-themed color palette was titled “Bonobo.” A bonobofor those who don’t know, is an endangered species of great ape. I do not need to tell you how abhorrent …

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Diablo Immortal Is For Mobile Gamers, Not Original Diablo Fans

Image: Blizzard Diablo Immortal has been setting the internet alight with controversy. Every gaming website under the sun has a take about how The microtransactions ruin the gameplay and how Blizzard was ruining fans’ beloved childhood memories of Diablo. The game currently holds the user lowest score on Metacritic. Still more Diablo fans feel like …

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Battlefield 2042 Fans Are Loving Season One’s New Content

Image: DICE After a disastrous launch and months of treading water, the beleaguered Battlefield 2042 had its first major update last week with the introduction of Season Onewhich saw the game get its first new map, weapon, vehicle and specialist since its release eight months ago. That doesn’t sound like much, and let’s be clear …

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