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Baten Kaitos Speedrunner Loses 97 Hours Of Progress Due To A Single Item

Cult-classic card game Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean is a pretty big game, especially if you want to collect everything there is to find. A 100% speedrun takes over 300 hours to complete, and even a single mistake could spell disaster. World record holder “Baffan” learned this the hard way during a…Read …

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Steam's Recommendations Will Now Show Popular Games Less Often

Last October, Steam’s algorithm briefly went haywire, filling users’ “More Like This” recommendation sections with popular games while negatively affecting under-the-radar indies who needed the exposure. At the time, Valve chalked this up to “a bug” which it said it corrected, but smaller developers complain that…Read more… Source: Kotaku | Steam's Recommendations Will Now Show …

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Players Are Not Pleased With World Of Warcraft’s New Recruit-A-Friend Program

After going on hiatus in June, World of Warcraft’s long-running Recruit-AFriend program will return later this year with cool new mounts, pets, and garb for players who convince others to join the game. The rewards, which include WoW’s first-ever backpack, look wonderful. It’s nearly everything else about the program,…Read more… Source: Kotaku | Players Are …

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World of Warcraft Players Are Migrating From Fan Servers To WoW Classic

“I couldn’t help it,” said Ash, one of the dedicated World of Warcraft fans who’d helped manage illicit fan servers for years, of his decision to play Blizzard’s official World of Warcraft Classic. “I just wanted to stop working on privately owned projects and focus on myself for once. And that’s what I did… For…Read …

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Daemon X Machina: The Kotaku Review

Daemon X Machina, out September 13 from Marvelous, is a game about gigantic customizable mechs. Here is another way to describe it: the worst filler episode of your favorite anime series. It is a mess of a game, with a story mode chock full of unintelligible cutscenes, repetitious anime tropes, and a core of mech…Read …

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Report: Rick Fox's Esports Organization Plans To Sell League Of Legends Slot To Rams, Arsenal Owner

Former LA Laker Rick Fox’s esports organization Team Echo Fox plans to sell its slot in the North American League of Legends Championship Series to Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke, according to a new report by ESPN.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Report: Rick Fox's Esports Organization Plans To Sell League Of Legends Slot To …

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Overwatch's New Hero Sigma Is Slow But Scary

What would you do if you could control gravity? Would you float everywhere? Hurl boulders at people? Yell all the time about a mysterious melody that haunts your every semi-lucid moment? Overwatch’s newest hero, the unhinged, accidentally evil astrophysicist Sigma, can do all of that and more. He’s fun to play, but he…Read more… Source: …

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Call Of Duty Pro’s Controller Stops Working In The Middle Of The Finals

Sometimes a controller breaks and it’s frustrating. Sometimes a controller breaks and you’re forced to remap buttons in the middle of a tense come-from-behind win at a major Call of Duty tournament with $200,000 on the line.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Call Of Duty Pro’s Controller Stops Working In The Middle Of The Finals

The Treacherous Tales Of The Red Dead Online Player Who Takes Pictures Of Strangers

More than half a year after release, Red Dead Online is still mostly what you make of it. As players await fresh content, it’s hard for some not to seethe in envy when they catch a glimpse of, say, Grand Theft Auto Online’s glitzy new casino. One Red Dead player, however, is making his own …

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Half-Life Fan Remake's Final Chapter Is Now Partly Playable

The long-awaited Half-Life fan remake Black Mesa first came out back in 2012. Gee, sure has Xen a while since then, huh? And yet, only now is the saga finally nearing its conclusion. The Black Mesa team decided to take Half-Life’s divisive “Xen” chapters back to the drawing board and flesh out the alien fish …

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A Guide To Auto Chess, 2019’s Most Popular New Game Genre

Over the weekend, Dota Underlords lured 200,000 concurrent players onto its checkered battlefield of swords, sorcery, and slot machines. Meanwhile, Riot’s Teamfight Tactics continued to duel with Fortnite for the Twitch throne. Also, I played Dota Underlords like it was my dang job. If it feels like these Auto Chess…Read more… Source: Kotaku | A …

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