Minecraft Patching Out Controversial Parrot Feeding Mechanic

Minecraft Patching Out Controversial Parrot Feeding Mechanic After a minor controversy, Minecraft will change up the way players tame parrots, VICE Motherboard reports. And while it sounds like the least controversial mechanic in gaming history, the patch was spurned by a Reddit post with 37,000 upvotes that accused the game of potentially endangering real-life parrots. […]

Valve Making Big Changes To Steam Trading Cards To Combat 'Fake Games'

Valve Making Big Changes To Steam Trading Cards To Combat 'Fake Games' Steam is littered with games of, shall we say, questionable quality. This has been a known issue for quite some time. Only recently, however, has Valve begun to directly address it. Last month, they said they’re taking aim at so-called “fake games.? Now […]

It’s Ridiculous That Nier: Automata Still Hasn't Been Patched On PC

It’s Ridiculous That Nier: Automata Still Hasn't Been Patched On PC Nier: Automata came out two months ago on PC. It’s a really good game, and a clear standout during an unusually strong spring. So why the heck is the PC version still loaded with basic bugs and other problems that haven’t been patched? Read more… […]

Torment: Tides of Numenera just got a big update.

Torment: Tides of Numenera just got a big update. Torment: Tides of Numenera just got a big update. It’s free and includes a new companion, Oom, as well as a codex. There are also improvements to crises, character progression, and the UI. If you want to try the new stuff—especially Oom—inXile recommends that you start […]

Collecting Sega Master System Games Is A Huge Pain In The Ass

Collecting Sega Master System Games Is A Huge Pain In The Ass With only 114 U.S. game releases and fairly reasonable aftermarket prices, the Sega Master System is an increasingly popular target for collectors who want to try amassing a single console’s entire library. But as soon as you start, you find out that it’s […]

How To Trash Talk

How To Trash Talk Trash talking is divisive among gamers. If you go too far, you run the risk of sending your friend home crying and never again playing another round of Mario Party against them. Or, if you’re conflict-averse, a few unsavory words over Madden could make you think worse of your good buddy. […]

The Weekend In Esports: League Of Legends, Madden 17, And The Gwent Challenger Finals

The Weekend In Esports: League Of Legends, Madden 17, And The Gwent Challenger Finals The weekend’s competitive gaming starts with a card game inspired by a Polish fantasy series and ends with two people calling last-minute plays in a virtual recreation of NFL football. Aren’t esports great? Read more… Source: Kotaku Link: The Weekend In […]

The Binding Of Isaac Dev Releases Second Mod Pack And Teases New Project

The Binding Of Isaac Dev Releases Second Mod Pack And Teases New Project It turns out that Edmund McMillen will not in fact spend the rest of his life making expansions for 2011's macabre roguelike, The Binding of Isaac. In a post describing the latest fan mods to be added to the official version, McMillen […]

This Week In The Business: VR's Virtual Diversity

This Week In The Business: VR's Virtual Diversity QUOTE | “Part of my job involves funding content and my heart sinks when someone brings me something that’s a shooter, because a shooter is almost the lowest common denominator at this point.? – Oculus’ Callum Underwood says it’s time for VR devs to move on and […]

Guy Gets His Dad To Reenact Overwatch Emotes

Guy Gets His Dad To Reenact Overwatch Emotes It’s Friday. Finally! Obviously, it’s time to unwind the same way you do every Friday: by watching a video of somebody’s dad. Read more… Source: Kotaku Link: Guy Gets His Dad To Reenact Overwatch Emotes

What We Liked (And Didn’t Like) About Breath Of The Wild’s Final Boss

What We Liked (And Didn’t Like) About Breath Of The Wild’s Final Boss On this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen, Jason and I were joined by our boss Stephen Totilo to talk about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with full spoilers. We started with the final boss fight. Read more… Source: Kotaku Link: What […]

The Five Highest Rated Games On Steam Probably Aren't What You Expect

The Five Highest Rated Games On Steam Probably Aren't What You Expect Of the 100 billion games on Steam, one for every star in the sky, which are the absolute cream of the crop? Which have users rated the highest? To borrow a cliche from The Bad Internet, the answer may surprise yo—[vomits profusely]. Read more… […]

The Five Best Anime Moms

The Five Best Anime Moms Three cheers for moms. Single moms, cookie-baking moms, strict moms, workaholic moms, martial arts master moms, bike gang moms, wolf child moms and actually-giant-mecha moms—we appreciate you, in life and in anime. And there are some very, very good moms in anime. Read more… Source: Kotaku Link: The Five Best […]

Kotaku'Shop Contest:Midnight Mario, Winners!

Kotaku'Shop Contest:Midnight Mario, Winners! We started this contest with a much darker vision of life in New Donk City for Mario, but thanks to this weeks winner, we can end it on a much brighter one. Read more… Source: Kotaku Link: Kotaku'Shop Contest:Midnight Mario, Winners!

Dota 2 Pro Makes Clutch Play From Beyond The Grave

Dota 2 Pro Makes Clutch Play From Beyond The Grave Ludwig zai Whlberg probably didnt expect to stumble into the entire enemy team while near his home base in the dwindling minutes of the Pit League Season 5 quarterfinals, but it didnt matter either. Some quick thinking allowed him to secure the win for Evil […]

Battlefield 1 Sniper Perfectly Fakes Out Enemy

Battlefield 1 Sniper Perfectly Fakes Out Enemy Today on Highlight Reel we have Battlefield 1 moments, Halo spins, Overwatch point defenses, UFC knockouts and much more! Read more… Source: Kotaku Link: Battlefield 1 Sniper Perfectly Fakes Out Enemy

Red Dead Redemption Fans Turn Rockstar's Tease Into Comedy Gold

Red Dead Redemption Fans Turn Rockstar's Tease Into Comedy Gold Rockstars been teasing the crap out of a big reveal for the past couple days. Their tease medium of choice? Images of stars and cowboys. Obviously, theyre either about to announce a new Red Dead game, or a gripping open-world narrative experience about sports teams […]

Overwatch Fans Hacked Actual People In An Attempt To Find Sombra

Overwatch Fans Hacked Actual People In An Attempt To Find Sombra The hunt for info on Overwatchs next hero, a stealthy hacker named Sombra, has brought over 7,000 fans into Blizzards alternate reality game (ARG). But some bystanders have become unwilling participants in the ARG as well, as players hungry for Overwatchs hacker have partaken […]

Hit Dating Game Mystic Messenger Makes A Game Out Of Emotional Labor

Hit Dating Game Mystic Messenger Makes A Game Out Of Emotional Labor The Korean dating simulator Mystic Messenger has become somewhat of a sensation among over a million women worldwide. Its an otome game (literally, maiden game) that offers female players a harem of anime boys to court. These suitors are all charming in their […]