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Forager, Steam's Latest Hit, Is All About The Grind Forager, Steam's Latest Hit, Is All About The Grind

When I first started playing Forager, I nearly fell asleep. My little marshmallow man spawned on an abandoned island, and I was all alone, sans direction save for the option to build a furnace and hack at some trees to collect supplies. I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about. Then I leveled up, and things…

Steam Users Flood Assassin's Creed Unity With Positive Reviews Following Ubisoft's Notre-Dame Efforts Steam Users Flood Assassin's Creed Unity With Positive Reviews Following Ubisoft's Notre-Dame Efforts

Typically, when thumbs-down ratings pour in and Steam’s chart-based review-bomb-detection alarms start ringing, it means a developer’s done something to earn users’ ire on a massive scale. Assassin’s Creed Unity, however, is experiencing the opposite: a positive review bomb.

Overwatch’s next map will be Havana. If you’ve played the new Storm Rising co-op mission, you’ve already gotten a taste of the upcoming Cuban map. The regular game version of it will be an assault map, meaning there’ll be a payload for you to push while your teammates run in circles or shoot the ground or whatever.…

Through Births, Illnesses, And Holidays, This Guy Streamed On Twitch For 2,000 Days In A Row Through Births, Illnesses, And Holidays, This Guy Streamed On Twitch For 2,000 Days In A Row

You end up sharing a lot with your audience when you decide to stream a portion of each day for 2,000 consecutive days. Holidays, birthdays, births. Also, bodily fluids. At one point, while battling an illness, Ben “CohhCarnage” Cassell even brought the camera with him into the bathroom. “I couldn’t get away from the…

Dear Overwatch, Let Me Ride The Motorcycle Dear Overwatch, Let Me Ride The Motorcycle

Earlier this week, when Blizzard introduced Overwatch’s latest co-op mission, Storm Rising, the teaser trailer featured Tracer on a motorcycle. It was accompanied by the tagline “Chase the truth.” When I logged in to try out the mission today, I was immediately greeted by a screen of Tracer on a motorcycle. I started…

Overwatch League Player Fined One Month's Salary For Inappropriate Comment To Streamer Overwatch League Player Fined One Month's Salary For Inappropriate Comment To Streamer

An Overwatch League player who told a 17-year-old streamer that she was his teammate’s “second wife” has been fined one month’s salary and denied a bonus payment, his team announced today.

Heaven's Vault: The Kotaku Review Heaven's Vault: The Kotaku Review

“Stories don’t have tidy beginnings,” says the main character of Heaven’s Vault, outer space archaeologist Aliya Elasra, at the beginning of the game. “The past is always present.”

The Internet Reacts To Nintendo's Weirdly Suggestive Toad Promotional Video

Hey, it’s Toad, loyal pal of Princess Peach and Mario. Who doesn’t love Toad? What are you up to, buddy? How’s it hangin— Oh. Oh no.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Banned In Nepal Because Of Addiction Concerns PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Banned In Nepal Because Of Addiction Concerns

While the World Health Organization does include “gaming disorder” in its International Classification of Diseases, some recent research suggests that only a very small percent of game players are at risk of getting addicted. That, however, hasn’t stopped Nepal from banning the game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds under…

Celeste Is Way Easier When You're Playing As Kirby Celeste Is Way Easier When You're Playing As Kirby

During these dark times of difficulty discourse—in which brothers tear down brothers and Sekiro purists get memed to heck and back—hit platformer Celeste stands out as a bastion of both brutality and accessibility, pushing players to the limit with devious level design but also allowing them to dictate the terms of…

Thousands Watch As GTA V Streamer Puts On Elaborate In-Game Concert Thousands Watch As GTA V Streamer Puts On Elaborate In-Game Concert

On Twitch, Grand Theft Auto V role-playing is a full-on phenomenon. Every day, streamers pretend to be criminals, cops, doctors, and other types of criminals. Together on a heavily modified custom server, they craft a 24/7 streamer cinematic universe of unfiltered, gleeful trash. With so many people now aboard the GTA…

Track: Trust | Artist: Moon Tooth | Album: Crux

Road To Guandong is a new road trip game in the style of Jalopy. Set in ‘90s China, it tells the story of recent art school graduate Sunny, who suddenly has to take over the family restaurant after her parents’ death. In the game, Sunny and her aunt will road trip through Guangdong, China, make difficult choices, and…

You Can Now Pet The Dog In Enter The Gungeon, Thanks To That Twitter Account You Can Now Pet The Dog In Enter The Gungeon, Thanks To That Twitter Account

You can pet the dog in Enter The Gungeon, but it was not always this way. Until recently, nobody could pet the dog, and times were dark indeed. Then a humble Twitter account stepped in and saved the day, at what turned out to be the very last minute.

Four Players Have Quit Overwatch League In The Last Two Weeks Four Players Have Quit Overwatch League In The Last Two Weeks

Expansion teams and new meta aside, Overwatch League season two has felt, for the most part, like business as usual. Behind the scenes, however, teams continue to practice, scrimmage, and prepare rigorously, all while planning for a third season in which they’ll move to their respective cities all across the world. It…

Why People Are So Mad About The Epic Games Store Why People Are So Mad About The Epic Games Store

For more than a decade, Steam has dominated the PC gaming market. More than 100 million people have amassed vast game collections on Valve’s platform, not to mention friends and communities. Now Epic is trying to muscle in on Steam’s turf, and a certain segment of PC game players are remarkably mad about that. Here…

Two days after the Borderlands 3 Epic Store exclusivity review bombs began, Steam’s new anti-review bomb system has kicked in. The scores of Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and Borderlands: Game Of The Year Edition have been marked with asterisks that denote “off-topic review activity” and returned to…

Borderlands Is Getting Review Bombed On Steam Over Epic Store Exclusivity [UPDATE] Borderlands Is Getting Review Bombed On Steam Over Epic Store Exclusivity [UPDATE]

Yesterday, Gearbox announced that Borderlands 3 will be an Epic Games Store exclusive for six months after its September 13 release. Like clockwork, Steam users began review bombing previous games in the noted dabbing robot shooter series shortly after. Twenty-four hours and thousands of negative reviews later,…

Fan-Made Overwatch Mode Makes Players Rely On Each Other To See

Overwatch is a game where visual language is paramount to keep the fast-moving action readable. Characters, for example, are designed so that their unique silhouettes are eye-popping even from far away. It also helps to be able to see anything literally at all—something you really come to appreciate when 90 percent of…

Epic Bans Stretched Screen Resolutions From Fortnite Tournaments, Upsetting Pros Epic Bans Stretched Screen Resolutions From Fortnite Tournaments, Upsetting Pros

Fortnite, like life, is full of mysteries. Why do we build if we’re only going to destroy? Can taking countless lives to survive a bloodbath really be considered a victory or, indeed, royale? What’s the deal with this tomato guy? Why is he smiling? What does he know? Then there’s the biggest question of all: Does…

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