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Mario Kart Victory Would Piss Me Off Too

Today on Highlight Reel we have Rocket League victories, Tony Hawk’s Pro God, and much more.

Twitch Cuts Ad-Free Viewing Benefit From Prime Membership Twitch Cuts Ad-Free Viewing Benefit From Prime Membership

New Twitch Prime members will no longer have access to ad-free viewing after September 14, the streaming platform Twitch announced today. Existing subscribers will still be able to watch streams uninterrupted until their next renewal date, at which point the ads will be inescapable for anyone who doesn’t sign back up…

Here’s a first look at Life is Strange 2, which stars two brothers, Sean and Daniel Diaz, on the run from cops “after a tragic event that changes their lives forever.” The five-episode series will start on September 27 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The Sims' Caribbean-Inspired Outfits Are Lackluster The Sims' Caribbean-Inspired Outfits Are Lackluster

The Sims 4 got an update last week that gave the game some Caribbean themed hair, clothing and furniture in honor of Carnival. While the hair is phenomenal, the rest has me a little confused.

Valve's Card Game Artifact Was Booed Last Year, Cheered This Year Valve's Card Game Artifact Was Booed Last Year, Cheered This Year

At Valve, everything happens in Valve Time—even fans learning to appreciate new games, apparently.

HD remasters of both Grandia I and II will be coming to Switch this winter publisher GungHo Online announced on Facebook. Both are JRPGs from Sega Saturn and Dreamcast eras respectfully defined by a unique turn-based battle system that incorporates active movement around the battlefield. Grandia II is currently …

The Best Competitive Local Multiplayer Games The Best Competitive Local Multiplayer Games

For a couple of years, I ran multiplayer Kotaku Game Nights in bars and pubs around London and Brighton, UK. We’d play good music with actual DJs, set up a bunch of consoles, get the beers in, and welcome anywhere from 50-200 people, depending on the night. It was the ultimate testing ground for competitive…

My New Favorite World Of Warcraft Spot Is A Junk Pile My New Favorite World Of Warcraft Spot Is A Junk Pile

On the far western side of Tiragarde Sound in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth’s island nation of Kul Tiras, surrounded by tiresome rolling green hills, lies a gold and amber treasure trove of discarded tech garbage. It’s a beautiful place, as long as you don’t mind the vicious robot dogs.

We Can't Fix The Internet We Can't Fix The Internet

As a teenager in the early 2000s, I was a member of a large, passionate, and loosely affiliated community of Harry Potter lovers (known, like other, similar communities, as a fandom), mostly gathered on LiveJournal. We discussed the books and characters; we wrote fanfiction and long diatribes about the movie…

Nvidia's Beefy New Graphics Card Will Cost $1,200 Nvidia's Beefy New Graphics Card Will Cost $1,200

The next set of graphics cards from Nvidia will start at $600 and go all the way up to $1,200, the company announced today, promising that the new RTX lineup will come out in September. Third-party versions will run a bit cheaper, from $500-$1,000.

Yakuza's Arcades Are A Sly Way To Preserve Old Games Yakuza's Arcades Are A Sly Way To Preserve Old Games

I played Yakuza Kiwami 2 this weekend and loved every second of it. Arcades are a big part of Yakuza’s gorgeous cityscapes, and their changing roster of old Sega game shows a different way of preserving classic games.

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night has been delayed until 2019 and its Vita version cancelled. The game was expected last year but got delayed in March of 2017, at which time the Kickstarted project similarly announced a cancellation of the Wii U version, so this all feels a bit like déjà vu.

Sony Finally Gets A Little Weird With Its New DualShock 4 Colors Sony Finally Gets A Little Weird With Its New DualShock 4 Colors

Sony has announced four new color variations for the Dualshock 4, including a couple of spunky two-tone ones that look fun as hell.

Hitman Season 1 will be remastered and playable in Hitman 2, IO announced today. The missions will be updated with Hitman 2's AI, graphics, new items, and new game modes. The redone missions will be free for players who own Hitman; IO doesn’t mention what it will cost for new players.

Nintendo Announces A Bunch Of Switch Indie Game News Nintendo Announces A Bunch Of Switch Indie Game News

To kick off Gamescom, the biggest gaming convention in Europe, Nintendo announced a ton of news about indie games on Switch, including release dates, ports, and even some surprise releases for today. Slay the Spire, Children of Morta, and more are coming to Switch in the next several months, among many other…

The Week In Games: Vampires, Spies, and Wrestlers The Week In Games: Vampires, Spies, and Wrestlers

It’s another week of interesting new game releases, ports of classics, and sequels. We’ve even got Night Trap!

A PS2 Mod For Your Feet A PS2 Mod For Your Feet

These PlayStation sneakers aren’t official—I doubt either Nike or Sony would go with something so obvious—but the results are still pretty cool.

Life On The Wall Life On The Wall

Ulysse Verhasselt is a freelance concept artist and illustrator from Finland.

FIFA 19's Cursed Cover Has Been Fixed FIFA 19's Cursed Cover Has Been Fixed

It’s been a bad couple of years for the cover stars of major sports games. Big transfers of star players like Kyrie Irving, Neymar and LeBron James have left the marketing for NBA 2K18, PES 2018 and 2K19 in need of repairs, and we can now add FIFA 19 to the list as well.

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and Siege of Dragonspear have received a huge number of bug fixes and enhancements with the 2.5 update. The list of changes is massive across all platforms, and this might be the perfect time to dive into the classic game and its newer expansion. 

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