When Fortnite developers released the game’s notorious rocket launcher, surely they knew they had designed a fatal long-range weapon. Always crafty, Fortnite players quickly discovered something else about these rockets: They’re nifty ways to get around the map. As it turns out, they’d stumbled upon something Fortnite…
What started out as a typical Weather Channel hurricane report took a turn when the broadcaster submerged himself in nine feet of digital flood water. The hyper-realistic visualization was created with Unreal Engine, which powers video games like Fortnite, Ark: Survival Evolved and Street Fighter V. Yikes, though!
Here we are. Earth. Full of things as usual. One of those things will be Katamari Damacy on the Nintendo Switch.
One Super Smash Bros. Melee fan manually counted how many turnips Melee pro Adam “Armada” Lindgren, a Peach main, pulled in 2018. He counted 3,048. And from this data, he analyzed Armada’s turnip strategy on a variety of Melee stages. Woah.
Diablo III Eternal Collection, what Blizzard calls its “definitive” version of the role-playing game, is coming to the Nintendo Switch on November 2, 2018. Hello, my friend.
In mid-August, in front of an audience of his own employees, Marc Merrill, a co-founder of Riot Games, the studio behind League of Legends, admitted fault. According to two sources watching, he apologized, his voice choked up, and he began to cry. Twelve years after Riot’s founding, it had become clear to its…
When a theme park shutters its gates for good, it’s usually marked with a small sigh from the local news or, if the park was big enough, a what-went-wrong exposé from the national press. Decades later, they’re rusted-over playgrounds for teens who want to spook their dates. One YouTuber, who runs the channel …
In the wake of public allegations that Riot Games has fostered a sexist workplace culture, two longtime employees exited the company yesterday under hazy circumstances.
Blizzard has confirmed eight new Overwatch teams for the Overwatch League’s second season. The teams will represent Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and three Chinese cities: Hangzhou, Chengdu and Guangzhou. An official start date for the second season has not been announced.
When the mood strikes to watch a feel-good show about the glamour and charm of teenaged girl friendship, absolutely do not watch Asobi Asobase. Stay far away from it. If you want a good laugh at the expense of some gruesome brats, it’s entirely ideal. If you want to see three teen girls revealing themselves to be…
Days after Fortnite publisher Epic Games started rewarding players for enabling two-factor authentication, Ubisoft began doing the same with tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege. Ubisoft account-holders can snag a Siege skin after adding that extra layer of security with the game’s big update, Operation Grim Sky.
On Saturday, three Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons artists traveling from Europe to publisher Wizards of the Coast’s headquarters in Renton, Washington were denied entry to the country by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and held overnight in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility.
Today, 22 days after Kotaku published an article detailing the culture of sexism at League of Legends development studio Riot Games, Riot posted a blog apologizing that Riot “hasn’t always been—or wasn’t—the place we promised you” and promising to make big, impactful cultural changes.
Anime director Masaaki Yuasa’s recent movie Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, in U.S. theaters August 21, has all the adventure of a night high or drunk in a foreign city with none of the depravity.
In the wake of our story about Riot Games’ sexist culture, women who work at the gaming company are contributing to a wall of post-its expressing support for each other.
We live in exciting times, Super Smash Bros. fans. In this year 2018, in which many improbable things have happened, Nintendo has announced we’re getting precisely what we’ve wanted in the upcoming Smash game: every Smash fighter ever, plus Ridley from Metroid; King K. Rool from Donkey Kong; even Daisy from Mario.…
After years upon years of begging, Smash fans will finally see Donkey Kong Country’s King K. Rool in Smash Ultimate, released December 7.
Smash Ultimate is getting two new“echo fighters”—or fighters with movesets that echo already-existent fighters: Chrom from Fire Emblem Awakening and Dark Samus from Metroid Prime 2 and 3.
Today, beloved Overwatch League star Brandon “Seagull” Larned announced his retirement from professional Overwatch after just one season. Larned, who played off-tank and DPS for the Dallas Fuel, will return to streaming on Twitch, where he built a streaming empire of 760,000 followers.
Throughout her three years at Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends, Lacy made it her mission to hire a woman into a leadership role. Lacy had heard plenty of excuses for why her female job candidates weren’t Riot material. Some were “ladder climbers.” Others had “too much ego.” Most weren’t “gamer enough.”…