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Top Riot Executive Suspended Without Pay Following Investigation Over Workplace Misconduct Top Riot Executive Suspended Without Pay Following Investigation Over Workplace Misconduct

Earlier this week, Riot’s CEO sent an e-mail to employees describing the punishment its COO, Scott Gelb, will face after multiple employees alleged that, as a comedy bit, he has repeatedly touched subordinates’ balls or butt or farted in their faces. Several employees tell Kotaku that his punishment—two months of…

Twitch Sale Of Curse Media Will Combine Two Popular Gaming Wikis Twitch Sale Of Curse Media Will Combine Two Popular Gaming Wikis

Wiki site Fandom announced yesterday that they will acquire Curse Media, which runs gaming wiki site Gamepedia, from Twitch. Twitch owned Curse Media for just two years.

The State Of The Nintendo Switch In 2018 The State Of The Nintendo Switch In 2018

As sophomore slumps go, the Nintendo Switch’s wasn’t so bad.

I Liked Hoverbike Racing Game Desert Child's Pitch More Than Its Execution I Liked Hoverbike Racing Game Desert Child's Pitch More Than Its Execution

At E3, amid the booming explosions of big-budget game trailers and sterile setups for pricy gaming PCs, I stumbled upon a cute racing game called Desert Child. It looked like a western, cyberpunk racer and had some Cowboy Bebop flair, all rendered in chic pixel art, and immediately I was intrigued.

It’s time to toss your London Spitfire jersey in the wash because the Overwatch League just announced its 2019 schedule. The first match will take place on February 14 and include four games—one more nightly match than the 2018 season’s, perhaps because there are now a whopping 20 teams. First up, we’ll see a…

Super Smash Bros. Still Can't Get Online Right Super Smash Bros. Still Can't Get Online Right

Ten years after Nintendo released its first online Smash game, it still hasn’t gotten the online experience right.

Tips For Playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tips For Playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has it all, and whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie coming in blind, “it all” is a lot. Every fighter from every prior Smash game is available, plus over 100 stages, a lot of wily items, a slew of quality-of-life updates and a somewhat perplexing collectables system called “Spirits.”…

Magic: The Gathering is getting a pro league, publisher Wizards of the Coast announced yesterday. 32 top players will get the change to win a combined $10 million in prizes. Their contracts, Wizards says, will be for $75,000, directly addressing concerns Magic pros had about earning sub-par money. Some top players…

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: The Kotaku Review Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: The Kotaku Review

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the very best of the Smash Bros. series.

The U.S. Army Has A New Plan To Recruit Gamers The U.S. Army Has A New Plan To Recruit Gamers

In a burnt-out, four-story shopping mall on the eastern outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq, one room blared with the raucous sounds of the ‘70s and ‘80s—Metallica, Boston, Blue Oyster Cult. American troops had occupied the Sha’ab Central Market, then known as the Forward Operating Base Callahan, in 2007, and from there,…

Wow, that new Super Smash Bros. game looks great! Big thanks to the YouTuber Dunkey for..... whatever this is.

The Paradox Of Online Games' Group-Finders The Paradox Of Online Games' Group-Finders

One of the great online gaming paradoxes is the group-finder, a feature intended to bring people together that often does the opposite. It’s a mainstay in online games, a one-size-fits-all solution to the ever-present social gaming problem of “How do I meet people and progress?” Functional, accessible and a little…

Full Copy Of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Leaks Two Weeks Before Launch Full Copy Of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Leaks Two Weeks Before Launch

Leaked copies of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are circulating two weeks ahead of its highly-anticipated release. Over the weekend, details about the game’s adventure mode, musical soundtrack and Spirits system have spread across YouTube, 4Chan and Reddit. As of now, the leak’s origin is unknown.

The Singular Life Of Twitch's Most Foul-Mouthed Streamer The Singular Life Of Twitch's Most Foul-Mouthed Streamer

To hear her tell the story, Twitch streamer Sweet_Anita has lived a fascinating and unusual life.

Pokémon Let's Go's Leveling System Raises Some Morbid Questions Pokémon Let's Go's Leveling System Raises Some Morbid Questions

If Pokémon Let’s Go is banking on my nostalgia, it’s working, but it’s also bringing to mind some disturbing questions about the nature of Pokémon. ’90s kids’ idle fantasies of weed-whacking our way through forests alongside some loyal, sweet Pokémon companion are realized in the latest Pokémon game, which even lets…

KeyForge Is A Whole New Kind Of Card Game KeyForge Is A Whole New Kind Of Card Game

KeyForge is a card game for people who would love Magic: The Gathering, but who run screaming into Mommy’s arms upon hearing the words “deck building.” It’s a game for the most doe-eyed of card-game beginners and the most seasoned fans alike, in part because of its winning gimmick: There’s no booster packs, drafting,…

The much-anticipated Harry Potter augmented reality game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has been delayed until 2019, co-developers Niantic and WB Games indicated today in a new trailer. It was slated to come out this year. The mobile game will capitalize on the success of Pokemon Go’s tech, although details on Harry…

Fatal Call Of Duty Swatter Pleads Guilty To 51 Charges Fatal Call Of Duty Swatter Pleads Guilty To 51 Charges

Swatter Tyler Barriss, 26, pled guilty yesterday to the crimes that led police to forcibly enter the home of Wichita resident Andrew Finch, who died from an officer’s gunshot wound. Barriss originally pled not guilty to this fatal instance of swatting, which occurred over a dispute in Call of Duty in 2017.

Ambient ocean exploration game Abzu is coming to the Switch November 29, publisher 505 Games announced today. It is chill as heck and beautiful through and through.

Haunted House Board Game Betrayal Legacy Takes 13 Thrilling Hours To Play Haunted House Board Game Betrayal Legacy Takes 13 Thrilling Hours To Play

The haunted-mansion horror game Betrayal at House on the Hill is an easy, irresistible pitch for board gamers: You explore a mansion, creepy stuff happens, you unearth possessed items, then somebody turns evil and y’all have to kill them or something. Last week, publisher Avalon Hill released Betrayal Legacy, a…

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