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Counter-Strike Tournament Organizer Changes Rules For Benefit Of Banned Cheaters

Valve’s anti-cheating software, known as VAC, monitors public Counter-Strike matches for evidence of cheating, like aim assist or changing value modifiers. Traditionally, any pros found cheating have been barred from competing in tournaments, but one organizer has decided to let them back in. Read more...

Nier’s 2B Is Ready For Liftoff

Today on Highlight Reel we have Nier takeoffs, Mass Effect leg day, tank humor, and much more! Read more...

Can Learning To Make Video Games Help Rehabilitate Jailed Kids?

“What they teach you in juvenile halls or in youth offender facilities is not about education,” researcher Dana Ruggiero told me during a recent phone interview. “It’s not about making better choices. It’s literally just a rhetoric, and then they put you back into the same system you came out of.” She started Project… Read more...

Looking To End Grenade Spam, Battlefield 1 Gives Everyone Recharging Grenades

Choke points and trenches are prime targets for grenades in Battlefield 1. High player numbers can make it difficult to gain ground without being blow to kingdom come. The first part of the developer’s plans to curb this? Give everyone grenades that automatically resupply. Read more...

The Sweet Taste Of Zelda Revenge

Well, would you look who it is. Remember me, motherfucker? I’m that kid you callously wasted back when I had three hearts, a pair of pants, and a stick for a weapon. Read more...

Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Do I Handle My Weird Fetishes?

Hello and welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating column to prevent the resurrection of Dracula. Read more...

If I Have To See Kirby With Human Feet, So Do You

I’ve now seen Kirby with realistic human feet and I feel like maybe the Internet was a mistake. Read more...

You've Got Two Great PS4 Deals to Choose From Today, If You Somehow Don't Own One

You don’t need to wait for a major holiday to get a great deal on a PS4 Slim. The standard Uncharted bundle is on sale for just $235 right now, or you could pay the full $300 price for the Call of Duty Infinite Warfare bundle, and get bonus copies of Resident Evil Biohazard and For Honor. Read more...

Horizon Zero Dawn Looks Unnaturally Good Because Of 'Hyper-Realism'

Horizon Zero Dawn is a beautiful game. Sometimes, it seems too beautiful. Here’s how the developers achieved such an uncannily gorgeous look. Read more...

Yooka-Laylee Ditches JonTron's Voice Acting Over His 'Personal Viewpoints'

Recently, Jon “JonTron” Jafari made some damn extreme comments about race, which set off a chain reaction of, well, reactions across the internet. The latest consequence of Jafari’s ugly remarks: upcoming N64-era platformer revival game Yooka-Laylee is removing his voice acting. Read more...

The New Power Rangers Game Isn't Half Bad

With a new chapter in the Power Rangers saga unfolding in theaters across the country this weekend, Saban and Lionsgate have teamed with mobile developer nWay to release Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, a real-time mobile fighting game featuring heroes and villains from throughout series history. Read more...

Here's April's Xbox Live Games With Gold Lineup

If you haven’t caught up on Season Two of Telltale’s The Walking Dead or missed Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Xbox Live’s Games with Gold has you covered for April. Paying subscribers to Xbox Live can grab these four games for “free”if they have an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Read more...

Why Millions Of People Play An MMO About Tanks

When I doodled war scenes as a kid, they always featured some elaborate tank. Obviously riding what was essentially a giant gun was the best way to be on the front lines of a battle. Free-to-play MMO World of Tanks captures some of that childhood excitement. I’ve been playing it since 2015, and it’s just as exciting… Read more...

Mass Effect: Andromeda Players Are Creating Nightmare Characters

The Mass Effect series has traditionally allowed you to customize your main character. Some players take this as an opportunity to create inhuman abominations. Mass Effect: Andromeda has been no different. Read more...

Podcast: Revisiting The Switch, One Month Later

Kirk and I have each had the Switch for a month now, and really, it’s grown on us quite a bit. Come listen to us discuss Nintendo’s new console on today’s episode of Kotaku Splitscreen. Read more...

The Concourse Our Petulant Piss Boy President Must Be Treated Like A Baby | Jezebel No One Can Enter

The Concourse Our Petulant Piss Boy President Must Be Treated Like A Baby | Jezebel No One Can Enter Kim and Kanye’s Home Without Being ‘Patted Down By Security’ | Gizmodo Trump Targets 17-Year-Old Girl’s Cat Site Because Everything Is Stupid | The Root Sean Spicer Is Insufferable | Read more...

Leaked Image Gives A First Look At Destiny 2, Out This September

As has become an annual Bungie tradition, a retailer has leaked info on the next big Destiny release. It’s not much, but here’s your first look at the marketing materials for Destiny 2, a video game that we will no doubt come up with all sorts of pithy ways to describe over the next few years. Read more...

Overwatch Characters As Fantasy Heroes

Overwatch Fantasia is a project by some Korean artists to take Blizzard’s roster of Heroes and make them look like they walked out of something like a Final Fantasy artbook. Read more...

Players Looking For Shiny Magikarp Are Getting Trolled By Pokémon Go

Right now, most people playing Pokémon Go are hunting for one thing: a golden shiny Magikarp. Oh, they’re finding shiny Magikarp alright. It’s just not turning out how they’d expect. Read more...

Hyperkin X91 Retro Controller Review: Past Imperfect

Over the past three decades console game controllers have evolved from utilitarian rectangles to sleek works of ergonomic engineering art. Hyperkin’s retro-styled X91 wired controller for Xbox One and PC is what would have happened if that evolution had taken a less comfortable turn. Read more...

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