Halo Infinite Studio Head Leaves After String Of Departures

Halo Infinite Studio Head Leaves After String Of Departures

Photo: Mark Ralston (Getty Images) For as long as 343 Industries has existed, Bonnie Ross has been in charge of it. No longer. The Microsoft veteran announced on Monday that she would leave the studio in charge of Halo Infinite to deal with a family medical issue. It’s the latest high-profile departure on a pivotal … Read more

11 Things I Wish I Know Before Playing Ooblets

11 Things I Wish I Know Before Playing Ooblets

Image: Glumberland Anyone who has spoken to me in the last week knows that I am slowly losing my grip on reality due to the presence of rats in my apartment. The only thing keeping me from confronting the greasy creatures with a tactical vest made of rat coronavirus spike proteins and knives is Oobletsthe … Read more

We are saddened to report that Fortnite is still, somehow, very good

We are saddened to report that Fortnite is still, somehow, very good

Fortnite! There’s a roller coaster now.Image: Epic Games Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend? … Read more

Rumbleverse Is A Battle Royale With No Guns, And I Suck At It

Rumbleverse Is A Battle Royale With No Guns, And I Suck At It

Image: Epic Games / Iron Galaxy Rumbleverse is the latest entry in a seemingly endless list of free-to-play battle royale games. However, this latest spin on the aging format is more creative and interesting than I expected, as Rumbleverse ditches the usual SMGs, shotguns, and grenades for wrestling grapples, melee combos, and high-flying elbow drops. … Read more

Episode Three Concept Art Appears Online

Episode Three Concept Art Appears Online

The “BreenGrub”Image: David McGreavy/Valve/Kotaku Avid Valve fan and collector David McGreavy just shared a large trove of unseen concept art for Half Life 2: Episode Three and other unreleased Valve projects as part of his effort to preserve this history for the future. Over a decade ago, Valve began releasing smaller episodic sequels to 2004’s … Read more

Apex Legends Casuals Think Pros Are Ruining The Game

Apex Legends Casuals Think Pros Are Ruining The Game

Apex Legends kicked off its fourteenth season, hunted, this month. The latest content update adds a bunch of stuff to the game, including another playable character, tweaks to the OG Kings Canyon map, and a level cap increase. While this should be—and likely is—an exciting time for players of Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter, the … Read more

29 Years Later Mod Completely ‘Voxelizes’ Doom

29 Years Later Mod Completely 'Voxelizes' Doom

gif: id Software / Cheello / Kotaku File this one under “mods you probably thought already existed.” With Voxel Doomyou can now play the legendary 1993 first-person shooter Doom with all the monsters and items rendered in beautifully chunky, 3D voxels. While smaller-scope voxel mods have existed in the past, this one replaces just about … Read more

FIFA 22 Fans Actually Love Its Controversial Loot Boxes

FIFA 22 Fans Actually Love Its Controversial Loot Boxes

Four years after Star Wars: Battlefront II‘s disaster launch galvanized the world against loot boxesEA is still defending the exploitative microtransaction in its crown jewel: Fifa. In-game card packs don’t just make the publisher billions, EA swears that players love them too. “We wholeheartedly believe that Ultimate Team and FUT Packs, which have been part … Read more

Overwatch League Player Absolutely Shook By Tweet Firing

Overwatch League Player Absolutely Shook By Tweet Firing

Set railgun to abrupt termination.Image: Blizzard Entertainment Losing a job is always an uprooting event, but getting fired in public is straight-up embarrassing, especially when you don’t know it’s coming. That’s exactly what happened this week in the world of the Overwatch League (OWL), with the New York Excelsior team unceremoniously terminating main support player … Read more