Soulslikes Need Easy Mode And Steelrising Proves It

Soulslikes Need Easy Mode And Steelrising Proves It

Image: Spiders / Nacon The opening moments of Steelrising felt surprisingly doable and fun for a soulslike, a genre of game that often starts out with tough challenges and a “go figure it out” kinda vibe. But once I hit the second map, I encountered an enemy that made me reach for the game’s “Assist … 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

Harassed Destiny 2 Dev Drops Mic With Arc 3.0 Ability Reveal

Harassed Destiny 2 Dev Drops Mic With Arc 3.0 Ability Reveal

Image: Bungie Bungie revealed its massive Arc 3.0 rework of Destiny 2‘s lightning abilities today, and while the rundown includes a number of changes that are sure to make fans happy, one of its biggest surprises calls back to one of the game’s darker community moments earlier this year. Fortunately, the developer on the receiving … Read more

Halo 2’s ‘Impossible’ $20,000 Challenge Finally Conquered

Halo 2's 'Impossible' $20,000 Challenge Finally Conquered

screenshot: Bungie/IGDB They said it was impossible and, for nearly two decades, that seemed to be the case. But last night, a streamer named Jervalin beat Halo 2‘s “LASO deathless” challenge, earning a cool $20,000 in the process. Talk about finishing the fight. Let’s rewind. Earlier this summer, the YouTuber Charles “Cr1tikal” White Jr. posted … Read more

Halo 2’s ‘Impossible’ $20,000 Challenge Finally Conquered

Halo 2's 'Impossible' $20,000 Challenge Finally Conquered

screenshot: Bungie/IGDB They said it was impossible and, for nearly two decades, that seemed to be the case. But last night, a streamer named Jervalin beat Halo 2‘s “LASO deathless” challenge, earning a cool $20,000 in the process. Talk about finishing the fight. Let’s rewind. Earlier this summer, the YouTuber Charles “Cr1tikal” White Jr. posted … Read more

Blizzard Asks Overwatch Players If They’d Pay $45 For A Skin

Blizzard Asks Overwatch Players If They'd Pay $45 For A Skin

Image: Blizzard Those dastardly loot boxes containing randomized goodies might be a thing of the past come Overwatch 2‘s launch later this year, but a recent survey suggests the hero shooter’s monetization may become more aggressive elsewhere. Apparently, Overwatch 2’s in game store might charge you up to $45 for an individual skin–or at least, … Read more

Call Of Duty’s Cute Samoyed Dog Is ‘Plagiarized,’ Artist Claims

Call Of Duty's Cute Samoyed Dog Is 'Plagiarized,' Artist Claims

If found, please tell him he’s a very good boyscreenshot: Activision / CODSploitz / Kotaku If you’ve been following along with call of duty lately, you’re no stranger to seeing skins that remind of something you’ve seen before, be it John McClain from diehard Gold Ghostface from Scream. A recent, very adorable, very fluffy skin, … Read more

No Major Updates Coming For Red Dead Online

No Major Updates Coming For Red Dead Online

screenshot: Rockstar Games Rockstar Games has confirmed what many already suspected: There will be no major content updates for Red Dead Online moving forward. Instead, the company is shifting resources to focus on the next installment in the Grand Theft Autoo series. It also confirmed more updates and quality of life improvements are coming for … Read more

Destiny 2 DMCA Revenge Plot Now At $7.6 Million Bungie Lawsuit

Destiny 2 DMCA Revenge Plot Now At $7.6 Million Bungie Lawsuit

Image: Bungie A spree of rogue DMCA takedown notices for Destiny 2 happy on YouTube earlier this year has now ballooned into a $7.6 million lawsuit, as Bungie goes after the alleged perpetrator in court. In addition, some Destiny 2 content creators now say they feel “betrayed” after the person who was seemingly responsible denied … Read more

343 May Add Microtransactions To Halo: The Master Chief Collection

343 May Add Microtransactions To Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Image: 343 Industries It’s one thing for free-to-play shooter Halo Infinite to have microtransactions. now Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a first-person shooter with a price tag, might see something similar. Perhaps. Developer 343 is still “exploring” a “potential” framework “for the future.” Introducing microtransactions might seem like an odd step for Halo: The Master … Read more