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

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Version Exclusives: Which To Buy

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Version Exclusives: Which To Buy

screenshot: The Pokemon Company Vulpix or Growlithe? Zangoose or Seviper? Ever since Arceus made the world in its image, Pokemon fans have had to grapple with a huge choice: which version to get. That quandary will remain in place for the latest games, pokemon scarlet and Purple. Every generation of Nintendo’s zeitgeisty monster-hunting RPGs splits … 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

Xenoblade 3 Is Already Winning Me Over

Xenoblade 3 Is Already Winning Me Over

screenshot: nintendo I’ve been looking forward to Monolith Soft’s next game since the last one ended in 2017, though not without my fair share of reservations. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a meandering JRPG with a hodgepodge of systems and extremely uneven storytelling. As much as I love the series, I was worried Xenoblade Chronicles 3 … 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

Halo 2’s Iconic E3 Trailer Will Be A Playable Level, Someday

Halo 2's Iconic E3 Trailer Will Be A Playable Level, Someday

screenshot: Bungie / Kotaku The coolest part of Halo 2 never made it into Halo 2. If you’re at all a fan of the series, you know exactly what I’m talking about: the “Earthcity” demoshown off during Microsoft’s E3 presentation in 2003. That level never made it into the full release of Halo 2but nearly … Read more

Hands Of Necromancy Is So Good It Could’ve Been Hexen III

Hands Of Necromancy Is So Good It Could've Been Hexen III

screenshot: HON Team / Kotaku In the mood for a retro-style FPS, I dug around the new releases on Steam, and poked at a few, not really clicking. Until, that is, I fsound Hands Of Necromancyand then played it all weekend. This is a Hexen-like FPS, with enormous, sprawling maps, a whole bunch of weapons, … Read more

Ron Gilbert Will No Longer Discuss Return To Monkey Island

Ron Gilbert Will No Longer Discuss Return To Monkey Island

screenshot: Developer Digital During Tuesday’s Nintendo Direct Mini, Return To Monkey Island was finally seen in motion. Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman’s return to the series, after over 30 years away, has given a lot of cause for interest among classic point-and-click adventure fans. And unfortunately, where go fans go assholes, people leaving shitty, insulting … Read more

Return To Monkey Island Looks Damned Pretty In First Footage

Return To Monkey Island Looks Damned Pretty In First Footage

screenshot: Developer Digital Thanks to this morning’s peculiarly throwaway Nintendo Direct Mini, we have finally seen footage of Ron Gilbert’s Return To Monkey Island. While there has been a blitz of information and PR for the game since its announcement in Aprilthis is the first time we’ve got a glimpse of how it will look … Read more

Arceus Perfected The Series’s Gameplay Model

Arceus Perfected The Series's Gameplay Model

screenshot: nintendo It’s clear that throughout its 26 year-long run, the Pokemon games have maintained a level of consistency that plenty others wish they could replicate. Truth is, this steady pace comes at a cost: the low-key quality of life buffs found in every entry often fall by the wayside come next time. As the … Read more