Rollback Netcode Coming To Dragon Ball Z and Samurai Shodown

Rollback Netcode Coming To Dragon Ball Z and Samurai Shodown

Image: bandai namco EVO, the year’s biggest fighting games event, went down over the weekend, and in terms of news perhaps the biggest announcement was that not one but two games will be getting RNetcode improvements over the next 12 months. Don’t know what that means, or why it’s important? I got you! So in … 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

Half-Life 2 Meets Halo In This New Steam FPS, Adaca

Half-Life 2 Meets Halo In This New Steam FPS, Adaca

gif: Siris Pendrake / Kotaku I’ve probably written this before on this very website, but whenever someone asks me what my favorite video game is, my default answer is Half Life 2. So any game that tries to capture Half Life 2‘s excellent mix of exploration, action, puzzle-solving, and emptiness has my attention. And if … 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

This Killer Immersive Sim Holds Up Against Genre Classic Prey

This Killer Immersive Sim Holds Up Against Genre Classic Prey

screenshot: MindThunk / Kotaku Imagine if I told you there was a new immersive sim—think Prey, Dishonored, etc—but made by a team of just two people. And then imagine I told you it was really damn good. And now stop imagining, because it’s real, obviously. It’d be a weird intro if it weren’t. Ctrl Alt … Read more

The Best Time To Play Nier: Automata Is Right Now

The Best Time To Play Nier: Automata Is Right Now

screenshot: Square-Enix Nier: Automata spent the last week in the headlines, the result of a secret door that sent the community into a scramble. The mystery itself may have come to a sudden, surprising conclusion, but that doesn’t mean the base game it was part of should drop off your radar. In fact, it’s all … Read more

10 Things Every GTA Online Fan Trying The New Update Should Do

10 Things Every GTA Online Fan Trying The New Update Should Do

Image: Rockstar Games With the new Grand Theft Auto Online update released last week, the game has become easier after Rockstar added more ways to make money that don’t involve ripping your hair out and putting up with annoying trolls. But a big update like this for an already massive game can be very overwhelming. … Read more

Game Broke After Spending $100,000

Game Broke After Spending $100,000

screenshot: Blizzard / jtisallbusiness / Kotaku Diablo Immortal‘s pay-to-win mechanics have been controversial since the game launched back in June. Now they’ve also apparently broken the game for at least one YouTuber who reportedly spent over $100,000 on beefing up his Barbarian character. The player’s win rate is seemingly so good the game won’t even … 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

7 Bonkers Minecraft Mods That Will Throw You Into Utter Madness

7 Bonkers Minecraft Mods That Will Throw You Into Utter Madness

Fundy Returning to modes that make things far, far harder, our old friend Fundy was so confident with this next challenge that he pledged to give the person who beat it the fastest before October 31, 2021, $2,000. In this difficulty, breaking any block with “log” in its name results in silverfish exploding out of … Read more