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How To Easily Complete Some Halo Infinite Challenges Using Bots

Halo Infinite’s early multiplayer launch on Nov. 15 was a fun surprise and in the time since then the general response to the beta has been favorable. But, the free-to-play shooter’s battle pass has been heavily criticized for being too slow to level up and filled with crappy rewards. While I can’t help you with […]

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The Recent EVE Online Riots Where Thousands of Fans Burned Their In-Game Money, Explained

EVE Online’s latest slate of updates, “New Dawn”, promised to bring with it a return to an age of prosperity to the game’s universe. Alongside the first patch of the new quadrant came a Nov. 12th Developer Blog detailing how CCP, the developer behind the game, planned on delivering that new age. However, rather than…Read […]

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The Recent EVE Online Riots Where Thousands of Fans Burned Their In-Game Money, Explained

EVE Online’s latest slate of updates, “New Dawn”, promised to bring with it a return to an age of prosperity to the game’s universe. Alongside the first patch of the new quadrant came a Nov. 12th Developer Blog detailing how CCP, the developer behind the game, planned on delivering that new age. However, rather than…Read […]

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How To Get Halo Infinite’s Sick Samurai Armor

See that kick-ass suit of armor at the top of the post? That’s a prize available for knocking out objectives in Halo Infinite’s first timed event, dubbed “Fracture: Tenrai,” which went live on Xbox and PC this afternoon and runs through November 30. For no other reason than “Ahhhh, look at it,” here’s another angle:Read […]

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Epic Buys Rock Band Creators To Make ‘Musical Journeys’ For Fortnite

Epic Games recently acquired Rock Band developer Harmonix, the two companies revealed in separate announcements today. Here we go again.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Epic Buys Rock Band Creators To Make ‘Musical Journeys’ For Fortnite

Epic Games recently acquired Rock Band developer Harmonix, the two companies revealed in separate announcements today. Here we go again.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Wild Halo Infinite Flag Heist Pays Off

For the first time in a decade, Halo is magical again. Halo 4 and 5 were fine, but they largely lacked the magic that defined previous games: the signature cocktail of oppositional plays that turn your vision red while also making you laugh so hard your lungs hurt. Halo Infinite has so far nailed that […]

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Halo Infinite’s Multiplayer, As Told By Steam Reviews

At this juncture it’s almost comical that Halo was once upon a time treated as second fiddle on PC. These days, it’s an undeniable juggernaut. Case in point: Earlier this week, Microsoft surprise-released a beta for Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode on Xbox and PC. It instantly rocketed up the Steam charts, topping …Read more… Continue […]

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Halo Infinite’s Multiplayer, As Told By Steam Reviews

At this juncture it’s almost comical that Halo was once upon a time treated as second fiddle on PC. These days, it’s an undeniable juggernaut. Case in point: Earlier this week, Microsoft surprise-released a beta for Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode on Xbox and PC. It instantly rocketed up the Steam charts, topping …Read more… Continue […]

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Star Citizen Players Are Overdosing Each Other Unconscious In ‘Safe’ Areas

Perpetual work-in-progress Star Citizen might never be a real game you can just nip down to the shop and buy, but watching developer Cloud Imperium try is endlessly entertaining. In the latest update on the game’s test server, players have figured out how to use newly-added healing guns to deliver drug overdoses to…Read more… Continue […]

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ResetEra Owner Cashes Out Gaming Forum For $4.5 Million

Four years after the popular gaming forum, ResetEra, was born from the ashes of NeoGAF, it has been sold to a network of Swedish esports sites for an eye-popping $4.5 million. While the deal puts a price tag on the previously unquantifiable value of discussions like, “How did Blizzard get away with selling Overwatch…Read more… […]

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Spelunky World Record Holder Busted As A Cheater

A player by the name of BarryMode has, for the last eight years, held the world record for a run through Spelunky. Not anymore, though, after fans discovered that he’d cheated, with the evidence clearly visible in the video he’d recorded of the run.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Aeon Must Die Situation Just Got Way More Complicated

Today, the beat-’em-up Aeon Must Die comes out for PC, Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation. A day ahead of its release, some of the game’s original developers—now at a different, newly formed studio—have published a statement requesting that the game’s publisher and developer “complete their legal responsibilities.” That…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Avengers Adds Paid Experience Boosts, Pissing Off Everybody

Last week Marvel’s Avengers was added to Xbox Game Pass, quickly becoming one of the most played games on the console. Perhaps capitalizing on this forward momentum, this week Avengers adds paid timed experience point boosters to its cash shop, something the developers said they were committed to not doing last year.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Genshin Impact’s Latest Event Reminds Us It’s Always Been Very Gay

Queer Genshin Impact players have been eating well this month. During the gacha game’s anniversary web event, playable character Chongyun blushed as he stood with another playable character, Xingqiu. Later during the Moonchase Festival main quest, Xingqiu offered to read a romance novel to him (despite being a…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Valve Refunds All DOTA 2 Tourney Tickets Only 12 Days After Selling Them, Event No Longer To Have Live Audience

Valve has canceled all plans to have a live audience at its large-scale DOTA 2 tournament, the International, as the number of covid cases in the host city of Bucharest, Romania continues to increase. The company also announced all tickets will be refunded immediately.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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New World Players Face Massive Queues, Wait Times On Overloaded Servers

Amazon’s new massively multiplayer online role-playing game New World opened its doors earlier today, reaching a peak of over 700,000 players. That said, not even Jeff Bezos’ piggy bank has kept the MMO’s grand debut from being plagued with the usual launch day woes, including ridiculous wait times to just play the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Wild Halo Infinite Bug Creates An Endless Wave Of Wet Floor Signs

It’s been said many, many times, but video games are very hard to make and stupid complex. So there will always be bugs. Some bugs are annoying and ruin a game. Other bugs, like some that are popping up in the Halo Infinite beta, are funny and just a hoot to look at it. Let’s […]

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UK Cracks Down On In-Game Ads And Microtransactions

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has released new, updated guidance on how game developers and publishers should and shouldn’t advertise in-game premium currencies and other purchases. The ASA is pushing back against in-game timers, labels such as “Best Value!” and more. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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