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Overwatch’s New Map Is A Beautiful But Imbalanced Deathtrap

Among Overwatch fans, King’s Row is generally regarded as the game’s best map. It doesn’t do any one thing perfectly, but each of its points emphasizes different heroes’ strengths and strategies. The game’s new map, Rialto, seems to want to be a balmier King’s Row, but I don’t feel like it’s quite there yet.Read more… […]

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Game Studio’s ‘Joke’ About 90-Hour Work Weeks Did Not Go Over Well

Crunch is one of the gaming industry’s biggest issues. Devs work countless extra hours to get games out the door, wringing themselves dry of blood, sweat, and tears for weeks or months at a time. It destroys people. Development studio Neocore was reminded of this when it announced earlier this week what it planned to…Read […]

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Some Fortnite Players Worry The Game Is Becoming Overstuffed

After Fortnite Battle Royale exploded in popularity, developers over at Epic Games focused their attention on regular updates that, some players say, has inflated the game with too many items. Sure, some players might appreciate boogie bombs, guided missiles, remote explosives and launch pads, but to players who…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What It’s Like Auditioning To Be Star Trek’s Newest Composer

This week on Kotaku Splitscreen, I talked with composer Austin Wintory (Journey, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate) about what it was like auditioning to be the composer for Star Trek: Discovery, and why he’s glad he did it even though he didn’t get the gig.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Red Zones Are Putting PUBG’s Creator At Odds With Players

Red zones, randomly occurring mortar hells, have been in PUBG since the beginning, but they’ve never been particularly popular with players. To many, they represent death by randomness, rather than skill. Recently, Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene came to the feature’s defense, and now players are pushing back harder…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Demonic Strategy Game I Love Playing Before Bed

Golem Gates is a surprising mix of strategy and card game elements that’s beautiful to look at but rough around the edges. While I started playing it because of its weird hybrid mechanics, what I really came to appreciate was its serenely empty world and relaxing ASMR voice overs.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Modders Are Still Working On The Never-Released Halo Online Game

Halo Online is a free-to-play version of the popular shooter series that was only ever offered in a closed beta test in Russia in 2015. After years on ice, a mod that makes it playable the world over is getting a brand new version on April 20.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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You can now win Overwatch’s Retribution mission even if your teammates won’t get in the dang dropshi

You can now win Overwatch’s Retribution mission even if your teammates won’t get in the dang dropship. Blizzard released a small update today that, among other tweaks, causes the end-of-mission dropship to “leave incapacitated players behind to complete the mission.” Sorry, bloodthirsty Rambo wannabes. You deserve…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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