Esports may be bigger than ever, but it can still be hard to take players seriously when their competitive names are things like Dr. Pee Pee, Balls, JesusStick, FruitDealer, and Rape. Yes, there’s a Counter-Strike player called Rape.
Daybreak, the game studio behind EverQuest and H1Z1, is laying off a number of staff including David Georgeson, the man who has served as the face of EverQuest for many years, Kotaku has learned.
In an ideal world, Steam Greenlight would've opened the floodgates on an endless cascade of great games. In reality, it's led to a service stuffed with trash. Game makers scramble to get noticed, sometimes with underhanded tactics. Valve's introduced a new rule to curb this, but it doesn't solve the underlying…
In the near future, Atari will be launching one hell of a reinvention of the arcade classic Asteroids. The company just announced Asteroids: Outpost will be a multiplayer-focused survival game for PC that's launched through Steam's Early Access program. That's a surprise.
Legendary game designer Peter Molyneux, creator of the god game genre, has a history of over-promising and under-delivering. So when he took his latest game, Godus, to Kickstarter, people were a little wary. Turns out, they were right to feel that way.
Give people the tools to build whatever they want, and they'll probably create amazing technological wonders. Also, dicks.
Just about everybody knows that the acronym DLC stands for "downloadable content", but do they know what it really means? Probably, but we're going to define it anyway, because that's what the XXX: Defined series is all about.
Truth be told, I wasn't expecting much out of open-world zombie-slugger Dying Light. I didn't care for its predecessor, Dead Island, and I figured this one would be more of the same—but with sweet parkour moves. And yet, here I am, hopelessly addicted. I blame Fallout 3, one of my favorite games of all time.
Sixteen teams of two go in. Only one team survives. This is Survivor GameZ, a "last man-standing" deathmatch tournament that happens in DayZ every month.
Zombiller captures the true wallet (and door) rending terror of seasonal Steam sales with this Shining parody. Have you girded and re-girded your piggy bank? The summer sale is still a ways off, but it'll be here before you know it and also WHAT IS THAT BEHIND YOU RUNNNN.
If you're planning on grabbing Evolve when it launches tomorrow, you'll pretty much be getting a multiplayer experience similar in concept to Left 4 Dead where you can take on one of three monsters as one of 12 hunters (or vice versa). But it's a bit more complicated than that.
I was going to finish Watch Dogs, start Dying Light, get back to Transistor, maybe finally try Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes. That was my PS4 plan last week. Then I started playing Apotheon and discovered I have a weakness for Metroid-style games set on Mt. Olympus. You might, too.
Evolve can be simplified in many ways, and you've probably heard them all before. It's a first-person shooter. It's like Left 4 Dead, four players banding together, but you're up against a Tank—played by a fifth player—each round. It's one big boss battle, over and over. But the details that go into the new game,…
For better or worse, Valve wants Steam's community to take care of game curation and recommendation on the increasingly overstuffed service. I do not, however, think they expected this. No one expected this.
Nothing's easy in Westeros. There are no simple decisions, no sure outcomes, and just when you think you've made the right call, something unexpected turns up and kills you.