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Gris Looks Beautiful Gris Looks Beautiful

Gris is one of those great-looking indie games, the type that has no trouble hitting a Kickstarter funding goal, though in this case it was publisher Devolver Digital whose attention it drew after months of sending snippets of art and gameplay footage out onto the wilds of social media. Now it’s headed to Switch and…

Bethesda Takes Hard Line On Cross-Play With Its Elder Scrolls Card Game Bethesda Takes Hard Line On Cross-Play With Its Elder Scrolls Card Game

Bethesda’s VP of marketing said over the weekend that the developer intends for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, Bethesda’s card game, to be fully cross-play, with progress carrying over no matter what system people play it on when it eventually releases on consoles. While not mentioning Sony specifically, the message…

The PS4’s Livestreaming Hub Still Has More Nudity Than It Probably Should The PS4’s Livestreaming Hub Still Has More Nudity Than It Probably Should

Live From PlayStation is an an app on PS4 where people can go to see live streams, archived videos, and screenshots being shared by other players, some of which include porn, because in 2018 it’s apparently still possible to get explicit pics trending on PS4.

Valve Finally Confirms Dota 2’s Latest Loot Box Was Bugged Valve Finally Confirms Dota 2’s Latest Loot Box Was Bugged

After days of players complaining of a rare item not dropping in Dota 2’s latest loot box, Valve put out a statement overnight confirming that they were right: Theories that the loot box was bugged weren’t sour grapes, but actually true.

The Weekend In Esports: Evo 2018, StarCraft II, And More The Weekend In Esports: Evo 2018, StarCraft II, And More

With the Overwatch League’s inaugural season firmly in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to move on to the fighting game world. This weekend’s Evo is the biggest tournament of the year, starring street fighters, smash brothers (and sisters) and a crap ton of Gokus.

Four Years Later, Players Found A Metroid Hidden In Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze Four Years Later, Players Found A Metroid Hidden In Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze

There’s a metroid in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and someone finally found it. The search took four years, but it turns out it’s actually not that hard to find once you know where to look.

Epic Will Keep Fortnite Off Google’s Store To Make More Money Epic Will Keep Fortnite Off Google’s Store To Make More Money

Epic Games has confirmed that when Fortnite Battle Royale releases on Android phones it won’t be sold through the Google Play store. In an email to The Verge, CEO Tim Sweeney said this was in part to avoid the 30% cut Google takes on in-app purchases for games sold through its storefront.

In Magic: The Gathering Creator's New Card Game, Every Deck Is Unique In Magic: The Gathering Creator's New Card Game, Every Deck Is Unique

KeyForge: Call of the Archons bills itself as a card game in which no two decks are the same. Maker Fantasy Flight Games announced it at GenCon 2018 today, revealing that Richard Garfield, veteran designer behind Magic: The Gathering, is working on it. It sounds wild.

For Honor’s seventh season went live today, including the addition of a new map and reworks to the Warden and Valkyrie classes. The update also adds new legendary gear, an additional 10 reputation levels, and Master and Grandmaster player ranks. Ranked duels will now be in rotation outside of tournaments as well. 

Apple's New Policy Hurts Mobile Game Review Sites Apple's New Policy Hurts Mobile Game Review Sites

Apple is ending its affiliate program for apps which could mean the end of review sites like TouchArcade that have relied on a cut from Apple to keep their mobile game review sites afloat. The tech giant made the announcement in its August newsletter saying that members of the program will stop receiving commissions…

I'll Really Miss GameStop's Elite Pro Program I'll Really Miss GameStop's Elite Pro Program

Yesterday, video game retailer GameStop sent out an email to members of its PowerUp Rewards Elite Pro program saying that it is coming to an end as of today, August 1. Surely the end times are near.

Chasm: The Kotaku Review  Chasm: The Kotaku Review 

I went into Chasm searching for something that would knock me on my ass. What I found was entertaining, but nothing more. Plenty of secrets, hidden dangers, and mysterious evils lurk deep within Chasm’s side-scrolling labyrinth, which is made lively and vibrant thanks to some truly amazing pixel art. Halfway through…

The Dog Behind One Of Twitch’s Oldest Emotes Has Died The Dog Behind One Of Twitch’s Oldest Emotes Has Died

FrankerZ is a Twitch emote dating back to 2012 that connotes playful sarcasm. But he was inspired by a real dog, Frankie, whose owners confirmed earlier today had died. He was eight years old.

Donut County, another one of those beautiful looking indie games that never seems to come out, finally has a release date of August 28 on iOS, PC, and PS4. There’s a new launch trailer and everything, and guess what, it still looks like a wonderfully chill time. 

Possible Reasons Why A Hedge Fund Manager Is Betting $400 Million Against Nintendo Possible Reasons Why A Hedge Fund Manager Is Betting $400 Million Against Nintendo

Earlier today, Nintendo’s quarterly earnings report showed mixed signals; operating profits were up, but Switch sales and software attach rates were down. That all must have meant something to the Wall Street investor who gambled hundreds of millions on the assumption that the video game giant is about to hit a major…

Fortnite’s new update is now live, bringing back a nerfed Guided Missile and Jetpacks in a new limited time mode aptly titled “Fly Explosives.” Both are also now available in Playground Mode. Slurp Juice is also back after last week’s update broke it. I had some this morning. It was good.  

Hell Is Watching Smash Bros. Characters Dance Like They’re In Fortnite

Our time on this planet is limited, but please spend a moment of it feasting on the internet’s latest abomination.

Gran Turismo Sport Gets Microtransactions A Year After Series Producer Said It Wouldn’t Gran Turismo Sport Gets Microtransactions A Year After Series Producer Said It Wouldn’t

Gran Turismo Sport’s July update is now live, adding a new race track and more cars. It’s also introduced microtransactions, something the series producer said last summer the game wouldn’t have.

Developer Releases Vita Game With Easy Trophies So ‘A Lot Of People Buy It’ Developer Releases Vita Game With Easy Trophies So ‘A Lot Of People Buy It’

Little Adventure on the Prairie released last February on both PS4 and Vita. It’s not good. The game consists of walking from left to right, pressing the X button to swing a sword at everything you run into, and occasionally hopping over invisible snags in the level geometry. Its creator didn’t need it to be good,…

The Weekend In Esports: Overwatch Finals, PUBG Invitational, And More The Weekend In Esports: Overwatch Finals, PUBG Invitational, And More

The inaugural season of the Overwatch League comes to a close this weekend. It’s been a long, winding, and at times downright weird road to the finals which now see two underdog teams face off for cash and glory.

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