Several Excuses For Why I Am Still Playing Nintendo's Latest Mobile Game

When Nintendo and Cygames’ Dragalia Lost launched at the end of last month, I said it was a slick version of the same old mobile action role-playing game. Turns out a little slickness goes a long way, as I’ve been playing the damn thing every day since. Why? Let me pull out my list of excuses.

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Source: Kotaku – Several Excuses For Why I Am Still Playing Nintendo’s Latest Mobile Game

Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban

Last night, Red Dead Redemption developer Rockstar Games lifted its social media policies, telling employees they were no longer banned from speaking about their work experiences on Twitter and Facebook. The move has led to a number of current staff sharing mostly positive stories from their time at the massive game…

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Source: Kotaku – Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban

The Hex Mashes Up Game Genres, Then Gets Really Weird

I’m just gonna cut to the chase: The Hex is this year’s Frog Fractions, Undertale, or—perhaps most aptly, given that it’s from the same creator—Pony Island. It’s a game that makes confetti of genre conventions and reassembles the scraps into a surprising story about how we interact with games.

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Source: Kotaku – The Hex Mashes Up Game Genres, Then Gets Really Weird

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Warped Pipes: Where Greenhouse, On

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Warped Pipes: Where Greenhouse, One Of The Mario Series’ Most Obscure Games, Fits Into The Timeline Cult Games And The Elusive Notion Of “Quality” TAY Retro: Atari 2600 – Reactor [TV Commercial NA]

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Source: Kotaku – Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Warped Pipes: Where Greenhouse, On

Rocket League’s New Cross-Play Feature Won’t Arrive Until 2019, Developers Say

Rocket League, everyone’s favorite car soccer game, has been at the forefront of discussions around online cross-play for several years now. Long before Sony agreed to play nice with the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One when it came to Fortnite, Rocket League studio Psyonix has been working to create unified player…

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Source: Kotaku – Rocket League’s New Cross-Play Feature Won’t Arrive Until 2019, Developers Say

Twitch's Casino Section Is Full Of Suspicious Channels

On Twitch, if a streamer’s concurrent view count consistently stays above 20,000, it means they’ve probably hit the big time. It’s the culmination of years of hard work, of amassing followers and community building. Even big names like Myth and Summit1g average below 20,000 some months. Yesterday, I watched a casino…

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Source: Kotaku – Twitch’s Casino Section Is Full Of Suspicious Channels

For Honor's New Update Is Full Of Surprisingly Cool Ideas

For Honor’s Marching Fire update went live this week. While some of the changes it brings can be quite granular, when taken as whole it offers a substantial refresh of Ubisoft’s 20-month-old medieval brawler. For those willing to pay, there are four new fighters. For everyone else, there’s an overhaul of the game’s…

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Source: Kotaku – For Honor’s New Update Is Full Of Surprisingly Cool Ideas

Deadspin Kevin Durant’s Brother’s Instagram Comment Definitely Means That Kevin Won’t Re-Sign With T

Deadspin Kevin Durant’s Brother’s Instagram Comment Definitely Means That Kevin Won’t Re-Sign With The Warriors | The Root Soccer While Black: #GolfCartGail Calls Cops on Father Cheering on Son at Soccer Game | Splinter If You Don’t Want to Live in a Dorm Forever, Build More Housing | Pictorial Something Is Wrong in…

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Source: Kotaku – Deadspin Kevin Durant’s Brother’s Instagram Comment Definitely Means That Kevin Won’t Re-Sign With T

We rounded up 10 female horror directors for Jason Blum, who seems to have trouble finding them

With the release of Blumhouse’s rebooted Halloween just a couple of days away, studio head Jason Blum has been doing his usual round of interviews touting the studio’s success. But rather than letting Blum rest on the laurels of Get Out and Halloween, Matt Patches of Polygon asked Blum about a less flattering aspect…

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Source: Kotaku – We rounded up 10 female horror directors for Jason Blum, who seems to have trouble finding them

New Breath Of The Wild Glitch Turns Head Stomp Into High Speed Takeoff

Breath of the Wild players have always taken advantage of the game’s wonky physics, either in speedruns or for fun. It’s one thing to ride on stasis-launched trees, but it’s way more fun to shoot across Hyrule Field with a good head stomp. A new glitch allows just that, letting players gain tremendous speeds and blast…

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Source: Kotaku – New Breath Of The Wild Glitch Turns Head Stomp Into High Speed Takeoff

MapleStory 2 Players Keep Submitting And Selling Bigoted Items To The Shop

Players of the kid-friendly MMO MapleStory 2 say that the player-created item shop is rife with racism and anime porn. The Maple Story 2 team told Kotaku that they “actively monitor the Design Shop for offensive material as well as have a reporting system,” but also: “Given the volume of the reports, there has been a…

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Source: Kotaku – MapleStory 2 Players Keep Submitting And Selling Bigoted Items To The Shop

A Bullet-Hell Shooter About Loving Your Enemy

The Void Rains Upon Her Heart is an early access bullet-hell game available on PC. It’s all about earning randomized loot and learning to love the monsters you face. Random sequences of difficult bosses challenge the player to adjust their strategies, while special rewards augment your abilities and encourage…

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Source: Kotaku – A Bullet-Hell Shooter About Loving Your Enemy