Loot Boxes Would Be For Adults Only If Australian Bill Passes

Loot Boxes Would Be For Adults Only If Australian Bill Passes

Image: Blizzard Following the example set by governments in places like Belgium and the Netherlandsan Australian politician has put forward a bill that would, if passed into law, massively restrict the use of loot boxes in video games aimed at children. Federal politician Andrew Wilkie, an independent, introduced the bill into parliament yesterday. Proposing that … Read more

343 Releases Previously Unseen Images From Halo 2 Development

343 Releases Previously Unseen Images From Halo 2 Development

Image: 343 In Halo, “the sandbox” often refers to the weapons and vehicles on a map at any given time: all the toys you have to play with. But for a whole other set of Halo fans, that sandbox is the game itself. Be it through Forge or ambitious modding projects like SPV3, playing with … Read more

Steam Game Bails On Loot Boxes To Win Back Players

Steam Game Bails On Loot Boxes To Win Back Players

screenshot: Unknown Worlds Entertainment These days it’s rare to see an online game without built-in live-service monetization, let alone one that’s getting rid of that stuff. But that’s exactly what the Subnautica dev behind moonbreaker are doing. Recently launched in Early Access on Steam, the tabletop RPG is throwing out both its premium paid currency … Read more

Overwatch 2 Disabling Aim Assist Ruins Fun For Console Players

Overwatch 2 Disabling Aim Assist Ruins Fun For Console Players

Image: Blizzard While Blizzard was concerned with effectively turning Overwatch 2 “off and back on again” last night and accidentally made a third of its heroes temporarily unplayable in an effort to deal with issues impacting just two, players have taken umbrage with another part of the troubled hero shooter: the disabling of aim assists … Read more

Right Now Is A Great Time To Jump Into No Man’s Sky

Right Now Is A Great Time To Jump Into No Man’s Sky

You no longer have to suffer survival and crafting tasks to enjoy the sights of this vast galaxy.Image: HelloGames No Man’s Sky‘s latest update, dubbed “Waypoint,” allows you to tweak the game’s difficulty in a wide variety of ways, making the game easier or more challenging in key areas. This has the happy side effect … Read more

What To Know To Earn Exclusives

What To Know To Earn Exclusives

Image: Blizzard / Kotaku Overwatch 2 landed this week with a bunch of changes compared to the first game, not the least of which were its new heroes. And if you’re looking to kit out the game’s latest support hero, Kiriko, you don’t want to miss out on Overwatch 2‘s first Twitch Drop. Kicking off … Read more

Overwatch 2 Cat Bug Is Randomly Buying Skins From The Shop

Overwatch 2 Cat Bug Is Randomly Buying Skins From The Shop

Image: Blizzard Thought Overwatch 2‘s wait times have seemingly improved after maintenance on the game’s servers last night, you still might want to wait a bit if you’re looking for an entirely bug-free experience—especially if you don’t like bugs that might be spending premium currency on hero skins without your consent while using the in-game … Read more

Rockstar Locks Social Media Comments As GTA VI Leak Spreads

Rockstar Locks Social Media Comments As GTA VI Leak Spreads

Grand Theft Auto V artworkImage: Rockstar Games In the days following this week’s massive Grand Theft Auto VI leaks, investigations have revealed more information about the party behind the hack. Rather than a single individual, it appears that at least two people—possibly connected to a larger hacker group—were behind the weekend’s huge breach. And while … Read more

Heroes Of Newerth, Once League Of Legends’ Rival, Has Shut Down

Heroes Of Newerth, Once League Of Legends’ Rival, Has Shut Down

Image: Heroes of Newerth It was so long ago, and the space is now so thoroughly dominated by two games that it’s almost impossible remembering any other way things could be, but for a brief window of time the MOBA genre—basically any and every game that was copying WarCraft III’s DotA map—was a warzone. For … Read more