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In the wake of our story about Riot Games’ sexist culture, women who work at the gaming company are contributing to a wall of post-its expressing support for each other.

Breaking: Too Many Fire Emblem Characters In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Breaking: Too Many Fire Emblem Characters In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

We live in exciting times, Super Smash Bros. fans. In this year 2018, in which many improbable things have happened, Nintendo has announced we’re getting precisely what we’ve wanted in the upcoming Smash game: every Smash fighter ever, plus Ridley from Metroid; King K. Rool from Donkey Kong; even Daisy from Mario.…

King K. Rool Will Be In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate King K. Rool Will Be In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

After years upon years of begging, Smash fans will finally see Donkey Kong Country’s King K. Rool in Smash Ultimate, released December 7.

Smash Ultimate is getting two new“echo fighters”—or fighters with movesets that echo already-existent fighters: Chrom from Fire Emblem Awakening and Dark Samus from Metroid Prime 2 and 3.

Popular Overwatch Pro Leaves The League To Return To His Twitch Empire [Correction] Popular Overwatch Pro Leaves The League To Return To His Twitch Empire [Correction]

Today, beloved Overwatch League star Brandon “Seagull” Larned announced his retirement from professional Overwatch after just one season. Larned, who played off-tank and DPS for the Dallas Fuel, will return to streaming on Twitch, where he built a streaming empire of 760,000 followers.

Inside The Culture Of Sexism At Riot Games Inside The Culture Of Sexism At Riot Games

Throughout her three years at Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends, Lacy made it her mission to hire a woman into a leadership role. Lacy had heard plenty of excuses for why her female job candidates weren’t Riot material. Some were “ladder climbers.” Others had “too much ego.” Most weren’t “gamer enough.”…

London Spitfire Wins The First Overwatch League Finals, $1,000,000 London Spitfire Wins The First Overwatch League Finals, $1,000,000

The first-ever winner of the Overwatch League season playoffs is the London Spitfire. After a rocky season spent wobbling between commanding victories and unexpected defeats, the Spitfire earned a $1,000,000 prize, as well as a silver gauntlet in the style of publisher Blizzard’s sword-and-sorcery roots. Their…

Big changes are coming to Overwatch’s little hammer man. In an interview with VG247, Overwatch’s lead designer detailed how he’s making Torbjorn more useful on attack maps. Soon, he might be able to throw his turrets, which would self-upgrade. Also, his ultimate ability, Molten Core, may become a normal ability.

Last Night's Upset Shows Cracks In The Overwatch League's Best Team Last Night's Upset Shows Cracks In The Overwatch League's Best Team

Last night, something went terribly wrong with Overwatch’s best team. It became apparent early on in a match, when Do-hyeon “Pine” Kim, New York Excelsior’s unstoppable, sawed-off shotgun, switched off the sniper hero who made him famous and onto Doomfist, a character notorious for being high-risk but high-reward.…

We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible

In 1993, before the magical girl anime Sailor Moon was released in the U.S., there was an alternate vision for it. It was an American vision. A total remake of the show with Saturday morning-style animation, intercut with footage of real-life, all-American high school teens.

Criminals Are Using Clash Of Clans To Launder Money, New Report Claims Criminals Are Using Clash Of Clans To Launder Money, New Report Claims

Online criminals are reportedly laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars using blockbuster mobile games like Clash of Clans, Clash Royale and Marvel Contest of Champions, according to a new report by German cybersecurity firm Kromtech.

What 'Women Only' Overwatch Groups Are Actually Like What 'Women Only' Overwatch Groups Are Actually Like

As someone who is both a journalist and gamer, I enjoy tossing myself into the hell pits of online shit cans and sorting through the garbage for meaning. Over the last week, that pit has consisted of “egirls only,” “hot egirls only 18+,” “only hot girls 420,” “[Name redacted’s] feminist island 2/2/2 girls only,” and…

Overwatch’s ridiculous new hamster hero—whom Kotaku will hereafter refer to as “Hammond,” not “Wrecking Ball”—will go live on July 24, Blizzard announced today.

When The Titans Of Beatboxing And Super Smash Bros. Collided 

Up a set of stairs in a musty Polish wedding venue, 11-year-old Lizzie “Ultrasonic” Newell, wearing a backwards, gold snake-print hat, approached a cluster of world-famous beatboxers. Their circle immediately absorbed her. Newell showed off her own plucky drum beats, bouncing along in time. She fit right in here, yet…

Fortnite Gets Golf Carts, Portals And A Desert With Season 5 Fortnite Gets Golf Carts, Portals And A Desert With Season 5

Released this morning, Fortnite’s Season 5 is like a whole new game. With two new locations, toys, an All Terrain Kart and some spooky, weird space-time rifts, today’s Fortnite is in an entirely different universe.

Meet The Controller Mechanic Who Repairs Smash Pros' Hardware On The Fly Meet The Controller Mechanic Who Repairs Smash Pros' Hardware On The Fly

In a poorly-lit corner of a former Polish wedding venue in Brooklyn, New York, Giovanni “ShinG” Nieves took a screwdriver to a GameCube controller as a crowd of customers waited. Nieves, in a red bomber jacket and a fade haircut, was reverse-engineering a Super Smash Bros. 4 competitor’s controller at a tournament…

This Twitch Streamer Gets Revenge On Tech Support Scammers This Twitch Streamer Gets Revenge On Tech Support Scammers

“How should I get you the money, like, write a check?” said the Twitch streamer Kitboga, affecting the frail vocal fry of an 81-year-old woman named Edna.

Overwatch’s Pink Mercy skin sales raised a heckin’ ginormous sum of $12.7 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

It's Now Even Easier For Overwatch Players To Throw Games It's Now Even Easier For Overwatch Players To Throw Games

“We deranking u cool?” asked the creator of “LOSING GAMES/TROLL/DERANK,” a group queued up for a game of Overwatch. I agreed. “I’ve never done this before,” I said over comms. “How does it work?” My new teammates explained that we would draw out the game for as long as possible, frustrating our opponents by whatever…

The Truth About 'Video Game Addiction' The Truth About 'Video Game Addiction'

When one of World of Warcraft’s top ten guilds recruited Cam as their chief hunter, his suicidal thoughts surged. To earn the enviable invitation, Cam had spent 16 hours a day grinding on WoW, to the detriment of everything else. He told his father he’d scored a job at a local restaurant, but every day after his dad…

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